Friday, November 28, 2008

Daddy's Little Girl

I know that nobody probably gets on here anymore, but I wanted to post this anyway. For those of you that might get on here and might begin to wonder, I will go ahead and answer this question right up front so no one becomes shocked or alarmed. No, I am not getting married right now or anytime soon, so when I say that I am going to read this at my wedding one day, I don't want everyone to start gasping and getting worried. No, I'm planning on finishing college before I get married, and as I am currently boyfriendless, there is no actual possibility. :)

I might have promised that I would never leave you. Perhaps I even said I would marry you. Now, you hear another man’s name on my lips. Now you tense up when I say I love him. Your eyes are pained with loss. Perhaps you are afraid of being replaced in my affections by this other man. You think perhaps you have been put in second place behind this other man, and you wonder about all those promises I made years ago of never loving anyone but you. Maybe I did, and I was being completely truthful. I never loved any other man but you…until now. Your eyes dim as you hear me speak his name in glowing terms. You hate the thought of me leaving you, but that is what’s going to happen. You always knew this day would come, and now that you see it happening, you dread my absence. Somehow, it slipped up on you. The days turned into weeks then to months, and the months turned into years. The years flew by so fast you almost didn’t notice that the day was soon approaching. You almost didn’t see that sparkle in my eyes, or hear that love song I was humming. You began to notice that I didn’t spend as much time with you, and that I was now spending time with some “horrible boy,” but by then, it was too late. I had fallen in love with that boy, and there was nothing you could do to change my heart. But knowing you, you will still give him a handshake and a pat on the back and welcome him to the family. After all, he will be your new son someday soon. How is it that Daddy’s little girl grew up? What happened to all the pigtails and nursery rhymes, the butterfly kisses and story times? What about the toys and the laughter, the joy and the happily-ever-afters? What about Daddy’s little princess? How was her heart stolen by some unworthy fairy-tale prince? You will miss me, there is no doubt, but you will be happy for me. I know you. You will mask your emotions, but you will gracefully hand me over to the “other man” who stole my heart away from you. I will still cry when you are sad, and I will pray for you when you are down. I will laugh at your jokes, and I will smile at your stories just as I did before. Because even though my heart belongs to someone else now, I will always be Daddy’s little girl.

Friday, November 14, 2008


A big topic today being preached among other standards is music. Some people don't understand why the preacher has to preach on their music. After all, what does it hurt to listen to non - Christian songs? For starters, I'm not saying all secular songs are bad, because they're not. There are some really nice classics that have their place. But it's what the music does to you that really is what's being preached about. Some people say that it's the beat of the song, some people say it's the lyrics. Somehow, people are affected by music. A song softly played on the piano or some other instrument has the ability to relax the body. I should know. For years when I was practicing my piano, I would look over to see my dad asleep on the couch. Mom and I would snicker, but it usually wasn't too long before she joined him. Rock music - if you can call it music - gives me a headache. I can't really feel much of a beat; rather, I feel like beating my head against the wall. And if you can't understand the words, much less the beat, then there is really no point. Rap is an annoying version of reciting poetry - poetry that was sloppily put together so it would at least rhyme. Rap doesn't really make sense or is often about shooting or stealing or involves some huge catastrophe. Then you have your country - don't get me wrong, I do like my country. The funny thing about it is, I tend to listen more to the quality sound of the singer's voice or to the rhythm of the song, and don't pay any attention to the lyrics. There is a funny little saying about country that goes something like the following: What do you get when you rewind a country song? You get your wife back, your truck back, your dog, house, etc. It's funny, because it is so true. If you really pay attention to the lyrics of a country song, that's mostly what it's about. Then there are those other types of music that you can't really define. People like Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Il Divo, and Declan Galbraith. Exactly what are they? Pop? Jazz? Contemporary? I'm not completely sure. However, if you listen to Josh Groban or Il Divo, they sing in other languages for the most part. So unless you go to some lyric translation site on the web, you're not going to know what they're saying. Or unless your a linguist expert. Michael Buble is mostly jazz, but adds a lot of other flavors into the mix. As a person, he's not exactly someone I would model after. However, he has one of the most amazingly smooth voices I've heard from a guy. Declan Galbraith. I'm not sure what it is he sings. Perhaps pop? But if you listen to his song, An Angel, there really is no point to the song. It's the same thing I said about rap earlier - the words were just put together so they would at least rhyme and so they would fit to the rhythm. I'm sure you probably think I hate music. Not at all! I think music is great! Sometimes, though, we have to keep watch over what we fill our minds with. Personally, I don't really pay that much attention to lyrics of songs, which makes me feel guilty, because I probably should. I'm more affected by the beat. When no one's looking, well... Yeah, I can get crazy. Yes, I am a Christian still; I haven't changed my standards. No, I don't know how to dance, which is why it looks crazy, but yes, I do feel the beat with most songs. I'm not sure why. But the real point I'm making here is that most people are affected by music. Not only does it relax you, it can depress you, depending on the tempo and the lyrics. Music can also make you angry; rock music makes me feel angry. I want to punch the radio. But some people feel better that way, like one friend of mine. We were out the other day, and she was feeling angry, so she turned on some "angry" music, which was very angry and annoying. It made her feel better though. I guess if you can't let your anger out, you can let the rockers let it out for you. Music does have an affect on people, which is why we need to be careful of what we feed our minds with.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” – Agatha Christie
“Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.” – Unknown

Do you ever look at your friends or even at yourself and realize just how crazy you appear to the rest of everybody else? Do you ever wonder later on or looking at pictures you and your friends took, “What exactly was the purpose for that?” or “What on earth was I trying to do there?” Have you ever looked at your friends in shock and said, “I never thought you would say something like that!”? Then you laugh your head off whether it was funny or not, just because they said something you didn’t expect them to or because somehow it was shocking without being inappropriate? Yeah, I think most of us have at some time or the other. I’m sure our friends have all surprised us by saying or doing something hilarious that makes us roll on the floor, while the whole of everybody is staring at you and your friend(s) and thinking, “What on earth?” But somehow, we find our friends funny. We’ve gotten used to their erratic behavior. Why? To be honest, I have no clue. Living in the dorm with roommates has really opened my eyes to how these above quotes are true. Somehow, living together forces you to get to know your roommate(s) better, and you realize all kinds of things about them that you never would have known before. When I first came to school here in high school, there was somehow this rumor going around that I was intelligent and a “good girl.” When Anne came to school, she was really quiet, and I assumed she was shy. Then as time progressed, we learned more about each other, and suddenly, Anne found out that I’m not above cracking jokes and saying things that apparently she never expected me to say. I found out that when you get to know Anne, she is not this shy, quiet girl that wouldn’t tease or act crazy. Yes, contrary to popular belief, we are both pretty crazy, especially when we are together, and especially when it’s just the two of us and no one’s watching. Somehow, when you become friends with someone, you tend to ignore their faults and even laugh at some of their funny quirks. Not only do you realize that you love your friend in spite of their ridiculousness, but that you love them because of it and readily join them in sliding down the dorm stairs on your pillow.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe. Doing exactly what the Lord commands, doing it joyfully. Action is the key; do it immediately. Joy you will receive. Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe. Some of you might have heard this children's song before, some of you might not have. The song contains amazing insight, even as just a little children's chorus. It can be broken up into separate phrases to further be analyzed. "Doing exactly what the Lord commands." How many times does God tell us to do something, but we do it our own way and in our own time? It has to be full obedience or no obedience, because partial obedience isn't truly obedience. Our pastor's daughter explained it to the kids this way: Say your mom tells you to clean your room, and she wants you to pick everything up and take your trash out. You really aren't in the mood to clean up, so you hurriedly stuff all your toys under the bed and stomp on the garbage in your trash can until it looks as though there is hardly any trash in there. Your mom asks you if you've cleaned your room like she asked. "Yes!" you tell her and think, "That wasn't so hard." That's not really obeying. Your room might look better, but its not really all the way clean. Not to mention that you didn't follow your mom's instructions exactly. Another phrase of the song says, "Doing it joyfully." Hmmm. Yeah, sometimes doing things aren't as hard as doing them joyfully. I've been guilty of doing this more than once when told to do something - especially when told to practice piano. Reluctantly, I would half-heartedly drag myself over to the piano and pull the bench out and plop down, frowning the whole time. My parents always seemed to pick the most inopportune times to tell me to practice, and I really didn't want to. When God asks us to do some things, we may take the view I did in practicing. It's a chore, but I guess I'll do it since it pleases my Father. We realize that whatever God is asking us to do will no doubt benefit us in our walk with Him, but He seemingly has picked an inopportune time to call us to do that. Why can't we just wait a little longer, you know, just go on our own time, God? Why now? And we complain and drag our feet the whole way, at the same time thinking that we are being such good children of God to obey Him the way we do. However, God has called us to be joyful in whatever we do for Him. Obedience simply isn't just doing something you're told to do - it is doing exactly what your asked when you're asked to do it without complaining and dragging your feet the whole way.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Romance Novels: How Early Is Too Early?

Right up front, I’ll make a confession. I personally am a hopeless romantic. Sometime ago, a friend asked me about my writing and reading. I had to admit that Christian fiction romance was what I was into. She agreed that it was fun to read, but then brought up an idea that I hadn’t thought of. She said that young girls may often have the ability to read at a higher level than what is generally expected of their age, or that young teenage girls don’t really have any “teen books” – novels that are written with their age in mind. Most “teen novels” for girls include some type of romance, which as my friend brought up, gets girls thinking more about crushes, dating, and romantic things all together. Her opinion was that girls today are as silly and immature when it comes to guys because they begin reading their mother’s romance novels at too young an age. To be honest, I thought she had a point. Yes, I am a hopeless romantic at age eighteen. I suppose that could be a bad thing, but the worse part of that is that I was already this way by the time I was thirteen or fourteen. So is it true? Do girls stuff their heads with too much romance at too young an age? When is an OK time for girls to start reading romance novels? Is the way girls are more flirtatious and the way they act around guys effected by reading?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What's Up with Them?: Prejudgment

I know this is a subject that we have heard quite a bit about, especially since we started our freshman English Composition class, or our Analytical English class, as it should be correctly dubbed. Some may be tired of the subject, but it has struck me more forcefully in just the past few days as I pondered my own prejudgmental actions. We all have at one time prejudging someone, and no doubt, have been prejudged ourselves. I know it's hard to admit, but I'll be the first to admit it. I wrongfully prejudged people before. At one point and time, I saw this person or that person and mentally prejudged them. Not just the teenage girl in the grocery store carrying around a baby or the gothic teens at the mall walking around in their black, baggy clothes - no, I'm also talking about those people who have way-out-there personalities that are totally different from mine. As time has gone by, I've realized that some of those very people that I'd never really thought I'd hang around with have become my good friends, and I've realized how ridiculous I can be when it comes to prejudgment. There is of course, the extreme of that, that a person can prejudge everyone they do or don't even meet. However, is there another extreme? Is it possible to give everyone the benefit of the doubt? I believe that's possible, too. I've had some friends before that I thought would be my best friend forever. Then there came a day when communication slowed down until there was little or no contact. A year went by before I talked to one of them. She promised me that when she got back from traveling, we would do something together. It's been three, maybe four years, and she hasn't called me yet. By this time, I've given up hope. Perhaps there is a reason people prejudge those they meet. Perhaps it's not always a natural reflex, or at least there is a reason behind this matural reflex to judge others. Perhpas we as humans are insecure. We need people, but we are afraid of being hurt. I'm not saying that is a definite possibility, but it could be one. So why do we prejudge? Or is it just a natural reflex that is somehow built into us, that we don't even think about?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Who's In Control, Anyway?

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time because the days are evil. Wherefore ye be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.*
I have often heard that passage of Scripture as I'm sure you all have, but I had never quite put it into the perspective I'm about to share with you, until sometime last year, when I heard this two or three times. I thought, God must be trying to teach me something. I had always thought of this passage as being one about not getting drunk and speaking against the evils of strong drink, as some of you probably have. It is to a point speaking of drunkeness; however, it is really speaking on the subject of control. Just like we can let alcohol control our bodies, we can let other things control us, such as friends and family, people's opinions, circumstances, our own will, and many other things. This passage is saying that we should be wise and do what God wants us to do and not allow other things to control us. God should be chiefly in control of your life. You gave your life to Him when you got saved. Not letting Him be in control is hypocritical. It's as if you gave someone a gift and said, "You can have this, but you're not allowed to use it." Most of the time, it's not that we tlet other things control our life, but that we try to control it ourselves. The only problem is, we forget that we're not in control of anything to start with. God is in control; He is over all that happens. If something good happens to you, you didn't cause it to happen; God did. So many times, we let our own successes and the praise of others fill our head until it swells, and we get the idea that we can do all things without Christ. But that is the ONLY way we can do anything; in fact, we can accomplish greater things when Christ is with us. Our lives would be such a mess if we were in control of them, but with God, amazing possibilities pop up. God works in our lives in amaizing ways. Why would we ever want to be in control? There is a poem by Shel Silversteen that tells of a little boy who asks God if he can run the world a while. God agrees and gives the boy the wheel. The little boy starts asking tons of questions, such as the following: how long do I do this? When do I turn the wheel? How many days do I get to do this? How much do I get paid? Then God takes back the wheel and says, "I don't think you're ready yet." The thing is, we are never ready to take over our lives, because we have the innate ability to mess things up. God is waiting and willing to take over our lives if we let HIm. So...who's in control of your life?
* Ephesians 5:15-18, KJV

Thursday, October 2, 2008

God's Love Is Exciting!

In the next few days for my blog, I am going to be doing some devotional/discussion question topics that I have been working on for a while now. The title of this particular little essay/devotional is: God’s Love Is Exciting! Our family’s last vacation was to Holmes County, Ohio – the largest Amish community in the world. Mom and Dad were worried that since this particular vacation spot had no theme parks or dinner shows, that I might get bored. However, I was excited and found it interesting to be in Amish country. It’s interesting how people these days are so easily bored with things, searching for happiness in one area and discarding the object or idea when they are bored with it. Today’s society wants instantaneously and on whim, throws an idea out that doesn’t fit their lifestyle or habits. Today’s society has to be entertained. The advertisement world keeps people hanging on to the every word of the infomercial and wanting whatever is being sold. The action movie keeps people on the edge of their seat, to entertained to want to watch or do anything else. These days, it isn’t just the everyday things that bore people, and not even those who are unsaved who are easily occupied with the latest attraction. Christians seem to be completely distracted with the attractions the world has to offer in the entertainment realm, whether good or bad. So much so, that God, church and devotions seem boring or a waste of time. Many kids, teens, and even adults find church to be dull and boring. Maybe they wouldn’t exactly put in those words. Maybe they have to much on their mind to concentrate on the sermon. Maybe there are distractions around them. Maybe they just seem to have the fidgets and can’t get comfortable. Maybe they’re hungry and can’t wait for service to end so they can eat. Sometimes the church services seem so long, it’s hard to endure. One of the many things I learned while in Amish country, was the order of the church services. The Amish sit through services as long as three hours on hard wooden benches. They listen to two sermons, the second of which, (the Bishop’s sermon), may last up to an hour if the Bishop so chooses. In between the sermons and songs, there are thirty to forty minute prayer times. The songs they sing are the original German hymns, written in the 1500s, and sung very slowly acapella. Did I mention that these songs can have up to thirty verses? To be truthful, the Amish have learned to be more disciplined than many “Englischers” or “modern” church-goers. Sometimes, people try to commercialize church, and use all sorts of enticing things to ensure church attendance. But God’s love shouldn’t - and doesn’t – need help to entice people! God’s love is exciting in itself. What is it, that we can become as bored with something as exciting as God’s love and the Gospel He has given us? The word “gospel” translated means “good news.” Why don’t we treat His Word and salvation like the good news that it is? The idea of Jesus dying on the cross, taking on death and all the suffering and persecution He did for our sake – that idea alone should confound us and place us in awe of the great Redeemer. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God loved us, even before we were in existence; He loved us so much, that he gave His only Son as a sacrifice for the sins we had yet to commit, that we might be able to spend eternity with Him. God also pours out many blessings on us day by day. Did you have a bed to sleep in last night? Clothes to wear the next morning? Did God provide a small blessing for you outside of your day to day blessings? Praise God! He loves you enough and cares about you enough to take care of the smallest details of your life. If God gives us so much love, thought, and care, why do we not give Him the same amount of attention? When you love someone and you devote time and energy toward your relationship, you expect them to do the same, don’t you? God loves to hear from us! He has given us so much love and devotion, yet we spend so little time with Him. Perhaps because we have become bored with our relationship with Him. However, God’s love in itself and the great gospel we have to share with others should fill our hearts with joy. Loving God and serving Him is exciting!
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:1
Because Your loving-kindness Is better than life, My lips shall praise you.
Psalm 63:3

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What's Wrong with Abortion?

There are many arguments going up today on a subject called "abortion." To correctly define abortion, it is "the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy" or "any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, especially during the first six months." To some, the definition itself may seem like just another definition, while to some it may sound horrendous. Many people think that if the mother wants an abortion, then she should be able to have an abortion because it is her right. Christians, along with many other conservatives, take the opposite side. Abortion is wrong. To Christians, it is a sin. Why? Because Christians believe that abortion is murder, which goes against the Bible. Doctors and scientists have argued that abortions are not killing babies, in fact, they are disposing of embryos that would later develop into babies, or fetuses, which are not even developed babies. There have been others, however, that have argued that fetuses are indeed babies and that embryos do carry life in them. Who is right? Let's take a look at the pro-abortionist's side. The embryo is not even a baby and is not living; therefore, it is dead. Abortion removing embryos would be the same as removing other defective tissue from the body; a simple surgery with no harm done. The fetus is not fully developed; therefore, it's not a baby either. It doesn'thave the abilities a newborn would have, nor the senses. After all it is the mother's right to choose if she keeps her baby or not. The circumstances might be unpleasant; there might not be room for another child or enough money to raise it. The mother may not be married, and the child would have no father to help nurture it. Perhaps she was a rape victim or perhaps the child would be born quite handicapped. An abortion gives the mother an option - one that may spare her or the baby or others pain.
Now let's take a look at the anti-abortionist's view. The embryo does in fact carry DNA, which means that it is living, and a human will later develop from that embryo. A fetus is actually already quite developed by the time the abortion is performed. It has eyes, hands, fingers, fingernails, feet, toes,and toenails. The fetus truly is a developed baby, and an abortion would be murder. Personally, I take the side of anti-abortion. For this side, there are some other arguments. A fetus is a baby, just not as fully developed as a newborn. Does that give anyone the right to end its life? A toddler is less developed than an adult, but if you would kill it, you would be charged for murder. If you killed an expectant mother, you would be charged with double murder. Why, then, would you not be guilty of murder if you killed only the baby, and not the mother? There are other facts to argue against the case for pro-abortion. There are many reasons why abortion is wrong, but the chief reason is the life contained within the fetus. A fetus is a baby. Abortion is murder.

The Trinity: Do You Believe?

Not long ago, I heard a person say something to the effect that the didn't believe in the trinity. I was shocked, and at first wanted to begin debating. How could someone claim to be a Christian and not believe in the trinity? I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about the Trinity, since that was one of the topics discussed thoroughly in my junior/senior Bible class during high school. However, the Trinity is a difficult subject to grasp, and contrary to the belief of some, it is impossible to know everything about the Trinity. However, the Bible does give evidence that there are three entities that are separate but one. The idea in itself is hard to understand that there could be three separate entities that are one at the same time. Just how does that work? Perhaps people try too hard to understand the concept and give up on the idea. Perhaps they think it impossible to begin with. However, it would be ignoring God's omniscient abilities to say that it is impossible. The Bible also contains verses showing proof of the Trinity, such as Jesus' baptism, probably the best example of the Trinity. "After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.'"(Matthew 3:16-17) In John 10:30, Jesus claims to be "one with the Father," though He also referred to Himself as the Son of God. Before he was crucified, Jesus made several references to his Father (Matthew 26:29 and 26:53). Jesus prayed to the Father in the Garen of Gethsemane. When Jesus was dying on the cross, he called out to the Father (Luke 23:34, and 23:46). After Jesus had risen from the dead, he visited the disciples, telling them that he would send the Holy Spirit ( Luke 24:49, John 20:22, and Acts 1:8).
He also commanded them to baptize believers in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So we can definitely establish the fact that there are three entities. But are they one? The idea is seemingly unbelievable. I once read a little story about a boy who was trying to explain to his friend how that God was three-in-one and one-in-three, a rather difficult task for a little boy. He went home and prayed,and an idea struck him. He explained to his friend in a simple but true way. He asked his friend what he called his dad. The little boy answered, "Daddy." The other boy asked him what his mother called his father. The boy gave his father's first name. The little boy asked what the father's employees called him. The little boy replied by giving his father the title "Mr." and his last name. The other little boy said, "But that's three different names. Are they all the same person?" Of course they were, and the little boy went on to explain that the boy's father played three different roles(as a father, as a husband, and as an employer), under three different names, but was still one person. Now, that story may not be the best illustration, but it gives the general idea of the Trinity, at least to some degree. The Trinity is God, which is proved in Biblical text, and God cannot be completely understood. His power is beyond our comprehension. I myself cannot fully comprehend the Trinity, but with Biblical evidence to help support it, I strongly believe that the Trinity exists and is God.

Notification: Changes to Be Made

Dear readers of my blog,
For those of you who still keep up with my blog, I am announcing some major changes to it. It will no longer be updates on my life's happenings, but rather a collegiate form of writing to argue/debate or make a point. (I'm sure none of you are bothered by this since my last post was posted in May, and you probably have given up on me by now).

Though I will be researching some information for my topics, not everything I post will be fact, but most likely will be an opinion. Therefore, all posts are up for debate, if you would like to post comments. (Or you can agree, that's up to you).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I will update!

I promise to upddate soon. I've been busy updating my facebook today so if you have a facebook you can check out the new pics. For those of you who don't have facebook, I promise to try to post some pics on here before the week is up. I know that there are no pictures of me on this blog, which is really odd. I will try to get some on here soon!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Yes that's right ladies and gents. I voted yesterday for the first time in my life. Kentucky had its primary elections yesterday and I voted. I feel special. I have done my duty to my country and state.
I think I also forgot to post a few things on here about my family and graduation. I will try to get some stuff on here later, but I'm going out for lunch today so it will be a while.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


HI everybody! I'm trying to be better about posting but it is kinda hard with all the stuff I have going on this week. I just finished my website assignment for Ms. Ferree's computer class just a few minutes ago. I have filledout my application for GBS. I gave all the reccomendation forms out to everybody that was supposed to get them, and now I have to get on the internet and fill out the info for federal aid, FAFSA. I have already filled out a form for the endowment scholarship, and I need to talk to Mr. Glick about the Divisional scholarship since I'm going into the missions department, though it's doubtful I will get it since it's so selective. I have to finish reading a book for English and do a report on it then read a whole other book and do a report on it too. I did get my senior pics taken, and they turned out pretty good, so I'm happy. That's all for now. I need to go to lunch.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Picture Day!

So I'm getting my senior pictures done today. Scary thought! So I'm leaving school early to go get ready. I have had major acne issues this past week, so I hope they all turn out well. If I knew if I had a USB chord and if I knew how to use one, I would try to get some more pics of me and my family on here. However, I'm not overly great with computers and I don't think I have a USB chord. So for all you out there, once I get my pics in, ask for them and you shall receive one!

College Blues

I'm starting college this fall! It's so scary! I graduate almost exactly a month from now here at GBS. The exciting thing is I am valedictorian of my class! The sad thing is that I have had trouble deciding what I am going to major in. I'm thinking of going with the missions department, but I'm not sure what I'm doing after college which makes it difficult to decide on a major. There is also the problem of financial aid. I will get a scholarship for being valedictorian, but it won't cover a whole lot. I'm also scared about college, just because of the workload! I don't know how much work is going to be involved but I do know that there is a lot of collateral reading. I'm not sure I'm ready for this! AAAAHHHHH!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hey Annette!

Nice to hear from you! Have you been getting a lot of snow out your way? We certainly are! They said that this might be a record breaker and that we might get up to 12 inches!
I actually don't have any animals. Our last pet, a golden retriever named Boomer died back in October of 2002 and we haven't gotten any pets since then. Daddy won't let us! :( All the pics you see of animals are ones that I got off of Google and I thought they were funny. I don't know how soon I'll be able to get pics of us on here, because I'm not all that tech savvy. We do have digital cameras though, and I should be able to figure this out...maybe Kyle will help!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Hi Ya'll! Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas (late) and a happy new year! Our Christmas program went really well, and I was actually able to cry on the sad part. Probably the best acting i've ever done. I went to Indiana for Christmas, then came back home to visit with my cousins from Alabama who were in. Two of my great aunts and a great uncle died last week. I had never really met any of them. I did get to go to Somerset, Ky, and meet some relatives that I've never seen before. Good news though... Sherilyn is engaged to Andy. Merrilee is going to have a baby. Dorcas Hallam had her baby, (very cute with lots of black hair). Well, that's my update from now.