Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Brothers!

There is nothing better in this world, than the bond that I have with my brothers. Each of them are completely different, but I would not change one thing about them. I am so proud of them, and I am always eager to tell others about them. In the words of one of my friends' mothers: I think that my brothers are the greatest!

Jacob is the youngest in our family, and he never lets us forget it. He is a ball of energy, and he never stops. He is always on the move, and looking for life's next adventure. He is significantly younger than both Jordan and I, so he is basically going to grow up as a only child for the next 5 years! Jacob and I have something special between us, and I am so blessed to have him as my little brother. Jacob and I are a lot alike is so many ways. We are alike in the way that we handle situations, and in our relationship with others. He is in 7th grade, and I am so proud of the person that he is. He the comedian in our family. He is ALWAYS making us laugh, and is always making us smile. He has a dry, sarcastic sense of humor and the way he talks is hysterical. He can act so very grown up, and yet act so very boyish. He has had to keep up with his big brother and sister for all of his life, and he acts just like one of us. He keeps my family going, and we LOVE him!

Jordan is 18, and he is a Senior in High School. I am so extremely proud of him that it is not even funny! Jordan is the middle child, and he fits that perfectly! Haha. He is one of the sweetest, most genuine guys that I know. Jordan never ceases to amaze me. He gets along with every type of person out there. He can walk into a room full of people that he doesn't know, and he will come out with 25 new friends. He is fiercely loyal to his friends, and would do anything for them. Jordan has grown into one of the most Godliest man that I know. He has just signed on with Copiah Lincoln Junior College, and he will be playing for them next year. He has worked so unbelievably hard for this opportunity and I am so proud of him. I am so anxious to see what the Lord has in store for him. I have a feeling that Jordan is going to the one sibling that goes off and leaves us all!! He loves to do new things, but I hope that he sticks around. I LOVE him more than I can say.

I know this blog was very random, but these two guys hold a very special place in my heart. They are never far from my heart or mind, and I am so very, very blessed to have both of them in my life.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's Spring!

Spring seems to finally be here!! I feel like there has not only been a renewal of things outside, but Jesus has been at work in my heart. I cannot believe that I am where I am today. It utterly shocks me. I drove home today, and I found myself sad to leave Starkville and my friends there...I am considering staying in Starkvegas for Summer school. These things might sound normal to other people, but for me to actually think these things..speaks volumes. I am so incredibly happy right now. I am joyful in all aspects of my life. It has been a long and hard rode to get to where I am now, but I am so thankful.

One of the reasons that I am so happy is due to Pi Phi. When I became a member of the charter class last Spring, I never could have dreamed what God had in store for me. I absolutely love it. I would not be the person I am today without Pi Phi. I have met some of the best people, and I have learned a ton about myself. I just love it. :)

Well..enough of being sentimental..it's finally Spring break!! And even though I have a lesson plan, quiz, and paper due the Monday when I get back from school, it is still going to be nice and relaxing. I am a HUGE family person, and always love spending time with my family..whether it be my immediate family or extended family. I drove home today to spend some time with my dad and brothers. (Btw- my brother was just offered a scholarship to play basketball at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College (CoLin)!! We are so proud of him.) On Saturday, my mom and I are headed down to Baton Rouge! We will be spending a few days with my grandmother and some close family friends down there. I will be going to Galveston with my Nana to see Pops and spend some time with them. They built a beautiful bay house down there, so it will be fun.

Galveston has this place called the Mosquito Cafe. Their Warm Goat Cheese Salad and Chocolate Cake are to.die.for. Seriously. It is the best chocolate cake that you will ever have. I have to go every time we go to Galveston. So I'm pretty excited about getting my family time in over the next week. My mom and I have been wanting to take a trip to B.R. with just the two of us for like 2 years, and we finally can! Something always seems to happen and one of us can never go. Or we always have the rest of our family. It will be fun!

Thanks to Ashley for making my blog so pretty! I really, really appreciate it. I can never figure out how to do things. :) You can go view her blog here. She is so full of wisdom, laughter, and encouragement. I love reading about her and Evy!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coming Soon...

a new design for my blog!! One of my friends older sister is going to help design (or basically d0) my blog. I feel that it is quite boring, and having a new design will jazz it up a bit.

The Lord has been doing wonderful things in my life, and I cannot wait to write about them. I have spring break in a week, and cannot wait!! I will update my blog when I have the time. This week is going to be CRAZY!!

I am teaching tomorrow morning, then will be in class from 11-3:15. Bobby Petrocelli is coming tomorrow night, and Pi Phi is hosting him. I have TONS of homework to due Monday night and all day Tuesday. I have a test Tuesday night as well. Wednesday is our Date Party and a test. Thursday is a presentation. Friday I am home!! It will be busy, but hopefully go by fast.

I'll write soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

When It Rains..

..It Pours!!!

Goodness gracious this week has been busy. I woke up with the stomach bug on Monday, and got nothing accomplished. Tuesday was a complete blur, and now Wednesday is here already. With spring break arriving, our professors seem to think that now is the time to pile everything in the class on us. Class plus Pi Phi equals for one busy girl!! I am cleaning my room, so it will be a productive work environment. Hopefully I will get everything done in time, and still remain a sane woman.

I am ready for our chapter retreat this weekend, and then spring break!! Bring on the fun!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oh How I Miss This Place

This place where the sun rises over mountains that are filled with tea plants. Mountains that are filled with lions, elephants, and zebra. Valleys and Plains that have rivers with hippo's and water buffalo swimming in their waters.

This place where the children are filled with laughter and joy. Their love comes from the hearts. Their love is unbiased and does not judge.

This place where the people accept you for who you are. A place where you can feel the love of Christ with every step you take. A place where you are constantly reminded of who created you and why you were created. For HIS glory.

This place is AFRICA. This is the place where I left my heart. A place where I think about daily. A place that is filled with people that have made me a different person. A place where I know I can always return and feel welcomed.

Oh how I am yearning to go back. Not a day goes by that I do not wish my feet were back in African soil.