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4. Spend a whole day at the lake, 52. Get a tan, 56. Try an exotic food, 63. Jump in a lake, 68. Go bowling, & 85. Have a water fight.


Wow, I have posted in a very long time. I apologize for that… but this post should (in theory) be really awesome.

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve completed a very large amount of things in these past few days., which I will attempt to address in chronological order.

First, Mara has arrived! I have spent a number of fantastical days enjoying her and Maddi’s company. The best thing we’ve done (in my opinion) is when we MADE Goldfish crackers! They were so good. That same evening, Mara taught us how to make fritos, which is a type of pinxto or tapa. It’s typically eaten a traditional Spanish appetizer. Essentially it’s dough and chicken mixed together, rolled into balls, covered in bread crumbs, and then fried. It was very good!


Goldfish and Fritos!

So that was my exotic food of the summer.

That, of course, what quite some time ago.

On the Second of July, it was the lovely Miss Trisha and Miss Vanessa’s birthday! They are my twinner friends, and I believe this is the first I have written about them. They are hysterical, and quite possibly the most photogenic (and prettiest!) people I know. Anyways, we went out to eat at Macaroni Grill, and then went bowling! Exceptionally fun… and I won!


Dinner with the ladies.

Bowling Birthday

Game 1: 118, Game 2: 121. BOOM.

(Bottom Picture: Vanessa, Sophie, Myself, Trisha, Rochelle, Vanessa, Nicole… so just you know who the heck these people are.)

On the Fourth of July, Tucker and I journeyed to his cabin! About an hour and a half away from his house, we drove up there very early in the morning. He “surprised” me by having me meet all of his cousins and his aunt and uncle… He told me right when we were pulling up… Thanks Tuck-tuck. Not that it wasn’t lovely, I just would have appreciated some warning! Haha, still excellent. We spent the whole day on the lake, enjoying a boat ride, water fights, and the neighbors water-trampoline. (Shhh!)


Lake Time!

I swear we’re both wearing clothes. I promise.

There were a gazillion BEAUTIFUL and HUGE houses on the lake (not that Tucker’s wasn’t adorable… it was!), but I was very impressed. Anyways, this checks off the spend a whole day at the lake, jump in a lake (many times!), and have a water fight (which I conceded, unfortunately). This ALSO includes getting a tan! Yay:) My sunburn from Kansas finally went away, and I just continued the tan. Poor Tucker got super sunburned:( It shall go away soon!

Yeah, I’ve had this written for a few days, I’ve just been to lazy to get my photos off of my camera (my SD card slot thing is screwed up so everything is much more difficult) and I know I’m being a bad blogger, so I promise I will get better!

Please forgive me, blog gods.

Love always, Amelia

PS. So… I have a new obsession. Nailpolish, and lots of it. I’ve been painting and repainting my nails like 4 times a day and it’s kind of great. So if you’d like to join in the fun, check out this blog I’ve been enjoying: thedailyvarnish.com! :) So I’m thinking after this blog ends, I might start one similar. That is, if I continue enjoying the nailpolish. Of course, actual readers might be a problem too. Would anyone actual read it? Probably not. Would more people read that than this blog? Probably. It may or may not be worth it. I dunno!

87. Visit a water park.



Yeah, summer is starting to get busy. Less time for things to do and less time to post. BUT, this past weekend I joined my family in an 8-hour drive to Kansas to visit my cousin and her daughter! Maria’s daughter, Aubrie, is the happiest, most adorable 2-year-old I’ve ever seen– by far. Anyways, we left after my parents got home after work and hit the road at 4ish, meaning we got to my cousins house at about 1am. Fun, right?! Haha, it wasn’t that bad! My aunt and uncle had flown in the night before, which made it very fun! My aunt and uncle (and cousin) are originally from Alaska, but my cousin moved to Kansas because her husband is in the military. Tom is overseas right now. (God bless him!) Making my point that it’s extra special when we see everyone together.

On Saturday, we all headed out for about an hour drive to a really great waterpark in… somewhere in Kansas. I don’t know what city haha. Anyways, it had a lazy river, waterslides, wavepool, etc. etc. Very nice stuff. We spent all day there, which was fantastic with Aubrie.

A video is supposed to be right here that is adorable, but wordpress is failing me:(

Awhh, she’s so cute:)!

I, unfortunately, ended up with a very nasty sunburn. I applied sunscreen (twice!) and it worked decently on everyone else EXCEPT me! Not fair. So I spent the past two days laying down covered in aloe vera, feeling like a slimy hot mess. It was badddd! And it hurt like no other. But it’s much better now– and, what’s that? Is it turning into tan? Maybe! I can’t tell yet because it’s still very red, but at least it doesn’t hurt!

Yesterday, I spent most of my day training at my new job (exciting!) I start next week! That does mean I’ll have to plan more carefully about my events, but I still intend to finish all of these things this summer!

Last, but not least, Mara arrived today! Mara is Maddi’s exchange student from Spain. I’m very excited to meet her! We have a bunch of fun things planned for the month that she is here (some of which are from my list– yeah!) and it shall be a jam-packed month of excitement. WELCOME TO THE US MARA!

Love always, Amelia