Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 20...ish

No, I have not already thrown in the towel blogging...although it seems tempting at times. 

My computer has officially been over taken by an evil virus and thus cannot see daylight before it loses all motivation to properly operate and then freezes in utter confusion (every time!).

"Why don't you use someone else's computer to blog?" you may say.  Well, I find it very impersonal to use another's computer, especially for blogging.  The keys feel different and I constantly worry about smudging the screen.  Would you ever use someone else's journal because you cannot locate your journal?  I wouldn't think so:)

In the meantime my journal has been refreshed with many days of thankfulness. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 15

Thankful for..


Thanksgiving '09
Dylan gave me flowers for the first time
Yellow daisies
Christmas '10
Dylan gave me flowers
Dried yellow daises

Oh, how I love this man

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 14

Thankful for...


The LORD is my light and my salvation—
   whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
   of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 13

Thankful for...

The Christmas Season

While I very much dislike the consumerism of Christmas, I basically love everything else!
Driving around EVERY night and looking at twinkle lights
Decorating with lots of tinsel
Inhaling the taste of freshly baked sugar cookies
Watching 2/3 year olds hurt themselves during the church's Christmas program
And, remembering the real reason why we celebrate Christmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 12


For Family

Dylan's family threw me a surprise shower last night...all the gifts were lingerie
I think Dylan will enjoy these gifts a lil more than me;)
I'm entering into such an awesome family

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 11

Thankful for...

My Future Husband

High Rock (Winter '10)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 10

Thankful for...

Warm Showers!

I love the concept of mornings:

I love it when the sun rises
I love it when I smell coffee
I love it how my pillow softly cradles my head as I first wake up
I love the first big stretch right before I get out of bed
I love warm showers

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 9


For Family

We're in PA with Dylan's family for Christmas
They're all such a blessing, especially the little ones

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 8


     For Close Friendships

Kaitlin is being called halfway across the world to do God's beautiful work.
It was a bittersweet goodbye.
I have been so very blessed to know her.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 7


For Snow

There, I said it!
We're traveling to PA today to be with Dylan's family for Christmas.  I can't wait to see what the mountains look like with snow!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 6


For The Sun

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowlege.
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 5


       For Community

With my finals over and being stuck at Cedarville for the next few days without any school responsibility, I have been devoured by deep conversations with so many people who I love.

They hold me accountable. 
They do not let me stumble and wallow in despair. 
They encourage me to seek answeres to my questions.
I am forever thankful for these relationships.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 4


    For New Beginnings

A dear friend's reminder of beginning new seasons in life

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 3


For Completeness

Not only for completing the first half of my senior year today...

Not only for completing my senior research project...

I have been made whole in Christ

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 2


For Warmth

...on this snowy day when others do not have such luxeries

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 1


               For Clarity

Oh yes, procrastination and idleness has once again captured my mind...