Friday, August 31, 2012

New Orleans: Heading Home

This is the eighth post in the New Orleans series, please read the other seven before reading this.
Day seven: service and headed home.  Left at Noon.  Eat sandwiches on bus, stopped around 2:30 or 3 and then stopped for dinner around 7pm in Memphis.  During those seven hours, I talked to Grace, Simon, Nick and Jon and also watched movies (She's a man and another i can't remember).  Waited in line for over an hour for dinner (everyone decided to stop) and finally got back on bus and watched Finding Nemo, listened to music and took a cat nap (like 10mins) before stopping at Walmart where we all had to get out and spend 30mins while they changed bus drivers.  Finally feel asleep between 1 and 1:30am.  Woke up at 5:30am when we got gas in Kansas City.  Made it home around 9am.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Orleans: Day Four There

This is the 7th post in New Orleans posts, please read 6 other posts before reading this.
Worship and Small group with our Nebraska Synod.  Then went with a group for pizza.  Sat with Rippe, Simon, Nick, Grace and Dormady.  Then me and grace went with a group to go shopping.  Then went to Dome and then came back and skipped Community life.  Me and grace hung out and had girl time.  Then final 15 where I sat with Grace and Rippe.  Then showers, packing and more girl talk before bed.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

I've seen this a lot and thought it would be fun to do esp. since I'm not doing Project 365 anymore.
pleated poppy 

Monday the 20th of August (Excuse the dirty mirror)
Blue/black/purple ruffled shirts with black Shaw and jean Capri's.

Wednesday the 22nd of August
Jean Capris, white tank top and purple shirt.

Saturday the 25th of August
Black long sleeve shirt with green capri's.

Sunday the 26th of August
(Church) Purple skirt, black shirt and black tank top
Jean Capris and same top

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Orleans: Third Day There

This is the 6th post of the New Orleans series.  Please read the 5 before this if you have not.  FirstSecondThirdFourth and Fifth.

Picture of the Dome
We had to get up at 5am.  We left the hotel at 5:45am and walked the mile to the dome for our service project day.  We had a small worship before getting on the bus and headed to our project.  I had a nice small nap on the way there!  When we got there, we were painting a school.  I painted with Grace and Dormady.  I tried my best to stay away from the boys that were trying to get paint on us!  That day we wore our Orange Gathering t-shirts and i did not want paint on me!  Then we eat lunch before having to clean up paint from the floor.  During this, Rippe decided to give me a hug and proceeded to get a little paint on me, i was not happy! :p  Then we left and went back to Dome and had to walk in the rain.  A group of us went to the Conference center again.  I went with a leader, Jo and Rippe and Sarah and we looked at some things they were selling before going back to the hotel.  I then went with Beth, her daughter Step, Dennisha and Jonnah to the mall to buy a rain poncha!  When we got back, we eat dinner at the food court.  I eat with Dormady, Rippe and Grace.  Then we walked to the Dome, had service and we and then went back to hotel for community life which is danced, ect.  Me, Grace and Dormady went to the dance.  Then we had final 15 and then showers, girl talk and bed.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Typical Weekday 2012

I thought it would be interesting and fun to look back at a typical weekday for me.  I know I did this post once before but with a new school year and new job, it's a little different! (:  Enjoy!  


  • Wake up at Moms at 6:30 and at dads 6:40.  Get ready to go (get dressed, do hair, ect.) till about 7.  Then normally I watch a little tv or just relax till about 7:15/7:20 when I brush my teeth, get stuff ready to go and fill up water bottle.  Leave between 7:20 and 7:30 at moms.  Leave between 7:30 and 7:35 at dads.
  • Drop Drew off at school and arrive to school between 7:40 and 7:50.  Wait for Kayleen and then we walk into school and hang out in the cafeteria until the first bells rings at 8:03.  We go to her locker and then mine and then go to our separate homerooms that are across the hall from each other.  
  • Homeroom from 8:10 to 8:15 or 8:30 on Long Homeroom Thursdays.  Then we met and talk before we got into our 1st hour classes that are across from each other.  
  • 1st Hour from 8:19 to 9:11.  I have Pre-Calculus.  After 1st, I met Kayleen and we go to my locker then walk to her locker before splitting off to our classes.
  • 2nd Hour I have Drawing Fundamentals from 9:15 to 10:07.  3rd Hour I have Spanish II from 10:11 to 11:03am.  Then I have 1st lunch till 11:33am.  
  • Then Sociology 4th hour till 12:33pm.  See Kayleen in the hall inbetween classes as we go opposite ways.  Then English 12 CP 5th hour till 1:29pm.  See Kayleen in hall again.  Then Psychology 6th hour till 2:25pm.  Then 7th hour study hall till 3:21pm.
  • Then Kayleen and I met, and go to our lockers before walking out to our cars together.  Go through the crazy traffic and get to work about 3:30pm. (It's just down the street).  
  • Get into work, put stuff away and play with the kids in center with another adult teacher in the room till a little before 5pm when there is about 11 kids or less left.  The teacher leaves and I play with the kids in centers till 5:30 or around there.  We clean up and the few that are left play with the kids from the other rooms that come in including Kayleen.  Clean up, do chores and leave about 6pm.
  • Get home, eat, do homework and hang out till bed.
  • And start all over! :)
Schedule Posts:
Tuesday-- New Orleans-Third Day
Wednesday-- What I Wore Wednesday
Thursday-- New Orleans-Fourth Day
Friday-- New Orleans-Headed Home
Saturday-- The Month Of August
Sunday-- Babysitting-August 6th
Monday-- New Orleans-Final Thoughts
Tuesday-- Babysitting-August 7th
Wednesday-- Current Favorite Baby Names
Thursday-- Babysitting: August 8th
Friday-- Pin It Friday

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blog Posts

With being so busy, I have no more blog posts scheduled out.  Of course I have lot's of New Orleans needed posting and Babysitting but that requires time to do that!  I'm feeling in a blog funk.  I love blogging but don't have as much time for it.  And when I have a chance, i don't want to.  Today my brother will be away with a friend and I hope to be able to check up on blog posts.  What do you want to read about?  I would love some input, whatever you want to know or read about, please tell me!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Catch Up On Me

I feel like I've been so busy the past three weeks, and for the most part I have been!!
  • This past Friday (the 17th), I worked and then after Kayleen's soccer game, we went to the yearbook signing at the school.  I met her at her house and then we went to it.  When we got back to her house, we were standing outside talking and she got permission for me to come in and then around 10pm, we decided to ask for a sleepover and surprisingly got it.  It was a great time.  We stayed up till midnight and then slept in till 10:30 and I left shortly after 11am since she had a soccer game.  It was needed as with our busy schedules, we hadn't done anything (besides going school shopping Wed the 15th but that was short) in forever!!
  • Work is going great!  I've worked every week after school expect Monday when I had my work physical.  I work in the preschool room and everyday is something different and it's always nice to work as the same place as your best friend (Kayleen) even if you aren't in the same room!  And nothing warms my heart more then when you walk into the daycare, and several kids come give you hugs.  And want you to read to them, play with them and let them sit on your lap! (:
  • School was been good, boring a little but good!  I've been able to use my study hall to the fullest and not had like any homework outside of school.
  • My days are busy!  I leave home at 7:30am and don't get home till 6:20/6:30.  But it's good for me! ;)
  • Please forgive me if blog posts aern't as constant...like i said, i don't have much free time now a days!
  • For my birthday, I went out to dinner with mom, brother, Sam, one step brother and Kayleen, it was nice!!
 LOVE this picture!!!!
For my birthday, Sam decided to wear this 'special shirt'. (:

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Orleans: Second Day There

This is the 5th post in the New Orleans trips posts.  Please read the first four before reading this. FirstSecondThird and Fourth.
Convention Center, Free Time & Service.
LOVE this picture!  It's a church and SO pretty!! :-) 
My Thoughts:
That morning, we went to the conference center just two blocks away from our hotel.  We had morning worship before exploring the conference center.  It had tons of things set up to do.  Me and Grace watched Nick and Simon do a wheelchair challenge.  Me, Grace, Bob, Simon, Nick and Dormady played Hockey.  Then we walked around for awhile.  Then me, Bob and Simon checked out this place called the wall while Grace, Nick and Dormady split away to do other things.  We all met up at 11:45.  We split up our church group.  The group I went with, went to a restaurant and to shop.  I shopped with Grace, Osborn, Rippe and Dormady and it rained while we shopped.  We walked down a busy and scary street, Bourbon Street.  I was kinda freaked out by it but Rippe walked next to me and as we joked 'protected me'.  We then went back to the hotel before heading off to the Dome.  We eat dinner in the center in front of the Dome before going in for service.  When we got back to the hotel they had final 15 early so we could get to sleep early because we had to get up early the next morning.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Seventeen

Seventeen years ago today, I was born.  Another birthday and another year!  
Last Year:
 This year:
So many things happened during my sixteenth year.  Driving, contacts, ect.  It was a great year and i'm looking forward to hopefully another amazing year!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shopping Trip

On Sunday (the 19th), I went to a birthday lunch & shopping with my Mom, Grandma, Aunt Chris, Aunt Tricia and her daughter, Kendall.  It was a great time!  And who doesn't like getting new clothes??!
This is one of the shirts I got, I wore it on Monday.  I love it! 
(Please excuse the dirty mirror)
 Underneath is a brown shirt, but you can't tell well from the picture.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Day of my Senior Year

August 16, 2012 AKA the first day of school!
 A senior and Kindergarten! 
 Me now a Senior holding my kindergarten picture..notice in the picture where my bangs are uneven...I was going through the cut my own hair stage!
Me and my 'baby' brothers!

It was a long but great day! (:

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Orleans: First Day There

This is the 4th in the series of New Olreans post, Make sure you read the first three before reading this.

Swamp Pictures:
The most beautiful part of the swamp:
We all got to hold a baby alligator.  At first I didn't want to but I decided what the heck and did.  It didn't moved and it's something I will never forget!!
More Swamp Pictures:
My thoughts on the day:
Left for the Swamp at 8am.  When we got there, they have us wrist bands and by that color, determines your boat.  I got orange and so did Grace, Ego, Nick and Simmon.  We were the last group to get called to our boat.  I went into this thinking not much of a swamp.  Our guide was great, and made us laugh.  It was actually really pretty and fun!  A lot more then I thought possible!  When we got done, we loaded buses and hit the road.  Then we stopped at Walmart for adults to get some stuff while we sat on bus.  Then we went by the area that got hit must by the hurricane.  And I found out later that we got lost and that's why it took so long to get back to the hotel.  We were starving by the time we finally made it back!  We eat lunch at the food court at the mall that is connected to our hotel and then had free time while the a few of the adults registered us for the conference and took a information session so Grace, Simon and me explored the hotel.  We then went to the dome for service.  Had an amazing service and then had to stay at dome because of the weather.  When we finally got to go, we walked the mile back to the hotel in the rain.  When we got back to the hotel, we got a little free time before Final 15 (devotions with our church) at 10:45.  Then waited for pizza till midnight.

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Orleans: Traveling Day Two

This is the 3rd post in the New Orleans series, make sure you read the first two before reading this.  First and Second.


This is where we stayed Monday night

Traveled through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
My thoughts on the day:
Woke up at 6:30 and got ready and all packed up before breakfast.  We sat in line waiting for the food to come before finally eating.  Then we sat around some more before packing the bus, taking pictures and finally getting back on the road.  Lunch at 12:30 at Burger king with Grace, Simon, Jon Dormady and Bob.  Funny times that kept me happy and I really started to love 'our little group'.  Long bus ride with needed potty break at 5:45.  At 6:20, I was feeling cramped and wanting to be there along with bored!  I was definitely wanting to get there!  We had dinner and some devotion time on bus.  Finally made it around 10.  It was late by the time we got the bus unload and cleaned up.  Then sat around while they checked us in.  Then we all hit our rooms.  Me & Grace claimed a bed (2 queen beds so Grace & me shared one bed, Denisha got the other and Sarah (by her choice) decided to claim a chair as her bed).  Had some girl talk before finally getting to bed.  Another late night!
Picture of Superdome that evening on way to hotel.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Today

Today is my first day of my senior year.
Today is my last first day of school.
Today is my last time going to the high school on the first day.
Today is Sam's first day of Kindergarten.
Today is the big day. 

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