Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 15 - Bible Verse

Day 15 is your favorite bible verse

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

This verse has always been my life verse and this past year I have gone back to it many many times. I lost my job in May and was devastated. I loved my job. I loved the kids, the people I worked with, how the school ran, everything. I LOVED it! So to lose it unexpectedly, without knowing why or given any answers was just heartbreaking. I went back to this verse over and over throughout the summer. I was so blessed to get another job at the end of the summer, which was God's plan. This school year has been very challenging, so again...I keep referring back to this verse to assure me that this was God's plan and I am RIGHT where I am supposed to be. God knows whats best for me and He wants me at this school right now. I am bad about asking God, "why??" about everything in my life (when it doesn't go my way) and this verse has given me hope time and time again that He knows what He is doing and His plans are better than mine.

I hope everyone is having a GREAT Monday! I got contacts this morning and my eyes are still dilated and getting used to the contacts so I apologize if some words are misspelled...i am straining to see the computer! Ha! But yipppeee - no more glasses!!!!

Hope everyone has a GREAT Thanksgiving week!!! I am so thankful for the week off to spend with my favorite people!! :)

What are you thankful for?

I must end the post with a BIG ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!! Its Iron Bowl week so a RTR every day is a necessity.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

my 5k!

Yesterday morning I ran in the Live Life 5k in Trussville (Ty's hometown). The proceeds were donated to Trussville City Schools Special Ed Program (which was perfect!). I was super nervous about running in it because I haven't been great at running every other day like I used to. I was hoping to run it in 30-35 minutes. The night before, Casey drove me around to show me exactly what my route would be. I am so glad we did that just so I would know where I was on the course while I was running. Casey walked me over to the starting line Saturday morning to watch me start. We actually ran by Ty's house twice during the race. The second time I passed his house, he and Casey and his mom were out in the front yard taking pictures! :) And when I crossed the finish line, they were there taking more pictures. I am so lucky and blessed to have such great people in my life! It might not seem like a big deal to some people but for me, this was a huge accomplishment! I have NEVER been a runner so to be able to run 3 miles without stopping is huge for me! I am happy to say that I ran it in 28 minutes and 30 seconds!!! I was so proud of myself! The guy that won ran it in 18 minutes! How crazy is that?? As soon as I can upload pictures I will I promise! And so many people have told me that running races are addicting and I must say they are right. My adrenaline was pumping the whole race! And it was a wonderful feeling to cross the finish line not to mention crossing it seeing 28:30 on the huge clock! :) Anyways, I will post pictures for now, I'm just gonna give myself a pat on the back for achieving a goal! ;)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 14

Day 14 - A Picture You Love

Can I do more than one? ok, thanks. :)

I know I JUST used this picture - but it is seriously one of my favorites of us..ever!  This was right before he kissed me for the first time! I waited a LOONG time for it! :)
Love my sissys!

Would have NEVER made it through college without these 2 :)

I am running a 5k in Trussville next Saturday! I am super excited, just hope I can run it in a decent time. Prayers would be lovely! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 10 and 11 (then 13) ha!

**(I wrote this before my computer crashed for good one night...when i posted day 12, i wasn't thinking that I never actually got to post this one so I went ahead and did day 12! come to find out, i never actually posted this!! Haha!)

Day 10-Something you're afraid of
Day 11-Favorite tv shows

Day 10 - Something you're afraid of:

I am afraid of alot of things. I will name a few....

I have had really bad anxiety about family members passing away ever since my Uncle Stu passed away. I freak out when my mom calls more than once or leaves a voicemail or calls me early in the morning or late at night. I immediately think something is wrong. I have a fear that I will lose someone close to me unexpectedly like we lost my Uncle. 

Ever since I joined the blogging world, I have read so many sad stories about couples having fertility problems and that has become a fear of mine lately. I always assume that when I am ready to have babies, it will be easy to get pregnant. I know that is not always the case and even though I trust that God has a perfect plan for my life, I fear that I will join the millions of precious couples who have trouble getting pregnant or who have miscarriages. 

Now for the funny fears I have...

I have a fear of swallowing pills. Yes, that's right, I can't swallow pills. I am 23 years old and I cannot swallow pills. I assume that I will just do it when I absolutely HAVE to...which will probably be when I get am pregnant for the first time. It has never been an issue thus far, but it will probably be one then. I just think that I will be that ONE person who chokes and dies from swallowing a pill. Everytime I have tried in the past, I just gag it back up. It is quite embarrassing going to the doctor and saying, "ummmm, I can't swallow pills....does that medicine come in a liquid????" :) then the DR usually looks at me with this weird look and smiles.....bahaha.

and lastly, I have a fear of ROACHES!!!!!!!!!! i slightly freak out when I see them. They are so scary.

Day 11: Favorite TV Shows:

Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice
Desperate Housewives
Friends (could quote every episode...)
Full House (could SERIOUSLY quote EVERY SINGLE episode!!!!)
Boy Meets World (classic....)
Saved By The Bell (another classic)
The Bachelor/Bachelorette
Team Mom/16 and Pregnant (don't judge me) skipping to day 13 (are you confused yet??)

My goals:

1. Get married to that boy I talk about all the time. :) And be an amazing, Godly wife to him.

2. Have babies, lots of babies!

3. Touch children's lives through my job. This year is challenging but if I touch ONE child this year, I will be satisfied. I would love to touch them all, but I know that is unreasonable.

4. Get my master's degree one day.

5. Buy a new car someday.

6. Grow closer to God.

7. Be a Godly woman/daughter/wife (someday)/mother (someday)/teacher/friend.

8. Reach others and show them Christ's love.

9. Run a 5k (i will accomplish this in 2 weeks!) and then run a 10k!

10. Pray for others.

I have tons more goals, but I decided to keep it at 10! :)

No pictures for awhile - as you read before, my computer crashed for good about 2 weeks ago (the same week my phone got stolen!!!). I am on Ty's old computer right now so I have NO pictures and no way of putting pictures on here. When I get my new computer, I will be posting lots of pics!!!

There are only 6 1/2 more school days til Thanksgiving Break!!! You're asking what that 1/2 day is aren't you? We get out next thursday at 12 because BAMA is playing at 6 and we have buses that go on campus so they are letting us out early due to traffic issues! wahhooo! And we get this Thursday off for Veteran's Day!! :) 

"God smiles too. When our gifts illuminate Him and help His children, don't you think He beams! Let's spend a lifetime making Him proud." - Max Lucado

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 12

Sorry I am horrible at this 30 day challenge thing. I feel like I have been so busy this past week! I went to Birmingham then Atlanta and back last weekend - then back to work Monday and then Tuesday night went to Bham - took the day off Wednesday and went to Christmas Village in Bham on Wednesday with some of my teacher friends from last year! We had so much fun and I got lots of gifts! Anyway, back to work today -lesson plans this afternoon, then home to clean my tornado hit room....I still hadn't unpacked my bag from LAST weekend!! Room is all clean now and I'm in my comfy bed with my new stocking flannel sheets watching Private Practice! :) Ok, on to the challenge....

Day 12 - What you believe

I am going to make this short and sweet because this could potentially be a LOONG post. 

I believe that Jesus is my Lord and Savior and He has a special plan for my life. :)