Thursday, December 29, 2011

A new season of life

Two big events happened to me this past year. I turned 18 and I graduated! :)I remember being little and thinking that it would be forever before I turned 18. I also remember being 11 years old sitting on the church pew watching my sister graduate! My how time flies! Here are a few photos from my senior photos and from my 18 birthday. 

Senior photo

We had to do a fun photo.

Senior photo.

Graduation day.

We did a photo shoot before we went to my graduation party.

We decided to put my life story into cakes and cupcakes. I gathered some items of mine and we displayed it on the tables. In the photo above is the beginning of the table. Baby pink cupcakes. Also above the table my mom put some of my baby photos on scrapbooking paper and taped them on the wall. Next I have my cowgirl hat, huntin hat, then a stack of some of my books.

Then I have music notes on cupcakes, a piano, and a record player. We couldn't find a small violin to put on display. Next to that we have a farm cake. Horses and chickens on it. Then in front we put my cowgirl mug.

This cake is my history cake. 1861 and 1940. 

I enjoy hunting with my dad and I did 9 years of classical ballet.

 At the end of the table we had a small wedding cake topper and put a question mark on it. Cause I don't know who I am going to marry! :)

My dad sharing his words of love.

Me making my speech. As you see in the photo I am standing on a stepping stone. My parents surprised me and presented me a stepping stone to stand on as I am stepping into a new season of life. This stepping stone was also a symbol of their lives being laid down for me to walk closer with the Lord in my own life.

My dad's side of the family joining in the celebration.

Me with one of my piano students.

Maw maw, Me, and my momma.
My pastor and I.

                                                            ~18th Birthday~
My darling friend Eden and I
My friend and I had taken of photo together that past Sunday and she printed it and put it into a frame for me :)
That week I got to go roller blading! I haven't roller bladed in a long time.
 As part of my 18th birthday  my mom and I drove to North AL to surprise my friend Bria.
For part of my 18th birthday I picked up 3 sisters and we went to Marble Slab for ice cream! I love that place!

Senior 2011.
                             To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.                                                                             Ecc. 3:1

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Oh, Come All Ye Faithful

Christmas has come and gone. I love Christmas! I only wish it would snow down here in the south. When I sing "White Christmas" people think of snow. But I think of cotton, white icing, and white fluffy clouds. I know I haven't posted in a while. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


 We had three adorable girls come over and decorate a gingerbread house and make gingerbread cookies.

My nephew "Trey" was really excited about opening his presents.

My dad's side of the family over on Christmas Eve.

My famous peanut butter balls. I made about 115 Christmas week.

My gift to Trey. He loves watching Andy Griffith.

Family photo 2011

My daddy

Turtle cheesecake

I love red roses. God's amazing creation.

My cousin "Kole" and my nephew "Trey" awaiting to open their presents at my Maw Maw's house.

Look what Maw Maw gave us!! They were really excited about this present!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Excerpt from Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally

Directions are not any help unless you know not only where you want to end up, but also where you are now. Some young people need a spiritual GPS module to give them some guidance. They have no purpose in life. They do not know what they want to do with their future, how to get there, where they are now, or why then are here. Without purpose in life we wander aimlessly, either allowing slothfulness to take control or finding ourselves "busy" but accomplishing very little.
  Take inventory and ask yourself where you are right now. Why does God have you here? What is His purpose for you today? What is His calling for your life? And how are you going to get to your next destination?
  Maybe you're all confused about your life and have no idea what the Lord's plan if for you. After returning from a Christian conference, I asked the Lord what do you want me to do? I want to serve you Lord. But how? Here is the important point: I didn't know what the Lord had in store for my life, but I DID know that there were some areas in my life which I needed to be obedient. First, there were some people I had wronged, and I knew the Lord wanted me to go and ask their forgiveness. Then there were some spiritual disciplines (such as Bible reading,Scripture memorization, prayer, etc.)  that I knew I needed to more diligently apply in my life. As I began to obey the Lord in these "small" areas, He began to open more and more ministry doors for me.
    It will be the same for you. The Lord usually doesn't show us the whole picture of our life right away, but He is always faithful to show us the next step. Each act of obedience opens new doors of ministry and reveals the next step God wants us to take. This is walking by faith--- trusting the Lord with all your heart, acknowledging Him, and knowing that He will direct our paths. It requires obedience on our part. But we must not think that we can skip any of the steps along the way. Obey now and you will reap the rewards later.
  As a young lady, you probably believe that God is calling you to be a wife and mother. This is a very noble calling. In fact, there is no assignment more important than raising a new generation to serve the Lord. Yet, marriage cannot be your ultimate goal in life. You must have a life purpose bigger than marriage. If you don't, you won't be fully prepared for marriage.
  Of course, I don't mean just any "life purpose." I am definitely not referring to seeking after a career. Our culture, driven by the modern feminist movement, is pressuring us as girls to be a successful in the world's eyes, get graduate degrees, be independent, move up in the business world, have small families, and do men's work.This standard of success that the world pushes does not even compare to the calling God has for your lives as wives and mothers. God made us the be helpers to our husbands and to bear and train little ones for the kingdom of God This far more important and fulfilling than any career could ever be.
  So what do I mean by "a life purpose bigger than marriage"? I mean that our life purpose must be to serve the Lord, to give our entire lives to Him, and to bear much eternal fruit in order to bring God glory (Jn. 15:8). Unless we are focused on this "great work" (Neh. 6:3) for God, we will never be fulfilled in either singleness or marriage.
  There are many people God brings into our paths each day who desperately need the gospel, teaching, and encouragement. Purpose to have a ministry mindset everywhere you go. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How to make a immodest dress...modest

  I bought the pink dress at a thrift store. It was too short so I wore a black skirt underneath
It was too low so I wore a tank top underneath.
I don't wear sleeveless that often so I wore a shrug.

Just a few ideas on how to make an immodest dress...modest.

This is how I wore my hair today.

I got this book today!! I can't wait to read it!!! I really love the story of Bonhoeffer.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

God watered the flowers today

Here are a few things that I like to do on a rainy day...
Reading. Learning new words. Using my imagination.
While listening to the rolling of the thunder...
Writing letters to far away friends...
Listening to the raindrops falling...

And writing in my journal. 

 Reading, writing letters, and writing in your journal is just a few ideas to do on a rainy day. It's some of my favorite things to do on a rainy day.