Saturday, December 9, 2017

Photography Dump


These are just a few random pictures... this blog is due for another photography post, isn't it? *smiles*

Just a little Saturday enjoyment for y'all.

 I edited the exposure in this one.



I recently got a new ring! We're probably going to try replace for a smaller size though. :)



I think I edited out some reflectors in this photo.
This might be a nice shot for an engagement picture with a rustic theme... showing off the ring, you know. ;)


WHICH PICTURE IS YOUR FAVORITE? SECOND FAVORITE? *winks*


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Christmas Tag


So I had to do something for my Tuesday post, and I remembered that I was tagged by Hannah S. for The Christmas Tag... perfect solution! *smiles* Especially since, now, we are in the Christmas season. So thank you for tagging me, Hannah!


1. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Well, I really haven't watched that many... one I'd probably like to re-watch this Christmas season is Holiday Inn. :)

2. Have you ever had a white Christmas?

Yes, I've had quite a few. I lived in Minnesota for about five Christmases, and I can almost promise you every one was white. *winks* After all, when you know that spring has come to Minnesota, it's when all the snow starts melting. No big deal there. But now, I think it'd be nice to have a white Christmas again.

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?

At home, folks. I'll be home for Christmas... See? It's ideal, apparently. *winks*

4. What is your favorite Christmas song?

I couple of my favorites are Mary Did You Know and The First Noel. And these links are Scotty McCreery singing them, of course, because his voice is wonderful. <3 Especially singing those classic Christmas songs (Mary Did You Know probably isn't "classic", but... it still has that Christmas feel. *smiles*).

5. Do you open any Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve?

We have. I guess it depends on the year, and what we decide to do. ;)

6. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? 

Uh, nope. Turns out I couldn't even spell "reindeer". *laughs at myself* At least not on my first try. I just right clicked and found the right spelling instead of figuring it out. ;P 
But, let's see. There's Rudolf, of course... Prancer and Dancer? That right? That's probably all I have. *sticks out tongue*

7. What holiday tradition are you looking forward to most this year?

Uhmmm... tradition...? Okay, I must confess, my family doesn't have much in the way of big traditions. It would be kinda cool if we did, but... ;P We have the normal things, like setting our Nativity scene up, hanging stockings, probably reading the Christmas story sometimes during the season...  Oh wait. I guess we usually always make homemade cutout cookies. In fact, the dough for them is in our fridge right now. We might be making them as you read this (this is a scheduled post). *smiles*

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Okay, so we haven't always had a tree. *hears everyone gasp*  Many times it's one hauled from out of the woods. I guess that adds some spice to "our" Christmas. *smiles* But this year, we're planning to buy a "fancy" one. Still a real one though. ;)

9. What is your all-time favorite holiday food\sweet treat?

Cookies are kinda one of the only "Christmas" foods we have. So I guess I'll go with Chocolate 

10. Be honest: Do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

Well... that's kinda hard? If I get a gift for someone that I think they'll really like- that can be so exciting, enjoyable, and satisfying. I like gift-giving. When I have the funds\ creative skills to give a nice one. And receiving gifts is always fun. Depending, it could almost be a tie. IDK.

11. What is the best gift you've ever received? 

For Christmas? I don't really know. I just get nice things, and it's fun. ;)

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season? 

A cabin in the mountains, perhaps? *shrugs* That'd be cool.


13. Are you a pro present-wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

I'd say I'm decent, I think. ;P

14. Most memorable holiday moment?

Hm, don't really know? Seems like I kinda remember getting up while it was still dark when I was pretty little, wanting to open stockings. Kind of a warm feeling. ;)

15. What made you realize the truth about Santa?

Never believed in him, far as I know. ;P

16. Do you make New Year's resolutions? Do you stick to them?

Um, I kinda have. And I don't believe I did too well. xP

17. What makes the holiday special for you?

Well, maybe the traditional songs, family all around, twinkling lights, opening the gifts... joy? Maybe it's the feeling, and the happiness. :)


I TAG: 

Daminika @ Walking in the Sonshine, Dancing in the Rain

Shantelle @ Between the Pages of this Bookish Life

Julia @ The Barefoot Gal







Saturday, December 2, 2017

November 2017


We are officially on the very last month of 2017. We are almost on the verge of entering a new year... again. 

But first there's Christmas! 

And my monthly highlights post for November. *winks* It was a good month. I did crazy things. We was a nice Thanksgiving. Lovely things happened.

Read all about it, folks! *smiles*



WHAT HAPPENED \\


\\ Babysitting for six cousins overnight. Well, the oldest is 14, I think, so he probably doesn't really need to be "babysat". ;P Anyhow, their little sister was at the hospital, so my sister and I went and stayed there. It was the first time I'd stayed the night somewhere, where I was the oldest. ;)

\\ A trip to the "big city". My sister and I got our country-girl boots. *grins* I think I've worn them the most so far, though.







The boots I'm holding are the ones we got. ^^

\\ My sister and I went with some family friends to a Jonny Diaz concert. ^___^

\\ My grandparents came to visit, and stayed at our house.



\\ Thanksgiving happened! It was a nice day of people and good food. *winks*



THE CRAZY \\

\\ We bought a horse the day before Thanksgiving. And rode him Thanksgiving morning- what a great way to start the holiday. =D He's been having a very hard time listening to us when we ride him, though. Like, tell him to go this way, and he goes the other... *sigh* If we don't figure out how to make him listen, it might not be worth it to keep him. *sad face*

\\ I GOT MY LICENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, it's been a while since I've mentioned the whole learning to drive thing, but who wants to talk about it when you're taking forever? ;P It was stressful at times, guys. Once I gave some rather bad advice to some younger siblings, something like, "Never get your driver's permit". Haha...ha. Do get your driver's permit, just get your hours and everything done a little faster than me. *winks*
So yea. I got my license maybe four-ish days ago. I had gotten all my hours awhile ago, but I didn't take my test for so long because our car's horn didn't work, and you have to demonstrate that on the test... and people took forever replacing it. Plus I probably needed more practice with parallel parking and such. Anyhow, we finally scheduled the drive, and I took the test on the 17th. Annnd, I failed. *cough* Because on the 3-point turn, I backed into the wrong lane, so don't do that, k? I think if I'd done that right, I would've passed.
But on the second time, I passed. *huge grin* FIINNALLLLY! <33 I'm done now.

\\ I went for my very first job interview!! At Chick-fil-A. I was nervous, but I did manage to get out of the vehicle and walk into the building. ;) And it was okay. Oh, and they scheduled me for another interview, which I went to a couple days ago. So, we'll see if I get hired...


LOVELY \\

\\ Getting a passion tango iced tea from Starbucks. :)


\\ Thanksgiving food, of course.

\\ Shopping with my mom and brother. Shopping is cheering medicine. *winks*

\\ Finding like-new black and white converse shoes at a consignment shop. They were $10, and I bought them. ;)

\\ Going to Goodwill and finding a nice black dress, half-off. <333 It was $2.65 or something. That's why thrift shopping is ahmaazing. *winks and grins*



MOMENTS \\

\\ Little bro: *talking about Justin Beiber singing "Baby"*
Me: Do you like that song?
Him: No, I don't like "Baby Oh". 
Haha.

\\ Little brother's going to freeze his mashed chocolate banana stuff so it will be a "powerful popsicle". xP 

\\ Little bro: (says to roll the window up... or lighting will come in and 'trike us) "Lightning is tough. It will strike us down." 

\\ Little bro: Dad, stop the car. My popcorn is gonna fall.

\\ *Sees Asian beetle on my bedspread* Me: Intruder.

\\ When you go to the library and see all kinds of nice movies. And get three. And have a movie night with the sister three nights in a row (pretty sure). *winks* 

\\ When you drive to town for the first time as a licensed driver, without an adult. #freedom I was going to my second interview, and a couple of my siblings came with me. We went to Walmart after. :)

\\ When you laugh yourself to tears. I was sleeping in my (other) sisters' room when my grandparents were visiting, so one night my 6-year-old sister and I kept tossing her giant pink bunny back and forth between ourselves... for some reason, that struck my funny bone, and I laughed away. xP xD

BOOK STUFF \\



The Seahorse Legacy by Serena Chase

Pretty sure I finished this in November.


My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

Currently reading this.


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

And this, for school. Which is a very nice thing to read for school. ;)


WATCHED \\



The Ultimate Legacy

Thinking I watched this in November...


October Baby

A re-watch


Scents and Sensibility

This was a re-watch of the modern version of the Jane Austen classic. Kind of a cute, funny movie. :)


Little Women

Also a re-watch. 



My Fair Lady

I only very briefly started this once, so a first time watch. It was alright- had it's nice parts, but all-in-all not really a favorite. We did skip a little in a few places, probably mostly some of the singing parts. ;)



Yea, this was kinda long, but there's my November highlights. :)



WHAT DID YOU DO IN NOVEMBER? WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN DECEMBER?



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's a Crazy Life


If I told you how my life has been lately, well, I might say a little crazy. Crazy as in a lot of firsts happening for me this month- some that, for me, can be a little (or very) scary.  I think I might save most of that stuff for my monthly highlights post. Then I don't have to repeat myself. *winks*

Plus there has been the business of Thanksgiving and family visiting, which was a blessed time. :)

This is just a post of recent life for me- mostly from Thanksgiving. :)



Being a farm girl... hanging around the cows and the hay with my boots. *winks*




I cleaned this calf up with the editing tool on Photo Gallery. ;)


A walk down the road with my skateboarding siblings during the time my grandparents were here. :) 



THANKSGIVING!!

We had my family, my grandparents, three sets of aunt+uncle+cousins, and a homeschool family we know for Thanksgiving this year. We had it at my aunt and uncle's house. ;)



My delicious Thanksgiving dinner. *hearts*


Hanging outside with my camera.




On the ladies' "Thanksgiving walk" before pie. *winks* Why am I always one of the people that are way behind on walks? Must be slow. xP


My sister did my hair. Yay for once-in-a-blue-moon cute hairstyles! ;D



Pie time! And there wasn't very much leftovers at the end of the day. xP 

My aunt and uncle have the most beautiful home. <3


Eating good food, hanging out with family, talking to cousins, standing my a big fire at night, eating more food... it was a good day. ^___^

One more thing that has happened recently...


We got a horse! Crazy us, huh? xP His name is Mousse, and he's a pretty nice horse, though he does need some work with listening to us and all. *winks*  I was the second one to ride him, on Thanksgiving morning. ^___^ Kinda fun to be able to stick your boot in the stirrup and pull yourself up into the saddle. I hope one day I'll be able to gallop across a field, wind blowing through my hair... *grins* We'll see how it goes. If he's not the right horse (or if we're just not horse people, ya know ;P), the former owners said they'd buy him back. Thought I'd better say that, just in case. *winks and sticks out tongue* 



HOW WAS THANKSGIVING FOR YOU? HAVE ANY "FIRSTS" LATELY? EVER ROAD A HORSE\OWNED ONE?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Let Me Ask You Something... Q & A


Let me ask you something... 

Would you like me to give you some questions, and you can answer them in the comments? Yes? Oh, awesome! [Or did you say no? Well, don't really care, hahaha!]

I'm doing a little different type of Q&A: I ask a question, and YOU answer it in the comments. So yes, this post requires your participation. *winks*

READY?






Q: Are you an introvert or an extrovert, and\or what is your personality type?

My personality is INFP according to this personality test.


Q: Which do you think is worse, extreme cold temperatures, or extreme hot?

Me? Probably hot. ;P


Q: Here's the impossibly hard question: would you rather be deaf or blind? (you're welcome, haha!)

I think I'd just have to be deaf. Thankfully, I don't have to choose. ;P





Q: If you could meet any famous person, who would you pick?

I might meet the For King and Country guys, tho they aren't totally "famous". 


Q: Did you buy any discounted corn candy this fall? (lol)

I did! *winks and laughs*


Q: What is your favorite Thanksgiving food\dessert?

*Doesn't know if I can answer this...*


Q: What natural disaster would you least like to be in?

Tsunami, maybe? Water is scary. ;P




Well that's all I have for you! :) There's one more thing though... if you want to ask me some questions, I might do a Q & A with them for myself. I've seen other people do them, and they're just kinda fun. *winks*