Friday, 30 October 2015

Day #230 - #244

Friday, October 16: Family Picture. . . again ;) 

Saturday, October 17: Behind-the-Scenes for the Music Video

Sunday, October 18: Say Cheese!! 

Monday, October 19: Canadian Gal 

Tuesday, October 20: Our Darling Little Puppy
See, we usually don't get such nice photos of Maple because she's camera shy.
Is it possible for dogs to be camera shy? I don't know, but it certainly seems like she
is camera shy! She probably didn't know what Tiger Lily was holding, so she was able to take a very nice photo of her ;)
Wednesday, October 21: Toblerone! 

Thursday, October 22: Ginger Snaps
Found the recipe on the Bate Family's blog. You can check it out here: Ginger Snaps
They are sooo good! :D 
Friday, October 23: Sunset 

Saturday, October 24: What happens when you plan to shoot a music video and then find out you can't because it starts raining and rains for the rest of the day and then you get bored so you decide to do a photo-shoot with your friend?  

This:                                                                                                                                      :D

Sunday, October 25: Another Behind the Scenes

Monday, October 26: The Moon
The picture didn't turn out as well as I would have liked :(
And because of all the trees, I got this peculiar X on the moon :P 
Tuesday, October 27: Cake Anyone?

Tiger Lily and I were so proud! We were finally able to master the crumb-coat/final frosting
thing on the cake. Which means we didn't get any crumbs on the final layer of the cake. Yay! :D
Wednesday, October 28: Wet Chickens . . . . can you tell? :P 

It was really windy that day, and as Dad said "we got a month's worth of rain in one day".
So yeah, it was really wet outside. But because of the wind, the tarp flew off the chickens coop
and they got drenched. So I got Mom's permission to bring them inside so they could dry off.
 I ended up having to towel-dry them so that they'd dry faster, and as soon as they were dry
we brought them back outside. And secured the tarp very well! 

Thursday, October 29: Snowflake
Rebekah Morris was asking for some snowflakes for her new book, Through the Tunnel so here's one of the snowflakes we made :)
Drawn by Ironman. And the structure was made up entirely by himself! :) 
Friday, October 30: My Favourite Shakespeare Play

Through the Tunnel

Guess what? Rebekah Morris has a new book coming out!! Yay! :D 

She was willing for me to share this bee-yew-tiful cover of her soon-to-be-published book and give y'all the synopsis for it! So here it is! 

“I hate being a foster kid!” Fourteen-year-old Lissa had thought those words dozens, if not hundreds, of times over the last twelve years. She and her twin brother, Leigh, had been foster kids for as long as they could remember. Naturally shy, this life of bouncing around from one foster home to another, of changing schools mid-term, and of never having a real place they could call home had left Lissa with feelings of insecurity and doubt. Would they ever have a real home? Why didn’t anyone want them? Then one cold, winter afternoon, Lissa persuades her brother to make believe that a tunnel under a snow covered bridge is the entrance to a new world and a new life; together they walk through it, and it changes their lives forever.

Doesn't that synopsis sound exciting? It definitely does to me! And isn't that cover sooo pretty? :)

To find out more about this book you can go here: Through the Tunnel aaaaannndd if you want to read some of the book (and I know you want to! :) go here: Through the Tunnel Part 1

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Michigan Day Two

Okay. . . so it's been about 3 weeks since my last Michigan post, but I think I'll finally be able to get this done! :) Was thinking about saving it for Christmas or something like that, but I had said Michigan Day One, which the meant that there was probably a Day Two somewhere, so yeah! :D 

Our second day we spent at Bronner's Christmas Store. It. was. amazing! Bursting with lights, and colours, and SO many different Christmas ornaments! Oh, and they were playing Christmas music too! I love listening to Christmas music. Don't you? :) We don't usually play Christmas music all year round, which I wish we could do sometimes, but I do sing a couple of them at random points of the year. :D 

Toblerone thought that the bears were real and was a little scared at first, but he got over it!

These were actually mugs. You turn them upside down so that they're standing
on their fins and you drink out of them. So cool! 

Oh yeah. . .and in some sections of the store, they had giant cookies hanging from the
ceiling. Couldn't figure out what they were at first, they were so big :P 

Ahh yes, and then usually for Christmas, we get an ornament with a character for each person. . . if that makes sense! But after Dare Devil, it got really hard to find one that had enough room for 8. And pretty much impossible to find one for 9. But since we were at the largest Christmas store in the world, we thought we might as well look through it and see if we could find one for 9.

YES!!! A nine! Only problem was that Mom didn't like it. And there
wasn't enough room for our names :( 

There was a table for Bronner and a bunch of articles and papers, and stuff like that on him. It was really cool!

And guess what? He was a photographer too! :) And this is one cool camera, if I do say so myself! :D

At the cafe, we met these two jolly people. . .

drinking coke and gingerbread cookies? :P

A bouquet of edelweiss that was on a shelf near the ordering counter.
I think I focused on the sign more than on the flowers. . .oops! ;)

Such a great plaque!

I love these kind of ornaments. They're so pretty and look so fragile!

One of the many walls that were covered in ornaments

Random picture of Ironman! :) 

Horse display!
Tiger Lily found this so funny for some reason

Glass clusters. . .ahhh I could look at these forever! :) 

Ironman jammin' on . . . an ornament?  We found the music sections! :) 

Oh, and one of my favourite parts of this amazing store! They had an Around the World display which was sooo cool! They had ornaments that reflected different countries' cultures and styles, so beautiful and unique!

Proud Canadian! :P 

And now this might be a little weird. . .but they had one of the prettiest restrooms I've ever seen! :) It was so beautiful, believe it or not!

And yes, just like me, I remembered to take a picture of the sign AFTER we left the building. *sigh*

There was also a Silent Night Memorial Chapel on the grounds, so we stopped by to check it out and for me to take some pictures.

And that was the end of that day! We drove to the hotel and just relaxed our aching legs and Tiger Lily and I got ready for our lab intensive the next day. 

And just as a quick summary of the next two days, Tiger Lily and I did 14 labs in total, including a cow-eye dissection, a fetal pig dissection (the poor pig looked so cute, I felt like a monster cutting into it :( Oh yeah, and then my group accidentally tied our pig's legs too tight when we were getting it ready for cutting, so he kinda split down the side of the chest. It was very sad. . . but that's another story! ) And while we did that, the rest of the family went to the Henry Ford museum again, but this time to see all the cars and stuff. ;) 

Hope you enjoyed the post! 

What was your favourite Christmas ornament? 

Do you like singing Christmas songs all year round or waiting until the Christmas season to come before you start playing all those amazing songs?

What was your favourite part of the post?