Sunday, September 20, 2009

All Done

Hey folks who follow me!

I've started a new blog for my new life, since this blog was mainly just created for my capstone in college. So if you'd like to read about my life as a married person, you can now go to for that, and also

I hope you enjoy following along with my and Andrew's new life together!


Saturday, May 02, 2009


Is it really that hard?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Name!

14 years later, and it's finally for real. After starting to call myself Sky at age 10 in fifth grade (where there were 7 girls in my class and 3 of us were named Sarah), I have at last legally changed my name to Sky. I had been planning to do it all through college, but I never wanted to part with the $300 or so it cost to do it in court. But now that I have been graduated for over a year now, and have a full time job (yay!), I figured I was able to do it now. It took 3 months from the time I filed the paperwork to the day I had my court appearance.

So, in December, I got the packet of papers to fill out and the directions on what else I had to do. It cost one hundred bucks to file the papers.

Then, I got my court date and judge assigned to my case.

After that, I had to go to our newspaper and a legal bar journal to take out articles stating when my hearing was in case anyone wanted to contest it. That was the other $200.

Next, I went to the state police to get my fingerprints taken. The don't use ink anymore! It was all futuristic-y and stuff.

Then I went back to the courthouse with proofs of the articles and my fingerprint card and filed those. They sent my prints off to the FBI to see if I was an evil person or not.

That whole process took about a month, so then I waited around for 2 months until my court date.

I was scheduled for 9 am, but the sentencings that my judge was handling at 8:45 ran over, so I got to watch people get sentenced for drug possession and related crimes. A little bit surreal.

Then the judge called me up and I had to take this oath that was a bit more wordy than the usual "so help you God" one. It was pretty cool though, because God was in it a lot.

So I got to say "I do" and then "yes, your honor" while he asked me questions. He basically looked through my folder and said, it seems like you haven't done anything wrong and you know what you're doing with yourself in life. That's good, so I'm going to grant your petition.

That was very happy news indeed, and I said 'Thank you very much, your honor,' and then I had to go file the court order with the Prothonotary. The judge wrote it in green ink, so the copies came out very light, but that's okay because next...

I went to the driver's license center and they accepted it and I now have my new driver's license and it says Sky on it! I have been showing it to everyone. Very awesome.

I also applied for a new social security card, which should arrive soon, and I have a new bank account at a new bank with my new name, and it's all very exciting.

I like when events happen in life. :-)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cienfuegos Province

This is not a usual blog post, but it has to do with blending the internet and art, so I guess it kind of relates to convergence.

So, here are the rules:
1 - Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random” or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to “Random quotations” or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop (or similar) to put it all together.

5 - Post it to Facebook or your blog.

This is what I came up with.

Picture credit here.

I was happy it contained Spanish, but I'm not sure how well the album title goes with the picture. But that's ok, it's all about randomosity.

Good luck with yours!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Half Full of Deliciousness

Maybe I'm just an eternally positive person, but I find the world to be a wonderful place to live in. I know there are a lot of bad things that happen; however, in my life there are so many good things that stick out more to me than the bad ones.

I feel fortunate to have had experiences throughout my whole life that emphasize this.

- I went to a grade school where people would help you in your most embarrassing hour and not make fun of you.
-I went to a middle school where God's love was the most important part of education.
-I went to a high school where you didn't have to have a lock on your locker to know your stuff was safe.
-I went to a college where you could leave your wallet on a table in the cafeteria to save your seat, and you had no fear of the table OR your wallet being taken in your absence.
-I work in a place where fund-raising candy bars can be left out in the open along with the money envelope... and no one will steal the money or take some chocolate without paying.
-I live in a city where people will stay stopped at a red light at 3 in the morning until it turns green even if there are no other cars around.

All in all, it's a pretty wonderful life.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I Can't Believe It's Christmas!

Well, not Christmas yet per se, but it's the general vicinity. The best holidays are ones where family comes to visit from far away places, and that makes this one happy because my sister and her family are coming in from Mexico! Hurrah! This means we cram 9 people into my little house, but it's still wonderful. Now I need to do Christmas shopping for my niece and nephews... they're getting so old! Rebekah's going to be 10 in January! 10! That's just plain craziness.

These are my sister's beautiful babies, whom I like to refer to as mine (at least until I get my own!)

So I'm excited for Christmas. Plus, I get 9 days off of work! How sweet is that?!
It would be nice if for Christmas I also got my loans paid off and was able to move out of my house. Oh, and a car would be nice, haha. And a camera, and an mp3 player. Oo, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog soundtrack.

But no, really, I don't need anything but what I already have. I love my life, my family, my boyfriend, my friends, and my job. Thanks God, for giving me what I need. <3

Friday, November 21, 2008


I think it's pretty unbelievable that this is my first real job, I've only been at the company for 10 months, not even 6 months full time, and I've been nominated Employee of the Month. It even has perks above and beyond my own parking space all month. God has blessed me so much after college with employment. Health, dental and eye insurance, business trips, I only had to send out one resume, I love what I do, my coworkers are great, and I get to press buttons. Quite awesome. And I have a feeling after I've been there a year full time that things are going to get even better in my life. I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store.

(look at me happily working with my friend Mortimer, the woolly bear caterpillar)