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Okay, I have not posted in a LONG LONG LOOOOOOOOOOONG time!!! Life has been… Crazy… My homeschool groups just ‘got out’ last week. So no school til January. Which is sad. 😦 but it’s also a nice break. I have read (well, reread) a bunch of books. Which is good! 😀 I don’t know if I have talked about my school groups… Well, if I have, sorry! And if I haven’t… Well, then here ya go!

Vanguard: Okay. Vanguard is amazing!!!!!!!!! Ahh! I can’t even express how much I love it! Last school year, in February, I started a vanguard in Layton (about an hour and a half from my house). And I just L.O.V.E.D. It! And then it ended in May and there was summer! Which is usually a good thing. But, well, I guess it was good. I just didn’t get to see my friends, because they live so far away. And when this school year started, I didn’t get to go back. Because my mom decided that she was going to make a vanguard up here where we live. And that’s a good thing.

But… Yeah… So, I decided that I was going to do the work for BOTH vanguards. Mine and… Well, mine. 😀 And there are three levels in each vanguard. Apprentice, journeyman and masters. Each level (for each vanguard) is supposed to be like 4-6 hours. But I guess I read really fast, and a lot of it was reading. So it doesn’t really take me that long.

But anyways! 😀 I went to my vanguard up here every Monday, and I got to visit my other vanguard three times. But my mom says that I can go for real for the rest of the school year! I thought I was gonna die when she told me that! So yeah. 😀

And there are four classes total. Basically one for each week in the month. There is Leadership Academy, History and Geography, Imaginative Arts and Eureka. And literally, no matter how hard I try, I honestly cannot pick a  favorite!

Shakespeare: Shakespeare is cool too. We did Julius Cesar this semester. I don’t remember what we are doing next semester though… This time we didn’t actually put on a play. Which sucked! :/ But we are doing a REAL play next semester!! Which is good!!! 🙂 We meet on Fridays for Shakespeare, either at my friends house, or a gymnastics studio in Thatcher. It’s fun!

 

Those are pretty much the school groups… But here are some of the other thingsI we’ve been doing.

Piano Lessons: I recently started piano lessons for the first time ever! 😀 I really like it! I have had six lessons now, and I believe that I have perfected Fur Elise. I’m playing it at a recital on December 28th.

I really like the song Fur Elise. It was composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven after the girl he loved, Elise, turned down his marriage proposal. I don’t remember if the other two girls he proposed to were before or after Elise. But he was really depressed when he composed it. You can definitely hear all of the emotions he was feeling in the music as its played, that’s what I really love about it! I get pretty caught up in the music as I play. But I just love it SOO much!!! 😀

I’m also working on a really pretty arrangement of The First Noel. It’s totally fine on the top hand, but I’m still working out the bottom hand. I like it though! 😀

Church Stuff: Well, there is obviously church on Sundays (which I’m trying to go to :/) And then young woman’s on Wednesday’s. And our ward goes and does baptisms SO OFTEN!!! And Aubree always manages to drag me along. 🙂 I wouldn’t mind it so much, but all the teenage drama drives me insane! Haha! Oh well…

 

And I would also like to take a space and say something about my friends. My friends are SO FREAKING AWESOME!!! I seriously cannot even BEGIN to express how much I love all of my friends. And how amazing they are. I don’t know what I would be without them. When I’m having a tough time it seems like there is always someone there to help. And that’s been a lifesaver multiple times, literally.

~Kylee

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Wow, I kinda haven’t posted in a while!! Well we have been really busy canning like crazy people, hunting, burning myself, dancing, sewing ect . . . .  Let me clarify a little bit.

Canning ~ We’ve done tomatoes, beets, pickles, green beans, raspberry jam, and tons more to go!! Oh and while I was cutting cucumbers I took a slice off of my left middle finger. No lie a slice!! Now somebody is going to bite into their pickle and be like this is chewy.

Hunting ~ This goes hand in hand with the “Burning Myself” part. We go Archery Elk Hunting in the Uintahs every year in August and September. (so I’ve NEVER been to the fair!!)

Burning Myself ~ While we were hunting I was making breakfast on the camp chef and I had a dutch oven full of really, really hot water!! It was at a full rolling boil. And i was taking it off of the camp chef but i had forgotten that it had legs on the bottom, and the legs hit the camp chef and the boiling water spilt all down my left leg. At this point i remember setting the dutch oven on the ground and just saying “Ow, ow, ow.” Over and over again and i tried to sit down, but my mom was right there and she picked me up and carried me to where we had containers of water. Then she sat me down and turned the water on my leg. But we had pulled the fabric of my pajama pants up on my thigh and the pants were so hot (this was just moments after) that it burned all the skin that it touched just as badly as the rest. And i was just sobbing because it hurt so bad. Then my mom got our lavender oil and dripped it all over it. And my Daddy, Uncle Cody, and Grandpa Cal immediently gave me a priesthood blessing. The pain didn’t lessen any right then but i felt at peace just remembering that this is just another trial that i have to go through. And through out the whole thing i think that my pain was definetly less than it could have been. After that i still cryed for like another 2 hours straight! Then i just kept ice on it cause that’s the only thing that made it feel better at all. My whole leg from the knee down was covered in blisters and it hurt sooooooooooooooooo bad! It happened on Wen. the 22nd of August. We went home (me, mom, and my 2 youngest brothers.) on Fri. 24th. It’s a 5 hour drive. By then it was so bad that i couldn’t walk at all if i even lowered it beneath my head i would burst into hysterical tears. By Sunday it had improved enough that i could even walk on it! I had TONS of friends and family praying and fasting for me. And a lot of friends coming over just to visit. (which i needed to stay sane!) Thank you to everybody!! It’s almost better, truly a miracle! 🙂 Here’s a bunch of pictures.

      

 

So yeah these are the pictures….

You can see it as its getting a lot better. The last picture is a little outdated. It actually looks a bit better than that now. The yellow stuff on pictures 2, 3, 5, and 6 is “Doctor Christoffer’s BF ‘n C (bone, flesh and cartledge). I’m SOOOOOOO glad that it doesn’t hurt very bad anymore.
Dancing ~ Well i’m sure that many of you have heard about the Brigham City Temple. Well did you know about the Celebration Dance? I was in the Celebration Dance. It was so much work!! But it was so worth it. I’m so happy that i was able to dance with my leg. I missed a few practice’s but that’s all. We had to practice for months before. My stake did the Mexican/Latino/Hispanic dance (it was called lots of things). Go to this link to see a few pictures http://www.ldsmag.com/photography/category/103

Sewing ~ I’ve been sewing like crazy too. I just made a quilt for my bed (last time it was for my dad for Christmas). And my dad is going to give me 50 dollars for every quilt that I make. And  they have to be levi i usally do levi. But i did just make a blanket out of my old clothes.an old sheet and some old crochet for the stuffing. It’s pretty cool.

The ect… Part ~ My mom and dad’s 14 year anniversary is tomorrow. But they’re temple anniversary is the 22nd of october. I’m taking some online classes with LEMI. My newest brother Jace is crawling. He’s six months old!!  I have tons of great and awesome friends. We had an exchange student from Japan come and stay with us. Her name is Hana. She was the third exchange student that we’ve had. She was 12 and still is. Her mom is dying of cancer. She got to go to girls camp with us it was REALLY fun. (and funny) Normally Japanese people are kinda quiet. But not Hana. Not at all!! We miss Hana a ton, Our house is so quiet without her now. 😦

~ Kylee