My view of an imperfect but wonderful life

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snow snow and more snow! Oh and Recording too

So I meant to put these up the other day, but here are pictures from our Snow Day. They had to cancel church Wednesday night because there was so much snow and the roads weren't safe to drive. Besides, IBC parking lot STILL isn't safe to drive in! They haven't plowed it so it still has about a foot of snow in some places, and people get stuck in the snow and just leave their cars random places! It is rather funny to watch. So Wednesday I had an 8 am class, and we get there and Bro. Mooney starts talking about wanting to have class outside because it was so beautiful and it would just be fun. So he talks for a while then spends the rest of the class period getting everything together to go outside and have "class" it was so much fun! The rest of classes were cancelled for the rest of the day, so everyone just sat around and played games and hung out!

So this week had been leading up to last night. We had our IBC 2009 Live Recording! It was so much fun. But due to a circuit blowing and other random technical problems we had to redo 3 songs and then restart another one. But it still was amazing! And the last song we sang different then we had practiced because everyone just started dancing and worship broke out everywhere! It was so neat. I have pictures, but I will put them up in the next post. So today Aunt Carlene and I slept in and have been just lounging around. We are going to be heading to Cracker Barrel and then to do some shopping! Fun stuff! Keep looking for those pictures!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fun in the Snow!

So today was so much fun!!! It started snowing slightly on Sunday and then it had pretty much melted by Monday, but it started snowing again last night, and now we are possibly getting up to a foot of snow! But, after school today, a few of us decided to go play in the snow! It was so much fun. Here are some pictures we took (plus a few thrown in randomly!)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Belated and New Pictures!! And a New room!

I SO meant to put these pictures up before I left for Indy!!! SO here are pictures from New Years, some from the Acts 2:38 convention and then SURPRISE! LOL I moved into my own room!

No there is nothing going wrong with my roommate (or rather former roommate) and me. But, we had room inspection yesterday and right afterwards, Sister Vonnie (our dorm supervisor) pulled me out into the hallway and told me that there was a room open right down the hallway that 2 girls never showed up to take, and that I was her first choice to take it. I told her to let me think about it, and within about 20 minutes I had talked to Breana, and then to Cheryl and Kristen, and finally told Sis. Vonnie I wanted the room. So within about an hour we had all my stuff moved into the new room!! YAY! LOL So now Breana has her own room (which she just ended up making a huge bed out of both of our beds) and I have my own room. I had to keep the other bed in this room, hence the mattress underneath, but hey, I have a mattress for someone to sleep on when I get visitors! My luggage also fits under there, and I have TWO closets not just the one side!! YAY!!! My clothes fit so much better now!!! I am so proud! LOL There was an old couch floating around and it had been moved downstairs, so I took it (with approval from Sis. Vonnie of course) and covered it with my extra set of sheets and now I have a couch! Yay! lol I am ready to roll! It is so nice having this much room! There is a rug here that I am considering using! Hopefully it will work out because it would be so nice to have a rug instead of cold floor! Well I will continue to keep you updated on my IBC life!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Friends are Amazing

Friend: 1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have...
"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice." - Samuel Johnston
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost." - Charles Caleb Colton
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

"Why so many quotes?" you ask??? "Why not?" I say! I could not just pick ONE out of so many that seem to represent my friendships! I have been blessed with so many wonderful friends! I am so thankful that I have friends that are always willing to be there for me and friends that I can just be myself with. I have so very many friends to talk about but the main ones that I have been missing being around lately have been Nicole, Sarah, and Bekki. Mainly Nicole and Sarah (I know Bekki wouldn't be offended by my saying this because she and I recently had this conversation)

Sarah Ann (without the "e") dropped into my life about 6 or 7 years ago. It all started at a Youth convention. We got each other's home addresses and began corresponding through snail mail! That went on until Sarah finally moved up in the world and got email! Then we became "email" pals! Lol After so long I got her number to call and wish her congrats on graduating and then we became phone/text pals and finally the best of friends!!! I honestly don't remember when our relationship moved to the kindred spirit mode (LOL like when we became SARICA!)... but it did and I thank God for her!!!

Nicole Renee, on the other hand, I met more recently. About 4 years ago I think. I had heard a lot about her from Sarah and knew most things that only a little sister would be able to say about a big sister! Lol! I saw her a lot at conferences and just LOVED being around her and Sarah. We finally exchanged numbers when I stayed at their house when I went to Fresno for Women's Retreat (free ride thanks to my mom and grandma the She-Elder!) Ever since then it all took off like a rocket.

There is no one in this world like those two girls! They have been like sisters to me. I would SO CLAIM THEM if anyone ever asked!!! My said I was their twin... lol I totally saw that... I mean they are short and dark and drop dead gorgeous and I am tall and gangly and WHITE! LOL but I mean sure I look just like them!! Life is never a bore with them around and I miss them SO VERY MUCH :(

Bekki on the other other hand (how many hands can one person have?) I have known for years lol. I just never really got CLOSE til this past year. I have never met anyone like her either. It is scary but wonderful how much alike we are!!! Of course one major difference is our food preferences! I eat meat, she doesn't... plain and simple!

Now I am not saying that all my other friends mean nothing to me!!! You all mean the world to me!!! These three are just my sisters from other families! Love everyone!!!

So here are some wonderful pictures of us! Memories!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Cousin is a Hacker! LOL

So I had been planning on posting soon... I have been so busy with school that I haven't taken time to post in a few days. SO before I decide to post I check my email and realize that I am getting comments for a blog that I didn't post and didn't remember the title for... Strange LOL Then I look and I immediately begin laughing because of all people Jarron decided to post on MY blog! LOL So cousin... stick to your own blog please or I will be forced to change my password on you lol! But hey it gave me entertainment! LOL Oh and by the way I never sign my name as ERM on my blogs silly... sigh I miss my cousins!!

So This week has been so fun... and COLD!!! Tuesday was the ice-skating social and I was kicking myself because I brought my camera, but I forgot the memory card! UGH! So I will try to get some pictures from friends up here for you! Classes have been so wonderful I have a really good feeling about this semester. So back to the temperature... I hadn't really remembered how cold it could get here in Indiana til I walked outside Tuesday night. It was about 14* out! Then when I thought that was bad??? I went out last night for church and it was 10* and about 75% of the church attendees last night were IBC students! LOL we are faithful! And THEN this morning I walked out and it was -2* WOW!!! Talk about cold! But at least there is snow on the ground! I can't imagine it being this cold without snow lol I am sure there will be times that there won't be snow, but for now I am happy! LOL. So I am just trying to stay warm! Other than that all is well. God is good and already moving in IBC chapels and prayer meetings! I am still on the job look out although I have applied a few places, once again keep me in your prayers!

My Favorite Cousin of All

Not only is he dashingly handsome, but his intelligence supercedes the average. His winning/charming personality will sweep any beautiful girl off her feet. He is a very wise individual. And did I forget to mention DASHING??? Oh yes, very dashing. Not only is he working at this time toward achieving a bachelor’s degree in the study of Business, but also he is currently working for Starbucks Corporation and could quite possibly be a contender for the “Most Outstanding Barista” position. He also is quite debonair. Did I forget to mention dashing? In fact, a recent study showed that 9.75 beautiful girls out of 10 find him irresistible.

Yes I am speaking of the one and only Jarron Brown. I’m so proud to have him as my cousin. Mere words could not begin to express my deep love and sincere adoration for this my favorite cousin of all – Jarron Dale Brown.
(If you would like to meet this incredible guy, get in touch with me as soon as possible before he gets taken.)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Contemplating some things

Well today's service was so so so good. It made me think... What do I really want and expect in this year? Bekki and I were talking about commitments and committing. It seems like we let go of the things that should mean the most to us. I know that I have made a resolution to read the Bible through this year, but I didn't really COMMIT to anything else. Why is it that the MOMENT you make a decision to do something your flesh IMMEDIATELY tries to fight against you? When you say to yourself "I should fast" you become hungry! LOL That happens to me all the time! But I forget what is most important in life sometimes, my walk with God and my family. Other than that... What do I have to lose? Friends? Sure, I need those and I absolutely appreciate the ones that I do have, but where would I be without God? I wouldn't even have those same friends if it weren't for the intervention of God. He put us in each other's paths for a purpose and I am so thankful.

I am not even sure if this song goes with what I previously said, but that topic has been heavily on my mind today, and this song has been in my heart (may not be the exact wording sorry!), so here goes.

I’ve had some bad days
And I’ve had hills to climb.
I’ve known some sad days and a weary mile.
Yet when I look about and think these things all out,
All of the good days, outweigh the bad days.
I can’t complain.

My God is so good to me so very good to me.
More than this world could be.
He’s so good to me.
His spirit came to me and gave me victory.
God is so good to me, I can’t complain.

Sometimes those clouds hang low.
I’d like to see them go.
And I ask the question, oh Lord.
Why so much pain,
But He knows what’s best for me, although I cannot see,
God is good to me, I can’t complain.

Oh my God is so good to me so very good to me.
More than this world could be.
He’s so good to me.
His spirit came to me and gave me victory.
God is so good to me, I can’t complain.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Already Back in Indy!

Wow this last week has passed so fast! I had so much fun being in California! I am blessed with such wonderful family and such amazing friends! My last night there we had some friends and family drop by and we had yummy-ness everywhere! LOL my mom made chicken spaghetti, green beans, and blueberry pie! Then Jenn brought over some brownies! It was so much fun!

Yesterday morning was a little hectic. I woke up first around 7 to try something on that my mom had fixed, then I got up around 8 something to get everything together. My mom made a wonderful breakfast for us, then made us lunch to take with us. Then she took us to the airport around 10:30 (we dropped by my dad's work to say goodbye first) and our plane took off around 11:40. When we landed in Houston I honestly wanted to kiss the ground. Our flight was like a roller coaster. I came off the seat once or twice because it was bouncing so much! LOL there was much praying going on! Houston was pretty nice, we just sat around waiting for the plane. I took care of a problem with my phone, and the boys just read or played sudoku. The flight actually took off earlier than expected and got into Indianapolis 15 minutes early. Then we waited for a friend to come pick us up. And finally.... finally we were back at the dorms! Aww dorm sweet dorm!

My roommate won't be here for about a week still so it was a little lonely in my room lol! I kept hearing noises! AAAA!!!! But I am alive and well today! I have just been hanging out saying hi and having fun! Cheryl and I are going to go to Walmart after dinner because I need some things that I forgot I didn't have. Tomorrow is our first Sunday back, so everyone will prob be there, then Monday schools starts! Yay! And then I am going to start looking seriously for a job. I have never needed the money so bad as I do now! Hate that money is so important for the world to continue moving!! At least that is what it feels like sometimes! Well! Here goes nothing! Back into the job world lol! Keep me in your prayers! I already miss everyone!