Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Recent Photos

School is almost out, and then I promise I will be spending a LOT more time on my blog. I'm headed out to Indonesia on July, and I'm hoping to do a lot of posts when I get back on how it went, pictures included!!

I just got a new lens, and wanted to share some of the most recent pictures that I was able to take with it!

I very recently graduated from high school, so here is me and my best friend from school in our dorky gowns. Yay for tripods and self timers!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some Recent Pictures.

Figured it was about time I posted something on this blog... ;)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eighteen Loves

I know, I's been far too long since I've updated this blog. There's nothing I can say except that sometimes life takes over, and all of a sudden it's a month and a half later with no word from me.....

It is officially one week until I turn 18, and that day happens to fall right after Valentines day, so I thought it might be appropriate to share 18 things that I love.

1. I love Europe. Everything about it makes me happy, from the rustic houses where stories are kept, to the rain that is a constant companion on any walk through the green countryside.

2. I love Alberta more. From the majestic mountains, to the windy prairies; the cowboy hats to the business suits, it's home. I was born in the windy city ( for all those non-Albertans, that's good ol' Lethbridge) and although I've lived in Ontario as well, Alberta has always been home.

3. I love rain. Everything about it from the way it smells, to the way it makes everything look mysterious and magical. One of my goals in life is to come up with a word that describes the emotion rain creates.

4. I love winter. Yes, I'll grumble and complain with the best of them about the treacherous road conditions, but when it comes down to it, winter is amazing. I mean really, what's better than spending an afternoon wrapped up in a blanket with a good book and some tea? Which brings me to my next love...

5. I love tea. Yes, most of you will know this, but I figured it had to be mentioned anyways.

6. I love writing. This might come as a surprise, but I love it quite a lot. Usually the things I write are only for me, but I enjoy it all the same.

7. I love being on my own. Doing my own thing, and making my own decisions without a million people giving me 'helpful' advice.

8. I love people. Yay for being contradictory, but it's true! I love interacting with people, I love discovering things I have in common with them, even if it's just a reassurance that I'm not completely crazy.

9. I love people watching. Spending hours sitting in one spot really isn't an issue for me, because there's always something to see.

10. I love my family. Hands down they're the best, and chance are I'm going to choose them over anybody else no matter what the situation is. We get a lot of criticism for the way we do things, but you know what, it works for us.

11. I love having sisters. There may have been some times where I wished there was brother somewhere in the mix, but usually I'm pretty happy with my sisters. They're awesome.

12. I love my girl friends. The ones who sit and listen to me when I honestly don't know what I need to be doing. They encourage me, build me up, and are so willing to do anything for me. I've met some amazing people in the last two years, and every time I think about how much I never wanted to move out here I shake my head at how little I trusted in just how much God had things under control. And theres also my amazing bestie from school without whom I think online school would be miserable.

13. I love my guy friends. 'Nuff said. Their protectiveness makes me smile, and I truly enjoy spending time with them and laughing with them. Especially one in particular ;)

14. I love all the 'adult' friends I have. From my 'uncles and aunts' to my older sister, to my other family, they are all so amazing! Every one of them is looking out for me, even when they're plotting the next scheme to get me involved in. I love every minute of the craziness.

15. I love my church. No church is perfect, and I am becoming more and more aware of that, but I also get to appreciate the amazing things about the communion of the saints.

16. I love my Lord. He's the one who is going to get me through the changes in the next year, and He's in control. Thankfully, because I have no idea what I'm doing.

17. I love sweat pants and my TMNT blanket. things ever.

18. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY! See various posts for more information and raving about this love. Love love love love.