inspired by the blog that started my whole love of blogs, A Cup of Jo, here's a quick post on 5 things that make me happy:

1) "O Israel, put your hope in the Lord. For with Him is unfailing love"
(psalm 130:7)
knowing that God has my back forever.

2) love notes snuck onto my pillow by B

3) chocolate ice cream on a cone, eaten in the beautiful fall sunshine while enjoying a friend's company

4) time spent reading for me. not for class.

5) finding old pictures on my computer from, oh, senior year of high school. 
we were babies. and a little sweaty. don't judge; it was summer and we didn't have air conditioning.

at home

today is a good day.
the sun was shining when i woke up, on my way to class and even now,
it's the perfect crisp temperature for fall,
my time with jesus has been really fulfilling lately,
good hair days are always a miracle,
this boy is the cutest in the world 
and he loves me.

i haven't had much time for blogging lately because i'm in a musical!
i saw signs around campus that the community theatre was doing 42nd Street and i thought
 "i did that in high school. i miss tapping. i love tapping! hooray!"
so i auditioned and you're looking at a member of the tappity tap dance ensemble.
as my friends know, i frequently complain about going to rehearsal and i even contemplated quitting, 
but i've decided that when i'm there i love it, so i'm sticking with it.
i love being a dancer again.
i did it from when i was 3 all through high school. 
that's who i am.
i'm so excited to dress up and get my hair and make up done again and wear gaudy costumes and have people come watch me dance my little feet off.
so if you hear me complaining, ignore it.
i secretly love every part of it.

in other news, even though i haven't written about it, i've still made time for feeling alive.
this has been done in corn maizes, wrapped up with b in the bed of his truck star gazing, road trips, reading wonderful books, having chatty dates with my girls, tappin away, drinking as much coffee disguised as chocolate as Garlock and my bank account will allow, and falling in love with this song:
it's adorable.

also adorable is this picture:

[from the Kissssing blog]

for some reason, photos where the world keeps going and people in love seem in their own little world make me giddy.
and starting from the moment little girls realize there are boys and there are girls and they're meant to fall in love,
we can't stay away from anything that gives us that little pitter patter in our hearts.

so i'm off to have a little phone date with b, 
who makes me giddy every time i see his name pop up on my cell phone screen and every time he's walking towards me.
enjoy this beautiful autumn day!