Wednesday, September 30, 2009

About: Fashion and Puppies

I was reading Jasmine's blog a few weeks ago and came across this post she had done.
I thought I'd give it a try :)

1}~ I LOOOOVE to accessorize! Necklaces, earrings, scarves, belts... you name it, I got it! :) *sheesh* I've even got a tie!

2}~ My favorite colors tonally to wear are blues and greens.

3}~ I have 5 of the exact same white shirt. The first one I got for $10 from Target. The next 2 for $4 and the last 2 were only $1.98! Aaaand they ALL have stains now... *sigh* o.O

4}~ I like to experiment with my hair! Sometimes I'll wear it normal (straight, curly or ponytail) or crazy (usually curly/kinky and up somehow with braids) :)

5}~ I'm not really a big bracelet person. I have one that I wear, but that's it! :)

6}~ My style has been described as "Gypsy", "Hippie", "Eclectic", "Boho" and "What on earth are you wearing?" usually followed by: "I think it's growing on me! Only you could pull it off!" haha... this one makes me laugh!

7}~ I have between 10&11 pairs of shoes... I only wear 2~3 pairs on a regular basis :D

8}~ I'm not too big into hats... although I just bought one the other day I thought I could use somehow! :)

9}~ I don't wear black unless I'm playing Ultimate Frisbee... I have 3 black shirts and a black dress... don't wear the dress and two of the black shirts just sit in my closet.

10}~ Skirts are a necessity!

So... that's 10 fashion-ie things I could think of :D

AAAAND!
For further amusement...
A PUPPY :)
(that reminds me of B.B. when she was little!)
Hope y'all enjoy this as much as we do!
Make sure your sound is on!
It makes all the difference...
and NO!
this isn't one of those "look and see if you can see the speck" videos ! :D




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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

About: Seven VERY important words!

Eeeeaaaarly this morning, around 1:00 o'clock, as I was doing my nightly quiet time, I was reading John 3:25-36.
Verse 30 stuck out particularly to me!

He must increase, but I must decrease.

Wow.
So few words, but they convey SO much to me!

This should be the highest aim in a Christian's life... in my life!
If I decrease and Christ increases in my life, people will see Him shine through more clearly!
If I decrease and He increases, His priorities become my priorities!

We live in a culture now that everything is about me.
What can I do for me? What can others do for me? What's in it for me?

Since God com mads us to place Christ as our head, why do we as Christians find it so hard to submit?
"If I do that, I won't be me anymore!" is an argument many Christians use.
But...
Why do we want to be us?!
Christ was God on earth... He was perfect.
We are not.

We're stubborn, rebellious people.
A result of the fall.
Something we need to continually fight against.

This verse made such an impact on me, I wrote it in pencil on my wall as soon as I found something to write with!
(My black paint is all gone, or I would use that! :)


I pray this was an encouragement to you today!
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Monday, September 28, 2009

About: Memories from 2 Years Ago...

"Hello...? Hi, dad. We've been at the college, I had to keep my phone off. What's up?"
(mom listening, starting to wilt)
"WHAT?! Are you sure?! WHEN?! How is he?!"
(Mom starts sobbing, leaning on the kitchen island...)
"Ok. Thanks for calling, Dad! I love you too... bye."

"What's wrong, Mom?" I asked.

"That was grandpa... he, uh"
(she shudders and cried more)
"said Isaac was in a motorcycle accident this afternoon."

I was stunned...
shocked is more like it, I suppose.

This was the beginning of two years of life without our Isaac. Many more to come.

* ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *

Two years ago, I heard this very conversation.

It was a hard one for sure... We didn't know Isaac's condition.

It was horrid.

He passed away on September 28th, 2007 from a "non-survivable" motorcycle accident he had in Roseville, California.

Today is a sad day of rememberance for my family and I.

BUT!
Even in this... I know!

God is GOOD!

He has a plan for this... Even in this, we praise God for His mercies anew every morning!

video

This is the memorial video I made for his service.

May our Lord bless you this day,
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

About: My Absence and More! :)

Hey there!
Sorry it's been quite a while since I've posted anything worth~while!
I've been busy this week and sick this past weekend... o.O
Not fun...
Better now though!
Thank you LORD!

Within the last few months, the LORD has really been impressing something upon my heart!
It's a desire to serve Him as much as possible!

One way I believe I can do this is through volunteering at Florida Baptist Childrens' Home.
I love children, working with children, playing with children, feeding children... (maybe not cleaning up after them as much, but it's something that needs to be done :) ... lol)

FBCH is an organization dedicated to helping abused and orphaned children statewide.
They also have overseas mission trips to orphanages, countries include Russia, Honduras, and Guatemala... I'm sure there are others, but those are the ones I could remember at the moment :)
I hope to be of service in anyway possible.

I've also been working on my schooling lately.
ACT studying going well.
I'm going to a class dedicated to ACT mastery sometime soon... I think (lol)
Christian Leaders class going well, it's one of the basic classes so it's pretty easy :)

We hope to paint our music room and kitchen sometime soon!
A beautiful blue/green/gray for the music room...
a beautiful wheat color for the kitchen!
Y'all know me!
ANY chance to decorate makes me SO excited!
I CAN'T WAIT!
Speaking of decorating...
*ahem*
Already in the planning stage of my annual room redecoration that doesn't occur for let's see...
9 months? :D
Can't keep my juices from flowing!

Let's see... what else have we been up to?
Lots of movies :)
We went to dinner at some dear friends' of ours last Friday, I think it was.
They sent home 15 movies with us!
All very good movies so far! :)
Some we've watched so far:
Love Comes Softly
Love's Enduring Promise
The Inheritance
The Ultimate Gift (GOOD movie!)
Radio (ANOTHER good movie! :)
The Christmas Card

There are others, but all the names escape me and I don't feel like going to look at them all :D

We went to the beach last week!
WAHOO!
LOADS of fun!
xo~THANKS JEAN~ox

That's pretty much all we've been up to.
OH!
And lots of yard work :)

Hope all y'all are doing well!
I hope to do another post on Monday.
You'll see why then.

May our LORD bless!
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Monday, September 21, 2009

About: how I've gotten tagged again... o.O

ok...
here's my fifth picture from my fifth picture folder... mixed up :D
Happy, Lane?!
:D
www.annagracephotography.blogspot.com
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Friday, September 18, 2009

About: Rifqa Bary

PRAY for this young girl!
Such passion for our Lord and Savior is truly a love for Him!



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Friday, September 11, 2009

About: 8 Years Ago Today








God Bless America!
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About: Eh... A Tagging Game :)

This is a fun little game...

This is the fifth picture in my fifth picture folder...
funny, right? :)
Joseph, Lane and Gabe at the Barberville Spring Frolic 2009.

OK!
Now, I tag 5 people and you have to do the same.
I tag...
Jean Marie
Gabe
(common, Gabe! Juse ONE pic! haha)
Hannah&Peter
Joel
Zach S.

I know many of y'all are busy, but this only takes a minute :)
Enjoy!
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

About: What I've Been Up To The Last Hour :D

Can you say, "Poooow wittle B.B.!"? :D
Giving our pathetic little poochie a haircut...
Not done yet, but I thought this y'all might enjoy this pic...
I'll post one when she's done :)



EDIT!


AAAAND... I'm done!A hack-job, yes... but it's a job :D
And a blurry pic...
*sigh*
oh well :)
No more mats..
My second doggie cut ever... o.O

Well, it was good practice with the scissors and a buzzie thing :D
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About: President Obama's Speech to Congress - 9/9/09

Wow.
My family and I watched President Obama's speech to congress on Health Care Reform last night.

*sigh*
I hope to write more on this, but I don't have time or words right now...
School and household duties call.

I'll be back!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

About: School

*sigh*
Although I sit here now blogging,
I really should be working on my school.
My class officially starts today.
BUT!
It is a "work at your own pace" class.

Intro to Home Discipleship and Evangelism.
(You can get a free copy by going to the CLI website and requesting a free copy :)
I still need to start reading the other book and watch the video.

...

Quite some time has passed since I've written the above ramblings.
Since then, Anna and I have been working on a beautiful piece we hope to play at Barberville.
Please, don't ask me the name as I don't know :)
If you come and watch us, you can hear it then :D
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

About: Nuthin' Much

THIS is a story about a building...

Actually
...
it's not.

It's about 2 strange hobo children.

ONCE, there were 2 strange hobo children.
They were strange little hobos.
They liked to watch grass grow.

THEN, they would fall asleep on that grass.

Then one day, the strange little hobo children went on a journey...

to a bakery.
Where they lived happily ever after.
The end.

See...? not much here today :D
Thanks for stopping bye and reading my...
uhhh...
(by far the weirdest)
post!
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

About: My Schedule This Weekend and Beyond

Wow.

I'm constantly amazed at how quickly ones days can fill up before they even happen.
A way of life, I suppose.
My family and I have so many things on our plate this weekend.
Helping friends with this and that, our own work that needs attending, Church, and maybe some rest in there somewhere :)

I've finally enrolled in a class at Christian Leaders Institute online.
I'm so excited! :)
Yes, it's just one class, but this is an online seminary and I don't want to be overwhelmed with a huge workload just yet since I'm just starting this week.

Working on compiling thing that are needed for a try at Bright Futures...
which would include...
the SAT.
(EDIT: whoops... not the SAT...
ACT
:)
o.O
*sigh*
Study, study, study!
Probably won't be much time for blogging once I get working heavily on that :)

We have time with wonderful friends planned for today.
Hopefully I'll be able to post about that sometime.
Wonderful friends we haven't seen in quite a while.
So excited about that too :)
(I'm easily excitable, I guess [lolz])

However; I know that all these plans could change...
In an instant!
"A man's heart diviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps."
(Proverbs 16:9~KJV)
Pretty self-explanatory, eh? :)
No matter what happens...
No matter what plans are foiled...
I know it's for God's glory and our good!

AaaHhh!
Blessed assurance!
God is good...
and that my soul knows right well!

Corem Deo,
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


G-U-A-C-A-M-O-L-E... GUACAMOLEEEEEHHHEEE!!!

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