All day, all night. I got the lights in my eyes, and I’m fallin for you. Keep cool, stay young… I’m just havin my fun with the lessons in love.

Hi hey hello,

I hope you all had an excellent Halloween! Mine was pretty good, I made some cake pops, went to a party with my family, and then we took the kids trick or treating. So fun! The kids’ costumes were awesome. I don’t have pictures of all of them, but Maddy was Snow White (the cutest one in history), Diana was a witch, Hannah was a werewolf, Vlad was Mr. Invisible, Luke was The Doctor, I was Amy Pond, and my parents were lame and didn’t really dress up.

So, here is my Halloween from my phone’s point of view! 

Happy November 1st!

What did you do for Halloween?

Title Lyrics: Lessons in Love – Neon Trees 

-LC

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I wish we had one more kiss. I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will. I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend. Lucky to have been where I have been.

Hi hey hello,

I hope you all are having a spectacular week. Even though it was the day after a long weekend, my Tuesday was pretty good. I think it is probably a good thing that the last class I have on Tuesdays and Thursdays I thoroughly enjoy. Anyway, so, the beach. I was there this weekend. Here are some pictures of my weekend!

PICTURES! Yeah, it was an awesome trip.

Have a great Wednesday!

Title Lyrics: Lucky – Jason Mraz 

-LC

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

Hi hey hello,

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 

Sing with me, sing for the years. Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears. Sing with me, just for today. Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away.

Hi hey hello,

As I mentioned yesterday, my family and I went camping for the weekend. We got up there of Friday and set up camp as the sun set. It was beautiful. Saturday we got up, I went for a run, and we spent most of the day sitting on the beach, playing in the water, sliding down the 60 foot water slide, eating ice cream, and generally relaxing. Sunday, my dad and I returned home to go to church because my dad had to help run sound for the service. We went to church, picked up some things from home, and returned to the camp, though not before buying some delicious subs, Girl Scout cookies, and a surprise cake for my sister’s birthday. We got back, surprised Diana with the cake and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon on the beach. Monday morning we got up and packed up and headed home. Vlad ended up sick, but he was better by the time we got home. We went out to dinner for Diana’s birthday and rested at home for the evening. It was quite an enjoyable time.

Here are some pictures to sort of sum up the weekend:

What kinds of vacations do you all like to go on? Camping? Anything else?

Title Lyrics: Dream On – Aerosmith 

-LC

If you’re the bird, whenever we pretend it’s summer…

Hi hey hello,

I hope you all had a spectacular weekend. I’ve spent mine camping with my family at Yogi Bear Campground. We have been eating s’mores, hobo dinners, and chilling by fire light. Sleeping on air mattresses has never been my favorite thing to do, but I did have a fun time this weekend.
We spent a considerable amount of time soaking up the sun, soaked in sun screen of course. At this campground they had a waterside, 60 feet tall. We have been having a ball swimming and playing in the sand. I have been rather busy, so I don’t have a ton of pictures, but when I get home I will upload them for tomorrow.

Title Lyrics: The Bird and the Worm – Owl City

Have a great Monday!

-LC

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.

Hi hey hello,

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?

-LC

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

She don’t know what she wants to be, with all the pictures in the magazines.Holding hands when she’s mad at me

Hi hey hello,

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend, or if not, I hope it was a productive weekend. Mine was not necessarily productive, not throughout the whole thing. Yesterday I powered through some school work, stayed up until 1 am doing an AP Lit assignment. It was not relaxing either, Friday night, I was out until 2 am doing something with my school’s leadership program. I would love to write all about it, but the information cannot be disclosed. Not because it is illegal or horrible or anything, but because the leaders do not want to have to come up with a new scenario every single year.

It was amazing though, seriously and amazing time. I am telling you, if you attend CCS and are in high school, I urge you to do the Senior Leadership Program. It is amazing, I have grown so much as a leader through this program. For those of you who do not attend CCS, do some leadership training somewhere. It is so beneficial. I cannot tell you how much it has helped me, not only in school, but in work, and college application processes and what not. It is amazing.

Needless to say, I did not do a whole lot on Saturday, I went to the parade downtown with my family. It was truly amazing, the weather was splendid, the kids loved it. It was their first parade, the way Diana’s eyes lit up when she saw all the horses and police officers, the dancers, and floats. She was awe-struck. I also got to see my best friend’s dad, which was cool. I do not get to see him often and he is fun to talk to, so it was nice to see him. My family finished putting up our Christmas decorations today, got all the outside lights up and the light-up deer and Christmas tree my mother had to have put up. Overall, it was a good weekend, not full of sleep, as was planned, but a nice one.

Title Lyrics: Hey Mama – Mat Kearney 

How was your weekend? Did you go to a parade? Does your town have a Christmas parade? Do you attend? Do you have leadership training? I know, random right?

-LC

Layla, I’m begging, darling please. Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind.

Hi hey hello,

I hope you all had as fantastic of a Thanksgiving as I did. I love getting together and seeing family that I don’t often see. Oh how, even now, I miss my little cousins (well,second cousins). They have grown so much since last year. They are so funny and busy. They are in school now! I got to see my older cousins and their families, a lot of time was spent astonished at the fact that my graduation is a mere 6 months away (WOAH!), especially since I will be the first grandchild to graduate from high school, at least on my dad’s side.

Enough reminiscing, I have yet another soccer game tomorrow. This game is against one of our biggest rivals, Taylor County. They are big guys who like to play rough and hit you are hard as they possibly can. This rivalry developed the first time we played them, it was a rough game, and so it has continued ever since. Last year, at one of the games, some words were exchanged between a guy on their team, and one on ours. Some racial comments were made and things got a little sticky. The guy on our team is now our assistant coach, so we have a score to settle, sort of. Wish us luck!

I will have all of my Thanksgiving pictures uploaded as soon as possible, I have been really busy, and the Internet, as I stated before, was a little sketchy at the hotel. It will probably be later this week, but it will be as soon as possible! I should probably also find the cord needed to transfer the pictures, that might be a little bit helpful.

Title Lyrics: Layla – Eric Clapton

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? What did you do? Stay in town? Visit family? What weird traditions does your family have?

-LC