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Book Haul!! (+Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4)

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Book Haul!! (+Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4)

Hey everyone!! πŸ˜€

I have a really fun post for today. I recently bought several books from Thriftbooks, and I’m going to do a book haul, and show you guys what I got!!

Thriftbooks is my favorite place to buy books, as you can often get them for an incredibly cheap price. They are used, but are generally in good condition. πŸ™‚

As you can see, I was pretty excited to get the packages! Getting books in the mail is one of the bestest and funnest feelings ever…!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ“š

I bought 9 books altogether, for around 35 dollars. To me, that seems like an awful lot of money, but when you consider that it’s only a little over 3 dollars per book…. Super good deal!! Anyways, here’s what I got, and what I spent on them!! (And believe me, I spent a long time very carefully contemplating which books to get!) πŸ˜‚


Roses for Mama by Jannette Oke ($4.67)

I haven’t read this one yet, but my mom really loved it when she was younger, so I’m excited to read it!

A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke ($4.19)

Another one by the same author, because I love her books!

A Father’s Promise by Donna Lynn Hess ($3.99)

Several of my siblings love this book, so I had to get it. Plus, I love WWII stories. I have a feeling this book is going to make it into my list of favorites. πŸ™‚

Through the Fire by Diane Noble ($4.39)

The first books of the Mysteries and the Minister’s Wife series.

A State of Grace by Traci Depree ($3.99)

And the second book! I read these a long time ago, and loved them. I’m excited to read them again!!

Deepest Roots of the Heart by Chautona Havig ($4.39)

Another WWII story!!! I’m just starting to read this author’s books. πŸ™‚

Emma by Jane Austen ($3.99)

Been wanting to read this one for quite awhile! So far the only Jane Austen books I’ve read is Pride and Prejudice, which I loved. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Emma. πŸ˜€

Joni – And Unforgettable Story by Joni Earekson Tada ($4.79)

An autobiography by a very inspiring lady! I’ve watched a movie about her, but haven’t yet read any of her books. πŸ™‚

Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare ($3.99)

The is another one my siblings have read and liked. I’ve wanted to read it for a long time, and I also love the other books by this author!

And there you go! I’m SO excited to read these books!! I had some credit from past orders, so one of these books was free, but I don’t remember which. Also, since I spent over $10, shipping was free, which was awesome! I would totally recommend Thriftbooks to anyone who loves books, but doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on them. (Also, if you don’t mind your books being a little worn, if you choose the cheapest option) πŸ™‚ It’s awesome!!


Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4

Here are the last two parts of Vlogmas that I did over on my Youtube channel. Hope you guys enjoy! I posted Vlogmas Weeks 1 and 2 HERE, so go check these out if you haven’t yet!!

Vlogmas – Week 3

Vlogmas – Week 4

Love,

Rosy ❀️ πŸ“š

Have you guys read any one these books? Do you buy from Thriftbooks, or know of any other cheap book websites?

December 2021, Recap

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December 2021, Recap

Hey everyone!

Between Christmas, and seeing some of our family and friend, December was a great month!! For once, I don’t think that I will have any trouble finding good photos for you guys. I have lots to go through, so let’s just get into it!

In early December, we got together with some friends of ours to celebrate Thanksgiving. Late I know, but that was the time that worked for everyone. πŸ˜‰ We had a really good time!

All of the kids together!

My brother, Andy, broke his arm while we were there, playing Capture the Flag. Everyone signed his cast.

One of our December traditions is to have a paper snowflake party, complete with Christmas music. It’s always a lot of fun!

We celebrated Christmas as a family on December 17th, since we were going to be on a trip for Christmas day. We had cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs for breakfast, which was really good!!

We played the Christmas Ball together, which is another family tradition. You can see how it works HERE. It’s a lot of fun!! I didn’t get any pictures of it, but you can watch us doing it in this vlog. πŸ˜€ It was an awesome day, celebrating the birth of Jesus. πŸ˜„

I did lot of baking in December. I made cookies, marshmallows (twice), enchiladas, cinnamon rolls, and more!

I did a mini photoshoot of my brother James (5). He’s adorable!! I love this pictures. πŸ’•

On December 21st, we left on our trip to my grandparent’s house. We visited some friends on the way. πŸ˜€

Over the next few days, we had a great time visiting with my grandparents, uncles and aunts!

My Aunts, Anna and Abigail, and my cousin Mikayla.
My grandpa and Me!

My uncle Joshua and Me
I love this picture!!
Abigail and Me!

While there, I straightened my hair for the first time in quite a few years! It was a lot of fun, and I really like how it turned out. It’s so different though!!

It was a great, and memorable time! πŸ˜€

We drove home on the 25th, and the rest of December was just recovering from the trip, and getting school and chores going again. πŸ™‚


In December, I…

Read:

~A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (5 Stars)

~A Christmas Carol Society by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)

~Mandie and the Holiday Surprise by Lois Gladys Leppard (3 stars)

~Questions God Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars)

~Anne’s House of Dreams my L.M. Montgomery (5 stars)

~Christmas Jars by Jason Wright (5 stars)

~It’s a Jungle out There by Ron Snell (5 stars!)

I forgot to add that last book to my collage, which is too bad, since it’s one of my absolute favorites!!

Bible:

~1 Kings

~2 Kings

~Matthew

~1 John

~2 John

~3 John

~Titus

Blog Posts:

~November 2021, Recap// Celebrating November’s National Holidays

~Vlogmas – Weeks One and Two

~Spell the Month in Books: December

Youtube Videos:

~Vlogmas – Week One

~Vlogmas – Week Two

~Vlogmas – Week Three

(There will be a week four, but it’s not quite finished yet.) πŸ˜‰


How was your December? Can you believe it’s almost 2022?!

Love,

Rosy

October 2021, Recap

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October 2021, Recap

Hey everyone! πŸ˜ƒ

How was everyone’s month? October went by so fast for me! That may be because I spent more than half of it pretty sick with Covid. More on that later. Thankfully, I’m getting really close to being being better!

October started with us still in Arizona, visiting our friends there. It was a really good time!! October 2nd was my good friends, Maggie and Jon’s wedding. ❀️

It was a really beautiful wedding!! ❀️

Love these people!!
Me with my amazing friends, Gabby and Kyra

It was a great trip!! It was amazing too see our friends there after quite a while.

We drove home soon after, and everyone was super tired from the trip. We all got sick almost as soon as we arrived. πŸ˜‚ I didn’t do a whole lot during that time except sleep, read and do a bit of school when I could. That sickness lasted for about a week I think, and we were all glad when it was over. πŸ™‚

I decorated my bulletin board and dresser for fall. I pressed some leaves, printed some pictures, and my friend Kyra made the “thankful” sign. I love how everything ended up looking!! 🍁

Mmm, pumpkin pie!! πŸ₯§

Playing Catan with some of my siblings. πŸ˜€

Some friends of ours that we don’t get to see very often visited us for Church. It was a really good time!!

Vannesa, me, Yeseña and Grace. ❀️ It was really good to visit with them!!

Soon after that, we got sick… again. This time even worse – we’re pretty sure it was Covid. Almost all of us lost our taste and smell, which was not fun! It lasted a couple of weeks, but thankfully, we’re all mostly better now.

Since we were sick for so much of October, I don’t really have many more pictures or interesting things that happened. It was sad to be sick so much then, because I love October – but hopefully November will be better!!

In October, I

Read:

~A Man Called Peter (5 stars!!)

~Scout and the Abandoned Mill (4 stars)

~Memorable Women of the Puritan Times Volume One (4 Stars)

~The first part of Little Women (5 Stars)

I didn’t end up reading very much October – maybe it’s because I burned myself out reading 16 books in September, haha! I’m hoping to read more in November.

Bible:

~Judges

~Zecheriah

~Acts

Blog posts:

~September 2021, Recap

~TheIlluminatingBox Etsy Shop Review

~November 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up 

Youtube Videos:


Despite being sick a lot of the time, October was still a great month. πŸ˜€ As Anne of Green Gables once said… “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” πŸ˜‰ I’m glad we have Novembers too, and I’m really excited for this month!

Love,

Rosy

What did you do in October? Do you have any plans for November?

October Bullet Journal Set Up 🍁 πŸ‚

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Hey everyone!!

IT’S FALL!!! I’ve been looking forward to autumn for a while, and I’m so excited it’s finally here! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. πŸ™‚ 🍁 πŸ‚ πŸ˜„ YAY for fall!!

So of course, my theme for October is… Autumn! πŸ˜€

The cover page is a lot more complicated than I normally make, but I really love how it turned out!! It’s soo fall-y! XD πŸ˜€

Next we have a quote made (Which I love!!), and A Line a Day. πŸ™‚

Habit and Mood Tracker. πŸ™‚

Sleep Tracker, Bible Reading Tracker and my social tracker. πŸ™‚

So far I have only a couple of books written down, but don’t worry – the entire page will fill up before long. 😁 For now, here’s just the corner of the page that I have. XD

And lastly, here’s my daily log, which I think turned out really nice and atumn-y. πŸ˜„ πŸ‚

And there we have it! This is one of my favorite set ups I’ve ever done. 🍁 Did I mention I love Autumn? I love coziness, reading books and drinking tea, all the pretty colors… I’m really looking forward to doing all the autumn-y things, and checking off my bucket list (which I hope to post later!)

Anyway, we have a two week trip coming up the day after tomorrow (which I’m SO excited about!), so I have to go continue getting ready. So I won’t be posting for a couple of weeks and my September Recap may be a few days late, but I’ll be back soon, hopefully with some fall posts! πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy ❀️ 🍁

P.S. Even though this was posted today, I actually wrote it on September 22, at 4:30 PM. XD So when you read this, assuming you read it shortly after being posted, we’ll probably be on our trip and having an amazing time. πŸ™‚ Consequently, I may not be on the computer to moderate and answer comments, but I will soon. Have a great day!! ❀

What’s your favorite season? Do you prefer “Fall” or “Autumn”?

August 2021 Recap

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August 2021 Recap

Hey everybody!!

Can you believe it’s already September?! I’m especially excited for this month, because 1) AUTUMN! and 2) We’re planning on taking a trip to go to Family Camp with our Church there. We haven’t seen them in a year now (which is waayyy too long), and we’re really, really, extremely excited!!! That’s near the end of the month, and I’m very sure you’ll hear lots about it in future posts. πŸ˜€ So exciting!

This post, however, is about August, not September, so let’s get into it!! πŸ˜€


Early in the month, our family traveled to a town a few hours away to visit some good friends of ours and to start of some evangelical meetings there. We stayed for a couple of days, and had a really good time!

A bunch of us got up early(ish) in the morning to go hiking with our friends in the mountains Ok, large hills by the town. We hiked for a couple of miles, but it felt like longer, as some parts weren’t super easy going. It was loads of fun though! The little kids did a great job keeping up. πŸ˜„

The view was really pretty from the top!!

Later that afternoon we played soccer until we were tired out, and then they taught us a Mexican game that I forget the name of…. It was kinda similar to baseball, but also quite different. I don’t even know how to play baseball. But they told me it was similar, so. Lol!

After that we rested, and watched the kids get wet and muddy, and catch toads. It was really hot and dry, so the water felt good. πŸ˜‚

That evening we held a meeting inside our friend’s pizza place, which went well. πŸ™‚ We left at around… 8:00 maybe? And got home around 11 or 12. πŸ˜„ It was a really good time!!


I can’t think of any other major events or anything that happened after that, so here are a few random photos for you guys. πŸ˜€

James and Me!
Mom and the youngest kids doing school
Andy and a garter snake he caught

Some pictures of our family on a walk. I got carried away taking pictures with my brother’s camera. The selfie stick was fun, lol! I won’t post all the pictures (there were a lot XD), but here are a couple of the best ones.

Dad doing a Bible study with some friends of ours in the mountains
Dad and a few of the kids at a restaurant during a border trip

In August I…

Read:

  1. Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins (5 stars)
  2. Journey’s of Four by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
  3. Beautiful Girl by Karen Andreola (4 stars)
  4. Her Mother’s Secret by E.D.E.N. Southworth (5 stars)
  5. Jacob DeShazer by Janet and Geoff Benge (5 stars)
  6. Scout and the Sailing Slueths by Piet Prins (4 stars)

Bible:

~Numbers

~Ecclesiastes

~Lamantations

~Job

~Psalms

~Luke

I did read as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I will get more reading in this month!

Blog Posts:

~July 2021, Recap

~Advertisement/Review Opportunity

~My New Laptop (+ Some Random Memes to make this Post moreΒ Interesting)

~β€œGraphics by Josie” Etsy ShopΒ Review!

~September Bullet Journal SetΒ Up


Love,

Rosy

How was your August? Do you have any plans for September?

New School Year//Starting 11th Grade!

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New School Year//Starting 11th Grade!

Hey everyone!

This week, we started a new school year! Everyone moved up a grade, and we all got new books and planners, which my mom made.

I’d been finished with 10th grade for a few weeks, so I was more than ready to get started with school again! I always love starting a new school year. New school books, planners, notebooks, supplies, and new motivation… love it!

This year, I decided to share with you all what my 11th grade is like! I hope you guys enjoy!!

This year I have 9 different subjects/books. I’m going to list them all here, and then go into each one in a bit more detail.

~Intro to Anatomy

~For You They Signed

~ Jensen’s Punctuation

~Great Christian Classics

~Beyond the Book Report

~Creative Writing

~Bible

~Creative Thinking

~Math

First, here is my planner! Mom made it, and I designed the cover. I really like how it turned out!! Inside is a weekly chart, where I can check off the books as I do them each day.

Intro to Anatomy

This book was published my MasterBooks. There are are 4 textbooks with different topics, and I will be going through them one my one, and doing the worksheets in the teacher’s guide. πŸ™‚ Anatomy isn’t my favorite subject for sure, but it is quite interesting!

For You They Signed – The Spiritual Heritage of those who Shaped our Nation

This was written by Marilyn Boyer, and also sold by MasterBooks I believe. πŸ˜€ This goes through each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, one by one in detail. πŸ™‚

Jensen’s Punctuation

Again, by MasterBooks!!! (If you can’t tell, we rather like them…)πŸ˜‚ Last year I did Jensen’s Grammar, which I really did not like, but Jensen’s Punctuation has bene better so far. (So far!!) 😜 😁

Great Christian Classics

Put together by Kevin Swanson, and published by Generations. This is definitely the hardest out of everything! However, I am rather enjoying it. (And a different kind of way…🀣) Right now I’m reading through Augustine’s Confessions, which is difficult, but it’s a good challenge! The hardest part is actually probably answering the Questions about it though. But it’s good!! And after I finish Augustine’s Confessions, I will go through Patrick’s Confessions, The autobiography of John Patton, and more. πŸ™‚

Beyond the Book Report

By Demme Learning, the same people who do Math-U-See I believe. (Which I have never done, and am fine with leaving it that way… haha!) XD This one is a bit slower paced, so I’m not completely sure how I feel about it yet. Basically, it’s about writing good book reports. So exciting. (I’d rather read the book without the report.) 😏 πŸ˜‰ LOL! XD

Creative Writing

Another writing book, but this one is a lot of fun! It’s definitely written for a younger audience, but hey. πŸ˜‚ Written by Jennifer Yoder, and sold by Christian Light Education. It has lots of fun writing prompts and assignments, so yeah. It’s fun. πŸ˜‰

Bible

Speaking of Christian Light Education (CLE), I’m also doing their Bible course. CLE uses Light Units, which are just thin little booklets, and you have about 10 of them that you work though throughout the year. πŸ™‚

Creative Thinking

Published by Critical Thinking. This one’s been pretty fun so far! πŸ™‚ There are puzzles, and brain bending stuff, etc. XD 😁

Math

And last and definitely least, we have math! LOL. I’m not a huge fan of math, but it’s not really bad, when I understand it! (23% of the time maybe) XD

Currently I’m doing math online, and I’m using CTC Math. (And I have no clue what that stands for. Chastising The Children maybe. Or Chipmunks Talk Carelessly. I doubt that one, but you never know! )

If this screenshot doesn’t scare you, then nothing will! (Or is it just me?) 🀣

And here’s everything! All my books fit perfectly in this tote, which I keep them in. πŸ˜ƒ (That’s NOT an iPad in there by the way! Just an iPad box, which I conveniently keep my pen and pencils in. )😁

And there are all my subjects for 11th grade! Now I want to show some of the school supplies I got! Usually I don’t buy special things specifically for starting school, but this time I decided I wanted to. I only have 2 grades left after all! (Wow, that still shocks me!) XD

I got the two super pretty notebooks at Walmart! The plain blue one is for History and Anatomy, and the second one is mainly for math. πŸ˜„

I got these rainbow pencils, also at Walmart. I know they are certainly not the best quality (like 2 dollars folks), but they’re sooo pretty, and that’s what matter to me in this case. 😁 πŸ˜‹ 🌈

(Oh and I can’t forget this random pretty pencil my friend Kyra gave me! Lol!)

These little magnetic bookmarks (I got at WALMART) have been the perfect fun (and useful!) edition to my 11th grade! And the sticky notes were given to my by my friend, Emily, and I love them!

And last, most most certainly NOT least, in fact it’s my favorite things ever… This awesome set of colorful pens!!!! (I definitely did NOT get them at Walmart. Ok I did. I love that place. It’s a good thing I don’t get to go there very often… LOL!)

Anyway, I’ve had and LOVED these pens (in black) for quite a while, and they’ve been my absolute favorite pens I’ve ever used like EVER. So it’s so much fun to get them in colors! They’re a bit expensive though. Well, for me. $12.00. Maybe that’s not that expensive for most people…. πŸ˜‚ πŸ€‘

But it was totally worth it. I’m not using these only for school (that would be hard), but it’s certainly fun and motivating to be able to write my notes in all the pretty colors. 😍 😁

There’s everything, in all it’s beauty!!!

So yeah! That was SO MUCH fun, getting ready for, and starting 11th grade. The first day of school went well, with me going through it a bit slowly though, getting things figured out, as is expected. πŸ™‚

And my sister’s new kitten, Denver, was definitely not being a major distraction. (But honestly, he is WAY TO CUTE!)

And there you guys go! If you didn’t like the rest of my post, I’m sure those cat pictures made up for it at least. XD But I hope you enjoyed anyway! I’ve been doing 11th grade for a few days now, and it’s been a lot of fun. (And work, haha!)

I hope everyone’s having a great day!!

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

What grade are you in? What subjects are your favorites/least favorites?

It’s Spring//Spring Photoshoot (YAY!!!)

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Hey everyone!

IT’S SPRING! Yaaaayyy!!!! I’m kinda really excited….. πŸ˜€ It’s starting to warm up a bit, and I can’t wait until it’s started getting green!

This morning, I decided to do a First-Day-Of-Spring Photoshoot! I hope you guys enjoy!

(Note: For some reason, it looks like WordPress is taking down the quality of the photos… Sorry about that!)


When you step out our back door, here what you see. πŸ™‚

Our peach tree budded, and the flowers are so pretty! I always love photographing them every year. 🌸

I hope you guys enjoyed this photoshoot! I really enjoyed taking the photos. πŸ˜„ Which photos were your favorites?

Well, bye for now, and YAY FOR SPRING!!! πŸŒ… 🌸 πŸ¦‹ πŸ’ 🌹 🌳 🌷 ❀️

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

What is one thing you are looking forward to about Spring?

Fall Tag! (+Fall Photos)

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YAY FOR FALL! I don’t know about you, but Fall is one of my top four favorite seasons! (And that’s saying a lot!)

Beka, from Photos by Abby Rose, started this epic looking tag, and nominated me. Thanks Beka! (Check out her post HERE!) I’m really excited to do this tag, because… I love fall!!! ❀


Beka’s Questions

Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch?

Sadly, No XD

Do you like apple cider?

YES!

What one word would you use to describe fall?

Cozy (sometimes) Cool, fun… (Oh, was that three?)

How would you spend a classic fall evening?

What even IS a classic fall evening? I spend evenings in autumn the same way I do other evenings. πŸ˜‚

Have you ever eaten a squirrel?

Nooopeee…..

What animal do you think would blend best with fall?

Foxes!

What’s your favorite fall food?

I like eating all food in the fall ;P (Expect maybe….. liver.) XD

Do you perfer to say autumn or fall?

Good question! It’s funny, because I say both… I guess maybe I say “Fall” more often!

What’s your favorite fall movie?

I’m not sure I’ve ever watched a movie that was specifically about fall. XD


Awesome questions, Beka, and great tag! THANKS!

I’m going to nominate…

Hattush

Jehosheba

Kaelyn

Grace

And Kyra, in the comments 😁

My Questions

  1. Do you like red or green apples?

2. Best fall drink?

3. Sweaters or hoodies?

4. Best fall dessert/treat?

5. Favorite thing about fall?

6. Hot chocolate or apple cider?

7. What’s your favorite kind of pie?

8. What do you associate with fall?

9. Do you like like wearing scarves?

Thanks for reading! And feel totally free to answer one or two (or all) of the questions in the comments. I’d LOVE to hear your answers!!!

Rosy

My 17th Birthday!

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Hey everyone!

Today we celebrated my 17th birthday!!! Technically my birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but since tomorrow is Sunday and were busy all day, we decided to celebrate the day before. (You won’t catch me complaining!) πŸ˜‚ 😜

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

Yum!

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

We had a bunch of toppings on top, such as chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce and caramel sauce (which I also made), blueberries, pecans and sprinkles. AND. The only thing that had any sugar was the sprinkles. πŸ˜€

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

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

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

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

Well, I’m signing off for now! Hope y’all are having a great day, aaaaand… happy birthday to me. 😜 πŸ˜‚ 😁 πŸ‘‹

Love,

Rosy

Trip Recap, Part Two: Arizona Family Camp

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

~Rosy

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

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