In order to escape all the Royal Wedding hoopla I figured I could do a blog update. It isn't that I don't like Kate and William or weddings in general, I am just tired of hearing about it. I will admit her dress was beautiful. And yes, it's a great thing. But aren't all weddings? It is two people making a covenant before God, saying they will glorify Him better as a couple. It is amazing how silly little events like this wedding take over peoples lives. They ignore their own specific purposes and live for William and Kate, or some other celebrity. On the bright side, TCM is playing one of my favorite movies, Roman Holiday at 10! Oh wait...I don't get TCM. The bright side just vanished. 

As I step down from my soapbox, please enjoy some random photos of our monsoon-like weather this week. 

I took both of the above photos with my iPhone. 

It has been a great week. I have one final left! I learned that I am going to be a Raleigh Debutante and my Jeffrey Campbell Lita shoes are going to be arriving tomorrow. And tomorrow is my birthday! I return home Monday after my last final (Econ ughhh). I am so ready for summer. I keep thinking of all the things I want to do in these free months. Hopefully I will get to do all of them

"For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him"
Colossians 1:16


At The Close.

Last night was Fleur-de-lis Rage. A Kappa function. It was a blast! I took Hanna as my date. 
 Stephanie and Me. 

 Panama City group!!! 

Today we had a little Cru field day because it was reading day, therefore no classes or finals. 
Yes, I am a beast. 

Photo credit to Danielle! Love my Cru people!! 

 As you can see, a storm was coming. 
 Afterwards we went on a trip to Yoghut. The best place ever. I tried their new flavor, Spa Honey Lavender which was delicious with strawberries and granola!
The storm hit while I was in my dorm watching my new favorite show, Twin Peaks, on Netflix. 

On another note, I have 5 days left here! It's bittersweet. But more sweet than bitter. And my birthday is Saturday! I am so ready for summer. 

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, 
but fools despise wisdom and discipline."
Proverbs 1:7



What a fantastic weekend. The family ventured to Columbia to celebrate Easter and my Baptism on Sunday. Gaga, Papa, Mom, Dad and Olivia spent a beautiful three days in the armpit of the South. 
They stayed at the Sheraton on Main. A beautiful hotel with a fantastic rooftop bar. We spent a little time there before dinner Saturday. Below are some pictures of the view. 

 As well as my outfit. My grandma took me shopping for my birthday (this coming Saturday). The top is new: Creme Fraîchè; skirt: Billabong; shoes: Vince Camuto 
 My sister ordered a blue smurf--interesting. 

 See the tall building to the left? That's my dorm. Oh how I will not miss it. One week left!
 I love the border on this building. My grandpa told me that this kind of exterior decoration is too expensive to do now. What a shame. 

 We went to Dianne's on Devine for dinner and it was fantastic. 
 Filet and seafood sampler. Split with my dad, rightly so. 
 I would take this over birthday cake any day. 

 One of my proudest photos. Packing up--yes those are all shoes. Some people collect stamps, I collect shoes. It's all good. 
 For lunch Sunday we went to one of my favorite restaurants, Cafe Strudel. 
mmm cinnamon pancakes...

 Then it was time for Church. I was baptized in the first service and it was incredible. My Bible study leader from high school, Karen, drove all the way here with her husband to do the baptizing. I am so glad I got to have this experience. Below are pictures of Natalie and Kristen getting baptized. 

God is doing such great things in my life right now, in the hearts of those around me. I feel Him more than ever. 

Praise the Lord. 
Praise God  in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens. 
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness. 
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing, 
praise him with the strings and flute, 
praise him with the clash of cymbals, 
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. 
Praise the Lord. 
Psalm 150
A perfect Easter Sunday psalm. 




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Charleston Safari.

Yesterday, as mentioned in my last post, I went to Charleston with Hanna. Her house is basically like going on an African Safari. Her dad loves Africa and has hunted and brought back many exotic animals(not alive). Take a look. 

 I was a little upset at the zebra carcasses, but according to Hanna, "they're over populated and they're jerks!"
I took a few more shots of their home. There are crosses and Bible verses everywhere. 

 Farewell, Hanna's humble abode. 
Hello, Blessing Of The Fleet. 
There were shops of all sorts, as well as local seafood. 

 And some reptiles?

 And a hedgehog??
 The Piggly Wiggly man/pig and me
 Notice the fried alligator...

 Cooper River Bridge

 After the festival, Hanna and I headed back to Columbia. 
I had to attend a Kappa Sisterhood event at a local park. 

 Photo credit as well as grass crown credit goes to Chelsea Bennett. 
(Vintage jewelry; dress-Karlie; boots-Tommy Lama)
Photo credit is the same for the below pictures. 
 Lovely Kappa sisters!
Attempting to catch some minnows. 
I am not looking forward to the hectic week I have before me. I have an Econ test tomorrow (for which I should be studying instead of writing here) as well as an English paper due Friday. The English part might actually turn out to be fairly interesting. The class is simply titled "Fiction." It has been a fascinating semester. We have read novels verging on the science-fiction genre. But not the kind with aliens, robots, and UFO's. We have read: Frankenstein-Mary Shelley, Heart & Science-Wilkie Collins, The Island of Dr. Moreau-H.G. Wells, Measuring The World-Daniel Kehlmann, Ship Fever-Andrea Barrett and we are just finishing Love in Infant Monkeys-Lydia Millet. I am excited to write the paper, as I have come up with a lot of opinions over the last few months regarding the subject of science. But I come from a Christian perspective. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but for now I must study for Econ. Or not...

In other news, my dream came true. Those Jeffrey Campbell boots I mentioned yesterday will be mine. They are sold out everywhere, though. So they ship May 3rd. I can wait for such fabulousness. 

But wait...I just got back from an amazing sermon at my church, Midtown. They record all their sermons, so if you want to hear it please check out the website later this week. It was absolutely heart-wrenching. The pastor spoke of God's wrath. And how if we believe, we have no wrath to bear. IT IS FINISHED. (That's the title of the series.)

"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him."
John 3:36
With Jesus, we have LIFE. We cannot find it anywhere else. Look to Him for life and you will be satisfied.