before and after on a saturday!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

at canton a few months ago, i purchased a little shutter for the lovely cost of $2.
therefore, life = complete.

so in honor of getting a new camera, i thought i should show the few readers of my little bloggy what i did with it, via picture. :)

here's your before pic. notice that i am wearing a tank top, and this was taken at the end of december. excellent! also notice the rando black streaks that were on it. not attractive.

with the help of this lady:

as you can see, we painted the bad boy.

and here is the after, hanging in my house at school, over my desk!

isn't it lovely?

and that's my desk. don't mind the fact that i don't really know how to work the new cam yet, and that the picture is kind of yellow.


lately, my heart is full.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"my heart is full."
it's one of my favorite things to say.

i think it describes a combination of absolutley wanting to burst with joy in the Lord, but also feeling overwhelmed by His work and His blessings, all at the same time.

The Lord has just been loving me extra lately. :)
okay. that's not theologically correct. at. all.
BUUUUUUTTTTT, lately I have just been feeling Him grow me in so many ways, and I have been so stinking blessed to see His work all around me in so many lives.

I wish i could share all these situations that I am getting to see Him work in. Hopefully i will be able to tell everyone i know, soon.

but what you CAN focus on, is that He has been consuming my soul with prayer lately. through just a lot of hardcore journaling, being really intentional about using my time in the car, and serving on breakaway prayer team; i am truly feeling Jesus hanging out in my life.

things are by no means perfect. but i serve a perfect God.

a perfect God who i will be worshipping tomorrow night at an ACOUSTIC PHIL WICKHAM CONCERT!

if you clicked on that, you will have discovered that this worship will be at a men's conference. "what, victoria?! you are not a man?!? what is this??!?!"

girls are allowed to come to the concert at the end. :)
and i am thankful for that.

pass the fortune cookie, please.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

sometimes i like frecklies.

also, really quickly.

i like:
serving on breakaway prayer team now! yay!
not having chem lab during the first week of school. aka ZERO classes tomorrow.
happy little text texts with ":) :) :)" attatched.
being back in college station!
getting everything for the semester written down in my planner
moving $$ into my Romania account and praying my little heart out this week for that trip!
phone dates with lucy, my go-to-girl for everything. (new camera? guilty. cheap textbooks? guilty. shauna niequest books? guilty.)
jason's deli.
crazy love by francis chan


Saturday, January 15, 2011


Sunday, January 9, 2011

oh, "wintery mix". how you keep my mother from allowing me to drive, and therefore substitute church with the creation of this blog. sigh. :(

So this morning, as i listen to the rain that will soon become icy roads fall against my windowpanes, i'm going to explore new years resolutions. i've never really done them before. they seem kind of silly. i think back to myself a year ago and i like to believe i've come leaps and bounds, without the help of setting a random little goal that i'll never accomplish! BUT, i mean, it's worth a shot, right?

but instead of coming up with one crazy thing that i will probably fail at, i'm just going to hit up a bucket list for this year. some things might happen and others might not. but i'll have something to look at for inspiration on a boring day.

Bucket List! Oooh, La La!
Try to keep the year as regret-free as possible.
Turn to God first in a crisis, not all my precious friends on speed dial.
Read a bunch of the old testament. and not like psalms and proverbs. but like, 2 kings. the big mommas of the big OT. the things i'm afraid to read bc i think i won't understand.
clean out my room at home and get rid of all the junk!
make all those crafts that i saved ideas for and never make.
be more intentional about following those tugs in my heart.
decide, once and for all, if i like, or dislike, honey butter chicken biscuits.
keep on loving all those who i care about, even if they aren't in the same town as me.
watch a football game. not attend. WATCH.
Go to Seattle. (okay. so, i saw this on someone else's bucket list and added it to mine since i'm already going there for a mission trip in june. i'm a cheater. eek!)
Go fruit picking.
Take a weekend trip to a different city.
Make my bed for a month.(this is kind of cheating. i love making my bed. this will be easy. but i like feeling successful!)
Write a "if anything ever happens to me" letter.
Surprise someone. (with a visit, flowers, something nice)
Send some fun mail to 5 friends.
Be intentional with investing my time in someone younger than me. aka discipleship!
Pray for someone specific for a month straight. repeat.
Finish all the books on my reading list.
Find a place to serve, long term, in college station. complete!
Do required reading the first time i think about it.
Enjoy every second i have left living with Paigey.
but also, look forward to living in the new house with Mere, Brynn, and Heather!
Spend less time stalking anthropologie sales.
Talk a walk in the rain.
Try not to look forward to mom/wife life too much.
Cut coupons!
Take tons of pictures and put them in albums of boxes to be later viewed by my children.
Support a Compassion Child. (complete!)
Do not buy anything for myself for one whole month.

... for now.

His love, & Mine.

my number one pet peeve =

Thursday, January 6, 2011

well, the thing most annoying me at the moment is when others copy the weird ways that i say things.

example: i have referred to cold weather as "chilly mc brr outside" since like, junior year.

the things i say are weird. i am weird. therefore it's obvious when people copy them. and then i just feel foolish for being goofy.

i just vented. it happened.

these are a few of my favorite things!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

1. celebrating the birth of someone who looks like the main character from ratatouille
2. emotions and joy being stirred up by a song that i haven't heard in awhile.
"Oh, How He Loves", never leave my heart.
3. long conversations with should-be-strangers while their twin sleeps nearby
4. chick fil a. ALWAYS.
5. being a maid of honor:

6. the large world map that is now hanging on my wall
7. colored bowls from anthropologie
8. cutting shapes out of antique book pages
9. this song: (and all others, kari jobe!)

10. new shoes!
11. writing short prayers on the inside cover of my bible, dating them, and waiting to see the Lord provide.
12. a new favorite movie: Tangled!

ps. i want to live this moment.

12. a whole new planner, for a whole new year. thanks vera bradley.
13. speaking of new stationary, getting to start a new journal. coincidentally at the beginning of the year.
14. a friend asking if we can make that friendship a serious one full of serious talks.
15. spilling chick fil a sauce all over the inside of the only purse i brought home for christmas break. oh wait, that's not so much a favorite! also with the non favorites topic: the scary nasty black swan movie & being stared at by a middle age man in barnes and nobles
16. sammi grace, chandler elise, and baby lewis #3. (can't wait for you to be born, peanut!)
17. the approaching return to college station
18. seeing people i love turn their lives around
19. today's letters new layout
20. sprinkles cupcakes (hey thanks chrisleigh for making me desire obesity via cupcake!)
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