Thursday, November 22, 2012

little words of thankfulness(forever)

i feel overwhelmed by love right now.

so often it passes us by without notice.
without a nod of the head.
without acknowledging all the grace and mercy and blessings the Lord has bestowed upon someone so selfish and undeserving as i.

today is a day that souly rests on the very words "thank you". but let it be tomorrow that you are more thankful than today. let it be saturday that you find yourself more inlove and more gateful with what the lord has blessed you with.


"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is "good," because it is good, if "bad" because it works in us patience, humility, and hope." - c.s. lewis


i could go on and on about what i am thankful for. but i'll save my breath and just say,

(cause that's what it's all about.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

i wrote this for my love

what if you couldn't
"i love you"

what would you do for me
i for you
if we couldn't
"i love you"

would you
pick me a bouquet
kiss my forehead?

i promise,
i would lay with
hold your hands

cause love
is not
always what you
but what
you do

i cannot help but
"i love you"

this is what i listen to when i do my homework

Friday, November 16, 2012

novembre list of nonsense

since it's the 16th of november, i thought i would talk about sixteen things as of my lately. these are in no particular order. i hope you enjoy.

1. i can speak fluent french in my dreams. i wake up saying phrases and slowly forget it. zut, i wish i could take my final and a nap at the same time.
2. there are an abundance of striped skinny ties all over my room lately. i think half of my pay check goes to my future husband. they're just too good to leave behind. (this could be unhealthy.)
3. i've been listening to "sufjan stevens" more than anything this fall.
4. i've completed an entire journal.
5. one of my favourite feelings is when the holidays come around. i feel extremely blessed and ready for a break with school. oh please, four weeks go by fast.
6. i only wear my dad's nice wool socks now. (he doesn't know that yet.)
7. buying/looking for a car is an impossible task. it's like jeans shopping but worse.
8. mars hill articles are pretty much the only thing i read now.
9. i need to invest in more tights. i've been cursed with every single pair.
10. high buns are often applied in daily life for three reasons: one-cram sessions. two-photoshop editing. three-late school days. it's the norm guys.
11. i need to get film developed. i'm the best at putting it off.
12. i've gotten more complements on my handwriting than anything else this year.
13. i'm running out of places to put gifts. (and it's not even december yet.)
14. i buy too many dishes.
15. the book of joshua.
16. i have to invest in new mascara. gone gone gone.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


  - C.H. Spurgeon
“Early, my God, without delay,
I haste to seek Thy face;
My thirsty spirit faints away
Without Thy cheering grace.”
“Not all the blessings of a feast,
Can please my soul so well;
As when Thy richer grace I taste,
And in Thy presence dwell.”

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

over again

 These are from my week away, crossing into washington. My sister Bella holds her breath accross the bridge while I snap some keepsakes. I feel like i fall in love every time.

yes, i'd marry that view. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

reveling tonight

 we made a trip to Seattle tonight.
octopus and all.

love, mandy

Sunday, November 4, 2012