New videos!!! || + lots of {blurry} pics

I've finally uploaded some new videos, yay!! It's been a bizarre week, lots of snuggles and bathes and more snuggles. So many moments that I want to hold onto forever. <33

Since Ashley has had the camera, I only have Mom's old phone for pictures, so a lot of them turn out blurry. :|  I need to work on my photography, as soon as Ash brings back the camera! :| Sophy has been inspiring me like crazy and I don't have anything to take pictures with!!! :(( Keep it up tho Sophy! <333

So hopefully I'll have my first mini vlog up soon!! (And sorry about micah's nose in the second video :| That was a kinda old video you'll notice ) And the third video was right when Micah woke up! ^_^ HE IS ADORABLE amiright??
And I know, I'm really awkward...I'm a lot less awkward in real life, I think.


Project love Discussion || Making life meaningful + REACH OUT.

Heyaa! It's been a little while since I've done something about Project Love. So today I'm trying to put together something..and we can discuss anything about love that ya want to!

A few ways to love a little more 💙💙

  • Do something a little out of the norm..make EFFORT. {blessing bags (ask me;)) gifts to give, baked goods}
  • Be a friend, a role model to a girl (or person) younger then you. It's easy to encourage people, but try to show them they're important and you really care about them. With younger people it's harder for me, cause y know, they don't know the stuff I know, or have common interests...BUT, they're still just as important as your best friend. ;)
  • I've been discovering social media is amazing for reaching out to people. I love going back and forth with people on prayer requests. If you do have an email or Pinterest account, start trying to reach out to more people. Go out of your comfort zone and message someone that you don't exactly know. Just..don't make yourself sound like a freak or ask to many questions! :|
People that I've noticed be a super love-human\\
>Tiffany-a wonderful woman from our church telling me she kept thinking about me, while I am taking care of all of the children. She gave me her # for if I needed dinner ideas. She's amazing <3 <3
>Hannah Hobbs-This girl has been so sweet and making me feel so important. Idk, just the way she shares little and big things about her life, or just emails me out of the blue. Even tho we're 10 years apart she still, ya know, tells me about stuff, and IDK SHE'S JUST SWEET K? (I love ya girl! 💙)
>And every other person who's names aren't coming to my mind...:p

A few ways I've showed love\\
>I made a Pinterest board for my friend who's Mom has cancer. The board is to give Amy and her Mom a little boost of faith and remember that me and Dev are here for them..if you could please pray for her, her name is Laura. <3
>Talking to a boy (his eye was  messed up so the children were staring and not very many people were talking to him), we talked about the piano and he got a big smile on his face and looked happier after we talked. He was so nice with such a sweet personality. 
>I'm working on my relationship with my siblings. gotta love 'em! XDD

MAKE REACHING OUT A HABIT\\ {thro God's grace I've come to make a habit of this and it is such a blessing}
love MORE\\ 

Tips...anything ya wanna discuss...ways you've showed love???

Let's all strive to be SUPER LOVE-HUMANS!!! 💛💛

iowa...*heart eyes* 


~things to be thankful for

Going on a walk as a family down the dirt road 

Being able to live in the country <3 #countrylove

A new skirt me bestie gave me 

Being able to see my Uncle while we were in Nebraska! (POST COMING SOON!)

ice cream. 'nuf said. 😊 #it'smyhappyplace

I'm really really thankful for this-otherwise just Ashley, and her wonderful creativity <3 <3
This beautiful thing XDD

This little man-because my life wouldn't be the same without him <3


Walks with micah and him falling asleep sweetly in the stroller 

WE GOT A PET SNAKE || Of pythons and chickens and kittens

4 ft long Spider Python...xD 

Pippin's face- LOVE IT. 

YEP. we got  a python!!!!!!!!!! His name is Twister and he's so cute! We've fed him thrice, and it's always so fun!! We think he may have a mental disorder cause he's kinda a dorky snake, but he's still cute.  We held him last night and he was just fine! (He's a constrictor so he can't really hurt you ;))
and our new kitten might be messed up too...HE'S WEIRD. anyways...
and we also got 22 new chickens which are such a blessing!!! (and only one of them is messed up..lol)

Have you ever held a snake?
Do you like snakes???


dreams unending

Ah, so sweet and pure. I dream  of the making of rainbows and where stars go.
 I dream of how seashells find their way,
I dream of the making of the day. I dream of the dragon's heads that I always
see when I look upon an orchid. I dream beneath a misty window then peer
out into the dusty rain. I dream of finding romance, and of those stories which I read
and which I watch. I dream of gentle breezes and of ink in typewriters, and
when color bursts into existence in the deep blue sky. I dream when the sun
isn't at it's peak, so I dream the sun has a goal to which it needs to meet. Because humans
are not the only ones who have purpose, for I dream of that too.
I dream of stardust and what it might do if I sprinkle it onto your brunette head, and if
butterflies ever wonder -- like I do -- if the flowers are placed there especially for them. I dream
of the vain hummingbird and how we are alike. I dream of being something more,
I dream of living in an adventure that I can retell my grandchildren,
and not be the uninteresting, dull little girl who did nothing in her life. Who barely made
anyone smile because she tried so hard to. I dream of soaring
into the clouds, bottling some of it in a little jar, then bringing it back down
and keeping it close to my heart forever. For clouds are high in the sky,
and I will never be up there with them...so the bottled clouds will be a little bit of dreaming.

-all credit goes to my amazing friend, Amelia. she's crazy wonderful  yo! 


A mini mission trip [training] + PHOTO DUMP ALERT.


Wow like where do I even start???

June 23-30 was probably one of the best weeks of my life. I learned so much, and made so many new friends. I became an 'Auntie' to 5 precious little children. 
On 6.23.17 I went to AR to stay with a family we had met the previous month. I stayed with a family we are really good friends with, and every morning I went over to the Z's house to help out. I cleaned and cooked and took care of some of the children for the mom to get a nap.  (she said that changed her life, lol!!) These people were so much fun, and the best memories ever were made!! 
It was my 'training' for going to Africa. My first 'mission' trip. I missed my family so much, but now that I'm back I miss them SO. MUCH!!!! *cries* We really need to visit them! *sniffs*

I've decided not to put all these pictures in exact order. I'm gonna do more in other posts, cause there are around 200 I think. I'm planning on getting all of them printed out and put into an album, to forever keep. ugh i miss them so much!!!!

The very first day we went to a turtle race...I never thought I would be so excited about turtles!!?! #onlyinMO/AR 


David's big brown eyes steal my heart! He's the cutest little man everr! I love him so much, and told Maria to make sure he grows up calling me 'Auntie Paige' <3333 (I also made that hat for him jsyk)
I love this little 'Science Kid'!!! (otherwise known as Hosanna xD)

anddd this is Michael..the mischievous little boy! He's a real sweetie tho and always calls me his Sweet Heartie <333

My first Mocha Frappe. omw we joked forever about this thing!!!

Me and Zipporah, the oldest. 

Scarlet..such a cutie!!!

...we joked forevs about these too....

I also had asparagus for the first time..IT WAS SOOOO GOODDD! (this was when I made dinner, it was fried fish with  veggies! :3

We went swimming at Bull shoals. It was flooded o it was like a water park!! With the slide and swings which were so much fun!!

this crazy dude is known as Pappa Pepper to all the internet folks...HE IS SUCH A GOOF. 

Luci came over while I baked dessert and heated up lasagna. She's a lot of fun!! (and btw Betsy if you're reading this ya need to give me your email lol!)

Hannah came over with her adorabs  children and we got to catch up. She is so sweet!!!

This was the very last picture I took..driving down the dusty long driveway from New Life. My emotions were pretty mixed up, terribly sad that I had to leave, but so happy to be going home.

-Memories made with the Z's-

>Catching turtles and snakes in swamps
>Mocha Frappes and the worlds best gummy worms 
>Shopping for food and ending up getting at least 17 headbands..
>David staring at me with his huge brown eyes
>[New Life] talking with everyone there...I miss them!!
>Hosanna grabbing me in a big bear hug every night before I left 
>Scarlet and Zipporah helping me with dinner
>Swinging with the girls
>Michael giving me hugs
>All of them showing me their animals {woodchucks, baby ducklings, turtles and rabbits}
>Seeing a little chick that hatched (sadly it didn't make it)
>Snorkeling and swimming under the slides and swinging above the water then jumping into it XDD
>Crocheting with Zipporah 
>Joking around with Pappa Pepper about the fried fish I made...
>[New Life] Holding all the babies! Isaiah, Abbi, and David..I'm convinced that babies love me!! xp
>Baking brownie cookie things with the girls and exploding the brownie mix EVERYWHERE. It covered my outfit and half the kitchen! :O
>Telling [Mr. K] that I'd been craving Chinese food for 3 months and then eating THE BEST CHINESE FOOD!
>Speaking Spanish and French with Oscar
>Mom calling me and saying that it was like a huge iceberg was missing from our family while I was gone <333
>Eating ice cream and cookies before I left :) = :( 

And Pappa Pepper- when you read this tell all those crazy cuties running around your house that I miss them immensely and YOU NEED TO COME VISIT US!!! I miss y'all!!!