Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scavenger

Don't you love scavenger hunts? And don't you love it when Clue # 5 is 'Everyone's is different?'

OK, if you don't know what is going on, go to www.puelladei.blogspot.com . I REALLY think everyone will enjoy this so check it out!

I will update my blog more than this SOON I promise! School has me under it's whip right now though :(.

Friday, August 6, 2010

"Young Adult" Blog Party!!!

This blog part can be found at: www.scrapsfrommyworkbasket.blogspot.com Please go and enter it! It's really easy and very fun! (Plus, if you have ever been labeled as one of those teenagers who won't do anything but sit, eat, sleep, and talk back to the parents, I think you would really like doing this!!!! ;) )
Anyway, the rules are to list 10 things that you do instead of just sitting around being lazy and bored. So here goes!
1. I love to read!!! I especially like Christian fiction. It just doesn't get much better than diving into a story where you know that you aren't going to have to quickly jump back out of it because there were a few sharks roaming through it's pages, if you know what I mean. ;)


2. I like to write. One day soon I would love to be a published author. I am currently working on a story that I think I might like to have published, but I guess we will have to wait and see.



3. I listen to music. My family is very musical, and one of the things I enjoy doing is listening to music (most of the time while I am doing some other activity, but on some occasions I do love to just sit down, close my eyes, and just listen. :) ) Most of the songs that I listen to are contemporary christian.




4. I work on my dramas. At my church we have a drama team. I ADORE being apart of the drama team. It seems like I can speak to people so much better in creative movement than in actual 'speaking'.





5. Photography. My mother is a photographer, which means that she some very cool (not to mention kinda BIG) cameras. It also means that I can take these cameras outside and shoot to my hearts content.





6. Play some basketball. When I was in Middle School my life's purpose was to play college basketball at Virginia Tech. I have since changed my mind, but I still like going outside and working on my dribbling or shooting technique.








7. Make jewelry. I have my own little business, Katie's Kreations, that helps me to not be completely broke. But, making jewelry isn't a chore of course. I like making stuff with my hands!






8. Play the bass guitar. I am in the praise band at my church, and I play the bass guitar. I just started learning the bass a few months ago, but it is very easy to learn and I really enjoy playing the band!










9. Hang out with my family. Most 'teenagers' think that spending time with your family is totally a waste of time. But not me. I know that one day I am going to be gone off to college, be married, have a family of my own and that time will never again be the same as it is right now. So I cherish the time I have with my family while I can and I look forward to the memories that I am going to be able to look back upon.










10. Astronomy. This may sound incredibly dull to some of you, but to me it's awesome. And it's not just astronomy that I like! I also LOVE the sky. (Don't worry! I will stop there and not bore you with WHY I love the sky. Haha, just know that I think if you take some of your time and look astronomy {or even the sky} up on your computer, you would be AMAZED at what God has put there for us to see!)






So there you have it! Ten things that I do instead of being a couch potato. Oh, and if you enter this blog party, make sure to tell me! I would love to read your answers!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Daytona Beach!

Yup, it's true! I went to Daytona Beach a few weeks ago. I'm terribly sorry about not posting in such a long while. I am going to have to get it into gear, huh? :P The photo above is the view from my parent's hotel window.



Benjamin LOVED it. Here we tied the boogie board to Mom's beach chair, which was sitting where the ocean would come in and sweep over her feet. Benjamin would stand on the boogie board and when the water came in he would get a little ride. :) :) :)


I found a dead crab floating around in the water. (You might have noticed that I am wearing a tshirt in this picture instead of my bathing suit. Just in case you were wondering, I got sun burnt pretty bad and so I decided to wear my shirt to the beach this day to avoided further sunburn.)






After the beach my cousin, Caleb, and his friend, Kyle, came down to spend the weekend with us. All of the boys in our house (besides Benjamin) went to go play golf and us girls went to play putt-putt. That's Jackie up there.






Benjamin really loves putt-putt and he is good at it too! He got two or three holes-in-one. 0.0


Right now we are in the throws of VBS at my church. I have always loved VBS week. I am helping out with the music for the opening ceremony thing this year. The other girls who are doing it and I match every night and it is so much fun! My dad is this year's mascot. He is a astronaut. I'll see if I can't get a picture of him in his suit for you all. It's pretty great! As you may have guessed, this year's theme is Space, which is just fine with me because I love space. I mean, there are so many BEAUTIFUL things up there that God has made and yet he made us and loves us the most. Pretty crazy, huh?




Sunday, July 11, 2010

Camp, Mountains, and Pancakes.

Alright, so just were HAVE I been these past few weeks? Well, first, I went to CAMP! I love church camp! This years theme was Space Camp. Below is my team's ship that we carried around during the game time.





Here is the stage with the "Space Camp" screen.

This is on the other side of our ship.


These are a couple of friends I met at camp this year. We went on a hike and this is what was at the top. Beautiful what God makes, huh?


This was also on the hike. We were so close to the power lines that you could hear the electricity moving through the lines!



Several people brought guitars and during our free times we would gather and sing songs. FUN!!! Of course, this has made me want to learn the acoustic guitar. Hehe, will see how that goes ;) .



After camp, I stayed a week in the mountains visiting friends and family. Below, you can see some of my friends riding on one of my friends horses. I adore horses! They are so beautiful and just down right cool. :P








I also made a pepperoni/celery pizza at one of other friend's houses. YUMMMMMMM!!!!!






I got home on Friday. Saturday we had a pancake breakfast fundraiser for our trip this next week. Down there is Daddy holding up signs on the side of the road, trying to flag down some cars to stop. Go, Daddy, go!!!!! :)







Well, thats where I have been! I might get to post next week, might not. Just depends. :)




Friday, July 9, 2010

im posting from...

... MY KINDLE! Yes thats right. i finally figured out how to get online with my kindle and now i am extremely happy. this is also why you will notice that there is pretty much no puncuation and probably some mispellings. just so you know.

anyway as you know i have been away for about three weeks now and will be gone again next week. i had a wonderful time at the mission trip and at camp. this past week i was at my grandparents andthat was super fun as well. i will post pictures when i am able and will go into more detail.

i will say this one thing though. my mind has been changed about one subject this past week. what is the subject yu ask? SILLYBANDS. i admit that i was quite prejudice against them for a while. but then my sister gave me some VT sillybands. the world has never been the same since. of corse one of my friends then gave me a few of hers and i am now proudly wearing all six of my sillybands on my arm. im really moving up in the world huh? haha. i just might post pictures on here of all my sillybands. what do you think about sillybands?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

An award and I'm gonna be gone for a while


I was awarded by Tammy at www.tgteecher.blogspot.com
Thanks so much! I love getting awards!

Rules:

1.Thank and link back to the blogger who gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself
1) Someday I would love to be a photographer
2) I have a new photography blog ( www.snapping4him.blogspot.com )
3) I love to do creative movement
4) I would like to take dance lessons
5)I have a real sword that I am very proud of. :)
6) I am very excited about the upcoming weeks
7) I have a small jewelry business
3. Pass this award along to 10 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason!

Maggie @ www.foreverfindingmybliss.blogspot.com
I am only going to tag 5 right now.

4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.
Again, thanks so much for tagging me! I love these kinds of things! :D
And now for the slightly sad / slightly happy part! I am going to be gone for about three weeks. You see, these next few weeks are going to be full of mission trips, church camps, etc, etc... I will also have no Internet access. :/ Not that that is really a bad thing, but it does cause a few problems when trying to update a blog. So, anyway, please be praying for my youth group and I as we go and do a mission trip and such. Thanks so much everyone! :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

And the winner is...

... ELDARWEN! Congrats, girl! Please leave me a comment with you address in it, Eldarwen. Comment moderation is on and I will not publish that post.
We had 5 people to enter the blog party. I was a bit disappointed that there weren't any more, but I would like to thank everyone who did participate! I enjoyed reading everyone's answers so much! :)
Maybe I will have another giveaway or blog party when I reach 100 followers or something. Anyway, thanks again to everyone how joined in!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

OFFICIAL 100TH POST!!!!!



Yep! This is it! My 100th post... Wow... You know, it's kinda like a birthday. I expect things to feel, I dunno... different, I guess. But do they? No. Oh well! I'm gonna have fun celebrating anyway! :P

As some of you know, I am having a BLOG PARTY for my 100th post! I am going to be giving away a necklace (pictured below :) ), and if we can get 50 people to participate I will giveaway two pairs of earrings to another person. There will be questions to answer (they are below) and then all you have to do to make sure that you are entered into the drawing is link up to the post with the questions!!

* I REPEAT! MAKE SURE YOU LINK UP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST!!!*



There is the necklace. Sorry for the quality in the picture. My digicam was on the fritz. :/
You do have to answer the questions on your blog for your entry to count. Umm... Let's see... What am I forgetting? OH! Here are the Blog Party buttons for you to put on your blog sidebars if you want to:


Playing For Him Blog Party





















Playing For Him Blog Party












I would like to thank Amanda @ http://www.farmgirlwrites.com/ for making these buttons for me! Aren't they AWESOME?!?!?! You can pick which ever one you want to put on your blog.


By the way, you probably noticed that on the buttons this shindig is supposed to start tomorrow. How ever, I had already posted the question in my previous post for people to go ahead and answer the questions if they wanted too. I think a few people have done that, so I figured what would it hurt if I started things up a bit early? ;)


Ok! I think that is pretty much everything, so look at my last post to get the questions for the blog party (which you probably find very random! Be warned! :P ) and have fun!!!!!


Here are my answers to the questions:


1) What is your blogger name?

Katie G.


2) What is your age?


15

3) Do you have any more blogs other than this one? If so, what are their links?


I have a photography blog. http://www.snapping4him.blogspot.com/

4) What is you favorite band/singer?


I really like Stellar Kart, Big Daddy Weave, MercyMe, and Casting Crowns.

5) Do you play any instruments? If so, what are they?

I play piano, bass guitar, handbells, and the fiddle.


6) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?


Anything chocolate!

7) What is your favorite brand of DOUGHNUTS?

Dunkin' Doughnuts


8)What is your favorite flower?


I don't know!

9) Do you have any siblings and how many? Do they have blogs and what are the links?


I have 3 siblings. All younger than me. Joseph (11) has a blog. http://www.indianajoe1.blogspot.com/

10) How many pairs of shoes do you have?

Ummm... Too many to count! :P


11)What is one of your favorite hobbies?


Photography

12) Do you like to fold socks?


NO

13) What is one of your favorite Bible verses?


1 Corinthians 15:58

14) What is the first thing that come to mind when you read the words 'COLD FEET'?


socks

15) What is your favorite Disney movie?

Probably Aladdin


16) Do you like horror movies?

NOOOOO


17) What is your favorite cleaning product?


I really like Clorox wipes

18) What are some of your favorite books?

Anything by Wayne Thomas Batson and Karen Kingsbury


19) Do you like traditional book or eReaders?


Both

20)Do you play any sports? If so, what?

Basketball


21) Have you ever heard of Karen Kingsbury? (If not you should really read one of her books! You will be hooked! :P)

YES! LOL


22) Swords or arrows?

Swords


23) Fiction or Non-fiction?


Fiction

24) What is your favorite college team?


Virginia Tech

25) What is your favorite subject in school?


Writing

And here is a video of a couple of violinists whom I just discovered.





Aren't they awesome???

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Katie's Pixels

Ok, before we get any farther into the post, I have to say that I made a wittle boo-boo. This is actually my 99th post. I was going through some of my posts and I found an unpublished post. And so, I thought that I had posted 99 times, when really it was only 98. :/ I was extremely let down. But oh well! :P





Anyway, with that out of the way, I can make an announcement! I HAVE RECEIVED MY NEW LAPTOP!!!!!! YES! And you know what that means? PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG! :) :) :) I call it Katie's Pixels. I already have one post up. Here is the link: http://www.snapping4him.blogspot.com/ Make sure you check it out and leave a comment!





OK, for my 100th post, I am going to have a blog party! I will be giving away another necklace (I will post a picture this time. It will be in the next post) and there will be bunches of questions for you to answer. :) I am going to go ahead and give you the questions so that you can go on and answer them on your blog if you want to, just link up when the blog party starts!





The Questions:





1) What is your blogger name?



2) What is your age?



3) Do you have any more blogs other than this one? If so, what are their links?



4) What is you favorite band/singer?



5) Do you play any instruments? If so, what are they?



6) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?



7) What is your favorite brand of DOUGHNUTS?



8)What is your favorite flower?



9) Do you have any siblings and how many? Do they have blogs and what are the links?



10) How many pairs of shoes do you have?



11)What is one of your favorite hobbies?



12) Do you like to fold socks?



13) What is one of your favorite Bible verses?



14) What is the first thing that come to mind when you read the words 'COLD FEET'?



15) What is your favorite Disney movie?



16) Do you like horror movies?



17) What is your favorite cleaning product?



18) What are some of your favorite books?



19) Do you like traditional book or eReaders?



20)Do you play any sports? If so, what?



21) Have you ever heard of Karen Kingsbury? (If not you should really read one of her books! You will be hooked! :P)



22) Swords or arrows?



23) Fictions or Non-fiction?



24) What is your favorite college team?



25) What is your favorite subject in school?





Ok! There are your questions! The blog party will start on Friday ( the 11th ) and will end on the next Friday ( the 18th ) In the meantime, PLEASE get word of it out to all of your other blogger friends! OK, be looking for the post on Friday to link up! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #15 (AND my 99th post!!!)


Date... May 24, 2010
Starting time... 5:04pm
Mood... not really sure....
Outside my window... The rain has been POURING!
I'm sitting in... once again at the family computer. -.-
I'm thinking... hoe great it would be to go to NY for my 16th bday
I'm reading... To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson (still) and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I'm listening to... sweet, sweet nothing!
I'm wearing... a pair of Capri's and my Kermit the frog tshirt.
Yesterday... I learned the new 'Humpty Dumpty' song
I'm sad because... we are out of ice cream. :'(
I'm hungry for... ice cream, mashed potatoes, and rolls. Yes, that is very strange, I know.
The song stuck inside my head is... The new Humpty Dumpty song. *sigh* :(
I want... to get Bryan Davis' newest book.
I love... my Kindle
I loathe... spelling (good thing I'm done with it! :D )
This week, my goal is... to finish two lessons in my math book
Did I meet last week's goal?... no...
Ending time... 5:14 pm
So, this is my 99th post! Should i have a giveaway on my blog for my 100th? Or possibly a blog party? Tell me what you think or if you have any other ideas in a comment!!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Teen GIrl's Daybook #14

Date... May 17, 2010
Starting time... 8:43 pm
Mood... Hopeful
Outside my window... It has been raining off and on.
I'm sitting in... the office!
I'm thinking... about when Ashley gets down here! YAY!
I'm reading... To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson
I'm listening to... My Dad and Mom talking
I'm wearing... a new tshirt and my VT bball shorts
Yesterday... played my bass guitar for the first time in a performance!
I'm sad because... Ashley didn't get to come today
I'm hungry for... Ice cream. Ans there is some in the freezer... Hmm....
The song stuck inside my head is... 'You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd'
I want... people to act like they have some sense.
I love... Contemporary Christian Music
I loathe... tight jeans. UGH
This week, my goal is... to finish reading my current book as well as my next.
Did I meet last week's goal?... Si.
Ending time... 8:50PM
So, as you have probably noticed, pretty much everyone has voted on poll that they would love it if I started a photography blog! I am SOOO glad that you all want to see my pictures! Thanks so much! I will be starting a photography blog, however (yes, there is a however :(... ) it may be a while before that happens because my computer recently stopped working as some of you may know. We took it to the shop a few days ago and guess what! My screen is completely fried. Dead. NON EXISTENT! *sigh* SO. I am going to be looking around for a new computer and until I get a new computer, I will not have a computer on which to create and edit images. :P Just so you know! :D

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'M BACK!!!






I was awarded while I was gone, so I will do that before you get to find out where I went!





I was awarded by Eldarwen at
http://thefaithfulelvenprincess.blogspot.com/ AND by Cassie at http://insidecassiesmind.blogspot.com/ THANKS SO MUCH!


THE RULES:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.


2. Copy the award and paste it to your blog.


3. Tell us seven interesting facts about yourself.


4. Pass this award on to 15 fantastic bloggers you have discovered.


5. Contact your nominations and let them know they’ve won.



Alright, let's see....7 facts about me.... Hmm...
4. 15?!?! Wow! Okay, here goes...



1. My hair is naturally curly. (Click the picture to just how curly it really is...)


2. I am almost 5' 9" (I think I am a little more than 5' 8 1/2".... so I just say almost 5'9" :P)


3.I am going on at least one mission trip this summer, if not two!


4. I watched my little brother and sister kill a snake today with the help of Daddy.


5. I like to swim, but I have to be in the right mood... :/


6. I LOVE horses!


7. Jesus is my Savior, Friend, and Brother. I love him!



Well, that wasn't too hard! Haha.


I award (and I can't do 15... Sorry...):


Michelle (or Mom.. It depends upon if you are me or not. :P) @ http://www.galyeanbattalion.blogspot.com/








AND NOW! FOR THE ANSWER THAT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! I went to:



BE A GOVERNOR'S PAGE IN RALEIGH! That means that I went to Raleigh and delivered mail for the department I was assigned, I stuffed envelops, looked stuff up on the computer for a few people, etc. If you have questions about this after I am all finished with the post, just ask in a comment, and I will be more than happy to try and answer!




That is a sign outside of the Governor's Mansion telling about it. We (all the other Governor's Pages and I) toured quite a bit during our stay in Raleigh. I really enjoyed going to the Governor's Mansion. It's so pretty!



These are the other girl pages and I. There were four boys, but I didn't get a picture of them all together. :(





This is from the Legislative Building, which was also my secondary building. That means of there was any mail to deliver to the Legislative building, I was the one to do it! :D




This is also from the Legislative building. This is where all the County Representatives meet and discuss laws and all that.






This was my desk where I worked on little projects throughout the week.








I was assigned to the Department of Cultural Resources, which is in the State Library (I was in Heaven! Haha!). This binder is holding all the information of pages past that were assigned to the same department as I was. In it, there was a little bit of personal info (like where they went to school and such) and then after that there was a page where they could write to future pages and give them advice, tell them where all the good places to eat are, give encouragement, blah, blah, blah. :) I really enjoyed reading through that!
So, yeah. That's where I was and I am so sorry for not posting before this! :/ I was pretty busy getting settled back into the family routine.
On another point, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to my lovely mother, Michelle (www.galyeanbattalion.blogspot.com). I love you, Momma. Thanks for all you do! You are a wonderful mother and great friend! I couldn't have asked God for a better Mom.







Saturday, April 24, 2010

Going to be gone awhile

Hey everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am going to be gone most of next week. Actually, I will probably be gone ALL of next week. Why, you ask? Well, that is just going to be a little secret until I get back! Then you can see where I have been. ;) Just something for you to wonder about for the next week or so. :P

My poll about a photography blog had ended and I want to say thank you to everyone who voted in it! I will probably be starting a photography blog sometime here soon, however we will have to get my own personal computer up and running again before that can happen. :( Thanks again to everyone who voted!

This is my 95th post. What do you all think I should do for my 100th post? Have another giveaway? Have my first blog party? Have a contest? You tell me what your thoughts are about this and I will see what I can do about them! ;)

Well, since I am going to be gone awhile, I thought I would leave you with a video to watch until I return. (Of course, this will not last a whole week, I just said that for effect. :P )


Friday, April 23, 2010

My First Award! :D :D :D


Today I was awarded my VERY FIRST award! Shaynie ( http://bookreviewsbymyself.blogspot.com/ ) awarded me. THANKS SO MUCH!
If you are tagged:
1. Post about the tag
2. Pick 10 bloggers who deserve this award
3. Leave a comment on the blogs of the people you tagged letting them know they were awarded
4. Answer the questions along with your post
1: Apples, Oranges or Bananas? Oranges!
2: How many siblings do you have? 3. Jackie (13), Joseph (11), and Benjamin (soon to be 5!)
3: How old are you? 15
4: Do you live on a prairie, woodland, swamp, city or other? Other. I live in the FLATLANDS....
5: Scissors or glue? Umm...scissors?
6: Describe your dream house. A medium sized house/cabin that is off in the woods, but isn't a far drive from the beach. Either that or it has a pool in the back!
7: Is your room clean? Umm... pass? :P
8: If you could be a movie character for a day, who would you be? 0.0 That's hard! I really have no idea which character I would like to be for a day.
9: Italy, Greece, France, Spain or England? Greece
10: What denomination are you? I'm non-denominational. though we are attending a Baptist church right now.
11: Do you sleep with a stuffed toy (BE HONEST!!!!) No, but I do have a body pillow that I like to sleep with.
12: Gum, chocolate, or jelly beans?Those are my three favorite things (as far as candy goes anyway)! I can't possibly choose between them!
13: What is your favorite book? I read WAY too many good books to have a favorite, but my favorite authors are Wayne Thomas Batson and Karen Kingsbury.
14: Favorite ice cream flavour? Death by Chocolate
15: If you had to eat one type of food for two weeks, what would that food be? Salad! The possibilities are endless with salads! :D
16: What is your favorite Olympic sport? Gymnastics
17: If you woke up and discovered that you had turned into Miley Cyrus for the day, what would you do ( note, I am NOT a fan)? I would get up, throw all of those immodest outfits in the garbage and write a Contemporary Christian song and sing it in front of the world.
18: Describe yourself in three words. The King's Kid
19:What do you hate? Finishing a series
20: If Elmo came into your room with a gun, what would you do? I would probably stare at him, wondering if it was a joke.

I tag:
Eldarwen @ http://thefaithfulelvenprincess.blogspot.com/
Kat @ http://beautifulelegantdesigns.blogspot.com/
Rachel B. @ http://bookshiddencorner.blogspot.com/
Abigail @ http://absartblog.blogspot.com/
Memzie @ http://absartblog.blogspot.com/
Jenna @ http://femininefarmgirl.blogspot.com/
Keilah @ http://photosbykeilah.blogspot.com/

On another note, I got highlights yesterday and a new pair of glasses today! I will have to get some pictures up soon, huh?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #13


Date... April 19, 2010
Starting time... 12:29 PM
Mood... Just kinda blah.
Outside my window... There isn't an window in the room I'm sitting in...
I'm thinking... about silly NC state laws
I'm reading... a book! :P
I'm listening to... Jackie singing
I'm wearing... my Eeuore University Tshirt and some shorts
Yesterday... I didn't go to church because Ben is sick
I'm sad because... I have to wait for Take Four by Karen Kingsbury to come out.
I'm hungry for... a pollo salad
The song stuck inside my head is... He lives
I want... my new glasses to be here!
I love... Church Camp
I loathe... getting all excited for something and then being disappointed
This week, my goal is... to learn all I can about the government
Did I meet last week's goal?... Sorta....
Ending time... 12:34PM

Did you know that it is against the law in NC to have a elephant plow a cotton field? YES, I'm being serious! Are there any other laws out there that you think are funny? They don't have to be for NC, but leave me a comment with a funny law in it!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eldarwen's Blog Party!

Yes, this is my second post today, and I am aware that I usually don't post more than once a day. However, this is a special occasion! And I am posting twice today. Just so you know. :P
Here are the questions for Eldarwen's Blog Party (http://thefaithfulelvenprincess.blogspot.com/) :
1) How old are you? I am 15.
2) What name do you go by on blogger? Katie G.
3) When is your birthday? December 8th
4) If you could live anywhere in the world, besides where you live now, where would it be? The mountains! I love the mountains. We used to live in the mountains, but then my Dad got a job as a band director at a school and we had to move. :(
5) How did you find out about Blogger? Well, I had been bugging my Mom to get a blog for awhile now because she had officially started her photography business. So she signed up and I eventually convinced her to let me get a blog as well.
6) Tell us something interesting about yourself: When I was about eight or nine my whole family did Operation Christmas Child. Everyone got their own shoebox and I filled mine up for a girl who was around my age. I put a picture of myself in the box as well as a letter with address in it. I told the girl that if she ever got the chance, I would love to receive a letter from her. Well, a few months later, I received a letter from Latvia! My Mom looked at it and she was so confused. "Latvia? Why on earth are you getting letters from LATVIA?" We opened it and it was from the girl that received my shoebox!!! Her name was Kitija. We wrote back and forth for a long time until we both moved and now I don't know where Kitija is or what she is doing, but I still pray for her.
7) What was your favorite toy when you were little? I had a little purple unicorn with hot pink hair that I got from a McDonald's Happy Meal. That thing wasn't any bigger than length of the palm of my hand (my hand now anyway :D ), but that unicorn was the bomb.
8) What is your favorite meal? Have you ever cooked/helped cook that meal? My favorite meal is probably fettuccine alfredo with salad, beans, and garlic bread. And yes, I have helped cook this before.
9) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? The high frizz factor that my hair seems to adore. -.-
10) Are you an outside person, or an inside person? Depends on what day you catch my. And what season it is!
11) Are you a mommy's boy/girl, or a daddy's boy/girl? I think I am probably both! haha.
12) In one word, describe the feeling you get when you stub your toe, after just being told by your parents that you are grounded for the next month: Frustration.
13) Let's say you TP'd your friend's house (for those of you who don't know what TP'd stands for, it means toilet papered. As in, put toilet paper on their trees, cars, house, porch, etc.). If someone asked you why you TP'd your friends house, you would say: Oh man... I have never TP'd anyones house so I have no idea... Probably something like '' 'Cause it was fun" or something..
14) Have you ever gone swimming in deep, dark, dirty water? yes... *shudder* I was at camp one year. Instead of having a pool, they had a roped of area in a pong. A VERY dirty pond. Like so dirty you could barely see your hand in front of your face kinda dirty. Gross.
15) Have you ever dreamed about getting ready to leave the house, and forgetting to get your pants on? Um, no. Not that I remember.
16) Have you ever done something so ridiculous, that you wish you'd never done it? If so, what? Yes, I know for a fact that I have, but right now I can't remember what that was.
17) Imagine that you saw a purse snatching. What would you do?
a. scream and run away
b. move out of the state/country
c. tackle the purse snatcher to the ground.
d. ignore it, start whistling, and turn the other direction.
I think I would try to do 'c', but I'm not sure how that would turn out. :-/
18) How many friends do you have on blogger? LOTS.
19) What makes blogging so much fun for you? Just being able to share some of what my life is like with others. Plus, I really like typing, :)
20) You're a turtle, who has bet that you can win a race with a rabbit. How does it turn out? The rabbit gets to scared, he packs all his stuff up, moves out of the country, and change his name to Jack Sparrow, after his role model. I would be declared the winner since I didn't run away (not I could have. I'm a turtle after all!) and then I go home and have a piece of garlic bread.
Well, there they are! I hope you enjoy reading those! :) Oh, and Eldarwen is having a AWESOME giveaway if you enter her Blog Party! So head on over there to check it out!

Look What I Found!

Guess what I found! I found a blog that is nothing but links to blogs that are giving away Christian books!!!! Is that not great, or what?
There is the link. I was on it last night and this morning looking through all the giveaways and entering the ones that I wanted to. Please check it out! I think you will like it! :)
This is my 91st post! Only 9 more posts before 100!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tag From Kendra

I got tagged by Kendra @ http://www.puelladei.blogspot.com/







Rules: 8 books you'd like to live in (mine aren't in order) and why, then tag 8 people! Easy ;)







1) Well, I would really like to live in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. I just really like that part of the Bible and I think it would be awesome to be able to see all that went on in that book.







2) The Door Within Series by Wayne Thomas Batson. I LOVE those books. They have a lot of action in them and are Christian as well.







3) The Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul. Can you imagine living with all of those dragons??? That would be pretty awesome. ;)







4) Dragons In Our Midst/Oracles of Fire series by Bryan Davis. These two series are a telling of one story and I really like them!







5) The Millie Keith series. I would totally be Millie's best friend if I could. She is AWESOME.






6)The Dreamhouse Kings series by Robert Liparulo. Xander is my favorite. Just saying. :P





7) The Berinfell Prophecies by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. There is only one book in this series right now, but I can already tell you that I love these books!





8) The Inheritance Cycle wouldn't be a bad book to live in either. I mean DRAGONS! :P Hehe, I really like dragons. :)


I tag everyone with a love for reading!

BTW, I would like to note that this is my 90th post! In ten more posts I shall be at 100!!!!! Know what that means? Well, it possibly means another giveaway! :) So be on the look out!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #12 (I think I skipped a week. :( )

Date... April 12, 2010
Starting time... 2:01 PM
Mood... A little excited
Outside my window... are trees shedding their beautiful blooms and taking on a more leafy outfit
I'm thinking... about a couple of things
I'm reading... Take One by Karen Kingsbury
I'm listening to... A Love Song by Stellar Kart
I'm wearing... basketball shorts and a tshirt
Yesterday... was very long
I'm sad because... I'm not too sad. :D
I'm hungry for... An Andy's burger.
The song stuck inside my head is... Conga
I want... to find some nice clothes in my closet
I love... God
I loathe... being without a purpose
This week, my goal is... to find some good clothes
Did I meet last week's goal?... YES! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!
Ending time... 2:07 PM
The three that won the giveaway should be looking for their packages in the mail! My lovely mother sent them this morning in the mail. It might take a few days for some of you who live farther away to get them. I will post pictures of the necklace and earrings in a day or two, but I completely forgot to take a picture of Lindsay's bracelet. So sorry about that. :(

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Giveaway is over!

Yep, my giveaway is over. And you all know what that means! WE GET TO SEE WHO WON! :)
I had three people to enter my giveaway. They are:
Lindsay @ http://www.contentinchrist34.blogspot.com/
Fashionablylate (who doesn't have a blog that I am aware off. So sorry if you do!)
Shaynie @ http://www.bookreviewsbymyself.blogspot.com/

Thanks SO much for entering my giveaway guys! Anyway, I guess you will want to know who won? Yes? Okay, I will tell you! :P Haha...

I had my mother, sister, and cousin pick out the winners. The first person to be drawn out of the hat was....... FASHIONABLYLATE!!!! Congrats! Please leave me a comment with your address in it (I have comment moderation on, so no one will be able to see it) and what color you want your new necklace to be.

The second person to be drawn for the earrings is.............. LINDSAY!!!! Of course, then I realized that she had said that she didn't have her ears pierced. SO, what I am going to do is switch the earrings out for a bracelet or anklet (you can pick). Please leave me a comment with your address and if you will please measure how big your wrist is so that I don't make it to big or small. Also, I need to know what color you want it.

But guess what! I have decided that SHAYNIE will receive the earrings that I said I would giveaway! :) So, Shaynie, please comment on here with your address and what color you want then to be!

Thanks SO MUCH for entering by giveaway guys! I will post pictures of the jewelry that I make for these ladies so that everyone can see what they got! :D


Also, I have a question for all of you. I am thinking about starting a photography blog once my own computer is up and running again. What do you think? I will put a poll over there --> somewhere about this. Anyway, I wanted to say thank you to all of you who are following my blog! I HAVE 30 FOLLOWERS! That is a A BUNCH, yall... :P


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blog Parade!

Click on the link in my sidebar to link up to this great parade! The prizes are awesome as well!

1. If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would you say? I would probably say 'quiet' .

2. If you could go anywhere in the world with anyone you wanted to, where would you go and who with? I think I would go to Greece and I would take my mother, father, sister, brothers, and my best friend Ashley.

3. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To be invisible. Can you say FUN???
4. What is one habit (or two ;) that you get teased about a lot? Well... That would be my habit of taking one of my curls and rubbing in between my thumb and first finger. I started doing it when I was little and I just never stopped.

5. What is (or are) your food obsession(s)? NOODLES! I love noodles.... and salad! I love salad too....

6. What is the best April Fools prank you pulled on someone or that someone pulled on you? Hmmm... I don't really know. I guess the best one that I have ever really played on someone would be the time that I told my Dad that he had gum on the bottom of his shoe. He looked at this shoe and says "What?! Where?" He was kinda frantic. He he....

7. If you were an inanimate object, what would you be? I think I would like to be a book if I were an inanimate object. Maybe an old one?

8. Let's say you could change the world in one way. How would you change it? In some way to help further Christ in all the world.

9. You have a million dollars (*gasp* ;). How do you spend it? I probably donate most of it to orphans and such. Then I think I would make sure that all my family's bills were paid and all and then I would make sure that I had enough to make it through college. With whatever was left (if any) I think I would buy a ton of books. Maybe start my own library...

10. What is one thing that always takes your breath away? (That could mean in a good way OR a bad way)Sunsets. They display so much of God's beauty and love for us! I love them.

11. You are granted three wishes. What do you wish for? (Remember, you can't wish for more wishes ;) Hmm... 1) For enough money to never be in debt and to be able to make sure that none of my family or friends is ever in debt 2) For people to be moved to adopt more children 3) Well, I've always wanted my own horse :P Ha ha.

12. You can spend the day with one character from a book or series that you've read. Who is that character?Just one?!?!?!?!? AHHH!!!! *faint*

13. What is something odd or interesting about you that is not commonly known? Well, I love to talk to people that I know well. Most people who see me or just kinda know me, probably think I am the most quiet girl you will ever know. And around them I probably am (I can be so shy it gets on MY nerves... ) , but around my closest friends, I love to talk and listen to them. :)

14. What is one thing that you absolutely positively cannot stand? Constant noise. I like the quiet :) .

15. Say you committed a crime. The judge gives you a choice between sentences: twenty years of complete solitude in the mountains or never having another moment alone for the rest of your life. Your choice? I would probably pick the solitude.

16. What is one benefit that blogging has given you? Meeting new people.

17. A perfect day in your eyes would be...? I would wake up and head on out to search bookstores. After lunch I would spend sometime with my friends and we would go to a water park (I love water parks :D). Then when we were done and had all eaten dinner I would come back home and watch a Bones marathon on TV, but no commercials.
Well, there are all the questions and their answers! Now all I have to do is go and link up! :D
My giveaway was supposed to have ended yesterday, but I have decided to prolong it another week to give more people a chance to sign up. So it will now end on April 7th. I don't believe I put this, but you have to comment in order to be entered. ;) Thanks!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cotton Eye Joe -and last day to sign up for my free giveaway!-

Rules: Put your music player on shuffle. Then answer the following questions by using the title to each song that plays while on shuffle. Then tag 6 people.
Are you male or female? Dueling Banjos - The Raleigh Ringers
What do people feel when they are around you? Endangered Love - Veggie Tales
Describe your current relationship: Carol of the Bells - Mannheim Steamroller
Where would you like to be right now? Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - Chris Tomlin
How do you feel about love? Shake Yourself Loose - Vickie Winans
Whats your life like? I'm not ashamed - Newsboys
What would you wish for if you only had one wish? When the sand runs out - Rascal Flatts
Say something wise? Happy Together - The Turtles
If someone says "Is this okay. . ." You say? Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
How would you describe yourself? Ballerina - Nat King Cole
How do you feel today? What a Wonderful World - Newsong
What is your life's purpose? Everyday People - Nicole C. Mullen
What is your motto? The Hamster Dance - Hampton
What do your friends think of you? Every Move I Make - Various Artists
What do you think of your parents? Again I Say Rejoice - Israel & New Breed
What do you think of very often? The Champion - Carmen
What is 2+2? The Change Inside of Me - MercyMe
What do you think of your best friend? Dance With Me - The Platters
What is your life story? (Love is like a ) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
What do you want to be when you grow up? It's Not Just Me - Rascal Flatts
What will you dance to at your wedding? Windy - The Association
What will they play at your funeral? Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today) - The Temptations
What is your hobby/interest? Sing, Sing, Sing - Chris Tomlin
What is your biggest fear? Innocent - Stellar Kart
What is your biggest secret? Dance Me if You Can - The Cheetah Girls
What do you think of your friends? See Me Through - Rascal Flatts
What will you re-post this as? Cotton Eye Joe - The Hit Crew
I tag:
♥Bleah♥Briann♥ @ http://blonde4christ.blogspot.com/
Have fun with this guys! I know I laughed while filling this out! :P
Also, MAKE SURE you sign up for my giveaway TODAY! It is the last day to do so!!!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #11 (wow...)

If you would like to participate in a Teen Girl's Daybook, click here.
Date... March 29, 2010
Starting time... 9:41 AM
Mood... A mixture of things....
Outside my window... is a light rain
I'm thinking... about Ashley and the mountains
I'm reading... Two or three different things
I'm listening to... Indescribable by Chris Tomlin
I'm wearing... clothes ( :P )
Yesterday... I got to see Mrs. Tammy!!!!! :D :D :D
I'm sad because... we didn't get to go to the mountains this week :'(
I'm hungry for... I have no idea. I'm just hungry! :P
The song stuck inside my head is... The Pirates of the Caribbean song
I want... to finish my current math book SOON
I love... mountain air
I loathe... empty batteries
This week, my goal is... to have a clean room at some point in time this week
Did I meet last week's goal?... We sure did! WOOT WOOT! :P
Ending time... 9:53 AM
Don't forget to enter my giveaway ( http://basketballer4him.blogspot.com/2010/03/teen-girls-daybook-10-tag-and-my-very.html )!!! It ends on Wednesday, so hurry and get in on that! :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ATTENTION ANY AND ALL WHO HAVE AN E-READER!!!


I just bought this Christian book on Amazon.com for 99 cents for my Kindle! I haven't gotten to read it yet, so I can't tell you if it is good or not, but one of my favorite authors, Wayne Thomas Batson ( www.enterthedoorwithin.blogspot.com ), posted on his blog about this and he has assured us all that this book is worth reading. You can go to his blog to see what he wrote about it.
I just thought you all might want to know about this. It is sure to be a great read! :D
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR MY GIVEAWAY! ;)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Old Dogs (the movie)

So I recently watched Old Dogs. In my opinion it was a great movie! I loved it! It was HILARIOUS and very sweet at the same time. I love funny movies :) . Anyway, it is about a guy who just recently learned that he is actually a father to a set of seven-year-old twins. When their mother has to go away for two weeks, he ends up taking care of them along with his best friend. However, at the same time these two men are also trying to pull off the biggest business deal of their lives.
I just thought I would let you all know that I liked this movie A LOT and maybe you might like to watch it sometime. If you do (or already have for that matter :P ) tell me what you thought in a comment!
And don't forget to sign up for the giveaway! :D

Monday, March 22, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #10

If you would like to participate in a Teen Girl's Daybook, click here.

Date... March 22, 2010

Starting time... 11:07 PM

Mood... Blah....

Outside my window... It is warm-ish.

I'm thinking... about several things

I'm reading... "The Last Thing I remember" by .... I don't remember who it is by... :-/

I'm listening to... chicks in the kitchen chirping

I'm wearing... my comfy pj's!

Yesterday, didn't have to wake up as early as usual :D

I'm sad because... not really sad

I'm hungry for... salad from the Mexican restaurant....

The song stuck inside my head is... Rockin' Robin

I want... new books.... :'(

I love... drama team

I loathe... kids with attitudes

This week, my goal is... to win March Madness!!!! :P

Did I meet last week's goal?... ah, no. :-/

Ending time... 11:26 PM



DON'T FOR GET TO SIGN UP FOR THE GIVEAWAY! I only have two people in it right now and it ends NEXT WEEK. So get in on it while you can ;) .

Also I seem to have missed posting on my two year anniversary :( . On March 19th I reached my two year posting anniversary! :D Although I haven't even reached my 100th post yet ( :( ), I plan to do that in the next few months. Perhaps I will have another giveaway for that? Hmm...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Help me, please? :-/


So I tried to make a contest button. I designed the button, but I am terribly confused about how to make it an actual button and not just a pretty picture. So can anyone help me??? :-/

Monday, March 15, 2010

Teen Girl's Daybook #10, A Tag, and my very own GIVEAWAY!

If you would like to participate in a Teen Girl's Daybook, click here.
Date... March 15, 2010
Starting time... 5:09 PM
Mood... a bit disappointed
Outside my window... spring is starting to come into action! :D
I'm thinking... about basketball
I'm reading... The Odyssey (still)
I'm listening to... my mother and my sister discuss all the commercials that come onto the tv
I'm wearing... an OBX tshirt and leggings
Yesterday, I... flamingoed some yards! :D
I'm sad because... a few different reasons.
I'm hungry for... Chocolate... *sigh*
The song stuck inside my head is... "No One Like You" by Barlowgirl (I it's by them anyway...)
I want... I have no idea...
I love... my family
I loathe... unpleasant surprises.
This week, my goal is... to memorize Isaiah 49: 28-31
Did I meet last week's goal?... That would be a negative :(
Ending time... 5:52 PM


I had to stop in the middle of that. A very serious case of Law & Order going on, you see :P .


Here is the tag from Eldarwen (http://thefaithfulelvenprincess.blogspot.com/) :


1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Umm... Probably Greece. We have been learning about it in school and I have always like it.

2. Why did you start blogging? Well, I starting blogging two years ago, when I was 13, and I don't really remember having a specific reason. I think I just thought it would be incredibly cool. (And I was right! :D )


3. What is your ambition? Ah, now that is a good question. As of right now, I am just trying to figure out what God wants me to do. I would like to become a photographer.


4. How many siblings do you have? I have three siblings. Jackie (13), Joseph (11), and Benjamin (4).
5. What's your favorite subject in school? Er... Well, I really don't have a "favorite". But I do like reading and music.


6. What is your favorite Bible verse? WAY to many to chose from! But I like Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 49:13, and Philippians 4:13. Just to name a few. ;)


7. What is one of your hobbies? Writing. I love to write. I just recently started a new story tat I call 'Fire'. If anybody wants to know what it is about post a comment!


8. If someone handed you a five dollar bill, what would you do with it?
a. slip it in your wallet and think, "Ooh, this will buy me a yummy meal at Sonic!"
b. shove it in your pocket and forget about it, then while you're doing laundry you find it and say, "Hey, mom! Here's that five dollar bill I got the other day!"
c. give it to your younger sibling. It's just five dollars.
d. use it to buy that homeless man a meal.
hmm... probably 'a'. Just take out 'yummy meal at Sonic' and then insert 'book at the used bookstore!' :P


9. If your sibling came to you with their math book and asked for help, you'd say:
a. "Oh, here, let me help you."
b. "Too bad. I'm not good at math. Go ask mom."
c. "I'm sorry, I'm not very good at math. Can you go ask someone else?"
d. "I'm not good at math, but I'll try!"
Probably a, but then they would most likely go to mom anyway because I confused them further! :P


10. If you could have one of the following abilities, which would it be?
a. singing
b. sewing
c. skateboarding
d. song writing
e. guitar playing
f. swimming
g. writing
h. riding a bike
I think I would pick d. That would be so great! :D :D :D

I tag anyone who wants to put this on their blog!


So about this giveaway then! I have decided that I am going to have a giveaway for my two year blogging anniversary! :D So I am going to be giving away a Katie's Kreations necklace and a pair of earrings. You can go to http://basketballer4him.blogspot.com/2009/07/church-camp-and-katies-kreations.html to see the necklaces and to http://basketballer4him.blogspot.com/2009/06/katies-kreations-earrings.html to see the earrings. You will be able to pick out the colors you want in your necklace or earrings and then I will ship them to you. :D

Here are the rules:
1. To be entered, just post a comment saying that you want to be entered into the drawing.
2. For extra entries:
a. become a follower of my blog (if you are already a follower it still counts, but please tell me that you are follower. Also, if you become a follow on bloglovin it counts but you have to tell me! )


b.write a post on your blog about my giveaway


c. if people find their way over to my giveaway from your blog, have them tell me that you were the person who sent them over! I will give you another entry for every person that you get to enter.


d. create a design that I could use for a blog button. I would like it to say 'Playing for Him' and then somewhere to say 'Joshua 1:9' or the actual verse if you have room. Besides that, be creative! I want to see what you get out of my blog on that button! ;)


e. If you don't know how to make a blog button (don't feel bad! I don't either :P ) post your favorite Bible verse in a comment.

3. There will be two winners that I will randomly select. The first person will get a necklace and the second will get the earrings.

4. I will only ship within the USA. Sorry! :-/

PLEASE POST EVERY THING YOU DO IN SEPARATE COMMENTS!!!!!!! THIS MAKES IT A WHOLE LOT EASIER! THANKS!

Now, I may add more to that, and if I do, I will let everyone know! Also, feel free to take the pictures of my jewelry from those pages up there for your blog posts! The giveaway ends on the last day of March, so hurry and get in on it all! ;)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rain...

Does anyone else love the rain? Or, to be more exact, the sound of rain? I sure do! Someone should record the sound of rain and sell it. Of course, a recorded version could never even touch the sound of real rain. I especially like to listen to it when I am going to sleep, or when I am under a tin roof. Sometimes I will even stand on something and put my ear up against a low ceiling just so that I can hear more distinctly the sound of each drop hitting the roof. It is like God is telling me that He loves me. Like He is wrapping me up in His wonderful arms and telling me that it is going to be alright whenever I have had a bad day. Like yesterday, I just woke up feeling all depressed and lonely and pretty much went through the day feeling like that. Later that night, I was reading my Bible and came to Isaiah 49:13. It says:
" Shout for joy, O heavens;
rejoice, O earth;
burst into song, O mountains!
For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones."
As soon as I finished reading that, it started raining! Immediately I felt better. I knew that God and sent those few minutes of rain just for me.
Does anything make you feel this way? I hope so.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A GREAT Giveaway

Erin over at The Vintage Pearl (http://thevintagepearl.blogspot.com/) is having an AWESOME giveaway! She is giving away TWO $50 gift certificate to there online shop (www.thevintagepearl.com) . Her jewelry is BEAUTIFUL.


Also, be on the look out for a possible giveaway of my own. My two year blogging anniversary is coming up and I want to celebrate it some way.....