Monday, September 28, 2009

autumn is here!

autumn has arrived in nashville!
after about 2 weeks of rain and grey skies
we finally have beautiful weather.

there's just something about the
pumpkin bread
caramel apples
leaves crunching under your feet
and the smell and feel of the crisp air
that makes me feel so content
and in love
and inspired.

summer is wonderful, but it's time to move on.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

date night

tonight i am going to the melting pot with bennett
to celebrate our one year anniversary.
we have been once before just to get dessert
but now we're going to get the complete dinner experience.
afterwards i think we'll get a movie and snuggle.
sounds like the perfect date to me!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


today is the most wonderful day because...bennett and i have been "officially" dating for one year!

one year ago today we were sitting outside doing homework and i just blurted out "so are we dating?" and he responded with something along the lines of "i mean i want to, do you?" ...DUH! it had been 4 months since our first date so it was about time!

if someone had stopped me right then and told me where i would be, where WE would be, a year from now, i seriously would have told them they were crazy. love is the most magical, wonderful thing.

even more importantly than our one year dating anniversary, it's our one year bennett's health anniversary. less than a week after we started dating, 5 days to be exact, he had an mri where the doctors found a cyst on his brain. i never could have imagined what we would end up going through together during those next few months; the surgeries, the pain. it made us so incredibly close. now, a year, 2 surgeries, and a lot of headaches later, he is recovering and our love grows so much everyday.

i am so blessed to have him in my life. i cannot even begin to tell you what an amazing, incredible, brilliant person he is. he has taught me so much about life and faith and love, and he has helped me in more ways than he will ever know. i cannot wait to love him more and more everyday for as long as i live.

thank you for being so patient with me
for snuggling with me every saturday morning
for cutting my waffles just how i like them
for so many belly rubs and freckle kisses
for bringing me lunch at work every sunday
for teaching me how to play chess
for going on adventures with me
for tucking me in every night
for never letting me forget
that i am loved.

i love you.
more than all the world.

Monday, September 21, 2009

a perfect day

instead of writing my educational philosophy
(which i should be)
i decided to plan my perfect day
so here it is...

wake up to bennett making me waffles just the way i like them
snuggle until noon
go to the park and play chess and eat grapefruit paletas
play with babies
go to the beach
(because in my perfect world the beach would be a 10 minute drive from my apartment)
have a beach party with all my friends and family and tons of delivered pizzas
watch the sun set
go back and watch a movie with bennett with orangina and kettle corn

Saturday, September 19, 2009

some art

toulouse-lautrec is one of my favorite artists
so last semester in my clay class
when we had to choose a painting to recreate
i chose this one...

and ended up with this...

i miss that class.
i think i'll have to take clay 2 next semester

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

happy birthday sister!

today is my little sister's birthday!
i cannot believe she is 18 already.
she is truly one of the most beautiful people i know
inside and out
and is mature way beyond her years.
i am so lucky to have her as my sister
and as my best friend

happy birthday, ellen.
i love you so much!

Monday, September 14, 2009


the gossip girl premiere is tonight!
judge me and roll your eyes all you want,
but i LOVE this show.
it's so addicting.
not to mention one of the main characters has my name
...jenny humphrey...

oh my goodness 20 more minutes.


my favorite.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

finally friday...

date night tomorrow night!
i have no idea what we're going to do
maybe dinner and a movie
we want to go to an orchard and pick apples soon
wouldn't that be lovely?
saturday morning snuggle time is my favorite part of the week
only one more day...

our love just never stops growing.


i am really starting to enjoy my figure drawing class...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

what a day

today was such a wonderful day.

after a massive amount of snuggling bennett and i went to goodwill with my little sister ellen. we then went to the farmer's market where i finally purchased my...drumroll please....cactus! i had been wanting one for a while now and i finally have one that sits perfectly in my window sill. and bennett ended up getting a venus fly trap that he named perelandra (i'm still thinking of a name for mine, but i think i may just call him cactus). After that, a quick game of chess, and then we went with his brother to see this movie which i actually kind of enjoyed (despite the blood, guts, and gore). then my dad came over to my apartment and he helped me get our living room put together. my little apartment is finally starting to feel like a real home. and, of course, bennett just came over to tuck me in goodnight and i remembered how much i love him and how incredibly blessed i am.

oh and i lied a couple of posts ago. we didn't end up seeing paper heart but we are going to soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

and we're off to a terrible start

it is pouring outside
i don't think i slept more than an hour last night
i feel terrible
i just want to sleep
i hope this day starts to get better...
...and i sure hope i don't have swine flu

Tuesday, September 1, 2009