December 30, 2008

An insane 2 days with my buddy here =]

Ok, so, yesterday, last night, and today my sister and I hung out with our friend Kellie that we met 3 summers ago at a summer camp my dad signed us up for to keep us occupied during the day. We HATED the camp with a passion, but tried to keep in touch with some of the people we met there. Kellie was the only one we stayed close friends with.
Well, every time we're here in Santa Cruz, she catches a bus one day, and we hang out in Santa Cruz doing stupid things. This time, we went back with her on the bus to her house to spend the night. Oh wow, was it an interesting night. Haha. We laughed our butts off, teased eachother, and just had lots of fun. Then today, we walked around the 20 acres she has (ok, not the full 20 acres, but it was a long hike!! Haha) and then we finally went back into her room to chill before Shannon and I had to leave at 5:30 to be home around 6 ish. We threw empty Pop-Tart boxes at eachother, shoved our feet in eachother's faces, and just were having lots of fun. We were pretty upset when we had to leave, but we know that the second we leave California, we'll be counting down the days til we come back just so we can hang out with Kellie. Oh, and about the hike? I told Shannon that all the exercise we got was probably the most we were gonna get until after build season. She just laughed hysterically about that. Little does she know that it's actually true....lol

The girl on the left is Kellie, and the right is Shannon. We were walking towards the bus stop in order to catch the bus to go to her house....Shannon didn't know she had to put the money into the slots. LOL Love you Shannie!! =]

That was the view from one of the spots we stopped at. Her house is like, way below where we were. It was a pretty sweet view tho. =]

Shannon, Kellie, and me. We're all pretty insane, but hey, what are best friends for? =]

December 28, 2008

Christmas celebration with my dad's family

So, last night we celebrated Christmas at my grandmom's house with the entire family on my dad's side. Or, the majority of us anyway. Haha. My dad's sister wasn't there with her husband and 2 boys. So, it was my dad, my sister, myself, my dad's girlfriend, the twins (my dad's brothers), both of their wives, my new baby cousin (who is 7 months old), and my grandparents. When you get our family together, it's always a good time.

That's my dad's girlfriend, Claudia, and my dad. This was right after I got my brand new camera, and I put the batteries in it. So, I decided to take a picture of my dad and his girlfriend. =]

That is the blanket I knitted for my baby cousin, Riley. I took this picture on my cell phone, thus the not so good quality of the picture. When my uncle opened the present, immediately my aunt Amy was gushing over it. Or, almost. lol I worked on it from the Monday before Christmas until yesterday afternoon when I finished it at my grandmom's house. It was supposed to be a bit longer, but it wraps around him, which is good. =]

Uhm, yea. lol That is my uncle Jeremy. Ian's twin brother. Jeremy's nickname to all of his nieces and nephews is Crazy Uncle Jeremy. And from that picture, you can see why. There is a LONG story behind what he did, but it started out that he wanted to take the tape and give himself a chin strap. Then he taped his nose to his face, and then the eyelids. And it all went downhill from there. The side views are better tho. LOL This whole fiasco happened during dinner, and I took the picture with my cell phone. We were all taking pics with our phones or cameras. =]
And that is my 7 month old cousin Riley. Notice how he has the blanket I knitted on his lap. Mhm. I told my dad he liked my present more than his. lol His may rattle and make noise, but mine was handmade and he kept grabbing for it. LOL Riley is sitting on his dad's lap, who is the twin brother of Jeremy. Ian is nowhere near as crazy as Jeremy is. He does have his moments tho. =] lol
There were many other pictures I could have put on here, but then there are also some pictures I don't have yet. I may put others on when I get them from my grandmom or my aunt or my dad. Depends on how the pictures turn out. lol =]

December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Well, I hope that everybody had a fun Christmas!!

Christmas here at my dad's was pretty quiet. No tree since we're going up to my grandmom's house in San Francisco area on Saturday. So, also, no presents to open. Oh well. lol
My dad and I made breakfast this morning once my sweatpants got out of the dryer. He made pancakes while I made the bacon. Shannon played the xBox while we made breakfast, and once we were all done eating, I started playing the xBox. At around lunch time we all ate mac 'n cheese from last night, and played more video games. lol I started working on my baby cousin's blanket again, put it down for one second, and then passed out. lol I was asleep for 2 and a half hours, and during that time my dad and sister played a board game called Stone Age. After I woke up, my dad showered, and then so did I. We went out for dinner at this Italian restaurant, and then went and saw Tale of Desperaux. omg, it was soooo cute! Emma Roberts, the girl who plays Hermione in Harry Potter, was the voice of the princess in the movie. All 3 of us enjoyed it alot.
Well, that's all I have to say for today. I might post something tomorrow. I know that once I get home from my grandmom's on Sunday I will have LOTS to post. And also pictures. =] Hopefully I'll get my new camera. I really hope so. lol

Merry Christmas everybody!!!!

December 25, 2008

Urg

Ok, so the first 2 videos got messed up......In the first one, now it's Sean, my aunt, and Michelle. Second one the Michelle in front should be my uncle Alan. But, it's not. So, those two videos have wrong pictures with them. Still pretty funny tho. Haha =]

Hehehehe I thought these were funny

Ok, so Tonya had sent me this link for this website where you can make videos of your friends/family using pictures you have of them or whatever. So, I decided to make a few. =]
Here is my mom, my aunt, and my uncle:
Click here to create your own video

And here is my uncle, my cousins, and my aunt:
Click here to create your own video

And now here is my sister, me, and our "Alabama Sister" lol We've known eachother since we were born practically, so we're really close to Kayla. So, here is the last video:
Click here to create your own video



Well, I hope that those 3 videos were amusing to you. Shannon and I laughed the entire time I was making these. =]

Merry Christmas everybody!!!!

December 24, 2008

I love him

My boyfriend is simply amazing. I hadn't heard his voice since like, 12:30 EST yesterday and I was really upset. So, he called me like, a few minutes ago. And now I'm calming down alot. And, I love him sooooo much

Finally in California

Wow. Today was not a good day to fly.

Our flight was supposed to take off at 3:55......It didn't take off until 5:41 EST. We landed at 9:17 ish PST. We were PISSED cuz of the delay. We were so bored, we were taking pictures like, nonstop!!! lol I only saved one of them and emailed it to myself......


As you can tell, we were really bored.
So, now I'm laying on my bed at my dad's house. Tho it's only my bed for about a week or so. If that even. Cuz in a few days, the person who rents our room is coming back from her brother's house, which means Shannon and I have to sleep on the sofa in the living room. Urrrrrrg. One good thing about my dad's house is this tho: Bed by midnight, up by noon. Bed just means I have to be in bed. Not that I have to be sleeping tho. XD lol there are other good things about his house, but that's the one I'm loving right now.
Tomorrow my dad works until noon ish. So, I'm sleeping in and catching up on sleep I missed out on on the plane.

OMG I almost forgot to tell you people! An elderly woman was sitting in front of Shannon on the plane. She passed out and puked all over herself and in between the two seats (her's and her husband's seat). Well, Shannon and I were both asleep during all this. Next thing I know, there are a bunch of people around the area we were sitting at, and I realized my sock felt wet (I take off my shoes on an airplane lol) I looked at my sock, and was like "ewwwwwwwwwwww what is----" and that's when I realized the woman had gotten sick. So, I had vomit on my left sock, on my right pant leg, and Shannon had some on her backpack. It was gross. The poor woman had overheated, and so she ended up passing out which is when she started puking. Very sad for her. Once we got to SFO, there were paramedics waiting for her and her husband once they got off the plane. I sure hope she's ok.

I texted the people I said I would text, and I almost called Collin like he had told me to. Cuz oh yea, my phone is working again (I couldn't hear anybody on the other line, and they couldn't hear me). But, when I texted him telling him we got in ok, he didn't answer me. So, I figured I didn't want to wake him up. I'll probably have a text from him in the morning when I wake up tho. =]
And now I'm off to bed. I'm exhausted, and feel like I'm gonna pass out. I just wanted to do a quick update before I went to bed. And I'm gonna try to take a picture of the present I'm making for my 6 month old baby cousin and also for Allyson, Collin's little sister. Both presents are a work in progress right now, and I gotta get Riley's done by Saturday. Unfortunately I can't send Ally's to her before Christmas, so Tonya, if you could just tell her that I have a present for her once I get back?? lol =]
I hope everybody has a safe Christmas this year!!! =]

December 23, 2008

And off I go!

Alright, I'm off to California today. My plane leaves at around 4 ish and I land at about 10 ish. =]

December 22, 2008

Frame I got

Ok, so I finally had enough time to put the picture of the frame Tonya made me on here. I absolutely love it too.



The top left corner is from his half brother's soccer game when we were in the "fat suits" as Jen called them. The next one over is on the way back to their house after the soccer game. The top right picture is from the Great Pumpkin Carve that happens every year near where I live. Bottom right is from the bake sale on Halloween this year. And the last picture is from Halloween when we were dressed up. Anakin and Padme were our costumes this year. =]

So, that is what the frame looks like. Tonya, I really do love it. Thank you SOOOOO much!!!

December 20, 2008

Fun day with Collin and his family

Ok, so, Collin and Fred picked me up at like, 3:30 ish. Collin came to the back door, and I saw something sticking out of his hoodie pocket. I grabbed my purse and his present, and he and I went outside to go to his stepmom's grandparents' house for the holiday party. That's when he handed me a card and a Dove chocolate rose. The card was soooo cute. Especially what he put underneath all the writing that the card already said. =] I gave him his present, and then we got in the car. Just as I was getting in the car, I saw this giant teddy bear. I was thinking "No, can't be for me" and then after he gets in the car too, he looks at me and says "The bear is your's" and then Fred hands back a box of Godiva chocolates and Collin hands them to me. So, he got me a ton of chocolate, a bear, and a really cute card. He opened his present I gave him, a Korn CD. He said he really liked it. I still couldn't believe he got me all that stuff tho. Here is a picture of the bear.

Ain't it cute!?!? =]
So, we got to the party. We ate some food, and then me, Collin, Michael, Allyson, Tonya, Fred, Adam, Randy, and Colt all went on a walk around the farm. Boy was it cold!!! Haha It was fun tho. When we finally got back to the house, I couldn't feel my toes. Haha. So I sat next to the heater trying to warm up my toes. haha. That's when people started opening up presents. Tonya handed me one bag, and said "This is from me and Fred." I opened up the bag, and saw a can of Diet Coke and a bar of Godiva Dark Chocolate. The Diet Coke didn't last very long. haha. Neither did the chocolate. She bought me a Diet Coke cuz she knows I love it. =] Yes, I know that I'll more than likely switch over to Pepsi since they all drink Pepsi haha Then she handed me another bag. I opened it up, and saw a picture frame that had 5 pictures of me and Collin in it. =] On the top of the frame it said "Padme & Anakin" and on the bottom said "October 13, 2008" It is soooo cute. I'm gonna take a picture of it soon and put it on here once I take a picture of it. I'm like, in love with it. =]
Then pictures were taken in front of the tree. First Collin, Allyson, and Michael. Then Fred and Tonya were added in the picture. Then Randy, Jamie, Colt, and James got their picture taken in front of the tree. then I dunno who all went. Haha. Too many names to remember. Sorry everybody in the family!!! Haha. After I thought all the pictures were done, someone (probably Randy) had to say that I hadn't gotten up yet for any pictures. So, Collin and I had our picture taken in front of the tree. If Tonya ever puts those up somewhere, I'll snag them from her. Haha =]
Then it was time for me to leave. So, Fred and Collin drove me home. Bringing in all my gifts was a hassle. Especially since Tonya also baked cookies for my mom and grandfather thanking them for all their trouble picking Collin up along with me after school every Tuesday almost. haha. So, Collin took in the cookies while I grabbed all my presents.
So, today/tonight was a very good night. I had lots of fun at the party with Tonya's family. They're all so nice. And I loved my Christmas presents I got too. =]

YAY! Another award!! haha

Denise gave me this awesome award.

The award states "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Ok, so for my 3 people (I only follow 3 people lol) I choose:
Tonya
Denise
Shannon

December 19, 2008

Quality Cup!!! =]


I decided that since I had my new phone, I needed a new picture of me and Collin as my wallpaper on my phone. =] It's blurry, but I really like it. Haha.
We ended up missing our buses, so my grandfather picked us up and took us back to my house. He helped me and my sister do a few chores around the house before his aunt came and picked him up.
So, Quality Cup was pretty good this year. We're all praying to god that we win this year. Especially since my sister is in the Culinary program. haha =]

December 18, 2008

My animals

Ok, here are my animals. I decided I needed a picture of each of them on here. Well, I wanted one with all of them in it. But they all move too fast!! haha So I have one picture with one pet and the other picture with the other two =]





Ok, so that is my female dog. Her name is Jenny. She's a cutie. I wanna say she's 7 ish? Haha we aren't totally sure. We know it's around there since she was about 1 ish when we got here and we've had her for 6 years.



My male dog and my kitten. Dog's name is Cody. He's 8 ish. We got my dogs from someone who had Cody for a year before she got Jenny. So, Jenny has been around Cody her whole life. The two dogs are soooo cute together.
The kitten's name is Googly. He's not even a year old yet. He's about 7 months old we think. My mom's office found him when he was a few weeks old. Unfortunately you can't see what's so special about him in this picture. You see, my kitten only has one eye. The other eye got a piece of bark in it when he was really young, so they took him to the vet and they got the bark out, but his eye was dead at that point. Since he was so little they didn't want to operate to get rid of the eye just yet. So, my mom's friend Heather took him in while they kept him under constant supervision. Heather has a 3 year old that I babysit, and they named him the night they got him. Heather named him Googly since he had a googly eye. haha. One night I was babysitting Nathalia (the three year old) and Googly came too since I was watching Nattie overnight. The next morning she went home, and we kept Googly. We kept him barricaded in the kitchen for the longest time. Until he learned how to climb. Haha. He climbed over the gate we put up between the kitchen and the dining room and the one between the kitchen and the back room, he climbed over our little barricade between the kitchen and the office room. So, he was now free to roam around the house. Thank God we had already gotten the dogs used to him kinda by that point. He still had the googly eye tho. When Shannon and I were in CA visiting my dad, he had the eye removed and had his "little boy parts" removed. His eyelids were sewn shut. My mom and I didn't know that it would fuse the eyelids shut. When they removed the stitches, the eyelids were fused shut. Pretty amazing. Now he's just a little terror.
He has many names. Googly and Google are his most common ones. Collin has decided to give him a few more names: Sergeant Googles, Sergeant Googlethworp, and many others. lol I've also called him Googies before. lol We have thousands of stupid nicknames for him. I could probably go on and on about this cat. But, it wouldn't be fair to the dogs, and I since we didn't get them from birth, I don't have much info about them. =[

So, I just wanted to introduce you to the animals I care for on a daily basis. They annoy me all to death sometimes, but they are my little babies. I would say angels, but they're really not angels at all. Haha. Oh, and there is one other pet. haha. Shannon's guinea pig. But, I don't care for that one as much. So, Snickers doesn't get a picture on here. haha. =]

Hehehe

Haha today was fun =]

We had a DuPont meet against Salem High this morning.....JV lost (I forget the score) and Varsity won. Varsity is the one that determines our ranking. haha. So now our ranking is 3-1. Salem's is 1-3. Only reason I know is cuz Shelby, the girl from robotics, is on their team and we were talking about it on Tuesday. haha.

Once we got back to the school, we sat in T's room until the block ended. That's when I did this:



It's a message to Tonya, you see. And it says: Hi Tonya =] I'm going to miss you & Ally when I leave! And I guess Collin XD
With a heart and then Sam haha

Tonya knows she loved that message. lol

Then, it was lunch time. Jordan now swears I'm bipolar or something. I'm hoping he's wrong. Haha. I was like going from laughing hysterically to flipping out on the guys today. It was pretty bad. I'm sorry for any of them that read this. I really didn't mean to do any of that.

3 block we had to have our projects set up for how they are gonna look like tomorrow at Quality Cup. Lina and I set it up the way we wanted it to look, and we did the last finishing touches on the board. I'll take pictures with my phone as long as Murphy doesn't flip on me. I might have to steal someone's camera for the day just in case tho.

Fourth block went by fast and slow at the same time. Tho, I'm happy cuz tomorrow we won't have to take the vocab test since we're gonna be at the VoTech XD But I still hate Macconi. Oh, and she took away my water bottle today!!! It had been sitting next to my backpack for an hour and a half. I picked it up and set it on my desk so I didn't have to reach down and pick it up when the bell rang. She saw it and was like "I'll take the bottle. It's not allowed to be in here. It's the rules." I was sooooo pissed. I was gonna save it for the Dumb Show we have to put on (this extremely dumb play we have to do) and I told her that. So, she's holding onto it for me. URG!!!

Bus ride home was ok I guess. I was still fuming about how I didn't have my water bottle. John got me to laugh tho. And my dad's girlfriend had emailed me back from last night, so I was emailing her off my phone on the bus ride home. Got back home and texted Collin like always. Which I'm still doing. And then I got an i*m from Tonya telling me to look at her blog. Which is why I put the picture I did up there. lol

Tomorrow is gonna rock tho. All I gotta do is look nice and wear my sweater dress so I can get 5 extra points in Algebra 2 and check in with Iraldi in the morning at school. Then it's off to the VoTech for Quality Cup. My group is interesting. It's me and the 2 freshmen. I was gonna try dragging Collin and Clay into my group too, or at least just Collin. But Lina and I figured that Murphy would be pissed if there were 4 academy kids in one of the groups. Cuz each group is only supposed to have 2 academy kids in it. (The juniors in our Algebra 2 class have helped us throughout the entire thing) I promise I'll try to take pictures. Dunno how good that will work tho. I'm also gonna try to see Chu since I'm pretty sure she's gonna be there. I know Shannon will. But, I'm not gonna go see her. Hahah and if I do see Chu, I'm gonna get a picture with her. =] lol I don't get to see her often, so any time we hang out, I try to get pictures. lol

I'm off to choir soon. I'll post tomorrow after I get home from Quality Cup. Hopefully we win this year!! We came in second last year. We can easily do better tho. =]

December 17, 2008

Oooo pictures that I forgot about!!!

Ok, so I promised a picture of my new hair. Instead, I have 2. Thanks Tonya for one of them!!! =]


And here they are!!!! =]









First one was taken last night when I got my new phone. The second one was taken by Tonya on Saturday when we were eating lunch. =]

Boring/Busy day

I can't think of anything interesting that happened yesterday. After I got my phone, things were pretty low key. lol

Today on the other hand.....Haha.

School went by REALLY fast. Iraldi wasn't there today, so we pretty much did whatever we wanted. Tho we usually do that anyway. haha I was able to do alot of my make up English that I gotta do in order to get my grade up. Or, as much work as I could get done in there. It was kinda hard since all I kept hearing was Jorge and Josh making stupid perverted jokes about like, every girl in our little circle. lol i.e. Me and Julie. lol!!

Tyson was back since she wasn't there yesterday. She still isn't feeling too good tho. =[ We had this thing of 64 problems that we had to do, and I got done like, 40 ish of them. We have to have 45 done by tomorrow tho. So, it's all good. lol

In Murphy's, we did Quality Cup. Tomorrow is our last day to work on it during class, and we've gotta set it up the way it's gonna look like on Friday. Oh boy. I'm like soooo afraid for Friday!!! haha

Mrs. Macconi was back today. We had to do our memorizations. I had like, 20 minutes, maybe, to memorize the 4 quotes from Julius Caesar......I managed to do it right. =] lol

After school got done, Collin and I went to Woodstown Middle School for the LegoLeague thing. We were there for like, an hour. Then we finally got back home and watched H2O (A show on The N....I don't get it really lol) and then part of Parental Control (on MTV) and then Fred came and picked Collin up.

After that point, my day has been pretty sucky actually. Only good thing that has happened since Collin got picked up was that I realized I don't have to go to my first or second block class tomorrow cuz of a DuPont Academic League meet against Salem at Salem. They've won 1 outta 3 meets, and we've won 2 outta 3. So, as of right now, we have the better advantage. lol Collin and I get to see Shelby, which will be fun....I guess. LOL!!!!

I'm starved since I haven't eaten a meal since dinner last night. I was starved up until when my mom got home, and then I wasn't hungry at all. But now that she's left for the board meeting, I'm hungry again....Hm, doesn't that show you something??

December 16, 2008

Hooray!!

I have my phone back!!!!!! =]


I need phone numbers too. haha. So, pass them along if you wanna. =]

December 15, 2008

Sunday's cookie fun

Ok, again, I wasn't able to post last night about the fun I had making cookies with my best friend yesterday. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures since I don't have a phone or camera and we were all too busy cutting cookies out and icing them to take any pictures with their phones or cameras.

My best friend's dad came and picked me up at like, 10:30 ish. I literally had to run back to my house from the church in order to make it there before they all got there. When Rachael got here, I was still wrapping up her birthday present and Christmas present (her birthday is Christmas Eve) so she had to wait in the kitchen while I finished wrapping them. We got in the car, and I got to sit next to Colton, her brother who was sitting next to their baby half sister. We went to Pennsville and dropped Colton off at CCD and then Todd dropped me and Chu off at her house.

Chu and I exchanged gifts since yesterday was the last time I'll get to see her before I leave, and she got me a pair of these amazing earrings. again, I would put a picture on here, but I gots no camera or phone yet. =[ She loved the necklaces I gave her (Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas) and the key thing I got her (Again, Jack Skelenton. It goes over her key on the top part). While her mom was showering, we gave her grandmom's dog Lucy a bath, and then decided to play the Wii while waiting for Colton to get back from CCD with her grandparents. Once they got home, Colton started playing with us for alil bit until we had to leave for Acme. Before we left, Aunt Jessie (Rachie's aunt) and Fats's (John Jr, Aunt Jessie's baby) got there. John-John looks so darn cute, the last time I saw him was at the Great Pumpkin Carve in October. He's now walking and stuff. So adorable. =]

We went to the Dollar Tree to get tins and stuff to put the cookies in once we got done. We spent like, $15 there. Then we went to Acme. We bought LOTS of cookie stuff. Like gingerbread dough, sugar cookie dough, butter, sugar, flour, the whole nine yards. Jenn was PISSED cuz it came out to like, almost $80 and she already didn't have tons of money to begin with. So we made sure the cookies were the best ever.

We got back to their house, and started to organize everything out. Justin, Rachael's boyfriend, then came cuz he was gonna bake with us. We made tons of cookies, and once we were done cutting them all out, Jenn told us to play the Wii so we were out of her hair. Haha. We had so much fun messing around while playing the Wii. Then it was time to decorate. Colton just HAD to make a dinosaur gingerbread cookie, so we let that one be his. Then he also just HAD to make a HUGE gingerbread woman out of sugar cookie dough. He nicknamed her Shanana. lol The sugar cookies didn't really keep their shape that much. The gingerbread ones did. Rachael and Justin, being the GMT students that they are, spent so much time on each cookie. Like, once Aunt Jessie and John-John and Jenn's parents got home from the mall, Aunt Jessie told Justin to make a cookie with Rudolph on it. So, he did. And Aunt Jessie had also told Rachael to make one for John-John with Santa Claus on it. So, she did. We wasted alot of icing, and we weren't even half way done decorating them!! Haha.

My mom and sister got there at like, 6 ish to pick me up. I was so upset I had to leave. We went to WalMart after that, where we saw Aunt Jessie, John-John, Ginger (Jenn's mom), and Bill (Jenn's dad) since they had gone there to get the 1 year old (John-John) to calm down. Then we went to Swedesboro to get food, we stopped at Acme to get stuff for my grandmom, and finally got back here at like, 8 ish. I realized at that point that it had been 25 hours since I had eaten an actual meal. It makes sense why I was so hungry. haha.
So, that was the whole cookie fun we had on Sunday. =] I'm so glad I got to hang out with my bestie. Slight problem however, cuz I skipped the second church service I go to every Sunday to bake cookies. And I'm in the choir. So, one of the other choir members is probably going to give me crap about skipping out to go bake cookies. Oh well. We've been best friends for 5 years, and I never see her since she goes to Pennsville and I go to Penns Grove.



Oh, and yesterday while I was at Rachael's house.....My mom took my phone to the Verizon store in Beckett. They couldn't fix it there, but the insurance DOES cover it, so tomorrow afternoon my phone will be delivered to my mom's office. =] I'm so happy cuz I finally will be able to text Collin again. YAY!!!! =] And just in time for the holiday season! lol I'll have a way to talk to all my friends while I'm in California and can't be on my computer....YAY!!! haha.

December 14, 2008

Fun Christmas traditions??

Ok, I wasn't able to post anything last night cuz I was so tired and I was busy talking to Collin and Andy online. lol

So, I got picked up by Collin and Fred at like, noon ish. And then we went back to their house where I ate baked ziti and Collin ate pizza. Ally had her piece of pizza too, and then we were off to go get a Christmas tree. And I didn't have to chop it down like Tonya was saying I was gonna have to. lol XD After Tonya picked the tree she wanted, we ended up eating lunch again with her mom, her brother, his wife, and Colt and James (Randy and Jamie's sons). Well, Collin and I ate cheese fries. haha. I ended up sitting between Randy and Collin, and across from me was Tonya. I made the stupid mistake of telling Collin to go ahead and get me Diet Coke....Probably should have told him to get me Diet Dr. Pepper or something. haha. They didn't get too mad tho. lol Just for a few seconds at the beginning of lunch when they were teasing me.....I hope. Hahah. Randy was pretty funny, and it was fun sitting there listening to all the chatter going on. Colt and Ally kept running around which was funny. And I think Ally wanted to play with James (the baby) or something, all I heard was Tonya tell Ally to leave him alone. haha.

We went back to the house and were watching tv for a while. Then Randy came with the tree. When the tree came, Ally and I put on Tom & Jerry on the TV, and she was sitting in my lap watching it while Collin, Fred, and Randy put the tree in the stand outside. Then they carried the tree inside and blocked the screen. Ally would get up, move so she could see it, then would run back over to the sofa and jump on my lap. It was pretty funny. They cut off the stuff keeping the branches close to the tree and cut some off the top of the tree, and then they were done. Finally they got out of our way and we could watch Tom & Jerry in peace. haha. Then Collin came over and Ally sat on my lap and his lap while we kept watching tv. Since I love Tom & Jerry so much, we watched about half the episodes we could find on the On Demand haha. XD At around 5 ish I think we left for this place where we get to see Santa. Ally was so excited, and on the way to go see him, all she was doing was singing Christmas songs, and saying "Merry Kissmas!" and stuff. It was sooo cute. She brought the reindeer that Santa sent her to show him that she got it. When she got in there to see Santa, of course she was shy. She had planned on tell him that she wanted a bike for Christmas, but she was shy and didn't say it. Haha. After Tonya got a few pictures of Ally with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Collin and Michael got in and had their picture taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Ally. It looked cute from where I was (standing with Fred behind Tonya haha)
After that Collin and I walked around trying to find something warm to drink. Finally we found the little coffee shop and got some hot chocolate that had caramel syrup in it. It was yummy. =] We went to where they were showing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and drank the hot cocoa. He spilled some himself. Tho he says I did it. I really didn't. lol =]
We left shortly afterwards and went to go eat dinner. Collin and I lucked out cuz Tonya was saying we were gonna make chicken pot pie. haha. We didn't have to. XD We went to a restaurant called The Green Olive (I think). I got chicken fettuccine alfredo and Collin got chicken marsala. His was GOOD. So was mine. I ended up taking like, half of mine home with me, but I left it at his house of course. Haha. We got back to their house at around 8:30 ish and we sat there and watched tv with Ally and Michael. And I stole his hat. Hahahah XD Tho I gotta give it back to him on Monday....=[ lol just kidding on the sad face. =] I ended up getting home at around 10 ish or so.

So, it was a good night. Last tradition I can be dragged into for this year too since next weekend he's at his mom's house and that's the last weekend I'm gonna be here for. haha. And now I'm off to church. I'll be home around 1 ish and then I hopefully am gonna go to Rachael's house to bake cookies. As long as her mom can give me a ride home, I can. My mom is gonna get my phone fixed I think too! =]

December 12, 2008

=]

And the new hair is now here. =]

I don't have a picture yet. Cuz the picture Jackson took looks all messed up, and when me and Andy were driving around, the car was dark inside since it was like, between 9 and 11 that we were driving around and I didn't feel like taking a picture while at Arby's. haha. So, I'll have a picture up tomorrow night hopefully if Tonya will take pictures. Which I'm sure she will. hahah. =]


Today was a bit awkward driving around with Andy, but only when we were on our way home from Deptford. Cuz we were talking about stuff that kinda had been kept hush hush for a while. But I figured that since he's my best friend I can tell him what's really on my mind. I know that I really did do the right thing cuz I needed to say what I said. He didn't freak out or anything cuz of what I said either. He explained stuff to me that I was questioning, and asked me some questions that almost had me thinking the entire car ride to my house. So while I sometimes hate his guts cuz of stuff he does/says, I guess I always know I have someone to talk to. And someone who is always there for me when I need him. Friend wise. Someone who won't judge me, and knows me for who I truly am and who I have always been. Friendships that have lasted a lifetime (in our case 16 years) are hard to come by, and I hope we never lose our friendship.

December 11, 2008

Robotics Party Fun

Ok, before I put anything else....

Tonya....Please put the pictures on myspace/facebook/here!!! =]


Ok, now for the good stuff. =]

Collin and I got to the church at like, 5:15 ish. Immediately, he and I were put to work organizing stuff and starting the garlic bread. Then we were put to work watching the doors to see if anybody was coming. People started coming at around 6 ish, tho they were mostly mentors. I finished up the garlic bread at around 7 ish, which is when we all were introducing ourselves to anybody there and introducing our family members, why we were on the team, what grade we were in and what school we went to. We then ate food. Fred made baked ziti. =] Boy was I happy! hahah. After we got done eating, Mr. Hinde did some talking, and Tonya took pictures of me hiding behind Collin cuz I didn't do something Mr. Hinde had told me to. Haha. which reminds me that I gotta post something on Chief Delphi.....lol
We did our pollyanna thing, and in my gift I got a slinky, a double chocolate chip cookie, Laffy Taffy's, a tape measure key chain that I think goes out 3 feet, and these s'more treat things. haha. Gotta love Shelby and Ally!!! =] Haha
That's when Christian realized there was my mom's laptop with iTunes opened up. We couldn't find any music we wanted to listen to on there, so out came my iPod and Shelby's. We were dancing to all the music, or most of us were anyway. Collin wasn't. Shocker, right? Haha. Even Allyson was dancing!!!
Allyson met a new friend too. Who lives down the street from her. They kept hugging and everything. Tonya, ya better watch out....She might sneak out when she gets older! Haha. I'm only kidding. Collin is wayy too protective of her to let that happen. haha. =]
We ended up not leaving the church until like, 9 ish. The last ones to leave were me, Shannon and my mom (of course) and also Collin, Tonya, Fred, Allyson, and Michael. We also had to wait for Duran Duran to get picked up, but that didn't take much time after the rest of us got in the cars.

So, all in all, tonight was a very good night. We had so much fun, and I think we all bonded tonight actually. Like, all the students on the team were really just ourselves and not trying to impress anybody like we usually are. We also didn't have the pressure of the mentors breathing down our necks to do something. haha. And Tonya, please put these pictures up. I'm begging you. haha. I know I usually don't say that, but this time I really wanna see them. Even tho you did take a picture of me eating. =P I'll post a thing after I get my hair done tomorrow. I'll take a picture on my ex's phone since I still don't have mine and send it to my email and put it on here. =]

December 10, 2008

SUCKY day

Today has just been a sucky day. I woke up this morning and I was tired, but it was ok at first. Even my shower wasn't rusty today. I was so happy about that. But then the cramps started coming. They weren't that bad, so I didn't take an Advil or anything. I got on the bus, they were there, but not too bad. I started falling asleep like I've been doing lately on the bus. I got to school and my cramps started hurting more. Not too bad, but still bad enough that I kinda snapped on Collin. During second block is when the cramps got really bad. I went to Cerrito's like always after second block ended and I was just plain miserable. And Collin even beat me to the door today! He NEVER beats me! Like, he was about to turn into the red hallway for God's sake! That is like, the first time that's ever happened. Ok, so cramps were REALLY bad. It hurt to walk around even. I went to lunch once the bell rang, and I sat down and didn't want to get back up. I got up to give Lina the algebra 2 homework and asked her for Advil. I asked Jessica and Stephanie and all the academy girls if they had any. Maura, Caitlyn, Christine, Elizabeth. I even asked Faith and April if they had any! That shows how bad it was. Nobody had any. I couldn't eat lunch cuz it hurt too much to move. I had tears in my eyes. They sucked. After lunch got out, I asked Murphy if I could go to the bathroom and then down to the nurse. I went down there and said I couldn't stay at school cuz the pain was too much. She called my mom, my mom called my grandmom who said she could come pick me up. I texted Collin and told him I was leaving cuz it hurt too much. He had said earlier when I told him I was gonna go to the nurse that he was gonna try to get out of class for alil bit, but I was in the nurse's office by the time I got that text. So my grandmom came and picked me up with my grandfather. I got in the car, and they handed me a new bottle of Advil, and I took 3 once we got to the Cracker Barrel. Finally got back home after going around Penns Grove for until like, 3 ish. Once I got home, I really had to pee. And just as I was standing up after going to the bathroom, my stupid cell phone fell out of Collin's hoodie (since I have now declared it mine haha) and landed in the toilet. omg, I was so pissed. I let it dry as best I could and tried seeing if it would work. It didn't want to work. I emailed my dad and asked him if he knew if the insurance policy for Verizon phones would cover phones that have been water logged. He wasn't sure, but he told me to take the battery out, open it up (since my is a "clam shell" type phone) and put it in a hot area ish type place that is not the oven or microwave. Uh, duh Dad. I know not to put it in the oven or microwave. Haha. But he said that if it does work, it'll work in 1 - 3 days. Urg! So 3 days at the max without a phone. Especially since my mom doesn't have the time to call Verizon and have them transfer my number to my old phone for another few days. I hate this. With a passion. I have been going insane cuz before about 40 minutes ago I hadn't talked to Collin in 5 friggen hours. omg. It was like the longest 5 hours ever. Eric told me the same thing my dad did minus the whole oven and microwave thing. But yea, I'm pissed. Cuz I just got Cody's number yesterday and he and Lina were gonna text me with the algebra 2 homework since I didn't have time to copy it down before I left school today. So unless Eric gets his behind back online soon, I won't get the Algebra 2 homework. And I dunno if Murphy would let me turn in a day late. She better. I'm gonna be pissed if she doesn't.
So yea, my day pretty much has sucked today. =[ I want it to be tomorrow after school cuz I'm tutoring tomorrow and then me and Collin and Shannon are going to the church at 4 tomorrow to put the lasagnas in the oven since they gotta be in there for 2 hours. And then we're gonna be setting up for the party and then the party starts at 6. I want it to be tomorrow afternoon. =[

Two Christmas things

They give me something to do, and they get me into the Christmas-y spirit. Haha. =]

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate please! =]
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just put them under the tree? Wraps. Haha. I love opening Santa's presents. =]
3.Colored lights on house/tree or white? We have colored ones at my mom's house. We never have a tree up at my dad's since we go to his mom's house. Which has white lights.
4.Do you hang mistletoe? At my mom's house it's up all year long. hahaha
5. When do you put up your decorations up? Depends on our mood haha
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Hmm....Depends really
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? I am a child still. =] Uhm, my most favorite holiday memory would probably be the year my cousin Jack was little. We did the Christmas picture for next year's card that year, and the grandkids (me, Shannon, and Jack) were all under 10 years old, so we looked so cute. And we were the only 3 kids. We had fun that year. =]
8. When and how did you learned the truth about Santa? Oh wow. I forget. Like, I wanna say I was like, 7 or 8, and I don't remember how I learned it. ahaha
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Nope. We aren't allowed to touch the gifts even. Haha.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Shannon and I decorate it one night every year. At my grandmom's house in CA, we decorate it like, the night before we celebrate Christmas, whether it's a few days after Christmas or if it's the 25 that we celebrate it. Hahah
11. Snow.Love it or dread it? Dread it unless I don't have to shovel it. Then I like it until I get too cold
12. Can you ice skate? hahahaha you're kidding, right??
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Probably my iHome I got last year. Haha =]
14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? Being with the people I love
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Depends on which house....haha
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The big dinner we have Christmas night. Those are always the best. =]
17. What tops your Christmas Tree? A sparkly star
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Since I'm still under 18, receiving. XD
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Silent Night
20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck? Yummy =]
21. What do you want for Christmas? This year I kinda wanna be in Jersey for Christmas
22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party? It's a holiday party. And I attend like, 2 at least. Haha. My mom's and now I'm going to the robotics one each year
23. Do you dress-up for Christmas Eve, or wear pajamas? Dress up kinda for the first part of the night. Then get in my pj's and sit in front of the fire with my cousins at my grandmom's house in CA. If I'm here in Jersey, I wear my pj's all night lol
24. Do you own a Santa hat? Nope
25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with? Family
Here are the rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Fill out the questions; Tag 5-7 people at the end of your post; Pass on the tag!


Sorry I'm gonna break the rules. haha




Here is the second one....

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Eh, either. Gift bags are easier for me cuz I can't wrap very well, but either. lol
2. Real tree or Artificial?
I like real trees alot. Shannon can't have them near her very often tho. Cuz of her allergies. =[
3. When do you put up the tree?
Depends really
4. When do you take the tree down?
Again, depends
5. Do you like Eggnog?
Never had it really lol
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
I am a child still. Other than my iHome I got last year, I'm gonna say the Samantha doll I got when I was like, 6. You know, the American Girl dolls? I was sooo happy when my mom and dad gave me Samantha. It's one of the few Christmases that actually sticks out in my mind really. I remember waking up and running into my mom and dad's room at my grandmom's house in California and waking them up cuz I wasn't allowed in the living room where all the presents were until an adult was with me. Shannon and I would sneak in there anyway tho. =]
7. Hardest person to buy for?
Right now, Collin is extremely hard to buy a present for. lol! I still gotta figure out what I wanna get him.
8. Easiest person to buy for?
Erm, my baby cousin. Cuz I'm knitting him a blanket this year since he isn't a year old yet and it would be like something when he is older I can point it out and say "Look Riley. Did you know that blanket right there I knitted for you for your first Christmas??" and be all happy cuz I made him something he can have forever
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
Nope. There is one outside of my grandparents' house. Haha
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
We mail them out each year. Haha
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Uhm, I don't know honestly. haha
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Miracle on 34th Street. Easily.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Oh wow. Uhm, Like, after their birthday and when it's close to Christmas. Like, for Rachie, I bought her birthday/Christmas present when I bought Collin's birthday present, and now I gotta buy him a Christmas present. I have nobody else's tho yet. Haha
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
I think so lol
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Erm, not sure. haha
16. Lights on the tree?
Yea. Our artificial tree has them already on there.
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Silent Night =]
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
It depends on the year. Every other year I stay here at my mom's. The other years I'm at my dad's, whether that means his house or his mom's house it all depends. Hahaha
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Uh, no. haha
20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Depends on when we have Christmas. And which family I'm with. Like, if it's my dad's Christmas, we open presents the weekend before we leave at my mom's house and then open presents at my dad's house on Christmas morning. If it's my mom's Christmas, we open the presents at her house on Christmas morning, and then go to my dad's in California a few days later and open presents there a day or two after that.
21. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Someone in the family ALWAYS gets sick. And not like, cold sick. It's like, puking sick. Not fun.
22. Favorite ornament theme or color?
We don't really do that. We always buy an ornament from the place we're vacationing at and those usually make it up on the tree tho.
23. What do you want for Christmas this year?
Well, I want to be with my boyfriend this year for Christmas. But, I can't do that. So, I wanna be with my family this year. Material wise, I dunno what I want.
24. Angel on the tree top or a star?
We used to put my angel I made in preschool up there. But it is getting like really wrinkled now (it was made out of a paper plate and other stuff) so we put a star up there now.
25. Favorite Christmas dinner?
It depends really

The number 8

Collin's mom, Denise, tagged me on this...

8 TV shows I love to watch:
Degrassi
Dexter
Dirty Jobs
Weeds
Charmed
Simpsons
Family Guy
I dunno for a last one. haha

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:
I rode the school bus
I texted my boyfriend
I think I had a few tests in school
I went to DuPont Academic League Practice
I had fun listening to Mr. T tell Bonny that she is too good for a college guy. LOL
I had fun laughing cuz I figured out Mr. T's hints and April and Amber couldn't
I went to robotics
I tried to figure out what was going on with the whole control panel thing for the robot

8 Favorite Places to Eat:
Peppinos (even tho it's closed)
Texas Roadhouse
Bug-A-Boo
Famous Dave's
Geno's
Andy's grandmom's house
My grandmom's house (CA grandmom)
My dad's house when he's making good food haha

8 Things That I Am Looking Forward To:
Saturday when I go to the thing with Collin and his family
When my phone works again!!!
When I graduate from high school
When I find this one thing
For the next three movies come out (Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, New Moon)
Christmas
Build Season (I say that now.....Hahaha)
Friday when I get my hair done

8 Things On My Wish List:
New phone (well, that's on there now)
Wii
New camera
Gift cards to my favorite places lol
Chocolate!!
For my parents not to fight all the time
To figure certain things out
Quiet time to myself
Ok, now I gotta tag people on here.....
Shannon
Tonya

SOOOO pissed off!!!!!!!!!!!

My phone. That I got in June. Fell into the toilet about 5 minutes ago. And now it's not working. Which mean, no texting my boyfriend until 11 at night, no texting anybody. I'm so friggen pissed off it's not even funny. I'm happy my mom went ahead and got the insurance for my phone, but she's gonna be even more pissed off cuz I just got the phone. Thank God I never got rid of my old phone. Chances are until I can get my replacement phone we'll just have my number go back to that phone. But still! Urg!!!!!

December 9, 2008

I feel SOO special!!!

My boyfriend's stepmom gave me my very first blog award!!! =] Tonya is soooo sweet to give this to me. Thank you sooo much Tonya!!! =]


"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Ok, so I only have 3 people that I follow. So, I'll put the three of them. =]
Tonya
Denise
Shannon

100 things. Haha

RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!
1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - it could have been one....My coach wouldn't let me go on home tho. Haha. He made me stop at 3
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life -in a way....lol
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Ah I forgot about this last night

Since I have school today, this has to be fast: I hate rusty water with a passion. My back bathroom, the one Shannon and I use, has rusty water in the bath tub again. It happens like, every single winter. So every single winter we have to use my mom's shower since ours' has rusty water. It pisses me off. I like my shower. But nooooo I can't use it cuz the water is friggen orange practically!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr

December 8, 2008

Quick post before I go to bed

I decided today that I really hate it when Collin isn't at school or if he isn't there in the morning. Cuz seeing my boyfriend in the morning everyday before first block starts helps get my day on track. And today he wasn't there cuz he was at the funeral. So my first two classes sucked cuz I didn't get to see him and the last time I got a kiss was Friday at 2:30. Yea, he's not allowed to not be there in the morning anymore. Hahah.
Other than that, today was pretty uneventful. I tutored today, and froze my butt off waiting for the girl at the Country Store. We went to my grandmom's for dinner and then my mom and I went to Deptford and went to BJ's and then Barnes and Nobles. Got some Christmas presents for people, and then stopped at Chick-Fil-A on the way home. Picked Shannon up at my grandmom's, and then came home. Very boring day really. Main reason for the post was the above paragraph tho. Haha.
Alright, I'm going to bed. Tomorrow Collin and I gotta tutor Zach and then we have robotics. Gotta figure out what movie we're gonna watch tomorrow in between tutoring and robotics tho. haha. Any ideas??? =]

December 7, 2008

Cantata and dinner

Ok, so the cantata was fun. I got alil nervous. Ok, alot nervous. But looking at these two people I know and trust alot helped me calm down some. Haha. There were lots of people there, and nobody in my family took any pictures that I know of. XD I took some pics with Shannon's camera before the cantata of everybody in the choir, but that was about it.
We went to Texas Roadhouse for my mom birthday dinner. She had to have the cactus overtop of her head and everything. It was perfect. XD

This part is for Tonya.....It may be cold, but this time I'm not gonna wear a jean skirt and tights and a thin sweater. Haha. I'm gonna wear jeans and a big warm hoodie. Ok, maybe two hoodies. Hahaha.

Recap on party last night

So, originally Shannon, me, and my dogs were gonna go to my grandmom's house and the cat was gonna be put in the crate and in my mom's room. Wanna know what all was followed through with??? The cat. Mhm. He was put in the crate and in my mom's room while me, Shannon, and the dogs stayed here. My mom's friend's fiance came first. Two seconds later her friend Kate came, and I was expecting her husband to come in next. Nope. Who did I see? MR. HINDE! From the robotics team. Yea, I was alil freaked. Then came Kate's husband. I was still obsessing over the fact that Mr. Hinde came. The next people that came I had no clue who they were. Not the last person, but the second to last person came in through our back door cuz he knows us so well he can just do that. Maris came, and when I realized it was him, Shannon and I stopped looking at the robotics hint with Mr. Hinde and jumped to give Maris a hug.
We put the dogs downstairs, and everybody stayed upstairs. Mr. Hinde was getting along with alot of my mom's friends. I was like "Ok, wow. This is alil weird. My robotics mentor is here talking to all my mom's friends, and they have stuff in common. wtf??" When Mr. Hinde came, I decided that Collin should know that he was here since it was so weird and not usual. Collin said hi like a good boy. Mr. Hinde thought that he was hiding in my back room. Haha. That would be cool if he was.
Once a few people left and it was just me, my mom, Shannon, Mr. Hinde, Maris, and my mom's other friend who I can't remember his name, we all started talking about Christian and Collin. Ooo was it fun. XD We were cracking on Christian about things he does and has done in the past, and were just making fun of Collin. I did defend my boyfriend of course. They just wouldn't believe me. Haha. They swear he crawls after me in the hallways. Which isn't true at all. So if they're trying to spy on him during the day, they're doing a horrible job at it. Haha.
So, all in all, everything went well at the party. Even tho Mr. Hinde was there. hahahahaha. I still think it would have been more fun if Tonya and Fred and Denise and Collin and John and the boys and Tonya's kids came. Hahahaha. Tho I do understand why they couldn't come. Would have been tons of fun. Shannon and I would have actual people to talk to!! o_O

Alright, I gotta get in the shower now so I can go to church, then the second church service, and then the cantata singing thing I'm going to. Tonya, I give up. It starts at 2. I guess if you must come, you can. And take all the pictures you want. Hahah. Collin knows what church it's at and Fred knows how to get there. I've decided that it's pointless to fight the embarrassment. Hahahah.
I'll post more after the cantata.
Oh, and I almost forgot.....Today is my mom's 38 birthday!!!!!! =] And Chloe (my ex's dog who I claim to be my own) is now two years old!!!!! =]

December 6, 2008

=]

Ok, so, we went to Andy's house so my mom could get her hair done......And I went with him and his stepdad to exit 20 to figure out where Andy's job is gonna be when he starts on Monday. Then we all came back to the house. Andy got hungry, so he and I took his mom's debit card and went to Wendy's and got food for him and fries for his mom. And then we went back to the house. We got back, and his brother was like "OMG you didn't get me any!?" so him and Andy went back out while I stayed at the house with his mom and stepdad. They told me something pretty interesting. Well, then she decided she's gonna do my hair on Friday. So, once Andy gets outta school, he's driving to my house and picking me up. And I'm gonna have my highlights done. XD I'll put a picture on like, immediately once I get home Friday.


OMG and it's snowing outside!!!! And it's starting to stick!!!!!! =]

Ok, usually I hate snow. But, I want there to be snow on my mom's birthday, which incidentally is tomorrow. Hahahah. =]

In for an exciting day??

I dunno if today is gonna be as exciting as I want it to be..........
Like, I know that at 1 ish we are going to Andy's house so my mom can have her hair colored and then possibly trimmed, but I can't get mine done yet. Which makes me mad. Cuz I really want my highlights done.
We were planning on going to the parade in Salem today, but that isn't happening after all cuz Shannon + cold air = BAD. Since she's asthmatic and all. I wish we were going tho.
After my mom gets her hair done, we gotta finish getting the house ready for the party my mom is having tonight. Oh what fun. And once the party starts, Shannon and I might get kicked outta the house. Tho I think that Shannon is going out anyway. So, once the party starts, I think I'm gonna get kicked out and sent to my grandmom's house with the dogs. Oh great.
This day pretty much has just started and it already sucks more than school does. I actually wish that Collin was at his dad's and that Tonya had some Christmas tradition planned and that I was gonna get dragged to go do the tradition. It would give me something interesting to do and I would be with Collin. And Ally and Tonya and Fred and Michael. Haha. But yea, it would be more fun than sitting here doing nothing. And that's saying something. haha.

December 5, 2008

Gotta love Fridays! =]

This Friday was especially good. Cuz, today is 20 days closer to Christmas. =]
Let's see.....How eventful was my day?? Not really that eventful. Health we took a vocab quiz, and then did like, nothing. it was awesome. Bio we took notes on the origin of life. Ooo was that fun. Then we watched a video, and we're gonna finish it on Monday. Other than that, nothing really happened. I went and talked to Collin like I always do before lunch, and then lunch itself was pretty interesting. Like always. haha. Algebra 2 we took a test, and then did quality cup. Our project is almost done!!! XD I'm gonna take pictures of our project on the 19 (the day we do Quality Cup) and post them on here then. It's banging. I'm not gonna say much on here about it yet, only cuz if somehow other academy kids in the other academies find out what our project is, that would be bad (not really, but oh well lol). Collin and Clay actually managed to come down even tho Collin had texted me and told me he had a test....He finished it in half the block even tho it was supposed to take the whole block. Haha. Stupid teacher thinks it'll take the whole block. lol Fourth block was kinda easy. Vocab test and then we read part of the first chapter of To Kill A Mocking Bird. It's ok I guess. Haha
And when school got out, my amazing best friend picked me up. He was gonna pick me up on Tuesday, but couldn't cuz he can't have 2 passengers who aren't family in the car at the same time. So then he was gonna stop by after Collin and I got home on Tuesday. But he couldn't come over. But today, Andy came and picked me up since he had a half day of school. XD I likes his car. Hahah.
And now I'm sitting in my back room listening to my poor kitten meowing cuz we had to put in him the crate since someone is here cleaning our house and he just gets in the way. It makes me sad hearing him cry like that. =[
I think I'll probably go get taquitos and then ice cream since I'm starved. =] Catch atcha later. XD

December 4, 2008

He's my hero =]

Ok, two certain guys are my heroes right now. Like, they've always been my heroes, but today especially they are my heroes.
First one is my dad. Last night when I emailed him asking if we could talk today about an issue, he responded (after I had fallen asleep) that if he had gotten the email earlier he would have called me right then to talk to me. And when we started talking around 4 ish, he listened to me complain about stuff, and then started talking to me about my issues. First he let me dish it all out tho. He's always been there for me, and for the longest time I hated him practically. I wish I didn't, and I wish I had seen the lies I had been fed during that entire time.
My other hero is, of course, Collin. After he left and was over at his grandparents' for alil while, I had texted him (not knowing he was there) and said just 4 simple words. Next thing I knew, he walked into my back room and just gave me a big hug and gave me a kiss to try to help me calm down. Just him coming over to make sure I was ok means the world to me. He really is the most amazing boyfriend ever. And when we were standing in my kitchen a few minutes after he came to check on me, he just stood there holding me, not saying a word. I never knew just standing there in his arms would help me that much in calming me down. Of course, when he said he had to go, I got upset again. Not as upset as I was before he came, but still. I was - and still am - upset he had to leave, but I know he loves me. And I know it will never change =]

Ok, sorry, I just had to post this one. Cuz yea, while both my dad and Collin drive me INSANE at times, they mean so much to me, and today alone they have helped calm me down in more ways than one.

I REALLY hate long days

Why is it that this week has been filled with long days!?!?!? Urg!
First block was really uneventful. Zach was finally back at school from being out with the flu since Monday. So glad he came back. Second block was actually pretty fun cuz we did this lab where we crushed up strawberries to get their DNA. I had my pieces of DNA in a tube thing, but then I lost it at the very end of the day =[
Third block we had to take a quiz, but if the majority of the class did well on it, it's being counted as a test. And to make matters worse, tomorrow we are taking a test on what we took the quiz on today! Urg!!! I'm afraid to take the test cuz I can't do the stupid factoring of polynomials or whatever.
Fourth block was probably my favorite block other than second block today. We did practically nothing for an hour and a half. And then we had the fire drill in the middle of it which took up more time. So happy about that.
Then we had the gifted and talented meeting. I gotta bring the permission slip signed and bring either $8 or $9 depending on what lunch I want. And I gotta bring it tomorrow so I'll be one of the first 40 people. And I really do want to go to the Franklin Institute. So, I'm bringing in my stuff. Haha.
Nobody showed up for tutoring even tho Mrs. S told Zach we were gonna be like, 5 minutes later than usual. But no, he wasn't there. So Collin and I sat there for like, half an hour until Jen came and picked us up. I heard an interesting story that even Collin didn't hear until today. Haha.
And then she dropped me off and now I'm on here. I'm waiting on a reply from my dad to know if I can talk to him, and I'm putting off chores right now to post this. Well, I was just eating lasagna and I still gotta do my English homework......lol I guess homework should really be done first, shouldn't it? lol I'll probably post another thing later tonight after Cantata practice. Hopefully I don't try to kill anybody in the process

December 3, 2008

I can't wait!!!

I cannot wait until:
1) I graduate from high school.
2) These stupid thank you letters and constant fundraisers are done.
3) I get my permit.
4) I get my license.
5) I get old enough to make my own decisions.

When those things happen, I will seriously be the happiest person alive. I'm sick of having to do fundraising crap for robotics, and then getting more crap dumped on me for robotics. I think the highlight of my night was about 25 minutes ago when my mom told my sister that she had better help me with the thank you notes since I wrote the entire letter by myself to get money for robotics. I work my butt off for the team, and my little sister has an easy ride through it all.

I'm going to bed. Probably gonna text Collin until I fall asleep. He's the only person I am able to talk to right now who actually cares. Thank god for him.

I hate long days

Long days are the pits. Really, they are.
I'm so happy however. Cuz when my English teacher gave me back my research paper today, it said that it was a B and the comment underneath the grade said "very good" =] So glad too. Haha.
I've decided my boyfriend is just the best ever. Ok, so I really did know that before. But today he like totally went above and beyond what he usually does (kinda) lol. I've been like, totally stressed out lately and crap. It totally sucks. Well, he knew that I was not in the best moods this morning when I got to school. So, being the amazing boyfriend he was, he just stood there and held me once I dropped off my stuff in my first block class and let me just calm down as much as I could right then. And then right before he left, he told me that if it got to be too much and I just needed to go talk to Mrs. Burke (my guidance counselor) to text him and he would get out of class somehow and walk me down there. I didn't go down to her room, but even if I did, I wouldn't have texted him and asked him to come with me down there. Cuz I know Tonya and his mom wouldn't like that too much if he left class to make sure I was ok. Haha.
DuPont practice was pretty good actually today. I got like, 4 or 5 questions right, and there were some questions I answered before Bonny could....YAY me!! XD Haha. and now I'm sitting here eating lasagna after eating chicken nuggets. I'm starved obviously. Haha.

December 2, 2008

Ah, my full day today.....Bler

Today was a VERY long day compared to the past 5 days.
In health 10 (first block) today we had a chapter 7 test.....It wasn't too hard, and on the vocab test we took a few days ago I got a 100....So, I should have aced that test. Haha. That and we went over the answers before we took said test.

Honors Bio (second block) was so easy today. We watched a video about the human genome project and then we got called down for an assembly with this guy named Reggi. He's a comedian, and is soo funny. He'll have the entire auditorium laughing one second, and the next you could hear a pin drop in there. It happened MANY times today. He talked about stuff that really actually hit close to home, and some things had alot of us almost in tears. Unfortunately the assembly was only for freshmen and sophomores. So the juniors and seniors didn't get to hear the stuff he was talking about. Once we got back to bio after the assembly, there was like, 5 minutes left, so Tyson just let us talk.

After bio got done, I walked down to Cerrito's classroom like I always do since I have lunch directly after bio gets out. I stood outside of Cerrito's classroom like always talking to Collin about what had gone on so far in my day. I told him about the assembly and how I was like, so close to crying during parts of it. I tried explaining it to him, but the bell rang just as I started to get into it. So he had to go into AP US History 2 and I had to go down to lunch. Lunch was pretty uneventful except for when John and Jess got into this HUGE argument....Never fun.

Third block was long. I never thought I would ever be happy when algebra 2 got done, but today I was looking forward to it. We were doing all new stuff, and it confused me to death.

Honors English 10 (fourth block) was actually easier than I thought it was gonna be. We did our Error I.D. like we always do at the beginning. Then we did part of the vocab packet for this week. She told us what poem is due on Friday, and then put on this video Julius Caesar. We watched about half of it, and then everyone who was gonna get a card got called down to the auditorium. Cards are like, these special things for people who keep good grades and don't miss lots of school. There is a red card, white card, and blue card. Red is 97-100 average and maximum of 2 attendance infractions. White is from some number to a 96.9 average and maximum of 2 attendance infractions. Blue is not the best grades ever, and no attendance infractions. While walking down to the auditorium I realized that Collin was in the hallway ahead of me going towards the auditorium as well. I decided to go annoy him during the assembly. But, just before I tapped his shoulder, he saw me. There went my surprise. Haha. Collin got a white card, and I got a red card. YAY for us! =] When the assembly was over, and I went back to English, we all finished watching the movie and that was pretty much it for the rest of that class. Haha. =]

After the bell rang, Collin and I met up like we always do, and instead of immediately having to leave so he could catch his bus and I could catch mine, we walked to Mrs. Santaniello's room since we tutor in there Tuesdays after school, and now we are adding Wednesdays and Thursdays. There was only my friend Makaila to be tutored today, so he went into the room next door for DuPont Academic League practice. I helped Makaila with the rise-and-run thing in math, and after about 15 minutes or so, she left. So, I returned my long overdue library book and went to DuPont practice. Collin and I stayed there for about half an hour, and during that time I answered 2 questions right....YAY me!!! =] my grandfather then picked us up to take us home so we could go to robotics later.

We got back to my house, Collin and I grabbed my favorite movie, A Walk to Remember, and went into the living room and started watching it. Midway through we both got hungry, so we ate hot pockets and made fun of my sister. We resumed watching it. I did a few chores around the house when I was told to do them and then again, would continue watching the movie.

At around 5:10 ish my grandparents arrived at my house to pick me, Collin, and Shannon up to take us to robotics. We got there and immediately started doing stuff to get ready for build season. At first Collin, Duran Duran (it's a nickname for this kid at robotics), and I were filing metal to weld it later on. Then Collin was told to get the new control system out and take inventory of it all. Once all the filing was done, I helped Collin put the control system stuff away and then we were told to start figuring out the wiring and stuff. Mind you our old wiring person graduated in June. So most of us don't know what to do. I was reading the manual on how to put it all together while Shannon, Collin, and Duran Duran were grabbing the stuff and attempting to figure it all out. As of right now we have about 1/6 of it done. And it all has to be figured out by January....Oh boy!

We all signed up to do different teams once build season starts. Collin and I both wanted to do programming, and since we were the first two to sign up tonight, we got what we wanted. Boy were we happy. Then we realized that we had to sign up for 2 things. Shelby signed me up for the updates on the manual since they come out on the FIRST website and I can get them easily since I'm always on the computer. Hey, what can I say? The interweb is fun. =]

We got information about a new fundraiser we're starting today. It's a South Jersey Robotics team credit card. If you want info on it, please check out our website. I would give out more info on here, but I'm still trying to understand it all. Our website is http://www.lunatecs316.org. If you do sign up for a credit card, please contact me when you activate the card cuz I will get $50 towards my fundraising goal for each card activated that I sell. We have to raise a minimum of $800 by the end of the year, and I'm only partially there. If Shannon wasn't on the team, I know I would be very close to the goal. Haha. But, since she's on the team, we gotta split the money we raise in half. So please help us out if you can! =]

And now I'm just sitting here bored. Well, not totally bored. My loving boyfriend was complaining to me about some things, and then when he realized that I am/was reaching the limit of my stress, he immediately stopped complaining and told me to start talking to him about my problems. He had me tell him all the things that are bothering me most right now, and then he told me to elaborate on one thing in particular. He let me get everything I needed to off my chest, and he didn't once complain. I'm so glad I got over my ex and realized that Collin really has been there all along for me. He's simply the best ever <3

So, there has been my day. Hope you enjoyed reading about it I guess. haha I'll post more after DuPont Academic League practice tomorrow

December 1, 2008

Longwood Gardens

omg, I've never had so much fun at Longwood Gardens as I did this year. Of course, the only other time I went it was a weekend, so it was packed, and my mom and sister and grandmother who is in a wheelchair on those kinds of visits were with me. And I was pushing my grandmom in the wheelchair. Not an easy task when there are tons of people around and you're only 12 or 13 ish. Haha
We got to Longwood Gardens at around 9 ish. We were allowed to walk around and do whatever until 11 when we had to be at the place to eat. I had a roast beef sandwich, chips, and hot chocolate while Collin had chili, marble cheesecake, and vanilla cappuccino or something like that. His cheesecake was yummy. Hahah. Once we got done eating, we could walk around some more until 1:30 when we had to be back in the visitor center. Collin and I had tons of fun walking through the conservatory, especially in the children's garden. We watched the water show they had with the majority of the group at 1 and then walked into the visitor center, stamped our hands in case we wanted to go back today, and then went into the gift store. I wasn't planning on getting anything. That was until Collin pointed out the dark chocolate. Well, that just HAD to be purchased. I mean, it's dark chocolate. =]
On the bus ride home Collin and I tried to finish watching The Notebook on my iPod. Didn't get very far before I started to fall asleep. So, we put on the Nightmare Revisited album and I fell asleep laying on his chest. When we got to exit 4, we both woke up and realized we would have to go back to our 4th block class. We were NOT happy in the least. I decided at that point I should give him his birthday present I had refused to give him during the entire trip. Sad thing was that he kinda figured it out cuz everytime I ran or was jumping around, the chain on the wallet jingled. I tried claiming it was the bells on Santa's sled that were bringing his present. He didn't believe me. Haha It was worth a try. haha
So that was our trip to Longwood Gardens. Not the best, but it was fun all the same. =]

November 30, 2008

Never again

Never again will I do a play for Sunday School. haha. I'm actually pretty glad I didn't tell Tonya or Collin or Jen or anybody else for that matter who is part of his family that I was gonna be in this stupid play. LOL I would never have lived it down. Tonya would have pictures up on here in a heartbeat if they came.
So now I'm gonna go crawl into bed so I can be well rested for the Longwood Gardens trip tomorrow that Collin is so apparently interested in going to all of a sudden. Hahaha. I'll post something tomorrow when I get done tutoring and will tell you ALL about the trip. LOL

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