Wednesday, March 27, 2013

this and that. AND A HOUSE.

anyone else have a hard time getting rid of clothing? I try to not put too much value in my earthly possessions but my brain always comes back to 'I MIGHT wear this again'. many times that item will hang in my closet for way too long without any wear. but sometimes I'm right and I do find a way to wear it. so it's hard for me to get rid of some things. sometimes just for sentimental reasons. anyone? I know I'm not alone.

all of that to say, we've been trying to get rid of things that aren't essential because we found a house to rent!! it happened a lot faster than I expected but when we walked in we thought.. yeah. (: and then all of the little things (I LOVE how God cares about those) AND the bigger things (like $$) just made us think.. YEAH. not to mention, our landlord is extremely generous and is also holding on to the house until May so we're not leaving our apartment too crazy early. we're feeling extremely blessed and sometimes sit wondering if it's real. (; the place is very tiny with closets only in the bedrooms, so we're working on ways to take less with us and ways to creatively store what we need.

so the house is the most exciting thing happening lately. other than that, we've been enjoying having some downtime together. I am no longer watching Gideon, so we have used some gift cards from Christmas (about time, am I right?), tried a few new local restaurants & coffee shops, visited the quarter a couple times, talked about Jesus & marriage equality & life, and have tried to avoid the craziness that has been Facebook the last few days.

Chad was able to pick up a couple days of work this week and then tomorrow (!!) his parents are coming here for a long weekend visit! we always love having a little bit of home come to us. so that's what we'll be up to this weekend.

also, we're set to be in Michigan for a few days staring April 17th to bring the rest of our things from our storage unit down here. hopefully we'll get to see some of your beautiful Michigan faces! let us know if you get excited about lifting heavy things. we may have a job for you.

OH and go see Olympus Has Fallen and don't forget to stay for the credits. (: and GI Joe. (sorry husband, I can't help but talk you up)

Thursday, March 07, 2013


we've been entertaining the idea of renting a house when our lease is up in a few months, even though it has been SO nice having fun roommates and cheap rent. Chad hasn't been working for a few weeks so he has had time to be looking online. when I have some free time, or on the weekends, we'll drive around to see the houses he finds and check out the area that they're in.

in New Orleans you'll be driving in a nice neighborhood and all of the sudden it will change to not-so-nice. so we try to check the area out before deciding if we're really into the house. we want to feel safe without completely living in a safe bubble type area, if that makes any sense, and we've liked being closer to the city so far, so we're trying to find something close. it's kind of like a second job, ha.

anyway, we went to look at one of the said houses, started walking around the block and were stopped by some film school students asking if we'd like to be extras. kind of funny, considering Chad's job. he tried not to give that away though. [also, a few months ago, Chad, Gideon and I were asked to be in a commercial that has been airing on local channels down here. I've been trying to find it online with no luck so far, so hopefully sometime I can show you our two seconds of fame. we're basically celebrities.. (; ]

later that day, we met with a couple of guys that Chad had worked with on The Last Exorcism Part II to see it on the big screen. neither of us slept well that night, ha. BUT, it was realllly neat to see Chad's name up there for the first time! so to spare you a sleepless night, I just thought I would share that photo with you if you don't want to go. (: so proud of that man.

and this is what we did today on my day off..

basically.. we just ate food. (; explored the city a bit too. (see: city greens. nola beans.)

and here are a few of my iPhone photos and instagrams as of late.


Friday, March 01, 2013

je danse.

something I found on the world wide web. just an old one of my favorites I was re-watching  thought I'd share. [you can stop after a minute and a half.. the rest is just talking.]

also, these harlem shake videos out there? every time I see one I think, 'is there anyone actually doing the harlem shake in any of these?' such a weird trend all of the sudden. [but someone posted this one the other day and I felt a little better.. (; hopefully that link works, let me know.]

oh and go to YouTube and in the search bar type in 'do the harlem shake'. if you've seen the videos, you'll have a little giggle. or you'll just say, "WOW." like we did.

happy weekend.