Saturday, May 28, 2011

Adult Life

Do you know a girl that has always dreamed about growing up, going to college, meeting the man of her life, and becoming a mom? Does work ever come into that dream? Yep, that's me! Since I was little I have always dreamed of becoming an adult. Now that I have been out of high school for a year I have realized that those dreams/goals don't happen easily.

Nobody told me that it would be hard work. I don't recall anyone ever mentioning having to work and do things you didn't like just to reach a goal. Though, I do know that it will all be worth it one day!

With all of that said... It's a Saturday night and I'm working. I would love to be with friends and family right now on the Memorial weekend, but I'm here. Did I mention that I work all day Sundays? It's true. Every Sunday... I'm the girl that watches church online. For a while it was okay with me, but now it really is starting to bother me. I would love to be in church on Sundays, but it just isn't possible. Though, I am thankful that I do have a job.

I am slowly trying to save my money, but I feel like I have all of these bills needing to be paid. Wait. That is part of growing up, huh? When I graduate from college my goal is to be debt free of student loans. So far I have to say that I am doing pretty well. I guess it is safe to say that that is where my savings money is currently going.

One more thing!I am thankful for my family today. I was able to go spend some time with my sisters in the city these past two days. Last night I babysat and took Sydney and Spencer to Pei Wei and for an ice-cream treat, while my sister and her husband went on a date to the movies! It was fun just to be able to relax and have fun with family!

Just had some yummy ice-cream! They were so excited to ride in the convertible

Before I headed back to work today we spent a little time in the sun at White Water. Oh boy do I love realxing and having fun...Not work! Ha! I'm thankful!!!

Philippians 4:6
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Plans...Where am I Being Led?

Well to start it off I'm not even sure what all I have to say on here today...


These past couple of days my heart has been so heavy just thinking about all of the damages of these tornadoes. Between the Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, and now the Oklahoma tornadoes it has taken a toll on many people. So many have lost families, friends, homes, churches, and even work places.

It amazes me to see that the only thing standing in this church and area is the cross. It truly shows that He is still for us(His children)even in the midst of suffering.

I am so thankful, but at the same time I almost feel guilty just looking at what all I have and have been wanting. As I was driving to work this morning all I could think about were those things. It makes me want to down size in the things that I do have. I do not need all of these material things. It has left me in a place where all I can do is be thankful for each person and thing that I still have in my life.

I have been looking into ways that I can help in any way. We all know we can pray, but if all everyone does is only pray then how does something get accomplished. I guess we need to pray and ask God specifically,"How can I help? Reveal to me what I need to do." I know there are many churches and towns that are trying to gather things up around the community such as, toilet paper, food, water, and etc. I do know that Life Church of Stillwater is accepting items until Friday morning and will take a group(whoever wants to join) to Joplin, Missouri. I would love to go, but due to work I am not able to right now.

How will you make a difference?Big Decisions

Right now I'm in the process of relying on God to show me which way to go. I don't know what, why, or where I will be led, but I have been so burdened lately. I want whatever will assist me in making me closer to Him. Until I feel at peace in knowing where He wants me, I will continue to believe that He will show me the way.

On a side note.. Did you know that about 1,500 people are still missing from the Joplin tornado??

Isaiah 42:16,"But I'll take the hand of those who don't know the way, who can't see where they're going. I'll be a personal guide to them, directing them through unknown country. I'll be right there to show them what roads to take, make sure they don't fall into the ditch. These are the things I'll be doing for them-sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One Year Down?

I have already accomplished one year of college? I cannot believe how fast it went! It has turned out to be a good year! I have meet and reconnected with some great people that will I will be able to call friends for life. I have learned so much about myself this year. There has been some unexpected twists that have made me realize that truly God has everything in plan. There is no need for me to plan my life out because He knows what is best and will bring what is to happen to pass. I am still walking by faith day by day.

Proverbs 3:5-6>"5.Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. 6 Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track."

Easter Weekend

My sisters and nephew.. Heidi, Emily, Bentley, Lauren, Aiden and I at The Cheesecake Factory for Heidi's birthday!

My sister Kristin and Husband Chris

My dad made carrots that are candy holders and put together the kid's Easter baskets

I do have an ANNOUNCEMENT.... One of my best friend's Jade is getting married! I am so excited to see her walk down that aisle this July! She chose Megan and I as her two friends to be in her wedding and to go wedding dress shopping. Let me tell you... It's beautiful! :)

Bonfire night with some friends.. Katie, Jade, Megan, Justin, and Chelsea
(We recruited Justin to make our pyramid complete!)

Who's the ring fingers?? Jade and Katie. Katie is another sweet and fun friend that just got engaged last week! So excited for her!
Who's the single ladies? Miss Megan and I! Our day is coming girl! ;)

Now to cheer the Thunder on...