Saturday, September 29, 2012

Package From Brazil!

Last month a sweet lady that my dad works with (she lives in Brazil)  came to the United States to do some work, and while she was here she stayed with us.  It was very cool and interesting to learn about Brazil from someone who lives there.  Her name is Ms. Camila and she was so sweet!  She was with us for about two days.  The first day we just relaxed and showed her around town. She really wanted to see what the malls here looked liked so the second day we took her to some stores and walked around the mall.  Anyway, last week we received a package from her and she sent us the sweetest things.  In the box was Brazilian chocolate, coconut flavored too! It had chunks of nuts in it too, that made it even more delicious :)

The bag all of the stuff came in :)


 Another thing she sent us was cheese!


 She also sent my dad his first pair of flip-flops! We all think they are so cute, don't ya' think?


Since she sent my dad flip-flops, she sent us girls pretty key-covers.  There was a purse (first picture) a pig (second picture) and a doughnut! (third picture)

The last thing in the bag was for me. It was a cute little stuffed toy :)

Thank you again Miss Camila, it was so thoughtful of you to think of us, and we enjoyed everything you sent :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Random Pictures/Photography

I cannont WAIT for Fall! Can you?!  I am so tired of it being hot and sticky - yuck! Anyways, we have been so busy, what with school starting and everything I haven't done a post in a long time, much less a photography post. So here are some pictures I took, some of the are recent and some are a little bit older. 

Beautiful sunset!

This was when we were in NC, and we visited our favorite restaurant: Paparazzi's! I climbed the spiral stair case that belonged to a shop next door.  You really don't realize how high it really is until you climb to the top.  There were a few more steps left to go, but in this pic i'm a little lower.  

Another photo I edited :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fashion Design

As you probably remember in another post I did, I wrote about a virtual fashion makeover.  Well, the other day, my mom asked if she could design an outfit for me.  I told her she could and I now got her addicted to the website too :) She designed me two, beautiful outfits, one fancy, one casual, and then she did one that wasn't meant for me but still, pretty cute!

A casual outfit I could wear to class. Don't you just LOVE the purse?!

Something I could wear to my Christmas piano recital.

"Dinner of the Pier" as she named this one :)

Now, didn't my mother do a lovely job?!

P.S - If you would like the name of the website it is called . Thank you Isabelle for sharing the website with me :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jump Rope Pep-Rally

Today our MHEA (our home school group) jump rope team, performed at a pep-rally, for all the sports, to kick off the new year.  Our sport went last, since we were going to take longer, and ya'll, it was just SO. MUCH. FUN! The best part was seeing all the kids (young and old) just having fun jumping.  We chose TobyMac's song, "Me Without You" because it has such a good beat, and it's overall a fun song to listen to and dance to! Below are some pictures and a video!

Everybody took turns jumping

From left to right: Hannah, me, our coach, assistant coach (A.K.A my mother) Chris and Michelle.  This is not our whole team, a lot of kids couldn't be there but we still had a great time!

All of us in front of our display table.

It was such a great, fun night, but boy, was it tiring! (and such good exercise) Hope you enjoyed reading it!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Virtual Fahion Make-Over: Mom

Disclaimer: Everything said in this post was done with the permission of my mother.

Hello Friends! Today I have a special treat for you: A Virtual Fashion Makeover of my mother :) Lets take a look... 

This stay-at-home mom, LoriAnne, would rather wear sweatpants and sneakers, than explore the wonders of real fashion. "It's just so comfortable." says LoriAnne, mother of four. Well, it is possible to dress lovely and still be comfortable. Her hideous collection of tee-shirts, will be traded in for modern-chic style.  
Will LoriAnne be willing to throw-out the old, and have a fresh new start? stayed tuned as this mom goes from, sweat-pant savvy, to, modern mom.

She probably could have chose a more suitable attire, because paparazzi lurks everywhere!

This, is what LoriAnne is caught wearing 24/7

This is the change she was willing to make!
NO more tee-shirts, and say YES to denim, leather, and jewelery!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Liebster Award

Hey Friends! I was recently awarded by Isabelle at the Liebster award! Thanks so very much!

Here are the rules:
1. You must post eleven facts about yourself.
2. You must answer the eleven questions the awarder has given you , and create eleven questions for your awardees to answer .
3. Tag eleven fellow bloggers.
4. Notify them that you have awarded them .

Eleven Facts about myself:

1. I love photography and take pictures every chance I get :)
2. I have a rabbit and cat that, if I don't say so myself, are quite cute!
3. I am a home schooled student.
4. My favorite color is purple :)
5. I am on a jump rope team!
6. I love to read, especially 
7. I enjoy playing the piano!
8. My middle name is Pearl :)
9. I love all animals :)
10. My favorite artist is Jeremy Camp!
11. I don't like country music.

Here are Isabelle's questions for me:

1. How old are you? 12 (almost 13) What is your favorite color? 
2. Pink, with lime green a close second.
3. How many siblings do you have? three sisters.
4. Do you like to sing? Yes! I love singing in/for church, and just for fun with my friends :)
5. Do you have any pets? I have one cat, one rabbit, and a dog!
6. Black or brown? Brown :)
7. Christian Contemporary music or secular? Christian contemporary all the way - I listen to Klove all the time :)
8. What do you want to do when your older? Not quite sure, music maybe?
9. When were you born? October.
10. Do you want to get married? Probably :)
11. Do you like the color yellow? yes, but not my afavorite.

Here are my questions:

1. What is your favorite place you have visited and why?
2. What is you're favorite season?
3. why did you start blogging?
4. What is your favorite dessert?
5. What is your favorite genre of music to listen to?
6. what is you favorite book you have read?
7. Do you play an instrument?
8. What is your middle name?
9. If you could meet somebody famous, who would it be?
10. Do you have a hobby?
11. What is your favorite movie or TV show?

And finally, I award:

Hannah at Days With Dante

Abby at Abby's Adventures in Africa

Lizzy at A Life Worth Living

Alexa at My GPS For Living

LoriAnne at Sew Uniquely Yours

DeAnna at Stojan Adventures

Greta at The Bartlett's

Hannah at Sharing Hope IN Ethiopia (SHINE)

Thanks again :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Just Five Words

Hey Friends! Since I am home schooled I am taking a writing class at a local home school co-op.  So far, it is really fun, and I am learning a lot.  Anyways, my grandmother asked me to post one of the papers/stories I turned in so she could read it.  For my class we are reading "The Magicians Nephew" by C.S Lewis. Jadis is the Queen of Narnia and  and the story is written in the point of view of her sister.  I hope you enjoy it.

Just Five Words
“What!” I shout.  How could one scroll, bearing five words, bring so much terror into one’s
eyes? My name is Queen Emerald, or at least it should be.  Cautiously, Jadis skims the will.  My
father’s will for that matter.  He died suddenly last week and left his enormous kingdom to us. 
This kingdom lies resting between two mountains in the land of Charn.  Beside me, my sister’s
face is glowing, and her eyes are sparkling.  Obviously, she read a certain part of the will; the
part that issues this kingdom to her.  Well, I don’t intend to give up without a fight!  We stand
there, glaring at each other.  She knows why I am furious, and that’s why she is too.  For I know
the code.  I was taught it at an early age by my father.  When spoken, this code can vanish all
living things.  All except the one who commands it. 
     For what seems like hours, we quarrel.  Madly, I tell her how I think I deserve to inherit the
 kingdom, because after all, I am more mature.  “Who knows the code?” I state mockingly.  Jadis
 gapes at me looking horrified.  “You wouldn’t dare!” she says.  Now let me remind you, at this
 point, she is looking quite uneasy.  “I would unless…” my voice trails off.  “Unless what!” she
 screams at me.  Obviously, she understands what I imply:  “…unless you pass the kingdom to its
rightful queen”, I proclaim forcefully.  Her eyes became glazed over, and her face appeared as if
 in great thought.  Minutes ticked by, and a loud bell rang out a piercing noise.  “War.” Jadis
 replied.  She spoke it with such confidence I became slightly alarmed.  Before I could protest,
 she swiftly walked down the long corridor, and into a room.  With great effort, I strain to hear
the low murmur of voices.  Reentering, she slips a thick piece of paper onto the wooden desk,
 and then retreats back again.  I peer over to see what it reads: “I hereby declare war!” 
     The words sting me like a needle pricking my finger. Suddenly, it was like a switch was
 flicked on inside me.  Every bone in my body cringed with anger and before I knew it, I found
 myself on a towering hill, trying my best to dodge arrows that are forcefully hurdling their way
 toward me.  My army may not be the best; that would explain why we are losing.  I am just
 about to give up, when I remember the code.  All of the sudden, the words - those deceiving
 words that made me miserable - start flowing out of my mouth.  The last letter tumbles out and
 then, I don’t know how to feel.  There is an immense wind followed by the disappearance of the
 sun; rain starts pouring down, and the war cries become silent; all because of five words.  I am
 the only one left.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mug Cakes!

Hey Friends!

I have a recipe to share today! They are mug cakes! They are really yummy and super easy too :) If you just need something sweet this would be it!

What you need:

1 mug
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons cocoa poweder

Whisk really, really good, then poor into mug (or you can do it all in the mug, but I find it easier to whisk in a small bowl) then heat in microwave for 1 minuet and enjoy.  If you want to, you can add, icing, fruit, whipped cream, or any kind of topping to it.
If you do get the chance to make them, let me know if they turned out good, and if you liked it :)

Thank you Mollie and Emily, for sharing this recipe with me :)