18 February 2010

He is doing great things.

You won't relent

Until You have it all

My heart is Yours

I'll set You as a seal upon my heart

As a seal upon my arm

For there is love that is as strong as death

Jealousy demanding as the grave

And many waters cannot quench this love

Come be the fire inside of me

Come be the flame upon my heart

Come be the fire inside of me

Until You and I are one

17 February 2010

come on and let's be honest....

i have not really missed a whole lot in cyberworld. i have actually accomplished a lot in the "real world"....and i feel slightly guilty for even going on now. as some of you know, i decided to challenge myself to see how long i could go without the computer/internet.....well i would say that i had an almost successful three days. i was somewhat obliged to go on today due to work and getting things around for church tonight {music}....but all in all....it was worth it. i am going to try to only allow myself a certain amount of computer time a day. this past sunday really got to me when i wasted an entire afternoon doing absolutely NOTHING productive. some of you may laugh {only because you can relate} and some of you could care less......but i don't function that way...really, i don't. i definitely love the computer. i love sitting down with my laptop top.....blogging.....reading....discovering.....facebook-stalking {haha...come on, we all do it} but in doing so, i waste so much time and energy when i could be putting it forth in other avenues of my life. i definitely need the computer. i need the internet. i would be "lost" without it....especially google. haha....but i knew something needed to and needs to change. when i woke up monday morning, i dreaded the day...just knowing i promised to stay off the computer. my immediate thoughts were "open your eyes. coffee. computer." it was kind of sickening. i realized in these last three days, my gravitational pull was to my laptop...and not out of necessity or need....but merely routine. in these last three days i have occupied my time in other ways. i have started and almost finished the book David Worshipped with a Fervent Faith  and i started another book Brain-Based Learning and Teaching. both are VERY good and i plan on sharing them both with you in the future. during my time off, i was also able to hang out with heather and go to somerset mall....i bought some fun Where the Wild Things Are things at urban outfitters....an awesome shadow puppet and calendar....i also bought some wicked cute glitter nail polish....then at anthropologie i bought some of my "future" bowls. i love them. i am addicted and need more. helllllllllllllo registry! hahha. i also gathered a lot more songs for praise and worship......and i worked on my art journal....plus i did some knitting {kind of fell off that wagon for a few weeks}.....hmmmm....let's see....besides that, i got to hang out with angelle two days in a row.....yesterday at work b/c the elementary and ms/hs buildings finally had a PD day together...and then she came to church tonight, so we hung out right after work. as usual (when she comes over) we had mexican for dinner. dad was so funny....he kept saying "this must be angelle food b/c we always have it when angelle is here"....haha...whatever that means. gotta love him. anyway......yeah.....so that is kind of how thing rolled. i am highly considering limiting myself on the computer. i have enjoyed these past few days.....but no worries! i wont stay gone for too long in between :)

until next time,

14 February 2010


...so...today i did a lot of thinking. as most of you know, i am addicted to the computer. i am not just talking about the internet, i am talking about the computer in general. whether its blogging or photoshop, facebook or hulu....i am addicted. starting tomorrow, i am going to take a brief vacation from my computer. i am turning it off and putting it away. i want to see how much i can accomplish by just unplugging. i am not promising myself a certain amount of days or anything like that (just the initial thought of it makes me cringe)....it is more or less going to be an experimental run. i am not doing this because i believe that electronics are bad and overtaking the world, or anything crazy like that....i am doing it because i firmly believe that i have let it consume way too much of my time. i feel the same way about the television. unfortunately, in my household....tv is like a staple of background noise. ha...we may not even really be watching it, but it is always on. so anyway, this is my challenge. i am going to try to document all of the things i do sans-computer. i am very curious on how well this will be accomplished.

speaking of accomplished....i was fooling around on photoshop today b/c i wanted to test printing on my invitations. DISCLAIMER. THESE ARE FAKE. DEAR FAMILY WHO LIKES TO READ THIS AND JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS, WE HAVE NOT-AND I REPEAT-WE HAVE NOT SET A DATE YET! THESE ARE ALSO NOT OFFICIAL. IT WAS ALL DONE IN FUN. hahah......sorry, i am not yelling, i am just trying to make it very, VERY clear to the family...if you get my drift. i used october 29th because that is our birthday.....just sayin. haha. those of you who read my blog know that i received quite a blessing concerning my invitations. the only concern i have is getting them printed/printing them. i am experiementing as we speak....but yes....these are fonts&font combos that i really like. i am searching for some vintage graphics: top hats, bow ties, bride&groom wedding toppers, cakes....so if you find any {especially bow ties: "tie the knot"...haha} puhhhhlease let me know!
in other news, i am VERY excited for tomorrow. it is my last day of mid-winter break, so my friend heather and i are visiting somerset mall {swoon!}....we are going so we can find some cute outfits, etc. {urban outfitters&anthro....gosh, i love that mall} for the corey&danielle engagement shoot {which i am also VERY excited for}i don't get to go to somerset often because it is quite a drive....but it is the closest uo&anthro store...so it is definitely worth the trip!....after our shopping adventure, we are having a delish family dinner!....chicken marlsa. big deal in my house. hahha. gotta love it.

well......it is starting to get late. i am really tired, but have no desire to sleep. figures. like i said folks, once the computer goes off tonight....its off for awhile...the phone will be a dandy way to contact me :)
i wish you all a happy week and until next time,