August 14 2006
       Don't you love just the feeling of being on vacation! I think that is the greatest part... I can relax because there is Nothing that I can feel guilty about not doing. I can have fun and not stress about things that I SHOULD be doing instead of whatever it is that I am doing. anyway I'm having fun so far... the feelings great :-) I'll keep y'all posted


August 14 2006
    Well I'm about to head out for New Hampshire... the plane, I have just found, will be small loud and rough... that should be fun...
    I can't wait to get to the beach.... I absolutely love to sit out and listen to the ocean if there is ever a time where I get to choose where I live, it will be by the coast.

    I'll miss you all. I'll be back monday and I will have internet access while I am there so it shouldn't be too much of a withdrawl :-). Have fun because I know I'm going to :-)

    What God has created is beautiful and I get to go enjoy that creation YAY!!!

The Ring part 2

August 05 2006
    ok... well I didn't keep the ring, it ended up being about twice as much as the one that I picked out. When I called I told them I didn't just want to keep this one if it was a mistake and I asked them what they would like to do about it they informed me that since it was their mistake I could, if I decided to, keep the ring. It was tempting, but really it is something for me to wear all the time and I really didn't buy the ring they gave me. My dad and I decided, and I expressed to the sales associate that if it would be possible for them to have the ring that I was supposed to get sized and ready today so that I could pick it up before my trip then I would trade it out, but if not then I would just keep the one that they had given me. They assured me that they would make it happen. So I picked up my very elegant but slightly more practical ring this afternoon and I like it more than the one of slightly greater value and more ornate one.

This picture doesn't do it justice... the ruby is actually the same size as the first ring but is turned in the opposite direction so that it runs long-wise with the ring instead of being perpendicular to it. It is gorgeous! If you see me you should definatly ask to see it :-) I'd be happy to show it off :-)
Love y'all have a great night

Promise ring

August 05 2006
    Dad gave me my ring this morning!! But when I opened it and looked at it I was surprised! It wasn't the ring I had picked. It was one that I had looked at but that was more. Instead of a total of six xmall diamonds this one has ten. It is a beautiful ring. I asked dad if he had changed it out and he was like... "No.... why?" I told him that they must have given them the wrong one. So my dad, one to never argue about facts pulled out the contract where it said "six round diamonds" I think what happened was after he had written everything up he picked up the wrong ring... I saw him (or at the time thought I did) pick up the wrong one but thought that I must be mistaken... So know I'm going to try to call and see if what they want to do because I want to make sure that the contract will stil apply and I don't want to just keep this one and then when I need somthing done to have them tell me they can't do it. Maybe I'll get to keep this one :-) Anyway here is a picture of the ring I have right now :-)


August 03 2006
        So I'm trying to decide... I'm thinking about dying my hair back dark with subtle highlights when I get back from NH.... or I could leave it light... what do you think?


August 03 2006
    Some of you already know but I want to post it anyway :-). Yesterday my dad and I went out and he bought me the promise ring he told me he would get for my eighteenth birthday :-) It is absolutely gorgeous. It has a white gold band and three small diamonds sitting on either side (so that there are six in all) of a ruby stone. We found it at Shane Co. in Franklin and I love it. I get it on Friday because they have to make one in my size which I found out is a 7 1/2 ( I would have guessed 8 but he said I could even go with a seven) Anywya I'll post pictures when I get it. It's beautiful in case I haven't mentioned that yet. 

Fine Arts

August 01 2006

So Fine arts is coming up and I'm going to get sick of this song :-) I'm doing stained glass masquarade by casting crowns. Some of you have seenit. I'm going to try to make it 100x better this time around... we'll see.

To all of you in fine arts it's coming up soon so get to work :-). This is my last year... I think I can honestly say that I don't care (well some yes) but for the most part about how far I make it... I want to be able to feel like I did well. Like I spent the time it took to do a quality job.

On that note I think I'm going to go practice. Hope you all have a great day!


July 31 2006
    My dad entered one of his homes in the parade of homes this year and won AGAIN!! Last time he entered he won as well... Cause he is just the BEST!!! Anyway check out his site. 

The end of DQ.....

July 30 2006
    At least for me :-) Thanks to everyone who came tonight. It was fun... Oh and to Pastor Kenny who said I needed to do SOMETHING on my last night... I squirted one of my managers with water... and then grabbed ice before going to say goodbye to the other and stuck it down his collar :-) that was fun... Oh and I think he's going to come Sunday night to see the fine arts performances so that should be cool. But I am now officially done and my last night was a blast!!
Goodnight to all and to all a goodnight.


July 24 2006

I love my dad.

Just bits and pieces

July 18 2006
   Something about the colors outside today has put me in a very undefinable mood... but it's good.
    We have bible study tonight and you should all come. We are studying Mark chapter 1 starting with verse 13.
     I put in a notice at work that I will not be working past the end of this month. :-)
    I'm excited about  art at the moment... I'm in one of those... when I get home tonight if I still have it then I will finish my dad's painting :-)
   In other news.... it turns out that scuttlebutt is actually a word... it was today's word of the day. That was different... It cool because lately some of the words have been really lame... it was all ones that I knew and that people I didn't really learn from. But now... I can use scuttlebutt wow... that just sounds so strange... hmmm

Great Quote-
"All art is but imitation of nature"
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Enough randomness


July 14 2006
    So I spent today at home... not allowed to go anywhere because I am supposed to rest... well it turns out that staying home isn't enough... Joshua said "you didn't do nothing! you cleaned!!" But I didn't much. anyway so I can't go to work tomorrow either... I have to stay home. To me doing nothing is not my favorite... so I am going to try tomorrow... only because I know that if I do then maybe I can actually be doing stuff by saturday without having to take a ten minute break every time and again. so yea... maybe I can get some good movies... after one tonight I'm out. ::giant gasp!!:: I did get to have some fun tonight so that was cool. Thanks to cool friends!!
luv ya

By Sanctus Real-

July 13 2006
Weakness is a wound that no one wants to speak of
Then cruel is just how far we have to fall
I am not immune
I only want to be loved
But I feel safe behind the fire wall
Can I lose my need to impress
If You want the truth, I need to confess

I'm not alright
I'm broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through,
It leads me to You, it leads me to You

Burn away the pride, bring me to my weakness
'Till everything I hide behind is gone
When I'm open wide
With nothing left to cling to
Only You are there to lead me on
Cause honestly,
I'm not that strong

I'm not alright
I'm broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through,
It leads me to You, it leads me to You

(And I move, and I move, and I move)
Closer to You
(And I move, and I move, and I move)
Closer to You
(And I move, and I move, and I move)
Closer to You

I'm not alright
I'm broken inside, broken inside

I'm broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through,
It leads me to You, it leads me to You

I'm not alright
I'm not alright
I'm not alright

That's why I need You


July 05 2006
    I've slept all the way through the last two nights :-)... eight and nine hours... and now I get to go running :-) I'm off work today :-)

Strength to the weary... our God is awesome... He knows we need it.

July 03 2006
29  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
30  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
31  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


June 28 2006
    When you're laughing at that quip and everyone around you seems to be having a good cachinnation... look around to find at who's expense this laughter seems to come... the one who's smile is forced, who stands trying to dismiss or disregard the words said in jest that still cut too close. For while this person may be 'a good sport' and to only come back with their own crack... when no one's looking they may absorb those words more than anyone could guess...

Just been a challange to me lately... anyway...

James 1:26  If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless.

1Peter 3:10  10  For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.

Ephesians 5:4  Entirely out of place[among christians] is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving.


June 26 2006
       Well.... I'm not one to plaster out all over that it's my birthday, but I guess that's already been done ::glares at zay:: But thank you very much to all of you who left comments or tracked me down. I had a great birthday :-)
lots of love

Long time

June 22 2006
    So I guess it's been awhile... I've been working and... working... oh and I started painting again :-)... I've got a couple of pieces I"m working on. Some fun, some for others and some personal that's been cool.
    I have a couple days off this week so I took bethy out and had a girls day on tuesday. She got the cutest little dress.. .I'll have to post pics later. It's adorable on her... We found it at sugarees. I have an awesome sister :-)
    I also have today off so I get to go and hang out wiht zay... not sure what we are doing yet but whatever it is I'm sure we'll have a blast whatever we do.... well I guess that's an update on my life right now... leave me lot's of comments.


Summer fun!

June 10 2006
    Tonight was a blast!! Just hanging out... playing around (animal game and vollyball with a christmas lights net) and listening to a bunch of guys playing guitars and singing... smoothies and friends ahhh it was great!