Friday, January 16, 2015

Hey, I Got Married!

Hello everyone! It's been a really long while...but here I am! 

And guess what?


I got married!

And moved to Jacksonville, NC to be with my hubby! 

And I'm super, super happy! :) 

If you haven't noticed theme yet, we had a Christmas wedding! It was beautiful and amazing and just perfect! We literally planned out the whole wedding in just a month. 
Austin and I were talking on the phone one day about his leave time and before we knew it, wedding talk was in the air and we're planning a date and I'm finding a dress. A month later, my last name changes and I still get my fairytale wedding. 

A week and a half later, I've got my Montero on the road, jamming out to Backstreet boys and trying to control my road-rage while on the way to our new home! 

We've been in our new apartment for about three weeks now. I don't have a job & I missed the Spring semester at Coastal Community College, so you can imagine our home is spotless. I have nothing else to do.
That and I've lagged out of my exercise routine...which I really, really need to get back into. I can feel my thighs starting to jiggle...a lot.
PLUS, we have Netflix...which has all new episodes of PLL that I just want to watch all the time while cuddled under a blanket, sipping coffee. 

...I've gotten lazy. 


God Bless,

Sarah T.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Two Trips and One Decision

Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I've posted. I do this a lot, but I have some decisions I just need to talk about. Austin is still gone on the last month of his deployment (YAY! He's almost home!!!) so I can't talk to him about it. My parents...well, they've given me the "go" on whatever decision I make.

I have two programs I'm very interested in for next summer, 2015. I'm not too sure which to choose.

The first is a mission trip to Ireland. It's a back-packing mission trip where you spread the love of Jesus in remote areas where young people have never heard of Him before. It's crazy to think that there are people these days who haven't heard the name "Jesus" with technology and all this social media. It's a 30 day trip with two spots open. This goes through the IMB for students. The financial cost is what worries me, but I know if I'm supposed to go, God will provide. Just be praying for me on this one.

The second, I heard of it first, is a study abroad program in Ireland. Yes, BOTH are in Ireland, a place I'm dying to get to. I really need to get some credits in the summer and this seems like a fun way to do it. I've already talked with my advisor about it. I only get three credits, but the trip is covered by financial aid and when would I ever get the opportunity after college? It's also 30 days, in June. I've been praying on this one too. If I want to graduate on time, this would be a good option.

Honestly, I'm a little reluctant on both of these trips, any trips really. I'm scared of spending any time away in the summer because Austin will be home (hopefully!) and I don't wanna waste anytime away from him...which sounds silly. He's been gone almost a year though, so don't blame me! I miss the man.

Just please be praying for me on both of these trips. I'm really thinking about getting into missions and I want to kill my "traveling bug" before too many responsibilities of being grown-up (career, marriage, kids) pop up.

Thanks for reading! God bless.


Thursday, June 26, 2014


Lately, I've been needing some do anything. To get up early. Go to work. Get my summer math class done...even to read my Bible. I don't know whats wrong with me. Summer blues? Gah. All I know is I have about a month and a half of break left and I'm wasting it loafing around.

I worked on my math class a little bit today...not nearly enough though. I'm about 30% done with it and I only have until about August to get it finished.
-I studied my Bible lesson.
-Then I did 30 squats and 20 tip-toe squats.

...but that's it.
Ugh. Blah. Bleh.

Any tips?

Have a blessed one,


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I've been away...

...for so long. And I apologize.

I'm not too sure where I left off, but for now, here's the news:

  • I'm re-taking my EMT class. 
  • I've been having an amazing summer! 
  • Austin is still deployed, but we only have about 3 1/2 months to go! 
  • I'm still working at Burger House.
  • I'm about to leave for a mission trip in Alaska in about...two weeks. 
There's that. Now, my mission trip! I'm so, so excited to get going. I don't have everything yet, but I'm working on gathering everything. I'm hopefully going shopping tomorrow for some things I need. (It's my day off!) I need to get some jeans; my others don't fit anymore.

I'll be in Alaska for about eight days. I'm all confused on what to pack and what not to pack and how to pack. I get a carry on, and my personal bag. Then luggage is $25 each...and I get two bags of luggage I can take. The travel time will take all day. We're gonna have so many layovers and then the driving from the airport to Anchorage...then Kenai...I'm dreading the travel.
But I'm so, so ready to go.

I've been praying and trying to make sure I'm ready. I know God is going to work in this. I know He's going to work on me. I just want to be willing and ready to accept He has to give. I don't want to miss a thing and I don't want to mislead anyone while on the trip.

-taken from my globe. You can see Anchorage; we'll travel through there and Kenai; where we'll actually be serving.
 I've even sewed up some cute eye-masks for sleeping since its gong to be daylight while we're there!

It came out a bit small, but this is just my first try...
 I have to get ready to go to work, but I'll be sure to write again soon! Please be praying for this trip! God bless!


Monday, May 5, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Failure Is Sometimes God's Plan Too

Have you ever worked so hard on something, did your best, went above and beyond and yet it didn't work out? You failed?

It happened to me yesterday. I still can't believe it.

If you've been reading, you know I'm on a quest (let's make it sound cooler then it is...) to become a paramedic. I'm currently (or was) enrolled in EMC 110 and was getting ready for my practicals and NREMT. Well, it's all changed.
I took a final yesterday that changed my whole timeline. It changed everything. I was just a couple of points away from getting the right score to participate in the practicals.
So I'm not getting certified this summer like I planned. I won't be an EMT this fall like I planned...
...and it's killing me.

I cried yesterday all the way home from class, up until bed, then when I woke up this morning. I just can't take it in. I worked, so, so hard this semester...for nothing? I neglected my friends and family, stayed home and studied, didn't participate in fun outings...I tried my very hardest and I still didn't make it. I prayed yesterday with my grandmother, and I realized something.

If I tried my very hardest and did everything I could, this must be God's plan. I wasn't meant to get certified this summer for some reason or another. I still don't get it, but I know God will show me the answer loud and clear and I'll know it when He does.
It's still hard to chew though. It's terrible, it's horrible...but I'm still trying to come to terms with how to thankful for what happened. I know there's an ultimate reason and God has protected me in some way...but its just so hard...because I worked so hard and I selfishly don't wanna let go of that.

I'm working on it though. Slowly.

I think another good cry and God's Word might help. Just please keep me in your prayers.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beautiful, gorgeous Kentucky River

Feeling very, very blessed to live where I do. God gave us something beautiful to enjoy...enjoy it!