Monday, October 19, 2015

Coffey Grounds

Adorable bridge!

 This weekend I went to the wedding of one of my friends located at the Coffey Grounds. The Coffey Grounds is beautiful! It's the perfect place for an outside wedding, camping, bonfires, swimming, parties, etc. My pictures unfortunately cannot do this place justice. 

This was my first time ever going here since I'm not from the area. I wish I would have known about it sooner!
Lots of land!

This is probably my favorite decor part because of the personal detail
Sign in for the wedding

The shelter house and the reception tables

Simple, but beautiful

Love the use of candles and tree stumps 

Pond view in the background

The tent was huge
I have more beautiful pictures, but the rest of them have people in them and I won't post other people without their permission.

The bridesmaid dresses were beautiful. The bride's dress was gorgeous and the bride was as well.
The bride and groom are so adorable together.
It was an outside wedding on a cold day. This was genius!

The Wedding Party's Table

I got some really great photos of the wedding. I'm a little surprised at just how well they turned out.

I think I'll start carrying the camera around more often. The only way to get better at taking pictures is to just dive in and take them.

I hope you've enjoyed the pictures and if you have a chance you should throw your next event there.
I don't know the owner's information, but I know that you can Google: Coffey Grounds Noblesville, IN. and that can lead you where you need to go.

Bonfire/Picnic Tables
Reception tables and the photo "booth" in the background

Sun poking through the trees
Reception table decor

Friday, October 9, 2015

I Choose Blessings

I found myself dealing with depression again recently. This time it was more focused on the hurts from people around me. I've had hurts from family, friends, church members, leaders in churches, etc. Just to verify, I know the word church was mentioned a couple times, but it hasn't just been the people in church. Plenty of "worldly" friends and family have hurt me too.

I could not find a way around the pressure and pain from all the hurts, be it recent or past. Everywhere I looked it seemed like my life had been one big depressing blow one after another. I just couldn't shake it. I didn't understand what was so wrong with me (or them for a few of the issues) that they had to cause these hurts in my life. I'd been down for weeks, knowing good and well I was depressed, but I didn't tell anyone at the time. I spend a lot of time alone so appearing OK is quite easy on the rare occasion I do see people.

One day I was sitting at home lost in a maze of thoughts each one about what hurts I'd faced and who had caused them. In the middle of my "maze" something happened.. I honestly can't tell you what it was, I've forgotten, it may have been a scripture that popped in my head or maybe just a thought, could have been the voice of God.. I don't remember, but suddenly I knew what I needed to do. I needed to pray. Not for myself, though God knows I need it, but for each person that had hurt me. So I wrote a list of names of each person I could think of, no matter how big or small the hurt. Now I told you I needed to pray for them so I told God all the hurts and ask that He show them how they've treated people and that He'll help them to change, etc... but that wasn't what God wanted or what I needed and I knew it... I knew what I had to do. So humbling myself, with tears streaming down my face, and with all my heart I prayed that God would bless each one, despite who they were, despite who they are, despite what they'd done I want them to be blessed!
Wouldn't you know I woke up the next day and I felt great, the depression was gone, I wanted to actually get up and do stuff.. like cleaning lol. I've continued to feel better, I'm not saying that I don't have moments where hurts pop up. They just don't bother me like they did before. I've reminded myself that there's a possibility that they don't know what they did... although some of them would have to be complete blind idiots to not know what they'd done, but you know those kinds of people do exist LOL  But even if they do know I choose to want them to be blessed.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Anyone that really knows me knows that I love video games. That seems to shock a lot of people lol. Anyways I don't always want to play a FPS  (first person shooter), car racing (I don't even own a racing game for my new consoles lol), and The Sims I love but sometimes I want something more challenging. So while at the nearest GameStop  (30 minutes away lol) I came across a game that sounded like a welcome change + it's a Sherlock Holmes game ♡
For those of you who don't know, I love Sherlock Holmes stuff. Honestly I'd love to do his job. Investigating is kind of thrilling lol.
I've  played L.A. Noire, which was a good game, but you also had to deal with a lot more than just investigating and I wanted something pretty much purely investigating, which I got in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments! I absolutely love the game and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves the "Sherlock ways" Investigate crime scenes, piece together the evidence, question people, and put away the right person(s). You get to investigate your way so it's really cool. I wish I would have known about this game when it had first come out!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

It's That time Of The Year - Chili

Would you believe that I never attempted to make chili until October 1st of this year? I'm 25 and just now decided to get the courage to try making it.

My chili was "acceptable" (it reminded my husband more of a spaghetti type flavor. I disagree with the spaghetti part,but it does need some work.) I'm going to have to play around with it some to get it right. As firsts go I'd say it was a success though. Lol.

Chili and cornbread ♡ Now I need Pumpkin pie and some pumpkin flavored drinks

Friday, October 2, 2015

12 Roses, 6 Years

Tomorrow is my 6 year Wedding Anniversary. It doesn't seem possible that it's been that long.. not when you look at it all together anyways LOL
Anyways he got me these lovely roses and brought them to me at work. It was a nice surprise.