Category Archives: Life

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?

 

 

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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Gaby and I… XD โค

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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

 

 

Happy Autumn!

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Happy Autumn!

Yes, it’s been Autumn for three days, and no, I haven’t gotten around to posting about it until just now… Oh well! XD

But anyway, as I was saying… It’s Fall. Like, wow. Where did Summer go? (Who else feels like it just started?!) *Raises hand*

It’s been raining (And thundering, and lightening!) quite a bit lately, which is amazing. *Happy sigh* Especially at night. It’s awesome going to sleep with the sound of thunder all around… (Not to mention that at night you don’t have to worry about the electricity going out…. lol.)

So yeah, it’s Fall. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope y’all have been enjoying it as much as I have!

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Have a great Autumn everyone!! 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

Update From the Past Month

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So, the last few weeks have been… Hard. And sad, and good, and fun, and rough, and sweet, and awful, and happy, and terrible… Bitter and sweet. And yeah. That pretty much explains it.

Last week we went to Pheonix, Arizona to attend the unexpected funeral of our little friend, Joshua Young. โค๏ธย Please pray for his family during this time of loss. ๐Ÿ˜”ย โค๏ธย Here’s a song that has been an encouragement to me over the last few days. Actually, here’s two!

I got to visit quite a few friends in Arizona last week! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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Singing! โค (Actually, we wereย singing, but the sight of a camera sent us laughing…) XD

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More singing<3

And in other news family news… We got sick, bought a keyboard and spent 2 days in the car together. (During which, we passed the time by listening to Jonothan Park, and Lamplighter Theatre!)

Also, the peaches on our peach tree are starting to get ripe, which I’m excited about because they are SO. GOOD. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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Yuuum!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, a few weeks ago we went to the graduation party of someone we know. There was a lot of visiting and food, and all of us ladies and girls spent a lot of time talking, laughing and watching some of the men and boys playing soccer. It was a very enjoyable time. ๐Ÿ™‚

For the meal, they cooked up the pig. (The one you see down below.) Hopefully y’all aren’tย tooย grossed out by this! ;P While we were eating, we sat and watched our food’s head dangling in front of us. ๐Ÿ™‚ Dad got up and took a selfie with his friend, Elย Cochi. (The Pig)

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The little boys hanging out with the pig. Or is the pig hanging out with the boys? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚

 

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The women, visiting. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, I should probably head to bed now… It’s almost 10:00 at night here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think I will post this tomorrow though. I’ll probably be able to check for typos and stuff better after I get some sleep… XD ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Rosy

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Life is a Gift

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There is a special gift that God has given us. A gift that, once lost, can never be regained.

It’s called life.

We don’t deserve it. We didn’t even do anything to earn it. But He gave it to us.

The question is, what are we going to do with it?

How are we going to live our lives?

We could just live for ourselves. Just chill and relax. Do whatever you want. Don’t worry about what might happen to us when life on earth is over. The easy way. But would you really be happy?

No.

Or we could choose to live life for Christ! Serve Him and give Him Glory for all that He has done! Give our lives to Him, and let Him lead. Trust and Obey. I guarantee that that’s the only thing that will give you true happiness.

But not only did God give us life. He gave us Hope.

He gave us the very greatest gift of all time!

His own son, Jesus!

God sent his son down to this earth, to pay for our sins. To give us hope for a life with Him.

Have you given your heart to Jesus? Trusted Him to save you from your sins?

Some may say, “Well, I’ll do it later,” or, “There’s still plenty of time to make that decision. No hurry!”

But no!

You never know when it will be too late! Our life is but a vapor – only God knows how long it will last.

As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.

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Don’t wait until it’s too late. Live your life for Christ!

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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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James is so cute! โคย 

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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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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˜‰

Life is Hard, But God is Good

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Life is Hard, But God is Good

Life is Hard, But God is God.

~Anne Beiler

When I first saw this quote, I really, really liked it. I wrote it down in my journal, and it has been an encouragement to me the last few months. It reminds me that even when life seems too hard to bear, and when circumstance are difficult, God is still with me, and He cares. Because He’s still God! He always has been, and always will be. He’s the Alpha and the Omega- the Beginning and the End. And everything in between.

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He has all power, and we can trust Him with our lives. He knows what is best for us, even more than we, or any one else, could ever know! So, when things are in life are not going as we plan, or we’re going to tough trials, we can always depend on Him, because guys… He seriously knows what He’s doing!

~Rosy

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