Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rendere grazie

11 months of grateful in photos

1) These crazy lovebirds (brother + his girlfriend). 2) Best Christmas presents ever (iPhone + TARDIS case)

3) My 3 punk cats. 4) My favorite people so spend time with on a Sunday morning (my brother was not happy that the Bulls were losing)

5) My beautiful Magnolia tree.  It bloomed two months early this year due to unseasonably warm weather!

6) Awesome Peeta shirt. 7) My cutie pie sister in the last picture ever taken of her with her braces on!

8) Hunger Games at midnight with my favorite people (sister + Aunt + brother + brother girlfriend)

9) BFF time on Easter!

10) It was also the day hair looked amazing


11) Avengers at midnight on my birthday. 12) A Dr. Seuss quote tweeted on my birthday.  Someone knew Dr. Seuss is my favorite.

13) My European adventure.  But you all know about that.  14) My generous parents and their generous birthday present to me

15) My beautiful new (second) cousin (once removed). Words cannot describe how precious she is, nor how joyful my family is to have her.  She's seven months old now!

16) My new brothers, Kolbe, Roger, Damien, and John - as well as my newly re-named brother, Ignatius :)

17) Hilarious texts with my soulmates

18) My beautiful best friends

19) My family... and our inability to make normal faces.

20) That time we saw Josh Hutcherson. Yeah. 21) Bringing my brother home again after not seeing him for an entire year.

22) A beautiful life

23) Sorrento

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012



I have been...

• Trying not to kill myself over school. Only 43 days until Christmas!
• Working a lot. I play with a sweet baby boy for a few hours four days a week, and it is usually the highlight of my day.

• Praying and reading my bible a lot more. I find I can deal with a) school b) people c) myself a lot better when I am consistent in prayer. Praise God!

• Ivanhoe. I like to always have a classic on hand. It makes me feel smart. Luckily they're usually always enjoyable too!

• My Most Excellent Year. This is a reread. ♥
 • Days of Blood and Starlight {Laini Taylor}. I enjoyed the first one, Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It's an interesting and clever story.

• A trip to Chile over spring break with my school. Hopefully it will all work out!
• My transfer to university after RVC. I have my eye on a Catholic university with a good speech pathology AND pre-med program, my two career interests.
• My eventual move to Italy. I love the United States so much... but I've had it up to here with it's citizens.

• I could make it out to New Zealand next year to see my bff. Soon!
• I could find a way to spend my summer in Europe again.  The odds of that happening on a nanny's salary who is paying her own tuition and has a trip to Chile already planned are slim to zilch.
• I was further along in school than I am.  I didn't know what I wanted to study when I started at RVC, so I kind of floated along, taking whatever classes I fancied and dropping what didn't work out.  Now it's likely that I've got at least another 3 semesters here before I transfer, not including this current one.  

Obsessed with...
• Shopping online.  Now that I have money regularly, I find myself constantly buying clothes online.  I'd wager that 85% of my fall wardrobe was bought online.

The entire contents of this outfit were bought online.  Even the TARDIS iPhone cover.

• Sleeping.  It's a thing.  Unfortunately I'm feeling too stressed to sleep well
• Everything holiday-related.  Particularly the music & the Starbucks drinks

• This Modcloth skirt, apparently

• and this movie.  See it.