Giving to Guatemala

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My First Client!

Today was such a fun day! I had my first ever client at school! I think I did a pretty good job, aside from being super nervous! Susan had to help me out a little bit, but for the most part I did it by myself. I know I will only get better from here, and I'm so excited!

I enjoyed the tanning bed after school and it was super relaxing. My back has been hurting pretty badly the past couple of days {I swear it's all the cleaning I've been doing} so the heat from the bed really helped!

Tonight I had dinner at Donna's and it was delicious. I'm so glad we went over there. I have missed Griffin and Jack and I love getting to spend some time with them. They are two funny little kids, so there is never a dull moment!

Tomorrow is school again and hopefully another trip to the tanning bed. I don't work again until Thursday, and then I'm off again until next week. Something has got to change...and soon! Luckily though, Thursday I should make some pretty good money.

I still need to tackle the that is top of the list for tomorrow afternoon. I'm determined that it will get done tomorrow! And so far, the rest of the apartment has stayed pretty much spotless since I cleaned yesterday :-) I know what you're thinking, "It should be still spotless, it's only been one day!" Yeah, well, sometimes I don't have a great track record at keeping things clean, but I'm getting better!

Now, 90210 is on...and it's a pretty good episode. Those that watch...what are your thoughts so far on the show? Should we start a 90210 discussion post? I'm so in love with this show! Speaking of which, the commercial break is over, and I'm finally finished with this post.

Have a great night!! {And yes, I AM one of those people that work on a post in between commercials :-) Once I'm dedicated to a show, I'm DEDICATED :-) }

Monday, September 29, 2008

P.U.S.H Monday

Pray Until Something Happens has moved to Monday...and this is the first official Monday post!

This week, please remember the following in prayer:

  • Sarah- I have not heard from Sarah in the last couple of days, so I hope that means she got her job and is busy working. Please keep praying for her and Kyle!
  • My Uncle Bill is still holding on for something. We're not quite sure what, but he is hanging in there, but getting weaker with each passing day. The time is drawing near, but unknown to all of us besides Him.
  • Gary, my childhood friend {refer to previous posts to get his story} is doing well. Still under "house arrest" and will be for the next few months. He can't get sick, otherwise, his heart may fail.
  • Michelle is getting settled into her house and God has certainly provided for her. Keep her in your prayers!
  • I'm not getting many hours at work right now, so pray that that will change or that something else will be thrown my way. I have bills to pay, but know God will provide. I think this is one of those tests for me
  • Samantha and Tanner are in the process of searching for a new church home. While I am upset and struggling with the fact that I will no longer be worshiping with my sister, I respect the fact that they are feeling led elsewhere, and I know wherever they end up it will be exactly where the Lord leads them.
  • Jamie is back from Haiti. Check out her posts to read and see all about her trip.
I think this is it for todays post. If you have something you would like me to add, please post as a comment to this post or email me:


...things don't always go as planned.

My cleaning day didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to. Now don't lose all faith in me yet. I did get the majority of it done.

Today I completed:
*ALL laundry {besides what I'm wearing right now :-) }
*living room

So that means that really all I have to do is the bedroom. However, in my defense, I did admit in the last post that the bedroom hardly ever gets completely finished when I want it to!

All of the above mentioned rooms have been cleaned top to bottom, from dusting to vacuuming and everything in between. I'm happy to say that all the laundry, including bed sheets, is caught up and there is nothing dirty.

I didn't make it to Etowah today because Lacey didn't get a chance to get the Christmas stuff out of the storage unit yesterday. Hopefully I'll be able to make it down another day this week. Maybe Wednesday? Who knows. If not, next week for sure.

Now, I'm sitting here on the couch, relaxing, listening to the tv. I do believe that I'm going to start reading on The Shack. I finished Mistaken Identity last week, and loved it. It is definitely something to read. Be warned, if you are an emotional reader, you may shed some tears, but I do recommend it! Any of you have any new read suggestions?

Cleaning Day!

It's only 10:45 {well, I'm sure it will be a little later by the time I finish this post,but you get the idea} and already I have:
*cleaned out the fridge
*cleaned the kitchen
*somewhat organized the laundry room
*folded towels, and put away said towels
*started a load of laundry {sheets, to be exact :-) }
*took two bags of garbage to the dumpster

And I've only been up and at it since about 9:45! I'm pleased with progress so far, especially since all the nasty {cleaning of fridge, kitchen, and trash} is done! All that is left on my list:
*dust and vacuum living room
*clean bathroom
*dust and vacuum bedroom
*finish, fold, and put away about 5 loads of laundry

I have found that the easiest way for me to clean is to everything that has to do with that one specific room until it is finished, and then move on to the next. I usually start in the kitchen, because it seems to be a gathering place for things whose homes are in the living room, bathroom, or kitchen. Then I usually move on to the bathroom, since there are usually cups that need to make it back to the kitchen. Then I start on the living room, because there are usually things that are supposed to be in the bedroom in there, so I put everything in its place there, and once the living room is spotless, I move on to the bedroom. I'll be completely open and honest. 50% of the time, the bedroom does not always get cleaned like it should. Probably because no one sees that room, and lets face it, by the time I get to it, I'm usually tired and don't feel like finishing it. But I usually try to make it decent looking.

I'm on a race against the clock to be finished with everything and have a spotless house by 2:00. I don't really have anywhere specific to go at 2, it just sounds like a good time to be done. The rest of my To~Do list for today:
*Tanning bed
*Study for DOK
*Re-arrange living room, just a little bit to make room for a new computer desk
*Head to Etowah for some sister time with Lacey!

What are you doing today?? Any quick cleaning tricks you use?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The week behind...the week ahead

I'm finally getting over being sick. I'm still not 100%, but I'm getting there. Last week was super busy for and being sick did not help matters at all. I'm still alive though, so that's all that matters! I worked every night last week and by the time Friday rolled around, I was beat. I ended up being off Friday and Saturday nights so I was super happy about that. Friday was a chill night with dinner at Connor's and a lazy night in. Saturday proved to be a little hectic. I had school all day {8:30-4:30} and then headed straight to Whittani's for her baby shower {which, by the way was absolutely adorable! I can't wait to have a baby, just for all the cute, itty-bitty clothes!} and finally made it back home around 10pm. I made it to Daughters of the King at church but skipped out on regular service so that I could rest a little before work tonight. Tonight I have to be at work at 4, but since I'm first cut tonight, hopefully I'll be home by 9 or at least 10! I would love, love, love to feel good enough when I get home to finish picking up and get a couple loads of laundry done tonight before bed so I don't have that much to do tomorrow. Tonight is the only night I work this week though, so I'll have plenty of time to get caught up this week. My goal is to not let the house get so cluttered since I don't have to be on the run all that much this week.

I'm sure all of you regular readers noticed the pictures at the top of this post. Yes, that is me. Yes, I once had long, curly hair {although you can't really see how long it is in these pictures}. And that sweet little girl that copies all my moves is Raylon. She turns 6 this week. She was 4 in these pictures. My how time flies. I can't believe she is going to be 6. I remember when she was born. I hate thinking about how much I miss out on things with her since I'm so far away, but I always try to make up for it in other ways, which is why she's going to be getting little surprises in the mail each day! And one big surprise delivered to her school on Friday! I'm such a cool big cousin "sister" {She's an only child, and sometimes likes to refer to us as her sisters, which can be confusing for some}

Time is ticking, and I need to get ready for work. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday afternoon/evening! And don't forget, if you have a prayer request for this week, be sure to let me know {either by email: or by leaving a comment} so I can get it posted to our P.U.S.H. post that has moved to Mondays, starting tomorrow!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A day late, but here nonetheless: P.U.S.H.

Sorry I'm late, again! I've been terrible at getting our prayer post published on time, and for that I'm so sorry. I worked until midnight last night so by the time I got home, I was ready for bed. In no particular order are requests for this week:

1.) My friend Michelle is basically starting over with her two small children. Please pray that God will provide her with everything she needs to start her life over and give her comfort through the hard times.

2.) Sarah and Kyle are still on the search for jobs, however the job Kyle is aiming for asked for some more paperwork, and Sarah had an interview, so it is looking promising for them. Praise God! Keep praying that these things work out!

3.) My Uncle Bill. He is still about the same, slowly getting worse. I know Aunt Jean is tired, as is the rest of the family. Pray for everyones strength during this time. Also, pray for Uncle Tommy as he flies in from Florida on Saturday to spend time with his dad and mom.

4.) Gary is doing better. Read post below for all the updates on him. Keep praying for him though!

5.) Me. Several things going on in my life that I don't really feel led to talk about here. Maybe one day though...

And those are all I have. Please, if you have anything you want posted, email me-

**Also, I will be moving the P.U.S.H. post to Mondays beginning next week. Now that I am working and going to school full time, Monday is a much better day for me to be devoted to getting this post out in a timely fashion. I don't have school on Mondays, so I have much more time in the morning to get all the requests out and to make sure I don't miss anything!**

Changes and Updates

Hello all! Sorry for a brief absence in the blog world. I have been super busy and a little on the sick side this week. I still feel pretty bad today, so keep me in your prayers. I would really appreciate it!

First, I would like to thank you all so much for praying for Gary and his family. The spinal tap showed that the mass on his brain is not an infection at this time, and think that maybe the medicines he is taking for his heart have something to do with it and the seizures. Gary is now on more medicines to keep him from having seizures. He is home now and doing good. Please continue to pray for him and his family. His recovery time from the transplant is at least 6 months. At this point he is unable to leave his house, for fear of infection. So that means sitting at home for the next few weeks, unable to even go to church.

School is going well for me so far. I believe I still have a 100 average, and also made perfect scores on a roller set evaluation and perm evaluation. I'm loving school and can't wait to learn more. I may even start a new blog, strictly for hair and cosmetology :-) That won't be anytime soon though. I can't even keep this one up to date sometimes!

Speaking of keeping this blog up to date...I'm going to be changing the P.U.S.H. prayer post to Mondays, mainly because now that I'm working, I'm never home until close to midnight, and I don't want to keep missing it. I don't have school or work on Mondays, so I can take my time on it, and that's important to me. So, starting next week, P.U.S.H. will be on Mondays. Make a note, tell your friends, ect. And email me- - with any requests you want included. Or you can post them as a comment on this post. Either way, I'll get them and post them Monday.

Work is going well. I've been working a lot of shifts this week and have been worn out, but at least I'm getting hours. I need them terribly so I'm thankful for the work. Next week isn't too promising. I work Sunday night and that's it. So money is going to be tight for me for the next few weeks. I have faith that God will provide though.

Sarah made mention about a possible 90210 discussion. That may just have to happen :-) I loved that show when it was on the first time around, and I'm loving it this time around too.

I'm interested in just how many readers I have, and where they are from. If you are a reader and have never introduced yourself, please, feel free to do so. I love hearing from new people!

Sidenote: Jamie, from Dreaming Big Dreams has made it to Haiti. Head over to her blog to read more, and keep her in your prayers!

My Uncle Bill is still doing about the same, but getting worse as days go by. Please keep him and my family in your prayers. I love him so much, and Aunt Jean too. I know it would be great to keep him here with us, but his home in Heaven is far greater, so if he leaves us soon, I know he will be in a much better place. I just really wish I could be there....

Hope everyone is doing well and wonderful. Head over to Sarah's blog and read her good news...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Please, Please Pray

Gary Wayne is back in the hospital. He was having seizures today and they had to admit him back in to the hospital. The CT and MRI scans should a mass on his brain. They will be doing a spinal tap tomorrow to see if it is just caused my his meds or if it is an infection.

Little background: Gary has been battling Muscular Dystrophy his entire life and just last year it was discovered that only 5% of his heart worked properly. Two weeks ago, prayers were answered and he underwent a heart transplant.

Please pray for the doctors to have the knowledge to discover what is causing the seizures. Please pray for Gary, that he gets the rest and strength he needs to keep fighting. Please pray for his parents, brother and sister-in-law, and his girlfriend.
This is such a stressful time, and they need all the love and comfort they can get!

Thank you all so much for your prayers!!


Football and Sister Time

Saturday was such a fun day, well spent with my sister Lacey! We woke up early excited about Tennessee Football :-) After some sister time watching cartoons, we got ready and headed to Wal-Mart for some last minute UT stuff! Even though we lost to Florida {BOOOOOO!!} we had such a fun time rooting for our Vols! And we looked darn cute doing too! Before Lacey headed back we stopped off at Marble Slab, and then decided to do it high school and ride in the back of the truck home! I love my sister and so happy that I got to spend some time with her this weekend!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ready for a lazy Monday

I'm so ready for Monday. This weekend has been filled with a lot of fun, friends, and family time with sister Lacey. But I'm ready to rest, and since I don't have school tomorrow and I don't have to work, I'm sleeping in! My house is clean, minus the dusting and vacuuming(which will be done tomorrow) and laundry is caught up, so I don't have ANYTHING to do! I am going to dinner with Michelle, a new friend from Daughters of the King at church, and I'm super excited about that.
I think the only thing I'm going to be doing tomorrow besides dinner with Michelle is shopping for Whittani's baby shower. I'm super excited about Baby Skylar, and can't wait for her arrival...which is just nine weeks away!

What have you done this weekend? What are your plans for the week?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Manicures with my girls...and one sweet little boy

While I was home I also got the chance to spend some much needed quality time with my most favorite children ever! {I guess Tyler isn't really a child anymore...he's a TEENAGER! and I'm still struggling with that thought!}
I had such a good time with them just playing and laughing and tickling and holding and loving on them. The girls and I had some wonderful one-on-one time where we snuck away to the bathroom and did manicures. Eventually though, everyone ended up in there and it was more like a small party! And my sweet little JT decided that he wanted his nails painted too. After a long explanation as to why boys didn't paint their fingernails, he replied with a whine: "Well, I'm not going to leave you alone until you paint mine!!" So I painted one hand, to which his older TEENAGE brother was not happy. The girls on the other hand thought it was hilarious!
I'm so happy I got to spend time with them before I had to come back to Knoxville. I miss them so much. I was always a huge part of their lives before I moved, and I've tried so hard to remain just a part of their lives away as I was when I was there. Each one of them are so important to me. It's so hard to believe that Tyler is a teenager, and I love it when he comes to me with some of his "teenage" stuff. Sarah and Hannah are growing up way too fast and I'm glad that they both know they can talk to me too. Grace is still my sweet baby, and I think she always will be. And of course, JT is JT. He's not just a gift, he's a whole package deal and I love his wild and crazy nature. I love my babies, and love making memories with them, that hopefully they will always remember. For some reason though, I know at least Sarah will hold on to all the things we do, because she's always asking "Remember when.....{insert fun memory here}?" And I always do remember what she does. {It's those things in life that make me smile.}
Celeste, their mom, and I have become super close and she's been like a big sister to me. I'm so thankful for her influence in my life. She's taught me little things that have helped me survive living by myself, and she's taught me huge things that have helped me stay afloat in the hard times. I'm already looking forward to the next time that I will get to spend time with my sweet babies. And...since I'm talking about babies...Celeste is also expecting baby number 6, due in March, and I'm super, super excited!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I know, I've been a slacker

I know it's been awhile since I've posted. I've been slackin' on a lot of things, including but not limited to: laundry, cleaning house, keeping my car cleaned, and blogging. But, I've gotten caught up on most of the aforementioned, so now it's time to catch up here!

I can't remember what I've posted up til this point, so I'll give a quick rundown, in bullet form, because I feel like bullet form tonight :-) {And because this is my blog, and I can do bullets if I want to}

  • This is a picture from Tiffany's wedding shower a few weeks ago. That really tall girl on the far left, yeah she's the youngest of the oldest. And the tallest. Tiffany had a really good turn out of our family and friends and received a lot of amazing gifts that she needed. And we all had fun. I can't believe in just a few short weeks, Tiffany will be married! Time is sure flying by!

  • I went home weekend before last, and Monday before I came back to Knoxville I surprised Raylon at her school and had lunch with her. I was the coolest person in her world that day and I was so happy that I got to spend those few minutes with her. I stopped by the store and got her some candy and a rootbeer to make the surprise even better and she loved it! I love doing little things for her, and I know she'll always remember the things like this. I know I still remember some of the fun things my older cousins did for me! And to top it off, they had school pizza, so of course I was excited!
  • Whittani and I went to Pigeon Forge and went to the Rod Run. We had such a good time. I'm so thankful for such a wonderful friend! Love ya Whit!

  • I started work at Chili's and like it so far. I'm not going to lie though, I was really used to not working! But I still have a few nights off a week, so that's exciting!
  • School is going well. We went on a field trip today to the wig stores here in Knoxville. It was fun to have a break from class for a little bit. I have a straight 100 average for the month of August, and I'm pretty sure I'm looking at keeping it that way for September as well.
  • Nicki was in town last week and it was fun to hang out with her for a few hours. We went to shopping and to dinner and had a blast. I love just hanging out and talking to her. She has such good insight on things, not to mention that she's filled with a little bit of Greenbrier gossip :-)
  • This weekend is going to be filled with fun with friends and I can't wait! And my sister Lacey is coming to visit, so I'm excited about that too!
And I think that's about it. I do have one more post from when I went home last week, but that's for another day (tomorrow) because I'm about to watch the newest episode of 90210, since I missed it last night! Who else is watching 90210? What do you think of it?

P.U.S.H Wednesday

Sorry I did not post last week. I've been getting behind in a lot lately!

1.) Sarah and her husband are still looking for jobs! Kyle is hoping to hear back from the cable company. Sarah has started selling Mary Kay cosmetics, so hit up her blog for her website and if you don't have a Mary Kay consultant, hit her up! Keep their job hunt in your prayers this week.

2.) My friend Gary is doing well and I believe he has moved into a regular room at the hospital. Please keep him in your prayers. I'm not sure how extensive his recovery will be, but I imagine it won't be easy. A new heart in a different body can't be an easy recovery I wouldn't think. But God is in control, and nothing is too hard for Him.

3.) Whittani and baby Skylar are doing great. She had a doctor appointment on Monday and Skylar weighs 3lbs already! Please pray that the next ten weeks go well for Whittani and that she remains as comfortable as possible, and that when the time comes, she has an easy delivery!

4.)Jamie, at Dreaming Big Dreams is headed to Haiti next week, along with several others. Please pray for a safe journey. They will be taking supplies to the people of Haiti that were struck by the hurricanes. Please pray for the people there that they recover quickly and receive the supplies they need to rebuild their lives. If you would like to help, check out Jamie's blog and she has ways you can contribute.

5.) Unspoken for me. There are some things that I'm dealing with in my personal life. Please just uplift me and ask for God's strength on my behalf.

6.) My Uncle Bill is still very sick. It is not looking promising and my daddy said yesterday that he is much, much worse now from when I saw him two weeks ago. I hate death, and hate to know that Uncle Bill is hurting.

7.) Lacey will be traveling to Knoxville this weekend! I can't wait to see her. Pray that God keep her safe.

8.) Sam and Tanner are at the beach. Pray that they stay safe and have a good trip back on Friday.

9.)Kristen is also going to be traveling to Knoxville this weekend! I can't wait to see her and go to the game! Pray for a safe journey here and back home for her.

If you have any requests, please feel free to email me, or post a comment. And spread the word! The power of prayer is an amazing thing!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Update on Gary

Gary Wayne's surgery went wonderful. He got his new heart and was awake and talking last night. This is a huge answer to prayer. As long as the heart works with his body, he should be able to live a much more normal life than he's been living. I can't imagine what he has gone through the past year or so. Not knowing if his heart was going to give out on him in a blink of an eye. I'm so thankful for God's hand in this. If it were not for Him, Gary would not be alive. I know that for awhile I struggled with the fact of WHY. Why was my friend, who was only 19 at the time, only have a 5% chance of life? It was hard to imagine. We grew up together. Went to the same church our entire lives and were the same age. It was crazy. We weren't supposed to have heart failure. But it happened, and it made me put more faith in God.

Thank you all so much for your prayers during this time.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Please Pray Today

A dear, dear childhood friend of mine is going into surgery today. He has been sick for quite some time. He is only 20 years old. He's needed a new heart since last year. This morning, around 1:30 am, his family got the call and there is a heart for him! He is in surgery now, so please pray that everything go ok, that the heart works well in his body, and that he recovers quickly. The new heart is an answer to a lot of people's prayers. God is so good!!

Also, please pray for the family of the donor heart. For Gary to receive another chance at life, another one had to be lost.

I'll update more later....

Friday, September 5, 2008

Finally Friday!

It seems as this week has been forever long. I've been super busy all week and every day it seems like the day has been super long. But this week has been a good week. I'm so very thankful for a "good" week. Especially after one or two "not so good" weeks.
A recap of the week...

Monday~ Mom and Caiti were still in town so we spent the day shopping. After hitting up the mall we had mexican for lunch and then they headed back to Greenbrier. It was time well spent with my sweet mommy and little sister. Whittani and I spent the afternoon and night together and watched the UT vs. UCLA game. Even though we (UT) didn't win, we still had fun cheering them on!

Tuesday~ Back to school. Tuesday was also spent at the bookstore where I picked up some amazing books and I'm so excited to read them all! You check out what I got on a previous post!

Wednesday~ Had my interview at Chili's and got the job! I start next Wednesday for orientation and I'm super excited! After the interview Whittani and I had dinner at Chili's and then went back to her house for a Girl's Night and to study for her finals.

Thursday~ Lazy day for me! School was good. After school I came home and chilled at the house. Did a few things around my apartment, but other than that I was lazy!

And here we are at Friday. School was good and I'm starting to learn how to do braids. I'll just say this...I never knew how hard it was to braid until I started trying to do cornrows and really tight braids. The ones I've always done on my self usually consist of really loose hair and lots of wispies! I'm learning though...even if it is REALLY frustrating at times! Whittani and I are having another Girls Night tonight and watching movies. I'm so thankful for such a great friend that I can just have chill time with.

School is tomorrow and then I'm driving back to Greenbrier for the weekend. One of my greatest friends, Sonny, and I are going to the Titans game on Sunday and I have a playdate with my kids on Monday. I can't wait to see them and spend time with them!

What are you doing this weekend?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Open House

Listening to… the air conditioner running, Still Standing playing on the tv

Thankful for… my great friends and wonderful family. God's unending grace and mercy.

In the kitchen… random things that need to be put away.

Sewing… nothing.

Reading… Mistaken Identity. I was going to start The Shack first, but picked up Mistaken Identity off the couch today and started reading...and now I'm hooked!

In the yard/garden… fresh cut grass

Praying for… a lot of things. Among the many things: the adoption journey of a fellow blogger, a family back home, my dad and his soldiers, a dear friend Sarah...and more.

Thinking about… how I should be picking up my house, how weird things are in my life right now

Looking forward to… my trip home on Saturday, reconnecting with Sonny, the Titans game on Sunday, and a play date with my kids on Monday

Hoping… that the next two days go by quickly and that I have a safe, quick trip home on Saturday!

I found this on another blog that I sometimes read. Play along if you like!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What I picked up yesterday....

Yesterday I took a trip to the Christian Bookstore by my house. I got a lot of new reads and can't wait to start them! Here is what was in my bag when I left:

Presumed Guilty by James Scott Bell
Discovering God's Purpose for Your Life- Beth Moore
Arm Yourself Against the Enemy's Schemes- Beth Moore
Experience a Fresh Explosion of Faith- Beth Moore
The Shack- William P. Young
Tennessee Weddings- Joyce Livingston
Mistaken Identity-Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen, and Whitney Cerak

I'm looking forward to reading all of these, and reading the Beth Moore books with my Bible study. I think I'll start The Shack first. Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? I've heard wonderful things about The Shack, so I'm excited about reading it! I'll let you know what I think once I've finished!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I'm back in full swing!

After a few days of absence, I'm back! I have been in between jobs and have not internet at my house, but all that is settled, and the internet at the house is working again, which means I'm back in full swing. Tomorrow morning will include the P.U.S.H. post for the week, so if you have a prayer request...please let me know! Send to my email, or post as a comment on this post! Now....where I've bullet form:

  • Life has taken a turn of events. After having my heart broken by a guy that I loved dearly, I am loving life and I'm happy.
  • I have started going to church at North Star Church again, and I'm more in love with it than I was the last time. I will miss my church family at SPPC, but I'm confident that I am where I need to be right now
  • Looking for a job, but knowing God will provide at just the right time! I'm learning to trust Him a little more!
  • Loving cosmetology school! Can't believe I have been going for a month this week! It's crazy! Time has totally flown by!
  • I have made several wonderful new friends. Whittani has become such a lifesaver. Thanks girl for everything!
So those are few updates from my life. Life is good for me and I'm super happy! Boomsday was Sunday night and mom and Caiti came up from Greenbrier, and Lacey came from McMinn Co and we all had a blast hanging out, shopping, and watching the fireworks. Mom and Caiti stayed until mid day Monday and we went shopping, had lunch, and just spent some time together. I'm so glad they came to visit. I love them so much!

Those are a few updates from my life. I'm sure there will be a more in depth post later. I just have a lot to get caught up on right now...not to mention, the new 90210 comes on in thirty minutes!

P.U.S.H Wednesday

Sorry for the past few weeks of no P.U.S.H Wednesday posts! I have been inbetween jobs and having no internet at my house. Never fear though! The Lord has provided and I'm back in action!
Without further delay, here are this weeks prayer requests:

1. Sarah and her husband are on a cruise this week! Pray that they have such an awesome time and enjoy each others company. They are still in the job search process, but I think things are going well. Sarah is also going to be selling Mary Kay, so I know she'll share the link for her website once she gets that up and running!
2.Sarah had a request for her friend who, a few weeks ago, had to have some tests performed to determine whether or not she is going to be able to have children. This is a scary time for her, because she is neither married, nor in a serious relationship, and may be facing the ultimate shock of not being able to have children later in life. Pray that God be with her in this time and that the results are exactly what she will be able to handle.
3. Sarah also has a friend who just found out that she will not be able to carry a child either. Pray for that family and that God provide the ultimate healing.
4. My dad left for Louisiana this morning to provide security in empty neighborhoods. His unit left Camp Shelby, MS first thing this morning and right now there is no definite time that they will return.
5. Me-I got hired at Chili's today, and I'm looking forward to starting that job. Please pray that it's exactly what I need right now and that it will work out with my school schedule and won't be too stressful.

If you have any requests, please email me! And join us in praying!