Saturday, July 12, 2008

a few of my favorite things.

This is my husband, Jared,
and I on our wedding day -
May 31, 2008. It was
absolutely perfect. I'll
probably reference it
a lot - and I can promise
I'll reference Jared a lot.
He works for A&M right
now and our hope is to go to
Ireland someday and help
people know Jesus.

(photo courtesy of danielcolvinphotography)
This is my family (and another wedding picture - you should probably plan on seeing a lot of them :). Hillary, my middle sister, will be a sophomore at A&M and Olivia, my youngest sister, will be a junior in high school. My mom, Val, is the executive director of His Grace Foundation and Dad, Buck, is a pastor at Grace Bible. They live in College Station now, too. I love it. They love having anyone over and its really kind of the Lord to have them living in the same town as Jared and I for a while. We're really blessed by them.
(photo courtesy of danielcolvinphotography)

I thought through writing about some friends and putting up pictures, but I wouldn't really know how to do that. They'll come up through my postings, don't worry. You've already heard about Hillary, Olivia, and Lindsay - they're a fabulous place to start :).

This is Ireland. I went there last summer. Jared and I are going back in Summer 2009, should everything go along with what we've mapped out in our minds :). God has given us a special heart for this beautiful country and its people - we're excited to see where He continues leading. Right now, He has us serving at Grace Bible alongside high school seniors who we adore. They're teaching us a lot about Jesus that I know will help us love others in the future.

I like books, movies, Lost, and oh so much music. Plenty to come on all of the above and more :).
I love Jesus with everything I have- or at least that's what I'm seeking to do. "He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm." - Psalm 40:2. I don't know what else to do with myself but love Him.


i've decided to start a new blog.

i spent time with a dear friend last night (Lindsay - and we were talking about why we do or don't write at different time's in our lives. it inspired me to try again after quite a long silence both in my own journal and on the world wide web. we'll see what happens. maybe i'll write a lot, i hope so, but maybe not.

i explained to lindsay that i don't want to use blogging to rant or make statements i wouldn't make face to face with someone. i don't want to project an image of someone i'm not. but i do want to imagine, explore, be creative. so maybe i'll discover a little more about Jesus and myself by writing, and change through that, that would be great. but i'm not going to be fake or pretend to be something i'm not. just explore and dig, that's all.

jared helped me come up with the name for this blog - wesingwedance. it's taken from the title of jason mraz' most recent album (we steal. we dance. we steal things.), which we highly recommend and is playing as i type. i'll probably talk a good bit about music.

enjoy your weekend.