Thursday, February 16, 2012

Last week at the beach

Our family spent last week at Pismo Beach (my second home).  We took our trailer to our favorite campground...North Beach, and got our absolute favorite spot...Site 29.  The weather was lovely (perfect) that week, with the exception of Tuesday, when it rained.  That day we shopped (fun!!!!) and hung out inside the trailer (relaxing!).

We had a really (really) great time being outside, at the beach, and doing nothing (a rare and very enjoyable thing).  None of it is really noteworthy enough to put into detail (except for the most detail-oriented of people), so I'll leave you with this album of pictures.  Enjoy (hopefully)!!

~Miss Haley (Also queen of parentheses today, for some odd reason)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A photo shoot with my beautiful sisters...

Lovely little Libbey

Sweet Delaney

(I had no idea what to caption this...any ideas?)

Looking up!

With her beloved Jenny


This is my favorite :)

Delaney...being herself

Since we are spending the week in Pismo Beach, I will be sure to post pictures of that soon!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

10 lists of random things

Since I have a pretty deep future post in my drafts and currently nothing interesting going on, here is an off-the-top-of-my-head post for you...

5 activities you would find me doing
Trying a new recipe (I love baking especially)
Organizing (not often enough)
Doing something with my family

5 books I would reccomend
"The Fascinating Girl" (wonderful!!!!)
"The Hidden Hand"
"An Old-Fashioned Girl"
"When Dreams Come True" (inspiring)
"The Edge On the Sword"

5 hymns I love
"For the Beauty of the Earth"
"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" (harmony is great...if done right)
"As the Deer"
"Just As I Am" (just love it)
"Father, I Adore You"

5 of my favorite foods ever
Fettucini alfredo with chicken and broccoli
Thick, juicy burgers (yum!)
Chicken enchiladas
Garlic mashed potatoes with onions
Potstickers (stuffed and piping hot)

5 Bible verses that grab me
Psalm 37:4 (my favorite verse, actually)
John 15:12
Psalm 25:5
James 1:25
Proverbs 18:12 (gripping)

5 of my favorite colors
Pink (I'm girly all the way!)
Yellow (very fun)

5 character qualities I admire
Loyalty to Christ (always)
Prudent, mature speech (hard to find someone with that quality)
Witty humor
Focus and vision for life

5 places I would live
Pismo Beach, CA (my second home...ah...)
Burlington, VT
Hanalei, HI
Middleton, WI
Franklin, TN (beautiful!)

5 items you would find in my room
Willow Trees (I've started a collection)
Crazy socks (I own about 20 pairs)
My Chest of Hopes

5 things I would love to do someday
Marry a God-fearing man and have lots of children (that's my main goal!)
Own all the books on my book list
Surf (and do it well)
Write a book for young ladies
Get a CD recorded

Thus ends my list of lists for now.  I hope you enjoyed learning more about me!

Reflecting on January 31

Yesterday we FINALLY went skiing!!!!!!  It was really fun, and despite the fact that Badger Pass had barely a foot of snow, we all had a blast.  There were hardly any people there, and the MATCH people consisted of the Beyer family, two Shaws, three Telians, two Callis's and one Huckabone.  (Plus two unknown members.)

 The weather was wonderful, low 50's and sunny.  The snow was surprisingly good, the well-groomed runs being smooth and enjoyable.  The not-so-nicely-groomed runs were fun too, but a little icy most of the day.  I basically skied the same run most of the time, and it was rather relaxing...and still fun!  When you've got good ski partners to hang out with, you have fun no matter what...right? ;)

This year, our whole family had our own skis and boots (save Libbey, she just has boots)!  It was so nice to skip the rental shop and get right on the mountain!  We scored at a ski swap in the fall, and the only things left to purchase are Libbey's skis and two sets of poles.  Then we can ski for a lot cheaper at other resorts.  I'm not sure if we'll get past China Peak this season....hopefully God will bring more snow!!!

Libbey is really taking off on skiing this year.  The first time she went down the bunny hill was on her 4th birthday, and now she's riding the "big chair" with us!  I took her on a few runs and had a blast, she even "won" two races against me! ;)  Delaney is a great skier as well, and never even took any falls.  I fell once, on a really bumpy and icy was a total yard sale!  Dad and Mom are really good skiers, and when they weren't with Libbey they were flying down the mountain with all of us.  I'm so proud of my skiing family!!

Well, we left at 4:30 and met the rest of the Shaws at Me N' Ed's for pizza.  Then we walked to Raley's and got lots of personal-sized ice creams, which we ate in the store.  That was in honor of Justus's birthday and a great ski day!  I think that every ski day should end like and ice cream...don't you?