Tuesday, August 30, 2011


DAY 9:
from left to right: me, Courtney, Janna, Shelby, Austen

Today was the back to school convocation and picnic for the school of music. The convocation consisted of a long spech (not in a bad way!) from our Dean of Music, Dean May, about this upcoming year in the music school and what to expect when being a music major <----mainly directed towards the Freshman. Dean May was in his prime tonight! His mannerisms are hilarious and yeah I think I'm going to start a list of DeanMay-isms ( list will begin below):

1. "If you don't show up to History class it's an absence, but if you don't show up to a lesson it's like DEATH" -Dean May
2. "eeeerrrrrmmm" -favorite DeanMay-ism, he tends to pause between thoughts and makes this sound when he's thinking

more to be added in the future!

nighty night,

Monday, August 29, 2011

la la la la la.

DAY 8:
snapshot from Lauridsen LUX AETERNA
 that we are singing in Chamber Singers
~edited by instagram~
I did a butt load of singing today! Between Concert Choir, Bella Voce, and voice lesson rep, my chords were hot today! I also had my first piano lesson of the semester! I'm super excited for this semester of piano, because it's an elective. (meaning, I'm not required to take it, but I want to) So, I have a little lee-way with what I'll be playing. Of course I'll be playing rep but I get to pick what else we work on :) and I may or may NOT have a jury at the end of the semester, depending on how my lessons go during the semester! Now that is awesome! Happy practicing to me!

Hope everyone's Monday was wonderful! Goodnight.


Sunday, August 28, 2011


DAY 6:
black and white shot of St. Alban's in Waco
Yippee! Went back to church today, in Waco that is! It was so so so so good to be back and to see everyone from the choir and the congregation! I sing in the choir and love love love the family that I have at St. Alban's. I've missed the service and the music :) The sermon was awesome today. Fr. Fisher preached about being a courageous christian, not a christian who lives off of fear. Amen to that! So here's to starting week 2 of sophomore year with lots of courage, and no fear. [we all know that's difficult] I mean honestly, if you sat down and looked at your day-to-day life. Is there really a day where fear doesn't arise? especially in all those little things. You know what I'm talking about! so...

Lord, help me to seek you when fear arises, so that I may continue to be courageous no matter the situation. Amen.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

5 and 6 combo.

OOOOPs forgot to post my picture yesterday, sooooo here's yesterday's and today's combined!

DAY 5:
So, I really think mirror pictures are dumb (especially when they're of yourself!)...but I couldn't think of any other way to share my find of the day! I went to Target, after I got out of classes, to pick up a couple grocery items and stumbled upon this really cute jean dress!! I've been wanting one forever and it was ONLY $24 so I had to get it :) Besides going to Target, I had a fun Friday night going out to dinner for some mexican food (my fav by the way) with Janna, Jamie, and some friends and then went to hang out with Solange at her new place!

DAY 6:
I woke up this morning and headed to the SLC with Solange around 9am. That's before it gets super packed and almost impossible to find an elliptical! Once I got home, I decided to whip up these babies so I could eat them for breakfast with some fruit in the mornings. Mom sent me the recipe this week and I figured it'd be another great option, besides my delicious overnight oats, for quick breakfasts on weekday mornings before classes! Did I mention they are super healthy too?? They are JAMPACKED with oats and oatbran and bananas and nuts and...applesauce haha so here's to a healthy breakfast!


so do you have any quick healthy breakfast ideas?

Thursday, August 25, 2011


DAY 4:
top-The Baylor Roll
bottom-Shrimp Tempura Roll

My dear friend and prayer partner, the lovely Jennifer Atwood (she graduated from Baylor last year), came into town today and we went out to dinner together. She took me to this place called Teriyaki Park. It's a sushi restaurant in downtown Waco. I had never been before so I was super excited to try it out! I was definitely not disappointed! My shrimp roll was so good and Jenn's Baylor roll was too! This will for sure be one of my fav's in Waco now.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


DAY 3:
My beautiful friend Kemmerley and me

Tonight was the kick-off fiesta dinner and get together to start back up the year at the ESC (the Episcopal Student Center). I can't believe it's already been a year since I found my new family here at Baylor and since I discovered my church home away from my church home. :) I'm so completely blessed to have all these wonderful people in my life. Kemmerley and I met this time last year at the ESC and I love her to death now! There were A TON of newbies tonight!! I was so excited to see the house so full. I hope they all stick around. It'll definitely change their life if they do :)

-sic 'em episcopalians

craving satisfied.

DAY 2:
from left to right: Janna, Jamie, me, Solange
FINALLYYYYYYYY!! 3Spoons! This is my all time FAVORITE frozen yogurt place! Yes, we have a million back home in Dallas, but for some reason none of them come close to dear old 3Spoons here in the Wack. Solange and I are obsessed addicted....I mean, let's face it, there are worse things to be addicted to right? Anyways, I have been craving my usual [vanilla yogurt with strawberry slices, mochi, pecans, and a little drizzle of chocolate syrup] all summer long and finally got my first fix of the year in last night! :)

p.s. Day 3 coming later tonight!

Monday, August 22, 2011

new beginning.

Sophomore year has finally begun! I'm all moved in and classes started today! :) I can already tell it's going to be a great semester! So do you guys know those 365 day challenges? You know, the ones where you take a picture for every day of the year? Well, I decided to modify that idea a little bit and instead of taking a picture for the WHOLE year, I'm going to do it for every day of my sophomore year (during school). So...wanna see picture 1?

DAY 1:
(from left to right, Janna, me!, Emily)
So, turns out that Janna and Emily and I all have 9:05 first classes on Monday/Wednesday/Fridays, so we get to ride our bikes together from the 1504 to campus! :) I have been planning to ride to school but didn't know I'd get to ride with anyone else, and it was so fun this morning! Yippee.

The Low-down: So first day back you ask? Yep, went great! Woke up WAY before my first class and headed to the SLC (pronounced "slick") to get my work-out on with Emily :) and then came home and ate a yummy breakfast and headed off to class on the bike! ZOOM! I already have homework, not surprised, but I've gotta go get that done!

-sic 'em

Saturday, August 20, 2011

new place!

So I've successfully moved in! All my roomies are here and I'm getting so excited for this year! I love love love our place! My room is still in the process of being set up...waiting to get a bed to decorate (happening today)! My bathroom is totally finished and it is super cute! Hues of blue and purple make it super relaxing and it's super girly :) I love it!

Mom and the brobee are coming in town today!!

[Mom and the brobee]
 They should be here any minute! Mom's bringing some extra things I left at home when I moved and I'm going to show them around. They haven't seen the 1504 (this is what I'll be referring to the new apartment as from now on) yet and then we're gonna run around Waco for the afternoon. Then, dad and Amy are headed down to help me shop for a bed. We're going to drive down to round rock and hopefully have some luck! I'm so ready to get my room set up...right now it's all chaotic. pics to come of course!

I've got a busy busy day ahead!


p.s. The Waco farmer's market consists of one farmer and one tent....just in case you were wondering. dissappointed :(

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to the 254.

Well I'm all packed up...the movers come tomorrow morning and then I'm back on the road to head back to school! I'm super excited to move into the duplex I'm living in this year. Wanna see who I'm living with?? 
Janna (on the left) that's me on the right!



and Jamie

Aren't they all super gorgeous! Both Janna and Emily are music majors like me and I've actually never met Jamie! She's from California. She attended Baylor last fall and is friends with Emily and is coming back to Baylor this year! I'm soooo excited to meet her!

...and so I'm headed out in the A.M. Kev is coming to help me move in and unpack. Isn't he just the best? [love you babe!] I promise to take lots of pics tomorrow of the move and once everything is finally unpacked! 'till then, Sic 'em!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

my summer in one picture.

see the sun? yeah it was 110 almost everyday out at camp this summer!

see those kids? that's who I ministered to and cared for this summer!

see how their arms are in the air? that was our method of getting them to attract snipes* This goofiness was what I was a part of all summer!

fun, fun, and fun. What an amazing God and family in Christ I have.

*snipes are imaginary creatures who are attracted to the smell of body odor...click here for another explanation :P

Stay cool y'all!