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 I participated in my high school’s choir my freshman, sophomore, and  junior years. During the fall of my freshman year, there were only seven students in the choir. There were five freshmen, one sophomore, and one senior. Although we were small in numbers, we were a very close group. Because we were so small, we had more opportunities that semester than the choir has had since. We took several field trips to a nursing home to sing to the residents there. more »

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I’ve heard of Christmas in July, but I’ve never heard of a Christmas in October..? This past weekend, I went on a retreat with the college group from my church. Friday evening eight freshmen girls from the University of Not Hogwarts piled into a minivan. It was a squeeze, but all of us and our bags and pillows managed to fit. We drove to the church to meet up with the rest of our group and from there made our more »

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Flashback time… I love hay bales. It’s so fun to run on them and to see if you can jump from hay bale to hay bale without falling. They’re also comfortable to lay on and just talk.  Two years ago, one of my besties, my neighbor, my brother and I made a trek to the field behind my house to play on the hay bales. We had a blast. HK and I taking cute girly pictures :) …And then along more »

“Mirror” ~Barlow GirlsWho are you to tell meThat I’m less than what I should be?Who are you? Who are you? I don’t need to listen To the list of things I should doI won’t try, no, I won’t try People say that mirrors lie. That they distort the images they are reflecting. We blame mirrors and become angry at mirrors because they’re simply doing their job. We look into a mirror and see all of our imperfections. Our hair looks wind-blown. Our more »

I love October so much. It is my absolute favorite month. So, here are… …A few of my favorite things about October: 1. Cooler weather2. Crisp air3. Changing leaves4. Pumpkins5. Acorns6. Scarecrows7. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown8. Leaf piles9. S’mores and campfires10. Sweaters and hoodies11. Pumpkin pie12. Jack-o-lanterns13. Costumes14.  Corn mazes15.  Hot Chocolate16. Hay bales17.The Wizard of Oz18. Candy Corn19. Hay rides20.  The colors orange, red, and yellow There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under more »