Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 27: Halloween

Day 27. Halloween.

Im really tired so I am going to bed. Plus I left my camera at Ehlanas. So I'll put pictures up tomorrow too. But I am happy. Goodnight.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 26: Christy

Day 26. Christy.

What a day. I spent my entire day in Eugene watching the marching band festival that both Hannah and Christy and Tim were in. Seriously. How did this happen?? I loved it. I have a new respect for marching band kids and they all did really, really good. Ahh, I can't even imagine being in marching band myself. It is so incredibly difficult looking.

But anyway, as we were driving in to the stadium, Tim and Christy's band was just about to leave the parking lot to go on the field. I frantically looked for my precious cousins and quickly spotted my darling Christy. It was like magic. We both saw each other and I saw her sweet little face light up and shout my name in excitement. It was also torture because we have not seen each other for 4 months. And we still could not be together. But the look on her face was so priceless. It just filled my heart with love. 

We ended up running into each other later after her band was over. I was able to give her and Tim quick hugs, but we didn't get time to chat. I can't wait for Thanksgiving. Uggg. But I am happy to see them, still.

Oh, and I am happy because I have my favorite Italian food sitting in my tummy right now. Seriously, if you are ever in Eugene you HAVE to go to Beppe & Giannis Trattoria. So delicious.

But yes. I am so proud of all my favorite band people. It is hard work and I felt so honored to be able to watch as all their hard work paid off. What a lovely day.

Enjoy this lovely picture of us from a year ago.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 24: Cousins

Day 24. Cousins.

Tonight I am spending the night at Corban with Sarah. I really like her. But that should be obvious. We just watched Horton Hears a Who and now we are just chillinnnn. It is somewhat strange being here, on account of my intended plans for this school year, but at the same time, I feel totally content at where I am. I am just happy to be with Sarah.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 23: Ruby Red Slippers

Day 23. Ruby Red Slippers.

Today I bought the most amazing shoes I have ever owned in my life. I went into the store promising myself I would not by myself anything, yet I still ended up with this amazing treasure.

Hannah and I had to go up to Bridgeport to buy birthday gifts for a ton of people. We made a quick stop at Peets Coffee and sipped on delicious Berry Pomegranate Freddos then made our way to Urban Outfitters. I almost peed my pants when I saw these. Unfortunately they did not have my size and I loved them so much I still bought them in a size smaller than I needed. So here they are:


AHHH. I love them. They are kinda weird, but I still love them.

Anyway, Hannah and I had a fabulous time and it was so great to be together. Today has been wonderful. I am now watching the Halloween episode of the Office and sipping the first jug of egg nog for the season. Such a wonderful evening for a wonderful day.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 22: Apples

Day 22. Apples.

I love apples. That is pretty much all I need to say. I eat at least 2 a day. Today I had three. Sunday I had five. It has been this way since I can remember. Just not at this massive scale. I love apples so much. Especially honeycrisp. Yum-o-yum.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 21: Muffins

Day 21. Muffins.

Can I just say how much I love having Tuesdays and Thursdays off?! I love it. This morning I slept in, leisured around the house, made blueberry muffins, started my online class, and stayed in yoga pants all day long. It was so pleasant.

But, going back to the muffins, I made some tasty blueberry muffins from scratch all by myself. This is only part of my quest to become half the cook my mother is. It is my dream to cook and bake as well has her. So far I can make desserts, breads, pastas, any tomato dish, and now muffins. I have not yet tried a whole meal yet, and I am some-what nervous to try. This is mainly in part of my fear of touching meat. That is a whole different issue...

But for now, muffins are a good start. Take a look at these yummy creatures:

They were so yummy and had a tasty cinnamon strudel topping. This recipe came from one of my favorite bloggers of all time. She inspires me to blog. She is just the cutest thing ever and has such a great heart. You can read her blog here. But anyway, it was a successful morning. Now I just need to sleep so I can be rested for tomorrow!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 20: Rain

Day 20. Rain.

Wow. I've made it 20 days. This is quite the accomplishment. Yay!!

Today it rained. Actually it poured. I got to wear my new equestrian rainboots finally. I love it.I love the storminess, I love the cold, I love everything about this season. I do, I do.

Today was the perfect day for old Jacks Mannequin albums and warm volvos while I waited for Ryan to get out of school. If there is anything I love about old volvos, it is how incredibly hot they get. It was so warm and cozy. Once again, I loved it.

Oh, how I'd love to see him live...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 19: Goodness

Day 19. Goodness.

Today was such a great day. It started in the early hours of 7:45 when I babysat my favorite Adams family. The morning was filled with eating a yummy breakfast together, telling stories about pretty flower girl dresses, and talking like whales for 10 minutes strait. Those children never cease to make me smile.

After that, Ryan and I went to church then we went to Red Robin for lunch. It was nice to have brother-sister time. He is a good kid.

The rest of the day was spent visiting grandpa at the rehab center (don't be alarmed. its for his knee), family dinner, and yummy apple crisp.

Then came the part I have been waiting weeks for. WE FINALLY CARVED PUMPKINS!!!

It was so cozy to be carving pumpkins and the rain was coming down and to just be with my family.

I love this.

Right to left. Hannah, Me, Ryan

Possibly the best part of Hannah's job.
She brought 5 bags of donuts home today.

Day 18: Robin Hood

Day 18. Robin Hood.

I think I am in love with Robin Hood. Or maybe the idea of him. Or maybe I'm in love with the idea Lady Marion. Who knows. I love powerful women (not creepy). I am a sucker for princess movies or anything to do with women being the hero at the end. But I think it goes on beyond "girl power". I like the idea of a woman being strong and courageous and still getting an amazing life at the end. I think women have the opportunity way too much to be the princess that needs to be saved. So many girls play dumb and helpless in order to be saved by their prince. This is so not how it works. I refuse to sacrifice my character to play the part of a princess. It honestly breaks my heart to see girls act foolish to gain attention. I am aware that it is so much easier to play dumb then be smart, but it is so much more real to be honest. Unfortunately, we are human for now. Life is going to get bad before we feel better. But for now we have to make the best of it. So to all the girls who want to be saved by Robin Hood, we have to fight next to him instead of slowing him down to save us too. We need to start fighting for ourselves.

Besides...didn't Someone already die in battle for us?? and no. its not Russell Crowe...

But it did make for a good movie.
I still love Robin Hood.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 17: Burgerville and Secret Stuff

Day 17. Burgerville and Secret Stuff.

So this evening I went down to Eugene with a friend. We did some top secret things and then celebrated with a big delicious dinner at Burgerville. I would go into more detail, but this is her thing to tell to people, not mine. But, guess what is in season?!?! PUMPKIN MILKSHAKES!!!!

Anyway, it was a fun evening and I feel honored I was able to join my friend on this little adventure. I really love this girl and I hope all of her dreams come true. I honestly really do.

Now as I drift off to sleep, my tummy is digesting yummy food and I will dream good dreams.

Goodnight world.

Day 16: Sleep

Day 16. Sleep.

Last night I did not post because I was sleeping. So not blogging made me happy last night.
My day went like this:

Wake up.
Was determined to accomplish things.
Got distracted by the internet.
Felt bad that I let the internet waste my time.
Got one tiny assignment done.
Got ready for work.
Went to work.
Finished those assignments I never did.
Ate lasagna.
Watched old episodes of The Hills with Hannah.
Went to the Hospital for a little visit.
Went to the coffee shop.
Talked to Prudence.
Watched the office.
Thought about blogging.

I'm not sure why I just outlined all that, but it makes me feel better about not blogging. So here I am. Next day. Today will be fun. It is weird I'm not working today, but I have a fun little day planned ahead of me. So now, I have to finish History so I can enjoy this weekend.


Oh. and this makes me laugh. Chemeketa's online "tip of the week":
The convenience of online classes requires extra time. Still, it's safer than driving through traffic.

Thanks Chemeketa. Good logic. I feel safer.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 15: Good Again

Day 15: Good Again.

Everything that went so incredibly wrong on day 10 has been fixed.
Life is good.
God is good.
I am thankful.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 14: Bucket List

Day 14. Bucket List.

So as I am sitting here at the Broadway Coffeehouse on this incredible sunny day, I feel as if today is a good day to create my bucket list. There are a million things I want to do but I want it to be written so I can add things to it. I was actually inspired to do this after I was in Seattle this summer and saw Christy's list. She made this adorable book of things to do. Plus I love lists so this is perfect. It might be short at first but I'll gradually add to it. So here we go.

1. See the Northern Lights
2. Learn to cook a full meal
3. See Justin Timberlake live in concert
4. Own a house like the darling ones in South Salem.
5. Decorate that house like crazy.
6. Have parties for no reason frequently
7. Go on a vacation with my closest friends
8. Get married
9. Include Hannah, Ehlana, Sarah, and Christy in said wedding party.
10. Graduate college with a degree I love
11. Go to the Caribbean
12. Take more risks
13. Go on a missions trip
14. Consider adoption
15. Avoid mom jeans
16. Be open minded
17. Swim in warm ocean water as much as I can

So that it it for now. I think. Ill add more as they come to me.

Also, if you have not been to the Broadway Coffeehouse, you have to come here. Yummy Stumptown coffee and fantastic iced tea. I am seriously here at least 3 days a week. It is my favorite study place. Plus it is gorgeous on this sunny day. Nothing like iced tea and She & Him (Zooey Deschanel!) to make this perfect fall day perfect. I love it.

Seriously. How cute is she?? Also, a darling little tidbit, she is married to the
lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie. How perfect, huh?!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 13: Devotions

Day 13. Devotions.

A little fact about me: the Bible overwhelms me. I never know where to start. I struggle just picking it up and reading random sections. I want so badly to be able to read it and understand it and have it work perfectly. But it doesn't. But I also think that is the mystery of the Bible. For that reason, I pursue it.

Another little fact: I DONT STICK WITH THINGS. I always go into things with good intentions but never follow through.

Soooooo, these 2 little things have been HUGE roadblocks in my spirituality.

Until lately.

I was at Powells a month ago and found this little thing:
It is called Solo. In this book contains snippets from the entire New Testament. It pretty much takes the biggest parts of each Chapter and created a devotional out of it. But, this is in the Lectio divina format which I LOVE. That pretty much means there is a reading passage, then a series of prompts to think about, followed by prayer prompts, followed by ways to apply it to everyday life. Oh, and the icing on the cake? It is in The Message translations. Which means....super easy to understand (I'm not saying this is better than reading the actual passages of the Bible--it just makes it much more comprehensible). I am loving this.



I am so proud. I have not skipped one day.

I am feeling the impact as well.

This is so encouraging.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 12: Sleepovers, Sunshine, Snacks, and Sneezes

Day 12. Sleepovers, Sunshine, and Snacks.

I love Ehlana Struth. Last night Ehlana came over at 10:30 to sleep in my room with me so I wouldn't be scared my first night alone. She is such a good friend. We were up the whole night eating a carton of mint chip ice cream and watching old episodes of The Hills. I just really like that gal.

Sunshine. Today was amazingly sunny. I love this sunny-looking-but-really-cold weather. LOVE it. I started studying then ended up falling asleep sitting at the picnic table while I was studying. It was so nice.
Notice my pink Give a Shirt. ♥
Snacks. Today I made pumpkin bars. Enough said.

Sneezes. My dog just sneezed on me and now my leg is wet. It was cute so I don't care.

The End.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 11: New Bedroom

Day 11. New Bedroom.

Its official. I am all moved it. If you didn't know, my dad turned out laundry room into my room. It is tiny and small, but I like it. Surprisingly, I have a ton of room. Actually, it is really, really empty right now.This was nice because my old room that I shared with Hannah was becoming way to crowded because I had so much stuff laying around that I was supposed to take to college with me.

Even though I am moved in, there is still a few things to do. We still need to finish the trim around the window. We need to put the outlets in the wall (i have nothing to plug my computer in). We need to install the lights (above my bed and put in my Christmas lights). We need to mount all my picture frames. We have a lot to do....WAHHHH.

Here is a little peek at what we have done so far. I'll post more once everything is situated, but for now, here is a little looksey.

So that is my little abode for now. I am craving lights and pictures on the wall. It is really dark in here compared to what I normally sleep in. Its kind of sad. I love the bright lights of my old room.

Hannah. What will I do? We have shared a room since I could remember. Apparently my parents gave us our own rooms at one point and we both literally screamed and cried the entire night. Needless to say, we have always shared a room. And I have loved it. Now that we are both so busy that is sometimes the only place we see each other.Alas, I need quiet space to work and Hannah needs to go to bed earlier. So I think this is best in the long run, but right now it is a little sad. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my room. It will just be different. 

I am so thankful for this. I am so thankful my dad did all this work for me. This was no small task. This was a major undertaking and of course my dad being the amazing fellow he is wanted to make it really special. He took it a step beyond and designed me the "princess cove". My bed sits in this cozy little nook he made for me and it is adorable. I love him. And my mom, too. She was the one who pushed him to get it done so soon. I am so blessed.

But yes. Here it goes. My first night in my new room.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 10:

Day 10:

Day 10 has no title. I'm tired. My brain is tired. My feet are tired. My heart is tired. Today has been a struggle. I'm not quite sure why, either. The only thing I can come up with is tiredness. From the physical tiredness of aerobics and work, to the mental tiredness of school and life. I am so tired. I need sleep. I need Jesus time. But I do want to share something. Its kinda freaky, kinda cool. The past 2 nights I have had terrible nightmares. Like so bad I can still remember them now. But each time I have woken myself up with my intense prayers. Last night it happened multiple times with the same prayer. But instead of me praying to get out of the terrible things in my dream, I was praying for things I need in my real life. Things that had nothing to do with my dreams. But exactly what I need. I can't really explain it, but I know God is prompting me to do something.

Anyway, I wanted to write this down more for my benefit more than anything. I need to remember this. I am somewhat uncomfortable sharing this so publicly, but I am learning to be honest with myself. I need to get out of this tiredness. I don't know how much longer my emotions can handle being strung out so far. 

But today. Fast forward to this evening. Driving home my tiredness kicked in and my emotions lost it. I broke down. Finally. This past week has been like a sneeze that I can't get out but it keeps coming back. Finally I snapped. I let my anger and frustration get to me and it overtook me. I know that this blog is titled "happy heart", but tonight my heart was sad. Yet, my heart is thankful. I think it is incredibly unrealistic for me to believe I will be happy 100% of the time. I am human. Life is good. Not always happy. So I am thankful. I am thankful for the life I have. I am thankful for the people around me. I am thankful for food and warmth and showers.I am thankful for this room I am sharing with Hannah for the last time tonight (bittersweet).  I am thankful Sarah came over and watched BABIES tonight with me. I am thankful for babies.

Life is good.

Seriously, such a good movie.
Tell me life is bad as you are looking at this baby...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 9: Beauty

Day 9. Beauty.

Today was beautiful. The morning was beautiful. This afternoon was beautiful. This evening was frustrating, but beautiful. I have been painting all day. I'm tired and really overwhelmed. But I am happy I've made so much progress. My bedroom is officially painted.

I want to do a blog post specifically about my room when I move in but here is a sneak peek.

[Notice the heart my dad etched into the wall for me ♥ ]


Ehlana stopped by...

Ryan did this behind my back while I was off being frustrated.
Good boy.
Im so done painting. So glad its done. All that is left is to put the floor in and trim and touch-up and put outlets in. Then move in Saturday. It will happen.

Now. Back to what made me happy. Spiderwebs. These silly things are EVERYWHERE. EVERYWHERE. Seriously. There is a massive spider overtaking going on outside. Its impressive. And beautiful. Creation never ceases to amaze me.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 8: Veggie Tales

Day 8: Veggie Tales.

Okay. So I know the name of my blog is really cheesy. REALLY. I almost changed it, but that would be incredibly self conscious, which is something i am trying to avoid with this blog. Let me explain why  I named this what I did.

When I was a child, my parents bought every single VeggieTale VHS possible. This is not an exaggeration. We have a trunk FULL of VeggieTales. At least 20. We loved those movies (and we still do). They were a big part of my childhood.

In the Madame Blueberry episode, Madame Blueberry wants everything that she can't have. She goes to StuffMart to get more stuff but comes across a little girl who has nothing but is thankful for an apple pie she had. So simple, yet she is very thankful. The little girl goes on to sing this song:

I thank God for this day,
For the sun in the sky,
For my mom and my dad,
For my piece of apple pie!
For our home on the ground
For His love that's all around
That's why I say thanks everyday!
Because a thankful heart is a happy heart!
I'm glad for what I have,
That's an easy way to start!
For the love that He shares,
'Cuz He listens to my prayers,
That's why I say thanks everyday!

Still cheesy? Yes. But it is the idea that counts. Think about it. A thankful heart is a happy heart. It is so true. My heart will never be satisfied with silly stuff from StuffMart. It is these little things that make me happy.

So I am thankful.
I thank God for this day (It was another great day to be alive),
For the sun in the sky (it was GORGEOUS today. so wonderful, so what i needed),
For my mom and my dad (this is an understatement),
For my piece of apple pie (uhh, try pumpkin)!
For our home on the ground (and my new bedroom Ill be moving into this weekend)
For His love that's all around, (Your love O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies (Psalm 36:5),
Because a thankful heart is a happy heart!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 7: Black Cat

Day 7: Black Cat

So there is this cat. A black cat. For the past year I have been trying to be making friends with it through cookies, milk, and fruit. None of this has worked.


This past weekend I found my black cat friend sitting on the back porch. I opened the door and he ran to the bush, but he was still watching me. So I went back in and got him some milk. He drank it.

Sunday. Black Cat was watching me from the back yard again. I decided to pet him. He ran away to the grapes. I followed him and brought him more milk. He drank it all. Poor kitty is hungry.

Fast forward to this morning. I was on the phone with my Aunt Jane. I walked into the kitchen to get some breakfast. I stop to look outside outside the window. GUESS WHO WAS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW?!?!


Let me rephrase this. Guess who jumped onto the planter so he could look inside my house for his new best friend?!? BLACK CAT!!! Seriously. This cat jumped onto the window to look into the house. He was so looking for me.This is such an accomplishment. We are now best friends. Words cannot even describe my happiness. I am now one step closer to having a cat to snuggle with at night!

Just kidding. I'm way too allergic.

I love this creature.
And apparently it loves me now too.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 6: Fall

Day 6. Fall.

Today was perfect. The air was cold. The sun was shining. Today was lovely. Fall might be my favorite season. Or winter. I don't know. It's a tie. But I love fall for many reasons. Today is a testament why:

1. More bed sheets. Fall=cold=more blankets=cozy. Last night I added my quilt to my stack of six blankets I sleep with. It was the coziest feeling I have felt in a while. I fell right to sleep.

2. Fun Coincidences. How strange is this...a nice boy in my Lit class is going to Biola too. Seriously. What a small world. Oh. And he wears TOMS. And he smells good. Which is kinda rare at Chemeketa.

3. Cardigans. Today I broke out my favorite old man cardigan. It is a perfect gray color and it is long and cozy. Last year I'm pretty sure I never took it off. I have a feeling this year will be the same.

4. Wind. I woke up this morning and saw sunshine. Expecting it to be warm, I walked outside and it was FREEZING (hence the need for the cardigan). It was chilly and it made me shiver, but I love it. I love being really cold then warming up.

5. FOOOOOOOD. I got home from work today and my mother saved me some of my favorite fall foods. Blueberry muffins, Swedish meatballs, green bean casserole. We topped it off with a pumpkin creamcheese cake roll and dark chocolate raspberry hot chocolate. YUMMMMMM. Seriously. I wish I could slice my belly open and eat it all over again.

6. Books. I love reading. Last night Hannah picked me up a new book while she was at Borders. I can't wait to get into it.

7. Clean bedrooms. This cozy time of year has inspired me to finally clean my room. It was a mess. Possibly the worst it has ever been. I kept telling myself it was only because I am about to move rooms, but no. It was really, really bad. Like so bad my suitcase was still not put away from California-bad. Alas, it is clean and I am cozy.

I love sooooo much more about fall. But today just got me so excited for this wonderful season. What do you love about fall??

Told you it was bad.
Notice how the only clear space is where the door opens...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 5: Worship

Day 5. Worship.

I love worship music. LOVE IT. Today I (and the rest of my church) experienced a mind-blowing-teary-eyed-incredible worship service. My face had chills. My stomach had chills. This was the kind of worship that makes you remember why you fell in love with Jesus in the first place. Let me tell you how it went.

So at the 11:00 service, Logan Martin was leading worship for the last time as an official staff member. He told the story of how King David was called out for being an undignified worshipper. Now, the funny thing about David was, he was worshipping Jesus because he loved Jesus. This was before the cross. This was before his sins were paid for. Isn't that incredible? We often worship Jesus for what he did for us. But what if He didn't die on the cross and save us?? Would we still have the same passion for Christ if the cross was forgotten? Often I get so wrapped up in worshiping Jesus because it makes me feel better. But I realized, ITS NOT ABOUT ME.

Anyway, so Logan went on to invite us to become undignified worshippers. So we did. People knelt, people clapped, people shouted for joy. We got out of our comfort zone and just worshipped our great God. Then, as if it was icing on the cake, a woman went over to the cross and nailed a white ribbon into it (At SAC, that symbolizes new life in Christ). It was such a powerful moment for me. I get face chills just thinking about it. I can honestly say this was the most moving experience I have ever felt.

The Wonderful Cross was a prominent piece in this worship experience. I never took the words seriously until today. You can hear it here:

So, in closing, I challenge you to imagine worship without the cross. Worship Jesus for JESUS. What is your faith like without the cross? Could you still worship Jesus without Him dying for you? What about Heaven? Would you still want to go to Heaven if Jesus wasn't there? What are our motives behind our faith? Think about that.

We cannot loose sight in what we are doing.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 4: Pumpkin Pie Blizzards

Day 4. Pumpkin Pie Blizzards.

Tonight I ate this:

I love the props in this picture. Classy.
 It was like a big piece of cold heaven in my mouth. I enjoyed this treat alongside my high school chum Prudence. It was nice to see her on account of the month we have been apart. BUT YUM. It even had little crust pieces in it. My only regret?? Eating so much dinner before this yum-yum. I could have packed so much more in to my belly. I wish I had 5 more mini-pumpkin pie blizzards right NOW.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 3: Childhood

Day 3. Childhood.

So I was brushing my teeth this morning and looked at this picture that was hanging outside the bathroom. I don't know why I never saw it earlier. It honestly made me lol. I. LOOK. THE. SAME. Seriously. 13 years later and I still have this haircut.

Also, take a look at Hannah's hair...haha. She is so cute. So is Ryan. But yes. I loved growing up with these two. Its the little things they do. Like how Ryan runs to the kitchen when I get home from work so we can eat popcorn together. Or how he keeps offering to let me paint his nails. Or how Hannah can always make me laugh. Its kind of nice living with your best friend. In fact, I'm going out with that little lady tonight. That will probably be the best part of my day but I just want to spend all tonight hanging out with her. So for now, this is what made me happy today.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 2: Friendship

Day 2. Friendship.

After a long day of studying and finishing my online class, my day ended with a delicious hot chocolate date with Ehlana. It was lovely. We sipped on peppermint hot chocolate, talked about high school, and dipped our chocolate chip biscottis in our foamy drinks.

And we giggled about how cute her shredded TOMS are.

Seriously. Look how cute her little toe looks poking out of that hole.
If you don't know Ehlana, you want to. She is amazing/beautiful/the best friend a girl could ask for. She is such a big influence in my life and I love her oh, so much. And she makes me happy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 1: TOMS Wedges

So I've seen a ton of blogs doing this for the month of October, but I am going to take it one step further and do one post a day for the next 50 days (it will end on Thanksgiving). Pretty much it goes like this:

Every day I will be posting something that made me happy during that day. I keep finding myself getting stuck on the bad parts of my day so I feel that this will be a great reminder showing me how amazing my life really is. Plus I think it will motivate me to get out and do things. I totally challenge you to do the same.

So here it goes.


Seriously the most brilliant thing ever created [look past the dog hair--Fiona loves them too]. I wanted to sleep with them last night. These shoes are also a testament of my mother's love for me. She drove all the way to East Portland to get them with me. At night. And we got lost more than once. And I'm pretty sure we witnessed a drug exchange. All for shoes. And because I am terrified of Lloyd Center. I love her.