April 29, 2009

Day 22

I've been a bad blogger. I'm not even sure why. I guess cuz I've had lots on my mind? I'm not totally sure. Here is my DIG for today tho....

1) I found out that another person on the team thinks the same way I do about some other people on the team....Which makes me feel ALOT better cuz I thought they were buddy buddy with these people lol

2) 32 more days til school gets out. My Spanish 2 teacher has a count down of how many more days left....I love that count down. LOL

3) I bought some new songs on my iTunes, so now I have new songs to listen to while I'm running :) and also while I'm riding the bus to school....grrrr

4) My dad cares alot about me and asked me why my status says what it does on facebook. Oh, pretty much it says "shoot me. I hate drama". And I explained why....Without naming names. Tho I really wanted to. LOL

5) If all goes as planned, I hopefully I can go to JP's T-Ball game tomorrow....Things might not go as planned tho :(

April 25, 2009

Day 21

My day today was great. It really was. So, here is my DIG for day 21 :)

1) The refrigerator got cleaned!!!! :) that is HUGE. lol


I got to spend time with my Little Bean....We walked from my house (where the baby shower for her soon-to-be baby sister Adelyn was) to my grandparents and back. It was fun walking with her, even tho I did carry her for part of the walk...BOTH ways. LOL

3) I got to see both of my besties: Rachael Lynne and Cassandra Marie. :) Ok, both of them don't have two first names. The second name for both of them are their middle names. But, I love their middle names, so I had to put them :) I got to hang out with both of them at the Pennsville Midget Football fair tonight


Collin picked me up and took me to the fair tonight. I paid for the tickets, but it didn't matter. I got to spend time with the person who means the most to me. AND in the picture above, he's actually smiling!!!! :) That is HUGE. I love it when he smiles <33

5) Poppop and I went driving today. It wasn't for long, but it was still driving, and it was tons of fun <3

April 22, 2009

Aztec Chocolate Cookie recipe

2/3 cup all-vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups (12 ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped for decorations, optional
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
1 tablespoon milk
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

For cookies, heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9-by-13-inch pan with shortening. Place cooling rack on countertop for cooling cookies.
Combine shortening, brown sugar, water and vanilla in large. Beat at medium spped of electric mixer until well blended. Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
Combine flour, almonds, cocoa, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set. Do not over-bake. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack. Cut into 2-by-1-by-1/2 inch bars.
For icing, spread almonds, if used, on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly brown. Set aside.
Combine confectioners' sugar and instant coffee in small bowl. Add milkk. Stir until smooth. Drizzle icing over cooled bar cookies. Sprinkle with toasted almonds evenly.

Shannon and I didn't use almonds in the cookie, and didn't make the icing since we are putting the cookies in a zip-lock back to go to school tomorrow. Enjoy!! :)

Cookies for International Day

Tomorrow is International Day....And at PGHS, we are finally celebrating it. lol So, each foreign language teacher and the ESL teacher are having a booth that have finger food type things from one of the countries that our school represents (meaning, we have students from those countries). My Spanish 2 teacher has Mexico. So, we are making Mexican cookies. Since Mexico gave us chocolate, the cookies we were told to make have chocolate in them. We were given the choice of 3 different cookies to make and we were told to make them in groups of 2 or 3 people in each group. I made the Aztec Chocolate cookies and Alaina and I are in the same group. She had to babysit tonight tho, so she couldn't help me make them. Oh well. :) lol I'll put the recipe at the bottom for anybody who wants to try some. We haven't eaten any yet, but once they are cooled down, I'll cut them and split one with Shannon. :)

The cookies BEFORE we put them into the oven. Yes, I know. They look more like brownies than cookies. That is what the recipe told us to do tho.

After we took them out the first time....

Shannon checking to see if they were done the second time we took them out....

The third and final time we took them out. :) I checked them myself with the toothpick. lol

Me...The happy "baker" that I am. LOL
Shannon helped me ALOT when I was making these. So, I can't take all the credit. lol
I'll put the recipe in another post...Don't wanna make this one too long. :)

April 20, 2009

DIG 20

I apologize for being scarce and vague in my postings lately. It's been an insane few days lately, and I finally have a chance to breathe kinda.

1) My Honors US History 1 teacher is going to do her best to change the grade on my report card to a B- instead of a C+. You see, I was less thank half a point away from a B and on her grading scale, it said I had a B. But, according to the school's, I had a C+. She didn't realize it until I had asked about the difference this morning, so she was going to do her best to change it for me. I didn't expect her to be willing to go and see if it could be changed. But, she is going to go to the woman in guidance, and if she says no, Mrs. Cerrito is then going to go to the principal about it.

2) The blanket I am knitting for my mom's friend's baby that is going to be born in 8 weeks is going along great. The baby shower is on Saturday, and I still have a long way to go on it, but I think it doesn't look too bad. :) 3 stripes are done now. The colors are pink and brown. Very pretty. :)

3) I am $10 richer!!! :) lol always a good thing.

4) I know this sounds REALLY selfish of me, but I'm very happy that slowly my mom is starting to enforce more rules on my sister and isn't giving into her as much. Before, my mom used to tell me to do everything if Shannon said anything about it. But now she isn't as much anymore.

5) My dad and I had a good talk last night. And, at the end of our conversation, he was impressed with what my arguments were for our discussion, and he even said "my little girl is growing up" which does make me feel good about myself. My dad is a lawyer and has been since I was in 1st grade. When I was in nursery school, my dad moved us to New Orleans to go to law school, and I did learn alot of debating skills from him because of it. :)

April 18, 2009

So confused

I can't go into any details with anybody on this.
But I don't understand. They say one thing, yet they do another. They tell us not to do something, yet they do it all the time. They tell us we're wrong and then yell at us for doing things a different way than we did before, telling us we did it right originally.
What do they expect from us? We try so hard to do everything right. We try so hard not to make them mad. Yet all we do apparently is make them mad and do things wrong.
Up until tonight, everything was being solved. Things weren't as bad as they have been. Today, they took things too far. Things have to be changed. They say they want change, but when change starts to happen, it's horrible.
I wish I knew what to do. It's killing me inside. All I can do right now is pray that things get better. Yet, they haven't yet. I want it all to end. I want things to be okay again.

I hate to be so cryptic. I really do. But, I was told not to say anything to anybody about this. This isn't really telling anybody what is going on cuz it was so cryptic.
I hate to ask this of you. I really do. But, I must ask you to do something. Please, pray for me and the people I'm talking about. Pray that things get solved. That things get easier. That they become less hypocritical. That I can finally do things I want to do. Please.

April 17, 2009

Friday Fill In's

1. Join me in secret room where nobody can find me please.
2. Put a little pep in your day!
3. Happiness is sometimes hard to come by
4. Tired, bored and confused are the emotions I'm feeling right now.
5. I'm waiting for something good to happen at this point
6. Hugs from friends, kisses from my boyfriend, and Diet Coke are hard to resist.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping soon, tomorrow my plans include doing nothing apparently, and Sunday, I want to just relax. Which, I know won't happen.

April 14, 2009

DIG 19

Day in Grace for Day 19..... :)

1) We had off from school today again!!!

2) Collin picked me up this afternoon and the two of us (with Tonya, Ally, and Michael) went to Delaware to change the color of the vest for prom. And then went to the mall.

3) I got the Skype to work on my computer

4) I found out when I leave for California for the summer

5) I found out who knows about certain secrets and whether they can be trusted or not.

Short, sweet, and to the point. Bye everybody! :)

April 13, 2009

DIG 18

Here is my Day in Grace for day 18. For the most part, today was a good day. :)

1) Today Collin and I celebrated being together for 6 months :) He took me out to Applebee's tonight for dinner. It was so great to spend time with him on our 6 months. :)

2) My ex boyfriend took me and my sister out to lunch today. Picked us up, paid for lunch, gave me a chocolate bunny (his from Easter lol) and then took us home in enough time so we didn't get in trouble.

3) I got to talk to my best friend even tho she is grounded. Her mom realized I really needed to talk to Rachael, so she texted Rach and said that she could talk to me on the phone. Rachael texted me, and I was able to tell her everything that I needed to finally. Hopefully Jenn lets Rach keep her phone now!! :)

4) I know of many people who I can trust with things. And they mean the world to me cuz I know they won't tell my secrets <3

5) This is an odd one, but here it is: I was so stressed out today that I cleaned the kitchen....Meaning, the counters got scrubbed, the floor got Swiffered, and the stove got wiped down too. When I get stressed, I clean the kitchen. I did that at my dad's house over the summer a few times. Both when I was stressed and when I got bored. But cleaning the kitchen helped me think alot of things out, so it really did help me out. And it also made my mom happy. :) Which is always a good thing. LOL

April 12, 2009

wow....I'm really behind

I completely meant to post yesterday. And the day before. Friday I babysat and ran errands with my grandmom. Yesterday was insane. We had the Easter breakfast at the Firehall and then my mom, grandmom, and I went up to Cherry Hill to get things for today. And then, once we got back down in Salem County, we met Collin at the Salem Memorial Hospital so I could go with him to the party his family was having. I ended up getting there later than I had wanted to, but it was still fun playing with Ally and Colt. :) After that, Collin and I went back to my house and watched Twilight. :) He wasn't too happy about that, but I still won this one. lol
Since I was planning on doing my DIG for yesterday, I'm going to do it now. :)

1) I got to see little baby Kaylee Elizabeth and she is getting so big!! :)

2) We got Apple Cider Donuts <3

3) I got to play with Colt and Ally

4) Collin watched my favorite movie with me, even tho he really didn't want to

5) My bank account is going to start being more in the black than it has been in a long time :)

Oh, and today so far, this is what has happened:
1) Sunrise service in the cemetery in town
2) Collin has said he will come to the second service with me!!! :) *He was planning on skipping it if he could....And I was trying to hide how much I really wanted him to come, but it didn't really work, so he decided to make me happy and he's coming....YAY!!!*
3) I drove from the cemetery to my house. Yes, it was technically illegal since my permit was in my purse in my house, but it was fine cuz there were no cops lol
4) I've had a cup of peppermint tea. Believe me, that is a VERY good thing. I haven't had it in a while, not cuz I gave it up for Lent, I didn't give anything up. I just haven't had the time.

Ok, now I have to get in the shower. Happy Easter!!!

April 9, 2009

Baby pictures

My mom is going through pictures for my grandparents' 60 wedding anniversary.....And there were a bunch of pictures from when I was a baby. So, here they are! There are only a few, and I thought they were cute lol

Me in Ocean City :)

My baptism
Left to right: Will (God father), Mom, me, Dad, Kim (God mother)

Me and Mom when we did professional shots with my grandparents

Me and my parents.....I love this picture of us :)

Me, Mom, and Dad

Sorry about the quality. I couldn't make it much better when I was scanning them, so that was the best I could do. There were more, I just didn't feel like putting them on here. LOL :)

Friday Fill In's (early, I know

1. Anonymous...is sometimes better than knowing who is stalking you.

2. My computer is a life saver sometimes

3. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, I don't understand what that is saying. LOL

4. Longer days is what I look forward to most about Spring.

5. Who needs therapy when you have friends?

6. Eggs MUST go into the Easter Basket!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing things with my family, tomorrow my plans include hopefully going over to the farm with Collin and his family and Sunday, I want to have Collin come over and do Easter things with me and my family!

April 8, 2009

DIG 16

DIG 16...Here it comes! :)

1) My fourth block class has beaten both the 3 and 1 block classes in Spanish for number of people who have been participating in spirit week...So far we're in the lead for getting the prize!! :)

2) I have a 100.3% in Pre-Calculus for my final grade for the 3rd marking period. My Honors US History 1 grade is 85.77% (or something like that) and my Spanish grade is a 96.something% lol

3) I learned how to croquet a flower (look at my last post lol)

4) I'm able to help my sister on her take-home quiz without her getting too frustrated. well, she did at first, but that's cuz she has the mind set that she's not going to understand it.

5) Cassie was back in school!!!!!!! :) I'm going to talk about some things tomorrow with her hopefully if my mom lets me go home with Cassie tomorrow after school.

Ok, so now I have to go back to helping Shannon. Just wanted to do this now before I forgot. :)

BUSY past 4 days

Ok, so, here is a quick recap of what has been going on the past 4/5 days.......

Mom and I went to her boss's house in Millville to go see baby kittens. My cat's sister had a litter of kittens. She is almost 1 year old (same with Google) and the father of the kittens just happens to be her brother as well. Can you say insest?? (Hahah Tonya...Maybe another Bigfoot in this litter. LOL) But, so we went to see Google's neices and nephews. One of the 4 was a Calico cat, so automatically one female. There was a orange-ish one who looked ALOT like Google. Another troublemaker!!! lol The other two were that grayish color.

There are the babies. They had been born during Sunday. It's not the best picture we got...

This one is REALLY blurry. But, it's Google's niece/nephew....The one that's gonna be the trouble maker. LOL

Just before we left, Momma cat came back to feed her babies. At that point, you heard the poor little ones meowing like crazy. It was so sweet tho!!

It rained...And it rained HARD. Shannon and I were at my grandmom's when the worst of the rain hit.

You can't really see how bad the rain was, but it was BAD.

Robotics was pretty much all that happened. lol

Wednesday (today):
Today I stayed after school to participate in this Knitting/Croqueting club thing. Today was my first day going. The club has been intact for a few weeks now.

That was my attempt to croquet a flower. Ignore the strings in the back please lol I haven't cut them off yet. But yea, there is my flower. Kinda crappy. lol

Oh, and here is REALLY big news that I found out today: I am 2nd in the class for pre-calc and I have a 100.3 :) Christian is ahead of me with a 103, and Eric is behind me with a 99.8 or something like that. BUT. I have a 100.3. And that was for the 3rd marking period. :) I am sooooo happy! :)

April 4, 2009

DIG 15

Ok, so here is my DIG after a GOOD day :)

1) I got to ride in Collin's car tonight!!!!!! :) First time EVER for me to ride in it, and it made me even happier that he drove me both to and from the party

2) Michele's party was tonight, and for the first time in a long time I've felt like I belonged in that group. Last time I really felt like I belonged with them was like, in 7th grade or something. Freshman year I had issues with certain people, and then until about November of last year, it was bad enough that people were getting cussed out. Now everything is better tho :)

3) The 5K is over and done with!!! :) Collin and I walked the entire thing (even tho he kept telling me to run cuz apparently I wanted to run instead of walking with him....Pretty sure that if I did I would have told him lol). We came in last, but it didn't take us over an hour to do it

4) This time it wasn't my phone that fell in the toilet, it was Shannon's phone. LOL Don't ask how cuz I don't even know how it happened lol

5) I got to drive my aunt's car today :)

April 3, 2009

In need of help!

I need some ideas.....Oh, and I'm not doing my DIG tonight. Too tired.

But, back to the help I need.....Next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday is our Spirit Week since we are having the Battle of the Classes on Thursday. Tuesday is 80's Day, Wednesday is Red and White Day, and Thursday is Class Color Day. I know what to do for Wednesday and Thursday. I need help figuring out what to wear for 80's Day tho. I have absolutely NO idea what would be an 80's outfit, and need tons of help on this. Any and all suggestions are welcomed!!! :)

April 1, 2009

Happy April Fool's Day!!

Ok, here is my DIG.... :) Number 14? lol 15? lol

1) I didn't have an trick played on me until today during 2nd block when Mr. Lower said that he had gotten fired....None of us believed it tho. His first block did tho....And that's the AP Calc class!! LOL

2) Nobody got hurt when the plates dropped this evening.

3) I got a 100% on my pre-calc chapter 3 test I took yesterday! With NO extra credit either!!! :)

4) My "brother" Colton is making me laugh hysterically cuz he keeps saying he loves me more even tho it's impossible for him to :)

5) I've got some of the best friends who will help me out through any problem I have <3

Oh, and tonight I ordered a copy of Twilight off of Amazon.com....It's going to hopefully going to be here around Friday or Saturday :) Can't wait til it gets here!! lol

awwww this is sooo sweet! :)

Ok, so I was reading this thing on Facebook, on the Bathroom Wall (it's one of the apps on there...) and I read something that was just oh so sweet! A guy named Cody wrote this himself...

1- the way they make you feel good even in the worst of times
2-how they pretend to be mad just so you’ll put your arms around them and say sorry
3- how they always spend a long time fixing their hair just for you
4- the way they smile when nothing funny was said
5- the way they innocently laugh when something funny is said
6- the way they accept most choices you make
7- the way they forgive you for the mistakes you make
8- the way they say i love you everytime night before you hang up
9- the way they can make you smile without saying a word
10- how they ask you if you think their pretty even though they know you think they are
11- the way they say there overweight or fat just so you can deny it
12- the way they kiss and hug you when your upset
13- the way they’ll leave their friends no matter who your with just to ask if your upset
14- the way they try and make you feel better when you are upset
15- how they always smell good no matter what
16- how they’re always happy when everything seems wrong
17- how their heart beats just perfect when their up in your arms
18- the way life seems perfect when your with them even if a relative died
19- how they’re hands always seem to fit into yours perfectly
20- how they get the cutest tans ever
21- how they hit you and expect it to hurt
22- the way they call you at 3 am and say let’s never fight again in the sweetest voice they have
23- the way they always have that halo above their head if you look hard enough
24- the way they give you light in the darkest situations
25- how they say awww when they read this like so many girls are now rasberry
26- the way they say want me to kiss it better when you hurt yourself
27- the way they love you..
28- the way you can’t live without them
29- the way they can’t live without you
30- the way they find ways to see you
31- the way they find ways to see the real you no matter how fake you are
32- the way they look you right in the eyes and say “i love you”
33- the way they scream your name if they didn’t see you in a while
34- the way they say sorry for hitting you even though it doesn’t hurt
35- the way they’ll go swimming with you even if it’s rainning if you ask long enough
36- the way they say fiinnnee when they do decide to
37- the way they cuddle up with you in scary movies
38- the way they cuddle up to you even more in comedies
39- the way they always know what to say
40- the way they try to cheer you ip and never stop trying
41- the way they never stop trying to find a way into your heart
42- the way they read messages like this and melt away
43- the way they always go to you for help
44- the way they’ll call you at 4 am right after a fight with a friend and talk to you until they go to sleep
45- the way you like it when they call you at 4 am just to talk to you
46- the way their voice always sounds perfect
47- the way they blush when you say something romantic
48- the way they find ways to make you say “i love you”
49- the way they’ll talk to you on MSN till you can’t talk anymore
50- the way they dream about you every night
51- the way they try and make their bum wiggle when around you just to impress you
52- the way they drag you into the rain and kiss you
53- the way they’ll invite you to the beach and come up behind you to try and scare you
54- the way they make u swim with them at the beach
55- the way they try to start a fight just cause they know you’ll say sorry in the cutest way
56- the way they listen to music with you just because they can
57- the way they tease you about loving them even though you both know they love you back
58- the way defend her with your life
59- the way she’ll get mad at her friends for pointing out your flaws
60- the way she denies your flaws
61- the way she laughs at you when you act stupid
62- the way she’ll play any sport with you as long as u promise their safety
63- the way they tell you to go to partys and ENJOY IT!
64- the way they tell you their problems just so u can talk to them
65- the way we try and make them stay out past their curfew just to be with them
66- the way we get grounded for staying out too late with them and then sneak back out
67- how they always love the girly movies and try and make you love them too
68- how they always beg you to straighten your hair just cause they think you’ll look better
69- the way they don’t judge you on your looks
70- the way they pull on your shirt when they kiss you
71- the way they try working out more than you just to say they did
72- the way they playfully make fun of you all the time
73- the way their hair always looks perfect
74- the way they always look perfect even in the worst clothes ever
75- the way you say those corny pick up lines just to make them smile
76- the way they try and make fun of your name even though they look stupid in the process
77- the way they try to act silly in public places and make you do it too
78- the way you like it when people stare at you and her in public places
79- the way they’ll give you stupid nick names
80- the way they smile when you say u like a girly movie
81- the way their hair flows perfectly
82- the way their hair is always the perfect color
83- the way they complain about everything they did today
84- how cute they look when their trying to work
85- how cute they look when they laugh
86- how cute they look when you realize you love them
87- how they smile when you say you love them with all your heart
88- the way they try and find reasons for you to defend her
89- the way they’re voice sounds perfect when their singing
90- the way they offer to go to your house no matter how far you live
91- the way they drive for 15 minutes just to give you a kiss
92- the way they try and make you jealous even tho it never works
93- the way they make you realize the happiness they give you
94- the way they always ask to play truth or dare and hope you pick truth just to ask you if you love them
95- the way they always ask to play would you rather and give you a option of kissing her or another girl
96- the way they doubt you for spending all your time into this
97- the way they try and embarrass you infronta your friends even though it doesn’t work
98- the way their name always sounds perfect when you say it
99- the way they always say your name perfect
100- the way you realize you can’t live without them and realize you want to be with them and even when you fight you ask them to stay with you and never leave and apologize until they love you again and take them out to a fancy restaurant even though u had to take out a loan to pay for it just for your “monthaversiry” and the way they take you to partys and just sit on the couch withing drinking a drop and talk to you…

Sorry it was such a long list....I love reading this tho. :)

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