Monday, July 18, 2011

A second try

Soooo... I decided to start over with a new blog (again. cough.). If you're looking for me, I'll be at


Thursday, February 10, 2011


8 months ago today, Nathan came up to me outside of the Public Library as I was walking home from work, and asked me if he could call my dad.

1 month ago today, he got down on one knee in the middle of my family's dining room and asked me to marry him.

3 months and 10 days from now, we'll be up front in a church, I in a white dress, saying "I do."


God is so very good.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


My thesis in wordle form :)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This fall has been beautiful. It was quite slow in coming, and it was very short lived, but it was unusually gorgeous when it was here. Coffee in the mornings, crunching in the leaves, all the bright colors painting the world, reading Paradise Lost and kneading rolls in a bowl while sitting on the floor with flour all over me. I do love Moscow falls...

Fun times with girls in the leaves :)

Food for Aesthetic Gastronomy (Brie with a Ginger-Citrus Glaze) :)
Trying, unsuccessfully, to be as tall as Nathan...

But the fall is definitely over. The cold snap this weekend was crisp and beautiful. But it refuses to snow, and threatens rain. But when I went outside this morning, all the leaves were framed in frost. It was gorgeous. And what was even better? There were little frost stars dotting the whole yard. I wish I had snapped a picture. Maybe next time...


Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday. The last day of finals week. A quarter of the way through my last year here, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. There is part of me that can't wait to be done this stage of my life, that never wants to look at a book again. But being a senior has made me realize how much the world out here -- the culture, the preaching, the schoolwork, my teachers, the love that I am constantly shown by everyone around me -- has blessed me over the years. And I am so thankful for that. The part of me that recognizes this dreads leaving this place. To think that there are some students I will never speak to again, and even others I will speak to, but never see, makes me hurt a little. I will never again be working together with the people that I have spent the last four years of my life with, never again laboring over the same paper, never listening to a lecture together in the same room, never lifting up our hands together in church praising God for His goodness. Everyone will go their own separate ways -- to jobs, weddings, families -- and life will become so much bigger than a classroom and assignments. But into that gap will come even more blessing, even more love. Because God is always good. But I will miss it. So very much.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I love the warm days we've been having recently. Especially when the weatherman says it will be nasty and rainy. So this is a refection of that happiness.