Thursday, May 23, 2013

5 Years Ago..

Dear 18 Year Old Kaitlyn,

You graduated from high school tonight. Can you believe it!? High school was rough on you I know.

You had to find out what true friendships were. You cried over boys not liking you back.

You were so depressed those 10th and 11th grade years. At first you didn't even want to live because it was so bad.

I'm here to tell you survive all of it.

You just now graduated from college sure it took 5 instead of 4 years.

You made some amazing friends and kept some amazing friendships who love for you are from high school.

You have an amazing boyfriend of almost 7 months. He loves you for you.

And You know want to live now!! You have too much to live for and so much much to live for.

You are finally getting that self esteem back you had back when you were 13/14.

You are so beautiful and I can't wait to see what in store for your life.

Just think in 5 years you will be at your high school reunion. You will show all those people who called you ugly, worthless, etc how beautiful and worthy you are. :)

Again I am so proud of you!! :)


23 Year Old Kaitlyn

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's Next!?

As I lay here in bed a flood of emotions are coming at me however this one stands out!?

What's Next!?

One of my beloved professors asked me that exact question after he saw at graduation.

I gave him the typical answer. Semester off then graduate school. In actuality I do not know what is in store only God knows.

This summer is filled with babysitting, 2 weddings for one friend who have known for a long time and the other my freshman year roommate, and who knows maybe more.

This fall God only knows where I am going and what I am doing. And to be honest I'm scared. Even though I know he has some great plans. Just look this verse thg is always memorized.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

But we don't always look at the verses after it. They speak truth.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29: 12 and 13

So really these 2 verses are my verses for summer. I want to seek God and find my true calling what he wants not my calling on my life that I want.

Pray for me as I go along this journey.

Well I will talk to y'all soon. JBK graduates this weekend from graduate school!! So now he will be Master JBK!! Hahahaah

Also this Sunday is Mother's Day. Hug your mom, grandma, special woman, in your life Or whoever is your "mom" in your life.

Also please pray for the women out there who would be mommys this year that aren't. I have a few personal friends that have lost a baby, babies, etc this past year. I will be lifting you all up this weekend. I wish I could give y'all hugs!!



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Graduation Recap

Hey first off I want to apologize for not posting in awhile. It has been crazy busy and I have been praying about this blog space. And my computer has been acting really slow. I can't upload the pics from graduation. I can however give you pics from my phone which I am typing from.

So here's a quick recap.

Friday morning was graduation practice where we found out our graduation would be inside. Boo. It has only happened 3 times. The last time being 2003.

Then we had a yummy brunch from Alumni office.

Then I had to meet the mom of the kids I'm watching this summer. I am so thankful God is allowing me to stay in Montgomery to make money for graduate school whenever that maybe.

Then met my family minus SEC ( who was moving out the little bit she had left in AU)plus JBK at the hotel.

We then had the Baccalaureate. It was great service. Even the president of school called out Giles in his sermon.
( Giles is the Van Wilder of my school)

Everyone that graduated even stood up when he got his diploma and some of the faculty as well.

Me and the family and now SEC went out for Mexican food. :)

Saturday was graduation it was pure crazy because of the rain.

I got to see a few people so that was great!!

Also the person who got his diploma before me has an amazing last name.
His name is Rhett Butler. :) He is a friend and amazing guy at that.

Then me and my family and a ton of friends and family went to Mr. Gs. It is my favorite Greek and Italian restaurant. :)

Then my parents drove my sister SEC to Atlanta to catch a plane to Chile. Where she was one of 6 students chosen to study Industrial Engineering over there!! My sister is a smarty pants!! :)

Then me, JBK, and MEC drove home.
MEC went to the soccer game while me and my boy stayed and ate pizza and watched Gangster Squad. Very bad effects but overall a good movie.

Picture time!!

Me and TG. She was my small group leader for 2 years. I don't know where I would be without her.

Then obviously me and JBK. And look Sar he is smiling with teeth!! Hahaha. Love you babe.

Oh and my man spoiled me for graduation and for our 6 month. A beautiful necklace and earrings. :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Guess Who's Back!!! Tell A Friend!

Linking up with these 2 lovely ladies again! It's been awhile Weight Loss Wed friends!!

Haha. Sorry for the title. Don't tell me you started to sing/rap that song. ;).

Ok back to business. It is finally May.
Like I said in April I was taking a break from the scale.

A. Because I was getting addicted.
B. April was killer with school because it was up in the air if I was graduating or not!! But guess who's walking across that stage Saturday morning!!! Finally after 5 years my hard work has paid off!!
C. I'm finally ready to give 110% of myself. If you saw my post on Sunday you will know why. If not check it out. I did a vlog and everything. There maybe an attractive screenshot. ;) haha

So I haven't weighed yet. So I will be updating that ASAP. I'm writing this post at 3:30 in the morning because I can't sleep. I will tell y'all at the end of this post as soon as I weigh in.

I have missed you ladies and writing on everyone's posts to encourage you all. YES I said everyone. I love encouraging people. I LOVE doing that. :). Y'all inspire so much!! :).

So writing now I'm doing 2 challenges well 3 actually. Haha.

So I'm actually for real this time doing this one with Tasha from A Sunshiny Day. It is is going to be a beast but I'm going to break it up to do it. ;) Join us!? :) we have a Facebook event and everything get in contact with her. She's one of my biggest supports and I don't know where I would have been without her these past few months. Love that girl so much!!

I am also doing Jess's from Operation Skinny Jeans!! :).

And to end this lovely long message. Here's some old school JT love!! Haha.