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March 2021 Recap

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March 2021 Recap

Hey everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m sorry I’m a little late with this post, but here is a recap of the month of March at our house! ๐Ÿ˜„

~In March I made several meals with my three youngest siblings, Philip (7), Susy (6) and James (4). They’re quite the adorable little chefs, LOL! ๐Ÿ˜‚ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Making pizza pocket things

Making spaghetti

~For her birthday, Susy picked mini pizzas. Everybody had a small crust, and got to make their own. ๐Ÿ˜„

Pizza making party!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•

~It snowed! XD We thought most the the cold was mostly over, but we had another cold snap earlier this month, and it snowed a super tiny bit. โ„๏ธ

Being silly with my little brother XD

~I made butter for the fits time ever! I’ve always wanted to try it, and it was really fun to do. ๐Ÿ™‚ I made normal butter, as well as cinnamon butter, which my siblings loved.

Playing Catan ๐Ÿ˜€

My grandparents (My Dad’s parents) visited this month. We had a good time with them! Sadly I didn’t get many pictures, but here is my Dad and Grandma playing a game together.

In March, I….

Read:

~Peril on Providence Island by C.R. Hedgecock (5 stars!)

~Scout by Piet Prins (4 stars)

~Quest for Love by Elisabeth Elliot (4.5 stars)

~Hammer of the Hugunots by Douglas Bond (4 stars)

~Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars!)

~Living Proof by Clebe McClary (4 stars)

~Be Still my Soul by Elisabeth Elliot (4.7 stars) XD

~By Searching by Isobel Kuhn (5 Stars!)

Blog Posts:

~March 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

~My Favorite Music for Writing

~It’s Spring//Spring Photoshoot

~Book Haul

Youtube Videos:

~Painting on Pennies!

~Trying Gouache Paint for the First Time!

~Bike with Flowers Painting -Time Lapse

Well, there you guys have a quick run down of my March highlights! It was a great month. ๐Ÿ˜€

Love,

Rosy ๐Ÿ’– ๐ŸŒป

How was your March? Do you any plans for April?

February 2021 Recap!

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February 2021 Recap!

Hey everyone!!

IT’S ALREADY ALMOST THE THIRD MONTH OF 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooow!!!!!!! I find that hard to believe… February just flew right by. It was a great month though! At least I think it was. I forget what even happened. Consequently, I’m just as excited as you to find out, LOL!

~Sometimes near the beginning of February, our family, plus our friend Susanna who was visiting us, had a hotdog and s’mores roast. T’was a lot of fun! We used healthy homemade marshmallows for the s’mores. ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜‹

~Sometime around the same time, mom, Grace, Lizzie, Susanna and I went on a girl’s date kinda thing. We went out to eat, and to a thrift store! (you can see what I got at the thrift store HERE!) It was a BLAST!

~We went out to eat (AGAIN?!) with Susanna. It’s kinda a tradition to take our American friends to this restaurant when they visit, so we had no choice. We don’t usually go out to eat this much, lol!

Shortly aftwerwards, Susanna left, and we all missed her lots. โค

~Siblings selfies! ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ‘Œ

~Doing a class with a couple of my siblings ๐Ÿ˜„

~A few days ago was the 5th anniversary of our ministry here in Mexico! Here is a picture of us last Sunday.

~Last Monday (the 22nd), Ruthie, Susy and I went to the Border with Dad to get mail, go shopping and stuff like that. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a very fun trip!

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We got ice cream there! Which again, is not normal, and was a VERY special treat!!!! Dad and I got a Reeses Overload, and the girl’s split a Strawberry Cheesecake flavored one. SO DELICIOUS! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’–

YUUUMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In February, I….

Read:

~Summer of Suspense by C.R. Hedgcock (5 Stars!)

~Arby Jenkins Meets (read aloud to the kids!) By Sharron Hambrick (5 Stars)

~Hand of Vengeance by Douglas Bond (4.5 Stars

~For the Love of Money God by Mike Richardson, MY GRANDPA! (5 Stars!)

~1 Corinthians (5 Stars, lol!) XD

I didn’t read a whole lot this month sadly, but I’m hoping to read more next month!

Blog Posts:

~January 2021 Recap

~Thrift Store Haul

~I’m Selling Paintings Again (+500 followers, and GIVEAWAY!)

~Giveaway Winner

Youtube Videos:

~Heart Sunset Painting

I only got one video posted this month!!! ๐Ÿ™ˆ Oh well, hopefully I can get more in next month!

Random:

~Sold several paintings!

~A juice fast

~Survived Day Long Power Outage. (More on that later maybe!)

~Played a lot of piano

~ Reached 500 followers on my blog! (Current count is 513) ๐Ÿ˜„

~Researched a lot about gouache paint, so I can try it out soon!!

~Probably a lot more, but my brain just died and I can’t remember anything about my life.

And here’s a few memes that made me laugh this month. XD

And yeah, that about it! I’m pretty sure more things happened, but those are some of the highlights! I hope you all enjoyed, and that you all had a great month as well. And have an awesome March!!!

Love,

Rosy ๐Ÿ’– ๐ŸŒป

P.S. Stay tuned for my March Bullet Journal set up soon! It may end up being a bit late, but it’s a-comin’! ๐Ÿ˜

My 17th Birthday!

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Hey everyone!

Today we celebrated my 17th birthday!!! Technically my birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but since tomorrow is Sunday and were busy all day, we decided to celebrate the day before. (You won’t catch me complaining!) ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜œ

For my birthday meal, I had chicken nuggets, fried potatoes, salad and garlic bread.

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And for dessert….. We had homemade ice cream (which I made, by the way ๐Ÿ˜) And guys. It tasted better than store bought ice cream! Like, seriously. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but it was amazing! ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ˜‚

We had a bunch of toppings on top, such as chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce and caramel sauce (which I also made), blueberries, pecans and sprinkles. AND. The only thing that had any sugar was the sprinkles. ๐Ÿ˜€

It was all really good. It’s been 4 and a half hours, and I’m still full…! ๐Ÿ˜‚

The whole family (except for me) at the table. ๐Ÿ˜€
This picture was taken at the same time as the picture above it, just from a different angle! ๐Ÿ˜‚
All of my siblings and I! โค
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Thanks to my family for an awesome birthday!!!!! It was a blast!

And um… It’s kind, really hard to believe I’m 17….! ๐Ÿ˜‚ (Well, as of tomorrow) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Like how am I thought old?! ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป I don’t feel that old… Maybe that’s because I haven’t had my actual birthday yet! ๐Ÿคฃ Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow feeling different. XD Lol!!

Well, I’m signing off for now! Hope y’all are having a great day, aaaaand… happy birthday to me. ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‘‹

Love,

Rosy

March Recap

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March was a long month… A lot of crazy stuff happened, as I’m sure you know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It wasn’t a bad month though. A lot of good things happened too! And I haven’t been bored even the tiniest little bit either…ย  XD

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But yeah, boredom isn’t a thing for me. Life has been mostly normal for me personally, except for church. (So sad!!!)

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Gracie and I have a goal to walk 100 miles this Spring! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

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James can do more pushups than I can, lol XDย 

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Yes, there’s still TP at the store here, lol… XDย 

 

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Mom had her 40th birthday this month! ๐Ÿ˜€

I organized bookshelves a couple days ago… Whew, that was quite a job! Lol! ;Pย 

I have also been doing a lot of art lately, and started learning to draw people, which has been lots of fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I drew this picture of my friend, Kyra! ๐Ÿ˜€

I also painted my sketchbook cover, and even though it could be better, I love how it turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

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Another exciting thing that happened this month was our church’s 4th anniversary! Well, technically it was last month, but we celebrated it this month, right before the quarantine started. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is our church picture (minus a couple families). ๐Ÿ˜‰

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So yeah. It’s been a pretty good month for me, despite all the crazy stuff that’s been going on. ๐Ÿ˜€

And, I shall end this post, with this very deep and thought-provoking meme. (JK) XD

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Have fun at home, ya’ll!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

~Rosy

P.S. I just realized I should do a post with the ultimate list of boredom busters and stuff. I never truly get bored, but I always love reading those anyway and trying out the ideas. What do y’all think? ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

 

Thank you! + Trip to Arizona

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Thank you! + Trip to Arizona

Hey everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

First off, I want to thank everyone who bought a painting from me. Every single one of your purchases made me so happy, so THANK YOU so much!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Yesterday we got home from a 5 days trip to Arizona (!!!) for our friend’s wedding. (We were only there two days – the rest was driving, lol.) XD The wedding was awesome, and it was also great to see friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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Group games are the best -, especially with awesome friends! ๐Ÿ˜€ โคย 

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It was an awesome trip, even though we ended getting sick and having to leave a day early. (That was definitely pretty very sad.) ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  But I am very grateful that we got to go! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

In Christ,

Rosy โคย 

 

Happy Thanksgiving! (And Happy Birthday to Me…!)

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Happy Thanksgiving! (And Happy Birthday to Me…!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!ย  I hope everyone had a wonderful (and thankful) day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some of the things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving are: (not in any particular order)

  • God’s love
  • My family
  • My friends
  • This blog, and all my blog followers
  • Music
  • God’s Word
  • Foodย 
  • Books
  • A warm fire
  • And much, much more!!

A few days ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving with friends (two families) who we haven’t seen since, well, last Thanksgiving. We had a great time with them! ๐Ÿ˜€

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The little guys… Aren’t they cute?! โค

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18


And also, a few days ago (on the 22) I turned 16! Thanks so much to everyone who help make my birthday special! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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~Rosy

What are some things you are grateful for? What did your family do for Thanksgiving?ย 

What I’ve Been Doing Lately…

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Lately, we have been pretty busy (as always!) Freezer meals, company, organizing, cleaning… ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are some of the things I have been up to lately. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Birthdays

We have three birthdays in November birthdays! Gracie turned 15 on the 10th, Philip turned 6 on the 11th, and I’m going to turn 16 on the 22nd! ๐Ÿ™‚

For Gracie’s birthday, I made her some healthy, homemade Oreos. (YUM.) Man, that was SO much fun, guys! I made several different flavors… Normal, peppermint, lemon, strawberry, chocolate, peanut butter, birthday cake, caramel…ย ๐Ÿ˜„ย They were super yummy (I barely managed not to eat all of them) and pretty, and so much fun to make!

Gracie and I get to be the same age for a few days! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Haircut

Last week I suddenly got this urge to cut my hair. I wanted something different! XD

Before and after…

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I really like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Painting

I’ve started really getting into acrylic painting in the last few weeks. It’s so much fun!!! I only had a tiny bit of dollar store paint (which I mostly finished), but I want to order some more from Amazon or something. ๐Ÿ™‚

My first painting:

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I LOVE how this turned out!! โค

My second painting:ย 

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My third painting:ย 

I did this one of a cute, tiny canvas my friend, Susie, gave me as an early birthday present. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

My fourth, and last painting (So far!):ย 

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I painted it on a piece of cardboard because I didn’t have any canvas… XD

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This one didn’t turn outย quiteย as I’d liked, mostly because I ran out of white after doing that light blue sky… But I still like it!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s very Fall-y. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Other Stuff

  • I finally got rid of my old school book collection… XD It took me two years collect all those… LOL!

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  • James is my babyyy!! *massive heart eyes* (He’s growing about way too fast. XD ) Lol.

  • We have been having fun with Anna Bagwell (Maggie’s cousin). Here she is playing a game with some of the kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Singing and playing guitar with visitors.

So yeah. There’s a little update for ya! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you enjoyed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I’d better go and help get the house ready for company tonight.. ๐Ÿ˜€

Rosy


Let’s Talk!

How has your last few months been? Which painting was you favorite? What flavor of Oreos do you think would be you favorite?

 

 

Fall Photoshoot!

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Hiya, people! ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the last while I have been trying to find a good day for a Fall photoshoot, but each day has been too cloudy and rainy… Yesterday afternoon it was finally clear enough to get some good pictures!

I started out with a few pictures taken at our house.

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And, I just got some cool new shoes, which I love, so…. Consequently, there are now quite a few pictures taken of them. But, I won’t bore you with all of them. Just three of them. XD

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After that, I wanted to drive to an apple orchard nearby to take some pictures there. So I went and took my sister, Gracie, with me! ๐Ÿ™‚


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After that, Grace and I took mini photoshoots of each other, which was a lot of fun!

My pictures of Grace…

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Grace’s pictures of me… (She did a good job!)

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Ok, well that’s about it! Wow, that was a LONG post, with a LOT of pictures… XD I had a lot of fun with that photoshoot! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s a chocolate chip cookie for anyone who stayed until the end…! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Ok, I just succeeded in making this post even longer… XD I’ll go now. ;P

~Rosy

Which picture was your favorite? Did you stay till the end? ;P Are you excited for Fall? ๐Ÿ˜€ย ย 

Our Trip to AZ!

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Hi everyone! Yes, I am still alive over here… XD Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. I guess I just realized that (believe it or not…) there are more important things in life than blogging. (Surprise!) Ok, well I guess I already knew that, but… Lol.ย Anyway, I still very much love blogging, so…! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last week we traveled to Arizona to visit our friends and home church there. It was probably one of my favorite trips to AZ since we moved to Mexico! It was great to see all of our friends there again. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was so thankful for the Christian fellowship with other believers. โค

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Dad, some of my siblings and I, sang For the Sake of His Name at church. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Two of my crazy, amazing friends and I!

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I like this one! Kyra, Gaby and I! โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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Trying on my glasses… XD

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Playing guitar ๐Ÿ™‚

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This picture is sooo cool!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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One of my favorite pictures!!!! โค

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Love this group picture!!!

Another one of my favorites…! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

My friend Kyra, and I!

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Susy and I. ๐Ÿ˜€ (And her brother…. you can see his hand sticking in the picture…! XD)

One of my favorite memories during the trip is when Gaby (My Fellow-Redhead) and I braided our hair together… ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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Our hair is SO similar in color!! (You can’t really see it in the picture, but mine is a bit darker red…! XD) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This picture is so funny… XD

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Singing with the R’s! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

So yeah, this trip was pretty much a blast. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was amazing!!! Thank you so much to everyone who showed hospitality to us while we were there. It meant a lot! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

Also on this trip we took Maggie back to her home in AZ. We miss her a lot already, lol! Now Maggie’s cousin, Anna, is staying with us for a few weeks! We are having quite a bit of fun with her!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

I hope everyone is having a great day!! ๐Ÿ˜€

~Rosy

 

 

Life Update!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done an update on our life, so I decided it was time for one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Quite a bit has happened the last several months. And a lot of good things, and a lot of hard things too. But God has been faithful through it all. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

So… One cool/happy thing going on right now, is that our friend, Maggie Cyr, came all the way from Arizona to stay with us for about a month! We are very much enjoying our time with her. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It has been a big blessing having her, and we’ve had a lot of fun with her! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  โค

The weather has been amazing where we live in Mexico. Lots of rain, clouds, thunder…. It’s all awesome! (Except for the fact the electricity pretty much always goes out every time it rains… Which is about every day during these months… XD )

I went on a nature walk with my camera the other day. ๐Ÿ™‚ Summer is amazing for photography. (I’m so sad it’s almost over. 4 more days!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

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Down the road from our house ๐Ÿ™‚

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The greenness!!!!! โค

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I sat down by some bushes and flowers to wait for something to photograph…

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Found something, lol!

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I went with Dad up to the mountains where he preaches every other Saturday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My friend, Karen, and I. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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Karen and I again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Mom reading to some of the kids. (Susy’s face, lol! XD )

Other than that, I have…

Played lots of guitar and piano…

Read lots of books, including The Hiding Place, and several books by Elisabeth Elliot…

Played piano at church for the first time – that was very fun!

Watched The Widow’s Might with Maggie…

Sang a lot with Maggie, Gracie and Lizzie… ๐Ÿ˜€

And lots more… ๐Ÿ˜‰

oh, and one more thing that’s happening right now, is that we are finally replacing our bookshelf. It was FALLING. APART. Literally. Like, I can’t tell you how any time we nailed those shelves up when they fell a few times a week… XD So yeah, we are very happy (to say the least!) about the new ones. I won’t go into how hard it was to actually get the bookshelf standing upright because it was slightly too tall, and our ceiling is shorter in some spots, and higher in others… Lol! XD Oh, and we currently have books stacked all over the living room still… XD

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The new bookshelf. ๐Ÿ™‚ We haven’t finished putting the books back on the shelves, lol!

So yeah, that’s a bit of what’s been going on lately. ๐Ÿ™‚ (That was a lot of pictures, lol)

I wanted to end this post with this quote my grandma sent me. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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_Rosy