Saturday, May 28, 2011

This is how my story goes.

Want to know something?

Want to know something special?

Really, really special and exciting?

Ok, ok, I'll tell you.  ;-D

This is how my story goes...

All week long I've been anticipating the mail.  Every single day I wait patiently until our mail lady (that's right...not a mail man, a mail lady) comes around the cul-de-sac to our house.  And all week, I haven't received what I've been waiting for.

And then Thursday arrives. 

Thursday, the mail happens to come early and I spot our mail lady across the street at 2:30.  My anticipation grows as she walks around the cul-de-sac and finally makes it to our house.  I exit the front door, sprint down the porch steps, open the mail box, shuffle anxiously through the envelopes...

And then my eyes light on my name.  My name.

I pull it out of the stack, glance at the return address.  Is it?  Is it?

Yes.  Yes it's exactly what I've been waiting for!

I nervously and with much excitement run back into the house, calling for my mom.  You see, I was too anxious to open the letter myself.  My mom smiles at me, rips open the envelope, her eyes soaking in the words.

She grins and quotes... "You have successfully completed both the written and the performance tests of the Medicaid Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation..."

I jump!  I grin!  I'm breathless!  I'm so excited!  So blessed!  All in the very same moment.

Do you know what this means?

This long awaited moment?

This means...that I am a Certified Nursing Assistant!

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
Psalm 27:14

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

i love.

this ah-mazing lip gloss from bath & body works.
{not my photo} 
It's called ultra mint.  My friend got me hooked on it. ;)

when you log onto blogger and find a new comment waiting for you.

a us bank cup.
{not my photo}
Is that weird?  That I like a US Bank cup?  It's just that it's such a great size.  Not too small or too large.  I love drinking sweet tea in it.
Sadly, I don't have a photo.
1. Because I couldn't find one in google images.
2. Because I'm too lazy to go take one of the cup we own. ;)
So...I settled with the US Bank logo.  Hehe ;)

that I can now upload multiple pictures into the same time!

I have been waiting for blogger to do this and make uploading pictures so much easier.  And it's finally happened!  *grins*  *happy dance*

mashed potatoes.
I have long since been a lover of mashed potatoes.  They're probably my favorite food.  But, here recently, my mom bought these seriously amazing instant garlic-y mashed potatoes.  (Sorry, I'm not sure of the name...)  Oh my gosh!  Delicious!
{not my photo}
And what's even better, they are super easy take about 2 minutes to fix.  Which is perfect for a non-cook person like me. ;)

What are the things you're loving right now?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday


{my passion}
One of my biggest passions in the world is singing.  I love it!  Praising the Lord like that with my brothers and sister is one of my absolute favorite things to do.

I also want to enter this photo^ in Allie's Happy Monday photo challenge.

{sound of music}
Guess what!  This is my suggestion!  Eep!  I was so excited. ;)
This was actually harder than I originally thought it would be...we have a bunch of instruments around the house so I took a bunch of pictures.  I finally picked out my favorite, though.  This is of my brother's guitar. :)


{inner beauty}
I love this photo!  This is my beautiful on the inside and out BFFE, Kaela Jo, at our Friday night girl's Bible study.  We always start out with a worship song. <3

I'm entering this^ photo in Danielle's Captured {In black & white} photo challenge.


To tell you the truth, I had to google this because I did not know what this word meant when I first read it.

ethereal (ɪˈθɪərɪəl)
— adj
1. extremely delicate or refined; exquisite

Oook, I'm focusing on delicate. ;)
This is my 11 year old brother, Logan.  He's 6 years younger than me and I've pretty much watched him grow up.  Sometimes I still like to think of him like the little baby he was years ago.  But... *sigh* he's growing up.

My brother, Logan, is a smart kiddo.  He got 100% on his math lesson the other day.  *grins*

That's all for today! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

You know you're growing up when...

when your mom says it's officially ok for you to wear eyeliner.

In moderation of course. ;)  I'm not really a fan of heavy make up.

when you're starting a list of colleges you'd like to look at and possibly attend.
Right now, this college is #1 on my list when I finish at the community college.

{not my image}

They have a pretty sweet mascot. ;)

{not my image}

when your driving test is right around the corner and you'll be able to legally drive independently.

{not my image}

I don't think my mom will let me drive independently just yet...but I will be able to when she lets me!  Whoopy! 

when you watch younger relatives grow up.
These are my baby cousins.  That aren't really babies any more. :( 

when you realize you only have one more year...
One more year of church and home school youth group.  One more year of youth praise band.  One more year of high school.
One more year of kidhood.  (<---Yes I made that word up.)  O_O

But there are also positive things to this.  One more year 'til I can join the adult church choir.  One more year 'til graduation (which equals a big party).  One more year 'til I'm 18 (which equals another big party).  So, yeah, I guess growing up isn't all that bad. ;)

What makes you feel like an 'almost grown up'?  Tehe ;)

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's like you escaped from a Hallmark card...

It's been a while since I've done a random post and I was really in the mood for one. you are: Katie's Post of Randomness. 

Anybody else out there a sunglasses lover?  I just got me a new pair and I think they're my favorite.

Anybody else out there constantly losing their sunglasses?  Yeah....that's me.  I probably have to get new ones every summer. :P 
But hey, it's a good excuse to buy a cute pair, is it not? ;)

"the lion king"
This is one of my all time favorite Disney movies.  Mostly because of it's special meaning to me, but it's also a great movie!
{not my photo}
When I was little, my daddy and I would sit in his and mom's bed while my brother and sister were napping and mom was at work and we'd watch Lion King and color.  For hours. <3
Anyway, I hadn't seen it since I was like 6 maybe and a friend of mine recently let me borrow it.  You should have seen my face.  I was ecstatic when they gave me the VHS. ;)  We sat down as a family and watched it and were all like "Aww..."  Hehe, good times.

While on the subject of Disney movies, I thought I'd talk about this one too.  I love this movie.  And yesterday I was in the mood for a laugh so I put it in.

{not my photo}
There's this one line that always makes me laugh...even though I've watched it like 30+ times. 
"It's like you escaped from a Hallmark card or something."  (Hence the title^.)
Hahaha!  *sigh*  Yep, love this movie.

No, I don't have a 100 followers.  I have 79.  79 pretty great followers, if I do say so myself. ;)
So why are you posting about this Katie?
Well, I had the thought the other day, that if I ever did make it to 100 followers I thought it'd be pretty sweet to do another contest/giveaway type thing.  Whatcha think? :)

lowercase letters
I have become kind of intrigued with lowercase letters here recently.  And, if you've noticed, I've kinda started using them in my the titles and stuff above^.  I'm still a grammar geek, don't get me wrong.  I still spell check everything and usually re-read everything before I post it.  *cough, cough*  Yep, I'm weird. ;) 
But anyway, lowercase letters are kinda cool I think.  What do you think?  Am I the only one?

Well, that's all for now...hope everybody has a great Monday! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Always Only You"

This is the cutest song.  If you have a, 2 minutes and 55 seconds take a listen. 

*sigh* <3  See, I told you so. ;)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

{sooc (straight out of the camera)}
The only editing I did on this picture was put my watermark on it.  I thought it would be cool if you could see my camera for this one and I quite like how it turned out. :)


{isn't it ironic}
...that my little sister is bigger than me?  These are our hands, and as you might have already guessed, mine is the smaller of the two. ;)

This is my doggy, Nickel.  He may not look lazy in this photo (He refused to lay down for me, ha!) but our other two dogs are over playing somewhere and here he is, just standing there.  Silly dog. ;)

{smells like spring}
This is a flower we have in our yard and it has a beautiful smell!  I can't remember what kind of flower it is...but it definitely smells like spring. :)

Happy Mother's Day, by the way!

Mom, you're the best!  I love you so much! *hugs*

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I'm entering Polka Dot's portraits photo contest...

These photos are of my beautiful sister, Annie.  We had a little photo shoot out in the front yard earlier, and these are a couple of my favorites.

I love her expression in this one.  She was in the middle of giggling.  Hehe ;)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fashion Friday

Ook, so I know this is on a Wednesday and like super late...but better late than never right?  Hehe ;)  Hopefully this Friday I'll have photos ready to go and can actually post on Friday. we go.  Linking up with Danielle over at Paper Heart for Fashion Friday. :)

This is one of my favorite outfits.  I wore it to church on Sunday.  It makes me feel cool...with the skirt and converse tennis shoes. ;)

Sweater: Wal-mart
Skirt: Gift
Shoes: Target
Leggings: Kmart

Thank you to my sis, Annie, who took these photos! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Well, hello again! :)  This week was a lot of fun!  I enjoyed it!

My window sill. :)

{rimmed with light}
This is the inside of my new lamp that I got for my birthday.

{toes or feet}
These are my brothers' feet.  Zachary (big feet) is 15 and then Logan (little feet) is 11.  You should have seen me trying to get them out to take this picture.  Ha!  But, I really like it, especially how it captures their age difference. :)

{this is my favorite..}
..flower.  Daisies. <3  And this also happens to be my favorite photo for this week.

My boss surprised me with a new coffee mug filled with chocolates for secretary's day.  So, I took the opportunity to photograph all the different 'shades' of chocolate I got.  Yum!

Have a great Sunday, everybody! :)