Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Daddy

He's strong......

He works hard.....



And He's my daddy.

Did I mention he owns a moving company? Yep, I love my Dad.

Friday, July 30, 2010

5 Question Friday



1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?
I had a stuffed elephant named Ellie when I was about 5. I carried her around everywhere! One day while at a Graduation party I gave my dad Ellie to hold. I went to play with the other kids. Once we got home I noticed Ellie wasn't with me. Apparently my dad had set Ellie down and left her at the party! The next day we stopped by and the ladies dog had gotten a hold of my poor Ellie and killed her. I was devastated! So that's my little story.

2. Do you dream in color?
Yes I do. Don't most people?


3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?
I'm 5ft 7in. I love my height. Once I got taller then my mom I could care less about my height. =)


4. If you could have anyone's (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be?
Hmm...someone with a British or Irish accent!


5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?
I return it like a good person!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Random

I think my last five posts were pre-planned. I've been so busy lately with work, and other things. I wish I could say things will slow down but they wont...especially with school coming up. Which came way to fast.

I'm planning my best friends 16th birthday party! Planning parties are hard especially when it's a surprise birthday party. On top of that I've been working like a mad woman. When I'm not calling about the birthday cake I'm trying to sell a customer furniture. While finding time for my little sisters softball game.

I did manage to sneak out of work and get a pedicure with my Aunt and eat at Olive Garden!! I have over 20 cousins on my moms side. I'm right in the middle. My older cousins are all 4+ years older then me and then my younger cousins are at least 4+ years younger then me. And all my older cousins don't live in town. So I've gotten really close with my Aunties!!

That's all for today....here's a random picture of 3 of my little cousins. What are they doing? No idea.....lol

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A look back in time....

if I would of been born a few decades earlier.......
Wonder how much hairspray that took!


Just gorgeous!

My friends are going to love this picture! I haven't showed them these yet.

I thank God everyday for not torturing me with this fantastic fashion. I wonder what my kids will think about my outfits as a teen?

Head on over to yearbookyourself.com!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Interview with a fellow Blogger!

I thought it would be fun to interview a few bloggers that I follow. Good way to get to know each other and your blogging community. First in line.....

Laura from Searching for Starlight. Click on the link and head over to her blog!

I've been reading her blog for a few months now. Her blog makes me feel like I'm not the only one dealing with my relationship with God and many other things. She is open about her life and has an amazing blog!

1. When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging in February of this year. I started blogging because I wanted a place to journal my thoughts and get some feedback. In January of this year I was starting to feel the effects of not having a good relationship with God. I really really wanted to start "re-finding" God and I thought a blog would be a good place to do it. I have been reading blogs for about two years and have read about some amazingly strong Christian, and I realized that I wanted to grow up just like them. I thought blogging might be my chance to sort through my thoughts, get some encouragement, and watch my faith grow.


2. Do you have a favorite blog that you follow?
This is pretty tough. I read a lot of blogs, and enjoy every one of them. I think my favorite right now would have to be Sami's at www.sailorandcompany.blogspot.com. Sami has amazingly strong faith, and it's so evident on her blog. I love reading what she has, and her faith just blows me out of the water. She's been having quiet a tough year, but her faith is still SO strong. She also has adorable kiddos, and amazing pictures, so that gives her blog an extra 500 bonus points :)


3.Were you surprised that people were actually interested in your blog?
I was SO surprised, and I STILL am. It amazes me that my blog is about all of my faults, but I still have people reading, writing, and encouraging me. I honestly don't have an exciting life, so it shocks me that people are interested in what I have to say.

4.What has been your favorite thing about blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging has to be the awesome people that I have met. I have gained so many amazing friendships through blogging. I never expected to become friends with someone over the Internet, because face it...that sounds pretty shady (you know!?), but I have met some AMAZING people.


5.How did you come up with your blog title?
My blog started off being only about my relationship with God. When I was making up my blog I was at the lowest point, ever, with God. I was searching. Searching for God. Searching for answers, searching for hope. I was (and still am) searching for something to guide me...hence, Searching for Starlight.


6.You recently wrote a blog post with the title "Pinky and the Brain." What was your favorite childhood t.v. show?
So, my answer to this question is going to be pretty lame. I was never, and still am not, a big TV fan. We were only allowed to watch about an hour of TV a day, so I didn't get caught up in cartoons or any other TV show. My sisters and I would pretty much spend all day outside, so I don't have a favorite TV show from when I was a kid. I will say that my favorite movies were the Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen movies though. I LOVED them.
 
Thanks Laura!! I must admit I loved those Olsen twins as a kid too.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Razor Reach

bahahahaha! So when I first ran across the "Razor Reach" I thought it was the dumbest thing ever!!

but of course I thought about it a little more and decided I need one.

I can be very lazy at times especially in the shower. With that hot water hitting your back.....awww I could spend the rest of my life in there. Okay, maybe not but still I don't want my warm relaxing shower to be interrupted by shaving my legs.

So anyone want to buy one for me?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cousinly(Is that a word?) Love

My cousins Josh(8) and Julie(20) enjoying the bon fire while staying warm. I love family get togethers!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

5 Question Friday




1. What were your school colors?
Maroon and white...or silver....or something like that. It has been a long summer...I tend to forget those small details about school.

2. What's the best compliment you ever received?
When I was younger people would say I looked like the Olson Twins...ya know Mary-Kate and Ashley...or are they totally outdated?


3. Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper?
My mom is a bargain hunter. When I was younger I hated it! Always complained and felt left out when the other kids ate those fruit snacks that I didn't get unless they were on sale. Unfortunately I have become like her. She buys the cheap stuff unless the nice soft toilet paper goes on sale.

4. Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? Or have you had one for someone else?
No, I haven't but I always wanted one! We had one for my little sisters 8th birthday and I'm planning one for my best friends sweet 16. Should be fun.


5. What is one material possession that you "can't live without"?
Just one!? Hmm....I'm gonna have to say my phone. I have a texting addiction I'm just not ready to give up.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One of my favorite parts of summer is.....

Tubing!!!

I just love going on my Aunt and Uncles boat.

 Tubing with cousins is always a blast!!
 Especially on those hot summer days.
Isn't this house crazy!! It was located on the River in my home town.

These are the locks. It was really interesting watching how they worked.

~~Whats are favorite part about summer?~~

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Those warm summer nights.....

                                        Shorts come out and tan lines appear.
                                         Lazy mornings that could last all year.

           Back to school signs that make us remember what is not far.
                                 Road trips in that sweet new car.

                         Warm Summer nights filled with lights and parties.
                              Eating up all those smarties(A candy).
                      Fireworks that light up the sky and grills cooking away
                                  Makes me want summer to stay.

**I don't own the photos! Look at all the amazing photos at photobucket.com.**

Friday, July 16, 2010

5 Question Friday


1. Do you collect anything?
I do not. When I was younger I once had a rock collection that disappeared. Never found it.
I still wonder where it went sometimes.



2. Name 3 celebrities that you find good looking.
David Beckham,  Channing Tatum, and Gerard Butler.
I really should find someone my own age but Justin Bieber just isn't attractive...I find him annoying actually. So I'll stick with the older men.

3. Do you have any scars? If so, what's the story behind it (them?)?
I have a few scars with fun little stories that go along with them. The one right above my eye is my favorite. My cousin and I were wrestling when I hide behind some weight machine. He accidently hit it, which forced some metal part to come flying back at me. Hitting me on the head and leaving me with a wonderful scar.


4. What is a food that you like to eat, but others might think it's gross or weird?
I like slicing cheese and spreading Miracle Whip(That's the tangy stuff, right? or is it Mayo?) on it. Yummy


5. Have you ever seen a tornado in real life?
Yes I have!! I was about 7 and I was camping with my friends family. We stopped to eat at a Culvers. All of a sudden the siren starting ringing. They evacuated the building(Not sure why they did that) and we ran to the car. We hit the highway. In the field about 100 ft away you could see the tornado. It was crazy. You could see random things blowing all around.

Happy Birthday to.....Me!

So today is my birthday. Which means...

  •  I'm the same age as my best friend for a whole two weeks before she moves on to the next age.
  •  I'll have finally caught up to all my friends age....being the baby isn't that fun.
  • Another year older, another year wiser.
  • Presents!!!
I didn't think I had changed much this year but when I started thinking about it I really did.....
  1. Make-up is a must instead of just being something fun to do.
  2. Facebook became an amazing way to stay in connect with my 343 friends...forget about Myspace.
  3. I dyed my hair...and my friend Katie's and Sarah's. 
  4. Added Sarah and Sydney to my list of Best Friends...my list is getting long.
  5. Left my old school and went into a bigger school
  6. Started playing Softball
  7. Made plenty of mistakes...that have all taught me something.
  8. Got Contacts!! Life saver...
This past year has been amazing. I'm excited to see what another year will bring. Hopefully life will just keep getting better.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

VBS

This has been my 3rd summer helping out at a local churches VBS. Five and Six year olds really tire me out!!

Much to my surprise they didn't have enough volunteers this year and I have become the youngest Group leader for 10 small children. Normally Group leaders are 18+ and Leaders Assistants are high schoolers. Not this year. Being in charge for once actually feels really nice but by the end of the day I'm beat. Those kids have so much energy. It's none stop!

I would share pictures but they all move so fast and I'm tired. So I didn't get a chance to photograph my wonderful group.

Tomorrow is my birthday fyi. lol

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lifest/ Camping Fun

So I went to this amazing event called Lifest!! It lasts for 5 days and a bunch of different Christian's come and speak/perform. Such as Family Force 5, Skillet, Superchick,..etc. It was a blast! My friends and I actually stood in front of the stage for 3.5 hours just to be up close for Skillet. It was crazy and my back still hurts. Christians are rough.

We also camped all week in a tiny tent we named "Leroy." It ended up raining the first night. Which made our tent flood. We got no sleep, decided to go take a cold shower at 5am, and then proceeded to pull everything out of our tent to dry after it stopped raining. I got a cold from laying in a damp tent all night! Fun.

The next few nights were dry and amazing! Except I had a 103.2 fever all night.

On the last night it poured again. We refused to sleep in a flooded tent again and called my friend Sarah's mom. Asking if she could take us to her uncles house that was just down the road....at 1am. She agreed because she was picking up other people that didn't feel like sleeping in flooded tents. Did I mention her uncle is rich? Him and His wife were on vacation and his maid let us crash in the Cabana. We swam in his heated pool before we all crashed. Sleeping on inflatable mattresses and chair cushions with 15 other teenagers never felt better!

Orange Juice

Feel free to skip this whole blog post. It's simply for my memories. This is a random conversation we had on Sarahs comment to Shannon. I love my friends! They are so random. Chances are you might think we are a bit weird. So like I said feel free to skip it all together.


Sarah- My Pearl of the Ocean Deep. I wish you were coming to lifest with us. :( im just wondering... u know, throwing it out there, if u had a one day pass, would u come? because i might just be getting one free... hopefully. and if u could come for a day, that would just be the rainbow on my cupcake, sparkles on my cheeks, and marshmallow on my s'mor...e! (: so... SAY YES! and we r celebrating Rae's bday there so it'd b so cool if u could be there to sing happy birthday loudly and obnoxiously w/ us. cuz syd and i just can't do it alone... it strains our vocal chords, and we drink lots of orange juice so our voices are just gonna be that bad anyways. and rae will beat us up because she's muscular and i have her clothing item at my home. on my floor. so 1) hopefully i get the ticket and 2) hopefully you can come, preferably saturday because if u have a saturday ticket, sunday is free and u can stay with us!

Elisebeth- wait-u might have a free ticket????

Sarah- Maybe, not sure yet. my dad got an offer through email and said he would take it, but they didn't email back yet

Elisebeth- Let me know if it doesnt work out with shannon! im always available too!

Rae(Me!)- You have my clothes!? And no singing allowed...Im adding that to the list of rules!

Shannon- I didnt know cupcakes had rainbows...

Sarah- Rae I just have your bra! :) and they do if ur a really good cupcake decorator!!

Elisebeth- haha..or you could make a rainbow out of lotsa cupcakes!! lol..

Sydney- what does orange juice have to do with vocal cords?

Elisebeth- it makes them *tingle* idk. i just made that up. i think sarah just wants an excuse to drink orange juice.

Sarah- Even though orange juice is used to help get over colds and stuff, thats just the vitamins in it, the acids in orange juice harm ur vocal chords. lol, once, right before i was singing in church, i had a huge cup of orange juice and an overloaded sugary donut, which is also bad because sugar coats ur throat... so yeah... not the wisest choice i've made...

Sydney- lol good thing orange juice is yucky!

Sarah- not w/ the pulp!

Elisebeth-  ewwwwwww...i HATE pulp. pulp=nasty and uber disgusting.

Shannon- Say whaaa?! orange juice with the pulp is amazing! it makes it taste better and it makes it taste like its freshly squeezed! orange juice without pulp tastes so fake! like its made from powder or something! you need the full effect!

Elisebeth- I dont like orange juice without the pulp either tho. haha. im picky.

Rae(Me!)- I was wondering where my black bra went!! Shame on you. I hate orange juice with pulp. Tastes so...yucky.

Friday, July 9, 2010

T for Tired

Lifest is a blast! Except staying up all night and then having to wake up around 7am isn't good. We aren't exactly forced to get up but the tent gets so hot by then it's ridiculous!!

So far Ive seen Mark Schultz, Sara Groves, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson, Casting Crowns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Seventh Day Slumber, and  Sanctus Real!! Ive been just a little busy. I just love seeing the love for the Lord that these people have. It's amazing.

Well gotta go attend something.....Not sure what the group has planned. Maybe a nap! That would be nice.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Think About It.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Ive been thinking about the past a lot. My friend just came home for two weeks from the Airforce. He went to my church, and lived next to me for about 9 years. We have so many good memories together as kids. Those summer nights were the best...at least for a little kid. Sometimes I wish I would just grow up faster and become an adult already. I get so sick of school and parents. Then I look back and realize I'm going to miss this part of my life and much as I miss previous years.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Eclipse/ Funny Story

The movie Eclipse was amazing!! My friends and I managed to grab the last 3 tickets being sold at the theater. We had to all seat alone because there wasnt 3 seats together open...not even 2.

Overall I thought it was a great movie. I say Im team Edward but once I see Jacob with his shirt off....oh I switch sides. If only Edward had a better body. This decision wouldnt be that hard. Which team are you?

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Totally off subject but a long time ago I started following this one blog. Totally forgot about it until recently when I got an email saying I won something. Apparently they had a giveaway and all their followers were automatically entered! I was excited for a while until I learned about what I had won.

Im the proud owner of a Phil&Teds Smart Stroller Bundle!! Every teenagers dream...especially mine. Click on the link if you're interested in buying an amazing stroller just like the one that this teenager wont be needing for another hopefully 10+ years.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Winner Announcement!!

I picked a random number through Random.org

First Prize- Picture Frame

And the winner is........6Littleones!!

Second Prize- Starbucks Giftcard

Laura @ Searching for Starlight.

Hope you enjoy your prizes ladies!! Thanks to all that participated.
 

Monday, July 5, 2010

"Not Me" Monday!

**My Giveaway is now Closed. Ill pick a winner as soon as possible!!*



Yesterday was not my Moms birthday. I did not..not spend the majority of the day with her.

While lighting off fireworks I did not accidentally have a small little one to go off in my hand. Ouch! My ears are still not ringing.

I am not going to see Eclipse in 40 minutes and dragging along my friend Zach. It's not his birthday today!! Happy Not Birthday Zacharoni!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July!!

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The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the barbeque's, fireworks, campfires, but most of all I love it because it's my Mommas birthday!!

So here is a shout out to you Mom. I love you and thanks for being there for me!! Hope you have a great birthday!!

Also I would like to thank all the Men and Women fighting for our country. Especially those over seas right now. We wouldn't be the same nation without them!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer outfit

Who doesn't love clothes!? These would be my typical summer outfits. If only I was rich and could afford everything clothing piece I fall in love with.


Blue Plaid Sleeveless Top- $19.99
Rolled Up Denim Bermuda Short- $44.50
Aero Solid Canvas Sneaker- $29.99

Everything is from Aeropostale. Might explain why I cant afford it.

What would be your typical summer outfit?

Friday, July 2, 2010

5 Question Friday/Giveaway Reminder

I'm having my first giveaway!! Head on over for your chance to win a fabulous prize. I'll pick a winner on July 5th at 12pm. Now, time for some 5 Question Friday!!


1. What is one thing you miss the most about childhood?
I miss sitting on my dads shoulders. I remember many times when he would lift me up and Id feel so important and protected. Sometimes I wish that I was small enough to be able to sit on his shoulders one more time. I also miss being care-free and innocent. Those were the good days. lol

2. Are you still friends with your friends from high school?
I'm still in High School. So the answer is yes! After high school I really hope we still stay friends.

3. Is there a catch phrase, cliche, or word that just drives you bonkers every time you hear it?Giggle. I think it's a cute word but I hate when my friend literally says "Giggle Giggle" when she thinks something is funny but doesn't want to laugh. Drives me crazy!!

4. What is one thing that you think symbolizes America...besides "Old Glory"?
Hmmm....how about our flag. What better thing could symbolize our amazing country!?
5. What are your 4th of July weekend plans?
Well my Momma was born on the 4th. So I plan on pampering her the majority of the weekend. We are also going to a 4th of July block party(Love it!) and going downtown to watch fireworks at night. Should be tons of fun. I'm really excited.

Random Questions

Feel free to answer these questions yourself on your blog!! It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

What's your favorite word or phrase?
Rutabaga!!
What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Hitting the snooze button.

Have you ever been to another country?
Canada baby!! How exciting....

What is the best ice cream flavor?
Good Ole Fashioned Chocolate.

When was the last time you ran?
Ugh!! I hate running. I find it absolutely pointless running long distances for no reason at all.
The last time I ran was a while ago.

What's the last sporting event you watched?
World Cup!! So soccer or football. Whatever, why cant it just have one name?!

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Ireland! It seems beautiful and the guys have sexy accents.

Ever go camping?
Yes. I love camping with my friends! I'm a bit of a campaholic.

Do you have a tan?
That's a touchy subject for me. I don't really like talking about it.
Especially not around tan people....

Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
I dropped my phone in the toilet. I managed to ewww...save it!

Do you use smiley faces on the computer alot?
No =) Not really ;)
What did your last text message you received say?
Can I sleep over tonight?

Where is your mom right now?
Is this question really necessary? Who really wants to know where my mom is!
If you must know she is at work.

Look to your left, what do you see?
A window!! Exciting? I think so.

Ever ridden on a roller coaster?
Yes I have!! They are so much fun. I once made my mom go on one...she cried. At least in the picture it look like she did. I kind of felt bad.

What is your birthstone?
Ruby

Do you have a dog?
I do. Her name is Kora and she is an Australian Cattle Dog.

Last movie you saw?
Toy Story 3!! So sad

Are you allergic to anything?
Honey. Very random allergy if you ask me.

Do any of your friends have children?
Yes a few of them do.

How many kids do you want when you're older?
I want 5 but my mother keeps telling me I'm crazy so maybe 4.

How did u get one of your scars?
Story time!! I was wrestling with my cousin in a weight room. Yeah we were smart kids. Some how I ended up behind a machine, and then he bumped the machine. Some metal object attached to this machine came flying around and hit me right above the eye. I now have an awesome scar above my eye!