Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Get to Know: Summer


Hello everyone! It's Summer. Today I get to write a post in the Get to Know series. If you haven't seen the last post in the series that Kaitlyn did, click here to read it. Now on to my post.

What is your full name?

Summer Allison White.

Do you have any siblings?

Yes, Charlotte and Audrey. I was adopted by the Whites.


Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Early bird. I like to get an early start on the day.

What is your favorite color?

I like sky blue and light pink.

What is your favorite animal?

Baby harp seals. They are so cute and fluffy.

What is your favorite sport?

Softball, because I play. I also like to watch my sisters play soccer.


What is your favorite movie?

Tangled. I can relate to Rapunzel.

What is your favorite style of dance?

Ballet, for no other reason than I just like it.

Where is your dream vacation?

Florida, so I can to Disney in Orlando.

How did you get involved in the TN Girls blog?

Like I mentioned before, I was adopted into the White family. I had known Audrey before while in foster care. We were best friends, and then Audrey was adopted by the Whites, and then I was adopted.  Charlotte already knew the Hayes family and introduced me. Then they did a post on me (click here to read it). I've been part of the blog ever since.


Thank you for reading my Get to Know post. I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me.

If you could go to Disney, what would you do?
~Summer

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Get to Know: Kaitlyn


Hello everyone! It's Kaitlyn here to do my Get to Know post. Click here to see Morgan's post and here to see Riley's. I am super excited so let's just jump right in!

What is your full name?

My full name is Kaitlyn Lise Johnson.

Do you have any sibling?

I have a twin sister named Cameron.


Are you an early bird or a night owl?

I am a night owl, but I can get up early during the week sometimes. I prefer to stay up late over getting up early in the morning.

What is your favorite color?

My favorite colors are blue and purple.

What is your favorite animal?

My favorite animal is an owl. Maybe that’s why I like staying up late.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is cheerleading. I love flying in the air and waving pom-poms and getting the crowd fired up. If you don't consider that a sport, then my other favorite sport is basketball because I usually cheer at basketball games.


What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is the original version of Beauty and the Beast (the animated one). I have yet to see the new live-action version.

What is your favorite style of dance?

I love tap, even though I’m not very good at it yet. I also love acro, because I get to tumble.

Where is your dream vacation?

My dream vacation would be to Hollywood, California. I’ve always wanted to go to California and tour a movie set.

How did you get involved with the TN Girls Blog?

I got involved with The TN Girls Blog when I moved to TN with my sister. I live in the same neighborhood as the Hayes, and we became really good friends. They invited me and my sister to do an introduction post (see our post here) I did a few other posts with the TN Girls and I’m super excited to do more with them in the future.


Thank you so much for reading my post and finding out a few more things about me. If you would like to read an interview I did with Morgan, click here.

Which of my answers did you already know, and which answers surprised you?
~Kaitlyn

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Get to Know: Riley



Hello everyone! It's Riley here to do my Get to Know post. If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here to read Morgan's explanation of this new series. Let's get on with the post!


What is your full name?
                                                                                                                 
My full name is Riley Katherine Matthews.

Do you have any siblings?

I do not have any siblings, sadly. I would love a little sister.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Early bird. I love getting up early and getting a headstart on the day, but I don’t mind staying up late once in awhile.

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is green, preferably a Kelly green.

What is your favorite animal?

My favorite animal is a monkey. They are very flexible and love to swing on things, kind of like me.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is gymnastics because I am a gymnast. My other favorite sport is baseball.


What is your favorite movie?

Tangled. I love Rapunzel’s story, and the music in it is so good.

What is your favorite style of dance?

I like acro/jazz. Acro because I am a gymnast so I use a lot of the same moves and jazz because it’s just fun.

Where is your dream vacation?

My dream vacation would be Budapest, Hungary. I lived there with my family for a few years, and I have so many friends there.

How did you get involved in the TN Girls Blog?


I moved to Tennessee just down the street from the Hayes, and I met Morgan on my first day in our new house (see the post here). Morgan showed me the blog and asked if she could blog about me, and I agreed. since then I've guest posted about my Gymnastic Vlogs and my trip to Pigeon Forge. I have had so much fun being in posts, and I can't wait to continue.


That's a little about me, Riley. Be sure to check back later this week for another Get to Know post.

Who do you think is going to be posting next?
~Riley

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Summer Series: Get to Know

Hello everyone, and happy Saturday! I hope you had a wonderful week. We certainly had a fun and busy week.

Anyway, we are planning a special summer series; Get to Know! Each week two of our friends/family will answer the ten questions we decided. This way, you can learn a little bit more about our friends and family.

I (Morgan) am going to start the Get to Know series. Sorry, there will only be 1 post this week, but after today there will be two posts a week. The series will last for 10 weeks, and we will try to be consistent in posting. There are going to be weeks where that may be harder than others, as we have a fun-filled summer (including the Anne of Green Gables play performances!!!). So, here is the first in our new series Get to Know!


What is your full name?

My full name is Morgan Noelle Hayes

Do you have any siblings?

I have four siblings: Melodie, Lexi, Ella and Ariana.


Are you an early bird or a night owl?

 I am a night owl. I prefer staying up late to getting up early any day.

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is lavender. It isn’t the best color on me, but I still love it.

What is your favorite animal?

My favorite animal is a panda. They are so cute and cuddly.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is gymnastics. I’ve been told dance isn’t a sport. If it were, I would pick dance.

What is your favorite movie?

Anne of Green Gables. I love the original ones with Megan Follows, but the new PBS movie was good, too.


What is your favorite style of dance?

 My favorite style of dance is contemporary. I like it because it’s a combination of dances, and it’s hard to pick a favorite.


Where is your dream vacation?

 My dream vacation is to New York. I want to go see a Broadway show and a ballet from the American Ballet Theatre.

How did you get involved in the TN Girls blog?

I was adopted into the Hayes family before the blog was created. I really liked the idea of having a blog, even if it was just on a Word document (see our post on how the blog got started). So, when we officially created the blog, I became the main poster. Melodie tries to post when she can, but she’s usually pretty busy. Lexi also posts sometimes, and our friends have been amazing about posting, as well.



I hope you enjoyed my Get to Know post. I had a lot of fun of answering the questions. Please comment with your thoughts on our new series.

Which of my answers surprised you, and are you excited about a new series?
~Morgan

Monday, May 22, 2017

We got Nominated for 2 Awards!!!

Hello everyone! It's Melodie here. As you can tell by the title, we got nominated for 2 awards! Thank you so much Geeky Girl from The Dolls of Texas for nominating us. We are so excited to receive our very first awards.

Also, as a side note, we are going to posting very soon. We have been so busy and we will talk more about that later, but for now, let's get on to the awards.

Blogger Recognition Award

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Give a little history on how your blog got started
  • Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Nominate 15 other blogs
History

So, we started our blog on July 27, 2015, but Lexi and I had been planning a blog for a long time before. We would write blog posts on Word documents, add photos and send them to friends. Our inspiration came from The Salty Breeze. Chrissa and Elizabeth were friends with Lexi, who lived in Florida before moving to Tennessee. Lexi and I were inspired to start our own blog, and our dream became a reality in July of 2015. If you want to read a more detailed history, click here to read our post about how we started blogging.

Advice

1. Don't worry if you don't have a ton of views

Something we've learned in the past year is that the number of views we get on our blog doesn't matter. Yes, we love to have people see our blog, but a number doesn't define who we are. We write posts because WE want to.

2. Blog about what you love

Blogging should be fun, and writing about something you love is fun. Plus, it's a great way to share what you love with others. For example, I love to write and take pictures, so blogging about what I'm doing is a lot of fun for me. Write about what you love, and you'll feel a lot prouder of work in the end.

Nominations


Anyone who started their blog in July

Sunshine Blogger Award

Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions and ask 11 questions
  • Nominate 11 people and let them know
Q&A

(As Geeky Girl did not ask any questions, I'll answer the same ones she did)

1. Do you have a pet?

Yes, I have two. Anna the Yorkie and Lauren the Pug.

2. What would you tell your younger self if you could go into the past?

Have fun, because once you grow up, life gets a lot more complicated.

3. If you could get a unicorn, what would you name it and what would it look like?

My unicorn would be white with rainbow spots and a purple horn and hooves, and I would name it Sprinkles Cupcake Unicorn.

4. What is your favorite book series?

The Chronicles of Narnia or the Anne of Green Gables books.

5. What color is your hair?

Dirty blond, I guess.

6. What is your favorite show/movie?

My favorite show is Masterchef Jr or So You Think You Can Dance.

7. If you could be rich for one day, what would you buy?

A better camera, a bigger house and put money in the bank for a car.

8. What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is anything with chocolate, especially if it also has peanut butter.

9. Who is your favorite Disney princess?

Rapunzel or Belle. Rapunzel is very adventurous and brave, and Belle is so sweet and loves books, just like me.

10. What's your favorite social media?

I don't have a social media, but I guess YouTube kinda counts. I don't have a YouTube channel. I just like watching videos.

11. What is your biggest dream?

To be an actress on Broadway and to write novels for teenagers.

Questions

1. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
2. If you could star in any musical, what musical would you want to star in?
3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
4. What is your favorite book that you've read in the past 6 months?
5. What is your favorite subject in school?
6. What is your least favorite subject in school?
7. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
8. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go?
9. What is your favorite theme park?
10. If you could do anything in the world for a job, what would you do?
11. If you could have any animal in the world for a pet, what animal would you have?

Nominations


Anyone who loves Unicorns!

Thank you so much Geeky Girl for nominating us. I had a ton of fun answering the questions.

What inspired you to start blogging?

~Melodie


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Why Haven't We Been Posting

So, yeah, why haven't we been posting? Did we suddenly just decide to give up the blog? Well, no actually. We have just been super busy. Rehearsals for Anne of Green Gables are going really well, but we have had to add rehearsal on Saturdays. That means we don't have a ton of free time to post because we're busy during the week with school and our weekends are busy too. We have had to work on homework on Sunday afternoons, which leaves no time for posting. So, that's why we haven't posted in so long. We are going to try and post more often, but we aren't sure how exactly that will work. We hope to have a little more time once some of our other activities finish off for the year.

Again, sorry for the lack of posts with no explanation.

~Melodie and Morgan

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Behind the Scenes of Rehearsals


Hello people on the Internet. It's Lexi again. My sisters asked me to do a post about rehearsals for Anne of Green Gables, and of course I said yes. So, I followed them around with a camera to document a rehearsal. My friend Sierra was also there taking pictures, so between the two of us, I think we got some good shots. So here we go.

At the beginning of every rehearsal, the director has the cast do a group photo. The rehearsal was just for everyone in the school scenes (except the boys and teacher, who were practicing in another room), so here is the picture


The director always likes to have a theme for the photo. In this one, everyone has a friend or sibling to hug, except Anne (Morgan).


Let the rehearsal begin! The director was placing everyone in their spots on the benches for the school house. Sadly we didn't have benches to work with, so we improvised.

Quick disclaimer: I am not in the cast. I am only in the picture because Briana was busy and couldn't make rehearsal, so I filled in for her.


Here is everyone practicing for the "Christmas concert". There will actually be a song, and Diana (Cameron), Jane (Kaitlyn), and Ruby (Emily) will have solos in it.


The rest of the cast learning the song, except for Anne, Diana, Jane and Ruby..


Who were off practicing another scene for the director. This is the one where the four girls are reenacting a scene from King Arthur, and Anne floats down the river.


Another scene from the Christmas concert. The little girls are going to be fairies, and Anne is fairy queen. Morgan was busy rehearsing, so Sam stood in so the director could get a feel for what it would look like.


Now onto some fun pictures. There is always a break during rehearsal, and everyone always hangs out. Ella and Elizabeth decided to cartwheel.


Riley, Hazel, Sam and Charlotte hung out together in the corner.


Morgan insisted on taking a selfie with her "friends" from the cast. (In real life, they are amazing friends as well.)


Audrey, Summer and Charlotte. They are so much fun, and I love how they're just being silly.


The little girls wanted in on the action, so they had Sierra get a photo of them.

Rehearsals went really well, and everyone did a great job. I bet the finished product is going to be amazing.


Melodie and Morgan always end with a question (although I don't quite understand why), so here's mine: Would you like me to do more behind the scenes posts? If so, what would you like to see? (there's two questions now)

~Lexi