Archive for the ‘videos’ Category

Lonely Boy

November 22, 2011

I know I’ve been gone a while but decided to come back with something fantastic. THIS video has kept me dancing in my living room for about 30 minutes straight. I figured everybody needed an easy and fun way to shake off the holiday pounds so here ya go! Get your groove on, baby. It’s impossible not to smile and dance along.

Move. Learn. Eat.

August 5, 2011

These three short films made me cry!  Mainly because they show how beautiful the world is and how much more of it I still need to see. Wow, just wow.

 

 

Blog Button!

August 4, 2011

I’m like soooo grown up right now.  Well, my blog is getting there.

My sweet and talented friend Jamie made a cute little blog button and linkage love!!  Grab one if you like.
It’s on the right side.
See it?
I’m hiding behind all of the balloons again.

Thanks in advance if you grab it up!!  Woot!

Also, here’s a happy summertime video to enjoy while the heat waves continue to take over the world!! AAAAUGH!!!

Ireland! {part 1}

June 16, 2011

Hard to believe that an entire month has passed since we were running around Europe; catching trains, hauling backpacks, climbing hills, eating  fish and chips, visiting pubs…it was magic.  It would be impossible to write out every single thing that we experienced and every single thought that went with it (plus, let’s get real, you’d be bored to tears anyway).  Here’s a quick little run through with photos and videos from our week in Ireland.  In the next post, I’ll share about Scotland.  I have to say that this was one of the best vacations ever.  Now….prepare yourself for the onslaught of videos and photos that await. 

Packed our bags and headed out for two weeks of glorious adventures in Ireland and Scotland.  Yes, this is all we brought.  Yes, I did go shopping in Ireland to buy more clothes because I ran smooth out.  *smile

Dublin, Ireland-
These were my travel buddies!  Jen and Jamie awaiting the bus at the Dublin airport.  Hostel bound!! We stayed at The Times Hostel in Dublin and it was perfect.  Cheap, within walking distance, clean, plenty of great people to meet, and quiet (sort of).  We explored, explored and explored some more.

Our first tour was at Trinity College.  It made me wish I had gone to a college in a different country.  Just splendid. 

While at Trinity College, we toured the library to see the Book of Kells.  Breathtakingly beautiful handiwork!!  It’s safe to say we were all amazed with the detail and time put into the ancient pieces.  Such care and devotion the artists put into making the Gospels come alive.  It was worth the $5 to see. 

We spent the afternoon at the Guinness Storehouse.  It truly was fascinating and HUGE!! After you got through waltzing about the six story museum, you were able to hang out in the bar waaaaay up high with a gorgeous view!

We even got a rainbow.

This brings me to the next stop on our Dublin adventure.  I’ll be honest, we had lunch at this particular place one day and I’m pretty sure that I almost died SO the thought of going back wasn’t too appealing.  But apparently, it’s one of the best places to hear live Irish music so I was sold.  Hello, Temple Bar Pub.

I walked into Temple Bar a single little American gal and walked out with a handsome English…fiance.  What?  Yep.  It’s true. 

The engagement shot.  We had witnesses.  Lots of them.

I know, I KNOW!! But I just couldn’t help myself!! He was so sweet and charming and that accent!! Ohmuhgawsh.  I couldn’t say no.  Oh, Adam.  I was one smitten little Texan as soon as I walked by and he said ‘Excuse me.  Do you know what time it is?’  An hour and a half later I was wearing a ring.  Well, it was his ring.  But seriously….it was the cutest. 

Naturally, I had to spend the next two days hanging out with him!  He was from England but his band was in Ireland touring the same week we were there.  Purrfect timing.  Ok….moving on!!! 

The next morning, around 6 am, we boarded a tour bus with a few friends we met from Italy and headed to the Cliffs of Moher and an Irish farm to hike through the hills AND feed baby lambs.  Dreams do come true other places besides Disney Land.  In case you were wondering, we went on a MacCoole Day Tour.  It was fantastic!

In the photo below, see that castle waaaaay off in the distance?  Oh my.  Gorgeous.  Moments, later I MAY have hopped a fence and I MIGHT have walked on the restricted trail with no barriers to POSSIBLY get a little closer to the cliffs.  But I’m not admitting to anything.

Sometimes, pictures can’t really do it justice so here’s  a quick video to show how amazingly wonderful the Cliffs of Moher are.  God really showed off his creativity in Ireland.

Clearly, we arrived home alive.  Before our trip to Ireland, I was warned that I would probably starve because the food was awful.  Um….I ate SO MUCH!  Fish and chips are ah-mazing!  I’ll call this video ‘Ode to Codfish and French Fries.’

So great, right?  I have to go back as soon as I’ve saved up my euros.  Ok….there’s still more.  Crazy, it is.  We ran around Ireland a couple more blissful days then boarded a plane to Edinburgh, Scotland.  I can’t go on any longer for fear that you’ve fallen asleep on your keyboard.  Hey, hey you!! The blog post is done now.  I’ll save Scotland until tomorrow.  Oh, here’s a little treat before I go.  Adam (you know, my fiance) has a music video.  Ah-mazing.  So…if you’re into cute British boys with guitars then check it out!! The cutie in the white shirt and sunglasses is mine though. *wink

**Disclaimer:  No, I’m not really engaged.  No, I’m not getting married.  Yes, he did propose.  Yes, I said yes.  No, I’m not crazy.  Maybe a little.  Yes, I still have the ring.  Yes, we’ve skyped and emailed since I’ve been home.  Every American girl needs to hear a British accent every now and again.  *smile

I had some great photographer friends along on the trip!! If you missed the blog post with a few of Tyler’s great shots you can check it out here.  His photos are waaaaay better than my iPhone shots.  Trust me.  Hopefully, there will be more of these later.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Summer Has Arrived

June 5, 2011

{iPhone photo}

The only way to survive the Texas summers – a pool in front of you and a strawberry popsicle in hand.  It’s hot, ya’ll.  Real hawt.  I stayed in Dallas this weekend which is strange and nice at the same time.  It’s been fantastic to reconnect with everybody and stick around for weeks at a time.  Weird, right?  It’s not that bad at all.  When I wasn’t in the swimming pool, I was watching pretty music at The Granada!

{Eisley concert with Heather}

I’ve loved Eisley for around ten years.  Hard to believe time goes by that quickly!! I’ve seem them live before and it’s never a let-down.  They’re extremely talented.  Love, love, LOVE!  Take a little listen if you’ve never heard them before.  These girls can sing like sirens. 

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

June 3, 2011

The new Coldplay single came out today!  This song has been on repeat since 8 am this morning!  It makes me so happy.  It’s the purrfect summertime tune.  Plus, the new Deathcab for Cutie album is out too!! AUGH!! PRETTY MUSIC OVERLOAD!!

 

I’ll share…eventually.

May 27, 2011

I am seriously having the hardest time sitting down to write an Ireland/Scotland blog post!  The trip was beautiful in so many ways.  We visited gorgeous places and I took nearly 1,000 photos so there’s not a lack of things to share.  I think maybe that’s the problem.  There is so much goodness that I’m having trouble picking where to start.  Part of me wants to keep all of it to myself just a little bit longer.  Maybe then it will feel like it isn’t really over.  Silly, isn’t it?  But that’s how we are sometimes. 

Tyler took a few videos while we were exploring.  I’ll post one of those for now.  I can be a little crazy to travel with.  Crazy as in ‘oh my goodness, I’m so happy to be alive right now!!’  This was taken on the 4 hour train ride from Loch Ness to Edinburgh.  It was GORGEOUS!!

 

So special.  Thankfully, my friends are very patient people. *smile*

I’m headed to Austin again for another weekend with some of my favorite ladies.  Hoping to get some sunshine on my non-tan self.  Have a wonderful holiday!

Tree Hugger (& mountains & stars & flowers)

April 19, 2011

Nothing awakens my soul like the raw beauty of  the world around us.  Nothing brings me to tears faster than a sunrise or a mountain view.  There’s something about it.  I like to think nature is the one language I speak fluently and the one thing that understands me completely.  Probably because the God who created it is the only one who understands me, completely.

I happened across these videos on Twitter yesterday and cannot stop watching them.  Brilliant.  Just one of the many reasons I’m in awe over how beautiful the universe really is.  Take a look.  You’ll see.  The man who made these videos is an artist.

And this one too, of course.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.  –Psalm 19:1

See more stunning work from Terje Sorgjerd here.

{Kate Spade} Bike Love

April 14, 2011

So, I’m not a huge label/brand kind of girl but this Kate Spade bike is SO CUTE I can barely stand it. 

And just when you think you can’t take any more they come out with this adorable video.  Smitten kitten.  It’s time for a bike ride.

A huge thanks to Molly for sharing the info about this little beauty.

::Improv Everywhere::

February 2, 2011

Oh hey, I’m still iced in.  It’s just straight crazy out there!  Chrissy and I walked to get food during lunch and I almost fell down 57 million times.  Ha!!  It really is so very cold out.  See?

{out my back door}

They’ve cancelled work all week long!  What else do you do when you’re stuck inside?  Watch videos from Improv Everywhere….duh.  I love these people.