January 31, 2011

Weekend.

Hello lovelies!

I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend! I can say that though a little slow it provided a ton of laughter! It started out with me being a bum. There I said it. A B.U.M. Bum. But either way it ended with me and one of my bestie's, Em from over at Pink-Lilies going on a Bear Hunt. Yep you read that right. A Bear Hunt. As in this book from my childhood. Basically I had a project where I had to act out this book. So I called up Em and said what are you doing? Oh? You wanna go on a bear hunt with me? Suhweeeet! Cause that's what I wanted to do with you! So we went on a Bear Hunt. And of course we made a video. And it was long. And then of course when we got to actually filming the movie the camera battery was nearly dead. But that's alright our video? Soooo worth it!

So for your lovely viewing pleasure... our video :) Enjoy!



How'd you lovelies spend your weekend?

xoxo,
Lo

January 29, 2011

Stuck

Do you guys ever get songs stuck in your head? I found this song today and it has been STUCK as in on repeat for hours in my head. Sooooo I decided to share the love! Hopefully you enjoy :)


It makes me wanna put on boots and go out dancing. Good thing we're having a hoedown this week! Yippeeee! :)

January 27, 2011

Awkward and Awesome's

Today my friends, it is Thursday. Sooooo that means awkwards and awesome's! Here we goooo!

Awkward:
1. Freezing cold temperatures in the morning and warmish/niceish temp's in the afternoon. What DO you wear!?
2. Walking into work and thinking you see the boy you used to date only to find out that it wasn't him only because you awkwardly started at him... for a while.
3. Wearing teacher khaki's this morning... mainly because I'm not a real teacher yet and don't own any ballet flats.
4. Guy resident's making cupcakes... at 1am.
5. Meeting someone new today and telling her your name. Only to have her stare at you... so confused. [It's not even that HARD people!] Well folks, I didn't know what to do. Sooo I did the most logical thing I could, yep you got it. I stared.. right back at her. Ha. I win! Silly Girl.

Awesome:
1. Planning Bible Study with some amazing people today for 2 glorious hours.
2. Eating a home cooked meal of burritos today. Yes.
3. Texting my best friend from home alllll dayyyyy long.
4. Phone convo with said best friend tonight! Yipeee!
5. Being done with classes for the week.
6. Going to Mexico for Spring Break! Ekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk! :)

January 26, 2011

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

Here's a Hump Day quote for the middle of your week:

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Happy Hump Day everyone! :)

January 25, 2011

Today is Tuesday


Andddddd this is the view from my window...




Yuck. Right? It's been rainy/dreary/gross for days now. Whatever happened to the Sunshine State? What ever happened to this?


Oh well. I have to say I'm enjoying the cozy-ness it's creating. And the strong urge I have to curl up and read a book.. yeah I think I'll do that. I mean the homework will still be there tomorrow right?

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

January 24, 2011

Weekend.


This weekend was... interesting to say the least. There was good news and silly laughter and some sad news (see Prayers Appreciated). But I have to say overall it was a pretty sweet weekend. I got to spend some good time with some lovely friends, and go on a few silly adventures likeeee for the lovely shoes below. Vibram FiveFinger. Craaazyyyy stuff folks! My bestest friend wanted to get some so we went on an adventure andddd Waaala! She ended up buying some.. and making me try some on. I have to say I'm kind of thinking about them now. Even though they look silly I think that I'm starting to get the brillance of them. Ekkkkkkk! Who'd have thought they would make a believer out of me? :)








:)


January 23, 2011

Pink Lou Lou!


So one of the lovely blogs I follow is having a giveaway yay! Pink Lou Lou's confessions of a twenty something is the most adddorable blog! For real. She just speaks her mind and gives the most lovely fashion/hair advice. She's so real and that makes reading so wonderful and easy! I feel like I already know her. For real. Read it. If we lived in the same place we'd soooo be friends. So check out her blog and of course the lovely giveaway!







Plus be sure to check out the Etsy Shop that is doing the giving away.. Barberry and Lace. These are some photos of her stuff. It's seriously adorable. You'll love it. Promise :)


January 22, 2011

Shock.


Prayers today for my family, guys. My "Grandma" Schmidt passed away last night. If you could keep everyone in your prayers that would be greatly appreciated.

Prayers Appreciated

Sometimes things don't always go quite as you expect. Sometimes the people you call family aren't even really your family at all. I grew up hearing that second statement. The common phrase is "You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family" but I would really have to differ. My whole life the people who I called "Grandma" and "grandpa" and "aunt" and "uncle" and who took me into their homes, and made sure we had enough food and who made me laugh and watched videos with me weren't always my blood family. They were my mom's best friends who loved her and considered her a daughter of their own.

I grew up hearing stories about how Grandma Schmidt fed my mom through Grad School. How all my mom ever had in her fridge was a bottle of ketchup and a bottle of mustard til it was Sunday dinner at the Schmidt's. Grandma Schmidt made sure that allllll the leftovers were sent home with my mom in Grad School so she could eat. Many years later when my parents divorced and my Dad left she was again feeding our family. All of the leftovers suddenly were "too much for just the 2 of us!" and "oh we would never eat this!" so that we could take it all home without feeling bad.

It never mattered to her that we weren't really her grandkids. Every time we saw her it was "hiiiiiiiii" and a hug and a kiss. She never let anyone treat us differently, like we weren't a part of the family. We were. She said so.

And then it's all gone. One strange phone call where my little sister has her serious voice on and it's not a joke. Sometimes I forget to be thankful for the people that have touched my life and the lives of those closest to me. What would things have been like if my mom had never meet Aunt Cookie? If we'd never known Grandma Schmidt? How much I wish that I had said something about love. About Jesus. About a Savior who loves us so so much that he gave his whole life for us. What if? It's a question that I fear will be haunting me until God gets ahold of me and takes away the fear. I loved Grandma Schmidt. And now my mind is like a movie reel where all the images are wonderful memories of her touching my life. And then there are tears. And to think I've always considered myself not really a crier. Ha. I guess things change.

I love you Grandma Schmidt. And to Aunt Cookie and the whole family I am praying for you all so hard and I hope God can bring you a Peace that Surpasses Understanding.




Saturday Morning.

This morning I woke up, made some breakfast and then got to talk to my dearest momma for a whole uninterrupted 30 minutes! It was aboslutely glorious. I love my momma. It's gonna be a good Saturday, I can just tell!

:)


What are all you lovelies doing with your Saturday?

xoxo, Lo

January 20, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

So this idea was nabbed from the lovely Syd over at The Daybook. Every Thursday she posts some awkward's and awesome's. Sooooo here we go!

Awkward:
- Running into people you used to be best friends with on campus. (key word being "used") yikes!
- Having meaningful, heartfelt conversations with the girls on my floor... in the bathroom (really?! it couldn't happen in a place where I'm NOT wearing a bathrobe!?)
- People assuming that any guy you happen to be talking to or eating with on campus you're with... sorry folks but ewwwww!
- Walking into the wrong classroom... when it's FULL of people... no worries, I haven't been at this school for, ya know 3 years or anything...


Awesome:
- Having wonderful night's with amazing friends and making the most lovely cupcakes with homemade icing YESSS! (which I didn't even get a picture of!)
- Watching "The Social Network" with said friends, wooowza! Talk about crazy stuff!
- Going to a Basketball game! Huuurraayyy!
- Signing up for a spring break cruise... to COZUMEL with some of absolutely the most amazing people in the world!
- Eating a home cooked meal for $3! Us college folks don't always get that kind of luxury on the daily ya know..
- Opening and using my new set of lovely blank notecards. Yay for snail mail!

Hope you are having a lovely awkward and awesome Thursday! :)
Make sure to share your awkward and awesome's below! I'd luhhhhhhhhveee to hear them :)

January 19, 2011

It's Really a Hump Day.

Sorry guys today is really a hump day. I did not too much of anything exciting and have been absolutely blahhhhh like the gray/cold/rainy weather for daysss now! I need some more vitamin D in my life! Sunshine PLEASEE anyone!? Sooo sorry this isn't anything exciting, for real I promise I'll be back tomorrow with way more interesting stuff and maybe even some Awkward and Awesome!

But for now here's a lovely hump day quote:
The gift of joy has power to undo the damage of the memory of pain. - John 16:21

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

January 16, 2011

It's a Birthday Kind of Day!






Today is a special day. Today is the very day that B, one of my oldest and dearest friends turns the magical 21! As you can see from the pictures we've been friends for NINE years, which considering we were 12 when we met and are now 20 and 21 we've changed a ton, so 9 seems like a pretty big number.

Last night we talked on the phone at exactly 12am for our annual birthday phone date, and it absolutely astounds me how we have grown up so much yet it feels like nothing at all has changed in our friendship. We talked about the "good 'ole days" and how different things are and how much fun we used to have. And how horribly olllllddddd we are becoming when we know that we really aren't old at all. We also discussed all of our childhood dreams we have yet to fulfill.. such as travel, become CEO of a walmart, and write our own rap album. (We were such cool kids!) I can't wait to see how different things are in 10 years and what new adventures we have!

I can't wait to see how much more change happens as the years get bigger! I wish I could be there with you tonight on your big 21st! I feel like it's something we've talked about forever.

"Here's a little something from me to you. One is pretty cute and new and the other, well it might make you kinda blue. And no matter what we go through, what we achieve and what we do, Please know that I will always, always, always be here for be here for you."

Happy Happy Birthday B!

Love always and forever,

L.


College Skype Dates :)
Junior Year Football Games
Mrs. Blevin's 10th grade bio class.
(we were always in trouble for talking!)
Ms. Cox's 10th grade English Class
10th Grade Homecoming at Hardrock Cafe
10th grade in the band hallway.
10th grade Homecoming.
Best Friends forever and ever :)

January 15, 2011

Lots of Thoughts.



So last night I went to First Friday which is something my local church does on the first friday of every month. Sooo anyways, last night I went to hear James Barnett speak. I got the facebook invite and had never heard of him so I did what every good 21st century gal would do, I googled him.

James Barnett is a twenty something who started went on a mission trip to Nicaragua to work in the dump there, where people live and work (in an actual dump). While there he met a woman named Mrs. Ruby who revealed to him that obedience is not based upon what you don't do, it's based upon what you do do. Upon his return to the U.S. he sold all of his belongings, quite his fancy business job and bought a van. He took this van and went out onto the streets and lived with what Jesus called the "least of these". Through this he also started a non-profit called, "Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself" that raises money to buy clothing for the homeless who cannot afford clothes themselves. To help people make a new start.

Hearing him speak was beyond amazing. I was so convicted and so thoughtful. I tend to think that what I do has such a severe and meaningful impact all the time. When in reality? It doesn't. Not at all. Okay well I shouldn't say not at all because what I'm doing does matter but I'm selfish. I like to think I'm doing something great and meaningful but I'm not. I am so selfish and concerned with my life and what I'm doing. Hearing him speak was amazing and it definitely put things into perspective. The purpose in my life is not to get straight A's, not to be the very best at school. My life has a greater purpose, to love like God loved. And yes, right now that involves school. But that doesn't make school the most important thing. It just means that the people I'm around now while IN school are the people I need to be around now. He also said something that I thought was so interesting, he made the point that giving someone food or money doesn't necessarily help them, getting to know someone helps them.

Just something to think about tonight I guess, while I'm being thoughtful and artsy and (attempting) to redecorate my room!

If you wanna read more about James or his non-profit follow his blog here. Enjoy! :)

January 12, 2011

Hello This is Me.





This video never ever ever ceases to make me laugh. I quote it an unnecessary about of times everyday and am always laughing. With some of my lovely cohort girls we even made our very own Marcel the Shells! Mine is really too cute for words. See the picture above of all our Marcel the Shell's!

I couldn't figure out how to put it below these words. If anyone has any knowledge feel free to share! :)


January 11, 2011

Not quite Reality.


So i'm cured! Well maybe not quite, but I'm back at school and back in class. I did promise my dear momma that I wouldn't be social just yet and have been back in my room and going to bed early every night this week! Here here! I'm kind of proud of myself...now if only I could be productive with the homework that is quickly and quietly building up.

I've also noticed since i've been back on campus that there are a TON of people at this here school. I mean i've always heard that we have 50,000 students (that's JUST STUDENTS! ekkkk!) on campus but after Christmas Holidays and then a week of quarantine there just seems to be a ton of people on campus. That picture is of my actual campus... in just one of the plazas. so. many. people. my poor little eyeballs can barely take it all in!

Oh well, back to Reality I guess.

January 9, 2011

Nice to Meet you Sicky


Okay sooooo i'm trying this blog thing. Anddd of course being sicky and flu like I forgot to even mention the most basic of things!

My name's Lo and i'm a twentysomething working on a college degree in Education. You'll definitely here me talk about wanting to travel and teach. basically? it's my biggest dream. And other than that i'm just waiting to see what else God has in store for me!

So now i've started the blog the struggle's gonna be keeping up with it huh?


January 5, 2011

Happy New Year?

Last semester I really wanted to start a blog. So of course it become my new, exciting, (and wonderfully achievable) new year's resolution.

Leave it to me to gather a new new year's resolution along the way. Recovering from the flu. Lovely. The flu. I've gotten a flu shot every year my entire life. And this year I become that lucky 1% of people that defies the odds and still gets the flu, regardless of receiving the flu shot. yippee! or not.

Oh well at least this flu bug brought on an entire extra week of home and relaxation with the family.

Happy 2011 Everyone!