Wednesday, April 28, 2010


"Home" by Michael Warren

I have climbed the tops of mountains

(Cinque Terre, Italy)

I have sailed across the seas

(Amalfi Coast, Italy)

I have seen the sunset over Rome, Italy

(Colosseum, Rome, Italy)

I have seen so many places, but please don't get me wrong
Nothing feels as good as home.

(Atlanta, Welcomed home by Caroline and Grace)

To listen to a couple Michael Warren songs, go to his MySpace here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm Coming Back Home

"Home" by Michael Buble

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky, I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
'Cause this was not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
Oh, let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all be all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home

I love Michael Buble. My Pop-Pop would be proud to know I am starting to like jazz music. Oh boy, I think I just signed myself up for some Count Basie jam sessions with Bob Reeser this summer...

To see Michael Buble's "Home" music video, click here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blogging for a Grade

One of my assignments this week is to blog about an aspect of our trip and relate it to our major. My blog was due today. Click here to read it. I hope it's "A"-worthy...

My little cousin, Austin, is mentioned in my blog. How cute is she?

In other news, I am coming home in 10 days! Time has flown by. And that leaves me little time to catch up on here. With that said, I will continue to blog about my trip throughout the summer until I am finished posting all there is to post. So, even when I am home, keep checking my blog for updates.

Now I have need to work on my final paper - which is my last paper as an undergraduate. Weird!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Life Measured in Love

My gorgeous cousin, Corinne, loved life. She loved her family and friends, she loved to dance and sing, and she loved to learn. Corinne didn’t take life for granted and lived life to the fullest. Corinne’s passion for life and love inspires me everyday, and, especially today as I celebrate her seasons of love.

"How do you measure a year in the life? How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love." -Rent

Buona Pasqua!

"The crucifixion was marked by sudden darkness, silent angels, and mocking soldiers. At the empty tomb the soldiers were silent, an angel speaks, and light erupts like Vesuvius.

Mt. Vesuvius (background over my right shoulder) in Pompeii, Italy

The one who was dead is said to be alive, and the soldiers, who are alive, look as if they are dead. The women can tell something is up…The angel informs them: “He isn’t here! He has been raised from the dead!” -Max Lucado

Wooden cross in a yard, Assisi, Italy

Buona Pasqua!
Me, Peppa, Mary Hester, and Ringo on Easter Saturday in Assisi

The last two pictures are a little glimpse of this weekend - I can't wait to tell you about my wonderful Italian Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

More than a Blood-Stained Cloak

Tuesday is always Field Trip Day and this week we went to the world-famous Tirelli costume design warehouse where they make and house all kinds of fabulous costumes. Tirelli has designed customes for Brothers Grimm, Marie Antoinette, Moulin Rouge, Alice in Wonderland (Now Playing), and...Mel Gibson's the Passion of the Christ!

This is the cloak Jesus, played by Jim Caviezel, wears in the Passion of the Christ. When I saw this cloak I was shocked at the timely nature of our field trip to Tirelli and the it being Holy Week. I loved seeing this archive as a reminder that Jesus did wear a similar cloak to the one I was seeing. The "fake blood" on the costume was not fake 2,000 years ago. It was real and it was shed for me. ("In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:7-8)

Jim Caviezel as Jesus, wearing cloak above

"They spit on Him, and took the staff and struck Him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put His own clothes on him. Then they led Him away to crucify Him." Matthew 27:30-32