Thursday, September 30, 2010

Breakdowns & Blessings

Well as of about 24 hours ago I had my first breakdown of the semester. Pretty impressed I made it almost through the month of September. Anywho, this has been a rough week, not because I had any tests, but I've had a lot of decision making. Lets recap from yesterday. The day started off pretty normal. Went through history, almost snoozing, and then nutrition class, yet again a bore. But after class I had some errands to run. Immediately left campus, cleaned out my car for the trek home next week, and drove by our church to take care of some business for January. Came back to campus and met with a dear friend for lunch. It was so nice to catch up and hear about her semester, she's a freshman here this year and is still adjusting. We're road tripping it home together next week for the break, so I'm sure it will be a fun ride. Well after lunch talked to moms for a little while and caught up with J. trott and the happenings in her life. By then it was 3 and at 3 p.m. every wednesday I meet with my study group for one of my classes. These people have seriously become some close friends and I enjoy study group together. Well during study group is about when it all went down hill. Not only did I come to the realization I had a quiz the next day over an entire chapter I still had my regular course load. Which involved mailing off forms, filling out forms, history reading, and studying. But thankfully, my boy called me and got me through it. I swear, he's the biggest gift God could send me. He made my smile and reminded me to breathe, as I have to remind him daily, the poor thing can be a stress ball sometimes. Got most of the work done and hit the hay to get up early today to finish the work. Well the day went well, made it through classes and all. Now its just the weekend hanging over my head. I should be excited right that its the weekend and I should be doing fun stuff. Well rather than hanging with friends, you can find me in the library all day Saturday and Sunday. Here's my shout-out to midterms, I hate you. And tomorrow, although I only have one class, I'm working two different jobs for a total of 12 hours. This should be quite interesting. Good news is though I will most likely be in bed by 10 tomorrow evening, lame I know on a friday night in college. Oh well!

Catching up with friends this week sure has been great. Today I caught with the Nurse Chrissy. We talked all about her wedding details. She's so excited and she should be. Her and her beau are so perfect for each other, I just love em! Everything else will surely fall into place this week. Happy Friday everyone!

Panera Club with membrane potentials
Me being loopy
Teacher Savannah

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall as arrived!

Today, fall officially arrived in my book. And what does that  mean? Starbucks finally restocked their pumpkin spice lattes, I wore a scarf, and there was crispness in the air. Yesiree I was happy. Never mind the dreary overcast might rain look outside. Oh no nothing was stopping me today. I couldn't help but smile on the way to classes. And not to mention the boy complimented me this morning. Who doesn't love being complimented at 7 a.m.?! So last night  I went out with L.C. as mentioned yesterday. Us and her friend Emily, both from my hometown area, met at Naples. Which was amazing! Not only was the decor super cute Italian, but the service was excellent as well. After enjoying my huge plate of spaghetti, at half price, and some delicious bread we made our way to Crossroads. Now, if you're living in the Knoxville area this is something you need to attend. Its every Monday night and it's an intense Bible study. Last night was on marriage. Its a new series we just started and I'm highly enjoying it, as like 99% of the population I plans on getting married some day. Ephesians 5:20-21 was our focus and God sure did pour into me. My eyes were opened to new aspects and I'm really excited about this series. Hope everyone is enjoying this fall weather!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rainy Monday.

Today was a rainy day. But the yellow I wore brightened it up some. And the fact I had new rainboots to jump in puddles with. I think some other students were annoyed, but they can't take my joy. Classes were a breeze. Not much work this week, its next week that will be death. Today has been a Michael Buble, and coffee day. Not much productivity going on, but yet there isn't really anything needed doing. Tonight my friend L.C. and I are going to Naples for spaghetti. Yum! Then Crossroads for some awesome Bible studying. Can't wait! Hope everyone is having just as good a Monday as I am! If not, at least Glee and One Tree Hill are coming on tomorrow night. Yippee!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Family Weekend

This weekend was parents weekend. I love seeing my parents, they're just precious. Well my Friday included dinner at Mellow Mushroom and then cookies and coffee at my friend A.W.'s apartment. We enjoyed our night in watching 17 Again. I mean who doesn't love watching Zac Effron exit a car over and over again? And the fact the first 10 minutes he's shirtless? Yummmy! Saturday's kickoff time was set for 12:21. So that means super early tailgating. Went to pick Momma and Daddy up around 10 and then we headed over to the stadium. Now lemme just brag on my parents a little. They try to visit almost every other weekend, and when they don't visit I always get some sort of card in the mail just sending a hug, and usually a Cosmo (which I love!). So when mom and dad arrived Saturday I knew they had something for me. And they pulled through, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. My all time favorite fall treat. And mom made an entire batch just for me. I'm pretty special. Anyways, we took part in Salute to the Hill, a UT tradition and made our way to our seats.

In front of Neyland.
We had excellent seats right in the end zone. And practically nobody sitting around us, so plenty of leg room. The game was a tough one. Can't believe it was double over time with UAB, such a disgrace. But my Vols pulled out a win. I personally just enjoyed hanging with my parents, but a win was nice too. After the game we headed to dinner.   I got to finally enjoy some southern cooking, fried chicken, mac & cheese, and green beans. Then we ended the evening with some shopping. It was a great Saturday and I'm so sad to see the weekend come to a close. As now I have to head back to the library. Yuck! This week isn't as stressful, but two midterms are slowly approaching next week. Prayers please! Hope everyone had a  wonderful weekend!
My girls.

Our father-daughter annual picture.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Thats right. Just call me a machine. This week has been crazy fast! But I'm happy with it, that just means fall break is right around the corner. So, this week was filled with some tests, quizzes, meetings, and coffee of course. After a little freak out about some stats homework everything was good. I'm becoming to realized how blessed I am. Now, I know this sounds cliche, but I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I have my boy, who is so close to God its inspirational to many, a family that loves like no other, and friends who pick me up even when I don't know I'm down. This has been the most blessed year. Last year, a struggle, this year, blissful. 
So tonight, premiere of Grey's Anatomy! Loved it! Can you imagine getting your face split right down the middle? It was so gross and I could barely watch. Normally I enjoy the gory stuff, weird I know, but tonight I wanted to vomit.  It was so nice to just sit on a couch, eat some homemade cookies, and enjoy each other's company. And getting closer to friends is always a plus. This weekend is parents weekend. So excited to spend some time with mom and dad. Fingers crossed that it doesn't rain!

Today's to-do list. Since, facebook fell off the internet for a good hour, all was accomplished before 5 p.m. As J. Trott would say," done and done". Love it! I've accomplished every list this week. Now just to keep it up! 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life is Good.

Life is so good right now. Quick weekend recap. Saturday was the Florida game. The boy and family came in. I had an early meeting at Victoria Secret, back for a quick change, and time to meet the boys. After I got some things settled me and the boy went to play cornhole with the family. The boy surprised me, he's actually an excellent player! After eating a few snacks we headed over to the other side of campus for tailgating with my church. Our college pastor had the greatest invention for tailgaters.
A cupholder attached to the plate. And it was durable too! After tailgating we went to participate in the Vol Walk and welcome our players in. Then we met up with Franny & Reid for The Salute to The Hill. 

Franny & I

It was really enjoyable, although the heat was unbearable. We stopped for some drinks afterwards at Starbucks and back to the room to cool off a bit. The game started around 3:30 and we made our way to our seats. Although being seated in the upper level we still had a great seats. The heat was almost too much for us, we had to take cover in the shade for a bit. Even though our Vols lost, we still had a great time. Anytime spent with him is amazing. Saturday night was just spent in cooking dinner and studying a bit. This week is going well. Staying busy with classes and work. It's almost too much to handle at times, but I know God has my back. He can strengthen me and get me through anything. And I know His plan is so great for me that I fear nothing. Hope everyones week is going well. Tonight I'm enjoying One Tree Hill & Glee. This is making for one great night!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Florida Weekend

Sooo I haven't updated in what feels like forever and so much has happened I'm going to have to post a super blog later on. But anyways, Florida weekend has finally arrived! Which means dinner with my ladies tonight, tailgating & the big game tomorrow! The whole family and the boy are coming in early in the morning. The game does start at 3:30 so this means earlier tailgating. I haven't seen Dad or my brother in weeks, so visiting with them will be nice. Okay a recap of this week..

Monday- Had our first nutrition exam, which I aced! Then had homework and work monday night.
Tuesday- Super busy day! Had classes from 8-12:30 and then work from 1-5 and then a statistics exam from 6:30-8. And then had loads of homework to finish. 
Wednesday was awesome! Went to class, got some cleaning done, and met up with my study group for BCMB at Panera. This week I enjoyed a pumpkin muffie (muffin top). It was so delicious & put me in the fall food. My dear friend Meagan picked me up and we went to church. Dinner wednesday night was phenomenal as usual. Had my first pot roast, and loved it! After church I just got some more homework and studying done.
Thursday- The worst day of the week. Had class from 8-12:30 and then work from 1-5 and then my night class from 5:45-8:30. Not only was I wiped from work and the week I still had some much needed studying.

And now were almost got up to speed, I'll post about the GTKY retreat & Oregon game soon!

Monday, September 13, 2010


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Oh wow! This weekend was a blur! Saturday involved some tailgating and loadsss of studying. No game for me though. Sunday (my favorite) was pure bliss. Met up with my boy super early, got some pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin scone. Then off to Dollywood with the fam.

 We had so much fun. And the weather was perfect. I love cool fall weather, but where its still slightly warm. We rode some rides, and then did a little shopping afterwards. It was way too short of a day though if you ask me. Monday was work and hanging with momma day. She came and visited with me here. After work we did a little shopping, got the cutest pink capris for like $10! Such good sales. We went and had dinner at Mimis, which is so yummy! Home cooked turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, and sweetie tea. Then did some grocery shopping at Walmart. Yesterday was back to the grind. A day full of studying and then cycling class. I love cycling it gives you a good sweat! Doing the sprints at the end to "its tricky to rock.." is my favorite part! Well that was this past weekend in a nutshell. Oh today, my sweet sweet little friend S bought me this purity ring. And it has an inscription that wraps all the way around it and its about love. I absolutely love it! We met at Panera for our study group today, lets just say their espressos will you make you super awake! Yay!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Sweetie Tea Friday

Yippee! My weekend is officially underway. And I couldn't be anymore happier.
Today I had my nutrition class, which I love! (Maybe a deciding major?) Then I rode the cute little trolley downtown to meet my friend Megan M. The trolley takes about 20 minutes from campus to her cute little loft, but on the way you pass all the court buildings, and some unique things downtown Knoxville has to offer. I always find something new on each trip. After meeting up with her we headed over to the Dollar General. Now I know what you're thinking, yuck! However there are some great finds there! For example, you can find the normal shampoo you use everyday for probably $2 less than the normal price. Also since fall is on its way some great summer stuff was on sale, we just purchased a cute little bowl for the fruit salad that will be devoured at tomorrow's tailgating. Then we had a quick little lunch at Panera. Oh so yummy! And to finish our outing with some grocery shopping. Now after having a nutrition class I'm way more aware of what I'm eating. So we scrutinized several objects before deciding which to purchase. This was actually fun and we enjoyed ourselves. After returning to campus I hit the gym. It was time for a last minute weekend workout. Between all this health food and working out my body is starting to feel great! The post office finally opened after returning from the gym so I was able to pick up my packages. I had ordered a pink & green Republican elephant for my car last weekend and it finally arrived!

Not only did that come today, but mom sent the newest Cosmo and ice treats! Yay mom! I love her, she's so inspirational. Anywho, time to continue the weekend festivities!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Labor Day

Okay, so this upcoming weekend is full of excitement. Not only is our first game this weekened, yay!, but I also get to spend time with the Boy. So double yay! Here's the rundown for the weekend. Tomorrow class, lunch, gym, pick up packages, errands, and then possibly work if everything goes according to plan. I'm just so thrilled about a long weekend. Not only do I get a date with the Boy Sunday at our favorite place, Dollywood, but Moms is coming to visit on Monday. Does it get any better?! Well it would if I saw Franny, but I'll see her soon enough. 

Today. After running round like mad for my classes I got to take a chill nap. And lets just say after a nap I'm useless. I don't wanna move, or do anything productive. But I got my butt up and went to my final class at 5:45. Rooms left around 5 for home, miss her already! But then after class me and some other girls went to the Melting Pot downtown. It was my first time experiencing it and lets just say it was amazing! What girl would not love chocolate fondue and little treats. So we ordered the Yin Yang. Which is white and milk chocolate. And we also ordered Smores. Which was milk chocolate, marshmellows, and graham crackers flambeed. So delicious! 
Yin Yang

Cute treats!
The treats included brownies, pound cake, graham crackers, strawberries, bananas, marshmellows, and cheesecake. For only $16 a fondue I definitely suggest going out with your girlfriends. One pot is big enough for at least 4 people. The restaurant was also super quaint and cozy, perfect for a cute date if you're willing to spend some cash. Now if only Sunday would get here sooner!