MARCH PHOTO DUMP!!!!

first of all… sorry for being a little MIA around here! it’s been a busy month & I probably won’t be consistently posting twice a week again until the school year is over 😦 right now my goal is to post at least once a week so make sure you follow me to keep up with my posts!!

anyways today I’m just going to be sharing a little photo dump from the month of march. i know i say this every single month but HOW IS IT ALREADY APRIL????? hehe. you guys loved it when i posted a photo dump for february so i decided to do another one! maybe it’ll become a monthly thing πŸ™‚ anyways let me know what you think about the post in the comments & let’s get into it ❀

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the camera challenge: week four

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I can’t believe this is the last week to send in your pictures! I’ve seen some really amazing ones so picking the most creative ones (if you remember, there’s a special award for some of them) is going to be really hard.

related post: introducing the camera challenge (contains info about the rules and prizes!)

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the camera challenge: week three

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not everyone submitted pictures this week but that’s okay!

note: I didn’t have time to add Cailyn’s last picture, Faye’s pictures, or Kayla’s pictures this morning 😦 so if you’re keeping track of the points (not that any of you are lol) that’s why it might seem wonkyΒ 

related post: introducing the camera challenge (contains info about the rules and prizes!)

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the camera challenge: week one

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I LOVED seeing y’alls pictures from this week!!! Those of you who submitted pictures did awesome ❀

related post: introducing the camera challenge (contains info about the rules and prizes!)

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the camera challenge: week one

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yay it’s time for the first week of the camera challenge!! I’m so excited to announce the participants and the first week’s prompts πŸ˜‰

related post: introducing the camera challenge (check it out if you’re wondering what I’m talking about, the rules, and the prizes)

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Recently: Books, Podcasts, Blogs, and Music

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Today I decided to do a compilation post about what I’m reading and listening to! I don’t know why but I really like this type of post so I wanted to do it today. On Monday, I’m going to post my reactions to your assumptions about me (you guys… they were the BEST) and that’s going to be really fun so definitely stay tuned. Anyway, enough with the intro… let’s get started!

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B O O K S

*Soo little disclaimer here… I read a ton more books but I wanted to pick two favorites. And these won!*

Cover image for The war I finally wonThe War I Finally Won// Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

I read the previous book in this series to my siblings and honestly I really just wanted to know what happened to Ada… also now I want another book in the series. TBH I got so annoyed at Ada halfway through but now… i’m so sorry Ada! The ending 😰

 

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Anne of Green Gables (the whole series)//L. M. Montgomery

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P O D C A S T S

Ariana’s Flying Life//Ari’s podcast is the best just like her blog! It’s been so fun to listen to her talk about diverse topics… guys I have a feeling that she’s AMAZING at debating. πŸ˜‰

Blogging 101//If anyone should make this podcast, it’s Hannah. Because she’s a (very) successful blogger and entrepreneur, I’ve been hanging on to every single word of her podcast πŸ˜‚Β It’s amazing and you should definitely check it out!

Do you guys have a favorite podcast? If so, let me know- I’d love to check it out!

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B L O G S

Soo I limited myself to five blogs… WHAT. Bad idea. 😲 There are so many blogs I wanted to include but didn’t because I wanted to do the first five that came to mind… no hard feelings if I didn’t include you! 😁

Ari//Ariana’s Flying Life//I know Ari’s blog is pretty much nominated in all my tags and I talk about her all the time but her blog is amazing! She’s a really sweet girl and her posts are always really uplifting and encouraging. She posts often so definitely go over and follow her!Β 

Maggie//Dreaming of Guatemala//Recently, Maggie’s blog has been one of my favorites. Her posts are very uplifting and are great reminders about God’s love for us. She also has been doing weekly challenges and positive change a lot recently, which is one of my favorite topics and a great reminder for me! Maggie’s blog is wonderful and you will not be disappointed if you go over and follow her.

Audrey Kate//The Junebug Blog//Audrey is so creative and her posts are so fun! I always love seeing a new one in my reader 😊 I found her blog pretty recently, and I’ve really been enjoying it. If you like creative posts, then check her blog out!

Covah//Dancing in the rain//I love Covah’s blog title and her design has me like… 😍 I really like her style of posts and they are always really fun. I would recommend her blog for sure!

Allison//A Farm Girls’ Life//Allison’s photography is really good, and I’m always really inspired after reading her posts. I don’t really know what to say about her site, but it’s really great and her photography is impressive. πŸ˜‚

 

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M U S I C

Soo I pretty much make a new playlist on Spotify every. single. day. But these are the songs that I include pretty much every time! Most (actually all) of them are worship songs…. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • in christ alone//the solid rock
  • washed away//nothing but the blood
  • oceans (where feet may fall)
  • our god
  • this is amazing grace
  • how great is our god
  • you say
  • blessed be the name of the lord

What did I tell you? πŸ˜‚

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This post was so fun! I hope you all enjoyed as well. Let me know your favorite podcast!

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Peach and Poppy Snail Mail Kit Review

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How are y’all? I’m actually going to be announcing something super fun next Friday so that will be exciting! (If you are subscribed to my email list you know what it is… HINT HINT). Anyway, I recently won a giveaway that Megan hosted for a Snail Mail Kit from her shop, Peach and Poppy!

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I also filmed a short (actually not so short, around 14 minutes haha) video about my favorite things from the Snail Mail Kit. Check that out if you are interested, and if you can’t watch YouTube no worries! However if you can and like the video, I would be thrilled if you subscribed! I’m working on growing my channel and I would be super happy πŸ™‚ No pressure though!

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The packaging… guys it was SO pretty! I didn’t want to tear it open but I’m so happy I did heehee.

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I don’t really know why I took this picture but I was determined to take pictures of EVERYTHING for this post!

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Guys. The colors. I actually saved all the packaging (i know!) because it was SO pretty.

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This is what the package looked like before I opened it up. I love the label on the front and it really makes Peach and Poppy that much more professional.

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Washi tape! Also I totally used these in my planner haha.

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Glitter (!!) I was so excited to find this! It’s so bright and the color is so pretty πŸ™‚

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The lighting on this picture is the actual worst but look how cute these binder clips and paper clips are! They’re rose gold and way prettier in real life.

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This string is such a fun pattern! I love the colors and I can’t wait to use it.

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I’ve never tried out ATCs before, but I can’t wait! I love the fact that they are cut out already πŸ™‚

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Guys. Why was getting a picture of the three envelope/cards SO HARD. smh. The colors are bright and pretty, and I think that they are perfect for spring!

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There was even an exciting bonus coloring page included! I was so excited πŸ™‚

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These postcards are so pretty! I love the contrast of the colors and the pictures in general haha.

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Can I just say how cute it is that Megan drew/wrote on the package!!! Her flowers are so happy πŸ™‚

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O.o I love this scrapbook paper! The colors, the patterns, oh my word I’m never going to use it haha. I’ll just save it for the perfect use and lose it. Heehee.

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These little cutouts are so cute! I love the watercolor style.

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Getting a picture of this big notebook was actually quite hard! The notebook is great quality though πŸ™‚

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These are actually bookmarks, and I can’t wait to share them with friends πŸ™‚

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There were also a few cards about what was included, what to do with it, and just some really fun ideas!

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I LOVE IT! Seriously guys go buy this kit, it’s great πŸ™‚

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I hope y’all enjoyed! Check out Peach and Poppy πŸ™‚

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What’s on my camera roll?//Recent Photography

 

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Today I’m going to be sharing a bunch of my recent photos πŸ™‚ Recently I’ve tried to get out and take pictures of the sunset/rise but none of them have turned out 😦 Do y’all have any tips for getting good pictures of the sky in general?

 

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It was my first time attempting to get a picture of our neighbor’s cat that loves hanging around our house… she/he (honestly idk) was like “what are you doing” lol.

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anytime i say “smile for the picture” agg why is she so cute?

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i don’t even know what i like about this picture. haha

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her guilty face. she was being mean to the kitty and I told her to stop, this is the face she made! it was so hard to not laugh…

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J playing with the neighbor boy… I loved the colors I guess?

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Fine I’ll let you see another adorable picture of her….. actually I’ve probably showed you too many already, you’re probably bored lol.

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I told her to make “the kevin face”.

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More “Kevin Face” from a different angle.

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Her little squinty smile gets me every time…

 

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Did you enjoy the pictures? Honestly I really only get ones of Emily, I need to start getting more of other things haha. Do you get the “Kevin Face”?Β please tell me you do

 

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Desk Tour

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This is the first post in a mini-series about my desk! The next post will be on Monday πŸ™‚ Today, I’m going to be giving you all a tour of my desk! This was requested when I asked for post ideas- if you have any more, please let me know on this post.

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An overview of my desk

Note: the table to the left (which you can just barely see in the picture, oops!) is part of my desk too, but it doesn’t have anything on it and it’s really just a place to spread out when doing homework or taking notes.

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Closer shot of my desk πŸ™‚

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This is the wall above my whiteboard- I generally keep encouraging quotes, calendars, and tools up here. (I also just realized that I still have my January calendar up- I cropped some of it out of the photo but it’s up there. oops!

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My current Verso de Memoria (Memory Verse) for Spanish class: Proverbios 3:1-8 (Proverbs)

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An adorable bible verse that a lady in our church made my mom- you bet I snatched it right up! (Actually my mom gave it to me, don’t worry)

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I honestly don’t need this anymore, but it’s a chart to remember the regular verb conjugations in Spanish. I made it toward the beginning of the school year when I was having a lot of trouble with them..

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Wow this is… not so cute? I made this a while ago, maybe I’ll make a new one to put up there.

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Now we’re onto the whiteboard! I copied this art (can you tell I’m not an artist at all?) from something I found that I liked. Great verse, but I didn’t do it very well 😦

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I’m trying to earn ~300 dollars for a Christian camp I want to go to this summer, and this is a super simple tracker I made for it πŸ™‚

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I’m tracking the amount of practice time for piano in February, so I just printed out a cute calendar πŸ™‚

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My handy dandy expo markers (which are totally crooked, oops)

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My little… storage tray? I normally keep books on it. Right now I have a notepad, birthday card (actually my birthday was not recent, I have no idea why that’s there…) The Scarlet Pimpernel, and a math book I got from the library.

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My planner!

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An ugly shot of my computer. Pretty self-explanatory, I guess.

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My random little storage thingys. The pencil pouch holds my brush pens, pens, pencils, and highlighters.

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The cute but falling apart folder holder my brothers made me. It holds all my school folders and stuff, haha.

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My random box of papers + craft supplies… it’s a mess but organized if that makes sense? I’ve had the box/drawer since age 5 which explains the stickers on the front… lol.

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This is the top drawer of that cube thingy. I put my bigger binders + books I’m reading for school in here.

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Currently reading for school:

The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderΒ by C.S. Lewis (actually we just finished this, on toΒ The Silver Chair)

The History of the Kings of Britian by Geoffrey

Richard lllΒ by Shakespeare (we just finished this one too, Ephesians from the Bible next)

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And this horribly blurry picture of my dictionary πŸ™‚

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My Spanish and Science binders

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Below the drawer in the cube is where I put my textbooks/manuals.

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And ending with this awful self-timer picture of me writing in my planner πŸ™‚

 

 

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ Happy (Belated) Valentine’s Day! Did you all read the story behind it in school? We did, every single class and then later at dinner, hahaha.

 

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Our Florida Winter: Photoshoot

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How has your week been? Mine has been good, but busy with school. I can’t wait for Christmas/New Year’s break! Do y’all like the Christmas “redesign” of the blog? It’s not as good as the regular one, because Mukta designed that one, but I like it. It’s fun to change things up!Β 

Anyway, today’s post is “winter” photography. If you could call it that… I’m a Florida gal, so our winter is basically the same as summer (except we kinda freak out at 65 degrees “It’s so cold! It’s going to snow!”- and yes, that is a real conversation). Plus the majority of these photos are of my cutesy little sis Em. Hey, I won’t complain if you won’t!

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I decided to split the post into two categories: nature/outside and Emily/sibs (my siblings). So…. let’s get started!

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I don’t really know why I took this photo (maybe it was a lighting test) but I actually kinda like how it came out. The quality isn’t great, but I like the different elements. The stones are so pretty, and I love the layering of the steps and the plant.

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This picture is weird… I like the detail of the cherry tree’s trunk, but the angle is really crazy… what do you think?

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There were a couple of tiny flowers by our sidewalk, so I tried to take a picture of them. Believe me, it’s harder than it looks! I was literally lying on the ground hoping that none of our neighbors were watching me… the things we do to get a picture!

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THIS PICTURE IS SO PRETTY. I literally have no idea why I like it so much… but I love the pine cone.Β  Plus we have some bokeh in the back… yaaaaaassssss!

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I can’t decide which I like better- the pine cone in focus or out of focus. In this picture, I really like how sharp and clean the grass is, plus I like the bokeh.

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BEHIND THE SCENES/// I moved the grass so I could focus on the pinecone… it was way harder than I thought! Steadying the camera was MUCH harder with only one hand…. plus I was lying on the ground.

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I don’t love this picture, but I wanted to show y’all how huge our cherry tree is. It might not be super big, but we planted this thing from when it was TINY. It was about the size of a marigold, I kid you not. It’s so huge now! We planted it at the end of February in 2017, so we haven’t even had it for two years.

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I love the way the light is coming in through the leaves! This picture is so pretty πŸ™‚

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Now for the part of the post that you OBVIOUSLY came for… my cutsie patootsie sister Em plus my brothers! Plus an overload of camera mirror selfies (that sounds weird) of me!

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C: Make me a cool rapping singer. Here I’ll sing for you “BOOM BOOM BOOM I’M A RAPPER”Β  I obliged.Β 

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C: Take a picture of my eye… with sunglasses on!Β 

Okaaaayyyy?

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Em’s face the entire time that C was posing “as a cool rapper”

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I don’t normally like color contrast like this, but this is adorable! I love her expression… J was posing for me like this, and she decided to copy him.

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OH MY GOODNESS I’M FRAMING THIS… How cute, though? I love it.Β 

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Wouldn’t you love to knock on a door and have this cutie answer? How adorable!Β 

BTS (behind the scenes): She was actually trying to slam the door on me while I was taking them. She was literally saying “Out, Tina! Out, Tina! Chris-tin-a, get out!”.Β 

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If you look past the blurriness, she’s adorable!Β 

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“And what are you doing here, my good friend?’ (not what she was actually saying lol)

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I tried to capture pictures of her running… and failed.

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I told her “Pose for me”Β  and “be a model” (she doesn’t know what a model is lol) and this is what she gave me.Β 

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I love her messy face… She looks so deep in thought.

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She was mad at me when I wouldn’t let her “see it, see it, see picture”… I haven’t taken the picture yet!

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But when you tell her to smile for the camera… CUTENESS ALERT! I love this picture!

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Need I say more?

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She found this random green ribbon… and she loved it!

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Selfie of me! Probably not the best part of my fave to take a picture of… hello acne + freckles 😦 

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I have no idea what he was doing…

 

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They have ganged up against me! I took both these pictures within 10 seconds of each other…

 

 

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These were so fun to take! I might make one my profile picture!

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Sorry for the long post… I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what picture was your favorite!

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