And all of a sudden everything speeds up

My break has been pretty relaxing honestly. There were the moments and days of hustle and bustly and plans. But mostly I have just relaxed and read. And then everything sped up.

The last week of break always seems so rushed and full no matter how much I try to spread things out. It’s one of those stressed by a blessing things. I am blessed to have people and contacts that I still need/want to make.

I still have a Dr. Appointment

A trip to the city




Christmas exchange




How o how little week did you get so full so fast?


And all of a sudden everything speeds up

New Smew

I can not remember what year it is. Twice now I have had to ask mom if it’s 2009 (i think it’s 2010). Bah.

I feel since it’s a new year I should type some inspirational post, but I’m not really inspirational or inspired.

I feel I should do a 2008 in review. But the past is the past good and bad.

I feel I should do a picture review. But you all have seen my pictures.

I feel I should make resolutions. But I can’t resolve to do anything without Jesus and he didn’t send me a list yet. And considering what I ate yesterday, I think I already broke the one I was thinking of.

I feel I should find something profound to say, but Danielle has not updated anything for me to steal.

I feel I should have a new header. But I’m really not good at that stuff and would just get frustrated.

I think some of you might think I’m a pouty patty, but truly I’m not. 🙂

So those are all things you won’t see in my first post of 2009. I’m not really sure what this year will be but I think it’s a year of dreams. A year to let some go. A year to see some come true. A year to explore what God implants in my heart. A year to be fearless and reckless of living out a dream. I’m more of an idea girl than a dream girl. But I think that just might change. I make no promises though.

So, as I have sat around and eaten a pan of rice crispy treats and enjoyed homemade strawberry limeades, I thought up some potential blog posts.

In 2009 you may see:

*To release or relish: What to do with dreams

*Babysitters club: Jody Training

*If you chew like that we can’t be friends

*Boots with the fur; Hats with balls

*Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego


*When I grow up

Happy New Year Friends. I hope the things you enjoyed in 2008 will be good memories and continued in 2009. I pray the pain you felt in 2008 will not disappear but will be used in a way you may not understand to bring peace and growth. I pray we are all brave enough to start the year realizing how dirty we all are without God’s grace and willingly grab hold of it and live it.

Good day.

New Smew

Texas Style


Big Hair


I love all of the above three things and I’m really good at them (not to be too prideful) but my ya’ll sounds real genuine. And it’s a “blessing” how stinking BIG my hair can get! And ooooooo Baby I love me some ribs!

Which is why friends, I think maybe post school I will move to Texas!



it calmed down a little 🙂

So tell me…if you could move anywhere in the United State, where and why

Texas Style

I Have Returned

i should have pictures to share with you, but i didn’t really take many. i will look through the few i have and throw some up soon maybe.

here is a recap of oklahoma:

*ate more food in 2.5 days than most people should eat in a week.

*real cherry limeades


*more olympics

*watched some more of the olympics

*fell alseep to the olympics

*put a second cousin to sleep twice 🙂

* watch a cousin’s belly move and wave from baby #2

* realized that i probably weigh more than my cousin who is 7 months pregnant and healthy as can be

* went and ate more delicious food to cope with the above thought

* spent some time with the cousin my age and listened as she spoke of the saga of her life

* reminded that God is in control and that some things i just can’t understand right now

this week is a crazy one but should be exciting. tomorrow some of my favorite girls and i are helping build her portfolio as we attempt to take pictures. i’m sure they will all do fine but i am not known for making serious faces or for being able to smile in pictures. but i think i figured out the perfect outfit..muhahahahaha <<they will regret not telling me what to wear>> and then thursday i get to nanny my 3 favorite kids for 3.5 amazing days.

so. pictures soon. and just to excite you about this picture thing….

this is my “normal” picture taking face:

this is my other “normal” picture face <<please note poor stephanie putting up with me in both pictures>>

and this is the face they pray i will make

I Have Returned