Monday, December 1, 2008

la la la

I enjoyed being home this thanksgiving.

I think the next holiday gathering with the family should not include any "toot to talk" rules.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Can you handle this?

This Christmas I have some of the coolest gifts for people.
I am so excited.

I will be home in a matter of hours and I can hardly wait. It seems the older I get, the more I value and enjoy the time I have with my family.
I am very excited about the new addition to our family. I am looking forward to family vacations with PK now joining in. I love my family. It makes me so upset when people talk about their brother or sister-in-laws that they don't like. I love John, and I love PK.

Merry Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

At any given time I would rather be with Joe than anyone* else.






*this is not a bash against my family, it's just that I am totally in love with this guy. that's all.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's the most wonderful time...

This past weekend Joe and I went Christmas shopping!
We went to tons of different stores and walked more than I usually walk in a week.
He is probably my favorite person to go shopping with. We walked into one particular store looking for a gift for summer. we were originally going to go in a split a gift, but once he walked in he got excited because everything in the store was like summer. He walked around until he found what he wanted most and when I brought up the fact that I thought we were going to split a gift he just smiled and said that he wanted to buy this thing especially for her. it was so cute. we looked around some more and Joe searched and searched for the perfect thing to go along with what he originally found. He is so precious.
He is just like dad when it comes to finding and buying things. He gets an idea of what he wants then he researches, and then searches for the best price. Then he compares it all....and then he looks some more. He reads every little detail and then reads it all again. then he questions it all and compares some more.
I have bought most of the Christmas gifts I need, but I am still lacking a few. I don't know what to give to mom, and I am stumped with the married and soon to be married people. I have joint gifts, but I still feel like my sisters deserve their own gift.
I love Christmas. I am so excited this year about the gifts I have to give away. I haven't even thought that much about what I want. I can't wait to give.
Ho Ho Ho... merry beeshi!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I stink at updating this thing.

This past weekend was really fun. I got to hang out with Joe (and friends) as well as see my wonderful sister Sarah! (who was willing to stay with me in a hotel even though we didn't sleep well there).

I only have 2 weeks before finals begin! I am completely excited about that.
I registered for my LAST semester of school a week ago!!! I can't believe it is almost time to wrap things up.
Next semester I am taking three studio classes:
-Advance Photography - historic processes (that is going to be way awesome)
- Advance Printmaking - Relief (We will be making huge prints...like 30 x 70)
- Digital Media -(things like photoshop)
- Art History - Italian Renaissance (that is the only serious class I have)
Looks like I'm going to have tons of time to work on my racquetball skills. I don't know what I am going to do with all of that time.

As for now though, I have a lot to do. I have an interview with a Hispanic guy tomorrow and then I have to write a 15 page paper and make a 30 minute presentation about it. This is all due next week and I am just starting tomorrow. I have no one (except for the Mexicans that can't speak English well) but myself to blame.

I'm ready for Christmas. I have cool gifts for peoples.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day!
I am going to go wait in line at a new chick-fil-a in hopes of receiving 52 free meals for the year. let's hope the line doesn't fill up too soon.

I voted today. That was magical.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's 32 degrees outside and all I have in my little closet is short sleeve shirts.
This is a problem.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happening...

It's 12:30 A.M. and I was supposed to already be in bed fast asleep...but that is obviously not the case.
Catherine called me a while ago asking me to come give back-up for writing someone up. I walked down the hall to where Catherine needed support. Interestingly enough, it was Sarah and Laura's old room from their second or third semester here. anyway, the girl who lives in there now is a very odd sort of person. She dresses in strange ways all the time, and attracts a lot of stares because of it. I mean, she dresses like a psycho-Doctor you see in horror films.
While I was standing at the door waiting on Catherine to finish I was just standing thing humming a song. I left a few minutes later and realized that the song I was humming was "Breaking off rejection with the spirit of adoption...", and I didn't even realize it at the time. It got me thinking though, maybe that was important that I was singing that song there in that moments.

Hmm....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Does this sound familiar?

I am about to go to my "U.S Latino Cultures and Civilization" class.
What that means is that I am going to go and sit in a cold room, take out my planner and a blank sheet of paper, and then write and make plans for various events.

sounds like fun right?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

homeward bound

Does anyone remember that movie? That was such a depressing movie! it should be banned for children.

on a different note- I myself will be heading home in a few days and I can't wait! I have been gaining excitement the more I think about all of the girls in the same house for a while.

excellent.

p.s- I will have some homework to do.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Renaissance.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

After looking at the family blog I realize more that I miss everyone a lot.

I don't know what it is about this semester, but I just want to be home holding summer in my lap, watching sarah and pk cook, playing games with laura and John talking with mom and dad and feeding grandmother.

That would be amazing right now.

love-

some people just make me feel alive*

He makes me realize and feel like i can do anything
He stands behind all of my crazy ideas 100%.
He offers support when support is needed
Encouragement where encouragement is need.
When I am overly zealous about things to the point I say stupid things, he kindly shows me a better way to speak.
When I am discouraged and upset he is quick to listen and slow to speak.
When I write songs or make any type of art he always enthusiastically wants to hear it and see it.
When I don't write songs or make art he encourages me to use the abilities God has given me.
He keeps me accountable to my walk with the Lord and challenges me everyday to strive to be more like Christ.
He is wonderful.

*Family members- I realize that I have not mentioned any of you in the post, but please know that each of you serve in a special part of making me who I am. This was mostly in response to Sarah's question.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Encouragement

I am thankful for parents who love me and a boyfriend that inspires me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Long Pause, Deep Breath

I have neglected this blog for far to long.
Joe pointed out that according to my blog I am still flying over the gulf. Well, I am not.

I have been back at school for a little over two weeks now and classes just started yesterday. The first week back I felt a flood of emotions. I was glad to be back, but in the same moment couldn't wait to get away again. This is my last year here, and I want to cherish and keep each moment that I have, good and bad.
So, the first week back was mostly RA training and getting to know each other. I think I got to know a few people a little more than I wanted to.
The halls were empty and quiet. A little creepy, but relaxing.
Move in day was insane. On the first night the freshmen clogged 3 of the 5 working toilets. Despite the clogged toilets, I am glad to have girls running around the halls again. Last year I was an RA over about 16 girls, and this year I have 35 with three more rooms that will be filled after they rush. So, I will have a little over 40 after that.

There is something about this place that causes me to stop what I am doing and reflect on life. Maybe that is just me procrastinating, or maybe something else, but I am enjoying it.

My class schedule is pretty good this semester. My earliest classes are at 10:00. and I have them all afternoon.

I am expectant of the Lord to do great things this semester, and I am looking forward to growing in my relationship with Him and learning who He is more.

Friday, August 8, 2008

In a matter a time

I will be flying over the gulf of Mexico in about 24 hours.

I am excited.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Its ok to be a little jealous.






i couldnt figure out how to rotate the picture. but, you get the point.
I have about 1,000 pictures, but since the computer is so slow i can only put up a very few pictures.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lesson not-so-well learned.

So, actually I have had the water cut off on my twice since my last post. you would think i would learn to just get a shower earlier.
The deal is that after sometime (i have yet to figure out when it is) they cut the water off for the day in order to conserve it. hmm.

I know I have said that I would post pictures but i have decided to wait until i get home to do that because i want to be with my family the first time they see the pictures. after that i will post them here.

Only 8 days until i am in America!!!! and then it will be Cereal, Milk, Italian food, Joe, and Family for me! yay!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Lesson Learned

Last night i found out that at a certain point at the end of the day all of the water goes away.
I got in the cold shower as i usually do at the end of the day and about 2 minutes into it i notice the water pressure slows, and then slows more. i quickly rinsed out my shampoo and then the water was gone.
I got out and then realized that i hadnt washed my face, and i still needed to brush my teeth.
All of the water was gone though.
dang.

Lesson Learned- dont be the last to get a shower, and dont take a showe late at night.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A List of Tops-

Since i have been here in Mexico i have made up a list of tops for myself.

Here is to Tops-

experiences
1.Abualita calling the Tortugas.
2. Making friends with the Lopez family, plus Taco and Carrnela (the little dogs)
3. Visit to Uxmal, Mayan site.
4. learning to get a bus to stop
5. Bargaining in the Market(i have been deemed the best person at getting cheap things.)

foods
1. Fresh Fruits everyday!
2. Lime on EVERYTHING i eat
3. white rice
4. Poc Chuc....dun dun duuuunnnnn.
5. Marinda

Buys
1. Kavu Purse..totally the best ever.
2. Chacos.
3. white throw from the market
4. chess set made from fish bones
5. mountain hat. oh yeaaaaah.

gifts
1. Yucatan purse
2.CAMERA!!! -that is top to everything it think.
3. MP3 player. (that has saved me from listening to some terrible conversations.
4. a new roll of toilet paper.
5. a lot of medicine from Dr. Vacarella.

Miss-
1. Joe
2. Mom, dad, sarah, patrick, laura, john, summer
3. Corey Fox.
4. AMERICAN FOOOOOOOOOODDDDD
5. American TV.


I love you all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Well I am in the state of Chiapas now,
I am a totally of 16 hours from Merida right now. sitting in the car with 12 people for 16 hours has been an interesting experience.
I am extremely homesick.
and a little physically not feeling well. The roads here are really terrible and in order to get here we had about 10 hours on really REALLY bumby roads and then 6 hours of driving WAY to fast on EXTREMELY curvy roads. it made me VERY sick...and I;m like putting things in BOLD.
I have to go now explore the town we are in. I miss you all dearly.

Hasta Luego.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

hola de mexico!

hi everyone!!
I am in merida mexico safe and sound. so much has happened since ive been here that i dont even know where to start! my first day here was a little rough because i was so extremely tired. my host mom is extremely sweet. she is in her early 30s and has two kids Roberto and Regina. Roberto is 10 and Regina is 7, Regina is so precious. i want to bring her home. she is a little artist, she is always drawing on something or making something with her hands. Beatriz (mi madre mexicana) speaks english and helps with words when i dont know them. my first night here was rough, there are lizzards here that make a loud noise that sounds like someone tapping on glass and i heard one and thought i was someone breaking in, and then later that night around 2 i heard banging around and someone moving. thought someone was breaking in again so i turned on my light and the noise stopped. i got very scared. i turned out my light and then noise started again....and then i turned my light on again and it stopped. i was so freaked out that i decided to see if anyone was there (not smart i know) and i look out and i saw a guy standing there. i was so scarred that i ran upstairs to Beatrizs room and i couldnt even get words out. she told me she forgot to tell me that a guy named David lives in the back behind my room. I was so freaked out and had a hard time falling back asleep that night. Turns out that there is Another student from Gainsville Florida that is here for the summer. he is nice but I dont talk to him much. he usually comes to the hosue at like 3 or 4 in the morning.
Everymorning I eat fruit (Papya, mango, cantelope, bananas..things like that) toast (which is sold in a loaf as already toasted bread), and yoghurt. I love the food here. they have the BEST guacamole. Yesterday we went to Uxmal (pronounced ush mall) and it was so incredible! i have pictures from that. .. maybe later though.
for now i have 2 essays to read, 2 papers to write, 2 pages to write in my journal in spanish and that has to all be done in the morning. i need sleep for now.
i love everyone and miss everyone!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

in a matter of hours

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I leave for Mexico in a little over 24 hours. I just had my first class with Dr. Vaccarella and it went pretty well. I have to admit that after only 2 hours of sleep I was nodding off pretty bad. I would have gotten more sleep but you see- mom, joe, and I stayed up talking and such. Joe decided to go to bed before mom and I did and he was in the bathroom getting ready and mom decided to go hide under his bed. Joe came out of the bathroom and asked me if I was going to leave the upstairs, but I told him I had some stuff I had to do, really I was just waiting to see what happened. Joe went in his room and shut the door and I heard mom scream and walked in there. Mom was dying laughing and joe was standing in the dark in his boxers a little shocked and confused as to what was going on.
I basically laughed for hours and hours. good times. maybe Joe will learn to check under his bed next time.

i will miss him,
and mom and dad.

Monday, June 30, 2008

bzzzzz

First of all- I love my new Camera!




I leave for Mexico in 8 days and I am not prepared at all.

I'm not even sure what being prepared looks like, but I'm not it.

I have started writing my response papers to the 60 pages of reading I had. I've had over 2 months to work on it and I'm just now doing it. Maybe I work better under pressure.

I know I have to finish them at least by Thursday afternoon because William Joseph will be here Thursday night!!

This coming weekend should be wonderful. Joe's family is coming down the 4th, and Joe will be here an extra day. I'm excited.


Friday, June 27, 2008

I really miss Summer.

Attention:

This time next week I will be sitting in class listening to Dr. Vaccarella give lectures in Español.
Tha'ts exciting.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I feel the need...

To update about something, but sadly there is not a whole bunch of news to share.
I have two weeks left of work, and with that about two and a half weeks left until I leave for México. I am very excited and I want so badly to pull a Summer Wells and start packing now.

I still have 8 or so pages to write on my reaction to some essays for my Spanish class, and I also still have 5 more essays to read. I've had the past month and a half to work on it, but could never bring myself to do the work. I guess I'll have to now. I just don't have any feelings about the things I am readying. I need John Moss.

I have also be very productive as of late (Yes, Mr. Jones, I've been VERY productive).
Since Grandmother Pippins house was flooded I have been doing work for mom over there packing boxes, moving boxes, ripping out carpet...things like that. Since mom is unable to do the work because of knee and back pains, I have been helping. I've also been cooking a lot for the Grandmother and have found that it is the perfect opportunity to try new recipes and new flavors. I'm sure she won't mind.
A few days ago I spent the afternoon building a swing, sewing a pillow case, cooking all meals for g'ma, moving furniture for mom, painting floors, cleaning bathrooms and so on. actually that has been my week summed up. (I know Mr. A, I'm a saint).
but now I am exhausted.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I only have two weeks of work left (not including this one) before I am finished for the summer. I actually have about 4 weeks before I leave for mexico, but I figured I could use a week off to go and visit people that I haven't had time to do since I was working, and maybe pack some things. Now, if I were Summer I would probably start packing now for the trip in 4 weeks. But alas, I am not and in all reality I most likely won't start pack until a day or two before I leave. I'm just a last minute person on those things.
I am beginning to get more and more excited about my trip, and at the same time realizing more and more how much I need to keep my spanish up. These days I just freeze up when the opportunity comes for me to use what I have been working so hard on for the past year. I won't have time for that in Merida. Yesterday at work a woman came in who couldn't speak english. luckily she was with her daughter who could. she asked at one point how much her total came to and her daughter didn't hear her so I wanted to tell her. once again I froze up and her daughter ended up answering. (doscientos cuarenta y uno y setenta y uno céntimo...or something very close to that). When I got home I pulled out my Spanish text book from the past year and started reviewing some vocabulary. It's amazing how quickly I forgot so many things, and then how quickly things came back after I looked over them.
I have already started dreaming about the day I come back, even though that is 2 months away. I know I will have so many great stories, and so many other things to give and tell people. I just can't wait.
But, until then, I am stuck in a store with a cd that plays on repeat all day and that smells like a medicine that should make you throw up. Since being back at The Limited I have picked up on some lingo that I had forgotten. some of which are things like:
"I'm running to the back"- meaning, "I'm going to go text someone really quick, I'll be back in a second."
"I'm going to the bathroom"- meaning "I'm really going to the bathroom, but I'm taking my phone to text or make a phone call, it may be a while"
"Can I take the trash out for you?"- meaning " I can't stand being in this store any longer and I have to get out now or I'm going to go insane"
"I'll check the dressing rooms" -meaning "I'm going to go look for clothes that need to go back while checking myself out in the mirror"
"I need to copy my schedule"- meaning " I am tired of working the floor and I'm going to take a break and take my time writing down my schedule".
That is just to name a few. and on that note I'm finished.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I'm leaving the 9th of Mexico.
and I don't think you understand.

Monday, May 26, 2008

update-

1. 42 days (7 weeks or 6 weekends) until I leave for Mérida México.
2. I bought my first pair of Chacos and am now the proud owner of 4 leather bound journals.
3. I hate working at the Limited. period.
4. I have another shoot lined up (for free as a gift), it will be good for practice.
5. All of my family will be in the same place at once this weekend and I am so extremely excited.
6. the chili mom made is burning my mouth right now, but it is so tasty.
7. I haven't talked to Al Jones in a long time. that needs to change.
8. I also bought my last book for summer classes.
9. I haven't written one page for my class. yikes.
10. or something (joe)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

vent.

I think I'm going to start hiding my pictures that I take of people so no one can steal what I do. I pay a lot of money in school to learn how to think creatively and I'm not interested in someone taking EVERY SINGLE thing I do and doing it themselves. that is cheap, and it makes me mad.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I'm back home!!!

I am so relieved that the spring 2008 semester is over. I am excited to report that I made all A's once again, and I only have two semesters left. technically I could only have one. but instead of killing myself with so many hours. I am going to take it slow and spread the class load out over two semesters. Now that I am back home I am working at "The Limited" again. Really this is not something I want to be doing. As I walked into the mall on my first day back all I could think was "Am I really doing this again?". I walked into work with a smile on my face despite the fact it was the last place I wanted to be. I'm only working about 25 hours a week or so, so it's really not that bad. it's just not fun to stand up all day.
Anyway, enough about that. I am enjoying my break from school for now, and I'm hoping I have more time off in the near future to hang out with my family, boyfriend, and some of the girls here.
with my schedule the way that it is, I have decided that I need to really make a point to do certain things before the summer is out. Things I need to do before July 7th, (these are in no particular order):
1. go to the beach at least 4 times.
2. TP the fleming's house.
3. Hang out with Joe
4. Hang out with Brandi, Brittany, Jillian, Kathy, Andi, Ms. Hunter
5. draw something
6. wash my car
7. wash my dog
8. buy clothes for México
9. be able to run 4 miles without stopping.
10. see Catherine
11. practice piano
12. record some songs
13. clean my room
14. blow bubbles in chocolate milk.
15. eat hot dogs with dad.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

company

After much thought I have decided that I would like a turtle to accompany me back to school next semester. Catherine and I have talked a lot about getting a fish and sharing it. As we have had those conversations in the past I had terrible flashbacks to when summer and I would catch little tadpole things down at the pond and be so excited, only to find them all dead the next morning. As I grew older and much wiser I upgraded to buying goldfish. And again I would find myself sorely disappointed when I would walk in the bathroom in the morning and find my sweet little friend floating belly side up. I remember the stench they would put out when I failed to clean the tank for a while. So, that is why I have abandoned the fish idea. I am getting a turtle.
As of right now, I am neglecting to study art history or health and wellness in order to search for where to get a turtle and how to take care of it.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rest is soon to come.

I lay on my bed staring out the window. I'm supposed to be studying Spanish or Art history but my mind is wandering around somewhere in the near future. I turn two pages over and look out the window again. This isn't working, so I grab my Art History notes. I look at two trying my best to remember the facts I have written the day before. I stare out the window again and muse.
I love how finals cause me to stop a moment in the midst of chaos to think about deep theological issues, or just what I am doing with my life. In an attempt to escape my studies, the only place my mind finds refuge is a place swamped with thoughts all trying to get out at once. Maybe this isn't a place of refuge, but at least I am not buried in the "Aesthetic Attitude in Romanesque Art".
I read in a book a few days ago about enduring through times of dryness with the Lord. A place I feel I am in the middle of. The writer states "Seasons not only break the monotony of sameness, they are necessary to productivity. Nothing can live in unbroken sunshine...Night is as important as day; the sun must be followed by clouds and rain. Nonstop sunshine only creates a desert". How right he is. I must be in a season of some clouds. I'm not saying that days are bad and I am struggling horrible, but more that I am being challenged to pursue God more than I ever have before, and challenged in every aspect of my life (at least it feels that way). In times of feeling deserted I know is when I should press in even more so to the Love and Faithfulness of Jesus. In every second I spend with the Lord I am being moved more so into a state of desperation for Him. The days that go absent of our time together is felt in the very core of my being. I settle into a place of quietness to seek Him and hear or feel nothing. I am learning to press in and endure. The shadows prove the sunshine.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's raining, it's pouring...

And I want to go play in it!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Joy is happening

"Lead me to the cross where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees Lord I lay me down
Rid me of my self I belong to You
O Lead me, Lead me to Your cross"

"Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name." Psalm 86:11

"My heart and flesh cry out, for You the LIVING God
Your spirit it water to my soul. I've tasted and I've seen
Come once again to me, I will drawn near to You, I will drawn near to You"

Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Series of Fortunate Events.

Ladies and Gentlemen-

I was reminded today as I poked my cold broccoli around on my plate that good days and bad days are all in the head really. Well, all in the way you look at things.
let me give a background to what I am talking about-
I went to my 3-D Design class this afternoon and listened impatiently while people droned on about their projects. I finally presented mine and for the first time wasn't shot down about my idea. That is happy news. And I got an A on my project...which reminds me, I need to put pictures up of that soon. Anyway, I was preoccupied for the majority of that class with all the things I had to do or didn't do already that was supposed to be done. And also my advisor was dragging his feet about registering me for classes and made me miss my opportunity to take a specific one (Film Art and Theory), so needless to say I was little ticked, and left class early. that brings us back to the cold broccoli. I realized that it wasn't really that big a deal, and that it was all in my attitude as to if my day was 'bad' or 'good'. I decided that if I didn't get into that class that it would be ok, and I would just take my easy semester and be happy. As for all of the things that have to be done, I made phone calls, and made lists and found that there wasn't that much to do as long as I didn't mess around. I found that after that my thoughts changed dramatically and I wasn't feeling as bad any more (plus I had time with the Lord, and that always helps). I e-mailed my advisor and asked if we could meet about my plans for graduating. I don't want to come to the end and have one class that was overlooked and have to stay longer. So, a few hours later he e-mailed me back and said that he got me into the class that was closed before, and that we could meet soon. I am glad I didn't waste time being really upset about that whole class thing :0) yeah. plus I have come up with an awesome idea for my next 3-D project.

so next semester looks like-

History of Art
History of Ancient Art
Film Art and Theory
Studio Photography
Spanish Conversation
Racquetball...oh yeah.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My stomach growls because I haven't eaten breakfast.
The lady next to me smells like the thrift store and sweet candy.
I tap my fingers waiting for time to pass so I can go to the class I hate.
Confusion on different matters is seeping deep within, but the next few weeks hold hope.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

bleh.

I need a break, like right now.

Monday, March 31, 2008

I hate trying to find money.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

I'm so cold right now

So Sarah is here now!! I went to pick her up this morning and ended up having to drive around the terminal pick-up area about 7 times. It's strange, even though there were no cars around, a police was directing traffic outside and wouldn't let me or any of the other 4 cars park and wait for people. ridiculous....parking Nazi.
Anyway, it wouldn't have really bothered my except for my lack of sleep and the creepy cab driver staring at everyone who drove by. as for the lack of sleep, I was planning on going to bed early (and by early I mean about 10:30 or 11) but I ended up tossing and turning from about 11 till 1 a.m. I usually can't sleep if I have something important on my mind. and it just so happened that I had something so very important on my mind last night and I just couldn't escape it.
I took a nap this afternoon and had strange dreams, so I guess that can make up for the lack of sleep I had last night.
I don't know. I'm still sleepy... and cold.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I received a letter in the mail today from the University of Montevallo that read:

Dear Ms. Wells:

It is our pleasure to inform you that you will be recognized for your academic achievements at the College of Fine Arts Honors Day ceremony on Wednesday, April 16, at 3:30 PM in LeBaron Recital Hall...We are pleased that you will be part of this celebration. You will be recognized for the following achievements:

Highest Honors
The Community College President's Scholarship


that made me excited.

Monday, March 24, 2008

3 cheers for spring break!!

I went to Kentucky and got to see my wonderful sister and brother-in-law and had the most amazing time!!!

I couldn't have had a better time anywhere else.

and I purchased my first lotto ticket ever...thanks to Joe and Ryan.

thoughts from spring break:
1. John is a self proclaimed expert histler.
2. I am unstoppable in cranium.
3. Joe doesn't like clen pickers.
4. Grandmother will stop at nothing to get her dessert
5. I absolutely love my family and friends.

Friday, March 14, 2008

counting down

I have extactly 7 and a half hours until I can leave campus today!!!

but, until then I plan on-

1- going to a glass blowing session. ( I actually get to create my own glass piece and everything!)
2- going to printmaking for at least a little while and printing up my newest design (pictures to follow later)
3-eat lunch with Catherine
4- clean my room (maybe)
5- pack up and head home!!!!

and durning spring break I get to:

1- hang out with miss summer time.
2- study spanish like it's going out of style
3- think of new marketing ideas for "tham"
4- get to see my wonderful sister laura
5- eat dinner with Mr. Jones (I think)
6- be as lazy as possible
7- hang out with Joe and Ryan in a car for long periods of time :0)
8- see some dothan people I haven't seen in forever
9- uh...
10- write music.

this is going to be a wonderful break.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

warm water / warm thoughts

I wish I could convey all that I am thinking right now. But I honestly can't.

I have been reflecting on change a lot lately, and how I was once so against it. although it is not my favorite thing in the world i am beginning to enjoy it very much. without it, I would be with out them: art walks, cream soda and plasic bubbles. need I say more?