"Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blogging Award Tag Post

First off, I'd like to thank Caitlin at Daughter of Destiny for nominating me in the Blogging Award Tag.  To participate, I have to share 11 facts about myself and answer some questions she has asked me.  As for the 11 facts about me, you can check them out on my "About Me" page here.  So, here are the questions:

questions for the nominees:
1. What's your full name?

     * Brianna Faith...sorry, I'm not going to share my last name

2. Favorite color?

    * Aqua blue, or purple

3. What color do you wear most often?

    * Umm..this kinda depends on the season, but I'd have to say probably black of some other dark color for winter.

4. If you won $10,000, what would you do with it?

    * Wow...umm I'd use some of it and go to India on a missions trip, and probably the other part to return to South Africa.

5. How big is your family?

    * There are four of us total including my mom and dad.  I have one sister.

6. What's your favorite animal? Why?

   * Horses are proably my favorite animal, and I really don't know why.  Maybe its their majestic look or the pleasure they give me when I ride.  But I also love and adore those little owls with the fluffy eyes.  Barn owls maybe...?

7. What's your favorite season? Why?

    * Between Spring and Fall.  Spring for all the beautiful flowers and Fall for the crisp cool weather and the changing leaves.

8. Name me 5 of your favorite movies?

   * This is a hard one...I don't watch movies a whole lot.  I like the Lord Of the Rings series, Narnia, Love Comes Softly, Annie get Your Gun, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

9. Favorite Sport?

   * Tennis and ultimate Frisbee

10. Would you rather go camping or spend the night in an RV?

     * Go camping!!!  I've never gone camping, but I really want to ;)

I think that's all I was supposed to do, but now I need to nominate 11 bloggers...I don't even know eleven bloggers, so I'm going to nominate 2 intead:

Brianna at http://bourne-to-follow-christ.blogspot.com/
Bekah at  http://hisprincessbekah.blogspot.com/

So here's the rules for you guys:

1. Share 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the questions set by your Nomination Blogger- Nominate 11 bloggers. (I only did 2)
2. Set questions for the nominated bloggers.

Here's my questions for you:

1. What's your middle name?
2. How old were you when you were saved?
3. What's your favorite song?
4. Do you play an instrument?
5. What grade are you in?
6. Mountains or beach for vacation?
7. What's your favorite animal?
8. How many siblings do you have?
9. What are some of your favortie pastimes or hobbies?
10. Have you ever been overseas?  If so, what country?
11. What is your favorite Bible verse?

Okay, i think I did that right ;)  Have fun answering these, girls, and be sure to drop a comment on my page to let me know when you post these ;)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Catch-Up (Again)

Okay, so I decided I needed to do another catch-up post.  I have too many things that I want to post about, so I'll just put them all into one post (to save time) ;)

So first, the ice storm!  I know this is rather old, but I got some awesome pictures that i want to share.

 The poor trees looked like they were holding the world on their branches ;)

 I loved how everything was surrounded by ice, yet you could still see through it!
We didn't have too many disasters, but this was one of them (below)

Ahhh!  They're so gorgeous!  Okay, now I'm done my icy pictures ;)

On to the Valentine's Banquet that my church does every year:
This year we did a French theme, which was kinda ironic since there are three French exchange students at our church right now...it was very amusing to watch their facial expressions when we attempted pronouncing the French menus ;)  I'll bet they were laughing inside ;P

In the kitchen...

 Enjoying the meal... my apologies for the bad quality picture, but I figured at a romantic valentine dinner no one would like to be blinded by a flash.
 Mmm!  Yummy food!

 Our mimes ;)
 My friend Tate with his mustache.  A good many of the guys drew them on for the fun of it ;)

 A few of the couples competed in a game called "Starving Street Artists" in which the worst artist of the wo of them had 2min to draw a picture of their spouse.  It was quite amusing...;D  Above is our losers and below, the winners ;)
All in all it was a great night, but I still think I liked last year's 50's Sock Hop theme the best.

And the finale of my catch-up post:  A shopping day with my bestie!
Since I finally have my liscense my bf and I decided to make it a day at the mall.  We had so much fun shopping and dopping around in stores where we didn't buy anything...just tried on ugly clothing or things we weren't allowed to buy.  I believe I have satistfied forever my desire to try on a mini skirt.  I look horrible!
Anyway, here's a few pictures from our day out ;)

 "Trying out" the couches at Sears while eating gummy hearts ;)
 Okay, I did buy this.  I had to!  Its an OWL!!!!
It always amuses me that you can see yourself in the celiling of Boscov's, so we decided to get a picture ;) 
Love you, Bestie!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

What A Friend

You can see the latest performance of Twang and the Gang on youtube here! ;)

Valentine's Day Sledding ;)

Since I wasn't able to work at market today, and neither was my cousin, we decided to go sledding in the field next to my house.  Here are a few pictures and videos I thought you all may enjoy ;)

Yes, that's me wiping out ;)

I love how we all pop off our sleds then there's a puff of snow as we skid to a stop! ;)

Baby proofed twigs ;)  
(from Ice Age, in case anyone's thinking I'm really weird right now )

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentines Day Abroad

Time to brush up on your multiculturalism. In the USA, people celebrate Valentine's Day with roses, chocolates and romantic gestures. In other countries, though, Valentine’s Day involves way more commitment (and less commercialism).
  • France. Valentine’s Day originated in France during the middle ages. When birds began to mate halfway through the second month of the year, lovers considered this a sign and began exchanging love letters, beginning the cherished holiday.
  • Japan. On February 14th, women buy Hom-mei, a chocolate strictly for boyfriends and husbands. Women have to wait the whole month to receive their gift, which is usually white chocolate.
  • United Kingdom. Along with exchanging cards, chocolates and flowers, Brits write sonnets and verses to each other. Children also join in the fun by spending the day singing songs.
  • Canada. On Valentine’s Day, balls and parties are organized and thrown all over the country.
  • South Africa. Week long celebrations and parties take place in South Africa. Young girls celebrate the day by celebrating a tradition called “Lupercalia.” This tradition requires girls to pin the name of their lover on their sleeve.
  • India. Celebrating Valentine’s Day is a recent tradition here. Festivals are week-long and the day is hyped by television, newspapers and more.
  • Italy. Couples exchange flowers and chocolate along with more extravagant gifts such as perfume and diamonds.
  • Scotland. Imagine celebrating a romantic day with a complete stranger. A popular tradition in Scottish culture is “The Search of the Valentine Date.” The first man or woman a person sees on the street becomes his or her Valentine.
  • China. Chinese Valentine’s Day is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month on the Chinese calendar. Couples visit a temple called "Temple of Matchmaker" and pray for happiness and future marriage. Single people also visit to pray for luck in finding love.

Hope you all find this as interesting as I did! ;)  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Just For Fun!

Hey guys!
Here's a riddle for you all.  See if you can figure it out WITHOUT LOOKING IT UP and drop a comment below to give me your answer ;)  I'll post the answer in a few days.

                         "What is that which will be yesterday, and was tomorrow?"

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Only Name Tour

So, I'm going out on a date (with my favorite guy ever ;) to a concert in March to see the Only Name Tour.  Its Big Daddy Weave, Tim Timmons, and Group 1 Crew.  So I decided to post one of my favorite songs from each of these artists.  Enjoy!

Tim Timmons:

Big Daddy Weave:

Group 1 Crew: