Monday, September 4, 2017


In the Path of Totality for the eclipse 2017!!!!!!
Watched a marching band.....

Camp Rivercrest!!!
Wonder WomanπŸ‘
Cheering on our Huskers!!!!!

We start school tomorrowπŸ‘πŸ˜’

Have a great week y'all!!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Update

Wow, y'all.  Here I am, finally, for the monthly update of my life😝  SO without further ado...

This summer.....
Did a photoshoot with this ADORABLE family.....
Went to Fishfest 2017!!!  
Went on vacation to Illinois:
Cats and Lizards....
And, of course, foodπŸ‘πŸ˜†
Went to Debate Camp!!
(Photo Credit: Spencer Rothfuss)

I've read:

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King

Christy by Catherine Marshall

War for Mansoul by Ethel Barrett 

Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris

Frontier Wolf(reread) by Rosemary Sutcliff

I've Watched:

Captain America: The First Avenger 


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (hallmark)

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Great British Baking Show (One episode)

Foyle's War (One episode)

Stop the Wedding (Hallmark)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)

Beauty and the Beast (2017 version)

Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars)

Stage Fright (Alfred Hitchcock)

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: A Garage Sale Mystery (hallmark)

I've Listened To:

Anthem Lights mashups

Same Power by Jeremy Camp

Fix My Eyes by For King and Country

Stronger by Mandisa

We Are Not Afraid (Fearless For You) by the ZOE Group

God Help The Outcasts by Evynne Hollens

I've Written:

Snippets of Beauty From Ashes

Entries for The Life of an Ellen

I've Been Encouraged by:

"All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away."
John 6:37
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."
Romans 8:26
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
Colossians 2:6-7

Thanks for reading!!  
If you want to know more about anything I talked about ⇈ let me know!! ⇊

Sunday, July 16, 2017

What have I Been Doing?

Hanging with friends
Loving my dog,
Went to the Zoo with these fun people!!!
Baking cookies,
And experimenting with a waterfall braid in church!!!😝

I ♡ lifeπŸ‘

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Life Lately....

Fun times with these gals!!!
2017 NCAA Men's CWS is underway in Omaha!!!
These kids. 😝 #love
Getting pictures with mascots....

More CWS!!!!!

If y'all haven't read this book, put it on your TBR list.  It's personally one of my favorites!!!  It's super good, kind of scary (preview for young readers) and definitely heart-wrenching!!!!  (if you're a dog lover) but definitely worth the read!!!

Shakespeare on the Green with these beauties!!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 NCFCA National Championship, St. Paul, MN

Ok so just a disclaimer, this will be a typical 'Ellen' post: unorganized, random, completely un-coherent, and a picture overload.  So, congrats if you get to the end!!!!!  (I just know you're saying 'Challenge accepted') πŸ˜‰
Without further ado, here we go!!!

The drive there was ok.  It was a BEAUTIFUL drive but it rained pretty much the whole time.  Great time to catch up on sleep!!!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜

These are from the opening social/hangout time.  Northwestern's campus is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Mornings are NOT my friend......😳
There are some BEAUTIFUL and old buildings on the Northwestern campus!!!
OPENING CEREMONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE FOOD.  Let me tell you, the food was AMAZING.
It was worth the long line......
Late night selfies......😜
Watching debates......
Crowded rooms......
GUYS!!!!!!!  I bungee jumped for the first time!!!!!!  Northwestern put on a carnival for everyone who came for the tournament!!!!  IT WAS SOOO FUN!!!!!!!!!  
This game.........😍
Y'all should have been there.  (Photo Credit: Rafael Riojas)
Waiting in the hallways.....
Let's go Region 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love my club.
(previous 4 photos: Trisha Batchelor)
Friend time!!!!!
The BEAUTIFULLY arranged trophies.  Like, SO MUCH GORGEOUSNESS.
Enjoying some new perspectives.....
Sister time.

Congrats, all, for finishing the post!!!!  Hope y'all caught a glimpse of how fun my week in Minnesota was!!!!!