Taylor Swift: You Belong With Me
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
They were all really cool and went with the music that was playing on certain radio stations. Our favorite was the dog groomers.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
But yesterday was so much more important than so many remember. Watching part of the movie The Nativity made me think about when Christ came to Earth. He came and took on flesh and that made me think about how frustrating it must have been for our Creator to be stuck in a pooping, drooling baby's body. And just by thinking of that I got a glimpse of some of the everyday sacrifices that He made for us.
I bet we don't even think about the every day things that could have been so restricting for Him. Like not being able to communicate with adults because He was a baby, or when He was a teenager and really was right about everything. Just thinking about these few small things made me just that much more thankful for His eternal sacrifice for me.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Hil, Jess, Kaylee and I came as the support group. I saw Wo in the parking lot on my way in to the mall. Its so great seeing everyone!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We had originally planned on going ice skating and coffee but he had to be home for a family dinner so maybe we'll try that later.
It was so great to be able to catch up with him and just chill. Reid is still Reid and we love him. We miss ya buddy and we are always here for you!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
The funny part was that the movie actually got me thinking. About how fairytale endings can happen in real life. How you can have love and be able to fulfill your dreams. In the movie they were going to be ok with their lives as frogs because they had eachother, and by having eachother her dreams were able to be accomplished. Just because someone thinks two things don't line up does not mean they can't go together and work out in the end.
While we were waiting for our movie time to roll around we walked around the mall just browsing. Jess and Syd thought they were funny and ran off for a while :) and when we met back up together the sudden urge to get ears pierced came about. Syd and Rachael had never gotten their ears pierced before so they were going to do it!
Rachael was able to do it and they turned out great! Sadly Syd had lost her wallet which had her ID in it to prove that she was old enough to get them done. So in the end only Rachael came home with new sparkles.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
|Majoring in horses at Centenary College's equine studies center|
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I've been thinking more. Of course lol. And I've come to a conclusion to a conflict I discussed earlier. I talked about how I have a choice of two paths before me, well I've come to the conclusion that it isn't necessarily about two different goals or direction that my life is heading. But it is about the way I will go about living my life.
The first path was all about me, and my plans. Doing what I want and what I have imagined for me. And the second is about reallly, truely following God and His will. And I am choosing to go the secong route.
This means that I will be stepping aside from all that I have ever thought was best for me. Its no longer in my hands. I am going to make my life about serving God through serving others.
Now this doesn't mean I am throwing out all my hopes and ambitions about riding. I still want to be the best I can be, with this as my career, and my biggest goal to be the Olympics. But it does mean that I will not pass up the opportunities to praise God. I will go to Africa, and I will go as often as possible. I will more focused on others than I will be myself. I will be involved with the Church and work towards making it more about community than the common misconceptions.
I am making my life about God and am taken over by His love and a growing love for Him.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Today we looked at peace. Last week hope. And the next two weeks are joy and love. This video was played and it really hit me hard.
Kind of makes you want to forget all about gift giving all together huh? Well it did for me. I want to redefine Christmas.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Let me clear up the metaphor for you. My career is the fast track, staying on the highway. Making all the right decisions to get exactly what I want to get me to where I want to be in life. But staying on this road will make me miss out on all the things that are on the side of the highway.
Getting off of this road is the way of family, relationships, community. I feel that by getting off of the highway I will be more deeply involved with the people around me, meeting their needs and being their servant.
I don't want to give up my dreams and goals but I am starting to feel that certain things need to become of a higher priority for the Kingdom of God. But is that still giving up? Am I making a compromise? Does this just give people the room to tell me 'I told you so?'
When I am at Church, Youth Group, and Campus Ministry I feel like its okay to be there. Its okay to want to be one of those poor but happy people, because those people are fully living in Christ. When I am at the barn in my classes I feel like to know you are successful you have to be willing to do what you need to at all costs. And that makes me sad. I don't want to push people out of my way so I can get to the top first. I want to lift people up, not step on their faces.
I don't know what to do or to think. That fork in the road is still daunting in the distance and everyday it gets a little bit closer.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Pretty cool huh :). So Candace and I went to see if we could take a look at the fresh candy. Sadly they don't give tours because of health reasons. But we did get pictures with the m&m's and smelled the chocolate in the air.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
We had Mac & Manco pizza with Curly's fries for lunch. Yum! So much food! It seems to be a theme ;).
This morning we went to the Amish market with Candace's grandparents to get sprinkles for their cookie making day. We thought something exploded when we walked by this the first time!
Turns out it was just rice cakes lol. Then their grandparents were so sweet and bought me a piece of shoo fly pie. Apparently you can't visit an Amish area without having some. It was yummy.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Today we went shopping at Target, BJ's, The Deptford Mall, Old Navy, Walmart, and Best Buy. And after 12 hours of straight shopping the day was done! Somehow I managed to stay on my feet and going the whole time.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
This morning we went to Mrs. H's condo for breakfast. It was a delicious time. Then we went to Candace's grandparent's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Yum! There was so much food! I literally ate all day long.
When we got back to the house we watched Anchorman. Funny movie :).
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I will also be taking Practical 2 with Michael, Fundamental Theories of Riding with Heather Clark, Integrated Business Perspectives with Cheryl Veronda, and Contemporary Social Issues with Anthony Devincenzo.
With not being able to sign up right away I was really worried that I was going to have a really early morning riding class and class on Friday. But God was there in the planning and I only have one night class and it worked out to where I don't have class on Friday!
I rode Pandourasaurus today for my lesson and it was fun to work on counter cantering. After our lesson we went outside and had a total "Saddle Club" moment and posed for a pic :).
After Candace finished up with her lesson we hit the road and headed to South Jersey to Mullica Hill. I'm so grateful to the Humans for letting me come to their house and invade their family for the Holiday.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
For today I drew Cooper, a chestnut gelding, for my jumping class and Snickers, a black gelding, for my flat class. I haven't ridden either of these horses before so I was excited to watch them go. I was told that Cooper needed a lot of leg and that carrying a crop was a 'yes.' Oh joy.
He totally surprised me though because once we stepped into the ring he was ready to go. We started cantering and kept pressing for a gallop. Go pony go!!! Well he went. We got the 6 stride line in 5 and one of the 5s in 4. He was such a good boy and took those longer distances when I didn't think he would.
Because of our forward round we won first place! :D And apparently my chin strap was "too lose and had ground for disqualification." :/ Yikes! I had no idea. I immediately tightened that puppy up lol. In one way that is kind of a compliment because my round was so good they had to look hard for something that was wrong. Obviously it didn't have an effect on my placing but still. Now I know.
For my flat class I rode Snickers. He looked like a bit of a pokey pony when I watched him go but I just figured I'll put on more leg right? Haha just kidding. For some reason that pony trotted slower than a slug on a hot day. We were just creepin along as all of the other horses wizzed by us. Once we were cantering though it was fine, but that trot I think was our downfall. We still placed fourth though. All in all it was a good day at the show and Centenary came in reserve overall!
My first place cup. :)