Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Today is the day that we celebrate the birth of my savior Jesus Christ. I am so thanful that he came and the many blessing that he has given to me throughout my life. This year for Christmas, our tradition have been anyone my age can understand. For 26 years, we have spent Christmas Eve with my Nanny(my Dad's Grandma). She went to home to be with Jesus on Monday. Although yesterday was different and we did not celebrate with her and her family all day things happened that made me smile. Also, I realized that Jesus knows exactly what he is doing up there and gives and takes away at the right time in our life.
Yes seasons are changing and things are different...and it moments when most of the world would be sad I have a millon reasons to smile. So today, I say Happy Birthday Jesus. I hope you are honored in somemany ways today by millons of people.
Merry Christmas friends and family, Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Is it really December? Thankful!

Day 24: I am thankful for Nicaragua! It is a country that as a piece of my heart! I love the people there and the culture and there love and faith in God! It is amazing! I am so thankful that Jesus sent me there!
Day 25: I am thankful for games! I love to play games like Rook, Uno, Phase 10, Apples to Apples, Scatogries, the list could go on and on!
Day 26: I am thankful for birthdays! I love that every0ne has one day a year that is their special day! It makes me so happy!
Day 27: Christmas Decorations! I LOVE them end of story! (pictures to come of my decor and three may four trees!)
Day 28:Blogging-This is a way for me to write down my thoughts and get out what I have in my head. It is an escape from the thoughts in my head!
Day 29:The sprit of Christmas and Celebration of Jesus's Birthday!(his special day) Don't forget to put Christ into your Christmas!!! I love the postive and loving attitudes of people this time of year! Wouldn't it be great if it last year around?!?! Oh I wish!
Day 30: Hot water-There is nothing that I love more on a stressful day then a hot bath! In America, we take this so forgranted! Just go to a country with NO hot water and you will know what I am talking about! ;)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 23-I am thankful that my mom and grandmothers took some time to show me how to cook! I love to make main meals and side dishes! I am trying to get better at baking but it just has not happened yet....Today, I will be trying to make pies! Yummy! Hopefully I will post some pictures tomorrow!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WOW...I am so far behind!! Better Catch up on what I am thankful for!
Day 22-For the Class that I graduated with..Class of 2004! I am serious when I say I never felt like we treat others differently and we got along SO well! Last week our classmate lost a brother. We decided to do somehthing for our friend and open a memorial account to help the family! I am so proud of our class and their willingness to help our classmates in a time of need! I love our class!!!
Day 21-Hot water-We are so blessed to be able to come in and warm up in a hot bath!
Day 20-A Dishwasher-I am so thankful that I can stick dirty dishes in the dishwasher!
Day 19-I am thankful for my friend Kristy who edits all my college work for me! Without her, I would make terriable grades!
Day 18-For the opprotunity to go back to college. Although it is tougher than I EVER imagined and I complain about it way to much...I know in the long run it is the right thing to do!!
Day 17-Holiday Decorations-I know it petty and we don't need them, but they make me smile year around! Who's ready to decorate for Christmas?
Day 16-For those people in my life who are not family but should be! I can think of so many who have made me who I am today! Teri and Phil, Jim and Sharon, Laura, Coach Brush, Stephanie and Carl, Nancy, Jan and Lew....the list could go on!
Day 15-For Rain! I love the sound of rain and being out in the rain when possible! The sound is so peaceful for me and makes my heart happy! I just LOVE rain!
Day 14-The Bible-The guide for my life and reference book! Thank Jesus for giving this to us, without it I would be lost in this world.
Day 13-Prayer-Just being able to talk to God anytime I would like too! Isn't awesome that someone is Always listening!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful-Yes I am behind!

Day 7-I am thankful for my phone. It allows me to stay in contact with all of friends and be encouraged daily by someone! I love uplifting phone calls and texts without a phone I would not smile as much during the day! :)
Day 8-I am thankful for my home. I have a place every night to come and rest. I have a warm bed to lay my hear and more things that I really need. I love my home because I can use it have friends over and fellowship with them and get to know them better.
Day 9-I am thankful for the opportunity to continue my education. It is going to be a lot of working going back to school and working full time, but I am thankful I have the time to get more of an education. I hope that this will someone help me to become a better teacher.
Day 10-I am thankful for my job! I love to teach kids and get to know them! I mean really know them what they like and do not like. My favorite thing is teaching them to enjoy learning and reading. It isn't always easy but I would not want to do anything else with my life! Teaching is for me!
Day 11-Today I am thankful for our Veterans. I am so glad to live in a free country and for the many men and women who have served our country for that freedom! I love America and I am very thankful to live here!!
Day 12-I am thankful for football and basketball. I love sports!! I love the Saturdays in the fall that I am blessed to go to watch the Razorbacks. I have been going for almost 10 years now and love it! When there is an away game there is nothing more that I want to do then sit at home all day and watch football. Also, it is getting close to my next favorite!! I love some basketball and know more about it than any other sport!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Day 4...I am thankful for football! I love to watch football, talk about football, and enjoy time with friends during football season. I like the tailgating and celebrating! I want to give a special shout out to my Dad who introduced me to the game of football and took the time to teach me the game!
Day 5...I am thankful for a car. Driving for me is almost therapeutic and helps me to clear my mind. Also, I am so glad that I can get place to place and go long distances.
Day 6..I am thankful for Freedom. Freedom to worship my Savior, speak my mind, get an education, and everything else that I am able to do! Thanks to everyone that has fought for my freedom!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful...Day 3

I am so thankful for my friends! From my true besties to my aquiantances! I love them all! Thanks for being my friend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful....Day 2

I am so thankful for family. I love my family so much, no matter what. I am thankful for my parents making faimly so important! Thank you to my family for showing me how to love unconditionally. I love you all...always and forever!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

So much to be thankful for....

For November, I want to do thirty days of things I am thankful for! I am going to try to add to this each day!
Day 1: I am thankful for my savior, Jesus. Even though I mess up daily and sin he is still sovereign and loves me anyway!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ohh the Places I will go...

I love love love to travel!! Growing up I we did not really go on many vacations..maybe to Branson some but that was about it! When I was in High School, I went on my first misson trip to Chicago...I LOVED IT! The trip was amazing..this was a time when I decided from working inner city schols that I wanted to become a teacher! Anyway! Since then been on misson trips to Houston, Gulf Shores, and Nicaragua. I went on a cruise with some amazing people for my senior trip. There we went to Belize, Roatan, Cozumel, & Cancun. This is when I really knew I loved traveling! I even got sea sick and still enjoyed the trip more than I could even put into words. When I went off to college I made sure every year to save up enough money to go on a spring break trip every year. I went on a road trip to Niagare Falls! To date, this is favorite place on earth! I LOVE waterfalls!! On this trip, we stopped by New York City and went through the Smokey Mountains! My goal currently is to see every waterfall in Arkansas! My last trip was to Nicaraga in Summer 2010. I have been on a mission trip twice to this country and fell in love, but I will right more about that later!
It has been over a year since I have been on a trip and I have TRAVEL FEVER like you would not believe! There are a few things I am wanting to do but just can not decide what yet! I would love to go to Vegas and I would love to go on another cruise...oh the decisions! Where would you go? Do you love to travel?

Monday, October 24, 2011

What a Great Weekend!

This weekend was a really good one! I spent time with family and friends all weekend long!
Friday night, I went to the Greenwood football game where I met up with my friend Amber.
Amber and I became friends in 7Th grade. We became known as Amber squared and big Amber and little Amber. Amber is married and has two precious babies. I love that when we see each other it is like we were just together the day before! Isn't it great to have friends like that!
Then, Saturday morning I woke up early and went and watch my friend Kristy run! She did amazing! I have worked with Kristy the past three years and we have an amazing friendship that grows stronger each day. She is the the kind of friend that is there for you no matter what! She would do anything to help me and encourages me daily! After this I came home and watched the Hogs play! Woo Pig Sooie!! They won....although it was ugly that pulled of the win! The good thing about football is a "W" is a "W." After that, I went and watched some Kristy's daughter cheer! She was adorable and they did so good! I had no plans that night sooo.....I randomly decided to drive to Rogers and spend time with Mayci and Caleb! We did a little shopping and watched Elf! I love that movie! Mayci loves Christmas and of course so do I! I love spending time with Mayci and Caleb, too! I know I have talked about them before..Mayci and I were college roommates! She is the person who knows the most about me and loves me anyway! LOL! She is a great friend! I came home Sunday and ate dinner and play Super Nintendo with Alexis and Taylor! I love those two! We have so much fun doing nothing! I need to add a side note...Alexis made Cajun Chicken Pasta(like they have at Chili's) it was Amazing! She might just become a cook afterall! Hope you all had a great weekend! I look forward to many more weekends to come like this!!

Monday, October 3, 2011


This topic has been on my heart a lot lately and I feel so confused! Let me start from the beginning...When I moved back to Greenwood it just felt right to go back to the church I grew up in! I had sweet friend still going there and had served there on and off throughout college. After being there about 6 months my friend Rachel and I were approached about starting a class for young women in their 20s. We lead the class but had tremendous difficulties trying to get people to come! We had a couple girls come and I have grown to love them and really get to know them. Long story short Rachel and one of the other girls got married. This left us with two or three in our class and our awesome leader Dana. Well to get to the point basically the class fizzled out. Throughout this time I have just had this feeling that I need to find somewhere else to go or somewhere to get feed(God's word of course.). I have always wanted to go to church and really miss it when I am not there but lately I just don't feel that way. Our class joined another class and I am liking the women in there but I still just don't feel right. They are older than I and all have children that are mostly older, too. I NEED prayers! I NEED Guidance! I NEED to know how to meet other single young people my age! I NEED to know where God wants me and how to serve and meet the needs of others!! I love Jesus and Love serving and want to do what God wants me too do regardless of my comfort level!! Please pray for me!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Busy, busy

Life has been busy lately! I am loving is so busy and doesn't seem to be slowing down. I am so enjoying the change of pace and lovin 5th grade! I love working with Kristy everyday and all the other girls in our hall! On the weekends, I have been watching lots of football!! I love the Razorbacks! I am sure most of you know that! So....I've been to all the home games and watched the others! I will post some pics of the games!! That's about all that is going on here! Nothing new!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Razorback Football!!

Two weekends ago, Heather, Mamaw, Papaw and I went to the football game! We had a blast! I love my family and spending time with them!




Saturday, July 30, 2011

Guess What??

About a week ago I went to Litercy Lab Training in Searcy! I went with some people from my school and we had a blast!! The training was great and I fill like I learned so much! I am so ready for this school year!! Ahhh it is going to be so much fun!
This week Kristy and I worked on the classroom! We worked hard and ended up rearranging the entire room! I am so thankful for that her husband and girls helped so much! The room could not look better! I love it! I will try to get some pics up soon! Also, we decorated our hallway and it looks great!! Hopefully sometime next week I will show you pics!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lake Weekend

I love summer and water more than I can express in words!! I think I am as dark as I ever have been, because if the opportunity comes I want to be outside in the water! Most of the summer I have been at my parents pool, but this weekend was special one and I went out to Beaver Lake! My friends(Mayci, Caleb, Randy, and Liz) and I all left on Friday and went to Caleb's parent's lake house on Beaver lake. Needless to say we had a blast! To give you a little background on who I went with......
Liz was my basketball buddy in high school! Every time we made a long trip we would sit by each other on the bus and became pretty good friends this way! So, when we both decided to go off to college at UCA Liz became my Freshman roommate! We had our ups and downs and living together was not for us but our friendship has remained all these years! Through her and living in the dorm she met Randy! He is an amazing guy and I am so glad that Liz has found him! We have became close as well!
Then, there is Mayci! She is one of my BFFs, too! She lived in State Hall with me when we are Freshman! We actually met though having classes together in the dorm! FYI: This is great way to meet people if you are going off to college! At UCA it is called Residential College and you have classes right in your dorm. Anyways, back to Mayci, when we lived in State our freshman year Mayci practically lived in our room and we hung out 24/7! We even worked at the same daycare for 6 months! Pretty much from the first time we met we were inseparable! We lived together the rest of our college career and have gotten closer each year we have known each other! Mayci met Caleb while working at Chick-fila. I am so thankful to have them in my life! I know that they both would be there for me no matter what!
Now where was I, ohhh yes back to the Lake! So, we basically laid out by the lake the whole time the sun was at on Friday and Saturday! We had so fun and silly times talking about mermaids and what not! We ate great food(brautes, bar-b-que chicken, breakfast casserole, and egg sandwiches)!! It was a fun relaxing weeknd with some great friends! We even talked about going on a future trip overseas that I really hope will work out! It is great to enjoy water, bevearages, and good food any weekend! This will be a weekend I won't forget for awhile! :)
Liz and Mace

Caleb and Mayci
Randy and Elizabeth
Mayci and I
The Girls!

Good News...Good News!

I am sure if anyone reads this they already know that next year, I will be teaching 5th grade!! I have to be honest this is a change that I am excited about and oh so nervous, too!! If you would have asked me three years ago if I would every teaching older kids I would have said "NO WAY!" But, as you all know things change and God opens doors for you just at the right time! The one thing that calms my nerves about my BIG change is that I get to take my awesome friend Kristy Driscoll with me! I would honestly be lost without her(in so many ways!)!! She keeps me organized and positive!! Not to mention that she is an awesome friend and one of my BFFs! We will be teaching in an integrated classroom for social studies and literacy. What does that mean? Well, we have have some students that may need a little extra help and have an IEP, but we will also have regular students as well! I can't wait to see what this new year brings!

Kristy and I
One of the only pics of us together! That will change this year!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


When I was in High School I began to help with Partners Club...This is a club that helps students with Special Needs. I loved it! From there, I went on to work with one of peers that needed some extra help her name is Whitney. We have continued our friendship and she now goes to church with me almost every Sunday and we both love this! She is such a blessing to me!
When in College, I worked for Old Navy for two years! While it was fun I always wanted to be a Wavier worker like I did with Whitney. After praying and talking with a friend about this I heard about a place called Easter Seals! Through them, I was able to meet my sweet Nakia! Many of you have probably heard me talk about her at one time or another! We go an and annual trip each summer and sometimes at Christmas to Branson Missouri! I am convinced this is Nakia's favorite place on earth and I don't mind it much either! The first full week of my summer we headed off to Branson! We went to Silver Dollar City a few days..I enjoyed some rides and we watched all the shows! My favorites were the Wallenda Circus(a must see!) and the GAC Country Music show! I love, love, love country music!!! We chilled by the pool and did some shopping, too! Also, we ate twice at our favorite restaurant the Hard Luck Diner! It was a great week!

Nakia and I

Wallanda Circus

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hello Blog World!

Hi Blogging Friends! I have been thinking about blogging for a long time. Many times, I talk myself out of it! I mean who in the world would find my life  interesting?!?! What would I write about? When will I have time to blog? Well the time is now! I am really excited to join the world of Blogs! I have been reading others blogs for years and now I will have my own! I hope to find many exciting, fun, and interesting things to write about! We will see how this goes!