September 30, 2012

Check it out!

My friend Beka is having a photo contest.

The theme is kids.

Have a great picture of your sibling?

Go check out her contest and enter your picture.

The deadline is October 8th!

Click here to read the post.


September 29, 2012

Random Bloginess.

Bloginess? That's a word right?

Well we had a 5 day school week. (usually we don't have school on Fridays - Awesome. I know)

Exhausting. For me anyway.

Had a few really long nights.

With volleyball practice. Watching JV games. Homework. And other stuff.

My life is crazy hectic.

Anyway, onto actual bloggy stuff. :)

I went and entered another photo challenge. Click here to enter yourself. Alexandrea is pretty amazing and takes breathtaking pictures! Check her blog out!

I was reading my good friend Brittany's blog. I was searching and scrolling and then I stopped. I saw a beautiful picture she took and just had to share it.
It's beautiful right?!Go tell her so right here!

Another bloggy friend, Brooke, wrote a beautiful post the other day. It was all about being yourself, and making sure your blog expresses who are. You don't want to blog just to impress your readers... It has all sorts of amazing in it... so if you're a blogger... you should really go read it. Good perspectives.

One of my favorite bloggers, with a fantastic blog, (if I do say so myself) is having a Fall Photo Contest. Emma from Rescue the Orphaned is having it on her blog now until October 5th.

Go check it out and enter if you want to!

Finally, I was awarded by Emma for the...

(Sorry but I really do not feel like doing all of the questions right now. Sooo THANK YOU very much for awarding me! It makes me feel so special that people really enjoy my blog!!)

That's it for now! Have a fabulous Saturday everybody!

September 28, 2012

Entering - Portrait

Entering again at: Shine Your Glory Down
Topic/Theme - Portrait. 

This is my littlest brother Scout! I love this expression and "pose". (even though I never told him to do that) The sun behind him is perfect, so I thought I'd enter this picture.

September 27, 2012

Sleepover Fun

Went to a sleepover.

Made some memories.

With some of my best friends.

Laughs. Popcorn. Barbies. Just Dance. Girl Talk.

Pure fun!

I love nights like that.


September 24, 2012


I started volleyball last month!
 I've been playing since I was 10 and decided to play for my school for the first time.


The girls, (aka my best friends) our fans, the other teams, the fun, and the memories! 

It's all part of playing a sport and being a team.

(I'm # 21 in the white jersey - Because I'm the libero on the team, which means I only play back row)

Our team huddles, music, how we get pumped up, and just how much we love the game.

We've all played hard so far and really get into the cheers. Mistakes and successes! 

Did I mention the fans?

Oh. my. goodness. gracious. they. are. stinkin. awesome. and. amazing.

They cheer for us, they chant with us, and they lead good sportsmanship! 

They get excited, which gets us excited and that's terrific.

Volleyball is awesome!

I can't wait to share more with you later on!


September 23, 2012

My Best Friends Brithday

Soooooooo there is a birthday today.

And it just so happens to be MY BEST FRIEND'S!

Beka is 15 years old today! Whooaa - she's getting old. just kidding :)

Because that means I'm getting old too.

Happy Birthday Beka! I'm so glad God gave me a friend that is so understanding, helpful, spirited, and funny! You're not afraid to be who you are! 

September 21, 2012

Fall Loves


It is seriously my favorite, favorite, favorite season!

Boots. Sweaters. Beautiful colors. Crisp air. Apple Cider. Fun Photo Shoots. Hoodies. Bonfires. 

Playing in the sandbox with my brother on a sunny afternoon

Red skinnies and moccasins! 

Beautiful sunrise on the way to school 

I also did a photo shoot with Beka last weekend! We want to take some more, because some of these are really blurry. But we loved it, had lots of fun, and my dad let us use his truck - Those pictures were some of our favorites!

Yes, Fall is definitely a great time of year! 

Entering - Quality

There is another photo challenge I'm entering this weekend. The topic is quality!
It's happening right here at Shine Your Glory Down!


September 15, 2012

Awkward and Awesome

My good friend Brooke did this yesterday - Even though she did it on Friday, I thought I could still do it on a Saturday. :)

Awkward ---

So I'm in Language class (English - whatever it's called) and we're having this discussion. We've been talking about notes, lectures, and discussions all week long. Then, finally our teacher says "Ok we're going to have a class discussion on the notes we took about water conservation. Oh and I want to hear everyone say something." Me in my mind: "What?! I don't want to say something, I have to wait for the perfect timing to say something." We eventually start the conversation, and lots of people are saying things - funny and actually smart things too. There are 4 topics that we're talking about, and we get to the 3rd one. A couple of my friends in class: "Michlyn!! Go for it! Just make something up." Me in my mind: "Oh crap, what the heck am I going to say? Just stall as long as possible." Anyway, I finally have to say something - What I planned on saying: "Water conservation is really important. We should really pay attention to the shortages that could happen in the future. The people who wrote these papers study water, and we never really do - so it doesn't seem as important to us." What I actually said: "Well it's good to um.. to pay attention to water shortages... and we like...we don't want that to happen... but like we um... we don't really know... or um... well we don't study it...and idk it's just...yeah." SMOOTH Michlyn real nice future you got in public speaking.

Awesome ---

  • Pretty much all my homework is simple.
  • Got to babysit all day with my sister Erin, and had a lot of fun 
  • School has been weirdly crazy and fun - Even though some days I could fall asleep on my desk for the whole hour, as the rest of my group talks about shoes, sports, and other off-topic things.
  • Volleyball has been sooo great, and I'm loving it.
  • My family is incredible and I just love them!
  • Instagram is becoming a common thing for me -- uh oh another addiction! :)
  • I'm excited to do an upcoming Fall photo shoot with my best friend!!
  • I've regularly been keeping up on my devotions, and it's been so great to read what's in God's word for us every single day!
Well that is my awkward and awesome Saturday! 
Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!

September 14, 2012

My Week w/ Instagram

I biked to youth group on Sunday night

Still doing my homework at 9 pm on Sunday. #procrastinator

School colors for our first volleyball home game!

Played varsity for the first time that night!

Ultimate favorite song!

This is how I feel about doing homework until 10:30 pm

Keeping my grades up!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

**I closed comments on this post due to SPAM comments I am recieving --- Will reopen them later.**

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hey everyone!

I have not even been around blogger this week. I was pleasantly surprised to have 3 more followers when I logged on last night. Then, I thought I should actually post or they're going to think this is the most boring  blog EVER. :)

Thank goodness we only had a 4 day school week. I go to a small Charter school, and we rarely have Friday school days - SUPER nice! Otherwise I think I would have hid in my closet all week, just to sleep. Ahh how I love sleep!

I had 2 volleyball games this week! On Tuesday, it was JV and Varsity's first home games! It was so much fun, and we had lots of fans that came to cheer for us! This was my facebook status that night - It was such a fun day!

I had quite a bit of homework this week, so that kept me up pretty late most nights. I also completed 2 projects this week, and it's only the 3rd week of school. what what?! 

Oh well, it's been a busy week involving mostly school, and I really hope to have some posts set up for you all to read. Then my blog won't be so boring. :)

What have you guys been up to?

September 9, 2012


Hi everyone!

I'm entering a Photo Challenge.

I haven't in a couple months, so I thought it would be fun.

Plus it has a couple of my favorite things.

Pictures, uniqueness, and the theme? BLUE!


Sunday Snapshot - Fall Colors

The colors are already changing on the trees.

The grass is getting browner.

School has begun.

Fall is coming.


To see more Sunday Snapshots visit Stephanie's blog:
Ni Hao Yall

September 6, 2012


Volleyball game.

Long bus ride home.


Hot shower.

Comfy clothes.


Food. Glorious Food.




September 3, 2012

Insta Weekend

It's the last day of my long weekend.

My dad had the day off.

Erin had soccer practice.

I watched 2 of my siblings for a few hours today.

We had my grandparents over for a little visit last night.

I got some much needed sleep this weekend.

Got some DQ & watched "Mirror Mirror" with my mom & Erin.

And of course kept up with my Pinterest and Facebook accounts.

Tried a fishtail braid last night for the first time - and surprise, surprise it actually turned out!

Homework is complete - YAY!

Lately, I've been focusing on doing this everyday - Everyone got one at Challenge 2012

I've heard Taylor's new single on the radio a lot lately - It's not as annoying as everyone was saying it was.

Another beautiful sunset seen from my backyard

I'm slowly started to get the hang of Instagram. :) Happy Labor Day!


September 1, 2012

After Practice

After a long week of school... I have a 4 day weekend.

Got to be in bed for an extra 3 hours yesterday morning.

In my comfy clothes all day.

Then, it was off to practice. 4:30 - 7:00 pm.

It was fun! We worked hard, and did our thing.

We are volleyball players after all.

Loud, fun, and excited players.

Took the nets down, changed, and left a little late.

Going down the high way with my dad & sister in his little car.

Saw the glorious & amazing artwork God had created in the sky.

It was like a glimpse of heaven.

The sky was open & bright. With the sun setting just below.

Stopped at Chipotle, to grab a burrito. Mmmm so good!

Then straight down the road we went, yet again.

Listening to some modern and oldies music.

My sister & I have quite a different taste of music then my dad yah know.

Heading banging, dancing, and laughing all the way!

Relaxing with my feet on the dash.

Until we reached the small town where we live.

Pulled into the driveway and jumped out of the car.

With a backpack on my shoulder, TOMS on my feet, and memories in my mind.

That was my night...after practice.