Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Birthday Week

Cake with Chris, Mom, and Chris's dad :)
Dancing on the way to Vicksburg

Kelly came and surprised me :)
These are just a few pictures from my birthday week extravaganza goodness :)

It all ended with the most amazing night at Char.  Pictures wouldn't be able to do that experience justice.
My apologies for this blog being short and rather impersonal - school and work started, which means no free time.  At least I posted, right?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Day's Aspirations

I want to blog more.  I want to learn to use my camera so I can make it take the kind of pictures I want it to take.  I'm going to practice - today.  My birthday is Tuesday - Chris and I are going to the battlefield to ride bikes.  I'm really excited.  Hopefully I can balance my camera on my back while we're there.  Actually, I'll try to balance it all weekend while we're home.  I'll try to keep this updated.  In the meantime, this is the beautiful cake my beautiful roommate made me :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


This is Leah.
My roommates have moved in! :) It's so exciting.  I love them.  I love them.
It's been interesting though.  I haven't been around a community all summer, much less just a girl.  I don't feel like I was prepared for this, but I'm really excited that I jumped in.  I'm blessed by the Lord.  Amazing boyfriend, amazing roommates, amazing apartment, amazing school, amazing family, amazing best friends, amazing health.  Blessed.
This is such a random blog.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My New Bike :)

Major blessing.  I'm doing a triathlon in September and was in desperate need of a racing bike, since my steel frame doesn't seem to get the job done the way I'd like.  This one fell in my lap, and I'm so thankful to have it. :) I basically love it.  And although it's amazing, it will look a lot cooler soon - once my boyfriend gets a hold of it.


I wait for the Lord. 
I had such an abundance of love in my heart before last week.  What happened, Father?  I want it back.  It's who I am.  It's who I was created to be.  I want it back.
My desire is for the goodness of the Lord to be made known.  In all I do, I desire to bring glory to his name.  In my relationships - in all my actions. 
I know who I am.  My heart isn't quite lining up with what I know of myself.  Something is a little off.  But I can't put my finger on it.  All I can do is give it to the Lord, which is what I've been doing since this time last week.  I keep waiting.  I know there is a reason.  I know there is a purpose.  I will wait until it is revealed - because I am not in control and I do not desire to be in control.
Obedience.  As much as it hurts.