Beautiful Dallas Morning

Good morning everyone! Today is going to be absolutely beautiful!! I’m having a little cup of coffee before a morning walk with my Mom. Why is spring so perfect? seriously?? It is so gorgeous and my FAVORITE time of the year. Everything is alive and blossoming. When I grow up I need to find a forever spring kind of place to live. Sunshine all the time. This week I have been pretending like I’m done with school which is probably a terrible idea for when I dive back into finals this next week….ew. BUT I can almost taste summer, especially mornings like this one. I am so thankful for my time at home to recharge and just be. My family is the greatest part of my life so I love being with them…missing Whitney though:) It’s going to be a great weekend!

I hope this weekend you get out and enjoy yourself! Head to a park, see a play, go swimming, just do something for YOU! 🙂

Tone It Up!

I wanted to do a quick post to fill everyone in on my new endeavor:) It’s a program called ToneItUp! with trainers Katrina and Karena! It is absolutely amazing! They have a whole nutrition plan along with daily workout challenges! I’m in love. I just love the motivation and the community feel they have created. It’s so important to me to stay healthy and fit! I’ve loved learning more and more about the nutrition side of fitness and health. K and K are truly an inspiration and they make it easy to stay on track with positivity! Here are the girls in a little video they did to pump everyone up for Bikini season!

Quick side note: I’m home for a 4 day weekend! We had DIA yesterday and today I had no classes so Wednesday I came home with my Dad after he was a guest speaker in one of my classes! I’ve been able to hit up Katy Trail, White Rock and in a little while I’ll be at Northpark. Oh how I love home.

Daily Disciplines

It’s taken me a while to really grasp that it’s ALREADY April? Where has the time gone? April is my favorite month. So much coming up and the promise of summer is finally here. Time to buckle down and get ready for a great summer. I have lots of goals to reach Summer 2012:) From the number of books I want to read to the number of miles I plan on running. It’s going to be a great summer.

I can look back on different times of my life and think, “Wow, I was really disciplined then! What happened?” And then I’ll try to answer the latter. Well, I got injured from running so much, I let my portion size get to big, it was easier to get up early then, I liked my old devotional book more, I had more time, less classes, or I just stopped caring! I see a trend. Excuses.

I recently had a quiet time that really hit home, it said that we often look back on times when God was “really moving”, or he was really present “back then.” Back then??? Where is he now? I know that answer but sometimes it’s so hard to get out from behind this wall we place up between Him and us.My hope for this week is to renew old disciplines and continue to live the life I am called to live. Happiness, goals, joy, passion, friendship, hope, peace and freedom are all available to you! You just need to reach out and grab them.

“If you feel far from God…who moved?”

If you know me or follow my posts often you’ll know how much I LOVE a beautiful spring day, (or better yet a SUMMER day!) How adorable is this guy?? I LOVE spring!!!

Let’s GO Mavs

Last night Whitney and I went to the mavs game with one of our best friends, Georgia! We have been friends with Georgia since 3rd grade and I can’t imagine my life without her. We had a blast at the game (it was a close one)! We also loved creeping on Khloe Kardashian as she was sitting on our row. Hehe! Here are some pictures from the evening:) Thanks Georgia for such a fun night! You too, Hunter!!

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Home for Easter

I am finally home. Nothing better than this feeling. Yesterday Whitney, Dad and I hit up the Katy Trail. I think I might have over done it by running home instead of driving back with them…woke up with my left hip hurting:( regardless I’ll probably fit some yoga in today or exercise of some sort! It’s going to be too pretty of a day not to:)

Today is Good Friday. The day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. For me. For every single wrong I have ever committed, every single ugly thought I have had, every poor decision I’ve ever made. All for me. Even if I had been the only person in the world He still would have bridged the gap from heaven to earth. Wow. I am overwhelmed this morning with the love of Jesus. As we are surrounded by the ones we love this Easter weekend, think of Christ smiling on us. He has already won the battle, it is our job to be faithful and live as though the battle is won. I hope that you will take some time to be still and think of all he has done for you. The cross is enough though, isn’t it? I hope to have that at the forefront of my mind today. Thank you Jesus.

This video is my favorite every year. Hope is here and Hope has WON! Thank you, Jesus!

It’s Friday but Sunday’s comin’

Is it summer yet?

<—-My parents ran into Brady Heslip last night at the Mavs game! Such true fans to get a pic! 🙂

I am SO ready for summer. This semester has been one of my hardest by far and I can’t WAIT to be poolside in Dallas. I feel like I haven’t been able to see anyone this semester with my class schedule and work load:( I’m sorry friends! Next year Whitney, BriAnn and I are moving into a precious littler house we’ve had our eye one since Freshman year. And all my best friends are our neighbors so hopefully I can make up for being MIA:)

—>Nike wants to use my picture from Maui in their “counts” campaign! You’ll see it on their instagram and website soon!

I have a few exciting opportunities for this summer that I won’t share till they are set in stone but I am thankful for the kindness of friends and family who have been looking for jobs and internships!

With this being Holy Week I am really trying to focus on all God has to say to me. It’s only Tuesday and he has already spoken very clearly to me. I hope that you are walking with Jesus to the cross this week. That, to me, is what makes Easter all the more amazing. The journey to the cross, and the hope we have in Jesus! This Sunday is my favorite of all and I am SO excited to spend it with my beautiful family. Including Papa and Gramma!

<—–Tonight is Late Night @Monmouth! Come support Pi Phi & Kappa with our Charity Water Goal!

This is kinda a scatter brained post but I have SO much to be excited for and SO many goals & things I want to accomplish this summer! Summer is my FAVORITE time of year…well Spring is tied with summer but the freedom to create your own schedule and everything in the summer is by far my favorite thing. Not to mention fun trips usually pop out of no where for the Warrens.