"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 :)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 63

1. Running with D -- it helps to have someone run the same pace as you and it makes me push myself
2. My newfound appreciation for naps
3. Sticking to my 10:00 bedtime for the first time in weeks
4. Small group fun and chit-chat at Central Market
5. That I went to a small enough college where my professors still know me when I see them out and about 3 years later and that I still keep in touch with several of them

Monday, March 30, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 62

1. Dinner date with D
2. Diet Coke...I really think I should just have an IV of it
3. Carrie's dad doing all our Europe research for us
4. Signing another year's lease at The Depot with Carrie
5. Carrie being nice enough to basically pack my lunch for me

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 61

1. Breakfast at Ol'South with D -- I just love the character of the waitresses there
2. Pretty outside sitting and playing weather
3. The Worship Gathering
4. Chips at Dos Gringos
5. Awards ceremony at our softball practice

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 60

1. Breakfast at ONG with friends...great food and conversation
2. Grocery shopping with Mom
3. Watching that awesome close basketball game with D
4. Fun with friends at the firepit at Fred's (how's that for alliteration)
5. Guyfriends acting more like protective big brothers

Friday, March 27, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 59

1. Friday!!
2. Our softball team's first game (pictures to come soon)
3. ...and a come from behind win in the last few minutes.
4. Dancing in the dugout with Carrie to Stayin' Alive
5. Catching up with old friends

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 58

1. Baked cheetos
2. Sonic Vanilla Diet Cokes -- seriously, these get me through my day
3. Yummy Thai food at Thai Tina's with Clay
4. getting a free delicious dessert at Thai Tina's
5. Watching some basketball with the boy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 57

1. Trying new recipes
2. Naps on the couch on a rainy day
3. Getting lunch brought to me (thanks Dad)
4. Getting to wear my new raincoat
5. My cousin Jilly -- (We keep playing phone tag and I miss her...she's the best.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 56

1. Small group chatting and fellowship time
2. A nice walk on the trail in the pretty weather with Carrie
3. Holding hands
4. My new bathroom decor
5. Time for dresses!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 55

1. 11 weeks until Summer
2. The Core Four
3. Realizing that I missed some of my sweet kiddos over Spring Break
4. Fresh flowers
5. Walking downtown with Carrie on a pretty day to Starbucks

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 54

1. Breakfast with D
2. Getting to spend the day with D since he didn't have to work
3. "I Love You, Man" movie...so funny!
4. Worship
5. Supportive and encouraging friends

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 53

1. Girls breakfast at Yogi's
2. March Madness fun
3. Crawfish Boil! for Allie's birthday
4. Meeting new people
5. Date night with D

Friday, March 20, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 52

1. D being back in town...
2. And getting to spend the afternoon together
3. Lunch with Dad
4. Flying Fish Fridays
5. Putt-Putt with wonderful friends on a beautiful night

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 51

1. Buying our plane tickets to Europe for this summer!!
2. Girl Day in Dallas with Carrie...once again you will notice a food theme
3. Yummy Donuts
4. Orange Cup
5. Sprinkles Cupcakes
6. the movie Role Models...awful but hilarious!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 50

1. 50 Days of everyday grace!
2. Being able to walk downtown on a beautiful day
3. Drinking iced coffee with the roommate downtown
4. Dinner with Honey
5. Inheriting my occasional sassiness from Honey

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 49

1. Paris Coffee Shop breakfast -- I'm getting spoiled by having it so often
2. Shadow boxing class -- seriously, my favorite workout
3. Perfect night for TCU baseball
4. Mama's Pizza
5. Sprinkles St. Patty's Day cupcakes -- I'm noticing a food trend on my lists

Monday, March 16, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 48

Carrie and I decided that since its Spring Break diets don't count so we did it up right yesterday...

1. Lili's Bistro on Magnolia with the girls
2. Beautiful sit outside weather
3. PF Chang's with the roommate
4. Simply Fondue for dessert
5. Getting to go to our morning exercise class since we don't have school (I'm sure we worked off all that food...yeah, right.)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 47

1. The power of grace
2. Batting cage fun
3. Hula hooping on the Wii Fit
4. Discovering the hilariousness that is Arrested Development (yes, a few years too late)
5. Staying up late because of NO SCHOOL the next day

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 46

1. Beating my time in my 2nd 5K
2. Breakfast at ONG with friends
3. Sprinkle cookies from Esperanza's
4. Weddings
5. Mom basically just letting me talk for over an hour and listening

Friday, March 13, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 45

1. It's SPRING BREAK!!!!!
2. Dressing up as 9 month pregnant bachelorettes for Ryan's White Trash Birthday (will try to post pics soon)
3. Wii Fit fun
4. Tea Lattes at Starbucks
5. Hang out time with friends watching Arrested Development, sitting by the fire, eating Chinese delivery

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 44

1. Having a really good, clear-your-head, run
2. Chips and salsa (did you know its the offical snack of Texas?)
3. Conflict resolution
4. One of my girls telling me she took her "tombs" this morning meaning "tums"
5. "Down the Road" by Kenny Chesney

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 43

1. Fun texts during the day that make me smile
2. "You're Still the One" by Orleans
3. Friends (and family) who will let me overanalyze and then talk me down from it
4. Getting more than 8 hours of sleep (actually getting more than 6 hours of sleep)
5. I can't say enough how much I appreciate having a supportive team and partner teacher at school

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 42

1. Planning time for half the day at school
2. Nice enough weather to sit outside at Central Market
3. Fun chats at small group
4. Going to bed early (9:30)...I don't think I've gone to bed that early since I was actually in elementary school
5. Magazine research at Barnes & Noble with Alison

Monday, March 09, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 40 & 41

Ok I'm trying for 10 since SOME people complain when I combine two days and only do 5

1. Breakfast with Clay (Breakfast out 2 days in a row!)
2. More Starbucks time
3. Friends that you can vent to
4. Good talks with girlfriends
5. Good talks with guyfriends
6. Veggies at Black Eyed Pea
7. Random Monday movie night
8. That God has placed many people in my life that are best to talk about specific things going on in my life with only that person (not sure that made any sense but it does to me)
9. The peace that only God can provide
10. Our small group mentor, Laurie

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 39

1. Lazy Saturdays
2. Breakfast at Paris Coffee Shop with D
3. Super Target
4. Sushi! with friends
5. That Carrie and I know exactly what we are going to split at most restaurants we go to

Friday, March 06, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 38

1. Mom's Birthday -- Happy Birthday to my best friend!!
2. Celebrating at Simply Fondue
3. The movie Cinderella, its just such a classic and makes me happy
4. Having so few students today that I truly got to enjoy them and had time to just chat with them
5. Awesome friends and family who will listen after a rough time at work or just to gush about fun news with each other

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 37

1. Carrie having dinner ready and waiting for me after a long day of training after school
2. Health
3. Really enjoying doing this Cinderella reading unit with my class
4. And more importantly, seeing them enjoy it
5. Good phone conversations

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 36

1. Monthly dinners with Molly, Elizabeth, and Ally
2. I've only had to break up a few fights this year from my boys...as opposed to the almost daily occurrence last year
3. Easter Coconut nests
4. Halfway through the week
5. Going to see D's new house

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Days 34 & 35

I'm combining days again...

1. Bachelor Mondays
2. That my life is at least a little less dramatic than The Bachelor.
3. Small Group time (I know some of these are repeats but I'm guessing there's no rule on being thankful for something more than once)
4. Blythe letting me use her old phone since I totally busted mine on the treadmill
5. Wedding cake

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 33

1. Getting to see old Altamesa friends who I really only get to keep up with on blogs
2. Good night texts
3. Random bowling excursion
4. Sundays at Starbucks
5. Kids macaroni and cheese meal at McKinley's