Sunday, April 29, 2012

... what happens w/ boys & a camera.

These are all pretty self explanatory... I really did not tell them to do any of this, they're just boys and this is what they do. Yeah, they can be wild... but they're pretty adorable. I did get some serious ones, but I won't lie, them being them is way  more entertaining. 

And here? Um, yeah, I don't even know. 

The beautiful Miss Sarrah... ^^

You would never guess they were siblings, huh? ;) 


Friday, April 27, 2012


My song of the week. Yes, I have a song for every week. Doesn't everybody? ;) 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday Words...

"Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others." -H. Jackson Brown Jr  

"Genuine sincerity is truly, honestly, unabashedly, unforgivably unique" 

"If I could give you one thing... it would be the ability to see yourself through my eyes. Then you would realize how special you really are."

"Pretty is what you are... beauty is what you do with it." 

"Until you know that life is a war, you cannot know what prayer is for." -John Piper 

'When we have nothing left but God... we discover that God is enough." 

"The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having something worth waiting for." 

In a word. (: 


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday Words...

"Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence." - Unknown 

Here's what went down...

I went to the park with some handsome guys. 

I went shopping with said guys.

Went and watched these guys jump in the pool in jeans & polos.

Went to McD's with these guys.

Sang random songs with these guys.

Listened to these guys talk about video games for an hour.

Heard one of these guys say 'I wanna go ride the 4-wheeler', and another reply 'Yeah and I want a million dollars, so I guess we're both out of luck.' (You would've had to been there to really appreciate the hilarity of that statement....)

And just for the record, I had 2 coffees. Almost 3, but I restrained myself. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

These shoes...

... are pretty much the coolest shoes in the history of EVER. They're so legit, that as soon as I put them on, I instantly look all fit and athletic and like I know what I'm doing. Which we all know I totally don't! But yeah, they're pretty awesome. 

Just take my word for it.

Because shoes are awesome. 

I love them.

One of these days I'm gonna have way too many.

That day is closer than you'd think.

P.S... these are from the same bro who spilled my Uganda secret, >.< Thanks, Sam!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

From the bro....

Happy Birthday to Hannah! First off I would like to say that I'm starting to feel very old. It seems like just yesterday you were 17. :p Lame I know.. For those of you that don't know, Hannah happens to be a very big troublemaker , and I wouldn't put it past her to be the one who started all the riots in south Uganda last year. Jk. There's no proof she actually did that.. Again jk. lol.. Alright. Here's some fun facts about Hannah.. 1 She loves McDonald's coffee. 2 She's the most like my dad out of all the children. 3 She talks in an Australian accent when no ones listening. 4 She loves  Children (when they're well behaved and listen to her) 5 She keeps her little sibling in line. 6 She's a great house cleaner. 7 She seems to be prone to awkward moments, especially in stores. 8 She has the most wonderful, kind. loving, considerate, brother a sister could ask for! The end... 

This ^^ is what my bro wrote for my birthday over on his blog, More Than Life. It made me laugh... and probably will you too. (: Thanks, Sam... :P 

a random day in pictures.

Why? Because I'm lacking something else to post... ;) 

Monday, April 9, 2012

First star to your right and straight on till morning...

"You know that place between sleep and awake; that place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I will always love you. That's where I will be waiting" -Peter Pan

Laugh... if you have glasses.

Sorry this isn't coming up any bigger... but if you can see it at all, it's hilarious. (:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Amazing love... how can it be?

So with today being Good Friday and all, the day on which we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus, I've been reminded of... well, just that. Him dying on the cross. For us. For our sins. For me. For my sins. 

And it's just mind blowing... and amazing... and humbling... and never ceases to leave me awestruck.

 I mean, think about. Really think about it. 
He died or all of my imperfections. 
For all the times that we have spit in His face. and done the exact opposite of what He was telling us to do. 
For being angry at Him when things aren't going our way, or we're going through some trial. Yet while we were sinners... Christ still died for us.  

 There's a quote I love that goes like this...
 "You are loved more than you will ever know, by someone who died to know you" 

He literally paid the ultimate price for us. 

Because He loves us that much.

Now... that certainly doesn't mean we get off scotch free. To be a committed follower of Christ.. we have to make sacrifices too. And sometimes that means giving up something that means a lot to you. And it'll hurt.. a lot. I know. But really, what is even that in comparison? 

So let's just be honest here... we struggle with loving someone when they're being unreasonable and not doing things the way we want them done, now picture that person... and SUPER magnify those things (even THAT is a lousy comparison), then picture yourself DYING for them. Um yeah... I don't think I could do that. Okay, I know I couldn't do that. That is such a crazy selfless kind of love! I can't really even wrap my mind around it. 

So today... just think about this AMAZING love and take a minute to thank God for it. (: 

And how cool is it... that He is not dead, but risen and alive! 
I was listening to a sermon by Chuck Swindoll today, and he said something that was just... wow. Something that I've never thought of.
He said (and I don't remember it word for word so I'm paraphrasing) but basically, "if Jesus were still dead there would be absolutely no point to Christianity. No point in praying, no point in any off it. But because He has risen, we have new life" I'm gonna have to go back and see if I can find exactly what he said... but still, good point. 

   Hoping you all have an amazing Easter weekend!!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Hello April!!...

So for this month's 'currently'... I'm just gonna do my own ramble-on-about-whatever-comes-mind- thing. Life in a word. K?  

First off.... 

Today was a very good day! After almost 6 years of having close to dial up speed Internet (because we live out in the country).... TODAY we FINALLY got high speed!!!! I never thought this day would come. Happiness abounds. :)

 Anyways, besides that! About to order my graduation invitations... they're really pretty, but this is kinda feeling surreal. ish. And I have to make a speech... in. two. months. I won't lie, public speaking has never been my thing. So yeah, freaking out a little bit here... but the excitement definitely outweighs the nervousness. A little bit... ;)
 Oh, did I mention that April is pretty much the best month EVER? Because it is. Seriously.

If you need further proof... 

My birthday is in 9 DAYS!!!! I really wanted to go skydiving for it... but my parents weren't so keen on that. So still weighing my options. ;) And yes, i am serious. I had this audacious moment of bravery. Or maybe I'm just crazy? Or just plain stupid. hehe... 

 Wednesday morning I'm getting oral surgery... again. =/ 4 teeth out, one incision that involves pain and a chain. (not even trying to rhyme) Not exactly looking forward to it... but it is what it is. And prayers would be appreciated. (:

So thanks to Pinterest, I've seen a lot of new quotes that I really like... and you all know how I love quotes. (: So now... I am going to share some of them with you!! Yay! Haha...

 "I have learned that faith means trusting in advance... what will only make sense in reverse." 

"Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, and my kindness for weakness" 

(This ^ is so well said...) 

(btw, my sisters are gorgeous)

 "Being a female is a matter of birth... being a woman is a matter of age... but being a lady is a matter of choice." 

"The greatest thing a man can do for his girl is to lead her closer to God than himself"

"Girl: I love you.
Guy: I love you too.
Girl: Scream it to the world!
Guy: *whispers in ear* I love you...
Girl: Why'd you whisper it to me? 
Guy: Because you are my world."

Yes, aww. (: 

(love all of these little fellas sooo much!) 

"Missing you gets easier everyday, 'cause even though I'm one day farther than the last time I saw... I'm one day closer to the next time I will"