February 1 & 2 Story time!!! I hate knowing I can’t possibly share everything I’m seeing and experiencing because every moment here is so precious, but I have to tell some of these stories – I have to get them out and onto something that will encourage others, remind me and outlive me. Just know,… Continue reading Africa Days 1&2 ~ If grace is an ocean..
I’m in Europe. Me. Little, old Stacey from the Grove. I feel small. You know how when you find yourself in the midst of a big thing or a big place or big people, and you just feel small? That’s me right now sitting in this airport cafe. I just bought the most expensive cup… Continue reading Stories & Dreams, Big Africa, small me.
20(in)11 Recap & 2012: A DATE & A DARE I blogged some plans for 2011 here. God’s response to those plans was, “Not so much, baby girl!” He, again, went above and beyond! 2011 was filled with the fun of Taco Tuesdays, roller skating, grad school, Cowboys games, romantic dates, an incredible BDayPalooza weekend, camps,… Continue reading 2012: A Date, A Dozen, & A Dare…
DAY 8: Today Show/ Empire State Building / 5th Avenue Shopping, (Yay for H&M & the most beautiful Guess Store I’ve ever laid eyes on!!) /Carriage ride through Central Park / More 5th Avenue 🙂 Day 9: African Dance Class/ Times Square / Hershey’s store / M&M Store / Dinner @ The Playwright / Mary Poppins on… Continue reading NYC Days 8-10 =D
Ground Zero. Back home we can take a mile walk or run from home down to the OKC Memorial where the reflecting pool, the Survivor Tree, and the garden of chairs honoring lives lost are met by hundreds upon hundreds of passers by every day. Memoriabilia still hangs from a fence and both tourists and… Continue reading Dream Trip Day 7: Ground Zero, Liberty & Ninjas Everywhere
Ok remember what I said about Philly’s downtown? SCRATCH. THAT. Helloooooooooooo NEW YORK!!!! Philly is no less amazing than I said it was – but OH MY GAWWWSH. How do you even begin to put into words all that is New York City??? There aren’t words. There are no sentiments for this insane inner high… Continue reading Dream Trip Day 6: NEW. OMG. YORK.
Ever since the first time I saw the movie Philadelphia I have longed to go there. Not to downplay the significant historic value in things like The Liberty Bell or Betsy Ross’s house… but all I ever wanted to see was those beautiful Philly neighborhoods… the culture, the buildings, the people hanging out on porches… Continue reading Dream Trip Day 5: Philly Love
Driving into D.C., looking out the left window: Me: Wow, this is SOOOOOOO cool guys! We’re actually here, look at it all! I know you’re young, and you may not even realize it now, but srsly girls – this day is a big deal – I mean just look at all of this… really important… Continue reading Dream Trip Day 4: D.C. BABY!
Years ago I got this crazy idea in my head to roadtrip to New York. A couple of times a few friends and I attempted to make it happen but to no avail. It just wasn’t meant to be. Until now. My dream trip is now in full effect and I have the privilege of… Continue reading DreamTrip Day 1/2 – ROADTRIP!!!
Well I FINALLY made good on my year long promise to visit Sarah after she ran away from me for graduate school to Wheaton last year… and while it took way too long for me to get my hide over there, it was certainly more than well worth the wait! The timing was perfect! Weather… Continue reading Chi-Town