Monday, June 22, 2009


i always make goals for the summer and never do them. well, this year will be different, i am determined, and have already gotten off to a pretty good start. my goals for the summer are, in no particular order, as follows:

1. learn to sew.
2. go on bike rides [i have already been on two, both to golden spoon, both eventful. on the first one, ellen almost fainted, and i felt bad, but also good not stop laughing because i always laugh at inappropriate times. on the second one, i fell into a bush, resulting in me feeling both like a loser and a whimp, both of which i most likely am].
3. learn stick shift [my dad has already taken me out once, and by the end of the summer, i want to be able to go somewhere outside the high school parking lot. bonus if i don't stall].
4. spend time with my brothers and amber [amber is my brother's new girlfriend for those who don't know. i have already done a good amount of this, and it's been good].
5. get back on a regular schedule for spending time with God.
6. get a job.
7. go on a boy fast [this involves no flirting, except when unavoidable, which i believe can be the case sometimes, without being rude, or i just don't know how to politely not flirt with a guy when he is flirting with you. anway, it also involves not going out of my way to talk to a guy, which i know should be the case all the time, but who are we kidding? i know no girls who ever succeeded at this all the time, least of all me. i think the girls will all agree this fast is much-needed].
8. get a tan [in progress].
9. make new friends.
10. go to cornerstone.
11. be more outgoing and less self conscious about it.
12. always be reading a book, at least a little bit a day [i have already read two].
13. read the newspaper [i just made this up, but i should really know more about what is going on in the world/ our country. which shouldn't be hard, because at the moment, i know very little about any of this].
14. love everyone [so, so hard].

i'm sure there are many more, but this is all i can think of for the moment, and so far i've gotten a pretty good start to it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

the first days.

so far this summer, i have:

1. gone to a college bible study with people from church. i'm excited to bond with them.

2. cleaned my grandma's house and discovered a picture from when she was young. let me say, my grandma was a fox.

3. jumped off a thirty foot cliff into water (and it only took paul half an hour to coax me off the edge).

4. shown my brothers the beauty that is 10 things i hate about you.

5. applied for like 7 zillion jobs. hopefully one works out.

6. gone to taco bell 3 times.

i'd consider this fairly successful for the first five days. and tonight my brothers and i are going to sleep on the trampoline.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

ode to my girls

laughing until we can't breathe
late night snacks
chick flicks
singing in the car
watching friends
annoying each other
talking about boys