Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blog Change

Hi everyone,

I have finally received my new MacBook.  Long story about how I got it...But I got it.  

I have a million email addresses...  So when I finally got my newest one, it was gmail again.  But I can't change my gmail address under my account settings.  So I have made a new blog that I hope to take better care of.  This one will still be up in case you ever need to refer to something, but I will not be updating this one anymore unless I have problems with the other one.  

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year's Eve!  I know I did!

The new blog link is...

Well, see you on the other blog!!

For the final time,

Friday, January 2, 2009


posting to say I haven't gotten my new laptop yet...I'm waiting for it...cause I'm going to be changing a be ready...

Hopefully tomorrow!!!


Thursday, January 1, 2009



It is now after 1am...I had a pretty decent New Years. My brother, his friend, and I stayed here at our house and had pizza, Mt.Dew, watched movies, ect.

Sooo hope you all had a good time tonight!! I'll hopefully be getting my new laptop today or tomorrow. Then I'll be able to post without issue.

I will most likely be posting every day though!!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008


So my computer is a school computer. Stupid, school, computer. So as I was adding things today and changing things a slight bit, it decided to block me from seeing my blog. I can still post and do whatever as far as that, but I can not see it unless I get on my mom's computer. I don't get on my mom's computer often, so I doubt I'll be checking this much in the next 2 weeks or so.

Sooo I'm getting my new, own, personal, amazing, laptop hopefully before New Years. And I will be able to check ALL my stuff again! Email, blog, sites I couldn't see because my computer is stupid, yes, I'm excited!! But for now, I'm going to have a blogging break until I get my new laptop!!! I'm excited!

Sooo see you all hopefully before the new year!!!



Monday, December 15, 2008

Little Update/What's going on

Sooo, I never did get to post yesterday again. It pretty much simply comes down to that I'm not going to cover myself with all kinds of make-up. I'll use mascara, and then sometimes powder, and for special occasions I do a little more.

So anyway, that leads us to what am I going to post this week???

I have a few ideas I'd like to post about that I've been learning in Luke and misc. other things I've been learning.

Right now I'm really trying to focus on school and getting done before January. So if I don't end up posting for a few days, that is why.

Well, if you have any other suggestions let me know, and vote for me on Brickfish!! >>>>>>>
There is also something else about that voting system, the vote doesn't count unless the "Thanks for voting" thing pops up before you close it. I learned this after about 3 or 4 days of voting 2 times a day...silly me.

Well, that's all for now!


Sunday, December 14, 2008


Well, yesterday I wore make-up to the lunch. I just feel complete with it on I guess. I'm still not doing a lot, so it doesn't look like I really have much on, a little bit of foundation/powder, and some mascara. I don't know. I'm kind of in the middle, but I'm more okay with myself if I don't have time to put make-up on. I am going to make some rules hopefully this afternoon that I will share with you.


Friday, December 12, 2008

No Make-up - Day 5

Well, today was okay. I felt kind of insecure because I have this problem area on my chin that was really acting up today, but I got through it, no one said anything, and it's not a big deal.

I was talking to a friend through email and she was telling me that she reads my blog. She mentioned how we often could care less about looking good for our family and people we live with. Though, when it comes to strangers, we have to look perfect, because they may look down on us or judge us. Is that not considered doing something in order for people to 'like' you?

You feel comfortable without make-up on with the people you are close to because you know they won't judge you. The thing is, why should we care what someone who doesn't know us thinks?

Also, should we care what other people think of us?

Let me know your thoughts on this subject.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

No Make-up - Day 4

Today was a good day. My brother told me something, that he HAS said before, about make-up.

He said that I look FINE without it, and that when I DO wear it, it doesn't really make me look better anyway.

Well, that's all for today.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

No make-up - Day 3

So today was day 3 of not wearing make-up. It went pretty well. It's pretty much the same as the past 2 days. I was a little insecure a few times today, but I have been feeling pretty good about myself. People haven't said anything negative so that has been nice.

Well, that's all for today.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

No Make-up - Day 2

Well, today, another day with no make-up. I had to work from 8am - 3pm. I was actually surprised at how I felt. I felt so real and unmade-up. As in not fake with a 'mask' or front up.

It was quite nice. Well, I don't really have anything else to say today, and it's late.

Until tomorrow,

Monday, December 8, 2008

No Make-up - Day 1

I wore no make-up today. None at all. It's not at all hard when I don't have to go anywhere, but of ALL weeks to pick this challenge THIS has to be the week. I don't have a day off this week except Saturday...

So I'll be at work every day until Friday with no make-up, with the public and my co-workers. Tonight was the Cookie Exchange at our Church which was fine cause I knew everybody pretty much. Lisa commented my look. {Thanks for the encouragement Lisa!!!} Tomorrow I work 8-3. 7 hours. Saturday is a lunch thing with my mom's side of the family in New Stanton...So family that never sees me without make-up and strangers. Also, lucky me, my mom decided to do Christmas pictures this week!!! Yay.

Well, I've been doing okay though. When I'm not looking in a mirror it doesn't matter. Lisa and I were talking tonight, and it's not so much for others as it is for ourselves. I think that make-up is a pretty selfish thing. I have learned that on day 1 without it. It is simply so the world sees us the way we WANT them to see us. Fully put together.

I am actually thinking about after the challenge finishing up my powder until it runs out, but then not buying anymore. And only using it when I 'need' it such as for the Christmas play and stuff like that. We'll see at the end of the week.

Well, thanks for reading!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

The new challenge is.......

no make-up!!! This week, starting tomorrow, I'm not going to wear make-up until next Monday. One whole week. Without make-up. Wow.

I can't believe I'm making this commitment. I don't leave the house without at least foundation and mascara. The other things I could care less about.

What I'm hoping to accomplish by this challenge is finding my inner beauty and realizing I look fine even if I don't have make-up on. I think it will also be humbling not having my 'security' of make-up.

I'll be posting different things throughout the week, things the Lord may be showing me or things I may think about.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

So fast...

Well, it is 10:15 at night, everyone is sleeping, and I have a little 5 year old hoggin up my bed. This week, this day has gone by so fast. One thing I have learned as I've gotten older is that time flys by so quickly. I remember being little and it felt like FOREVER to get somewhere. Now it seems as though there is not enough time. The little girl that's in my room is 5! 5! I have known her since she was a baby and soon she will be grown up.

I can't wait to be a wife and mother, but I realize that it all goes so fast, especially when you are wishing your time away. I need to be set in the here and now, though it is good to be prepared, what about today? How am I supposed to act? What are my thoughts to be? What should I be doing right now in my life?

After 12 weeks of the devotional called, Seeking Him, I realize how fast that 12 weeks go by. Going into the book I thought, man it won't be till after December when I finish this!! And here I am, a week into December [almost] and finished. The time has gone by so quickly. I have had a faithful accountability partner, {Lisa!} who gets to finish reading the devotional tomorrow. We set it up so that I would go through it daily and then on Sunday I would give it to her at Church, she would go through it in the afternoon, and give it back to me at Church that night. It worked quite well.

Each week was a new subject. There was a subject on forgiveness, humility, honesty, sexual purity, and many more. They have all shown me something different that I need to change in my life. I have started a standards list and have given a copy to Lisa and another friend, Rebekah.

Tomorrow I am starting a new devotion book called Think On These Things. It's based on Philippians 4:8. I plan on continuing to share with Lisa what I'm learning, it has definitely helped as I have built a regular devotion time.

I am also reading a Proverb a day as well as Luke.

Well, it is almost 10:30 so I best get going. Make sure to check in tomorrow afternoon to find out what my challenge for next week is going to be!!!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Selfishness - Day 5

Today is my final day to post my selfish acts. I think that it has helped tremendously in my thought life, now I just need to resort it into my actions of not being selfish.

So today I did OK.

I was selfish by not getting up when I set my alarm. [But I did get up when my mom told me to an hour later so I wouldn't be late for work]
I was selfish by getting upset while I was at work.

I think that is actually all that I can remember. I'm POSITIVE I was selfish in more ways than three today, but I can only think of those specific three.

So as today ends the Selfishness 'series' you may wonder what I'm going to do next...Well, tomorrow I will be posting a few things from the devotions that I'm finishing up tomorrow. It was a 12 week study and my did it go fast! I will share with you on Sunday what I will do for next week! It's pretty exciting I think!!


Mark 4

Before I post my selfishness post for my final day, I just wanted to let you all know what happened last night.

I have [as I did last year] started reading the book of Luke for the month of December. So I read one chapter a day until I get to chapter 31 and finish. Anyhow, last night I turned to 'Luke' 4 and started reading, I read a section and thought, "Wow, I really needed this today!" As I kept reading I thought, I don't think this is tying into what I read last night...Here I was in Mark 4, not Luke 4. I thanked the Lord for letting me miss the correct book because He provided just what I needed. Also, I am POSITIVE that when I flipped and started reading it said 'Luke', not Mark. I think the Lord let me have one of my 'moments' so I could read what I really needed!

By the way, the passage was on the sower and the see and where the seed falls.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Selfishness - Day 4

I was pretty selfish and rude today.

I didn't get up right away again this morning.
I didn't want to go to work.
I was upset when I was asked to work next Tuesday [my off day]
I was upset when I was asked to go an hour early to work tomorrow. [7am]
I was selfish when I was rude to a guy I work with.

I was selfish many more times today I'm positive, that's a glimpse into ones I specifically remember.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Selfishness - Day 3

So I was pretty selfish today...

I didn't get up right away when my mom asked me to. [I think this is the worst way I am selfish]
I didn't feed the dog right away in the morning, I actually didn't do it until evening.
I watched TV before I did my devotions and school.
I waited until the last minute to leave for work.
I was selfish in being upset that the car in front of me was going slow on my way to Church.
I was selfish by taking the TV right away when I got home and then being upset [inside] when my dad turned the channel. Luckily I just used the second option...watching it downstairs.

Again there are probably many more ways that I was selfish today, but those are the ones I specifically remember.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Selfishness - Day 2

Well, again today I was selfish on many accounts of not listening to my mom right away. I didn't get up right away, I didn't go do my school right away.

I also was selfish by falling asleep [more than once] when I was reading my school...

I was selfish at supper time when I was upset we had limited crackers for our soup.

I was selfish for yelling at my brother for something stupid [and I don't even remember what it was.]

There were probably many others as well. Those are the ones I know I was selfish in.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Selfishness - Day 1

Today I wasn't too selfish. I think that knowing that I would have to post things online and keeping accountable to others helped me. Of course the Lord helped me as well.

1. I was selfish when I didn't get up right away when my mom asked me to.
2. I was selfish when I waited to feed the dog until right before I left for work [around 1]
3. I was selfish when I complained in my head about not having 'good' cereal. I should be thankful for what I DO have.

I think that being at work helps a lot. When I'm home [as I will be tomorrow] there are often more reasons I get selfish.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

New Idea

Well, since November is over I need a new subject.

I have been noticing a lot lately how selfish I am. So this week I am going to be posting at the end of every day all the ways I have been selfish. I'm hoping that as I am paying attention to each way I am selfish, that I will start to become selfless and put others before myself. I am just going to start off with this week and then I will be continuing in a journal of my own.


Thankful # 29 and 30

I didn't get time to post yesterday! We had Church decorating at 8am and then I went out to eat with my friend Heather who was back from college for the weekend. Then I spent the night at her house and never got a chance to get online and post.


Thankful #29 - I am thankful for Heather and our friendship!
Thankful #30 - I am thankful for a friend [name held for personal reasons] who has helped me by relieving a few of my issues in my head.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thankful #28

I am thankful for my mom. Today is her birthday and she is now 40!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful #27 and a few pictures

I am thankful for Thanksgiving and the gathering of family.
A super bad picture of me that my cousin who is...5 took.


We had some sled riding...

Thankful #26

I'm slightly late at getting this posted...

I am thankful for my mom. I am thankful that she had my supper ready and on the table for me when I got home so we could leave in time to get to the party at Lisa's.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful #25

I am thankful for the snow!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thankful #24

I am thankful that I got to spend this whole weekend just with my mom. It was a lot of fun!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thankful #23

I am thankful that Remona and Maddie get to spend the night tonight!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thankful #22

I am thankful that I got to spend the evening with my mom, no dad or brother.
It was a lot of fun!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thankful #21

I am really thankful that I got to follow a snow plow on the way home from work. I may have got in an accident if it hadn't have been for that.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful #20

Today I am thankful that I got to come home early from work!! And I'm also thankful that my cousin Sherry and her daughter Shelly got to come and are spending the night before they leave early in the morning tomorrow to visit a college!!


I came across this blog post from another blog today. It is from 2005 but it still holds true because truth never changes. Please take the time and read it!

Stay at home mom?? I don't think so.



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thankful #19

Well....Today I am EXTREMELY thankful that Rex called me!!!!!
I knew he was back on base but wasn't really sure if he would call or not, and he did!!!!
I am really thankful for that and was really glad to hear from him after
almost 2 or 3 months of not really having any communication with him.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thankful #18

I'm thankful for parents that support me in my career choice of being a home maker.

Wedding Photography Practice

So I mentioned last week that I got to attend a wedding this past weekend and be a photographer assistant. It was a loooot of fun and I was requested to show some pictures.
This was my seating place!!! I had an assigned seat!!

The mother of the bride helping the bride with her shoes.

The bride and her father walking down the aisle.

The bride and groom with their rings after the ceremony.

The wedding cake!

Cutting of the cake.

There were plenty more pictures that I took, but here are just a select few of my favorites. Hope you all enjoy!!


Monday, November 17, 2008

Thankful #17

I am thankful for my job, and that I got to come home early today.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thankful #16

I am thankful for the snow!!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thankful #15

I am very thankful that I get to go to a wedding today with a lady from my Church. She is taking the photos for the wedding so I get to be her assistant!! I'm really excited about it because it will give me a small look into what I will be dealing with in February when I photograph my cousin Penny's wedding!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thankful #13 and #14

#13 - I am thankful for the rain.
#14 - I am thankful that I got to attend co-op classes this fall.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thankful #12

I am thankful that I remembered to post tonight. Haha! I am also thankful that we have a freedom of speech!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thankful #11

I am very thankful for one of my awesomest friends Jenny!!! I had an awesome day with her today taking pictures and having fun.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thankful #10

As much as I normally am NOT thankful for it, I need to remember that there are kids all over the world who don't have the opportunity to learn. So today, I am thankful that I live in America and have the opportunity to know how to read and attend school [home school].

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thankful #8 and #9

#8 - I am thankful for my salvation.
#9 - I am thankful for a good pastor who really loves the Lord and loves learning what the Lord has taught us through Scriptures.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thankful #6 and #7

Oops. I really need to remember that when I get on here...I need to post!!

So for the 6th and 7th...

#6 - I'm thankful for being able to take Italian online.

#7 - I'm thankful that for Remona for her Stampin' classes she does!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mom's Surprise 40th Birthday Party!!!

So I was asked to post pictures from my mom's birthday party last Saturday. Thank you Heather B. for doing all the pictures for me! You did an awesome job!! So here are some of the pictures Heather took.

THE CAKE!!! My cousin Molly made the cake. It was AMAZING!


All of us waiting for her to arrive!!

My dad and I waiting in anticipation!

My mom and Remona finally arriving!

Those of you that know my mom, of course she cried...

Remona...relieved that the secret is over!

My mom and I.


My mom watching the amazing photo DVD that Molly made.

Mom opening her presents.

Blowing out the birthday candles.

The Blanket we hung from the banister.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Update in layout...

I'm really sorry about having to change the layout. My old layout did not have the New Post thing at the top and it was getting annoying to have to go back to my private blog every time I wanted to make a new post. I'm going to try to find another layout that works and has New Post at the top...But until then this is going to have to be it.

Also, because of request I'm probably going to post pictures of my mom's birthday part tomorrow.

Well, as I was sitting here thinking and being sad that Obama is our president, I read this article and it slapped me right in the forehead...Take a read for yourself.

Christ and the Election


Thankful #4 and #5

I forgot to get on last night...
#4 thing I'm thankful for is our nation.
#5 thing I'm thankful for that Obama didn't just get in, it was the Lord's will and He has a plan.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I will post my thankfulness post later today. But right now I wanted to just say how it'd be great if you all went out to vote today!!! I wish I could but I'm not old enough. 6 months to young. I am planning on going and helping at a polling booth this evening.

Also be praying for our nation today as many others go to vote. One vote could be the difference of a winning president. Pray that the Lord would direct us to vote for the right president and no matter what happens, remember that God is in control of the WHOLE situation!
Read Hillary Hipps post today on the election. Here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thankful #3

I am thankful that I have a job.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thankful #2

I am thankful for my Church family.
I am thankful for Christian fellowship.