Goodbye August, Hello September!

August 31, 2017

In my orderly, organized fashion I come late again with this post. *crashes in* But honestly...the ending of summer should never be hurried (don't you agree?) and it's also very hard to say goodbye to one of the best summers of my life. So in honor I decided to reflect over the blessings small and big that occurred this summer (along with a sprinkling of funny stories and anecdotes). Also I have a very big announcement at the end of the post so BEAR with me and yes you may totally skip to the end if you would rather not ;)


2017 summer was watermelon summer! I feel like we had watermelon to eat every single day, well of course not every single day...but at least twice a week. I can't quite describe the happiness that comes from biting down on a crisp juicy melon :) and mama yelling at my siblings and I to go outside to eat while the sticky sweet juice trickles down our hands. In addition more than one neighbor brought us their home grown watermelons and wow it was wonderful. Next year merits a personal melon patch. Really, there can never be too much watermelon!


this. was. scary...and awesome at the same time. I still feel the knot in my stomach over my nervousness. So our friends did an impromptu firework show in our front yard and it was great and fun but LOUD and so many sparks flying everywhere YIKES and I was holding back a curious little munchkin from running too close. But anyway one of the fireworks was particularly huge and it exploded into so many sparks that it caught the lawn on fire and it was going on and on. *internal screaming* And of course. It was no big deal. But of course I'm over there hugging that little girl and blabbering off to my sister in horror.

This was literally me the whole time xD
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 sugar shack donuts

This is a funny one. It's my birthday, k? I'm at seven o'clock swim team morning practice with my siblings. So it ends *sore muscles very sore and tired sleep deprived girl* and people are asking around for my mom and I'm like "I don't know, she must be busy with the kids somewhere". Go figure my sweet mom drove one hour to the sugar shack donut store just to get three huge boxes of donuts for the whole swim team because I love sugar shack donuts and GAH ISN'T MY MOM IS THE BEST MOM EVER? SHE IS <3 <3 <3 Anyway she comes back and I'm standing there with my mouth all dropped open not believing my eyes because DONUTS and HER SWEETNESS, she was just brushing off the fact that she just drove that far just for me. And wow she really made my birthday the best ever. I'll never forget that  ^.^ 

sunsets, the rainbow ones!

 Need I say more? It's like a rainbow that carpets the whole sky...driving home over the bridge and seeing that heavenly sunset fill the sky is beyond words. It's so incredible to see those rainbow colors and remember that covenant of peace He established with Noah so long ago, but that the promise still stands forever and for every one of us. <3 God is really good <3

full moons

The midnight walk girl took her midnight walks under the full moons and IT WAS BREATHTAKING. AND THE STARS, there were millions and millions and I saw shooting stars. Those just pierce my soul with deep love...I feel little flickers of God's's like He's breathing love into our souls. <3
And on midnight walks you should try them sometime...but do it barefoot. That's very important *nodnod*  oh yes and please stay safe if you do, I have the blessing of living in a secluded property in the country so that's totally fine for me. ;)


I remember one night sitting down on the bench late, late and my daddy came up and put his arms around me and we watched the fireflies fill the sky from ground to treetops with their sparkling little lights. Imagine frogs croaking and a sweet gentle breeze, needless to say it was a magical night...

solar eclipse

I mean WOW. What a chance of a lifetime we all got (well almost all of us). Around in my area it was cloudy but there was this one moment when the faint sun broke out and BAM you should have seen us run with our eclipse glasses. THE VIEW WAS INCREDIBLE. It was truly something I won't forget.

 bible journal

 This has become vital to me. Just writing down a few notes and quotes after a profound study could be the pick-me-up I needed at some random time. I highly recommend doing a bible journal, it's been so good for me. And plus writing in a's very very aesthetic *creeps down to be smaller and grins*


Sitting around the campfire with family with plenty of popcorn and watermelon + while the sky grows paler and paler blue = memories


Well here I come to the ending of this nostalgic post, and SO WHAT IS THE SURPRISE you ask.
My sister and I have decided to write a diary style blog where we talk about our life and its coming out pretty soon. AND IT'S VERY AESTHETIC AND PRETTY. This idea came up because honestly there is so much to be happy about and so much to reflect on based on our life as well as the fact that this year will be one of the most filled with opportunities and adventures as I like to call them :) AND THE BLOG NAME IS *drumroll* 

ISN'T IT PRETTY? (I'm wayyy too excited right now xD)  I'm sure you are bursting with questions so ask those below and there is more concrete explanation coming once the blog opens.

Of course this blog I will still be writing on but since school is starting along with a myriad of incredible new opportunities I will be posting only once a week on Saturdays. (with some possible exemptions but for sure once a week)

That being said...

Leaving summer is hard...but fall is a beautiful month and I feel like many of this year's reflections have included treasuring every day and season, yes even the unpleasant days and times, because what we sow in due season we will reap...if we don't lose heart <3 The weeds in our fields are only tests to see how much work and love we are willing to put in. Let's show ourselves worthy.


How has your month been? What do you think of our upcoming blog? Share some of your favorite memories! Let's chat below! <3
“Surely this is our God;
    we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
    let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

(Isaiah 25:9b)

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  1. Beautiful. Your month sounded amazing. I can't wait to see your other blog. That's so exciting!
    Your posts always make me feel happy. You have such a beautiful heart and are always so positive.
    God bless you!


    1. Thank you so much Ivie ^.^ <3
      That means a lot to me and it makes me happy that I can share my happiness with other people :D You definitely do the same to me <3
      God bless you too! <3

  2. Congrats on making a blog with your sister. I can't wait to read it!:)
    Also it sounds like you had an amazing August.

    1. It's a great prospect and I hope you like it :)

      And I sure did!!!

  3. YAY! I'm super excited to read the new blog!!! <3 <3

    Your blog is always so pretty, I can't wait to see the other one! :D

    1. CAN"T WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE IT! :D It's even prettier than this blog! <3

  4. My month has been....BUSY. Just that. Busy. Can't describe anyway else.

    Ohmigosh, another blog??? *puts that on the need-to-find list*


    1. Haha, SAME. But on second though August was a lot more peaceful than July...I hope you have a great September Catherine! You're going to grad school right?

      And I'll let you know about it ;)

  5. I'm soooo EXCITED about your new blog!!!
    It is scary to keep little ones reigned in around fireworks, isn't it?
    THOSE DONUTS SOUND SO GOOD. Moms are the best.
    The eclipse was such an amazing experience! It's too bad it was cloudy where you were at.
    I'm hoping to get a journaling Bible for my birthday next month-I really want to get into it.
    Love reading these kinds of posts!

    1. Ahhh, I'm so glad you are excited because so am I ^.^
      Oh boy yes! They are so curious sometimes, it's adorable.
      I know! But it was definitely better than nothing...
      You definitely should! If you want a buddy or tips definitely contact me because I was a bit lost as to where to start but I hope you have fun with it!
      Me too! <3 Thank you so much for reading and commenting Mira ^.^ <3

  6. I am excited to read your new blog!!! That's fun. :-D
    My month has been good! We went to the library A LOT and I've read some great books, as well as watched some new movies that were AWESOME!!! XD
    Full moons are the BEST! I LOVE fireworks and watermelon. Sounds like you had a great month! XD

    1. It will be fun :D And I'm so glad you like the idea
      That's awesome, I did too! Libraries are the best and new movies are too! Which did you watch? Just curious :D
      YES, full moons are so mysterious and fireworks and watermelon are pure summer joys! :)
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. :)

    2. You're welcome! XD
      I watched The Giver (AMAZING MOVIE), Star Trek (the 2009 one), Star Trek Into Darkness, and Castle in the Sky. I feel like there was one more that I forgot, but I can't remember. :-Z ;-)

  7. *gets a cozy feeling of bubbly happiness* It sounds like your month was WONDERFUL. What a beautiful post, Anna! I CAN'T EVEN <3

    And a new blog??? *flails* I can't wait!!!! And what a CUTE title for it! Looking forward to seeing it, and also meeting your sis! XD

    1. GAH, I'm so happy right now. That actually means a lot to me. That's the feeling I got when I was writing it <3 It just brings me joy when other people share my happiness ^.^

      AND AHH I'm so happy you like the blog idea! *flails with you and makes excited squeaks* xD And yes haha it'll be so funny and interesting for everyone to meet my sis :P

  8. Wow your summer sounds so wonderful! I wish I was in summer now, but alas, we are still in winter. Spring should be coming soon, though. :D I can't wait to read your new blog! <3

    1. It's crazy to think things are switched around for you all! It's such a hard thing to grasp when you are so far away xD Your summer vibes will be appreciated in our winter ;)

      And eeekk I can't wait to open it!

  9. This post was so cooool. <3 <3 It just had such a nice wrap up style. *nods*

    1. AHH THANK YOU JANE *flails while bowing thankfully*
      NEITHER CAN I <3

  10. Your summer sounds... delightfully summer-y. :) And rainbow sunsets and midnight walks under the stars are the best! I'm so looking forward to summer! Technically, it's the first day of spring here in the Southern Hemisphere, but it doesn't feel like it yet.

    I'm looking forward to reading the new blog! It sounds good, and I like that it's born out of an overflow of happiness. :) Is your sister older or younger than you?

    I like the way you closed the post too. Truly there's beauty and contentment in every season. xx

    1. They really are! It's a bit sad to say bye to summer but in a way I'm ready for fall! I hope summer comes soon for you ^.^ As I said to Melissa it'll be nice to have a virtual reminder of summer when we northern hemisphere people are stuck in winter! :-)

      I'm so glad you are! We just want to be really honest about life in happiness and hard times and try to give light to sister is younger than me :) three years younger. Isn't that a bit like you and your sister? :)

      There truly is...God is incredible <3 xoxox Thank you so much for reading Jessica, your comments are always so heartfelt and they really warm my heart :) <3

    2. I hope it makes winter easier for you, haha. :) Yes! My sister is just over four years younger than me, but it doesn't feel like that much now. At first I wasn't sure what it was going to be like having her join the blogging fam, but it's awesome as it turns out. I hope you have the same experience with your sister! :)

      Aw, I'm so glad. I always enjoy reading your posts, and hearing from you in comments here and on my blog. Keep shining for Him! xx

    3. Haha I'm sure it will ;)

      I feel the same way but we'll see how it goes! We aren't going to post very often though, just an on and off blog...

      You too Jessica! ^.^ You are such a sweet person <3

  11. Happy September!! Great post! <3 <3

    1. You too Sophy! <3 <3 <3 Thank you so much for reading and stopping by ^.^

  12. I really wish I saw the eclipse!!! Watermelons are delicious, by the way-- don't ever regret eating them every day.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    1. Aww I'm sorry you missed it! Absolutely not! Not only are they delish they are also super healthy ^.^ huge benefits...

      Thanks for reading and stopping by, I know how busy you are ^.^ Hope school is going well for you <3

  13. I'M SO SAD SUMMER IS OVER :''''''') But it was good while it lasted. Literally everything you listed here GAVE ME SO MANY FEELS <333 watermelon is amazing and sunsets yes and the eclipse!! We didn't see the whole thing up here in VT but it was still cool. :D YOUR NEW BLOG !!! THAT SOUNDS SO AWESOME I CANNOT WAIT TO READ IT!!! *tosses confetti and waffles* congratulations!!

    rock on,

    1. GAH ME TOO, EXACTLY! Omg this summer was so many feels for me. <333 YAH SAME, I wish I could have seen more but it was still incredible!
      *snatches up waffles and twirls in the confetti* AHH THANK YOU ABBIEE! <3 <3 :D


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