{GUYS HELP I'M DRIVING LIKE WHAT EVEN} || baking 360 cookies + drivers ed coming up

Sunday, September 24, 2017

GUYS LOOK. THE SARAH IS DRIVING LIKE WHAAAAAA -- remember in my last post when I said some new/exciting/scary thing was happening?? basically --

^^ when I told my friend she sent me this and like wow isn't just she so kind

I've done a bit of getting-the-feel driving in parking lots and dirt roads. my grandpa took me in his truck today and I hopped in the front and he goes "okay now back up" and i'm like:
 -- but I did it and it wasn't too bad and he said I did good, so xD

so lots of random things have been happening lately and GOSH IT'S BEEN SO BUSY -- this Saturday I actually had some time and it was weird and I actually felt bored?? #soweird

  • I went to another nerf event the other day (Julia isn't allowed anymore 'cuz she GREW UP *gasps* + and it's weird to see her working there?? XD).
  • my friends and I volunteered for the event and then made a blockade in the kids area to protect ourselves from flying nerf
  • #itwasepicness
  • it's supposed to be fall but it's like 91 degrees
  • ????????
  • ??????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • but I love summer so I'M NOT COMPLAINING
  • school takes forever but I love my science and did you know that the record coldest weather is  -129 degrees??? THATS LIKE, SO COLD
  • drivers ed starts in a little over a week
^^ basically me dealing with it all
  • (aka please refrain and don't tell me all your scary driving/drivers ed stories -- like, just tell me the good stuff...OR LIE OR SOMETHING xPP) 
  • I haven't written in F O R E V E RRRRR
  • Ju and I have baked arrouunnddd 360 cookies this month for work - not even joking
basically if you guys could pray that drivers ed will go good for me?? I'm feeling moreish confident about it but there are three weeks of class and tests and parallel parking to learn and basically it's like you pick this human or are given someone (and pray they are a cautious being) AND THEN YOU WATCH THEM DRIVE and 6 drive times with the teacher, including highway -- and --
basically, PRAY I SURVIVE OKAY *clears throat* as julia says "IT'LL BE OKAAAYYYY" lolol but yes, SIGNING OFF -- I'm going off to swim in our pool while this hot weather lasts SEE YA 

have you done drivers ed?? if so, give me your 3 top driving tips!!
what's up with you?? CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S FALL? like, WUT

P R A Y E R -- why does it have to be so complex?? {IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE}

Sunday, September 17, 2017

p r a y e r 

so is it this thing where someone asks for prayers for something and you go "aww, totally praying for you!!" ... and then maybe...you don't really? bc I mean, we all know that saying and doing are two completely different things and does saying you'll pray really count as prayer??...

prayer is real. so utterly real. prayers are talking to God. we can legit TALK to the One who created us!!!!! LEGIT GUYS -- before Jesus came, people couldn't talk to Him the way we can now. When He died on that cross for us, that veil of separating split!!

so...why do we treat it as if its nothing special?

then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me and I will listen to you - jeremiah 29:12

praying isn't rocket science. it can be, if you make it that way, but, honestly, it isn't. it's just talking with God. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. we talk with people all the time, why should it be so different??

when you pray, you don't always have to be jabbering on trying to fill "silence" or not be "boring" to God bc sometimes...silence is better.

and when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words - matthew 6:7

L I S T E N I N G -

JUST LISTEN GUYS!! Listen to God --

I'll admit, prayers have always been hard for me. I've often been frustrated with myself -- like, how do you even begin to talk to the One who created you?? like, HE ALREADY KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT ME so what do you even SAY??

but guys, it's pretty simple. there ARENT rules. like I said, it's just talking. talking with God like you would a with a friend 'cuz...He is our best friend!

so my prayers have been turning into "talks" more and just plain sporadicness. I tell Him about my day, the good and bad, even though I'm sure He already knows all about it, I tell Him about stuff I'm worried about -
stuff like that. but...I can /feel/ the realness more -- I find myself sporadically talking with Him throughout the day and just...thanking Him for random things. maybe prayers and talking are the same thing, or maybe they aren't - idk, but it feels more real for me when I just talk

He's here guys, with us at all times -- Just talk with Him. I mean, He's a great listener for a stressed human like me and will even take it all away if you ask Him to (even countless times after I keep taking it back again :P)
take a few minutes and just REFOCUS. Talk with Jesus. Tell Him what's up in your life. He's there listening, trust me.

basically, I wrote this post because it's something I've really been feeling lately. time is SHORT people. SO very short -- and I feel like I've just been so busy lately, and I'm just trying to make sure I don't let busyness overtake Jesus and everything else that's really important in my life bc honestly, it's not worth the trade

p.s. TOTALLY OFF TOPIC HERE - but did you know they are making a new version of the Magic School bus and putting it on netflix on the 22nd LIKE WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE

 as I said, life has been so busy and a new thing may be added to it thats excited/scary so I'm trying not to take the stress back again so if you guys 
could just pray for me that'd be so awesome <33
so what can I pray for you for?? something specific, or generic?

24 VACATION PICS (aka a phoottoodummpp) || {BAKING 15 DOZEN COOKIES + LIFE UPDATE}

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

(in no order whatsoever. BUT OMW VACATION WAS THE BEST and just look at that amazing water JUST LOOK it was the best vacation ever not even joking xD)

basically my life feels like I have 1028102938101 tabs open (I mean, so does my laptop but shhh). 

W H A T S   U P   I N   L I F E -

. Ju and I baked 180 cookies (aka 15 dozen) for the shares at work today + worked a normal day, too. CALL US INSANE AND WE PROBABLY WON'T DISAGREE. we made snickerdoodles - Julia did the mixing and scooping and I did the rolling and dipping in cinnamon sugar and packing. it was fun but now I'm super tired #needsleep
. completely redoing my closet and figured out storage. SO HAPPY WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT and then bought new bedding + a soft blanket and spending too much money send help

. while cleaning said closet I found basically a ton of embarassing old drawings and writings and basically I found out I used a lot of paper as a kid? #sorrymomanddad #andtrees #cuztheygivetheirlives #silentlywondershowmanytreesihavemurdered

. made a cake for our boss's wife (adopted grandma XD) 'cuz it was her birthday and everyone needs cake

. school starts next week *internal screaming*
. *am alpha reading Julia's book* honestly I am reading so slowly and there is no way I will reach 100 books this year. arg *folds arms and gets annoyed with myself for .5 seconds then goes on with things CUZ LYFE*

. saw my town was doing a 5k run for labor day and thought LOL NOPE

. spent more money and bought a planner to try and organize my life :P

. harvested 1809209101238123801291 potatoes for work and also onions (which the potatoes are actually super cool bc you are like kneeling on the ground and digging through the dirt and these things come out of the earth?? God's design is SO. AWESOME.)

. sometimes I just look at the time like this:
. we started on our items for the fall event we are doing and bought new knitting needles and somehow lost them somewhere between the store and home?? #storyofmylife (still looking for those btw xP)

. I FINALLY got around to editing these pics from our vacation (these are my phone ones, and then I still have camera ones to come SO PREPARE THY SELVES. ha. ha.)

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I hope you enjoyed the pics and plz excuse my random life update XD life has been so busy but so awesome and I'm loving it (although I wouldn't mind a little more sleep in my schedule XD)

how are you all doing?? what's one insane thing you did this week?
how many books have you read so far this year??
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