I was young, but I wasn't naive...

I miss Andrew a lot today. More than normal. Long distance relationships are ridiculous. As if we didn't already have enough things making our relationship difficult.

I am waiting for two packages. One is a new cellphone battery which supposedly will last longer than the one that is in it now. I get about 5 hours out of my phone with what I would consider moderate use. I get 7 or 8 without using it a lot. Even if this new battery doesn't last as long, it will at least be a good back-up.

The second package I'm waiting on is my new sewing machine. I am really, really excited for it. I've been talking about getting one for a long time, so I'm getting geared up to finally learn how to sew. Maybe soon I'll even be able to sew some little girl dresses for Kim's project.

Yesterday I got to feed a tiny baby. I'm used to the big babies that I watch, but baby Noah is only 2 or 3 weeks old. His mommy and I have been friends since junior high, so I've been pretty excited for her and her husband to have this baby. I got to feed him and hold him, and Friday I'm going to watch him so Liz can get some stuff done around the house and so she and Ethan can have a night out.

I drank a lot more coffee today than I usually do. 3 cups. That's a lot for me. I usually make that much and then drink half a cup or so, but today it was extra delicious.

I want to make music. I toy with the idea of music as a profession sometimes. Doubt I'd ever get that far, but still, I can pretend.

A week or 2 ago Anberlin decided they were going to release a new CD without telling me. Well, thanks to Amazon's deal of the day, I ended up downloading it that day for $4. Ohmyword. It is really good. Reminds me a lot of their older music, meshed with even more awesome. Definitely redeems them from the mediocrity that was New Surrender, in my opinion. I haven't really listened to it a whole lot, but I'll probably throw out a more thorough review after I've had a chance to listen to it more.

I should get back to conquering the world now.



If I were a monster would you wince when you looked at me? If I was a freak would you stare?

I'm chock-full of new songs lately. I would really like to know where the phrase "chock-full" came from.

LifeLight was absolutely fantastic.  We rocked out, we danced, we laughed hysterically, we were too loud late at night and got the police called on us, and we had the best time ever.  I miss everyone already just because it was so fun.  LifeLight 2011 will be even better, because it will be the 5th year that the original 6 of us have gone.  The Original 6 as we like to call them were myself, Andrew, Andy, Emily, Kacy, and Elise.  We had a blast that first year, but then we decided to share with a few others, and now there are about 10 of us that go.

I got to meet Aaron Gillespie.  We had a conversation.  A short one, but it was chock-full of meaningful interaction. (I decided to say chock-full as many times as I can)  He was just as insanely awesome in person as he was in my mind.  Greatness radiates off of that man.  In all seriousness though, I am a huge fan of Aaron's music, and I think he has a real heart for the Lord.  Getting to meet him was awesome.

Someday I'm going to be in The Almost, just so you're all ready.  They were super great in concert.  So was David Crowder and House of Heroes and, of course, Family Force 5.  FF5 did 3 sets, including one acoustic set that was actually really great.  We all loved it.  I got to meet them again too, and Chap Stique gave me a Silly Band shaped like a trumpet.

While I was there I saw a guy speak about a ministry called cloth your neighbor as yourself.  I loved the message he gave, and upon researching his ministry a little more after hearing about it initially I decided I loved it.  I bought a shirt while I was there, and I think you all should too.

Lots more fun things happened, and we all had a lot of fun, and I wish you could have been there to join us.  So, next year, you must go.  For sure.



And with our feet we'll stomp a cadence to You...

LifeLight 2010 Packing List

-jammy jams
-4 shirts
-3 pairs of pants or shorts (2 maybe)
-4 pairs of socks
-Pink Converse
-Flippy Floppies
-Swim suit
-anything crazy

-Face wash
-make up (mascara, foundation, eye liner, eye shadow)

*Sierra: straightener and blow dryer

That is more or less what I'm bringing.  I'm SUPER EXCITED.  LifeLight 2010 is going to be the bomb diggity.