Sunday, November 30, 2008
I have never been a fan of cussing because I feel like it is unnecessary and unoriginal. Get a little more creative with your vocab and don't risk offending someone. Say something besides the 5 words that our society has decided aren't so appropriate. How can anyone follow the line "Cool your beans my son" with that? I'm a little disappointed.
Other than that, I really like everything I've heard. So if you like Snow Patrol, I don't think you'll be too disappointed.
Friday, November 28, 2008
My cousins Julie, Anthony, Brad, my brother Cory, and I made it out to a local shopping center at 12:00 last night/this morning. They said they would give away $25 gift cards to the first 1,000 people there. We thought that would be no problem. Boy, were we wrong! There were SO many people and the lines were insane so we didn't end up buying much! BUT, we did get to enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season. There were beautiful Christmas trees, lights everywhere, Christmas music, we even saw a Santa. It was great! I am SO ready for the Christmas season! (Brad and Cory are below... they were just kidding.)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
After all the food settled a bit, a bunch of us went to play disc golf at a course close to downtown. I loved it! I haven't played since this summer and it was just so much fun. The weather was beautiful and it was incredibly refreshing to walk around after eating so much. Although we all got killed by my cousin Anthony, the company was great. I would recommend disc golf after your Thanksgiving meal to anyone.
Though I must admit, the first thing that I did when I got back was eat some pumpkin cheesecake... I undid all of my exercise, but it was AMAZING.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Last night she taught me how to make pie crust (pictured above) and tonight she gave me tips as we made chocolate chip cookies, puppy chow, and scotcheroos.... (You better believe I won't be visiting the scale anytime soon.) There is something special about baking with your mom. It's like one of those things they show in holiday movies where they have cheesy instrumental music in the background and zoom in in slow motion on everyone's smiling faces. I wish we had cheesy music in the background tonight because I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it deserved to be documented like a holiday movie. It was just great!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I will even risk sitting in traffic to experience the city. Today I noticed that there was traffic heading north and that I would probably hit it on my way back home. But I wasn't about to take the 635 way because I was willing to add an extra 30 minutes on to my trip just to see the Sprint Center, the Kansas City Star building, and of course, the Scout one more time.
Luckily the city didn't disappoint and the traffic was gone by the time I returned. Oh, Kansas City... It's the greatest.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I went shopping with my good friend Jessie and it was just so great... I like her so much. Jessie and I's friendship is interesting because there is about a 10 year age difference but I still feel like we connect so well. I love hearing her insight about things and sharing stories with her because my life as a college student and her life as a mother of two are a bit different. She is simply a wonderful friend.
The shopping was fun. We hit up Marshall's, Stride Rite, Gap Kids, Old Navy, and then Dillard's. I would say my shopping trip didn't really begin until we made it to Dillard's. My intention of going there was to try on some Sperry Topsider's so that I could ask for the right size and style for Christmas. After putting them on my feet I just didn't think I was going to be able to part with them. I made a quick call to my mom and asked her if she wanted to give me an early Christmas present and she did! So I bought them! They look like the shoes below:
We then made it over to the MAC counter where I tried on department store make up for the first time. SO much fun! Jessie introduced me to a whole new world of shopping. We finished the shopping trip in the perfume section. If someone asks you if you want to try Kate Moss's new scent, say no.
Anyway... today was great. I loved spending time with Jessie. She's an incredible woman. And I love my new Sperrys. They are great, too. As for Kate Moss... I still smell like old lady... Thanks a lot.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
"The man who has struggled to purify himself and has had nothing but repeated failures will experience real relief when he stops tinkering with his soul and looks away to the perfect One. While he looks at Christ, the very things he has so long been trying to do will be getting done within him."
This is just so cool to me and makes so much sense. So often I feel guilty about how I am never measuring up. While I can't ignore my sin, if I start focusing on the man that Christ was and is I will be transformed automatically into something closer to the woman that God designed me to be. So simple. I love it.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this." -C.S. Lewis
Interesting. I like it a lot. (That's me pondering to your right, ha!)
-Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
(It was difficult for me to narrow it down even this far. It's all just so good!)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
So, I decided to follow the rest of my generation and start a blog. I don't really know if what I have to say is worthy of a blog... or your time, but I figure it is worth a shot!
I don't really have a lot to say except I feel like I should address the title of this blog. It comes from my favorite song, "Noticed" by MuteMath, my favorite band. It goes...
"You are reaching something that is beating
I can't believe I never noticed my heart before
Over and again, racing out of my skin
I can't believe I never noticed my heart before"
Nothing profound but I feel like sometimes I experience something or something will just click and it's like I'm noticing my heart. Cheesy. I know... But I figure those are the things I will likely mention here so it might as well be my title.
We'll just have to wait and see how this goes... Goodnight!