Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer To-Do's !!

Well. After much thought and wheedling (word? awesome.) from the best friend, I've finally compiled my list of summer must do's. Granted we're now 1/2 through summertime, but I've been working on these since June. SO. Here we go :) 


1. Impact360 Alumni Reunion! (Well at least I know I'll get one...) 

2. Finish my list of Disney Movies (basically all of them...) 

3. Finish my Impact books! (eek.) 

4. Use a fake name at Starbucks. 

5. Make a Taco Bell run at midnight with Rachel and Patricia and anyone else who happens    to party hardy. 

6. Have a yogurt date with my little sister. 

7. Visit Florida! 

8. Do my puzzles.

9. Go to Schlitterbahn.

10. Stay up all night & watch the sunrise!

11. Watch the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender with my little brothers.

12. Finish writing about my year at Impact360. 

13. Walk on the beach.

14. Go to a midnight premier. 

15. Actually MAKE something creative off of Pinterest. (glow -in-the-dark bubbles don't count. They didn't work.) 

16. Pray through an entire month.

17. Memorize 2 Corinthians 4, Proverbs 31 & Isaiah 40. 

18. Finish one of my leather bound books from Barnes & Noble. 

19. Finish at least 1/2 of my "Must See These Movies Eventually!" list. ("eventually" never seems to come around...) 

20. Do the Brio Girl 30 Day Challenge.

21. Make new friends :) 

22. Listen to the Crosspointe Church series on Ruth again! 


24. Watch Wyatt Earp. And pay attention this time. 

25. Buy a new dress! 

26. Learn how to country dance :D 

27. Write a letter.

28. Make 4th of July cupcakes. 

29. Go bike riding. 

30. Learn at LEAST 1 song on the guitar. 


31. sing a duet with my lil' sister Poptart Turshy Snips Snickers Seastarr Seester!! 

Probably won't get through ALL of these...but it's worth a shot!! :) 

Quote of the Day: (I was reading.) 

"Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible." - C. S. Lewis <3 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Right & Wrong & Timing

"You met the right just met him at the wrong time."

I've heard this phrase over and over again within the past week, whether it was meant to be a comforting word from friends, a line in a song, or a dramatic scene ender in a movie (also just made up the word ender. awesome.) So I'm taking this blog post to address that little idea.

I'm not normally one to be bursting bubbles, but you didn't meet the right person at the wrong met the WRONG person at the RIGHT time.

Somehow I don't think the God of the Universe is sitting in heaven crossing His fingers watching you live life....and then sits back and sighs in disappointing when you and your husband's path cross 3 years before He meant for it too. Now granted, there's such a thing as not being READY to be in a serious relationship with "the one" because you're still learning what God wants you to learn. But if you don't end up with what you consider the "man of your dreams" it's not because you met him to's because God has a far greater and bigger plan, and someone even better!

Maybe this is just common sense....but it's something I've been thinking about :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Item #1!

Well, after MUCH planning, I've finally gotten started on my bucket list! Which is very, VERY exciting.
And in true Stewart fashion, we started big.

Item #1: A DisneyWorld Summer Visit

After 18 years of fingers crossed, the Stewart family has finally made it to Disney World! All prior conversations basically went like this:

Stewart Father: Yes daughter. We will travel to Disney World as soon as your youngest sibling is no longer in need of this strolling device!

Young Bethany: Okay!

*Stewart Mother proceeds to have a son*

Stewart Father: It's okay daughters! As soon as your youngest sibling has exited the stroller we will traavel to Disney World!

*Stewart Mother has ANOTHER son*

Okay so maybe not quite that British "tea & crumpets" - esque. Basically it was this long continual cycle, and as soon as Matthew got out of the stroller we moved 1/2 across the world to Israel.

But we finally got there! And it was magical, and made 18 years of waiting completely and totally worth it. I am so, SO thankful that God made this trip with my family possible :)

Also, I got an added bonus that was a huge blessing in & of itself, because I got to spend a day and 1/2 with my best friend! 3 weeks seemed like a loooong time :)