Monday, February 22, 2010

2 Concerts, 2 Days

SO, last Thursday I saw Mariah Carey at Nokia Theater and on Friday I saw Ben Rector at House of Blues.  Needless to say, they were both great concerts but completely different!  Mariah was such a diva but her voice is just wonderful in person.  She sang my favorites "Always Be My Baby" and "Hero" so I left happy!  I got to see the concert with Molly, Nicki, and Meagan ...we had a  great time!
Meagan and I waiting for the concert to start!
Molly, Nicki, Me
So for those of you who don't know, Ben Rector went to the U of A and a member of BYX.  I first saw him freshman year at a function called Starbyx.  He was the opener for Matt Wertz that night.  He has such a great sound and is an amazing piano and guitar player.  He often played around Fayetteville and I never missed a concert. He now lives in Nashville, and just released his new Cd "Into the Morning" which you can buy on iTunes and it is WONDERFUL!  With all that said, he is touring with Steve Moakler and Andrew Ripp and he came to the House of Blues last was a great concert!  A few of us that went to the U of A that live in Dallas now, recruited some friends to go as well because we love Ben and they should too!  Anyways, long story short we had such a fun night and you all need to GO BUY "INTO THE MORNING" BY BEN RECTOR ON iTUNES TODAY!  You won't regret it!

Some of the girls at Ben...Me, Nicki, Meagan, Sarah, Lindsay

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and Happy Valentine's Day!  Leading up to today I was beginning to have some negative thoughts since there is not a "significant other" in my life.  But then I began to think what this day of love was all about.  All that came to mind was this verse: Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." After thinking about this verse, I realized that I needed to think about the greatest love of all and why we are capable to love others! God's love is unconditional and it surpasses all knowledge.  We can love others ONLY because God first loved us!  In this verse it says "while we were still sinners..."....God didn't send Jesus to die because of anything we did or just because we were good but ONLY because He loved us! Whenever you are uncertain about God's love for you, remember that He loved you even before you turned to Him! How wide, how long, how high, how deep is the love of Christ! Ephesians 3:18 - God's love is perfect!  May you think about this not just today but EVERYDAY!  "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly that all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Thanks be to God! AMEN! (Eph. 3:20-21)


SO when I moved to Dallas I never dreamed I would see a foot of snow outside my window!  Last Thursday it started snowing early in the morning and didn't stop until after midnight!  It was so beautiful! I woke up to huge snowflakes coming down! They predicted we would get 1-3 inches, then 4-6 inches but when all was said and done we got 12 inches!!!!  Needless to say I was pumped! I love snow! Thursday when I got off work I went to my favorite place in Dallas, Lakeside Drive, and took pictures then later that night my friends Sarah , Hannah , Miranda and I walked around Highland Park in snow and built a snowman! It was so much fun!  I have a feeling it will be awhile until this happens again!  Here are some pics of the beautiful snow.....

I know this pic is a little dark but I thought it was so ironic to see snow on a Palm Tree! This is in front of my favorite house on Lakeside drive...I call it the"Palm Tree House"... original I know.....but everytime I pass by I dream of living there...I just love Palm Trees!
Miranda, Hannah, Sarah, and I playing in the snow!
Two puppies playing in the snow on Lakeside Drive
Lakeside Drive beautiful!
I love this beautiful and serene!