Saturday, October 31, 2009

clean clean clean

It has been a rough past few weeks, but I think God has totally rejuvenated my spirit and I am filled and ready to finish the semester. However, if someone could PLEASE build me a place that holds approximately 300 people, will be ready by May 15th, and lets us bring our own food, that would be great! Asap.

Anyway. Nick and I have been officially been engaged for a month and four days, and it is just fantastic. In fact, today we are taking our engagement pictures! [I am not entirely sure the purpose of taking engagement pics, I mean, not that I don't want them, because I totally do, but what are you supposed to do with them?] But I bought new jeans and a sweater, so that is good. We are supposed to bring a few outfits, but basically all of my clothes are dirty, so00 new, nice, Gap jeans and a wrinkled hoodie it is! [Okkk ok ok, I will find something to wear besides wrinkled clothes that don't go together. I guess.]

Today has been the first day I have felt productive (outside of schoolwork) in quite awhile. My room is clean, like, actually clean, and not full-of neatly-stacked-piles-that-make-it-look-clean-for-like-an-hour clean, I even vacuumed and moved the boxes (as in cardboard moving boxes) full of books that have been sitting in the same place since Move-In day... [circa August 4th]. OH! And I dusted. Sheesh. Just call me Susie Homemaker...err, no. That would be my mom, I guess call me Hannah Homemaker (better alliteration anyway). :) But seriously, my room has not been clean for like 568409 days. [You're thinking, I thought she said August? That has only been like, 90 days? Yah, whatever.]

Ok well, bye.

"The JOY of the Lord is my strength." Neh 8:10

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I need a camp or conference or something...

"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me." Ps. 63:1-8

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sheesh. Never have a second to stop. When will college be over? Better yet, just Block 1 needs to end, thanks. Homework out the wazoo, group projects all over the place, work work work, wedding to plan, ahhhh going crazy!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." - Phil 4:6-8

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Professional, Schmessional.

While I do love to get up at seven every day and shower/get ready every day... [not so much], I would just love to have like, a week of freshman/sophomore/junior year back and wear sweats and not brush my hair if I didn't want to! I took it for granted, the ease and simplicity... and would love to have nothing more to worry about than making it home before midnight/one, getting my verse memorized (cough, cough) and being up at least 4 minutes before class started in order to make it there by the bell ringing. Real(ish) life is way less sloppy and procrastinatory (not a word) than early college.

Ohhhh well I guess, at least besides actually trying to go to bed on time and brushing my hair most days, life is not too awful or hard :)

Good day. Sunshine and a light breeze. Happy :)

"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our 'God is a consuming fire.'" -Hebrews 12:28-29

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Domestic Disturbance.

I have a serious concern for the state of the apartment directly above me come morning when they awake from their horribly drunken state. If they have not broken every single thing in there, I'll be surprised. I am pretty confident they are going to fall through the roof into our living room, and definitely sure there are more people in there than allowed by the fire marshal. For the last hour at least they have been LOUDLY stomping and I'm pretty sure dropping bowling balls on the floor while singing at the tops of their lungs. Ok and there is no way they are "dancing" and if they are, it has zero rhythm and does not go with the music at all. I only know that because it is VERY clearly coming through my ceiling. It is 3:50am, folks. 3:50!!! I have to work all day tomorrow!?!! What are they thinking. OH good, now they are outside, singing, very loudly. Lovely, I can hear them making plans to be back here tomorrow night. I'm moving.

"Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself..." Lev 19:17
" not plot evil against your neighbor..." Zech 8:17
"...'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31

Monday, October 12, 2009


Huskers/Chili Party, Family x3, Wedding Dress Shopping (got one, btw!!!), Apartment/Room Cleaning (we may have just bought a mop and a broom yesterday..oops), and a midterm tomorrow. Ahhh!!!

But I love my life and I love where I am. I'm slightly tired of going to class, but see the value in continuing to do so. I am beyond blessed.

Sidenote, thanks to Mom for doing the laundry.

Busy busy busy busy, but good.

If anyone has any inexpensive wedding reception venue ideas, let me know. now. Thanks!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I'm Engaged!!! [novel version of the story. sorry I ramble]

Ok ok ok. It has officially been a whole week since Nick popped the question, but I had such a busy seven days and am finally sitting down to write out the story. [Let me just tell you all, I was TOTALLY surprised and had zero idea it was coming this soon (he had me thinking next semester!)]

First of all let me clarify- I recently had a revelation that perhaps Nick might be tricking me and there was a chance we would be getting engaged earlier than I thought. I have a tendency to ruin surprises for myself which, if it just affected me would not be too terrible, but it kills all the fun for the person planning the surprise. So upon said revelation, I basically made getting engaged and married an abstract thought and idea, something that would happen someday, but was not any time soon so I should quit thinking about and waiting for it. I knew Nick wanted me to be surprised, and I knew I would ruin it if I tried.

That being said, last Saturday was our one-year of dating anniversary. I had to work all day (literally 6am-7pm) and then go home and shower, get ready and finish the gift I got for/made him. Then we were going to watch the Huskers game and grill steaks at his house. I got to his house and he gave me a beautiful diamond necklace (picture to come, I am not at my computer so I can't post one) and we spent the evening just watching football and hanging out together. [I thought the necklace and evening were perfect and definitely enough, just fyi].

SO the next day, Sunday, he asks me to go out to eat with him and then go out to the lake to watch the sunset. We eat, and drive out hurrying to catch the rapidly setting sun. We get to the lake and he takes me down to the place where he told me he loved me for the first time [again, see pictures to come, or look on Facebook], and for ten or so minutes we just took pictures of ourselves and watched the sun set over the lake. Perfect way to end a day, or so I thought...

[Ok so here I will remind you all how Nick asked me to be his girlfriend, only one short year and a day before: He made a scrapbook, but don't call it such, with pictures of us and a letter he had written me that, in a roundabout way asked me to date him at the end. I looooved it. He is such a romantic :) ]

Back to last Sunday. So we are talking and watching and he says something like he has one more gift and sorry it wasn't done yesterday, but do I still want it? I'm like duh, thinking a gift is a gift, no matter what day you give it to me, of course I'll take it! :) So he pulls out a book, kind of similar to the first one, minus the fact that the date on the front is one day and one year later. He tells me to read it, again pictures and a letter, and I do so (outloud, per his request, I think just so I would be distracted enough not to notice him fidgeting around behind me).

All the while I am thinking, gosh, this is so great and cute, I mean, I love it and all, but this would have been such a great way to propse, silly boy should have waited to give this to me! [Can we say completely oblivious and gullible??!]

So I read it, outloud, and as I get to the end I read something to the effect of "today...take the next step in the journey..." Again I'm thinking, gosh I mean, I love the book and all, but this letter would have been such a great way to propose! Haha!

Ok so I'm done reading, and we are standing there, silent, breathing, saying nothing for what seemed like an hour [hardly a minute I'm sure] and I kind of turned around and looked at him, not sure what to say, because he wasn't saying anything! Totally awkward.. I turned back around to look at him for what to do next and he turned me around, got down on one knee, and said "Hannah, Will you marry me?" [AHHH!!!!!] I was like, "Whaaat?!" and then "I mean YES!" and then I started crying and just kept saying "What?!" and "This is so perfect" and "Oh my gosh!" oh and squealing and jumping up and down and hugging and whatnot :)

SO THEN after another few minutes, Nick points up the hill in some bushes, and out pop Sarah and Kai holding cameras! AND he points another direction and there is a videocamera taping us! [The video is quite hillarious, mostly of course me just being ridiculously excited and giddy.]

Ok so we're engaged, the wedding is May 15th so SOOO soon, and I am beyond more excited than ever to marry the most wonderful man I know. Love is a beautiful thing, and I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful relationship. Yay!

The pics