Saturday, August 20, 2011


Holy Cow! A lot has happened since I last posted! Well, first of all, tomorrow I start my SENIOR year of college. What?! Can that reallllly be true? I don't feel like I have been here going on 4 years. Holy buckets batman. Anyway. Life has been busy to say the least! I have been working, I have been babysitting some of my favorite girls, making some yummy desserts with friends and the girls, been taking pictures, moving Brittany in to the basement (Woo!), going to leader training, moving freshmen in to the dorms, hosting a HUGE bbq at our house to kick off the school year, being tested by God, spending time with some friends and some more testing by God, first week of classes, first bible study and first challenge! It has been great. =) This past weekend, well technically starting on Thursday, and went through the weekend, was Christian Challenge leadership training! Oh, I just love love love all of it! It was a great time to see everyone that was gone over the summer, and to really learn some great things to help share the Gospel. =) Then, after move in on Saturday, we hosted a BBQ at our house! It was amazing! There were probably around a little more than 200 that showed up. It was awesome to see so many freshmen here, and oldies too! It was grand! So, here is a random picture post. =)

I will always love trains. (Go Railers!) ;)
God's beauty always amazes me.
Playing around with my camera. =)
Baking cake in a jar with two of my favorites. The adorable Sapp girls. =)
I loved watching them while they were trying to figure out what colors they were making
Please notice Josie's purple moustache. I look over and her head is on the jar trying to lick the batter off of the sides. It didn't work to well and she had a very colorful ring around her mouth. It was to cute actually. =)

Photoshoot with these three stunning ladies!

A huge lightning storm in Manhattan!
Cookout time! On the right: Bob Anderson said that at leadership training and we decided to find a use for our blackboard! =)
GREAT turnout!
I love my house. =)
Missy got a new camera, so we were walking around campus trying it out, so I grabbed mine too!
Here are two of my favorite shots from that little walk.

I mean, it is a pretty great name.
The new WWII Memorial on campus with the flag reflecting off of it. (and of course the K-State flag too!) =)

Well, there ya go for random! I hope that everyone has a great and awesome weekend! =)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Kaley Bug. =)

The other day, I was taking a nap, and all the sudden, Kaley wakes me up and says, "lets go take pictures!" Let me tell you, it was a very interesting way to wake up from a nap. The whole summer, we have been talking about us going and me taking pictures of her to practice taking senior portraits, or just portraits of one person! It was a lot of fun! When I went home last week, I found an awesome vintage suitcase that is in great condition and for my birthday, my mom bought me a really cute stool thing and so, after I woke up a little more, I charged my battery, gathered the props, beautified her and hit the road! =) We went to the train tracks/bridge thing on highway 24. Funny story actually, we were in the middle of some pictures and we all the sudden hear a train, so we clear the stuff off of the tracks and stand down towards the gate and about 3 minutes later, a train comes! It was actually very cool! Haha. Then, we packed up our stuff and head out to Tuttle! Here are some of my favorites from the day! =D

She has some of the most stunning eyes!

this is a definite favorite. =)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Art Show! (and the rest of the week)

This past weekend, I had the most amazing opportunity! I was able to host an art show with my cousin, who is also a photographer! It was amazing! I was smiling the whole night, just in awe that it was actually happening! It was an awesome turnout too! It was great! So many of my friends and family were there and I was just very blessed! Here are some pictures from the awesome night! =D

Here is the basic setup! Here is one wall:
Here is the other! Jills work was on the left of this stuff =)
Jill and I!
A lot of people!
One of the most amazing teachers that you would ever have the chance of having. Such an inspiration!
I would've listened to her the whole time!
Charlie loves me. =) hehe
Some of my amazing church family. New and old.
Great great friends that surprised me! =D Blessings!
My amazing family!
The owner of the gallery
Grandpa and his brother even came! =)
My seester. I love her.
The artists and the moms!
So great!
The rest of the week at home has been great too, we moved my sister into her new house, I have had a lot of time with my best friend, Carrie, I went junkin with Carrie and found a sweet espresso machine in amazing condition for 5 bucks and I found an awesome suitcase prop for senior pictures, we went and saw Harry Potter 7 part 2 at the IMAX in 3D for my Uncle Bobbys birthday, I have been able to spend time with my dogs, and I have just loved getting to spend time with family. =) Just how visits home should be! Don't tell anyone, but I actually don't want to leave! ;) Here are some more pictures!

Us and our matching shirts. Yep, we are awesome. =)