November 25, 2011

I Love My Family

I love taking pictures and making videos with family whenever they come over, whether it's a holiday or we're just hanging out. My cousin, Carissa and I make music videos all the time from Katy Perry to Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. It's always so funny to watch them back and see how goofy we look ;) Here's a Katy Perry song we did!

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I can't believe Thanksgiving has already come and gone, and now we are entering the Christmas season. For some reason, it doesn't feel like it at all. So it might take a little longer to find the Christmas cheer, but I am determined to find it SOON! :D

Some of my Favorite Christmas albums (don't laugh...Haha):
Favorite Christmas Movies:

G.N.O for Ceci's Birthday!

Such a fun night! :)

"I have been blessed-I thank God for all I've been given at the end of every day!"

(Lauren Conrad's blog)
Thanksgiving was a blast! My dad and I went bike riding in the morning, watched the Macy's Parade, my grandpa came over and visited awhile before the rest of the family came over (my aunts, uncle, and cousin). We ate, we talked/laughed, went to Walgreens and Wal-mart with my aunt and mom, and I even worked on my speech I'm giving on Wednesday.

Jello salad

My new Thanksgiving sweater (Urban Outfitters)

We played Family Feud before eating dinner
Thanksgiving feast

What I did after dinner....

Played Wii bowling

November 24, 2011

Day 6-I'm Thankful For...

God; the everlasting life He brings and the unconditional love He gives. He loves me and is there for me when I don't deserve it. Even when I walk away, He's still there. Everything I have in my life and everything I don't is for a reason. God has a plan for my life, and as long as I follow Him, I will be just fine. He has blessed me with so much, and thank you just doesn't seem to be enough for all that He does for me and family! I don't deserve it, but because of His love and grace, He does it anyway. God has given me so much strength and courage to do things I've only dreamed of, and I know it will only grow from there.

Thanksgiving Eve

It was quite a day! You know, I look forward to this time of year every year; it's my absolute favorite. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas more than I do my own birthday. Anyway, it feels like this year I might need a little extra cheer or pull a little "fake it til you make it" technique. Life's about working around the little road bumps and unexpected twists that are thrown our way, and that's exactly what I'm going to do this year!

I had two classes today, and now I am FREE for 4 whole days! Hallelujah! :D Mom and I decorated the house for Christmas, which was fun, and I think it looks great now. I think I am starting to get in the holiday spirit after all.

After Mittens (our cat) knocked the ornament box on the floor

The ornaments that broke :/

Disney village

The full effect

"Away in a manger..."

Making Jello salad...My grandma used to make it every year :( I miss her!
I also got to hang out with the girls tonight, which was a blast! We went to Starbucks and talked for several hours! Lots of laughs and good talks :) Can't wait to hang out with them on Friday!

November 23, 2011

Today's Outfit-November 23

Today's Outfit-November 23

J Crew knit top
$80 -

True religion
$167 -

TOMS flat heels
£37 -

BDG vintage satchel bag
$30 -

Day 5-I'm Thankful For...

Music and writing. These have been two MAJOR constants in my life for as long as I can remember. Music has always just been in my blood, something I HAD to do, and something that has always been in my family from the time I was really little. Writing came into my life...well, as soon as I learned how to write in Kindergarten haha. From that moment on, I was always writing stories and screenplays, and making these visions that I had in my head come to life. I think what was the coolest thing for me, was that whatever I wanted to happen could, because I was in control with the pen.

When I'm lonely, when I'm sad, when life is unpredictable (and it usually is), when I'm happy, when I've had the most incredible day...whatever the situation is, when I crank up the volume to my Ipod or put pen to paper, my world gets a little bit better. It's my escape, it helps me heal, and helps me process whatever it is I'm going through. Honestly, I thank God for the gift of music and writing. Not only does it help me when I'm able to sing or write, but I love being able to connect with other people and learn more about them as I hear their words come to life. Both are truly so much a part of me, I'd be pretty lost without either.

November 22, 2011

Words of Wisdom

Day 4-I'm Thankful For...

My church family. I've been in church all of my life, and as a matter of fact I've been at the same church for 19 years. But, for as long as I've gone there, I've always just known my parents' friends or have just gone to church there, not really doing much else. I wasn't very involved, other than when I was little and in Christmas plays. When I was 17, I finally started getting into the Christmas choir, as my own doing, no one else telling me I should. Joining the worship team, and doing the Christmas show for the past couple years has really helped me get to know so many people. I know they've always got my back! They pray for me, they encourage me, and they really do want the best for me. It's so cool to have this new family/support system, and I feel like they've really been helping me in my walk with the Lord. God sent them into my life for a reason, and I'm so thankful He did! They're also a ton of fun to be around! :)



BDG cableknit sweater
$69 -

Green Bean Casserole
$75 -

Cajun Fried Turkey Breast
$80 -

Family Like Branches On A Tree vinyl lettering wall sayings home art...
$8.99 -

So excited for the Macy's Parade, bike riding with my dad, food, and spending time with my family! It's going to be fun. 

November 21, 2011

Taylor Swift Speak Now Concert CD and DVD

"This album is for and because of the beautiful, wonderful people who were kind enough to grace me with their presence and company in the stands, seats, and rafters of this tour. To those incredible people, thank you for hanging out with me!"