Thursday, July 21, 2011

And some days...

Some days, I just want to run away. Escape and explore the world and not care what i'm thinking about or doing. Just get away from all of it. Take a break from real life. Pause it. Actually fast forward through the hard times. But, then, I guess, what would I learn. I'd never grow. I'd never feel truly accomplished. Conquering hardness is why life isn't boring.

Other days, I just want to live in a moment for all eternity. Maybe when I'm hanging out with a friend and realize that we really have an awesome connection. Or when you sing that song you've been practicing and you hit it perfectly. Or maybe when everything's just going your way. That day that you are sitting out in God's wonder and there's a gentle breeze on your cheek. The sun is shining. The sky has Toy Story clouds and wispy clouds. Or watching a thunderstorm roll in with all it's lightning.

And yet other days... Other days have moments in them. Every day has it's struggle and joy. It depends on how you view life on which you will focus on. Every day is special. Live each day like... it's the best day ever! (You thought i was going to say your last. Tricked you).

Go have a fantastic day(s). Focus on the joy. On the people. On those special moments.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


My family are those kind of people that say something is a tradition once we like something. Well, needless to say, blueberry fest is one of those traditions. Every year we can, we are in Nacogdoches to try out their blueberry goodness. My family even made dorky... i mean awesome t-shirts that were blue and superhero-ish. On the back each of us had a name that had to do with blue or berries or both. My name was "The Incredible Blueberry" (yes i stole that from incredible hulk). We also had names like "Blue Lantern," "Captain Blueberry," "Wonder Blueberry," and "Aqua-Berry." Then the shirts said, "SAVING THE WORLD WITH BLUEBERRY GOODNESS." Oh and our van also said this in blue, and it was called the blueberry-mobile. Get it, Bat-mobile, blueberry-mobile...
Anyways, this year my family put aside special time to go! So what's so grand about blueberry fest? Well, it has blueberries and is a festival. What's not to like? But really, there are little stands everywhere that you can buy things from; there are blueberry pancakes; there are blueberry treats; there is free water; and there is Cowboy Max! My family got to see Cowboy Max's show this year and my dad actually participated. Cowboy Max whipped something out of my dad's had whilst my dad was blindfolded and Cowboy Max was "blindfolded." In other words, Cowboy Max said he'd be blindfolded, but he wasn't.
But back to the blueberries. Sadly, my family missed out on blueberries. We waited too long to buy them and then tried to pick them and the farm closed on us. I was so sad. I love blueberries. So next time we go (hopefully next year), we will go right after our blueberry pancakes.

So, I probably could have merely typed I LOVE BLUEBERRY FEST, and y'all would have gotten the gist, but this was more fun! I hope you enjoyed. Now here are some pictures:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Things of past, things of the present, the future

The past:
As this day has progressed, i've realized how much OC has changed my life. I miss all my friends from there. I miss the days on campus where i can walk anywhere and everywhere. I miss walking out my door and not having to make any plans, but being able to go do something with ANYONE! I miss the winds (i know, it's crazy talk). I miss the clocktower. I miss the people.

The present:
The things i love about right now! I love that Kaila and I are hanging out. I love getting together with friends here. I love the laziness. I love the car i'm getting to drive and the freedom it gives me. i love the free food provided by my parents. I love the relaxing. I love these friends too.

The future:
I look forward to spending more time with friends here. I look forward to spending time with OC friends when we go back. I look forward to a new post about something fun! I look forward to all the activities next year. I look forward to being Sophmore female rep. I look forward to the admissions job i have. I look forward to possibly helping recruit for the engineering department. I look forward to Engineering Summer Academy. I'm looking forward to Earn Your Wings where i will help freshman earn their wings and become part of the OC family. Oh, did i already say i'm looking forward to all the people i will meet, hanging with all my home friends, and hanging with my "new" school friends? If not, that is what is most heavily on my mind. Friends. I need to see them. I need to hear from them. Make sure they are ok. See what is going on in their lives.

Well, that's all for now. Sleep well friends.
till later.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


"Hey!!! Grandma is out of surgery and did great!!!! They put in three pins and expect her to be up tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers." --My Cousin who is keeping us informed!
Please pray she keeps healing!


Monday, January 24, 2011


ALSO! My Greatgrandma hasn't gone into surgery, they are still too afraid that her blood is too thin. However, she is on pain meds. Thank you for the prayers and please continue.


EEEP!!! Ok, so tonight i looked into my sea monkey habitat(?) and was so disappointed. However, i used the magnifying glass and saw little squiglys. Since i have hw i need to be doing, i'll just upload a couple pictures and tell y'all more tomorrow.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Grandma Great 911 prayers

Hey everyone,
i know i've been posting silly stuff recently, but if y'all could pray for my great grandma, that would be awesome!
She fell and broke her hip and she's at a very delicate age right now. And she's on some meds that thin her blood so they are afraid of other meds they can give her (including pain meds even though she's in a lot of pain), and afraid of the surgery. It will be preformed sometime tomorrow, so please pray that the doctors can help her and that she has a speedy recovery. I'm quite concerned for her and about her! Also pray for my great grandpa and all the rest of my family.
Thanks. Love you guys!!!

and so it began...

Day two of this wonderful new adventure! I let the water purify for 24 hours, and just now I added the sea monkey instant eggs and am letting them sit under a powerful light (aka, my desk light) for several days while I wait for them to grow. It is tiresome work, but totally worth it. I will love these little guys like no other 18 year old would (or should be)! What’s even better is now I’m buying my older sister sea monkeys and giving them to her over sister’s week, and I may even get some for my younger(ish) sister too!

I am truly excited! Here’s picture numero duo :D

Sea Monkeys ("It's the start of something new")

Ever since the beginning of school when I learned we could own fish, I’ve wanted sea monkeys! However, I had been unsuccessful at finding this rarity. UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT! Well, seeing as I was RUSHING to curfew, I didn't buy my new pet(s), but patiently waited till I woke up on Saturday (at 1, then I took a shower, then I went and ate) to start BEGGING my friends (Alex, Jordan, and Lawson) to take me to Wal-Mart again. I eagerly asked what color container I should choose, green, blue, green, blue... at which point someone stated, "Green is my favorite color." It was decided. Green.

Well, I took my precious new friends to my room and then went and watched several movies.

Now, here I am, purifying my bottled water for my new friends. (Since sea monkeys are multiple beings, I don't know how I’m going to name them. Especially since they all look the same...). Here is a picture of the first stage: WATER PURIFICATION! Tomorrow, around this time, I will add the little tiny eggs. Then in a couple days, I will begin to see them. Oh, the joy. I'm so excited! I haven't seen sea monkeys since I was a kid.

You want to know the best part? They are supposed to live for at least two years!!! I'm so elated by this.

Well, I’ll keep y'all posted on this exciting adventure. Here is the first picture!

P.S. If you want to know what sea monkeys are go to

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New start

Semester two. I can't believe it. I feel like only yesterday i was walking onto stage to take the paper of congrats, and now. . .
Now i am starting my second semester of college. This semester should be intresting. I'm taking programming two, calc two, discrete math (shhh, it's sneaky and quiet), Acts (the Bible book), a class where i get to make and program a robot. So yeah... Wish me luck.
Well, i can't focus any more so that's my little thing.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Life as we knew it

Wow, what a crazy, wild, memorable year. 2010. I'm sad to see it go, although honestly i didn't think i was going to survive it. I joked for years about how i'd never see my graduation or make it to my 18th birthday, but thankfully all those were just silly little comments. I have made it. I have actually made it and have made it 9 months into my 18th year of life. Now if i could only pause life. Pause. Pause it right here. That's right. Just keep living the last 9 months of my life over and over and over again. Put it on rerun.
Why? Why, you may be asking. Well, in the last 9 months i have turned into a "kiddult" as my dad would put it, graduated from high school, moved to college, started my degree (electrical engineering), met a ton of new friends, tried to keep up with old friends, traveled, sung songs, and just had a blast. As i look over the last 9 months (almost 10 now), i see that life is flying past. Am i taking ahold of EACH & EVERY DAY? no. No i am not.
So, as time goes on, don't forget. Each day is a blessing. Each day, well, you just don't know when you won't have a day. Somedays i forget that life is short; other days... well, i wonder if life will ever go on.
That was a random rant. Sorry for not posting so much. I guess it's cause, when i'm writting/talking, things like that ^ come out. I don't remember if there was any other point to this post. I guess the main thing i wanted to say is below.
I just wanted to thank all of you who have been so amazing in 2010 and i hope to stay connected to you in 2011!