Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Busy as a Bee

I've been so busy lately with school and work that I just haven't had time to blog (who knows if anyone reads this anymore). Anyways, I've decided that starting in January, I want to try to eat at one new resteraunt a month and blog about it. Anyone have any suggestions or want to try places with me, let me know! I made some really yummy cookies a few weeks ago. It was a recipe I found online. They were peanut butter cookies with a surprise inside. I found a recipe online that was called Santa's Snicker Surprise Cookies. I bought some snickers to put inside but I also tried reeses and rolo's. The rolo's were the best! The caramel and chocolate spread through out the middle of the cookie! So good! I now have a new cookie to add to my christmas baking list this year.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I decided to join the Y at the end of september, mainly because I could join for half the price. I haven't been as much as I should, but I'm working on it. I was told to start at a 3.5 pace on the treadmill. The first day, I went a little over 2 miles at that pace. The next time I went I did a 3.5 pace for a mile and a 3.7 pace for the second mile. I ended up doing 2.2 miles. Today I went again and set my pace at 3.8. After the first mile, I increased it to 4.0 for a .1 mile and then went back down to 3.8 after that. When I hit 1.4 miles, I decided to increase it up to 4.0 for another .1 mile (the song on my ipod made me want to run). 4.0 wasn't quite a running pace, but I stayed at that pace for about .3 miles. I ended up doing 2.2 miles in about 40 minutes. Hopefully, I will gradually be able to increase my speed and build up my endurance. Right now, I'm fighting a cough and a potential sinus infection so hopefully once I get past that, I will be able to do more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I'm starting classes to get my medical coding certificate. I'm hoping this well help me get a full time job in the next year. I'm ready to just have a steady, stable income, which in this day and age is going to be hard to find. Anyways, I've been having fun editing photos in photoshop. I must say once I get started, its kind of hard for me to stop. I LOVE IT! I also bought a cupcake book. I just made brownie cupcakes. I have no idea if they taste good or not, but the batter was good. I made everything from scratch! I don't know if I've ever made a cake from scratch before. It was definitely interesting! Here's a picture of my cupcakes.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I've been thinking a lot about my church lately. It's gone through some major changes. I've tried to adjust to these changes. However, I just feel like the spirit is just gone. I have been getting more from the sermons, which was a complaint of mine, but other than that, nothing. I have no fellowship with anyone. I'm not involved in a sunday school, because right now I teach. However, even if I didn't teach, there is no sunday school to go to. I was talking to a friend about it and she made me think about how it's so different from when I first started going there. It was smaller and there was definitely more fellowship between people of all ages. They had dinner on wednesday night and once a year would have a big dinner on the grounds. That's all fallen to the wayside as the church has grown. I found out some recent news that upset me and made me question the decision making. I'm unsure what I'm going to do when august is over. Prayer would greatly be appreciated, because I've been at my current church for over six years and any change would definitely be out of my comfort zone.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reading List

Most everyone knows that I love to read. Normally, I read a lot of fiction. However, lately I've been reading a lot of books besides fiction. Some of my most recent ones have been:

Forgotten God and Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Radical by John Platt

I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby

The Price of Stones by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

On my to read list are:

The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel

Hinds Feet in Hinds Places by Hannah Hurnard

Has Christianity Failed You? by Ravi Zacharias

No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin & Jennifer D. Debler, PhD

Plan B by Pete Wilson

Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst

Jesus Career Counselor by Laurie Beth Jones

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I by no means claim to be an expert on photoshop. However, I'm slowly learning. Here's a little thing I put together which shows the progess I made on one picture. It was really washed out because of the position of the sun, but I figured out how to edit it to make it look a lot better in my opinion anyways.

Monday, May 31, 2010

It's Been Awhile

I can't believe it's been two months since I last blogged! I guess that's what happens when you work 2 jobs and are gone pretty much all day. Anyways, now I'm down to one job, so hopefully I can blog some more. This will have to be quick since I have to work today. I'm moving (again) to Summerville for a year and then I'll be moving again. In the mean time, I'm looking at going to school and hopefully finding a full time job in the next year. I must say I hate packing. Although, I get rid of more and more stuff with each move. I've been going through all my books and making a pile that I'm getting rid of. I also am working on making a list of all the books I have\read so that way I'll know what I own and won't buy duplicate ones. Will try to post more later.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


So I've realized I'm getting really slack about blogging. I don't even know if anyone reads this anymore. I work so much that blogging has gone to the bottom of my list. In the past couple of months, I've gotten a new computer (that I LOVE) except for the mouse pad sometimes changes the screen size. I need to figure out how to stop it from doing that. Windows 7 is really nice and pretty user friendly. My adobe software loaded onto it pretty well, so I can still use it. Yay! In a couple of weeks, I have off my job at Child's Day Out and so I'm going to take some pictures of my friend Kelly's daughters and son. I'm so excited. I feel like I haven't taken pictures in forever! Plus it's getting warmer and the flowers are starting to bloom and so that means lots of pretty flower pictures.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Past Decade

I've been slack about posting things lately, because I've been working so much. To make up for it, here are some highlights and lowlights of the past decade.

I graduated from high school, started college, pledged a sorority and made tons of new friends. My first roommate left within a week and my suitemate, Elspeth, moved in with me. I also worked at Chick-fil-a during my first semester in college.

I became a RA. Krista was my roommate my sophmore year. We watched Shrek every night before we went to bed. Made some more new friends at school.

I went on Summer Beach Project with Campus Outreach in Cocoa Beach. I was in Elspeth's wedding. I was Vice President for my sorority.

I became a RD. I worked the summer at CSU doing summer camps. I was Parliamentarian for my sorority. My brother graduated from high school. I got my first car.

I graduated from college. I worked the summer at CSU doing summer camps again. My cousin got married. I lived with the Dirkes a week before Krista and I got our apartment. I got my first real job at Berenyi.

My grandfather passed away near Easter. Ellisa and I took a ton of road trips to Atlanta and Myrtle Beach.

Krista moved out of the apartment to live with her sister and I lived with the Dirkes for three months and then moved in with the Timms. I was in Ellisa's wedding. I was also in the Passion Play for the first time.

I don't remember much about this year. Must not have been very exciting.

Ellisa had Kristopher in January. I moved out of the Timm's and in with Krista in her townhouse. I lived with her until a few weeks before her wedding. Then I lived with Andy and Ellisa. I was in Gina and Krista's weddings back to back weekends. I had the stomach virus during Krista's wedding. I lost my job. I got my Real Estate License (which I never used). I visited some friends in Chattanooga twice. My brother graduated from college.

I moved in with Carrie in ghetto-lite. Had a family vacation at Tybee. Subbed at Child's Day Out. My brother got engaged. I was offered a job at Child's Day Out and took it. I applied at Lifeway and got hired there and then eventually got promoted to Key Holder. My grandmother passed away a few days before New Years.

That's all I can remember right now.