Le Trip, Le Birthday, and Most Importantly, Le Food

GUESS WHO’S BACK.

MEEEEE!

It wasn’t that hard to guess, was it?

XD Sorry. I think I’m funny.

Let me recap.
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It was a day like any other… except it actually wasn’t like any other at all because we were leaving on June 9th for my first ministry trip of the year.

And it was not a vacation, because I had to do school.

After walking out to our van and before we left, I saw all the dew on the grass. The sunrise shined so beautifully on it and I wanted to whip out the 5D I was bringing to take some pictures. But because I didn’t know how soon I’d be ordered to hop in the car, I whipped out my iPhone instead to take a few shots.

^ I liked this one so much that it’s still my iPhone wallpaper. 😄

My brother and the missionary that stayed at our house wanted to take some pictures as soon as they saw me doing it because my ideas are awesome. 😎 So they did.

I like taking selfies, so I took one before we left.

Hello. 😄

LE DRIVE.

I roleplayed with my online besties Josie and Chloe a lot during the trip. We have legit so much fun rping, and it really helps me develop my characters’ personalities.

But it’s mostly just fun. 😏

I also wrote a lot during the drive — I’m rewriting my first novel, Loyalty Book I: To the Death. A lot of you were super epic beta readers and I feel SO BAD because I’m rewriting the entire thing instead of using your edits. 😣

Sorry. It is that bad. It has to be rewritten.

Now. Snippets because you didn’t ask for any but I’ll give you some anyway? 😏

first draft warning

LOYALTY BOOK I: TO THE DEATH // CHAPTER 7 — DEAD OR ALIVE

When the muscions begin playing a softer tune, Yikolen and I turn towatch as men and women begin to dance together. As the waltz continues, Yikolen sighs. “Wouldn’t you love to be one of those couples? I wish somebody would ask me to dance.”
    I laugh. “I think you’re forgetting you’re under Warrior Code, Yikolen.”
    Yikolen frowns at me. “But it would be the perfect cover. No one would expect someone not supposed to fall in love to dance a waltz at aparty!”
    “Yeah, but then you actually might fall in love,” I tease. “Big no-no.”
    Yikolen frowns again. “It would be fun to pretend not to be under Code for one night.”
    I roll my eyes at her with an amused smile as the music ends and another waltz begins. Not a moment later, I hear someone clearing their throat behind me.
    I turn around to see who it is and freeze as my heart skips a beat. I can’t believe my eyes.
    It’s Hinoki.
    “May I have this dance?” He asks.
    I can hear Yikolen’s jaw drop in jealousy and ultimate flabbergasted shock behind me. Hinoki doesn’t recognize me and wants to dance with me?!
    I’ve never been so disgusted in my life.
    How can I decline without making a scene? The absolute last person in the entire world I want to dance with is this jerk of a man.
    “I don’t dance,” I answer his request with gracious words but a cold tone.
    “Do you?” He asks, a hint of that smug grin he so often wears playing on his features. “I know you to be very coordinated.” Another touch of the confident glare he so oftens wears while fighting now gleams in his eyes as he hints he can spill information about me to anyone here if I don’t comply.
    That’s when I know that he knows exactly who I am. Fear grasps my heart at first before being replaced with the burning hatred that fueled me on through the pain and suffering of escaping from prison. I narrow my eyes as him in a way barely noticeable to others as my eyes stab his with death. I really hate you.
     Yet I can’t deny his second offer, not in front of all these people watching me and waiting to see if I will accept. Sensei Kira specifically told us not to make a scene and to do whatever it takes — but what does Hinoki wants from me? If this is about me escaping from prison, I might as well be dead already.
    I press my lips tightly together in reluctance before forcing myself to utter, “Very well then.”
    Hinoki takes my hand as I run the waltz steps in my mind from when Father and I would dance together when I was little. As he leads me onto the floor with the other waltzers, I throw a glance behind me to Yikolen, who is open-mouthedly and jealously gawking like I’ve never seen anyone gawk before at us in dumbfounded amazement.
    I turn my face away in disgust as we come to the waltzing position, and Hinoki speaks up as soon as we start dancing. “What in the world are you doing here?”
    “What in the world are you doing here?” I turn the question back on him.
    “I asked first,” he mentions.
    “I’m a westerner. I’m at a westerner’s party. I’d think the reason I’m here would be obvious.”
    “Oh, it is. I can feel the weapon belt on your waist.”
    I want to shriek and rip away from him repulsively, but that would quite possibly cause the biggest scene in the world. I wince instead at his cunning. “It’s not illegal to attend a party,” I try to hide the fact I’m totally here on a mission.
    “Maybe not, but escaping from prison is.”
    I wince again, half-expecting him to punch me in the face right then and there. When he doesn’t, I force myself again to play it cool. I just lower my voice and hiss between gritted teeth, “I hate you.”
    “I have to admit, though,” Hinoki commends me. “That was a pretty steep move. I never expected it so soon, especially with your stitches.”
    “Well, I tend to do the unexpected.”
    “Oh, like attending a westerner’s party and pretending to have fun?”
    I clench my jaw in anger. “Whoever said I was here to do anything else? Maybe I do want to have fun.”
    “You know as well as I do you wouldn’t attend a party for the sake of having fun.”
    “Neither would you. What are you doing here?”
    “I’m not done,” Hinoki says forcefully. “Who are you here to assassinate?”
    “What makes you think I’m here to assassinate anyone?” I ask in disgust.
    “You’re an assassin. That’s what you do.”
    I don’t answer back as I twirl under his arm with the others. When wecome back to the waltzing position, I answer, “I don’t assassinate wrongly. You should know that murder goes against what I believe from when I spared your despicable life last year.”
    Hinoki snorts. “You? Beliefs? This I’ve got to hear. What do you believe, anyway?”

Well. That wasn’t snippets. More like… one humungous snippet.

*shrugs*

I’m pretty sure this was taken the same day… my shirt looks the same, anyway…

We arrived in Houston, Texas and dropped off our missionary friend first. We bought a new car for traveling!

The whole point of getting the above Cadillac Escalade was so that it supported my dad’s back while driving, but it was actually terrible for it, so we took it back the next day and got a Lincoln Navigator.

LE COKE.

During the entirety of the trip, many of these delicious drinks came my way. I was allowed to order them everywhere. At the car dealership, at restaurants, from grandparents… 😏

No wonder I head a week-long headache. They totally dehydrated me. 😣

We went to Lakewood Church one Sunday morning! It was my first time going since I was a baby, since I was born in Houston. It was super awesome.

That night, we went to a church my dad is getting hooked up with and then went with the pastors to dinner afterward. It was my first time going to P.F. Chang’s, believe it or not. It was so good, and the pastors are so nice and awesome!

Once in Dallas, I spent most nights at my BFFs’ house. My BFFs and I went to one of the city’s summer night concerts, and the scenery was very pretty. I took this picture of the lake and really like it. 😄

Me and my BFFs’ feet in front of said lake. 😄 My feet (look at my socks what) are in the middle.

After the concert, we watched the movie Trolls on this huge blow-up screen thingy (wasn’t that the most accurate description ever?) and sat on top of this big hill.

Since then, my brother and I have re-watched le Trolls twice. It’s really cute. 😄

I also got to meet le Chloe from My Hobbit Hole! AHH CHLOE YOU’RE SO NICE AND AWESOME AND IT WAS SO AMAZING TO MEET YOU AFTER TALKING TO AND ROLEPLAYING WITH YOU FOREVER.

But we still legit have to meet le Josie.

We visited and my dad preached at my old church — we lived here for nearly six years in the parsonage as associate pastors. I’m sitting in the same spot that I took many doll pictures for my doll blog. *sniffs*

Funny story. I like ninja (yes, I spelled that right. That’s the Japanese plural form usage of “ninjas”. Get it right, straight from the Master Ninja, folks) — if you hadn’t noticed from my Loyalty novels. 😄

It was my first time being a service photographer during the, well, service, and afterward I was starving so I helped myself to like two donuts. And then right as I bite into the last of my second donut, my (Florida) pastor’s brother walks in through the doors and looks right at me as jelly squirts all over my face and hands.

Dude.

I kind of just smiled awkwardly, then ran to the bathroom to wash off and literally ran out the doors.

YOU CALL THAT EPIC NINJA SKILLS OR WHAT?

Making the most of my embarrassing moment, I decided to do a little ninja photoshoot.

I did it much more dramatically than realistically.

^ Voila.

Back in Houston again, we stayed at my aunt and uncle’s house until le Sunday. Here are my brother and cousin taking a walk and leaving me in the dust as I trudged after them with my headphones in and working on finishing plot notes for Loyalty Book II: Pursuit of No One.

I even did it while on a tire swing.

That was fun.

And painful, trying to stay on while swinging. It was tiny.

Then we went to the church my dad got hooked up with again. I was the service photographer for this one, too. We went out to dinner again, and the pastors are seriously so nice and amazing! I got spoiled with dessert — partly because it was two days before my birthday and partly because they like me. 😏

This is outside the church. My iPhone doesn’t do bokeh or blurred backgrounds unless up close, so I just had fun editing the previous awfulness and ended up with this.

On the drive back home (which was super epic and fun because I had all-new music and wrote a bunch and we drove home all in one day and got home on my birthday at 1:30 in the morning) we stopped for Whataburger or something and I snapped this picture outside the drive-thru. I also did some editing on it. ;D

SPEAKING OF LE BIRTHDAY…

I TURNED ONE YEAR OLD.

Kidding. I turned fourteen but no one had a four candle anywhere.

I didn’t have a party because I wanted my entire birthday budget to be given to me in presents (which was all money — guess what I’m gonna spend it on?), so I spent my entire day pre-writing for Camp NaNoWriMo.

So. No birthday party photos. JUST SNIPPETS BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T ASK BUT I LIKE GIVING THEM ANYWAY. 😏

first draft warning

LOYALTY BACKSTORIES // “HAJI MISSION HITSU” (Hora + Itsu)

  Itsu actually begins to ride faster and then pulls his horse sideways in front of mine, cutting me off. I hurriedly pull my horse’s reigns and halt him to a stop before we collide. “What the heck!” I shout. “What are you doing?”
  “As an accomplice, I help make the calls,” Itsu notes.
  My constant glare hardens at him. “Actually, you don’t. You’re along for the ride because Keisuke thinks you should be.”
  “Actually, I’m your accomplice because I won.”
  My clenched fists in the reins curl tighter in frustration. “Don’t tell me what I know.”
  “Do you know that Keisuke wants me to help you?” The wind plays with Itsu’s hair. I’m kind of distracted for a moment.
  “I know that Keisuke is out of his mind with greed and doesn’t always know what’s best,” I snap after a moment. “And I advise you not to tell me what to do. And if you don’t want to be the next person I kill, get out of my way.”
  The golden sunshine dances on his dark eyes. He wants to lead. I can see it in him. He’s good enough to lead. He’s better than an Elite.
  But I’m not going to tell him that.
  Itsu doesn’t go anywhere. He’s just calmly looking at me with his mature, serious expression contrasted to my constant glare that I wear. He doesn’t move his horse or say a word. I’m not sure what to make of the silence.
  I finally begin riding again, and Itsu is forced to turn his horse away from mine so they don’t collide.
  “If you don’t listen to me and do exactly as I say,” I threaten in a low voice, staring at the road ahead and we ride side-by-side, “I’m going to kill you.”
  “Is that a threat?”
  What does he think it is, a joke? “Yes.”
  Itsu doesn’t say anything back to me.
  I think he gets the picture.
  We ride in silence into nightfall, in which I enjoy the cool and the black of night. When midnight hits, we stop to rest for the night. Itsu and I find an off-road seclusive spot in the forest separated by bushes.
  I know I have a nightmare, but I don’t remember what it is. I just wake up in a sweat, shooting up in a panic. I’m panting until I force myself to relax. I don’t want Itsu to catch me with this terrified look on my face.
  But he does.
  The minute I stand up, his voice greets me. “Are you okay?”
  I mutter curses under my breath. I hate working with people. I want to do my own thing. Unfortunately, I need a team for a lot of things. And apparently, an accomplice for this one.
  I turn around. Itsu has just stood up, too. He calmly repeats his question. “You okay?”

TADA! First draft cringiness — but a lot of fun. There’s like 11k so far. I haven’t finished writing the entire thing because I moved on to a different pre-write story (I have a million that I’ll post sometime) and then Camp hit before I could finish.

Oh. I almost forgot.

Actually, I did forget. I forgot it completely. I wrote “Oh. I almost forgot” yesterday and when picking the draft back up again just now, I completely forgot what in the world I was going to say.

So.

Oh. This wasn’t what I had forgotten, but I wanted to mention I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo (I went back and edited already mentioning that earlier but whatever). I’m writing the first half of Loyalty Book II: Pursuit of No One! I’m so excited and am having so much fun.

Check this link (or click the cover above) to my project page out for more on my goals and even two entire chapters of snippets, if you’re interested (probably not because I’ve spammed you enough with my “snippets” today, huh? 😂). And if you’re participating, leave the link to your Camp project page in the comments below! ☺️

(ISN’T THE MOCK COVER BEAUTIFUL?! My epic cabin mate Sarah made it for me. I’m eternally pouting because I can’t use it for my actual cover. I spent the entire day that she sent it to me drooling over it and squealing “it’s BEAUTIFUUUUUUUL!” over and over again. *dies some more* It’s legit perfect. Thank you, Sarah.)

Okay. I’ll stop talking now. Your turn.

What’s been going on with you lately? What have I missed? Oh, and any guesses on what I’ll spend my birthday money on? Not that you have to guess, I’m just running out of questions to ask you.

I miss talking to you!

Signing off with much love! If no one is praying for you today, your friend Madi is.


P.S. OH WAIT! NOW I REMEMBER!

I almost got assassinated by these MURDEROUS goats.

Hey! Stop laughing at my face! I’m not kidding. Dude. It was the battle of Ninja Madi and Samurai Goat Team.

I almost died.

But more on that in another post.

By |2017-07-14T18:11:43+00:00July 14th, 2017|Photography, Recaps, Travels, Writing|94 Comments

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94 Comments

  1. Kaitlyn July 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday! 😀 😀 😀 I can’t wait for more pictures of the goats!

    • Madi July 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Aww thank you! 😀 I can’t wait to post them 😆

  2. May @ Forever and Everly July 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh you are HILARIOUS. THOSE LAST PICS MADE ME DIEEEEEEEEE. You took some REALLY gorgeous pics, agh! HAPPY ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY!!! HOW WAS YOUR FIRST YEAR OF LIFE??? Gah, those snippetssssssssss. <3 How are you successful at writing honestly. Like even on vacation you manage??? HOOOOOOW. Dude! You're so lucky you met an internet friend — I want to meet one SO BAD! AGGGHH I said this before but YOUR PHOTOS ARE SO PRETTTTTTTYYYYYYY. *heart eyes*

    • Madi July 18, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      AWWW THAT MEANS SO MUCH. XD LOLOL! XD And awwww thank you! IT WAS VERY AWESOME. XD Awwwwww yay <3 Well I stress out and don't give myself an option 😆😆 And I can't believe I got to meet her and then another internet friend like a few weeks later! :O And AWWWWWW THANK YOU!

  3. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) July 14, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    When I got the email about this post, I laughed outloud at the title! X) It was so funny, and I loved the way you write everything like, “le coke”, haha! Le post was amazing and le trip sounded like so much fun! And I am so glad le birthday was so wonderful! Hmm… I don’t really know what you’ll buy with le money… oh, wait!!! A doll!? Le American Girl Doll? 😉 Mwahahahaha! And what about le murderous goats? What in le world??? :O Haha! 😀 I can’t wait for le post on that!

    I’ve been busy doing lots of stuff, our ski resort had their free day and we had so much fun riding the life, hiking, and eating le kettle corn (AHHHHHHHHHH!)! And my bro Josh has Cross Country bike races twice a week (he’s doing great!) and we pet-sitted for our neighbors for over a week (so much fun!) and had a great 4th! What did you do on le 4th? My dad had a whole week off of work, so we had fun and got to go shopping in a city near here! So, I’ve been pretty busy! Haha! 🙂

    • Madi July 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      LOL! Awww I’m glad you though tit was funny! LOL! Hmmmm, close! 😉 And LOL! Murderous goats coming soon… XD

      OOOOOHHHHHH sounds like you’ve been having so much fun!! That sounds epic! I just hun out around the house not he 4th but we had company over 😆 Sounds like you have been busy! XD

  4. Rebcake July 14, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    First of all, happy one-year-old belated birthday, Madi! *claps*
    Second of all, what’s roleplaying?
    Third of all, that jelly squirting over you…I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. But hey those donuts sound good.
    Fourth of all, your photography though.
    Fifth of all, your questions:
    What’s been going on with you lately? I’M FAILING CAMP NANO. It’s a good thing I’m doing the Young Writer’s project, because if I had cabin mates they would be laughing their heads off at me. Because my word count right now is legit 4457! *slow clap*
    What have I missed? YOUR POSTS. Oh wait, you can’t miss your own posts. Well then I miss your posts.
    Oh, and any guesses on what I’ll spend my birthday money on? No clue whatsoever…
    Sixth of all, those goats are like, awesome.
    And because I like the number seven better than the number six…
    Seventh of all, looks like you had a fun trip! *wink wink*

    • Madi July 22, 2017 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you, thank you! *bows*

      It’s where you play as your characters and other people play as theirs. The characterS interact and talk or have adventures and it’s really fun and awesome.

      WAAA EVIL JELLY. But yum donuts.

      Awww. <3

      XDDDD Oh my word nah they wouldn't die laughing. XD AY THAT'S AT LEAST BETTER THAN NOTHING.

      AWWWWW. You're so sweet. <3

      Yes the goats 😂

      Hehe! Thanks for commenting! 😀

  5. Anika July 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad you have fun on your trip! And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    I literally FREAKED when you said you met Chloe because GAH WE ARE BESTEST OF FRIENDS TOO. I am actually becoming more and more surprised with how many online best friends I have who are online best friends with my online friends… XD

    Anyway, cool photos! Especially the goats. XD 😛

    • Madi July 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! AND THANK YOUUU!

      GAH REALLY? THAT IS AWESOME. And I know, right? XD

      LOL the goats 😂

  6. Liv July 14, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Happy first birthday Madi! xD I need to read more about the assassin goats now. 😲😂

    • Madi July 22, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you, thank you! XD Yes 😂😂

  7. Chloe July 14, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    OH MY GOSH MADI YOU ARE TOO SWEET!!!
    But yes, we must meet Josie, it’s on my bucket list.
    Sounds like a fun trip!
    GOATS WUT YOU HAVEN’T TOLD ME ABOUT THAT….

    • Madi July 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      AWWWW SO ARE YOU!!

      And yes. Same here.

      It was!

      THESE GOATS ARE VERY INTERESTING… XD

  8. Olive July 15, 2017 at 6:52 am - Reply

    oooh, I love that first photo!
    what!? you’re not using our edits?!? how rude.
    if you like taking selfies so much, get an instagram. XD
    blech, coke.
    trolls is so cute I love it so bad. XD
    NINJA! (go) (ninja-go!)
    OH YUM THAT CAKE. welcome to the 14 team! *high five* we’re the best of all the ninja teams out there, even though they don’t know it yet. 😛
    I WANNA READ BOOK 2 SO BAD WHEN WILL YOU BE DONE????
    awww, how could those cute little goats get the ninja Madi? you must be exadurating, dear. XD
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madi July 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks!

      Yes. Very rude. I’m sorry.

      XD Not allowed to get Insta yet. So much trash on it. NAH, I’LL SPAM THE BLOGGING WORLD WITH PICTURES OF MY FACE INSTEAD.

      Haha, I love Trolls too! It’s great. XD

      GASP. YOU WATCH NINJAGO?

      YES CAKE. GASP YOU’RE 14! THANK YOU THANK YOU! *high-fives*

      I’M DONE WITH BOOK II!!! I JUST HAVE TO REWRITE IT BEFORE ENLISTING BETA READERS BECAUSE IT’S NOT AS LONG AS I PLANNED.

      NOOOO I ALMOST DIED. IN FACT… *dies*

      jk.

      • Olive July 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm - Reply

        😛 XD
        NINJAGO IS LIKE MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. my siblings and I are waiting for seasons 6 and 7 to come out on netflix, so we’ve been rewatching, and we just started rewatching season 2 and OH THE NOSTALGIA.
        *high fives back* WOOHOO! (but only for another month 🙁 )
        OOOOOOOOOH GOODY GOODY GOODY!!
        XD
        Most crazily, ~Olive

        • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:29 am - Reply

          XD

          DUDE. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY 14YO WHO WATCHED IT *looks around at nosy commenters, glares, and silenlty commands them not to judge bc NOSTALGIA.* YESSS. WHEN WILL SEASON 6 AND 7 COME OUT ALREADY?!

          WAIT ARE YOU TURNING 15.

          XDDD

          • Olive July 28, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

            SO DID I UNTIL I SAW THIS REALLY FUNNY MEME. But I don’t remember where I found it. 🙁 it was like, ‘when somebody says ninjago is for little kids’ and then there was a picture of zane with his falcon saying ‘come, my falcon friend. let us find some intelligant life’ so I busted up, and knew there were people out there, I just didn’t know how to find them. 😛 (though I do have two friends who watch it, but one isn’t that much in it, and the other is the quiet fangirl, the one who always has a calm face on and doesn’t talk much.)

            UHHHHH MABYE IN ABOUT A MONTH. *hides from oncoming birthday*

            Most crazily, ~Olive

            • Madi July 29, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

              LOLOLOL THAT MEME. XD My brother I make Ninjago memes sometimes XD

              ALSO I LOVE YOUR AVVIE. XD

              OH DEAR OH DEAR.

              • Olive July 29, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

                oh I made this after we rewatched the first few episodes of season one, because this was basically our train of thought XD
                externalfile:drive-be219df6f35ca34bbce6d44a9c76c59cb9b57f70/root/ninjago edit.pdf

                OH DEAR INDEED.

                Most crazily, ~Olive

                • Madi July 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

                  Aw man the picture isn’t showing up… XD

                  OH DEARRR. Are you looking forward or dreading turning 15?

                  • Olive July 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

                    weird. it worked for me. I shall try to fix that.
                    it is now hopefully my profile pic, and when you click on the photo it should take you to where you can see it bigger??? let me know if it works! 🙂

                    I haven’t decided yet o_O

                    • Madi July 29, 2017 at 6:25 pm

                      (Sorry, my computer is REALLY slow and I’m doing a bunch of things at once so my replies aren’t coming very fast XD) Okay! I’ll try that…

                      Oh dear. O_o

  9. Sarah July 15, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Dude, your life is so much more interesting than mine XDDD OMG YOU GOT TO MEET CHLOE?? IM SO JELLY AJSLDKJ. Seriously our cabin needs to have a giant get-together bc OUR CABIN IS THE BEST, YO.

    Ahhhh ahhh ahhhh I’m so happy you like the cover!!! (I’ve said that a lot but seriously I’m just glad I got it right XDD) AND MADI. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THOSE GOATS. I literally saw those pics and burst out laughing bc your expressions are golden XDD

    • Madi July 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      XDDD YES IT WAS AMAZING. And YES. I want that to happen so bad and YES INDEED.

      IT. IS. SO. BEAUTIFUL. Thanks so much again! 😀

      THEY’RE ASSASSIN GOATS. OUT FOR ME! *sniffs* HAHA YAY! XDDD

  10. Bella (The Daydreaming Damsel) July 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    MADI!!!!!!!!!! YOU’RE BACK!!!!!!!! I MISSED YOU!!!!!! Happy Birthday!! You’re just a few months older than me, my birthday’s in September. OOOOO LOYALTY!!!!!! I loved Beta-reading it so much!! HINARI IS MY OTP LIKE SERIOUSLY. I love goats… I actually have three, and they are my smol babies so do not insult my goats, mmkay? XD

    • Madi July 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      AWWWWWWWW YYYAAAYYYYYY!!! <3 <3 <3 Ooh, what day? BECAUSE I WILL MARK IT DOWN AND NOT FORGET.

      YESSS! GUESS WHAT I FINISHED BOOK 2! I JUST HAVE TO REWRITE IT BC I MESSED UP ON THE LENGTH AND THEN I'M ENLISTING BETAS. *hyperventilates* AWWWWWW I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKE HINARI SQUEEEE! :')

      But but but GOATS ARE MURDEROUS. THEY TRIED TO KILL MEEEE.

  11. [email protected] July 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Hmmm……AG dolls?

    • Madi July 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Very close. 😉

  12. From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) July 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Hola! Como- wait wrong language. Bonjour! Uhhh… how do you say “How are you?” in French? I forgot. XD
    Woah! Loyalty looks SO much better! It was already awesome but now it’s, like, epicly awesome! 😀 😀 😀
    YEES TROLLS!!!! Wellll….. technically I’ve only watched like 20 minutes of it so…. I really should watch the rest sometime soon though. I do like re-watching movies though! In fact, I watched The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe last Friday night and Saturday morning (Except I half-closed my eyes during the battle and skipped another part. :P) and had already watched it a second time by Thursday night. 😀
    That’s so cool that you got to meet Chloe!
    Ooops. Sorry. I’m not exactly an expert on ninja. Hey! I just spelled it right! *does happy dance*
    I’m sure that wasn’t a fun experience but sure is a funny story! 😀
    I already told Del to tell you this but I don’t think it ever got to you (Cause, I mean, she’s DELANEY.) so… YOU MUST TEACH ME YOUR NINJA SKILLS!!! JK,JK. (Well you can if you want to but it’s not absolutely necessary.)
    HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *blows party horn* 😀 😀 😀 😀
    Ooh, awesome snippet! 😀
    THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ooh, I get to talk about what I’ve been doing? OK, be prepared. Grab your sword. (Actually no. No battle please.)
    I’ve been reading, reading, reading, reading, going to drama camp, making a painting of Trufflehunter and a drawing of Aslan and a costume of Reepicheep from Narnia, watching The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, bunny sitting, FINALLY posting my giveaway and updating my design and a bunch of other things. 😀
    Aww, those goats are so cute! Wait they almost KILLED you? Yikes! *runs and hides*

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:02 am - Reply

      Kon’nichiwa! That’s Japanese for hello. 😄

      Awwwww thank you so much! 😀

      YES TROLLS IS ADORABLE. Hehe! I rewatch movies too. 😄

      It was super awesome!

      LOL! XD Ninjaaa

      NINJA SKILLS. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW, YOUNG ANNA.

      AWWWW THANK YOU!! 😀

      Thanks so much! 😀

      ISN’T IT?! SARAH DID AN EPIC JOB OH MY WORD.

      XDD No battle please XDD OOOOOOH. Sounds like you’ve been having tons of fun!! 😀

      YES. I ALMOST DIED. VERY SERIOUS. Definitely not staged. Definitely not faked.

      *hides*

      • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) July 31, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

        Kon’nichiwa!

        Np!

        I NEED TO WATCH IT!

        I’m sure it was!

        XD

        I need to know HOW TO MOVE!!!

        Of course!

        YEES! SHE DID!

        XD I have! Want to know what I did this week? (The answer is no. It’ll bore you to death.)

        YES. I TOTALLY BELIEVE YOU. TOTALLY NOT JUST SAYING THAT.

        *hides for no reason*

        • Madi August 9, 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

          XD STEPS TO BEING AN AWESOME NINJA: NUMBER ONE: PRACTICE STEALTH. PRACTICE BEING QUIET AS YOU MOVE. IT TAKES A LOT OF PRACTICE.

          Also, I’ll be doing a ninja-related post sometime, so keep a lookout for that. >:D

          OOH YES I WANNA KNOW. XD

          Hmmm -_- XDDD

          • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 15, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

            Ooh, OK. Thanks!
            OOOOH, FUN!

            Ummmm… making Narnia costumes for my dolls. That’s about it. Weeeell… there are some other things but I’m can’t really tell you without giving out information about myself that I can’t say online. I guess I can say this: It’s for the thing I asked you not to tell anyone about.

            *runs and hides again*

            • Madi August 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

              No problem!

              OOH! Fun fun fun! I’m going to be reading Narnia soon! And ahh, okay.

              XD

              • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 16, 2017 at 10:45 pm - Reply

                *gasp* You ARE?!?!??! You’re going to LOVE it! You should watch the movies too! Well… The Voyage of The Dawn Treader had a kinda creepy spell/temptation/green fog thing. And Prince Caspian got a little violent. (Probably nothing compared to Star Wars though.) They’re still good though. And The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is jaw-droppingly amazing! Like, I want to watch it right now.

                Anyways, sorry I’ve been spamming your comment with huge rants about Narnia.

                • Madi August 23, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

                  YES! I should! Ahh. It all sounds so awesome!

                  LOL that’s okay! XD

              • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 16, 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

                Oops I forgot to mention the creepy spell thing is NOT in the book.

                • Madi August 23, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

                  Ohh okay 😀

              • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

                Well actually there is an enchantment thingy in the book. It’s not really a spell though and there’s no creepy green mist stuff.

                Also are you going to read them in chronological order or the order they were written? I read them in the order they were written but it can go both ways.

                Yeah again I’m super sorry if I’m talking about Narnia way to much.

                • Madi August 23, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

                  Ohhh. Okay XD

                  I’m actually not sure yet! XD

                  And LOL, don’t worry, you’re not! XD

              • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm - Reply

                WAIT enchantments and spells are the same thing. Oh well. I like enchantments better anyway. 😛

            • From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm - Reply

              Wait! I thought of some more things I can tell you: making Narnia figurines with my mom (as you can tell I’ve been a little Narnia crazy lately :P) and trying desperately to keep up with my blog in between all the craziness. Oh and remembering that I have a ton of mail that should have been sent out months ago. Yikes!

              • Madi August 23, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

                LOL! Narnia sounds awesome! And right? Keeping up with blogs in between life is hard. AND SAME. XDD

  13. The Chloe Blog July 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Sounds like you’ve been busy!

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:02 am - Reply

      Haha, yep! 😀

  14. Kendall July 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Omw, Madi… those goats… XD
    I’m so glad you had an awesome trip! And actually, for my birthday a few weeks ago, I turned fifteen, but got a 2 candle and a 0 candle. So I’m thinking… ‘What? I’m not turning twenty!” And then Mom says she was joking b/c we didn’t have a 5 candle to go with the 1 we have, so she did twenty because lately I’ve had several people ask me about my college, my husband, and my children. Yeah… not quite there yet! XD Apparently I look older than I am.

    THAT LOYALTY: 2 COVER IS INSANELY AWESOME!!! *dies*
    I love your snippets, and I am going now to read the ones I reach by clicking the awesomeness cover. 😀

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:22 am - Reply

      Indeed… XD

      Thanks so much! And LOLOLOLOL! Oh my gosh, that’s hilarious!! XDDD

      I KNOW RIGHT. *also dies* Awww thank you! Oops, I’m so sorry, I deleted them because I upped my goal… but I’ll be enlisting beta readers come September, hopefully!

  15. Hallie July 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Oh Madi, those goat pictures will have me laughing for eternity and beyond 😂 And happy (late) birthday to you! Oh dear, you’re catching up with me in age! (You’re probably still better at math than I am though)

    Hope you had a lovely birthday.

    Keep kicking devil butt.

    -H

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:23 am - Reply

      GOOD. 😂😂 Thank you so much! XD (Haha… haha… ha… ha… no. My math skills… shouldn’t be called skills.)

      <3

      Until I breathe out my last breath. 💪

  16. Daisy July 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    RE-WRITING LOYALTY WHAT

    I’m sure it’ll be the best ever <3 because it was great before

    omw rp'ing with friends is THE BEST. Literally, if Sophie and I didn't RP with Wither and Aspin like we did…. my story probably would've sucked. :p

    Trolls was cute– It weirded me out a bit, though. I guess nothing will ever trump Cars to me, though. :p

    COKE YES. I couldn't live without it. ADHD, man. It works BACKWARDS. I love it. But ugh, the headaches…

    I'M SO GLAD YOUR TRIP WENT WELL!

    I'll quit screaming at you now. :p

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:25 am - Reply

      YES I KNOW WUT

      Awwwwwwwww you’re so nice :’)

      YES. EXACTLY.

      XD It was better than I thought it would be. XD

      COKE. AW YEAH. But yes… headaches… ouchy.

      ME TOO!

      OH. HAS CAPS LOCK BEEN ON THIS MUCH? I’D BETTER turn it off.

  17. Daisy July 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    ALSO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LATE.

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:25 am - Reply

      ALSO: THANK YOU. <3

  18. Maddie July 24, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

    WOOOO Happy first birthday! Wow you look really good for one year old *wink wink* Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip!! AND DUDE THOSE NINJA SKILLS ARE LEGIT. Oh no, not the attack of le jelly donut! Darn that jelly, it was out to get ya’ XD Oh wow. Goats. WHO KNEW THEY WERE CAPABLE OF THESE SAMAURAI ACTIONS!!

    P.S. if you don’t mind, could you let me know when my letter gets there? cause I’ve been deathly worried it hasn’t made it because it’s kinda heavy and I’m not sure if I put enough stamps on it *bites nails*

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:26 am - Reply

      WOOOOO thank you! 😂😂 AWW THANK YOU. YES ATTACK OF LE JELLY DONUT *wails*. 😂😂 EXACTLY. BAD SAMURAI GOATS!

      P.S. Of course! It arrived just a few days ago! I LOVED IT THANK YOU :’) NOW I SHALL REPLY!

      • Maddie July 28, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

        WOOO NO PROBLEM!! HAHA! 😂😂😂

        P.S oh thank goodness *wipes sweat off brow* I was so worried 😂 Also, GUESS WHAT!!!!!! I joined Camp Nanowrimo!!!!!!!!! And I’ve got a whole bunch of story ideas! Could I email you (just your Madi Grace email) , cause I’ve got some questions about it…obviously I’m new and I’m not totally sure how to do things XD

        • Madi July 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

          😂😂😂

          P.S. WOOO! THAT’S AWESOME! And of course! XD 😀

          • Maddie July 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

            😁

            P.S. I KNOW RIGHT?! Ok awesome 😉

  19. Jewel July 25, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    HI MADI! I WANTED TO ASK YOU: HOW MANY FOLLOWERS DO YOU HAVE ON THIS BLOG CURRENTLY?

    -JEWEL (PS, YOU WERE SO FUNNY THOSE GOATS! LOL!)
    http://www.dollnotebook.com/blogs/

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:27 am - Reply

      HEY JEWEL! CURRENTLY, I HAVE 67 TOTAL FOLLOWERS ON MADI GRACE.

      P.S. HEHE! THANKS. XD

  20. Sara July 26, 2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Hi, Madison!!!😁😁😁

    WOW, That’s first pic of the due on the ground is amazing! You take such GREAT pictures! And all those pictures of you are great too!. And that picture of you and your friends feet the shoes in the middle are the same EXACT shoesame i have..XD 😂we do have quite a bit in comman! Oh and don’t forget the EPIC ninja skills what are you stocking someone??😎😂 I didn’t know you wereceived turning 1….LOL! And that pic of you and goats are so funny you were like who you looking at bug eyes and then the goats get mad and then before you know it your in the tree being a ninja😂😉😁 how have you been? And GUESS WHAT!!!?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁YOU HAVE TO ASK ME WHAT!? BEFORE YOU KNOW……….DUN DUN DUN DUN……YOU WILL NEVER KNOW……UNTIL OF COURSE YOU ASK😑😑😑😑😑

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:29 am - Reply

      Hey Sara!

      Awwww thank you! And LOL!! XDD EPIC NINJA SKILLS YES. >:D Maybe… XD And LOL!! XDD

      OOOOOOOOOH WHAT. TELL MEEEE.

      • Sara July 28, 2017 at 5:32 am - Reply

        Lol your so funny <3 we both are epic ninjas and I arrived to Florida this morning it took five days but totally worth it I went to kids club seen friends and stuff and seen your brother!

        • Madi July 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm - Reply

          Lol! <3 IT WAS SO AWESOME TO SEE YOU LAST NIGHT. :D

          • Sara July 31, 2017 at 1:36 am - Reply

            It was AWESOME seeing you too! I was just walking by you and we look at another and we are like HI HI HI THERE YOU ARE HOW ARE YOU!? You know STUFF like that well have a great youth camp and hopefully see you next week

            • Madi August 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

              LOL! Hopefully see you next week too!

          • Sara July 31, 2017 at 10:25 pm - Reply

            Yeah can’t wait to see you again! And I also can’t wait for more pics of you and those goats 😉 😂😂😂🖤

            • Madi August 9, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

              😂😂😂

          • Sara August 5, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

            😀😀😃😃😁

  21. Jewel July 27, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

    HELLO Madi! I NOMINATE YOU FOR THE LIBSTER AWARD! Just go here to find out what you have to do: http://www.dollnotebook.com/blogs/post/Enter-your-post-title11/. Thanks, and have fun (:

    • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:30 am - Reply

      HELLO JEWEL! Awwwwwww thank you! 😀

  22. Sara July 31, 2017 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Hey, Madison!

    WOW! Thays first picture is SO pretty! You did a good job taking that pic! I LOVED! All Le pictures you took! They were all AWESOME!!! And that picture of you and your friends feet the shoes in the middle (your shoes) I have the EXACT same ones! Lol we do have quite a bit in comman😂 I didn’t know you were turning 1…..XD!😂😂😂 I don’t have a clue what your spending/spended Your money on! What is it??? Those pictures of you scared of those goats are HALLARIOUS! The first one your like who you looking at bug eyes and then the goats get mad then before you know it your in the tree being a ‘ninja’😉

    • Madi August 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Hey Sara!

      Aww thank you so much! I’m SO glad you like it! LOL that’s awesome 😂😂 GASP I HAVE NOT SPENT MY MONEY YET… XD LOLOL yes XDD AW YEAH NINJA FOR THE WIN. 😉

  23. Sara August 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry i postedvit twice XD. I wonder what your spending it on That’s So Exciting I know right and Ninja for the win XD XD!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 <3 do you know what you're going to spend your money on???

    • Madi August 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      LOL XDD <3 Yep, I just haven't bought it yet!

      • Sara August 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm - Reply

        Ooooo this is exciting what is it!!!??

        • Madi August 16, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

          Hehe, a surprise. 😉

          • Sara August 16, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

            Aww man I love but hate surprises in a way lol I went to the youth hoj and it was fun it would have been cool if you were there :/

  24. Sara August 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Aww man I love but hate surprises in a way lol I went to the youth hoj and it was fun it would have been cool if you were there :/

    • Sara August 24, 2017 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      Why do i post it twice like that😡

  25. blackiesunshine October 27, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Sounds like you had fun! And who says too much soda is a bad thing? 😛
    (Little note on your first draft that will quell my OCD: when you refer to the things you use to steer a horse, you call them reins. Reign is a noun meaning to rule. Sry.)
    Tell me to go on one of your road trips sometime. I live in Texas…wouldn’t be too far right?

    • Madi October 30, 2017 at 1:42 pm - Reply

      Haha, I did! Well, sodas aren’t healthy, but I drink ’em anyway. XD

      (Haha, whoops. Just goes to show you how horrible my first draft was.)

      Hey, maybe we could meet some day! 😀

      • blackiesunshine October 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

        Yes! You should tell me when you’re in Texas. And I will see if I will be close to Houston XD.

        My secret weapon: diet soda. Cokes are almost ritual beverages in my family. So much that, back in 2013 or so, I made a Let It Go parody. Ahem.

        “Get a coke, get a coke!
        Don’t hold back anymore!
        Get a coke, get a coke!
        Open up that fridge door!
        I don’t care
        About Aspartame!
        Drink it till it’s gone….
        THE SUGAR NEVER BOTHERED ME ANYWAY!”

        • Madi October 31, 2017 at 6:14 pm - Reply

          Ooh, I will! Alright! XD

          Dude, I literally read this comment and actually sang your parody out loud to everyone around me. It was glorious. XDD

          • blackiesunshine October 31, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

            LOL, spontaneous randomness suits both of us, I believe. 😛
            Still not a Frozen fan tho. Hbu?

            • Madi October 31, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

              I believe indeed it does. XD 😛

              Nah, I’m not. Though I do happen to really like and make a lot of Let it Go parodies. XD

              • blackiesunshine October 31, 2017 at 11:37 pm - Reply

                RIGHT. That entire movie was made so we could make fun of it LOL

                • Madi November 3, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

                  HAHAH YES.

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