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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… ๐Ÿ™‚

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The mountains there are so beautiful. โค No picture could truly do them justice!

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Making Tamales ๐Ÿ˜€

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Mom, and her mom. โค

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My beautiful Grandma โค

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My brother Philip, Aunt Abigail and I โค

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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 โค

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Us with Uncle Benjamin โค

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Us with Aunt Anna โค

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All the redheads!!! (I love this picture!) โค

On the last day of our stay, some good friends of ours came up to visit. We had an awesome time with them!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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I love these people!!!! โค

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My uncle, and friend Valeria

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Three crazy people. xD โค

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Love this picture!! โค

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Benjamin, and two Andys. โค

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โค My Grandpa and I!! โค

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!!!) ๐Ÿ˜€ โคย 

~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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Hey guys!! Here is an update of what’s been going on in my life. ๐Ÿ˜€

Lately, I have…..

Read

It’s a Jungle out There by Ron Snell

The Unexpected Journey by Douglas Bond

The Lost Art of True Beauty by Lesly Ludy

Deliver the Ransom Alone by Verda Glick

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Watched

Polycarp

It’s a Wonderful Life

Flywheel

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Listened to

Oh Come, Oh Come Emanual – Peter Hollens. my favorite version of this song!!!!

Big Enough – Happy Goodmans. My family has been singing this song forever, and I finally found it on Youtube!!!

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me – City Alight. I love this song!

The Unbelievable – Sovereign Grace.ย  โค

And more….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Other

~I got to see several of my friends recently, which was fun!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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~AND LOOK AT THIS SHIRT I GOT! I love it, lol! XD (The top word is “Redheads” btw. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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~Also, as I said in an earlier post, I have been getting into painting. I’ve been enjoying it very much!!

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~The weather has been getting a lot colder lately. This morning, the goat’s water had frozen several inches thick.

 

Other things that have been keeping me busy…

~Marshmallow making!

~Photography

~School

~Making song videos with my siblings

~Practicing singing with my sisters

~Playing guitar and piano

~Listening to music

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~This week we will be getting ready to go to my grandparent’s house (they live in another state in Mexico, about 11 or 12 hours from us) for Christmas. We are very much looking forward to that!!! If I end up getting any good pictures, I will hopefully be posting them here sometime. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this packed post!! XD

In Christ,

Rosy ๐Ÿ™‚ โคย 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving! (And Happy Birthday to Me…!)

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Happy Thanksgiving! (And Happy Birthday to Me…!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!ย  I hope everyone had a wonderful (and thankful) day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some of the things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving are: (not in any particular order)

  • God’s love
  • My family
  • My friends
  • This blog, and all my blog followers
  • Music
  • God’s Word
  • Foodย 
  • Books
  • A warm fire
  • And much, much more!!

A few days ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving with friends (two families) who we haven’t seen since, well, last Thanksgiving. We had a great time with them! ๐Ÿ˜€

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The little guys… Aren’t they cute?! โค

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18


And also, a few days ago (on the 22) I turned 16! Thanks so much to everyone who help make my birthday special! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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~Rosy

What are some things you are grateful for? What did your family do for Thanksgiving?ย 

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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Have you ever seen the ocean?

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Birthday, Baptism, and Border Trip. (And More!)

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Hi everyone! I have a big long post for you today, so beware. ๐Ÿ˜‰ XD

Hey, I just realized I could call this post The Three B’s for short… XD ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜œ

Anyway…! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

We had a really busy and exciting two weeks during my media fast. One of the first things that happened was the birthday party of my friend, Karen. She turned 15. In Mexico, when a girl turns 15 she’s basically considered an adult and eligible for marriage. (Wow, that’s crazy isn’t it??? I can’t even imagine… XD) Anyway, she asked me to take pictures at the party for her. Which I did, and enjoyed doing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are a few of them… ๐Ÿ™‚

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I LOVE this picture!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค The girl’s names are Maria and Rebekah.

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My friend, Karen, and I. โค

There was also a piรฑata for the kids, although the adults joined in some too. I did not get any good picture of that since it was night, but here’s something from my Dad’s phone… Terrible picture, but it’ll do… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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And, in other, really exciting news, we had our first baptism at the church we’re planting here in Mexico!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was a man named Alejandro (Alexander), and it’s been so awesome to see God working in his, and his wife’s, life. Praise the Lord!!! He is so good.

Here’s a slideshow I put together with the pictures I took during church last Sunday, the Baptism, and the meal afterwards. (Not to mention the water fight that was bound to happen when you have kids and young adults standing around with nothing much else to do… XD ) It was a great time. ๐Ÿ˜€


The day before yesterday my Dad, Philip, Bekah and I took a trip up to the El Paso, Texas to get our mail, and get some supplies. This time we planned on making it there and back in one day! ๐Ÿ˜€ Usually we have to stay a night in a hotel.

We got up at 3:00 and left at 3:30 am. We drove for a few hours until we got to a small town to get breakfast. We got food for all four of us, for the equivalent of $3.50 US dollars. We had to laugh about how much food for us all would have costed in the States, and how different Mexico and the States are from eachother! XD

We reached the border by around… 9:00 am I think. We crossed uneventfully, and drove to El Paso which was nearby the border crossing. We couldn’t go to Costco yet, since it opens at ten, so we went to Goodwill, where we bought… Nothing! Then we went to Savers, where we bought… Nothing! XD ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ;P After that, we went to Walmart, and a few other places. We ate lunch at Costco. Well, actually we got lunch at Costco, brought it to the car and ate it there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Then we did a few other things, including picking up our mail, then heading across the border again. We were home by 9:30 that night! We were so tired… XD

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Philip and I, while Dad and Bekah were in an auto parts store… And Dad left his phone. So… XD

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And, yeah… I think that was most of the big things that happened… At least that I can think of. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In other random news….

I read…

This book:

โฌ‡๏ธŽSummer of Suspense by C.R. Hedgcock. this book was really good! I thinkย  would rate it… 4 or 4 1/2 stars… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would definitely recommend this one!

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โฌ‡๏ธŽThis book: Joey by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley. 3 1/2 stars. ๐Ÿ™‚

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โฌ‡๏ธŽThis book: For One Moment by Christmas Carol Kauffman. guys. This book… ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ญย Is so good… And sad… (Which is why I’m frowning in one of the pictures… ) Anyway, this is a great book. (One of the rare few that actually make me cry!) I would rate it 6 stars! ๐Ÿ˜

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And I’ve read several more books lately, but I won’t list them all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Ohhhhh!!!!! There’s one thing Iย haveย to tell you guys!!! First you have to guess…

What, you don’t like to guess?

Ok, fine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ XD

We’re going… SOUTH!!! YES! To Alabama and Georgia… I am so excited!!! It’s mainly for a family reunion, since my Mom has lots of family there. We’re also going to get to see some friends for the first time. (I’m especially excited to finally get to meet my friend, Amie, from Crazy A!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ) Anyway, it’s still almost a month until we leave. I think we leave on the 3rd or 4th of June… Something like that. ๐Ÿ™‚ We are all waaay excited!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Before I leave, here is a really good quote I found recently. It really made me think.

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Sorry about such a long, packed post… Hope y’all like long posts, lol! XD ๐Ÿ˜‰

In Him,

Rosy

p.s. this is so funny! XD

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Have you read any of the books I mentioned in this post? What do you think about the quote? Do you like longer, or shorter posts the best? (Or medium sized???) ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

 

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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Sword fighting

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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˜‰