Saturday, June 27, 2015


I think I nearly forgot how to blog. It's funny, before the A-Z Challenge, me blogging two weeks apart would have been GOALS, but now it feels so WEIRD.

How dare I leave you for a week longer than I promised! Did you survive?! I do hope so.

Camp was amazing. So, so, so incredible. I met some of the most incredible people and really grew in my relationship with Jesus, which was awesome. But more on that later.

The amount of selfies that happened
was ridiculous.
The reason for my prolonged absence was because my cousins were in town. I kept telling myself that I was going to blog, but it was so hard to break away. I grew up with these cousins (we lived in the same town until I was fourteen) and we're all super close. Especially Alex and myself...she knows me better than anyone, and defines the term "best friend" for me. Anyway, so we were super busy this past week and gone doing crazy things (pool, museum, put-put, the works). But more on that later.

Us being weird. So basically us
being us.
Unfortunately, the insanity is not about to die down. I'm taking an impromptu trip to visit Alex and family (GOING BACK TO MY HOMETOWN YAY!!) with my youngest brother tomorrow. But I have some things lined up for next week, so hopefully I'll still be able to at least blog, if not visit other blogs. But more on that later.

Speaking of which, I've missed reading everyone's blogs so much!! I can't wait to see what y'all have been up to.

Also...I decided to do Camp Nano! Life is already insane enough, might as well add some crazy. I'll be working TBN (which I talked about in my summer goals post). I'm still going to be doing my best to blog two to three times a week though, don't you worry.

LASTLY...a huge round of thanks goes to Rachel Pattinson for nominating me for the Infinity Blog Award! She's a doll, guys, seriously.

I'm supposed to give eleven facts about myself, so here we go. Brace yourselves.

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  1. I had a make-believe best friend named Katelyn.
  2. I had a make-believe villain named Michael Alvin who lived on my top bunk until I moved to the top bunk and then he moved to my closet. He could make himself super tiny during the day and then at night he would come to his full size. He was friends with all of the Disney villains and his sole purpose in life was to marry me. 
  3. I used to force my brothers to go on "Michael Alvin" hunts during the day and sometimes I would try to rub the skin off of their faces to see if they were actually Michael Alvin wearing a mask.
  4. I had a crush on Ty Pennington (from ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Addition) for like...five years. Or so. (OH MY GOSH, I found out that his name is actually Gary a few weeks WHAT EVEN my childhood is ruined.)
  5. I've been to a different school for each year of high school so far. Thankfully, I'm staying homeschooled for my senior year.
  6. I was the Artful Dodger in the musical Oliver my sophomore year.
  7. My neighbors, cousins, siblings, and I put on Annie the musical in my backyard about seven summers ago. I was Annie (of course, because I always had to be the center of attention). It was terrible. We have a video of it, and let's just say, y'all should be glad that my sass has gotten somewhat under control since then.
  8. The first year I did NaNoWriMo, my brother Joseph made an account and pretended to be a guy my age and we messaged for a long time before I discovered that it was actually Joseph. I was so, so, so mad. SO MAD.
  9. I HATE Skittles. With a passion.
  10. I'm discerning doing a year of missionary work before college. (Prayers appreciated!)
  11. I dress up literally every day. The worst part of camp was that I could not bring my maxi skirts or my wedges. Not about that athletic shorts life.
Now for Rachel's questions:

1. If you could be any superhero, who would it be and why?
Black Widow! Because she's kick butt but still feminine and able to depend on others as well as still care about them a lot.
2. If you had to choose between permanently too hot or too cold, which one would you choose?
Too hot! I love love love heat and am still recovering from winter. Actually, I am not really sure that there is such a thing as too hot.
3. What's your ultimate writing dream?
Oh man...honestly, I don't have one. I mean, I have goals, but they're just kind of...there. I'm trying to figure out how God wants me to use my writing in life. Right now, I'm just writing for Him and me, and it's going really well. I guess I would have to say that I'd love to be published. Or have an agent represent me. One of the two would be pretty sweet, but I'm also content where I'm at right now. 

Now...for the eleven bloggers that I'm nominating! 
(No pressure to do this, guys, seriously...but just want you to know how much I love you and how awesome your blogs are!)

My questions:
  1. Would you rather be a butterfly or a bumble bee?
  2. Post a paragraph or a stanza of your latest writing project. (I guess that wasn't really a question...will you please post a paragraph or stanza?)
  3. What are your blogging goals for the rest of the year?
Okay, now I'm off to go read up on all of your blogs. It's good to be back.


  1. YOU HATE SKITTLES? I can't imagine my life without them, it would be meaningless. :') Thanks for tagging me! I tagged you for something on my blog as well, during your absence, it should be the third post down (you may have to click Previous Post). I would also opt to be Black Widow since she is a fantastic heroine who's not afraid to be feminine (and show it).

  2. It must be nice to be close to your cousin :) Thank you for the tag! :)

  3. I ALSO HATE SKITTLES!! Love the adverts for them though. I LOVE the idea of having a make-believe villain - why didn't I ever think of that?! Thanks so much for posting this :)!
    Hope you have a great time with your cousins back in your hometown! And good luck with Camp Nano - let me know how it goes!! I literally woke up this morning and thought 'I might attempt NaNoWriMo again this year', though I have no idea why...

  4. Thanks for the tag! It looks like a lot of fun! :)

  5. A make-believe villain! That is so cool! He doesn't sound all that awful though. . . I mean, a dude who lives in your closet and wants to marry you- Yeah, that's not creepy at all! So imaginative!

    Ty Pennington's name is Gary?! WHAT!? And why would he change it? Who said "Gary" isn't a nice name? Okay, I didn't have a crush on him, but I have to admit he was kind of cute. . .

    Homeschoolers rock!

    #7 What? Not cool. I would be furious. Just. . . what was he thinking?

    #10 That's so awesome! I hope that goes well. What kind of missionary work are you thinking about doing/where?

    Thanks for the tag! I will definitely do this. It sounds like a ton of fun. :)

    1. By the way, I tagged you for the Blogging Community Tag.

  6. Lol I love the make believe villain and sending your brothers to search for him.

  7. No Skittles?? Ugh:) I'm glad you had a great time at camp. My boys are off to camp this week! Time to read, relax, write, clean the house...