Thursday, May 31, 2012

on saving the lives of harmless infant hares

i thought about actually telling all you guys how to take care of a baby hare you might find someday, but i'm feeling lazy today, and i doubt you'll ever want to sit and read all the stories i could tell you about taking care of wild hares. so i'll just share a bunch of cute pix that i took this morning of the baby i'm currently taking care of. i found it last night on the porch, quite traumatized from almost being mauled to death by our outdoor dog.

                tis so tiny!                                      i havta make sure it can't jump out                and it likes 2%milk.

this one's awkward..of both my hand, and the hare.

he/she is doing really well this morning, it drank some milk, cuddled up in my hand, and then went to sleep. i'm surprised at how calm this one is acting, i've had some really crazy ones before.
i like saving baby hares.
i'm just hoping our dog doesn't bring me anymore. the spring of 2010 found me with 14 wild hares to save. yikes, not doing that again!
and that is all for today folks!

in case your wondering why i didn't call this cute thing a rabbit/bunny, you might wanna look up the difference between rabbits and hares. ;) i actually call it "the rabbit", even tho its a hare..oh well :p

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

the weird things i collect

like animal plant holders

i don't know when i got hooked on plant holders, but i do know they're quite wonderful. especially that cat, i love that one.
someday i'll actually put plants in them!
over and out,

Monday, May 28, 2012

on sunday

we rode horses bareback and went swimming. plus other things like playing video games, listening to music and eating really good food, i just didn't get any photos of that :)

humming bird nest! the inside is covered with the horse's hair, weird but cool.

a adore this one of caleb and ellie!!

<3 me 'n caleb <3

sunday was a good day.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

so true

needless to say, i laugh my silly head off every time i see this picture.
hehehe, i really just can't stop myself, its to good.
xxx- noni -xxx

Friday, May 25, 2012

a random week

this week has been awesome, pretty random, but good. i went shopping monday with the family {found some great deals}, church on wednesday was fantastic, and tomorrow a friend i've known for years is getting married.
and yesterday i got to see cousin johnny again!! it was weird, because just a week ago we were romping around SDC together having a blast. then yesterday we went swimming and played some LBP before he had to leave. me and john are buds, we're a lot alike in so many area's, its rather hilarious because we get along so well instead of killing each other. he may only be 12, but he's one awesome 12 year old and you couldn't ask for a better cousin than john. he's got so many odd little ways about him, it makes him rather adorable. not to mention he looks 15 instead of 12:)
his parents, brother and sister in-law had come over to show off the first great-grand baby to the grandparents. i really didn't know what it was like to have a baby in the family till now, because me and john were the babies. but not anymore! now with madelyn here, and my sister being due in october, we has babies. and its wonderful. {did i mention my sister's having a boy?? yeah i'm psyched about a nephew!}

left to right- ezra holding the baby {madelyn}, then her momma, ashley, john, granpa ivan, and uncle cole.
me and john really like my camera, when he's around we're always goofing off. yesterday we used the timer and got a bunch of wacky pix of us jumping in the pool.

these are the only ones you get to see, because the rest are to ridiculous. 
and this is me, i should have been smiling i know, but i like my hair in it :p

this is kyle, madelyn's dad, he's holding my brother's baby ;)
don't ask me what kind of gun it is, i haven't a clue.

anyway, i don't often post random photos of my week, but i thought you might enjoy it today:)

i've been learning more and more what it means to truly put my trust in the Lord for all things, even the tiny ones. yesterday after john left, a bad mood hit me big time. i was feeling totally unmotivated and kinda depressed, i just got some bad news about something, and i was/am missing someone, and so i just wanted to sit on the couch and feel like a grump.
but i couldn't because we had company, and that would have been rude.
so i made pie instead. they must have been good cos everyone had a piece or two.
but still, i was upset at myself for being in a foul mood. so i took it to God and just let him have it.
i knew my attitude wasn't honoring him at all, so i decided to change it.

no matter what mood i'm in i want it to be honoring to God, i want to be putting my trust in Him even when something is bothering me. its funny how the minute you think you have these things under control, something comes up to remind you you're not. and that its so much easier after you give it to Him.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

the moon is a magnet

i like pancakes

 but please don't ask how this happened this morning.
lets just say i have skills.
and i'm just not a morning cook.

today i'm going to make pies. lets hope they don't have delish black marks on them ;)
i prefer baking over cooking most days. but to be honest, i don't really like either.
sure i'll do it, and maybe i'll learn to like it better some day.
but most days cooking isn't something i do.
needless to say, when i do it, everyone says i'm really great at it. which is happy.
cooking is a really moody thing for me.
but i'm pretty dang positive i WILL love it someday, because my sister, before she was married, used to feel about cooking like i do now.
and now after 3 years of marriage, she's one of the best cooks i know.

one of the things that always crosses my mind when i think about cooking is men, obviously.
cos men like food.
some are really picky. some don't care, as long as its food.
i'm gonna find a man some day, so i'm preparing myself to expect he'll be a lover of food.
because that would be my luck ;)

so every week i tell myself "i'm gonna cook this week!"
its yet to happen, but i keep telling myself that.
but hey, i might not be cooking, but i am making him a quilt :p
as weird as that sounds. the man quilt is making progress.

thats all for today, folks.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

stolen idea- confession

today i'm gonna steal an idea from his little day, and make a random list of confessions for ya'll.
i'm sorta all wiped for inspiration right now, and its a cute/easy idea, so i hope you enjoy! :)

- i have a hate/love relationship with hick words. like "ya'll"

- i lovelove louis armstrong- anything by that man was wonderful.

- i'm that uber reserved girl in a crowd.

- i'm sometimes to sensitive about being afraid that i might annoy someone.

-i'm obsessed with lists..just not "to do" lists.

-i hardly ever listen to something i can't sing with.

- i'm slightly bow legged.

-i am quite picky when it comes to choosing friends, as you may have learned from my post yesterday. {i don't let it bother me, being picky is good and i don't really care what others might think of it}

- i hate frank sinatra.

- when i'm happy i don't know how to contain it, so it just sorta bubbles over in weird little ways.

- if i ever met glenn beck i think i'd die, cos he's just awesomeizing.

- when i find something that reminds me of the past {if its a good reminder} i sorta freak out and get really excited about it.

- i'd rather eat gummie bears over chocolate any day.

that was kinda of a pathetic list, but i'm really not feeling like writing anything interesting today, so deal with it ;)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

you're no problem at all-1,096 words

i am me. me isn’t you, and you isn’t me< caption obvious there.

and just a warning, this post is very liable to ramble and rabbit trail to absolutely anywhere.
you were warned. 
i've been thinking a lot about how everyone’s standards differ. sometimes drastically, sometimes very little. and so i though i’d sit myself down and try to explain how i feel about it all.
of course i’ll start out with me. i’m not your average 17yr old american,  that’s actually an understatement. compared to most kids i can seem to be different in so many ways, sometimes it worries me {wait. i don’t worry, um. concern? scares..makes me feel like a turd, there, that’s better} and sometimes its hard to explain the areas i’m different.  being different from the average girl in 2012 isn’t easy, no one ever said it was. but i want to only be me, and me happens to be different from them because me happens to belong to christ. this isn’t to say i’m bizarre and totally unique because i’m a christian, no i have a lot in common with a lot of different people, including un-believers. but having things in common is way different than having the same standards/views about life.  this is really the key to how i am different. or to how god is daily making me different.
and just thinking that being like Him makes me different, makes me love to be different in the worlds eyes, and embrace is with all i have. 
but back to the point.
there are tons of people whom i know that are a lot like me, and i’m positive we would be great pals because we have so much in common. but right now i don't feel it would benefit me to be friends with just anyone who i might get along with. specially since i get along great with lots of different people. so how do i know how to pick my friends wisely? 


i don't think anyone can deny that to find truly great people who will build you up in life, your going to want to find ones who have the same beliefs as you. does this mean i shun any un-beleiver who comes my way asking for friendship?? certainly not. whats loving and christ like about that?

having different standards or a different moral outlook on life creates complications when your a kid just wanting to have a good time.
 its hard when people ask “so why aren’t you and so and so really good friends? you’ve known each other for years and seem to get along fine!”. its hard to look at that person and say, “well, they don’t really believe in the same things i do,  nor do they have high standards like me, so i just stay away from them”, because its more complicated than just that, and most of the time its not worth explaining to people because they more than likely won’t understand. they can’t wrap it around their silly heads that a 17yr old can have high standards for herself.  or was taught to have high standards. its probably the hardest thing i’ve ever been taught. and i’m still learning it at that.

if i put myself around people who’s standards and values in life were different from mine, and most likely less godly, it wouldn’t do me anything but harm. that’s why its so important who i spend my time with, its so important to choose my friends wisely. just because i get along great with someone, doesn’t mean it would be healthy for us to “hang out”. why would i want to get myself attached to someone who’s beliefs/moral outlooks and view of god were drastically different from mine? who do you think would be dragged down? me, of course, because i’m not mature enough, or wise enough yet to really handle it in a positive way. i’m starting to see just how important it is to put yourself around people who will build you up, instead of bring you down. but you have to be careful and always seeking god’s wisdom in this area, because sometimes a certain group of people might look nice and dandy from the outside. they might look like good people with high standards. but sometimes they aren’t. of course there is always room for growth and mistakes, and over time you will be able to spot these people..and then run away. 

-it wasn’t easy to see my childhood  friends be allowed by their parents to hang around fun people that i wasn’t allowed to be around. no it wasn’t easy at all, but boy am i grateful for it now.-

of course all this doesn’t mean that if i don’t line up with someone exactly then i’m going to have to let them know they won’t have the privilege of getting to know me. most of my close friends don’t line up with me in every single area. because they don’t have to. there’s still freedom in christ and i’m really grateful for it. god might tell me one thing and tell you another, and that’s fine. its just doesn’t always mean i'll need or want to be your friend. <sarcasm. i feel the need to point it out or i know someone will get their chonis {that’s spanish for underpants} in a wad. 

so that’s the root of the “i’m different and happy with it” issue:)

become yourself for you, your friends, and him because that's all that matters. and most of the time, i believe, if your in tune with god and have a real relationship with him, you’ll find that your called to be different, and its not easy because the world is all around you and they hate the sort of 'differentness' that god has called you to be. but don't be ashamed of this, there's a good pride in being prideful that god made you a man or a woman, and that he designed you to fill a role.

sometimes this is the hardest part of being a christian, to truly be set apart.
i’m really glad that i have a lot of awesomely godly people in my life to keep me company. i’m not much of a loner, and it would be sad to go through this life constantly having to keep up being different from everyone around you. obviously i know that this is where the strength of the lord comes in. but i was just saying… i do enjoy having friends:p
and that there my friends was 1,096 very thought over words. i’m not sure if you could call them wise, but i hope it made as much sense to you as it does to me:)
and as always, have a good week my dears.
over and out,

Monday, May 21, 2012

there's nothing good about goodbyes

today has been to long, its only 9:55pm and i'm wiped.
its probably because i went shopping again today.
we haven't even been home 2 days and we're shopping again! i could get used to getting
new clothes, but i don't think my energy levels can handle it. i'm looking forward to things slowing down.

here's that picture of Christian Bale i drew last night.
of course i can now see my mistakes, his eyes are to big and his nose isn't right.
but besides that, i'm pretty content with it, i love how his hair turned out.
its tricky drawing from a photograph that has out of focused spots in it, but fun.

so anywho, maybe i'll get around to blogging at decent hours as things start to get back to normal.
i'm now going to go fall asleep listening to josh groban.
 btw, i made up my mind that there is nothing good about mornings {because waking up sucks}, only nights {because going to sleep rocks}, and there's nothing good about goodbyes, only hellos.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

i can't think of a title right now

sadly, sometimes the hardest part of blogging is thinking of a catchy title for a post.
i failed this time. now i'm going to ramble.

all last week i've wasn't able to do anything artistic {unless you count a sketch in cousin john's notebook} and so now, i'm feeling a rush to do something artsy.. and that sketch i did in cousin john's book got me in the mood to draw faces, which are my favorite things to draw.
i have always wanted to draw Chris Bale, and i've attempted several times, but his face just amazes me, i can never capture him. not his expressions, nor is perfect mouth. i'm always left feeling really unsatisfied with everything, i can't ever seem to do him justice.
but as i type, i'm getting very distracted by two things, my drawing and josh grobans voice... i'm getting uber excited about the drawing. its turning out decent! i am never happy with my drawings of him. and um, i haven't listened to josh groban in at least 3 years, so i'm feeling pretty nostalgic.
of course i'm not done with my drawing yet, which means you can't see it till tomorrow.
grant that i probably wont be near as happy with it as i am now, because i'll then be able to see all sorts of mistakes. but at least i have the excuse of saying i've not done a portrait in months. so i'm really outta practice! :) 
so here are a few more of my favorites photos from last week, with captions of course.

i do this to all my gum wrappers:)

i kept seeing amazing cars all week, this was my favorite though

your probably tired of the moccasins by now, but i'm not ;)

taken by rachel

beautiful dragonfly me and rachel found:)

gobs of crappy jewelry at every antique store!

i love old buttons!

this doesn't need a caption :p


eagle on my cousins tour bus

ezra and aaron on wildfire!

cousin johnny has good taste in sunglasses

but he's not good at taking pcitures..

unless you count this one

aaron, john, and ezra in 'grandfathers house' at SDC

aaron, me, an joe, apperantly john took this one as well..

this my friends, is succotash {suck-oh-tash} and its amazing.
thats all for now, i'm gonna take a break from the drawing and come back later to see where i need to fix something.
have a happy week everyone! <3