Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Leaving Pieces"

She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. 
It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.
-brian andreas.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

always keep your pockets full of confetti

{via: flickr.}

ready to throw into the air for...

the days you wake up without your alarm clock.
the smiles you get from strangers.
when your shampoo is on sale.
hitting every single green light.
when you see your Love.
your favorite song coming on the radio.
when you get mail.
when you get hugs from your family. 
when you're with your best friends.
 and especially
when you realize you are 
exactly where you need to be,
doing exactly what you need to be doing. 
(you are. i promise. it's all part of His plan.)

my only question is:  
why isn't confetti always raining from the skies?

...we've got a lot of reasons to celebrate.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

{Quote of the Week.}

week {hundertdreizig};

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Friday, June 24, 2011

note to self:

it may be cliche, but Anna, it's the truth.

don't forget.

i don't care how often you have to remind yourself, so long as you do.


and since you're already on the topic of self reminders:
Rule number 76: no excuses. Play like a champion.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

And love is either in your heart or on its way...

[6.11.2011 Christian & Katherine's first dance.]

a few weekends ago two of my close friends got married to each other. 

it was a beautiful wedding on a cute farm in Kansas. and it was as dreamy as it sounds- and oh so much more.

i love weddings. absolutely, positively love them. whether it's a dear friend's wedding or someone i've never even met, my heart swells watching two people celebrate their never-ending love for one another.

and when my best friends marry the love of their lives- holy moly. my heart nearly jumps right out of my chest with happiness.

but i can't help but wonder, how on earth will i keep my heart from exploding with love the day i marry the love of my life?

do they have vitamins to prevent that?


And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on its way
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Monday, June 20, 2011

{Quote of the Week.}

week {hundertneunundzwanzig};

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

"To her the name of father was another name for love."

[me & my dad circa 1992.]

happy fathers day 
to my dad.

i love you to the moon & back, pops. you are my hero. 
your Anna Banana
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Here I lay my trust.

{via: flickr.}

I have a lot of unreasonable fears. 

One of which I spend the most time worrying about is messing up my own fate.

"Anna, isn't that kind of like an oxymoron?" you ask. "Wouldn't  messing up your fate be just another part of your fate?"

You sir, are correct.  But my mind doesn't operate in such logical ways. No, no it does not..

but, today the theme of this post is fate, not how illogical my mind can be. (though, someday soon, there will be a post about how that.)

I truly believe in fate. I do. I truly believe that someday I will look back on these times & say, thank goodness it didn't work out in that relationship, otherwise I would have never met ________ (insert future husband's name here.)

but Today is not someday. Today is today & today I am losing the skip in my step, the sparkle of hope in my eyes. It's easy to say you believe in fate. It's much harder to put all of your trust in fate. I am a big fan of the thought that God has plans in store for us... plans much greater than anything we could conceive on our own. I love this thought. I have faith that it is true. God knows what will truly make us happy while we so often don't.

But here I sit on the other side of the world, away from my family & friends. It is beautiful here. Absolutely breathtaking. But I can't help but find myself wondering: "what if I'm supposed to meet my husband right now, but I am here?", "what if my perfect job was just around the corner & I went & threw it away?" these thoughts keep my mind busy throughout the day & though they are exhausting thoughts to have, they keep my mind swirling most nights. It's a terrible pattern.

But, a pattern I intend to change. 

So tonight, as I lay my head down to rest,
I will put all my trust in Him.
Every little bit.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

{Quote of the Week.}

week {hundertachtundzwanzig};

 {via: weheartit.}
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.- Frederick Buechner
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sometimes we pose ridiculous, like celebrities.

[6.10.2011, Katherine & Christian's rehearsal dinner.]

i already miss this girl like crazy. 
(and all my friends back home.)

she & her honey got hitched this past weekend & it was beautiful. pictures to come...

back in Germany, which means more consistent posting from this.point.on.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the good kind of yowza.

tomorrow i am flying back to the U-S of A.
(why on earth do people say it like that? drives me bonkers.)

i'm going home to watch one of my best friends get married.
mighty good reason to fly across the pond if i do say so myself.

and then, next week, i come right back to my new home-
for a whole year.

(but the good kind of yowza, ya know?)

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Monday, June 6, 2011

{Quote of the Week.}

week {hundertsiebenundzwanzig};
 {via: random musings.}
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Friday, June 3, 2011

nothing can stop us...

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

hear, hear!

[via: scout's honor.]
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