Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Getaway

This weekend couldn't have been any more fun had I asked for it. So lets recap.
Friday afternoon we left and headed for my hometown. We got to my home, freshened up, and left for dinner with my beau and best friend and a friend of hers. We had a nice Japanese dinner and once the sun set we headed towards the cornmaze. It was too scary but we really had a great time! Afterwards we went back to my home and watched the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It was a fun scary night. Saturday we woke up to a wonderful country breakfast prepared by my parents. They're the sweetest. Then we left for the fire tower. It was a little drive through a country town and the weather was fantastic. The leaves were changing and it was so beautiful! We drove part way up the mountain and had to hike the rest. But wow was it a gorgeous hike. God's beauty was all around us. 
On the way
Overall the hike didn't take too long. And the fire tower was a little scary, but the beau held on to me tightly. He wasn't letting me go anywhere.
On the tower
After the hike we headed to the blue hole. It was busy, but so majestically beautiful. Seriously, if you ever find yourself in east Tennessee, check out the Blue Hole. You won't be let down.
SBM & Me
My friend SBM and her boy came home with me for the weekend and loved the hike. We took so many pictures and laughed like crazy. After all the hiking we were a little hungry so we headed to my favorite fast food place, Pals. Its only in the Tri-cities, so SBM & her boy were in for a treat. We spent the afternoon recuperating. We got all dolled up, and headed towards Johnson City for the evening. We had tickets to the Chris Tomlin concert, which was such a blessing. To worship with my beau and some great friends was wonderful.
At the concert
This morning we got up early and went to church. After church we all went to lunch together and then we had to head back to school. Kinda sad coming back to school, but I'll be home next weekend for another fabulous weekend with my boy. This weekend seriously felt like it last a week, and thats exactly what I needed. God is so good, and He really blessed us all this weekend. Can't wait to have them back up for some Christmas ice skating!

being silly

The Fire Tower

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dreaming away..

So this morning, while not paying attention in class (note I really need to stop this bad habit), I stumbled upon my dream home. Like the PERFECT home. Everything I ever wanted in a home. Its go the 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath, one half bath, a kitchen with and island and bar, a breakfast nook, formal dining, family and living room, a deck, sunroom, and the absolute best front porch I've ever seen. And not only is the home perfect, but its located on Daniel Island right there at Charleston, aka mine and the beaus favorite southern city. Ah, to just pick and move would be wonderful, alas I still need to graduate college with a degree, boo. But I sent the house to the beau, I hope he approves because I really want a house like this some day. 

Property Detail: 3035 Baltimore Street

Dream away ya'll, Friday is almost here!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wedding Wednesday

The Wedding 

So I just finished Nicholas Sparks The Wedding. Not only was the book completely romantic, as all Sparks books are, it wasn't sad at all! I love reading this every minute. If you're looking for a good read I highly suggest this book. I only read it before class or bed and it only took me a little over a week. I kept waiting for there to be a death or something sad, as usual tear-jerker but nope, none. And with it being the sequel to The Notebook it was wonderful. I really wish there was a movie for this book as it would be phenomenal. 
Happy Wednesday Ya'll!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Helloooo Freebie

Well today was a glorious Tuesday. Lets recap
5:45 Walk to the gym with J. Trott
6:00- 6:45 walk two miles
7:00 jump in the shower
7:15 Check emails
This is when I find out my child and family class is cancelled and the test that is suppose to be on thursday is now moved to next Tuesday, YAYY!!!
The day continues on..
I get a call back from my holiday job and I get to start immediately while I'm home. woop woop! And with my homework done, I had time to finger paint, and read and take a nap all before noon and before work! Yay!! I only had to work like two hours today so that was great, and I got to get my errands done. Not only did I get my errands completed, but M.Loft came with me for Menchies. AKA the best frozen yogurt around Knoxville. And it was two punch tuesday so my next ice cream is free, no I don't go that much. Don't judge ;)
Hope everyone is having a fabulous Tuesday!!
Hmm..maybe a girlie night tonight? :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Party

Well the weekend was a success! Saturday was spent doing some homework and working. Spent most of my Saturday night talking to the beau, I sure do miss him, but not for long as I'll be headed back home on Friday!! Yesterday was absolutely pleasant. The services yesterday morning were so blessing and powerful. God definitely was pouring right on into me. After church I met with my sweet friend S, to work on our BCMB paper. Yuck! But since our other BCMB friends went with us and we did all our work at Panera, the afternoon was alright. I had the best salad, BBQ chopped along with creamy tomato soup, yum! Thankfully all our work was done by mid-afternoon and I was able to head back to campus to work on some more school work. My community group from church had the nursery last night, so we watched the one-year olds. They are just too sweet! I love there little happy faces. After nursery we headed over to another member of groups home for a little fall party. We ate delicious apple crisp, pumpkin bread budding, kettle corn, and cinnamon fluff. It was so so so yummy. We carved our pumpkins after. I got just a little baby pumpkin, as keeping a large pumpkin in my dorm room would not be practical. I was unsure how to carve it at first since it was so small, and something intricate couldn't be done. So I opted for just my monogramm.

I was very happy with how it turned out and had such a wonderful time. Now to go home and carve one with the beau, eek so excited for the weekend!

Me & my finished product

Happy Monday ya'll!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Square Dance

Okay so quick apology for being gone all week long. I had a major physiology essay test Thursday night and was completely stressed out about it. After a few small breakdowns, and one major breakdown that involved a call to daddy, I was okay and feel pretty good about it.

But moving on to last night. It twas the capper to my horrible stressful week. Our church put on a square dance last night at this beautiful pavilion and it was so much fun! I've never square danced before so I had no idea what to expect, but I am absolutely in love. I wore the cutest little plaid/flannel dress,some brown tights (the dress was super short), my BCBG cowboy boots, my pearls, and of course I needed J. Crew, so I threw in my sparkly brown headband. Needless to say I got many compliments, and that just added to my wonderful stress-free day. Well, we had a caller and doce doed. My first partner, J.Harris was amazing. I was a little clueless but he promenaded me around like the true souther gentleman he was. We were the best partners out of our square hands down. ha! After the dance it was a little chilly, so me and my friend Weezy headed for some starbucks pumpkin spice lattes and home for the night. It was sort of an early night, but I got to spend it talking to the beau. After such a stressful week I'm glad he puts up with me. Now I can't wait for next years square dance!
KJC & J.Harris

Weezy, Jtrott, KJC

Some of the girls

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday luncheons

Today was a sad day, as I had to return back to school after an amazing break, but not before church and lunch. The beau picked me up before church this morning. Only come to find out my sunday school class wasn't meeting due to the fact they all had traveled down to Myrtle Beach for the weekend. This just gave me and franny an excuse to drive around a little and dish out all the gossip we had built up. Church was amazing this morning. The sermon was on why heaven may be silent and it really reached home. After church myself, the beau's family, and franny's family headed over to a favorite mexican restaurant Los Arcos. I love chips and queso!! Lunch was entertaining as always. It made me realize how lucky I am to be surrounded by such great and loving people. After lunch the beau had to bring me home. But not before driving me through my neighborhood. He's the sweetest. He drove extra slow so I could take it in before leaving for school. And not only did he do that, but I managed to convince him to stay over for an extra 30 minutes, even though he has more than enough work to last 5 hours. Like seriously. This evening I headed back to school and it took over an hour to unpack. I really need to quit bringing so much back to school. I don't even have enough space for my winter/fall wardrobe! So saddening, and the fact my closet at home is completely bare! Well I'm almost through all my studies tonight. After finally looking everything over my list wasn't as daunting as I thought it would be, which is very nice. Only got to make it through October and all the hard stuff will be behind me. Shew! And only eleven days till I'm home again & watching Chris Tomlin! Soooo excited! Happy Sunday everyone!!

Me with his glasses. I love being nerdy.

Country Roads

Today was the cherry to the sundae. No joke. Started off a little shaky this morning, but hey, not everything is perfect. And if I didn't have to sail through the storms, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the calm. Anywho, we departed early this morning for Boone, North Carolina. The drive to and from was beautiful. I love the changing of fall. The leaves in North Carolina are magnificent, no seriously. I always make it a point to go to North Carolina during October because of the leaves. Well, we got to Boone around lunch time. Both of us had forgotten it was a game day at Appy state, homecoming nonetheless, oopsie! But made it over to the shopping outlets in Blowing Rock safely. Did some shopping, and met up with my best friend, Franny. Love her to bits. Then we headed over to Panera, love their baked potato soup, and did some browsing in TJ Maxx before we headed to the original Mast General Store. So of course the mountains are gorgeous and I made the beau take some photos, before my camera battery exhausted.
The beau & KJC outside the school house

KJC with the mountains!
We managed to get some candy from the candy store before leaving. Lets just say the beau was very excited about his gummy worms. Along the drive home we stopped at some places, including the lake for more photo-ops. Overall we had a fantastic day and I can't wait to be back home for another visit.


At the Marina

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just for laughs

Today was just a funny day all around. This morning mom and I did some light shopping. We hit up Dick's, Michael's, Ulta, and Books-A-Million. So happy that I finally purchased my copy of True Prep.


And after spending a few minutes perusing the nail polish selection at Ulta we finally settled on Chubby Cheeks, and Honey Bun. The College Prepster posted recently about Chubby Cheeks and I thought I'd try it out, and I absolutely love it! It's the perfect shade for fall, since I normally go for the bright pinks this was perfect! After some shopping we met up with dad for a little more. And then the beau joined us this evening for dinner at my favorite, Cheddars, and to see Jeff Dunham. Now, I have never seen Jeff Dunham in person before and I was laughing so hard I was in tears. My sides were hurting. Please go look him up on Youtube if you have not already. His skit with Walter is my personal favorite. It was such a great evening with my parents and beau and we highly enjoyed the show. I believe everyone needs a good side splitting laugh every now and then. Usually if I'm down and need a laugh I turn to my Dane Cook playlist, but now I will be searching Youtube for Jeff Dunham videos. Haha! Well goodnight all!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Awesomeness

Finally, fall break has arrived! After finishing up midterms yesterday, and loading the car, I headed home. Now, I haven't been home since starting school, which is a big deal for me. I'm a little under two hours from home, so not visiting is unusual for me. But anyways, the ride home was beautiful. Clear blue skies, and the leaves were starting to change. I immediately came home, showered and changed, who wants to look like they've been in a car for a couple of hours? Slipped into a  Lilly dress and went to meet the lovely beau with some sweetie teas. He was so happy to see me, just love him to death. We headed off to the mall so I could re-apply for my holiday job at Bath & Body, such a wonderful season job, and I immediately got an interview. Yay!! After the mall we headed back to my house to cook dinner. Never have I cooked an entire meal completely by myself so this was a little challenge. Of course the beau helped me with the chicken, I hate cold slimy dead things, and we BBQed it. I also managed to whip up mashed potatoes, green beans, and mac & cheese. And for desert some chocolate chip fudge filled cookies. It was so delicious and everyone enjoyed it. After desert the beau and I settled in for a movie and a quiet evening. It feels so good to be home. Hope everyone is enjoying this crisp fall weather!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


So now that its almost fall break my excitement has exceeded. So much so that I got up before the sun this morning and went walking with one of my dearest friends. But between today, and tomorrow afternoon, I have lots to accomplish. I always feel better if I can write down my lists to check things off , on some cute stationary. Check out
Boatman Gellar for some cute stationary like this..

Loooove it! So cute!
Happy Fall everyone!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Numbers 6:24-26
"The LORD bless you and keep you;the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."