New Things

Saturday, March 08, 2014

So guess what I did at 7:30 Wednesday night?  *wiggles eyebrows*  Yes!!!  I signed up for the Worldview camp in Springfield Missouri!!!!  Guys I'm so stinkin excited.  I've heard so much about it from friends and I think it'll challenge me and strengthen me and push me out of my comfort zone.  Just the idea of rooming with someone I've never met is a little scary, but according to Abby everyone there is amazing and I can't really go wrong!!!  :) :)  Definitely a big "New Thing"!! 

I've been having fun these past weeks experimenting with some new things.  Take drawing, for example.  A friend of mine showed me a few of your drawings and it inspired me to try my hand at it.  I've decided that I can produce a pretty reasonable picture if I actually have something to copy it from.
Today Brynley and I had fun in our attempts at drawing Olaf & little Ana from Frozen, Pooh bear, and Dumbo.  My favorite was Olaf:

Any time I see a picture of him I just have to smile!!!! 

Another thing from this week would be taking up photography "stuff" again.  Not exactly new, but every time I remember that I have such a nice camera it is kind of like a new thing!!!   For a few weeks I'll be taking pictures and bringing my camera places and posting the pictures on my blog.  And then for a few weeks I'll kind of forget that it exists and use my ipod camera until I remember that I have a $500 one sitting on my closet shelf!!!  Oh the joys of being forgetful. 
Just a few days ago I randomly grabbed my camera and declared that Layney was my model for the afternoon and I was going to take pictures of her for an hour.  She, being the amazing sport she is, went along with it gamely and literally did pose and smile and laugh for an hour!  Here are our favorites: 

New recipes I love:
Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread
Greek Yogurt Biscuits
Gooey Layer Bars
Best Blueberry Muffins
Along the lines of recipes, our family has been increasing the amount of healthy and organic foods we're eating and decreasing the amounts of sugar.  It's been fun to work with whole wheat flour, greek yogurt, and raw sugar more!  These recipes I did edit to make "healthy" with very satisfying results! 

New songs I love:
I'm yours/somewhere over the rainbow by Straight No Chaser
Home by Phillip Phillips
Will and Elizabeth Theme Song from Pirates of the Caribbean
Moments like this by The Afters
Best Day of My Life by American Authors

New life lesson from God: To not judge people just because I'm jealous of them. 
and.....New swimsuit!! 

This has been a fun post!  :) :)  Anything new you all have been experiencing? 

You Might Also Like


  1. That is a great drawing of Olaf, and pictures of your sister! She looks so much like you.

    1. Thanks dear!!! I hadn't stopped to really compare but you're right she does! Thank you for your sweet comment!

  2. Nice Olaf! See, I told you you could draw:) I'm so happy you found a camp to go to!!! I hope you have the time of your life!!:)

    1. I stand corrected:) :) Although I could never just spontaneously draw people like you do!
      Thanks dear! I'm sorry your hopes of taking me to CYIA didn't play out. But I know you'll have A BLAST and we'll both have fun experiences to compare and talk about for hours!


Hey! Person commenting! Yes, you. Wanna know something?

You're kinda awesome.