The Move 2013 (Part 1)

Okay, I finally got around to editing all of our almost-200 moving pictures, and I decided to share some with you. I put them into collages so you can see more of them and it won’t take up so much room in my post. Comprendo? 🙂

Ya wanna make the pictures bigger? Click on them, it might help.

(This was our house in Texas.)

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The last few weeks were filled with packing, and now unpacking. The weeks included a surprise visit from our cousin, Adriana, and her dad, lots and lots of boxes, Grandma coming to help us out with packing, awesome picture opportunities, crazy duct tape messages from my dad, and lots more.

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Then came all the goodbyes. We went over to our neighbor’s house one evening for supper and said goodbye to them, and two of our other neighbor girls came over the next day to say goodbye and give us a cute little teddy bear (which we then named DB). 🙂 We will miss our neighbors; they were pretty cool.

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Then, before we knew it, moving day came. We quickly ate breakfast and got ready for the day, and all our helpers came. A big thank you to everyone that came to help! We carried boxes, wrapped mirrors and pictures in blankets, carried more boxes, cleaned floors and bathrooms, and carried more stuff to the moving truck. It was quite exhausting, I must say.

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Then it was lunchtime and we children kinda took a little siesta. And took videos. And laughed at how crazy we looked in the video camera.

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Annnnnnd just like that, they put the last piece of furniture, our last piece of the Miller house in Texas, into the moving truck and shut and locked the big door. A while later we bid our uncle and cousin farewell and sent them on their way to Michigan with the moving truck and all our treasures and belongings. (That huge truck, by the way, has a very small horn.)

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We had to say goodbye to this wonderful family. They were the ones that met for church with us for over a year. We got to know each other very well; it was like we were a big family. Saying goodbye was hard. But, on the bright side, it gives us something to look forward to when we visit Texas again! 🙂

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Then we drove up to Lott to stay overnight there. We had a yummy supper with our cousins, aunts, and uncles at Grandpa’s house, hung out a little with friends and cousins, and then tried to get a good night’s rest so we would be able to get up and drive all day the next day. (Notice in the bottom left picture: Ya think we look alike? We are actually cousins, not sisters. But we like to say we’re twins, even though we are a few years apart.) 🙂 Gonna miss all you Lott people. Yet another thing to look forward to when we come visit Texas, though! Oh, and don’t forget, y’all are supposed to come visit US up here too! 😀

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The next morning we left. And we drove. And drove. And DROVE. There was a lot of driving, in case you didn’t know.

***Read part two for the rest…. 🙂

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Still in the Christmas Mood

After a 2 1/2 week vacation, I’m finally getting my Christmas pictures uploaded and edited. So that’s why I’m still “in a Christmas mood.” 🙂

For Christmas we went to Michigan, which turned out to be very fun!

*We got to see an amazing Christmas play, make Christmas candies, get matching pajamas from our wonderful Grandma, have a real “Geigley Christmas” (as you can see on the top right picture), and so on and so forth. 🙂

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*I was also able to hang out/go shopping with my wonderful friends, play some funny games, and see my old school friends. Oh, and my brother had a crazy/kinda awesome hat and a cool bass guitar so I thought I would put that picture in too. 🙂

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*Me and my awesome cousin being crazy. It was great to be able to goof off with my cousins again. 🙂

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* My little cousin. He is crazy adorable.

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*We got to play in the wonderful snow while we were there! It was so fun to be able to make snow angels, eat the snow, watch it fall silently to the ground, try to catch it on your tongue, stuff your face into the snow, then go inside and drink warm hot chocolate or tea. 🙂
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*Then we traveled back to another part of Texas. We got to hang out with some other wonderful cousins and awesome friends for the weekend. It was fun playing volleyball, going out to eat, going to some friends’ house, holding that fluffy little puppy that felt like a pillow (what was his name….Bentley?), and other awesome things. 🙂

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It was a very fun 2 weeks, I enjoyed pretty much every moment of it! Buuuut, I am glad to be back in my own room, with my own closet (not suitcases), and my own guitar and mandolin again! 🙂

As 2012 comes to a close, I want to thank God, my family, and my friends for making this year wonderful! (Maybe I’ll write a post about New Year’s. Maybe.)
Have a wonderful New Year’s everyone!

Alyssa ~*

When Brenda Came……

Greetings once again, my faithful blog-readers! How has your last month been? Mine was eventful, I’ll tell you all about it… 🙂

July 16 (a Monday) started out like any other day. I had no suspicions of any surprises. During supper that evening, my dad went outside. I kinda wondered what he was doing, but it just so happened that we were acting really crazy and laughing a lot that evening, so someone just had another funny joke and I kinda forgot about Dad for a while.  A little while later my younger brother Alex went out there to see what my dad was doing, and came back inside jumping up and down, laughing, and running all over! I had NO idea why he was laughing and being so hyper, but my mom was laughing a lot, so I just laughed at her! I laughed so hard that water came out my nose when I tried to drink. But that is beside the point. Anyhow, I heard the front door open, so I ran out there to tell him that I laughed so hard water came out my nose. Then something stopped me right in my tracks. It wasn’t anything scary, I assure you. It was Brenda. (She is my friend from Michigan that has wanted to come down here for a while) I just said, “How did you get here?” 🙂 Turned out her dad (who delivers campers across the country) got a run out here to deliver a camper, so he brought her along to surprise me! So the story goes; how she stayed two weeks, we went shopping together, had lots of fun, how she flew home. I’ll give you a few pictures, how about that? 🙂 Enjoy! (I hope you don’t get too bored)

Brenda & I, together at the zoo 🙂

Cooking….I think

Yum! We are cooking…….Seriously!

You see? We made this 2-layer cake with chocolate icing in between the 2  layers of cake, and fluffy, white frosting on the top!

We took her downtown to the Alamo last Sunday. ‘Twas fun 🙂

We had a good time together. Shopping, baking, making a daffy supper for the family, having a ‘girl beauty party’ with some friends, and all. 🙂


Then, just after she left, I had to get a sore throat, stuffy nose, and headache! *sigh*

So how was y’all’s week? 🙂

Later folks,

I’m back (FINALLY)!

Well my wonderful blog-readers, here I am. Once again. Kind of late. Sorry if you’re disappointed by my lack of presence. Lately, I have been having a case of what they call ‘Writer’s Block.’

As some of you know, our family took a quick, unexpected trip back to our wonderful homeland of Michigan. It was very eventful, fun, exciting, and all those other words you use to describe a cool trip! 🙂

You might be wondering what all we did while we were there. Or you might not. But anyways, if you WERE wondering, you are in luck, because I–Alyssa–am here! Here are some of the memories of our trip. So…Here goes.

1. Seeing our family and friends, of course.

2. Having the wonderful opportunity to surprise everybody, which was VERY fun! 🙂

3. Surprising my Uncle with a 40th birthday party.

4. Visiting my old school and attending the 8th grade class graduation. (The 8th grade would be my old class.)

5. 4-wheeling with my cousin.

6. Babysitting 3 of ‘my’ little boys that I used to babysit when we still lived in Michigan.

7. Having countless sleepovers with my friends and cousins…Which also means staying up really late most nights. *heehee* 🙂

8. BIG ice cream cones.

9. Finding an almost-new electric guitar at a garage sale for $20.

10. Water tubing with my friend at a lake. (Falling off a tube into the water while going around 40 mph is a …hmmm, how shall I say….UNIQUE experience. 🙂

Some photo memories:    (Click on the pictures if you want to enlarge them.)

*One of ‘my’ little boys*

*Me and my crazy cousin*

*Me and 2 of my cousins*

*Ice cream and friends*

*My friend and I acting crazy*

There were many fun times there…I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it 🙂

I also finished 8th grade last Thursday. I know, it is kinda late, but hey, we just went on an unexpected two-week trip! Now, onto a summer filled with adventure! I hope.

I will try to blog regularly again…If I can find time in my very busy boring life… 🙂

Ciao peeps,

Hello, blogging world!

Why, hello there, wonderful world of blogging! So pleased to meet you! Oh, hey other-people-who-are-reading-this. I was just getting to know Mr. Blog here. This is going to be just a blog that will have many random things, including ramblings, thoughts, how-tos, and probably alot more. 🙂 Well, just thought that you and my blog would like to get a little acquainted… Have a good day!