Saturday, December 15, 2012

Abundantly Blessed

I am so abundantly blessed!

Last night I went to a Christmas work party and had to say goodbye to my lovely co-workers. Being in the company of such wonderful people reminded me how blessed I have been to work at a place with such great people! As we prayed before dinner, I was reminded of what a HUGE blessing it is to work with people who love God, to not have to be afraid of someone taking offense to our Creator and Father. It was very bittersweet to say goodbye! I will definitely miss working at the store with such amazing people, helping customers, and of course finding cute stuff hah ;) So, if any of you NUO people are reading this, THANK YOU for being so great and so helpful and encouraging! I learned so much and will seriously miss you all very very much! 

In other news, I get on the plane to head home tomorrow morning! This time tomorrow I will be home with my family! Ahhh cannot wait to be with them! Four months without my family is far too long! Don't know what I'd do without them! 

Andddd in 19 days I will be on a plane to England. Holy cow. I can't believe how close this is! It feels like I've been talking about it forever and it's finally so close! It's all I can think about! I constantly catch myself daydreaming about reading Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon on the weekends (his birth place!)

or "punting" on the Thames in Oxford (boating), 

or walking along streets and wondering about the history of each place I'm encountering.

 I. Cannot. Wait.

Well, I have to finish packing up/making sure my suitcase is less than fifty pounds haha! Have a wonderful weekend!



Saturday, December 8, 2012

Counting Down the Days!

I am doing two major countdowns at the moment!

One being going home for Christmas! I leave in 8 days and I can hardly stand to wait another second! I am so excited to be with my family, bake, cook, laugh, be silly, etc! I can't wait to see my dogs, my favorite places (of course including Caribou Coffee), watch the snow fall :) Aw, winter, the best time of the year! It will be so wonderful!

My second countdown is for Oxford! I leave on a plane to London in 26 days! I know winter break always goes by so quickly, but I'm sure it will be gone even faster as I prepare to leave. There isn't a lot to do, besides getting weather appropriate clothing/shoes :) Haha but I think it will be more of a mental preparation. I have never ever done something like this and it's going to be one of the greatest adventures of my life (I say this is I'm listening to the song "The Adventure" by Angels and Airwaves, anyone remember that one?!) This song is the theme song of my adventure :)

And of course I can't forget about my WEDDING in 385 days. It's far away, but after I get back from Oxford it will be planning time as then it will only be 8 months away! Life is so great! God is good (ALL the time!) I will keep updating before I leave and then of course once I'm abroad!