Sep 28, 2012

Oh, September!

fall is here, and pretty soon it'll be christmas again. oh my word, how time flies.
the quote of the month. i often forget how true it is.
chris colfer is actually quite good as an author.
wreck-it ralph is awesome even though i haven't seen it yet.
adam young sings in it so i'm sure it will be. (and because it's disney, of course.)
heyhihello sounds unbelievably like owl city.
two songs by american idol finalists because i'm in an american idol phase.
also because colton dixon is a w e s o m e.
i'm serious. you should check out his new song "never gone."
it talks about how, even through the darkest times, Jesus is always there, that He was never gone.
also, colton's words in the last video below (at around 2:10) make me happy.
anyway, God bless you all, and i hope you have an awesome october!

I Dream in Colour! by heyhihello on Grooveshark
Home by Philip Phillips on Grooveshark

{PS We still have a few days before September ends, I know, I know.}

Sep 18, 2012


I feel like I'm getting swept into some sort of mainstream hubbub here. Even though I told myself that I had too many social networking sites and that I certainly didn't need another addition, I decided to give Pinterest a chance. I haven't been on for very long, but I love it already. It's like a giant cauldron of anything and everything inspiring.

If you'd like to see my profile, click here. There's lots of artsy things, inspiring quotes, typography, wanderlust, DIY's, and other whatnot. I hope you find it very pinteresting. ;) {That was my attempt at punny won't happen again.}

Anyway, don't forget to leave me a link to your profile so I can follow you too. Have a fantastic week! :)

Sep 16, 2012

This Is Gabe

He likes Minecraft.
He likes bacon.
He has the ability to build anything out of anything.
{Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but he comes pretty close.}
His toleration for spicy food is way above average.
He likes the music I listen to.
He puts up with my constant ranting.
He often reminds me of how weird I am.
Once, when I showed him how I carved Jello to look like a little rocky island,
he replied that I needed a boyfriend.
I can't get him to read the books I like.
{He refuses to read the Percy Jackson books. :( }
But he likes reading non-fiction books.
He's pretty darn smart.
And freaking hilarious.
And trustworthy.
And loving.
And just as weird as I am.
We like to make ugly faces at each other.
And make up cheesy dance moves.
He's pretty fun to be with.
We've had thousands of memories and inside jokes.
Even though we probably won't admit this to each other,
he's one of the best friends I've ever had.
I know that he's always got my back, and I've got his.
We're not very mushy people, but I don't say this as often as I should.
Love you, weirdo.
Happy birthday.
Stay awesome.

Your equally awesome and devastatingly beautiful sister :)


{PS I tweak my blog too much, I know.}

Sep 7, 2012

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Words are amazing things.
Combined in just the right way,
they are like a time machine,
whisking you off to different times and different places.
Sometimes they are like a photograph,
capturing moments, never to be forgotten again.
They have the power
to lead a nation, to transform people.
They can be anything and everything.
But there are some things that cannot be explained,
things so simple
yet so complex that words,
however vast they are,
cannot define them.
So maybe the best stories
are the ones never told,
the ones that can happen in an instant
or stretch for a lifetime,
or those that can be read in someone’s eyes,
or those shown in something
as simple as a pat on the back.
These stories are the ones worth knowing,
because they are made of something
far greater than words could ever say.

Sep 5, 2012

When History Came Alive

 Heritage Park was fantastic. It was like an old-fashioned town, where people strolled around in suits and dresses and frilly umbrellas like it was the most natural thing in the world. (There was also a mini cruise ride and an amusement park for the more modern folks, but even those were decorated in an old-fashioned style.)

There was a one-room schoolhouse too and, oh my goodness, you should have seen me when I entered it. I was so excited I was practically jumping around. I sat in the desks and wrote on the slates and felt the warmth of the old-fashioned stove near the back of the room. Total Little House on the Prairie fangirl moment. The teacher inside probably thought I was strange...oh well.

I even got to take home some horehound candy (the candy that the Ingalls family from Little House on the Prairie made!), some wintergreen candy (the store-bought candy that the Ingalls kids and the Wilder kids only got to eat on Christmas), and a butterscotch stick...which I only got because it sounded historical. The whirly pop was my little sister's, who cares not whether candy is old-fashioned, just as long as it's delicious.

So, yes, my week has been quite a marvellous one, full of historical adventures, the perfect way to jumpstart the new school year.

What about you? How has your week been so far? :)

{Images (c) Hannah G.}