A Word on Sportsmanship
EQUESTRIAN // JULY 20, 2019
It’s hard to believe how fast these weeks of summer are flying by, but I’m trying to savor every glorious moment. One of my favorite things about summer is horse shows! While I love trail riding and schooling in the arena, I love the excitement, the competition, the challenge, the experience of a horse show.
Somewhere, Nowhere, in Tennessee
PHOTOGRAPHY // JULY 10, 2019
Afternoon ya’ll! This hot, hot, hot July weather is certainly making me miss the cool, mountain weather of Tennessee in early June. My heart longs for hazy azure hills smeared across a cotton-piled sky while fresh breezes threaded like gaily skipping children down mountain trails golden with the slanting afternoon sun. Memories and laughter, light and gay like the tumbling of a forest stream, wander back across these summer days.
JOURNEY // JULY 4, 2019
Happy 4th of July! Flashing fireworks, family picnics, boat rides, joyous parades…from coast to beautiful coast resound celebrations of freedom. I pray that I will never take for granted the courage and bravery of the countless men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our beautiful country. I pray that I might be worthy, in spirit, in patriotism, in faith, in justice, in humility, in honor, to uphold our constitution and maintain the principles on which we were founded.
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.