Dreaming in Color

Friday, June 21, 2013

This guy...

I'm really, really, REALLY missing this guy right now!

Isn't he soooooo attractive? Yeah, i think so too ;) This lucky guy got an all expenses paid "work" trip 
(but really it's nothing but fun) to San Jose California with his best friend Neil. How lucky are they? He is now in Denver for an Architecture convention. Even though he hasn't been gone more than a few days, and I do get to see him tomorrow, I still miss him like CRAZY!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Bucket List

I came up with a list of things I want to accomplish this summer:

·         Lots of hiking
·         Maintain my weight
·         Go camping more than once
·         Learn more about blogging and do it regularly
·         Spend a week in Vegas with my girlfriends for my 21st birthday
·         Get a summer job
·         Donate plasma- 6/4/13
·         Make new friends
·         Try new things (golf 6/9/13, Indian food, make sushi)
·         Make fruit popsicles
·         Watch two of my good friends get married (Tristen&Enoch and Kaitlyn&Michael 5/13/13)
·         Drink a fruity cocktail on my 21st

·         Visit the Capital building
·         Read lots and lots of books

Obviously I haven't crossed many things off yet, but I am determined to do all of these things before the new school year begins!

What is on your summer to-do list?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Millcreek Hike

Yesterday morning I had the privilege of going hiking with the lovely Cassie. We went up Millcreek Canyon and hiked 2 miles up and 2 miles back down. We were even a little ambitious and ran for a bit! I am so blessed to be able to drive a short distance and feel like I am hours away from the city life. It was definitely needed after a semi-stressful week. It was so fun getting to know Cassie more, share our hopes and struggles, and even give each other Godly advice. She is such a sweetheart and a beautiful person inside and out. Even though she is a newer friend of mine I look up to her so much and can share things with her that are hard for me to open up about with others. Thank you God for a friend like her.

I strongly feel that God brought her into my life at the exact time I needed it most. We just happen go through the exact same body image struggles and eating challenges. It is such a weight off my shoulders knowing that I'm not the only one feeling the way I do. I have someone who I can confide in and who knows exactly the feelings I am having.

While on our hike she shared with me a book she was reading. It breaks down Psalms 23 verse by verse.

[The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.]

 Long story short, we as humans are comparable to sheep and God is our Shepherd. If we have a bad shepherd (the devil), we will be underfed, malnourished, and straying far away. When we put God as our ultimate shepherd, he fills our every need, he provides us with food (his word), and genuinely cares for us.

I was so encouraged by everything Cassie shared with me while hiking. It was great to get some much needed girl time while enjoying God's beautiful creation!