Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thankfulness. 30.

#30

I am thankful for this month, and the daily reminder to be thankful in all things. I hope to keep this attitude of gratitude as I continue forward into the rest of my life. I appreciate those of you who read these entire thirty days of thanks. I have so, so much to be thankful for, I am overwhelmed just thinking about it! So, thank you November for the amazing reminder you bring. Hello, December! Legggoooo (:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thankfulness. 29.

#29

I am thankful for my parents. Even though they frustrate me sometimes, they mean well and genuinely want what is best for me. I couldn't ask for a better set of people to be raised by. I owe them more than I could ever repay, and they love me unconditionally. They're my heroes!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thankfulness. 28.

#28

I am thankful for movies. They give a good get-away for two hours. It's so easy to step into the character's lives and live as they do for the duration of the story. They are also a great way to enjoy time with special people. Some of my fondest memories are related to movies. I'm going to quit rambling. Movies are great.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thankfulness. 27.

#27

I am thankful for people who help me hold my head up, especially when I don't think I can. I have several of those people, and I wouldn't be here without them. Thanks, you guys. You know who you are.

* I don't do this very often, but I'm asking you to please pray for me. I'm a little lost right now, and very much floundering. So, just pray for wisdom and a peace for my heart. Thanks.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankfulness. 26.

#26


I am thankful for quotes. They provide a therapy for me that is beyond comprehension. I can always find a quote to explain myself, and it reminds me that I'm not alone in this crazy world. (:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankfulness. 25.

#25

I am thankful that God chooses to keep his promises in spite of me. He keeps me going every single day, and I wouldn't be here without him. I love my Abba more than words, and I literally could talk forever. You want to hear about him? Let's talk (:


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankfulness. 24.

#24

I am thankful for my family. My crazy, dysfunctional, lovable, quirky, amazing family. And see, for me, family doesn't just stop with those that I am related to, even though they are a huge part of my life. Family is those that are in for the duration of this crazy life. Those people that do life with you, accept you regardless, and love unconditionally. True, we argue. We bicker and fuss and have our little spats, but the bond we share is so much stronger than that. I'm blessed to have a family that sees each other more than once a year, and a family that supports me in all that I choose to do. I have the best family ever, if I do say so myself. I wouldn't trade them for anything, and they are a huge part of what makes life amazing. From my biological family, to my HGF family, to my studio family, to my church family, to my band family... I love you with all of my heart and soul♥

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankfulness. 23.

#22

I am thankful for my graduating class. I seriously cannot believe it is almost time to graduate. It has flown by in so many ways when I never imagined it would. I am so blessed to live where I do and to attend the amazing school that I do. True, there are days when I am beyond ready to graduate, but overall, I'm loving every minute of it. These are the people I have grown up with, shared many memories with, and love with all my heart. And even for those who have moved away, I still consider them part of our class. I love all of them so much. Class of 2012!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankfulness. 22.

#22

I am thankful for amazing musicians like these two who create music that gets into my soul and helps me through the day. Ben Rector and Matt Wertz are both fantastic, but together? Absolutely phenomenal!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankfulness. 21.

#21

I am thankful for my amazingly wonderful pen pal and dear friend, Xenia. She lives in China now, but will soon be back in the states with us, and I cannot wait for that day. I miss her so much. She's one of the best people I've ever met and one of the few reasons that I survived last year at all. She got me through a whole lot of the darkness that set into my life last year, and in a lot of ways, she didn't even know that she was helping me. I love her a lot, and I cannot wait to see her again♥

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankfulness. 20.

#20

Today, I am thankful for my church family. Throughout my entire childhood, WBC has given me several amazing memories... several of which were brought up today. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that was involved in making my childhood so amazing in children's ministry. Worthy is the Lamb!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thankfulness. 19.


I am thankful for my camera, and for pictures that absolutely require that you take them. I love stuff like that. Like these... hard to guess I was in a red and white mood today, no? (:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thankfulness. 18.

#18

I am thankful for my wonderful best friend/sister/other half/twin/mostamazingpersonIknow.
Sarah Nicole, you mean the absolute world to me. I literally have no idea what I would do without you. You are so special in so many ways, and you are going to be amazing at changing the world one day. You seriously are my other half, and I would go crazy without at least one person who understands me. You're the best friend a girl could ask for, and I'm excited to see what is in store next for us! I love you!♥


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankfulness. 17.

#17

I am thankful for dance. I started dance classes when I was four years old, and here I am 14 years later and I still love it just as much, if not more than then. I joined my current studio at age six, and I've never felt more at home in one place. We've been through a lot together, my studio family and I, and I wouldn't trade any of them for the world. They're my heroes, my family, and my backbone. I'll carry them with me in my heart forever and always. Dance is one of my passions, and it is my escape from the rest of the world. I literally wouldn't be here today without it. So, I'm thankful for dance and for my Studio family. I love you all so much♥

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thankfulness. 16.

#16

I am thankful for AP Euro, even though it tends to stress me out sometimes! I still love it! And the hilarious projects it holds, and the fact that it makes me laugh all the time. Deuces-From Karl Marx (:


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thankfulness. 15.

#15

I am thankful for my very dearly loved one-of-a-kind friend, Ms. Kaleigh Elizabeth. I love you to the moon and back girl. We've been best friends since preschool, and I still love her to pieces. She's my hero. (: Love you boo!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thankfulness. 14.

#14

I am thankful for exercise, and the ability to do it. I worked out with our awesome trainer today, and then followed it by three straight hours of dance. Exhausted? Absolutely. But in a fabulous way! (:


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thankfulness. 13.

#13

I am thankful for Sundays. And Bracelets. And long sleeved tee shirts and sweat pants. And sticky notes. And long hair. And blue eyes. And life in general♥

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thankfulness. 12.

#12

I am thankful for autumn. The weather, cozy coats, warm drinks, football games, bonfires, hugs, and the family feel that it so neatly encloses just makes me smile (:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankfulness. 11.

#11

I'm thankful for wishes. Today was the perfect day to wish. 11/11/11 at 11:11. Best wish ever.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankfulness. 10.

#10


Today, I am thankful for quotes like this that remind me to live my life. I love words, and Words of Affirmation is one of my main love languages. I love being able to touch others through words, and I love when words touch me, like these above. Such a great reminder and a wonderful quote!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankfulness. 09.

#9


I'm thankful for the home to which this key allows me to enter, and I'm thankful for the many smiles this key has brought me!

(:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thankfulness. 08.

#8


I am so thankful for Hope, and the way it absolutely gets me through. It's beyond my favorite word, any my favorite thing to cling to when all else seems to have faded. Hope got me through a lot, and it continues to do so on a very regular basis.

"When the world whispers 'Give it up'
Hope whispers 'Try it one more time.' "

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankfulness. 07.

#7


I am thankful for my sister! She can be really crazy, and we can argue like champs, but overall she's pretty cool. And I've always got her back, so you better not mess with her. Ever. I love you, Loo!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thankfulness. 06.

#6

I am thankful for sleep. And my bed. Sleep is seriously one of my favorite things in this world. I'm pretty much in love with it (:


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thankfulness. 05.

No picture. Sorry.

#5

I am thankful for things that remind me of being a kid. Like coloring books, playdough, glow sticks, princesses, silly putty, cute old cartoons, etc. They make me smile a lot, and it's the little things like that that make life so fabulous.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thankfulness. 04.

#4


I am SO thankful for the opportunity to experience Seize the Photo this year. Cathy, the photographer, is absolutely amazing in every way possible. We have so much in common it's crazy, and she means the world to me. She's a fabulous photographer, and I'm definitely jealous of her ability! I literally can't say enough. I mean, just look at the magic she did to my Senior Pictures! LOVE! <3 I'm thankful for the chance to have her in my life, and I love her a lot!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankfulness. 03.

#3

I'm thankful for rainy days. They make me feel all cozy and comfy. And, just as a plus, I get to wear rain boots and go splash in puddles. How could I not be happy after that?!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankfulness. 02.

#2


I am oober thankful for my TOMS! I have fallen in love with a shoe brand... I'll admit to it. They are seriously the most comfortable, most amazing shoes ever. I highly recommend them to you if you don't have any! Just go to www.toms.com!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thankfulness. 01.

This month, in honor of Thanksgiving, I plan to share one thing I'm thankful for every day. It's a lot of fun and very theaputic. You should give it a try, too!

#1



I am thankful for every single Friday Night football game I have had the opportunity to be a part of for the past three years! Those are memories that will last a lifetime!