Sunday, November 30, 2008


So after hanging out with my family for a little bit longer it was time for me to head back to Nashville. So after a little delay due to bad weather I made it back without getting sick! (And it was a very bumpy ride!)

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November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Australia (A Must See)

So this weekend I went and saw the movie Australia and it was the best movie I have seen in a long time. It is definitely on my top 5 favorite movies....I may be a little bias being that I lived there for a few months and love Australia but it was fantastic! It was adventurous and romantic and Brandon Walters (the young boy who plays the role of Nullah) was incredible. The chemistry between Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman is undeniable! Please go see this movie!!!

I want this little boy...he is so cute and did an outstanding performance for his first time!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"

We drove back to Cary today and right when we got home the boys headed to the the NC State game and mom and I started decorating the house for Christmas! after a full day of work we got it all done! It looks great and very cozy. After decorating the house and the wolf pack winning we went and saw the movie Australia! It was soooooo Good!

After we got it all decorated!
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November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Going Green.....Going Shopping!

So today is black Friday and of course the biggest shopping day of the year....but being that we are at the beach and relaxing we took our time before going to the shops! After we all got ready 3 of us had all worn green! After we did some shopping we all went and saw the new James Bond: Quantum of Solace It was so good! I highly recommend it and looking at a good looking man the whole time really helps! Then we all came back and played a very fun game of Poker!

We spiked Kirby's hair into a mohawk while he tried to eat!

I just love him!

All the Green people!
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November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008


It was a beautiful day today for our Thanksgiving feast!

man oh man do I love the beach!

Our beautiful Thanksgiving decorations at the beach.....that's all we had!

Annual family jumping photo shoot!

Oh how I love my Mom!
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November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Topsail Island

Well today, after some shopping at the outlets we headed to the beach for our annual Thanksgiving trip with the Buschbachs.

Each night all the girls did little foot was great!

All our colorful socks!
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November 25, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chop it!

I got my hair cut today! I was getting really bored with the long hair and just needed a change so I cut 8 inches off...kinda scary! but I love it! I also got all my Christmas shopping done today and wrapped so I don't have to bring anything on the plane the next time I fly home! Here are some pictures of the new cut!

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November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008


Well today I got to go home to Raleigh, for Thanksgiving! I am so excited to have a week home and just relax....and eat Turkey! One bonus, I didn't get sick on the plane coming home YAY!

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November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I am in the process of reading through the Bible in one year and I started Exodus today! I really love going through it so far and am enjoying all the history and going back an forth from old testament to new testament!

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November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008


After eating breakfast at the Pancake Pantry we bundled up and heading to Vandy to watch the Vols! We had front row seats, which were awesome.....minus being really close to the cheeleaders who we kinda annoying! But we were on TV and we won so it was a great day! then time to SHOP!

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November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Putt Putt ChadyShack!

My bestas came to visit me today in Nashville and we went out to a great dinner at Mafiaoza although it kinda made a few of us sick after!! Then we went to Christine's broher's house for a putt putt game that they had set up at their house. It was a great idea but it was way too cold! It would have been way more fun n warm weather and if we hadn't been feeling so bad!

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November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

NEED GAS!!!!!!!!!!

So after trying to wait until gas was as cheap as I could find I think I waited a little too long! I got down to one mile before empty and was getting a little nervous about running out! but I made it!!!

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November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yo Yo Yo it's the Remix club!

Today I had a day away and it was so great! I had a long breakfast/lunch with a friend and then got to sit and read and just be alone it was so relaxing and so good! Then I met up with some CPA girls and went to Moe's for dinner before going to the Private school YL club Remix, in which we all dressed up like gangstas! It was a lot of fun!

Me and Cami...Look at that Grill! Love her!

CPA girls! What what!

By far the best outfit! unreal! :)
Betty Ashton

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November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Be Holy!

So today in our staff meeting we started to look at the book of 1 Peter. It had been a while since I had read through 1 Peter and man did we have a great discussion about being holy and what that looked like and what it meant. I'm not sure that we came up with anything spectacular or even really agreed on what it meant to be holy. But it sure did challenge me today in my thought of how I live and that I am in constant need of a reminder of my Savior and His grace and love for me even when I am far from holy. So my challenge to you as well as to myself is to look at how we are living and acting and see if we are truly living a holy life! If you have any insight into what this passage means to you I would love to hear it! Thanks and love yall!

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November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008


Being today was the day after camp I was very sleepy! But praise the Lord that i got to sleep in today! I got to get a few things done around the house and then went to CPA cheerleading practice for a few hours...I just love those girls! Right now CPA is finishing Football season and they are in the playoffs so they are still cheering for football and today basketball cheerleading started as well! On my way to cheerleading the clouds and the sunset were absolutely gorgeous! The picture doesn't give it justice but here it is!

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November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Leaving STC...

Today was a gorgeous day at Sharp Top! But isn't the day you have to leave always pretty?! After a delicious breakfast and quick pack and clean we had a great club followed by lunch and then we hit the road! After a quick nap we made it safely home to Nashville! Thank you for praying for our weekend. God was so great this weekend in building relationships! CPA Young Life is very different and I love it!

Man oh man I just loves these girls!

All of Nashville!

Nashville going crazy!

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November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sharp Top Cove

It was freezing all day long and on and off rain but it was a beautiful day at Sharp Top and we had a great time. After we waited 2 hours to ride the swing it really was awesome! We had a crazy club and a sweet cabin time! Thanks for all your prayers!

It was beautiful...even though it was freezing!


During the Swing! Those faces are priceless!

Emily, Caroline, Carly and Me!
Love these girls!

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November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008


This weekend I will be going to Sharp Top Cove in Jasper, GA with high school kids from all around Nashville. I would love for you to pray with me for these kids and the incredible love story they are about to hear. That it will tear at their heart more than it ever has and that they would hear the Lord say to them that they are loved and pursued by an incredible and incomparable Father, who seeks to be in a relationship with them. Here are the Nashville school going:
Harpeth Hall
CPA (where the girls I'm taking are from)

The buses leaving from Nashville! (After an ordeal with the mall security we were finally able to leave!...with no cars towed!)
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November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pfunky Griddle

Today Alecia and I went with some girls from Quest (shout out to...Liz, Stephanie, Jenn, Rachel and Kaitlyn!) Well the Pfunky Griddle is a place similar to the Melting Pot. The Melting Pot may be a little more classier and more expensive and serve completely different kinds of food, but they are similar in that you cook your own food at your table! Each table has it's own griddle and they give you an unlimited amount of pancake batter and then you get a topping and make your own is super fun! You can also make french toast and eggs and other things but pancakes are of course the most fun because you can make different shapes. Which is exactly what we did! Here are some of our designs!

Alecia's Snowman!

Jenn's enormous pancake I think was suppose to be a lion and then tured out to be an omlet because it was so big!

My heart!

This was my favorite and very hard to's my flower!
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November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CMA Awards

I just love Nashville and Country music! Today was the CMA Awards right downtown... Now being that I don't really make a lot of money I was unable to go but I am starting to save my money for next year so that I can be in attendance. And maybe by then they will see how much of a big deal I am! :) And maybe I can play a little diddy!

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November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bucksnort, TN

So today for our staff meeting we went on a little field trip to a place called Bucksnort, TN (go ahead and get a laugh in...I sure did!) Well A man who own a could thousand acres there wants to build a place for Young Life to use. It is about 45 mins away from Nashville which would be great for day trips with kids or solitude time and what not. But here are some of the pictures of this incredible place!

He added a lake!

The name just kills me!

This is my favorite picture. It is an old house/shed that was on the land and is thought to have been used by Jesse James when he would steal horses and bring them to this area and stay here....pretty cool!

Some of the gorgeous horses on the property!

One of the funniest signs....I mean Alamo of Nashville (that's for you Mo!)

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November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008


So I am starting Young Life at a school..CPA (Christ Presbyterian Academy) that has never had YL there before and man it is harder than I thought! But the Lord is so faithful! Today I got to go to cheerleading practice and hang out with some of the girls....a few nights ago I went out to dinner with some and slowly but surely girls are signing up for camp this coming weekend...Praise Jesus! Please continue to pray with me for camp and for girls at CPA and for YL there...that kids would be interested in coming!

So I took a picture of the school/church as well cause it is huge and really nice but it didn't so much turn out so here is today's...kinda lame but ya know documents my day! This is the sign in the front of the school and church.

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November 10, 2008