One of my favorite times of the year is Spring, when it’s getting warmer and the flowers start to bloom. The world gets greener as new life springs up everywhere around me, and I just want to praise God for His beautiful Creation.
“O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” Psalm 104:24
I especially love to photograph flowers when they begin to bloom. I’ve done of lot of peach blossom photography, but I haven’t taken many photos of apple blossoms. This is strange, since our house is literally surrounded on all sides by several different apple orchards. (We live in the biggest apple producing area in Mexico.) So this Spring it was one of my goals to photograph some apple blossoms, so one morning in early April I drove to a nearby orchard for a photoshoot. I went at around 8:00 in the morning, so that the sun would be low in the sky for the perfect lighting. It wasn’t quite as low as I would have liked, but still good. 😀
Anyways, on to the photos! (I took about 250 in total, but of course, I will only be posting a few of my favorites.) XD
I had so much fun with this, especially since I hadn’t really done a full-out photoshoot in quite a while. I’m so glad I had this opportunity. 😄 Thank you so much for reading this post, and I hope you enjoyed these pictures! ❤️
“Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” Jeremiah 32:17
I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I took a needed break from bullet journaling in April. I tried to put something together, but it just wasn’t working out and was getting stressful, so I just decided to skip a month. 🙂 But now I’m back, with my set up for May! The theme is…
🌸 Spring flowers!! 🌸
I didn’t feel up to doing anything super artistic on the cover page, so I decided to make a collage with some Spring-y photos and quotes I got printed recently. I think it turned out really pretty!
I did an activity tracker (which I probably should have called a workout tracker) and a sleep tracker, both of which I hadn’t done in a while. I decided that since I did nothing in April, I wanted to do extra in May, so. 😂 😁
There are several different trackers here, including a gratitude tracker, social tracker, and a little section for goals and rewards.
My favorite spread, the book tracker of course. I’m really excited about the books I’m reading this month. As you can see, I’ve already read quite a bit…. 😂 (And by the time I’m writing this I’ve already finished a couple of them….) XD
I really like how this set up turned out. My favorite thing about it is probably all of the pretty colors! I’m really excited to be getting back into bullet journaling. 😀
If you guys have any themes that you’d like to see me do in the future, please let me know in the comments. I’d love to see your ideas!!
Hey everyone!! Can you believe it’s almost August?! To me, August seems to signify that we’re nearing the end of the year. How crazy is that?!
Also, this set up used up the LAST of my bullet journal!!!! “tis a bit sad, like saying good bye to an old friend (Hey! It stuck with me throughout this whole year!). BUT. I have another one coming in the mail soon! I’m excited to get it, and to show you guys in my September set up. 😀 (Spoiler: It’s a certain shade of green. That’s all I’m saying. You’ll get to meet him next month.) 😉
Anyways, the theme for this month, is….
I’ve been wanting to do a sunflower theme for months, and I’m (mostly) really happy with how it turned out! There are a few things yes, that definitely could have been done better, but for the most part, I love it. 🌻
Here is the cover page, Word of the Month, Goals (which I haven’t written yet, sorry!) and a gratitude log. As you can see, I have everything pretty compact and squished together, since I had only a few pages left in the book to fit everything. When I get my new journal, I hope to be a bit more loose with it, and be able to use some more pages! And I love how the little sunflower I drew turned out…. 😀 (If I do say so myself. Lol!)
My word of the month for August is Meekness – something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately! Which actually brings me to my first regret – the lettering I did for “Meekness” is atrocious. I thought and thought of ways to cover it up, but that was easier said than done. At last, I decided to be meek, leave it as it is, and post it anyway. It’s a good reminder to be humble… LOL! 😂
Mood tracker (which I love!) habit tracker, and a goals and rewards thing. 😀
I did a sleep tracker for the first time last month, and it went well, so I think I’ll start adding it to my regular set up from now on. 😀 The second page was empty and I couldn’t decide how to fill it, so I finally decided to do a very random “life tracker”. Kinda like a habit tracker, but different. I think it turned out pretty cute!
And this brings me to my second regret, which is how I accidentally wrote “Life”… Oh well, I’ll survive! XD
And lastly, my Books, Bible and Social Tracker! I left some space on my books and Bible sections, to hopefully write in more books that I want to read, but didn’t necessarily plan on. 🙂
And there you have it! There’s a weekly log page as well, but it’s pretty boring, so I won’t show it here. 😉 I really love this set up, and CAN’T WAIT to use it! Yay for August! And sunflowers!! 🌻 ❤️
As a bonus, here are some sunflower pictures I took last year, that I love! 😀
I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! If you bullet journal, what’s your theme for August? 😀
Hey everyone! I’m just popping in to tell you guys all about our trip to our grandparent’s house a couple of weeks ago. 😄 (I mentioned it briefly in THIS POST) 🙂 I showed y’all a few pictures, but I have a bunch more here for you guys!
Warning: This may be a long post, so get ready! XD
My grandparent’s live in the mountains of Coahuila, Mexico, about a days drive from our house. We left early in the morning (around 4:00 am, I think). And somehow I was actually able to doze on and off a bit between 5 and 6, which was nice! At around 7:30, we stopped at a burrito stand for breakfast. (If you know me, you know that’s my favorite part of any trip – getting burritos from one of those burrito stands on the side of the road.) Ok, maybe not my FAVORITE, but I love it. Don’t worry, being with my grandparents was much better.😉😂
Waiting for our burritos in Parral, Chihuahua 😁
After that, we settled down for our long journey, listening to the daring adventures of Ranger Bill along the way. (Ever since our friends, the Cooks, gave the audio drama to us, no trip has been complete without it!)😂
(Oh, and I forgot to mention, Lizzie brought her dog Jock. He actually did really well in the van.) 🙂
And this is how we entertain ourselves in the car… LOL! Poor dog! 🤣
After that, everyone had to try on the sunglasses. 😎
Bekah and I worked in our bullet journals for a while, despite the constant bumping and jostling of the car. (Mexican highways are so much bumpier than in the States) XD We didn’t end up doing for too long though, so we wouldn’t end up ruining our journals forever. 😂 But it was still fun!
Me. Taking a photo. In the gas station bathroom. Brilliant, I know! XD LOL.
After that, we spent the rest of our time reading, being weird and laughing too hard, singing to instrumental bluegrass hymns, being bored, and looking forward to getting there. 😀
I also found some neat photography opportunities at a couple of the gas stations. 😀 I really like how they turned out! 😀
My sister, Grace, tried taking a picture of me… The sun was so bright, it uh, didn’t exactly turn out…! 🤣 🤓 ☀️ So yeah, enjoy this super weird picture of me. 😉
Well, after driving for most of the day, we finally arrived!
The mountains around their house are so pretty!!! ❤️ ⛰
While there, my friend Carolina (Caro) came for a visit. It was so awesome to finally be here after being friends online for quite a while! 😀 We had a lot of fun together!!! 💕
We took LOTS of pictures. I’m only showing you a few of them, haha!
And of course, we had to take at least 1 silly picture. Or 35. But I’ll save your guy’s sanity, and only show you one. 😉
More fun pictures!
And more….!!! 😀 ❤
On Friday, we went to church, and my dad preached and led singing. 😄
After Church, we (SURPRISE) took even more pictures! Haha!
While we were there, my parent’s celebrated their 19th anniversary, and my Grandma, Aunt, Sisters and I set up a date night for them in the bedroom. 😀
I made this cards to put on their table. (And it was my first time using a real calligraphy pen, so that was super fun!) 😀
And yeah, I think that’s about it!
And, I just realized, I have no pictures with my grandpa, or grandpa! (How did that happen?!) 😲 Well, I love you very much Grandpa and Grandma, and I’m sorry I didn’t get pictures with you guys. To make up, I’ll just have to post this pictures from another 2019.
(I love you, Grandpa and Grandma!!) 💖
Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. It was an awesome, super fun trip! ❤
I’m so sorry about my unannounced break from blogging. XD I was super busy, we went on a trip, I was unmotivated for a while, and I just never found time to sit down and make a post. Between all those things, I’ve been gone for almost a month now… In fact, my last post was my March Recap. Oops!!
Anyway, back to the original purpose of this post…. IT’S MAY!!! (Well, as of tomorrow) 😉 (Is anyone else as shocked as I am? Comment below) XD
~ I got the books in the mail that I talked about in my Book Haul post! (Very quick background story: I bought the book Little Women on a used books website, and it ended up being a very revised kid’s version… So I bought it again!)
This time, it was the original, and IT’S SOOO THICK!!! I love it…. 😍 I’m really excited to read it. (I love thick books!!!)
And I also tagged on two Anne of Green Gables books, since I had a $5 coupon. I’m excited for those too! 😀
~ A couple pictures from Church.
~I planted a (very) small flower garden! I planted zinnias and sunflowers. I’m really excited for them to come up!!! 😀 I’ll probably post pictures when they bloom, but until then, you’ll have to content yourself with this beautiful picture of… dirt.
My poor flower bed looks rather forlorn at this point, but don’t worry, something will *probably* come up. 😉 😂
~ I sewed a skirt and an apron! I really love how they turned out. 😄
~ Selfies with Lizzie XD (Believe me, I had to search through the pictures for a decent one that wasn’t too goofy) 😂
And honestly, not a whole ton else happened (that I remember at least…..) XD
ONLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY MONTH!
(In case you thought I had no more pictures to show you…. Believe me, I have a lot.) However, I want to do a ful post on it later, so I’m going to *try* and choose only a few to show you for now. 😉
~We went to my grandparent’s house this month, and we had a super fun time!! I had a lot of fun with my grandparents, and my aunt, and I also got to meet my uncle’s girlfriend, Carolina. 😀 I’d been friends with her online for a while, and it was so great to finally meet her! 💖
And I have a TON more pictures, that will just have to wait till a later post. 😄 It was a great time though! 😀 ❤️
In April, I….
~Riddle of the Ruby Ring by C.R Hedgcock (4.5 Stars)
~Set Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy (5 Stars!)
~ Scout and the Haunted Castle by Piet Prins (4 Stars)
~Romance God’s Way by Eric and Leslie Ludy (4.5 Stars)
A few days ago, our peach tree (finally) blossomed, and I was super excited to photograph them. I’ve been waiting for the tree to blossom so I could take pictures!!! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. 🙂
I love this one!
I love this bee!! ❤
And that’s it! I love how this photoshoot turned out!! 😀 ❤
“…the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it:” Isaiah 42:5
“O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions” Psalm 104:24
I realized that I haven’t posted much photography lately, sooo… I’ve decided to fix that! 😛 😀
So, for starters, my uncle gave my a camera that’s so much better than my old one! (Thanks sooo much Timothy! 😀 ) And he taught me how to use it, and I’ve been totally loving it! 😀 😉
“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3
I love this one!
“Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:12
I think this one is my favorite…! 😀
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
For those of you who do not yet know what this is, it stand for Random Piece of Randomness. 😉 😛
This video is sooo funny!!! (How even…?!?) XD 😀 😉 😛
Which picture was your favorite? Should I start doing more photography posts? Do you enjoy photography?
Hello everyone! I’m sorry I missed last months update. So, I will make it up, and do the last two months in this post. 🙂
Lately I have been enjoying “trick photography”.
More photoshoots of my sibling. 🙂
As you may know, if you’ve been keeping up with my blog, we have sold our van, and bought a new one! You can read about that here.
James thought this was so weird!!! Wait, it is… Really weird…
This one is sooo creepy! I’M GETTING KISSED BY A CARROT!!!!
The kids were playing house, and then asked me to take their family picture for them… Susy (3) is the mom, James (2) is the dad, and Bekah (8) is the child, along with a few other dolls. As you can see, the family kind of collapsed in the second picture. And I’m not entirely sure why the mom is sticking her tongue out…
We went to Colorado around the end of June and beginning of July. We were helping our grandparents with the wheat harvest. I will post more pictures later, but here are a few of them. 🙂
The rest of the month, went on mostly as normal. Then on the 26th of July, we had the Franklins and the Pereanus here from AZ!!! We had an awesome time of fellowship with them!!!! Again, I’m planning on posting lots of pics later, but for now, here are some of my favorites! 🙂
Dad took this picture at the dinner table.
Josh Franklin took this giant selfie right before they left. Not quite everyone is in this picture.
Some of them sang for us at the church in the mountains. 🙂
Here is a video of Gracie, Jeri F., and I singing Amazing Grace to the tune of When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. We had a lot of fun with this arrangement!!! 🙂
Well, that’s about it for now! The Franklins and Pereanus left here yesterday morning. The house seems so empty and quiet without them!!! 😦
And here is a fun random question for you… So I was cleaning up some pin needles, and suddenly got inspired for this picture… What is it of/from? Sorry, it’s not a great picture, but… 😉
Hi everyone! April has been busy, fun and… Hmm, what else? Musical!!! My sister Gracie and I made four whole song videos all of which will probably make their way here, one by one eventually. There was several beautiful sunsets, and I took tons of silhouettes with my siblings. But those will be in another post by themselves later (cuz there are so many of them, lol!)
A few of the sunsets
And even a sunrise!!! (I don’t usually get to take pics of those. You can probably guess why!😛)
I decided to post just one of the silhouettes on the post. I just grabbed a few of my siblings, and shot them real quick. (With the camera, of course! 😀)
Aww! Little sister, Susy.
My absolutely adorable brother Philip!
And this is one of my favorite pictures of James. Isn’t he so, so cute?
Some pictures from my sister Gracie’s photoshoot that I did for her.
My Dad, preaching.
Me, playing around with iMovie… 😂
My younger sisters, Gracie (13), Lizzie (10), and I, singing at a Mennonite church while Dad plays the guitar.
Well, that’s about it for this month. We also have a stray kitten that our dog Velvet brought in from somewhere. My siblings are having a blast taking care of it.
Oh, and also, I made a video for family camp! I didn’t get it done until just now, so that’s why I didn’t post it her until now. Here it is!