Sunday, November 27, 2005


I have had a busy, but wonderful break. Friday night I got to hang out at Starbucks with Sara and Jessica. We got caught up on what's been going on in each other's lives. I miss you while your at college Sara! Saturday I was at church almost all day. I got there at ten to help Mr. Brown cook for the wedding and I was there till around seven cleaning up. He taught me how to decorate pineapples with strawberries and surprisingly they looked beautiful when they were done! I didn't get to see any of the wedding, because I was in the basement the entire time but I'm sure it was beautiful! :) After the wedding Ana and I went to Starbucks and Wamart then we went and saw Chicken Little. We laughed through the whole thing, but it is mostly dumb movie! :)

Verses of the post:
"May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send help." Psalm 20:1-2

Song of the post:
"Incomplete" by the Backstreet Boys

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Today was a good reminder of the things I am thankful for. My family went to my Dad's sister Sharon's house in Southern Indiana. It was a good time, and I got to spend some time with my Grandpa. He had a stroke when I was seven and he's been in a nursing home for the past five years or so. Today was the first time in a while that I was really able to talk to him, even if it was only about how he was feeling and how I could help him. I am so thankful that I do remember what he was like before he had the accident!

I am thankful for: (in no particular order)

- Family, both immediate and extended.
- Friends, I know I'm really weird and I am so thankful for my friends who put up with my weirdness and who forgive me for my mistakes and who stand by me no matter what.
- People who talk sense into me. This kinda goes along with ^_^, but I do a lot of dumb things and I am so thankful for the people who take the time to talk it out with me and set me straight.
- Love.
- My church, for all the problems my church has, I wouldn't be the person I am today without it. - My bed and pillow. :)
- Being warm.
- My car, even though its really ugly, I'm still thankful that I have something to drive.
- Music - I don't know what I'd do without it!
- Shoes! (something random here)
- You - even though I might not even realize who reads this post, I am thankful for you, whether or not I know you and whether or not you know me.
- Angels, I want to meet one someday! :)
- God.

Song of the post:
"Calling all Angels" by Train

Quote of the post:
"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. " -George Elliot

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Yo extremamente cansado.

I don't even know if that makes any sense. Its supposed to say that I am extremely tired. The past couple days have been really busy and I am really looking forward to having a couple days off for Thanksgiving. But it won't really be that much of a break because I still have Spanish on Tuesday. Anyway this is boring, so I'll tell you about my weekend.

Friday afternoon was worldview and right after that, Grace, Beth, Ruth, Danny and I went back to Noah Judd's house for a game night. It was a lot of fun, we played imagine-if, scatories and bolderdash. Unfortunately all the girls had to leave at 6 because Ruth and I were going down to the Blackwood's and Grace and Beth wanted a ride home.

Once we were at the Blackwood's we got to see their rooms and then we went down to the basement and watched "signs" and "raise your voice". It was fun, we had a bit of screaming and I think we made "signs" a lot scarier then it really is. We went upstairs around 12:34 and went to sleep around 1:15. I was pretty tired.

Saturday morning - we had chocolate chip pancakes and bacon. Yummy! :) Then we got dressed and Mrs. Blackwood drove us to deals and to goodwill. Charity and I tried on so many outfits, most of them were hideous and/or too small, short, tight or big. We took pictures and I think Charity said she was going to put them on her blog/xanga, I would like to put them on mine, but Maria has my camera at the moment.

We went to McDonald's for lunch and then straight to the Southside church were I got to see some of my friends who go to Southside. My mom drove Ruth and I back up to Northside, but we didn't get to go to any of the leaf rake. :-( I was so tired after I made two pies and so I took a nap in the afternoon, then I just hung out on the computer listening to music and went to bed.

Today was our church luncheon. The food was really good and Ruth and I got to practice her songs. I really wish some of my lyrics had music at the moment. I really want to sing some of the stuff I wrote, but when I try to sit at the piano and write a tune it turns out awful. I am not very talented musically.

Question of the post:
Which is worse?
Getting your tongue stuck on a pole
Getting your head stuck in a bucket

Song of the post:
"Listen to your heart" by DHT

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


It was snowing this morning! I was sitting in the car and I could see the snowflakes coming down on the windshield and then melting. They were so pretty and it made today much less depressing. Some days I absolutely love storms and gray days... but this morning it was so cold, I got my coat out and I was shivering. I love winter - don't get me wrong, but its much nicer when its cold and sunny.

Right now I am writing a paper about Odysseus for Worldview. (technically I am updating my blog, but I'm also writing the paper.) While I'm on the subject of school if you guys could remember me in your prayers because I have alot of school to get done right now and I'm not being very constructive. I am also somewhat depressed because of something else in my life right now, so I'd appreciate the prayers!

Quote of the post:
"We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again."
-Source Unknown

Song of the post:
"So Cold" by Breaking Benjamin

Monday, November 14, 2005


I wish I would have never put that Willy Wonka song on my blog. It is the most annoying thing in the world!!!! (okay maybe not THE most, but it comes pretty close.) So basically the reason I am updating is so I can change my song. Great reason... huh? :)

Wisdom Builder classes are over till January. Its a really weird schedule where we only have classes for eight weeks, then a break and another eight weeks. Only thing that's not fun about having this break is that my Algebra teacher still gave us homework... she says that if we didn't do any the entire break we wouldn't remember any when we came back. But I'm not quite convinced that would be such a bad thing. Anyway not having composition class gives me much more time to work on my Spanish, which by the way is going quite well. I'm starting to really enjoy class because I can actually understand stuff. :)

Quote of the post:
"Death and honor are thought to be the same, but today I have learned that sometimes they are not." -Colonel Munro from the Last of the Mohicans

Song of the post:
"Have you forgotten" by Darryl Worley

Friday, November 11, 2005


Even though last time I put something from the newspaper on here it didn't turn out that great, I still thought this was really interesting and kinda weird.

You are a geek if . . .
-You have studied an artificial language
-You have created an artificial language.
-You have worn two or more watches at the same time to keep track of multiple time zones.
-You have corrected a professor in class.
-You have indexed and catalogued any personal collection.
-You have quoted Yoda in conversation or debate, at least semi-seriously.
-You have been a game master.
-You have been to band camp.
-You want a real light saber.
-You want a 100-sided die.
-You want to take over the world.
-You wear your shirt tucked into your underwear.

If you answered yes to more then three of these questions you should visit this website, you can create your own geek code! And just in case any of you were wondering, I did not answer yes to any of these questions, I just find it highly amusing to read.

Wednesday night my family watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I had heard from alot of people that it was really weird and that I would hate Johnny Depp afterwards, but I didn't. I thought it was a very well done movie that showed how great families are. I thought Willy was halarious. Anyway that's about all I have to tell you all! Luv and miss you!

My favorite quote from Willy Wonka:
Charlie's Grandma: "You smell like peanuts. I like it."
Willy: "You smell like old people.... and soap. *pause* I like it." :)

Song of the post:
"Wonka's Welcome Song"

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Last night my mom picked up "Captivating" from the library for me. You might have heard of "Wild at Heart" for guys, well Captivating is for girls - about how to unveil the mystery of a women's soul. One thing I absolutely love is that Stasi quotes movies, books and poems. She uses examples of Aragorn and Arwen, as well as examples of real people who have real problems like us. But in the end she (and her husband John) bring it all back to the Bible and God. I've only had time to read a small section of it, but I already love it and I recommend it to everyone, even the guys.

Quote of the post:
"I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far - I will find you." - Nathaniel to Cora in The Last of the Mohicans

Song of the post:
"Cry" by Mandy Moore from a Walk to Remember

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Today was church. Pastor Fairs preached from Genesis 8 "God remembered Noah." It was really good. We also had a special man named Little Bear Wheeler come and speak during Sunday school. That was interesting, he spoke about the Piigrims and talked about some of the customs are and things they wore, etc.

Ruth recorded the song "why," and I am attempting to learn how to sing it. I am excited for us to actually write and record some songs. :) After service we went into the old building and practiced the two songs she recorded for me. Our voices are different so she kinda has to transpose the song into a different key, but its so pretty. I wish I could play the piano like her, she makes me feel somewhat untalented. Sometime once its very natural to sing and play it, we might ask James if we can perform it for Small World Cafe. That would be really fun! :)

Quote of the post:
"Oft expectation fails and most oft there Where most it promises, and oft it hits Where hope is coldest and despair most fits. - William Shakespeare

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Tuesday morning I babysat my neighbor and I watched part of Cinderella with her. I hadn't really thought about the words to this song for a long time, so I thought I'd let all of you think about it with me! ;)

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you will lose your heartache
Whatever you wish for you keep
Have faith in your dreams
and someday, your rainbow will come shining through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you just keep believing
The dream that you wish will come true
A dream is a wish your heart makes
when you’re feeling small.
Alone in the night you whisper
think no one can hear at all.
You wake with morning sunlight to find fortune that smile on you.
Don’t let your heart be filled with sorrow
for all you know tomorrow the dream you wish will come true.
The dream is a wish your heart makes
The dream is a wish your heart makes
You wake with the morning sunlight to find fortune that smile on you.
Don’t let your heart be filled with sorrow
for almost in tomorrow the dream you wish will come true.
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you just keep believing
The dream that you wish will come true

Love and miss you all!! :)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


This past weekend has been really busy. Friday night and Saturday morning I had my Rivi swim meet. I swam the 400 Individual Medley, 500 Free, 200 Free, 50 Free, 200 Breaststroke and the 100 Backstroke. I was signed up for more events on Sunday, but I didn't swim them. It was actually a lot of fun, I was nervous, but I got best times in every event minus one.

Saturday night was our church hayride at the Koss's farm. We sat on haybales and talked forever, then the hayrides were fun and taking walks in the dark is a blast! :) Towards the end though, I was getting extremely tired... and I was so happy to crawl into my bed that night.

Sunday was church. Pastor Johnston preached in the morning from Genesis and Pastor Fairs preached in the evening about Faithfulness. I was convicted that I need to be more faithful in doing my quiet-time. My problem is I just do it when I have time, not at a set time every single day. You can pray for me that I would find a time that will work well.

Yesterday was Halloween. My little sister Jessica and I carved pumpkins all afternoon. I can remember doing that when I was little, and how getting my hands all slimy pulling the seeds out was so cool, and now Jessica is the same way. :) You should have driven by our house, our pumpkins looked so cute from the road! :) I ended up going over to church to watch "Luther" with people from our church. That was an okay time. If you haven't seen that movie I recommend it, I've seen it like three or four times, so it wasn't that exciting for me.

Today I have to babysit all morning, then I have a Spanish test. I come home from that go to practice and then work from six to nine. It'll be a long day, but I'm actually looking forward to it, because when I'm busier I tend to get more things done faster. :)

Quote of the post:
"If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there." - Martin Luther