Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Some things I've been thinking about

-I don't know how army wives do it. I'm not talking about the television series. I don't even watch it. I'm talking about all the wives and mothers who stay at home while their husbands are off putting their lives on the line. I just don't know how they do it. Dont' get me wrong, I will forever be grateful for our soldiers. I just have a hard time putting myself in their shoes.

-I have GOT to stop killing my stomach by eating dairy products without taking meds. Oh man, the PAIN! I wish there was a weekly shot.

-Why don't fudgsicles taste as yummy as I remember them from when I was a kids?

-Totally excited to have been approached by a big company to do a giveaway! Woohoo!

-What am I thinking going to a Grad school where a 93% is considered a freaking B?! A NINETY-THREE??

-Amazon was having a sale last week and Lightroom was $100 off! I totally splurged and bought it! I'm nervous, though. My computer is getting really slow. I'm not sure if it's going to have enough space without killing it.

And some pics...

Hang tight for an awesome giveaway coming up!!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Seriously, I don't even know....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

things to accomplish

-not spill water on my keyboard again

-clean room

-write review on 800 page book

-write review on 750 page book

-write 15 pages on Autism

-write 15 pages on Racism in the US

-take clothes out of the dryer that have been in there for over 24 hours

-iron clothes sitting in dryer

-break in new hiking boots

-hike a mountain over the weekend

make dinner

-clean house

-sleep sometime

-take 4 quizzes

-take 3 exams

-participate in four eight discussions

-question why I'm in grad school



Tuesday, April 13, 2010


My first one!! And probably the most boring one you will ever see!!

you probably want to turn your volume up...don't know why it's so quiet...

and, yes, I do make all those weird faces in real life!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

There's a hole in my nose, Dear Liza

**Alternately titled: WOW, I have a big nose and a lot of freckles!

Friday, April 9, 2010

5 Question Friday!

I haven't done this is in WEEEEKS! My life went from busy to 'what the heck have I got myself into' very quickly, so I haven't really had the time...but this week I am making the 1am!

1. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
hmmm, I think, if it had to be someone who is already famous, Jennifer Aniston. I Just love her so.

2. Did you ever go to summer camp?
ohmygosh!! BEST times in my childhood- no joke!! Every summer I went away for 2 weeks to camp. I LIVED for camp!! I'd go back to being a kid again, just for CAMP BEREA!!

3. What sends you running and screaming in the other direction?
Snakes, cold weather, and.......DRAMA!! Seriously! If you are going to stir up drama, peace out! C~YA!!

4. What is something you do that drives your spouse nuts?
When I get married, I'll let you know!

5. What is currently your favorite song?
Radio- Hey, Soul Sister- something about the beat
oh, but I love Haven't Met You Yet. I LOVE Michael Buble!

Worship- Come and Listen by David Crowder. I admit, I don't generally listen to all the contemporary Christian bands. I can't stand all the crazy electric guitars and added effects. I love me some acoustic, raw worship, mostly. Come and Listen is very simple, and that's why I love it so

Other- Right As Rain by ADELE

Head to Mama M's site for more!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

must be nice

If I die
I'd like to come back as one of my cats
Seriously, they have it pretty good. If I, you know, believed in that kind of thing, I'd peace out now and come back as Lilie or Mosey....probably Mosey because Lilie Girl has had a hard life! She came to us after being found in a snow bank by the police department. As a kitten she was caught in a snow plow. She had to have a leg and 1/2 her tail removed. Poor baby! But she has it pretty good now!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


It's hard for me to be so far away.

It makes it easy to pretend.

Sometimes I feel so disconnected, I hardly believe what is going on.

I know what my BIL and sister are dealing with, but being so far away?

Makes it seem unreal.

I won't lie.

The question of why do bad things always happen to good people has run through my head- a lot.

It doesn't change the situation.

It doesn't change Who God is.

He remains the same while everything is spinning out of control.

That IS what's happening.

Spinning out of control.

10 Grand mal seizures in one day? Doctors who truly don't care. And I mean truly. His neurologist simply didn't care and would have sent him home if another bed didn't open up at another hospital (thank You, Lord!)

Tonight I am having a hard time dealing with all this.

But God is still sovereign.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Sunday Pics

Me & My Brothah

Fam minus my sister and BIL

Not too shabby, huh? :)

Ok, I have promised a vlog to Jes.

I will not SING! NO WAY!

What do you want to know??

BIL update....

If you've been following along with our story, you know my BIL has been randomly fainting since October. Hasn't been able to work, top doctors in the country have no idea what is going on.

Fast forward to last night....

3 grand mal seizures.

Taken by ambulance to the hospital

Had 10 grand mal seizures today.

They are NOT the same as the fainting.

We are so far away from them (we are in NH and they are in Ohio)

My sister is beside herself. Has no more "sick days" left.

I don't know what else to say......


Monday, April 5, 2010

Making a statement I have something I want to say....

So, I pierced my nose. Well, I didn't pierce it. Some guy at Spider Bite did it. (nice name, huh?)


I have wanted to do it for years, but never really had the courage. Plus, I don't exactly have the best history with piercings.

Anyway, I wanted to get my nose pierced. I thought about it for a while. After about 2 days of mulling it over, I decided to do it.

I thought about all the people in my life...what would they think? Would they care? Would they think less of me? Would I be disappointing people?

I HATE to disappoint people. I fear disappointing people.

I thought so much about it, I made myself sick. I knew there were going to be people who thought less of me.

Nose piercings have a stigma.

I have lived so much of my life caring about what other people think, and it's honestly so exhausting. My piercing is NOT to make a statement! I don't want it to be that at all! I did it solely based on my decision to stop caring so much about people judging me and because I wanted to do it.

Just because I have a hole and stud in my nose, does not mean I now represent the stigma that is represented with the piercing. I know my heart, and chances are, if you know me well enough, you know my heart, too.

Now, if I go out tomorrow and get my tongue done and a tattoo all the way down my arm, you might want to be concerned about me.

Basically because I have NO tolerance for pain....I'd have to go over the deep end to do anything more extreme!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I have about 52 people in my life who are shocked at what I did...revealed in this post! :)

I'm definitely a conservative girl! However, that is exactly why I did it....

but that explanation is not coming tonight. Come back tomorrow! :) It'll be good, I promise!

Today is Easter.

The day we celebrate what Christ did for us.

The tomb was EMPTY!

He is RISEN indeed!!

No power of sin, no scheme of death can ever pluck me from His hand!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Real or Fake pt. 2

Did you read this post? Some of you guessed via facebook, others comments, and the rest were via twitter.

Remember this picture?

I asked ya'll to tell me if the nose stud was REAL or FAKE.

Some of you guessed correctly. Others were wrong (obviously).

Well, peeps, I am here to reveal the answer to you.

It was....


Oh, I'm sorry, the above picture was a different side of my nose, than the first?

You don't say....

Well, yes, it IS true- the picture above is a FAKE stud.


the one below??


The picture at the top is from yesterday. The ones right above? From today!

Yeap! Had it done today!

Man ALIVE, I have a THICK nose!!

Friday, April 2, 2010