Thursday, March 31, 2011

This Is Harder Than I Thought!

So I have been in my apartment for about three almost four weeks now and I feel like I can't seem to get it put together and completly unpacked. There are two boxes that are sitting in the corner of my living room just looking at me, taunting me, daring me to not unpack them. And as of now they are winning! I have a picture in my head of how I want things to look and I can't seem to get it there. I know that in time it will happen and look the way I want it. But as most of you know I am not a very paitent person and I usually want what I want when I say I want it.

I was very lucky that my friend Kammie came over and decorated two of my shelves, they look great! But I still need to get a couch, which I have found but it still hasn't been delivered, my pictures up, maybe a rug, and I think a desk. I honeslty thought that I had done really well and I had most of the things that I was going to need but as I start to think about it I realize that the list of things I need keep getting longer and longer! It's so frustrating!

I was very lucky and my friends and family have given me so many things and a ton of gift cards to help me get prepaired! I truely was spoiled by them on my birthday! I guess on my flex day today there is some shopping to do. As soon as I get things put together I will post pictures.

Good bye for now!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

27 on the 27th

Today I turn 27 and as I always do on my birthday I try to take some time at the end of the day and sit back and reflect on the year I had. As always the year has brought some downs but mainly it has brought a ton of ups! And what I contribute those ups to are the all the amazing people that I am lucky to have in my life. With out them there is no way I would be where I am.

There are so many blessings in my life and I know that I don't appreciate them! I have been blessed with the best family any one could ask for, amazing friends that have been there for me through so many things, I have a job, which is something that many people can not say, and I have been able to be part of the lives of some really cool kids. Of course these are only a small number of the blessings in my life and there are some things that I wish were different but it is on days like these that I realize that I have a pretty great life and that God has a plan for me.

However, there is one thing missing from this years celebration and that is my Grandmother. I was the first grandchild on my dads side and I am one of only two girls. Needless to say I was spoiled by her. She was an amazing woman and I miss her so very much. The only regreat that I have is that I did not spend more time with her. But I do have some of the best memories of her and I feel so lucky to be able to call her my grandmother. I know that one day I will see her again but for now she is looking down on me and helping to protect me.

Last year brought many changes for me but for the most part they were good ones. And this is something that I have not been able to say the last few years. Each year seems to get a bit better and better so I have high hopes for this year. And if you know me for me to have a glass half full perspective about something is a big, no a huge deal! There are all ready so many great things planned for this year that I am really looking forward to and I know that there are things that I can't even imagine coming.

Today I got a chance to spend it in the best way I can imagine, breakfast with my girls and lunch with my family. I really could not have asked for a better birthday!

Well I have done really well at posting on here the last fews days, I am hoping that I am able to keep it up. I guess we will see, I think that I am out of topics for a while.

Good Night for now!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Oh So Elusive Couch

So as you all know by now I have moved out and have an apratment of my own. As soon as I figured out when I was moving I started to slow buy the things that I knew I needed. So by the time the day actually rolled around I had most of the stuff I needed. But there are still a few things that I need to get, mainly pots and pans, which I don't cook a ton so I'm not in a hurry for those, and a couch!

Oh this stupid couch! Where do I even start. I thought that I had a few couches lined up and then those fell through. So I went to Furniture on Consignment and I couldn't find a single one. There was a brown leather sectional I thought about for a few minute or two but when it came down to it wasn't what I had in mind. For now I am stocking Craiglist like a cray person. Each day I log on there and say a small prayer that today will be the day that I actually will find one. Even Andrea is constantly looking for me. The other day we thought we found one, I got excited about it and I think she even did, but then I realized that it was in Abilene. As much as I liked the couch there in no way in you know what that I was going to drive and hour and a half to get a couch. So I guess for now the search continues.

Maybe my issue is that I have a clear idea of what I want but it's just not out there for the amount I can spend. I know that at some point in time I will find the "Perfect" one but it is such a frustrating process. I really just want to find one and get it so I can start having people over.

Well I will keep everyone posted on how this search ends, if it ever does. Sorry this wasn't the most exciting post. Hopefully my next one will be more exciting or at least a little more insightful!

Good Night for now!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Been Way To Long

Wow it has seriously been an extremtly long time since I have been on here. I'm going to try and start updating this more often since I kind of feel like I might be in an interesting part of my life. But before we get to that let me see if I can get your caught up on what has happened over the last year.

I just moved out and into my first apartment earlier this month. I know... I know... I know... It's about time right? My mom has always said I do things my own way and at my own pace. I guess I just wanted to make sure that she was ok, the last few years had been really tough on her. But she is doing so well now. So I made the huge leap and Nikita and I are enjoying our own space. I never thought that I would enjoy it as much as I have. The freedom and the space has been amazing and a little liberating. I have really enjoyed decorating it, while there is still a ton of stuff that I need to get, it is really starting to feel like home.

My brothers are doing really well. Mac is in the process of resigning with the Air Force. He truely loves it and I have to say that at times I'm really jealous that he has found something to do everyday that he loves. There are so many people in the world that can not say that. I may be ones of those. He was a little disapointed that he didn't get called up on the last deployment but my mom and I are both happy that he is home and safe. Jarrett is doing so well in school. He spends so much time studying and I'm so proud to say that it is really paying off for him. He actually just got a 92% on a huge test! I know that one day he is going to be an amazing doctor. My mom is doing really well and I'm beyond proud of her. She actually just joined a bible study at church and I'm hoping that her faith is starting to return to her. She has been working on redoing several of the rooms in her house and they are looking so great. The bigget project is redoing all the wood in the rooms and staining them.

On a heavier note I lost my grandmother in July. It has to be the hardest thing that I have gone through in my 26 years. In the last few years I didn't get to spend as much time with her as I would have liked to. She was a very special women and I know that no matter what I will always be her little princess. What has helped the most is that I know I will see her again one day and I know that she is looking down on me and guiding me through some of my tougher days. She will forever have a special place in my heart!

Other than those few things, things are pretty much the same. Work is still work and I still wonder if it is the place for me and if it's where my calling really is. My friends are still the most amazing women I know. I feel so unworthy of them many days. They really are the best "cheerleaders" that I could ask for and give some of the best pep talks a girl could ask for. The best part has been watching their kids grow up so quickly, I really want to make them stop. However hearing them say Tegan or Auntie Tegan is way cooler than I thought that it could ever be. My family is growing again this year. Last July we got to welcome baby Liam into this world and I have to say he is one of the cutest McCall grandkids out there. And we are waiting for baby Henry to get here in June!

Well that is it for now. Keep checking back here as I will be updating this more frequently than I have the last year.

Bye for now!