Category Archives: Blessings

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

Little Brother Photoshoot

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Hey guys! So, I know I haven’t done very many photography posts lately, but that’s because I honestly haven’t been taking very many pictures for a while. It’s because I’ve had… well, what you might call the photographers’ version of Writer’s Block. So Photographer’s Block I guess. XD um, is that a real thing? xD It should be.

Anyway, thankfully I’m getting over that now. So a few days ago I did a photoshoot of my adorable little brother James, and I love how it turned out! He is THE cutest, bestest, sweetest little bro anyone could ask for. โค โค

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I love his face in this one!

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He was laughing at his brother Philip, who was in the tree. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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โค LOVE THIS ONE โค

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He looks like he’s thinking really hard about something.

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This smile is sooo great!

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Aw!

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Love this kid so much! โคย 

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Aaaaah, his blue eyes!!!!

Bonus picture:

So, during the photoshoot, I asked James to reach up into the apple tree, and pretend he was picking an apple. I did that, and Philip said, “Take a picture of me doing that!” So he reached up into the tree to pretend to pick an apple, but the apple accidentally came down in his hand. We weren’t technically supposed to pick any apple yet since they weren’t ripe, and this was his face. XD XD

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HAHA, isn’t that epic? XD

James and I had such fun with this photoshoot. He’s the best. โค So are all my siblings. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

Also, Gracie and I finally took the video for our Q&A. Sorry we took so long. More on that in the video. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t wait to get that finished and edited so I can post it soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Rosy

Which picture was your favorite?

Do you have an adorable little brother? ;Pย 

Time with a Friend!

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Ok, I know y’all are probably really tired of hearing about our trip… After all, that’s what my last few posts have been about… XD So, I promise, this will be the last one! Probably. ;P ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, I wanted to share some pictures AND A VIDEO!! Ahem, about our visit with Amie (From Crazy A) and her family. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™ƒ

*10 minutes later*

Ooookay, the pictures are refusing to upload… The internet’s working pretty bad here. Oh well, I’ll keep trying. ๐Ÿ˜‰

*A few hours later*

Whew! They’re all loaded! Man, that took a long time! XD Anyway, here they are! ๐Ÿ˜Picture credits go to my sis, Gracie. ๐Ÿ˜€

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This one turned out really good!

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I think I was trying to be serious in this one… XD (Also, don’t you think our van makes an amazing background?? ;P XD)

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Aaand, now I’m tired of being serious!

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The lighting in this one is cool!

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I really like this one!

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And this one!

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This is one of my favorites!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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This one definitely has an interesting perspective. I like it! Amie’s eyes are sooo pretty… ๐Ÿ˜€

Ok, that’s all the pictures! Now for the video… It turned out so good! Amie did a great job making it! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you enjoy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

We all had an awesome time with Amie and her family. Our families are so similar, and we had a blast!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for making our time with y’all so enjoyable Amie!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Love you! โค

~Rosy ๐ŸŒน

p.s. Haha, I found this so funny! XD Also, don’t worry, you’re not an idiot, even if it says you are… It just doesn’t know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Oh, and I totally fell for it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚35351c1f2b694546fb069cb25f3e5e84

 

We’re Back!!!

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Hey everyone! We’re finally back from our trip!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (In case you don’t know, our family went on a two week trip to Alabama for a family reunion. We also went to Georgia to visit several friends. We had a great time!!) ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are some pictures from our trip. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Btw, I vlogged (video blogged) about the trip too, so ya’ll will get to see that video soon! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

We got the see the ocean for the first time on our way home! It was so beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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Our Uncle and Aunt took us to the zoo. Sadly, I forgot my camera, but here are some pictures off my uncle’s phone. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Some of my siblings and I (Lacking two), and my cousin. (The boy in the green shirt.)

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Cousins!

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Philip and Susy make great lions!

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OH! And I finally got to meet my good friend Amie!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ We hadย suchย a fun time together! Her whole family is awesome. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

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We had a BLAST! ๐Ÿ˜€ We also made a video together, which you will get to see… later. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Andy and Cousin Eddie invented a new way to have water balloon fights… Just smash the baboons on each other’s heads! LOL! XD I guess they weren’t getting wet enough the real way… ;P

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Mom and her new-found cousin and Uncle. Probably more on that in a later post. No promises, but… probably! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Lizzie and a friend’s dog.

We spent a looong time in the car… Like, 6 days worth of driving… Ugh! To pass the time, we listened to a lot of Jonathan Park, Brinkman Adventures, and sermons by Israel Wayne. ๐Ÿ™‚ So it wasn’t so bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Weย didย have a few really carsick kids though… XD

Y’all. I LOVED the South. It was sooo pretty, and I loved the people, the accent (lol!), the trees… And guys, the GREENNESS!!! ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿƒย It was so beautiful! I loved it all! Except for the ticks.ย Death to all ticks. Seriously, if it hadn’t been for the ticks, I probably would have moved there. Ok, maybe not quite… ;P XD

Well, I hope you enjoyed these pictures! Keep on the look out for a video about the trip, where you can see all you just saw, and lot’s more! ๐Ÿ™‚ And also the video about our visit with Amie. (Amie’s making that one.) I can’tย waitย to see it!! :D๐Ÿ˜

See you soon! (Figuratively speaking.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rosy

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Are you looking forward to seeing the video about our trip?ย ย 

 

I’m Back!!!// Why I Did a Media Fast, and How it Blessed Me

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*Note: I was going to post this on Monday… But it didn’t work out, and yesterday my dad, some siblings and I went to the border. So, I’m doing it today! ๐Ÿ™‚ *


Hey everyone!! I’m sooo happy to be back! I missed blogging, and emailing and chatting so much… But it was a good two weeks, and I’m glad I did it!

Here are 3 reasons why I did a media fast.

  1. So that I could spend more time with God, His Word, and my family.
  2. For my head. My head can start really hurting if I’m on the computer for a while.ย 
  3. Just to give myself a break, lol! It can be stressful sometimes, always trying to write blog posts, and get them done in time… Not that I don’t like blogging- I love it! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

And here are some reasons it blessed me. (Other than the reasons I gave above!)

  1. I had more time to do other things such as reading, schoolwork, projects, chores, spending time with siblings, and more. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also was able to exercise (by going on a run) almost every day during those two weeks. For me, that’s impressive, lol!ย 
  2. I was able to focus on the more important things in life such as relationships with God and my family.ย 
  3. I got to read more books!!!!! (That’s always a blessing! Try not to take it for grated…! lol.)ย 
  4. I learned God is always with me, even when I’m lonely. He’s a faithful friend!! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

During the media fast, I sang a lot, made movies with my siblings, wrote lots of letters, played a lot of piano, accordion and guitar. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Oh! And I mentioned before that my friend decided to do it with me at last minute! I asked her to share some reasons she did the media fast, and how it blessed her, to which she happily obliged. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

And, without further ado, I present to you…. Kyra Rose!

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3 reasons why I (Kyra) did the media fast…

  1. To glorify God.
  2. To take a break.
  3. To grow in my relationship with God

3 things I learned/ ways it blessed me…

  1. I learned that it is always very important to put God first, and to make sure nothing is even close to getting in the way of my relationship with God.
  2. 1 Peter 5:7; casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
    During the last couple weeks God has used this verse to really bless and amaze me! I have learned how much God really cares for me! It was my sin that put Him on the cross, and yet He loves me and calls me His daughter!
  3. When I am weak, God is strong! He is faithful to help us through all things! To God aloneย be the glory!
During the fast, I listened to music, played a lot guitar/piano, and a little bit of banjo, cleaned, and read books.๐Ÿ˜€

I think Kyra’s reason’s were really good, don’t you? ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, that’s it for now! Be on the lookout for a life update post with lots of pictures!! ๐Ÿ˜€

In Christ,

Rosy Joy

Have you ever done a media fast? Would you ever want to do one? Did you miss me??? XDย 

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Life Update!!

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It’s time for another update on our lives! ๐Ÿ˜€ I would normally wait until the end of April, but since I’m not gonna be here then… Well, I’ll explain in a later post! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, here are some of the recent event at our house. ๐Ÿ™‚

A visit from our Grandparents

Last week my Dad’s parent’s, from Colorado, came over to our house for a few days. It was a very good time, and it was great to see them again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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On a walk wit Grandpa and Grandma. โค

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We walked down to a lake about a mile from our house, where we ran around a skipped (Or tried to skip in my case!) rocks across it.

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Quotes from siblings

Philip (5): In 100 billion years, will I be dead?

Susy (4): I’m on a diet. I can only eat the things mom and dad serve me!


We also had friends over last week from Canada, the Friesons. We had a really amazing few hours with them! It was awesome to speak with kids my own age in English for a change…! XD ๐Ÿ˜€ ;P (There is a girl named Rosy, and whenever someone calls her or my name, we both turn around. It’s awesome!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค )

We had a great time time of fellowship with them, singing hymns and reading the Word together. All the kids went outside and played Nazis and Jews. It was awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Other than that, the only thing that has happened since last Sunday especially, is that we have all gotten sick… like, sick. ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿคงย Like, miserable in bed sick… Like, I-felt-like-my-head-was-about-to-explode sick… ๐Ÿ˜ญย Anyway, we are recovering now, thankfully! At least I can sing now. Well, kinda.ย I won’t mention that I probably sound like a chocking goose…ย  Singing was one of the things I missed most, being sink. I couldn’t even talk clearly… XD I can now though, so. ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was today. No, I wasย notย taking pictures of my skirt…

Ending on a better note, here are pictures from our church a few Sundays ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

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In Christ,

Rosy

p.s. This video! I’ve watched this over and over again, AND I HAVE TO LEARN IT ON MY ACCORDION!!! Somehow… Someday… ๐Ÿ˜‰