We were an unlikely match. Everyone knew it. We ourselves knew it. When people heard Hailey and I were going to be roommates, their response was most often "Wait...you and Hailey Morgan?!?" Hailey was all sass. I was boring. Hailey was the life of a party. I just hosted the party. :)
My roommate was getting married (shocker!). I needed a new roommate. Hailey needed a roommate. We made it happen.
We took a couple of days to get moved in, but our first official day as roommates just so happened to be the same night our good friend Laura was getting engaged. We had unloaded boxes all day (in the middle of the Texas summer) and were heading to the engagement party that night. Needless to say- showers were needed. We were rummaging through boxes trying to find clothes, shoes, and other things needed to show up decent to the engagement party when Hailey decided she was hungry and thought she'd have enough time to cook and eat dinner. She had a box of spaghet…
April 13, 2014. I remember the day well. It was a gorgeous Sunday morning; spring had finally come to our city.
I was wearing a navy and coral colored dress with sandals. My hair was done, my makeup on point, and church was being held at the 9:30 club for the first time. Church in a club. What!
I walked in, found a seat on the right side of the room, about four rows back from the platform.
There were some special events taking place that morning. A photographer was there as well as people with balloons and donuts.
KP was leading worship, Susan Manchester was singing alongside him wearing the cutest skirt and top.
And I was completely unaware that I would be changed that day.
I'll come back to this portion of the story in a bit. But keep reading if you'd like.
Three years have passed and today I was reminded of this particular day when an image showed up in my Facebook feed. Facebook has a way of reminding us of some not so great moments, right?
This photo appeared and my…
And unfortunately, the reason I'm back today is not for reasons I'm thrilled about.
I have a complaint. A large one. And I try not to publicly complain about things or companies online unless it's a big deal to me. That whole "pick your battles' thing usually rings true. But friends, this is a battle I'm willing to pick.
What is it, you ask? What is SO important that it would bring me out of my six month blog hiatus?
A ponytail. Yup. You read that right.
For more than 7 years, I've been using the Goody's brand of ponytail holders. I've RAVED about them. I've bought them for other people. I've sung their praises. I've been a huge fan of these. Most people see them and think, "There's no way that will work." But people. You've seen my hair. I have a lot of it. And it's really long. These have worked MAGIC. These elastic bands have stood the test of time through 5 half marath…