Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Keeping my promise...

Last blog I swore I would not let the entire month go by with only one post to December's name. Being that it is December 30, I better get to it. But what to write about...?

Since tomorrow is NYE I guess I could write about New Year's resolutions. BUT I never make those. I never really saw the point. If I truly wanted to do something (lose weight, read everyday, run everyday, etc...) I would just do it. Once I put my mind to something there is really no stopping me, whether it is January 1, May 1, or August 1. If I am going to do it, I will do it. I think it is unrealistic how some people set these unattainable goals when knowing, their never going to achieve them. I say if you do make a new years resolution, keep it simple.

So I can't really talk about resolutions I want to accomplish. I guess talking about simple things in general I would like to happen see in 2010 is close enough?

*side note* What is the correct way to say the upcoming year? Is it "twenty-ten" or is it two thousand and ten?" Theoretically they are both correct, but is one better than the other? I am leaning towards "twenty-ten."*end side note*

So for 2010, I would like to continue with my 4.0 in grad school. This is the longest I have had a 4.0 and it is weird! I get nervous at the end of the semester because I don't want to break the streak. I only have 6 classes left (about 3 semesters) so hopefully I can finish out strong!

Also for 2010, I want to keep the friends I have close and pull the ones I have let drift away, back in. Having a good solid group of friends is so important. As I get older I really start to see who true friends are and who was just a good acquaintance. People come and go but true friends will always be there. I had dinner last night with true friends. I have know these girls since middle school, and while we may not see each other (hardly ever) or really even talk all that much, I know if I needed them at 2 o'clock in the morning I could pick up the phone and they would be there. Those are the high school friends. And now I have my college friends. And it's the same story with them. I know they will always be there. Always. After reflecting on just this paragraph it seems I am a blessed little girl to be surrounded with people I can always count on.

Finally for 2010, I want to continue to grow as a well-rounded person. I want to be happy all the time! I want to make others happy, all the time! I want to acheive things (I'm not sure what yet), I want to be better and make this world better! Or atleast start with my community ;)

I have learned a LOT about myself this year. It was kinda that first year on my own to spread my wings a bit. A truly weird and creepy and exhilarating feeling! 2009 was a pretty good year. I turned 22, graduated college, began a Master's degree, lived on my own for a full year, painted without adult supervision, planned a vacation for the girls, served in Mexico, was single for [almost ;) ]the entire year, made new friends, lost old friends, got a big girl job, acquired a 401k (?!), was a good year and I am whole heartedly looking forward to 2010! :)

(Sorry if I ramble or change subjects, but it's my blog, I can do that!)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas JOY!

I swore I would not let another month go by with me only posting once...I have almost failed. I still have next week so maybe I can squeeze in another one!

To me, Christmas is almost like another Thanksgiving. I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for. But what I am most thankful for is the REASON for the Season. Yes, cliche and corny, I know but the little, catchy phrase is so true. There is a much bigger reason for this lovely holiday season. There's more to the Christmas trees and shopping and presents and bows and parties and outfits and songs and friends and..and...and....the list goes on!

The real reason is because long ago a sweet little baby was born to Mary and Joesph. He was born holy, perfect, and sinless. He was born to take my sins so I can live forever in eternity! I can't think of a better Christmas present than that!

I leave you with one of my favorite Christmas songs. It truly captures what Christmas is all about.

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us, a Son is given,
And the government shall be upon His shoulder;
And his name shall be called
the Mighty God,
the Everlasting Father,
the Prince of Peace.

(Isaiah 9:6)

Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009


I know it is past Thanksgiving and officially the Christmas season, but I forgot to post what I am thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Now this list could go on and on since I am so blessed. But I'll try to not make this the longest post everrrrrr...

I am thankful for... a God who loves me and sent His son to die for me and give me eternal life after I leave this CrAzY world we live in.
...having a wonderful, loving family.
...amazing friends who love me no matter what and are always there for me when I need them. in the most privileged country in the world., water, shelter, clothing, car, cell phone, little things I take for granted everyday!
...a job! These days, it is a precious thing to have and not only a job but a good one, with people I like and who share the same morals and values as I do.

These are just the basic, generics but I could go on forever. I am so blessed by everythign in my life and try my hardest not to take it all for granted. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lost in Translation

Facebook- check.
Twitter- check.
MySpace- check.
Blog- check.
Work e-mail, School e-mail, Personal e-mail- check, check, check.
AIM- check.
MSN Messenger- check.
iPhone- check.
Access to all of these via iPhone- check.

What is the world coming to!? I have listed every means of communication I have an account for or have access too. Just so you don't have to count, that's 10 (TEN) methods of communications!! And that's probably not even half! Within Facebook there is wall-to-wall, messages, and chat! Within e-mail there is a messenger systems! The list is never ending!

And yet, somehow, someway...we still can't find the words to say what we mean. We can't seem to just be able to speak freely with each other. To tell someone how we really feel about them. (I am talking about in a friendly, "Hey, I like you" kind of way, not the mean "Hey, you're ugly!!" kind of way). Ever wish you could go back in time when the boy had to walk to the girl's house and actually ask her on a date?! Like had to physically speak the words, "Would you like to go to dinner with me?" Now days we get a text that says "dnr l8r?" And we're lucky to get that much. When did typing vowels become uncool?

Ahh, gone are the days of simple romance and conversations. When did it become easier to write words rather than speak them? As a child, parents are so excited about their baby's first words, are we going to get that excited about baby's first text? or e-mail account? Ok, I exaggerate a tad, but you get my point.

The English language is the most difficult language to learn, and we, as Americans more or less have got it down! Let's learn to use is and truely speak with one another. I leave you with this quote by Joseph Priestley. He was born in 1733 and died in 1804. That's right, 1804 and even he understood what was happening to our communication. Even then!

"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate." - Joseph Priestley

Monday, November 9, 2009

Louisiana, My home sweet home!

I'm sure everyone has seen this at least once, but I just LOVE how true most of it is. It's funny when I read this and I can nod my head along and agree with all of them. I LOVE being from Louisiana and all of it's craziness!!

"You know you are from Louisiana when..."

In your car, you use the heater in the morning and the AC in the afternoon.

You greet people with "Howzyamomma'an'emdoin?"

You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.

You believe that purple, green and gold look good together.
Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.

You know what a nutria rat is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.

You can pronounce words like Ouachita, Natchitoches, Avoyelles, and Tchoupitoulas and you make fun of people from other states who say them wrong.

You pronounce the largest city in the state as "Nawlins."

You know those big roaches can fly, but you're able to sleep at night anyway.

You assume everyone has mosquito swarms in their backyard.

You realize the rainforest is less humid than Louisiana.
You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.

When out of town, you stop and ask someone where there is a drive-through Daiquiri place, and they look at you like you have three heads.

You have flood insurance.

Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.

No matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.

Your house payment is less than your air conditioning bill.

Your grandparents are called "Maw Maw" and "Paw Paw."

You judge a po-boy by the number of napkins used.

You actually know what a po-boy is.

You don't think it's odd to see live crickets or firearms being sold at a gas station.

As a personal touch... I LOVE how when I spell checked this blog the following words were hi-lighted as being misspelled: Howzyamomma'an'emdoin (this is totally a word!), Mardi Gras (seriously?!), Ouachita, Natchitoches, Avoyelles, and Tchoupitoulas (of course!), Nawlins and po-boy. I mean seriously...they need a cajun dictionary!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Halloween has come and gone and I think everyone had a GREAT night! Everyone came dressed in awesome costumes and good ole fun was had by everyone. The only way to truely describe Halloween is to see the pictures, so here are some of my favorite of the night...

To start off the weekend we went to the fair to see the Randy Rogers Band (one of my favorites). I haven't been to the revel in YEARS so it was fun to see the sights and enjoy a good concert.

These are my girls! My Favorites! My lifelines! In my opinion the cutest girls of the night ;) We have a flapper, a gansta, a baseball playa, Oktoberfest gal, and a cat!

You know you have seen the Six Flags commercial with the crazy old man dancing....yes, he was at the party! Haha! I loved his costume!

This is Amber, my lil gansta. I looooved the teardrops she put on her face. Thug life.

This is Krysta, my wittle kitty cat!

This is Josh, the creepy 80's gym teacher. HA!

And Andrew...the "oompah doopah dopity do" oompah loompah!

Probably one of the best of the night...Jeremey as Rick James!

Ridge as Joe Dirt and Jessica as a Flapper!

Also present that night: Hannah Monatana (a boy dressed as her...), Michael Jackson (red suite and sparkley glove), several firefighters, flight attendant, poison ivy, trailor trash, the 3 ninjas, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, THE Burger King, Nick Jonas, a bearded lady, a priest and Amish man...list goes on and on...

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I have not blogged the entire month of October! Gosh, that is terrible. What is worse, I read lots of other people's blogs and forget to write in my own! But I guess nothing too terribly exciting has happened. I like to tell stories with pictures but I am at the wrong computer to do so. Words will have to suffice...

Let's see sine September 24 of my last post...the Saints have gone undefeated!!! It's getting chilly in Hell, that's all I'm going to say...

...I am continuing work on my Masters. It is getting so tedious to do the same thing every week for each of my 3 classes, but midterms are over and I am getting closer to being done! is going well. I am just cruising right along learning the ropes and how everything works. I really use a lot from work in my classes so that is really helpful too.

...The revel came and went. I bought 2 pictures from 2 different artist this year. I just love local work and just LOVE the Revel. I went 4 times! I bought a black and white fleur de lis with black and white pictures of Shreveport. One of the pictures was Byrd so I HAD to buy it. The other is a purple and gold fleur de lis. But it is REALLY bright colors and I just love it. It was added to the LSU bathroom (it's not as tacky as it may sound). And the black and white picture is hanging by the stairs. love the revel.

Me and Crystin at the Revel watching Pat Green during the second half of the LSU-Florida game!

...LSU played Florida..we I watch Pat Green the second half of the game! of my most favorite bands, Eli Young Band, came to Ruston on a Thursday so all, I mean ALL, of us loaded up in cars and drove to Ruston for an AMAZING concert!! Even Brent from Lafayette came up for the weekend! We had sooo much fun!!

Last week, I made potato soup for my girls and we watched Grey's Anatomy and carved pumpkins!! The soup was delish, if I do say so myself. And the pumpkins...well they were...unique?

Well that pretty much covers October. I just couldn't go a whooooole blog without pictures. I have tons more and I can think of a few things in September that were skipped over. And I will give full report on Halloween after this weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Never Ever!

So I never ever though I would actually give up my blackberry, but I did! I got an iPhone a few days ago and I think I am going to like it. Once I figure out all the odds and ends I think we will become great friends! And I currently have fake nails on, and once those come off it will be a lot easier to type on! Haha!

I never ever thought I would say this but... I am looking forward to FALL/WINTER! and the weather it will bring! Now I love little dresses and cute swim suites but I am ready to wear cute jackets and long sleeve shirts! I'm ready to curl up on the couch under the blankets, wait I do that in July too....Or sit by the fire, wait I don't have a fireplace....Well anyway I am ready for it to be cool!! I'm ready to bundle up! Ready to put on sweatshirts and bunches of layers and go to football games! And in the spring, go to baseball games with Crystin and snuggle up under about six blankets! And drink our Starbucks! This is me and the girls at the La. Tech Indy Bowl last year...BRRRR! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Up-date on life...

I have been slacking in my blogs lately, I know. So here is everything you ever wanted (or maybe didn't want) to know about life...

1. I finally finished a project I started for my grandparents. My grandfather is a WWII veteran and has had an extremely difficult time getting proper recognition for his service to our country. When the war was over, it was over. He just wanted to get home and apparently all the correct documentation was not in order. Well, he FINALLY received ALL of the metals he truly deserves. So after year of paper work, letters from his superiors, etc, we have the metals and my grandmother wanted everything put in a special place. So....

So I made a scrap book! Papaw when he was about 18!! These are all of the metals he received. Starting on the left: a good conduct type medal, the American campaign medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal and the one on the far right is the WWII victory medal. Papaw served in Normandy,Norhtern France,Rhineland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Hurtgen Forest, Ardennes, Bulgen, and Chechoslovakia and was a solider in the Battle of the Bulge. He use to NEVER talk about it, but I mean who would? But he has slowly realized, if no one talks about we will forget. And forgetting about what these men did for us today is NOT an option. So thank the vets and soliders!!

2. I took up cake decorating! Ok, I've only done one so far and my mother was a tremendous help BUT it was soo fun and really not all thaaat hard. It was for Jessica's 21st birthday so I wanted it to be really cute, but I didn't want to have to pay a lot for it.

Taaaa-daaaaaa! I think it turned out quite cute! and I think Jess really loved it.
Happy birthday bestie! :)

3. I am completely done working at LSUS. We had our BIG event RiverBend Revue last Wednesday and that was my final day. The theme was Guys and Dolls, which is a casino/gangster theme. I worked the silent auction and thank goodness I have WONDERFUL friends who dressed up with my to play the part!! I thought we looked pretty cute and I think for the most part we had a good time!

4. So with no more job at LSUS, I began working FULL TIME at The Community Foundation. I have had a GREAT week so far! I am still learning and trying remember exactly how to enter the checks as a git to the right operating account or even if it's a donation of money it's not really a gift it is a non-gift???! Haha, yes with every new job there comes the little things you just gotta learn. But I know I will get it down eventually. But I did find out today, I get to do a design project!! I am super excited because I think we are going to order Adobe photoshop and InDesign and I can play and really do some fun stuff! I am really excited!!

5. I already blogged about Nathan and his race. Still heavy on my heart. He is doing so amazing but continue your prayers!

6. I started a Twitter...and I don't understand it at all!! Haha! I guess I will give it a few more days to figure it out and then I may just delete it.

7. I am actually thinking about giving up the ole Crackberry and switching to an iPhone. And if you know me, you know this is a big deal!! I am in love with Blackberry!! But I have been playing with the iPhone and it is really growing on me. So I think I am going to make the goes nothing..

Well I guess that's all for now. Probably the longest blog ever. Oh well, enjoy.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nathan's Triathalon

I have no idea who or how many people read my blog. But I know and believe in the power of prayer, so I wanted to share this with everyone who may be reading this.

My friend Nathan George has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He is 21 years old and an amazing person and friend. One of those guys that would do anything for any of his friends. I know he can and will beat this but he is going to need all the support and prayer he can get. He has his own blog type thing called a Caringbride. He tells his story and his battle. I encourage you to read his story and see the courage and strength he has. Just before he was diagnosed Nathan began competeing and training for triathalons. He considers his battle with leukemia his greatest race yet. And this is one I know he will win!

So when you are saying your prayers in the morning or night, send one up for Nathan.
Me, Nathan and Krysta on St. Patrick's day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Quick Blog...

This is just a quick blog before work, but I had to share this...

Yes, you are reading correctly! STRIP KARAOKE!! WOW! Only in Arkansas...
I have lots to blog about but I am super busy this week! Last few days at LSUS, our BIG event of the year and my bff is turning 21!! Lots and lots to do!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

What a brat...

I got scolded last night by my mother for not blogging this week. I told her in a sad and pitiful tone that I didn't have anything to blog about because my life was boring this week. She refuted with "Good grief!"

So I got to thinkin.... I was right. My life was boring this week! I didn't go out any. I hardly talked to any of my friends because school has started and they are all busy. There wasn't much on t.v. Nothing major at work. No Monday night girls night, no Thursday night Cantina night. No nothing. As I sat on the couch in my pajamas at 6:30 and wallowed in pity, something suddenly hit me...

HELLO JENNIFER YOU LIVE IN AMERICA! This is the land of opportunity. I am so blessed to have parents that are still married and love me! I have a (big) little brother who would do anything in the world for me. I have a roof over my head, a fridge full of food, a college degree that I am not in debt for. I have car insurance, health insurance, friends that I adore [and they adore me :)], I am getting my Master's, I have an amazing job, with amazing co-workers. And I know when I die I am going to Heaven! I mean seriously, what the heck is wrong with me?!

I am so blessed and I feel so guilty when I get down on myself. Snap out of it Jenn! God has provided so much! I am truly blessed and should say thank you waaaay more often to the big man upstairs.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I think you under estimate my sneaky-ness...

That is one of my favorite lines from an Adam Sandler movie "Mr. Deeds." I like to say it quite frequently, because in all honesty I am not a good liar. I either feel bad and tell the truth in the end or it is just written all over my face that I am lying. Buuuuuut I do like to have a little sneaky fun, when I know it's all fun and games and no one will get hurt.

With that being said I was enlisted to help pull of a lil decorating stunt today. My coworker, Jennifer, had her birthday Saturday. Within their group of friend they like to "decorate" for each other's birthdays. (I use this term loosely because it is more like throwing confetti, balloons, streamers, etc EVERYWHERE!) Jennifer and Susie "decorated" Eric's kitchen most recently; so it was payback time for Jenn.
Originally we were going to get her office, but staff meeting was toooo long and I couldn't distract her for Eric to get in. So, I suggested her car. During staff meeting, I said I had to give something to my mom real quick, and I snuck in her office and grabbed her keys and tape, and RAN downstairs to the parking lot. We used 2 ENTIRE rolls of streamers and I don't even want to know how much confetti! We made quite the "decoration!"
BUT then I get back to the meeting and Eric says "I forgot to take pictures!" At this point I am sweating and thinking, "You have got to be kidding me Eric!" So after staff meeting, Jennifer went to get water...I snuck back in her office, grabbed her keys AGAIN, and my camera, went back to the parking lot and took a few pics. I'd say it was worth it because these are great pictures!
Now I realize that by helping Eric, my name is now on the "payback" list. YIKES! Better watch my back!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A new J-O-B!

I got a job! A real big girl job with a salary, benefits and a 401k! It's craziness! I will be working at The Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier as the "Office Manager." I will have a lot of different task on my plate, but I think I will truely enjoy it. I will still be taking my classes on line and I should be able to apply most of the classes immediately to my new job! That is just so exciting to me! I will be updating and editing the new website, managing membership and donors, making deposits, etc etc... I will only work Thursday and Fridays at the Foundation until I finish up our big event at LSUS. Then it is full steam ahead at the Foundation! My first Thursday is this Thursday!!

As a side note, I am happy to be working downtown again...I am close to Daddy's office, which mean lunch dates again. AND I will get to eat at BlindTiger! One of my favs!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Projects before school starts...

I decided after summer school ended I would complete a few projects around the house. I bought new shelves to go in the living room and continue to decorate it. Next, I decided to paint one of the walls in my room. When I moved in I painted it antique white, and that was getting a bit dull. So I decided to spruce it up...


The End Results
Now the only problem is my room looks like a promo for Team USA. I just need a Michael Phelps poster. Ugh, a new bed spread is definitly in order.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

All About Grad School

So finally, here it the post about all the odds and ends of my graduate school experience thus far...
I graduated in May with my degree in public relations and didn't really know what I wanted to do after that. I knew the job market is terrible right now and just thought I needed a little something more. I didn't really want to leave Shreveport, since I just moved into a townhouse and such. LSUS offers a Master's of Science in Human Services Administration. This sounded perfect! The end goal would be to do public relations work with a non-profit. So 3 weeks after undergrad graduation, I started my graduate degree.

This degree is 100% on-line. I have never met face-to-face with anyone in the class or even the teachers for that matter! And I even had to do "group" work in one class! I took 3 classes this summer and each class was set up in a different way.

One class had the 8 weeks broken up into 4, 2 week sections with a paper due at the end of each section. There were group discussion posts as well as class discussion boards.

Another class had a different topic out of the book each week that we would write on and every other week a paper would be due.

And the last class was actually an undergrad class but it helped me get used to on-line classes and the non-profit finance world. For this class we read chapters and had quizzes and/or questions and spreadsheets due.

The key to these classes is to just stay organized and on top of things. As long as you have everything turned in by the due day, it is very simple to keep ahead. And the great thing is if you turn it in early, you don't have to worry about it for the rest of the week!

I can't wait for the fall semester to see how that schedule works.

Oh, and did I mention I earned a 4.0 :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Don't Stop Believin'

For Father's Day this year, we gave my dad Journey tickets! Well, tonight was the big night and it was so fun! We started with some Mexican food for dinner...

A short ride to CenturyTel Center...

We made it in inside and took a pic with Daddy since this was all for him!
And then finally there was JOURNEY!! They were so good, and the new lead singer sounds EXACTLY like the old one! And he freakin rocked out!
Personal favs of the evening: Don't Stop Believin', Anyway You Want It, and the lady who decided to bring her permed hairstyle from the 80's to the concert, thank you for that.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Random thoughts from the weekend...

- I now know your forehead/scalp can peel at least four times in one summer! Boo.
- I don't like funerals. I mean I know they are no ones favorite, but still they just make me sad, even when I know the person is much happier in Heaven. They always make me think about my family, and how I never want to lose anyone!
- According to the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, I am an ESTJ personality. Overview: I am the Guardian, constantly scanning my surrounding to make sure everything is in proper order. Number one career- Military Leader. Not sure if this is a good thing. Ha! Read more about me here- (It is so true it's scary!) And then see which one you are here -
The first website has the best descriptions but the second website offers the test for free!
- Weekends in the country are the best. Home cooked meals, plenty of reading time (that doesn't have to do with school!!), sleeping late, swinging on the porch, and pink lemonade with every meal! Ah.....
- A good laugh with your friends can make everything better!
- And finally, painting your room and then going on a 5 mile walk/run will make sure extremely tired the next day! (And the room's not done yet! More on that later...)

Thursday, July 30, 2009 give you a hope and a future.

"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."- Jeremiah 29:11

This verse has been on my mind A LOT lately, since I frankly have no idea what the future holds. I am just so grateful someone does! It so comforting to know that He gives us HOPE for the future! There is a light at the end of this tunnel! Each day, and sometimes each hour, I change my mind and contemplate, "what is my next step?" And I still don't know! So here are my options:

1. Continue graduate school. Work a part-time job, be an extra in movies, and continue to be a kid until I finish school. This of course with numerous benefits of not having quite as much responsibility just yet, still being able to act like a kid, and have fun with my friends who haven't graduated yet and don't have to debate life just yet, and being able to take off whenever I want to go places without a worry.


2. Continue grad school. Get a "big girl job." Now since I gradated in May I have really been trying to do this but recently it hit me, I don't want to grow up yet! Do I gotta?? The benefits here...a salary, health benefits, feeling like I accomplished something, getting out there in the real world, etc.

Now option 2 seems to have more benefits but, aren't these benefits the ones that will still be available after I finish grad school next summer? Aren't those benefits still going to be around... unlike the being young and acting like a kid aspect which is quickly fading. If I pass on a job now, doesn't that mean that there is something that much better for me waiting for me later.

Ahhh...decisions, decisions...God show me the way.

What's happening to America?

What the heck is going on in America!? This recession is getting a bit out of control and now all this healthcare talk?! I find it truly disheartening when I go out on a Wednesday night with friends and we start, not arguing because we were all definitely in agreement, but more like ranting about the "universal healthcare" trying to be forced upon us! I mean, when did healthcare reforms, Social Security and our grandparents Medicaid become standard casual conversations among young 20-something year old friends?! It's scary to think that, though we are adults now, we are still so young and are worried about the fact that we may not see our social security money the government is taking out of our checks NOW! The crazy big-wigs in Congress are voting on MY future and not doing a very good job!

While I did not vote for Obama, after he was elected I tried to keep an open mind and really hear the guy out. I will say that he is a much more eloquent speaker than Bush could ever be, but on that note- Hitler was a great speaker too. Now I am not comparing Obama to Hitler, because even I think that is a stretch, just their speaking abilities. Anywho, after really trying to be open minded and see both sides, I find it quite difficult to support anyone who will support abortions, give my hard earned money to those who are not working by choice, or try to universalize health care. This is AMERICA, home of the free land of the brave, not communist Germany!

Our country is in desperate need of leadership, good leadership that will take this country in better direction than it is currently going...and I don't think sitting around having a beer in the White House is going to help any! Figure it out!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Life as of now...

Sooo...I thought I would start a blog! Obviously.

So I graduated from college! Now what? I think I should have started this blog after graduation, but it just hit me today that I should write down all my fabulous thoughts about grad school, where life is taking me, other thoughts and interesting happenings. And while I try and figure out what the heck I am going to do with my life!? This should be an interesting journey....

So to catch you up to speed...

Crystin and myself graduated in May '09! YAY! And we had to wear super cute shoes!

Then all the girls went to the beach!

Then I started graduate school to earn my Master of Science in Human Services Administration. More on that later...

Then a trip to Lafayette, LA with besties...

Then a mission trip to Cordoba, Mexico with Broadmoor and the fam...

A wedding here and there and a some nights out with friends....and that brings me to NOW! I am one essay away from finishing my first semester of grad school. I have so much to learn in school, at work and in life! But somehow I just know everything will work out... LOTS more to come :)