Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas, I am speding it with John and his family. My parents are spending Christmas in GA. This morning in Texas the rain turn to sleet then turn to white stuff know as snow. So Texas got snow for Christmas Eve, its just a dustying. But hey it's snow, and snow in Texas doesn't happen to often.

This will be my second White Christmas. :) I will try to get some pictures up from it.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Year End Review 2009

For the last four years, I give a breakdown of highlights from the year of different things that happened through out the year. This year a lot of things have happened. This year is also a year that we draw a closItalice to a decade and welcome a new decade here in about two weeks. Well, here you go, A Moment In My Life

I am home with the family for Christmas. I attend the Young Single Adult Dance for New Years Eve.

I go to the dentist and find out I have cavities and my wisdom teeth have to come out. So what turned into a cleaning terned into, getting teeth out and cavitites filled.

I turn 23. I go home for V-Day and see my boyfriend(now fiance) John. We celebrate, V-day and my birthday.

I go to South Heaven Missippi for a GSC Women and Men Basketball Championship with Cheerleaders.
I go home for spring break. And find out my parents moved to the condos across the street.

I make Weevil mascot again!

I head home for Texas for the summer.
I find out that I am going to be an EFY counserl in Texas this summer! :D

I start work at 5 guys Burgers and Fries and I head to Denton, Texas for my first EFY session. It was a blast! I run into some counserls who I went o EFY with nearly 7 years ago or something. It was pretty cool!

I head to San Antiono for EFY #2 and 3. Another exicting time!
John and I go to church togather through out the summer.
Brittany M. Comes to Dallas!


I get my driver's licenses!

I meet John's sister and his Niece!
I head back to school a week early for weevil and cheerleading stuff. John helps me move into the dorms.
This is also my last semester in college!

Football season is here!
My parents move to Flordia.
And I get a new calling, Nusrery Teacher.

I get engaged! My Frog Princes comes and asks me to marry him! At homecoming, what home-coming that is... (always someone to come home to :) )


I go spend Thanksgiving with the John's Family.


Its Christmas and I head back to Texas.
And I finish with classes and move out of the dorms.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Church Christmas Party

So last Saturday night, my chruch had a Christmas Party and Santa came to visit. So I went and got my pciture with him. So here are the pictures! You are never to old to see Santa!

Me asking Santa what I want for Christmas.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wedding Info

Offical annoucments will be mailed in Late-January. But for those who are anxiously awaiting the info. Here it is.

Brittany and John will be seal togather for time and all enterity on March 13, 2010 in Dallas Temple a 1:00 p.m. (by invited only due to limit seating)

A reception will be held the same day at the LDS Church on Meandering Way in Dallas, Texas from 4 to 6 p.m. all family and friends of the bride and groom are invited to attended.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Brittanys in Dallas

Here is a picture I remeber I had on my camera. It was when Brittany came to Dallas for MaryKay. I got to gather with her unit for dinner one night! It was a blast. We even rode a horse and carriage around down town dallas. In all the years that I had lived there I never have rode one around the city. That day I got to be one of the tourist!

All Pack Up!

Okay, so for a long time now I have had this really big bag that is the size of me(well, almost) and at the start of the semester this fall. when my friends were helping me move in. So I deside to finally see if I really could fit in the big bag. Guess what I fit and my friends drug me down the hall of my dorm!

And down the Hall I go!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Frog and the Pricess (Weevil) A Proposal Story

Homecoming 2009. Before the game, mid-morning. The Weevil(I) am walking around waving to fans and taking pictures with people around Weevil Pound(across from the football stadium). Towards the end of the pre-game events, the Weezie (the weevil, that’s me) hang around the cheerleaders and talking to my mom. Seeing if she got my lunch so I could eat before the game started.

A few minutes Steve(he works at the school and is well-known among many people) drove a green looking thing up to where the cheerleaders and I were standing. At first when I saw this I thought they had gotten out the old weevil suit, then I saw that it was a frog with a crown and speter and I thought, am I suppose to attack this frog.(Like Weezie did in the KGB commercial). Then Steve said that we(the cheerleaders and I needed to turn this frog into a prince and that we need to take turns trying to kiss him) So some of the cheerleaders tried to kiss the frog, that didn’t work, the weevil tried and that didn’t work and Steve said let’s take Weezie’s head off and try that. So they took off my head and I kissed the Frog. The frog started shaking and then the frog took off his head. And it was JOHN! I was soo shock and happy to see him there. And then he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring and asked me to marry him!

I said yes!

So kissing frogs really can turn them into princes!

I was pretty surprised that it happened. I am really excited though!

After the football game, my mom, his mom, John and I went to the River to eat and had a toast!

It was all so wonderful!

We are getting married March 13, 2010 at the Dallas, Temple. A reception will be held later that night at the church.

Monday, October 19, 2009

October Update!

Last time I posted it was August and now it's the middle of October? My, my where does the time go? School has been keeping me pretty busy. I have been doing pretty good in all of my classes. So that is pretty exicitng. It's hard to believe that Decemeber is around the cornor and I will be graduating! Thats really exicting I can't wait. It's been a long time in waiting for this moment.

In other news, my compture is in Time Out! It has desided to be bad and not work right now. So I have to use the libarys computres or my friends to check the things that need to be check. :)

I am still the Weevil , it a lot of fun! It's funny sometimes to see little kids scream... of course if a gaint green bug came up to me to when I was that age I might scream too. Some of the little kids don't scream though

At church, I have been called to Nursery. This is a challenge and a blessing, I really do enjoy it but its hard work sometimes. One of the kids I have wacth since she was born(I babysit for her family) and she has grown up soo much in the last 2 1/2 years! It will be sad when I have to leave my branch in Decemeber.

This weekend is Home Coming and that is pretty exicting! My mom is coming down.

Hope all is well!

Love, ME

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Weevils go to Texas

This past weekend, (well Thrusday) the UAM weevils traveled 8.5 hours(or so) to Stepnville, Texas to play against the Texans at Tarleton State. The drive was long. It was a little different to drive to Texas and not go home to my house.
Fred and Kathy and Camilla came out to see the Weevils play against the Texans. The Weevil danced with Camilla and had fun! The other teams mascots(who were dressed in Screams masks ) gave the Weevil a sunflower. The Weevil told me it made the Weevils day and made her happy for a bit.
The Weevils sadly lost there game 45 to 16. It was a good hard fight. The did a good job!
The weevils next game will be agains U of A at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Last year the Weevils beat Pine Bluff, 21 to 7!
Now in other aspects in my life. My parents are moving to Flordia they have always wanted to move to Fla and grow old there. So Sept.2, 2009 they are moving there. My stuff that was at my house is going to my boyfriends house.
School started this week and I enjoyed my classes I think its going to be a good semester it always is.
Well that's all the updates I can think of for now. More later! Love you All!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School Starts tommorw

School starts tommorw. Fall is trying to come. Football seasons kicks off this week too. Which means the weevil gets busy.

This semester I am taking 15 hours last time I attempted this was the spring of 2007 hopefully nothing bad will happen. There are some easy classes. Classes I am taking to help me meet hours for being in school graduation/scholarships.

I am retaking Survy of Math (I am trying to keep my seld pep up for this one) American History 1900-1940, World War 2 history, Interpersonal Communcation and Music Apperication. I am really exicted. I have already been a school a week and now I am really ready for my class assignments and to start learning! I really do love school I am such a dork or I guess a neard!

My parents are moving to Flordia on Sept.2. They have also want to move to Fla. and live near the beach. So since me and my sister are out of the house.(Well I am almost I still live in a college dorm) they desided it was time for them to move. Bright side is they will be just few hour car ride from Diseny World!

Here in Monticello at church a lot of families have moved in. Last weekend I watch 3 families kids. One of my regulars and then two new famlies it was a lot of fun!

This week the Weevil(that's me) will go cheer on the football game for their pre-season game in Stephenville, Texas! There game is Thursday! But the one I am exicted for is the GA game! It will be telvised in the GSC(Gulf South Conference) network.

Well thats all for now! Love you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kindergarden turns into pre-2nd grade

Strange title for my blog I know, but I recently read an articl on MSN that talked about things kindergardener's have to know even before they walk through their classroom.
The article here--> Videokids_and_parenting/?GT1=43001 tells all about what they have to know.
My thoughts are below about the said article.
I think that kindergarderns having to already read and do math before kindergarden is way to hard. It's not fair to them make them do that. That is why we go to school to learn. Yes, learning some of those things helps at home but beind forced to do that before had is dumb. Even more so, being held back at the end of the year if you don't know how to do that. If that was the rule back in 1991, I would not have pass kindergarden. Yeah I knew how to read alittle but I was the best reader and I couldn't do math well. I had to go to a special math class in the 1st grade for extra help in. It was there in the 1st grade that I learned how to work with 2 digit math problems.
Taking away a kids recess in kindergarden no wonder they act up or go crazy in the classroom they have all this engery and they need to release it. Plus doing all that class work for what 6.5 hours straight a day might make them crazy I kno. I know that when I study for that long I go crazy. Even here in college, in my dorm room I have a mr.potato head and sometimes even play dough. Why? Because it helps take away the stress that school brings to me! Ven I didn't have that I think I would go loco!
I think kindgraden should be the time to learn and grow. Much like agraden does when it is well tend to and the flowers bloom and look every soo pretty.
In the fall we tend our gardern perhaps even get it ready to plant for the spring, in the spring we plant our flowers and watch them grow.Much like kindgarden we tend to them in the fall by the spring they are geared for school, by the end of spring they are wounderful future first graders who are bloomed and have grown in school!
We don't need to press our 5 and 6 years olds into long days, just bceause they do that over seas does not mean that we have to do that in America

My Days in Kindgarden

When I first went into kindergarden I don't think I even knew how to read and that was nearly 15 years ago. To this day I remeber things I did there and even things that I got in trouble for. the class room had rug which we sat on and our teacher read to us. when we started learning our ABC's whe took home the letter and a piece of paper and we had to cut out things from maganizes or newspapers that started with that letter. At the end of the year the teacher put togather our very own ABC book of our very own to take home of all our ABC's homework. It was a lot of fun! I learned what numbers where and how to count and about colors.

I remeber playing house at school with our little kitcen set we had in one of our play areas. I also remeber having to have nap time. Going to music class once a week where we sang songs, I remeber go out side to receses(and getting left behind at the water fountain because I feel a sleep and my teacher didn't wake me. I couldn't find my class so I had to pull a red ticket!)

I remeber coloring a school bus and I wanted to color my school bus purple because at the time that was my favorite color. My teacher told me I had to color it the right color, but she did give-in and told me I could color the part that says School bus purple. Guess this should have my first clue that it was the start of kids having to conform to the new press of kindergardners.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I am Finally A Class C!

Okay so class C is driving speak for Drivers Licenese! I am so glad to finally have it! I was really neverous at first when I was getting ready to take it! I even had to go throught road work for it because that was the path of the test. I had to get up at 5:30 am to leave the house early to get to the DMV by 6 am to wait in line to get a number just to take the road test! By 8:45 I was taking the road test and by 9 a.m. I was in line to get my paper saying I can drive till mine comes in the mail! That line was another 20 mins! So as of 9:35 this morning I became a licened driver and I don't have to have anyone in the car with me! Down side I don't have a car but that's okay for now. I feel soo happy that I have it! I actually feel older now!

Don't say watch out, because I am safe driver you don't have to stay off the roads.. there is plenty of roads for all of us!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

End of July???

hard to believe that it is almost the end of July! and with that it means that it's means that school will start soon. :(. Good side of it is that I will be graduating in Decemeber! So I am really exicted about that.

My last two EFY's I was in San Antino! I had a blast! I rode the Train down there and back! The train ride was a lot of fun. And you have to ride long distances that's probly the best way to go. Why? because you can get up a move around. :)

Not much else is happening with me right now. Just chilling and trying to get ready for school...
More updates and pictures to come!

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Weevil Speaks Out!

Okay so apparently their is this video that is out and it is about the dumbest mascot. And the The Boll Weevil according to them is just that. It's a cute commerical but as the weevil I must say that we aren't that. Why? Because the Boll Weevil has a history, they are evil and firce(spelling?).

To learn more about the boll weevil check out:

To see the boll weevil video click:

I as the Weevil am proud to be a WEEVIL, not many schools have an odd mascot like we do. I am proud to be different! The weevil is cool!

After all, "There Ain't Nothing More Evil Than A Dang* Boll Weevil!"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lesson from EFY week 1

As I promised I will share with some of the things that I learned at EFY.

Seeing Thur the Lord's Mirror

Sunday night there was a Fireside(firesides are meetings usally handle on Sunday nights with one speaker and are on vairous topics.) Anyways, this fireside was given to the counsorls before the kids came, it was given by the session director Bro. Barker(the guy who was incharge basically for that week of EFY).

Bro.Barker said this in his experince with teaching and being a bishop he has heard some of the following. "They got married before I did..." "They finished school before I did...." "They got into that school and I didn't..." He then went on to say that it is not a competion to do those things.

The World makes it seems like that is a competion to do those things.
He then said, that the reason that its not a competion is because when you come before the Lord he will ask you Where have you been and where are you going? With the Lord there is no competion.

Brother Barker also used a scripture, from 1 Corinthians Chp 13:12, which states the following, "For now we see through a aglass, bdarkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. "

Which means that right the world and maybe even ourselfs see ourselfs through the world's mirror as not being upto par with them. But when we see the Lord face to face he will show us how he see us and not how the world sees us.

After hearing this it made me feel a little better about my own life's dealings.

Its a tradion at EFY to have a company cheer to shout when you are walking around and to use at the Cheer-off. Now for my first week at EFY, my group was known as Stirreth-Up. The girls and the guys helped created the cheer. For your reading pleasure I post it here. "Enternal bliss, Happiness, Stirreth-up the fun, BBQ sauce!" Our group for the 14-15 years old came in second for the cheer off. Later I will have to see if I can upload a video of it.

Morning Sides

Morning sides where a big devotional given by the session director to everyone at EFY. So all of the groups and the counserls all meet togather at the same time and heard a devotional. On one of the morning sides someone sang a song and this part stuck out the most to me... "Live in this World with a smile."-- its a good model to live by, because one smile can travel really fast to everyone!

Other Important Thoughts Learned

"Heavenly Father knows me and he NEEDs me! " "(Heavenly Father knows you and he NEEDS you!)"
"If we truely repeant then we become a new creature."
"if you stick it out then eventually you will succed"
"You never know what the Lrod has instore."
"it will be a happy ending if you just stick it out."
"The only thing you really can do for someone who has saved yourlife is to never forget it and to always remeber that.(I would like to add to that to never forget them)"

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Spiritual Bubble now spills out!

Greeting Fellow Blog readers!

I just got back from EFY (which stands for Espically For Youth) it is a church camp put on by CES (the Church Education System). The camp is for ages 14-15 and 16-18 years young men and young women. It run by memebers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Where I worked as a counserl, where I was over a group of 10 girls between the ages of 14-15 years old. They were a great group. I also had a co-counserl who was over the boys, he had 9 kids between the ages of 14-15. Togather we formed a company called "Stirth up" coming from a scriputer in the Book of Mormon.

At EFY there was around 320 kids, and about 20 counserols, some building counsorls, and cooridantiors.(Who helped ran the camp).

The youth attend classes(some counsrols went to classes too) went to dances, had game night, FHE (family home evening), gave and heard devontioals, sang hymns, touch by the spirit, ad grew spritual.

When ever I am at EFY I like to think of it as a Spirtual bubble, because you have people around you who believe the same things that you do and you are hearing messages that are meant for you and things that you can apply in your life, when you leave camp. The youth take something but also the counsorls take something from it as well.

I know I did. I feel so much stronger in my life. This week I recieved some answers I have been praying about and for that I am enterally grateful. I have things that I learned that I can apply in my life. And I get to go back for two more sessions.(Each week is known as a session).

Growing up I went as youth., in fact it was 10 years ago this summer that I first went to EFY. And now I am a counserol. I am grateful for the chance that I had serve, to teach, to get to know the youth. The were a blessing in my life.

This years theme is "Be Thou an Example" coming from a verse in 1 Timthoy.. I will have more about adventures at EFY and the spritual ness a bit later.

But that is my update for the week... and now that EFY is over and everyone has left, the spirtual bubble now ozzes out over the city, with stronger youth, youth (and even the counsorls and those that help at the camp) that will be an example, in the words that they say, in conversations that they have, in charity that they give, in spirt that they have, in faith they have, in purity that they will hold on too.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer and it's raining

Currently the weather outside is stormy, with rain, and thunder and perhaps some lighting. For the last 12 hours it has been raining straight, well amost. Last night the airport by my house reported winds of 51 miles per hour. My street had a couple of down tree branches but nothing to bad and the house still has power! At least for now the temptures are cool outside. That is one good thing about the rain it makes it cooler outside instead of being soo hot!

This Summer I am working at place called 5 Guys Burgers and Fries, in Dallas.(There are a lot of 5 Guys now spread across the USA.) It'sa great place to work. And I am also an EFY counserl this summer. I will be working as a camp counserl for three weeks this summe,(the weeks are ever other week starting next week). I go to my first session, in Denton, Texas next week! I am really exicted and I am almost done with my devontionals for the week.

Every sincce I went to EFY for my first time 10 years ago I have want to be an EFY counserl and now I have the opportunity. I am so grateful for this chance!

For those that have the summer itch to read a good book, I am half way through the 7th Harry Potter Book.( I speed read it when it first came out and now I am reading it again) I think it's better this time around. -- one day I will post some thoughts about this book when I finsh it.

Happy Summer, till next time!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 2009 Summer Update

The month of May ends here in foru days. It's been a great month! I finished school strong, with a 3.0 this semester, I was very happy! Grades go as follows, Brit Lit 2 C; Spanish 2 B; Ethics B; Modern Europe A. I will get my BA in December! I never thought I would see that day!

I am living at home this summer in Texas!

This month so far I have read to gret books, I highly reccomend them for age 10 and up. The books include The Tale of Desxpur(sp?) and The Boy Who Dared. Two great books. Watch up coming blogs for a review about The Boy Who Dared.

On Memoiral Day I went to the Lake with John some people from Church. We rode on jet skis, he rode on a tube that was pulld from the jet ski. We even grilled out there. It was a lot of fun, minus our sun burn! Minus the sunburn it is a great way to start the summer!

Happy Summer Blog Readers

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Alan Jackson Concert!

Ever wanted to do something spur of the moment? Well, last Friday my mom and I did. My boyfriend already had plans with his aunt to go the the AJ concet. (His aunt bought the tickets for him and his brother a long while back).

I suggested to my mom that we should try to see if we could get tickets. I said, I didn't care where we would sit. Just to be there and experince it would be awesome!

So we looked up tickets(this took awhile, because we were going to have to buy them online). We found some, it took a while for the tickets to come to my mom's e-mail, but they came. How much did we spend? 70.00 for both tickets. We rode with my boyfriend, his brother and his aunt. We found our seats, 1st row noses bleed. No one was around us. And 7 minds before the concert started, someone from KSCS, came up to us and said, We(the radio station) saw that you were sitting alone, and we(the radio sation) thought you two might like some better tickets in a suite! So we took them. And watch the show. It was a better view from there.

I danced and sung a long. It was cool. From where my boyfriend was sitting down below us, he saw me dancing!

Josh Tunner opened for AJ. I loved his song, called, "Me and God" one day I will have to put the lyrics here for you to read, its a really good song!

AJ sung a lot of old songs that I grew up with! He even sung his famous, "Where were you when the world stop turning."

Up untill now I have never been to a real concert! I loved it! Even though my boyfriend and I were not in the same seats, I still had a GREAT time! I am gald we went! Next time I go to a concert I will have to spend the $30 on a concert t-shirt!

I will say this, there is nothing like sing along at the concert with the artist, now that is pretty cool!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weevil News

This past March I tried out and get to be my college mascot again this school year! I am really excited its a lot of fun and I get to make people smile which makes me feel really happy. I get to go with the cheerleaders to all the football games to cheer on the "mighty" UAM Boll Weevils! Its fun! So if you are in the neighborhood come see the Weevil at one of our many games this Fall!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Over a month?

It been over a month since I last posted on here. Usually I am pretty good at keeping up with my blogs and events in my life, but I guess I feel behind. :(.

Well here is the updated on my life. I am down to one semester left in my college career. I will finally get my BA in History in December of 2009. As I type I am waiting on my grades from the Spring Semester to post, but the grades aren't offically due to the Office of the Registar till Wednesday of this week at 10 a.m. So it's now a wait and see.

I manged to pack up my entire dorm room int 14 boxes , 5 suite cases, microwave, TV, mini refrigerator and a bedding bag. How I got everything in to that small room I will never know. Jasmines' Parents are letting me store a lot of at there house because I can't take it on the airplane with me. I am really grateful that they are letting me do that. It really means a lot to me. (Can you imange the baggage fee for something like that?)

I fly home to Texas on Wednesday! I plan to stay in Texas this summer and work and work on getting my Driver's Liceneces. ( I know shouldn'tI have that by now? Did I want it when I as 16? yes! Why didn't and Why don't I have it? Because when I moved to Texas when I was 15, my parents had to learn how to re-drive in the busy, crazy Dallas traffic. And then when I was 16, they didn't want me to become a statics of teenage driver who ends up dead on the road. And I refused to do the Texas drivers Ed, because I thought it was pointless for a couple reasons, 1) I already had started to work on Drivers Ed before I moved to Texas and then there was the chance that they would not take Drivers Ed from a another state. And when we attempted to do the at home version of drivers ed with Texas there text book was so messed up that I refuse to do it. And desicde to wait till I was 18 to get my permit to avoid the whole mess. And then some other things happened and I went to off to college and I wasn't home to work on it. Everyone has a different set of cards that they are dealt. So blog readers DO not underestamate me or think that there is more to story or that it's stuiped. )

The whole not having my liceness hurts me sometime because it seems that people don't understand or they think that I don't want to. It makes me mad when that happens.

Anyways, that will be my summer and of course going and seeing my special friend. :) And my sister Brittany is coming to Texas at the end of July for a Mary Kay Conference! She is selling it now! But that also means that I get so see her! I am exicted about that! She hasn't ever been to Texas before! :D. Good thing I can see Mary Kay's main office from my house!

Not much else is happening. This has been been brought to you by A Moment in My Life

Thursday, April 2, 2009

So it's been awhile

Yes, it has been a while since I last wrote. To tell the truth in my hard copy journal I have fallen behind in it too. Lately school has been keeping me busy.

About my Classes: Spanish 2 is really hard for me and I haven't been to spanish tutoring as much as I should have and I have forgotten much of the vocabulary that I learn last semester. I know I will pass, but with what I don't know. British Lit 2, is coming along good. I really am enjoy it, there is a lot of poems. And I learned that the Charge of the Lightbergaid, written by Alferd Tennyson is about Pickett Charge during the Civil War. Modern Europe, (that's my History Class) is coming along good on the first test I got an 80! (it was Mupitle Choice and essay) So I was really proud of myself. We have another test coming up next Thursday that will be interesting saying, yet again I am behind in my readings for the class. But, I can do it, I will pass! I am also working on my history paper for my class it's due the last week of class! It's about Checkpoint Charile and the Berlin Wall.(It's a 5 to 10 page paper). Oh, yes Ethics, that's a pretty random class. We haven't really followed the book and a lot of the class has been open discussion. Pam and Jazz are in the class so it's pretty cool we help each other a lot. We had to write a 5 to 10 page paper about either Food and Sex, Pulp Fiction or Global Warming. I choose Global Warming.

I also have been busy with helping out the Staff of the Boll Weevil(the school yearbook). I had 5 speards to do. I did because I really have a hard time saying no and the had some people that drop the year book class. I only have one my spread left and I have desided that I would worry about that next week.

This Saturaday I am presenting a prestation on my paper I worte for my Histography class last semester: "Pressforward Saints..."

On a lighter note Decemeber 2009 I will finally graduate with a degree in History with a minor in Journalism. :D It only took 5 and 1/2 years for it too happen. But I think it was well worth it.
I am the school mascot for the next school year. So, for you xanga readers that's a boll weevil! (Remeber three years ago when I was talking about coming to UAM and counted down to it, I think that it was something like the 25 days of weevils or somethingl. I do rememeber using the quote, "Weevils wobble but they don't fall down." Expect, this weevil falls down some time. :)
Okay, enough about my boring classes .

March 29: A few days ago, made Derek McGee two year mark sense he has been dead. I went to chruch on his death day and it was okay. It was just different. Looking back last year seeing where I was at and looking back two years ago I can see I have grown a lot. But I will say this I did cry a lot that weekend. Cry because of the chance that he didn't have and how I miss him as my friend. This past week I had a thought that what, if I get a call from him or something like that and he says, "Guess What, I am alive! You still wanna go out? I am sorry for all that I have put you through." I would have to tell him "no." Which before now, I would have to yes I would date him and contuiue on. Because I know that he is not coming back to the earth life and I know that he is happier and doing what he is supppose to be doing right now. But I will say this, I still love him as friend and I can not wait to get to heaven to give him a big hug, and to ask him why he left me when he did.

Yesterday afternoon, Jasmine and Angelia and I and some of the social work club memembers did an easter egg hunt for kids in a headstart in town. We hid the eggs and then the kids ran out to find them. (Mind you they had to be about 3,4 and 5ish) After the egg hunt they had snack time outside and then they played. Later one of the girls started going through her eggs and she pulled out lafty taugh and open it up.. she looked at it.. (not knowning what it was) and said.. "I think I will call this gum"

Last night at chruch, I taught the 8 to 11 years(only four girls showed up) and we talked about the Good Samatatiran and then clean the church building( polished the wood trim in the hallways, glean the glass doors and clean the bathrooms. They were really exicted about cleaning the bathrooms, mainly the boys. They had a great time, and it gave me the greatest feeling. It was a happy feeling!

That's all for now.. I do have some spanish homework to finish... Oh, my! Cheers till next time!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Brittany and Daniel!

Speical Birthday Wishes go out today to Brittany M who is the big 20 and her nephew Daniel is one year years old today! Happy Birthday you too Love You Bunches! Happy Birthday Brittany! Hope You had a great b-day!

Picture taken in summer 2008 on the way to the McGee Family Renuin in CA.

Happy Birthday to Daniel he is one today. This photo came from Adam from the family renuiun its all that I could find . But happy birthday!
I thought this quote is good for today, , "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." -Carl Sanburg

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Update on Life and some on Sports

Spent the weekend in South Haven, Missisppi for the GSC Tournment(Gulf South Confernce) for the UAM(Unviresty of Arkansas-Monticello) and other schools who made it into the play-off for Basketball. Both the Cotton Blossoms(the girls team) and the Boll Weevils(the boys team) went.

Starting with the Boll Weevils, they won there first game in the bracket, but lost in their second. I don't remember scores. But they fought hard. Last, I heard they could maybe possiblely get a bid for the Sweet-Sixteen Dividson 2 game next week. (I am still waiting on offical word, on if thet got in).

The Cotton Blossoms, won their first bracket game, won their second bracket game, and went on to play on Sunday for GSC Champhsip against Delta State.(That's in Mississpi). During their second game in the bracket one of the players made a 3-point shot with .6 to spare in the game bring the game into overtime. That shot, help the Blossoms, get into the Champship on Sunday! It was hard fight, and that game to was also very close. The game on Sunday(today) went into overtime. The final score was 67-65. They lost by two points. That game to was also a very close game and very well played! It was very exicting. From what I understand.. and I could be wrong, with the blossoms ranking going into the game this weekend and playing higher ranked teams and winning the first two. The get to play in the sweet sixteen game coming up next weekend. From what I hear the game will be played at Delta State, since they won the GSC Champship.

They may even get to get into the elite 8, which will be played in san tantio at the end of March! So we shall see. The blossoms really are a great team! I am proud of them!

I had a lot of fun dressing up in a fuzzy green suit and dancing around like a crazy nut! And even when I wasn't cheering I was having fun, outside of the games. I would say the best part of the trip was when I went to Chuckie e. Cheese. I won like 240 tickets, I got cool ball that is stuff and a swrill straw! Even the other cheerleaders had fun to! I want to go back to chuckie e. chesse

This weekend my mother calls me and told me tha my sister moved out of the house this week and moved in with her boyfriend. (Please do not comment on this). So my mom and my dad are now moving across the street to a condo! I will get the upstairs loft. It's open to the down stairs. But, in a way I will have my own space. Where I can escape... I am gonna try to figure out how to create some privacy so that people can just look up and see my room. But, hey... I am gald about that! We will be moving the week I have spring break or the week after(when I am back at school).

This week is midterms. I am not ready for my spanish test, think I am ready for my ethic mid-term and well, I am not sure bout my english.( I really do need to work on that). And then it's spring break, I am so ready for that.

I think that is all the exiticing news in my life right now.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Weekend

Friday I started my weekend getting back my english test that I failed! And ended up with out notice retaking the test the same day, did I mention that it was the same test?. Tonight I start the task of going through my bad test and looking up all the correct answers.

Saturday..(That's today for another 24 mins!) Today was a basketball game, both the girls and guys team won of course! YAY for them, they are going to the play off this week! It was a lot of fun! I had a blast!

Then me and Penny went to the Red Barn on campus and wacth a movie called, "Tyler Perrys-Family that Preys" it was a great movie! Penny and I shared a whole box of cheese pizza!

The movie had a song in there that I hadn't heard in a long time, called "I hope you dance," it made me think. About when I first heard it and that no matter what happens in my life that I just need to dance and it's going to be okay.

The movie also had a good question about life, "Are you mearly living your life or just existing?" I can say at one point in my life I was just existing and now I am living my life, well trying to at least.

The movie also made me cry! But it was good I need it!

Oh, and did I mention that it snowed some tonight? I was soo happy.. I even caught a snowflake on my tonuge.. it didnt really stick, but hey I didn't care it snowed! It was exactly a year ago today that it snowed! But last year we got more snow! With out a doubt it always snows in my birthday month!

But, Penny and I had a great time! I had soo much fun today! It was a good day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Out of all the words in the English Languge I think that best fits me right now. My life right now is zooming by. It's around 3 weeks till spring break for school. (WOW) And Febuary feels like it's all ready over!

This past weekend I went home to see my family! It was a lot of fun. I meet up with a friend and it was great! I had a good time!

I know I havent been blogging much and for that I am sorry. To be honest I haven't written much in my other jounral either. Time has just been basically zooming by. It's already wednesday and I am not ready for the weekend just yet.

I wish I would have more time to do things. Life just zooming by with out me.

More later.

Love the Weevil

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy 23 Birthday To Me!

Today I am 23! I made another trip around the sun! Yay!
Happy Birthday to me!

Theses two balloons I bought, my friends Jazz and Adair tried to say I will buy for you but I would not let them. :) I thought they were really pretty and shinny!

My friend Nika drew henna on my hand. I have never had henna before I think its pretty cool!
My friend Jazz got me a book called, "The 2,548 best things anybody has ever said." Its got some pretty cool quotes in it! I got some lotation called, Warm Vanilla Sugar, from someone at chruch. And my friend Sarah got me a funny card.
I still don't like having my b-day on Sunday. But its okay. I am going to order Pizza tonight.... well that is the plan anyways. Or maybe I will see if one of my friends wants to go to McD for dinner.
Over all it was a good day. I had a lot of birthday wishes on my facebook and that made me smile and feel better. And my friend Jazz made a pretty sign for my door. It was a cool thing to come home to after church.
I get to go home this coming weekend so I am really exicted about that!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January ends and Febuary starts

Greetings Family, Friends and Blog Readers:

Well schools been for nearly 3 weeks now. It's going well. I am really enjoying my classes. I am keeping up with my readings for the most part. So that is good. I am a little worried about my Spanish Classs this semester, becasue it's gotten a tad bit harder because I am learning more spanish grammer.

Let's see what else is happening in my life? Not much. Everything pretty much the same old same old.

I am going home a Valintines Day Weekend so I am really, really exicted. Oh, and I'll be 23 soon! WOW, YAY!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Crickett to the Rescue

Well... tonight my friends Pam and Jasmine had to go tutor some kids tonight. Only they didn't make halfway there. Because Jasmines car died on a bridge, less than a mile from my school. So, Pam calls my dorm phone cause I didn't answer my cell because I was on the phone with Brittany M. And Pam says they need my help... she needed me to drive her green SUV to where they were at to try to jump them off. I grab my purse and dorm keys and head out the door.
Pam told me where here car keys where and I got them.

Now for some peole this really won't be a problem. But, you see I just renewed my liceness and I can drive, just backing up cars kinda worries me. But, I pulled out and drove, while talking on speaker phone. It was great. Expect for the retard tha desided to eat my butt on a road that was 35 and I was going like 40! And then when I got to the bridge I had to turn the car around to face the direction that Jasmine car was facing. I did it. And I am proud of of myself!

I can drive! I can drive!

And I actually loved driving Pam's big car! It's really easy to drive! :D I am proud of myself!
It's Crickett to the Rescue!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Schools Back

It's hard to believe that Christmas and the New Year have pasted and now I am back at school. I now have including this semester I have two more semester left until I graduate with my BA in History. After school, I plan to get my teaching lincess and teach high school or junior high.

In January, I after much prayer, I broke up with Arthur.

A few days later I went to the dentist for what was just suppose to be a teeth cleaning and got my wisdom teeth removed and 3 cativites filled the same day. I was given, awake sedation, laugh gas, and I think novcain. Needless to say, I have no memory of what really happened. I remember squezzing the hygententist hand. I sent a text message with a picture of how I looked after the sugery... and i had no memory of that.

So this semester I am back at school and I am taking, Spanish 2, Brit Lit 2, Modern Europe and Ethics.

Not much else is happening....

Friday, January 2, 2009

At the end of 2007 I read a book called My Sister Keeper…. It was a great book! In 2008 I read a book called What A Girl Wants, witten by Kristin Billerbeck Both of these books my friend Pam recommended to me.

For today’s blog I want to share my thoughts on “What A Girl Wants” first of reading this book gave me hope! It was what I need it…

The book for those that haven’t read it or just haven’t heard of it is about a Single 31, patent attorney going through life. She dealt with her best friend getting and now her brothers getting married. Her name is Ashley Stockingsdales and she is one of my heros.

Ashley knows how I feel…she wants to be married and not be old maid or bus bait.

She adopts a new life attitude. She looks at her life and decides to just to live it the best she can.

Through out the book, I cried, thought about yelling in my head, I got angry, mad, even had jealousy and cheered for Ashley.

Below are some worthy quotes or sections for the book that really stuck out to me:

“There’s single for a season and single for a reason,” page 28

“A man who saw a little age like fine wine rather than vinegar past its prime.”

“So I’ll just go home and pout,” page 35.

“It women are from Venus, I am living on Pluto,” page 39. (Good point Ashley) (for those that don’t understand this, there is saying that goes… “men are from mars and women are from venus… those planets are close in the solar system)

“I go on faith that someday, some man some where will recognized my virginity for the gift it is…” page 89 (So true for any women)

“Just because I’m getting married and you can’t get a date is no reson to be angrt wht me sis,” page 57 (this was one Ashley brother was talking to her.)

“Some will come along someday. I hear Florida is a good place to find wealthy widowers. Maybe you should put in for a transfer of course. I hear they go wuickly. Both to marriage and death,” page 52.( more of Ashley brother talking)

“My life reeks like an oninon,” page 62

“Maybe I should invest in a good playstaion II,” page 69 (expect now I would have to say a WII or PS3)….“So I don’t discuss feelings, but instead talk about secret codes and chambers maybe then I’ll understand men.”

“Marriage dulls the memory the seem to think they can solve every single person problem.” (Not only do married people think that, sometimes it works.. but they also tend to forget what it is like to be single)

“because the game of love is far too complicated for my simple mind.”

“Must change what I find attractive,” page 112.

“Revel in my single status,” page 113.

“Maybe guys are just afraid of me,” page197.

“Ack. Reality. Reality so bites go away,” page 214.

Thoughts on friends being married at times… “Then I became just another island floating in the middle of the middle of San Franisco Bay,” page 190.

“…that women will have her coffin wired with DSL,” page 215.

“What are the basics,” page 228.

“What do you think success is Ashley Stockingsdale?”

“It’s like being in one big high school clique for your entire life. I want to live and be unafraid. If I make a fool of myself at Starbucks, so what,” page 229 (thoughts on the grown-up world)

“And if I never get married and people think I’m bus bait for the rest of my life, so what? Didn’t god put me here for other reasons?” page 229.

“Having am Oprah moment, if you will..” page 230.

“I am quickly becoming a robot..” page 248

I think that is a good book both for the single, engaged or even full the married. Why? Because it's true in my eyes Ashely thoughts. And more importanly it reminded me that even in that book world there are characters that aren't married.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's 2009 and I am Starting a New Year

Today is the first day of my new life... it's 2009 and it's a new year. I have new goals, new plans, and ways to improve my life.

There is a new song, I heard today from my Chruch, titled a "Brand New Year" and this year the them for the youth is a brand new year. Part of it goes... "I Know Our father is wacthing over this world he will help me find my way.... its brand new year and my heart has been open.. to a brand new way ... and I am seeing new light... its a brand new chance to show where I am standing and I don't want to miss this chance... for a brand new life....... this is my life and I don't want to waste it...."

It's a brand new year... I've been giving the chance to see it.. and I am gonna live it to the best I can!

To learn more about the Brand New Year Theme for the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints click the following link:

My Goals for 2009
1) Read the Scriputres Daily
2) Pray Daily Morning and Night
3) Write in My Journal More
4) Work on Patience with myself
5) Work on bettering myself
6) Think Positive
7) Draw closer to God and become more like Christ
8) and many more other goals in my head....