I've been feeling a little more appreciative of the people around me. 

Braison discovered my grandmas homemade chocolate gravy. He likes it. 

Haven beat me at my own game. Uno. 

I got a fortune cookie that could be either very good or very bad, you choose.

Tonia and I are obsessed with Pinterest. This is one of the ideas we got from there. Cute, huh?

I found an old songbook at church. 

I have taken up knitting. My scarf is a lot longer than this now. :)

We took our annual "back to school shopping" family weekend at Branson.

I'm ready to go back to school. 

Things That Irritate Me

1.People who can't drive. I inherited a horrible condition from my dad. Road Rage.  I absolutely cannot stand it when people are careless or stupid when they drive. If you can't drive, just get off the road. 
2.Voicemails. Okay, you called me. I see that I have a missed call. I will call you back if I feel like it. Otherwise, leave me alone. I hate to check my voicemail ever and the little red badge gets on my nerves. 
3.Saying "literally" when you obviously mean "figuratively." Really? You literally waited forever? That's funny, because you're here telling me this story right now, not waiting. I'm convinced half of the US population has no idea what the word literally even means. 
4.Jersey Shore. I don't even need to explain this one. They're all idiots. 
5.You're, Your, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two. If you have passed the 5th grade, you should know how to correctly the different variations of these words. It's really not that hard. 
6.LSU Fans. Meh. 
7.Cryptic Facebook Statuses. Examples: "I'm done." "Wondering what happened...." "is so confused." 
8.People who comment on cryptic facebook statuses. If you would stop giving them attention then they'd stop posting them. Don't comment saying "What's wrong?" You're just encouraging them. 
9.Putting gas in my car. I hate pumping my own gas. Gas stations are so sketch and the weather is always miserable when I need gas. I would be more than willing to pay more if someone could just deliver gas to my house and put it in my car. 
10.Crying kids in church. If your child already cries and screams 23 hours out of the day, do you really think they are going to be able to sit through church? No. Why would you not just take your child to the nursery anyways? Sheesh. 
11.Mothers with no job who sit on facebook all day. Stay at home moms are totally cool. But the one's who sit on facebook all day and post a status everyday hour, you should seriously consider getting a life. 

First comes love then comes.... Marriage?

I'm feeling a little left out right now. I'm feeling a little bit confused. I'm feeling a little bit like I'm the odd one out with a differing opinion from everyone else. The thing is, I have never been the girl who was attached to a boy and couldn't picture my life without him. Sure, I have had guys I liked and I kept them around for a while but the whole marriage and kids thing never did appeal to me. I never did say "When I grow up, I just want to be a mommy." No. I want a career, I want my own money, I want to be successful, I want to prove certain things to myself. The thought of relying on a man and staying at home all day never was my cup of tea. But here, here, the only thing girls want is to be married. To find a man, to major in early childhood education, to graduate, to marry the summer after they graduate, and have children. Then be a stay at home mom. I just don't understand what the rush is. Whatever happened to establishing yourself in the world? What happened to traveling and experiencing new things? How do you even learn to be independent if you jump from parents support to marriage? Don't get me wrong, marriage would be nice someday. Kids would be nice someday. But right now, I want to figure out who I am and what I want. I want to go to school, get an education, and have my dream job. I want to live on my own for a while. I want to experience life to the fullest before I jump into marriage. Because marriage is forever. Forever is a long time. I still feel weird. Maybe I'm not a true girl at heart because I'm not already setting a wedding date or learning how to cook and clean so I can please my husband someday. Oh well.