February 2018

Hey, hey!

February- a month always filled with so much beautiful, brokenness, and love

Take a look below…

February 2-4: annual road trip out to North Platte for Crowns & Gowns! Our last year (thankfully, ha.) and I found the most beautiful dress. A little different for my usual taste, but I’m in love with it and can’t wait to show you all!

February 13: daddy’s birthday celebrated with balloons, a beautiful sunset, and lots of tears… miss you lots, old man

February 14: valentine’s day — all the loves

February 22: Since I am going to school to be a teacher, I get the awesome opportunity to be apart of a national organization known as Educators Rising. On February 22nd, my group, within our chapter, competed at the Nebraska State Competition in the Inside Our Schools category. I’m excited to share with you all that at the competition, we placed 2nd and qualified to compete at Nationals which will be this summer in Orlando, Florida! Stay tuned to see how it all turns out in just a few short months!

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Valentine’s Day treats for my 4th graders 🙂

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OUR AMAZING GROUP

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happy birthday daddy

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That’s a wrap for month number 2 of 2018!

Thanks for reading…

Much love,

Davianne

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Templates

Hey guys 👋🏻

Sooo, if any of you have Instagram, you’ve probably seen one person or another post a “template” in their story. Maybe you find these super annoying, or maybe you don’t butttt either way, I did a bunch of them and thought I would upload them on here, so that way some of you guys can get to know me a little bit more 🤗

Check em all out below …

** If any of you are interested in using these templates also, check out @thesundaychapter on Instagram or Pinterest…. I love hers the best!

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Thanks for reading!

Much love,

Davianne

** First time on my blog? Well, welcome! Thanks for checking me out, I truly appreciate it! To get to know who I am and what this blog is all about a little bit better, click here. I would love to get to know you and hear all about what this crazy adventure called life has thrown atcha! You can reach me at peaceful.simplicity@yahoo.com or via any of my social medias (click here) or just by simply commenting on any of my posts! Thanks again for checking me out, happy reading! :)**

 

 

Be Kind.

Hey guys,

Life has been so crazy (good, but crazy 🤣) and I know I have totally been MIA 🙃🤔 but one of these days, I’ll have some free time and get all caught up 🤞🏻 (I just know it 😜)

Anyways, I wanted to quickly share with you all something that happened the other day and just give you a little food for the thought. 😉

As a lot of you know, I am currently doing practicum hours/student-teaching at Adams Elementary School, here in Lincoln. I am in a wonderful 4th grade classroom and everything involved is seriously such a joy. 😊 The students are great, very smart and respectful, but just as in any classroom, there are some days when some differences and conflicts take place. The other day was one of those days…

Last week, the teacher had instructed the students to return their writing binders to the back table once she had finished her lesson. We have a mostly male-dominate class (no specific reason for this, just more boys than girls). One of those males is a young fella who has some different learning needs than the other students, but nevertheless, is just as smart, capable, and unique as the others. Now, I’m not exactly sure what had happened, but sometime in those moments, a conflict occurred among three different students- one being the boy I mentioned earlier.

The teacher and I quickly discovered that one of the boys had gotten into a conflict with our special friend, and it had caused the third student to speak up, loudly and in frustration. Doing so, this upset student had made the comment “I’m tired of **student A always picking on and being mean to **student B for no reason!!”

Man, did that hit me.

Don’t get me wrong, I know all about bullying, especially in schools and have even experienced it first-hand myself, but wow.

I didn’t really know what it was, but that statement really hit me hard.

First of all, I think it just shocked me that these kids, who are only in fourth grade (or better yet, 9 and 10 yrs. old) could already be experiencing this. I mean, I know they’re not babies, but sometimes I think we are so quick to look at bullying in the upper years, that we forget that it is still very real and active from the very beginning.

***I want to be clear that I’m not writing this to just look down, point my finger, or condemn the student was called out for such actions. That is not my intentions at all.

Secondly, I think I was just pleasantly surprised and thought it was really cool to see one student stick up for another. Especially in a situation like that.

I think we can all agree that sometimes it’s easier to just turn our heads the other way and do what’s convenient for ourselves, instead of helping another person out.

We were blessed in this situation to be able to see this take place/ have the knowledge about it and then successfully handle it and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again.

But anyway, I just wanted to share this with you all and tell you about how it reminded me to just be kind and stick up for your fellow neighbor when you see something wrong or hurtful happening.

It surely won’t be any more harmful and if fourth graders can do it, I think we can too.

Amongst people who ive never felt loved by, one lovely soul also outcast by those people told me to never forget I am a very important person. He might never know what that meant to me ❤️

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Be Kind Always.. #Kindness   A great reminder & so true, we never know what anyone is going through.

Thanks for reading…

Much love,

Davianne

** First time on my blog? Well, welcome! Thanks for checking me out, I truly appreciate it! To get to know who I am and what this blog is all about a little bit better, click here. I would love to get to know you and hear all about what this crazy adventure called life has thrown atcha! You can reach me at peaceful.simplicity@yahoo.com or via any of my social medias (click here) or just by simply commenting on any of my posts! Thanks again for checking me out, happy reading! :)**

 

 

January 2018

Hola!

January was one of those months that seemed to drag on forever and it definitely was busy, but more-so with just little things rather than significant events! Anyhow, check out the small list of things that took place below…

January 1: NEW YEARS DAY !!

January 2: annual NEW YEARS dinner with the fam bam out at grandma and grandpa’s house!

January 24: another amazing night of worship at our church, Brookside

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lunch with our favorite people before they leave for Texas 😦

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my girls

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LOOK HOW CUTE SHE IS

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January nailsss

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Thanks for reading!

Much love,

Davianne

** First time on my blog? Well, welcome! Thanks for checking me out, I truly appreciate it! To get to know who I am and what this blog is all about a little bit better, click here. I would love to get to know you and hear all about what this crazy adventure called life has thrown atcha! You can reach me at peaceful.simplicity@yahoo.com or via any of my social medias (click here) or just by simply commenting on any of my posts! Thanks again for checking me out, happy reading! :)**

December 2017

Hey there! 👋🏻

This last month was busy, but simple all in one. It was a good time closing up the final moments of 2017. Check it out below…. 👇🏻

December 1st: Husker volleyball game with Kiley & her grandpa aka my favorites 😁

December 3rd: Christmas lights hung outside 🎄

December 10th: Annual family Christmas dinner in Pawnee City

December 15th: This day was pretty exciting as I got to go up to Burwell with my grandparents and do a job-shadow at their school with their counselor. It was such a fun day, I learned so much and it was so special for me as Burwell always has and will hold a special place in my heart 😊❤

December 22nd: was day full of early Christmas celebrations with friends! 🎄🎁

December 24/25: Annual Christmas traditions and celebrating the birth of our Savior! Don’t forget to check out the pictures below!

December 28th: Ki’s second senior shoot when we literally froze our butts off in the negative degree weather and snow 🌪❄

December 31st: Last day of 2017, PTL!! Ha. 👐🏻

And that’s a wrap!

Thanks for reading, & much love…

Davianne 💕

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alivia helping hold the ladder and holding my hand ❤

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candy canes & lights around our tree in the front

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hanging Christmas lights sure gets a girl excited 😆

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checkin’ out the wreath

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our K12 door decorated at TCA 👌🏻

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Christmas tree out at the shop decorated by yours truly 😉

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perks of being in cowboy country- cattle drives in the middle of your day 😄

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Christmas nails and a gift from the nicest nail ladies in town 😝

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Christmas Eve dinner table

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Christmas Eve with my girl 💚

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and of course, homemade ice cream 😋

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the santa haul 😉

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Christmas pj’s always 💁🏼‍♀️

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ma bestie cheesin’ to see me duh 😝😁

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Christmas Eve n church n hot coco n sisters ❤💚

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if your photographer doesn’t do this for you so you don’t have to walk through the snow in your sandals and get frost bite… then wyd? 😉

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last selfie of 2017 … going out with a smile 🙂

 

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New Year // 2018

New Year 2018 // happy new year friends!! 2017 was rough, exhausting, and life-changing. There were so many times where I was more broken than I’ve ever been and struggled harder than ever to find the light at the end of the tunnel, and get back on my feet again. I lost some of my then-closest friends, experienced painful heartbreak, and dealt with a lot of difficult personal issues too. At times, I lost all of my self-confidence, strength to fight back, and every belief I ever had in myself. Too often, I (so-bad) just wanted to give up and throw away every dream, hope, and wish I had in store.

But you see, 2017 also came with some good. It was good that was a total pain in the butt to reach for and discover, but it was still good. Some of this good includes:

  • Meeting and growing closer to some of the best people you could ask for
  • Beginning a long-awaited year of “lasts”
  • New adventures and experiences
  • Lots of travels and shows for my favorite artists
  • A bigger progression in my relationship with Jesus Christ and learner so, so much more about just exactly who He is

As I sit here now and write this blog, I think back to the three words I chose at the beginning of this year to live by. I remember that they were: let it go, and slowly now, it all begins to make sense. Remembering certain things we want to do or change or live by can be hard, and usually it’s even harder to apply them to our lives. This last year, I had a really hard time doing both, and honestly, often I didn’t at all. But here am, and it’s finally all adding up, every last piece. The past 12 months, I have forgave people I did not want to, I removed grudges when I wanted to do the exact opposite, I looked the other way when I previously wouldn’t have, and I picked up my feet and forced myself to move forward when the only thing I wanted to do in that moment was stay. The bottom line is that I let those things go, and set myself free. It wasn’t easy and might’ve came down to happening during the final closing days, but ultimately it did happen, and I can breathe.

I am ever-so relieved that 2017 is done. It taught me a lot, but I’m grateful it’s gone. I am so excited for this next year, and all that it has in store. There’s no doubt it will be busy and a thrill, emotional, and bittersweet, but nevertheless, beautiful and unique.

Here’s to 12 new chapters, 365 new days, a fresh start.

Cheers!!! And much love….

Davianne

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November 2017

Hello, hello!

November was full of lots of family time, too many good eats 😉 , and quite the load of sports games! Check it all out below…

November 4th: This Saturday was another Husker gameday and this time I had the opportunity to take my close friend Diana, who’s never been to a game before! Although Huskers ended up losing at the end, it was still fun experience for us both!

November 5th: Annual Cheer Xpress showcase for Em & Kat!

November 8th: UNO Teacher’s Showcase! Such a fun day, learning so much!!

November 15th: Shaylee’s 21st birthday dinner with the fam at Las Margaritas!

November 17th: First concert of the weekend! Matthew West & Jordan Feliz at Lincoln Berean! Such a wonderful night full of worship!

November 18th: My momma surprised me with concert tickets to Chris Stapleton for just the two of us! It was such a blast and a special memory I will always have with her ❤

November 19th: Emily and Katie’s second cheer competition of the season at the Mid America Center! And of course, dinner at the Old Mattress Factory

November 21st: LIBA luncheon meeting with Jack! A new experience for both Kiley and I 😊 After lunch, we headed over to Nebraska Weselyan to attend the Rat Challenge Event for my Psychology class. The students participating there all had rats crawling all over them, in their hair, etc. … you couldn’t pay me money! Lol

November 22nd-24th: Last Thanksgiving Break!! Thanksgiving dinner at Brenda’s and Guy’s and then a little bit of Black Friday shopping with friends! Kiley and I also got to attend the yearly Huskers vs. Hawkeyes game this year on Friday for football, and then the Nebraska vs. Iowa volleyball game on Saturday! It was quite the busy weekend, full of good food and lots of sports!

November 26th: Olive Garden with the family to celebrate grandpa’s early birthday, and grandma’s and Katie’s from a little bit before!

Make sure to scroll through the sweet pictures below! Thanks for reading…

Much love, Davianne

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a beautiful sunset to wrap up the Fall

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a refreshing sunrise to start the day

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Matthew West & Jordan Feliz!

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Chris Stapleton with momma!

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November nails!

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my girl

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Husker football!

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Husker volleyball!

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Congressman Don Bacon!

 

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