Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Happy Wednesday y'all! 
Here's a few things I'm loving on this warm, sunny day! 

I'm loving this performance of "Over You" that Blake and Miranda did on The Voice last night to pay tribute to those from Oklahoma. Might I add that the story of the teacher who said, "I did what teachers aren't supposed to do. I prayed" just gives me chills. 

I'm loving that I'm actually making some money for being in the classroom now! Subbing can be quite an experience, but I'm so thankful for the opportunity. 

I'm loving that no matter what I go through, the stress, the worries, my incredible boyfriend always finds some way to make me laugh. 

I'm loving these Pinterest inspirations to get in shape. Without these to be my reminder, I'd be huge. 

Finally, I'm loving that no matter what goes on in this world, God is still a refuge and provides even in the most difficult situations. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Relay for Life 2013...

Last night was Relay for Life in our town. This is a special time for our community. Cancer is something every one of us has dealt with whether it be through friends, family members, or ourselves. Personally, my Papa died from cancer when I was young. My boyfriend's family has been affected deeply. His grandmother passed away a few years ago and had an aunt and uncle who passed away at a young age. Also, his dad was diagnosed this past summer but won the fight! All glory to God. It was a great celebration last night. Here's a few (blurry camera phone) pictures to show you how it went. 
Benji's Dad before the survivor walk

Benji & his family 

Later that night
And this right here ladies, is male bonding. Just kidding, but this picture is becoming a Relay tradition. What can I say? Gotta love 'em. 

Please keep all of those affected by cancer in your prayers! 
Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Need a Laugh?

Happy Thursday y'all!
I stumbled upon this video and DIED laughing. I couldn't help but share it with y'all.


Aren't they just awesome?!? 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Celebration Weekend...

I am officially a college graduate. Maybe I should rephrase that... I am NO LONGER a student. Now, that sounds a little scary. The good Lord above has thrown me out into the real world. Thankfully, I know He's prepared me for this great adventure that is ahead of me. One little phrase that I keep in mind, "Trust and Obey." I've had such a great time celebrating my graduation. From the after party with homemade ice cream and boiled peanuts to the day spent in Clemson, I've had a ball. Here's a few pictures to show y'all so you can see just how much fun I've had. 

The graduation party with the CHURCH PEW I got! 

And a few from Clemson...

Today, I was thrown into the real world... my first day of substitute teaching. Thankfully, it was my class I had during internship. So, it was kind of like tip toeing into the shallow end of the pool. Anyways, I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and marvelous Monday! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday...

It's been quite a while since I've liked up with Jamie for WILW, but here's a few things I'm loving on this (finally) sunny day...

I'm loving that I sold my first product on TPT! Woo hoo. You should totally check it out. I have some neat free stuff on there too. 

I'm loving that my parents got me tickets to see Little Big Town for a graduation present! However, the fact that it's tonight, and I'm not sure what I'm wearing yet is not so exciting. 

I'm kinda loving that I'm graduating tomorrow. I am super excited to start this next phase of life as a teacher, but it is a little weird that adulthood is here. 

Oh man am I loving this next thing! We are headed up to Clemson on Saturday for a baseball game! It's a graduation/Mother's day celebration! My mom and brother have never been to Clemson so the boyfriend and I are excited to show them around. 

Last but not least, I am loving these cute summer clothes. If only I can get a tan to go along with these clothes. 

Have a happy, happy Wednesday y'all! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hello Again Blog World...

I know it's been a while, but I have a great excuse! I was student teaching. I had all the best intentions of blogging during my internship, but let's face it... it's a lot of work. To have the job of a teacher and all the paperwork of a student took priority over my blogging. However, like Uncle Si would say, "I'm back, Jack!" 
I had an incredible experience this semester, and I know that this is what God created me to do. I absolutely love the classroom and fell in love with my 4K babies. Yes, I did cry on my last day. I can't believe how quickly the time went by. Next week I'll be graduating and hopefully having a classroom of my own. Until then, I'll remember all the amazing times I had in the crazy world of 4K. 

As you can tell, I was showered with gifts when I left. I had so much fun that those early mornings didn't even matter. Graduation, here I come! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WILW Passion 2013...

There is nothing more that I am loving on this damp Wednesday than watching the live webcast of Passion 2013. I encourage each and every one of you to tune in. It's a life changer, for sure. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.
I guess it's officially here since I got a good helping of black eyed peas, greens, and corn bread today. (Props to Mama for an awesome meal.) This year is gonna be HUGE. I really can't believe that all these changes are about to take place in my life, but I am so excited to see what God has in store for me. 

Next week I officially begin student teaching. Did I just say that?!? I'm so pumped to be able to spend the day with my 4K classroom. However, rude awakening... 5am 5 days a week is gonna really kick my butt. 

I graduate in May. I repeat. I will be a college graduate in May of THIS YEAR. Wow. 

I'm pretty sure that God is leading me to begin my Master's work after graduation. Challenging, but something I want to get done before I decided to have children. 

I will officially begin a teaching job wherever God sees fit for me. I plan to teach preschool while getting my Master's, and then teach public after I am finished. We shall see. 

My baby brother will be turning 16 this year. Where does the time go? A junior in high school... seriously? 

Benji's sister will be having a baby in July. Also my birthday month. Lots of excitement there! I can't wait to see this baby grow up! 

I feel confident that this is the year that all of my sweet boyfriend's hard work will finally pay off! 


As if you can't tell, I am anticipating the best for 2013. I'm up for any surprises God wants to throw my way. Most of all, I want to draw closer to God this year than ever before. I want to show Him how thankful I am for all the blessings in my life. 

Trust and Obey. 
Happy New Year