Christmas, Moving, Norman

Countdown to Christmas: 23

23. Coldplay’s “Christmas Lights”

I realize this might be a bold statement, but this song is quickly rising to the top of my favorite Christmas tunes. Yes, I realize it was only released on Wednesday. But it is pretty fabulous. It manages to capture the feelings of the season perfectly without being overly cheesy or overly dramatic. Plus, the video is pretty cool.

In other news, I started moving into my house today. And by moving, I mean I took a bench and my record player. But it is a start. Looks like I will be relocating to Norman within the next two weeks! I am a bundle of excitement/nervousness/relief/sadness/nostalgia/hope. It is in God’s hands.


Countdown to Christmas: 25

I have decided to list my 25 favorite Christmas songs as an easy way to count down the days until Christmas… this is my favorite time of year and I always start listening to Christmas music in October! Also I definitely stole this idea from Amy Kelly, who featured Christmas music on her blog last year. Thanks Amy!

Also, these are in no particular order.

25. “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. I love Paul, who was the best member of the Beatles in my opinion. It is the perfect mix of poppy music and cute sentiment. So enjoy!


Dear Santa

Some people in this world just don’t agree with any sign of Christmas prior to Thanksgiving, and if you are one of those, stop reading my post. No, don’t! I didn’t mean it! It will just be one quick Christmas post, okay?

I heard a rumor that Santa Claus is becoming techno-saavy and would appreciate my Christmas letter in a web-based format. I just can’t go against Santa, y’all. So without further ado, here is my Christmas 2010 Santa letter.

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Concerts, Justin Bieber

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

I wish, with all my might, that I could just sit down and pound out a few hundred words for my blog without much thought, but this is impossible, especially during busy weeks like the one I just encountered conquered.

It was insane. I had projects due, friends to catch up with, concerts to see, all-nighters to pull, and so forth and so on. All in all, it was a great week. Great in the sense that I feel like I accomplished something, even if it took my sweat and blood and tears to get me there.

Definitely the highlight of the week was attending the Justin Bieber concert in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Now, before you get your pitchforks and ropes, I was chaperoning two of my “sisters” who are JB fans. But now that I have seen the guy in concert, I would call myself a fan as well.

Abby, Erin and I before the concert

In fact, I may have lost my mind a little bit during the concert. It was no Michael Buble experience, but I do feel like I was on some sort of Bieber-induced high.

I actually think that Abby was a little bit more in control than I was. The concert actually left me speechless for a while. There was a point in which Justin was floating above the audience in a giant heart that I really felt like my life was complete. Thankfully I came to my senses and saw that I had a lot more life experiences to look forward to, but I have to admit that he had some sort of power over me.

He was also playing acoustic guitar at the time.

That must be his secret. That and the fact that he is a talented guy. And he is charming. And he has perfect hair and teeth. And he can dance. And…. well, obviously I could go on, but I will spare you my not-so-secret love.

Great concert with great girls!

Honestly, I couldn’t imaging a better experience. It is Abby and Erin’s birthday month, and I am so blessed to be able to celebrate it with them! I loved seeing how excited we all were. It reminded me a lot of my first concert experience, which was N*SYNC. I hope this can be a lifelong memory for them like it was for me! Love you girls!

After Bieber


Here’s to November

Happy November, y’all!

I am excited to see what this month will bring. Cooler weather, Christmas lights, Thanksgiving turkey (or lack thereof, since I hate most Thanksgiving food), and homecoming celebrations at Oklahoma Christian. I love it all. Fall is my favorite time of year and November is the cream of the crop.

So much can change in a month, and I am excited to see where God takes me. One thing I would like to focus on this month is a topic that God has whispered in my heart for several months now: discipline. Discipline is something that my generation does not seem to embrace. And looking at the state of American society in general– with overwhelming financial trouble, a climbing divorce rate, and the obesity epidemic–I think most people don’t know the meaning of discipline anymore.

I am definitely included in that estimation. I lack discipline in almost all areas of my life, except in my religious Facebook use. And discipline is a spiritual problem, too! I don’t make time for focused prayer or Bible study when I am at school, and my life suffers for it. I now realize that I am not going to just wake up one morning and “have it all together”. I need to start living in the now instead of waiting for tomorrow.

So this month, I have decided to focus more on what God has been trying to call my attention to all along. I need to actively seek Him first and be a good steward of the things He has given me.


My fall break plans

Here is what I need to do on fall break:

  1. Homework Homework Homework forever. SO many projects due after fall break.
  2. Find a job.
  3. Find a place to live.
  4. Find inner peace and self-actualization.

Here is what I want to do on fall break:

  1. Scrapbook.
  2. Crochet.
  3. Read 3 million books.
  4. Eat chocolate.

Here is what I will probably do on fall break:

  1. Sleep.
  2. Spend time on Facebook.