Monday, December 27, 2010

A poem

Merry belated Christmas to you all!

 [A bit of fashion from this non fashion related post; I admire people who wear red lipstick regularly, knock off ray's and of course, tights.]

To start, here are two Christmas miracles that occurred this season:
  1. The Broncos won a football game, all thanks to Tim Tebow (whom my parents want me to marry, they recently informed me that that is their retirement plan.. no pressure)
  2. My sister, Savannah, is getting married on September 29 to her fiance Jason. Anonymously, someone donated $5,000 dollars to their wedding venue, nearly paying in full the cost of their wedding. This only affirms the purity and value in their relationship
  On quite a different not from my usual posts, I have felt an urging in my heart to share a poem I wrote while I was abroad in New Zealand. I hope you not only enjoy this poem, but get a sense of meaning from it as well. May it touch your heart. 

It all started when I was a little girl
Trying to figure out this big, crazy world
But somewhere along the line
My eyes became blind
And I started to wonder
Where is this God of thunder?
It seemed as if maybe He was too busy
But thinking that only made my head dizzy
It made me all the more lost
Thinking God was this mean boss
Fire breathing
Always angry and leaving
Arms closed, back turned
Thinking this time my lesson was learned..
Until one day,
You changed my ways..
As if awoken from a sleep
You pulled me out of the deep
And when I thought all hope was gone
You showed up in my life like the morning dawn
The angry God that I thought..
Turns out He was not
I began to see Your love
And realized it was something from above
And as You gently drew in near
I lost all sense of fear
For a second I thought it was too good to be true
But then you gave me a heart brand new
Making me pure
And eternally secure
And suddenly I knew!
The One this was all possible through
And so I give praise to Your Son
Because I know He is the only one
Who gave me life
In the midst of all my strife

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tis the season!

 As most of you know, Christmas is right around the bend! It comes as even more of a shock to me considering I live in Colorado and have only experienced a couple snowstorms! Oh the randomness of Colorado weather.. Regardless of it not FEELING like Christmas, our house is decked out as usual from ceiling to floor in everything Christmas (my mother is a little obsessed with Christmas..). This year, she put me in charge of designing the table setting. Automatically the wheels in my brain started turning and all I could picture was glass jars filled with glitter (of course), pine cones, candles, and other pretty things for a classic yet rustic feel. Sounds quite random, but then I saw the Pottery Barn Catalog and guess who already published my idea? Right.. So here is their spin on MY wonderful idea:

Fabulous right? Well here is my (less glamorous) version:
Since they borrowed my idea, I figured it was okay to borrow their paper star idea, they're just too cute!

So although I may not be up to Pottery Barn's standard, I still think this will make a chic and extravagant table setting for the Christmas season! And also in spirit of Christmas..
Back in '07 in one of my legendary ugly Christmas sweaters! It isn't Christmas without one!