Thursday, November 29, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

{inspired by Sydney and TJ!}

~trying to use as little of one finger as possible while taking my written test on the touch screen computer today fearing that I was being attacked by millions of creeper germs attached to the public screen. *gag*~
~trying to run up our rough stone sidewalk in heeled boots....and looking like a hilarious retard~
~standing in the truck driver stuffed waiting room at the place where I took my Permit test (don't know what it's called. lol) 'cause there were no open chairs...pretending to be interested in the little phamplet I picked up off the table.~
~Climbing into the suburban through the back seat and trying to crawl up to the front seat 'cause the front passenger door is broken.~

~My brother getting home just now and dumping reese's peanut butter cups in my lap.~
~laughing my face off with my mum in the car today while we listened to sound fx on this sweet little app she has on her Tablet~
~Jeeves and Wooster~
~ Getting my Driver's permit! I know, I'm 17. lol. I've just recently needed one though....can't wait to learn how t' drive!~
~Having Doritos and Mtn. Dew for dinner~
~Watching Looney Tunes with my neices and nephew this evening~ 

Gonna git now! I know this is short, but I ran out of time. lol. 
anyways, A few pictures to see you off. <3 

Proud owner of a Missouri driver's permit. ^_^ lol. with a hideous picture of me on it...It wasn't my fault though....

gorgeous Noni and I while she was here last time. 

Happy almost weekend!


Monday, November 26, 2012


Not feelin' so good tonight....
I think I might be catching something. I sure hope not though. 

 I miss last weekend. :P lol. 
Letting worries about school go....
hanging out with friends at Starbucks...
Playing Apples to Apples and Catch Phrase bunch.
not yet feeling fat over Thanksgiving's food...
Oh well. :) 

Soooo...I'm just hangin' out on pinterest. 
becoming a vegetable...wishing I could play CoDBO2 with the guys but not willing to steal a controler right now. lol. oh well. sometime. 

I'm sorry I'm rambling at you.....
My bestie isn't on chat to take the rambling right now so it's here this time. 
I hope you don't mind too much? 
oh well. 
even if you did, I'm tired of it now. So signing off. :P 



Saturday, November 24, 2012

Random bits...

I've finally created a Pinterest account! 
yeah, 'bout time, right? 

Follow me if you like!
my name on there is Rachel Joy (until I think of something to change it to)...and I have one pin so far. hahaha. :D anyways...

oh! one more thing! go check out the sweet giveaway over at Bella Regazza!
aaand...Have a fantastic Saturday. Or, what's left of it. ^_^ lol


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful for...{A-Z}

Happy Thanksgiving, bloggy world! 
I hope you've all had as fantastic a day as I have. I'mma throw up some pics (most of which don't pertain to thanksgiving....just so you know. lol) and some random things that I'm terribly thankful for and leave you with wishes for a fantastic weekend! 

our desserts today after baking *all* day yesterday: Pecan pie bars, Pumpkin pie, Apple cranberry pie, cranberry almond rugalach. :D 
{Link-up with Hannah Nicole}

An Anthology of Thanks | Hannah Nicole

Avocados. I adore avocados. lol. pretty much in any version
Beauty! There's beauty everywhere. if you just take the time to notice it...
Chuck taylors! Best shoes evah...pretty much. I wear them with everything casual.
Doctor Who. silly? yes. but I am. :D It's fantastic. and I'm a Whovian all the way through.

Every single one of my friends. I have so many amazing friends. 
Family!! my family is beyond epic. and food. I love food. ;)
Guitar! I love playing guitar. I'm not very good at it, But I'm so glad I decided to learn! + the color green!
Hands. really. and I notice people's hands all the time...I love pretty hands....

Tom Hiddleston's hands....prettiest hands I've ever seen.....<3 <3
In-law siblings!! I have three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, and I just wanna say that I love them all to death. :D They're amazing. 
Jesus! I'm forever thankful to My savior for saving me! He's my Rock and my Salvation. <3
Knowledge. I'm thankful for being homeschooled by my amazing mum and for the chance to learn! so many people in other parts of the world never get the chance....
LOVE!!! Enough said. :D oh, and Laughter.

love this quote. :D 
Music. Couldn't live without it. Ever. 
Nieces and Nephews...<3 I have seven of the most beautiful, funny, adorable nieces and nephews on the planet. I'm such a blessed Aunt. ^_^
Orchestra-Almost every Friday of my life for as long as I can remember. :D I always look forward to it. I love playing in my orchestra! 
Pumpkin pie!! :D I'm having my second piece right now. piiiiled with cool whip. mmm...

lol. so been there. 
Quirks in people. those little things about them that define them so clearly and that can either make you hate, or love them. lol. 
Rain...I love rain...<3
Sparkles. Shoes. Science Fiction. Stargate. Super heroes!!! ;) 
Time. {ecclesiastes 3:1-15} <3

Unique-ness....:D Be "you-nique" ^_^ 
Violin...I'm soooo thankful for my violin and for my mother for making me continue with it when I wanted to quit because now it's one of my greatest passions. <3 <3
Water. :) I'm definitely thankful for clean clear water to drink whenever I want it. 
XoXo- Kisses and hugs!! So thankful. <3

Zzzzzzz...Sleep. ;) <3


There you have a few of the things i'm thankful for this year from A to Z. <3
I hope you've all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and continue to have a beautiful weekend.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Lifey stuff...

This week has been crazy. Ever since Lovely Asa got here. It seems like we haven't had a day to just breathe in much too long. I'm falling behind on school, I can't seem to find time to practice my violin and when I do I'm so sucky at it it frustrates me, and the busy isn't gonna stop....
I'm just trying not to let it get to me too much. (see how well it's working? :P guffaw) Life will slow down eventually. for now I just need to keep going getting whatever I can finished along the way. :) 

Saturday was my Granee's (great grandmother) 90th birthday party! My amazing mum and Gramma put it together for her and she was so surprised! A bunch of family got to come and it turned out so wonderful. 

Granee holding her seventh great-great grandchild. Asa Matthew. ^_^  

me (in the short brown skirt and brown boots) and some of my siblings and one of my nieces. 

Friday was This epic girl's ^^ 18th birthday! 
She was able to come hang out at orchestra with me all day  and in the evening we had some girlfriends over and watched The Amazing Spiderman, ate food, played some games, and laughed our hearts out. 
I have the best bestie ever. <3 ^_^ 

Spidey! I loved that movie. I've always kinda hated Spiderman until now...but that was Toby's fault. Hideous human that. :P Loved this guy though! :D 
Anyways, It's deer season here in good ol' MO and with a whole family that loves to hunt we're staying busy...We process and butcher all our own venison. I hate it. every time. lol. Oh well. I'm pretty good at it after a few years of doing it and deer season'll be over soon. :)

I don't think I'll be blogging much more until after new years....I may be wrong, but it feels like I'm going to be really busy. lol. Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up pretty well, but if you don't see many comments or posts from me, don't worry. I'll be back to my ol' self when life settles down. 

Signing off for today. I hope you all have a safe, happy week! 


{P.S. Is anyone else *psyched* about Thor 2 that I'm pretty sure comes out next year??? That and Iron Man 3. :D gosh, the preview for that makes me wanna cry. anyways. yah. :D} 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

He's got the cutest li'l baby face...

Meet Lovely lovely Asa Matthew! 
He was born Tuesday night at 11:28 PM after his heroic amazing Mummy endured over two days of labor. I'm unbelievably proud of his amazing parents, My brother Jason and his wife Antonia. 

I was able to see him and hold him Wednesday afternoon...I'm so in love.

Myself and his my bestie/his Tia, Noni. <3 Our first shared nephew! <3 

he's just gorgeous and i can't wait to see him again. I miss him. ^_^ 
I'm hoping tomorrow's gonna be fantastic hanging out with friends and what not. <3 

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! 
*kisses and baby love*


{P.S. Second nephew (>---Eadan Michael<---) this year! 
I'm so lucky to have so many babies in my life. I adore babies...}

{P.P.S. See my haircut? :D hopefully I'll get a real picture up for you sometime..anyways. I'm terribly fond of my bangs this way...I've had them as side bangs for years now. anywho...^_^}

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bucket List...

1.| Travel to New Zealand
2.| Swim in the ocean
3.| Take an airplane trip
4.| Own a ship like the Black Pearl

5.| meet these guys.^^ all of 'em. 
6.| Learn how to surf
7.| Own an island in the caribbean
8.| Sing with my own jazz band

9.| Have a bedroom like that one...^^
10.|  Do a photo shoot in a train yard
11.| See the actual Titanic in person
12.| Guest Star in an episode of Doctor Who

13.| Go to a Comic Con with my future man
14.| Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty
15.| Learn how to make coffees like Starbucks.....mmm.
16.| Act in a super hero movie.


Today has been so strange...I didn't get enough school done. :P I hate it when that happens. 
My sister-in-law should be having her baby any time now...literally. and I'm so excited. 
Mum just made a lovely French Press! second cup of french press coffee today. It's my favorite while I'm at home...

the press and my favorite coffee mug. <3

We're watching I Love Lucy....I love this show. I'm honestly glad it's not Doctor awful as that sounds. I just can't stand David being replaced by Matt. It's making me very sad...

That scene made me cry...:'( <3
{edits on this pic by me...}
On another note, I'm addicted to avocados...Yeah, weird huh? I eat them on sandwiches, on bread with mayonnaise, wrapped up in a tortillas with salsa and ranch dressing, this afternoon it was on my baked potato...Hm. Anyways. They're good. :D 

I'mma git. We're still waiting for Baby...Can't wait till he gets here! I'll definitely be posting pictures of him at some point. :D <3 



Thursday, November 1, 2012


NOVEMBER!! I can't believe it's here already! We just planned and sent out invitations for our Christmas party. I'm so excited! Christmas parties are my favorite ever. 
I absolutely love the Christmas season. <3 
ok. Enough about Christmas. I'm sure I'll have loads to say about it in later posts so I'll spare you for a few more weeks. :) :)

Today mum and I finished hanging the kitchen cabinets that we painted this week and besides that i've been terribly lazy. lol. :) I'm watching Hogans Heroes with the kids and browsing Pinterest looking for hair ideas. I'm getting my hair cut on Wednesday and need my bangs back desperately. I'm also planning on getting it layered a bunch again. I love layers. Wanna see what I'm thinkin?

I looooove these bangs. They're not too thick and have that cute wispy look. I actually love this whole cut but I don't think it'd look so cute on my face. lol. 

Hate those bangs, but those layers are fantastic...

This is what I'm pretty sure I'll go with..these layers and those bangs up top. This is what my hair does anyways. :) 
Opinions? :)

It's so sunny today. I'm glad. I'm not looking forward to white winter skies yet. There's a lot about winter that I love but one thing I hate for sure is days and days of just white blue...It's terribly depressing. :P I'm enjoying every speck of sunshine we get. 

Gawsh! I'm so excited about our Christmas party!! :D :D 

Oh, did you guys see *this*!??! The H.M.S. Bounty is the ship that they did most of the filming for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies...I think it's just tragic that it's been sunk. :P 

I'm outta things to talk about. I'm going to find food. 

Happy November you guys. :) <3