Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Music I'm Loving For Fall

I've been listening to a lot of new music online lately. I am anxious to get the CDs.... but until then I'll just listen online.

Here they are:
1.) Joshua Radin (amazing live by the way!)

2.) Missy Higgins(also amazing live!)


4.) Meiko

5.) Ingrid Michaelson

This is just a few of the new things I've been into lately....


Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Weekend With Matt :-)

Well... I'm back at school now.... the weekend is over. :-( It of course went by super fast! But it was great nonetheless!!

Matt got here Wednesday night at midnight and his mom, sister and I picked him up at the airport. When I saw him I practically ran and gave him a big hug! It was a great feeling! :-) I missed him sooo much!!!

Thursday we woke up and went to Morgantown and hung out most of the day. My mom made us potato soup. So we had dinner with my mom and then we went to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. It was really cute! Then, we went to Texas Roadhouse and got half price appetizers with Jeremy, Ed, Matt Crum and some of his housemates. It was great to see them!

Friday we woke up and went to my dress fitting for my dress for Laura's wedding in December. Then we went to Sam's Club to get food for Laura's Bridal Shower Saturday. After that we headed back to Fairmont to have lunch with Matt's friends. Then we visited his grandparents and hung out with his family all night that night.

Saturday I woke up early and got everything ready for Laura's Bridal Shower! It went really well. I think she really liked it. :-) Here are some pictures of the decorations....

That's Laura! I was doing the same thing.... LOL!

The shower went very well! Afterwards, I went back to Matt's house and we went to dinner then back to his house and hung out with his family and watched movies all night.

This morning..... I went with Matt's dad to take Matt back to the airport... and sent him off...... :-(

All in all it was a great weekend! A month from Wednesday until I go to Chicago to visit him and then back here for Thanksgiving!!! :-) YAY!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm about to lose my MIND!!!!!!

4 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sorry for the insane amount of recent countdown until I see Matt posts..... I'm pretty excited if you can't tell!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008


There are girls 2 doors down from me right now... that are seriously BLARING "You Raise Me Up" and YELLING IT AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS!!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?!?!

Blah... dorm life...


I had THREE, count 'em THREE nursing tests today. I had a mental health take home due, and maternity nursing test (got an 83) and a research test (not mentioning that score... unfortunately NOT...)

I am so ready for fall break!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Because I know he reads this.... )Love You Babe!!!! ;-)

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I get to see this goober...
I AM SOOOOOOOOOO BEYOND EXCITED!!!!!!! It's been almost 2 months since I've seen him!!! I cannot describe how excited I am to spend 3 whole days with him!!!!! ;-) YAY!!!!!!!!

(oh by the way.... his birthday present to me was amazing! The Joshua Radin and Missy Higgins concert was a-freakin-mazing!!! Joshua Radin is awesome live!! Plus... he definitely had a conversation with me while on stage and dedicated a song to me.... pretty awessome!!Pictures to come when I get my new laptop that's in the maiL!!!!!) Here's a sideways video of him.... I'm the goober that says "I ALREADY HAVE IT!" LOL and he says to get another copy and alll that....:-)
Thanks babe for the great birthday presents!!! Can't wait to celebrate with you when you're here!!! :-)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

In 7 months and counting.....


I am getting more excited about this trip EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!! I love thinking about it and daydreaming about arriving and having tons of children running to see us! I can sit for hours and watch videos from Africa....

Well... I don't think I have blogged about this yet... but from May 4th-17th, 2009 I will be in Tanzania, Africa. I am going with a group of students with a family from my church here in Buckhannon. I am so excited! We're going to be doing all kinds of ministry there. For me personally.. I think I am going to be doing clinical/medical work and also teaching sexual purity to children and teenagers. We are going to be doing all kinds of work in the 2 weeks we are going to be there.

So here is my dilemma... I have to raise approximately $4,000 for this 2 week trip. It is a lot of money, but I know that God will provide. I have already received a $100.00 donation and I have not even started to raise support yet. It is really exciting.

God called me to go to Africa last year after I went to a viewing of Invisible Children at WVU. The viewing I saw was on a boy named Sunday. Here is a trailer for the movie.

This video really affected me. I have always had a desire to got to Africa... but for the longest time I thought that missionary work was not for me. I never felt the call to do it. Well, after seeing this movie I wanted... I NEEDED to go to Africa.

I had an opportunity last year to go to Africa with one of my good friends, Tara, but I decided that God was not calling me at that time. So, I worked all summer instead... when she got back and I saw pictures of he trip on her blog... my heart melted once again, and I had that desire back in my heart. It was like a little tug at my heart and a little bit of regret that I didn't go... So, I began to search for organizations that were going to Africa in May 2009. I could not find one at all... I searched and searched and ended up giving up and deciding that if God wanted me to go... he would let me figure it out. Well... THAT SUNDAY after church... Scott Williams came up to me and asked me if I was going to their house for a cookout that next week... I told him I was planning on it.. and asked him why... he told me that "well.. we're going to be talking about a missions trip we're thinking about taking in the summer of this coming year". immediately... my heart began to race... I asked him "to where?" and he said "well... Africa actually!" My friend Lauren looked at me... and I almost fell over with excitement and amazement at God's work. I looked up and said "okay God.. I'm in" LOL! It was so obvious to me that this was my chance.

As of right now... we have to have full commitment by November 1st so that when we go home for Thanksgiving break we can start to raise money and tell our local churches and family about the opportunity and hope to start raising support.

We are going through ALARM Ministries which stands for African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries. Here is a little 5 min. video about what they stand for and a little bit of what they do....

If you are interested in helping me raise support.... just let me know.... :-) I would REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Guess Who's 22!!!!!!

Yes... Thursday was my 22nd birthday!!!

So does anyone else feel as though 22 is officially... old. Well maybe not old, old but I mean it's the age where MOST people have graduated high school and move on to the real world. It's like you have to grow up, you can't act young anymore. Well, unfortunately most people don't exactly grow up. ANYWAYS!!!

My birthday was great! I got a bunch of packages from Matt in the mail. I got 3 dvds (Juno, 10 Things I hate About You, and Little Miss Sunshine) and.. AND!!! 2 JOSHUA RADIN AND MISSY HIGGINS CONCERT TICKETS FOR SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!! I was PUMPED!!!! So Meredith and I are going on an adventure to Pittsburgh on Sunday to see an awesome show!!! I'm so so excited!!!! Stay tuned for pictures and updates on that!!!

I went to dinner with my brother, sister-in-law, there daughter and my Mamaw last night for my birthday! My parents are on vacation at the beach right now, real cool... LOL! Dinner was nice though! Then, I came home and I studied all night for a test I had today... BOOO!!!! But tonight, I am relaxing, watching the movies Matt got me and updating my blog because I haven't had time to do that lately...

Anyways, I'm Officially 22!!!! WAHOOO!!!!!