Monday, February 28, 2011

A Delayed Miscellany Monday


* Right now I am supposed to be on my way to Atlanta. At 2pm I am supposed to catch a flight to Denver. Instead, I am sitting in the Charleston Airport blogging. My flight was cancelled due to maintenance issues, and I will be leaving Charleston at 2pm instead. I am currently on stand-by for a 4pm flight to Denver, but more than likely I will catch my booked 7pm flight. 

So what does this all mean? 

It means instead of arriving in Colorado around 4ish, driving to my hotel, enjoying the sunset views of CO, setting up my booth, and taking it easy -- I will be arriving in Colorado no sooner than 6pm (but probably around 9pm CO time, 11pm MY time) and rushing to my hotel, and waking up at 5am tomorrow to set up my booth. AH!!! While it's frustating, I really do love to travel, and I especially love airports, and I am happy to be here blogging and reading an amazing new book. (Although I wish things would have gone as planned.)

* Speaking of said amazing book, it's called Something Blue and is the follow-up to the book Something Borrowed. (I blogged about that one here) I've just started reading it, but it's always good to have a great book when things like cancelled flights happen. 


* The Charleston Airport is playing some pretty sweet tunes over the loud speaker. For example, Dave Matthews Band, KT Tunstall, and John Meyer. Yay. :)

* Over the weekend I made compulsive purchase on a curling wand. What is a curling wand? Well, let me just say that is an AMAZING tool that curls your hair quick and easy, and give you nice loose curls. (without the creases!) I love it! I curled my hair on Saturday and Sunday, and while I don't have any pictures to show how well it works, I do plan on posting some later. 

Okay lovelies, I think that's all from me today. I hope you guys have a wonderful day!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Friday, February 25, 2011

Paint Me in Your Sunshine

Last night after work, I met my friend Dana at a wonderful place called Bottles n Brushes! Basically you attend a class that teaches you how to paint a particular picture, while drinking wine and eating snacks! :) This was my first time attending, and I had a great time! 

Dana and me 

Okay so let's be honest -- I can't really paint. I know that my fleur de lis is a tad bit disfigured. BUT I really don't care. I had so much fun painting that I didn't notice how bad it looked until I got home. My husband loves it and instead of suggesting we hang it in the garage (like I originally thought) he wants to hang it in the kitchen. :)

I hope you lovelies have a great weekend! I'll be packing for Colorado, spending time with my sweet husband, and finishing the last of my Criminal Procedure and Statistics classes! YAY! :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I'm Loving...

1. I'm loving that I am blogging today. Life has been super crazy lately, and I've been slacking on my blogging. While I miss writing, it's kind of nice spending time doing other things. :)

2. I am loving that I get to report that my amazing husband has a brand spanking new job!!!! HE GOT THE JOB!!!! YAY!!!!!! He interviewed a few weeks back, and we got the call on Monday. Praise God! Keith has been working in sales at his brother's company, but thanks to the economy the company has taken somewhat of a hit. (Not to mention that working with family is never a good idea) His new job will also be in sales and will require a little bit of travel. We are SO excited and thankful for this new opportunity. I can't wait to see what the future holds!

 I am so proud of you baby!!!

3. I'm loving the book that I just finished reading called Something Borrowed. 

This book has been adapted into a movie (starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin) and I saw the trailer for it over the weekend. I was so intrigued that I went out on Sunday, bought the book, and was finished reading it by Tuesday! (Keep in mind that I work full-time and am a full-time student) While the story line is a bit scandalous, it was such a great read and I cannot waiiiiit to see the movie! 

4. I am loving this picture of my hubs and my nephew, Baby Joe. 

Is this not the cutest fist bump you've ever seen? :)

5. I'm loving that I will be in Colorado in 4 days! Even though I'm there on business, I love to travel and am super exited to see the Rocky Mountains!

Have a wonderful Wednesday sweet readers! 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wonderful News, Bittersweet Song

I would like to send sincere congratulations to my sister, Lauren and her brand new fiancé, Romeo! :) He proposed to her last night in downtown Charleston, and I am just so happy for them!! Lauren is a great girl and has unfortunately had her share of bad apples -- but her prince Romeo has found her. YAY! 

 How cute is this picture? 

I love you guys! :)


Yesterday while I was driving to work, I decided to listen to one of my favorite songs from the International Justice Mission's Freedom CD. It's called "When the Saints" by Sara Groves and it puts the spotlight on different aspects of freedom, as well as a sweet twist on the classic "When the Saints Go Marching In."

I've listened to this song many times, but yesterday was different. Yesterday, the lyrics hit me right in the stomach and brought tears to my eyes. Yesterday, God used this song to break my heart. It was sad and beautiful all at the same time. Has this ever happened to you? Has God used something like a song or a movie to break your heart? 

The lyrics below are what really got to me:

And when I'm weary and overwrought
with so many battles left unfought

I see the long quiet walk along the Underground Railroad
I see Harriet awakening to the value of her soul

I see the young missionary and the angry spear
I see his family returning with no trace of fear

I see the long hard shadows of Calcutta nights
I see the sister standing by the dying man's side

I see the young girl huddled on the brothel floor
I see the man with a passion come and kicking down the door

I see the man of sorrows and his long troubled road
I see the world on his shoulders and my easy load

And when the Saints go marching in
I want to be one of them

Happy Friday lovelies. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Married Lover's Day

Our first married Valentine's Day turned out to be a great success. We both had to work during the day, but I arrived home to a clean house, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and Cadbury Bunny eggs. :)

(Cadbury eggs not shown -- they were eaten immediately.)

That night Keith and I cooked dinner together (steaks) and watched a wonderful movie, Life as We Know It.

After the movie, we headed into the "Man Cave" and played a Mario Kart type game on the Xbox. It was so much fun playing video games with the hubs, and I think we'll need to start doing that more often. :) At the last minute we decided to exchange gifts this year. I ended up getting Keith a watch, and he surprised me with these bad boys. 

Beauty and the Beast on Broadway tickets! :) The show is on tour right now, and will be stopping in Charleston in April! I saw The Little Mermaid show in NYC and it was absolutely fantastic, and I'm really looking forward to seeing this show! (Yes, I know I'm 25. So what. :))

I hope you guys had a lovely heart day, and are having a just as lovely week. TGI(almost)F!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Lovely Miscellany Monday

* I'd like to wish a Happy 1st Married Valentine's Day to my yummy husband, Keith. Baby, thank you for putting up with my sometimes crazy, mostly stubborn self. I love you more than you are amazing. :)

* While last week wasn't the best, it really wasn't the worst either. It was just kind of blah. I started the week sick and ended it exhausted. School is really kicking my behind, but these classes will wrap up in two weeks. Thank God. (And thank you guys for your kind words on my "blah" post. They really made me feel better. :))

* On Saturday I received a magazine from Compassion. In it, I read some very alarming statistics about water. I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but I wanted to share these facts.
- 50% of the world's hospitalizations are due to water-related illnesses such as cholera

- One in five children worldwide die from diarrhea -- that's more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

- 800 million people do not have access to clean water.

- 1.5 million children die of waterborne illnesses every year.

I don't know about you guys, but these stats make me sick. It's hard to believe that in the year 2011, something as simple as clean water is causing so much sickness and death. To be honest, it's really hard to comprehend this. How many half drunken bottles of water do I throw away without thinking twice? How many nice, long baths do I take per week? Three or four? How many times do I let the facet run while washing my face without even thinking about how wasteful I'm being? 

These statistics definitely put things into perspective, but more than anything, they empower me to do something about it. Whether that's raise money, sponsor more children, or bring awareness to these facts, I do not know yet. What I do know is that something has got to change, and I'd rather be part of the solution than continue to contribute to the problem. (Sorry to be so heavy on a Monday, but it's been on my mind all weekend.) 

Hope you lovelies have a wonderful Valentines Monday!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Sunday

Life is intricately and intimately linked with Jesus. In fact, Jesus is life -- He said so himself. So when we look for life worth living, we must look for it not in happy or heartbreaking circumstances, health, or even relationships. Life is in Christ.

Joni Eareckson Tada

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blah Blah Blah


It has definitely been one of those weeks. I'm hoping for a better weekend.

I'll be back soon.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Ceremony

Happy Friday sweet bloggers!

Another week has come and gone (rather quickly) and it's time for us to sit back and relax for a few days! :) YAY! This week has been a bit hectic for me with school, work, and editing, which has made for a slacker blogging week. :( I did manage to finish editing my wedding ceremony, and thought it would be a nice way to finish out the week.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Positive Wordless Wednesday

all found here

Happy Hump Day lovelies!
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