Genesis 1:11-12

(picture taken by Mom)

"And God said, Let the bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit , whose seed was in itself, after his kind, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that is was good."

Serving HIM,


Christmas gifts and my new look

This Christmas it is easy for me to say that I received everything that I had asked for...and then some :D  Don't you just love it when that happens?  Well anyway here are the pictures...as promised :P  Enjoy m' friends!!

I saw this Bible at the Christian bookstore earlier this year and fell in love with it!!!  I was so surprised to find it wrapped...and with my name inscribed :D


 I am finally starting to collect things for my hope chest!  However right now (due to the lack of a chest) I have started a "hope tub", but I intend to get an actual chest {someday} :P

 My dear friend Em surprised me with Christmas gifts...thank you Em :D

 My adopted grandma got me this...I'm excited to use it!  The wooden thing you see in the top left corner is a cute little wooden scoop

 My grandparents from IA got me this outfit...I'll have to take a picture when I'm wearing it!  I love Cato :D

 Sydney got me these...I love them!!!!

 I love this room decoration :D

 I told you that I'd post a picture of my new look :P  What do you think?


The day after Christmas this is the sight I woke up to.  Even though it was a freezing mix {rain, ice, & snow} it was still beautiful :D

a picture to close this post with!

Well m'friends, it is time for me to close this post and head on off to bed for the night!  I pray that you all have a wonderful weekend...God bless you all!!

Serving HIM,


What I did today

Shots.  I utterly despise these...with a passion!  Let me rephrase that...I utterly despise anything that has to do with getting my skin pricked with a needle.  Now I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, "This is a very awkward topic for a post...you must be terribly bored!"
Actually this isn't an "I'm bored so I think I'll write a post by the skin of my teeth! post...I'm blogging with purpose...lol :P

About two or three weeks ago Sydney decided to get her ears pierced!  Well, I've always liked the double pierced look, so I asked Daddy if he had an issue with me getting my ears pierced a second time.  He thought about it and said...yes!

So today, I gathered up my courage and...got my ears pierced a second time :D  However, there was a catch...I had to pay for it to be done with my own money!  I'm so sorry that I don't have a picture right now, but I will soon (along with Christmas pics) :D

Serving HIM,


Happy Birthday Emily!

Emily -
I am so glad that God has given me the opportunity to be your friend!  It seems like we have known each other a very long time.  And I'm looking forward to cultivating a long friendship with you :D

May God bless you immensely as you celebrate this milestone today :D

"Birthday's only come once a year...we need to stop wishing the years away!  'Cause in the end, we realize we can't turn back time"  a quote by yours truly, 'cause I know how much you like them :D

Happy Birthday Em!!

Friends always,

Photo editing - which is your fave? part 2

Here is part 2 of my photo editing journey :D  Again I would love to hear what your favorite(s) are :D  So don't be shy and let me know what you like and what you don't like!!  Enjoy :D

 # 1: getting dirty

# 2: strike a pose

 # 3: absolutely beautiful

# 4: dandelion

 # 5: old friend

 # 6: owen

 # 7: it's okay to let your inner child shown!!

 # 8: a smile makes this life worth while (Wissmann Family

 # 9: have you talked with your Father today?

 # 10: your sibling will be there when your temporary friends come and go!

Serving HIM,


Photo Edits - which one is your fave?

I have been editing some of my older pictures and would love to hear what you all have to say.  Which one of these is your favorite?  Enjoy looking at these :D

 # 1: our precious Gabby

 # 2: my BFFL

 # 3: precious memories

 # 4: God's mighty handy-work

 # 5: our old faithful

# 6: our sleeping angel

# 7: the greatest medicine in life: laughter

Serving HIM,


Happy birthday Toria!

Toria -
3 years ago you and I met through Practically Pink's apron swap.  Just two young ladies who were paired up so we can make/send each other an apron.  But God always has a plan for things...who would have known that 3 years later, a friendship would be cultivated and we would still be in contact.

I have loved our friendship...maybe we can someday meet in person :D

Happy birthday m' dear!

Love your friend,


Snowmen, family, & hope

Our house is decorated...has been for the past few weeks now.  We just hosted a Christmas party two days ago (we had a great time).  We are almost finished with advent story "Tabitha's Travels"...the past two years we were reading "Jotham's Journey" (I highly recommend these stories...they are really good).  Here are some pictures that I thought I would share with you...enjoy!

 Here is my snowmen collection (mom used to collect snowmen, but has given these guys to me :D)
Mamma let me decorate the top of our piano...what do you think?

I couldn't forget to add this little guy!  The sign says, "Snowmen will melt your heart"...and yes I believe that that is true :P

 Syd has been working on her Co-op photography homework...she had to take a self portrait.

 She and I were in the Christmas parade on November 6th...the theme as you can tell was Polar Express.
I was the classy hobo and Syd was the conductor :D

 Yours truly <3

What we are offered throughout our everyday lives, because in nine days 2,000 years ago, our Savior was born of a virgin and laid in a manger.  Then 33 years later was hung on the old rugged cross for our sins, and rose again three days later.

Well that's it for now m' friends!  I better go and finish making ginger snaps and freshen up for church tonight!

Serving HIM,


A must see music video!!!

Chelsy Bontrager shared this video on her blog...and to be honest with you I thought that it wasn't going to be that great.  You know that saying, "Don't judge a book by it cover"?  Yeah well, I've learned something else, don't judge a video by the picture that pops up!  Well okay, this doesn't apply on some videos :P  I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!

Serving HIM,

Do you see what I see?

What do you all see hidden in this picture?  Leave a comment and let me know :D

Serving HIM,


"Cletus Take the Reel" - Tim Hawkins

Thought you all might need a good laugh on this Thursday afternoon :D

Serving HIM,


Happy Birthday Emily!

Emily -
I can't believe that you and I have been good friends for 8 years already!!

It seems like only yesterday, that you (8), Maccy (7), and I (10)  were eating Burger King in the guest house.  Playing, laughing, and just enjoying a new friendship that has been such a blessing to me :D  Then we were all very disappointed when my family and I had to leave at 1 o'clock in the morning :P

You have grown a beautiful young lady who is a mere image of Christ!  May God bless you as you celebrate this exciting time of your life!

Happy Birthday Emily!

Love your friend,