Tuesday, December 11, 2007


The past couple weekends I have been traveling...it is nice to get away from here and take a break. Here are some pictures from the weekends...

I went a little north of Charlotte to see my old Hofstra teammates. It has been way too long. Joy, me, and Billi...love these girls!

Dad, Mom, and I went to Kim's wedding back in NoVa. It was a lot of fun and good to be home (even though it wasn't even for 24 hours!)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Survey

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper

2. Real tree or Artificial? real...of course, except in my little apartment I just have a mini artificial tree.

3. When do you put up the tree? after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? after Christmas I guess...

5. Do you like egg nog? nope...don't think I h ave ever had it

6. Favorite gift received as a child? my karaoke radio (that was big before all these fancy ones...lol), my animal families, and probably my bike.

8. Hardest person to buy for? mom and dad

9. Easiest person to buy for? siblings

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? don't do them yet..but when I have a family I want to mail them...nothing beats getting mail :)

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? ummm...I'm not going to call anyone out on this one...but I'm sure it is something an older relative gave to me :)

12. Favorite Christmas movie? Christmas Vacation by far...I do also love Elf

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? December...if I'm good early, if I am slacking up until Christmas Eve

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope! I keep everything I get!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? cookies...I'm a Scott girl

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear = classy

17. Favorite Christmas song? I love them all, but my favorite religious one is "Mary Did You Know?" and for fun I love "All I want for Christmas is You" Mariah Carey

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? stay home...used to be play basketball but now my playing days are over so I get to go home to see my family! :)

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Commet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer, Dancer, ... Rudolph...I tried...

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? one on Christmas Eve and then the rest in the morning

22 . Most annoying thing about this time of year? my students...I'm about to call Santa and have him put them on the NAUGHTY list!

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love the ones my mom gave me...the little Eskimo girl and her seal.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? rice a roni...lol just kidding. I love all the foods my mama cooks. I also love the Eggs Benedict my dad makes Christmas morning (now that we are all older and don't knock each other over for presents we can sit and have a relaxing Christmas breakfast)

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? YOU!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Schools without our Savior

This year has been tough for me as far as seeing the things my students have been getting into, doing, saying, etc. I feel a bit cynical and jaded thinking things will just get worse. Then I found this and realized why so many students, schools, teachers, etc have so many problems. We took God out of schools. Just some food for thought!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

The first Thanksgiving at His Way Inn was a success. We had so much fun preparing, eating, and being together. In total there were 17 people here. It was great to hang out with everyone. We ended up having two tables, using Grandma Jean's table for one. :)

I have so much to be thankful for. God has truely blessed me with more than I deserve. I am so thankful for my family, all my friends, and of course God. I am especially thankful for my family. Teaching has opened my eyes to the reality that not all families are as close as mine. My parents are amazing and truely have done everything imaginable for all of us. I don't know where I would be without them. Also I am thankful for my amazing friends. My friends are so supportive and always there for me when I need them. God continues to bless me even though I am not deserving in the least bit. Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace.

I can't forget our military...Thank you to all the armed forces serving our country. Without you we wouldn't have this country. I was in my dad's study and saw a quote that is great..."Life has a certain flair for those who have fought for it". I know I haven't fought for it, but my dad, brother, and some close friends have. Thank you!

Here are some pictures from today...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Let's Say Thanks

Something cool that Xerox is doing

If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thank you to all the Veterans whose bravery and sacrafices make this country great!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Go Navy!

My good friend Robert sent this article to me.

Miracle on Turf

By John Feinstein

Monday, November 5, 2007; Page A19

When the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the seemingly unbeatable Soviet Union in Lake Placid in 1980 en route to the gold medal, it was hailed as the most stunning upset in sports history.

It may be difficult for an outsider to understand, but the Navy football team's 46-44 triple-overtime victory over Notre Dame on Saturday may rank, at the very least, a close second to that storied miracle on ice. This was a miracle on turf. Notre Dame had beaten Navy 43 straight times, dating back to 1963 when Roger Staubach was Navy's quarterback and officers in the military made salaries comparable to those of players in the National Football League.

It was before Vietnam, before Iraq, before any high school athlete who had any notion that he could play in the NFL someday ran screaming from the room at the thought of attending a college with a five-year post-graduate military commitment. It was, in short, a very different world.

Skeptics will point out that this is a bad (now 1-8) Notre Dame team. It doesn't matter. Every Notre Dame team should dominate Navy on the football field. At one point during the game, NBC -- also known as the Notre Dame Broadcasting Co. because it pays the school millions of dollars a year to televise all its home games -- did a promo for a high school All-Star game it televises in January. Only the country's top-rated high school seniors are invited to play.

"Twenty-one of the current Irish players have played in that game in past years," NBC play-by-play announcer Tom Hammond said.

That would be exactly 21 more than are currently playing at Navy. Or, as Hammond 's partner Pat Haden pointed out: "With all due respect, Navy doesn't get to recruit blue-chip football players."

Just blue-chip people.

Navy's first touchdown on Saturday was scored by Zerbin Singleton, an aerospace engineering major with a 3.14 grade point average who hopes to be an astronaut. As an 11-year-old, Singleton watched as a bounty hunter shot and arrested his mother. He was accepted at the Naval Academy as a high school senior, but he could not report for plebe summer after he was injured when a car he was in was hit by a drunk driver. He tried to join the football team at Georgia Tech but was told, "Don't waste our time, kid, you're too small." He re-applied to Navy, was accepted, then had to deal with the suicide of his father during his freshman year.

Of course at 5-foot-8 and 174 pounds, Singleton is bigger than Reggie Campbell, the 5-foot-6-inch, 168-pound offensive captain who scored the winning points on Saturday.

Notre Dame has every advantage a football power can possibly have: an 80,000-seat stadium; its own TV network; arguably the greatest tradition in college football history ("win one for the Gipper," Knute Rockne, Touchdown Jesus, the fight song); more money than it knows what to do with; and a great academic reputation.

What does Navy sell to recruits? The chance to play against Notre Dame.

Or maybe it's the chance to wake up at 6 o'clock every morning; the chance to be screamed at by upperclassmen; the chance to lose your weekend liberty for carrying a book-bag improperly or for being 30 seconds late to class. Not to mention the chance to get shot at when you graduate.

The players Coach Paul Johnson recruits are frequently like Campbell and Singleton: too small for big-time programs like Notre Dame to bother with; tough kids who love a challenge and love proving they can do things that "can't" be done.

Like beating Notre Dame in Notre Dame Stadium.

The best description I ever heard of what it is like to play football at Navy, Army and Air Force came from Fred Goldsmith, who coached at Air Force: "At a civilian school the hardest part of a football player's day is football practice," he said. "At an academy, the easiest part of a football player's day is football practice."

Navy can't possibly beat Notre Dame. Except on Saturday a group of youngsters who were too small or too slow (or both) to play big-time college football did just that.

With all due respect to Notre Dame and all its blue-chip players, Navy's celebration should be our celebration.

John Feinstein is the author of "A Civil War: A Year Inside Army vs. Navy, College Football's Purest Rivalry." He has been a commentator for the Navy football radio network for 11 years.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Single, solo, una...

After a lot of prayer and time with God I have realized that for so long I have always felt the need to be with someone. God was gracious enough to get me out of the relationship with PJ, allowing me to once again draw near to Him. Although I have a lot more work to do I feel like I am walking much stronger with the Lord.

I was doing quiet time one day last week and God spoke to me clearly..."Megan why can't you be happy with just me?" I didn't want to hear it, or was pushing it away, but after being honest I realized God was right (big surprise, right?!) I have always had a guy in my life that I trust with everything and go to for problems. Why have I been so blind and dumb to realize that God needs to be the man in my life that I take everything to. Unlike guys here on Earth my God will never fail me...NEVER!! Isn't that amazing?!? I am still overwhelmed thinking about that...I have been let down so many times in my life (as I'm sure others have to) that it is hard to believe I can count on Him for everything...so that is what I am learning to do...and God put it on my heart that would be a lot easier to do if there wasn't another guy in my life to take attention away from Him.

So I made a promise to myself that I won't go on any dates or be in any relationships until the new year. I think it will be good...will I get lonely...sure...but I think that will be the time when I cling even tighter to my heavenly hero.

Just wanted you to know...so everyone can stop asking who I'm dating...lol


Thursday, September 20, 2007


I'm sure most of you know I have been teaching a student homebound. This means that I teach him at home for the school year. His name is Isaac and he is adorable. He has found a special place in my heart. He is getting homebound teaching because this summer a 40 pound cast iron bell fell on his head. It is a long story, but the medical attention was neglegent and left him paralyzed on his left side. He is doing a lot better, but still has a long way to go. I love going to his house because he always has a smile on his face.

Last night I was thinking about him while I was driving home from a session, I don't know why God put me in his and his family's life, but I really want to show God's love to them. They are struggling big time now and have to deal with the stress and trauma his accident has brought on. So please keep little Isaac and his family in your prayers. I don't have children, but I can only imagine what his parents are going through watching thier son do things for the first time...again. They are glad to have him here still, but as his mom says he's not the same Isaac.

So take a second and thank God for how blessed we are to be healthy and alive each day. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gone, but not forgotten

It's hard to believe that 6 years ago today our world as we knew it was changed forever. I still remember exactly where I was when I heard about the Twin Towers being hit. I was up at Hofstra, my freshman year, and had only been there for five days or so. I was in my psychology class. A kid came in and asked if I had heard about the Towers being hit? Not being from NY(and not thinking before I talked) said no I didn't see it on my way to class. (I thought it was the towers that were dorms, I walked by them on my way to the class I had before). Needless to say he looked at me like I was an idiot, but was still rather kind and told me he was talking about the Twin Towers in NYC. I still had no clue how big of a disaster this really was. Our professor let us out early and then I realized the multitude of this crash. Everyone on campus was going crazy, Hofstra being on Long Island a lot of the students were from NY. I had a billion messages on my voicemail. A lot of people from home were calling to make sure I was okay. I couldn't call out because all the phone lines were busy. It was very scary and sad. Do you remember where you were when September 11th happened? Please write I would love to hear.

It's crazy because I am still very emotional about September 11th. I saw so many people and New Yorkers come together for the sake of each other. It was amazing and the terrorists did not accomplish whatever they wanted to, in fact I think they caused the opposite. Our nation came together in a way that was inspiring and touching. I pray for the families that lost loved ones. I pray we as a country do not forget how strong we are when we come together. I pray that we will never forget this tragic event and the heroes that lost their lives in bravery. I pray for our troops that are still serving overseas and here in the US, I pray for their safety and thank God for their unselfishness and commitment to our country. Please take a few moments today to thank God for your freedom and pray for the families that are still suffering at the loss of their loved ones.

Today I taught a lesson about September 11th...it was so crazy, while planning it I realized my students would only have been either 1 or 2 when it happened. None of them had any idea what had happened. I am thankful they didn't have to experience it, but it made me sad because they didn't know how strong our country was during a time. I showed them some pictures and read a book about September 11th. They were full of questions. My favorite was little boy in my class...someone asked "Why would anyone do that?" and he quickly answered "Those people were crazy!!! You have to be to fly a plane into a building!!" I had to laugh because honestly I couldn't have said it better myself. After we talked I had the students write thank you notes to either police officers, firefighters, or soldiers. Their letters were so cute. Here are some of the cute letters...

Dear soldiers,
Thank you for kicking the bad guys bottoms! When I was little I wanted to be you. Now I might be a judge. When the attacks happened I was only 1. I was born in 1999. ...Love

Dear soldiers,
Thank you for protecting us. I am grateful. I heard next spring you will be coming home. Is that true? How old are you? I'm eight. How old is the youngest person in the military? You are my hero. I know somebody in war. I don't know his name but he has a sister named Maxine. Do you know him? ...Love

There are a lot more that are funny and cute. Just thought I would share some...

God bless!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


So I went running yesterday...it was supposed to be a 3 mile day, but I felt like running 6...so I decided to change it up and run at this park near downtown. I was running and really enjoying it...I wasn't really paying attention, just following the path and waving at the other runners when I realized I had no clue where I was. I kept running hoping I would recognize where I was eventually (Greenville isn't that big)...so about 20 minutes later I emerged in downtown Gville...so the question now was do I just go the way I know to get to my car or brave the paths again...I decided to do both...kinda. I went what I thought was the right way, only to realize I was running on a major road(don't worry mom, I was running so I could see the cars coming)...a few nice drivers "waved" me across (it's much more fun to be the waver that the wavee :) ) ...so I ran on the road for awhile until I saw a path I recognized, I cut down a big hill to get to it. So I did a little off roading and ended up on the path. 10 short minutes later I was back at my car. I think I ended up running 8 or 9 miles. It was fun and a good change of pace. Next time I am going to look at the map of the course instead of just picking the road less taken. Moral of the story...make sure you don't have anywhere to go if you ever come running with me :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back to school

Yesterday was the first day of school. I didn't get much sleep on Sunday night I was so excited. I really felt like I was a kid again. It went well...no serious problems. It was craziness for dismissal, but that is to be expected. I have a sweet little class. I had one little girl with me for half the day, she wasn't on my list or didn't have any paperwork with her but said she was in my class. I went to the office the first chance I go and asked if she was added to my class and they started to laugh saying she was supposed to be in special ed. I felt so bad telling her I wasn't going to be her teacher anymore. But it was kind of funny that she just picked me, I don't know if that's a good sign or a bad one...lol.

I am all situated in my apartment now. Mom and dad came down last weekend and saw it. We went out to lunch on Saturday. On Friday I met them at Aunt Susans I think the funniest was hanging out with them and Willie at Aunt Susans. Willie and I taught mom how to dap someone up. I think I almost peed in my pants I was laughing so hard. At first she was too tense, then she was a noodle, she ended up getting pretty good at it. So next person that sees mom ask her to dap you up! Mom, dad, Aunt Susan and I went out to eat in Liberty, SC...if your asking where don't worry I did too. It is a LITTLE town and it is in the middle of no where, but they had an amazingly good Italian resturant. So if you are ever in Liberty try it out...Nino's.

Okay I need to go pick up my angels (so far so good) from Spanish class.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

It's over already?!

Well this summer flew by...I don't remember the last time it went by so fast...probably because I was having so much fun! I go back to Gville on Saturday. I am so thankful for Monte and Julie opening up their house to me. It was so awesome to stay here and be with them and the kids. We have had some good times. Way too many to write down on here, but maybe when I get a second I will.

This summer has taught me a lot. It was a rough begining, but God is so amazing. He has provided for me and shown me so many things this summer.

I have also loved being here because seeing Monte and JB has made me realize what I want in a marriage. They are so amazing to eachother and with their kids. Beckham and Ainsley are adorable(we all know that), but they are so well behaved. I used to think they just were blessed with "good ones", but being with them everyday I see how much hard work goes into being consistent and loving with them. Yes Beckham and Ainsley are also good kids too, but I think a lot of it has to do with how Monte and JB raise them. Julie is an incredible mom and is always thinking of fun things to do with/for the kiddos. Monte is a great dad...just today when he got home from work it almost made me cry seeing how excited the kids were to see him...they immediately stopped playing with me and jumped off the bed and ran down stairs with a huge smile and laughing. It was so sweet.

This summer has also been great because of thier church. I love the pastor and am thankful I got to hear him. I am definently going to be getting the podcast for his weekly sermons.

Okay I am babbling on, but I just wanted to take a blog second and reflect a little. I hope Monte and JB know how special this summer has been and how incredibly thankful I am. I don't think I can even express it! I love you guys :) I move to Gville on Saturday...pray that everything goes smoothly! xoxo

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wedding Dance

My good friend Katie sent me this...it's hilarious!


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The city I should live in is...

American Cities That Best Fit You:

75% Honolulu

70% Austin

65% Miami

60% Denver

60% Seattle

Thursday, June 28, 2007

So you think you can dance?

I don't know about anyone else, but I love So You Think You Can Dance?(http://www.fox.com/dance/ ) I know Julie does too because we both watch it every week. I don't know what it is, but I love watching each week to see the dancers adapt to different styles (or fail to adapt). My favorites are Danny, Hok, and Pasha.

Last night JB and I were watching the show...Monte doesn't like it so he went for a run. He came back and had decided it was in our genes to watch bad reality TV...I quickly informed him that I had just gotten off the phone with my dad and my parents were watching it to! He responded "Okay instead of just the Scott girls, its a whole family thing to watch bad TV" I could only laugh...but it doesn't change the fact that I love the show!

If you want to watch some people shake it...it's on Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox. I can't wait to see who gets kicked off...I am thinking Cedrick and Jessie(if she doesn't get out of the hospital) or Lauren if Jessie comes back and dances.

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Although it was not as dramatic as it sounds in my title, I have decided not to work at City Tavern anymore. I was working a lot and bringing home no bacon. I had been praying about it and I think it is more important for me to spend time with Julie, Monte, Beckham, and Ainsley. I have so much fun with them and hate leaving for work. That isn't the only reason...another deciding factor was working all day yesterday and coming home with a whopping $65! I was not very happy, also considering I had to be on the upstairs patio in the 90 degree heat. It was a hard decision because I am not a quitter, but I figured they will be okay since they already have a million servers on the floor at one time. I never thought I would say it but I miss working at Wild Wings...or maybe it was the money I miss...haha. Anyways we were talking at dinner tonight and I think I am going to be the neighborhood babysitter. That way I can pick and choose when I want/can work and also be with the Watkins. So please don't think of me any less because I am a quitter, I just wanted to enjoy my summer...:)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Packing Up

Before I came to Julie's for the summer I needed to store all my stuff somewhere. My lease was up and I didn't want to pay rent for 2 months when I wasn't going to be there. I got a storage unit and put all my stuff in it. After countless trips to the unit and lots of help from mom, dad, and a few friends I finally finished. I was amazed at how much crap I had...and I even took a bunch to Goodwill and threw tons out too. My goal when I move back in is to go through the stuff and really purge! Anyways I took a picture of the unit and me after it was all done. We couldn't have fit anything else in it if we tried. I loved the challenge of maneuvering everything so it fit, I found out I am a lot like dad( who would have thought :) )

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


1. I always kiss my hand and then touch the ceiling of my car when I run a red light (it's really not that often) :)

2. I too like to drink out of straws. It hurts my teeth not to.

3. When calling people I normally don't leave messages...they take too long and I never listen to mine so I figure people don't listen to theirs.

4. I don't like to use styrophome (spelling?) because I hate the sound of it.

5. I always check my pictures right after I take them. I don't know how we lived without digital cameras for so long.

6. It drives me bananas when people end sentences with AT...or any preposition for that matter, but especially AT. For instance that two way comercial..."Yo, where you at?" I want to say "Yo, right behind that preposition!!!" And I wonder why my students can't speak proper english.

7. I have a shower ritual...I shampoo my hair...while washing it out I use my bar soap...then I put conditioner in and while that is "moisterizing" my hair I scrub with my loofah and shower gel. It saves time by multi-tasking and I feel double clean by washing twice :)

8. I always pay my full balance on my credit card...I get freaked out if I don't/can't and work extra so I can.

9. Whenever I go running I need to have music of some type. It helps my run faster...

10. To go with the singing in the car one from earlier, I often make up my own words and think no one will realize...o but they do.

Okay that's enough for now...as you can tell I was a little bored at my new job...I think I am going to like it, and I decided I'm going to use this as a platform to share my faith either by talking with people or example. We have a lot of "queens" that work there. If you are like me and were unaware, but apparently people call Charlotte the "Queen City" because there are a lot of gay guys. They are all really nice to me and good people...I'll let you know how it goes.

Off to bed for me!


Personal Policies

Katie and Char have tagged me for a Personal Policies meme. She wants to know my personal policies - not moral rules, like "Do Not Kill," I'm talking about the silly policies we impose on ourselves, like "Never eat anything you can't identify," or "Don't step on sidewalk cracks."

1. I hate being late. I hate when other people are late. I feel like it is not respecting me and my time. I am busy, I don't have time to wait for rude people.

2. I no longer drink soda...I'm trying to stop with the juices too.

3. I never hit the snooze button.

4. I like to read before bed. If I don't read I have to have the TV on.

5. I don't like cherry red mini vans...don't ask me I just don't like them. It's like they think they are a sports car.

6. I will pick every tomato off my burgers, salads, sandwiches, etc. I hate the texture of them.

7. I love to sing as loud as I can with the windows down when I drive.

I will think of more later...I have to go to work.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Pool Pics

Ainsley loved the water. She was so cute in her little hat!
Beckham and his spiderman goggles and "muscles" as he calls his floaties

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Welcome to Tega Cay

Well I am officially in Charlotte! I got here yesterday to a warm welcome from Julie, Monte, Beckham, and Ainsley. Yesterday I unpacked my over stuffed car and started playing with the kiddos. They are adorable! It amazes me how fast they grow. I went to The City Tavern and got a job there waitressing. As the man that hired me said this is no Wild Wings, we are upscale. I kind of laughed to myself as I didn't see a bunch of redneck regulars and girls walking around in Got Beer? shirts, I clearly noticed it was more fine dinning. I start work on Tuesday morning. I am going to try and see if I can teach swim lessons at the Y and get a free membership. I need to start preparing for the marathon( my official 18 week program starts the first week of August).

Ainsley is talking so much more now. She is so cute when she does her animal sounds. Maybe she will be a zoologist when she grows up! :) She certainly knows her animals!

Today I planned to get up and go to Beckham's soccer camp, but my sleep was too good. I told him I will go tomorrow. I have a new found respect for mothers. We went to the pool today and played for a long time. Beckham was surfing on my legs and Ainsley liked me blowing bubbles underwater for her to pop. I was beat after we got home. I think all of us ended up taking naps. I took some pictures as soon as I find my cable to hook it up to the computer I will upload them!

Now I am debating going to Greenville to help my roomie clean the apartment. Before I left I did what I thought was my share of the cleaning duties, but apparently not. I don't want to not go and be a bad example of Christ's love, but at the same time I don't think I should have to go back and do more than them and spend gas money on an 1 1/2 drive. We all know I am not very confrontational so I am trying to decide what to do...whatever happened to the hardest decision in your life being whether to play sharks and menos or marco-polo?

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Here are some pics from Memorial Day weekend in Florida...we had lots of fun!

Friday, June 1, 2007


I am really considering running the Thunder Road Marathon (http://www.runcharlotte.com/) in Charlotte on December 8th. I know it would be a lot of training, but I think if I have something to work for I can do it. It looks like a fun race...I'm going to pray about it and decide soon. I need to start my training if I am going to do it! What do ya'll think? Good idea or crazy?! Let me know...

Thursday, May 31, 2007

My Guestbook!

I have followed in Charlotte's footsteps and made a guestbook. Although I'm pretty sure my family are the only ones that read this thing! Haha.

My week in words...

I guess it's been awhile since I posted...sorry I have been super busy with the end of school. To fill you in on the last couple days our third grade play was a major hit...I felt like a parent I was almost crying I was so proud of my kiddos. This year has been a long year, but I am so thankful for each of my students. Each one has taught me a lot in the year, probably more than I have taught them. Yesterday was field day, and like a Scott I was in there competing with my class(although I was a little disappointed in field day, it used to be dog eat dog and the kids used to get prizes for winning...now they don't want kids to lose so it's more cooperation...what's all that about...lol). It was fun for the kids and I also enjoyed it.

My trip to Florida with my girls was awesome. God is truely amazing how He times everything perfectly. He knew I needed some time away with people close to me. We had a lot of fun hanging out on the beach, going out, cooking, bringing up old memories, and just enjoying each other. I will post pictures later.

God has really been teaching me and I feel really close to Him right now. He is showing me that I am going to hurt and have emotions over PJ, but that He is using this to change me and make me more like Him. I have an amazing since of peace that I know only comes from God. I realized the other day that I was praying the wrong prayer when we broke up, I was praying for God to heal my heart and make the pain go away. Instead I need to be praying for God to use this time to refine me and mold me into His vision. I was being selfish and only looking at my earthly feelings instead of eternal purposes.

That's not all that's been going on, but I feel like I rambled enough. I have 2 more days of school, today and tomorrow. I am going to miss my little ones, but I am excited for the summer. I am going to be living with Julie and Monte. I am so pumped to get to hang out with them and their cuties!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Some good stuff

I have started reading Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. So far I really like it. It is amazing how sneaky Satan can be. It has already revealed to me so much. One of the quotes that really struck me is about God's love. So often we are faced with the world that tells us God doesn't love you if He did He wouldn't... well the truth is that "He loves me-because He is love. His love for me is not based on anything I have ever done or ever could do for Him. It is not based on my performance. I do not deserve His love and could never earn it." So many times I find myself doubting God's love for me because of the past sins/mistakes I have made. I am beginning to get a better handle on the fact that God loves me just because I'm me. That thought is so comforting and amazing it made me cry this morning. (Granted I am very emotional right now :) ) How crazy and awesome is that, there is nothing I can do that will ever make Him love me less or more. I don't have to compete for His love...it's just there.

There was also a quote from Hannah Whitall Smith that summarizes the greatness of His love..."Put together all the tenderest love you know, the deepest you have ever felt, and the strongest that has ever been poured out upon you, and heap it upon all the love of all the loving human hearts in the world, and then multiply it by infinity, and you will begin , perhaps, to have some faint glimpse of what the love of God is." Now if that isn't love I don't know what is.

I am really beginning to see God's fingerprints in all of my trials. I may not like going through them(okay let's be honest it stinks). But Hebrew 12:10 tells us that God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness. I pray God will give me the strength and encouragement I need. I know He will because there isn't anything He can't handle, but it's hard to let everything go.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Friends and family

I am so thankful for my friends and family. I honestly can say I don't know what I would do without each one of you. I am going through some hard times right now, but I don't feel alone because so many of you have reached out to support me. I feel so blessed that God gave me such incredible family. I think growing up and even in college I took my family forgranted. I thought everyone grew up in a close knit family, over my years I have learned that is not always the case. If that wasn't enough God blessed me with the most amazing friends in the world. Both my friends and family are always by my side and there for me even when I mess up big time. I just pray that I will continue to trust God and everything will work out. I hope I can be the friend/sister/daughter that everyone has been to me! Thanks everyone! Love ya'll.


Monday, May 21, 2007


Here are the rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.Here it goes:

1. I love to read.
2. I want a puppy.
3. I am a worrier.
4. I love my family and friends.
5. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.
6. I love to nap, if it's not 1.5 hours or longer it's a tease.
7. I love the beach, or any place for that matter.
8. I could do without judgemental/ignorant people.
Now it is our turn to tag 8 other bloggers, I don't know anyone else so I guess I am it permanently.

can't come fast enough...

Summer can not come fast enough...I feel like a kid again, counting down the last days of school. I know I will miss my little students so much when summer is here, but right now I wouldn't mind a break! Which is awesome because for Memorial Day weekend a bunch of college former ballers are going to Destin, Florida for a mini reunion. I am really looking forward to it. Look for pictures to come soon! :)

Funny story of the day!!! When I need/want my kids to be quiet we play this game called "The Quiet Game". I am sure you have heard of it, but there is a twist. It is boys vs. girls...if you talk you loose a point for your team. The catch is I can trick the kids into talking by asking them questions...there is no prize just the competitive spirit. It works really well and the more you get into it the quieter the kids...I suggest people try it on road trips with their kids!!!
So anyways, we are sitting waiting to start our Third Grade Play practice (200 9 year olds putting on a production) and I am trying to keep them quiet. I felt like I was an entertainer on stage...anyways so I was trying to trick them when I asked if anyone wants me to take them to ice cream SCREAM for ice cream...this little chubby boy all of sudden just SCREAMS!!! Haha...I don't know if it is funny to anyone or if you had to be there, but I couldn't stop laughing. Needless to say the boys lost a point...

This weekend was a tough one for me. I had to work on Saturday and Sunday at Wild Wing. I really wasn't in the mood at all to work. Once I got there it was okay. I have been going through some struggles right now and am really praying for God to show me which way He wants to go. Please pray that He reveals to me the truth and that He gives me the strength to follow through.

I hope everyone has a great day!


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jump on...

I decided to jump on the bandwagon as well. I was meaning to blog my whole frist year of teaching, but if you are a teacher or know one you know that idea was not really tangible. I am know going to follow the footsteps of my amazing siblings...Amy your next. This year has gone by so fast, but at times couldn't go fast enough...Now my future awaits me and I am wishing I was just like my students in third grade that only have a summer full of pool days and sleeping in ahead :) This shouldl be fun, don't know how much I will get to blog...but it's worth a try.
The picture above is of one of my sweeties and his twin brother. I took them to a Furman bball game...they had never been to a game before. They got to go out on the court and compete during a timeout...the smiles on their faces were priceless.