Category Archives: bits and pieces

sunday scriptures

November 19, 2017

i spent time this weekend counting my blessings. life isn’t always perfect, but even in the messy & harder times, it’s important to always find something to be thankful for. cause when you really sit down and think about it, there is so much good to rejoice in.

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you” 1 thessalonians 5:18

“i will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart, i will tell of all your wonderful deeds” psalm 9:1

“let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. for the Lord is the great God, the great King above all” psalm 95:2-3

“give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever” 1 chronicles 16:34

“let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” psalm 107:8-9

halloween at disneyland!

November 3, 2017

the school i work at is closed on halloween, so we took the little girl Chloe babysits to disneyland, and let me tell you that was the best decision of our lives because there was NOBODY there! we walked right on to haunted mansion, and were able to ride a handful of others in the few hours we were there. best place to spend halloween if you ask me. ALSO we spotted some places they have already started to decorate for Christmas!!!!! super excited about that if you can’t tell. unfortunately next time we visit, i don’t think we’ll be as lucky and will have to fight the crowds again.

friday weddings

September 29, 2017

okay, when i first heard about weddings being on fridays, i thought it was kinda weird.. but after attending one, i think it was the best idea anyone ever had! the weddings themselves are cheaper, they don’t really take time out of your weekend, and it’s just a great excuse to leave work early! i went to the cutest little ceremony up in carlsbad a couple weekends ago and it was hands down one of the prettiest weddings i’ve ever been to. super relaxed and fun celebration!

sunday scriptures

September 17, 2017

as a teacher, especially one at a Christian school, i want to always make sure that my students and their parents see Jesus in me. i’m not always perfect, but i want to make sure that even on bad days, people still know i am a believer. some days i am better at this than others, it’s something i am constantly trying to improve. here are some verses that have encouraged me this week.

“God is within her, she will not fail” Psalm 46:5

“so whatever you eat or drink, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” 1 Corinthians 10:31

“her mouth speaks from which fills her heart” Luke 6:45

“cling to what is good” Romans 12:9

“those who look to Him are radiant” Psalm 34:4

bits + pieces

August 21, 2017

rodeo with my girls. also i apologize that i take SO many photos of my feet.. after a long week at worka coworker and i are forcing everyone to bring in pictures of themselves as preschoolers planting carrots, pumpkins, and broccoli chopped my hair, dyed it darker, & got a new phone case. basically i’m a whole new person got sent the cutest cutting board from cooks cutting boards what’s a road trip without snacks? had to try each flavor of course our favorite coffee shop. there i go with the feet shots again, i’m sorry..ish

artifact uprising

August 4, 2017

for as long as i can remember i always loved having photos displayed in my room. i remember having them taped up on my wall, or hanging in frames. every few months i would order prints and when they arrived i would run upstairs and update my walls with newer photographs. this habit of mine slowly died down over the years and i haven’t ordered prints in way too long. i was scrolling through instagram and saw that artifact uprising was giving away free prints last month so i jumped at the chance to order some of my recent photos. i chose the square prints with no border, they are such nice quality and came in the cutest packaging ever. ten out of ten recommend.

bits + pieces

July 31, 2017

i ordered the COOLEST sticker pack from a super great artist, Sam Larson
I GOT TO PET A GOAT AT THE FAIR AND I ALMOST CRIED.. this photo may or may not be my screen saver..also saw tyler rich + justin moore at the fair, not as cool as the goat though 😉 the cashier charged us for 40 cents four bags and put only like five items in each one.. all the snuggles with this cute little nephew of mine when i first tried kombucha i gagged in the middle of my kitchen and told my mom i would never drink that nasty stuff again.. i also said that about coffee.. never say never, kids!

christmas in july!

July 25, 2017

Every year my friend and I celebrate christmas in july, we make cookies, watch hallmark christmas movies, and listen to christmas music. last year we stupidly wore sweaters and just about melted in the heat, this year we were a little bit smarter and settled for festive socks. i really thrive the closer it get’s to christmas, sometimes i wish i lived in a world that was just september through december. leaves changing, pumpkin patches, halloween, chilly evenings, bonfires, sweaters, snow, christmas music, i could go on forever. everyone around me doesn’t want summer to end, but i wanted it over before it started. okay that’s a little dramatic, i love the sunshine and going to the river more than i love candy, but there’s something about the last half of the year that i can’t seem to shake. and i may or may not have been listening to michael buble’s christmas album on my way to work. so, just in case you were wondering, there is only 152 days until christmas! please try to contain your excitement.

overheard

July 7, 2017

easton: “ms hawkey when you sit criss cross applesauce you look like you’re my age”
jacob: “when she stands up she looks our age too”

natalia: “when i grow up i’m gonna be a doctor but i’m also gonna be moana”

charlie: “dear jesus, thank you for this food and please keep mike trout safe, amen”

sophia: “he’s wearing his shirt backwards.. does that mean he’s canadian?”

nate: “when i sleep i dream of monkeys”

cayden: “this is a silly thing.. one time i ate a grape and it squirt juice in my brother’s eye”

evie: “what would happen if you ate a turtle for dinner?”

bits + pieces

July 6, 2017

where have i been? i don’t really know. i’ve been busy doing lots of things, but also haven’t really been busy at all. just going with the flow of life, and trying to let myself relax. i tend to drift away from this space a lot lately, i don’t know why because i always always always end up missing it. this place is my creative outlet and something i care deeply for, and i always push it to the bottom of my to-do list because i feel like there’s always something more important i should be doing. i really want to change that mind set and create more time to spend on here, for a few reasons but most importantly because it makes me happy. here’s just a few photos of what i’ve been up to while i’ve been away..june gloom here at the beach has been REAL.. i don’t see the sun until about noon each day. but i can’t say i’m really complaining.TOWER OF TERROR WAS REPLACED AND IS GONE FOREVER AND I AM STILL UPSET ABOUT IT i became the cheif beer fisherman of the colorado river. the most proud title i hold to this day my roommate and i left the house wearing the exact same shoes and i also realized that i take an unhealthy amount of photos of my feet.. i took this super cute picture of my dogs and i couldn’t help but share it BOTH my little brothers are now in their twenties and it makes me feel so old i taught a little girl in my class how to draw a cabin and pine trees and it was one proud moment let me tell ya i also drove to the river twice in the span of seven days and it was well worth all the money i spent in gas