Monday, February 24, 2014

vlog (video blog) with Anna

My little sis Anna and I are kinda crazy, as you can tell from this video. We were supposed to be answering some fun questions, but a lot of the time we told stories and just rambled.

Anyway, I'll let you go ahead and watch it. If you have any questions for our next video, just comment here or on facebook and we'll include them! Maybe next time our video will be a little shorter. ;)  The quality is better if you watch it in HD.

And yes, I know I'm a little bossy (Anna often reminds me I am, ha).

Friday, February 14, 2014

things I love

-- pretty, simple necklaces

-- iMesages from my mom

-- loud, massive headphones and new songs from Tenth Ave
-- walks outside in the snow

-- long letters from England

-- good dreams

-- the way hot soup tastes

-- paychecks

-- paint-chip bookmarks

-- lamps
-- seeing other people's faces when they get flowers

-- cute, romantic love stories ('cause I'm a girl ya know)
-- little sisters and Valentine's Day goodies

Saturday, February 8, 2014

silver trees

written a few days ago . . . 

Though we've had lots of wintery weather lately, when I went outside this morning I couldn't help but take my camera along. Snow had covered the world a few nights before and later that night a thin layer of ice glistened on top of the blinding snow.

It's funny how something so ordinary, like your backyard, can be transformed into something so magical. The ice layering the trees turned them into silver, making the plain, bare trees look like treasures fit for a palace. And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, the sun peered through the clouds. The bright, cheery light turned the silver trees into shimmering gold.

I think sometimes God just likes to show off His creativity.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

happy birthday to me

There's something about being seventeen that seems a bit older than being sixteen. Not only are you actually one year older, seventeen-year-olds are expected to be more responsible. They should be more mature. You're not the "sweet sixteen" anymore and hopefully you have things a little more figured out than you used to. Maybe when I tell people I'm seventeen they won't think I'm so young and innocent. Not that I want to be evil or anything -- I just don't want people to think I'm oblivious to the world and what's going on around me.

Last night I watched the "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" clip from the Sound of Music just because and today I sit in a pile of homework. I'm pretty sure that no matter how much I study there's always more studying to do. It's probably part of being seventeen (so much for being excited about that).

Here's a picture of me, surrounded by school (most of it is hiding behind me). Ignore the oatmeal can. It's part of the 3D Anatomy Model I'm supposed to make.