Category Archives: Friends

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˜€

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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

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~ 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?

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!
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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!)

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˜€

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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. 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 

 

A Monday in the Life of Me

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A Monday in the Life of Me

Hey guys! πŸ˜€Β 

So, I’ve been wanting to do this post for quite a while, but have never gotten around to it. But finally, here I am! Here is what a “normal” Monday looks like for me. πŸ™‚

6:50 AM: I wake up at but decide to stay in bed until my alarm clock goes off, which is at 7:00. When my watch starts beeping, I get up, brush my teeth, get dressed and read my Bible. πŸ™‚

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At 7:45Β We start eating breakfast (Eggs and leftover pancakes), and at 8:00 I go to pick up our maid, Lucia, and her daughter.Β  (They come twice a week.) πŸ™‚

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When I get back, I put on beans for lunch. (They can often be quite dirty, so they take a lot of cleaning!!!) XD

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By around 8:45 I’m ready to start school! πŸ™‚

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11:00: I take a break from school and practice guitar and piano. After half an hour, I return to finish school.:)

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11:55: I finish my school, and there’s still a bit of time before lunch, so I work for a while on a painting that I’ve been working on.

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12:30: We eat lunch. (The beans I cooked this morning) πŸ™‚

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1:00-1:30: In which I kinda just hang around doing nothing….. XD

1:30: I work on my after-lunch chore – organizing toy cabinets. (Again!!!) XD

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2:30: I bring Lucia to the store and then drop her off at her house. πŸ™‚

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3:30: *Starts to make cinnamon rolls*Β  *Aaaand we don’t have yeast* XD So I sit down to read for a while instead. πŸ™‚

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4:30: Mom and Dad leave on a date, while I stay with the kids. The first thing I do is start making popcorn for supper… ;P

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Yum!!!!! πŸ˜€Β 

5:00: We eat popcorn and cheese for supper while watching a movie. (We watched Drive Thru History) πŸ™‚

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7:00: My parents are home, and my sister Susie and I start making cinnamon rolls her birthday tomorrow. (She’s turning 5!) πŸ™‚

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8:15: I am now sitting here at the computer, writing this post…. πŸ™‚

Welp, I guess that brings an end to my Monday. Its been a great day! Thanks for joining me!!! πŸ˜€

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In Christ,

Rosy ❀ 

How was your day? Should I do another one of these posts? If so, which day of the week?Β 

 

 

 

 

Thank you! + Trip to Arizona

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Thank you! + Trip to Arizona

Hey everyone! πŸ™‚Β 

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!!! πŸ˜€


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. πŸ™‚ ❀

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Group games are the best -, especially with awesome friends! πŸ˜€ ❀ 

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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.) 😦  But I am very grateful that we got to go! πŸ™‚ ❀

In Christ,

Rosy ❀ 

 

The Pen-pal Tag

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Averey over at The Providential Blogger, tagged me for this really fun looking tag!!! πŸ˜€ Thanks, Averey!!! πŸ˜€ ❀

RULES
1. Thank the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the 10 questions.
3. List 5 things you like to do with pen-pals.
4. Tag as many other people as you would like.

QUESTION 1: WHEN DID YOU START SNAIL-MAILING?

I started when we moved to Mexico, to keep up with my friends from the States. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 2: HOW MANY PEN PALS DO YOU HAVE?

I’m not even sure. XD Only a few faithful pen-pals, but I have quite a few people that I write on a semi-regular basis. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 3: DO YOU DECORATE YOUR ENVELOPES?

Sometimes yes, when I feel like it, or when I’m not in a big hurry. Which I often am, lol! I love to do it though. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 4: THEMED LETTERS OR RANDOM?

Almost always random, but I like the idea of doing themed letters…

QUESTION 5: IN WHAT COUNTRIES DO YOU HAVE PEN-PALS?

Just the U.S. πŸ˜‰

QUESTION 6: WHY DO YOU WRITE LETTERS?

1) To keep up with my friends in the States! 2) It’s so much fun!!! πŸ˜€

QUESTION 7: DO YOU WRITE LONG LETTERS OR SHORTER LETTERS?

It totally depends. πŸ˜‰

QUESTION 8: WHEN DO YOU RESPOND TO LETTERS AND HOW QUICKLY?

Well, living in Mexico, it’s a bit complicated as we have to go all the way to the border to get and mail letters. So it usually ends up being at least several weeks. πŸ™‚

QUESTION 9: HAVE YOU EVER WAITED TO OPEN LETTERS?

Yes, sometimes! (Actually, I try, but usually, fail…) XD

QUESTION 10: DO YOU CORRESPOND IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES?

Well, I can talk in Spanish, but I don’t have any pen-pals who speak another language.

5 Things I like to do with pen-pals
1. I love exchanging different flavors of tea!
2. Mail tag
3. Exchanging stickers, washi tape and such. πŸ˜‰
4. Movie/song/book recommendations
5. Exchanging bible verse cards and coloring pages

Now let’s see, I shall tag…..

❀ Hattush

❀ Abby Rose

❀Amie

❀ Anna and Pearl 

❀ Audrey Kate 

Thanks again for the tag, Averey! This was fun!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

~Rosy

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Newest painting πŸ˜‰

 

Our Trip to Coahuila

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*Note: Don’t read, unless you love pictures. There’s gonna be a lot on this post!*

On Monday, December 23, my family bundled up in the cold to drive to my grandparent’s house, in Coahuila, Mexico. We stopped for lunch in Torreon, Coahuila at a restaurant called Pizzaria La Sierra.

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Lizzie and I both drew Dad’s portrait on napkins while we were waiting for the food… XD Neither of them look anything like Dad, but at least mine was more realistic, lol!!

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We got to Grandpa and Grandma’s house that night. And we had a lot of fun at their house for the next four days! I have a LOT of pictures…. but I’ll try to limit this post to only my favorites… πŸ™‚

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The mountains there are so beautiful. ❀ No picture could truly do them justice!

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Making Tamales πŸ˜€

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Mom, and her mom. ❀

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My beautiful Grandma ❀

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My brother Philip, Aunt Abigail and I ❀

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Mom, and her Dad playing Backgammon<3

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On a walk

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My Uncle Benjamin and I

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My Uncle Timothy and I

We got some good pictures with all the family. My uncle Timothy did an amazing job with them!!

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I LOVE this picture!!!

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All of us with Grandpa and Grandma ❀

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Us with Uncle Benjamin ❀

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Us with Aunt Anna ❀

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All the redheads!!! (I love this picture!) ❀

On the last day of our stay, some good friends of ours came up to visit. We had an awesome time with them!!!!!! πŸ˜€ ❀

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I love these people!!!! ❀

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My uncle, and friend Valeria

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Three crazy people. xD ❀

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Love this picture!! ❀

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Benjamin, and two Andys. ❀

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❀ My Grandpa and I!! ❀

That was a lot of pictures. But it took a lot of self-control not to post them all!! XD ;P

We got home on Saturday, December 28. I was glad to be home, even though I totally would have stayed a few more days. XD (Or weeks?!?!) It was an awesome trip!!!

(Note: Thanks to Timothy, Benjamin, Sinead, and Valeria for letting me use some of their pictures!! love you guys!!!) πŸ˜€ ❀ 

~Rosy

P.S. It finally snowed today! (Cuz if it’s gonna be cold, it might as well snow, lol…) XD

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