Monday, January 28, 2013

Life in Pictures

Tea Party
My people! I love these folks!
I love this girl so much!
My second home
Sometimes I stain the cell. Sometimes it stains me. 
Senior lunch!
I love Nana!! So glad I got to spend the night with yall!
Three of my favorite people! Getting ready for another awesome summer!
My favorite flower :)
Julia changed the settings so anytime someone typed my name it turned into "The greatest zebra ever".... 
Getting ready for ESL!
I love this girl! She is so dear - she came to cheer at my last meet! 
Love this girl!
Apparently an LU student liked the Kroger shopping carts...
Crafts night with cute LU girls! What a fun evening!
My girls!! (we had to entrust my phone to one of the guys...)
It's a party everywhere we go :)
Last regionals :/ this looks pretty calm...
ESL prep!
Product of our crafts night!
Present from my awesome Mako buddy!!
Starbucks Dude: "What's your name?" Me: "Um Riley." Guy: "Umriley?" Me: "Riley... Can you draw a smiley face? It's for a friend!" Guy: "oooh is it for a gentleman friend?" Me: "Um not it's for a girl friend..." Guy: "aww we'll just stick with a smiley face then." 
Studying for the first micro test with my girl Riley!! I love you!!
Love them :)
My girls and our tights! We may or may not have coordinated/planned this... ;)
Cara's studying method...
Note to self: if you say "oh I'll take off my warm, fluffy socks before I go out in public" it won't happen. You will look down and see this... oops... keepin it real 
Right before our first test!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Inspired by Alyssa (you should check out her blog - it is lovely!), my theme for 2013 is trust. I feel like this is something the Lord has been putting on my heart. With all of the stress of college, scholarships, schedules, dual enrolling - I need to trust my Father and King!
Join me on my journey discovering trust throughout the Scriptures this year!
2 Kings 18:5 ~ “He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him.”
This verse is talking about Hezekiah, the king of Judah at the time. He was 25 when he began to reign and reigned for 29 years in Jerusalem. In verse 3, “and he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.” This use of father doesn’t mean his dad; verse 1 said he was the son of Ahaz. Ahaz did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD (2 Kings 16:2). Hezekiah was different, though, “There was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him.” He followed the LORD! Hezekiah removed places used for idol worship, and broke a bronze serpent that people had worshipped. 
Verse 6: “For he held fast to the LORD. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses. And the LORD was with him; wherever he went out, he prospered.”
From Matthew Henry’s commentary, “He trusted in the Lord God of Israel to bear him out in what he did and save him from harm. A firm belief of God’s all-sufficiency to protect and reward us will conduce much to make us sincere, bold, and vigorous, in the way of our duty, like Hezekiah.”
Because Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, he was very successful. You should check out 2 Kings 18-20 to read more about him. At one point he even got very sick. Isaiah told him, “This says the LORD, ‘set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’” In this time of sadness, Hezekiah cried out to the LORD. The LORD “heard [his] prayer, and [saw his] tears” (2 Kings 20:6). The LORD added 15 years to his life (2 Kings 20:6). Pretty crazy awesome, right?!
Lord, please help me to trust in You!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 Highlights: Part 8 {In Pictures}


(This might be the last in my Highlights post series! We'll see... :)

I love these girls! 
This picture makes me laugh.
Makos 2012-2013 (minus several)
10th in the state!!
Tot :)
So thankful to call these dear and wonderful women my coaches!!
Love this girl!
Cute girls 
Love her! 

Regionals - Makos 2011-2012 
Post regionals :)

Christmas Party (I think it's technically 2011...) 
Annual Cheesecake Factory dinner!! 

Random guy in the back?! 

Signing autographs after he broke a national high school record!