Sunday, August 30, 2009

Its Official....

As of 12:00pm August 30, 2009 I am a private pilot!!! I passed my checkride with the FAA examiner. It was a rough 4 hours, very tiring...I am so glad that I have accomplished this goal I had made when I first took a ride in a Cessna 172 with a friend/instructor at my job at the flight school, when I was just 19!!! It still really has not sunk in yet, a little bit this afternoon when I took my first passenger...Blake!!! We had a blast!!!!
I'll post pics this week, I think I may turn in early tonight :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

God's little creation...

I do not think I posted about these little guys yet, but I thought it was so cute! This is a bird's eye view (no pun intended) of a candle vase in my in-laws back porch. A mama bird had made her little nest inside of it and laid 4 eggs. My father-in-law were out sitting one afternoon and he showed them to me. We watched as the mama bird would wait for us to go inside and then come to the vase and feed her little babies. When I would walk up to take a picture of them, they would hear me coming and throw their little heads back and open their huge mouths and wait as if I was there to feed them!!! It was so sweet! I mean their huge eyes weren't even open yet!! They are just so ugly that they are cute!! Haha I just loved watching them and thinking about how God created nature. It was just a beautiful little thing!! I am so thankful I was there to see them!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Orleans Weekend!

Last weekend, we had a girls trip to New Orleans!! We had a blast! We came home with lots of laughs, memories, funny stories and jokes! We went to meet up with an old co-worker who just moved there, and to have a little fun on Bourbon of course!!!

Brooke, Emily and me on our way to the N.O.
Polly and I-excuse the nasty hair-the girls curled it and then we went out in HUMIDITY and danced so much we were so SWEATY! haha GROSS!!

Polly, Brooke, Me, Emily, Ann, oh and that would be ROY!!!!!!!

Us girls again! And that would be "the Big show" there in the blue shirt and white glasses! YIKES!

Look at the sweat on homeboy here! Wow that is some dancin'!!!!

Ann and I-lookin a bit rough towards the end of the night! Haha

Saturday, August 22, 2009


FINALLY a few pictures from the trip!!!!
John Lennon's Imagine memorial in Central Park
The fountain from the show "Friends" in Central Park

New York skyline at sunset on top of Rockefeller Tower

This poor guy biked with Blake and I in his little cart throughout Central Park!! His little legs :(

I thought of my sweet cousin Caleb in the M&M factory! They had every color of M&M's you could think of!!!! Sorry Caleb, I looked for a jawbreaker...

Statue of Liberty on our ferry ride to Staten Island

Ground Zero, the new Freedom Tower will stand tall in place of the Twin Towers

Wall Street! We also saw the New York Stock Exchange just down the street

Little Italy, just a few streets over from Chinatown

Times Square, just outside of our hotel

Friday, August 21, 2009

What a TREAT!!!

Front view

Back view

What a sweet surprise this Monday at work!!! One of the girls I work with receives flowers and fruit baskets all of the time, so when I saw these in the office, I assumed they were hers. Two hours later...I am informed they are mine from mom and dad!!!! A card came with it (that I now carry with me in my purse :) ) that simply said "we are so proud of you!" Oh how you have no idea what those 6 tiny words mean to me! I was so excited that my parents validated how important this test was for me. One of Blake's childhood friend's mom called me to congratulate me also, how sweet! Many friends texted me that day to wish me luck, I am so thankful to everyone! I appreciate all of the love and support from back home!!
Please continue to pray for me, the big day is coming quickly. I will finally have completed and accomplished my goal of becoming a pilot!!! Anyone want a ride?!?!?!?!?!?!! ;)

Friday, August 14, 2009

What a lift....

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers...I passed my written exam for my pilots license today!! I have never had test anxiety like I did today, I have always be a shaker...put a needle my way and I shake uncontrollably as if I was in a blizzard! I literally was shaking so bad I was having a hard time clicking the mouse during my test! Crazy huh?!?!?! I am so thankful that this step is over and now I can focus on the big oral test and flight test with the FAA in a couple of weeks. Please continue to send love my way!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A few little somethings...

My Runner's World email quote for the day...
You have a choice, either throw in the towel, or use it to wipe the sweat from your face.
Also, have to be short, I HAVE to go study for the big test Friday :( but my benefit plans for the Samuel Mark Foundation are underway!!!! Here are the few details I have-November 7(the weekend before the big race) my neighborhood so graciously is hosting my Chili Cook-Off benefit!! There (fingers crossed) will be a local band playing for the day and lots of Chili to be eaten!!! What a fun family event!!!
Ok, more details to come and I promise to post pics of New York! Study time it is!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

New York New York!!!

Hello Everyone!!!
Short post to let you know that we are safe and sound back from New York!! We had a blast but are exhausted!!! I will be posting pictures soon, and maybe the video of us on Good Morning America!!
Hope all is well!
Studying hard for my private pilots written test, so hopefully I will be posting soon and often again!!