31-Day Blogging Challenge: Days 15 & 16… And Tablet Pictures

Hi everyone! I can’t believe we’re already more than halfway through this challenge! I’ve decided that from now on, I’ll be doing these posts every other day, because it’s becoming really tough for me to do this every single day. So that means today I will be doing both day 15 and day 16.

First off, I’ll be sharing with you all what ten of my favorite foods are. So, let’s get started!!

Day 15-My Favorite Foods

1. Chicken Tenders (or any kind of chicken)
Most of the time when my family goes out to eat, I usually order chicken tenders\fingers. They’re just so good! The delicious breading on top, the yummy meat inside…and some honey mustard and ketchup to dip the things in! And, of course, you can’t forget the french fries! Yum!
I also really like fried chicken (delicious!!!), and anything chicken-related, really. My mom makes the best barbecued chicken. πŸ˜‰

2. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
I make grilled cheese for myself all the time. It’s actually pretty easy to make… and I add my own little twist to it…;) Plus it tastes delicious!

3. Seafood
My family has seafood for dinner a lot, mainly either shrimp, tilapia, or flounder. It’s all so tasty!

4. Hot Dogs
This past week, we had hot dogs for dinner several times, and I never got tired of eating them! They are so many ways to enjoy them: with mustard, with ketchup, with relish, with cheese, or just plain. πŸ™‚ With that many options to choose from, how can you get tired of them?? And with our hot dogs, my family sometimes has some tasty macaroni salad, which brings me to number 5….

5. Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is basically just macaroni noodles, cut-up peppers, and things like that mixed in mayonnaise. It’s a great dish to have on hand at a summer barbeque, because it goes great with hamburgers, hot dogs, or really anything!

6. Brownies
Seriously, who doesn’t love brownies? They’re so delicious and chocolatey and fudgy and just all around good! And they go great with ice cream!

7. Ice Cream
Ice cream isn’t just great with a brownie or on top of apple pie- it’s wonderful on its own, too! I love all kinds of ice cream- chocolate, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, and especially fudge brownie! You just can’t go wrong with ice cream!

8. French Fries
When my family goes out to McDonalds or another restaurant, I always love having french fries with my meal. It’s always so much fun to dip them in ketchup or mustard….and then gobble them up! πŸ˜€

9. Spaghetti
I always know we’re going to have a good meal when my family has spaghetti for dinner. I love pouring the sauce over the noodles, sprinkling cheese on top, and then mixing everything together. And you sure can’t forget the meatballs and garlic bread! πŸ˜‰

10. Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are by far my favorite kind of cookie. In my opinion, the more chocolate chips on the cookie, the better! These go great with a big glass of milk, too. πŸ™‚

Alright, well, those are 10 of my favorite foods! Now let’s move on to day 16-when I get to talk about the best thing that happened to me this year. πŸ™‚

Day 16-Best Thing to Happen This Year

This is a pretty easy one for me, actually. The best thing to happen this year was definitely when I started my blog-on March 13th, 2015. If I had never done that, I probably would never have met all of you amazing people. You all make me feel so good about myself, and it’s so much fun to talk back and forth with you through the comments. πŸ™‚ I really don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have all of you as internet friends. ☺

Okay, well, I guess that just about covers it for now! But before I go, here are some pictures of my brand new tablet that came on Friday.

Please note that in order for me to get this tablet right away, I agreed to give up my allowance for a couple of months, until I’m able to pay the price of this tablet off. My parents are very generous and nice to make that deal with me. So I just want to say, before we get started with this little introduction, thank you so much, Mom and Dad! I really appreciate this. πŸ™‚

image

First of all, this is the box that the tablet came in. πŸ˜‰

image

The awesome cover! I love the fact that it’s lime green. For some reason, my tablet didn’t come with a case, so we had to order this separately. But we got a great deal on this case, so I’m very happy that I was able to get it. πŸ™‚

image

Here’s what my tablet looks like when you open up the case. Isn’t it so adorable-looking? It’s a 7-inch tablet, so it’s on the small side, but I love it. I think it’s the perfect size!

image

Here’s a comparison picture with my old tablet and my new one. My old one (which was a 10-inch RCA) looks like a giant compared to my new tablet. Plus it had a keyboard and was sooo much heavier than my Acer. I definitely do not miss the bulkiness of my old tablet, and I surprisingly don’t miss the keyboard as much as I thought I would. The on-screen keyboard I use now is pretty nice. I sometimes even use voice text, which means you just talk at the screen and your words show up on there without you having to type anything! I’ve used it a little in my recent posts, and it sometimes gets words wrong, which is why you may have noticed some silly mistakes on here. πŸ˜‰

But anyway, yes, I am absolutely thrilled with my new tablet! I think it’s worth giving up my allowance for a couple months, don’t you? Besides blogging, I also use this tablet just for fun stuff, and also for my schoolwork. So, yes, I’ll really be getting my money’s worth out of this. I really hope it lasts a long time!

OK, that’s it for today. Have a great rest of your Sunday and stay cool–it’s hot out there! πŸ™‚

31-Day Blogging Challenge: Days 12 and 13

Hi everyone! So sorry I didn’t get another post up until today–the past few days have been busy, and both days, by the time I had a chance to post, it was pretty late. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, today I’ll be talking about my proudest day. So let’s get started!

Day 12-My Proudest Day

OK, my proudest day happened only a couple of months ago. In English class this past school year, I had to write a research report. I decided to write mine on golden retrievers and all the things they do to helpΒ people in needΒ (you’d be surprised at how many different jobs retrievers have!!). Before I wrote the final draft of my report, I was instructed (by our homeschool curriculum) to write a first draft of the entire thing. I would then mail this first draft to our curriculum’s graders, and they would proofread my report and give me suggestions on how to make it better.

I worked super hard on this first draft. I got books from the library, looked up information about Golden Retrievers on the Internet, and so much more. The report was pretty difficult to write, not only because I had to really think about what I wanted to say, but also because I had to make lots of footnotes, and list every source I used in a long bibliography. I had to use so many index cards (for my sources) that it was ridiculous!
I even worked on the report into my spring break (which started the Thursday before Easter). I remember sitting at the dining room table on Good Friday, with my index cards spread out all over, sorted into piles. I was totally exhausted, but I really wanted to get my report done so I could enjoy the rest of my break without having it hanging over my head. I was so close to being done, too!

Finally, the day before Easter, I think, I finished my first draft of my report. I printed it out and mailed it off to the curriculum graders not long after, wondering what they were going to think of my work.

About two or three weeks later, I was out with my dad and sister at the library. I was waiting for my dad and sister to be finished up, so I called my mom at home just to see how she was doing. She told me that she had some good news for me: the woman who had graded my report had just e-mailed my mom. This woman told her my report had been so good, that she was counting my first draft as my final grade for the assignment…and that my final grade was an A-plus. I was absolutely thrilled!! (And so was my sister, because the same thing had happened with her first draft. πŸ˜‰ )

So, yes, that was my proudest day. All of my hard work really had paid off. πŸ™‚ And you know what’s even better? I don’t have to write another research report this year! πŸ˜€

All right, I’m also going to be sharing with you the meaning behind my blog name. πŸ˜‰

Day 13-Meaning Behind My Blog Name

OK, I think I might have said this in another post, but I’ll say it again just in case. πŸ˜‰ I blogΒ  about a bunch of different things-American Girl, dolls, food, music, stories…the list goes on and on. And these things are all happy, fun topics that I really enjoy talking about. πŸ˜‰ So that’s the “everything fun” part, of course. My name is Sunny, and since I’d be talking about all these fun things, it made sense for the blog to be called “Everything Fun Under The Sun”.

Okay, that’s it for now, but later I’ll be back to tell you all about a difficult time in my life. ☺

Oh, and my new tablet came today!! :mrgreen: (I’m using it now to type up this blog post, in fact.) So expect a post about that soon, too!