Dear Hate/////For All The Victims Of The Las Vegas Shooting









Dear hate
I saw you on the news today
Like a shock that takes my breath away
You fall like rain, cover us in drops of pain
I'm afraid that we just might drown






Dear hate
Well, you sure are colorblind
Your kiss is the cruelest kind
You could poison any mind
Just look at mine
Don't know how this world keeps spinning 'round and 'round






You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down in history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love's gonna conquer all





Dear hate
You were smiling from that Selma bridge
In Dallas, when that bullet hit and Jackie cried
You pulled those towers from the sky
But even on our darkest nights
The world keeps spinning 'round






You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love's gonna conquer all





Dear love
Just when I think you've given up
You were there in the garden when I ran from your voice
I hear you every morning through the chaos and the noise
You still whisper down through history and echo through these halls
And tell me love's gonna conquer all






Gonna conquer all




This is not my song. This song is by Maren Morris. She released it after the shooting. Please pray for all the victims and their families. 

-Lia







Whaaaa? It Is October?

Hi guys!

September was a fun month! Kat and I both started senior year the last week of August. Wheee!
We did not do well with posting this month. Sorry! But October should be better :)


Stats:
Of All Time: 6,718
Last Month: 497


Our Five Biggest International Viewers
United States
Spain
Germany
Russia
Thailand


Five Biggest International Viewers of all Time
Russia (In Russia! Land of Yesterday! #Anastasia)
Ireland
United States
Australia
Germany (haha take that Kat!)



Posts This Month


Sooooo


Just cause I can, I'm going to end with a bad joke

Why can't you give Elsa a balloon?




........


Because she'll let it go!



(hahahahahahahahaha)


LIA





Da Da Dah!

It is OCTOBER!

FASHION BOOTS! LATTES! work. School. Flu season. I am cold.


Our theme this month is a mixture between The Rosary and Fatima. 

Because the 13th is the 100th anniversary of the day the sun danced! 


Major Feast Days: 


Oct 4: Saint Francis of Assisi
Oct 5: Saint Faustina 
Oct 7: Our Lady of the Rosary
Oct 13: 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MIRACLE AT FATIMA
 Oct 15: Saint Theresa of Avila
Oct 18: Saint Luke
Oct 24: Saint Raphael
Oct 29: Feast of Christ the King   


Oh, and do you know why you shouldn't write with a broken pencil? 

Because it is pointless. 

(Much like my jokes) 

-Kat


WHO HAD THE BETTER JOKE? TELL US IN THE COMMENTS!

(Ps. I a, just a liddy bit competitive, in case you haven't guessed)

The Green Fields of France




 Well how do you do, young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside?
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun
I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done




I see by your gravestone you were only 19
When you joined the great fallin' in 1916
I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean
 Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?




Did they beat the drum slowly?
Did they play the fife lowly?
Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down?
Did the band play the post and chorus?
Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest?



Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory in shrine?
And though you died back in 1916
In that faithful heart you're forever 19



Or are you a stranger without even a name?
Enclosed  forever behind a glass pane
In an old photograph, torn and battered and stained
And faded to yellow in a brown yellow frame



Now Willie McBride, I can't help wondering why
Do those who lie here know why they died?
Did they really believe when they answered the cause?
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?




But the sorrow, the sufferin', the glory, the pain
The killing and dying were all done in vain
But, Willie McBride, it all happened again, and again
and again, and again, and again



Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest?



So, obviously, this isn't my song. I found this cover done by my favorite band, Celtic Thunder. I had no idea they did this song and I have listened to nothing else!!!!


-Lia

Time Flies When You're Panicking and Don't Want To Grow Up










(*Awww* So cute)







Can you believe that an ENTIRE YEAR HAS PASSED SINCE CGS STARTED? 

Because it has. 

And I am freakin' out. 

*Screaming* Me too!!

I mean, look: 
My first post (not counting that one creepy welcome post) was THIS.  
That's right! It's the "Try not to cringe challenge!"
(I failed)



My welcome one wasn't much better. *cringing so hard right now*
My first official post was just as bad *still cringing*

(Hey, Lia failed too! We all failed. Wow. [Comment if you failed too!])

I'd like to think we got better. :)

(Because she's a lovely positive person)

Wow, I still haven't wrapped my head around the fact that its been a year since we started.

Kat was talking to me one day and said, "HEY WE SHOULD START A BLOG!"  I didn't think much of it til she called me and told me she created it and now here we are.

I literally did. We mentioned it once, I got bored (this is how most of our crazy stories began) and then a created a gmail account and a blogger account, set everything up. And then I called her the next day like "Lia! I started a blog. Here's the account name and password." and she was like "Whaa?" 

(We do have a lot of crazy stories, we could probably write a book.)

Then she told me to write a welcome blog post, which I did. *directs you to cringyness up above*
It was so short but I didn't really know what else to say. 

(Yes. So you can blame me for the Welcome Posts. BLOGGING TIP: Don't make a welcome post. JUST START POSTING and then make a "About Me" page or something.) 

I remember how excited I was when we got our first follower. I'm excited for every new follower :)
Thank you for following us. 

I remember hitting 100 views, then 1,000. (we were going to post about that but....that didn't happen)
Then we hit 5,000 views!!!! Oh my word! 


So we started this blog and we were super excited and motivated! We're going to do all these posts! A bunch of Catholic Stuff. A bunch of girl stuff....

And then we never post anything.

Well, that's not true. I never post anything. Ever. 

And it annoys me since I'm very "A post must go up this day, at this time." 

And I don't post anything. 

(*is trying to fix this*)

Anyway...

This blog is kind of fun, since we're kind of blogging opposites? 

I like scheduled posts that come up at a certain time and on a certain day and Lia posts when ever she gets inspiration. 

I don't like anyone knowing anything about me or my personal life and Lia is a little more open with y'all. 

(And if that Y'all confused you....No. I am not from TX.) 

Every time she says something like "We should do a Q&A post! Or an "This Is What We Do In RL Post!" I kind of tense up like 
"No." 
"The people cannot know."
*small scream*
"No"
"Why"


Yeah, that's what she does :) Kat's an introvert while I am an extrovert. But I wouldn't change her for the world. (Which is a good thing, since I don't change. Classic. Timeless. Really really stubborn) There is no other person I would rather blog with. 

Do I have to say something nice and cutest about Lia now too? 
*blows raspberry*  
She knows she's awesome and means a lot to me and if somebody made her cry I would gladly kill them.

(Of course I would gladly kill a lot of people, so don't mind me)

Thank you all for coming on this journey with us, and I hope we continue to blog for many more years. 

We are also sorry that we drug you along with us all this time. If you carry something sharp in your pocket (or have good teeth) you might be able to sever the ties, but if not we'll be yanking you along for some time yet!


-Lia 
and Kat-




Quotes From Musicals That Give Me All The Feels/////I'M NOT CRYING YOU'RE CRYING

Hi guys!!

This post was inspired by Olivia from Meanwhile, in Rivendell. Her post is HERE 




"I don't know if I've been changed for the better, but because I knew you, I have been changed for good." 

-Wicked. (I'm sorry, Catherine!!!)


"We start with stars in our eyes. We start believing that we belong but every sun doesn't rise and no one tell you where you went wrong."

-Dear Evan Hansen


"No one deserves to be forgotten. No one deserves to fade away."

-Dear Evan Hansen



"Pitiful creature of darkness, what kind of life have you known? God give me courage to show you, you are not alone"

-Phantom of the Opera


"Trapped where there ain't no future, even at seventeen."

-Newsies


"Behold the brave battalion who stand side by side. Too few in number, and too proud to hide."

-Les Miserables 


"I didn't know she mattered to me, but now I can see, she does."

-Anastasia 

"And when my time is up, have I done enough. Will they tell your story?"

-Hamilton

"Don't be afraid to go on. Don't give up hope come what may."

-Anastasia 

"What's the good of being good if everyone is blind and you're always left behind?"

-Into the Woods


LIA

August In Review and Here Comes September // NO! I'M NOT READY!



*Wheee*
August is over and....


I'M NOT READY.
*distant screams*

(Please bare in mind that my section of the post was written after 11pm. My apologies in advance.)

Boring Stats time.

We had 6,300 Page views (At the time this post was written)  772 of those were from this past month.

Our Five Biggest International Viewers

Russia
Poland
Germany
Spain 
Ukraine  

(Hmmm. Cool)

Five Biggest International Viewers of all time

Russia. You know. Because it largest country? (Sorry. Geography fan here) 
And in a strange twist of luck, Russia actually IS our #1 international follower.
Followed by 
Ireland (Ha. Take that you brit.)
(P.S I am talking to Lia, who is of English decent. I am, of course, of the Irish blood. And German) 
Germany 
(My people!)
Australia
Ukraine 


Posts This Month: 

Monthly Devotions For August and A Look Into The Past (As in July) (Dual)

Awkward And Awesome: Besties (Dual)

Sister And Friend, One And The Same (Lia)

Rebellious Writing Tour/Website//////Sorry I'm So Late (Lia)

THE ANSWERS YOU SEEK (Dual)

Quotes #3 (Lia)


And as my time here scaring all of you comes to an end, I feel that I must honor tradition and give you a really, really bad joke.

Are you ready for this?


*clears throat*

Why do girls travel in groups of three?










Because they can't even. 








I'm not sorry!

-Kat




















-September-

September's theme is.... *drumroll please*

(Plays drop roll on table with pencils because I am such a good friend. -K)
 

Our Lady of Sorrows!


Feast Days in September

September 3: St. Gregory the Great
September 8: Birth of the Blessed Virgin
September 13: St. John Chrysostom 
September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows
September 21: St. Matthew
September 26: St. Cosmas and Damian 
September 27: St. Vincent de Paul
September 29: The Feast of the Angels 

Have a great September!!

LIA



Quotes #3

So I haven't done one of these in a while.

Here you go!































LIA