Sunday, September 23, 2012


fro yo sundays

 my family went out to the nice little fro yo shop after church today. we were all utterly inlove. i think it could be our new meeting place.
i hope you had the best sunday.

love, mandy

hey fellow bloggers, wanna go on a date? i know a great place.

Friday, September 21, 2012

ode to birthdays

 my birthday dinner.
it was pleasant. & i can't believe i'm nineteen years young.

love, mandy

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012


1 9 .

today is the day because i sat here all day in my underwear listening to "Blondie" on the record player. i figure i should tribute this day.

i turn nineteen tomorrow. it's a scary feeling. sort of like the one when you turn eighteen, but worse.
i learned a lot about myself this year:

like how to love wherever i am.
i learned to make life less about me and more about others.
to be okay with change when you made all the plans in the first place.
i learned that if i'm not content in Christ, i'm not content.
i learned to be better friends with my sisters&brother.
i learned that i prefer
fall over summer
big spoons over small ones
& saving money over spending it.
i learned how to plan a wedding and be creative with deadlines.
i learned that sometimes i can cry a dozen times in one week and that's okay.
i learned that dancing like a spaz is fine, no one knows how to dance unless you are an ethnicity other than white.

i learned that at eighteen, i really love this thing called life.

& so,
cheers to nineteen. 


dear future husband,
this is a picture of me when i was one. see the way i'm sprawled out, mouth open, not a care in the world. i still look like that when i sleep, and it's only fair that you know what you'll be marrying.

love, mandy

Thursday, September 13, 2012

25 before 25

1.leave the country.
2.own a record player.
3.throw a party.
4.give a toast at a wedding.
5.go on a date. cello.
7.go skinny dipping.
8.sponsor a child.
9.learn to cook.(well)
10.donate blood.
11.go to a drive-in movie. 25 miles.
13.israel. anthropoligie.
15.climb a mountain that's over 10,000ft.
16.go to the coin laundromat.
17.go sailing.
18.get my head shoved in a cake.
19.backpack around Europe.
20.own a wingback chair.
21.see the opera.
22.sell a piece of artwork.
23.learn to drive stick-shift.
24.speak french(well).
25.get married.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

let's forget summer

in my childish writing i bid summer farewell and autumn hello.
this will be nice.

love, mandy

Saturday, September 1, 2012