Hey, look im alive :)

Hello my dear faithful followers, (if your here, reading this after how long its taken me to do a new post, I consider you a very faithful follower...so thank you :) )
So anyway, I think I'll just post some of my highlights of this year so far.....p.s. isnt it absolutely crazy that its already November? The year has flown by in a blur and its pretty sad :). Its been a super grand blur nonetheless and I'm gonna share a little bit with you!

\\\\\First off, our church's annual spring camping trip...It was filled with, friends, sunshine, hiking, basketball, frisbee, volleyball, late nights around the fire, and drinking hot chocolate..it was the grandest of time and I can't wait for next year!

(these girls are so grand and I'm very grateful they are in my life)

(and her,...my bestie, partner in crime, and life long pal, I love her so much!)

\\\\....next, our trip to Chicago to visit my Uncle and Aunt for our cousins graduation party....cooking all day, riding in my uncles pace car, getting amazing cupcakes, having grand family time, chasing sunsets and getting pictures, and helping bbq ribs were a few of the great memories we made!  
Cooking with my Aunt, cousin, and sister Esther

[chasing the sunset with my grand sisters!]

                                                       I love this little person, and she is growing up waaay to fast!

                                                               My uncle's way cool Indy 500 pace car 
                                                                                       Doing what I love best!


\\\ and another highlight, a trip to the same uncle and aunt's lake cabin in July....every year this is like my very favorite week like ever, laying in the sun, tubing, jet skiing, playing games, riding the boat, playing cornhole, getting thrown off the tube, laughing, and generally having a blast!

having a grand time clearly ;)

love this special lady way oh so much! 

This one is super amazing too, my better half and tweedle in life :)

Game time!

/////In August I went to Majesty MusicCollege with a group of kids from our church, it was such a blast while learning so much...lets do it again ok? ;)
not sure where I would be without these special ladies!

Our whole group////I'm so glad several of my dearest friends were able to come! 

Of course we had to get a picture with Patch :)

\\\\\ Going to my grandmas in the upper peninsula of Michigan has always been some of my favorite memories, this year was probably are last time up there because she is selling her house, so it made it even more special! We also got to hang out with some distance cousins I forgot we had which is always a blast :). 

My great grandma Carmen and I

Sparklers fascinate me...

and sunsets....yeah they are my favorite!

We did a greased watermelon relay race in the frigid lake, that was s.o. cold yet s.o. fun :).

Familes.....are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts

////// and, our trip to Alabama....wow oh wow that was such and amazing 8 days...swimming, sunning, cooking, pie making (I made 15 pies in a weeks time and they were all eaten :) ), hanging out with some old and new friends/family, watching movies, eating, laughing, playing games, talking, and generally having so much fun! I'm super grateful we were able to take this trip! 
My traveling companion

cooking, lots and lots of cooking!

my best bud Knox p.s is he not the cutest?!

pies, pies, and more pies!


I tried fishing, it didn't work out so well :)

kayaking also is a new found hobby ;). 

//////last but not least are latest fall church camping trip to the dunes, it is one of my favorite camping spots ever and going with church family is even more fun! I didn't get many pictures on my camera because I had a dead battery and no charger :(, But here is a small glimpse of the trip ;).

hiking the dunes is one of my favorite things to do! 


my neon matching friend...love her! <3

seeing just how grand and amazing God really is, from the lake, to the huge sand dunes, and the amazing sunsets every night....to think He created all of that just makes me in awe!

OK well that is all for now, I'm gonna do a longer post hopefully later this week on my ultimate very favorite trip this year to Hilton Head Island, but that deserves its own post :).
If you stayed through the whole post thus far, Thank you I appreciate you :)!

God has blessed me so very much in giving me all these opportunity's to travel this spring/summer/fall I am so so grateful and was indeed blessed by each and every trip. Traveling makes me so happy and this year, I was definitely happy :D,

Ok well I can't promise you I will be back soon but I will reaaally try to be back later this week with another post!
Have a lovely week friends!

 p.s feel free to leave a comment....I would really like it :)


December Photo challenge final week

Hello friends! 
Happpppy New Year!!  I know I can't even believe myself, I didn't post last week, but hey better late than never right? So here is the last week of December, [ok side note, isn't it the craziest thing ever that it is 2014? It seems like 2013 was a total blur...an epic blur but a blur nonetheless :) ]. Anywho, now to the pictures...Enjoy!

December 23rd- Travel
Perfect day for this challenge, because we headed home from Alabama today [amazing trip]. The mountains are an amazing sight and I would love to live some place where I'd see them everyday :)

December 24th- Favorite part of Christmas Eve

All of these happy little presents, waiting to be opened

December 25th-Morning
Christmas Morning with 15 people is always so happy and exciting, this was a little bit before all the ciaos started :) 

December 26th- Grateful
My little siblings, they bring so much joy to my life and pretty much make my world go round!

December 27th-Night time

Watched Thor 1...this evening [can you say yay!?] 

December 28th- Words
God's word....the very best words and the only words you really need! 

December 29th- Sky view

I took my little siblings to the park, and the sunset was like {perfect}. It pretty much made my day :)

December 30th- Your winter wonderland

Well I didn't take this today, I took it yesterday...But I sorta forgot so I figured it'd work because it looked the same both days :)

December 31st [LAST DAY OF 2013, whoop whoop]-Fun

New Years Eve was SO much fun! Me and 3 of my friends... It's my dad and sisters birthday, so we had a crazy mismatched weird hair party, and It was a blast! [disclaimer: they usually don't look like this] :).

Ok well that is it for the December Photo Challenge, I hope you all enjoyed a little peek at my December, it was a very epic, amazing, fun, tiring, lovely month. And it went by in a flash!

I will hopefully be posting kind of a round up of my 2013 year [no promises but I will try].

May the Lord bless you all in this New Year! 
Love Always,

p.s. I would love it if you left me a comment :)!