Tuesday, January 8, 2008


You guys, I just waned to mention a lil story that happened on the way up here...we'd stopped at Popeye's for some food and Shaughnessy and I needed to use the restroom. This goes to show you how awesome and hilariously intelligent Shaughnessy is. She pranced into the bathroom, actually she was strutting like a man. You know, that shoulder dipping swagger they all have? Well, we shut the door, she marches over to the toilet paper dispenser and very primly drapes it all around the seat before launching herself up onto it!!!! THEN...as if THAT wasn't awesome enough, she got off, flushed with her foot, washed her hands, left the water running, and grabbed some paper towels to shut the water off with, and asked if I was ready. I was a little awestruck. That was the first time I'd ever seen her act like such an adult. But it was NOT the last!!! I'll give more details later (and more pictures) , but for now, I'm gonna hit the sack!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

First Two Days

Hello everyone!!! I'm all settled in here now for the most part! It's SO beautiful here in the mountains!!! The trees are just like the ones in Lufkin!!!! The house sets above all the others on the side of the mountain and in the mornings, you see the distant mountains and beautiful land!!!! I spent all day yesterday unpacking, and today I plan on going for a brisk walk at least, then enjoying the day with my family. Yesterday, I was awakened the best way ever...to those of you who have loving four year olds, you'll probably know how I felt. Shaughnessy (my little cousin) was standing over me gently petting my shoulder and said "Good morning" sweetly and with a big smile. Then she leaned over me and said "I love you" with a great big hug. Talk about a great wake-up call!! This was around 9:30 and she'd apparently been calling her parents to ask when she could wake me up. She couldn't wait! She told me on the way up here, "Are you going to stay the night?"
"Yes, probably many nights."

"Nineteen nights?"

"Yep. More."

"28 nights?"


"NINETY NINE nights!!!???"

"Probably so."

To this, she answered with a big gasping smile!!

Then she said that I would be like her big sister!!!! She's the smartest, sweetest little one I know!!!

Continue to pray for me, I have had enough time to feel a little homesick! BY THE WAY...MY CELL GETS NO SIGNAL UP HERE, SO YOU'LL HAVE TO CALL THE HOUSE!!! FELICIA, MY FAMILY, WILL, AND IAN HAVE MY NUMBER!!!! Just until I get a new cell.Love y'all!!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Goodbye For Now

Hi everyone, I'm just posting to let those of you who I may not see know that I'm moving tomorrow. It was almost a spur of the moment thing, but I'm going to stay with my Aunt Cathy in McAlester for a while. I have no idea how long I'll be gone, but it'll be at LEAST a few months. I'm going to come back to Wichita Falls, it's my home, but I need a little change, and there are some things there I feel I can learn to help me in the future. Love y'all, don't forget to pray for me!!!!