Thursday, April 28, 2005

love this

i absolutely love this song...

Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson

Cant you see that its just raining
Aint no need to go outside...
But Baby, You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep ya
From doing what your supposed to
Like waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
Ill make you banana pancakes
Pretend like its the weekend now

And we could pretend it all the time
Cant you see that its just raining
Aint no need to go outside

But just maybe, hala ka ukulele
Mommy made a baby
Really don't mind the practice
Cause your my little ladyLady lady love me
Cause I love to lay here lazy
We could close the curtains
Pretend like there's no world outside

And we could pretend it all the time
Cant you see that its just raining
Aint no need to go outside
Aint no need aint no need
Mmmm MMmmm
Cant you see cant you see
Rain all dayAnd I don't mind

The telephone is singing
Ringing its too early
Don't pick it up
We don't need to we got everything
We need right here
And everything we need is enough
Just so easy
When the whole world fits inside of your arms
Don't really need to pay attention to the alarm
Wake up slow, yeah wake up slow
You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep ya
From doing what your supposed to
Like waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
Ill make you banana pancakes
Pretend like its the weekend now

And we could pretend it all the time
Cant you see that its just raining
Aint no need to go outside
Cant you see cant you see,
You gotta wake up slow

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

makin' banana pancakes

I'm sitting here listening to Jack Johnson's new cd, In Between Dreams, and it is absolutely amazing. I love this guy--and have since I was in high school. All three of his cd's are so worthy of listening to. If you haven't heard him you definitely need to check him out. Kelly, Paul, Matt & I are going to go see him in Atlanta in September. I can't wait!

I had my first exam tonight. SCWK 432 with Dr. Wells. Despite Dr. Well's little surprises, the exam went extremely well. I feel very confident with this exam and that's a first! Now I've just got to bust it out with these next 3 exams.

This week I have been picking Caleb up from school & then going to get Sarah from her mom's office. I feel like such a mom picking the kids up from school, fixing them snack, & taking them to the park. Today was Sarah's third birthday. She was so excited--it was so cute!!! These are the kids I'm going to be baby-sitting all summer. They are cool kids so I'm excited.

Last weekend was amazing. One of the best of this semester. Friday night Paul, Kelly, Matt & I hung out at the Pink Palace, had some drinks, and played Lord of the Rings Risk (which Kelly & Paul are now addicted too). Saturday morning we headed to Jones Gap State Park which is above Greenville to go camping. We requested camp site 12 which was about a 2 mile hike up the mountain. We put all our gear on and hiked up the muddy mountain to our camp site. We set up camp and made a camp fire. Kelly & I are some proud girls--we have real men who are good at making camp fires even with wet wood! We then roasted hotdogs, meat, & made smores. We then proceeded to play Clue. After that, we headed to bed. It was a long, cold night, but finally morning came. We got up & the boys starting up another fire. Paul made homemade hot chocolate out of hersey's bars & hot water. I had my doubts but it was delicious! We then ate more hotdogs & meat. We hung out for a while...made some friends with the hikers passing by. Met a dog named Possum. After a while we packed up & headed down the mountain. Matt & I were trying to get back to Rock Hill for our Financial Peace graduation, so we were pressed for time. With Paul setting the pace--we made it down the mountain in 35 minutes! We headed off & decided to go to the Beacon in Spartanburg for lunch. When we arrived it was closed b/c it was Sunday. Boo! So we went to Fuddrucker's instead & had a wonderful time. We made it back to Rock Hill just in time for Matt & I to get to our FP graduation. After that we headed back to the Pink Palace to find Kelly & Paul playing Risk again. And my girl Kelly was kicking Paul's butt! After a little coercing, we all headed over to the hot tub at Pace's River. That was wonderfully relaxing and a fun end to a wonderful weekend.

Okay, this has been a long enough entry. Enough rambling.

What a crew! Posted by Hello

Our campsite Posted by Hello

Matt & me by the waterfall Posted by Hello

Paul & Kelly at the waterfall Posted by Hello

Cool pic of me Posted by Hello

Kelly & me...ready to go! Posted by Hello

Matt trying to get a little weight off his back Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

*EXTREMELY* pissed off!

Wanna know why?

My mom & I *thought* we had ordered the wedding invitations a month ago. We hadn't heard anything from the lady who owns the store we ordered them from so I decided to call. She wasn't there when I called so she called my mom back today. Just before class, my mom called to tell me that Betsy (the owner of the store) never ordered the invitations! Argh! We ordered the proof, that came in, and then we revamped the invitation a little. I specifically remember my mom having a conversation with Betsy over the order and Betsy said she was going to order them, there was no need for another proof. So we left it at that. Well, Betsy says she never even remembers that conversation. So, my mom is over at the store right now straightening everything out. She is very pissed off and I'm sure she is giving Betsy a talking to. So for anyone wondering if they're getting an invitation--they will be in in about 2 weeks and then we have to address them. So you should get them about 3 weeks before the wedding--a lot later than planned. Oh well, as long as we get them. I'm still pissed off though!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Me with my amazing Mom & Mrs. Kay Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 17, 2005

My finished product...Banana Toffee Pizza! Posted by Hello

Yes, I had to get up there and cook in front of everyone! Posted by Hello

Nikki, me, & Joce at my bridal shower Posted by Hello

Me with all the girls I used to baby-sit in Columbia. They're all grown up! That would be Annie, Kylie, Hannah Grace, & Megan. Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 10, 2005

I am blessed

I found out on Wednesday that I'm going to have to stay at Winthrop another semester. At first I thought that really blows, but now I'm kind of glad. I only need a few more hours that semester so I'm going to spread it out and make these next 3 semesters relatively easy. And I don't think I'm going to summer school (at least not this summer). In actuality, I'm actually kind of excited about staying another semester now...I'll only be doing my internship the last semester anyway.

Matt's mom is amazing. She bought us a brand new bedroom suite and a car today. We already had picked out a bedroom suite last weekend but we decided to order a different one today that was nicer & would last longer. Then we went to Carmax where I ended up driving our 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE out of the lot. Cccrrraazzzyyyy! Matt & I are still in shock. Matt can't drive it right now b/c insurance will only cover him on the Lumina b/c of his past driving record. So right now, I'm driving the Sentra. Yeah--definitely still in shock.

Tonight me, Matt, Kelly, Paul, Carrie (Beasley) Wilkes, & Jamie went to see the Come See Me fireworks at the lake. That was fun.

It's 11:55 pm and I'm heading to bed. Today has been a busy day and tomorrow will be as, going to see Reckless, Financial Peace, and 2 papers to write.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

all about me

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||||| 70%
Stability |||||||||||||||| 66%
Orderliness |||||||||||| 43%
Empathy |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Intellectual |||||| 30%
Mystical |||| 16%
Artistic |||||| 23%
Religious |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Hedonism |||||| 23%
Materialism |||||| 30%
Narcissism |||||||||||| 43%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Work ethic |||||| 30%
Self absorbed |||||||||| 36%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 43%
Need to dominate |||| 16%
Romantic |||||| 23%
Avoidant || 10%
Anti-authority |||||| 30%
Wealth |||| 16%
Dependency |||||||||||||| 56%
Change averse |||||||||| 36%
Cautiousness |||||||||| 36%
Individuality |||||||||||| 50%
Sexuality |||||||||||| 50%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||||| 70%
Physical security |||||||||||||| 56%
Food indulgent |||||||||||||||| 63%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 43%
Paranoia || 10%
Vanity |||||| 30%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||| 56%
Female cliche |||||||||||| 50%
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Sunday, April 03, 2005

babies, furniture, and ashlee

This will be quick but I wanted to write because today has been an exciting and eventful day.

First, this morning we had the Financial Peace University yard sale where Matt & I bought a baby stroller (that story will come in a later blog).

Then, this afternoon Matt's mom purchased our bedroom suite from Tinsley's. That is definitely the most expensive thing anyone has ever bought me. Crazy. It's so awesome though!

Finally, tonight Matt & I went to see the one and only Ashlee Simpson in concert! It was absolutely amazing! I've never seen or heard so many screaming 13 y ear olds in my life. It was an adventure and I'll post more about it and pictures later.

Now it's time for bed since I've been up since 5:30 this morning and we lose an hour of sleep tonight!

Friday, April 01, 2005

Me & Matt  Posted by Hello

Easter dinner at the Parks house...Aunt Karen, Mrs. Parks, Me & Matt, and my parents (sorry it's blurry) Posted by Hello

Burning with passion

My heart is burning with passion for my Savior. The past few weeks I have been overcome with His love for me. This semester I have just been going along, living each day for myself: planning my wedding, working, and going to school. My Savior desires so much more for my life. I have been reading the book of Isaiah lately and today came across one of my favorite verses...

"Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts." ~Isaiah 26:8

This is my desire. I want my entire life to be about His name and renown. Every minute of every day--should be His.