Photography Gigs

Hello, again! Today I have a very exciting update!!

In the past few months, I have had the wonderful opportunity to take a couple’s engagement photos, my friend’s senior photos and pictures of two siblings!! It has been so fun and I am so blessed to have been asked to do them! ❤

I am working on starting my own little photography business!! I have a website, and will hopefully be getting an Instagram, email, and maybe Facebook!

Until I officially launch those here is a snippet of the pictures I have taken, more will be on the website and socials.

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💍💞 -ENGAGEMENT-  💍💞

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🎓 -SENIOR- 🎓

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🥰 -SIBLINGS- 🥰


 

Thoughts? 📷

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Recent Photography

Hi! I am so sorry I have been so awful at blogging! I have a bunch of ideas, just not the time. Been busy with school, and babysitting lots, as well as photography jobs (lookout for a post about those).

Today I will be sharing some recent photos I have taken. 🙂 

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we have some really pretty mini roses at our new house! 🌹

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p i n k    r o s e s 

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wow. okay this is a fat, scary spider…but also really cool! Silas thought it was going to jump at my camera because i was so close. 😛 

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good job on your pretty web mr. spider. 🕸️

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ahh i love mini roses, so pretty! 

yes, a very yummy sandwich!! 

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this cutie 🥰 I have been babysitting her a lot lately, it has been so much fun and such a blessing to have a consistent babysitting job. 

my phone camera doesn’t do this sunset justice. the sky was so pretty that night! 💞

yummy, a pink sprinkle donut! 


 

thanks for reading! what was your favorite photo?

 

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What did I check off my bucket list this summer?

Happy September everyone. Well, school has started up so summer is over. Time for an overview of what I accomplished on my bucket list for this summer!

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Blog. Of course, I hope to blog much more this summer. 👩🏽‍💻

ISH. Sadly I barely blogged this summer until mid-August, but I think a little break was needed.

Naturally Curly. I would like my hair to be just my natural curls more often, and less straightening and curling. 

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YES. I wore my hair with natural curls almost every day. I think I only straightened my hair twice this summer! So I am quite proud. 

Sandals. I want to wear my sandals more and get a fun tan line. 🙂

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YES. I wore my sandals a lot. I have feet problems, and these shoes actually don’t make my feet hurt as quickly! Though…I have gotten a few blisters from walking in them too much. 😛 

Cold Treats. Eat lots of popsicles, ice cream, slushies, etc. 🍧🍦

YES. Didn’t get a ton, well I guess 1 slushie, 4 iced coffees, and a good amount of ice cream…so I guess I did complete this. 

See more sunrises. I am a night owl and like to sleep in. But I have found out that I do enjoy sunrises and being up earlier. 

NO. This is a sunset…I saw a lot of beautiful sunsets! 😛 But never woke up early enough to see any sunrises, expect a few at the very beginning of the summer… oops. 

Watermelon. Eat lots of yum, yum, yummy, watermelon. 🍉

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YES. I could have eaten a lot more, but I got a good amount. (This photo looks weird, but the sun was soo bright) 😛 

Laugh & smile. Laughter is so amazing, I hope to laugh a lot this summer. A simple friendly smile can change anyone’s day. 😀

Laughter is always 100% when hanging out with this goof. 

LaCroixBesides, water…this is the best refreshing beverage everr! 

YES. La Croix makes life better!

Tan. Get a nice tan but no lobster sunburn this summer, please. 

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YES. I feel like I got pretty tan this summer, and no sunburn at all, yayy! 

Watch my favorite showI love Christopher Robin so much!! I have already watched it twice, and random parts of it many times. But I want to watch it all the way through again. ❤

YES. Ahh, this show never gets old. Such cuteness. 🥰

Driving. Get better at parking, city driving, night driving, and pass my driver’s license test!! 🚙

YES. Well, I have gotten better at driving…but not good enough at coming to complete stops at the stop signs to be a licensed driver. 🙄

YouTube. My bro and I might start a YouTube channel, we shall see. 

NO. We haven’t started one yet…but might at some point in 2019. 😀

Cousin time. Hang out with this goof. We are always talking, laughing, and being funny. Want to hang out with you lottss! ❤

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ISH. Only got to hang out 1 on 1 with her once, but got to see her a few other times. But want to hang out again soon! 💞

Youth Group & Bible study. Enjoy time, fellowship, and fun with the youth in my church, and grow closer to God. 

YES. Got to hang out with this sweet girl and be goofy at our church garage sale! 

Go barefoot. My cousin and I have started taking walks, barefooted, painful, and maybe slightly dangerous. But oh, so memorable, and fun. 😀 

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NO. Well a few times at the beginning of the summer, but then I was too focused on getting my sandal tan line to walk with barefooted, on walks. Though I did just walk around outside barefoot sometimes. 

Babysitting & Job. I hope that I will be able to do more babysitting, and possibly try to get a job, or start babysitting more full time. 👶🏼🧒🏼👧🏼

YES. Ha, crazy times. But also so fun, and I love the cuddles! 

Friends. Hang out with friends, I don’t have a ton of super close friends, but hopefully, I can change that this summer and strengthen the friendships I do have. 💞

ISH. Didn’t hang out with many friends besides Kyler and my cousins, but they are all dope so it chill. 😎

Kyler. Speaking of friends, Kyler who is one of my great friends was one of my best friends in my childhood. He lives overseas and is coming to the states for college, and he will be in CO for a few weeks. Can not wait to see him and make more memories like we did during our childhood summers. 🎊

YESS. Him, my siblings, and I got to hang out a lot as well as just him and I twice, so that was wonderful! Really miss him being in CO and getting to hang out. 

Move. Our house is under contract, we have to be moved out by the end of July, now we just need to find a house to move into. This will be a busy part of the summer, but exciting. 😀 🏡

YES. We have been living in our house for over a month now already, and it has been great!!

Finish this book. Yes, I still need to finish this book so I can finish that blog series and finish my review. As well as learn from the wisdom of Kristen and Bethany. 🙂

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NO. Oops! I feel bad about this, and I will really try to get it done before 2020. 

Mini Golf. It’s something we do every summer, usually with the youth group and our cousins. I am not too good at it, but I always have fun! 

Yes. Didn’t get to go with our cousin which was sad, but did with your youth group and that was a lot of fun! 

Enjoy the outdoors. The winter months here in CO are so long, and the warm summer months are very short, so I would like to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer days more. 

ISH. Not as much as I would have liked, but whenever I did it was fun. 

Photography. Yes, I want to, and know I will take lots of photos this summer! 📷

YES. I took lots and lots of photos on both my camera and phone. I also got to take someone’s engagement photos! ❤

Hike. This has to do with photography and getting outdoors. I am not a very athletic/outdoorsy human, but I do enjoy taking nature photography a lot, so that is good motivation to go on hikes. 🗻

Only went on one hike sadly. 🙃


 

Pretty glad about what I accomplished this summer on my bucket list. What did you do this summer?

 

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A Fun Summer Evening

One evening this August we went over to Kyler’s grandparents for dinner and to just hangout. I took some pictures, so here you go. 🙂

 

Look at this beautiful rose! 🌹

Kyler taught us this cool game called Carrom. It was really fun…i am not too good at it though. 

Any guesses on what this is?! 

After dinner, Kyler, Silas, and I went on a like walk to a place Kyler had discovered the day before. 

Nice view of Pikes Peak. 🏔️

Ahh cotton candy clouds

Climb boys, climb…I will be there in a bit. 

Please dont die. Thanks. 

I love rocks like these, so neat!! 

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Can you spot the two birds? 🦉🐦

Funny story. We were walking along and Kyler said “Oh neat is that a hawk?” and I looked up and only saw the owl and I got all excited because I love owls, then I saw the hawk too and  said “that is an owl and a hawk!” and for the longest time Kyler could not see the owl. Then I texted my mom this picture and she said “morning dove?” she only saw the hawk and thought it was a morning dove. 😛 

Okay, this is really blurry sadly. But there is a story to this as well. 🙂

  This was in our old neighboorhood (before we moved into the country) and we used to walk on this street and I was remembering that there was this bench we used to stop at. Silas and I were arguing about where on the street it was…then I saw it, and I pretty sure I may have screamed out of excitement. 😛 No clue how I managed to get such a blurry picture or turn this into a whole paragraph, but oh well.


 

Have you ever played Carrom? 

 

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Nature Photography

These are some of the last photos I took out on our property at our old house. I miss just being able to walk outside and have 5 acres to take nature pictures on, but I also really like our new house, so I guess it is pretty even. 🙂 

 

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y e l l o w 

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b l u e    s k i e s 

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p i n k 

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w h i t e   &   s m e l l s   l i k e    h o n e y 

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p u f f y 

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g o l d 

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w h i t e 

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p u r p l e 

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p u r p l e  –  o r a n g e  –  y e l l o w 

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o r a n g e  i s h  r e d 

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p u r p l e 

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b r o w n   g r a s s  &  b l u e  s k i e s 

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p u r p l e  &  g r a s s

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What was your favorite picture? What is your favorite color?

 

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Fun times with my cousin!

 

Heyo! This is the first of many posts I will be posting within the next few weeks talking about fun things I did this summer. The first week of June I had an epic sleepover with my amazing cousin Amelia. We laugh so much, it is wonderful. Let’s see what crazy things we did together.

We went on a walk and came across this interesting book drop thing. I see it as a dino, what do you think? 🦕

We walked to Walgreens. 

We bought some less cancer-causing items, like sugar-filled coffee drinks and Reeses. 

Okay, we sat in their kitchen just talking, laughing, and taking pictures for over an hour I believe. That was fun. 😀 

Yes. We are strange. 🥳

Oooh, we are so cool! We stayed up very late that night taking more funny selfies and just chatting, mostly laughing really hard and trying to not be too loud. Then we woke up early to go to garage sales with her mom.

Gotcha. 👌🏼

Yes, she is much taller than me, and yes I don’t know what I am doing with my fingers. 

After garage sale shopping in the hot weather,  we got some delicious refreshing summer poison, aka slushies. 🍧

After lunch and slushies, we went on an adventurous barefooted walk, fun times. 

After our walk, we came back and crashed in the cool basement and watched a show. 

That concludes our sleepover, now for some other random pics from hanging out with this girlie throughout the summer. ❤ 

Yes, she is cute. Yes, that is a picture of my feet. Yes, we went on another walk barefooted.

True convos with my cuz. 😛 ❤                                                          

We took so many goofy selfies that day. Such funn! 

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Love you, pretty girl. 😇

Ooh yeah. ✌️🏼

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I didn’t get to hang out with this goofball as much as I would have liked this summer but hoping we still can even during the school year.

Never a dull moment when we are together. Great hugs, and great laughter. 🙃❤️

Luv ya Ameano! 💕

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Family Get Together

Heyyy! Last Sunday we had our annual family get together with my dad’s side of the family. It was at someone’s house, and it was so pretty!! I had a lot of fun taking pictures. 🙂


Listened to some jams during the car trip up there, as well as listening to my podcasts with my family. 🎧

There was a storm coming.

See the ducks? 🦆

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a little wooden shed

Yes, another classic picture of Gracie’s feet.

Icky green lake gunk.

See the fishy?

It got super windy, so low and behold…Colorado waves. 😛 🌊

Silas spotted this neat bird, not sure what it was, but it was pretty big!

See me on my phone screen?

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More green slime, bubbles, and a feather.

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Ahh, I love the big open skies and the open farmland.

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Some of us got together to play bocce ball.

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Ahh, it is clearing up and it is so pretty!

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Look at those mountains!

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I love black and white photography. (phone photo)

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This little girl was swimming way out into the lake, it was crazy. 🏊🏼‍♀️

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B r i g h t    p i n k    h i b i s c u s

After many hours with family, we started our venture back home. But before the car ride, we picked up some cold treats! Ruby got a rainbow icy thingy. 😀

Silas and I got cold caramel coffee drinks, yummy! I drank that too fast. 😛


 

What did you do last weekend? 😎

 

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Random Photography

 

📸 R A N D O M   P H O T O G R A P H Y 📸

 

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p u r p l e    s h i n i n g    b o k e h    f l o w e r s 

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m y    b u d d y    M a r s h a l l

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y u c c a

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m y    f e e t

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m o r e    p u r p l e    f l o w e r s 

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P i k e s    P e a k 

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A h h h    t h e    c l o u d s 


 

What photo did you like best? Want to see more random photography posts? 📷💕

 

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The 4th of July!

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Happy Belated Independence Day! Let’s see what I did on July 4th. 🎆🇺🇸💕


First, I was cat-sitting, July 4th-9th. So I went and did that. (A post is coming soon with more cat photos.) 😻

Then we went and looked at a house that didn’t feel like the 4th of July. 😛 

Then we went to my uncles to hang out with family. This is my third(?) cousin, Sophie. She is such a cute happy baby!! 🥰

Took lots of goofy selfies with my awesome cousin, Amelia!! 

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The little kids played in a pool, and then attacked me with water when I tried to take pictures. 

Oooh, look at my pretty cousins! ❤ 

Oh my goodness. This is me and Amelia’s favorite chicken that my uncle has!! She is so unique and awesome!! 💕 We thought that she was dead for months…but AFRO LIVES ONN!! 🎊

Oops, broken flipflop. Silas fixed it though! 😀 

The sunset was so pretty that night!! 

Sweet daddy and his daughter, Sophie. ❤

After it got dark we started doing some fireworks!! Also, a post with all firework photos coming soon. 🎆

After the awesome fireworks, we did some sparklers!! Might also do a post with sparkler photography too. 😛 


 

It was a fun day, took lots of photos, made fun memories, and laughed a lot! How was your 4th of July? 🎆🎇🍉

 

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A Hike at St. Mary’s Falls -The day I almost died-

Howdy, Hey, Ho! 

Last week I went on a 6+ mile hike with my mom, dad, brother, and cousin, Toby. It was fun and super pretty…but yes, I also almost died (ish…though maybe slightly dramatized) 


Does anyone know what these flowers are? 🌸

In the beginning, we walked about a mile ( I think) on a dirt road before we got to the trailhead. 

Oooh, look at the view already. 😍

The cousin crew. 😎

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We used to have a big bush with these flowers at our old house, I think it has the name honey in it, maybe, maybe not. 😛 

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I love creeks. ❤ 

What are these? They were all over these bushes. 🤔

Humm…Someone’s underwear waistband?! 

Sadly this photo turned out kind of blurry, but there are super neat flowers that I had never seen before! 

We were hiking along, then all of a sudden my mom pointed out this caterpillar hanging over the trail. It was hanging from a very tall tree. I’m not sure what it was doing..making its cocoon maybe? 🐛  This was the only photo I took that was actually focused. 😛 

I really like this photo that my mom took of me! 🙂 

A ladybug with no spots. Interesting. 🐞

A small waterfall along the trail. 

Here are more of those neat flowers. 

Thanks for photobombing, Toby. 😛 

Well, hello there buggy. 

I love these flowers too. 😀 

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Oh my, we’re almost there. Now, my mom and I just need to take it slow and not pass out from the heat, high altitude, and all the hiking struggles. 

“Turn back” “0.5” People made some edits to the sign that made me laugh. 

Ahh…almost. to. the. top. 

I think these might also be wild roses? 

Yesss I madee ittt!! 

The view was very pretty, the view of the city below, and St. Mary’s Falls in back of us. 💞

Woah. Look at what the altitude did to my snack! 😛 

Ahhh, look at Colorado Springs down below. 

My photography bro. 📷

P U R P L E 

More of  St. Mary’s Falls. 

Hydro Flask, please sponsor me!! 😛 

W A T E R 

Oooh, look at dat mushroom. 🍄


 

I had a lot of fun taking pictures along the hike, and accomplishing this hike felt so amazing because I thought I wasn’t going to make it. 😀 

 

Do you enjoy hiking? ⛰

 

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Summer Flowers

Happy first day of July!!

I love it once Summer is here and there are flowers all over our field and I can just walk around and take pretty photos, I am going to miss that for sure. 

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I love these purple flowers. 

These are not field flowers, but very pretty. 🌸

Same purple flower as the first photo, but I love that wooden background with the flower. 

There were so many purple flowers in this field, but couldn’t capture it all quite as well as I wanted, sadly.

Tallgrass. 🌾

Indian Paintbrushes. I love these flowers, also you can eat a part of them and it tastes like honey! 

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Oooh, I like this photo a lot! 

Yes, more purple. 😛 

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The last of the few lilacs left. 

I love all the variety of flowers. 

 

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Of course, more purple flowers. 


 

Do you like wildflowers? What is your favorite thing to photograph in the summer?

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A BIG End of Spring Snow

Heyyo! I was getting ready to start a post about summer flowers, then Silas reminded me that I never did a blog post about the big snow we had on the 21st of May. Snow here it is. 😀 


It was cold and very windy out, so we were trying to seek shelter down in the trees. 

We got a total of 17 inches of snow. ❄❄

Spring was tryin’ to take over, but winter was cooler…

These weeds are ugly looking, but I take so many pictures of them. 😛 

Walking across this field was soo windy, and longg. 💨

Snow drifts everywhere. 

White everywhere. 

Look at my cool bro. 😎

Silas and I got so excited when we were walking across the very windy, cold, white field…and saw a small yellow flower coming out of the snow!! 

Silas got himself stuck in our ditch that was full of snow. 

Ice and snow all over our mower. 

Look at that big drift! 

Okay, we are freezing. Let’s go inside now! 🥶

Good thing my dad didn’t need to drive his car to work today. 😀

Well…It’s time to thaw out. 


 

Did you get a late spring snow this year? Are you glad summer is here, or do you wish winter was still here? ❄🌸

 

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Summer 2019 Bucket List

Hello

Happy Summer! (Officially) ☀🎊

I am not sure if I have ever done a bucket list post before, but I am now. This is my bucket list for the rest of this summer, along with some photos I have taken the past few months, some you may have seen already, and others never before seen! 😀

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Blog. Of course, I hope to blog much more this summer. 👩🏽‍💻

Naturally Curly. I would like my hair to be just my natural curls more often, and less straightening and curling. 

Sandals. I want to wear my sandals more and get a fun tan line. 🙂

Cold Treats. Eat lots of popsicles, ice cream, slushies, etc. 🍧🍦

See more sunrises. I am a night owl and like to sleep in. But I have found out that I do enjoy sunrises and being up earlier.

Watermelon. Eat lots of yum, yum, yummy, watermelon. 🍉

Laugh & smile. Laughter is so amazing, I hope to laugh a lot this summer. A simple friendly smile can change anyone’s day. 😀

LaCroix. Besides, water…this is the best refreshing beverage everr! 

Tan. Get a nice tan but no lobster sunburn this summer, please. 

Watch my favorite show. I love Christopher Robin so much!! I have already watched it twice, and random parts of it many times. But I want to watch it all the way through again. ❤

Driving. Get better at parking, city driving, night driving, and pass my driver’s license test!! 🚙

YouTube. My bro and I might start a YouTube channel, we shall see. 

Cousin time. Hang out with this goof. We are always talking, laughing, and being funny. Want to hang out with you lottss! ❤

Youth Group & Bible study. Enjoy time, fellowship, and fun with the youth in my church, and grow closer to God. 

Go barefoot. My cousin and I have started taking walks, barefooted, painful, and maybe slightly dangerous. But oh, so memorable, and fun. 😀 

Babysitting & Job. I hope that I will be able to do more babysitting, and possibly try to get a job, or start babysitting more full time. 👶🏼🧒🏼👧🏼

Friends. Hang out with friends, I don’t have a ton of super close friends, but hopefully, I can change that this summer and strengthen the friendships I do have. 💞

Kyler. Speaking of friends, Kyler who is one of my great friends was one of my best friends in my childhood. He lives overseas and is coming to the states for college, and he will be in CO for a few weeks. Can not wait to see him and make more memories like we did during our childhood summers. 🎊

Move. Our house is under contract, we have to be moved out by the end of July, now we just need to find a house to move into. This will be a busy part of the summer, but exciting. 😀 🏡

Finish this book. Yes, I still need to finish this book so I can finish that blog series and finish my review. As well as learn from the wisdom of Kristen and Bethany. 🙂

Mini Golf. It’s something we do every summer, usually with the youth group and our cousins. I am not too good at it, but I always have fun! 

Enjoy the outdoors. The winter months here in CO are so long, and the warm summer months are very short, so I would like to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer days more. 

Photography. Yes, I want to, and know I will take lots of photos this summer! 📷

Hike. This has to do with photography and getting outdoors. I am not a very athletic/outdoorsy human, but I do enjoy taking nature photography a lot, so that is good motivation to go on hikes. 🗻


 

 There ya go! 🙂 Now some of this may not happen, but I think most of it will. Because most of the things are more like goals I need to achieve, and pretty small. 😛  Also, I am sure more will happen than I have planned, which is always fun!!

 

What is one thing on your bucket list for this summer?

 

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Summer Song 2019 Concert!

Heyy! I am so sorry that I have been so bad at posting anything besides the Music Listening posts… 😔

Anyways, I have a super fun post for y’all today! Two weeks ago my mom, dad, Silas and I went to a super fun concert called Summer Song. Let’s get to the pictures I took! 🎊

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


After we drove up to Denver we parked in a parking lot then walked over a scary bridge that went right over the highwayyy! It felt so weird when the cars would be coming right towards you so fast…ackk!

We had to wait in line to go through security for a long time but finally got in. Yay!

After we found our seats and were just chilling, a lady from Air1 came up and said there was an actor meet n greet! So my mom and I went to go check it out and we walked around the corner and I said “Ooh! It’s Social Club Misfits! Where is Silas?” So I quickly texted my dad and Silas and told them to come over right away! 😀

Ayye! Look at us! Just ignore my cheesy peace sign. 😛 Fern and Marty were so down to earth and fun!

After that, we looked over and saw that Zach Williams was at the WAY-FM booth! He is so very tall, and we are so very short…but still so neat that we got a picture with him. There was no line at all, so that was so awesome!!

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First up, Land of Color!

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They have some super catchy songs, with great messages! 🎶
 
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Jasmine Murray, I have never really gotten into her music. But she has an amazing voice and songs with great messages.
 
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Social Club!! Very talented rappers. 😎
 
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Their songs are very fun!! I wish more people would have gotten more hyped with their songs though.
 
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Woo! His songs are also so wonderful!!
 
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Yayy! I got Austin French smiling. 🙂
 
 
Silas and I melting in the very hot sun. ☀
 
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Zach Williams! We had seen him at a concert before, but it was fun to again. His songs are so powerful!
 
 
After Zach Williams, we went to go find some food and take some sunset photos while waiting for them to set up the stage for…just keep reading to find out who. 😀
 
 
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We were sitting closer up, in the middle section. But here is a better view of how many people were there!
 
Nachosss! 😋
 
 
After waiting for a long while the final singer finally started and it was…
 
 
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TOBY MAC!!! 🎉🎶😎🎤
 
(phone photo) He puts on such a party concert. It was so fun!!
 
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 I was mostly taking videos, since it was dark and harder to get a good photo. But it was so fun to see people ages 4-74 singing his new and old songs, having a blast! 🙂
 

 
 

I love concerts so much!! This was a really fun way to start off the summer, thanks, mom and dad!

Have you seen any of these singers before at a concert? 🎶

 
 
 
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Church High School Retreat {2019}

Retreat

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Two weeks ago my church had a retreat in the mountains, for us high schoolers. I had a lot of fun taking pictures over those 3 days. 🙂

 

This was the whole gang. Lots of wonderful people. 🙂 

It was a cool building, see that neat cross made of stone?

This was the room where we all met for Bible lesson time and worship every few hours. 

A quick picture I took of my room I shared with another girl. 

They had complimentary tea and hot cocoa. {Photo by Josh}

 

People playing the game Dutch Blitz. 

The first night after dinner, worship, and a lesson, some of them played some sort of card game involving M&Ms as a prize. 😛 I just hung out and took pictures. (INFJ for ya) 

Everyone was having fun goofing off…complaining about being tired. But I had just gotten back from a hike that was as long as the amount of sleep I had gotten the night before. 😛 (Keep reading to hear about the hike) 

My friend Josh had some fun using my camera taking photos for a few minutes. That was a fun time. 😛 

I had fun taking pictures of them playing from up above them. Such a fun view! 

Some of my amazing friends and I are enjoying the wonderful mountain air! ❤

On Saturday night we played Bible Jeporday. That was a lot of fun!! Lots of laughter and brainpower were used. 😛 

This is the legendary – Josh. He epically failed at jumbo Janga. 😀 

Made two lovely new friends and got to get to know some of the other girls better. All the laughter. 😛 ❤ 

❤ f r i e n d s h i p ❤ 

On Saturday afternoon some of us went on a 3 hour (ish) hike! I was a little nervous because I had only gotten 3 hours of sleep the night before. But I am so glad I went!!

We got to explore two old train tunnels!! It was super epic!! 🚂

I see the light at the end of the tunnel. 😛

This was the entrance to the tunnel above. There was a big snowdrift that we had to climb over. Such fun. 😎

Some pretty nice views of the city. 

Love these people! 

Mommy and her son. Love this photo. 🙂 

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This was the second tunnel. This one collapsed at some point so we couldn’t walk all the way through but it was still really neat! 

This one was a little more sketchy to go into. More ice and loose rocks and it was dark. 

Nice find!! Right after I took this picture it slipped out of his hand and broke. 😦 

After almost dying and some neat finds, we climbed back out. The few of us who actually went in. 😛 

The hiking crew, plus the lady behind the camera. 🙂 …and the boy kind of hiding…can you find him?

I like the shadows in this photo. This is my current lock screen photo. ❤ 

It was fun!! The snow was so deep…

I was up to my knees in the snow. Haha, so fun! ❄

Found some super neat purple rocks!! Possible signs of past volcanic action. 😮

Such pretty rocks! ❤ 

Found a pair of scissors in the dirt road. He pulled them out before I could get a picture, but this is kind of a cool picture anyway. 😛 

On our way back we heard voices then through the trees (using camera zoom) I could see some of the girls hanging out in hammocks. haha! 

Sunday morning we had a gaga ball tourament…that was exciting. 

After gaga ball, and after we were all packed and helped clean up the building, our youth pastor announced what team won with overall points earned from the different events we did, as well as with kindness. We played other games throughout the weekend too but sadly I didn’t get to take pictures all the time. 

Our team got third place!! 🥉 Did not expect that. 😛 Oh man…I loveee Reese’s pieces soo much!! ❤

Second place!! 🥈

First place!! 🎉🥇

All the amazing leaders who made this weekend possible!! 🙂 ❤ 

A pretty little river running through the camp. 

Everyone went running once the van got there. 😛 


 

It was a good weekend. My favorite part for sure was the hike!! So much adventure and photography opportunities! Also, it was a smaller amount of us so I was more comfortable. 

The Bible lessons, worship time, quiet time, and hearing about things going on in my friend’s lives were also so encouraging and wonderful!! Can’t wait for next year’s retreat!!  ❤ 

 

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Babysitting Adventures for 8 Hours

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Two weeks ago I had a babysitting job!! It was fun but also very tiring after 8 hours. 🙂

 

I got to their house at 8:45am, by a little after 9 we were already outside in the snow exploring the tree damage and such from the blizzard we had gotten earlier that week. ❄

Wow, that just completely snapped.

We walked all the way across this field of deep snow to fed the chickens…then I asked where the feed was and it was back in the garage…all the way over there!! So we had to go back, get the fed, and then go back. Oh well. 😛 

Here we go with the chicken feed. 🐔

After we came inside we played some games, and I made them lunch. 

After lunch, we watched some Magic Schoolbus before their naps. 

After O woke up from his nap I made him some hot tea and we played Qurikle and Go Fish until B woke up from her nap. 🎲🃏

Little B conked out. Cutie. After she woke up and had a small snack we headed outside again.

O was blowing bubbles.

B was talking about airplanes I think. 😀 

They had a lot of fun getting their boots stuck in the mud, having me pull them out, then cleaning off their boots in the snow. Haha! 

We came inside and played some games…then they decided to put me in time out and build a fort around me. It was very cramped. Also, entertaining. 😛 

After they let me out of jail and we cleaned up the living room they got to watch a little more TV until their mom came home. 


 

Do you enjoy babysitting? Have you had any exciting adventures while babysitting? 

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Cacti, Cacti, Cacti, Cacti!!

 

Welp, this is the last post from our trip. It is all about cacti! On our way back to Albuquerque for the night, we stopped by the Saguaro National Park.

So be prepared to see lots of cacti photos! 📷🌵🙃 I am not actually going to comment on every photo…since they are all cacti, haha! So enjoy!

 

 

Ouch!

This cactus was very big!!

Purple cactus?!

There were so many cacti everywhere!! 😮

Loved this view! ❤

…Scary

Wow!

Native American drawings?

Okay, I guess these are not all of the cacti. 😀

What in the world is this?!? Cactus fruit?

Do you know what it is? 

More prickles!


 

Have you ever been to the Saguaro National Park? Do you like cactus? 🌵🌵

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*all photos are mine and are not edited. Please do not use any without asking permission first.* 

Pool Side, Wells Fargo, and Raising Canes!

Pool Side, Wells Fargo, and Raising Canes!

We are now on day 4 of our trip…let’s see what we did!

 

The pool got really deep…and I am scared of water, so walking close to the edge was risky. 😛 

Pigeons!! I kept kind of chasing one around the pool… that was fun, haha! 

I love some La Croix! 

Doing some blogging and TV watching in the room. 

A few hours later we went to the Wells Fargo Museum

A neat old building on the same street. 🙂 

Ruby and I in a carriage.

Haha! Look at me! 😀 Should I become President?!

Ooh, yea!! Look at Silas and me! 😎

It was a super neat museum. It was free as well! I definitely recommend it if you are ever in the Phoenix area. 🙂

Look at this street lined with tall palm trees. 

For dinner, we went to Raising Cane’s.

Yummy, yum! My uncle loves this place and we have never been, so we thought we would try it out! 😋

Love the disco balls and the big “Eat” on the wall! 

 

All the tall buildings in the night. 🌃


 

Have you ever tried Raising Cane’s? 🍗

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*all photos are mine and are not edited. Please do not use any without asking permission first.* 

 

Palm Trees, Rocks, Cacti, and Arizona!!

Palm Trees, Rocks, Cacti, and Arizona!!,

 

After a nice night of rest, cable TV, and some yummy breakfast. Silas and I went outside to explore the pool area and I took some photos of the palm trees!!

 

Palm trees at our hotel!

Ahh! Palm trees are so neat! 😀

Rosie in a part of Ruby’s swimsuit! 😛 

There was this neat fountain…waterfall thing at the pool was very pretty! 

I did not really want to get in the pool with it only being in the 50s…so I just rolled up my jeans and put my feet in. 🙂 

Silas and I were just chilling at the pool. 😎

There were some beautiful flower bushes by the pool! 

Details of the palm tree. ❤ 

Broccoli?!

More pretty flowers!

 

Oh yes! So after chilling around the pool for a little while, we took a walk to get Subway…on the walk there we saw so many neat plants and that we aren’t used to in Colorado! 

It was insane. There were orange bushes/trees!! They were huge oranges. 🍊

Also lemons!! We were all freaking out…I had never seen oranges or lemons that were not in a store, haha! 🍋

During the walk. 🙂

Ahhh! I love this picture!! ❤

Yum, yum. I love Subway! 

A few hours later we went to the Hole-In-The-Rock. 🙂 

Cactus and Palm Trees! 

Ooh! The view from the hole. 

The views were very pretty! ❤ 

See the skyline of Phoenix?

My dad, Ruby, and Rosie at the top of the hole. 🙂 

Ouch!! 

After enjoying our time at the Hole-In-The-Rock, we went to Red Robin. My mom and I split a yummy burger and a salad!! 😋


 

What was your favorite photo from this post?

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*all photos are mine and are not edited. Please do not use any without asking permission first.*