Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Long time coming...

Okay, so I know I haven't posted in a week or so. Shame on me! Things have been CRAZY here at work. Yesterday, my program that I created and designed from scratch, kicked off! It was very exciting for me because I have put nearly 4 months time into - while I was planning a wedding! It's a great program, and if you read yesterday's DNJ, you would have seen an article about it! Anyways, other things going on in my life include...

1.Building a new wooden fence outside for the doggies - and boy, do they love it! I love coming home and watching Georgia and Turner running around full speed. I know they love being outside way more than inside. But now, I'm itching for a little bitty inside dog just for me. Turner and Georgia are so Brad's babies. And I'm jealous. So, we'll see what happens in that realm.
2.My grandparents bought me a new sitting room set of furniture. Now, for all you southerns, you all know that you have furniture that you can lay/sleep in, then you have the "sitting room" furniture - which means, you usually rarely use it. So, I've been busy buying loads of antiques, and I must say, it is quite the cozy little room. Plus, it's at the front of the house, so if anyone comes to visit, I can greet them right there and not have to worry about the rest of the house! Fabulous!
3. Even in the midst of all my craziness at work, I have added a few new things to my life. I had my interview for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and it went WONDERFULLY! I should be paired up with a fabulous girl in the coming months. I can't wait. And to add to the fun, Brad's also going to be a big brother, so I know we're going to have twice the amount of fun! Also, I am going to be demonstrator for Stamin' Up! Yay! I basically get paid to scrapbook! Bring on the fun! So, if you're wanting to have a party in the future, I'm your gal!

Needless to say, despite all the stress, I have had a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

We live for each other.

So, lately I have been feeling very sad about ADPi. I feel like I put so much into for it for 4 years, and now it's just a thing of the past. I guess the main reason I miss it so much, is because I get to listen to my sister, Katy, who is also an ADPi, talk about all the wonderful things going on. And I'm jealous.

I miss not having any real responsibilites, and being able to give my whole life to a group of girls. I miss it badly.

So, I was feeling all of those feelings on Monday on the way to my parents' house, when lo and behold, guess what's in the mailbox? The Adelphean. ADPi's quarterly publication. I'm reading about all the happenings at other schools, when I see a picture of Katy and a group of her Alpha pledge sisters. And I am so proud. Unbelievably proud.

It's so wonderful to love something with all your heart and soul, and then you get to share it with your best friend.

Now, everyone knows that I am an emotional person as it is, so the tears were definitely there when I saw her picture. So, I continue reading on in this article written by the Recruitment Director for the international headquarters. And she is telling all the things she learned in life though recruitment - as a potential new member, as a member, as an alumna, and as an international officer. I'm reading through the things she learned as an alumna, and they are truly touching my heart - it was like I was meant to read it. Then, I turn the page and BOOM, there's MY picture. And I'm with the best group of girls ever - the executive council from my senior year.

And then, the tears started flowing. It was like at that moment, I was reminded of every reason why I love that darn sorority so much. And I will never lost that love or appreciation.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The luckiest.

I have realized in my almost two months of marriage, that I am truly the luckiest gal in the world. Not only do I have a studly man that I can call my own, my stud would really do anything in the world for me.

It used to annoy me, to be honest, how agreeable Brad is. But now, I'm learning to embrace it. I love that any idea I come up with (well, almost any idea) he's game. He's like my partner in crime. But we only do good crimes! Ha, God love him.

We are really wanting to establish a good savings for all the little things we want in life - new furniture, lots of antiques, and fun vacations - so Brad offered last night to get a second job.

Wow, I was floored. My mom begged my dad for years to get a second job just to make life easier for the two of them. So, he went right away to Hastings to see if he could get back on with them. And sure enough, they gave him his Customer Service Manager title back with a nice little raise! That's how much they love him!

I will never give enough praise to him, but I hope he knows how incredibly blessed I am!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Oh, Facebook....

I've realized lately what a nuisance Facebook can be. It seems like everyday there is this new application you can add, making it even easier for people to stalk your every move. Wanna know what Joe Schmo has been doing these past few days? Just check his newsfeed, it's all there for you.

The sad thing is...I'm completely addicted. I can't help myself. I think it's because I don't have the everyday socializing in class, so I have to have another outlet to learn about all my friends and their recent happenings.

But then, it gets extreme. Today, on the Today show, they had Miss New Jersey as a guest. She was of course, explaining about pictures someone sent in as blackmail. Now, the pictures weren't bad - no nudity, no illegal activities, but she sure as heck didn't look like a lady! And just hearing her explain the situations was hilarious. I mean, how do you really explain a picture where a guy is biting your boob! I feel bad for the girl...almost.

I just hope it's a lesson to those young professionals and so-called role models out there...there are people who check facebook, so you might consider untagging the picture of you doing a kegstand. Just a thought.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Hole-in-One Day!

Yesterday was the 3rd Annual Kelly Holcolmb Golf benefiting United Way. Because it was such a rainy, yucky morning, we did not think many players would show up. We had about 22 celebrity football players - many retired or not playing any longer - and they were paired with a team of 4 men who basically paid to play with a former NFL star! It's a great way to make money!

Anyways, Brad was our "researcher" for all the players. I had no idea who so-in-so was, let along, what team he used to play for. Not the case for Brad, he knew who the players was, where he played college football, etc. etc. etc. Crazy, I know. So, because Brad was such a help to us women at United Way, he got to attend the tournament with me.

All of the staff were divided into pairs, and each pair sat on a par 3 hole, watching for hole-in-ones. Well, Brad and I posted up on hole #6. And by golly, we actually saw 2 hole-in-ones! It was hilarious! The golf pro told us that was something we would probably never see again!

So, we witnessed history at Stones River Country Club, and I got a sunburn. Ha! It was a great day, and hopefully we got that $50,000 for United Way!

Monday, July 9, 2007

My list.

Okay, so today I've been doing a little daydreaming of all the things I want to do before I die. I will keep adding to the list.

1. See the Great Wall of China
2. Go skydiving
3. Swim with dolphins
4. See a manatee in its own element - not in an aquarium
5. See the Eiffel Tour at night
6. Research my family - do a family tree
7. Go to Macon, Georgia - The Wesleyan College to see where ADPi started
8. Touch a child's life
9. Have a story published in a newspaper

Something's missing...

I have a complaint, and I usually not to complain. During my college years, I was very involved. I did everything in my sorority, was a Blue Belle for football recruitment, did a lot for the orientation program, made amazing grades, and worked two jobs.

Now, that those college years are over with, I find myself bored. And I mean, really bored. Before the wedding, I was able to put all the extra time into planning every little detail for the wedding. But now, the wedding's over with.

So, I work everyday 8-5, go home, water the plants, play with my dog babies, eat dinner, watch t.v., and go to bed. Then, I wake up and do it over again. Granted, it's not exactly like that every single day. Anyways, you get the point.

So, I've recently began looking for things to do to make my life richer, more valuable. Brad and I recently sent in our applications to become Big Brothers and Sisters. I know I'm excited. Now, I'll get a chance to be kid again with someone who will really benefit from our activities. I've signed up for small group classes - Brad even brought up the idea of taking some type of art or painting class...which I'm all about that one.

Hopefully, I'll fill the boredom void, Lord knows I would have killed for some down time in college! Now, I have so much, I want to scream!

Til later!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The ultimate loss

Tonight, my family visited the visitation for Jordan Henderson-Frizzell. We arrived at the church around 6, expecting quite the crowd. There were so many people there waiting to pay their respects to the Henderson-Frizzell family.

We waited for over an hour and a half. It was a very sorrowing wait. While we waited, there were televisions along the way that played a slideshow of pictures of Jordan. Then we had to watch as many high school students walked past us with tear-streaked faces, barely able to walk out of the church without holding one another. My mother commented on how she hates to see someone young die because it's often the first time young adults and teenagers go through that experience, and it's heartbreaking.

I can remember going through high school and not losing anyone out of my class. During the summer after my senior year, we lost Eric Jones in a boating accident. I only knew him through classes and whatnot, we weren't the best of friends, but I remember being absolutely devastated at his funeral. Just seeing his young body in the casket upset me. It still lingers in my mind today.

It's hard to experience death and to go to funerals, but it's even harder to know that person was so young. It just doesn't seem right, and I will never understand it. I will never understand why a broken-hearted mother and father have to stand over their all-too-soon gone son in his final resting place. I will never understand, and that's the hardest thing.

An older gentleman in front of my family tonight said that as he got older, he felt like the only thing he did was go to funerals. He said that Jordan's visitation was the third funeral he had visited this week. Goodness, I don't know if I'll be able to do that. If it's the case, I'll just bear it with a lot of Kleenex.

In closing, please pray for the family of Jordan Henderson-Frizzell. That's what I'll be doing tonight.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Comfort through the pain

Tragedy struck an amazing family today. The Frizzell family (Doris and Ken) lost their only son, Jordan in a tragic car accident. He was only 16.

During times like this, I always wonder why such horrible things seem to happen to such wonderful people. My mother decorates the Frizzell home every year for Christmas, and I always go to help. I mostly go because I love being around the Frizzells - they are so loving and kind and absolutely hilarious! I know that Jordan will surely be missed from that home. I pray that his family, friends, and baseball teammates find comfort in this time of pain.