Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas 2010.

Just a little late. that's all!

We started off Christmas partying 2 weeks before with Church gatherings, Sunday school parties and other social events. Can I just say that I absolutely adore Christmas. Seriously!

Our church,BBC, decided to go to the Cottonplant Christmas Lights. Geez. This is like having a full time job. There are so many inflatables, lights, and even a cabin with Santa in it. It's amazing to see the joy and laughter on the faces of our little kiddos. We even heard plenty of, " I don't want to see him" about Santa Clause and the grinch that was actually quite hilarious! I had a great time seeing them get excited, upset, and having fun enjoying Christmas as a little kid.

I really hate how this "excitement" of Christmas dwindles down a little bit each year for me. I have often heard that after you have kids it all comes right back, so that is what I am hoping for! I still have the love and excitement for christmas but the "magic" just isn't there! :(

Family time was amazing this year! We had my "mom's" christmas with the family for lunch and we spent the day catching up with family. My cousin, Tyler, read the Christmas story and that was pretty special to see a 5 year old get excited to read about the birth of our Savior! I received some cash from my dear grandmother and this will be spent to sponsor my child from Africa, Esnard. Remember her?

We then had the Patton Family over for Christmas Day supper and it was a fun time! Only one cousin, Sam could make it for Christmas! We sure did miss them but know that they are fulfilling obligations! :)

Jesus blessed us with a WHITE christmas and I absolutely loved it! It was perfect! :)

I sure hope that you had a great christmas with the people you love and the people that love you the most and that God showed us all the true meaning of christmas! Himself! :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bucketlist.

Just for my records! :)

{SkyDive}





{See Golden Gate Bridge}-- Check





{Witness to Someone}





{Take Picture with Somebody who is famous}





{Eat Pizza in New York}





{Spend New Years in New York}





{Ride Toys R Us Farris Wheel In Times Square}





{ Go on A Cruise}





{Para sail}





{Shop at Mall of America}





{Study Abroad}





{Sing Karaoke}





{Go to Africa, or the Phillipines}





{Make an A on a Math Test}





{Ride a Train for a long distance}





{Climb a Mountain}-- This will never happen. Montana broke me away from this! :)

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore thee...

It's been a great day!


Santa was EXTRA good this year, Jesus' birth has been celebrated, and Family time is soon to come.


Last night I helped mama prepare the breakfast casserole that is eaten every Christmas Day Morning because that's something that my Grandmother Patton insisted on. We keep her memory going by doing this and it's a pretty awesome thing! :)


We opened presents and I promise pictures are to come of what all "ho ho" brought me. LOVE! :)


The Pattons' will be here sometime tonight and Mom is coming to celebrate with us. I just love family time. We will miss Jacob and Joseph this year!!


Jacob is spending Christmas with his fiance', they are getting married in Washington at the Jefferson memorial this summer! So sad I can't go! :(


Joseph is in the Peace Corp in Nicaragua! Bless him! Hope Christmas is great for him there! Miss you boy! :)


Merry Christmas to you all! :)


{I celebrate the day that you were born to die so that I could one day pray for you to save my LIFE! :) }

Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Here!!

The day we all love and look forward too!
"Christmas began in the heart of God.
It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man."
I am so excited to celebrate the holiday with my family and make memories that will last forever! I just can't help but think that this may be the last Christmas that I am living at home for the holidays. Teaching may lead me off somewhere different next year and I am totally okay with that! :)
I'll be home for CHRISTMAS! :)
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! :)
I pray that I would take time to remember the true meaning of the season and praise him for all that he has done!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bored. Coveting. Not a good combination!

I obviously have nothing to do at work but look at all these lovely things!

i seriously want to learn how to sew. Look how cute!

anthropologie. Taken off another blog!



I'm loving this! :)
{the back says, "and a Hotty Toddy New Year" Too cute!

www.examiner.com


Graduation Present, anyone?!



My mother has one of these but don't I need to add one!? :)


I may or may not be obsessed with Christmas Decorations! ahh!



www.marieclaire.com

Totally random but I love baking cupcakes during this phase of my life.

But more than anything I want one of these...
"Happy Everything" plates!

Aren't they adorable?

My birthday issss January 8th! :)

That's all. Back to work, ahem!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

{one}. We got our family Christmas cards done today! :)

{Two} I am going to Memphis tomorrow shopping with my best. Can't wait.

{Three} We practiced for our Christmas Cantata tonight at church and it's going to be awesome.

{Four} I can't wait for Christmas!!! Come on next week!

Pure. Bliss.



Being able to catch up on life, yeah, that's Christmas break.
Today has consisted of running errands, making Christmas cards, eating lunch with my mama, and doing things that I never have the chance to do!


Life is GOOD! :)

Tonight I will finish this endeavor and have some fun along the way.

Thank you Lord for Christmas break.

Fun times are ahead. Be ready for pictures! :)

Just a few Christmas pictures for your enjoyment.

Roommates putting up our Christmas Decor!



Merry Christmas from Harper!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

{one}
I just bought my first Paula Deen cookbook and I couldn't be more excited. I am obsessed with her recipe's and pretty magazines even though, ahem.. I don't cook very often!

{Two}
I am sitting at work, not doing a thing but playing on my blog, facebook, twitter, and shopping. This might not be good. Come on 2:00! :)

{Three}
Tonight I am going to Friendship Baptist Church's Christmas Play. My cousin is a lead in it and we are going to see how God is going to show up! :)

{Four}
I just LOVE christmas! My mother has our house looking like the North Pole and it makes my heart happy when I drive up and see lights! Our house is beautifully decorated and I hope that my future houses will look as "christmasy" as ours always has.

Happy Monday! Hope your last work-week before christmas goes smoothly!

Love this!...

Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don't let me go mad by poking about outside it."

Friday, December 10, 2010

IT'S CHRISTMAS BREAK! :)


It's the most wonderful time of the year! The semester is over, time to go home and relax. No more worrying about school after the most awful semester of my life. It was seriously the most stressful, busy, and the most like "real life" that I have had. I think that it has finally hit me that I am graduating in 6 months and that scares the crap out of me!

{Back to Christmas.. Last night I watched a movie and played aro
und with my blog. Now that was a weird feeling! I just knew that there was something that I n
eeded to do, but guess what? Their wasn't! I absolutely LOVE that feeling.}

Tonight I have the pleasure of going to watch one of my Best friends graduate from Nursing School! Her name is Meagan aka Merle (it's a long story!) I could
not be more proud of her. She has done so well but it was not an easy road! :) I can't wait to share in this exciting time with her!
Christmas break is going to be filled with so many fun times. Shopping, friends, family, NO SCHOOL!, Church services that blow my mind, pretty decorations, I just can't wait. I am so excited.

Love you all! :)
BTW: Roommate Christmas pictures! Our Christmas card is going to be adorable! :)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Hotty Toddy New Year!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fill in the blank Friday.

linking up with....
{photo from weheartit via this tumblr}


1. Holiday spirit makes me smile. It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? Jesus' Birth, time with family around the tree, present, shopping, Christmas music, cinnamon scented candles and decoration that is glittery and beautiful eating my grandmother's chicken and dressing. It's the best.

2. The holidays are incomplete without family, Christmas movies, decorations, love,cold weather, friend ornament swapping.

3. My favorite things to do around the holidays is eat the most delicious food, dirty Santa parties, Christmas program at church , shopping,

4. A holiday tradition my family and I have is to eat breakfast casserole every Christmas morning because that's what my grandmother Patton always did, open presents one at a time and fight over who is going next, decorate our house the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Empty our stocking first on Christmas morning.

5. Holiday music is something that i have a new found respect for. I loved it as a kid but only recently have I become attached to it again! :)

6. This year, I'll be spending the holidays with my family, as always! Pattons at our house, Heards at Mom's house.

7. Holiday wish list McCarty Pottery, some new Toms, 2 teacher-y tote bags, and a few surprises. My mother, aka, Santa Clause has this! :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Light at the end of the tunnel.

It's almost over! Praise him.
This semester has {almost} gotten the best of me. Very late nights, sick children in my classroom, a seizure on the playground, WAY too many assignments, and just plain busyness.

God has SURE gotten me through all these hard times and I am forever thankful! I take my first final tomorrow and then next week, it's all over! I am so excited to not have to think about school and finally get to accomplish some things that I need to get done.

I went to the BSU Tacky Christmas Sweater Party last night and had a fun time, ate way too much junk, and got to say bye to some pretty amazing people.

Pictures to come SOON..