June 28, 2012

*Updated* The Unofficial 'About Me' Page

I am a Christian and I love my Savior!

I love anything & everything that is blue.

I love scarves and sunglasses.

I love my hair long.

My favorite food is pizza.

I spend too much time on social media/the internet.

I love taking pictures & photography.

I have a huge heart for Africa, adoption, and the orphans of this world.

I have a big family and want a big family when I grow up.

I volunteer and serve at every possibility I get.

I love going to school - Mostly to see my friends. But I hate homework.

I am easily entertained by ridiculous jokes.

I think dishes are the worst chore ever.

I find politics extremely boring.

I have never been on an airplane.

I'm a perfectionist.

I love having my nails done.

I'm not a very good dancer.

I like to draw - it helps me concentrate.

I love winter but hate driving during it.

I like to work out.

My favorite job in the world is being a big sister and teaching kids.

I love listening to music.

Sometimes I wish I had real glasses.

Fall is my favorite season of the year.

My favorite thing to do is hang out with my best friends.

I try my hardest to be a prayer warrior for anyone I possibly can be.

I love the friends and family in my life who I can turn to for anything.

I like to read.

I have an obsession with shoes.

I am extremely clumsy.

I have my drivers license

I like to put mustard on my mac & cheese sometimes.

I like to get my beauty sleep.

And even though I'm unique from anyone else in this world, I must remember... I'm not perfect. :)


June 26, 2012

New Orleans!

Hey all my faithful readers! Just wanted to say that I've missed hearing from you. My blog has been a little quiet these days. I just couldn't think of anything to write. Well no worries, I'm here today to give you an update about my youth group & an upcoming trip all in one. :)

So every 2 years there is this conference called "Nationals". It's for youth all over the United States to gather as a whole. There are sermons, classes, service projects, worship, sports to play, sites to visit, you meet new friends, and most important we come together as the body of Christ to learn more about Him. And this year... it's in NEW ORLEANS!

We've been planning this trip ever since January, and we're all kind of excited. We were all getting pumped about last month... There were countdowns, meetings, and fundraisers in order for everyone to make the trip.

You see... just about 3 1/2 weeks ago... we lost our youth pastor. :( We got letters that he had left, and now he won't be leading our group on this awesome trip. We had our final meeting last night about all the details, and now it's reality.

We're leaving in 4 days! 

It's for a whole week! We leave on June 30th & return on July 7th! We are taking a charter bus down there, with our group of 50 people, and are traveling for about 24-28 hours. Oh boy, please lift us up in a few prayers when you think about it. That's a long time in a bus. But don't worry we're stopping every 4 hours.

It's going to be a fun and interesting trip. We're staying in a hotel and on the way home we get to go to SIX FLAGS (a huge amusement park) allllll day. Yay!

Please pray that we grow together as a youth group, come together before God, and grow to know more about Him. This trip is going to open our eyes, and we all need prayer and guidance as we prepare.

The title for this year's Challenge conference is Everything Is New! Sounds like a perfect title for us right now.

Thanks everyone!

June 17, 2012

Featured Blog

Most of you have probably realized that I mention my best friend Beka alot! :)

I haven't quite known her for 2 years, but she's definitely my best friend! haha we have our moments but that's just a reminder that we are best friends. We laugh so hard we cry or cry so hard we laugh.

One of our favorite sayings is:
"God made us best friends, because He knew our moms wouldn't be able to handle us as sisters."

We are basically sisters, and do almost everything together!

So once I got a blog, Beka started reading it so she could read about my crazy life! Then, one day she was over at my house and said "You should help me start a blog". So I did!

She's been blogging for a while now, and posts when she can. Her life is very busy, and takes many twists and turns. She does funny posts that have lots of quotes and they literally make you laugh out loud.

She loves ALL colors, so that's how part of her blog name came to be. ;-)

If you want to get to know her more, then check out her blog at: Black is a Color. She would love to get some more readers! Show her some love!


Happy Father's Day 2012

Happy Father's Day! I couldn't ask for a better dad to teach me, help me, and make me laugh! 


June 16, 2012

Photo Shoot - June 2012

Hey, it's me again! I don't usually do photo shoots this close together, or change the header of my blog this often. I hope to keep this one now, until the end of summer. :)

Anyway the photo shoot I did in May, didn't even compare to these photos. I just love these a lot more, and they kind of create a better look on my blog. Thought I'd share a few, and now I have some of my best friend Beka too!

In Christ,

June 8, 2012


Hey everyone!

I'm over at Aidyl's blog today! I asked her if I could be interviewed on her blog, and she kindly accepted.

If you want to read the interview, and maybe even learn a bit more about me, go to her blog at:

Thanks so much!

P.S. If you're a brand new follower - I just received the "Kreativ Blogger" award from Brooke. I wrote my post about the award right here! At the end I had to award 10 followers for the award. Well, just like Brooke I awarded all of my followers. Soooo if you're currently my follower, I awarded you! Go check it out, and then let me know when you write your award post. :)

June 7, 2012

New Pages

Hi everyone! I added two new pages underneath my header.

Contact Me - This gives you info on how you can reach me best for questions, comments, or concerns.

My View on Adoption - Most of you know that I have an adopted sister. She's been home for about 22 months now. I decided to write this page, so I could reach out to others and tell you how I view adoption. You can go check it out, and read more about my view.

Thanks everyone! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful Summer day just as much as I am!


June 5, 2012

Guest Post: Self Worth

Show some love for Brooke! She wrote this post, and I loved it! Most of you know I did the series "Through the Eyes of a Teenager"... well this post is really similar to one that I did. Thought I'd share what she wrote.
Right now more than ever, the world screams at us how to be perfect. How to lose 15 pounds, How to get flawless skin, Buy the newest fashionable clothing, Go along with the crowd, Get swept up in fads, You have to have a boyfriend to be cool...on and on it goes. We start believing it. Suddenly we are fat and ugly. It hurts-this I know.
We give into it. Because it's so hard. We deprive our bodies of food and feel like a dumb wannabe that just is not good enough. It rules our lives-the need to be perfect, good enough, and wanted.
It eventually breaks us down. We don't gain;we lose. But it is a secret. Because when you have a problem, you are "not cool". We bottle it up & fake it.
You don't need a boyfriend to be cool. You aren't perfect, but no one was except Jesus. You are gorgeous. You do make mistakes, but you are human. YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN GOLD!!
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.-2 Corinthians 4:18. You are just right in His eyes. Jesus loves you beyond comprehension!

By: Brooke at Endless Grace

June 4, 2012


I follow Brooke's blog and she nominated all of her followers for this award. I thought it was pretty nice of her!

I'm supposed to answer some questions, tell you 10 random things about me, and then nominate 10 random followers. So here it goes...

What is your favorite song? Hmm... I'd have to say "Give your heart a break" by Demi Lovato

What is your favorite dessert? Cheesecake or ice cream cake

What ticks you off? When people complain all about their drama

What do you do when you're upset? I journal, go for a walk, or listen to music

What is your favorite pet? My dog

Which do you prefer to wear, black or white? Either... I like both colors

What's your personality like? I'd have to say outgoing, or adventurous.

What is perfection? Being outside alone, in the sun, with the wind going through my hair

What is your guilty pleasure? I really like to dance, but with my coordination - I never do. :)

Ten Random things about me:
1. I can't shuffle a deck of cards
2. I have an obsession with sunglasses
3. I have my driving permit
4. I spend way too much time on the computer
5. I love meeting new people - online or in person
6. I love to laugh
7. I have a passion for shopping
8. I have a HUGE heart for orphans, and want to adopt when I'm older
9. I love to hang out with my friends 
10. I'm a Christian and try to follow Jesus every single day

The people I nominate for this award are:
ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS - I don't have quite 10, but I want to thank all of you by giving you the award.


June 2, 2012

Sunday Snapshot {Rainbow Daises}

This week my dad worked really hard to get some projects finished around the house/yard. My mom has been wanting a garden bed for a while, so he made one for her. They also went to get some flowers. My mom's favorite flowers are Gerbera Daises. She got a few different colors of them, and I just had to take some pictures. They are all really pretty, but our favorites are the white and pink ones.

To see more beautiful Sunday Snapshots, visit Stefanie's blog below:

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