Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Truth be told.

Week 2 :)
Red sweater, cute flower dress from Old Navy, Bow flats from Charlotte Russe :)

This week has been challenging for many reasons. One I am trying to adjust to going from having a busy, social work schedule; to a not so busy not so social one. Dont get me wrong I am so thankful and blessed by all of my oppurtunities. Its just different.
Secondly, I have been struggling with my weight since I was ten. I've done everything from becoming a gym rat to weight watchers. But I just havent ever really been interested in changing my life. However, my mom and I are committed to doing a marathon this year (she just doesnt know it yet). Thats 26.2 miles ladies and gents! So here goes.. I'll keep you updated on our progress, because not only are we training but we are also going to start doing a Visalus 90 day weight loss challenge.
So here goes!

I pray that you all have a blessed week <3

Friday, January 27, 2012


I read this great post on this man's blog and I wanted to share it with you all because it's Friday, and this is a great reminder to start the weekend with.

so click on the link and check it out :)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

30 week challenge

So today on Pinterest (which if you're unfamiliar check it out) I found this 30 day week challenge. So I am turning it into a 30 photo/ blog challenge! If you're interested I invite you to join me :)
Day 1: Self portrait

Ephesians 1:3

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Challenge Accepted!

the rules:

1. you must post the rules

2. post eleven facts about yourself on the blog post

3. answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post,

and then create eleven new questions to as the people you've tagged

4. tag eleven people and link them on your post

5. let them know you've tagged them

1.       I love to travel. I want to be able to say that I have been to every country when I’m elderly.
This is in India, I went there in 2009. It’s a beautiful country.

2.I am obsessed with books. I love to read, anything and everything; one day I will have a library in my home.
3.       My youngest brother is adopted, he’s six going on 30 J
4.       My hair sometimes gets so large that it has its own zip code. I blame it on Florida humidity J but alas it’s just genetics.

5.I am going on my first road trip in March and I am going to visit one of the natural 7 wonders of the world, Mammoth Cave Nat’l Park!
This is a picture from Pinterest, inside the caves.

6. I love Florida. I think it’s a beautiful state. Where else can you drive ten minutes and see 1. An ocean 2. Dolphins 2. Sand Hill Cranes 3. Manatees and 4. Shirtless men and it’s acceptable?

7.       I am going to get a tattoo this year.
8.       My best friends are 17 and 14. The only reason we’re cousins and not sisters is because God didn’t want to do that to our poor mothers J
We saw the last Harry Potter movie at the largest IMAX Theater in Florida J (Callie, Corrie, Myself).
9.       One day I want to swim with a whale in the ocean.
10.       One day I want to be a foster parent. I want to be just like Jo March from Louisa May Alcott’s book Little Men, sequel to Little Women. The more kids the merrier
11.       Oh another fact I LOVE KIDS. I love them, their snotty noses, dirty hands, the “what the heck are you eating?” moments, everything. These are some of “my kids” and these three have a special place in my heart. I’ve been watching them since Emma was about a year and a half and Sarah was 6 months old. They call me Babysit Katie J

Meg’s questions!

1.      how do you start your days?

Usually rushed J I am not a morning person! So I try and sleep until the last possible second.

2.      whats your favorite movie of all time?

Beauty and The Beast, he gives her a library! And Mulan, she’s so cool.

3.      name one thing you miss from the 90's.

Elementary School. What a great time!

4.      if you won the lottery, whats the first thing you'd do with the money?

Throw it around like in all of those movies J

5.      if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Um, I love Florida, but I wouldn’t mind trying Australia.

6.      what do you want to be when you grow up?

A nurse

7.      whats your biggest pet peeve?

When people tell me how to do my job. No sir, I am not new; oh you’re right sir you don’t have to cook that chicken before you eat it. Ha!

8.      whats your favorite time of the year? and why

Fall because everyone just starts getting so excited for family time and the holidays!

9.      who's the first person you call when you need to vent?

You; Megan Westmoreland

10. whats your favorite food?

Reese’s peanut butter cups

My questions for you!

1.       What did you want to be when you were a child?

2.       What is one national landmark you’d like to visit?

3.       Which celebrity would you pick to play you, if they were making a movie about your life?

4.       What’s your favorite animal?

5.       What’s your favorite book?

6.       What is one thing you want to accomplish this year?

7.       Do you think you’re smarter than a 5th grader?

8.       Have you ever invented anything?

9.       If I dared you to would you sing “Love Shack” on karaoke night?

10.    What is one thing you want to do before you’re too old?

Ok friends! And if you’ve already been tagged by someone else just share the questions!

Megara @allmylovemeg.blogspot.com

Annie @saamusings.blogspot.com

Tiffany @absolutesurrender.blogspot.com

Lauren @www.laurenadam.com

Sydney @www.faithfulalways.com

Mary @www.lilywhiteblog.com

Check out the new design!!

Thank you so much Annie @saamusings.blogspot.com for my beautiful new blog design!! I LOVE IT!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Time has flown by!

Sitting here I cannot help but smile at how wonderful this year was.
My nephew Shane was born! He will be one on January 16th, and he is easily my favorite person in the entire world.
My best friend got married. Even now thinking of her wedding I am teary eyed because it was everything, beautiful, magical, and more importantly illustrated how much Meg loves Sonny and vice versa. It was wonderful.
I moved out on my own for the first time! Yay!
Also, I got a "real" job. I am now the administrative assistant for Home Health Care of Florida.
I am so official that my voicemail message has to include, "If this is a medical emergency please hang up and dial 911". Oh yeah!! haha!
Sadly though this year did prove heartbreaking as well. On June 18th we lost my 18 year old cousin Morgan. He was a funny, easygoing kid who's battle with drugs cost him his life.
He will be forever missed.
Morgan and I at his brothers wedding last December.

This year I hope that I...
can maintain my set schedule at all of my jobs
try to be more social
make new friends and continue to grow my friendships
travel to somewhere I have never been
grow with my bible study group
be more self disciplined.
make memories that I will look back at and laugh!

I hope you have a happy and safe new year!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Please dont misunderstand.

"You are beautiful, smart, witty and funny. I cherish you more than I think you realieze.
I will never intentionally hurt your feelings like so many do. You will never have to question my loyalty or my intentions. I will not demeen you, or cause you to question how incredibly wonderful you truly are. I know that this is new for you but my kindness does not come with strings, or alterior motives. I understand that you're used to being on the defensive but trust that I am always on your team, never your oppossitions.
Well for the most part...
Please don't misunderstand...
You see I don't expect anything but kindness, love and loyalty in return. When you have no one there to turn too I hope you will turn to me. It breaks my heart when you act like my feelings are not important, and when I share them with you I want you to care. Please do not hide who you are, be proud, and know that I am proud of you.
 I am not the type to burn bridges; remember that when you think that it doesn't matter, it does. Because we are family by choice and nothing is stronger than choosing to love someone for your entire life."

I am not the type of person to love half way, or just enough so I don't get hurt. I am too emotional, too sentimental and too whimsical. I know that there are none like me. I found this paragraph and changed a few words here and there (original author wasn't named). But I thought that it was very relative and beautiful and I wanted to share it :)