Friday, February 1, 2008

Katie, Clouds, and...Smart Cars?

After an awesome week at the Freedom House, I was blessed to get to hang out with one of my bestest friends in the entire world! :) We don't have history that takes us back to our childhoods together. We don't share many commonalities in our teenage years, in fact, there are very few things we would have agreed upon in those years. We are from entirely different worlds (OK and CA). Both of us look completely different from each other, but I think of her as a sister. We do not talk everyday, we talk every week, if we're lucky! (Neither of us likes the phone) She lives in Santa Barbara, and I'm back down in the OC...in fact, honestly, I don't even know how we became friends...but for the grace of God...as there is very little in common between the two of us! But, Miss Katie Grace Clay is one of the dearest people I have ever been blessed to know! Her passionate, shout-it-from-the-rooftops love for Jesus is something that I completely admire, and to which I strive to liken myself. Her boundless energy and golden smile are all I need to make my day better! :) And to think, God used HTML, and Marketing classes at Brooks to bring us together! One day, over coffee (for me it was a chai bomb, for her, it was an americano) at my all-time favorite "Java Jones," we chatted about the wedding industry, our mutual love of love stories, and each shared parts of our "stories" in an attempt to get to know each other...Who knew it would turn into a friendship such as this. This girl blows my mind. And I am so VERY thankful to have her in my life!

Sorry, that was a bit of a tangent, BUT there is a point! When I left the Freedom House, my weekend had been wonderful....and it only got better. Katie and I had a blast hanging out. Over nachos and drinks we caught up about our love lives, and business matters, and just life in general. It is so wonderful to share in someone's life where God is working so very vividly! I spent the night at her house, and headed back to the dreaded (except for the fact that my boy is here, that is) OC. Here are a couple shots from Katie's new apt, and the gorgeous sky after the incredibly violent storms...









these clouds are just beautiful! God paints gorgeous skies, doesn't He?



Ok, so I have a MINI Cooper, and I really didn't think cars could get any more ridiculous than that...I was so very wrong. This was the scene as I pulled off the 57 freeway in Brea....

The Euro Smart Cars by Mercedes have finally invaded the US...pretty soon, we're all going to be driving things that look like wind-up cars and Tonka trucks! Out with the Hummers and gas-guzzlers! In with the easy to destroy Hot Wheels! Oh Dear...

2 comments:

kennykimdotcom said...

I think my next car is going to be either a Hybrid or one of those smart cars!

KATIE said...

oh wow!!! you blogged about us! :)
love you sweet pea!
you're pretty amazing by the way... that photo of us is silly cute.