Monday, December 5, 2011

13.1 baby

Saturday I completed my first ever half marathon! It was so much fun and I'm looking forward to another one! The course was relatively easy with a few killer hills. Mentally it was super hard but I wouldn't trade it. It was one of the first things I have ever worked so hard for just because I wanted too! #accomplished Mile 8-13 were the hardest because my knees and calves were on FIRE! I seriously could not have done it without the Lord and without my friend Katy's dad. We ran together from mile 4 or 5 to the finish! He kept my pace going and just when I thought I was going to give up he passed me and said come on! I Dont think we could have done so well without each other. My goal was 2.5 hours and I met it, well with 58 seconds ha!! 
Sunday, I was so so sore. Like Icy Hot is my new perfume and walking down the stairs backwards is easier than forwards. Today I am a little better but still not 100%! 

Warning: Picture OverLoad.

Froomi (Friend/roomie) Love! Beth mad us these cutie signs and rode them around on her bike! 

not hardcore, unless you live hardcore.

this is our lets get this race started face.
 This is where I was thinking... AHHHH what if i have to take a slam in the middle of my run! TMI? 
No worries, i was fine :)

and we did it!

race tat. I may or may not still have it on.....


So thankful for a sweet fiance' that supports me and my endeavors.

first half marathon... BOOM FREAKING ROASTED!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fill 'em

Happy Friday Guys!!
Let's celebrate by filling in some blanks!
with Lauren

1.   The holiday season is     exciting! It's full of family, friends, love, thankfulness and the Lord!

2.   Snow makes me   excited because it doesn't snow in Louisiana!

3.  The best comfort food to eat when it's cold out is    soup or gumbo with crackers!

4. Winter is the best time for    cuddling and running   .

5.  I can hardly wait for    my first ever half marathon tomorrow :)

6.  When it comes to holiday gifts I prefer to    receive/give thoughtful gifts.

7.  If I were to rate my excitement about the holiday season on a scale from 1-10, I would say I am at about a    probably like a 7. I'd so much rather summer and spring! But I do love how happy most people are during the holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

turkey trottin'

In the midst of closing out the semester and all the papers/projects I had time to do a little 5K on Thanksgiving morning with Jon Jon to burn off some calories before we ate them! I had a goal... I more than met it and I was so stoked!! All of this in preparation for my first half marathon ever on Saturday!!!! I thought the weather was going to be amazing but the low went from being like 47 to 57. Normally 57 is cool, but on race day 47 is cooler! Pray for cooler weather!!! I have a goal for the half but I really just wanna finish and not barf! I have been trying to stay hydrated but Ive been sick with a cold and it's so hard to drink when you can't breathe!!! However, I will probably cry when I cross the finish line. I have worked hard and never in my life have I worked this hard at something just because I wanted too!

look at that form.
confession: I was a chach and zoomed past all those three people because I like to savage the finish so people think I'm hardcore 

im glad he humors me and does this.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shout out

This post is a shout out to my pal Laura. Laura and I have been friends since my freshman year of college. She was my RA and we lived right across the hall from one another! Seriously, we were attached at the hip... it was ridiculous. Currently, she is in China following the Lord's plan. She is teaching english to kids and young adults for a year. She has been for about four months and those months have not always been the easiest. It's inspiring to know that she is resting in the fact that she is doing the Lords plan and that His mercies are new for her That is one of the many reasons why I appreciate her friendship and am thankful for her. That and she loves to be 12 with me and freak out over tween things, ha!
She has a blog, she doesn't update often but when she does its incredible. So if you want to be inspired by her story in China check it out here

Friday, November 18, 2011

Break time = blank time

Hey guys! It's Friday and I have been doing school work all day so time to take a break and fill in some blanks with Lauren!!!
You know you want to do it too!!!

1.   A nervous habit I have is     i get really antsy and can't stay still oh and I gotta go poop ha!

2.   Something that makes me sad is   a client I saw yesterday who was abused. 

3.  Today I am thankful for    a day off, rest, almost being done with the semester, scratching stuff off a to do list, my main squeeze, and dinner with a long lost pal .

4. My favorite room in my house is    my room because my bed is so stinkin comfy  .

5.  I can't stand    when people smack their food or their lips .

6.  If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would    buy new running gear or some TOMS, but in reality I'd probably save it! #gradschool

7.  The last person I hung out with was    my roomie for a chick fil a opening  .

There you have it!
Now, go link up and play too!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

neck tat: round 2

This morning I woke up to go run and boom my car wouldn't start! I mean why would my car work, right? Ha!
Apparently batteries have cells and one of my cells died. After tears, frustration, and being sassy out of frustration my good friend Neck Tat came to my rescue! You remember neck tat from my last car incident 2 months ago, it's the same guy! We are pretty much BFF! Eventually by 11:30 this was my view

I am thankful that the tow guy didn't make me feel like a complete idiot and that he was helpful.
I am also thankful that the Lord continues to teach me in moments of frustration and sass!
Today's Lesson: Patience and Pride
I know, double whammy
she is okay now and I am going to get her bright and early tomorrow morning!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fill 'em

It's that time again!
Fill in those blanks with Lauren

1.   My favorite new blog of the moment is     ummm im not really a ultra dedicated blogger so I dont think this really counts for me ha! But I'll throw a shout out to my pal over at Saga Of A Twenty Something   .

2.   Something I am thankful for is   my comfy down comforter in this cold weather!

3.  Something that made me laugh this week was    a funny boy that I met last night at my apt complex thanksgiving dinner   .

4. An item that is currently on my wish list is    ummm Vibram's are pretty tight but a coffee muffin date with my main squeeze is even cooler.

5.  I am excited about    thanksgiving break in 1.5 weeks and being done with my massive paper

6.  If I were a color I would be     yellow, because it's a jam. 

7.  My favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is by    coffee, cuddle time, and play time with my favorite babies! 

Have a good weekend people!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Geaux Tigers!

This weekend was a big weekend for college football... Why you ask? Oh just LSU (#2) and Alabama (#1) played each other! No worries though, LSU won and is now the number 1 team whoop whoop!!! 
This is what I did to watch the game:

this is what I wore. I was feeling thug so I incorporated this into my outfit!

My sweet friend mary made Purple and Gold cupcakes for us!

half time show: Bananagrams

Confession: guys... I really dont care that much/know anything about football. I just  have to pretend I do since LSU revolves around it! However, pretending is fun for the season! :)

Also... My list of school things is now down to 2 and my big 10-12 page paper is almost finished!! 
I have 22 hours of internship left for the semester
Thanksgiving break is in 2 weeks! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thank Goodness It's Friday.

It's that time again, Fill in Those Blanks babeh!
with Lauren

1.   My favorite thing about this week was/is     Getting an Iphone and seeing Jon Jon TWICE in one week!.

2.   Colder weather makes me   run like a champion!!

3.  Three things that make me terribly happy as of late are    my Jon Jon, gettin school work accomplished, and thanksgiving break coming!

4. If I could only wear one kind of shoe for the rest of my life, I'd choose    sperries or converse for sure!

5.  My personality type is    ESFJ, i think! ha! But im outgoing and kind of shy when it comes to new people. 

6.  I have a serious problem resisting     frozen yogurt and starbucks.... i have a problem.

7.  My favorite color to wear is    ummmm i like earthy tones!

today at internship a girl told me I was really black.... #winning

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Weekend in Pictures

My weekend in pictures:
No worries though, it wasn't all glamorous, I had to get a new tire and my phone broke! On the bright side though, I'm officially cool enough for an Iphone :)

jon jon surprised me with these lovely flowers! :)

this yummyness was lunch

my favorites. Jon Jon and Doodle Bear
yes I sleep with a stuffed animal.

Sunday, I shamelessly watched 13 episodes of The Vampire Diaries... #dontjudge
Remember that BIG list of things I had to do before Thanksgiving?
Well, my list is now down to 5!!! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Gotta Get Down on Friday.

It's my favorite time of the week!!!! 
and my favorite Jon Jon is coming in to see me tonight!! :)
Also, this morning I went on my usual four mile run in the rain... hard rain. 
My feet were sloshy in my shoes.
does this make me hardcore?
Link up with Lauren to play along too!!

1.   When I was a kid I wanted to be      a teacher    when I grew up.

2.   As an adult, my dream job would be   a social worker at a camp or work with Human Trafficking     .

3.  W hen I was younger I wanted to be just like  umm... my thoughts didn't get this deep when I was a wee little one   .

4. The childhood Halloween costume that I remember most was when I was    McDonalds French Fries... yes it was epic!

5.  My favorite childhood toy was    this little lightening bug that I pushed around and it lit up. I got it as a prize for using the big girl potty :)

6.  The time I got into the biggest amount of trouble when I was a kid was when I     "ran away" from my grandmas house and didn't tell anyone I was going back to my house. I was sassy so I always got in trouble. That is the funniest though.

7.  I get daily inspiration from    the Lord's creation, jon jon, kids at internship

peace. love.friday

Thursday, October 27, 2011


A couple weeks ago I made the MOST delicious cookies ever and I just wanted to share the goodness with you!! You should seriously make them and hand them out to trick-or-treaters!! They will LOVE you for it! :) You will love you for it too!
No worries, the dough will be sticky so just drop those mugs on the cookie sheet!

Moist Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
Pre-Heat oven to 350
cook 8-10 minutes

YUM!!!! cookies

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bleed Purple. Live Gold.

This past weekend, I experienced Death Valley for the first time ever... aka... the LSU game! It was so fun!! Not to mention, they beat the socks off Auburn... seriously... roasted them! There were thousands upon thousands of people packed into the stadium! It's a whole new world, the student section was cracking me up! There are cheers for everything... touch downs, first downs, all of it!! Thankfully I had sweet friends to take care of me and teach me the Tiger ways!! Im hoping to go to another game next weekend!! 
Normal football dress would be shorts and t-shirt right?! WRONG! Not at these games, ha! The girls are so sassy!! So, I gave into peer pressure and dressed sassy and paid for it because it was HOT! I even pulled out the big dog... mascara... yeah I know! 

ready to get this show on the road!

my sassy outfit: polo, headband braid, cardigan, jeans, converse.

a glimpse of the TONS of people. They are looking back because there is a big screen to see re-plays and stuff up close!



The band at half-time!

Friday, October 21, 2011

F is for...

It's Friday, so It's time to fill in the blanks! It's seriously fun and you should do it too! #peerpressure

1.   Nothing says fall like      crunchy leaves and pumpkins.

2.   My favorite autumnal tradition is   ummm, well I don't really have any but I'll start a new one now... get pumpkin spice lattes and muffins with my main squeeze!

3.  My favorite fall treat is   ANYTHING with pumpkin in it.. seriously I cannot control myself  .

4. Fall makes me think of    football    because    it's all anyone and everyone talks about... especially at LSU!

5.  Autumn free form word association, go!    leaves, raking, naked trees, pumpkin, halloween.

6.  My go-to outfit in the fall is     jeans, t-shirt, jacket... maybe a sassy scarf!

7.  My favorite fall holiday is (Halloween or Thanksgiving)    Thanksgiving... seriously it's so much cooler than Halloween and there are pilgrims and the food is better.

What do YOU love about Fall?

Peace. Love. Blanks

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

to do:

oh hey there!!!
This little post is to share with you my to do list that is standing between me and my wimpy three day thanksgiving break... but hey, at least I get a break! Seriously, the semester is flying bye! It seems like I just moved to Baton Rouge yesterday!!! 

1. Turn in spring advising form (10/20)
2. Register for classes (10/23)
3. Turn in Mid term eval (10/27)
4. Turn in Field app for spring (10/28)
5. Community org event/ brief report due (10/31)
6. LGBT Journal (11/1) (11/15)
7. Implementation Exercise for research (11/1)
8. Presentation in Theory (11/7)
9. Work on Theory paper (11/14)
10. Ideal Human service Design for comm (11/21)

It's totally okay if you feel bad for me now! ha! jk... kind of....  Most of this crap stuff is just little sheets that I have to turn in for my internship... but the other stuff is big! 
Did I mention that I had my first mid-term... You know the one I worked on the study guide for for about 5 days and cried over... yeah that one. Well I got it back and I passed!!  Now my left cheek has a colony of pimples from all the stress! blah! 

In the midst of all the stress I went home this weekend and played with these two lovelies:
i CANNOT get enough of this little one.

who has the cutest niece in all the world?

Monday, October 10, 2011

kayak say what?

A couple weekends ago, I went Kayaking and I never blogged about it So it's time. 
Alice', her boyfriend Derrick, and I spent a Saturday morning Kayaking in Zachary, which is about 20 minutes from BR. They had free lessons and it was seriously a jam! We were all totally obsessed with it and I'm def planning on doing it again. Something about wearing my chacos and the smell of lake water just gets me every time! I think I love it because It reminds me of working camp! 
This lady took pictures of us on the water and I asked her to email them to me but she didn't so you can thank Alice' for this picture! 
Kayaking weekend... hands down one of my favorite weekends in BR.