Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Anne of Green Gables Inspired Post

“Ruby Gillis thinks of nothing but young men, and the older she gets the worse she is. Young men are all very well in their place, but it doesn't do to drag them into everything, does it?” 

“I'm in the depths of despair!"

“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.”

“Some people are naturally good, you know, and others are not. I'm one of the others.” 

“I suppose it was a romantic was to perish... for a mouse” 

“All things great are wound up with all things little.” 

“My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.” 

“tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it”  

“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.” 

“It's delightful when your imaginations come true, isn't it?” 

“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.” 

“Which would you rather be if you had the choice--
divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?” 

“I've had a splendid time," she concluded happily, "and I feel that it marks an epoch in my life. But the best of it all was the coming home.” 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Meet Cynthia

'Ello, friends.
Guess what?! I got a new cat! Her name is Cynthia. Isn't she just darling! 
I named her after one of the midwives in the tv series 'Call the Midwife'. 
How did I end up with this sweet kitty? Well, here's the story.
It all started when my little sister wanted and cat desperately. (You see she happens to already have a cat but it's a wild little thing and it's...well..mean.) So off we went one Saturday afternoon to find a kitten for my sis. 
We tried the pet shop but all the kittens had already been sold. While we were there, my youngest sister (not the one who wanted the cat) got a betta fish and named him Robert. (You know, what all five year olds name their fish). Our only hope of finding a kitten was to go to our local animal shelter.

 Once we got there we saw bucket loads of kittens in a pen. (Wow. "Bucket loads of kittens" just sounds wrong but you know what I mean.) The kittens were too young to leave their mother so we just played and looked at them. While my little sisters were hypnotized by the kittens' cuteness, I directed my attention to the pen behind me. 

Inside were a three cats. One was fat and quite mean looking, another was eating the entire time we were there, and then there was the one that was staring at me. She was a calico with big green eyes. She meowed innocently several times and rubbed her fur against the pen, waiting to be petted. She seemed very tame and sweet. 

My dad saw my looking at her and told me that I could have her if I'd like. I was speechless when he said I could own that cute creature peering out through the pen. The guy who worked there said that she was one of the sweetest cats they had at the shelter. He also informed us a little about her past. She had actually just had a kitten a few days before. Unfortunately it got so sick that they had to put it down. I looked at her sweet little face and knew that she needed some love and a good home. 

And that's pretty much the story of how Cynthia became part of our family. She's very calm, nice, and lets my little sisters hold her (which is a miracle;) ). 
So yeah. I know it may not be the most exciting story in the world, but I thought I should share this simple, sweet moments with you guys.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Day at a State Park | The Forgotten Post

I was going to post this a couple weeks ago, but life got extremely busy, and I totally forgot about this poor little draft just waiting to be posted. So here you go!
written 4/16/15
Hey everyone! This week we went to a state park. My mom, sisters, me, and a couple friends went on a few trails and played in a mini waterfall. We had a nice little picnic at the park and played on a playground that was totally empty at the time because everyone was in school. We had gotten our school work done earlier that day (one of the advantages of being homeschooled).  Even though the sky was white and sort of stormy looking, the clouds were considerate enough to hold back the rain and let us have a fun filled day where everything seems to be right and beautiful in the world. Here are a few photos I captured throughout that day.
Walkie-talkie overboard! We separated into groups so we could walk on the different trails. My sister and her friend accidentally dropped theirs in a waterfall. Oh well! :)

My initials were carved on this plank of wood. Coincidence? I think not! 
No but seriously, I was a little freaked out.

My friend -being kind and beautiful as always. <3

^My sister's face as she laughed at my other sister. The expression of pure joy, my friend.^

The little girls looked like they were having so much fun on the tire swing so...

I tried it out as well. It was AMAZING. I think I enjoyed it a little too much. 

I actually took a picture of a deer!!! Okay, so maybe I zoomed in A LOT but they actually turned out better than I expected. I thought they'd be an unsightly blurry mess.
Thanks for reading!