"Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment, to stay." - Sam Abell

Monday, February 28, 2011

Not Alone

I was feeling slightly discouraged today about many things. I wasn't getting as much school done as I had planned on and I just felt stuck. Can I just say that prayer helps so much... and this verse did too..What then shall we say to these things, if God be for us who can be against us? Romans 8:31 I can now breathe freely again :) I don't know why I choose to take this picture today, but I was feeling very loved by my Heavenly Father so maybe that's why.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yes...it's a burrito

Today was another none stop day o_O I got to spend almost all of it with Luke, so that was very nice =) This evening, after Awana's, my family and Luke all went out to eat at Chipotle's. By some random selection we got our whole meal for free. I still don't understand exactly why, but whatever. It was pretty sweet! So this is a picture of my wonderful, free burrito :D

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I had a lazy Saturday morning, which was quite enjoyable. I spent the entire time sewing and was able to finish my second dress =). Luke came over later and we left to go see some friends for the rest of the day. We went through the woods to get there and almost got stuck quite a few times, but it was fun :). I liked how the dust was kicked up behind us, so I got this shot out of the back of the truck.

Friday, February 25, 2011

It Must Be Spring

My brain has been on overload today...so much to where I've been talking to myself and telling my brain to shut up.... You know you need to take a breather when that happens =) I've been wanting to shoot this tree for the past few days but every time I think about it the lighting isn't very good. So this afternoon I stepped outside to give my brain a break and the lighting was great. I love pink blooms so much! I do believe spring is here (in my mind anyways)!! <3

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Bottle of Memories

It was a whirlwind of a day...from babysitting, teaching piano, errands,and unpacking. I found time in there to put together this glass bottle of sand as a keepsake from our trip. We bought the glass bottle in St. Augustine, the sand came from the beach, and the shells too. I baked the sand and shells last night to kill anything in it and cleaned out the bottle. And, put it together this afternoon. I think it's so cute!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Sweet Treat before Goodbye

Today was our last day here in St. Augustine. After checking out of the bed and breakfast and eating lunch we walked around St. George Street one last time and stop in this famous Popsicle shop. I got coconut and Amy got strawberry daiquiri. The coconut was amazing!!! No wonder the place is so famous!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beach day 2 =)

Another large part of our day was spent at the beach =) We can't help it..it's just so beautiful! The winds have been pretty strong here for the past couple of days so there's all sorts of jellyfish and starfish washing up on the shore. Amy and I were having fun with the camera while we were there so again I couldn't choose just one picture so I'm uploading a few of my favorites. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 2: The Beach

Amy and I got ready this morning and left for the beach! The beach is amazing here! Down along the beach line are HUGE sand dunes that we had a wonderful time climbing all over. Amy took this picture of me on the other side of the dunes. You can't really tell in this shot how big they were. It was kinda of cool because it was like a wall and we were completely secluded.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

St. Augustine: Day 1

This morning Amy and I left the her house in plenty of time to get to St. Augustine for church. But neither one of us realized or calculated in time for the traffic in Daytona due to the race... Needless to say we arrived two hours later then planned :(. But we arrived safely and are so excited to be here!! :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Mini Barn

My neighbor asked me to come take some shots of his "new" barn about two weeks ago, and today I finally got over there. I really like how the pictures turned out! I couldn't choose just one for today so I made a collage :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Beginning's of My Second Dress

I was finally able to sit down for a bit this evening to start working on this dress. I had pre-shrunk the fabric yesterday so I was able to cut out all the pieces tonight. There's a lot more pieces to a dress than you realize... I took a picture of all the pieces once they were cut out. Hard to believe these will make a dress. I have to say it's really neat when it all starts coming together. :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Study Time

Other than teach piano, this is pretty much what I did today..Bible college. I'm at the end of Genesis right now and ready to be finished with it. Not to say that I haven't enjoyed it and learn a lot from it because I certainly have! And to be quite honest, I don't like this picture but whatever lol. My creative juices are not flowing today, so this will have to do. I think I shall go eat a sammich now.. =D

A Fetish

I was unable to upload yesterday because our internet wasn't working. This is yesterday's (Wednesday) picture.

In the midsts of being frustrated with my school work this afternoon, Luke surprised me by coming over and bringing me some old books that he had gotten. I have a fetish for old books by the way. I love the look, the feel, and especially the smell! The books he gave me all belong to some set, but they're very different from each other. One is Shakespeare, the other Locke, and the last one is history of Rome. I like them very much! Luke is so sweet to me :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Band Perry

Met The Band Perry today! We got to the fair kind of early so there was hardly anyone there and the band was walking around! We had to give ourselves a few minutes to collect ourselves because we were going crazy. So we got this shot after that :). The concert was amazing. We got pretty close seats, third row. And, got our posters signed afterwards. And, Neil remembered my name!!! Okay, yes that made my night. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Picnic by the Lake

It was a crazy, wonderful Valentine's Day =) I was able to spend the majority of the day with Luke and I also got to see my girlfriends :). This afternoon, Luke and I had a picnic by the lake and while we were sitting there I got this shot of our feet. I had a hard time deciding on a picture for today because I took so many of different things, but I finally decided on this one because it looks so relaxed.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweets for Valentines :)

I love Valentine's Day so much! I've loved it since I was really little. It definitely gives me an excuse for baking and giving treats to other people :)Plus I love all the hearts and colors of Valentine's Day. I made a cupcake centerpiece for my brothers and this is a shot of one of them. I'm using the new cupcake stand my Grandma got me for my birthday, though you can't see it too well in this picture.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My friend :)

This morning I woke up feeling rather sick. And all my plans fell through for today so Amy came to save me. She took me out to get a mani and a pedi today for my birthday present. :)This shot was taken after we got home. I wanted to get a picture of our toes but they just weren't turning out =)

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Final Day

Today is grandma's last day here :(. It's been a sad but enjoyable day. The weather here cleared up after awhile and we went up in the Citrus Tower and wandered about downtown Clermont. This shot was taken by the historical houses that were placed somewhere off of Montrose. I have a feeling we'll be up late tonight cause no one wants tomorrow morning to come...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Piano Time

:) Well today I started a new piano student. All the events leading up to this lesson today were quite troublesome and new. But it ended up good nevertheless. This is a shot of our piano. :( It's not the best shot. I took it quickly because I'm too tired and need to get rid of this sore throat so I'm off to bed!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A "Simple" Cotton Dress

I was feeling brave today, so I pulled out a sewing project that I had gotten stuck on 4 months back. Maybe it was cause Grandma's here and I thought she could help. In which she did! So what did that do? It inspired me to go buy more fabric for another one that will hopefully be much neater... And, I still haven't finished the first dress. But I've been working on it all day. I WILL finish this thing and I will wear it proudly no matter how it looks! =D

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Close to Home

Caleb and I took a bike ride today. There's a little lake a couple hills away that I wanted to take pictures of. Strangely enough we'd never walked or ridden bikes that way before, we'd only ever driven by it. It was kind of hard to get to and some of the grass looked like it had been laid down by other creatures recently... I loved the sound this grass would make when the wind would blow through it. I got this shot with the sun in it and I just love it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

MK facial =D

I did my Grandma's makeup today. =D We must have been sitting there for 2 hours talking. The boys were probably quite frustrated with me stealing Grandma way for so long. I love doing other peoples makeup! She had a lot of fun too and she looked beautiful, but of course my Grandma is a beautiful person without any makeup at all. She's so cute and classy. I love her so much!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Birthday Night

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." I love this verse, especially for today. I had an absolutely wonderful day, with a bunch of special people. I couldn't have asked or more :) Oh, and that ice cream cake was pretty good too... =D

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Birthday Dinner

This is definitely a deer in the headlights picture, but it's the only one we got of all of us. We all went out to eat at Red Lobster for my (early) birthday dinner. Having grandma here for my birthday is such a special treat! We had the biggest table there and had two waiters :) It was lots of fun and we were all stuffed by the time we left. Now school for the rest of the evening with Luke :)

Friday, February 4, 2011


These girls are awesome :) They came over today to scrapbook and visit for awhile....or more like hours =D Scrap-booking is always best with friends! And, we hope to do it again next month with more friends! =D

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A River Adventure

This morning Luke and I headed to the springs to go on a canoe trip down the river. This included hours of exploring, lunch, fishing, and picture taking. One of my favorite things about today, though random it might be, was when the wind would blow through the trees and the colorful leaves would fall over the river. It was wonderfully romantic :) This shot is of us coming back up the river. <3

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2 Years Today

Two years ago today, I went on a very unexpected motorcycle ride with a wonderful guy. This same guy is now my best friend and my very favorite person to spend time with. He is so gentle, patient, and encouraging to me. His walk with Christ shows in everything he does and he inspires me with his steady faith. Today he surprised me again and asked if I'd like to go on a motorcycle ride. To which I replied, "Of course!"