funny fridays-7.29

  • MOM: There will be Banana Laffy Taffy in heaven.
  • (3 hours later)
  • MOM: You can tweet that if you want to

  • ME: Perfect day to drive with the top down!
  • DAD: Mine not yours.

  • MOM: have u seen twilight yet?
  • ME: not yet
  • MOM: I’ll see it with u again and howl when Jacob takes his shirt off


really weird but creatively cool video

If anyone remembers OK GO's epic treadmill video, you are missing out and can watch it here:

They just released a new video. I wish I was creative like this! Enjoy!


why you should read harry potter

I went to see Harry Potter the day it came out. It is an understatement to say I am a huge fan. For those that do not read the books and only see the movies, or those that don't care to get into either, this post is for you.

Growing up, I was very, very bored with books. I hated reading for class, summer reading, literary guild, etc. I was such an outdoorsy kid that sitting by myself reading just didn't appeal to me. Not when I could hang out with my neighbors, the three Schwartz boys, and build forts, spy on adults or play baseball in the yard. I somehow managed to get through high school with a 3.8 GPA having read probably about 3 books total. Same with college, fairly good GPA and never read for class. I just don't enjoy books that I am forced to read. And because of the scar (no pun intended) left by the mandatory books, I didn't want to read for fun, either.

This all changed when I first read Harry Potter.

It was the summer before freshman year of college when my sister lent me the book to read. (She's not much of a reader, and that never changed for her). I loved it! The storyline was incredible, and JK Rowling has the most vivid imagination and creates such a intense depth among the characters. I had never gotten into a book like this, reading for hours on end, getting sad turning each page that I was closer to the end.

I credit Rowling and her writing for getting me back into reading. I read all the time now. I love it as a true escape from the world. For the past few years, I have been reading a lot of Christian, non-fiction books. These books (although cheesy at times) can be helpful in keeping a good life perspective, but they haven't taught me as much as Harry Potter has. Sounds lame, I know. It's not like Rowling is even like a Tolkien or Lewis, but the Christian theme is so obvious to me. I'm not scared to say that I have learned more Christian values in a book about witches and wizards than any book you would find at Lifeway.

So before you throw off the idea of getting into a late game of Harry Potter, you need to reconsider. And if you need company to watch the movies after you finish the books, give me a hollar.


funny fridays-7.22

  • MOM: I can’t find the pretzels…never mind I found them.
  • ME: I feel like that had no point…
  • MOM: I don’t know how to cancel a text once I’ve started it.
  • ME: Mom, can i get grandma’s phone number?
  • MOM:
  • ME: That was blank
  • MOM: k.onesec
  • MOM:
  • ME: I’ll just call you…
  • ME: Ma, Amanda had her baby!
  • MOM: she did? how do you know?
  • ME: She posted it online.
  • MOM: Whats online?
  • ME: Ma! really? online is that crazy thing some of us call the internet that holds things like facebook and whenparentstext.com
MOM: what do u think kate middleton is doing right now



I have been so very stressed out with this wedding planning, and all of people's emotions going into it. I feel the need to please everyone around me. Is it just me, or is the only way to have a stress free wedding to go to the courthouse? I realize the wedding weekend is not the most important thing, but how do I use that mentality to actually enjoy it? I know that is isn't what God intended for me, to get bogged down in something that doesn't matter. But at the same time, stuff has to get done right? Honestly I just wish I could cancel all our plans and go to the courthouse and worry about hosting a party later. Any advice on how to keep my (and my mom's) sanity would be greatly welcomed and appreciated at this point.


favorite engagement photos

Matt and I were supposed to have our engagement shoot with our awesome photographer, Andrew Thomas Lee, yesterday. Due to the bad weather in downtown ATL, we are postponing until Thursday. I thought I would share some of my favorite engagment shoot photos with y'all. If you are in these photos, sorry if I just creeped you out.

Credit: Emily Ness

Credit: Bob Miller

JK! :-)


music monday-7.11

In case you haven't heard it on the radio yet, here is Coldplay's new single Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, from their new album. I don't think these people could ever put out something bad.


funny fridays-7.8

  • MOM: Wow did u kno that if u add the year u were born 2 the age u turned this year, u get 2011 no matter wat! and everyones is the same number! wow
  • ME: Yes…because that many years have passed since you were born, mother.
  • MOM: dont get it.

  • DAD: If u evr gt the chance 2 meet justin beaver, tll him to stay away frm u. i dnt want him touching u.
  • DAD: ur mom jst taught me how 2 txt. it took me 17 mins 2 rite tht.
  • DAD: luv u babycakes
  • DAD: i m proud of u
MOM: What is the beyonce song that goes “oh oh oh oh?”

Everyone enjoy the weekend!!


caylee's law

I'm not sure why there isn't already a law for this, but Caylee's Law was written to impose harsher punshment for child neglect/abuse. It will make it a federal offense to delay reporting a missing or deceased child to law enforcement. You can go here to sign the petition to get it passed.