Thursday, 30 June 2016

June Highlights

June is ending. July is coming. And CANADA DAY IS TOMORROW!!! WOO-HOO!!! :D 

Note: This post might be a little short because I'm going to attempt writing this in half and hour. (We have to leave for piano lessons and grocery shopping for tomorrow's get-together with church friends!) Oh yeah, and also, please excuse the quality of the photos. I used the iPod an awful lot this month to take pictures . . . ;) 

So, at the beginning to June, (June 5, to be exact) Tiger Lily and I went for the first time in our lives to attend some Landry Summer Camps in North Carolina. It. Was. AWESOME!!! 

The camps themselves were so much fun. And the people were amazing!! Tiger Lily and I made friends with some super special peoples....and we miss them soooo much now! We won't get to see them until next year :( 

 But I'm SO glad we got to meet them when we did. 'Cause friends are special. And no matter how far they live from you, they'll always be in our hearts, right? ;)
I promise more posts on our trip to NC will be coming up! Hopefully this coming month! :) 

The day after we returned from our trip was Father's Day, so we went out for dinner with our grandparents, our aunt and uncle, and our cousins.

Tiger Lily, Spiderman, Ironman and I went to an amusement park as well. Sibling time! :)

Sooo....yeah, don't ask me what Spiderman's trying to do :P 

After 4 rides in a row on a very shaky wooden roller coaster ;) 

Of course, the cotton candy. We don't get this very often, so when we do...
We get kinda silly :P 

Baking this month... hmmm. Well, I made oatmeal cookies. And Mom made dee-li-cious banana chocolate chip muffins!

Tiger Lily and I also had a photo-shoot together. The only difference between this one and past ones was that she was the one behind the camera this time. Toblerone wanted to come with us...and of course he stole the spotlight. He's so adorable, it's hard to resist the urge to not point the camera at him! :D The following pictures are some of the best ones from the shoot. Notice how many he's in? ;)

So this is what I get from my brothers when I wear a new dress that is slightly not typical of my 'usual' style :P 

Ironman: What's that black thing around your tummy? 
Me: It's a belt
Ironman: Oh, it is? I thought belts go around your waist. 

Later. . . 
Spiderman (staring weirdly at my dress): You have a hole in your dress
Me: *sigh* 
Ya see the hole? :P 

Some random pictures from the month:

Mr. Sticky-Toes arrived again; but he's smaller, so I don't think it's THE Mr. Sticky-Toes.
I took my camera and snapped around 50 photos of him in a bunch of different angles.
Didn't realize how much I missed my camera until I started using it :P 

Mom and I

Well, well, look who hacked into the iPod :P
Double Piggy-Back!  

This month I read: 

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
All Things Hidden - Tracie Peterson
Mocassin Trail - Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Gammage Cup - Carol Kendall
The King's Daughter - Suzanne Martel
The Old River Road - Ivy Rose 

Not a lot, I know :( I've been looking for new authors to read, and Deborah's Recommend June Fest really helped a lot with that! :D I think July has quite a few good books lined up to be read ;) 

A new and favourite song that I was introduced to at Landry Camp was Undefeated by Jason Derulo.

This is new to the highlights posts, but these posts are so awesome, you have to read them! The posts that really stuck out for me this month were: 

Millions That Will Never by Rebekah Eddy

Love is Enough by Thomas 

Be Yourself by Deborah

And that's the end for this month!
How was your month?
Did it seem like June just flew by?


  1. Another fun post, Blessing. :) Little ones and clothes! :D Yeah, I haven't read too many new books this month either, but I did read "The Old River Road" and loved it! :)

    1. Thanks, Rebekah! Yes, isn't The Old River Road amazing?! Can't wait until the blog tour for it!!! :D

  2. I hope you had a fun Canada Day, Blessing! :D
    That’s so great that you and Tiger Lily had such a fun time at your summer camp! :)
    Amusement parks are so fun! Cotten candy is sooo good! We don’t get it a very often either, so yes, it’s definitely a treat! ;)
    Your photoshoot pictures all turned out great! I love them. :) Toblerone is super cute! :) The conversations that you had with some of your younger siblings was so cute too. ;)
    I had fun reading about some of your highlights from June! :)

    1. Oh, I definitely had a great Canada Day! Thanks for asking, Rebekah! How was Fourth of July for you? :)

      Thank you so much for your kind words :-)

    2. I'm glad you had a great Canada Day! :) I had a fun 4th of July yesterday. We went over to some friends house for dinner and it was just a lot of fun. :)

  3. Fun post, Blessing! :D I enjoyed reading about your month. :)
    Haha, gotta love the cotton candy snapshots. And THAT PHOTOSHOOT. So cute and I absolutely adore your dress. <3

    1. Thanks, Faith! Glad you enjoyed it :)
      Hehe, yeah, that cotton candy :P Sorta reminds me a bit of a blue and pink hat from Cat-in-the-Hat ;)
      Aww, thank you so much! :D

  4. I just found your blog, Blessing and it is beautiful! =) And I just saw that you were at the NC Landry Camp!! I have quite a few friends who were there so that is so cool!! And is the girl who is with you and your sister...could her name be Amy K? I don't know if it is her or not. ;) And do you do Landry classes? I'm in the Reservation For Two group which is awesome! =)

    1. OH. MY. GOODNESS. ohmygoodnessohmygoodnessohmygoodness!!!!! YOU KNOW ABOUT LANDRY? YOUR FRIENDS WENT THERE? NO WAY!!!!!

      *cough* Sorry, excuse my outburst, but that's just SO EXCITING!! Yes, her name is Amy K. She's the daughter of my teacher from the film-making camp that I took. And she is so hilarious and sweet and such a dear! :D Have you met her before? A friend of a friend? ;)
      And yes, I am taking Landry classes as well! Oh, is that one of the community groups? Yeah, they're pretty awesome! Just started the Photography group with Miss.Wise :)

      If it's okay to ask, what are your friends' names that went to camp? I'm curious to know whether I met them or not! (oh, and if you are okay with sharing but don't want it public, you can shoot me a message through the contact box at the sidebar :))

      Oh, and thank you so much for the compliment! :D

    2. Ok, I'll send you a private message!! This is TOO cool!!!! =D


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