February 5, 2018

{LIFE UPDATE} || school + sky photos + spending time with friends

Where do I even start? I haven't done a life update in SO LONG that I think I've forgotten how to write that kind of a post. But, I'll try my hardest to get back in the groove of writing a life update post more often.


- School work. I'm almost finished all of my subjects, and I KNOW I'm going to make my goal and finish by the end of February!!! *squeals* (I might actually finish by mid February :D)

- We've been spending a lot of time with our friends. We've been playing a lot of ping pong and air soft and just a few weeks ago we spent a day playing tennis together. Its all been SO MUCH FUN!

- I'm the main church pianist now so that's been fun! It's kept me very busy because I play for the congregations, offertories, and the special music, but I do have a small orchestra (consisting of a violin, two guitars, two flutes, a trumpet, and a trombone) playing with me, so that helps. A lot :)

- I've been doing lots of reading

- and taking A LOT of pictures of the sky

^ ^ me whenever i look at the sky

- My friends (who live a few hours away) came for a visit which was a lot of fun! It was great seeing them after so long.

- I got my flu shot. *nervous laughter* It was the first one I had had since I was like nine, so I guess  you could say I was quite nervous. It didn't hurt at all when I got the shot, but my arm was VERY sore that night and a few days after. But I'm back to normal now.

- We (as a family) (yes including Gideon our bullmastiff) went on our first country side ride of the year and it was wonderful!!! *sighs with pleasure*


- I haven't been taking very many pictures on my camera *hides face*, but I really need to start doing that again.

- I also need to start writing again. I've been taking a very long unplanned writing break, but I'm actually really missing it.

- It was in the high 60's last week but now it's low 30's again. *sobs*

- Had friends over to the house to eat dinner and play the wii and snack on chips, coke, and ice cream  after church on Sunday

- I got a lovely little package in the mail from a friend!! Thanks again, Rosalyn!

- The family has finally gotten back on a schedule after not being on one since Christmas. It feels really good, and I feel like I'm getting so much more accomplished.

So yup. That's my life update. *nod nod*

What have YOU been up to? What are some things you've been doing? How's school going? When will you be graduating high school? Do you like going for rides in the country? Let's chat in the comments, shall we?

January 29, 2018

j a n u a r y wrap up -- life in january + snow + playing tennis || hello february


- The year 2018 started. I'm still trying to get used to writing 2018.

- We had an AWESOME New Years Eve celebration as a family.

- It SNOWED!!!

- it snowed again

- Our septic pump stopped working for a few days and us kids had to go stay with neighbors.

- Our ៱ Neighbor ៱ fixed us some AMAZING meals!


- realizing that the winter sky is my absolute favorite!

- lil boy at church: "My brain is smarter than the human teeth."

- I celebrated my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY with the help of all of you! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

- My friends came for a visit and we had SO MUCH FUNNNNN!!!

- me: *busy at the sink draining beans*
  kris: "I feel drained. Physically and emotionally drained. I feel kind of like those beans."
  me: ???
  kris: "You know. Drained?"

- Gideon was keeping me company while I was doing my morning devotions!

- Our neighbors had us over one night to eat appetizers and play Skip-Bo and Phase 10

- We met some friends for a day of tennis. It was an absolutely beautiful day!

^ ^ On the way to play tennis. Yes, we were VERY squished xD

- me: *casually talking* "So...."
  ben: *finishes my sentence by singing* "...this is Christmas."

- I ATE CHINESE FOOD which is always a highlight for me xD

- I'm getting my flu shot today




- work super hard in school so I can be finished 12th grade by February  CHECK!!!

- read at least two books CHECK! I READ FIVE. 

- write at least 5k in my wip

- practice manual on my camera more CHECK

- start exercising CHECK.



- finish school
- read at least two books

 - keep on exercising

 - write more

January definitely had its ups and downs, but overall it was pretty great.  I cant wait to see what February brings :)

How was YOUR month? Favorite thing that happened? When is the last time you ate Chinese? Have you ever played tennis? Did you complete your January goals? What are some of your goals for February? Lets chat in the comments below :)

January 22, 2018

Two Truths And A Lie ANSWER!

I'm sure if any of you read this post, then you probably want to know the answer to the tag. Like I said in my last post, it's probably one of the funnest tags I've participated in yet, so thanks again, Lydia, for tagging me :)

The answer to the tag was






So yep, #2 was the answer. Thanks to everybody who guessed!! :) And I hope you have a lovely day.

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