I have been such a horrible blogger lately. There's this one little thing that keeps getting in the way. It's usually refered to as "life". Oh well. One of these days, you will see all of my recently finished projects, but that day is not today. Today I am posting about my birthday party. As you may remember, my birthday was at the beginning of September, but my party was this past weekend. It was going to be on the 26th of September, but alas, it rained. It was certainly worth waiting for! Spending time with my friends means a lot to me, and I had such a wonderful time. We threw a frisbee, went for a walk in the woods, and had a bonfire after dinner. I have such special friends.
Hi! I've been such a horrible blogger lately. I have several completed projects, and I've taken pictures of them, but I haven't gotten around to uploading them yet. Hopefully soon! I finally bought buttons for my baby sweater, and it's finished. Then there are those scarves I made.... There is just too much going on. It's still hard to believe that this is my Senior year. I have quite a bit of school work to do each day, but I don't have a math class this year, which is wonderful. The other day I learned how to use our scanner. I went a little crazy. Once I got started, it was hard to stop. Here are a few pictures from 1997. :)
One thing Mom was always very good about was recording things in our baby books. Now the boys and I each have a book with pages of things we said when we were little. I thought I'd share some of mine with you. :) (Keep in mind that all of this is written from Mom's perspective.)
First sentence at 14 months - "Belt, eat it."
17 1/2 months -"Nanny, read it to you again....lap" ("you" means me.) -"Sit counter too. Dry hair with Mommy." -"Where are you, pacifier?"
19 months -When asked what she was holding, "Aunt Julie's keys. I sure do like 'em."
24 months - When looking at her new birthday dresses, she (having heard me the day before say something similar) said, "We'll wait 'til the weather gets cold before we wear those. Those dresses are the cutest ones I've ever seen!" -Lindy and I were playing in her room and she said, as she pulled out her little pink new testament, "Are you going to look in your very own Bible and see if God and Jesus put the baby in Mommy's tummy?" so she opened up her Bible and turned through severyal pages and then looked up with excitement and said, "Well, I think He did!"
36 months - (Dialogue between her stuffed animals...) This particular time, she was pretending her big teddy bear was the daddy and the little one was the baby and the daddy's hand was rubbing the baby's head and I overheard her say, "'She's looking pretty for a baby', says the daddy, smiling at her with a little brown smile as he touches her head with his fuzzy little hand."
38 months -"Jamey needs those toys to keep him occupied." -"I believe Jamey is indifferent about those toys I brought for him." -"I got Jamey some splendid toys, I tell ya. -"You'd better wash me up at once!"
Age 4 -At bedtime, Lindy said first, "Would you like to lay down with me?"... then later, "Would you like to rub my hair?" and after awhile, "Would you like to leave now?"
Age 5 - "I know something I love more than a library book that I don't ever have to give back... you!"
Age 6 - When bobbing for apples, "I get to get apple baptized!"
This post is sadly overdue. My 18th birthday was almost two weeks ago, but seeing how I am still 18, I suppose I'm not too late. :) I spent my birthday and the week after in SC with my grandparents, because my parents were in Canada for a conference and then an anniversary trip. (Their 20th anniversary is this week!) I missed them, but they had a wonderful trip, and I'm so glad they were able to go. I had a great birthday! I went shopping with my grandmother, and my aunt and uncle took me out to eat for dinner. Being 18 feels sort of strange. There are things I can do now that I couldn't before. For example, I could (I think):
- Change my name
- Buy cigarettes
- Get a tattoo or piercing
However, I do not intend to do any of those things, so it really doesn't matter. I DID stay in the pool for "adult swim" on Labor Day. :) The next week was great. The boys and I were able to spend time with family on both sides, and it was a special way to end the summer. We have now started school, and I'm in the middle of my Senior year! It's pretty crazy.
Mom and Dad in Canada
Out to eat for my birthday. We're all wearing purple!
My cousin Seamus
We went ceramic painting which, as I've mentioned before, is one of my very favorite things in the world! I painted a little ice cream dish.
I have been knitting quite a bit lately. I have 2 skeins of sock yarn waiting to be used, but I haven't gotten around to starting any yet. Someday it will happen. I finished a scarf, and I'm completely in love with it, but I haven't taken a picture yet. School will be starting soon, (I'll be a senior!) I'll be 18 in a few weeks, a ton of my friends have left for college, and things are about to get to get crazy again.
My fishy. It makes me happy! It was so easy, and I did the whole thing in one sitting.
Happy August! I've had such a lovely week. For the first time in I don't know how long, I've hardly been anywhere, and it's been so nice. I need time at home every now and then. I got out all of my scrapbooking supplies and completed 6 pages so far. I love knitting so much, but I think I have the most fun when I'm really into a scrapbook page. I've been reading a lot this summer. When we went to the beach in June I started the Anne of Green Gables series. Mom made me read them when I was 12, and I hated them. (Mainly because I was reading them against my will.) I decided to give them another try, and I'm in love. They make me happy! I'm in the middle of Rilla of Ingleside now, and I'm going to be very sad once I'm finished. I don't know that I've ever enjoyed books quite so much. I've spent enough time with my friends this summer to be very content. I've had a sleepover nearly every week! It really has been a wonderful summer, and I can't believe how fast it's gone by. My 18th birthday is less than a month away. Last week (I think) Jamey and I had a little photo shoot in the yard. Photographers we ain't, but it was fun. Here are the results.
P.S. I just finished Rilla of Ingleside. I haven't been able to put it down all day. Now I want to curl up in bed and read, but read what? Yes, I have other books I wanted to read, but nothing seems quite as nice. At the moment almost feel as though there isn't anything to look forward to. Oh well, I suppose I'll get over it. My goodness, I love those books....
The other day I got together with some very good friends and had a sculpey day! It was great. We all sat in the kitchen and enjoyed each other's company as we worked. I can't even remember the last time I did something like that with friends, and I hope we can do it again! I loved seeing what everyone came up with. I wish I'd brought my camera. Whenever I leave it at home I always regret it. I did take pictures once I baked them at home. I made the flower basket and fish there, and the others the next day with some left over inspiration. :)
Now, you may be thinking, weren't you in Daniel last summer? (Actually, you probably weren't thinking that, because I highly doubt that anyone remembers what I posted on my blog last summer.) Anyway, I was, but we did it again. We started meeting the first week the first Monday in June, and this weekend was the performance, so things have been pretty crazy. It's so hard to believe it's over. You're with everyone nearly every day for two weeks, and suddenly life is back to normal. Kind of sad. I wish you could have been there for the play. But GUESS WHAT?!?!?! You can see one of the songs online! This is the song the 4 boys sing before Daniel interprets King Nebuchadnezzer's dream with the statue. It was taken during a sound check before dress rehearsal, and they were being a little more dramatic than usual, but not much. You really should watch it! :) God answered all of our prayers and took it above and beyond last year's in so many amazing ways! Most of the main characters were the same, but we added several new songs. It was a wonderful experience! It was a hard 6 weeks in many ways, but I'm so thankful to have been a part. You can't be around CYT and say God doesn't work in miraculous ways anymore. On Saturday one girl was REALLY sick, (Possibly swine flu..... not good) but she was able to be onstage for the one dance where we needed her most. There are so many stories like that. God is so faithful. Anyway, here are some pictures.
P.S. I had 6 costumes. It was crazy.
Kendra, Renee, Stephanie and me.
Me and Parri. We were the hatrack! :)
The stage right flappers.
Me, Jamey, and Dad.
Me, Jacob, and David.
Me, Emma, Rebekah, and Laura. :)
Me and Delise
The 4 guys. Nathan as Shadrach, David E. as Daniel, Jamey as Meshach. and David D. as Abednego. They're pretty much awesome.
Me, Rebekah, Emma, Joey, and David. Haha.
One last thing, don't forget to check out the blog for the 2010 knitting calendar! They just posted a picture of my second design.