Friday, September 14, 2012

Lately I have been...

Taking time to appreciate the beautiful sunsets that Cedarville always has in the fall. If you're a Cedarville student or you live in the area, you oughta know what I mean...they're breathtaking.

Sipping Frozen Carmelos and Dirty Chais from Rinnova. I haven't dared try the new District 12 drink in honour of The Hunger Games though, because I dislike Mochas and Hazelnut, and a blend of the two just doesn't sound that appealing to me. Oreo crumbles on top is really tempting, though...

Listening to online Earth Science lectures and filling up pages and pages of lined paper with notes on creation and minerals, that is, when Moodle's working. Moodle has been having problems lately and it has been frustratingly slow. I'm thankful that it's up and running again so that I can continue to plow through the ominous amount of lectures, labs, readings, quizzes, and exams that make up what I sarcastically refer to as my 'delightful online Earth Science class'. I knew I should have taken it in the classroom instead...

Enjoying little treats and gifts from my hall mates and my mom. My hall had a meeting tonight to do some baking together but I decided to stay in my room and do homework instead. My roommate Schuyler offered to bring me a couple of treats when she returned to our room, which was so thoughtful of her! I haven't tried these yet, but they look really good, don't they?

What have you been up to lately?

Have a splendid weekend!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Wonderfulness that is the Weekend.

In the past 36 hours, I traveled to PVM camp and back and made lasting memories with my good friends Beth Ann and Lindsay. Friday and Saturday were full of wonderfulness that included watching two chick flicks, playing card games with our camp director, assisting people with putting harnesses on at the zip line, eating frozen yogurt, almost getting a parking ticket, attempting self portraits with Lindsay and Beth Ann by setting my Canon Powershot in the mailbox across the street from the PVM sign, calling up Phil the lifeguard just to have him say, "Rage, rage, rage," for us, and leaving Casey T. (another counselor) a voice mail on his phone just to say hi. There's so much more I could say, but I'll have to tell you later because my Speech homework is calling my name...

This turtle ring immediately reminded me of my friend Livvy who loves turtles so I had to take a picture just for her.

This is and always will be my home. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Saturday @ Camp!

This weekend is going to be amazing! I'm headed back to PVM Camp along with my friends, Beth Ann and Lindsay! We're going to help out at the zip line and rock wall for a guest group coming in on Saturday afternoon and then we'll head back home on Saturday night. I can hardly contain my excitement and joy about getting to see my friends and spending a whole day at camp. I'll have to share with y'all about it soon!

Scripture and a Snapshot: September 7th

This verse reminds us to keep training our own bodies to become more like Christ through the Spirit's power, because we certainly don't want to be disqualified from the race for deserting God. It's not easy, and let me tell you, there are times when I just want to give up, but every time I'm at my lowest, God always sends me a reminder to deny myself and pick up my cross again each and every day.

Hall Pictures.

Doing hall pictures for Hannah's hall was a blast! I loved meeting all of the girls (you were all so sweet) and walking around campus taking photos of your beautiful faces. It was great to take a break from my busy schedule and do something I love, so thank you for giving me the opportunity. Some people hate photographing large groups of people, but I love it! After working at PVM Camp as the camp photographer for most of the summer, how could I not? I've practiced making sure everyone is aligned just right, checking for clean backgrounds, and saying 1-2-3, (or 3-2-1 in some odd cases), over and over again. It's definitely love, or I wouldn't still be in the business!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunflower Silliness.

Hi! I don't post very often these days because I'm busy with school, relationships, life, etc. but this is a long weekend for Labor Day, and I had a great photo shoot with my friends Sarah and Alex yesterday afternoon so I just have to share a few photos from the session with you all. :)

This was a special session because it was one of the first times for me to use my new 18-135 mm Canon lens. I decided to buy the lens after the auto focus on my 18-55 mm lens quit working. It got too much use this summer as I was the camp photographer at PVM Camp for the majority of the camp season. I definitely have to say that I'm very satisfied with this new lens - it has a great focal range. This afternoon I brought along my old film camera, which is also a Canon. A friend of my mom's offered me the camera last year and I haven't really used it much yet. It has film in it now and we took a few pictures with it yesterday. I can't wait til the roll is used up and the photos are developed! Those are just a couple of reasons why the session was special and tons of fun, too. Alex, Sarah and I couldn't help laughing as we looked through the pictures afterwards and saw our goofy expressions. It was a memorable time for sure!