Planning A Surprise Party - How I Did It and What I Learned
JOURNEY // APRIL 30, 2019
I won’t waste time apologizing for the delayed post. As you know…life happens.
As I’m sure you can guess by the title, this post is all about parties and planning and celebrating! With the help of my Dad and a few others, I planned my Mom’s surprise 50th birthday party. Let me just say. It was a blast. It was a ton of work. It was totally worth it. And I discovered that I thoroughly enjoyed planning and hosting a party — surprising for an introvert, huh?
First things first...some pictures! I didn’t get as many as I wanted, mainly because I was finalizing details to the very end and ran out of time to take some pre-party photos! However, here are a few of my favorite shots.
JOURNEY // APRIL 7, 2019
A dear friend recently asked me my favorite day of the week. I had to think about it. Mondays kinda catch me off guard like a slap in the face. By Wednesday, I seem to be hitting my stride, but come Friday I’m ready to curl up at the end of the day, ready for the weekend, for rest, for a little bit slower days, a little bit later mornings, a little bit shorter lists.
So yes, weekends please. I like Saturdays and Sundays. Those are my “Sabbath” days — my days to be refilled, refueled, restored.
Which made wonder…
What does “Sabbath” really mean?
So I did some research and discovered some beautiful truths. !
Herd Spotlight: Curious George CMF
EQUESTRIAN // MARCH 20, 2019
My, it’s been awhile. But I have a good excuse. Really, I do.
Top normal life and schoolwork (including midterms, essay deadlines, and tests…all in the same two weeks) with a speech contest, two birthdays (Little Peanut turned eight and Spuds is fourteen!), and the expansion of our herd I’d say this time I have decent justification for my negligence.
But wait…did you catch that?
Yep, you read it right! Our herd just grew! Last Friday we welcomed home Curious George CMF, an eight-year-old half-Arabian gelding.
Let me just say. He. Is. Stunning.
Sunsets and Siblings - Equine Photoshoot
PHOTOGRAPHY // FEBRUARY 18, 2019
It's a new week! Bright and full of possibilities but still cold and so snowy! I love the snow, but today, I'm longing for summer; for sunshine and trail rides and beach days, for bonfires and ice-cream cones. So, in hopes to make summer days feel a little closer I've decided to share one of my favorite photoshoots from last summer, one of my siblings (of course) and their faithful ponies.
Welcome! I’m Noel. A 16-year old living in the beautiful West Michigan countryside. An aspiring writer, horse-crazy country girl, sister of five, amateur photographer, chocolate enthusiast, used-to-be-ballerina, recovering perfectionist, decided introvert, but mostly…a broken mess redeemed by Christ. Thanks for stopping by.
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