And I think back to when my brother and my sister slept. In an unlocked place the only time I feel safe.

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We went to The Other Seinyard for Vlad’s birthday dinner. Blackened grouper is seriously like the only type of fish that I like that isn’t in sushi. SO GOOD. I think he had a pretty good, not to crazy, birthday.

So, I am sure all of you know how much I’ve been whining about how I want to go to the beach, well my wish has been answered. Last night, Cassidy asked me if I wanted to go to the beach with her and her family for a few days!!! Dude, I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am for this! The only problem, I am seriously sunburned from my scalloping trip. I unintentionally lost track of time and by the time I realized, it was too late.

So, the first day or so may be a little rough what with the extremely hot sun and stuff. I will suck it up though, because I AM SO EXCITED about the beach. AHHHHH!

Can you tell I am excited?

Title Lyrics: Lights – Ellie Goulding


PS. Since we are going to the beach, I am not sure that we will have Wifi, so sorry if there is some silence over here for a few days.


Just got word that our buddies is hurtin’. Facing total disaster for certain.

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I hope you all had a spectacular weekend! I sure did! Friday, I babysat, as usual, then ate a yummy Chinese takeout dinner. Saturday was Vlad’s birthday party, happy birthday him! We had a bunch of friends over and swam, at yummy food and Publix cake, and had a generally fun time! Sunday was so unbelievably awesome.

We went scalloping Sunday. We left around 10 ish and were out on the ocean by probably 11. It was so amazing. If you haven’t ever been, I cannot even describe the feeling. It is so peaceful and calm, but at the same time so thrilling. As Kate once put it, “It’s like an Easter egg hunt!” I had never been before, so it was especially cool. We are already planning another trip to go out! We brought home the scallops and while my mom and brother shelled them and while my dad and other brother cleaned the boat, Hannah and I went back up to the marina because my parents forgot a rather important basket. We had to drive 40 minutes there and 40 minutes back. When you’re already tired from scalloping all day, an hour and 20 minute drive seems very long, luckily we got Starbucks to make up for it!

My mom made an amazing pasta dish with the scallops, it was so good I didn’t even get a picture of it. I seriously ate that stuff in like 2 seconds. Okay, that’s a little bit of an overstatement, but you get the point. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

Also, today is Vlad’s birthday, so all you people should send him birthday thoughts, and if you are friends with him on FB, tell him happy birthday! He’s the big 1-4. That is crazy.

Anyway, have a good Monday!

Have any of you been scalloping? Love it? Hate it?

Title Lyrics: Brooklyn’s Here – Newsies: Original Broadway Cast 


And he likes the taste of blood, and he loves the way you love. And that’s just what he wants from you

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So much silence recently… You’d think I was busy or something… Except I am not… For about 90% of the time I am sitting around doing NOTHING. You’d think I could take some time to blog about my life… but no. Not only do I fail at blogging, but I fail at life as well… I decided yesterday evening, after Maddy’s birthday dinner, that I needed to switch up how my room looked. I got it all done and it looks cool and what not, but it hit me… at 10:15… that the season premiere of White Collar started at 9. If you know me at all, you know White Collar is like my favorite show… EVER. It even surpasses Doctor Who. I have been waiting for this season for MONTHS, and I missed it because I was being stupid… GAH!

Anyway, that is my life as of late. I went to Love At Work last week for a few days, I read a few books. Speaking of which, if you like Hunger Games, your next read should be Divergent. It seriously is so awesome! I read the first book in probably 2 days. It was wonderful and it is a trilogy! I’m about halfway through the second one. LOVE! Maddy’s birthday was yesterday. She turned THREE. Woah. It seems like just yesterday that she was learning to walk, talk, do things by herself. She can swim in the pool (with water wings of course). She dresses herself. She can entertain herself. She can work an iPhone better than most adults. It blows my mind!

Anyway, how have you guys been recently? Do you like White Collar? I swear if any of you mention what happens in the season premiere, I will delete your comment. Have you read Divergent?

Title Lyrics: Hospital Bed Crawl – The Hush Sound 

Yes we’re going to a party party. Yes we’re going to a party party. I would like you to dance, birthday. Take a cha-cha-cha-chance, birthday.

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As some of you may know, my birthday was Friday! I turned the big one eight. Yesterday I did my first thing you have to be 18 to do, I went and bought spray paint. At first, she didn’t ask for my ID, so I was kind of sad, but then she realized her mistake and checked my ID. It sort of made my day.

For my birthday however, I realized just how awesome my friends are. When I first got to school, I saw a sign on my locker, it read something along the lines of, “I didn’t have any paper to make you an awesome sign with… so happy birthday.” I laughed and then opened my locker, there were three signs in there, the first of which read “Psych!” The next was a nice card and at the bottom it said  ” you must be 18 years or older to call.” with an arrow pointing to it that said “that’s you!!!” It was great.

Then, my friend Taylor got to school and she brought me some wall art. It was some of my favorite quotes that were on my pinterest, painted onto scrapbook paper. It was amazing, can’t wait to frame and hang them! They are beautiful. There were lots of “happy birthdays” and hugs, but then after school, I walked down to my car and was astonished.My car was written on with window chalk. The windows read, “Birthday Princess” with a crown over my head, “I want a baby dino”, “It’s my birthday. I’m an adult. 18! I’m old.” , and “Sing happy birthday to me. You know you want to.” It was simply wonderful, then I saw the inside. I had a ton of balloons and streamers all throughout my car. I was so unbelievably happy. And then to top that all off, my friends made me cake batter puppy chow, best thing EVER. Seriously, try it.

And then, when I got to my grandparents’ house in Clearwater, they had a little cake that said happy 18th birthday.

I mean, I knew that my friends and family are awesome and what not, but I never knew to what extent exactly. I couldn’t make it through my day without my wonderful friends. They make life more bearable. I love them to death.

So, thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. I love you all!

Title Lyrics: Birthday – The Beatles 

What do you like to do for your friends’ birthdays?


PS. Kate, just wait for your birthday, even though we don’t have school on that day, it is going to be legit.