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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.

MoTD: Senior Shirts!

Last week, I helped my friend Christine make her shirts for the first week of her senior year at Southwest High School (where I went!). It brought back sweet and wonderful memories of making my own shirts for the first week of my senior year in high school, so I went hunting for the pictures that I have of me and my friends in our shirts :) "Senior girls are to DYE for"   "All the boys wink at the senior girls in PINK"
"We're the hottest so they've said, nothing is better than senior girls in RED" Good times! eBa 

First Day of Graduate School!

black&yellow black and yellow black&yellow ...I heard that song on the way back from my very FIRST graduate class at Appalachian State University tonight. It went really well! It was a great day. There are only seven people in my class, the professors are super nice, the mountains are beautiful, and I have what seems like it's gonna be a great assistantship! I wore my lucky first-day-of-school shoes!
pretty mountains Stay tuned for more of my graduate school adventures! eBa

FIRST MOTD: August 19th

This "MOTD" is from a Facebook "note" I wrote two years ago today.  It explains the significance of August 19th and what it means to me.  As you know, I'm a dates person!

August 19, 2010

So tonight was Chanelle's last night in High Point, and I've been pretty depressed (to say the least) that summer is almost over. I get this way this time each year. Interestingly enough, though, pretty substantial things tend to happen around this time of year.
So after a fun night of taking pictures and driving around with Alex, getting "Bajjjjja Blast" at Taco Bell, me and Chanelle had a great conversation. It started with my realization that it was August 19th.
"Oh my gosh, I flooded my Jeep four years ago today! That means tomorrow is Garrett's birthday!"
I thought back to the memorable night of 8/19/06. I was seventeen and had as much freedom and adventure running through my veins as I did blood. With some friends from Garrett's 18th b…

Memories of the Day

So I've only had my blog for less than a year, and obviously a whole lot has happened to me before this year, and even during this year that I haven't blogged about.  My solution to this is a "Memory of the Day" blog! I will blog about anything interesting that has happened to me in the past, and label the blogs with "MOTD." I'm excited! I'm gonna start today.






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End of Summer Blues

If I'm gonna be completely honest, I have to say that every year around this time, I get a little depressed. Nothing too serious, but I just feel frustration and sadness because the summer is ending, and I do NOT do well with transitions.  Plus, I set SO many goals for myself at the beginning of the summer, and sometimes I don't get to everything (often times because I'm a PROCRASTINATOR).  Sometimes by this time in August, I think of all of the things I wish I'd done differently.  Now LAST year, I packed my summer with day trips, trips to Carowinds with my sister, visits to Grandma, hanging out with friends, etc.  My summer last year was amazingly fun, but I didn't get much done as far as crafting or cleaning my room (which I've been meaning to clean for the past three summers).  I don't remember feeling this bad at the end of last summer, though, because I knew I had done so many fun things and gone places.

At the beginning of THIS summer, I decided I woul…

Two Years

Year Two <3


A little over a week ago, Zach and I celebrated our two year anniversary of dating.  I really cannot believe it has been two years. It seems like just yesterday we were meeting for the first time. We've done so many fun things together in the past two years. I feel like God has blessed me so much. Zach is so patient and funny and kind, not just to me, but to everyone.  He is also very determined and goal-oriented. He is well-rounded. He is adorable. And best of all, he loves Jesus. We try to pray together every night, and I believe that that is one of the things that has kept us going.
Zach was there for me during the hardest time in my life - last September when my grandmother passed away.  I'm so very glad she got to meet him.  She always wanted to approve of whoever I would end up with, and I wanted her approval.  She loved Zach.  Everyone in my family does, and that is so important to me. 
Anyway, last Wednesday (August 1) was our two year anniversary.  August …