30 December 2009
This afternoon, I rededicated my life to the Lord. Bro. Pauley preached a message entitled "Are You Ready?", and it made me realize that I am not ready to serve the Lord because of hidden sins and just not doing what He has commanded me to do. I just praise the Lord that He is a God of second chances. God was truly working on the hearts of everyone in the Congress last night and today.
26 December 2009
This week is going to be so wonderful! After about three months of countless hours of practice with our girls, Redeemed is ready to sing at Congress! How I praise the Lord for the talents He has given us as well as the opportunity to sing for Him. I am so excited and anxious for tomorrow night to get here. Although Congress does not begin until Monday night, tomorrow night is the beginning of our "Festivities". lol Our schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, after evening church service, the girls in Redeemed will head over to our "fearless leader's" house to have a sleepover and watch "Gladiator". Even though most of us are quite girly and love movies like "Pride and Prejudice", we all love a crazy awesome battle film! This evening will be filled of amazing fun!
- Monday morning, after probably sleeping in, we will start practicing. We will practice for hours until we need to get dressed, primed, and polished for the services. We actually have matching outfits! (I'll post pictures soon.)
- Monday evening at 7 o'clock, Congress starts. I encourage anyone in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area to come. The cost is $15 per person. This includes meals and a Christian Life Journal. It will take place at The Crown Southwest/ Norris Bible Seminary in Fort Worth. I'm not sure how many songs we will be singing Monday night.
- After Congress, we all (including our Jr. High girls) will head back to the Fieseler's house where we will watch "Up" and possibly "Singing in the Rain"! (love that movie)
- Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, services start. During this session our Jr. High girls will join us onstage for a song that we all sing together called "By The Way of the Cross". Such a gorgeous song! Also, we will be singing several songs just as Redeemed. This will be followed by a few hours of break.
- Tuesday evening, we will meet back at the school for another session.
I am looking forward to this week!!!! Bro. Scott Pauley will be preaching all of the services, and I adore to hear that man preach. God has blessed him abundantly! I would like to ask you to pray for us, as well as Bro. Pauley and Bro. Knickerbocker.
18 December 2009
This week, I will be at our church practicing for a total of 10 1/2 hours! Wow, that is an awful lot of practice! It will be a very tiring, but exciting, week!!!
17 November 2009
I had a small adventure today as my lovely brother, Casey, attempted to teach me how to drive a manual! I say "attempted" because I am not the best at driving a manual. I have extremely short legs and fail to push the clutch in far enough, causing his poor car to come to a screeching halt! It was quite funny, because we had our lesson at an abandoned Wal-Mart parking lot. A group of teenage skaters had somehow gotten into the outdoor garden area and were, um, skating QUITE poorly. They then had the nerve to laugh at my driving! It was my first lesson and, of course, I made mistakes, but these young men consider themselves to be skaters when they can't even skate! I found it quite amusing to watch!
A few days ago, I spoke of our youth group's Christmas play. We have now had a few practices, and I must say that this past Wednesday's practice was absolutely HILARIOUS!!! I don't remember laughing that hard in my entire life. Everyone was just terribly funny at their parts. For example, my brother, Casey, has completely adapted to playing a bumbling country hick. He kept us all in stitches. I am not sure if we'll be able to get through this play without everyone in the cast bursting out laughing! Also, I tend to speak extremely fast regularly. For whatever reason, if I speak slowly, I start speaking in a English accent. I do not know WHY I do this, because it is definitely not intentional, but I do. That made everyone laugh even more because I was a British Jewish woman! It was extremely funny.
I am in a quartet along with three lovely young ladies. Last month, during our church's revival meetings, Bro. Knickerbocker heard us sing a wonderful song entitled "Jesus Passed By". When he got up to preach, he told the congregation that in the end of December, a youth congress would be held at Crown Southwest and Norris Bible Seminary. Unfortunately, the extremely brilliant, kind, and talented girls at Crown who usually sing at these meetings will be at their homes for Christmas at this time. Bro. Knickerbocker asked our quartet, Redeemed, to sing at the congress!!! You have no idea how much this means to us. We all feel extremely blessed of and grateful to the Lord Jesus Christ for giving us the gift of song as well a love for Him. Bro. Knickerbocker would not have asked us to come if he even assumed that we sang pridefully, I believe. This is such an honor for our quartet! We will need to have about eight or nine songs ready by then and be ready to give our testimonies. Our quartet consists of Taylor and Courtney, who juggle between alto and tenor, Hannah, who sings alto and second soprano, and myself. I sing first soprano. I love these three girls more than I could ever say; they have been such an encouragement and a blessing to me and my family! They have such lovely voices and even more beautiful hearts! Hannah's parents, Bro. Rick and Mrs. Tammy, are our youth leaders. Also, an amazing woman, Miss Sherry, helps out with our crazy group. We are also extremely blessed to have a pastor, Bro. Carrier, and a church family who loves and supports us all the way. I couldn't pick a better church family. They are such amazing people, and they each pray for us often. We wouldn't be able to do any of this without their support, as well as the support from our parents and siblings. I am so honored that God would give me a voice to praise Him with as well as friends to praise Him with!
11 November 2009
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup stick butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 (12-oz) bag chocolate chips (2 cups)
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) In medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 3/4 cup stick butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (Don't be afraid to add extra!)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
2) In large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugars together until smooth. (Use the largest bowl you have...)
3) Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.4) In small mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually stir this in with sugar mixture.
5) Stir in oats and raisins.
6) Drop spoonfuls of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly brown. Cool slightly before transferring onto plate.
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 oil
- 1/2 cup undiluted orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup Smucker's Orange Marmalade
- 12 servings of Pioneer Biscuit Mix
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
2) Stir in marmalade and pecans.
These lovely homemade goodies were amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed baking them!
10 November 2009
- I have a strange fascination with anything covered in Polkie Dots. (Yes, I realize that they are technically called "Polka" Dots, but I do not care! Polkie Dots just sounds cooler.)
- I love coffee when it is just slightly above room temperature. I also love hot tea at this temperature.
- My favorite thing to do is curl up with a good book or sitting at the computer, typing a story or working on my blog, drinking a nice cup of Earl Grey Tea. (Bigelow, of course. No tea is better!)
- I have always loved music. I guess I have my elementary music teacher, Mrs. Fox, to thank for that! She is such an inspiration to me. Not only is she an amazing teacher and genuinely kind lady, she is a strong Christian. Such a blessing to have been part of her life. She inspired me to go to school for elementary music, which I will be doing next fall.
- If everyday was a brisk Autumn day, I would absolutely love it! Nothing is better than a cup of Earl Grey, a good book, and a fire on a nice Autumn day!
- I love watching Christian Comedians, especially Mark Lowry. I absolutely LOVE that man! Such an amazing comedian, singer, and I believe, Christian. It is so refreshing to see someone who is not ashamed to speak his mind about what he believes and what He has done.
- I am slowly falling in love with old-fashioned things. I used to want to be like everyone else, but I couldn't care less what the others are doing. I must remember that if the majority agrees with it, some thing's probably wrong with it! I simply adore things as plain as a white pitcher and basin. (Does anyone have one that they would like to give me? Just joking.)
- I love my friends! I have some of the most amazing friends that anyone can have. God has blessed me with a great group of young ladies who want nothing more than to serve and please Him.
If I kept listing, I would be here all night long. :)
Yesterday, we (Junior High, Senior High, and some memebers of the College and Career class) started practicing for our Christmas Play, entitled "The Journey of Mary". It is an incredible play, and I can't wait to get more involved in it. We are playing people who are putting on a play, so most people have two parts. (For example, my brother, Casey, is playing a guy named Hank who is playing Arch Angel Gabriel. You get it?) There are several humourous parts. For example, Hank is trying to figure out how to play a "relaxed, confident angel flying in from Heaven to deliver really happy news" by flitting around the stage and acting like a vampire at one point. It was the funniest play practice I have ever been a part of!
Can you believe that it is the second week of November already? Where did this year go to? I am so excited for these next two months. Soon, we will have Thanksgiving and then on to Christmas! I love this time of year so much!
09 November 2009
I, sadly, forgot to take any pictures of my pie making process, but I will have to take some the next time I bake. What is my next project? Maybe I'll make a batch of Orange Blossom Muffins! My mummy and daddy went away for a few days last week to celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary. They visited the Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, Texas. This hotel is a beautiful hotel that has been in operation since the 1850s. The photos my mother took of it were astounding! Also, my parents RAVED over the Orange Blossom Muffins that were served at breakfast every morning. They were extremely pleased to discover that the recipe for these muffins is in a cookbook that they bought through the Jefferson Gardening Club. These muffins sound amazing! If the baking is a success, I will post the recipe on here. I can't wait to try them out! My parents stayed at the Lady Bird Johnson suite. They were told by one of the staffers of the house that former First Lady Johnson's favorite memories as a child were always going to the hotel with her father to eat brunch while they were "in town". I think that is so sweet! http://theexcelsiorhouse.com
03 November 2009
-2 Cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 tablespoon sugar
-6 tablespons butter
-6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
-6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
1) In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar.
2) Cut in the butter, shortening, and ice water.
3) Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill.
-5 Granny Smith apples
-1 Cup Sugar
-2 Tablespoons Flour
-1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
-1/4 Teaspoon Salt
-1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
-1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1) Peel and slice your apples.
2) Soak apple slices in water with a tablespoon of lemon juice. (This will prevent them from turning brown.)
3) In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
4) Mix apples in with filling.
!) Divide the dough into two equal halves.
2) Roll one of the balls of pie crust out until it is around 1/8th of an inch thick. (If the dough it too gooey, simply add extra flour.)
3) Once you have rolled out the dough, wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it onto your pie pan.
4) Once you have shaped it to fit the inside of the pan, take a fork and poke holes in the bottom of the crust. This will let the steam out as the pie bakes.
5) Dump all of the apples in the pie. Place about 4 chunks of butter on top of apple filling. This will give the filling rich flavor.
6) Roll out the remaining pie dough and place it on top of pie.
7) Create a pattern around the edge of the pie by using the back of a knife.
8) Cut long strips of tinfoil and place them around the edge of the pie. This will prevent the crust's edge from burning while it bakes. You will want to take the tinfoil off about ten minutes before the pie is done. This way, the apple pie will have a golden brown edge.
9) Bake your pie at 400 degrees (F) for 50-60 minutes.
Enjoy this recipe... I honestly loved making and eating it!
01 November 2009
I had the opprotunity to cook a Baked Spaghetti. I adore cooking, but I never cook, for some reason. I really need to cook more often! The Baked Spaghetti came out EXTREMLY well, if I might say! This is the recipe I used:
1 (16 oz) package of spaghetti noodles
1 medium onion, chopped
Sm. can of mushrooms (Optional)
1 (26 oz) jar of meatless spaghetti sauce
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt and garlic powder
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute onion in a large skillet until clear. Stir in spaghetti sauce, mushrooms (drained), salt, and garlic powder; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, and butter. Drain spaghetti noodles; add egg mixture and toss to coat.
Place half of spaghetti mixture to greased baking dish. Top with half of the cottage cheese, sauce mix, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
This dish is extremly easy to make and, oh, so satisfying! I would reccomend it to anyone with a love for Italian food or vegetarian meals. I have been a vegetarian for almost four years and love when I can find a great dish like this that EVERYONE (meat eaters included) will like!
31 October 2009
All of the messages have been so amazing this week, and I wish that they could continue. I beleive that the message that spoke to me the most was Thursday Night's service, entitled "Our Condition Before God." The key verses were Nehemiah 1:1-11. One thing Bro. Knickerbocker said was "We as Christians have become extremly corrupted. Why aren't we devestated when we do what we KNOW is wrong? The Difference between a corrupted city (Jerusalem, in this case) and a corrupted life is that, unlike a human, a city can be rebuilt." So many people either never get back with God or they end up committing suicide because of their extreme depression.
1) The Sad Condition of Jerusalem
-It had become a laughing stock. How often do people say, "I remember when ..... Church had the power of God."
- The walls of protection had fallen down. Everything around us will lead us into temptation. We are faced with a society that could care less of God or His Word.
-The gate had been burned.
2) The Spiritual Concern of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:4)
-We need to become so consumed in God that we ignore everything else, including time.
-God will not speak to us until He knows that we are ready and willing to listen to Him.
3) The Sacred Commissioning (Neh. 1:9)
-Before one can be commissioned, they must first be revived.
4) The Stately Cooperation (Neh. 2:6)
-The king noticed a change in Nehemiah's countenance. Sadly, lost souls do not notice any change in the countenance of Christians today. They need to see our care, our love, and our concern for them. (Neh. 2:2)
-In the Christian life, the words "Building" and "Fighting" always co-incide.
5) The Saintly Cooperation (Neh. 2:8)
-Anything I touch that God wants me to touch will prosper.
6) The Skeptic's Criticism (Neh. 4:3)
-Someone will always vote "No" just in case that something goes wrong. Bro. Knickerbocker told us of how a man in a church he once pastored was the only person to vote against a new building project. The man honestly told Bro. Knickerbocker, "Well, I voted "No" just in case it fell through. I didn't want to be disappointed." Sadly, many people, including Christians, are like this today.
7) The Substatial Completion
-If we could see what God had in store, we wouldn't be able to get enough of His Word. (This is my desire.)
Please continue to pray for Bro. Knickerbocker, his wife, and all of the students at Crown Southwest and Norris Seminary.
28 October 2009
26 October 2009
I hope that everyone is doing well.
What will this day be like? Well, tonight, our church's revival meetings continue. I pray that the Lord will open our ears and soften our hearts. The problem our nation is facing, no matter what our government officials (you know who I mean) want you to beleive, is not one of the economy. The problems in our nation are all directly caused by our spiritual needs. Sadly, we as Christians are not doing our part, and our whole world is suffering for it. 2 Chro. 7:14 says, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." A lot of the time, we Christians (and by that I mean, blood-bought, born again) forget that this only begins with us. We expect everyone else to change, and yet we don't want to work hard and pray. We don't want to "waste our time" witnessing. Until we Christians change, the world is going to stay the same. Pray for a revival. The great Welsh Revival was started by a young girl who stood up to testify. Who knows what our great generation can accomplish with God on our side!
25 October 2009
I haven't been on my blog in QUITE some time now, but I am here now to speak my mind. (Yes, this can be an extremly dangerous thing.) This week, Bro. Dan Knickerbocker, the head of The Crown College Southwest and Norris Seminary, is holding a camp meeting at our church. (I understand that many people call this a revival, but we must realize that revival is not a meeting or even a group of meetings. Revival only occurs when a revival is sparked in the hearts of individuals and then spread throughout a church or community.) Tonight, he was not able to make it because he is very sick. It seems that he has a sort of stomach flu. Remember to keep him and the revival in your prayers. Also, his lovely wife, RoseMarie, will be going in a few weeks for some medical treatments.
So far, I have still not found a job. I am still searching and praying for patience. Unfortunatly, most establishments will not hire people under the age of eighteen. Since I do not turn eighteen until the end of May, this causes a large problem for me. Please pray for me to find a good job soon.
Like I have said in previous posts, I will begin goin to The Crown College of the Bible in Powell, Tennessee next fall (or maybe this spring). I can hardly contain my excitement about going to this amazing school. Many of my friends are currently attending school there and I can not wait to join them there. Not only do I adore the school and everyone that goes there, I truly LOVE the area. I was raised in Georgia, and Tennessee is the closest thing to home that I can get. This summer when our church's youth group went to the Youth Congress at Crown, I did not want to come back to Texas. It truly feels more like home to me. The week we were in Tennessee this summer, I felt as if I were home, but after three years in Texas, it still feels like a strange place that I simply live. Thankfully, God has blessed my family with a wonderful church here, and I love everyone there to pieces! (Shoutout to TayTay and Mrs. Jonna, my blogging buddies!) I simply wish that this year would be an extremly quick one! lol
23 August 2009
What am I doing right now? I am watching Cinderella on YouTube. (You know, the politically correct one with the black queen, white king, and Asian prince. I still don't know how that happened. lol) Have a good night, world!
10 August 2009
Well, it's the tenth of August, and as you all know, school is about to start for most people, but I do not have to go back to school because I graduated EARLY!!! So, I have to find a job. For the past several weeks, I have been searching for a job to hold for this next year before heading off to..... DRUMROLL, PLEASE...... THE CROWN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE IN POWELL, TENNESSEE!!!!!!!!! (or as most people call it "Crown"), AKA, the most amazing school in the whole wide world! Can you tell that I'm super psyched? I can't beleive that I have to wait for a whole year, but I understand why I have to. This year will either seem very long or very, very short. All my friends are going back to school, whether it be one of my Kindergarten buddies or one of my College pals, so it already feels somewhat strange that I won't be going to school. But I'll live... lol
I promise that I'll try REALLY hard to be faithful to my blog. I love blogging, but I often forget that I need to actually get on here and write something. lol. I love you peoples!
03 July 2009
30 June 2009
Wow, my video still has nineteen minutes left. I guess I'll head over to Facebook and see what is happening in the world today!
29 June 2009
Can you beleive that it is already June, almost July? I can't beleive how fast this year is going.
Well, love you all, fellow bloggers!!!!
09 June 2009
My life is now somewhat boring, because I am not having to run everywhere at 1,000 MPH. During these next few weeks, I am going to be sleeping in, swimming, blogging, Facebook-ing, YouTube-ing, and farming on my Farm Town (yes, it's very sad). On June 22, my family and I are heading down to Louisiana for a short getaway to see our family and friends. We'll be in Denham Springs for about 5 days.
Then, on July 5, our youth group leaves for the NATIONAL YOUTH CONGRESS AT THE CROWN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE IN POWELL, TENNESSEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOO excited about that. I love going up to Crown and we'll be there for a whopping 6 days! Oh, I also get to join a bunch of different teens from around the country and sing in the youth choir during the Congress! Oh, it is going to be AWESOMELY AMAZING (or Asquared)!!!!!!!!!
On July 21 (i think), we leave AGAIN for Royal C Ranch in Eufaula, OK. It's also going to be AMAZING!
As you can see, my summer will keep me moving again. Then, I will actually have things to blog about!
Love you, people of planet Earth!
28 April 2009
In the past month, I have finished most of all my school work. I'm almost finished with Economics and Physics. Then, I will just be working on English Literature. I'm actually excited because I get to start reading Pygmalion. (You know, it later was made into My Fair Lady!)
Well, in less than a month, I will finally graduate highschool and then turn 17. I'm so excited.
That's pretty much all that has happened. (You see why I haven't blogged?)
21 March 2009
19 March 2009
14 March 2009
13 March 2009
09 March 2009
- Someone tried to bum a buck off of me. I didn't have any, honestly. I didn't bring a purse or (obviously) a backpack, so I had no money.
- Someone asked what it meant to be an organ donor. Seriously.
- Two people asked what a maiden name was.
- Someone thought stop signs were too confusing.
- I was the only one who knew what D.O.B. stood for. (If you're not that bright, D.O.B. stands for Date of Birth.)
I'm serious; people are so retarded.
06 March 2009
04 March 2009
So now, I'm sitting at the computer blogging and eating mashed potatoes! Yum.
03 March 2009
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?
If fairies come from baby laughs, what happens when a fairy laugh?
Why are people scared of bears, but they think that pandas are cute and fluffy?
Does the male kangaroo ever have pouch envy?
Why did the cow jump over the moon?
Why are clowns creepy, but everyone likes a good court jester?
Why do we drive on a parkway, but we park in a driveway?
If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops, would they be raindrops?
What makes penguins so cool?
Why do I wonder such random things?
02 March 2009
1 Cucumber, peeled and cubed
4 cups of water
Lemon juice and sugar (I actually used Country Time mix. Just enough to make two quarts.)
Puree the water and cucumber. Add lemon juice and sugar (or mix) to blender and mix. Enjoy!
28 February 2009
Next, yesterday was my "Veggi"versary, the third year of me being a vegetarian. And this place is a steakhouse. Yep. Not fun, especially since there are heads on every inch of every wall, and in the lobby, there is a BEAR! It was so gross. (My friend Ryleigh named one of the deer heads "Gigi"! lol)
Well, now my headache is STILL not going away, and I just would like to scream!!!
That's my news.
27 February 2009
1. What is your name: Caitlyn
2. A four letter word: Cool
3. A boy's name: Chris
4. A girl's name: Callie
5. An occupation: Carpenter
6. A color: Coral
7. Something you wear: Coulottes
8. A food: Crepes
9. Something found in the bathroom: Cold Water!
10. A place: California
11. A reason for being late: Caught traffic
12. Something you shout: COME ON!!!!!
13. A movie title: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
14. Something you drink: Coke
15. An animal: Coati
16. A song title: Children of the Lord
17. A verb: Cry
And, I'll also tag anyone who wants to do this! :)
26 February 2009
Well, I think that dinner is almost ready.
Good Night, Fellow Humans!
Outside My Window... Night has hit here in DFW. It's warm, but not too hot. It's just right. (Oh, earlier, two ducks landed in our pool. I've gotten used to this at this time of year and I love them. But, the surprise was looking over to see the HAWK sitting in our backyard! Isn't that insane?)
I am thinking... of how much I want this headache to go away.
I am thankful for... the Lord Jesus dying for my sin, and for my family.
From the kitchen... comes the loud noises of my parents cooking dinner.
I am wearing... our youth group's shirt and some coulottes.
I am creating... a story and several projects.
I am going... to eat dinner and then watch E.R.
I am hoping... that my graduation will go smoothly.
I am hearing... the tv playing in the living room.
Around the house... I see people who love and care for me, and a beautiful boquet of roses my brother bought for me and Mummy.
One of my favorite things... a beautiful rainy day!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Schoolwork, going with people from church to dinner tommorrow night for someone's B-Day, calling my BFF to wish her a happy B-Day, and celebrating my third "Veggie"versary!
24 February 2009
Well, I'm very bored. I probably shouldn't even be on the computer right now, but I'm bored. I was just watching 18 Kids and Counting, but it went off. (I love that show!)
Oh, have you seen the movie Fireproof? I finally saw it this past Saturday night; it is SOOOOOOOO good! I loved it. If you haven't seen it, I really recommend it.
Well, have a great night, Citizens of the planet Earth!
23 February 2009
Oh, I also have Vocation Project for Composition. I have to write a report about what I want to do for the rest of my life, have someone in this field fill out a questionaire, and other things. For the past few years, I have felt that it is God's will for me to be an elementary music teacher. I went to Fort Daniel Elementary school when we lived in Georgia, and I recently e-mailed my music teacher from there and she happily filled out my questionaire. I'm actually excited about this project, because it will help me as I'm in college and starting my career.
I probably should start working on my projects right now... I think I will!
17 February 2009
15 February 2009
27 January 2009
- I freak out if I can't find my phone, camera, or my MP3 player, even if I don't need it.
- I like to eat Corn Pops with orange juice, not milk.
- I have an obsession with polka dots. (Actually, I call them polkie dots and have ever since I remember.) Most of my wardrobe is covered with them and so is my luggage set.
- I love to watch movies with the audio commentaries on.
- I have this weird thing with calling everyone "Sweetheart" or "Darling" or even "Lovie"! Even my guy friends get called this on a regular basis.
- If something's shiny, I pick it up.
- I know at least one line (usually more) or one song (usually all of them) of every Disney movie.
- I like to sing old showtunes and VeggiTales songs while on roadtrips.
- I hate popular music. Instead, I like Christian music and opera.
- I like Michael Buble. (Sorry, no accent. It won't do it. Sniff!)
- I love to sing in Latin. Also, if people say a word in Latin wrong, I get really mad!
- I love the Progressive commertials with the lady named Flo.
- I also love the freecreditreport.com commercials.
- I have the themesong to Saved By the Bell on my cellphone. (I also have the song from "Three's Company" even though I've never seen one single episode. I just like the song.)
- I make a nickname for all of my friends.
- I named my flutes. All three of them. Carlotta, Rising Star, and Hibiscus. Yes, I'm a wierdo.
- I also named my piano. Her name is Christine.
- I like to play "Bookworm Adventures"
- I doodle while I take notes, whether they be for school or for church. (It's a proven fact that it makes you remember what you wrote more.)
- I get really mad when people forget to change the month out on their calenders.
- I really like faries. Whenever I have a little girl, her nursery is going to be decorated with faries.
- Did I mention that I love pens? Give me a nice Bic Ball Point and I'll be a happy camper.
- Whenever I see a singing stuffed animal, I HAVE to press its foot. I just can't help myself.
- I love to watch musicals, especially the Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a pure genious.
- I hate word searches, but I love cross-word puzzles.
- I love the smell of hand sanitizer.
- I get so excited when I see the mailman or the UPS man, even if I'm not expecting anything.
- I think that people who don't like animals are just plain stupid.
- I think that love isn't love unless it's unconditional.
23 January 2009
Is anyone going there? It's such a great week of preaching and singing and just fellowship. I love it!
19 January 2009
This has been a most excellent year and I'm so excited for graduation. Now that I'm an official Senior (haha) it feels so strange. I can't beleive that in only a few months, I will have completed high school!
17 January 2009
13 January 2009
Oh, the other day, I started my speach course (Public speaking frightens me.) It's funny doing a course that needs several people with only you and your mom. lol
12 January 2009
09 January 2009
My favorite color is pink and I actually found a pink cap and gown set. (http://www.homeschooldiploma.com/apparel/new.cpgn.page.htm#rose) It's cool that I'm not in an official group so I can make my own school colors (pink and white) and mascot and everything. Oh, speaking of mascots, I want you to meet mine. Her name is Princess Tinkerpuff! lol We have a purity retreat every year at my church for girls in the area and I won her as a door prize and made her my official mascot. We are, in fact, home of the Mighty Warring Tinkerpuffs! lol
Yes, my mascot is a white bunny in a tutu with a pink tiara on her head. But, she's a cute mascot! lol You can't really see her eyes because they're hidden under the fluff. I LOVE PRINCESS TINKERPUFF!!!
03 January 2009
This is the first few sentences: 'Many stories begin with “Once Upon a Time” or “In a land far, far away”. My story begins with, well, the beginning. Let’s go back to the day of my birth. I was born in a meadow in New Zealand after my parent’s car ran out of gas while mom was in labor. Because of my birthplace, my parents named me Ainsley, a Scottish name meaning “my own meadow”'.
Wish me luck as I start this new novel!
01 January 2009
This year, I commit to:
- Read my Bible through to become closer to the Lord.
- Eat healthier and loose weight.
- Try my absolute hardest in school.
- Keep my room clean and become more responsible.
- Talk to random people as often as possible.
- Love more.
- Watch my attitude.
- Learn to control my emotions.
- Practice my piano, flute, and voice more.
- Work on my blog more.
- Have eleven commitments instead of the ten people expect of me.