Friday, August 23, 2013


Twice in one month. On a roll!

My friend Katie blogged about the quarter life crisis this week and pretty much summed up my life. Even if my quarter life crisis is 2 years late (or two years running strong?) :) I'm so thankful for sweet friends who speak truth as we walk through life together. You should give it a read, and also the article she talks about from Relevant. I especially loved this part

"One day you’re jogging along with as upbeat music confirms with every step that you can take on the world. The next day, you’re sprawled out on the couch wishing you could live in a ‘90s sitcom, Death Cab for Cutie in the background confirming with every melody that you can’t even take on your laundry, let alone the world."

I've been at the same job for 3.5 years now, with nothing really changing the whole time. I mean, my life changed- I bought a house, made some great friends, gained a sister-in-law, but at work- same chair, same customers, same parking lot view.

I found out this week things will change a little. New coworkers, new chair, new customers, new parking lot view. Why when things actually change do I suddenly want everything to stay the same? I'm excited about this change, but still hesitant. Fear is a beast. An ugly one. One I struggle with almost daily. But like Katie, I'm trying to gage whether or not I let things pass me by because I don't want to or because of fear. I feel like I'm becoming more aware of this lately, and trying to be more brave.

I've also tried to be more mindful of my attitude. I'm quick to complain, which helps no one. I saw this poster on pinterest (of course) and it's definitely on my short list of things I need for my house.

It's so true. We all have a choice as to how we will react to whatever life brings us. For now I'm choosing not only happiness, but JOY. I've had a little paper with a handwritten 1 Peter 1:8 propped up on the cutest little bird at work.

"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious JOY."

I feel like maybe this is coming off that I'm unhappy, I'm not! Just too often I forget why I'm here- to glorify the Lord. When I feel like I'm stagnant, I'm not joyful. When I'm fearful, I'm certainly not joyful. When I wake up at 4:15 to go work out, I am not joyful. But that's a choice. I could be joyful- probably not ever before 6 am - but I can try?

So maybe 27 is the year for big change, bravery, and joy. Here's hoping, right twenty somethings?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The New Jacobs

Oh heeeeey guys.  Remember me?


Anyway, there's been a lot of projects happening lately, the most extravagant and exciting being little BoBo's wedding!

He finally put a ring on it in February after 6? 7? years of dating. side note-they don't know when their first date was.  It was that long ago.

Rehearsal Dinner

I've been so proud of Jennifer and her planning/organizing skills.  February - August really isn't much time to plan for the biggest party of your life. For all she talks about being paralyzed by decisions, she's made so many choices one right after the other. Everything was so beautiful. I know we've all asked this before, but what did we do without Pinterest? As essential as the internet itself.  Or pizza.

I'm pretty sure Bobby had zero idea what he got himself into.  Marriage he was ready for.  Wedding planning? Threw him for a loop.  At dinner about two weeks before the wedding after a long day of cutting burlap, measuring lace, and picking out songs, he asked, "Are we done talking about the wedding for today?" We all just looked at him like he was the last little pitiful puppy for sale at the pet store.  But he made it!

One of the things I remember about the day was how HAPPY they both were.  The pictures prove it, and I can't wait to see what the videographer caught from the day.  I have all my fingers crossed that he got Bobby's impressive dance moves in the dance circle.  That's definitely replay through the years worthy.

This was the most fun I've had at a wedding in a long time. Maybe because I knew a lot of people there, or because I was happy to be a part of the start of a new family, but it was probably because of the photo booth.

I have had more fun looking at these pictures.  The rest of Saturday into Sunday I kept looking at the ones I brought home and could not stop laughing.  Then  I found out they were all posted on facebook through the photobooth's website.  Hilarious.  No one surprised me more than my cousin Mimi.  I have NEVER seen this many facial expressions for one person in my life.  She's a rockstar.  Maybe she takes lots of selfies for practice.  :) Love you!

This is definitely a day for the books, and one I pray the details won't easily be forgotten.

I loved being a part of this wedding, and love that I now have a sister-in-law. I know this means life will be a little different, but if I was a betting (wo)man, I'd say it's a change for the better.