Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

10 Things That I'm Not Thankful For Enough

You know those rather big things in your life that you take for granted? Like the time when your little brother stands up for you? Or the fact that you grew up with parents who loved pets, and didn't mind them in the house? I think that during the midst of our everyday lives we forget to stop and reflect on the moments that make life so, so special. I know I do. It's so easy for me to get caught up in myself, and my selfish desires, and not be thankful for every little thing that God has placed in my life....

So here it is, 10 things that I am SO grateful for:

1. A God who knowingly made imperfect humans.

2. A daddy who's grace and love overflow, is not afraid to readily admit his mistakes and forgive you for yours. (who also puts up with you crying on top of your horse because you're on your period and are having cramps and are very very emotional....and are glaring at him. honestly, the list could go on and on)

3. A mom who prays for you, and understands what being hormonal is all about, seeing as she's going through pre-menopause herself. A mom who loves to eat chinese food and watch chick-flicks with you, and isn't afraid to tell you about all her mistakes in college.

4. A little sister named Hannah who loves to play cards with you, and still wants to snuggle with you even though you can be very very disagreeable sometimes.

5. A little sister named Sarah who loves Starbucks, and afternoon trips to Wal-Mart that cut into her precious naptime.

6. A sweet little brother who loves swinging on the swing and looking for shooting stars all the while listening to 'life is a highway' on his ipod.

7. A very tubby little welch corgi who sees no imperfection in you whatsoever, and gives you love nips on the back.

8. A horse named Ellie that shows you that you are far from perfect, and who helps you see that riding dressage can apply to life.

9. A friend named Tori who I can call and tell her that I love her, and that I think that she needs to come see me and she tells me that she doesn't have the gas money to do that right now, thank you. But she loves me anyway.

10. A friend named Rachel who's shoulder I can cry on and get snot on her shirt. A friend who has always been there when I needed her, even when I haven't. And a friend who never forgets to tell me that I'm beautiful.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oh, How I Loved 5th Grade

"I cannot go to school today"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry.
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox.

And there's one more - that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut, my eyes are blue,
It might be the instamatic flu.

I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke.
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in.

My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My toes are cold, my toes are numb,

I have a sliver in my thumb.

My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,

I think my hair is falling out.

My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

There's a hole inside my ear.

I have a hangnail, and my heart is ...
What? What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is .............. Saturday?

G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

— Shel Silverstein
(For those of you who didn't love Shel Silverstein in 5th grade, I don't know if we can be friends anymore.)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Heart Fall

Secretariat with the sister last night,

Apple cider and french toast this morning.

My life is now complete :)

Oh, here's an easy tip for apple cider:
Fill your percolator with all-spice and apple juice instead of coffee! It makes for some pretty fantastic cider!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to.....Me?

Lions, and tigers, and bears, OH MY!

I am 17 today.

Happy Birthday, Self. :)

You've had many failures, you've had many victories. Your life has been a spiritual roller-coaster ever since the day you came out kicking and screaming. Keep pressing forward. These old bones ain't done yet!


Cake anyone? (of course, this cake has no butter, chocolate, or gluten....or anything good in it for that matter BECAUSE my poor gallbladder can't take it. Oh well.)

Maybe a carrot stick?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Epsom Salts...yum.

I just successfully passed over 100 gallstones.
I know that probably wasn't what you wanted to hear this morning (I admit, it's not the most appetizing thing to read), but I did. I'm somewhat amazed, still a little shocked, and completely grossed out. I mean...over 100. Some of them were 3/4 inches long. No joke.

How did I do it you say? Well, grudgingly, but I did it. Haha.

Here is the link to the information we got about the cleanse:

Anywho, you're probably wondering what on earth the title is about.
If you happen to take part in this cleanse, it will be required that you drink three cups of water with epsom salts in it. Salty you say? NO WAY. Bitter! Horribly, horribly, horribly bitter! Nauseatingly(did I spell that right?) bitter.

Oh well, it worked. I would rather drink that nasty stuff than go under....*shudder*

With Love,


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Apple Juice Anyone?

My gallbladder is sick. Please pray for it.
So, instead of whisking me off to the doctor to get it cut out, my wonderful parents are trying a more natural way......and then, if that doesn't work (please God, please God, please God!) they will whisk me off to the doctor to get it cut out.

I am drinking lots and lot of apple juice, and then, I will drink this olive oil and grapefruit juice concoction that will hopefully cleanse my gallbladder and kidneys. Please pray that it works! I would love nothing more than it to work.......I would so much like to NOT go under the knife. *shudder* That freaks me out. :/

Anywho, I am sitting on my my pajamas, drinking apple juice. At least it's organic....and tastes like cider. :)



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