Originally posted on My Photo Phixation:
I’m doing a something a little different today. I didn’t take any of these photos since I am in them. I wanted to post some pics of my baby brother Austin. He is 16 today, which makes me feel very old. He’s an awesome kid, <3 him.
Happy 16th Birthday Austin!
I’ve decided to create a blog that just focuses on my photography. It is just a hobby for me but it is something I enjoy a great deal. I love to take pictures at interesting places and events. I also take a lot of pictures of my cats, mainly because they are adorable. I have a lot of saved photos to choose from and I plan on highlighting one every day or so. I hope you enjoy these images.
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Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder
Beauty is in the eyes of God above
He created all of us in his image
He looks on us with grace and love
There are times we may feel ugly
Times we feel regret or defeat
Only in the arms of a loving God
Will we and the truth come to meet
Love yourself and one another
As God above would want you to do
And rest assured there is nothing greater
Than the love of God for you
Yesterday was Father’s Day in many countries. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why?
So I thought about this for a while and I kept thinking that no matter who I pick someone else will be offended. Then it came to me! I want a day for my cats! They are family. They are like children to us (the only ones we have right now) and I don’t know what I’d do without them. My parents even refer to them as their “grandcats”. So I would like to create National Cat Day… no, World Cat Day! It can be a day when all cat mommies and daddies spoil their fur children more than normal. Just like every other popular holiday it should include special food and presents… and lots of hugs. Actually I hug my cats everyday, and so should you. However I think World Cat Day should be a day to show all the non-cat lovers in the world: These are our cats; They are family; and there’s a pretty good chance that we like them more than we like you!
Happy World Cat Day!
Often I wish I could just let go
Stop holding on for all control
Worry plagues me through the night
Yet still I hold on with all my might
God please take these worries from me
Let me be at peace and free
I want to give everything to you
Please just show me what to do
Help me know my place and way
And show I love you every day
Then I can run free throughout the land
Resting in Your loving hands
Is there a word or a phrase you use (or overuse) all the time, and are seemingly unable to get rid of? If not, what’s the one that drives you crazy when others use it?
I thought about this for a while. I even asked my husband if he thought there was anything I overused, and he said no. There is nothing that immediately pops out to me. In contrast I could probably answer this question half a dozen times about my husband. The one that drives me the most crazy is “in a few minutes”. Everything in his life will happen “in a few minutes”. Any time I ask a question that has to do with him doing something the answer is always “in a few minutes”. Are you going to start dinner? “In a few minutes”. Did you feed the cats? “In a few minutes”. Sometimes I have to ask multiple times and go through multiple rounds of “in a few minutes”. It makes me crazy! If I am asking you to do something it is more than likely that I want it done now. What makes it worse is that he is never doing anything important that requires a few minutes. Just do what I ask and you can go back to your games and tumblr and crap when you are done! It probably seems like I am a little controlling, and maybe I am. I just like to have things done and taken care of. It makes sure stuff doesn’t get forgotten and it keeps my anxiety down… for a few minutes.
Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you?
I am a big fan of music. I love to listen to many different kinds and I love to sing along (especially in the car). There are many songs over the course of my life that have meaning to me in one way or another, so picking 3 may be hard. Here goes:
1. “My Girl” by The Temptations – I was 13 when my dad and stepmom got married. Of course they did the bride/father and groom/mother dances as is traditional. However, my dad also added a dance with his daughter (me) and we danced to My Girl by The Temptations. When I got married 18 years later, my dad and I danced to the same song at my wedding reception.
2. “American Pie” by Don McLean – This has always been one of my favorite songs. I pride myself on the fact that I know all the lyrics.
3. “Hello My Name Is” by Matthew West – Lately I have been listening to a lot of contemporary Christian music, like the stuff heard on K-Love and sung in my church. This song immediately become one of my favorites. They lyrics are just so powerful and meaningful to me.