"I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have."
-Rupert Brooke

Monday, March 15, 2010

sometimes we question Him...

...and yet we always know He only puts us through things He can get us through. Today is a sad day. Well it is the middle of a sad few days. Sad actually doesn't even fit the bill. One of my best friends, Amber, has lost her newest little niece through complications associated with being a premie baby. It is heartbreaking-- Samantha wasn't even two months old.

My family has known this family for roughly 22 years. My mom taught Amber in Mothers Day out back in the day and we grew up as church friends ever since. In middle school the bond became closer, and then three years ago I was honored to stand next to Amber as a bridesmaid in her wedding. She is one of my dearest friends and I can't stand how bad she is hurting.

To make it even worse- my older sister, Abby, and Amber's older sister, Jaclyn(Samantha's mommy) are good friends as well. Jacyln sang at both my brother and my sister's weddings. Our mom are good friends, doing double duties together for PTA, Project Graduation, and everything else related to being amazing mothers.

It is so hard to trust in Him in times like this, but I have faith that he knows all and takes care of everyone and everything in His light. I ask if you are reading this- please say a quick prayer for the Johnson Family, the Ainsworth family, and anyone and everyone else who has lost a baby too soon...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

On the road...

So today is my Friday at work. Believe me I am stoked, however I am a little apprehensive about the weekend ahead of me. I am so excited to be going to Houston for my great friends' wedding (Love you Oliver and Andrea!!) but I can't help but think about how crazy it will be.

Now don't get me wrong, I love weddings. The friendships, the family, the LOVE. Not to mention the dancing and booze ;) However to be in a wedding is a whole different story- at least for the girls. It is an evening wedding so naturally, we start getting ready at noon- well that's what time I have my hair appointment. Then it's off to the wedding site by 2:00, followed by photos at 3:30, then the big show at 6:00. It sounds easy enough but any gal who's been in a wedding knows it will be no such thing. And to make matters worse, Jeremy is in the bridal party as well, so we must organize (and by we I mean ME) our vehicle situation, tux pickup, etc. What a wonderful affair. :)

However, with all joking aside, I am so excited for Oliver and Andrea. They, like Jeremy and I have been together for over 4 years and are living together. They make me believe in the unconventional way of love, and they are so great at it. So here's to you, our GREAT friends. To a lifetime of happiness.

Oli y Andrea

Andrea and I

Monday, March 8, 2010

the first...

Hello- I'm Kate. I live in Austin, Texas and I love my life. I live with my amazing boyfriend of four years, Jeremy and our adorable dog, Bella. My life is fantastic and I love everything about it. I am so blessed and so thankful.

I really have no direction for this blog as of yet. I am an avid reader or a few cooking blogs and a few of my friends' blogs, however I'm not sure where I want this journey to go for me. I guess that is why I started it- to see what will come out. Thanks for reading and lets hope this goes somewhere. :)