true beauty.

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone." -- Audrey Hepburn.



And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, "MASTER, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away." And JESUS answering saith unto them, "Have faith in GOD. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, 'Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea'; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." [KJV]

?//mark 11:20-24.


just a taste.

here is just a taste of EUROPE. but trust me, these pictures are nothing compared to the real thing.

EUROPE 2010 [or a little bit later] here i come!

[1 Samuel 12:24] only fear the LORD, and serve HIM in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things HE has done for you.


new post.

because so many of you have advised me to create a new post, i will. but only because i feel as though i have to do this in order to please those who are reading.
haha just joshing.

"patience is awaiting GOD's time without doubting GOD's love." -- author unknown

today i looked through pictures. very satisfying. kind of like creme broulee. but anyways, i miss summit to sum it all up [oh haha]. it took a lot of patience on those long, grueling hikes in the [at many times] thigh-high snow. nevertheless, i loved that experience. it was absolutely amazing. the pictures aren't enough to explain. but these are just two out of about a thousand [i lost track at two] that i love.

the first one is on our second day of hiking.
the last one is after reaching the bojo summit on the third day. we had fun in that little shack big enough for one, but somehow we fit all fifteen of us in there. some of us were going a little crazy. that's jo and graham. i miss them.

well, before this gets sappy i better end it. i'm sorry, but it's for the best. trust me.

see you later alligator.


my favorite things.

we bonked heads right when the camera timer went off and we started laughing. "in the moment" picture. ^^

these are a few of my favorite things;
haha i could sing them...

- rain boots
- september 21
- planning a vacation [taking one too]
- power outtages
- the pitter-patter of raindrops lullabying me to sleep
- great hair days [rare but excellent]
- the strong, welcoming fragrance that hits you when you walk into STARBUCKS.
- the theory that ice cream makes it all better
- guys who aren't afraid of chapstick [ahhaaha]
- watching the moon play hide and seek
- watching GOD make the impossible happen
- sontaneosity [is that a word?]....randomness//when the unexpected happens
- movie rain
- watching the colours change through AUTUMN
- puddle jumping
- laughing till your tummy hurts and milk comes out of your nose
- the beach
- bathroom buddies
- the intensity of a close basketball game
- "in the moment" pictures
- deep talks with close friends
- the thought that GOD has someone waiting for me


pray for ian.

i have been told by several different people already about this wonderful young man named ian murphy. ian was in a terrible car accident september 30, and since then ian, his friends, and his family have gone through a number of trials. ian loves the LORD and his family and friends strongly believe that if his life was taken in that accident, he would have gone to be with our FATHER. and, although he survived the crash he is still in very serious condition and hasn't made much progress in the last couple of days. doctors have just declared that he is in a coma. they gave ian a tracheoscopy, to help him breath. i don't know much about it, but from what i can understand, he can't breath deep enough on his own. what else i know [that isn't very much], he has had surgery on his knee [which was very badly crushed to pieces], his arms [which were both broken], and i think that there is still surgery to be done on his vertebrae [C7] in about six weeks. he also has a high fever that they are trying to keep down with tylenol. even though he is in a coma, he has responded to various stimuli [ie. yelling, rubbing, pain...]. thank the LORD that progress has been made in ian's condition and that his life was spared in the terrible wreck [which took rescuers 45 mins to get him out of his car].

i just wanted ask anyone reading this that you join everyone in prayer. words go a long way. prayer is powerful. GOD has done and continues to do miraculous things.

pray for ian's doctors, that the LORD will guide their hands in surgeries and other medical procedures needed to be done; and that through this ordeal they will see how awesome and merciful our GOD is. pray for ian's close friends and family, for comfort. i can't even imagine how hard it is for them not having their best friend, son, and brother around and not knowing what his condition will be the next day. finally, pray for ian. that GOD will once again perform a miracle and mysteriously heal ian and fully restore his health. i saw the pictures of ian, laughing, smiling, having a good time with the people he loves. pray that he will once again, and very soon, just be ian, laughing, smiling, and having a good time next to the people he loves and never wants to let go of.

praise GOD for the miracles HE has already done, everywhere. for you, me, and ian.



vernon pictures.

^^yes. tubing in OCTOBER.

^^my solution to the bathroom bargers.

^^i am a PROMISE.



so, we're back in vernon again. i love it. i used to call it a hicktown, but now i kinda like it. well, i kinda love it.

it's been so much fun up here with the family. twenty of us, as of last night. well, twenty and two ninth's...my auntie andrea is pregnant. the picture clock on the wall will finally pass 10 o'clock. pretty exciting. the only problem with this many people is that we are staying in a three bedroom house, with one finished room in the basement [thank goodness], two bathrooms, and a kitchen with a capacity of six. but, hey, i'm not complaining. i love this tight kind of living. and i'm used to it. i lived in one room and half a bathroom with my family for three months with only half a roof over our heads, i think i can handle this. although, i got a little frustrated this morning getting ready for church when everyone had to go to the bathroom at once while i was trying to wash my hair. even though i tried to come up with a solution, they all pretty much walk past it. but the whole 20 people in the house thing is great for close bonding too. there's so many funny moments. and complete randomness. but it's good to laugh.
well, we've played games, went tubing at minus-zero water temperature [which was fun, despite the fact that sarah and i went through a wave instead of over it..], and we've caught up with each other since the last time we saw everyone. it is superb. i love hanging out with my cousins, even though i'm the odd one out [being the oldest and without someone my age], it's so fun just to hang out with them all. i don't get to see them as much anymore, so it's nice when we can get together.

this morning we went to my grandparent's church up here, the smallest church i've ever been to. no more than 40 people, hahaa. and the ten of us grandkids sang "i am a promise". my mom and her twin, my auntie linda, sang it when they were younger at their church. at first, i was like, "NO WAY." but i realized that i wasn't doing it for the people in the church, i was doing it for my gram and for GOD. i also realized that only about half of the church congregation was going to be able to hear us sing it. let alone remember us if we came next sunday.

anyways, just thought a new post was needed. we just finished thanksgiving dinner made by the fam and it's almost time for dessert. my gram is the best dessert maker. pies, cheesecakes, butter tarts, candy...you name it, she'll make it. and she'll make it good.

by the way, pictures coming soon. can't load them on this computer...