Saturday, November 29, 2008


I didn't even know that Denira had tagged me for this until just here it goes...

Go into your pictures folders. Choose your fourth pic folder and then insert the fourth picture from that folder. Write four things about the picture, then tag four friends!

1. This is actually the second picture from my 4th folder because that folder only has 2 pictures.
2. This was taken in the airport in Detroit while my group was waiting for our flight to France!!!
3. That was probably one of the prettiest skies that I have ever seen.
4. I thought I took more pictures (better ones) of this without the window pane and the people in it but apparently I didn't.

Now I tag:

1. Kay Sampson
2. Corrie Bridges
3. Travis Meyers
4.  Melissa Hill

yaaaay...that was random. =]

Monday, November 17, 2008

my odes are catching on...

I lovingly call this Ode de la Maddy...

Presence undeniable when she enters a room
When she's disappointed there's a taunting sense of doom
Tresses fierecely red yet peacefully serene
Resembling a mermaid who piereces the ocean green
Her passion never lacking and a constant loving smile
She'll ask for your life story--it will probably take a while
Never failing to provide some sweet encouragement
She is forcing me to go right now so this is how it ends.


So this blog is an affectionate ode to my dear friend Charlene. She is currently sitting beside me waiting for drama to start, thus my current muse. So here it is in all of its glory: Ode to Charlene.

Hannah Montana shirts and jet black chuckie-t's
Debating her hair color as it tossels in the breeze
Audrey Hepburn purse and a new Blackberry phone
I've known her only a few short months, but my how she has grown
From barely peeking out of her room to a Chi Alpha drama star
I'm throughly convinced that no dream could be too far
Thought provoking chats about her pants being to short
I swear this girl makes me laugh so hard it causes me to snort.

That's right ladies and gentlemen. Charlene. The Ode is almost as goofy as she is. Love ya girl!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Fall has never been more beautiful. I'm sure this has more to do with my ignorance than the actual scenery. I can honestly say that this fall has taken my breath away and I have been completely astounded by God's amazing creation. A Cookeville autumn is truly a gorgeous one. The trees are the most vibrant shades of red and orange and yellow...there's just nothing like it. In fact, these trees have made me question if summer is truly my favorite season...autumn is definitely giving summer a run for it's money. Makes me wonder how long I have been taking God's magnificence for granted. I'm positive that it's nothing new in my life. I'm sure I've always done it and that I do it on a daily basis without even noticing. I mean that's like going into your house and putting up a ton of gorgeous paintings that you worked extremely hard on. After your family comes in, you expect them to make a comment on at least one of them but nope...nothing. You begin to think...okay well they've had a hard day...maybe they'll say something about them tomorrow. The next day goes by--not a word. Weeks...months...even years. Still, no comments come. Nothing good, nothing bad. Nothing. You at least expect someone to say something. Good. Bad. Bragging. Praise. Disgust. Something. Finally, years later, you get a "oh hey that's cool." And while to us it may be to little to late, it thrills God. How amazing is He? All the praise and glory be to Him...He is beyond deserving of it. That's all for now. Byebye and God bless!