Pmigoodness...it's 5 days till Christmas!! Christmas!! One of the most wonderful times of the year...and I took some Christmas pictures to celebrate :)I really, really love it :) And on every Christmas tree there is ornaments...
I made that when i was younger ^^^^^^^
I love the reindeer ornament!!!! It was my Mom's when she was younger
The big one is a cookie jar and the other ones are salt and pepper shakers and stuff like that!!
The top of the entertainment center.
So there is my contribution to Christmas cheer ;) I can't wait to open my new presents!!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! *sigh* I can't wait!!!
First let me say I will be taking pictures sooner then I thoght Monday Dad will be home so YAY pictures!!! But right now I don't have the camera......... ♪♫Oh there's no place like home for the holidays... No matter how far away you roam... If you want to be happy in a million ways, for the holidays you must be home sweet home!!! I met a man who lives in Tennesee and he was headin for...Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie... In Pennsylvania, folks is headed for Dixie's sunny shores... From the Atlantic to Pacific, gee the traffic is terrific, Oh there's no place like home for the holidays... No matter how far way you roam, if you want to be happy in a million ways...for the holidays you must be home sweet home!!!♪♫♪
It's been a seriously long time since I've posted, but here I am, and that's a little something of the holiday fun going on at our house. Christmas music playing on TV, the tree up, mysterious packages being bought....Christmas is so much fun. Of course I remember the real reason for the season, our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. That just makes it all the more special, because then i remember how much he has blesed me and what all he has done for me. I am so undeserving, and he has so richly filled me with every good thing, and is molding me to fit his wonderful plan. Now THAT'S cause for celebration :) I will be posting more often, squeezing it in when I get the chance. Have a wonderful Christmas season, girls, and never forget WHY the season is so special. Love, Victoria
Well first may I say.....I will not be able to take any pictures probably until Christmas. The reason is cause my Dad has a new job....and he took my Mom's camera with him so I smile cause I know he will take care of the camera. :) So just bear with me until then.
This weekend has been super hard, but I am glad to say I have bounced back, and pretty much everything is back to normal!! Sorry, today will be super short post, but I have other things to do!! Adios girlies!! Victoria :)
It's December!! Isn't that amazing? I just love the holidays, there always eems to be an extra warm glow on the inside, even when it's extra chilly on the outside :)
Our Christmas tree is up, and the Christmas decorations and lights are too!! Mom is going to go Christmas shopping for me and my brother!!!
This week has been so emotionally draining, I can't even begin to tell you. I have had ups and downs all over the map, been sick, done school, tried desperately to cram everything in, and feel like I've been run over by the steamroller of life. Somehow life is so confusing, isn't it? I've longed for more friends, but when I get them, and I talk to them all the time, I long for the peace and queit of the old days, where I could just live without having to narrate my life to somebody else. I've longed to be busier so I wouldn't be so bored, and now I am, and my head hurts alot and I wonder when am I going to have time to do the things I loved too do, like take long walks and take pictures. The world changes so fast, doesn't it? My world did. I guess I am going to have to get used to it, but right now, all I have is this aching pain behind my eyes and the desire to get away, where I can get some peace. It seems so strange to me that I used to be able to go outside and enjoy it for hours, and just think. Now the only time I can get outside and get away is when I run. Parts of it I love...but right now I deeply miss the serenity. The rollercoaster was fun...now I want to get off. So sorry if I'm one of those dreaded boring bloggers, but really, I don't have much emotional energy left over after the day is done and everthing is accomplished. I'll try, but I'm really hoping, for my sake and yours, that this season of feverish business will be over soon. I went a took my hunter's safety course and I passed YAY!!!!! Life is life, girlies, and I must live it. DOn't worry, I'm not leaving, just slowing down a bit. I just can't be the everyday poster I was a few months ago. Then it was summer and I had so muchh time on my hands. Now the future is before me and it isn't just going to be handed too me. I have to work for it, fight tooth and claw for it. And I will. Thanks for bearing with me. Love you girliees. Victoria
Hola mi lovelies!! Did you all have an amaaaazing thanksgiving? I sure did!! I wne to my grandparents house and had fun and it was just a wonderful time to relax, eat, and spend time with the family!! Well, the holiday has come and gone.
Hello my lovely bloggerinas!! First things first. The title? Yeah I have no idea where that came from. Popped into my mind, and I was like "Wow...that rhymed!!" and wrote it down. Such is the blessedness of randomness. Second things second. I am dressed similarly to Demi Lovato today!! Have you all seen the Sonny With A Chance episode called 'Walk a Mile in My Shoes'? Well it's one of my favorite episodes because it's just hilarious. But towards the end of the episode, Demi is shown wearing a simple outfit of a yellow t-shirt with dark wash skinny jeans. Yup that's me today, except I am wearing dark thermal pants and a orange t-shirt BUT I do have a yellow shirt and dark wash skinny jeans in my room!!! I so admire Demi's style...so I was so thrilled when I found out I have the same outfit as her ( even if it was an accident!!). So. Third things third. CrAZy pICturEs!!! (yeah that whole switching caps thing annoys me too. heehee)
So I have always wanted to do that whole mustache thing...so tonight I finally did. Haha I felt like a stereotypical Italian pizza maker :)
Extreme happiness in nose-wrinkly form :) I can be giddy at times. This is photographic evidence.
I could not escape the power of the mustache. IT CONSUMED ME!!
(yeah. I'm hyper today)
(ignore the hair. It is night. my hair is unruly. I plead for mercy.)
Hi girls!! Once again, I apoligize for taking days to post again...as I have said before (and probably will have to keep saying) is life is busy...and because of that I'm having a hard time settling down enough to take pictures, or think of a truly interesting topic for my blog. There's nothing really I can do about it..when I do have snatches of Internet time I find myself on facebook, trying to stay connected with my friends, I will try harder to get some posts in, but it's going to be tight during the holiday seasons. Sorry!! Hope these posts haven't been too brief, boring, mundane, etc... So. What I wanted to talk about is relationships, because that seems to be a pretty large force in my life lately. I am not in a relationship (yet), but there are a couple of guys that have caught my intrest, and I've just been pondering relationships lately. These days, a relationship seems to be a risky thing to be in. I've had so many friends who are so happy with a guy, then all of a sudden the guy just drops it, and they are left broken-hearted. Love seems so cruel, ad yet it's something everybody stives for. I don't know one girl or guy that doesn';t want to be loved by the oppisite sex. It's natural, and something that is very hard to stifle. It makes me wonder that maybe that's why so many relationships end badly, because either one person or the other gives their heart away before they know all the facts about the person. I have always been an advocate of being friends with guys first, then moving on, but it can be very awkward to move on once a friendship is established. One always wonders if the other person likes them, if their just being friendly, and then they get scared out of their wits, to actually do anything toward the romantic derection. That's the situation I'm in. I'm good friends with this guy, really connect with him and have a good time talking too him, we seem so alike on so many different levels, but how do I KNOW if that guy likes me? Nearly every girl I know has had this problem at least once, they don't want to be overaggresive and pushy, but they simply don't know how the guy really feels!! Well...I've got a solution..or at least the solution that has been working for me, and it's the soultion that works not only in relationships, but in all things in life. TRUST GOD. Let HIM lead you, because if he isn't, the relationship WILL go wrong. "But Victoria!!" you moan, "That's what everyone tells me. Just trust God!! But what if God isn't telling what to do? What if the guy I like has really liked me all along and was too scared too tell me?" I know, I know. I've been there and asked those same questions. But I find that God doesn't very often actually TELL you what to do, except through his word. And do you know what his word says?
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a hope and a future.." Jerimiah 29:11 "Wives, submit yourselfs unto your husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, even as Christ is he head of the church." Ephesians 5:22
His word says that HE has a plan, and you can asolutely rely on that plan. It also says that girls should not take it upon themselves to try to start or to run a relationship. I know it doesn't sound very modern or independent, but something inside me rebelsat the thought of asking a guy out. It makes me wonder "If this guy didn't have enough backbone to ask me out, do I want to be with him?" So I would say that even if the guy is being stubborn and unclear, I don't think it's our job as girls to clarify the relationship. If that guy is truly the guy for me, he will ask me out, in the time that God has planned him too. In the mean time, my job is to maintain the friendship relationship, so even if a romantic relationship never happens, you still will have a wonderful friendship. It almost sounds too easy, I know. But I do believe that that is how God designed relationships to be. Anchored by trust in Him at every level. Now, I know that it doesn't help with the natural desire to find out is the gouy you like likes you, or the impatience for something FINALLY happen. I know. I am in that spot right now. But I am trying to lay all my cares and burdens on the Lord, because only he knows how this chapter of my life will end. He knows the story of my whole life, and I will not dare to think that I could end it better then he could. Trust me, if you try to rewrite the plan God has for you, his plan won't change, but he'll have a harder time straightning you out so the plan can come into fruitation. The way I see it is that if I try and interfere and do relationships MY way...who knows what wonderful things in God's plans am I missing or delaying? I prefer to walk with God, and let him show me his plan, just as he intended it. So don't let "love" or confusing guys get you down--God's got you and he alays will. Love you girls!! Victoria
Happy Thanksgiving all!! Yep,it's that day, one of the days out of the year where the whole nation gives thanks for the wonderful blessing they have recieved. And we as Christians can be doubly thankful, because we actually know whom we are thanking, the wonderful Almighty God of the universe, who mad everything, who gives and takes away!! How amazing is He? I have so much to be thankful for, I cant even list it all, but I think the thing I am most thankful for is love. The love from my Heavenly Father, the love from my family, the love from my friends, the love from my church, the very fact that something as wonderful as love exists...that's what I am most thankful for. What about you? So, in keeping with holiday, I will try to love as Jesus loved--and do it everyday, just as He did. It DEFINANTLY won't be easy for an imperfect being like me, but He gave his all for me, and so must I for him. So enjoy the holiday!! Give thanks for what you have given, love those around you, and remember that this holiday only serves as a reminder...that this is what we should be doing everyday!! :)
So there you have it!! Enjoy the holiday..and remember the reason for the holiday in the first place.. GIVING THANKS!!!
I know, I'm pathetically bad, waiting almost 5 days to post, I've been busy, getting a break from school, catching up on my reading and sleep..it has been a rather luxurious living, but MY how I have enjoyed it!! So. Today was rather a good day I went shopping!!! But one word bugs me!! Acne. Uh-huh. What I really want is for the zits to GO AWAY, not to be told I am not alone, when anyone can CLEARLY see that girls with acne problems are seriously scarce. Yes, I am one of the rare ones. Ugh. I know, I know, pity party. But enough with today's rant. Now on to my weekly Teen Girl's Daybook!!!
Date: November 22, 2010
Starting Time: 8:53 p.m.
Mood... Happy and generally satisfied with the going ons of the world.
Outside the window... Night
I'm thinking about... How much fast food I have ate lately...hehe may want to excercise tomorrow.
I'm reading...Beanpole :) It's a good book so far.
For some reason, I just love photos of eyes. Eyes are the windoes of the human soul, every emotion can be seen through the eyes. It is amazing how God put so much emotion into them, how just by one glance we can tell joy, or pain, or heartbreak, or peace just by looking into someone's eyes.
That's all the pictures I have the energy to post tonight. I hoped you like them...and I wouldn't mind some prayer guys. It's kind of tough for me right now, I have to juggle a million differeent things in my mind, plus figure out a matter of the heart, if you know what I mean. So your prayer and your patience is greatly apperciated.
Hey girlies! How do you gus like the new blog design? I am SO glad I finally got it all to work together, so I can focus completley on posting now!! I've been noticing that I haven't done like ANY fashion posts lately...been kinda WACKO over photography, which isn't really a bad thing, but I know with a blog, you shouldn't just focus on one thing...all...the...time, or else the reader gets really bored. So to avoid boring you guys..here comes some fallish fashion!!
I know it's alot to focus on..but I lovewhat I am seeing in this photo! The key--chic layering. Cute cardigans go over almost anything, whether it's a light t-shirt, or something more fancy, like a dress. A cute belt, whether it be wide or skinny finishes off the look. I cannot describe how jealous I am of these girls..cause they all have tights and trenchcoats! Trenchcoats are *so* fall, and look so much more formal and professional than just a hoodie, and the tights allow you too wear a dress..even when the days start becoming chilly!!
What I love about these outfits..is there colorful and randomness!! The little red booties are so cute, and I love how nothing really matches, but somehow because they keep the colorschemes the same, and blend bright colors with more neuteral ones, they create a totally fun look!!
This outfit combines more formal pieces, the jacket and the skirt, with causal pieces, and creates a look that could really work anywhere, a causal or formal atmosphere.
Another trend you guys should look out for is the aviator jacket, which combines comfort with a rugged style, and is also perfect for layer with almost anything, jeans and a tee, a tee and a skirt, a dress...the possibilties are endless!!
And that's my attempt at a fashion post..I really have to go now, so I hope you guys enjoyed!!
Hey girlies!! I decided to something new to my blog, a weekly little survey thing called the Teen Girl's daybook...so next week I'll update you guys again! It's just something fun to do when I don't really have time to do a "proper" post...plus it's still intresting!!
Starting time... 6:46 p.m.
Mood... a bit dissatisfied, but otherwise okay with how things are going. Kind of like a balloon that's been soaring high...then suddenly it drops.
Outside my window... getting dark.
I'm thinking about... Whether I should edit some photos and put them on here just for ya'lls amusement.
I'm reading... Not really anything new...Flipped
I'm listining to... Washing Machine.
I'm wearing... my favorite jeans and a black long sleeve shirt with a black tank top underneath it.
Yesterday I... went to church
I'm excited for... not really anything in particular, oh YEAH now I remember..Friday it is supposed to snow!! I'm excited about that!! (Don't you just love how I remebered that mid-answer?? haha)
I'm sad because.. good times sometimes just can't STAY good!!
I'm hungry for... cinnamon buns.
The song stuck in my head is... I Ain't Gonna Miss You Now by ?
I want... completly clear skin, my own camera, and more time with my friends.
I love... my God for sticking with me even when I act and feel weird.
I loathe... I often care to much about what ppl think about me or how I look >:(
This week my goal is to... blast out of this kinda slump, take awesome pictures, and have an awesome time with my friends!
Did I meet last week's goal? I just started this so....
Ending time... 7:03 p.m.
So that's it!! I have to go now chicas, so have a good night and the rest of the week!!
When I come to the computer, to check my e-mail or even doing something else, I click open the search thing...and then I type in "facebook.com".
I'll just check my notifications.
30 minutes later, can you guess what I'm still doing?
"My e-mail!! I forgot!! Oh no..."
Does anyone else do the same thing?
I now know two people who have delted theirs because they feel like it takes up too much time. Because once you check a notification, say someone commented on your status, and you comment back. And right there your'e caught up in a flurry of conversatiion and pictures.
I would love to have the nerve to delete mine; except I can't. It is fun to find friends whom you haven't seen in two years, add them as your sister, strike up a conversation with them. I can find almost my whole old school on there. It is just ridicioulus.
Oh Facebook, I LOVE you!!! But why are you sooo addicting!!??
I wanted to take the time to direct you all over to sweet Emily's blog (it's on my sidebar.) as she is undergoing current treatment and preparations for a stem cell transplant in hopes of curing her cancer. She has such a sweet personality and her faith in the Lord is a true inspriation. I'm sure she would love to hear from you and know that more people are praying!!
Here is a tag like thing: What is your theme song, the favorite song that absoulutely matches you?
Vacation!If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
I think that would be Paris...or Rome...or Hawaii. Yeah. Definitly Africa. :D I'm so indescicve! I really would like to visit Paris though!!
Favorite TV Show, and why?
It's encouraging to me because the Duggars share alot of our same beliefs...and it's fun to see how their large family interacts and functions on a day-to-day basis!
Ding-Dong!! Your favorite actor/singer/celebrity, is at your front door! Who would it be?
This is the best I could come up with! For some reason my mind is blank!
What is your favorite Bible verse, your "life verse"?
Come near to God and he will come near too you." James 4:8
You are trapped on a desert island.Your only supplies are the clothes you have on, and a box with five things in it. What are those five things?
#1 My Bible
Chocolate or Carmel?
Chocolate for sure. =)
If forced to do one of the two, which would you do: sky diving or scuba diving? why?
I think I would rather sky dive I've always been kinda leery about ocean water. I'd rather jump out of the sky at 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 feet. LOL!!
Are you a coffee and doughnuts sorta lady,or a tea and scones type of gal?
In the past I think I would have leaned more towards tea and scones...but I sure LOVE doughnuts and coffee!!! So....does "all of the above" count?
The time machine has finally been created, and you are the first too use it!! What era would you travel too?
Sometime during the 1800's--early 1900's. Don't ask me why. For some reason I'm really fasinated by the thought that it really wasn't toooo long ago, yet things were so different! I like to think about the fact that those were the times my grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents lived as well. :)
What is the last movie you watched?
A few seconds of 27 Dresses on TV.
What was your absolute favorite toy as a baby?
His name was Cuddles..it is a stufed bear really cute I still have him!!
Alright, that was alot of fun! I'm glad I was finally able to get this posted. I hope you have a very blessed week, everyone!! :)
The other day I remembered something that Bro. Oliver preached about, years ago. He spoke on the topic that our salvation wasn't free--we were bought a price. I thought this would serve as a great reminder to us all. :)
It's amazing that our salvation didn't come cheaply. At any moment God could have chosen to "lower the price" instead of sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins...
(Marking us down to 50% off, or buy 1 get 2 free, etc......... ;)
But He didn't! Each and indivisual Christian was bought at the same price. And a very expensive price that was!
That price was the blood of Jesus Christ!!
How differently things would have turned out had the Lord decided that the blood of his Son was to high a price to pay...Nothing would be the same.
I'm a dreamer, a reader, and an avid picture taker, I love the sound of rain on windows and the gorgeous blue of the sky. I love my Creator who has blessed me beyond all reason and whom I will hold onto for all my days. This blog is an expression of who I am and what I love. I hope you guys like it :)
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." -Mother Teresa
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39
"If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning...Face it, friend. He is crazy about you!" -Max Lucado