Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sad Goodbyes

On Wednesday my best friend Amanda flew away to Australia to do her student teaching abroad. We took her to the airport and hung around for a little while until it got closer to time and then we walked her to the gate, said our goodbyes, hugged and then we watched her walk away. It was so sad because while she was leaving she was crying and we were all crying.... ahh so sad. She will be coming back home on Dec. 11th and im sure a big group of us will go out to pick her up.
As for the rest of the week I have been babysitting and tying up all the loose ends on school stuff. Im officially a student at Vol State now and im going to get my Bachelor in Elementary Ed, if only I would have kept my major that in the first place I would be graduating!! Oh well I have learned a lot on my little adventure through college. This semester I really am going to try my hardest and get this over with... hopefully all my grades will be good! :) Ha I sound like a dork!
Last night I babysat Jack and Emily for the "last time" and they had bought me cupcakes for my birthday that will be on Tuesday and we all came over to my house bc my sister was having a party. We all had fun, the girls and Jack danced and ran around like little crazies!
Tonight I was going to go on a double date with my bro and his girlfriend and Kyle, but I remembered this morning that I have to babysit for a couple... at least I can still do dinner with everyone.
The pictures are from the airport and last night!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kayaking and Double Dates!

Last Wednesday, Kyle and I went to the Hendersonville Lake to go kayaking! It was my first time to ever do that and we had so much fun! To be my first time I think I did great and we went so far out, surprisingly it wasn't tiring at all. While we were out there we went to 2 islands and Kyle wanted to go exploring but that was a big No on my part!! It was very nice to be out on the water especially since it was during sunset. It was so peaceful and quiet, Kyle and I were able to talk about things and have a nice time to ourselves. My favorite thing about being out there was the sunset, every time I see the beautiful sky or a sunset like that night I always think of my cousin. I can not even imagine how beautiful Heaven is going to be, the sunset is just a little treat for us here still on earth. After we left there we went to his house to watch a movie on his big screen... im so glad he has a theater room now.... it makes watching movies so much more fun! :)
On Friday night Amanda and her boyfriend, Kyle and I all went to Barfeilds to eat and it was great... the service was a little off but the food was good! Afterwards we went to Kyles (go figure). The guys played pool while us girls went out to the porch to drink some yummy coffee. Later that evening we went up to watch a movie. The night was great and I cant wait to do it again soon.
So far today has been rough and I am not sure if it will be getting any easier. This morning I have been missing my Dustan a lot and on top of that my BEST friend Amanda is leaving for Australia and she is staying until December!! I can not believe it has come so soon, I am going with her parents today to drop her off at the airport and it will be very sad... im not looking forward to it! :( We already said that we are going to try not to cry but after the way this morning has been going I dont think that will happen. The good thing is there is email and of course facebook and myspace so we will be able to keep in touch. We also have a thing on our computers where we can talk and see each other! :)
Please keep her in your prayers today, pray that her flight will go well and that she will love the people that she is staying with and she will have favor with who she comes in contact with!
Thank You!! :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Passing By....

These past couple of weeks have flown by! I feel like time has been going by so quickly lately and nothing I do can slow it down... I dunno its a very strange feeling. Anyways babysitting has pretty much been what has been keeping me busy on a daily basis, if I have a day off with my kids (jack and emily) then I am watching my sister and cousin. (Pictures above are who I am talking about... we are constantly doing something) Dont get me wrong I very much enjoy my time with these children and I am not looking forward to the fact that summer is almost over and that I may have to find a job of some sort. I would really like to work at a daycare or pick up a few more cleaning jobs... who knows what will happen! Last week my aunt, her friend and I went to see Beth Moore and it was amazing. We heard exactly what each of us needed and I learned that no matter what the circumstance God is always with you and knows what you are facing. He defiantly showed up and meet us in our places of need. Hailee told me last week to beware because at that moment I was at a high place and was so spiritually filled up... she said that I do not need to let anyone take that away bc things will start to happen if not careful and the joy that once was there can easily be stolen if I didnt continue my journey and protect my heart. She was so right... I think about that almost daily, it is so weird that you can be so high and then boom there you are again, the things you think you have overcome start coming back. This week has been extremely hard, maybe one of the hardest... the realization that my precious little cousin is not coming back is so hard for me to grasp. Sometimes I get sick to my stomach even thinking about it. I know that I will never get to the point where I dont think about it, but I thought that I had finally come to the place where I was at peace with everything, apparently not!
Tonight we had a girls night for some of my aunts to get together and catch up, one of my friends came along as well. We ate at a Mexican restraunt and then we walked around the out door mall, we went into the book store and a few of my aunts bought some books. Then we headed to the movies to see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. It was super cute and I had tons of fun!! :) I was so happy to see everyone come out and spend time together outside of church!!
Im looking forward to tomorrow, my friend Amanda and I are going swimming and I hope to catch some rays!
The two pictures are from tonight one of them my sister took and then the one where my aunt aprils eyes were closed a stranger took... excuse the bud light sign!!