Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Time for a Break...

Yep, you read right.  I'm taking a break.  My mama announced today that we're going on a two week long technology break...so that means no computer.

 {not my photo}

And no phones.
{not my photo}
Which means no blogger...

I will really miss you all!  But I think this break is for the best.  When I was thinking about it, something that immediately came to mind was all the free time I'd have to do other things.  Like read, and write, and hang with my family.  I think it'll be nice. :)

So...this will be my last post for a little bit.  Good-bye and farewell.  (Ha!  That puts me in the mood to watch "Sound of Music.") 

Anyways, real good-bye now...

Bye!  Be back in 2 weeks. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Sunday is here again!  I had a lot of fun with the scavenger hunt this week.  It was a bit challenging...but definitely fun.


{sets of three}
I thought clovers would be cool for this one and I really like how it turned out!  This may just be my favorite photo for this week. :)


{things that make you go hmmm...}
These are my 11 year old brother's toes.  Ha!  He's so creative. ;)

{"me" time}
I really like scrapbooking and making home made cards.  It's something I do every once in a while in my 'me time'. ;) This is a picture of some pretty paper I got for my birthday.

{Note: My computer is currently out of commission because the charger for it died.  (Sad, I know.  But a new one is ordered and on the way!)  Right now I'm using my sister's computer and am unable to access my watermark.  So...that's why they're not on my photos. :) }

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm a Music Lover

Last night I went to the Winter Jam concert with my youth group.  It.  Was.  Amazin'!  Like seriously.

I got to see...

Jason Castro

Chris August



Francesca Battistelli



Sidewalk Prophets

I wasn't real familiar with everybody, but they were all great!  I was really really excited about seeing Francesca Battistelli and I actually ended up being able to meet her!  Along with the Newsboys!  Ah!  It was a great night!


I saw this tag going around blogger and thought it looked like a lot of fun.  And since I'm talking about music anyways...why not? ;)

10 of my favorite artists:

1. Matthew West
2. Owl City
3. Francesca Battistelli
4. Tenth Avenue North
5. Britt Nicole
6. Jimmy Needham
7. Josh Wilson
8. JJ Heller
9. Chris Tomlin
10. Sanctus Real

What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
"Forgiven and Loved"

What is your favorite song by 8?
"What Love Really Means" <3

What kind of impact has 1 made on your life?
A good one!  His songs...and the story project he did with is newest album...he's just amazing!  I got to meet him last fall which was totally cool!  Matthew West is one of my favorites. :)

What is your favorite lyric of 5?
"...why don't your rise up now.  Don't be afraid to stand out.  That's how the lost get found."

How many times have you seen 4 live?
Zero... :P lol

What is your favorite song of 7?
"Listen"...oh or "3 Minute Song"! 

Is there any song of 3 that makes you sad?
Hmmm....no not really.

What is your favorite song by 9?
Wow that's a hard one.  Chris Tomlin has SO many great songs.  Probably "Holy is the Lord".  Or "Our God".

How did you first get into 2?
Hm.  Well, I looked up "Fireflies" one day because my friend had mentioned it to me.  And I had also heard a lot about Owl City from different friends and on blogger.  I got my first CD a couple months ago and now they're one of my favorites! :)

How did you first get into 3?
I heard "Free to be Me" on YouTube and went out and bought her CD like the next day.  Hehe ;)

What is your favorite song by 4?
Ooo, hard one.  I love "Satisfy".  And "Oh My Dear".

How many times have you seen 9?
Once.  What an amazing concert that was, too!

What is a good memory concerning 10?
Seeing them in concert and being like super close to the front!  And jumping up down with my friends.  Hehe ;)  Good times.

Is there a song by 8 that makes you sad?
Yeah... "Olivianna".

What is your favorite song of 1's?
Gosh!  Hard question!  I like "More" a lot.  And dancing to "Something to Say" is a lot of fun. lol  I don't think I really have an all time favorite song of his...they're all great.

How did you become a fan of 10?
After I heard "Forgiven".  Lovvee that song!

Who ever wants to do this tag, feel free! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Signs of Spring

Wanna come on a walk with me through my backyard?  Okey dokey, here we go to find signs of spring! ;)

My abandoned shoes and socks.

My bare feet out in the 70 degree weather with the green grass poking between my toes.

Such a beautiful blue sky.

Daffodils growing in the yard.

Our grass is getting tall again.  Ready to be mowed.

Yep.  It's confirmed.  Spring is officially here. :)

Are you seeing the same spring signs as I am?  Any different ones?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This is my first time doing Scavenger Hunt Sunday and I had a lot of fun with it!  Maybe it'll become a regular thing here. :)

{camera phone}
This is a photo of my phone...that has a camera on it.  I was actually taking a picture with my phone as I was taking this one.

I entered this picture in a photo challenge a couple weeks ago and I just really liked it so I thought I'd enter it here too. :)

My favorite shoes that I own.  Converse. <3


I thought this was an interesting shot.  I like how it turned out though.  The sun that came through the window made the lighting neat. :)

That's all for now!

P.S. I didn't know that we were supposed to take new pictures during the week until I started to link up....my bad.  Most of these are brand new though! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hello, my name is Georgia.

I'd like to formally introduce to my newest stuffed animal.  A lady bug.  Which I thought was quite appropriate.  My nickname is Katie Bug.  Hehe ;)

Bloggy friends, this is Georgia.
Georgia, these are my bloggy friends.

But!  She's not just a stuffed animal!  She's a pillow pet!  See...

She's a pillow.

And now a pet. :)

Aren't they the coolest?  Hehehe ;)  I got her for my birthday from a couple of my friends and I just came up with her name last night.  It made me happy.  I'm quite positive Georgia is going to be BFFs with Kaela's dolphin, Gregory, and my brother Logan's penguin, Jo Jo, also pillow pets. ;)

Ok...enough of my weirdness for tonight.  Ha!

Do any of you have a pillow pet?  Or maybe two?  Three? ;)

Friday, March 11, 2011


Today I turned 17 years old.

Ok, so I don't officially turn 17 until 6:08 tonight, but still! ;)

Wow...it's pretty crazy to me.  I can't believe another year has gone.

I was talking to my 3 year old cousin, Jace, a few days ago.

Me- "Guess what, Jace!  I'm going to be 17 in two days!  Do you think that's old?"
Jace- "Yeah."
Me- "Yeah, me too."
Jace- "How much is that?"
*holds up fingers*
Me- "It's all of your fingers plus 7 of mine.  See, one-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine-ten-eleven-twelve-thirteen-fourteen-fifteen-sixteen-seventeen."
Jace- "That's a long number."

Tehe ;-)  Love you, Jace Man! 

I said above I couldn't believe another year had gone.  But, you know what, a new year is here now.  16 was quite fabulous, if I do say so myself, and I hope and pray that 17 is just as great!


Now, I wanted share with you what I'm doing on my 17th day of birth (Ha!).  I woke up around 7:00 and went down stairs to a yummy birthday breakfast of fried eggs, hashbrowns, biscuits, and bacon that my mommy made for me.  We even had chocolate milk!  Yum!

I also received a few more pretty amazin' gifts:
  • New photo frames for my bed room.  Yay!
  • "Ramona & Beezus" movie.  I've already watched it this morning.  Hehe ;)
  • A new very pretty laundry hamper for my room.
  • Stationary for writing my pen pal with.
  • Some sweet scrapbooking paper.
Then, tonight I have Bible study with some of my totally wonderful girl friends.  I'm gonna bring some yummy cupcakes. ;)

After that, Kaela Jo, my BFFE is spending the night.  We have plans...we're gonna play apples-to-apples and kimps with my family.  Then stay up late(ish) watching "MegaMind" and "Ramona & Beezus" and making Polyvore sets.  Hehe!


Please bless me in this new year of life.
Thank you for choosing to love me and for working in my life.
Love you!

P.S. Sorry for the ridiculously long title.  Hehe ;)
P.P.S (Hehe, Emily Grace!) I can now post extra large photos!  Pretty sweet!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Couple Contests

This first photo is for Danielle's weekly challenge.

This week the subject is peaceful.  To me, this^ is very peaceful.  A day filled with good books and my favorite music... <3
The second photo is for a photo contest my BFFE, Kaela, is having on her blog.  It's called "Simply Chic in Those Sun-G's".  Sweet name, I know! ;)   

I'd love it if you'd check out Kaela's blog, Just Be.  She's just starting out, and I know she'd greatly appreciate it if you'd leave her a comment or follow.  Thanks you all!

By the way, I was in a black and white mood tonight for some reason.  Hence the black and white photos. ;)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bloggy Makeover

So, what do you all think?  Do you like the new look?  What's your favorite thing? 

I, personally, totally love it!  My amazin' friend, Danielle, who is very knowledgeable in html and blog design (unlike me) did it for my birthday and I want to give a humongous, ginormous, thank YOU to her!! :-)

Speaking of Danielle, she is actually in the process of opening up her own blog design business.  Cool right?!  I think so!  So, in the next day or so, stop on over at her blog, My Paper Heart, and take a look at what she's doing.  Especially if you're needing a new look for your blog!

Well...I know this is a super duper short post...my apologies...but I've gotta get.  Time for school.  Yay....  Hehe ;)
P.S. Three more days 'til my birthday!  Yes, I'm totally counting down. ;)
P.S.S. (Or is it P.P.S.??  I don't know?  LOL)  Make sure and vote on the poll on my sidebar and let me know of your favorite part of the new design.  Thank ya!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Triple Birthday Party

Yesterday night was my birthday party!  Along with my brother, Zach's, and my Uncle Aaron's.  So, technically, it was a triple birthday party.  Pretty sweet, huh?  ;)

We started out with cake.  Yum!  Mine was dark chocolate fudge with chocolate icing on top.  Yep.  Delicious!

Here's Zach blowing out his candles.  He did them one at a time...lol :P

My turn.  And, yes, I realize my hair is totally blocking my face.

That's why we took this photo!  Now you can see me.  Hehe ;)

So, then we decided, why not take a picture of all three of us with our cakes?
Such a show off. ;)

Aaron didn't want a cake.  (Party pooper, I know.)  So, my mom improvised and made him four little cupcakes.  We stuck all his candles in them.  Ha!

After that, we did presents.  And I must say, I got some pretty fabulous gifts you all.  They would include:
  • 4 new books that I've been wanting by 2 of my favorite authors.  :-D
  • money
  • clothes
  • a movie (The Christmas Hope)
  • Francesca Battistelli's new CD (Eep!)
  • some pretty hair clips
  • A photo collage that my ah-mazing sister made for me. :)
And then, when we were all done opening our presents, my daddy says he has a surprise for me.  So I shut my eyes, my brother treks out to the garage, and brings back this...

Isn't that lamp just totally gorgeous?  I'd been drooling over it through the shop window where my dad and brother work for months.  Then a few weeks ago I saw it was gone.  It had sold. :(  What I didn't realize was that it had sold to my parents! :D  Hehe! Awesome surprise!

We ended the night with a couple games of Taboo.

  {Not my photo.}
I heart this game!  It's so much fun!  Especially when you're playing it with my family. ;)  We laughed so hard!

Overall, I had a pretty amazing 17th birthday party.

My actual birthday is this coming Friday.  To celebrate here on my blog, I decided I'm gonna give it a make over.  Be looking out for a brand new design!  It should be up by Tuesday.  Can't wait to show you all!  My friend, Danielle, designed it and I love the way it turned out!

Good night, bloggy friends! :)