Saturday, February 20, 2010

Photo shoooooooot.

Still don't really know what's wrong with me - but I'm still sick!!! The first day I was sick, I talked to a nurse over the phone and described my symptoms and she said it was probably just a sinus infection from a cold I had last week so I started this nasal spray thing and taking advil and it helped immediately. But I'm still exhausted all the time and I woke up yesterday morning with an ear infection. Suuuuck. This whole week has really been crazy on my body. I've been sleeping minimum 12 hours a night and my whole body is just sore and tired all the time. Howeeeeever, last night Hali and I got to get out and get some pictures taken so I'm going to put up a few. It was so nice to leave my bed for once and get all dolled up and showered. haha. I was looking pretty mangy and gross.

It's fine. We're just models now. It's not a big deal at all.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I'm not really sure what's wrong with me. I've been really dizzy and randomly collapsing throughout the week ever since Friday night. I've also had a really hard time concentrating on school and I've been falling asleep anytime I get the chance to close my eyes. (ie. prayer... haha) I'm heading to the doctor this afternoon and would really appreciate some prayer for wisdom and for energy to come back into my body so I can go back to work and finish up my homework due tonight and tomorrow morning. Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate it. Unlike times past, I will send out a follow-up, rather than just leaving you hanging there, praying for me... haha. Love!


Sunday, February 14, 2010


Just wanted to show off my new nose ring. It is just an intsy little thing...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I feel extremely bad I haven't updated this blog in so long. My life has been topsy-turvy for a couple of months now and I just now have about an hour that I have absolutely nothing to do, so I decided to finally update you all on what I have been up to this semester so far. In early January I started working at the nursing home I volunteered at last fall, I'm a breakfast server for the 6am shift. Waking up this early is a little bit of hell in itself for me, but I'm becoming accustomed to it. I work about 20 hours there, plus I am still working at my aunt's restaurant, the Junkyard Cafe about 15 hours a week as a waitress for one week night and weekend breakfasts and lunches. On top of working both these jobs, I've been taking 4 classes at Eternity Bible College. I'm about to finish up my 3rd week of school.

Doing all these things has really made me completely reliant upon God. There is no way I'd still have enough energy to wake up each morning without Him. This however, does not mean I haven't had countless emotional breakdowns. It has been extremely rough, but God always pulls me through and never gives me more than I can handle. I'm so grateful to have the roommates, brother, and friends that I do because they've been nothing but encouraging and helpful to me when I know I haven't been the funnest person to be around.
Also, un-saved complete strangers I've met at both my jobs have turned out to be some of the biggest blessings in my life, which in all reality is a very humbling thought to see how God can use people like that to totally lift me up out of the slums. My best friend Angie was even actually able to visit me 2 weekends ago for exactly one day. Seeing her and just taking the day off--getting our noses pierced together, venting, crying, praying, singing, hugging and just laughing uncontrollably all day long was literally a gift from God at the perfect time. There was one point in the day when we walked into this piano shop that was going out of business and I got to play one of their studio pianos for about 20 minutes. I finished one of my songs and I looked up and I just had tears welling up in my eyes, realizing but never having thanked God for everything in this stage of my life right now - love, music, art, beauty, family, friends and always enough money to get by. I became so ashamed then, realizing how much I had been complaining about work when there are so many people in the world who would kill to have everything "together" like me. I've been struggling to maintain this mentality in my head, to remind myself of it everytime I find myself beginning to complain. Maybe I'll write it on the visor in my car? Basically, moral of the story is - my life is really good and I need to be more joyful about how I'm going to go about living it.

Anyway, these are just some unorganized bits and an overview of basically what's going on in my life right now. Hopefully another update will come soon - we'll just have to see though :)