Thursday, December 27, 2012

NYC 2012

For my sister, Mary's, 16th birthday, we took a surprise trip to NYC(:  It was loads of fun.  Here are a few pictures:

We found out in Atlanta where we were going(:

The library

9/11 Memorial 

9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial

View from our hotel room

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Times Square

Lincoln Center to see NYCB's Nutcracker


Central Park

Christmas in Photos(:

We had a wonderful Christmas this year, and I hope that you guys did too.  Here is a few pictures(:

My reaction to....

YES!  A CELLO.  I know, my eyes are half closed(: lol

New boots(:

Christmas Morning

My grandma and Mary after opening presents(:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas from our 10 Dogs!

Frauleine, Thicket, and Ripley.
Champ and Flirt
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

So Many Things to Look Forward To(:

Have you ever thought about in life about how many things you have to look forward to?  I mean, for most of us, it won't be right at this second, but think for a minute.  We have tons to look forward to!

(for me)
Getting married(:

Having children

Serving the Lord in my life

Many memories to cherish

Going to Heaven, and meeting my Creator

I know that not all of us will get married, but the last three things apply to pretty much anyone who loves the Lord! I know it seems like all of these things are so far ahead of us, but let's cherish life right at this moment.  Let's not be aching to skip ahead and.... finish high school or college, for example.  Why can't we just enjoy life right now, because I bet when we are all old little 80 year old ladies, we will wish we would have spent life joyfully serving the Lord, whatever stage of life that we may be in. The point I'm trying to make here is that it's fine to look forward to things- but let's make sure we don't get too caught up in the future, and forget what's important in the here and now.

We all have things to look forward to right at this moment too! My family and I are going on a short trip next week for Mary's (my sister) 16th birthday.  I'm pretty excited for that.  The fun part is that my parents are not telling us where we are going.  Right now, my Daddy is over in the Middle East. *sidenote* Please keep him in your prayers while he is over there.  I know that the Lord will keep him safe, but if you could pray that everything goes well for his work while he's over there, I'll be very thankful(:  *end sidnote*   We will leave early next week, and Daddy will fly to meet us at our destination(:  All we know is that it is in North America..... (not much of a hint, Mom!)  

Even though I am SUPER excited about all of this, I have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy what God has given me.  

One thing, though, that I cannot wait for is meeting Jesus!  That will be AWESOME!!!

The bridge of this song pretty much sums up the 'I really want to meet Jesus' feeling that all of us Christians have(:

Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Memory Monday

So, I was going through pictures on the computer, and I found these old ones of me and my sisters. Hope you enjoy(:

Me as a baby(:

Easter a few years ago

Ballet Mag 2010

Ballet Mag 2010(:

Ballet Mag 2010

Me and my beautiful Mommy(:


Easter 2012

Mall of America the day before my birthday

Thicket with two of her puppies(:

I hope you enjoyed the pictures!  Merry Christmas!