Saying goodbye to 2015 with these beautiful ladies.
I love my new sweater!
I got a goodly amount of reading done today.
Merry Christmas. <3
Snow day! Click here to see more pictures.
Han be cravin' a cuppa.
Today was such a long day, but this little lady always brings so much joy.
Mom bought me a new pair of jeans... Yeah, we're gonna return them. :P I suppose it's a fitting picture for National Short Girl Appreciation Day.
I love this handsome man.
Walked downtown and enjoyed the Christmas lights.
Babysitting. :) Words cannot describe how immensely happy I was that Andrew was able to come for the weekend.
My little Fiona Jaine.
I simply cannot get over how adorable these sweet boys are.
l e t i t s n o w
THERE IS SNOW.
Hanging out with this handsome man (not the most flattering selfie, but this is the only one that I took :P).
Headed to California with Andrew and family!
Mom and Caleb went out to lunch this afternoon, and not only did Mom bring me home a coffee, but also a letter from my boyfriend that had come in the mail! :D I am so blessed.
The blue sky showed its lovely face this morning for the first time all week!
"You have said, "Seek My face." My heart says to You, "Your face, O Lord, do I seek." -Psalm 27:8
A cup of hot apple cider and a Christmas tree make for great company.
He cracks himself up.
Happy little reading nook. <3
Before and after shots of my painting project today.
Selfies with this kid.
Decorated the house tonight, then spent the evening with my parents, a bowl of ice cream, and an episode of Poirot.
'Tis the season... for daily visits from UPS and / or FedEx.
And here we see the Andrew in his natural habitat.
The frost outside is so beautiful!
It's hard to tell, but our sweaters are pretty much the same color.
Black Friday shopping with these handsome boys.
A happy Thanksgiving with my boyfriend! ^_^
It was this or a carpet label...
"And the sunlight clasps the earth // And the moonbeams kiss the sea." - Love's Philosophy
Don't leave me yet, Autumn. <3
Watched the last episode of Lewis tonight... Goodbye, Hathaway. I shall miss your face. I'm still hopeful for a 10th series!
Can you tell I forgot to take a picture for today? :P
The question is... what would YOU do for a Klondike bar?
Fiona selfie! We hung out in the car today while Mama was at the dentist. :)
This was the only picture I took today, so here ya go - my lovely ham and pepperjack cheese sandwich, complete with a cup of coffee.
When you send your sister to buy you chocolate, and she comes home with this... O.o
How is he two already?? I love this little guy so much - he brings such an enormous amount of joy to my life. <3
There is snow on the mountains!
All ready for the circus! These sweet boys are growing up too fast. <3
Isn't this a lovely vacuum bag?
Up at the W's barn.
Always a blessing to spend time with this girl. :)
Autumn, I love you.
Missing my big brother...
Baby girl got some sleep while Mama and Auntie binge-watched OUAT.
Continually in awe of His handiwork.
Life's greatest blessings are unplanned.
Late night talks with my boyfriend. <3
Leave me alone in the car long enough and yes, I will resort to taking dramatic selfies.
Yep, he's a keeper.
We went on a lovely walk today. In the rain. It was quite delightful.
Too much cute.
He came to see me again! :D #boyfriendselfie
Love these ladies.
Saying goodbye at 5AM... I miss him already. <3
Not a great picture as far as quality is concerned, but the sky was so beautiful tonight!
We are officially official!! It makes me ridiculously happy to call this guy my boyfriend. ^_^
Posted this on Instagram for #ThrowbackThursday. Reminiscing the exploration of California with my bestie.
I went for a photographic wander today.
I know, I post so many kiddo selfies... but they're just so darn adorable!
Someone has a serious sense of style.
I was blessed to spend the weekend with this guy. We smiled a lot and had a wonderful time. = )
He looks so depressed. The poor dear.
Happened to glance at the sky tonight and saw this beautiful rainbow arcing over the driveway. So thankful for the reminder of God's promise. :)
Sorry for the terrible quality; I didn't have time to adjust my settings, but look at that sweet face! Love this boy.
So much fluff.
Somebody is just a little excited about his banana.
I've had a cold all week which has been no fun, but I have accomplished a good deal of reading.
A lovely way to spend the afternoon.
Autumn leaves in all their glory. <3
Completely unedited. This is a pretty accurate representation of what the sky looked like last night. It was phenomenal.
Receiving letters in the mail... one of my favorite things.
One of my favorite little guys.
Love my Underwood.
Sunday morning sunrise.
Cali was wonderful, but I am glad to be back in Oregon.
Yeah, so my best friend has skills.
Love this beautiful girl.
Spent the afternoon thrift shopping, exploring Laguna Beach, and drinking milkshakes at Ruby's.
Disneyland was phenomenal!
A good way to start the day.
First day in San Diego with my bestie! So excited about our vacation. :D
So many animal selfies! I love my handsome boy.
Happy first day of autumn!
Went on a 2.5 mile walk with mini today.
"Look at my necklace!"
Pizza with friends.
Hiked Tablerock with these wonderful people. We had such a fantastic day!
So he pushed a pair of underwear around in the stroller this morning. I found that pretty hilarious. XD
Strong To Serve.
Kisses from this cutie.
Baymax says hello.
I was bummed that the lighting didn't work out... this looks like it's from a horror story or something. :P
After the park, we went to see Robin Mark in concert. It was very good!
A photo of our beautiful food because this was my first meal from an OREGON In N Out. Woot!
And a selfie because I was feeling kinda glamorous today...
He's such a doll.
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. The semi-colon is a symbol of hope and recovery. Your story isn't over; stay strong and fight the good fight.
My sweet little Bokeh-boy. ^-^
Yes. This is happening tonight.
I was plodding happily along to the W's house when the golf cart ran out of gas. We were just a little late to church. ;P
I found a happy face! I'm going to call him George.
It was a beautiful day.
I know the mouthful of food is kind of gross, but this picture cracks me up!
The perfect way to start the day - and month! I can't believe that it's September. I am so excited for autumn! :D
I missed my baby girl. <3
Back in the homeland. #Oregon
Don't make me say goodbye...
We had a full field of fruit this year, praise God!
Praying over the food that we're sending to Israel.
Nothing like a California sunrise.
We have way too much fun. :P
My dudes. B-)
So glad to be back. <3 #Gleanings
Picketed against Planned Parenthood outside the Josephine County Courthouse this morning. Leaving for Gleanings this afternoon! :D
We watched Thoroughly Modern Millie at the PAC tonight. It was a fabulous show!
Went to the fair tonight with the fam. It was quite fun!
Yeah... I don't know what he's doing. :P
Poor guy doesn't quite fit. XP
Fiona laid claim to my teddy bear... :p
DIY of the day! The edges are a lot smoother than they look in the picture. :P
Went riding at the W's tonight. Callie was having a bit of a princess attitude, but it was still fun to get up on the back of a horse. :)
Reading The House of a Thousand Lanterns. Very much enjoying it so far!
Babysitting my sweet little niece. I love when she sleeps on me. <3
Went on a walk with the beauteous Brooklyn.
My handsome boy with fancy hair.
Some days, writing on anything but paper simply will not suffice.
I can't believe he actually let me do his hair. XD And he didn't even try to take it out!
The little bros.
Apple crisp. Be jealous.
"I will sing praise to the Lord... kitty butt." O.o :P
So smoky... the photo doesn't nearly do it justice.
These ladies are beautiful in so many ways. <3 Thankful I got to spend the weekend with them.
Lightroom isn't installed at the moment, so you will have to peer through the shadows at our new little kitty until I can lighten the picture. ;)
It's fire season, folks.
Yup, I got burned today. It should tan nicely though. ;) (awkward photo, but the only one I took today =P)
Mom and Dad's prom. ^_^
I got a new clock. =P
Went on a trail ride with the W women tonight. It was quite fun!
And behold... there was a piano.
Someone has an obsession with shoes (and it's not me). :P
Waiting in the car at the doctor's office! He makes me look so tan. :P
Almost done editing my video for the contest!
I didn't take a picture today... D: *sob*
... I was too lazy to get out of bed to take a picture. XP
We drove to Lake of the Woods this morning to spend a day at the church campout. Emily and I had a lovely time rowing across the lake!
Today's exciting event: catching a baby lizard!
My favorite little W's. ^_^
Have a bird. I forgot to take an official picture for today (as I have pretty much every day XP).
Rocking our selfie.
I was out filming tonight and had to pause to admire the sky.
So I kind of love this picture. ^_^ More photos from our afternoon at the lavender farm here!
Went to the Children's Festival today with the younger half of the family. 'Twas fun. :)
Another one of those awkward, for-bestie-only pictures. XP My mental caption when I took this picture: some days, you just look awful and there's not much you can do about it.
My attempt at rousing my creative juices...
JULY 7THWe had the most magnificent sunset tonight! The sky went from blue to gold to orange to red to purple to black in about half an hour. Coupled with the thunder rumbling in the distance, it was a pretty epic evening. The color in the photo below is shockingly accurate. Crazy weather here in Southern Oregon!
When your sister accidentally breaks your laptop screen one week into CampNaNo... >.<
Stalking the newlyweds... heh. B-)
Happy fourth of July! We didn't go to see any fireworks, but I sure enjoyed looking at this sky. #noedit
Our little kittens are such sweet, docile creatures...
2015 is half over - wow! It's hard to believe how quickly the time has flown by.
Oh my goodness... two days in a row!! How is this possible? Argh!
I didn't take a picture today... O.o
Little Miss got a hair trim.
Watched these crazy kids killing themselves in the heat for a while before they realized that hanging out at the mall made way more sense. :P We had a good time.
Now that, my friends, is a beautiful machine.
Blended strawberry lemonade - perfect for a hot day.
Once again, I didn't get around to taking a picture for today. This is the best I've got. :P But she does little pretty adorable in the bee wings her nana made her for her birthday. :)
Another delightfully cloudy panorama. ^_^
Went and saw Inside Out tonight. It was pretty cute (although I thoroughly despise the short * shudder *).
All de babies!
We celebrated Fiona's birthday tonight. She ate her cake like a lady, and very much enjoyed it. ^_^
Finally bought my 50mm STM lens!
Birthday selfie! Can't believe this sweet girl is one already! (terrible pic, I know. She wasn't feeling smiley, and my face is doing something strange. :P)
Mom and I have been working through Poirot. Nothing like a good, old fashioned British crime drama.
Syrup Lady had kittens - again. :P They're very shy; hopefully I can post a better picture soon.
When the power goes out, it's time to make coffee the old school way. ;)
Hello Grants Pass. #homewardbound
Got to see this beautiful woman while in Portland (again :P)! So glad I got to see her again and say goodbye before she leaves for Romania. <3
My mom made the most amazing mud pie. ^_^
Rocking out in our toddler sunglasses. B)
Glorious sunset tonight.
Started writing a story yesterday. :D Planning on using this idea for Camp NaNoWriMo next month.
I bought this (totally amazing) personalized wax seal stamp for my friend's birthday. :)
Spent the afternoon at the beach with my family. More photos here!
My beautiful birthday gift from my grandparents. My grandma's father faceted the stone, and she had it set for me.
Yes... I bought another one. ;P A 1941 Royal Typewriter.
She's a goof. ;)
Happy June everyone!
Valor likes to bring me flowers. :)
Aslan makes sleep look effortless.
The little guys had fun playing outside today. They built a Costco in the front yard. ;)
Haven showing Fiona how it's done.
Babysitting at the W's again. The exciting event of the day was catching a wild baby bunny! The kids were ecstatic at their find, but sad when I said we had to let her go. :P
Made pizza for the family tonight! It turned out rather wonderful, if I do say so myself. ;)
My modest candy supply. :P
My handsome boy's profile. <3
I took so many lovely pictures today, it was hard to choose just one to post. I took this (via a timer) after dinner before Ariel, Stephen and I left to see the show. Such a lovely day, and an incredible show!
Roadtripping to see Phantom of the Opera!!
Yup. A selfie. But I actually like this one. :P And look at that gorgeous necklace Valor gave me. <3
He pretty much thinks you're hilarious.
Glorious sunset tonight.
My positively gorgeous birthday gift from my parents.
Yes - *another* parking lot pano. ;P And a sloppy one at that. But the sky sure is lovely, isn't it?
Coffee break during the photo scavenger hunt. ;D #teamMSCDK
Birthdays are for Dutch Bros. and messy hair and outings with the sistah!
Can't get enough of this sky. ^_^
Went to Target with my babes.
Just chilling in the wellhouse. Gotta love it when the water gets knocked off and they send me down to fix it. :P
Mary Poppins lives on... Valor and Levi decided to play "Mr. Banks and Herr Von Hussler" today, and dressed up in their business garb. So cute! ^.^
Scandalous picture of my legs. =P Haha, sorry, I didn't get around to taking a better picture today (although this dress is pretty amazing).
Had a lovely afternoon shopping with Mom. :)
Brought Levi with me to the W's to babysit today.
Apparently Valor equates this to being "done" with his peas. :P
Harrison Ford doesn't look too pleased. Watching Firewall with my brother and an old friend.
Endlessly thankful for this little boy. Today was rough, but his sunshine smile and adorable dancing skills made it a little easier.
I had a cuddle-buddy on the drive home. :) Still haven't decided on a name for him.
While in Gresham, Caleb and I visited our old house. So many memories...
Heading to Washington to visit some friends!
Donuts + coffee = a lovely way to start off a new month.
There's nothing like a good book and some good chocolate.
This face never gets old. <3
These document titles pretty much describe my mental state right now.
Got up at 6 this morning to pray and enjoy a beautiful sunrise.
Valor has been enjoying the shape blocks that Mom bought for him.
Babysat at the W's today and took the kiddos for a ramble. :)
Went on a walk today. The weather was absolutely gorgeous.
Once again, the only picture I have for today is a selfie taken to send to my bestie... because when she sends me cute pictures of her with her boyfriend, I like to send pictures of me sitting alone on the couch to remind her of my singleness and how I'm totally rocking it. B-)
Funny how even the simplest things can hold so many memories...
I found a little heart. ^_^
I love where I live. <3
Late nights and warm fires and tasty smores and good conversation.
Hiked up to Table Rock with some amazing friends today. The view was absolutely breathtaking.
Found a little friend today.
The little boys have been bringing in their spring findings.
I love getting new books. :)
It's spring time, folks.
That awkward moment when the only picture you take is a horrible selfie of your messy hair that you texted to your bestie... XP
Love these ladies! <3
Beautiful spring day.
A hair cut is a good excuse for a selfie, right? ;)
Can't take my eyes off the sky.
This guy turned seven today.
Reading stories with this little guy.
Up bright and early for the show today. So thankful that I got to experience this incredible sunrise.
Made a little friend today. His name is Felix.
I finished A Grief Observed today. Such a great little book. There were so many parts that I related with.
Went and saw Do You Believe? tonight. It was really good! I was impressed.
Enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home in the warm sunshine.
Waiting backstage with my fellow sweeps.
Opening night - so excited!! :D
The clouds completely captivated my attention on the way to rehearsal tonight.
If you look very, very closely, you can see my hand on the far right. ;)
Ladies and gentlemen, Mary Poppins is flying!
Aaand the hair comes down.
Tianna practiced styling my hair today for the show. :D
Eating for the first time. She likes the avocado!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The show opens in ONE WEEK.
The sky has been spectacular this past week.
The bro is making dinner tonight. :)
MARCH 16TH I never tire of the wonders of the sky.
He's home!! :D <3
Horseback selfie! Went riding with some friends today, and it was amazingly fun.
Love my little cuddle-bug. <3
Someone is gonna rock daddy-hood.
Selfie wi'the brah.
So... I'm published! I sent this story in November 2011, and they just published it today. :P
I took some daffodils to Josh's gravesite this afternoon.
So my mom bought me these socks. And I really love them.
Mary Poppins promotional get-together! Chilling with my fellow statue in our crazy Supercali hats. :P
Every sunset this week has had me in awe.
The Banks family!
Happy March! Here's my face. ;P I don't know what that expression is supposed to mean... I need to stop taking selfies. =P
The clouds were absolutely phenomenal today - how do I choose just one picture?
Painting is a dangerous task.
I read quite a few Psalms today... Such a wonderful book.
These are the best.
Went on a walk downtown before rehearsal tonight. I love looking at the old buildings.
She's such a little sunshine.
Startin' him young. #dutchlove
Photo credit goes to my friend who was visiting for the weekend. I forgot to take a picture today, so I'll just use his. ;P
Happy birthday to my brother Daniel! Can't believe this guy is fifteen already (you can see more pictures here).
Apparently all I took today was a selfie... so here y'go.
Gorgeous sunset on the way to rehearsal tonight.
Can you tell I'm going for artsy? :P *cough* Yeah. I was tired. I blame tired.
We went to the Oregon Zoo today and I took a good many pictures, but I think this one is my favorite.
Happy Valentines Day! We had the most glorious sunset tonight. I wasn't able to get a good picture of it, but it was positively beautiful.
My daddy gave me a rose for Valentines Day. :)
Ice cream is a cheerful food - what true words.
My little brother makes a pretty awesome Michael Banks.
Went on a walk with my little guy. :)
He's going for a 'windswept' hair style today.
Went to tap class this morning and had a blast. :)
I love this passage.
Borrowing some tap shoes for the show. Super excited about learning to tap for Step in Time!
The creek has filled up from the downpour of rain this week.
Welcome to the new and improved Gotham City.
I forgot to take a picture, and was so exhausted that I couldn't bring myself to get out of bed. So here's a picture of my awesome lamp. :P
Being sick isn't quite so bad when I have my boys.
Walked around GP with the sibs today. :)
It is surprisingly hard to remember to take a picture everyday. Sometimes, I remember when I'm already in bed, and too tired to get back up. So I take a picture of my sheets. XP
We have an incredible view.
This cat amuses me.
Levi and Valor were preaching to each other this morning - literally. ;)
Homemade blended mocha.
I got a piece of Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. It... was amazing.
Roadtripping with Mom to Portland!
Practicing my metal stamping.
This is how I get work done.
Made my first muffin-in-a-mug today. It turned out quite tasty. :)
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard in flight.
The mighty Rogue.
He never fails to make my day.
These little guys are so cute.
Almost asleep... and then I remembered that I hadn't taken a picture. So here's a lovely shot of my clock.
No, I don't play Xbox, but the controller is pretty boss.
I forgot to take a picture. O.o
Someone thinks Chip and Dale are funny.
Such a handsome boy. :)
C. S. Lewis has so many good quotes.
Droplets of dew.
I like to coordinate with my books. ;)
This is what happens when I leave it to auto-focus. Oh well, the bridge of his nose is nice.
Beautiful sunrise this morning. I didn't have time to grab my camera, but luckily I had my cell phone on hand.
Went to a bull riding even with Dad today, which was awesome! While there, I also witnessed my first public marriage proposal, so that was pretty neat. Not what I would call a romantic setting, but hey, she said yes!
I love this little girl so. Stinkin. Much. <3
Polaroid from New Years Eve.