Monday, July 24, 2017

Q and A || Finally Got My Permit



















Well, I've got exciting news on several things. First off, I got my drivers permit today! Last week I said I working on it, and today my mom took me in and we actually got it! I have a printed one right now, but my card will be here soon! My picture actually came out well, which I was happy about. 

And second (And my favorite) is that I am going to be doing a question and answer video with my dear friend Micaiah from Adventures Beyond the Horizon! We are going to be meeting up next month, and we thought it would be awesome to do a video together.
So have you ever wanted to know how we became friends? What about our favorite movie to watch together? What about which friend has more books? What kind of pizza we like? It doesn't matter how silly or serious it is, we'd love some questions! You can comment on this post, or on hers when it goes up and we will answer them all in our video! Or if you don't want to comment, you can always use the contact box in my tab labeled "Let's Talk"

*All questions must be submitted by August 14'th

If you would just take a moment to comment with a question, or two, that would be awesome! I hope y'all have an amazing day!

Friday, July 21, 2017

It Was Going to be her Wedding Day



Tomorrow was supposed to be her wedding
Not just anyone's wedding 
But my sisters 
The dresses were ready 
The room packed up 
The church booked
A ring was on her hand 
And a pastor was ready

But in a fatal conversation 
It all came crashing down
And the ring came off her finger 
And her heart was broken

The dressed boxed up 
The room put back to rights 
Cancellations sent out 
Telling people over and over 
We can't give more details 

But through it all my dear sister 
Stood up stronger than before
And the wedding that was to be tomorrow 
 Will be a symbol of her strength 
I couldn't be more proud of her today 
Because she chooses to face tomorrow 
With God's strength and not her own 


True story. I'm so proud of my sister with how she handled this whole thing. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Permits, Planes, and Preperation













I hope y'all are enjoying a relaxing summer! I feel like my life is going twice as fast right now, which explains why I am writing this at eleven at night when I should have been doing it this morning and I'm writing it on the seventeenth of July. Seriously, it was just the beginning of July about two days ago. I'm sure it was. 

Well, we are here at the seventeenth. My family has had three birthday's this month, including my own. I've managed to barely limp along with CampNaNo, but I'm running out of plot, so I'm beginning to get into trouble. I've taken seven hours of testing, and tomorrow I get my drivers learners permit. We are rushing to get my permit because I booked a trip to see one of my friends next month, and I will need an ID to get on the plane. This will be my first time meeting the friend, and my first time on a plane, so I am super excited. I'm now trying to fit in a lot of stuff before I leave, and preparing my packing list so I can make sure I don't forget anything!

Also on a super, super random note, this is post number 444. I thought that was pretty fun!

So, I could use some advice, since this is my first time on a plane. Would you comment with your top pieces of advice for flying? Also what is the one thing you wish you had taken on your last trip, but forgot? 

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Regret




Regret 
Tears from the inside out

Words 
That never should have been said 

Things 
That never should have been done 

Regret 
Makes me want to scream

Stop 
I can’t take it anymore 

Rest 
I need it tonight 

Prayer
Is all I have to turn too

Enough 
Is just what God is 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Recommendations From My Week


My cat, Inkling
Rebekkah. <3




Inkling







Me at a battlefield memorial 


Hey guys! I thought I'd share a couple recommendations from my week!

Music: Crystal Clear by David Dunn



You Tube: Willow City

Book: Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Moment Before Something Breaks



The moment before something breaks
You try to hold it together
But in a moment it slips away 
And crashes at your feet 
All you’re left with is broken pieces 
Of something that was beautiful 
The pieces cut your heart 
And left it bleeding and worn 
But maybe if you take all the pieces 
And give them to God 
He’ll make something beautiful 
Out of the brokenness


Thoughts from quite awhile ago.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Eighteen Years

Me as an eighteen year old. =)

This was going to be the year my life was perfect. I was going to be like all my hero's. This was the year I was going to have everything together. I was going to be an inspiration. I was going to have plans for my future and be working on them. This was going to be the year I was going to be like Nancy Drew. Cause why not? I was turning eighteen after all.

Well, here I am at eighteen, and I'm just going to say that it didn't turn out quiet how I thought. I'm a lot more messed up then I thought I'd be. I'm a not nearly as nice as I want to be. I'm not much like any of my hero's, real or fictional. But you know what. I'm pretty happy to be here. God blessed me with some pretty awesome years. And now I can buy my own gold spray paint.

I was blessed with crazy awesome family and friends that all came together to make this birthday amazing.

You know what, the more I look at this birthday, the more I realize how blessed I am. I have the worlds best family, and an apsalutly awesome group of friends. I have the privilege of blogging here and getting to interact with you all amazing people.

I don't know why God decided to bless me with so many crazy awesome things, but I want to thank you for actually showing up here and reading this. You're awesome.

 So is eighteen perfect? No way. Is it awesome? Of coarse.

I am so excited to enter into the next chapter of my story and see what God has in store. Because not everything in my life has been what I wanted it to be, but the awesome thing is I know it was, and is, all working together for my good.

Thank's for being a part of my birthday blessings! Would you comment below and tell me about your favorite birthday you ever had?

Monday, July 3, 2017

June Highlights


Hello everyone! It's time for my June Highlights! 



One of my main goals for June was to go through my photos and delete a lot of unneeded ones. I didn't finish like I wanted to, but I did go through and manage to get rid of over 6,000 photos so far. I've also watched a ton of movies to keep myself awake while doing this. I'd be pretty happy not to see another movie for quiet awhile.

I got my copy of Second Impressions (a short story collection I was a part of)! And I also got Julia Ryan's poetry. Book mail is the best!




I finished writing my April Camp story "What I've Become" by writing  4.000 words in one day. I'm hoping to edit it this month.

Some of us kids when in and picked up a grill at 9:00 PM.  

I got my very first indoor cat, Inkling. To all you pet owners, I aploud you. I never knew how much work it was to train the cat, and keep it out of everything. He's already managed to get his little paws on a book and ruin it. But, he also likes sitting with me when I work, which I love. 




We swimming twice at big pool where a friend was house sitting and I got trampoline photos, which I've always wanted to do.

I got to walk around an old cemetery. I got some cool photos and was super careful and avoided all the poison ivy. Unfortunately my dog was not careful, so I got poison ivy through him. Thankfully it was not bad at all.

My sister and I went walking in the rain, got soaked to the bone, then got hot tea and chocolate and played a board game. Days like that are just about perfect.


Alicia and I.

I got to meet Alicia Willis!! That was so cool. Her book Darkness before the Dawn is super awesome and she also runs the coolest business of selling boxes of writing supply's. Check it out here.

We went to see a battlefield for my oldest sisters birthday. That was pretty fun.




It was an okay book month. To be honest most of those books were crammed in the last week of the month, or are supper short, so I didn't really read a lot.
But my favorite book from the month was Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts. Write Well by Rachelle Rea was also really good.

 Real Love on A Purpose and a Promise

Chasing Pink Sky on Letters to Jayna 

Dear Pride and In Defense of Humility on Burning Youth 



How was your June?