Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

As I've been getting ready for college, I've been putting away pictures that I want in my dorm.  So, today I finally printed them.  I had 347 pictures.  Yep, that's right 347 pictures.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with all of them, but each and every one is special to my heart and I want to be able to share those memories with all the new people I meet at UT. (And so I actually have proof that I really am normal and do have friends, haha, but really.)  It's a little overwhelming having so many to choose from and even begin to think of where I'm gonna put all of them.  My plan as of now is to rotate pictures in and out throughout the school year.  I also personally LOVE using pictures as bookmarks.  It's like the book is smiling at you every time you pick up where you left off.  I've enjoyed looking through all of these pictures so much.  It's brought up so many wonderful memories from high school, mostly last year.  Homecoming, my trip to Maine with my friend Lauren, Prom, XC season, Choir Shows, graduation, beach trips, apple picking, and so many pictures from this summer's trip to Maine.  I have such a huge pile of pictures to deal with right now.  There's something special about having a physical picture though, not just a digital version.

I hope you all have had a great day!

YOU are Beautifully and Wonderfully Made,

Ky :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This summer has flown by, bringing me closer to exciting and looming college.  After I got home from Maine... um, which was less than a week ago, I decided to take a job with Vector Marketing.  I'm gonna be selling CUTCO knives, which is super exciting, but it's another thing that I added to my plate.  I'm so stressed right now.  I'm worried about not being able to see friends before I leave school, potentially losing friends, not being able to spend enough time with my family, and I'm missing Maine, a lot.  My heart is there. 

I've been going through a devotional recently called My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers.  It's both challenging and encouraging and exactly what I need right now.

I only find comfort in the Lord.  I've been told that my whole life and know that it's truth, but I've realized even more lately can only truly rely on God, and He's with me.  I know He is.  I know that God doesn't promise to make things better, but He promises to be there, always.  I find so much comfort and peace in that promise.  I know He loves me and always will.  He gives me my strength.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4

"Cast all your anxiety on Him, because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

YOU are Beautifully and Wonderfully made,

Love always,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sweet Summertime

I love summer, but I hate the heat. Part of me wishes that we had a long vacation in the fall and winter instead of the hot summer, especially this summer. On the other hand, I might not love going up to Maine as much as I do if I went up during a long winter break because it would be snow covered and I wouldn't be able to enjoy THEIR wonderful summer weather.  So, I guess I'll stop complaining about the VA heat because I get the opportunity to spend weeks every summer in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Well, it is in my opinion.  I hope you agree.  

This summer in Maine was a little different because we got to stay in our own place!  My parents have wanted to purchase a "camp" (basically a lake house) for years.  This fall they finally found one and bought it!  It definitely feels like home.  We've been going up to Maine for around 20 years and obviously fell in love with the place.  I really think I might live there one day.  

Anyways, we were up there for three weeks this year, which was great!  The lake is beautiful and it was actually warm enough to swim without absolutely freezing.  We tubed behind the boat this year, which was fun!  We always try to do a hike, take a trip to the coast, and do some shopping.  This year we went to Bar Harbor and then made our way along the coast back up to Greenville.  I hadn't been to Bar Harbor in years and it was so beautiful!  We had the best coast day this year. 

There's something very peaceful about being up there.  

Hope you enjoyed!

YOU are Beautifully and Wonderfully Made,