Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Break Phone Photo Blast.

Party in the back of my car!
This was after a birthday party Trina went to. Vi inherited the balloons.

Sunset. Clouds. Rain.

Cedar Grove Community Church.
Love the people in this place.

Vi & Trina.
Lots of lovely time spent with these two girls.

California staple food.

Post-nap cuddles.
The best kind of cuddling.

Horrid pink and leopard print dress.
My mom wouldn't let me try it on, but I secretly wanted to.

These are Danny's socks and Kendra's jeans. They're necessary items of clothing to paint a table black in.

I finally found them after craving them for 3 months and couldn't eat them because they're mostly dairy.

Birthday party!
Celebrating my birthday with my family and the girls. Better late than never!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Think Happy Thoughts - Part 6

26. I get to play guitar and sing on Sunday.

27. I have these two little girls (and their parents) to love!

28. Control by JJ Heller. It's a great song.

29. Flowers have not become extinct in this long winter.

30. And my mom got me mini donuts. :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

When I Grow Up - Formal Open House

Smith 5 's lounge decorated for our Formal Open House!

All the guys in the time machine being transported back to kindergarten!

Coloring station in Miss Heather's room.

Snack time! Hotdogs, mac n'cheese, crackers, and kool aid.

Smulby 516 at our finest!

Heather handing out the paper plate awards!

It should read "men on the floor".

Photo booth fun!

The lovely chalkboard after open house.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

Enjoy the history of the famous saying "Keep Calm and Carry On"!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Perfection: my simple request

I’m a little bit of a perfectionist. I want perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. And I want it now.

I got sick last Sunday afternoon and my projected schedule for the week was seriously scrambled. When I get sick, I go all out. I rarely get a 24-hour flu or a mild cold that goes away in a few days. I get pneumonia or malaria or a serious infection or mono. On Monday morning, I had a fever of 101.1 and my lower right side was hurting horribly. I went to Moody’s Health Services and was able to see a doctor right away. After being diagnosed with appendicitis for the second time in my life, I got a little impatient. Long story short, it’s not my appendix (for the second time). There’s scarring inside of a portion of my large intestine and sometimes it gets aggravated - this time it just happened to be significantly more painful than it had been in the past. The inflammation in the scarred area made digesting anything other than liquids a hellish experience.

Because of all that, I didn’t get my perfect week. I got one full of gatorade, rice milk smoothies, pain killer, and sleeping. I didn’t go to all my classes. I didn’t get all my homework done. I didn’t do everything (newspaper, yearbook, website, 2 midterms) to the standard I wanted to. Far from perfect.

I want perfect. And I can’t have it. Thankfully. A perfect world wouldn’t need a Savior. Weeks like this past one remind me that I'm an imperfect girl who serves a perfect God.

He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Sidebar: For the record, my room is an absolute disaster and I’ve almost chopped my hair off a few times this week. (I even pinned a few short hairstyles on pinterest - so you know it’s serious.) I’m a little bit of a mess. Spring break needs to get here soon.