Monday, August 16, 2010

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Things I've Learned

This is a list of things I've learned. Things I think are important. Things I want to always do:

1. Guard your heart.
2. Learn how to trust yourself. That little voice is probably right most of the time.
3. Tell the people you love that you love them. You never know when the last time is.
4. Be honest. People will appreciate that about you.
5. Have a good attitude. Life seems better when you do.
6. Listen to good music. It can make you laugh and cry at the same time.
7. Think hard about big decisions. (However, see #2.)
8. Work hard. Down time is so much more enjoyable when you do.
9. Love yourself. If you don't, how can anyone else?
10. Trust Jesus. He loves you more than anyone or anything and He will carry you through your life.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Love turns the whole thing around.

I hate to see you cry
Lying there in that position
There's things you need to hear
So turn off your tears and listen

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No, it won't all go away, it should
But I know the heart of life is good

You know it's nothing new
Bad news never had good timing
Then the circle of your friends
Will defend the silver lining

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No, it won't all go away, it should
But I know the heart of life is good

(Whistle Interlude)

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
Fear is a friend who's misunderstood
But I know the heart of life is good

I know it's good
The Heart of Love, by John Mayer

Yesterday was Will's birthday. 18. And this song made me cry today. Because its so true.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I get by with a little help from my friends...

These last few weeks have been absolutely insane. One of my best friends has been home from dallas for the last 2-and-a-half weeks so the party never really stopped. My aunt was here from California for a week and some pretty fun cousins were here from Dallas as well. Between all the family, homecoming, and birthday parties it would have been wild enough. But the passing of a wonderful man made this past week hard. And it made me realize how important family truly is. There are so many different kinds of family, the one you are born into and the one you create for yourself during these inbetween years. I'm blessed enough to have two beautiful families. And of course these always some bickering but I know right now that I could call at least 10 people and they would drop whatever they were doing to help me as much as they humanly could. Its a bit overwhelming how rich my life is. And readers, where ever you are in life, I hope you have that too. Because there is nothing in this life that can replace those people who love you. Ever.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

Okay. Hawaii. The place of my child. A grown-up more tropical version of Disneyland.

August 2010?

Maybe, baby. Maybe.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekend Update 1.

So I'm starting a new section of this blog called Weekend Update. Its exactly what it sounds like: a little update of my weekend!

Friday Night: worked at the tanning salon then headed to the girls' apartment and after, Bethany's 19 birthday party. Got to see some old friends. Back to the apartment, hung out with a random bunch of pals.
Saturday: worked at the tanning salon again :) and then headed home to get ready for the Cross Canadian Ragweed and Lucero concert with the whole "family" and Uncle Jon + Pauly too :D we have such a blast, it was amazing, especially when we all sang/danced/screamed/cheered together during our favorite songs. Stayed up far too late and learned about a FAB band called The Avett Brothers, maybe heading to another concert in a few weekends at the lovely cain's ballroom.
Sunday: Coffee, ciggarettes, and family time at the house till I had to be at work. Except I lost my keys and was 30 minutes late. Thank goodness my boss is understanding!!! Its been great, and I think tonight i'll do a little exercising and then more family time.

Gotta Love it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sham Sham

This is Sami, my amazing 14 year old little sister. She's a wild one, this girl! And I love her. We have a bond thats this beautiful mix of teasing and lifting up and discovering new things together. The summer after my senior year, she was one of my best friends. Things have gotten a little bit crazier in both of our lives (she's in high school, college for me) but lately I have felt so much closer to her. I'm not sure what it is, but she's just growing up I guess. One of the things that we talk a lot about these days is music--rock and roll mostly. Lately we've been listening to a lot of Zeppelin, Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie. Ahhh, such amazing music, and its bringing us together again. Thats definitely my taste right there, and I love that she's experincing such growth because of it. mmhmm..its a beautiful thing.