Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: December 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Holidays: iPhone Style

Christmas wonderfulness.
Christmas Town // Christmas goodie-making // Christmas pretty // Christmas Eve sparkling apple juice *cheers* // Homemade eggnog 

The best part about Christmas, though, was having people around. Especially new sisters:
And home-from-college adventuring friends:
Both of which willingly put up with my zeal for group selfies.

I really love Christmas.

Hope ya'lls Christmas was as delightful as mine was!
Love, Case

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Few Thoughts

I am in the middle of my bedroom floor, sitting like a frog, because I'm sick and that's the only position that isn't painful right now. But when you're in too much pain to move and be productive, you have time to think.

My life has been wonderful lately. I really do love my life, and this season has been a beautiful bit of existence. Each moment has been full of excitement, anticipation, and lots of new things. However, combine moment after moment, full of bright and lovely things, and it creates something quite tiring.
Kind of like the longer the string of Christmas lights you have the more electricity you need to run them (bad analogy, but hey, I'm surrounded by Christmas, so what else am I gonna pull from?).
But if my life looks like a long string of Christmas lights, even if it feels exhausting, I'm okay with that.

Speaking of Christmas, I just realized moments ago that it's the Christmas season.
Meaning, Christmas is 5 days away.
Um, what?
I feel like I've been confused with how soon stores are putting out Christmas decorations. I get stuck in the mentality of, "wow, they have decorations out already? It's not even close yet!" And that mentality gets carried over into the week before Christmas.
Oh well. It will come whether I'm ready or not, which is a good thing, because the latter is more likely.

A few things I've been enjoying lately:
1) My room. Amy was the mastermind behind decorating my room for me. I had so much to do, she knew I didn't have time to do it myself, so she surprised me. And let me tell you: it's the best my room has looked in a long time. Completely Christmas-fied. And it makes me suuuuper happy.
2) Allie. I have loved having a friend who lives literally ten minutes down the road from me. It's great for spur-of-the-moment, cake-eating-for-two parties at 11 p.m.
3) People. I have some awesome people in my life right now, who motivate me in so many different areas. Like dressing up like a giant orangutang to entertain high school kids.

One thing I haven't been enjoying lately:
1) Sickness. Almost every person has had strep in my family at least once since September, and most of them have had it three times. We just can't shake this.

I hope ya'll are having a fantastic December.
FULL of Christmas lights and cheesy Christmas songs, and PLENTY of fattening goodies (save dieting for January when there's nothing better to do;)


Tuesday, December 17, 2013


You define yourself.
Which sounds really fruity and cliche. But you do.
You define yourself because you control what you allow to define you.

What do you let define you?
Your possessions?
Your education? the school you go to?
What your parents think?
What your boyfriend says?
The crowd's opinion?
What the billboards scream?
You have the ability to define yourself. So the question is,
will you allow yourself to be defined by what your Maker says?
or will you define yourself by what the creation says?


Hope ya'll are gettin' in to the swing of this Christmas season in the most jolly of ways. I still can't believe it's so close… But I'm extremely thankful for the break on homework! 

What are ya'll doing this holiday season? What are some traditions?
Comment about them, or post them and let me know!:)

Love, Case