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Hey guys! As we say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, it’s fun to think about all the things that happened this past year! 

2020

 

January: It turned 2019 and along with that school started back up! Nothing big to report happened then though 🙂

February: I turned –, which was so fun! It was more laid back though I did find out later that they were planning on getting me a dog…though they didn’t because of a big trip we did in March!

March: We went to the PO (you’ll need to figure that one out yourself)! It was my first time flying ever and after flying in 6 different airplanes I definitely got my fill for airplanes for a while!

April: Let’s see….that was a rougher month. A bunch of different things happened but the most exciting was…I got WINNIE! The joy of my life and the sweetest pup I’ve ever met!

May: I got a job! Where I get to walk a dog twice a week for 90 minutes! It’s so fun making a little money and being able to pay for my little pup and save up for a rainy day!

June: I did a lot of photography that month! I also was able to witness my first hot air balloon (no I didn’t get in), but I got to see three take off! It was also Winnie’s first vacation which was so fun and exciting for her!

July: That was the best and worst month! I went to a Summer camp which was awful, got to be a cowgirl for a night at VBS, got to see the Billy Graham Museum, annd found out I’m allergic to shrimp…fun right? 

August: I was able to be in an acting camp which was super fun! I also got my first “marriage proposal” from a goofy friend of mine! My brother came home for a visit and I celebrated my first year of blogging!!

September: Another month of photography, Winnie had her back dewclaws removed, I became a leader in church youth group involving leading song time every once in a while during youth events, school started, and I went on a fishing trip with my dad, Winnie, and grandparents!

October: That was the month of food making, a fun trip to a historical involving graduation pictures for L being taken, and A LOT more dog walking!

November: A lot of wood projects that month and Thanksgiving!!!

December: The play, our brother coming home, and Christmas…that’s pretty much all that happened!

 

Annnnd that’s it! I don’t have any 2020 goals because I find that I don’t fulfill them or something changes that don’t work well with my plans 🙂

 

See you guys next year!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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 These past weeks have been a blur! I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas! It feels like just yesterday it was Summer out 🙂 I’m just going to do a quick recap of what I have been doing these past weeks! And then I’ll get on with a more Christmasy post! 

 

We had caroling last week and because it was dark out I don’t have any photos but I wanted to share this hilarious Studio C video I think you’ll enjoy that depicts carolers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0fEm3xYKfE

 

The next exciting thing was that I got my ears pierced! It didn’t really hurt though I did feel like passing out. 

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Next up is a Christmas concert my sisters and I had! That went really well and afterward while L and dad went to get the car my little sis and I decided to snap a few silly selfies (blurring for privacy reasons)! 

 

We had a Christmas party at our house and had about 30 guests which was awesome! Annd again I don’t have any photos…but here’s a photo that I think depicts the rush for everyone to get snacks very well!

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So a few days ago we decided to give Winnie one of her presents early and if you know her at all she LOVES tennis balls!! Sooo we got her a giant one! You should have seen her eyes when I gave it to her! 

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Another exciting thing was the beautiful Christmas eve service tonight! I sang Mary, did you know…which I’ll be sharing with you guys soon. Here’s the fun selfie we took right before the service!

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I’m linking my Christmas post HERE from last year (2018) that I did so you guys can read the Christmas story! I’ll be doing a post next week of gifts and what we do tomorrow!

 

See you guys soon! Merrrry Christmas, everyone!

 

Christmas tree, Shoes, annd Chocolate Milk!

Welcome back, guys! Today I’m super excited to share with you the awesome pictures I was able to take while on our Christmas tree search. The past few years we’ve been getting a blue spruce tree. As my mom put it we have many “discussions” trying to find the perfect tree and this year it took us under 20 minutes to find it!!!

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It was such a fun day…we went to a small cafe for breakfast (chocolate milk is THE best)!

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….and then to a thrift store (where I found a 15 dollar wedding dress…I didn’t buy it),

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after that, we went to a shoe store and we all found the comfiest sneakers!

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After that, we went Christmas tree shopping found an amazing tree and came home. We then set up our tree and decorated it while playing Christmas music.

My little sister and I made a gingerbread house which was super fun but incredibly messy! Whoever designed those icing bags now has me to haunt their dreams (the icing bag kept opening)! 

 

Along with all the Christmas festivities, we (my dad and me) have been busy hunting 🙂 I got a 6 point and my dad got a doe. He’s hoping to get his buck soon. Today was the last day for me so I didn’t get my doe, though I did miss one a few days ago.

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Well…so as not to end on that odd note, head on over to Ezra’s Everything Spot and check out his awesome blog! 

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Have a great week, ya’ll!

Christmas Play 2019

Hello everyone! So this past week I was in a production called ****! It was based on a Christmas story someone wrote and it was so fun to do it all together with such an amazing cast and crew! They were all amazing and the play was one of our best yet! It was a super hectic week overall with every day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) I had to go in at 2:30 and didn’t get home till 9 or 10! Today was different as I had to go in at 10 and I got home at 5.  

 

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My part was one of the “oldest” characters in the play, which was super fun and kinda annoying to play as I got wrinkles and grey hair! I even got to be in a wheelchair (because of my broken leg), and the crew that got me on and off stage worked super well…minus the almost rolling off stage, getting my leg squished in a door, and a backdrop falling on me:

The crew member who set that up had to hurry so much that he didn’t get the backdrop set up the right way and before the lights came on it fell on top of me…after sitting there for what felt like forever a VERY kind audience member helped me out…either way, the crew member for the rest of the performances kindly stayed behind the backdrop to keep it from falling over.

 

I acted alongside so many amazing actors and actresses, one of whom got sick and wasn’t able to be in today’s last performance. Thankfully my sister L who had been in this play a few years ago was able to fill in. It was awesome seeing her step up to the role and quickly memorizing the few lines she needed to know! 

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Due to the fact that the photographer aka my sister was now in the play today meant that today’s performance didn’t have a photographer sooooo I stepped it. Right after I got off stage I grabbed the camera and started snapping…sure about 75% of those photos are blurry and the lighting might be off but it sure was fun to see the play from inside the theatre and not through the small window the actors get to look out of!

 

After it was over I think all of us actors and actresses felt relieved but also saddened by the fact that all the hard work we put into it is over. I think bowing tonight was filled with many sad thoughts as it was time to get back to “real life”. Some of the actors were leaving for college, others back to the sports they play at schools, others back to the normal everyday schedule…but I think we’re all ready to go back to face the fun and exciting life with maybe just a few more acting skills, facial expressions, and a few more new friends!

Here’s a fun video I made of all the makeup and hair transformations I went through this past week…annnnd let me tell ya, I’m sure not missing those wrinkles and grey hair anymore!

What did you guys think of today’s post? Have you ever acted in a play…what about a Church play? Let’s chat!

 

A Shaft of Light – NEW BOOK RELEASE!!!

Hey guys! This week has been HECTIC! Today I have the exciting privilege to be part of A Shaft of Light book release!

 

About Amy Gaudette:

Amy lives with her husband and daughter on a small five-acre farm tucked into a windy hillside in central Maine. Some of her favorite pastimes include her love of gardening, handcrafts, growing medicinal and culinary herbs, and writing.
Amy lives her life believing that God has created all people with a plan and purpose and that each and every person created has a God-seed planted inside of them. With compassion, kindness, and mercy that seed can awaken to its God-given gift. LIFE. She also is a healthy-eating enthusiast with a passion for writing to build others up. She delights in getting her hands dirty in the garden and in walking close to the Lord every day.

Check out Amy’s blog HERE and subscribe to hear more about her and her book! She is also on Instagram…so check her out HERE as well!

 

A Shaft of Light:

a shaft of lightFor Megan, life is a jumble of disconnected memories, lost faces, half-remembered names. Since suffering amnesia, she’s started to regain some of the years she lost, with the help of a kind doctor and a gentle housekeeper full of wisdom. But the more she remembers, the more frightened she becomes. Something happened to her. Someone is after her – she’s certain of it. How long can a peaceful country home protect her before she must leave and find out who she really is? For Sam, his medical career took an unexpected turn when he invited Megan to stay at his lake house while she recovers. He wants to help her, but he’s torn. All Megan has to her name is an old letter and a furry dog . . . and disjointed memories that are leading her down a path of intrigue and danger. His responsibility to her may jeopardize everything he values. Working together and apart, they begin to piece together the mystery. But there is more at stake than either of them could have imagined.

 

My Review: Even though this book is a novel I was able to read it in one day! I would definitely recommend this book to 14 and up…but ask your parents what they think!

This book is full of action and sweet moments. There are a few words that I wouldn’t usually use, but they are used in such a way I understand the context of them being used. 

A Shaft of Light is written well and everything is very well explained. I would give it 4 1/2 stars! I’m looking forward to seeing more of Amy’s work in the future (hint hint)!

You can find Amy’s book on Amazon HERE (paperback form) and HERE (kindle form).

 

Thanks so much, Amy, for writing such a sweet book! I hope we’ll be seeing more of your work in the years to come!

Have a great day everyone 🙂