A Peek Into My Life #3

I know it has been a long while since I last wrote here on my blog. Unfortunately, I just have not had the time or inspiration to do so. I will try to post more with the Christmas coming up and Thanksgiving almost here. But I won’t be able to post that much because I do have other priorities I need to attend too, #alifeoutsideblogging

Now for a peek into my life. (Hey, wait. I like that title. Okay, I just changed these posts name from Pictures From My Life to A Peek into My Life. Yep, that sounds a lot better.)

The first picture is…

 

My brother doing a Trump impersonation. LOL! He does it pretty well.

 

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I have the most adorable baby brother. Aren’t sleeping babies always the cutest?

 

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And because he is so adorable I have to put another picture. Just look at that face!

 

IMG_3959Here’s a picture of me trying to look cool with my sunglasses.

 

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I really like this quote. I think my sister found it on the internet. I have too many favorite quotes to count! Same goes for books and movies. And songs. I have a really hard time at picking just one of things. XD

 

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Here is a poor stray kitten that was wandering around our house. It took us a long time to catch him and then even though he was almost skin and bones he didn’t want to drink the milk we offered. But we found a kindly neighbor to take him in.

 

 

The littles are always eager to put on a theatrical for us. This was a talent show one night.

 

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Apple cider and apple cake: refreshments for movie night. My four-year-old sister’s favorite quote (and the only one she knows) from that movie is “let go of my hand sir and sit over there!” It is entertaining when she says it, trying to imitate the actress with her annunciation.

 

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A random picture of the sky through the trees

 

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This is my siblings and I hiking with some friends on one of the trails at a conference center. We went to  the NCFIC conference in NC at the end of October. The theme of the conference was the Glory of Jesus Christ and I had an amazing time. This was our seventh time going and I think every time it gets better!

IMG_4339At the top of the mountain!

 

IMG_4362IMG_4365Outdoor volley ball and monkey pit

IMG_4396This was our room at the conference. Not the prettiest sight, but you don’t have much time to clean between going to sessions, visiting the vendor hall and talking to friends.

 

IMG_4375IMG_43784:30 in the morning. That’s when the great discussions happen. (but that was Saturday night and church the next day didn’t start until 10:30, so we got a little sleep.)

 

IMG_4417Here is the late Sunday night/early Monday morning volley ball. Sort of a tradition to play until at least 2:00 AM.

 

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And to end on a cute note I’ll just put another picture of Courage. Every child needs to have a ride in the laundry basket.

I have sort of started to listen to Christmas music. I usually don’t start until Thanksgiving day but my siblings wanted to listen to it early and I was sort of drawn in… This song is one of my favorites to listen to. It’s a twist on a traditional Christmas carol sung by Celtic Thunder. I love Celtic music, Christmas music and things that are melancholy, and this song is all three. The other song of theirs that I adore listening to (and watch because of the dramatic choreography) is Caledonia. I listened to it like a dozen times in two days.

 

Would you all like to see a post about our Thanksgiving and maybe some Christmas decorations/traditions in a couple weeks? Have you listened to Celtic Thunder? Aren’t little siblings the best?

Oh, and happy Thanksgiving! (to all who live in these United States of America)

And an interesting thought: this is my first time spending three Thanksgivings in one house in my life! (and this is my 16 Thanksgiving!) Can you tell my family likes to travel?

~Mandalynn~

 

 

22 thoughts on “A Peek Into My Life #3

  1. Thanks for the peek into your life! I’ve missed your posts 😀 I would have loved to have seen that talent show!! That looks epic. 😀 My younger siblings love doing things like that too 😀 That volleyball was SOOOOOOO fun!!!!!!!! I think we missed you though! I never saw you up there that I can remember! When did you go up and play?!
    Also, that song was so beautiful and sad. Very well done. I remember that story and this was an entrancing commemoration of it. Thanks for sharing : )

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    1. I think I went up past 6:00 or something. I didn’t play volley ball though I played monkey ball.
      Your welcome for the song. That part where the singer says, “and I killed the boy that sang in no man’s land” is so sad!!

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  2. I would love to see a post about your Thanksgiving and Christmas décor, etc.!!

    I had never heard the song “Celtic Thunder” before this! And I have already replayed it multiple times! It is so gorgeous!!! Who’s voice do you like the best ? I like the two youngest boy’s voice best!

    I would not know, I do not have younger siblings!

    I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!!!❤ 🙂

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    1. Isn’t it? I like all of there voices. It is hard to choose, but the oldest man and the other one that starts out silent night are my favorites. I also love the young boy’s voice.

      Thank you! I hope you do also!

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  3. Oh, I was talking about the evening volleyball every night – is that what you were talking about? Or was it the ice cream social?
    Yes! That IS so sad! I got chills at that point, but I comforted myself, because I didn’t remember anything in the real story about the singer lad getting killed, though it most definitely could have happened. The way they harmonize when they sing the word ‘born’ is amazing!! I’m still trying to figure out what notes they were using and what the logic is behind it so I can copy it! I do admit… I listened to this 5 times already. 😀

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    1. Oh, yes I was talking about the ice cream social.
      We only played evening volley ball Sunday and Wednesday night.
      Well, I think what it’s trying to say is not that he literally killed him but the fact that they killed them after they had met and had a truce, you know?
      Yes, one of the reasons I listened to it so much was to get the notes right so I can sing it. I think I almost know the right tune now. It is complex. (and I love the born part too)

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  4. That song is heart wrenchingly sad. Did you know that the Christmas treaty of 1915 was actually a true event? The troops in the trenches called a treaty to celebrate together. When the officers heard, they were furious, and ordered the men back in the trenches. In the morning, the war began again.

    Your life looks fun!

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    1. Um, yes. I’ve known about the Christmas truce since I was little. It is pretty famous.
      I always thought it sad that they killed the people they had been friendly with just a few hours later.

      Yes, life has been fun. And will be get even more fun tomorrow! I can’t wait to see you!

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    1. Well, my mom had found this song on YouTube and wanted us to listen to it and then I started listening to other of their songs, but we knew about Celtic Thunder before then I just hadn’t really been interested in it until now.

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