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May 2021, Recap

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May 2021, Recap

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry this is late… very late… I will try my best to do better next month! πŸ˜‚

Anyway, May was a great month! *Tries to remember what even happened* At least I’m pretty sure it was. It’s been 12 whole days since May, and you can’t expect my brain to remember that far. πŸ˜‰ Let me just find some pictures, and maybe that will refresh my memory… πŸ˜‰

Ok, I’m going to start with the highlight of my month… Earlier in the month, our family met up with some amazing friends of ours, the Petzolds, in El Paso! They drove all the way from Arizona, which was amazing. We had a blast with them!

James and I, on the road.

We went to a park, where we visited, played games, soccer, and sang together. So much fun!!

❀️❀️ One of my favorites!!

I laugh whenever I see this picture, because it looks like Annika has a mega long arm 🀣

LOL!

Mr. Petzold got ice cream for everyone, which was DELICIOUS!! I got cookies ‘n cream…. YUMM!!

Eating breakfast outside the hotel, and saying our sad goodbyes….

And yeah, that was an amazing and SUPER fun time!!

~I cut (and layered) my own hair. I really like how it turned out! (And yeah, it’s slightly curly…!) 🀣

~Video called my friend, Carolina. πŸ˜€

~Started making friendship bracelets. So much fun!!

~More random pictures…! πŸ˜€

In May, I….

Read:

Books:

~Prisoners of the Pyrenees by C.R. Hedgcock (4.5 stars!)

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

~Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (4 stars!)

~ The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot (4.5 stars!)

Bible:

~Ezra

~Nehemiah

~Proverbs

~Ezekiel

~Daniel

~Amos

~Nahum

~Habbakkuk

~Hebrews

(I know it seems like a lot, but several of those books are pretty short, so.) πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚

Watched:

~Love Comes Softly

~Andy Griffith Show

~Probably other stuff I can’t remember. I’m not very good at keeping track of the movies I watch… But I will remember every book I read!!!

Favorite Songs:

(Just a few of them…) XD

~My Dwelling Place by the Gettys

~Sovereign ruler of the Skies by the Foto Sisters

~God Is There by Hyles-Anderson College

~Christ is Mine Forevermore by CityAlight

~Be Thou my Vision Coffey Ministries

Blog Posts:

~May Bullet Journal Set Up 

~Visiting our Grandparents 

~New School Year//Starting 11th Grade!

Youtube Videos

~Create this Book- Episode 2

Random Cute and Funny Quote from my lil’ Bro πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

Philip: What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?

Me: Probably dark chocolate.

Philip: I hope this doesn’t break our friendship, but I think I like white chocolate best…


And there you have it!! May was a super fun month! πŸ˜„ June’s been good too, but I can’t talk about that yet, since this post is about May. LOL! Again, super sorry I’m so late….!!! And it’s so crazy to think that it’s already almost half way through the year…. WOW!! It’s going by so fast! XD πŸ˜€

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

How was your month? πŸ˜€ What’s your favorite ice cream flavor??

Visiting our Grandparents (April, 2021)

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Hey everyone! I’m just popping in to tell you guys all about our trip to our grandparent’s house a couple of weeks ago. πŸ˜„ (I mentioned it briefly in THIS POST) πŸ™‚ I showed y’all a few pictures, but I have a bunch more here for you guys!

Warning: This may be a long post, so get ready! XD

My grandparent’s live in the mountains of Coahuila, Mexico, about a days drive from our house. We left early in the morning (around 4:00 am, I think). And somehow I was actually able to doze on and off a bit between 5 and 6, which was nice! At around 7:30, we stopped at a burrito stand for breakfast. (If you know me, you know that’s my favorite part of any trip – getting burritos from one of those burrito stands on the side of the road.) Ok, maybe not my FAVORITE, but I love it. Don’t worry, being with my grandparents was much better.πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

Waiting for our burritos in Parral, Chihuahua 😁

After that, we settled down for our long journey, listening to the daring adventures of Ranger Bill along the way. (Ever since our friends, the Cooks, gave the audio drama to us, no trip has been complete without it!)πŸ˜‚

(Oh, and I forgot to mention, Lizzie brought her dog Jock. He actually did really well in the van.) πŸ™‚

And this is how we entertain ourselves in the car… LOL! Poor dog! 🀣

After that, everyone had to try on the sunglasses. 😎

Bekah and I worked in our bullet journals for a while, despite the constant bumping and jostling of the car. (Mexican highways are so much bumpier than in the States) XD We didn’t end up doing for too long though, so we wouldn’t end up ruining our journals forever. πŸ˜‚ But it was still fun!

Me. Taking a photo. In the gas station bathroom. Brilliant, I know! XD LOL.

After that, we spent the rest of our time reading, being weird and laughing too hard, singing to instrumental bluegrass hymns, being bored, and looking forward to getting there. πŸ˜€

I also found some neat photography opportunities at a couple of the gas stations. πŸ˜€ I really like how they turned out! πŸ˜€

My sister, Grace, tried taking a picture of me… The sun was so bright, it uh, didn’t exactly turn out…! 🀣 πŸ€“ β˜€οΈ So yeah, enjoy this super weird picture of me. πŸ˜‰

Well, after driving for most of the day, we finally arrived!

The mountains around their house are so pretty!!! ❀️ β›°

While there, my friend Carolina (Caro) came for a visit. It was so awesome to finally be here after being friends online for quite a while! πŸ˜€ We had a lot of fun together!!! πŸ’•

Caro and I!

We took LOTS of pictures. I’m only showing you a few of them, haha!

Love this one!!!

And of course, we had to take at least 1 silly picture. Or 35. But I’ll save your guy’s sanity, and only show you one. πŸ˜‰

Caro, Ruthie and I!
Abigail and I!

More fun pictures!

And more….!!! πŸ˜€ ❀

On Friday, we went to church, and my dad preached and led singing. πŸ˜„

After Church, we (SURPRISE) took even more pictures! Haha!

Caro and I! (well, our hands at least…!) Haha!

While we were there, my parent’s celebrated their 19th anniversary, and my Grandma, Aunt, Sisters and I set up a date night for them in the bedroom. πŸ˜€

I made this cards to put on their table. (And it was my first time using a real calligraphy pen, so that was super fun!) πŸ˜€

And yeah, I think that’s about it!

And, I just realized, I have no pictures with my grandpa, or grandpa! (How did that happen?!) 😲 Well, I love you very much Grandpa and Grandma, and I’m sorry I didn’t get pictures with you guys. To make up, I’ll just have to post this pictures from another 2019.

(I love you, Grandpa and Grandma!!) πŸ’–

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. It was an awesome, super fun trip! ❀

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻 🌈

May Bullet Journal Set Up (+April Recap Part 2)

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May Bullet Journal Set Up (+April Recap Part 2)

Hey everybody! I’m finally here with my May Bujo set up. πŸ˜€

This time I again tried to cut down on pages, even more than last time, to save pages and make my journal last longer. πŸ˜‰ I did the whole thing in only a few pages! Thus, the whole set up didn’t take me as long as usual to complete, and I like it that way. (Because I don’t have time to spend 5 years working on spreads for one month. Haha!) 🀣

May’s theme is…..

Butterflys!!!

I’ve been wanted to use this as a theme, well, ever since I bought some really pretty butterfly sticker on amazon. πŸ˜‚

And yeah, let’s just get into it!! πŸ˜€

The May cover page is similar to my April cover page. I just liked it so much, I had to do it again! I really love how it turned out – it looks so cheerful and spring-y!! πŸ’™ πŸ¦‹

Next up, are my goals for May, my word of the month (Servant), habit tracker, and mood tracker. I told you guys I was using less pages! Normally, each of those would take a whole page, haha!

Now we have maybe my favorite page (it’s tied with all the other pages), my book tracker, and a Line a Day. (Where I simply write a line about my day, each day.) πŸ˜€

A few more trackers (Social tracker, Bible Reading, and Goals and Rewards. And yes, I know that I haven’t finished the Goals and Rewards section. Still trying to think of rewards! Any ideas???)

After that, the only spread left to share is my daily spread. Super simple and functional. πŸ˜€

And that’s it for my bullet journal this month, folks! I hope you guys enjoyed!


And there’s just one more thing I wanted to add in. This has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this post, but a few days ago when I posted my April Recap, I missed something very important! Some thing that was a lot of fun, and I don’t know how I ever could have ever missed it! Lol. XD

So I’m just going to call this section, April Recap, Part 2. πŸ˜‚

Around mid-April, our family went with another family up to the mountains to visit another family. (Ok sorry, that was a slightly confusing sentence! Just read it again, until you get it.) πŸ˜‰ LOL!

We went with the Garcia family, and we visited a man named Juan and his family, who lives a few hours away, far from civilization. (Well, not really far, but it feels far since it takes so long to get there because of the roads, lol!)

We got there for around lunch time, and we brought hot dogs for lunch. We used our special invention to cook them over the fire. (our special invention being chicken wire, which we lay about 20 hot dogs on top of, over the fire, to cook a bunch of them at once and save time!) XD If that didn’t make sense, see the photo below. I’m sorry, I’m bad at explaining things. LOL! πŸ˜‚

After lunch, we all decided do go on a hike. We drove a little ways to a good starting place, and then off we went!

The Mountains are so pretty!!

Selfie with my water bottle. Why? I don’t know. All I know, is that it was gone in like the next three strides, and I had no more water the rest of the way. LOL!

On the way, we came across this wall/cliff made of white sand. Everyone else probably thought, “oh, a wall of White sand! Cool, and bye.” but Lizzie and I thought, “Oh, a wall of white sand! LET’S CLIMB IT!” So we did.

(And I definitely did not rip my skirt twice in the process…. Don’t worry, it’s fixed now) πŸ˜‰ 🀣

We got stuck half way to the top, and couldn’t go any farther because there were no branches to hang on to. So we did the next logical thing, and slid all the way to the bottom (Filling our shoes with dirt) and into the tiny stream below (thereby filling them with water. THEREBY! We were muddy.) LOL! πŸ˜‚ 🀣

After walking 37 miles (or 1 1/2 I guess maybe), we reached our destination – a small (but large for the area) pool of water. πŸ˜€

After spending a little while there, talking and wading in the water *trying* to catch the fish, we headed back.

(And I most certainly was not so thirsty on the way back that I drank some of the stream water.) Hey, it was (mostly) clear!!! LOL! 🀣🀣🀣

When we got back to Juan’s house, we had a little bit of Bible reading and singing time which was great. πŸ˜€

Philip and Me

And there y’all have it, folks! πŸ˜€ It was a great time, and believe me, we got home tired, lol! XD I hope you guys enjoyed the photos, and I’ll see you in my next post! I hope everyone is having a great day. πŸ’•

I’m off to make some cheese! πŸ˜‚ πŸ§€

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

April 2021, Recap

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April 2021, Recap

Hey everyone!

I’m so sorry about my unannounced break from blogging. XD I was super busy, we went on a trip, I was unmotivated for a while, and I just never found time to sit down and make a post. Between all those things, I’ve been gone for almost a month now… In fact, my last post was my March Recap. Oops!!

Anyway, back to the original purpose of this post…. IT’S MAY!!! (Well, as of tomorrow) πŸ˜‰ (Is anyone else as shocked as I am? Comment below) XD

April 2021

~ I got the books in the mail that I talked about in my Book Haul post! (Very quick background story: I bought the book Little Women on a used books website, and it ended up being a very revised kid’s version… So I bought it again!)

This time, it was the original, and IT’S SOOO THICK!!! I love it…. 😍 I’m really excited to read it. (I love thick books!!!)

And I also tagged on two Anne of Green Gables books, since I had a $5 coupon. I’m excited for those too! πŸ˜€

~ A couple pictures from Church.

~I planted a (very) small flower garden! I planted zinnias and sunflowers. I’m really excited for them to come up!!! πŸ˜€ I’ll probably post pictures when they bloom, but until then, you’ll have to content yourself with this beautiful picture of… dirt.

My poor flower bed looks rather forlorn at this point, but don’t worry, something will *probably* come up. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚

~ I sewed a skirt and an apron! I really love how they turned out. πŸ˜„

~ Selfies with Lizzie XD (Believe me, I had to search through the pictures for a decent one that wasn’t too goofy) πŸ˜‚

And honestly, not a whole ton else happened (that I remember at least…..) XD

ONLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY MONTH!

(In case you thought I had no more pictures to show you…. Believe me, I have a lot.) However, I want to do a ful post on it later, so I’m going to *try* and choose only a few to show you for now. πŸ˜‰

~We went to my grandparent’s house this month, and we had a super fun time!! I had a lot of fun with my grandparents, and my aunt, and I also got to meet my uncle’s girlfriend, Carolina. πŸ˜€ I’d been friends with her online for a while, and it was so great to finally meet her! πŸ’–

And I have a TON more pictures, that will just have to wait till a later post. πŸ˜„ It was a great time though! πŸ˜€ ❀️

In April, I….

Read:

~Riddle of the Ruby Ring by C.R Hedgcock (4.5 Stars)

~Set Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy (5 Stars!)

~ Scout and the Haunted Castle by Piet Prins (4 Stars)

~Romance God’s Way by Eric and Leslie Ludy (4.5 Stars)

~Paula the Waldinsian (5 Stars!)

~The Treacherous Trail by C.R Hedgcock (5 Stars!)

Watched:

~An Adoniram Judson Documentary

~The Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club

Favorite Songs:

~Be Thou My Vision by BYU. (I’m not mormom, by the way!!) πŸ˜‚

~O Sing My Soul by Matt Boswell

~Take the World but Give me Jesus by Coffey Ministries

Blog Posts:

~March 2021 Recap

Youtube Videos:

~I will Call Upon the Lord Acapella

(Yeah, I wasn’t very active this month….) XD


Anyways, there was a recap of our last month! It was really good, and I’m really looking forward to May!!!

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

How was your month? Do you have any plans for May?

March 2021 Recap

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March 2021 Recap

Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

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

~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! πŸ˜‚ ❀️ πŸ‘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. πŸ˜„

Pizza making party!!! πŸ˜πŸ•

~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. ❄️

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. πŸ™‚ I made normal butter, as well as cinnamon butter, which my siblings loved.

Playing Catan πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

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

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!) πŸ˜‚ 😜

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

Yum!

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

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. πŸ˜€

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

The whole family (except for me) at the table. πŸ˜€
This picture was taken at the same time as the picture above it, just from a different angle! πŸ˜‚
All of my siblings and I! ❀
Several of my siblings and I πŸ˜€

Thanks to my family for an awesome birthday!!!!! It was a blast!

And um… It’s kind, really hard to believe I’m 17….! πŸ˜‚ (Well, as of tomorrow) πŸ˜‰ Like how am I thought old?! πŸ‘΅πŸ» I don’t feel that old… Maybe that’s because I haven’t had my actual birthday yet! 🀣 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. 😜 πŸ˜‚ 😁 πŸ‘‹

Love,

Rosy

A Visit with Friends

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Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

Yesterday we went to visit some friends we haven’t seen since earlier this year. πŸ™‚ In fact, here’s a blog post I wrote about last time we visited them! We had a very good time with them. πŸ™‚

We brought and roasted hot dogs for lunch, which was fun!

Roasting Hot Dogs
The moms (and Gracie) talking.
A few of the little kids πŸ˜€

We got to ride horses! It was my first time really riding a horse. It was a blast!! (Yes, I woke up in the morning extremely sore, but… WORTH IT!) 😁 πŸ˜‚

We all enjoyed our time very much! πŸ˜€ And we got very sunburned! 😜 πŸ˜‚ (Again, worth it!) I’m very glad that we were able to go. πŸ™‚

Rosy 🌹

Trip Recap, Part Two: Arizona Family Camp

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Hey guys! I’m finally here with part 2 about our trip! The reason I haven’t done this sooner is because we went on yet another trip… So I guess maybe I’ll tell y’all about that in part 3? We’ll see! XD

But as for right now…. Here are some pictures of our time at family camp with the amazing Heritage Baptist Church! (Get ready, cause I have A LOT of pictures here!) XD

We got there a couple of hours early, so we took a hike in the surrounding area.


Playing piano with my friend, Susie
Singing together!
Kaelyn, Lizzie and I
Emily and I
Susy and I!
The whole lot of us XD
Kyra and I!
Singing

Family camp was AMAZING. We had a blast, and an awesome time of fun and fellowship. LOVE THESE PEOPLE! ❀ πŸ˜€ (And miss you guys!)

After family camp, we went to my friend, Kyra’s, house.

This pictures is proof that Kyra and I have the same brain…. We’re doing practically the same thing in every photo! XD
Doing gymnastics
The mom’s talking

Well, I hope that was enough pictures for you guys! XD It was hard to go through and pick which ones to post, because unfortunately I could post all 800 of them. πŸ˜‰ XD This entire trip was a BLAST, and I’m SO glad it was able to happen! ❀

~Rosy

P.S. Here is a video I made about family camp, where you can see tons for stuff we did! πŸ˜€ hope y’all enjoy!

(Also, here’s a video about our trip to Kansas as well!)

James’ Birthday!!!

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Yesterday was my brother, James’, 4th birthday! πŸ˜€

He is such a precious boy, and I love him so much!! ❀ It’s so hard to believe it’s been 4 years since he was born.

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The dessert he picked was chocolate chip cookies and ice cream! πŸ˜‹

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Smile!! XD

Opening gifts

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For his birthday,Β  I made a piΓ±ata, and he helped me paint it. πŸ™‚ 😁

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Pinata

Putting up the piΓ±ata

James and I

I love this picture! β€οΈπŸ’–

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Philip, ferociously attacking the piΓ±ata! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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PiΓ±ata hat XD (LOVE THIS KID!)Β 

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We had an awesome time! πŸ˜€

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES!πŸ’–

~Rosy

P.S. Comment below if you think James is one of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen. πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜β€οΈ

P.S.S If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my last post, What are your Assumptions?. If you haven’t added your assumptions yet, I’d love if you did! πŸ˜€Β 

 

March Recap

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March was a long month… A lot of crazy stuff happened, as I’m sure you know! πŸ˜‰ 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…Β  XD

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Yup. XDΒ 

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! πŸ˜€Β 

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My lil’ buddy ❀ ❀ ❀ 

James can do more pushups than I can, lol XDΒ 

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

 

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Mom had her 40th birthday this month! πŸ˜€

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

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

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

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

Sketchbook

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. πŸ™‚ Here is our church picture (minus a couple families). πŸ˜‰

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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. πŸ˜€

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!! πŸ˜‰

~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? πŸ™‚Β