Saturday, June 18, 2011

One Picture

I finally found a recent picture that I liked enough to share and wrap this thing up. I'm with the cutest niece in the world waiting for the carousel at the zoo. Incredibly hot day but so fun! Thanks, Erin!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Two Songs

These are not the two best songs ever written or even my two favorite songs. However, these are two songs that make me smile every time I hear them:

1. New Shoes by Paolo Nutini

2. It's All Been Done by Barenaked Ladies

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Three Films

Three Films:

1. Lars and the Real Girl
2. Hitch
3. Becoming Jane

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Four Books

Four Books:

While the Bible is the obvious number one, I've decided to go with four books that are high on my recommended list.

1. The Book Thief - Best piece of fiction ever written
2. Sacred Pathways - Helped me understand my brothers and sisters in Christ all the better
3. Pride and Prejudice - How could it NOT be on this list!?
4. Radical - The beginning of rewiring my mind and heart

Monday, June 06, 2011

Five Foods

Five Foods:
1. Pineapple
2. Green Beans
3. Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
4. Berries
5. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Six Places

Six Places:

1. Colorado/the mountains - Where my soul finds rest
2. My bed - We're taking some time to get reacquainted after a busy couple of weeks.
3. The Johnson's house - where my favorite people live
4. Huntsville State Park - where I go when Colorado is too far away
5. Guadalajara's - Where I unwind with the girls (and the guys about once a month) on Friday nights
6. My kitchen - When I have a new cookbook, this is one of my favorite places to be.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Seven Wants

Seven Wants:
1. A passport and stamps to put in it
2. To figure out what I want to do besides teaching
3. My apartment to pack and move itself this summer (hey - a girl can dream....)
4. Season tickets to Broadway Across America or TUTS (or both)
5. To write a book
6. Enjoy some rain soon!
7. In honor of Rock of Ages last night - I Wanna Rock!

Eight Fears

Eight Fears:

1. Statues - The bigger they are, the scarier they are.
2. Octopus - They are creepy smart and, well, just creepy.
3. Being a disappointment to others.
4. Ending up alone.
5. Flying cockroaches - The ones that crawl don't bother me. When they fly, that's a whole different story....
6. That I'll be a lifelong teacher - not really a fear but something I'm starting to dread.
7. Falling - Heights are fine. Falling from those heights is scary.
8. That when I die, my life would not have furthered the kingdom of God or left the world a better place.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Nine Loves

Nine Loves:

1. God
2. family and friends
3. aspen trees
4. an amazing book
5. laughing really hard
6. a clear night sky with stars as far as the eye can see
7. a good pedicure
8. seeing dreams come true
9. my future family - I don't know who they are but I adore and pray for them already

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Ten Secrets

Since I've become sporadic with my blogs, i decided to steal this from my friend. I thought it looked fun. Hope you will enjoy it!

Ten Secrets:

1. Even though I'm no longer a vegetarian, I still feel guilty every time I eat any kind of meat.

2. I often struggle with putting my beliefs into action. My heart is in the right place but often my hands and feet don't follow. God and I are working on it in major ways.

3. I regret not sticking with anything as a child - dance classes, softball, Girl Scouts, athletics, art lessons.....

4. I am equally an introvert and extrovert. Sometimes it makes me feel like it sends mixed messages to people and they don't get to know the real me.

5. Whenever a speaker talks about how we all have spiritual children even if we don't have any children of our own, a small part of me dies.

6. I would love to get my masters but I have no idea what I want to do. Everything continues a career in education (which I don't think I want too much longer) or requires another bachelors degree first.

7. My inner thrill seeker is itching for my next adventure. I now want to climb a mountain.

8. I find ironing therapeutic. I love the rhythm of the back and forth while making things look better. it feels productive and calming.

9. As curious as I am about things long past, I am thankful that I don't know all of the answers to my questions. I think it is God's way of protecting me.

10. I've always wondered what it's like to get tackled wearing full football gear. I'll never know....