Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Words-

"The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts; to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say 'I was wrong'" -Sydney J. Harris

I'd say this isn't too far from home... :) 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


I'm especially thankful for... 

*hoodies & boots

*dentists who sing to you- funny story there. 

*finally passing my driver's test

 *making an older person smile

*forgiveness when you don't deserve it

*good books & fuzzy blankets

*God's promises & protection


How bout you? 

Monday, May 28, 2012

if you ever need a laugh...

... go talk to my two little bros. Seriously. They are sooo funny.

So last night I'm out jogging, and these two are out on the path loading up a ton of half grown watermelons from the next field over into their little JD jeep. I go up and ask them what they're doing and Jon pipes up, 'we're trying to get all these up to the house before the farmers call the police on us.' And I'm like, 'why would they do that?'... Nate goes, 'Duh! Because we're stealing their melons?' Not really sure how that works since they've actually grown over into our field, but yeah. 

And they were so serious about it too! I asked them why they needed all those melons since you can't eat them, and they both very seriously tell me that they're going to carve our family out of them. And name them. So yes, we have about 30 little watermelons sitting on our front porch waiting to be made into... well, us apparently. We don't have quite that many people though, so um, if you'd like one made in honor of you as well... I'm sure they would be more than happy to help you out. ;) 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

what's not to love?

Sooo we have the cutest little bunnies EVER right now! If you know me, you know I'm not a huge animal lover... but bunnies are just pretty cool. Wishing I could like stunt their growth right about now and make them stay this size... forever! Would that be weird? Yes, it totally would be. Never mind. Just keep growing little guys... 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

mercies in disguise?

Do you ever have those days when everything is going great, and then, bam... you get the wind knocked out of you? Figuratively of course. Whenever I feel like that there are 2 songs that I ALWAYS listen to over and over again... Better Than I... and this one that I posted the lyrics to. Blessings. Yes, I really love music in case you haven't picked up on that by now. :) That and spending time with God really does help put everything into perspective for me. The trials & disappointments of life... all that stuff that we feel is tearing us apart... I believe that God has a plan for us in all of it. Man, it hurts like crazy... but in the end, it's usually for our good. Honestly, I haven't come to that end yet. But one day... one day I think it'll all make sense. But then again, maybe some things we'll never know until we reach heaven. Guess it keeps life fun, huh? It'd be pretty boring if we always knew what was going to happen before it ever did. God really does have this all figured out... so that, thankfully, we don't have to. We just have to have to trust that He does. And there are my very few, random thoughts for the night. :) God bless...


We pray for blessings
  1. We pray for peace
    Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
    We pray for healing, for prosperity
    We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
    All the while, You hear each spoken need

    'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
    What if Your healing comes through tears
    What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
    What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

    We pray for wisdom
    Your voice to hear
    We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
    We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
    As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
    All the while, You hear each desperate plea
    And long that we'd have faith to believe

    When friends betray us
    When darkness seems to win
    We know that pain reminds this heart
    That this is not our home

    What if my greatest disappointments
    Or the aching of this life
    Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
    What if trials of this life,
    The rain, the storms, the hardest nights,
    Are your mercies in disguise?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Words...

 "In an ideal world, nobody would talk before 10am. People would just hug, because waking up is really hard." -Zooey Deschanel

Totally feelin' this one right now. Going on a week of getting up hours before the norm. Sooo... coffee & a hug.
I would totally be okay with this.
In fact, okay isn't even an adequate enough word.

Should be a law or something...

Weekend come quickly. :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

keep your head up-

Hey my people! 
How's Monday treating you? My Monday started out with a doctor's appointment waaay too early. Yay right? I mean who doesn't love the doctor? Woot woot. Anyways, after that... went to lunch with my mom, and we ran into people who apparently we used to go to church with like a gazillion years ago. So they were all like, 'Hannah! We remember when you were a baby!! You've grown up!'. Of course I was just like, 'right, yeah, I have! You too...'. No I'm kidding. They were cool. (I really didn't remember them though.... hehe) so after that we went shopping for camp. Which will be here... in like 3 weeks. ish. Have I mentioned how stoked I am about that? If not... I really, really am! I'm pretty sure it will be one unforgettable week. I'm sooo grateful to be able to a part of this, and can't wait to see what God does. :) This is the camp we'll be helping with... 
So yes, after all of that lovely stuff... I went and worked out w/ my mom and sis. Oh yes I did. I know, I know... surprising! We're so lame though, as soon as we leave the gym... where do we go? If you're thinking somewhere healthy like... okay I can't actually think of anyplace healthy, but that doesn't matter anyway... cuz we didn't go THERE. We went to Baskin Robbins. >.< Haha... yeah, yeah. It's kind of a lot a bit amusing. #exercisinglikeaboss

Sooo, there's Monday in a nutshell. :) 

And I won't lie... I am a big Andy Grammer fan, and I've had this song on repeat on my phone all day. It's annoying when I do that, because after a few weeks I end up hating the song! Lol But no, not this one... neva eva! It makes me happy. (: 

Thursday, May 17, 2012


And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying...

 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.

-Matthew 5:1-11

These have pretty much been some of my favorite verses for as long as I can remember. No explanation for them is even needed. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday Words...

"I am very indecisive and always have a hard time picking my favorite anything. But I know for sure, you are my favorite."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

highlight of my day-

This morning I go to my room to grab my phone, which was charging on my bed, only to see that I have, not 1, not 2, not even 3... but 8 missed calls! All from the same number. My mom. So I go downstairs and ask my mom if that was she or Jon calling me so many times (he LOVES calling people- be warned), and she tells me that, yes, it was him.

I go, 'haha, I figured so. Guess it's okay that I missed them than.' And she goes, 'Oh he didn't want you to answer anyway...

... he just loves listening to your voice mail. He thinks it's funny."

Yes, I'm serious. 
It kinda made my day. As annoying as this little boy can be, I love him. I mean, hey, who else is gonna take weird pictures with me? :) 
Hope you're all having a great week!


Sunday, May 13, 2012


So let me start by saying this: I not only remembered that today was mother's day, but I also got my mom a card AND a present... 3 days in advance. Man, I am on the ball! Sometimes I shock myself. 
Anyways, if I sat here and thought about it, there's a whole lot of nice things I could say about my mom... 

but the one that stands out among all other is this:


Which, I assure you, has been no easy job.
And she's done a pretty darn good job, too. Trust me, she has an immeasurable amount of patience. Thanks, mom. :) 

There's no way to be a perfect mom... but a million ways to be a great one.
And that she definitely is.



 Sorry, I really am, but this is just hilarious on so many levels.

Oh, and I was given my very own white rose for mother's day this year. Not that I'm a mother or anything, but hey, what girl doesn't love roses? 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

yeah... just stuff.

My dad's birthday was yesterday, and for it, we took a trip to St. Simone's & Jekyll Island for the weekend. I'd never been here before, but it's actually a really cool place. A looooot of historical stuff. Which honestly, isn't really my thing, but I'm with my family, so it's been fun. :) And I realize some of these pics are kinda washed out looking... yeeeah, had my camera on the wrong setting. >.<

Okay, funny story. This house ^^ is about 100 years old, and you see this little stream thing RIGHT in front of the door? Well apparently the mistress of this place was always getting mad when her husband would come in and track in mud on his boots, so she had this built and would make him walk through the whole thing on his way to the door so his feet were clean before he came in. A little extreme, but funny.

Okay, well I am off to the gym! Have a good night, people. :) 


Saturday, May 5, 2012

not summer... yet.

But you all know me... I plan ahead. Sometimes. Actually that reeeally depends. But yeah, for the time being... I am planning ahead, and this is my official 'kick off' Summer post! This is where you all go 'YAAAAY!!!' But yeah, no pressure, folks... no pressure. 

Jon totally posed for this... he goes, 'hey, here, Hans!' lol

Of course this one ^^ was totally followed to the T. ahem. 

There was absolutely noooo breeze today. Just lots of sun. Buuuuut, can't win em all.

My sisters are just so ridiculously photogenic. I love it!

So now when Summer does officially began, be expecting an Autumn post or something. Okay, I'm kidding. Kind of.