Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Well I can definitely say that my weekend was a success! I am definitely glad to be back home though :0) Jacque and I left and arrived at the airport early Friday morning on time and made our flight to San Angelo without any hassles (this is a definite PLUS for us ;0) When we arrived, our good friend we stayed with, Ashley, picked us up from the airport (which surprisingly Cassandra, is now finished with all the work they were doing on it. It looks like an actual airport now! Very nice!) When went back to her apartment, and then went out to eat at my all time favorite restaurant, McAlister's Deli. After that we went shopping at Hobby Lobby and checked out all the fall sales and the new Christmas stuff. Major fun! Then we went shopping at the mall, which some of it has also been redone..nice. Then we went back and got ready for the Phi Lamb barn dance.
The dance was a total success and so much fun! Jacque did an amazing job speaking. I was so proud of her! Probably mine and Jacque's favorite highlight of the night was getting to see SHYANNE!!!!!!! You probably would have thought we were weirdos if you'd have seen us. When we saw her, we started screaming her name and ran up and attacked her with hugs :0) We had so much fun recapping on our lives that night. *Shy..we talked later and said how great you looked and how much we missed your personality..and just you! :0)
Other highlights of the night were: getting to know and mingle with the Phi Lamb girls, dancing the Cotton Eyed Joe, doing the line dances (even though we weren't sure they were right), posing with John Wayne ;0) and just being with friends! It was a great evening!
The only NON highlight of my evening was when we got back to Ashley's apt, and I evidently got some bug, and spent the rest of the night hugging the toilet! NOT FUN! I still wasn't feeling good the next afternoon, but I finally felt better on Sunday. I don't know what it was?! Anyways, we said our goodbyes and made it back safely on Sunday morning.
Overall, even with my date with the toilet, it was a great weekend and I wouldn't have traded anything. I told Amanda that I missed college...I missed my friends, the fellowship, and Phi Lamb. I'd honestly forgot how much FUN college was. I wouldn't change my life now and I'm happy where I'm at...but honestly..I miss it! So that's the recap on my weekend! Enjoy a few pics from the weekend :0) me, Shyanne, and Jacque
me with the love of my life...John
Phi Lamb girls with the alumni!
Phi Lamb loves the Rams!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
I've lost it all
And it's more than I can bear
I feel so empty
I'm holdin' on
But I feel like givin' in
But still You're with me
And even though I'm walkin' through
The valley of the shadow
I will hold tight to the hand of Him
Whose love will comfort me
And when all hope is gone
And I've been wounded in the battle
He is all the strength that I will
He will carry me
I know I'm broken
But You alone
Can mend this heart of mine
You're always with me
And even though I feel so lonely
Like I've never been before
You never said it would be easy
But You said you'd see me through the storm
I know this..but I don't know why I've forgotten it. My other sweet friend Sarah C. also reminded me of something today..even though I know that God has a specific plan and purpose for my life, I sometimes feel like I should "help" Him. How utterly silly is that of me?! Absolutely ridiculous..and completely human of me. I am such a sinner.
Thank goodness that I don't have to worry about what to "write" anymore. I don't have to stress about what's going to happen, or stress about what's not happening. So, as of now when it comes to the thesis of my life, I am handing over...the pen.
Friday, October 19, 2007
I feel like my life is a formal paper and I have no idea what my thesis is. I have no subject; therefore, my "paper" sucks. I'm writing the story of my life and I have.... writer's block.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
You will understand the reason for my excitement by knowing that last month's bill for September was : $116.24 :0(
Therefore, by subtracting last month's bill and this month's bill, I have a total of
$77.19 left to spend however I want! Whoo hoo!
Can you tell how excited I am?!! This NEVER
happens! Thank you Jesus!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
- I will not touch/eat any type of white dairy products (with the exception of ice cream and chesse).
- I will never, ever, go without having my toenails painted. They are always painted.
- I am the sappiest romantic you will ever meet.
- One thing that makes my day, is throwing the football around with the boys during recess.
- Reading a good book is one of my favorite things to do.
- I have never broken a bone on my body or had to go to the hospital. I was always secretly jealous of the people who did, and always wished I could break something.
- One day I hope to own a ranch and raise my own horses.
I tag Sarah Collier and Tyly!
For the sake of certain people involved, I can't post what happened on the internet. I will say is that I had absolutely NO idea what to do..or how to handle it. I had a big burden on my heart, and all I could do was cry out to God.
I know that everything happens for a reason, and God has a purpose for this information being revealed to me. Saying that I'm grateful for God's mercy and forgiveness in my own life doesn't even begin to portray the amount of emotion that I'm feeling.
Thank you Jesus that you are mighty and stronger than I am! Thank you that I don't have to deal with the drama and problems of this world that I have absolutely no control of. Thank you for allowing me to grow up in a godly, Christian home, with parents who loved you, and each other enough that they raised their children in your Word. Thank you Jesus for protecting me from the evil that surrounds me daily. I thank you for allowing me to put my problems into your hands and know that I don't have to deal with it anymore, because you are sovereign. Above all I thank you for loving me enough to die on the cross, and saving me from my sins!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I haven't heard any updates on Jacque's grandfather today. I talked to her yesterday and she said they arrived there safely and got to spend some time with him. He was doing much better and they hoped that he would be released today. I'll update more when I hear from her again.
Oh, one last thing. Tech wrecked up again on A&M today 35-7! Yeah baby ;0)
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I then saw one big black spider trying to carry its supper back to wherever it's hiding at my house. It was up on my house, and too high for me to reach, so I decide to go get my broom. I got the broom, came back outside, and proceeded to knock the spider. First I didn't get him, but I did knock his food out of his mouth, then I knocked him off the second time. No joke, the spider is like freakin James Bond or something and comes suspending down like he's on a rope. I'm just staring at him as he quickly drops to the ground and disappears into the grass. Dang spider...well at least he doesn't have any supper! :0)
THEN I was inspecting some more (I'm pretty sure if my neighbors were looking, they thought I was insane) and I saw a HUGE spider. Likewise, I knocked down the web, knocked him down, except this time he fell into a bush. I think he was playing dead, but when I tried to move him over so I could kill him good, he suspended back up! I knocked him down again, but this time I have no idea where he went!
I am going to definitely break down and call pest control tomorrow. I can't take any more of this. I HATE SPIDERS!!!
Chelsey 2 Spiders 2
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
We moved from Petersburg, VA to Killeen, TX in 1983. We had not yet sold our home back in VA and were renting in Killeen - so two house payments, plus a son in college and two sons in Christian school, and I had not yet gone to work. I prayed and prayed that we would hear our home had sold, but nothing. One morning while praying, it was so clear to me - not an audible voice, but definitely words that I knew came from God, telling me that He heard me, He was NOT deaf, did not even have a tad of a hearing problem and starting that day I was supposed to praise Him for the selling of our home. It hit me right in the heart and I immediately started praising the Lord because I knew I had heard from the Lord. Later that day our realtor called to tell us that he was taking someone to look at our house and I KNEW without a doubt those people were going to buy our home in VA. You know the answer - they bought. Just remember God does hear, has perfect hearing and we only have to ask, trust and believe. Too simple??? Psalm 6, verse 9 - "The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer."
God spoke to me, and said that just like this lady begain praising God in the selling of her home, that I was to begin praising God for bringing my husband to me. I never thought of it that way, but I have completely been acting like God is deaf and hasn't heard my cries! I am such a sinful, human being. So that's what I've begun to do, and will keep doing..praising, trusting, and believing.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
P.S. the definite "awwww" moment tonight for me, was when Christina had the small breakdown and couldn't stop crying, and Burke walked in. When he tried to touch Christina, her mother said that she didn't want anyone to touch her. He just looked at her, took off his jacket, and then crawled into the hospital bed with her and held her while she cried *sigh*. I'm not afraid to admit that a tear might have been cried when I saw that! I loved it~
- the fact that tomorrow I don't have to go to school because it's Fair Day!
- I just went to Blockbuster and rented the whole second season of Grey's Anatomy!
- I have a whole week to watch them!
- knowing that I have leftover yummy scalloped potatoes in my fridge that I'm having again for dinner..yes, they are that good
- I get to sleep in tomorrow morning
- Jilly is coming this weekend
- this is only a four day week
- I'm doing TPRI testing next week, so I get to have a sub all day!
- firemen are coming to my school on Friday and I'm sure that they'll all be single and hot..right??!!
- I got to feel baby Brody kick for the very first time today! PRECIOUS!
Ok..now I'm off to eat my dinner and start my Grey's catch up marathon!
- seeing a very large spider crawl across my living room floor
- seeing another large spider in my bathroom
- seeing several different types of spiders outside on the back of my house
- calling my landlord and saying that I need the pest control to come out to get rid of the spiders, and also some other work orders done around my house that he should have taken care of-then him telling me that it's MY responsibility to take care of these things..but he can recommend a great pest control company to me! (this is where I wanted to punch him)
- my computer being stupid and shutting down every time I try to open a new window
- the 90 degree weather in OCTOBER! I SHOULD BE GETTING OUT MY SWEATERS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!
- not having any money any more since I got this stupid house..someone remind me again why I wanted it?
- almost 2 hour faculty meetings
Those are just a few things :0)