Thursday, November 24, 2016

An Autumn Evening at Colonial Williamsburg

First of all, happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans! (I know, I'm very late!) I hope y'all have had a wonderful day filled with family, fun, and loads of delicious food. The Lord surely has given us so many things to be grateful for, hasn't He? 😊 (How adorable are these new emojis?!)

Anywho, as I mentioned in my last post, my family and I went to Colonial Williamsburg for my birthday earlier this month. We got there around sunset and didn't do much other than stroll around for an hour or so, but it was still a lovely little visit, and I did manage to take quite a few pictures! I meant to post these a couple of weeks ago and just never really got around to it, but better late than never, amiright?

Well, here goes!

There were quite a few trees decked out in their gorgeous fall hues, and they looked even more
beautiful at "golden hour!"

Don't these horses make a beautiful pair? I don't think I've ever really grown out of my horse-loving phase, haha.

I really like how this picture turned out! 💕

Sunset, or golden hour, would have to be my favorite time of day to take pictures. The lighting is so, so beautiful!

     My sweet little sister, Lily! I love this girl to bits. :)

Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at these pictures from my quick birthday visit to Williamsburg! Looking back at them, I can't help but marvel at just how beautiful God's creation is. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

"Let us come before Him with Thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song." - Psalm 95:2

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy November First!

Hi everyone, and happy first day of November! I can hardly believe that October has already come and gone, but I'm not exactly complaining. As much as I love October, November is definitely one of my favorite months of the year. Well, maybe I'm a little biased, since it also happens to be my birthday month, but it truly is such a beautiful time of year! Where I live, November is usually when fall finally starts to settle in; the weather starts cooling off for good, and all of the trees are just bursting with color. And during November, there always seems to be such a festive, holiday feel in the air, with Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching. :)

I'm sorry I haven't been able to post on here as frequently as I'd like to! My schoolwork and other commitments have been keeping me pretty busy, but I'm still going to try and put up a post on here every now and then. Today I thought I would just drop in and let you know some things I've been up to lately. :)

  • Getting excited for my birthday! I'm turning seventeen this Saturday, the fifth, so I'm looking forward to this weekend quite a bit! My younger sister's birthday is the day after mine, so we're having a small combined birthday party with our family this Friday night. Then on Saturday, the day of my birthday, we're planning on going to Colonial Williamsburg for the afternoon! I'm so excited about just walking around, taking pictures, and seeing all of the colorful fall trees!
  • Reading the Little House books. I never read the series when I was younger, but I'm making up for that now, and I've really been enjoying them! I'm on These Happy Golden Years now, and I'm loving it. Laura and Almanzo are seriously the cutest, and there are so many adorable moments between those two in this book. :)
  • Working on a Christmas playlist. Yes, already! My family decided that we'll start listening to Christmas music this Friday, so I wanted to have the playlist ready by then. It's filled with all of my family's favorite Christmas tunes--everything from Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Charlie Brown Christmas, to the Nsync Christmas album (it's soo good!) and some Phineas and Ferb Christmas songs (my siblings love that show!). So yes, quite a variety, but that's what makes it fun, right? ;) When do y'all start listening to Christmas music? 
  • Reading through the book of Psalms. This has been such a blessing to me! I'm reminded daily of the Lord's steadfast love and care, and that I can always turn to Him for strength and refuge. :)

What is your favorite thing about fall/November?
What have you been up to recently?

Thanks for stopping by!

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." -Psalm 37:4