Monday, December 29, 2008
To tide you over: Me, Karenna, Zac, and Nic (our cousins)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
8 things I did today:
1. Woke up at 1 pm
2. Went Christmas shopping for my sister and two best friends
3. Made Christmas cards
4. Chased a flock (gaggle?) of geese
5. Went to Starbucks
6. Ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich
7. Tie-dyed a shirt with bleach
8. Put gas in my car
8 favorite restaurants:
1. Johnny Carino's (all-time favorite!)
3. Boston Market
5. Jason's Deli
7. Dot Wo
8 shows I watch:
(Is this assuming I have time to watch TV?? We'll pretend that I do.)
2. The Office
3. America's Next Top Model
4. Biggest Loser
5. We'll just stick with 4
6. Truthfully, I can't remember the last time I watched 2-4
7. I'm just not a big TV person
8. But I could watch Friends all the time. Yay for roommates with all 10 seasons
8 things I wish for:
1. To go to Europe
2. To never have to take Ear Training again
3. To become diligent about practicing
4. That I could be completely content about where and who I am
5. That I could be as good a parent as my parents (not even trying to suck up!)
6. To be able to go to Arlington over break
7. Passionate piano students
8. A less stressful semester in the spring
8 things I look forward to:
1. When my sister's old enough to be my friend
2. Getting married
3. Becoming a choir director
4. Moving out of Oklahoma (haha, I really do love it here, I think I'm just aching to see other places)
5. Being a full-blown, independent adult
6. Being able to be a leader (in appropriate ways) in a church
7. Teaching high school students
8. The Valentine Cabaret
9. (I had too many!) Giving my friends their Christmas presents
Ok. I tag... Juli Beth? Have you been tagged yet? If so, just ignore this. Haha. Merry Christmas everyone!! (In case I don't post until then.)
Monday, December 22, 2008
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the time off from school. I've already managed to read books 2 and 3 of Harry Potter. And while this might be impressive in a book club sort of way, it makes for a not very interesting social life. I can't update you on any of the amazing stories from my semester because the Mac side (of course the side with all the pictures) of my laptop is broken. AND I accidentally left my camera in the dorm which they very conveniently lock over break.
I think I'm going to go take a nice long bubble bath and think about all the ways J.K. Rowling foreshadows Harry and Ginny's relationship. Oooooooooohhhhh my.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
AND THANK YOU LAURA!! Laura is amazing and, as you can see, re-did my blog yet again for me. Go look at her site (I think it's on the right hand side of the screen now?).
Ok. That's all for now. I'm off to write chorales, analyze choral music, and practice ear training! Woo-hoo.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Today I had one of those awkward in-between class times where you can't really go back to your dorm to do anything but you can't do anything on the other side of campus either, so I decided to take a nap in the forum. It was a beautiful day and I was exhausted so this was perfect. I laid down and set my alarm so I could get up in time for my lesson. The next thing I remember is a freshman from choir abruptly waking me up. I opened my eyes to see an entire Bible class walking towards me. Apparently they decided to have class where I was sleeping. But the professor told them to not bother me so I could get back to sleep. Well now it's awkward. They're all sitting around me and having class while I'm trying to fall asleep. But it has past the point where I can make a graceful exit. So now I'm trying to figure out what to do when I see my friend sitting in the middle of the forum. Perfect. I get up and start fake-running to her. I jump down into the middle of the forum to make it as dramatic as possible. And then I completely wipe out. I lost my balance at the end of my jump and end up on my back. Oh my goodness. So the entire Bible class that I was trying to inconspicuously get away from saw me make a fool of myself. Oh wow. What a day.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Our Family Album.
Audrey, Xingyi, Me, and Adrienne.
This is what you do in college. Dress up and make music videos. We're cool.
Friday, August 22, 2008
This summer we have been studying Acts in the college class. Jeff is so passionate about the poor and it is just contagious. As we've been studying, the Lord has really put on my heart the need to live this out. I really believe that the love of stuff is such a strong temptation put forth by the enemy. I see its fruits everywhere and it breaks my heart to know that those who proclaim love for the Lord (myself DEFINITELY included) are falling into this horribly dangerous pit. So, one Saturday this September, there is going to be a garage sale. Everything will be donated from college students, children, adults, basically just people who love God. Every penny made at this sale will be going to the City Rescue Mission. Every penny. Nothing will be spent on supplies or on college class funds. Everything will be going to the poor. The Lord has put this on my heart and I know that He is going to bless it and use it for His glory.
I'm asking for two things in this post. The most important is for your prayers. The Lord hears when His children pray and He has answered SO many of my prayers in the past year. I beg you to pray for this that God may use this sale to show our community our love for them and our God. And that God will use this to cleanse us and remind us that our love for Him should far out-weigh our love of stuff. I'm also asking for your property and possessions. If any of you has things to donate, that would be absolutely amazing. We're looking for everything. Old stuff, new stuff, used and battered stuff, and stuff in really great condition. Whatever the Lord puts on your heart to give would be wonderful.
I know this was kinda a long post. Sorry. It's just something I'm incredibly passionate about right now. The Lord is so amazing and deserves all the glory!!
Work, work, and more work. We've lost several baristas so my shifts are usually 8 1/2 hours long now. It's exhausting!!! But I still love it (most of the time). Nothing really exciting happened during the week last week except that I watched the Olympics non-stop. Oh man oh man. I LOVE the Olympics. My friends make fun of me because I'm so edgy during them but hey, that's life.
My friends from Texas came to see me!! It was such a wonderful weekend! These girls (see post down the page with pictures) were some of my friends from high school. The weird thing is, they weren't friends in high school. In fact, Amanda and I weren't really even friends in high school. But the summer before college, we became really close. Well then Carlee and Amanda went to college together, became good friends, and are now going to be roommates! It's so weird. But anyway, last weekend was so amazing getting to catch up with them and see how much each of us has grown. I love them both SO much! (Pictures to come as soon as Carlee sends them to me.)
Work, work, and more work. Again, 8 1/2 hour shifts. Exhausting. This sounds familiar. On Tuesday night my mom cooked dinner for some of my friends. She is an AMAZING cook and an even better hostess. My friends loved it.
So I know this was such an exciting post that you are all dying to go share it with your friends. So share away.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Things I need to do before then:
- Plan a birthday party
- Help cook for all my friends two different times
- Change my schedule to be a math minor
- Turn in checks and such for piano lessons
- Buy/make decorations for my living room
- Start writing lessons for my Wednesday night Bible class
- Learn and memorize 4 different piano pieces
Things I will be doing once the semester starts:
- 15 or so hours of classes
- Working at Starbucks
- Teaching piano lessons
- Organizing a garage sale (post on this to come)
- Teaching a Wednesday night Bible class
- Practicing 14 hours a week for voice and piano (ha! yeah right)
- Rushing a club
- Auditioning for the musical
- Being a chorale secretary
I'm sure there is more for each list. Mainly, this is for me to look back on but also to show you how insane I am sometimes in taking on too many things at once. Don't worry though, I definitely come by this honestly. Any of you who know my mom, ok, so all of you... know that she is the exact same way. (Mom, don't try to argue.)
Saturday, August 9, 2008
So on Thursday, I decided to add a minor in math. I think I just needed a year off to realize how much I actually love doing math and how much of my hatred for it grew out of my intense dislike of my classroom situations in high school. I still want to be a choir director and know that is where I'll eventually end up. But, it wouldn't hurt to be able to have something to "fall back on." I know musicians don't always make the best money, so when times get tough, I can tutor or something like that. Math tutors are always needed.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I woke up this morning with braided pigtails and no hair ties on my wrist. Um. What??? I had to think for about 5 minutes whether I had slept in pigtails or not. Answer: no. "Hair down. Hair ties on wrist." What happened??? Now, I have been known to sleep-walk. Actually, I sleep-walk a lot. When I was little it was a lot worse. I thought that I had all this down. I thought I woke myself up anytime I slept-walk now. Apparently not. Apparently I braid my hair into pigtails in the middle of the night in my sleep. And this scares me. There is no telling what else I do in my sleep.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So every day the girls (and guys) have forum. Which is basically just discussion about things that we're dealing with. This year the 18 and 19 year old's leader was Marna Wewe. Probably one of my favorite people ever. I look up to her so much and always have. Words seriously cannot express my love for her.
Every year the oldest boys hang up the "alfalfa hay" sign and every year the oldest girls steal it. It's kinda a weird tradition but whatever. We didn't have it for long this year but we still had it.
This counselor didn't wear pants all week. It was kinda scandalous.
Me and Laura. I am so incredibly glad she got to come because this year would not have been the same without her.
Meredith and Anna. Some of my greatest friends from Arlington.
Meredith, Aaron, Anna, and Henry. They decided to drink the water in one gulp.
We love Twilight!!! Me, Jennalee, Mandy, Emily, and a counselor, Kim. Two gorgeous girls from my cabin. Miranda, the one right next to me, and I have gone to Sooner every year together. I love her so much!!!
Anna Barker!! One of my favorite people. And probably the funniest person I know.
A gorgeous sunset Thursday night at the lake.
Meredith and Anna again. All dressed up.
Laura, Meredith, Anna, and me on Monday night.
This kid, Alec, did the whole evolution of dance off of youtube. It was hilarious!!!
Sooner was absolutely amazing this year. I loved almost every minute of it. (What would Sooner be without a little drama??) I still can't believe that my camping days are over. But I am so thankful for the wonderful, wonderful years I spent there. This camp changed my life. The relationships I made and strengthened there are ones that time really can't destroy. I know that I will never spend a week with most of those people again and that I probably won't see a lot of them until the day we meet again in Heaven. But that in no way means that I won't still think about them. I know that I can call almost anyone from Sooner anytime I need anything. No matter what time of day or night. I love that place and those people.
Phillipians 1:3 "I thank my God every time I remember you."