Saturday, March 30, 2013

spring break

 We ate way too much food (and ice cream);

 braved stormy weather in Nassau;
 soaked  up lots of sun after the weather cleared  up;
 learned about life in the Bahamas;

 acted like six-year-olds;
 explored Freeport (disclaimer: although we look like it, we surprisingly were not lost at this point);
 ate delicious food in local restaurants;
pretended to be on the Titanic;
and watched the sun sink into the ocean.

It was the perfect senior spring break.

Friday, March 8, 2013

SB Kickoff

Welcome to Grammy's 

Woo hoo, Spring Break is officially here!  This morning I headed to my grandparents' house for a quick visit.  Grammy quickly put me on a pre-cruise diet: a plan that involves stretching the stomach in anticipation of the copious amounts of food on a cruise.  After fried fish, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, turnip greens, sweet potatoes, slaw, hush puppies, and oatmeal cookies, my stomach was really feeling the work out.

the pretty place setting

Grammy also took me on a tour of her garden.

the water's still a little low

The tour was complete with classic Grammy stories: "Now here are stump holes.  One afternoon Joseph and I decided to burn them stumps, and by the morning they burned all the way to China."

Most of the furniture in my grandparent's house has been there for as long as I can remember.  When I asked Grammy why she got a new chair, she replied: "[She] was humongous, and as soon as she came in the door she went straight to that chair.  I was so scared that she was gonna break it.  It'd be embarrassing for her, and my great-granddaddy's chair would be ruined.  You really shouldn't keep around chairs that fat people can't sit in."

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Links I love

Disclaimer: This picture has absolutely nothing to do with the post. I just like it.
We may often think of bloggers as people who waste too much time and share too much information about their lives. And sometimes, it's true. But then there are the women who are inspirations. Not only are they excellent writers, but they are so focused on Christ that it overflows out of their words. Here are some of my favorite posts so you can see what I'm talking about for yourself:

1. "How to Really Live the Best Bucket List" by Ann Voskamp 

2. An Adoption Journey by Ashley Campbell
         Also read this post about her wedding. So precious.

3. Kisses from Katie

4. "In His Time" by Arielle Elise

Happy reading! {Although you may need a box of tissues for some of these}

Monday, March 4, 2013

From Valentine's to Spring?

I feel like a lot changes from mid-February (the last time I blogged) to mid-March (now)*.  February is basically winter, and March is basically spring.  Here's what changed about... me.

(1) I made a Valentine's day card.  This piece of card stock is the entire extent to which this holiday was celebrated.  I made the "card" to go along with my "cards" from 2011 and 2012.  Shout out to Alex for giving me the design idea and to Charles for first meeting me in 10th grade Chemistry.

Disclaimer: the numbers below the symbol are the molecular weights, but above are nonsense.

(2)  I witnessed further-deteriorated Toomer's oaks.  Dear Auburn, please show some mercy and cut them down already!

(3)  I went camping.  Alex already posted pictures from a highly romanticized version of our trip.  We actually had to work really hard.

Just kidding.  The guys did mix concrete for 20 minutes, but I didn't do anything.  Ha.  Camping was a great way to just get out of Auburn and have some fun.

(4)  I spent too much time on social media.  Well, let's face it, I always spend too much time on social media, but I'm feeling very honest at the moment and decided to come clean.  At least my time spent does yield funny pictures.

(5)  I went to class.  No surprise here.  The daffodils outside of Shelby Center aren't quite in full-bloom, but I couldn't help but snap a quick picture of one of my favorite spots on campus.

(6)  I saw Eli Young Band in concert.  The show was great, but my ears are still ringing.  Would it be weird if I started taking earplugs to concerts?  It was that loud (or am I that old?).

* I realize that it is not yet mid-March.  However, this week is the week before Spring Break, which means (in my head) that it is already Spring Break.  So basically it's mid-March.