Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25-26

Thursday, November 26, 2009

To sum up my Thanksgiving afternoon....

Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving!! Last year, I had a PICC line on Thanksgiving so I didn't eat much at all. The antibiotics just made me feel full and not so great. But this year, I'm PICC free and ready to shovel food!! This year, Thanksgiving Lunch will be eaten with my parents, the middle brother, his wife, new baby Carter!, and my grandmother. My aunt/uncle and the boyfriend will be joining later for cards and games. We may have other family members drop by, but these are the people we know for sure are coming.

Oh, I guess I should mention that my puppy and my brother's puppy are coming over to play with each other. And they're not really little puppies anymore (Coach is over a year and McKenzy is almost a year) but they will always be puppies to me. :]

So I've been withholding information from the blog for people's privacy, but I'm ready to shout it out: I'M GOING TO BE AN AUNT AGAIN!!! My other brother's wife is now pregnant (only a month behind her sister in the pregnancy!) and they told our family this past Saturday. Obviously, I'm really excited. Being an aunt is the fun part. Except when you have to fight "grandma" for baby time. Like yesterday! I was holding Carter and my mom so desperately wanted to hold him!! But he was content and sleeping and I knew if we moved him, he would cry. I didn't want that, so I held him until he actually needed to have his warm clothes on before they left. My argument was that she will have plenty more time to spend with him than me, since I'm about to go back to college. Let's see how many times I can pull that card!

The boyfriend came back yesterday from visiting his sister. It was really great to see him. I really did miss him! He dropped by my house for a minute (which is all I asked for) before going all the way home so I could see him. I ended up going to his house later, which was a lot of fun. I hadn't seen his family in a while since I don't go over there as often anymore. It was nice to see them all again.

Tomorrow is Black Friday, the craziest shopping day of the year. What do I do? Hide. I don't leave my house. Tomorrow will be my day to sit and study for the Chem 100 credit exam. I'll probably go out on Saturday to do some Christmas shopping, but not Friday.... *shivers*

Lunch is an hour and a half away!!! Time to get ready for the day. :]

Don't forget what you're thankful for!!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Quarter Break

My college is on the quarter system so instead of 2 semesters, we have 4 quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. We only go to school during Fall, Winter, and Spring, but a select few classes are offered during the summer on an airforce base in my city, and maybe a few on the main campus. Anyway, so I finished finals, with good grades!, and I'm now on break until December.

Obviously, I've been spending some time with Carter, but not too muc
h because I don't want to bother my brother/sis-in-law. Always having people coming and going gets hectic and I don't want to cause anymore stress. But I do enjoy seeing him when I can.

Today was a wedding in my family! My uncle got married today to his long-term g.irlfriend. It was really sweet. I read the Apache Wedding Blessing as part of the ceremony at their request. My family is *CRAZY* when we get together. The good crazy. It was good to see some of the extended family again.

So overall, life's pretty great. I'm really enjoying my break before going to back to school with 8am classes every day. Ugh. That's gonna kill me.

Here's just another picture of Carter because I love him and I like to have pictures on my posts more often than not. This is his daddy holding that sweet, sweet child.
-Aunt Annie

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Auntie Annie

I'm an aunt!! My nephew was born yesterday. Quick update so I can get back to studying for finals. (grrrr)

Carter Elijah Ray
8lbs 2 oz.
20.5 in long
a head full of black hair
born Nov. 16, 2009 at 10:36pm.

He was a "chore" to birth seeing as my sis-in-law was in labour for 16 hours.....

I drove in from college for a day-trip to see him. He's beautiful, yall. He's beautiful. I held him for hours....

Now back to studying. 2 finals tomorrow. ugh.

-Auntie Annie

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Finals week

Next week is the final week of my first quarter of college. Sweet! I have a quiz Tuesday, 2 finals on Wednesday, and an in-class essay on Thursday. Then I'm home!

On more excited news, Monday is when my nephew is supposed to be born!!!

That's all for now. Just felt like I should post something. Nothing blog-worthy has happened lately.


Saturday, November 7, 2009


So I realized today that the Vest works better if you take deep breaths. Wow. It seems like it would be common sense, but I never figured it out until now... 8 years after I got it. Go figure.

Today was a *fantastic* day. Let me tell you what happened:
I was up at 6 (this was not the good part) and leaving town by 6:30 to drive 35 miles to another city to do a Memory Walk to support Alzheimer's research. The walk didn't start until 9, but I went early to help set up. I went with my sorority because Alzheimer's research is one of our major philanthropies. After we left and made it back to college-town, I chilled in the apartment for about 45 minutes (roommate hadn't woken up until after I got back). Then I left to go to my friend Stephanie's apartment. From there, we drove to the lower fields and supported the seniors in our sorority in the Flag Football Tournament, hosted by another sorority on campus. We were out there for several hours, but THEY WON!! 1st place!

From there, Stephanie and I decided to just drive. Didn't matter where. It was such a pretty day and we didn't want to be cooped up inside. So we got gas and took off, singing songs and chatting it up. We ended up going to a nearby lake. It was so beautiful and calm.
We stayed there.... really not sure. We lost track of time skipping rocks and talking. We went back home and she cooked dinner (chicken, rice, and broccoli) with some other friends. It was so much fun.

What a life!!


(p.s.- if you're not feeling well, don't do the serious breathing thing with the Vest. I just discovered it makes you feel 10000x worse.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remember, remember the fifth of November...

The title of this post has nothing to do with the actual post, but I couldn't think of a good title.

Where have the days gone?! I went home this past weekend to be with my family to celebrate my birthday (which was fun!) and then they left me to go watch a football game 4 hours away. Oh well. I enjoyed time to myself, with my puppy!, relaxed a bit, and worked on a research paper a bit. Saturday was Halloween, but since I was home alone I didn't want to answer the door often on an evening known for being creepy. So I literally took the doorbell off of the front of my house and put up a sign saying I had no candy. I wasn't disturbed. Well, not until some chick in a red dress knocks on the side door....

While that may sound creepy, it's not. She's usually harmless. :] I called my little "sister" to come spend the night with me because I was tired of being alone on Halloween. It was starting to get to me. So she came from her junior homecoming to stay with me (and return my dress!). We had a fun little gi.rls night in.

Then it was back to the grind with school. Two nights this week, I have been up until 3am working on the same research paper. I turned it in today, actually quite satisfied with it. We'll see how I do.

Other than that, I feel like I haven't really gotten anything done, but I have. Little things, that will all add up one day.

The quarter is coming to a close!!! Yay! I have almost finished my first quarter in college. How crazy is that? Oh, and have I mentioned that I *love* college? Because I do.

That's all for now!