Sunday, May 31, 2015

the important things in life

love
friendship
fun
family
the beautiful creation our Lord made
laughter
smiles
Jesus.
those are the important things in life. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Recently...#4

*uhem* I don't think so.

Jo had a little tea-party with her stuffed-animals.
So here is Koopa the Creeper drinking tea and being very sociable. 

And of course, Rainbow Brite wants some tea, as well. 
I had some other pictures to share. I did a couple photoshoots with Jo, and then some pictures for my doll blog. , too, to share next post. :)

~Lydia~ <3

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

4 Reasons Why You HAVE To Listen to Owl City

Hey!

Owl City is this awesome music project. And you need to listen to it. Here are some reasons if you still don't want to click Spotify and go try it out, O ye of little faith.

1. Adam Young


If you have never listened to Owl City you can't fangirl over Adam Young (<3) and that would just be the most tragic thing.





Ever.

2. You Can Trust His Music To Be Clean 

When I want to check out a new artist/band, I often have to be careful because they might have things I really don't want to be in my playlists...with Owl City, there are no worries! You can always trust that there will be clean, but great music.


3. Special Meanings Behind the Songs 

At least for "All Things Bright and Beautiful", Adam did a series of videos with the meanings behind the songs, and those were really fun to watch. :)

4. Owl City is just. AWESOME. :D 


Yeah. 


If you want to hear a song by them, just listen to "Verge" on the playlist!
 I hope have gotten you to like Owl City if you don't already! :D

Fairwell!

~Lydia~ <3

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

the peak of the world

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"I'm going to miss this place." I sigh, and let the wind blow my fiery-red hair back from my face.

"You don't have to."

I shake my head. "How can I avoid it? No. I need to go."

"You do know we can depart without having to escape."

I laugh bitterly. "The two words mean the same thing."

He shakes his head. "On the contrary, they are two very different words. Escape means to slip away from confinement. "

I look down. Confinement was something I was very familiar with.

"Depart, on the other hand..."

"How, then?"

He smiles. "Fly." 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

the random questions tag!

Hey guys!

I was nominated for The Random Questions tag almost a month ago by my friend Emily at The Imaginary World of Emily McConell. (Sorry it took so long for me to post this!)

So I'll start off with the rules...

~ Paste the button onto your blog post.
~ Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time!) (Be original and nonsensical in your question-creativity - make the blogging world a cheerful place :-) And be disastrously random.)
Now for the fun...
~Write down three facts about you - one of them is WRONG. Let your commenters guess in the comments which one is wrong (and tell them in the comments after a while)
~Answer the questions of the person who tagged you - make it all super random and interesting
:-D

So here are three facts about me, but one of them is wrong. Guess which one in the comments!

*I started blogging when I was eight years old.

*I have read only the first book in the Emily trilogy.

*I have seen the Pollyanna movie.

Given the choice between writing historical fiction or contemporary, which would you choose? 
Erm, probably historical fiction...I've already written TONS of contemporary fiction. I want to write more historical and describe zillions of pretty dresses and gowns. :D

You've been sent to a foreign land and you don't speak the language. You're supposed to be talking peace talks with this country. What do you do? 
Enlist the help of a translator person (whatever you call them, :P)

Surprise! You've been assigned to be the General of an army and you're supposed to be planning a surprise attack on the enemy. What are you going to do and will your plan succeed? 
I'm going to say this is an old-fashioned 1812-type-of-war...I'm not an expert on modern wars. xD
So we would probably sneak up to their fort and take it over with weapons and guns. And it would succeed.

Would you prefer getting married to a guy who is fairly good and will probably grow more through marriage or would you wait until you're thirty-nine to marry the perfect man for you? 
First option. :P

Indiana Jones just asked you to come ad help him save the world. What are you packing for the trip? 
Clothes, water, a notebook, camera, phone (for selfies xD Though Indiana Jones would probably not know what that even is xD), blanket.

You've been thrown back in time and discovered that T-rexes are vegetarians. How are you going to prove this to people in your time? 
I would probably go back, grab a camera and then video-cam it.

Asked by your best friend to attend her formal tea party, you arrive to discover that she's invited the presidents/rulers of the world. What would you talk about with them besides politics (because some are bound to get angry when the discussion turns to politics and you can't talk about those)? 
I would ask them what a normal day in their lives is like. Ask them some normal questions like, you know, getting-to-know-you kind of questions.

The police force in your area has asked you to solve the crime of the missing purple giraffe. But you don’t like giraffes and this one has been known to be particularly rude. Are you going to help find him or not? (Bear in mind that he’s a stuffed giraffe who has a tendency to run off whenever he feels like it, and he very well could be on vacation somewhere)
Wow. That is a truly awesome question. Mmmm....yeah, probably. I mean, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!!

Here are my questions:
Do you live in an area with many trees?
Do you want to go to New Zealand? If so, why? (My reason is IT'S NARNIA!)
How do you usually like your eggs? (Scrambled, sunny-side up, eggs Benedict, etc.)
What is the most lacy, frilly, over-the-top dress you have ever seen in a movie or TV show? (If you can, share a picture.)
Favorite quote?
Rainy, sunny, or in-the-middle sort of days?
Tea: hot or iced?
Would you believe me if I told you bacon came from a gold-mine in a mousepad where Adam Young lived?

(In the last question, I just said the first things that came to mind xD)

The nominees:
Jo at The Little Sis Blog
Eve at Eve of Womanhood
June at Impossible
Celia at CECE

Thanks for reading!

~Lydia~ <3

Saturday, May 16, 2015

playlist

Hey guys!

I decided to make a list of my favorite songs for you guys. :3 So here there are: 


EDIT: I put in links to YouTube videos of all of the songs but I Follow Rivers.

I have many more but those are the main bands/artists I listen to right now. If you have any recommendations let me know in the comments! I'm always looking for new people to listen to. :3 

~Lydia~ <3

Saturday, May 9, 2015

my kitties


Twilight is the black and white one, and Twinkle is the calico. They are brother and sister! We love them so much. :) 
I was putting on my makeup this morning when I heard meowing in the hallway.

I realized it was Twinkle. She was just meowing and meowing and meowing. I finally opened the door. "What do you want?!" I asked her.

She looked up at me and meowed again. I sighed. "It's not your turn yet. Just wait a few minutes!"

Twinkle sat down in front of the door. I closed it. When I opened it again, Twinkle was there, and Twilight was sitting behind her. Twinkle walked in and shut the door with her nose.

In a few minutes, she went meowing at the door again. I opened it for her. She walked out and Twilight walked in. They were taking turns!

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It's REALLY blurry, but here is Twilight climbing around a bit. :3
Twilight loves to climb. When we first brought him home, the first thing Twilight did was jumping up on the computer desk and walking around on the tables.

Now he climbs EVERYWHERE. On the stair railings, my doll beds, bookshelves, he even tried to climb on the doorframe once! (But we stopped him that time.)
               
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Twilight and Twinkle with my sister, Jo, all watching Columbo together. ;)

Our kitties are really friendly. They love snuggling. Twilight especially. The first thing I wake up to each morning his him sniffing my face. (I sleep on the top bunk - told you he was a good climber!!) 

After he's satisfied that I'm awake, he jumps down and goes to Jo's bed. 


Then, he usually snuggles with her! He plops right down next to her in a special spot where he always is, and when Jo wakes up he's right there. She likes it because it's a good excuse not to get up. Actually, that's her excuse for everything. "But Twilight's cuddling with me!!!"

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~Lydia~ <3
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