Thursday, December 31, 2009

everybody put your best suit or dress on

happy new year!

i'll be getting ready for tonight's festivities in the denver airport bathroom :) don't worry...i'll work it. i will look hot.

excited for my first california new year's celebration! be safe & have a ball!

...shall we discuss resolutions this weekend? i think we should.

much love.

so this is the new year...

sitting in the okc airport. still have another 2 hours until my flight. you know...when the people on the news say to get to the airport early and to prepare for intense security, you really must take into account where you are.

jordan: no one is flying out of oklahoma. next time, allow 45 minutes and not a second more! keep sleeping.

however, this allowed me plenty of time to blog. and next, i will begin painting my nails. today we are going "uptempo plum," which is in fact just another name for the same color i use every time i paint my nails.

3 hour layover in vegas; expect another update!

Monday, December 28, 2009

wake me up when the skies are clearing

my best friend this morning.

maybe one of my favorite things about life is that each new day brings another opportunity for me to have the best day of my life. yesterday wasn't all that i'd hoped? surprise! new day. new chance.

this pleases me.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

it's love, it's not santa claus

bc of my increasing affection for (500) days of summer, i have a new found love for a couple of songs.

today's addiction:
sweet disposition {the temper trap}

sweet disposition
never too soon
oh reckless abandon
like no one's watching you

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (Music Video) from Moop Jaw on Vimeo.

enjoy. off to enjoy the company of old friends!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas to all!

and HELLO BLIZZARD! welcome to oklahoma! i am in love with you. since we will NOT be having our family celebration today, i fully intend to take lots of pictures of the beautiful white mess outside my home. more to come.

in the mean time, just want to say happy birthday to Jesus! i am eternally grateful that You were birthed! :)

food for thought: {as if you need more food on this day}

"you must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. when He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross." philippians 2:5-8

have a fabulous day. can't wait to show you the snow!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

let earth receive her King!


i'm spending the day with my parents- wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies, and doing a little cooking on the side.

today's playlist:

what child is this by andrea bocelli and mary j. blige
winter song by ingy and sara b {as you know, i'm mildly obsessed}
AND my all time favorite Christmas song: have yourself a merry little Christmas by james taylor {this is just as good as it gets}

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

i like that boom boom pow

i enjoyed listening to the rolling thunder from my bed this morning.

i like thunder.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

oklahoma living day 7

okay...FINALLY here with an update on my visit thus far...

hee hee. me and my bff being goofy before new moon {round 2}.

my wolf pack. these are the O.B.s {original besties, rather than original gangstas}. i need them in cali.

our fireplace. i love sitting in front of the fire at night.

this is our Christmas tree. {and you can see suki relaxing on the couch}

still lovely. tonight mom and i will be wrapping away. i'm thinking about turning on some tupac or jay-z so that we can have a full on {w}rap-fest. anyone know of any good Christmas rap music?? hmm...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

oklahoma living day 5

i only have a few minutes, so i'm going to keep this brief. i just wanted to say hi. everything that i've been doing since i've been home has been completely fabulous, but i don't like neglecting my blog life. i just needed to pop in for a visit.

there is a little boy here, probably 3 years old no lie, and he just yelled this for the entire store to hear: "I DON'T LIKE MY MOCHA!!" i'm not sure if i think that is adorable or sad. let's go with sadly adorable.

also, there is a family by the window playing a game at their table. i can't tell what game it is, but i CAN tell that they are having fun. mother, father, daughter, son. so cute.

i've been taking pictures of my tulsa experiences with my blogger friends in mind. i have a goal to put some up tonight! no one in this darn town has wireless. ridiculous.

anyway, more to come. miss you tons.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

oklahoma living day 1


i am running on very little sleep; my eyes are burning. but i'm hoping to get a good 10 hours in tonight to make up for last night's pitiful excuse for "sleep". that's right i said it...10 hours.

the day has been filled with nothing but joy from the moment i saw my parents at the airport. have i mentioned that my mom and dad might be the most adorable people ever? well...bc of their hard work, i was able to come home to a house perfectly decorated for my favorite holiday.

i'm hoping to get some quality photos of our tree soon. this stranger tree will do for now...just to get the point across.

they also took me to one of oklahoma city's greatest little hangouts...

if life ever leads you to oklahoma, even if only for a brief moment, you must try it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

i'm lucky i know, but...

i'm going home tomorrow. it's been 6 months since i've been home. that sounds like a really long time to me. i am ridiculously ready for quality time with mom and dad, fun girl time with sister, niece, and bff, and the pleasure of reuniting with old friends.

the concept of home is so fantastic. it's just great to know that no matter where your wanderings take you, there will always be a place that is awaiting your return. the people may leave, the city may change, but the memories will always be there. it's kind of fun.

however, i will say that going home is always a bit of a trip (hee hee i meant that figuratively, but i guess it could be taken literally as well). i am so excited, but i'll be honest...this process always requires a little emotional preparation on my part. honor of my trip, i've got two sets of lyrics in my head today.


"oklahoma, ev'ry night my honey lamb and i sit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin' lazy circles in the sky!" ;)
{ps how much do we love "honey lamb" as a pet name? so much.}

and second...bc we all know that, in spite of the splendor that is my true home, i'll be missing a little bit of my cali home as well...

"'cause i'll doze off safe and soundly, but i'll miss your arms around me. i'd send a postcard to you dear, 'cause i wish you were here."
{i just love that owl city...vanilla twilight is today's obsession}

Monday, December 14, 2009

growin' old, but not quite growin' up

okay so i know that i have been unfaithful, and have not kept my promise. please forgive me. i'm back.

guess what i'm not doing tonight? i'm not going to hebrew. you know why? hebrew is dead to me. haha. sorry...this is the season of celebration, and i just thought that i should celebrate.

so i'm a dork, and i always totally over-analyze moments with children. i take little things about their lives and try to find way too much meaning in them. :) here's how this one goes...

last friday, i was babysitting tigger (adorable little red-head who dressed up as tigger for halloween and is now obsessed), and as we were reading a book about dinosaurs, tigger decided that he wanted to identify everyone on the page. so i hear, "tyrannosaurus rex!" "tyrannosaurus rex!" "tyrannosaurus rex!" "mommy!!!" "tyrannosaurus rex!" and so on and so on.

"mommy" was a scientist btw.

this just made me laugh. like...he sees a dino, he thinks t-rex. he sees a grown woman, he thinks mommy. it's amazing to me how simple life was at 2 and a half. i didn't over-think all of my relationships. i didn't worry about money or school or the oil in my car. all that i knew was who i loved, who loved me, and what was fun.

not that i'm complaining about life as an adult. at 2 and a half, i couldn't understand the depth of meaningful relationships. i didn't know how to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of a great view of the mountains or a colorful sunset. i like life as an adult.

maybe the greatest thing about the experience of watching him in his world was just the joy of seeing his innocence. there is so much to come in his life, but for now he is just going to enjoy mommy and t-rex. and though i do not want to go back to that state of mind, i want to continue learning and growing and really living, it would be nice to be able to just take the simple things in life and tune everything else out.

anyway...he's cute. i really just couldn't help but smile at that.

okay, i'm off to watch a Christmas movie. thank you for reading and remaining faithful. ytb. (translation: you're the best)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

i close my eyes, what a beautiful sight

i won't lie: i didn't completely feel like blogging today. no inspiration.

however, i couldn't neglect you entirely. here's another goodnight wish. i'll get my act together tomorrow. prom.


blue moon

i like sleep. sometimes it is best to simply put the mind on mute.

goodnight big world.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

they hear we got swagger

i had another club stella moment this morning.

i felt like a total rockstar- music up way too loud, huge/ridiculous sunglasses, and a hairstyle that was just screaming HOT MESS.  i'm telling you, there are few things better in life than hopping into the car and rocking out. i probably talk about this too much, but i can't help it. it makes me happy.

this is  my jam:

{btw did you notice her fabulous gold toe nails??}

it is SO delicious. such a wholesome RAD song :) and it makes me smile. there is no way you can sit still when this song comes on. i've seriously got it on repeat this morning.

i'm supposed to be cleaning right now. i should also probably be studying for tomorrow's old testament final. or writing a paper that is due tomorrow.

okay...i'm doing it. i'm going to clean. right now. BUT i'm keeping this song on repeat. i think it's the only way it'll get done!

oh and ps- i'm learning to crochet next week! i'm pretty amped, not gonna lie.

okay HAPPY HUMP DAY to you all. love you long time.

Monday, December 7, 2009

we got more bounce

i live here.

i catch myself saying this all the time.

i mean...don't get me wrong! i'm super grateful to have a place to go home to! especially one that experiences all 4 seasons in dramatic ways. BUT come on...

that is just delightful.

not to mention...
palm trees
big bridges
major league baseball
excellent concerts
really good radio
{seriously, way better music than what is played in oklahoma. and NO, i'm not just referring to country}

one of my favorite california memories thus far:

and right now i'm listening to marianne {matt wertz}
"california's come and gone, now i got my mind back on the open air and you on hwy one. baby ever since that day, i'm tryin' to get back to that place when everything was right under the sun."
i just love it. i feel like it puts the perfect image in my mind of all that california represents to me. delicious.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

dj, blow my speakers up

today i will be sharing with you a little collection of things that would make me happy right now:

watching a classic Christmas movie

enough said

nyc ballet workout. still haven't gotten to it, but i definitely renewed it so now i have a whole week.

what i wouldn't give to just jump in the car and go. doesn't even matter where.

and now i will begin thinking about what i'm supposed to be doing:

ps my mom and i just had a progressive phone call. she and my dad were Christmas shopping, and they called me between every store. hee hee that was fun. happy weekending.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

just keep dancing, honey

this long and ridiculous week is coming to a close, and i must say- i'm pretty stoked.

4 papers
1 presentation
a million study breaks
about 20 cups of coffee
and all the hebrew vocab i can handle
it's friday.

in honor of this beloved day, i am sharing one of the greatest movie moments of all time:

this just doesn't get old.

here's to little kids, sleeping in, fun with friends, and the hebrew old testament. should be an exciting weekend! happy friday!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

you're a hot mess & i'm fallin' for you

okay so i probably shouldn't be blogging right now, considering i have to write 3 papers, BUT...what can i say?

something that is on my mind this morning:

i bite my lip.

it's just something i do, and i've done it for as long as i can remember. i know that it is an awful habit, and i have no idea how it got started, but i'm just not sure that it is something i can be cured of.

i took a class in college called The Abused, and it got me all paranoid because my professor told us that things like biting your lip or picking at your cuticles are mild forms of self-mutilation! that seems a bit extreme right? so that entire semester i worked and worked to keep from biting my lip. that clearly got me nowhere.

anyway, i'm only writing about this because i think that i am beginning to develop a complex about it. i mean...what does this say about me? hopefully nothing, but for whatever reason, it has me feeling mildly concerned. i guess i'm also writing about it because my lip hurts :)

i'll be honest, i just feel like a little bit of a mess today. not physically, i actually think i look kind of cute (hee hee), but my mind is all over the place. so much that i couldn't even sleep this morning! this is huge for me; if there is one thing i do well, it is sleep. i don't know...maybe it is the end of the semester that has me in this condition. or perhaps my messy room. i just feel like things are slightly out of whack this week. maybe tonight's study break should consist of the nyc ballet workout video that i got from the library the other day. i need to clear my head.

what do you do to clear your head? i need some suggestions. in the mean time, i will press on in my hot mess ways...
my celebrity twin for the week

love. love. love.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

i'll be home...

it's official...i'm in love with december. i'm also in love with my nail polish, but that's another story.

not to dwell on the same thing for too long, but i just cannot get the image of a dark, snowy, wintery night out of my mind. i'm just drooling over the idea of the journey that we make to get to the ones we love at Christmas time. these pictures are feeding my obsession, and i can't get enough.

i guess i just cherish the idea of being out on a cold night, making my way toward the warmth of a particular person (or group of people). i'm telling you, listening to winter song so many times last week really did a number on me :)

and here's another image that i just adore...

i wanna be that kid.

i realize that i will probably be severely let down this winter, considering the fact that i live in california, and the flurries are not likely to make it to my world. but i don't care. i'm indulging in this thought anyway.

sleeping to dream

friends: i apologize for my unfaithfulness. seeing as how there are only 2 weeks left in the semester, i have finally decided to get serious about school. i'm letting my education get in the way of my blogging...uh oh.

if i could have anything right now, i would wish for a pitch black room, a huge firm bed with a down comforter, complete and total silence, and an empty schedule for the next 3 days.

therefore, a tribute to some of the most delightful looking beds i've ever seen:

nighty night.