Friday, February 19, 2010


my birthday week.........AMAZING. best birthday of my entire life. period. not because of the gifts that i got or because all of the attention was on me (which i love), but because of the time i got to spend with my family. that is one thing that i love about my birthday.

in my family it is a tradition to go to yokoso, a local japanese steakhouse, sometime in the month of february to celebrate all of the birthdays that month. i share a birthday with one of my step brothers, my dads birthday is the 7th, my brothers birthday is the 15th, my other stepbrothers is the 27th. normally this tradition is just restricted to my dads side of the family but this year i wanted it to be different. i wanted everyone that was important to me to be there. so let me break down the guest list for you...

Me (of course) and my...
sister and her boyfriend
and last but certainly not least...
my mother

normally my mother doesn't come because my parents are divorced and there is that whole "awkward" thing but this year i did away with that awkwardness because i wanted my entire family (the ones that could make it, my brothers weren't able to attend) to be together. i was so happy that my mom could join us and i could have my family together at least for one night in celebration of another year that i have been blessed with life by my Savior.

so here i am at 4:40 in the morning on february 19th, taking a break from studying math all night to celebrate my family. this blog is dedicated to you, all the members of my family.

daddy- i love you more than you know. i think about you every time i look at my phone (should i call, should i shoot him a text just to say i love you?). you don't have to buy my love, with flat screen tv's or a new car or even gas money. i love you so much for just being you.

amber- my only sister, we fight ON THE REG!! but gosh i love you. i look up to you and always will. i think of you every time i listen to bob marley, michael jackson or that song amber by 311. every time i see an eclipse. and every time i go through the zaxby's drive through and i have to pay for it myself because i ran out of money on my giftcard you gave me. thanks for being a the best sister. i wouldn't change anything about you.

johnny- my oldest brother, you are CRAZYYYYYY!!! but i wouldn't want you to be any other way. you can ALWAYS make me laugh whether or not the situation is appropriate. i am always nervous to introduce a friend or boyfriend to you, but i know that you will always be honest and true with me. thank you for being a great big brother and taking me to the movies that one time to see war of the worlds! i always think of you when i watch that and when i go to the chick-fil-a in summerville. because thats where we ate before the movie that day!! thanks for all the mixed cd's you made me with the crazy titles on them! thank you for giving me a beautiful niece!!!!!

david- yours is the hardest, because i barely know you. you left when i was so young. but either way you are my brother.i do remember that you were the one to teach me how to ride a bike and to tie my shoes! and you would always sit at the dinner table with me when everyone else was gone and i had to stay there because my food wasnt finished. (i still havent told mom and dad that you always finished my food for me so i could go play instead). i remember when you fell off the go-cart on the dirt road and you came home all scarred and bloody and you were like "meg isnt this cool?" haha. your weren't phased by the scars at all. im sorry i don't come to see you as much as i should. i'm sorry for what has happened to you and for the situation and circumstances in which you live. i would take your place in a second. i miss you, come home to us one day.

steven- the otha brotha, dude i have got to say this, we all know that johnny is a crazy kid, but stevo you are out of this world crazy and i love it sooooooo much. you gave me my first nephew and i love him dearly. i remember when we were younger and mom used to make all you guys clean my room for me (i know, its not my fault people!) and you would attack me with the vacuum!! i also remember the infamous "cord my butt" day. with a new camcorder in the house you took it upon yourself to be the first to notice when i was only about 5 years old, that i have a huge booty! haha i also remember when you lived in the closet with the purple carpet at the south pointe house and you used to use so much gel in your hair and wear gyncos, or however you spell that. thanks for being my cool older brother and always sticking up for me.

trish- my "stepmom". you havent been in my life as long as these other people but i love just as if you have. you are always nice and always on my side and can convince my dad to get me whatever i want. haha. your always concerned for whats best for me and always make sure that i am happy. whenever i wanted a new phone you convinced dad to get it for me. remember that time when i was in middle school and you took me to "ravegirl" and you bought me and outfit that i was really admiring. i will never forget that. i dont know if i ever told you, but thanks. i love you.

jude- my redheaded step brother!!! gosh kid you have grown up, but so have i. i remember jumping on the trampoline with you for hours!!! and taking turns playing your DS, remember the wario game. man that was fun stuff. remember when you went to the same school as me for a hotminute? yeah, no me neither. haha i love you kid. stay cool.

jonathan- my otha stepbrotha, i dont really know much about you, but what i know is that you are pretty cool. i remember when dad and trish lived at the house in college park and me and jude would always bug you and play the "eye toy" game in your room. haha. thanks for being a good son to trish and brother to jude.

and again, last but certainly NOT least.....

MOMMY- what can i say. i know you the best out of all these people. you don't know how much i appreciate the things you do/did for me. i didn't understand when i was younger how much you did. when you and dad got divorced all i thought about was myself and how it was affecting me. i NEVER thought about the toll it had on your life. you tried your hardest to make sure that little in my life changed after the divorce. i stayed in private school, i stayed in dance and i never had to struggle with loosing either one of those things. for the longest time it was just me and you in that little house. and we fought so much because all the burdens that would be laid on my shoulders, i brought home and blamed you for them. because you were the only one there. it seems like the opposite should have happened. im sorry. you were always the ONLY one there. as much as i resented you in middle school for making me stay in private school, i sit here today with endless thankfulness that i was able to attend a private school. thank you for doing everything in your power to make my life easy and to help me out. i love watching what God has done in your life and seeing how He has changed you over the years. it warms my heart when i hear you talk about reading your bible, or the things that you have learned at church and im so thankful that you have such a good relationship with my best friend and Savior. this little paragraph does you no justice as to what you deserve. i love you so much and i thank you endlessly for the life that you provided for me. oh and im really sorry for that time i hit the mailbox when i was driving your car and knocked off the side mirror and the antenna! =)

this blog is for all the members of my family. i love you all endlessly. and im thankful for all of you.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Princess party!

today is kirsten's BIRTHDAY!!!! and we celebrated by locking kirsten in the bathroom to get ready for her lunch with Nick's mom and decorated her side of the dorm into a room fit for a princess! me and our suite mate, leah, decorated the room with balloons, confetti, and streamers! there is also a banner that says princess party above her bed!

i ordered a specially made cake for the princess that says happy birthday kirsten on it! i also bought a princess Belle figurine to put on the cake, since beauty and the beast is her favorite movie. The belle doll came with a Mrs. Potts and Chip so i added all three of them to the cake to make it perfect!i also got princess napkins and plates!

when i went to pick up the cake at 7am this morning from publix, i didnt realize until i got into my car that the cake said happy birthday kRIsten! i immediately started to panic! "i can't give her a cake that says KRISTEN!!!! so i grabbed a near by bobbi pin and fixed the cake to make it say kIRsten! don't ask me how. I am not sure what came over me, but for those brief minutes i transformed into the cake boss and fixed it! i added a lovely heart shaped piece of confetti to dot the i!

here are a few more pictures from the princess party extravaganza...

leah's hand made card!

cow mug from leah, and her birthday princess pin!

more presents...

beautiful birthday girl at her princess party!

hope you have a great birthday Kirsten!!! i love you soooo much! =)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

oh my goodness. i have so much on my plate in the next two weeks, but it pretty much is only fun stuff!! so i guess we should go in chronological order....

tomorrow is my best friend, kirstens 19th birthday! i have a special surprise for her, that i will have to share with you after her birthday, but lets just say it involves me picking up her surprise at 7 am tomorrow! i hope i get up in time, considering i often don't hear my alarm in the morning and she wakes me up. i hope everything turns out perfect for her birthday!

starting on thursday i have three basketball games that i have to cheer at this week. one on thursday and two on saturday back to back. i have done two games in a row before and it is very tiring. so im praying that God will give me the rest that i need before so that i can be happy and spirited throughout.

on friday i have my classes as usual but then im going downtown with kirsten and some friends to celebrate her birthday. we are going to get some dinner and maybe some coffee, but of course we are getting all dressed up which will be so fun. hopefully this doesn't happen again...

dear john!!! this movie opens this friday!! i planned on going to a midnight premiere with luke whitmire, but it turns out that there isn't a midnight showing. so now i have to squeeze this movie somewhere into my crazy weekend!

sunday will be normal as usual. church, lunch, nap! (my favorite day of the week). maybe we can go see dear john on sunday. my prediction for lunch...

then on monday, what i have been waiting for for over 5 months!!!! perhaps the only reason im looking forward to celebrating my birthday. the one, the only....JOHN MAYER is coming to the north charleston coliseum. AND I HAVE FLOOR SEATS!!!!! i have never been more excited for anything ever in my life. i can't even begin to describe how excited i am for this concert. luke is probably going to think i'm really crazy! but i am soooooooo excited!!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

things on my mind..

lately i have had a lot on my mind, thought i would share with you.

john mayer concert in twenty days
reading dear john and i kissed dating goodbye
doing my daily devotions and the "live like were dying" devotions
james (the book in the bible)
my relationships (my friendships and my relationship with God)
God, Jesus, and all that jazz, i cant get him off my mind lately =)
making lists
listening to different music
battle studies, heavier things, inside wants out, any given thursday
donating money to a haitian relief fund
spending my money on other people, before myself
praying WAY more often
late night spontaneity
john mayer
my february being packed with fun such as,
my birthday
john mayer concert
dear john
and MANY other birthdays
road trips i want to take this semester
the summer that i will soon face
being a HOPELESS romantic
not drinking soda
Copeland's farewell tour (which i will be attending)
scooter thomas makes it to the top of the world (i think thats correct)
did i mention john mayer?
and MANY more!!!

just a little insight into my life as of right now. Happy MLK day and happy birthday to the greatest mom i have ever had!

Thursday, December 31, 2009


ahh 2010, i can't believe it's 2010! 2009 was a special year, a lot happened and ALOT changed. list of very important things that happened in 2009...

graduated high school
started college at CSU
made the cheerleading team
went to Los Angeles, California
flew on a plane for the first time (also by myself)
senior prom
senior ski trip
senior trip to Disney World
all those other fun "Senior" activities (breakfast, drive-thru, auction)
played Tinkerbell in my spring performance at Northwood
had my last dance performance
started playing guitar
went to Florida to cheer
my niece, Sophie, was born
got a Macbook
cut my hair shorter than i ever have before
met some really great people that are very good friends
and started my blog!

although i'm sure i left out a few things, that is a lot of epic things to have happened to one girl in one year! but i am thankful for everyone of those things. It may be kind of hard, but i am going to try and top that list with 2010. 2009 you were very good to me, but im excited to see what 2010 will bring to the table.

Friday, December 18, 2009


something i have been suffering from lately. it is really taking a toll on my life, physically and mentally. it started about a week before finals. i dont think i have fallen asleep before 5AM in about two weeks and also in that time frame i have pulled about three or four all nighters. not because i was up late studying or i have a lot on my mind. i mean its christmas break what could i be stressing about? i dont know but it has really been getting on my nerves lately. i just want to sleep for crying out loud! this not sleeping thing has really made me act weird. i have so many capitalization errors and typos in this blog and i dont even feel like fixing them. comment below if you have any at home sleep remedies or tips for helping my condition. it would be much appreciated.

but on a lighter note, i had a really great day with some friends from high school! i love all you girls so much.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

preview of coming attractions

What a week! I have been super sick these past couple of days with bronchitis. It hasn't been great. Although I am super thankful for being able to relax and sleep all day, I am not thankful for coughing all the time and having achy muscles. Well, other than being sick these past couple of days, the next few weeks for me are going to be pretty eventful! starting thursday its none stop fun/torture for the next two weeks! thursday i have an exam in the afternoon, but then I'm going to see COLBIE CAILLATwith my roommate and best friend Kirsten, my favorite class of 2010 girl Liz and one of my BCF's, Deja!!!! but then after that its back to the books to study for my english final the next day! I am also excited for the new disney movie "the Princess and the Frog"!
Which I will be seeing with my favorite little girls and their wonderful mommy, SG, Rylee, and Anita McCart! After church on sunday i will be doing absolutely nothing but preparing for my Old Testament final on monday! that one is going to be tough. The good news is that after my OT final i should be having nothing but fun. Although leaving the dorm and living at home is going to be a downer, I am kind of excited about sleeping in my own bed and watching MTV. (the CSU campus doesn't offer that channel!). I am also very excited about reuniting with my class of '09! I can't wait to spend all my time with my two best friends kirsten and olivia, and my three boys jerrid, jacoby and nick! As Elle Woods says in one of my favorite movies, "It will be just like senior year, except for funner!"