Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
The happy couple finally finished with all of their studies!!!
Oh little brother, how you love taking pictures with me. :)
Doesn't my dad look happy? I think he enjoyed this graduation even more because he didn't have to pay for it! HAHA!
Me and mi madre--Love this lady!
Ok--Andy took this picture. I'm assuming that the white thing in the corner is his finger. :) I am the little ant towards the back with the lovely light blue collar thingy on...
Getting my diploma cover...diploma to come in the mail.
DONE!!! After this I slipped out the back. :)
I would like to note that Andy was a real trooper yesterday. He managed to video part of me walking across the stage and snapped some pictures! He is a very supportive and loving husband...thank you Mr. Bozeman!
Also, a huge thanks to my mom, dad, brother, my aunt Paula, and Granddaddy Gray and Jane. They all made the hike to Cookeville to see my graduation. It meant so much to me to have them there. Also, congrats to my sister--she is soon headed to Texas to continue her education, but she is finished with schooling for the next few months or so!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend! It's back to the real world tomorrow!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Her part of the street was closed off...for obvious reasons...
A home with all of its belongings in the front yard...
This area had flooded nearly to the rooftops. Basically, every house in the area looked like this. Most everything in all of the homes was beyond repair. As you walked up, you could smell an odor that I can only assume comes with flood waters. A mixture of muddy water, rotten food, and quickly mildewing furniture makes quite an aroma. It was truly humbling to see the destruction. I have a newfound respect for my dad and all the work that he did with the Katrina cleanup. It truly is some of the dirtiest work I have ever done.
As we worked, a million thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how God truly is in control of everything--sometimes it takes a natural disaster for me to remember that. I thought about how I need to put less focus on material things. I thought about how long it will take these families to fully recover from this tragedy. I wondered what Andy and I would most want to salvage from our home in a similar situation. I thought about how ridiculously little air-time we have been given on the national stage. I thought about how tragedy can bring people together. I thought about how proud I was to say I am a Nashvillian. To say the least, today's experience was eye-opening and mentally/emotionally/physically exhausting all at the same time. Please continue to keep the flood victims in your prayers. It is so easy for us to get back into our routines and to forget. They have such a long road ahead...
I have so many pictures to post of various home projects that I have been completing in the last week or so to prepare for the big graduation party tomorrow night; however, my ongoing feelings of guilt about our home being spared from the flood waters has kept me from posting. So be looking for the updates when I feel it is more appropriate!!! Wish me luck tomorrow--I will officially walk across the stage at Tennessee Tech and hope not to fall on my face. :) I'm also hoping we pull off this par-tay tomorrow night and fool everyone into thinking that I can decorate and that I ALWAYS keep my house this clean--HAHA!
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
***Churches of Christ Disaster Relief will also be needing help on Thursday at 10:00 to load more boxes for the flood victims. If I am still out of school, I will be there! Come join the fun!!!