Friday, July 25, 2008
Here are a couple of pages I did a while back. I have yet to get the journaling done on them though.(ugh!:) The journaling part isn't my favorite. The pics were taken last year when, as part of my birthday present, Lauren invited me to her house for a very special time. Everything was so much fun... from spa night, shopping, a tea party her mom surprised us with, to the very special surprise... a night at the orchestra. She wanted to do my hair in a curly bun, which is what the first page is about. The second is when we went swimming in her grandmother's apartments at night when we where the only ones in the pool.
To see the picture up close click on it.
For more crafts go to Chari's blog.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
The recital was at a beautiful recital hall. I had my recital there last year and it is really a neat place to perform. Chari will have a video clip of my song. I think I did pretty well. The song is called Georgiana, and is from the Pride and Prejudice movie. I really like the new one they put out with Keira Knightley in it. We would get it from the library, but last night my family gave it to me! I was really excited about that!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Chari nominated me for this one.
Two names I go by:
Two Things I Am Wearing Right Now:
1.My London England shirt
2.a jean skirt
Two of my favorite things to do:
1.Hang out with friends
Two things I want very badly at the moment:
1.To be done with school for the summer
2.To have an easier way of seeing friends and family that I don't see very much
Two pets I have/had:
Two people you would like to fill this out: (if you want to)
Two things I did last night:
1.Played in my recital
2.ate ice cream afterwards
Two things I have eaten today:
2.Part of a Pop Tart (aren't I healthy today?:)
Two people I last talked to:
Two things I am doing tomorrow:
1.Going to church
2.Singing in church with our trio
What was my longest car ride:
1.East Texas to Idaho via California Coast (I was only 10 months at the time so I don't remember it too well:)
2. East Texas to Seattle, WA
Two favorite holidays:
2.My b-day( wait a minute thats not a holiday is it;)
Two favorite beverages:
1.Does starbucks frappucino count?
Two things I have done today:
1.Got up(now there's an accomplishment:)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
1) What I was doing ten years ago:
Well I would have been 6 years old at the time and can't remember a whole lot of what I was doing, so I'll talk about my case of the chicken pox. We found out I had them when we went to Branson for a vacation. On the way there I started feeling sick, and needless to say I really didn't see much of Branson outside of our hotel room. Chari, Mom, and Dad would take shifts taking care of me, and would bring me back something special.
2) Things on my to-do list today:
Well, since to day is half over I'll tell you some of the things I've already done. I went to church this morning, and came home and had a really yummy dinner. I'm blogging right now, and I'll be going to church tonight
3) Snacks I enjoy:
turtle chex mix
4) If I were a billionaire I'd...
Give money to the church
go on a mission trip
give to the orphanage our church supports
5)My 3 worst habits are...
not drinking enough water
not saving my money
6)Places I have lived:
7)Jobs I have held:
8) People I would like to tag
So getting caught up on the current events. I've added a playlist to my blog, I like all kinds of music, but one kind I really enjoy is Celtic music. Are my Irish roots showing or what? I also like Josh Groban and Michelle Tumes,who are both on there. BTW Orinoco Flow is done by Celtic Woman not Enya like the pic says, and the ones that are listed under bluestnow are also Celtic Woman. Anyway, I'm really excited about the playlist. Well, since Chari has blogged about most of the things that have been happening lately, I'll show pics from when I went to the zoo. I haven't been there for years, so it was fun going back. Lauren,Dustin,and a friend got to come down, so I got to be with them. Now are you ready to tour the zoo? I'll be your tour guide for this trip, and there will be so much info that you will probably go from my blog with your head spinning. So read carefully and slowly to make sure you get it all.
this is called an elephant. It tried and tried to think of a way to stuff the whole bale of hay in his mouth at once, but he finally had to give up. I think his eyes were a little bigger than his mouth!:)
and finally we come to the monkey exhibit, just kidding(I think:) me, Lauren, Dustin, and Dan is the friend that came down with them.
Hope you enjoyed the tour, and if you have any questions leave a comment:) Thank you and please come again!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Emma turned sharply, and stormed down the path to the cottage. By the time she reached the cottage, she was worried and angry.
“Grandmother! Please fix me a bottle of warm milk. Slade’s been shooting on our property again. He killed the doe and I couldn’t see her fawn anywhere around. I’m afraid the shot scared her and she ran off without knowing where she was headed,” Emma said, frantically putting supplies into a basket.
“I don’t much like the outlook for tonight. It’s getting mighty windy and cold out there. I’m not sure I like the idea of you going out there tonight… looks like it could snow,” speculated Emma’s grandmother.
“I have to go,” Emma said with determination. “The fawn could be caught, and the wolves will be out anytime now, with it getting dark.”
“Well then, get your cloak on and here is a thermos of hot tea, and be careful,” her grandmother warned.
“I will. I’ll be back before you know it.” Emma tried sounding cheerful, but she had reservations about going out on such a stormy night.
The wind started pounding Emma as soon as she was out the door. Grandmother was right - it was snowing and hard. The howl of the wind was deafening, as Emma pulled the hood of her cloak over her head as far as it would go. The snow seemed to be a million little daggers all directed at her.
Finally she saw a clump of brown through the snow, Emma forced herself to move faster. There was the fawn, a mass of fur barely moving. She heard a whistle of a train coming around the side of the hill. Emma froze. The fawn was on the track. Everything inside Emma started screaming Go back now! Memories started flashing through her mind. She could hear the screams, and feel the pain.
“Mommy, I’m scared,” the little girl clung to Elizabeth Carter’s hand. With the other she clutched a small rag doll.
“It’s all right, Emma. I’ve ridden on a train before, and it’s the fastest way to Grandfather and Grandmother’s for Christmas. Oh, Here comes Papa with the tickets.”
“What’s wrong with my little girl?” Jonathan Carter picked up Emma and twirled her around in front of the train depot. Usually when he did, she would giggle and beg for to him to do it again, but not this time. Instead, a troubled expression started to form on the four year old’s face.
“I don’t want to go, and I don’t want you and mommy to go either.”
“Why not?” Jonathan’s eyebrows raised in concern. Emma usually wasn’t so adamant about things. Oh, she would sometimes have a stubborn streak or two, but she was normally an easygoing child.
“Because I’m afraid something bad will happen if we go.” As she was saying the words, they could hear the train’s brakes squeal as the engine roared up and halted in front of the depot. The next few minutes were a flurry of action. Everything seemed to fly past Emma, as she was hurried into the mouth of the black beast. She walked down the aisle of the train, and climbed up into the seat, without saying a word. Both parents exchanged worried glances. Emma would normally drive them crazy with all sorts of questions about such an adventure, but she didn’t this time. The train started out and finally got up to speed. Both parents tried to ease the little girl’s fear, as well as their own uneasiness. Suddenly the train started tipping. Screams erupted throughout the train as metal clashed against metal. Emma looked up and saw the panicked faces of her parents. She felt something slice her leg. Everything started spinning round and round. Then blackness.
Emma shook herself to the present. She could now see the train coming around the corner, barreling toward her and the helpless animal. She raced as fast as she could, in the driving snow, to reach the fawn. Pooling her strength, she grabbed the trembling fawn and dashed to the edge of the woods, just as the train sped by. Collapsing by a tree stump, Emma tried to comfort the forlorn creature. She realized they both didn’t have parents to take care of them, but the fawn had her and she had her grandmother.
“Don’t worry, I’ve got you now.” Emma cooed to the fawn. “I know what it’s like to be afraid, but it’s all right, I’ll take care of you.”
Emma smiled to herself…she had faced her worst fear, and conquered.