Monday, February 27, 2012

...laugh...




I read this recently, thought it was funny.

"
Halfway home from church, my seven-year-old daughter realized she'd left her Sunday-school homework behind. We turned around, and all the way back, her grandfather and I lectured her on assuming responsibility for her things.

We waited in the car, and when she emerged from the church, laughing, her homework was in one hand, and my purse was in the other."

landscaping

I love landscaping. My older brothers did landscaping and lawn care for years, and I got into the habit of critiquing lawns as we drove through city's. my thoughts would run something like, "That house should cut the lawn shorter, and put a flowerbed along the fence, and that house should move that huge rock out of that flowerbed, it ruins it. That lawn is pretty, I'd add a fountain..."

So, as a result, I dream of what I would create a yard to look like, but know that, in reality, I'll never design a garden or lawn, like the ones below. Seriously, I don't even have enough patience to sew, let alone plant an entire landscape!!!! :) Dreaming doesn't hurt does it?




^ This design is completely perfect!!!! I can totally see myself sitting there reading a book, or writing… I love it!!

^This is so pretty as well.

I think that you all should know that all credit to this post goes to my amazing freind, AG!!! (and all credit for all other interesting posts following.) I called her yesterday, while cleaning my really messy bedroom, because I was bored, and just going through a bunch of junk, trying to get up my nerve to throw it all away. (That's a good way to have a conversation, girls. AG remarked at one point in the conversation that it sounded like I was just picking things up and talking about them. And the truth is, I WAS!!!! Your conversation will take many diffrent paths, and make no sense to anybody but you, but hey, it's funny!!!! {I guess it didn't help that we were both sick, and were trying to keep ourselves amused...}) So anyway, I started complaining to her, in true Becca fashion, about having nothing intreresting to blog about. And she started giving me all kinds of ideas. So we'll see if I can remember more of them, and what I come up with!!!! (We both have a little trouble with our memorys. Maybe that's why we get along so well--although she wasn't so bad before I started talking to her all the time, I think I rubbed it off on her...) And by the way, she did convince me to throw quite a bit of it away. It was almost TWO little garbagefulls, AG!!!! Arn't you proud of me?!?

Can you throw things away easily?

love,
Becca

Friday, February 24, 2012

Random Photos

I have been so uninspired lately when it comes to photography and blogging. I really think that something exciting should happen, so I have something to blog about!!! ;)




Dear Summer,
Would you PLEASE come early this year?!? I can’t wait for summery skirts and flip flops.


Dear person that named flip flops.
What a crazy name. It just struck me as rather funny.

^ Andrew sent me this flower for Valentine’s Day. I love my bro’s!!!! :) 

Have a wonderfully random weekend.

xo,
Becca

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I know this is really dumb...

... but honestly, I LOVE this video. It is SOOO cute. :) I've "fallen in love" with the swedish chef. :)

Love letter from God


Hey,

     How was your Valentine’s Day? Like mine, just a normal day? (Seriously, I only ate one piece of chocolate!?!?!) I (and thousands of other homeschoolers) like to call it “Singles Awareness Day!” J

So, I know this is a day late, but I decided to do a post on love, like the hundreds of other bloggers. Below is a letter that was written to every single person alive, by Heavenly Father himself!!! And you know what is really awesome? It’s that every bit of this was taken out of his ultimate love letter (the bible) and fit together for us!!!!!!

*Please note, I did not write this!!*

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you...Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up...Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways...Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered...Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image...Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being...Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring...Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived...Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation...Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book...Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live...Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made...Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb...Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born...Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me...John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love...1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you...1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your father...1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could...Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father...Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand...James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs...Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope...Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love...Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore...Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing...Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you...Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession...Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul...Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things...Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me...Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart...Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires...Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine...Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager...2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles...2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you...Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart...Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes...Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth...Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus...John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed...John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being...Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you...Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins...2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled...2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you...1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love...Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me...1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again...Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen...Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father...Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is...Will you be my child?...John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you...Luke 15:11-32


Love,
Your Dad.
Almighty God


Father Heart Communications Copyright 1999 www.FathersLoveLetter.com

Seriously, how cool is that?!!?!!


And because it's about love. Here's one that is one of my favorite love songs EVER!!!! ^

xo,
Becca

Saturday, February 4, 2012

in which i am very random

Hello there,
So, how was your week? Mine was nice, it wasn’t nearly as boring as my weeks usually are, as I got to visit some friends a couple of days, and both my music lessons were this week.
I also spent a lot of time on the phone (today especially!!) which is always tons of fun to catch up with friends, even if we “catch up” once or twice a week.


^ taken out of the window on the way to my mom’s Dr’s appointment this week.
 

^ The wind mills. I am getting used to the sight of these monsters on my beautiful hills. It has taken me a while, and at first I really hated them and was one of those passionate “not in my back yard” people. I can now see the twirling ballerina (it's really there, I promise, just stare at them. One is the body, and the other two are the leggs spread out in a jump.), and although I think they are far from beautiful, they are kinda fun to photograph, and they add a little spice to the countryside.


^ This is an amazingly awesome muffin I made recently. They were SO hard, and took me absolutely forever, but it was totally worth it. You take a cake mix, any kind, I used a devils food chocolate cake mix, and 15 oz. of canned pumpkin, mix ‘em together, and warm up the oven to 350° F, plop the batter in baking papers in the muffin pan, and bake for 10-15 minutes.  (Ok, so everything at the beginning of this paragraph was false. lol) They are totally delicious, with just a little hint of pumpkin, and when you sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top, they are adorable. J

^ I went with a walk with a good friend yesterday, and this is what I found. I love dead trees, and live trees, and well, just TREES. I think I can say with Anne in Anne’s  House of Dreams, “I can’t live without trees,” (roughly quoted. I know she said something like that, but I can’t remember how she said it. J)

^ I love this song. I love her voice. I go back and forth between hating and loving her. J Right now, I’m loving her.

^ And this one!!!!! This is absolutely beautiful. A friend had it playing in her car a couple weeks ago, and it was amazing.

I got to talk to Thomas for about a half an hour today, which was lovely. Some stupid guys were supposed to be back by 3am, and they didn't get back until later morning, so everyone is in trouble there, (even though Thomas and most of the others didn't do anything.) and have to form up in formation every hour, so that cut our talk short, and is hard for the guys, but it was still awesome to talk to him.

What was your highlight this week?

xo,
Becca