Tuesday, March 31, 2009
It has been for sale for the past two years. Last year I would drive by and daydream of all the wonderful possibilities that the beautiful home could have. And then after the owners couldn't sell it for a long time, they auctioned it off this past August. So my dreams of owning it (although never realistic dreams) were crushed. Then the people who bought it in the auction put it up for sale, and the dreams have somewhat been rekindled...
I would love to buy this house, or just live or work in it, really! So if anyone is looking for a B & B (or it could be a coffee shop, or ministry house, or anything...) right smack dab in the middle of good ol' Missouri to invest in, I'll live in it for you! Here is a website about it. Even if you don't want to/can't buy it (because really, who can?), it's still pretty fun to look at. I wish my pictures did it more justice, but I didn't have much time because I felt like a creeper taking pictures of a house that wasn't my own. Maybe someday...
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Below is the video of a song that I can't stop listening to right now. I would tell you the title but it makes no difference (ok, it's "Vid Spilum Endalaust" in case you are inspired to download it.) The video is weird, and like I said, you can't understand the lyrics, but the music is powerful and inspirational, and I really like it a lot!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
While I am a BIT annoyed, I know this snow will make me that much more thankful for Spring when it is truly here to stay so I supposed I should consider it a blessing.
Friday, March 27, 2009
-Listening to 'N Sync for the first 10 hours of the trip. Mary and I have been 'N Sync fans for just about as long as we have been friends. So she made a playlist of all the 'N Sync songs we own and we listened to it until it stopped. 10 hours. Wow.
-Eating Subway. We had it 3 times.
-Putting my feet in the ocean water...
-Relaxing and reading a lot. The theme of the week was picking a beautiful spot and reading there. The last day we took some chairs to the beach and read for a few hours... and we got sunburns! It was great!
-Enjoying the carpool lane in Atlanta. Only Mary and I would make it work so that we went through Atlanta right in the middle of rush hour. But thanks to the carpool lane we probably saved an hour on the road.
-Keeping ourselves awake in the car by singing Celine Dion at the top of our lungs. "There were nights when the wind was so cold..."
-Laughing... We did a lot of laughing. Made a lot of inside jokes. It was lovely.
The whole trip was great. One of those things that I will remember forever. It sure is good to be home though. Rumor is that we are supposed to get snow here tomorrow. On the beach one day, in the snow the next.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
(It's a map of the U.S. with license plates! Their geography is a little off though...)I leave for St. Simons Island, Georgia tomorrow with my good friend Mary for our Spring Break. Let's just say that the 17 hour drive better be worth it... I'm sure it will be great though!!
As always, I was inspired to make my own. So tonight I made some chocolate with buttercream icing (my first time using it, not a big fan actually...) and rainbow sprinkles (always a hit!) My cousin Brad and brother Cory enjoyed them so I consider them a success!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Anyway, here are the two morning pictures. Enjoy! :)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
My cousins Julie, Anthony, and Brad came to visit on their way to St. Louis. We ate Shakespeare's, played disc golf, then finished the afternoon with some Kaldi's. I loved having them come and experience my town.
Then tonight the Bible study I lead met for ice cream at Sparky's. I had gotten so my tips from Kaldi's this morning ($43! That may be a record) but thought that I had lost a 20. On my way to ice cream I prayed that God would help me find the 20 and that if He did, I would treat the girls to ice cream. I know I shouldn't be putting ultimatums on God... but He provided nevertheless so I treated the girls to ice cream and it was a lot of fun. I like them a lot!
The overall theme of the day was simply joy, because the weather is beautiful and I have been surrounded by people I love.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Anyway.... not much to report except for that I had a great time this weekend. I should get back to blogging more now that the busy weekend is over. Although I do have a big Spanish midterm on Wednesday... If you are a praying kind of person, prayers would be appreciated! :) Gracias!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Then I realized, I should go to a symphony! I can't imagine the feeling of being able to see the beautiful music actually being created! It would be incredible... So before I die, I am going to a symphony. Hopefully one in a fancy music hall where I will be encouraged to dress up and go to a nice dinner beforehand. But any symphony will do.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
We woke up to a BEAUTIFUL morning. The weather was amazing and the sun was out. We packed up and then went to Cafe Berlin for breakfast. We all felt like we were on vacation. It was a wonderful retreat from college life. Now we are back preparing presentations and studying for midterms but there is something special about waking up outdoors that will stick with me for the rest of this crazy day.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Anyway, I made cupcakes tonight. I somewhat copied one of the cupcakes that I read about in the article... but copying is the greatest form of flattery, right? White cake with lemon frosting.
Wish you were here to try one!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
March 2, 2009- Dr. Seuss's BirthdayGoogle has the honor of being my search engine of choice. I don't know why... it just is. What I most enjoy about Google is the creativity of its logos. I get incredibly excited when I type in "google.com" to search something like cupcakes or Spanish translations and the screen pops up with a logo that is different than the usual. I've been wanting to post about this for a long time but haven't had enough to make it count. Here are a few special logos that I have been saving over the past few months.
February 14, 2009- Valentine's Day
I have even more saved, but they are being a pain to upload so this is all you get for now! Enjoy!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Speaking of artwork, I still haven't done anything with the bare tree paintings that I painted over Christmas break. Does anyone want them? I think my mom has first dibs, but if anyone else has a desire, their yours. (My feelings won't be hurt if no one wants them though.)
In the meantime... Go Jayhawks!!