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Friday, December 11, 2009

craft time

My first attempt at making my first homemade christmas cookie plate :) Not too bad, I guess. This was fun but VERY tedious!

I figured out that you need a VERY STEADY hand when writing small letters on a salad plate. Let's just say my hand steady-ness ( if that's a word ) is not up to par but I will be working on it. I also learned that I needed a fine tip pen rather than the bullet tip pen. Oh well, first time and I don't think it turned out too bad. I have to let it try for 24 hours then stick the plate in the oven for 35 mins on 300 degrees. The paint will set and it then becomes dishwasher safe.

I think I am going to start making these for people. It will keep be busy and earn a little extra cash, why not?

I can get ANY saying or quote for ANY plate, dinner or salad plate.

I don't know why the picture is so small, sorry. Hopefully you can click on it and enlarge it.





Well that's it for now. :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

oh happy day!

cold weater + snow all day in sugar land = THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD! :)


my parents beautiful house


my babies watching the snow fall....


our family christmas tree

Monday, November 30, 2009

seeking prayer warriors

I am not even sure how to start this post off. Well...... my title really explains it all.

I am seeking prayer warriors......for me and Brandon. Is that selfish? I sure hope not. I am needing some MAJOR prayers my way this next week. I don't want to disclose exactly what I need prayers for but if you could pray for some other specific things for me, that would be greatly appreciated.
1. patience
2. peace
3. understanding
4. faithfulness

You see, I could be making a HUGE decision by next Monday that will BETTER Brandon and I's life. One that will FOREVER change our life, for the best. I truly need prayers for Brandon and I as we go through this season of our life not knowing. Not knowing what the next step is or the next path is. We FULLY trust God and his hands that lead us to the unknown. We know that whatever happens in the next week, that God will be GLORIFIED no matter what. Although that is hard to understand sometimes, I know through the good and through the bad God is always glorified.

So if you would, join me in prayer this week for B and I.

I love ya'll :)

Thanks and have a great week!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

suggestions?

I am need some help.

Can anyone suggest a GOOD but reasonably priced photo editing program? I had photoshop elements on my PC laptop and I wasn't too much of a fan. ( maybe if I took time to read the manual, that would of enhanced my skills).

So, what programs do you use?

Right now, I am using either my iphoto editing program or picasa. They both are good but I want more.

HELP! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

foe-toes

The Doty girls....minus JD plus a Barron girl. I love Jaxon and Maddux! It was quite difficult to get a picture of all 3 of us. I had to fake cry to get Jaxon in the photo, she ran to me and gave me a hug. But by the look on her face, she wasn't diggin picture time. By the way, that was me with 4 hours of sleep. New Moon at midnight :)

The chik-a-dee WOULD NOT look at the camera. She was playing games with "Kai-anne"

But Maddi Mae loves the camera. She loves to stick her tongue out too, love this baby!

JD, Me and Danni waiting in line for New Moon at midnight. Good thing JD was a CHAMP and took free tickets from a guy to see NM at 9:00pm. We waited in that line for 1 hr and then before we knew it we were sitting in a theatre watching New Moon BEFORE everyone else! It was pretty much amazing. All thanks to JD!

Sunday Night. Skanchy Night. ( inside joke) This is me with my old co-workers from the ADA. We are all still good friends and we were celebrating Leslie's bday ( girl to the right of me). We ate at the Yard House in the City Centre off of Beltway 8 and 1-10....soooo good!

Pre New Moon picture. I started the Twilight movement at the ADA. I got everyone HOOOOOOOKED! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

i gave my heart to jesus...

I had a little first grader tell me that she gave her heart to jesus last weekend.

Amazing. 

My heart melted when she told me this. melted.

When you think the world is crashing down or you're having a bad day...... to hear those sweet words come out the mouth of a 7 year old makes you want to cry, in a good way, of course.

God is good. He is good all of the time. I am so thankful my little first grader told me those sweet little words.

I hope I hear them again, soon.



Sunday, October 25, 2009

155 and m.i.a

This marks my 155th post.....whooopty do! It's also been over a month since I last posted. You can see where my priorities are. I really never get on the computer anymore. My iphone has everything I need....email, facebook, bank account, internet, itunes, games, google maps, weather, etc. See where I am going?? 

I've definitely been M.I.A ...... missing in action, that is. Maybe not action, but definitely missing. There has been a lot going on for the Barron bunch. I started a new job WHICH I LOVE. I work at an elementary school, its amazing. My hours are great, I get off when the kids get off...its fabulous. Brandon starts his new teaching job this Tuesday. He will be a long term sub for Jan Schiff Elementary in Sienna Plantation. He will be teaching a science lab class, its part of the out classes like music, PE, art, etc. He is VERY nervous. He tells me everyday how nervous he is. This is his first time ever teaching. He wants to make a good impression to the school and principal. Please say a little pray for my sweet husband. I know he is going to do great! 

Brandon and I have been sick the past couple of days. He got sick first. And he had been sleeping on the couch because his cough would keep me up at night. I never asked him to sleep on the couch, he just knew it would keep me up at night if he slept in bed with me coughing all night. He is so thoughtful. A day or two after he was sick, I got sick. I was wondering when that was going to happen since I work at a school with sickly kids all day. I swear, kids are gross. At least the ones at my school. I had a girl sneeze on my hand....G.R.O.S.S. I catch at least 1 kinder picking their nose and eating it everyday.... yuck! So my body finally broke down and I got sick. On Friday I was on duty in the back parking lot and it was 50 degrees outside at 7:30am. Out of all the days that I didn't bring my jacket, Friday had to be the day. I had been bringing my jacket in my car and Friday I was jacketless....freezing while opening the car doors and greeting the students. I was so cold but I acted all tough and told ppl I was fine. I wasn't. I was seriously cold the rest of the day. I then came home and realized I had been running a fever and thought that I probably had it all day. I felt horrible. Saturday rolled around. Brandon still sick, me even more sick. This was the first time B and I had been sick together. He would always get sick first, get better and then I would get sick. Not this time. Well...it was about 2pm and I saw some medicine on the kitchen counter and thought...."well isn't this nice...Brandon left me medicine to take"....so I took it. 30 mins later I started to get reaaaaal sleepy. And then it dawned on me. Oh crap! I took drowsy night time medicine. Needless to say I feel asleep from 2:3opm- 6:00pm. I had a great nap.....hahahha.

So now here I am, it's Sunday. Tomorrow is Monday. Oh how I dread Monday's. I hope you all are doing well and looking forward to Halloweenie :) 

Until then.....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1 year down...many more to go


I truly cannot believe that Brandon and I have been married for 1 year. We've been together for 4 years and that went by fast but our first married year ZOOMED by. There are so many things that I could say about our first year as a married couple but I really will spare you. Now don't get me wrong, don't think I am a bad wife for not saying how I feel about the past year, but to honest, I just don't feel like typing it all out. I know, I'm bad. My husband knows how I feel about him, us, and our little family ( dogs, not children). I love him more than words can express and I thank God every day for him. 

For our anniversary, we decided to take a road trip to the Texas Hill Country. One word - BEAUTIFUL. We had an amazing time together, shopping, eating, riding in the car, listening and singing to country music for 3 days straight. We definitely shared A LOT of laughs together on this trip too. I love laughing with Brandon. I think it is my favorite thing to do with him. 

So without futher adue, here are the many pictures we took on our trip. 



Whoop! We finished up our Texas Hill Country Anniversary Trip by going to the beloved Texas Aggies Football game. If you have no expierence a home game at Kyle Field, YOU NEED TO GO. Even if you are not an Aggie fan or if you could care less about what team wins, you need to go. The tradition at A&M is unbelievable, and I am ALL ABOUT tradition. ACU really never had tradition....well they did, but nothing like A&M. I wish so badly that Brandon went to A&M for college. He has been a fan since age 2-3. He has been going to games since that young age. He knows every song, every cheer, every players name - past and present. He loves it there. Mark my words, Brandon will go there someday..... :)

He was truly in heaven.

Gruene Hall = amazing! The history in that dance hall is awesome! If you have not gone, GO. Love Love Love it! This was Brandon's first time to go and he was amazed.

We came across this cross on a mountain. We stopped. Parked the car. Trekked up the mountain. Took pictures. It was beautiful. 

Everybody is somebody in Luckenbach, Texas. Such a cute little town. We could barely find the place, but alas, we did.

The famous post office. It's pretty much the only thing in town.

On our way to Fredricksburg, Texas - we saw this HUGE tree. I had to take a picture of it. It's amazingly big and amazingly pretty. Nothing says Hill Country more than this tree.

Other than my trusty i-phone, Brandon was our little navigator for the trip. He solely read this map everyday to get us from point a to point b. He's sooo good!

Here we are. Right before we left on our trip. I had to get a picture of us together. Because as you know, when you go on a trip with just 2 people ( including yourself), its rather hard to get a picture of you together rather than a solo pic infront of your favorite place. Love the self-timer.

One last picture before our trip ended. 

I love you Brandon!

Friday, September 11, 2009

its the nerd in me

Actually, I am quite proud to admit the following statement.......

I CANNOT FREAKING WAIT FOR THE NEW MOON MOVIE TO COME OUT NOV. 20.

Ok. so enough of the ALL CAPS thingy.... I'm seriously soooooo stinking excited, stoked ( never used that word before in my life) happy, gleeful ( in conjuction with the new show glee) estatic and, joyful about this movie. You see, I have some friends in my life that kept pushing me to read this stupid book called Twilight. I refused and refused. I hated reading. I kinda still do. And finally, I gave in ( yes, JD, Danni, Val and Kristen - I GAVE in). You guys won and boy am I glad you did. 

If you have not read the Twilight Saga books....YOU.NEED.IT. Go to the store NOW! BUY.THEM.NOW! Yes, I sound PYSHCO and maybe I am, but this isn't about ME. Its about you, missing out on what could change your whole life ( not really, well maybe). So please, do me a favor, help me sleep a little better at night, read the books. When you start Twilight, you will never look back. I started the Twilight movement at my office. See? I am a movment maker, starter...whatever the heck you want to call it. 

HSHGIGHDJGHDSIOG;HAP"ASKGHDSGJHDSIGHSDG --- that is me showing you in typing how EXCITED I AM FOR THIS MOVIE! 

Ok, bye! 

PS - if this post freaked you out....I will not apologize. So get over it. :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

theres no place like home

I have finally gotten around to posting pictures from my wisconsin vacation. It was a blast and I would move back there in a HEARTBEAT! 


My Grandparents cottage in the middle of an indian reservation. My mom grew up going to this house since she was 12 years old. They went every weekend! It's one of the most beautiful places you could be at! 

Isn't this amazing? It's a bald eagle. I borrowed the neighbors zoom lens and put it on my camera and I really did get some GREAT shots of him. He was really calm and let us get up so close to him.

Stephen and I's bounty for the week, AKA - all the fish we caught. We wish we did better but we did what we could, it was a lot of fun! It definitely brought back memories of my childhood.

My Mamie and I her pontoon boat. 

My grandparents live on a lake and the lily pads were definitely in high volume. They were really pretty when they were all clumped up together. The brush in Wisconsin is VERY green and lush, something you don't see very often in Texas, well, Houston.

What is this you ask? Oh, it's a camel! In Wisconsin! On the side of the road! His name is Humphrey. It was a sweet guy.

Our first venture out on the canoe to go catch some fish. 5 mins after this picture was taken, it POURED RAIN. I'm talking hurricane down pour of rain. It was HORRIBLE. It was raining so hard that I couldn't even open my eyes to row, haha! We ended up going back in and when we got to the dock, it stopped raining. It was quite the adventure :)

This zebra was at the same place as the camel...


My family and I's first home! My parents built this house and it was their pride and joy. I love this house! It had a basement, HUGE backyard. We had horses next to us in the pasture, we made snowmen every winter, oh it was the best!

Day Lily from my grandma's flower garden

Disclaimer : No, he did not eat the fish! It was all for the dramatic effect! Did it work?

I caught the very first fish of the week on my MICKEY MOUSE fishing pole. This was my VERY FIRST fishing pole, EVER. I keep it at the lakehouse and when we go their for vacation I ALWAYS fish with it on the dock. It definitely means a lot and I hope one day, my kiddos will be able to use " moms fishing pole" . 


Hope you enjoyed just a TID bit of what my 10 day vacation was all about. I know when you think of Wisconsin you think or beer, brats and maybe fat people? Well, Wisconsin is a beautiful state full of cool weather, down to earth people, green land, good food and pretty scenery. There's no place like home.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

as one door closes

Another one opens, right? 

I quit my job ( this is where your mouth drops to the floor because you are shocked). Actually, I'm sure none of you are shocked. I've been quite transparent about my job and how I have felt lately. So, yeah, I quit my job. Was it the best decision to be made? I am not sure, but I do know that I have a sense of relief that fills my body, so maybe it is a good decision. 

Have you ever quit a job? If you haven't, it's such a catch 22 situation. Well, in my case, it is. I have love hate relationship with my job. I love it, because I have made friends from all walks of life who I consider good friends. I hate my job, well.... just read my previous posts, you'll get the idea. My co-workers are happy for me. They are sad to see me go, but happy that I am finally going to be happy. I'm happy that they are happy for me. 

So as this door closes, another one opens. I did get another job. Is it my dream job? No. Is it going to be stressfree and easy? No. But I can say that I will love this job for what it's worth.IT is  ONE STREET away from the ADA, crazy huh? My skanchy's ( my girls at work ) and I have already made lunch plans :) I am looking forward to what this job has in store and hoping for new opportunities along the way. 

Now....onto to Brandon. My husband has landed a long term sub job at Schiff Elementary in Sienna Plantation. He will start in October and it will end in December. This is a GREAT opportunity for Brandon has he starts his teaching career. We are so thankful for this experience that Brandon is about to embark on. He is very excited annnnnnd also nervous. But I know he will be a GREAT teacher. In the meantime - he will be subbing around FBISD and hoping that he will land a full-time teaching position. Praise God for this!

As Brandon and I's lives are changing, a little more than what we thought, we are thankful and greatful for the oppotunities and experiences that we have had and are going to have in the future. We know and trust that God has a plan for us and we will abide by his word. God is good and he is good all the time. 

So I am asking you, my faithful readers to keep us in your prayers through the transitions we are about to embark on. 

Next post .... Wisconsin pictures!

Monday, August 10, 2009

god put me in my place

It has been a rough 7 months in my life lately. And I had no problem giving myself a pitty party about it either. When my job changed in Jan 09, my life changed. I went from doing one program/event at the ADA to taking on 4 programs/events. I went from being a part of ZERO committees, to being in charge of THREE. I went from working 9-5 to every month having 2-3 committees meetings lasting till 8 or so. The list goes on. 

And I continued to give myself a pitty party.

My life went from crazy, to UNREAL. I kept telling myself everything will work out and it will get better, and it did....from time to time. I tried to keep a positive attitude. Let's be honest, for not having my degree yet, I am making very good money with full benefits, so in a sense, I couldn't complain. 

I have worked my tail off and for some reason, it never felt like I was doing the right thing. I was overwhelmed, stressed, angry, over worked and underpaid. I am the only person in the office to have multiple events/programs that I am in charge of. 

And I continued to give myself a pitty party.

Last week, I cried at my job. So unprofessional, I know. I cried for a number of reasons and these reasons have been collecting over the past 7 months. I cried pretty much all day. With my door closed. My boss walked in, it was quite embarrassing. Oh well. He works with all women, what does he expect right? I know it made him a little nervous when he saw my crying. I cried that night to Brandon too. I don't ever cry. ever. So this meant business. I cried the same story I have been crying for the past 7 months. I was stressed, overwhelmed, tired, confused, angry and upset. I cried because Brandon doesn't have a teaching job yet and I just want him to get a job. I know he can but right now the market is tough. It really has been a difficult season for Brandon and I. We both feel that our backs have been against the wall for so long and all we just want is one chance. One chance for a break through. And, it hasn't happened yet. We have discussed that we know it's not on our time and we need to be patient. I've questioned God several times. Not because I am unfaithful, but because I feel I have the right to question the God I love. Brandon and I are going to continue to be faithful and patient. 

And I continued to give myself a pitty party.

That same day, I had received a phone call that I never thought I would receive. My friend Ashley called me to tell me that a dear family friend had committed suicide. Some of you who are reading this will know who I am talking about. The minute I heard this, I broke down again, just after breaking down the first time at my job. Just when I thought life was ALL about ME...

....God put me in my place.

He put me in my place. A place I have failed to be in for 7 months. A place where IT'S NOT ABOUT ME. I realized that a dear family friend had taken her life because Satan had gotten a hold of her. This woman was truly amazing. She hosted my church shower, she was in the softball community, which is a family in it's own, she was cheerful, energenic, positive, beautiful inside and out, and she definitely emulated a Christian woman. Her funeral was beautiful, just like she was. It was a celebration of her life, although sad and heartbreaking, it was also beautiful. Sitting at the funeral today, I thought, how selfish am I these past few months. What really matters in life, isn't my job or my anger towards my job. What matters in life is relationships, families and friends. Today, God put me in my place

God put me in my place. 

God knows when to come in at the right time and put you in your place. I am so thankful that I have a God who will put me in my place but yet love me at the same time. I am so thankful for the God I serve who loves me for me. Even though I have questioned him the past few months, he still has faith in me as I do in him. I serve a mighty God who loves through thick and thin and gives love that is everlasting. I serve a God who is gentle yet so powerful. I serve a God who gives and takes away. 

God put me in my place and for that, I am thankful.

To Mrs. Kiser - You were very dear to my family and I and you will be missed so very much. May the peace and love of God be with you always. Rest in Peace.

Monday, August 3, 2009

if you're wondering.....

I'm still here. It's been quite sometime since I last made a post. I haven't felt compelled to write lately. Maybe because I like my posts better when they have pictures and well, to be honest, I haven't really taken any pictures this summer. But, since coming back from the family ( minus dad and brandon) vacay, I do have some pictures to share with you all, but, not right now.

So all three of you who read my blog, sit tight and wait just a little bit longer. I do have A LOT to update you on.

Until then.....

Saturday, July 18, 2009

viva la vida

Here is what's going on...

- My camp is OFFICIALLY O.V.E.R. I cannot express to you how happy I am that it is over. I am burned out from work.
- Brandon, my brother, his girlfriend and I will be going to see Cold Play next Wednesday. We are super excited aboutthis!
- I leave for vacation for 10 days with my mom and brother next Thursday. I'm sad Brandon cannot come but he has to work :( 


Annnnnnd....that's about it, haha. 

Hope ya'll are doing well and having a GREAT summer. I cannot believe it will be August soon, WOW!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the itch.....part 2.

It's not what you are thinking, ok? I've got the VACATION itch....DUH! It is summer, right? I am DYING to go on my vacation to the great CHEESEHEAD state! Wisconsin baby! :) We will be leaving July 23 and coming back August 1. Here is just a little bit of what we will be doing...
* Flying in to Chicago and then heading to Milwaukee for SummerFest....the best thing ever!
* Staying with my grandparents at their summer/fall home 
* laying out
* fishing
* floating in the lake
* eating a lot of good food
* Going to Green Bay

Those are just a few things that we will be doing....I'm sure to you, they aren't appealing, but trust me.....if I get a break from work, I'LL BE HAPPY ANYWHERE! :) Plus, Wisconsin is my homeland - I was born there and live there till I was 4. 

What is your itch this summer?

Ok Ok....I might have another itch.....and I'm sure WE BOTH know what it is :) Trust me...it won't be happening anytime soon! At least, not in the plans. 

Hope ya'll are staying COOOOL in this blistering heat!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

the itch....

I have the itch. What itch might you ask? I'll explain at a later date.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

tired

.......that is definitely an understatment. I am beyond tired. I am so tired that I don't sleep, literally. My mind is on work every.second.of.the.day. All I am asking is for ya'll to pray for me. I am so stressed right now to where I am not sleeping at night and then having to put in a 8 hr day at work. I know this sounds petty, but at this point I think prayer is what I need. 

Hope everyone is doing well!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

blessed

I am blessed beyond belief with great friends and a great family! I just celebrated my 25th birthday and it might of been one of the best birthdays I have had in years. My mom made sure to make my day EXTRA special. She said she was making up for the past years that she has been gone on my birthdays. My day started out by sleeping in till 10:00am. I couldn't tell you the last time I have gotten to sleep in, and boy, it felt good! I then spent the latter part of my day laying around watching TV. It was quite nice not having to do anything. 
We all then headed out at about 5:30pm to meet everyone for dinner at Taste of Texas, my favorite resturante that I only go to 1 time a year, if that. My dinner was AMAZING. I had my amazing family including my aunt and uncle ( dad's sister ), Brandon's family and one of my best friends and her husband come to dinner. It was perfect company for a perfect birthday. Thanks to everyone who made it special! 

Enjoy the pictures!


My pups and I helping me celebrate my birthday!

My sweet Uncle Doyle and Aunt Rena

My amazing parents....love love them!

My lovely husband

2 sets of flowers and ballons that my parents and Brandon got me, it was not planned either.

Our traditional picture...ghettoness
KSizz-Bizz and DFizz-McDizz 
The cake my mom made. I requested a strawberry cake and it was good! It was my nannies recipe which made it even more special, she was definitely with us in spirit.

2 pregnant women and one friend who is not

I am probably going to take some heat about the pictures that I am JUST NOW posting, sorry JD and Danni. Don't ask me why it has taken me till June 7, 2009 to post these photos that were taken like in March or April. Oh well, better late than never right? 
Love ya'll!



My 2 friends with child and me not with child. 

Baby bumping each other

These babies will be 1 month apart from each other

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

once you go MAC you never go BACK

It's true, it really is. I love my macbook, its the best. I also love my iphone. Actually, while I write this, I am listening to Stephen Speaks from my itunes on my iphone. Oh the greatness of itunes built into a phone. Speaking of Stephen Speaks, I seriously love this band and it's sad to think they are no longer. I remember the summer going into my freshman year of college at ACU I used to listen to their first CD "no more doubt" every.single.day. I love the song "Out of My League".
Sorry, I am reliving the past, haha!
So I have a pair of earings that I wear quite often to work and when I talk on the phone ( which is like every 5 mins because people think I have nothing better to do than anwer their phone calls) my right earing ALWAYS falls off. It's kinda annoying, actually it's a lot annoying.
Did anyone watch the womens college softball world series? Wait, who am I kidding....Danni, Val, JD and Kristen, did YA'LL watch the WS? I did, I am quite addicted to softball, its pathetic, as Brandon likes to remind me. I would like to express to you all who actually care, that I am upset that Washington won. I mean, it's cool because they are taking home the title for the first time but they are a PAC 10 school and I am sick of PAC 10 schools taking OVER SOFTBALL. (don't hate me val and kristen) I am glad that Florida did make it to the finals and being an SEC team, it's their first time to the final series of the tournament. I digress...
My birthday is Saturday. I'm turning 25. Now let me tell you something. It was a big deal when you turned 16, 18, 21....but I feel as though this birthday is a little different. I am going to be 25 .... mid 20's. Wow. I remember having my 8th birthday party when I was living in florida, I remember my 13th birthday in Texas, and many of birthdays at Kadesh Camp at ACU. I will be 25 and I will feel more like an adult, don't ask me why. My parent's and I were talking the other day and they mentioned how they couldn't believe their baby will be turning 25. It almost made me cry thinking of how time has flown by so fast from my first birthday till now. There are so many memories that I can look back on and say, wow. This birthday will be filled with fun, family and friends and I am looking forward to it.
Next Saturday will mark 1 month away till my 2nd diabetes camp. I am getting a little nervous and anxious for it to be here. Say some prayers for me in the next month that I stay sane and NOT STRESSED. :)
Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer thus far.
BYE!

Friday, May 22, 2009

10 things

It's been 21 days since I last made  post, oh well. I really don't have any EXCITING going on in my life right now. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have a busy life right now, but nothing terribly exciting is going on in it. But here is a few things that have been on my mind lately....

1. Brandon's birthday was Tuesday.....it was a good day. He is the type of person who just thinks their birthday is another day, I on the other hand, think its a day that is supposed to be celebrated to the fullest. 

2. One of my favorite shows is coming back on for another season..."Tori and Dean , Home sweet Hollywood". Can I tell you how excited I am for this? I love this show and their family! It's sooo cute!

3. I just got the iphone.....my blackberry was on its last leg and I had enough with T-mobile and so I switched over and got the iphone....soo far soo good! 

4. Brandon and I are on the last leg of getting all moved out of our townhouse and into my parents house. We will be moving the bedroom furniture this weekend and the last things we will need to move is our clothes. 

5. I am very excited for the summer to be here.....as much as I love the cold weather I am totally a summer girl. I guess growing up playing softball every single summer of my life, it has made me LOVE summers.

6. Brandon and I will be celebrating 4 years of being together July 16 and I am looking forward to that.

7. My 25th birthday is coming up....June 6th. I am very excited about this. This is the age where I can tell ppl and feel like an adult....don't ask me why. We will be going to my favorite restaurant , Taste of Texas. It's the best steakhouse E.V.E.R. .....We only go once a year....for my birthday of course. I think 3 out of the last 4 birthdays we have gone to Tof T. 

8. I am going back to school this summer and looking forward to EVERY bit of it....seriously....no sarcasm there either. As some of you know, I have not graduated yet. I have 30 hours left. I had the opportunity to take the job with the ADA with salary and full benefits and therefore, I put school on hold. School will always be there....jobs- not so much. So say some prayers for me :)

9. I am soooooo HAPPY that Kris Allen won American Idol!!!!!!! I think Adam Lambert is freaky weird . I seriously cannot watch him when he sings, I either turned my head or changed the channel. He grossed me out for some reason.

10. I am taking a week vacation in July....the family is packing up and going to Wisconsin ...my homeland! I am so excited for this! I haven't been back there since I was a sophomore in High School. We are going to go stay with my grandparents at their summer/fall home and go boating, tubing, water skiing, fishing, canoeing...you name it. 

Ok, so thats my life is a nutshell as of lately. Hope everyone is having a great summer thus far and staying cool! 

Until next time....

Friday, May 1, 2009

now is not the time!

The swine flu? REALLY!?!??!

The rain???? REALLY?!??!

I mean, didn't ANYONE know that tomorrow...yep- tomorrow is my diabetes camp????? People have definitely not been paying attention.

NO, camp is not canceled due to the STUPID swine flu and NO camp is not canceled due to the STUPID rain ( although, I really do love the rain, ok sorry- thats not the point. )

Come hell or high water ( literally) , Lotta Bright Hope Retreat 2009 ( great name huh? I definitely did NOT come up with that) will happen.

So my friend, say a little prayer that swine flu and the rain doesn't take over camp this weekend ( yeah, I'll be knocking on some wood just for saying that).

Thanks!

Monday, April 27, 2009

i totally and utterly wish i could still go to camp

Yeah, I've been MIA. So What?
Not that any of you are AVID readers of my blog or anything. 
Let's just say that I have been a little busy bee at work lately. Since my position at work has changed I am now the Camp Director of our diabetes camps ( the title sounds nice right? well...the pay ain't any different than before, ha!) I digress....

My first diabetic camp is this weekend! It's called Lotta Bright Hope and its a retreat for type 1 diabetics. I am SUPER excited for this weekend! You see, growing up, I LOVED going to camp. It was what I looked forward to all school year. The excitement of being away from home, meeting cute boys...eerrr I mean friends, and just experiencing everything and anything new! My favorite camp of ALL TIME was the ACU camps ....MPULSE and KADESH - actually Kadesh definitely takes the cake on that one. There was something about ACU camps that was amazing.....it has something special to it. Maybe it was that teenagers across Texas came together for one soul purpose....to worship the God we love. Now that my friends, is special. 
I miss those days.... ALOT. I would totally go back to camp if I was eligible, would you?

Anyway....my first camp is this weekend and its going to be jammed back full of fun! The kids are getting a TON of free stuff from the different diabetes pharma's reps - amoung other things they will be swimming, rock climbing, horse back riding, arts and crafts, archery, a bonfire making smore's.....the list goes on my friends!

Until then, 

Wish me luck!

Monday, April 13, 2009

cracker

What is this world coming to? Seriously, I really want to know. There are so many things in life that happen on a daily basis that I wonder about. Times are changing, yes. Work life, home life, raising children, lifestyle changes etc. To be honest ( since I was honest last post) I really am at a loss of words today. I thought I knew EXACTLY what I was going to write concerning this post. I really am out of sorts as I write this post. 

My blood pressure SHOT SKYROCKET high this afternoon while giving a kick-off at a school. I enjoy my job, I really do. I get to work with kids everyday, what can beat that? I love kids, if anyone knows me well enough they KNOW I love kids. 

I don't even know where to begin? 
Long story short.....

I had to go to the bathroom, so I went. I did my business ( sorry for the graphics ) and then proceeded to wash my hands. By the way, this was the end of the day and I was ready to get out of there. I wash my hands then dry them. As I am walking out of the bathroom, I see a group of kids walking down the hall I was about to walk down as well. As I continue to walk out of the bathroom this boy yelled out " HEY CRACKER".

 I LITERALLY STOPPED IN MY TRACKS. 

How the hell ( sorry for the cussing ) am I supposed to react to that racial slur that was just said to me? REALLY??!?!?!? The other kids that were with the boy that said that started to laugh and chuckle and whisper. I continued to walk down the hall as if I didn't hear it, but boy, did my face show it - it was beat red. 

A middle school boy just called me a CRACKER? I took offense to that remark, that was a racial slur. I didn't even do a darn thing to him to call me that he did. This kid called me a cracker and laughed about it. 

WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO????????????

Sunday, April 12, 2009

can i be honest?


I totally didn't mean for blogger to post my " can I be honest"post without any words in it yet, weird?

Anyway....let me proceed with my honesty post.

I figured I could be honest with you ...after all ...honesty is the best policy.

No, I'm not pregnant - just had to clear that up.

I honestly MISS MY FAR AWAY FRIENDS! I miss my friends that I played softball with at ACU. These girls are the type of people that nothing has changed since we all last hung out. We can always pick up where we left off and it not be weird or awkward. I miss them and love them dearly and I am so lucky that God chose me to be friends with them.

To my favorite friends ever ( Danni, JD, Val and Kristen).....thanks for ALWAYS being there, near or far. Thank you to ACU softball for letting our paths cross and for making friendships that will last a lifetime. I wish there wasn't hundreds to thousands of miles that seperated us, it's just not fair. One day, we will all live together in the same neighborhood and start our own softball team full of our little girls. Love you!!!!!!



Thursday, April 2, 2009

135

This is my 135th post and with that said, IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE! Not really, but we can pretend. So, I was bored the other day and just started taking pics since my previous posts really lacked pictures. 


My sweet little ones looking out the front door, daily activity for them.

Rocky LOVES to stand on this table and let the wind blow in his face.

I LOVE this picture of Nakona! too cute!
Pretty flowers in my parents backyard.

Roses are red.......


Thats it!

PS - Brandon and I are moving , I'll tell you about it soon.