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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?

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˜€
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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

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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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 

 

Life as a Missionary Kid in Mexico

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Hey guys! Hattush from Daughter of the Light interviewed me for a guest post on her blog. πŸ˜€ She asked a lot of great questions, especially about our family’s life and ministry here in Mexico. πŸ™‚ Even though this was originally written for her blog, I thought I’d share it with you as well! πŸ˜€


 

  • Why did your family decide to go into missions?

 

Well, my mom’s parents were missionaries in Mexico when she was a girl, and my dad worked with my grandpa before he was married. My parents married in Mexico, and when I was 2 we moved to the States. My Dad wanted to get more training and church experience before going back to plant a church. And 4 and a half years ago, we did! πŸ™‚Β 

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  • What’s one of the funniest things that happened to you in Mexico?

 

I honestly have no idea about this question.Β  Ok, one funny/embarrassing thing that happened to me… Once when we first moved here, I was buying tortillas and asked for β€œflour” tortillas, but instead of using the word for flour, I accidentally used the word for um….. Urine. XD The lady was laughing and laughing, and I never knew until I told Dad about it!

 

 

  • What was the hardest to adjust to?

 

  1. The lack of Christian fellowship. This is something I really took for granted when we lived in the US.Β 
  2. Language! Moving to a country where you know almost nothing of the language was pretty rough. Almost 5 years later, I’m not as fluent as I would have hoped, but at least I can communicate some.Β 

 

 

  • Do you miss the US?

 

Yes, I do, very much. However, it has gotten easier as the years have gone by. I’m really learning to trust God with where He has placed me. I still miss my friends a lot, but the Lord is teaching me to be content.Β 

 

 

  • What’s the hardest thing about being a missionary kid?

 

Maybe the fact that most of my relationships are online-based since most of my friends live in the US, or other parts of Mexico.Β 

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  • What is the most rewarding?

 

Just being right where God has placed us. Also, I love seeing God working in other people’s lives.Β 

 

 

  • What are your favorite things to do when you want to relax? πŸ˜›

 

Definitely doing art! There’s almost never a time when I don’t have some project or another going on! Next to that, it would be reading.

 

  • What is your favorite time of year?

 

That’s a hard one. XD There are pros and cons to every time of year. I love the summer. However in the summer electricity and internet are out almost more than they’re on, because of the rainy season. In the winter, at least we have electricity, but it’s SO cold, and I can’t say I really love the cold. All in all, I guess I’d have to say Summer because I love rain and thunder, even with the lack of internet. πŸ˜‰Β 

 

 

  • What is the climate like?

 

Well, I sort of touched on this in the last question. πŸ˜‰ Spring is actually the hottest time of year, though it rarely even hits 100 degrees which is super nice, especially after living in Phoenix, Arizona! (Where it gets to 120…) XD Summer is fun because it rains a lot and everything gets super green, which I totally love.Β  Fall is just fall, and then in Winter it gets SUPER cold (at least for us, after living in AZ). It snows, although not much, and one of the sad things about Winter is that I always have to wear shoes… XDΒ 

 

 

  • What is something you want to say to other missionary kids?

 

I know it may be hard, but don’t get discouraged! It will get easier. When I accepted living here and surrendered to God, I was a lot happier with my life. Even though it’s still hard sometimes, and I miss my friends, I’m happy.Β 

 

  • What’s a fun fact that not many people know about you? πŸ˜‰

 

Β Β Β My sister Gracie and I are less than a year apart, and we are the same age for 12 days! πŸ˜€Β 

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Gracie and I, 2019


Thanks for those awesome questions, Hattush! ❀ I really enjoyed answering them. (Love you!)

Hope you guys enjoyed reading a little bit about our life here, as missionaries in Mexico! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

~Rosy ❀ 

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 

 

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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Kyra and I ❀ 

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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 ❀ 

 

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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What I’ve Been Doing Lately…

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

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

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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! πŸ™‚

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…Β πŸ˜„Β 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! πŸ˜€

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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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

My first painting:

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I LOVE how this turned out!! ❀

My second painting:Β 

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My third painting:Β 

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

 

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

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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 outΒ quiteΒ as I’d liked, mostly because I ran out of white after doing that light blue sky… But I still like it!!! πŸ˜€ It’s very Fall-y. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ™‚

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  • Singing and playing guitar with visitors.

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

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

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.Β Anyway, I still very much love blogging, so…! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ™‚ I was so thankful for the Christian fellowship with other believers. ❀

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

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Two of my crazy, amazing friends and I!

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I like this one! Kyra, Gaby and I! ❀ πŸ™‚

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Trying on my glasses… XD

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Playing guitar πŸ™‚

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Gaby and I… XD ❀

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This picture is sooo cool!!! πŸ˜€

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One of my favorite pictures!!!! ❀

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Love this group picture!!!

Another one of my favorites…! πŸ˜€ ❀

My friend Kyra, and I!

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Susy and I. πŸ˜€ (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… πŸ˜€ ❀

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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) πŸ˜‰

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This picture is so funny… XD

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Singing with the R’s! πŸ˜€ ❀

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

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!! πŸ™‚ ❀

I hope everyone is having a great day!! πŸ˜€

~Rosy