Saturday, January 29, 2011

i have a pet tiger.

At least, I think I do. He's a lot smaller, and cuter, and nicer then an actual tiger.

But there's moments when he acts exactly like a real tiger in the wild. How many times have I seen him in this exact pose, with this exact look on his face? Many times.

|not my photo|

But then - quick as a blink - he's back to being my little kitty.

Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. {Jean Burden}

Friday, January 28, 2011

i just saw tangled.


I just got home from watching Tangled! It only came out here TODAY in Ireland. Terrible, huh? But it was certainly worth waiting for.

It was adorable. Really truly. It had such a sweet story!

It was also really funny. Hilarious. I could barely keep myself from bursting into a loud fit of laughter at times (but thankfully I didn't do that. Because it's really embarrassing to burst out laughing when the rest of the cinema is almost dead quiet. Talk about awkward. I can't wait to buy it on DVD so I can laugh my head off all I want.)

And the animation was so gorgeous. I usually prefer movies when it's all drawn, but I really didn't mind the computer animation in this one. In fact, I think it's way better that way. Oh, and Rapunzel's dresses were so pretty.

And Flynn was awesome. *smiles*

I wanna see this movie again so badly! I'd watch it right now if I could.

This is such a great movie. I think it's the best movie Disney has made in a long time. If you haven't seen it yet, then I think you should. Like, as soon as possible.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

longing for spring

Don't get me wrong - I love winter. But I'm glad it's almost over. Of course, It won't technically be spring for a while, but pretty soon it will begin to look and feel like it. I can see it now... the grass will be the loveliest shade of green, the sky will be pale blue, flowers will be blooming everywhere you look, there will be adorable little lambs frolicking in the fields - I really need to stop thinking about spring. I'm torturing myself.

|these two pictures were taken in a garden shop in town|

It's been a long winter. We got more snow than usual and it's been very cold - even the lake froze! But the snow and ice have melted away. Now it's just cloudy, rainy, and windy. It's not unpleasant, but there isn't really anything particularly pleasant about it either.

I'm not quite sure how cold it's been out there these last few days. Because I've been inside. Firstly because of school. This first week of school went well, I rather enjoyed doing my Paces (that's what my schoolbooks are called) each day. But even yesterday (Saturday) when I had no school to do I was still stuck inside. Because I'm sick. So I'm stuck inside sneezing and coughing my weekend away. Fortunately that gives me plenty of time for blogging and book-reading, so I'm okay :)

Overall I've really loved this winter. But I think it's lasted long enough. I want spring!

Friday, January 14, 2011

finally some pictures

I haven't really been posting very many photos lately.

It's not that I haven't been taking any, though. Strange enough, it's because I've been taking SO many. Hundreds! I got a new camera (that I love), and I've been going nuts with it. I've taken so many pictures it's taken a long time to go through them all, edit the ones that need editing, and post them.

But finally I've finished all of that! Here's a few of them:

The view from my window when I woke up one morning.

The lake by our house froze. It was incredible!

More pictures to come soon :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

huge giveaway at polka dot's blog!

I just wanted to let you know that there is an incredible giveaway going on over at {life is too short not to} wear read shoes. She's giving away 26 amazing things - you can check it out by pressing on the button below :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

things that made this winter amazing



Apples to Apples

hot chocolate

a new camera


my birthday

Christmas blog posts


Christmas lights

Ace of Cakes

long books

fluffy socks

Despicable Me

fire in the fireplace

Julian Smith


wintery photography

Narnia radio theaters


New Years Day


gingerbread cookies

This winter certainly was amazing. I've realized it isn't so much the big things that make winter so wonderful, but all the little things. What were some things that made your winter special?