Skip to main content

About Me

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

"The Girls are Back in Town" Holiday Weekend

Well, the Blizzard of 2016 has pretty much wiped out my weekend this weekend, but thankfully last weekend was so great that it doesn't matter too much.

Last weekend was stellar. Not only was it a long holiday weekend, but a few of my best friends that live out of town came in for the weekend. 

On Friday evening, Grace came in from the coast to spend the weekend in Gboro for a conference. I got to spend some quality time having coffee with her in her peaceful hotel lobby as we caught up and just had a precious, wonderful time talking about the future and The Lord and sharing bits of fears and encouragement and faith. I cherished the time so much, especially since Grace is going to be studying abroad in Australia for the next few months and I won't get to see her!

On Saturday, Leanna (bride-to-be) came from VA and Elyse (bridesmaid) from Charlotte. We had a wonderful lunch at Olive Garden, followed by a trip to the mall to try on bridesmaid dresses and shoes. Maxie B's was next in order of business (one of the best bakeries in the area) for cake and more catching up and heart-to-hearts. We had Potbelly's for dinner (my first time experiencing what I later learned is a popular sandwich chain up north). It was a lovely day and made me feel so grateful.
I'm SO stoked to be such a huge part of Leanna's big day and so happy that she found a wonderful guy to spend the rest of her life with. 

That evening, my sister, Sarah, Grace, and I had coffee at Caribou and more hotel lobby/heart-to-heart time (I was blessed with so much of that this weekend!). It was so relaxing and I soaked it all in with gratitude. 

Sunday was January 17th. 
(January 17th is always a pretty hard day. On January 17th, 2010, my brother's best friend passed away. They were seniors in high school. Some of the darkest days of our lives followed. And on January 17th of 2014, the little beagle that we had loved and cherished for 13 years passed away, leaving us distraught. It was like the day was cursed, and I decided I hated January 17th forever.)

But this January 17th was good.
I spent quality time cuddling Emery and snapping pictures of her in the light dusting of snow that fell that morning. 
I was a part of the TLC show My Big Fat Fabulous Life as an extra for the first time, at the dance studio I went to as a kid - Greensboro Dance Theatre. That's all I'm gonna say about that for now, but when I say I'm "excited" about this new opportunity, that's a huge understatement.
(Stay tuned!)

Monday consisted of a lot of good food (including discounted doughnuts from KK) and a good gym session.

Last weekend was JUST what I needed before life gets super crazy. :)




Popular posts from this blog

SSP for Warby Parker!

A couple years ago a friend told me about this really trendy site where she ordered her eyeglasses. I had asked her where she got such cute eyewear and her answer was  "Warby Parker!"
I went to the website and was overwhelmed by all the choices! Not only were the glasses trendy, but there were many traditional looks, and awesome colorful frames as well. There were countless options for both men and women, in prescription glasses, non-prescription, AND sunglasses!
I feel like sporting glasses rather than contacts has made a comeback in a big way, and now glasses are an accessory and make a bold statement to complete your look in addition to helping you see.
If you order from WP, you can have FIVE pairs sent to you if the glasses are "available for try-on" before you actually buy them! I have a friend who did this, and it was so easy and fun. I feel like many times, people are wary of ordering frames online since they can't try them on and see how they look, but Warb…

Riches I Need Not, Nor Man's Empty Praise

I haven't written anything on here since MARCH. ...not anything from my own spiritual journey. I've done promotions for two companies and that's all I've posted. I am realizing that when I write, I am a better person. I can't believe I haven't written on here in seven months. It makes me sad. I've felt a void!

Ironically, though, what I came here to write is the same topic as what I last posted about - what others think. I found a version of "Be Thou My Vision" that I really love about a month ago, so it's been on repeat. As I'm busy with everything going on in life, I have to constantly remind myself to keep my eyes set on Christ. The line that has stuck out to me the most over the past month is
"Riches I need not, nor man's empty praise."

I'm teaching 9th and 11th grade this semester. In both classes we are reading books set in the Great Depression. We've had discussions (sometimes debates) about how money can't …

Fix My Eyes on You

On the day I called You answered me And the hope in my soul increased I lift my hands And turn my eyes To the God who heals my heart And gives me peace
You are more than My words could ever say You are Lord over all Over all of my days I will see this season through I will fix my eyes on You Only You ~Hillsong
I heard this song for the first time the other day when I was really anxious about some stuff during my planning period at work. I didn't feel good and my mind was a little overwhelmed.  During those times when my mind is so boggled, it's hard to just sit back and have peace.  During those tumultuous times when it seems like everything is going the opposite of what you'd planned and everything seems to spin out of control, it's hard to remember that God, the Creator of all being, is in control. During those times of change and confusion, it's hard to trust that everything is working out just the way God has planned it to. During those times when life's just p…