Friday, May 28, 2010

Welcome to Chick fil A World!

For those of you who do not know me all that well.....
I LOVE CHICK FIL A!!! Love it!! I have for as long as I remember....
(well except for the brief moment when I was a child and Laurie told me where chicken fingers come from....needless to say if you know me now that hasn't stopped me! :)) I just love everything about Chick fil A! They are always so friendly and they always at least ACT like they are happy to be there! SO I am just always impressed with that!
So today was no different from any other day....Louise asked me if i wanted to go to lunch with her and Michelle and that they were going to chick fil a....well even though I had chick fil a yesterday, I was still down for lunch! (AND not to mention I had a TON of free coupons!!) So we load up and head out! Little did we know the journey we were about to embark on! :)

We get to chick fil a and all go and place our orders, well their new thing is that they will bring your food out to you instead of having to stand there and wait on it to come up! It is so nice! So Louise is placing her order at a different register and me and Michelle are at the same we order our food and go sit down. Well not 3 minutes later they bring our food right out to our seats! So we sit down and eat. Well Louise looks at Michelle (she and Louise had gotten kids meals and if you turn the toy back in you can get a FREE icedream cone) and tells her to save her toy so we can get icedream cones after we are done. You would've thought Michelle just won the lottery! She was so excited!! it was so funny! So after that we just started people watching....and boy did that get interesting!
There was this middle aged gentleman, who to me looked nice but to the other 2 did not..., who was in deep conversation with a young lady that worked there, who was a very sweet, special girl, and was just so very nice to her....I was just so shocked....went as far as when she finished talking to him she told him she loved him....AND HE SAID IT BACK!!! It was so nice!! I was shocked!!
Then next instance happened when a Asian man and his family came in and they needed to sit by a plug so he could plug in his computer to charge his phone...this nice gentleman already sitting down and eating offered to get up and move so he could share the plug with the other man charging his phone! HOW NICE IS THAT??! Who gives up there table at lunch to convenience someone else?!? No one sadly in this day in time!
And last but not least there was this elderly couple sitting and having a sweet lunch and i just think it was so sweet...they were just sitting staring into each others eyes...SO SWEET! :) (Maybe that will be Me and Nate one day! Ha! :))
But I just feel like chick fil a is its own little world! And it is how people acted in the 50's and 60's when there were still people who respected each other, and cared, genuinely cared about other people. Made me wish I lived then but happy to have a place to go to get that feel! So this is my plug......EAT MORE CHICKEN!!!! It really will make your day better!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Blessed beyond BELIEF!

So today started out pretty normal, with the exception of a meeting, and I got a phone call from Laurie saying......SHE IS A MATCH FOR JANET!!! SHE CAN GIVE JANET ONE OF HER KIDNEYS!!! Go here to read the whole story. I do not know how people don't believe in God after seeing something like this. God is so good! :)

Also another side note is Laurie leaves today to go on a mission trip to the Philippines....PLEASE PLEASE keep her, my dad, and my grandparents in your prayers over the next few weeks! Laurie has a lot to do when she gets back! So with all that said please just Keep and Laurie and Janet and her family in your prayers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The blog I have been dreading to write....

Well today is my Friday.....I am taking off Thursday and Friday to spend time with my best friend, Taylor, who will be leaving to go back to Washington to get things prepared for her husband to come home from fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan. Don't get me wrong I know how much she has missed him and she absolutely can NOT WAIT for him to be home. It's funny though how attached you become to someone who you spend every waking moment with!! From the time she got here I decided that I was going to do everything possible to have her included in everything and make sure she felt wanted and needed. I knew it was going to be a hard transition and I wanted to help make it as easy as possible! So from day 1 I was stuck to her side. I didn't give her a choice. I just called and said I was coming over. I told Nathan that he needed to know going into this that she would be attached to my side and he has been ABSOLUTELY great about it!! Just another reason I love him! :) But I am just glad that we have got to spend the past year together! She is the best friend I have ever had and I am so happy that I got to have this year with her! Over the course of this year we have done and had some crazy times! Some of which include: Disney World, the beach, the pool, the many many shopping trips, getting our hair done together, getting mani & pedi's, Lads-to-Leaders, the long talks, wedding planning, vacation planning, football games, baseball games, philly cheesesteak sandwiches, planning how to talk down the crazy guy on the monorail at Disney, oh and how can I forget the SCHOOL WORK! :) Sometimes that school work was very easy though! :) But there are so many memories that I will never forget and she has been such a HUGE help to me here.

I know I am blessed with friends here and 2 sisters that are amazing but there is something about a best friend, her knowing everything about you, and still loving me unconditionally, or loving me because I know too much on her too! :) She has taught me many a thing or 2 about marriage, being away from your family all the time and how to be a true friend. I am truly blessed to have had her in my life. And I know she isn't dead and that she is just leaving but when you are with someone day-in, day-out, when they leave and you don't see them for 4 months it feels like a death in someways. I remember her saying that in her deployment meeting before Blake left that they said it would feel like you are grieving for the actual loss of that person because of the absence of them, and well I feel like that is how I will feel. I know it's no where near the pain of missing her husband but she is truly my best friend....and for those of you that know me, well I have gone through my fair share of best friends. She is just the one person I know that I can tell anything to and she won't judge me or tell anything I say to her. And well there aren't a lot of friends I have that are like fact I have learned that i do not say stuff to anyone about anything because most people just don't know how to keep their mouth shut...but she can. And I love and appreciate her for that. She is generous and willing to help me in any way possible. She would bring me anything I needed and was always up for a lunch date! She lets me vents and just listens. I am just so very grateful!! So below are some pictures from our year. We have alot together but i just didn't want to bore everyone else with them. :)

This is from our trip to Disney! We had so much fun!!!
Again from Disney....that trip was the BEST!!

This is from Halloween, which was also her birthday! :) We took Morgan out to pick out a pumpkin!

This is from Halloween too! I was a cowgirl (I know how original :)) And she was an Army Wife....fitting right?? :)

This is from Disney too, this is where we almost forgot our tickets and had to run back to the car to get them, then we RAN back to catch the shuttle! :)

This is from when we went to Adairsville to see Nate's family and get our hair done :) This is one of my favorite pictures of us!

This is from the Rodeo....that was a fun night! :)

This was right after she got home....she went with Laurie, Louise, Dirt, and I to have family pictures done! :)

Well that is a good wrap of the year....So Taylor I hope you know how much you mean to me and I am so blessed to have you in my life! I am excited for you that you get to see Blake in a month and I know that I will be seeing you in Germany. You are the best friend I could've ever asked for!! Thank you so much for making this year so so great!! Love you so so much!! And I will miss you more than you know!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


That is something I typically do not like! I do not like having to get away from my everyday normal life and CHANGE what I do. I like for things to be the same. I do not live on the edge. And I am happy that way. I do not feel like I have to risk my life to feel like I am living. However, its getting to the time in my life when everything is starting to change. Family is, FIRST NIECE, and so on. Those are exciting things but still force change. Changes in family holidays, changes in traditions.

I am trying to learn to accept change more and try to be more positive about the changes that are happening in my life and that will be happening in my life really soon. I am nervous and excited all in one about everything going on but I know it is all in God's hand. There are very few in my family that adapt to change well and I hope for them they can strive to accept change better also. But one thing I am currently changing is my workout habit.....yes you heard that right. I do not like to workout/run/get my heart rate up at all!! I like to walk and well that is about it! But recently I went to the Dr. and they ran all the fun physical test on me and they determined my cholesterol was a little bit higher than it should've been. Not anywhere near a dangerous level but I am only 24 years old....if I don't stop it now it will be out of control by the time I am 40!!! So I have started to do kick boxing and step aerobics on Monday and Tuesdays, and walking with Louise every other day that I can. :) So lets just hope I can keep this up! :)

I hope everyone has a GREAT day!

Friday, May 14, 2010


I have really been thinking a lot about happiness recently....what determines my happiness and how I am the only one who can control my happiness. So I have found some quotes that I hope all of you can relate to!
The constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Even if happiness forgets about you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
~Jacques Prevert
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try and cheer someone else up.
~Mark Twain
Nobody really cares if you are miserable, so you might as well be happy.
~Cynthia Nelms
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
~James Openheim
This is my "depressed stance". When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this!
~Charlie Brown
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
~Oscar Wilde
When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, I told them they didn't understand life.
Being happy doesn't mean you're perfect. It just means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
~K.B. Indiana
If you think sunshine brings you happiness, you haven't danced in the rain.
~ Unknown
Well there are just a few quotes that I found that I love!! I hope they encourage you and I hope you have a GREAT day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Important Things:

Ever really wondered what those really are? I have and well this weekend opened my eyes to some really important things! As I was sitting and listening to my daddy's lessons on Sunday morning I sat thinking of all the trivial things that I worry and stress over. You know that book "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....It's all Small Stuff" well I feel like I could write the book "I sweat over all stuff!" And it just really hit me that I really need to increase my true TRUST IN GOD!! It really made me think about how much trust with God really is a huge deal. I do trust in God with alot of stuff but I need to put all my trust in Him. And that will be hard for me. I do not like to have to depend on someone for stuff. I know I do depend on people for things but for the most part I like to have complete control of what i do and how it is done. I am at a HUGE turning point in my life when I will be making some BIG decisions and I will need God's guidance more than ever. So this is me asking for your prayers to help me TRUST God more and that I make the right decisions.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I just official had one of those moments....

I am in complete shock! It was one of those moments that you are just going along with life and then it just hits you....and you are completely taken off guard. Well that is how I am right now. Oh my the things people do. I am just shocked. The end.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The BIGGEST thing that happened....


Things happening....

So this is just going to be one of those random blogs to update about everything that is going on in my's been busy around here for the past couple weeks so it has been hard to blog alot! Let's see where to start.....

  • 2 Sunday's ago I went to the zoo with Morgan, Michelle, and Justin! It was so much fun! Morgan really had a good time I think! She was alert and loved looking at all the animals! And I had never been through the whole zoo before so it was my first time really ever going through the whole zoo! I am pretty proud of the Montgomery Zoo! Never knew they had that many animals!
  • We are working on nailing down dates for Louise's baby showers! I know I say this alot but I am so excited about Baby Ellie! I sometimes just imagine what she will really look like...I feel like she is going to come out with this dark brown ringlet hair....ok I know she wont come out with it but I can imagine her at a year old with that hair! She has already made such an impact on our family! I just can't wait till I can actually hold her!
  • I am working on a secret project for Louise and Baby Ellie! I just know they will both love it! :)
  • I am thinking alot about my life and making decisions that will change my life in every way. I covet your prayers on those. I know to most people my decisions don't affect them and really never will but for me these are HUGE deals in my life and I just pray I make the right decisions and am able to glorify God with everyone.
  • It was graduation this past weekend and all of my dad's side of the family was in town! It was so great to spend time with them! I really miss them. Crazy how after you grow up and move away how much you grow to miss the little things like seeing them everyday or GCS ball's funny how much I miss Dasher sometimes.

Well I think that really sums it up. the next 4 months are going to be crazy and I feel like alot is going to be happening! I will keep you updated!