Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lindsey this is for you! :)

"I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. My past is redeemed, my present has a purpose, my future is secure. I no longe need property, position, promotions, or popularity. I don't have to be right, recognized, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, live by prayer, and labor by power. My goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, or negotiate at the table of the enemy. I won't give up, shut up, let up, until I have prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He tells me to stop. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing me -- my banner will be clear!"

-The Fellowship Of The Unashamed

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kicking off with a "C" for C-ENIORITIS

This post may be beneficial to you.
So today I took pictures of a lovely girl, who's kicking off my senior sessions, her name is Cassie. She is one of my sisters friends, although Cassie is not a senior, she is a great model, and someday she will definitely have senioritis. As with most seniors this spring, all that there is to look forward to each day is... 
early release 
college news
(comments from others on senior pictures)
don't deny it
Am I right? 

January 17th - January 31st I will be giving out FREE senior sessions to
build my website for business 
for anyone who asks, and that I can fit into my 
So if you would like to book a session, book it QUICK because I only have so much time for so many people. You can do that by sending me a message on facebook, or e-mailing me at 

-JoAnna Elizabeth

Verse of the Day:
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” 
Micah 6:8

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pure Excitement


This blog is titled pure excitement because I got my first professional camera today! (Its a Canon EOS 5D) And my favorite picture of the night just happens to be of my little sister wearing her purity ring, while I am obviously SO EXCITED that i can actually take a cool shot of her wearing it! AND it just happens to be my sisters 15th birthday today, so obviously... someone is a little excited about turning 15... who wouldn't be? I mean... Drivers Permit.. uhh duh? Who doesn't want to drive their mom to go get ice cream?

She definitely fits the 15 year old type.. 
a.) moody
b.) rocker chick
c.)can barely slow down for others comprehension when she's excited about something 
d.) AND i think God has implanted an extra ear piece that has been shown to grow on ones hand when they turn 15 to better communicate with the world... she definitely has that covered...

Thank you for stopping and looking at these pictures! My sister is such a fun, beautiful and talented girl, we are very different people, but we both have one thing in common, 
we are sisters. 
Happy Birthday Taylor! 

Verse of the Day:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Philippians 4:8

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Year of ONE

For the year with a lot of ones.... 
This ONE photographer makes 
my inner photographer turn inside out, she is amazing! 
Unfortunately I believe she is based out of South Africa...
So probably you or I won't ever get the opportunity to meet her.. but 
here she is..
Miss Andrea Carlyle

Verse of the Day:
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” 
Psalm 90:12

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"I fear nothing, for God will take care of me"

Okay, So kids are on the mind today, and this is a picture of me and my little friend Hope at the host home I stayed at. I LOVED getting to spend time with her... I would wake up in the morning to a "GOOD MORNING!" Followed by getting jumped on, and then cuddled on, and then being laughed at for how tired looking I was. :) Hope and I have something in common, we were both adopted... I can honestly say God has given us both a gift of  family, that I will never be able to repay him for, and I am working on praying for the little ones who don't have that same gift...

Here are a few struggling with this...

This picture was taken by a friend of mine, Josh, and it really made me think of how truly good it is to be thankful. For that matter, what it even means to be thankful, to not be wanting all the time, to truly have friends and family be stripped away by disaster. How God can fully restore and be the answer in a very hard time.

This next video of Pastor Vladimir, introduced by Franklin Graham really made me remember that I can't live without Jesus, and really tugged at my heart. It is worth your time.
It was definitely worth mine.

"I fear nothing, for God will take care of me."
-Pastor Vladimir

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sign of "I Love You"

Sign of "I love you"

This Dangle Open Picture frame was so easy to make.

4 Globs of Hot Glue
2 Slices of Yarn
1 Antique Frame
4 Fun Pictures

The story behind this frame comes from missing my mom at ACU, and going antique shopping with my cousin Ally in Waco at Laverty's (spelling)? For my mom's birthday, she wanted these four pictures that she could put up in her work-room at home. I took these pictures just to say that i loved her freshman year of college. In memory of when I was little, and my dad and I would get in the freezing car in -10 degree Anchorage Alaska to head to school. My beautiful mom would be standing directly in front of the frosted window, signing "i love you!" as we were backing into to the driveway. I would always sign back, and I will never forget picture of the smile and giggles she would put on my face as we signed each other every morning before school. Well I am glad to say that one, I don't live in the freezing negative 10 degree weather, two Happy Birthday Mom I love you! and Three! As for now No more backing out of the driveway for school!

{The whole "leaving the frame open" is so in right now, and it will look perfect with everything in her room. So for Christmas ya'll this is a nice gift to make a bold statement to anyone on your Christmas list for just under 12$!}


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Don't Cry, Goooood Joke!

This picture was taken in August of 2009,  Lindsey and I had the hardest time I think after this picture was shot, just a little over a year ago on move in day. I remember how excited everyone was to get settled and how it was so incredibly hard to leave mom and dad, but nonetheless Erica Save the Day Porter, helped us out, and pumped us up for being at ACU on First East. Probably why she is RA on First East now. =) LOVE YOU! AND if you are on Erica's hall and reading this, I would like to inform you, that you have the best RA ever. DONE! From left to right Callie, Laura, Lindsey, Erica, Me, and Kaily. I am going to miss you girls! Callie Ive been missing you for quite some time. This picture is making me cry as I write this because its so true that there is a time for everything. I have had my time at ACU and won't be coming back next semester. 
As the week goes on memories like this rush to my mind like it was yesterday. I have learned so much, grown so much, and made lifelong friends, and am so thankful God gave me the opportunity to be here.
I have memories that will ALWAYS make me laugh, and always remember why life is just so dang good. =) I am going to miss you girls! 

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the        
                                             Ecclesiastes 3:1