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...