Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My 'Replacement'

This past Friday my step dad, Drew & Sam went and got the new member of our family.....
A Puppy! :)
 Sam picked it out and named him!  I call him my replacement since of course they get a dog after I am in college!  But on Sunday since I was in town Saturday night babysitting I had to go and meet the new member of the family!
I approve!

Welcome to the family, Buddy!! :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Half Way Through A Semester

I am half way through my first semester of college.  Let's just sit back and think about that for a minute.  HALF WAY through my FIRST Semester in COLLEGE!  Ain't that crazy?

I have gotten through my first Fall break!

I am figuring out what classes I will take next semester.

Thanksgiving break is 33 days away.

This is all so crazy!  

I have gotten into my routines.  Going to classes, doing homework, spending time with friends, going to tutoring and the occasional quiet/alone time.  

Seems like just yesterday I arrived at college!!

Sorry for the boring post, Happy Thursday! :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Declared My Major

On Tuesday I officially declared my major! :)  Elementary Education!

I was really proud of myself and I really didn't know why.  I just think it is, because it's a big step.  Saying 150% that I want this.  I really am ready to start my Education classes and get into the classroom!  Children have always been a big part of my life, and i'm excited to spend forever working with children! :)  It is a big chapter of my life!

Happy Friday!!  I get to go home til Tuesday night for fall break, very exciting!!

Here are some quotes from your Friday!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fun-Filled Weekend

Happy Monday & start of yet another week! :)

I don't know about you, but I had an amazing weekend! :)  I'm excited for next weekend too as it is start of fall break (plus Mon & Tues) so that means I will get to go home!!
Friday night Kayleen came to visit me!! :)  I was so excited for it!  She got here around 8pm on Friday.  I showed her around the dorm and campus.  She met my friends, we made puppy chow, hung out, played pool with one of my friends, and just enjoyed the evening!
Saturday we got up around 10, showered & got ready.  Then we got chinese for lunch and then went to my college's homecoming football game for half of it.  Then just went to walmart with friends and hung out til 5pm!
At 5pm, Kayleen headed home & I head to my grandma's to attend a cousins birthday party.  I went to the party and then hung out at my grandmas and stayed the night.  Today we went to church, went out to lunch, and I did laundry!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Making Others Smile

Have you smiled today?  Have you thought, "Gosh, it's a great day to be alive!"  Have you made someone else smile today?  Have you done something for someone today?  From something simple as holding a door, giving them a smile or saying hi to a stranger?

Our lives are so busy.  We got this and this and that.  We are so busy, we forget to do something for someone else.  So I challenge you to do something for someone else today.  Just smile to a stranger, they may be having a bad day and that smile makes there day.  You never know what someone is going through!!
If there is one thing i've noticed since living in a dorm is the few people I see at 7am (not many) they are always tired and gloomy.  I've been trying to say good morning, smile or say hi to them.  My morning didn't start off the best, but I decided to turn it into a good day.  So I stuck positive sayings on sticky notes around the room! :) 

Happy Thursday!

PS -- Smile, it's almost Friday and everyday is a new day :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I love this time of year!! :)

The weather here is finally starting to cool down a little.  

Things I love about fall:
  • Jean weather...love jeans & flip flops!!
  • LAYERS!  I love layers...Jeans, a shirt, a scarf & sweater = perfection

  • Leaves falling off trees..such a pretty time of year :)
Does it get any prettier?
  • Also means it's holiday season which means lots of family time!!
  • Boot weather, ahh!!!
I love fall!  What do you love about fall?!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Why & Feeling Confident

I've been in college for 7 1/2 weeks.  And I have yet to regret choosing my college.  I love my college!!  I had reasons that made me love this college, but I never had a specific reason why I choose my college.  It always felt right.  In my heart I knew this was my place, from the first time I visited.  It has always felt right.

So I choose this college.  And after being here for this long, I love the college more and more.  Somedays as I walk on campus, i just think about how peaceful it is here.  How pretty it is.  How right it feels.  It feels right here.  No doubt, no question.  And that makes my reason of choosing this college feel even more right.

I'm happy here.  My friends are here.  Teachers that I can email or visit their offices anytime are here.  My small class sizes are here.  Me having to answer questions and being involved in class discussion is here.  My right choice is here.

So if there are any high school seniors reading this..pick a college that in your heart is right.  Of course you need to make sure they have a good program of what you are going into.  And be able to afford it.  But in the end...let your heart choose.  Your heart won't fail you...i promise! :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Five On Friday

It's Friday, wohoo!! :)

Linking up once again for Five On Friday!

  1. My Thursday night was exciting...a little too exciting!  About 8:30pm we started to get rain and hail.  Then it was pouring and then we were in tornado watches.  I hung out with friends keeping an eye on the radar and news.  About 10:45 the sirens go off because of a tornado warning so we made our way to basement and camped out there for awhile before being in clear and then went upstairs and hung out for awhile since we were all very awake after all that!  I didn't make it to bed til 12:30AM!
  2. I got a pretty easy day today!!  I had my 8am class & my 11am class was cancelled!  All I have is lunch with my grandma & a meeting at 3pm!
  3. It amazes me how people who I met the first days and who I thought they were and i've gotten to know people and they are becoming good friends of mine.  It really amazes me and i'm so thankful for all these friendships that are blooming!! :)
  4. Next Friday night/Saturday my best friend (Kayleen) is coming to visit me!!  I'm SO excited!!  It's going to be a crazy weekend next weekend (10.11/10.12/10.13)!  Not only is it homecoming and Kayleen is coming, but Saturday night I'm going to a cousins bday party and staying night at my grandmas with church & brunch the next morning :)  So super excited for next weekend, it shall be awesome!
  5. I am loving this new daycare job!!  I was alone with 6 toddlers on Wednesday and as crazy and stressful as that is being new, I survived and i'm gaining confidence!  Children are my passion and i'm shown everyday that becoming a teacher is 100% right for me!! :)
Happy Friday & have an amazing weekend!
PS -- have you seen my new blogger header?!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Feeling Confident In Friendships

I've been in a wanting to write deep posts type of mood this week..
So here I go again, if you make it through this then congrats to you!

I feel like at the beginning of college and trying to find friends, I wasn't for sure that the other person(s) felt the same way I did.  That they were wanting to be my friend, accepted me for who I am, actually liked me, ect.  

But now I can say their are 3 other girls who I know care about me and all those other things.  And it feels good, to be able to be yourself.  I can sing at the top of my lungs, I can say dorky stuff, ect.  I can be me!

It just feels so good.  To know that you have someone(s) there for you, to talk to, to hang out with, ect.

And one of them has been reading my blog so thank you for being so accepting and a great friend to me..you know who you are ;)

Happy Thursday, the week has flown by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I love all these quotes, and sometimes we need to hear all these things!  I know I needed to hear some of these today, hope they help you too!

“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.” 

“I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”

“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. 
Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. 
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. 
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. 
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see. 
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching.Sleep, even when you're afraid of what the dreams might bring. 
Run, even when it feels like you can't run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because thepain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience---you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don't live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.” 
― Alysha Speer

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” 
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. We should all smile more often.” 
― Steve MaraboliLife, the Truth, and Being Free

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

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