26 lessons to learn by 26

15 November 2010

I read this the other day and really liked it so I figured I'd share. Good thing i've got 1.5 years to learn all these... 

1. Being an adult can be fun when you are acting like a child.

2. Love has nothing to do with looks, but everything to do with time, trust in interest.

3. Laughing, crying, joy, anger.. all are vital. All make us human.

4. The greatest truths in life are uncovered with simple, steady awareness.

5. Greed will bury even the lucky eventually.

6. Bad things do happen to good people.

7. Paving your own road is intelligent only if nobody has gone exactly where you are going.

8. Uncertainty is caused by a lack of knowledge. Hesitation is a product of time.

9. Times heals all wounds.. regardless of how you feel right now.

10. Most of the time what you are looking for right in front of you.

11. Your health is your life.

12. Chance is a gift, so act on chance when given the opportunity.

13. Kindness and hard work will take you further than intelligence.

14. People deserve a second chance, but not a third.

15. Marry your best friend.

16. Take lots of pictures. Someday you'll be really glad you did.

17. Money makes life easier only when the money is yours free and clear.

18. Carelessness is the root of failure.

19. Your actions now create memories you will reminisece and talk about in your elder years.

20. Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can't grasp now.

21. Motivation comes in short bursts. Act while it's hot!

22. Purposely ignoring the obvious is like walking backwards toward the enemy.

23. Taking ownership of failure builds the foundation for success.

24. First impressions are completely worthless 50% of the time.

25. Personal glory lasts forever.

26. If you never act, you will never know for sure. 

xoxo, ah

lauren HALL

15 April 2010

lauren is married!! my fav picture from the wedding...

congrats sis, i love you!

Lauren's Bachelorette Weekend!

01 April 2010

So my sister is getting married next month... Her and Josh have been dating for like 8 years so it's long overdue. Anyway, we celebrated this weekend in Nashville.. we got a stretch hummer and about 16 of her friends got together! It was fun! We didn't have a sun roof so we made our own, it was actually an emergency exit but we used it anyway. Allison and I were out of the "sunroof" going down broadway.... until we got pulled over and surrounded by cops. Am I just bad luck?! 

Here's some pics..... 

The Bride and the MOH!

Country Music Hall of Fame! YES! 

Riding in the streeeeeetch hummer


hey, it's OK!

09 March 2010

This column is my very favorite part of any magazine! It's from Glamour. So each month I'm going to try to share with you what it says :) This one I think is from February... it's hanging on my fridge.. and I love it :)

Hey it's Ok! 
...to decide that if wearing Uggs is wrong, you don't want to be right.
...to really enjoy crying at the movies. As in, sobbing. 
...to shove it in the closet and consider your place cleaned. LOVE
...to pretend to text message to get out of talking with that hyper-chatty person standing next to you. It's called communi-faking, and we all do it!
...to refuse to air kiss and just plant one on them!
...to own driving gloves, riding boots and a motorcycle jacket, even if you're a passenger-seat kind of girl. (totally me!)
...to pray that your boss never tries to friend you on facebook. awkward!
...to not do a card, dinner or gifts on Valentine's Day. Love: still free.

July 2009

Hey, it's ok! 
...to push your aviators up onto your head and consider it a hairstyle.
...to talk about the weather when all else fails. It's universal: everyone cares! hell yeah!
...to say no to frisbee gold, windsurfing or anything that will take you away from your towel, trashy novel and frosty beverage. lying on the beach is an activity!
...to press 0 to speak to a live human every single time. 
...to act all "candid" when someone pulls out a camera.
...to have more pairs of shoes under your desk than in your closet. (AMEN)
...to make him spend a ton winning you a stuffed bear.
...to think the fireworks were a will bit excessive. Ooh, aah, how many small countries could that feed?

Thats all for now :)

How could I have forgotten the box?!

04 March 2010


I can't believe I made that list and left of my 5th car! Actually it would be my 4th because it came before my new Altima. 

I got this one in May 2009.
NUMBER 4: Honda Element (I have no idea what year) 

I sure hope you aren't jealous! Don't be... it's not technically mine... it's my work car. or SUV.. or crossover... I really don't know what it is?!

Anyway, I've had a lot of people tell me the appeal of the box on wheels is that you can open up the doors... like so.... 

And just hose the thing out when it's dirty. Yeah, that's exactly what I want. A car I can just take a hose to the inside. Forget luxury or nice soft carpets when I want to take my shoes off... give me some rubber floor board and the worst handling car/suv/crossover i'll ever drive. thanks honda.... for nothing. 

Aren't we cute?!.... 


car history

20 February 2010

Okay, so I gave up facebook for Lent.. tonight I'm bored so here I am! Blogging. I saw this car history thing on Sydneys blog a while back and thought it would be fun so here it goes.... 

First Car..... 1999 Dodge Stratus

I absolutely hated this car! Lauren got it first in like 2000... it was a bank repo. It was practically brand new, no miles on the thing. This isn't the actual car. I google imaged all of these but this is so close to the real deal! We called it the ghetto sled or the ghetto wagon. It had really illegal dark tinted windows and then it had those window guards. We took those off quick. Mine looked the same except had a power cat on the front. This car was a boss, we got like 10 people in it at one time. It saw sooooo many memories. If they wouldn't embaress people I would have to list them all!! Danielle got one just the same, except it was called a plymoth breeze. We had twin cars, except her trunk was filled with about 40 to 50 street cones and magnets from every union county schoool. good times! Anyway, I totaled it my Senior year on Agnes Road. Dangit. 

Car #2... 2000 Infiniti Q45
I inherited this one from my dad after I totaled the dodge. I'd say I faired pretty well. This car was like luxury to a "t" but it was better suited for a 50 year old man than a 17 year old girl who has already wrecked one car. It had 180 on the dash, tempting. It was like a V8 and took the most expensive gas but it was awesome. Somehow I ended up busting one of the speakers and I broke the 6 disc changer in the back... not long after the cd player in the front decided it wouldn't play burnt cds. It had this awesome shade in the back... one touch that puppy was up, blockin out the sun.. pretty awesome. It also had this gorgeous wood grain and a cute little non digital clock. Nice car, but we traded it for the next when I went to college. It was getting some miles on it and dad didn't want me going off to school with an older car. Introducing number 3.... wow, that's a lot for an 18 year old.

Car #3... 2005 Nissan Altima

I got this for graduation I guess you could say. The next week I got mono and was in bed for about 2 months. I just got to look at it! It was soooo sad! When I got it, it only had like 12 miles on it. Dad just said, "you want it?" ummm, of course! they washed it and it was mine! About a month later the Margis' put a spoiler on it for my graduation gift from them. Here's the deal with my dad, he says you can have any car you want as long as it's a nissan and it's a car.. but no maxima. UMMM, what else is there? Anyway, this car was awesome... it stuck with me all though college. Made lots of fun roadtrips... to Arkadelphia every week, sometimes twice, to the spring river... awesome. Beach trips, trips to visit friends... you name it. The best night I remember in ole black was bid night. There were like 7 of us piled in there... I didn't know any of them! I made them listen to Hanson and they LOVED it! We listed to "I Will Come to You!" and then we almost ran out of gas... my car is like blinking 2 miles til empty! Scary. I never had a problem with this car, I even hit a car on Cantrell one day... slammed into it... like seriously hard... it did nothing. You couldn't even tell. The worst thing that happened was I broke like 5 licences plates on this car. No one ever knew who I was cause my plate changed... a lot. Dang garages. She held on tight... 5 long years and only like 75,000 miles. That's good, right? Anyway, she was laid to rest last September when I got t-boned on the highway. You can find that pic farther down. Poor baby, may you rest in peace. 

That brings us to CAR #4... good gracoius!
2009 Altima Coupe

Now this one is fun! Not many memories, yet... but I've always wanted a 2 door car. I love the interior and I have a sunroof again, yay! I got it about mid-September. We haven't gone many places yet but it still smells so brand new, i love that. And it's totally cool cause it's got that push button start and no key. I NEVER have to pull out my keys... it's so high-tech!

There's my history... wasn't that fun. Hopefully we won't add a 5th to the list any time soon!! fingers crossed. Also, I gotta say I'm pretty lucky, I've never had a bad car. I hated the status but it wasn't bad. So thanks mom and dad. I sure do LOVE ya!

xoxo, AH
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