Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Emma!

Happy Birthday to the best little sister ever! She turned 8 today): we always tell her that everybody celebrates with her, because it is New Year's Eve!

I love you Emma!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Father Daughter Retreat!

If you are going to Vision Forum's Father Daughter Retreat, please let me know, for I would love to meet you! Please contact me from my contact page. I am sure that God is going to make this year as powerful as it was last year!

In Christ,
Grace

Christmas in pictures

Before we came downstairs

Us girls

My Mama's stocking was filled with Reese's!

That's when I found out about the Father Daughter Retreat!

When I found out about Ballet Magnificat!

Opening more gifts!

Mary

I found a violin case behind the tree

Me in complete shock!



Mama opening up her quilting kit that she wanted!



Christmas Breakfast, with (from left to right) Pawpaw, Uncle Jon, Mary, Emma, Memaw, Popie and me!


In Christ,
Grace
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Levitate



My sister Mary and I had fun a few nights ago editing pictures. Here are our results:) First, you take a picture of the background that your using. Then take a picture of you on a stool, or chair...pretty much whatever. Then edit the pictures by layering them, and erasing the stool. Since you have the picture of the background layered, you shouldn't have to do anything else. It's actually pretty cool!

Monday, December 26, 2011

The No Poo Method

I am trying the No Poo Method by Feelin' Feminine. I have to say that the ends of my hair are a lot softer, but it does make my roots very oily. I am still in the transition mode, I guess you could say, so I've been wearing lots of bandanna's and scarves on my head to cover up the roots(: But, in the long run, this baking soda with water for shampoo and apple cider vinegar with water route is doing wonders for my hair! The oily roots will go away, it just takes time!

For more information, visit http://feelinfeminine.com/?page_id=2

In Christ,
Grace

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ballet Magnificat!

One of my presents today was to go to the Summer Dance Intensive at Ballet Magnificat!- a professional Christian ballet company. If you read my previous post, you will see that my Daddy put one of my presents in a big box with a envelope. Well, he did the same thing with this! I am so thankful for everything that I got today, and all of my family coming over to celebrate Jesus's birthday!

Merry Christmas!
Grace

Merry Christmas!

Today has been an absolute amazing day! I can't believe it's already Christmas again. My uncle, grandfather on my Dad's side, and grandparents on my Mom's side came over. We had a huge breakfast after opening presents. I was thrilled when I got an envelope that was in a huge box this morning. It read

Vision Forum's Father Daughter Retreat
March 23-25 2012


I love you and Merry Christmas!
Daddy


I literally felt shaky, and lightheaded! I was not expecting that AT ALL. To top that off, I got a new violin- the one that I had been saving up for! It was a truly amazing Christmas.


As I look at everything I got today- books, clothes, and patterns, I remember how Jesus only got three presents. It really makes you think about how blessed you truly are.


Have a very Merry Christmas!

In Christ,
Grace

Saturday, December 24, 2011

CHRISTmas Eve

Wow. To think that we only have 7 days left of 2011, it's just mind boggling. If your like me, you skim through the year, and once it's almost over is when you really stop and think "Where did this year go?". I am so thankful for everything that has happened this year, good and bad. Everything is in God's perfect plan. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Merry CHRISTmas!

In Christ,
Grace

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Wet and Warm Christmas

I live in the South, about 15 minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico. Sadly, this Christmas the weather forecast is rainy and cloudy, with the temperature is going to be about 70F. This is not how I imagined Christmas! I wish we had snow, and snowmen in the yard with plenty of snow angels on the ground! Oh well. This is where Jesus wants us to be, and He has us here for a reason- to spread the Good News of THE Savior born in Bethlehem!

In Christ,
Grace

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bramblewood Fashion Give Away!

I just entered to win the give away at Bramblewood Fashion, which is a Vivacite(Etsy Shoppe) notebook, with high quality images of things and people from the 1930's. I do hope that I can win this beautiful notebook. Oh, and did I mention that this is the last give away at Bramblewood Fashion for 2011! My, how time flies by!

In Christ,
Grace

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Favorite Pictures


Me



I love my little sister




She is soooo cute!




Precious



Me


Sisters


Me again






My Mother and her daughter!



Thicket likes to pose for all of her pictures(:


I have THE most beautiful Mom in the world!




Mother and Daughter


Mama and Mary



This picture perfectly describes how hilarious they are put together!


Mama and Emma




My amazing Daddy- who's eyes are shut in this picture! I still thought it was cute!


My sweet family





In Christ,

Grace

Resisting Temptation

This is something that I struggle with every single day. I look around and I see good looking guys, or maybe one day I want to do something that is not what I should be doing. It is so hard for me to resist temptation. I know that this is the reason Satan is here- to lure us into hell by tempting us with things that are our weaknesses. As I have been thinking about this, I've found some verses that really encourage me to stay pure and resist temptations.


"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to us all. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." - 1st Corinthians 10:13

"Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you." - Psalms 119:37-38

"Those who are honest and fair, who refuse to profit by fraud, who stay far away from bribes, who refuse to listen to those who plot murder, who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong— these are the ones who will dwell on high. The rocks of the mountains will be their fortress. Food will be supplied to them, and they will have water in abundance." -Isaiah 33:15-16

"But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God." - Acts 20:24




We have an amazing God that promises to keep us safe in His hands, and to never, ever, ever let any temptation be too much for us to handle.


In Him,
Grace

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Drinking in the Christmas Season(:

Ahhh..... hot chocolate. Even though I don't like the famous holiday drink, I think it smells delicious! Emma asked me to make her some, and I enjoyed every minute of making it!

In Christ,
Grace

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Sick Day...

Today has been a pretty slow day! My Mother woke up feeling terrible- headache, sore throat, and stomach hurting, so we decided to cancel a movie day that we were having with friends, and stay home. Now, tonight at our local movie theater there is a live showing of "The Nutcracker" by NYC ballet. We had tickets to that, and my mom really didn't want us to waste them, and she also hadn't started to feel better(her headache turned into a migraine). So, my sisters, Mary and Emma are off to watch the show while I stay here with my sick Mother.

Please pray that she feels better!

In Christ,
Grace

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Canada Part Two!

Gorgeous Sunrise!

All of our babies!

Sunrise



Willow in the early morning

Horror Frost

We got our fill of snow while we were there!

My wonderful family with Thicket, Gabby and Willow

A beautiful barn that is hanging on by just a thread!

Another Angle

One reason we come to Canada!

My Daddy

Hunting

The Sunset

I love the colors!

Bob- the father

Menzie- the son!(:

Champ

The wonderful fields

This is one of my favorite pictures!


I hope you enjoyed them!

In Christ,
Grace