"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

A California Christmas, Part 1 -- Hot Sauce

One of the many hilarious events of our California Christmas adventure...Adam decided to try a hot sauce called something like "the Ultimate" on his oyster. The pictures pretty much tell the story. (He had no idea I was taking pictures, so he is not acting just for show.)

The Before Picture

Whoa, that's spicy!

Now he is literally sweating!

" Oh my gosh!"

"Let me try some water"

"Maybe eating the butter packet will help"

"What did I just eat?!"

And then he bought some to take home.

Friday, December 22, 2006

My Favorite "Christmas" Things

These are a few of my favorite things about Christmas, this season or always.

Gingerbread Lattes
ABC Family Christmas Movies
Christmas Lights
White Christmas
Christmas Vacation
My last college winter break
Singing Christmas songs at church
103.7 the Christmas Station
Finding, giving, & receiving the perfect present
My Christmas mix on my iPod
Polar Express (the book)
A California Christmas
The Reason
The giddiness of children

"I do hope your Christmas has a little touch of Eternity in among the rush and pitter patter and all. It always seems such a mixing of this world and the next--but that after all is the idea!" -Evelyn Underhill

Sunday, December 17, 2006

3rd Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

I know I pretty much only post pictures now...I've been trying to think of something creative to write but that hasn't been very successful. So here are some pictures from our party.

My roommates (Me, Jennifer, Lauren, & Carrie) in the traditional awkward Family Christmas photo.
Another one of the roommates so that you can better see our fabulous outfits.
Party Picture -- Kirk on the counter is using the Indoor Smore Maker...genius!

My Small Group in their tackiest.

Ryan and Blaine...not exactly sure what is going on.

Last year's roommates -- Me, Jennifer, & Alison (minus Lauren)

Carrie and I showing off some of our finest decorations.