Tuesday, September 30, 2014

So Long, September!

Dear September,

Today is the last day before October and I just wanted to take a few moments to just say what a blessed month you've been! 

This month...

I bought my first car...all cash...no debt...and it has definitely been a blessing to possess my own mode of transportation.

My little brother turned 12...This is kind of hard for me to believe!  When did he suddenly get so much older?

I turned 20...I'll leave that one alone...

September, you have been a month of amazing exploration for me!  You've offered me more choices almost more than I could handle, you've exposed me to more paths than I can ever travel.  College options...job offers...job hunting...leaving my teens, so on...

God, I don't know where you are taking me in life, but I trust You and thank You for this beautiful month of September!

God has a plan for you too!  And a journey for you to travel!  Trust Him!  I know I don't know where I'm headed or the road I'm meant to travel, but He does and that is the biggest comfort I have in life!


Happy Pilgrimming! 


Monday, September 29, 2014

The To Do List...& Happy National Coffee Day!

Lists are some of my best friends! 

It's my way of organizing my life...  My way of keeping track of what I'm suppose to be doing, suppose to be learning, suppose to be crossing off.  Without them, I kind of feel lost and like I didn't accomplish a thing...Not that I didn't, but I don't have anything to show what I got knocked out.  Plus you have that panic like you forgot something when you don't have a list!  Like this......

So, I'll make lists of anything and everything from quick little ideas, simple step by step processes, to "hey, you, get this done ASAP" stuff.  And crossing things off those lists is invigorating...and slightly addictive!  I mean...who doesn't want to be successful in accomplishing your goals for the day?  I'll even write something down that I just did for the pure pleasure of crossing it off!

Then some days....your list is bigger than your time in the day!  Today is one of those days and I pray God gives me grace to make it through my list today! 

But right now is my coffee break...

And it so happens today is...
And you all knowing my love for coffee...know that a post commemorating such a day must be written!  It's on my "to-do" list!  Plus it's healthy for you!
Ok...I'm done with the silly pictures..and it's back to my to do list for me!

Happy National Coffee Day! And if you should prefer tea, then may God have mercy on your soul.....kidding 


Happy pilgrimming!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Constitution Day: It matters to us!

America! It has the longest lasting Constitution in the world! And today marks 227 years since it was signed September 17, 1787! Now that's something to be proud of! Did you know that France alone has had 17 different constitutions during that span of time?

 Learn about this wonderful document by watching this short and entertaining video! It explains it better than any other that I've seen, plus the people in this film are a load of fun....I may be biased....I personally know them.

Happy Constitution Day everyone...Because it matters to us!

 Happy Pilgrimming


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

From Tennesee to Colorado to Seatle

Dear Friends,

Can you believe September is already upon us?  The summer is almost over, and before we know it, we'll be sipping pumpkin spice lattes and baking up a batch of scones to welcome in the Autumn season!  In case you've wondered what my month of August was like....

This last month has been such a wild adventure! I've literally traveled clear across the United States visiting family!  Starting with a trip to my grandmother's on my mom's side in Tennessee.
Then home for but a week and off again with my dad and brother to Colorado to visit my dad's side of the family!
Then.....instead of going home with my dad and brother like I was suppose to, I did the most random thing I've ever done and hopped on a plane to Seattle, Washington with my uncle's family!  Talk about spontaneous!

Of course, I haven't uploaded all the pictures from my camera yet.  These were just snapped with my phone.  But I decided to post what I did have.

God is so incredibly good, and I couldn't have had a month more blessed!  He provided me the opportunities to travel all over the United States and see much of my dear, sweet family that I hold ever so dear!  His love overwhelms me each and every day and I am so grateful! 

So, please tell me, how was your summer?  Let me know in the comments, or you can email  me!

In the meantime....
Happy Pilgrimming!