Saturday, January 28, 2017

Photo Dump // January 2017

So I got my phone this month and I've been taking cool pictures almost nonstop.

The camera is just way too cool -- and I can finally document my life again!!
So. Instead of my "Month of --" posts, I'm going to be doing a photo dump, and a review of the month all rolled into one.

I appoligize for the number of pictures. *blushes* Man, this is way too many! I'll try not to share as many next month.

The Photo Dump:
*warning: you about to be dumped with 44 pictures* *blushes*
 one of the first pictures I took on my phone - my record player. I seen the set up of putting pictures on it on Pinterest, so I had to do it. *winks*
 Snow in the church parking lot - a sight I have never seen.
 Marita driving her brother's pickup so we can make it over the snow and ice.
 Ice at my grandpa's.
 Just because my camera is really cool...LaKaysha's typewriter. 
 My kitty! Wanting in out of the cold. *winks*
 Writing in my diary... isn't Minnie so cute? 
 Tapes. Wonderful. Awesome. Amazing. Old Tapes. *winks* 
 Louis L'Amours... only "some" of our collection -- most of them are hidden. *winks*
 I really liked this picture... my reading glasses and the book I was reading. 
 Me. "Smelling" the Louis L'Amour. *winks at Marissa* 
So there's what I look like in my reading glasses -- in case any of you were wondering. 
 Smash-booking. The huge pictures of Ricky and Annette (and Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges are hidden) are from my 16th birthday party.
 *winks* and some of you know why this movie makes me wink. *giggles* 
 A dress that I wish I dared to wear to church... maybe this summer? It's 1970's dress and really long, so I just don't know if I dare. But it's so beautiful! So flowy and stuff. 
Drinking tea while playing a game of Trivial Pursuit. I actually did pretty good that game! 
And after church we went to the ice cream shop down the road. Doesn't it look so good!? I got triple chocolate! Yum! 
And that same day people came over and Roger gave Chancy and Dustin some lessons on the guitar. My brother is the one that's hardly in the picture and who is moving his head. *winks* 
A random picture of Felicity's hair... not sure why, but hey! *winks* 
Baking bread. 
Went for a walk at the nearby park with my mom and sisters. Isn't LaKaysha beautiful!?
Writing my pen pal while drinking coffee... 
I showed this picture to LaKaysha and she said, "Wow. You take your letter writing seriously." 
Smash-booking once again. I thought this page turned out adorable. 
Just to prove to you all that once your favorite show, always your favorite show. 
Watching Father Knows Best is the best way to spend the evening. 
Went window shopping with my mom and sisters one day. 
Isn't that hat adorable? I just had to take a picture with it on. 
Dreaming about all the stuffed animals at Walmart. 
LaKaysha's colored pencils. I thought they made a good picture. 
LaKaysha -- painting her newest "masterpiece". *winks* 

The book I just bought. I can't wait to read it!! Isn't the cover just lovely!? *squeals* 
 And today, we went on a hike up a mountain. And it.Was.Hard. Sorry, but it was. Once you get to the top it's worth it. But now I ache like crazy, and am so tired. 
 Looking at the river from the bridge. 
 Resting our poor lungs. It's really steep at places, and if you don't breath right you'll almost pass out like I did. 
 Here's "The Sleeping Giant". I like to call it "My Mountain". Living in the shadow of it sorta makes it mine, right? 
This isn't at the top, but it's where it was logged and you can actually over look "Y-Ville".(sorry, but I don't want to call it by it's real name) 
 Getting closer. I was sooo tired!!! (but I actually don't look too bad) 
 And here's what we call "The top", but actually the trail keeps going on and on for miles and miles... 
 Snow can be deceiving. Me and Marissa were standing on what we thought was the ground, then we fell through almost to our knees! I guess it was just ferns that had snow on top of them -- tricking us. *winks* 
 Now I look pretty tired. *winks* Mostly it was that cold air. It hurt to breath! 
 You wouldn't want to slip on ice and fall off the mountain... 
 I love all our tall trees. *grins* 
And after that (almost) five mile hike, my dad bought us all coffee (or whatever we wanted) from the local coffee shop! 

Did you enjoy my post? 
Did you actually make it through all the pictures? Cause if you did -- we can be friends. *winks* 


  1. well I guess we are friends then cuz OF COURSE I MADE IT THRU. I love all you gals and these photos make me wish I lived near so we could goof off together *sob*

    1. Oh you did!???!?? *hugs* Now we are friends. ;P
      Awww!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! YOU'RE TOO SWEET!! *cries*
      It would be SOOOOOOO fun to goof off together!!! *sobs with you*
      It's hard for me to be myself around people I don't know, so I don't make much friends, but you sound like a girl who would bring out the crazy in me!! ;P

    2. hahahaa!! girl, I legit find that hard to believe - you're the sweetest. You have to have 5 billion friends at least xD also ahahahahahaa probably!! I tend to do that with people o.o

    3. Awe! Thank you!! *cries* <333
      But, really I don't have many friends. Just a billion cousins and none of the girls are my age. *glares at Dustin, Laban, and Lando for being boys* haha! ;P
      But I'm trying to make more friends (and the pen pal idea seemed to work -- she's so fun to write and someday we'll be really good friends in person, too ;P )

  2. Awesome pics! I just love your camera. My phone is terrible at taking pictures. Ugh.
    The hike was wonderful, the view breathtaking, and that mountain.... *chokes because it's so beautiful*
    I am sooo tired now, but it was awesome.
    Guess I was more fit the last time, because I RAN up it.
    This time I took it slower. ;)
    Aw, Julia, wish we could goof off with you, too! *hugs*

    1. Yeah. your phone sucks, sorry. *pats you*
      Oh I love that mountain!!! *wishes I could give it a hug*
      I'm so tired it's crazy. You witnessed that when I tried to put a container full of food back in the container drawer... getting to the point of over tired!! LOL!!! =D
      You were wild last time -- I just stared at you in awe. LIKE HOW!?!?
      You sure took it slower on the way down, for sure! ;P

    2. *hugs LaKaysha* I KNNOOWWW maybe someday

  3. Daminika! My messy "at home" hair?! Goodness girl.
    And that picture of me awkwardly smiling at the top?!

    I enjoyed this post a lot though! Your camera on your phone is quite nice.

      and so is your "awkward smile"! =D

      It is quite nice. (sorta a "Brother Bear" quote ;P)

  4. LOVED this post! I had an amazing time today! I hope to do a picture post sometime, well ta ta for now! <3 :D

    1. Haha! It was a good time. Can't wait to see your picture post. :D

  5. loved all these pics!! and ohmygoodness that hike looks amazingly breathtaking (like, legit). you almost passed out?? dude. xD

    loved this post!

    1. Thanks! It is a beautiful view!
      Yeah. It was crazy. Nobody even noticed because I was behind most of them, but in front of my mom and grandpa. I thought for sure they would've noticed me just sit down in the middle of the trail with my face basically in the dirt, but they didn't.
      But once I told them, we sat down and rested until I felt ready to go again. ;P

      Thanks! <3

  6. The tea and sweater/hand, the fresh bread,the penpal writing set up.. 😍. Those are the kinds of pics I love. But they're all great!

    1. Thanks! <3
      I love taking pictures of moments like those.

  7. Love! Your phone is amazing! Hiking left me tired and achy but I LOVED it! So want to do it again!

    1. Man. I ached so bad yesterday it's amazing I survived church. ;P

  8. EEEP HI! *waves* I'm Autumn.

    THESE PICTURES ARE SO FANTASTIC. I love picture dumps, because why not? XD Random pictures can sometimes be some of the best Your hike looks wonderful too! THE VIEW IS AMAZING WOW.

    autumn's readings + writings

    1. HI, AUTUMN!! =D

      Thanks!! I'm glad you like photo dumps. I do too. ;P And the view on the hike was amazing! ;D

      Thank you soooo much for stopping by my blog and for your comment! <33

  9. Loved this post, Daminika! The pictures are great!! And that dress! Eeee, it gorgeous! <3

    Yes, Lakaysha is beautiful! And you are too! All you girls, actually! ^_^

    Eep, you bought the book! I hope you enjoy it! I agree about the cover!! :) :)

    Looks like it was a nice hike! I'm definitely one that needs to work on my hiking skills, haha. Need to do more hiking so that I get accustomed to it! :D

    1. I'm glad you liked it. =D It is a really pretty dress. It's not even mine. ;P I think it's Felicity's but she may have given it to Lakaysha. haha! ;D

      Awe! Thank you! <3

      YES!!! I am enjoying it so far!!! And I love the cover -- even though I can spot "a million" things wrong. ;P I guess that just comes from knowing too much about the era. lol! ;P

      It was a nice hike. Yeah, I need to work on that too. :D

  10. LOVED this! :D You know me and pictures... so of course I made it through them all. *winks* But also your posts are always wonderful anyhow!
    It must be so nice to have a phone- I just said today that I need to get one so I can take pictures of things more easily. I took my big camera into Chick-fil-A so I could take pictures of my food! ;P We actually took a last-minute vacation to see family, but we're leaving back home tomorrow. I'll definitely be doing a post about it! :)
    Ooh, it looks beautiful where you hiked!
    I would comment on more of your pictures, but I don't want to use all of my grandparents internet. ;) I really enjoyed this! <3

    1. I'M GLAD!!!! =D My posts are wonderful? Really? Thank you. *blushes*
      It is nice! Haha! Sometimes Emily brings her big camera into places like that. ;P
      Oh how fun! I can't wait to see your post about it!
      It is. Mostly it's trees, but one spot was logged a while back and now you have a beautiful view. :)
      I'm glad you enjoyed it! <3

    2. Yes, I'm always excited when you do a new post. ;D

  11. Send me some snow pretty please? ;) I don't get snow very often here in South Texas! :D Also, the hike was so pretty!


    1. haha! We don't get much snow, either. Though we did get a bunch this winter. But now it's all gone except patches in the mountains. But you can have what snow we have... ;P

      the hike was beautiful! And I think the snow on top added to it. :P

      Thanks for the comment! <3

  12. BEAUTIFUL pictures!! LOVED them all!! That hike was AMAZING! :)

  13. Yes, you do take your letter writing serious. I take just about forever to answer mine. ;) Ok, so more like half a month. But, anyway...those are some really nice pictures. :)

    1. haha! I usually answer the day I get it... or at least the same week. ;P
      Thanks. :)


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