Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In my heart of hearts, I believe that Jesus loves a good cup of coffee.

It's a reoccurring feeling I get every time I hold a nice warm mug in my hands, a feeling of peace and rest.

A reminder that He is near and that I am loved.

Summer sure is sweet.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friends turned brides and wedding showers.

I just got back from a dear friend's bridal shower.

She is one of four of my friends getting married this summer and I think a part of me is still in denial that this is actually happening.

Quick! Send help. I don't want to grow up.

On spending time with my nephew and being an aunt.

Since I've been home, I've been spending a lot of time with my nephew Leonardo.

I've been an aunt my whole life (literally, ask me about it) but there's something so special to me about having a little boy to take care of.

You see, Leo, as we call him, is the first boy out of eight, the rest are girls (some women now, EEK).

Anyhow, I've been pretty heavily involved in my nieces lives from day 1. I've changed their diapers, played with them, wiped their tears, cleaned up their messes and held their little hands.

But now that I'm in school and away from home, 9 out of 12 months of the year, I can't do that with my nephew.

He's a year and a few months old now and he doesn't know me to the degree that my nieces did at his age.

Because of that I try to spend as much time as I can whenever I'm over or he's around.

I'm on summer break so doing that's a lot easier now.

Here are some pictures of the last time I was with him...

Lately he's been super into watering the plants and it's so fun to watch him, as he runs back and forth to water the same plant, time after time.

He also likes playing with his water gun, as noted in the first picture, which reminds me about just how true it is that a man's heart is built differently from a woman's.

This little guy's heart is made for adventure.

Again, God really knew what He was doing when He made it that way, which is pretty cool.

Leo makes a pretty good model, don't you think?

I think we'll keep him :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Hey friends!

I'm Elizabeth.

I am a follower of Jesus, lover of people and friend to coffee.

I used to blog under this same domain when I was in high school but I didn't use it well and i'm looking to start over.

I am starting this blog in part because of where I believe Jesus is leading me and because at twenty-years-of-age, I have found that these are the years worth capturing and living.

I am seeking to get past the monotony of life, to live one that is worthy of the calling I've received from my Father in Heaven and to tell some pretty great stories through it.

I hope you'll join me in telling them!

(I'm new to this community and I'd love to find other bloggers who are seeking more creative lives or who can be an encouragement to me!)

Grace and peace,