Monday, September 11, 2017

9/11

Image result for 9/11 pinterest*

Sixteen years ago the 9/11 attack has happened. 

  I was too young to know what was going on, or even remember it. But I do know the devastation and pain 9/11 left America with.
 
 This past summer I was able to go and visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. To say I was speechless is an understatement. To know of the heartbreak, death, and dashed hope. To hear the calls of those in the second tower phoning home to say they were safe, and myself knowing that it was only a matter of time before they too would be fearing for their lives. To read the notes of people trapped on floors that they threw down, and the responses of the men and women who tried to rescue them. Of walking beside the Survivor's Stairs, and seeing the destruction of what seemed massive, strong, and indestructible now bent and broken...Seeing the faces of all the victims-their names, their flights, departments. Hearing how passengers fought back, and memories of loved ones they left behind. It was a surreal experience.

the gaping black hole
all that's left of tortured souls
as the water endlessly pours down
like in the tears that loved ones have drowned
a moment of silence 
for on this day
our country was never the same



*pic from LoveThisPic

Monday, August 28, 2017

It Has Begun




  In the whirlwind of today, I'm just taking a moment to say "College began today." It is such a strange thought to think I am now a college student. Even stranger that I am considered an adult. Time passes so quickly, and the preparation for this semester has come and gone. I have already completed my first class of the day (with nothing going wrong), and will soon be headed to my next class.
  I love my campus- how all the buildings are unique and have a history to them. I especially love the library, which has five stories <3
I've met some great people, some who I hope to better acquaint myself with, and enjoyed my morning bike ride ( living close to campus has its perks :)  ).
Though this is only a short, chaotic greeting from the school, I want to say thank you for those who supported and encouraged me as I got ready for college life- especially my mom and dad (whose 20 anniversary is today!!!) Would not be here without you all.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wrap Up


LIFE

   Where to start. I guess I'll begin by saying, "I'M DONE WITH SCHOOL!" *dances around* I graduated from school and now have the whole summer to conquer the world. XD  I'll be attending college in the fall, so there's also that. (It's such a cute campus. I really love it and am so excited and nervous about it.) This month went pretty well actually. We had my graduation ceremony, and then the party a week or so afterward. My grandparents were all able to come and visit for a week, so that was really cool to see them again, and to have them see my graduation. I even was able to go to prom, so that was a lot of fun.

   Also, I got a new phone! There's a long and complicated story about my previous phone (which was only like 14 months old) but the short version is that it no longer would be able to serve me. I ended up switching phones, and now am the owner of an Apple. So yeah, it's been nice figuring out all the cool stuff on it. (rose-gold is such a pretty color) I feel like I have a complicated life because everything seems to have a long explanation lol.

   On a travel related note; I was suppose to go on my graduation trip in July, but it ended up getting canceled. Though I'm bummed I won't be able to go on that particular trip, I am super excited for Plan B. My grandmother and I are going to be going on my new trip this upcoming weekend (so soon!), and I can't wait. (If you follow me on my social media -Instagram/Facebook- you'll see where and what it is before I actually post about it on here) It was really last minute, but am so glad it worked out, and that God has provided for the trip. There were a lot of things that could have not made it enjoyable, or possible.


                                     RANDOMNESS:


I ate a candy bar before going to bed, and it was delicious. Whatchamacallit is now my favorite. <3

I am saying words incorrectly more often-so I got to play it off cool (yay)

Guy from my youth group calling me and not realize he was talking to me until 10 minutes later. Very awkward conversation

The moment when my heart stopped while in the library. I looked over to see someone standing in front of a bookshelf with no head. I was so freaked out for the half-second it took me to realize that they had their head was turned sideways. (I tried to get a pic, but she moved and I was trying not to appear stalkerish)

Sending a letter to a friend in Europe, and her getting it. (was so nervous it wouldn't go to the right address since we don't speak the same language XD)

Friend: "I think the icing on the cake is melting."
Me: "Nah. That's just the water affect of the ocean."

Savvy: *gasp* "My foggied window!" *silence* *crickets chirp* ..."I mean. My window fogged."

Savvy: (talking about mom) "How long has she had this cough?"
Biz: "A couple days. A Lot of couple days."

(So this is like a "thing" Savvy asks every so often now. Biz's responses get cuter each time)
Savvy: "Why are you so cute?"
Biz: "Because God made me that way because he wants me to be cute, and he wants cute kids so he made them that way."

Biz: "Can I put water in the gun?"
Dad: "No, you do not put water in the gun."
Biz: *gets toy and shoots Savvy with dart gun*
Savvy: "Wow. That actually hurt"
Biz: That's 'cause it's a real gun"

Biz: "Did God make our eyes by getting marbles and painting them?"

Biz: (explaining to us her conversation with Lacy our cat) "'So here's the deal. I'm looking for Buttercup. Have you seen her?' And she was like 'No. Have fun looking for her' and I was like 'Ok. Have fun licking your paw.'"

Biz: "I need to eat lots of candy so I can be sweet."



Also, I had a couple people that asked commented, but I still have room for some more if anyone wants to enter some questions for my Q&A post. I may answer it in a video....but that's only if I get enough interest XD

Monday, May 15, 2017

This Chapter has Ended



I'm done. High school is over. Sitting in my room, where my lil sis is quietly playing with her toys and my books, it's strange to think today was my last day of high school. I didn't have a normal childhood. I didn't have a normal social life in school. Do I wish I had the normal American upbringing? No. I have loved every memory and adventure my parents have given me. They've taught me so much, and have given me wisdom to prepare me for the future. They protected me, and shown me how to have discernment. I'm so thankful that I didn't have to worry about the social drama that is in school; that I have experienced so much in my young life. I had no clue what would happen after I finished school, but God has guided me, and I now have an idea on what will happen. This only the beginning. The next chapter has yet to be written, and I can't wait.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Giveaway Winners!


Thank you all who entered my giveaway. I was glad there were so many entries, compared to just one. :) And now for the winners..... *drumroll*

Faith Potts

Anika Joy

Congratulations! I sent you both an email, so be sure to check your inbox.

 A lot of you requested posts of my current work-in-progress (Changeling), life-related (college), or a post of my bookshelves. So I will be working to have those as my next posts, or a little bit down the road.




(and don't forget I'm still collecting questions for a Q&A in my last post!) 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Five Year Blogging Anniversary + Q&A + Giveaway!



 Here is my mystery post I promised you guys! April 6 was when I first started blogging. Five years ago. O.O I didn't realize it was that long ago. Although I'm not the most avid blogger, I have to say I love the blogging community. Some of you guys have been with me since the beginning, and others have just recently started following me. Whether old or new, I am glad you found my little corner where I tend to ramble a lot, and often forget to post, but either way, I hope you'll find something here that will offer you encouragement, or let you glimpse into my adventurous life.

 To celebrate my 5 years of having this blog, I am hosting a giveaway for the next 6 days. (yay!)

Also, I'm collecting questions for a Q&A post. So if you've always wondered something, or just want to give me a hard time by giving some complicated question, feel free to leave them in a comment below.

Now, for the giveaway. I will be giving two prizes:

Prize 1: King's Blood by Jill Williamson




Prize 2: Broken Window by Christa Kinde (signed!)


This giveaway is open only for those whose mailing address is in the U.S. (sorry, international shipping is just a bit too much)
Good luck!



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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March Wrap-Up


So.....this is late. Usually I am good, and post my monthly review on the last day of the month, but someone (*glares at wifi*) decided to act up this whole weekend. I decided I still wanted to post, but this wrap up will be brief.

Life
I had such an amazing time this March. I turned a year older, I got to visit all of my friends (I hardly get to see most of them, but then I saw them all in the same month?! Definitely a gift from God.) I went up and visited my friend in Chicago for a whole week (and I may or may not have returned with a suitcase full of books XD) We had one "good" snow, but it went away pretty quick. We've had such a crazy winter, and not it's spring, so who know what'll happen. Also, I got my own room! So now I just stare at my books all day long and do nothing else (kidding)


Randomness

Dad: that's too loud
Izzy: just plug your ears

When I flew to Chicago, the kid sitting next to me had the same birthday as I did. O.O it was meant to be

Forgetting the date
*when you forget it's March and say February*
*writing 2016 instead of 2017*

*visiting friend's house for a week*
*walk in the house at one point and see a stranger*
*pretend all is normal, and I expected them to be there*

*orders a shake and float with someone*
 employee ask: "is a float mixed?"
 owner: "no. A float is not a milkshake."
response: oh dear

Eating ice-cream in 20 degree weather

Izzy 'calling' me in the car, pretending to be mom and saying I could bring Izzy to Chick-fil-a
(it was adorable. She legit thought it worked.)

The time I randomly my ear was shocked by an earbud.

Izzy asking if Jesus was invisible and camouflaged since we couldn't see him
Then asked if a sycamore tree was sick. XD

And now my lil sis knows how to pick locks*shakes head*
me: locks door. *hears Izzy trying to open it*
*she runs back upstairs*
*runs back down*
*fiddles with the doorknob*
*she opens the door with a grin*
apparently she just finds little tiny stuff like a key ring and a dime to turn the slide that locks my door. So no escape from her! ;)

Losing my pen 10 times in the span of a few seconds (note to self, don't have a pen on your bed. It will get lost)



So there was my month in the matter of minutes. XD (I know it's missing some sections, but I'll do my best to get them back in my next monthly post)
Anyway, I have news! I'm not going to say a whole lot just yet, but be on the lookout for a post in the next few days. There I will reveal a surprise! (super excited, and and trying to get everything ready.)

How is your April going? Can you believe it's already the 4th?! Will you check back for my post?