Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Look Back On 2015

Happy New Years Eve everyone!! Wow, I can not believe how fast the year went by! Can you? 
I have been looking back at 2015 a lot latley. 2015 has been such a great year filled with amazing things! I loved it all. Yes, 2015 did have it's hard times, but those hard times have helped me to grow to be the person I am today. God has blessed me with so many amazing people this year, online and offline. I hope you all enjoy this post and have a lovely day! :)

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January- January was a busy but fun month for me. School started back up on the 4th and a week after that we were invited to one of our really close friends wedding. It was so much fun and I loved going to it!! :D A couple weeks after that we went ice skating with our Homeschool Group. It was so much fun! I actually wrote a post about it on my old blog. You can see the post here.

Febuary- Febuary was a nice relaxed month. I actually enjoyed it! It was wasn't a good month, but it wasn't a bad month. You know what I mean? It was just nice and relaxed. :)

March- In March I had my 13th birthday! That is probably one of the best birthdays I have ever had! :) I had an amazing birthday party with my sisters and a few of my best friends. And that was the month I got my Nikon D3200!! :D March was also my Moms birthday and my siblings and I made her a cake and some cupcakes. :) We had lots of fun doing it! :)

April- April was a kicked back kind of month. Nothing to crazy was going on. My family and I got to go to Sunrise Service for the first time and it was neat to go to. Later on that day we went over to my Grandparents house and had an Easter dinner. We also searched for Easter eggs while it was snowing! :) It was a fun day. Later on towards the end of the month I got to be a photographer at a Baby Shower! I had lots of fun doing it! :) Also that month we had a surprise birthday party for one of  our leaders at Youth Group. It was so much fun to put on for her! She has been such a big part of my life and has helped me so much in my relationship with God.

May- Ok, now May has to probably be my most favorite month out of this whole year! May was so busy and loads of fun!! In the beginning of May we had our Spring Recital. I loved going up and playing my song, Piano Sonata in C Major, and listening to all of my friends, and my siblings play their songs. It was the first recital that I had played a grand piano in. All of our other recitals we played were in a small little church with an old, out of tune piano.
A few days after the recital I went and spent the night at one of my best friends for the first time! We had a photo shoot, watched a movie, had root beer floats and played MASH. It was so much fun! Just a couple days after that we had our Homeschool Field Day! :) My Mom puts it on every year and it is such a blast! :) Also, why I love this month so much is because I started this blog, Every Bit of Lovely. With the help of my awesome friend Anna! :) To end the month my Grandma took us to watch a professional Rodeo. I had a great time and it was a blast to go and watch!

June- In June summer started, and summer starting means the beginning of Swim Team! This was my second year of swim and I was really pumped! :) After a couple weeks of practicing we had a virtul meet with Weaverville! (that's another small town about an hour from were I live) It was a quite meet and was a nice one to start the swim year. Just a few days after that we had our our annual Shark-A-Thon! I was really proud of myself for swimming for 150 laps. 2 days later we had our Shrak-Fest meet. It is the biggest meet of the year and it goes on for 3 days. All of the surrounding areas come and we all compete. It was so much fun and I loved every bit of it! :) Also, that month my Aunt, Uncle and cousin came down from Montana to visit! It was so good to see them and we had such a great time! June was a really fun month but it had its hard times too.

July- In July we started it off with having a fun 4th of July! :) We went to Antelope Creek and Orrs Lake to go fishing. Sadly we didn't catch anything but it was still fun. You can see some pictures I got from the trip here. After we went fishing we came home and watched fireworks! :) On the 25th of June we went to an out of town meet in Weaverville. I had so much fun competing with other swimmers and hanging out with my friends.

August- In August swim ended and life started to go back to its normal-not-so-crazy-self. That month I went to our County Fair  twice with some of my best friends. It was lots of fun! Also, one of our really good friends from San Diego came up with her boyfriend to visit. We spent the day with each other playing games, eating, and talking. It was so much fun and it was really good to see her! :) August is also our canning month. I always love canning with my Mom and sisters.

September-  September was just a normal kind of month. School, hanging out with friends and chores was pretty much all we did. Something really fun we did though was go on a trip to the Lava Beds with some close family friends. It was lots of fun and it was really cool to go inside all of the caves.

October-  October is kind of our crazy birthday month! ;) October 1st was my Dad's birthday, and October 2nd is my sister Shealynn's birthday, October 11th is my Grandma's birthday, and October 17th is the twins birthday. For Shea's birthday she had over two of our best friends. We went to our local candy store and came home and watched movies. It was really fun! :) On the 17th Brody and Brae, the twins, turned 10!! :D We went to the mall and Brae got her ears pierced. After that we went over to a miniutare golf course and played golf. Also at the golf course there was go-karts! We all got to ride in one and it was so much fun! :)

November- November was kind of a rough month for me. My Grandpa had just been diagnosed with cancer and I was so worried and scared. Everything was just feeling so hectic! I just felt so helpless. To add on top of all of that my Dad got pneumonia and the rest of us had the stomach flu. Our family was sick almost the whole month of November. I started having emotional breakdowns because I was so sick of being sick! I couldn't go anywhere or do anything. I was miserable. I was also really afraid that we wouldn't be better in time for Thanksgiving. But, God is so awesome and we were all better by Thanksgiving. Instead of having a big sit down dinner for Thanksgiving we went Christmas tree hunting and brought our sleds. We had a lot of fun sledding and we found a really nice tree. We also roasted marsh mellows and had sandwiches. A couple days after we had my Grandparents, my Aunt and her boyfriend over for a Thanksgiving meal.

December- December was actually a pretty good month. In December everyone was feeling better and we were able to go out and do things. On the 6th my best friend and I hosted a bonfire party for our Homeschool Group. It was so much fun and I loved it!! :) December 12th is my best friends birthday so I got to spend the day and the night with her and her family. I love her family so much and I am so blessed to have them in my lives! :)
That month we had a special treat. Our parents took all of us to go watch the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. It was such an awesome movie and I would totally recommend to go and watch it! :) Our Christmas was really great! I woke up to snow and presents under the tree. I had a really nice relaxing day with my family.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Graditude Tag

Hello everyone! How has your day been? My friend Vanessa over at Simply Me tagged me for the Graditude Tag!! I am really excited about doing it and I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Have a lovely day, and thanks for reading.

1. What is your favorite quote or verse that reminds you to be grateful? 
"Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things." I absolutely love that quote and it always reminds me to be grateful for every little thing in life.

2. Who are you grateful for?
There are so many people I am grateful for! God has been so good to me and has blessed me with so many amazing people in my life. Here is just a few of the people I am thankful for. I am thankful for my my Mom, she has been there for me every step of the way and I don't know how I could live without her. I am thankful for my sister Shealynn, she has always been right there with me and has made the hard times barable. I am thankful for my little brother, he is such an amazing guy! I am thankful for all of my friends, I would probably go insane without them!! ;P I am thankful for my Grandpa, he has taught me so much. I am thankful for my Dad, he works so hard and keeps our family feed and clothed. I could go on and on but I think I will stop there. ;)

3. What life events are you grateful for?
This might sound a little bit weird but, I am thankful for all of the hard times God has put into my life. They have all helped me grow stronger and have brought me closer to God and have started new friendships. All of the hard times have helped me and taught me to trust in God and to let him lead. Cause he knows what he is doing. Without all of the those hard times and trials I wouldn't be the person I am today. :)

4. What is something you are grateful for but often times don't think about?
My bed. I have never actually thought about it until a couple days ago. I mean, think about all of those children and families in other countries that don't have beds!

5. What are you going to do to show people your gratitude towards them?
I am going to be  there for them! I want to let them know that I care about them and also let them know that they are loved. And just to say little things like" I love you" or "Thank you so much for all you have done for me!"

I tag...
Emily - An Open Window
Noor- Little Bit of Sunshine
Maddy- Maddy's Digital Diary
Ellie- Uniquely You
Katie- Sparkly Ambitions 
Christine- Green Gables of Avonlea
Abigail- Author of my Hope
Shea- The Crazy Chick
Mikayla- The Bubblegum Ballerina 
Michaila- Mic's Room
Hannah, Anna, and Emma- The Three Musketeers
Allie- Spreading My Joy 
And last but not least I tag...YOU! ♥ 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Today, since it is Christmas, I thought I would share with you all an edit I made last year around Christmas time. Enjoy and have a lovely day! :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Snow and Fog Photos

Howdy everyone! How's your day going? So yesterday my family and I took a quick trip up to Oregon  to do a little bit of late Christmas shopping. I brought my camera and took some pictures of the scenery on our way over there. I hope you all enjoy the photos I got and let me know which one is your favorite! Have a lovely day, and a Merry Christmas. :)

Snowy trees!!

Fog forest! ;)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Things...

Hello all of my lovely followers! How are you today? I am doing pretty good. Today, I just thought I would do a fun post of some of my favorite Christmas things! Also, I would just like to take the time and thank you all so much for reading and following my blog. It means so much to me that other people enjoy reading and looking at my post! :) Thank you! And thank you so, so much for 43 followers!!! Holy cow that is awesome! Thank you guys a millions times!! Ok, I got that all out now lets begin the post! Hope you all enjoy reading it and have a lovely day! What are some of your favorite Christmas things?

Favorite Christmas Movies
Loves Christmas Journey
The Santa Claus
The Grinch
Ruldolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
The Polar Express
Christmas With The Kranks

Favorite Christmas Stories
The Birth of Jesus Luke 2: 1-20
An Unexpected Christmas Guest by Edwin Markham
The Legend of the Candy Cane Lori Walburg
'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
The Manager Was Empty by Casandra Lindell
Trouble At The Inn by Dina Donohue

Favorite Christmas Songs
Mary Did You Know
Silent Night
Away in A Manager
Linus and Lucy
Joy To The World
Greatest Time of Year
Santa Claus is Comin To Town
Where Are You Christmas
Last Christmas

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody!  Today, I thought I would be sharing with you all some of my latest Christmas Photography! :) I hope you all enjoy and let me know which one is your favorite. Have a lovely day, and a merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Interview Swap with Michaila

Hello everyone! Long time no post! I missed you guys. So, today I thought I would share with you all an Interview I did with my friend Michaila over at Mic's Room. I had so much fun doing it with her! I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did and have a lovely day! :)

What is your favorite Christmas song?
That's a hard one for me. I am going to have to say my favorite favorite is Joy to the World. Then I have a few... Silent Night, Winter Wonderland, Go tell it on the Mountain, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and The Carol of the Bells.

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Yes, about half of my Christmases here have been white, and I definitely prefer a snowy Christmas!

Whats your most memorable Christmas?
I have many memorable Christmases, each wonderful and sweet.

What it your favorite Christmas movie?
Elf. I also like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas; cartoon and live-action.

Do you have an Christmas traditions? If so, what are they?
My family gets our Christmas Tree about a week before Christmas, I decorate a little pine branch for Sam & Mocha's tree.

What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
Gingerbread Men, me and my Mom make them all homemade.

How many of Santa's reindeer can you name off the top of your head?
Ruldoplh, Blitzen, Dancer,

What it the best Christmas gift you have ever received? 
Jesus is the best gift. Secondly, however, my camera, to take thousands of beautiful photos.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

November Look Back

Hello everyone! Today I thought I would do a November look back post! I thought it would be fun to do a post like this every month. What do you guys think? I had a lot of fun writing this post and I hope you all enjoy reading it! Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day! :)

Fun Things I did this November
1. I went to my duet recital with my best friend.
2. I watched Captain America: The First Avenger, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, for the first time! They are both now one of my favorite movies!
3. I became apart of the Worship Team at my Youth Group! :D
4. Went sledding for Thanksgiving!
5. Had my grandparents, Aunt, and her boyfriend over for a Thanksgiving dinner.
6. I got a Pinterest account! :)
7. Talked to one of my friends I meet over the internet for the first time. Had an awesome time talking with her!! :)

November Song Favorites
Fly-Maddie and Tae
Start A Fire- Unspoken
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
No Matter Where You Are- Us the Duo

Movies I watched this Month
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Remember the Titans
The Grinch
Dear Santa

Books I Read this Month 
The Princesses of Bammare by Gail Carson Levine
Password to Larkspur Lane by Carolynn Keene

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving Day...

Hola everyone! Today I thought I would share with you all some photos of my family and I's Thanksgiving day.  For Thanksgiving this year my family and I went up to the mountains and went sledding! We also got our Christmas tree, roasted marshmallows, and drank hot chocolate. It was such a fun day!! :) I hope you all enjoy the photos I took and let me know which one is your favorite! :)

Miss. Skittles! :)

Remi!! :)

Shealynn sledding! :)

My hot chocolate! ;)
                                                  What did you do for Thanksgiving?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!! I hope you are all having an awesome day! Since today is Thanksgiving I thought I would share with you all this Bible verse edit I made for today. I hope you all enjoy and have a lovely rest of your day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Let it Snow!

Guess what everyone?!? This morning when I woke up and looked out my window is was snowing! It was so beautiful! I had a lot of fun playing in the snow with my siblings and taking photos. After we were all done playing in the snow, we went inside and had some of my moms homemade hot chocolate. I am finally starting to get into the Christmas mood! :) I hope you all enjoy these photos and let me know which one is your favorite. Have a lovely day and a great Thanksgiving!

Brae chucking snow at Shealynn, haha! 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fall Photography

Bonjour everyone! I looked out my window this morning and seen how beautiful it looked outside. So, I ventured out with my camera, my boots, a little basket I bought awhile ago, and took some pictures. I hope you all enjoy the photos I took and have a lovely day! :) 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Interview with Allie

Hello everyone! So, I had the pleasure to interview my sweet friend Allie over at Spreading My Joy! You all should check out her blog, leave a comment, and give it a follow! It's an awesome blog and Allie is a pretty awesome person. I hope you all enjoy this interview as much as I did and have a great day! :)

Could you give us a short introduction of yourself?
Hey! I'm Allie and I have quite a few blogs Spreading my Joy, A Friend Loves at All Times, and Allie's Blog Designs. I love photography and dogs. 

How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for about three years in all.

What is your most favorite thing about blogging?
I like the inspire and spread my joy to others around the web.

What was the most best day of your life?
That's a tough one...I don't really have one!

If you could choose between a ninja or a secret spy agent, which one would you rather be?
I would rather be a secret spy agent and be all mysterious! 

What do you want to do when you grow up?
I would like to grow up and have a family and be a photographer, if that is what God leads for my life.

What do you like better, hands or feet?
Hands down hands are better!

What is your favorite Bible verse?
This is the hardest question! I like James 4:7, Isaiah 54:10, and 2 Corinthians 4:18.

What is your favorite quote?
I like two: Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too, and : Life is like a camera, you focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negative, and if things don't work out, take another shot. 

What is your favorite TV show?
I like Girl Meets World and Full House.

Thank you so much for letting me interview you Allie! I had fun! :)
Thank you, Shelby, for offering to interview me for Every Bit of Lovely! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

What I am Thankful For

Hello everyone! Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, today I thought I would share with you all a little list of things that I am thankful for. :) I hope you all enjoy this post and let me now down below in the comments what you all are thankful for. Have an awesome day!! :)

1. My Family, I don't know how I could live without them!
2. My Friends, I love my friends and they have always been there for me whenever I needed them. I would go crazy without them and I thank God for each and every one of them!
3. My camera, I would probably go crazy without it! :P
4. Horses, horses are just awesome and I can't imagine a world without horses!
5. Food, I could not live without it.
6. Books, I love books and I am so thankful for them!
7. Youth Group, I love my Youth Group and I am so thankful I get to go to it every Sunday.
8. My Mom, she has always been there for me and I don't know what I would do without her.
9. My little brother, that little guy is such an inspiration to me. He is so forgiving and doesn't care about what people think about him. I am so thankful God put him into my life! :)
10. My best friend, she is so awesome and is always there for me. She is a blast to be with and I love her to death! I am so thankful that God put her into my life.
11. Jesus, I couldn't live without Jesus. He is my Lord and savoir and I am so thankful I have a choice to have a relationship with him.

What are you thankful for?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Morning Photos

Hello lovely people of the internet! It was really frosty this morning and I decided to go out and take a couple pictures. I love how some of the pictures turned out, and while I was out there my cat came up to me and I started to take some pictures of her as well. :) I hope you all enjoy the photos I took and let me know which is your favorite. Have an awesome day!! :)