Day 6: My 5 Senses Right Now

See: The kitchen and the computer

Hear: Dad’s TV


Smell: Veggie Lasagna in the oven

Taste: Baby carrots (I never stop eating them!)




Day 4: What I’m Afraid of

Needles!!!! I seriously am afraid of them… I hate thinking about them so end of story!

Day 2: 20 Facts About Me

1. I’m a vegetarian

2. I like pink… A LOT

3. Writing is my passion

4. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 91:11-12

5. I want to be a nutritionist or a counselor

6. I enjoy reading

7. Travelling is one of my favorite things to do

8. I live in the country, but I’m a city girl at heart

9. I sponsor 2 adorable Indonesian kids through Compassion

10. My favorite pattern is polka dots

11. I’m really into makeup and fashion

12. My favorite place to be is on an island at the beach

13. I have a younger brother, Tyler (11 yrs old) and my cousin Jesse is like my older brother (looooong story)

14. I have no aunts. They’re divorced from my uncles except my Auntie Jan died when I was 8

15. I’ve had braces a few times, and I STILL have metal in my mouth 😦

16. I have horrible vision… Yesterday I couldn’t even read the top line at the eye doctor without my contacts

17. I have an adorable Labradoodle named Truffle

18. I hate procrastinating

19. I really want a mentor, I just don’t know how to go about finding one

20. I talk a lot. So if I’m quiet then something is wrong

Quiet Time

Yesterday I went to a quiet time workshop at my church.  We are learning how to draw near to God through prayer, singing, and spending more time in the Bible.  It is a month-long class.  We learned about how consistency becomes habit; therefore we need to be consistent about spending time with the Lord at first.  We were each given a devotional and a journal, and next week we’re going to talk about how things went.  It was really exciting for me to see that my peers are going to go through this journey with me.

Pen Pals

A few years ago (probably around 5) I discovered that Clubhouse Magazine has a pen pal program.  I eagerly filled out the form with my name, address, birthday, and mom’s signature.  I waited for weeks to get my new friend’s information.  Finally it came!  I was ecstatic as I wrote my first letter to Brooke.  We even have the same birthday!  I sent her 2 letters, but never heard a reply.  This past summer I did receive a letter with several pictures from her which I replied to the next day, but I haven’t heard anything back since.  In the meantime, I signed up for another pen pal through the magazine.  I anxiously awaited the arrival of my new friend’s information; praying every day that she would write back and become a close friend.  She did!  Her name is  Jessica, and she is 12 days younger that I am.  We soon learned of our common love for dolls.  She is homeschooled, and I go to private school.  Over the years our letters have become more structured, with recent events, updates on pets, pictures, and other little notes.  We’ve even started sending videos to each other.   We send birthday and Christmas gifts each year.  She is great at replying to my letters quickly and getting presents out on time; but I on the other hand am not.  However, she is very understanding when I do not have hers out on time.  She has been a great prayer warrior for me whenever I send requests.  I’m always looking for new ideas on how to connect with her like  journals and photo albums.  Every day I still look through the mail hoping for a letter from her, even when it’s my turn to write.  I always know that I have a friend when I read her letters. I strongly encourage you to find a pen pal; Jessica has blessed my life more than I ever could have imagined when I received her information on a little square paper all those years ago.