Monday, January 11, 2010

Fell behind in 2009

I just realized I had completely neglected this blog...I have moved to this blog to journal about my teaching abroad. I still want to keep this blog up to date with my personal stuff, so here it goes...

In 2009 I was still in South Carolina teaching at Blythe, for some reason I don't have pictures from January...I'm pretty sure I accidentally deleted my pictures from my camera. So nothing for January...


I celebrated Katie Ro's 26th birthday with the FU girls before leaving for the ISS recruitment fair in Philly...

Where I hung out with my niece, Ebelle

And took a job in Dalian, China at DAIS


I spent numerous weekends in Atlanta, something about that city I love


Spent Spring Break cruising with Jaime, Amanda, and Meredith

Was reminded of how powerful and great our God is when He healed Ainsley


Celebrated friend's birthdays

and weddings in Charleston

Took my kids to the State House

Said bye to my Blythe kiddos

Loved on these cuties often

Hosted a housewarming party for Katie

Had a FUBball reunion


Spent good times with the fam for the fourth

Saw family in Nebraska


Said goodbyes

And started an amazing adventure...Pan Jin, China

Immersed myself into the Chinese culture


Started teaching my new students


Traveled to Thailand and made memories to last a lifetime

Celebrated Halloween Asian Style


Played on the "Bowling Stones"

Celebrated my 27th birthday in CHINA!

Spent Thanksgiving away from home, but with new friends and "family"


Threw a charity party for a local family

Flew home to see my family and friends

What will 2010 bring? Who knows, I'm just going to enjoy the ride :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day Weekend

This past weekend most of the fam was at the lake to celebrate July 4th. The Watkins came down on Wednesday and the Scotts got here Thursday night. We basically spent the whole weekend swimming at the pool. The Scotts introduced a new game to play, Diboo-Daboo.l We all wished Katie, Amy, and David were there the whole time. It would have uped the competition in the game. Beckham swam almost the whole weekend without water wings! Way to go bud! Ainsley's laugh was infectious. Laura is growing up so fast and is a great baker. Andrew is competitive as they come and loves his dog and sisters. Emma is so mature and sweet, we had a great talk the first night they got here. Sarah is so sweet, she waves and says "Hiiii!" and "Byyyyyye".

Overall it was a great weekend with family. I took lots of pictures of all the kiddos, because let's face it I am that aunt that shows her nieces and nephews off.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rest in Me

I am constantly finding myself worrying about the future or beating myself up about the past. During my daily reading from Jesus Calling I read this. The author writes as if it is God speaking directly to her and then mixes in verses He speaks to her. I heart it!

Rest with me a while. You have journeyed up a steep, rugged path in recent days. The way ahead of you is shrouded in uncertainty. Look neither behind you nor before you. Instead, focus your attention on Me, your constant Companion. Trust that I will equip you fully for whatever awaits you on your journey.

I designed time to be a protection for you. You couldn't beat to see all your life at once. Though I am unlimited by time, it is in the present moment that I meet you. Refresh yourself in My company, breathing deep draughts of My Presence. The highest level of trust is to enjoy Me moment by moment. I am with you, watching over you wherever you go.

Psalm 143:8; Genesis 28:15

Isn't God amazing!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A-Z Survey


Available: Yep

Age: that seems so old.

Annoyance: Disrespectful people. Lazy people.

Animals? Nope, although I fell in love with Miv's dog, Wrigley


Best feeling in the world: Being in love.

Best weather: Sunny, but not too hot

Been in love: Yes, but it was awhile ago.

Been on stage: Yep, I think the last time was for the 3rd grade play.

Boys: Some of my best friends.


Candy: Chocolate please.

Chinese / Mexican food: Tough one...I like both.

Cake or pie: Cake for sure. Red Velvet please.

Continent to visit: I'm moving to China in about a month. I want to go to all of them.


Dancing in the rain: Too cliche.

Drop things: Not very often, if I do it's my phone.

Dog: Cinders when I grew up, God only knows where he ended up.

Diamonds: Sure? Not sure what I'm supposed to say here.


Eyes: Hazel. When I cry they turn really green.

Everyone’s got: A need for Jesus.


First thought when you wake up: Thank you for waking me up this morning. Then, man I want to keep sleeping!

Food: Too hard to narrow it down. I love me some ice cream.


Greatest fear: Failure in any aspect of my life.

Gum: Used to chew Cotton Candy Bubble Gum before every high school game.


Hair color: Brown with highlights

Happy: Most the time, I am very blessed.

Holiday: Thanksgiving with the whole fam. I also love the 4th of July.


Ice cream: Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Instrument: Nope, I played violin in Elementary school for a year.


Jewelry: Fun to accessorize.

Job: Excited about moving to China to teach!


Keep a journal? Randomly, I need to get better at it. It seems the only time I write anything in them is when I am going through something.

Kissing: It's been awhile...


Laughed so hard you cried: In Atlanta with KatieRo telling a story.

Last time slept: Not well. Kept waking up.


Movies: Anything except horror/scary. NO THANK YOU!

Motion sickness: Nope, can't say I have.


Not ready for: Missing my family and friends.

Name: Megan, lol. I have kids' names picked out, is that crazy?


One wish: I couldn't narrow it down to one, plus I think that is a cheesy question.


Perfect pizza: Depends on my mood. I do love homemade BBQ Chicken.

Pets: Nope


Quote you’re loving: “It's always smarter to go straight than to move in the best of circles"


Reality TV: It's like a train wreck, I can't help watching it.

Song of the moment: Anything Michael Jackson...RIP

Salad Dressing: Um YES!!!

Strawberries: Not a big fan


Thunderstorms: Don't mind them if I'm not alone.

Trust: Don't have much in guys.


Unpredictable: Fun, but I like to know what is going on.


Vacation spot: Caribbean Islands, anywhere with a secluded beach.


Weakness: Thinking I can change/improve people.

Worst feeling: Regrets.


X-rays: I have had many.


Yellow: Bright and cheerful.


Zoo animal: Giraffes!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crown Royal?

Why I am thinking of it...

The other day during unpacking in the morning I heard D say to K "Why you got a liquor bag?". Of course I immediately went over to assess the situation. Sure enough K had a Crown Royal bag to keep her book fair money in. When I asked her why she had it she simply said, "My mama gave it to me as a change purse." Go figure.

I don't know what is more disturbing the fact that D knew what a liquor bag was or that K's mom gave her the bag as a change purse. You tell me.

Procrastination at it's best

I should be packing up my classroom into a million boxes, but this is more fun...

1. Who knows a secret or two about you?
Katie, both of them.
2. Four words to explain why you last threw up?
Can't remember
3. Have you ever burned yourself?
Only small burns attempting to bake/cook
4. Who is your hero?
Soldiers serving our country, my parents, Michael Jordan
5. Would you ever want to be a supermodel?
I think it would be fun to get pampered but I love food too much!
6. When is your next party?
This weekend, so excited for Adrienne's bday party!
7. Do you know what you will wear tomorrow?
Nope, I decide in the mornings.
8. Have you ever accidentally eaten an insect?
I don’t even want to think about the possibilities.
9. Do you talk baby talk?
To babie of course, doesn't everyone?
10. Would you ever work in a retirement home?
I actually thought about volunteering last summer.
11. Are you ever purposely irritating?
Only to a certain lucky
12. If you could fly, where would you go first?
Anywhere but here...just kidding, probably Greece or Australia.
13. Do you prefer boats or planes?
14. One best friend or 10 acquaintances?
Quality always trumps quantity.
15. Favorite food?
Anything with sugar and butter, does that count?
16. Do you believe that your first love never dies?
I don't think die, but maybe just in vegetable state. I think it's always going to be a memory, but not an active one.
17. What upcoming event are you waiting and ready for?
Bball Reunion!
18. Do you get your nails done?
My toes = always...used to get my fingers, sometimes but not often
19. What was the last thing you ordered at McDonald’s?
I don't like McD's...I can't tell you the last time I went.
20. Are you an emotional person?
Not really...only during a certain time of the month :)
21. When did your last relationship end?
about 2 years ago
22. Favorite place to be?
anywhere with people I love...but the beach is pretty great.
23. How do you feel about your hair?
Um don't really have feelings about it?
24. Do you sleep with a fan on?
Yes, two fans.
25. Did you sleep in past noon today?
26. Are you sarcastic?
Yes sir.
27. Did you have a good birthday this year?
I had a great birthday!! Ask me that after this year's and I'll let you know how it is celebrating it half way across the world.
28. What is your favorite kind of weather?
Sunny, but not too hot.
29. Have you ever cried during a movie?
Um yea. Who hasn't?
30. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with?
Either Shannon or JT, can't remember the days.
31. Who was the last person you cried in front of?
My was when I had the hole in my leg.
32. Do you like your name?
Yep, it's nothing special. I love my middle name though, used to hate it but have grown to appreciate it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hostess with the Mostest and Singleness...

Last weekend I hosted my first official party for someone. Katie bought a house this spring and I was so glad to get the chance to give her a housewarming party. Laney said she wanted to as well, so we paired up and took it on. It was so much fun, although a lot of work. I don't know how mom does it so much. I was exhausted at the end of the day, then had to get in my car and drive 2 hours home. Katie was so grateful for us throwing the party. She seemed happy, which made me happy. I loved doing it for her.

Furman bball at Katie's housewarming...Miv, Laney, Katie, Orion, and me

Lately I have been thinking about my future. I never thought I would be 26 and still not married. I always thought I would be the girl that went to school, met some guy that also played college sports, get married, and live happily ever after. Well obviously that didn't did. The thing is I love my life. I wouldn't change it for anything. I love being able to go where I want to without having to check in, buying whatever I want to without checking "our" finances, and just having fun with my girls and hanging out with all my guy friends. I know God hasn't brought me someone yet for a reason, so I am just enjoying the singleness. As you can see below...

Me, Kim, and Katie out at Front Page News

Liz met up with us!!

Since my last relationship I have learned a great deal about myself. I'm stronger than I thought I was and I now know how to protect my heart. I am learning not to follow my heart because, The heart is deceitful about all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? (Jer. 17:9) and to follow my conscience, the Spirit. Believe me I still struggle with wanting to just follow my heart and let myself go, but thankfully God has helped me protect my heart.

The other weekend my friend asked me why I don't date. I just told him that I don't feel like I have met anyone that is worth it. I know myself I catch feelings fast and get attached, so I figured the best way to avoid this was to just not date. He asked how long until I will. I honestly couldn't answer that. I know I have a lot of work I need to do on myself to have a healthy and godly relationship and lots of things on my plate. Plus leaving for China in about 2 months doesn't make for the best start to