Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finally up...

Okay - it's rough, but I have a form up for those of you'd like a free blog makeover/button/header. I'm working on redesigning my main blog and my blog design site - so try not to cringe too much when you see my blog design site! =D Be forewarned, though, I'm extremely busy for the next two weeks, so it's fine to fill out the form - just don't expect your finished product any sooner than four weeks from the time you contact me. Sorry for the inconvenience - our church, which my dad is the pastor of, is doing a booth at the fair this year...and my siblings and I are helping my dad out by working at the booth. =) We're excited, but it'll be very busy! (That's why I won't be able to work on designing!) Speaking of the fair - I need to get off the computer and finish tagging my entries - we're turning things in tomorrow!!          

Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Monday {Water Droplets}

I took this photo when we went camping - it's now one of my favorite photos! =) Water droplets are so fun to capture. Click on the button below to check out the other entries!

Ashley Jean

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Aspire Photo Challenge - Black & White Portrait

Hannah at Aspire is hosting a photo challenge - and the theme is black and white portraits! Head on over to enter...the deadline is October 1st. Here's my entry!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Falling for Fall Photography Contest

I'm also entering Christine's photography contest! Her theme is click on the button below to enter! (The deadline is October 1st)


Picture 'em Photography Contest

I'm entering Emily's photo contest, and the theme is children! Click on the link below to check it out! The deadline for entries is September 28th.              

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yeah for changing leaves! Even though it doesn't feel like fall here, it still looks like it! =) I was in love with the lighting here. You know - when it gets to that time of day where the light is perfect, and to not take your camera outside seems terribly wrong? =) I couldn't decide which of these was my here are all of them! Which one do you like best?

Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Chance Meeting {a short film} guessed it - my brother, sister, and I filmed a movie together. I think we did this a few months ago...maybe in June? I only just had the opportunity to put it all together, camera produced files that I couldn't use on my version of Movie Maker. So, here is the finished product. (Oh yes...and please excuse the trash cans...of course we had to film it when they were out! ;)  ) I'd love to hear what you all think about it - you can comment and tell me! =)

You'll have to click on this image in order to view the video...I'm sorry that embedding it didn't work.


Happy Monday - the simple things

Check out Ashley Jean's blog to read about Happy Monday. =) Here's my entry!


Ashley Jean

Sunday, September 19, 2010

When Peace Like a River…

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

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I love this hymn. It is such an encouragement to me.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shhhhhh...The Secret's Out

Well, you probably didn't know, but I really love to write. =) To make a long story short, I started writing a book called The Return of Justice a few years ago, and I just started a blog to kind of organize all my ideas for the book. I'll also be posting excerpts from the book as I go along, so please follow me or subscribe via email if you're interested! Head on over to be the first follower! =)
I took this at Starbucks...our favorite hangout. =)

Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Quick Thank-You...

Just wanted to say thanks to all my followers (18!)...thanks for your interest in my blog and helping my readership grow. My blog's grown from 5 followers to 18 in just a few weeks, and that is really fun and exciting! I really am privileged to be able to have readers like you. =)

Oh! And the polls are now closed - thank you all for your feedback! I'm planning on changing my blog design (more on that later!) and doing some other things. You can see I'm currently working on posting more and putting up more photos! =) I'm also planning on going ahead with free blog makeovers...I'll have an information page on that soon - so don't forget to look for it! =)

(And, because no post is complete without a photo...)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day in Raleigh


As part of our vacation, our family took a trip to Raleigh to go to the Museum of Science. Here are the photos!


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Couldn’t resist this!



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Micaiah the beekeeper. =) (he wasn’t too happy about his picture being taken! =D)




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Yes…we parked our 11 passenger van in a bus parking spot…


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Do You Remember?

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. ” President George W. Bush.

 "And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.'
Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.; And He said to me, 'Write, for these words are true and faithful.' And He said to me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.'"
Revelation 21:3-7

Friday, September 10, 2010

Photo Entries for the Fair!

Today I sorted through my hundreds of photos and came up with what are (in my mind!) my eight best. It was extremely hard to narrow it down to eight, but I finally made my selections. =) Here they are.
Color Photo – People
Mrs. Kirby and Tanglewood =) 219
Color Photo – Animals
Spring! (March) 073
Color Photo – Other
Camping Trip 2010 267
Color Photo – Sports
Guilford Courthouse 2010 119
Black and White Photo – People
Mrs. Kirby and Tanglewood =) 372
Black and White Photo – Animals
Baby Nathan! 074 - Copy
Black and White Photo – Other
Park Time! (April) 388Park Time! (April) 388 - Copy
Digital Manipulation – Any Subject
Which one is your favorite?