Wednesday, 10 May 2017

April Highlights // Dudes, Ducks, and Driving

Ok...so before you freak out...I only said 'dudes' cause I was attempting alliteration and couldn't find another 'D' word. And when I say dudes, I mean my Dad and brothers. So there ;) 


// I GOT MY DRIVER'S LICENSE. 
Like, FINALLY!!!!! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚  It feels sooooo good to be able to drive by myself ... and yes yes yes, I am being careful and not zipping down roads at 100km/h :P Tiger Lily and I went out on a jaunt by ourselves one night...although it wasn't exactly a jaunt cause we had to drive our siblings down to church for their kids' club. But after we dropped 'em off we went to a Tim Hortons and snacked and did school. That was fun xD 


Another day though, we really DID go on a jaunt, just us girls. Us three older girls had been planning on what we could do after I got my driver's license and we really wanted to just have a girls' day out. So one afternoon we all piled into the car and drove to town. It's a nice little village, and great for walking in. We went into a shop or two, stopped at a gazebo, and ate ice cream. *happy sigh* :D 
This is a SMALL size, peoples. Imagine a large 😢



// Threw a surprise party for our friend

With cupcakes, of course! And then add a walk in the woods and a jamming session and jumping on the trampoline and just hanging out and yep. Pure awesomeness! ^_^

// Oh yeah and I finally got a phone. 
It was decided it was probablyyyy better if I got a phone, especially once I started driving cause otherwise there was no way for me to contact my parents. Also maybeeee because I had kinda taken over Mom's iPod and she maybeeee wanted it back *guilty grin* 

My case. I love butterflies and filigrees...can ya tell? ;) 
// Sweet Pea
Yep. She gets a category all to herself. Cause she is so. darn. cute. She's already sitting up by herself and she trying to crawl!!!! Someone make her slow down! She's growing up too fast! 😬 😟 πŸ˜€



// Baking
Currently running low on cocoa at the moment. Been making a LOT of chocolatey things. Specifically brownies and mud pie.



Working on plated desserts, thus the random drops of chocolate on the
side of the plate that are just ASKING to be licked xD 

Ok, in the process of making my first Mississippi mud pie, I found one of THE best
chocolate cake recipes EVER. Like, who knew sour cream could make such an awesomely moist
chocolate cake? Totally my new favourite recipe!!! 

// Just some randomness 

Look. At. How. FLUFFY 😍

Staring contest. Guess who won? ;) 


Chemistry .... (*whispers* it took some logic and improvising to actually get the colour scale
working. Before it was just straight up and down purple. So we kinda cheated to get this xD) 


Oh yeah...and look what happened to my hair! Little past shoulder-length!! What I've ALWAYS wanted....

Not really. I hate cutting my hair. And it really needs to be cut xD But not THAT short. Tiger Lily and I were just feelin' mischievous and decided to "cut" my hair. It's so long I can double or even triple it. So we arranged it just so and threw the remainder over my shoulders. Then we took the pictures, sent them to our friends, and watched them all freak out. We're so bad 😊

// Tree Cutting Season
Ahh yes....Spring and Fall are usually the times when we cut and stack wood for winter. Easier to do since there's not as much undergrowth in the forest and there are way less mosquitoes too. And I was super thankful because I actually didn't do that much in the wood this year xD I mean, the boys are finally old enough to do the major work!!!! *does the happy dance* So them boys were just splitting and stacking and coming in SUPER tanned. But they seriously did an amazing job and you should see their piles of wood. Pretty impressive stacks, if I do say so myself. And that's saying something cause I'm usually the wood stacker and I'm really picky πŸ˜‰  But yeah. I'm very proud of my brothers. And very glad that I don't have to do the wood anymore :P Also kinda sad cause that means the boys are growing up πŸ˜•  Where's the time going?! 

The men ;) 

*inserts another random photo of Sweet Pea* 


// random funny conversations
That's mud cake around his mouth. I think he kinda liked it .... :P 

Mom: Which state would you all want to go to for vacation? 

"Nebraska!"
"Wisconsin!"
"Florida!"
"Kentucky!" 
"Chuck E Cheese!!!!!!" 

// photo shoots at the park 

Modelling the Jasmine dress from Skylark Clothing! We've been waiting for what seemed like FOREVER to get a photo shoot in this dress...it's SO pretty! And we finally got the chance after dropping the kids off at church. Tiger Lily and I drove to the park and we had a fun little shoot in the last hours of sunlight. My dear dear sister did not understand the urge to catch the golden hour, but she caught on a little while after she saw the pictures ;) 



Me: Now walk normally
Tiger Lily: Ok
*sigh* xD

I still love her though ;) 
Oh yeah, and she caught this picture of me. Isn't it delightful? :P


Music
Tunes I've been listening to lately...

Speak Life - TobyMac

Fireflies - Owl City


Just a Dream - (cover) Christina Grimmie and Sam Tsui

22 - (cover) KHS 

Me Without You - TobyMac 



So yep! That about wraps up my April. (*whispers* and I know...this post is like 10 days late. Sorryyyyyy)

Cheerio!! ^_^ (yes, we're British now)

17 comments:

  1. Okay, if y'all ever come to Nebraska . . . let me know. It's close enough I'd have to find a way to come up and meet y'all! ;)
    Drivers license!!! Yay! It's so awesome to have one! ;) And yes, Sweet Pea is growing up so fast! She already is so big!
    Oh, and I love Tiger Lily's dress. ;)
    Looks like y'all had an amazing month! :)

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    1. Haha yes, totally! Meeting up with you would be SOO awesome! Aww thanks! :D Hopey ou had an awesome April too!

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  2. OMYWORD YOUR SISTER IS THE CUTEST

    AND I AM ACTUALLY PLANNING ON CUTTING MY HAIR THAT LENGTH

    AND CHRISTINA GRIMMIE *cries* JUST A DREAM IS SO BEAUTIFUL SHE IS SO TALENTED :)) <3<3<3<3

    I loved this post!

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    1. Thanks Jasmine!! No way, really?! That's awesome! Are you planning on donating it?

      And yeahh....Christina Grimmie had such an AMAZING voice!! :(

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  3. Canada apparently has bigger servings of ice cream than the U.S. I need to come to Canada!!

    And i just actually cut my hair to that length. :)

    Congrats on the driver's license! I really need to get mine . . . and after that a phone too, haha.

    The dress is gorgeous too!

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    1. Hehe well....certain ice cream stores. Not all of 'em ;) But YES you need to come to Canada. Come and visit :D

      Thank you so much!

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    2. You'll have to show me where to go and your favorite flavors. :)

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  4. Yay! You got your license! That's so exciting. It looks like you had a really great April! Thanks for the update!

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  5. YOU GOT YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE!! Yay! Congratulations, Blessing!!! :D

    Your phone case is soooo pretty. <3 :)

    Hahaha. That hair trick was awesome though. You girls are so much fun! :D

    Thanks for a delightful post. It's so much fun to hear what's been going on in your life and see all the pictures. (And your baby sister is ADORABLE. As always. ;))

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    1. Eeeksss....yessss...finally got that silly license ;P Thank you sooo much!

      Aww you really think so? I'm glad. Finally someone who understands our jokes. Totally just kidding xD

      Thank you SO much!! Hope you had an awesome April! :D

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  6. Haha, great post, Blessing! I loovvee all the pictures!! :D I'm going to miss seeing you in ASL this summer!! <3

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    1. Awwww yeahhh...I'm gonna miss you too! Hopefully we can meet up sometime in person *hint hint* ;)

      Thanks!! :D

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  7. Congrats on getting your license! And those desserts look so delicious! :)

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  8. Congratulations on getting your drivers license, Blessing!!!! That is so fun that you and your sisters had a girls day out!
    I love your phone case! It is super pretty!
    Sweet Pea is just soooo adorable! Thanks for sharing all the cute pictures! <3 I love the one of her and the stuffed animal having a staring contest! =)
    I know I’ve said this before, but you are definitely talented with baking and decorating. All of your treats look so good!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Rebekah!! Hehe yeah, that girls day out was so much fun...we're already planning another one ;)

      Awww thanks! :)

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