Goodbye….

I’m done blogging. I quit. Never doing it again. Goodbye.

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Did I scare y’all??πŸ˜‚ I’m not quitting. I am taking a break though. But before I explain why…

HEY, EVERYONE!! How are y’all doin’?! I know I haven’t blogged that much. I just couldn’t find the motivation to. My family has had a lot going on right now.

Back on topic… So, the reason I am taking a break is because the next 2 weeks are going to be crazy. I will explain my schedule for the next week or two.

June 10th ~Monday – Nothing

June 11th ~ Tuesday – Dentist appointment

June 12th ~ Wednesday – Church

June 13th ~ Thursday – Going out of town

June 14th ~ Friday – Still out of town

June 15th ~ Saturday – Coming home

June 16th ~ Sunday – Church/ Shopping for Camp stuff

June 17th ~ Monday – Finish shopping and get packed for Camp

June 18th ~ Tuesday – Camp starts!

June 19th ~ Wednesday – Camp

June 20th ~ Thursday – Camp

June 21st ~ Friday – Camp ends

June 22nd ~ Saturday – Get caught up on sleep

June 23rd ~ Sunday – Church

*sigh* Man, I can’t wait!! I’m so ready for camp I can’t even put it into words! I had the honor to pay for one of my friends out of town to come, so I can’t wait to hang out with her for 4 days!!πŸ™ŒπŸ€— It’s gonna be awesome! We are going to get into some things I can already tell.😏😜

That is why I am going to be gone for the next week or two. So, if I don’t comment or like your posts don’t think I don’t like you no more. That’s no why. It’s just the fact that I don’t have my phone with me at camp or I just haven’t had time to get on WordPress. My apologies in advance.❀ I hope y’all have a great next two weeks! I hope God blesses you!

I will start blogging after camp sometime because I will have to tell y’all all about it.😜 This is our theme for camp this year:

I’ve been pursuing after God like never before this past year so when I heard what our theme was going to be I thought it was perfect!! I’m ready for camp!! Only 8 days away!πŸ™ŒπŸ€—

So, for now… Goodbye!πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ I will be back in a few weeks. Love y’all dearly! Thanks for reading!❀

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A long life update.

Howdy, everyone! I hope everyone is doing great! I know I haven’t been on here and gave a update about Oklahoma and my life. (Sorry!)

I have been so busy the past few days! Let me explain…

May 28, 2019:

I got a text around 11:00am from one of my dear friends Bekah. She asked me if I wanted to run around with her and do some errands. And of course I wanted too!! So she picked me up around 3:00pm and we went to dollar tree, the bank, sonic, walmart, and then we had to go pick up some shoes from the Stewart’s house. After that we went to the freezing cow. (It was my first time and it was good!) Here is a picture!

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Me and Bekah with our ice cream.

We left the freezing cow and started heading to Bekah’s house. Her mom and Hannah was on the way to their house to but we beat them there. So I decided to surprise Hannah because they had just gotten back from being in Colorado for a week and I hadn’t seen her in awhile. So I heard the door open and I was standing in Bekah’s room and I was right beside the door. And I forgot there was a mirror on the other wall and Hannah could totally see me… This is how it went…

Hannah: Oh, look Bekah got a new shirt. Wait… That’s not a new shirt that’s Vanessa!! Vanessa?!

Me: OH, COME ON!!!

*We give each other a big hug*

Me: How did you know I was here?!

Hannah: I seen you in the mirror on the back wall.

Me: Well, you could’ve played along with the surprise…

Hannah: Nah… I figured I would run it for you.

Me: Thanks a lot!

We stayed at their house until it was time for us to go to prayer at 7:00pm. We got to prayer and started praying and then our Pastor got up there and told us he wanted us to pray and ask God to stop the rain.

(There was supposed to be another really bad storm coming in that night and it was going to bring 3+ more inches of rain. And we couldn’t handle it if it came. They had been tracking that storm for weeks!!! And it was supposed to rain all the rest of the week.)

So we started to pray and touch God for our City and the State of Oklahoma. And we all knew after we got done praying something had changed! It was supposed to be raining when prayer was done. Me and Bekah walked outside and it was clear skies!! NO RAIN! And the next day it did rain a little bit but all of the rain was on the other side of the Dam and Levee so it didn’t effect our flooding problem that much! And the weather people said the big storm that was supposed to hit us, the storm that they had been tracking for weeks was a big DUD! Glory to God!! We have had nothing but sunshine for the past 4-5 days now and it’s been awesome! It makes me appreciate the sun so much more now. After weeks and weeks of none stop rain! We serve a prayer answering God!!! Here is some proof!

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Oh, how I missed the sun! It can’t rain forever!

May 31, 2019:

Friday we had our car wash prep. We got at the church at 6:00pm and started working. We had to get food ready and get the tents set up. And then we had to do the car wash practice. (I will never understand this… We do this every year so why do we have to practice washing cars again?) I was going home with Hannah and Bekah and I was going to spend the night with them. We finally left the church around 9:30pm. We decided to stop and eat at Whatabuger because we didn’t have anything to eat at youth. We finally got to their house around 11:00pm.

June 1, 2019:

Bekah went to her room with her best friend and me and Hannah was in her room trying to figure out what we was going to wear to the car wash. Hannah finally found a skirt she wanted to wear but she had to sow it up. So we decided to sow at 12:00am. Shortly after we started sowing Bekah and her best friend came out of their room and started making cookies! lol!!! I love my friends!!! After they got done cooking they went to bed because they are babies and couldn’t stay up any longer. lol. They went to bed and me and Hannah was still sowing! We couldn’t get her skirt right, lol. We finally got it done around 1:00am? And instead of going to bed me and Hannah decided to pull a all nighter! We had to be back at the church at 7:00am, so why not just stay up, right!? lol!

So me and Hannah thought we would play the xbox. We started to try to turn it on and we tried for a good 30 minutes and then I turned to Hannah and said:

“Is it plugged in?”

Her reply: “No…”

SMH!!! Oh, my word… It was hilarious!

We played none stop until 4:20am and then we took a coffee break. I had to make the coffee because she didn’t know how too…LOL! Bless her heart. I love her!! We had to start playing again because we were getting sleepy and we stopped playing at 5:30am and then we ran half a mile around her block. We got back at her house at 5:50am. We was going to run a mile but we had to get the other girls up so we could get ready to go.

Hannah kinda picked up her house and I layed on the couch because I was about to die!!! I am so out of shape!! I was seriously having a problem. I was so dizzy after running…. It truly is sad… I need to get in shape! We finally got everyone up and we stopped at Walmart before heading to the church. We got at the church around 7:50am we were told what time our shift started and we started the day. It was a very busy day!! We worked our behind off! And me and Hannah was running off of no sleep at all. We was in the sun all day.

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I am in the red shirt on the near side of the jeep. (Yes, we washed the big bus too).

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The car wash went from 8:00am to 4:00pm. I didn’t make it that long tho… Around 2:00pm I was standing up leading against the wall with my eyes closed and my youth leader came over and hit the wall and woke me up. I should have known he was going to do that. lol. I was so tired I almost went to sleep standing completely up!! I was on the verge of tears I was so tired. And that has never happened to me. I normally can handle staying up late but I just couldn’t this time. My dad showed up shortly after that and I went home. And I went to bed at like 3:00pm. haha.


June 2, 2019:

I tried to make it to church. I really did… But my body was so weak and worn out I couldn’t make it. And on top of that I had to go to urgent care because I wasn’t feel that good. Come to find out my body was fighting strep for the past 3 days. So that is probably why my body just couldn’t handle anymore from working the car wash, staying up, and running so much.

So, me and my dad had to go get my meds.

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My huge horse pills I have to take. lol. They are so big!

I basically just went home and slept more. I’m telling you I had never been that worn out in my life.


June 3, 2019:

We had to get up at 9:00am for my dad’s first MRI. It was only supposed to take like a hour but it lasted for about 4 hours. My dad couldn’t eat anything for over 24 hours before the MRI so he wasn’t liking that. We left the hospital at 1pm? Today was the beginning of a long journey for my family. God will provide strength when we need it. It’s all in His hands!

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This was outside and it was so pretty! (I just noticed you can see my mom in the left corner, haha).

Now you are all caught up with what has been going on with me. I’ve been pretty busy and the next few weeks are going to be even crazier! I have camp June 18th to 21st. And I’m so excited!!! Thank you all for reading! I know this was long but I just wanted to do this all in one post. Love ya’ll!!

(Although I am still getting over this sickness and I’m not completely caught up on my sleep, I do feel a lot better and my body is getting stronger.)

Liebster Blogger Award

Thank you so muchΒ T. R. NobleΒ for nominating me for this award! If you don’t follow her you are missing out! She is so good! You won’t be disappointed I promise you!!

 

The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer.

 

 

Random facts about me:

  1. Jesus is my best friend.
  2. I would die without Chocolate.
  3. I will be 16 in two months. {Glory!!}
  4. I’m a professional photographer.
  5. I’ve shot weddings.
  6. I’m a true friend to anyone.
  7. I am now a Junior in high school.
  8. I look past your flaws and mistakes and I will still love you for who you are.
  9. I love horses.
  10. I’m home schooled.
  11. My name means: Butterfly.

 

Questions and my answers:

1. What is one of your favorite scriptures & why?

I have two:

Job 23:10 – But he knoweth the way that I take: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

I like this verse because I relate it to me. We he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold!!

Ephesians 3:20 – Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

I like this verse because we often put limits on God and what He can do, but this verse tells us that He is able to doΒ ANYTHING! I serve the All Mighty God!! He has All Power!

 

2.What would you describe as the most relaxing day?

When I meet Jesus on that beautiful shore.

 

3.What is your favorite song?

There are to many for me to pick! I will do my current favorites!

Leaning on the everlasting arms

Got Any Rivers / Carry You

In the sweet by and by

 

4.How has God shown you His love through something small?

My dear friend Bekah. She has done so much for me and every time she does something for me I can feel the love of the Lord coming through her and blessing me. That might have just sounded so sappy to you but other people don’t normal bless me or do anything for me. I’m always the person to help other people or get them something and I normally don’t get anything in return. But Bekah has been such a blessing to me she will never under!! It might seem like a small thing to her but it’s like giving me a million dollars! It’s priceless!

 

5.What is something you used to like as a little kid, you don’t like now?

Drama. I can’t stand drama anymore!

 

 

6.What is something you need to be told today?

“Hold on”

 

7.If you could get rid of any fear you have, which would it be and why?

I don’t have many fears. I guess I would get rid of the fear of losing a friend who doesn’t want to be in my life anymore. And let them go.

Reason: Because it hurts to expect the good in people and think they will come back and be your friend after all you’ve been through together but they just keep ignoring you. I rather just let them go but it’s not that easy for me…

 

8.What advice would you give to a new blogger?

“Welcome to WordPress!! Just have fun with it and make new friends! You will soon be addicted to blogging too!”.

 

9.What has blogging taught you so far?]

There are so many people who like to write! lol. It has taught me that everyone has a different story and they want to share it! Just listen!

 

10.What color do you think fits your personality best?

Probably… Blue, Pink, Red, purple, light Blue, yellow, Oh, and maybe neon Pink.Β 

 

11.Within the past year, what is something you have overcome?

There is so much it would take a long time! I have overcome a lot within this past year! I’m a different person. All Glory to God!

 


Thank you so much again T. R. Noble for letting me do this!!

 

 

I nominate everyone!!! Yes, you!! And these questions are so good I will leave them for you too! Have fun with it!

{I know I kinda broke the rules but I have a very busy few days coming up.}

 

 

When is it going to end?!

Hey, ya’ll! I’m sorry for not posting much. It has been so crazy around here! I’ve had some near death experiences within the last few days. I’m not joking!

The rain and tornadoes haven’t let up much! It has been day after day of rain, tornadoes, and flooding. I’ve never seen anything like this ever! It has been heart breaking to see my City and State go through this. All we can do is pray which is the best thing we can do!!

Sunday morning we had a tornado come really close to our house. And by Sunday morning I really mean “morning”. It was around 12am and 1am when it started to get really bad. I didn’t go to sleep until 4am I think. It started in OKC (Oklahoma City) and when it was in OKC it hit a hotel and then a RV park behind the hotel and it killed 2 people. And left a lot of people hurt. One person even had to climb over a car in his hotel room to get out that’s how bad it was! It started to make it’s way down to my area. And it caused some damage! There was a lot of wind damage. Really big trees was uprooted because the ground is so soft it is just pulling them up by the roots. We are trying to get our City put back together after this tornado. After the tornado Sunday there was a earthquake at 7am in OKC. We can’t get a break.

Here is some pictures from the damage the tornado caused Sunday.

When that tornado came it also was kind enough to bring 1 or 2 more inches of rain. (Like we needed it…) We was already flooding and now we are really flooding!! The water level is crazy!

At the Keystone dam they are letting out 275,000 cubic feet of water per second. That is nearly 2 million gallons every second. I also heard that the Keystone dam is letting out more water than Niagara Falls. Now just imagine the flooding we are dealing with! And they are actually going to let more water out because we are going to get more rain.

They are also expecting one of our levees to break at any moment!! Which will not help us. They have the U.S Army walking and watching the levee 24/7. So when it breaks people can be warned. Here is a picture of the Keystone dam.

The Keystone dam

Here are some pictures of the flooding happening around my area.

Do you see that house?!

This is a submarine people could go in but the water has broken it away from the chains that held in down and it is now floating in the flood waters.

Today we are supposed to have more storms. Worse than the Sunday storms we had. I am not looking forward to it. And it is going to bring about 3 more inches of rain or more. And we can’t handle anymore rain!!

I don’t know if God is trying to make a point or something but if He is someone please get the point so it will stop raining! We don’t need more rain!! Lord, help us! Oklahoma is called – God’s Country!

There is a update from me in Oklahoma. One of my friends was gone on a road trip and she asked me “What have you been up to?” and I said, “Chasing tornadoes!”. Which is true. I feel like I’m a storm chaser. Lol.

Please keep Oklahoma in your prayers! We all are have a bad year right now. But we will continue to help each other and we will get through this In Jesus Name!! It’s all in God’s hands!

#PrayforOklahoma

Happy (late) Memorial Day!! NEVER forget the fallen! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

I can’t believe it

Guys!!!! Some of my dearest friends Graduated tonight!!😭😭 I remember when I went to school with these people and now they are adults… How did it happen that fast!?

😭😭 How is this possible?
Bekah!!😭😭 I’m so proud of you!
This girl has grown so much!! I’m so proud of her!😭

I don’t understand how they can already be graduating!? I remember when we went to school and I looked up to them. I told myself I wouldn’t cry during the graduation but I did anyways…😭 I couldn’t help it! It’s so unreal.

It’s hard to believe that will be me in 1 year!! (If you want to get technical… it would be 2 years..) I am now a Junior in High School!!!!!!!!!!😱😯😏😫 That’s going to be me REALLY SOON!! I don’t want to grow up!!

I am so proud of these young people and love each one of them dearly!! God is going to use them in big ways! I can’t wait to see what God does with them!