Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

my little apprentice

When you talk about things like "what should I wear?" and "does this look cute?" You may find that your brother follows in your footsteps and starts obsessing over what he's going to wear on Christmas, a week in advance....

That's the note he left on his jeans when it was laundry day. A week ago.

Today, he laid out his whole outfit, to show me, and ask if it was "good.", that's what happens when your sister is obsessed with fashion. It rubs off.

"walking in a winter wonderland!"

So, this morning, as I was getting up, look what I saw out my window!

Isn't it gorgeous?!

I actually went outside in my PJs and boots and hat and coat and took pictures.

It was like a snowy-frost that coated everything. The news people were calling it "freezing fog."

Don't you just love winter?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

go air force!!

{Me & Elle}

I can not believe that I still had these pictures on my camera, just waiting to be downloaded, but low and behold, there they were! But I suppose that now is as good a time as any to blog 'em.

A couple of months ago, my family and some friends went up to the Air Force Academy, to watch the Air Force vs. Navy football game. It was so epic!

Now, you should know that I'd never been to a football game, and really had no idea what to expect. And so you can imagine, me, at a football game. I had absolutely no idea what so ever about football games. I though touch downs were called goals...that's how bad I am at sports. :)

But, surprisingly, I had about the best time ever!

{Oh and a big thanks to Elle and Mr. Reese for explaining the game....I actually could figure out what the players were doing!!! High five!}

So, before the game, we had a party type thing in the parking lot...

Complete with pie!

Then, we headed into the football field...{where Elle stole my camera and took some awesome pictures!}

And the game began.....

During the game, we got funnel cake and cotton candy....

Listened to the band...

And took more pictures!
And I have to say, I had so much fun! I could even understand what the players were doing....most of the time.

Go Air Force!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

true confessions...

Confession: I'm supposed to be doing science home work right now, I'm not. :) But it's ok, my mom said I could take a break...I'm not that evil!

Confession: I haven't practiced piano yet today, and I so desperately need to.

Confession: I really, really, really, really, want some more outfits..."it's almost Christmas, Kimberly, you can wait till then!" But I'm really selfish, and I want them now.

Confession: I threw a fit today...yes, I know I'm a baby. But I needed to get it out of my system. {And in my defense, it was for a good reason.} Now I should be good for oh, at least a day, maybe two. Seriously. I'm not kidding.

Confession: I want to make my blog "public" so y'all don't have to keep logging in. Wouldn't that be so nice? Plus, then...maybe more people would read it?

Confession: I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really...miss our old camera. (REALLY!) It was one of those awesome dslr kinds. Adore! My dad says that we're going to get a new one...I hope so!

Confession: running out of confessions. :)


Do you have any {slightly embarrassing} confessions you wish to share? It feels good to get them out!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

thoughts of today

Outside my window . . . It's sunny, but cold!

I am hearing . . . My brothers, shooting each other with Nerf guns.. oh the joys of being an older sister!

I am creating . . . a presentation for History class...7 minute speech...HELP! :)

I am looking forward to . . .CHRISTMAS! Oh and my birthday! 20 more days 'till I'm a teenager!!!

I am thankful . . . for my amazing, amazing, amazing church! It's such a blessing to me personally and to my family.

I am praying . . . for my grandma, who is having surgery today. Love you grandma!

I am hoping . . . that I get all my homework done, quickly! I have a ton to do, and not a lot of time!

I am remembering . . . the time my dad was on a business trip on glad he'll be home this year!
I am noticing that . . . my nails desperately need to be painted!

I am reading . . .Wispers of Winter by Tracie Peterson

Words to think about . . . "Any thing worth doing, is worth overdoing." Love this!

A moment from my week . . . Getting an A on my English essay...sorry, that really sounded like bragging, but it just made me really happy! :)

Something you may not know about me . . . I want to learn to play the guitar. My mom said possibly in like a year. Sigh!

One of my favorite things . . . my school. I'm absolutely learning so so so very much, it's like the best ever!

Well, I'm off to go do that History assignment I was telling you about, Au revoir!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

for granted?

Sigh, life can seem so complicated at times, can't it? It seems just as you're starting to figure something out, your world falls apart. Life is so, so full of "what ifs." Far to many, in my opinion. We worry about things we shouldn't, and wish for things to be different. I'm not sure if that makes any sense at all, but it's true. But really, how often do we sit back, and thank God for what he's given us?

I need to be reminded again and again, that everything happens for a reason, for His glory. He plans out our days, before we are even born. We get so caught up in the day-to-day. Things like studying for the history final, or perfecting the piece of your artwork which is going in the exhibit. Things of that sort seem to take over my life, and I forget about what really matters. God. He is the one who gives me life and breath and everything I need. How often do I stop to thank him for that? How often do I take these things for granted?

I want to become more and more like him everyday of my life, but how can I do that if I'm not taking time to really talk to him, and thank him. I can't. It doesn't work like that. However much we want it to, it doesn't. We can't snap our fingers and automatically think we are somehow "closer" to God. We need to spend time in his word, take time to talk to him. But, how ever much it seems a good idea, it's hard to do. I get "so busy" with life. "So busy" with everything. It's no excuse. Even though life can seem so confusing, so scary, we know that God is with us. And through things that might seem so hard, and so big, he grows us through those experiences.

I want to be drawn closer to God. But I can't do it alone. I need his help. But he promises to help us, and we can take so much comfort in his word. I pray, that God would be drawing me closer to him. That he would help me to spend more time in his word, and in prayer.

"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."