Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Friday

Look who I get to go play with today!


Let me just tell you something about me and Josh. When I first started working out with Angel (his mommy) he liked me and found me fascinating but would NOT want me to hold him or anything. He would cry if his mom left him in the room with me. And no I didnt take it personally hes just one of those babies. But NOW is a whole other story, he just loves me to pieces as I love him to pieces. Yesterday we played on the floor and no tears were shed even when mommy left the room. I would say we are making progress. Once Angel saw how well we were playing together she said it was nice to know if something comes up she finally has someone in Charleston who isn't family who could watch Josh. I'd say that is def a good thing. :) So today I will go play with little Josh oh and workout too! haha Angel and I worked out HARD yesterday. We beat the HECK out of Bob. I should take a picture of bob. Everyone always thinks hes a real person. Sorry I do not physically beat up people.

Anyways, Hope you all are having a great Friday and enjoy your weekend.

<3 Sara

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4: 6-7

much better... God provides :)

Happy Wednesday!

<3 Sara


I am so frustrated here today at work. I have this HUGE program that I use here in the library and its on a network. WELL the network is going away... So my old process for uploading cd's onto the OLD network was simple. 1. put into the cd or dvd drive 2. click an icon 3. wait for it to copy 4. tell the dude and he did whatever he did. WELL that part 4 is no longer the dudes deal its MINE! So he comes in my office yesterday to tell/show me how to do part 1 of number 4. HAH he was the WORST teacher... I was WAY confused and he was like oh its simple you can do it. Well I put it off yesterday because just the THOUGHT of it stressed me out. SO today it must be done... I hope I don't screw up but at the same time his instructions were HORRIBLE. Just pray I get this done. I have been praying my butt off about this and im feeling a little more comfortable. But still.... I understand not all people are meant to "teach" but dang he was SO hard to follow. I kept saying " so what your saying is this...?" then he would go on a spiel about something else. ok so enough of my rant/prayer request. Just please pray that I can get this done and done correctly. And if I don't let him "teach" me more accurately next time.

<3 Sara

PS Happy Wednesday!! 1 week and 1 day until I leave for NYC! SO ready for this trip.... work has been stressing me out!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend Wrap-up

Well another weekend has come and gone. Why must they come and go SO quickly? I feel like life needs to S-L-O-W down!

Friday night I went out with Angel to Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant. Its a theater where you eat/drink and watch the movie at the same time. Overall the food was good. I got a chicken sandwich and some fries, Angel got some special pizza. The only thing is I didn't like the seats not so comfortable! But thats ok! Its one of those places you go SOMETIMES! It was my first time there and im sure ill go back sometime in the future.

We saw the movie "It's Complicate". Such a good movie, definitely not a movie guys would like. At least I wouldn't think they would like it. Angel and I laughed A LOT! So go see it if you are looking for a funny girly movie.

Saturday I took Kodie to the vet just for some shots. Saw someone there who I just did not want to see. Then I went to my parents house and hung out there for a bit. Krystal, Mom and myself went a couple of places then to the Tanger. We got some new shoes the SAME shoes lol for our NYC trip. We are both getting so excited. And Dad is giving us some money for our Hotel (thanks daddy :) I really do appreciate it) So that was exciting too! We have our trip pretty much planned out and we are going to have a LOT to accomplish in like 2 days. As soon as we get there the fun starts. Then i went to the grocery store Bilo had a lot of good sales. Then Kelly and I went to our fave place Kicken Chicken! We were there 5 hours! SUCH a good time. We ended up with 2 guys at our table. Def not dating material but just cool guys to chat with.

Today I didn't do very much. Stayed home for awhile. Went to my grandmothers house and had lunch with them. Then I went to my parents house and spent some QT with them. Mom did my taxes which i'm really excited about. Not getting a LOT of money back but I could def use the money. Tonight im just hanging out. Watching Gilmore Girls im finally to season 4 out of 7. Theres a major storm coming our way it feels AMAZING outside so breezy.

Anywho I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!

<3 Sara

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday 5

So I was checking out one of my favorite blogs Jennas Jargon and she was participating in Friday 5 which is actually started on THIS blog! So I thought I would join in on the fun since work is very slow!


1. What is better, growing old with out money or dying young and wealthy?
As long as I am happy when im old and poor then that would be my answer. I dont want to be young and wealthy but be completely miserable. NOT WORTH IT!

2. Who takes out the garbage at your house?
Most of the time I take out the trash but on ocassion Kelly will shock me and take out the trash. Most of the time its too heavy for her.

3. Have you ever had the same dream many times?
I have re-occuring nightmares about tornados. Never the SAME one but always including a Tornado. BTW I have NEVER seen a Tornado.

4. Can you play a musical instrument?

5. If you owned your own store, what would you sell?
Cutesy girly things! Lots of polka dots and stripes and fun colors and patterns. No idea what the actual product would be though.

<3 Sara

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 Handbook

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18.... Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40. Share this with everyone you know

<3 Sara





NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I have NEVER been to New York City ever! I have hardly been up North. 3 years ago I did go to Missouri for Thanksgiving but thats as far North I have been. And we did NOTHING touristy so it hardly counts. Anywho, my sister Krystal asked me to go on vacation with her and we decided NYC was the destination! We will be going in 2 weeks!!! We plan to stay around Manhattan, go to Times Square, Walk around central park, go to FAO Shwartz ( I so butchered that spelling), Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center, Maybe Empire State building etc! We will only be there a couple of days so we basically won't sleep in order to see EVERYTHING in 2 whole days. We get there on a Thursday evening and leave Sunday morning. short trip but it will be fun! Im going to see if we can get tickets to go to one of the late shows or Saturday night live or SOMETHING cool like that. We shall see!!!

CAN'T WAIT! Although, I will miss my Kodeman a lot but his grandparents will be babysitting :)

<3 Sara

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Get to know ME

2010 Edition of getting to know your friends and family

Welcome to the 2010 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do: Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then, send this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. Some of you may get this several times; that means you have lots of friends.
The easiest way to do it is to hit 'forward' so you can change the answers or copy and paste. Have fun and be truthful!

1. WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION RIGHT NOW? Hard to explain but its a bunch of Admin work


3. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? the humming the copier makes at work. Rather peaceful today

4. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING THAT YOU ATE? Currently eating my lunch. Mac N Cheese with Broc


6. LAST PERSON YOU SPOKE TO ON THE PHONE? A girl who needed Drawings



9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH ON TV? Dont really like to watch sports but Football is entertaining sometimes.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK? Not sure... maybe Sprite

11. HAVE YOU EVER DYED YOUR HAIR? Yes not doing that again anytime soon

12. FAVORITE FOOD? French Fries

13. WHAT IS THE LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Some movie Kelly rented Forgot the name but it was very good


15. HOW DO YOU VENT ANGER? I find someone who will listen



18. CHERRIES OR BLUEBERRIES? Strawberries lol

19. DO YOU WANT YOUR FRIENDS TO E-MAIL YOU BACK? its a blog it doesn't matter



22. LIVING SITUATION? Living in an Apartment with Kelly and our 2 dogs

23. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I have no idea its been awhile



26. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? Went to The Wild Olive for Melanies Birthday! SO much fun!!! Expensive though!

27. WHAT ARE YOU MOST AFRAID OF? getting hurt in any way






33. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? Roses I know so typical


<3 Sara

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Harper

OK so its really a happy Belated Birthday to Harper. Her mom Kelly did a post with a video her husband made. Oh my gosh as soon as it gets to when Harper opened her eyes for the very first time I cried. Im sure everyone who has read the blog for the last year did too. Just wanted to share!

happy monday people!!

<3 Sara

Sunday, January 17, 2010

3 day weekend

I love 3 day weekends!! Thank you Martin Luther King for Monday off!

Friday didn't do too much. Hung out with Angel after work but nothing after that.

Saturday mom and I got up real early and left for Myrtle Beach at 7:30. It was just us good mommy daughter time! I enjoyed it a lot. We did some power shopping and got some really good buys. The shopping up there is SO much better than Charleston. Plus they have different stores. If I had more money the QVC store would have been my place. They had a TON of stuff especially purses. :)

Today I went to church then Costco with mom and dad. Typical Sunday morning :) Then I came home and had to clean up dog poo from ALL OVER my bathroom. He likes to poop and walk in it.... I am NOT a fan of this action. Then we went out to Kiawah to Carolina Girls (kellys weekend job) and got some Vera Bradley. She gets a discount and she got me the CUTEST wallet I can pretty much use it as a clutch. SO cute! We got Starbucks (best caramel frap in awhile) and headed to my parents house. I enjoyed hanging out there for awhile. I always enjoy my time with the fam! Tonight Kelly and I just hung out!

We have a new neighbor who ALWAYS happens to walk outside when we are out there. So weird its like he knows when we go outside. But its not a horrible thing just weird. hes SO cute and has an irish accent.

The below pics were taken on my phone so the quality isn't great.

<3 Sara

Friday, January 15, 2010

Interesting Blog

Still talking about Haiti go read THIS blog. This family is actually IN Haiti and blogging about their experience. It's honestly interesting finally seeing a first hand account NOT on or any other news network.

I also heard that if you want to ship anything to haiti (shoes, clothes, canned goods etc...) you can send it today via UPS for FREE.

Hope everyone is having a happy Friday! Im just trying to get through this day at work. Its a SLOW day so far!!

<3 Sara

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2 Years ago.....

2 years ago today we said goodbye to my mama at her funeral. I honestly think about my mama A LOT! It makes me so sad that she is not around anymore. She was an awesome grandmother. I wish I had spent more time with her in her last years. The alzheimers just made me so sad. I hated seeing her like that and at the time in my head I just didn't want those memories to be the ones I had of her. When in reality I was just being selfish. I should have gone to visit for HER not JUST for me. She just loved to have people visit her and talk with her.

Mama, I miss you so much and you will FOREVER be in my heart. Such a wonderful woman of God. And one of my favorite memories with you was Bible school. I was probably around 7 or 8 and you took me to your churches bible school. I was so scared because I didn't know anyone and you stayed ALL week with me. You even helped with the crafts and everything. I love that memory with you. I love you forever and always.

This is I think my last picture of just me and my mama. Its been on my blog before.

<3 Sara

here comes the tears....


This is what most of Haiti now looks like.....

I am sure if any of you watch tv or search the internet you already know about the earthquake in Haiti. Last I heard this morning they suspect 500 THOUSAND people are presumed dead. I just can't even wrap my mind around this.

Compassion is a missions group who have people serving all around the world, including Haiti. Kelly Stamps has a blog up on her page about Compassion and Haiti. If you donate money to either the red cross or to Compassion leave a comment on her blog. For every comment she and her family are going to donate $1 up to $1000. If you want to donate the easy way text disaster to 90999 or to donate to the red cross text haiti to 90999 OR click HERE . If you do the text its a $10 donation. I think everyone has $10 to spare even me. But if you don't have even $10, PRAY!

<3 Sara

Sunday, January 10, 2010


OK so I live in South Carolina Charleston to be exact in case yall didn't know. And let me just say it has been unbelievably cold here. I swear I don't remember it being this cold hardly EVER. There was frost everywhere today! I'm so sick of being so cold. Not to mention Kodie is SO not a fan of being cold he actually shivers.

Anyways, I had a great weekend! Friday didnt do much after work. Saturday went out shopping with my sister Shannon and Lola didn't spend much money. Just lunch and a case of water at target. That night Kelly and I got moes and watched a movie. Today I went to church which was really good. Then I hung out with my parents all day. Shannon and the babies came over for a bit. Lola and I went to the park in my neighborhood and FROZE. No lie we were both ready to go after like 30 mins.
I went and saw my friend Amanda whom I like never see. It was nice to catch up a bit. She gave me an awesome pluff mudd shirt. Seriously they are so cute! Her family makes them owns the business and all. Go to I think thats the website. Mom made some dinner too Sausage and rice, cream corn, peas and yummy rolls! And I got leftovers for work which makes my tummy happy. :) Below are pictures of Lola and I at the park!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

<3 Sara

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


What SHINED in 2009! I got the title from my sisters blog.

1. Moved out with Kelly for the very first time ever.

2. Got a puppy whom I love

3. Got a new niece/God Daughter who is SO great

4. Started going to church more :)

5. Removed some people from my life and I tell you I have been SOOO much happier

6. Improving everyday at my job and impressing a lot of people. Higher up people!

7. Speaking of work I got 2 awards for outstanding performance

8. Gained a relationship with one of my sisters

9. Grew up

Ill do 9 since it was 2009!

New Years Resolution: Do better managing my money. Im not hurting or anything but I need to stop shopping and just be more independent.
Maybe lose some weight but that is not a big deal as long as Im healthy.
Be a better Christian and a better person all around.

Happy New year! I hope 2010 is amazing!

<3 Sara

Brrrrr its Cold Outside

Ok so im pretty sure I live in South Carolina but this week you wouldn't know that. Its FREEEEEEEEEEEZING outside. Yesterday I had to deliver mail in 27 degree weather let me just say that SUCKED. My nose was FROZEN. However, Today I am in my nice warm office taking a little break from all that piled up over the last week. I hate that about covering other jobs, I can't get my own work done.

This past weekend was a great 3 day weekend. Friday I went ice skating as I previously posted. Saturday I took Kodie to the vet, he has worms. EWW! But we are taking meds to get rid of them. I went with my sister her hubby and their kids to a new restaraunt on James Island called Smokey Oak. Oh it was SO good they had the best wings and mac n cheese. Try it if you live around here. That evening I went shopping with my sister got some really cute baskets to organize my stuff and it worked. Very cute!

Sunday I went to church. I love my church! Then had a family lunch and went home and chilled with Kode man. That night I went to my friend Angel's house for red beans and rice and it was SO good.

Btw I think starting at the end of January ill be helping with the youth on a regular basis. Im terrified and excited all at the same time. Pray for me because im SCARED!! I just don't want to mess up but really all that is expected of me for awhile is to hang out with them and when I feel led I can do more. :) No pressure!

Anyways below are some pictures from my phone! Enjoy!

The flowers I got for my birthday! So pretty!

Lola at Smokey Oak

Beautiful Isabelle just chillen on Aunt Sara's bed

Lola in her new outfit! Tilt your head it wouldn't change!

<3 Sara

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to me

Here are some pictures from my birthday! I had dinner and cake at my parents house with the fam and Kelly Welly. Then Kelly and I went home and watched a movie and had some YUMMY wine. Didn't watch the ball drop because we don't have cable but its ok! I still had a great birthday!!!

<3 Sara


Christmas 2009 part 2

Tuesday night this past week I had Christmas with some family from out of town. We had pizza and some yummy treats.

<3 Sara

Christmas 2009

My Christmas pictures are FINALLY posted! :) I have some more So I will do another post. Christmas eve I stayed at my parents house which was fun and woke up with them Christmas morning. We went to Shannons house with all the girls gifts and there was a TON!! Those little girls are SPOILED. Then at 1 all the family came over for lunch and we opened presents and just had a great time with each other. That night I stayed in my bed watching Season 1 of Gilmore girls. I LOVED that gift. It was by far my favorite present. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know we sure did! Sorry the post isn't longer but its time for some Hoppin Johns *southern thing*

<3 Sara