Monday, February 18, 2013



Let me just saw that this Valentines Day was by far the best Valentines Day of my entire life!!!!! My day started off by getting a call from Phoebe Putney offering me the job that I have been dreaming of for two years now!! I am now a Child Life Specialist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital!!! This has been a long waiting game, but I can guarantee you that I learned so much during this time. I learned about patience. I learned a lot about myself.. the good, the bad, and the ugly. I learned to trust God, even when I didn't want to at times. I learned a lot about who my true friends were. I learned how encouragement can be so important in someones life. I learned a lot about prayer. I learned a lot about making the best of things during the waiting period. I learned that God has perfect timing. Words can not express how ready I am to start working with kids in a hospital again. Not only have I missed being able to make a difference in a child's life, but I have missed having the children make a difference in my life. I have missed so much. It still blows my mind to see how the Lord worked every detail out for me, but I will never ever take it for granted. I am blessed to have figured out my calling in life at an early age. I know so many of yall have been praying for me for months, (even years) on how bad I wanted this position at Phoebe. I cannot thank yall enough!! I cannot wait to begin this new chapter in my life!!! 

After I got off work, I met up with Anthony...

 ......AND he surprised me with some diamond earrings!!! I love these earrings so much.. but I love them even more because he picked these out all by himself!! I think I cried because I was so surprised and excited!!!
We were going to try and make a nice romantic meal, but neither one of us know how to cook. So, we went with fried chicken, macaroni, and baked beans! And it could not have been more perfect!!!

Chanel's Birthday!!

February 12, marked Chanel's 5th birthday! I decided to throw her a party since a 5th pretty is pretty special.. 
I made her a "Bow Wow Bacon Cake" that I found off of pinterest. 
All of her presents. 
 Her cousin Darbi (Brittanys dog) sent her some cookies and a sweet card. 

I love this picture!!!
 Honey was invited to the party. 
 Coco Chanel cookies. 
 All three of the dogs eating their cake and ice cream. 

 Chanel was like a little kid when it came time for presents!
 The guests. 
 Chanel and Poppy. 

 Mimi, Chanel, and Buddy. 

I want to thank my friends and family for making this day so special for me and for Chanel. Everyone knows how much I cherish my dog, so I had texts messages, tweets, facebook messages, and phone calls all day long of from friends and family members telling Chanel happy birthday. It sounds silly, but that really meant a lot to me!! I dont remember how to put videos on here, but Poppy even starting off the birthday song to Chanel while she was looking at the candle. He sang "bow wow wow wow to you"... It was hilarious! 


I had a "day-cation" but I need a vacation..

I had a feeling that I would get very important news last week, so I decided I wanted to get away while I was waiting on "the call". I asked Anthony if I could go down to his beach house for a mini vacation, and he couldnt have been more supportive!! I was planning on going alone, but decided this would be a good time to bond with my future sister-in-law, Brittany. 
 Chanel was so excited! 
 It rained the whole way there, but I kept telling myself that the sun would come out eventually. Well, that did not happen that day! 
Chanel and I sat on the balcony just waiting for the rain to calm down. 
 It never stopped raining, but we decided to go out on the beach anyway! 
I found a "doggy" beach where I could take Chanel and let her run around without having to worry about her bothering anyone. 
I love that it looks like she is smiling in this picture. 

Brittany arrived that night, and we went to eat and came back to watch The Bachelor. 
 We could not decide on what we wanted to eat, so why not order three appetizers?!
 Chanel's friend, Darbi joined her and they were able to play like little kids on the beach together. 

 The dogs footprints. 

I started off where this picture started. Chanel saw a seagull and took of running into the water. I'm not going to lie.... I was a little frightened that she was going to go too far out or that the current would take her to where I couldnt get to her. She definitely was NOT scared of the water!! 

I did not receive the "call" I was waiting for while on this trip, but I'm beginning to think that this trip was for building a relationship with Brittany. I am so thankful that she was able to take off of work and come down to spend some time with me. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

 I haven't done a "What I'm Loving Wednesday" post in a long time, so I  figured I would start back today! 

This sounds strange, but I LOVE bad weather (when I am at home and I know all my friends and family are home too). I love to put on pajamas, make some hot chocolate/coffee/apple-cider, bake some cookies, put on a movie, and snuggle up with my dog and listen to the sound of rain and thunder. I also love to sit on the front porch and watch the beauty of lightning. The weather is supposed to be bad here around 5 today, so I cannot wait to go home and enjoy it! 

 I also am loving that all my shows have started back! My TV schedule is.. Sunday: Revenge, Monday: Switched and Birth, Tuesday: The Lying Game, and Wednesday: Nashville. 
This is a show that if you look down at your phone, or get up to go the bathroom, or go to the fridge, you will be lost. I have never watched a show like this one before. It is about a bunch of rich people out to seek revenge on each other! You never know what to expect during these episodes. They are all very sneaky ;) I wouldn't want any of them on my bad side!

A lot of this show is done in sign language, so I love that I am able to pick up on a few conversations from taking sign language classes. I think that is why I love the show so much. 

 I love shows that are suspenseful, but not "scary". This is by far one of my favorite shows that has come on. They always leave you hanging at the end of the episode, and then you have to wait a whole 'nuther week. 

The music on this show is amazing!! And so are their outfits ;)

I am LOVING this new shirt that I ordered this week! Anthony said that there is no other shirt that would match my personality like this one. 

 I am loving the movie "The Impossible". Mimi took me to see this movie yesterday, and I literally cried from the time it started to the time it ended. I don't want to give out too much information about it. But it is about a family who was involved in the 2004 Tsunami.

**Pinterest finds of the week that I am loving**

 I love this chevron painting. I am going to try to do one similar to put in my room. 

You can never have enough cowboy boots. I love these boots! 

 A way to save money: any time you have a $5 bill in your possession, take it out and put it somewhere safe. At the end of the year, you will see how much money you saved! I really want to try this!

I am loving this look. I will definitely be wearing cowboy boots with my wedding dress!! 

I found this Do It Yourself project on pinterest. You can transfer pictures to tiles and then use them as coasters!  

 I am loving this outfit! I am not a bright color wearing person, but I really love this look! 

 I have caught myself stressing out a lot lately, and came across this on pinterest. If you are stressing, I challenge you to read these too!

Last but not least, I am loving this denim, leggings, scarf, and boots look! I just need to find a denim shirt that is long enough to wear with leggings! 

What are you LOVING today?? Comment below...