Since I am doing a duo with a friend, Emily. We have to go together to voice lesson to practice together. I want to do a shout out to my wonderful voice teacher, Mrs. Payne. She has taught me so many things about singing. Since we had extra time before the lesson. Emily and I went to Starbucks. We had an amazing time. Doodling on our cups (idea from Pinterest), taking pictures, laughing, and of course sipping a fabulous Peppermint Mocha (we picked the same drink). Emily has a blog, too. Since the holiday cups at Starbucks are red an employee found some little original ones for us to draw on. Thanks Starbucks!
We are sponsoring for a girl named is Lisa. They have a picture of her on Facebook. You pay $24 dollars a month to provide for the child, since 24 dollars is not quite enough there is 12 sponsors total. This is something our family can do that can make a difference in a child's life.
If you would like to help. You can click on orphans (above) to see the orphans you can sponsor. Then click on sponsor (above). Then you can fill in the form. You will receive a package with information about the child you are sponsoring. Then there is the child's Facebook family, with the twelve sponsors. When one drops out you will know to make a replacement. Not just giving money is a part of it you can send letters to the child. I can't wait to send my first letter to Lisa.
I have a friend Claire Gruver who has a blog as well. She was actually the one who told me about blogging and got me started. Her family is very active with this ministry and she has written several post on her experience with going to Africa and serving with Every Orphans Hope. She is a wonderful writer. I encourage you to read all or at least one.
Adelie had a birthday and turned four. I think (I know :) her favorite present, which were Dora shoes!
Now these aren't any old shoes they have a personality (I am being serious you know) !
Quote from Adelie as she was getting into the car, "I am trying to keep up with my Dora shoes, but they go too fast (mournful face)." Another quote, "I want to dance with Grace, but my Dora shoes wanna play tag!" "My Dora shoes like ice cream better than me!" I get so filled up with laughter whenever she wear the shoes, which is day and night. Adelie is such a cutie!
Do you like the poster? I made it at this address. I had the best time shopping with my family. My Aunt woke us up at 10:30 p.m Thursday night and said we were going shopping. Of course we were all confused, it starts at midnight on Friday. Apparently stores opened at 10:00 p.m so that kinda ruined it, but we stayed past 12:00 a.m so it was alright. When we got to where all the outlets were the parking lot was full so we parked next to Krispy Kreme. It is a famous donut place, but the one in our area closed down so I guess it wasn't famous enough. Parking next to that place meant donuts for us! Since glazed donuts are always cheaper buying them by the dozen, my Dad bought a dozen. One word. Delicious. Then came shopping! I didn't buy anything, but I had fun. And that has been my experience of shopping on black Friday.
Mustache's are hugely popular, for just about everything since I have been shopping. I have found several mustache things so I took a lot of pictures, think it would be a fun post! By the way I am not obsessed with mustaches I think they are cute, but I don't own any mustache things. This post shows lots of love to mustache lovers.
We are off to a week full of family, and no school. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, Christmas is fun, but it is like you have to work really hard with shopping, wrapping, decorations, but that is not what is important about Christmas it is about Jesus's birth. I'm off track I mean it only a couple days till Thanksgiving and I'm rambling on about Christmas! Hope everyones week of vacation is a week of thanks!
On Thursday I was swamped with school (really swamped)
Stayed up really late making things to sell (post coming soon!)
On Friday we had co-op and then came back for Adelie's birthday party (post coming soon!)
Then right after that birthday we had family come over
Saturday will be another busy day, packing, cleaning, and buying gifts
Cause on Sunday we are leaving to Branson, Missouri
Branson is not a long drive, because we usually drive to MN twice a year.
Neither words nor pictures can describe a whirlwind rollerblading day:
The cold, crisp, fresh, fall, air that surrounds you.
The feeling of almost flying.
Coziness in a old favorite sweater.
Seeing leaves of gold and red rush past leaping and frolicking.
Soaring in the air, rushing, almost like dancing in a special way.
Feeling the load of school slip of my shoulders somewhere on the way.
Closing my eyes and not caring how windblown my hair gets.
The magic roller blades can do to you is so much more than you think.