I think I can easily say that my seventeenth birthday was far more incredible than I could’ve ever dreamed it could be. It lasted for three days, through some miraculous twist of space and time, and merged into both Elisha’s and Mom’s birthdays. Three days of fun with my family, as well as with a […]
Let me begin by saying that I couldn’t have asked for (or dreamed of) a better seventeenth birthday than the one I’ve had. It was brilliant. Fantastic. Epic beyond description or imagination. And, miraculously, it somehow stretched into three full days of awesomeness. I thank my parents for that. On a frigid winter morning, three […]
You know those days where everything is absolutely beautiful? Sunshine, salt water, a beautiful beach to be explored? Today was one of those days. After a week of rain and cold in the land of the long white cloud (it’s very aptly named, by the way) we were experiencing a bit of cabin fever. It’s […]
It was grey out, misty and dark. The sun was just a bright spot shining through the haze above us. It’s been like this a lot lately. Did you know that the area around Queenstown holds the record for second rainiest place in the world? I’m loving it! I woke up miserable. Body boiling, hands […]
It was beautiful, albeit rainy. Of course, rain sometimes adds to the beauty of a place. It swirls around, muting colors, dripping off of old fences, adding glittering drops to once invisible spiderwebs. The perfect time to take pictures. Especially since we were camped at an incredible race track (for horses). I’ve been experimenting a […]
Perhaps I should begin by telling you that I have the best dad the universe has ever created (no offense intended to your own dad, I’m sure he’s great). I would stand up anywhere, at any time, and be completely unashamed to say so. He’s gentle, kind, and incredible. Without him, I would never have […]
I found myself in a world of steam and turning gears, of waxen skeletons and whirring machines.
In one corner, a massive clock lay on the floor, a man standing over it with tools in hand. In another, a gigantic machine with a slowly turning fan crouched near the door. From a far-off quadrant of space, the plaque read, a visitor had arrived and had gifted the Steampunk HQ with this machine. It was capable of creating power for every machine in the HQ. Interestingly enough, it could also make an excellent cup of tea. Of course, it was mostly just used for its extraordinary tea making capabilities. Obviously, these people had their priorities straight.