Tuesday, July 26, 2011

North Carolina or Bust

Let me start out by saying sorry,  most of the pictures are blurry because they were taken on my phone . . . yep, we went on a long over due family vacation and NO ONE brought a real camera! :(

We hit the road Sunday afternoon at about 2pm for North Carolina!

We arrived at Grandma Julia's house at 2pm on Monday (exactly 24hrs later)

Monday night mom, Anna and I went over to my Aunt Lynnie's shop. She does permanent makeup (you can check her out on Facebook). Mom had her eyeliner done years ago and needed a touch up, Anna chickened out and I got my eyeliner tattooed on! In the picture below my eye is still pretty swollen and sore.

Tuesday night Grandma Julia had a family get together were we got to see some of our family we had not seen in YEARS!! Aunt Deborah fell in Love with Levi.

Nathan found a candy shop with the World's Largest Gummy Bear so he had to get a picture with it! 
It was 5lbs! :)

Thursday we drove another to 2hrs to Carolina Beach! It was Levi's first time and he LOVED it!

 Levi and Uncle Chris with his sand castle!

Friday night we had another family get together but this time it was with my mom's side of the family.

Saturday we started for home! This is just 1 of the many things we did to keep Levi entertained for the trip :)

We stopped in Gatlinburg, TN Saturday afternoon. 
We went to the Ripley's Aquarium and a Mirror Maze that night!

Sunday morning we got up and went to the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum - Very Cool!

This was made of over 6,600 feet of Gum Wrappers and took 18 years to make!
After grabbing some lunch we jumped in the car for the LONG ride home.
We had a Great trip but I am also very happy to be home!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I Did It!

I have officially gone two weeks without make up!
During that time I focused on inner beauty and that we are all God's beautiful creation. :) 
I am VERY proud of the girls the did this with me!
*Ephesians 2:10 - "We are His masterpiece..."

*Psalm 139:14 - "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

*1 Samuel 16:7 - "... For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart."

*Proverbs 31:30 - "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised."

*1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
*1 Timothy 4:8 - "Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and the next."

*Ecclesiastes 3:11 - "He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end."