Friday, September 26, 2008



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chase & Clarissa's Wedding Weekend

Last weekend was my cousins wedding. He and I are the closest in age than I think all of the cousins... but, we didn't really grow up together because we've always lived far apart. But, nonetheless we're pretty close. He and his now wife had a beautiful wedding at a close friends' house in Ohio. It was a beautiful day outside. His wife is from Brazil. They met while both working in Disneyworld!!! :-) It's such a cute story. Anyways, she is now working on getting her green card.

Here are some pictures from the big day...

Chase and Clarissa
Me and my beautiful cousin Lydia (chase's youngest sister)
Me and Chase's Siters
Me and Clarissa
The CakeHere is where the fun began! That's my grandma!
It's Brazilian tradition to have masks and costumes! It was so fun!!!!
The bride and groom's fathers representing each other's countries

Chase and Clarissa dressed up
Me, Hannah and Julianne lookin' cute!

The wedding was a blast and it was great to see family!! Now, back to studying...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Circa 1962.

Is that not hilarious? I look like my mom (minus her awesome pointy plastic glasses with rhinestones... ! HAHA!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I have officially done it. A week of being a vegetarian. It's been fun... hard at times... and a challenge. I've decided that I am sticking with it for awhile. It's made me more conscious of what I'm eating. I haven't had a pop in over a week now! THAT'S AMAZING FOR ME!!! I've just been having coffee in the morning (1 cup) and then no caffeine the rest of the day after that. I've also been eating a lot of salad. It's hard being vegetarian when you eat in a cafeteria everyday... It makes things a little more difficult. But, I've been making sure that I'm getting most if not all of my essential nutrients.

So... it's been good!

I have my first test on Friday for mental health nursing... I'm pretty nervous about it... it's on TWELVE chapters of information!!! That's a whole lot of stuff to know!!!!!! It's insane really....

So I'm off to study more for this test..

This weekend should be fun... I'm off on a camping trip with 12 girls!!! We're going to a lodge for a weekend= Watch out for pictures and good stories from the trip!!!!



Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Vegetarian for a week....

Hello blogworld!!! So here's my new trend/fad.. whatever you'd like to call it!!

This week... I am a vegetarian. I am also trying to eat organic foods when possible. At least healthier... and no CAFFEINE!!!! (aside from my coffee in the morning.. if I don't have it i will have a headache by noon)

Shalane kind of inspired me to do this.. but I've been pondering it for awhile now.

So far so good.

For breakfast I had a handful of LIFE cereal (mmm...) and coffee.
For lunch, salad and a cheese quesedilla and salsa for Cat's Claw.
For dinner, salad, and roasted veggies and rice from the cafeteria.

Tonight, my roommate and I went to wal-mart and got some "organic" things... sadly... the pickins' were SLIM! There was hardly NO organic things at Buckhannon Wal-Mart (shocking I know.) LOL!

So, I did end up getting some Chocolate Silk Soymilk
Some laughing cow cheese (which my mom highly recommended) , organic/natural peanut butter, pretzel crisps (been addicted for months now!), reduced fat triscuts and ritz crackers, natural vanilla yogurt, and organic granola, and some bottled sparkling water.

So... all in all I think this is going to be a good week... hopefully I can keep it up! I'm thinking about doing vegetarian during the weeks and not worrying so much on weekends.

What do you all think?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I've been tagged...

by Tara
She is a really cool chick! CHECK OUT HER BLOG! ;-)

Anyways...Here are the tagging rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you're tagged, DO IT and pass on the tag

Here it goes....
1. I am obsessed with the internet and anything I can do on the computer.
2. I absolutely love chips and salsa and mexican food. It may be my favorite food.
3. For the next week, I am going to be a vegetarian and eat organic (decided earlier this evening).
4. I have swam with manatees (I typically use this as my 2 truths and a lie game... it tricks everyone)
5. I have a secret dream to be a small business owner (bakery, photography, musician).... something of that sort... guess it's not secret anymore.
6. One of my biggest fears used to be birds... i have since overcome my fear and moved on from it.

There you go... 6 random facts about me.

I tag....
1. Shalane-because she's fabulous!
2. Ashley- because she's a cool chick as well
3. Emery- because I love her blog!
4. Chelle- because she's my cousin and she may actually do this...
5. Anna Joy- because I love her photography and her inspirational blogs!

ready,set GO!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

back to school....

Hello long lost blog world... (okay.. cheesy I know...)

I've officially completed my first 2 weeks back to school. In a way, it's gone by SOOO slow.. and in other ways it's been going by kind of fast. I like being back so far. I pretty much love my roommate and I's interior decorating design of our dorm room...

that's my bed and desk... black and white pictures in frames on the wall. and I got another Paris poster to put on the kind of bare wall with the other poster. LOL
my roommate, Emily, with part of my bed and our wall hanging.

Emily's bed and her black and white pictures.

When my brother saw these pictures he said he liked our kitchen. LOL You have to improvise when you share a small room.

So, there you have it... a sneak peak into the dorm life.. LOL our bathroom door is right beside those dressers on the right. It's nice to have our own bathroom though... well.. we share it with the girls next door but they're pretty clean. Which is good. LOL

In other news.... Matt is in Chicago now.. going to grad school at Trinity International University. It sucks being far away.. but we're doing good. Absence makes the heart grow fonder right? So true.

I've been really involved with Campus Crusade for Christ since I've been back. We're doing a lot of outreach on campus... playing ultimate frisbee in the freshman quad and different trips away from campus. It's good to have close friends. It makes it easier.

I have maternity nursing this semester, and mental health nursing... they are both pretty exciting. I'm ready for clinicals to start. I'm so excited to see a delivery, and to work with a mental health patient.

So... here is some BIG NEWS!!!! Are you ready for it?!?!
It looks like I am going to be going to AFRICA in MAY 2009!!!!!! I am so excited! It's definitely been a God thing. I was actually looking for organizations online to go through the first week back to school, and couldn't really find anything in my time frame... so I kind of gave up hope on the situation. Well, there is a couple at our church that is in college ministry, and Scott came up to me that Sunday (after I had given up) and said, "hey, we are planning a mission trip for May 2009" and I immediately began freaking out, because some how I knew he was going to say "To Africa" and so... he did.. and I really freaked out. LOL It looks like we're going the second and third week of May. I am so excited, and yet so nervous that it's not going to work out... I'm worried I'm not going to be able to raise all the support ($4,000) that's a whole lot of money to raise. I definitely don't have that kind of money, so I have to raise it all. I'm just trusting God in the situation and hoping that it all works out. I think we're going to be going to Zambia. It is a more established part of Africa, but still in desperate need of help and security from the government. I am so excited to work in the clinics and help deliver babies and work with the children. I know it is going to be a true test of faith, but I am ready for it! So stay tuned to see how the trip plans work out... and if you feel it on your heart to help me raise support.. that'd be amazing! *wink wink*

Well, I think that's about all for now.. stay tuned for more updates on life and my trip to Africa!