Sunday, August 26, 2012

:For The Beauty Of The Earth:

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies. 
For the love which from our birth, over and around us lies. Lord of all to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.
-Folliott S. Pierpoint 

I fell in love with that hymn as a little girl. My old piano teacher gave it to me to learn and play. Of course it was the kid version. But as soon as I learned it, the words stuck with me. And I've loved it since. 
I've seen so much beauty. Morning dew, park trails with family, pear picking with friends, watching the clouds in the blue sky. God's given us such as amazing place to live (for now). And He deserves to be praise for that. He made us, send His son for us, loved us.

I think sometimes we get caught up in our lives, our problems. So much so that we forget about God. We go day to day without talking to Him, or reading His word, or praising Him. It's sad how I'm too worried with me that I push God off. 
God never stops loving me, so why should I stop praising Him? 

Friday, August 17, 2012

:Tennessee Road Trip:

                 "I'd travel the world, love, but swear I'll always come back to you. So don't be so darn worried when I leave. You're always on my mind. Like all the time. Even when there's miles and miles between remember this, I'm never that far away."


I had the most wonderful time in TN. I saw mountains,a heck of a lot of cabins, downtowns, family, a rodeo, water slides, roller coasters.

My family and I stayed in my great uncle's cabins. Well, just one of them. It was lovely. My siblings and I exploded his yard, which is the woods. Pretty awesome for photos.

Yes, I rode my first coaster. The Wild Eagle, it's the first winged coaster in the US and just came out this year. So i was pumped bout that. It was the scariest, amazing, freaky and awesome thing I've ever done.

I visited the Smokie Mountains, they were unbelievably gorgeous. :):):) <3

There's so much I did, it's shocking. But I'll leave the rest to your imagination.



The night before the trip.

Britt Nicole. Love listening to her, she's such an encouragement.

Reflections in the van. 

My Timmy. :)

The Ohio River. We were crossing it into Kentucky.

Playing on the Fire.

The TomTom.

Jonny. Getting so big so fast.

My converse. I have an obsession with taking pics of them.

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Caleb's cam.

My family. Left to right- Mom, me, Caleb, dad. Then left to right in the lower row- Seth, Timmy, Paige, and Jonny.

One of my favorites.

Mason. My third cousin. He was my little buddy. He'd hold my hand and cuddle up. :) I hope he remembers me.