Anxiety · college · Quotes · storms · Uncategorized


“Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow to you as the sunshine flows into the trees.  The winds blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.” – John Muir Hurricane Nate is supposed to hit tonight,… Continue reading Climb

Anxiety · blog · Blogging · college · David's Thoughts · Uncategorized

College, Again

Well, week one has begun, and I am not freaking out.  I am calm.  Calmer than I should be when I think about all of the homework I need to have done by Monday.  I am feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be done, work full time, and blog. My goal… Continue reading College, Again

Anxiety · beginnings · college · fall · goal · Goals · school · Uncategorized

Back to it…

Today I begin classes again. I am nervous and excited.  I got my toes done on Saturday and realized that the color matches my new backpack.  I just purchased the backpack.  I have lots of totes and bags but not a backpack. So on our recent trip to LSU, I got a backpack. I so… Continue reading Back to it…

Baseball · college · LSU · Marriage · Razorbacks


Part of being married is sharing, right?  I don’t mind sharing most things but when it comes to sharing a college, I normally don’t.  Today LSU Baseball is playing in the super regional in Omaha.  The Razorbacks didn’t make it to the super regional, and being married to a LSU guy, I am supporting them.… Continue reading Marriage 

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · college · lupus · Uncategorized · WLS

College, Lupus, and WLS

I have just begun my journey back to school.  At Jacquelyn’s graduation, I felt old sitting there with all of these young people that stuck with what they wanted.  There several that were older in the graduation ceremony.  But…I have remind myself that I have just started again.  I also feel like this past year… Continue reading College, Lupus, and WLS

college · family · friends · Uncategorized · Weekend Trips

Little Things Mean A Lot

David and I made a quick trip to Birmingham on Friday for a sweet friend that is more family than friend.  Shana’s oldest, Jacquelyn, graduated with her Masters yesterday, and we were blessed to be a part of the celebration. Jacquelyn finished her Masters degree in 5 1/2 years.  This was such a honor to… Continue reading Little Things Mean A Lot

Auburn · beginnings · blessings · college · family

Endings and New Beginnings

I am so sorry that I haven’t posted in a long while.  We have been busy with Carmen and Stephen’s graduations.  Finally have a moment to post some pictures of all of the events that have kept us occupied for the past several weeks. First was Stephen’s graduation.  He has attended Liza Jackson Preparatory School… Continue reading Endings and New Beginnings

children · college · family · Random Thoughts

Our road to college…

Carmen has decided to look in the State of Florida for colleges to attend.  And, if I may add, thank you God.  Money alone is enough justification, but add travel costs, especially now with gas prices, helps in finding one that is right for her and us. I will say, I thought I was ready… Continue reading Our road to college…

Auburn · college · family · kids

Auburn War Eagle Day

Over our spring break, we decided to take Carmen to War Eagle Day at Auburn.  Classes were in session, and it is a good first look at Auburn University.  She has lots of choices.  Carmen is a good student, and will be able to choose where she wants to go.  Now if only she knew… Continue reading Auburn War Eagle Day