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I am the Princess to the King of Kings. I am loud. I am outgoing. I am silly. I am fun. I am a music lover. I am independent. I am emotional. I am a talker. I am a listener. I am loyal. I am a masterpiece. I am a HUGE Lakers fan. I am easily misunderstood. I am an iPhone addict. I AM FABULOUS.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lots of new and exciting things...

Lots of new and exciting things going on in my life but none that I will be posting on here due to certain people continuously wanting to keep my name in their mouth and just not leave me alone!

BUT... I will say this, my grandma had another procedure this week and everything went well. We see her primary care physician tomorrow and we are hoping for some direction as to what the next step is! Her blood pressure has been staying pretty high lately, and she's always had great blood pressure, not sure what that's about but maybe the doc can shed some light on the situation!

Went out with some of the guys last night, had a great time considering I thought I was going to turn into a pumpkin when it turned midnight, ha! But I did sleep all day today, I'm just not the ol' girl I use to be and I certainly can't run on such minimal sleep!

Going to the Brooks and Dunn concert tomorrow night with my mom! So excited to see them preform and to see Miranda Lambert again! I'm also excited to get dressed up and have a great time! :) I'll post pictures this weekend!

My forehead is peeling from getting burned this weekend, it's incredibly unattractive, but out of my control! Other than that, I'm very thankful no where else has started to peel, I'll keep my fingers crossed that nothing does!

Well, I guess that's all I've got for today! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One fabulous weekend...

Sooooo.... Friday I took off to Tulsa to hang out with Shayla before we left for the weekend festivities! We had dinner and went to Reasors, just hung out before we left for Gore, OK! Around 9pm we left and I had to stop at QT for their fantastic sweet-tea and ended up running into my sweet friend Christine, it was so great to see her and catch up! She is actually moving to Ohio so it was awesome that I actually got to see her before she left!

Then, we headed to Gore...well, after getting lost and taking the scenic route (not on purpose) we finally made it there! -You guys know me, I was ready for bed and the night was just starting! :) We all went down to the river and hung out until after 2... came back to the house and unfortunately I could not sleep... and I knew we had to get up early to float the river and I was most likely going to be not a very happy camper, running on such little sleep! Fortunately for everyone else, I was in a pretty good mood and not to sleepy, clearly running on straight adrenaline. We went to Harps, pretty much one of the only things in Gore before we took out on the day's adventure!

I felt I needed to document this Employee Owned and Operated Store! :)

Then we headed off to the river... here are some pics from before we actually got on the river...

Shayla, Michael, and I

Me and Shay

After a long day on the river... we went back to Chris' parents house and took showers, had din, and headed out to the only bar in Gore!!! I had soooo much fun! We sang, danced, and LAUGHED a lot! It was a fabulous time!

Here are some pictures from the bar!

Shay and Chris
Adam and Michael

The other Michael and I!
Me and Adam
Me and Shay Shay!
Adam, Me, and Derrick!
Derrick and I!

Sunday morning, no one got out of bed until after noon... Chris' parents fixed everybody breakfast, we cleaned up, and headed home! Shay and I stopped at Chilis for lunch then went to Target to admire all of the cute clothes, neither one of us had money for! ha! Then I headed back to Edmond... didn't get home until after 6 and was completely worn out! I was sooooo happy to see my bed!
I had a seriously fabulous time and excited for the new friends I made and more fun to be had with them!
I hope everyone had a great weekend as well!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Apparently God has something different in store for me...

I went in this morning for my insurance exam and unfortunately after all of my studying, I was unsuccessful at passing it. It was a totally different test and even WAYYYYYYY harder than the first... so after crying my eyes out for hours, I finally decided that God must be telling me that he has something different in store for me. So I am seeking his guidance and trusting that he is still in control!

I'm very excited for the weekend though!! Tomorrow I'm heading to T-Town then to the Quah to do some floating and hanging out with my friend Shayla and meeting some new friends! It's been a couple of years since I've been floating, and although I'm not in the best shape of my life and I'm so very girlie to be sweating my butt off in the middle of August , I'm still very excited to get out and let loose for the weekend! Of course, I'll probably be the only girl on the river with my Kentucky Derby hat and makeup on... but most wouldn't expect any less from me! :)

I appreciate you're continued prayers for me and my family! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and get to take some time to relax!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Praise Him in this storm...

Been studying here and there and honestly, I don't feel like I'm learning anything more! It's so frustrating. I just keep praying that God would give me the knowledge I need and help me pass this test.

I've been trying to be so positive but sometimes it just seems like the devil keeps showing his ugly face, like every time things start going well, something else goes wrong. I keep trying to remind myself of how blessed I am, I'm in good health, I have an awesome family, he continues to provide for me... but still sometimes I just feel so overwhelmed, thinking when am I going to catch a break???? or when is my family going to catch a break???? Sometimes I just want to scream and say "HEY GOD, WE'RE STILL DOWN HERE COULD YOU HELP US OUT?" and wouldn't I just die if he replied back "YEAH LINDSAY, I SEE YA...AND I'M PROVIDING FOR YOU IN WAYS YOU'RE TO IGNORANT TO SEE!" I mean, I know this, I do. But still sometimes I'm just like what do you have up your sleeve because I feel like I'm drowning down here. It's frustrating, because I feel like I'm closer to God than I have ever been but I'm more confused than ever... it's like when I was farther away, I was better off than I am now... which I know that's not true but that's how I feel sometimes. I mean trust me, I know that he is opening doors that never would have been opened if things wouldn't have changed and I do praise him for that but gosh, it just seems like it's one thing after another. For the past year, I've tried to continuously praise him in this storm but it sure is hard. I was reminded yesterday that he promised me eternal life, what more do I want from Him? But still in my selfish ways- I expect more.
I'm not sure what this blog post was to accomplish, but I needed to let it out, so here it is.

Please be praying for me and my family. I'm not sure what God has in store but I'm trusting that he WILL bring us through this storm.

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

2 blogs in 1 night... I'm on a roll!

After Monday, the worst day ever... I was reminded that Prevent Blindness Oklahoma was having their Swing for Sight-Tulsa Event on Friday morning and everyone was going down on Thursday night to stay at The Hard Rock Casino and Hotel, so I jumped at the opportunity to get out of town for a bit and help PBO again!
So Thursday my mom and I left for Tulsa because I had a hair appointment at 4 (after my fabulous hair stylist was able to switch my hair appointment around from Saturday to Thursday, she really is the BEST!)

Here is a pic of my mom and I headed to T-Town!

We got to stay at the Hard Rock and it was absolutely AWESOMEEEEE! Here are a few pic's from this fabulous hotel!

Me in the FABULOUS shower! :)
The AWESOME bed!
My incredible new hair!!!
After working Swing for Sight-Tulsa for a little bit, I went and saw my good friend Emily and her sweet daughter Ellie, to celebrate Ellie's birthday! It was so great to see them both and catch up! Then my mom and I went and picked up my cousin, Ricky so he could spend the weekend with us!
On Saturday, my mom and I took Ricky to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art then met up with Doug to go see Despicable Me, the movie turned out better than I expected it to be and the museum was really beautiful! Here are some pictures from the day!
Doug and my mom
My mom, Ricky, and I
Me and Ricky

Beautiful pieces of art at the museum!
Today I took Ricky back home and then went and spent sometime with my dad... unfortunately I didn't take any pics of my dad and I! I'll have to remember to get some next time!
This week I will be studying REALLY hard for my insurance exam again, then taking it on Thursday. Please be praying for me, I am very stressed about being without a job again and having to take this VERY difficult test!
Also, please continue to pray for my grandma! I also have a few unspoken prayer request! Thank you in advance for being my prayer warriors and continuing to pray for me and my family!
I hope all of you have a fabulous week!

Prevent Blindness- Taste for Sight

July 30th, 2010 Prevent Blindness Oklahoma held their annual Taste for Sight event! My mom is the Director of Development for PBO and coordinated the entire event, she did a FABULOUS job! It was a beautiful event for a great cause! I am on the committee for Taste for Sight and was very fortunate to help my mom and PBO put on an excellent event! A big THANK YOU to Lauren Orcutt for donating some of the beautiful decorations along with a big THANK YOU to all the people that actually helped make this event possible! Here are some pictures of this awesome event!

Some of the silent auction items!

Some of the decorations!

Jari Askins came to support Prevent Blindness and I just had to get a picture with her!

Some of the people enjoying the event!

Taste for Sight ice sculpture!

Beautiful decorations!

The very next Friday, August 6th, 2010 was Swing for Sight-Tulsa and we got to stay at the Hard Rock hotel and it was AWESOMEEEEEEE!!!!! Pictures will be posted of the weeks events on my next blog! Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC evening!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Yesterday...WORST DAY EVER.

So, yesterday after studying soooo hard for my insurance exam, I went in and took it, I passed the first test but missed passing the second test by 9 questions! I was upset but honestly really proud of myself for passing any of it! I mean, only 1 in 4 pass this test the first time!!! That's really not good odds when you think about it! Anyway, after the test, I went back to work... called my boss and left a message... after several hours and him still not returning my call, I needed to call him again (considering I had some things in the office that needed to be handled and I didn't know what to do) keep in mind, I was ALL BY MYSELF in the office all day! Well, when he finally answered, the first words out of his mouth was when can you reschedule your test, I told him that I had to wait 24 hours then I could look at the schedule but the lady at the testing center said that they were booked until next week... he proceeded to tell me that he'd have to let me go, since I didn't pass, and that I knew that from the very beginning! I was in absolute shock!!!! I mean, I would have NEVER taken the job if that was the stipulations, I mean I had 2 weeks to study and pass a test the some people NEVER pass... are you kidding me?! Then he said, when I actually passed the test I could come back and reapply for my current position. What a freakin' joke! Well, he continued to tell me that he needed me to work tomorrow (Tuesday) but then he would have his daughter come in for the rest of the week. I couldn't even wrap my head around this idea... he was telling me that he was letting me go, but needed to use me for another day... are you serious???? Needless to say, I left my keys for him on his desk and will not be returning, not now, and not after I get my license! I certainly don't want to work for someone that makes things up as they go and can be so heartless.
So, now it's back to studying so I can pass this insurance exam (next Tuesday) and then back to trying to find a job in the insurance industry!
I'm doing my best to trust that God is still in control, although I feel like I've just been in a hurricane and beaten alive! Please be praying for me, I would so much appreciate it! AND if you know anyone in the insurance business that is looking for someone, I should be licensed by Tuesday!
Thanks so much!

Have a great week!