Comeback Post

After a long disappearance, I’m back.

Ive been gone so long I’ve probably won the title of MIA on WordPress. 😉

Anyway, a lot has been happening.

Last thing I told you was my family and I were going through some rough spots. We still are but we’re working together to get past them.

Some time ago we joined a homeschool group and we just had our Presentation Night two weeks ago for our co-op classes.

My two classes were Constitutional Literacy and New Games class. And for Presentation Night we did a thing called “Are You Smarter Than A Homeschooler?”where one team was the parents and the other was us homeschool kids. The questions were tough but fortunately we had some geniuses in our group and we won. 😁

We had a great Thanksgiving and I hope you all did as well.

Im currently working on my Christmas shopping list and my sister and I are constantly looking for festive family fun.

Whilst I am waiting for co-op to start back up again in February, I’m finding things to occupy myself with such as volunteering to do art with residents at a local nursing home, doing stage work with my friend for her nutcracker play, decorating my bedroom with Christmas lights, volunteering to do crafts with kids at a Christmas party, square dancing and a whole bunch of other fun stuff.

School is going pretty good but I’ll be more than thankful to graduate when I do.

I’m REALLY looking forward to my 17th birthday in February! I really want it to be special. It’s on a Saturday so I’m hoping my Dad and sisters won’t be working.

For my summer plans I’m hoping to include some driving practice and volunteering at our local pregnancy care center.

Ive got a lot going on but it’s nice to have some things planned out and friends and family that are there to support you while carrying out said plans.

Lastly, I wanna thank my Dad and Mom for putting up with my emotional self this last week when I was having some trouble with stuff. Thanks so much Dad and Mom for your love and help! I love you both! ❤️

Well I hope your life is going down the awesome road as you finish reading this post!

See ya!!!

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Behind

Im really sorry to say that because of Internet difficulties I will be unable to post as often as I usually do. This has really upset me because blogging is one of my favorite pastimes. Thank you for your loyalty and patience! Brooke will be more then happy to fill in for me while I’m gone though! Until next time!

Stories from Anne & Brooke: Mouse in the House!

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Mouse in the House!

“Brooke!” I heard faintly in my sleep. “We’re watching TV!”
I jumped out of bed as quickly as I could and raced out of my room. “You’re watching TV?” I asked excitedly.
“What? No! I said there’s a mouse!”
“What?! Where?!”
“Behind the vase!” My older brother—Michael—was standing on the platform between flights of stairs, pointing at the vase in the corner. Our two cats were already prowling about the vase, not daring to get too close.
“Grab those plastic bins up there,” I was ordered.
I hurriedly took hold of them and cautiously took a couple steps down the stairs, but not all the way. I tossed the bins to him.
“Get some blankets too.”
My younger brother—Ryan—and I bolted to our rooms and grabbed some blankets. When we got back to the stairs, our older brother had our Dad’s cane in his hand, ready to whack the mouse.
We all positioned ourselves in strategic positions to catch the mouse: I was given the cane, standing nearby the vase; Ryan held a blanket to my left over throw on the mouse, and Michael had a plastic bin to trap the mouse with.
On Michael’s go, I was to tip the vase over, causing the mouse to come out. Then he was to drop a bin on it, and if it were trying to climb up the stairs, Ryan was supposed to throw the blanket on it.
The plan didn’t quite work, unfortunately. The mouse ended up going back behind the vase, since I only tipped it back a little bit and then let it go back into position.
We tried again, and it tried to run up the stairs. I began whacking the blanket that Ryan threw on top of it ferociously. Michael ran up the stairs and held a blanket at the top as a wall, told me to hold it there, took the cane, and gave it a few whacks himself. Still, it didn’t work. It just kept on running up the steps.
The confounded mouse came to my barrier, and climbed up my blanket! Michael was still trying to hit it, but it just was not working. I dropped the blanket in fear and ran away a good distance.
The mouse ran under a shelf, and this is what we did: we took the lids from the bins and set them up all around the base of the shelf where any opening was and duct taped them there.
Brilliant.
My Mom happened to be gone on a cruise, and my Dad was gone at work, so we left it all there until he came home. The problem was that when he looked, the mouse was no longer there.
Happy homecoming, Mom! You’ve got a mouse in the house!

Gotta Get To Jesus

As my family and I have been going through some hard times lately, I find that my books, country music and movies don’t help my raw emotions at all. Those things are all fun entertainment but they do nothing for your broken heart.

I have discovered this past week that reading the Bible, talking to God and listening to Godly music has helped to put me at some peace. It’s something I need to do daily but you don’t realize how important God is to you until you need Him.

This song by The Collingsworth Family has been an immense help to me. I listen to it in the morning while doing my hair and it really helps me get through the day.

Here it is and I hope after listening to it, you will put on the top of your to do list: “I’ve Gotta Get To Jesus!” God Bless!

~Anne

Denim Days and Cute Purses

So  as u all know, I’m trying to find a modest outfit to go square dancing in.

I really feel like I’ve been overwhelming u guys with out fit posts but today I got some adorable stuff and I just had to show them to you!

I guess I’ll start with the first items I bought.

The following purses are ones I found as soon as I walked in. I loved them both and couldn’t decide which one so I bought them both. ☺️

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I was looking for a denim jacket and this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but I did like it.

This cute denim piece can either be worn alone or over top another article. It has lace on the shoulders and slightly down  the back.

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Then finally I found almost exactly what I was looking for.

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The only things I would change about it would be the length of the sleeves and the jacket itself and that it had pockets. Other than those things the color and style was just perfect.

I do want y’alls opinion on if this skirt will go with said jacket and whatever shirt I wear with it. Take a look!

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Anyway. As usual, modest fashion tips are always welcome!

Till next time!