Monday, August 22, 2011

Moving and the 'New Girl'

Well it's been a real pain around here lately. We've moved and I unfortunately discovered just how much we've accumulated over the years! It's been an adjustment period around here, or so mom calls it.

Lissa and Rose weren't overly pleased about the move. I'm not entirely sure why but I over heard Rose talking about safety. Why our new place wouldn't be as safe as our last one I don't know.

Anyway, onto more important news! My mom finally got me bunk beds! I've always wanted the because I've always wanted to sleep on the top bunk. The bottom bunk is where my stuffed animals can live. Hey maybe now that we live in a bigger place, I thought that maybe we can get a pet. I think the bottom bunk would have been the best place for it to sleep.

Of course there was a catch. I get bunk beds, but I also get a room mate, that new girl I was telling you about. My mom finally told me her name, still warning all of us not to tease her about it because apparently she's very sensitive about it.

Her name is Princess Elegance Vienna Hayden.

My first question was whether or not she's actually a princess. Turns out she's not. Princess is her first name. Her parents are apparently very wealthy, my mom thinks that they inherited the money. 'Cissy' as her parent call her was named that way because they wanted her name to stand out.

Mission accomplished, I think. Anyway Mom says that Cissy gets teased horribly for her name and prefers to be called Ellie ( a nickname she took from 'Elegance), her parents really hate it because it's a 'common' name.

Anyway Ellie (Cissy?) has begged her parents for years to let her attend a boarding school, a NORMAL school. She's coming to live with us for awhile. She's going to go to the high school here. Anyway I feel like I'm making a mess of explaining this, but all I know is what my mom has told me.

Essentially: A girl named Princess is coming to live with us, she's going to share my room. She likes to be called Ellie, but mom calls her Cissy since her parents call her that.

I hope she's not a brat.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I'm back! Finally!

Hi guys! Most of you have probably forgotten who I am. :( I sure hope not! Anyway I FINALLY have internet access again and I found the camera cord!

How have things been in your neck of the woods?

We have a new housemate. She isn't a foster kid or being adopted. I guess maybe she's kinda like Lissa and Rose? Mom hasn't told me much about her yet except that I'm not allowed to make fun of her name? I wonder what her name is? It must be epic if Mom is warning me not to tease her.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Well I've been busy taking a ton of pictures lately, but naturally I've misplaced the camera cord. :( I asked mom and she told me that I'd have to find it myself since I was the one who lost it. Which is why I haven't posted. I had my heart set on posting some pictures! I hope I find it soon.

I guess this means I have to admit it. I am the exact opposite of organized! It drives my mom and some of my sisters nuts. Jenny and Samantha are super organized, they always know exactly where everything is! Even Lissa and Rose are organized.

My mom thinks it's laziness. :P I always argued that when things are messy I know where everything is! Of course the fact that I've lost the computer cord doesn't really support that idea. Ha!

Of course maybe Samantha decided to 'help' me by putting the cord where she feels it SHOULD be. Maybe I should look in the camera box?

Friday, March 25, 2011


Oh man it has been so long since my last post. Not by my choice either! Mom got super busy and then I sort of snuck online when I wasn't supposed to so she decided the best punishment would be me using the computer when she is around to supervise. Of course she was so busy that she didn't have TIME to supervise. How is that fair?

Anyway, the weather was warm for a bit and then the temperatures dropped right back down. Lissa and I had some time to hang out. She has been dying to try on my new outfit I got while I was gone. Somehow I got roped into a deal. Although I don't see how I 'won' anything in it. If I let her try on my new outfit, she would help me pick out something to wear. I was absolutely terrified she'd put me in something frilly or pink. Luckily, she made a nice choice.

And here is the beautiful Lissa.

Did you know that Lissa is my favorite sister? Funnily enough, she's not even a 'sister' she and Rose live with us and have for about a year or so. She's so pretty. Lissa is a nurturer, she loves to comfort people. I swear she can bring plants back to life and can always make us feel better when we're sick. She is such fun to be around! :)

I don't know a whole lot about her background. Lissa gets a bit anxious whenever I ask about her past, Rose just looks annoyed. Mom and Samantha know, but they tell me I shouldn't pry.

Here's what I do know about my best 'sister'. She's around 18 years old and is thin. She doesn't eat a whole lot, she sleeps during the day. When Lissa and Rose first came, Mom took some pictures of them out in the sun. Lissa felt sick after awhile and came inside. I don't know that I've seen her outside in the daytime since. I wonder if she's allergic to sun? There is a condition for that right?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What's In a Name?

People have always asked me about my name. Reagan. I never thought it was that strange of a name, but I do like the fact that it is somewhat unique. Not saying that it's the most unique name ever of course. The funny thing is most people have no idea why my mom chose the name Reagan.

Contrary to popular belief, she did not name me after this Reagan:

Would you like to hear about how I got my name? Well you're going to find out anyway! This is how my mom has always told it to me...

  I'm the youngest of the kids in this house. We're all adopted. Before adopting each of us my mom would decide a boy name and a girl name. It didn't matter to her which she got, or so she says, but she wanted to have names ready. Well after Samantha, Jenny, Josefina, and Lydia, she specifically requested a boy. In part she said it was because of how long she ended up having to wait between Josefina and Lydia. Sometimes it's not as simple as deciding to adopt and then BOOM next day you have a baby.
   For some reason none of the 'standby' boys names seemed fitting to mom. So she went to various websites and looked up meanings behind names. According to one website, she found 'REAGAN' which had it listed as an Irish name meaning, little king. "How fitting?" She thought, the first boy, he'd surely be the little king.
  Apparently I was quite a surprise to the doctors, my biological mom, and my mom. Everyone was under the assumption that I was going to be a boy. My mom had spent so long calling me Reagan in her head, she couldn't stand the thought of changing it. The irony being a historical book she was reading at the time had a girl named Reagan in it, who was also supposed to be a boy.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Late Nights and Bad Weather

Well, don't I feel silly now? Here I was whining about the snow, rain, sleet, etc that kept me from getting home on time and now look at what is going on in Japan! I don't feel quite so bad about our weather. The videos are horrifying and yet hypnotizing. I'm praying and hoping that those who are impacts are doing better and that the loss of life and suffering was small. It's also a bit scary to hear about the Nuclear Plants. Gosh.

It's late and I really should be in bed... if mom caught me she wouldn't be happy. But I swear my sisters sneak on at night, so why can't I?

Tomorrow is Saturday, I'm not planning on doing much but reading and relaxing. I'd love to go shopping or something, but mom plans on writing all day. She's trying to write a book, well actually a couple of books. She hasn't actually finished one yet though and gets a bit uncomfortable when people ask, I think she's like me. She just doesn't like to be pressured!

Does anyone have any fun plans for this weekend?

Tay, I hope you're feeling better!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

It is so nice to be back! I got in around ten last night. All my sisters were sleeping. The only people up were Lissa, Rose, and my mom. I think Lissa was more excited to see my new outfit than she was to see me. Just kidding, Lissa!

Here's a picture of me in my new outfit...sans the bandanna. I liked the bandanna, but I do like seeing my curls. I look a bit tired in this picture though. Lissa liked it so much she even edited it with sepia tones. :) Here is another picture, my mom took this one:

I haven't even thought of unpacking yet, but mom is already telling me I should! There's always work to do I guess.

I'm looking forward to being able to talk to Tay more now that I'm home!

The worst part about going home? Having to go back to school! I wish I was as old as Lissa and Rose, they go to college. It seems as though they never have anything to do but Rose swears that college is rough.