Monday, June 25, 2012

Kisses from Katie

Hope everyone had a great weekend :) Two weeks ago I got to spend a weekend with my family in my home town and It was awesome! We went to celebrate father's day with my dad :). My cousins happened to be visiting my while we were there and they have both recently been to Uganda so they were sharing about their experience and the impact it had on their lives. When I asked what inspired them to go in the first place she told me about a book that is now at the top of my must read list. The book is called Kisses From Katie and apparently a young girl about 22 years old wrote it about her decision to live in a village in Africa and serve God and the people there. I haven't read the book yet but I wanted share the promotional YouTube video that my cousin shared with me and hopefully inspire you to read her book too!

You HAVE to watch this!

click here to watch Kisses from Katie

and now on to the Library to check out the book!

Hope your day is full of blessings from our God and that you aren't to busy to bless others!

Monday, June 4, 2012

the celebrities who show up the most often are my celebrity twins:

Jennifer love hewitt, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Ashley Olson.

want to see who yours are?

go to and click on the "celebrities and fun" link.

Have Fun!! :))

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

for the love of music :)))

So if you know me at all, its no secret how much i love music! Specifically singing!! but i love it all.

i've always felt like music is a special, deeper way of communicating that God created to touch our hearts in a way that nothing else can......and in the same way express our hearts in a way like no other.....oh and i'm soooo thankful God created music!!

and so (this is where i become the music/choir loser) i've quite consistently spent my life imagining which songs would play where/when to the soundtrack of my life :)) ha ha ha!

oh i laugh but i am oh so serious and it actually means so much to me! :)

we're talking having a fun time at church and thinking of song i that i would love to sing or have playing in the background to that moment...(maybe Rachel Lampa's "You Lift Me Up") :)

sounds confusing, but its like picking "your song" for your first dance at your pick something that captures who you are as a couple-your relationship together-that special day and the rest of your lives... its that same philosophy with everything else in life :) ha ha!

ahhh.....if life were a musical! :) if my life were a musical. . . . :)

*Wicked's "Defying Gravity" would play in my Junior year of high school--letting go of bad choices...peer pressure... trusting God and moving on...!

*"Girls just wanna have fun" and "dancing queen" for the tween girlfriend years :)) (cliche but oh so perfect, we for sure got all dolled up and danced to those songs all the time)

*Carrie Underwood's "Don't forget to remember me" on my way to college....

*Barlow Girl's "Never Alone" when my mom fought against breast cancer....

*"Mayberry" by Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood's "Checotah" and "Wide Open Space's" by dixie chicks are all go to songs when i'm missing Othello (my home) or happy to be there :)

*"I think I'm in love" by Jessica Simpson reminds me of the amazing and giddy love i felt when Justin and I were first dating :))

*Tim McGraw's "my little girl" and "Cinderella" by Steven C. Chapman are my songs for my dad & I.

*and for Justin and me: our love song (among many) is "You & I" by Michael Buble :) and yes it was the song for our first dance at our wedding

mmm....just a few :)

music is just so good!

Thank you God for music :)

what if your life were a musical? :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globes 2012: Best Dressed!

Did you watch the golden globes last night?
I did!!
Did you find a favorite dress? I mean THE dress, the one you yourself would have worn if you had gone to the golden globes. . . ?
I did!! :)

So here are my top five favorite dresses from last night:

5. Shailene Woodley in Marchesa

4. Reese Witherspoon wearing a Zac Posen gown
reese witherspoon golden globes 2012 02

i feel like i always love anything Reese wears, lets face it she's gorgeous!

3. Katherine Mcphee in a custom Donna Karan gown
katharine mcphee 2012 golden globes red carpet 04

I love this look, so gorgeous and classy, and completely wearable for those of us
who don't attend red carpet events! :)

*did i mention i LOVE her accessories!?

2. Jessica Alba glittering in Gucci
jessica alba golden globes 04

****ok the top two were basically a tie because both of these gowns are
unbelievably gorgeous

but finally my number 1 absolute favorite--

I WISH I had this dress!

1. Kate Beckinsale glowing and glistening in Robert Cavalli
kate beckinsale golden globes 01
what can I say?
i love it all: the color, chiffon & lace, fit, hair, the it all!

Who were your favorites?