Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I'm up at 2 am and the weather is so cool outside and I'm just thinking about things...realizing that a lot of the things I freak out about don't matter and that what really matters are family and friends and GOD and making sure that my relationships with all of them are strong.  Especially my relationship with my Savior.

I'm also thinking about how Ashley and I complained a lot today and acted so bored and when we finally went to the pool we still acted unhappy, but as I was laying there in the sun, I was thinking, "Tomorrow, or even in a few hours, it won't matter that we didn't get to the pool as early as we wanted to today, or that the pool isn't playing the kind of music I want to listen to. What will matter is that we had fun together on a summer day" (once we finally stopped complaining and got out of the house). 

In everything we do, we are creating memories.  That's why I try so hard to make everything perfect, but that's the thing.  Things are NOT going to be perfect all the time! In fact, there are so many wonderful and priceless memories that are made when things don't go as planned, or things don't turn out perfectly.  I think that's kind of what the pastor at Impact was saying on Saturday night.  God has EVERYTHING under control, and yes we need to pray and read our Bibles, but other than that, we DON'T NEED TO WORRY!!!! He does not want us to worry. 

Lesson learned today: Stop complaining, stop worrying.  Don't get angry if I can't cram 1,000 things in a day, and just ENJOY each moment for what it is.  I know for a fact that in the years to come, it won't matter whether I got to the pool in time to work on my tan.  What will matter is that I spent quality time with the sister that I prayed for for years when I was little because I wanted someone to do things with, like go to the pool. <3


Monday, June 25, 2012

Over the Weekend

I always love the weekends, although they're super busy.  I just uploaded all of my pictures from this past weekend, and despite the fact that I should be catching up on writing about stuff that happened this past semester, I'll post about my weekend!!

Friday night I went to a wedding. My friend Marie got married at the most beautiful venue in Bermuda Run.  It was an amazing outdoor wedding with a reception in a gigantic barn.  I was so happy to be a part of the special night.  Me and Zach had so much fun.

 Of course Zach had to make things out of the wedding favors...

Saturday was Brooke and Lexie's tea party! Brooke and Lexie are sisters and are 12 years apart, but their birthdays are June 28 and 29, so they had a tea party together to celebrate.  It was so much fun! The food and tea were great, and we love any excuse to put on a flowery dress and a big sun hat :)

 [[my feet are awkwardly big...]]

On Saturday night we went to a cool service at Kenzie's church!

On Sunday we got to see Baby Ellie!! She's SO active now; she just had her first birthday party, and she is getting so big.  And beautiful!!!

Also on Sunday, my sister, brother, and I (and Honeygirl!) took pictures for my parents' anniversary on Thursday.  We did this two years ago for their 30th anniversary, and last time we wore white shirts and didn't take Honeygirl.  I'll admit, it is not easy trying to get a curious Beagle to pose for pictures, and it was about 100 degrees out, so we didn't get as many as we wanted to, but I do love the ones we got!

Then last night, we kicked off Vacation Bible School at church. I'm helping out in the third grade class, Ashley is helping out in the 4 year old class, and Zach is helping with the boys' crafts. It's gonna be a fun week of VBS!!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

50 of My Favorite Songs (This was HARD)

[[fifty great songs]]

1. Burning Love - Elvis Presley (all-time favorite, hands down)

2. Fast Cars and Freedom - Rascal Flatts (favorite country song)

3. Where the Green Grass Grows - Tim McGraw

4. Ain't Nothin' Bout You - Brooks & Dunn

5. Miss Grace - The Tymes

6. Holy, Holy, Holy - hymn
7. Our God is an Awesome God - Michael W. Smith

8. Everlasting Love - Carl Carlton

9. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

10. Carolina Girls - Chairmen of the Board

11. Larger Than Life - Backstreet Boys

12. I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

13. Diamond Girl - Seals and Crofts

14. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Clay Aiken/Elvis Presley

15. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

16. Baby, Baby - Amy Grant

17. Thy Word - Amy Grant

18. The Wonder of You - Elvis Presley

19. A New Day Has Come - Celine Dion

20. Good For Me - Amy Grant

21. Ode to Joy (Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee) - hymn

22. How Great Thou Art - Elvis Presley

23. Amazing Grace - Elvis Presley

24. O Come All Ye Faithful (couldn't resist)

25. I'm Alive - Celine Dion

26. All of My Love - Led Zeppelin

27. Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

28. Stand By Me - Ben E. King

29. Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

30. Fly Over States - Jason Aldean

31. All My Loving - The Beatles

32. Forever - John Stamos & The Beach Boys

33. Wouldn't it be Nice - Beach Boys

34. Ghost Riders in the Sky - Johnny Cash

35. Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell/Elvis Presley

36. Oh My Gosh - Usher

37. Conga - Gloria Estefan

38. Words - Elvis Presley

39. You'll Be There - George Strait

40. Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds
41.  Remember the Time - Michael Jackson
42.  Snow - Red Hot Chili Peppers
43.  Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
44.  Would You Go With Me - Josh Turner
45.  Crazy (original version) - Britney Spears
46.  Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell
47.  Jolene - Dolly Parton
48.  How Great is Our God - Chris Tomlin
49.  I'll Be There - Jackson 5
50.  It's Gotta Be You -  Backstreet Boys

...I think I got them all. Thanks for reading!!