Monday, December 29, 2008

4 DAYS AWAY!

This wedding has reached the madness stage. We are covered in glitter and getting everything ready for the big day! It is currently midnight and I am still workin on stuff... I AM TIRED! All of us Webb kids are here and we are all about ready to kill each other. This happens when we all spend WAY too much time together in a small house. But yes, we have had some fun moments in the madness. Here are some pictures of us... ENJOY! The next time you hear from me... I WILL BE MARRIED! Wish me luck!






Tuesday, December 16, 2008

18 days!


Hey everyone! I promise I am still alive... I have been soo busy! I have everything officially moved in an settled for Andrew and I after we are married. Today at 6pm I will leave for Texas and then in 18 DAYS I WILL BE A MARRIED WOMAN! You faithful blog readers have been with me since the beginning... I thought it would never get here! Well it did and I am so excited! I haven't been able to blog much due to the lack of Internet in our apartment and I have been studying my little head off. Once I am home in Belton I will have a lot more time to blog about life. Please pray for Andrew and I as we get ready to become one in marriage. HOLY COW... I AM GONNA BE A MRS!


PS: My sister-in-law is pregnant... I am going to be an aunt! YEAH!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

God Bless our Home

Andrew and I signed a lease on an apartment a week ago yesterday. I packed, moved, and unpacked in ONE WEEK! I like to think of myself as super woman! I am so relieved that it is done. I attached a virtual tour of our apartment mainly for Andrew to see it... since he is still in Corpus until we get married. Write comments, let me know what you think!! Two more full weeks of school and I am done... 49 days and I am hitched!! WOO HOO!


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Soul Choir Retreat

Last weekend Soul Choir had a retreat at Michael W. Smith's Ranch in Franklin, TN. It was so neat to walk around and see pictures on the wall of MWS with Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and George Bush senior. As I drove out there I thought that I was never going to make it because I had to take all of these back roads with no cell phone service at all! Once I made it... I was in AWE! MWS' ranch backs up to Amy Grant's ranch. When I woke up saturday morning I looked out of the window and there were cows in the front yard... it was quite a sight to see! I wasn't able to stay the whole weekend because I was moving all of our stuff into our new apartment!!! We signed the lease on November the 7th... we officially have our first home together... we are getting married in 6 weeks and then we will head to TN for our life together in our cute little apartment. Here are some pictures from MWS' ranch.. enjoy!

Coat of Many Colors


Everytime I see all of these beautiful fall colors around Nashville, it reminds me of the story "Coat of many colors". I love the fall! I was at a stop light in Bellevue the other day and I saw the hill off to my left and I had to snap a picture to share with you... isn't it beautiful?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

I was a cat for Halloween... it was last minute but I was very proud of myself for being so creative with as little money as possible. Melodie was a bag of Jelly Belly's... the most creative, BY FAR! We aren't much for wild and crazy parties, so we decided to watch a movie and eat popcorn and ice cream. The movie we watched was Memento. It was weird... and confusing. When it ended, none of us had a clue what was going on and after sitting there for about 5 minutes trying to solve the puzzle- we gave up! Hana and her man, Wes, were there... we finally got to meet Wes. I hope you have a great time with Hana this weekend Wes! I am so glad that this week is over with. Andrew and I found a place to live and I couldn't be happier about it. It is coming so fast, we will be married in 63 days! Only a few more details to take care of before the wedding. We will have a place to live and I will be moving in a week with the help of friends. Pray for my sanity. And I am so excited to venture home for Thanksgiving! Woo Hoo!!

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Girls Night!

Last night, Hana, Audrey, and Melodie came over last night for girls night. We ate junk food and watched "What lies beneath"... scary scary movie! Here are some pictures of our night... we love girls night!

Friday, October 17, 2008

"I Shine Live"

Today my friend Julianne called me to ask for my help with a project she is doing for the producer of the "I Shine Live" tour. Today I spent a couple of hours calling different schools in Pennsylvania to offer free promotional materials for the event. Whenever you happen to do telemarketing at any point in time you will always talk to a few characters on the phone... and you never forget about them either!

At around 3pm I called my last school in PA and this meek and gentle woman answered the phone. I began to present this tour to this very quiet woman and at the end of my blabbering on and on she asked me softly, "are you done yet?"

I was a little taken back...

After I told her yes that I was, she told me that at her school they only study from the bible. I then began to describe her that this tour for "tweeners" was biblically based and a great tool for the gospel. She got very quiet.

After a few seconds of silence, she goes off on me! She begins to explain how they don't have radio, television, or the Internet. They have class under trees, and study from the bible and that they don't need anybody else to teach their children. I was so taken back that I almost laughed! I couldn't understand if this was a joke or not.. and then the unthinkable happened... This woman started telling me that I needed God and to not be so worldly.

I had no words.

I told her that I believed in God, but that I was only calling about a great event to help 8-11 year olds learn more about Jesus. She told me that I needed to get off the phone immediately and pray. I told her goodbye and then she informed me that she was Amish and that it would be wise if I became Amish as well. After she hung up... I sat there- stared at the wall- then busted out laughing... then I prayed for her.

Please pray for this Amish woman!

78 days!


Andrew and I are getting married in 78 days! I am so excited... I cannot wait!!

Our Sonic Date


Monday after school, Hana, Audrey, and I went on a Sonic Run. As we were walking to my car we realized how beautiful the sidewalk was around us... We love the fall!! Then I snapped a pic of Audrey and Hana... Audrey hates when I take pictures... she secretly loves it! :)


A Light for the City

This past Sunday was the Light for the City concert hosted by The Nashville Choir. The event was in honor of Michael W. Smith's 25th year in Contemporary Christian Music. It was a wonderful event! I worked my tail end off making this event flawless... and it was very well received by the audience. It was neat to honor Michael who has served 25 years to make worship music what it has become today. Two of my dearest friends Melodie and Hana came to help me with my merchandise tables. I let them go back stage and watch the live feed of the show... they loved it! They also helped me load all the merchandise into the back of my car... there were soooo many CD's!! Thanks Mel and Hana for helping me SO much!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The LONG awaited picture...

I have been waiting so long for this picture... and it is finally here! Remember back in April when I wrote about getting to meet Bill Gaither, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, etc... Well the pictures have arrived and this one is my favorite! I love Bill Gaither!! I will get to see him again on Sunday... It makes me giggle just thinking about it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tale of Two Brains

This video is by Mark Gungor's presentation of how different men and women' brains are. This is really funny and so true!!

Fall Break!

So these past few days have been fall break and Andrew has been in town... :)! I took him to the airport this morning at 4:30am. So early! This past weekend we did some job hunting, wedding band shopping, pick nicking, etc. We went and saw that movie, "Fireproof". It was awesome... I completely recommend it! Andrew arrived Friday and left this morning. It was sad. I hate having to take him to the airport and then be left alone again. It is not a good feeling, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Besides the sad part where he left- we had a lot of fun. Yesterday, Andy (Andrew's best friend from Georgia), drove up to see us. We went to Fat Straw, checked out the sites, and I even cooked an amazing dinner for us last night!

Last night, I cooked Chicken Alfredo, Texas toast, and salad. As I began dinner I had the boys go to the grocery store for me and pick up stuff for a salad. When they returned they were acting all funny but I didn't think anything of it because when they are together they are hilarious and always up to something. I just went on about my business and finished dinner.

As we were sitting down to eat I realized that there was a hamburger meat whale sitting on the table. Now let me explain- I DO NOT like the texture of ground up hamburger meat and I am really afraid of whales. They took the time to buy the meat and then hide it in the living room as they crafted a whale out of it. NASTY BOYS!! It is now in my freezer... And they hope that every time I open my freezer, I will see the whale made out of hamburger meat and think of them. Clever... and mean.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The horsedog...

As I even begin to think of the story I am going to tell you... I am already laughing!!

Two nights ago, my friend Lindsey had a rehearsal for her senior recital... I am singing in it so I was there. After rehearsal Blake, Hana, and I all stood outside talking for a while. Once we were done yacking we all hugged, got into our cars and drove off. Now, Blake lives in Bellevue near me so I ended up behind him on 21st street headed for the highway. I realized it was him after a few seconds noticing his little sports car. Blake was about to experience an encounter of a lifetime...

All of the sudden, out of nowhere this HUGE dog/horse comes barreling toward his car... full force! I start screaming and honking my horn... I didn't know what it was (because it was big enough to eat me!) so all I could say was, "WATCH OUT!" Blake swerved, slammed on his brakes, and the horse/dog ran smack into his car. I slammed on my brakes and could hear Blake screaming like a little girl... I mean SCREAMING! The horsedog hurt the car more than the car hurt the horsedog. Blake continued to scream...

The horsedog is fine and Blake finally calmed down. I watch the entire thing from right behind him... I have never heard a man scream like that before. I thought that I was going to die of laughter. Blake's comment was, "What was that? And why is it after me? I am glad I wasn't a jogger on this rode tonight..." Blake and I had to pull over we were laughing so hard. I wish I could have taken a picture of the horsedog...

People that live near 21st street... beware of the horsedog.

98 days and counting!

98 days and counting! I am so excited about our wedding! Andrew will be headed this way in 6 days... we will be doing the job search thing and just spending time with each other FACE TO FACE! Long distance is hard people! Talking about wedding details isn't that much fun when it is always over long distance phone calls. I am so excited for him to get here. The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to turn colors on the trees... fall is my favorite time of the year! It makes me want to go and get a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks and then sit on a bench in a park while reading a really good book. During the fall the parks are so beautiful here... there are leaves everywhere!! The past month has been a struggle for Andrew and I. We are just trying to seek God and find what he wants for us. Sometimes it is just easier to make your own plan instead of waiting for his answer. Andrew gets frustrated which is totally expected about this whole finding a new job thing. We are praying so hard. We know the Lord will provide and that is all we know. We don't know when, how, or what it will include... we are told to obey, so we are going to obey! I know that the Lord will bless our family because of our diligence to do the right thing. And boy let me tell you... we aren't perfect. We mess up on a daily basis... but the Lord is sovereign and so forgiving. I finally finished the guest list, the entire wedding ceremony... music and all! What a relief. And let me tell you... I is going to be amazing!!!! January 3rd- HERE WE COME!

:)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A man witnesses a car accident

If you are having a bad day please watch this... it will make you laugh until you hurt! ENJOY!



Does your tummy hurt yet? :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Kelly!


Today Kelly Elizabeth Pence Blumenberg turned 23! She is an old woman now! I am so thankful to have a dear friend like this. She keeps me going from day to day and from coffee to coffee. I love her and she is a friend that I know I will have forever. Kelly is strong, athletic, kind-hearted, godly, thoughtful, while being laid back and high strung all at the same time. The world would not be the same without her... I hope your day was wonderful Kelly! I love you.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

1950-1980



How funny is this!! Go to yearbookyourself.com and see what you would look like in different decades... Hilarious! My favorite is the picture in the middle from the 70's... those bangs crack me up!

Friday, September 12, 2008

"The Drama"

This is a video that I directed and produced... We used this for the Session Show last spring! It has finally arrived on YouTube! If any of you are "The Office" fans then you will enjoy this video. We are trying to capture the essence of being in a choir full of girls! The editing is a little messed up from scene to scene... Megan and I had a little trouble getting it from her laptop to YouTube. Enjoy...


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hurricane Ike


Hurricane Ike is headed to Texas!!! I am in a Meteorology class this semester and we are intensely watching all the Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. I love this class... I wanted to be a weather woman when I was little... have I ever mentioned that? Anyways, Please pray for all my family down in Texas- especially the ones in Corpus Christi! My mom informed me yesterday that a bunch of evacuees from the Galveston area are staying at FBC Belton because it is a designated rescue shelter. Whenever Katrina hit, we had evacuees from LA come and stay and my mom was in charge of cooking every meal for them. She is doing it again... it makes me proud to call her Mom to see her work so hard. Good luck cooking today Mom!

:)

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Light For The City

This semester I am privileged enough to be the Administrative Assistant for The Nashville Choir. This picture I posted is the poster for the huge event that I am working for this semester. Artists like Bill and Gloria Gaither, Amy Grant, Toby Mac, Jordan Sparks, Melinda Doolittle, Stephan Curtis Chapman, etc... are coming together to celebrate the fab career of Michael W. Smith. I wish that I could take all the people that I love in Texas and plant them in front row seats for the show! It is going to be so amazing! I am excited because all my hard work this semester will hopefully make this show shine. Our first rehearsal is this coming Sunday and I am excited about it! Please pray that the Lord will work through me as I prepare to make this show as amazing as it can be!!

:)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

School Supplies


So today has been a little bit better for me. After school I went to one of my favorite places... Fat Straw... and got a pomegranate smoothie. And then I went to Staples to get a couple of flash drives for my Intro to Music Tech Class. So I need to tell you about a weakness I have... school supplies. I love school supplies! I stood in Staples for 45 minutes just mesmerized by the colors and designs. I could probably spend lots of time and money in any store like this. Especially Michaels... I love that store. Funny story... One day Andrew and I were out and about and he told me that he had something for me later. Although I don't remember all the details to the story, I do vividly remember that when we arrived back at his house he whipped out these highlighters that were different colors and that had built in post-it notes. The man definitely knows the way to my heart. His comment about the gift was that he was at the store the other day and he saw them and knew I would love them. So during my Music Publishing class today... I used them! Thank you Andrew for feeding this addiction. My notes would be so boring and dull without those highlighters. So I had to make myself leave Staples and come home to get some work done. Maybe in heaven God will have a welcome home present full of pretty school supplies waiting for me.

:)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tears

Today has been hard.

I take that back... the past two weeks have been hard. I am at a loss for words with how to explain my feelings right now. I am about to have some pretty big things happen in my life. I am getting married , graduating school, and basically just starting life. My feelings aren't feelings of worry... surprisingly! I just tend to be sad. My problem seems to be that whenever something is bothering me or I become emotional... I tend to want to blame it on the birth control for makin my hormones all whacked out!

"What is the real problem here? Why is my heart breaking everyday? Why do the tears keep coming? Why do I feel the need to wear a smile on my face when everything is not OK? Why is it so easy for me to shut down emotionally?"

I have come to the conclusion that I really just don't like to live by myself. I have never had so much alone time in my entire life than like I do right now. Satan finds me very vulnerable in this place. But, I do believe that God himself has placed me here -alone- for numerous reasons. God has planted me here to deal with issues and get them resolved before I make some major steps in my life. Satan seems to be his shadow around here. Ready to mess up anything he is about to do in my life.

There are nights that I just wake up feeling the need to just pray. And not pray for anybody else (which is usually the case) but to pray for me... me and God. The spiritual warfare is as thick and uncomfortable as the air is humid in Corpus Christi, TX. The next part that I am going to share with you is exciting... the only real form of joy that I have felt in a while. And a big part of why I feel that Satan has been so persistent about making me feel so miserable.

August, 29Th... 11:20 am... roughly... It hit me! I was sitting in Entertainment Career Development class when I found myself staring off into the distance- my mind was racing. I was eating a Chick-fil-a sandwich and I am sure that when I went into this trance-like state, I looked real attractive with a big ole' piece of Chicken (I take too big of bites) poking out of my cheek. It was quick and clear as a bell what the Lord was showing me. I had a glimpse of a ministry that God wanted me to begin. 11:31... roughly... my friend Mike nudged me to make sure I hadn't died of suffocation from that last bite of chicken that I took. The minute I came back to reality, I began to write everything down that I had seen. I will eventually tell you (the 5 people who read my blog) what the Lord showed me later. Right now I am just trying to pray and ask him to guide me in certain ways and open certain doors. I feel a great deal of responsibility with what he has shown me... I am nervous!

"God what if I am not good at what you are asking me to do? What if I am rejected? Where do I even begin?"

The beautiful thing -that I really have to keep reminding myself- is that God would not entrust us with something if he didn't think that we were trustworthy. He will equip me! I have faith in that. This battle of mine is a daily, hourly, and seems to even be a minutely battle. I know that this time in my life is just a season but I am so ready for the FALL!!! I am ready to not be sad anymore... I am ready for my heart to be healed.

"Lord please heal the deepest places in my heart... where you are the only one who knows how to fix it." I want to be free from this hurt so that I can move on and continue with what you have shown me."

Monday, September 1, 2008

Take me out to the ball game...

This past thursday night, The Soul Choir was invited to sing the national anthem at the Sounds game at Greer Stadium! The Sounds are the minor league baseball team here in Nashville. My awesome friends, Melodie, Kelly, Jared, Eric, Mark, and Lauren all came to support The Soul Choir. We got a free hot dog and a soda... we also stuffed our faces with funnel cakes, nachos, and icees. We had fun, and we had so much junk food...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Monopoly...

So tonight I had some friends over for a game night and let me just tell you... we only played one game and it lasted for FOUR hours.
Monopoly.
Mark, Jared, Kelly and I all sat down at 8:45pm to start a simple game of Monopoly.
At 11pm, Mark was beat out so he went home.
At 11:45, Jared was beat out and he went to sleep on "our" (I love you Andrew) comfy couch.
At 11:50, Kelly and I decided to fight to the death.
At approximately 12:45am, Kelly Pence Blumenberg officially spanked me in one game of Monopoly.
I am a loser, yall. It's official. The End.






Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Amish Monday

Last night we had Amish Monday!!! Yeah! I really missed my friends. We were celebrating Livi and Jared's BDay and you can see in the picture to the left... I made them a beautiful cake. The flower to the left kinda melted and then looked like a pink blob... but it was a good tasting pink blob. All 15 of us scarfed it down very quickly... Good ole' Betty Crocker. It was good to see some smiling faces that love me because this past week has been super hard for me. Not stressful, just... emotionally tiring. You know, when you bounce from place to place so often and are jerked away over and over again from the people that you love to follow God's will it is very hard then to turn around and just be ok and have faith. The nasty enemy has really kicked me while I was down this week. He always seems to know just when my heart is hurting and that one more kick would just make it crumble and then he... kicks. Sometimes I have to really step back and evaluate where there is spiritual attack in my life. The body of Christ is so very important! Alot of college students do not feel that Church is important or needed in their lives. I beg to DIFFER! It is not just having a building to go and sit, check off your box, and then head to Applebees with some friends leaving the word you heard right in the pew that you sat in when you left... it is about relationship, fellowship, sharing your lives with other believers, disciplining the young in faith, encouraging one another!!! That is what The Soul Choir and all my friends at Amish Monday did for me this week. They lifted me up and they gave my strength... I needed them because this week to love me and encourage me. I need to depend on people. More importantly I need to really trust God and then I really need to have friends that I can go to and trust that they will love me despite my sin and circumstances. Everyone needs these kind of friends and everyone needs to be this kind of friend.

"A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Nashville Bound!

After we left San Antonio, my family, Andrew and I all headed back to Belton. Sunday morning we woke up, picked up a uhaul, and loaded all of our wedding presents. We got the biggest uhaul trailor and filled it 3/4ths of the way full! We have a lot of stuff! Monday morning we woke up at 3:30 in the morning and were out the door by 4:45. About 14 hrs later, we arrived at my new apartment. I am living on the outskirts of Nashville and I love it! Here are some before and after pictures of my new apartment.
This is the house from the bottom of the hill

Headed up the hill to the waterfall and Gazebo

Through the garage, next to the studio, and into the basement apartment


Before: The Hallway

After: The Hallway

Before: My Bedroom

After: My Bedroom

Before: Office/Guest Bedroom

After: Office/Guest Bedroom

Before: The Dining Room

After: The Dining Room

Before: The Kitchen

After: The Kitchen

Before: The Living Room


Hope you like it!!