Day Three: Eight things you couldn't live without.
Music, I would be completely depressed.
Jesus, he died for me, nuff said.
Peanut Butter M&M’s...everyone needs their fix every now and then.
Facebook, I am kind of addicted (I could really live without it, I just don’t want to.)
My friends
My family
My amazing boyfriend

Day Two: Nine things about yourself that most people don't know.
1. I am currently obsessing over Eminem’s new music and I won’t stop until I get his new album.
2. I have never broken a bone.
3. I like to paint, I just don’t get to do it as often as I would like.
4. I never hit the snooze button, the alarm clock goes off and I’m up and at ‘em.
5. I can sing the Star Spangled Banner with my mouth closed.
6. Photography makes me happy… (ok, most people probably know that.)
7. I have a problem…I will go shopping and unless I know exactly what I am looking for and I am planning on getting it, I most likely won’t buy anything. I am too picky and too cheap, lol. Most people have the opposite problem.
8. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 21 years old.
9. I cannot whistle.

SO, the thirty day challenge didn't go so well so let's try something a little shorter. Hopefully I am less likely to slack off this time!

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.

You rock my socks and I miss hanging out with you all the time. I hate that you are always so stressed out and I can’t wait till the day when it is your turn to enjoy life and not have to face problems everyday…that is my dream for you!

The love of my life:
Wowza! I am so madly in love with you and I can NOT flippin’ wait for this weekend. I know I’m not going to see you a lot this week but I think that will make our weekend even more special. I love you!

A friend who shall remain nameless:
I miss the way things used to be. I am sometimes scared for you. I know you are growing up but I don’t want you to fall into things that may hurt you and that you’ll regret. Please be careful!

Another friend who shall remain nameless:
You will be ok! She does not make you who you are and this time of struggle will only make you stronger and more dependent on God. Don’t give up and be strong!!

I miss you! I wish I could have said goodbye. I know you would be proud of your dad, I am! I am so glad that we ran into each other the week before the accident and you told me you loved me; I would be devastated if God hadn’t intervened to prepare me for what was to come.

I miss you way too much! I know things are crazy busy right now for both of us but I hope we can see each other sometime soon!

Guy who came into the office today:
Please take a shower. I tried to be nice and hold my breath and not show that I was really holding back the puke but if you could tell I was disgusted, I am sorry.

You should really grow up. I wish I could tell you this to your face but you really need to stop getting upset over such petty things. It’s not healthy for you, I promise. The world will not even come close to ending because of the things you are in such dire straights about. Put your big girl panties on and get over it! : )

Sanctus Real and Seabird:
Thanks for following God’s will and using your talents to glorify Him. Your albums have really touched my life and I am so thankful!

Michelle Duggar:
Stop having babies…kthanksbye!

Days 2 and 3 of the 30 Day Blog Journal

Favorite Movie and favorite TV Show

The Princess Bride always warms my heart!

I never ever ever get tired of watching Finding Nemo. Love this movie!

Gotta throw in a little action-ish movie. Who can resist Johnny Depp's good looks? Not I!

I love Lost, and I still need to watch to find out what happens at the end...

I cannot tell a lie, this is my guilty pleasure. I don't care, I am a Gleek and proud of it! : )

I came across this idea on the blogosphere and decided that I would give it a try. I don't have a lot of followers but it seemed fun!

Day 1 of my 30 Day Blog Journal is your favorite song. If you know me you know that I love love love music and listen to it all the time. So, this one is a hard start for me so i am going to go for sharing a couple songs I <3>

One song that has been inspirational and encouraging to me a lot lately is Pocket Full of Rocks Come As You Are.

It is so wonderful to be reminded that no matter what we have done, God is not mad at us or disappointed. That His grace is always greater than any wrong choice we decide to make. His mercy is new every morning and He is waiting for us to run to His arms and allow Him to put us back together!

Another song that I just can't get enough of lately is Paramore's The Only Exception. It makes me think of my sweetie and how he loves me and how he is the only exception to the way my life was before him.<3>

It's Monday so I am going to start putting together a mixtape, courtesy of

First song is definitly going to be a love song (as may be some to follow) because as of late a certain boy being in my life has caused me to be more aware of those sweet and sappy lyrics!

I <3 Colie Caillat!

...and her song You Got Me makes me think of my boy!

The way you take my hand is just so sweet,
and that crooked smile of yours,
it knocks me off my feet!
Ooh I just can't get enough
How much do I need to fill me up?
Feels so good it must be love
it's everything I've been dreaming of.
I give up. I give in. I let go. Let's begin,
Cuz no matter what I do (oh)
my heart is filled with you!

It’s beginning to be summer time and boy how I wish I wasn’t a “grown up”. Even though I’m technically not because I still live at home and don’t have a career path set in stone. Anyways, as the hot and humid days of summer approach us, I kinda wish I could sleep in and get up whenever I had to because there was no way I could sleep any longer. I wish I could spend the days driving around having fun with friends, going to the park or maybe going swimming. But alas, I am semi-grown up and still have to work for a living, lol. Can’t somebody put together a petition so that the work week could be condensed to four days instead of five? Please? Oh well, I am not going to hold my breath for that one, but a girl can dream, right?


p.s. even though I can't spend this summer as carefree as I would love to, I have a feeling it's going to be one of the best summers, EvEr!

Lately, there have been images and lyrics stuck in my mind all the time. I wanted to share some of them so maybe you could help me figure out why...

I love when you tell me
that I'm pretty
When I just wake up.
And I love how you tease me
when I'm moody
But it's never too much.
I'm falling fast but the truth is
I'm not scared at all.
You climbed my wall.
You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

I like the way you sound in the morning
We're on the phone and without a warning
I realize your laugh is the best sound I have ever heard
I like the way I can't keep my focus
I watch you talk, you didn't notice
I hear the words but all I can think is we should be together

What you got boy, is hard to find
I think about it all the time
Im all strung out my heart is fried
I just cant get you off my mind!
Because your love your love your love is my drug

It's like catching lightning
The chances of finding someone
Like you
It's one in a million
The chances of feeling the way
We do
And with every step together
We just keep on getting better

it starts in my toes
makes me crinkle my nose
whereever it goes i always know
that you make me smile
please stay for a while now
just take your time
where ever you go

...and I don't know how it gets better than this,

you take my hand and drive me head first


I don't know why but with you

I'd dance in my best dress


My thoughts in pictures...a day late!

I woke up today praising God for what He has done, is doing and will do and was determined that today was going to remain a day of praise. I guess it is in those times where we are burdened the most. I know friends who are facing difficulties and trials and my heart breaks for them. Then it comes to me. I don’t understand how someone can try so much to do something that is good and right and never seem to get any headway.
I got off of a call earlier this morning and cried, hysterically. It had to have been one of those ugly cries. I have been trying since 2006 to get into a Nursing program. When I applied to the University of Memphis that semester I was told that since I had unsuccessfully completed a course at Liberty University I must return there and retake it with a passing grade. I did this, I took my happy but back to Virginia and retook a Nursing course and lived off campus for that year and paid all that money and passed…YAY!!! After that I reapplied to Memphis several times to no avail. My advisor told me I would be more likely to be accepted if I took some additional prerequisite courses in order to get my GPA up a little higher. So, I did that, because advisors know what they are talking about, right? WRONG, apparently.
After applying last week to the U of M nursing program I received a letter stating that since I unsuccessfully completed a Nursing course in a previous Nursing program I could not be considered eligible for admission. I thought that my transcript must not be complete or there had to have been some mistake. So, I called the nursing program admission office. Well, they returned my call and said that they are aware I retook the class but that it doesn’t matter because once a Nursing course has been failed in another program, the U of M will never consider the student in good standing and will never admit them. I was furious, and I don’t usually get that way. I tried to explain to her that my transfer nursing advisor has been advising me and never once expressed to me that there was any chance that I would NEVER be considered for admission. She told me things that would help my chances when in actuality NOTHING will help my chances, because there are none and never have been. SO my question is what have I been doing the past three years? Wasting my time and money for something that will never exist? I am so frustrated!! My co-workers probably thought someone had died when they heard how upset I was. All I can say is that advisor and the dean will be getting contact from me, and it probably won’t be pretty.

However, before this dreaded call came though threatening to ruin my day and cause me to question God, I read a quote I have posted at my desk.
I guess God was trying to prepare me for the upcoming ordeal because it kept repeating in my head over and over again and I even looked up verses to add to it so that others may get some encouragement from this saying.
So, as I sit here and wonder what the next step is and why my time and money and effort and emotions have been exhausted, I will try to remember.

I am too positive to be doubtful. James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
Too optimistic to be fearful. Isaiah 35: 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."
And too determined to be defeated. Romans 8:36-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I would LOVE to win an iTunes giftcard, so I am bloggin about it on her to get some extra entries....isn't this fun!! YaY! is giving one away!