Today is beautiful.

“When you are occupied with praising and thanking Me, it is impossible to feel sorry for yourself.”-Jesus Calling

Today is flawless. The weather in Waco, Texas couldn’t be prettier and Baylor students have taken full advantage of it! Everyone is out and about! I’m sad to say my foot is still giving me trouble but I’m choosing to enjoy the slow pace of this week and looking forward to this weekend as my family comes down to see Pi Phi in SING! Wahoooo go Whit! 🙂

Loving this tribute to the late, great, Whitney Houston, Thanks Ben!

2012

I’m sorry I haven’t been able to write in a while! It has been an amazing week of rush. I can’t begin to describe the fulfillment I found during this week, all my hard work paying off for THE most amazing and beautiful pledge class! I am so proud of these new Pi Phis! This week God spoke to me louder than I have heard in quite sometime, fully having to rely on him through it all as we all battled fatigue and lack of sunshine…I was in the Pi Phi room pretty much 3 days straight! I can’t begin to describe the overwhelming support Pi Phi gave me. From offering sonic runs, to moving chairs, hanging posters, helping decorate. I was on the verge of tears more than once as I would notice someone doing the task I was about to start. I have found a new and amazing appreciation for the girls in Pi Phi. I had no idea what this week would look like and to be honest I was very nervous for it. I thought it would be me and my Mom trying to get everything set up and done but it was EVERYONE! Amazing. I wish I could name you all individually, Mom thank you so much for coming down and serving Pi Phi this week….Jessica Chia you ARE amazing. And so so good at your job, I am so happy I’ve gotten to know you better and can’t wait for so much more fun to be had together! Cara started my week off by helping me hang posters, Melissa, Abby, Hannah, then Courtney Novak up on a ladder helping me take posters down. Allison, Kaylaynn, Coco, helping set up for skit day and fixing the originally HIDEOUS background into something beautiful. Seeing my Mom on a ladder quietly doing work had me in tears one night. Whitney, BriAnn, and Ramie thank you for supporting me this week! Just everyone, Maddie Davis bringing me tea, so sweet. CC, Taylor, Ann, Val, Weez, Elizabeth, Abby, Anna, Megan, Laura. My beautiful pref day singers and musicians. Alli Baker, you were my rock this week. I can not ever repay you or tell you how truly amazing of a friend you are to me. You are amazing. I can’t name everyone but just know I have distinct memories that pull at my heartstrings as I think that YOU would take the time to help me. I am humbled to the point of tears. Even after the week words of encouragement that I do not deserve. It truly was an amazing week for Pi Phi as we served and loved one another. I could not have asked for a better way to start 2012.

As school starts up again I’m sad because I can’t be in SING… I have to take a ton of classes this semester to make sure I am on the path of graduating on time. But I will continue to replay this week in my head and hold onto the memories I share with y’all! I can’t WAIT for more memories with the new baby angels…THEY ARE AWESOME!

New Room Ideas

Ok everyone…I have a new room in the Dallas house with sea-salt colored walls a huge front horizontal window and A TON of potential for a beautiful room! Right now I have a white lace comforter with white lace pillows. A dark brown wooden four poster bed that has a matching dark wooden dresser with a mirror. So I have the main pieces to a room but need more ideas to make it perfect!

The main thing I am taking from these pictures are:

1. rugs

2. pops of color

3. mix and matching!

Here are some of my favorite ideas for rooms…a few colors/rugs can make the whole room!

This I love because there are SO many different things added in. My favorite has to be the over lapping rugs..while I won’t be doing that in my room at my PARENTS house it’s a great thing to remember for my own house. I must have an animal skin rugs…I’m sorry but must must must!

Next thing I love in this is the deer antlers..right by the chandelier! I LOVE THAT! The few pops of colors are also something I am taking notes on…need some color in my new room.

This is obviously very different from the first picture I showed. What I like about this is the simplicity. And I love love love the blanket with fur..I’m a sucker recently for animal skin FAUX is best of course. The one long pillow is so simple and I love that it is supposed to resemble a feed sack fabric. The windows are a lot like the ones that are in my new room. Mine seem to be lower and a little bit longer though.

The thing about this picture is obviously the pillows! So many colors and different textures. I’m happy with my white comforter because it will be easy to add colors through different pillows. Recently when I was in Wyoming, my Mom and I went into a store in Jackson that had the most beautiful turquoise and orange pillows…interesting combination huh? But my favorite thing was silver sequins that were sown on them! Might need to try something like that in my new room!

This room is by far my favorite I think. Mainly because of the sealing and all of the wood. Absolutly gorgoues! And that chandelier…WOW. But the main reason I posted it for ideas of my new room is because of the orange rug! Aaahhhh!! My room is so plain right now and a pop of color would do wonders in it..I just need to figure out if my sea salt color will look good with potentially…an orange rug! The one in this picture is ideal because it isn’t one solid color so it brings a nice blend to everything.

I love the strips on this bedding. It is so fun and easy to accesorize! Don’t you think? The small windows are so cute also!…The quote in the missdle circle says…”We are so good together”. CAN NOT wait to decorate my future home!

I think it is so fun to add a personal touch to a room as well so I’ve asked my sister, Whitney and two of my best friends BriAnn and Georgia to bring me a rock or sea shell from their adventures abroad. BriAnn will be in Uganda, Georgia in London and Whitney in Spain. My Dad started this collection in Malibu and recently from Wyoming he added to it, each rock he’s written a little note on. I’ll put my collection in a glass bowl! I think it will be pretty!

I’ll try and put up more pictures from when my room is being put together.

Moving/packing up starts TOMORROW! YIPPEE!!! Furniture will come from McKinney on Thursday!!