Friday, May 27, 2011



Seton Home Study Graduate 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Regency Ball 2011 Hairstyles

(Excuse the stupid ribbon ^ sticking out of the side of my head. I wouldn't stay down!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Crusaders Tale

Ladies and Gents, I would like to introduce you to my brothers' film project: The Crusaders Tale. Danny is directing and acting in it. Almost everyday he troops out with David, Tony, Gabriel, weapons, costumes, facial hair, tri-pod, and a very high-tech-y HD camera. They post pictures and are getting ready to present some clips. So, check it out here and become a follower of their filming adventure!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sink or Swim

Have you ever gotten to a point in life where it feels like you are have to either sink or swim? Guess what? I'm there! I feel like I have swam an incredible distance and I am only a foot away from reaching land...but I feel so exhausted that I don't even want to try to swim the last foot...just sink away.

If you haven't guessed it already, I'm referring to school. Yes, I am finally this close *holds two fingers close together* to graduating from high school forever! However, one thing stands in my way: the gigantic, terrifying research report on Roe v. Wade. I'm telling you, it's a monster! As soon as I defeat this beast (which I really don't feel like tackling), I can be free for a whole summer and never have to return to Seton Home Study again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, to attack or to continue to put it off like I'm doing now by writing this post? :P

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Dear Mom,

Thank you for choosing to be open to life...which resulted in us six kids! ;) You are such a beautiful person, Mom. You are so meek and humble that no one would ever guess how much knowledge you really posses. You are so solid and knowledgeable in your faith, and in any subject that pertains to raising children, from medicine to computers. In addition, you are so sensitive to others feelings. You make each person feel like what they have to say is important no matter how small it is. Your diligence and perseverance in homeschooling us and being a stay at home mother is so admirable and courageous. You are my nearest and dearest friend, and I'm blessed that God made you my mother. I love you so much, Mom.

Your daughter,

Note: For those of you who don't know, my mom went through seven years of infertility before she was able to have her first child: me! My parents thought they would never have any children of their very own, so motherhood is a very big blessing to my mom. :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

School, future plans, and dreams

I've been having a lot of thoughts (and prayers) lately about - for a lack of better words - my future. I have exactly two Geometry Tests and a research report on Roe v. Wade to finish and I am officially finished with high school forever! Along with the knowledge that I will be signing up for fall classes at the local community college soon, I've wondered if I really want to major in Early Childhood Ed. I just have this feeling that I want to do something more meaningful with my life. I mean let's face it, Early Childhood Education is not exactly the most exciting thing out there.

I played around with the idea to photography, because over the past months I have become infatuated with wedding and graduation photo shoots. I love them! However, I have absolutely no experience with this field of work and it is not something that you can really live off of unless you are really good.

The other majors that I have somewhat of an interest in is Theology, Philosophy, and maybe Politics (yeah I know, I'm weird). However, there are not a lot of profitable job opportunities in Theology and Philosophy unless you want to teach and that usually requires a PhD, and I am not doing that!

I had the craziest idea last night while I was lying in bed. You see, I love to plan, organize, and administrate events. It's so much fun! So as this dreamer had the idea to form an organization that would focus on evangelizing -so to speak - on three things dear to her heart: The Eucharist, the pro-life movement, and feminine modesty. Additionally, she even thought of patron saints for each topic, a boy and girl saint for each. She continued to dream of how awesome it would be to hold a national conference every year that would have have three sections - one for every topic - and have top Catholics from around the US to speak on them. And I mean big names! Like Father Frank Pavone (for pro-life), Colleen Hammond (modesty), and Scott Hann (the Eucharist). Then this crazy girl went even further to say, "Hey! To go along with modesty, we can have a section of chivalry for the guys! Then we could have someone like Doug Barry come and speak to them!"

Yeah. I got kind of carried away, but it was so much fun dreaming about it! Then I came back to reality that 1) there are soooo many groups/organizations popping up all over the place that are aimed at youth and young adults that it would be ridiculous to start another one; 2) I don't know how to start one; 3) I'm still in high school! :P So yeah, not happening.

Well, I think that's enough rambling for today.

Oh! One more thought: did anyone watch the first Republican Presidential debate on Fox News last night? It was so much fun. I am so voting for Rick Santorum! He's Catholic, conservative, has 7 kids, and is pro-life!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Goodbye Planned Parenthood!!!

They passed the bill! Here is an excerpt from the email I got from the SBA list:

Thanks to the hard work of dedicated SBA List activists who flooded Congress with e-mails and phone calls, the House just passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3).

It passed by an incredible margin – 251 to 175!

This historic pro-life legislation establishes a permanent, government-wide ban on taxpayer funding for abortion, bans federal subsidies for health plans that include abortion, and strengthens conscience protections for health care workers

God be praised! Vincet vitae! (Life will conquer!)