Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last post...

published on July 28, 2011. (Scared ya, didn't I? hahhhhh) Uhhhh that's like, really bad.
I'm going to try to start blogging again.
I'm posting this because maybe if I actually post something, I'll start blogging again!

Goodbye for now....

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Uhm. Hi!

It has been FOREVER since I posted last. Like, almost a month. Craziness!

I was just reading, the Bible, and a verse really stuck out to me and I was like "I should write this down in my notebook or something" and then I was like "HEY! I should BLOG it! Because I haven't blogged in forever!" 

So I was reading in 1 John 3:11-24 (I'll post it. Don't feel like you have to read it, but if you WANT to, GO for it! :)

11 This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

The verse that REALLY stuck out to me was verse 18. "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 
I just want to live that out today. I want to love with my actions and in truth. 

That's all. :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Welcome

Friday is a day when tons of people sit down for five minutes and WRITE on a subject. Then they all link up over at thegypsymama.com :)

This week's topic was "Welcome"

Welcome to our home. Welcome to America. Welcome to the USA.
Words I've heard a lot of in the past week.
Claire is here. My new French sister. I love her dearly. She's a sweet girl, and we get along oh so very well.
Her English is great, and my attempts at mimicking French are horrible.
It was a joy to welcome her.

Welcome is more than just a hello. Welcome is a feeling, a feeling of belonging. A feeling that the people around you WANT you to be around. A feeling I long to give people, a feeling I long to feel.
All anyone wants is to be welcomed, right? I could be wrong, but that's my opinion.

Feeling welcomed can be the best thing in the world. A "WELCOME" from a family member you haven't seen in a long time, or that you just saw, can give you that warm fuzzy feeling that nothing else in the world can. It's a feeling of being loved, no matter how much time you've been away. A feeling of... well, welcome!

Welcome is a feeling that this blog post brings. Just being able to write for 5 minutes is welcome. Even when I should be doing other things at this late hour, writing is what I needed. I haven't written in a long time. Writing feels welcoming.

Summer is welcome as well. Being slightly lazy, getting my exercise on, swimming, sunning. All welcome things in my busy, crazy life.

That's all for me :)
Welcome to my blog ;)

I'm linking up here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Short Update

Hello to my readers... however few of you there may be!

Not a whole lot has been happening at the Yackerz abode. I worked a bunch last week... it was pretty uneventful. Thursday I had my Akron U orientation and got my classes (Psych and Sociology) scheduled. One of the girls that I kind of got to know over the course of the day is in one of my classes! So that's good.
Saturday I worked a 9 hour shift, which was LONG, but not super eventful. Lots of cleaning.

Sunday was Father's Day. We did music at church. Got Subway for lunch... Played Bananagrams and Wits and Wagers. Walked up and down the street, since it was supposed to rain/storm. And we watched Inception. Which is a GREAT movie. I think that we need to buy it. Kaite had to work, though, which stank. But we had a good time.

Monday... yesterday... uhhh... I slept in. Ate lunch (yes, I got up that late). Went swimming, took a shower, cleaned. Ate dinner. Went to Tarbucks/the plaza with Kaytee and just chilled. We walked up and down our street for about an hour. It was awesome. I love her a whole lot. :)

Today I got up and ate breakfast... did a few things for BK, went swimming, took a shower, ate lunch, and now I'm blogging!

The rest of the day will be something along the lines of this: Finish this blog, clean up my room, read Emma, hang out with my family, annnnnd yeah! We're celebrating Father's Day for realz (aka dinner/dessert) tonight since Kaite had to work on Sunday.

Tomorrow Claire is coming! CRAZY! So exciting, though.
In case you didn't know, Claire is Kaite's host sister from France (aka Katie stayed with their family while she was in France)

So I guess I'll get started on that list of things I need to/want to do!

Thanks for reading, even though I'm terrible at keeping this up!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Random Thoughts

It's been a long time since I last posted!

Like, a week or two.

That's not okay.

I feel like not a lot has been happening, though. I finished school... I'm working some... not a lot this week, but some. I babysat yesterday for 4 kids. Well, 2 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.

I want to go swimming today... at some point. Because it's really hot outside. Like, our air conditioning is on. Hah.

I think I might eat lunch, read for a bit, and then go swimming. Sounds like a plan to me!

Tomorrow... I babysit and work from 5-close. Friday I babysit all day. Saturday I work from 3 or 4-9.

So yeah... not a whole lot is going on... I'll try to update more often!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Five Minute Friday - On Forgetting

Every Friday I try to take five minutes out of my day/evening and write. For five minutes flat. And then I link up over at The Gypsy Mama with all the other "Five-Minute-Friday-ers"

This week's topic is On Forgetting.

Forgetting is so easy to do. Remembering is the hard thing. I can forget what I did yesterday, and I frequently do. But why is it so easy to forget the important things that happen? The things that God has done for me? How he has changed me. Why is it so easy to forget?
Those are the things that should be remembered. Those are the life changing, forever impacting moments. Those should be remembered.
Just today I was talking to my Mom about LT (Leadership Training) this summer. We talk so much about logistics that it's easy to forget to think about and anticipate what GOD is going to do for a week. It has nothing to do with me. I need to remember to anticipate what God will do in my life and in the lives of those around me; what he will do in the lives of the people that he so dearly loves and gave his only son for.

Why is it easy to forget that I am in this world to share Him with others? At work especially. It's so easy to get caught up in... working. I forget to make sure that I'm serving cheerfully and have a positive attitude and am not being rude or snarky. I feel like I still need to apologize to one of the managers for the tone of voice that I used at one point tonight. She probably doesn't remember, but I do. She probably didn't even notice. Should I forget? What are the things you should forget? Is it okay to forget things like that? I guess I'll ask God and if she's working tomorrow maybe I'll say something. But she probably forgot.

Why is it easy to forget? When is it okay to forget? Those are my questions.

Whew. That was a great topic!

I'm going to go to bed now. Goodnight!

I'm linking up right here!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I'm tired.
Dance was good tonight.
I think this is all that this post is going to be.
Six lines.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Update


Just so y'all know, one of my summer goals is to blog every day. I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't, but it's on my list for every day.

This weekend was BUSY. But it was super fun!
I posted on Friday, right? Yeah. I did. Okay.
Saturday. Got up and moseyed around. Got ready for work. Worked from 11-3. Came home and ate. Meme&Pops were here. We sat around outside and talked and caught up. It was super fun!
We got Chiptole for dinner, which was delicious. After dinner we went for a walk. When we got home we played Wits&Wagers which is a SUPER fun game! :) We also watched an episode of Chuck (Chuck vs Agent X) which was AAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZIIIINGGGGGGGGG. Chuck is just SO GOOD. I'm so sad that this next season is the last one :( But I'll live.

Sunday we did music at church, which went well. After church we came home for about 5 minutes (probably a little bit longer) and then went to Canton for a bridal shower! It was fun :) After the bridal shower I was home long enough to grab a bagel and keys and then went to the very end of the Youth Leadership meeting that was going on... which turned into PROM planning committee meeting! :)

We prayed a little bit and then hung out and chatted and ate and whatnot. They played this fantastically funny game where we came up with different scenarios and people had to come up with break-up lines in like, 15 seconds. QUITE funny.

Brandon talked about warning signs in a relationship. It was really good. (We're doing the Summer Lovin' series at The620.) To see the videos (from past weeks and eventually this week!) go to http://vimeo.com/live620!
After youth group, I dropped Kaylala off at her house and came home. Meme and I watched the Billboard music awards a bit and then Katie, Hannah, Mom & Dad got home from their walk. We sat around and they ate their Frosties. Eventually we went to bed. And that was my day!

From 8:30am-8:30pm I was home for less than 15 minutes. Just a fun fact. Hah.

Today has been... normal?

Got up, ate breakfast, Meme&Pops left, I read some of my history, took a shower, caught up on blogs, ate lunch, watched a bit of The Sound of Music, read over my physics stuff that I'm taking a test on, and now I'm blogging. I should really go over the test w/ Mom... sooo,
Adios for now!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Five Minute Friday - When Seasons Change

Five Minute Friday is an opportunity to write for five minutes flat on a topic each week at The Gypsy Mama.

The topic this week is When Seasons Change.

When seasons change, I look around. I see the beauty in everything. Things are changing and becoming different, things are becoming new. Winter into spring is a beautiful change of season, and Spring into Summer is even better. To me, summer is relaxing and stress free. But Summer itself is changing. This summer is a change in season for me. I have a job. I'm starting to take on more responsibilities. I have my drivers license. People, it seems, are changing too. The people who are in my life, the people who are most important to me. There are people who will always be important to me, but things are changing.

Last fall-into-winter was a season change that brought about changes in my life. Winter-into-spring brought about its changes too. I'm looking forward to seeing what these next season changes will bring with them. Will I like the changes? Will I accept them for what they are, or will I stomp my feet and complain to God that that wasn't what I wanted. Who knows. Only God, I guess. 

When seasons change I see God differently. What will he look like during this next season? Will he be friend, father, lover, Lord, King? What will he be to me.

Only time will tell as the seasons change.

Thank you for changing seasons and me, God.

I'm linking up here!


Time to update from Wednesday before work to now.
Wait. Laundry is calling....
Done! :)

Sooooo Wednesday...  Went to work. Worked. Was fairly uneventful. Had to do some e-learning for barista and the new celebration that's coming out soon :)
I made my first cafe mocha by myself. Closed by myself-ish. Had some help, which was good. I really need to learn how to take the bagel slicer apart and put it back together. That would be good. It seems like Allen is the only person who knows how to take it apart/put it back together.

Came home. Ate a little bit. Took a shower. Went to bed.

Thursday morning James came over for breakfast. He was here when I got up. Kaite was making pancakes. Whitney was still here. So we had a little party at breakfast :) The pancakes were good except for the fact that Kaite forgot to put the salt in. Oops. I was eating one of the first ones and was like, this doesn't taste quite right. I went through like "did you put only wheat flour in these," "did you put sugar in these," and that was really about it. But we put peanut butter and syrup and sometimes powdered sugar on them. DElishus.

I did some school... or tried to. James was doing some KaRen stuff, Kaite was doing her class online, Hannah was... helping James and... doing I don't know what else, Whitney was watching videos or something. We ended up watching part of the That Choir Thang Variety Show from 2005. Crazy stuff. Katie and I also ran up to the plaza about job scheduling stuff.

James left before lunch because he was having lunch with his dad. We ate lunch kinda late... I don't remember what I did after lunch. Hm. Oh well! haha
Dinner was quiche, delicious! After dinner we went for a walk and then had a surprise Mother's Day since Hannah got home on Mother's Day weekend. Katie made a cake and we had ordered some books that Mom had wanted. For fun we played Wits and Wagers which was really fun! And then we watched an episode of Chuck-Chuck vs the Family Volkoff. I think tonight we're going to do pretty much the same thing! I know the next Chuck (and maybe the next one after that!) is going to be watched tonight.
After all that it was time for bed. I sat in bed and read a few chapters of the next installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Goooood books.

This morning I got up and ate breakfast. After brekkers I mowed the yard. Took a shower. Caught up on blogs. Ate lunch and watched Glee. Did some schooool. Talked to Kayt about prom pictures tomorrow. Did some more school. Drank an Icee and talked with the girls. Played the piano some. Did some laundry. Now I'm blogging and waiting for laundry to be done. Yay!

Dinner tonight is Bubble Pizza! I'm excited because we haven't had Bubble Pizza in a LONG time.

Today is also FRIDAY which means Five Minute Friday! So look for that later :)
Until my Five Minutes are up,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just another Manic Wednesday... Wait, that's not right.


I've been kinda slacking on the blogging front. It's something I'm hoping to do more of over the summer. It's on my daily to-do list.

Life has been good.

Monday I didn't have BoW... because school is pretty much over! But I had a dentist appointment and went to the library, bank, and grocery store with Mom.
When we got home I had lunch and watched The Biggest Loser from a couple of weeks ago. I babysat in the afternoon... which was fairly uneventful. After that I ate dinner with the fam minus dad (because he golfs on Monday nights) and then headed off to dance! "Dance on a Monday?", you say? Yes. Dance on a Monday. It was a makeup class for one of the crazy snowdays that we've had.
I came home and... relaxed for a bit? I don't remember. Took a shower, went to bed. You know the drill.

Tuesday morning... got up... did school... Watched Make It Or Break It.
Thennnnn *drum roll please* we had a girls tea thingy! Yeah, I should have a better name for it, but I don't. But we had coffee and cookies and chocolate covered stuff. Annnnnd yes. We talked about life and whatnot. Annnnd.... after that... I don't remember what I did, honestly. But we ate dinner and then headed out to the Falls. Mom&Dad had a meeting, Katie was meeting with a couple of friends, and I had dance. On a Tuesday. Like normal. Came home, took a shower, went to bed.

Wednesday! Aka today.
Got up, ate a little bit, did a couple days worth of physics, and a couple days worth of history. Ate lunch. One of Katie and Hannah's friends, Whitney, is over for the day... she got here during lunch-time, and we talked and whatnot, ate, watched this video of Katie reading something... that was really funny... to her. It was actually quite hilarious. She was laughing until she was crying. Good stuff.

Then we went on an up-and-down-the-street walk because it looked like it was going to rain. And it did indeed rain.

Hannah and Whitney (who will be referred to from here on out as "The Crazies") went out in the rain. I went on the porch and took pictures of them. They're crazy.

Annd now they're talking. Annnnnnd I have to work soon. So. I shall be done for now.
But I hope this was a fairly good, comprehensive update!

Until later,

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Today was a good day.

I got up, ate breakfast, got ready for work, and went to work.
Work was CRAZY. It was so so so busy! It was the first Saturday morning/afternoon I've ever worked. I did work last Saturday in the late afternoon/evening.

But yes, it was crazy busy. I feel like I used up all of my words for the day in the 5 hours that I worked. It was actually kinda fun. There was definitely a lot of talking and voiding involved.
If you come to Panera, I'll try to get your order the first time. Just be patient. Gimme a little bit of time :)

After work, I came home and ate my jalapeño cheddar bagel and drank my Dr. Pepper.

Ermmmm........ yeah.

The Karen girls were over... we played Apples to Apples for a while.

They went home around 5:30...

We had grilled cheese for dinner, and now we're watching Chuck (third episode of the night!), and I had half of my pecan roll that I got today. So yes. It has been a gooood day.

Tomorrow is church and youth group and some more Chuck probably...

I'll try to keep up the blogging!
Later my readers!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Deep Breath

Five Minute Friday. A time to WRITE for five minutes flat, post what ya got, and link up over here.
Go check out the other Five Minute Friday posts, too!

Today's prompt: Deep Breath

Deep breath.
Honestly, I'm taking a deep breath as I jump into this post.
I haven't blogged in 12 days. That's almost TWO weeks, people! I'm such a slacker.
But taking deep breaths helps me slow down.
For example, I take deep breaths before going to work, before diving into the craziness that is the bakery-cafe I work at. I love that place. But I'm taking deep breaths just thinking about my shift tomorrow. It's the first lunch shift I work, and I'm nervous. I'm afraid I'll make a mistake. But when I think that way I need to take a deep breath and let my Savior lead me. He'll drive out my fear. He'll help me not make mistakes. I firmly believe that.
Deep breath.
I take deep breaths before I dance, before I perform. The recital is coming up and sometimes I just have to take deep breaths. Deep breaths are calming. Deep breaths slow your heart rate and stop your blood from pumping quite so hard.
Deep breath.
I take a deep breath as I try to suppress jealousy and ugly feelings. Take a deep breath and let it all go. Let the negativity out with that deep breath.
Take a deep breath. Right now. Calming, isn't it?
Deep breaths make me think of a sleeping baby... that little stutter in their breath, that deep sigh. Sometimes I wish life were like that... that I could be a baby again. Wouldn't that be nice?
But alas, I'm a teenager. A teenager with a busy life and a busy schedule who sometimes needs to STOP. And take a deep breath.


Thanks for taking the time to read my five minutes of word vomit! (That's about what it feels like... haha!)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just because I can...

White Rabbit. :)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just wanted to let you know

I'm alive.
And busy.
But I should have time to post tomorrow.
I hope all o' y'all's weeks are going well.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Ridiculous Tuesday Update

I'm tired, oh so tired, today.

Yesterday was... interesting.

I got up and got ready. I was running a leetle beet later than I wanted to be.
I was planning on going to McDonald's at 9 am for their hiring day. I was also planning on checking back at Panera before I went to McD's. It was about 9:15 by the time I left the house. I was all dressed in my interview clothing, ready to interview at McDonald's. I went into Panera and asked to talk to the hiring manager, who I knew was working yesterday because I checked to see when he was working on Monday. I asked him if he had had time to look at my application. He asked what my name was, I told him, and he was kinda like "oh..." and told me to wait a minute. He came back and we sat down in the restaurant area and he asked me a few questions (if I was related to Hannah, what I did when I worked for Mr. H, if I had a car, where I'd want to work, etc).  He told me that he had like, 5 other interviews that day, but he'd "probably hire [me]," but he had to interview the other people. His last interview was at 3:15, so he'd call me after that.

I went to the car and called Mom&Kaite and told them what he said. They said to come home and we'd wait for his call and if it was negative, I could still go to McDonald's and get an interview there.

SO. I came home and Katie and I got started on dipping stuff in chocolate. There is way tooo much stuff to list. If you're seriously interested, I'll make Katie do a "guest post" about the chocolate. :)

I went to lunch with BK @ Chipotle, which was delicious. We shot a video after lunch which involved multiple places and me in a body bag. I will post the link to the video once it's done :) It was fun. Despite the fact that I had to get in and out of a body bag about 7 times. In multiple public places. It'll be a good video. (You'll never see me, but you'll know that I'm there. Ha!)

After all that, we dipped more chocolate... I was on facebook for a while.

And then the phone rang.

The caller ID didn't say that it was Panera, but I answered it. It was indeed Panera.

B, the manager, never straight up said "you got the job," but he asked if I could come to orientation and Planet Bread (their training program) on Saturday. UH YEAHHH.
SO that was exciting!
I called Dad and told him... and then Meme and told her... and then Hannah and told her. Hannah definitely had the best reaction! She screamed and (by her description) ran across the street in glee and jumped in a puddle for good measure! So funny!
But we'll be co-workers this summer. And it'll be suuuuper awesome. :)

After all that shtuff.... I got ready for dance. Ate dinner (leftover Chipotle). Went to Urban Vision for ballet from 5:30-7, and then jazz and modern. I came home and crashed. I was exhausted.

And all of that activity yesterday made me suuuper tired today.
This lovely, crazy, hopefully-well-written post sums up my crazy getting-hired-getting-shot-in-a-body-bag-with-a-camera Tuesday.

Adios my readers!

Monday, April 18, 2011

This should probably have a title, huh?

Hannah told me that I have to keep blogging until she's done with school.
SO I continue to blog.

Saturday was... fairly boring. I read a whole lot. I went to Panera with BK for a bit to go over Easter stuff. Then we went to the AIRPORT and picked up KATIE! Then we came home and ate dinner and generally relaxed. We also ate cupcakes.

Sunday morning I got up and got ready. Kayla's family picked me up and we went to church. Sunday school was good. And then church. Yes. That was good too.

When we got home we ate lunch (birthday lunch) and I opened presents and we played BananaGrams, which I had just opened. Then it was time for Hannah to go back to Kent and me to go to The620 stuff.

I headed to Green Valley for Easter Sunday practice. Played guitar for a bit while waiting for people to get there. Sam and I traded songs (haha) and then we practiced. And then I headed to Kayla's house and they gave me a ride to youth group. Youth group was good. We planned a few things and got through our study.
I got home and then called BK to let him know how many more people were coming to Space Pirates vs Na'vi. He said they were still at the church, so I headed over there again and helped them shoot a video for God.Bar. Came home... relaxed a bit. Went to bed.

Got up this morning. Ate breakfast. Got ready for the day. Went a bunch of places with Kaite checking back at places jobs wise and picking up applications. We came home, ate lunch, filled out applications.
I babysat... annnnnd yes. We ate dinner, cleaned up, and went on a walk.
Now we're finishing watching You Again, which is a brilliantly funny, well cast, movie!

And then bed. And then McDonalds tomorrow morning bright and early for their hiring day. And then checking back at Panera. Woooooooo. Yay job hunting!

A'ight. I'm out for the night.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Birthday Party

Hey-o! Yesterday was my birthday. It was a faabulous day!

I got up and did school... Opened my card from Meme&Pops... talked to Meme&Pops! Did school and more school. Mom went to the grocery store and then came home and we unloaded stuff and then we went to Tarje and got Icees for lunch (along with leftover quiche!). We had quiche and icees for lunch and watched part of Despicable Me. And thenn I worked on my paper a bit. And then I decorated cupcakes! Here are a few pictures of them:

The caramel colored frosting is peanut butter! Delishussss.
Then people arrived! Sean, Allie, Carrie, Nathan (and Jeff), and Adam came. It was a fun time!
We played Apples To Apples for a while, ate dinner, went to the basement and watched some YouTube videos (haha) and then played Spoons. And then we ate those cupcakes. They were gooooood.
After dessert we went downstairs again and played fooseball and more Apples to Apples. And then people left. It was a funtabulous time overall! Those people are funny. I like them. We should get together more often!

And that was the gist of my day! It was quite fun. And now I'm going to go finish working on my paper.
Hope you're having a lovely Saturday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another catch-up!

A'ight, so you want to hear how life's been? It's comin'!

Friday, which I didn't really post about, was good. Did school, packed, babysat.
Saturday can be found in full here.
Sunday I got up and went to music practice. Did the usual Sunday-church-gig.
We went to a newer family's house for lunch, which was fun. We had pizza and generally just chilled and talked. It was quite fun!
We came home and I basically dumped my stuff/rearranged my stuff and headed out again for Nazirite DNA, Prayer&Worship hour, and youth group at The620.
After The620, we had a meeting about Easter Sunday (Sunrise service, baby! I'm probably going to shoot myself for agreeing to help with that... it means I have to be up at like, 6:15 on a Sunday morning...) and whatnot and then we cleaned up and Erin and I threatened to drink Brandon's iced tea... b'cuz we're cool like that. (And apparently Brandon can steal a girl's heart by using the word "privy" in conversation! Erin and I had a talk about that Wednesday... 'tis about to be hilarious up in here. (WOW. I'm white.))
Came home... Sunday night... finished writing my paper (rough draft) that was due on Monday and headed to bed.
Monday: Got up, went to school, did homework/whatever in study hall, ate delicious Matzo-Lasagna, had classes, came home, babysat, ate dinner, watched Chuck, went to bed.
Tuesday: Got up, discovered that Mom was sick :( I did school, went to Urban Vision (I drove, however Dad was in the car with me.) I taught ballet... and felt very inadequate as a teacher. Lauren took me to my dance classes. Danced for 2 hours. Came home. Got stuff together for Mom for Wednesday. Went to bed.

Wednesday I got up and went to Spanish and then came home with Adam&Sean. Went to the library, but realized half-way there that I didn't have Mom's library card. The lady at the library was slightly... ticked off at me for not having a card. (She had to look at my drivers license to get my last name and I had to confirm Mom's first name, yada yada yada.) I got an application for a library card.
After all that good stuff I came home and ate lunch. Then did some schooool. (Mom didn't teach because Mrs. J told her not to. :) Annnnnd I had bible study. That was goood. Dinner is always fun... I usually sit around Erin, Sam, Sarah, and Sam's family. Here's something y'all need to know: Sam hates the word "moist" and naturally, I work it into conversation as much as possible. Last night at dinner we were talking about words that bother us, and of course, Sam doesn't like "moist." Someone else doesn't like the word "glisten" and so on and so forth. I mentioned, mentioned, that I don't like it when people say "aks" instead of "ask" and so OF COURSE Sam starts "aksing" me a bunch of questions. I told him I was about to AX him. But it's all in good fun. Sort of ;)

Another random Wednesday night thing is that Erin will turn styrofoam cups inside out. She got Sam started on this and he basically turns every cup inside out plus some. Last night we had paper cups. I said something along the lines of "it's a bummer you can't turn your cup inside out" and he was like "challenge accepted." He turned his cup inside out, ripped it. Got a second up, successfully turned it inside out. I told him he should drink something out of it. So he did. I had already gotten up and gone to the room where we have our bible study, so he came and stood right outside the door and just took a drink from his cup. I busted up laughing and his dad, who was sitting next to me, got concerned. It was very funny.
(And it might have been a "you just had to be there" moment... we'll see.)

Bible study itself was really good! I love the people in my group. They're awesome.
After that I came home and watched American Idol and Breaking In and went to bed.

Today I got up, did school, ate lunch, did more school, babysat, ate dinner, went for a walk, showered, and watched American Idol and The Office. The Office was hilarious tonight! Will Ferrel and Steve Carell shouldn't be allowed to be on a show together. It's too funny.
Tomorrow is my birthday. 17. Nothing too exciting happens at 17. I can drive more than one non-family-member in my car? Yay? haha.

I don't have to babysit tomorrow, which was S's birthday present to me! haha (she still paid me. I like her!)

So. I shall now post this and go to bed. It's been a long recap, so it seems! It's not too bad looking over it again ;)

I'm looking forward to tomorrow and Saturday! (You should really do yourself a favor and go listen to this, this, and this! Amazing cello stuff!)

That's all for me!

Lil Sibs Weekend

Last weekend was an exciting one, however I'm a terrible blogger and haven't recorded it here! We (Me, EDD, EDP, ELT, and ENT) went to Kent State for what the title of this post clearly states: Lil' Sibs Weekend!
It was SO much fun!

Friday after I got home from babysitting, I finished packing up all my stuff and Mom, Dad, and I headed to Urban Vision to pick the girls up! On the way there (about half way), we realized that we had forgotten the release forms that their parents had signed and it was going to be impossible to turn around, get the forms, and get back in time to pick the girls up and get to Kent on time to get signed in.

So we decided that we were going to try to print some more and have their parents sign them again.
We got to Urban Vision and picked the girls up, Dad ran in and started the process of printing the papers. It took longer than expected, but we still managed to leave Akron around the time that we thought we would. And their forms got signed! So no worries there.

We got to Kent and picked up Hannah at her dorm and then headed to Eastway to sign in. It was CRAZY busy, however there was no one in the S-Z last name sign-in line! Which was a miracle. So we got signed in, got wristbands, and headed out. We started handing out t-shirts and realized that they had given us the wrong t-shirt sizes! So Hannah and Mom ran back in an got the correct t-shirt sizes and then it was off to dinner!

We ate at the Student Center (aka The Hub) and it was delishus. After dinner we said goodbye to the 'rents and headed back to Hannah's dorm where there was some Wii goin' on. We were a leetle beet confused and played Ninja for a while, but then Hannah realized where we actually needed to be, so we relocated and played Wii for a little bit. After a while more people showed up and Hannah and a couple of the girls had gone to a friend's room down the hall, so the few of us who were left relocated to P's room and hung out there for a bit and did some arts/crafts. So that was fun! P is an extremely nice person who knew the girls from Urban Vision.

After we left P's room, we went back to Hannah's room and got ready for bed and watched Despicable Me/fell asleep. I was in the "fell asleep" category. College will kill me. I'm quite certain of it!

In the morning we (Hannah and I!) slept in as much as possible and then got up and ate breakfast in Hannah's room. After brekkers we headed out to Centennial Field where some stuff was supposed to be happening. There was sand-art, pictures, and a face-painting station. Around 11 there was a guy from the Akron Zoo there with a few animals, so we saw that. He had a python (GORGEOUS), a parrot (very funny and cute, however I would never want to own one), and a scorpion (whose sting was less lethal than a bee sting! Interesting, eh?).

After all that stuff we headed back to Hannah's room to get changed for SWIMMING, what EDP was so excited about!
They all got changed (Eh Ler and I didn't because she wasn't feeling well) and we headed to the Rec center. We ate lunch there (we had tickets for a free lunch... which consisted of a hot-dog, a bag of chips, and a can of pop. Yay?) and then Eh Ler and I walked back to Hannah's room and watched Alice In Wonderland. After that, Eh Ler took a nap and I had a quiet time and watched part of How To Train Your Dragon.
They got back from swimming around 4 o'clock and showered and whatnot and then we headed to DINNER.

We ate dinner at Eastway with Michelle. We talked and laughed a whole lot! There was a group of h2o people eating there as well, so Kait and Maegan came over and talked to us for a while.

We sat in our corner booth after dinner for about an hour and played cards and then headed to the Kiva for Tangled!

We stood in the lobby for a while because they hadn't opened the doors yet. Yes, we were early, but we didn't want to not get seats. It had seemed like a lot of people were going to see Tangled, so we wanted to get there early. They opened the doors and we sat down (three (EDP, EDD, ENT) in front of three (Me, Eh Ler, Hannah) so we didn't take up as much room, or w/e). Hannah Yurk came and sat by us... she also knows the girls from Urban Vision! (It was crazy how many people they knew hah!)

We watched Tangled, which was AMAZING even the third time around. I love love love this movie and hope that I receive it tomorrow for my birthday!
It was fantastic.

After Tangled we headed to the car where Mom and Dad were waiting for us! We went back to Hannah's room and gathered our stuff and went home.

It was a great, tiring weekend full of laughter!
And that's that for Lil Sibs Weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Life Update

I'm really horrible at posting these days now that I'm not doing NIPTO! Sorry about that...

I last posted about the concert on Friday.
Saturday I got up and ate breakfast and then went to Green Valley for Youth Leadership with Brandon and Erin... and that was everyone who was there. But we got a lot planned and then Erin and I straightened Brandon's hair. It looked gooood. But he got it wet and it got curly again. :(

That afternoon I came home and ate lunch with Mom, Dad, and Meme. Meme left and Mom and I talked to Kaite over Skype for about an hour, and went through her closet to figure out what to throw out before she left France.
In the evening Mom&Dad's small group came over and Kayla, Alexis and I babysat. It was fun to hang out with them and watch the kiddos.
After everyone left I'm pretty sure I went to bed. haha

Sunday morning... got up and got ready, went to church and sat through band practice, ended up singing with Jeremiah's group, and then went to Sunday School and whatnot.

Sunday afternoon... I think we went for a walk... I think I did some homework... and then I went to Nazirite DNA, half of the Prayer&Worship time and then Kayla and I headed back to my house to pick Dad up (haha) and then we went to youth group. It was fun! Dad talked about why he believes what he believes and we played Ninja.
Came home, went to bed, the usual deal.

Monday: Got up, got ready for school, went to school, did school in study hall, ate lunch, had lit class and SAT class. Came home, babysat. Nothing too unusual about Monday... ate dinner, watched a re-run of Chuck. Watched an episode of Monk, went to bed.

Tuesday: Got up, did school, went to Urban Vision (gym, reading, gym, computer lab (math), dinner, reading, homework), had a too-short ballet class (we have very few classes left and they still don't really know their dance. *cue freaking out...*), went to my dance classes. Our creepy doll dance is going to be SO good. And I have a solo-bit! Exciting.
Came home, ate a little bit, went to bed.

Wednesday: Got up and my back hurt. I think I pulled a muscle the night before at dance from doing a pas de chat... drove to Spanish because Sean&Adam have had some transportation issues. Came home after Spanish and did school... played some music, worked on my paper a bit. Mom got home and then I babysat (which is not a usual Wednesday thing). I made him do half of his math homework (which is what he's supposed to do) and he was kinda mad at me. haha. But he got to play outside after, so that was good.

I came home and then had to leave about 5 minutes after for bible study. Before I left I realized that I left my phone @ N's house, so I ran back to his house and grabbed it and then headed to bible study.
We had spaghetti, bread, salad, and fruit for dinner... and some moist cake for dessert and cherry cobbler. Yum.
Our discussion was interesting. I didn't participate a whole lot. But it was interesting.
Came home. Watched the end of American Idol. Watched a new show called Breaking In that was decent. Annnnd then went to bed.

Today I got up and did school. And watched an interesting 30-minute film about child sex trafficking that was called The Candy Shop. It was very thought provoking. You can find it here.

I worked on my paper some more. I hope this gets done soon. Because TOMORROW I'm going to Kent with my Karen sisters ;) for Lil Sibs Weekend with Hannah! :)
I'm excited for that.
I babysat today and it seemed like it should be Friday because I babysat yesterday too, however, it's Thursday.
After babysitting I came home and ate dinner with the fam, and then Mom left for her bible study and Dad and I watched The Biggest Loser and American Idol.

So nowwww. I'm here.
And tomorrow is another day.
And I need to go to bed.
But I hope this was informative.
Kaite's traveling tomorrow! Crazy.

Okay. I'm going to read her blog from today and then go to bed.
G'night, y'all!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


So, last time I blogged was Friday afternoon. After I blogged Meme came! It was so much fun to just sit around and talk for a while!

We ate dinner (quiche) and then Dad and I left for the concert!

We drove around Akron for a bit trying to find a place to park, eventually found a place, and walked about a block to Musica.
We stood in line for about... 25 minutes? Yeah. I think so. Erin came soon after we got there and joined us in line. We talked about the differences between iPhones and Droids. (Erin has an iPhone, Dad has a Droid)
Dad eventually walked through the line and asked around to see if anyone had an extra ticket. He found one! Some girl's sister canceled on her because she felt like she was coming down with strep. So Brandon got Strep-Girl's ticket. Haha.

We got in and stood around. For a long time. Dad and Erin talked for a long time. We looked at merch. I thought about getting a shirt, but they didn't have it in the size I wanted :( I wasn't going to spend $20 on a shirt that didn't fit. Maybe next time... or MAYBE I'll have Anna get me an Owl City t-shirt when she goes to see him this summer...

Anyways. Yes. We stood around. We saw a couple people that we knew, talked to some of them. The show was supposed to start at 8... it didn't start until 8:30ish. Brandon got there about 8:25. HAH. He's such a boy.

It was a FANTASTIC show! Arum Rae from White Dress was AMAZING. Her guitar skillz were awesome and she could whistle very well! haha.

Here are a few pictures from the night so far:

The Venue

Pretty butterflies on the wall

A picture Dad told me to take. "Because it's cool"

DUH. Dance!

The standing-room-only with only a few people.

I thought this was cool. 

Erin&Me before the show started :)

Arum Rae! She was so good!

Guitar skills right there!
Around 9:15 The Civil Wars started playing. They are simply amazing. They have great harmonization and tone-matching. I love them. And Joy Williams is so stinkin' cute! She&John Paul White are so amazing together. Here are my [good] pictures that I took! (A couple of them are screen shots from videos that I liked :)

John Paul tuning before they started

Isn't her smile adorable?

FAVORITE picture that I took all night!

My wrist-band :)

Tweaking his bow-tie


Someone's up to something... :)
So yes. That was my night. Dad and I came home and I went to bed. I'll upload some videos sometime maybe?
We'll see. Maybe if you beg. HA.
That's it for tonight.