Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The coming 2(ish) weeks...

So, this week has been SWTA. Next week is Youth Camp at North Greenville, and the week after that my cousins will be here from Texas! Considering I am already exhausted from STWA this week, we will see how all of that works out! This week has been alot of fun so far, and I've gotten to know some of the kids really well! We have had a really fun time together, and overall they are all pretty stinkin' cute- I love 1 and 2nd graders! After SWTA each day all of the people in the drama meet for drama practice for the production we do on Sunday night. We have alot of fun in there, and we get leftovers from lunch afterwards!

I'm actually getting excited about camp next week! Until now, I was a little nervous and trying to focus on SWTA and having fun with the kids, I am still having fun with them but getting excited about camp too. I know it will be a great week and that God will teach me alot through it. Last year was awesome, and I know this year will too...the only thing I'm not thrilled about is that we are going to the Beacon for lunch on the way there like we did last year, and it was gross...I really don't want to go there for lunch.

Plus, I'm going with some of my favorite people ever(this trip in middle school with a few high school and adult helpers): all of my friend's from Sunday School, Kristi Houser, Amanda, Mary, and Ruth Anna! The only two people I wish were going are Paige and my mom. My mom was supposed to go but shes had some health issues and can't go...tear tear!

Then once I get back my cousins will already be there, and I know we will have an awesome time together!

I think I'm done now. Thanks for reading my randomness...

~Bailey~Philippians 4:13~

Monday, July 18, 2011


Summer with the arts officially starts today, and I couldn't be more excited!!! If you don't know what SWTA is then you can read this post: SWTA last year!

Anyway- I've got to go, but have a wonderful day! I know I will!

~Bailey~Psalm 56:3~

Thursday, July 14, 2011


A sister holds a special place in someone's heart.

No one can replace the relationship you have with them.

I've only had a sister for about a year and a half(and if your wondering she is 10 years almost 11 years younger than me). But it was worth the wait. I didn't get a little girl, I got perfect. I got the perfect little girl to fill the spot in my heart.

Many people would say, after we brought her home, "You guys have done such an awesome thing by adopting her."
That is true, but we have been more blessed by her than I could have ever imagined.

When we first came home with Sonia, people would ask, so how is having a sister? I would just say, "It's great." But I was kind of still repairing from jet-lag and overwhelmed by the whole trip. Now if someone would ask me, I would say, "It's better than I would have ever imagined."

I can't wait until we go have mani pedis together for her 13th birthday.
I can't wait until I go off to college, and she comes to spend the weekend with me and my roomies.
I can't wait until she's my maid of honor in my wedding.
There are so many experiences that sisters and only sisters can share and I can't wait to do so many of them with my Sonia Grace!

Sonia Grace-I love you more than you could ever imagine and your sweet little kisses on the cheek make my DAY if your wondering...your the best sister ever! I love when you ask to hear "Tayor Swiss"(Taylor Swift) in the car. I love when you sing "BABY BABY BABY OHHH" in the car to Justin Bieber. I love when you ask me to come play babies with you or play makeup. I just love everything about you, even when you wake up at 2:00 in the morning and say in your sweet little innocent voice, "Baidey(Bailey) go potty." And I have to climb down my ladder and take you to the bathroom. I just love you... love- Bailey

And as Taylor Swift would say, "Oh darlin' don't you ever grow up!" Because you are perfect this size. And I love you dearly.

~Bailey~Philippians 4:13~

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stop at 12:00 for Emily- update

**update** Oh my word. Prayer is a MIRACLE worker! Go read Emily's Cancer blog NOW!!! **

Please hop on over to Emily's Cancer Blog and read her latest posts. Her treatments weren't working, and so with talking with the Lord and her parents, they stopped her treatments about 2 weeks ago.

She needs a miracle. Her church and family are stopping at 8pm in England(where she lives) and having a large group of people to pray for her. She did a post for everyone who reads her blog to also join in. Some of you may not read her blog, but you should, and you should also stop at 12:00 pm today and say a prayer for Emily. She needs peace, rest, healing, and her family, friends, and church is praying for a miracle. So am I.

Just like my dad preached about 3 or 4 weeks ago, pray BIG, and pray BOLD!!! And that is what we need to do, pray for a miracle, by praying BOLDLY through the power Christ has given to us as Christians.

It won't take long. Maybe 2 or 3 minutes. Just stop at 12:00(even if it's a few minutes later) and ask for a miracle in Emily's life.

Thank you.

~Bailey~Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through him who gives me strength. ~

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stinkin' Excited!!!

You ask why am I excited? Summer with the arts is next week!!! YAY! I am playing one of the roles in the drama, Annie, and probably helping with the 1st and 2nd graders!

And- what could make your morning better than listening to new Taylor Swift songs that I bought yesterday?!? They are "Sparks Fly", "Back to December", "Never grow up", and "Our Song"!

Also, my birthday is in 2 weeks, but I'll be at camp. Not like it matters, cause I've already got my bday present...Taylor Swift concert tickets(which was absolutely amazing)!!! I am going to make a shirt to wear on my birthday that says, "It's my Birthday!" and on the back it will have a big 14! haha...

Then- the beach is coming in August! My summer is getting very, very exciting!

~Thanks for reading friends~ Bailey~Psalm 56:3~

Thursday, July 7, 2011

This week...ahhh quiet

This week hasn't been crazy or anything like that. The boys and my dad are at camp, so is Emily Grace and it seemed like all of my friends were super busy! So- I've had a lot of time with my mom and Sonia, and spent lots of time writing a new story, and working on a photo book from the Taylor Swift concert(which was exactly one week ago, tear, tear its over). But the book is going to be super duper cute! Monday we went to my Mi-maw and Paw-paw's house, and spent the night there. Tuesday we went to build a bear, which was really fun! Yesterday we went swimming and watched Sense and Sensibility, and today I babysat and we watched Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Over all it's been a good, but quiet week.

Tomorrow the boys get home, and it will not be quiet any longer. So I'm gonna go read Little Men, and enjoy the last few hours of peace and quiet!

~Thanks~Bailey~Psalm 56:3~

P.S. If you haven't read it, you need to scroll down and read about my Taylor Swift concert...I strongly suggest it, its a pretty awesome post!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Thursday night, I was wonderstruck. My night was flawless, and absolutely amazing. If you didn't read my last post, I got to go to a TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT for my birthday! It was soooo good! The whole show was like a play, they had different sets for the songs, she moved around everywhere over the coliseum, and her dresses were gorgeous! Emily Grace came over about 11 and we went shopping to try and find a dress for me to wear! We were successful and found the cutest dress! After that we headed back to my house and made a poster, painted nails, fixed hair(which included a hair crisis for both of us), and got dressed! By 4:30 we were ready to go and my dad, Emily, and I got in the car and headed to the concert, picking up her dad on the way.

Once we got to the concert, our dad's took us to the gate and then we went in! They couldn't get tickets so they just waited for us out in the lobby. We went to the shops and I bought a t-shirt, bracelet, and poster for the boys. Once we got to our seats, Need to Breathe started playing. About 8:30 the lights dimmed, and a video came on. Then the music started, smoke came up out of the center stage, she came up out of the stage and sang Sparks Fly!!! It was amazing...truly amazing! I refuse to show the videos on my blog, because me and Emily are singing so loud, and so off key it sounds terrible(but we were having the best time ever)!

She sang, Enchanted, Mine, Our Song, Fifteen, Haunted, Long Live, Love Story, Fearless, You Belong with Me, Sparks Fly, The Story of Us, Dear John, Mean, Speak Now, Better than Revenge, and Back to December!!!! Taylor Swift sang from 8:30 to 10:30! Love Story was the last song that she sang and it was incredible! All of these pictures coming up are of her singing!

Overall, you can tell that the concert was incredible! If I had the money I would go to every one of her concerts! I know that me and Emily had the time of our lives that day, and will remember it for the rest of our lives. But I am very, very sad that it is over:(
Mom and dad- thanks so much...besides getting Sonia, that was the best day ever!

I hope that you enjoyed the pics! Thanks~Bailey

P.S. If you read this and looked at all of the pictures, I am impressed!