Thursday, December 24, 2009

over it.

Most of the time, this is how Leland and I "spend time together." I'm over it. Don't get me wrong, thank God for skype--it makes the long distance thing a lot easier. But GEEZ I'm ready to be with him for ten days! And all summer. :) Counting down the days until we get to spend real time together... (7 days)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

no place like home for the holidays :)

I've been home a full 24 hours now, and it feels great to be here. There are so many things that I think I take for granted when I haven't been home in a while. It's so good to wake up and have coffee already made, lay around in my PJs as long as I want to, open a fully stocked refrigerator and pantry and snack all day long... gosh, what a life of luxury! Haha.

It's fun to hang out with my sisters. We have so much fun together... it really kind of sucks that we only get to all three be together a few times a year. It makes for some very special time together though! I envy people who get to be with their siblings all the time.

I spent some time with my best friend since about age 5, Ashlee, today. We're going shopping together tomorrow. She is pretty fabulous. She's that one friend that you can always count on. We've just been through life together, from the beginning until now. She's so solid in her faith, and comforting to be around. When life gets hard to handle and I feel like things are out of control, Ash always puts things into perspective for me. What a blessing that girl is. I love that I have memories of us as little bitty kids all the way until now... you don't get many of those kinds of friends in a lifetime. Time spent with her makes me realize how truly blessed I am by the relationships that I have with the people that I love the most.

Christmas break is off to a good start. I love being with my family and other loved ones. I'm enjoying the fam and Houston friends, and looking forward to some sweet time with my sweet boy over New Years in Nashville, along with some more of my very favorite people!

I hope your break is wonderful, too.
Blessings, friends! Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Longest day ever.

Today I drove 548.85 miles. 9 hours. Alone.

It was a long one. I'm exhausted. Laying in bed like a zombie right now.

Glad to be home. More to come tomorrow. Just thought I'd post in honor of making it home in one piece... that was my first time to make that entire drive by myself. What an accomplishment.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

what a lady

My Mom's birthday was this weekend, sad I had to miss it. According to my sister it was quite the party. In honor of sweet Trish, I wanted to post my favorite photo of all time of her. I found this in a box when we were moving two summers ago, and I have kept it ever since. Here she is, about 17 years old, sassy as ever.

Haha! Happy 41, my dear mother!

3 more days until home... can't wait to be done with the semester. I need a month of rest.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

wax lips and giant cupcakes!

Today to take our minds off of finals week, my very talented friend Kelsey did a photo shoot of me and our friend Haley with some fun props that she's been wanting to do for a while. We had so much fun just goofing off with wax lips, some cardboard glasses, and a giant cupcake! Here are some of my favorites...

So there you have it... a spontaneous photo shoot that turned out to be oh so fun! Kels is pretty flippin talented... cause I definitely am NOT as great looking as these make me out to be! Haha. She's interning at Elle Magazine in NYC this summer... pretty big time. My best friend will be famous someday...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I can't believe it's already December! Instead of posting an angry "I hate finals" post, I'm going to post a happy, "I love Christmas" post! I'm excited to go home next week, and then to spend New Years and the rest of my break after that in Nashville! I can't wait t just have a month off to rest. I need that. I'm pretty pumped about Christmas in general... hot chocolate, movies with the family, good food, cheesy Christmas music, Christmas Eve service, etc.

We had our ReMix "tacky Christmas" party last week... it was a good time. My attire:

Things on my Christmas list this year:

1. NEW YORK! (Spring Break this year--Mission Trip with my church! I told my parents all I really wanted was the money for this.)

Alicia Keys and Jay-Z just make me really excited to be going there...

2. This neat-o hat from Urban Outfitters!

3. Sweaters... Scarves... wintery things!

4. Fingerless gloves!

... that's about it. Pretty much I just want NYC for Christmas this year. I'm struggling in figuring out what to get the boy... ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Merry Christmas to all!