Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Some think it odd.

Some just giggle or grin,

But we don’t think it’s Christmas,

Unless it’s runnin’ down our chins.

A Christmas burger,

Not for any regular fellow,

Because, not only is it the size of your face,

But it’s topped with all things,

Reds, greens, purples, and yellows.

Some think it odd,

Some may giggle or grin,

But we don’t think it’s Christmas,

Unless it’s runnin’ down our chins.

The meat, consisting of our family secret,

Is so juicy it drips.

You can always remember the taste,

If you can’t, just take a look at your hips.

Some think it odd,

Some may giggle or grin,

But we Rushtons don’t think it’s Christmas,

Unless it’s runnin’ down our chins.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

another semi-professional adventure

these links are to engagement photos i did for zach walker and ivy chambers, friends of mine from school. i did their engagement photos, and will probably be doing their wedding.



Wednesday, December 19, 2007


today is my twenty-first birthday. it feels almost as weird as turning 20 did.

Monday, December 17, 2007

a good weekend at the end of a long semester

this past weekend was the end of our fall semester- it was full of things to do and places to be.

fAlpha Kappa Sigma's 5th bi-annual "last supper" was held on thursday night at "mi puebchito" in searcy. we did our gift exchange, and sat there giggling and going on about the past semester. every time we make it someone's birthday, in may it was mine, thursday was jared watson's. he was very surprised, and not nearly as embarrassed as i was.

jared watson got me the golden compass and i am so excited to get to read it. he wrote on the inside that i can only read it during chapel or bible class... hahaha! jared cook got me trouble- and i was so excited! we sat in the student center afterward and played a very intense game.
friday morning april and i woke up and sold some books back and i sent her on her way to texas.

jared watson and i had lunch at the cookie basket and went to hastings to be "bookstore people." we rented waitress which we later watched at gene and beckie's, where we spent the night, after the rehearsal dinner for our friends chase and amanda's wedding. saturday, we went to casa brava with gene and beckie for lunch, and then were on our way to the wedding. after the wedding, which was very nice, jared and i went back to school for the basketball game- where we won by 40.

after the game, jared and i drove to memphis to stay at his house. at one in the morning, when we got to memphis, jared- still in his wedding attire of suit coat and button down- made me half a pb&j. one of the cutest things ever? why yes, i think so. after church on sunday morning, jared and i went to a yummy yummy make your own burrito place called blue coast burrito, which i am currently on the hunt for in nashville. after burritos we saw atonement, which was fantastic. got back to jared's to pack my stuff- said my goodbye, got in the car, and drove away, crying. jared isn't coming back to harding in the spring, which is very heartbreaking. i'm so proud of him though. he's so wonderful.

so, today, after decorating the christmas tree, i checked my grades on pipeline. i did really well this semester. i'm proud of myself. only one c- in world lit of all classes. got an unexpected b in bible(was really expecting to fail the class), a b in ceramics 2, a b in three-dimensional design, a b in photography, and an a in printmaking 1.

so- that brings my 2.98 gpa, which took away my scholarship to a 3.01 which gives it back!
my birthday is in 2 days and i'm very excited. i'll be 21 this year. crazy. i'm getting old.

Friday, December 14, 2007

good ridance.

it's finally over.
the semester from hell is finally over.
never again do i have to take 18 or more hours.
never again do i have to stress out over having too many hours and too many classes.
never again do i have to have ed meyers or larry hunt.
no more fall 2007.
it's finally over.

Monday, December 10, 2007

it has begun

finals week is here. april and i are officially done with world lit! yay!
only 2 more finals for me!
jared and i are having a movie/coffee/bookstore day on friday, since all of our friends will be gone.
only 9 days til my bday!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

professional making a name for her self

so- i'm going to call my self at least a semi-professional photographer. just today, i was asked to do another wedding. but, unfortunately, i had to turn it down. monday i got two engagement photo jobs. then, there's the wedding from september. i'd say i'm at least a semi-professional. and loving every minute of it.

i made this today for my photography class. it was fun. 36 pictures- to make just one.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

so close.

it's almost over. tomorrow starts dead week, then finals are around the corner.
just 2 weeks left, and i'll be classified as a senior- which will apply for the next 2 years. just 2 weeks until i will never have to take 18 hours again. and until christmas break. and until my birthday.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

thanksgiving break

drove home after class last night... i'm crazy. but, i got to sleep in my own bed, with my dog in my face. good to be home.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

what a tuesday!

1. i learned how to weld today. it was... fun. and hard.
2. i got the part i wanted in little shop of horrors!
so excited.

Saturday, November 10, 2007



Sunday, November 04, 2007

reflections of yesterday

the rugby game was violent. as i'm sure most of them are. full body contact sport with no padding can never turn out good. it was an interesting game to say the least. our friends played well but did not win. poor things.
the homecoming football game was wonderful. we played the wonderboys. yea. that's their name. it was a fun filled game, that ended with a score of 61-55, in our favor. thank goodness.
tennessee also won yesterday, like it was any competition. 59-7.
the play was good, i sat with spencer and his family, who got me about 10 rows closer than i originally was. i ended up selling my tickets to a couple who were standing in line at the ticket counter, wondering where they would be sitting. i told them the upper balcony, row z. that's the back. so, i got them on the floor- near the back- row jj. i got to sit in row y. it was nice.

didn't end up catching a nap at all, but i did get to hang out with some wonderful friends who came up for the weekend.
i have a concert today- leaving at 3 to head to jonesboro.

i'm reading a book about a senator with ED... it's very silly. the cover says it's a must read for the "viagra age" haha- i'm reading it anyway.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

a schedule that should make for an interesting day

at 11 this morning, april and i are going to the rugby game.
following that, the football game at 2.
then, of course the tennessee game.
followed by the musical tonight.

maybe i'll be able to fit a nap in there somewhere.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

cassie leight ponder hill

this is one of my best friends from high school- cassie ponder hill. nash and i went home for her wedding last weekend, and it was beautiful. this picture is very typical cassie- standing in the creek, barefoot, in her wedding dress... only cassie.

thought this was a good picture of me and nash. he's such a sweetheart.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

ammo, camo, and four wheelers

good weekend at the shoot- lots of good sleep, and good food.
had good times with the fam, and with the friends there on the hill.
took a lot of pictures- here's a few.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

and then we went to dallas...

i have yet to post pictures of my trip to dallas with my pril! now i'm doing it.

in the car... in the car... where i smoked my first cigar... oh wait, wrong song. tinkle, tinkle, in the car... no, still not right.
i gotta say, that was a long drive. but with the help of my ipod, very large sunglasses, and some very interesting road signs we made it through.

love my april!

Saturday, October 06, 2007


had so much fun in dallas!
it was a good long drive, but with my prilly-poo at the wheel, it wasn't that bad.
we ate dinner friday night, went shopping on saturday, and church on sunday.
i know i said i would post more... but, there's a game today, and i'm antsy.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

headed west

april and i are headed to dallas tomorrow. not sure about what time we're leaving. but i know it won't be three in the afternoon.
more about the weekend after it has happened.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

when all else fails, wear the ugliest shirt you own.

this is the ugliest shirt i own.

after spending too much time wondering what to wear yesterday, i saw this- and knew it was ripe for the picking.
it was fool proof. the perfect shirt for a friday.
i don't know how it got in my closet. goodwill? thirft shop? mom? no clue. i guess it grew legs and came to me. but- i decided it was a good day to make "wear the ugliest shirt you own day."
i wore the ugliest shirt i own yesterday- and got a few compliments. i was amazed. it brightened my day.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


so, i entered a photo contest, which i am now a SEMI-FINALIST in... with a chance to win $1,000 or $10,000. and the people sponsoring the contest sent me a letter letting me know that they have chosen my photo to be in a national publication called Endless Journeys to be published in winter 2008. and, I AM SO EXCITED!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

how people read this junk, i'll never know.

ई'म टैपिंग थिस इन हिंदी! हाउ एक्ष्कितिन्ग् इस ठाट? ग्रेट इसं'त इत? हां हां हां! ई होप अल ऑफ़ यू फंड थे बब्ब्ले फिश लिंक ऎंड ट्रांस्लाते थिस- इफ नॉट, थें यू'रे लाज्य लिके मे, ऎंड यू डॉन'त कारे अबाउट मे। ओह वेल्ल। लोवे मुचो। हः- टैपिंग इन हिंदी इस फुं! ऎंड प्रेत्त्य!

this post brought to you in hindi, by blogger and me.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

happy birthday(singular) to you(plural)

happy birthday mom- hope this one is as good as the last 8 years of 39th birthdays. just think next year you'll finally be evenly divisible by 2, 5, and 10- which will make those of us OCD in the family very happy. prilly poo- you're twenty, so am i. now neither of us are teenagers any more. weird isn't it? and in only 6 years we'll start to deny our age, just like our moms have for the past 20. :)

love you both

Friday, March 09, 2007

keeping up with both is hard. and pointless.

i have xanga. it gets more attention than blogger.
you can find me here:

Friday, February 16, 2007

haven't been here in a while

so, i got my tonsils out.
had a great new year.
came back to school.
and i'm workin my but off.