Thursday, July 20, 2017

Off On Another Adventure!

Hey there all!

Just thought I'd drop in to say, so long! 

I'm off once again, only this time to my aunt and uncle's for two weeks. This trip kept slipping my mind, and I still don't really feel like I'm going. But I am, and I'm not coming back till the weekend of August 6th. So, as you may have guessed. The monthly photo dump is going to be late again. *face palm* That's just life I guess.

I'm excited to spend all that time with my dear cousin Kirsten. I've been super lonely since getting home from my New Hampshire trip, so this trip is probably what I've been needing. My aunt and uncle will be gone part of the time, and we will be babysitting - even little Kaaren will be left with us! Looking forward to snuggles with my butterball. <3

Going on this trip with me is LaKaysha and my brother, Chancy. Chancy will only be staying one week, but LaKaysha will be with me the whole time. Not that I need her or anything. *rolls eyes and elbows her*

So, goodbye till next month! *waves* I hope the rest of July is a wonderful time for y'all.

Do you miss me when I'm gone?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beautiful Words // July

Who Am I? 
by Casting Crowns 

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth 
Would care to know my name
Would care to know my hurt 
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star 
Would choose to light the way 
For my ever wandering heart 

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done 
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading 
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind 
Still you hear when I'm calling 
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling 
And you've told me who I am 
I am Yours
I am Yours 

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin 
Would look on my with love 
And watch me rise again 
Who am I, that voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain 
And calm the storm in me 

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done 
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading 
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind 
Still you hear when I'm calling 
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling 
And you've told me who I am 
I am Yours
I am Yours

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done 
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading 
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind 
Still you hear when I'm calling 
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling 
And you've told me who I am 
I am Yours
I am Yours

I so was not prepared this month, so I just grabbed one of my favorite songs, and there you have it.  *winks*

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Favorites Tag

I was tagged by Kylie @ My Simple Life for The Favorites Tag.
Thanks Kylie! *hugs you*

Alright, so here we go!

1// What is your favorite thing to do at home?

A lot of things, since I spend all my time at home. *laughs* I like to read - if it's a good book, I like to write letter, talk to my awesome cousins through texting, listen to music, play with my kitten, maybe watch a good movie... all normal things. *winks*

2// Which is your favorite, cats or dogs? 

Cats. I've had two cats/kittens of my very own now, and I loved them both. One of the saddest things ever was when my cat went missing. But now I have Eponine! *hugs her*

3// If you could live anywhere where would it be?

I'm not really sure. I love where I live except for one thing - most my friends live in other places. If I could get them all to move here, I would be happy as can be and would never want to leave. But since they don't live here and that doesn't answer the question... let's pretend I don't need friends near me and I would just live somewhere for the actual place. (for real, I would just stay here but that's lame, so I'll think of someplace besides where I live)
 I really love the look of Eastern Oregon. Up in the mountains. Also I liked Wyoming when we drove through there a few years back. We were driving across country and that was the only state I actually liked the look of - the whole time. *laughs* 

4// Do you love to travel?

It depends. If I am happy about where I am traveling to, then yes, I enjoy the adventure of traveling. But if I don't want to go there, then even the traveling part isn't fun. *winks* 

5// What is your dream job?

I've never dreamed about having a job. All I've ever wanted was to get married and raise a family. But since I need to find a job in order to get along in this life, I would like a babysitting job. If I wasn't so shy, I would like to work in a coffee shop.

6// What is your dream vacation?

To tell you the truth, to me the best vacations are the ones where you go visit relatives. Some people like to just travel with their own family, and that's it. Not that I don't enjoy being with my family. *winks* But to me, a dream-come-true-vacation would be a road trip across country with a group of my awesome friends/cousins. And on this road trip, none of us would have to worry about money. We'd stop where ever we had a mind to. Maybe visiting some of the big cities, and small towns. Seeing some of the National Parks, eating good food, and ending up in New Hampshire at some point. And after spending a couple weeks there, we'd slowly make our way home. Of course this would be in a perfect world where we're all millionaires. *winks* 

7// Do you have a favorite drink? What is it?

I love lots of different drinks. My favorite would have to be coffee. But I also like tea - hot or iced, lemonade, Italian Sodas - still working on finding my favorite flavor *winks*, Coke, or 1893 Pepsi-Cola... I'd way rather treat myself to a good drink than a doughnut - or anything like that, any day. 

8// What is your favorite home-cooked meal?

Roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn. But that's not the only meal I die over. *winks* Street Tacos, Creamy Chicken Casserole, Hamburger Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, and Spaghetti are just a "few" others I like. *winks* 

9// Which do you prefer pop (aka as soda? *winks*) or water?

Water is good, but if I had a choice, I'd probably pick pop. *winks* 

10// Who is your favorite singer?

*stares wide-eyed at the screen for a very long time* How? How am I supposed to answer this? Is it really possible to have a favorite singer? I listen to so many different singers/songs that I really don't believe it's possible. A lot of what I listen to and really love is the only song I like by that singer, so it's hard to think. Who do I like? 
Well, for country singers George Strait without a doubt. For someone a little more "modern" I'd have to say Tim McGraw, though not all his songs are good. "My Little Girl" has been one of my favorite of his these days - I have my moods you know. *winks* And then of course there's Josh Turner. And Lionel Cartwright! And Patty Loveless! And Chris LeDoux! ... Don't get me started on Country. *laughs* 
Elvis Presley (you've got to hear him sing "Burning Love"!) and Ricky Nelson are unbeatable when it comes to that time era and that style. 
I've recently found out I really like Michael Buble - my favorite song of his is "Everything" 
For Worship, I love Casting Crowns *grins* 
I listen to a wide variety of music, and I'm just naming a few here. *wink and sticks out tongue*  

11// Ice cream or milkshake?

It depends on where we're getting these from. *winks* Mostly, I get milkshakes 'cause BV's seasonal's are only here so long, so you've got to have them while you can. *winks* We don't have much for ice cream places around here, but if there's one around, I'd probably pick that. 

there you have it! Hope you enjoyed. 

I   T A G : 

Emily @ Living Through Jesus 

Marita @ When I Hear Music 

T H E   R U L E S :

answer the questions

tag people

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Photo Dump // June 2017 - So Very Late

I know! I know! I'm super late with this! Life has been busy, and all those posts about my trip.... Don't glare at me like that! The Photo Dump is here now!

Better late than never. *winks*

My brother got confirmed the Sunday after we got home from our trip. The reason we couldn't extend our tickets. *winks* but isn't he a cutie? *smiles*

And this what we do after church. :D

Our skies are so blue it's amazing! Especially after being in NH *winks*

Gotta love those shadow pictures. *winks* first one with little cousin Caleb, second with LaKaysha (and yep, on the roof)

oh goodness! Hamburger Pie! *craves it* 

One day not long after we got home, we went to a park for a picnic. It was a beautiful day and we had fun climbing on the rocks by the falls. *smiles*

you know your brother missed you when he steals your phone and won't give it back till you take a selfie with him *laughs* 

Tyrel got me hooked on that pop. *hides face*

On the barn roof with the auntie *grins*

rainbows are always beautiful. *hearts*

One night after supper we headed to Shari's for a girls coffee night. Kirsten was in town so... need I say more? *grins and hugs her* 

At the bridal shower that Kirsten had come down for, and out behind the shop at Jen and Levi's. *nods* yes, I know, my sister is beautiful. I like to pretend it was my picture taking skills that made her that way *winks* 

One Sunday after church, a group of us headed up to the mountains for the day. The bouncy ride up, the smokey fire, the lovely view, the beautiful flowers, and the brave walks away from the boys... it was a good day. *sighs* I think it's about time Danielle comes back now. 

gotta love Polaroid *hearts*

And then I came down with a cold and I drank so many cups of tea I squished when I walks. *laughs* it was actually a pretty miserable cold, but have no fear - I am over it. 

kitty kitty *laughs* 

and it's not a photo dump without a random picture of a book. *grins*

what would life be without siblings to take weird selfies with? 

it's not summer without Strawberry Glaze Pie

Chilling on the swing and texting cousins. No better way to spend an afternoon. 

No AC, so what can you do? *laughs* 

SISTERS!!!!! *pretends to hug them, bc I never really would* 

beautiful LaKaysha on Auntie and Uncle's swing. 

the outfit I wore to church that Sunday that Uncle Mikey preached. 

and with Uncle Mikey came his family. And Emmeline's little smile kills me every time *hugs her* 
yep. we're cool. *sunglasses* 
at a birthday party for a little cousin. We had to take a selfie for our cousin back in NH 'cause it had been three weeks since we seen him and we wanted to make him lonely. *laughs* 

I got a kitten this month! My cousin, Tyrel, named her - after one of his/my favorite character from Les Mis. Kirsten named my last cat, which I find funny! Didn't even realize that siblings have named my last two kittens! But it's not like I said, "you're naming my cat" or anything. No, I just asked for ideas and I guess I like the names they come up with. Even if most people don't know how to say Eponine. *laughs* She's such an adorable fluff ball! Can't help but love her! 

We've had plenty of campfires this summer. Biscuits made over the fire are the best! you just have to have patients. *laughs* 

And there you have the photo dump! 

June actually was a good month. Even though most of the time was still trying to get used to the idea of being home and not in New Hampshire. Still it was fun.

And this month has been great! With Felicity's boyfriend in town we've been doing a lot of stuff! But that's for the next photo dump. *winks*

How's your summer going? 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Blue Sky Tag

I was tagged by Natasha @ A Camera and a Dreamer for The Blue Sky Tag.
Thanks, girl! <3 

thank the person who tagged you. 
answer the 11 questions
tag 11 people
give them 11 questions 

And here it is:

1. What was one of your scariest moments?

Oh. Goodness. I don't know. Scary, like near-death? 'Cause I try to forget those moments.
But one time we were at my grandpa's ranch and my cousin was back home in the hospital, bleeding to death - no joke. It's a miracle she lived. That in itself was scary. But to add to it, the barn almost caught on fire! We were just standing around out front of the barn and my grandpa was inside trying to fix one of the four-wheelers. The four-wheeler caught fire and the boys ran off to help grandpa put it out and us girls stood there, clutching our water bottles, wondering what we could do to help. Of course it hit us after the fire was out - we were holding water bottles!!
My cousin lived, and the barn didn't go up in flames, so now we can laugh about our dumbness. *winks*

2. What is one thing you want to experience/do in life?

I have no idea.... *will have to come back to this one*

I'd like to experience being on a Ferris Wheel at night. *sighs* can you imagine being way up there with all the lights from the other rides!?

Plus, I would like to see fireflies. I feel like I'm missing out on something.

3. Favorite vegetable (even if you don't have any ;P)?

Um... Do potatoes count? You know, like... mashed potatoes? *laughs*
Also I love corn. Not canned though, *shoves it away* 

4. What's one of your favorite Bible verses?

I've never really had "favorite Bible verses" but I really like this one:

"For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isiah 41: 13

5. If you could write one message to the entire world, what would it be?

This is a hard question... To the entire world?? I honestly have no idea, besides the obvious: tell them about Jesus.

6. One book you hope to read this year?

I never really think "before the year is over, I'd better have read that book" *winks* Don't really think about it, I just read a book whenever I see one that looks interesting. I'll probably have "The Daybreakers" several times by the end of the year. *winks again* 

7. If were to go into a movie and be the main character, what movie would you choose?

Oh man. Crazy, but this is one of the hardest questions! *laughs* Probably because most movies I watch, the main character is a guy, or if the main character is a girl, it's a sad movie and who would want to go into a movie like that? *winks* Um.... *is mad that LaKaysha stole my answer - Summer Magic* Let's go with Roman Holiday. So I could eat gelato. *winks and laughs* 

8. What is your description of the perfect day?

Ummmmmmmmmmm...... any day in New Hampshire was the perfect day! *laughs*
So let's see... wake up whenever you naturally wake up, and don't get out of bed till you want to. Maybe listen to some music while you're laying there. Then, when you get up you eat breakfast - only if you really feel like it. And after breakfast, you hang out with awesome cousins doing whatever. Maybe go to town, get a coffee, go swimming if it's warm enough *winks*, go get some more coffee? *laughs*, maybe go for a walk or a short hike (since most my cousins and ppl enjoy those kind of things), sit around a fire when it's dark, maybe have someone play the guitar for us, and then go to bed feeling very like you couldn't be happier. And of course, you're eating good food throughout the day. *laughs*

9. Italian or Mexican food?

I know the answer to this one without a doubt! Italian!!
I just love pasta! *dies* but also, I love street tacos *hearts*

10. What is one of your favorite stores?

Walmart, Fred Meyer's, and the mall. *laughs at how lame my answer probably seems to you* 

11. What's your favorite season and why?

I've always loved Fall, it's so cozy and I love the rain. Crazy as that may be.
Also, I'm loving Summer at the moment. So yeah, I love summer too. *winks*

I tag: 

Marissa @ Hidden Treasures 

Ellie @ A Bounce in Your Step

Grace Anne @ Totally Graced 

Katie @ The Kitkat Studio

Kylie @ My Simple Life 

Damara @ Through My Eyes

Missy @ Mrs. Mike

Mindy @ To Everything There Is A Season 

Amanda @ Miracles Do Happen

Kirsten (to answer in the comments or where ever *winks*)

Tyrel (to text me the answers, which he'll probably never do but I just needed one more person to tag *laughs*)

I feel kinda like I cheated because I tagged people who don't even have blogs. But at least I found 11!! *winks* 

So here are your questions:

1. What is your description of the perfect day? 
2. What is one of your favorite Bible verses?
3. Favorite ice cream flavor?
4. If you were to move to another country, which one would you pick?
5. Where do you think is the greatest place for a day adventure?
6. What is the most beautiful place you've ever been to? 
7. Do you enjoy thunderstorms?
8. What is one hobby you've always wanted to do?
9. Where are the blue-est skies you've ever seen?
10. What is your favorite holiday?
11. What is one of your favorite childhood memories?