Saturday, July 21, 2012

all of the while, it was you.

hello to whomever is reading this. i hope you all are doing well. it feels like forever since i've wrote anything on here, even though it hasn't been too long. well, i had my birthday party last night. it was so much fun. i actually really enjoyed having most of my best friends all in one place. even though we all (for the most part) go to the same church, we don't mesh together as well as I thought we did. i was sad because someone I really wanted to go texted me last minute because he had something come up last minute. but, the rest of the party was decent. I had a good time. there were things that I wish had gone differently but things aren't always perfect. my birthday is on Monday. :) i'm excited for that. i always love birthdays. they make me happy. :) it's the one day of the year when everyone gets a day to celebrate them. i don't exactly know what i'm going to do, but i'm hopefully going to hang out with my friends. :D anyways, there's been this song that has really inspired me this week by Landon Pigg called Falling In Love at a Coffee Shop. it's a great song. it talks about when you first start to really fall for someone. ( the line that i'm absolutely in love with is this line: "i think that possibly, maybe i'm falling for you." i love that line. it's such a cute, yet powerful lyric. i've started liking someone that i hadn't even thought i would. it's great. anyways, i've really been into fashion as of late. i've been into matching things and different fashion trends. Kales is my fashionista. she knows how to match things and she knows what is cute and what isn't. we went through my entire wardrobe and she showed me what looks good together and what doesn't. i would say before the summer, my fashion sense was about a 7.5/10 but now i would say i'm a 9/10. :) so, that's good. i may post a few DIY (do-it-yourself) things that I did this week, but who knows. I start work back up this week, so that'll be a challenge. i'll write more soon. keep dreaming. :)

love, the girl behind the camera.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


hello all you bloggers. it's the girl behind the camera once again. hope you all have had a great day today. i hung out with my aunt Heidi today and that was really fun. she's not my literal aunt, but she may as well be. i've known her forever and she's always there for me. she's pretty much my second mom. the one thing that has been on my mind today has been distance. not only literal distance, but feeling distant from someone. I love the song distance by christina perri and jason mraz. it's amazing. it really relates to the situation I'm in currently. In the song, she talks about how she loves one of her best guy friends but she is too afraid to tell him because she's afraid of what he'll say about it. Thats exactly how it is for me right now. I guess distance can be a good and bad thing. Sometimes, you need distance because you need time on your own from the world and from a relationship. But, too much distance or too long of a distance can ruin and break a relationship. I guess that's something I don't exactly understand. But, I didn't create it. God did. Listen to this song. I hope you enjoy it. I'll write more soon.

- the girl behind the camera. :)


hello all you bloggers. hope that you've had a fantastic start to your weekend. well, in case you were wondering, I did have a pretty good day. I am on worship team this weekend at my church, and so I loved that. God really revealed a lot to me tonight. So, in , what all can I say about her. She's so amazing. I tonight's blog, that's what I'll be talking about. God really told me that He has put mentors in my life for a reason and that He thinks that the people I have are the right people, and that they will be there for a long time to come. There are 4 people in my life that I think of when I hear the word mentor: Thad, Leah, Susan, and Morgan. So, I'll tell you a little bit about them. :)

Thad - Thad is the coolest guy I have ever met, hands down. He is one of the most creative, sophisticated, smart people that I have ever met.  He's a runner and he started a running club at my church. He usually tweets or puts a status on Facebook about how his running went that day. He has such a heart for people and for serving others. I met him last year while I was interning and we just became friends instantly. As I've grown and matured, Thad has been there for me when I need to tell him something. He's there when I need a good laugh, but he's also there when I need to tell him something. He understands where I'm coming from, and he's always so encouraging. He's my dad, he's my older brother, and he's my friend all at once. :) 

Leah - Leah is the best person ever. She's my role model and I look up to her so much. She is the high school pastor at my church, and she is the best. She is one of the first people I met when I started going to my church and I am so glad I met her. She's been there for me through my happy days and through my sad days. She  has absolutely inspired me to be me and to trust that God will provide, even when it's hard to. She's helped become who I am, and I so grateful to have someone as amazing as her be in my life. I don't know what I would do without her. :)

Susan - Susan is such an encouraging person. She is the worship leader on the worship team I play on, and she's amazing. She is an amazing woman of God and she's such a huge role model in my life. She has such a caring spirit about her and she really inspires me and motivates me to continue to pursue God. She's the best person to go get ice cream with late at night when you need to talk about life with or when you just need some encouragement. Susan will always be there, ready to pray for you or just give you a hug. Susan has taught me so much about worship leading and I love her so much! :)

Morgan - Ahh, I love Morgan. She is such a confident, beautiful person. She is so amazing to be around and she really cares about her friends and family. I've learned so much from her about what beauty really is and what God truly sees me as. She's really inspired me and she's always been so encouraging to me. I have such a high respect for her and I love her to death. She has such a passion for God and for sharing His love with others and that is something I love about her. She's someone you can just be real with about anything and you know that she'll be there to help you out when you need her. 

Well, there you have it. Those are just brief descriptions about some of the most important people in my life. If any of you are reading this, I just want you all to know how much I love you all and that I am so glad that I have such amazing role models in my life. :) 

the song for tonight's post doesn't really correspond with the theme of mentors, but it's a really good song that we are doing this weekend at church. 

awakening - chris tomlin

well, that's all for me. i will talk to you all soon. :)

much love,
- the girl behind the camera. :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

sharing my faith.

so, i'm hoping you guys watch american idol or at least know who Colton Dixon is. he was on this season and he got eliminated 7th. he was the best guy there for many reasons, but you know what my favorite reason was? he was public about his love and relationship with Jesus. i absolutely adore him for that. if you don't watch the show, once a contestant gets eliminated, they sing their last song. Colton chose to sing everything by lifehouse as his final song. the song is played on mainstream radio, but is really a song about God. once Colton was about to start the song, he got on his knees. the song started and he just sang with his eyes closed, kneeling before God. once he got to the chorus, he stood up. the lyrics in the song are "you're all I want, you're all I need, you're everything, everything." but instead Colton changed it to, "God you're all I want, God you're all I need, you're everything, everything." at that moment, i just loved him even more. as i've thought about that tonight and how he got so much feedback for sharing his love for Jesus with the world, I realized that people shouldn't be deathly afraid of sharing the amazing love of God with others. I myself have struggled with sharing that love, especially at school. it's so scary and so tough, but you could be saving lives by doing it and that is what is important. not getting made fun of or judged. my song for this post is the studio version of Colton singing Everything. I hope you enjoy it as much as i have. :) it's absolutely amazing.

i love you all so much. thanks for reading my thoughts. talk to you all soon. :)

much love,
- the girl behind the camera.

hello world.

well, hi. how are you? i should probably introduce myself. hi. i'm the girl behind the camera. i am almost fifteen years old, i'm a hopeful romantic, Jesus is everything to me, i have the best family in the entire world, and my three loves are photography, music and fashion. i've decided to start this page so that way you can read something real with real emotion, not some fake made up story that someone makes up just to get popular. i'm not a very bold person. i'm more on the quiet side, unless i'm with one of my best friends. i have 5 best friends. they are the best 5 girls you'll ever meet.
(disclaimer: I'm using their nicknames just for security reasons.)

Kales - hehe, Kales is my fashionista. She is so much like me we're pretty much twins. Kales is always there for me when I need a good laugh, or when i'm crying my eyes out. she'll never let you down and she'll be there for you whenever you need her. I love her so much!

Kristi - oh, Kristi. Kristi is one of those people where you just can't be upset around them. She has this infectious energy and joy about her that I love. I can tell her anything and i love her to death and she's the best.

Mento - My Mento is the best person in the entire world. She's the best person ever. I've known her since kindergarten and we've been through it all together. She's so creative in art, music and photography. i love her so much and she's one of the most confident, beautiful young women ever. 

Rica - Rica is so beautiful. Beauty is the first thing that comes to my mind when I see Rica. She's not only physically beautiful, but she's internally beautiful. She has such a sweet personality and she deeply cares about others. She's always there, no matter what is going on in my life. I love her :)
Kristah - Kristah is my athlete frand. She does every sport (that her school/town will allow of course) imaginable. Softball, volleyball, basketball. Goodness. She's always doing something. She is a fantastic friend. I can just be myself around Kristah and we always have a great time together. :)

since I love music so much, i'm going to post a link to a song every time i post. music is my a huge part of my life. it's my passion. i hope you enjoy reading this. i'm hoping to post as frequent as I can. i hope you enjoy this journey. 

lots of love, 

- the girl behind the camera. :)

love will take you - angus & julia stone
if i could marry a song, i would marry this one because it's so beautiful and simple.
i love this duo so you'll be hearing a lot about them. :)