Life

Madelyn Victoria and Sophie the dog

Ten Things Most People Don’t Know about Me

Four weeks ago, I launched MadelynVictoriaBlog.com.  If you could only see my happy dance. First of all, you’d laugh {I frequently use the Sprinkler dance move if that should tell you anything about my dancing ability} then you’d look past my terrible dancing skills and understand just how happy I am.  While it hasn’t all […] Read more…

about me picture cropped

Why I Created Madelyn Victoria

This is a happy, happy day, and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am! It’s launch day for my new blog, Madelyn Victoria! I have been working on this new site for months now, perfecting MadelynVictoriaBlog.com’s design, resolving tech issues, and editing old blog posts and transferring them here. It’s been a […] Read more…

hanksgiving is such a special holiday. More than that, though, what it represents is special. Family. Friends. Food. And thanking God from the very bottom of our hearts for all the blessings, big and small, He has graciously given us.

Thanksgiving 2017 Recap

It’s hard to believe this time last week Thanksgiving preparations were underway. One week ago, grocery lists were a mile long, group texts detailing arrival times were exchanged among family members, and children’s groans from having to clean could be heard from down the street. Thanksgiving is such a special holiday. More than that, though, […] Read more…

Holding pumpkin at pumpkin patch

I’m Back and Better Than Ever?

After a month hiatus, I’m baaack. I’d like to say I’m back and better than ever, but let’s be honest. That’s probably not true. If anything, I’m more sleep-deprived and stressed out than ever. School and work have basically taken over my life lately, so I haven’t had as much time to do what I […] Read more…

2017-2018 school picture

From Summer to School

In less than one week we’ve gone from summer to school. Pool to desk. Harry Potter to Shakespeare. Sleepovers to late night homework. Popsicles to popcorn. Moments to memories. I love summer. I’ve loved this summer. The past ten weeks have been everything I could’ve hoped for and more. It’s been crazy busy, but every […] Read more…

Fourth of July fireworks

Friends + 4th of July + Christmas in July

How can it already be July? I’m trying not to think about the fact summer is over in just a few weeks. Instead, I’m trying to fill every day with summer-y activities. So far, it’s distracting me from the end-of-summer-blues. Let’s hope it stays that way. We made some pretty awesome memories the week of […] Read more…

Birthday dessert at Krispy Kreme with friends

Bring on the Birthdays + I Met Karen Kingsbury!

A few weeks ago, I turned seventeen, and my sister, Emma, turned thirteen! I also met my favorite author, Karen Kingsbury.  I thought after my sixteenth birthday, I could never have a birthday as good as that one. I was so wrong. Birthdays just keep getting better, and I love it!  Brace yourself for a post […] Read more…

Friends at graduation party

Old Friends, New Memories | Summer 2017

Summer is here!! I feel like the sentence above needs at least a hundred more exclamation marks to convey how excited I am. I cannot believe the 2016-2017 school year is over. I absolutely loved this past school year, but it feels good to be done. Though I do still have ACT prep {fun, fun}, […] Read more…

Theatre finale

Last Day of Class & Our Theatre Performance

A few Mondays ago (May 8), two major events happened. 1) We had our last LIFT class for the year. {Hello summer!} 2) We had our theatre performance. My LIFT Chemistry Class For the past year, I’ve taken a Chemistry and a theatre class at LIFT. LIFT is a program that offers all types of […] Read more…

Gold and pink fiftieth birthday cake

Mom’s 50th Birthday Celebration

Planning the party For Mom’s 50th birthday last weekend, Dad, my sisters, and I knew we had to throw a party for her. In the beginning, it was going to be a small party, one with just a few families, but then, we actually started planning it. I’m sure you can guess what happened next. […] Read more…

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