Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer 08

Of course, knowing me, my summer has been totally beyond busy. Cedar point, tennis camp, volleyball camp, bonfires, camping, boating, swimming.... that's how its been. I haven't had 1 boring day so far. And I just got a packet last week, full of work... HOMEWORK. Who would have thought that being in Honor's English next year would have meant a packet of work for the summer... not me that's for sure. =[[ Here are just a couple pics of the first couple weeks of summer 08! =]] Hope you all are doing well.





Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Best friends > Pals > Sisters

Photo shoot in my room! Sophia loves to take pictures... just like her sister! ;)  [dont know why they are all in weird places.  they wont just stay side by side.. lol ?? ] 
 





Saturday, April 19, 2008

Enjoying this warm weather..





Well I finally feel like summer is almost here...
Only 33 and 1/2 days left of school!!!
Not much new news.. just a few photos [of this weekend, last weekend, and last week at school] that can probably speak for themselves.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

It's been too long

GWEN...I MISS YOU! ALONG WITH ALL OF OUR OTHER TRAVEL MATES! ='[[[ NEED 2 SEE U ALL SOON!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Maui

Wow it sure has been awhile hasn't it. Things are going good here. Just got back from Maui on Friday which was great. It is just such a beautiful, relaxing place. I absolutely love it there. Though it was kind of depressing to come back I am excited to be home, get back into the normal routine, and see my friends. It turns out the parents booked the trip wrong and they booked it for the 2 weeks before my spring break, so this whole week I have off and will just be chilling out and catching up on all my homework. I am having a difficult time adjusting back to the regular time and there is 6 hours difference but I'll get used to it.
Here are just a few photos from the trip that you haven't seen on my mom's blog.. ;) along with a video. haha shes gonna kill me
video

Sunday, February 24, 2008


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As you all have probably read over at my mom's blog I have been really sick the past couple weeks after coming back from Tennessee, which by the way, was an amazing trip that I cannot even begin to try and describe. And I also have had an especially hard time breathing the last couple days. Luckily I have like 4 prescriptions I am now taking which are helping a lot. We are planning to schedule another visit to the doctors tomorrow to figure out what we re going to do about this. We'll definitly be sure to keep you all updated with the results.But just a little quote since it is indeed smart card Sunday...

I believe that you
must forgive whenever

possible, but sometimes
there are certain things
or people you cannot
forgive, no matter how
hard you try. This is
when you must give
it to God, for God is
greater than you are
and can take care of
whatever you can't.
- Sylvia Browne

And since a lot of you visit some of the same blogs you have probably read on Gwen's page
about the Jesus Calling devotional books. My mom, dad, and I all have them now and I would totally recommend them. I have even started a journal to go along with it now and just right down my thoughts after reading through the daily scriptures. This little book is for sure making a big difference in my life right now... so if you don't have one yet, I suggest you get one soon ... ;)
[just some pics because posts are boring without them] ;)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Smart Card Sunday [just for you Mr. Brian]

From
the dawn of time,
God has known you 
and loved you.  He's not 
waiting today for you 
to get it together.
He's waiting for you 
to come to Him with
open, empty hands.

- Dr. Bruce Wilkinson 

If your relationship 
with God is injured, 
apologize today for your
attitudes and thoughts.
Tell God you have 
misunderstood
His actions and badly
misjudged His character. 
Tell Him exactly how 
you have felt and why, 
and ask Him for
His forgiveness. 

- Dr. Bruce Wilkinson 

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Getting through it

So I thought it was about time for another post as It's been awhile.  

Time just flies so fast.... 
Well, life is crazy.  I am not playing any sports at the moment but of course I've still been busy.  Friends, school, High school basketball games, student council, shopping =D..
And I just got my report card last week and was relived to  see all A's.  It's been a bit stressfu
l lately with the two high school classes and all.  Its definitely getting a lot harder, but I'm continuing to work hard.  I've also been busy planning parties and fundraisers for the student council.  Then there's the weekends I look forward to for breaks yet I find myself running everyday of
 them.  From one party to another.  Last weekend was fun - I had a birthday party to go with a group of girlfriends from Friday 
night to Saturday and then a Miss America Party at Kenzie's from Saturday to Sunday.  [she's in pageants and stuff so Miss America is a big thing for her] lol.  Other than that lots of things to look forward too.  [parties, retreat with church, dances, student council party, TRIP TO TENNESSEE TO SEE GWEN, etc]  My weekends are pretty much booked until March.  lol
But yeah, just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive.  Been having a bit of a hard time lately from the drama which seems like it's never ending but I'm getting through it.
  Unfortunately I don't look forward to school as much as I used to when I was little...when kids weren't so rude and judgmental, so it's though.  I've found myself crying far too many times to count in the last month.  So Gwen and I have decided I am coming to live with her soon.. =D 

  Me and My Bestie [she helps me get through it all]

I miss this..more than anything! [teary eyed] =,[
Can't wait to see you girl! 

Friday, January 4, 2008

quick update

Hey Everyone,boy have i been busy lately. I cannot believe that Christmas break is almost over..it sure did go by fast. I sure will miss staying up till early hours and sleeping in until noon, but I sure am excited to get back and see my friends.



I got together with my best friend Kenzie a lot over break, before and after Christmas. We had a lot of fun baking Christmas cookies and decorating our gangster gingerbread house before the holidays! ;) Also just the other day we pulled a whole night er and partied all night..haha . it was pretty amazing. We didn't go to bed until 7 in the morning and then had to wake up early [like 2 hours later] to go shopping with mom. but it was totally fun.





I also had a great Christmas with the family. I was of course woken up early by little miss Sophia because she was so excited to see what Santa had brought for the tribe but that was alright. It was also fun to see all the older siblings in the afternoon and exchange presents with all of them as well.


Some of my favorite Christmas presents...

imac computer

new pink digital camera

new cell phone [with a button on the side to open it] =] hehe

new ugg boots.. very in now - a -days to let you all know ;)













Then I also went to Ohio with Kenzie and her family to the biggest water park in the United States. It was an absolute blast and I would totally recommend the place to anyone..especially families. It is absolutely great for all ages. It was called Kalahari. I didn't bring my camera up there as we were way to busy to take pics. but it was a blast.



So other than that I have just been hanging with friends, shopping, baking, hanging with Sophia, talking on the cell till 4 in the morning. haha..i was told i have to get that bill down next month..whoops..lol.



but yeah just a quick update. i didnt even mention about how our power went out twice or about dad's christmas party or new years.. but i've decided im going to try to take more pics this new year, especially now that i got a new camera. but yeah, i love and miss you all...especially my blogger buddies. i think about u every day ladies....=[[[ im thinking im ready for another reunion already!!



Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I need to chill

So today was absolutely CRAZY! I went to school this morning and was called down right away with the rest of our play cast for a dress rehearsal. The middle school is doing a play called Christmas Scene Investigators that I wanted to get involved in this year. We have been practing for about a month now and today was our first real performance. We performed for the 4th and 5th graders today and Thursday we have our night performance for the community and parents and Friday we do it for our school (6th, 7th, and 8th grades), I have to say our first time through was a bit skaky. I didn't mess up of course ;) but there were others. But hopefully we are now ready for our shows later this week. So then I had to go back to 4th hour at school with all of my stage makeup still left on my face as I wasn't given time to wash it off. So I got to deal with all the guys and everyone making fun of me and giving me weird looks the rest of the day. And of course my part requires the most makeup out of anybody else in the cast so I was the easiest to make fun of. ;( But anyways, right when I got back I had a student council meeting. Our school is taking part in a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network which is an organization which raises money for Hellen DeVos Children's Hospital and I am the chair of the committe so I am in charge of all that. Colleting, counting and sorting money, hanging posters, spreading the word, leading doughnut and cookie sales, keeping track of the competetions..ugh. it's just so much. I am going crazy I think! And of course all the extra added stress around the holidays..christmas cards, gifts, get-togethers...oh my word. Plus our band and choir concerts are comming up along with musical and basketball tryouts. And for all of you who don't think teenagers know what stress really is..lol..trust me I do. ;) I will post more pictures of my play this weekend from our Friday's performance for you all. This is just one of me and my friend shannon dressed up as an elf backstage before dress rehearsal....with all our crazy makeup just done.
This is just a quick video I wanted to show you all which Ingrid and I made of Sophia...hope you get a good laugh for the day ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP3sweuthIQ

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Smart Card Sunday

WOW that 5 day weekend sure did go by fast. It was so nice to take a break from everything though. We got together with family for Thanksgiving and enjoyed a delicious feast and I spent my other time chilling and getting together with friends. Nothing to special to report though..;)
but of course I must not forget about smart card Sunday... I've heard you've all been missing them...=[[

God is
watching out for you.
If you ask him,
He'll tell you where
not to go. Your part is
to pray for protection
from evil, to thank
him for his care,
and to obey.
- Dr. Bruce Wilkinson

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm Back

I never really realized that it has been practically 2 months since I've blogged. I have definitly been missing it but time has just been going by so fast. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is already next week...and Christmas is nearly a month away..it's crazy! But as you all know I have been of course keeping busy- soccer and volleyball are over but I am still involoved in the play and student council. Basketball doesn't start until January so I will be taking a break for awhile unless I join a travel volleyball team. Other than that everything is crazy at school as well. With 2 advanced classes I have tests atleast once every week and lots of projects and homework. I am going to try to make more time to blog as volleyball is over so I should have more free time because I have definitly been missing all of you.
I am home sick today and have a doctor's appointment this afternoon. I went to bed last night at 6:00 and slept all the way until 8:30 this morning and woke up with a sore throat, cough, and horrible headace which has been going on over a week, so there is definitly something wrong. But hopefully the doctor will just give me an antibotic or something later this afternoon.

Anyway, I just posted a few pics of me and my friends that I have taken lately..nothing too special..=]







Friday, September 14, 2007

As you guys may have noticed I am having a real hard time keeping up with the blog. With volleyball right after school, soccer after that, and 3 advanced classes I just don't have the time. Not to mention the football games, student council, church and bible sudy, and parties...I'm just so busy.

But the year has been going good. I made the A volleyball team and am hangin out with a lot of new friends. My classes are amazing and my locker is right by one of my best friends.
Hope you are all doing well. Middle school is so very crazy but I am doing great and putting up with all the drama! ;) Hope you all are doing well. hugs to everyone! <3