L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Four

Hello friends! It’s once again time for L’Etudiant Etranger! I’m really happy with the response this story has created so far. I’m glad you guys like seeing Gisselle. Here’s episode 4! We’re getting really close to the season finale, but there will be a season two! Anyway, I’m going to get on with the episode now! Well, after the glossary at least. Episode One Episode Two Episode Three We sat outside on the metal bleachers. Sweat rolled off my forehead as I dabbed at it with the hem of my shirt. “Un soleil de plomb!” I exclaimed. “It must be … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Four

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Three

Hello friends! I hope you guys are ready for another episode of L’Etudiant Etranger! In this episode, Gisselle will meet the whole Stone crew! Episode One Episode Two “We’re gonna be late!” Rudy whined.  He was eager to get to his cousins’  house, and while I was also looking forward to it, I knew the importance of first impressions. That’s why I had spent an hour fixing myself up, while Rudy had simply showered and thrown on a t-shirt. But see, Rudy already knew these people. They knew him, so it didn’t matter what he wore today. But for me, … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Three

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Two

Hello friends! Welcome back to BABF. Today, we’ve got another episode of L’Etudiant Etranger. This one’s really fun, and I hope you all enjoy! By the time I woke up, sunlight filled the room. It felt like it should be much earlier. But then again, I was still operating on Normandy time. I rolled over under my thick covers. Jet lag was real. I glared at my still-packed suitcase. Silently, I cursed my past self. Why hadn’t I just unpacked last night? Sure I was tired, but I wasn’t much less tired today. I sighed and unzipped the suitcase. Might … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Two

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode One ~ Back to School Week

Hello friends! Today is the final day of Back to School week! Today’s post is extra exciting, because we’re kicking of a new photoseries! My goal is to finish this up before December, so you’ll get to see every episode soon. AND, there will probably be a season two next spring! Season one is titled: Bienvenue. Okay, anyway this series will officially introduce Gisselle into our stuffie family! I can’t say too much more, so please enjoy episode one of L’Etudiant Etranger! I made a glossary for anyone who wants to know what Gisselle says when she’s speaking French. Okay, … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode One ~ Back to School Week

Back to School Portraits 2021 ~ Back to School Week

Hello friends! Today I have a post I’m really excited about. In 2018 I did a post where I took photos of the bears for their school photos. Well, I guess it’s become a tradition because this marks the fourth year! Anyway, here are the school photos 2021! I hope you enjoy, and also stay tuned until the end… Starting off…here’s your third grade class! It seems like only yesterday these guys were in Kindergarten. *sobs* My babies are growing up so quickly… Cali. Notice my new floors anyone? Cloud. …I only just realized that this is the same outfit … Continue reading Back to School Portraits 2021 ~ Back to School Week

Camp Happy Heart Talent Show

Hello friends! Welcome to our Camp Happy Heart Talent show! I’m your host, Summer! Our first participant is Sandy. Look at this lovely painting she’s created! Next up, we have Cam performing push-ups. How many can he do? Woah, 35! That’s pretty good Cam! Here’s this delicious pastry Waffle baked. I tried some myself, and it truly was delicious! Gracie will be hitting the ball with her paddle! That’s pretty great! Stella will be sharing words to describe camp. “audacious – extremely bold or daring” “boisterous – noisily jolly or rowdy” “effervesce – to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.:” “mirthful … Continue reading Camp Happy Heart Talent Show

Overcoming Fears ~ Life at Camp

Hello friends! Today the campers at Camp Happy Heart got to go down a zipline. But…not everyone was thrilled with that idea. Join Sparkles as she confronts her anxiety about ziplining. Will she go down? Will she not? Find out here! *ahem*, so that intro was fun. This photostory deals a bit with anxiety, which is a mental illness that many suffer with. Lately, I’ve felt the urge to talk about mental health through my blog. I realize that this is a sensitive topic, but my hope is that I can do it in an approachable way. I don’t think … Continue reading Overcoming Fears ~ Life at Camp

Band Photoshoot (the third)

Hello friends! This is always one of my favorite posts to make, and I’m really excited to share these photos with you! I really do feel like these posts get better each year. Here are our performers together! We’re running out of room to fit everyone lol. Cam’s on one of the guitars. He doesn’t really know how to play, but he has fun strumming the two chords Petal taught him. Likewise, Swirl only knows what her sister taught her. Petal on the other hand is a guitar queen! She picked it up a couple years ago at camp and … Continue reading Band Photoshoot (the third)

The Great Stuffie Bakeoff

Hello friends! Today I have a VERY fun post for you all…a bakeoff! With this post, I wanted to go back to my roots and begin with the photos. That’s how I used to to photostories, but now I’ve shifted to mainly writing first. Also, I didn’t edit these photos! Because…they look fairly good and I did NOT feel like editing 70+ photos for today. Enjoy! “Welcome to the Great Stuffie Bakeoff! I’ll be your host, Berry Blueberry!” “Meet our judges, Summer, Treasure, and Starburst! Anything you three have to say?” “I’m really excited to try all the food!” Summer … Continue reading The Great Stuffie Bakeoff