Uguanda/traveling/ update

Ok guys so I know I haven't posted in *cough* a while but srly haven't had good enough Wi-Fi in two weeks to even try and look at my blog stuff, much less post anything.

We left the 31st of December 2017 and after a layover in Brussels (ok guys I was in Europe *even if was only for a few hours* but still it should count) we landed in Entebbe Uguanda.
Ok before I go any further I guess I should introduce you all to who "we" are. 😁
I am so blessed to have a wonderful family because the more I travel i realize that family is who you want to go on adventures with!
So there's Peter, Anna, Sara, Joel and, Me;) five of us cousins. And honestly I am so thankful for this little group. Words can't express how grateful I am for this time we have together.

So what am I doing in Africa??
For many many years my cousins family has been friends with an American woman who lives here in Uguanda, so we thought Why not go and see her? How cool would it be to go to Afric…


I remember last year at our church's annual New Years eve party wondering what 2017 would bring? 
What fun adventures I'd go on. What new and interesting books I'd read. What hard and painful things would cross my path. Etc...
A lot has happened since that night.  I experienced all those things and,  probably more but,What I've come to understand and appreciate is that God gives us grace for the moments. If I would have know that night that my best friend would move across the country from me, I probably would have  Wept for quite some time. (I did anyways)  Or those hundereds of other problems that life seems to throw at you. If we could look into the future don't you think we might go crazy?!
If we knew what life was going to bring us we would probably die from worry and fear. So I'm thankful that I can't see into the future. And that I can rest in God and trust in his perfect plan and purpose for my life.
Today will come with its own s…

It's Christmas DAY// Jesus's Birthday + Gatherings //12DOC

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S !!!!!!!! 

t o d a y f a m i l y  g a t h e r  f e a s t i n g  j o y
These words come to my mind when I think of this day so filled with love and laughter The opening of the presents. The look of legit happiness on everyone's faces.  The amazing Christmas story read from Luke chapter two. Celebrating the most G L O R I O U S  day this world has ever known (besides Easter) 
What an amazing experience to see! What wonder to behold. The awe I'm sure Mary felt holding that babe, knowing that He is the Son of God. 

T H E   D A Y 
let me give you a brief look into my Christmas morning :D
So  promptly at 7 o'clock one of my ecstatic siblings ( i have five of them,) pounds on my door yelling for me to get out of my bed cause.... it's time to open up the gifts!
(And yes i do realize that 7 isn't very early in the morning..... but when you are a night owl like this one and may have stayed up *ahem*  wayyyyyy into the wee hours of the morning the n…

12 Days of Christmas|| Words + Poem + Christmas

Me. Oh my STARS it's only 3 days till Christmas.

Me. Oh no I still have (redacted) gifts to get.

Me. Grabs car keys and proceeds to the mall. *cough cough* ,sadly I'm one of the 'last-minute-frantically-looking-for-gifts type of person.
Me.  Shout out to Amazon. SERIOUSLY you guys are awesome!!!!

H A P P I N E S S + M E R R Y

(My feelings towards the arivel of Christmas)

w o r d s 

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweetThe words repeatOf peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled alongThe unbroken songOf peace on earth, good-will to men! Till ringing, singing on its way, The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,A chant sublimeOf peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the soundThe carols drownedOf peace on earth, good-will to men! It was as if an earthquake rent The hearth-stones of a c…

12 Days of Christmas|| Not another Movie Review

Can we stop for a moment and recognize that Christmas is less thanbone week away!!! *stares in disbelief at how fast time goes by* like HOW!?!?   I'm sure you all have seen a ton of Christmas Movie reviews the past few days. I know Just hang in there with me :D  The three movies that I am about to share with you and some of my favorite. If you can't tell I'm a sucker for old movies *cough cough*  so that's what you're going to get today!! The first movie is favorite of mine and is a timeless classic. 

It's  A Wonderful Life  ||Description|| The film stars James Stewart as George Baily, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Crirstmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.

My Review
Goodnesa where shall I even begine?!? Every Christmas Eve our…

||12 Days of Christmas||Tis the season||

Ok first of all Christmas is only ONE week away, seven days!!! *shakes head and wonders how time goes by so fast*
I would like to share with you a few thoughts that Ive been thinking of the past few weeks.

As we near the time of Christmas, we see the decorations going up. the people madly shopping for gifts. the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Now is the time to stop and reflect just why we really celebrate this time. As Christians, we are the only ones who know the real meaning of Christmas and why it is a time of celebration and what that celebration means to all who will believe.
If there were no Jesus, there would be no Christmas.

As you see the many slogans being pandered around you, take time every day to explain the real meaning of what is being said.... "Peace on earth, good will to men"... "Joy to the world"... "Hark, the herald Angels sing"... "'round yon virgin, mother and Child"
Think about what each of …

12 Days of Christmas || all about the BOOKS||

||DAY Three||
YAY Books!!!! *distant shrieking* I adore books. And I don't mean the things that you read on your kindle. I mean REAL living and breathing books. The way they smell. Feel. Seeing them piled on your bookshelf. Honestly a fitting description of   My book obsession would be called an addiction.  Guysss u should see my bookshelf if you don't believe me:D  Okay I'll stop rambling and get on with my post. 😉  Here are a few Christmas books that I've gathered and I personally LOVE. 

A  Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. The…