Monday, August 29, 2011

photo~shy insect?

Seeing this beetle on our living room window a couple days ago, I thought it might prove an interesting photography topic.  I was right, I only had a chance to take a few pictures when it suddenly flew straight at me!  Now, I am not usually afraid of insects and I wasn't afraid of this one either, but being only a few inches from it with my camera and suddenly having it fly at me was a little surprising!  A few days later Haley noticed the same beetle near our house, she went out to take a picture of it and it did the same thing to her! 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

walking stick

While our family was camping a few weeks ago, we were all out of the tent in the morning packing up to move on to another camp ground.  When Mom called us all over to see this very unusual insect called a "walking stick".  It is just another amazing creation of our God!

Friday, August 26, 2011

His wondrous creation

Matthew 6:29 "And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."

Thursday, August 25, 2011

X Country

Tonight is my first cross country meet, please keep me in your prayers as I am nervous and excited! 

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us" ~ Hebrews 12:1

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." ~ Colossians 3:17

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A day at the beach

I will be posting more pictures of our camping trip pretty soon, but for now here are a few from the beach...

 I edited this photo in Picnik and it turned out pretty different!  It almost looks like it is computer generated!
 “Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and Thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth Thee.” Nehemiah 9:6

Sunday, August 14, 2011


We just got back from our camping trip, it was a lot of fun and we all learned a lot about working together.  I will be posting some pictures soon!

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." ~ Psalm 127:3

I am so thankful that my parents are open to life.  Thank you Dad and Mom, I don't know what I would do without all my siblings, even though we have our disagreements I am thankful for each one of my family members!

Monday, August 8, 2011

summer activities

Just a few random pictures to give a taste of summer joy to my blog!  Enjoy...

: : Catching insects to photograph : :

 + Summer sunsets +

~ Exploring God's creation and photographing it ~

Pure fruit smoothies sprinkled with nuts...delicious!

 {Memorizing God's Word for the Bible Bee and sewing cases for the memorization cards}

Getting ready to audition for the musical, The Wizard of OZ, and play Anne of Green Gables.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

{feminine modesty}

Recently I have been thinking a lot about modesty and femininity.  It is definitely something that our culture needs these days, you don't find it even among most Christian circles.  Just yesterday I read a quote by Peter Marshall in a Daughterhood by Design article. "The world has enough women who know how to be smart.  It needs women who are willing to be simple.  The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant.  It needs women who will be brave.  The world has enough women who are popular.  It needs more who are pure.  We need women, who would rather be morally right than socially correct." ~ Peter Marshall.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


"When you are born again. It is more than having new vision, it is having new eyes!"  ~ Author Unknown

Picture by | Haley Marie

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

hot weather + cold, healthy smoothies

 ... "I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee."
~ Heb 2:12 ~

Doesn't that look just scrumptious!?!  I love homemade fruit smoothies, they are so healthy and tasty especially in this HOT weather!

Berry Smoothie~
Frozen fruit of your choice, blended up in a food processor.  Sprinkle ground nuts on top to make it delicious and beautiful!  If you would like you smoothie more creamy bananas do the trick!