Land Hunting, Go Karting, and Birthday Partying

Hi everyone!

Phew, a lot has happened since I last wrote! First things first, we sold our house!!!! Now it’s time for the next chapter of our adventure. We’ve been looking at a ton of land. We looked at this one place that literally had a lake on the property! Seriously, a lake. How cool would that be?? There’s also a place that I really like. It’s got a couple creeks, a river, and it’s right next to a national forest! That’s one thing we want in whatever we buy; good water sources. We really want 100+ acres for our farm. I’m so excited to start farming! I know it’ll be a lot of work, but it will be great to provide food for ourselves and not rely solely on grocery stores.

After we signed the papers for our house, we went to Tennessee! I love TN, it’s beautiful. We stayed at a hotel with an indoor pool! My brother and I definitely took advantage of that the first day we were there. While in TN, we went on a few mountain coasters, which is a roller coaster on a mountain (hence the name, lol!). You get to control your own speed!   We’ve been on the mountain coasters before, but this time we got to do one at night. It was pretty cool because the whole thing is in lights and you can’t see where you are going, which makes it even more exciting! The only problem was that it was SO COLD. My fingers were numb by the time we were finished.

We went to this super good donut place in Pigeon Forge called The Donut Friar. They had a lot of different donuts but my favorite was this chocolate one with white frosting in the middle. It was so good. I think I got about three of those! They were cute because they all had different pictures on top made with frosting. Some had smiley faces, others had hearts, and there were also bear paws. I think I got one of each.

We went go karting and I am now obsessed. They were so much fun! My dad liked being able to let his inner race car driver out and he actually ran right into me and made me spin all the way around! Good times, good times. I won the first race, and my brother won the last one. We drove two different courses. The first one you just kept looping around and around, and the second one was more like a regular race track. We all preferred the regular track so we did that one twice and the loopy one one time. There were a lot of other people on the normal track. On the normal track we were the only people, so we had the whole track to ourselves!

My dad, brother, and I racing. That’s me in the front

We visited this restaurant in TN a couple of times called Holston’s. It was so good! I just wanted to eat there every day😂 They had the best burger.

After we got back from Tennessee, my awesome family threw my brother and I a surprise birthday party! My mom made these really awesome cookies ‘n’ cream cupcakes and we also had a taco shaped piñata full of goodies. My mom and dad got me an instant camera which I have been wanting for a while now, and my dad got my brother and I a carburetor for our four wheeler we’ve been trying to fix. My aunt and uncle got me some more film for my camera, and my other aunt and uncle gave me a Wal-Mart gift card which I used to buy a super cute comforter and quilt set.

One of the amazing cupcakes my mom made. Isn’t it beautiful?

I’ve been drawing a lot more since living in the camper. I tried drawing a realistic eye for the first time, and it turned out pretty good! It didn’t look super realistic, but some of my friends gave me some tips on how to make it look better, so I’m excited to try again!

Some more drawings I have done:

Girl with glasses…was going for an anime type thing, did not achieve anime type thing.
Girl in dress. I had a really hard time getting the light reflecting off the hair just right

That’s all for this one guys. Thanks for reading and see ya next time!

~Lilly Bug 🥰


  1. Have you ever moved before?
  2. Do you like to draw? If so, what’s your favorite thing to draw?
  3. Do you like go-karting?

Author: Lilly Burke

Hi! I'm Lilly. Some of my likes include: baking, drawing, painting, coloring, traveling, reading, writing, blogging, and penpalling 😊

12 thoughts on “Land Hunting, Go Karting, and Birthday Partying”

  1. Really sounds like a wonderful adventure! I can’t wait to see your home grow!
    I have never been go karting before; this makes me reeeaaally want to try it!
    Goodness, every time I see that cupcake, I get hungry. I’ve been dying to make that recipe.
    I love your drawings, especially the eye. Keep going!

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    1. Thank you, Rosie! You should definitely try go-karting. When we go on our huge road trip we’ll go 🤣
      I know, the cupcakes are so good! Definitely make the recipe, they are the BEST.
      I’m hoping to try some more “realistic” drawings soon, hopefully they turn out well! Thanks for your sweet comment 🥰


  2. Hi Lilly, I read your post and I must say you sound very professional for your first time. Your drawings were great, hey I love drawing too, and the whole post was interesting and informative.
    Keep writing, please!

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  3. Lily, I like your eye! With a little practice I think you could get REALLY good, You have a lot of talent!
    Yes, I have moved several times! Never to a different state or anything big, but I think since I was born I’ve lived in 5 different houses!
    Yes, I LOVE to draw! I love drawing movie characters, and I’ve been doing that for the last few years! I actually have a blog of my own, and I was thinking about uploading some of my pics but was a little nervous to do so, your art has given me the courage to do it!
    I LOVE go-karting! We went to Tennessee for vacation last year, and most of my siblings and I got to ride it! IT was AWESOME!
    I really like your blog, and I’ll definitely subscribe to you!

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    1. Hannah, thank you for reading and I’m glad you enjoyed it! You’re really sweet ❤
      Wow, 5 different houses, that's a lot!
      You should definitely upload your drawings! I bet they're awesome. I will be reading your blog and looking out for pics!
      I know, go-karting is THE BEST!
      Thank you for the sweet comment and for subscribing!


  4. I just thought I would randomly comment to see if you had another blog planned! I really enjoy your blog and can’t wait for your next post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Hannah! I’m working on another post right now actually! It takes me forever to write lol, but I’m trying to be more consistent! Hopefully, this post will be a little more exciting because I’m going to start doing some challenges! Thank you for checking in!

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