Monday, December 28, 2009
As for myself, my family went to the 4:30 Mass Christmas Eve (I'll post pictures of Hannah, Danny, and I later). After that, we came home, decorated the tree, ate a marvelous dinner, sang Christmas songs, Skyped our family in CA, and then proceeded to bed.
Christmas morning: we got up around eight o'clock, it took us around three hours to open all the present, then we cleaned up the house to get ready for four friends who were coming over.
As for my Christmas presents, they were awesome! I received a lime green bowl chair (pic later), a Crucifix to go above my bed, a beautiful, long, denim skirt, a purple sweater, the Phantom of the Opera sound track, an intricate jewel box, two pairs of cute/funky socks, and a Regina Doman's book The Midnight Dancers.
One last note, I received my ACT scores. Everything is possible through God...I scored a 22! I originally needed a 21 to get into FUS. What is so remarkable about this score is that I did not really study for the test. Thank you all for your prayers...they worked! :)
Have a Happy New Year!
Friday, December 18, 2009
You are so beautiful inside and out...
You have a charming personality...
You have a smile that can light up the world...
Happy birthday again!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Now that I am considering the religious life, I need to make sure that I don’t have any debt that would hinder my entering an order. Therefore, I am no longer looking at attending Franciscan University, due to the large – and I mean large – debt I would incur. (For those of you who don’t know…I’m not rich. *wink*)
Hence, in the case that I am still not sure as to my vocation when I graduate, I will be attending a Community College. You can now understand why I don't need the ACT score. However, I wanted to take just in case I might need it. You always need to be prepared, because God has a sense of humor. :)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
There is nothing new over here…oh! I am taking the ACT on December 12 (the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe) – prayers would be appreciated. I have scheduled my schoolwork so that I will finish my Junior year by Christmas, and by George I’m going to do it!
Let me see…I am trying to find a way to make it down to the March of Life in Washington DC; however, I am a poor nineteen-year-old with no extra money…at least not much extra money. So, if any of you wonderful readers out there know of an affordable way to get down there, please let me know.
Nothing much is going on at the moment, although I have fun things to look forward to:
1) I might go to see a Nutcracker ballet - I’ve only been to one once and I don’t remember much, except that the king mouse’s head fell off in the middle of the dance.
3) Possibly the March for Life
4) The February retreat at the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist
5) My dear friends Rachel and Emmy coming for a week in March!!!!! (That’s the most exciting thing.)
6) The Regency Ball in March, which Rachel and Emmy will be here for.
7) The May retreat with the Sisters.
8) Going to the graduation ceremony at Seton Home Study.
9) GRADUATION IN JUNE!!!.....I hope.
So, I have the daily drudgery of life to go through, but God fills in the holes with fun that lights up my life. Praise you Jesus Christ!
God bless you all!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
1-13 Christian music/songs
14-30 Music (no words)
31-48 Songs (with words)
14 One of my favorites: Dueling Violins
15-16 Jon Schmidt
18-22 Braveheart music
23-25 Instrumental music
28 An instrumental song that I just discovered on Earwen's blog
17, 29-31 LOTR
35 Cool LOTR-ish song
36-39 Josh Groban
40-41 Taylor Swift
42-44 Favorite songs on love
45-46 John Denver
47-48 Random favs
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Does it not? Well keep up the typing my NaNo friends, and may the Holy Spirit enlighten you! :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thank you all for your words of encouragement and prayers. I very much appreciate and need them. Although I am very attracted to the sisters in Ann Arbor, it's still a very big decision to dedicate your entire life to God. However, if that's God's will I know everything will be fine, and I won't regret it.
My "date" went very well last night. :) Jesus is such a gentleman. I think the hardest thing about my relationship with Christ is that I need to learn how to hear Him. It's easy to pray/talk with God, but the ability to quiet my mind and listen to what He has to say is a skill I need to develop. Thankfully, He is very patient. :)
In the hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Imagine, I may possibly be being called to marry the Son of God! How beautiful and awesome is that? I am so at peace with this discernment. I love Jesus, and I feel as if I am growing more in love with Him everyday. I feel that I am very possibly called to join the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Holy Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Check out their website, it is very cool.
Although I may not be called to become a sister, I know that God will lead me to where I will be happiest. If he wants me to get married to someone else, he will bring that man into my life. Until that time, though, I am very happy to be where I am.
God bless you all!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Now, I'm going to share my scores with all of you, not because I want to brag or show off, but because I know they wouldn't have been possible without all of your prayers, and I want to thank you all by letting you in on them. To be sure, they aren't spectacular, but I'm proud of them all the same.
So...*drumroll*...my total score was a 1490.
I got an 8 on my Essay, which I am very glad about because I thought I was going to flunk that one. The way it works is that there are two graders and there score have to be the same (and the individual score ranges from 1-6 and then you add the two scores). So, that means that I got two 4's. Praise you Jesus Christ!
Thank you again everyone. I truly believe that your prayers got me this score. Love you all!
P.S. By the way, do you like my new profile picture? :P
Monday, October 26, 2009
2) My grandma is arriving from California on the 31st (We haven’t seen her for over a year and a half), and will stay with us for the holidays. However, I will not be able to go with the family to pick her up from the airport, due to the fact that I am working that day.
3) My manager told me that Halloween is the one day of the year that we don’t have to wear our uniforms (*parties* nasssty uniforms precious!) in other words, we can dress up. So I am going as a (modest) gypsy. I put together a costume, but now I have to work up the courage to wear it. I don’t want to be the only one wearing a full costume, you know?
4) My sister and I are going to be attending a vocation discernment retreat on November 7-8 with the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor. I have never been there, so I am looking forward to it.
5) I am going to visit the Franciscan University of Steubenville from the 16-17 of November, and I am thoroughly looking forward to that. :D
6) I am struggling to complete an essay, that has to be recorded as well, for a scholarship, and it has to be turned in by November 1st. First place is $30,000, and it is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars. This scholarship could be my ticket into FUS, so if you could please pray that I can get this turned in on time, I would appreciate it.
7) I don’t believe there is anything else that needs to be mentioned, so now that you know about the past and upcoming events in my life so far, I can rest easy that I won’t have to update for a while. ;) God bless you all!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, 'My Mommy looked back once while she was driving,' he announced triumphantly, 'and she turned into a telephone pole!'
A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?'
A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throw up.'
DID NOAH FISH?
A Sunday school teacher asked, 'Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?' 'No,' replied Johnny. 'How could he, with just two worms.'
A Sunday school teacher said to her children, 'We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?' One child blurted out, 'Aces!'
MOSES AND THE RED SEA
Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. 'Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.' 'Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?' his mother asked. 'Well, no, Mom.. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!'
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, 'The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know.'
(And isn't he right?)
The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why. 'Well, Honey,' he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.' With the brutal honesty of kids, she asked 'How come He doesn't answer it?'
UNTIMELY ANSWERED PRAYER
During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Tommy's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, 'Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?' Tommy answered, soberly, 'I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!'
TIME TO PRAY
A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night.
'Yes, sir,' the boy replied.
'And, do you always say them in the morning, too?' the pastor asked.
'No sir,' the boy replied. 'I ain't scared in the day time.'
ALL MEN / ALL GIRLS
When my daughter,Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, 'And all girls.' This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, 'Kelli, why do you always add
the part about all girls?' Her response, 'Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying 'All Men'!'
SAY A PRAYER
Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
'Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer..' said his mother.
'I don't need to,' the boy replied.
'Of course, you do,' his mother insisted.
'We always say a prayer before eating at our house.'
'That's at our house,' Johnny explained. 'But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook!'
A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, 'So your mother says your
prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?'
The little boy replied sadly, 'Thank God he's in bed!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Here is cheerful update: I took a practice, timed SAT test yesterday from the SAT book my mom bought to help me prepare (and it is really good), and guess what I scored? I scored a 1510! You only need 1000 to get into FUS, and 1200 to get a academic scholarship. Isn't God good? :) It really gave more confidence to take the real SAT.
Thank you all again from your helpful comments!
P.S. Tini/Justine - Hannah considers you her friend. ;)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
At long last, and after much dreaming and writing, I have submitted my application to the Franciscan University of Steubenville! Now all that is left to do is have Seton send them my school transcripts, and send them my SAT scores.
Speaking of my SAT, could I ask for everyone’s prayers? I am scheduled to take the SAT on October 10th and I am really nervous about it. You see, I took the PSAT in 2006 and I did below average; mostly because I was only half way through Algebra at the time, and hadn’t had any Geometry yet. Since then I have done Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, but I am only at the beginning of Geometry = Nervousness. I think I’ll do pretty well on the reading and writing portions; although, the 25 minute essay scares the heck out of me.
So, if everyone could please pray that I get a good enough score to get into FUS, I would really appreciate it. Also, if you have any tips on taking the test please leave a comment and let me know! Thanks.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I am currently writing three essays for Literature on Louisa May Alcott’s book, Little Women. You are given four types of essays to pick from, and you may choose three of them. I selected Character Sketch, Theme, and Morality essays. Now, I am sure all of you are familiar with this book and its well loved characters; however, I am a little confused about the religion of one of them, Theodore Laurence, more commonly known as, Laurie or Teddy.
On page 388, Laurie is in Europe and it says that he “went out to hear High Mass at Saint Stefan’s….” The only “High Mass” I know of is a Catholic Mass. What puzzles me is that if Laurie is Catholic, and the March family Protestant – Mr. March was a pastor – why did Amy marry him? I mean, usually people of different religions didn’t get married back then. On the other hand, did Laurie go to the Mass simply because that was the “thing” that rich people did when they were in Europe, because the churches are so old and historical?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Hey! Ho! To the bottle I go.
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
But there still be many miles to go.
Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
And the stream that falls from hill to plain.
Better than rain or rippling brook...
Is a mug of beer inside this Took!
Okay, this one isn't in the movie, but it's hilarious!
A long time ago, way back in history,
when all there was to drink was nothin but cups of tea.
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops,
and he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops.
He must have been an admiral a sultan or a king,
and to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he's filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer beer beer
tiddly beer beer beer.
The Curtis bar, the James' Pub, the Hole in the Wall as well
one thing you can be sure of, its Charlie's beer they sell
so all ye lads a lasses at eleven O'clock ye stop
for five short seconds, remember Charlie Mops
Friday, September 25, 2009
"Eucharistic adoration, perpetual or not, is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward" (Fr. McBrien, Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame).
This contradicts Church teaching.
Protest Father McBrien's statement on Eucharistic Adoration.
For example, St. Peter Julian Eymard wrote:
"The solemn cult of exposition [adoration] is necessary in order to awaken the dormant faith of so many good people who no longer know Jesus Christ, because they no longer know that he is their Neighbor, their Friend, their God.
"Society is dying because it no longer has a center of truth and love, and no family life; individuals isolate themselves, turn in on themselves, want to be self-sufficient; the breakup of society is imminent.
"But society will be reborn, full of vigor when we all join and unite around our Emmanuel. Communication among thinkers naturally will take place, guided by the truth. The bonds of true and strong friendship will be renewed under the influence of one love; the beautiful days of the cenacle will return; the feast of the great King, God's family feast."
Father McBrien's statement is a tragic sign of things gone wrong at Notre Dame.
But this won't stop us from doing Eucharistic adoration. In fact, to help you offer a holy hour of reparation for this statement, please use this amazing meditation:
One Hour Meditation: Be Still and Know I am God.
And to unite pious prayer with effective action, please send Father McBrien a respectful and clear message: "retract and apologize!"
Sign the petition.
Thank you for being a true adorer and crusader for Our Eucharistic Lord.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Gollum bit off the finger Frodo, thus obtaining the ring, and began to rejoice in his victory. Meanwhile, Sam revived from being unconscious, only to see Gollum with the ring, and Frodo on the ground with his finger bleeding away. Sam stood up, drew his sword, and said in his cracking, weary voice, "Drop the ring Gollum! You horrible filthy hunk o' C-," he was interrupted by Frodo who yelled in warning, "Sam! No Sam. Not that way."
Gollum heard these words and was very much disturbed. He looked at himself and saw the ugly skin, his feet ugly and dirty, standing on the beautiful dirt. What was Sam going to say before he was interrupted?
"You filthy what?" Gollum said losing interest in the golden ring that was finally his.
"Sam, don't," said Frodo. However, Sam's hate for Gollum was too great; so, before Frodo could stop him, he blurted out, "You’re nothin’ but a hunk o' CGI!"
Gollum began whirling around glancing frantically at himself and crying, "What precious?! No! Nooooooo! Not us! Impossible! Nooooooo!"
Frodo was so upset at what Sam had done, that he yelled, "Gollum! It's alright! Look at this bitten off finger! It's all CGI gunk! All residents of Middle-Earth are part CGI!"
Sam heard this and was shocked. He examined himself, from his curly, messed up hair to his filthy feet. He looked at his clothes. He looked at his face in the reflection of his sword.
"I am not!" he said stubbornly. Frodo sighed and put his good hand on his head. Gollum however was made even madder.
"No! Fat, stupid hobbit isn't! Oh, no. But poor Sméagol! We're a hunk of CGI, precious! AAAAAAAH!" With this, Gollum fell backwards into the lava with the ring, and all lived happily ever after. Except for Gollum, that is.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
1) Reading the chapter "A Long Expected Party" from the Fellowship of the Ring
2) Sing Happy Birthday to them
3) If you want...make a cake, or another treat to celebrate!
Three cheers for Frodo and Bilbo! Long may their memory live!
HIP HIP HOORAY!
HIP HIP HOORAY!!
HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
Please ask Father Jenkins at Notre Dame to drop the charges against 88 pro-life advocates who face up to one year in jail and thousands of dollars in fines.
The 88 outspoken pro-lifers peacefully walked onto Notre Dame's campus in May to be the voice of the unborn -- when pro-abortion president Obama was honored there – and were arrested for trespassing.
Among those arrested were Fr. Norman Weslin, several nuns, Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade, and Ambassador Alan Keyes.
Lifesitenews.com reports: "While witnesses say pro-Obama protesters were allowed to roam free, the arrested individuals were singled out for displaying any pro-life message -- including slogans on the sanctity of life, photographs of aborted children, a large wooden cross, and images of Mary."
The double standard is rather shocking, isn't it?
You see, the University of Notre Dame, as the original complainant, has the choice to drop the charges pending against the 88 pro-lifers.
Your signature is very important right now because, according to reports, the president of the University of Notre Dame "has repeatedly refused to seek such leniency or even answer the pro-lifers' requests for dialogue." (Lifesitenews.com: 09-04-09)
If you have any comments, please send them along.
Until next time, thank you very much for joining this urgent petition and feel free to pass it along, post it on Facebook, on blogs, and help get the word out.
This is outrages and embarrassing that a Catholic University is arresting pro-life supporters!!! It just blows me away. Let's do what we can to help those arrested, and show our disapproval. Please send in your petition (even if you aren't a Catholic) and pass this along, for the sake of life! Thank you.
This is outrages and embarrassing that a Catholic University is arresting pro-life supporters!!! It just blows me away. Let's do what we can to help those arrested, and show our disapproval. Please send in your petition (even if you aren't a Catholic) and pass this along, for the sake of life! Thank you.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am extremely blessed and grateful to have so many wonderful friends. :) Thank you all so much! Thank you to all who posted on my blog, left comments, mailed letters, emailed letters for Hannah to print out, sent words of wisdom, and all the spiritual bouquets. I enjoyed reading every single one of them so much; however, I felt so unworthy of all the compliments and descriptions people gave of me. I was very moved, and they totally made my birthday.
I intend to post pictures of all my birthday gifts (all of them apparel) soon. I won’t be able to post them this week, though, because there is a huge Arts and Crafts Show this weekend where I work. I am working Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. So, maybe next week, I will post them. :)
I must run. I have school work to get to. God bless you all, and thank you again.
In the hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Dear Vicki, you are all of these things and more. I am so blessed to have you as a friend and "sister". ;) Love ya girl!
A good friend will come an visit you in jail, but a true friend will be sitting there next to you saying, "Man, that was FUN!"
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I wanted let you know how much I love you! You are the best friend anyone could ever have! and I am so thankful I know you! I love you so much that after you came to the lake house to visit us I missed you soooooooooooo much I cried after we said goodbye! and I also cried leaving you at camp! which I must say is something I never do! I love you sooooo much! and I wish everyone in the world could know you! For those who do know you they are very blest people, and I hope they know that to!
Vicki is always CARING. Whether your dog dies, or you are struggling with school, Vicki is always there with a shoulder to cry on and a soothing voice to say, “It’s gonna be alright!”
Vicki is always SMILING. I have never once seen here without a smile on her face and hug for me!!! J
Vicki is always WISE. When life throws you a hard question Vicki’s right there to back you up…..Her wisdom is a sign of her mature 19 years!
Vicki is BEAUTIFUL. I think it’s her smile; it seems to radiate her face and makes her such a joy to behold.
Vicki is PATIENT. She can always wait to do school! :P
Vicki is CHARITBLE. I have never heard her say a mean thing about anyone, even if they were mean to her.
Vicki is DETERMINED. She’ll lick that old research report or die trying!!!
Vicki is GENEROUS. She would rather go halves with you than have it to herself.
Vicki is FUNNY. She is always joking or adding those cute smiley faces to her e-mails.
Vicki is SMART. She is always providing answers to my research report whenever I have a question.
Vicki is a LORD OF THE RINGS FANTIC. We both cry through “Return of the King”. ;’( It’s a girl thing!
Vicki is a BEAUTIFUL PRIATE. She is still working on me to see “Pirates of the Caribbean .”
Vicki is a NATURAL NARNIAN. She was the perfect choice for King Caspian’s bride. And she reigns with fairness too!
Vicki is an ENTHUSICASTIC READER. Except when it comes to “Lord of the Rings”. I think we can safely count 2 “no” votes there.
Vicki is an ARDENT WORKER. She’ll get the job done right!!!
Vicki is an EXCELLENT BABYSITTER. She loves little kids!
Vicki is a SAINT. She loves God with her whole heart and soul. (can I do a BA on you??? *wink*)
Vicki is a ROLE MODEL. I want to be just like Vicki when I grow up!!!
Vicki is a FRIEND. No matter what she’ll stick by your side through thick and thin, day in and day out. Even when you’re feeling like no one cares about you….Your all wrong, because Vicki is only a phone call away from telling you how much she cares. :)
I LOVE YOU VICKI!!!! HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY!!! And although it’s YOUR birthday you’ve given everyone the PRESENT of your friendship. What more do I want??? :) :)
All my love,
Ray J :) :)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Hannah. What a subject to write on. Let me begin off by saying that I am eternally blest to have such a sister. I have several “adopted” sisters whom I dearly love, but none of them are as dear to me as Hannah. She knows me inside and out, which can be kind of annoying at times, yet helpful. She described me as some one that has many friends around; however, if you really know Hannah, guaranteed you will prefer her over me. “Why?” you may ask yourself. Well, it’s because……..she is sooooo funny!!!! As I live and breath, Hannah is a born comedian. She takes the simplest thing or situation and has my whole family rolling on the floor laughing. For example, my dad and I were playing this game called “Buzzword,” (while Hannah and I were cleaning up the kitchen) in which he would read off a clue or description off a card and I would have to guess what the answer is. So, the clue was, “Ravishingly beautiful” and before I could even guess, Hannah swung around from the cabinet where she had been putting a dish away, and with her arms open wide, and a big grin, she exclaimed, “Moi!” The kitchen erupted in laughter. It was so funny, and the timing was so perfect! If you need cheering up, Hannah is the one for you!
As for Hannah’s looks…she’s gorgeous. Hannah is beautiful inside and out. She has blue eyes with dark eyelashes and eyebrows (which are stunning), her hair is the perfect thickness, soft, and a blonde brown, and she has the most beautiful smile. I wish I had her smile it’s just so…..perfect! LOL. As for her inner beauty, Hannah is a very Godly young woman. She is kind, considerate of others, helpful, optimistic, and a number of other things. She, in many ways, is more mature than I am (which is rather embarrassing to admit).
Also, if you know Hannah and you want to be on good terms with her………be a lover of Star Wars. SW are Hannah’s absolute favorite movies. I mean, I like SW, but she is a SW nut!!! In addition to SW, she loves The Great Race, starring Jack Lemon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood; Hogan’s Heroes; and she also adores the Muppets. Her favorite Muppet character is Gonzo.
You see, that is the thing about Hannah, she loves crazy, wacky, and weird stuff! She even owns a pair of cherry red sneakers; however, she also loves style. It drives me crazy, that I can go through our whole wardrobe and come up with what I think is a cute outfit, and she always manages to look classier, prettier, and more stylish than me! This girl has taste. I’ve made her my official style advisor….with the exception of earrings. We differ very much in our tastes of earrings. She loves big, sparkly, flashy ones. I prefer smaller, yet pretty ones.
Did I also mention that she is an artist? Oh yes, Hannah is the second Michelangelo!! Well…almost anyway. Her favorite thing to draw is faces, and she is quite good at them. She is a pure genius.
Hannah has bad taste in men. I’m serious. We will be watching a movie, and practically every time she will point to the main bad guy and LIKE him. Without fail! Her favorite bad guy is Ian Howe from National Treasure. She loves that guy. Here are her words (she was doing this in a funny, sing-song voice), “Ian’s so cute! Ian’s so hot! Ian’s got long hair! Ian’s got accent! Ian’s got brains. Ian’s got car. Ian’s got money!” *rolls eyes* Hannah is an awesome girl, she just can’t get it through her head that bad guys are BAD! And her favorite animated bad guy is Honest John from Pinocchio.
Lastly, don’t play a strategic game with Hannah. She will whoop ya! Hannah has a natural sneaky mind, and I’ve seen her even beat my dad at strategic games (which is saying a lot because my dad wins every game he plays without fail).
Well, that about rounds it up. There is so much to write about my wonderful sis, but this post is long enough. I love you Hannah!!!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
(Hmmm.....kind of sounds familiar. With all the fighting, arguing, and bickering over President Obama's actions and speeches, it made me think of this quote. My mom says that she has never seen such controversy over a President because of the outrageous things he says and does. What do you guys think? Do you think our nation is headed for division, similar to the Civil War maybe?)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I want to thank all the people who have recently become followers of my blog. I never thought I would make it to 21 followers!!! Sorry, to be mostly leaving right after you joined. But I promise to post something every once in a while.
For all of you who guessed at how I posted this post, I scheduled a post. Lady Rose guessed it.
Well, until the next post.......Drink up me hearties yo ho!!!! ;)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
and Elizabeth Swann
Saturday, July 4, 2009
*looks at everyone's utterly confused faces that clearly say, "How are you posting from the airport?"*
Oh pardon me for not explaining. I'm not posting from the airport, even though I am at the airport, but I can still tell you what is going on at the airport without posting it, even though I am posting, savvy?
*looks at everyone's befuddles faces*
Am I not brilliant?!
Well, I'll leave it up to your imaginations as to how I got to post this right now at the airport, without actually posting it. And if you have a blog it shouldn't be too hard. ;)
P.S. Happy 4th of July y'all!!!!!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10).
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold).
3. Add 5.
4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator...
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 .
If you haven't, add 1758.
6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
You should have a three digit number (unless your # was 10.)
The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).
The next two numbers are
YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2009) IT WILL EVER WORK.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
things, serious things, educational things, whatever! The handy dandy "schedule post" feature even allows you to write your post on, say Thursday and have it show up on Saturday if you won't be around to post it on Saturday morning. Now you have no excuse." Well, I could come up with a lot of excuses, but never mind that now.
Sorry the pic isn't better.
I'm working on a school essay on The Merchant of Venice. I'm actually starting to like it, because now I know what's going on in the play (thanks to Cliffs Notes). It is a persuasive essay on te Jewish villian, Shylock. The assignment said: "How is Shylock guilty of the deadly sins of avarice, envy, and wrath?" Also, I took a Biology test yesterday and scored a 96%!!!! :D That gives me an A for the third quarter. *is very happy*
Hmm......what to write last? Uh......Oh! Camp is in exactly ONE week!!!! Did you hear that people!??! ONE WEEK TILL CAMP!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Hannah shooting the recurve bow. She looks somewhat Elvish, no?
A very cute picture of Gaby that I just had to post. :)
This is a pic of humongous raccoon my dad shot at 2:30 in the morning, in the barn where our chickens are.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
We will be holding our Second Annual Pirates Blog Week July 13th to July 19!!!!!!!!
Last year, Lady Rose, Lizzy/Hannah, and myself came up with the idea (due to being very into Pirates of the Caribbean at the time) to have a Pirate blog week to commemorate the five year anniversary of Pirates of the
This year, we would like to invite anyone who is a fan of Pirates of the
A) You give your blog a new look, which means changing the background, the colors, and title if you wish.
B) Every day do at least one post on something piratical, such as last year we did caption it competitions for Pirates of the
C) Last but not least, give your self a pirate name! We all chose characters from the movies, but turned them into our own. You may choose a character from the movies, or simply create your own pirate name. I’ll list the characters that are already taken from the movie, who took them, and what they turned them into:
Captain Jack Sparrow/Vicki(me)/Captain Coon Sparrow
William Turner/Rose/Captain Fox Turner
Elizabeth Swann/Lizzy/Elizabeth Swann
Captain Barbossa/Danny (might be joinign us this year)/Captain Wolfgang Barbossa
If you are going to be participating, please leave a comment, with your pirate name, to let me know.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
1. The Passion of the Christ (2004) (I only watch that one once a year on Good Friday. It is such an awesome reminder of what Christ did for us.)
2. The Sound of Music (1965)
3. A Man For All Seasons (1966)
4. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
5. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
6. The Ten Commandments (1956)
7. The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
8. Jesus of
9. Schindler’s List (1993)
10. The Bells of St Mary’s (1945) (I love this one!)
11. Thérèse (2004) (Not a favorite; way too sad. I found it....depressing.)
12. Braveheart (1995) (Mel Gibson movies rock! I wish he was a better Catholic, poor guy.)
13. The Miracle of Our Lady of
15. Lilies of the Field (1963) (Great movie and a must watch. We watch it at Easter time every year.)
16. The Miracle of Marcelino (1955) (A very sweet movie that I would recommend for all, especially young kids.)
17. Les Miserables (1998)
18. The Quiet Man (1952) (Family favorite, and a timeless classic.)
19. Ben Hur (1959)
20. Rudy (1993) (Based on the true story of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. Sean Astin (eeek!!) does a beautiful job as Rudy. A wee bit too much cuss words and swearing, but an awesome movie.)
21. The Robe (1953) (I don't really like the movie, but the book was good.)
22. Return to Me (2000)
23. We Were Soldiers (2002)
24. Becket (1964)
25. Going My Way (1944)
26. Romero (1989)
27. Sister Act (1992) (One word: Hilarious!)
28. Pope John Paul II (1984)
29. Jonah: a Veggie Tales Movie (2002)
30. Shoes of the Fisherman (1986)
31. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
32. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
33. On the Waterfront (1954)
34. I Confess (1953)
37. Quo Vadis (1951)
38. The Trouble With Angels (1956)
39. Babette’s Feast (1987)
40. The Rookie (2002)
41. The Reluctant Saint (1962)
42. One Man’s Hero (1999)
43. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
44. The Exorcist (1973)
45. Dead Man Walking (1995)
46. Joan of Arc (1948)
47. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
48. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
49. Angels In the Outfield (1951) (Haven't seen this one in a looong time!)
50. Moonstruck (1987) (ROTFL! I didn't think this one would be on here, but I love it!! It does have some bed scenes you kinda have to skip through, but a hilarious movie of an Italian family in NY.)
51. The Miracle Maker: the Story of Jesus (2000)
52. Henry V (1989)
53. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
54. Entertaining Angels: the Dorothy Day Story (1996)
55. Knute Rockne: All American (1940)
56. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
57. The Singing Nun (1966)
58. Marty (1955)
59. Monsieur Vincent (1948)
61. Au Revoir Les Infants (1987)
62. Come to the Stable (1949)
63. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
64. In This House of Brede (1975)
65. The Jeweller’s Shop (1988)
66. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
67. The Fighting Sullivans (1944)
68. The Fourth Wiseman (1985) (Kinda boreing)
69. The Juggler of Notre Dame (1970)
70. Barabbas (1962)
71. King of Kings (1961)
72. Francis of
73. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1937)
74. The Decalogue (1987)
75. The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1966)
76. Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
77. The Fugitive (1947)
78. The Longest Day (1962) (*shrieks* Love, love, love this movie!! It is filled with numerous top movie stars, and is based on the Americans invasion of Germany in WWII.)
79. Thérèse (1986)
80. The Gospel of John (2003)
81. A.D. (1985)
82. Faustyna (1995)
83. The Son (2002)
84. Francesco (1989)
85. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
86. Brother Orchid (1940)
87. Demetrius and the Gladiators
88. Nazarin (1958)
89. The Silver Chalice (1954)
90. When In
91. Not of This World (1999)
92. Open City (1945)
93. 3 Godfathers (1948)
94. Don Bosco (1988)
95. Abraham (1994)
96. The Detective (1954)
97. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
98. The Sign of the Cross (1932)
99. The Wrong Man (1956)
100. Padre On Horseback (1977)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Nothing really new here. Although, I am going to Virgina in August!!!! Ya wanna know why? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway..........I'M GOING TO THE FAIRY TALE GET-TOGETHER AT REGINA DOMAN'S HOUSE!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Regina Doman (author of Shadow of the Bear, Black as Night, Waking Rose, and others) is holding an open house from Aug. 13-16. Both Hannah (my sis) and I are flying down to VA a couple days early to actually, finally meet some friends from the FT Forum face to face (soooo excited!!!!), and then we will drive up to Regina's house on the 13th.
Two more weeks till Ave Cor Mariae Camp!!!!! GAAAHH!! I can't believe how quick that was! Last time I looked it was two months away. I'm so excited! However, my mom keeps lecturing me; "You are not to get sick! You can't sleep in the Manor House! If I even hear of you doing either of those you are going to pay for your trip to camp!" You see (for those of you who don't know), I got sick for a couple days at camp last year, because they served the weirdest tasting melted, Velveeta cheese with the oddest spiced taco meat. Needless to say, it didn't quite *cough* agree with my stomach. So, my mom is threatening me within an inch of my life not to get sick, and not to sleep in the Manor House (MH). *sighs* I love the MH. No bugs. Real beds that don't creak. Real bathrooms and showers. Beautiful. I don't really mind the cabins, after all, it is fun and part of the camp experience, but one night in the MH would be sooooo nice! I think they should let each girl at camp have one night in the MH!!! Don't you agree, Rose? Well, enough venting. I'm looking forward to camp and I'm bringing glow in the dark sticks for 4th of July again!!! :D For those of you who know of my desire to bring Danny's big/pirate/Barbossa hat to camp I have news for you..........I'm not bringing it. :( You see, Danny and I made a deal: I could take the hat to camp if I sewed his Legolus costume. Well, it's almost time for camp, and I still have two skirts to sew for it; so, that means not costume, which means not hat. Sorry Theresa and Anna.
Before I sign off, one more thing. I have just found an article which I think might interest you Catholics. Apparently, ten "Catholic" colleges and universities that are promoting student internships with organizations whose missions or activities are directly opposed to the moral teachings of the Catholic Church, including on fundamental issues such as abortion and marriage. Click here to read the whole article and see which colleges and universities they're talking about.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Okay.....these tags are long over due. The first one is from Rachel and the last two are from Earwen. Thank you girls!!!!
What are you doing right now? typing
What book are you reading right now? the Merchant of Venice...yuck!
What do you do in your spare time? type, sew, read, go on the forum
How often do you get tagged? a fair amount of times I guess
Lord of the Rings vs. Twilight? LOTR
Winter vs. Summer? I like a little of both
Fall vs. Spring? a little of both
Fall vs. Winter? Fall
Spring vs. Summer right in between where Spring is about to turn into Summer but it isn't hot yet
Cats vs. Dogs? Cats...they don't stink like dogs do
Fairies vs. Elves? Elves
Humans vs. Elves? Elves
Humans vs. Fairies? Humans
Do you like Lord of the Rings? put it this way: if I didn't like LOTR I'd be an idiot. ;)
Is it your favorite movie? DUH!!!
What's your favorite out of the trilogy? I love FOTR because it has Rivendell, the Shire, the beginning of their adventure and so forth, and I also loooooove TTT because it has hilarious Gollum/Smeagul, Sam and Frodo and yeah. ROTK is not one of my favs even if Eowyn does have a cool battle outfit and kills the WK. I cried throughout a lot of the movie....especially the ending. SOOO SAD!!! So: FOTR and TTT
Do you believe it has an allegory? absolutely!!!
Female? Arwen, for her purity of heart, bravery, and gorgeous dresses. and Eowyn for her courage, bravery, beauty, skill, and........yeah.
Horse? don't have one.
Location? hmm.....Rivendell? Mirkwood? Lothlorien? the Shire? i dunno!!!
Hobbit? gaahh!!! I love them all!!! Frodo...Sam.....Merry.....Pippen? preciousss, we loooves them all!!
Elf? Legolas!! *faints* ;)
Dress/Gown? oh boy.....uh...all of them? except that purple one Arwen has on in the dream...that one stinks!
Quote? Now how can you choose ONE favorite quote from three movies/books?! Okay, I'll choose one. *sighs*
Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.
Scene? hmm....the Shire and Rivendell scenes? and some of the Battles?
Piece of Jewelry? *shrugs*
Aragorn VS Legolas? Legolas! easy one
Frodo VS Sam? I absolutely REFUSE to answer this one!!!!! that is such an unfair question!!! humph!
Merry VS Pippin? Pippin?
Legolas VS Gimli? Legolas
Arwen VS Galadriel? Arwen. I hate Galadriel!!!!!
Arwen VS Eowyn? both :D
Eowyn VS Eomer? Eowyn
Eomer VS Theoden? Eomer
Arwen VS Aragorn? Aragorn
Arwen VS Legolas? Legolas
Legolas VS Haldir? Legolus....Haldir is my sister's guy.
Boromir VS Faramir? Presssioussss we hatessss them both!!! we ripsssess their filthy little eyesesss out!!!!
Smeagol VS Gollum? duh! Smeagol. he serves the Master of the Precious. Smeagol doesn't neeeed Gollum anymore!!! He sent him away!!!! but then he came back, darn it!
Book or Movie? The Movies!!!! THE MOOOVIIIEEEEESSSSS!!!!! ahem.
Thanks to for this!!! :)
NARNIA VS. MIDDLE-EARTH!
Gimli vs. Trumpkin? this is so hard......uh......oh dear.......do i have to?......well then: Gimli
Gandalf vs. Proffessor Cornelius? Gandalf all the way!!!
The White Witch vs. Saruman? now why would I want to like a bad guy?!
Gandalf vs. Aslan? don't get me wrong, I love Gandalf; however Alsan represents Christ wile Gandalf only represents the wisdom of God.......so I have to say Aslan. But I do love Gandalf!!!!
Aragorn vs. Aslan? well I did say Aslan up there so - Aragorn
Narnia vs. Middle-earth? Middle Earth :D
Prince Caspian vs. Frodo? oh jee. my husband or my crush...hmmm... ;) Frodo. *snickers* I know. I'm bad.
Susan vs. Arwen? A mix.....the warrior Susan mixed with Elvish. ;)
Edmund vs. Merry? aw man!! too hard! I'll go with Merry, though.
Lucy vs. Pippin? Pippin!
Peter vs. Haldir? Haldir I guess.....Peter has a bad attitude in PC
The Dancing Lawn vs. Lothlorien? Lothlorien...duh!
Centaurs vs. Elves? give me Elves any day!!!!
Peter's sword vs. Anduril? i never pay attention to the swords
Susan's magic bow and arrows vs. Legolas's bow of the Galadhrim? can't I have both?
Wargs vs. Werewolves? which is easier to defeat?
Orcs vs. Hags? Orcs.....one little arrow and *makes a dying sound*
The White Witche's castle vs. the Tower of Barad-dur? The Castle
Gryphons vs. Eagles? Gryphons.
Uruk-hai or Telemarines? Telmarines way more easier to kill!
Catapults or Oliphaunts? if I had a Narnian tree with me I would say Catapults otherwise....Oliphants
Cair Paravel or Rivendell? Rivendell all the way!! :D
There! I now tag...
Anyone who wants these!!