Friday, October 21, 2011

Card Making

Sarah Simmons came and stayed a day with me, so in our frenzy to try and find something to do we decided on card making. It was a lot of fuN!

One of my cards.
Having fun taking pictures... :))

All the cards that we made.

... and Sarah's!
Need something to do? Come over and we will make cards! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hiking The Ridge

Yes, fall is here and I didn't really start to realize it till the other day. Joanna and I were going up to the foot hills to hike the ridge, Justin just got home from work so he ended up going with us. Anyway, back to what I was saying, we went up there to hike and the Ocitillas were all drying up and turning yellow. The sun was starting on its long decent down to hide itself behind the mountain, turning them all a brilliant orange and yellow. It was so pretty, that I think I got a little too many pictures of them. I couldn't resist!

We drove up to the top of the hill on our dirt bike and quad and then hiked a ways farther up the ridge. We didn't get very far though, too many cacti, so we ended up just sitting up there having a good brotherly - sister talk. You know, every family needs one of those at times. It tends to draw you closer together, making you the best of friends!

The awesome view!

Some photos of us...

There is a place up in the hills where there is an old bin thing that they used to use when they mined up there. Don't know if that makes sense, but I am sitting here racking my brain trying to think of what they are called and I can't think of it. It is one of those things they put rocks into the top and it runs down chutes into carts at the bottom. It is a pretty cool place and we went and climbed all over it.

It is kinda scary on top as the boards are a bit weak from age.
Owls live in it, so you can imagine what all is down inside of it.
My awesome brother!
After wards we all spread across the hill and had quiet time. Was a good day!! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I've Been Thinking

I've been thinking lately about how sometimes you feel up and sometimes you feel down. How some people are good and some are bad. Your likes your dislikes, moods and manners, friends or foes, life and death, the choices that we make in life, the thoughts that sometimes go through our head that we would never speak out loud, how mixed up and confused this world is, somethings in life we just don't know about and totally feel lost on the subject, feelings that go wild and you don't know the reason. It's us, human bodies that are here on this earth, never knowing which way it is going to turn, or what might be the next trial it has to go through, or what fate it might experience next. No one knows the hurt that some people feel, the pain that they keep inside, something that might have of happened from the pass, or losing of a loved one. The confusing part of our brains that just seem to confuse us even more when we try to figure out the problem. It is hard sometimes, I know. I have been through that hurt, where you feel know one cares, the thought that passes your brain that maybe somewhere, somehow you have gone wrong. You just have to stop and make yourself stop thinking, cause I am finding out that there is know ending to it. Putting your trust in God is the only way I have found comfort in times like these. His endless mercy and grace has pulled me through when ever I was low. It rests my sense of thinking to know that He is in control of all my problems, and my life is in His hands. The importance of knowing what His will is for our lives is very great! If you start to feel out of His will, stop and wait for him to show you His will. It is not worth the cost of heart ache that you have to go through. My only purpose in life right now is to find out that perfect will for my future. Without it I have no hope! 
God bless you all!!