Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Hi friends,

I am in need of some collective brain power. 

Spencer and I are trying to come up with a valentines day tradition thing. 

We have no idea what to get each other and I thought it would be fun to come up with a little tradition that wasn't too cheesy.

I had once heard of a couple who give each other books every valentines day and I thought it was such a fun idea. But books aren't quite the right gift for us to give. Spencer mostly likes to listen to audiobooks and I have an obsession with the library. 

So does anyone have any other good ideas of what we could give each other? 

We are seriously struggling to come up with ideas and outsourcing is always an effective way to get things done. Ha!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Life is just a crazy big old mess right now. 

I have been babysitting for two weeks straight and I still have 5 more days so that fact that I am still alive is really a miracle. 

School is the most outrageous thing ever. Guys, grad school is hard. Like sometimes I thought undergrad was hard but I would gladly take all of those undergrad classes again rather than deal with the intensity that is grad school. At least I have made some cool friends and all the people I am working with are really great. So there are pros and cons. 

My whole life is just like buzzing with lots of busyness (yes I know that's not a word) but I can't quite share what exactly that is yet.  (sorry!!) You will all know soon enough.

To get me through the craziness I have to have some good music. And here are my top two favorite songs of the moment. I basically listen to them non stop all day.

 (I could listen to Vance Joy all day long...and I do)

Anyone else have any songs they are loving lately??

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Sometimes I have to just find ways to power through school. I really really don't love going to school but I am just hoping it will all be worth it when I am done. One way I motivate myself to actually do work and have some sort of enjoyment is to have a theme song.

Life is just more fun with a theme song.

So last semester my theme song was Roar by Katy Perry. I was really really nervous about starting grad school and I needed something that would make me feel confident and help me to know that I could do it. 

This semester I have more confidence but I am just really really worried about how much work I will have to do. So I needed a song that would pump me up and that I could take a dance break to (dance breaks are my grad school survival essential). So this is what I chose.

At first I like really disliked this song but then it was just so catchy that I couldn't resist. And now here I am picking it as my theme song for the semester. 

Oh how things change. 

But that't not the point. I am just letting you all know that grad school is hard and sometimes you just have to do anything you can to get through it. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


This is probably the weakest form of blackmail that there ever was but me and Spencer have to add some sort of excitement to all of the tv watching we have been doing lately. 

(If anyone has any fun cheap activities for us to do any recommendations would be greatly appreciated)

And you will see the need for people to give us ideas of what to do because this has become our new favorite activity

We wait until the other person falls asleep and then we send them a snapchat of them sleeping.

It is really quite pathetic that our lives have come to this point but honestly we think it is really funny. 


Monday, January 5, 2015


Its a bad sign when you can barely remember what your resolution for the last year was. But this year I am really really really going to try to make my resolution stick.

I have been filled with a lot of anxiety lately. I think the stress I felt at the end of the school year just like continued with me. Most of this stress is completely unnecessary and I should be able to just let go of it. This ever present stress is what leads me to my resolution for 2015.

Psalm 46:10

This year I am going to be still and trust in The Lord.

I love this scripture because it reminds me to relax and be still but it also gives me a sense of perspective. It reminds me that God exists and He loves me. It reminds me of my purpose on this earth. It helps to bring much needed clarity to my hectic chaotic life. 

So this year I am going to be still and let God lead my life. I am going to breath more deeply and let go of any unnecessary stress and anxiety. 

If I just remember that God is in control and trust in that then I know my whole life will go much more smoothly and I will be able  to enjoy it much more. 

So here we go 2015!

Has anyone else shared their resolutions? I love hearing what other people are working on.