Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
"U.S. military marks end to nearly nine bloody years in Iraq."
was the news title I saw when I got on the internet today.
The soldiers rolled up the flag of American forces in Iraq and put it in a camouflage-colored sleeve in a ceremony today, symbolically ending the war.
This is something all Americans have been hoping for, but nobody seems to be celebrating.
If I hadn't gotten on the Internet today, I probably would have never even heard about it.
All I'm asking of you is to say a prayer for the soldiers.
Let them know that we are thankful for their sacrifices and that we are glad that they are coming home.
You can say it to yourself or put it in a comment.
Just let God know that you are thankful, and he will let them know.
Photo By SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters
-The soldier stood and faced God, which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier, how shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and said "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Cause those of us who carry guns can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent, because this world is awfully rough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times, I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me, I have wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod,
As the soldier waited quietly for the judgement of his God.
"Step forward now, you soldier, you've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell."-
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I think it's something we all need to remember, and it's the truth.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
So I was definitley a bad blogger this weekend..
I didn't post or read other blogs allll weekend.
Please forgive me!
I have a really good excuse...
Remember how I told you that I went with a guy from work to the Christmas party?
We're gonna call him T.
Yes, I'm giving him a name since hopefully you'll be hearing a lot about him.
I forgot to mention that we went out last weekend too.
And we went out again last night.
And we officially consider ourselves talking.
I know, kinda lame.
It's nice talking to someone again.
Of course I've dated people, but I haven't actually 'talked' to someone in a long, long time. Usually when it gets to this point, I leave. I get to scared to even try to get into a relationship with someone.
Not this time though.
This time, I want it work.
I'm not going to be the one to leave.
Are you ready to help me through this?
I hope so cause I know I'm gonna need some encouraging words every now and then!
I thought I'd do this little survey for y'all today so that I have a somewhat interesting post.
I borrowed it from
You should go check her out!
2.Post a picture of yourself.
4.What is your entire name? Kodi Lea Lastname
5.How old are you? Nineteen
6.Your zodiac/horoscope and if you think it fits your personality: Sagittarius, and I guess so? haha I have no idea
7.What did you do on your last birthday? Shopping with mom, birthday dinner with B, and dinner the night before with new guy T.8.What is one thing you would like to accomplish before your next birthday? I don't really know.. I guess to live another year would be a good accomplishment.. Or not to go to jail. Yeah, that sounds like something good.
10.Have you ever dyed your hair? Duh.
11.What is your eye color? Blueee.
12.If you could change your eye color, would you? I would probably go a much lighter blue, but not a big change.
13.Do you wear contacts/glasses? Ugh, yesss:/
14.Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it: I have a few pounds to lose, but I much rather look like I do than be a stick. So yes, I am happy with it.
15.Have you ever considered plastic surgery? What would you alter about your body? Boob job, forsure.
17.Do you have any tattoos? 5 and still going:)
19.Left or right handed? righty.
20.Do you drink? Can I go to jail for saying yes?
22.Do you have any pets? Four babies inside, one outside and my parents have three stupid donkeys.
23.Do you have any “rules” about food? Yeppp, I eat what I want.
24.What talent do you wish you’d been born with? Just something that could make me a lot of money. I'm not too picky.
25.Are you a bad person? I'm not perfect and I'm not always a good person, but I'm not terrible.
26.Are you nice to everyone? I try to be, especially people I don't know.
28.Share 2 habits: I always leave my phone screen down, cause I like the excitement of getting a new text. I also have a daily routine on the internet when I get to work.
29.What is your ideal career? Being a mom.
30.Is your life anything like it was two years ago? Not at all, and I love it!
31.Do you replay things that have happened in your head? All. The. Time.
33.Do you have any phobias? I'm scared of a lot. I don't even know if I can narrow it down.
34.Ever broken any bones? Nope. I had no childhood, I know.
35.Share something about yourself others might think is weird: I'm just a weird person.
36.Do you have a facebook? Of courseeee. I deserve creeper of the year award.
37. quote you try to live by: Be your own kind of beautiful.
38.What’s your favorite band/singer? Right now, my obsession is Drake. And I love me some Lil' Wayne;)
39.Dogs or cats? Dogs forever.. Although I'd love a hairless cat.
41.What are four things you can’t live without? My dogs, family, and internet. Oh and my bloggy!
42.Are you more like your mom or your dad? I have the best traits from both of my parents. So I would have to say 50/50.
43.Do you have any siblings? I have a younger brother, and an older half-sister who I don't see as much as I'd like too.
44.Are you going out of town soon? Nope, I'll be home for the holidays:)
45.Would you ever smile at a stranger? Everyday. I'm from the south, it's what we do!
46.Do you have someone you can be your complete self around? A couple of people.
47.Who is your most loyal friend? B.
48.Have you ever felt replaced? Yessss. It's not the best feeling in the world, but everything happens for a reason.
49.Do you ever want to get married? Definitely.
50.Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years? I hope so.
51.Do you get jealous easily? Not reallly.
52.Do you like to dance? By myself.. I'm a terrible dancer.
53.What was the first concert/show you attended? I don't even remember.
54.You’re in a tattoo parlor about to get inked. What are you getting done? My next one will be finishing my quote on my other shoulder.
55.You’re given $10,000…under one condition: you cannot keep the money foryourself. Who would you give it to? My bank... to put in my account. And probably some to my parents.
56.What is the first curse word that comes to mind? I say a word that starts with sh and ends in it a lot.
57.Are you a procrastinator or do you get things done early? Procrastinator for sure.
58.Is there something that happened in your past that you hate talking about? no, not reallly.
59.Do you hate anyone? Hmmm, how about strongly, strongly dislike?
60.Are you good at hiding your feelings? Sometimes
61.Do you care if people talk badly about you? It depends on what they're talking about. If it's about my character, then yes it bothers me.
62.One thing you’re excited for: Christmas!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Do you like it?
I got it all from Express:)
Except the shoes, They're G by GUESS.
Maybe I'll take some pictures tonight and y'all will be able to see the cutie-pa-tootie I'm going with.
Or maybe I'll just make you wait!
Have a safe rest of the weeekend!<3
Friday, December 9, 2011
This was recently added to my Christmas list.
Check it outtttt.
Thank You sweet cheeks!!<3
This is completely me... I think I'm making it my about me.
If I painted my fingernails, I would have to find someone to do this.
Even our beer pong is bigger in Texas.
Am I right, or am I right?
This is getting made for when I redo my room.
So easy and pretttty.
Project # 2.
It's an old cabinet door painted and chalk board paint added to make it a place to hang jackets or whatever else that needed hanging.
No words needed.
This was started at Baylor University right after the VS Fashion show.
Look up the video on Youtube or read the scripture.
I am so glad I just got part of it tattooed on me.
You get a big bowl, add some water, throw in some of your dogs favorite toys, freeze it and what do you get?
One pissed off dog.
The bride added these charms with pictures of her dad to her shoes at her wedding.
Her dad had passed away, and this way, he could walk her down the isle.
Laughing so hard even though I've seen this 90734057 times.
Have a great weekend and don't get stuck in any awkward photos like the one above!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I know, it's huge!
And believe me, it hurt.
Then I wanted to do something cool for spring break this past year.
What else would I do besides getting a tattoo?
The diamond tattoo stand for being unbreakable, and I got is as close to my heart as I could.
I had my heart broken once and I refuse to let my heart go through that again, so just knowing that I am unbreakable is something I think about a lot.
I mean everyone gets a tattoo for graduation, right?
No? Well I did.
This was part 1:
Excuse the muffin top...
And then I had to go back and get it colored:
The sugar skull stands for the death of a child and the roses are the birth of an adult.
Hence my graduation high school and stepping out into the real world.
And since 19th birthdays are so lame, I had to get a tattoo to spice it up which is what I did last night.
This is before the coloring and shading:
And then here it is allllll finished up!
"She is clothed in strength and dignity."
I love it so much, even though it looks kinda gross today with all the extra ink coming out.
Hopefully in a few months I'll be able to get the other part of the quote on the front of my other shoulder.
I'm so excited!
Yes, all of my tattoos are pretty big, but hey,
go big or go home, right?
Now I need to ask y'all something...
I definitely want to do a photo shoot featuring all of my tattoos.
Do any of you know anyone in the DFW area that would be interested in doing something like that?
I know these will fade out and not look as good as they do now one day, so I want something to remember all of them by in the future.
Please, please, please let me know if you know anyone:)
Have a lovely Thursday ladies!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
tehe... I loveee my Dad!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
First off I just want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday.
You guys are awesome!
I spent the first part of the day doing Christmas shopping with my mom and the second part of the day with B and her family since we have the exact same birthday!
And in case you're wondering, we mad that cake all by ourselves.
And this is what it looks like..
I know, we're professional.
Anyways, I found this great link up and I just have to be a part of it.
This weeks theme is to show off your Christmas list.
Don't mind if I do.
Top of my list.
I don't really know why I need one of these since I have an iPhone,
but I want one. Bad.
I think these little journals from Urban Outfitters are tooo cute.
You just write one little thing everyday for five years and it's something you can always keep with you.
Neeed these TOMS tooo.
The wool inside is amazing!
Who doesn't need a Northface Jacket?
Love, love, love<3
Despicable Me is my favorite movie of allll time.
And this is something I know I won't get, but a girl can dream right?
You can find the links to all of these on my Pinterest.
Link up with us!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Oh, hey that's me!
I'snt that the cutest thing ever!?
I loveddd how he 'dressed up' his bike!
I thought it was so cool how my phone took this picture.
Sorry for the crappy quality. I had to use my iPhone.
Days like these I want my Cannon Rebel soooo bad:(
Thank you to everyone that came out today despite the rain!
And I special thank you to all of the Marines that put this together and serve our country<3