Thursday, September 30, 2010

I love my fam!

so folks. my fam is basically the best in the whole entire world. just sayin.

my dad is so amazing. i can’t imagine anyone i’d rather have leading our family. he is not only a wonderful dad, he is an awesome pastor. he is an awesome spiritual leader of our family. dad is wise, faithful, thoughtful, generous, loyal, kind, and very smart. i know i just said this, but dad is very thoughtful. if he sees a need he is quick to fill it. he takes us on the best trips and buys the best presents. :o) dad also has lots of integrity. dad is also a fabulous photographer. he takes the best pictures! i am humbly following in his footsteps. :o) dad and i had a fun little dinner outing tonight- we went to dinner (dad- pei wei; lil- zoe’s) and then we used our maggie moo’s groupon!

my mom is wonderful. she is the world’s best cook, an amazing tennis player, and one of the smartest people i know. i mean, she remembers the quadratic equation 35 years later! i can barely remember what i had for breakfast yesterday! (did i even have breakfast?!) so not only is her name on a plaque at vanderbilt for being a genius, she is now leading an algebra 2 study group for my class. and she speaks spanish and french. mom is also very cheerful- all the time! mom is also very good at shopping for clothes for me :o) in fact, some of my favorite clothes mom picked out! my mom is truly an example of the proverbs 31:30 woman.

my dear parents are very hospitable and gracious hosts. i can also totally trust my parents!

i love my family so very much! ok. confession time. i love to talk. surprise, right? ~:-) my family is very gracious. i am sure they can quote all of my stories word.for.word. they can tell you all about pretty much anything i talk about. i am sure they get sick of the same stories (mom, did i tell you about my awkward swimming story? yes, honey, you told me yesterday, remember?) over and over again they don’t tell me to hush. thanks guys :o)

i love you dear fam!!

love,

lil :o)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thankful

I am thankful for:

-the astounding grace and mercy of a perfect Savior
-my dear family
-my brilliant mother and her willingness to lead an algebra 2 study group for my class
-being able to chat with Nana and Papa via the superb Skype
-receiving a precious letter from our darling sponsored child in Kenya
-the amazing friends God has blessed me with!
-getting to play in the worship band at church
-my dear and loving church family
-hyper moments with Julia and Hannah ~:-)
-making new friends
-homeschooling
-books that make me laugh (thank you Jenny B Jones! :o)
-cool weather after a very hot summer
-Whitver and my Whitver family
-fall!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

It Was Love

Another Sovereign Grace song I love!


It Was Love


Words and music by Mark Altrogge
As recorded on
Valley of Vision

Lyrics

It was love that brought You from above
To walk upon the earth
And love that caused Your weariness
Your hunger and Your thirst
It was love that caused You to be tried
And tempted by the foe
And love that brought the nails and cross
And love that bought my soul

How wonderful Your love, the mystery of mysteries
Filling up my heart, more glorious than I know
How wonderful Your love
There's nothing else so sweet to me
I'll never be apart from the Lover of my soul
From the Lover of my soul

Your love is filled with holiness
O Spirit, fan this flame
Your love will never cease or cool
Your love will never change
O let me see Your love for me
Around me everywhere
The shining sun, a gentle rain
Remind me of Your care

© 2005 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

update

Pretty cool!
ummm fail... haha
Howdy friends!

Well, I recently made a Tumblr! Check it out- life with lily! (also- see link on the sidebar)


Love,

Lily :o)

the story of our chandelier.





We have this really awesome chandelier in the dining room that was Nana's! A few weeks ago we found out it had a short. So we couldn't use it for several weeks until we got it repaired. Thankfully it is working now!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here is a little sneak peek of a little impromptu photo shoot we did on Saturday... :o)

Love these girlies!
Beautiful :o)
Love this one!
This one too!
Precious.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Last year of the Tennessee State Fair.

2010 Pics

Dear dear friends!!

Second annual picture with the hay. (see below for last year's pics)

2009 Pics

I mean, seriously! How can you not take a goofy picture with HAY?! :o)

We will really miss the TN State Fair!! :(

Friday, September 17, 2010

I heart my swim team

Last night we had Mako Spirit Night at Chickfila. So fun! One of my fave places to eat + my amazing swim team + awkward moments= good times!

"Now THAT is an attractive face!"- awkward moment with Jenny. ~:-) I was talking to Jenny and some guy thought I was referring to him..... good times. hahahaha

"Hey guys! Guess what! I drove here!" - me
"What?! I feel so old!"- Linds
"Me too"- Elliott
"You feel old cuz I drove here? WE WENT TO PRESCHOOL TOGETHER!"- me hahaha

"Take a picture of me sitting with my favorite people. Audrey Hepburn on this side, and Marilyn Monroe on this side." - Ian

"I am finally making an appearance at swim team tomorrow!" - me
"You are probably going to have to re-introduce yourself." - Ms. Lezlae

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I had a great day yesterday! And it's amazing how actually getting sleep the night before school improves your day :o)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I like StickyNotes.

...as demonstrated by this picture. They are happy, colorful, mark your place, add a little joy to your day, and are... sticky. I did not care much for the Iliad though. But at least StickyNotes make it look happier. :o)

Lily :o)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

God Delights in You

Here is another one of my favorite songs from Sovereign Grace's Sons and Daughters CD!

GOD DELIGHTS IN YOU

Calling every daughter Calling every son All who’ve been adopted Through a sacrifice of love There’s no need for you to fear Your debts have all been cleared

Calling all the downcast Who feel like they’re alone Anyone who’s longing For a family of their own God’s prepared a place for you And He’s calling you to

Come and sing, come and dance The Father’s singing over you Come rejoice and be glad For God delights in you, in you

Calling all who’ve wandered Gone off on their own Anyone who wonders If they’re welcome back at home The God of grace makes all things new He’s calling you to

You chose us to be the objects of Your love In spite of all we had done You gave Your beloved Son to die for us To make us daughters and sons

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Latest

Hey friends!

Well, I finally made it to swim team yesterday! It was SO good to be back with my Makos! I really miss it during the summer!

Last night I went to the fair with the fam + Jenny + Anna! It was so much fun! It was very sad though since it was pretty empty. :( Last year was supposed to be the last year of the TN State Fair but they added a year. This is the last year. :( You should go and admire all of Julia and Cara's blue ribbons! ~:-)

I wanted to share the lyrics to one of my latest favorite songs! I love it!!

~ p.s. If you check out the link (The Prodigal), you can listen to some of the music! Our favorites are The Prodigal, The Father's Love, and God Delights in You)

The Prodigal by Sovereign Grace Music off their newest album, Sons & Daughters

You held out Your arms, I walked away
Insolent, I spurned Your face
Squandering the gifts You gave to me
Holding close forbidden things
Destitute, a rebel still, a fool in all my pride
The world I once enjoyed is death to me
No joy, no hope, no life

Where now are the friends that I had bought
Gone with every penny lost
What hope could there be for such as I
Sold out to a world of lies
Oh, to see Your face again, it seems so distant now
Could it be that You would take me back
A servant in Your house

You held out Your arms, I see them still
You never left, You never will
Running to embrace me, now I know
Your cords of love will always hold
Mercy’s robe, a ring of grace
Such favor undeserved
You sing over me and celebrate
The rebel now Your child

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Check 'em out!

I thought I would take a quick break from my homework mountain and tell you about two blogs I really enjoy!

Annie lives in Nashville and also writes articles for my favorite magazine, SUSIE mag! Check out one of her SUSIE articles here.

Jenny B. Jones is a Christian author I like! Like Annie, she has an awesome blog!

Check 'em out! They are delightful! I love their senses of humor and writing styles!

Love,

Lily :o)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Favorite Dad :o)

Happy birthday to dear Dad!!!

I am so thankful to be my dear dad's daughter! He is the best dad in the whole world! He is not only a huge blessing to our family but also to our church family as a pastor!

Dad is very thoughtful, faithful, cheerful, trustworthy, a good listener, a good trip planner :o), wise, generous, appreciative, patient (especially with teaching Lil how to drive :o), I could go on and on! Dad is also a very talented photographer! He is a very hard worker too. I have been able to see a picture of what God's love for us looks like through my own dear father. I am sooo thankful for you Dad!

Happy happy birthday!!

I love you very very much!!!

Love,

Lily :o)

Shining Sun at Radnor Lake

We went on a walk around Radnor Lake yesterday! It was so lovely! More pics to follow!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fantasmic!!

videoAnother taste of the fantastic Fantasmic!

FANTASMIC

A taste of Fantasmic :o)

Hi from Disney!

Hey friends! We are having such a great time! Right now we are sitting and waiting for Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios! It starts at 8:30 but we came at 7 to get good seats. Thankfully we did get good seats! Today we rode Tower of Terror three times, Rock n Roller Coaster twice, saw several shows, and did the Backlot Tour! So much fun! Tomorrow we are going to EPCOT and PaJoe and Aunt Ivy are joining us!! Look back for more pics and videos! Love, Lily :o)

An outfit from Enchanted!

back of the hotel- the pool is in the shape of a bowling pin

Wishes Fireworks Display at Magic Kingdom

videothe sound isn't great, but here's a video from the wishes fireworks display at magic kingdom!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

delicious pineapple float! yummmm!

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