Let There Be Light!

Originally, I bought this lamp to use it in my dorm room at AU because it went perfect with my brown/pink comforter.  However, when I moved back home, it just ended up in my room and has been there since.  I’ve always wanted to replace it since the colors never matched, but I never got around to it until now.  Pink doesn’t really fit in with the blues, oranges, greens, yellows, and browns in my duvet.  I’d say it was time for some color coordination.

Goodbye Old Lamp

When I was recently at Pier 1, I saw some adorable paper lanterns.. and the lightbulb in my head went off!  (Pun intended.)  I knew they would look great in my room, plus be a nice replacement for my old lamp.

Hello New Lanterns!

I went with orange and white, small and large sizes, and all together with the lanterns and cords it was only like $35.  Not bad for a cute, yet practical addition in the corner of my room!  They really help to light up my somewhat dark room.  They hang over my desk and look lovely (special thanks to Ryan!)  He is always super sweet and is always willing to help me out with things like this!

Hello New Lanterns!

Hopefully my Dad can still signal to me through this new light source.  :)   (Believe it or not, he made my old lamp turn on/blink the night of his Memorial Service.  No doubt about it.  My cousin was with me and witnessed it too.)

Ryan’s Spring Break

I don’t think I’ve said this enough lately: I miss my sweetie.

He’s actually on Spring Break this week; two weeks earlier than mine. The last time we had a Spring Break together was when we were both at AU in Spring 2008. We visited home and I just found these pictures from that week. I don’t really remember that break honestly, but it looks like we tried to go fishing (probably unsuccessful). Other than that, I’m sure I just took in some sunshine, relaxed, and took a breather from a stressful semester. (We probably also fought because we were in a rocky place in our relationship. Yuck.)

He is soooo cute. I wish I could squeeze those cheeks (I’m referring to his face of course). ;-)

I also don’t remember his hair being that short, but there is photographic proof right there! No matter what anyone says, I can tell that I’ve aged since then. Trust me, I take a lot of pictures of myself to send to Ryan. I think I like my face better now so I don’t mind. I also like when my eyebrows have shape, unlike then. But what can I say, I didn’t have time for that!

Sadly, I’m still missing him over his break. Where could he be?

Well, he’s not on a vacation at the beach or ignoring me (good thing)… rather he is recording a CD with the John Tibbs band. He plays many roles in life along with being a boyfriend and one longtime role is Ryan the (professional) drummer! Whoa, that’s hott if I do say so myself.
But seriously, I’m really excited for him and the band and can’t wait to see God’s plans continue to unfold for them! Sooner than later, I may hear them on radio as I’m driving to class. Who knows what exciting opportunities will come about for them. Even though I miss him dearly, I completely understand and support why he’s there instead of here during this break! I suppose I better get used to this anyway, right? I kind of already am since he’s been playing at conferences and camps for almost a year now and will be doing so most of this summer. Such is life with a talented boyfriend! Not only that, but he belongs to God first and foremost and I most certainly do not want to get in the way of that! :) I want to do my best at being his girlfriend and make sure I’m staying in line with what God wants for him, me, and us. Sometimes it’s tricky to discern that (especially with the long-distance factor) and to fight my human nature to be selfish and want him all to myself, but I keep working at doing my best. It’s really not that hard when I see the amazing work of God through him!

I will see him soon though since his Easter break is at the end of my Spring break. Woohoo! Can’t wait to see his lovely face again. I’m having some serious Ryan withdrawals. Really, can you blame me? hehe