08 April 2011

It's Friday

That's right folks it is the end of another week, Friday  is upon us! 

The semester is almost over, I can't believe it! Here's to the next 20days!
Happy Weekend.


03 April 2011

girl's night

one of the things i love most about my wonderful roommate, Katie is our Roommate Girl's Nights! So, today we spent some time at the mall trying on ridiculous dresses supposedly for ring dance :) but mostly for our personal entertainment! Then, picked up dinner at Wingstop (yumm!) and spent some quality time watching Say Yes to the Dress and DC Cupcakes. annnnnd right about then was when Katie suggested we make our own cupcakes! so off to the h-e-b we traveled at 11pm! ha oh the life of a college student. so a couple hours later we ended up with some delicious and very cute strawberry margarita cupcakes, cinnamon cupcakes, and homemade fondant! did i mention, yumm?!

 I sure love this girl! 
 What do you like to do on lazy saturdays? 

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.” - Audrey Hepburn


16 March 2011

those lazy, hazy, crazy days of spring break

so this week i have had the chance to catch up on some school work and such but i also have had these two sleepies making long stretches of focus,,,ummm difficult? :)

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."  ~Bill Watterson,Calvin and Hobbes


14 March 2011

and now a little R&R.

whew! it's been a while, and a while it has been. soo i took my EC-6 Certification Test last week, the first of three tests I have to take before becoming fully certified to teach (hence the lack of posts) aaaaand, I PASSED! Praise the Lord! It was quite a lesson in worrying to be sure, and really put these verses into perspective:

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" -Matt. 6:25-27

And now, this week is Spring Break and already I have:
- gone to the duck pond with miss hannah banana on some pretty rockin' razors!
- made a new cupcake and frosting combo
- turned 22!
- started a new tv series 
,,,and it's only Monday! 

I feel pretty special to have some pretty awesome people and am looking forward to keeping you posted on this awesome week!

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


01 March 2011

oh what a beautiful day!

Today was an answered prayer. to put it lightly. Recently, I have been having some professional frustration in my senior methods. HOWEVER, today that all changed. I got to teach my seventh graders today for the first time!!! I've been observing there for over a month now but today was the day. I'll be honest this had been heavy on my heart for a couple weeks and my God provided today when I least expected it. and it felt AWESOME! The kids were wonderful, receptive, and seemed to enjoy the lesson. When I finished one of my kids looked up and said "Ms. Crosby you're a really good teacher" (insert melted heart) I just feel so blessed to have found a career that fills me with this much excitement. I even got out early, visited the Rec, then high on feel good endorphins had a delicious chicken salad sandwich plus an ever so slight piece of blackberry chess pie aka piece of heaven. Tonight's agenda? Quality Monday Night Television,,,Bachelor and Bethanny Ever After Premiere. Don't judge you know you are totally jealous! ha,,,bee.tee.dubs  I have officially decided after tonight an elephant ride on an African safari is a Courtney absolute must! 

Today personified a word I came across recently, Makarios. This Greek word is found in the Bible meaning "blessed, or having a restful soul" I sleep tonight with a restful soul and I have so much to be grateful for. 

1. My Amazing family
(yes, I am the short older sister, what's your point)

2. This lady,,,is one of the most God fearing, kind hearted people I have ever had the joy of knowing. 
Did I mention she's kinda a goober? :)

3. My beyond wonderful friends that you will probably meet along the way but if I were to add pictures of all of them we'd be here for a very long while.
4. Sweet tea. two words never sounded so sweet.
5. Days where you stay in your pajamas all day long, light a smelly good candle, and soak in the happy. 
6. Pearls. Classic. 
7. Road Trip Jam Sessions with the Windows down.

What are you grateful for? Is anyone else suddenly in the mood for turkey and dressing?

"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself,
 because it is not there. There is no such thing." [C.S Lewis]


27 February 2011

Acappellooza 2011

have you ever had one of those whirlwind days, where it seems like you have all the time in the world but then it's like where's the day gone? today was one of those days for me. slept in, ran errands, went to ULTA just to pick up some make up I ran out of but ended up getting a free face of makeup and walked out with some new goodies. :) talked to my aunt on the phone for about an hour. I just love catching up with her, it could be the most random conversations but it doesn't matter because she would still act interested. then, realized it was already 4pm, made a mad dash to get ready for my friend, Bryan's birthday dinner at Fish Daddys.

Then, after dinner we all indulged in Acappellooza! a benefit concert of several acappella groups from A&M and other schools including, UNT, UH, OU, and yes even t.u. It was SO good! All of the money raised was donated to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and DSO Kids! All the groups sounded amazing and I even got a chance to play with my new flip camera! (see Dad, I told you it would be put to good use)  I promise to post some video and pictures soon!

but, alas it is now very late and tomorrow is a new day! can anyone say red carpet kinda sunday?! that's right the Oscars! I already have my ballot filled out with my predictions of who will win,,,do you???

"and the Oscar goes to,,,"


25 February 2011

birthday of eternal proportions

so, in all my excitement to start this sucker i completely forgot to mention what prompted me to join the multitudes of the blog-o-sphere (hey, its better than me getting a tattoo on a bored friday night) 

Today, 16 years ago I made the most important decision I will ever make. it was one night at my house, i remember my mamaw was staying with us because of her cancer treatments and such. I had been asking my parents a lot of questions dealing with God, Jesus, heaven, sin, my brother's death (heavy stuff for a 6 year old) and I remember asking my parents why they kept saying they will see Connor again some day. They told me if you accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior you will spend forever and ever with Him in heaven. "To be absent from the body is to be Present with the Lord" as my mom put it. Long story short, I decided I wanted what my parents had, I wanted to see my Jesus face to face one day and so I prayed a simple, innocent prayer as only a child can but it forever marked a change in me. I remember this day as a celebration, a birth, and a promise. 

"because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” [Romans 10:9-13]

there are so many times when i fail, or feel insufficient, unworthy. but, that's the beauty of our God. His mercy has no limit, His love transcends no matter how dark or deep a pit we find ourselves in, God is there. In Him you will find as I have found purpose and peace.

so, i leave you with this. i am free because He died. i am broken in His name. and i have never felt more alive than when i am praising His name above all others. God is SO good.

February 25, 1995 



so, this being my first blog ever you will have to forgive me as i stumble my way through this. i guess introductions are in order.

Howdy! Bonjour! Hola! Ciao! Guten Tag! Khairein! Shalom! 

My name is Courtney. I like to read, cook, sing, watch classic movies. This by no means contains all of my favorites but it's a start,,,

I am addicted to several tv shows, some i'm proud of, some not so much but i still watch them shamelessly. Survivor anyone? I live with three of the best roommates a girl could have! I love antiques and anything unique  in nature. No cookie cutters for me, thank you :) 

and the last factoid for this my first post, i collect quotes. I love them. I will try to end each post with one so if I don't keep me accountable. mmk? 

"The episodes in life that last so many years in memory are often measured in fleeting moments as they happen." [Steve Summers]