Sunday, October 31, 2010


I haven't posted in almost a month, and I actually miss doing it. A lot has been going on in my life, and I've been quite busy, and so I've neglected the computer all-together usually, but especially my little blog!

Here's a quick update for anyone who would like to know:

I'm actually really liking my new job! It's never boring, and I always have something to do. Oh, and I got promoted after being there only two weeks! So I'd say that's real good. And I got my first pay check last week from there. And it's definitely the biggest paycheck I've gotten in my life, ever. And that made me super, super happy :)

I'm making new friends, and hanging out with old ones more and more. And things are really going great. (Although I do miss my St. Auggie friends a whole, whole lot; and can not wait to see yall for the wedding!!)

I am oh-so-completely obsessed with Fuzions. We go at least twice a week, and sometimes more. It's just so delicious. At least it's semi-healthy-ish since we eat it so often!

We started a new young adult Bible study at church, and it's going really great. I'm so glad to be apart of a community again where we study God's word, and fellowship with each other. I thank the Lord for this new group, and what it's becoming for all of us!

Next weekend, my parent's are going out of town for their anniversary, so Meg and I will be alone for five days, and we're pretty excited about it. Oh, and we're going to the Florida State homecoming game during that weekend with our super sweet Granddaddy, and it's going to be great.
Oh, and this is Emma, the sweet baby girl I nanny-ed over the summer, and she's almost a year old now. Just wanted to share a precious picture of her.
I love you all...good night.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Today my precious little family went to a local church to buy some pumpkins in order to support their missions. Megan dubbed herself the "Pumpkin Manager," and was therefore in charge of picking them all out. And she dubbed Papa the "Pumpkin CFO," so he was in charge of the pumpkin purchasing.

We took our time picking out all the most perfect ones, and took plenty of pictures to go along with it of course. We got pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Pumpkins that sit on the front porch with Sally (see photo). A tiny pumpkin that fits with our tiniest scarecrows in the flower bed. And pumpkins that sit on our pretty dining room table.

We got around 10 pumpkins total. And they're all "perfect." It was a great day, and we had fun and laughed a lot. Oh, and fall is my favorite :)

*Check next post for photos. Now, when you click on it, it will open up larger. Couldn't fix it on this post.*

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Praise the Lord!


For those of you who haven't heard, I just recently landed my first official "big-girl job." Since arriving home in May, I have applied for over 50 jobs, in a number of capacities, in maybe seven different cities! Sounds a little excessive right? Well I was certainly getting tired of it. And I was getting really discouraged. I was trying really hard to trust God, and wait for his plan. But I felt like I had been waiting forever...

At church the last few weeks, we've been going through a spiritual emphasis, and have been focusing on different basics of our faith. One week was worry. And man, did that ever hit me right smack in the face. All I've been doing lately is worrying about one thing or the other. So at the end of the message, we all wrote down the one thing that's weighing us down right now, and put it in a shredder on the stage. I wrote "JOB." And I felt better immediately, because it really did feel so symbolic.

Then that next Wednesday, Duncan emphasized worry in youth, and we did a similar exercise. And again, what did I write, but of course, "JOB." Then only a week later, after a quick application, interview, background check, and phone call later, I was offered a job!

So now I am the receptionist in the Classification division of the Department of Corrections. It definitely isn't the most fun thing ever, but it pays me, it's interesting, and I'm looking forward to learning a new job, and meeting new people.

So all this to say, PRAISE THE LORD. I got a job. And here's the object lesson: it really DOES pay to stop worrying, and simply hand over your problems to the Lord. Cuz our awesome God really does have this kind of thing under control.