March 21, 2010

Hello there.

It has been a while since I have actually written something on here. I actually sort of miss blogging about random things. Although, I am a big picture fan... much more interesting to look back on. And honestly, I write the good stuff in my actual journal. That's the stuff that few know and somehow are still my friends. Speaking of, can I brag for a minute? God seriously places the most amazing people in my life. Probably because He knows I need all the help I can get. In these recent months, I have been meeting new people constantly. All of us have a similar vision for the young "20 somethings" here in Cincinnati. It's pretty cool to watch a small group of people get fired up while discussing their ideas about how we can get people our age connected to each other and try to figure out this whole "God thing."

That has pretty much been a big chunk of my life right now. Also, this weekend was my first weekend in a while off from playing worship music at the church. I love playing worship music but man, it is exhausting. I love being around people but by the last service on Sunday I am ready to go home and sit in silence. That usually means I take a nap... I LOVE me some Sunday afternoon snooze time.

The spring time is making me miss the little things about Nashville. I loved living in Nashville during this time because the streets became flooded with young people. Plus, you have the cute neighborhood areas to take walks in and coffee shops to visit. I miss the community feel of it. That's the drag about Cincinnati, I have to drive everywhere. And not just a 5 minute drive down the road... if I want to get to my favorite coffee shops I have to drive at least 3o minutes. Womp womp. That's ok though... I don't mind driving.

I'm excited to see what this summer has in store. I've met some incredible people who I can't wait to see how God uses us and our gifts. There is a really random but great something that started this spring and I'm curious to see where that goes. And who knows what adventures we will all get ourselves into.

Anyways, this blog can only handle so much vague(ness?). Bye.

March 18, 2010

Im thankful I am able to do what i love with awesome people around me.

March 6, 2010

Hello Sunshine
You were missed.

March 4, 2010


this just made my night <3
miss you girls!

March 1, 2010


I am officially 22.

I would say this was a successful birthday weekend. For the first time in many years, I officially pulled off a birthday party that wasn't awkward. The festivities started on Friday and didn't end till Monday night.

Friday was just ridiculous. My sister AND Lisa (plus Josh) got to come up from Tennessee to celebrate! I love and miss the both of them so much, I always love excuses to see them. Everyone first meets at my house and then we head over to combine parties with James at the Brazenhead Irish Pub in sweet little Mason Ohio! It was his birthday as well (ok, his REAL birthday) and we wanted to celebrate at least the first half of it together! He somehow scored us their "banquet" room and when the music started, it got rowdy. Somehow both groups seemed to get along without too much awkwardness and when the dancing started, it didn't matter anymore. I love how much friends can bring the party anywhere... doesn't matter what the atmosphere is because we will take over. At one point we had our friend Danny and the bar stool he was sitting on up in the air! I was a little worried about his safety and whether or not we would get kicked out hah. Overall that was a success. Then we all headed back to my house and devoured all the queso, chips, hummus, salsa and popcorn we could get our hands on. All the while shooting nerf guns at random targets. All of this followed up by making the most amazing fort my living room has ever seen!
We are kind of a big deal.
We all passed out and the next morning made breakfast and hung out until people headed home.

Saturday was filled with worship practice, church and then James came over and I made dinner for/with him. That was tasty even though we didn't finish eating until 11:30pm, oops!

Sunday was wonderful because my parents finally returned home.

Monday, Rachel headed back home which was sad. But then we went over to Michael Pickett's house to eat the AMAZING dinner he cooked for all of us. This man is one of Cincinnati's best. He has cooked for people such as Frank Sinatra and multiple presidents and he wanted to cook for me and my friends for my birthday :). He served us this wine that was just so smooth and cooked us roast that melted in your mouth. Then, for dessert he made me a Raspberry Infused Flaming Baked Alaska cake.
Yeah, it tasted just as good as it looks.
Basically this was the best birthday EVER! What he did was light the top on fire by drizzling a liquor or rum on top and then throwing sugar on top of that. Oh boy, it was heaven.

I really don't have anything to complain about. I'm so privilege to have the friend and family I do... Jesus has seriously blessed me. All I can do is continuously thank Him for each day I am given.