Sunday, June 22, 2014


This past week, I had the pleasure of leading my school's Middle School Cheerleading Camp. I didn't realize until the previous weekend that planning takes a lot of energy. Before the camp even started I was exhausted. What absolutely took so much energy from me? Well, I had to learn sidelines (in the cheerleader world that is a shorter cheer), a cheer (that's what a longer cheer is called), and a band dance. Sure, that doesn't sound that bad, but I made up the two cheers which means doing them over and over again until I figure out what are the best motions.(They were pretty great, I might add)
The little girls were absolutely precious! All of them seemed so excited to become a cheerleader and learn everything! Here's my little group of adorable MS girls!

Those are the paper plate awards I made for them! 

One of my favorite finds of this week was this Jane Austen: Seven Novels. Isn't it beautiful? I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan. So when I spotted this gorgeous bound book, I had to have it. This collection includes Pride and Prejudice(My personal favorite), Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion(My close second favorite), Emma, Northanger Abby, Mansfield Park, and Lady Susan

Speaking of Jane Austen, my mom and I stumbled on Austenland, a Jane Austen enthusiast movie. It tells the story of Jane Hayes (played by Keri Russell) who is obsessed with Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice. Hayes spends her life savings on a Jane Austen experience in England. The whole thing is inspired by the plot line of Pride and Prejudice. I think it was supposed to be funny, don't get me wrong some parts were, but both my mom and I felt like we were missing something. I definitely will be going back and watching it to try to figure what I felt like I was missing. 

To sum up my week, I present the gator that has been harassing my father. My dad is a HUGE fishing fan, and he frequents the pond right by our house all the time. These past few weeks, this gator has been eyeing my dad, even has come after him a few times. Finally, we got him to call animal control to get rid of it. It took a LONG time for the animal trapper to actually get the gator, but once she did, we had to get pictures, of course! So here's the not so little menace. 

Well, that's my week in a nutshell. If you are a Jane Austen fan or have seen Austenland, I would love to here your thoughts! 
Can't wait to share about my college road trip I embark on tomorrow!

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