Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Finding My Own Little Peace Corner....

A few days ago I was restless.  I wanted a good book to read but I felt like I'd read all the good ones on the shelf.  I picked up a book and read the first few chapters before setting it down again.  "Not right for today."  I thought.   I scanned our shelves and found one that caught my eye.  Summer of the Midnight Sun.   "Hmmmmm,  I think I'll read a little bit of this one.  I layed on my nice, big, comfy bed and started to read.   Soon I was engrossed in this book about  a woman named Leah, her brother Jacob, her true love Jayce, and their trials and joys in the Alaskan wilderness.  But as usual someone came to disturb my peace.  I had to set down my book and left it open on my bed until I came back.  When I picked it back up I walked down my stairs and out the door.  I made a beeline for a chair on my back porch.  I settled in and began to read.  A half-an-hour passed.  And another, and another, with nothing but the soft melodious sound of the wind chimes and an occasional car reaching my ears.  I was fascinated by my new-found friends.  Soon I realized I only had about three pages left.  A loud peal of thunder broke the silence of my "peace corner" and I hurried inside thinking that it wasn't smart to read on a medal porch in a storm.  I sat back down inside and read the last paragraph of my book.
"Your were faithful yesterday...and today, Lord."  She raised her arms to the ceiling in an act of praise. "I know you will be faithful tomorrow and the next day... and forever."

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When you live in a city it's really hard to find a peaceful time outside.  The train goes by, kids start yelling, parents decide to mow the lawn or talk on the phone.  I'm glad that I could get in a few hours of nice peace and quiet with a book.  Especially this book.  I was so drawn into this book that I could NOT put it down until I finished it.  There are two others after this and all three are the same.  I can't bear to put them down.   Hope you enjoyed reading about finding my peace corner.











Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lavender Festival, Weird Faces, and Ants...

These are just a few of the pictures from our trip to Pennsylvania!  We stayed at my Uncle Mike's house and got to see Toy Story 3, go to the Lavender Festival, and went to Church with my awesome Aunt Pat.

The goofball brother and sisters!  
Left to Right: Uncle Mike, Mom, Aunt Pat


Mom (I don't know what she's doing!)  Singing or making a "Aha, I know what to do" face.  The later is more accurate probably.


Mom and Dad playing Cornhole.  I'm going to assume that Mom's bean bag went a bit off course from looking at both of their faces! LOL


This picture has an interesting story...or let's just say an antsy story.  Dad wanted to take a picture of me so I got into a pose.  We took the picture then dad told me to go down a little bit farther.  Big mistake!  We take the picture and I look down and see my legs covered in ANTS!  Yes, my dad is an awesome at posing people in ant holes! LOL  <3 you dad!







Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Win a Epiphanie Bag!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Waking up to the sunrise...

I woke up early today to get pictures of the sunrise.  Sadly it was almost over when I woke up but I still love the pictures!  I hope I wake up before it starts tomorrow and get some more pictures!
P.S.  All pictures were taken with my moms Canon Rebel!  I <3 her camera!













Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Priceless Photoshoot...












Priceless Pics...










Monday, June 14, 2010

The perfect toast (according to Ross the Boss)

Step One:  Toast your toast to perfection
Step Two:  Grab the sugar
Step Three:  Pour the sugar on your toast until you can barely see the toast anymore.


Step Four:  Grab the cinnamon.
Step Five:  Pour it all over the sugar.


Step six: Pose with your creation.
Step Seven: EAT IT!

Hope you enjoy this Ross the Boss tutorial on how to create the perfect toast!
Written and Photographed by Tessa Brooke.
LOL Just acting funny! Hope you like it!  Hey maybe someone with try to make Ross' Perfect Toast!





I Heart Babies!



This week at I Heart Faces we are celebrating babies!  Perfect timing since I just saw my friend's baby cousins on Saturday!  I love this picture!  Stewart's big blue eyes and his cute pose!
I edited this picture by adding some boost to the eyes and then I used cross process! I <3 this pic!
P.S. I only used Picnik.
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To see more amazing entries head on over to I Heart Faces and look at some cute babies!








Saturday, June 12, 2010

ADORABLE!

Today I was at my friend Hannah's house and her cousins were there for her brother's graduation.  They made ADORABLE pictures!  Aren't they just cute?  :)
From left to right:  Kenzie, Anna, Aidan.

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Little Stewart!  He has the most beautiful blue eyes!  So does his brother Silas but he was asleep until we were just about to leave.

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I am SO sad that this one ended up blurry cause it is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!  It makes me so sad when that happens! 


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Looking to see if they paused her movie Cars!  Cutio!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rainy Day, Funny Faces, VBS....

It's been extremely rainy here in Tennessee.  Not a good time to rain since it's VBS week.  But we're having fun!  So here are a few "rainy day" pictures.  :)  AND DO NOT FORGET TO LOOK AT THE VERY LAST PICTURE...SPECIAL MESSAGE TO ALL MY AMAZING FOLLOWERS!






Megan, Hope, and I at VBS!


Izzy!




Me seeing a vision after Splash Country! LOL Just kidding! All I saw was the sky and the car. 
I think....LOL


I love ALL of my wonderful followers!  Thanks for commenting (I <3 comments) and for putting up with my ridiculous whims and musings.  Thank you for your compliments and help.  Since I started back up on blogging I've "met" some amazing bloggers that I feel like I've known for all my life after a couple of emails!  I hope to meet some of you someday.  But most of all thanks for praising God with me and all the other Christian bloggers out there!  I love you all!






Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Heart Faces Play week!


I love this picture of my lego playing nephews!
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To see more awesome entries visit I Heart Faces.







Sunday, June 6, 2010

Take me out to the ball game...

Izzy and I sporting our Smoky's hats! 

We were rooting for the Smokies! (white team)







RUN! RUN FOR HOME!





Sorry blue guy....but he's safe.

That guy's hat in the picture is annoying! LOL

Beautiful sky!


And then some fireworks closed the game!  Had an awesome time!