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November Recap ~ 2016

Hello, my friends!! *waves* πŸ˜€

Okay, so I know it’s already December 9th (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN), but I just really wanted to post one of these! XD

I have never done this type of post before, so just bear with me. Let’s see if I can make this interesting… XD

Highlights of November:

Doing NaNoWriMo and SUCCEEDING!! 

It was really hard for me to keep up and fell behind a lot, but in the end I succeeded and that’s what matters right? I ate quite a bit of dark chocolate to help me through it… XD

Getting the professional wedding pictures!

AGH!!! They’re all SO beautiful!! I’m planning to post a bunch on LMF, so be on the watch for that πŸ˜‰

When we got these pictures in literally all my mom and I did was look at them all day long. The photographer did an AMAZING job!

Getting to see my family do worship together <3

I don’t know if any of you know this already, but my family is quite musically talented. My dad has been a worship leader for years and he taught my brother, Jordan to play guitar and he served on the worship team for a long time, as well as Aaryn, my new sister in-law who sings beautifully! And my brother in-law plays the drums, so it was really awesome to get to see them all play together – they do an amazing job! It was super special this time because it was the last time for who knows how long, before Jordan and Aaryn moved away… <3


YES! *happy sigh* it was so awesome doing the Hillside craft fair again. Though there was rain, freezing cold, and major winds, we did have a lot of fun and the last day was perfect in every way! πŸ™‚

Having my first latte from Starbucks!

I’ve been hesitant to try a latte for a long time, just cause I’m super picky and I love my frappΓ©s, but I finally gave in and I totally loved it! Even though I almost burned my tongue… XD

Crazy Moments:

Sleeping over at Emma’s and cracking up at her insanity.

This night was just – BIZARRE! Emma was out of control crazy and I was laughing at her like all night! XD The one thing I don’t understand is how exactly does she drink from a water bottle so creepily?? LIKE HOW?! XD

Being creeped on by Emma The Insanely Creepy the entire time at Hillside.

No joke, I literally look over at her booth (we’re right across from each other, as you can tell in the picture) and she’s staring at me like this!!! And I don’t know, is she part Indian or something, cause she’s always sneaking up on me and I’ll turn around and she’s there staring at me with this creepy face!! XD It’s creepy, but hilarious. XD

Bundling up in a tablecloth at Hillside.

IT WAS FREEZING!!! It was raining, windy, and just – FREEZING!! My mom and I both wrapped ourselves up in tablecloths and put on hats, hoods, and scarves – we were cracking up! XD

Sad Times:


Though this was a great day and we were all happy to be together, it was really bittersweet and not all of us were our normal, happy, crazy selves. This was our last family gathering together before Jordan and Aaryn moved away and saying goodbye to them that night, though it wasn’t our last goodbye, was extremely painful. πŸ™

Saying Goodbye to Jordan and Aaryn.


My mom, dad, Jen, Jason, and I went over to say goodbye to them Friday night, the day after Thanksgiving. I can’t tell you how much we all hugged and cried. And though it was one of the hardest things, saying goodbye to them – I realized also how beautiful it was. That we as a family could come together with the freedom to cry and embrace like that over “losing” 2 beloved family members. I know it might sound silly that we were all crying so much, especially since they’re 6 hours away and I know some people have family even farther away – but we’ve always been together and we love each other so much. It was really hard to say goodbye, but I think we’re all doing a lot better now. <3
Looking Ahead:

– Posting more often! I’ve really missed posting here, on LMF, HRMW, and on TEROW, so I’m really hoping that this month I can get a lot of posting done! πŸ˜€

– CHRISTMAS!!! No, no, this year it isn’t for the presents that I’m so excited (though I am excited for that, too… XD). This year I’m excited for Christmas because then our whole family will be together again! πŸ˜€ <3

– Work next week!! You all remember me saying that I got a job working in childcare, right? Well, we went on break and I thought I wouldn’t get to go back until January, but thankfully we get a day next week! I MISS THE CHUBLETS!!! XD (I can feel Emma glaring at me right now…. XD )

– Rogue One! ANYONE WHO IS EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE PLEASE SAY SO! My sister and I are the only ones in our family who are excited for it. O_O

– Annndd… I can’t think of anything else right now. I’m just excited to see what else this month has in store for me! πŸ˜€

What about you? How did your November go? Is there anything you’re looking forward to this month?


35 Responses to November Recap ~ 2016

  • I’m sure you miss your brother, but don’t worry! You’ll still get to see him. ? Merry Christmas!

  • ROGUE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Of course that’s the first thing I say. XD) I’m just SOOO excited for it! It comes out in ONE WEEK! LIKE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!! (The kids at dance last night were freaking out. XD)
    Ahem. Anyhow, I absolutely loooved this post, Jaclynn! It was really fun to see some photos of you family. (Jordan and Aaryn are adorable! πŸ˜€ )
    I hope you have an amazing December! πŸ˜€
    ~Grace <3
    P.S. Do you have any theories for Rogue One? My dad and I both think they're going to die since none of the characters end up in A New Hope.

    • LOLOL! It was SOO GOOD!! πŸ˜€
      Awe, thank you, Grace! I am so excited you enjoyed it! πŸ˜€ (I know, right? I can’t get over how cute they are! XD )
      Thank you! I hope you do, too! πŸ™‚

  • sometimes I do recaps, sometimes I don’t. this is one of those times. XD
    I’m excited for rouge one! even if I’m critisizing right now… XD
    Most crazily, ~Olive

  • Oh my goodness you need to do more of these! I am sooo sad I didn’t make it to Hillside, I had my mom write it in her calendar for the day we had the best chance of going (I believe last Saturday?) But I was behind in school so I had to do some. πŸ™ What did Emma sell at the craft fair?
    Those are such GORGEOUS wedding photos, you all look amazing of course!
    Yay, KIDDOS! Have fun!
    My sisters are more excited about Rogue One than I am but they are EXCITED!! Which rubs off on me a bit πŸ˜›

    • I definitely am planning on it! πŸ˜€
      Awww, that stinks! I was disappointed you didn’t get to come, too. πŸ™ Emma and her sister sell bullet jewelry. πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much!! Hopefully I can post more wedding pics soon! πŸ˜‰
      LOLOL! It was SOOO GOOD!!! Did you get to see it? πŸ˜€

  • Sounds like you had a super busy month, Dee!! I’m so glad you had a good time at Hillside πŸ˜€ I love the picture of your family doing worship! πŸ™‚ And I agree, the wedding photographer did a great job. πŸ˜€
    I’m looking forward to my grandparents’ Christmas party!! We all go caroling together and dip fruit and marshmallows in her chocolate fountain. It’s SO good. The only bad part is getting full. LOL. XD
    That’s awesome you get to be with the chublets again!! πŸ˜€ Why is Cookie glaring at you? AND WHY IS COOKIE A STALKER? *frowns with disapproval* And finally, what is Cookie doing under a blanket? LOL. πŸ˜€ XD

    • I did, indeed! And thanks so much! πŸ™‚
      1. Cookie is glaring at me because I am always taking pictures of the chubs… I don’t exactly know why she glares, but ahem. Ya know. XD
      2 Cookie is a stalker by birth… LLOLOL! XD
      3. Under a blanket…. OH! She didn’t wanna write so she was hermitting. XD LLOL! XD


  • Congrats on finishing Nano!
    Wow, the wedding pictures are amazing!!! πŸ™‚
    I love Emma’s “creepy face”. XD XD
    ROGUE ONE ROGUE ONE ROGUEONE!!!!!!! So near and yet so far… πŸ˜€
    <3 , IrishAG

    • Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ And, yes!! I lovvvveee the wedding pictures! πŸ˜€
      LOL! So do I! Although sometimes it’s a bit… TOO creepy… XD
      Have you seen it yet? πŸ˜€

  • The wedding photos are gorgeous! ??You looked kind of like Belle in your dress! ??

    • Awe, thank you Rutvi! I had so many people telling me that, which is good cause I was going for a Belle look πŸ™‚

  • 1) You and Emma crack me up!! Reminds me of myself and several of my besties….?
    2) The wedding pictures are gorgeous! You looked beautiful, Jaclynn!! ???
    3) That must be hard having your brother and sister-in-law move away-I’ll be praying for you!! ?
    4) ROGUE ONE OH YUUUSSSS I AM SOOO STOKED!!!! *happy dance, confetti, jumping up and down, squeals, passes out brownies and creams soda, blows party horns* EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!! ?????
    5) I love your brown leather jacket!! I got a black one on Black Friday, and I absolutely love it-partially because it looks so Han Solo-ish ? And I also have some black leather boots that my mom calls “My Han Solo boots”, so they go pretty well together ?? ?

    • 1. LOL! I’m glad! We crack ourselves up… XD
      2. Awe, you’re so sweet! Thank you! πŸ™‚
      3. Yes, it’s been hard. But they’re coming in just a few days for Christmas and I absolutely can not wait to see them! πŸ˜€ Thank you! πŸ™‚
      4. LOLOLOL! YESSS!!!! Did you see it??? πŸ˜€
      5. Thank you! I love it, too πŸ™‚ OOOH HANNNN!!!! XD I just love him and find that awesome. XD

      • 1. Same!! xD
        2. <3 You're welcome!! πŸ˜€
        3. Awesome!! My pleasure. πŸ™‚ <3
        5. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I know, right!?!?!!! xD Han is pretty awesome, but I have to admit that I kind of have an obsession with Anakin(I nearly cried watching Revenge of the Sith :'(), lol!! XP

  • Great post! Oh i’m sure the wedding was exciting! Also sad!!!

  • Ooh, I LOVE recap posts! Especially ones organized like this and with pictures! πŸ˜€ Like, this has to be one of my favorite recaps ever! And you are SO. FUNNY. XD LOLOL! XD

    By the way, I am TOTALLY looking forward to Rogue One! ;D And my November was AMAZING. I’m so glad yours was, too! My December, is, well, different. O.o It’s not bad, it’s just… Meh. I don’t know how it is December 10th already and all I’ve done is stay super and busy and stressed with an overload of DWOD stuff to pack in this month. I haven’t really been able to relax and enjoy this Christmas season like I was last year, or have even started getting presents together for my family & friends, and I’m getting SUPER FRUSTRATED. CHRISTMAS IS IN 15 DAYS. XD

    Ahem, but, anyway. I’m not complaining. XD

    I am super, duper excited for more posts on LHOAG! (No pressure at all, of course. I love it when you do post (’cause you’re awesome)(yup, parentheses inside of parentheses XD) but am totally not “mad” when you don’t! We all understand the awesomeness and craziness of life! πŸ˜€ <3)

    P.S. The tags! XD XD XD "Creepy Emma… Emma is Creepy" XD XD XD
    P.P.S. I am super picky and I love my frappΓ©s, too! But now you've made me want to try a lattΓ©… Yes, I know, I'm only 13, but I appreciate coffee anyway. A lot. XD

    • Awww, wow! Thanks so much, Madi! I’m so happy that you loved it so much! πŸ˜€ LOLOL! Thanks! XD

      Awww, Madi! Don’t work yourself too hard! I know there’s a lot you wanna do for your family and friends, but make sure you take some time to just sit back and enjoy the season! I know it’s probably a little late to say this (I’ve been busy… and I admit, a bit lazy XD), but I hope that next year you won’t work yourself too hard. Christmas comes once a year and you should enjoy the season while it’s here πŸ™‚

      Awww! XD Thank you, Madi! I feel bad for slacking off on posting on here… And also on LMF… But I have some posts planned for this week and I can’t wait to post more! πŸ˜€

      Thank you for your comment, Madi! You’re always the sweetest and I love reading every single one of your comments! <3

      P.S. LOLOL! Yes… she’s so creepy that even my tags agree… XD
      P.P.S. LOL! I totally understand! Coffee is totally amazing! πŸ˜€ I think you should try a latte! They’re SO good! πŸ˜€

  • Wow! What a full, beautiful month! I LOVE your bridesmaid’s dress. πŸ˜€ I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures from the wedding! Also, I’m glad that Hillside went well, even though it was freezing. πŸ˜‰ Did you make any sales? (Never mind – I’m sure you did. I really should ask: HOW many sales did you make?) πŸ˜‰

    Yes, I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR ROGUE ONE!!!!! It looks like I’ll be able to see that one in the theater with my cousins, which will be so much fun! I’ve never watched a movie with them in the theater before, much less a Star Wars movie. *squeals*

    Ahhh… it’s good to have you back. πŸ™‚


    • Thank you SO much, Lizzy! I loved my dress so much! πŸ™‚
      LOL! I am, too! XD Actually, the first 4 days I made NO sales. On the last day I made a few, though and got a good amount of money, so that was great! I was a bit bummed I didn’t make as much as I usually do, but I was trusting God that everything would work out (I was stressing cause I usually use Hillside money to buy Christmas gifts and I had no money…) and He definitely did! πŸ™‚

      Oh, that’s awesome, Lizzy! I got to see it with family and friends that are like family, so that was fun, too! πŸ™‚ Did you enjoy the movie? πŸ˜€
      Awe, thank you! I know I disappeared again, but I’m glad to be back NOW. Yes, I’m really back this time. XD

      • I DEFINITELY enjoyed Rogue One! Though, at the end, my cousin and I just hugged each other and sobbed. Nonetheless, I am quite eager to watch it again. Lol. πŸ™‚


        • Awww! How nice it is to have people who understand the pain πŸ˜‰ I’m seeing it again tomorrow and I can not wait!! πŸ˜€

  • My November went amazing (my birthday)
    And I can’t wait for the holidays
    I’m so excited, I’m getting my Christmas tree today!!!
    -Lucky ?

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