Thursday, October 21, 2010


Every Sunday lately has just been great. This past Sunday I got to see a friend that has been in Afghanistan for the last 9 months and who I haven't seen for about a year. It was a great reunion. We got to have lunch at his parents house and then go for a 3 hour drive in the beautiful back roads of our hometown. It really is a beautiful place, full of hills, rivers, changing trees, and just a sense of "home". It is hard letting go of someone and then having them back in your life for a short time only to lose them again in a couple of weeks.
We drove.
On roads like this.

And this statement was ever so true.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This week has been tough...and next week will be even harder. Every single day is just about getting to the end. Ugh. I hate when life is like this. I want to ENJOY life to the fullest, and lately it’s been far from that. I have a pile of things in my head that I need to accomplish in the next week and a half. Honestly, I feel like I can't do it. I know that I cannot do it, but God can. Such a hard thing to just let go of sometimes, but it is all I can do. Tests are piling up like no other this week and next and it is all I can think about. Also, I just want to be done with school... I want to be married to the man God has waiting for me, I want to be a mommy to some sweet, sweet children, I want a beautiful house to decorate, I want a successful career doing whatever makes me happy, I want a strong relationship with the Lord that just shines for others to see. These "wants" consume my mind. I know that I have to go through this first to get to where I so badly want to be someday though. It is a really hard thing to wait, for me anyways.

Well, I have about 3 days of studying due for my test in the morning but I am going to do some yoga, drink some tea, study till I want to be done, clean my room, and call it a night.


Monday, October 11, 2010


Yesterday was my grandpa Miller's birthday. If he was still here, he would have been 83! I love my grandpa more than anyone else in this world. I'm not sure how we had the connection that we did, but it was special. I could probably write a book about him and how great of a man he was.

Grandpa and me when he was really sick.

I got to enjoy the day with my mom and grandma. My grandma and I share a love for sewing and pretty fabric. She knew that I was wanting a new sewing machine for Christmas and she found a pretty good deal so she BOUGHT ME A BRAND NEW ONE!!! woohoo! It is a Singer Curvy...and I am in L.O.V.E! It is seriously one of the best gifts ever. She is awesome.

After our shopping trip I went to the park with my mom to enjoy a little lunch. There was an art festival going on so we enjoyed looking at all of the booths.

It was really a great weekend. I love my family so much words cannot even begin to describe. 

P.S. I seriously could not love this time of year anymore. Here are a couple pictures taken at my house, and across the street from my house. Love.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A little weekend

I love the weekends. Simply because it means I get a small break from the hurry hurry of the week. here are some photos of my weekend. it was really a great one.

Thrift store that i ventured to. it is out in the middle of no where.

And these lovely girls joined me on the trip.

Outisde...we just loved the print on the windows.

We also found a Pun'kin patch on the way.

Elly Bell and Jacob.

Creek day

Love Birds


No, it is not my birthday... but i did see this sign and needed to take a picture.
This is on the way out to my grandma's house and i have seriously seen it over a hundred times. it was different this time tho. the almost dead zinnias mixed with the lack of anyones name there made it a perfect picture. i was so glad i have a mom who turned around for me just to take a pretty picture.