Thursday, May 23, 2013

Three Things Thursday: Week 2

Hey everybody! I am officially done with all of my classes and finals of high school!!! This is crazy!! I leave tomorrow for Seattle for our senior trip/mission trip and have to be at school at 3:45 in the morning :/ Can't wait though for what the Lord is going to do in Seattle! So as I am becoming very sentimental as senior year comes to a close in just about a week or so, I just wanted to look back on this year and share with ya'll three of my favorite memories this week!

Favorite Memory #1: Senior Retreat
The Senior Retreat was one of the very first memories of my senior year. I was the photography editor for the yearbook this year so during most of the retreat I was taking pictures...which was so much fun!!! It was a great time to bond with my other classmates as we were about to experience our last year of high school together. Throughout this year, soo many wonderful memories were made :)

Favorite Memory #2: Physics Day at Busch Gardens
I know this may sound really nerdy, but Physics Day really was such a fun day. The physics and AP Calculus classes took a trip over to Busch Gardens to ride the roller coasters and make calculations based on our data from the rides. There were also physics stations set up around the park. So basically, we got to miss school to spend the day at Busch Gardens...pretty awesome right?!? We were one of the few high school groups there, so naturally the math was very easy. And as a side note..can I just say how happy I am the the AP Calc test is done and over with. Fingers crossed as results come in July. Here a just a few photos from our adventures around the park. 

Favorite Memory #3: Prom (aka "Jr/Sr Banquet)
So, my school's prom is basically just a dinner and some very cheesy entertainment. I don't dance anyways so I guess I am not missing out too much. However, it was still one of my favorite memories of senior year :) Getting ready with friends and then driving to Orlando to the Renaissance Hotel at Sea World and then heading to Downtown Disney afterwards was so much fun! Watching the senior slideshow at Prom brought back so many memories. I cherish each of the friendships made throughout the years. It is a bittersweet time as each of us are about to go our separate ways. 

Senior year was full of so many wonderful memories!! I am so blessed that the Lord gave me such awesome friendships this year! Love you all so very much!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Three Things Thursday: Week 1

It's Three Things Thursday!!! I plan to do this weekly (except for a few times) from now through the end of summer to share with ya'll three things that I LOVE!!! It will probably be really random, but it will let those of you who don't know me, get to know me more and those who do know me, a chance to maybe find some new things out that you didn't before.

Anyways, for this very first week, I would love to share three of my favorite shoes!! Again...pretty random, but there will be a nice little story about why I like each shoe :)

1. Chaco Nation!!

It's Chaco time!! The Chaco trend hasn't quite been seen at my school, but some of us regularly sport these awesome sandals (even though ridicule is frequent..haha!). This is a picture of those of us who wore Chacos on our senior retreat (can't believe senior year is almost over)! Let's just say...despite jokes, Chacos are awesome and no one can change our opinion of that! Go buy yourself some Chacos HERE! They are seriously the best!! (p.s. I can't wait to get to Samford where Chacos are accepted...even encouraged!)

2. Shoes for TOMorrow: TOMS

I may or may not have a problem with the amount of love I have for TOMS shoes. I think I have somewhere around 12 pairs...see, a little bit of a problem!! But I think it's great that for every pair of shoes you buy, they give a pair to a child in need. I am all for helping those that are less fortunate out there and buying TOMS is a super easy way to make a difference in a child's life. Check out some TOMS HERE! And they also sell sunglasses now and apparel items :)

3. Sperry Boat Shoes

Keep it classy with a pair of Sperry Boat Shoes...Besides looking so classy, my boat shoes are so comfortable and go with so many things!! And...they come in other colors! I just recently got a pair of navy seersucker Sperrys (pictured above) and they are my absolute favorite (I am actually wearing them as I write this!!) So check out their website HERE and get you some boat shoes!! Also, the little baby boat shoes are the absolute cutest!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Coming Soon: Three Things Thursday!!

Coming next Thursday, I am going to share three things that I LOVE with ya'll!

I can't wait to start getting into a more scheduled blog now that I only have 5 days of high school left!!! I cannot believe that I am graduating 23 days from today!!!! Tonight the first grad party is happening which I am pumped about! It really puts how close graduation is into perspective.

Anyways, hope ya'll's week has been great, I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or send me an email!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Getting to Know Me

Sorry I haven't posted in a while...I have been soo busy with school. My AP tests are this week and next week is my last week of high school! Where has the time gone?!?! Soon I will be posting some easy grad party gift ideas as that time of year has arrived! By the time summer comes, I plan to be posting on a more regular basis, with tutorials and other things that I have sewn recently or plan to sew. Can't wait to see what the Lord does through this blog!!

Anyways, I just wanted to share a little bit about who I am with ya'll. First things first, I have amazing parents and an awesome older brother, Mark, who now has a family of his own. My parents, after being married for 10 years adopted my brother. Then when my brother was about 6 years old, he began to pray for a little sister! When he was 9, my family got a call saying that there was a little girl who was 10 days old waiting to be adopted. Let me tell you...prayer is a POWERFUL thing!! They were told that the likelihood of adopting a second child was very low, but God had other things in store.

I am so blessed to have this wonderful family of mine and grateful that my brother had that childlike faith and prayed for me consistently for 3 years!! Many people don't even realize that Mark and I are adopted because we look alike :) God's plan for my family has been and continues to be truly amazing. Are any of ya'll adopted? What's your story? I would love to hear from ya'll :)
Here is a picture from my middle school days of my brother and I! It's bad when that is the best picture I could find of us :( I am sure that during graduation we will get plenty of new ones though!