Thursday, June 25, 2009


a really productive day and cooling down to breakfast at tiffany's and pier one cinnamon candles.

only audrey can pull off one-inch bangs.

looking for a place to live in fort collins, a real challenge.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

egyptian nuclei.

"The attraction is the force that overcomes the repulsion of the positively charged nuclei of the two atoms."
-the line i just read in my chemistry book on covalent bonding.

also, i've been exposed to egyptian cotton sheets and now i can never go back. i'm totally ruined.

Friday, June 19, 2009

sun sun sun.

it's finally nice out! this house smells like death. literally. there are dead mice in the walls. or maybe just one mouse and one wall. today is all about productivity and being totally distracted by playing in the sun! these unshaven legs are off for a hike.

photo: the remnants of a lunch and some found toys on the almalfi coast, southern italy.

Friday, June 5, 2009

chicken soup.

10 things i've learned from my dating relationship of nearly 2 YEARS now:

1. be intentional. in word, in action.

2. there should be an annual rocky movie marathon for healthy relationship maintenance.

3. patience.

4. i don't need to defend myself ALL the time. i have nothing to prove.

5. what it is to truly going after jobs, things that you want, desires of your heart. sleep on a doorstep or two if need be.

6. there is nothing a good bedtime story won't fix. AND i will never outgrow them.

7. the necessity of backing my opinions, beliefs and going confidently and humbly with them.

8. we make an intentional choice to be in relationships and we are completely free to leave them. it's a blessing not a burden.

9. have the "i'm here to see you!" attitude instead of the "i'm here, look at me!" attitude. serving brings so much more joy than pulling attention. God designed beautiful roles for the each gender; for the family. As the man leads in love, the female gets to submit in love and obedience and then they walk side by side, hand in hand.

10. dating is the hardest and most wonderful thing i have ever done. i don't totally understand it, i don't totally understand him. but i think that's the beauty of it, i get to observe and learn and grow and be challenged with my best friend. we are completely able to define and mold our relationship into something entirely unique. i don't want the relationship of my parents, it's theirs, works for them, i don't want the realtionship of his parents, i want exactly what God has for me and as for now, i am so blessed to share this part of my life with a wonderful boy.

dear readers: eventually i'll do a little more europe blogging. i think i'm avaoiding it, because i'm not ready for it to be over. to be here. learning to be right where i'm at, right where God has me.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

global warming.

drove through a snowstorm on june 2 2009.

i've been there and back again. too much reality. big giant double-decker plane to reality.







and completely ready to be done long distancing.