1) My church, and God. The picture below is not actually my church, it's my dad's on Easter Sunday. I love the classic looking church and have many memories, but at the same time I enjoy how different my church is.
I can honestly say that I look forward to going to church every Sunday. We love that they have so many programs and opportunities to get involved. We love the rock music, (My hubby drums) and the relevant but honest messages. It also doesn't hurt that I can watch live on the computer when I am out of town, or if I volunteer in the nursery.
2) If you have looked at my blog before I am sure that you know about Dylan, my amazing husband. He definitely makes my favorite things list!! I could not have found a more perfect person to enjoy life with!
3) I love snorkeling! This is a picture of Dylan and I last November in the Keys. As a child, every spring break we would DRIVE all the way to the bottom of Florida for the wonderful snorkeling. Luckily around Orlando there are some amazing cold springs where we snorkel.
I absolutely love camping. If given the choice I would rather sleep in my tent than a hotel. love the fresh air, the air mattress and community bathrooms. OK, maybe not the bathrooms. The picture below was taken in Savannah, GA.
I am a teacher, of course I love kids. I am excited to have my own someday. One of my students asked me the weekend before my birthday what I was going to do to celebrate. I said I was going to the beach. She asked if I was going to take my kids. I responded that I don't have any kids, and she said "Yes you do! You have 40 of us, remember??" I always tell my students that I don't need my own children because I have them. This is a picture of my cousin's son.
I am not great at it, but cooking and baking are a great stress reliever for me. Dylan and I agree that in our next house we want a larger kitchen. The first picture is a 'pizza' that I made. I really use recipes as a loose guide, and many times just sort of put things together. The second picture is a birthday cake I made on Friday for a birthday.
8) Photographing sunsets
I am sure that you know by now that I love photography and sunsets make me want to run and grab my camera. I have hundreds of pictures of sunsets on my hard drive. Somehow it just does not get old. I feel like every evening God paints a new picture for us! Here's one...