Thursday, April 30, 2009

#10 Newness

Yes, I made up a new word. Newness.
New people. New places. New semesters in college. New blog layouts.
I like the new.
I dont like change. Weird, huh?
I'm going through alot of new things in the next few months. I'm transferring colleges (AUM), getting a new major (elementary education). I'm moving back home (not necessarily new, but different than this past year). I will probably make some new friends (to go with the old ones). I will finally have new classes and be out of the liberalist,democratic Social Work classes, and be done with history (forever!!). I can't wait for the new classes. :)
I mean, I like the old. I like Auburn. I have some great friends that are pretty much family. I have an amazing college ministry. I have a pretty cool roommate, and a really cool one for next year (that someone can still live with if they need a place!!). Its not like the old is bad. But, I'm looking forward to something new. I'm feeling that God has a much bigger plan in mind for me, and Auburn just isn't in the equation.
And of course. I made some changes to the blog. Guess what they are?? :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

#9 Bubble gum

So, i may be a little kid at heart.
I love bubble gum. Not all the time, mind you. But, like once a month, a special piece of sugary stuff makes my day better. My favorite is Cotton Candy flavored Bubble Yum.
It even turns your tongue blue.
And Lupton Deli sells it too!! :)
And I have a song about Bazooka Bubble Gum. You want to hear it?
My momma gave me a penny, She told me to buy a henny.But I didn’t buy no henny. Instead, I bought bubblegum. Bazooka-zooka bubblegum Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.
My momma gave me a nickel .She told me to buy a pickle. But I didn’t buy no pickle. Instead, I bought bubblegum. Bazooka-zooka bubblegum Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.
My momma gave me a dime. She told me to buy a lime. But I didn’t buy no lime. Instead, I bought bubblegum. Bazooka-zooka bubblegum Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.
My momma gave me a quarter. She told me to buy some water. But I didn’t buy no water. Instead, I bought bubblegum. Bazooka-zooka bubblegum Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.
My momma gave me a dollar. She told me to buy a collar. But I didn’t buy no collar. Instead, I bought bubblegum. Bazooka-zooka bubblegum Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.
My momma gave me a five. She told me to stay alive. But I didn’t stay alive. Instead, I choked on bubblegum. Bazooka-zooka bubblegum Bazooka-zooka bubblegum.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

#8 Stellan

This kid never ceases to amaze me.
Neither does the faith that his parents put in God.

Prayers for Stellan

I want you (yes, you) to click on the button and read that blog now. right now. the whole thing. and cry and laugh and have confuzzled feelings.

A quote from today's entry that I think is AMAZING and AWESOME:

"Yet what brings me great comfort, even now, is that none of this surprises God. The fact that this morning has not gone well, by our earthly hopes and standards, does not mean that God is wringing His hands. This did not come out of the blue for Him. As my friend Ann likes to say, God is not on Plan B. This is still Plan A.Indeed.
'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD."As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'
-Isaiah 55:8-9

And so, I press forward in that knowledge, tear stained face and all."

Pray. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

#7 Footie Pajamas

So, I am really in love with footie pajamas.

No, I dont own a pair, but I really want some. With duckies or glow in the dark dinosaurs. For my birthday in 85 days. Please?
Ten Reasons Why I Need Footie Pajamas:
1. They look really fun.
2. I would wear them everywhere: school, WalMart, my bed...
3. They would keep my feet from getting cold.
4. Dinosaurs are my favorite animal. And glow in the dark ones are better.
5. It would lower my bills. No need for the heat in the winter!
6. I lose my shoes easily and no more need for shoes!
7. I would be the "it" girl at the sleepover.
8. They would make a great conversation starter-- "So, this one time in my footie pajamas...."
9. Because I really want them and you cant say no.
10.Why not?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

#6 TLC

My favorite TV Channel, ever is TLC.
It has some pretty amazing shows.
Such as "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant", "John and Kate Plus Eight", and "18 And Counting".

I love those shows about the big families. It ALMOST made me want to have 18 kids. Almost.
I mean, I've always wanted to be a Duggar-momma. :)
Just kidding.

And I mean, how do you not know you are nine months pregnant?
Do you ordinarily throw up, gain 50 pounds, and have your feet swell?
Just saying.
That big bump is nothing.
At all.

Monday, April 20, 2009

#5 Auburn Football

Yes, I am an Auburn fan.

War Eagle.

Now, in general, I dont like football. Too hard to understand and too complicated to keep up with. And too long. (Is it me, or does 15 football minutes take like an hour?)

But, you see, in Auburn, Alabama, this football game thing "ain't no game around here, more like religion" (thank you brantley gilbert for the loverly inspiration). So, there pretty much isn't a choice whether you go to the game (if you can find a ticket!).

so, i came to Auburn with no intentions of enjoying football, and am leaving no minding it so much. i dont know if its the tension in the air or what, its not like we have an amazing team or anything (take that how you want to). :)

I now know that you score 6 ponts when the guy scores a touchdown. And it you can kick the ball through the y-shaped thingymabopper, you get another point. And if you drop the ball, the other team can score. And dont yell anything unless you know its a good play. make sure and ask someone before you get excited about scoring, because it may be the other team. and when the eagle flies, you have to hold out the "warrrrrr" until he lands. THEN, you say eagle. and when the band plays "livin' on a prayer" you have to sing the chorus. And you get four tries to get the ball down the field. and then, when yoiu learn all of this, the worst thing possible happens.

they decide to play a special game in the spring. called a-day. this is where they show off the offense and the defense. and screw your mind up. because they play offense verses defense. and only the offense runs and only the defense defends. and they change the scoring. and you get terribly confused. and then, it goes back to the normal in the fall when they play other teams.

which all can be very confusing to someone that is ADD and doesn't understand the game.

but, there are other fun parts of auburn football. like tailgating. under a tent. with a satillite dish. watching other confusing football games you dont understands. and catching the grill on fire (that's for you, Ivy!) and spending $6 on a hamburger. and spending time with family and friends. and feeling a sense of community with 80,000 something of your "best friends". and wearing the color orange. bright orange. and laughing at people that dress up for the game. at the end of the day, you are in love. with auburn.

and so that, ladies and gentlemen, is why i think auburn football is AMAZING.

#4 Third Day

So, no lie, I like Third Day.

They are an amazingly gifted Christian music group, even if they are kind of old. :) lol.

And I got to see them in concert.


5 Favorite Songs by Third Day:

  • Mountain of God
  • Love Song
  • Tunnel (My fav)
  • Cry Out to Jesus
  • Show me Your Glory

Saturday, April 18, 2009

#3 The Little Black Dress

#3- The Little Black dress

was God's gift to girls. I mean, I'm in love with them.

Especially mine from formal.

And since it is late and I'm drugged up on sudafed (perscription strength guys!), we will just post a picture to demonstrate my love.

Friday, April 17, 2009

#2 Wearing Pretty Dresses

Number 2 on my list of awesomeness is wearing pretty dresses.
Tonight is Formal. And so I get to wear a pretty dress.
And pretty shoes.
And have fun with pretty awesome people.

I like White House Black Market. Its a pretty cool store with really pretty dresses.
I also like pretty dresses from:
  • David's Bridal
  • Jessica McClintock
  • Dillards is pretty awesome too.
I also tend to get black dresses. Weird.
I think I have an obsession with the LBD.
That might have to be awesome thing number three.
We will have to wait and see.

I will post a picture later for you guys to see my pretty awesome dress. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

#1 Gus-gus

So, today I began a new blogging adventure. I got the idea from this site. But, I'm doing it on a much smaller scale. 30 days. 1 month. 30 things of awsomeness. :) Ready?

#1 is Gus-Gus Herman Adam. He's my pet fishy. 
Gus-Gus Herman is a blue Betta fish. He likes to have his tank cleaned, eat fish food, and play fetch with his owner (wait, you mean fish don't play fetch?). He currently resides in Lupton Hall where he lives with the two prettiest girls in the building (no offense anyone else...).  His favorite color is red, but he is an AUBURN fan. War Eagle! His favorite animal is a llama and his favorite shape is a octagon because it reminds him of octopus.When Gus-gus grows up, he wants to go to med school to become a heart surgeon. On the side, he plans on practicing optometry and being a veterinarian with an emphasis on marine biology. :) 
Sadly, I don't have a picture of him on my computer yet. I will try and upload on later so you all can meet the wonderful fish named Gus-Gus.
And that, ladies and Gus-Gus.
The number 1 thing of awsomeness in this 30 part series.

Monday, April 13, 2009

yes. no.

Yes, I did contemplate not going to class this morning because of the rain.

No, I did not follow through with aformentioned thought.

Yes, I have homework I should be doing instead of blogging.

No, I do not plan on doing it until the night before it is due.

Yes, I know that that is a bad idea.

No, I do not care.

Yes, I should also be reading Captivating before Dgroups tonight.

No, I have ten billion other things I should be doing that are more important (homework, report, group projects).

Yes, I know I have a meeting with an advisor from AUM to help me decide what to do with my life after this semester.

No, I have no clue what to do.

Yes, I will stop this rediculous blog and start on my to-do list.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

easter weekend.

Today was Easter Sunday. I was home for the holiday, and had a wonderful time this weekend spending time with family and friends. I went home Thursday, and was able to spend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with them. Desi had baseball games on Thursday and Saturday and he did a great job. I am SO proud of my little buddy. :) He never ceases to amaze me with his natural talent.
Today, we spent Easter at church, then went to the nursing home, and then to the Brown's house for Easter lunch and egg hunt. fun fun. Daddy wasnt here, he left on Thursday night to go to Texas for my cousin's wedding. I miss him. :(
And now, off to work on school work before tommorrow and hopefully call it an early night. I'm not feeling amazing and really hope that I'm not getting sick!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

happy day.

Oh happy day, happy day
You washed my sin away.
Oh happy day, happy day
I'll never be the same.
Oh no,
Forever i am changed.
-Tim Hughes "Happy Day"

So, honestly, I contemplated waiting until tommorrow to write this post.
Since tommorrow is Easter and all.
But, then I realized...why wait?
Why wait to celebrate?
Yes, tommorrow is the day we traditionally celebrate Easter, but why wait? Why "mourn" this loss? Jesus died a LONG time ago. And yes, I think it is good to reflect on all he did (the whole dying on a cross thing), but I think sometimes we forget that every day is a happy day. A day that reminds us we will never be the same because Jesus came. Jesus has already risen. He is not here on the earth currently. At this moment, he is not temporarily residing in a tomb, waiting for God to say, "Okay Jesus. Its Easter morning #2008 (or whatev). Come on out. You can come hang with me until Christmas. Then you have to go become a baby and lie in a manger. And then you can hang with me until Palm Sunday. And then, sorry buddy, you have to do this all over again." No, Jesus died 2000 years ago for you and for me. At THAT moment, he took upon all the sins the Christians had committed and would ever committ. He was crucified. Buried. And then rose on the third day. All of this happened ONE TIME. Not continuously.
For some reason, this has always been a hard concept for me. I was confused for awhile about all of it. I mean, I knew that it literally didnt happen each year (imagine the headlines!!), but I always saw it in a figuative sense. kind of. its complicated. so yeah. basically what i'm trying to say is this: everyday is a happy day because jesus died. not just the day of easter. remember that.
and thats all for now. going nighty night.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

lead me to cross.

Savior I come, quiet my soul
Remember Redemption's hill, where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear, I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself, I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross.

You were as I, tempted and trialed.
The word became flesh,Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen.

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart.
--Hillsong United "Lead me to the Cross"

This Holy Week, I urge you to make this song your anthem. Get on your knees and beg God to lead you to the cross. I believe he has so much to show us if we will humble ourselves before him and listen. Let him take all of you and mold it into what he wants you to be.
Let him lead you to the cross.

Monday, April 6, 2009

he's waiting.

"In times of emptiness, an open heart notices. What are you feeling? Like a lonely girl missing her daddy? Like a teenage young woman feeling completely invisible, unseen? Often God allows these feelings to surface to help us go back to times when we have felt like this before. Notice also what you want to do-how you handle your heart. Are you shutting down in anger? Turning to food? To others?
What is crucial is that this time, we handle our hearts differently. We ask God to come for us, and we keep our hearts open to his coming. We choose not to shut down. We let the tears come. We allow the ache to swell into a longing prayer for our God. And he comes, dear hearts. He does come. The times of intimacy-the flowing waters of love- those times then bring healing to places in our hearts that still need his touch."
-Staci Eldredge "Captivating"

How do you deal?
How do you handle these feelings?
Are you asking God to come and move in you?
He will.

He stands at the the door, and calls upon you and knocks. As a good gentleman, he waits until you come answer the door and invite him in. He invites you to tell him your troubles, your burdens and promises rest. He will provide.

As soon as you answer.
He's waiting.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

oh wow.

so, i'm really glad that last week is over. i had this monsterous paper due on friday and am so thrilled to have that over with.
i'm also thankful that i have some amazing friends to have fun with.
friends that you get up at 5 am for just to realize the ceremony you were going to was already over. friends that say "let's just to to hardee's". friends to go shopping with, who laugh at you when your purchase at kroger is "powdered sugar, lucky charms, and diet coke" (i kid you not!). friends to watch movies with (twilight and horton hears a who), friends to build bonfires with. friends to laugh at when you get lost. friends to joke around with. friends to go to church with. friends to not do homework with. friends to run in the rain with. friends you will remember forever, who have left an impact on your life that you will never forget even after you leave (hey-you need bridesmaides!).
so, i've pretty much made up my mind. dependent on getting accepted to aum (which will most likely occur), i'm transferring. bye bye auburn. i'm really feeling that even though i will miss the people i have grown to love this year, god wants something for me that i can't get here. i will so def. come visit (and see some football), but i'm really feeling god telling me that i need to be a teacher. i dont regret coming to auburn at all, and i dont think it was a mistake. i would not be the person i am today without everything i have learned this year. i have made some amazing friends, grown closer to God than i imagined possible, and gained a sense of independence. i dont regret it one bit. i do feel, however, remaining here would be a mistake. so, its time to pack up the bags and move on. god has something so much bigger in store, i cant wait to find out what it is.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

the stand.

What could I say?
What could I do?
But to offer this heart, oh God
Completely to you.

So, I'll stand,
With arms high and heart abandoned.
In awe,
of the one who gave it all.
I'll stand,
My soul,
Lord to you surrendered.
All I am is yours.