Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
In addition, the day I went shopping was a major sale day; however, I didn’t have that much money in my checking account and I’m surrounded by 50-80% off deals - talk about painful! I never considered myself a shopper, but I became one that day. Anyhow, due to my lack of funds, I only purchased a cute skirt, the boots, and a deliciously red, long, knit scarf.
Here are my awesome boots and skirt:
Full shot of me and you can see a little of our decorated house. :)
A better shot of the skirt and boots
And another shot of me and the house. Ain't it cute?
What do you all think? Do you like the boots? How about the skirt? Do you prefer a heel or no heel on your boots? Liz/Hannah LOVES my boots but she hates that there is no heel. :P
Thursday, October 21, 2010
P.S. Sorry I haven't really posted, I've been uninspired. :(
P.P.S. The girl in the video looks freakishly like my cousin! Every time I watch it I'm a little creeped out at the similarities.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not flunk;
He keepeth me from lying down when I should be studying.
He leadeth me beside the water cooler for a study break;
He restores my faith in study guides.
He leads me to better study habits
For my grades' sake.
Yea, tho' I walk through the valley of borderline grades,
I will not have a nervous breakdown;
For Thou art with me;
My prayers and my friends, they comfort me.
Thou givest me the answers in moments of blankness;
Thou anointest my head with understanding,
My test paper runneth over with questions I recognize.
Surely passing grades and flying colors shall follow me
All the days of examinations;
And I shall not have to dwell in this university
Thursday, September 23, 2010
WILL YOU HELP THE CAUSE?
An editing software is needed for the movie Shadow of the Bear to be completed. This comes to the grand total of $400. Therefore, dedicated fans have faithfully put there heads together and created an ARTFIRE Store as a fundraiser towards the completion of this wonderful movie.
They have already reached $55 in one day! You could be next in helping them achieve their goal.
In this store you will find inexpensive, beautiful, hand crafted jewelry, table runners, scarves, and more. Go check it out! There are new items being posted weekly - even daily. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
For more information about goal prizes and the fundraiser in general, check out this blog post.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I started off the day by going to Mass. I was planning on going by myself because everyone else had school to do that day, but I had the treat of Mom and Grandma joining me as well. It was a very sweet - not to mention rare - experience to go to Mass with just two other family members. It was also enjoyable to listen to them relive the day of my birth.
You see, my parents went through seven years of infertility before they were able to have me, so the day I was born was a rather big occasion for the whole family.
Anyway, after Mass, a birthday blessing from Father, and a McDonald's Mocha Frappe, we came home and started the day with the rest of the family. We had muffins for breakfast, and then everyone started school while I - who had the day off - went to the sewing room to contentedly sew a present for my Grandma - I'll tell you why in a minute.
I tell you, I sure wish that's all I had to do was sew like that everyday. Oh well.
Moving on, we went out to Olive Garden for dinner. It was heavenly! I love their bread sticks. :) We came home opened presents, and everyone being too full from dinner to eat desert, sang happy birthday to me, I blew out the candles, and we ate the desert for breakfast this morning. :P
As for my grandma's present, since she's been here I have noticed that she really enjoys our aprons. So, having learned how to make a replica of the apron I own while I was in VA, I bought some material and made an apron for her as a thank you. Grandam is the sweetest person, she gives and asks for nothing. For my birthday she bought me a new laptop -which I sorely needed - payed for our Olive Garden dinner, and more. So this was my little way of saying thank you to her, and I'm so glad I did. She says this is the first apron she has owned and I think it meant double that I made it for her.
I'll post pictures from my birthday later, I must run now to take Lizzy to her voice lessons. TTFN!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
As for the last post, I think I need to clear some things up. I have not seen the movie Come What May. It was only recommend to me and I looked it up to find out more about it and found this *points below* is what I found. I personally thought the acting was lacking. However, the reason I posted the clip was because I really liked the pro-life message/explanation it gave.
That being said, I just got back last night from Virginia where I was visiting some very dear friends. Lizzy wasn't able to come with me because she couldn't afford a plane ticket. We missed you dearly Liz! I left on Tuesday the 3rd, and spent a marvelous week with my friends and their family. Our week consisted of shopping, talking, ice cream, coffee, talking, My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding, talking, Moonstruck, talking, more movies, curlers, Chinese food, Bananagrams (a favorite game), Olive Garden, Mass and adoration, and many more girly things. All in all a memorable week. Love you Ray and Em!
Must go now, Liz is getting mad that I'm still on the comp preventing her form getting to sleep. Anyway, ttyl!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
1st place: Remmirath and Yaviel tied
2nd place: Lindsay
3rd place: Rose Marchen
4th place: Lady Blanch Rose and RoseinFaith tied
List of movies in order and those who guessed them:
1. Enchanted (Yaviel and Rose Marchen)
2. Ever After (Yaviel)
3. Chicken Little (Remmirath)
4. Prince Caspian (Yaviel, Lindsay, Rose Marchen, and Remmirath)
5. Star Wars/Yoda
6. Battle of the Bulge
7. Star Wars/Jar-Jar Binks (Lindsay and Remmirath)
8. Ben Hur
9. Singing in the Rain (RoseinFaith)
10. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring (Lady Blanch Rose, Yaviel, Remmirath, Lindsay, and Rose I'm giving you .5 credit for this one because you did guess LOTR but not the right episode. ;))
Good job everyone! And I highly recommend Battle of the Bulge. Awesome movie. Family favorite.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Guess the movie quote, and I am putting you on your honor that there is to be absolutely no cheating aka looking it up on the Internet. I'll publish everyone's guesses in a few days and credit each person for the right answer.
Ready? Set? Go!
1. Character #1: Over my dead body.
Character #2: *shrugs* Okay. I'm flexible.
2. Character: Well, it must be marvelous to have that kind of stamina.
3. Character: Look Mamma, there's the crazy chicken!
4. Character: Look what you made me do! I spent half the morning on that soup...
5. Character: Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leades to suffering.
6. Character: "We must measure what me might gain, by what we might lose."
(Same movie, same character, differant scene): I am not in the habit of executing prisoners, but I would have no problem shooting you myself for that last remark.
7. Character: Meesa happy to be takin' on yousa heavy boyden. Meesa aceept dis with moy-moy humility and uh...
8. Character: Where there is greatness, great government or power, even great feeling or compassion, error also is great. We progress and mature by fault.
9. Character: What's the first thing an actor learns? The show must go on! Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show MUST go on!
10. Character #1: I wish none of this had happened.
Character #2: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Thank you to all those who created this land of the free, those that have died to preserve it, and those that are fighting to ensure it. God bless America and the men that made her free!
P.S. I passed the drivers test on the 1st, and got my drivers licence on the 2nd!!!!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Anyway, I loved the book - although I have some quarrels with Kateri - and would encourage one and all to read it! Waking Rose still continues to be my all time favorite...you just can't beat Rose and Fish.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
In a recent post or email (I'm not sure which), EMILY's List - a pro-abortion organization that is supporting Boxer - stated:
When it comes to our issues -- from women's rights to the environment to health care -- Barbara has been at the forefront of change since we helped elect her in 1992, the "Year of the Woman." She's been there for us every step of the way, and now it's our chance to return the favor.
Thanks for all you're doing to help our women fight back and continue making change.
Here is my question to all feminists and Barbra Boxer: You say you fight for the woman...have you ever given any thought to the little unborn woman? Think of all the thousands of little women that you could support. What about them? If you love and support the female sex as much as you claim to, why don't you try to defend it instead of destroy it?!
The ignorance and arrogance of these feminists just infuriates and blows my mind away. I guess you have to be a Survivor '73 in order to be worth defending in our society.
Remember: Patriotism defends life.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Actually it's my temperament according to 4marks.com. A result of the 107 questions I had to answer (they go some weird ones too), I am a Melancholic / Phlegmatic. To read the description go here: http://www.4marks.com/temperaments/melancholic/melancholic_phlegmatic.html
Some of it is accurate some of it's not. I was expecting to come out with at least one of them Sanguine (people person), but that was not the case.
For those of you who have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, there are four different types of temperaments: Choleric, Melancholic, Phlegmatic, and Sanguine. If you want to take the test or just read about them go here: http://www.4marks.com/temperaments.html
I've never cared for the whole temperament thing, but a friend had me do it the other day and I actually found it interesting...and the questions on the test amusing. So, check it out. There is also an article on there about why Catholics should know there temperament.
Monday, May 31, 2010
By Victoria M.
“Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes; they just don't know where to look.” The late President Ronald Reagan was right. Americans have thousands of heroes right under their very noses, and they just are not aware of it.
What is a hero, anyway? Let me tell you, a hero is someone that puts others before themselves. A hero is someone that makes sacrifices that others aren’t, or never will be, aware of. They are people that fight for what is right, and the protection of those he or she loves. Our soldiers are heroes. For those of us who have never been a soldier, we cannot possibly imagine the courage it takes to be one. Our minds can’t comprehend the heroism that takes place on the battle field.
We know through history that the United States has many past heroes, from the Founding Fathers of the Revolution to those that fought in the Vietnam War. They left their homes, families, and friends; they spilled their blood, and even gave their lives at times. They did all this and more, so that their children and children’s children could live in peace and freedom. That is worthy of the title “hero.” However, these glorious heroes of the past - is it possible that they still exist? Don’t you ever doubt it! Our soldiers are still fighting to preserve our freedom, and are making the same sacrifices today; whether they are stationed here at home or abroad.
My own grandfather, Orlando M., was a helicopter mechanic in the Korean War. What is special about his fighting for America was that he was a new citizen of the United States; he was originally from Mexico. He did his part to aid his new country in the fight for freedom. Grandpa even missed the birth and next two years of his first son’s life. This son, my Uncle Joseph, later served in the army. Another uncle, Victor M., served for five years in the Navy as a boiler specialist during the Vietnam War. Although none of these relatives were ever in an actual battle, wounded by the enemy, or killed, they still did their part, no matter how little it may seem, to serve their country as they saw fit.
In addition, my family is acquainted with a gentleman that was a helicopter pilot that flew three tours in the Vietnam War. On the third, he was shot down behind enemy lines while helping rescue fellow soldiers. He fought, suffered, and lived to tell about it. I have such great respect for this man who, like many others that battled for freedom, is truly an unsung hero of America.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon in this day and age to open up our computers, or turn on the radio, only to hear the latest news that, yet again, another soldier has perished in the Middle East. Right now, the United States is at war, and how sad, but how inspiring, to know that our soldiers are daily risking their lives for the sake of you and me. In John 15:13 of the Bible it says, “A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.” How true that is of our soldiers; it is their love of their country and fellow citizens that they put their lives on the line everyday in the Middle East.
You and I live in a country where we can freely vote – yes, we have the hard won right to vote – and speak out publicly on matters we agree or disagree with. Too often I think we take for granted the daily routines that cost the lives of many; we can rise in the morning and lay our heads down at night without dreading that a bomb might go off; we can go to work or school, get dressed, eat, read, or simply watch TV. We can do all this and more in an atmosphere of liberty, only at the cost of the sacrifices of our gallant soldiers.
In conclusion, we as Americans have heroes all around us. People need to realize that these heroes, our soldiers, deserve to know that we, their fellow citizens, support and appreciate them. Whenever my dad comes in contact with a US soldier, veteran or active, he makes it a point to stop, shake their hand, and thank them for what they’ve done. Let us all be sure to do the same; for indeed, America still has heroes.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
We girls had a delightful time chatting and catching up with each other. It was nice to see Sarah whom I hadn't seen since camp...I take that back, I did see her in January but not in April when I went down for the Conference. Claire did a gorgeous up-do on my hair; it looked like a wedding hair style. :)My brothers must have had a great time with David Halbur since they were off and out of sight most of the time!
To finish off their visit, we played a couple rounds of Bananas - I highly recommend that game - and Uno. Oh yes, we also closed with the Angelus. We girls had fun singing Phantom of the Opera as they piled into the car and drove away. It was a wonderful close to the visit.
I hope to find a way to see them soon, because I won’t be going to camp this year. *sheds a few tears* I didn’t think it would be hard to stop going to camp; however, the closer we get to camp, the sadder I become. I suppose I will get over it, but I’m going to miss everyone so much. Pray for me, that I will be able to give this suffering (as little as it may seem) up to Christ.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Yet, the girly side of me loves to indulge in the thought of a man earning my love...a beautiful proposal in front of the Tabernacle...the wedding...first kiss...reception at home...honeymoon...making our cozy little home together...the joy of telling my hubby that he's made the daddy team...I could go on and on.
It's hard to not feel like I'm stuck and going no where; school and work, work and school. Luckily, I have the most loving, caring, and understanding man in the world with me: Jesus. Whenever I'm having a hard time, scared, or upset, I love just to say His name, Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. It's such a beautiful comfort.
So until I discover my true vocation - and even after - my Jesus will be my love.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I began on the new year thinking that I was most likely going to join a convent. (Who would've thought that?!) God didn't want me there. Then I was accepted to FUS, and was taking the steps toward becoming an official student of Franciscan! God took my hand and led me away from that road. Now I am working 20+ hours a week, rushing to complete high school in between work, and getting ready to apply to a local community college as a part-time student.
To think that God new about all this the whole time! I had no idea that all this - and much more - was going to take place at the beginning of the year, but it didn't matter, God knew. If we all had complete and perfect trust in God, no matter what is going on in our lives, we would be content. There would be no need to worry, or stress out, or tears for that matter, because we would have the knowledge that God has our hand. As long as we strive to do His will, we will be happy.
Boy do I have a lot to learn! I still have so much work to do on trusting God. It's so easy to sit at Church in the presence of Christ and say, "I'm going to always trust You. I will always do your will. No problem at all. How could I ever not want to please you?" Yet, when I get back home, and there's the paperwork, the school work, the chores, the fifty-million things that need to be done...that's another story. It's then that it becomes hard, and I have to trust that God is in control, and just take everything one step at a time with a cheerful attitude. I think I fail way to often with that. I need to work on not succumbing to self-pity and laziness, and turn to God for help.
Jesus, have mercy on me a sinner.
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Edit: I fixed the spelling on this \/ one.
Promote Regina's books, and you could win some cool stuff - and have fun doing it!
You have the entire summer to chalk up all sorts of points doing things like writing reviews, wearing FTN T-Shirts and asking your library to carry the books!
Find out all the rules and differant ways you can earn points here: http://www.fairytalenovels.com/main.cfm?ID=104&level=2&r1=5.00&r2=2.00&r3=0.00&r4=0.00
There are also some pretty cool prizes, including signed copies of "Alex O'Donnell and the Forty-Cyberthieves" and the film of "The Shadow of the Bear" when it is released!
Not only is this your chance to show how much you love Blanche, Bear, Fish, Rose and the other FTN Characters, but this publicity will also really help get the word out about the amazingness of Regina Doman!
Also, please help us spread the news about this contest by reposting this information to your own blog!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
By Sterling White
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Few books in the past decade or so have sought to eclipse (Twilight pun) the popularity of Harry Potter. I mean, it’s hard to wage war on the scrawny little unkempt kid with his facial deformities and his flashy stick.
But Stephanie Meyer, in writing her own twisted vampire fantasy, has somehow managed to make her particular desires resonate with those of 12-year-old girls everywhere. I know when I was 12, I was still into action figures, but apparently girls at that age long for a romantic escapade with a 100-year-old vampire. To each his own, I say.
But Twilight has certainly garnered a massive following. My own sisters went and saw the first movie roughly eight times … in theatres. Now let’s count that out: $9.00 a movie x 8 viewings = $72 to see an angsty teen try to come to terms with her epic love for a blood-sucking child predator. I can see how this appeals to the younger generation. It’s like watching Dateline’s: "To Catch a Predator: The Untold Love Story."
Yet, is this really love? I mean, how many of us can look back on our high school relationships and actually say it was love? But for some reason, when that love is with undead sparkle boy, it’s as true as biblical Scripture. Sparkle, you say? Yes, these vampires, unlike ALL their demonic peers, when exposed to sunlight don’t scream as they char like your mom’s thanksgiving turkey (Oh, burn! (Pun!)). Instead they sparkle like a humanoid disco ball at a Village People concert.
When Bella first sees this, she is mesmerized. I have to tell you, the first time I see my significant other glowing like plutonium, I’d be more scared of radiation poisoning than taking the time to sit and admire her lethal glow.
But who really thinks Bella Swan (Stephanie Meyer’s avatar) is a particularly bright character to begin with? It seems this girl is too clumsy to survive getting milk for her cereal, much less a love life involving her boyfriend, señor twinkle toes, and a shirtless werewolf. Whenever his role in the movies is referenced, it is only mentioned that he got rock hard abs for the second movie.
Now, I’m not part of “the academy,” but if the most interesting part of your acting is that you worked out, don’t expect the Oscar nominations to be overflowing from your mailbox.
Mrs. Meyer also loves Edward Cullen. And I don’t mean she likes her character, I mean she loves him. I’m positive if Edward were as real and sparkly as she describes, she would leave her husband for him immediately. And who could blame her? After all, she describes his Adonis-like features, his marble skin and his apparently attractive chagrin expression.
First, Adonis was an extremely attractive Greek god born from incest and mauled by a wild boar, so I totally see the resemblance between him and glitter prince.
And Edward has marble skin, just like a statue! And we all know how awesome statues feel: cold and covered in bird poop. I don’t know what woman is actually fixated on the idea of her lover having marble skin but it’s about the same as if she said she was attracted to a streetlamp. And hey, at least that produces heat.
Finally, she loves to point out his chagrin expression. She seems to think this means his sallow face that sees deep into Bella’s beautiful heart as he tries to fight his deep love for her. Now, here in reality land, according to dictionary.com, chagrin actually means: “a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.” So when Edward looks at Bella with this expression, the words actually mean that he’s feeling a little less like “I love you so much it hurts,” and more along the lines: “I’m passing a kidney stone.”
And when you really think about it, chagrin probably best describes the feeling anyone who’s not an angsty teenage girl would get from reading this book. I think Robert Pattinson, the actor who played Edward, put it best when asked about what he thought of the crowd at a convention. Here is his answer: “It’s terrifying. It’s like the sound you hear at the gates of hell.”
But don’t worry girls, I’m sure Edward wants to marry each one of you. He sparkles just for you.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I suppose you might be wondering where I’ve been, well I’ve been to Illinois to visit some friends and attend a conference by the Institute on Religious Life at Mundelein Seminary. I stayed with Claire and her family, and while at the conference on Saturday met up with Rose, Kathleen, Yaviel, Jo March, and several girls from camp.
On Friday, I took a bus (Greyhound/Indian Trails), for the first time, down to Indian where I was picked up by Mrs. H., Saturday was the conference, Sunday Claire and her sister Veronica sang in a concert (drop dead gorgeous), and Monday I came home on another bus.
Now, I try to keep my promises, so here are the long over due pictures from the ball! :)
Left to right top row: Dad, David, Friend, another Friend, Me, and Hannah
^ Danny and the Loyalist (Mike)
Danny: Will you marry me?!
David: What are you insane?