Saturday, December 3, 2011

Life according to Instagram


Little sister turns 18!

playing in downtown Aubs

Mmmmm deep dish

Mallard ball mallard ball

Babysitting with the funniest person ever, Mattie.

Baking yummy treats

Toomer's sunsets

Noticing the common theme? BAKING

Playing with sweet little cousins!

Football games.

Christmas celebration with the roomz.

More Christmas stuff!!!!!!!!!!

YL All Area Christmas club

Babysitting really cool kids.

And now studying for the longest week of the year, with my favorite study buddy, Helen.

 Happy finals y'all!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy fall!

My sweet friend from kamp came to visit me this past weekend! She drove all the way from Baylor to spend time with us here in AU and we got to do fun fall things! She is seriously one amazing friend and I'm so thankful we got to spend time together! Here are just a few things we think people should do more often:

1. Pick cotton. I mean really, this is Alabama. Who can say they've picked legit cotton?!? Pretty neat.

 2. Take time to relax and hop on a swing. Enjoy beautiful fall weather. 

3. Ride a tractor out to a legit pumpkin patch.

4. Enjoy a hayride in October!

5. Who needs kroger when you've got this?? Pick out your own pumpkin.

6. Enjoy the hilarity that comes with acting like you're ten years old. Haystacks. 

 7. Drive on some pretty country roads. And listen to music a little too loud.

Love Kathy. Love fall. 

Random transition, but my roomie Davis had a birthday this past sunday! Gosh this girl is so great. She is the most joyful person I've ever met and I'm so dang thankful for her. So duh, we threw a ballin bday party for her and we got super pinteresty. 

Nomnomnom- pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing and cinnamon, and melted reese cups between two pretzels! Just a little bit of the ridic amounts of desserts we made. 

Preshie preshie preshie

Even Rose put her party clothes on 

We love ya Davey!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Be young, be foolish, be happy.

The past few weeks have been crazy busy:

We went to sharptop for work crew a few weeks ago and EEEEE Drew and Ellie came and had a small concert for us! Y'all, I just love them. But what I love even more is watching them perform with each other. They are so presh. So so presh. I've gotten to see Ellie at the three younglife camps I went to in high school and three more times since I've graduated. Basically, we're buds. 

I had a sweet surprise visit this past weekend! Knox drove all the way from Waco, TX to surprise me labor day weekend and it literally made me smile so big. I love the fun and random paths that life takes you on while you're in college. And I'm so thankful for fun (although long) road trips. And SWEET sweet roomies who plan everything to help make it a surprise!

So of course we took him to the very first Auburn football game! Y'all, I'm so excited football season is here. Even if I leave the game sunburnt, with no more fingernails left, and with a hoarse voice; there's few things I love more than Auburn football. Fun fact. 

And then this past week we had a social called "psychedelic". It's the very first social I've never had to buy a costume for because I already had rando hippie stuff. It was so fun to get to spend some time with all of my sweet friends outside of the craziness of school and homework. 

EEEEEEK I've loved the past few weeks of being able to take a little break from school and I'm so glad to have my friends back and be back in Auburn. 

Until later peeps.

Love this song. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Great newwwssss! All of the five roomies are moved in finally! YIIPPPEE. 

We threw a birthday party for one of our sweet rooms, Cecilia. We wanted to bake something fun for her birthday so Mollie and I decided we would make icecream cupcakes. That's right. We made funfetti cupcakes (the only way to go), and put them inside of icecream cones. After that, we put them in the oven and let the cupcakes bake inside of the cone. YUM. Then we put cream cheese frosting on top. Y'all, it was so good. It looked just like a vanilla icecream cone. Tricked yaaaaa. 
How good does this look? And it was so easy!

Yum. Seriously. Huge hit.

This week, I'm thankful to have all of my roomies back in Auburn. I'm thankful school has started (nerdyyyy, judge). I'm thankful that Cecilia had her 21st birthday last week and so thankful she was born! She rocks.

SMITH STATION YL REUNITED. Yep, my heart swells a little bit when I look at this picture. Greatest team ever, I feel so blessed to be placed with them! Here's our ballin team for this year... Minus Meggers and Anna!

I mean, how cute is this dog? Or the fact that his name's Bailey? I'd love to get a dog. Really. I'd especially love if it was one of these guys-

Great danes are so cute. I mean really. So what if they're huge? I WANT ONE.

Hope everyone has a blessed week. I'll leave y'all with this video. BEN RECTOR rocks

We're buds. September 13th y'all.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mat Kearny's NEW CD

Yipppeeeeee Mat's new cd is out! IT'S SO GREAT. Really, it has some sweet jams on it. This past week has been busy, fun, and exciting all at the same time. So to break down, check out these pics.
P.S. Texas may be my new favorite state... With Montana in close second. 

Texas is SO pretty. Really, we were driving to Austin and I looked out the window and saw this. Beautttyyyy.

Knox and I ate at this fun place called "Home Slice" and it was the BOMB. Hmmmm pizza. Holla.

While we were in Austin, we had to see the capital. DUH. And might I say, it's pretty cool.

Then we went to Waco where I got to see some of my kampers! I couldn't have been more excited! Sweet Maggie on the left is one of my kampers from last summer. She is such a blessing and joy to be around. Laura Leigh is on the right and she's one of my funniest kampers I've ever had. She was in barn twelve with me this past summer!

After Waco, we headed back to San Antonio. It really is such a cool town! And I got to spend time with the sweet Schroller family. All in all it was a great visit, with great shaved ice, and great sunny afternoons. 

I love traveling and getting to make visits, but I've also realized how excited I am to start school and see all of my sweet friends from Auburn! Yippeee for fall, Mat Kearny, younglife, and friends!

Until later.


Monday, July 25, 2011

24 Years

Today, July 25th, is my sweet parents 24th anniversary! AH that's so amazing! 24! Which means next year will be their 25th year anniversary on the 25th! Good grief PADRE, you've got to do something super special! Isn't that the "golden anniversary"? Just sayin. Big deal! Growing up my dad had really awesome (and hilarious) gift ideas. One year, he got my mom one those foldable chairs that you bring to baseball games. You know, the ones that fit into that bag? He found a DOUBLE of those chairs so two were sewn together... So it was a super huge jumbo bag of chairs that we took to all of my brothers baseball games. And watching my mom's reaction while she opened the present was priceless. Maybe not what she expected, but it's the thought that counts right? 

My dad is probably the funniest person I know. Really, I'm serious. He has a dry sense of humor and it always has me laughing. He always looks for the best in people. He is a constant reminder that you need to work to the best of your ability. He's such a hard worker and I've never once heard him complain. I'm so thankful for him. 

My mom has such a servants heart. She has always taught our family to put others first and to serve without expecting anything in return. She really is the rock in our family and I don't know where we would be without her. I'm so thankful for her.

So for their anniversary, my little brother and sister and I cooked them dinner. We made all of their favorites and we wouldn't allow them to clean anything up. Even if I'm the not good at cooking at ALL, again, it's the thought that counts right?

They are so precious. Mom and dad, if y'all are reading this, I hope you know that I'm so thankful for you two. Happy 24th Anniversary! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Catchy blog title

The past few days, I've been avoiding this blog post. Mainly because I don't really know how to put into words what the past eight weeks has meant to me. I'm having such a hard time explaining what kamp means and what the Lord has done in my heart. So as a start, I'm just going to try to verbalize all of the ways that I'm thankful for K-Kountry. 

A lot of the things that we do at kamp doesn't make any sense to the outside world and that's why I love it. I'm thankful for this sweet place because it's a break from reality. It's a place where you become a mom of twelve in a matter of minutes; belly flops are just about the coolest thing ever; piggy back rides are common and your fingernails are always painted every color of the rainbow; sunday coffee cake breakfast is famous and asking your neighbor to pass the whiffle encourages the whole cafeteria to break into song; coloring your tooth black with a sharpie and throwing a toilet seat halfway across the lowerfields is normal, all for the hopes of creating moments of wonder; you get to look into the teary eyes of your kamper and tell her that she is LOVED and that she is made by the Maker; you have moments that make your heart smile, like when a kamper tells you that she loves kamp because "she can be herself and feel loved".

I'm thankful for the way the Lord works at kamp. You can see the Lord in everything that you do and you have to depend on Him for strength. Sometimes at home, it's hard because you can't hear Him as well. But the Lord speaks loud and clear here... I'm so thankful for that. I'm also thankful for the Lord entering our kampers hearts for the first time. Nothing sounds better than the bell ringing and seeing a kamper surrounded by counselors cheering and hearing them say, "this is what the angels are doing right now in heaven".

I'm thankful for the friends that you meet there and the cloud of witnesses that surround you. I'm so thankful for my sweet co, Chelsea Courtney. And for all of the encouraging and uplifting women of Christ that I got to work with. The Lord truly handpicks every single one of the staff members at kamp for a great purpose. 

I'm thankful that kamp makes you live for the moment. You can't plan ahead for the next day. You have to live for the day. I'm thankful that I got to take part in anything from dressing up as a tribe cheerleader with my kampers to dressing like a character from Candyland. While you're at kamp, you have to lay everything down that day. Yes, kamp creates moments of wonder but it also helps you live in that moment and appreciate every second of it.

Last but not least, I'm thankful for the joy that the Lord brings at kamp. When you feel so tired you can't get out of bed, the Lord provides that joy and strength. He gives it to all of us at kamp. He provides tons of laughter and smiles that you leave feeling like your cheeks are going to fall off. I'm thankful for that joy. So very thankful.

Kamp is a place that is so special that I know I can never completely explain. On that note, I'll leave you with this: east side, west side, get yourself to the kountryside.