Saturday, November 27, 2010

On My way to see the Rebs play!

I'm about to leave my apartment and spend some precious hours in the GROVE before kickoff.

Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State. Biggest Rivals.

Love this game and can't believe it's my last egg bowl as a student. We shall see what is to come.


Ole Miss fans please remember: those annoying people ringing bells are state fans and not the salvation army... Please do not throw money in their cups." MCC

Love it! :)

HOTTY TODDY! GO REBS!

Better blog to come!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A heart full of Thanks.

And don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there.
God has blessed this unworthy daughter of his greatly and I just want to share "things, people and "stuff" that I am greatful for. God already knows but just to show how good HE is, I am listing these things.
{My precious family, Sweet Savior, Harper, Iphones, Chicken, thrift shopping, hamburgers, money. friends, School of Education, passing the Praxis II. }
Bellevue Baptist Church, Ole Miss, dresses, scarves, fingernail polish, my mama and daddy's house, My Altima, Caitlyn, sweet tea, bottled water, running water and indoor plumbing. :)
taking pictures, itunes, music in general, cracker barrel, roomates that makes me laugh, Emily, Alicia, Haley, Ashley Mcgee, Chad, Michelle, Claire, Brittany, Merle.. all my Ole Miss Education friends, ... this could take forever. a good laugh that takes your breath, love stories. blogging
hope that God has an amazing plan for my life. babies, planning and organizing, my purses, planner, GRACE, salvation, hope, ...
The list could go on forever but I will stop for now. Being thankful is a year long process but I am greatful that God makes it even more special on this day.
If I forgot you please know that it wasn't on purpose. Way too many thoughts going through my head.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Shutterfly Pretties.

Oh, Christmas card time makes my heart happy.


Taking the pictures, sharing memories, and letting people know how much they mean to you. Yeah, that's what I love.


Shopping has started, pretty decorations has been put up, it's almost time to start sharing the Christmas story in Sunday school with my little munchkins and NOW we are planning to start celebrating Christmas. :)

Shutterfly has done an amazing thing. They are offering 50 free christmas cards to bloggers who write a special blog about their Christmas products. How cool is that?

I went to shutterfly and my oh my, once again there are soo many to choose from. They really have the CUTEST ideas and I can't wait to show you what The Pattons end up choosing.

We have just recently started doing picture cards and I absolutely love the idea and will continue this idea even with my family one day. Last year we had a simple card with Adam, myself, Missy and Harper. <--- Our furbabies! :)

This year we can't wait to choose from a list of these beauties. http://http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-cards

http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/holiday-cards

and these calendars are too much fun to make. I have one hanging in my apartment as we speak. :)

http://http://www.shutterfly.com/calendars

Check it out and get this awesome deal for yourself.

Believe me.. Shutterfly won't let you down!



Friday, November 19, 2010

Thank you Jesus! :)

{Thanksgiving Break, Enough Said}
This has been a crazy week. Break down from School Of Education, computer messing up AGAIN.. and the Praxis II. God bless it, he is faithful. All praises go to him.
My sweet brother let me use his computer, the computer guy hopefully has my computer fixed and IPASSED THE PRAXIS! :) I was up and at um at 6:30 this morning getting ready for that dreaded test. Finally, it's over. I am waiting on the writing part but I honestly feel that I did really well on it.
My furbaby, Harper has been such a good girl this week because she knew that I was stressed and she better stay out of my way. haha
I am also sick, they are treating me as if I have strep but they didn't test me. YUCK! No fun! Thanks kids at school. :)
I went today after my test to the Thanksgiving luncheon at school and my kiddos looked precious. They had made Indian suits out of pillow cases and we had lunch with the pilgrims :)
(pictures when I get my computer back)
I am so glad that I have a week off from school! I plan to:
* SHOP
*Get some important things done.
*Clean out my room at home
*Spend time with friends that I haven't in a while.
#1.. Do what I want and have FUN!
Thank God for all that he has done. He blesses everyday in someway.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 16: Dream House

Here are some pictures I have found of houses that I just love. Decorating is a hobby for me and I can't wait to have a house of my own to make my pride and joy


For my first house I want a fixer up. I want to be able to make it my own and something that fits my personality. :)


A red door is a must. I just love them! :)



I love kitchens that are simple and elegant and OPEN! Love it!
{I do not have time to be planning a house right now.. I've got to pack!} haha
This post will be finished .. someday! :)

And.. This house is a house from where I live that actually used to be in my family. I just. love. it!
this picture doesn't do it justice!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It hit me during church!...

Today we had a man in our church preach while our regular pastor was preaching elsewhere. It was a great sermon and his wife sang, "The Anchor Holds" after battling cancer for a good 6 months. It was so inspirational and there weren't many dry eyes in the church!

Bro. David preached on the man that was healed at the pool of Bethesda. The man had not been able to walk for 38 years and had been waiting to be healed but confessed that he had no one to help him into the pool. As much as this broke my heart it also revealed to me something that I had never one thought of. I compared this to me getting my degree in Special Education in order to help those precious kids succeed to their greatest extent. I believe that all kids should have advocates but that Special needs students need advocates to enhance their lives. Many people believe that special needs students are only going to make it to a certain extent and then just be here but I believe that they can have great impacts on this world that we live in.

This passage just reminded me that as a special education teacher I need to be there and help those students when circumstances rise. All students have a chance to succeed but some needs advocates to better their education.

In the end these students will have taught us something even better than what we could teach them! :)


Mark 2: 27-28--- Look it up! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

A give away! :)

I am blog hopping and wanted to share a cool website that I found. This lady makes incredible jewelry and it is beautiful. :)

I would love to have one of these. HINT HINT! ;)

http://www.blog.therustedchain.com/

Hope you enjoy her website!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Colonel Reb will always be my mascot.

My roomate Emily wrote this article with a little help from yours truly.



Just wanted to share! It's pretty awesome! Hotty Toddy!

EmBEARassment to Ole Miss
Article Thu, 10/14/2010 - 21:49 By Emily Gasson

Now, after eight months of voting and waiting and voting and waiting some more, we are the Ole Miss Rebel Black Bears (like that even makes sense).

Did we really even have a fair chance to begin with? At the beginning of the entire process of selecting an on field mascot, we were asked one question: Do you want to have any student input in the selection of a new Ole Miss mascot?

However, we were not asked the most important question: Do we really even want a on-field mascot? For most of the Ole Miss family, there was an easy question to answer...NO!

This was all a plot created by Chancellor Dan Jones and his little puppet Athletics Director Pete Boone.

They have said how impressed they are by the amount of student support and involvement in this process. How was the majority of our Ole Miss family represented in the selection committee? These were students that were handpicked by the chancellor because they would provide him with the results he wanted.

One of my dear friends said that if she was not an Ole Miss student, she would make fun of our University for being the teddy bears.

Honestly, how many of us have really seen a black bear roaming around Mississippi? For those of us who have lived in this fine state our entire lives, we can testify that the only time we have ever seen a bear has been at the zoo. How is there a connection to Mississippi and our University?

I know that people have said that the connection is through William Faulkner’s story about a bear and President Roosevelt’s hunting trip to Mississippi where he refused to shoot a bear. How is this relevant?

Honestly, if we are going to choose some random animal to represent our school, why not choose a squirrel? We have more than enough on campus. They are really friendly and children love chasing them in the Grove on game day. Why was this not a choice?

If we are really going to have a Black Bear as our mascot, we sure as hell better have a real bear on the field. This would be the only saving grace from this total catastrophe. I want to at least be able to take a picture with a real Black Bear cub like LSU does with a tiger.

Not only are Ole Miss fan’s making fun of our new mascot, but so will the rest of the country.

Some of you may have heard of that farm school roughly two hours away from Ole Miss.

I don’t even want to know what these cow bell ringers are going to say. If you have a Facebook, you will be able to see the backlash of this ridiculous decision.

People are probably wondering who would want to be the person in the bear outfit on game days knowing how badly they are going to be booed. Well I have a really good suggestion. Dan Jones needs to volunteer to be the person in the bear costume to see just how “supportive” the Ole Miss family really is.

I can only imagine the posters that will be made for the game on Saturday. “Beat the stuffing out of those teddy bears.” Do we really need any more embarrassment?

I also want to know about the thousands of Ole Miss fans who have supported a petition for Colonel Reb? Why was this not brought up in the mascot decision? I was one of the 3,500 students who signed this petition, and I am very offended that my voice was not really given a chance to be heard.

Chancellor Jones I want know what are you going to do about all of these students who are not being heard? Do you even care or do we not matter?

Does our administration really believe that people are going to embrace and accept this decision with open arms? Who is really going to purchase Ole Miss merchandise with a bear on it? I personally will not every purchase anything with a bear on it, so I am wondering, who will?

What else is going to be taken away from us? When are Ole Miss fans going to revolt against this administration? I am fed up with all of our so called traditions being taken away from us. I am now embarrassed to say that I am an Ole Miss fan and student.

Well Rebel fans, we are now the Ole Miss Rebel Black Bears, so get your grrrs ready and learn to have a thick skin because we are going to be ridiculed for years and years to come.


What's your opinion on this article? I thought she did a pretty good job of stating the majority of the students stance! :)

Day 15: Favorite Bible Verse

I was blog hopping as I do daily and found this verse which really spoke to me. I have read the Bible since I was little and old enough to but this verse has never been revealed to me.

"And don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else.
Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there." [1 Cor. 7:17]
Isn't that awesome? God cares enough about us to let us go through hard times, good times and awesome times. He knows exactly what he has planned and how we are going to react to those plans. I have been thinking about a lot of things lately and this verse just clarifies that I need to be focused on what is important and accomplish great things for him.
on to more blogging...

Day 14: A Picture You Love



Hello friends! I am finally getting to catch up on the blog challenge. I've been a horrible blogger lately.


I am obsessed with taking pictures so this can not be one of those one picture posts.




I adore this picture of my cousin Tyler P and I. He's a bundle of fun and I just love him to death. From the day he was born I have been so proud of him and I have loved having a little cousin. I was the baby for 14 years and i'm so glad he took my place for a while! :)

(I love his little bro Justin too but I just don't have many pictures with him!)



Harper Grace was undoubtebly sleepy. She's my precious girl!



Absolutetly loving ALASKA! If you've never been call the travel companies and GO! You will love it. It is beautiful and I had a great, great time.


Probably my favorite picture ever. Sums up my Summer Missions experience. We made this photo in Yellowstone National Park!! :)

I LOVE most of the pictures that I take because I feel like every picture taken is a memory remembered.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 13: Goals...

Goals have always been very important to me and even though I may not accomplish them, I do attempt!


  • Graduate in May with all A's and B's. :)
  • Read my Bible more, and have longer quiet times!


  • Find a job close to home but not in my hometown. Time to spread those wings.
  • lose weight.
  • Become that organized person that I used to be.
  • Be the most creative and friendliest teacher that I can be.

  • Have fun every day of my life.
  • Quit Procrastinating.
  • dress up more often.
  • Find my Husband and live happily ever after...

  • Have lots of children.


LIVE LIFE LOUD!










This blog challenge is taking me forever. Sorry, school is crazy!