Thursday, July 30, 2009

Goodbye Summer

Today was my last day of work at my summer job. I have been blessed to work at my church with the children's ministry. 5 years ago I began as a summer intern. That year Suzanne had been my teacher for an education class. She posted an ad needing a summer intern. Orginally I the ad caught my eye because I thought it was a babysitting ad. Little did I know what God had in store for me. I enjoying coming to work each day at church. There is never a dull moment and the people are the best to work with. Here are some of the awesome ladies I get to work with. This picture is from Sarah's wedding. ( Thanks Fawn, I swiped it off Facebook and that is why it might be a little blury).
I also get to work with Suzanne each summer. We are very different people but we really work well together. She has been a wonderful mentor to me these past 5 years not only with children's ministry but also because she was a teacher at one time. I made her take this picture today even though I know she didn't want to, but Judy and her amamzing photographry skills saved the day. Thanks Judy!
It always makes me a little sad to leave because I love working with all the wonderful people and it means that school is just around the corner and summer is coming to an end. Just wanted to share a little bit about the wonderful summer job that I have.
Coming soon...repainting my bathroom. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

15 Ways to Charm Her

Last weekend I went to Sweetwater to visit for the weekend. My wonderful mother always puts her Southern Living magazines,that she has already read, in my room for me to read. So sweet! This article in the back of the magazine caught my eye and being a single southern girl I just had to share.
15 Ways to Charm Her
Want to impress a Southern girl? Just think "What would my grandfather have done?"
1. Stand up for a lady
2. Know that the SEC had the best football teams in the nation( Amen! Go Vols!)
3. Kill Bugs!
4. Hold doors open( Most guys have this one covered in their defense)
5. Fix things or build stuff( I recently had a conversation about this)
6. Wear boots occasionally- not the fancy I paid $1000 for these. We're talking slightly, mud crusted I just came out of the fields boots.( My dad wears boots and I like to make fun of him for this but I secretly love this about him.)
7. Take off your hat inside.
8. Grill stuff.
9. Call us.
10. Stand when we come back to the dinner table.
11.Pull out our chairs.
12. Pay the tab on the first few dates.
13. Don't show up in a wrinkled, untucked shirt.
14. Never get in bar fights.
15. Know how to mix our favorite cocktail just the way we like it.( or know to go to Sonic to get us a large diet coke- I added this. :)Diet Coke would be my cocktail of choice. )
I hope this is not plagiarizing! Please don't report me. What would you add to this list?

Joining the Bandwagon

So here is my attempt at starting a blog. I have heard a lot about blogs lately and was introduced to blogs by another blogger. Once I began looking at all these blogs I became slightly obsessed...maybe even a little stalkerish. Not really stalkerish but I did realize how much I enjoyed seeing what other people were up to and I found a lot of encouragement from people's blogs that I found that I didn't even know. Now I find myself waiting for people to update their blogs. I have also seen how God has used the blogging world to his advantage. I have heard and seen for myself so many situations where a blog was started or mentioned to me about praying for a certain situation. I have also read several blogs where people had written very encouraging post. Most of the people's blogs that I have kept up with are married or married with children. I thought who wants to hear about a single girls life. Then I began thinking I live a pretty fun life and at least this will help me keep an account of this season of my life. Also I pray that God will let this encourage someone like so many blogs have encouraged me. My principal is always encouraging the teachers at my school to get to know everyone's story in life. I am not very good at sharing personal things about myself so I also pray that this will help me to be more open and share my story with more people. So here it goes... My First Post!