March Memories

Hello, everyone! As I’m writing this, the rain is pouring outside and my sister is playing violin. My mom is working on starting a fire and I have a big cup of tea waiting for me. Talk about perfect writing time! This past month have been filled with tons of adventures and excitement.

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In the beginning of the month, my mom and my sister and I drove to surprise my sister at her first away game for soccer. It was great except we ended up going to the wrong school! By the time we made it to the right school, there were 3 minutes left in the game. Bummer! But, we were able to see my sister play for a little bit and it made her really happy that we were there, so I’d say it was well worth it! :)

On the 5th, we hosted a missionary family for dinner. The family was really sweet and had lots of fun stories about life on the mission field and their many puppies. On the 12th, there was snow but it all melted within a couple of hours. Still, it was really pretty!

The next week, I had a friend over for a sleepover. We went to the park near my house and saw a beautiful tree! (Pictured below.) While we were at the park, a little girl, about 5, ran up to us and asked us to play with her. She was so adorable and I loved running around with her on the park playground! The next day, we met with another friend and went to walk on the campus of a nearby college, getting a feel for the college-life. It was a great experience and I learned a bit of what it’s like just to be on campus.

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Next came the Florida trip! My whole family spent our Spring break in sunny FL by the beach and it was beautiful! We were also able to go on all kinds of adventures including going to the Everglades. (I even made a video of it! Click here to watch it.) We got to see dolphins, birds, and aligators. A couple of days later, we went to Disney! I loved all of the rides but I especially loved the firework show at the end of the day. :) (Read the Florida Trip Travel Journal here!)

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After getting back into the rhythm of school life, I focused on memorized more Bible verses. This time, I memorized Isaiah 26:3-4 which says:

You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.
 Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
-Isaiah 26:3-4 (NIV)

Last week, my sisters and I took a spontaneous trip to my friend’s house! We spent a lot of time playing with her dog, :) but we also spent time outside making floral creations and talking about life. It was a wonderful way to spend my Sunday and it was pretty relaxing too! :)

Some Pictures from March:

That’s all! How was your March? Did you have any fun adventures? Let me know! I would love to hear from you! :)

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February Memories

Hey, guys! Happy March! The weather outside is beautiful and I’m so ready for Spring Break! February was full of fun adventures and memories. I can’t believe it all went by so quickly!

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February started off great with my birthday! I hosted a vision board party, hosting two things off of my goals list for this year. I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friends and family. Shout-out to my wonderful mother who created a huge meal of tiny sandwiches for my birthday lunch!

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A couple days later, I went to watch the play from my high school! It was a lot of fun and I saw a bunch of people that I know (shout-out to M, A, M, L, and H).

On the 11th, I headed over to the park with my sister to walk around and take pictures. It was so beautiful outside and it seemed that everyone was out enjoying the weather! The light reflecting off the water took my breath away. Plus, there were so many dogs – an extra bonus! ;)

Valentines Day came and went without a mishap. My sisters and I made breakfast in bed for my mom and we each got a little bouquet of flowers from our dad. On the 16th, I spent the day writing letters and making cards for my friends and family. And the next day, I went to my first college visit – very exciting.

Then came the big mountain trip! We spent three days in the cool weather with rivers and plenty of trees to sit by. (I even made a video about it. Watch it here.) I ended up spending a lot of time writing which was really fun for me. It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to let my dreams take shape in writing form. ;) Our short trip in the mountains was a fun one and I can’t wait to go back.

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February closed with lots of flowers; flowers in my friends’ hair, flowers in vases, flowers outside, flowers everywhere! I love how such little things like flowers can brighten up the world. :)

I also tried to continue the Photo A Day Challenge this month but then I missed a day. Still, I was able to take some really pretty pictures. Here are some of my favorites. :)

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Beautiful right? How was your February? Is the weather getting warmer where you are?

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March Favorites

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Hey everyone! How was your March? I feel like the year if flying by so fast. Soon it’ll be summer! *jumps up and down* Any-who-do, here are my top 10 from this past month. :)

  1. Toasted Marshmallow Frozen Yogurt from TCBY – This month, my mom took me and my sisters to TCBY. I had the toasted marshmallow frozen yogurt and absolutely loved it!
  2. Red Lipton Tea (With Harvest Strawberry and Passionfruit) – You know it’s spring when I start drinking fruit teas. This strawberry tea is amazing and smells so good.
  3. Pretty as a Peach lotion from Bath and Body Works – I love peach lotions and soaps and this one is probably my favorite of them all.
  4. Behind the Dream (blog)
  5. Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Gelato by Talenti – I think the first time I had this gelato was at my Aunt’s house.
  6. God Is On The Move by seventh Time Down (song) – This song makes me want to jump up and dance. I love the beat and it’s a great reminder that God is still working in our lives.
  7. Spring Break (of course) – For my spring break, my family and I headed down to the beach. You can read more about my Spring Break here. :)
  8. The Selection Series by Keira Cass – My sister introduced me to this series and I loved it! I think my favorite from them is The Elite but I liked the cover for The One the most. I’m considering writing a book review on the series. Let me know what you think. :)
  9. Classy Whale’s Video “Writing A Script” – Classy Whale is one of my favorite youtubers but this video is probably my favorite of them all.
  10. Ephesians 5: 1-2 – “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

What was one of your favorite things from March? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you. :)

Have a great day!
~Abi Leah

One Lovely Blog Award

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Hi again! The amazing Grace from PaperClipsandPins nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, click here to read her posts.

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  1. Thank the Person Who Nominated You.
  2. Add a Picture to Your Post.
  3. Share 7 Facts About Yourself.
  4. Nominate Others to do the Award. (Up to 15)
  5. Include the Set of Rules.
  6. Inform Your Nominees.

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  1. My birthday is this month.
  2. I am taking French, Spanish, and English this year.
  3. The beach is my happy place.
  4. My favorite color is pink. :)
  5. My favorite tea at the moment is Peppermint Tea.
  6. My personality type is INFP.
  7. I have been blogging for a year and half.

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Thanks again to Grace for the nomination! I hope you all have a great week!

signi

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January Favorites

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January has flown by so fast. Out of all the months, January would probably be my favorite because it gives us all a chance to change for the better. Between exam week, school, and busy schedules, it’s great to take a break and reflect on what happened the past month. So, without further ado, here are my top ten January favorites. Enjoy! :)

10. Peppermint Bark
My parents recently went on a trip and they brought back with them Peppermint Bark from Williams-Sonoma. It was eaten within a week; it was so good!

9. Music Tutor
This app has been especially helpful to me with low and high music notes. It took some getting used to in the beginning but I got the hang of it.

8. Wild Berry Zinger Herbal Tea
This is one of my favorite teas. It’s fruity and sweet so no sugar is needed.

7. The Christy Miller Book Series by Robin Jones Gunn
These books are amazing. You can really connect with Christy as you read through her life’s adventures. I definitely recommend them!

6. Anais Anais Perfume by Cacharel
This perfume is really nice. I got it for Christmas and have fallen in love with it.

5. EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Lip Balm
I love the taste of this lip balm and it works! That is if I don’t lick it all off first. :P

4. Plant Nanny (app)
Planing Nanny is an app that encourages you to drink water. You pick a plant, and every time you drink water, you give the amount of water you drank to the plant and it grows. If you don’t water the plant, it will die, so don’t forget!

3. Little Women
This book (and movies) is one of my favorites. We just finished reading it for school and so Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth needed a shout out. I always seem to learn more each time I reread it.

2. The Gallagher Girl  Book Series by Ally Carter
I absolutely love this book series. I read the first book and it was so well written and so well thought out that it inspired me to write a book of my own. This is a must read.

1. Piano Guys’ Simplified Favorites: Vol. 1
I got this piano book for Christmas and have been in love with it ever since. I am learning Arwin’s Vigil and I hope to start Moonlight very soon. And since my sister started taking cello lessons, there might just be a concert pretty soon.

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