Saturday, April 30, 2011

Picture challenge - day 17

Day 17- a picture of something that has made an impact on your life recently-

This verse. Ouch. Everyone is so quick to judge everyone else... myself included. I'll look at someone or something and think 'well I sure wouldn't do it that way' or 'I would NEVER do something like that'. Truth is though... I can't honestly say that until I've been in the exact place that person is. This is something I've really been trying to work on because I know how it feels to be on the receiving end of judgement and criticism.. and it's not cool. So yeah.. this verse. :)

Picture challenge - day 16

Day 16- a picture of someone who inspires you.

I'm probably making this whole thing incredibly boring, but I can't honestly say that I get all that inspired by many people. People who do inspire me though are one's who lead by example...

Picture challenge - day 15

Day 15- a picture of your night.

Well.. it's not night yet, now is it? haha.. it will probably consist of food, a movie, and family, tho... ;)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Picture challenge - day 14

Day 14- a picture of someone you can't imagine your life without.

My family. Life would be SOOO boring without them... yeah, it can get REALLY crazy and chaotic around here.. but I don't care. They're awesome. :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Yeah.. I love my horse ♥ (and my lil bro)

Picture challenge - day 13

Day 13- a picture of your favorite band or artist.

Haha, is this one even necessary? Anyone who knows even the slightest bit about me knows I love Owl City. :) "cuz the spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly.." lol Goodnight, everyone...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Picture challenge - day 12

Day 12- a picture of something you love.

The beach, hands down. Laying out in the sun with shades and a camera, with the waves crashing on the shore... is one of the best things ever!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

No Compromise

No compromise is what the whole Gospel of Jesus is all about... 'For I tell you... no man can serve two masters...' (Matt 6:24) In a day when believers seem to be trying to please both the world and the Lord (which is an impossible thing), when people are far more concerned about offending their friends than offending God, there is only one answer.. Deny yourself, take up your cross.. and follow Him!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Picture challenge - day 11

Day 11- a picture of something you hate.

I know this probably sounds like something a 5 year old would say... but raisins. I have a very, very strong dislike for them. :)


So.... I just got tagged for this award thing. Not really sure what it's all about, but I figured why not? Alright...

  1. thank the person who gave you the award
  2. tell 7 things about yourself
Yeah, not hard. :P

So first off, thank you Elisa!!!! =D

Now 7 things about me, myself and I.

  1. I love being different. Not weird different, but just not going along with what everyone else considers 'normal'. haha
  2. I once went 3 months without talking to someone I used to be close to. Nothing to be proud of, but yeah..
  3. I am SUPER tired right now!! Normally I sleep in on Saturdays, but this morning I was woken up by Tangled playing really loud in the room next to mine. (such is life with little siblings :)
  4. I did the craziest, most abnormal thing yesterday... I bought a pink shirt. Don't know what got in to me.. lol
  5. I'm wearing socks. Weird for me.. I NEVER wear socks...
  6. I learn something new every day. It's awesome.
  7. I hate slow internet. :/
Ok, now I know you're supposed to tag people... but I don't really have anyone I feel like tagging, so I'm just gonna leave it at this. :)

Goodnight world... God bless...

Picture challenge - day 10

Day 10- something you want to do in your life.

I know this is super cheesy... but I REALLY want to fly in a helicopter!!

Picture challenge - day 9

Day 9- a picture of the person who's gotten you through the most.

Ok, well not that I've ever gone through that much, I mean yeah I've had my struggles and ups and downs in life, but who hasn't? But anyhow, God is the obviously the main one who's always been there for me. Even at times when I couldn't feel Him and felt completely alone... I know I never was... and never will be. And... as far as people go, my sisters and Ruth have probably gotten me through the most. They've been the best encouragers ever. ;)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Picture challenge - day 8

Day 8- a picture that makes you laugh.

I think this one is pretty self explanatory.. he was about to sneeze, and she was just like 'wow...' lol I love it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Picture challenge - day 7

Day 7- a picture of your most treasured item.

My Bible. I sure don't read it and study it as much as much as I should, but it's still priceless to me. And after that I would have to say a ring I have. No, it's nothing expensive, no diamond. But it means a lot to me regardless. :)

Picture challenge - day 6

Day 6- a picture of someone you would like to trade places with.

Sorry, but I don't have anything for this one. I may not be the coolest person ever, but I honestly wouldn't want to be anyone else. I love my life. =D

Picture challenge - day 5

Day 5- a picture of a good memory. (had to do more than one pic for this one.. ;)
Last year, the day after Thanksgiving. One of the best days ever. My bro and I and a couple of friends went all over the great state of.. WI. Left early in the morning, didn't get back until 1 or 2a.m. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner out. Went to about 117 different stores (not literally. lol). Got coffee. Went and watched a movie. Played in the snow at midnight. Did donuts on the ice. And a bunch of other things... It was pure awesomeness.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Picture challenge - day 4

Day 4- a picture of a good night.

Last night. It was awesome. There was this gorgeous full moon out, and we all took a 2 hour walk with some friends. It was cool.. (not the best pic I know.. :)

Picture challenge - day 3

Day 3- a picture of the cast from your favorite show.

I'm gonna' skip this one because it's boring and I don't watch much tv.. :)

Picture challenge - day 2

Day 2- a picture of you and someone you're close to. Yeah, there was NO way I could just do one person. I have a lot of friends AND siblings and I'm close to all of them. Eri. Awesome girl that she is. She's quiet and doesn't say much, but I'm loud and say a lot so it works out fine. I think I've made her speechless quite a few times over the years with my say-it-how-it-is personality, but she just laughs and goes 'wow, Hannah'. lol And her sis Leah.. she's awesome too. Quiet, but has an amazing sense of humor. I didn't have a pic with her though.
My sisters. Even though they're all younger than me, I'm close to all of them.. they drive me absolutely crazy sometimes, but I know I do them too so it's fine. I love them anyway.
Es & Liz.. my Rhi-WI friends. They're some cool ladies. One can whip up the best batch of cookies in 5 minutes, and the other is a killer at ping-pong. It's actually freaky how much Es is like me.. we're so alike on some things that we can finish each others sentences. It's awesome! And Liz.. she's hopelessly stubborn and sarcastic. I think that's why I've always gotten along so well with her. :) Don't get to see them as often as I'd like since they live a gazillion miles away, but oh well.. love you people!
And Ru!!! Another awesome person. She's probably my most patient friend. We've stayed up til past 2am many nights talking.. she'll listen to me ramble on about my life, and then sweetly tell me what she thinks. Never judgmental or condemning... just understanding. I love her!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

:my weekend:

So I was at this gorgeous place... with the sun shining... and water splashing... and palm trees swaying... and music playing... and Spencer. (aka my camera) So I walked around and took pictures... and just enjoyed the day! Here's a few of my favorites...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Picture challenge - day 1

Day 1- a picture of you and 10 facts about yourself...
Okaaaayyy... well there's not much more I have to say about myself than has already been said. But being one who is never at a lack for words, I'm sure I'll think of something.. here goes..

  1. I really, REALLY, want to go somewhere right now. Nowhere in particular.. I just feel like packing up, hopping on a plane and flying somewhere and not coming back until I'm completely and miserably homesick.
  2. Had a funny and memorable time on the river today.. I'm such a dork.
  3. I name EVERYTHING. Phone, I-pod, camera.. they all have names. (the handsome guy in my header pic is Spencer)
  4. I'm almost done with school. For good. (woot woot!!)
  5. I talked on the phone for 4 hours one time. :P
  6. I love blonde jokes
  7. I love belts, hats, and sunglasses, and have quite a few of each.
  8. I wear high heels because they make me taller.. lol
  9. Snowmobiling is the best!!
  10. I don't wear striped clothes. Don't ask... haha
Soooo... that wasn't hard at all. =D


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Not seein' it...

So everywhere we go people are always telling my sisters and I how much we look alike... but I don't think we do. At all. Unless I'm just around them so much I don't notice... maybe that's it. :) I was just going through pictures the other day and saw this one and was like 'not at all...' lol So I just thought I'd share that extremely random thought with you all... hope you're having a great week!!!! ~Hans

Monday, April 11, 2011

17 things you probably didn't know about my sister....

So since today is Hannah's 17th birthday I thought I'd tell you all 17 random things about her...
1: She's deathly afraid of water, which is why she never swims
2: She has an amazing voice but refuses to sing in front of anyone
3: She can make friends with anyone because she says crazy and random things to break the ice. lol
4: She used to count her jewelry in her sleep. Yeah I know, weird..
5: She almost never turns down a dare
6: She loves Chinese food
7: She wishes she was 6 feet tall
8: She thinks most girls are catty and emotional so she only wants to have sons when she's older
9: She can't stand the Gators football team
10: She loves flying
11: She wants to marry someone with blonde hair and blue eyes
12: She wants to move to Tennessee someday
13: She doesn't want to get married till she's at least 22
14: She likes macaroni and cheese without the cheese
15: One of her favorite things to do is takes long walks at night
16: She cleans when she's bored
17: Beauty & The Beast is one of her favorite songs

Happy Birthday, Hannah!!!
Love, Sarrah

Friday, April 8, 2011

Because It's Friday.

Because I'm happy. Because life is great right now. Because I love coffee. Because I love quotes. Because the sun is shining. Because friends are coming over. Because it's almost my birthday. Because I'm random. Because I'm hungry. Because people amuse me. Because I hate Shrek. Because my sister is telling me the craziest things. Because Publix has terrible cookies. Because windows squeak when you clean them. Because our cat is fat. Because pink is a revolting color. Because I'm spontaneous. Because I talk too much. Because folding laundry is fun. Because Ruth claims things I don't know to be true. Because people lie and you get pretty good at seeing through them after a while. Because raindrops fall down, not up. Because people worry too much about the future. Because God is amazing. Because I don't like candy bars. Because you save money you live better, Wal-Mart. Because rabbits hop. Because I love my people. Because Cracker Barrel has nice rocking chairs. Because texting is fun to do. Because faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Because little kid books are fun to read. Because supercalifragilisticexpialiocious is a LONG word. Because sarcasm can hurt people unintentionally. Because Cinderella lost her glass slipper. Because coloring Easter eggs is messy. Because music drowns out the world. Because I can't speak Spanish. Because little kids have such big dreams. Because turtles take forever to grow (thank u, Sarrah). Because school buses are yellow (thank u, Abby). Because nobody's perfect (thank u, Ru). Because paper cuts are wretched. Because I scream without trying. Because this is getting.. long. Because... just because.
In 3 words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.

{Happy Friday peoples!!!!}

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Oh, the thinks you can think...

"Today you are you, that is truer than true... there is no one alive who is youer than you!"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Best hugger.. EVER

I love, love, LOVE this little guy!!!! He is sooo sweet. Pretty much my new best friend...
And yeah, he gives amazing hugs.... ;)