Thursday, January 31, 2013

Simple Captures Photo-a-Day Challenge

For the month of February I've decided to do a 1-month Photo-a-Day challenge. 

I'm going to commit to taking at least one photo every day, and posting it here with a quote, Bible verse, song lyrics or randoms thoughts from the day. 

Sounds like fun right?

Wanna join in? Go ahead! Just title your post Simple Captures Photo Challenge, post your picture, and send me a link in a comment or e-mail!

Tomorrow's the day!

Are you ready?
Question is, am I ready? Hopefully! Trouble is finding something to take pictures of! Hopefully it won't be so windy and rainy tomorrow so I can have a chance to feel motivated! For once this week!
No, I already did that. Never mind the motivation. I had that Monday when with the help of my mom, sister, and brother we got the house completely cleaned!
It was much needed let me tell you! It is still clean-ish and it feels nice to look around and see things still in order. :-)

Have an amazing day!
Don't forget, tomorrow is the first day of the Simple Captures Photo-a-Day challenge! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Simple Beauty

Sunsets are one of my favorite things to take pictures of! Almost every night God paints the sky beautiful shades of orange, pink, purple, red, blue, and yellow. I find it amazing how different each sunset is! 

These were some recent sunsets that I took pictures of. All December long we didn't have sunsets at all, and now in January here come these beautiful ones. The colors are breathtaking! I'm so glad God likes to add a little color to an otherwise normal day. :-)

Come February I've decided to start on a one month Picture-a-day challenge. The last one I did was for a year and I barely made it to a month before I quit. This time I'm just doing it on my own, and if I don't end up taking a picture that day, I have some lined up just in case. :-)  One week left before I start! 

Who's with me for the picture challenge?
Do you love sunsets as much as I do?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A few songs I've been loving lately

These are a few random songs I've been listening to a lot lately. They're just for fun, another post idea I had!  :-D

Chris Rice's Piano version of The Church's One Foundation

Waterfall - The Piano Guys (Jon Schmidt)

How Great Thou Art - Carrie Underwood

What Makes You Beautiful (Piano Cover) - The Piano Guys 

Courageous - Casting Crowns

Disney Medley - Doo Wop Shop A Capella Group

Me and My Cello - Happy Together (Cello Cover) - The Piano Guys

What songs have you been loving lately?

Have a wonderful week! :-)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today I Am...{1}

I figured I haven't posted in a very long time, so I should get back at it!  I'm using this "Today I Am..." theme that my sister did a few times on  her blog . It looks like fun, so here goes!

Today I Am...
(And lately I have been...)

This post, and lately writing in my journal and of course writing for school a bit for answering questions and adding thoughts to interesting points. 
I'm not particularly good at writing, and I don't like to so I don't normally write for fun. Sometimes I get ideas for stories, but they hardly ever work out so I've given up for now.

Right now, I'm reading a book on my own called North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell,  I've also been reading my Bible a bit more lately, since I have a new Word of Life devotions book! 
Last summer I read 3 books within a couple weeks, they are: The Lightkeeper's Bride, The Lightkeeper's Ball, and A Vision of Lucy. They were all wonderful books and I highly recommend each one!
I also recommend reading the first book in the Lightkeeper's series, The Lightkeeper's Daughter. 
I also got a book for Christmas (which I have since finished) it's the last book in the Dream House King's series (Frenzy).  It is an amazing young adult adventure series, and I loved each and every book!

Right now I'm listening to Casting Crowns station on Pandora radio, so basically a variety but mostly all Christian in some form with some exceptions. Loving Carrie Underwood's version of How Great Thou Art!! I listen to Francesca Battistelli's  CD Hundred More Years at night, when I go to bed. Lately I've been listening to Les Miserables music (and when I'm not listening to it, I'm humming it. Haha!) My sister is to blame for that one! I can't wait to see the movie, hoping to see it in the theater soon! 

Lately I've been watching movies with my sister. We recently finished watching the 4th season of BBC Merlin, which we both loved SO MUCH! We can't wait for the 5th season to come on Netflix! And I've also been watching Les Miserables 10th and 25th concerts with my sister. We also watch videos on Youtube like Messy Mondays, Jostie Flicks, and Tim Hawkins (comedy).

Around outside and wondering why there isn't any snow. Here in my part of Kentucky there's been no snow for weeks! I find it rather depressing.

I'm learning that geology is really fun! Learning the truth about our world, and the rocks and fossils we find today is amazing! I've been doing the Geology course from Answers in Genesis, and their curriculum is wonderful!

A bit down. Since moving here to Kentucky in June 2012, we haven't yet settled into a church, and I personally haven't made any friends. Acquaintances yes, but "friends" no. Especially ones my age. I'm hoping soon we'll find a church and I'll be able to join a youth group.

Working somewhere very special soon. Hopefully. Making friends soon. Dinner, and the great chit-chat that goes on around the dinner table.

And hoping, for motivation to be able to keep up with posting here! I seem to come on strong and fizzle out quickly. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with it! Also wishing maybe for some subjects to take pictures of! Since we've been here in KY my photography has taken a couple huge steps back from where it was. I don't have as many sunsets, or flowers to take pictures of! :-(

Music, sudoku puzzles, warm blankets, warm kitties, warm slippers, candy canes, glow-in-the-dark snowflakes, and going to Tuesday night Bible study. Bible study has been such a blessing! It's nice to get out of the house and be able to hang out with different people at least once a week.

Well, hello again! Sorry I haven't been posting in almost a year, but after my birthday we got really busy with moving, and now that it's a new year, I feel like I can get a fresh start! 

So what are some awesome things that have been going on in your life?
Have a wonderful weekend!!