Monday, January 2, 2012


Welcome to the new year! Yes. I do realize that it is now the 2nd, but I'm just a little behind.

So for the new year I have a few things that I am going to try to keep up.
1. Floss and mouth wash every day (just thought I would try it!)
2. Write down 3 things everyday about my day.

Only 2 things BUT I hope that I can keep them up. Honestly, it will be pretty hard for me! But we will see!

Here are a few pictures of the best times of 2011!

Senior Year! Homecoming :)
Summer at CPBC!
Spring Break '11
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I am totally into this instagram jam. I recently got an iPhone and one of its' (many many) perks is its' instant access to instagram. I have been a Twitter user for a while and instagram is linked up with that too. AND facebook. Triple whammy. Just sayin'.

Being constantly connected to the internet is very addicting and can be very distracting for me. So, hopefully this doesn't get too out of hand. But you know what, I think it'll all be O.K.

I am listening to some JBiebs new Christmas album and it is making me so excited for Christmas! November 1st has been good to me. Hopefully the rest of the month will be too, as well as December.

Here are some recent instagrams :) Enjoy them.

Making some Bread! (new trial)

Working on my painting homework!
Apartment fish. One died already...oops :S
Halloween...I was a spider web. Super sassy.
Ghost and mummy cupcakes for our halloween party! They were delicious.

Have a great week, friends!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Birthday Creation

Birthdays Birthdays Birthdays.

I feel like so many of my friends are celebrating their 21st or 22nd birthdays within a very small time-frame. This leads to me having to be creative for gift-giving. Now, I'm not much of a gift giver, BUT for birthdays I usually like to make something for my most loved ones.

Today I was invited over for my friend Grace's birthday dinner. The invitation was given to me day OF, so I had to be quick with my gift making. Now, usually I would just not bring a gift because there isn't a lot of time, but I cleaned today and I like doing crafts when it's clean.

My roommates and I save up all of our empty wine bottles. When we have the time we decorate them into pretty art for around the house. So for Grace, I did just that. Some fabric and Mod Podge is really all you need...oh, yes. AND creativity. That is a necessity.

With those things, this is what you can create!

Hope you enjoy them :)

Have a wonderful night!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day of School!

From top left to bottom right...Me, Hannah, Jenny, Chelsey

Back to school supplies:

Remember those checklists when you were in grade school? Man, I LOVED those and my mom HATED them. Which I understand now...I mean, buying 2 glue sticks and markers for the hundredth time can get a little annoying. But the items on the "back to school" check list get significantly less as the years go on.

For example, it's my senior year and I'm at Target a few days before classes begin. It's when I walk past the back to school items that I remember that I too are in fact going 'back to school'... and most likely will need some notebooks and new pencils. So I get them. That's my shopping story.

So this is our Senior Year! I can already tell that this year will be awesome. I am excited for my classes (which will most likely fade quickly) but I know more of what my future holds and I'm excited to get there! Here are some fun pics of me and my roommates as we head off to our first day of classes!

Right to Left: Hannah, Jenny, Me, Chelsey

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hello long last friends!

Hey all!

I'm sorry that I have been M.I.A. for a good few months now, but I am finally back and at 'em.

For the past 3 months I have been in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a little town called Iron Mountain. This is where I worked at a Bible camp called Covenant Point Bible Camp. I was a counselor for the second summer. Which also means that I have had this blog now for a little over a year. Because I started it with the intent on writing about my summer adventures at camp. Long summer short- Camp was amazing. God showed me SO many new things about the plan he has for my life. (I will fill you in later) I revisited friendships from last summer, and made some new ones. I'm very pleased with my decision to work there this summer.

Me and some of my friends on staff!
My senior High cabin! It was such a fun week!

So now I am back in Chicago in my new apartment with my best friends. It's been pretty busy with decorating, finding/getting a job, and getting ready for school. But I am so excited to start another year. And now only just another LAST year at North Park University. I'm ready though so...bring it on.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Life in the moments

^^Picture taken on campus of NPU^^
Before the massacre of the tall wheatgrass...

This school year is just about finished with.

I am struggling to find the motivation to finish the only 3 things I have left..

BUT soon it will be over and it will be summer...

Can't wait to float around Chicago for a week and then head home to MN for a few weeks....

Then finally go to camp where I can have fun all summer long.....

Then travel back to Chicago and move into my new apartment with my best friends......

Life is always going by pretty quickly, even when I think it's going slowly.
Enjoy the moments of life, because it all adds up to the days, weeks, and years.

Just some food for thought. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


It has been 5 days since driving 24 hours back from Cayo Costa State Park in Florida. Spring Break came at a perfect time. Not that I'm too overwhelmed from school or sick of Chicago, there were other reasons. This semester has been better than last, but is still not as I would like it to be. Spring Break was a perfect escape with my very best friends.

There were 6 of us total. 3 of my best girl friends; Hannah Ahlem, Chelsey Trogstad, and Anna Chybowski. Along also came Jonatan and Thor, the testosterone for the week. The road trip was a blast, although we did run into a few strange people on the highway. We spotted all but about 5 state license plates on the road.

In Florida, the first couple days we crashed at our friends house they rented for the week. Spent some time at the beach and then watched them play "games" and had a fun bonfire. After about 2 days of that fun, we headed to our final destination: Cayo Costa.

After a 30 minute tow boat ride out to the State Park Island, we unloaded our camping supplies and hopped on the tram. That night we set up camp and ate a delicious meal. On the island, we spent our days fishing, laying out, exploring, eating, and having bonfires. Later on in the week, Jonatan and Thor met a couple of guys our age that were SHARK fishing at night. The boys quickly became obsessed with our new friends and wanted to learn all they could about shark fishing. The last 3 nights in Florida we spent laying on the beach in our sleeping bags while the boys reeled in an average of 3 sharks a night!! They caught Lemon sharks, bull sharks, and sandbar sharks. It was pretty sweet. By far the best/most interesting spring break adventure!

This trip made me realize that I am so lucky to have my friends. (not that I didn't know that already!) But seriously, I may not have as many girl friends as I once did as a freshman, but I know that I have fewer but closer best friends now. It doesn't matter the quantity of friends one has, but the quality. I know that I have quality friends at my fingertips. Friends that are going through the same things as me and friends that hold the same life values as I do.

Sometimes, I'm not going to lie, I get frustrated or irritated with them, but we always get through it. I'm sure they feel the same about me at times!

Friendship is very important to me and I am so thankful for the friends I have. I love them and they make things like Spring Break and road trips super great!!

Here's some pictures from our trip!