Thursday, December 29, 2011

Go ahead pick my heart up off the ground if it looks nice in your hands, I've got no other plans.

2011 is almost over. Where did it go?
Many things happened to me in 2011:
I graduated
Started college
2 of my best friends got married along with several others I have been close to
Another got engaged
Another is having a baby
I've had several... interesting relationships this year
I wore my hair straight out in public for the first time in years
I got a new car and was finally allowed to drive it ;)

The Lord has truly blessed me with a wonderful life, I couldn't ask for anything better.

As for 2012... bring it on.
I can already tell this is going to be a great year. I'm going to be ringing it in with someone I am very fond of and I couldn't be happier. I am actually going to do some resolutions this time, such as:
1. No more texting and driving
2. Get in bed at a decent hour
3. Start working out somehow... hot yoga, zumba, running, something! (so cliche I know.)
4. Learn to sew (ha!)
5. More praying, less complaining
6. Have a lasting relationship
There is one more, but I'm not posting it on blog. I heard somewhere that if you write down your goals or tell someone about them you are more likely to do them, so there they are! Maybe I'll stick with them.
I will also be turning 19 this year, last year as a teen. It's a little sad. I'm starting to dread birthdays, which means I'm getting old! Yuck. When I was younger I always pictured myself having it together by now with the job, husband, all of my friends married too and us doing the same things we always had. It is soooo different than I ever thought it would be... and I'm totally okay with that. I'm in college and I'm happy! My friends and I may all be on different pages these days, but I still love every one of them as much as I ever have. It's a beautiful life.

Christmas was great this year. Got a Keurig coffee maker that I absolutely adore, some BCBG tracksuits that I now pretty much live in at the house, a DKNY watch that is perfect, and a bunch of other stuff that I probably didn't need but I love anyway.
Kay and I went shopping yet again (surprise) Tuesday and had so much fun. Boys, shopping, and sushi. A perfect day.
I am now addicted to Hanging with Friends, so if anybody else plays hit me up! I love it, even though I am very bad at it!

I need to get back to packing, going up to Ardmore tomorrow to stay with Laura and the kids.
Good-bye all! I'll be back in 2012 :)
-Hilary Christine.

Monday, December 19, 2011

I'm just a little bit caught in the middle, Life is a maze and love is a riddle

Happy Monday!
Well it's happy for me anyway because I am on Christmas break, yayy.
Today was a very unproductive day. I didn't get out of bed until I absolutely had to get up and start getting ready to go to Huntsville with Kayla. She always talks me into going by tempting me with food. So I just started getting ready with the thought of a Starbucks white chocolate mocha to motivate myself to take a shower and look civilized. While my hair was still in a towel she canceled plans because her was sick :( soo... back to pajamas it was! I wasn't too heartbroken, ha.

I had a fairly eventful weekend. My exciting Friday consisted of going to wal-mart with my mimi... whoo. When I returned home my brother and his gf were there watching The Help. Blake looked so into the movie, not. I kept hearing pieces of it, and it sounded awesome, and I love Emma Stone so now I have to go buy the book and the movie. "You is kind. You is smart. You is important." This just about made me lose it and I don't know why!? I wasn't even watching the movie! Saturday I was awoken by a phone call from my dear friend Rachael announcing her engagement!! So exciting! And so sad! Definitely happy for her though. I have never thought of being proposed to in the morning hours, but apparently it happens! Who would've thought! haha. Then I went back to sleep. The second time I was awoken by my brother handing me my brand new iPhone :) Thank you Mimi for the early Christmas present! He also picked out my otter box, which was purple. I was like Blake when you think of me do you honestly think purple? Well you shouldn't, you should think pink. I went and exchanged it for a pink one that afternoon. We also had the lovely chore event of going to Christmas at my great-grandmother's. It wasn't so bad. My wonderful Aunt KC made home made sushi, so I made myself sick almost eating so much of it. Blake's gf also ventured over there with us. I've decided Hannah and I are going to be best friends. I love her. Church that night, where I saw my long lost best friend Ashley! So good to see her! Miss her terribly. Also saw my other long lost Melia :) So Melia and Jordan, Chad and Haley, Cory and Rachael, and Me...and Kayla all went to Ichiban that night. Felt just a tiny bit out of place with all these married and engaged people, but Kayla and I are troopers haha. We all went back to Kay and Ken's for our secret santa exchange. Fun Fun. Rolled out of the bed (literally) and went to my Mimi's the next morning for yet another Christmas. Hannah was there and I told her just to excuse my homeless appearance, I was just at my Mimi's where nobody cares what you look like. It was a great morning. Drank good coffee and opened presents. Went to Oak Grove's Christmas Play that night with Kayla where yet again we felt out of place with all of the couples there so we skipped out on eating and headed to Santa Fe.
So this weekend I realized this is like the 3rd time my brother, younger by 2 years, has brought somebody to family events, that I have yet to do. How sad is that??

I have also decided to join Twitter. Don't know how long it will last, but I'm gonna try it anyway.
I think this is going to be a great week, full of not doing much of anything.
Thursday night is Christmas caroling, where Shannon threatened our lives if we don't show up. ;)
And Friday should also be a fun day.

Kay and I at Ichiban.

It's late and I've just started Hush, Hush so I think I'm going to go read that now.
Goodnight bloggers!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

'Cause hey I could be a superstar. I'll see you when you wash my car.

So yea, haven't posted since Thanksgiving! 
I know you all have just been dying from your lack of 'Hilary's dry wit and humor". Totally kidding. I'm not sure I even have followers other than Becca (love ya girl). I mainly just do this because... well I like it. 

Finals are over. I believe I managed to have an A in all of my classes EXCEPT for speech. It was an 89. I mean seriously?! Was one point going to kill her? It probably would have. Her whole goal in life is to ruin mine. Okay a little dramatic there, but still. Biology was hard and I never had a clue what she was saying, but she was a sweetheart and liked me so I came out alright. Today was my psychology final and I must say I really enjoyed psychology. Maybe because my teacher was hilarious (Shelby if you are reading this, that time I was on tv in class with the man with a ponytail, that's him). He really had a way of explaining things. He is an interesting character... like I said above: he has a ponytail, and his fashion sense is peculiar; one day it's a polo, crocs, jeans, and kavu bracelets and the next he is wearing a beige sweater with odd purple designs and has on a purple turtleneck underneath. He also drives a red convertible mustang and a white jeep wrangler with stickers all over it and a tag that says "PYSCHO". I think that is very clever and if I ever become a psychologist my tag will also say 'pyscho'. I sounded like such a stalker just then, I'm really not. I am just very observant and like to people watch haha. 
The last few chapters we studied were talking about mental disorders such as schizophrenia. You develop schiz. between your late teenage years and early adulthood, and are more likely to develop it if you're mom had a difficult pregnancy, if you were born during the winter months, and if it runs in your family. I was sitting in class thinking "I'm in my late teens, my mom had a difficult pregnancy, and I was born in February!!" I mean could you imagine knowing someone your entire life and then one day BAM they are a schizo! It would be terrible. Luckily, it only happens to about 1% of the population which is very rare, but still what if you were that 1%?! I also learned that we are all one stressful thing or chemical imbalance away from having a mental disorder... really brightens your day, doesn't it?

Anyways! On to a happier subject. Christmas is almost here, very exciting. I have 3 this weekend. Starting Saturday at my great-grandmother's, and then that night go to Kay and Ken's for our secret santa party, and then Sunday morning at my Mimi's. I don't even know why we call it secret santa because we get so excited we just have to know who everyone has (what does it matter?? haha), so naturally Kayla, Kendra, and I sat down and kinda did a map thing to figure out who had who. I have Kayla and she is going to love what I got her and I know Kendra has me and got me a Forever21 gift card, which I'm super excited about. Mimi told me that we were trying something 'new' this year with having Christmas at breakfast so I could wear my pajamas if I wanted to and I'm thinking that sounds like a glorious idea.

I think I have watched White Christmas 200 times in the past week. It is on repeat on AMC and I can never bring myself to change the channel. "Lord help the mister that comes between me and my sister, and Lord help the sister that comes between me and my man!"

Okay so that was a whole blog post about nothing. I hope all of you have marvelous weekends! :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You got a dream of a degree and a shirt that smells like me...

...Yea we both got dreams we could chase alone or we could make our own! (one of my favorite lines from that song, had to finish it)
Hello all.
Pinterest is not working and I don't have one clue why, but I'm about to call those people and demand to know because I'm going through withdrawals! It's bad.bad.bad. How am I supposed to plan my wedding, design my future home, or laugh at funny sayings if it's not working?!

On a brighter note, it's Thanksgiving tomorrow! Which means food and lots of it! My mimi's isn't until Saturday, so we only have one tomorrow. However my bro decided to skip out on all the Thanksgivings this year to go to his hunting camp and I have never missed one that I recall, so I am using that excuse to miss the one we have tomorrow. I am missing it to go to someone else's Thanksgiving, and that someone would be Jameson. We decided on this like a few hours ago ha. I am actually looking forward to it, I don't think I have ever been to another family's Thanksgiving before. So off to Scottsboro tomorrow! Should be a good day. When I get home I'll probably go chill with my Mimi and discuss our plan for Black Friday :) I'm wanting to go camp out at Belk to get a free gift card and then head out to Huntsville. I plan on getting clothes...lots and lots of clothes.

Kendra told me one day this week that she thinks I am the most boring person she knows and she was serious saying this. It's probably true. I have spent my entire break so far sleeping, watching tv, reading, and looking on pinterest. I have loved every minute of it. She has also woken me up every day this week. Monday she wanted me to come over, I didn't. Tuesday she wanted me to come over which I did because she said we were having a movie day. Our "movie day" consisted of her forcing me to watch Breaking Dawn, then Kayla and I watching A Walk to Remember while Kendra talked to Seth, and then Kayla and Kendra going to hang out with their bfs while I went back home. Today she woke me up demanding I put on a skirt and come to Ichiban, which I did. They're my best friends :)

I am currently on the 7th Sookie Stackhouse book which obviously means I am in love with Quinn. I have also been watching Gone with the Wind for the past several hours because it's been on all day and I just can't bear to change the channel. I wish that I could be more of a Scarlett, but I'm afraid I'm a Melly through and through. Except in the relationship aspect...there I'm a Scarlett. Although if I had a Rhett Butler after me there is no way I'd want an Ashley Wilkes, no ma'am.

Okay... I have tried numerous times to get an awesome background for my blog, but I just can't figure it out! If someone would like to share their expertise on this I would appreciate it. 

Alright enough of my boring life! So sorry! 
I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, gets some awesome deals on Black Friday, and has fun watching 'the game' :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city....

I'm on Thanksgiving break until next Monday, it's a wonderful feeling. I plan on doing pretty much absolutely nothing and I will love every minute of it. I have like one Thanksgiving possibly two and one of them is right next door at Mimi's which is no big deal. I could go down there in my pajamas and no one would care. Friday is dun dun dun Black Friday which means shopping!! I was telling my mom that I have no winter clothes and it's depressing because I've been wearing the same stuff to school over and over and she was like "well me and mimi will hook you up next Friday" and I almost started crying when she said that... I'm pathetic. I love my mom. I don't know what I'll do when I get married and won't have her around all the time. She told me though that if I live next door to her that she will come over in the mornings and iron everybody's clothes... which is tempting because I know she is serious.

Thursday I went with Kendra, Seth, and Kayla to Bridgestreet. Of course we were late and missed the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Kayla and I went and did our own thing. Which involved us going to eat sushi and running around in the freezing weather shopping our little hearts out. We have a good thing going for us when we shop, we don't hover over each other and stand and talk all the time we actually shop. By the end of the night we had our arms loaded up and I looked at her and said "Kendra won't have one bag" and then we laughed because we knew she wouldn't. Kendra doesn't enjoy clothes and accessories as much as Kayla and I. If I ever want something a little out there or different I know Kayla will back me up. The other day I told her I wanted a blazer and she told me she has already been searching for the perfect one. We share everything and it's great. Kendra did not have one bag. She and Seth had been in Barnes and Noble the entire time because they were cold. I drove home with Kayla up front with me and we laughed over everything. Fun night. I felt accomplished, I got a cheetah scarf I'd been wanting, a necklace for 75% off, a watch regular $30 something for $12, a sweater for cheap, and new perfume :)
Thursday night was also the night our Country Bumpkins were number 1 on TruTV's Top 20 Most Shocking. Yea, def interesting.

Friday I met Jameson in Scottsboro and he took me to see Christmas lights at Rock City. Super fun. I got coffee from Starbucks before we went in and it was so pretty and we had the best time. I also wore the scarf, necklace, and sweater I had bought the night before. Possibly one of the best Fridays I've had in a while...

Random pics from my life.
Kendra and I at Haley and Chad's wedding.

Jameson and I. Sorry for my lack of photography skills.

My little bro Blake and his gf. We have to find out he even has a gf from fb. This is also her pic hope she doesn't mind that I stole it =/

My best friend since 1st grade, Jade. We were at a friend's wedding.

Friday, November 11, 2011

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming...

Haven't posted in a quite a few days.
I'm sorry my life just isn't that interesting folks.
I get up, go to school (where I wish I would have gotten up earlier and at least attempted to look halfway decent), go to church, go to Kay and Ken's, and I sleep... a lot.
Went to yet another wedding last weekend and going to another tomorrow. Erik and Kiley's wedding was pretty much the vision I've had in my brain since I don't know... forever. So now I've got to come up with a completely different idea. I really would like to get married someday...but to who?! I'm feeling a good bit of pressure here lately because it seems like everyone I know and that are in my age group are getting married and I'm like is it normal to feel this much pressure? I'm only 18!! Oh well I'm happy right now, I guess I could be happier, but I'm def not complaining! For now I'll just continue to be the chaperone and bridesmaid :)

I've been applying for jobs in pharmacies and I'm really hoping that one will come through for me soon! I'm trying to grow up and take some responsibility. Plus I would like the extra cash... to support my shopping problem. Even though I never go shopping anymore, and it probably shows because I wear the same things every week.

Tonight I went with Chase and Kayla. It's so weird because people probably think we are sister-wives or something. I almost want Chase to tell the waitress we want a table for 4 just so she will think I have a date coming to meet us or my date just went to the bathroom or whatever. It's kind of embarrassing. Like tonight before we went home we had to go to Wal-Mart and for some reason I'm carrying around some of Chase's items such as his soap and deodorant and then we are all walking around together...weird. I try to make the most of these situations though. We went to Bridgestreet and while they went and looked at the Christmas tree and went to their stores, I stayed in Barnes and Noble :) I bought the new addition to The Beautiful Creatures series, The Sookie Stackhouse companion, and 10 Things I Hate About You (movie). Spent wayyyyy too much money on those 3 items and almost want to tell mom she can just put them up and give them to me for Christmas. I might do that actually...
Overall a fun night with good friends.

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Daisy who?
hahahahaha I don't know why I think that is so funny. I've already texted it to Kendra and Natalie.

Has anyone listened to the new Taylor Swift song If This Were a Movie? It's so sad. It's like "but if this was a movie you'd be here by now". I really admire Taylor because I hear that she writes most of her songs and even if some of them aren't totally 'catchy', when I hear the lyrics I'm just she says what my brain is thinking and I'm always like I can relate with that! I mean but so can like 98% of girls in the world but you know...still. I'm also really liking T-Pain and Lily Allen's 5 o'clock in the Morning...but whatever lol. Okay and while I'm on a little music kick here let me go ahead and say I've been wanting a song that's all "I'm a girl! And I'm happy! And NO this is not a love song" and this song doesn't exactly say anything like that but it gets me pumped ha, Kelly Clarkson's What Doesn't Kill You. I might even go buy her new cd because I like it so much.

Alrighty I'm gonna throw ya 2 random pics for the night.

Plays With Squirrels aka Eric
Okay so a while back I did an entire blog on Boy Meets World and in it there was a quote from the episode where it is in the future and they are all at a reunion and Eric comes in as this mountain/philosopher man and says that his name is now Plays with Squirrels and that he married a moose and he found the meaning of life: Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself. Look very closely in this picture and you will see him. When I was being a sister-wife with Kayla and Chase tonight I saw this man at Wal-Mart and took a picture very sneaky-like. So there ya go, I know I just brightened your day :)

Mags and myself
Look what Josh brought to math Wednesday?
Yep, you guessed it. His baby.
A very good friend of mine that I went to school with forever and now go to college with because Josh will follow me wherever I go in life, recently had a baby. Maggie. Wednesday he comes into math with a big pink carseat with a pink baby on the inside. For some reason I asked to hold her. Very unlike me. She was a doll. I wish she was looking at the camera, because she smiled the entire time. Someone came up while I was holding her and was like "Awuh whose baby?" and Josh smiles and replies "Hers :)" and I was like umm no deffffffff not. Later that day I had another not Hilary moment and offered to babysit her sometime. Why would I do that?! After I said it I was like okay what in the world am I going to do if they really ask me to babysit? I don't know how to take care of a baby! Oh well cross that bridge if I come to it. 
Last weekend somehow I got stuck by myself chasing Eli at the wedding and when I would try to pick him up to deliver back to Shannon and LeAnne (or Kayla or Seth or whoever happened to be around), he would do this thing where he would go all limp and lay on the ground and scream. I was about to have an anxiety attack or something. Luckily LeAnne came to my rescue.

Wow. Long blog. It's also very late, I should probably try and go to sleep.
I love you all! Hope everyone has a good rest of the weekend!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

And I set fire to the rain

It's been a good week. 
Nothing especially interesting happened, but you know good anyway.
This morning I woke myself up at 6 like normal and hit snooze about a gazillion times, but this morning what got me out of bed was my dad calling to make sure that my bro had gotten up and went to school, so I get up and check and tell him that yes Blake is gone and all the time I'm thinking how late is it?? Well it is 7:01... I have a 7:45 class today. I literally pull my hair out of it's sleep bun thing spray some hairspray, no idea why other than it made me feel a little better about not fixing it, brushed my teeth washed my face etc, and pulled on skirt, boots, and white tshirt. I then realize my white tshirt is completely see-through so I have to wear the jacket that is in the back seat of my car zipped up. I actually ran from my front door to my car and then drove like I had a death wish. As I'm driving I realize I don't have any jewelry on, which didn't help anything. Yea it was a fun morning. In between my history and psychology class I have a big time gap so I came home and got myself ready so I felt better. When I get back to school it starts raining before I get out of my car, but I'm like it's cool I've got an umbrella. I open my door, open umbrella, get out and the wind blows and my umbrella does that thing where it completely blows inside no more umbrella. I just had to run to my next two classes, which is always exciting. 
Monday was Halloween, I did nothing interesting while my little brother had a date. Not cool. 
Tuesday I barely remember, but I did go to choir practice with Kendra and then spent the night with them and me and Ken probably looked on pinterest for over an hour. We're obsessed. 
Wednesday (yesterday) was fine. Me, Kendra, Chelsea, and Rachael all decided to go to Oak Grove along with Blake, Kesha, and Derrick. I don't hardly ever visit, but I love going out there. The Lord blessed all of us which I was so thankful for. 

I love Thursdays since they are my Fridays :) 
I really can't wait for tomorrow though, because it's our singing yayy. I normally don't get very excited about ours for some reason, but this year I'm just really looking forward to it. Probably because it is The Long Family's last one, which is really sad. I can remember going to Long Family singings for as long as I have been going to church. My mom got preached to for the first time by going to a singing in Atlanta, and I'm pretty sure it was The Long's that were singing because I think she was with them. I never thought they would stop singing I guess. Oh well... 
Last year at our singing I wore a cute pencil skirt and black hose and pumps and thought my outfit was really looking good. During the first half I happened to notice the back of my leg and saw there was a hole in the back of my knee that ripped all the way down to my foot...yea. I left during intermission. Oh! and it was so crowded I was scared and couldn't get my car backed out so I had to get Bro Matt to come do it for me. Surely this year will be better! 

I'm sorry I ramble. I think that's enough for tonight. I hope everyone has a fab weekend! :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Valedictorian Speech. "Cause I'm as free as a bird now..."

May 20, 2011
Good evening to all of our wonderful families and friends. I can hardly believe that this day is here and that I am up here giving a speech. Graduation has always been a day that I, along with the rest of my class, thought would never, ever come. But now that it is here everything seems to be going much too fast, and I almost wish that it wasn’t. Almost. However the excitement and anticipation that I have about what is ahead of me is much too great to stay here. Tonight is the ending of the life we have known for 13 years. Being seniors, we had finally mastered the art of getting our teachers off subject and putting those worksheets off one more day and that if one person does the study guide, why should anyone else?  We have done little things like this for so long that to know I will never do that again at Douglas High School seems unreal. Tonight though is also the beginning of the rest of our lives. For weeks I have tried to think of the words to say as I stand in front of my class for the last time. I have google’d and youtube’d famous sayings and thoughts until I stumbled upon this one. This quote isn’t something that I ever thought I would use in this speech, but on a night several months ago when my heart was in pieces, a very good friend of mine reminded me of it. Since then I have looked at this quote when I’ve felt like I was so out of control of my life, and it has always made me feel a little better. From the beautiful Marilyn Monroe “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Throughout our lives we are going to experience things we don’t want to and meet people who are going to leave us, but all of that will just be preparing us for something so much better. We just have to keep a good attitude, push forward and try not to look back.  Our lives can be a very wonderful adventure, if we let them.
There are many people that I need to thank for sticking with me all these years. I would like to thank most importantly The Lord for blessing my life and helping me up until now. My mom and dad for everything they have ever done for me, for listening to me tell about my entire day when I came home from school for the past 13 years, and for letting me buy all the books I have ever wanted. My little brother Blake because I know he has and always will be there for me. My Mimi for always taking me shopping and letting me do whatever I want to 99% of the time. My Granddaddy for being the best there is and for always having food cooked. The rest of my family whom I love dearly and do not want to imagine life without. My beautiful, wonderful friends whom God sent to me. Matt and Andrea Long for letting me live at their house whenever I felt like it. My teachers who have put up with my eccentric ways and always seem to calm me down. Coach Otinger for teaching me how to drive. And Mrs. Erin Huffman for being the mom that I needed at school. There are so many others who I could thank, but you should know who you are.
Tonight will be the last time I will ever be together with my entire class, and I would like all of you to know that I love every one of you oh so terribly much and that this is not an ending but a beginning. To quote Lynyrd Skynyrd “For I must be traveling on now cause there’s too many places that I’ve got to see”. We are the class of 2011…and we are finished. Thank you. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

And there's a great band of angels camped all around me

The weekend is over! Where did it go??
It's so sad, I wish I could just have a few more hours before Monday gets here, but it's almost 11 and I'm just now working on my online theatre appreciation assignment that's due tomorrow. I have stopped for the moment to blog though because this is more entertaining than theatre.
So Friday I didn't wake up until entirely too late and then got up and pretty much got ready for the Halloween Party. It was cold cold and wet! Two of my most unfavorite things, but it's okay because I still enjoy being with all of those people that I love dearly. After the party a group of us decided to head over to Gurley to the corn maze there. Lucky Andrew got stuck with me as a partner again. I was much more calm this time, but it might have been because it was so cold that that was all I was thinking about. At one point he even gave me his jacket to put over the one I already had on, haha he probably just wanted me to shut up. It was really fun though and we were lost in it for a long time, the next morning I realized how muddy it was because there was mud all the way up to the top of my boots. Good thing I had decided against wearing my new Uggs.
Saturday I was the first one awake at Kayla and Kendra's which was definitely not normal. I got up though and headed home so I could start packing for Villa Rica that night. I went with The Longs to the singing down there and wore khaki and a hair piece! What is getting into me, not dressing up for a singing?! Oh well. I got to see Dee Dee Voiles whom I love very much and have missed terribly! Kay, Ken, Bro. Matt, Sis. Andrea, and I all stayed in one hotel room... yea that means one bathroom also. It actually wasn't that bad. I did have to sleep in the middle of Kay and Ken as usual and had to fight for half of a pillow the entire night, it's okay though because we're best friends :) 
We stayed for church there again this morning and it was good and then we started the long drive home. We were so tired, but I'm so thankful I went to church tonight because The Lord sent the word of God and there was a neck hugging and The Lord sent me some help and I'm just very thankful right now. I couldn't ask for better friends, family, or church. 
I really wish I wasn't such a procrastinator. I wish I would have already finished this theatre assignment, but I just don't know exactly what it's asking me to do... ughh. I hope this week goes by fast, I'm just not in the mood for school at the moment. I am going to try and put on a smile and have a better attitude though, because that is what Bro. Totchie preached on this morning and it just sounded like such a good idea. I want to have patience and let The Lord work out my life and I'm going to try and do everything I need to so that that will happen. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful week! I love you all! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

You tell me I'm a wreck, You say that I'm a mess, How could you expect anything less?

Have you missed me?
I've decided once again to come back to the blogging world, I've missed it.
I like having somewhere to keep the random details of my life.
I never finished my picture challenge, but oh well it's old news now.

Since I last blogged I graduated and gave an awesome Valedictorian speech that I will try and post on here soon because I am so proud of it. Summer 2011 came and went so fast, but it was interesting. I am happy to say that my parents have loosened the reigns some and are letting me start driving more and more and it's great! Our revival was wonderful, the Lord blessed so much. I went to the beach twice at the end of the summer so I had a great tan there for awhile. I have also been wearing my hair straight a good bit, which is something I haven't done in years!
Life has went from crazy to crazier! But it's good and I'm as happy as I have ever been.
I am in college which I absolutely love and am planning on going to pharmacy school to be a pharmacist, making it rain and all that ;) I am currently in the process of trying to find a job, surprised? Yea, so is everyone else ha. My time lately has been spent going to school and hanging out with the best friends. Last Friday night 8 of us loaded up and went to Birmingham in search of Sloss Furnace. It was so fun even though I might have bruised up Andrew's arm some, from trying to use him as a shield. Bro. Ricky Holman was at Rocky Branch this weekend for a mini revival and it was wonderfully amazing, I'm so thankful for the church I go to.
Today I had a demonstration speech and I did it on how to make a skirt out of a pair of jeans. I had all of this stuff I planned on saying that was all witty and whatnot, but everyone knows how fast I talk especially when I'm nervous, so I forgot half of it. I thought I did awesome on it tho and I sat down and was like yessss but then I talk to my teacher and she's like well you did this and this wrong...blah blah. I seriously think that woman is out to ruin my life sometimes, I'm like I was Valedictorian! I am smart! I did not come to college just so I could fail a SPEECH class, I mean come on this is ridiculous, but oh well I just smiled at her frowning face and left. It's all good because Thursdays are actually my Fridays 'cause I have no classes, whoo!!
Tomorrow night is the annual Fall Fellowship Festival (aka Halloween Party) at Shannon and LeAnne's, yay gonna be fun fun. Then Saturday The Longs are singing at Villa Rica, so of course I will also be going.

 I have been to so many weddings since the end of the summer! I love them though and would so enjoy being a wedding planner, I would be awesome at it! Kendra has already told me that I can plan hers :) You could probably care less about this, but it's my blog and I like lists!
1. My beautiful best friend Ashley Hovey to Patrick Cain
2. Lizzy Rice to Jeff Banzhoff
3. Friend from school Elizabeth Shaw to Matt Rucker
4. Jasmine Gaught to Jeremy West
5. Wonderful friend Melia Pittman to Jordan Cornelison
6. Another friend from school Holly Foster to Cameron Broadus

Okay here are a bunch of pictures in just (total) random order of my life from the past few months.

Headed to Chik Fil A with our hair in rollers before Ashley's wedding

Ashley's rehearsal

Girl's night! May '11

Driving with Kendra distracting me

Attempting a jumping picture

Kendra and I being weird on our way to the beach at like midnight

Mikato at the beach (me with straight hair!)

My good friend Zack and I at Senior Awards Night 
Before Ashley's Wedding

Shannon's 'girls' at the beach
Sloss Furnace Adventure (Smiling Kendra, Seth's shoulder, Back of Andrew's head, Chase turned, Mine and Natalie's smiling faces, Weirdo Caleb, and missing Kayla)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Please don't forget me, I'm going away.

Hi :)
I didn't post yesterday because some days my life is just so boring that there is no need to even blog about it. I did get my invitations yesterday, which are awesome. Be looking for one in the mail soon!
Today we had our cap and gown class pictures which I think went well. That gown is so hot though! It's not going to be fun wearing that in May on a football field, but sooooo worth it.
I tried to be productive tonight and Google Valedictorian speeches...and I YouTube'd some... I want it to be entertaining. I actually wrote some things down, that's a start!
Well not much to blog about, unfortunately.
Here are some pics from today!
Later Days.
Zackary and I
Ashley and I
Lauren and I
Morgan and I

Caleb and I

Day 15. "A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

A picture of something you want to do before you die.
I want to plan the perfect wedding...and it be mine!
This will of course mean that I've gotten over my commitment issues (also something I want to do before I die) and have found the guy I want to wake up beside every morning.
Sorry this is so cliche...but it's true. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 14. "If anyone asks you who I am just tell em I'm a holiness child..."

A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Well I could never imagine my school life without these two people.
Caleb and Ashley.
I feel like I see them every single day of my life, all week at school and church on the weekends.
We have had some crazy times. From skipping school, going to eat lunch, shopping in huntsville...
We are the holiness kids of 2011! (minus Jade who people usually groups with us)
This picture was a few years ago, maybe when we were sophomores?
I love it though.
Oh and the caption of this blog...Caleb used it beside his picture in the yearbook hahahahahahahahahaha

Day 13. "Someone to love with my life in their hands, there's gotta be somebody for me like that"

A picture of your favorite band or artist.
I wouldn't say they are my absolute favorite, because I have way too many.
But it is one of the few things my brother and I agree on.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 12. "If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain..."

Something you love.
I love Jack Vettriano paintings.
I want my house to be filled with them.
However, some of them are pretty...X-rated.
Naturally, my house won't be filled with those ;)

Hey Lucy, I remember your name.

Happy Easter everyone!
I hope everyone has had a wonderful day, wore pretty easter clothes, and ate wonderful food with their family.
This 18 year old was awoken by her mother forcing her to open her Easter present haha. I told her I thought my Easter was going to be my Harry Potter movie...I knew she'd still get me something. I will probably be a married woman still getting Easter baskets. I think she was just really proud of herself because she bought me a book (which veryyyyy rarely happens) and she did a good job.

Yesterday I drove me, mom, and mimi to sister shirley's house so we could look at my senior portraits. We ordered a lot, and I get my invitations Monday so... pretty much anyone I've ever met is getting an invitation. We also went shopping...and they wore me out! That's not easy to do! I was in a horrible mood all day because I felt like I looked so gross, so I wasn't in a shopping mood. I told them next time I was driving separate so I could leave them haha. I got everything for my graduation table and I think it's going to look very cute. Even if we did buy it all at Hobby Lobby....I dislike that place so much, I wanted to cry thinking I had to go in there yesterday. When we were finally about to be on our way home I had to go through the drive thru at Wendy's for my mom and mimi and I was so tired and ill at them I wasn't paying attention to what they told me, they made me order a Whopper Junior for Wendy's! I was sooo embarrassed, but they found it hilarious.

Friday was the last day of Eagle Week and I had to go to Snead that morning for a photo shoot, which I felt ridiculous doing. When I finally did show up at school, after going to Rachael's house and Chik-Fil-A, I took my 3rd graders their Easter surprises which they loved. The skits were very good (I thought Sophomores should have won) and the games were a lot of fun. We were the first Seniors since like 2000 to lose Eagle Week. Did we care? Not a bit. That night I went out with a very good friend of mine from school, Zack Scott, who was always telling me that he was going to take me on a date. We had the best time. Went to Santa Fe and had horrible service and ended up staying forever, but it was fun. I don't think I've ever ate that much in front of a guy haha. I wore my hair up and he had told me it looked great, but when we were eating I asked him if I looked tan because I had put on Fake Bake and he was like well I haven't really noticed I just keep looking at your hair, I was like okay when I wear my hair down like a worldly girl you never say anything and when I wear it up like a holiness girl you love it! It was funny.

Lucy by Skillet - Wonderfully sad song. 

That pretty much sums up my weekend. I hope everyone has a great week! I'm gonna go update my picture challenge. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 11. "Won't you give me three steps, gimme three steps mister..."

A picture of something you hate.
I hate what a procrastinator I am!!

Day 10. "They got the beat, yeah, they got the beat..."

A picture of the person you do the most messed up stuff with.
This would be Kendra.
When me and her get to laughing, we laugh about everything for the rest of the day.
She is one of the funniest people I've ever met.

This would also be Melia.
When me and her are together we are just weird.
I love her to death.

And last but certainly not least, Kayla.
She can talk me into anything. I tell myself that I'm not going to give in, but she always manages to find a way to make me.
She knows exactly what I'm thinking and it's scary sometimes.

Day 9. "Love lift us up where we belong..."

A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
More like people who have gotten me through the most.
That would be the parents.
I love them dearly.
This is a picture of them at their wedding, before I was even thought of, before I came and made their lives so much better...and stressful ;)

I've got two tickets to paradise.

Thursday- Nerd Day
So last night I was in the bed and decided that I would just go ahead and turn in my Snead scholarship paper so I grabbed it to look at it and....the deadline was APRIL 20th!! Which was yesterday! I leap out of bed and turn on mom and dad's light and make them get up, I was about to have a panic attack. I was like "Mom I'm a failure..." I cried forever and just had to force myself to not think about it and go to sleep. This morning all I could think about was that I got Valedictorian and I'm not even going to have a scholarship cause I'm not responsible. Thankfully I have the greatest mother on the planet and she took it up there for me this morning and they took it :) Praise the Lord.
I did not dress up today because I was so stressed.
School was boring again, I almost left.
Although Seniors did dominate against Freshmen at the basketball game today.
Tomorrow I'm supposed to get up and go to Snead for a photo shoot for their catalogs and stuff
Problems with that:
1. I can't take pictures in the sun, cause my eyes are always squinty
2. I'm really bad with directions and don't really know where I'm supposed to go
3. None of my friends are going :(
4. Tomorrow is Friday and I kinda wish it was gonna be a stress free one
I'm also trying to decide if I just want to stay home tomorrow night or ride with Bro. Matt and Sis. Andrea and go to Higdon's singing... decisions, decisions.
Sorry I don't really have much interesting stuff to talk about. So I'm going to try and catch up on my 100 days of 100 photos.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 8. "And the southern girls with the way they talk, they knock me out when I'm down there"

A picture of your most treasured item.
My most treasured item is my holyghost, but I can't take a picture of that.
This is my brand new 2011 white Honda Civic Coupe, that I love dearly.

Day 7. "I'm going off the rails on a crazy train!!"

A picture that makes you laugh.
Okay so even if I have crazy vampire red eye and this was so long ago and things are so different now, this picture is hilarious!!!! Kendra(ninja) and Alex(gangsta) are the best part.
 So is this one... I can't remember if that's Kendra or Kayla under the blanket being a 'ghost'. I don't have a clue what we were doing. It was a crazy night.

Ohh kayla...
Kayla forcing me to take a picture on the sidewalk at school when I looked disgusting.

Day 6. "you can't always get what you want..."

A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Okay in case some of you live under a rock. This is Hermione Jean Granger.
I say I would love to trade places with her for a day, but really... I don't care what the movies tell you I really am Hermione. 

She is the bookworm who is always taking care of Ron and Harry and trying to keep them out of trouble. She has a big brain and an even bigger heart.

There is a quote that I found in a book one time that I love about her and perfectly describes how I feel,
"I've always resented Hermione, because I wanted to be her so badly and she never seemed to appreciate as much as I thought she should that she got to be her. She got to live at Hogwarts and be friends with Harry and kiss Ron, which was supposed to happen to me." -Lily from Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

There are so many quotes and pictures I could put on here, but I'm just going to have to restrain myself with these.

Day 5. "the jig is up the news is out, they finally found me, the renegade who had it made..."

A picture of your favorite memory.
Okay so this is not actually my favorite memory.
That would be the day The Lord gave me the sweet holyghost, but I do not have a picture of that.
I also am not much of a picture taker, so I have many good memories, but no pictures.
This was a very good day and wonderful memory though. I went to the Smokies with Melia the day after Christmas  and we met up with Hilary Simmons and also Landon Culver and went snow tubing and Landon also taught me how to ice skate, which I loved. It was a great day. Even if I could have cried from the severe cold. I never want to go back to The Smokies in Winter.

But I'm not like them, Baby when you finally get to love somebody, guess what, it's gonna be me

Hello :)
So terribly sorry I haven't blogged in a few days. It was a busy weekend and has been a busy week.
Alas! I have found some time to blog. Yay.
I told Mrs. Huffman I blog and she said something like "I imagine you have a lot to blog about..." haha love her.
Soooo...This weekend:
I woke up and cleaned some (not alot) of my room and finally cleaned out my closets!! Finally. The sad part is I still have some boxes I need to go through. I then took a shower and somewhat got ready because I was going to pick up Kayla so we could go to Gville to get dress-up day supplies. I get to her house and see that the people that are staying at their house all weekend are already there! I look terrible. Did not iron my clothes or work that hard on my hair. So I'm like, okay I'll just sit in the car and wait on Kay. Of course Bro. Matt wasn't going to let that happen. He comes out there and makes me come in. I was embarrassed, but I love the people that were staying. They are our new friends that we met at Villa Rica. The Voiles' family. Daniel&Dee Dee, Alex, Nick, and Andrew. So I came in and talked and then Kayla, Caleb, and I went shopping. Kayla and I got back to my house just in time to finish getting ready and off to church we went. We had a ton of visitors! It was awesome. After church Kayla, Alex V., and I to McDonalds, which we didn't even want to eat at but it was still fun and then jammed to some Rihanna on the way back to Bro Matt's. We dropped Alex off and went in to talk for awhile and then Kayla and Kendra came and stayed at my house where we all slept in the same bed and couldn't ever go to sleep because we kept thinking of things to talk about. Yea, we're best friends.
Yay 3rd Sunday! Church was good, very long though. I saw some friends I haven't seen in forever which was nice. We ate in the kitchen and then said goodbye to our Villa Rica people. We all went to Gville, shopping again. Thank goodness I just bought 2 things. New Fossil Charm Bracelet and Charm, which I love. Went back to Kayla's and then to church. During communion I had to sit in the very back...again. It's okay though, I just think 'this is the lord's juice, this is the lord's juice'. haha. Kayla and I washed feet, she dropped the towel in the water, I started laughing and there went my mind! Her and I have fun times. I stayed the night with them and Natalie, because they always talk me into it.
Monday- First day of Eagle Week- Rockstar Day
We all got up and put on our awesome outfits and Caleb came up there so Kayla could gel his hair.
In case you were wondering, those are fake earrings and stick on nails in the pictures. 
A lot of people dressed up, I was glad. The best part of the day though was The Blood Drive.
I look forward to this all year. We actually had one a few weeks ago due to a scheduling issue, but I couldn't give because my hemoglobin was low and I'm pretty sure the lady didn't believe me when I told her my weight. BUT this time I got to give. I was so happy. I love giving blood, saving lives. I also work at it all day, so that was good too.
I had to run home after school and get ready cause Caleb and I were having our senior portraits made in Hampton Cove. I think they went well and after we ate at my favorite, Chili's.
Here are some pics.
Jade and I. 'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars'

Natalie and I. 'And live in hilltop houses, driving fifteen cars'

Best pic of the day. Caleb and I. 'We'll all stay skinny cause we just won't eat'

Giving blood dressed as a Rockstarrrrr. (WHY can I not figure out how to flip pics?!)
Tuesday- Tot and Geezer Day
Today everyone either dressed as a Kindergartener or an old person.
I, however, did not get up until 6 after turning off my alarm clock and was not able to even scrunch my hair. So I had to wear it leftover from my senior portraits. Gross.
I also had the most awkward lunch ever, it involved alot of yelling. Jade and I wanted to crawl under the table. I also splattered salsa all over my white tshirt. Yea. It was that kind of day.
Thankfully the day went up from there. When I got home I got ready to go eat at Wings for Blake Edward's birthday. That food was wonderful. I wish I had some right now. I mainly talked to Kayla, Blake Chance, Luke, and Cory and we had the best time!!! After, Kayla, Seth, Kendra, and I all went to walmart to buy bandanas and Seth and Kendra were cracking me up. They are so funny. I drove us all home, and loved it.
Wednesday- Dressy Dress Up Day
Woke up late again this morning, but it was raining which I think is a good excuse. I still managed to dress up and get my hair up in like 15 mins! I was so proud of myself. Today was very boring though. Nothing interesting to even really talk about. I wish I could have stayed home.

Friday, April 15, 2011

And I don't know what I'm supposed to do, so I sit down and I cry too. But don't let her see.

It's Friday night. And what am I doing?
You guessed it. Blogging. If it so much as looks like it's going to rain, you better believe this little girl isn't going anywhere! Not even to Oak Grove's Easter Play that I have looked forward to driving to all week!
Dad was like "I can't believe you would even ask to go anywhere"

So... I wore this extremely cute skirt today that a girl at school made for me out of tshirts! Unfortunately not many people probably got to see it because I left school early because of weather. Dear little Zack when and got my car for me so I wouldn't have to walk in the rain, but just walking from the sidewalk to my car got me soaking wet. I got home and Madre had cooked me a Digiorno pizza (pretty much the only kind of pizza I eat), so I ate that then got under my electric blanket and put in Becoming Jane. I fell asleep halfway through the movie and slept for most of the afternoon and now that I'm up I just can't bear to finish Becoming Jane because I know what happens and it breaks my heart! Jenny will agree with me on this.
I think Jane Austen and I would have been best friends if we had lived in the same time period. I think I might be her reincarnated. haha. No seriously, watching that movie totally reminds me of me! Her love life definitely sounds like mine: Miss Independent, but then finally finds the love of her life, but can't be with him.
No I've got one even better! I've had more than one person tell me that Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses reminds them of me! You know the movie about the girl who is always trying to please everyone else and plans other people's weddings. Always the Bridesmaid never the Bride! Hahaha.

Yea. Well on a brighter note I asked mom if she would get me the new Harry Potter movie and she said I could and it would be my Easter :) Yay. I'm veryyyy excited. Harry Potter has been a part of my life for a very long time. It was probably one of the first chapter books I ever read. I have now read them twice...well except for the last one. I cried so much that I don't know if I want to put myself through that again.

Oh! I'm finally out of my bad mood :) Despite not getting to go to the play, I'm actually in a very good mood.

I'm having problems. Today is Day 5 on this picture challenge and I can't think of what to put. I mean the night I got the hg obviously, but I don't have a pic of that. So forgive me if I don't post one today.

Alrighty I feel as though I've rambled enough for now.
Until later.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 4. "Momma's still cooking too much for supper and me I've been a longtime gone..."

A picture of you and a family member.
Teen Laura and Baby Hilary.
 This would be Laura Ann.
My wonderful aunt, who is more like a sister.
When I was little I followed her around and she would have to sit and watch Pooh and Barney with me for hours.
She was still living at home and naturally I was at my mimi's all the time so I was allowed to go in her room and take whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted ;)
She still loves me though.