Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Christmas Of Service

For Christmas this year we went to California to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. On Christmas morning we had planed on sleeping in and then doing presents after we did other things. But that didn't happen because all the little kids were up and opening their presents and we couldn't sleep with all the noise they were making so we got up and opened presents. After we played for a little bit we all got ready and went to the old folks home where grandpa gives a lesson every Sunday. All the grand kids sang for them and then we talked to them and passed out treats. One woman took me by the hand and said, "Don't you stop singing. You have a great voice and you should share it. I am so glad that you shared it with me." She was very kind and it was a sweet experience. We all had a lot of fun. After that we went to a kind of homeless shelter. They were passing out sleeping bags and food and gloves and hats and clothes and all kinds of things to the homeless. We went to volunteer and when we got there they had so many volunteers that they did have anything for us to do. So we sang them a few songs and talked to some of them. One man came in, we were all standing by the door....
Let me back up a little bit. All of the stuff that was there had been donated by people who wanted to help the homeless. We donated candy the day before. But we couldn't find the M&M's the day before so we brought them with us when we went on Christmas.
Okay now back to us standing by the door.
A man walked in and my dad said "You can go through the line and some food and a sleeping bag." and the man said "I already got my stuff I just heard that they had M&M's now and I wanted to come get some."
At the time I thought it was really funny. But the more I think about it the more I think it's sad. Because what we have in our house constantly and only costs us 75 cents, which to us is nothing but to these people is a lot of money, they are what made this man's Christmas. A little bag of M&M's. Can you even imagine?
The mas who owns the building gave us a tour of one of the other buildings he owns that he uses to help the homeless women get jobs. And he kept saying something that I won't forget.
"when Christ comes again, he won't to the rich. He will come here where he can do the most good. And that's why we should be here. Because don't you want to meet the savior when he comes?"
This man is Muslim and he owns his own company(that has nothing to do with the homeless) and he has put and continues to put in tons of his money into helping these people. He is an incredible man and I am better by meeting him.
This experience just got me to thinking.Where will I be when that Savior comes? Will I be out helping those who are in need. Will i be working along side Him or will I be sitting in front of my computer on facebook?
Just something for you to think about.
So I ask you.... Where will you be when He comes?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fine Arts Concert

Yesterday we did a fine arts concert at school. It was the band, the orchestra, the jazz band, sympohonic band, percussion ensemble, bell choir, concert choir, and the Madrigals all stuffed into one concert! It was wonderful! I didn't realize how many talented people we have at our school. People are incredible and I love that they are willing to share their talents with the world.
So to all the incredible people in this world who are will to share their talents, I say "THANKYOU!!!" And to all those who have talents but don't share them, I say "Don't be afraid you truely amazing!!!"

Bow Baby

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I love that movie so dearly. We watched a part of it in seminary and now I'm longing to watch it. Just sayin'. (:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I'm Done With This Day

It started out very good. I got up,got ready, went to seminary, had a great lesson, got to school early, sang only 2 songs in Bells Voix(but we took up the whole time(the girls could sing them)) we were just perfecting today. And then.....
-Mentor period(A stupid waste of time the school came up with to waste our time and throw off our schedules), we have a new kid on our class(we had the same class since our sophomore year) and he's really smart, but he treats everyone else like their stupid. I don't like that. I am not a child. Just cause you're smart doesn't mean that everyone else is completely stupid. And lucky me I get to sit by him. He is really nice, and he's kind-a cute, but do you have to treat me that way?
-Financial Lit. We had a guest speaker, she was better than the one we usually have, but it just dragged on and on and on and on and on.... and on. So I worked on my packet and I got a whole section done(only 5 to go), then we watched some Oprah Winfrey, some people are really stupid. "You guys I don't get it!"
-Lunch was good.
-Ceramics was great, fantastic, phenomenal, marvelous, spectacular, amazing. Have I ever mentioned that I love that class?
-Choir was fun. I don't have a seat. My section leader is a beast. The girl I had to sit by today was tone deaf(I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and guess that she was sick). Ms. Lechman was sorta grumpy. D was stressin' out. But man do we sound GOOD!
-After school I went into the counseling center to talk to my counselor, but alas they wont let me talk to Ms. Bell who has been my counselor since ever, so I have to talk to the new guy who ended up not being there after I waited for 20minutes.
-I got home at 3:05 and got something to eat and then I went to the library(which took A LOT longer than I had had planned).
-I planned on going job hunting, I asked a few people to write a recommendation letter and the only person who actually got one to me was the person I thought wouldn't do it. I filled out ONE, and then I had to leave to go pick up my brother from work.
-I got lost. In rush hour traffic. And I used up all my gas looking for it. That gas was suppose to last me until Thanksgiving break.
-I still need to look up things to see if I qualify for a scholarship to SNOW.
-I'm hungry I only had a few animal crackers after school. I want a hot dog.
-I want to go to bed and to stop having nightmares...... and I'm hungry mama. I really and hungry.
I'm Done With This Day!



So I was making dinner last night(we had make your own chicken salad(It was very good!)) I was cutting up vegies and....
I cut myself.
Here's where the seriously comes in.....
Wait for it.....
Wait for it.....


Saturday, November 12, 2011


So Friday night we went over to CJ and Audrey Madson's house and decorated our T-shirts. I got home about 10:30 and went to bed. I didn't sleep AT ALL. Then at 5am I got up to take some meds to help me feel better. I was just opening the bottle when I knew I was going to throw up. And I did. Luckily I made it to the bathroom. I sat in there for a little while feeling gross and then around 6:30 I went back to my room and went to bed. I woke up a few minutes before 10 still feeling grody. So I got ready for the day and deep cleaned our bathroom. Then I went Back to the Madson's to finish the T-shirts. We did Audrey's hair(it turned out really cute) I went home and put away the groceries, sorted the pantry, did a load of laundry, made brownies, dusted, did dishes, and went shopping with daddy. We went over to Samm's house for dinner, we had home made chicken noodle soup in bread bowls, I didn't eat much(it was the first thing I'd eaten all day). We took pictures. Went to the dance, took more pictures, danced, mingled, squealed with my bestest. Then we came to my house for sundays and games. We played who knows their date best. Zach and I won, I thought that was surprising, I thought for sure Samm and CJ would win, but alas.... WE ROCK! Everyone went home and I still feel yucky. I had a ton of fun!!! But it would have been much better if I didn't feel so nasty.
I brushed my teeth 10 times today(plus one more before I go to bed). And I think I washed my hands at least 35 times. I hand sanitized so many times my hands are dry and cracky. I really hope I didn't get anyone sick. I know how uncool that is. And I hope I get better sooner rather than later. Goodnight all!!!(Pictures to come)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011