Jars of wonderful.

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God & not to us.” {2 Corinthians 4:7}

Archive for the category “Sweet Friends”

Wonderful Wednesday.

I GET TO GO HOME TODAY!!!!!

After my last class today that dismisses at 2:45, Bradley and I are headed home for Easter!  I miss my family so much.  It feels like we’re going on a vacation every time we pack up the car and head down I-40 East.

More on the wonderful-ness of this week, posted on Wednesday!

Wonderful Song:
Ben Rector, “Loving You is Easy”
Such a cute song, and then someone from the audience gave him the subject of “cats” on which to improv for the third verse.  Just watch.
Wonderful Scripture: 
Revelation 21:1-8

Wonderful Friend: 
I have a new roommate, Rebekah! We are both very thankful she is now living with me : ) I found this sweet note on my desk on Tuesday, the afternoon of the day she moved in:

Wonderful Picture:
I found honeysuckles on campus last Thursday and enjoyed a snack:

Wonderful Pin:

but for real…I would not stop talking.

Wonderful Food:
Monday afternoon I walked to Cup-a-Jo to work and enjoyed black coffee, hummus on a wheat bagel (why hasn’t this been a part of my life until now?), and silly conversation with the stranger that sat at the table with me.

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Fun Friday!

Yesterday was so fun!! It was MUCH prettier outside than it is right now…

Morgan, Haley, 3mma (not a misspelling), Christian (Bradley’s roommate), and I all went to a farm that’s down the street from M & H’s house!  The farm is owned by NC State and it’s open to the public once a year.

Driving up to the farm, we immediately saw cows!
Walking up to the farm…we are the only people here who are neither under the age of ten nor parents.
The girls.
We (the girls) LOVED this bright red barn door. Perfect for pictures…Thanks Christian.
First thing I saw when we entered: a turkey.
Then we headed straight for the baby chicks!
3mma holding it! There’s a (sort of) picture of Christian!
It was so tiny!
Probably my favorite picture of the day…just look at that poor chick with its feet in the air. I was dying.
There was a gorgeous, friendly horse.
And cute little girls trying to reach him.

Beef Cattle.
No, I’m serious.  Good thing I don’t eat red meat.
There were some cows off in the distance…
And this Chick-fil-a cow was staring them down hard.
Then he turned around and said hey to the kids.

The pigs were so awkward.
And they’re names weren’t a joke.
Actually, this might be my favorite picture–because of the ridiculous child leash, of course.
There was a one-month-old goat. Cutest thing ever.
Bradley’s favorite animal is a goat, and the baby goat tried to kiss me on the cheek…watch out.
Sweet Morg & me.
NC State produces their own Howling Cow ice cream. They were handing it out for FREE.
Silliness in the back seat.
Sad to leave 😦 …and we can thank the disgusting pollen everywhere for the dirty windshield and funny-looking picture.
After the farm, I went to lunch with a friend–a three-hour lunch. Those are the best.
This is what I found on my desk:
I have the sweetest friends.
The twins and I went to Whole Foods for dinner, yay!
I always get way too much food. This is what I took home:
Did you do something fun yesterday?

Dorm Life

Living in a dorm, as we all know, has its drawbacks, but it really can be a wonderful place to temporarily reside.  Case in point: NC State University.

Sitting on trash cans with the twins…

this re-enactment is WAY cuter than the original.

Discovering sweet, surprising notes from precious suitemates : )

After M borrowed my hair dryer

Discovering sweet, surprising notes from precious Bradley : )

And oatmeal, no less…he’s good.

Eating Oatmeal.

Heaven on earth.

Eating Junior Mints from my Educational Psychology professor for perfect attendance.

Oh happy day.

…I promise I do more than eat.

Being reminded…

I made this for Bradley for Christmas!

Returning to school after Christmas break to find Lean Pockets literally frozen over…

Oh, Laura.

Playing Mario Cart in Bradley and Christian’s room.

Reading good books.

Figuring out how to use cheap vacuums (speaking of cheap vacuums…)

Studying/struggling to apply Jesus’ Word.

Finishing journals.

Discovering just how disgusting the water is…

Lord knows what those black things are…PTL for my Brita.

Losing toenails…

Still looking for that thing, Laura.

Making/receiving Valentines!

all 36!

When did conversation hearts become so hip, self-centered, and aggressive?

Early morning runs.

emphasis on the "run"--not on the "early".

Intense studying.

except when the font on our self-made study guides is too small to read...

Not pictured:  So. Much. Laughter. It’s great. Small group meetings (by far my favorite thing about my dorm room), March Madness, movie nights, letting my artistic suitemates do whatever they want with my hair (& loving it), actually studying, dancing (& lots of it), delirium, sleepovers, light-hearted conversations, deep discussions, agreements and disagreements, encouragement, tears, hurt, forgiveness and grace.

Grateful for the place God has me. He is in all and through all—I pray I continually let Him into all corners.

I am excited about NOT living in a dorm next year, however, to live with these three wonderfully fun, humbly gifted, absolutely beautiful girls who love Jesus:

taken yesterday : )

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