Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tagged by Lieren :-) (Written last night)

Tagged - (Answered last night... I was in a weird mood - beware! ;-)).

1. What color are your socks right now?

One is white and the other is white with purple and blue stripes... Lol... I need to do laundry... Or find my other socks that go with the two half pairs I am wearing...

2. What are you listening to right now?

Maroon 5 "Won't Go Home Without You."

3.What was the last thing you ate?

Chicken nuggets, french fries, root beer, and a peppermint.

4. Can you drive a stick-shift?

Not at all - if there was an emergency and the only care there was to drive people to safety was a stick-shift and I was the only one who could drive we would all die.

5.The last person you spoke to on the phone?

Hmm... Josiah?

6. Do you like the person/s/ who sent this to you?

Course - she's awesome!

7. How old are you today?

20... I'll check tomorrow and see if that has changed though!

8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?

Football and Tennis... But I dont really have time to watch sports lol

9. What is your favorite drink?

Snapple Mango

10.Have you ever dyed your hair?

No but I'm totally going to dye it purple someday! Don't believe me? Sheesh... Rude! ;-)

11.Favorite food?

Mashed Potatoes with butter and salt - yumm

12. What is the last movie you watched?

Movie? Umm... Top Gun I think - it stunk, don't bother...

13. Favorite day of the year?

The second tuesday of next week...

14.How do you vent?

Talking... Er... Actually the tone that's between talking and yelling usually... ;-) Yelling at the cat always helps too! ;-)

15. What was your favorite toy as a child?

My stuffed animals <3

16. What is your favorite season?

Fall baby fall!

17. Cherries or Blueberries?

Cherries!! Man! Now I want some!

18. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?

Sure thing...

19.Who is the most likely to respond?

I love that I was on the top of Lieren's list! :oD

20. Who is least likely to respond?

All the people I didn't send it tooo! ;-)

21. Living situation?

One room that I have to share with this cat that won't leave... In a house with the fam...

22. When was the last time you cried?

Lieren's answer was so sad!! :-( Umm... Last Monday I think? Something stupid...

23. What is on the floor of your closet right now?

Lol lots of stuff! Boxes, hamper, pile of laundry, bookshelf, plastic storage drawers...

24. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this


Lieren! :-)

25. What did you do last night?

History hw, then talked to Kate and HannahBeth...

26. What are you most afraid of?

Wow... I just can't beat Lieren's answer... I was gonna say the dark, spiders, and suffering, but she beat me so I won't... ;-)

27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?

Plain - spicy and cheesy should never be with hamburgers ;-)

28. Favorite dog breed?

Golden Retrievers

29. Favorite day of the week?

Depends on the week...

30. How many states have you lived in?

Don't know... I'd have to ask my parents!

31. Diamonds or pearls?

Diamonds I guess...

32. What is your favorite flower?

Dandelions... "Weeds are flowers too!" So sunny and cheerful and they smell amazing and I don't have any idea why people would pull them out! How would you feel if I came and pulled up your roses?? Huh? Huh? Yeah think about THAT! ;-)

33. Where was the place you've lived the longest?

Right here...

34. Out of all the places you've lived what is your favorite?

Ok so does living somewhere for 2 months could cause then Uganda!!! :oD

35. What do you want to do when you grow up?

Love and serve God, be a preschool teacher, love on God's kids, live in a different country, take a train trip, see a broadway musical, laugh more, smile big, give lots of hugs, cheer people up, travel travel travel, never be too busy for anyone...

35. At what age do you want to get married?

A: asap

B: 18-22

C: 22-26

D: 26-30

Can I add more choices?? There should be a E. 30-85...

36. What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Boating!!! :oD

37. What is your favorite indoor activity?

Eating... Lol! Idk!! Lots I guess! :-P Depends on my mood!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

'Cause you're My little girl,
You're the one I created,
No one in this world could ever be like you.
When you're cryin' in the night,
All you need to do is call me,
I'll be there for you,
'Cause you're my little girl.

Cause I see you as a child,
Blameless in My sight,
Just spend some time with Me
And I'll make everything alright.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Something Wonderful

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2011 Tag

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before? Went to Africa, went to Florida, went to NYC, Ate 10 billion smoked turkey breast sandwiches at Panera, Rode a motorcycle(Boda), Broke a mirror without even touching it, Went Tubing down the Nile...

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't think I did keep any... :-P Making more? Check out a previous post! :-)

3. Did anyone close to you have kids? Not really close, but my cousin had a baby - cutest baby EVER BTW! :o)

4. Did anyone close to you get married? My older sister Joooy! Oh wait... That was 2012... N/M :-P

5. Did anyone close to you die? Not close to me...

6. Did you travel? Africa, Florida, NYC, Mass, Indiana, Wisconsin, North Carolina...

7. Did you move anywhere? I move all the time! Oh you mean live somewhere else? No. :-P

8. What was the best month? June and July - no question.

9. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? Stronger faith and trust in God, Tougher "skin"...

10. What date(s) from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? June 2nd - got on the plane for Uganda, June 3rd - Stepped out on African soil, August 1st - said goodbye to many of my favorite people, August 2nd - left my heart in Africa.

11. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting through school, Actually going to Africa...

12. What was your biggest failure? Falling into temptation, and not following God like I should have.

13. Did you suffer illness or injury? Depression

14. What was the best thing you bought? My computer, plane ticket to Africa, Chapati, my African bag... :-)

15. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Bee - Becoming my sister, going on wild adventures of a lifetime with me, talking for hours and hours, encouraging, holding me up, being a best friend...

Sam - Always being my best friend, and never giving up on me, sleep overs, rants, mix CDs, texts, pity parties and salty popcorn...

Janna - Always going along with my strange ideas, Panera trips (and those 10 billion smoked turkey breast sandwiches ;-)), movie trips, studying, complaining about school, late night chats, weird random texts, being a best friend, being awesome always...

Cathy - Being my sister, chats about everything from fashion to faith, her beautiful fun blog, the $80 worth of texts, her cute voice and beautiful style, her love and encouragement when I need a hug...

Lieren - She's so awesome, and I love seeing her and hanging out with her on Sundays, singing together, her and Aislinn taking over playing on the piano for church, bashing each other for not telling each other things, and so many other things! Love that gal! :-)

My Ugandan sisters and Mama's - we're family - now and forever! I miss them all so much!

16. Whose behavior made you appalled and/or depressed? My own...

17. Where did most of your money go? School and Africa

18. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Africa, visiting Bee all the different times, going to see Sam...

19. What song will always remind you of 2011? Tonight Tonight - Hot Chille Rae, "My God is so BIG! So strong and so mighty..." :-)

20. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer

21. What do you wish you'd done more of? Following God with everything in me, Laying down my life for others, being a better friend.

22. What do you wish you'd done less of? Being depressed...

23. How will you be spending New Year's Eve/Day? First a party at Grpa and Grma's, then a Party with Joy, then a date with Tom Cruise ;-)... New Years Day was church, and then an amazing visit with the S's and the E's :-)

24. What was an unexpected surprise? My sis getting engaged, how much I fell in love with my kids in Africa...

26. What was the best concert you've been to this year? None...

27. What were your favorite TV programs? Of 2011? NCIS, The Mentalist, Pan Am, Murder She Wrote... :-)

28. Do you dislike anyone now that you didn't dislike this time last year? *Grin* Wouldn't YOU like to know! :oD

29. What was the best book you read? "Completely Irresistible"

30. What was your greatest musical discovery? More Owl City, "You Are Good" - Point of Grace...

31. What did you want and get? To go to Africa, to see Bee and Sam, my own computer...

32. What did you want and not get? No more depression, to meet Cathy-girl and Sunny in person...

33. What was your favorite film of this year? Oh my word... No idea!!! The Help, Mission Impossible 4... :-)

34. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 20, and I honestly don't remember what happened on my b-day :-P I probably had school and a little party... :-)

35. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Following God more closely, and reading more good books.

36. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? Casual - jeans, t-shirts, sneaker-shoes, caprees (sp?), skirts, flip-flops, make-up free ;-)

37. What kept you sane? God and my besties

38. What political issue stirred you the most? Hmm... Not sure...

39. Who did you miss? The Kids, Mama's, and volunteer sister's from Uganda! So so SO much! So much it hurts!!! The W's from church... My Cousin Moe

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Beautiful Love!

Brand New

Lamentations 3:21-26

This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
“ The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,

“ Therefore I hope in Him!”
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the LORD.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snuggle up - it's cold outside ;-)

Happy New Years - Wow! 2012!

So I have been thinking all day about what to write in my Happy New Year post, and honestly I don't know what to say.

Tonight Dad asked us all to share something about this past year that has been big for us. And I didn't know what to say.

The obvious? "Well, AFRICA!" everyone pointed out.
But I couldn't start talking about it - because there is to much. And I felt the tears coming. So I couldn't.

There are no words for this past year.

No words.

Except these -

God is so good - sometimes life sucks, sometimes life is awesome, but over it all, God is good all the time.

My resolutions for the year?

1. Pass all my classes (especially Bio)
2. Graduate in the fall
3. Love God
4. Love others selflessly.

In closing, I shall leave you with the song of the day ;-)

Over and out peeps! Hope 2012 is awesome for you!! :-)