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Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 23: A picture of your favorite book

I LOVE to read, unfortunately I don't have a whole lot of time for that while I'm in college. 

Among the Hidden is my FAVORITE book from when I was in grade school. I read it so many times I think I probably have it memorized. I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it when I purged the books from when I was little so it's still sitting on a shelf above my closet. I like to think that I'll get around to reading it again eventually.

Saintly Solutions to Life's Common Problems is my current favorite book. I started reading it when I worked Totus Tuus this summer. There was never a lot of time to read but each short chapter addresses a common problem that we face as humans and gives examples of how the Saints dealt with these same problems in their own ways.

It goes through everything from Argumentativeness, Boredom, Envy, Gossip, Illness, Pride, Temptations and everything in between. It's inspiring to know that those that the church recognizes as Saints went through some of the very same problems that I deal with and found away to persevere through them with God instead of letting those problems turn them away from Him. I may never be done reading it but I like to pick it up and when I have just a few minutes and take it to prayer when I need a little guidance.

Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at

I wish I were better at Time Management!

You're talking to the queen of procrastinating here. In fact, last night I didn't sleep so that I could get a project done.  

Why did I do that? I have NO IDEA! 

I always wait until the last minute to do things and find plenty of other things to do that don't really need done. I'm always working on something, it's just that usually that something isn't the one thing I should be working on. 

Right now while I'm writing this I have an email open that I should have sent a week ago, I'm worrying about scheduling something tomorrow that I should have taken care of yesterday, and trying to watch a tv show as well as thinking about starting a paper that's due at midnight tomorrow. Yes I've known about the paper all semester and no I don't need to be watching this show and I probably should be sleeping since I didn't last night but that just doesn't seem to be the way I'm programmed.  

I can't even imagine how much stress I WOULDN'T have to deal with if I weren't such a procrastinator.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget

Every math class I took from 8th grade to Jr year including a College Algebra summer class. It's not that I hate math, I'm not bad at it, I just really hated math class.

I cried, at least one class every year from 8th grade to Jr year INCLUDING that summer class (embarrassing!). Then I'd cry even more because I was embarrassed I was crying! I hate not being the best at things which I know is selfish, but Math just never came as easy to me like every other subject did. I had to work hard at math, and I did, I worked REALLY hard, and when I still couldn't get it I'd get very frustrated. Frustrated to the point of tears. Every year like clockwork. Thank God I don't have to take a math class ever again.

Day 20: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel

Ahhhh how I love to travel. SO many places how am I supposed to choose?

Since my favorite number is 3 I will choose my top 3:

Ireland! The land of my ancestors!
I really love green as well so this trip couldn't go wrong.

Home sweet Rome!
I'd actually like to visit all of Italy.

There's something about the beauty of the coastline!
Also the architecture history there really intrigues me.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 19: A picture and a letter

So... I'm going to take a little bit of creative liberty here and NOT write a letter, which I think is what is expected. Instead I'm going to put a picture of letters (like from the alphabet) that I took. I think that's way more fun anyways!

These are presents that I made for some of my family members for Christmas. I had so much fun making these, taking a camera out and looking for objects that could resemble the letter I needed. In case you were wondering what each letter is I'll explain below:


F- Part of an old rail bed
I- A golf ball on a tee 
T- A croquet mallet 
Z- The 'N' on the tailgate of an old truck 
G- The iron railing from my Grandma's house 
E- A deer antler 
R- An old water pump 
A- A tree 
L- My Dad's cowboy boot 
D- A giant log


S- The S hook on a swing
M- Archways from a 19th century home
I- A nail in a wood beam
T- A croquet mallet
H- A 'little tikes' kids chair

Day 18: A picture of your biggest insecurity

1. subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured: an insecure person.
2. not confident or certain; uneasy; anxious: He was insecure about the examination.
3. not secure; exposed or liable to risk, loss, or danger: an insecure stock portfolio.
4. not firmly or reliably placed or fastened: an insecure ladder.

I guess that would make my biggest insecurity my future. I know I've got a couple years before I graduate but I get nervous about what I'm going to do after that all the time. Interior Design is a very limited field of study. There's a handful of career paths I can take and a ton of people vying for every position out there.  Sometimes I second guess myself, is this really what I want to do for the rest of my life? Is this what God is calling me to do with my life? Then I wonder if I'm second guessing myself because I'm nervous, nervous that I could fail, or that I could succeed more than I ever imagined. This quote always comes to mind when I think about my future:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson
And I cant think of this quote without thinking of this scene from the movie Coach Carter:

So yes my future scares me, it crosses my mind constantly, but I know that God is there for me and that He knows the path that is best for me to take and I have to trust that He's preparing for me a future I can't even imagine. I'm reminded of that constantly, so here are a few verses from the New American Bible that help me when I feel just a little too insecure:
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope.
Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 19:21 - Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the decision of the LORD that endures.
Romans 8:28 - We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
Psalm 37:37 - Observe the honest, mark the upright; those at peace with God have a future.
Proverbs 23:17-19 - Let not your heart emulate sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the LORD always; For you will surely have a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Hear, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the right way.

1 Corinthians 2:9 - But as it is written: "What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him,"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fixed to Comment

Since I'm a noob to this whole blogging thing (I've made it past the 1 month mark! woohoo!) it will take me a while to work out the format to be exactly as I want it.

A friend of mine contacted me saying that she couldn't comment on any of my posts. So I've fixed that! There's now an option to comment as Anonymous if you don't have a Google account or any of the others listed there. Feel free to add your name if you want but don't feel pressured to. I'd love to hear your feedback, believe me I would!

Since that wasn't much of a post I've decided to add this little snippet!

T-Rob is playing basketball again! woohoo!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 17: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently


I wasn't quite sure how to depict this but the answer is: The Weather! So as I write this it's pretty chilly outside but a few days ago I was wearing shorts and flip flops to class, in FEBRUARY! How can you not have a sunny disposition when you're wearing flip flops in February?

It's amazing how the weather has such a positive affect on my mood! Thank you God!

Day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you

Aren't they just too cute?! These are my grandmas! They're both very different but inspiring none the less.

In the white on the left is my Grandma Elaine (she's my mama's mama). She raised 5 sons and a daughter(you've gotta be like superwoman to be able to handle MY uncles!). She's mama to 6, grandmama to 12, grandmama in-law to 6, and great grandmama to 13.

She was the grandma that lived in 'town', the grandma that I spent my summers with, she took me shopping and swimming and fed me lunch. I slept on her couch/in her chair after summer weights, volleyball/softball/cheer practices, and 2-a-days, when I was too tired/sore to even breathe. She supplied me with frozen Snickers and endless amounts of icy-pops!

She's a beautiful Catholic, I'm hard pressed to find a day when this Grandmama isn't in church, at mass, helping with the ladies circle, praying a rosary or feeding someone.  Plus have I mentioned that she makes the best fried chicken known to man?! Now that's something to aspire to! 

On the right is my Grandma LaVada [Lavada, not said like Nevada, the 2nd a is long] (she'd be my daddy's mama). Doesn't she have the coolest name?

This woman is the strongest person I've ever met, I'd pick her vs. anyone any day, and she's just so tiny and cute! I'm amazed by her strength and her determination and how hard of a worker she is. She's a farmers wife and a farmer herself. I don't know the logistics but I do know that she helped custom harvest for a large part of her life with my grandpa. She's also an entrepreneur, as if she didn't have enough stuff on her plate, she's a florist and owns her own shop! 

If it were up to her she'd never ask for anyone's help but God's. When she needed her roof shingled a couple years ago guess who thought she was gonna get up there and help? She's 80! I'm young and I didn't want to help!

I'm not sure she has a mean bone in her body, she does everything with the sweetest intentions. My mom always says that she couldn't have asked for a better mother in-law and I would probably agree with that. What a beautiful strong Catholic woman God has given to this world, I'm so glad that He put her in mine.

Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die

I picked 3 after some narrowing down, there's just so many things I want to do!

Attend Mass at St.Peter's Basilica

Kiss the Blarney Stone

Catch a ball in the stands of a major league baseball stadium

Just maybe not with my face!

He Won't Give Up On You

This song may not have been intended to be religious, but when I heard it for the first time I couldn't help but hear God.

Please take the time to listen to the song below and I know that you won't be disappointed. 

Think of it as our Lord talking to YOU in the song, telling you that He loves you and that He'll never give up on you. Christ is by our side at all times and when we fall in the dead of night He is there to catch us, to pick us up and help us start again. He is the best friend that we could ever ask for. He knows us from the inside out and believes in us.

Just know that no matter what you've done or what you do in the future, our God will never, NEVER give up on you.

God bless you.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

At Home in Prayer

Picture yourself at home. How do you feel? What do you see? Where are you?

The answers to these questions are remarkably different for everyone. I met with a small group this morning and we talked about this very same question.

For me I was in the country, just me and my family. I saw the house that I've lived in my entire life that looked over fields and timber.

For someone else it was his dog and his pool where he felt at home. One girl felt at home in a canyon in California. Another girl saw her father and cousin who had recenly passed away.

You know that feeling you get when you're in you're own home? You're comfortable and cozy, you feel protected and loved. You have everything you need around you and everyone you love close by.

It's not quite the same feeling when you visit someone else's house. When you go to visit their house it may be bigger, fancier, cleaner, more organized, have a wonderful aroma and be the house of your dreams, but it's just not HOME. It's a beautiful house and makes a great home for whoever lives there, but it's not YOURS.

There are things in that house that just don't fit your life style. That house is tailored for the people that live there. We all have different visions of what home is, I don't think I'd be at home in a canyon in California or with that guys' dog.

That's kind of how I see my prayer life.

When I came to college and to St.Lawrence I was being introduced to college students with prayer lives that knocked my socks off. I wanted their prayer life, maybe I even envied it! Sometimes I would see what they were doing and think 'I can do that too!' but it just wasn't the same.

God has made each relationship with us as individual as the homes we live in. To me those students I saw with the amazing prayer lives were the people with the big beautiful houses. It was nice to get ideas from them but I could never be at home there.

You see I can't find myself at home in someone else's prayer life. I have to build my own. Every house starts with the same foundation, a foundation on rock. 

A shack and a mansion are both started with a single 2x4 piece of wood. Now maybe I'm not living in a mansion in my prayer life currently, but God supplies me with everything I need in order to have the home in prayer that He desires for me.

Even in the middle of the country smack dab in the middle of a wheat field!

Day 14: A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

Well this was a no brainer, because sometimes I still have trouble believing that I ever lived the first 9 years of my life without her. The beautiful woman I'm talking about is my sister Sara. I was 9 and she was 18 when we first met.
Sara with her girls Addison and London.
Aren't they all gorgeous?
You see my mom had Sara when she was in high school and decided to give her up for adoption. Sara was adopted by a fabulous family and when she turned 18 she decided she wanted to find her birthmother, our mother! It was a surprise at first because I didn't know about Sara but it didn't take long for me, the only girl in the famly, to warm up to the idea of having a sister. A SISTER!
Me Mom and Sara on Christmas Cookie baking day!
I think I'd been praying for a sister since I knew how to pray. I thought I would be getting a sister in the form of a baby but it's amazing how God works isn't it? My sister is a beautiful strong woman and mother to my two amazing nieces. I truly couldn't imagine my life without her. God blessed our famly so much when He brought her into our lives

Our famliy, I couldn't imagine it without any of them.
Sara, Rob, Katie, Jeremy, London, Addison, Mom, Dad, Me, Russ.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 13: A picture of your favorite band/artist.

Ooooooo this is a toughy! I'll do it in categories:

My favorite local band: The Louisiana Street Band 

Click on the link above to listen to their music and I PROMISE you that you won't be disappointed. They just won a national competition and got to record in L.A. so you know they've gotta be good. I know about The Louisiana Street Band because my friend JohnMarc from St.Lawrence is the lead singer in it and he's amazing. So what are you waiting for? Go check 'em out!

My favorite band from when I was younger: Destiny's Child!

Oh man I was addicted. I owned all of their CD's listened to their Christmas music and if you happened to find me dancing around my room their music was probably playing. I STILL know all of the words to practically every song!

My favorite band now: GLEE!

Ok so they're not really a band, but I'm addicted to their music. I can't ever pick one genre and stick to it, I like it all which is why Glee is so perfect, they cover everything, and they do so amazingly! So of course I'm an owner of all of the volumes!

Day 12: A picture of something you love.

Ahhhh....softball. I miss you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 11: A picture of something you [hate] really really really dislike.

Well I know you're not supposed to hate so when I was little my mom would always tell me that I don't hate anything. So I would always come back with the every intelligent "Fine, I really really really really really dislike ______!" Brilliant right?

I've compiled a list, in order of importance as to how much I really really dislike this particular thing.

Onions. I hate really really dislike onions.


You may be looking at this picture thinking 'well he doesn't look to scary, how evil can he be?'. and that's the problem. If the devil looked as dangerous as he is we wouldn't be so drawn to him. He knows our weaknesses and comes after them. He is not going to scare us away by showing us who he truly is. That's one of the reasons he's so easy to hate. He draws us away from our true God and from Jesus Christ. Satan likes to convince us to sin and once we've sinned he uses our pride to tell us that God cannot forgive us, that what we've done against him is too big. Take comfort in knowing that nothing is too big for God to forgive if only you'll give Him the chance.

I actually own the shirt in the picture above. To all of you reading this that are from Missouri. I'm sorry. Please don't stop reading my blog because of this post! :) I've been bleeding crimson and blue for as long as I can remember. I think I popped out of the womb hating Missouri. It's a Kansas thing, it's impossible to like both Kansas and Missouri at the same time, and if you're lucky enough to be born a Jayhawk than God has blessed you!

Day 10: A picture of the person you're constantly talking to.

I might get some pretty weird looks for this one, but it's definitely myself. My whole life is just one giant conversation between me myself and I. I never shut up!

Union and Communion

Sometimes you've just got to take a step back from blogging and live.

I guess you could say thats what I've been doing the past few days. So often I get too caught up in my life to actually live. In what I have to do next and what I'm doing after that and when I'm gonna study for what and who I have a meeting with where and what time and make sure I don't forget!

I get so stuck planning my life that I forget to live it! I forget to take time to be in community and spend time with others. That is after all what the Lord made us for right? To be in union and communion with Him and others!

So this week I've found myself getting out of class early enough twice already to go to Mass and Confession. To be in union and communion with Him.

I've also taken the time to be with friends, watching the KU game, playing Yahtzee, doing hw, swapping life stories and watching you-tube videos. To be in union and communion with others. 

None of this would be possible without Him.

I can never be reminded of that enough.

Monday, February 14, 2011

He'll put it in your Heart

God never sends anyone to Africa without first putting Africa in his heart.

This is a sentence that plays over and over again in my head during my day.

God never sends anyone to Africa without first putting Africa in his heart.

What in the world is that supposed to mean?

Surprisingly it has nothing to do with Africa at all.

A really good friend of mine was reading What Does GOD Want? for spiritual direction and recommended to our spiritual director that I read it next. I don't know why exactly she thought of me other than she knows I like to read, but I'm really glad she did. In the midst of school and finals and projects and tests I was done with that book in a matter of days.

The whole book is about discerning what God wants you to do with your life and making sure that your decisions are in line with what He wants and not what you want.

There's a story in the book where a speaker was talking about his own struggles to give his life fully to God. He'd always been afraid to surrender completely to God's will because he feared that the Lord would send him to Africa --- and that terrified him. He had no desire to be a missionary in Africa (or anywhere else) so he withheld that part of himself.

Finally the speaker said he made a full commitment to the Lord despite his fears. And God didn't send him to Africa. He learned something --- God never sends anyone to Africa without first putitng Africa in his heart.

Sometimes I still find it amazing the ways in which God chooses to speak to me. Through song, through SD, through Mass, Through ONE single sentence in a book that just happened to fall in to my lap. This one sentence has changed so much. It's rid me of a lot of fear. But also given me a challenge; to be open to what God has put in my heart.

I know the Lord has a fantastic plan for my life, and I shouldn't be afraid that He will send me anywhere that I'm not ready for, I just remember:

God never sends anyone to Africa without first putting Africa in his heart.

Day 9: A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

Well when it comes to pictures of me and Brea there's no way I could pick just one, so I ended up with six but even that was after some serious editing down.

It may come as a surprise to some of you that know us that Brea and I haven't been really good friends for all that long. I would say our regular friendship turned in to a best friendship a little over three years ago during my junior year/her sophomore year of high school. We were inseperable for those 2 years it was crazy. We were both going through things in those 2 years of high school that I'm not sure I would've come out the same way without her being there. Now we're both in college and she's still there for me whenever I need her. I'd like to think that I'm always there for her when she needs me as well. That's just how it works with us.

Also if you notice we have a picture taking pattern, both of us are ALWAYS on the same side!

Brea and I through the years.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 8: A picture that makes you laugh

My friend Kaitlin and I!
Not only does this picture and the memory of this night make me laugh, Kaitlin makes me laugh! She's hilarious and God gifted her with an incredible sense of humor. She's outgoing and friendly and although we haven't been friends our whole life I couldn't imagine life without her. Sadly we live so far apart right now I rarely get to see her but somehow it works for us. No matter how long we go without talking when we get together again it's like we've never left. I'm so blessed to have a friend as great as her.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 7: A picture of your most treasured item.

Sadly I don't have a picture of it on me, but as SOON as I can I'll put one up. My most treasured item would probably be my quilt that my Great Grandma Hill made me. She made all of her kids and grandkids and greatgrandkids these quilts. She passed away at the age of 97 and I love having that blanket around me to remind me of her.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 6: A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.



I would choose to trade places with these two beautiful girls. My nieces! I could take the 'oh to be young again' route but that's not even the reason. These girls are fearless, the world is their playground. 

Addison is full of attitude but the smartest little girl I've ever met. Someday she's going to give me a big run for my money. She's got the world ahead of her and is so creative.

London is as cute as a button. She makes hearts melt and is funny as a clown without even trying. Wouldn't that be a nice combo to have? Especially paired with those big puppydog eyes.

I love these two more than I ever thought possible. I'd be blessed to be able to walk a mile in either of their tiny little shoes!

Believe and Be Satisfied. Motto of a young single Catholic

It's getting closer and closer to Valentine's Day. You know that day, with all the red and pink and mushy gushy stuff? I'm not usually one to spend too much time worrying about this particular day, after all it's just one day. The fact that there are couples out there that are in love doesn't make me sick to my stomach, it makes me happy, and hopeful.

I'm 20 and not in any rush to find any kind of relationship. Heck at this point in my life I wouldn't know what relationship would be good for me if it hit me on the head, but knowing that God takes the time to match two people up so perfectly leaves me looking forward to what future he has in store for me. I stumbled upon this poem the other day on Leisl's blog that seemed to speak pretty well to my situation:

Everyone longs to give herself completely to someone, to have a deep soul relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But God to a Christian says,
"No, not until you are satisfied, fulfilled, content with living, loved by Me alone, with giving yourself wholly and completely to Me, with having an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone. Discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found will you be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you.
You will never be united to another until you are united with Me, exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any other desires or longings. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing... one that you cannot even imagine. I want you to have the best!
Please allow Me to bring it to you. Just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things. Keep experiencing the satisfaction knowing that I am. Keep listening to and learning the things I tell you. Just wait, that's all.
Don't be anxious. Don't worry. Don't look at the things you think you want. Just keep looking off and away, up to me, or you'll miss what I have to show you. And then, when you're ready, I'll surprise you. With a love far more wonderful than you would ever dream. You see, until you are ready, I am working even at this moment to have both of you ready at the same time. Until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I have prepared for you, you won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me. And this is perfect love.
And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love that I offer you with Myself.
Know that I love you completely, for I am God. Believe, and be satisfied."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory

You do know that it's impossible to have ONE favorite memory right?


I wouldn't go as far as saying that this is my favorite memory but it's just one of those that was the icing on the cake you know?

This is a picture of my friend Korbi and I. I met Korbi in January 2010 on the bus to March 4 Life where we learned that we actually had 2 art classes together! My first memory with her was getting her killed in the game Mafia haha! We became instant friends, two peas in a pod, it was almost freaky. Within a month or two our classmates were asking us if we went to high school together, honestly we barely knew each other!

This particular picture above is of the day that we tested our final design project. We made a kite, and not only did we make a kite but we made a Korbassi! (It's looked like a caterpillar!) It was the most beautiful majestic kite ever known to man(haha maybe not but we were really proud of it)! Our teacher told us that we'd get extra credit if we dressed up for our project so we dawned our bright colors and butterfly wings and hit the field!

A picture of Korbassi!
It's been a little over a year since I met Korbs and I wish I could say that our relationship was as good as it used to be. At the end of my freshman year we couldn't fathom the thought of leaving each other for a whole summer. How would we survive? Something happened over the summer, I'm not sure what, and I'm not saying it's good or bad, but our friendship isn't the same.
I love this girl, last year she was my best friend. I'd love that back. She has such a beautiful soul, an infectious smile and a way of making everyone in the room with her love God that much more. I've been making our friendship a part of my prayers, having faith that God has a plan for us more beautiful that I've ever imagined.

Just for fun I've decided to add another picture of us!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 4: A picture of a fun night

 (so many fun nights, so many fun pictures)

I've put them in chronological order, most recent first!
Dancing with the wedding party at my brother's wedding. They got married in the Catholic Church in the town that my great great great grandfather founded. It was such a special day/night for the whole family.
 St.Lawrence had a bonfire at the lake! Of course it turned in to a giant dance party like most of our get-togethers do, such a good memory!

Another St.Lawrence party! In May right before the end of the school year we had a Luau! Once darkness set in we headed over to the Campanile Hill and played Capture the Flag. Born in Kansas vs. Not Born in Kansas and OF COURSE Born in Kansas won! After the game we took a refreshing little swim in the Chi Omega fountain!
My first Halloween in college! I was bubblegum under a shoe! These girls are so great!
Haha this picture may not make much sense to you! This was one of my first nights hanging out with friends in college. We played a game called paper pictionary. You write down something on a piece of paper and then pass it around the circle. The next person is supposed to draw a picture of what is written. It goes back and forth between drawing and writing what you see until it gets back to the person it started with. This picture started out as "ice ice baby" and ended up as two people burning on a stove. We drew all of the crazy ones up on our friends garage wall with chalk.
A memory NOT from college. My Senior year dance recital. This was the beginning of our tap dance to Mountain Music. This whole night was magical (except for spraining my ankle jumping off the stage right at the beginning, that was bad).
My sophomore year of high school. If you're not of Junior/Senior status that you can't go to prom, so the sophomore's are in charge of cleaning up prom while the juniors and seniors go to after-prom. This was our after prom clean up party oh so early in the morning and while we were making breakfast we decided to start a band and go on tour in colorado! Haha!

When I started this post I didn't think it would pertain to my life as a 'Daughter of God'. Now that I've traveled down memory lane I've realized that God is the only reason that I have all of these great memories. He has blessed me so much with the friends and opportunities that I've had in my life.

I wonder if what I'm doing here with these pictures and memory lane is what we'll do with God in Heaven.  If He'll show us around Heaven and we'll sit and tell Him our stories, our favorite memories, and He can tell us what they mean. And then maybe He'll tell us His favorite parts as well!
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