Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hello old friend.

So, I haven't done this for probably a year or close to. Holy cow. So many of my old posts talk about how I am going to work on updating this better and what not. Looks like I am there again on trying this whole blogging thing again. :) Well, since I last updated, I have moved home, done a ton with my photography, traveled, started working for the school district, done a lot of crafting and of course, watched my all time favorite team win the Super Bowl and I have had some trials with the Lord. The last one happens a lot, but I am alright with that because I always come out loving the Lord so much more than I ever thought I would. Right now, my family and I are going through a pretty deep valley of trust. I am not going to go into details, but we are going through that and I know that the end results are going to be us stomping on Satan and coming out on top with the Lord standing right there with us. Well, other than that, my life is pretty rocking right now. I love my job and I am so blessed to have it. I am very glad I am no longer in retail and dealing with angry guests practically everyday. I do miss my co-workers and Manhattan, but I am so blessed by my current co-workers now! I haven't had a single day of work where I don't want to go in. I go in every morning excited to see what the day holds. Each person I work with brings me joy and I just am blessed to have received this job. :) This last Sunday was the Super Bowl and our family is definitely still on cloud nine because the one and only Seattle Seahawks won!! It was amazing. This year was one of the most fun years of football. I was able to go to a game in Seattle with my mom, sister and my cousin, Brian. It was amazing! We are still shocked that our team won. It is a great feeling and it will definitely take a while to sink in. :) Well, the perks of working for the school district is having snow days when Kansas decides to give Newton about a foot of snow! No complaints here! I have been able to use the first snow day as a laundry/clean/craft day. It has been wonderful. Full of hulu, movies and crafting, and of course eating the leftover Super Bowl treats! Today, I made a craft I am super proud of! I got two old movie reels for my birthday from my friend, Tarrah, and I didn't really know what to do with them, so I looked on Pinterest (of course) and there was nothing! I saw a table or a light fixture you could use them for, but I already have made a table, and I am not in need of a light (also didn't want to have to go out and buy stuff for it) So, I decided to dig into my brain and see if I could make them frames! Sure enough! I painted them a deep purple, got some of my favorite pictures, grabbed some double sided tape and went to work. They make awesome frames!! (I put some pictures down below.) I promise I am going to try to get better at this! It is kind of like a therapy session for me, so maybe I will work on it!! Sorry for the randomness of this post! Thanks for sticking with me if you did! :) I will probably add another post of some more of my favorite crafts later, but right now, I am hitting the hay! Gotta get up bright and early for a snow day tomorrow! Ok, maybe not, but oh well. ;) I hope everyone has a safe and warm Wednesday! 

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”
-Deuteronmy 31:6