Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I had to go to the dentist today, again! They had to snip a muscle or something in my mouth. I had to get frozen (with a needle!) and 2 stitches. clearly this was not a very smart idea. ok, maybe it was but it hurts. I can't eat hard foods (soup for lunch and pasta for supper) and it hurts whenever I smile. it's really not a good thing when your brother and sister follow you and tell you not to smile so that you really have no choice and end up smiling and then saying "owh!!!!"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Exciting News!!!!

I have some exciting news! I'm going to be part of a blog tour!
I'll review the books listed below on the dates listed.I'll tell a little bit about what the book was about, the main characters, the challenge they overcame and who my favorite character was. I'll tell you how I liked this book, my favorite scene from the novel. I'll tell you if I would recommend this book to anyone else and why. I'll give my overall score of this book, the author, title, genre...
The books and dates are... (drumroll please)
  • July 7- Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble
  • July 13- Motercycles, Sushi and One Strange Book

I can't wait to review these books for you.

Friday, June 18, 2010

...Not a chance

It's my first day of almost freedom (I still have some science left to do) and it's turning out to be an interesting day. I did my test this morning, it took me not as long as I thought it would. After my exam, me and my mom and Jaxon went shopping, picked up the kids, and got some lunch. So when we got home, My mom had to pack up and leave for Calgary, leaving me in charge of the littles. Well, not even half an hour into my "adventure" I had another adventure. Our kittens got out. I tried to bring them inside but our big cat, Tink, wasn't too thrilled about sharing his space. My solution, bring out the towels, the clothespins and the paperclips. No, I didn't suffocate the cats. I went into their outdoor pen and hung towels over every wall, pinning them in place. Like to see you try and get out of that one, kitties. (For the record, they are still in, curling up in their "house" and sleeping like little angels. Can't fool me, I know the adventerous spirit inside.) I've finished making my little jail, finished almost all of my schooling and finished lunch. Catricia and Jaxon are playing wii and Jacob is over at a friend's. I'll make pizza tonight, which both kids have agreed to help me with. We'll watch a movie and eat popcorn and wait for my dad to come home. Sounds like a relaxing night, right? Sounds like it will be an easy day of babysitting. Want to know what I say to that... NOT A CHANCE!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Hope you all like the new design. I changed it 3 times before I finally got the one I wanted. Well my tests have been changed for Thursday and Friday which gives me a few more days to study. We got our kittens today! We got a grey one, that me and Jaxon share, named O'Malley and a black one, that's Jacob's, named Vader. They are so cute and tiny. I don't have any pictures yet but I'll post some when I get some. We didn't go visit our horses today. As you can probably imagine, we had a pretty busy day. We might head out tomorrow, though, if we have enough time.

Monday, June 14, 2010

And the forecast for the next week is... BUSY

Well I'm back! The pictures are still in my camera but I'll post them as soon as I get them downloaded. This week (or last couple of days) has been busy with more then just Miette stuff. Let me give you the offiicial countdown of how many days until...
1 day left to study for my exams
1 day until we get our kitties!
1 day (hopefully) until I get to go see my horsey (I'll post the story below)
2 days left until my first exam, Math
3 days until my last exam, L.A
3 days until my dentist appointment, (I dislike the dentist, even if my mom does work there)
4 days until school, besides science which I don't count because I can do that out in the sun, is DONE!!!!!!
6 days until the Reba concert, which I'm going to with my Auntie
7 days, 3 hours and 21 minuets (from the time of writing) until Take 4 is going to be released!
7 days until I'm going to Red Willow day camp with my family for a day of family fun!

Ok, now I'll post the story. Our horses aren't here right now because we have too much clover in our new pasture and they got alsikes poisoning which means they ate too much clover and it does something to their liver and if we don't get them out now they could die. SO we moved them out, or my dad did, on Friday. Thank God that a wonderful Judy was inside, (Judy taught me riding lessons for a while back and she's friends with my cousin Carly) and answered her phone ( a real surprise if you know Judy) and she had extra pasture and was willing to take on the job of caring for our five little ponies. We might be heading out to visit them tomorrow.

I might be really busy with exams in these next few days so I won't post. I'll catch up as soon as my 'busy week' is over.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


We're headed to Miette tomorrow! The down side is that I got sick this morning. I have a headache and a sore throat and a ear ache. hopefully that won't make this trip TOO bad. But as you can tell, it's always a good time when we go up the mountain. So here are some pictures from LAST YEAR and I'll post some new one's when I get back. I just want you all writhing with jealousy as I go 'round the mountain and soak in the hot springs, lol.
P.S I got a secret for you. I got PURPLE streaks in my hair. I'll add pictures of that when I get back, too.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It's the Little Things

I was just reading a blog from a girl who lives in Africa, taking care of 12 (yes 12) little girls. I couldn't help but think as I read her blog how amazing it is that she got an opportunity to serve God in such a way. I know it was hard for her, to leave her family and her country, her home and her life, but everything seems so amazing. (Note I'm saying this BEFORE I've even stepped foot into a foreign country!) I think it would be so cool to serve like that. But then I'm reminded. God put me in this place for a reason. God gave me this calling so I could touch people HERE. I don't need to travel halfway around the world to find my calling and do what I'm supposed to do. Right now I'm called to serve right here, I'm called to love right here, I'm called to bless right here, I'm called to give right here. I don't have to be half way around the world to show God's love to people. It's weird how when we think of ministry, it's in a foreign country. Africa, Asia, wherever but not here. not in North America. Fact is, we don't need to go half way around the world to serve. Fact is, God is calling us to serve where we are, right now. We're not in this place by accident or mistake. We're not here because there was no where else on this earth for us to go. We are here to touch lives, to make a difference, to change the world. Changing the world doesn't just start in Africa. We are put in the place we are to change the world. I have a sponsor child, Lilian. She's five and writes me the sweetest little letters. She always tells me how she and her family are doing, asks about my life and tells me about hers. She's not in school yet but she's already very excited to learn. She lives in Guatamala with her family. When ever I write her back, I always tell her how precious she is to me, that I'm praying for her and I begin with the same thing almost every time, 'hey beautiful girl.' It's funny to think that the small letters I send her or the money I give her every month is changing her life. It's weird to think that something that's so small for me is giving Lilian food to eat, clothes to wear, fresh water to drink and a chance at a better life. I'm changing the world from where I am. I'm changing her community, her family and her life. Changing the world doesn't even have to start in Guatamala, like the change I'm doing in Lil, changing the world can be as simple as saying hello to someone as you walk from class to class (or whatever.) It can be as simple as handing out giftcards to homeless people on the streets. It can be as easy as volunteering at the soup kitchen. The little things we do, that we don't think of as changing a life, can actually have a big impact on people. When we hear of a big calling, like the girl I talked about earlier, it's easy to think of our own calling as small or insignificant. It's easy to say that we're not in a place to help people. Truth it- you're own calling is not small or insignificant, no calling is small or insignificant to God. You are just in the place where God wants you to be, to reach out and show people His love and touch them with His touch. Some People are called to do big things, like work in Africa raising 12 daughters, and some people become doctors and lawyers and flip burgers at McDonalds. But where ever you are, whatever you do, how ever you do it, you are touching lives. It doesn't matter where you live or what you do, there are no insignificant callings with God. there are no small roles in the plans He has to touch this world. It doesn't matter if we're a nation away or right here at home, we all have a place in reaching this lost world. there are no small parts with God. And even the little things we do can be part of something amazing.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We're Here!!!!

Yes, we are here at our new place! We moved here on Friday and are still settling in. I have ALMOST all of my boxes unpacked. I'll post some pictures once I take some. Just thought I'd let you all know we're here, safe and sound :)
blog more later