Monday, July 15, 2013

Its Time....

....for an update again.
Or may I say, it's way PAST time?
I am going to take a little break from blogging for the next month, until mid-August.
In the meantime, I'll "tide you over" with a few consolation pictures. =)
Taken from a sista date we had last month....
Good food @ Coffee Cultures.
Little Sisters.
Game of choice-Dutch Blitz.
pretty sure we were the most unique batch of dinner customers they'd ever had in there.
what with our noise, and game, and running all over the restaurant barefoot, we definitely weren't the norm. =)
And the most fun thing happened as we were going up to order! 
There was this sweet couple ahead of us in line.
And just as we walked up, the gentleman turned around and said that he was going to take our bill!
I was thrilled. =) 
(it appears that this couple has a gang of TEN very wild and noisy children and on this evening the couple was taking a break and getting away for a date just the two of them)
We were so blessed by their generosity. =)
(and yes-we have the sweetest daddy ever)
I'll see ya'll back here bright & early, on August 13th.
(the day after I get home!)
I'm super excited about where God is leading me with this blog-lots of new things are coming and I can hardly wait to introduce you all to the new site!
Just a teaser to get you excited...the new site will feature
1) fashion ideas & inspiration
2) professional & daily life photography (as before, & more!)
3) controversial subjects & discussion forums
(I am most excited about this last one-its been a dream that I've had for quite a while now. 
Lately God has just really been putting it on my heart even more and I think its time to take the jump and get started!
 I'm really looking forward to how God is going to use it to hopefully challenge others to think about and learn to articulate/debate what they believe)
in addition to all that,
 there's just a chance that if there is enough interest I may continue the 
4) "Wednesday's Blonde Moment" series
(hehe. thats a big MAYBE. comment and let me know if you think "yes")
an interesting fact that ya'll may be interested to know
 is that the blonde moment post was 
the most highly read post 
on my blog.
I really didn't intend to become known as the girl who plants strawberry plants upside down.
but alas.
that seems to be my current lot in life. =)
I can hardly wait for August 13th to be here! 
Do me a favor?
Comment and let me know which of the above catorgories you are most anticipating!
And let me know if you have any other ideas for things you would like to see featured on this blog.
I'm not promising to take all requests, but I would like to know what topics are an encouragement and blessing to my readers.
In the meantime, I'll be posting (along with my sister) over on our family blog, so if you wish you can keep up with me and my life with my family, over there.
Until the thirteenth, then!

love from Alaska...=)


  1. Why you believe homosexuality is wrong

    1. I believe its wrong because the BIble says it is wrong.
      See the following scriptures:
      Genesis 19:1-29/Leviticus 18:22/Leviticus 20:13/Judges 19:22-23/Romans 1:27&28/1 Corinthians 6:9-11/1 Timothy 1:10.

    2. Thank you for that. I can see the point many ppl have. I was confused about 1Tim 1:10 Jud 1922_23 gen 19. 1_29

  2. oh i'm so excited to see what you're going to do here! i'd love to see more fashion and modest style tips here. i met you at the big sandy (you probably don't remember me. haha.) and i was truly inspired by your modest yet super stylish outfits. also, the discussion forums and controversial topics interest me. and of course, i'd love to see the blonde moments back. so fun! xx | Natalia

    1. Oh yes, I do remember meeting you! You walked w/ me from the big bash at the Duggars bus...over to our bus, for me to get a family camp brochure for you. Right? =) And ya'll were from Indiana, right?

  3. I am excited about your new blog plans! But I would have to say, I am most looking forward to seeing the fashion ideas and inspiration. Can't wait to see you back on the 13th!

  4. Excited for the fashion ideas and YES do more blonde moment posts. ;) one idea would maybe be organizing tips or something like that..always love your blog posts Chels..come home soon!!!

    1. I agree with Hannah I would love to hear some organizing tips:). I love photography. Can't wait to year your ideas. Also the fashion sounds like fun. Love ya!!!!Rachelle

  5. Hey Chels! I am totally EXCITED about your "new blog"!!! I can't wait to see and read it!!! I would have to say my most exciting topic is ideas & inspiration! I can't wait! AND, you HAVE to do that blonde moments! (Since I am blonde it helps to hear about other peoples blonde moments)!!!! lol
    Anyhow, yes, I am totally excited!! And btw, I MISS you girls SO much! Looks like you are having FUN on your trip!!! Come home SOON! Much love, Mary

  6. Chelsy,

    You have to do the Blonde posts! They make us laugh so hard!
    I'm glad you all are having fun in Alaska! It is so pretty up there and the people are so sweet.

    1. Thanks so much for giving us the contact for Chapel by the Sea! We have had such an AMAZING time here-the people ARE so sweet and generous and it has been such a great time!
      So thanks to you all for giving us the info/connections to come...=)

  7. I vote for the blonde moments to continue. That way I shall never forget about the REAL you! ;)jk!!!

  8. Hey Chels,
    I am excited about the fashion ideas and I *Looove* photography, so can't wait to see some more. ;) love you,

  9. I'd like to see more photography pictures...the professional ones and daily life ones. Also, I think it'd be fun if you shared more about your big family (what it's like having a large family, homeschooling on the road, getting ready to go out on tour, etc..)


  10. Hey Chelsy!
    I'm so excited that your excited about all your new blog ideas! Don't you just love that feeling!?!?
    I seriously am excited to see ALL the categories you listed! And yeeeeessss girl, you are SO doing the 'Wednesday blonde moments'! That's not a suggestion!... Okay okay, I won't be so harsh... could you PLEASE do them? =D

    Love you and miss you too!


    P.S. When are Joshua and Carson's senior shots coming out on the blog? I'm excited to see them! Yes, Alaska sounds like an ideal setting for senior pics! =D

  11. I enjoy reading your blog and your family's blog. I'm really into photography so I'm looking forward to that as well as all the other things you mentioned.

    glad you're having a good time in Alaska!


  12. I'm sure you don't know me, but I've been reading your blog and I really enjoy it! I'm excited to see the fashion ideas and the professional and everyday photos.
    God Bless!! -Rosa

  13. I enjoy peeking at your blog on a daily basis! So I for one, will be sad that you are not in bloggyland for awhile! But in the meantime, do enjoy your vacation!! :) God Bless, Merry Coleman~

  14. Did you know the person that paid your bill?

    1. was my dad. =)
      read it again and it will make sense...=)

  15. The new site sounds like it's going to be awesome! I love fashion tips, and am excited about the discussion forum. I have been trying to find one for Christian girls, but the ones I've run across are no longer active.

  16. Alrighty, my friend! I am mist anticipating both idea/plan number 1 and number 2! and number 4 would be great! I can *always* use more laughter in my life... ;)

    also, It would be neat if you did a video diary/blog type of thing and listed it every once in a while! to let us blog readers hear tour's and your dear family member's voices and such. it sounds fun to me! ;)

    have fun in Alaska!

    Love to you,

  17. All of the above. :) looking forward to seeing the "new" blog!
    Love you!

  18. I am anticipating the photography plan..heehee =)

    I like the idea of a video diary/blog type thing too...I think that would be VERY neat...

    I think what your dad did was very sweet...that sounds like something my dad would do =)

    Have fun in Alaska =)

  19. Your new blog ideas sound neat!! I hope you do them! :)

  20. The ideas sound good. Definitely the Blonde Moments. Don't feel bad about them. Everybody has them!


  21. Love the blonde moment idea!!!
    Haley and I have them often! :)

    -Ana Skrnich

  22. I love the fact that you are such a strong believer and are so unashamed of the Gospel of Christ which is how God intends for us to be. I would love to "debate" with these lovely readers and yourself about issues that we need to understand and figure out where we stand and why! I love your family. You all are such an inspiration to me :)

    Your sister in Christ,

  23. Sounds super exciting, Chels! Do I have to choose *one* of the categories I am most excited for? They all look awesome - photography, fashion, awkward moments, your ideas! :) Praying for you guys as you near the end of your tour! Much love! ~e

    {p.s.} And thank you sooo much for your encouraging comments on my blog :) Blessings!

    1. What is ur blog called?? - a fan- :)

  24. Hey Chels! I really love the "Wednesday blonde moments" idea. You asked for other suggestions...honestly I think that you are a pretty good blogger!!But if I had to select just one thing that I wish you would post more would have to be any photo shoots that you do! Which you alredy have set as #2. So.....

  25. Could you do some posts about what you hold to be true and why. Such as some Bible truths like salvation and baptism and other truths that we do not hear much about these days.
    This is a great platform you have to get these truths across to many many people and I hope that you take advantage of it.
    God Bless.

  26. Hurry up and get home so you can start this up again with all your new ideas! It'll all be new to me since I just started "following' you! :) I did go back and read the strawberry incident...Oh My Word!!! If it makes you feel any better, I once planted potatoes upside down! ~Susan (when you see ribbit98 you'll know it's me!)


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