Hello!!! *gives all you lovely people a hug* I've missed you so much! Hope you're all doing well! How has life been? :D
Goodness, has it really been over a month since I last posted? Where has time gone? I'm sooo glad to be back in the blogosphere, though I will admit, I really needed that blogging break ;) Got to tick quite a few things off my to-do list. . . and of course add things too ;)
Talking about time . . . it's only about 2 weeks before the baby shows up!!! *squeals* (in case you didn't know or didn't see the blog cover *points up* *winks* - Mom's having her 8th) As was with every single one of their children, Mom and Dad did not find out the gender until after he/she was born. This baby is no different. Sooo... I thought it would be fun to put up a poll and see what your guesses are for the gender. You can enter on the sidebar. Pretty easy, really. Ya got only two choices. Boy or Girl. No in between ;) Oh yeah, and it's not twins so you don't have to worry about that either ;)
Okay, so now that that's been said, let's get onto the post, shall we?
~ Life ~- Celebrated Thanksgiving with family. All us cousins together can get kinda . . . crazy xP
- Caught up and finally understood how Biology Grade 12 works. (Yippee!!!!!) Not saying I completely understand all the content, just how the course works ;)
- Found and applied for a job at Tim Hortons. Annnddd.....got it!! :D *does the happy dance*
- Spent time with friends at Awana and made these turkey-apple-candy thingies
|Everyone's apple-turkeys. From left to right; oldest to youngest. And in case you were wondering, Toblerone's apple is bare because he ate all the candy in the car on the way home ;P|
- Started preparing for the baby. SO exciting!!!
- Been practicing for our Christmas piano recital. Tiger Lily is going to sing The Call *gasp* Which is really big, 'cause she's always been against singing a solo on stage. But she's gonna do it! Woohoo!!!
- Got to know people better at the new church we've recently moved to. I will admit, it was kinda hard adjusting to such a huge change. It hurt quite a bit leaving the church we've attended for almost 7 years. Still hurts, actually, but not as much. God's taught me quite a good lesson in family, trust, and change lately :)
- Met a new blogger friend, writer, and singer! You know who you are ;)
- Read books (duh) Wrote some.
- Did school. Lots and lots and lots of it.
- Guest-posted on Faith's blog, Chosen by the Potter. You can see the post HERE!
- Took family pictures. Here are some of them, but I'm trying not to do an overload of pictures on this post. Trying ;) Which reminds me, I've updated the 'My Family' page, so if you have time, you can go check it out! :)
|Behind the scenes :P|
Photo Credits: Ironman
LOOKIT THE COLOURS!!!!
|Photo Credit: Ironman|
|Toblerone and his 'babies'. He just loved the little tiny apples he picked :)|
|My darling little puppy! |
Photo Credits: Ironman
~Random Conversations~And by random, I mean really random. I'm putting them on here mostly so that I'll always have them in memory, and if one of the mentioned people go, "I never said that" well, I'll just come on here and show it to 'em ;P
Tiger Lily's explanation for a bruise: When you bump yourself, all the blood rushes up to the skin because it thinks there's going to be a cut. But there isn't one. But the blood is too lazy to want to move all the way back down, so it stays where it is and turns purple. Sometimes even green. Makes total sense!"
Dad: 20's too young to date
Me: You and Mom were dating in your teens!
Dad: That's different. We weren't homeschooled
Me: You didn't just say that
Dad: You girls can't marry until you're at least 30
Dad: Just kidding!!
Ok, so one huge difference between the youth group at the new church and the one at the old church is that the majority of people are high-schoolers, not homeschoolers. So it's been quite interesting seeing the differences between a homeschooler and a public-schooler (is that what you call them? :P) Such as this one particular night:
Leader: "Reading and understanding the Bible does not need to be as hard as trying to understand Beowulf or Shakespeare."
Boy: "Isn't Beowulf a singer?"
Leader: "No, you're thinking of Beethoven"
And another night, homeschooler-me made myself look super silly. . .
Boy: Apple products suck
Me: Make them yourself then! :D
Me: Uhhhh ...you bake them
Me: OH you meant apple product as in iPod and iPhone not as in apple pie *facepalm*
Slaves of Socorro
They Called Her Mrs. Doc
The Lost Stories
Love Comes Softly
Straight to You
Blood of Pioneers
Just As I Am
The Kings of Clonmel
Favourite: They Called Her Mrs. Doc and Love Comes Softly. Totally my favourites from this month. LOVED them sooo much! And I really want to read the rest of the Love Comes Softly books now! :D Oh, and God's Smuggler. *shakes head* Can't believe I almost forgot about that one. It is an AMAZING book and if you haven't read it yet, you absolutely positively must! It's really good and it just left me awed at the mighty works of God! :)
Least Favourite: Probably Straight to You. The storyline is . . . cute (there's really no other way to describe it) and the book in general is very clean and enjoyable. But there are certain things mentioned or talked about that just made me feel uncomfortable and I definitely would not recommend this book to younger readers.
Actually haven't seen too many movies lately because of school and Awana being on movie night and stuff like that. But Tiger Lily and I have been watching When Calls the Heart. I literally squealed out loud when I found out that WCTH was on Netflix. Finally! Sadly, there's only one season, but still. At least we get to watch that!
We weren't disappointed in the show at all. It's amazing and soooo beautiful! The way the scenes are shot are just gorgeous! Elizabeth is so funny and pretty and Jack is one awesome character. I also have a thing for RCMP's so yeahhhh..... ;) And Jack and Elizabeth
In which I now proceed to bombard you with the loveliness that is When Calls the Heart xD
|LOOK at that scenery. Just LOOK at it!!! :D|
|"Sometimes we women cry when we're happy..."|
|"...sometimes we cry when we're sad..."|
|"...or for no reason at all."|
|"I'll never understand women."|
Ok, I'll stop the pictures now ;)
Read 8 books.
Post at least once or twice a week.
Complete a tag or two.
Experiment with my new camera.
Comment on y'all's posts from the past month. Saw some pretty awesome posts...and a few vlogs too! :D
Record a couple songs.
MEET THE BABY!!!
And I think that's about it for now! Thanks for reading!
How was your October?
Have you watched When Calls the Heart?
What are some things you would like to see in future posts?
Oh, and before I forget, I'm thinking of doing a giveaway again for Christmas - is there anything in particular that you think I should give as a prize?
Psssttt....don't forget the poll! All you have to do is click a button, one button, any button ;)
Have a lovely November everybody! :D