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December 2021, Recap

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ˜€ It was an awesome day, celebrating the birth of Jesus. ๐Ÿ˜„

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. ๐Ÿ’•

On December 21st, we left on our trip to my grandparent’s house. We visited some friends on the way. ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

We drove home on the 25th, and the rest of December was just recovering from the trip, and getting school and chores going again. ๐Ÿ™‚

In December, I…


~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!!


~1 Kings

~2 Kings


~1 John

~2 John

~3 John


Blog Posts:

~November 2021, Recap// Celebrating Novemberโ€™s National Holidays

~Vlogmas โ€“ 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.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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



Visiting our Grandparents (April, 2021)


Hey everyone! I’m just popping in to tell you guys all about our trip to our grandparent’s house a couple of weeks ago. ๐Ÿ˜„ (I mentioned it briefly in THIS POST) ๐Ÿ™‚ I showed y’all a few pictures, but I have a bunch more here for you guys!

Warning: This may be a long post, so get ready! XD

My grandparent’s live in the mountains of Coahuila, Mexico, about a days drive from our house. We left early in the morning (around 4:00 am, I think). And somehow I was actually able to doze on and off a bit between 5 and 6, which was nice! At around 7:30, we stopped at a burrito stand for breakfast. (If you know me, you know that’s my favorite part of any trip – getting burritos from one of those burrito stands on the side of the road.) Ok, maybe not my FAVORITE, but I love it. Don’t worry, being with my grandparents was much better.๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

Waiting for our burritos in Parral, Chihuahua ๐Ÿ˜

After that, we settled down for our long journey, listening to the daring adventures of Ranger Bill along the way. (Ever since our friends, the Cooks, gave the audio drama to us, no trip has been complete without it!)๐Ÿ˜‚

(Oh, and I forgot to mention, Lizzie brought her dog Jock. He actually did really well in the van.) ๐Ÿ™‚

And this is how we entertain ourselves in the car… LOL! Poor dog! ๐Ÿคฃ

After that, everyone had to try on the sunglasses. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Bekah and I worked in our bullet journals for a while, despite the constant bumping and jostling of the car. (Mexican highways are so much bumpier than in the States) XD We didn’t end up doing for too long though, so we wouldn’t end up ruining our journals forever. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But it was still fun!

Me. Taking a photo. In the gas station bathroom. Brilliant, I know! XD LOL.

After that, we spent the rest of our time reading, being weird and laughing too hard, singing to instrumental bluegrass hymns, being bored, and looking forward to getting there. ๐Ÿ˜€

I also found some neat photography opportunities at a couple of the gas stations. ๐Ÿ˜€ I really like how they turned out! ๐Ÿ˜€

My sister, Grace, tried taking a picture of me… The sun was so bright, it uh, didn’t exactly turn out…! ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿค“ โ˜€๏ธ So yeah, enjoy this super weird picture of me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well, after driving for most of the day, we finally arrived!

The mountains around their house are so pretty!!! โค๏ธ โ›ฐ

While there, my friend Carolina (Caro) came for a visit. It was so awesome to finally be here after being friends online for quite a while! ๐Ÿ˜€ We had a lot of fun together!!! ๐Ÿ’•

Caro and I!

We took LOTS of pictures. I’m only showing you a few of them, haha!

Love this one!!!

And of course, we had to take at least 1 silly picture. Or 35. But I’ll save your guy’s sanity, and only show you one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Caro, Ruthie and I!
Abigail and I!

More fun pictures!

And more….!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

On Friday, we went to church, and my dad preached and led singing. ๐Ÿ˜„

After Church, we (SURPRISE) took even more pictures! Haha!

Caro and I! (well, our hands at least…!) Haha!

While we were there, my parent’s celebrated their 19th anniversary, and my Grandma, Aunt, Sisters and I set up a date night for them in the bedroom. ๐Ÿ˜€

I made this cards to put on their table. (And it was my first time using a real calligraphy pen, so that was super fun!) ๐Ÿ˜€

And yeah, I think that’s about it!

And, I just realized, I have no pictures with my grandpa, or grandpa! (How did that happen?!) ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Well, I love you very much Grandpa and Grandma, and I’m sorry I didn’t get pictures with you guys. To make up, I’ll just have to post this pictures from another 2019.

(I love you, Grandpa and Grandma!!) ๐Ÿ’–

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. It was an awesome, super fun trip! โค


Rosy ๐Ÿ’– ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒˆ

A Random Post // My Life Lately


Random Topic #1

A Visit From Our Grandparents

This January, our Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles came over for a few days, all the way from Coahuila, Mexico to celebrate a late Christmas with us. We had a really good time with them! ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t take very many pictures, but here are a few, not all taken my me.


The kids playing with Uncle Benjamin


All of us kids with Grandpa

One of my uncles, Timothy, took a new family photo for us! Which brings me to me next topic…

Random Topic #2

Family Pictures

family picture 2019

This was definitely my favorite picture!!! ๐Ÿ˜


All the sisters and brothers. โค ๐Ÿ™ƒ


Dad with all of us girls. ๐Ÿ™ƒ


Mom with all the boys. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Random Topic #3


When I said random, I meant RANDOM! Lol. XD ๐Ÿ˜‚


My friends Karen, and I. Oh, and Andy. Apparently, he thought this picture needed him. xD

So, for the last several months I’ve been teaching my friend, Karen, school as there isn’t a school here for her to go to. Here mother is our maid, and comes to our house to help out with chore twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. So, on those days, Karen gets her lessons! Usually it’s just her I’m teaching, but sometimesย  I have up to 4 or 5 students! Like on this particular day, when I had 4… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚


My little friend, Maria (The little girl in the pink jacket who’s sitting next to me), drew this picture of me. โฌ‡๏ธŽ


I think it bears a remarkably strong resemblance of me, don’t you think?


Random Topic #4

New Goats

A couple weeks ago, my dad came home with two goats, a mother with her little kid. ๐Ÿ˜€



Lizzie was happy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Random Topic #5

The Moon

The moon has been sooo pretty lately!!!! I have very much enjoyed taking pictures of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained. Psalm 8:3


A yellow moon! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


Did any of you see the lunar eclipse last night (Jan 20)? It was so cool! I didn’t any good pictures… for four reasons. 1) It was freezing and I was barefoot. 2) I was shivering and that kept shaking the camera. 3) The dogs kept jumping on me. And 4) I didn’t have a tripod. So anyways, here was the best I managed to get. ๐Ÿ™‚


Random Topic #6

This topic is actually a question.

Ok, so awhile back (Like, a looong while back), I did a committee story here on my blog. (If any of y’all are clueless, here’s the rules. Oh, and thanks to Anna W. for writing these up for me like, a looong while back! xD)

Here’s how it works. I post aย storyย starter and y’all pick up where I left off by commenting with the next part of theย story. Please write only a paragraph or two at a time and wait to add on again until someone else has. Try to keep theย storyย moving along nicely, leave plenty of mystery and suspense for the next person to write about, and I will finish theย storyย once it has come to some sort of ending. (Please make sure your writing is God honoring and appropriate for young ages. Please avoid all magic, gross violence, children being rebellious, and anything else that contradicts God’s Word.) You can read each new addition here in the comments, and then I will post the entireย story, once it is complete, for everyone to read! Be creative and enjoy!!!

So, I was wondering what y’all thought about doing another one sometime in the near future? I think it would be so fun, and that we could write an awesome short story together! If I did one of these, do you think you would write for it? ๐Ÿ™‚

Thy humble servant, ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rosy ๐ŸŒน

P.S. This was a bit of a long post, so here’s a cupcake for you if you read through it all! Also, if you comment below, I’ll give you a cookie… (Virtually of course, lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย ๐Ÿ˜œ)

Should I do more of these “Random posts”? Did you get to see the eclipse? Do you like goats? And what do you think about doing a committee story here on Rosy’s Writings?