Sunday, April 25, 2010

day seven.

8:00 am: Wake up. Get ready for church.


9:15 am: Leave apartment for church.

9:30am: Begin teaching 4th grade girls about friendship and ice cream. Because I got volunteered on my Sunday off. :)

11:00am: Go to Resonate. Yay Jesus!


12:20pm: Time for Cheeburger Cheeburger for lunch.

1:30pm: Decide it’s probably time to pack and head home.

2:30pm: Arrive home. Vacation over.

3:00pm: Discover Desi playing with sidewalk chalk. If you didn’t know…I’m “Lala”.



3:30pm: Take cool pictures outside with the Daddy.



5:00pm: Head to church.

7:00pm: Taco Bell for dinner. It was us and a gazillion Talladega people. Gee Alabama, way to be a stereotype. I wish I had the camera, but it' was at home. I think we were the only non sunburn, number wearing people there. Oh- and the van wasn’t painted up either.

7:30pm: Dad checks mail for the day. Discovers package with these cool necklaces that benefit Amazima Ministries (aka Katie in Uganda).

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9:09pm: Blog about day. I’m so over this “Week at a Glance” stuff! Time to scrapbook….um…after finals?

((Additional Note: If you were wondering, the pictures from this week were taken by three different cameras. At the beginning of the week, I used my Nikon DSLR. Some pictures were taken with the camera on my phone. Wednesday-Sunday pictures were taken with my Sony Cybershot point and shoot that sounds like a dying cat.))

Saturday, April 24, 2010

day six.

Saturday. Almost there.

11:00am: Wake up. Don’t get dressed. Don’t get ready. Don’t pass go.


11:30am-5:30pm: Sit on the couch. Blog. Homework. Chat with Ivy about life in general. Be lazy. Write page one of three of music report. Watch the weather. Avoid tornadoes.

5:30pm: Decide that dinner would be a great idea.

6:00pm: Decide that dinner at Guthrie’s would be a great idea. Even though it means getting real clothes on. Real clothes meaning Friday’s clothes on.


6:15pm-7:30pm: Dinner at Guthrie’s.


7:30pm-10:00pm: Decide it’s Matthew Mcconaughey movie time. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is watched. It’s one of the favorites. :)


10:00pm: Decide that it’s time to go to bed. Not like we did much today. Realize that I didn’t take picture of the day. Decide to steal picture from day before because I was wearing the same outfit. And besides. Hair still wet from shower.

11:00pm: Bed time. SLEEP.

day five.

9:00am-10:45am: Get up and ready for the day. Eat some oatmeal squares for breakfast. Facebook. Take picture of the day. (Please ignore that streak on the mirror. It’s a little dirty.)


10:45am-10:55am: Walk to campus to meet Ivy for lunch.

10:55am-12noon: Order aformentioned lunch (Pizza sandwich) and eat it outside because “it’s a pretty day!”


12noon-1:30pm: Walk back to the apartment. Check the bloglist. Read some “Plan B”. Sqeeze in a little homework time.

1:30pm-2:00pm: Run to Kroger with Ivy to get food for dinner and stock up for the “big storm”.

2:00pm-6:00pm: Waste time. Cook hamburger meat. Wash and dry overalls. Solve broken overall mini crisis. Get ready for 90s TV Throwback Throwdown at church.

6:00pm-6:30pm: Eat dinner.

6:30pm-7:00pm: Finish getting ready and head to the church.

7:00pm-8:00pm: Set up.

8:00pm-11:15: Party time! :)

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(I was going for the Full House look. Not completely sure that it was achieved.)


11:15pm-11:20pm: A fun game of Twister!


11:20pm-12:15am: More party time! And cleanup.

12:15am-1:00am: Get back to the apartment. Unload the car. Upload pictures to computer. Decide to wait until next day to blog. SLEEP.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

day four.

8:30am-12:30pm: Get up. Heat biscuits in the microwave for breakfast. Catch up on daily blogs. Finish teacher website. Finish unit plan. Homework. Watch Glee. Get dressed.


12:00pm-2:30pm: Eat lunch (chicken tacos, rice, and grapes). Watch Parenthood. Do some more homework. Read Plan B. Do some blog stalking.


2:30pm-5:00pm: Go on adventure around Auburn to search for a blue dress for Ivy. Including American Eagle, LOFT, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, etc. Go to target for Diet Coke and a strawberry smoothie. Yum. No success on dress. Come back to apartment.

5:00pm-6:30pm: Get ready for church.

6:30pm-7:30pm: Meet at church. Eat dinner at Momma G’s.


7:45pm: Walk over to the church.

8:00pm-10:45pm: DIVE!


10:45pm-11:45pm: Check email. Talk to the boyfriend. Blog.

Midnight: Sleep. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

day three

Yay! I made it to Day 3. I am so happy so say that I have survived thus far. I may not take a gazillion pictures a day, but I figure that even 1 is an improvement over what I had been doing.

This morning began as usual.


7:25-8:20am: Get up, dressed, and ready for the day. Take morning picture in the mirror. I’m getting good at this routine.

8:20-8:50am: Commute to school

9:25am-1:15pm: Class with presentation. The, EdTech got canceled, so I had a lunch break where I dined with some girls from class. But, I forgot to take pictures. Then, I went to Math and we did fractions and stuff. No pictures from there either.

1:15-2:15pm: Drive to Auburn


2:30-4:00pm: Ran errands with Ivy. Office Depot, Target, Kroger. Oh- and some thrift store shopping for TVTT. 90s clothes are fun. And so are Super Center thrift stores. :)

4:00-6:00- Work on class website. Study. Facebook. Kill time.

6:30ish: Supper. Chicken tacos tonight. I love college.

7:45-9:30: Meet at church to walk downtown for frozen yogurt. Yay for Tutti Fruiti.

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And…that’s DAY 3 of a “week in the life” of Lauren! :)

day two

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7:25- 8:00 am: Get up, dressed, and ready to head out for observations at the school.


8:00-9:00 am: Drive out to the country. :)


This is my favorite part of the drive. I like the part of the hill when you can see the city. And yes, this was taken while driving. Oh-and don’t worry. The speed limit was 60.


9:00am-1:30pm: Spend time with first graders. I know, the sign says high school, but it’s really a K-12 school. I like first grade, they boost your self esteem. All the little girls told me I looked cute. :)

1:30-2:30pm: Drive home.

2:30-6:00pm: Work on homework. Paper and presentation on Wednesday.

0126:00-8:30pm: Ball fields for Desi’s game. We ate dinner there, so I had a hot dog, chips and a drink. Yum. The boys played a good game, but we lost. :(

8:30-10:30pm: Finish homework. Shower. Pack for Auburn. Facebook. Sleep.

Monday, April 19, 2010

day one.

If you don't know what I mean by "Day 1"- go here and reread yesterday's post.
If you still don't get the whole "A Week in the Life" go here and read up on it.

So, as part of my whole "Week in the Life" project, I decided that I was going to blog and show some pictures I took each day. So that all of you could see what my days entail. And let me tell you...I have some FUN things planned for this week. So, it should be pretty exciting around here.


So, part of the project includes taking a picture of yourself each day. Um, check. I'm pretty good at the whole myspace/picture in the mirror thing.


This morning, I woke up and I got ready for the day ahead. Mondays=school day. So, at approximately 8:17, I left the house to head into town. I arrived at school at approximately 8:45. And that's all the times that I wrote down. So, the rest is all in my head. This morning, I had my Foundations class where some people did their presentations on the observations we had to do. I didn't do mine, because my turn isn't until Wednesday. And besides, I haven't completely finished the paper yet. After that class, I went down the the computer lab for my educational technology class. That's my favorite class of the day. I took a picture of my keyboard and my notebook. And then, I went to Math class. And took a test. But, I didn't take a picture of that...I thought that my teacher might get a little suspicious. I mean, I think that falls into the category of cheating. And then...I went home.


And when I got home. I ate some nachos and Diet Coke. And then I went with Mom to pick up the boys from school. And then we went to WalMart. Because Walmart is cool. And fun. And exciting. And while we were there, they did a fire drill. Except we didn't have to evacuate. And the sirens went off. But, they didn't sound like sirens, they sounded like really loud crickets. Weird. Anywho. Then, we went home and I started putting together my scrapbook for this whole "week in the life" project. And then I ate spaghetti for dinner. And then I scrapbooked some more. And now I'm blogging. And then, I might do some homework.

I've come to the conclusion that my life is very boring right now.
Why would future relations ever want to know what MY life was like for?!

That's all for today. Come back tomorrow guessed it...Day 2!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

get ready.

So, this weekend has gone by crazy fast.
I had so many things I should have gotten done that didn't get done.
Because I'm really good at procrastinating

(example #1: I have a new blog design)

But, I also have a math test tomorrow and a paper/presentation due Wednesday.
And yet, I still manage to find time to blog stalk

(Yes, it's official. I'm one of "those creeps". I'm really good at this stalking thing. In fact, the other day I was on facebook and was stalking someone until I figured out it was "crazy stalker dude". No, he's not a real stalker. Just someone I accidentally gave my number to. Um oops. Long story. I'm still wondering-does all the stalking cancel each other out? Or is it just super creepo. Ivy, you can't answer. I already know your opinion on the subject matter.)

But, in the midst of the chaos of this week, I decided to add more chaos. Because chaos is:
A. Fun to spell
B. Fun to add more to
C. All of the above
I mean, why not add something more to the pile?

This week, I'm doing something called "A Week in the Life" You can click on the link to get more information on it if you want to join in. Because it sounds like fun and you know that you want to add some more chaos to your life. Come on.

Here's the basic deal.
For one week, you basically journal and take pictures of everything you do. Basically, you create a scrapbook of everything that you do in the course of the week. I really wish I could find my small digital camera (the one that sounds like a dying cat) so that I wouldn't have to tote the big camera around. But, my phone takes pretty good pictures, so I think I should be fine.
Also, I'm going to try and blog about the day and the pictures and all too. I think it would be fun. Then, when I finish the scrapbook (ahem, this summer) I'll post pictures of that too! Sound fun? Want to join me? Go here!

Friday, April 16, 2010

fingerprint friday- take 2

I’ve seen a lot of fingerprints from God here lately. But, of course, I don’t ever have my camera around….or they’re moments that are to be experienced…not exactly photographical. But, I’ve had something I wanted to share for awhile about now… and so, I took some pictures.


Any guesses yet?

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Okay. So, I love to write on mirrors with dry erase markers. I did it all the time in the dorm room. And as long as you clean it off within a week or two, it’s pretty easy to get off. No Lysol needed until about the two month point. :) And I’m also a huge fan of Operation Beautiful (check it out!). It makes my day when I walk into the bathroom at school and find a post-it note that says “You’re beautiful”. I don’t think its creepy at all. (And yes- I know I forgot to cross the “T”…but I was already uploading the pictures when I figured that out! Oops!) So, today. I wanted to post about Operation Beautiful- so, maybe next time you’re somewhere, just leave a post it on a mirror, or on a door. You never know…it might make someone smile. :)

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.

Next order of business.

Hint #1: It involves the following picture.

Hint #2: It involves me doing something with said pictured object.

Hint #3: I can’t tell you what it is until May 2nd…so, you should come back then to see what appears.

Hint #4: It came in the mail today….and I am BEYOND excited. I think I’m to the stage of jubilation now. So. I need to get off this computer and do something with it.

Hint #5: ACHOO! :)


Monday, April 12, 2010

in all things.


In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. –Romans 8:37-39

Friday, April 9, 2010

fingerprint friday

This morning, I went on a walk in the neighborhood with Mom. We took our cameras so we could take pictures of all the pretty flowers that are blooming. 006


I think these little flowers and clover things are my favorite. Some people might think they’re weeds, and sometimes they make me sneeze, but they always make me smile. :)



There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.