Music

This Year by JJ and Dave Heller

Bryan Hill's Blog - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 6:36am
I found this one by JJ Heller and her husband Dave Heller, in my Facebook lists this morning, and just had to share it.
I love how these two sound together.
It's not too late, Happy New Year!!!

If you want your own copy it's available over on iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon!


Random Photos...

Bryan Hill's Blog - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:30am
...I've captured in the past few weeks.









My Jar of Awesome!!!

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 2:07pm
Last year I saw this fun little project somewhere online and decided to try it! It's the Jar of Awesome! Anytime something awesome happens, you just write it down and stick it in the jar. It's just a fun way of recording the amazing things in life you don't want to forget! So anyway...it's now the end of the year (ok one more day but I couldn't wait any longer) and I got to open and read about my last year! So many fun things...so many blessings.


In no particular order:

~ I rode the Duquesne Incline all by myself. . . literally.
~ Hit 1,000 sales on Etsy
~ Saw a wild stingray
~ Went to Philly to see Haim with my cousin Sarah
~ Rode on a sail boat
~ Finished PiYo
~ Painted "Loves Like A Hurricane"
~ Rode in a hot air balloon
~ Moved back to Butler
~ Saw the Atari's
~ Became a Beachbody coach
~ Took a bike trip to collect remainder of smashed pennies from DC area
~ I Made It! Holiday Market
~ Travis got his new job
~ Rode bike from Emlenton to Oil City (73 miles)
~ Applefest 2014
~ Travis turned 40
~ Nephew Ezra was born
~ Audiofeed
~ Rode the Punxsutawney trail
~ Rode random 45 miles with Travis
~ Rode Annapolis to Baltimore trail
~ Made a tote bag with fusible interfacing
~ Dominican Republic 2014
~ Went to the National Zoo
~ Dustin and Holly got engaged
~ Rode bikes to the Navy Yard
~ Found a $50 bill at Relay for Life. Donated it back.
~ Paid off school loan #1
~ 16 mile Kayak trip
~ Travis played a show with the Misfits
~ Sold Unfortunate Reality
~ Bought our first growler
~ Did crow pose for the first time
~ Travis drove the biggest truck of his life
~ Ate Alligator
~ Did the Color Run
~ Lost 15 lbs
~ Dustin and Holly got married!



After going through these it reminded me of other things I wish I had put in. It's all good. It was the first year I did this, so sometimes it was hard to remember to do it. This year I'll be more deliberate with it. Also, I am going to put the dates on every slip of paper. SO FUN! You should definitely try it! It's such an amazing way to review your blessings at the end of the year.

2014 Goals in Review

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 2:38pm
I love this time of year! Reviewing the last year and looking forward to the next! Last year was different. I feel like I set my goals sort of low and I'm glad I did. Moving back to Pennsylvania and Dustin's wedding took up so much time. Those were two goals I didn't know I would be going to accomplish! :D



Here are my goals from last year and how it went!

1. Read 30 books.
Well, I ended up reading 22 books. That's still a crazy number for me. I would of met my goal If I didn't move back to Butler. Now that I have friends and family back, reading time is way more limited. I'm not going to complain at all!



2. Paint 12 new paintings.
I did 10. Not bad. Again, possibly could of accomplished this if I didn't spend the summer and fall doing other things. ;)



3. Start plans to illustrate book with Kevin.
Sure! Started some preliminary sketches and made a game plan for next year.



4. Do more urban sketching without being shy.
HAH!! I guess I did this.  I did a ton more sketching outside and even started the sketching group in Butler. I still feel shy, especially when by myself. I'm working on it!



5. Develop new product for my Etsy shop.
Tote bags. Check!



6. Ride bikes with Travis in three new places.
Yes, definitely did this. Rode a trail in Annapolis, Maryland then in Punxsutawney and from Emlenton to Oil City in PA. There might be more that I'm not remembering right now.



Yay! I'm pretty happy with the results. . .
What I'm even MORE excited about is my "Jar of Awesome" that I did this last year.
More on this tomorrow!

It’s a Full House

Xaotik Designs - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:00am

There’s a new story going around. It seems that Sergeant William Bolt, an active duty member of the Army, decided to visit his wife and newborn daughter at their apartment in college. After staying for a week, the landlord then said he had to go, and if he stayed any longer, he would have to […]

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A Church Adventure: Reflecting

Bryan Hill's Blog - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:24pm

A Church Adventure.
What do those three words, in that sequence, bring to your mind?
This question has been coming to mind lately as I reflect on this adventure we have been experiencing. If you have not read this Adventure, feel free to click the links at the bottom of this post.
My last post titled "Found it", stated that we found our new church home recently. After that post, I thought about closing this "A Church Adventure" chapter of my blog. After all we weren't going to be visiting anymore church's, we were home...end of chapter, or is it???
I recently have been kind of lazy regarding this blog of mine. Recent posts are mostly quickly shared music videos, pictures of my life happenings, or blasts from the past with frequent throw back Thursday. There is also my Project 365, yes it's supposed to be one photo post per day. Clearly I also struggle with following through...
Reflecting to the past, as I was composing these posts for the Church Adventure, I really enjoyed the creative process, getting my thoughts together and posting them for who ever might endure my bad grammar and miss spellings. I was so amazed at all of the support we received during this adventure, from emails, to comments on posts and Facebook, and casual conversations with friends. We absolutely felt God's love during the ups and downs of this process. Thanks again to everyone that supported us!
I will continue my therapeutic writing here, about our Church Adventure, and what we are experiencing in our new home church. During one of our recent discussions as a family about our church, we all shared something each one of us has witnessed, situations reflecting that God is at work at New Day!! HE is doing great things, and continues to guide us, as we love Him, love others, and love to serve. It's with considerable clarity that God never intended this Church Adventure to end, so we will continue experiencing it, where we are, thanks to Him!!!
What thoughts come to mind when you hear or read these three words, "A Church Adventure"?
Grace to you and peace from God, during this Christmas Season.
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#tbt: Wedding

Bryan Hill's Blog - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00am
Here we are at a friends wedding back in May of this year.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Bryan Hill's Blog - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:00am
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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Bryan Hill's Blog - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:00am
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Wordless Wednesday ♥ #mylove

Bryan Hill's Blog - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:25am

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Wordless Wednesday ♥ #mylove

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Happy Birthday Bethany!!

Bryan Hill's Blog - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:00am
I can't believe you turn 14 today...We love you and are so proud of the person you are.



I stole these shots from her instagram...

Happy Birthday Bethany!!

Bryan Hill's Blog - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:00am
I can't believe you turn 14 today...We love you and are so proud of the person you are.



I stole these shots from her instagram...
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