Thursday, May 29, 2008

Birthday Pictures & Thank Yous

Hi friends! I know I haven't been around lately and its getting worse and worse. Work is really "taking over" my life right now. Good news though...Tyler closed on his house yesterday so "we" now have a house!! However, the condition of the house is not so good....good thing he's my construction man! ;) Ok so here are some pictures from my birthday party...beware...young men and women have a good time! hehe....

AND... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to Paula and Nikki for my PIF gifts! I got a Starbucks gift card from Paula and a book from Nikki that I've started reading and I'm loving it! You girls are so amazing and I'm so thankful to have "met" you! I know I still owe gifts to my top 3 and I'm planning on shopping for them early next week. My life is just chaos right now so give me time... ;) Love you all and I'll be back soon! (Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!!)

Sunday, May 25, 2008



My party last night was soooo fun! I can't wait to post pics! Thank you for the birthday wishes my friends! xoxo

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Well its going on 11:15pm and I've been going since 6am this morning. Let me tell you friends...I'm not used to this "workin' world!" I'm pooped! I have had a crazy busy week with work and just one day left until the big BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!! I'm planning a shopping trip with my mom Saturday morning, then doing yard work and setting up for my birthday bbq I'm having at my house! We are going to play sand volleyball, have a bonfire, have a cookout, and just enjoy the beautiful night. I'm super excited! About 10 of my close friends are coming so it should be fun. I can't wait to post pics! and then Sunday is my actual birthday and its suppost to be 80* out! Yahoo!! I'm hoping to do something fun on the lake!

Ok, I need to update on thank yous for the pay it forward posts and I still need to get my gifts out to my top 3! No worries friends....I'm busy but I'll get your gifts out as soon as possible! ;) Whew...I need sleep...I'll be back soon... xoxo

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


"you do something nice for someone and then they do something nice for someone else."

Ok it is! I just got back into my bloggin' and I found this on many sites. I think its an AMAZING thing to do because we are all so lucky to know each other and why not show our love with some gifts?! I know most of you are adoptive mothers and I kind of "snuck" my way into your lives....but I love all of you dearly and I know that God introduced me to all of you for a reason. So here is the concept. The first 3 people to comment on this post and promises to do this post, if not already done it on their own blog, then I will send them a gift! They however, have to return the favor and send a gift to their first 3 comments! This will hopefully spin out of control and everyone will be feeling the love! ;) THANKS GUYS!

On another note...I want to say a BIG thank you to Lea for sending me a sweet card and a beautiful bookmark! I will be using the bookmark for my next book I read and can not wait! You are so sweet to think of me and my new "journey" in life....Love you friend!

Ok...that's all I have for now... Work is still going good. I'm learning new things everyday and I'm having so much fun with it! I'm in the process of planning my 22nd birthday party...should be a good post! ;) Love you all!!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

To All Mothers

Mothers Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you beautiful, amazing, and inspiring mothers out there! I'm not going to be with my mother tomorrow because she is visiting her parents in North Carolina. :( I hope you all get to spend the day with your little ones!


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Here I am!

Hi friends! Sorry...I've been M.I.A. for a few days. I started working yesterday...and I LOVE IT! I feel right at home there and all the girls have been so nice to me. There is definitely a lot to learn and its going to take awhile to get it all down but I'll get there. I also have all my stuff moved back home and put away. That was quite a chore! I hope you are all doing well. I missed being away... Unfortunately we don't have Internet at our house because we live so far out in the woods. However my sister and her husband do and I'll be here a lot the time. Also as soon as my best friend moves home from school, I'll be keeping my computer at her house and I'll be back to blogging fairly regularly! As for now I'll be in and out. That's all for now...I have the day off and of course it has to rain all day! ;)


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Looking Back

Since when did four years go so fast? I finished my last exam today at 10am and now I'm free!! Well almost free...after I complete 900 hrs. of work and graduate in December...then I'll be free! ;) I wanted to take a few minutes to rrecap what happened over the last four years...

~Freshman Year~

Well here are the roomies from freshman year. It was a tough year to say the least. Don't mind the cup in hand and giant beer poster in the back...hehe....thats college for ya! Ok well this year was not my favorite for so many reasons. Two of the roomies were lets say...very friendly with the men and were not very polite. The other roomie and I (the one I'm sitting next too) became really close even though she studied 24/7! This year was hard because we lived in the dorms and I had an awful experience. I chose to be on a co-ed floor and all the men on our floor were pigs. I was away from Tyler for the first time and it was just no fun. Also, Tyler and I broke up my freshman year. It was the most horrible thing I've ever experienced. We obviously got back together... ;) but that time in our lives we just weren't ready to be serious. At the end of my freshman year, I was set on not coming back to school. I hated it. BUT thankfully a few girls from my tennis team in high school asked me to live with them in an apartment my next year so they saved me....

~Sophomore Year~

This may have been my favorite year...other than this year. Living in an apartment was so much fun! The girl to my right and the one on the end gradated a year ahead of me in high school and I played tennis with both of them. They are both very sweet girls and I'm thankful that they saved me from dorm life! This year was fun and I did pretty well in school. It was good to be off campus and I felt much better about college. I grew up a lot this year...also, after getting back together with Tyler over the summer before we decided to call it quits "for good" this time. We had a hard time getting back to our usual selves and it was just destroying our relationship. We both left with smiles and knew it was for the best...right then anyways...

~Junior Year~

This is the only picture I have left of me and my roommate from Junior year. We kind of had a "falling out" towards the end. Anyways, this was a fun year. A little lonely I guess you could say. During the beginning of this year I was dating a new guy and I knew it just wasn't meant to be. I thought about Tyler all the time and I started to miss him a lot. Tyler and I went almost 6 months straight without talking to each other and a whole year without seeing each other. When the guy I was dating and I broke up I didn't shed a tear because I knew Tyler and I were meant to be together. Crazy enough, 2 weeks after the break up, Tyler called me and we started talking again on a regular basis. I was SO happy. Tyler got a job in the town were I go to college so he asked if he could come see me when he was up here. I told him yes and from that moment on I knew...I just knew.... We started dating again but I told him that I'm only going to date him again if it forever...and he said that there wasn't a doubt in his mind. :)

~Senior Year~

And here we are... This picture was taking the day I moved in with the boys! This year has been incredible for so many reasons! Where do I begin?! I got to live with an amazing family, I got ENGAGED, my passion for adopting grew stronger, I started blogging, and I got an awesome job! I'm so thankful for this year. God really put me on a roller coaster ride these past few years and knew exactly what I needed at the end. I am very content with life. I have so many amazing people in it and I couldn't be more grateful for all you blogging buddies. It's been a crazy journey and I'm about to open a new chapter in this "so called life..."

There it is my friends...that is how I spent my last 4 years. I'm going to miss college but I'm glad to be growing up and moving on. This next year is going to be insanely busy. Wedding planning and working 40+ hours a week will be consuming my life! Don't worry though...I'll be blogging regularly! ;) I'm going to start packing up my stuff...I'm moving home tomorrow. I may not be blogging for a few days because I need to get my life in order back home. I also start work at 7am Monday morning...lift me up in your prayers for a good start! I love you all....