Wednesday, June 29, 2011

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Guess what I got the other day?

Owl City's new CD!

Guess what I've been listening to for hours on end the last few days?

Owl City's new CD! *cheesy grin*

Lyric love...

"Met a girl in the parking lot and all I did was say hello. Her pepper spray made it rather hard for me to walk her home." --Deer in the Headlights

"And if I reached for your hand for the rest of my life?  Who knew the other side could be so green." --Honey and the Bee  
(I think this^ is my favorite song on the album.)

"For He is the saving grace of the galaxies.  He is the saving grace of the galaxies." --Galaxies

"I tossed and turned in sterile apathy, until the violets arrived for me. The bouquet burst and blossoms filled the room.  And the police grew smaller as they grew taller, and taught me to bloom." --Hospital Flowers

"Remember to live, 'cause you're gonna be thrilled to death, when the stars collide and your eyes grow wide." --Alligator Sky

"I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest.  The trees keep the tempo and they sway in time." --Plant Life

Does anybody else have the new CD?  What do you think?  What's your favorite song?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone! :)

I have a window inside my door.  Hehe ;)  This photo is taken through it.

This is probably my favorite photo this week.  My sister is so pretty!

This color is one of my favorites on my nails.  Love it!

{leaf veins}
I know that this picture doesn't actually show the veins of the leaves...but I really like it so I thought I'd go ahead and use it. :)

{faceless portrait}
My daddy gave me this ring.  I wear it around my neck for two reasons...  1. It's too small for my finger. ;)  2. It's closer to my heart.  It says "He Loves Me" on it and it's very special! <3

Hope every one had a very blessed Sunday! :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

i love summer.

it's summer here...

Which means the sun is out and shining.

It's 90 degrees.

The flowers are blooming.

My flip flops are some of my best friends.

And one of my favorite places to be is out on the porch with a good book.

I'm entering this^ photo in Allie and Mikayla's photo challenge....

...and Kate's photo challenge.

How is your summer so far?  I'd love to here about it. :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Katie's Crossing's Camp 2011 Adventure {in photos}

I'm back from camp!  Whoopy!  I had a fabulous time!  But there's no place like home, right?  It's good to be back. :)

This is my brother and sister.  I went zip-lining too.  We just didn't get a photo of me. ;)

fun in the lake

This is me, my sister Annie, and my friend Bethany.

the slurge
I didn't actually participate in this, but it was so funny to watch!  The man in the middle getting his leg pulled out from under him is my youth pastor.  Haha!

Muddy statues. ;)

amazing friends

This week I learned about what it means to be washed.  I know I'm stained by sin and that my stain deserves death.  But through Jesus, I can shine.  And that's amazing!

1 Corinthians 6:11,
"And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."

P.S. All pictures are credited to my daddy.  I love you Dad!  Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Hello everybody!

My apologies for skipping a couple weeks of Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  I have been crazy busy and, unfortunately, did very little picture taking. :-P

But!  I'm back, and this week was a lot of fun! :)

{long exposure}
This one was probably the hardest for me this week...  I wasn't quite sure how to do it.  And I'm not even sure if this picture counts.  Haha!  I took the photo outside on a very sunny day and at first was disappointed with the overpowering light.  But then I remembered this week's challenges and was like, "Hm.  Why not?"  I even like how the photo ended up turning out. :)

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

These days you can get your make-up in any shape or size you like.  Just take your pick. ;)

I thought this turned out kinda cute. ;)

Ok, I must admit, this is an archive...because I forgot about #4.  *gasp*  I know, right.
I wouldn't say bananas are my favorite fruit.  (That would have to be blueberries or watermelon...but we were fresh out of both. :P)  I do love to eat them with peanut butter, though.  Yummy!

{childhood memory}
As soon as I read this one I knew that I had to take a picture of "The Lion King".  When I was little it was my all time favorite movie.  My dad and I would watch it over and over again together. <3

Before I head out, I wanted to let you know that for the next week I'll be away at church camp.  I'll miss you all dearly!  But, have no fear, I'll be back in a week with a post filled with pictures and camp news. :)

'Til then,

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Yours Truly

I'm entering Allie and Mikayla's {A Photo} Challenge.  The theme is a photo of yourself so today I took my camera outside and did a little photo shoot with myself. ;)  I love how this one turned out!

Hope everybody has a wonderful week! :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Splash {Blog Party}

I'm linking up with Lucia and Robyn's blog party.  This is my very first time participating in a blog party and I'm quite excited! :)

What are two songs that describe you?  I've been told that the song "Blessed Be the Name" reminds people of me...  I think it's because I did sign language to it at an event one time. :)  Also, the Brandon Heath song "I'm Not Who I Was."

What do you most fear?  Sharp things....  More specifically, knives...and things. :-P

What color(s) dominate(s) your wardrobe?  Pink.  I figured this out a few weeks ago when my daddy bought me a pink bracelet.  I was able to wear it like all the time.  Apparently because I wear a lot of pink.  Ha!

How do you normally do you hair?  90% of the time it's down.  The other 10% it's in a ponytail because I haven't had the time to fix it.  Also, sometimes I'll pull my bangs back and do a poof thing with them. ;)

Do you prefer milkshakes or smoothies?  Milkshakes.  I'm a sucker for ice cream and chocolate-y things.

Do you like the color pink?  It's ok.  Mostly depends on the shade, I guess.  I wear it a lot (see question above^ about wardrobe) but it's not one of my favorite colors.

What is your favorite flower?  Daisies.  Definitely daisies. <3  "They're so friendly.  Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?"  (<--- Movie quote, anyone?)

How many states have you been to?  Hmm... *counting on fingers*  Six I believe. 

What is your favorite thing about June?  Not as much school, volunteering at the hospital, warm sunny weather, shorts, swimming, church camp, boating...  Yep, summer is saaweeet!

Describe your "dream wedding location."  Walking down the aisle at the church I've grown up in on a sunny May day with lots of flowers (lots of daisies).  And then going to my house for an outdoor reception under white tents.  Cue dreamy smile and "aw"... ;)

You all should head on over and link up.  There are some great prizes!