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Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm dreaming of a WARM Christmas...

Yes.
If you know me, you know I HATE the cold. Unfortunately for all of my friends and family, when Winter arrives, I complain on average about 68x more than normal...which I readily admit is a problem, and is very distasteful.
The cold just makes me miserable, and I cannot understand for the life of me why so many people enjoy chapped lips, freezing noses, and wearing 5,000 layers of clothing.
But that's just me I suppose.

I'm definitely a Summer girl. I love love love the warm (and HOT, even) weather SO much. I love everything about Summer.

It's December 11, (my boss's birthday!) and the high today is in the 70's!!! Needless to say, I'm thrilled :)

As soon as I get home from work, I'm changing into shorts (ee!!) and making Christmas Candy!
Then my sister and I are going to lead worship under the bridge, and feed the less fortunate.
And later on, I'm hoping she agrees to come see Elf at the Downtown Cinema with me!!

Peee Ess.

I bought this ---
at Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago...and may I just say...HOW STINKING CUTE IS THAT?!
I love it! Now my ipod can stay warm too :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bobble, Bobble.

I've recently recommitted to being soft drink and red meat free. I'm still working on the sweets...
candy and snack cakes are SO my weakness.
But in an attempt to feel better and tone up/lose a few pounds, I've started working out and eating better again.
Now, I really don't care that I've gained a few pounds, I mean, it still hasn't put me over 120 lbs, but I want my wedding dress to actually fit in 3 months..
as well as the clothes I have now. I'm busting out of them I think.


So....
I've been drinking 2 liters of water a day. It helps having it around, so I won't go buy a coke or eat a snack, I'll just take a swig (literally a swig, I tend to drink quite unlady like..) of water and usually suppress the craving.
And I'm desperate for my skin to clear up..I've pretty much tried everything.

These nifty little things are called Bobbles.
They're water bottles with a BUILT IN FILTER!! How.Awesome.

See, I'm not into spending 3 bucks a day on that wonderful tasting Smart Water, nor am I into wasting all that plastic. I'd rather just refill a bottle with tap water everyday.
The down side to that, is that West Monroe's tap water tastes REALLY bad. Like..where I pretty much hold my breath when I drink it.

This nifty little bottle would fix all of my nasty tap water and money spending problems!

So if you're looking for a Christmas present to get me...I'll take the 1L one thanks. :)

Check them out!

They really are pretty cool!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pointless!

I'm totally procrastinating on this wedding planning stuff...
got the venue, got my dress, all my brides maids got their dresses ordered, got a trailer, got the honey moon...
yeah that's about it.HA.

Next on the list is picking the flower girl dress, who's doing the flowers, and the cake...cupcakes, in my case :)

But, this is me. And Me is not a bridezilla.
This bride just wants to be married; all that other wedding stuff is just petty.



And this is my favorite youtube video right now..
check it out.
this is awesome.


:D


Winter Quarter starts tomorrow...BOOOOOOOOOOO.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Musical Wish List.

I assume I'll be posting several different wish lists...but this is the one dedicated completely to the things that make my ears oh so happy. I mean hey..it never hurts to dream eh?


So. I need...
I have one already, but it's like literally from the 80's and doesn't look very cool...and it's insanely bulky..you know, complete with radio and dual tape player.
yeah.

Along with that, I'll need this..
Pretty much every time i've gone into an Urban Outfitters over the past year, I've picked this vinyl up to buy it..and eventually ended up sitting back down somewhere, and talking myself out of it because I already have the cd, and I could use the extra money to buy a moustache coffee mug or something...

Speaking of which...when I saw this vinyl online, a John Lennon album was right under it...and every single time I see or think about John Lennon now, Ty's grandma singing "Imagine" comes to my mind..
Not that I dislike the thought, it just makes me laugh..the first time I ever met her she serenaded me with the song, and preceded to tell me how people don't need to go to the gym to work out, they should just turn on The Beatles and dance like her...

Ha..just thinking about that brought a huge grin to my face. She's adorable.

moving on...
When my sister and Ty first pointed these big bulky things out to me, and said they would both love some, I looked at them like they'd lost their minds..
but the more I think about it..I think they'd be awesome to have. So there.

And on to smaller music technology, I'm trying to decide whether I really want this..

Or one of these tiny little cute things..

If you know me, you know I LOVE tiny things. I can't explain it, I just do.

I'm thinking touch would be more practical, with my obsession with ipod game apps, as well as the face time on the ipod touch gen. 4, but they're way more expensive, and I just don't know if I really need all that?
and then I go back to just how stinking adorable the little nano is...and I can pick any color I want...

Well, that's enough of my dreaming for now...
I've got a 3rd Thanksgiving today! woo!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Merry Thanksgiving, Happy Christmas!

So I had just typed a seriously long and boring blog about why I love Thanksgiving and the holidays...and then I went to post a dashboard video at the end...
and it just reminded me how much I freaking love them...
so I just deleted the entire thing..
not because I love Chris Carraba more than the holidays (though he comes in a close second), but because everyone probably already knows how much I love the holidays..
and I'd rather post about Dashboard.
so there :).



His vocals aren't the best on this performance..but he's so freaking adorable here.


And yes, I realize this is a very "obsessed high school girl" post.
and no, I don't care. :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

To let you know..

Just a post to let you know i'm not dead!!

I've got a lot on my plate right now!
I'm a full-time student, part time employee, and my own wedding planner! I'm super busy! ..but not as busy as i should be, lol.

I'm doing better in school this quarter I think.
I'm really proud of myself.

In wedding/future Shirey news..
We're looking for a place to call home!

We both really want to buy a trailer...we just can't seem to find many!
If you know anybody selling trailers around here, let us know!

Otherwise, we're going for an apartment..which is ok, but i'm into privacy.lol.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Before I hit the books..

I'm procrastinating again..

I'm about to study it up for the next how many ever hours for my big Geology and Geography tests tomorrow!

I'm so sick of studying for that stuff that I decided to blog a little before I started it back up again tonight..

Sooooo...
135 days til I become Mrs. Shirey!

and seriously, those days are not passing fast enough!

About to sit down with my aunt, who is catering the wedding,this weekend and talk about what foods we want! woooo!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gracious and Faithful, God of Specifics.

This week (well every week, but this week in particular), My God has again shown me what king of wonderful he really is.

It's so amazing... how even when we're not faithful..He still is.
and when we don't deserve another single ounce of grace... He still gives it.

Money's been tight lately, for both me and my fiance. It's just been one of those weeks where it seems like random things you suddenly have to pay for come up... speeding tickets..parking decals..vet bills..you know, that stuff.
But even when my bank account was supposed to be empty, and Ty wasn't supposed to have anymore checks to deposit..somehow, it happened.

- A girl I used to work with at Chick Fil A gave me free tickets to a concert Ty and I really wanted to go to, but it was gonna hurt to fork over $60 bucks to go see..and she gave them to us free!! BLESSING!

- After the (free) concert, we went out to eat with some friends of ours (after said friends had already introduced Ty to one of his worship leading "idols"). At the end of the meal, our friend insisted we let him pay for our food. BLESSING AGAIN!

Maybe this stuff doesn't sound big to you..but being engaged to marry in 5 months..we're trying to save all the money we can so we can afford a place to live and what not, and with all the recent things we've each had to pay for, it's not making saving too easy!

At TheTable this past Thursday, a girl mentioned how God loves us so much, that he even does little things, that He knows we, specifically, would love. Like giving me free tickets to a concert..someone else may not have cared about that concert..but it really meant a lot to me. And how I got to learn how to crochet this week ( from my awesome friend Melanie)...which again, other people might not care about, but I LOVED getting to learn something new! So thankful, for a God who loves me this much!

And His grace...oh, He's so gracious.
Even when I've not been a good daughter, He's been such a merciful and gracious Father. Even when i've paid my studies, my friends, my fiance, etc more attention that He...He STILL pours out blessings on me.

I can't type enough about this. about Him.

But there you have it :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Funny Story.

As I have mentioned in my past few posts, I have been looking for an outside wedding venue...
and after much freaking out and fretting..
I went back, with my parents, to look one last time at Landry's Vineyard ( where I had originally decided the second I saw it, to have the wedding) before I went with a different venue.

and later that night I took Ty, and our friend Ryan and Lindsey, out to see it again...

needless to say, I remember why I fell in love with that place..

therefore,

The Shirey wedding will officially be on March 5,2011 , at Landry's Vineyard!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just Maybe..

We may have found our wedding venue! I took Ty to look at the Norton Building in Ruston today. He liked it too. I think that's where we will decide to have it. At this point, I hardly care anymore to be completely honest. I just want to reserve it and get on with our planning, ya know?
I really like that this place is in Ruston because well...I love Ruston. I go to college there, and it's just such an adorable little old Louisiana town. I love it.

So that's that.

On a non wedding related note...

I'm so excited Halloween is coming, because that gives me another excuse to bake cupcakes! I can't wait!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day Off.

Today is Wednesday..Wednesday is my "day off". I put quotation marks there because it's rarely ever a true day off. Everything I need to get done that week has to get done in one day!

So today, I came home from school and got to searching for more wedding venues. I had been told about a place in Ruston called the Norton Building that was and outside/inside venue, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to go look. My mom and I went to Ruston to check it out, and I must say, it's a pretty neat place. It's not Austin's..but I think it's 2nd best. I'm taking Ty back there with me tomorrow (hopefully) to look at it again. If he's for it I'll put down a deposit while we're there...I can't handle losing a second venue.

Whyyy must I have an outside wedding? Something in me just won't let me not! It's just what I've always wanted!

So, pray this works out for us. I'm ready to move on with our plans.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New blog theme!

So it's been quite a while since I've posted on here, and I've narrowed down the reason why: the range of things of which i can post about is just too large and I can never decide!!

Therefore..
Behold!
My engagement blog!

And..
here we go!


As of right now, Ty and I are a little over 5 months away from being married, and let me just say..I'm seriously impatient!

The planning is stressing me out..it wouldn't be as bad if things would just work out. The venue I fell in love with got double booked, so we lost it. I cried my eyes out! So once we can find something we actually like... I imagine the rest won't be as hard..knock on wood.

I need more outside wedding venues in Northeast Louisiana...
more specifically, I'd like the wedding outside, but a reception area inside. And besides the previous venue i'd picked out, I don't know where that would be.

sighh....

Help me Jesus! :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Metal Flavored Gum.

For real, this gum is supposed to be Spearmint, but I swear, it tastes very much like metal. I don't even know why I'm still chewing it!

I've had a zombie-esque personality as of late, i dont know why so much, but caring so much about anyone and everything kind of makes me tired! So i get in these stages where I just "turn off" my emotions, so to speak. And I do this completely sub consciously, and don't even realize it until Ty points it out (because he can't stand when i don't communicate well!).

Wedding plans never stop. I don't want to elope, but probably only because i'm stubborn as an ox. Seriously. I dislike all the planning very much, but there's no way i'm going to get married and everyone and their mom not be there to see it.haha...

I'm just ready to be married already!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dreams

..I'm talking serious, "what do you want to do with your life?" dreams..i'm talking literal, sleeping dreams.

Every single night since I got engaged I have had a dream about either getting married or playing music. This probably because I got engaged on the stage I had played worship on all week long before, and because all I can think about is wedding plans!
I want a normal dream again!

ok wait..
i fibbed. I did have ONE dream not pertaining to weddings or music..
and it was WEIRD.

It was about me racing the world's fastest octopus, supposedly called the "great santa fe", across the English Channel. I absolutely have NO idea where that came from! It was so nutty!

Anybody else have any crazy dreams lately?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Engaged :)

Yes!
Ty asked me to spend the rest of my life with him a week ago today!
That guy...man! He did better than I could have ever imagined.

We were both leaders (and he the worship leader) at a camp we took our youth to last week. We first fell for each other at that very camp, over 2 years ago. It would take me an incredibly long blog post to tell our story...so I'll just post the link to the video of his proposal instead :)

Our Love Story!

All the stuff he was telling me that you can't hear, i don't really remember that much of it either...only because I was just so shocked and excited..haha.

I can't say that I've ever seen a better proposal. He did it perfect (and EXACTLY the way I've always wanted).

I can't wait to get on with the rest of our life!!!

P.S.
Ty's 24th birthday was Wednesday, Happy Birthday Handsome!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Just dropping in to Say..

My laptop is broken, which I haven't updated in so long.
The dc jack in it (charging port) broke on the inside, so I have to send it off to get repaired :(.
I'm borrowing my co workers laptop while she's on her lunch break ;)


I got a new kitten, named Clark, for my 19th birthday. He's adorable.



Also, my sweet heart, Ty, just had lapband surgery today in Dallas. I so wish I could be there with him!! The surgery went well, but he's hurting pretty bad! I miss him and can't wait for him to be home and feeling better!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I do believe..

I am under the impression that more people read my blog than actually follow me on blogger..
which kind of freaks me out.
I'm pretty sure I'm not even interesting or cool enough to be blog stalked..but it sure is seeming like that's the case. weird.
I mean..I guess that's cool and all, considering this is the world wide web..and I'm not posting anything huge and exciting and secretive..
just wondering why some people feel the need to talk when nothing has really been said?

Things that make you go hmmm...


That's my rant for the day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Disney'd Out!

My family just got back from our vacation to Disney World on Friday, and man, we're all beat!
This was our 6th, and final trip to Disney World together (until my sister and i get older and have our own families and stuff!), and it was a blast. I love Disney so so much.
I could go on and on!
I'll be posting pictures later, I haven't had time to upload them yet!

It's Monday morning, and I'm back at work!
It's ok though, I'm glad to be back in my home town :)
...more on that later too.


New news is rapidly approaching. Something big is about to happen!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Green beans!

As I type, my mom is cooking green beans and macaroni and cheese downstairs in the kitchen to go with our baked chicken. Usually I'd be downstairs helping, as i've acquired a sense of "there's no real reason to go help, except for just to be polite. it's just what you do". I've acquired that "sense" with a lot of things lately. I think i'm turning into an american mother already. hahaha.
Either way, I love love love green beans. I love them.

Random tidbit:
I usually use Mozilla Firefox. But today I'm using Safari as a change of pace. I'm so daring. I like to live on the edge, you know.


Yesterday,
Ty and I (and my sister, my sister is pretty much always with me when we're not at school or work, so i thought it'd be nice to include her) attended my uncle's fish fry yesterday. It raiiinnnneeddd. And of course, Lousiana being Louisiana, it was super muggy and humid..but it was ok. I don't like fried fish, but i like french fries. And lots of french fries did I eat!

And,
my sister and I met a friend of mine I havent seen since probably my sophomore year in high school for a photo session!
Emily (no i did not refer to myself in 3rd person, we share the same name!) was so much fun! She's really good at what she does too, so check the link out! I've also been eyeing her stuff on Etsy for a while now..haha!

Funny story about Emily, when I first met her, my best friend and I were the new kids in our church youth group. We went to a summer camp that year, and Emily was in the youth group we went with. The one stand out memory I have of her, was of her and Lauren Peters running up and down the middle of the dorm for roughly 2 hours yelling about the bubble wrap tied around their heads. hahaha. And also Emily popped up at mine and Tatum's bunk before bed that night and asked us if we liked death...i'm pretty sure our answer was no.
hahahaha.
HA!
man..funny kids. It's nice to know you've mellowed out Emily! hahahaha.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

100 favorite things.

A super cute blogger I follow "Miss Indie"
is doing a give away of her 100 favorite things, and it would benefit you if you checked it out! I looove her page :)


Miss Indie's page

Monday, May 3, 2010

At the moment, i'm watching a documentary on the KKK, and how it's still around today (just smaller and in a slightly different form), because i'm nerdy and into history like that. I'm pretty much floored by these people's ignorance. I mean..seriously? The color of your skin makes you better? Riiiiight.
They say children of mixed blood, interracial, or just impure white blood, are mongrels?? Alright, now you're talking about my potential future babies! I dont think so!
These people need some Jesus!!


annnnyyyyway.
I made a cake this past weekend!
A Rainbow Cake!


it's blurry i know, all I have is my Blackberry to take pics with right now!
But it tasted YUMMY!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Concrete.

This past week has been a toughie.
Like..super tough.
You could probably add on the week before that as well.

I'm seriously being tested..
I'm pretty much ready for the struggle to be over! God help me walk the way you want me to!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rainy Day Blues.

Well, I'm not really that blue, just tired and wanting to take a nap because that's just what you do on rainy days!!
Unfortunately, it is not a weekend, it is a week day, and i had school, and now sit at work.
I hate hate hate driving in the rain (ESPECIALLY on the interstate) now since my wreck. I was driving 45 in a 70 with white knuckles, all the way home. haha.

Yesterday Flood. played at an event called Just for Jesus at the Civic Center. It was during the school hours, in order to protest our lack of God in schools. We had 800-1000 students show up!!! Wow!! I, playing bass, had my picture in the paper today too!!
the rest of the pictures from this event are here : The News Star!
Our little friend, the UCLA was a bit frustrated with us..hehe.


Ty and I are celebrating our ONE YEAR tomorrow! The actual date is Monday, the 26, but what can you do on a Monday??
So yep! We're excited!!
And I'm making him a sweet gift I think!
I'll post it later..in case he reads this before I give it to him!! :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Airplanes.

I realize my blog posts have been short and shallow as of late, but there's just so much swirling around in my mind and my heart, and not enough time to accurately blog it all that i've just not blogged at all.
So here's to another short, shallow blog.


But do not worry.
A good one is coming soon.
stay tuned!



So until then..
Here's a sweet new song. It IS rap..which is cool sometimes, but not most. But this time it is, because Hayley Williams is in it!! WOOOOO!!!
Be sure to pause my playlist on the sidebar :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shallow, Girly moment.

This movie...







is possibly the BEST love story EVER.
well, not EVER (that best EVER is the one where my saviour gave his life for me!)
but you get the point.

I'm a HUGE fan.


Though, I still refuse to watch the ending every time, because the ONE time i did, i literally bawled for 2 hours AFTER it was over.

But...i love love love it. Gahhhhh i love it.
Love is wonderful!


"So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day."

Monday, April 5, 2010

Woozy Headed.

I have spent an ungodly amount of time on the internet today, because of work being SO slow and that's about all i have to do during those boring hours.
In doing so, I've read so many things about MckMama (whom i first pretty much adored, now just enjoy seeing her adorable children's pictures and hearing her interesting parenting style) , a lot very good, and a lot very bad.
All I have to say, is that she's human just like all the rest of us, and of course she's gonna make mistakes. No one on earth is the perfect mother, nor the perfect christian. Sometimes I think adults forgot they were supposed to grow up at some point...
*Though it did make me angry that people were saying Stellan's clean bill of health is not a miracle..Jesus HEALS and i dont care what people say!

But besides that,
I came across a blog of a mother who lost her first (newborn) son to a disease called EB, and now has a second son with the same condition.
Check her blog out here:


I'm so compelled to pray for this little guy. Pray healing for this baby!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hippity Hoppety Easter's on its Way!

I think i'm the only person i've ever met whose favorite holiday is actually Easter.
I love it because it's getting warm,
you get an Easter dress,
yummy Easter candy (im a candy-aholic),
and My saviour rose from the dead to bring salvation to the world!!
How much better does it get??!!



umm..what happened to the option of changing font colours??
what the mess!!??


The store is pretty much dead this month..but i mean..why wouldnt it be..it's March. What teacher decorates her room for March?
Yep..glad to be moving on to April!

My little (well, not really, but i still say that) bro is turning 12 on the 6th, but his party is Thursday. I CANNOT believe my little buddy is TWELVE! Gah it really does seem like yesterday...being 7 years older than he is, i've been more of a mom to him than a sibling. Now that he's getting older, we're hanging more, and I like it. I love my brother!

So i'm making some cupcakes for my mom's side family Easter get together..which by the way, Ty's meeting the Averitte side that day!
Any suggestions for decorating them!? Something cute and Eastery??

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Perfect Situation.

The title of this blog comes from the Weezer song by the same name. I'm a huge Weezer fan, but this song AND video was probably my all time favorite by ol' Rivers. I think I was a freshman in high school when it came out..and i was in loooove with it forEVER.

Anywho!
I found my Easter dress today, at Ross! I LOVE THAT STORE. Seriously, i could buy so much there it's ridiculous. I miss the one in Phoenix..that one was the BOMBBBBB.
AND it was the first dress I tried on! This seems to happen a lot when I'm dress shopping. Either its just that I hate shopping for dresses so much that I just THINK I love the first one I try on, OR that I really am that lucky.
haha.
My prom dress was like, the 3 one I tried on. I RARELY have ever had to hunt for an Easter dress. My graduation dress was the first one I picked out.
Seriously, I'm sure I'll leave the first bridal shop with my wedding dress.


Oh! And Monday night I made these cute little hair things! I love wearing them!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Keeping up.

I'm finding I'm having trouble keeping up with my blog as much as I used to. It's mainly because i've been constantly either sick to my stomach, or my head...darn this hay fever the beautiful spring time causes...i have TERRIBLE allergies.
I simply just do not want to read or type or anything when i'm feeling so sick.


Though, I feel like a good bit of this could be controlled if I just ate when and what I'm supposed to. I'm hypoglycemic, and I'm supposed to eat 6 small, nutritious meals a day in order to keep my sugar up. When my sugar is even slightly down, i feel really sick. And of course, if my sugar gets too low, I'll pass out. Which is crazy scary. So, I'm about to start researching on that topic..so hopefully I can start feeling better.
I'm about to get a gym membership at Anytime too, which i'm super excited about. There's one literally 2 minutes away from my house.

I'm kind of liking my classes this quarter.
Minus political science...this health care thing couldnt have come at a better time...my Poly Sci professor is having a haayyy dayyy talking about it all.
How lucky am I, to be in a class on politics, when politics is the hottest topic in America? oh boy.


On Louisiana weather, it snowed yesterday. It's 65 degrees today.
Ha. I love it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A few things...

My newest love:

These are ERASERS!!! And the come apart!! We finally got them shipped to our store (note they're Japanese..I'm wondering if they had to ship them all the way from Japan..it took THAT long)
We're hoping they really catch on...I'm hoping so because I want to order tons of different kinds of them! There's more than just food!

My newest musical love:



seriously. I am in love with this.

and

My newest "wearable" love:

I have not yet had the opportunity to buy one, but I want one so bad! Next pay check, I AM heading to Salt and Pepper!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Family Ties.

I know a lot of people (i really think it has something to do with being Southern) that are really close to a lot of their family. And not like, immediate, mom, dad, siblings, family. Like..cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.
One of my best friends, Taylor, has a family like that. And they make me wish so much that I was that close with all of my family!
My life has always been a very immediate family oriented one, which i wouldnt have traded for the world, but as far as any other family goes, I was only "close" to my grandparents. I would only see my cousins, aunts, and uncles on holidays.
And I know my dad's side couldnt really be like that, because it's not very big, but my moms side is HUGE and I LOVE it, I just wish we were closer!
I think it would be fun.
The cousins (and one aunt) that I am actually close with are some of my best friends. Thinking about it...I guess it would be different if I wasnt one of the babies of my mom's side.
My mom is the youngest of 5...so when my cousins were all growing up together, they were locking me in closets and being me to me and such...
Joseph and Little Rodney locked me in a bedroom on Christmas Eve when I was about 4...
I think i'm still bitter about that one because I missed the beginning of the present opening!!!



But I digress. HA.

Oh hey! I passed all of my finals, AND all of my classes!! Woooppp!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Don't Wake Me, I Plan on Sleeping In.

Friday and today were finals for Winter Quarter.
Needless to say, I have gotten next to NO sleep in the past 4 or 5 days. And I REALLY pushed it to the limit last night, seeing how I had both Sociology, and Math finals today, both of which the grade I got on my final would determine whether I PASSED OR FAILED the class!
So, of course, I was stressing out MAJOR. Even after all the studying I had done, I still ended up staying up until 3 am studying my brains out, and even after I let myself go to bed, I just tossed and turned all night stressing.
SO - resulting in my feeling even worse when I woke up than I had felt before I went to sleep.
Like, a mac truck ran over me, but didnt let me die. SO miserable!
So after both my tests were done (which i actually found out I was prepared for!) I went to work, and really just felt like I was going to die (obvious exaggeration, but still!) and my boss was kind enough to let me go home and sleep!! (BIG thanks to Mrs. Leslie!!)

So, after a shower, comfy pj's, clean sheets, and a 3 hour nap, Ty brought me over some Chinese!
He treats me so great. Spoils me rotten is what he does, actually, haha.

Now I am sitting at my "night job" (i put that in quotes because its not very much work, i sleep at a mom from my church's house with her 2 daughters while she goes to work at night.) drinking a Route 44 Sonic Coke and watching My Life as Liz (which i am LOVING lately) ...the prom episode...which reminds me how even though i LOVED dressing up, I would NOT go back to high school for the WORLD! haha...

Nighty, nighty!

Friday, February 26, 2010

No words.

I'm not much for words today...but here's a picture!





not a great pic of any of us, but it's us none the less.
I'm so glad these girls are in my life now.
We're the Teacher's Depot ladies!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Manic Monday.

Ok, maybe not so manic..actually..i'm pretty sure I cant even remember what manic really means at this point..but I dont think today would be classified as manic, even if i did remember.

It's yucky and cold and humid and rainy outside today. Of course, it's a Monday.
I still thank god that i'm alive and for the day he created for me, but I'm just wishing I could see more of how beautiful His creation is today!

I've been kind of on edge all day. I think it comes from my building irritability from every night i study too late and wake up too early. college sucks.
I've been noting the ignorance in pretty much every human on earth today, and I realize this is a very unattractive quality!
I'll be better tomorrow, Mondays just always do this to me!!

This is the last week of Winter Quarter . THANK.GOD.


Oh! My cousin (who shares my name!) has a new blog, check Emily out!


I love this picture. And I love this guy.
Such a cute little Japanese man!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wonderland.

Am I the only one who is freaked out when John Mayer sings "Your body is a wonderland..."
that just freaks me out.
it does.

I'm not a huge Mayer fan anyhow.

And moving right along...

I wish I had more time to blog, but even being out of school for Mardi Gras i've still been busy. Working everyday, except for today, where I ran errands all day.
I dont mind running errands. Especially today, when I had my Ty's car! I loooove driving his car.

Well, I suppose I should quickly recap my Valentine's day!
This is what Ty got me:


a sweet little panda bear (that's kind of been our thing since ..well..a LONG time ago), TWO dozen roses, and the most WONDERFUL perfume, Satin, from Victoria Secret.
He did great!!
I got him some cologne, Sean John Unforgivable ( it was what he wore 2 years ago when we first were craaaaaaaaaazy about each other...so i'm pretty partial to this scent!) and some skull candy ear phones to go with it.
We ate at Longhorn Steak House (incredible place, might i add) and saw Dear John ( i had already seen it, but i felt like i needed to see it again, and actually thought Ty would like it!).
We had a wonderful night.
I am so blessed to have him. And I mean, I know how people feel about not having a valentine on V-day, but really, I'm getting aggravated that people try and make me feel bad for actually being blessed. Geez.
Anyway, I'm lucky to have him and can't wait to see what the future holds for us!

Here's what I made on V-day (red velvet is my absolute FAVE!)...


a side view...



AND...
some snow pics I promised..
Our snowman..complete with cheeto face...

The backyard was SOOO beautiful!


and this one just because my snowball throwing stance is funny!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow body knows!

I havent been keeping up with my blog very well lately, sorry!
I've been heaps of busy, and yesterday I was just too excited to blog!

IT SNOWED IN LOUISIANAAAAA!!!!!





Yes folks it really did! First time in ...hmm.. almost 10 years!
I was in 4th grade last time!
Wow.
It was so much fun.
I'll post a few pics in my next post, I didnt take very many because I was busy playing so hard!
So I'll steal some from my sister and boyfriend's camera's...haha!

In other news,
Ty and I are celebrating Valentine's tonight!
I'm so excited!
He's taking my to Long Horn Steak House (awesome!) , and to see Dear John (I saw this with my friend/co worker Taylor last week, but I thought Ty would like it and I really wanted to see it again!)!

I cant believe we've already been together for almost a year! (well officially...unofficially, its a whole different story, ha!)
I love that boy so much!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I know who dat is...



I'm proud to be Louisianian today.

And this scene made the whole super bowl worth watching for me.
It was so sweet!

The end for today!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Just another Manic Monday.



So, before I rant and rave about how unbelievably tired I am this Monday, I will say thank you to Jane for giving me this:




Thanks a million! I love your blog too, by the way!


So anyway,

I have a case of the Mondays in the worst way today!
I was falling in and out of sleep in all 3 of my classes this morning. Seriously fighting to stay conscious. It was rough! ...that was not so fun.
So I'm still super sleepy, sitting here at work, but I have a long night of studying ahead of me once I get off today!
aggghh!

I'm ready for next quarter already.
I'm so over this one.hahaha.
I think i'm just most ready for warmth to come back!! I need it, i'm turning into a popsicle!!

Oh, and I'm currently rotting my teeth out. with skittles.
cool, huh?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I always can find you, again.

Meet my brand new love : )



Hofner Icon Series...

aka:
its what Paul McCartney played!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

'Cause I had the best day, with you, today.

A little background briefing first,
for the past 2 weeks my wonderful boy has worked at LEAST 12 hour shifts everyday. He got off so late that I never got to see him (minus tuesday and wednesday nights for band practice/church) and only got to talk to him for a little bit at night. And when we did talk, he was just so tired and aggravated at that point that our conversations were not even enjoyable.
I kind of had a breakdown Tuesday night while talking to him on the phone...and so he decided right then that he would ask for Friday off so that he could spend some much needed time with me.
And he did!

So yesterday morning,
1)He got up early on his day off and came to pick me up for school! ( Keep in mind, he lives almost 30 minutes away from me, and i go to school almost 30 minutes away!)
2)we picked up donuts (chocolate sprinkled ones!!) to eat on the way to Ruston
3) He dropped me off at, and picked me back up from school!
4)We ate lunch at the most awesome mexican restaurant in Ruston, San Miguel's (and also played around at Office Depot a while..we're such nerds!)
4) He got me Smoothie King!
5)He dropped me off, and picked me up from work!
6)He treated me to Ronin! My favorite place in the entiiiiiire world.
7) We saw Avatar (I really didnt care much to see this movie, but if it would buy me more time with him it didnt matter! ...and in reality, it wasnt so bad, just REALLY long! awesome effects though.)
8)He dropped me back off at my house...I was so sad to end the day!


My wonderful boy really showed me how much he cares. I just had a great day yesterday, and am so proud of him for taking care of me like he does!

but now i'm sure he's broke..so...hahaha.
sorry sweetheart!

Nah, while it's so nice to have nice dinners and things with him, all I really want is just to get to spend time with him. I'm glad he knows that : )



My blackberry photography (ha!) of my sprinkle donut and my chauffeur!



I went kind of sharpie crazy at Office Depot..but look at all the cool colors they have!!




this was before Christmas..but i didnt take a picture of us yesterday! Too busy having fun i guess! haha!


OH!
this is his new blogspot!
tyshirey.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You won't relent until You have it all.

my heart is yours.


So,
Misty Edwards is a worship leader from IHOP (International house of prayer, not pankcakes).
She is an incredible prophetic artist...she's so bold and also very talented. Her music really has power in it. The power of God flows through every lyric.
If you dont know of her, look her up.
I used to be REALLY into her a few years back, and am really getting back into her.

Take a listen at this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ytWr7pEB0&feature=related


Also this one too, just because it's so crazily mind blowing...and on the verge of creepy..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQZObOqwpE


Now listen to that and tell me you're not motivated.



In other news,
well..i dont really have other news.
But i'm pretty excited about my life, and where i'll be headed in the future.
I cant wait.
Changes are coming...but I think i'm almost ready : )

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm falling on my knees.

offering all of me...

Jesus, you're all this heart is living for.


I love that song so much. It's pretty old, but its so beautiful, still.
love love.


Chelsea spent the night with me last night..she dyed the under side of my hair..but since my hair is naturally multi colored (super weird..) you can really tell.
i'm thinking of just dying it all..it's a nice color of brown...(im beginning to get a complex over my hair turning so blonde..)
Should I?

Abby, Kaitlyn, and I were talking about my future wedding this morning.
I love talking about that! ha..and i'm not even engaged yet lol.
I just love it.
I cant wait.

My cousin Jessica, who is a year older than me (and may I add, we have always kind of butted heads) is getting married in May..she's having a cowboy wedding (outside..grrrr...)
hm..i'm not even sure what to think about that ...ahah..


I LOVE how warm it is today. Seriously, I'm in love with it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tell me things like, "I can't take my eyes of off you."

I have to hurry post this!
I know I dont really have time, i really need to get to studying, but I wanted to blog really bad!!

I'm kind of a mess this week.
Not like, emotionally, but like generally...
I'm a tornado everywhere I go!
My room...my desk..my CAR (thats all caps for a reason lol)...my bass amp area at Shockwave..
Elly can attest to this too...lol, I'm a walking talking mess! lol!

I have to:
study Math, Biology, and Sociology
have quiet time/intense prayer for the Shockwave service tonight
straighten my hair
cut my bangs (yiiiiiikes)
get dressed/make up
HEAD OUTTTTTT.


Latazzzz!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ouch!

That's pretty much all im thinking right now..
Ever since my battle with that stupid mysterious parasite ordeal last year, my stomach (well, more so small intestine) randomly starts KILLING me at just whenever..this only started after the parasite.
Hmph.

I honestly have not been in such a blogging mood lately, and am not even sure really why I'm doing it if i dont want to, but I'm just such a creature of habit that I wont stop.
I usually blog every other weekday will my co worker is on her lunch break.


I hate when you buy jeans with holes in them...and then you step through them while putting them on, and rip the hole super wide and look like a hobo rather than some one with nice expensive jeans.

ugh!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Always Yours.

I dont have much of a post today,
there's not much to say except COLD.

That sums up this entire week.

In Louisiana, we dont get very much "real" cold (which i am VERY glad about, i HATE the cold!), but this week it has been in the 30's all week, and won't get out of the 20's today!
That is pretty stinkin cold for the south!!

So that's about it..


These are my favorites.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day off.

Today is my day off, as is every Wednesday, and I am loving it today!

This is the first Wednesday in months that i have actually gotten to come home and stay home until Flood worship band practice tonight!
It's so nice.
Mom and I made some silly looking quesadillas with my new quesadilla maker!

I actually had time to sit and read the paper! (Call me weird, but I have always loved to read the news paper..even though most of our news is about ag and such..ha)

I took a bubble bath! Yes! A nice hot bubbly bath! It's nice getting out of the cold! Wandering around college campus all morning stinks in the cold!



And now I am just chilling at my desk..
maybe play some Oregon Trail (oh yes folks!)
maybe write in a journal
maybe watch a movie
maybe take a nap

..the possibilities seem to be (somewhat) endless!! Woo hooo!!

Thank You Jesus for days off!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Softer.




oh my gosh..
WHERE did the years go?

Last thing I remember I was 14...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Are you beginning to get my point?

I like Snow Patrol.
a lot. a lot.
i miss them.


Tomorrow school starts back..woo hoo..
It's going to be so cold! I'm not looking forward to that!
I just remembered I also need to get gas...dang.

I'm sitting at my new desk, i love my little set up i've got here.
A cute black desk with neat little shelves on the side..i'd post a picture..but it's not quite complete yet..I'm waiting for my new mouse to come in! It's adorable.
What i'd really like is a Pat Says Now mouse..they are SO cute...
here's a link http://www.mousenvy.com/

Either way, i love my desk..ready to get it all complete so i can put up a picture of it!

Oh, and there's a really lame picture of a flower above the desk, one my mom put there to make up for the blank wall space up here..I decided I'm going to break back out my painting skills and paint something new to replace it with..
I'm thinking a Japanese land or city-scape..but that's iffy.
Ideas?