Thursday, February 19, 2009

You're Not The Only One

What a day! Today was definitely not a worthless day! Reality came crashing down. I shall start with the quote "You can't always get what you want." This is sooo true. Too often in life do we expect everything to go our way and forget about God's plan. Today was the day that I was reminded of his plan. Wow. I can't say much about it except, "You get what you need!" I talked to a really good friend today, and realized I wasn't the only one who does stupid ridiculous things when they're upset. Hahahaha, you know after you cry at some point it's always amusing to look at how dramatic you were! Anyways, she had alot of things in common with me when we talked about being depressed. Oh lord, drama queens. But that's when I came to find, that in life you don't always get what you want, but you do get what you need. And that necessity for my life is good friends! Friends to laugh with and talk about the stupid things we do! =]

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Taking Things For Granted

Two weekends ago, I went to Jacksonville to visit my favorite brother, Blake and sister-in-law, Lana. I had a blast! We traveled up to South Carolina to retrieve an antique china cabnet Miss Leisa (Lana's mom) had seen at a little botique when she had visited up there. Miss Leisa had said it would be perfect for Lana's dining room and it was, indeed. While driving up to Beaufort, we all talked about random subjects, I had been consumed with High School so much lately, I had almost forgotten what it felt like to just spend time with my siblings! We stayed at Lana's aunt's house on this tiny island with many gorgeous houses, and rode around in the funniest looking golf cart ever! It was sea green, and because of the windy weather, had a plastic cover on it with zipper doors! We all squeezed in there, and rode around, picking our favorite houses. I had a great time that weekend, and had really forgotten how much fun it can be to simply spend time with them.
Last weekend, my parents decided to treat me for Valentine's Day. Now, I'm not a big fan of the holiday, sometimes makes me want to gag, but I figured Mom and Dad were safe Valentines. :) We to a lake called Mt. Dora. It was beautiful! I am a huge fan of "The Notebook," and it reminded me of the town, New Bern, that the story is set in! Nice little compact town. Friday night we ate dinner and accidentally ordered 45 dollar crab for an appetizer, Mom and I coulda swore the waiter did not tell us the price! Then we went to see a play at a theater called "The Icehouse." It was pretty good, not like the phantom though ;-) But, Saturday was the best! Mom and I spent a day at the spa and had massages, body scrubs, facials, manicures, and pedicures. It was a great, relaxing day. However, to end the day we ate at the restraunt in the hotel and they were seating us twenty minutes late to our reservations!! All in all, it was a great little vacation and I had forgotten how fun quality family time can be!
We arrived home Sunday afternoon, and later Sunday night I went to spend the night with my best friend Rachel since her birthday was on Monday. Lily, our other good friend was also there at Rachel's and that night was an adventure! Rachel cut Lily's hair, soon after Lily almost cried because she wasn't sure if she liked it. Oh and I got us some scrumpcious candy... some even humorous! (Bologna Gum!) To end the night, we watched a crazy, scary movie called "Mirrors." And they fell asleep on me in the middle of it so best believe I changed that channel to something pleasant! Monday, Miss Beckie cooked us bacon and eggs and rice, quite delicious! Then we went to Bronson for Rachel to get her restricted license... she had to take the test twice, hahaha. We ate lunch at the one and only Bubba Q's with it's amazing "Redneck Nachos"- crinkle cut fries with cheddar cheese, shredded pork, and sweet bbq sauce as toppings. Miss Molly, Harley, and Max also met us there for lunch. Harley rode back to Rachel's with us... Praise the Lord we're all safe from Rachel's driving! When we did get back to Morriston, we chased cows!! That is my definition of a good time! We were all piled on the buggy, the four of us, singing "How Do I Live" while riding over manuer stacks and chasing the bull. Then, we had dinner (Chicken & Dumplings :) and Miss Molly cooked an amazing birthday cake for Rachel. It was so tempting that Harley and I dug in before we even sang Happy Birthday to Rachel! hehehe :] I used to take Lily, Rachel, and Harley for granted, even though they were there for me the entire time!

Truth is, all these people that I took for granted are those that know the real Miranda and know how to cheer me up and I can truly say that I enjoy the time I spend with them :]

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Life so far...

Hey guys, I'm Miranda... I am a student in high school and I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ. I live in a small town where everyone knows everything about eachother... even some things you wouldn't want others to know, there's no way around it, someone's gonna tell someone else and before you know it, everyone knows. Despite that, I love this town. I've been here all my life and plan to die here as well... But I may want to move somewhere for college and what not. Well I'm active in the band here and the FFA. I have great friends... some of them are even like sisters. :) Arielle and Kendra are my triplets, they help me out with anything and everything and give me great advice.

Many people would say I have changed in the last year dramatically... I agree, I have matured, but I also know why. And if anyone who knew me would take a wild guess... they'd probably get it right as well :) I believe everything happens for a reason and that God has planned out each and every one of our lives... Almost as if he's the author of our life... We each have our own book of what's going to happen in the duration of our life. And there are different chapters. There are happy times, there are sad times, but there are always lessons learned. I have to think to myself "This is all part of God's plan." I've had some very influential people in my life. I can surely say they have changed me for the better. Some I get frustrated at sometimes... hehehe, we have our periods of time we can't stand eachother... But that's just what happens. We just come back together, like nothing ever happened.

Anyways, I have a loving family and church family. I love to sing! I'm a shy person, but I absolutely love to sing for some reason... It's so entertaining, especially when it's a good song you're singing. I also just love to listen to songs and the lyrics, I find that I can relate to many... Shhhh, don't tell anybody but I secretly love Carrie Underwood. :) I have a huge family: Mom and Dad of course... Then I have four older brothers: Nic, Blake, Cale, and Hunter, One older sister Mandi, A brother in law Jim, and two sister-in-laws: Lana and Michelle. I love them all very much, oh and I have two nephews Greyson and Weston... they are some cool kids. :) We have a second house in the stinkiest most unenjoyable place on earth: Cedar Key. :p I am dragged there practically every weekend. I was baptized in and am a member of my church. I also participate in the youth group and choir there. I play the piano, but I quit taking lessons for the time being, so hopefully I don't lose my talent. One of my friend's grandma is the best piano player I've ever seen/heard! I want to be like her someday. :)