Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Now they are all sitting in a cirle asking odd questions....current question "What do you wish you could do or what do you wish that would happen, that you know never will.''
We are strange little people, we know....but we are content to have fun in the harmless way of being strange.
Friday, December 26, 2008
We started the Celebration on Christmas Eve at 2pm. Papa Craig and Shivangi came over and we ate, opened presents, played a little music, and fellowshiped. We then headed to church and showed off some of our new stuff before hand, and Shivangi, Kailyn and I swapped gifts. Shivangi got me Totally Cute Boots! (that i really wanted) and Kailyn made me a scrapbook! It was very beautiful. This past fall Ashley had taken some pics of me and kay and kailyn had scrap booked a ton of them with a bunch of little sayings! It was a awesome present!
After we returned home (Shivangi with us) we got into our comfy pjs and started MOVIE NIGHT!!!! We started out watching fiddler on the roof (which is a 3hr movie) then at intermission we put in Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. After about the first 30mins of the movie had elapsed we decided we could no longer look at Peter in his bowl hair cut and had to put in Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian where Peter is SUPER cute. Then we got about halfway through that movie, becca was OUT and Shivangi wanted to see the rest of fiddler on the roof, so we finished it and by that time it was about 1:30 am or so.
Don't know where the next hour went but we talked and talked and talked...you get the point. Then i got tired of talking, well tired all together, but shivangi was not. So i had to just go get in my bed...i can still imagine her sitting there after i left staring at the wall waiting for tiredness to overtake her...hehe.
Christmas morning didn't arrive for us till about 11am....we were pooped....and mom notified us that we needed to be at nana's at 1pm. I now know why God didn't bless me with a 2nd sister. (that lives with me) We had a little trouble all three fitting in the bathroom to get ready...
We arrived at nana's and practiced for about an hour with brooke and faith, then it was time to EAT!!!!! Don't know why that is always the highlight, you'd think we don't eat any other time of year. hehe After that we all loaded up to go see grandma and play her a little mini cantata. She opened her gifts and then we headed back to nana's to open our own.
Surprisingly we didn't have anymore music that day, whereas usually it goes on and on.
Rebecca and I slept over at nana's, therefore i am super tired now because i was up till 2am again. We watched Kung Fu Panda. WHOOO NO NOT THE WOSHY FINGER HOLD!!!
Today we got up around 8, by the way the original plan was to arise at 7, and got ready to go SHOPPING!!!!! Uncle Ryan, Aunt Robin, Daniel, Brooke, Reb, Faith and I loaded up in the mountaineer to go to the mall. Believe it or not today i bought my very first piece of Aeropostle clothing. I also got a pair of shoes...we had too much fun.
When we got back, Rebecca and I went with mom to Goody's and Walmart for a bit more shopping and i am officially TIRED!!!
I shall now retire, maybe sleep for a few days.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Me, Shivangi, Lillie
Jesse's Sister Lillie
Rebecca, Mom, and Me
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Today's Featured friend is Kyla Destin Pommerening. She is one of my girlies that i sometimes get to babysit. She just turned 12 a little over a week ago and i was priviledged to attend her birthday party. Kyla is a sweet girl quickly becoming a young lady and I love her dearly.
Kyla putting makeup on her mom at the party.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Today's Featured Friend is Shivangi Vishnu Soni aka Smiley. I first saw Shivangi at church, she had started going to the school and didn't speak much english. I first made her aquaintance at the missions banquet in 2006. She made me think everybody thought that i like a guy...which i didn't. I didn't hang with her a lot till this past summer. We both had a membership at the YMCA and went almost everyday together. As we made our physical selfs healthier we also helped each other's spiritual health. We try to be accountable to each other for devotions and keep each other straight. Since school started back we haven't hung out as much...but Christmas break will be fun. She is a sweet, silly, fun, blonde, black haired, teen, with a awesome spirit and great desire to do her best to please Christ in everything she does.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Just some pics of family. I'm gonna start doing a post on indivdual people just for the fun of it.
Tyler Robbie Campbell is my first cousin on my dad's side. A few years ago he moved to Colorado because his dad became a Pastor out there. But before that they lived next door to us FOREVER!!! When i was little i thought he was annoying and just another one of those guys with cooties and loved sneaking up on girls and scaring us, chasing our geese(which made them mean) and leaving fake snakes in our yard. But as we got older we became better friends, he got me in trouble a few times, we laughed, talked, had wars (with black walnuts and trashcan lids) and became more like family than friends (because we are). Ty is an awesome friend and i love having a friend that is close to my age and getting a guys perspective on things. Ty has a heart for the God and has helped me in my walk with Christ many a time.
Ty and Uncle Bob
One of my fav pics..good smile..sorry so small
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Yeah...needs no explaination...we weird
This year is the first i can remember that we traveled for Thanksgiving Holiday.
We went to West Virginia to spend it with my second cousins, Jim and Debbie, and great Aunt Lou and great Uncle Ray. Here are some pics from the trip of us playing pool, and me and my new cousin Gavin James.
Also Jim took Rebecca and I skiing Saturday. It was a lot of fun....tho i think we invented a different way of coming down the mountain...and mind you it wasn't on top of the skis.
It was a lot of fun tho!
There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall of files, the first to
catch my attention was one that read "Girls I have liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was.
were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents.
Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.
and burn the cards. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.
room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.
a sorrow deeper than my own.
He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.
of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side.
He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished." I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.
- Brian Moore