Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I am wide awake which is odd for me. I am usually alseep by now but my pike place coffee seems to be keeping me up. 

I was supposed to get a bunch of stuff done today, but while i was working out I came across the movie John Q and became completely involved. I seriously rode my bike so fast home during the commercial break so I would not miss anything. 

I went to give blood today. Not sure why they always have trouble finding my veins...mine are so hard to see and so small. I almost passed out. It was a weird feeling. The workers were really nice. All three of us talked about nursing and the different routes involved and they made me feel at ease. They all want to be nurses too. 

I was thinking about how cool it would be to work at St. Jude's. I am so frustrated that I am so far from helping people, but I know I need the process so I can actually be of help. 

In case yall didn't know I always draw up so many schemes and plans. I am having the hardest time trying to decide what to do this summer. I have to take one science class. I was so set on going to a full summer mission, but that doesnt seem like it will work out since I cant be gone all summer...I have applied for so much stuff...but the past two days I just might have found two things I never considered. Who knows what I will be doing, I just hope something. 

Love Yall.  Looking forward to see everyone. 

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Na Na Na Na Na

This weekend went by way too fast but it was so much fun. Lots of just hanging with the girls here in denton and studying of course. 

This morning in church an international children's choir came to lead us in worship. The children were from all over the world and it was precious. I was crying the whole time and after their performance the kids drifted into the isles to hug us. It was the best thing i could have ever received and it completely made my day. It might even make my week. The children sang and shared testimonies. It was such a blessing and a needed reminder of just how blessed I am. Did i mention how much i want to move to africa now? Maybe not move there but go and give aid to those who dont have it. 

The children showed me an innocent whole hearted love and while we are not to necessarily always be childlike in our faith...we are to grow and advance...I am certain loving like children is something as adults we are to do. They love whole heartedly not holding anything back. I can not explain to you the joy that radiated from their faces today. 

I adopted a girl to support. I originally had wanted a little boy from africa, but this card crossed my path and I knew it was for me. Her name is Anassetalle. She is eight years old, wants to be a nurse, and loves to sing. I know if i was to meet her we would be a pair. I am so excited I have always wanted to do this. She is beautiful in every way. 
I wish i could be there to hold her and tell her she is loved, but since I cant I can love her in this way. I get to send her letters! 

Only 66 days til christmas...and so much sooner to halloween. :]

This week is a busy week with two hard test and next week is harder with four test, But I am confident I can make it to thanksgiving which means I can def. make it throught the semester. 

I also started a new book- The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. It is good and should be finished in two days. After that I want to read Sparks brand new book The Lucky One. It sounds so good! Any other books suggestions? I could not decide at Hastings yesterday. 

Love yall, Let me know if yall have specific prayer request.  

P.S. I really miss old nickelodean...Clarissa Explains It All, Doug, Alex Mac, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Salute Your Shorts, and Hey Dude! I wish nickelodean was as good as it was when i was young. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Stronghold.

Sorry I Have not updated sooner. This week has been crazy. So much to read and study! In spite of everything though it has been wonderful. I was even able to see memaw, papa, and uncle bill today. 

God has been so faithful and merciful to me. He has been teaching me so many things, but mainly His Strength. The word strength has been rolling 
around in my head all semester. God truly is so strong. I know it sounds like the simplest, most elementary principle. Of course God is strong, but He has been revealing Himself to me in this way so often. 

Psalm 46:1-2 
      "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way."

That is so incredibly powerful.  "though the earth give way." I really have no reason to fear this world. A world God created. It is easier said than done, but God is our strength and everything is made possible through Him. 

Psalm 62:6
"He only is my rock, and my salvation; He is my defense
; I shall not be moved."

I Love this verse. He is my Rock! He is our Rock! 

2 Corinthians 12:9
"and He said to me,  "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

I often fall into the thought that I have to be strong
 enough, even in my weakness, but He is my strength when I am weak. 

2 Corinthians 13:3
"since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is n
ot weak toward you, but mighty in you."

It's not my strength, but His. 

This is a just a sliver of things God has been showing me and His love truly is amazing. Of course when God is at work satan is too, as he tries to tear God's work down with stress of everything else and distraction, but one thing I know, God is bigger than satan and anything satan could wish to be. 


I hope you girls know just how much I love you. Each of you is a un
ique blessing to me and influence me in different ways throughout your daily lives. I am so blessed with a wonderful family who is supportive and inspiring. Thank you for loving me in and out in spite of everything. I am so blessed. 


A little under a month until I see this Man Live...I could not be more excited!


Only 70 Days until my Favorite Holiday

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The One with the Dresses

Today has been such a long day. I know that I have an easy life compared to lots of people considering I don't work, but this day was full of studying for my two anatomy test. I was stuffed up in a library a good part of the day when all I really wanted to do was aimlessly stroll the square and ride my bike because the weather was amazingly beautiful. 

But the night is ending and I am finally able to sit back and watch an episode of friends and enjoy my recent love. Sugar Free Mochachino Pudding with Sugar Free Whipped Topping. I am watching the Friends episode where c
handler crosses the line. haha, Ross just played his "sound" at the coffee shop. I don't feel like this show ever gets old. 

I am really excited about this book club idea! I think one of the books we should read is "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers, unless everyone has read it. I have read it once but devoured it in a few days because it was so wonderful. Any other ideas for Books?

I was trying to watch the debates tonight like a standup american but just can not. I don't want to say that I am apathetic about this election, because I certainly am not, but I just don't particularly like either candidate. I will vote and will vote for someone on where they stand issue wise, but it is real
ly hard when I just don't feel particularly drawn one way or the other. 

I was telling amber about this wonderful website Etsy.com they have some of the cutest dresses I have ever seen and one day I will own one. 


Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Aren't they pretty? I'm in love. 

Also, I have been looking on the internet at recipes and I have already started finding recipes for our next get together. I have also begun planning a little menu for things to cook when I go home this weekend. 

I am so looking forward to this weekend and am ecstatic to 
spend some time with the family and puppies. 

Off to study statistics, world lit, and more anatomy. 

Love you girls, Have a good Week!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's Beginning

Hello Friends!
I have been hearing a lot about blogging lately. It seems to come up everywhere and I have decided to jump on the bandwagon. It feels much like a glorified xanga, and I suppose it really is. I have recently fell in love with the blog WeddingBee.com and have been reading it constantly ever since I stumbled upon it last week. I have no particular reason to be reading a wedding blog, but most of the bloggers make many aspects of their wedding themselves, and it  has inspired me to be crafty. So much that I scowered Hobby Lobby forever looking for a reasonable craft that I could conjure up. I have come up with something and will post pictures once I have the time to make it.  

This weekend was absolutely wonderful! I seriously could not have asked for a more relaxing and much needed weekend like this one. Friday was spent diving into the books and studying which to many may not seem like a relaxing evening, but for me it was a much needed time to get some things out of the way and it wasn't too painful. I also got to meet up some of my family for dinner which was a nice treat. Saturday morning I was so tempted to lay in bed all morning pushing the snooze button over and over but I decided to get up around 8:30. I prefer to wake up early then sleep late anyway. I was able to read and relax before I made a trip to Hobby Lobby.  Which happens to be one of my favorite stores, especially since they have Christmas stuff up!!! Only 80 Days til' Christmas! I was able to get in a few hours of studying at Starbucks, while sipping on Iced Green Tea with splenda! I was also able to finish laundry, clean both my car and room, and spend time with friends. Needless to say it was a great day. 

One of my new projects is an inspiration board. I have just started it today, but the idea has been rolling around in my head for awhile. I have finally been able to exert some energy into today. I only got a small start by cutting out the pictures, but i will need a lot of pictures because the board is huge! I will post pictures once i have more done than just a mess :]

I am so thankful for my friends and life here in denton. God has been blessing me so much with friends, something I was worried about this summer, but God is faithful. 

Fall is here and I am overly excited! I cannot wait for pumpkin carving, hot chocolate, warm fires, and coats. I am so ready to pull out the scarves and hats. I have just discovered the Shane & Shane Christmas Album- Glory in the Highest. I have been listening to the two songs posted on their myspace...myspace.com/shaneandshane. but the full album is not released until October 14th. I have a feeling it will be my album this season. Any other new music suggestions? I could really use some.