Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Time

Well I am a little late on this post but I really wanted to post about Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love getting in the spirit of the season every year! I got all of my love for Christmas from my daddy! This was his favorite holiday also and let me tell you our house was all decked out when he was alive! He even hand made the sled and reindeer that were in front of our house! For everyone that met my dad knew that he didnt only love Christmas but he also looked like Santa and he loved giving this time of year! My dad always made sure we had a big Christmas. The last Christmas I spent with him he went out of his way to make sure my brother and I got a new 32g ipod (this was in 2005 so ipods were flying off the shelves and hard to find) and also got me a portable dvd player. He never wanted my brother or I to do without on Christmas. Now a days my family does not really exchange gifts with each other anymore. We are all adults (I am the baby of the family) and we do not think present are as important anymore. But my mom did go out of her way and get me a pair of TOMS that I have been trying to get for like 2 months so I am so thankful for her making sure I got them for Christmas!! (She tries really hard to make sure some things in my life dont change to much) So my dad passed his love and spirit of Christmas on to me and I am trying really hard to keep it alive! One thing that he made sure happened every year was that all the family got together on Christmas day for a good meal! When he passed away 5 years ago I was very worried that this tradition would stop but it hasnt and I am so happy for this!! Christmas to me is a time for family, friends, love and Jesus! 

But Christmas to me is also a time of year when I really miss my daddy the most! I miss his spirit and love for the year. I miss hearing Christmas music every day in the house. I miss watching Christmas movies with him and going to see the new Christmas movie of the year with him. I miss having a house all decorated and lit up. I miss his wrapping and beautiful bows that he would make to go on our presents. I really miss his wonderful cooking and new food "inventions" he would try every year! But most of all I really just miss having him here to share in everything with me! 

So for as much as I love this time of year and all it stands for, it really makes me miss my daddy. So I am happy and loving spending time with my friends and family but a little piece of me is missing and I notice it a lot this time of year. But Daddy I thank you for giving me this love for Christmas and showing me what holiday cheer should really be like! I can not wait to one day pass your love for Christmas on to my kids!! 

I hope everyone has a great Christmas! Enjoyed your time with family and Friends! And got all you wanted! Now lets bring on 2012 and the knew memories that will be made!!

Chloe  :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Epic Weekend 2011

This past weekend I went to Winston-Salem to celebrate some friends birthday and catch up with some old friends I havent seen in a long time. We named the weekend Epic Weekend 2011. We fit 14 people and a duck into a 2 bedroom apt for the weekend. We had so much fun! Everyone that attended all work/worked for Varsity. We all have worked together at one point or another and it was so great that we could all actually get together for a weekend when we didnt have to work! So for those of you that know how the redshirts can throw down then you understand why this weekend was so epic!

Everyone arrived at some point on Friday. I arrived at like 12:30, and Beth, Becca and I went out to see Erin at her store, saw the farm for a min and Erin gave us 14lbs of steak (that she had already cut and seasoned) for us to grill at some point during the weekend. She is the best!! We got back to beeca's house around 4:30 and well lets just say it didnt take long for the party to get started. Everyone finally arrived by 9pm Friday night and we just hung out at the house, played games and just caught up with each other. Erin and James even came over to hangout for awhile once everyone was there! It was just so much fun to have a big group of us together again!

Saturday morning we went to IHOP for breakfast. We had a party of 14 and you would have thought it was the end of the world! We started grilling out at about 5 and let me tell you those steaks were very good! Saturday night we went to a place called Johnny and Junes Saloon. Lets just say that we did not fit into this place but we def made it our own! They had corn hole, darts (without darts), pool, a bull, a live band and of course a dance floor. But the best thing they had were hula hoops. We did not understand why they had these but we def had fun with them! We played games from this summers beach bash and lets just say people looked at us like we were nuts. But hey you give us something to play with and we will play with it! We had so much fun making up our own  line dances and just having fun hanging out together. We some how missed the memo that it was plaid shirt night there but we didnt mind standing out and being different because well when we are all together we are always that group anyway!We also saw a group of people wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and a woman who had a balloon attached to her that said "Its a Girl". I dont know if it was a joke or not but in the end I really think it is wrong to have that balloon with you in a saloon! Just not the right place for something like that! Lets just say this was the best place to people watch! We had so much fun, which we always do when we all get together!

But I had so much fun this weekend! I really needed it! I miss everyone already but cant wait to see most of you again in a few weeks at college nationals! I am ready fro round 2 even though we will be working this time around! Thank you Jenny and Becca for being great hostess this weekend! Hope this was a great birthday party for both of you!! Bring on round 2!

Chloe :)

Enjoy a few pics from this weekend! If you want to see more check out my FB page!



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday Craziness

So this year I decided I would brace all the crazy people and go out shopping on black friday....meaning I became one of those people that go shopping at crazy hours but I was not the I am going to fight you for this item crazy. haha So my friend Rebecca, her little sister and I set out to have a nice fun adventure! Becca had a nice little list of things she wanted/needed to get while Katie and I were more along for the ride and would see what we found. 

Bec and I at Target at 4am
Our first stop was Walmart at 10:30pm on Thanksgiving night (yes we started shopping at 10:30pm). So let me tell you people in Walmart on black friday are NUTS!! They get mad at the smallest thing and their are people everywhere!! But this Walmart did have their stuff together! All the electronics that were on sale that everyone were after, their lines were spread through out the store. Yes it did lead to a bit of a scavenger hunt to find the balloons telling you where your line was to start, but it was great because everyone wasnt standing in the same place looking for different things. So im sure you are wondering why the heck we went to crazy walmart, well Becca wanted this $99.99 blue Wii and look for toys for all of her nieces and nephews. So we definitely ended up walking all over that store trying to find the person with the tags they hand out saying you got one. This is how we learned about the balloon system! Becca got her Wii! I got 2 movies for $1.96 and one for $3. I thought that was a great deal for 3 movies and I was very excited! So we spent about 2 hours in walmart and Becca bought almost all her nieces and nephews Christmas presents there. 

Next stop was Kohls. We didnt get there till like 1am and we thought maybe it wouldnt be to crazy. Well we were way wrong, Kohls was the worst place we went to all night/morning. When we walked in we were shocked at how long the checkout lines was. Both sides we backed up all the way to the back of the store. It was just NUTS! We thought we would just waste some time looking around, trying some things on in hopes that the line would be shorter by the time we were ready to leave. Boy were we wrong. We spent about an hour just looking around so about 2:30am we got in line to check out. We were in line for over an hour! All I wanted was to buy this 5pc place setting for my aunt because it was 1/2 off and its her favorite. I almost said forget it I will come back tomorrow (because their sale was a 2 day sale) but I finally got to check out and move on to the next store.

Target was next. We completely missed the rush and they were kind of dead when we got there! The first stop once we walked in the store was Starbucks! We needed some coffee because we still had 2 more stores left to go to when we were finished there. We really did not have a reason to go to Target other than because it was beside Kohls so why not. LOL (great thought process) We spend about an hour in Target just looking around. I ended up buying 2 movies from Target. New Moon for $3 and Eclipse for $5. I was very happy about getting them so cheap since I am obsessed with this series! This by far was the easiest place to check out of and I think but the time we left there at like 4:30am we were starting to get a little delirious for being up so late.

Next we went to Old Navy. I just wanted to check out what they had on sale. I ended up buying a new long sleeve shirt that has a hood and front pocket. I had to talk myself out of buying other things! I really wanted to buy a scarf but I told myself I already have like 6 so I didnt need another one right now. Exp since the weather has stayed really mild and I cant really wear them. 

Our last stop was the mall because Becca wanted to get a GPS that was on sale. It was 5:45am by the time we got there and we were all starting to get really tired. Once we were finished at Radio Shack we thought about going in other stores but it was 6am and we all just wanted to go to bed!

We left the mall and we and got some Bojangles. Got back to Beccas at 6:45am  ate our food and I was asleep by 7am. So with that being said, I was up for a straight 24 hours. I have not done that in a very long time. I am very shocked at how well my body held up and how I did not really start to feel tired until like 5:30am or so. But over all I had a really good time. It was not as crazy as I thought it would be but this might be because I wasnt really looking for anything so I didnt have to wait in lines or deal with the crazy people. I do think this is something I will do again as long as it will be as stress free and fun as this experience! 

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed their time with friends and family! It is not the count down to my favorite holiday of the year and I cant wait!! Let The Holiday Season and Listening to Christmas Music Begin!

Chloe :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time for Thanks

Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I thought I would share some of the things I am most thankful for. One of the things I am most thankful for are my mom and my aunt! They are helping me so much right now while i still continue my job search. My mom is letting me live with her for free and my aunt is storing all of my belongings and being that shoulder for me. They are definitely two of my favorite people in the whole world and I would be living in my car if it wasnt for them. haha Another things I am thankful for are my friends. I am not sure who I would be as a person without them. Most of you are the ones that are keeping my spirits high and letting me know that the right job for me will come along soon! So I thank all of you for being such great people and helping me keep my head held high and know that you love me! I am also thankful for God. I know that he will not put anything in front of me that I can not handle! I have been put in many difficult situations over the past few years and he has always brought me through them. I am also thankful for life! It is a beautiful thing! I always tell myself that no matter how hard things might be for me right now their is someone else out there thats life is harder and I need to be happy with what I have been dealt! I am also thankful for all the things that we seem to take for granted like a roof over my head, food on the table every night, a car to drive, my cats and the list goes on. 

Their are just so many things to be thankful for this holiday season. I really want everyone to remember that everything (good or bad) that happens in your life is a gift from God! Be thankful for everyday you have and for all the people in it. We only get to live this life once and we need to be thankful for everything! So please know that I am thankful for everyone in my life! So dont forget to just thank someone this holiday season and tell someone that you love them. You never know when it just might brighten someones day or brighten their spirits! Lot of you have dont that for me and most likely have no idea! So once again I thank you! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Chloe :)

P.S. Enjoy all the yummy food and dont feel guilty to indulge a little on this day of thanks!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time For A New Post

Well hello everyone!! It has been about a month since I last blogged so I thought it was time I do it again. I am sitting here in the starbucks at Barnes and Nobles (not my normal place to get free internet) but I was at the other starbucks yesterday and I didnt feel I should repeat the same place two days in a row. So I thought I would try a new place. The one thing I like about come here is I dont actually feel like I have to buy anything to use the internet here! So that works very well for me who is broke!

So I am sure everyone is wondering how my job hunting is going. Well I had a job interview almost three weeks ago at Forsthy Medical Center. This is a hospital in Winston-Salem, NC do be the community outreach ATC. I would mostly be working with community groups, like running and cycling groups. The job interview went very well but the job has a marketing component to it and well I know nothing about marketing (Never even took a marketing 101 class in college). I now have a second interview this Monday with the hospital again and this time I have to do a presentation. Does not have to be long (only5-10mins) and well I talk a lot so I am not worried about the time. Just kind of nervous about having to do a presentation as part of an interview. And I never knew making a presentation about my profession would actually be so hard. But it is deferentially harder than I ever thought it would be! So we will see how it goes on Monday! So everyone say a little prayer for me and wish me luck!

On another note I really have to find a job by Dec 17th because that is when my mom has to be out of her apt. For those of you that dont know she is moving in with her boyfriend and well I will no longer have a place to live. Or at least I will not be moving in with her and him! I am sure I could live with my aunt but I would really like to have a job and a place of my own. Its very hard to be this independent person and live on your own for 7+ years and then have to move back in with family! I am very grateful for them and the fact that they have given me a free place to live while I continue my job search but I am ready to start my life again! I know it has been a long process for me but I am keeping my head held high because I know that God has a plan for me and he is just saving something great for me :)

Well thats a little bit of what has been going on in my life since my last post. Hopefully things will continue to change for me (in a good way) and I will soon be posting about finally finding a job! So make sure you keep checking back to see whats new in my life!

Chloe :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Trouble With My Name

So I have noticed my whole life how people just cant seem to spell or say my name right. My name is Chloe (which all of you know if your are reading this) and I dont think it is a hard name to say or spell! But it is a problem for some people and it makes me laugh. I went to starbucks the other morning to use their free internet again and this is how the guy spelled my name on the cup (pic to right). This is not the correct way to spell my name. Yes this is what my college roommate calls me and she even spells my name this way some times but that is on purpose. Other popular spellings of my name are Chole, Chule, Choloe, Chowe and the list can go on. And yes these are all ways I have seen someone spell my name at one time or another in my life. They are all very laughable but wrong. I used to correct people all the time and I still do when it comes to how to say it but I have given up on the spelling. I mean the spelling has been a problem since birth and I even had to have my name officially changed when I was 15 because my name was spelt wrong on my birth certificate (and yes I blame this on my parents because they were so excited to have me as a child they didnt pay attention to the spelling of my name when they signed it when I was born) haha And the only reason we found out it was spelt wrong is because the guy at the DMV when I went to get my permit made me spell my name Chole on my learning permit. I was a very unhappy 15 year old.  So yes it seems that people have had trouble spelling and saying my name since the day I was born.

Chloe :) 

P.S. Most of my friends call me Chlo and I am totally cool with that because it is a nickname! I am also ok with my best friend Antwan calling me Choole (even though my aunt was not happy at first when he sent me a postcard and spelt it that way) haha So if you have a nickname for me that is some variation great!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall My Favorite Time of Year!

So it has been awhile since I have been able to post a blog and well its because I dont have internet at my moms. So I am sitting in a starbucks right now using their free internet so I thought I should post a blog :) This blog is all about my favorite season. So why is fall my favorite season you might be wondering, Well.....

I love fall because it means its football season!! And well their is lots of football on TV...at least 5 days/nights out of 7! So that makes  me one very happy girl!! It  also means cooler weather and i can wear long sleeves! I love the type of weather where I can wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt! I also think another reason why I like this type of weather is because I am no longer hot in my wonderful car that has no AC. haha I also really enjoy watching the leaves change colors and fall from the trees. I think trees are the prettiest in the fall with the red, yellow and orange color leaves all over them! The mountains of NC are the prettiest this time of year and I love just going there and driving around! The state fair is also another reason! It only happens once a year and for 10 days! I used to go for the rides but now i really only go for the food. I mean its the one time of year it is ok to eat lots of fried food and not really get mad at yourself!! HAHA I didnt get the chance to go to the fair last year because I lived in SC and had to work but I am going to make it a point to go this year because they have the BEST roast corn ever there and I just have to have some this year!!

Fall also means EVERYTHING PUMPKIN!!! And let me tell you I love me some pumpkin!! I love the pumpkin spice latte from starbucks (def my fav and I love when fall comes around and I can have it for 3 months). I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pretty much anything pumpkin I love it! I also love carving pumpkins! I think it is so fun to have a pumpkin carving party! I had one last year while I was at Furman with all the Assistant ATCs and it was so much fun! I also love carving pumpkins because it means pumpkin seeds! I dont normally eat seeds of any kinds (yes I was a softball player and I did not eat sunflower seeds, weird I know) but I love pumpkin seeds! So if you couldnt tell pumpkin makes me happy and well I only really get to enjoy everything pumpkin is in the fall!

So now you know the many reason of why I love fall and why it is my favorite season! Their are many more reasons for why I love fall but I will not bore you with anymore! But I am sure some of you learned something new about me from this blog and I hope you enjoyed! So if I am ever mad at you and you are trying to find a way to make it up to me I would say something pumpkin (instead of flowers) might be your best bet haha :)

Hopefully I will be able to post another blog soon, maybe a blog about the state fair once I have gone!! Keep checking back to see whats going on in my life!


Chloe :)

P.S. I'm still on the job hunt so if you know of anything help a girl out :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Skype

Skype is my new best friend!! It helps me stay in touch with all my friends that I do not get to see on a regular basses! I love getting to see peoples faces and have a face to face conversation with my friends! So if you have skype and you want to chat let me know! I love skyping and I do it every time I actually have internet! Hope everyone is having a great week! 

And just to update you on my life I am still in the process of finding a job! Still keeping my fingers crossed and my spirits high that the right job for me will find me soon!!

Chloe :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Penny For My Thoughts

So once again my friend Katie has got me thinking. This is something she is very good at. She can just ask a question and well by the way she puts it it can make your mind run crazy. The other night she posted this question on twitter "Do you believe you can be together with your soulmate forever?"  To me this is a very indepth question and one I have never really thought about. Katie started thinking about this question after she read Eat, Pray, Love. She read me the passage out of the book that got her mind running on this topic. So I got to thinking about her question (and the passage from the book) and just the thought of soulmates all together and I thought I would share a little bit of my thoughts on it. I know not everyone will agree with me or think the same way I do and thats ok, but I thought it was a vey interesting topic and worth blogging about!

First I am going to let everyone know what the meaning of soulmate is to me. I think a soulmate is someone that can see inside you and knows you just as well if not better than you know yourself. They are someone that helps you see yourself in a different light and helps you understand things you can't/don't about yourself. They see all your faults and positives and it doesn't change anything about how they feel about you.

Most people think your soulmate is your other half, the person that completes you and your significant other. But I am not so sure if this is always the case. I say this because I think their is a chance that you can have more than one soulmate in your lifetime. I feel like the reason why a lot of people think their soulmate is their significant other is because of love. I think love is blind and the feelings that you have for that person are so strong that you think they complete you and are your soulmate and you never think about anyone else being a soulmate. I think you can have a soulmate that has no romantic connection to you at all. Maybe your best friend is your soulmate. Maybe we can have more than one soulmate in our lifetime?

This brings me to the second question Katie brought to my attention, "Does your soulmate stay in your life forever?" For me this is a yes and no answer. I believe at times a person comes into our life and they are meant to be here forever and help us work through all the good and bad times we have. But I also think that at some points in your life for one reason or another you meet your soulmate but it just doesnt workout for them to stay in your life. People come in and out of our life all the time. Their is always a reason for them coming into out life and a reason for them leaving. These people always teach us something about ourselves or our life and that is something I believe a soulmate does! Which brings me back to my thought that we might just have more than one soulmate throughout our life!

I know this is a very interesting and deep topic to talk about and that not everyone shares the same view that I do and im ok with that! I just wanted to share all these crazy thoughts that have been going through my head over the past few days. I am sure that my thoughts will continue to evolve on this topic and maybe at some point I will post again to update you on how they have changed. I am very open and welcoming to other peoples thoughts on this subject so if you ever want to talk about it hit me up!

Chloe :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

This or That Game

So my friend Katie did this on her blog and I thought I would try it also. All my answers are impulse answers and I have not put any thought in to them. Hope you enjoy haha :)

Eat in our out? In
Car or subway? Car
Oprah or Jerry?Oprah
White or black? Black
In the country or abroad? Abroad
Madonna or Paris Hilton? Madonna
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
Forrest or beach? Beach
Ice cream or sorbet? Ice Cream
Boy or girl? Girl
Asia or Africa? Africa
Ketchup or mustard? Ketchup
Cats or dogs? Cats
Outside or inside? Inside
Shower or bath? Shower
Pants or shorts? Pants
High heels or flats? Flats
Break or tear apart? Break
Gas or electricity? Electricity
Hot dog or hamburger? Hamburger
Lettuce or spinach? Spinach
Aluminum or plastic? Plastic
Sex in the City or Melrose Place?  Sex in the City
Brad Pitt or George Clooney? Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston? Jennifer Aniston
Comedy or horror? Comedy
Detective or documentary? Documentary
Facts or fiction? Ficition
Books or movies? Movies
Underwater or high in the sky? Underwater
Peanuts or Snoopy? Snoopy
High or low? High
Love or trust? Love
Jacob or Edward? Edward
Diet or regular? Regular
Buy online or in stores?  In Stores
Fast or slow? Fast

So those are my answers. Dont know if this gives you any insight to me or who I am but def fun to have to think on your toes about two different things and pick the first one that comes to mind! 

Chloe :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

College Football Season

This is my favorite time of year!! I love fall and college football season!! I love Sat, tailgating, screaming PURPLE and GOLD, hearing the cannon go off after a touchdown, sitting in front of my TV for hours at a time, seeing teams feel what its like to walk the plank and cheering my Pirates on to victory! Yes I am a Pirate at heart and down to my soul! I bleed Purple and Gold!! Their is nothing better than being an ECU Pirate and wearing my colors proudly! I live and breathe Pirate football and it doesnt matter if we are winning or losing I will always cheer my Pirates on! 

The 8 months out of the year that college football is not in my life I get so bored on Sat and feel like their is never anything on TV. But now I can be happy again! Not only do I love cheering on my Pirates but I also just love the game! I love watching the underdog win and seeing amazing games! Last nights TCU/Baylor game started the season off right! It was an amazing game and the underdog won!

I am not your typical female! I live and breathe college football and can tell you why a flag has been thrown before the ref says anything! I enjoy the game as much if not more than any guy and cheer and yell at the TV and for my team as hard, if not harder! This is my game and my sport! I love everything about college football!! So bring on college football season! I will be wearing my Purple and Gold (and sometimes black, purple and gold) every weekend and cheering loud! This is the best time of year so live and enjoy the best season/sport their is with all the crazyness that comes with College Football!! 

Go Pirates!!

Chloe :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Life At The Moment

Well I dont really have anything fun to talk about right now. Summer is officially over with and I am now back at my moms spending most of my time trying to find a job. I dont know that I ever thought the task of finding a job would be this hard! I can say I have prolly applied to at least 25 jobs (if not more) since March and I am still unemployed. I did have a very close shot at getting a job in FL. I was one of their top 6 candidates and had an interview but in the end I did not end up getting the position. I am now starting to get frustrated with the whole process! I want to be in an Athletic Training room so bad right now. I want to be in preseason and getting my teams ready to start play but I am not. I never thought I would be so ready to start working but I am! I am so bored and really dont have much to do right now. I love my mom but its hard to move back in with your parent when you havent lived with them in like 7 years! I'm crossing my fingers that something will come my way really soon or I might be forced to settle doing something I dont really enjoy for awhile. Hopefully it does not come to that! I just have to keep having faith that I will find a job soon and that everything happens for a reason and when it is meant to happen for you it will! So to all my ATC friends that are in preseason know that I wish I was there with you! So everyone keep crossing your fingers and praying that I find a job soon before I go crazy! HAHAHA 

Well I'm done complaining about not having a job and I hope that soon I can post a blog sharing news of finally having one! So keep checking back to see what will happen next in my life!

Chloe :) 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

San Fransisco

So While I was in Cali for 2 weeks I got the chance to spend a few days in San Fransisco! I went down on two different occasions. The first time I went I got to go with Momma Karen. For those that dont know her, we work for UCA together and I have spent a lot of time with her at the house of mouse but never worked a camp with her. So once I got back to Cali from Hawaii I had a day off before I started my next camp at Cal Davis with Momma Karen so we took a little drive down to spend the day in San Fran. It was so much fun! We went to the bridge (it was very cloudy and cold that day) so you cant see the full bridge in most my pics. We also went down to the peirs and walked around. We ate a really yummy fresh dinner at a restaurant on Pier 39 with an amazing view of Alcatraz. Over all it was an amazing day off and a great way to catch up with Momma Karen before we started both of out biggest high school camp ever! 

The next trip I made to San Fransisco was after the Cal Davis camp was over with. I had two days off between Cal Davis and Cal Berkley so Julie and I picked a hotel in Berkley to stay at and we went into San Fransisco both days off. The first day we did the Golden Gate Bridge and all the Piers again because Julie had never been. I am really glad we went back to the bridge because it was a beautiful day! The sun was out and their were not many clouds in the sky so I could see the whole bridge! It was a perfect day and Julie and I had a lot of fun! We did some shopping and just took in all of San Fransisco! Our second day we went to the San Fransisco zoo. It was such a cute little zoo! We spent like 4 there and enjoyed the lions, giraffes, gorillas and many other animals at the zoo. It was a cold day on the second day and I had to wear a jacket (not really used to that in July). But I am really glad we went! After the zoo we did a little shopping before it was time to get ready for our next camp.






 Well I really enjoyed my time in San Fransisco! Really wish I could have gone to Alcatraz because thats the one thing I didnt do that I wanted to. Now I'm back at home! Lets see what adventure I will have next!


Chloe :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ashley and Kevin's Wedding

This blog is a little late but better late then never! So the weekend before I left for Hawaii one of my friends from Furman got married! Ashley was the assistant volleyball coach while I was at Furman last year and we became close while rooming together all season, plus she lived with Abby so I saw her all the time! On July 9th she said I do to Kevin! It was such a beautiful wedding! She got married at a little church in Raleigh and then her reception was the the Museum of Art! That was such a fun and different wedding site. It was so cool to see all the art as we ate and danced! It was such a fun time and I really enjoyed getting to see Ashley and Kevin one last time before they move to Canada! (Kevin is from Canada and he is in school in Vancouver and still has a few years to go) so they are starting married life off there. I am going to miss her so much but I am so excited that I got to share in her and Kevin's big day! Please enjoy some of the pics I took from the wedding! It was a beautiful day and Ashley looked amazing!! 

Chloe :)

abs and I ready to head to the wedding


abs and I with the beautiful bride!!
 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Funny Video!!

So some of you may know Momma Karen and others may not. But she is one of my favorite people in the whole world and she always brings a smile to my face! I got the chance to work a camp with her out here in Cali this past week and I thought I would share with you her just being herself!! It is def a hilarious video and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!! 

Chloe :)

video

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Trip to Hawaii!!

So as my last post stated I was asked to go to Hawaii to work a camp! Well I have been back from Hawaii for 6 days now and just having a chance to really sit down and write a blog about. So where do I start?

Well let me start by saying Hawaii was AMAZING!!! It was so beautiful and I just loved the drive from our hotel to the school everyday! So about my trip itself, The first day I landed in Hawaii at about 11:30am (which was 5:30pm east coast time), I texted my ride and she let me know that as soon as I arrived at the hotel we were going to the beach! I was very excited but also tired from my 6 hour flight, but I was ready. I had just enough to change clothes and off to the beach we went! It was so nice to just lay on the beach and just enjoy the scenery! The waves were really rough so I didnt get in the water but it was still just so exciting to be there! We only stayed for about an hour and a half because we had a 45min drive to the other end of the island to attend a Luau that night!! It was so much fun! The luau had so many things for you to do. I made a head piece, bought some gifts, took an amazing pic of the sun setting (its the pic at the top) , ate some great food and just loved being in a place I had never been in before! I def took everything in that I could that night!

The real reason I went to Hawaii was not to play around and enjoy the beautiful scenery but I was there to work a camp. The camp was a 3 day commuter camp so camp started at 9am and ended at 6pm every night. This camp was def a camp to remember. The campers were the nicest campers I have ever worked with! I had never heard the work thank you so much in my life as I did from these kids! Just so polite and so much fun to be around! But the other good thing about this camp was, since we got out at 6pm every night I got the chance to enjoy some things about Hawaii. I went to the international market one night and I really think I could have spent hours in that place. Its just a little market where you can get lots of little gifts to take home but its just so big and their is so much to look at. I ate at Duke's one night. It was a very fun restaurant and we sat outside right on the beach. It was so peaceful to just listen to the waves beat against the shore as I ate! I can officially say that this was def the best camp I have EVER worked and it was a once in a life time experience that I will remember for ever and I am so thankful to Varsity for giving me the chance to go!

So once camp was over all the cheer staff left on that Sunday while I wasnt leaving till the next day. So I made plans with my friend Princess (she used to work on UCA staff in NC before she got married and moved to Hawaii) to go to Pearl Harbor on Monday morning before I left. On Monday morning Princess took me to this little Hawaiian diner for breakfast (I asked her to take me somewhere I couldnt go at home) before we headed off to Pearl Harbor! It was very good and the outfits the women wore were so funny! Wish I would have taken a pic so you could all see how funny they were!! So Pearl Harbor was so amazing! I really enjoyed getting the chance to visit that place and learn more about that day. They have done some updating and remodeling to the memorial (the land one not the one over the actual ship) and it really helps you understand the time table leading up to the Dec 7, 1941. I did not have time to take the boat out to the memorial over the ship. I really wish I would have had that chance but I had to get to the airport to catch my flight back to Cali. I do know that I will be making a trip back one day because their were so many things that I did not get to do!

I had such an amazing time and I cant wait to go back again!! Enjoy all my pics and keep checking back because I have lots of things to catch you guys up on!

Chloe :)
















Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm Going to HAWAII!!!

So tonight I got some amazing news!! I got a call from Karen (she is the one that makes our camp schedules for the summer). She wanted to see how my summer had been going and asked me if I wanted a change in my schedule. Of course I said yes thinking that maybe she was going to send me somewhere....but never in a million years did I think she was going to ask me if I wanted to go to HAWAII!!! Yes HAWAII to work a camp!! I was so excited I think I said "shut up" like 10 times and then of course I said YES!! (I would be the dumbest person alive if I said no!!) After I am done in Hawaii I will be spending 2 weeks in Cali working camps! I am so excited I cant even remember both camps she told me I would be working in Cali...haha :) So I will be leaving Raleigh on July 13 and heading west! I will not get to Hawaii till the 14th because i will be spending the night in Cali on the 13th but I am totally ok with that! I called my mom to tell her and I think she might have started crying she was so excited for me. Then she starts telling me all the things I need to do while I am out there (I think she forgot that i was going out there to work not for pleasure) But I told her that once I get home from camp we can sit down and talk about it and I will try and do as much as I have time for. I am just so excited that I can finally say I am going to Hawaii and I really hope when i step off the plane I am greeted by a person her puts a lei around my neck! I am so excited and I just cant wait!! I will make sure to take lots of pictures so I can post them on here for everyone to see!! 

Well its off to bed now because tomorrow starts day 2 at my camp! So I need to be rested...that is if I can contain my excitement long enough to get some sleep!!  But keep checking back to see what I am going to be doing next!

Chloe :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Selassie's Married!!!!

So this past Saturday my good friend Selassie finally got married. I am sure some are you are wondering why I say finally. Well he is just one of those friends that I never thought would get married. But he met his match 2 years ago in Angie and she changed everything! I was so excited for this wedding because I was going to get some of my closest UCA friends that I had not seen in a year! And I was actually going to witness Selassie say I do!! 


They held their wedding in their backyard and it was so pretty the way they had it set up. But it would not have been Selassies wedding without a little bit of drama! Right as they were walking out some pretty nasty looking clouds started rolling in and lets just say it was not expected since it had been sunny and hot all day! About the time the preacher started talking their was a flash of lightening, then it started raining. It started slowly and then the bottom just fell out! So everyone ran inside and they got married in their living room! It was such a fun ceremony and it just would not have been the right wedding for Selassie if something like this hadnt happen! 


After the wedding we all went to Studio B in Greensboro for the reception. It was so much fun! They had all these pictures around the reception of them when they were young, their family and friends! I was very excited to see that I made the wall twice! We had so much fun just hanging out, dancing and catching up all while enjoying the day and celebrating Selassie and Angie being married! 


I had a great day at the wedding and I loved seeing friends that I havent seen in a long while! I am so happy for Selassie and Angie and wish them nothing but happiness! Enjoy some other pics from the wedding!!

Chloe :)
Getting married in the living room

Introducing Mr and Mrs Amana

My GF

Antwan

Reunited with Kyisha!

So Cute!

Selassie is married!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Day As A Country Girl

Sunday was a very fun filled day for me! I finally got the chance to go visit Erin and see the farm since they first got the horses last year! It was very fun and the farm looked completely different! I am not a farm/country girl so I didnt even know what I needed to wear to the farm! I had to text Erin and ask her which made me think I was in for a very interesting day! Erin and I took lunch to the farm and all of the animals wanted to come and say hello (well I'm not sure if they wanted to say hello to us or if they wanted our food)! But it was very funny see these horses standing right over me while i tried to eat (being that these horses did not really come right up to anyone the last time I was at the farm). I also had the chance to help Erin give her horse Cleo a bath. That was a process but Cleo was so pretty and shinny when all was said and done! Towards the end of the afternoon we had gone to get some pics developed and noticed a storm was coming in so Erin and I went back to the farm and got all the moms and babies in their stalls (James horse Louie did not want to go in his stall and well it was a process getting him in there and I had to try not to get kicked by him the whole time). But it was fun to learn about the feedings and why who got what and so fourth! I really learned a lot at the farm today and enjoyed my time there! Hopefully I will be making a trip back soon!!

Another fun thing about Sunday is the fact that I got to meet all of Erins baby chicks! Yes the girl that not a year ago was this big city girl from Indy has now turned into a full on Farm girl from Davie County and has chickens :) she can not wait for them to get bigger so she can put them in their chicken coop and eat their eggs! They are very cute and its really funny watching them run around after flies! Ready for them to get bigger and for the coop to be finished because I just want to watch Erin interact with these chickens!! 

But I def enjoyed my time at the farm and I am so glad all the horses are doing so well now! The babies are very cute and I hope that once I get the chance to go back again I will actually be able to ride one!! Enjoy a few pics I took during my adventure today!

Chloe :)
The new barn

A bunch of the horses up for a drink of water

Out in the pasture

Yes they even have a donkey..Gilbert

The baby chicks!