this home in the uk was converted into a residence from an old church.
i heart it. a lot. especially the big windows.

ps i found this on one of my new favorite blogs NOTE TO SELF :)
i have now seen the movie 500 days of summer twice now. and i loved it! i loved how it was artsy, realistic, surprising, and entertaining. although, the character of summer kind of got on my nerves. i did like her clothes though, and the fact that although hair ribbons in ponytails are circa 1990 she rocked it.
one of my favorite scenes from the film was when tom goes to a dinner party at summers and there is a split screen of his expectations vs. reality. so often i live my life like this. i have unrealistic expectations and that builds false hope or unnecessary anxiety. i so wish i would just trust Jesus and enjoy the ride. here is a video of tom experiencing a little false hope.


crooked creek 2009
when God made you He said, "very good".


gosh, what is going on in my heart right now that is keeping me awake at 12:42 cst after spending a week with high school friends at crooked creek, not napping once, and then another 18 hours on a bus? something is probably stirring deep in the crevices of my heart. sleeping is something that has been a problem for me for a long time. in a couple weeks i am even going to a neurologist bc my usual doctor thinks that something is up between the not sleeping and migraines. which are both a part of my life at this very moment. they actually are both (not sleeping and migraines) pretty much a part of my daily life, or if not my daily life, my life 4/7 days of the week at least. what is God doing there? are the two connected? i want to believe that my heart plays into most parts of my life and could easily effect me physically. but i look at my heart and dont see anything unusual going on. and, i would say i am pretty good at recognizing that kind of stuff. if i tried to draw a picture of my heart right now (one of my favorite things to do and to see other people do and then share with me) it would be green bc it feels healthy, pink around the edges bc as always it is tender, then it would probably have little question marks squiggled in there a few times. sometimes i wonder what God is doing. i had a great conversation with one of my high school friends this past week and in it she was sharing her heart and we started talking about how great it would be to have a crystal ball where you could look ahead, see what God is going to do, then relax and go with what He has planned. but, He is good so His ways are good, so my heart must trust that the not knowing is how He wants it. living a life of trust is what i am thinking that means. well i am starting to close my eyes as i type so i am gonna sign off.
with a heart that feels healthy, tender, and full of questions, but at the same time trusting in the one who carries my heart,
p.s. i love that little cartoon/picture/quote above bc although i dont know if emerson necessarily meant it in a christian way i love how it says give all to love, bc Jesus is ultimate love so i give all to Him. i also love the next part, obey thy heart bc Jesus lives in my heart and i am to obey him and that is where he resides. and how precious are the birds and little girl?!


this blog is brought to you by the letter "L"
letterpress and my friend lindsay (who requested an entry).
and i love both of them a whole lot.

so i dont think texas is all that and the rest of the world just sucks, but this is a very cute map.


this looks like a good time. and i love the decorations!


i like these girls a lot. we got to see each other this weekend. it was very fun. i wish they lived in texas instead of tennessee. pi love for life.

“If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself, ‘How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, or shove their oar in, or patronise me, or show off?’ The point is that each person’s pride is in competition with everyone else’s pride. It is because I wanted to be the big noise at the party that I am so annoyed at someone else being the big noise. Two of a trade never agree. Now what you want to get clear is that Pride is essentially competitive — is competitive by its very nature — while the other vices are competitive only, so to speak, by accident. Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others. If everyone else became equally rich, or clever, or good-looking there would be nothing to be proud about. It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition has gone, Pride has gone. That is why I say Pride is essentially competitive in a way other vices are not … Greed may drive men into competition if there is not enough to go around; but the proud man, even when he has got more than he can possibly want, will try to get still more just to assert his power. Nearly all those evils in the world which put people down to greed or selfishness are really far more the result of Pride.”
— C.S. Lewis, from Mere Christianity
ouch. but, this is such a great reminder for my heart.


my new favorite little blog is KATIE DID
i hope one day i can make:

an adorable scarf to keep my daughter warm in the wintertime.

a birthday shirt for my little girl to wear to school on her 5th bday.

precious valentines day bracelets for all the kindergarten kiddos.

easter dresses with ruffles for sisters to wear to church.

a skirt with perfect handwriting on it for the first day of school.

and i hope that on that first day of school there is a sweet man that will carry the younger one on his shoulders while walking the older one to her first day.
*katie did made all of the above creations all while raising three little kids. can i get a "superwoman"?


my trip to memphis so far...
silver spoon. wicked. krystal. strawberry shortcake. homemade guacamole. family. besties. beale street.


i cant sleep. and, i need to get a life.
Twilight Quiz


driving over the mississippi river into the great state of tennessee.