Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Got that party feelin'!

I've been getting ready for our party tonight. I hope people like sparkles because well... we got a lot of them! LOL!

Got that party feelin!


I really can't wait for the party! It's always fun to get together with friends and family, especially those we don't get to see as often as we'd like. If you guys would like to come to the party, we'd love to see you there! The party is at 8pm SLT!

Monday, December 15, 2014

We just like sparkles, okay?

I've been trying to landscape our parcel ever since the snow fell, but man... I have had no luck! I just haven't been able to get any ideas in my head of what to do. But we're having a party this Wednesday for Abby's adoptaversary, so I needed to do SOMETHING.

The ice skating pond where the party will be held is pretty much done, but the rest of the land looked pretty plain. So I just started throwing stuff down. And it became very apparent that girls live there because the whole place is pretty well coated in sparkles at this point.

We just like sparkles, okay?


The place is coming along, slowly but surely. I set up a little campsite, and I'm going to make some hills for when we go sledding. But that's work for tomorrow.

Oh! In case you're not on my plurk or flickr, let me leave the invitation to her party here. It's an ice skating party, so be sure to dress warm and bring your skates! I'll add the SLurl to the party on Wednesday. Or just pull up Bluebonnet on the map and look for the people. lol

Adoptaversary Ice Skating Party!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fra-GEE-leh! It must be Italian!

Since the girls went to bed early tonight, I decided to try to pull out some of my Christmas decorations for the house and also do a little bit of redecorating in the living room. But well, as I was pulling things out of my inventory, I discovered something that I forgot I had!

Fra-GEE-leh! It must be Italian!


Behold! The leg lamp!!

Obviously this is the best Christmas decoration that we could possibly have in the house. Obviously.

I just hope the girls think so. *laughs*

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Best Tree

The girls have been itching to get a Christmas tree up, so tonight we headed out to Inglewood's Farm to cut our own tree down! The place is really lovely and there are things to do and see out there.

After we stopped at the little cafe to get coffee, we headed out into the tree farm to look for the best one. The girls ran around until they found the tree that they felt was the fluffiest.

The Best Tree


Luckily, Daddy Z is pretty handy with an ax. And he's big and strong, because you know, we're delicate girls. We couldn't lug the tree around ourselves! We might get splinters! But he chopped and chopped and got us our tree.

Chopchopchop!


After we got our tree, met some reindeer [Birdy shared her coffee with them!], and Abby met a woman who probably didn't realize that wearing pants is usually a good thing out on a snowy farm, we headed home to set up our new tree. There is still tons to do in the house to get it ready for Christmas, but we got our tree up, so that's really what counts. But setting up a Christmas tree is hard work! It was bedtime for our little ones, but they didn't want to stop looking at the tree.

Dreaming of Christmas


We have a busy couple of weeks coming up. Next week [the 17th], we're having an ice skating party to celebrate Abby's 1 year adoptaversary with us. Plus we are going to see the Polar Express and Santa with the Oleanders, and there will be an ugly Christmas sweater party and I think a camp fire stories night, too. Lots to do, but it's all good stuff. :)

Goodnight!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Catching Snowflakes

So I have a pretty cute family, you know? I mean, it's kind of in the guidelines that everyone needs to be somewhat photogenic and all, but we really did luck out. *laughs* Abby had to go to bed early tonight so Birdy and I went outside to play in the snow. How adorable does she look trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue?!

Catching Snowflakes


We'd pretty much eaten our fill of snowflakes when Aldwyn came home. He didn't think we needed to eat any more because I think he was worried that we'd start singing "LET IT GOOOOO!"

Snowbirds


Joke's on him. I'm gonna sing it anyway. :-D

Monday, December 1, 2014

Well, that was an amazing half hour.

So The Arcade started tonight. About an hour ago, in fact. It's the first time in a while where hardly any of the family was able to be on and that made it just a little less enjoyable for me. Of course, now that they've moved sims, it's not as fun as it was when some of the family were out banging against the sim borders and laughing about it! I never even got to do the border thing because by the time I got my new computer, they'd moved sims!

But I stayed up anyway. One of my friends got an early pass, so he was set up and ready to sell at midnight. My niece Bella is a mod this time around, so she also got in early and was ready to sell at midnight, too. And then the old shopping sickness hit me.

For 30 minutes, I went crazy.

I ran first to Matthew's sale. Click click CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK. I bought lots of things off my wishlist. Then I ran back to Bluebonnet and picked up a few more things from Bella. Then someone on plurk posted their sale and I went there and bought some more things from the list.

It took me about 30 minutes to buy many things off my list. To be perfectly honest, I got home and barely knew what had happened. I used to have a shopping addiction, years and years ago, and that's what this reminded me of. I bought and bought.

Of course, unlike back then, I only spent around $11. *laughs*

Still, it was a fun 30 minutes. There are more things I need off my list, of course. But I can do the rest a little more slowly with the family, and Aldwyn is a really good shopper/trader and he always gets me the good rares that I want.

But I got animals. So I'm happy. :)

Well, that was an amazing half hour


I need to do more landscaping on our parcel. Now that it's snowy, I want to do a bigger overhaul of the parcel, but I am not the best at this stuff. I would just hire someone to come do it for me, but oh hey, I spent almost all my $L on animals. LOL! Such is SLife. :)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! [Or happy Thursday, if you're not in the US!] I spent the day with my parents but we didn't do the customary "Eat until you die and then have some dessert" thing that most people do. Not this time, anyway. :) But I did bake a cake this morning to take over. While I was waiting for it to bake, I hung out in SL. One of my favorite things to do when I'm alone and just being quiet is to look at our photos on the wall.

Thankful


Although today is officially a day of thanks, I am thankful every day. Looking at the pictures on the wall [well, walls, since we have pictures everywhere] just reminds me of how blessed I am. I have a pretty great RL. A day never goes by where I don't know how loved I am. But I never thought that my SL would be as good. After years and years of doing different things, I really feel like I'm where I belong. And the best part? I only had to be me. :)

Anyway, I hear that snow is about to fall on Bluebonnet and the mountains are about to rise, so I better run in so I can see all the excitement!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Since several members of the family are heading out of town this week, tonight we had our family Thanksgiving dinner!

Our Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving - 2


It was just so much fun! We talked and laughed, which isn't really unusual for us at all. Then we all went around the table and said what we were grateful for. Mostly we're all grateful that we're family because being together is just so natural for us all. We are just so thankful that we all found each other when we did. :) I don't really have a lot of local family in my RL. It's basically just me and my parents. I don't have sisters any more. I will never be able to have kids. So I am blessed beyond measure that I can have all of this in SL with some of the best people I've ever met online. HASHTAG BLESSED!

After dessert, we got into our comfy sweats and jerseys and headed out to play FOOTBALL!!

Thanksgiving Football


Okay, so...maybe there were like 4 balls out on the field, and maybe we don't know all the rules, and Abby was wearing a space helmet, and the halftime show was kind of...well, us. But still! It was awesome!!

But, as usual, time went by too quickly and people needed to head to bed. So we said goodnight and headed home, got the girls off to bed, and settled in to do the thing that we do best.

Talk. :)

See You Soon


Oh you pervs. You thought I was going to say something else, huh? :-p

Aldwyn is leaving town for almost a week tomorrow so we needed to cram in as much talking as possible. And also snuggle, because that's something else we do really well, too.

It was really a wonderful night, but now it's time for lots of sleep. ♥

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Best Cookie Bakers Ever

Tomorrow we are having our family Thanksgiving dinner! You might remember last year Abby and I made a dish to take to dinner. Only...well, we ended up forgetting it in the fridge. It was probably for the best.

But this year, I have two daughters instead of one goddaughter! Between the three of us, I think we made some awesome cookies to share with the family!

The Best Cookie Bakers Ever


And I PROMISE no one sneezed in the flour or stepped on any cookies. I PROMISE!!

It's funny how things change in a year, isn't it? We went from just having this little goddaughter to having two amazing daughters. We have much to be thankful for this year!

Friday, November 21, 2014

I Like When People Are Good At Stuff And Things.

Once in a while, Aldwyn and I attempt to not be lame and we go in search of something that the family will be able to do together. Pretty much every outing that we have done with the family in the past year, my sister has organized. She is just a LOT better at that stuff than I am! And thank goodness, too, or we'd probably never do anything. *laughs*

We stumbled upon this area called Woodsy. It's not really a big activity sim, but oh, is it ever pretty!! It's open to the public, and I don't think that anyone actually lives there, but there is a little house on the sim, so maybe someone does. There are some areas for couples dancing, too. We danced for a while until he got sleepy, and then I played around with my windlight to get this shot. This is just SL windlight and shadows, none of my normal Photoshop filters or anything.

I Like When People Are Good At Stuff And Things.


I *think* you are able to rez out there, so if you want to drop a posestand or something, you'd be able to. There was a little sign that said that snow was coming soon to Woodsy, so I can't WAIT to go back to take more pictures!!

As Aldwyn and I were dancing, I mentioned to him that I like it when people are good at stuff. I mean, this sim is just so pretty and put together so nicely. It's like everything I've always wanted for our parcel but I've never been able to really get it together. So someone who is good at putting together things like this...I really like it. And I could sit around crying about how I suck at landscaping and all of that, but really, my sucking at it just means that I appreciate it a WHOLE lot more when I go somewhere and someone has done it so well. If everyone was good at everything, who would ever appreciate it?

Anyway, it's raining and it's late, so I think it's time to go to bed. ♥

Oh it's all just so normal.

Yesterday I was standing in our living room when I noticed someone on the sim. Strangers wandering through is not really uncommon, but I usually take a look anyway if they're on our parcel. What I saw was the cutest dog running around! She came up to our back porch, so I went out to say hi.

Hi Puppy!


I've played around with a lot of peoples' RP in Second Life over the years. I like emoting, I always have, and if it's part of your RP that you are a kid or a slave or a stripper, I'll treat you as such as much as I can. [It can be hard at times to gauge how in character someone is if you don't know them.] But this was my first time RPing a bit with someone who was just a regular domestic animal! I pet her on the head and shook her paw. It was fun! She was actually very very polite in her OOC voice and didn't stay around that long. She did ask if we would ever consider a family pet, but honestly, I don't think that we would. Of course, I never thought we'd have kids either, so you never know, I guess. :)

Tonight, my sis asked if I wanted to go to dinner with them. I like food, so of course I said yes. She took us to...a kinda sketchy McDonalds.

I don't know about this place, y'all.


For some reason, the menu was not in English. So basically, we just had to order and hope for the best!

I'll have a McNifica, por favor.


Also, Payton made a friend. Pretty sure that's not appropriate McDonalds behavior.

No, Payton, No!


We got our food and I got shamed for my eating choices. LOL!! I couldn't help it! I was super hungry and also had NO IDEA what I was ordering!

Don't shame me for my eating habits!!


After we ate, we ran around the neighborhood and finally found ourselves at this outdoor patio bar. Naturally, we are a party EVERYWHERE we go.

Party Time!




Yes, I totally got a souvenir t-shirt while we were there.

After we partied with the family, Aldwyn and I went home for our nightly cuddle and chat. I even got him to put on pajamas! :-D

Nighttime Talks


Next week we're having our family Thanksgiving dinner, so the girls and I will have to think this weekend of what dish to make so we can forget to take it over for dinner, just like Abby and I did last year! *laughs*

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Payton Forgot How To Ferris Wheel

I DJed a birthday party for my great-great-niece Livvy tonight. It was a circus theme, hence my outfit from my last blogpost. The party was super fun as it usually is when we're all together.

Livvy's Party - Group

Livvy's Party - Group 2

Livvy's Party - The Birthday Girl

Livvy's Party - Lolita and Takeo

Livvy's Party - Aldwyn, Abby and me



But, the best part of the entire night for me was when we decided to ride the ferris wheel! Everyone took their places in the cars and got ready to go.

Um. Except Payton forgot how to ferris wheel.

Livvy's Party - Payton Forgot How To Ferris Wheel


I laughed until I cried! Crazy girl. LOL!

I'm deliberately keeping myself up a little late tonight because tomorrow night I'm DJing for an anniversary party but it's a late night party. I'm usually getting ready to head off to bed at that time. But hey, it's a weekend and I'm not an old woman. I can do it! :-p

hmm... I really should go back in world and blog something, but I think I'm going to go play Dragon Age. After Origin had Dragon Age: Origins in their "On The House" deal thingy a while back, I remembered that at some point, I bought the ultimate edition on Steam. So I figured out how to move it from Steam to Origin [so I wouldn't lose my character] and I've been playing off and on for the past few days. I'm still pretty much in love with Alistair. I blazed through it in 3 days to get to the ending, but now I'm going back and playing another character so I can take my time and do things I didn't bother with before since I was just basically trying to get to the end real fast. In my haste to get to the end, and in my whole "let me add mods in the middle of the game" thing, by the end, everyone was confused on whether I was a guy or a girl and Morrigan thought I could give her a child, making me scream at the screen, "I HAVE A VAGINA."

Still managed to knock her up, though. I dunno.

Anyway! That's it for now!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

You Deserve A Spotlight

Are you someone who likes the spotlight? If you asked me that question, I'd probably say no, but... I don't know. I think I kinda do.

You Deserve A Spotlight


I think all bloggers do, to an extent. We take our pictures for others to see and hope that our words reach out to someone somewhere. I like DJing because it means I get to share music I like and kind of keep a captive audience if I speak. And let's face it, I always speak. *laughs* What can I say. I love to perform and I love public speaking. I'm also highly competitive, as my family can tell you from our game nights! So yes... shine that spotlight on me!

I'm actually DJing for a couple of private parties this weekend for the first time in forever. I miss doing it more often in SL but I can't really commit to a regular set anywhere, unfortunately. I wish that I could. If anyone has a club in SL and needs a sporadic DJ who plays country and top 40 and will probably bring her kids along, hey, I'm your girl! LOL!!

Anyway, it's SUPER cold here tonight [I'm not ready for this winter life] so it's time to go get into bed and cuddle up with blankets!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Bare Faced Challenge

So someone started a bare faced challenge somewhere. I guess this is a RL thing? But several avatars are doing it and tagging others to do it, too. I haven't been tagged and I wasn't going to do it at all. I am quite attached to my eyelashes and my liner and my lip glosses! I really didn't want to take a pic without all of that because it's not really me. Heck, I'm more likely to show my friends a no makeup RL pic than I am to show one of my avatar.

But Abby asked me tonight if I was going to do it. I said no, and she said that I should because I'm pretty no matter what. Well... the more I thought about it, the more I decided to just do it.

The Bare Faced Challenge


I feel like my avatar looks INSANELY tired! LOL! I need some coffee and mascara, stat!

Actually, this whole thing reminds me of a girl I went to college with. She always wore a lot of black eyeliner and mascara. Still does, by the looks of her Facebook pics. But once in a while she wouldn't wear any and everyone would be asking if she were okay and if she felt sick. I feel like asking my avatar if she needs to go to the doctor!

So anyway, that's my avatar. No bells and whistles, no Photoshop, no super fancy lighting and filters. I'm not tagging anyone to do it. :)