HAPPY NEW YEAR DEARS.
What a year it has been.
Everything was so wonderful.
It has been a wonderful year. Even with all the hardship of my daddy being unemployed and jobs hard to find. God is still good all the time.
ALL THE TIME.
In January I started The Little Orange Tree. My song project. It is still being updated frequently(I lasted an entire year….I am stoked). Yesterday I added a cover of “samson” by Regina Spektor. You should check it out.
I also interviewed Landon Austin. I really didn’t think he would write me back, but he did, and I totally freaked out.
Then I had chats about life and hope with dear friends. My hair smelled like raspberries and satin. And I adopted some freakishly large vintage frames. Say cheese babe.♥
In March I went photography crazy. Nathan’s ep came out. I had holes in my heart. I loved Lucy. I was sick a lot. I began to believe in love again. Bell and I had deep theological discussions. It was a good morning and I posted some good quotes. I loved prayer meetings and glen hansard. Julia Child also taught me how to make a fabulous french chocolate cake.
I found a green dress in April. I also told a boy that I couldn’t go to lunch with him(because he just wasn’t the right one). God was amazing. He always is though. Then I kissed my brother. I wept. Josiah James made my day. I dreamed a lot. I was told to stay single…as long as I could. I played spies with Nat. I wrote a letter to all the girls in the world. I played the best April Fools joke ever. Had a breakthrough.
May found my seester hilarious. I went to a tea party. Then I fell in love with the words that e.e.cummings wrote. My heart was heavy. Had a minor coldplay addiction. Perfect became not so perfect in my eyes. I wrote a song for NieNie. Bell started wearing lipstick.
In June I got fed up with guy/girl relationships. I got pulled over, and I learned to really love my body. I went to the ballet. Then I went to Washington State. Bell had her birthday, Nat sent me this, and I cried after this.
August was wonderful. Really wonderful. Skyple blew up with wonderful people. I wrote this cute letter to my future darling husband. SALTA took off and we went busking for orphans(and for fun). Someone shared with me Andrew Bird, and I was hooked on his whistle. I read through the book of John. Kissing. Quotes.
Distractions. Butterflies♥ The pursuit of love. Nat sent me ‘crazy love’ and my brother and I went star gazing. I started listening to the Peasant Princess series and dreamed about vegan donuts. I had sweet dreams and read through the book of Genesis. I did a Jesus study. Someone left two lamps in the park just for me. I wrote this post on modesty..I never got more feedback about a post in my life.
October I thought I was going to be glee director, but that fell through. Nathan made this video which makes me insanely happy every time I watch it. I changed my oil. I wrote this poem. These two made my bad day better. Wrote more about singleness, and decided to start a food blog. Suffered. Enjoyed Tyrone Wells and decided I want to play at the Q cafe. Yeshua gave me a sunset. I waited.
Joy Williams played on the television and I started eating loads of sardines. Bell and I got stuck in Eugene. My daddy had his birthday. More waiting and remembering. I was broken. I wanted heaven and a husband. Mandy found this song.
Life tried to steal my joy. I wrote about hope. Funny face+IKea. ‘O my soul‘ became the anthem of my heart. I had to go to the doctor’s and I also got stuck in the snow. I became an [almost] vegan. I started walking and remembered Russia. I TURNED 21. My seesters and Nathan gave me the best birthday gift ever.
I do hope your year was as swell as mine.
God is good.
Happy New year.
and all that other fun stuff.
p.s.my mother is the best mother ever.