Gone fishing! My first catch.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Today, I was crazy and faced the crowds at the mall. Guess who was there?!
I am now reminded of why I hate the mall. Ew. As my brother so eloquently put it, "This is the perfect place to catch swine flu! Can't you smell it?" Okay, that's a little over the top but really, it was packed. I was breaking a sweat, beating back old ladies and frazzled moms for the best buys. Ha!
Best deal of the day? Sunglasses for the cruise for $2...score!!!
I also purchased a boat load of new books, which is appropriate because I need lots of good reads for during my cruise.
Today was the first day that the homesickness kicked in. I wanted to be back home so badly. I'm actually glad about this because after living in GA for almost 4 years now, It IS home. So, I miss you Georgia!
Here are some random old pics I have come across here in my place of birth...
This is a picture of my Mawmaw french braiding my hair. She would pull my hair so tight that I would cry. What women will do for beauty right?
I love this picture of all us kids at the beach. I will be on the beach in 10 days and counting! Looking forward to warmer climates!
Here is a "presh" picture of me holding my newborn baby brother Drew in April 2000. I adored him so much!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Today, my baby brother turns 15! Yep, the big 1 -5! I think he is my favorite 15 year old too!
He loves the outdoors, he loves to serve others and most of all he loves the Lord!
I appreciate so much the young man that he is becoming! I think its crazy that I live in a world where when I talk highly of my siblings, people are surprised! But hear me now, I am so proud of my brother!
Landon and I have a lot of fun together and we have spent a lot more time together this year because we are actually taking the same high school science course. We have weekly study dates to Einsteins. I really enjoy the time I get to spend with him. This morning we went on a 6-mile bike ride and it was a killer. If it weren't for Landon, I would probably be a couch potato. lol
Ok...time for pictures!! He is going to kill me for this...
Gig 'em Aggies! I really hope Landon will get to go to Texas A&M for college!
Aw...those were the good ol' days!
There's Lan with his "blankie!" He carried that thing everywhere!
Happy 15th Landon! I love you!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
So, as if the "crazy Christmas Show" wasn't crazy enough, we went out to eat at Panera Bread after the show and I walked in to see this sweet girl wearing MY CHURCH'S DNOW shirt on!!! I was like, "Wait, what state am I in again?!" I thought I was going insane. I walked right up to the family and introduced myself. Turn out, not only did their daughter go to out church's DNOW, but she was in my sister's DNOW group!! Em ran in and gave her a hug! They know each other!!! Okay, It is a small world when it comes to the Lord!! This Georgia fam is also Native to Texas and are here visiting family! Craziness! The pic is of Em and Stephanie! *I also think its pretty ironic that the DNOW them was CRAZY love. lol
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The day was pretty productive, that's for sure. Well, at this point the trip could be more accurately called a "sit around and eat" rather than a "tour" which indicates movement. lol
Sleep late. check.
Watch bits and pieces of random Christmas movies. check.
Stay in pajamas 'til noon. check.
Eat fudge. check.
Eat fresh baked apple cake. check.
Surf ETSY and blogs for hours. check.
Chill in the hammock. check.
Ride on the tractor (yep, that's no joke) check.
Watch Prince Caspian on the new HD flat screen. check.
Own brothers at a dart gun war. check.
Eat some more. check.
I was totally joking about the whole "being productive" thing. But then again, it is why they call it vacation right?
And for your entertainment, here is a very old picture I found at my grandparents'....
Yes, we are, in fact, matching. Wow, this is old.
Wasn't I cute??
Monday, December 21, 2009
Finally crossing into Texas!!!
On my iPOD play list (because, who can survive travel without their iPOD these days!)...
* Casting Crown's newest CD - My favorite song so far is called "If We've Ever Needed You" which talks about how much our world needs Jesus Christ!
*Steven Curtis Chapman's new CD, Beauty Will Rise - He has written these songs over the past year following the death of his baby girl Maria. His steadfast faith in the Lord is evident all over this record! Such an encouragement!
You need to download this song - "Your Love is Better Than Life" by Fee
My good read of the day...
"A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" by Donald Miller - This book is a reminder of how our lives are a small part of God's Story. I highly recommend it; its a very fun read. Miller is an interesting person, which makes for an interesting story!
Best end to the day?
A perfect Texas sunset and my mawmaw's fudge on arrival to her house! yay!
Just a thought...
You know you have been in the car for a long time when you get to observe both the day's sun rise and a sun set! lol