Thursday, January 21, 2010

One thing I have been thinking about a lot this week is WHEN THE HECK AM I GONNA GET MARRIED! haha But seriously. I was talking with one of my good friends the other day about how much we have the desire to be married. It can be hard sometimes seeing all my friends getting married and even having children. I mean don't get me wrong I am so excited for them and love them dearly but sometimes I just wonder...when is it gonna be my turn?

As I pray about it and talk to the Lord about it I realize that God has it all planned out. So here is me not "worrying" about it anymore. One day (and it could be next year or 15 years from now) we will find each other and it will be wonderful because it will be all in God's perfect timing :). I have learned over the last year or so to be content. And I have to say I am! Of course part of me is like PLEASE Lord let it be before I'm 30 haha but I'm ok if its later then that. I'm just gonna continue to grow in my relationship with the Lord and pray for my future husband daily!

Monday, January 18, 2010

So this weekend was such a great one :) I got to visit one of my very best friends Whitney McConathy. It was so fun to get to see her and hang out with her for a day. I have missed seeing her on a regular basis. I talk to her pretty often so we are all up to date on what is going on in our lives but it was good just to see her! Such a great time. I have some stories to tell.

Story #1: So we (me Kaylie and Whitney) decided that we would eat at the Cheesecake Factory! We get there, sit down, and then they give us the menus! was 20 pages long. Oh my goodness. So I'm a super indecisive person. The worst thing you can do is give me a a 20 page menu haha. I think it took us over 20 minutes to decide on something to eat! But it was all very yummy!

Story #2: So I admit it...and anyone who knows me knows that I have a huge obsession with shoes. I saw DSW and Whitney asked me what it was. I told her its only one of the best shoe stores on the planet!! She said well lets go I need some rain boots. I told her no. I told her it would not be good if I went in there....and it wasn't I bought two pairs of shoes (that I later had to confess to Jimmy). I had three in my hands but I was strong enough to put one back! My name is Cassie and I'm a shoeaholic!

Story #3: So I am directionally challenged! And as I was driving back from Tulsa I kind of went to Joplin :/....I know, I know, its really sad. So I basically took us way, way out of the way. It took us an extra hour and 15 min to get home! Sorry Kaylie

Story #4: While I was traveling through Bella Vista. I got pulled over by a cop. And I did better then I thought I would do...there was no crying!! It was pretty stupid too because I wasn't speeding or anything. What happened was a cop had stopped another car and then a second cop car went behind them. I was trying to get over to the left lane but couldn't, so I slowed down and just kept on going. And then looked back and the cop had his lights on behind me. Oh boy! So the reason he stopped me was because I didn't yield to the police officers on the side of the road. I politely told him that I tried to get over but I couldn't so I just slowed down and continued. I guess he saw that I had never been stopped before so he just let me go :) so I'm still ticket free!!

All those adventures happened one day! But it was all worth it. I love you Whitney and I'm so glad we got to meet up. Next months visit is going to be even better!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

So my eyes are starting to get better. They are not even close to looking normal but progress people, we have progress! And no...I am not turning into a vampire!! This week has been a good one so far. American Idol started on Tuesday and it was pretty sad how excited I got about that haha. This season is especially special to me because this summer I tried out for American Idol! I didn't get to see the judges but I did sing for producers twice. It was such an awesome experience that I got to spend with two of my best friends. So when Dallas auditions come up look for me!

So the verse that I have been focusing on this week is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." Proverbs 3:5-6 I have found this verse to be so challenging this week. I mean, do I trust in the Lord? Of course I do. But I realized that I also think I can do a lot of things on my own. There are times, more then I would like, where I don't even call out to the Lord to help me because I feel I have it all under control. And the fact of the matter is I don't. I don't want control I want the Lord to have complete and total control of every situation and every decision. There is no going wrong with that! And like one of my friends said earlier this week we need to lose control . I mean we see all these books talking about take control of your life. It makes it all about you. And they make you think it's all up to you to turn you life around....WAY OFF!! So something that I'm working on is losing control and giving it all to God. EVERYTHING.


Monday, January 11, 2010

So I enjoyed my extra time off from work! One of the perks of working in the schools :) The snow was beautiful until I realized it meant me stuck at home with nowhere to go (see I'm kind of a chicken about driving in snow) It wasn't too bad since I decided to stay at my parents house with my family! I really enjoyed that time with them :).

I started to get sick on Thursday and by Friday I was pretty horrible. :/ I had either some kind of stomach virus or food poisoning. I threw up so much and so hard that I popped blood vessels in my eyes and face...I look pretty scary. But since I was at my parents house my mom took care of me!! It was much better then being at my apartment by myself.

So I'm back at work today. I hope the students are good since they will just be coming back from their 3 week break!

Oh and for the best news of the week. My friends Chris and Leslie Johnson are going to have baby. YAY

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So I am so blessed. I was just thinking over 2009 and realized how great I have it. I mean I have a wonderful family that loves and supports. I have a wonderful group of friends who mean the world for me. And the organization I work for is amazing.
I mean of course 2009 had its ups and downs just like every year. There were some days where I felt nothing was going right. And then there were days like the one I had recently where I got to spend a whole day with my wonderful cousin Sarah!!
So many things happend in 2009...American Idol Auditions, friends having beautiful babies, making wonderful friends that I know I will have for life, trying to give up coffee (yeah that didn't work), some of my very best friends getting married! There were also things that happened that are sad to think about like my cousin Hannah who died in a car accident this summer. And people that I love dearly moving away.
As I think back on 2009 I realize that no matter what has happened God is amazing and he has a plan for my life. I'm looking forward to what 2010 has to hold.

Im a blogger

So everyone seems to be getting a blog, so I thought....why not! Honestly I don't really know what I am going to write about. I don't really consider myself a creative person. Ex: my co-workers named my blog haha. Well about the only thing on my mind right now is how the weather is CRAZY cold! Thursday and Friday we are suppose to be in the negatives. I have never experienced that before. And I'm a little excited for more snow. I love snow I just don't like driving in it.
And for the sad news. My very good friends Adam and Kimber Ricks are going moving today. Sad Day I know! I wish Adam the best of luck at Seminary! North Carolina is lucky. I will miss you guys.