Wednesday, June 25, 2014


*Drum roll*

...CAPTURE Kansas Photography Workshop 2014!

Some of you remember my blogging about last years' CAPTURE, and for those of you who are new, you can view some of my favorite pictures here.

Here are some general CAPTURE details:

And here are some CAPTURE Kansas details:

^Can't get over how hilarious that was^

I hope you photographers will seriously think about, and pray about coming! It is definitely worth the money you pay! And remember, early registration ($395/photographer) ends on September 22nd when the price goes up to $445/photographer! 

And don't overlook the GROUP DISCOUNT: Save $100 per additional photographer when you register together at the same time (up to 4 photographers).

A Serious Photographer

Liebster Award

Thank you to Pearl Of Tyburn at Silver Screen Spiritual for awarding me yet another Liebster! :) 

Here are her questions, and my answers:

1. What do you consider the greatest movie of all time and why? I really don't know! I guess "The Jesus Film" because, really. It's the greatest Story of all time!

2. What do you consider the worst movie of all time and why? Again, no idea! I haven't seen most of today's entertainment films...

3. Who is your favorite actor/actress? Tom Hiddleston...or Orlando Bloom :)

4. Who is your least favorite actor/actress? Don't have one...yet.

5. What scene from a movie do you find the most inspirational? There are so many! I'll choose this one: In Amazing Grace, when Wilbur is on the Madagascar speaking to the group of people. "Remember that smell..."

6. What movies have mad you laugh the most? Frozen, Tangled, The Widows Might, I'm sure there's more!

7. What movies have made you cry the most? I'm not a crier when it comes to movies, but The Return of the King, and God's not Dead very nearly did it!

8. What movie do you find the most hoaky? What do you mean by "hoaky?"

9. If you could only watch one more movie forever, what would it be? The Book Thief

10. What are some movies you’ve wanted to watch but never gotten the chance? The Book Thief, Thor The Dark World, Captain America (The First Avenger AND The Winter Soldier), War Horse, Hunger Games, Ace Wonder, Alone Yet Not Alone, Divergent, I'm sure there are more...

11. What are your top 5 movies you would like me to watch and review? Pride and Prejudice (2005 version), The Book Thief, Chariots of Fire, uh... I don't have any others.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Best Week of My Life

As many of you know, I was at Worldview Academy Camp last week, enjoying my first camp experience! 

Here is a video of the week:

As I am still (yes, STILL) processing everything, I will not tell you all I learned right away. Haha, it was like drinking from a fire hose! 
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and would definitely go again! And to all who've never been, I strongly urge you to go!

And I think I speak for all Worldview Alumni, when I say that it definitely was the "Best Day of Our Lives"

This is me with my small group leader, Tori.

Amy (small group friend) and I

Noelle (small group friend/roommate) and I

Random Selfie :D

Most of my small group!
Left to right: Grace, Amy, Ashley, Moi, Ellie, Victoria, and Tori

Tally Ho!


Friday, June 6, 2014

In Honor of D-Day

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion during WWII. 

I wanted to share with you, the speech that General Eisenhower gave to the troops...

June 6th, 1944:
     Soldiers, Sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!  You are about to embark on upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.  The eyes of the world are upon you.  The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.  In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed people of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

     Your task will not be an easy one.  Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely.

     But this is the year 1944!  Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41.  The united Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man to man.  Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground.  Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.  The tide has turned!  The free men of the world are marching together to victory!
     I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.  We will accept nothing less than full victory!

     Good Luck!  And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.


So thank you to these men, who, because of their sacrifice, have helped to preserve the freedom that God has given us.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Beautiful Blog Award

Here are the rules:
Thank the person who nominated you
Answer the questions your nominator set for you
Nominate a few other people and set questions for them to answer
Let them know about their nomination

First of all, I want to thank Bekah over at His Princess!
As I've done this many times before, I'll just answer the questions. :)

1. What's your favorite meal? Chinese!
2. How many siblings do you have? I am the oldest of nine.
3. Do you have any pets? And if not, if you could have your dream pet, what would it be? I used to have a horse and a dog. Now my family have a baby turtle named, "Crush." :)
4. What's your favorite book? Does it have to be one favorite book? I HAVE SO MANY! I guess The Chronicles of Narnia is at the top of the list.
5. What book are you currently reading? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6. What movie is currently your favorite? This is a tough one! The Desolation of Smaug?? 
7. For those who can drive, do you enjoy driving? And to those who can't, are you excited about driving someday? Oh, I love driving! I have been driving a fifteen passenger van for a year now! :D
8. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go? Um...England, Scotland, and New Zealand!
9. Do you enjoy traveling? Yes!
10. What's your hobby? Photography!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The First Time in Forever

Well hello there! 
Yep. You probably understood that reference. 
I am posting for the First Time in Forever.
And while I personally like Tangled better, Frozen is so popular among my siblings.

Back on topic.

I do most sincerely apologize for my strange absence.  You see, my family has been in the midst of moving, and I have been helping, as well as working on a few extra things.

So to catch up on picture posting, I give you pictures from the past month:

Building walls:

This empty building is now full of beds, dressers, a table, quite a few pices of furniture, a baby grand piano, etc.

Our Chinese international students fixed us a delicious (traditional) Chinese dinner before they flew back to their homeland.

Here's Daniel, helping.

Y'all meet Squirt! Papa found him in the pool, and Hannah decided to keep him. :)

Other than moving, and moving, and moving, I haven't been up to much!
I hope you all are getting ready for a truly awesome summer!
And don't forget to blow dandelion fuzz! ;)