November 26, 2008

Still Alive.....

Sorry It's been so long since you've heard from me! My weeks seem to be getting busier and busier! With school slowing coming to an end, the assignments just get piled on. I have always hated the end of a semester, teachers seem to get behind, and therefore they punish heir students and play catch up the last couple of weeks. Talk about overwhelming! Oh Well.... I'm almost done right?!?!? On that note, all I have been doing for the last couple of weeks is creating power-points and lesson plans. What do thy think I wana be a teacher or something.... craZy! I actually enjoy creating my own lesson plans! It's a fun way to be creative and an excuse to go out and buy new things....for the lesson plan. I love going into the education stores. I could spend hours in there just oooing and awwwwing over all the cool stuff.....expensive but cool! 
I'm also excited because today my sister, brother-in-law, nephews and my brother are coming in for some yummy Turkey! Tonight we are all going over to my grandparents to have a Big Birthday Bash! (Kirby's, Nana's and Grandad's!!!) I love my family more than anything. I couldn't have asked for better parents, grandparents, or siblings. God has truly blessed me. My family means the world to me, and I am very THANKFUL for them!
On the other note, I have to work Friday, but I thought about getting up extra early and going shopping.... just a little bit. But, I was wondering if there are truly that great of deals out there, or is it just a myth? Has anyone ever bought something so great at such a wonderful price? Please share!!! And let me know if it would be worth the time! I have a couple of items in mind that I need to purchase, but I don't even know if they would be on sale. 
Well, sorry my post is so short, I have to finish getting ready, take Kiwi to the Groomer's and go to the dentist, and then go to work..... till 6:00! Whooooooo! Busy Day! I hope everybody has a Happy Day!!!

November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Bubba!


Happy Birthday to the most wonderful Brother in the whole world! Yesterday was actually Kirby's Birthday, but I was in class all day and night, so I didn't have time to type up something special for him! So here is a belated Birthday Blessing to My Brilliant Brother, who deserves nothing but the best and year full of blessings! I love you & I hope you have a wonderful day!

November 18, 2008

I want to see Your Answers!

Misty sent this to me in an e-mail, so I thought I would go ahead an blog about it too! It's so much fun, and it would be great if you filled it out too! Thanks!!!

Welcome to the new 2008 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. Some of you may get this several times; that means you have lots of friends. The easiest way to do it is to hit 'forward' so you can change the answers. Have fun and be truthful!

I want to see your answers!

1. What is your occupation right now? Head Teller at Metropolitan National Bank and Full time student at NWACC

2. What color are your socks right now? My feet are naked.... no socks!

3. What are you listening to right now? CNBC..required at work

4. What was the last thing that you ate? cookie

5. Can you drive a stick shift? learned once before, but don't know if I remember!

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Lysney

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes

8. How old are you today? 20

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? gymnastics! LOL

10. What is your favorite drink? Diet Coke

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? All the time!

12. Favorite food? mexican

13. What is the last movie you watched? Changeling

14. Favorite day of the year? I don't know but my least favorite is February 13

15. How do you vent anger? Talk to my mommy

16. What was your favorite toy as a child? barbies and baby dolls

17. What is your favorite season? Well I like Summer for the beach and winter for the snow skiing!

18. Cherries or Blueberries? Blueberries

19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? YES!

20. Who is the most likely to respond? Stephanie

21. Who is least likely to respond? mommy

22. Living arrangements? not married, no kids, and one beautifl puppy. I live at home

23. When was the last time you cried? Sunday, bad day! Balled my eyes out!

24 What is on the floor of your closet? shoes, shoes and moer shoes

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? Stephanie

26. What did you do last night? painted a picture frame and watched CSI: Miami

27. What are you most afraid of? Losing another loved one

28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? cheese

29. Favorite dog breed? WESTIES of course

30. Favorite day of the week? Friday nights and Sundays

31. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, they are a girls best friend!

32. What is your favorite flower? Gerber Daisies and roses!

November 17, 2008

New Hobby!

Here's a picture of my new favorite hobby....
I had a night off with no homework and no school, so I decided to "try" to make a picture frame. This is what I cam up with for my very first frame!

Off 2 See My Brother, The Most Wonderful Brother of All.....

This past weekend I had the privilege to go see my wonderful brother in Harrison. His birthday is actually the 20th, so mom, dad and I headed down there to wish him a Early Happy Birthday since we won't get to see him on his actual Birthday! We got there in time to go to church with him! It's amazing to me how much everyone loved my brother! They think he is the greatest thing  since cell phones.... boy do you have them fooled! Just kidding! My brother is a great guy. He is a strong Christian man with a great heart. Someday, some girl will be very lucky to have him! I couldn't have asked for a better brother. He's always so supportive, and a great role model to me! But anyways, after church we were going to head over to Branson and eat at Lambert's, but we decided to stay in town and eat at Salsa's. If you have never ate at Salsa's then you need to make a special trip over to that neck of the woods just to eat! It is the most wonderful Mexican Restaurant in the world! They seriously have the worlds greatest salsa. After lunch we headed back towards his apartment and celebrated with gifts and cupcakes! Small party, bot lots of fun! And, I can't forget to mention that if anyone runs out of freezer space, just head on over to Kirby's apartment! It's seriously cold enough in there, you could hang meat!!!! Below are some pictures of Kirby's beautiful church, apartment, and some other random pictures! Thanks for a great weekend & it was great seeing you buba!

November 15, 2008

Why does music hurt so bad?

It's amazing to me how the words to music, or any piece of art changes so much in meaning after you lose a loved one. I don't understand why it hurts so much more, or why certain words to certain songs make you more emotional than others. Even songs that I have heard a million times, and they were JUST songs before, but now they have meaning to them, a lot of meaning. Ever since my beautiful Kiley passed away I have spent more time crying over music than any other thing. It took me several months to even be able to sit through a whole church service without crying during the music. Simple songs that weren't meant to be sad made me cry. Simple praise and worship songs made me cry, and the worst when they sang the traditional and contemporary version of Amazing Grace. It's even hard when you're driving down the road and a song full of different points has so much meaning that it hits the soft spot in my heart that still aches for my sister. I honestly don't know why music has such an impact on my life now. A part of me says its because Kiley loved music so much, and that's an important way I remember her, but why does it have to hurt? Why do the lyrics have to hurt so bad? Can't they be happy lyrics, reminding us of all the good things she did for us? Instead they seem to hurt and cut deeper than ever before. I have heard a lot of wonderful songs with such great meaning since Ki-Ki has passed, but the song I heard early topped the list. I had yet to listen to a song that felt like it was written to me and for me. I feel like this is my song, and Im sure many others can relate to the lyrics too. But, I do know that this is a song that will stick with me forever, I will play it constantly, and hopefully it will help me to continue to find peace. Please save me a seat in Heaven Ki-Ki, I love you and miss you will all my heart. <3 *If you would like to listen to this song, you can go to:
Sorry, I couldn't find the song to on my music playlist.... so this is the best I could find.

"Save a Place For Me"
Matthew West

Don't be mad
If I cry
It just hurts so bad, sometimes
Cause everyday it's sinking in
And I have to say goodbye all over again

You know I bet it feels good to have the weight of this world off your shoulders now
I'm dreaming of the day when I'm finally there with you


Save a place for me
Save a place for me
I'll be there soon
I'll be there soon
Save a place for me
Save some grace for me
I'll be there soon
I'll be there soon

I have asked the questions why
But I guess the answers for another time
So instead I pray, with every tear
And be thankful for the time I had you here


I wanna live my life Just like you did
Make the most of my time Just like you did
And I want to make my home up in the sky Just like you did
Oh, but until I get there...Until I get there...


November 13, 2008


My wonderful boss' daughter sent this picture to her this morning.... this has got to be the cutest picture I have ever seen!

Need a Luagh?

This is actually my Educational Technology professor. He was walking into the student center, and busted it! He actually got tape from security, but some how it got put on to youtube already!

November 11, 2008

~Shout Out For Stephanie~

Today, one of my bestest friends is having surgery, so if everyone could shout out a small prayer for her that would be great! We all know she is going to be fine, but somtimes it helps to know that people are thinking about you, and praying for you! Love ya Steph! and Hurry up and get well so you can come back to work!

A busy day off!

Since today is Veterans Day, I got the whole day off from work! Wahooo, thank you Veterans- You're the best! Anyways , so the day off, suppose to be calm, relaxing and fun right? Well, not so much, not when there's a list of things to be done, that you have been putting off.  I do feel pretty good about my day, very productive! Here are some of the things I got accomplished:

1.  Wash my Sheets

2. Washed clothes/towels

3. Went to the my teeth cleaned!

4. Bathed Kiwi

5. Bathed myself! Wahoo! Even better! = )

6. Raked & Bagged Leaves....not Fun!

7. Homework....Fixing to start a 10 page research paper! Again, No Fun....

8. Went to School... Ok Another not so fun thing to do, but got to do it. 

Well, I guess that's all, but it sure did feel like more, and like I ran out of time to do everything! Hmmm...... Well on that note, I decided today, that I am going to quit my job, that way I can have every day off! It would be soooo nice! Enough time to get homework done, go to school, and not have to worry about anything, except bills! HAHA...... ok maybe a night job? Days are much longer than nights, so I could work at night since they seem to go by much faster than days! Great Idea!   Well, that was my busy day off! I hope everybody had a wonderful Tuesday/Veterans Day! And Have a Happy Wednesday!

November 10, 2008

Redneck Woman!

So, I am officially a redneck now! Trey and I have been together for a little over 5 years,and  not once have I been hunting with him. I just think it's seems so sad, and unnecessary to kill a living beautiful animal that was created by God, for no reason. Trey has been begging me for the past 5 years to go hunting with him, just once, so finally, this past Sunday, I gave in. We went out to Goshen, and I was all decked out in my Camo! That was the most fun part.... getting dressed! After we finally got out to Goshen, we had to hike across the pasture, which felt like eternity when your pants are falling off, and they feel like they weigh 100 lbs! I don't think the hike would have been that bad if Trey would have walked in a straight line, and made up his mind where we wanted to go, but he was like a freak'n hound dog on a trail, cuttin' this way than that. We FINALLY found a place to sit, and I tried to entertain myself by playing several games of tetris, and taking pictures of myself, until I got in trouble! "Put that camera away, you're scaring the deer"  What deer I thought to myself, but soon enough here came a beautiful doe out of the woods, we sat and watched her forever! She had no clue that we were there. Well that was fun for the first 30 minutes, but then she got to be pretty boring, So I decided to curl up and take a nap while he sat and stared at her for a good hour. Hmmm... I see where I rank, he wouldn't even look at me out there, and he sits and stares at other women for hours... in front of me! How rude!  = )   Well, finally he decides to get up and move some where else, thank goodness, I was cold, and my bladder was fixing to burst! We were headed back towards the truck, but than he tells me to go get the truck and pick him up by the gate clear in the other field. It's funny to me how he can walk 5 miles no problem out in the deer woods, but it's impossible to talk him into a nice, calm bike ride. Overall, I had fun, kind of boring, but pretty fun! I will go back, as long as he's not killing anything in front of me!