Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!...

 (this one is blurry, but I still kinda like it =) 

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. And the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Councillor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

I hope you all had a great day, and made some amazing memories. I know I did. =) 

God bless you all!!

Love, Hannah 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

You Know Better Than I

"I thought I did what's right
I thought I had the answers
I thought I chose the surest road
But that road brought me here

So I put up a fight
And told you how to help me
Now just when I have given up
The truth is coming clear

You know better than I 
You know the way 
I've let go the need to know why
For You know better than I

If this has been a test
I cannot see the reason
But maybe knowing I don't know
Is part of getting through

I try to do what's best
And faith has made it easy
To see the best thing I can do
Is put my trust in You

For You know better than I
You know the way
I've let go the need to know why
For You know better than I

I saw one cloud and thought it was a sky
I saw a bird and thought that I could follow
But it was You who taught that bird to fly
If I let You reach me, will You teach me?

For You know better than I
You know the way
I've let go the need to know why
I'll take what answers You supply
You know better than I"

YouTube isn't wanting to work right now or I would have put up a video of this song. But look it up! It's called Better Than I, and both David Campbell or Joy Williams do it really good. This has honestly become one of my favorite songs EVER, and I'm pretty sure you'll love it too. =) 

Let me know what ya think!... 


Thursday, December 15, 2011

to me they're worth more than a thousand words...

This ^^ pretty much completely and totally sums up why I love photography so much. =) 

Wow... I feel like I haven't been on here in forever! Why? Reason #1: We live in the country. We have satellite internet. Need I continue? ;) But, it is better than nothing so, yes, grateful. (is it okay to be slightly annoyed as well...?) Anyways, reason #2: I'm lazy. Yep. Until last week, I hadn't picked up my camera in almost a month. A MONTH!!!! Yeah, I totally love taking pictures... but I just wasn't feeling it. Hopefully that's past? lol I don't know... BUT! I have been better this past week. The majority of pictures go on our family blog though. Which if you want, you can check out here. Feel free to follow or comment.  =)  Okay well moving on! I absolutely cannot believe that Christmas is NEXT Sunday. Seriously, it seems like we just had Christmas. And I know I probably say that every year... but I really mean it this time! I,e,... I still remember what I wore and the first present I opened last year. Yes, I'm serious. See, seems like yesterday. Nonetheless, I'm excited. Not in a -jump-up-and-down-and-squeal- kind of way, but in a -the-new-year-is-almost-here-and-I'm-about-to-turn-EIGHTEEN!!-and-I-feel-like-my-life-is-about-to-get-crazier-and-I-can't-wait- kind of excited. Does that make sense? Maybe I'm just sentimental or something... but it's also kinda sad. Like when i think that this is the last year I'll ever be 17, and that all these great times and epic moments of 2011 will just be distant memories... it's bittersweet. Or maybe it's the fact that it's 1a.m. and I'm really not fully awake right now? That is VERY possible. hehe.  Well, enough with that. I find myself rambling on waaaaay too much these days. ;) So ending this post with some pictures of my lovely family... =)

God bless you all... =) 


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hello December...

I saw this on a friend's blog, and thought it was a cool idea for the beginning of each month. So here's to starting the first day of the last month... of the year. (that just does. not. flow.) ugh. Anyway, 'currently' hoping you don't get too bored with this... :P

Currently Counting Down To: Christmas of course. ;) 
Currently Hysterical Over: Not hysterical, but our cat, Stuart. He thinks he's human. haha
Currently Broadening: My photography horizons... lol
Currently Concluding: That it would be really cool to speak French. 
Currently Reading: Keep A Quiet Heart
Currently Thinking: That a year went by really fast. 
Currently Watching: My sisters wrap Christmas presents. =)
Currently Saving All My Pennies For: the Canon Rebel T3i. Excited much!!! =) 
Currently Wanting To Travel To: Venice, Italy. 
Currently Wanting In My Cupboard: Hot glazed donuts! (w/ chocolate milk ;)
Currently Wanting To Learn: To ski.
Currently Listening To: Carson talk.
Currently Addicted To: Pinterest. sigh
Currently Sad Because: I can't upload any pictures.
Currently My Motto: Forgive, even if they're not sorry. 
Currently Dreaming Of: A white Christmas. (that's all it will ever be... a dream. ) lol 
Currently Needing To Update: My family's blog. =/
Currently Yearning For:
Peace on earth. 
Currently Want To See In My Closet: New boots. =) 
Currently Shopping: I'm not?
Currently Discovered: A situation can either make you better or bitter. It's your choice. 
Currently Redecorating: Nothing.
Currently Wishing: That I knew how to make homemade cinnamon rolls! Yes.
Currently Not Wanting To: Ummm...
Currently Deciding: What to make for dinner... 
Currently Thankful For: Grace. Amazing grace... =)

Weeell, that's all I have for now... I'll hopefully be doing some 'real' posts Saturday. 
Happy Thursday! 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I think my blog is feeling neglected...

Soooo, for the sake of a post... here's some pictures from this afternoon. One of our horses is at this horse farm being trained... so we went to see her, and while there, saw this amazingly huge Clydesdale, that was just dying to have her picture taken with us. Wait, switch that. Anyways, she was really cool! And such a great sport to have all those little kids messing with her... lol =) 

And of course, what farm is complete without a few barn cats? ;)  

So that's all I have for now! 

My family and I will be out of town until, starting tomorrow... so hopefully I'll have some pics to post from that. =) 

Until then... God bless.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Words

"To be a Christian is to forgive the inexcusable... because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." 
-C.S. Lewis

Sorry I've been so terrible about posting lately. Life has been crazy busy, and honestly, I haven't taken the time to stop and get pictures of anything. Changing that SOON. =) Also, this 'fall back' time thing has me totally and completely... um, out of sorts. I have no idea why, but we haven't exactly come to terms with each other yet! lol

Speaking of time... I need to get some sleep! 
I'll try and post soon... =)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Words

People are often unreasonable and self-centered... forgive them anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you... be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous... be happy anyway. 
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow... do good anyway. 
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough... give your best anyway. 

For you see, in the end, it's between you and God... it never was between you and them anyway. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's All About Love...

And rambling.
"It's not about finding someone who won't fight with you, or make you sad, or mad. It's about finding the person who will still be standing there wiping the tears away, holding you in their arms after a fight, and the one who will never leave... no matter how hard things can get"

And just for the record... I love the girl's shoes in this picture!!! Everything about them is just... perfect. 
Guess what just got added to my Christmas wish list... lol

Hope you all are having an amazing Sunday!! I am... church this morning was so good. I almost didn't go because I'm not feeling so great, but I'm glad I did. 
It was definitely what I needed. 
The text was John 13:34 and 35.
"A new commandment I give unto you. That ye love one another; as I have loved you, they ye also love one another. By this all men shall know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another"

Simple enough. Yet something that can be sooo hard. If we're really children of God, then we should be distinctly set apart by the love we have for others. It never hurts to be reminded of that. So often I just want to... well, not  be loving. And I can come up with one hundred and one reasons why I have every right not to treat someone with love. But none of that matters.
 I'm a Christian. I love them. No matter what. 
I know that's vague, but you get the idea. =) 
When someone wrongs you... love them. 
Because that's what we're commanded to do, and the Lord will bless us for it. 

So I am off to make a chocolate shake with strawberries... one of very few things I can actually eat right now! But have a great rest of the day, peoples... =)


Friday, October 28, 2011

Teeth, Soup, and Being Lazy...

My days... have consisted of broccoli and cheese soup from Panera Bread. (best stuff ever, btw)
 Lots of Gatorade...
 Catching up on reading...
 And wishing I had this window seat/bed thing to sit on and read because it's so bright and cozy looking... 
 3 different antibiotics...
And music. 


I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday. 
Which was definitely ouch. But they were impacted and needed done, so I'm really glad to have it over with.

And they put me to sleep for it... which was about the weirdest thing I've ever gone through... I couldn't even walk afterwards. Seriously, it was crazy. Anyways, I feel really lazy just doing nothing... but I'm actually sort of enjoying it. It's not every day you get to just lay in bed all day and literally do nothing. Not that the nausea, pain and headaches that come with it are fun... but still. 

 My bro snapped this picture of me as soon as I was done... and yes, I realize I look terrible here, but I really was/am feeling that pathetic.

So that's what's going on in my life at the moment... 

Have a great weekend, everybody!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saving The World... Together.

Me.... and Captain America. Would that make me Mrs Captain America? Yes. (officially unofficially of course) Because he's just THAT awesome.

This movie came out today... and I just had to get a picture with the hero. I would write a review on it, but Polka Dot did an amazing job of that here, and there's pretty much nothin' I could say about it that she didn't. So go check it out. =) 

And one of my favorite quotes from the movie:

Captain A: "Why me?"
Dr. Erskine: "Because a weak man knows the value of strength. Knows the value of power. Whatever happens... stay who you are. Not just a soldier, but a good man."

Yes, he is a good man. Strong yet gentle, confidant yet vulnerable, independent yet not afraid to ask for help, and a gentleman. 

I really did love this movie. And may, just may... be in love with Captain America. lol

Have a great week!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jesus Loves You

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" -John 3:16

If that's not love... then I don't know what is.

Hope you all have an amazing Sunday... =) 

"He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less" -C.S. Lewis 

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Which, to me, isn't Christmas... but now. Fall. =) 

 There's just something about it... 
The colorful leaves... (okay, honestly, I live in FL, where leaves don't change colors... but I love the places where they do!!)

 Snuggling up in a hoodie that's way too big for you, with a hot cup of coffee/hot chocolate and your favorite movie or book...                                                 
But replace this ^^ with the one below. :P 

And going to pumpkin patches and corn mazes and fall festivals... which to some may be lame, but to me it's just kind of a given for the season. =) 
And one day... I'd like to have a cute little girl with blonde hair and blue eyes... and dress her. cute. like. this. 
And this bench kinda looks like the perfect place to just chill and enjoy life... aka people watch? Yeah... idk. But either way, as long as you're with the right person, it would be all good. Right? 

And this picture... just because it's adorable and I love it. <3
{all photos from pinterest}

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus

Have a great weekend everyone... =)


P.s... I'm thinking about giving my blog a makeover. It's just seemed sorta blech lately and could use something new and fresh. Any thoughts? 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What do I do...

...when life gets boring? Enter photo challenges of course. Okay, that's not all I do. But for the moment it is. :P It's kinda lame to have to do a post every time you enter one, but that's just the way it goes. Anyways, over at A Ray Of Sunshine, this weeks theme is 'music'. I only had one picture that even fits that theme... so here it is. And no, that is not. my. hand. It's my bro. lol                              

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Words

"People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges"