Sunday, July 26, 2009

Frame Arrangements

In my ongoing attempt to settle into my new home, I've reached a roadblock. There is a huge stretch of wall space next to my bed, and I need to fill it. I have lots of pictures, mostly ones I took during my semester abroad, that I've touched up and tweaked to my satisfaction. But now, I have no idea how I should arrange them. If you look at the first picture from my previous post, you can see the empty wall space I'm referring to. Here are the pictures I've chosen to hang:




















and of course...


Now, my dilemma remains in the hanging of said pictures. I've looked up some arrangement ideas, and the results I like most are as follows:




Does anyone have input? I like the ledges idea, but is it too crowded? I have quite a few pictures, and so I'm afraid if I put them all in uniform frames, it will be too much. What do y'all think?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

For the past MONTH...

How time has slipped away from me! Many apologies for my lack of blogging these past few weeks. Much has happened in my life, and I would love to share!

On July 1, I earned some age points as I moved into my new place! I now reside at 420 E Magnolia Ave - The Castle Apartments! And boy, do I feel like a princess here. After 2 years of sharing a room (which was never a real chore, due to my rad roomies Alli, Lauren, and Lindsey) I finally have the luxury of my own room, own bathroom, and own closet! That's of lot of "own's" - consider me spoiled. In fact, my roommates here in the Castle (Natalie, Emily, and Rachel, who have all yet to move in) each have their own room, bathroom, and closet as well. And we have a nice kitchen, and big living room, and a huge laundry room. I just love it. There is still so much to be done as far as d├ęcor goes, but here are some photos to give you an idea of my pad:


On the 4th and 5th, I began working back in the nursery at the hospital! It's really educational, and I am obsessed with holding all those sweet babies. I saw two C-sections, which for me, was very neat.

Also, on the 4th, after work, I went to Duck Samford to watch the fireworks with some amazing friends: Charlie and Rebecca (who are getting married one week from TOMORROW!!!), JMo, Brother Charles, Allison Kajs, Big Daddy, and Sims. Here's a pic of the girls:


The night before, Brooke and Pitts had come over to see my place, and we ended up making an American flag cake! It was great time spending time with my precious girlfriends.


On the 12th, we had a wonderful family lunch for Big Lyd's 6th birthday! We went to Laredo's, and the attendees were Lydia, myself, Lexi, Mom and Dad, John, Nonet and the boys, Mailon and Griffin, and Aunt Sharon and Haven. We told our waiter it was Lyd's birthay, and they brought out a cute kid's sombrero and some fried ice cream - she was beside herself!


All of last week, I helped with Sweat Week, AUMC's in-town mission trip. I also had the privilege of singing with the band at platform hour every night. And Thursday, we headed up to Tennessee to raft down the Ocoee river on Friday! It was great fun!

In my down town, I've been studying, trying to catch up with precious friends, enjoying some recent ideal weather, and getting excited about classes ending in a couple of weeks!

From now on, I will try to be more consistent with my postings!