Category: Family Fun

Hunt for the Crystal Jewels

Hi everybody,

I know its been forever since I’ve posted anything, but now I have amazing news!! Hunt for the Crystal Jewels is finished!!! Woo-Hoo!!! We have finished filming, editing, and the only thing left to do is burn it on a CD. We will have the Grand showing this Saturday with our families. I will try to get pictures and post them on here as soon as possible. So keep checking this blog and you might find a new post!

Thank you for reading this and have a blessed day.

-Maddie-

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OctElit!

Hey,

 

For those who don’t know, my good friend and I are making a movie called The Hunt for the Crystal Jewels! Kendall and I hope to be done with the movie by mid-May. We have also made an YouTube channel called OctElit. ๐Ÿ˜€ You are probably wondering what that name means. It is latin for eight-movie (because we have eight actors in our first movie). We have posted quite a few videos already and we have more to come! If you are wondering what The Hunt for the Crystal Jewels is about we have a video about it and some bloopers, how we put it all together, and more! I will put the link to our channel at the bottom of this post. Thank you for reading this and have a blessed day. ๐Ÿ˜€

-Maddie-

 

Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbxfpg-RrXAbJIbZdMCFdw

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Maymont Park

Hey,

Yesterday we went to Maymont park with my cousins. We got there around 11:30 and left around 3:30. It was so much fun!

This is my cousin Leah and I in one of the many trees.

There was this one tree that was blooming. It was the prettiest thing in the park.

Here are a few pictures of the blooms.

This one is one of my favorites.

This is the Italian gardens where my Mom and Dad got married.

Selfie!!

 

This was the Japanese gardens. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to go over there. The moms could get to the gardens with the strollers. The kids went down long enough to see it.

Here are a few of random shots.

There were some awesome climbing trees there.

Well, that’s about it. It was really fun to see Leah and her family. Thank you for reading this and have a blessed day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Eve

Hey,

Last night my family went to my grandparents house for Christmas Eve. They had the most beautiful decorations.

 

 

These pictures are of the ornaments.

This one is my favorite. ๐Ÿ˜€
My Grams has the best Christmas decorations. ๐Ÿ˜€

Present Time!!!

It was so fun and it was nice to be with everyone. ๐Ÿ˜€ ย Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year!!! Thank you for reading this and have a blessed day.
-Maddie-

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Christmas Town

Hey,

Last night my family and I celebrated my Papaw’s 70th birthday by going to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens! It was SO much fun!! There were over eight MILLION lights!! Here are some pictures that I took from the park. Some of them are kind of blurry.ย ๐Ÿ˜•ย We arrived at the park around 3:30 and left around 9:30. I provided a map below so you can track where we went.

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This was a HUGE Frosty that you could take pictures with.

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This place was France.

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From left to right: Lily (my cousin), Abby (another cousin), Me, Maddox, Matthew, and Micah. This was “The North Pole”.

There was a 50 foot christmas tree with so many lights that correlated with the music. ย This place is called O’ Tannnenbaum.

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This was the bottom.

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This was “The North Pole”.

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In “The North Pole” they had a “snow” machine that blew out bubbles. All of the little kids LOVED it.

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Has anyone else noticed how creepy this elf looks? These next three pictures are from New France.

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This is France at night. The theme for this part if the park was, The Twelve Days Of Christmas.

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Here is the tree from the other side.

 

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Here are some really cool ornaments.

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This was Ireland.

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Last, but not least, Holiday Hills. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Then, as we were leaving we saw some more lights.

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This was the most BEAUTIFUL thing ever!!!! My favorite light arrangement in the park. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

We had so much fun at Busch Gardens! I think it was my ONLY time I have been to Busch Gardens and not ride anything. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for reading this and have a blessed day.

-Maddie-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving

Hey,

This Thanksgiving my grandparents came over and celebrated with us. It was so much fun and we were all stuffed. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Mom made Mac-N-Cheese. It was delicious.

 

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Grandma and I made these. They were okay, they would have been better if the green beans had cooked.

 

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Cornbread…mmm.

 

We also had had pork chops (my Dad isn’t a very big turkey fan). ย I didn’t get to a picture because they were eaten up so fast.

Now for the desserts.

 

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Apple Spice Cake. Yum!

 

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Grandma made this Chocolate Chip Cake.

 

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This is my Mom’s Trim Healthy Mama Chocolate Zucchini Cake. I didn’t try that one.

 

We didn’t have a HUGE Thanksgiving but, I am thankful for what we do have, which is family, love, and a roof over our heads. I just hope that going into the holidays God will help my family and I to see what Thanksgiving and Christmas is really about. ย Thank you for reading this and have a blessed day.

 

-Maddie-