- Board Games
- Writing LETTERS :DDD
- family - it’s gonna be fun… but it’s gonna be world war 3 by the end of the weekend. sigh.
- shopping a little maybe?
- dressing up
- dressing down
- lots of pretty photos
- missing you guys SO MUCH
pretty please leave me messages while I’m away!!! I get back tuesday morning :)
also if you’re the praying type, pretty please pray for our sanity [mum, dad, sister & boyfriend, me & sammy, and handful of friends all living in one house. ugh!]
love love love
I’m actually quite excited about the royal wedding.
I know heaps of people could care less, but I’m looking forward to it.
A) this is kinda my first big royal wedding I’ve been old enough to care about.
B) It’s a wedding. Wedding are lovely and beautiful and a celebration of love
C) even if it’s being blown out of proportion, it’s still two lovely people (one of which happens to be a prince) loving each other and getting married.
D) I hear that Prince William has requested that the wedding cake be a chocolate cookie cake. How adorable is that?
E) people ARE making a way too big fuss about it. But how many people who AREN’T royal completely splurge and waste money and go completely over the top?
It’s like a momentary pause on the brokeness of the world, to watch a lovely young couple commit their lives to each other.
I think it will be nice. :)
that’s lovely, and WOW YOU’RE SO TALENTED.
I love your drawings. So. Much.
todayisawindingroad replied to your post:Hey lovely. It occurs to me that I haven’t asked you to skype with me. And it’s not because I don’t love you and I would hate to communicate that message. I just know you hate talking on the phone etc and it stresses you. I love you and if you want to skype I would love to. Just saying. I love you. That me too. Yes.
astarinmyuniverse replied to your post:Hey lovely. It occurs to me that I haven’t asked you to skype with me. And it’s not because I don’t love you and I would hate to communicate that message. I just know you hate talking on the phone etc and it stresses you. I love you and if you want to skype I would love to. Just saying. I love you. YES!! I would love to see you do a vlog. And I would LOVE to speak to you so much. So many times I’m sitting around thinking “Dude, I’d love to chat with Lara right now.” THINK OF HOW MUCH WE COULD GIGGLE AND SHOW OFF CLOTHES AND TALK ABOUT STUFF. block
todayisawindingroad liked your post:Hey lovely. It occurs to me that I haven’t asked you to skype with me. And it’s not because I don’t love you and I would hate to communicate that message. I just know you hate talking on the phone etc and it stresses you. I love you and if you want to skype I would love to. Just saying. I love you.
starkravingchristian replied to your post:Hey lovely. It occurs to me that I haven’t asked you to skype with me. And it’s not because I don’t love you and I would hate to communicate that message. I just know you hate talking on the phone etc and it stresses you. I love you and if you want to skype I would love to. Just saying. I love you. well my skype name is starkravingchristian and if you’re ever online when I am, feel free to say hey :-) Same with g-chat though it as not as reliable when it says I am signed in I am often not.
:) This made me smile
I would love to skype with you, but skype actually doesn’t work for me except the typing part. I don’t have an internal microphone on my lappy, and my webcam isn’t compatible with skype :(
but one day soon I wanna get set up so I can skype lots!!!
I knew it wasn’t because you didn’t love me, it’s ok.
I wanna set up my webcam anyway sometime and do a vlog. Cos I feel a bit left out with you all doing lovely vlogs!!! Even though I’ll be super silly and awkward [it kinda comes with the territory in vlogs though, right?!]
anyway, I love you, and as soon as I have compatible webcam and microphone, we’re totally skyping.
Sarah, Danni, you guys too.
My sister is having a party at Draculas on the Gold Coast, so a bunch of us are going over, renting a house all together for the weekend, and having a blast :D
Looking forward to it:
- dressing up and going out
- reading - I just borrowed out a lovely copy of Jane Eyre from the library :D
I don’t think I’ll have internet there. Maybe, but possibly not.
So I’ll be offline for like, 4 days. :O
Lots of reading and writing and drawing and photos I think :)
It’s gonna be nice :)
But that’s not until tomorrow, lots of tumbling tonight! “tumb-lin, tumb-lin YEAH!”
I just went out for dinner with my wonderful husband.
We went to the place we had our first date.
I had vegetarian paella and a glass of wine. Mark had vegetarian lasagna and banana spring rolls.
It was just so nice to be together, and chat, and have that dedicated one on one face time. You think when you are married you’ll have lots of that, but in some ways you have less. Time together… it doesn’t hold the same value as when you are dating. When goodnight means goodbye, when time spent is every night, and every morning and life just sort of… moves along and you do your thing and he does his, you’re next to each other and it’s not the only thing that really matters in that moment… it’s different when you’re married. It’s wonderful and amazing and I love it. I’m much better at it than I was at dating. But I miss the way dating was with time together. But going out for dinner, it’s like that again. Where we can talk and spend time together and hang out without the lap tops and the tv and everything else that can get in the way.
I relate to ALL of this.
Get our of my head. Or actually, you communicate better than I do… keep it up :D
What are you doing this weekend? Want to go to the coast with Darcy and I?
(darc just asked me before) I’ll already be at the coast with the fam for Lucy’s 21st at Draculas!!!
But thank you for inviting me, I totally would otherwise, and I told darc to text me with your plans and maybe we can catch up and have icecream together or something on the Saturday :D
You girls are gonna have a fantastic time. I love you both so much. Darc really needs this right now, you’ve got great timing. You’ll have so much fun, let me know what you’re doing so I can join it for a while!!!
This is awesome!! I love it!!!!
“I hate you!”
Thank you. Now pretend I said all these things to you :D Because YOU are wonderful, beautiful and hilarious, and a tremendous blessing in my life.
I just don’t even know - it all seems too good to be true!!!
And goodness, now you’re making me cry. I love you Sarah xo
I like your heartbreaking stuff, you write it so well, but it’s sad… [but then, I generally like sad]
But I LOVED your sci-fi writing just now.
It was awesome.
And I have trouble focusing on unfamiliar and complex text generally
But it captivated me.
So be encouraged!!!
itdwellsinme replied to your post: I’m teaching myself bass guitar. I used to play bass its pretty easy to get the hang of! You’ll do awesomely!!(L) block
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I can kinda play normal guitar, but I’m quite fail at strumming. And we’re short bass players at church. And I just really wanna play an instrument well. And I loooove bass :D
I really wanna be in a band.
I’d love to sing in it, but I’d prefer to be back-up than lead. And I can back-up and play bass :D
Also I started making a new mix cd, started all my assignments, and finished my program for work tomorrow.
Productivity, thy name is Lara.
That said… I haven’t had a shower yet… and it’s 1pm.
It’s freaking amazing.
Like, musically and visually incredible.
Using this time to catch up on tumblr and facey (as always), write my vacation care program for tomorrow, and play around with my itunes music.
Some things are occurring to me that I keep forgetting about…
- I want to learn bass
- I want to learn sign language
- I want to read more [i need to return some library books and borrow new ones]
- I have some big assignments to start
- I want to write some letters
- I need to do some cleaning
Oh, puh-leeze, girl.
If you really let your thoughts of love be based upon the people who tried to define it to you by being it to you, you’d be one messed up individual.
I find the people who love me best are the ones who claim it the least. And instead, they show. Without that, your words are empty. Yes, they are. Your words are empty.
Oh, puh-leeze, boy.
You can’t expect to tell me out of the blue and claim that I love you. You can’t. That’s not what this is or how this works. Get back into Jesus-love. I can’t take your shoddy example.
I find that the more I desire love, the less I receive. The more I give love, the more I grow the proper Love, in return.
Oh, puh-leeze, boy.
You’re not yet old enough for this ride. You may be tall enough, but you’re nowhere near where I am. I don’t have to ask you to “get on my level”. That should be obvious.
I find that I easily love those who share my heart and are here for the adventure. The fun-run. The musical poesie of feelingwordsfeeling. Honesty, please. No explanations needed. No long-winded styletalk of what you do and what you’re doing. Just go. Say my name and I’ll say yours and that’ll be our conversation. That will be our breathing. That will be our mantra du coeur. You know.
Oh, puh-leeze, girl.
You’re not yet there enough to know. You’re just learning in bits and pieces. But don’t ever think that the outside change defines you. It doesn’t. The inside Changer does. And His work is perfect.
- My husband
- Tumblr & the people I’ve met on here [Sarai, Katee, Sarah, Danni, Nick, Will, Chantal, Genn, Kristen, Beck, Bethany etc etc…]
- My sisters Lucy-Ann & Darcy
- the freedom I have
- cool weather
- the opportunities to meet Sarai and Sarah this year
- money coming soon to help us get out of debt
- our car
- our unit
- markets and fresh, affordable food
- my IRL friends like Lucy, Missy, Sarah, Tara & Cassie
- a voice to sing with
- my parents & in-laws
- clean water
There’s a lot of advice I could give to single and dating people.
How to be content in this season you’re in.
The kind of person you should be looking to marry.
Boundaries for when you’re dating.
All of those are good and necessary. But there’s something that most Christians completely miss that’s an essential principle for optimal relationships and marriages. If you don’t get this, it doesn’t matter who you date because it will be a fraction of the relationship God meant for you. And your marriage to them will be too.
Happiness is not finding the right person. It’s being the right person.
I’ve seen countless Christians sabotage their marriages not because they married the wrong person but because when they got married they weren’t the right person for the other person. Not in their chemistry, but in their character.
If two half people get together and they’re not complete in Christ, they don’t make a whole person. They subtract from each other rather than adding to each other and they become more miserable.
There’s only one half you’re responsible for right now. And that’s your half.
Stop looking for the person of your dreams and start becoming someone another person is dreaming about. Make someone else’s dreams become a reality.
A lot of single people make lists of what they want in the person they’re looking for. That’s fine. Just make sure that if the person you’re looking for had the same list, they’d find you.
You may be waiting in this season of your life for God to bring the right person.
Or you may be wondering if the person you’re dating is the right person.
He will do it.
He will reveal it.
In the meantime, be what you’re looking for.
opposites always attract in personality, but never in character. you want a Godly man? be a Godly woman. if you’re looking to find someone who will complete you, you’re already looking in the wrong direction.
do yourself a favor: don’t plan your wedding until you’re engaged. and don’t talk about your future husband or wife all the time. especially if you aren’t even dating anyone. understand that God may call you to a life of being single. and in this comfort of being completely, wholly, and totally reliant on God, you will find that He fills, He satisfies, and He provides.
to all my single friends: our current desires should not be graduating, getting a job, getting married, and having kids. our current desires should be that “the words of [our] mouth and the meditation of [our] heart be pleasing in Your sight, o LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” [psalm 19:14].
pursue holiness. search for God’s will. seek first the kingdom of God, andthen everything else will fall together.
- Warren & Leanne
- Jamie Tworkowski - TWLOHA
- Danni [todayisawindingroad]
- Sarah [astarinmyuniverse]
- Sarai [starkravingchristian]
- Amy [amysongbird]
- Darcy [dinsk2]
- Jo [plenilune]
there’s got to be more on each list… but they’re all I can come up with right now.
Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte
If I have children, this will be everywhere in my house to remind me. I read this years ago, and am thrilled to find it again.
List as many as you can:
- People who have influenced or inspired you
- Things you are grateful for
- Places you have been
- Places you want to go
- Books you’ve read
- Your favorite things – what brings you joy?
- Good things that happened this week
- The best things that happened in the last year
- The best days of your life.
- The songs for the soundtrack of your life
- Acts of kindness you’ve committed
- Things you want your children to know about you
- Reasons why you love your significant other
- The high points for your autobiography
- People who love you
- The cutest things your kids ever said
- Everything you would do if money were no object
- Favorite gifts you’ve ever received
- Favorite gifts you’ve ever given
- Occupations that you have ever wanted to have (including when you were a child)
- The best advice you’ve gotten.
- The worst advice you’ve gotten.
- Things you’re procrastinating
- Ways you calm yourself down when you’re angry.
- The best ideas you’ve ever had
- The best projects or organizations you’ve ever been involved with
- The ways you have grown since your early 20’s
- The most beautiful things you’ve ever seen
- The greatest lessons you have learned
- Life’s lessons that you learned the hard way
- Things that have mad you laugh until you cried.
- Qualities you most admire in others
- Qualities others most admire in you
- The elements of an ideal year
- All the compliments you’ve ever gotten
- Foods that you have eaten that are so good that others could hear you enjoying them
- The times you have asserted yourself
- Things that inspire and energize you
- The places where you feel completely comfortable to be yourself
- The most important turning points in your life
- Times when you looked and felt your absolute best
- The things you’re good at
- What you would do with the power of invisibility
- Things you want to teach your children
- Things you still want to do in life
- Bits of trivia that most people don’t know about you
- The things you love about your body
- Accomplishments you are most proud of
- The things you love about your home
- Who (living or dead) you would invite to your dream dinner party
I will do this <3
OH MY GOSH, YES YES YES!!!
I could even meet you at the coast, or whatever to make this a reality!!! EEPPPPPPPPP
I should be available then! Just working hopefully.