Wednesday Top Ten


It’s already Tuesday Wednesday, friends. Did you have a good long weekend? I find that holiday Mondays always throw off my whole week. I do most of my thinking/planning/daydreaming for the Top Ten on Mondays, so when I actually start the work week on Tuesday and I have major blog post to write it feels slightly chaotic.


My interest in the Olympics has seriously waned now that swimming and gymnastics are over. Like the rest of the world, I thought Ryan Lochte was mega cute for about two seconds. And then I saw an interview and was immediately over it. Whenever he came on the TV Nat would be all, “DUH. I LIKE TO SWIM IN THE POOL.” like Gus-gus from Cinderella. Michael Phelps is a great interview. Lochte…isn’t.


Usually if I have to go to a wedding or a fancy event my friend /awesome hairstylist will do my hair for me. This Saturday I’m going to her wedding, so she’ll probably be too busy. Rude. On Sunday afternoon I decided to try a practice run of doing my hair all fancy. I’m good at a number of things, but curling my hair with a curling iron is not one of them. I ended up with this ugly burn on my neck. When I first did it, my neck was all red and Nat came home and asked if I had a secret boy who was giving me hickies. Gross. I’m not 14 years old.

I might just have to wear a fancy dress with my normal frizzy hair, is what I’m saying.


Ariana sent this to me this morning with the question, “Did you write this?” She has been on many road trips with me and understands the mental gymnastics I go through trying to plan out bathroom stops. I did not write this article, but I totally could have. Can you pee too much? by Sophia Rossi.

“Have you ever had to defend your bodily functions? No, because it’s a super weird thing to have to do. I’m telling you, it happens and I want you all to be prepared to do something about it.” YES. YES I HAVE.


Look, I don’t want to be one of those people who complains about rain year round and then complains when it’s actually beautiful out. I love the sun. I love laying on the beach. I love wearing sunglasses. But I hate trying to sleep when it’s one million degrees in my bedroom. I am totally exhausted, you guys. I haven’t really slept for the past four or five nights. Even with two fans going.

Ed: I wrote this yesterday, before the Thunderstorm. I slept GREAT last night.


On Saturday I trekked up to Buntzen lake with a few girls. It was so hot out, and we wanted to escape the crowds at the beaches in the City. When we got there (it’s about an hour’s drive from my place), it was already “full” and the park rangers had closed off the road into the beach. We had to park our cars in the village and hike down to the beach. It’s about a half an hour’s walk if you are carrying beach supplies. You know what we passed on the way to the beach? ABOUT ONE HUNDRED EMPTY PARKING SPACES. I was not impressed. The moral of this story is if you are thinking about going to Buntzen Lake for beach time get there early. Before 10am. Also I did not even out my tan lines. So the day was kind of a bust.


Tami hosted a super girly night for me, Ariana and Michelle on Saturday. We painted our nails and drank watermelon lemonade and flipped through fashion magazines. Ariana found this amazing coconut milk ice cream for Michelle who has a sensitive gall bladder and therefore has to be very careful about what she eats. I ate two bowls. Tami wants us to start calling ourselves the Fab Four. Because there’s four of us and we’re fabulous. With all due respect to John, Paul, George and Ringo, of course.


Check out this amazing work of art. It’s a cardboard castle that sounds like rain. What?


This month marks the end of an era. Both of my roommates are moving out in September. It will be sad and I’m gonna miss these girls a lot. Nat has promised that she will still come over to watch Jeopardy. And I will probably still text her with my millions of small dilemmas throughout the day like, ”Can I pull off these boots with this dress?” or ”Does my hair look cute or totally crazy?” or ”Is it too early to have a Diet Coke at 10:30am?”

It’s sad, but it means wise decisions are being made all round. I will miss these girls but I know that God has good things in store for this house in the fall and I’m excited about it. That being said, if you are looking for a place to live in Kits for September, shoot me an email.


There is so much change coming up in the fall. Roommates moving out, new roommates moving in. One roommate still TBD. Community group and songwriting class starting. I am so excited, I feel like life will look totally, wonderfully different over the coming months. In the past month or so, I have seen God answer prayers in really tangible ways in my life and the lives of those around me. There have been answers to things I’ve been praying about for so long. I am constantly blown away at his provision and his hand working among his people. He is able to do immeasurably more than all we can imagine. I feel so much joy and anticipation going into this new season.

”Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

4 Replies to “Wednesday Top Ten”

  1. The lake wasn’t a *total* bust. I enjoyed many good conversations and felt nicely refreshed from debates on everything from theology to hearts.

  2. Aaaaand we had a lovely chat during our looong walk. With, of course, intermittent moments of anger and rage against the Park Rangers who clearly have no ability to understand the concept of 10 cars out = 10 empty spots. And root beer!

    1. Oh Yeah!!! I totally forgot, I still have the rest of that root beer in my trunk.

  3. If we all get ready at Kelseys before I could be available for hairstyling! I love doing curls and fun wedding hair.

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