Thursday, September 30, 2010


I hate math.  I hate math. I hate math. I hate math.  You get what I'm sayin'????  Good.  Anddd to make matters worse.... I have a math test today.  EWWWWW!!!!!!  Ok. I'll let ya'll know how it went in about 3 and a half hours.  As of right now, I must go finish math review.... **SOB


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stuff from Home :o)

I have been in college for about a month? I'll go with that, it sounds good.  Well, I have gotten several care packages and cards. It is awesome. I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting stuff from back home. Especially surprise stuff! Like about a week or so ago I asked my mom and dad to send me some of my magazines that I left at home and I got the package today and it had much more in it!!! It makes me feel so loved to get things like that!
My mommy and daddy sent this to me today :)
My Aunt Michelle, and Uncle Tony and their boys sent me this. (Mostly Michelle considering all the dental stuff... haha. She is an dental hygienist.)

My Aunt Jamie sent me this. I can't wait to start reading it and watching!!!
I just absolutely love getting letters and notes and comments and packages and everything!! But, I also LOVE giving them too.  Writing is my fav :)

So... If you want to write me, whoever you are, my address is:

Kelli Stephens
Warner #165
13895 hwy 27
Lake Wales, Fl 33859

Random Dozen!!!

1. Do you believe, somewhere deep inside, that blondes do indeed have more fun? That they are "dumber" than brunettes or redheads? Be honest!
Well, unfortunately, if you think about it...  blondes are stereotyped so much that most people believe it and so they assume that they are more fun, so they get involved and invited to more things...

2. Which animal would you most like to observe in its wild habitat?
Pandas!!! OMG. I am obsessed :)

3. This week the U.N. announced that Dr. Mazlan Othman has been appointed the official "Alien Ambassador," should any extraterrestrials contact us. Have you, or has anyone you know, ever seen a UFO?
I have thought myself to have seen a UFO, but..... that was right after I just watched "Signs" lol.

4. Name your favorite Hitchcock film.
I don't think I have seen any of his films...

5. Would you rather spend time at the library, the mall, a craft store or home?
Home.... because I have pretty much everything from the library, from the mall, plenty of art stuff, and its all at HOMEEEEE

6. Which Disney princess is your favorite? (Or Disney character, if you are a guy)
THE LITTLE MERMAID!!!!!!! AAAAAAHHHH  (I am actually currently watching it, and I didn't even know this question was on here!)

7. What kind of art is your favorite?
Fantasy art, mermaids, fairies, etc.
8. How do you feel about viral videos, that is, videos made by amateurs that end up on Youtube receiving thousands of hits?
 I think they are sweeeet.  Then kids like Justin Bieber achieve their dream and become famous.

9. Where do you buy your jeans?
Plato's Closet

10. Tell me about your first automobile accident.
 Well, it was during the winter, I was headed to school after an hour or two hour delay.... I didn't even make it out of my neighborhood. I hit a patch of ice, and slid into a ditch and hit a tree. LOL

11. Have you ever been honest when you knew you would benefit more if you would be dishonest?
I'm sure I have, but I don't think I can think of a particular time....

12. If you were appointed "Ambassador to Aliens," what would you show and tell first about life on Earth? What would be the most difficult thing to explain?
 JESUS.  I would want to see if they knew about him... I would want to know if they shared the same belief.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Have you ever had that feeling of just not knowing anymore?  That everything you say doesn't even matter anymore? Or everything you think is just added confusion, like you should just quit thinking because it won't do any good? And what you do is completely not you, and you feel like you are just floating outside your body and the only thing that is keeping you from just disappearing are the heavy feelings of chains wrapped around every living particle of you?

I am at that point.  The point of not return, it feels like.  I have paths all around me, but I am stuck in a pit of quicksand ready to devour me right in the center where I can reach none of the paths.  I don't know where I am, what to do, what to look for.... All I know is that I am seriously lost.  And no one is near to guide me.

I know God is waiting for me, but I am blind to the steps to get to His outreaching hands. All of my selfish ambitions are tearing my insides up, grasping at all that holds me together.  There is a heaviness inside me that is so deep that I literally feel myself sinking into the ground.  My whole body is bearing the weight of so much that all I can feel to do is hunch my shoulders and try to keep standing.

What am I suppose to do?? It's all I want to know. I just want to be free of it.  Of the darkness that I know is lurking inside my soul.  Someone told me recently that they felt as if I was hiding something within me that I didn't want anyone to know about....  I don't know what that is... or even what he meant.  But I feel as if he spoke truth.  What is it that people see?  Who am I? Who am I suppose to be?  Who even knows anymore.... I certainly don't.  Do I even want to know.... probably not.  I feel as if this is never going to go away.  I'm stuck....  And I have no way of getting out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Random Dozen!!!

1. Have you, or has someone close to you, ever won an award for anything?
 I have won an award for best belch, best voice, best spirit award (aka MVP... christian school I went to didn't believe in giving an MVP...), and I have gotten some awards for some art stuff before.

2. Who is the nearest relative to you who has served in the US Military? 
I know my grandpa on my dad's side served in WW2.  I'm not sure about anyone closer... Maybe some cousins.

3. Share something that stirs the patriotic spirit in you.
When I saw this video on YouTube with bunches of video clips of little children seeing their mommies or daddies for the first time in a long time. It was heart breaking.... 

4. Where are you in the birth order in your family? Do you think your "placement" made a difference in your personality?
I am a first born, and let me tell ya, I ACT LIKE IT. Haha. No joke. I am bossy for sure. lol

5. Name one trait you hope you carry that was evidenced in your parents or grandparents.
Well, I am not blood related to my family because I am adopted, but I do know that my aunt who I knew briefly a long time ago was artistic, and so am I.

6. If female, do you prefer wearing a skirt or pants? If male, shirt and tie or polo?
Pants for sure. I mean, what would happen if I was walking down the street and saw a crime taking place.  Could I prevent it in a skirt? Na....  Pants all the way...

7. Approximately how many times do you wake during the night? What do you do to go back to sleep?
Usually I will wake up once during the night because I'll wake up dying of thirst. To go back to sleep I just lay back down. It doesn't take a lot.

8. Share a favorite movie quote.
"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets" ~ Rose, Titanic

9. What is your favorite Fall candle scent?
Spiced Pumkin by Yankee Candle Co.

10. What is one Fall activity you're looking forward to?
My birthday :)

11. Tell us about a pleasant surprise that happened to you recently.
I just got a package in the mail from my Aunt Michell and Uncle Tony and their boys :) Full of candy, and gum, and mints!! 

12. What was it like when you first met your in-laws-to-be?
Well... I can't really say at the moment... haven't decided who to marry :)


So... I LOVE LOVE LOVE letters :) I love writing them, but I also love receiving them.  And I'm not just talking about a card with some writing either. I am talking about pieces of paper with handwriting on them, little doodles, and an off-white envelope.  Haha. It doesn't have to be exactly that, but you get the idea. 

It seems that I am going to have to write people in order to get written back.... I have gotten two cards, but no hardcore letter. I'll just have to wait.  My roommate, Liz, has a manila envelope absolutely STUFFED with letters.  I love just looking at it. It is awesome :) 

Well, if anyone wants me to write them a letter, I will gladly do so :)  Just let me know, and give me your address because I most likely do not have it!!!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Random Dozen!!!

1. Do you do garage sales? If so, tell me about one great find. If not, tell me why not.  My great find wasn't by me, but rather my uncle.  He found these awesome old paints for me :)
2. Name the last thing you fixed. My lunch plate! Haha.
3. Name your A) Favorite item of makeup OR B) Favorite tool  My favorite make up is for sure eyeshadow, but "Glam Black" mascara is close runner up
4. Which room in your home needs organizing more than any other? Well, seeing as in I am currently in college, I don;t have many rooms. Lol
5. Which room could use re-decorating?  Same answer as before.
6. Share something unique about your town. My town? or the college towne?  Um.... My town had 2 movies filmed there... and the college town, I haven't really been here long enough...
7. If you could send a one-sentence message to your great-grandchild, what would it be?  You are one lucky beast to be my great-grandchild.  Got some nice genes, kid. HAHAHA
8. Do you Facebook? OF COURSE!!
9. Describe your favorite shoes. Well, I will describe my current fav.  They are a pair of Nike althletic shoes.  The colors on them are: bright pink, bright blue, bright yellow (what other yellow is there? lol) and glittery purple.
10. Do you listen to more talk radio or more music radio? What kind of station is it? I definitely listen to more music radio, and it was usually Kiss 107 FM, but since I am in Florida, I don't know what that is...
11. How far would you travel for a really good (favorite) meal?  I love me some good food... so I'm not sure... not further than an hour away....  and it depends on if it is a special occasion.
12. If you were totally honest with yourself (and us) what should you probably be doing right now instead of blogging? Probably my summary paper on a video I watched yesterday in my Life of Christ class... its due Monday? lol

Monday, September 13, 2010


So... at the South Lake Wales Church of God church on campus, they hold a service for college students called Infusion. These services are every Sunday night.  Well, the first one was last night, and boy let me tell you, it was amazing.  The worship was my favorite part.  The songs were good, and I was surrounded by a couple people who weren't fake about their worship. They had their eyes closed and I could tell they were letting the Holy Spirit fill them. And as I was watching them I realized something.  "WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING??!! I'm standing here, looking at them in awe, when I can just as easily set my focus away from them, and onto the Presence of God, and be worshiping right along side them!"  

So I did just that.  I let my focus turn away from those around me.  I closed my eyes and let the beautiful music and words flow through me.... I could almost feel God's presence against my skin as I let myself be taken away to this wonderful place of His glory and praise.  The words penetrated my heart like none other before.  I felt like I could breathe for once in my life.  It was incredible.  Once I couldn't take it any longer (the holding back, that is) I just threw my hands up into the air and I raised my face up to Him.  I didn't care what anyone else was thinking.  All I cared about was my Father and myself.  I just prayed in my head,  "Lord, fill me.  Like you have never done before because I never let you. Fill me so that I am over flowing with your light.  That none see me, but only you."  I was so filled that I felt a tear drop from my eyes.  It was so glorious. 

I praise You, Jesus.  For Your Love and Your truly remarkable magnificence!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Let's get ice cream!!!!

So... last night... everyone was super bored around the dorm, and in chapel several days ago, everyone had received a green ticket for free ice cream at this place called Topper's.  Well, we all concluded that, since we were about to smash each other in the face just for some entertainment, we were going to go use our free tickets instead (a lot safer). lol. So... because my beautiful Amber left with her loverly car, (another story, another post), we had to pile into this other girl's car from across our hall, April.  She has a small sporty small jeep type Kia.  So it had room, just not for 7 people. Haha. Can you say sardines???  Well I can, because I had to sit on someones lap.  That was uncomfortable considering I couldn't sit up all the way, so I was hunched over and I had to hold like two different handles to keep from falling over on everybody else.

Anyway, Jake, the tall guy in the black shirt in my pics, was the one telling April the directions.  And he took us on a "short cut". You know the ones with the unmarked paths... the bumpy dirt roads, the towering darkness around us....  It just screams "WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!" and "WE ARE GOING TO GET ATTACKED!!!"  and then the classic "WHERE ARE WE???? ARE WE LOST???? OH NO!!! I'LL NEVER SEE MY FAMILY AGAIN!!!!" Haha.  As we were driving through, Jake was telling us that a bunch of hobos lived in the woods around us.   We saw what he was saying was pretty true because we passed several chairs sitting along the path, and Jake said that there were a bunch of mattresses laying around in the fields...  So everyone was freaking out expecting something to come running across the clay road ahead of us or to run into the car, just begging us to all scream.

But, we ended up making it to the ice cream place, and everyone got their ice cream and we just stood around eating it.  It had been raining so everything was wet, and it wasn't a sit down and eat kinda place. It was all outdoors....  Here are some pictures:

April, Jake, Liz

Brian, April, Liz, Matt, Jake
Me and Liz
Jake and Brian
And, if anyone cares, we made it back safely too. We didn't take the long scary road. lol.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Praise Jesus!!!!

So... something that amazes me is dance. And some good pop music.  I found this video awhile ago and think its just freaking amazing... It just shows such unitedness (is that a word?????) Spell-check says no.... but I like it so I'm gonna use it.  Tell me what you think!!! :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lake part 2, The creatures.

While we were there we saw lots of wild life, squirrel, fish, ants, gnats, but no gators :(  So I took some pictures.
And YES. They are ALL creatures. Haha.

Let's go to the lake!!!

Today is Saturday, hence, the boredom and the decision to journey to a lake. We had fun!  Starting out, our plan was to walk across the highway to the lake that was on the other side, but when we did, we discovered that there was no where to hang out because of all the private property and swamps. Who wants to hang out in a swamp when a Lake-Placid-sized creature could be lurking in the murky waters??? Not me.  That's when we turned around and walked back to get Amber's car so we could drive to an actual park that had a dock and everything right on this big lake.  We all piled in the car and headed there, took a few wrong turns, but thankfully Liz got us there, and Amber didn't kill us. (No offense, girl ;-) ) We got out and the girls sat on the bench while Matt and Brian played with the Frisbee.  They were attempting some pretty tricky throws and epically failed many times. lol. Brian and I took a walk down to the dock hoping to see some gators, but no luck, just a really bad jet skier.... not that I could have even attempted to be better. There is no way I would even get in the water! Anyway, here is some pics of our day:
Loverly scenery :) (Thanks Brad)

I think he was pretending to... um.... well.... I'm actually not sure. Haha
Heck yeah to action shots!!! Same with Brian's on the bottim right.  Haha,

Friday, September 3, 2010

When I'm bored. (the majority of the time)

So.. every so often, I become obsessed with a show or books or just something.  Right now, it's Glee.
OMG. I freaking love it.  All the singing and romance and school drama! Haha.  There are also several sexy guys!!!!  I need to put almost every song on my ipod! 
Ok, well, that's all I have to say!! :D Gotta watch some Glee now.

Facebook Official

So... hmmm. has anyone else noticed that I pretty much start every post with "So" haha. I am LAME.  Anyway, college life is rather appealing to me.  I have freedoms that I never had at home unlike a lot of other kids.  I love the freedom of being able to just leave whenever I want and just chill with Jesus, and explore His amazing creations.  I am just loving it here.  I love my roomies :) I have been getting to know them each better and better.  I have also made several new friends.  (It's Facebook Official)

The lovely Amber,
Liz is on the left, Alyssa is on the right.
This is Josh. He likes Josh Groban, TOO!! :D
This would be Matt, the roommate of Josh's
And my man, Brian
I have several people who I have befriended as well as these wonderful people, i just haven't had the guts to take pictures of them yet!! Haha!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First day of College...

Ok.... so I don't actually have any pictures for this post, but I am actually really excited about this one!!  I hope you enjoy reading it :)

So... today I got up. Yes I did, bet ya didn't notice... lol.  Anyway, my first class was at 9 and it was Comp I.  I was going to ride with Amber and another girl, Liz, but my RA was getting on her bike so I decided to ride with her and see where to park the bikes and whatever. So I did, it was fun except for the excruciating pain to my tail bone... That seat was like balancing your coccyx on the corner of a metal pole. Yeah, not very pleasant. BUT, I made it. Well, at least I thought so.  Kristi, my RA, said it was in the library. So I followed her in, but when I asked a lady working there, she said it was in the Rigel Center across the walk. I was "oh ok" so I turned around and started walking there.  Then as I got inside I was about to start walking around to find the class room when I saw Amber and Liz, who are in the class, walking towards me. They were like "not enough room so we have to go to the library." OMG. "alright then"  So we walk back over, had Comp I class. Then after that was the Life of Christ class, and Brian and Matt met Liz and I for that one. I think I'm going to like the teacher... He is kinda funny and reminds me of the preachers my dad knows... Its just familiar.  Next was College Experience class which I think will be really fun because the teacher is my dorm mom, Faith. She is soo fun and apparently she occasionally has us skip class to go out to eat or whatever.
Then we all went to lunch and it was VERY tasty :) After that I went to my last class, which is Psych.  So... I've got a sweet schedule.

Ok so one funny thing that happened today was in Psychology class.  The professor, said that at the beginning of every class we will be asked a question to answer for bonus. So for the first day he gave us our first question to right on our papers. It was "President Obama had a big meeting on tv for the past couple days. what big  (something or other) was canceled. what was it?"  and some guy raised his hand and was like, "Uh... we don't have cable.."  and he was like oh.... and then some guy raised his hand and was like "And I'm canadian." HAHAHA ROFL!!!

Now, the best part of the day:  When I was in College Experience class, Faith siad "Oh Kelli!!! There is something I want you to do for chapel tomorrow!!! I mean, you don't have to, but I would love it if you did."
I was like.... "Ok?"  So after the class ended, I walked up to her and was like "What's up?"  She was like, "Ok Kelli, there is this thing we do for the first chapel of the year. We do a ceremony where we have a boy freshman and a girl freshman come up and represent their class. They are going to wear graduation robes and everything. It's symbolic for, like, looking to the future. Like, this is what you have to look forward to. And we had to pick a boy and a girl for this role.  We already picked a guy and when we were thinking of a girl, i instantly thought of you. So would you do it?"  I was like "Totally! I would love to!"  I was feelin' kinda good about actually starting to make a name for myself.  I'm not going to get conceited, but I'm just really excited that she thought of me.... :)