Saturday, April 21, 2012

Life in Pictures

Here are some recent pictures! Coming soon... MTHEA Teen Banquet 2012 Pictures!!

My super fun lit lab! Thanks so much for taking us to Las Paletas, dear Mrs. Reyes! :) p.s. Nutella popsicle- sooo good! 
Visiting Nana and Papa! (minus Julia the photographer)
Remember that pretty tree outside of LU? :)
Tori! We love the new Opry Mills Vera Bradley Outlet Store!! 
Love these girlies! (again minus our photographer Julia) 
Beautiful flowers Dad got for me!
Other side 
Scarritt Bennett
Selfie in front of the pretty tree
Lovely flowers
Reading the Glass Menagerie with one of Panera's delicious mango smoothies :)
PURE DELICIOUSNESS. (I may or may not have just resorted to eating it with a spoon... #dontjudge)
So cute!! "BEN! BEN!"
Lunch with Dad at PM after the ACT! 
I may or may not keep cash in my purse for the sole reason of buying Dr. Peppers at the Brentwood Library every week... #dontjudge
ARIANE!! We love you!!

Touring LU with Christina! Starbucks frapps on LU!
I love you, dear friend!!
Last physics lab :( Aren't they beautiful?!
so excited for physics! hahaha.
good times!
Team HH! Love you girlies!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One Thousand Gifts:: Take Thirty-Four


1147. that the Gospel is TRUE
1148. Jesus is alive
1149. Jesus has conquered death
1150. joy in Christ

1151. beautiful weather
1152. spring!
1153. Pandora
1154. hearing very talented friends at band night

1155. my dear family
1156. the amazing friends I have been blessed with!
1157. Joelle!
1158. hanging out with the wonderful Joelle

1159. Starbucks
1160. hour long life chats with Julia and Rachel
1161. finding a dress after several hours of depressing shopping
1162. FaceTiming with Joelle and the Hipp fam

1163. my Spanish professor canceling our test for Friday :)
1164. seeing friends's reactions to the above
1165. chatting with SeƱora
1166. five classes left (very bittersweet)

1167. Gospel-Centered Life series
1168. my small group
1169. leadership meeting
1170. my wonderful church family

1171. Spanish study parties
1172. being done with the ACT for this month :)
1173. seeing my SGS friends run at the track meet last night
1174. junior work day

1175. my Whitver family
1176. physics lab
1177. lunch with Dad
1178. amazing teachers

Coming soon... Life in Pictures :)

What are you thankful for today?



One Thousand Gifts:: Take Thirty-Three

(This has been sitting in my drafts since last Tuesday... oops :)

1107. BEAUTIFUL weather
1108. driving with the windows down
1109. an amazing spring break
1110. grace to get back in the swing of things

1111. green of spring
1112. flowers
1113. flowers from Dad
1114. Ariane coming to visit

1115. FaceTiming Joelle
1116. the library
1117. Grandview
1118. reading a Story Book Bible with a sweet woman

1119. kid duty
1120. precious munchkins
1121. LU friends coming to Grandview
1122. my Spanish class

1123. my Spanish professor
1124. chatting in the hall after class
1125. touring Lipscomb and LOVING it
1126. tour buddies: Mom, Dad, and Christina!

1127. new friends
1128. nursery with Shannon and Charlotte
1129. nursery with Laura and Teresa
1130. life chats

1131. five super cute kids at our house
1132. Ms. Kathy
1133. life chat with Michal after Grandview
1134. good news about a friend's baby

1135. that HE IS RISEN!!
1136. the fact that this changes everything
1137. the Gospel is TRUE
1138. Jesus has conquered death

1139. Dad
1140. Mom
1141. Julia
1142. Cara

1143. dinner with Nana and Papa
1144. hanging out with Nana and Papa before art
1145. a nice (but sad) end to Makos
1146. Makos

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

He is risen!

Family! I love them so much!

Easter 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Monday morning was a crazy morning. It started out with oversleeping almost two hours and went downhill from there. It involved too much traffic, lots of stress, late arrivals, running across LU, and not a very cheerful heart. In a grouchy mood, I realized something as I ran back to where I was parked. Instead of being stressed out, I needed to be thankful. Because how can you feel sorry for yourself and be thankful at the same time? You can't!

I needed to make a list. Starting out is the hardest, because my sinful and selfish heart would rather dwell in a bad attitude. Instead I need to be thankful for the many blessings in my life! So, by the grace of God, He gave me a thankful heart.

So I started making a list of what I was thankful for.

-Jesus died for my sins.
-the Gospel is true.
-my wonderful family.
-my amazing friends.
-that in the one week anniversary of when nana went into the hospital, she is no longer in the hospital and does not need dialysis.
-ice cream.
-A/C when it's 88 degrees out.
-my LU friends.
-the green and flowers of spring.

... and it went on. Ok, so obviously bacon is not super important, but the little things count too, right? :)

What happened when I was thankful, might you ask? The inevitable of course! I felt so much more cheerful! You can't be grateful and grumpy!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 "Give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

This verse tell us that it is God's will for us to be thankful. He has bestowed many blessings upon us! Even in hard and difficult times, being thankful gives a new perspective and brighter on life.

What are you thankful for?