Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

    Howdy everyone and MERRY CHRISTMAS! :) Our family isn't having Christmas (aka: presents and Christmas dinner) until tomorrow because that's when all of our family will be together. My inner child is really showing right now because I'm impatiently waiting to open presents until tomorrow. However, my dad did say I would be able to open one present tonight, so I'm not gonna say no to that! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays with their loved ones and that you all have been having a marvelous day! I've just been relaxing and watching Downton Abbey (a friend of mine recently got me hooked on that show! It's super good. You should check it out!).
    Anywho, I can't believe 2012 is almost over! This year has certainly gone by way too fast, but I am definitely looking forward to 2013. 2013 is my high school graduation year and I also start college that year and I couldn't be happier. I hope that 2013 turns out to be a spectacular year filled with lots of memories (which I'm sure it will be). Best wishes to all of you and Merry Christmas again!

xoxo Kellyn

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bring on the heat!

Well, as stated previously, I HATE THE COLD! Yeah, I'm going to college in a town where it gets exceptionally cold, but somehow I know I'll survive. ;) But, as soon as I can, I'm moving somewhere warm.
I've grown up in Washington my entire life where the temperatures vary, but it most definitely is not consistently very warm. My dream is to live somewhere where I don't have to bundle up every time I go outside and where the temperatures tend to range from 70 and above! Some might call me crazy, but that just sounds so wonderful to me!

So, without further ado, here are my top 5 states I would want to live in:

1. South Carolina

2. North Carolina

3. Florida

4. Georgia

5. Texas

Now, for those of you who remember me mentioning prince charming in a previous post...you'll understand why Texas is on my list. ;) I would love to live in Texas even if he didn't live there though! It just looks like an amazing place to live (and it doesn't have a high tax rate, which always is a bonus considering here in Washington our tax rate is pretty close to about 10%, which is ridiculous!)

Anyways, hope everyone is having a fabulous day!

xoxo Kellyn

Lots and lots of Christmas cheer!

 Good news everyone! I'M GOING TO COLLEGE!!!

I received the news on Monday and it seriously made me so happy. I love that I got my acceptance letter to Utah State University right before Christmas...it was a pretty sweet early Christmas present. :) Just in case y'all are curious, I really wanted to go to USU because they have an amazing elementary education program (I want to be an elementary school teacher someday). Yes, the weather can get super duper cold there in the winter (and if you know me, I hate the cold and want to live somewhere very warm, like Texas), but I was willing to deal with the weather to go to an amazing school.

I hope everyone is getting excited for Christmas! I know I am!! We got our Christmas tree today and are currently residing at our little cabin in the snowy woods. It's quite peaceful. :)

xoxo Kellyn

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Long distance friends.

    Most people when they hear "long distance friends" just roll their eyes and say "Psh, how could that even possibly go over well or last long?" Well, I'm hear to testify that it can work and has been such a blessing in my life to have acquired so many wonderful long distance friendships. In fact, I probably talk to my long distance friends more than I talk to my friends here in Washington because I miss them so much and never (or barely) get to see them. It is my belief that when you can't physically be there with someone, you gain a lot more respect for them and trust them because they live so far away.
    I don't even know how it all happened. I'm always on my computer or iPhone, which I will admit helped me to acquire 3/4 of the out of state friends I have. My out of state friends make me smile in so many ways and we have all seemed to click so well. I've recently started to consider whether or not I was destined to meet these friends that live far away-it's definitely challenged my patience (I'm a VERY impatient person).
   All, I can say, whatever the reason may be, is that I love my long distance friends and prince charming so much and I hope they know it! For some, I can understand, it wouldn't be easy to take the time to talk with those that don't live very close, but for me, it's fun. It's fun to talk with someone who experiences the same trials as you, or shares the same sense of humor as you, or trusts you even though they live far away. If any of you are on the border about developing an out of state friendship or relationship, just try it and see. It might be the right fit for you!

xoxo Kellyn

Apologies, my friends.

Yes, I do still exist. :)

Sorry, friends, for not posting in months...and it's not because I've been busy. This senior year had a stressful start, but within the past month or so I've been finishing homework up at an early hour and just not wanting to do really that much after I finish besides lay down and just be a lazy lil' lass. But, after reading some of the blogs I follow, it inspired me to get back into the habit of blogging. I hope all has been well with everyone and that you're all enjoying this lovely Christmas season. <3

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Senior pictures continued...

Hey everyone! Here's the rest of my senior pictures! I am so happy with all of them. You should check out Jamie Pace's photography blog: jamiejo100.blogspot.com. She did my photos and she is a spectacular photographer! I hope you all have been having a great day. :) Over and out!

Kellyn xoxo

Friday, September 14, 2012

It's about time for some senior photos.

   Hey y'all! It's been a while since I've posted, but let me tell you...senior year has been crazy so far!! So, I apologize for the delayed post. :( On the bright side, I'm going to The Head and the Heart's concert tomorrow in Seattle with my friend! I am so excited! It's gonna be a spectacular day. I know it. :) I also recently got my senior photos done by an amazing photographer from my church! I'll post some pictures from our photo shoot below! These aren't all of the photos that I had taken (I had a second outfit prepared for the shoot and so the pictures with that outfit are still being sent). I hope you enjoy these ones! I love them. Anyways, I hope everyone's week has been a good one and hope you all have something fun to look forward to on the weekend! :)

Kellyn xoxo

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My last year of high school.

Well, the time has finally come! I am now a senior! This can't be happening!! I still remember walking into the doors of my school during my elementary school years and thinking how far off senior year was. I was wrong.  Time truly does fly! I'm looking forward to this year and to what else is to come in my near future, especially college! Wishing you all a happy Wednesday! Tootles and wish me good luck on my senior year.

With love,
Kellyn xoxo

Monday, August 27, 2012

My travels to Ohio and Maryland!

    Hello everyone! I am pleased to announce that I have finally returned from my 2 week vacation to visit each of my siblings. It was so much fun. I'll organize my vacation in segments below. Enjoy! :)

Trip 1: Delaware, Ohio (visiting with my brother, Adam, and his wife, Holly and their two kids, Caiden (6) and Eleanor (4).

The trip began with Holly and myself participating in a Mudathlon in Cincinnati, about 2 hours away from their house. We had a muckin' good time and got so dirty, but it soo totally worth it! I'd do it again! The run basically consisted of about 40 obstacle courses in the mud! You could skip them if you wanted to, but we completed every obstacle. I could feel the pain a few days later!

Myself before the run...all nice and clean! ;)

 My silly sister-in-law, Holly, before the race!

Yeaah! Check out that muddy butt. ;)

This picture is super cool, but that lil' hike down was painful! There were roots everywhere. Not my favorite obstacle. 

Would you just look at those muscles ladies and gents. ;)

That rope obstacle was hard to climb over because the holes were so big! I was afraid of falling through!!

Haha I love this one of Holly! Her pose is spectacular. ;)

Aww...the two cute...and muddy girls! We had such a blast spending this dirty day together! :)

This took some muscle to climb over!

Woohoo! We reached the finish!

Posing with our medals!

After this wonderfully muddy day the rest of the vacation was spent having a blast at the zoo with my nephew and niece, going on a scavenger hunt in the park with my nephew and brother, and having a grand 'ol time at the park. Holly and myself also got to spend the week going to Zumba classes (she's an instructor). Sadly I don't have any pictures from Zumba, but we had a blast! :)

My niece and nephew being adorable!

Aww!! I seriously love being an aunt! It's the best. :)

This is what happens after you eat a cup of bright blue dippin dots. ;)

My brother, petting the stingray (inappropriately, might I add. You're supposed to touch them with two fingers!) ;)

Love his smile!

The gang, minus the girl in the back haha.

Random playground graffiti. #tobeexpected ;)

I dunno what face we were trying to make, but it turned out cute!

This adorable little fellow escaped from her grassy lil' habitat onto the visitor walkway. We were seriously steps away from this cute Kangaroo named Caroline. :)

Woohoo! We loved the log ride!

Petting the stingray appropriately. ;)

Me and Caiden feeling accomplished after climbing up that rock wall!

Hehe we were supposed to "stay on the path". Yeah right. ;)


This picture is so cute! I love it. :)

My favorite picture of Eleanor. By far.

Haha I love the silly grin that Eleanor is sporting to my left!

Tarzan ;)

This picture cracks me up. This is so typical of my brother. ;)

Trip 2: Brandywine, Maryland (and DC too)! Here I visited with my sister, Kristen, and her husband, Steven, and their 3 kids, Caleb (7), Ava (4), and Lillian (16 months).

The trip began with us just chillin at my sister's house playing with the kids, running errands, and having those delightful late night conversations! :) We were able to venture into DC twice. The first visit was when we went t the National Zoo and then the second visit was when we went to the Smithsonian American History Museum and I also got to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum (not pictured). It was a fun trip! My sister and I are super close and she is definitely one of my heroes! I had a great time visiting with her, even though the trip went by so fast! 

My very first lego creation that Caleb helped me build! :)

Nadina looks so cute sporting this cape. ;)

This bird sure can snap! Caleb accidentally reached his hand out and the bird snapped at him. He was totally alright and described to me how it felt. He and the rest of us thought it was funny. ;)

Aww Lillian is just so darn adorable!

He was not in a picture taking mood I guess... ;)

Cute lil' monkey...just chillin

Silly Ava! :)

Aww sisterly love. :) Can you see a resemblance? ;)

Steven and Ava kickin it on the subway!

Me and Caleb getting silly on the subway!

U.S. Capital Building

Washington Monument

Smithsonian American History Museum!

Julia Child's kitchen! I want that kitchen!

The only picture of the Holocaust Memorial Museum I could get. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside.

Kermit! :)

This entire two week vacation was fabulous! I didn't want it to end at all. :( But, unfortunately it had to. I start school in two days! Wish me luck! I am now a senior!! :) I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week. Peace out!

With love,
Kellyn xoxo