Saturday, April 30, 2011


stacked, locked and loaded
always a winner
never a let down
from the car to the house
got it All
Life on a silver tray
I don't want that
i want to work hard
get my hands dirty
Come on it builds character
I want to appreciate it ALL
from my broken i pod
the phone I pay for
to the car that guzzles
money in gas
appreciating it all
so that someday when i have it all
I know for sure it wasn't luck
stacked locked or loaded
that got me there

Sunday, April 24, 2011

most of you know all this but i have been asked a few questions by a few of you

sorry I didn't have a picture of everyone in my family together so you get two
this is taci and mia's adoption in a nutshell
Taci and mia are adopted from Haiti,
We started adopting when i was in sixth grad,(long long long time later) we were matched with taci said TA-see when she was a newborn, she was pretty much the cutest baby in the whole world, i feel really jipped i didn't get to meet her until she was two and a half. She came home the summer before i started high school, she is now five. she didn't' speak any English when she came home to us... now she doesn't speak any creole- i speak it better than she does!
We were matched with Mia when she was three? and pretty much Murphy law of anything that can go wrong did go wrong applies to her. AND i mean EVERYTHING finally February 1st 2010 i got to meet the 8 year old mia for the first time! She didn't speak any English,I don't think she had every slept in a bed, but she was my sister 100% She came home two days before my brother left on his mission- yes pretty much one day of being a complete family. If people come with luggage Mia has an entire airport full of it. 8 years in Haiti really takes it's toll on you. now we are about the process of healing a broken heart. Those two little girls have forever changed who i am, how i think, the way i pray, the way i cry, the pain i feel, the amount of love i can feel and how hard i can laugh. They are my sisters, my best friends and my answered prayers

Sunday, April 17, 2011

enter to win!!!

Ok, so my sister in law Ashley is a super amazing photographer and is doing an amazing giveaway on her blog and her facebook page! you can win a FREE photo session of your choice including 10 high resolution edited pictures PLUS all the other pictures from your session! she is super amazing and it would be so worth it! check her out and enter to win at!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

awnsered prayers

so if you are one of my bffs you know i my family has been through some hard things lately. but i'm not here to talk about how hard life is, i'm trying to tell you how amazingly prayers are answered. i was REALLY upset. like i don't know the last time i had cried this hard, and once again if you know me well you know i cry A LOT! I was in my bedroom sobbing my heart out. I prayed to find some comfort because i knew the situation wasn't going to change. I ended my prayer and sat on my bed for a moment. And it wasn't like a voice talking to me but it sure wasn't my own mind, i heard
Trust in the lord with ALL thy heart and lean not to thy own understanding, in ALL thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. proverbs 3:5&6 I knew that if i trusted the lord he wouldn't lead me astray.
THEN.... i found a letter we had written to ourselves last year's Christmas to open this Christmas. but the thing was i hadn't read it since i wrote it. it just happened to be in the middle of the floor! so i read it. it was advice from the me one year ago. I gave myself the best advice. in that letter was everything i need to hear at the moment. so the part about all thy ways acknowledge him... i figured this is one of my ways. blogging is something that I do. so this is me acknowledging him. I know that Heavenly Father listens to and answers our prayer. the ones i just said are two in hundreds of ways prayers have been answered for me. i know that Jesus Christ lives, he love us and understands the pain we are going through.
so we life gets too hard to stand kneel

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

art of the day #26

so the thing about today's art of the day is that it is mine! so i wanted to put up some of my art from time to time so here is my first piece :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

art of the day #26

well folks Monet march is over but we will still be seeing from him time to time. so here is something completely different by an artist named Shaman Helin its called Portland dreams