Monday, February 27, 2012


1. auburn baseball games 2. birthday celebrations at bible study
3. more rainy days 4. distracting classrooms
5. unending homework 6. new shoes
7. it's almost senior year?? 8. sonic happy hours

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

rainy days.

I'm thankful for the past days filled with rain. Mostly because it's an excuse to curl up in my bed, watch movies, and take naps in any free time I might have.
Last week I also made Funfetti milkshakes for a Valentine's Day treat.  (I found the recipe here
It really did taste like cake batter. D-to-the-licious.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


fresh out of my mailbox

For Valentine's Day, Charles and I exchanged cards and had dinner together over Skype.  

my attempt at making a card

sandwich-skype date night!!

And instead of writing something sappy, I'm just going to share a few photos that Charles has taken with his iPhone.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fish are friends, Not food.

Saturday consisted of a trip to Atlanta to spend the day at the Georgia Aquarium. Kevin and I even watched Finding Nemo to prepare for this adventure. We spent the majority of the day in the aquarium by going to all of the exhibits, taking a coffee break, and seeing the dolphin show. 
Sidenote: The show did not meet my expectations. It was more of a story with singers and a dramatic battle scene. I'm going to suggest that the staff put a warning on the tickets: For full enjoyment of the performance, you must be 5 years old or younger.
I really wish I had pictures of that part, but no photography was allowed during the show. 
Don't worry though, I have pictures of the rest of the aquarium. LOTS of pictures. 
Hellooo Atlanta

The tunnel...This was probably my favorite part

Kevin reaally likes penguins. and bringing out his inner child.
Beluga whales
Albino alligators
Electric eel
The piranhas even look mean
Cute sea otter

"I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy." 

Quote from my favorite frog

Thankful that I was able to enjoy the day with this guy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I know what you're thinking. 
"Alex, just because you're an English major does not mean that you have to write a whole post about the Oxford comma." 
Don't get me wrong. 
I am a huge fan of the Oxford comma.
But this happens to be about a different kind of Oxford that I love.

via 1,2,3,4

I know this is shocking. 
2 kind-of-fashiony things within a week's span. (See bottom of this post for the other)
Who am I?
But I do really love Oxfords. Especially the first pair. Oxford+Frye= Perfection.

And for those who were really disappointed that this post wasn't about the Oxford comma (You're welcome)...



Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Movement

Last weekend, I made the long and arduous journey to... Birmingham, Alabama.


The drive is only 2 hours.  And since Kelsey so kindly let me hitchhike with her (two-thumbs up to that*), I didn't even have to put my pedal to the metal.

Anywho, I got to "work" D-Now at home.  And I say "work" because it was REALLY fun.  The girls in my group (and my co-leader, Janie) were all ROCKSTARS, AND I still had time to catch up with my HS friends.

Feed My Starving Children, rocking the hair nets
The weekend included solid teaching, meaningful worship, good conversations, new friends, Feed My Starving Children, and the long-anticipated Hoedown Throwdown (aka Redneck Olympics).  My station was the Toilet Seat Chuck.  Good stuff.

hanging out in our hoedown garb

my favorite cowboy made the journey, too!

classic dnow (sleep-deprived) picture

* that was a pun.  just in case you missed it.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

life through my {iPhone} lens.

 Flowers for no reason at all. My favorite Girl Scout cookies. Dinner at Irish Bread Pub. Working on my paper. Exploring. 
Also, how cute is this shirt from J. Crew? I'm obsessed.