Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Today in the life,
I went to help my sister study for her accuplacer test. So proud of her for choosing to attend college. Anywho, my son and I were talking with her about camping and how awesome and fun it is. It made me crave some smores. So when my son and I went home we stopped at Walmart and got the ingredients for smores :) they were so delicious. You cant beat marshmallows and chocolate lol. We have a gas stove so it all worked out very well. Mmmmmmmm still thinking about them haha. Hope you have a great night!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I Passed the Semester!

Today in the life,
I finished the fall semester of senior year last week and today found out that I had passed all my classes! YAY me! I am very proud to say that the spring 2015 semester will be my last before graduation. Now of course it feels like time has swooped on by but time is relative. It will have taken me 6 years to graduate but at least I will be able to sat I did it, I graduated from one of the most respected engineering schools in the country. That fuels me to keep going. About 5 more months to go! Eeeek.

**My advice for those of you going through college is to surround yourself with as many driven and positive people you can. They will not only keep you company but will support you and push you to be better. They will also make for some amazing connections once you are in the workforce. So keep that in mind.**

Anyways, to be honest this "break" is driving me nuts and it has only been a week. I am the type of person who strives on stress and constantly doing something, "anything" lol. Maybe I will get back to the gym and working out again.... we shall see. Until next time.

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” - Unknown

<3 Crystal

Friday, December 5, 2014

Proposal From the Best Guy Ever!

Today in the life,
I am finally able to just hang out at home and relax. After the USHER concert I still had to go back to school and finish 2 projects. Needless to say I got back home at 5am. Woke up at 7:30am to get my son ready for school, dropped him off and headed to school myself til 5pm. I crashed out for 3 hours and had to write up one more report. Man it was a tough week haha. I didn't even get the chance to post about how amazing my man was on Saturday!

So I took my son to my mama's and because the whole family was home, we decided to put up Christmas decorations outside the house and put up the tree. Well my man called and decided he would come over and help. Well that was awesome all on its own.

Anyways he an I left back home and my son stood the night at my mom's. We hadn't ate dinner yet so we left to get something to eat. Well he started driving farther than usual (I was like that's weird) but I hadn't really been able to hang out with him alone in a while so I just went with it. So he pulls into a parking lot by our favorite hotel and said he wanted to walk around. Well they have a beautiful large pond with a water fountain and lights all around. It is a very romantic place. Well he reminded me that one of our first dates was when we walked around this pond (it's right next to the movie theater), and I immediately remembered how much fun we had at 16 here (laughing and not knowing where our lives were going to take us).

He said," we have been through a lot, and I think we could go through a lot more." I smiled and looked towards him as he dropped down to one knee and asked me to marry him. OMG it was sooo exciting and meant so much!!

See he had proposed to me back when we were 16 after we had found out we were having a baby. I said yes then and 9 years later I said yes again. He said I deserved a real proposal and that he still felt the same as he did back then. He is the best, and being teenage parents and going through high school and college and entering the workforce, it has definitely been an adventure. I am so grateful to have such an amazing man in my life, who supports me in being a chemical engineer and never doubting me and my ability to go to college and still be a a great mom and wife to be.

I hope all you ladies and gents find an amazing partner that will go through the thick and thin and will always support you and your dreams!
<3 Crystal 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Best concert ever!

Today in the life,
I am still feeling the massive energy I received from the Usher concert 2 days ago!  Wow can that man perform. He engaged the crowd, controlled the stage like nobody's business and gave an amazing show. I had bought the tickets for my mom for her 50th birthday. She loves Usher (who doesn't right?) Anyways, I am so glad I got tickets because he blew my mind. He literally sounded like his voice was on the radio. So clean, he hit every high note with ease and the best part was that you felt his passion for what he does. You could feel his joy and happiness to do what he loves! We were so lucky to witness that!

So I most definitely recommend seeing his concert!

Also on the plus side DJ Cassidy opened for him as well as August Alsina...he has such an amazing voice too. He will go far for sure. You can tell when someone just has that drive to do and be better!

Anyways, have an amazing night!