Monday, July 20, 2009

Because I've been tagged numerous time!! Here it is::

A-Age: 22

B-Bed Size: QUEEN

C-Chore I dislike the most: ALL OF THEM!!!

D-Dogs name: outside- Boxers- Rocky & Mollie. Inside- Lilo and Lilly

E-Essential start of my day begins with: Turning the alarm off.

F-Favorite Color: PINK

G-Gold or Silver: SILVER, WHITE GOLD

H-Height: 5'6 ISH

I-Instrument I play: NONE

J-Job Title: RN


L-Living Arrangements: IN A HOUSE.

M-Mom's Name: CINDY


O-Over Night Hospital Stay other than child birth: WRECK. (NO CHILDBIRTH HERE)


Q-Quote from movie: FROM WALK THE LINE- Jerry Lee Lewis: We're all going to hell for the songs we sing!
June Carter: And what about me, Jerry Lee; am I going to hell too?
Jerry Lee Lewis: No, June, you're beautiful.

Earl Smooter: You can't ride two horses with one ass, sugarbean


R-Right or Left handed: RIGHT

S-Siblings: ONE SISTER.


U-Underwear: YEP

V-Veggies I dislike: BRUSSEL SPROUTS (AGREE)






Monday, June 22, 2009

It's Official!!

Praise the Lord, I passed Nclex and am now officially an RN!!!!!!! I thought this day would never come!! A BIG thanks to everyone who said prayers for me throughout the past two years. God is Good and I could've never gotten this far on my own.

Maybe now I will be able to blog more since I won't be studying anymore (WOW- that sounds weird)!!

LoVe YoU!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever." Proverbs 10:25

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More PiNnInG & gRaDuAtIoN

Here are a few more pictures from Pinning and Graduation!

The first is of Me & Haley! We were the "Ha(i)ley's from McMinnville." We definitely spent a lot of time together over the past two years carpooling back and forth to Lebanon, and Clinicals.
AND!!! We both got jobs at CRMC and in the SAME UNIT!!!

Here are a few of our decorated graduation hats (Monica decorated them- Thanks again!)

Cole said he felt like he graduated too! LOL!! He's been really good & understanding throughout this whole journey. It's been a long journey, too!

Me & my best friend Jarrod. He and Stacey came to pinning. She was supposed to be in the picture, but she jumped out at the last second!!

I still just can't believe its over! I thought things would slow down once I graduated and I actually think it has been right the opposite. I've been crazy busy since I finished school, I hope it slows down soon.

UPDATE ON MY MOM- She is doing much better since her knee replacement surgery. Her therapy is helping, but knee replacements usually have long recovery times associated with them, so please keep her in your prayers.

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!! PiNnInG & BsN gRaDuAtIoN!!!

May 1 was my Nursing School Pinning Ceremony. I thought this day would NEVER come!! It was such a great feeling knowing that all my hard work over the past few years had finally paid off. Many of my friends and family came to the ceremony, which meant a lot to me.

I will start my job as a Registered Nurse Intern at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on June 1 in the Nuero-Muscular Stepdown unit. I'm very excited to start working! I'll be even more glad when my state boards are over, which should be sometime this summer.

I have more pictures from pinning and graduation, but blogger will only hold so many! :) I will post more in a different blog!

Thank you to everyone who prayed and supported me during school. Keep sending those prayers up though- as I still have to pass the Nclex!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Everyone please keep me in your thoughts and prayers this week as I am finishing up finals for my Bachelor or Science in Nursing Degree. I have many important finals this week that I must finish before I can breathe a sigh of relief that this crazy journey-called nursing school- is over!! So I would definitely appreciate prayers for strength and knowledge to get through them all...

THANK YOU!!! Now back to studying. :-(

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Traveling Patriot

I got this from Tara's blog and I love it!! I had to share!!!!

This is one of those emails you want to share with EVERYONE! Feel free to copy and paste and share!

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. 'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier
seated nearest to me.

'Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan .'

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time..

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. 'No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base '

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill.. 'Take a lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed
my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for him.'

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or chicken?'

'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. 'This is your thanks.'

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me 'I saw what you did I want to be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, 'I want to shake your hand.'

Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand.

With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot..' I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs.

A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane.

Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You.'

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals.

It seemed so little...

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of up to and including their life.'

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'

May God give you the strength and courage to pass this along

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tagged. Again. :)

4 jobs I've had:
1. Babysitting
2. Lifeguard (country club & city pool)
3. Super D Pharmacy
4. Friendship Home Health

4 movies watched over and over:
1. 27 Dresses
2. Walk the Line
3. The Notebook
4. Sweet Home Alabama

4 places I've lived:
1. I haven't lived 4 different places!!! :)
2. ....
4. .....

4 shows I watch:
1. One Tree Hill
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Jon & Kate plus 8
4. Little People Big World

4 places I've been:
1. Walt Disney World
2. Panama City
3. Gulf Shores
4. Destin

4 people who e-mail me regularly:
1. Tara
2. My dad
3. Different People about school
4. My mom

4 favorite things/places to eat:
1. Mexican
2. Cheddars
3. Olive Garden
4. Cracker Barrell

4 places I'd rather be:
1. Florida
2. Hawaii
3. The Bahamas
4. Cancun

4 things I look forward to this year:
2. My wedding in October
3. Getting established in my career
4. Going on a cruise

I Tag... Anyone who reads this and wants to be tagged.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I was tagged

1. Who is your man? Timothy 'Cole' Taylor

2. How long have you been together? Almost 3 years

3. How long did you date? About a year and a half before we got engaged in Aug 2007.

4. How old is your man? He's 21

5. Who eats more? Cole usually.

6. Who said "I love you" first? He did

7. Who is taller? He is

8. Who sings better? Neither one of us could sign a record deal, but I'd say I do.

9. Who is smarter? Book smarts- Definitely me. Street Smarts- Him

10. Whose temper is worse? Mine.

11. Who does the laundry? Since he moved into his house he's been doing it! :)

12. Who takes out the garbage? Cole

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Cole.

14. Who pays the bills? Cole

15. Who is better with the computer? Me

16. Who mows the lawn? He does. He owns a mowing/landscaping business.

17. Who cooks dinner? Me!

18. Who drives when you are together? We both do, but I drive so much during the week if we go somewhere on the weekend I make him drive.

19. Who pays when you go out? Cole

20. Who is most stubborn? Me

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Usually him. I have a hard time admitting I'm wrong. (it's definitely a flaw I'm trying to work on!!!)

22. Whose parents do you see the most? mine probably

23. Who kissed who first? He kissed me

24. Who asked who out? Umm... He never really asked me out and I never asked him. We started hanging out as friends and The rest is history as we plan to get married in October! LOL. Its a joke between us. After we got engaged I jokingly told him I couldn't marry him cause he never officially asked me out!!!!

25. Who proposed? Cole

26. Who is more sensitive? Probably me; although he has a really big heart and is pretty sensitive himself

27. Who has more friends? We're probably equal in that category

28. Who has more siblings? We both have one sister

29. Who wears the pants in the family? I'd say me. :)

I tag whoever is reading this and once to be tagged.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some things to think about

"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life."
Jean Paul Richter

Ask yourself this question:
"Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson, writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.Helen Keller

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns, Intimate Connections

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

Doug Firebaugh

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Joy Tubb, owner of 'Simply Joy Catering' is having a give away. I encourage everyone to hop on over to her site and enter to win!! Also, mention that you saw the giveaway mentioned on my blog so that my name will get entered more!! I REALLY need those sweets since I'm so bogged down with school; the sweets will definitely cheer me up!! :) :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Rest of the Story

Thank you Tara for sharing this post! Everyone feel free to continue passing this wonderfully inspiring message along.

Get Ready*********Keep this going around the globe .. read it and forward every time you receive it. We can't give up on this issue.Paul Harvey and Prayer Paul Harvey says:I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada , countries founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1.So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome .But what about the atheists? Is another argument.What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand.Call your lawyer!Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast ma jority doesn't care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It's time we tell them, You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away.We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN! God bless us one and all .. especially those who denounce Him, God bless America and Canada despite all our faults. We are two great nations. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.Let's make 2009 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions... and our military forces come home from all the wars.Keep looking up.If you agree with this, please pass it on. If not delete it.'AND THAT'S THE REST OF THE STORY'

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blogspot Drama

My wonderful friend Tara recently posted about all the drama that goes on with Blogspot.. When I have time I like to read through blog's to see what people have been up to, some people I know, some I do not; I just like seeing how talented people are with cooking, crafting, photographing, etc. It is sad to me that nearly every week someone is being attacked by someone else about how they 'stole' their idea. It's ridiculous & childish. Many people are talented, which means many people can create things. Walgreen's didn't sue Rite Aid for moving to the same town and setting up a pharmacy, ya know?! With that being said, I borrowed some of Tara's blog post. It describes exactly why I have a blog and says a bit more about how much drama goes on with blogspot.

A piece from Tara's post::

There is SO MUCH controversy (D.R.A.M.A) when it comes to who creates, designs, cooks, bakes, sews, etc.. on blog spot. However, I'm just here to ramble on about my day and my experiences with a new chapter in my life. I'm not into the "who stole what idea". Even though I am an opinionated person, I think I'd be a better person to not throw my 2 cents in where it doesn't belong.

If I leave a comment stating that I like something, I'm not opening a door for anyone to fill me in on how the idea was brought about nor am I opening a door for you to use my page as your "outlet" for frustration. My blog is not about your drama- It's about mine :)

Anyway, to read the whole post click on her link under my "links" heading. Tara is such an inspiration to me and her blog is so uplifting. You'll fall in love with it too, I promise. Hope everyone has a wonderful "drama free" weekend.

Love ya'll- Hailey

I found 2 quotes that fit this topic perfectly.
"Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you." - Wally Amos

" The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence" - Robert J. Shiller

Thursday, January 8, 2009

How I wish I was back there!!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year. It is so hard to believe we are already in the 2nd week of the new year; time moves so fast these days!

I am so glad the sunshine finally made it appearance! I am so sick of cold, yucky, rainy weather. It's just so depressing...Which is why I posted the pictures of the ocean and the gorgeous sunset that I took in Aug 2008 in Panama City. I wish I was back there where the sun is always shining and it's warm. I am definitely not a cold weather person, I could live on the beach!!

On a different note, as we enjoy the fresh start to the new year there are many people out there who continue to need our prayers, some needing our prayers now more than ever. It saddens me to see what is going on in our world today. Honestly, it's getting rather scary with so many places closing down and so many people losing their jobs. Everyone please remember to pray for those struggling to find jobs and for those out there who are looking for jobs.

PLEASE REMEMBER Andy Dunn and his family in your prayers. This little boy has been through so much and definitely needs our prayers. Also, please pray for his family to have strength. If you wanna read more about Andy's story please click on his link underneath my 'links to love' heading, and feel free to leave a comment on his page. Please pray for all the children living with childhood cancer. It is such a heartbreaking thing these children have to go through dealing with all this. It just breaks my heart.

Also, please continue to pray for those who are serving our country.

Cole and I went to Callie and Dylan's Stephens wedding on Jan 3, when I get the pictures uploaded on my computer I'll post some of them on here!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week and weekend. God Bless