Sunday, July 27, 2008

Energetic Eighteenth

Jon and I on our 6 month anniversary :)

On my way to dinner and a movie with friends...

So for almost 2 weeks I have not had to work, I was not on the schedule for awhile and then the family I work for had their step-daughter keep the 2 kids for awhile so, I am on a semi vacation...however, the setback to this is not making money so hopefully I will be back on the schedule this week! 

I have had so much energy during this 2 week break, I helped clean out my room at home-my parents have our house on the market, and helped my get the house cleaned and organized, then came back to Cleveland and helped my boyfriend clean and organize his house and we celebrated our 6 month anniversary :) then I spent all of yesterday cleaning my room and getting things that I never had a chance to unpack, unpacked. I still have some unpacking to do but should be done in the next few days.

I also have just had a blast with my friends this week, just so much fun hanging out and spending time together, it's really felt more like summer and its been so nice :)

So, I am gonna clean some more and then meet Jonathan at the gym for bf/gf workout! 


Food for today's thought:
"The summer night is like a perfection of thought." -Wallace Stevens

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Short Seventeenth

Not much to update here...Zoe made it safely to Colombia and we miss her already!
Tomorrow is my 6 month (new) anniversary with Jonathan, so I am going back to Cleveland; I've been at home for over a week just chillin with the fam.
Today mammy and peepaw (my grandparents) came over and brought lunch with them-mammy's famous chicken salad! It was nice to hangout and fellowship.
This afternoon Aaron, Zoe's boyfriend-who is living at our house on and off- and I are going to see The new Batman movie The Dark Knight, I'm trying to befriend him and help take his mind off missing Zo so much poor guy :(
So, thats all for now!

Food for today's thought: 
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."- Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sorta Sad Sixteenth

A montage for Zo:

This is Zoe's leaving week, she is moving to Bogota, Colombia in South America to be a missionary for awhile, and I am sorta sad thats she's leaving, sorta sad in the sense that I am so happy for her because she has been wanting this for so long but sad in the sense that I am gonna miss her soo much! 

Zo, I know that your gonna read this, and I just want you to know that I love you so much and I am so glad that through the crappy stuff I got you :) I am soo excited that you are gonna live out the calling you have felt for so long and I can't wait to see what happens with dresses ;)
Love you so much!

Food for today's thought:
"Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But, if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there, defending you against all comers. -Pam Brown

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Feeling Fifteenth

Well, as the title says, I am feeling...a lot. Although I don't really feel like getting into it all, I did want to express some of my thoughts.

I am missing my boyfriend Jonathan, due to my Canadian visit and his ministry work we have only seen each other one day for three weeks, and I am missing his presence in my day-to-day...

Memorial day, May 2008

I am already missing my sister, Zoe who is moving to Colombia, South America next week to start her life as a missionary there... 

Memorial day craziness, May 2008...

I am missing my dad, with little reason to give, other than with the things and thoughts that are going on right now, his presence is greatly missed...

My little brother Ben, Daddy and me circa 1992...

I am missing my 2 dear friends Andrea and Amanda because they mean the world to me, and not having them here is more difficult than I ever expected...

Amanda, Andrea and I in our last month of college together, May 2007...

So, with all that said, I know life goes on, and missing people only makes them more special :)

Food for todays thought: 
"Why can't we get all the people together in this world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-buys. I know what I need. I need more hello's. 
-Charles M. Schulz

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fresh Fourteenth

Well, as demanded :) by my sister, it's time for an update: 

So, we rolled in yesterday afternoon from Canada, exhausted, as we had gotten up at 3:30 that morning, had a flight, a layover and a delayed flight back into Atlanta...My grandparents graciously picked Zoe and I up from the airport and then waited around for Mom, Derryck and Josiah to roll in about an hour later. After picking us up they dropped Zo and Jo off and the 5 of us went to Mexican, enjoying a nice margarita and some lovely food :)

Last night I went to bed at 9, and slept til 10 this morning lol, I was soo tired, but today I felt much more fresh and revived, however it is time for sleep again, and I am getting sleepy!

Canada was amazing and so much fun, I loved being there and meeting new family, it was a definite blessing!

Tomorrow is a fun day planned with Zoe, a girls day that I am looking forward to!

Enjoy some pics of the trip! 

Food for today's thought:
"I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
-W.B. Yeats