Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lazy Bear Lodge

Lazy Bear Lodge and shopping in Boone with Mom was probably the bestest, best birthday present that I could have gotten for my 16th.  Let me sum it all up for you:

*Lodge Room - Too sweet!  :)

*Bella the Newfoundland - I want! 

*Panera Bread - Bread bowls and apples = Awesomeness

*$60 boots that I got on sale for $12 -
Da bomb!  :P

*Long conversation by the wood stove with Mom - Priceless 

*Calling Caelen to see what movie they had watched for the weekly movie night - Comical :)

*Rolling around the thought of trying to pierce my overly sensitive ears again - Well, you don't see any pictures with my ears pierced, do you?  

*Actually taking time to shop in Goodwill - Productive and yep, I got 3 nice pairs of pants out of it :)  

*Coming back home - With Everyone hoopin and hollerin, it made me feel like I had been away for months. 

Thanks guys :)







Turtle Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory ...my fav !!  <3 

The view from the deck was absolutely wonderful!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Days 15 - 22 of Photography in 30 days

Why did I not post on Thursday you might be asking?  Well, let me just sum it up for you . . . Thursday I turned  16, so naturally I was pretty busy :) and I found out that my great Grandmother had fallen and broken her hip (at 95 years old . . . not good!), so our family had to tend to her.  You guys can pray for her quick recovery.  
Thanks for your patience with my lack of pictures lately ;) 

Day 15 - ANIMAL
Day 16 - SILHOUETTE 
Day 17 - SUNSET
Day 18 - SHOES
Day 19 - CLOSEUP
Day 20 - LIGHT
Day 21 - NIGHTTIME
Day 22 - WHERE I SLEEP

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet 16

Yep, sweet 16 came and went yesterday.  Although I don't feel any older or wiser (though I wish I could say that I did), I do have more privileges and responsibilities now.  When we turn 16 in our family, we get to start drinking coffee and wear makeup. . . . the only problem with these things is. . . I CAN'T STAND coffee (although I really wish that I did). . . .  so . . . sad, but anyways Mom and Dad surprised me with a "certificate" to a one night's stay at a bed and breakfast way up in the mountains.  :)  Right now I am blogging from my beautifully rustic room in the Lazy Bear Lodge and getting ready to head out to go shopping with Mom in Boone :)  I'll be sure to post on my stay here.  

Love,
Hannah Girl

Ooohh, and by the way, thanks to the Robbins, Hannah Moore, and Josh Chick for a great time in Roanoke this week!  I enjoyed you guys immensely!!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I'm gone, and won't be back until Thursday . . .


Well. . . . believe me!  I did have good intentions to post my pictures while I was here visiting the Robbins in Roanoke VA, but my memory card isn't uploading my pictures so I will have to wait until I get back home on Thursday.  :(  sorry everybody, but I'll see ya then!
In Christ,
Hannah Girl

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Days 12, 13 and 14 of Photography in 30 days

Don't worry!  I didn't forget about this, I was just sooo swamped this weekend!  In fact, I was out of town doing some intensive training for the Apologia home school conferences that I'm going to be working at this year.  
No excuses I know . . . ;)


Day 12 ~ Nature
Day 13 ~ Something old
Day 14 ~ Something new




Thursday, February 16, 2012

Days 10 and 11 of Photography in 30 days

Day 10 - EYES

Day 11 - SUN FLARE

Sorry for the belated links to the photography, but I have been sick (and still am) with sores all over my mouth and a fever :(  Sad.  I hope to be able to still post pictures on Bloom. . . 
~Hannah Girl

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 9 of Photography in 30 days

Day 9 ~ Favorite Color
Well, . . . It seems like the boys are kind of falling off of this 'photography in 30 days' thing.  I'll still let them join in when they can, but for right now I think it is just going to be Caelen and me :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 8 of Photography in 30 days

Day 8 ~ Funny.  

Today Caelen and I both had sore throats and the boys were busy with school all day, so I was the only one who got around to taking the picture of the day.  Maybe the others will make up for it tomorrow :) 

Ben worked himself into a frenzy trying to get up the nerve to pull his tooth.  He spent most of the morning looking into my mirror, staring at his mouth and asking if it was ready to pull yet :) 

Thanks Ben

Thanks Benj boy for the beautiful daffodils yesterday!  It was so thoughtful of you to think of your sisters :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 7 of Photography in 30 days


Day 7 ~ Morning sky: 
(it's so convenient to have mountains right off your back porch :)


The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; 
they are new every morning; 
   great is your faithfulness. 
--Lamentations 3:22-23


MORNING SKY!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 6 of Photography in 30 days

Day 6 ~ Leaves
It's kind of hard to find green leaves in the middle of winter when it is snowing :)  You've got to think 'inside the house'. . . really!

SNOW!!!

Yes!  First snow of the year!  . . . (it's about time. . . ) let's hope it lasts long enough to cover the ground :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 5 of Photography in 30 days

Day 5 ~ What I wore today:




Thankful for brothers!


Nathan has been putting forth the extra effort to compliment us girls (Caelen and I), with more hugs, and by blessing us in every way lately.  It is like he is constantly on the lookout for ways that he can make us smile :)  Caelen caught this shot of him teaching one of our little neighbors to roller skate . . . got to love it! 
Benj is also a huge blessing and definitely one of God's ways of showing me my need for patience :)  He is always ready to give an (almost violent) hug to me in the mornings and tell me that I look "pretty". . . 
Brothers can really be a joy when sisters make them out to be ones.  If we are encouraging and are interested in what our brothers have to say, then they will reciprocate the attention in ways that are surprisingly thoughtful and sweet :)  I encourage you to make the best of the time with them now before it is too late.  
:)  
 Look forward to sharing the next picture of the day with you guys!
Love,
Hannah Girl *

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 4 of Photography in 30 days

Day 4 ~ Happiness.  
We all had a pretty busy day today shopping in Asheville, so at the very last minute before I was about to hop into a warm cozy bed to go to sleep, I remembered "OH WAIT!!  We still haven't taken our pictures for the day!"  I marched everybody into my room (where there is most light) and we all took our pictures which are just random things that have made us happy today.  Ben was already asleep when I remembered, but he told me earlier today that bananas really made him happy :)  I have no doubt that he would have taken a picture of a banana for his daily picture.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 3 of Photography in 30 days

Day 3 ~ Self Portraits. . . Probably not my most favorite picture choice because it is so much more complicated to put the camera on 'self-timer' and pose yourself in 10 seconds . . . Oh well, they turned out alright in the end.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 2 of Photography in 30 days

Day 2's pictures : 

SMILE!
{Look at Bloom Photography for more of "smile"}

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 1 of 'Photography in 30 days'

It's the very first day of the photography "challenge", and I actually got all of my siblings to do this with me!  I am so stoked!  Today's picture was:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Photography in 30 days

Photography in 30 days!  Yes! - Motivation for taking more pictures!!!  I plan to start the "challenge" next week on Bloom Photography (my other blog), so if you want to follow my progress, head on over to my photography blog :)  
I am going to do the best I can with only 1 lens for my camera (I am in desperate need for more at the moment), but . . . we'll see how it all goes.