This year, starting April 12, 2011 I will be posting one picture a day for 365 days as a fun way to share my life with you.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day 30 - Tyler and the Tigers

My brother's friend lives across the street, and today they watched the Detroit Tigers WIN! (and Noah and Tyler played Playstation during commercials.....sheesh. Boys. They just can't be satisfied with one thing)
This is Tyler watching the game. He decided to pose for me! :) It's hard to tell, but it was a pose...I think.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 29 - Annelise's Art

As you know, my best friend is Annelise. She takes an art class for homeschoolers (actually, she's the only student in this oil painting class!) and at an art show this week, she displayed her amazing art. 

I cannot believe what a fantastic job she did on this bird! Way to go Anna! (For this pic, I did nothing but crop it a little.....I though you needed to see just the artwork!)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 28 - Here Fishy Fishy

We have a fish. His name is Pluto. Originally, Pluto belonged to my brother, who, when he got Pluto, was REALLY excited about it. Then Noah got bored of the fish and was going to give him to me but my mom wouldn't let me have him. She figured I'd kill the fishy...which is probably true.....heehee. 
He's a pretty cool fish. I noticed when you try to take a picture with somebody else's camera that you're not used to, it's hard. Plus, it's hard to take a picture of a fish in the water! I think this photo is not really great, but I tried. :(

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 27 - Selah

Last night, I was going to take a picture of my brother's new pair of shoes, which are size fourteen (around 14 inches!!! I measured them!), to talk about his huge feet.....but, I had to go to bed. 

So TODAY, I was messing around with his shoes trying to find the right angle and setting, when my dog walked up. I took some pictures of his shoe next to her head, and although it was funny, they weren't AMAZING shots. So.....68 shots later, I finally downloaded my photos onto the computer and here is my winning picture!
Forget the shoes. Here, it's all about the cuteness of the DOG! Her name is Selah. Selah decided she would pose for me tonight. I love it! All I did is tell her to "stay" and she didn't move for about seven minutes! "Good girl, Selah!"

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 26 - LOVE

Who doesn't need a little extra love sometimes? Maybe a little extra support or appreciation. I think everybody does, and I know that I will always have that. If I ever feel like a teenager who thinks nobody in her family loves her (I know....teens are crazy!), I just think of my best friend. Or call her. Or write her a letter! I always know she'll love me no matter what.
Hopefully, you all have a best friend out there who understands you for who you are, and doesn't care what you look like. Somebody who will always tell you if you are messing up, who will guide you in your life, and will always encourage your failures. Not encourage you to fail, but encourage you WHEN you fail. I'm glad I have that.

(This picture is not edited at all. Straight from my camera to you!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 25 - Tahlia's England Project

Today, well tonight, actually, my little sister presented her poster about England. This was her very first research project and presentation attempt, and I have to say that for a nine-year-old, she did great! I didn't learn a ton, but what I did learn, I won't soon forget! 
I know it's not a great picture, but I wanted everybody to see her poster! So this is her with her amazing little smile! :) She is very proud of her poster, and I am proud of HER! Good job T! Love ya!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 24 - A Rainy Game

My little sister Tahlia's softball game ended early. REALLY early. It ended halfway through the first half of the first inning! It started raining. And raining. And POURING! Total downpour! The field was unplayable within three minutes! 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 22 - A Fireman's Rescue Kitten

My neighbor, Mike Malcolm, is a fireman. Yesterday, while he was on duty he was called to rescue a kitten in a storm drain! Poor kitty. After he rescued the kitten, he had the choice of keeping her because nobody claimed her and nobody knew who she belonged to. Guess what he chose? :) Now, she belongs to Mr. Malcolm!
Readers, I introduce you to Stormy the kitten (get it? Stormy for storm dra...hahaha...yeah. Lame). My family was also introduced to this ADORABLE little kitten today, and I got to hold her for a while! She's so cute! It was a little difficult to get a good picture of her in the bad lighting, but I did my best and I hope you like it! 

Day 23 - Best Friends

(First, I would like to apologize for not blogging yesterday. I tried to log on Blogger last night, but Blogger was undergoing some maintenance and I was not able to blog. This is my blog post for yesterday!)

My best friend is Annelise. She's great! We are alike in so many ways, and we are different in so many ways. I'm thankful to have such a godly young woman as my best friend! We are both homeschooled and we both LOVE horses. We love, well, each other too! I love her a TON!
We hung out yesterday, and what do teenage girls do when they hang out? Take tons of pictures of course! Yup. That's what we did...and we studied a TON for our english exam next week. This picture is straight out of my camera. I didn't think I needed to make us any prettier than we already are! Just kidding!!! ;) (Inspired by me starting a blog, Anna started one as well. You can check out her blog here: Anna's Blog )

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 21 - Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day. Mother's Day is a super special day because on this day we get to honor our mothers for her dedication to her children. I love my mama. She's the best in the world in my opinion:) My mom sacrifices so much for my siblings and I. She teaches us school, she works full time, and she leads a VERY busy life.
Today, we gave her a kayak which is something she REALLY wanted. I'm happy that we could do something for the mom who I admire and adore. We, and by we I mean us kids, made her breakfast-in-bed like always, gave her cards, and let her open her presents. Although she didn't really open the kayak! This afternoon, my family took my mom out for a picnic and a hike. In this picture, you see my mother, sister, and brother attempting to stand on a stump one foot longer than the others! They all failed. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 20 - France (Project)

For those of you who don't know, I am homeschooled. My mom does a wonderful job teaching us! For the past three weeks, my sisters and I have each been working on gathering facts about a country for a presentation board due next week. I picked France. I've found it to be fascinating! Tonight, while I was watching a movie with my family, I worked on my project. I had to cut out all of those letters perfectly, and the little strip of paper at the top that says, "The Country Of." It took a while to get everything centered!
 Even though it's not done, I wanted to share it with you! So.......this is what I have done so far...I know. Amazing, right? Well, at least everybody will know it's mine! I'm planning something special for my board, and I will take a picture of the finished project soon! Stay tuned!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 19 - Sunset

I did many things today, but my favorite was standing at the barn, watching horses quietly eating their hay, and seeing the sun set over the trees. Definitely the highlight of my day. I have not been out to the barn for a while, and finally, today I was able to ride my neighbor's horse! Thank you Tracy!!! Mostly, I just sat on the horse, closed my eyes, and felt the movement of the horse beneath me. I loved it. 
I didn't do anything to this photo because I wanted you to enjoy its true beauty. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 18 - Paws

Yesterday, I said a lot in my blog post. Today, I will let the picture do the talking...well, most of it anyway! :)
Maggie. That's my dog's name. She's a golden retriever and I love her. My life would not be the same without her! :) I love walking her, talking to her, hugging her and giving her kisses, and watching her go crazy trying to eat a reflection on a wall! Yes, I said trying to EAT reflections! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 17 - American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks

I love country music. It's not just listening to it, but literally loving everything about it and knowing all the songs. I! Love! Country! Music! A lot.

One of my favorite shows to listen to on the radio is the American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks. It's where they count down the top 40 country songs of the week. During that time, they read requests from listeners, play past number one hits, and have their own little special thing called "Live Like You Were Dying" where they read stories from listeners who have had something major in their life they want to share. The show even has a special guest every week!

This past week, I sent in a request for a song, wrote about why I wanted them to play it, and they picked me! This was totally awesome for me because I don't ever get picked for ANYTHING, plus, Kix Brooks was going to read my request and say my name on the radio!!! I actually received an e-mail from a producer of the show asking how to pronounce my name. After I thought about it, I realized I would not be able to hear the show that week because I would not be home, so I asked if it was possible to somehow get a small recording through e-mail or something...and they actually sent me a CD of the entire show!

I couldn't believe how awesome she was for doing that for me! I totally appreciated it and now have been able to listen to it! Because they were so nice, I will be sure to tell everybody to listen in and totally listen in every week myself for sure! I would suggest at least checking out their website!

So thank you again ACC! You are great people! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 16 - Flower

My little sister, Tahlia, is super artsy. Always thinking about crafts, always imagining what an object would look like in a craft, and always DOING crafts. Inspired by my mom's amazing business, Studio Jewel, she even started her own business called Artz & Partz. Her catalog currently has one item because most things we actually buy from her are custom. She's so cute. I love her!
I found this tissue paper flower she made on the kitchen table today and decided to blog about it. I love flowers. I mean, what girl doesn't? I love getting flowers. I love smelling flowers. And I love looking at flowers. Flowers are truly a special creation created by God for their beautiful appearance and smell. And that's what I urge you to do in the next few weeks. Take a minute to just embrace the flowers and appreciate their beauty! And let me know if you do! :) 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 15 - The Kite

My family is really busy almost every day, but today we somehow found time to play outside together. We played baseball catch for a while, then passed a soccer ball to each other, and tried to play frisbee, but the wind was too strong. (We tried to teach one of our dogs to catch a frisbee, but she didn't really catch on). We also hit a volleyball around for a little while. It was fun!
My brother has a kite. He isn't really an expert on flying it yet, but he tries. His last kite got stuck in a tree last year and is still there. HA! What's left of it that is... ;) Today, once again, he failed in his attempt to fly his kite, but I did take a pretty sweet picture as I was jumping out of the way!