Sunday, December 28, 2008

There is DEFINITELY a reason!!

Today, I got to go see my friend who just had the surgery!! It was nice to see her. We watched this good movie, called "Just my Luck" although, I don't believe in luck! Only, I do like "lucky" pennies (= haha...

If you all think of it, pray for my dad's side of the family. My great aunt (my grandma's sister) passed away today, so they are going to be traveling, but the good news is, I get to see them again since this is where she lived.

I think that I mentioned this song, but I love it so much! 'There is a Reason' it is so good! Just helps me remember, He has got it all under control, when I am frustrated with even the tiniest things!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Some Pictures

My Adorable brother! (with a nerf gun!) ah! When they's interesting! My older brother got a nerf gun for Christmas, and it shots 3 darts per second! UGH! (I am the target, sometimes!!)
My friends...they wanted to go visit these people, and I wanted a picture!

My friend and I at the Nutcracker! (IN LINE!!)

Last, but def. not least...OUR ADORABLE PUPPIES!! Mac is the one looking, Zoe is the one not looking (?!)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas (a day late!)

I hope that everybody had a Merry Christmas- I did! It was a bit different, but that's okay.

My mom was the first one up, and then I was the one to wake up my brothers! It was fun! I was like IT'S CHRISTMAS!!! I was so excited! Mom had the music really loud, so that we would wake up. A fun morning!

Then, we opened our stockings, and ate breakfast. Then next to each of the kid's plates was a gift. Mine was a box. It was from my dad. They all were. My baby brother opened his. It was his very first Bible. Dad had written something in it, and picked out a Bible Passage. Next I guessed mine, I had been wanting a new Bible, I opened it up- It was a Bible from my dad!! He had written in it and given me a Bible passage. My oldest brother, got a money clip with a Bible verse engraved, and his initials. Mom then opened her stocking, and I read the Christmas story, out of my new Bible! I love it!!

We opened presents from relatives from far, and near. It was fun! Then, after we had opened everything, everyone started doing their things. But my older brother and I had one more thing (and my dad!) I went to get it- a letter and a present for my mom, from my dad. It is a beautiful ring! A ruby heart. (= She loves it!

I got a camera from my mom. I love it!! That, my Bible, and a pair of earrings( from my mom) are probably my favorite! The earrings are probably my favorite because they are for my second hole, which I am going to get with my Auntie! She was there when I got my first, and this time she is going to get a second with me! EXCITING!! I heard it might hurt....AH!

Today I went to the Nutcracker with some friends. It was fun, but did you know, that it has NO WORDS?! I was like WHAT?! It was okay. But I love words! So it wasn't my favorite. But it was cool. And it was free!

I was just thinking, sometimes the best stuff is free. And ya know what, that is true. A relationship with Jesus Christ is free- sure you may endure some suffering, but you also endure suffering without Him, so why not endure it with Him, it is SO much easier. Without Him, I would have to worry about whether I would ever see my dad again, but I don't because one day I will be with Him in heaven. Not because of anything I did. If it was I would NEVER make it. It is all because of Jesus Christ. He came to this earth. HE WAS BORN IN A STABLE! But yet, regardless of how he was born- He came to save the world from our sins. He loves us so much! That He did that. I love him! And he is always with me!! Even though my earthly daddy isn't here, my Heavenly Daddy is.

Well . . . there are some Chinese leftovers in the fridge. And my brother is playing a Nerf game on the wii, and there is a good book over there . . . so. . . until next time!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Merry Christmas Eve to everybody!!

Today, for dinner, we ate Chinese, and watched Holiday Inn.

Then we got to open some presents- pajamas, Air Buddies, and Popcorn from Mom. And then just some presents from friends. The rest will be tomorrow morning!

Right now, we are watching Air Buddies. Well I am not, yet. I will go over there in a minute. I've already seen it- and it's a good movie! I recommend it!

Last night, I went to a Christmas Bible Study. It is lead by my really good friends. And then an awesome teacher from our school comes along for supervision! It was so good! We broke up into little groups, and studied the characters of Mary, Joseph, and the angel Gabriel. It was really cool! A lot of things got put back into perspective. At least for me they did. Like how Mary was probably in labor for a long time- I usually think of it as quick, painless. No doctor, a BARN! Which, was probably more like a cave. Joseph probably delivered the baby. interesting in itself. for both of them, it was probably a humbling I really liked it.
Then we did some other stuff. ATE. Um, we wrote down our favorite Christmas memory. One of mine is that for the past few years, on Christmas Eve, James and I would go in his room and watch a movie while Mom and Dad would carry down all the presents. So we couldn't see everything till the morning. This year is going to be a bit similar. Mom isn't going to carry all of the presents down till later. I offered to help...but she won't let me. I wonder why?! (=

Well, Merry Christmas to all.

Monday, December 22, 2008

People caroled to me!!

I have been really busy! I have been a lot of places!

I was at my friend Cork's house for a night, and then I went back to my "home away from home" for a night, and then I was at my friend ( who just had the surgery) I was at her house for dinner. And now, I am home.

Cork, and my friend who just got home from being out of the country, they came over on Saturday, and we had a bunch of fun! Cork cut her hair! It was soo long! So we- Cork- cut it. I helped a bit, well cleaning up, and getting her hair went- oh she was able to donate 11 inches, so I helped blow dry it! Theresa thought is was gross! oh well...

Amanda, the one who had the surgery is doing pretty well. It was fun to go and visit her. I missed her! We exchanged Christmas presents, and ate, and talked.

People from our youth group came and caroled to us. So that was cool.

Last night when I was at McL house, people came and caroled to us there, too! It was really cold out there last night! We had a snow fight, well mainly my older brother pushing us into the snow, and us landing face first, and all different ways!

Well, I have a lot more to say, but I am going to get going.

Sometime, I will write and tell more. Oh and put on pictures!!

And my friend, Beck, who has the blog, told you all how we are going to see the Nutcracker! Well I am really excited!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Today I Skipped School...

....but I had a purpose, and I think it was excused. Because I filled out a slip, and have to write a report little thing.

Let me explain.

Yesterday was my dad's birthday. And a few weeks ago, we were trying to decide what to do for his birthday. I said we should go to the hospital, so that is what we did. We went and saw the doctor, and some of the nurses. It was nice. It was more sentimental for my mom, because I had only been there a hanful of times, same for both of my brothers. My mom spent the last year in and out in and out. Then we went to Chic-fil-A. A FAMILY FAVORITE/MUST!! And while we were there, we ate lunch with the people my mom stayed with this past year. Then we went to a Christian bookstore (our GPS took us somewhere else, so it was a bit of a trip!) but now we are safely home. Well, except my brother. He is with some of his friends.

We took the places we went Dunkin Doughnuts. They looked good! Hopefully they enjoyed them. I got to meet different people like I said, and it was nice to put a face with the name.

Well, the weather is looking like I won't have school tomorrow, which is sorta a bummer. What a way to start Christmas vacation! I mean, I won't be able to give some people their gifts till after New Year's, and then I didn't get to say bye to my friends...oh well. Life doesn't always go my way.

Today my friend flew in! I think. She should arriving at her house any minute now! So I can't wait to see her! I am looking forward to it so much! My other friend has her surgery tomorrow morning. I talked to her tonight. After midnight she can't eat anything, and tomorrow she has a list of things she can't do. I really hope and pray that this surgery goes well! That she will be able to return to basketball next year.

Another reason why I don't want school canceled tomorrow: some of our teams have games, sadly mine doesn't. But I still like to watch my school play!

So, I guess here comes the snow....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Snow Day!!

Today was another snow day! But I wasn't even going to school! Today is my Dad's Birthday, well would be if he was still alive. So I was going to go down to the hospital to see the doctor who helped my dad, and then go visit a few nurses on his floor. So I am going to be doing that tomorrow.

So today, after the weather cleared, my older brother and i went Christmas shopping. We got some presents we needed to get. I can't share though...sorry!

I have to go wrap my mom's Christmas presents, and Beck's!! Oh, and some more friend's. I have a lot to do!!

Can you believe that Christmas is in 8 days?!!!
And that my awesomely amazing friend is flying home tomorrow is exciting enough to make me want to...I don't know....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas is a coming!

9 days till Christmas
And my AWESOME friend flies home on THURSDAY!!!! Time has flown....
oh, and the sad count down- my good friend, has surgery on Friday...

Today at lunch we were talking about how when our friend comes back, she will notice all the changes. For us they have all been gradual so it doesn't seem like a lot, but for her it will be different. I just hope the bad weather stays away!

Last night, I had a basketball game. All four teams did. We all won. Our game was 37-1. The other team did a good job. Our team was a bit on the other side of things...but I am happy for our team. Since last year, we were undefeated see, ever since our girls team had been created, which was like maybe this is the 7th year of it, we were undefeated and in our 6th year, we lost ending it 83-1. It was a great record tho. Just we had a bad experience. But there is definitly more to life than sports. GOD! He is what life is ALL ABOUT! So losing a basketball game, in the whole sceme of things, is okay. Our team is going to have a good season this year!!

A few more days and I will be out for Christmas break!

Well, the puppies jsut woke up...time to watch!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tomorrow I have a basketball game! AH! I am excited....It's my first game of the season! My friend Beck who I told you about, she is on my team, and then on the Varsity team, because she is PRETTY GOOD!!, and just plain beautiful! But anyway, I was watching her play the other day, and I told her that I needed a shirt that said My Biggest Fan, My Little Sister....

My best friend who I lived with (my other sister!) is here for the weekend! And I think that she might stay for the week! I am pretty excited...

Tonight at youth group, the speaker talked about how the TRUE meaning of Christmas is CHRIST. That he came to die for us, he lived a sinLESS life, and then died for a sinner like me? Ya he did! It's pretty amazing!! And so he was saying how we should be excited and tell people about Christ, and how he is going to be returning. He could come back at ANY time!!

Well, my dinner is COLD! EWW! So I need to get going...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

15 days till Christmas

15 days..!!

Today, I went to the orthodontist, and got really exciting news!! I only have to wear my retainers at night. I am so happy!!

Well, I don't have much time. I am going to watch a movie with my "baby" brother...And it's getting kinda late.

But I heard this song, and I really liked it

Big Daddy Weave - What Life Would Be Like
From the album What Life Would Be Like

I wish I was more of a man
Have you ever felt that way
And if I had to tell you the truth
I'm afraid I'd have to say
That after all I've done and failed to do
I feel like less than I was meant to be
What if I could fix myself

Maybe then I could get free
I could try to be somebody else
Who's much better off than me
But I need to remember this
That it's when I'm at my weakest
I can clearly see

He made the lame walk and the dumb talk
He opened blinded eyes to see
That the sun rises on His time
Yet He knows our deepest desperate need
And the world waits while His heart aches
To realize the dream
I wonder what life would be like if we let
Jesus life thru you and me

What if you could see yourself thru another pair of eyes
What if you could hear the truth
Instead of old familiar lies
What if you could feel inside
The power of the hand that made the universe You'd realize

He made the lame walk and the dumb talk
He opened blinded eyes to see
That the sun rises on His time
Yet He knows our deepest desperate need
And the world waits while His heart aches
To realize the dream
I wonder what life would be like if we let
Jesus life thru you and me

All our hearts they burn within us
All our lives we've longed for more
So let us lay our lives before the one who gave His life for us

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

16 days till Christmas!

16 days till C h r i s t m a s
10 days till my friend, who is in another country for the school yr., f lies home
11 days till C h r i s t m a s break
7 days till my first basketball game
11 days till my friend has knee surgery );

Less then 12 hours till I have to go back to school. . .

So my friend is flying home soon! I am so excited. We don't really have much planned- just to hang out. And then, my other good friend is having knee surgery- so if you remember it, pray for her! She is an awesome basketball/ soccer player, and she is out for this season, but pray that she will be able to come back next season, and that her surgery wouldn't be too painful.

This weekend, we are decorating the Christmas tree!! I can't wait!

My mom is sick. She barely has a voice, and it really hurts her to talk. She is working hard to get the house back in order, and run us to and from school, and take care of the dogs! Which bye the way are doing well! They try to go up the steps. Zoe got about half way up and then I had to go get her. They don't really know how to get back down. They figured it out, but it was funny!

In my devotions, I read Ecclesiastes 7 : 1 says ". . . People can learn more from sobbing when someone dies that from being happy when someone is born." My dad's life was NOT in vain. So many people have been affected by him and what God did through him, and I believe that God is still using my dad's testimony even though he is no longer present on this earth. The next verse says ". . . Everyone will die someday. Those who are still living should really think about that."

I miss my daddy so much! I wonder what he is doing in heaven. I miss him a lot, and it's hard without him. I know he is better off, and I am glad. I am not mourning for him by any means. When they told me that the doctors couldn't do anything, he wasn't sorry for himself. He was sorry for us. That he was leaving, and I miss him.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm not good at making titles...

My dad was a lot better at making titles than I am. I can't seem to think of what to title it!

Today was an interesting day! I planned on not going to school today, because I just needed a day home. It was hard last night for me, and I just needed to stay home. So it was good- God had it all worked out because- my mom woke me up around 8 a.m. and I was really hot, and my head hurt so bad. My forehead, and the back of my head. It hurt soo bad! I don't know how to explain it, so I didn't feel well! Then my mom said that I couldn't go to my school's Christmas Program- BUT by the time it came around tonight, I was able to go. I think I will need to take more medicine before I got to bed, though, so I don't wake up with my head hurting again.

Did I say that we got puppies? I am pretty sure that I did- but if I didn't WE GOT PUPPIES! They are so adorable. They are 6 weeks old- and so cute!! Mac, and Zoe!

So today we moved home, and it was good. We had a lot of stuff there- A LOT! But it is nice to be home- but I am missing all of my "brothers and sisters, and my 2 extra parents" It is a bit lonely!

Right now, it's 10:21, and I am sitting here and we just started the movie Transformers; I don't know if it is going to be any good, but here I am. Maybe I will fall asleep. I am really tired.

Okay well, I will get going.

Some one left me a message with this song- I really really like it

Bring The Rain

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times

So I pray
Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain

So I pray
Bring me joy,
bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

Isn't that a really good song?
Jesus- bring the rain.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

At the viewing someone asked me if I was going to keep up with the blog during basketball season. I said oh yeah basketball isn't going to stop me! Well, this might be a little harder than I thought...

Yesterday, we had the scrimage. It went well. We played a team who is older than we are, and we did pretty well.

Today, the bus came early!! And Em and I slept in on top of that! So we were rushing out the door- but at least the bus driver is kind and waits- and that everyone got their lunches!!

Today is Wednesday, and on Friday we plan to move home. It will be a sad and happy time.

Today I had a science test, {AHHH} I thought I did pretty well, but then my teacher started going over some of the answers! It could come back bad- I said science wasn't my strong point!

Tonight, my older brother and I got to talk for a while, so that was pretty cool. He made two of the little guys a huge fort a few days ago. It is pretty cool. So he and I talked about how we were doing, some guys, some girls, and just stuff. I love talking to my older brother! It was a nice time,

Well, it's almost 10:20! I wanted to be in bed by 10 because I am so tired- that worked well.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I ate too many M&M's

I ate a lot of M&M's a while ago, but they tasted really good!!

Today was a semi-busy day. I went home, went to Walmart, went to my friend's for a few minutes, and that sort of stuff.

At the funeral the other day, my friend gave me a book called "His Princess- Love Letters from Your King." I read the first one yesterday, and it said how God is the Lover of my Soul. He has chosen me. I am excited to read through this book.

Tomorrow I have to return to school. I have a basketball scrimage tomorrow after school. I am looking forward to it!!

Today is December 1!! It's hard to believe! Soon Christmas break will be here, soon Christmas will be here, soon my friend will be home for Christmas, can you believe Christmas is coming?? Well, I guess we all just need to remember the True Meaning of Christmas.