i miss home.

I miss the fam.
I miss my cute little puppy.
I just miss beautiful Georgia.

Christmas time isn't coming soon enough.


Dear Best Friend,

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to Miss Katelyn Stone!!
I love you sooooo much! I can't even begin to describe why my life wouldn't be the same without you! You have always been there for me no matter what the situation may be! You have helped me through some of my hardest times and have also been there for some of my best times! We have had so many laughs together over the years- I'm so glad I've had so many memories to share with you! You are so easy to be friends with; I think everyone who meets you, just loves you! Thanks for always making a fool out of yourself with me on so many occasions!

And you are such an example to me! I am so proud of you and the decision you have made to serve a mission! You have such a love and passion for this gospel! You have helped strengthen my testimony over the years! I think it was no coincidence that you are being called to serve in Hill Cumorah, NY! I can't even tell you how much I am going to miss you, but I know you are going to change and bless so many lives!

Thanks for being such an amazing and supportive best friend! I love you so much and I hope you have the best birthday ever!


Dear Callie Cakers,

Happy 20th Birthday to my ADORABLE, AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC Sister!
I cannot believe that you are already 20 now! These years have just flown by so fast! And I'm so glad that I have been there to watch you grow up into the beautiful and fun woman that you are! (yes, you are now a woman) You have been such an amazing sister and you are my best friend. I really am so blessed that I have always been a part of your life. You have helped me become who I am today and have always been there for me! I don't know what I would do without you in my life!
I could write down a million reasons why I love you, but here's just a few:

You are easily loveable- everyone who knows you, loves you instantly:
You are such a good friend to others:
You are a good student:
You know how to have fun:
You are very athletic :)
You spice up life in our family; I couldn't imagine it without you:
You have style:
You are a great and loving sister:

You are always there to make me laugh or laugh with me at the stupid things I do
You share the same passion and love for the Atlanta Braves:
You are always there to support me:
You are a good cook:
You have secret talents:
You love to sing and dance and party:
I love you Callie Cakers!
I hope you have the best day EVER!
Thanks for being my best friend :)


always the event planner.

Here's something I have realized over the past few months or so:
I think everyone I know will always contact me to coordinate events/get togethers.
Whether it be a big get together to socialize and in some cases, reunite, or meeting up for a meal with family or friends. This can even include organizing rides and such to places.
In any situation, I end up being put in charge to coordinate. Not necessarily choose where we go all the time- but I seem to always be the first one anyone will contact and then I will contact "the others" and figure out when is the best time/day for everyone to meet up.
I also am the one who will somehow become in charge of organizing get togethers.
Even when I am out of town and visiting family or whoever- everyone will ask me what are the plans and what we should do. Go figure.
Don't get me wrong, this is a compliment to me.
It's like everyone knows I can handle it, which I can.
I love planning things- my only fear is people might not want to do what I have in mind. I am such a people pleaser.
Anyways, it just made me think...
Maybe I should be an event planner?


little sister.

My little sister, Lexie, is such a riot.
She is the most outgoing and hilarious 10 year old girl I know. And I'm not just saying that because she is my sister- she is sooooo dramatic in everything! She can always make me crack up!
Case in Point: She wants to be an actress or a singer when she grows up. Maybe the fact that we call her "Hollywood" sometimes has something to do with it.
I was on skype with her for a good half hour tonight and I couldn't stop laughing. She definitely has brought joy into my life.
And I am beyond excited to spend the weekend with her!
Here's a little taste of Sexy Lexie...


Thank you Family Processes Class...

because I am so OCD when it comes to graphs and charts etc... I took much more time on this assignment than I probably should have. Believe it or not, this is a family tree that I am taking much pride in. But I'm a dork, and I love projects like this- even though they can be so tedious. So thanks- just give me an A and I'll be very appreciative.
Side Note: This might look like easy... don't be fooled.
I'd like to call it my masterpiece.


Reunited :)

Last weekend, I was able to reunite with some former co-workers/counselors from EFY this past summer! Some traveled from the South and some from Idaho. It was so fun to see a good majority of them again and catch up on our lives!

I wish it was summer already! I miss EFY and all these amazing people!


back to the gym..

and it feels soooooooo good :)