News Flash!

February 2, 2010

My Blog is moving to a new address! You will now be able to find me at jibenow.com/hopeesther

I have come to the conclusion that i have way to many blogs to upkeep so I am moving all of them to JibeNow. What is Jibenow?  It’s an awesome, new place to host your blog with the tools of WordPress the functions of Twitter and Facebook, and the community of Homeschool Blogger! Yes, it was made with home-schoolers in mind although you don’t necessarily have to be a home-schooler to use it. You can check out JibeNow for yourself: www.jibenow.com

I hope you can join me there and start your own blog soon!

Have a very Happy Groundhog day!


A picture is worth a thousand words…

January 25, 2010

…I hope this is true…Cause I don’t have time to say that many words. I will sum it up in just like four…The. Tournament. Was. Awesome. There, now to explain it I will use pictures, unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the awards ceremony due to the lack of camera battery-ness.

Ben was pumped.

Mike and I were pretty excited too.

I was enjoying some reading on the way.

The Guys after their first round

We were getting tired after round 3...

James at Spangles. No. Comment.

The Guys at Spangles

Attempting to act candid

Mike's awesome flow.

All in all we all learned alot and I had fun trying to capture it. At least the first two days anyway. More to Come.

It’s time to go…

January 20, 2010

Hey Everyone!

We are leaving in T-Minus 2 hours. I am nervous but calm. Last night, I don’t think my sleep got past just shutting my eyes. I am hoping I will get some sleep tonight. (hah! yeah. right.) I can dream can’t I? Anyway, the bags are by the door, but we still have a lot to do yet. If you have a spare minute remember to pray for us. Prelim’s start tomorrow at 8. There are four prelim rounds on Thursday and 2 prelim rounds on Friday. I should be really fun. 🙂 I am excited to see what God does at this tournament. One of the most wonderful things about tournaments is that I am always shown God’s power in different ways. So yeah, I am pretty excited. I should be able to post again with updates every night, but I don’t think the chances of that happening are very great. Anyway, I shall return to you all on Thursday, maybe even with some pictures. Don’t forget to pray for us!




My New Favorite

January 16, 2010

Hey Everyone, today finds me working on debate and freaking out about debate, but while I work on debate I listen to music, so here is my new favorite song. 🙂

I don’t post songs very often, but this one is worth it. 🙂 Hope you find the time to listen to it!



Goodbye 2009 and Hello, 2010.

January 1, 2010

Hey everyone!

This being New Years  and everything I thought it would be best to talk about resolutions we all are setting for ourselves this year.  Comment and share one of your New Years Resolutions!

I will start. One of my resolutions is to get a job. =)

Have fun!


God did something and He didn’t ask my permission either…

December 30, 2009

How many times have you been hit with the amazing fact that…God did something and He didn’t ask your permission. Today it hit me like a  lead balloon.

I was sitting in my room on the floor with a laptop in my lap for about two hours. When the sudden urge to get up and see what was going on, struck me. So I got up and walked into the main living area; everything seemed normal my mom was on the couch and I sat down beside her and held a small conversation. When my mom made me go look out the window…so I got to my feet and looked out the window only to see a fresh blanket of snow on the ground with more falling! I was shocked and kept blinking to make sure this was really happening. Sudden flashbacks of me as a child looking out the window of our old Kentucky home and seeing a similar scene struck me. I found myself begging for explanation of this weird yet joyful sight. You see, normally I know of these things way ahead of time, I usually check the weather frequently and look out the window as if a child was waiting for a kettle to boil. But this time, God did something without letting me know, or asking my permission and I find its much easier to glorify God when He does something that surprises you. Other then waiting for the snow to fall then when it falls all you can think about is how you waited for ever and ever for it to come…”It’s about time.” Are words that frequently escape my mouth and heart. But when God surprises you, it was all about Him…not me. So moral of the story: Don’t expect things to happen, let God surprise you.

Have a Happy New Years, Everyone! ❤


Enter…Fred and Belle

December 27, 2009

How did I get these really small fishes? My friend Caitlin gave them to me as a Christmas gift…and I love them muchly.

Since my Sister’s recent move to college my room seems rather lonely and nothing could possibly make it feel like she was there but, I am sure Fred and Belle will help keep me company…


So here marks the wonderful adventures of Hope, Fred and Belle.