Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cute Pictures With My Cute Best Friend.

McKenna and I got together today and had the BEST time. And took some amazing pictures along the way. (: Want to see;)?
Haha this was such a fail! The sun was waaaay too bright. (:
Haha McKenna you are such a spy;)
I'm a treehugger, get it? (;
McKenna found some pretty purple flowers. (:

McKenna, you are the definition of blessing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Choir Spring Trip!

So last week Choir packed their bags and went to San Antonio! We had A BLASTT. Friday night we hung out at the riverwalk, and Saturday we went to Six Flags! Both times it was raining soo hard.. so McKenna and I said a prayer that the sun would come out- and it did! God can give such awesome blessings in even tiny ways like that.

McKenna, Nathan, and I. (:

Cammie, Vincente, me, and McKenna!
Uhh.. dont ask about the guy behind us. haha

Cammie and Katie:)

McKenna, Catherine, and I at the hotel! Haha.. ohh the faces of people in the background. ;)

At the Riverwalk! We had tonss of fun there. (:

The trip was pretty darn fun. There was so much laughter, and jokes, and roller coasters!! Best weekend I've had in a long time.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


So today I am feeling really, really thankful.

I am thankful that I know Jesus. That I love Him. That I want to grow in Him, and learn more about Him, and fall in love with Him. I know I don't deserve his grace, or love, or forgiveness, and I am so thankful for all that He does for me. Especially the things I don't even know about!

I am thankful for my friends. I'm not sure if I blogged about this in the summer or not- but all summer I prayed that I would meet wonderful Christian friends in Choir that would uplift me and I would grow close to- and man did God provide! I couldn't ask for better friends. (Ahem.. McKenna, Catherine, etc) :)

I am thankful for my family. My sister and I are best, best friends. (She's a year older than me) We don't just share clothes and jewelry- we share a bond that no one can break. And of course, my parents. I can't ever be thankful enough that I'm growing up in a Christian home where my parents are still in love with each other- 18 years into a marriage. That takes work and dedication and I am so thankful.

I am thankful for the way God made me. I don't want this to sound vain, let me explain. Throughout my short, fifteen year life I have struggled with accepting not just the way God made my personality, but my body, like any other girl. But over time I've slowly become fine with who I am. My body type. Me. Weird as it might sound, some days it's really hard being thankful for who you are. And today, I am.

I am thankful that I have the chance, every day, to witness to everyone around me. I want not only to talk about Jesus and spread the truth, but I pray that people will see Jesus in me just through my actions. I hope that when people see me, they dont really see me, but Jesus!

So, yes, I'm thankful. For the beautiful weather today. For everything about my life. I'm so, so blessed and I cannot thank God enough for giving me everything that He has! I cannot wait to see what's ahead in my life.

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm Forgiven.

I recently heard this beautiful song on KSBJ, called Forgiven by Sanctus Real. It totally hit home. Sometimes I think I hold on to the bad things that I've done, and I have a hard time forgiving myself, and letting it go. But this song is so beautiful- it reminds me that it's Jesus who paid the price for my sins, that He's forgiven every "big" and "small" sin I've committed- and I know that once and for all-

I'm forgiven.

^^ Check it out.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Little Catch Up and A Message to My Followers!

I love life. I really do. Every day is a gift in of itself. I mean, some days aren't so great, and sometimes I make mistakes. But I get to learn from those mistakes, and I get to keep going. And that is such a blessing.

When I think about how God chose me to be His follower.. I just can't believe it. I mean, I get glimpses of myself as a Christian and it's bad. So I can't imagine how He could see the good in me to choose me to love Him and know Him. I'm not sure if this is making a whole lot of sense.. I am just so happy that I know Jesus as my personal Savior and that I have the privilege of spending the rest of my life growing in faith and spreading what I know.

So, things have been busy.

And guess what!

I'm fifteen. :)

Yep, last Tuesday. Haha, I listened to Fifteen by Taylor Swift on the way to school that morning. :)) It was a pretty "smashing" day. (Haha am I so weird for loving that word?) My friends were so sweet.. they were so nice and gave me some pretty awesome gifts. Like, my good friend Megan (Who just had her sweet sixteen party!) gave me this blowing bubble kit because she knows I love doing that (Haha!) and this big pack of "everlasting" gobstoppers. (My favorite candy). But mostly.. I got lots.. and LOTS of candy and sweets! Haha, I could NOTT eat it all. I had a pretty good day... and I finally got a pair of Sperry's! Haha, I love them.. they have flowers on them. (I've been wanting Sperry's for ages!)

Unfortunately, most of the pictures we took have gone "missing." I sure hope we find them! But here are some we do still have...
You can sort of see my Sperrys to the left. :)

My awesome vanilla-raspberry cake. Haha, we had to throw it away today because it was too old to eat! :(
So it's not the best picture of me, but this another birthday gift! It's going to my dress for Choir Banquet.
So, something I've realized..
When I first started blogging, it was basically just for me. I love to write, and I had just recently gotten into computer, and I thought it would be cool if I kept another (less personal) account of my life. (My diary is the personal version) ;). I had no idea what followers were when I first made this. lol. And, while it's not a huge amount, I have followers! And I guess that makes me happy. :) So, since I do, I figure I'd let you guys out there that have some spare time in your day to read what I write some things about me.
1. Jesus is my everything. I love Him with all of my heart, have accepted him into my life, and can't imagine living a single second without Him!
2. I love cold showers.
3. While some people's favorite color changes constantly, my favorite season changes constantly. Usually whatever season it is, is my favorite. :)
4. My favorite colors are yellow and purple. (But not together) :)
5. I love to take pictures.
6. I used to love sucking on ice.
7. I love watching movies.
8. When I was a little girl, all I wanted was to sing and act. I still love those things, but I don't think that's what I'll end up doing. But who knows;)
9. I love, love, LOVE people. Basically, I love meeting new people and figuring out different personalities, and making friends!
10. I want to be a missionary. :)
11. I love asian people. I know that probably sounds weird, but I do. lol
12. Give me chocolate and I will love you;)
13. While I admit Taylor Lautner is clearlyyy hot, I'm not obsessed with him.
14. I love to smile.
15. The smell of chlorine is AWESOME. I love, love, love it. It's my favorite smell. (Ashley, if you're reading this, when I read that you love chlorine too, I thought that was so awesome!)
16. Music makes me happy.
17. I write letters to my future husband.
18. I embarrass myself a lot. Seriously. It's almost a daily ordeal. lol
19. I love giving oral reports. Last year when I took Speech, it was my favorite class! And in 8th Grade Awards, I actually got an award for best speech maker! Haha, on one of my speech's, I got a 99.. one point off for making too many jokes while talking! :)
20. I love playing sports.
21. I'm not afraid to get my hair messed up;)
22. I love dresses.
23. I usually always have my nails painted. (But I've never had them "done")
24. I'm 5'0. And I've stopped growing. Pretty short.. and that's okay! :)
25. I get cravings of fruit.
:) Hope to get to know all you followers out there!