Thursday, May 25, 2006


I am now officially finished with school for my sophomore year. For some reason my Spanish class seemed to go on forever and ever, but we went out to eat and my teacher gave my whole class certificates that said we completed Spanish 1. It hasn't really sunk in yet that I don't have Spanish next week, but when Tuesday rolls around I know I'll be very thankful. :)

My summer is so full of things that I'm doing I'm almost afraid to write it out because I'll become overwhelmed. To begin with, I'm working at Highland Country Club and substituting at the Riviera Club as a lifeguard. I'm also the nanny of twin boys that live behind me on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Wednesdays I'm cleaning Dr. and Mrs. Blackwood's house. Hopefully I'll survive between these four jobs.

Next Thursday - a week from today - I am leaving for ECHO. It has come up so quickly and I'm only now starting to get things together. Last year I was much more prepared beforehand. My leaders are Ben and Laura Turner, Rochelle Moore and Heather Baumgarder. I am really excited because this year I get to be one of the "older, more experienced" people on the trip. I just know that God is going to teach me a lot and I'm looking forward to whatever he has in store.

I am planning on attending Covfamikoi in July, that will probably be a greatly needed break from all my work. I am excited because I've always heard so much about it, but I've never been that I can remember... most of you probably know my "drawer" story. :) I am also planning on swimming on the Riviera swim team as much as I can. I haven't been quite as faithful as I should be recently, but I'm planning on squeezing in as many practices as I can.

I probably should have posted this actually on his birthday, but hopefully he'll be surprised that I posted about it at all. My little brother Daniel turned 13 this past Tuesday. (I suppose since he is now thirteen I shouldn't call him my little brother.) I just want to say that I am really proud of him. He has grown up so much in the past year and I can really see God's work in his life. I love you Daniel! :)

This is quite a long post for me so I should probably end it now. Luv and miss you all!!!

Song of the post:
"This I swear" - Nick Lachey

Quote of the post:
"I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive your car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick - it even makes me rhyme. I hate it when your always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh - even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when your not around and the fact you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you all - not even close, not even a little, not any at all." - 10 things I hate about you


LeeAnn said...

Congrats on finishing up school!! do you find it scary that you only have two more years before you're off to college?? I shall be praying for you because you really do have a lot to do this summer. Hopefully we'll be able to spend a bit of time together, what with work and all. I've never been to covi either....and I really wish I could go, but I've already asked off from work for ECHO and I shouldn't do that to my boss. I plan on working as much as possible this summer. heck, I'm even missing out on my sisters graduation for work! you know, you've prolly told me that "drawer" story before....but I cant 'member it. Wanna refresh my memory? ;-) Happy Birthday to Daniel the 13 year old!! Is he excited about finally being a teen? Tell him I said he smells like a monkey...k? lol.

I LOVE that movie by the way. And I love you :o).


wowzers dat's a loong comment.

Daniel said...

Thx Ellie! Your a great older sister! Mary you probally smell more like a monkey then I do because your older :P

anabanana said...

hey hey hey u said comment so here i am commenting on here i got a blog and i am very very excited so comment on it ok and other people do it too ok and make sure u write you're name so i know who u are ok. by the way this is anna long see u later.

Stacey said...

Thanks for the comment Ellie! ;-)

Have you talked to anybody about your coffee idea yet?

Charity said...

i just commented on your xanga. But I'll commment on here, ,too. :-D sorry about the typ-os. I'm not btoering to ficx them. lol i am a bad typers tonight. hehe. anyway, i forgot to say that I'll miss covie, too, and I'm sooo glad that you get to go. I wish SO much i could hace the chance to go, though. *sigh* I loooove covfamikoi. you will hav a blast, i am confident.

ok this is really bad. sorry. i need to go to bed. i love you!

Nathan said...

Nick Lachey? Nick Lachey? What's next? Justin Timberlake? Enjoy ECHO! I wish I was going...

Becca said...

Happiness to Ellie for finishing school. I want to spend some quality time with you here soon, so you just let me know when you can fit it in your schedule.

Jamey said...

Enjoy ECHO, Ellie!