Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trivial Tuesdays

K & I have been having a great time in our new home.  It has pretty much consisted of hanging out with our kitten, Piper,

 (we are obsessed, I know), fixing up the apartment, attempting to cook, making coffee, making sonic runs (with our cat) and recieiving the occasional visitor like Beef, Lindsey, or Anne. So.....

Tuesday nights are our night on the town! At Hal & Mals you can play trivia for a mere 2$/person and it is so much fun. . .well, it is fun for Kurt & his friends.  I pretty much sit there and doodle pictures on my napkin.  Which is very important.  I am considered "moral support" by the guys.  They are all so smart about such ridiculous things!!  Comics, the Monty Python Movies, Bones in the Body, names in the news, and they can decode any type of phobia because of their extensive latin knowledge.  I am so stunned by how much they know combined!!

My one contribution, which I am very proud of, is always related to the BACHELORETTE.  I know, shameful.  But very, very entertaining, none-the-less.  :-)  I think if one were to look up "guilty pleasure" in the dictionary.  One would find The Bachelorette maybe, and most DEFINITELY "bachelor pad."

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Same Kind of Different

Just finished reading this book.  It has been recommended to me by many friends!  I remember Morgan loving it a while back & Elena recently loaned me her copy.  I have been pretty much in love with the story.  Aren't books amazing?  Think about it, what else lasts many, many, many years and has the capability to reach thousands of different people from completely different backgrounds!

That's another good reason to blog.  Comfort and encouragement can be found in words over and over again, especially words from your friends.  Here are a few quote from this book that I want to post on a sticky-note and wear it on my head. Or write it on a t-shirt.  Whatever.

"Our limitation is God's opportunity"

"I'm just a nobody trying to tell everybody about a Somebody who can save anybody."

"What must befall thee must befall thee, and what will pass ye by will pass ye by."

All three of these quotes come from Denver Moore in the story.  He is a true-life character who came from Louisiana cotton fields to being homeless in Ft. Worth Texas.  His attitude and perspective on life is AMAZING.  He is wise and his words put my life and my silly worries in perspective!  Thank you Elena for letting me borrow this book!

And afterall, we are all the "same kind of different." Think about it!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

He doesn't know those words

God has been challenging me lately to trust and rely completely on him.  It is lesson we have been working at for quite some time now and I still haven't learned it.  Will I ever?  I love Him so much, but it's just so difficult sometimes to feel "good enough." 

Enough.  Am I enough? Am I doing enough?  Did I try hard enough?  Did I care enough?  Did I give enough?

As a perfectionist I am constantly worrying over being the best I can be, my best self, etc.  Last night I talked to mom about my anxiety about being enough.  I said, Momma, I just worry that God is saying to me, "more. that's not good enough." 

She said, "Baby, he doesn't know those words."

So whatever it is in YOUR life, however big or small, significant or insignificant, trivial or travesty, whatever it is that you are beating yourself up about not having done enough, just let it go.  And ground yourself in his love and hope unswervingly.

Because we will never be "enough."  We will never fill ourselves up, no matter how hard we try.  If I make those cookies it will not be enough, if I call a sick friend it will not be enough, if i get a job, get a husband, get a car, get a pool, learn French and paint like Monet, it still won't be enough. 

We won't fill ourselves up because that is a job only God can do. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Happy Fourth of JULY ! Its been one year since Kurt and I got engaged and now we are married.  What a year.  It has been such a blessing, every minute of it.  I am so lucky and blessed by the loving people we have in our lives and it feels so good to be back home where it all started.  I love y'all!  God has blessed us in so many ways. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

peter panning it

What I have learned about Growing Up THIS week:

1. When one recieves important notices from one's university one should not slam the computer shut, eat oneself a piece of Dove Chocolate, and move to the other room to avoid looking at one's computer.

2.  One should not keep one's cap and gown.  The University will notice and send unkind emails.

3.  Whether or not chicken is cooked COVERED is apparently an important detail, unless one likes his or her chicken  burnt to a crisp.

4.  Less baking soda = flat banana bread (I like to call them banana pancakes)

5.  One should double check which location of the restaurant when planning breakfast dates.  If one is not careful two people can end up at two different locations of the same restaurant.

I won't grow up.