Haley ~ 5 Months

:) I love, love this little baby!!

Because we've been doing this with Haley, I got a "month picture" taken...


I apologize for the quality of this picture. It was put through a filter because it was posted on Instagram, and that makes the quality worse when seen on the computer...but I think you get the point of this picture anyway. ;)



Today is my last day to be fourteen.
This year of my life has been full of great memories and experiences, and I am a little sad to say "goodbye" to fourteen. 
But, at the same time, I am excited to see what God has planned for me in the next year; what He will teach me, how He will use me.

God has blessed me with so much. I have godly parents, fun siblings, an awesome "extended-immediate" family, really great friends, a place to live, food to eat, clothes to wear, my health and my family's health. And the list goes on.

It is so amazing to know that all of my life, God has always been there; that He has heard every prayer, loved me unconditionally. And it's amazing to know that He will always be with me, He will always hear my prayers and that He will never stop loving me, no matter what this year or future years hold.  Thank you, God!

(taken from Spiritual journal)


Favorite Characters: Legolas

I recently watched The Lord of the Rings movies again with my dad and brother, and I was reminded of something...

Legolas is pretty cool.

I mean, 1) he's an elf, 2) he always stands up for his friends and protects them the best he can, 3) he's loyal to The Fellowship and finally, he's an archer! And a pretty good one too, I might add.

I have always thought that archers are super cool, so Legolas has been one of my favorite characters in LOTR (the others being Gandalf, Sam and Pippin) ever since I first saw the movies for mainly that reason. ;)

  Apparently, there are some "Legolas funnies" out there...some people have way too much time on their hands...


One of my favorite hymns

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.


And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"