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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

My 23rd Birthday

Well today (I'm still considering it to be Sunday because I haven't gone to bed yet) was my 23rd birthday, and it was amazing! It was cool because I was actually born on a Sunday too.  I got to go to church this morning, then out to lunch with my family and Zach.  Daddy asked me where I wanted to go eat and I said "Cracker Barrel or J&S" haha. I decided on Cracker Barrel, and it was so good.  While we were there, we found a bumble bee costume for Honeygirl to wear for Halloween! It was actually a little girls' costume, but it ended up fitting her!



After lunch, we came home to have cake and open my presents.  My cake from my parents was so cute! And the gifts they gave me were great. My sister had picked out some really adorable stuff for me, and even bought some if it with her own money! She got me this bracelet that I've really been wanting.  And she wrote something really sweet in my card, and that's what really matters.  Gifts are great, but to real…

There's Still Hope for the Music Business

The Saturday before last, my friend Ashley and I went to Raleigh for 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery's "homecoming birthday bash/album release." There were SO many people there! It was mind-blowing that so many people would show up to see someone who is so humble about his fame.  In fact, Scotty is back in high school in his small hometown of Garner.  But seeing Scotty glorify God and give Him the credit for all of his success was awesome.  And as we drove, we had listened to Ashley's Scotty album, and in most of his songs he mentions his faith.  I just think that with all of the corruption in society today, and especially in the music and entertainment industry, seeing someone like Scotty (and Lauren Alaina, Carrie Underwood, etc) is so refreshing, and it gives me hope for America.  It's hard to find a mainstream artist who will stick up for his or her faith in God and profess so openly Christianity.  What do you think?

This is probably my favorite…

It's a Beautiful Morning

I love Fridays.  I love having 8 a.m. English class most semesters on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This is because that's usually my only class on Fridays, which means I can get a lot done and enjoy my Friday until it's time to go to work. 

Up until the past few days, I had been really depressed about summer ending and fall coming.  Although fall had been my favorite season since I was a little kid, the past few summers have been so amazing that I've fallen more and more in love with summer and everything about it.  So when September came this year, I got pretty sad.  September is always a fairly dull and uneventful month anyway, and it's there for that awkward transition from summer to fall.  This September was the worst I've known, probably.  But usually the day that October comes, everything turns right back around.  This year has been no exception. 

This morning I left class around 9.  It was such a gorgeous morning.  I was instantly reminded of how much and…

Highlights of My Week

OCTOBER is in full swing.  While October is an extremely overwhelming month, it is also one of the absolute most exciting and fabulous months, and one of my favorite.  And not just because my birthday is the 30th (hint hint).  So here we are, done with the first week of this crazy month.  This week has really flown by! I've been pretty busy...Monday night, my sister, Zach, and I went to the Dixie Classic Fair.  The fair is a must every year, and most people that I know go.  It's just a tradition.  It makes everyone feel like a kid again (which isn't hard for me haha).  I was worried that it was raining on the way there, but shortly after we arrived, it stopped, to our relief.  We had a great time :)

Also on Monday, I went to the dentist and found out that I'll have to have my wisdom teeth out over Christmas break :/ Oh well, can't say I didn't see that one coming! haha my mouth hurts so bad :( They took a bunch of x-rays, and that really irritated my gums where …

Sunday Adventure

Today (Sunday), my friend Katie and I headed to Mt. Airy to watch a Civil War reenactment.  The drive to Mt. Airy is so beautiful.  I love the beach the most, but you just can't beat the mountains in the fall.  It was nice and cool, but not cold, so that was good.  It's gonna take me a while to get used to cooler weather, though. 

Anyway, we made it to Mt. Airy, but couldn't find the reenactment, and the lady at the visitor's center was super rude to us about it, so we just decided to go shopping.  After calling my dad and getting directions, we drove to the Virginia state line (second Sunday in a row we've gone to VA haha) because it turns out the reenactment is actually a few miles out of Mt. Airy, right on the VA border.  Well, we still couldn't find it, so we just went to this cute restaurant called the Mayflower and had some delicious seafood (as if I don't eat enough of that already). 

Our day didn't go completely as planned, but it was still nice…