Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5 Things

Five things, real quick.

1. I don't understand why, at an age of prime baby-making ability (I'm 21), I'm not married. To a hot person who works outside and has a farmer's tan and substantial muscles. ????? Why, God, why? Didn't You create women to get married and have babies?

2. I just want some bacon. I haven't had any in 4 months. Healthy food is for the birds. (The baby's dad has a weak heart and therefore has to eat really, really healthy so there's only healthy food in the house). (I'm a live-in nanny, btw, not a baby-mama). Thankfully, I'll be visiting home for two weeks where I'll have a world of carbs, pork fat, and fried things at my finger tips. Ahhh... Carolina on my mind.

3. I can't decide whether or not to go to UNT in the fall. Lord, answer!

4. Texas is beautiful in the springtime!

5. I locked myself out of the house yesterday and tried to break in with a bobby pin, a teeny tiny wrench, and several Youtube tutorials. I was unsuccessful so sat by the pool for two hours. Thankfully I was already in my baiting suit. ✓

Monday, May 13, 2013

Long time, no see

I haven't posted in over 3 months! I am a horrible blogger... 

I'm thinking about doing an update on what I've been doing the past 3 months, but that's kinda a daunting task seeing as how that's a lot of time to catch up on. I feel like once I get that over with I'll be able to start blogging with a clear conscience again, though. 

We'll see...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

1st week in texas

i've been in texas a week now and it's already proving itself to be a life-changing experience. even though it's hard to be away from home, i'm glad i stepped out of my comfort zone and am challenging myself. i think i'll be able to look back on this time and see that it made me a better person. you just don't grow when you stay sheltered and cooped up with all things familiar and easy and i'm glad i'm realizing that. 
anyway, i came out here not knowing anyone except for two middle-aged people and a baby. i still haven't met anyone that i see myself becoming great friends with, but i've been introduced to some really great people. i just don't know how to meet people on my own and find friends. i went to a super bowl party tonight for a singles' group from a church i visited but i didn't really connect with anyone and don't really have a desire to go back to that church haha. they all seemed like people who don't know how to enjoy a beer and say a cuss word or two when they're mad. you know what i mean? i really like people who are real and, while they love God and try to live lives that honor Him, still show their human side and leave their faults on the table. that kinda sounds like i'm talking about people who use God's grace as a license to sin, but that's not what i mean, i just don't know how else to explain it. these people just seemed too perfect. haha, i mean, good for them. that's great, but i guess i just can't really identify with that.

anyone moved to a town where you didn't know anyone? how did you meet people?

here's a little re-cap of my 1st week here...

this was at lake grapevine. mrs. g took me here and we strolled around the lake. it was really peaceful.

random selfie... basking in the warm texan sun.

cool story: the baby had her newborn photos done on monday and the photographer happened to be near my age and offered to hang out! we went walking around this place. not sure what it was... it was next to a dump and had random trails and this cabin on it haha. it was nice to hang out with a person my age. even though, again, she's not someone i see myself becoming bffs with, she was really sweet and i enjoyed her company.

an armadillo! it was jumping. terrifying. 

there was a pretty river there.

riding solo, as usual. this is what i do when i have nothing else to do: turn off my gps, get lost for a few hours, listen to country music, turn gps back on, go home. 

stumbled upon the texas motor speedway during one of my drives. hey, hey. 

found this awesome trail! it's near my favorite little western town and is out in the middle of some beautiful texas country! i went running here.


pretty views on my run. 

that's all for now. hopefully i'll have some adventure to share soon!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

i'm still here!

i'm a terrible blogger!!! waaaaa!

i've been busy. moving is quite an event. i haven't forgotten about my little old blog though and if there's one, just oneeee person who reads my blog, just you know that i'm going to update specifically for you. i'll let you know what i've been up to my first week in dallas, as soon as that week is over! 

love you, world. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


i'm moving from my beloved south carolina to DALLAS, TX in exactly one week and two days. i have never lived in another city, much less another state, ever. i've always been a stone's throw away from my parents and siblings. this is huge for me, people. i accepted a job as a nanny for some friends and their adorable daughter who is only a week old. she's precious and i couldn't be more excited or honored!
life is so unexpected. i never would have guessed that i'd wind up living in texas, especially as a nanny, of all things... i always saw myself doing art in europe when i was in highschool. i've always had a knack for the artistic side of things and have always been obsessed with europe, too. then when i decided to go to college after all, i started thinking about law school or a government job because, during a major identity crisis, i randomly majored in political science. i quickly realized that i was too much of a free-spirit to restrict myself to a desk job so left school and am now basically a gypsy... haha. 
that's the great thing about life though, i guess. you just kind of have to roll with the punches and laugh at yourself. 
it'll be interesting to see where i end up/what i'll be doing in a year from now. i want to start a business, travel, get married, and have a huge garden. not in that order and not this year, but there's my bucket list. ;)  

i started this post as a phone pic catch-up and ended up telling you my life haha.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

meet puppy the spitz

hi. i'm a fluffy ball of love and the newest addition to the family. i don't have a name yet but you can call me 'puppy'. 
i'm really, really tiny and cute. 

i love to cuddle when it's cold out.

and exploring is my favorite activity...

besides chewing on things, of course.

oh, and eating too!

and when i'm done eating i get very sleepy...

in a nutshell, i'm just altogether the cutest thing you've seen.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

nye pictures

well, this is embarrassing. i'm terrible at documenting my life via pictures - i always forget to take them! i took all of 5 pictures at my nye party and only 2 of them weren't blurry haha. i guess i have an excuse because i was busy running around playing hostess. i barely even remember the night because i was getting firewood, setting food out, opening bottles, handing out champagne glasses, etc etc etc and barely sat down. not a huge fan of hosting parties so i'm not sure why i do it. i'd rather just go somewhere and let someone else do the work haha.

lights in the fig tree + my man and me with my cousin and his girlfriend, who drove down from atlanta to celebrate with us. love them! i also love taking pictures with them because they make my 5 feet and 8 inches look short.

hope everyone's year has gotten off on the right foot. 
lots of love! xoxo