Student Profile: Emily McKinnon

Student Profile: Emily McKinnon

1. What makes your family unique to other families you know?

What would mainly make my family unique would have to be that, firstly, we are a Traditional Roman Catholic family who commutes a two-hour drive every Sunday for mass, and secondly we are a retired Air Force family. So, we have done a lot of traveling with the Air Force, and we’ve been all over the world!

One more thing that makes us unique, would be that I come from a family of ten kids! I have nine siblings. I’m the eighth of the family, and I love it!

2. What is an average homeschooling day with Seton like for you?

An average homeschooling day for me would start about 7:00 am. I try to get up a bit earlier so that I can get my French studies done before the rest of the house gets up.

And, after that, I have my hot fresh cup of coffee and make my way to my room, where I am basically all day so that I can get school done.

The day is normally spent with waking up, saying morning prayers, doing my French lesson for the day, getting on to all other school subjects for the day, having to refill that cup of coffee, telling myself I can do this, then going to the gym to work off my troubled brain. I almost always end up with a school book coming with me to the gym.

It may sound absurd, but it is one way to really study, and it works!

3. What’s something you have done that you really enjoyed doing?

I love to bake, write, speak French, go to the gym, and play instruments! I have a very fond love for food. I am constantly found in the kitchen working on culinary arts of every sort!

When not in the kitchen, I’m normally working on my French language, which I love! Or writing my novel. I hope to someday have a story published, as it has always been my dream to be a professional chef and authoress.

Also, I really love to play musical instruments. Especially the guitar and piano! I can play guitar, piano, harmonica, and tambourine. I love exercising my musical abilities! I write my own songs/compositions. Mainly, I play country songs for the guitar, and Broadway for piano and microphone! I love to sing, too! I’m also in our Church choir…

And, weirdly enough, I love going to the gym. I find it to be much easier to study my school books while at the gym. I really do think it works better than trying to study at home. The house can sometimes get to be extremely chaotic, and the gym kind of cools down my brain. Therefore, I can better study.

4. What are your hobbies and interests?

My hobbies and interests are really just writing, singing, playing instruments, and baking. My main interest would have to be baking. I love making new things for the family! It’s both fun and adventurous! If I am ever given the opportunity to bake for a party, or Church event, I will! I will bake to the end!

5. What are some things you do as a family and on your own that you particularly enjoy?

As a family, we do one thing that I really enjoy. And that is, every Friday night, for as long as I can remember, we have a family movie/popcorn night! It is so much fun to just hang out with the family and watch one of the classic movies while eating our special jalepeno popcorn.

On my own, I really just enjoy writing to my heart’s content! While singing to my songs, and making up new tunes for the guitar and piano. It’s my hope that one day I’ll get a song published as well as a story.

I love having quiet time to sing my heart out to songs, while playing either guitar or piano. I love singing to classic Broadway songs! And, I love everything Disney!

6. What do you hope to do in the future?

In the future, I hope to become a professional chef, have my own bakery, and then, hopefully, settle down to have a family. Mainly, I want to be a mom of many kids.

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116 Comments

  1. Stella B.

    Thats so cool that you have such a passion for baking! Whenever I bake, I just find it confusing and usually need my mom’s help. :) But this is such a great article, wish you all the best!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Thanks, Stella! I mean, it doesn’t compare to the ability to do ballet. (; But, yes, baking is my passion! Well, more correctly put as, food is my passion. (: I absolutely love to bake. And, because our Church is so far away, on Saturday nights, I bake some pastries for our drive back. Now, all of the Church knows about it though, and the pastries are gone before the drive, haha. (; Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Ann P.

    Hi Emily!
    Your article is great! I too am a Disney enthusiast!!! :D I also love to bake, but I can never find time for it….

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Hey, Ann! That’s awesome! I feel like anything Disney is just downright amazing. I can spend so much time drawing my favorite Disney characters, or just watching one of the classic Disney movies(mainly the new Cinderella movie….)! (:
      Same here. Most of my time is spent on school than baking, anyway. ): Thanks for commenting!

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      • Ann P.

        You’re welcome! I forgot to mention that I used to play the guitar, but I quit because my schedule got so busy with piano/choir and stuff like that.
        I love sketching Disney characters too! I have a whole sketchbook full of them.
        Surprisingly enough, I haven’t seen the new Cinderella movie yet! I’ve heard it’s really good.

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        • Emily McKinnon

          I never really learned to play the guitar, per-say. I actually taught myself how to do it, and basically fell in love with it afterwards. I honestly don’t have much time for it either, to be completely honest. The majority of time now is spent getting ahead on school.
          But, yes, Disney characters! I love to sketch them, then write a cute Disney quote alongside them.
          Oh, the new Cinderella movie is fantastic! I absolutely love that movie! Also, because as a little girl the original Cinderella movie was the best. And, later to find that they did a live-action version of it, just got me so excited. Thanks, Ann! (:

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          • Ann P.

            Yeah, I hear ya. I only took guitar for a year and then I realized that I couldn’t commit enough time for it.

            Yes! Now I really want to see that movie!
            I went to Disney world this past September and I got some characters to sign my sketches, which was totally awesome. :)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Oh my gosh, that is amazing! The last time I was in Disney world was like in 2009. Yeah, that was a while ago. That is totally cool though! :D Did you do any roller-coasters?

            Yes, you should see the movie. It’s totally one of my favorites now. You will not regret it! :)

          • Ann P.

            :D It was my first time there!! It was amazing!!
            I didn’t do a lot of roller coasters…..I’m not the roller coaster type….:)

          • Emily McKinnon

            So cool! Hope you had a blast! Oh, I LOVE roller coasters!!!! Especially the ones at six flags(I went there around the same time as Disney World, so that was pretty awesome too)!!!

          • Ann P.

            I definitely did!! I rode on my first roller coaster at Six flags when I was quite small, and it was not pleasant. ):
            To change the subject :), I think it’s so cool that you have nine siblings. I have four siblings(I’m the oldest) and they can be quite a nuisance sometimes. XD

          • Emily McKinnon

            Yes! I love my siblings, though the younger ones can be a little bit of a nuisance sometimes. But, my three older sisters are married, and I already have one niece, one nephew, and one more on the way! Except, they live states away, so it’s a little hard to see them often…

            It is pretty amazing to be a part of a huge family though! And, total, there are six girls and four boys. So, yes, the girls win! Haha! (:

          • HolyHobbit

            AAAH!! So cool! As the oldest of 8 I will be the one producing nieces and nephews and godchildren!! I always wanted to have the other perspective of a younger kid…

          • HolyHobbit

            Oh and we have 4 boys, 3 girls, and one probly girl ?

          • Emily McKinnon

            Ah, how cool! Yeah, we already know that the next is a boy, so I will have another nephew! I’m so excited! But, as I said, I live far away, so I don’t see family as often anymore… ):

          • HolyHobbit

            ? I live far away from all my gparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and most friends so I feel ya!! I hate being separated from family…

          • Emily McKinnon

            Same! I’m always so lonely for family!!!

          • HolyHobbit

            Definitely…it does make visits a gazillion times more exciting tho!!! ?

          • Emily McKinnon

            That’s true! But, then when it’s time to leave, my world becomes so lonely again! (; Mainly, because, I love my sisters, and my niece and nephew!!!! And I hardly get to see them anymore now.

          • HolyHobbit

            I know…when r dad was deployed I hated (and really still do) “I’ll be home for Christmas”

          • Emily McKinnon

            May sound sad, but that was kinda my center point on my story entry for the contest….It was really depressing…
            I know how you feel. I was so sad and slightly scared when my dad was deployed for two years…

          • HolyHobbit

            Sweet! (Story not deployments…) dang, I’ve never had two years, just several one years…? but he teaches now so woo hoo!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Oh, see my dad was deployed for two years to Afghanistan while I was in Germany, then deployed for various years as well. But, now that he’s retired he teaches at Doss Aviation. So, he has a civilian Air Force job. He still teaches flying! He’s amazing! (Sorry I’m Bragging)

          • HolyHobbit

            Lol, my dad teaches tactics and will retire soon. He’s hoping for a civilian job like that bit idk…

          • Emily McKinnon

            Coolio!!!! I do miss living on base, though. Now that my dad’s retired, we can’t live on base…*sad day*…I always felt so much more secure and safe on base, you know?

          • HolyHobbit

            Definitely!! My dad never wanted to live n base tho cause they don’t let u work on ur car easily and he’s a car nut!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Haha! That’s good. My dad probably preferred living on base because he knew we did. He’s like that. He also preferred it, I think, because he could ride his bike to work those days! (; Now that we live in Colorado Springs, and my dad’s job is down in Pueblo, he can’t ride his bicycle. (:

          • HolyHobbit

            Lol my parents (well, and I do too,) love living put in the boonies so no bike riding for us unless we want to bike up the road to see the cows!! ?

          • Emily McKinnon

            Ha! That’s funny. We just always lived somewhere among the neighborhood on base. It was fun, though. We got to ride bikes all over the place, and could walk around the entire base without mom having to worry. My favorite thing to do was to walk to the Commissary and BX, and hang out there for awhile while getting small things mom needed for dinner(yes, there is a specific way I remember things…I know, I’m weird like that…). (;

          • HolyHobbit

            I know…it’s crazy how we remember the little things…I loved walking through farmer’s feilds when they weren’t in use or running around in the sticks behind our house pretending to be pioneers…?

          • Emily McKinnon

            How cool. I kinda used to pretend that too. But, normally, I was a princess traveling through my kingdom(or that is, that’s what I thought…jk)! (; I used to love riding bikes through the forests in Germany, and through the corn fields. Then falling into the poison ivy and having to rush home again, haha. Good old times in my head but probably the opposite for others.

          • HolyHobbit

            Lol, same on the poison ivy, I was full of that stuff younger…I would sometimes do imaginary countries too, that sounds GORGEOUS!! I’ve heard really only good things about Germany!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Germany was amazing!!!! I loved every minute of living there. Of course, there were pros and cons–but there are pros and cons to everything, right? Ah, yes. The poison ivy was something to always remember. Whenever it wasn’t me, it was one of the others. I’m pretty sure it was dangerous to even go near the forest sometimes. (; My family is so klutzy, though. So, that’s probably why we can’t be trusted where poison ivy is, haha! (: Germany was pretty cool though. I loved it! Great place to visit and live in!

          • HolyHobbit

            Btw, I started a channel on Disqus for Catholic Homeschooled Teens (that’s its name actually, Catholic Homeschooled Teens) so spread the word and check it out, start some discussions!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Ah, how interesting! I will spread the word for you definitely!
            But, I actually don’t have a discuss account. Honestly, I just use it as a guest. :(

          • HolyHobbit

            Boo, my computer made me make a disqus account to comment…thanks so much!! I hope I can get a thing going!! I figured Seton was a good starting place!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Interesting. My computer doesn’t make me. It says I can just post as a guest. I figure why get another useless account when I can just post as a guest all the time? (;

          • HolyHobbit

            True!

          • HolyHobbit

            Oops, Catholic Homeschool Teens

          • Emily McKinnon

            Okey-dokes! (:

          • Ann P.

            Amen! It must be awesome to be an aunt! :) I have a friend who has a bunch of siblings and a newborn niece. :)
            We have three girls and two boys. Girl power!! Hahaha! :D

          • Emily McKinnon

            It is pretty cool to be an aunt! The oldest is two, and she is the cutest niece ever! I love her so much! My nephew is 7/8 months, and the other nephew is due in January!
            How cool for your friend!
            Haha! Girl power for sure!!! It’s the best, right? :D

          • Ann P.

            Awwww, that’s so precious! My youngest brother is two and a half. That’s great! Congrats! :)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Ah, thanks, Ann! I always did want more younger siblings… The two below me are 13 and 11. Would’ve liked it more if they were younger. (: Or, if I were older….

          • Ann P.

            I’m the oldest (I think I said that before) and sometimes I kind of wish I had an older sibling to look up to. :)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Yes, that’s true. But, 7 older siblings….eh…. (; I would’ve preferred to be one of the older ones. But, to be completely honest, I’m often told that I have the mind of a 20-year old, so, sometimes I’m the mentaly oldest of the house. Haha! :D

          • Ann P.

            I agree completely! I’ve been told that I’m very mature, and people think I’m like 3 years older than my actual age. :)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Oh, yeah! I get that all the time! Mainly, because, I act older than the real older siblings, and people think that I’m the oldest. I mean, once someone did think I was older than my 19-year old sister. But, honestly, with a house as crazy as ours always is, it’s probably better to be mature than immature, right? (;

          • Ann P.

            Wow! I’m really tall for my age, so that’s a big factor.
            Ditto! (;

          • Emily McKinnon

            That’s funny. I’m really quite average height. But, half of my siblings are tall. I mean, my 13-year old sister is taller than me when wearing high-heels, so…. I guess really it’s probably just my personality that gets people to think I’m so much older. Also, due to the fact that all the older siblings still living at home are immature, so, there’s another factor, haha. (;

          • Ann P.

            Yeah, I used to be like the tallest out of all my friends, but now I think I’m getting to the point where I stop growing and most of my friends are taller than me and I feel like I’m shrinking.
            Ha! :) Or I’m just exaggerating, which I do a lot.

          • Emily McKinnon

            Haha! Honestly, I feel like I’m the shortest of all my friends. Then, I look at them better, and I’m like: “Oh, yeah, you’re tall, I’m normal..” (;

          • Ann P.

            Hahaha!! My friends keep teasing me about how they’re taller than me and then I’m over here getting super annoyed by the second. XD

          • Emily McKinnon

            Hah! That’s good! I guess I’m just one of those people who just thinks: “eh, who cares if I’m shorter?”. But, that’s just my personal mindset. But other times, when I think of my 13-year old sister being almost taller than me, then I get annoyed. Sometimes, I feel like I’m the shortest of the family, then I realize that I’m taller than 3 or 4 of them. That’s when I get relieved. (:

          • Ann P.

            Yes! One of my friends who is older than me, she always gets aggravated at me because I’m like a head taller than her. Good-naturedly aggravated, of course. LOL!
            Well, I’ve got to go or my mom will be mad at me! :) it was so fun talking with you! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your family, and best wishes for the rest of the school year! I really hope we can chat sometime later! :)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Thanks, Ann! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too! Nice chatting with you, hope we can do so again soon!!! :)

  3. HolyHobbit

    Bello!! I think it’s so cool that ur family is retired air force, we’re active duty military!! And I hear ya in the moving, ur love for music and writing is so cool! And duh, Disney-philes unite!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Haha! You found my profile! :D So cool that you’re active duty! I used to love moving from place to place(Germany was the best). Ah, thanks! I don’t know why I love to write so much, I just do! It’s my passion–next to food. ;) Ah yeah! All-out Disney!

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      • Seton Home Study School

        Hey Emily, maybe you could consider sharing your experiences homeschooling as a military family in Germany, and what that was like? :D Many of us have never been abroad, so learning about how life is different, and how you lived, would be very intriguing. :)

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Meaning? Write a new student profile?

          Reply
          • Seton Home Study School

            Not quite, more of a ‘here’s what life was life for us in Germany as homeschoolers’. Perhaps explore what you did, the kinds of foods you ate, how life was different there as opposed to where you live now. :)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Okay, I will do that. But, quick question, I had written some tips for high school math for students. Is that ever going to be published? Just curious…

          • Seton Home Study School

            :D It’s working its way through our editorial queue. On average, we’re working with 90 articles a month for two magazines, so things take time. :)

          • Emily McKinnon

            Okey-dokey! Thanks!!!

      • HolyHobbit

        Epic!! I play piano and I LOVE it!! I have never been out of the states but I had a friend born in Belgium!! I have heard that Germany is amazing and am actually writing a friend stationed in Germany currently!! Actually just finished cocoa crinkle cookies for an upcoming swap this week! I’m not very good but I do enjoy baking!! My parents made me take foods for 4h when I accidentally left the cardboard on pizza!! LOL! I found I enjoy it!! Really neat!

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Ah, yes, Piano is fantastic! Oh, our family has lived in Germany, South Carolina(where I was born), Japan, England, Arizona, different parts of Texas, and I honestly cannot remember the other places(Lol). Also, I wasn’t alive for few of those places, and other times I was super young, but, still cool!

          Haha! I LOVE to bake! Don’t even need a recipe, but I will attempt anything(almost). Lol, my sister did the same thing with pizza!

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          • HolyHobbit

            I was technically born in GA but I don’t remember it really, then we were in VA, after that it was two places in KS, KS.a then KS.b then back to KS.a again!!! So we’ve been in ks for evah

          • Emily McKinnon

            That’s okay. We were in Tx for over half of my life! It was fun-ish, but SO humid and hot all the time! I love living in CO(for the main part). Mainly because, SNOW!

          • HolyHobbit

            Lol, ive heard GA had no winter but I really hate cold, ‘le-perfect-me-land’ would have snow in late advent to new years through Christmas season and then go back to 40’s until spring! Lol if only…but ur right snow is GORGEOUS!! We went to vigil for Imac last night and it was pur first snow of the year ? how appropriate!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            So cool!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SNOW!!!! Winter is my favorite time of year! Especially because in Colorado, it’s so beautiful when it snows. The mountains always look so amazing!!!!

          • HolyHobbit

            Brrrrr!! I have a friend in North Carolina and their wind chill is like -30 right now!!!! Makes me cold just thinking about it!!! ? I do agree that it’s super pretty…but ack! Cold and me don’t agree!! I’ve had to bring my pet bunny (4h project!!??) in ’cause its getting to low 20’s at night now but nothing too awful…

          • Emily McKinnon

            Are you kidding?! I love the cold weather!!!! Cold weather means sweaters, fireplaces, and hot cocoa!!! Basically my three favorite things! (:

          • HolyHobbit

            True, but more than half my time is shivers, minus the cocoa. And in a house of 9 (almost 10) milk goes fast!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Understandable! I have 6 siblings still living with me! (: But, I still love the cold snowy days! Snow days are the best!

          • HolyHobbit

            Yes!! And big families are the best!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            They sure are!!!! I love my family!!!1

          • HolyHobbit

            ????

          • HolyHobbit

            And woah u can see the mountains ??? WOAH.

          • Emily McKinnon

            Yes, I can see the mountains. They’re lovely right now! (:

          • HolyHobbit

            WOW! We have rolling hills and prairie in ks but no mountains of course!!

          • Moore

            I love the cold. Especially after moving to Germany with no AC, I value the cold. That and my winter wardrobe is bigger than my summer wardrobe. Lol. And thanks to my lovely friend HolyHobbit, I have a collection of mugs for hot cocoa and Gluhwein!

          • HolyHobbit

            But I really love Ks ?

    • Seton Home Study School

      Hi HolyHobbit, have you taken our Student Profile questionnaire? Active Military families are an interesting topic to many of our students!

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      • HolyHobbit

        I have not, but I would be thrilled to write a Student Profile!! That’s so cool, I did not know we were so intriguing!! o.o. ? Thank you so much!! I will definitely try that!!

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        • HolyHobbit

          Bk

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      • HolyHobbit

        Forgot to ask, I had some questions posted for the vlog challenge…if u have time could u maybe get back to those?

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          • HolyHobbit

            Thanks so much!!

  4. Therese Hickman

    Very Well Done!!
    That is soooo cool!! That you have traveled all over the place!!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Thanks, Therese! I loved traveling with the family! The roadtrips were a little noisy at times, but it was still amazing! I especially loved touring Europe! Thanks again! (:

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  5. Elodie Pierlot

    That’s so cool you’ve got a retired air force family! My own family has lots of RAF members too, but I prefer the RMC ‘cos I’m a Royal Marines Cadet and my dad’s a Sergeant.

    Haha you can probably tell I’m English XD

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Oh my gosh, that’s so cool!!!!! I’ve always thought that the RAF was amazing. But, probably because I love Air Planes and England, haha! (; Wow, that’s awesome that you’re a Royal Marines Cadet! I always wanted to be a pilot(Is that weird?). My dad was a Lieutenant Colonel in the AF. It was always so cool to hear how much everyone at work loved dad(Is this bragging?). So amazing that you’re English! Technically, I’m Southern, so you’re lucky. I was born in South Carolina, and raised there for a time, then the Air Force sent us to Germany and all over Texas! (: To be completely honest, I’m a Texan at heart, only because over half of my life was spent there(and that’s where family is). Thanks for commenting!!!!

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  6. Giselle Faber

    Hey Emily!! I only just saw this, and it is super cool!! I keep saying to myself I will do a student profile…..lol, maybe if I win the contest!! Wow, that is amazing that you have lived all of those places!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Europe!!! Wow, we are very similar!! I love playing the piano and organ (and I want to start playing either the guitar or ukulele soon!) writing(!!), singing, and Disney!!! And I have a big family too (according to the worlds standards (six kids). So where do U live? And where do you go for Mass? Oh, and good luck in the contest!!

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    • Emily McKinnon

      Hey, Giselle! Thanks for the nice comments, I really appreciate them! You should do a Student Profile! I would love to hear more about you! (: I loved living in all those places! They were so interesting and exciting! Germany was most definitely my favorite! I loved touring Europe! So cool that you enjoy playing piano as well! Singing, and Disney are the best! (: I live in Colorado. You? I go to St. Isidore’s in Watkins, Denver. Thank you! And good luck to you too! (:

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      • Giselle Faber

        You are welcome!! I don`t know, I am not that great at talking about myself! But I might…….
        Wow, just think of the stories you will be able to tell your kids someday!!! While I love my home, it would certainly be nice to go to some cool, far-off place!! I am partly German, so it is definitely a place I would LOVE to go someday!! But anywhere in Europe would be awesome! I know, playing the piano is the best!!! And the organ is great too, though SOOO challenging!! I bet you are excited for the unanimated Beauty and the Beast. I know I am!! I live in the “Last Best Place”……Montana!!!
        I hope we both win!! Lol, though I won`t be brokenhearted if I don`t.

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        • Emily McKinnon

          Well, I’m not overly fond of writing about myself either…(:

          That’s true, I’ll be able to tell all my kids: “Guess what? I lived In Germany….and that’s about it…place I once lived…end of story…” (: I’m kidding! I really did love living in Europe! And I love touring it! It was absolutely breathtaking, and I wouldn’t change those years in my life for anything! (:
          Oh my gosh, I am SO SUPER EXCITED for the new “Beauty and the Beast” movie!!!! I seriously want to go see the midnight premiere! (:
          I’m sure you’ll win, though I doubt I will. As said before, I have never won anything in my life, so I really don’t expect to now.
          So awesome that you’re part German! I’m mainly Irish and French-Canadian! :) Ah, Montana! I’ve never been there myself, but I’m sure it’s amazing! (:

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          • Giselle Faber

            Lol, who is? Well, rather what decent person is? I could never write an autobiography!!!
            Yea, I mean how many kids have that kind of a story? It is awesome!!:)
            Oh that would be so fun!! I would love to go to the midnight premiere. But, unfortunately, I do not have my driver`s license and I doubt any of my family would be willing to take me. Oh well.
            Well, maybe this time will be your lucky day?!?! And I think you are more likely to win then me. I am glad we are not competing though!!
            I am mostly German and Irish, with some Swedish, Danish, and Welsh. It is funny, I always hear that German and Irish is a bad combo, but I am forever meeting people who are mostly Irish and German!!
            I hope you can come here some day!!! It is so amazing here!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!:) I don`t know how the Rockies compare with the Alps, but they are still gorgeous!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Well, I don’t have my license as of yet, either. I just tend to convince my older sister sometimes. (;
            It’s true! I tell myself that everyday: “maybe this time you’ll actually win something.”. But, I never really believe myself. (:
            So cool! As I said, I’m mainly Irish and French-Canadian. But I also have genes of Scottish, and some others.
            I would absolutely love to visit Montana! Someday, when I get my license, I am going to go on a long, long road trip around the world!–or so, I tell myself…I’ll add Montana to my Bucket List, though! (: I mean, to be completely fair, nothing compares to the Alps! The Colorado Mountains look pathetic next to them. (:

          • Giselle Faber

            Lol, yea I do that too sometimes! Well, maybe you will be lucky this time! What would you do with the prize money if you won?
            Scottish is cool!! And so is French!
            You definitely should!! It is awesome here! Yea, I guess that is understandable. I would love to see the Alps someday, even if it meant not appreciating the Rockies quite as much!

          • Emily McKinnon

            If I won? I’d probably use half towards college, half towards my Church. But, I highly doubt I will win. (:
            Thanks! I think French is pretty amazing myself! I’m actually in the process of learning the French language! It’s amazing! (:
            The Alps were definitely breathtaking! I can still remember Dad driving us all in that big white van through all of the tunnels, while the snow kept pouring, making the Alps look all the more beautiful. (: Ah, memories… (:
            If you won, what would you do with the prize money?

          • Giselle Faber

            I have always wanted to learn French. But I guess I will have to do Latin instead sense Seton doesn`t have a French course.:( Wow, that sounds soooo cool!! Hmmm, I don`t know for sure. I would probably use some of it for buying a guitar!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Good idea! Guitars are sooo worth it!!!! (: Of course, with how close I am to College years, I’m saving up. This way, I’ll have a little put away. (:
            I didn’t use Seton for my French course. I used Rosetta Stone. It works wonderfully well! (: Really, I love it! But, Seton announced that they are opening a French course this summer, I believe. (:

          • Giselle Faber

            Yea, I am pretty excited about it! I am glad I still have a few years before collage! Oh, right, Rosetta Stone. Some of my Siblings have used the Rosetta Stone Spanish course. Hmmm, that is cool, I might have to look into that!

          • Emily McKinnon

            I highly recommend it! Rosetta Stone works fantastically for me! I am becoming more and more fluent in French every day of my life. And you know I mean it when I tell you that my dreams have been in French the past couple of weeks… :p

          • Giselle Faber

            I don`t have to do a language anytime soon, but thank you! I will remember that. Lol, that is funny!!!:0

          • Emily McKinnon

            No, it’s kind of scary. ‘Cause, then, i wake up, and I’m like: “Wait what did I just say?”! (:
            Then, I have that fear that I wake up saying something and French and terrify my sis. (:

          • Giselle Faber

            Lol, true, that could be weird. But what if you say something embarrassing in your sleep? If you say it in French, no one will know if it is embarrassing or not. I mean, once one of my sisters sat up in bed and said “crumpets” And she had absolutely no recollection of saying that. And we sill tease her about it though that was years ago. Now if you sat up and said “crumpets” in French, no one would know what you are talking about. Therefore, you cannot be embarrassed by saying something weird.

          • Emily McKinnon

            Hahahaha!!!! Thanks, Giselle! :) That’s so true! And, nobody in my family can speak French(except my Grandma). So, they won’t know what I say!
            I have actually used this theory before. I call my siblings silly little names in French, and it drives them insane that they don’t know what I said. Though, the majority of the time, I am only calling them “little fish”! (:

          • Giselle Faber

            Yup, it sounds like the perfect way to get on someone`s nerves!! lol!:) Lol, I wish I could speak another language!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Well, you’ll be able to in time, right? I mean, you have to have 2 years language anyway…? Hey, if you learn French, I’ll help you out, and speak it with you! Then, no one will know what we’re saying to each other! (:

          • Giselle Faber

            Yup. I think so, I am not sure. Lol, that sounds so cool!!:) That would be fun!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Well, if you do learn French. Let me tell you, you will not regret it! I love every minute of learning that beautiful language! (:

          • Giselle Faber

            Thank You!!:) It would certainly be neat to learn it, sense I have always wanted to. I think it would kinda be cool to learn Italian too. It seems like such a …..robust….language!!:)

          • Emily McKinnon

            I have a friend who is hoping to learn Italian as well! And, my older sister learned Gaelic! And, now my younger sister wants to learn Icelandic! If it keeps up, no one in my family is gonna be able to understand each other! (:

          • Giselle Faber

            Wow, that is soooo cool that she learned Gaelic!! I would love to do that more than any thing else!! Lol, Icelandic, huh? Wow, you are right, you won`t be able to understand each other at all!!

          • Emily McKinnon

            Right? I’ll walk up to a sibling, greet them in French, then they’ll say something back in some crazy language, and we’ll have that awkward “yeah, I don’t know what you just said to me” moment.
            ……………that didn’t make any sense whatsoever, did it?

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