A Summer Day for a Summer Girl

Thursday, May 27, 2010

All of you should know by now that I love summer. I mean, I do talk about it a lot. Well, it's here! Technically. It's 95.8 degrees out. Man, is our house hot! I hope it isn't too hot when we're camping; otherwise, we aren't going to want to be at the park. We would get to swim, though.

And that leads me to the point of this post: Goodbye, everyone! Goodbye for two days! Have a good Memorial Day! Remember the reason for Memorial Day, too. There's a song that Morgan wrote for Memorial Day, but I forget how it goes. I wish I could put it on here.

I guess that wraps up yet another post. I'm going to miss posting while I'm gone, but not too much. After all, it is camping. Ah, I looove camping. Now I'm going to go. I have to get busy packing. And I have to get a flag so we can play Capture the Flag while camping. That's basically all we do the whole weekend (yep, it's true. We practically do). I'll talk to ya Monday (and if not Monday, Tuesday). Bye!

Hello all you people!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Is it hot out or what? The thermometer at my house said 91 degrees, but I'm sure it's gotten hotter. Phew! I love summer, so I'm glad it's warm, but I have to clean the camper since we're going camping on Friday (as if you didn't already know, and it is so hot in there! It's like a green house.

I'm not sure whether or not you know this, but our van was broken for a while (that's why we were using the "sub". Well, now, the "sub's" brakes broke (that is so fun to say). And the "sub" is our towing vehicle. Soooo...You can imagine that getting it fixed is at the top of our To Do list.

I just got finished taking my eighth grade test. Whoopee! I'm glad that's over. Really, it wasn't that bad (since I found out that if I fail I won't have to stay in eighth grade.

Well, I must go. Like, immediately (I know, the like shouldn't have been there--bad grammar). I believe that it's time to go to the store. See ya!

P.S. since I'm getting off in a rush, there may be some typos. I'll try and fix em' later.

My Brother is Hilarious

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Seriously. Mark never fails to make me laugh.

Last night, I was in the mood to laugh (haven't you heard the saying, "laughing makes you live longer?"). So I said to Mark, "Make me laugh." He had me cracking up before long. And while he was telling me jokes and making faces, he was building a tractor trailer truck out of legos. That kid is amazing. Then I tried to make my buddy laugh (I call Mark buddy--sometimes). And I got him to laugh. Of course, he didn't laugh because my jokes were funny, but because they were pitiful--they were pretty bad. I sort of got the idea that he wasn't always laughing for me, but at me. Anyway, I don't really mind--I was, too. And who can blame us?

And so ends my post for Mark.I just thought I'd share how wonderful my brother is. He's my twin, I sometimes joke (actually, someone once asked if we were twins). Appreciate your brother (and sister)--you won't have them by you forever. And if there's someone in your life who makes you laugh or smile (maybe there's more than one someone), then let them know that you're thankful for the joy that they bring into your life. Hey, when someone says something like that to you, don't you feel good?

My *sigh* Wonderful Day................

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Today was great. I got to mow the grass (yea!!), clean the pool (not that that's super fun or anything), I got to see Londan, and I got some cool pictures of her.

Guess what! This time next week, I'll be camping!

Well, my dad is running the pool filter, so my guess is that we'll be swimming only a day or two after we get home from camping. Of course, the campground we'll be at has a lake, so we can go swimming there. Swimming is awesome. That's the sport for me; my mom always said I was half fish. But that's another story.

Also, I'd like to thank everyone who prayed for my family to get better. Our coughs are just about gone, and we aren't feeling as miserable. We should be in church tomorrow.

I'm not sure how many of you know this, but I love photography. I like to carry my camera with me at all times, just in case I see a good photo opportunity. Well, yesterday I was looking through some of my pictures and started thinking (that's dangerous). To make a long story short, I decided to make a page for my photography on my blog. One of these days I'd like to frame a few of my pictures, too. Especially my Londan pictures :)

Now I'm going to go work on my photography page. Have a grrrrreat day! (Now I sound like to tiger on those frosted flakes commercials. I love frosted flakes)

Annie

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I'd just quickly like to ask that you all pray for Annie. She's been complaining of an ear ache, and she is just feeling miserable. Her eyes will get full of tears and then a teardrop will sit on her cheek. Actually, I thought about taking a picture--it was cute and sad. But instead I just hugged her (personally, I like to be hugged when I'm sick).

That's all I wanted to say. I hope to see you all soon!

Today is... Voting Day

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Well, today we are going to go vote for Sam Rohrer. Remember to pray that he wins. And if you don't mind, maybe you could pray for me--I have a cold, and colds make me MISERABLE. I have a cough, a headache (when I stand up too quick I feel like my head is going to explode), and am very stuffed up. My mom has the same thing, and her voice got deeper. Ugh, I detest colds! And this weather isn't the nicest thing, either. Of course, if it was nice and sunny, the weeds would probably be bothering me. Okay, I'm going to stop complaining now. Sorry about that.

I guess I'll get off now. I'm hungry and I think I'm going to go tell me mom. See ya later!

Hello, one and all!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hello everyone! I just thought I'd share with you all (once again) that I'm going camping in two weeks! I'm so excited. Also, our van broke down, so we have been using "the sub"--that's what we call the suburban.

Well, that's all (like I said it would be!)

Oh, wait a second! I played ultimate frisbee for the first time last night and I loved it! My knee started to bother me, though--when I run a lot, my knees hurt sometimes.

Okay, that's all. I promise this time. Hope that you're all having a wonderful day and enjoying the warm weather after that cold time.

"Cast off" Day

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Well, I have to clean, so I'll be brief. Mark get's his cast off tomorrow! YEA!!! Why am I so excited, you ask? Because then he can do things for himself. It's not that I don't enjoy helping. I just....Well, it gets a little tiring doing things for your eleven year-old brother for about a month. Plus, then we can have a better time camping.

That's all I have time for. I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is the big "cast-off" day. And for those of you who I tagged on the last post, I can't wait to read your answers! See ya'll later!

Tag! You're it

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Well, I must answer these questions because I got tagged. When I'm through, I'll tag someone. For example, if I say, "I tag anyone who plays football" then if you play football, you have to answer these questions on your on blog. So, without further adieu, I will start answering the questions.


1. How many toes do you have?

Ten (once I thought I was going to have nine, though. Long story)

2. How many bones have you broken?
One. It was actually a driving accident (please keep any comments to yourself)

3. Name an epic thing that you have done.

I went on a roller coaster. It took bravery, believe me. Especially since I had two people telling me, "you're gonna die, you're gonna die!"

4. If you had a pet lemming, what would you name him?
Huh?

5. What color are the clothes you're wearing right now?
Blue jeans, brown jacket, and....a brown, blue, white, orange, and pink plaid shirt.

6. How awesome are orca whales on a scale of one to ten?
I don't know. 8 and 3/4?

7.
What's a song that could be your theme song?
Breakaway. Definitely Breakaway. Or The Climb (are you starting to see a pattern here?)

8. How old do you want to be when you die?
100! Of course, my motto is, "when it's my time to go, it's my time to go." But It'd be awesome if my time to go is when I'm 100.

9. Name a pet peeve and an addiction.
Addiction: writing

Pet peeve: pessimists

10. Write a paragraph detailing your life. 100 word minimum.
I was born in a hospital with doctors who graduated from a medical school, I went to a brick school, then shortly after became homeschooled, was forced to share a room with a little brother, then became free only to find I had to share a room with a screaming baby who loves to kick and grinds her teeth. My eyes changed from blue to blueish-greenish-gray, I sprouted up but only to 5 ft 1 and 1/2, and I love flip-flops. I am very random :), and I am a born-again Christian American writer. Ninety-eight words (including numbers, and smiley faces) for # 10! So close to the maximum!

11. Name one thing that isn't really a secret, but that you haven't really gotten around to telling anyone.
I spend a lot of time writing songs. Like A LOT of time.

12. Name another pet peeve.
People who spend there life trying to be popular.


13. Sprechen Sie deutsch?
That is German! I think it means, " Do you speak German?" The literal translation being, "Speak you German?"

14. Tell a joke.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the other side! hahahahahaha!

(I personally think that joke is pointless)


15. How many of the questions have you answered in a witty manner so far?
I don't know. What do you think?

16. Compose a haiku.
Huh? I'll have to come back to this one after a little research.

17. Have you ever noticed how sour candies taste even more sour if you rub them on the side of your tongue?
No, not really. Of course, I could have noticed before, and just forgot. I am blond, you know.

18. What book(s) are you reading at the moment?

Shakespeare! To be more specific, I'm reading a book version of Much Ado About Nothing. Tomorrow, I'm going to start reading Plutarch again (hopefully!), and I'm also reading Emily's Climb (one of three novels that gave me Em's Alpine Path) for the second time.

19. How many doors are there in your house?
Twelve and a half (another long story). Counting closets, it would be seventeen and a half.

20. How would you solve a problem like Maria?
I'm not sure. Oh, now I know! I'd send her to be a governess for some kids and then she'd be someone else's problem.

21. Think of something about yourself. Anything. Go on, think of it.
I'm short and I want to be a writer.

Now think of something more interesting. Write it down here.

Okay. Um, I love to daydream and now I'm hooked on writing music, not only books. When I say
I'm gonna stop writing, I can't.

22. What's wrong with your hands?
Nothing. That I know of. Sometimes they fall asleep. Oh, and I am always tapping my fingers on something. My friend Sarah is double jointed in her thumbs.

24. What's your favorite show tune?
Hold on. Uhh.... That would have to be Can I have this Dance from High School Musical 3.

25. Okay, you can tell us what that first thing you thought of for number 21 was. We all want to know.
Nothing. My mind went blank. Then the next thing I thought about was how short I am.


There. I'm done. Now let's see...I tag anyone who....

Love's the color blue
Has dreams (not the kind at night, but daydreams--has goals and aspirations)
Plays an instrument
Likes movies

Okay. That's all. I must get off now. I hope you found my answers interesting. I can't wait to read yours!

Goin' Campin'

Friday, May 7, 2010

This isn't gong to be a very long post. I just wanted to write down how excited I am about school being over (yes, I love school, but I love having it out of the way, too!), and going camping! (My personal fav)

Most of you who know me know that every Memorial Day weekend, my clans (mom's side and dad's side) go camping at a lake. Just let me say as calm as I can, IT IS AWESOME! (was that calm enough for ya? haha) There will be good food (my family really knows how to cook), hours playing capture the flag (deadly, but fun), Dutch Blitz (I will try as hard as I can not to play with both hands--I do it unconsciously! But I am getting better), I can hang out with my cousins...And this year, I have a really nice bike! It has brakes (oh, how glad I am! This is a high luxury that I am not used to! lol), gears (the ones on my other bike were outta whack), and suspension! Whoo-Hoo for off-roading! Finally, I can ride on the trails nice and smoothly, instead of flying over my handlebars. BTW, here is a picture of my nice BLUE (I love blue!) bike.








(Those are my dad's legs. He didn't know I was taking a picture)






At first, I thought that my bike was too tall for me. Now I know it is. Just kidding! (that was my attempt at a joke. I know that it was not a very good one, so please forgive me.)

I think that's all I'm going to write now. I'm going to go work on one of my books, all the while hoping that the grass grows so I can mow it (Mark did it without me, and it's been week since I've mowed. Oh, I love to mow the grass!). Well, I hope that I have not bored you (I'd hate to do that). If I have though, you will not be bored for long, because I'm going to get off. Bye! And have a great week! (Correction: weekend) Have a great weekend!

Serving Our Generation

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

On Sunday, Andrea gave a testimony of how the speaker at Talents for Christ was preaching about serving our generation. That spoke to me, too, Andrea! I'm not sure about other teens, but sometimes, I feel like I'm the only one. You know, the only teen that wants to do what God wants them to. But I'm not. There are lots of kids in my youth group who want to serve God, and I found a blog called A New Rebel, and that is written by a girl who wants to serve God (you can get to her blog by clicking here).

Then, last night we were watching Glenn Beck on YouTube (we don't have TV) and my mom--who was at Talents for Christ--said, "Glenn Beck is serving his generation." Every Friday for a month he will be speaking about our founding fathers. Last Friday (April 29th) he was talking about Samuel Adams. It was really good, so I linked to it here. We're going to have someone tape the next few Fridays for us, so we don't have to all sit around the computer. I really recommend watching his show on Fridays, too, if you get the chance. He had a Christian historian on last time, I think.

Here's the link:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4174313/founders-friday-sam-adams


Well, I think that's all--I'm done venting. I hoped that writing about serving our generation would help to challenge myself--and everyone who reads this--to take a stand, and serve God in America. Every night at 9:00 eastern time, spend a minute praying for our country, because, I'm not sure about you, but I love this land. I love how I can worship Who I want to and read my Bible without having to worry that I'll be persecuted. We've been studying the Roman civilization and it's really inspiring to think of how Christians were faithful even unto death. They knew that Christianity was a tough road, but it is worth every mocking word that someone says to you; every time someone says, "Oh, you're a Christian" with hate in their voice, you can be comforted that we are serving the one true God, and not breaking down and giving in to the world is making Him happy. People all over the world are making fun of Christians: the news, movies, books, even our own American Government, which is supposed to be serving this nation, a nation that is supposed to be, "..one nation under God.." But no matter what, we've got to stand strong and serve our Lord. We have to remember that we need to pray for America to once again become a country that is pleasing to God. I think that I'll close this post (I know, I said I'd be done and then I wrote another paragraph--sorry!) with this verse:

"If my people, which are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
~ 2 Chronicles 7:14

Talents For Christ

Monday, May 3, 2010

I had a really good time at Talents for Christ on Saturday. Thanks for all your prayers! I wasn't too nervous, and I did fairly well. Of course, I wasn't happy with how I did. But that's normal, for me. The preaching was wonderful and I got to hangout with four of the kids in my youth group. Everyone did a good job, and we each got a prize. We also found out that Andrea has a hidden talent for the violin.

I think that everyone had a good time playing capture the flag in the dark (lol). And it proved one of my many motto's: You never know what you have until you lose it. Or, in this case, you never fully appreciate your friends until it's pitch black and you can't see them. Haha. Anyway, I had to play in flip-flops, and a skirt. It's not the easiest thing to do, mind you. And it was dark. And the grass had just been cut. My white flip-flops are now green flip-flops.

For those of you who are crazy enough to want to see what I wrote for extemporaneous writing, it's pretty simple to find: just click on the page that says "extemporaneous writing." See how smart you are? Or maybe I just give good directions :)

Last night, the quintet I've been telling you about sung. I was pretty happy with it. My piano teacher wants the quintet to sing another song some morning in June, though. And I don't mind that at all, except for how I'll get nervous.

And that leads me to my next big news. I didn't get nervous AT ALL last night, when I played my flute for the offertory. Woo-hoo! That is a first. I guess what everyone has been telling me is true: the more you preform, the more you get used to it. With acting, though, I've never gotten nervous. But that's another subject.

I've been debating on whether or not to put some more of my novel, The Full Measure of Devotion on here. And should I keep on adding the play version? I'd like some input, so please comment!

Also, thanks for voting on my poll! If you didn't get the chance to vote, don't worry! You'll get another chance. I'm going to have a "get to know your friends" post in a few days. It will have a bunch of questions about yourself (nothing too personal, I'm not sure I want to know everything about you-- lol) and you get to answer them. I'll be doing it, too, so it's not like you'll be alone.

I suppose I'll get off now. Once again, I'm going to thank everyone for their prayers. I did get better, so I was able to go to Talents for Christ, and I wasn't extremely nervous. Now go have a great day!