Tuesday, January 22, 2013

We Are Officially Moving!

I apologize for the sudden lack in posting! Due to several family events, work, and the fact that we are officially MOVING next month ( more about why we are moving here ), I have not had much time for writing or blogging.

Yes, we are officially moving to Alabama the fourth week in February! Thanks to some answered prayers, my family has been blessed with a place to live! It is a small home, about 1/3 the size of the house we are currently living in....but it is a home where we can be together, and get back on our feet. I have already put in my notice at work, and will look for a job once we get up there and settled.

It is all starting to hit me, and there is so much to do! We have my sister's wedding coming up February 16, (that is also in AL) so we plan to go up for that and get everything ready, and then drive back down the following week, pack everything up, and move!

The next few weeks will be incredibly busy, so I am taking a siesta from blogging until we move. I have a few ideas in regards to my blog and documenting this new chapter in my life... so I will be keeping you posted on that if it works out!

Until next time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Alabama Bound

I am currently in the car on my way to Alabama with the family for my cousin's wedding ( in fact we just crossed the state line!). It's been quite the long while since we all went on a road trip together, and I'm looking forward to a weekend visiting with my relatives who I hardly ever see! Once I return, I shall resume blogging! ( I have much to update!)

Have a blessed weekend!

Friday, January 4, 2013


 ( My mother and I. She took me out for an early birthday outing.. I love her!)

Today marks my 22nd year of being here on this earth.That sure did sneak up on me fast!

 I've had the younger look at me in with wide eyes and state how old I am getting, and I have had the older smile down at me and  remark how I am still just a baby. I suppose then, it is all how one looks at it. Frankly, I do not feel like a certain age.... because in some areas of my life  I feel like I have grown to be decades old. However, there are other areas where I feel like my childlike quirks have blossomed overnight!

Isn't growing up a funny thing? I see no need to complain that I am getting older...yes, I am aging, but I prefer "growing up" a more appropriate phrase ( and no, I am not in denial..just looking at it from a different angle! ha ha).

Birthdays are a time of celebration and reflection for me. I absolutely love celebrating the fact that I have been blessed with another year of life. I also love to look back at this same time last year, and see how I felt about turning 21,and  where I thought I would be in one year. How did I change? How did I not change? Did I grow or did I stand still? Did things turn out the way I thought they would?

One thing is for sure, I have learned to be much more comfortable in my own skin this past year. To be happy with who God has created me to be, but also not forgetting that there is always a need and room for improvement. My eyes have also finally been open to the fact that yes, people will you let you down, but it's how you handle the aftermath of that disappointment (even your thoughts) that make the difference in you as person . I also feel like I have finally reached the realization that at the end of the day, not everyone cares as much as I thought they did about silly little things. A girl can get oh so carried away with the silly little stuff...we love to read into things that are already transparent. I am working on focusing my attention more on what this life is really all about.

Lastly, one of the biggest things I learned while being 21, was that if you work really hard and put your faith in God, the possibilities of what you can do are by no means small!

My life is Ever Growing, and I am so excited to see where 22 takes me!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Here's to 2012 and the Future!

Wow. 2012 was a milestone year!

I entered my final semester of college & last term of the vet tech program, and boy was it a busy one!

 After 2 and half years my braces finally came off  just in time for graduation!

I had an amazing Spring Break at the beach with my family.

 After what seemed like a lifetime, I was officially pinned as a veterinary technician!

  I graduated from college and then passed my board exam and became a CVT!
 Isaac and I started dating, and it has been without a doubt one of the best decisions I have made!
 My best friend from Indiana came down and we went to Disney World and Universal Studios.
 I spent many memorable hours doing what I love, riding and being around the horses.

 Isaac and I went on many adventures and grew closer together.
 I took an AMAZING trip back up to Indiana, my old stomping grounds, and reunited with my childhood riding instructor and mentor, Ty.

 Isaac and I celebrated 6 months together and couldn't be happier!

 Delilah and I continued to do what we loved to do, Jump.

I celebrated a year of working with one of  the best Animal Hospitals, with the best team of people I could ever ask for..who are more like family than coworkers to me!
 Dad moved to Alabama in October to start his new job, and after months of being separated, we were blessed to all be together for Christmas this year. The perfect end to such a whirlwind of a year!

So much happened this year, so many milestones in my life, and so many blessings. 
This year was a year of roller coaster highs and lows. 
So many memories made with my family and friends.

It would be shameful right now to not thank God for how richly He has blessed this year. 
He blessed me with so many opportunities, and helped me achieve so many goals. 
He gave me more this year than I ever deserved to have, he has filled my cup to the brim and it runneth over with joy!

Looking back on this year I can't help but smile and be amazed, yet as it draws to a close I am looking forward to 2013 and what it may have in store.
I have a feeling that 2013 will be no less of a whirlwind than 2012 was, in fact, I have a hunch that this coming year is going to make 2012 look like a mellow year. ha ha.
Lord willing, 2013 will bring many life changes:
(Which means starting a new life, in a new town, with many changes -including a new job!)

I am determined  to really utilize this blog in 2013 by taking the time to document what happens as much as I possibly can. I know in years to come I will be glad that I took the time to write about the wedding & the move to Alabama (and everything else that may come my way) and I want all of you readers to be a part of  this upcoming chapter in my life!

I also have many goals swirling around in my head....you all know how much I love to make lists, goals, and resolutions! I have decided to keep my list small, so that I can ensure that I have the time and energy to focus on them! Granted, my life is in the Lord's hands, and many times things do not go according to my plans....yet that is what makes the new year so exciting! It is a new chapter, full of curiosity and wonder of what is to come and all the opportunities that may arise!

1. Get to know God and His word better: I am almost embarrassed at times by how little I truly know in regards to God and what His word says...I want to make sure I set aside time each day to lean more about Him, and to really study the bible and gain a more knowledgeable understanding of it all. I want to grow closer to the Lord.

 2. Manage my money and finances: My goal this year is to give, save, and manage! I want to give as much as I possibly can to the church and those in need. I also want to increase my savings and put more into my "emergency fund", and I really want to keep track of where every single dollar goes, to see where I'm spending too much and what I can do to change that.(thanks Isaac for the inspiration to add this resolution!)

3. Be in the best shape I can possibly be in time for Tough Mudder GA in April! I am documenting my wellness journey on this blog and will be posting my month #1 recap later this week!