Sunday, October 26, 2008

Heavy Heart

I've heard of having a "heavy heart" but before this weekend I never knew you could actually physically feel having a heavy heart. I don't feel like giving details but I've just had allot on my mind lately and I realized this morning that I just have this heavy feeling inside of me. During church this morning I had a hard time focusing.

This past weekend allot of stuff has gone down.. it's had some good moments... one of the major highlights was my sisters party where I was able to hang out with some of my friends and I especially enjoyed talking with my friend Lydia. I always feel encouraged after talking with her. I also enjoyed hangin out Saturday night with my brother-Josh, his girlfriend-Brittany, and one of both Josh and I's good friends-Joey. However some other things have gone on and it has kinda got me thinking allot....

If I were to write everything I want to I'd be writing for days and you would be bored out of your mind. So I guess I mainly wrote this blog to let you know that I'm struggling and I would appreciate your prayers.

ok well I've got a long day in front of me tomorrow and an assignment I just found out about thats due tomorrow at 8am so I should probably get off now. I hope all of you have a blessed week.
In Christ,

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cell Phones (updated!!!)

so I got my new phone a few days ago and it is stinkin awesome!! I ended up getting the AT&T Tilt. I don't have a picture of it but it's a pretty good size and its black/silver. I'm planning to get a red case for it though because I really wanted a red phone (to match my purse-ofcourse!! lol) but the tilt only came in black/silver. Ok well for those of you interested I will now expand on a few things that I like/dislike about the Tilt.

--Ok well the thing I like the most about the Tilt is the full "qwerty" keyboard. It's so easy to type on and the buttons are very easy for me to use.
--Coming in at a close second to the keyboard is the set up of the viewing of text messages. Instead of having to go from your outbox to your inbox to view texts exchanged between you and a friend, all the texts (sent and recieved) from one person are all together on one screen like an instant message. It's allot easier to keep up with conversations (especially if you're talking with more than one person at a time like I do).
--obviously the touchscreen is great, making it very easy to navigate
--the sound is great as well as the screen's resolution

--the camera is not very good. now i realise it is a phone but i thought having 3mps would give me better photos than it has
--when I'm typing there tends to be a delay between the time i type a word and when it atually shows up on the screen. nothing major, just something that takes a lil extra time.
--it doesnt always deliver my emails to me on time but that may be something I can adjust

ok well this is all I can think of for now. Over all the phone is really great and I'd reccomend it to anyone. Ok well thanks to everyone who gave me advice or just listened to me talk about it lol.
I hope you all have a blessed night!
Always In Christ,

Hey Guys!!
well I'm in desperate need of a new cell phone and I have no idea what I should get.

I've pretty much narrowed it down to either the Samsung Blackjack II, Palm Centro, or the BlackBerry Curve. I also love the Blackberry Pearl but I've heard from allot of people that it's a terrible phone so I pretty much elliminated that option.

I'm pretty ignorant about phones and technology in general (to an extent anyways) so any advice would be much appriciated!
Ok well I hope ya'll have a wonderful evening!
Much love in Christ,

Monday, October 6, 2008


Hey guys!
Just wanted to thank y'all for reading my blogs and commenting on them! I appreciate it!

Anyways I was writing this because I'd really like to know about more peoples blogs. If any of y'all know of blogs that are really good or blogs of people I know please let me know by leaving the URL in a comment on this blog.

Ok well I hope all of y'all have a great day and may the joy of the Lord be your strength!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Spread the Stupidity...

Only in America....

Only in America drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in America people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in America banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Only in America we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

Only in America they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all of your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Church Bulletin Mishaps
These are real church bulletin mishaps... letters left off the end of the word... bad wording.. etc
*this is not in anyway meant to be offensive

- The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals.

- The sermon this morning :"Jesus walks on Water." The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus."

- Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things
not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

- The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

- Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you

- Don't let worry kill you off- let the church help.

- Miss Charlene Mason sang "I Will Not Pass this Way Again" giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

-For those of you who have children and don't know it..., we have a nursery downstairs.

-Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

-The Rector will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing: "Break Forth into Joy"

-Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married October 24th in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

- At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is Hell?" Come
early and listen to the choir practice.

-Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and the deterioration of some older ones.

- Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children

- Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

- The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment, and gracious hostility

- Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00PM - prayer and medication to follow.

- The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

- This evening at 7:00PM there will be hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

- Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10:00AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

Things i've learned while living in Louisiana:

1. Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in LOUISIANA.

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in LOUISIANA plus a couple no one's seen before.

4. If it grows - it sticks; if it crawls - it bites.

5. Onced and twiced are words.

6. It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.

7. Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.

8. People actually grow and eat okra.

9. Fixinto is one word

10. There is no such thing as 'lunch'. There is only dinner and then there is supper.

11. Ice tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!

12. Backards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'

13. Jeet? is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'

14. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.


1. You measure distance in minutes.

2. You've ever had to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day.

3. You use 'fix' as a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to the store '

4. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.

5. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

7. You carry jumper cables in your car...for your OWN car.

8. You only own two spices: Tony's and Tabasco.

9. The local papers cover national and international news on one page but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.

10. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

11. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a little warm'.

12. You know all four seasons: Deer Season, Duck Season, Crawfish Season, Summer.

13. You know whether another LOUISIANIAN is from, north or south as soon as they start talking.

14. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as "goin' Wal-martin'" or "off to Wally World."

15. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good gumbo weather.

16. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinda coke you want?" "Dr. Pepper."

17. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

18. We don't need driver's ed...if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

hope you enjoyed these! Have a great night!

Friday, October 3, 2008

My Family

Well as I sat here trying to think of something to write I thought I should write about the most important things in my life. And one of the first things that came to my mind was my family.

I guess I'll start with the youngest in our family, Moriah. She's 11yrs old and is the dramatic one in the family... well actually her and Abigail pretty much tie for that role but we'll get to that later. Anyway, Moriah loves to sing and she's actually pretty good at it. She also like to dance, draw, play outside and do pretty much anything that draws attention to herself. She's also my little helper. She'll do anything if I'm doing it with her. She always goes shopping with me and last Saturday she helped me wash all of our family's cars. Her and I get along pretty well although I do get impatient with her and sometimes I'm annoyed by her always wanting to do everything with me. She is very sweet though and most of the time I like hanging out with her.

Abigail is next in line she's kind of a wild card. She has a strong independent spirit, is very moody/emotional and doesn't like to be told what to do. She can be very funny however and usually has a witty comment to throw into any conversation. She loves riding horses, dancing, and singing. She'd love to be a famous singer or actor or pretty much anything that would make her famous. Our personalities are completely opposite so we pretty much drive each other crazy most of the time. We do share the upstairs bathroom and hall (thankfully we don't share a room anymore) so we've learned to compromise... which basically means I clean everything and complain all the time lol. Over all though we do get along for the most part. She's always ready to listen if I need to talk and we have had some pretty crazy times together. Life just wouldn't be the same if I didn't have to share it with her lol.

Next is my brother, Joshua. He has to be the best big brother ever. He plays football for the University of Lafayette. When we were younger we used to fight all the time but when he got into highschool we started talking allot more and became really close. He still can aggravate the crap out of me sometimes but come on, that's what big brothers are for, right? I don't see him much now that he's in college but I enjoy the time we do get spend together even more.

and last but not least there's my parents. I'll admit right up front that I'm a total Daddy's girl. I think he's the best Daddy in the whole world and definately the smartest. He's an engineer so he's really good at math and knows all about roads and stuff. My Mom used to be an RN and so she always knows what to do when we have a medical problem. Both my parents are wonderful and I hope I'm half as good as they are when I become a parent.
so that's us... We're not normal, we're not average, we're definately not "cool", but we are a family.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Stanfords

Good evening everyone! Well today was a busy day for me. Most of my day was spent at the Stanfords. I don't even know how to begin to tell you about this incredible family. I began babysitting for this family about three years ago and my life has never been the same... in a good way ofcourse! This family is such a big part of my life I knew I needed to devote a blog post to them.

Mrs. Jennifer and Mr. Jade have five amazing beautiful children.
At 11 years old Claire is the oldest and is a good help with the kids... most of the time anyways lol. I love to watch her play with her siblings. She gets frustrated with them sometimes (but come on, what older sibling doesn't??) but she can be so sweet to them and I really enjoy talking to her. She's pretty mature for her age and I have loved watching her grow up.

Ethan is the next oldest. He's my little man and such a sweetheart. Even though he's 5years old he'll still crawl up into my lap after his nap and sit with me. He also is my bug man. Just today he caught a gecko in the bathroom for me and later remarked that he'd do anything to protect his girls.

Blythe could almost be Ethan's twin being only 11months younger. She's just a mess. She always has something to say and usually it makes me laugh. She is quite the drama queen, princess, and tomboy all in one. She is a beautiful girl and is growing so fast.

Owen is next in line and is 100% boy. He's my special Owie Bowie. I started babysitting for them about two months before he was born so I've been able to watch him grow from day one. I love being able to just sit and watch him play and have conversations with him. Today we had about a 15min conversation about sharks. He's always doing the funniest (and boyish) things. Two weeks ago I went outside where the children were playing and Ethan showed me where Owen had pooped in a bucket. I just had to laugh. I mean who would even think to poop in a bucket??
Ok well last but not least in Evelyn Kate.

My Evie Bevie. She is about 10 months (I think). She's a precious baby and is so sweet and chubby. I love just squeezing her little fat thighs. She just started pulling up on things and she crawls a million miles and hour.

Now that I've talked about the children I have to talk about their parents, Mrs. Jennifer and Mr. Jade. Again I don't even know how to begin to describe these amazing people. I have to say that Mrs. Jennifer might just be the coolest mom ever. She a stay at home mom and homeschools all of her children. Even though she's almost forty she looks no older than 28 and her spirit is even younger. I could sit and talk to her forever. She loves to bake and sew and do just about anything that uses her creativeness. I don't know how she does it but she is an amazing Mom to all five of her kids. And even more than that she is a great wife to her husband. I love it when I get to hang out at their house when everyones home, including papa, and just watch how they interact with each other.

Although I don't see Mr. Jade very much I do enjoy it when he's home for a few minutes. He's very smart and loves playin with his kids. He has a great sense of humor and reminds me allot of my Dad. I love hearing Mrs. Jennifer talk about her and Mr. Jade... how they met and then their wedding and just their everyday life.

This blog doesn't do this family justice. If I told you everything I wanted to I'd be writing for days. Being able to spend the last three years growing with this family has been an experience I wouldn't trade for anything. I've grown to love this family as if they were my own. Although keeping up with five kids isn't always easy I do enjoy doing it. The funny and sweet moments definitely make up for the hard ones.
Ok well It's getting late and I have some homework I need to do so unfortunately I must bring this blog to a close. I hope you've enjoyed reading this! Oh and by the way Claire has a blog and Mrs. Jennifer's blog is at Well I hope you all have a wonderful evening!