April 09, 2007

Hello to anyone who happens upon this very old blog!

Obviously, I have fallen far from the blogging tree this past...um...2 years, but I have decided to start up again.

You can find my current ramblings here.

Much Love,

January 23, 2006

hello friends. well i guess it is safe to say blogging has gotten away from me for the past few months! that is not to say that i have not been checking in on the blogs of cherished ones, but as for my personal blogging--things have gone down hill.

nutshell update:

last semester...
went very well. i enjoyed many things such as fun times with great roommates, a light workload school-wise, and lots of fun times working up at the church with stewart and the 2 other interns who i think just don't know what to do with me. they are either laughing at me or looking at me like, "what did you just say?" i give them the benefit of the doubt though because let's face it, besides the fact that sometimes i just do not make good sense, sentences saturated with a southern accent need to be repeated for clarity at times. it happens. luckily we southern gals (on the whole) are patient, y'all. anyway, i didn't know them very intimately prior to working together, but we all have such great conversations and it's really like we are one cute little family. with stewart as..our..dad? no...more like crazy uncle who gives us candy and tells semi-funny jokes, and whose humor comes out from just being randomly and unintentionally hilarious.

I am in the process of making some big decisions for next year...at the top of the list is graduate school. I am looking into a Social Work program that feels promising. Oh to see how God will work this. In the words of the The Eagles, "I've got a peaceful, easy feeling."

October 31, 2005

i can't type much, i am needed in surgery.

September 13, 2005

mr. whiddon gets me again...

d-now was wonderful, as i expected. it did not disappoint. there's just something about 350 6-12th graders worshipping our Christ. we ended up with a group of 10 8th graders and they were just precious. our host family was great as well. it was young couple (late 20's) and the wife is pregnant with twins. she was just so genuine and fun. the girls were so amazing to talk to and lin, kara, and i enjoyed sharing our faith and experiences with them. great, great times, and so encouraging and inspiring (as always) to see God move.

so, i have started picking up some little girls after school and babysitting them until their mamas, who work at the high school, get done with classes. both little girlies come from families that we have been friends with basically forever. like dads playing together in the playpen kinda thing. i am very excited, they are extremely cute with their little country accents telling me about their friends at school and why they like to color. anyway, today i took them up to the high school and while i was trying to figure out where to park to take them in, i saw my 11th grade chemistry teacher. in high school this guy had a stare-down like you wouldn't believe. i mean, you better not even think about answering a question wrong or acting confused. he would lock eyes with you, and at the beginning of the year we all thought we were the dumbest people ever (i personally still kind of felt that way at the end, but that's just me). he was serious business, and to be honest her was kind of scary.

but, as time went on he grew on me as i realized he was extremely intelligent and knew an obscene amount about chemistry. hats off to all people who understand chemistry. if you have some feelings you need to sort through or want to be encouraged, call me. if you need to know how many electrons are in the outter ring of mercury or the definition of a kelvin, call mr. whiddon, i cannot assist you at this time, my friend. he was hard, but one of those teachers who you are really glad you have later and after having him feel much more intelligent--like you accomplished an unattainable dream of actually making good on the tests. yet, with that being said, when i saw mr. whiddon today as he stood on the breeze way ushering loud and rowdy teens onto buses, the old feeling of "i am the dumbest person in the world" just flooded back over me. i mean, yes, ok, i accidently went in through and exit and went head to head with several angry bus drivers, but these things happen. and there he was just staring me down as i drove past him. and all of a sudden i was just a little 17 year-old girl working in the lab, gloves and goggles securely in place, staring blankly at chemicals trying to figure out how not to blow up the classroom. in the end, we escaped the yelling faculty members and got to where we needed to be (thanks to a 5 year old in the back directing me where to go). but everyone lived, and as i pulled off of memory lane, i was just thankful that i will never have to have another chemistry class as long as i live.

September 12, 2005

"every little thing...is gonna be alright..."

in case you're having a bad-tiring-frustrating-melancholy-discouraging-asking questions that don't have answers-or just wanting to throw in the towel moment or day. just look at the pure joy on that face. i mean, you can't look at him and not smile...oh, my heart (it's happy, let me tell ya)

September 09, 2005


this week is coming to a close :) it has been a good one, it just was kinda dragging a bit and friday is defintely welcomed. tomorrow after i get out of class at 2, lin and i are going to blackshear, ga, to lead a group of highschool girls at a 'discipleship now' conference. we are really excited. i had known about the d-now for some time because my roommate kara and her boyfriend, matt, are leading worship there. they have been practicing for it since we got back to school in early August and have been really pumped. tuesday we heard from a friend that they were really in need of leaders. i talked to lin about it and we decided it would be great fun and called and said we would help. supposedly there are a TON of kids signed up and i think it's going to be quite the throw-down. lin and i will be partners and will lead a group of 7 or so 13 year-old gals. we will stay at 'host homes' and lead Bible studies and participate in recreation. at night we will have worship with kk and matt, which is always wonderful. so please pray for the girls we will be leading as well as all the other girls and guys that will be there. and for us that we will be lights and examples and will help make their weekends fun and memorable. i know God will be speaking to the hearts of these young people. so exciting! wow, those girls that will be in our group don't know what they are getting into have us as leaders. i hope they can handle the random/silliness.

hope everyone has great weekends!

September 07, 2005

picture happy

here are some pics of the family in our recent adventure to the big city. fun times were had by all...

a neat picture i took of daddy at the mets game. he was like a kid in a candy store. good seats, huh?

awww, aren't they the cutest. my cute little parents who just celebrated the big 27 year mark. i just love 'em.

me and my beautiful mama partying hard.

i have no words for this one. pulled up beside the boys in a cab. this is my daddy in a nut shell, folks.

my gram and all her grand-babies--my bro, matthew, myself, and cousins amanda and tara

the end :)