2 months left.

Ombre'd Lauren's hair Sunday...success! 
Anna is training for a marathon. gotta love this girl. 
Liana turned 22 so...
we invited all the girls over! so much fun. 
 Blake's new art show up in Duke. He did such a RAD job. (oil paint)
 Katelyn is getting married and I get to be a part of her big day...YAYYYYY!
 Played my last intramural bball game last night. So much fun playing with these girls...
they've really become my teammates..gunna miss it!
((**haha and ignore DQ's gesture...our team name was "we fly high" and we made jokes about it)

2 months left. busy busy busy...but so much fun. 

Oh Lord you have searched me and you know me. 
You know when I sit and when I rise
You discern my going out and my lying down 
you are familiar with all my ways
before a word is on my tongue you know it completley, O Lord
where can I go from your Spirit?
where can I flee from your presence?
If i go up to the heavens you are there
if I make my bed in the depths you are there
if i rise on the wings of the dawn, if i settle on the far side of the sea
even there your hand will guide me
your right hand will hold me fast
>>PSALM 139<<



Lauren and I. I call her "Jones" because most people call her Lo-Lo...and she loves track, especially
Lo-Lo Jones...so I said - perfect. i'm calling you Jonez. We're buds. 
The drive home from Trader Joe's today was GLORIOUS. So beautiful. 

I'm loving life at school right now. About 2 more months till this ship sails out...I'm so sad to think about how short that time is...but I am SO SO excited to see where the Lord takes all of us. It's going to be an adventure regardless.
 God is good. Hes such a good father to us. 



One of my roommate's names is Natalie. We call her Natty Sue. When her and I became friends we soon realized a strange similarity between our two families. As we got to know each other more the similarities only increased...and today i'd like to share with you all the Straw + Komae story. 

-we are the youngest of four siblings.
-boy, girl, boy, girl.
-her oldest brother is 31. My oldest brother is 32
-her sister is 29. My sister is 30
-her brother is 25. My brother is 26.
-we are both 21

-Natty's oldest brother is married to a girl named Jen. 
 My oldest brother is married to a girl named Jen.

-Natty and her oldest brother are similar (people always tell her that). 
 My oldest brother and I are also very similar, mom tell us all the time.

-natty's sis-in-law is about to have the first grandbaby of the family
my sis-in-law had the first grandbaby of our family.

-Natty's sister is 10 years older than her and they are super close. 
 She was also her sister's maid of honor in her wedding...same as me.

-Natty's sister was married a few years ago, the weekend of September 20th. 
 My sister was married this past year on September 22nd. 

-Natty's sister is going to try to have a baby this summer. So is my sister

-Natty's other brother is a bit different than the rest. The free spirit. He is currently living/going to  school in San Fransisco. 
We always joke that my brother D is different than the rest of us (not in a bad way) and he went to  SFSU for a few years. 

-Also, Natty's brother who is in SF dated a girl who had a kid. D...sound familiar? 

-These similarities have caused Natty and I be the same. We dont like to go places alone, we never  know what to cook for dinner, we like snacks and junk food, we like when people help us and tell us where to go to what to eat...we love our siblings :) :) 

anyway...i'm sure this isnt the last of the similarities...we're hoping her niece that is about to be born can marry Hunter when they're older to connect the two families forever..hahaha! so crazy and so fun. 

Natty's sis-in law, oldest brother, Natty, Dad, Mom, brother-in law, Sister, brother
brother, brother, sis-in-law, nephew, sister, brother-in-law, Mom, dad, me.


that time my roommate got engaged. (preview)

Yesterday my roommate got engaged in the craziest//most fun//extravagant way...aka an all day scavenger hunt that led us all around southern california and eventually to the park behind our house where Brad got down on one knee and asked katelyn the biggest question he ever could.

lucky for me I was along for the ride (literally, I was the driver) all day and did my best to capture ever moment. I'm currently sorting through all the photos and cant wait to share the FULL story later.

for now, back to reality. (as you can see this past weekend has been a whirlwind of fun!)
also may I mention that yesterday was one of the most beautiful days thus far in 2013...gorgeous weather!


we had this idea last semester...to have an insane ALL OUT 90s party. 
we dreamt about it. went over all the best 90s songs. listed off our favorite 90s candies..
and Thursday night (yes, Valentines day) IT HAPPENED.

welcome to the party of the year...

 we rearranged a lot of furniture to set up a photobooth in our room 
 roommates prepping for the night
 the dancefloooorrrrrr
 fresh prince status. 
 natijane pulled of the "lattice hair" with perfection hHAHAHAHA
 thanks to our mothers, we know how to host a good party
 the ultimate 90s shot. 
 we told our neighbors that this was happening... we said something along the lines of, "hi we're the house on the corner, we go to APU and are having a 90s party on valentine's day. There will absolutely be no alcohol...just pure, honest fun. Here is our number if you need us to tone it down or anything!" and all of them responded, "cool, have fun!" we have the best neighbors!!!
 *chalk boards from the Madlangbayan wedding*
we made a guestbook haha

 Our friend Evan helped us out by doing a phototbooth for us (helps that he is a photog major)...we got the backdrop from another APU event and i must say...having a photobooth was one of the best decisions we made!
haha YUP....we had all these people (plus more) in our house. 
We have the most fun group of friends.

here is a video I made of the night...
(my video setting on my computer is messed up so click on this link to view)