Saturday, June 25, 2011

Italy, You're Only a Week Away!

Sometimes, I wish there was a pause button in life.  So many wonderful things are happening in my life right now and I wish I had a button to freeze time.  Since there is no magical button, I just have to soak in every minute.  

Eric and me! I seriously could not ask for a better boyfriend. If there ever was a definition of the perfect person for me, Eric meets every criteria.  We have so much fun together.  Meeting Eric was one of those "A-Ha!" moments.  He's the type of boyfriend every girl deserves.  He treats me like a princess and I love him so much! He can make me laugh like nobody else and is the most thoughtful guy I've ever met. He's smart and he is so hardworking. He's working on getting into medical school and there is not a doubt in my mind he can have his pick of schools. Did I mention we have the same middle name? Eric Jordan Pierce and Brittany Jordan Murray. I think it's rather catchy!

Meet Packer Pierce.  He is a 10 and a half week old Peek A Poo.  My sweet boyfriend Eric gave him to me.  I told you all he was thoughtful! 

We obviously chose the name Packer for a reason.  Eric goes to NC State.  Although, I am a Carolina fan, along with my family, Packer was a very fitting name.  He likes to chew on these Carolina slippers.  Given the choice of any shoe, he'd pick these to chew on. Nothing makes Eric more proud.

Finally, I'm leaving for Italy next Saturday.  In fact, at this time next Saturday, I'll be in RDU waiting to board a plane.  I'll be gone for three weeks to study play in Italy.  It is such an amazing opportunity and I'm so grateful my parents were willing to send me.  Kelly Griffin, my roommate will also be going.  We've been planning on going since fall semester of our Sophomore year.  I can not believe it is finally here.  I'm very excited but I'm also quite nervous.  There is no doubt I'll miss home.  I also dread the long flight...but I'll get through it.  I wish I could take all the people I care about over there!  Although I can still skype and call my family and Eric a little, it is not the same as being in the same country.  In the long run, I'll be so glad I went and had the experience, I know I will.  I'm a little addicted to this song right now.

Mind on a permenant vacation
The ocean is my only medication
Wishin' my condition ain't ever gonna go away

Now I'm knee deep in the water somewhere
Got the blue sky breeze blowin' wind thru my hair
Only worry in the world
is the tide gonna reach my chair
Sunrise, there's a fire in the sky
never been so happy
never felt so high
and I think I might've found me my own kind of paradise

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"There’s so many beautiful reasons I have to be happy"

Hello again outside world.  I will get better at updating this blog.  I'll be updating it while I'm gone to Italy.  I leave in 24 days. Crazy!  I finished my sophomore year of college...doesn't even sound right.  I've been doing summer school and so far I've taken History and tennis.  Now I'm in yoga and I love it.  It is the best stress relief.  My PE classes have been so much fun.  Even though I've had class and some observations to do, I'm still trying to enjoy a little bit of summer.  Luckily, we have a pool to enjoy so I've been taking advantage of that.  I've always been enjoying the fact I live on Lake Eric and I enjoy walking around the lake.
     Everything has been going great.  I finished up my hardest semester of college and made the Dean's List.  I've been busy with student advising and getting ready for our lil sis class to arrive. 2013 can you believe we're about to be bigs?  We get our ONYX rings so soon.  Where is the time going?  I have three semesters left of school before I student teach.  I can't believe it.  I met the sweetest girl, Mariah, at several Meredith events and she will be one of my lils.  I'm so excited to get to know her better.  She is so sweet and she is going to love Meredith!
     Eric and I are doing great.  Sunday will be four months that we've been together.  He's the best boyfriend I could ever ask for.  We have so much fun together.  We've had a lot of good times since school ended even though we're both crazy busy.  We make time for our dinner outings, walks around the lake, and playing tennis.  We have so much fun together and I couldn't be more thankful that he is in my life.  God is so good to have placed me with such an amazing person.
      I have a lot to look forward to coming up and I'm so excited.  Junior year promises to be busy--but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Now, it's time to relax and go to yoga.