Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Day!

Today my friends Scott and Ashley got married. Scott has been my college minister since my freshman year (my first year in Denton was his first year also). Ashley and Scott are such a fantastic couple who are just walking towards the Lord together, glorifying Him in all that they do.

It was such a wonderful ceremony, so focused on Christ and such a beautiful worship experience. Everything a wedding should be. The reception was a blast... they're such a sweet couple and their fun nature just shined through out the whole day!

Ashley is stunning!

Me and my boys!

In their own world.

Yes, Scott rapped to her... part two of Summer Love by Justin Timberlake.
Romantic or ridiculous? Both!

Scott's nephew Corbin... adorable!

The happy and glowing couple!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

I have dreams of orca whales and owls...

I will always and forever love Regina Spektor.
Enjoy this version of 'Hotel Song' featuring Jack Dishel beatboxing... brilliant!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

God is love and love is real.

I am just in constant awe of the Lord… of His endless love and abundant grace. I am His.

I am falling more in love with God every day. I feel so at peace when immersed in His word, or quietly conversing with Him in prayer. I feel joy… not fleeting happiness, but infinite and fulfilling joy. I know I am growing in my relationship with Him, and I pray that my love for Christ and for people will grow evermore.

Also, I cannot thank God enough for the brothers and sisters in Christ that He has so delicately and purposefully placed in my life in order to just lift me up in encouragement and immerse me in God-given wisdom. Blessed – I am thoroughly blessed.

The earth is God's canvas.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Pretty balloons all over the place...

I adore photos featuring balloons. Don't you?

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By my friend Ignacio (great photographer, check out his stuff here)

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Baby Girl!

Enjoy some photos of a my friend Aurea's sweet baby girl that I took today at the park. Warning, cuteness overload!

Friday, May 22, 2009

PS22 Chorus

I really wouldn't mind moving to New York City to teach kids. I think I would need them more than they could ever need me.

What this teacher has done with "at-risk" children in NYC is inspirational. These kids are so full of passion and joy. My heart has melted.

"The PS22 Chorus is not a middle, intermediate, or high school group. It is comprised of about 60 public elementary school fifth graders from New York City."

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Sweet Summer Day!

I've only been away from my friends for less than 2 weeks and I already desperately miss everyone. I got to see a handful of them to celebrate Summer's birthday on Wednesday (minus little Miss Maycie, why does she have to live 6 hours away?!).

Shea is awesome and put together a surprise party for Summer. We definitely surprised her... she cried (good tears!) when we all popped out and surprised her after work. It was precious. I just love her so much and am so thankful for all the sunshine she brings to our lives!

The gang.

Summer and Shea, the sweetest couple I know.

She's excited!

Check out Justin's game-face: this is serious business.

Nothing else to do? Let's go to the park!

They have Peter Pan shadows!

Dizzy faces!

I love Summer; the person and the season.

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Friday, May 15, 2009


Today is move-out day at Bruce Hall, which has been my home for the past two years. It's a bittersweet goodbye. Packing away all my things is very surreal. I have grown so much here and have made the most amazing and life-changing friendships I could have ever asked for. Being a RA here has shaped me to become a leader, the kind of leader filled with compassion for people. I've always been so inspired by all the people who live here and I will desperately miss the creative atmosphere of this dorm. It's time for a change, but I know that Bruce will always have a piece of my heart.

Bruce Hall Staff 2007-2008:

Bruce Hall Staff 2008-2009:

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Dave Matthews Band Concert - Wahoo!

Last weekend Liz, Maycie and I got to enjoy The Avett Brothers and Dave Matthews Band in the pouring rain. It was an eventful day full of scary weather/driving, yummy cheesecake and relaxation/giggles...

God has blessed me with true friendship. I am so thankful.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jeff and Ashleigh

My dear friend Jeff and his sweet girlfriend, Ashleigh, wanted to get some photos done for a part of a mother's day gift project... and I happily obliged. I got to go to the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth for the first time. It was gorgeous. We got some pretty adorable photos, I must say.

Oh, and Brandon was there snapping photographs too, but mostly just making us laugh:

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