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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.

MM / Don't Worry; Be Happy!

This quote seemed fitting to me for this week because my heart and mind have been so heavy the past few days and weeks. There's so much going on that I catch myself thinking and worrying all the time. Instead of worrying, PRAY! Pray, pray, pray. God even tells us NOT to worry! HE will take care of our needs. He will take care of it all. "So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34 ......................................... In addition to other things, I was really worried and bummed about missing most of VBS at church this week. VBS has always been one of my favorite parts of the summer, ever since I was tiny. God knew my disappointment, and I found a church to help with VBS at in Boone - right beside my apartment complex! I'm so excited to see what God does this week :) Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Remember: DON'T WORRY! eBa

First Day of Summer!

June 21st - the first day of summer, the longest day of the year, and national "Wear Your Lilly Day!" Summer has become my favorite season, so today is super exciting for me! I've been listening to the song "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts all day, because it's perfect for two reasons: 1) It's about summer (duh). 2) And the first line is "See the curtains hangin' in the window in the evening on a Friday night" And today is Friday! Perfect!



Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and a fantastic summer!! eBa

It Built Me - Grandma's House

In two days, one of the houses that "built me" will be a mere memory to me. When my dad was 7 years old, his parents moved the family down to High Point from Galax, Virginia. They moved into a ranch-style brick home that would be filled with years and years of love and happiness. My dad grew up in this house, and from what I've seen in pictures, and from what I know from my experiences, if the walls could talk, they'd have so much to say. I go to the house almost every day. Not because I'm a crazy person, and not because I have emotional issues, but because I like to have peace and quiet to read, it's a comforting place, it's a wonderful place to talk to God for hours without any distractions, and yes, because I know that it won't be long before I can't go there at all, and I want to go while I can. I want to savor it while it's there for me to enjoy. I know it's just a house. Walls and floors and carpet and brick. But like I said, if walls co…

Honeygirl's Birthday Party!!

I finally did it!! I had a birthday party for Honeygirl! I've wanted to for a while, and she's like 13 now, so that's a lot to celebrate! [[I saw on Kathie Lee and Hoda the other day where some people had sent in pictures of their dogs' birthday parties. SO cute.]] So two Sundays ago, I made a sign, went and got balloons and party hats, frozen yogurt with doggie treats inside from Feeney's, a little cake, put Honeygirl's sassy summer dress on her, and we had a party! Honeygirl loved the frozen yogurt with the doggie treats inside. She ate some cake too! Granny brought her a gift and when she opened it she found MORE doggie treats! She stuck her whole head inside the bag trying to get them out. It was adorable. Honeygirl was a regular party animal and thoroughly enjoyed her birthday bash. I love her so much. The whole party was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen.











eBa

Weekly Motivation

Yesterday was so busy that I totally forgot about Monday Motivation (although I needed some!). I moved up to Boone for a five week summer class, and with yesterday being the first day of class, everything was crazy.
So here's this week's motivation! I know everyone at some point has had a task before them that was so daunting it seemed like they couldn't do it. I've kinda felt that way about summer school in Boone! 
So this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt is perfect for this week for me, and hopefully for you too! 
God will help us, and if we do the things we think we can't do, we will feel so accomplished when it's all said and done. 
eBa


"The Party of the Month? No, the Party of the YEAR!"

A week ago today, Ashley and I went to Aaron's Party! For some reason, Ashley is obsessed with Aaron Carter, Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears - the people of "my generation."  So when I found out that Aaron Carter was coming to Greensboro, I had to get us tickets...and meet and greet passes. Because I, myself, used to be a little too obsessed with Aaron Carter not to. And I can't imagine the guilt I would've felt if we'd gone without meet and greet passes. I knew it would make Ashley's life. So on Wednesday night, we found ourselves at Aaron's Party - "The Afterparty Tour." The concert was cool, and we had fun! [[My mind kept flashing back to Chanelle making fun of my Aaron Carter obsession in 6th grade. She even wrote an article in her NEWSPAPER she sent out to us over the summer. The article was to make me mad, and it was titled "Aaron Carter Marries a Mouse."]] Bahahaha Anyway. Afterward, we found our neighbor Katherine, and after …

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation, a la Kathie Lee and Hoda! (I love these little things they're doing now with the quotes.) Hope everyone has a great week! More soon! eBa

"Time Flies" - A Re-Post From Memory Lane

This is actually from a Facebook note that I came across while going through my FB timeline for a trip down memory lane. With all the graduations that happened yesterday, and the fact that my high school graduation was six years ago today, and the fact that I'm just feeling nostalgic and emotional as usual, I decided to re-post some old gems - the ones that deserve another read. This one is from June 18, 2010 at 3:55am. Some things never, ever change. ...................................................................... My baby brother graduated high school almost two weeks ago. Why is this so hard for me to grasp and deal with? I always knew I was an emotional (to put it lightly) person. I've always had nostalgic tendencies, to say the least. But ever since Michael graduated, I've been a nut case. I just feel so old now, and I know that we've officially finished a chapter in our lives and are beginning a new one. I'm just adjusting, that's all. Adjusting t…

Flashback Friday - Full of Fun Stuff

Flashin' back to some events that have occurred in early Junes past today! #1: My brother graduated high school on June 5, 2010. I was so proud of him, and wrote a whole big thing that I'll post later. (That was the last big event that Grandma was able to attend. :( I'm SO glad she got to see him graduate.)
#2: Went to Carowinds with some friends in June 2010 and rode The Intimidator for the first time. It changed my life. I remember riding on it, thinking I would die at first, and then all of a sudden everything became clear and life seemed to make so much sense. I guess a headrush will do that to ya. Anyway, it was one of the best days of my life, and that's how I remember that it was June 8, 2010. That's the day I became interested in Zach, thanks to Justin Hite.

#3: Chanelle and I attended the SW High 2009 graduation, and watched Boots and other friends graduate. Yay!
#4: MY high school graduation - June 9, 2007. This is with my art teacher, Mrs. Coggins.  I took …

California Love (Part 4): DODGERS GAME

Three weeks ago today I went to my first Major League Baseball game! After seeing Mariah Carey tape her medley for the American Idol finale, we checked to see what inning the Dodgers were in, and decided to hurry over to the game from downtown. When we got there, it was like the 6th inning. So we got in for free! I love going to baseball games, so this was awesome for me!! We had a great time. We got to try the famous Dodger Dogs (foot-long hot dogs on regular length buns haha) and watch the remainder of the game from club seats. We didn't find out til after the fact that Scotty McCreery had been there with his dad, since they were in town for the American Idol finale the next night. After the game, we went into the Dodgers shop and got souvenirs.  I got a super cute shirt. :) Dodgers Stadium is gorgeous with all the palm trees around it giving it that California feel.  It was just a really exciting night already, so the game was the cherry on top! Definitely something I won't forget. I…