Flying with the Dove
& Her Loves

November 23, 2010

Luckiest Girl in the World

As most of you know, I am engaged. Ah it seems so weird saying that! I have never in my life been happier. Nate and I have not been dating for very long but I think I knew after the very first date that he was something special and someone I needed to hang on to. Life has been complete bliss with him and I have just been having so much fun. The Proposal: For  months I have been wanting him to come to California with my family and me. He told me that he really couldn't afford it and that it would be too hard to get work off. I tried really hard to be understanding but I wanted more than anything for him to come! I kept telling him about flight deals and kept getting curious to why he kept spending money on me if he couldn't afford the trip. Finally it came time to go to California and he was not coming with me. My family and I went to the beach the first night and started walking down the boardwalk when someone grabbed me from behind. Yep it was Nate, well at least I hope it was because I was crying so hard I couldn't really tell. He got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I cried some more and practically knocked him over as I jumped into his arms. I said, "Of course!" Then he spent the next day at Disneyland (my very favorite place) with me and my family and we had so much fun. In my sorority we do a candle passing ceremony so you can't tell anyone until the ceremony about your engagement. That was torture! I live at the house! So every time I would get there I would put my ring in its case and play it off like Nate and I weren't even thinking about getting married. I even had a formal that I had to keep my mouth shut through. So finally on Monday night, almost a week after he actually proposed, I got to tell all of my best friends the news. Everyone was screaming and crying and I was crying and screaming! It was quite the event. Then Nate and I told everyone the top 10 reasons we love each other and here were mine: 1. He makes me laugh, really hard, all of the time 2. He is so strong and solid in life 3. He has such a good heart 4. We never get bored together 5. He is smart 6. Holy crap Handsome 7. Super easy going 8. He lives to make me happy 9. He keeps me sane and can calm me down when my world is crumbling 10. He is the most friendly person and loves anyone and everyone. We have yet to decide on a date but I promise I am trying really hard to figure that out! I love him so much and I can't wait to start my life with him!

November 03, 2010

Prince Charming, Bad luck, and Halloween

I have been saving some money so that I could buy a pair of toms, not any pair, but the pink sparkly ones. Fate intervened when the University booted my car because I had unpaid parking tickets, I got my car registration notice in the mail and then a lovely motorcycle cop pulled me over and gave me a speeding ticket. All of this was in 2 days. I met Nate for lunch today and sitting in the front seat of his car was a toms box. I pretty much started crying because if anything could have made me happier today it would have been that. Not the shoes, well not just the shoes, but having someone that cares enough to make me feel better and to go out of their way just to see me smile. I am the luckiest girl in the world because everyday he finds some simple way to make me happy. For example, Halloween. We didn't even have plans to do anything but I really wanted to dress up and so he willingly dressed up with me. Not only did he dress up but he let me attach extensions to his head and put eyeliner on him. He was Brett Michaels and I was Marilyn Monroe. I am sure he wasn't exactly thrilled about the idea but he didn't show a single sign of complaint. He made me a promise that he would make me laugh every single day of my life and he has yet to break that promise...


This past week my parents, Brieann, and I went to Disneyland for a day. I am now an official season passport holder and Disney will be seeing a lot more of me! A day at Disneyland makes me so happy and puts a little bit of a skip in my step. I can honestly say that it never gets old for me. The lines were all less than 10 minute waits and we were able to go on all of our favorite rides, except "It's a Small World," sorry Brieann... We went on Splash Mountain and we saw everyone getting off and they were completely dry. Then we go and get clobbered by every splash possible! It was so much fun, the only thing that could have made it better would be if the tortilla factory would have had flour instead of corn!


Fall break was supposed to be in Rome with my friend Jeni but when flights were full and I got sick of waiting on Atlanta to let me on the plane, I decided to go to Paris with my mom. Business class both ways... Have I told you that I LOVE my job? When we got on the plane we hurried and called my sister to tell us we got on and to have her book us a hotel but our phones were not working!! We were going all the way to France in minutes and we couldn't call anyone to tell them we were going! Finally right before they were backing the plane up, our phones started working again. I told my sister we were on and hung up the phone so the flight attendant wouldn't chew my head off. 10 hours later... Paris! We took the metro to random stops and just explored. This was my second time to Paris so I had already seen most of the famous things there. One night we went to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, it was 260 stairs up and 260 down. When we got to the top our legs were complete jello! Even my mom who walks 6 mile everyday could hardly stand at the top. It was such a pretty view of the Champs Elysees and all of Paris. I think all I ate this trip was carbs though. Bread and cookies. One of the days we took the double decker bus around the city and that was super interesting. We ended up seeing all sorts of new places. It was such a fun spontaneous trip and I will treasure it always!

October 04, 2010

Catch up

These past few weeks I have been forgetting to update my blog. Casino Night (a fundraiser my sorority has) was on Monday and we had such a good turn out. Everyone pays for chips and we play Blackjack all night. I am not very good at it but I didn't lose too many times. Then we had our big/lil sis week. Everyday we would set up presents for our little sisters in the house, they get clues everyday and then they have to guess who it is by the end of the week. My little is cute Katie Knight and I was so excited! Nate and I went to the fair a few weeks ago, I had never been before. It was so hot and there were so many people! It was fun to just walk around and see everything. I love cows, I just think they are so cute, so they were my favorite part! A week before that we went to see Brieann in California. We spent all day, everyday, at the beach and just played around at night. It was such a perfect trip and it was so much fun. I also saw a dog there that I fell in love with. He was the sweetest thing ever but was $1500! He would be totally worth it if I actually had the money ha. From now on I will write more often so my stories aren't all bunched together like this, well at least I will try really hard!

August 31, 2010


This week is recruitment week for my sorority (rush week). It is super fun but super crazy! There were over 300 girls I think that signed up for recruitment, which is insane! I am so excited to have more girls in our house and to get to know all of them. I am so amazed with the potential all of the girls coming through have. Every one of them has something so special about them and I love it so much. Every single girl I have met is so beautiful inside and out and it just lifts me up. This week can be really rough for the girls because they may be lost on where to go or they may not get exactly what they want. I know that everything will work out for each and every one of them though because they are such remarkable people and they have so much going for them. I can't wait to share my love for DG with the girls and I can't wait for them to experience everything I have!

August 27, 2010

Loving Life

I am scared to admit that my life is so great right now because I don't want anything to change. I honestly think that life couldn't get much better. I am back at school and it is so great. I am living in my sorority house and it is seriously so much fun. It is a big slumber party every night. I love being back with all of the Delta Gammas this fall. It is so awesome to have so many friends that have your back through anything. You girls all mean so much to me and I really don't know how I would survive without you all! Love you!

August 25, 2010

The House that Built Me

By Miranda Lambert

I know they say you can’t go home again
I just had to come back one last time
Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam
But these handprints on the front steps are mine

Up those stairs in that little back bedroom
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
I bet you didn’t know under that live oak
My favorite dog is buried in the yard

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
From Better Homes and Gardens magazine
Plans were drawn and concrete poured
Nail by nail and board by board
Daddy gave life to mama’s dream

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

You leave home and you move on and you do the best you can
I got lost in this old world and forgot who I am

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I walk around I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me...

This past week I moved out of my house for the first time in my life. I have lived in my house since I was two and it is all that I can remember. It has been such an amazing journey growing up in that beautiful house and I treasure the many memories I have there. I love this song because my house is the house that built me and it helps me reflect back on everything I have experienced and learned growing up in that house. I hope that I never lose the person that developed in that house and that I don't get too lost along the way.

July 28, 2010

My Grandma, A Hero in My Life

My grandma's 80th birthday is coming up and I am making her a reflection video for her birthday party. I was able to go to her house and look through her scrapbooks and read biographies and stories about her life. She is such a remarkable woman and I look up to her so much. She has gone through so much in her life and lost so many people dear to her but she still just says how "blessed" she is. She is the most loving, caring, and unselfish person I have ever met. She has this time line of her life since the 1970s and some of the most significant things she wrote about were things like "Duvae visited with me for a few days." She remembers things that no one else does and it is so sweet of her. She has lived such an amazing life and I look up to her so much. I couldn't stop crying because of how proud I am to have such an amazing grandma and to see what an incredible life she has lived. I hope that someday my granddaughter will be able to feel the same way about me. I love you Grandma, you are such a blessing to everyone around you.

St. George

Two weeks ago I went down to St. George with my friends and had such a good time! We drove down in Chris's sweet Audi that I love and we belted out the Glee soundtrack and all of Lil's great music, more specifically her "Diet Coke" mix. We spent our days relaxing and playing at the pool. It was so so so hot though! At night we played games and watched movies. The last night I was there we played so many games and laughed so hard!! I am so terrible at the question game, I am actually pretty bad at all games but oh well. Lil, Linds, and I also had fun squeezing into the two person convertible. I had to sink behind Lindsay's back every time we were around cops or lots of cars. It was a short trip for me because I had to get home for work but it was so much fun and I loved being with the girls! I slept for 45 minutes the last night and we woke up to watch the sunrise before I flew home. I love you girls and I am so glad I could go with you!

June 30, 2010

The Nation's Capitol

For my first tripI decided to go to Washington DC. I went with a girl from work and we left Saturday morning and came home Sunday night. It was definately a short trip but so worth it! We walked through most of downtown and saw all of the monuments and sites. We were so worn out the entire trip and it made us so delirious! We laughed at everything, literally! It was so much fun. We got in this shuttle with this ornery man and "Love to Love Ya Baby" was playing in the car. The car was so quite and the guy was so mean that it made us need to laugh so badly! We had to look opposite ways because if we saw each others face we would burst out laughing. Well finally I just couldn't hold it in any longer and had to let my laugh out and we could not stop after that! The man hated us but there was nothing I could do! I was so embarrassed that I just told him, "sorry I am just so hungry!" It was the first excuse that popped into my head and it made us laugh even harder. When he finally pulled over we just ran as fast as we could. We took the metro everywhere and we saw a lot of interesting people and interesting things. Overall it was an such a good adventure and the perfect start to my new travel benefits.

June 10, 2010

Symbolism at its best

I have officially started my new job at Delta airlines. It took weeks to process background checks and security threat forms but I am finally training. It is so awesome! I have been through complete tours of the airport, I get to skip the lines at security, I get free parking for when I go on trips, and I get to eat lunch in the terminals! I am training for the ticket counter and the gates and it is really fun! There are break rooms and lockers so it makes me feel so grown up. I have yet to meet anyone who works there that I don't like, everyone is just so nice. I have a great training group of women that are so much fun to be around and work with. I know I am such a dork but I am seriously super excited to get uniforms. I have never had one before and it will be kind of cool! They look terrible though and I can't even wear my high heels to make them look any better. Today I got to help people with the kiosks and bag drop counters, it was super crazy but I loved it. The scary part I think will be working at the gates. Cancelled flights and overbooked planes terrify me! I am going to be working mornings in the D concourse so if you have a flight be sure to come say hi! Now I will be flying everywhere and my blog title will actually have another meaning to it!