Sunday, October 25, 2009

Babyz in da Hood....

Last weekend I got to see a ton of good friends. One of the many highlights was dinner with my buds Jen, Miranda and Katy.

It was a ton of fun. We got little presents for Katy and Baby V. And took some photos that are sure to make the Baby hate me when she gets here.

Case and point:

The funniest conversation of the night involved Miranda deciding to start her own Baby Halloween Clothing Company. The business plan involves starting out with just Halloween costumes that cater to the baby interested in having a super fly costume and then eventually (after her first million) branching out to give the hip baby everyday-wear.

The company name will be: Babyz in da Hood. And the piece de resistance? The company will center around her invention of the 'Baby Grill' to give that baby a little extra bling.

A feat that the 2 carat diamond studs and Flava Flav necklace just won't provide.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens....

These are a few of my current favorite things:

1. I'm picking out Christmas music for my students, so I am enjoying Christmas in October and getting into the Holiday Spirit a little early this year.

2. I got to see Katy and Baby V this week. Also, Katy is making PW's Homemade Cinnamon Rolls as we speak. I can't wait to hear about the outcome!

3. My Graduate Recital is in a week. The exclamation points I feel in my soul are boundless.

4. I kinda want to be this dog.

5. This week's episode of The Office.

6. These chips:

7. Pathwords. Ugh. Pathwords is a thief of my time.

8. Boots Products. They are a thief of my money.

9. Hairbows. I know that may seem odd for a 25 year old, but all I know is that when little Miss Evans arrives in the world she's gonna have bows all over her sweet little head (if I have anything to do with it). But, this bow in particular is perfect for her! I just know she'll love it.

10. Lists of 10 items. Because clearly, lists of 9 items are just ridiculous.

Have a good weekend friends!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

International House of Cuisine

Because I am fancy, my dinner tonight consisted of Ramen Noodles, 4 Chicken Taquitos and a flashback to 2002.

Monday, October 5, 2009

We Interrupt Our Regular Programming...

I'll be back soon with another post on something really important like my top five favorite lip balms, but in the meantime, here's something I've been pondering lately:

Recently, I was talking with a friend and she began to tell me a story. This story involved one of our mutual friends and from the beginning I had a feeling that it was a seriously big piece of gossip. As soon as I realized this I got a feeling in the pit of my stomach. I'm ashamed to say the feeling was giddy excitement.

Do you ever get that feeling? Has that ever happened to you? Because, I have to say, it is almost always my reaction in this scenario.

I have always loved knowing secrets, and over the years, my desire to know secrets has made me good at keeping them. Or at least good at picking who I share them with. At any rate, I love being in the know and feeling included, so when someone shares an interesting tidbit I feel giddy and excited.

But, after hearing this latest story, I may be changing my mind. There is nothing exciting about families being torn apart. I do not feel giddy over the prospect of lives being ruined or friends hurting. What I feel is heartbroken. Heartbroken for my friend and for myself. That my sin is just as self-seeking and hurtful as anyone else's.

Obviously, that feeling of giddy excitement has given way to serious sadness and great humility. I see now that whatever fleeting pleasures came from this don't mean a thing when judged against the test of eternity. There is only One great hope to put our trust and faith into. Only One worth living our days for. Only He can help us to weather the storm and the quicksand of sin. God have mercy.

In HIM we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace. -Ephesians 1:7