March 2009Walking Worthy: March 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What I Love About Spring

Spring is one of my favorite seasons! Fall comes in at a close second. There are so many things about Spring that makes me love it so!

I love the mild weather of Spring. I love weather where I could wear a sweatshirt in the morning, but by afternoon it is warm enough for a tank top. Maybe it comes from growing up in New Mexico, I'm not sure. All I know is that when I walk out into the warm weather it creates an energy and happiness I don't feel in other seasons.

I love how Spring wakes up God's creation. It is like everything has been sleeping all winter as it was trying to get away from that icky coldness, but now it can come out and show its true colors. Flowers bloom, the grass turns green, the birds chirp. Ugh! I love it! There is no better feeling than when I walk out my door and can even smell Spring! Yes, I said smell!

Flowers...I love spring flowers. I love tulips, daffodils, lilacs, hydrangea, and bluebonnets. I am especially obsessed with lilacs and bluebonnets. The last few days I have been scanning the highway as I drive home, just hoping for one glimpse of a Texas bluebonnet. I seriously could get in a wreck the way I have been driving. And happened. I was driving home, talking to my boyfriend on the phone, I gasped a huge gasp. He probably thought I was dying or something, no I saw the first bluebonnets! When I told him this, he just laughed. But for real, I was so excited! Lilacs remind me of home. Lilacs make me think of comfort. The house I grew up in had lilacs on every corner, purple and white. Oh it is the best Spring smell ever!

Colors...I love the colors that we see in Spring. I love the pinks, blues, greens, and yellows. I love how clothes become vibrant, ugh I am so tired of wearing gray and black! Oooh and white pants, I love the look of white pants. I know that's weird and I know I can wear them in any season, but they just look so much more appropriate in Spring!

Photography...All winter long I have been trapped inside unable to really do what I love to do...take pictures. Spring time means getting outside and capturing God's amazing creation. I love it! I cannot wait to get out into this fabulous weather and start shooting!

I hope you are enjoying Spring as much as I am...It officially starts this week! Pictures of this amazing season to come!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Trip to OK

Well, this last weekend was Girl's Weekend. We spent most of the weekend driving, but it was definitely fun to spend time with the girls. Friday night after we all got off of work we packed in my car and headed to Tulsa, OK. We arrived about 11:30.

Now this is after I spent last week at home for the funeral, the week before that with Evangelism Conference, the week before that I had my first retreat, the weekend before that I had D-now. So I was a little tired on the drive...okay I will a little tired all weekend, okay so I would randomly get so sleepy that my eyes just wanted to go to sleep. Okay, so maybe I fell asleep twice during a movie. But I couldn't help it!!

Sat we had alot of fun, we drove to OBU to eat at our favorite place. You may be thinking that we are absolutely insane driving an hour just to eat at our favorite place, but no, in fact we were quite sane (except for me in my sleepiness). So we got there, Benedict Street Marketplace, heaven on earth. Kristen and Ashley Skidmore were praying they had blackberry tea, I was praying they hadn't run out of chicken salad. Well, we were in luck! They had both! We ate our sandwiches insanely full of garlic, drank our exceptionally wonderful blackberry iced tea, and finished it off with a warm freshly baked cookie. Oh the goodness! These are the things dreams are made of!

Sunday we had the chance to go to Kristen's church, it was quite different than what I am used to, but it was a good experience. Then we ate wonderful, wonderful Mexican food. Yes the mecca of Mexican in Oklahoma...Teds. Oh how I have missed it! (If you haven't noticed I really love food. I should weigh hundreds of pounds....but for some reason, I don't) Skidmore and I shared fajitas, with their amazing homemade tortillas. (Side note, if you would ever like to make my day bring me real, homemade flour tortillas, not that fake mess at Rosas! I will love you forever)

I leave you with a picture of "the roommates" as I call us. These are my college roommates right before we got full on Teds!