weekend surprise

i’ll warn you ahead of time this will be a rather long entry…

this weekend, although a very sad time, was also a time of great happiness. i was able to pull off my two surprises with the help of justin of course 🙂 we arrived at my house a little after dark on friday. kelly was the first one to the door (she already knew about the car) my mom wasn’t far behind. she gave justin a hug and looked up and found the car. she was very surprised to see it and even more surprised to find it was mine. my dad came hurrying down the stairs after checking on the pizza in the oven and was all smiles too. erin came home around 11 or so and went out to look at it and liked it too. justin had worked all afternoon cleaning the car inside and out. it was too bad the sun went down, but the next day it still looked beautiful! (thanks honey!)

once we got inside friday night from looking at the car. justin and i ate some pizza and quickly got dressed to go to my friend mandy’s nanny’s visitation at the funeral home. we pulled up and went inside to find mandy. i did ok as long as i didn’t think about where i was and why i was there. eventually i was even able to quickly go look at her nanny. a couple of times i got teary eyed but was able to recover. we were getting ready to leave and each had some flowers in our hands to bring to their house when mandy, her sister jody, and jason went up to their nanny to say a final goodbye. that is when i lost it. i had to get out of there before the tears could fall. i got to the car and justin followed quickly behind with a comforting hug. my friend matt pulled up a minute later in his nice 4runner! and let me sit in it and play with all the buttons hehe. later we all went in mandy’s expedition to sagebrush.

Saturday was funeral day. the cemetary was only across the street from mandy’s mom’s house so we all walked. the funeral was beautiful along with the weather. i was glad i got the chance to be a part of it. i even got to stop by and see oma’s grave. then we went back to mandy’s parents’ for some food and fellowship. and later that night ended up going to the mall in asheville to eat and walk around. mandy’s niece came along and she really seemed to like justin, along with the rest of the group. he definitely fit in!

Sunday afternoon we headed to justin’s parents to show them the car and spend some time with them. his mom and i started on this 9 piece puzzle that i still think has no solution! haha

all in all the weekend was way too short and i didn’t get to see a lot of my family, but the time we did have was fun filled.

almost friday

i just remembered that i didn’t ever give an update about the job my dad was trying to get. as it turns out, he was unable to get the job. while it would have been a great job, i know God has a better one in mind for him. please continue to pray for him. i hope he knows how truly special he is!

On the brighter side…it’s almost friday and almost time to surprise both my parents and kelly. see, i get to pull a double surprise. my parents think i’m surprising kelly with my computer and kelly thinks i’m surprising my parents with my car. in reality i get to do both hehe. everyone gets to be surprised. i love surprises! it’s so cool to know about something ahead of time that you know someone else is going to just love and has no idea about it. not only does it make them happy, it makes me even happier to see their faces light up.

erin is supposed to be coming home too this weekend. i hope justin can handle all these miller girls at once haha. my dad will sure be glad to have another guy around.

oh happy day!

i would like to take a moment to wish my brother-in-law a very happy birthday/friday the 13th hehe. i know he mostlikely wont read this but i wanted it to be known of my best wishes for him. 🙂

today is a day for odds and ends at work. much time will be spent staring at the clock wishing i was outta here. this weekend i plan to not plan and just do. first i want to start off SLEEEEPING! anyone who calls the apartment or my cell before at least 1030am is dead meat 🙂

have a wonderful, sunny, freaky friday the 13th!


ok guys, so things aren’t going so well again for my family. please keep up the prayers if you don’t mind. i really appreciate it! maybe some good news will come soon.

hope i dont fall asleep during the prayer in church tonight…..vewy sweepppy


you know…justin is exactly right….wish they could have a website set up 😉 i guess i’ll have to tell the dude i hired to get a move on 😉 … you sweetie hehehe


I dont know who got to praying for my family right away but thank you! my dad called me last night with the best news. he got a job!!! for those of you that didn’t know. my dad has been unemployed for about 7 months now and my mom has been since the beginning of august. i’ve been praying so hard that some good fortune would come to them soon. with both of them being out of a job hardly any money was coming in. now if only my sister could get 3 more kids at her daycare, my mom could start getting paid. please keep praying for them. have a great day 🙂

great day

today has been a great day for talking to far away friends. I put this entry under the “family” section because….they are! I got to talk to april today. It’s been so long since we have talked and seen each other. I even got to talk to my best friend from home, mandy. Yesterday i talked with my friend matt from “home” too. and greg, who moved forever away! i get to talk to him almost everyday. it’s not as long anymore but i still love it. now if only any of these people were here so we could do lunch. i’m starving! hehe. that would be fun, i guess i’ll go eat my pb & j sandwich alone (wahhhh, j/k) i do miss them though. well time to eat!


this weekend was once again crazy but very exciting. i found out on friday that i had the opportunity to have my whole family in one spot (which doesn’t happen often), here! the only catch was….no one could know about it but me and my oldest sister erin. well….we tried it that way at least. finally i had to call kelly’s cell and get her to convince my parents to come here. i tried telling them justin had to work, jennifer was out, AND it was family weekend. None of which were all that successful but with kelly’s help and a little guilt trip they got in the car and came here. gosh it was like pulling teeth or something. do i smell that bad? 😉 (dont answer that!) erin had an extra hour or so of a ride from the opposite direction and she told me to keep my family at the apartment. it just couldn’t be that easy hehe so after many hours of trying to leave notice of where we were going, we were reunited back at my apartment. the funniest part was when my parents parked right next to erin’s car in the driveway and didn’t even put two and two together. it was hilarious! but i’m glad things finally worked out. i made pasta salad and we sat around and talked and laughed. justin’s family even made a cameo appearance. all in all it was a good day!