Tuesday, December 29, 2009

cause I'm a snowfall kind of girl...

{via: flickr.}

i have always adored ingrid michaelson & her amazing songs... they always seem to speak to my soul. when i came upon this sweet song a few weeks ago my heart fluttered with joy--it captures everything i have been feeling lately.
here are the beautiful lyrics:
& here's a link to the song. : )

I want a snowfall kind of love
The kind of love that quiets the world
I want a snowfall kind of love
Cause I'm a snowfall kind of girl

I want a snowfall kind of love
That lights up the sky from below
I want a snowfall kind of love
That brings people to their window

Won't you bury me in your quiet love?
Oh bury me in your quiet love
Oh bury me in your quiet love
And we will blow away

I want a snowfall kind of love
The kind of love that keeps you in bed all day
Oh I want to look through with you
And watch it all melt away

Won't you bury me in your quiet love?
Oh bury me in your quiet love
Oh bury me in your quiet love
And we will blow away
le sigh.
xo-
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{Quote of the Week.}

week {dreiundfünfzig};

{via: flickr.}
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.— Barbara Kingsolver.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

a snowfilled note.

{via: weheartit.}
dearest darlings,
i hope your week has been absolutely magical--& full of lots of Christmas love & joy!
as i had mentioned in my last post, we have been snowed in the past few days, causing our family Christmas to be postponed by a few days...so today we are celebrating, alas, with my nieces and nephews and my siblings!...so i will not have time to do sunday sweets this week, but don't worry, i have extra exciting stuff to post this week to make up for it. ; )

Have a very happy Sunday my dears!
xo-
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Snowy Christmas Eve.

i am snuggled up in my house, watching movies, keeping warm while outside ice sheets continue to cover the ground, along with our house. Our back door is a solid sheet of ice! As much as i love white Christmas's, this weather is a bit crazy... we are stuck in Lawrence until the storm passes and we can safely drive to Kansas City to visit our loving family.

I hope you are all having
a wonderful Christmas Eve!
(& are keeping safe!)

{via: weheartit.}
with Love to all.
xo-

p.s. my sister Katie put on, yet another, AMAZING party!
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

a winter wonderland wedding.

how fun would a snowy wedding be? i think it would be so peaceful and cozy--& oh, so very romantic! i love this sweet one i came across the other day...
*swoon*
xo-
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

holiday giggles.

xo-
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Monday, December 21, 2009

{Quote of the Week.}

week {zweiundfünfzig};

{via: flickr.}

“Somewhere there’s someone, who dreams about your smile, and finds in your presence, that life is worth while, so when you are lonely, remember it’s true, somebody somewhere is thinking of you.”-Pamela Daranjo
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

week 21.



1. aren't these little fairies adorable?
they would make
such a great gift,
or decor for your home!









2. Classic Rudolph
will forever
have my heart.
He was the cutest!

















3. i love everything
about this cheery
living room
! So
vintage & colorful!
















4. Christmas in
Paris-one word:
b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.!













5. This scene in
Lady & the Tramp

is too sweet. I
love
how cozy & traditional
everything looks!













xo-
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Friday, December 18, 2009

day number 5.


{via: weheartit.}
the end.

i have finished everything for this semester. i finished at 8:32a.m. this morning--after taking my 7:30a.m. final, of course. because finals on the last day of finals + 7:30a.m. is brilliant... NOT. i shall write regularly again, and about much more interesting things soon! as for right now, my brain hurts & i just want to sit and watch funny movies all night, laughing, sending this silly semester off the way it should be done.

Farewell Fall Semester 2009.
we laughed. we cried. we had a love/hate relationship. however,
you will be fondly remembered...take care.
Love, Anna.
p.s. can you please tell Spring Semester 2010
to be extra kind & fun?? that would be great!

xo- happy friday! : )
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

day number 4.


{via: flickr.}

a few weeks ago i was sitting in the library writing a paper when a cute boy came and sat across from me. a few minutes later he received a call and talked about this and that for a bit. all of a sudden he says really loudly:
"I told you already! I know i have to be the D.D. (Designated Driver) for the star wars convention-- it's o.k. though, i heard the guy who did the voice for C-3PO is going to be there! It's going to be awesome!"
i giggled quietly and smiled at him, he turned bright red but then smiled back.

it was so cute--i absolutely adore quirky boys!


xo-
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

day number 3.

it had been an ongoing joke that a friend in my lecture should 'bring the rest of us coffee' when he was getting his in the morning...well tonight he actually brought us coffee for our religions of the east review session! it was absolutely the nicest thing & i couldn't believe that he had taken time, even though he knew we were just being silly & definitely not being serious!! it made me smile, how kind is he?!

{december 2009.}

i have met some of the most genuine people this semester- it makes my heart smile. & for that, i am so very thankful!
xo-
p.s. one paper & two finals down... only two to go!...
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{Quote of the Week.}

fweek {einundfünfzig};
[finals week edition.]

{via: tumblr.}

"It's important to be well-rounded — not purely scientific and analytical. Explore the arts: poetry, music, decoupage (a visual art form I've been developing since the first grade). And remember, it's always better to have a cursory knowledge of a lot of things than to actually know a lot about any one thing. This is called a liberal arts education."
hahaha!
i love being a liberal arts major! : )
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

day number 2.


kim & me.

my friend kim & i met in our berlin culture lecture that met every tuesday from 4:10-7:00p.m. we would get antsy sitting there for so long, so one day we decided to go bowling before class-- seeing as how we had three hours to wait around on campus. [oh & because bowling > studying.] can you believe we have a bowling alley on campus?? how rockin' is that? needless to say it was awesome--& i won! woot!!

today we had our berlin culture final. i hope i get a higher score than i did bowling. ; )

xo-
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Monday, December 14, 2009

day number 1.

sweet friends,
this week i have finals at my university. i do not like them, not one bit. but i don't think they care much about whether or not i like them, so i am out of luck.--well, seeing as how i must be studying, studying, studying, i can only post a little something each day... so i came up with a countdown of memories from the semester. i hope you enjoy & i apologize for being lame this week...

Monday nights this semester i worked as a designer for our school newspaper-- The University Daily Kansan. It was a totally new experience for me & i loved every minute.

I met some really great friends this semester while designing, and i am so glad i took a chance & tried it out. i loved it so much that i am designing again next semester! woot!

we had a lot of hilarious moments while in the news room and i had the best/funniest design chiefs, they are my favorite.

BUT, i think the best part of the semester was receiving the following award...

you see, this semester i had a really hard time containing myself from yelling "that's what she said" at least 3 times a shift. i can't say it didn't break the ice in getting the conversation going. i am going to frame it and hang it on my wall.

i'm already assuming my children will
one day be oh-so-very-proud-of their mother ... ; )

xo-

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{to}: Miss Julia...{love}: Your Aunt Anna.

{via: weheartit.}

My darling Julia,
I can hardly comprehend how fast time manages to march on.
It seems like yesterday that you entered
this big beautiful world!

You have always brought unbelievably big smiles to our faces, and more importantly our hearts!
I love that the first time i babysat you, you proceeded to only "meow" at me.
I think you knew it would be something to giggle about later in life, i think you are wise beyond your years.
I love that you take your food very seriously.
just like your aunt anna & your mamma.
I love that you cuddle like a baby koala.

I love that you leave me silly voicemails on my phone.
I love your monster growls, along with your love for dress-up.
I love that your favorite song right now is Ben Folds "You Don't Know Me" and that you call it the "silly song".
I love that you love Taylor Swift as much as your aunt Anna.
I love that you stand up for yourself.

Stay sassy.


You are such a special girl, Julia.
Don't forget that, ok?

Love always & forever.
Aunt Anna.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

week 20.



1. i think getting lost
in this bookstore for
a day would be a little
preview of heaven...












2. Oh, Christmas Tree!
This one is simply brilliant!!
I LOVE it!

















3. these pictures of
my number one love,
conan o'brien are certainly
precious. oh, how i love
thee, conan o'brien!


















4. In my dreams,
this is what i would look like.

How cute are her
Parisian bangs,
and that sweet dress?
Oh & those tights!













5. I love this picture.
Such a true statement
that my heart certainly
beli
eves 100 percent!







xo-
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Jump for My love!

{via: tumblr.}
have you seen Love, Actually? oh, it's one of my very favorite holiday movies!
you should see it, if not for it's overall wonderfulness, than for this part alone.
Hugh Grant is adorable!
yes, don't you agree?
swoon.

Happy friday, darlings!
All my love!
xo-
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

my note to a crush...once upon a time.

{via: tumblr.}

update to last week's post...

so i must tell you about a time i actually told a crush that i liked him!

last winter i decided to go out to a show with a couple of friends...

we laughed. we danced. we sang along with the bands. it was grand!

well as the night went on i decided to go outside to call a friend & see what she was up to. as i stood in the freezing cold, attempting to dial my cell with my mittens on (my life in a nutshell.) a cute boy said he liked my red coat & asked me about how i was enjoying the show... (& by cute i mean adorably charming & equally handsome.)

we began to talk & it turns out his band was headlining... i had no idea who they even were, which made for an awkward moment when he asked me which band i was there to see & my response of..."Oh, I'm just here because there wasn't much going on tonight..." (silly, silly Anna. WHO says that? WHO?!)

we discussed his new move to Kansas from Seattle & about how his mother was from Germany, so he, too, spoke German.

our shy conversation was soon cut short after his brother & band-mates came out to get him to prepare to play. as he left he said "i hope you stay to watch, that would be great."

i was so flustered and looking back i was so silly.

once returning to my friends inside i went to the bar & asked for a small piece of paper & a sharpie marker.
i wanted to write him a note.


i simply wrote:
Dear cute-boy-from-Seattle,

If you ever want to go on an adventure around Lawrence you should let me know,i know some of the loveliest places.

xoxo-
the-girl-in-the-red-coat
(oh, & i wrote it in German.)

my friend then delivered it to him, saying it was from me. she said he smiled and opened it quickly.


after the show he found me and said he hoped i had enjoyed it...he then smiled sweetly & said goodbye.

honestly, i figured he had thrown it away, or just stuffed it in his pocket to be forgotten, but a week later i got a sweet text explaining the late response.
he had "lost the note in his guitar case and had been searching all week for it"...

i was so excited, i never thought he would even think twice!...

we did hang out & we had a great time, but in the end it just didn't work out.

it was a silly adventure, nevertheless! : )
xo-
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Monday, December 7, 2009

{Quote of the Week.}

week {fünfzig};

{via: flickr.}

She's the girl that believes that what comes around goes around. The one that hopes for a better day. The one that won't give up on you. She's the girl that's unlike the rest. The one that spent her days smiling, and her nights crying. She's the girl that would love to be loved. The one that looks so strong, but feels so weak. She's the girl that picks herself up every time she falls.

-via-

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Lots of Love for Nie!

our beautiful nienie has had a wonderful 2 part story
written about her in this weeks Arizona Republic.
You can read it here.


It is such an amazing story, & it will inspire your heart beyond belief.

we love you, nienie!
xo-

p.s., here is a sweet youtube video, which is equally heart-wrenching.
she & mr. nielson are so in love, i love it!
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