Sunday, July 31, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

{walking empty streets}
This is actually my porch...not a street.  Haha!  But I liked how the picture turned out, none the less.

{repeating patterns}
I thought this turned out pretty cool!  It's part of our fence in the backyard.

I'm sitting on the floor. ;)
Ok, so I realize my mirror is super dirty.  Haha!  But...other than that, I thought it was a neat shot.

{then and now}
I got my hair cut last week.  I had 2 or 3 inches taken off so it's up above my shoulders now.  I really like it, even it is pretty short.  I was going to put two photos a before and after.  But I didn't have a good one showing the length that I had taken for the before shot.  So I just have the after (or the now).  But you can see a before picture that my sister took on my sidebar if you like. :)

This is an archive...but I couldn't help it.  I really love this picture!  These are my brothers' hands.

Paper Heart Photo
Blog you later... ;)

Much love,

Friday, July 29, 2011


Lately, I've been...
reading... "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper.  I'm not very far in it yet, but it's already pretty good and interesting. :)
listening... to Bleah Briann's blogger soundtrack.  Hehe ;)  Thanks Bleah!
drinking... water and sweet tea mostly.
eating... a yeast roll.  I finished it a few minutes ago, actually.
anticipating... tonight.  It's the last night VBS and I've had a blast all week!
loving... my sister. <3
looking... at the fast approaching new school year.  Boy this summer has gone fast!
inspired by... the song "The Motions" by Matthew West.

{Again, this post idea came from two of my blogger friends, Danielle and Sophie.  Thanks girls!}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm {driving} on sunshine...and don't it feel good.

Guess what?!
I passed my driver's test!!
And I'm just super excited and happy and blessed...and can drive independently!  *grins...real wide*

P.S. BIG thank you to my dad who taught me how to parallel park and worked with me on it several days last week!  You're the best, Daddy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

{music to my ears}
This is actually my sister's iPod because I couldn't find mine when I took this picture. Hehe ;)  Thanks Annie for letting me use yours!

Paper Heart Photo

This is one of my favorite hats...and it also belongs to my sister.  Haha!  I love it though, and really like how the photo turned out.

God makes His love for us so incredibly clear...
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

{out of this world}

We don't make many things with sprinkles but I started digging around in our kitchen cabinets and actually found some!  I was so happy!  Haha!  And don't worry...I cleaned up the counter when I finished taking pictures. ;)

This week was a lot of fun!  Hope you all have a great Sunday.  That's all for now... :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Conversations with Jace

Jace: "Whacha doin'?"
Me: "Just taking some pictures of the clouds."

{Entering this^ photo in little somethings photo challenge.}

Me: "Jace smile!"

Jace: "Will you take a picture of my juice cup?"
Me: "Sure."

Me: "Jace did you know that you are just so cute!"
Jace: "Yeah..."

{Entering this^ photo in Paper Heart Photo.}
Paper Heart Photo

We're baby-sitting my baby cousin this weekend.  He is just about the sweetest little 3 year old I know!  He's energetic, has the cutest laugh, thinks he's Thor, wants to be a cowboy when he grows up, and is nearly always jabbering about something.  Yep, he's a certified sweetheart. ;)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

{black & white}
I adore black and white photos.  They're some of my absolute favorites.  And I really like how this one turned  out.  It's probably my favorite for the week. :)

{reflections in glass}
I was stuck between two photos with this prompt...but finally decided on this one.  It's taken in one of the side view mirrors of our truck.

I spent a little bit of time taking pictures with our truck this week.  Haha!  This is one of the headlights. ;)

{seeing double}
This was probably the hardest for me this I ended up using an archive.  Ha!  My sister and I are very often mistaken for each other...even though we're three years apart in age.  Nowadays, I answer to not only, Katie, but Annie too.  Haha! ;)

I'm a barefoot kinda gal. ;)

{A Photo} Challenge

Have a lovely Sunday!

Friday, July 15, 2011

I lost my keys, in the great unknown.

Guess who's taking her driver's test soon?  Like two weeks away soon?

I am!

I can't wait!  I'm so excited!  But nervous too... ;)

Paper Heart Photo

I hope I pass! *grins*

P.S. Anybody know the lyrics in the title? :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You lose the moon, then be a star.

Yep, yep! Random post time here on HEllo highLIGHTS!

{photo credited to my mom}
Yep, it's that time once again.  I love volunteering at the hospital in my city and this year my brother, Zach, decided to do it with me.  We work in the kitchen together and it's so much fun!

new hair do?

{photos credited to my sister}
I've been doing my hair kinda different every once and a while.  I'll put it in piggy-tails but instead of having them hang down I put them in buns.  So...piggy-buns, I guess?  Haha!

my new shades

I find these glasses quite super.  Thoughts? ;)

{not my photo}
This is quite possibly my new favorite TV show.  Right up there next to Castle.  A couple of my friends got my family and me hooked on it.

"it's who you are"

My sister and I are learning this song.  I love it and am really excited to sing it with her!  Part of the lyrics I put as the title of this post. :) 

That's all for to you later, dear readers.

P.S. 91 followers!  Getting pretty close to 100...anybody ready for a giveaway/contest? :-D

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blogger's Block

Anybody go through that phase where you really would love to blog and blog and blog some more....but you can't think of a single thing to blog about?

Yeah, that's me right now.  I've got writer's blogger's block, I guess.

So, this is me copying being inspired by not one, but two of my blogging friends' posts.  Danielle and Sophie. :)

This is me lately...

Paper Heart Photo

reading... "Her Mother's Hope" by Francine Rivers and "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen.  Both are good books so far!
listening... to mostly Owl City these days.
drinking... sweet tea.  Yum!  There's something about tea that just...tastes like summer.  (If summer had a taste...)
eating... today?  Well today I had pizza and potato soup.  In different meals, might I add. ;)
anticipating... the youth retreat I'm going on this weekend with my mom.  Can't wait!
loving... my volunteer work at the hospital this summer.  New friends + working with my brother + fun work with fun people = well...a lot of fun! ;)
looking... at my near future.  And changes that are going to be taking place.
inspired by... some great Christian people that I know and am blessed to call friends.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Psalm 91

 [She] who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

 Surely He will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
 He will cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

 If you make the Most High your dwelling--
even the LORD, who is my refuge--
 no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
 For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

 “Because [she] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue [her];
I will protect [her], for [she] acknowledges my name.
 [She] will call upon me, and I will answer [her];
I will be with [her] in trouble,
I will deliver [her] and honor [her].
 With long life will I satisfy [her]
and show [her] my salvation.”