Sunday, July 31, 2005


I guess I'm due for an update. My life is so busy right now, which makes it go by so fast, I wish for once I could slow it down and make the end of summer last forever. Do you ever wish you could rewind life and change the things you did? I do. Do you ever want to go back to a certain time in your life and never move on? I do. But God doesn't work that way, and we have to learn from our mistakes.

On to bigger and brighter subjects, I want to start a band. Actually that would be Ruth and I. We already have our first song, titled Why? by Ruth Enas and Zachary Blackwood. So if you have any musical talent and would like to join our band just leave a comment. :)

Quote of the post:
The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music. -Jonathan Edwards

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Today was an awesome day! I went to practice as usual, Therese is at sectionals so Suzy coached which was different. Then I went and helped with camps, so I'll be doing that all week, anyway I had a blast playing will all the kids, they are all so cute. I had a window of 2 1/2 hours before I had to guard, so I came home. Then I went back and guarded, but there weren't very many people and I got taken off rotation to watch this cute little boy named Nate, who goes by Nature Nate. Isn't that cute? Jessica and I went off the boards after almost everyone else was gone and then Michelle let us leave early! Oh, and chef Fred gave us bread sticks, they were really good! :) Overall it was a really wonderful day. I miss and luv you all!

Quote of the post:
"Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities." -Aristotle

Verse of the post:
"For nothing will be impossible with God." - Luke 1:37

Monday, July 25, 2005

100th Post!

I know in my profile it doesn't say that this is my 100th post, but it really is. I've had my blog for over a year - I got it when I came back from ECHO last year. I know I haven't been very faithful, but I am glad I got one and I'm glad all my friends have them too! :) Its such a good way to keep up with everybody I don't see often.

Today it was really hot at the pool, the temperature is like 93, but the humitity is like 105 or so someone told me. I think I got slightly burnt, but there were several people who got worse then me. Its quite surprising how tired you get from just sitting out in the sun all day. Whenever someone wasn't in a chair, my boss had them walk around with cups of water, and right now I'm thanking God for air-conditioning. :)

Thanx to Nathan for the music - I couldn't figure out how to put the media player on my blog, and he did it for me! Now I just have to figure out how to change the song, but I don't think that will be too hard!

Quote of the post:
"The pool is a great place to be on a hot day, unless your a lifeguard."
-Michelle Viehmann, a fellow lifeguard

Song of the post:
"Unusually Unusual" by Lonestar

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Update -

I guess its time for an updation.

Yesterday - I went to practice. Then I came home and Ana Liza Platt picked me up and we went shopping and out to lunch. It was really fun, but sometimes duty comes before fun, we kinda had to cut our time short for me to go to work. Work was fine - kinda hot, this might sound mean, but I had fun putting these 4 little boys in time out. :) I think sometimes I'm a kinda mean lifeguard. After work I came home, my dad bought a car, its a Toyota something, I don't really like it very much. Before bed I watched "Les Miserables" with my mom. Its a really good movie and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it.

Today - I'm working 10-5 and then 8-10. It'll be a long day - I'll probably come home in between. Hopefully it won't be too hot. I'm trying to think if I have anything else to post. Oh, my mom and dad have cell-phones and we're not very happy with it so they want to renew their plan, but its not up till September. So they got me/the kids a prepaid cell phone. So now you can call me!!! :) E-mail me if you want my number! :) Luv and miss you all!!!

Quote of the post:
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
-Charles Dickens

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I know...

I know what my life purpose is
I know where I'm going when I die
I know when I sin God's not happy
I know why Jesus died
I know how much that means to me

I also know that people don't really like to comment unless I update, and they also don't like to comment unless I comment on their blogs, most people return the favor, and I'm sorry if I haven't been commenting alot recently as most of you know I'm kinda busy. Today was about the usual - except that after work I went to the RCA championships with Sara and Jessica Young and Bekah Nelson. It was fun, though I'm not really much of a tennis fan. Weeeellll, that's about all for tonight. Goodnight - I Luv and miss you all!!

Quote of the post:
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
- Anonymous

Monday, July 18, 2005

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Today -

The things I've accomplished today -
1. I woke up on time, and went to swim team.
2. I came home and cleaned my room.
3. I succeeded in taking apart and putting together a table in a reasonable amount of time.
4. I found my little sister when she disappeared for a while.
5. I went to swim team again
6. I did my best and had a good attitude

I really don’t know if those are considered accomplishments, but oh well. Sometimes swim team really does feel like an accomplishment, especially today. I am really tired, and I’m literally falling asleep as I type. Oh, and I said I would post a picture of our new kitten – for one day her name was MJ, but now her name is Margaret, not exactly the name I would pick, but its cute. I luv and miss you all!!!

Quote of the Post:
As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. – Anonymous

Saturday, July 16, 2005


Hello people!
The thunder is rumbling outside, like it has been for the past several hours or so, its so amazing. The weather has been so random recently, one minute is sunny and then it suddenly gets cloudy and it pours down rain and after it stops it becomes extremely hot and humid. Right now that's not happening though, its just raining, and I did my absolutely amazing thing again - I jumped on the trampoline in the rain. You should all try it.

Anyway today I woke up and Mom took me to the bank, I put most of my check in my account, but I cashed some of it. We stopped at Target on the way home; I bought a new boom-box and a pink wallet. My mom wanted to get her hair trimmed so we stopped and I decided to get mine done too, it doesn't look that different but it feels better. :) Tomorrow is our church luncheon, so my brothers and I helped set up all the tables at church, and when we came home I made two pies for it. Oh, and about 2 this afternoon our power went out, a tree apparently fell on the wire, so we didn't have power till 5 at least. And then I babysat this evening, and I had to update before I went to bed, so that's about it. Luv and miss you all!!!

Question of the post:
What is your view on wives taking their husbands name when they get married?

Quote of the post:
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
-Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Long Day...

I woke up at 5 am. Sat at the computer and drank my coffee, then I walked outside and got the newspaper, read the comics - woke up my Mom and then she took me to swim team. We swam from 6:30 - 9, and then did weights for half a hour. After practice Mom picked me up and I came home and ate. I then got ready for my ortho appointment at 11:40, which was both positive and negative. I have TMJ – it’s a jaw thing, I’m not going to explain it, but basically my jaw does a lot of popping and sometimes it’s very painful. I had a lot of x-rays done, and I’m schedule to go back for a consultation soon. I’m excited to get it fixed, but it’s probably going to be very expensive – so I guess we’ll just see what happens. Anyway I was there getting my x-rays done till 2:30, my Mom picked me up – then I picked my swim team and work stuff up – and she dropped me off at Rivi. Technically I was supposed to work from 3 – 8, but today was a very rainy, overcast day – so they didn’t need me at 3. I went to swim team, 3 – 4:30 and then Terry said I could work from 5 – 8. Not a very long shift, but at least I got some hours. From 7 – 8 I sat on the island, there were basically these two guys swimming laps for-ev-er! Anyway that was one of the longest hours in my life. Mom picked me up, I ate here at home and now I’m updating.

I love being busy, though I really think my busyness would be a lot easier for my mom if I could drive – I should make an appeal to the president, probably more likely the governor that home-schooled children should be allowed to get their licenses when they turn 15, but of course the parents would have the choice to allow their children to, or not to….. Another dream unfulfilled. *sigh* oh well.

I think I’ve started rambling, which for me that probably is a bad thing. So I'll be done - I luv and miss all of you!

Verse of the post:
“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God”
- Hebrews 3:4

Quote of the post:
“Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it.”
- C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


I feel like I need to update, though at the moment I can't think of anything I should update about. It feels like everybody is gone - mostly to Covie, and yesterday the swim team when to King's Island. I didn't go to Covie - obviously - and I didn't go to King's Island. :( So I guess I'm in a sortof depressed mood. I woke up in the middle of the night, and it was raining so I sat and watched the rain. Then I read Psalm 56, and cried myself back to sleep. If you all could please pray for me right now I would really appreciate it.

On to bigger and brighter subjects - We named the Kitten MJ, though I didn't even know that until I asked my mom this morning. Everyone needs to come over and see her eventually, she is really cute. Yesterday I finished the book "Phantom of the Opera" I liked, everyone I talked to told me I should just see the movie, but you know how usually the movie isn't as good as the book? Well, I think the book was really good, obviously they couldn't actually sing in the book, but it made the whole story a little less confusing. I don't know about anyone else, but I thought the movie was somewhat confusing, especially when you see it for the first time.

And that's about it.

Verses of the post:
"When I am afraid I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?" -Psalm 56: 3-4

Quote of the post:
"But above all things, dear brethren, study to practice in life that which the Lord commands, and then be you assured that you shall never heard nor read the same without fruit." -John Knox

Saturday, July 09, 2005


I don't know if any of you guys heard what happened to our cat Kelly... basically there were these pit-bulls that came to our house because of our chickens, my brother called 911 and the police and the animal control came and took care of them, but they killed all our chickens and Kelly. You can go to his blog, to see pictures. ( just scroll down ) Anyway I had talked to Maria Blackwood about taking one of their kittens, so last night our whole family went over to the Blackwood's and had dessert, swam, Charity and I had a nice long talk and then we brought home this beautiful little gray kitten. We haven't named it yet, so if any of you have ideas, we'd appreciate it. :) Anyway that's my news for today or for yesterday. Oh and as soon as Daniel comes back from Covie I can put a picture of the kitten on here! :)

And one last thing - everyone needs to tell me what they think of my backround, I'm trying to learn how to do it, and this was just a random picture I found that I thought I could make it work. Anyway it might be changing again in the near future... just tell me what you think! :) Luv you all -

Quote of the post:
"When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers."
-Kikuyu Proverb

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Today was my day off. It was really nice; for once I could just hang out at the Rivi and just play around. Andrew and I biked down at like 10:30; we went off the diving board and down the slide. Ed - one of the swim instructors - bought a kayak, so we played with that in the pool. I was going to buy us lunch, but I didn't have any money with me and they wouldn't let me put it on my tab because I wasn't on duty. Mom picked up Andrew at 12:30, then I hung out with Chris till swim team. All the people in the office had a cake for Ingrid because today was her 72nd birthday, I got in on that, and it was really fun to surprise her! :) Then I went to practice, it wasn't that hard, kinda boring actually, but oh well! After practice all the swim team people went off the diving boards, it was alot of fun! I love diving boards!!! :) And I really want to have a party, but I don't know if I'm allowed. I'm going to talk to Therese about it! :)

Here's the song I've had in my head all day, I was kinda bugging Chris because I keep singing it, the same part over and over... and over and over! :)

Gone - by Switchfoot
She told him she'd rather fix her makeup
than try to fix what's going on
But the problem keeps on calling
even with the cell phone gone
She told him that she believes in living
bigger than she's living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
and upside down

Don't say so long, and throw yourself wrong
Don't spin today away, cause today will soon be

Gone, like yesterday is gone,
Like history is gone
Just try to prove me wrong
And pretend like you're immortal

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every day we borrow brings us
one step closer to the edge, infinity
Where's your treasure, where's your hope
if you get the world and lose your soul?
She pretends like she pretends like she's immortal

Don't say so long, you're not that far gone
This could be your big chance to make up
Today will soon be

Gone, like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
The world keeps spinning on
You're going, going, gone
Like summer break is gone,
Like Saturday is gone
Just try to prove me wrong
You pretend like you're immortal.

We are not infinite
We are not permanent
Nothing is immediate
We're so confident
In our accomplishments
Look at our decadence

Gone, like Frank Sinatra, like Elvis and his mom,
Like Al Pachino's cash, nothing lasts in this life
Gone, my high school dreams are gone,
my childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn't last for long.

Life is more than money, time was never money
Time was never cash, life is still more than girls.
Life is more than hundred dollar bills and roto-tom fills,
Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills,
All the riches of the kings end up in wills
We've got information in the information age but do
We know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?
She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow brings us closer
to the God who's not short of cash
Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked
Life is still worth living, life is more than what we are.

Quote of the Post:
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
-Mary Manin Morrissey

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


*sigh* I did it again, and this time it is much worse. Yesterday I spent the whole day at a lake, in my bathing-suit, in the sun! I am horribly, terribly, awfully, can't describe it, burnt. My face is really red, and it hurts to move. So now that I've informed all of you, I'll stop complaining!

I have had a very nice week so far. Sunday night, a bunch of people came up from Southside, it was really nice to have them, especially since they came on the night we had refreshments! :) I had a really good talk with one of my friends - God's really been teaching me a lesson, there was something I wasn't content to let God have control of, but I've given it to him, so please keep me in your prayers.

Tonight I went to a Birthday Party for Elizabeth Enas. It was really fun and there were alot of people there! She had no idea that all of us were coming over and we really surprised her! :) Anyway I don't know when I'll see most of you people again, since almost all of you are going to Covie - I wish I was going, but I'm not. So I'll have a good attitude! :)

"Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Hello -

Here's an overview of my weekend:
Friday -
I didn't have to work, but I went to swim team from 6:30 - 9:30. Then went out to breakfast at the Illinois Street Emporium and hung out at Rivi till about 11:30. I came home and slept for an hour, then went back to Rivi to pick up my pay-check! My mom and I went to the bank and cashed it, and on the way home we stopped and got drinks for symphony on the prairie. I took a shower and got ready, and then my mom decided that her, Daniel and Jessica were going to come too. We got there early and so we walked around the village with Bekah. It was really fun, until certain people started yelling at us on the phone *cough* Allen *cough*. J/k. we walked back over and found them, then most of us walked back to the cars to get all the food, we rode the trailer thing back... and then the bottom of this back broke. We were all laughing, and Allen ate all the chips off the ground. :) Somewhere in the middle of this we found out that they were giving away free starbucks shots, we all had a lot and I personally had like 15. They were really good! :) More people got there… and we played volley-ball and rolled down this hill. I got dared to see if I could summersault up the hill, and I did. Then the concert started. I have to admit, I didn’t really listen to very much of the concert, I was talking and dancing. Some people *cough* Zachary *cough* Nathan *cough*, wouldn’t come dance with us. We watched the cannon’s go off and then the fireworks. It was really fun, I wanna go again!  I also received an awesome CD from Andrew; it’s him playing the piano. I’ve listened to it several times since I came home, and actually I’m listening to it right now!  We didn’t get home till like 11:30, so I read and then went to bed.

Saturday –
I slept in till like 10:30 – which if you consider what time I usually get up, that’s pretty late! Anyway, Philip and I went to Kast-a-ways with my mom. I bought a new suit, cap and goggles. Philip bought flippers. Then I went to work, and Daddy took me out to dinner afterwards. I read till 11:11… kissed my knee and went to bed.

And that’s my weekend. This afternoon about 4, Beth Long and I are going to work on picture posters, I was asked to also make an ECHO one, so we’ll be working on that. I wish I knew what was going on tomorrow. I’m supposed to work from 1-5, and I don’t think I can get out of it, so I don’t think I’ll be going to the Owen’s, but we’ll see. Anyway this has turned out kinda long – so here’s my quote:

Quote of the Post:
It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides. -Jane Austen