Recent Photography

Hi! I am so sorry I have been so awful at blogging! I have a bunch of ideas, just not the time. Been busy with school, and babysitting lots, as well as photography jobs (lookout for a post about those).

Today I will be sharing some recent photos I have taken. 🙂 

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we have some really pretty mini roses at our new house! 🌹

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p i n k    r o s e s 

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wow. okay this is a fat, scary spider…but also really cool! Silas thought it was going to jump at my camera because i was so close. 😛 

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good job on your pretty web mr. spider. 🕸️

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ahh i love mini roses, so pretty! 

yes, a very yummy sandwich!! 

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this cutie 🥰 I have been babysitting her a lot lately, it has been so much fun and such a blessing to have a consistent babysitting job. 

my phone camera doesn’t do this sunset justice. the sky was so pretty that night! 💞

yummy, a pink sprinkle donut! 


 

thanks for reading! what was your favorite photo?

 

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What did I check off my bucket list this summer?

Happy September everyone. Well, school has started up so summer is over. Time for an overview of what I accomplished on my bucket list for this summer!

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Blog. Of course, I hope to blog much more this summer. 👩🏽‍💻

ISH. Sadly I barely blogged this summer until mid-August, but I think a little break was needed.

Naturally Curly. I would like my hair to be just my natural curls more often, and less straightening and curling. 

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YES. I wore my hair with natural curls almost every day. I think I only straightened my hair twice this summer! So I am quite proud. 

Sandals. I want to wear my sandals more and get a fun tan line. 🙂

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YES. I wore my sandals a lot. I have feet problems, and these shoes actually don’t make my feet hurt as quickly! Though…I have gotten a few blisters from walking in them too much. 😛 

Cold Treats. Eat lots of popsicles, ice cream, slushies, etc. 🍧🍦

YES. Didn’t get a ton, well I guess 1 slushie, 4 iced coffees, and a good amount of ice cream…so I guess I did complete this. 

See more sunrises. I am a night owl and like to sleep in. But I have found out that I do enjoy sunrises and being up earlier. 

NO. This is a sunset…I saw a lot of beautiful sunsets! 😛 But never woke up early enough to see any sunrises, expect a few at the very beginning of the summer… oops. 

Watermelon. Eat lots of yum, yum, yummy, watermelon. 🍉

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YES. I could have eaten a lot more, but I got a good amount. (This photo looks weird, but the sun was soo bright) 😛 

Laugh & smile. Laughter is so amazing, I hope to laugh a lot this summer. A simple friendly smile can change anyone’s day. 😀

Laughter is always 100% when hanging out with this goof. 

LaCroixBesides, water…this is the best refreshing beverage everr! 

YES. La Croix makes life better!

Tan. Get a nice tan but no lobster sunburn this summer, please. 

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YES. I feel like I got pretty tan this summer, and no sunburn at all, yayy! 

Watch my favorite showI love Christopher Robin so much!! I have already watched it twice, and random parts of it many times. But I want to watch it all the way through again. ❤

YES. Ahh, this show never gets old. Such cuteness. 🥰

Driving. Get better at parking, city driving, night driving, and pass my driver’s license test!! 🚙

YES. Well, I have gotten better at driving…but not good enough at coming to complete stops at the stop signs to be a licensed driver. 🙄

YouTube. My bro and I might start a YouTube channel, we shall see. 

NO. We haven’t started one yet…but might at some point in 2019. 😀

Cousin time. Hang out with this goof. We are always talking, laughing, and being funny. Want to hang out with you lottss! ❤

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ISH. Only got to hang out 1 on 1 with her once, but got to see her a few other times. But want to hang out again soon! 💞

Youth Group & Bible study. Enjoy time, fellowship, and fun with the youth in my church, and grow closer to God. 

YES. Got to hang out with this sweet girl and be goofy at our church garage sale! 

Go barefoot. My cousin and I have started taking walks, barefooted, painful, and maybe slightly dangerous. But oh, so memorable, and fun. 😀 

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NO. Well a few times at the beginning of the summer, but then I was too focused on getting my sandal tan line to walk with barefooted, on walks. Though I did just walk around outside barefoot sometimes. 

Babysitting & Job. I hope that I will be able to do more babysitting, and possibly try to get a job, or start babysitting more full time. 👶🏼🧒🏼👧🏼

YES. Ha, crazy times. But also so fun, and I love the cuddles! 

Friends. Hang out with friends, I don’t have a ton of super close friends, but hopefully, I can change that this summer and strengthen the friendships I do have. 💞

ISH. Didn’t hang out with many friends besides Kyler and my cousins, but they are all dope so it chill. 😎

Kyler. Speaking of friends, Kyler who is one of my great friends was one of my best friends in my childhood. He lives overseas and is coming to the states for college, and he will be in CO for a few weeks. Can not wait to see him and make more memories like we did during our childhood summers. 🎊

YESS. Him, my siblings, and I got to hang out a lot as well as just him and I twice, so that was wonderful! Really miss him being in CO and getting to hang out. 

Move. Our house is under contract, we have to be moved out by the end of July, now we just need to find a house to move into. This will be a busy part of the summer, but exciting. 😀 🏡

YES. We have been living in our house for over a month now already, and it has been great!!

Finish this book. Yes, I still need to finish this book so I can finish that blog series and finish my review. As well as learn from the wisdom of Kristen and Bethany. 🙂

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NO. Oops! I feel bad about this, and I will really try to get it done before 2020. 

Mini Golf. It’s something we do every summer, usually with the youth group and our cousins. I am not too good at it, but I always have fun! 

Yes. Didn’t get to go with our cousin which was sad, but did with your youth group and that was a lot of fun! 

Enjoy the outdoors. The winter months here in CO are so long, and the warm summer months are very short, so I would like to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer days more. 

ISH. Not as much as I would have liked, but whenever I did it was fun. 

Photography. Yes, I want to, and know I will take lots of photos this summer! 📷

YES. I took lots and lots of photos on both my camera and phone. I also got to take someone’s engagement photos! ❤

Hike. This has to do with photography and getting outdoors. I am not a very athletic/outdoorsy human, but I do enjoy taking nature photography a lot, so that is good motivation to go on hikes. 🗻

Only went on one hike sadly. 🙃


 

Pretty glad about what I accomplished this summer on my bucket list. What did you do this summer?

 

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Adventures at Ikea and the Mall

 

On Monday, August 5th my family (excluding Ruby) and plus my friend Kyler went up to IKEA and an outdoor mall to do some shopping for our new house and shoes and just for fun.

IKEA here we comee!!

Testing out couches. 🛋️

My dad really enjoyed trying out many of the chairs.

tsk tsk, Kyler acting like a little child.

Leaving IKEA now, it was fairly successful. We didn’t get everything we had hoped for but it was still a lot of fun. Silas and I went down this while the other 3 went down the stairs…our “ride” was much more relaxing, even though we had to run to catch up with them afterward. 😛 

 

For dinner we went to the amazing Smashburger!

We all had to try on different hats at the Colorado store!  👒🧢  I have lived in CO my whole 17 years of life and have gone inside many CO stores, but alas still haven’t bought anything Colorado. 😦

Yes, we went into Bath & Body Works to wash our hands and tested other things. That was actually a lot of fun. 😀

Then we went into the Yankee Candle store and smelled a lot of interesting smells. 🕯️😝

Leaving the mall there was a beautiful sunset, man I love CO sunsets! 

Just look at that! So pretty. ❤


 

Have you ever gone to IKEA? Do you like to go into stores like Bath & Body Works or candle stores?

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Moving Adventures

Starting July 26th we started moving out of our old house. We couldn’t move into our new house till August 10th, so we had to move in with my mom’s parents till then and our move extra stuff, like furniture and such, into a storage unit and my dad’s parent’s basement. 😛

The evening of the 26th some of our family came over to help load up our UHaul with boxes of stuff to take to our storage unit. 

We got a huge UHaul…kinda too big. 😀

Cousins! ❤

Cousin moving crew, we rocked it y’all! 

(The next morning) Yes, gotta clean even the ceiling. 

Wow. Lots of different emotions here. Riding with my cousins to the storage unit. Exciting times. 

I was slightly distracted at the storage unit and forgot to take any pictures, but here we are trying to move our couch into my grandparent’s basement.

 

After that, we all went back to my mom’s parents to have pizza and relax. That was nice.

 

Now fast forward to August 7th. Our grandparents brought Chick-fil-A to our new house for dinner, since we had as we started painting closets and cleaning. 

Now it is August 10th. We are driving in the UHaul to the storage unit to officially start moving into our new house! 

Let’s go, Uncle Marco! 😎

This time around we got a smaller U Haul.

Woo ride time!!

My great friend Kyler came to help us move, and we rode with my grandparents from the storage unit. Yes, taking selfies in a moving car doesn’t work too well. 😛 

After we had unloaded the UHaul and cars we went out to the park and played groundies, while waiting for the pizza, that was a lot of fun! 

Good work, men getting that over the fence. 🎊

After lunch, us kids played spoons! 🥄

After most of the people had left some of us kids decided to walk to the nearby gas station to get some cold drink, that was a fun adventure. 🙂 


Moving is a lot of work, but I am loving our new house and loved hanging out with family and friends during the moving process. 🏠📦🚚❤️

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Fun times with my cousin!

 

Heyo! This is the first of many posts I will be posting within the next few weeks talking about fun things I did this summer. The first week of June I had an epic sleepover with my amazing cousin Amelia. We laugh so much, it is wonderful. Let’s see what crazy things we did together.

We went on a walk and came across this interesting book drop thing. I see it as a dino, what do you think? 🦕

We walked to Walgreens. 

We bought some less cancer-causing items, like sugar-filled coffee drinks and Reeses. 

Okay, we sat in their kitchen just talking, laughing, and taking pictures for over an hour I believe. That was fun. 😀 

Yes. We are strange. 🥳

Oooh, we are so cool! We stayed up very late that night taking more funny selfies and just chatting, mostly laughing really hard and trying to not be too loud. Then we woke up early to go to garage sales with her mom.

Gotcha. 👌🏼

Yes, she is much taller than me, and yes I don’t know what I am doing with my fingers. 

After garage sale shopping in the hot weather,  we got some delicious refreshing summer poison, aka slushies. 🍧

After lunch and slushies, we went on an adventurous barefooted walk, fun times. 

After our walk, we came back and crashed in the cool basement and watched a show. 

That concludes our sleepover, now for some other random pics from hanging out with this girlie throughout the summer. ❤ 

Yes, she is cute. Yes, that is a picture of my feet. Yes, we went on another walk barefooted.

True convos with my cuz. 😛 ❤                                                          

We took so many goofy selfies that day. Such funn! 

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Love you, pretty girl. 😇

Ooh yeah. ✌️🏼

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I didn’t get to hang out with this goofball as much as I would have liked this summer but hoping we still can even during the school year.

Never a dull moment when we are together. Great hugs, and great laughter. 🙃❤️

Luv ya Ameano! 💕

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old house tour

So we have been out of our old house for over 20 days now, and it is still kinda weird. Life has felt like a dream for the past few weeks. We have moved out of the country and back into the city. Weird.

So let’s get started on the tour of our old house. 🙂 I took these pictures after we had moved all out, so it doesn’t look as homie, but you will still get the point. 

 

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Welcome. This was our lovely red front door. 

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Kitchen. It had so many cupboards and lots of countertop space. 

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Dining room. I loved the open floor plan, very easy flow when we had a lot of people over. 

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Two steps down from the dining area was our living room. It wasn’t super big, but because of the little pony wall (half-wall) between the dining and living, people could hang out in either place and still feel like we were together.

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Our laundry room/storage room

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We had this nice powder room, see the cute celling? 

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This was me madre and padre’s bedroom

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They had a nice big bathroom, with a nice walk-in closet (not pictured). 

THAT CONCLUDES THE MAIN LEVAL< NOW TO THE UPSTAIRS>

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This is the corner in my room where I blogged for many hours at my desk, cried over math, recorded podcasts, and created. 👩🏽‍💻

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Ruby and I had a huge bedroom. I liked it, but it never really felt cozy. So I am excited about my new room (look for a post about it at some point). 

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We had this little hallway in between our bedroom and bathroom with two closets on each side. 

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This was our clothes closet.

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Ayye! I miss that mirror, I really want a new one!! 

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This was our amazing walk-in craft closet. It had such great storage!!

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Loved our bright pink bathroom!

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Now across the play hall (we had like our play kitchen and some toys here) to Silas’ room. 

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First, we had this nice closet where we stored some games and Ruby occasionally hung out in for hours. 

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Silas’ little blue bathroom. 

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Silas’ room. Yes, that is a broken window. Good job bro. ⚾

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He also had a great closet to store all of his games. Man, this house had such great storage! 

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He had a really nice window seat, that I was always jealous of. 

Well, that concludes the tour of our old gingerbread house in the country. I do miss it, but am also loving our new house!! 


 

Should I do a new house tour? Have you ever moved? 🏡

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life update: moving

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Heyy…okay so this has been a draft for over 20 days. oops. I have sat down manyy times to try to type out this post, but it just didn’t ever happen. 🙈😂

So, basically on July 26th, we moved into my mom’s parent’s house and then into our new house on August 10th!! So that is part of why I haven’t been blogging. I meant to write this post in July sooner to warn y’all, but oops. 😛 So now y’all know I am not dead. Yay.

Be on the lookout for many more posts from me during the next few weeks. With songs, house stuff, summer memories, and hopefully more. 🙂

 

How has everyone’s summer been? 😀 ❤

 

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Family Get Together

Heyyy! Last Sunday we had our annual family get together with my dad’s side of the family. It was at someone’s house, and it was so pretty!! I had a lot of fun taking pictures. 🙂


Listened to some jams during the car trip up there, as well as listening to my podcasts with my family. 🎧

There was a storm coming.

See the ducks? 🦆

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a little wooden shed

Yes, another classic picture of Gracie’s feet.

Icky green lake gunk.

See the fishy?

It got super windy, so low and behold…Colorado waves. 😛 🌊

Silas spotted this neat bird, not sure what it was, but it was pretty big!

See me on my phone screen?

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More green slime, bubbles, and a feather.

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Ahh, I love the big open skies and the open farmland.

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Some of us got together to play bocce ball.

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Ahh, it is clearing up and it is so pretty!

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Look at those mountains!

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I love black and white photography. (phone photo)

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This little girl was swimming way out into the lake, it was crazy. 🏊🏼‍♀️

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B r i g h t    p i n k    h i b i s c u s

After many hours with family, we started our venture back home. But before the car ride, we picked up some cold treats! Ruby got a rainbow icy thingy. 😀

Silas and I got cold caramel coffee drinks, yummy! I drank that too fast. 😛


 

What did you do last weekend? 😎

 

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Firework Photography

So, on the 4th of July, we did some small fireworks, that was really fun!! I took tons of photos, but will only put y’all through the torture of seeing 25. 😛

 


F I R E W O R K S 

R E D  &  O R A N G E 

B R I G H T  &  R E D 

T H I S   O N E   W A S   S O O   B R I G H T   A N D   N O T   V E R Y   C O O L. 😛 

B A M 

S P A R K S 

B R I G H T 

G O L D 

T H I S   O N E   K I N D   O F   L O O K S   L I K E S   R E D   S T A R S 

T H I S   W A S   S U P P O S E D   T O   B E   T H E   G R A N D   F I N A L E   B U T   W A S   A   D U D. 😦 😛


 

Did you do fireworks on the 4th of July? 🎆🎆

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The 4th of July!

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Happy Belated Independence Day! Let’s see what I did on July 4th. 🎆🇺🇸💕


First, I was cat-sitting, July 4th-9th. So I went and did that. (A post is coming soon with more cat photos.) 😻

Then we went and looked at a house that didn’t feel like the 4th of July. 😛 

Then we went to my uncles to hang out with family. This is my third(?) cousin, Sophie. She is such a cute happy baby!! 🥰

Took lots of goofy selfies with my awesome cousin, Amelia!! 

O L D   B A S E B A L L   G L O V E   A N D   B A T   I N   A N  O L D  B O X 

The little kids played in a pool, and then attacked me with water when I tried to take pictures. 

Oooh, look at my pretty cousins! ❤ 

Oh my goodness. This is me and Amelia’s favorite chicken that my uncle has!! She is so unique and awesome!! 💕 We thought that she was dead for months…but AFRO LIVES ONN!! 🎊

Oops, broken flipflop. Silas fixed it though! 😀 

The sunset was so pretty that night!! 

Sweet daddy and his daughter, Sophie. ❤

After it got dark we started doing some fireworks!! Also, a post with all firework photos coming soon. 🎆

After the awesome fireworks, we did some sparklers!! Might also do a post with sparkler photography too. 😛 


 

It was a fun day, took lots of photos, made fun memories, and laughed a lot! How was your 4th of July? 🎆🎇🍉

 

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A Hike at St. Mary’s Falls -The day I almost died-

Howdy, Hey, Ho! 

Last week I went on a 6+ mile hike with my mom, dad, brother, and cousin, Toby. It was fun and super pretty…but yes, I also almost died (ish…though maybe slightly dramatized) 


Does anyone know what these flowers are? 🌸

In the beginning, we walked about a mile ( I think) on a dirt road before we got to the trailhead. 

Oooh, look at the view already. 😍

The cousin crew. 😎

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We used to have a big bush with these flowers at our old house, I think it has the name honey in it, maybe, maybe not. 😛 

W I L D   R O S E 

I love creeks. ❤ 

What are these? They were all over these bushes. 🤔

Humm…Someone’s underwear waistband?! 

Sadly this photo turned out kind of blurry, but there are super neat flowers that I had never seen before! 

We were hiking along, then all of a sudden my mom pointed out this caterpillar hanging over the trail. It was hanging from a very tall tree. I’m not sure what it was doing..making its cocoon maybe? 🐛  This was the only photo I took that was actually focused. 😛 

I really like this photo that my mom took of me! 🙂 

A ladybug with no spots. Interesting. 🐞

A small waterfall along the trail. 

Here are more of those neat flowers. 

Thanks for photobombing, Toby. 😛 

Well, hello there buggy. 

I love these flowers too. 😀 

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Oh my, we’re almost there. Now, my mom and I just need to take it slow and not pass out from the heat, high altitude, and all the hiking struggles. 

“Turn back” “0.5” People made some edits to the sign that made me laugh. 

Ahh…almost. to. the. top. 

I think these might also be wild roses? 

Yesss I madee ittt!! 

The view was very pretty, the view of the city below, and St. Mary’s Falls in back of us. 💞

Woah. Look at what the altitude did to my snack! 😛 

Ahhh, look at Colorado Springs down below. 

My photography bro. 📷

P U R P L E 

More of  St. Mary’s Falls. 

Hydro Flask, please sponsor me!! 😛 

W A T E R 

Oooh, look at dat mushroom. 🍄


 

I had a lot of fun taking pictures along the hike, and accomplishing this hike felt so amazing because I thought I wasn’t going to make it. 😀 

 

Do you enjoy hiking? ⛰

 

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Summer 2019 Bucket List

Hello

Happy Summer! (Officially) ☀🎊

I am not sure if I have ever done a bucket list post before, but I am now. This is my bucket list for the rest of this summer, along with some photos I have taken the past few months, some you may have seen already, and others never before seen! 😀

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Blog. Of course, I hope to blog much more this summer. 👩🏽‍💻

Naturally Curly. I would like my hair to be just my natural curls more often, and less straightening and curling. 

Sandals. I want to wear my sandals more and get a fun tan line. 🙂

Cold Treats. Eat lots of popsicles, ice cream, slushies, etc. 🍧🍦

See more sunrises. I am a night owl and like to sleep in. But I have found out that I do enjoy sunrises and being up earlier.

Watermelon. Eat lots of yum, yum, yummy, watermelon. 🍉

Laugh & smile. Laughter is so amazing, I hope to laugh a lot this summer. A simple friendly smile can change anyone’s day. 😀

LaCroix. Besides, water…this is the best refreshing beverage everr! 

Tan. Get a nice tan but no lobster sunburn this summer, please. 

Watch my favorite show. I love Christopher Robin so much!! I have already watched it twice, and random parts of it many times. But I want to watch it all the way through again. ❤

Driving. Get better at parking, city driving, night driving, and pass my driver’s license test!! 🚙

YouTube. My bro and I might start a YouTube channel, we shall see. 

Cousin time. Hang out with this goof. We are always talking, laughing, and being funny. Want to hang out with you lottss! ❤

Youth Group & Bible study. Enjoy time, fellowship, and fun with the youth in my church, and grow closer to God. 

Go barefoot. My cousin and I have started taking walks, barefooted, painful, and maybe slightly dangerous. But oh, so memorable, and fun. 😀 

Babysitting & Job. I hope that I will be able to do more babysitting, and possibly try to get a job, or start babysitting more full time. 👶🏼🧒🏼👧🏼

Friends. Hang out with friends, I don’t have a ton of super close friends, but hopefully, I can change that this summer and strengthen the friendships I do have. 💞

Kyler. Speaking of friends, Kyler who is one of my great friends was one of my best friends in my childhood. He lives overseas and is coming to the states for college, and he will be in CO for a few weeks. Can not wait to see him and make more memories like we did during our childhood summers. 🎊

Move. Our house is under contract, we have to be moved out by the end of July, now we just need to find a house to move into. This will be a busy part of the summer, but exciting. 😀 🏡

Finish this book. Yes, I still need to finish this book so I can finish that blog series and finish my review. As well as learn from the wisdom of Kristen and Bethany. 🙂

Mini Golf. It’s something we do every summer, usually with the youth group and our cousins. I am not too good at it, but I always have fun! 

Enjoy the outdoors. The winter months here in CO are so long, and the warm summer months are very short, so I would like to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer days more. 

Photography. Yes, I want to, and know I will take lots of photos this summer! 📷

Hike. This has to do with photography and getting outdoors. I am not a very athletic/outdoorsy human, but I do enjoy taking nature photography a lot, so that is good motivation to go on hikes. 🗻


 

 There ya go! 🙂 Now some of this may not happen, but I think most of it will. Because most of the things are more like goals I need to achieve, and pretty small. 😛  Also, I am sure more will happen than I have planned, which is always fun!!

 

What is one thing on your bucket list for this summer?

 

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Summer Song 2019 Concert!

Heyy! I am so sorry that I have been so bad at posting anything besides the Music Listening posts… 😔

Anyways, I have a super fun post for y’all today! Two weeks ago my mom, dad, Silas and I went to a super fun concert called Summer Song. Let’s get to the pictures I took! 🎊

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


After we drove up to Denver we parked in a parking lot then walked over a scary bridge that went right over the highwayyy! It felt so weird when the cars would be coming right towards you so fast…ackk!

We had to wait in line to go through security for a long time but finally got in. Yay!

After we found our seats and were just chilling, a lady from Air1 came up and said there was an actor meet n greet! So my mom and I went to go check it out and we walked around the corner and I said “Ooh! It’s Social Club Misfits! Where is Silas?” So I quickly texted my dad and Silas and told them to come over right away! 😀

Ayye! Look at us! Just ignore my cheesy peace sign. 😛 Fern and Marty were so down to earth and fun!

After that, we looked over and saw that Zach Williams was at the WAY-FM booth! He is so very tall, and we are so very short…but still so neat that we got a picture with him. There was no line at all, so that was so awesome!!

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First up, Land of Color!

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They have some super catchy songs, with great messages! 🎶
 
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Jasmine Murray, I have never really gotten into her music. But she has an amazing voice and songs with great messages.
 
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Social Club!! Very talented rappers. 😎
 
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Their songs are very fun!! I wish more people would have gotten more hyped with their songs though.
 
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Woo! His songs are also so wonderful!!
 
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Yayy! I got Austin French smiling. 🙂
 
 
Silas and I melting in the very hot sun. ☀
 
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Zach Williams! We had seen him at a concert before, but it was fun to again. His songs are so powerful!
 
 
After Zach Williams, we went to go find some food and take some sunset photos while waiting for them to set up the stage for…just keep reading to find out who. 😀
 
 
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We were sitting closer up, in the middle section. But here is a better view of how many people were there!
 
Nachosss! 😋
 
 
After waiting for a long while the final singer finally started and it was…
 
 
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TOBY MAC!!! 🎉🎶😎🎤
 
(phone photo) He puts on such a party concert. It was so fun!!
 
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 I was mostly taking videos, since it was dark and harder to get a good photo. But it was so fun to see people ages 4-74 singing his new and old songs, having a blast! 🙂
 

 
 

I love concerts so much!! This was a really fun way to start off the summer, thanks, mom and dad!

Have you seen any of these singers before at a concert? 🎶

 
 
 
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Music Listening!

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heyfriends

How has your June been? 🙂 

LYRICS

It’s a soberin’ thought
To know what we got
Eighteen summers, wow, can’t slow down the clock
We gotta make these numbers count, hold you a lot
Tell you I love you for every single one of them, watch

Baby, I hold your hand when you need me to
Yeah, I got your heart like a gleam at you
‘Cause so you when life is grieving you
Yeah, when it falls apart, ’cause the piece’s two

I hope you’re more like your momma than me
That’s harder to see, you even be walkin’ like me
I mean, you overly emotional and awkward like me
So let me point you to the one I want you to be (God)

Eighteen summers with you
I only got eighteen summers with you
365 days a year
But only eighteen summers with you

It’s hard to see, but I know that it’s true
I only got eighteen summers with you

Yeah, now I’m reachin’ in the back seat
Just to hold your hand ’cause you that sweet
Have peace when you ask me to lead you
Love you, but not in for the way you impact me [?]
People around make us seem like a parade
Yeah, you turn anything into a staze
Livin’ for the King you give me strength
Faked it ’till this light beamin’ every way
Vacation can’t bounce the day
Light drifts the next scene
Advance now, late night, transfer ice cream
We ran out
Make my wish for this dream to pan out
Baby girl

Eighteen summers with you
I only got eighteen summers with you
365 days a year
But only eighteen summers with you

It’s hard to see, but I know that it’s true
I only got eighteen summers with you

Yeah, stargazin’ on the trampoline
Tour life, hit the road, burnin’ gasoline
Late night, the brochures in the hotel
Hit the swimmin’ pool like we don’t care

Catch them movies for the late show
Happens fast, but I try to hit the breaks, though
Takin’ in gas power when it’s wonder
Lookin’ up to Him makes me countin’ down the summers like

Eighteen summers with you
I only got eighteen summers with you
365 days in a year
But only eighteen summers with you

It’s hard to see, but I know that it’s true
I only got eighteen summers with you

Eighteen summers with you
I only got eighteen summers with you
But only eighteen summers with you
I love you, and love with all of my heart
To the Heaven, and the Earth
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As the summer months are finally upon us it is good to remember that most of us only have 18 summers with our parents, siblings, being a child, and having fewer responsibilities. So, spend this summer, and all to come, well. Use your time wisely, don’t waste your summer. 

 

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Cacti, Cacti, Cacti, Cacti!!

 

Welp, this is the last post from our trip. It is all about cacti! On our way back to Albuquerque for the night, we stopped by the Saguaro National Park.

So be prepared to see lots of cacti photos! 📷🌵🙃 I am not actually going to comment on every photo…since they are all cacti, haha! So enjoy!

 

 

Ouch!

This cactus was very big!!

Purple cactus?!

There were so many cacti everywhere!! 😮

Loved this view! ❤

…Scary

Wow!

Native American drawings?

Okay, I guess these are not all of the cacti. 😀

What in the world is this?!? Cactus fruit?

Do you know what it is? 

More prickles!


 

Have you ever been to the Saguaro National Park? Do you like cactus? 🌵🌵

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*all photos are mine and are not edited. Please do not use any without asking permission first.* 

Pool Side, Wells Fargo, and Raising Canes!

Pool Side, Wells Fargo, and Raising Canes!

We are now on day 4 of our trip…let’s see what we did!

 

The pool got really deep…and I am scared of water, so walking close to the edge was risky. 😛 

Pigeons!! I kept kind of chasing one around the pool… that was fun, haha! 

I love some La Croix! 

Doing some blogging and TV watching in the room. 

A few hours later we went to the Wells Fargo Museum

A neat old building on the same street. 🙂 

Ruby and I in a carriage.

Haha! Look at me! 😀 Should I become President?!

Ooh, yea!! Look at Silas and me! 😎

It was a super neat museum. It was free as well! I definitely recommend it if you are ever in the Phoenix area. 🙂

Look at this street lined with tall palm trees. 

For dinner, we went to Raising Cane’s.

Yummy, yum! My uncle loves this place and we have never been, so we thought we would try it out! 😋

Love the disco balls and the big “Eat” on the wall! 

 

All the tall buildings in the night. 🌃


 

Have you ever tried Raising Cane’s? 🍗

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Palm Trees, Rocks, Cacti, and Arizona!!

Palm Trees, Rocks, Cacti, and Arizona!!,

 

After a nice night of rest, cable TV, and some yummy breakfast. Silas and I went outside to explore the pool area and I took some photos of the palm trees!!

 

Palm trees at our hotel!

Ahh! Palm trees are so neat! 😀

Rosie in a part of Ruby’s swimsuit! 😛 

There was this neat fountain…waterfall thing at the pool was very pretty! 

I did not really want to get in the pool with it only being in the 50s…so I just rolled up my jeans and put my feet in. 🙂 

Silas and I were just chilling at the pool. 😎

There were some beautiful flower bushes by the pool! 

Details of the palm tree. ❤ 

Broccoli?!

More pretty flowers!

 

Oh yes! So after chilling around the pool for a little while, we took a walk to get Subway…on the walk there we saw so many neat plants and that we aren’t used to in Colorado! 

It was insane. There were orange bushes/trees!! They were huge oranges. 🍊

Also lemons!! We were all freaking out…I had never seen oranges or lemons that were not in a store, haha! 🍋

During the walk. 🙂

Ahhh! I love this picture!! ❤

Yum, yum. I love Subway! 

A few hours later we went to the Hole-In-The-Rock. 🙂 

Cactus and Palm Trees! 

Ooh! The view from the hole. 

The views were very pretty! ❤ 

See the skyline of Phoenix?

My dad, Ruby, and Rosie at the top of the hole. 🙂 

Ouch!! 

After enjoying our time at the Hole-In-The-Rock, we went to Red Robin. My mom and I split a yummy burger and a salad!! 😋


 

What was your favorite photo from this post?

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Now off to Arizona!

Now off to Arizona!

 

The next morning after breakfast and some chilling, then we hit the road to head to Arizona!

 

 

There were a lot of neat rock formations along the drive!!

Got some KFC for the road. 

Haha…well we are in AZ now, and there is snow. Yay! 🙄

Pretty. ❤

Yummy Starbucks!! Thanks, mom and dad! 😋

Wow. There has been a lot of snow in AZ so far, haha! 

This field was so green…compared to CO this time of year. 😛

We got to Phoenix and I freaked out when I saw cactus and palm trees for the first time on the drive into Phoenix!! Then we got to Chick-fil-A, and there was this epic car!! 

Yummm, gotta love some Chick! ❤ 

We got to our hotel pretty late. But it was super nice! This was the view off our back deck!


 

Have you seen a palm tree or cactus before? 🌴🌵

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-Driving to New Mexico-

-Driving to New Mexico-

Hola! Just got back from a little family vacation to AZ and NM! You will see a total of 5 posts about the trip. I had fun taking a lot of photos. 😀 Both on my phone and my camera!

 

We left the driveway at about 10:45am…only about 45 minutes behind. 😀 

Pikes Peak as we’re leaving town. ❤

Wind Turbines out the dirty back car window. 

Interesting “mountains” 😀

Yay! We got to our hotel!! 

After we got a little settled into our hotel we went to Whataburger. It was our first time. 🙂 Have you ever eaten at Whataburger?! 


 

See you tomorrow for part two!!

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