Sixteen Cities – Only After You

This band was super big at Word of Life in 2011-2012; Marth’s first year, and my first year as a snow camper in February. Amazingly enough, we never actually saw eachother then. X’D It’s calming to the heart and sweet to the ears. I hope you enjoy 🙂 Sleep well, friends.


Today was a good, good day :)

Dark and stormy nights call for Phineas and Ferb on Netflix, and white chocolate cocoa with cinnamon 🙂

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🙂 I got to eat french toast for breakfast, work out, fold laundry and do dishes today!! 🙂 And then i left for work at 12:30. I love my job so very much!! Me and one of the CSMs, Stephany, were working on pricing and organizing clearance stuff, and she said she and her co-CSM were talking and the other girl said I made her laugh alot, cuz i was super happy and loved being there. Later, I was talking to one of the assistant managers, Kirsten, about learning to work in the custom frame shop. Kirsten and the two other managers are the only ones who are trained to work in there, and only one of them is ever there at a time. She said she’d love for me to train to be in there, and I said i’d love it too, cuz then i could be indispensable. I enjoy learning to do stuff nobody else wants to or knows how to do. Kirsten just laughed and said i was already on my way there, “Cuz you’re super perky, and happy to be here, and you work really quickly.” I kinda hid behind my hands and laughed. They’re all so nice to me there!! I don’t understand how anyone could NOT love being there!! I’m really hoping to be here a long time, if i can. It seems like it’s gonna take alot to climb the corporate ladder, but i hope i can! 🙂 I’m just happy to be working again. 🙂
After work, I went to Marth’s house, and me and his mom talked for a bit, and then me and him and his dad watched Jurassic Park II (Not the best, but it’s Jurassic Park, so it’s pretty good 🙂 ) and part of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Marth was really tired tho, and we’re gonna make whoopie pies tomorrow after church, so we decided to go to bed sorta-kinda on time. 🙂


Today was a really great day!! 🙂 It was a short day at work, and we had the new manager to close up…I really like when she works, cuz, while everything is way more hectic then it has to be, her being new makes me feel more responsible. 🙂
I was in the art department tonight; all paints, and canvases, and stencils and all the custom wall frames and stuff like that. I got to help two girls find the right canvases (they ended up going with a HUGE wall one; i don’t remember the measurements but it was about $74…) and they were so sweet, truly a pleasure to serve and brainstorm with!
I got my paycheck, but I can’t go shopping until the deposit clears. I mean, i’m not starving, but I do have a grocery list a mile long…I’ve still got cereal, and milk, cuz i bought some at the gas station, and apples and potatoes and four more strawberry popsicles…plus, i’ll be at Marth’s all day on Sunday and we’re supposed to make whoopie pies! 😀 so i definitely won’t starve over the weekend 😉
I’m trying not to be concerned…I mean…I worked for two weeks, just short of full time, and i only took home $350. I mean, it’s definitely not chicken feed, but i made over $400. Friggin’ NY state taxes…. -_- No matter…it just means i’m a shoe-in for a huge return next April. Which i can live with; forces me to be careful how i spend my money.
But, now I should be thinking more of how i spend my time, cuz it’s 1:30am and in 12 hours i’ll be in work again, haha… #adultlyfe.

Fall-Out Boy – Phoenix

This is definitely a favorite of mine by FoB…It’s kinda funny too; i’ve had people do double takes when they see Marth, cuz they say he looks like Patrick Stump…I definitely see it alot in this picture; it kinda gives me chills! haha
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that’s Marth ^ ❤ )

He makes this face all the time , too, oh goodness….I died laughing… they’re both adorable!

Hillsong: United – King of Heaven

We listened to SO much Hillsong at school!! This song makes my heart just swell with joy to listen to 🙂

It brings me back, to a simpler time and a different life…People don’t understand, cuz the “real world” isn’t what it was like up in the mountains. With our simple food, our constant singing and music, our Bible classes, our bunk beds, in our rooms that we shared with 3-5 other people… our chores and our inside jokes and our board games/random adventures/ways to keep ourselves entertained cuz there’s nothing to do in the ADKs in the winter… XD Our different lives. 🙂
I didn’t think i liked “real life” at first. It felt so frustrating and empty compared to there, where we were loved. Oh, we were so loved.
But we still are. The same God with us then…is with us now, no matter how different things feel. We just gotta keep trusting, gotta keep living, day in and day out…the best we know how. And we’re not doing it alone, and we’re not doing it in vain.
Allow this song to calm your souls, my friends, as it calms mine. Rest well tonight. 🙂

Hillsong: United – King of Heaven

We listened to and sang so much Hillsong at school!! 🙂 this song just makes my soul swell with joy to listen to.
Life is hard in the real world. School in Upstate, was like a huge family of 500 students, all living together in the mountains, with our Bible meetings and classes, our loud music, our simple food, our board games, our chores, and our bunk beds we shared with 3-5 other people. In the “real world”…people can’t imagine living like that, and i cherish those memories. ❤ It’ll never be that easy again, but i’m so glad the same God that lives in the mountains lives in me today too.