Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hey Everyone!

Yesterday it was HOT here! My friend Kealie came over to spend the day, so here are some pics from that!

Kealie helped us clip our rabbits nails!

Me and my baby, Skip!


Kealie with my sister's rabbit :) Kealie kept putting her hair in her face cause she didn't want to be in the picture :)

Kealie snuck this picture while I was in the bathroom... lol!

Sorry there aren't many pictures!

<3 Isabelle <3




Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hey Everyone!

Did everyone watch the London Summer Olympics last night? We did!
We loved the opening ceremony untilll it got a little inappropriate : )

A few days ago we went to a pool party at a friend's house... it was really fun! But i forgot to put sunscreen on cause i wanted to get a tan ( lol), but now my face is burnt and blistered! Not fun!

A couple days ago i got a strait iron... my hair looks 100 % better! lol. I'll post some pictures of it, and u can vote if you like my hair better straitened, or not straitened!

Sorry it's sooo short!

<3 Isabelle <3

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Contest

Hey Guys!

I'm entering in a contest from my beautiful friend, Meena's blog! I'm supposed to edit a picture of her, and she's going to pick her favorite! Here it is!

Before:


After:

Sorry it's so short (again!), but I need to go!
<3 Isabelle <3

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hey Everyone!


How's everyone's week been? Ours has started out hectic!


So, i forgot to mention in my last post that Saturday was Brandon Heath's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDON!!!!! He's like my favorite singer : ) My sister and I sang happy birthday for him, and we had leftover birthday cake from Doug's birthday, so we had some of that : ) lol




Yesterday, Anna, Mom and Gabe made Play Doh! It was really cool! Here are some pics!










Sorry it's so short, but I have to run!


<3 Isabelle <3

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Birthday Pictures

Hey Guys!
Here are a few pictures from Doug's birthday, and from his party the next day : )

BEWARE: I AM NOT WEARING MAKEUP IN THESE PICTURES. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.







Sorry it's so short : )

<3 Isabelle <3

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hi Everyone!

Right now it's 2:11 in the morning, but I'm still gonna talk as though it's Friday!

Today was Doug's birthday! He's 15. We had to be doing a  lot of cleaning today, so we weren't really about to go out anywhere with him, but we still had cake, and a special dinner and presents : ) It's sooo hard to believe that he's 15... it seems like just yesterday he and I were just toddlers!


Doug and I : )







 Happy Birthday, Doug! Love you so much!

<3 Isabelle <3

Ps. More pictures will be coming soon : D




Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hey Guys!

This week has started out reaaly busy so far!

We've had VBS every nite, starting on Sunday. Yesterday I had piano lessons, today I had an orthodontist appointement, tomorrow Doug and I are going to a Teen Game nite at our library, Friday is Doug's birthday, Saturday he's having a birthday party, and Sunday is church. Phew!

Today I had a chance to do some "catching up" with a friend I haven't seen in a little while. We've been texting back and forth like all day! : )

Well, sorry it's so short, but I just wanted to give u guys an update!

<3 Isabelle <3

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hey Everyone!


I'm sorry it's been SO long since I last posted, but life has been busy : )


Tonight my younger brothers and sisters are going VBS, but I'm staying home : ) they LOVE vbs. = D


Lately I've been thinking about the matter of judging... it's SO easy to judge other people! And it doesn't even have to be something big... the way they dress, the way they talk, anything. How many times have you seen a person who from the outside looked like a sinful person? And you right away thought "can you imagine hanging out with that type of person?" I had an experience a few months ago that has changed my perspective SO much.


My mom had brought my friend, sister and brothers to a thing called the Bethlehem Walk. A local church puts it on once a year around Christmas time, and we almost always go to it. It's like a whole tour of Bethlehem... they have all the sets and props and people dressed up as authentic people from that time. You basically get to walk thru and watch the life of Jesus! It's cool.
After the whole "tour", you go into a BIG tent, and they have counselors and people from the church there to give you drinks and food, and pray with/talk to anyone who needs it. My friend and brother and I were sitting there with hot chocolate, when an african-american man came over to talk to us. From the outside you could've guessed he was a gangster,.. saggy pants, leather jacket, earrings, big chain necklaces... but then I saw that he had a nametag on that said "counselor",and once he started talking, all of my thoughts switched around. He started talking about Jesus, and asking us if we were Christians, and how it is so important to have him as your personal friend and savior. He was s.o. nice. He went on to talk about how "cool" Jesus is, and how we need to talk/pray to him every day. it was so cool.
So every since then, I try to look at people thru a different light. No, it doesn't mean that every person that you see is going to be a Christian, but it also doesn't mean a person isn't going to be a Christian from the way they look.


On Saturday, mom brought me and my sisters and little brother to the mall to do some shopping. It was fun going into all the little stores, and having some "girl time". When we were done at the mall we got into the car to go to another store. When we all got in, mom noticed that the driver and passenger seat of the car were pushed way forward, and we hadn't done it. The next thing that mom noticed was that the air conditioning had been turned all the way to HOT... and yes, we hadn't done that either. Mom's first thought was that my little brother Gabriel had done it, but he's wayyy to small to push the seats forward, and he hadn't been up in the front of the car to be able to change the air conditioning. So then mom tried to remember if she had left the car unlocked, but she said she automatically locks it every time. So, we just tried to shake it off, and think "no big deal", and move on. So, we drove to the next store, and mom went inside and left us in the car with the air conditioner on. So, by then we had forgotten about the stuff that had happened, and we were just casually talking. Then I turned on the radio and my favorite song by TobyMac was playing, so I cranked the volume wayyy up. Then I turned around and started talking to Noelle, when it seemed like the song was A LOT quieter. I turned around to see what was going on... the volume had turned all the way down on it's own! So, by then I was a liiiitle bit freaked out, but trying to stay calm. But there was no way that it was my little brother or sister that had turned the volume down, cuz they were in the back of the car in their car seats! So then, Noelle started getting freaked out...REALLY freaked out. Then, right in perfect timing, my little sis Anna said she REALLY needed to go to the bathroom, so I had to bring her into the store, which was NOT good timing! So I brought her to the bathroom, then came back out to the car. Noelle had turned the engine off, so it was getting kinda hot, so I turned it back on. I was tryyying to forget about the whole thing, when all of a sudden the wind-shield wipers turned on! And we had NOT turned them on. Yeaahhh, by then both Noelle and I were screaming! And to makes matters worse, I had to try and be funny, and started to do a weird face, (as Noelle described it, "ghost face"lol) and Noelle got mad and threw a big plastic bottle at me, and it hit my mouth and gashed my lip. So, mom comes into the car with me crying and holding a blood soaked napkin, Noelle crying, Gabe screaming, and the wind shield wipers going. Yeah. It was quite a scene.
So, I hope you don't think that story was supposed to sound superstitious or anything like that, but it was a liiitle creepy!
So, with that all said and done, I'll close this up.
Hope everyone has a great week!!


<3 Isabelle <3

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hey Guys!

Right now it's midnight, and I'm sitting in our family room watching TLC with my mom and sisters! :)

Tomorrow we're visting a church near us... we're going to the Contemporary service, but there's also a Traditional, too : ) The service is at 8:30, so we have to get up at like 6:00... which is wayyyy too early for me! haaha!


Right now I'm learning 1 Corinthians 13... it's so pretty! It really makes me think... especially the part where it says that even if you are persecuted for others, but don't have love in your heart, that it's like nothing! I haven't memorized the whole chapter yet.. just up to verse 8. But i've read the whole chapter. I hadn't really thought about it before... having love in your heart no matter what. I had always wanted to be a missionary... to travel all around the world and tell people about Jesus and "get a "good" reputation". But I didn't really have love in my heart when I was thinking about telling people about Jesus... just about how it would make me look good.
So, basically, even if you are doing something  that seems really good, but don't have love in your heart, you might as well be doing n.o.t.h.i.n.g.
I found a song called Proof of Your Love... it's by the band For King and Country. The song goes along with this chapter of the bible, so I liked it even more! Here are the lyrics <3

If I sing but don't have love
I waste my breathe with every song
I bring, an empty voice
A hollow noise

If I speak with a silver tongue
Convince a crowd but don't have love
I leave a bitter taste
With every word I say

(Chorus)
So let my life be the proof
The proof of Your love
Let my love look like You
And what You're made of
How you lived, how You died
Love is sacrifice
So let my life be the proof
The proof of Your love

If I give to a needy soul
But don't have love then who is poor
It seems all the poverty
Is found in me

Chorus

Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
When it's all said and done
Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
When we sing our final song

Only love remains
Only love remains

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.


So, i'm trying to look at things thru a different light/perspective now. : )

Here's the chapter of the bible:


If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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My brother Doug's birthday is this month... he'll be 15! We've been planning things for that... he wants to have an "Airsoft Day", where he invites all his friends to come and have an "Airsoft Battle" with him... defffinitely not my thing, but that's ok cause i'm a girl anyways! haha :)

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Well, I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

<3 Isabelle <3

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Hope you all have a blessed day : )

And thank you to all the men and women who have served our country to bring us freedom!


<3 Isabelle <3

Monday, July 2, 2012

When the path is daunting
And every step exhausting
I'm not alone
I'm not alone, no, no
I feel you draw me closer
All these burdens on my shoulder
I'm not alone, I'm not alone
You pull me me from this place

Hallelujah
You carry me every day
You carry me all all the way
Hallelujah
You carry me to the
You carry me to the cross

How your love has moved me, yeah
To the foot of all your glory
I'm not alone, I'm not alone
I'm not alone

Hallelujah
You carry me every day
You carry me all all the way
Hallelujah
You carry me to the
You carry me to the cross

All of these cities you have built
And every cathedral you have filled
To all of creation you gave life with your hands
And with those hands you comfort me
You lift me up from my knees
And carry me
You carry me

Hallelujah
You carry me every day
You carry me all all the way
Hallelujah
You carry me to the
You carry me to the cross
The cross
You carry me to the
You carry me to the cross
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Randomness...

Hey Everyone!

It's been awhile since I've done a post... sorry! We've been having LOTS of storms and power-outages, so I haven't really had time to post.

On Saturday, Mom, Noelle, Gabe, Anna and I went to the mall. On our way home, the radio kept alarming us that there were tornado warnings, but thankfully, none of them were where we were driving!


Last night, Noelle and I did a sorta "What Not to Wear" makeover... Noelle doesn't really wear makeup, so it was really fun to do it for her!






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And, here's the Fashion Tip of the week!

If you wear makeup, try to not make it look like you ARE wearing makeup. My mom told me that a woman told her that awhile ago, and she remembered it. So try to make it look natural, and don't go too heavy on eyeliner or lipstick, cause that can look fake-y : )

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Hope everyone has a great week!!


<3 Isabelle <3