January 23, 2012

Little Notes.

Whatta way to start off Monday:

I love amazing notes, especially when they're a surprise.

NRHH inductions.

He's a little bit wonderful :)

Happy Monday!
xoxo, Lo

January 22, 2012


Real life: It has been a seriously rough week, also a surprisingly good week. I have been learning so much buuuuut a rough week none the less. So come to this weekend I was a little burnt out. One of my best friend's convinced me to go to Publix with her saturday. I finally agreed only to be wandering through the store to find MY BEST FRIEND. Oh heyyyyyy! Seriously how did I ever get so lucky?

The best friends in the world.

She planned all week to help the three of us reunite for the weekend.

She drove all the way up to surprise me and hangout this weekend. Love.

These crazy kids knew I'd been having a rough week and had been plotting on surprising me with L's presence all week. Wowza. Seriously love them. It was wonderful. And wonderful to have the three of us back together again. In the real world this rarely happens anymore. So thankful. So lucky. Had such a silly loving weekend. Lots of girl time, party parties, silly laughter,serious discussions and productivity for a cause:

People Awareness week board! TOMS.

To be loved by best friends is the absolute best.
What more could a girl ask for?

Hope your weekend was just as spectacular!
xoxo, Lo

January 19, 2012

Awkward and Awesome!

- The loofa falling completely apart in the shower and just unraveling as you desperately try to keep up and catch it.
- Talking to someone you know on campus... then walking the same direction afterwards...umm okay. Neither of us realized this and now it's awkward. Acknowledge andddd walk away. Don't make it more awkward than it needs to be people.
- Sitting on your friend's bed and nearly into that rather small gap between the edge of the bed and the wall. Alllmost.
- Walking to the car, and right through the mud. Flip-flopped foot and all... then getting into your friend's car. Yep. That was fun.

- Amazing friends. But, seriously, the best. friends. ever. I am so so lucky.
- Girls' Night in the middle of the week. And sweatpants. And sitting in bed talking.
- Realizations.
- Doing things for me!
- Care packages from home! Whaaaat whaaaaat!
- Redneck wine glasses. People. These are amazing. We mayyyyy have discussed making them and creating our own business. Possibly. Go big or go home right? Don't you wanna make them now!? So. Klassy. [Yes, klassy with a K, it happens people.]

Happy Thursday!
xoxo, Lo

January 18, 2012

Be Awesome.

"When you wake up in the morning you have to make a decision, be awesome or don’t be awesome. Both are your choice, both require the same amount energy/effort, and both will impact another person. You choose what sort of impact that will be. You choose your attitude!"
Be awesome. Happy Hump Day!
xoxo, Lo

January 16, 2012


Sometimes people are extremely complicated. And life, that's complicated too. Sometimes I'm convinced the best way to handle humanity would be to quit talking to them for a while. Gosh, I'm so thankful God doesn't do that with us. But, I have to say, I think I've discovered a cure.

I'm not gonna lie. Yesterday, I got some news that was needless to say, not so great. If we're being completely honest it was quite upsetting. So of course this morning, I woke up, immediately thought about it and then proceeded to feel it stomach ache and all [stress can really get to a person!]. But I had a thought through all of that nonsense. I once had a friend break-up with her boyfriend and in response she read through the Gospels and focused on reading about Christ's crucifixion for three hours. 3 entire hours. Wowza. Talk about perspective. Nothing can give you more perspective than reading about Christ loving you so much he died for your sins. So that is exactly what I did. Lettme tell you what, as upset as I still am and as much as the emotions will still arrive I can't get that out of my mind. It is something I've heard for years but something that I so easily forget in moments like these. Nothing seems as important when you're reading about your Savior being stoned for crimes he did not commit, but that you did. Perspective in a nutshell. I'm sure this will be happening consistently this week, and I have to say I'm thankful for it.

So, thanks God for sweet reminders.
xoxo, Lo

January 14, 2012

Mostly awesome and just a little bit awkward Thursday. [On Saturday]

Okay, so it's not completely an awkward and awesome Thursday, it's mostly just an awesome Thursday this week; and I know I am a little bit behind but so much goodness has happened that I couldn't stand with just ignoring it.

1. It is finally Thursday in what seems like the longest week ever!
2. Got to go to my first interning day. I.Love.It. Love those babies already! Amazing. Stayed until 5:30 with my new teacher and could NOT stop gushing once I left. Seriously, some good stuff.
3. 3-day weekend's.
4. Best friend's birthdayy coming up!

my new intern ID badge!

1. Awkward and Awesome Thursday.... on Saturday. Oh yeahh.
2. Doing a fire drill at work and then not being able to reset the alarm... meanwhile the entire building goes BACK in. Ummm hello people do you not notice that an extremely loud alarm is still going off?!
3. Text Messages. Specifically ones that read along the lines of "I think your eyes get bluer every time I see you!" hahahaha made me giggle.
4. Working the desk during the first week of classes when everyone and their mother orders packages. Sorry I can't find your particular package underneath the other 29384039898 million...

All the packages. And I couldn't even fit them all in the picture! Hundreds I tell you!

Happy Weekending.
xoxo, Lo

January 11, 2012


I'm seriously SHAKING with excitement right now. Just got out of an interview with a former instructor all about teaching internationally, which is my dream. He interviewed me for one of his projects as a student who wants to go into international teaching. And after the interview he told me "off the record" that after talking to me he was more than 110% confident that I could get hired straight out of college without any experience. PEOPLE, this is a HUGE deal. International schools at a minimum usually require 2 years of experience. He also told me that when we first talked about it last fall that he wasn't completely sure I would make it, that I could with some work but that he had not been sure. Now, he was completely moved. I'm absolutely floored. Shaking with excitement. Can't even believe that. What a compliment.

See one of these schools here.

I just wanna go abroad now. Can that happen?

I mean, can you imagine teaching at a school on this Island!? I die. That would be amazing. Whatta way to wake up!

Hope you're Wednesday was just as full of good news!
In other good news: Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, Lo

January 10, 2012

Tuesday is the New Monday.

I just decided. Tuesday is the new Monday. Even though Tuesday's are gonna be the crazy day, I'd have to say this might be my best ever second first day of school. Mostly due to some assistance.

How to Get thru school.

Without these guys I would not be standing today, let alone be happy about it.

Dear Allergy Medicine and lemon water, I love you. Thanks for making and saving my day all in one. A sweet reminder this morning in James Chapter 1 probably didn't hurt either.

"Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls." - James 1:19-21

Thanks for granting me a Saved Soul God.
xoxo, Lo

January 9, 2012

First Day.

First day of Grad School today. Wowza. Not my best first day back ever if I'm being honest. Was attacked by the monster that I would call [hopefully] only allergies. Apparently I'm allergic to being awake, life, school, old buildings, weather. You name it and chances are I'm a sick little mess because of it right now. Oh well. At least we're one day closer to Friday. And I'm finally doing some work I lovelovelove. It's gonna be a lot but I seem to like it quite a bit already.

First Day Back

See? Nerd Alert. That textbook on my lap? I technically barely have any reading due for it for another week and a half. A sign? Maybe.

Happy Monday!
xoxo, Lo

January 7, 2012

A little bit of honesty.

If we're being honest, 2011 was a pretty tough year. A very exciting one but a tough one none the less. Lots of exciting things such as graduation [yes!] but also lots of emotional moments. If we're being honest I was greatly looking forward to 2012. I wanted a new year, a fresh start and a place to leave all of last year behind. The kicker is that sometimes things follow you into a New Year. Sometimes you can't just drop everything and leave it like it's over. It's a hard lesson I'm re-learning. But I've come to understand that you can't always have your cake and eat it too. Even if sometimes you really want to. I'm sorry for that. And I'm sorry for not acting fairly. But I have to say it's good to have a new year and an understanding of what I may be up against this year.

So here's to 2012 folks.

January 6, 2012


What I've realized:

I have a slight addiction to my phone and texting. Slight, not super serious [or so I'd like to think.] My phone has basically quit receiving text messages. I've felt so cut off from the world. Pathetic? A little bit. But I can't help thinking this may be good for me, once I get back from the minor freak-out I'm having on possibly not really having texting for a month until we upgrade. Sigh. For now I'm gonna go pout and watch some re-runs. I'm obviously being mature about it, can't you tell?

Happy TGIF!
xoxo, Lo

January 5, 2012

Back to Reality.

The transition back to reality has been... thrilling. Nope, that's a lie. It was a rough go there for a while but overall I think I'll survive. I spent my last few days at home enjoying life and being a little bit creative. Did some of these pintrest things I'd been dyinggg to try. Take 1:

Pintrest Calendar!

Pintrest Calendar! Boom! I made this one for my best friend and I have to say I was pretty stinking pleased with myself. Yesh.

We also spent the COLDEST, I repeat coldest day at Disney I remember in forever it seems. But I got to spend it with my favorite people.

Cinderella's Castle!
Disney Castle.

Fave's :)
Birthday's at Cinderella's Castle

All in all it was the best day :)

But now it's back to the real world. Buying books, creating door-tags which are adorbs by the way. See? :)


European Travel Theme. Boom. Feeling adventurous this semester.
Happy Thursday!

xoxo, Lo

January 1, 2012


I wish I had taken pictures of today. Today was January 1st. The New Year. In my family this day means family, football, black-eyed peas and rice, and greens for good luck. This is what we do. My best friend's family has a little different take on the holiday. They have "Fry Day". While everyone else is starting the New Year with resolutions to lose weight and be healthy they celebrate Fry day. Which is exactly what it sounds like. You fry lots of things. Basically it is a yummy heart attack just waiting to happen. BUT it is some kind of fun. We fried cheese, zucchini, pickles, chicken, potatoes and they kept it up all night. What an event. Unfortunately my poor little stomach can't handle all that fried yummy goodness. I still think it has some fun merit even if it makes me a little sick haha. I'm just not sure if I'll add it to my list of New Year's traditions to keep forever. We'll have to see.

xoxo, Lo

Happy Birthday Bloggy!

Happy New Year! It is officially ending the first day of 2012. It's been what seems like a million years but here we are, one year after I first typed this little bloggy into being. Even though I haven't done the best job in keeping up all year I still think it's something to celebrate. So happy birthday little bloggy. This year I have some serious new year aspirations. Beginning with writing a little something here everyday. Even if it is not exciting or a lot I want to write a little bit everyday to mark what I'm doing this year.

New year's

It's good to be back.
xoxo, Lo