kindel ann

March 15, 2009


Filed under: Blogging,Church,Cody,Life,Lists,School,Wedding — Kindel @ 8:47 pm

I feel like that’s all my life is right now. My hodgepodge, all over the place, random, not organized, convulsion-inducing, therapy-needing life. 

  • This is only my third or fourth blog post of the new year. Shameful. I miss blogging.
  • I started this draft about a bajillion months ago. That’s how behind I am… 😦
  • I have a crazy class load this semester. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive. 
  • I have my senior recital this semester. It’s going to be at the end of March. If you know me at all, you know that I am not meant for the stage. I hate performing. I mean H-A-T-E performing. I’m super excited about all the music that I’m working on. I just don’t ever want to play it in front of a crowd of people. I’ll be much more relaxed when this is over.
  • I passed my hearing for my recital so everything’s good-to-go…mostly…
  • I just got my recital dress today! I love it and I get to wear it to Jr./Sr. this year!
  • I’m smack dab in the middle of wedding planning. I’m slowly getting everything done but I still feel waaaaaaaay behind. 
  • I started one of my 40-hour practicums. I love it! I’m at Armstrong Elementary and it’s fantastic! I’m so glad I like it because it’s where I’m doing my student teaching in August. 
  • 76 days. Only 76 days until we get married.  AAAAHHHHH!!! I’m so excited!!!
  • Cody and I just finished filling out brackets for March Madness this year. Pfft…I don’t know what I’m doing but it’s fun!
  • Um…anyone who knows me knows that I know/care nothing about most sports. A backyard game of football or baseball is fun every now and again but that’s about the extent. However, this is my second March Madness experience with Cody and ya know what? I kinda like it…
  • Cody and I have been playing at ALIVE for the past couple of months and it’s so much fun! I love the people and Tom just plain BRINGS IT every single Sunday!!! He holds nothing back!!!
  • Speaking of Tom, we started pre-marital counseling with him this past week. He is so intense about marriage and how to make it successful. He’s super encouraging and I feel like we are going to learn a lot from him!
  • Again, speaking of Tom–he has the most beautiful outlook on the wedding ceremony. The other day he said that what happens on the platform during a wedding ceremony is a beautiful, holy moment. The other details don’t matter nearly as much as that holy moment. They’re part of the celebration that follows. Those weren’t his exact words but the was the message. It was beautiful and I might have cried just a little…
  • I’ve recently started reading a T-O-N of new blogs. I’ll post soon about all of those. They are soooo good. 
  • TweetDeck makes Twitter that much more amazing. Check it out if you’re on Twitter. And if you’re not, you need to be.
  • June is coming!!! I can’t wait because I’ll be here with my husband on our honeymoon!!!
  • I’m almost getting excited about student teaching next semester. 
  • I am so ready for a break from school…
  • I’ve got A LOT of piano practice ahead of me for the next two weeks…
  • And then after that, I’m taking a sabbatical. A long one. Just kidding, Mrs. Dill…

Wow. This post is way longer than I anticipated. But, I’m back to blogging. No more break. I promise to post more regularly!


November 30, 2008

Belated Thankfulness…

Filed under: Life,Lists,Thanksgiving — Kindel @ 10:44 pm

Well, the thankfulness isn’t belated, but posting about it is…

As many times as I get frustrated with life and circumstances, I have so many things to be thankful for and yet I somehow manage to neglect actually mentioning them.

Here are just a few things that I am thankful for:

  • A God who loves me no matter what: Thank you, Father, for your love, mercy, grace and forgiveness that is so unfailing.
  • My wonderful fiance, Cody: Thank you for your unconditional love. I can’t wait to be your wife because I know God has brought us together. I look forward to many, many years standing by your side. I promise to support you in everything you do. Even when we are poor in the wallet, we’ll never be poor in the heart… 🙂 I’m also thankful for the last few uninterrupted days spent with you, especially that Starbucks on Saturday. It’s really nice just to sit and be able to talk.
  • My family: Thanks for always being there for me. Thanks for supporting me through all my growing up years. I know it’s been hard for you but I hope to show you that it’s been worth it. I pray that we continue to grow closer together as a family. Thanks for being so supportive of me and Cody.
  • Those “good morning” texts: They sure do help me start my day a little easier.
  • My future in-laws: You are wonderful people who have welcomed me into your family from day one. I’ve enjoyed all the times we have spent together and look forward to many more. Thanks for supporting me and Cody as we begin our journey of life together.
  • Travis, Kris, and the people of THRIVE church: You guys are amazing. I have enjoyed getting to know you all so much. I’ve never imagined being welcomed so much into a church family but you guys have really proven what Christ’s love is all about.
  • My friend Hannah: I have enjoyed getting to know you so much over the past year or so. I’m thankful that you let me borrow your cool movies that no one else seems to appreciate. I’ll treasure our friendship forever! It’s great having a shoulder to cry on when our professors drive us bonkers. 🙂
  • My friends Ruth and Christineff: I’m sad everyday when I think about you guys and how you live so far away. I’m so thankful for our friendships, even though we don’t get to see each other or talk as much as we’d like. I love guys always.
  • My roommates, Joy, Jess, and Kris: I barely ever get to see you guys but it’s been great living with you. I’m very thankful for your friendships. I’m definitely going miss you, Joy and Jess when y’all graduate in December. I sure do wish you the best.
  • All my college friends: Every one of you, in some way, shape, or form, has helped me grow so much. I wish that there was some better way to thank each one of you personally.
  • My college professors: Especially Mrs. Dill who sometimes just listens to me and for teaching me so much about being a musician and Mr. Day who can always bring a smile to my face, even right after making me cry. 🙂
  • My job: It has really given me a greater appreciation for precious (sometimes not-so-precious) children and it is everyday teaching me how to be a better mother, even though I don’t have children of my own, yet.

I apologize if I’ve left anyone off the list. It was not intentional and I’m very thankful for you.

I’m sure everyone and his brother who has a blog has posted a list or something similar to this but I felt like I needed to post this too. I hope we all remember to be thankful not only during this holiday season but every day of our lives!

November 5, 2008

Tons of random stuff…

Filed under: Books,Children,Cody,Life,Lists,School — Kindel @ 2:05 pm

…to dump out. I haven’t posted in a while…mainly because I’ve been stretched pretty thin lately.

Here’s some things currently taking up space in my mind:

  • So Obama’s going to be the new president. I’m not surprised.
  • We had a crazy day at work this morning! Lots of kids…lots of crying kids…lots of drool…
  • I’ve got clean laundry up to my eyeballs…and a load in the washer…I’ve just got to put it all away. I feel like I can’t be productive until my room is clean! And somehow, it’s never clean enough…
  • I set off the fire alarm in my apartment this morning (around 6:45) while cooking bacon. I’ve never needed to use a stove fan before…I’m just not used to it.
  • When Cody went to the Catalyst conference, he picked up a book for me called My Husband wants to be a Church Planter…So What Will That Make Me? I’ve read a little and so far it’s really good! It compares planting a church to having and raising a baby. It’s an interesting, but really accurate analogy.
  • I’ve also been reading Shaunti Feldhahn’s For Women Only and it is great! We heard her speak at NewSpring on Sunday and as we were leaving, the church gave each woman over the age of 18 a copy of this book. Hearing her speak really opened my eyes! She absolutely blew my mind! She spoke about the minds of men and how they operate. Wow! I learned so much during that hour and that was only a preview of the book! I hope to learn much more! (I’m sure Cody hopes I do too… 😉 )
  • Cody and I started a meal plan thing this past week. (I’d rather not call it a diet…) We are eating two eggs, two slices of bacon and grapefruit juice for breakfast, a salad for lunch and an appropriately portioned dinner of whatever we want. He’s drinking one diet soda a day, too. I’ve tried to go without soda but I’m weakening…I think I’m going to have one with my supper tonight. But just one…
  • I got my wedding dress altered a few weeks ago and I’m going to pick it up on Saturday! I’m so excited! My bridal portrait is a couple of weeks away. I know it’s kind of early but I wanted it to be in the fall. I can’t wait!
  • Speaking of our wedding, we have 206 days to go!
  • Next semester is going to be crazy!!! I’ll have 20 hours of classes and an 80 hour practicum, half of which will be done in Simpsonville. It will be my last semester of classes!!! YAY!!!
  • I’m working on a new blog banner. I’m bored with that picture that’s up there. Hopefully I can have that done in the next couple of days.
  • My room is finally clean!!! I can see the freshly vacuumed floor!
  • Fall is here and Ladybugs are infesting my room! Anyone else having this problem?
  • Cody had to have his car towed today and have it worked on. Pray that it will hold up for a while longer!
  • Have I mentioned how I can’t wait to be done with school?!
  • I had dinner last night with a friend that I went to church with. He just finished up his term in the Army. He spent a long while in Iraq. I’m so proud of him and I’m really glad that he’s home for good!

I think that’s all for now. Now I’m going to relax for the rest of the day. That’s nice!

October 8, 2008

10 Things I love about being from the South – Part I

Filed under: Fun,Life,Lists — Kindel @ 6:07 pm
  1. Sweet tea
  2. Homemade jelly, jams, preserves
  3. The word “ain’t”
  4. Nicknames all relating to food- Cupcake, Muffin, Sugar Pie, etc…
  5. Nicknames not relating to food- Sweet Thing, Baby Doll, Snookums (yes, this is a real nickname), etc…
  6. Yard Sales
  7. Fresh-from-the-garden vegetables
  8. The smell of hay bales
  9. Riding on the back of a tractor
  10. Knowing almost everyone that lives in your town
I may not be the most country girl you’ve ever met, but I do love being from the South! 🙂
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