Monday, March 28, 2016

Growing Up & Other Changes!

Phew! So much has happened this weekend! I'm growing up...too fast for my taste, but inevitable.

First things first:

Only 17 days until my birthday!

And I will be 18?!?!

How?!?!?! How am I so old already?!?!?!?!!?


If I'm 18 in only a few more weeks...that means I can date in a few more weeks??


I'm scared!!!...

...just kidding!!! I'm really really excited!!! John is a wonderful man!


When did my friend Elijah grow up??

I don't mind growing up, as long as my friends don't!


Heidi is actually going to Belize in a few months??? It seems so far away and yet so close!! When did she become old enough to nanny in another country?? Last I knew, we were at a sleepover, giggling over boys and who knows what else!


I have a job? Like...I really got hired tonight?! I didnt imagine all that??? I really have a date written down on the calendar to fill out paperwork?! For real?!!? :~D Ahh I'm excited!!!!


...I need to get my permit I have photo ID...I can't stave it off any longer....


If you're growing up like I am, remember this:

You are NEVER too old to go on the swings! Whether you are racing to them to beat your friend and just do it out of sheer pleasure, or you sit down on a swing late at night so you can cry, you're NEVER too old for the swings!!! For which I am really glad!! <3 If I grew up and couldn't go on them anymore, I would miss them!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Swinging just need 4 sisters...

...a few swings...

...cute sneakers to soar you high...

...and a spontaneous walk to the playground!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

That Extra One

I just donated 101 baby hats! I made them over the course of fall/winter, and just got around to donating them. I was aiming for 100, but when I counted them up the other night, I only had 99. Logically, Id make another and we would have 100 to take to New Hope. After making another, I counted them up this morning, and discovered I had 102! Quite perpuzzled, I had Mom count them again and it was 101 (I trust her counting skills lol!). Oh well, I thought to myself, and put them in a couple cute bags. When I got there I gave them to the lady and told her there was 101, and how that came to be. She smiled and said simply,

"There must be a need for that extra one."

It got me thinking, God often does that. We have an extra pair of shoes, or extra money in our pocket, an extra cup of coffee, or maybe extra time...and God uses it for a reason! Embrace "that extra one"! :~)