Sunday, May 31, 2009

Light show

As I was driving home to Etown tonight from BG, I got to witness probably one of the coolest things ever. I mentioned before that I enjoy thunderstorms. Well one thing that fascinates me about them is lightning. When we hit the road in BG, not even on I-65 yet, you could see a little bit of lightning over the west and to the north. Once we got on the interstate, we were able to see more, and the farther north we drove, the more intense it got. It was one of those times where I wished I wasn't driving because I wanted to sit back and watch. We got to see it all; the entire sky lit up at times, and at others there would be huge, jagged, bright streaks that would hurt your eyes. My favorites though were when you could see clouds silhouetted by the lightning flashing behind it. It was seriously incredible to watch. And it didn't rain at all until the last 10 minutes of the drive, so that made it even better. I thought it was pretty awesome that you could see all of this happening from BG, 76 miles away from the action. Just awesome.

Watching God's creation just blows me away. I know that a lot of people are scared of storms, and they can be really violent, but tonight, I was just amazed at the show He put on for us. It was beautiful, and it did nothing but remind me that our God is an amazing, creative, and powerful being. And He loves us...awesome, right?? :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Toy Story 3!!!!

I found out that Disney/Pixar released the teaser for Toy Story 3 today, which comes out next summer. Did I mention it's in 3D?? I'm pretty excited about this, and am totally ok with the fact that I'll be 23 when it comes out. The link is below...get pumped!! Haha :)

Toy Story 3 teaser trailer!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ahh, summer : )

I have really enjoyed having nothing to do the last couple of weeks since graduation. That's one thing I love about the get to relax and not have many responsibilities. I'm enjoying it while I can since I start dental school in about a month, but that's on a different note. I've been spending most of my time just hanging out with friends and family and sleeping in until about 10 o'clock. I've started running and surprisingly I enjoy it. I'm starting slow, but I want to keep it up so I can get into shape and shed a few pounds. I've also had to start packing my apartment. I'm moving to Louisville next week and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. But anyway, it's summer, so I'm gonna enjoy it while I can. So, what do I enjoy about summer? Allow me to share with you...

Being outside. Day or night, I love it. You've got the sunshine all day and at night, it feels incredible, and there are lightning bugs and crickets and all sort of critters making sounds.

Amusement parks. I love roller coasters. Everything about amusement parks makes me happy- the smells, the sounds, the thrills you get from the it.

Thunderstorms. While I don't particularly enjoy rain for days at a time, I do love it when it storms. Storms are relaxing to me...the rain on the roof, the low rumble of the thunder outside. The best are the kind that last about 20 minutes, blow over, and then the skies are blue again.

The lake. I love the lake. I don't get to go often, but I love when we do. I love riding across the water on a speedboat, I love trying to water ski (trying...haha), and I love just enjoying being out in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. We've got some incredible lakes here in Kentucky.

Camp. I love camp. I worked Centri-Kid 2 summers ago and loved it. I love everything about camp. Serving the kids, getting to know your fellow staffers, serving God with your time, energy, sweat, and everything else you've's incredible.

Free-time. I was thinking back to last summer recently, and while we complained a lot about being bored then, looking back, it was a great summer. We just got to hang out and do nothing...we had a lot of free time. I think since we're such a busy society, we feel like we always have to be doing something. Enjoy the free doesn't come around often.

Time to read. This goes along with free time, but you have so much more time to read than you do any other time, at least while you're still in school. There's time to read for pleasure, and there's time to read for growth. I need to spend more time reading the Word, and that's a goal of mine before I start back to school in July.

There's so much more that I love about summertime, but I'm gonna end it here for now. Hope your summer is off to great start too!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

One awesome weekend

This past weekend was one of the best weekends ever. My best friend Drew got married, and as I mentioned in my last post, it had been a long time coming. I didn't know know exactly what to expect as Allison and I headed down to Paducah on Friday for all of the pre-wedding festivities. I figured it would be stressful and very, very busy. I got part of it right, haha. While we were busy most of the weekend, we surprisingly had a good bit of least the guys did. But it wasn't stressful at all. I'm pretty sure Brittany was one of the calmest brides I've ever seen, and Drew was just wast laid-back Drew. One thing I was sure about however was that this weekend would be very special and very memorable, and I was 100% right about that.

I really enjoyed spending time with Drew on Friday night and Saturday morning before the wedding. All of the guys played basketball after the rehearsal dinner Friday night, and I got to share a room with Drew and our good friend Erik. I really enjoyed that time, just relaxing and enjoying time with our boy before he got married. I'm really grateful that I was able to be a part of their special weekend, and I wouldn't have missed it for anything. Drew has always been a brother to me, and Brittany has always been like a second little sister because she and Allison are so close. Two people couldn't be more right for one another, and I'm so excited to see what God has in store for their new lives together.

There's so much more I wanna say about the weekend but it's really hard to put it all into words. But what can you expect from a great weekend spent with a ton of people that might as well be family?? :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

WKU Alum!!

It finally happened...I'm a college graduate!! There were a lot of emotions running through my head last night as I filed into Diddle Arena with my fellow graduates, and most of em dealt with excitement. It's a really weird but awesome feeling, knowing that I've completed college. It's bittersweet too. I couldn't have done any of it by myself though. God deserves all the glory. It's only because of Him that I made it this far and because of Him that I have a future. I also want to thank all of my family and friends. Without them, it would have been a hard 4 years. Thanks for the encouragement, the hugs, the prayers, and the laughs. :)

But just because I've graduated doesn't mean its over. I start dental school in July, and I've still got all of my friends here at WKU. You guys are the best. I'm gonna miss you in Louisville, but I'm gonna come back and visit as often as I can. :)

And now, for the next big event in my life...Drew and Brittany's wedding. This one's been 6 1/2 years in the making...should be a good time!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Kinda hard to believe it's finally here. It's really exciting but kinda bittersweet too. It's been a great 4 years here in BG and I'm really grateful for all of the memories and friends that I've made in that time. And as scary as the future can be, I'm really excited about moving to Louisville and starting dental school, which by the way I start in just 6 weeks...weird!! God is good and I have Him to thank for a great college experience!! I'll write more about all of this sometime this week, but I just wanted to say...I'm graduating from WKU today!!! :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I get by with a little help from my friends

Let me preface this post with this: I did not start to write this with the intention of it turning sappy. It just happened. And be forewarned, there will probably be at least one other sappy post in the next two weeks; I'm graduating, so it's bound to happen. So I apologize in advance if you hate sappy posts and if they make you sad. You'll just have to suck it up. ;) But seriously, I hate reading them as much you do, but I mean every word of it and I'm not meaning to be sad. And with that, back to the blogging...

These last few days have been awesome.
Who am I kidding, the last 4 years have been awesome. I'm so grateful that God has blessed me with such great friends. Simply said, college would suck without friends. The main reason everyone looks so fondly on their college years is because of the memories they have with their friends. Let's be honest: in 10 years, when someone asks me about my years at WKU, my Biochemistry class will not be at the top of my list of things to discuss. Friends help you discover who you are. They're the reason why you have more all nighters at this point in your life than you ever will again. I have spent hours laughing and joking with friends, and those are times that I wouldn't trade for anything. And friends are even more special when they share the same passions as you. Not only are these people my friends, but they are my brothers and sisters in Christ. Nothing can ever, ever change that. We're lifelong friends, bonded together forever in Christ. I know I won't keep in touch with everyone after graduation, and I know that some of you will be some of my best friends, no matter where we are in life; but ALL of you have impacted my life in some way. Friends for a year, friends for four, it doesn't matter. You are all special and I thank each and every one of you for your friendship, for the laughs, for the love, and for the memories. I love you all.