Today, it's back to class!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Second day of break has been much more eventful. I spent the day with Claire - who I lived with my first year as an RA. Remember Ali? They were roommates. I love her and all the fun adventures we have. Today we decided to take some awesome pictures at the Haw River and then we drove to Greensboro to explore Edward McKays which is the BEST used bookstore ever. It was so grand.
also, Claire is one rocking photographer.
Posted by Ivey at 6:51 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time really does fly. I was looking through all of my posts today and it amazes me how quickly life changes. I am so blessed for the life I have.
Anyway, speaking of blessings. My baby had her first bath today! I was so excited - much more excited than I should have been for a car wash but I have no shame.
She's my first "adult" purchase and I love her.
Here she is!
Monday, January 23, 2012
OH MY GOSH. I just realized that today marks the only day I've ever been able to say that I've attended every single class in a semester. Given, our winter term is only a month long but still, I'm impressed. I've never been to every class, ever. BIG STUFF. I feel like I should have an event to celebrate!
Party hat. Yeahhh.
Posted by Ivey at 7:36 AM
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sundays are church days. This has been established - so tonight at youth our lesson was about super and non superheroes and Jesus being the ultimate hero. After we taught the lesson we gave each youth the opportunity to write a letter to our own hero, Tyler. He just graduated high school last year and is now serving in the Marines. I love this child so very much and I'm so proud of him, can't wait for his return to the states!
Here we are on his last summer trip with the group to the beach!
Posted by Ivey at 7:31 AM
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
With my job for reslife we have to put on a "late night" program each month which is an alternative to drinking for our residents on the weekends. Tonight we put on a rave. Now, actually we only had about five people show up and didn't have much success but we tried.
Glow sticks, highlighters, and white t-shirts.
Posted by Ivey at 10:27 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I probably have the least amount of school spirit I could ever imagine. In high school I lived for the sports of my school and wore a "dub-a" t-shirt daily. Here, I own one Elon tee and have attended all of two sporting events. However, I have been to every musical or show that our performing arts department has produced. I just think I have different priorities here than in high school, I mean I should, it is college. Anyway, tonight I attended my first Elon basketball game! "Live the Maroon Life"
Wearing the one Elon t-shirt that I own - I'm going to buy more, promise.
Posted by Ivey at 6:26 AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This is Taylor. I love her.
Here's some of our story..
Taylor sat next to me in a global studies class freshman year of college. Now, this was my second year of college but I was still a freshman. We were destined to be good friends. We tried to start an organization on campus that year - by tried I mean we spent two days on it - and our daily lunch dates sparked up an amazing friendship. She has been such a wonderful person to have in my life and I feel so lucky to be able to call her in times of need and times of joy. I'm really sad that this is our last semester together but there is no way we'll ever lose touch. She is one of the most amazing people I've ever met and I'm so thankful for the way she allows me to be absolutely ridiculous at all times.
Oh, all of this is written because we had a coffee date tonight.
Posted by Ivey at 6:14 AM
Monday, January 16, 2012
Here's more about my family...
I love them, I really do. Tonight we celebrated my aunts' birthdays. They are twins - love them both. We had dinner at another aunt's house and just hung out for a couple of hours.
Here are my adorable aunts. I call them Ginna and Linda Ann.
Posted by Ivey at 6:03 AM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Sundays are my favorite. I know I've said this. I just love them. I get to kick back and hang out with some awesome teenagers. Also, today, I worked at the lovely Blue Ribbon Diner. Now, a little addition to my day was going to see my adorable mom at Village Grill. I ended up spending my entire evening there - I love love love some of the people that my mom gets to work with so at times I just hang out in the restaurant. This was one of those nights.
Posted by Ivey at 5:52 AM
Saturday, January 14, 2012
For my day today I went to the Hill, Chapel Hill that is. I've been a Carolina fan for as long as I can remember - my family is obsessed with everything UNC. I was definitely a disappointment when I decided I didn't want to go there for my college years. Oops! Anyway, my grandma and I went to her favorite spot - Franklin Street - to do some shopping and grab lunch. I bought this lovely shirt and have been sporting it ever since.
Rah Rah Carolina - lina
Posted by Ivey at 5:45 AM
Friday, January 13, 2012
So, you know how much I love the south right? It's a lot. With my adoration for my region and the ideals it holds comes my love for all things southern, especially anything to do with the beach, summer, country music, and fishing. No, I don't actually fish that much but there's something about taking a boat on the lake or ocean and wearing a Columbia PFG shirt that makes my heart melt. With the purchase of Evelyn came the purchase of my car decals which are something I love as much as my car. My first sticker was a sailfish decal with the Guy Harvey signature. I don't think I can really explain how much I love Guy Harvey. If you don't see me in a PFG top I'm sure I'm sporting a Guy Harvey tee everyday during my southern summers.
"caught up in a southern summer, barefoot blue-jean night" - Jake Owen
Posted by Ivey at 7:22 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
So not much can top yesterday and the new car but, I also got to purchase a fur vest. I have been obsessed with these for two years and I haven't had the guts to buy one so today, I did. And, I'm in love - it's beautiful. So so so exciting. Now, I'll be looking fantastic in my new car!
Posted by Ivey at 1:35 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Remember that time I got a new car? IT'S TODAY.
This is Evelyn the Envoy. I love to name things and I generally choose "old school" names.
Evelyn at night!
Now, here is the first fill up! I was excited until I saw this...
Evelyn, you better be worth all that.
Posted by Ivey at 1:30 PM
Monday, January 9, 2012
You know how I'm an RA on campus? Yeah, so it's my favorite thing. I absolutely love my job. During our winter term at Elon (which is happening now) only a few of my residents returned to campus and I've been going nuts because I'm lonely. But I am lucky enough to have this girl here. Her name is Tessa and I love her. With all the changes going on in my life right now, I'm so thankful that she's down the hall and that she'll chat with me for hours. She is absolutely amazing and the sweetest girl ever. Love her and all the time we get to spend together during our mini semester!
Posted by Ivey at 6:32 AM
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Today I lived at my church. I love Sundays and the time I get to spend with my youth group and congregation, they are wonderful for sure. I had a good time at our worship service this morning until I was FORCED to sing with the middle and high school girls group. No, it wasn't that bad - the girls wanted some assistance and I love to sing so it all worked out. I just love all of them so much. It is amazing to watch them grow up and I feel so lucky to be a part of their spiritual and life journey. They teach me more than I teach them and they make my life so much better. I can not wait to see what God has in store for each of their lives.
Posted by Ivey at 7:34 PM
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Here's a little secret of mine..
I'm really really self conscious of my weight and I have been my entire life, really. Well for the past two months I've been paying close attention to my diet and getting a lot more exercise. This has lead to a 20 pound drop for miss Ivey. Now, over Christmas when my whole life fell apart, I didn't stick to my new lifestyle and it is bothering me so much. So tonight I decided to kick start it all again.
Toasting myself with my lime green water bottle!
Posted by Ivey at 8:07 PM
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I know I post about my family a lot but it's because they are all so amazing and I am so blessed to have such great people around me. Today another wonderful family member (my cousin Craig) sent me this awesome toy! Craig is like my brother. He's exactly six years older than me, yep we share a birthday, and we're both still kids at heart. Every Christmas he gets some really cool gun or toy of some sort and I get all jealous because I don't get such things. This year he sent me a better gun than the one he received! I got it today and I was so excited. I've shot everyone I've seen - they get real confused.
Posted by Ivey at 5:48 PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
First day of classes during winter term. At Elon we go to class everyday for three hours - five days a week. This schedule only lasts for three weeks but it's SO HARD. My class this winter term is "science and the media", it is not my cup of tea. As an acting student, science isn't my favorite and it really doesn't interest me a lot but I have hopes for this one!
This is our text book - I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.
Posted by Ivey at 9:16 PM