coffeebuzzz.

You would think by now, after three years of drinking coffee at night to stay awake for college assignments, I would learn that it really does keep me awake and if I have no intentions of staying up until the crack of dawn then I should avoid that delicious drink any time after, let’s say like, 1 p.m.

Well…here I am, 10 days from graduation, and I still drink coffee WAY too late at  night, resulting in a wide awake mind when I really need to get some shut eye.

It’s probably a good thing, though, for the sake of posting, because I really haven’t posted much lately (blame it on school.  Or engagement rings.  Whatever.)  and now I have the perfect opportunity!

My sweet, amazing, wonderful, brilliant, thoughtful, hardworking, did I mention sweet? fiance, gave me news tonight that he might be getting a hold of Photoshop for me in the near future, and that excitement mixed with the caffeine, has made me much too jittery to sleep.  And also encouraged me to look through some of my old photos to keep me from going INSANE at not having taken any new ones lately.  I’m dying to edit some new shots likeeerightnow.

But since I can’t, I had to just settle with going back in time a little and actually surprising myself with some of the stuff I did back in the day.  (By the way, if my thoughts are too sporadic tonight, I apologize.  We all know what caffeine does to the brain…)   ANYWHO, trying to stay somewhat focused here, I’m gonna post a few of the little treasures I found.  I also added my new logo!   It’s basically the same as the old one but it’s new for me, since I just recently figured out exactly how to make it juuust right.

This is my precious little fur ball, Pheonix.  Please, you know can’t resist smiling at that that tiny little face.

These two photos above are from a church project I did last summer.  They basically had to portray faith and community.

The last four photos are from when I used to babysit for one of the church families and they kindly let me take some photos of some of their summer adventures in the back yard.

Wish I had more, but these were fun to find anyway.

You know, I think another big reason why I got so interested in looking at old photos today was that it gave me a chance to go back in time for a minute.  I’m really not usually for looking back on the past too much, just because there are always so many better things in the future, but it really hit me hard today that I am growing up and there is not a single thing I can do about it.  I’m graduating in 9 days, and getting married in 310 (have you guys noticed my continuous pattern of countdowns lately? ha.) and kids don’t do those things.  Kids don’t wear engagement rings, plan weddings, take finals, graduate from COLLEGE, or anything of the sort.  I’m becoming a real adult, and it’s scary, but it’s exciting.  I”m ready, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a bit of a shock that results in looking back on my years a bit.

It’s amazing to see how much God has changed me since those little kid days of drawing chalk houses on the driveway and ruining my favorite Barbies by playing with them in the bath tub too much.  He’s teaching me “money sense” as I begin to think of moving into a REAL house (or apartment…) next year, and preparing me for career building and home making.  He’s teaching me patience and selflessness as I move closer to being someones wife.  …Wife.   AHH.

But it’s all good.  It’s the most exciting time in my life, or so I’ve been told.  I’m enjoying every second of it, even if every once in a while I just want to go back to being that little girl who had dance parties in her room to those fantastic boy band songs.  (Okay, let’s be serious….I still do that.)

Well, enough rambling for one late night.  Hopefully my brain has worked itself enough that I might get some sleep sometime in the near future.

E.

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