Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guest Post: Look to the Sky

When Emma first asked me to guest post, I was over the moon excited!.. but then after a couple seconds of replying, I had a realization... I had no clue what to post about!

If any of you have ever read my blog, you would know that it is nothing more than a conglomeration of my favorite things, what I'm feeling, and random nothingness that I feel obligated to post.

But for some reason, as I was waiting for my day to post I kept thinking of the title; Look to the Sky.

I don't know why, but it just kept flashing in my mind. Look to the Sky, Look to the Sky.

I guess I've been thinking of the sky a lot lately. 

 Don't you think it would be interesting if God decided to make the sky green, not blue? What if he would've made the grass blue instead?

God didn't make a mistake. He knew what he was doing when he made the sky blue... and he knew what he was doing when he made you.

i'm sort of taking off from Michlyn's post a couple days ago, and this might be cliche, but come on it's true, so why not hear it fifty bazillion times!

There was no mistake with you. There was no hesitation in His mind when he gave you brown hair (or whatever color of hair) you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

And don't you forget it.

Whenever you're feeling down about those freckles on your face, or anything else that get's you down, look to the sky!

Stop by to get more ramblings like this. :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Daily Ramblings

Well today Joshua had another casting. I honestly have no clue how many times this is! Poor dude's been in them since November. :(
Anyway this time they are not full leg casts. They start after the knee.
I can't remember exactly why, something to do with stretching his foot arches. 

He got stars and stripes for his brother! 
As of Friday he is officially a U.S. Navy Sailor!
After 7 1/2 weeks of boot camp he graduates Friday. 
We will be heading to the Great Lakes area to spend the week-end with him!
Both Grandparents are coming so it will be a big family gathering!
I hope to blog while we are there! But we'll see ;)

On another note, today I guest posted on Hannah's blog. I be super duper happy if you checked it out!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Guest Post: The Little Things Girls Worry About

**When I was asked to guest post on Emma’s blog, I was more than thrilled! I love her blog and it’s an honor to write and talk about things with other people.  So today I bring you a post by me…**

I will have to admit to being guilty of this. Well I am of the female gender and it would be a lie to say I don’t worry.  The thing is that girls always worry about the littlest things.

“Does that boy like me?” “Is my makeup smeared?” “Can you see my underwear line under my yoga pants?” “Does my nail polish match my outfit?”

When most of the time, it’s nice to look pretty… You can’t be perfect. And some days your makeup and hair just doesn't matter. 
I totally know those days.

I really don’t know the answer to why we worry so much. I think it’s just part of our nature that God created.  It’s really neat to think that when we look in the mirror and see our imperfections; God sees us as absolutely and fully perfect.

Though we could sit on our bedroom floor and worry about not wearing the perfect outfit, having the newest trends, or owning that popular pair of boots. We’re not going to let that stop us. Because although we worry it’s just a part of us and well…we are girls. We could rule this world. 
(at least I think so…)

We are strong. We are beautiful. We are special. We are spunky. We are powerful. We are unique.

If we didn't worry about the small details, then we just wouldn't be us. Girls are different. And deep underneath all the complaining, crying, stress, imperfections, and outward appearances…Worrying is just one way we cope.

It’s one way to make sure we can be perfect to ourselves.  Cause honestly, being a teenage girl is harder than I thought it would be. And I truly know that even if my friends, school, or society sees me as imperfect…I’m going to strive to be perfect in my own eyes. It’s worth trying even if we fail at times. AND……….

every little thing is gonna be alright

(I would love to see you stop by and say hi) 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nutcracker 2013

I'm not one for making a post specifically about me.. but... I had too! :)
I posted about it last year so I thought, why not again!

The past week has been a very tiring week. I love and hate shows. Seriously, they're ridiculously fun, but SO stressful! I get to spend long nights with my friends, laughing, and dancing. However, at the end of the day, your toes hurt, you're hair is gross, you smell bad, and you're oh so sore.
Don't get me wrong, I love being a dancer, it just has it's moments.

This year was big because all the 'advanced' seniors weren't here. So everyone stepped up.
I was SO excited when I found out I was in Arabian.

Watching the dance it looks SO simple and easy, but no. That dance is crazy tiring!  

I know this picture stinks but I had to show of my splits. It took long enough to get them there! :) And there's a story...
So about a month ago in rehearsals, Margaret (My partner) and I were practicing Arabian. We go to do the splits and I failed to go down.. er.. smoothly. My back, be wonderful like it is, decided, "Ow, Emma, that hurt..". So I was in utter back pain for at least a week and a half. Then it finally felt better, but my splits were hideous looking, because my back hurt every time I did them. Any other time I wouldn't care, however the splits are the main part of Arabian, they had to look good. Thankfully yesterday it didn't hurt and they looked good, so yeah!!

Well I guess I've bored you guys enough with myself! Have a good week! :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I Heart Faces- "Best Face from 2012"

How can I not. I love photography, contests, and of course, prizes! Plus I have Lily who creates gorgeous photos! Probably best face from 2012!

Photo Challenge Submission

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Belated Birthday

In the Christmas post I told you that my birthday is on Christmas Day.
Whenever someone hears that they always ask (at least) one of these questions:
"So.. do you get more presents?"
"How do you celebrate your birthday on Christmas?"
"Do you like having your birthday on Christmas?"

A few, it's complicated, sort of.

I do get a few extra presents.
We do celebrate. I get a candle on my breakfast, and they sing 'Happy Birthday'. However Christmas is a little full, so we have a belated celebration usually in January.
As for liking my birthday... it's a yes, and a no. I do like it because it is such a unique day (and special) But everyone else is getting presents on my birthday! I know I'm selfish! :)

Our belated celebration was on Tuesday! My Mom took me out to find my shoes! That I will hopefully be getting next week.

Then we went to Ulta, and had lunch a Tropical Smoothie. After that she surprised me by taking me to see the Hobbit! Which I Oh So wanted to see! (Lord of the Rings fan here!)
When we came home, Dad had made the dinner I requested.
He also made me a cookie cake.

So we celebrated! A little late, but.. whatever!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year, New Beginning

First post 2013! So I though why not start out simple. Just one Black and White photo, and verse.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
{2 Corinthians 5:17}