Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Break

I am on summer break from classes until August 20th I believe. I am enjoying my break and enjoying nurturing other passions of mine...photography. I will be posting over the summer but only about 1-2 weekly.

Check back for new updated posts!!!


Thursday, July 12, 2012


I am not sure how much I have posted on here about my personal enjoyments. Photography is one of them. I love taking photos and capturing moments for people. It makes me extremely happy that I can give them a moment in time they would cherish forever. I have been doing this on the side for the last few years and I love it. So today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite shots (pictures) that I have taken so far. Warning this might be picture heavy! And since this is my blog...feel free to check out my Facebook photography page : Allie Louise Photography 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Enjoying The Ride....

The ride of life that is. I found myself chatting with a friend and fellow student last night about just enjoying the ride that life is taking us on. To often we try to control our lives so much that we forget to stop and think about just being for today. We seem to constantly be thinking about yesterday or tomorrow but never about today. It made me stop and ask myself why? Why do we live in the past or live for the future all the time and neglect today? I hate the sound weird here but I have to say it...today is the only day we know we have, tomorrow is never guaranteed and yesterday is already gone. The only day we can control is today. The only day we can change is today. It all starts with today with this very moment.

Hoping and thinking about tomorrow does not do any good if that thinking interferes with your ability to live in today. Remembering yesterday or many days past does no good if it interferes with your today. All of this is so much easier said than done. We all wish for tomorrow and remember yesterday often times in a way that doesn't allow us to live today. I do it. I am sure you do to. My only question is why? Why do we do it?

My thoughts are we do it because of a few reasons. One is that it is what we know it is almost automatic for us. Two is that we are getting some type of pay off by doing it. What are you getting? And the last thing I came up with is because we want to. Yes that is right, we want to. We are making the choice to allow ourselves to be guided by yesterday and tomorrow. It is a choice. The only thing/person that controls you is you. Don't blame your spouse, your friends, your co-workers, your boss, sister, mother, father, brother, and the list goes on and on. YOU CONTROL YOU. You control your choices, actions and thoughts and you know what....the second you understand that....you will see your life change.

So you know what? I am going to make the choice to try to live for today....and like you it is going to be hard because many years ago I felt like I stopped living for the past but guess what I started living for? The future. So now I have to make an effort to live for today after all it is the only one I know I have.

Source 1, 2 Please know that I google for images to use on my blog and I often times do not look at the source. So be aware when you click those links...lol

Friday, July 6, 2012

Busy again...

I have been busy again!! I have had company here for the last 4 days and I had a big get together on the 4th of July and had about 20+ people out at my house for smoked boston butt, baked beans, chips and birthday cake! Greyson turned 5 years old today so we celebrated with our family on the 4th and then headed out to my brothers to set off some fireworks and it turned into a very late evening for us all!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July and I will be posting a lengthy post over the weekend :)

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