Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just a few tunes that are on repeat at my place these days....









Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I Love Love






A love letter to June from Johnny (Cash that is)


(You may need tissues for this one....this makes me cry every time.)


"Being married is like having a colour television set....you never wanna go back to black and white."
Danny Perasa



I'll be watching this documentary on Netflix tonight (after Parenthood of course)

And lastly, these two love stories speak of different kinds of love. I, for one, am so glad there are so many types! Isn't it amazing that this all came about because He first loved us?


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year


I LOVE Christmas. Really, I do.

Over the last 3 years, the whispers of my heart keep bringing me back to the simple truth that He came to us. He loves us that much. The whispers turn to screams during Christmas time and I'm already sad that this season is almost over. I've already decided that I'm going to keep listening to Christmas music well into the New Year.

I could go on and on, but these articles are a good place to start.


Buying and wrapping gifts really are some of my love languages. This year I carefully chose which wrapping papers I wanted and went to town! I went with a traditional color scheme compared to last year. I'm thankful that I'm driving to see my family so I can arrive in Memphis and feel like Santa Claus walking in with wrapped gifts!



This year I only put up some of my favorite ornaments.
This one was purchased in NYC on this trip.


This is a Yak from Nepal.
This one and the Abominable Snowman below
are both from this store in Kathmandu.



I was invited to a fun ornament exchange this year and I wanted to take this one home with me, but it was frozen before I could steal it! So I just went and bought it for myself instead :)


This is another one from Nepal. It makes me laugh every time I look at. Let me explain: In the Nepali language the "I" has an "E" sound, so phonetically in Nepal, this says "Peace!"


This ornament predates me, but I loved it so much when I found it at
a thrift store in town that I took it home for a quarter.


This is a shout out to my brother!

This elephant, the Nepali couple below and the two after that are also from the Nepali store mentioned above as well. I can't get over the didi in her sari telling me "Namaste"
every year when I hang her up on the tree.






My roommate and I have very similar 'First Christmas' ornaments,
except her ornament is a different year.

And last but not least, is the ornament that I did go home with from the ornament exchange. My roommate actually opened it and my number was next, so I stole it from her and took it home! She was ok with it...she knew I would love it!

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Wherever you are in the world, may you have a Happy Christmas filled with Christ's love.




Wednesday, September 21, 2011


One of my daily reads is the Wall Street Journal's photos of the day website. A few days ago, these pictures were next to each other.

Take a look.... (click here for a larger version of each photo)


The top picture is of a flood displaced man waiting for basic necessities to be dropped from a hovering helicopter above.

The next picture?

A statuesque model being prepped for a runway show in Madrid.

I think that the difference in their body language is what affected me the most. Doesn't the man look so desperate?

It's moments like this that I just don't know how to reconcile these two photos. How can these two realities exist at the same time, in the same day? One person desperate for basic provisions while another person on the same planet is the epitome of things that will fade away.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011


This is what happens when 5 grown adults will clap till their hands hurt to get Meila to dance. But it was worth it!






Story's enthusiasm starts to wain toward the end, but it's sweet nonetheless.