Monthly Archives: June 2010





1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.


1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
2. the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.



1. a building in which people live; residence for human beings.


Red Dirt Road


So I heard this song originally by Brooks and Dunn, but it was redone by Sugarland for the “Brooks and Dunn Last Rodeo Concert”.

“It’s where I drank my first beer.
It’s where I found Jesus.
Where I wrecked my first car:
I tore it all to pieces.
I learned the path to Heaven,
Is full of sinners an’ believers.
Learned that happiness on earth,
Ain’t just for high achievers.
I’ve learned; I come to know,
There’s life at both ends,
Of that red dirt road.

I went out into the world,
An’ I came back in.
I lost Mary:
Oh, I got her back again.
An’ drivin’ home tonight,
Feels like I’ve found a long-lost friend.”

The more I listen to this song, although there are many parts of this song that do not apply to me, the idea is the same. I asked myself, where is my red dirt road? This song is about a journey, I have been on a journey for the past 18 years of my life. Even though I have not experienced many of the events in the song, I have had many of my own. In the past 4 years alone I have experienced:

*Graduated from high school!

* Each year of high school and all of the trials that come with each of them.

* A confidence in singing that I have never had before.

* Realizing what a true best friend is, then losing it.

* College applications and making a decision.

* Establishing relationships that I will keep with me the rest of my life.

* Senior Exhibition!

* Having the opportunity to be a teacher for some of the most precious little kids ever!

* Shown myself that I can do more than I give myself credit for if I just take it one day at a time.

* Passed 2 AP classes

* Worked my first official job, while going to school.

* Been pushed to my absolute limits, but gotten back up and kept moving.

* Had some of the happiest moments in my life!

* Lost people I care deeply about over circumstances I cannot comprehend.

* Realized that sometimes in order to be able to move forward, you have to put yourself out there, with the possibility of being hurt.

* Reason, Season, Lifetime.

Although I know that I will be moving to Oregon in the fall, I can honestly say that I have no idea where life will take me next. Thanks to everyone who’s stuck by me, love you!

Looking back on the past 4 years:

Porcelain Heart of Mine


“Someone said ‘A broken heart
Would sting at first then make you stronger’
You wonder why this pain remains
Were hearts made whole just to break

You know, you pray
This can’t be the way
You cry, you say
Something’s gotta change
And mend this pocelain heart of mine

Creator only You take brokenness
And create it into beauty once again”

~Porcelain Heart, Barlow Girl

It’s Summer


It’s the summer after I have graduated from high school, but I do not feel any different at all…as does everyone who I have talked to. We all feel that this is just another summer. My days so far have consisted of cleaning, laundry and going out with friends 🙂

Everyone keeps telling me that I will truly start feeling like I am going to college in the fall when my brothers go back to school and I am not, when I start buying furniture and what not for my dorm. When I come home to sleep in my room and there is nothing in it but empty furniture and boxes.  But most of all, probably one of the scariest nights I will ever have…my first night sleeping in my dorm. I cannot help but wonder what it is going to be like, am I going to like it? Are me and my roommate going to get along? These are all scary questions, but at the same time they are so exciting…I have been shopping online for stuff for my dorm, and it is so much fun, I get to start all over and make it mine. I get to start over with everything!

This is the bedding I have chosen to

have in my dorm room 🙂