April 10, 2013

I Can't Believe...

I can't believe... there are only 3 more weeks of class left. 

I can't believe... Cam has only 3 more weeks of scheduled baseball games. 

I can't believe... it is 30 degrees and there is a winter weather 
advisory today,yesterday it was 80 degrees people. 

I can't believe... I am getting married to my best friend in less than 4 months. 

I can't believe... I went to Texas and did not eat at Posados.

I can't believe... I am going to have to say bye to the P family and little B.

I can't believe... there are so many sweet puppies and older dogs in shelters... 
I think every home needs a the love of a dog!

April 7, 2013

April Goals

     Since it is the third week in April I felt it as appropriate to write down some goals that I would like to accomplish this month. Better late than never right?

1. Find and order invitations.
2. Book Caterer and Dj.
3. Finish all research papers.
4. Go on a date night with Cam.
5. Give Deuce a bath.
6. Start thinking about hostess gifts.
7. Continue doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.
8. Find shoes and jewelry for the wedding.
9. Watch Cam play baseball.
10. Enjoy these last few weeks of undergrad.
11. Figure out gift for the P family. 
12. Find gift for Nacoe. 

April 5, 2013

On My Heart

    Today I decided to link up with Casey over at The Wiegands and share what is on my heart.

    My freshmen year of college at Oklahoma State University I took the normal core classes that every students takes. However, only God could have planned what would happen in my college algebra class. It was a great semester... I actually really enjoyed algebra and my professor made the class interesting and fun. At the end of the semester Nacoe, the professor, gave a little speech about her faith and the Christian walk and encouraged everyone in the class to think about it. (I don't remember exactly what she said... that was almost 4 years ago)

Now, let me back up... I grew up in a fantastic southern family. We did not go to church, but I was able to go with friends every now and then when I would want to. I grew up knowing of our creator, but I did not have a personal relationship with Him. My parents did not want to push religion or anything onto my sister and I. So, I never really knew the ins and outs of Christianity.

Nacoe's speech on our last day of class really got me thinking. I felt that I should email her and figure out why her words were so heavy on my heart. After Christmas break that year... 2010-2011 I did just that. It was a new semester so I did not have her as a professor any longer and she actually was not even teaching at OSU that Spring. But, she randomly checked her OSU email and got in touch with me.

We started meeting at a local coffee shop. She walked me through the book of John in the Bible. She prayed for me. It was life changing. My view point of the world was completely different. I now felt this overwhelming love, support, and encouragement. I met Jesus Christ through my college algebra teacher in a coffee shop in Stillwater, Oklahoma. 

I continued to meet individually with Nacoe the rest of the semester and I was welcomed into her small group. This small group was made up of beautiful and intelligent girls that will forever hold a place in my heart. They may not know it, but I learned so much from just listening to them talk. Our bible study continued throughout that year and in the summer of 2011 I chose to be Baptized. In church there had been several message about baptism and it seemed that every time I opened my Bible there would be a passage about baptism. Coincidence? I think not. Definitely God's Providence.

I asked Nacoe if she would baptize me and she of course said yes! I made the trip back up to Stillwater to proclaim Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in front of my family, her family, Cameron, and the Church.

I wrote this mainly because I felt the need to share my story. I also want to remember the details and just how beautiful this day was. I am so thankful for Nacoe and for God placing me in her class. I now know that I went to OSU to meet her because through her I found Him.

April 4, 2013

I work out...

       Remember that time I told you I was going to start actually doing physical activity that did not involve walking to the kitchen... well I finally did that. Yep. I completed work out #1 of the 30 Day Shred! So, yeah it took me approximately 18 days to actually make myself do it. The main point is that I DID IT! 

Now... I AM going to finish this 30 day shred thing and hopefully look rockin for my bridal pictures on May 15th. I am also going to try to eat a bit healthier... not anything crazy. I am the worlds pickiest eater and yes I plan on working on this sometime, but lets be real. I can only do one thing at a time. 

I also plan on throwing in some yoga every now and then. I am a big fan of yoga, but have to resort to DVDs or online videos... if anyone would like to open a yoga studio that does not cost an arm and leg I will be your first customer! :) 

Well... that is my update. I am off to watch Grey's Anatomy!