Thursday, January 26, 2012


Hey all. On my new blog (Kurly Katie's Ruminations) I'm having a giveaway for Jill Williamson's newest book, 'Replication'. Make sure to go enter in the drawing!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My NEW Blog!

Hi all! As I'm very sure you have noticed, I have not written on the blog in over a year (Oops...). Here lately I have been wanting to get back into it. I decided to make a new blog! Here is the link:
Kurly Katie's Ruminations

I hope you all will follow me over there! Can't wait to see you all!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Don't you love scavenger hunts? And don't you love it when Clue # 5 is 'Everyone's is different?'

OK, if you don't know what is going on, go to . I REALLY think everyone will enjoy this so check it out!

I will update my blog more than this SOON I promise! School has me under it's whip right now though :(.

Friday, August 6, 2010

"Young Adult" Blog Party!!!

This blog part can be found at: Please go and enter it! It's really easy and very fun! (Plus, if you have ever been labeled as one of those teenagers who won't do anything but sit, eat, sleep, and talk back to the parents, I think you would really like doing this!!!! ;) )
Anyway, the rules are to list 10 things that you do instead of just sitting around being lazy and bored. So here goes!
1. I love to read!!! I especially like Christian fiction. It just doesn't get much better than diving into a story where you know that you aren't going to have to quickly jump back out of it because there were a few sharks roaming through it's pages, if you know what I mean. ;)

2. I like to write. One day soon I would love to be a published author. I am currently working on a story that I think I might like to have published, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

3. I listen to music. My family is very musical, and one of the things I enjoy doing is listening to music (most of the time while I am doing some other activity, but on some occasions I do love to just sit down, close my eyes, and just listen. :) ) Most of the songs that I listen to are contemporary christian.

4. I work on my dramas. At my church we have a drama team. I ADORE being apart of the drama team. It seems like I can speak to people so much better in creative movement than in actual 'speaking'.

5. Photography. My mother is a photographer, which means that she some very cool (not to mention kinda BIG) cameras. It also means that I can take these cameras outside and shoot to my hearts content.

6. Play some basketball. When I was in Middle School my life's purpose was to play college basketball at Virginia Tech. I have since changed my mind, but I still like going outside and working on my dribbling or shooting technique.

7. Make jewelry. I have my own little business, Katie's Kreations, that helps me to not be completely broke. But, making jewelry isn't a chore of course. I like making stuff with my hands!

8. Play the bass guitar. I am in the praise band at my church, and I play the bass guitar. I just started learning the bass a few months ago, but it is very easy to learn and I really enjoy playing the band!

9. Hang out with my family. Most 'teenagers' think that spending time with your family is totally a waste of time. But not me. I know that one day I am going to be gone off to college, be married, have a family of my own and that time will never again be the same as it is right now. So I cherish the time I have with my family while I can and I look forward to the memories that I am going to be able to look back upon.

10. Astronomy. This may sound incredibly dull to some of you, but to me it's awesome. And it's not just astronomy that I like! I also LOVE the sky. (Don't worry! I will stop there and not bore you with WHY I love the sky. Haha, just know that I think if you take some of your time and look astronomy {or even the sky} up on your computer, you would be AMAZED at what God has put there for us to see!)

So there you have it! Ten things that I do instead of being a couch potato. Oh, and if you enter this blog party, make sure to tell me! I would love to read your answers!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Daytona Beach!

Yup, it's true! I went to Daytona Beach a few weeks ago. I'm terribly sorry about not posting in such a long while. I am going to have to get it into gear, huh? :P The photo above is the view from my parent's hotel window.

Benjamin LOVED it. Here we tied the boogie board to Mom's beach chair, which was sitting where the ocean would come in and sweep over her feet. Benjamin would stand on the boogie board and when the water came in he would get a little ride. :) :) :)

I found a dead crab floating around in the water. (You might have noticed that I am wearing a tshirt in this picture instead of my bathing suit. Just in case you were wondering, I got sun burnt pretty bad and so I decided to wear my shirt to the beach this day to avoided further sunburn.)

After the beach my cousin, Caleb, and his friend, Kyle, came down to spend the weekend with us. All of the boys in our house (besides Benjamin) went to go play golf and us girls went to play putt-putt. That's Jackie up there.

Benjamin really loves putt-putt and he is good at it too! He got two or three holes-in-one. 0.0

Right now we are in the throws of VBS at my church. I have always loved VBS week. I am helping out with the music for the opening ceremony thing this year. The other girls who are doing it and I match every night and it is so much fun! My dad is this year's mascot. He is a astronaut. I'll see if I can't get a picture of him in his suit for you all. It's pretty great! As you may have guessed, this year's theme is Space, which is just fine with me because I love space. I mean, there are so many BEAUTIFUL things up there that God has made and yet he made us and loves us the most. Pretty crazy, huh?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Camp, Mountains, and Pancakes.

Alright, so just were HAVE I been these past few weeks? Well, first, I went to CAMP! I love church camp! This years theme was Space Camp. Below is my team's ship that we carried around during the game time.

Here is the stage with the "Space Camp" screen.

This is on the other side of our ship.

These are a couple of friends I met at camp this year. We went on a hike and this is what was at the top. Beautiful what God makes, huh?

This was also on the hike. We were so close to the power lines that you could hear the electricity moving through the lines!

Several people brought guitars and during our free times we would gather and sing songs. FUN!!! Of course, this has made me want to learn the acoustic guitar. Hehe, will see how that goes ;) .

After camp, I stayed a week in the mountains visiting friends and family. Below, you can see some of my friends riding on one of my friends horses. I adore horses! They are so beautiful and just down right cool. :P

I also made a pepperoni/celery pizza at one of other friend's houses. YUMMMMMMM!!!!!

I got home on Friday. Saturday we had a pancake breakfast fundraiser for our trip this next week. Down there is Daddy holding up signs on the side of the road, trying to flag down some cars to stop. Go, Daddy, go!!!!! :)

Well, thats where I have been! I might get to post next week, might not. Just depends. :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

im posting from...

... MY KINDLE! Yes thats right. i finally figured out how to get online with my kindle and now i am extremely happy. this is also why you will notice that there is pretty much no puncuation and probably some mispellings. just so you know.

anyway as you know i have been away for about three weeks now and will be gone again next week. i had a wonderful time at the mission trip and at camp. this past week i was at my grandparents andthat was super fun as well. i will post pictures when i am able and will go into more detail.

i will say this one thing though. my mind has been changed about one subject this past week. what is the subject yu ask? SILLYBANDS. i admit that i was quite prejudice against them for a while. but then my sister gave me some VT sillybands. the world has never been the same since. of corse one of my friends then gave me a few of hers and i am now proudly wearing all six of my sillybands on my arm. im really moving up in the world huh? haha. i just might post pictures on here of all my sillybands. what do you think about sillybands?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

An award and I'm gonna be gone for a while

I was awarded by Tammy at
Thanks so much! I love getting awards!


1.Thank and link back to the blogger who gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself
1) Someday I would love to be a photographer
2) I have a new photography blog ( )
3) I love to do creative movement
4) I would like to take dance lessons
5)I have a real sword that I am very proud of. :)
6) I am very excited about the upcoming weeks
7) I have a small jewelry business
3. Pass this award along to 10 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason!

Maggie @
I am only going to tag 5 right now.

4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.
Again, thanks so much for tagging me! I love these kinds of things! :D
And now for the slightly sad / slightly happy part! I am going to be gone for about three weeks. You see, these next few weeks are going to be full of mission trips, church camps, etc, etc... I will also have no Internet access. :/ Not that that is really a bad thing, but it does cause a few problems when trying to update a blog. So, anyway, please be praying for my youth group and I as we go and do a mission trip and such. Thanks so much everyone! :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

And the winner is...

... ELDARWEN! Congrats, girl! Please leave me a comment with you address in it, Eldarwen. Comment moderation is on and I will not publish that post.
We had 5 people to enter the blog party. I was a bit disappointed that there weren't any more, but I would like to thank everyone who did participate! I enjoyed reading everyone's answers so much! :)
Maybe I will have another giveaway or blog party when I reach 100 followers or something. Anyway, thanks again to everyone how joined in!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Yep! This is it! My 100th post... Wow... You know, it's kinda like a birthday. I expect things to feel, I dunno... different, I guess. But do they? No. Oh well! I'm gonna have fun celebrating anyway! :P

As some of you know, I am having a BLOG PARTY for my 100th post! I am going to be giving away a necklace (pictured below :) ), and if we can get 50 people to participate I will giveaway two pairs of earrings to another person. There will be questions to answer (they are below) and then all you have to do to make sure that you are entered into the drawing is link up to the post with the questions!!


There is the necklace. Sorry for the quality in the picture. My digicam was on the fritz. :/
You do have to answer the questions on your blog for your entry to count. Umm... Let's see... What am I forgetting? OH! Here are the Blog Party buttons for you to put on your blog sidebars if you want to:

Playing For Him Blog Party

Playing For Him Blog Party

I would like to thank Amanda @ for making these buttons for me! Aren't they AWESOME?!?!?! You can pick which ever one you want to put on your blog.

By the way, you probably noticed that on the buttons this shindig is supposed to start tomorrow. How ever, I had already posted the question in my previous post for people to go ahead and answer the questions if they wanted too. I think a few people have done that, so I figured what would it hurt if I started things up a bit early? ;)

Ok! I think that is pretty much everything, so look at my last post to get the questions for the blog party (which you probably find very random! Be warned! :P ) and have fun!!!!!

Here are my answers to the questions:

1) What is your blogger name?

Katie G.

2) What is your age?


3) Do you have any more blogs other than this one? If so, what are their links?

I have a photography blog.

4) What is you favorite band/singer?

I really like Stellar Kart, Big Daddy Weave, MercyMe, and Casting Crowns.

5) Do you play any instruments? If so, what are they?

I play piano, bass guitar, handbells, and the fiddle.

6) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Anything chocolate!

7) What is your favorite brand of DOUGHNUTS?

Dunkin' Doughnuts

8)What is your favorite flower?

I don't know!

9) Do you have any siblings and how many? Do they have blogs and what are the links?

I have 3 siblings. All younger than me. Joseph (11) has a blog.

10) How many pairs of shoes do you have?

Ummm... Too many to count! :P

11)What is one of your favorite hobbies?


12) Do you like to fold socks?


13) What is one of your favorite Bible verses?

1 Corinthians 15:58

14) What is the first thing that come to mind when you read the words 'COLD FEET'?


15) What is your favorite Disney movie?

Probably Aladdin

16) Do you like horror movies?


17) What is your favorite cleaning product?

I really like Clorox wipes

18) What are some of your favorite books?

Anything by Wayne Thomas Batson and Karen Kingsbury

19) Do you like traditional book or eReaders?


20)Do you play any sports? If so, what?


21) Have you ever heard of Karen Kingsbury? (If not you should really read one of her books! You will be hooked! :P)


22) Swords or arrows?


23) Fiction or Non-fiction?


24) What is your favorite college team?

Virginia Tech

25) What is your favorite subject in school?


And here is a video of a couple of violinists whom I just discovered.

Aren't they awesome???