Friday, 30 April 2010


Day Nineteen: Today is my grandmother's 71st birthday...Happy birthday, Nannie! I love youuu! :D But first things first. It is Sunday, so we had CHURCH! Yayyy! Den, Mary, Lee, Kathy and Sean were all in Sunny Valley. Our church is officially "mothering" a church down there. Neat-o!

But I was here in Roseburg. Worship was great this morning! :D And I was supposed to sing a special..., but I "forgot" my music at home, just to realize I had a copy in my car all along. :/

I taught children's church today with my wonderful assistant, Patty. Boy, those kids were so crazy, we did not even get to the actual game!

After church, my mother and I went to lunch with my grandma for her birthday. The three of us went to Si, Casa Flores, and yes, they sang to her and made her wear the sombrero. :)

It was excellent.

Post-lunch, we drove out to Amacher park to take pictures. You know those ladies. They love to take pictures. :b

Unfortunately, my mother thought it would be excellent to walk out on the train tracks over the river. This was not so. For those of you unaware, I have a deep irrational fear of heights.

"Claire Huxtable!"

I was terribly frightened, but I fought through it (sort of) to take some photographs and have some photographs taken of me (barf!). And of course, we walked around the park and river itself to get some more photographs. Near the end of our trek, we were over on the boat-dock-ramp, whatever, so I decided to go in.

It was awfully cold. However, it produced this shot. It was taken by my mother and edited a little by me.

Then I made my mother go in. Bahahaha...You will have to go to to see those...

I think my favorite shot that I took that day was this one here...I have not edited it yet, but I may just do a little of that.

After this adventure, we drove up to Saving Grace Animal Shelter JUST to look. :)

I sure do love them puppies and kitties! Hahahaa

But then we had to cut it a little short, because I had to get home, so I could type up the powerpoint for worship that evening.

Worship went well, I believe. And our GLOWstudy was fun, as usual. We did it around the fiyyuuuhhh again! They had s'mores. They looked wonderful. :) Scott put me on hose duty to put out the fiyyuuuhhh! Well...the coals...and well...turning on the hose...

Then we went for our Shari's date! :D

Sounds to me like yet another wonderful end to a wonderful day!

Here's hoping...

"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Thursday, 29 April 2010


Day Eighteen: This day was fantastic! :)

It started off horribly though. I missed my alarm, so I woke up late, :/ but it turned out fine. I drove out to Sutherlin to meet Scott, and we drove up to the ranch where I "helped" him grade the road! And by "help" I mean I sat next to him and took pictures. :) It should have been boring and monotonous, or so I am told, but I had a lot of fun!

After this, we shot guuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnsss! It was a blast (no pun intended)! I shot, I think, seven different guns! I shot a rifle for the first time, and they said I did really well!

This picture was Scott helping me to shoot his SKS (, right?!). It is my new favorite picture... :)

After shooting guns, guns, guns, Scott and I headed back to his house, so he could change, then off to worship practice!

After worship practice, Scott and I had a wonderful dinner at Red Robin. Then he drove us back to Sutherlin, since we had driven my car into town. Another great end to another great day! Yay life!

Also...many great pictures were taken this day, so if you are interested, jet on over to my facebook. :)
But I will also be putting them up on my flickr ASAP, so go ahead to :D

P.S. Sorry I am so behind... :b

Here's hoping...

"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13: 7-8a

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Day Seventeen: Yay! Today was National JellyBean Day! So of course, Sean and I drove out to UCC to grab a FREE bag of Jelly Bellies...the only good Jelly Beans...! And then we went to Dairy Queen, where he snapped this photoshot of me. However, this photograph is false, because I was not craving the candy; I was craving the wonderful mixture of caramel and brownies, mmmm!

Also I snapped THIS delicious picture of some young man...

Just kidding. He sure is classy though. He even put his shirt ON before coming into Dairy Queen. No shoes, no shirt, no service!

After departing from Dairy Queen, there was a little drive and pictures of COWS! We drove by that mexican place, because I wanted to honk at Toby, but alas, he was not working...Sean wanted me to trespass, but I refused! Farmers are SMART and own GUNS!



Oh, so when I dropped Sean back off at his family business...I met the father and grandfather. It was nice. Also got a sweet tour of the saw blade sharpening business. Scary machines I should stay away from if I want to keep all ten fingers...

So then I left, and Scott picked me up for Family Game Night down at the church. :)

I chased kids.

When there were no kids to chase, we left, and we drove out to his house where we met Bryceeeee, and the three of us watched some television, and the two of us ate some creamy ice...

Wow, I just realized I had ice cream twice that day.

For shame, for shame...

Anyhow, since it was Jelly Bean Day after all, I will give to you this picture as well...

Here's hoping...

"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Day Sixteen: Today was Earth Day. :) I am not a major liberal I used to kind of be..., but I still believe in taking care of our planet. It really is beautiful. Why do you think I love Oregon so much? But anyhow, I wore my "Recycle Power" shirt. I like white. And even though I do not really "celebrate" Earth Day with Recycle parties or not using electronics, I always seem to find a way to enjoy the earth. This day, I happened to get a nice parking spot at UCC in front of the hill that overlooks the road..., and I had the urge to roll down it. So I did. Then Sean broke his leg...

Not really, but he hurt it as he was tumbling towards the edge of the cliff...Anywho, he got a nice shot of me rolling. It was lovely.

During class, however, he caught sight of my drinking bottle, and he tweeted (how dare he) that I should not be allowed to drink from a bottle that is bigger than my arms...combined.

So we took a picture to prove this true or false.

Turns out it was pretty true... :/

Oh well...I like water, what can I say?

Also, while he was capturing the rolling pictures, Sean snapped this last sweet picture. So props to him for a good shot! I hardly even touched it with editing!

After class, I killed a little time till six thirty, when I headed over to Hucrest Elementary (my old school :) ) for Mikenna's choir concert! I am so proud of my sister. :) Their theme was "Education Rocks!", and they were al decked out like little rock stars. It was awesome! They even had this boy do the robot. Hilarious.

After the concert, I drove back over to my side of town, but in the direction of Den and Mary's casa. Because I was in a sassy, little Earth Day mood, I decided to drive further down S******* (I would not want anyone stalking them!) Rd to see what was there. It was beautiful, and I like cows. Captured some good shots, but unfortunately, I did not have my good camera on me, so they were not as good as I would have liked them to be. :b

Then I headed back in the direction of D&M's to get the props check. Whoooo mon-ayyy!
I stayed and visited with them for a while. :) I had a good time.

I left around nine thirty, and I met the ever-patient Scott over at Shari's! Our beloved Shari's, hahaha. But we left, so they could easily clean the carpets, and so we could go to Walmart, where we found Irony. Another wonderful end to a wonderful day. :)

Friday, 23 April 2010


Day Fifteen: Today was TWLOHA Day. So I did.
TWLOHA stands for "To Write Love On Her Arms". TWLOHA is a non-profit organization which aims to present hope for people struggling with self-injury, suicide, depression and addiction. "Love is the movement."
"Rescue is possible."

And a quote from the story that started it all...
"We become her hospital and the possibility of healing fills our living room with life. It is unspoken and there are only a few of us, but we will be her church, the body of Christ coming alive to meet her needs, to write love on her arms."
Amen! How awesome is that!
For more information, PLEASE, go visit :)

So more about my day...I had lunch with Zackee and James. They are great friends, and I love them dearly. :) I had piano with Lea, then I stopped by Fred Meyer, then I went out to Scott's. We rented a couple movies and got Taco Bell for him. We had a lovely evening filled with plenty of laughter, as usual. :)


Completely irrelevant. My deepest apologies.

Here's hoping...

(I put this every time, but it seems so appropriate for today...)
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Day Fourteen: Wow, so I thought I had more time, but when I looked down at the clock, it said 11:58 PM (does anyone know how to change the clock on your laptop to 24 hr time?), so I jumped from the couch, dove for my camera and I did not know what to do. How do you express an entire day in one photograph, taken under pressure (under pressure!), in the last moments of the day? I could not figure it out in those few seconds, here is a random picture of my elbow.
I hope you enjoy it...I think it beautifully captures the wonder and joy that is the elbow. The sweater is lovely too. I had to leave the sweater on; we cannot have elbow nudity on THIS blog!

Anyhow, my day was filled with...with...well Aryan pride*! Today is mein Fuhrer's (may he rest in peace) Geburtstag! I did also pick out an acting scene today. Hahahahah, as I was driving down the freeway, knowing I would be late to class, I look over, and Mister Sean Brown is coming on to the freeway from Garden Valley. Hilarious. Of course though, he drives slow, and I drive fast, so I beat him. I did! (You win. You always win.) I was all worried about being late and that stupid monologue and guess what?! Dean was not we picked out a scene...

Did stuff.

Spent the evening with Scott and Scott.

FAIL'd, but made an important realization. Now I am duper tired, as usual. :/ Tomorrow should be nice though.

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

*I know you all may be disturbed by the seemingly racist comments and my pride in the Master Race, but I assure you, it is all in good humour. I like black people. They are funny. They are cool. That Snoop Dawg and Will Smith and Oba...ohh...well...not so much.

But really, all in good humour...after all, one of my best friends is jewish. Just because I am aryan, was born in Germany and recite Mein Kampf in its original german does NOT make me a Nazi!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Day Thirteen: Today was boring. I woke up a late, not feeling well, and although I was productive, I did not do much.

However, this evening was splendid! Scott came over for dinner; Mother had cooked Chicken Cordon Bleu. It was superb. We watched a lot of youtube videos, then we headed out to get Dr. Pepper from Sonic, and pick up cool whip for the Mother.

After returning home, Scott and I watched the Day After Tomorrow. I love that movie! Epic...

The picture is nothing special or interesting...just a picture of myself on the nineteenth of April in 2010. I suppose that is what this is all about. :)

I just typed and posted five blogs. The tedium stressed me way out, buzzed my little heart and made my arms tingly. If there were more pain, I would suspect an impending heart attack.

Never. Again. Please.

That statement turns into the acronym "NAP", which is what I would love to do...

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a


Day Twelve: Stresssssssssed that day. Sundays. It was definitely an interesting day. First of all, I do not believe I snapped a single photograph all day. But really, even though it was only yesterday, I cannot remember. :/

I love church. Steve was gone, so Christina was preaching. She left the chairs set up all funky, which was cool for worship, because quite a few people stood up front and center. I was behind the piano, however. Worship did rock.

Then we did a skit to start off Christina's message. I played the Secretary of Defense.
"Not the children!"
Then the kids, Patty and I were dismissed downstairs. We had a lesson on forgiveness, cookies and played UNO. It was a good service, and I heard someone else got saved! Praise God!

After church, Scott, Christina, Shawn, Mother and I went to lunch to China on the Hill...I like it. :)

Then Scott and I went back out to his house to drop his truck off, then back up to Pete and Sheri's to pick Scott up. I prepared worship, and we dropped Scott off, then we headed to the church for our quick worship practice.

Our GLOWstudy was a lot of fun this night! We did it out back around the fire pit. They roasted hot dogs and s'mores. We split up into [in to (in two)] teams and my team had to come up with a little "advertisement" for a water bottle. It was absolutely hilarious, hahahahahaa!


Loved it!

After service, Scott and I headed back to his house to work on his truck again. It was, once more, an enjoyable evening.

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a


Day Eleven: So Saturday...Saturday was awesome. Rewind to Thursday- Shari's of Roseburg began a scavenger hunt for a "Golden Ticket" via their facebook page. They updated their status with clues as to where this "Golden Ticket" could be found. Thursday and Friday, I got the first three clues, and with the help of Scott, we deciphered that it was hidden somewhere in Roseburg on the East side of the river. Saturday morning sometime between seven and eight, they sent out another clue. This clue said:

"Clue #4 - You'd be barking mad to avoid this place.
There's fun for your best friend inside this space.
So hurry up, and don't be late.
When you find the spot, look outside the gate."

Somehow, I instantly knew it was the dog park. Maybe it had something to do with the "barking" comment...

I shot out of bed, no time for showers, changing or brushing my teeth. I barely explained the situation to my mother, and I was out of the door and driving to the dog park. I arrived and began looking, fearing someone had beat me there. Finally, velcro'd to the top of the inside of the rule board, I see it. You have no idea how pumped up I was. However, it took me a few minutes to get it, because I am so darn short. :/
And of course! Tbis is where my picture comes from. Yes, that is my knee it is resting upon, so it is indeed a photograph of me. This is my Shari's "Guest Appreciation" mug I won, along with a bag of coffee and $40 in gift certificates. It would have been $30, but they were out of hats. :b

Anyhow, the rest of my day was something like this:
  • Out to Scott's to help him with his water pump deal
  • In to town to redeem our ticket :)
  • To the church to clean up
  • Worship practice with my Mother leading
  • Out to Pete and Sheri's to hang out :)

It was a wonderful, fun-filled evening at Pete and Sheri's. :)

The smaller of the two Scotts was there, along with the cousins, Noah and Amber. There was a lot of Guitar Hero and stuff. It was a delightful end to an excellent day. :)

Here's hoping...

"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:7-8a


Day Ten: This day was rather exciting. I had another lunch with MalPal, which is ALWAYS a delight. I picked up Sonic, then picked up her, and we drove over to Gaddis park and had a picnic. Leopard-print blanket and all. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeazyyy! ;)

That night [the night we had all been waiting for...], was the GLOW Concert I was much anticipating. I started off LATE. Two parts my fault and one part having to pick pizzas up makes for a recipe of distress. Despite my epic tardy, I got everything done I needed to...or so I thought.

As soon as my Mother walked in I realized I had forgotten to start cooking pizzas. FAIL!

But again, things turned out all right. She got the pizzas cooked, and I stressed...

Miss Annie, whom I had not seen in quite some time, showed up. Pumped. And the night continued with food, then technical difficulties that God took care of and then we started the concert!

The worship band I lead, Under Construction, started off the night with a few crowd favorites I would say, then FirstCross came up. They are amazing! These kids are about twelve I believe, and the lead singer was awfully sick, but they ROCKED! I am so impressed with talent God gave them.

Then Daniel Jeremiah was up, and his powerful lyrics never cease to wow me. :)

Zackee and James stopped by for a bit. They are hilarious, and I miss them so much!

Then finally, Door 207 ended the night. Door 207 consists of my BFF, Seanizzle and his friend, Craig. They are a crack-up. They had asked me to sing with them on a few songs, and I had a blast! They also had Scott drum on the last few.

Then we ended with an altar call, and one got saved! Praise God!

It was awesome, but unfortunately I did not take any pictures of myself, but my Megan did, so I will share those...

She likes my bum. I do not blame her.

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a


Good morning, readers! My crazy weekend has caused me to have a blog FAIL.

I will now take this moment to mention FAILblog. Hilarious. Go have a looksy... However, do not take after me, because "looksy" is not a word. Fail #2. I better stop myself, before failure consumes me.
Anyhow to make up, and so you do not feel like you missed out on TOO much, I will post a small blog for each day. My only distress is over the fact that things will not properly line up now that I have this "Whoops...:/" post. Oh well. OCD! Down boy!
Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. [Unlike Sam]
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Friday, 16 April 2010


Day Nine: Obviously, I did not take this picture of myself, although I suppose it may not be obvious, since there is such a thing as self timer, but no, I did not take this picture of myself, but I believed it to be too fun not to have it be my Day Nine photograph. It is me, as you can see, in front of the Kingdom Hall.

Today was pretty good, I would have to say. I do not remember at what time, but Mallory came over today while Korbin and Kyle were playing Disc Golf together. We got some LCLS, which is always excellent, and we went for a nice drive.

We started the drive, because I had told Toby I would pass him on his last day. Epic. Then I drove up into the Mines of Moorea (yes, I am spelling it correctly), then we went around out to Scotland.

And I realize you may have no idea what I am talking about. You may be thinking, "Now, Sammy, how does one drive over ocean, to Scotland and back in one day?" Honestly though, you will just have to be left guessing, because it is not necessary for you to understand.

After we left Scotland, we went to pick Korbin back up. I snapped some nice stalker
I know they are small, but they are nice, hey? I should be paparazzi! It was fun. Anywho, we got back to my house, and they took off. I did some more work, then I took off to meet them (along with the Warden) at the court house for the Tea Party! :)
No...I did not take tea...but I did take some pictures. It was enjoyable, and I am glad I attended. Unfortunately, I did not get to stay for the duration.

However, as I was leaving, and this brightened my day, I ran into Keaton, and he seemed genuinely pleased to see me, and he even gave me a hug! And because of our history,...which really is not OUR history at all, I was pleasantly surprised. :)

Then I was off to practice. First Kyle, Christina, Sean and I met to practice for a skit. It was great fun of course! "Not the children!"
Then Under Construction, which consisted of Sean, Christina, Scott and I, had worship practice for tomorrow. It went well, and I am exceedingly pleased with our group and thankful to God for the gifts He has given us. He certainly is awesome!

Then Sean and Scott had a political debate, and now I am here at home.
... :/
Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Thursday, 15 April 2010


Day Eight: Today was my brother's birthday. Stevie, age 23. I love my brother very much, even if we are just holiday siblings. Unfortunate truth.

Today was another day without excitement. 0800hrs - 1700hrs: day without excitement.
1715: Piano. I love piano so much. That talent is a HUGE gift from God, and I thank Him so much for it. When I look at how far I have come just in the last year (after the "fire under my tail"), I am very grateful. I have a lot of fun with it, and I hope it blesses others.

After piano, I met Scott and his excavating friend, Chris at Wendy's. We had a discussion on racism and domestic disputes - not what you think. Then the three of us drove out to Drain, so they could check out a site. This is when I took the picture. The more I look at it, the more I think it does not look like me. Oh is me, so get over it.

After we left Drain, we took the "scenic route" through Yoncalla, and we got a nice view of the ranch Scott and his family used to live on. It sure is gorgeous out there. Then we dropped Chris off back in Wilbur, and we drove to my car. We had a nice talk and decided we wanted more talk, so I got out, and we drove to Shari's.

Oh Shari's. :)

We had more nice talk, as always, over coffee and tea. (The "nice talk" is "always", not coffee and tea.) Then we parted ways, and here I am.

Life is interesting, but it sure is a blasty blast.

I am looking forward to the future for so many reasons, wishing it would come sooner, but still not wanting to rush and miss any of the "now". I am very excited for Cousin to come back and visit. That is for sure. I have so many things to be thankful for, and I am.
Thank You, Jesus.

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Day Seven: Y'all thought I had forgotten, hey?
Well to tell you the truth, after over a week of staying up till three and beyond and still getting up around eight, I was quite exhausted, but here I am! With my blog for yesterday...

As it has been lately, I did not have much excitement during the day. I worked around the house and on worship stuff and things for the GLOW concert Friday (which everyone should attend!). Read my Bible' (pronounced "bee-blay). Love that. Finally got out of the house around six.

My Mom has all of us signed up to receive those birthday coupons from Red Robin on HER email account, haha, so we went to RR last night to use it. I got the sundae without the song. :)
I enjoy hot fudge. I fear I enjoy hot fudge to an unnatural level. It is so delicious.

As we were leaving, Kevin and Beth spotted me, so I took a bit to catch up with them. Kevin, all proud with his fancy new phone, snapped a picture of Beth and I and immediately uploaded it to facebook. Hilarious he is.

After that I scurried on home and decided I wanted to ride my bicycle. So I did.
Only...I did not ride mine, because my tires were flat. Turns out though, my Mother's tires were kind of flat too, and I cannot stand her silly little foot cups on the pedals! So frustrating!

Anyhow I rode around the neighborhood, despite the growing darkness, until I received a phone call. Well, I actually missed the phone call at first, but I hopped off the bicycle and called him back. I rode over to the bleachers at Eastwood Elementary, and that is where my photograph comes from.

After that, I went back home, put away dishes, then I left to take a drive with Scott. It was a lovely drive, and it was a lovely end to a lovely day.

After a week of this, I must say I am enjoying it very much, and I went from one follower to seven! You guys are fantastic! Thank you everyone for reading...tune in next time for...Day Eight! ;)

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Day Six: Goodbye Day Six. How was Day Six? Day Six was good. Let me see..., I had pancaks at IHOP- always a good thing. I printed out flyers. I shopped at Fred Meyer. I visited my dad at work. I went to see my boyfriend, which is what this picture is of. In case you cannot tell, that is me getting ready to take the Sutherlin exit. :)

I will also point out that I was NOT speeding in this picture. I am actually surprised...
So anyhow, Scott and I went to see the guns his grandma won. She is certainly something else. :) Then we (he) had dinner, and we watched a movie. Altogether an uneventful yet splendid day. I enjoyed it very much.
However, I did find a job that I would very much like to obtain, so I am praying for that to happen. Dear Lord,
...pretty please?
Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Sunday, 11 April 2010


Day Five: Today has been interesting. I started my day off with a little irony. Also, I was super tired this morning and had a terrible headache. Silly headache. However, things got better. After church, we ordered pizza and stayed to paint more in our youth room and our game room. This is where it got reeeeal interesting. As you can see, my feet are painted blue, and I am well pleased with this.

I will better explain why my feet are painted blue...with a second picture. However, do know that this picture here is my "Day Five" photograph.

Here is a second picture...
That, indeed, is my boyfriend, Scott, holding me to the ceiling, so I can "walk" and make footprints across the ceiling. It was an absolute riot, and if you get the chance, you should definitely come on down and check it out. It is pretty sweet!

So that does it for my "Day Five" photograph. As for the rest of the day, after we finished painting, which caused me to be very light-headed, I listened in on Door 207's (my BFF Sean's "half-band") sound check for Friday (GLOW Concert Friday at 7pm! Everyone should come!); they are requesting that perhaps I sing with them on a song or two. Yikes!

Scott's brother, Bryce came down for the weekend, and he met us at the church, where we then proceeded to drive out towards Green to visit their Grandpa Hammerschmith. He certainly was a pleasant young man. :) Then we had dinner together, and I went out to Scott's to watch Dodgeball. Always hilarious. Now I am again very tired, and I would like to repose.

Tune in next time!

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a


Day Four: It is another late, though absolutely splendid, night, so I will probably be making this a short blog today. Uneventful morning. I am puppy sitting at my dad's this weekend though. Silly dogs. Dazia's in bed with me now.
Come afternoon though, I was itching with impatience. Scott had been at a conference up in Portland, and he was coming home today, but only for a short period of time. You see, as part of my birthday present, he was going to come home from Portland and then take off to the coast with me for the evening. That was a lovely reunion.

"DragonForce, tiny flying ninjas and buffalo! I have the best boyfriend ever! :D" -facebook post

Anyhow, we went to Benetti's (questionable spelling; I am no italian), because he knows how much I love italian, and this is a favorite among many, though I had never been. It was wonderful! There is much, much more that made this night amazing, but like I said, it is another late night, and I have church in the morning. Help me, Jesus!

So about this is the only picture I snapped of me all day. I am just thankful I got one in, even if it is silly like this one. Who am I kidding? My pictures are usually silly.

I am determined to get to sleep by midnight tomorrow... D:

Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Saturday, 10 April 2010


Day Three: Today was an especially long day. I woke up this morning with an awful megrim. Do not want. So I stayed in bed sleeping/editing pictures till eleven, which I do not do. I have said this before, and I will say it again: I do not like sleeping in. I feel gross and unproductive if I sleep till nine even. Eventually I got up, showered, did the dishes, and Mallory and Korbin picked me up for lunch. We had Red Robin, then we were off to the park to have cake.
Yes. We can have our cake and eat it too.
I was really sad, because it was a lot of fun, and I could not find my camera before we left. Preeeetty sure I had left Alfred in my mother's vehicle the evening prior. Bummer. Oh and silly me...I had forgotten that I owned a second camera! >.>
Anyhow, I arrived at my house, began packing to stay at my dad's, then off to the church where Travis, Christina, Sean and John were waiting for us to shuttle off to Salem!...or so I thought...
We must have left at the same time, because half way from my house to the church, I passed them! It was hilarious, but oh well.
The reason we were shuttling off to Salem was for Creekside's ACTION night which guest-starred my cousin, Daniel Jeremiah! He is an awesome musician and talented artist, producer, etc.! I am very proud to have him part of my family! :)
I am beginning to taper off, because I am very tired. It is almost three in the morning. Fail.
So in conclusion, I took plenty of silly pictures on the way there and back, and I was almost certain I would use a different picture for my 365 Project, but when I came across this, I simply had to use it. Trav had taken a picture of me only a moment before, and I happened to snap a shot of him right as he was showing me! I love it!
And now, I am finished.
I am much looking forward to today. I miss Scott. :)
Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Day Two: Oh my, today was a riot. Heute was "One Day Without Shoes" to raise awareness of the importance of shoes and of countries where many cannot afford shoes. It was started by Toms Shoes which is an amaaazing company. Toms Shoes has a One for One deal. For every pair of Toms Shoes purchased, they take a pair to kids that cannot afford shoes. They range anywhere from $40 and up. You should look into purchasing a pair. :)

So I went all day without shoes, and as you can see by the picture, I had a good experience. My first "outing" was to my acting class. No big deal. After class, however, my BFF Sean and I went on a little adventure. It started out just to take a picture of this tree that had heart-shaped mistletoe, but man, "that escalated fast! I got really out of control." Anyhow, we're walking around this hill and find a path on the other side of UCC that leads to a little bridge, so of course we had to check it out. We hiked way out in this field, up the hill, way up behind UCC and back around, and we are both barefoot, hiking through the mud and it's Roseburg, so we "get all four seasons in one day". It was wild, but well worth it!
But back to the picture, I have no idea when or how I started bleeding; I hadn't noticed a thing. "I don't even...feel pain..." "Wait, wait! I've gotta test this theory!"
More quotes from the day:
"No, I'm getting your whole half!"
"I smell mint...Oh I'm laying in mint!"
"De Groat..."
Oh goodness, I KNOW there are more; there is always more, but I cannot seem to remember.
Also, I will be posting the rest of the pictures on my flickr account at early tomorrow, and I will also be putting them on my facebook. :)
Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a


Here goes: My first 365 Project. I turned twenty today, and this project is dedicated to my 21st Year of Life.
Should be an exciting and turbulent road ahead of me, but I believe this will be the best year yet! I feel as though things have been getting progressively better the last few months, building up to something, though I know not yet what that is.
So as I said, today was my birthday, and my only wish was to truly have a "happy birthday", and I definitely succeeded, of course, not on my own. Thank You JESUS for such a wonderful day! He gave me such a wonderful gift: a beautiful day in Roseburg, Oregon! It was so sunny and warm; I absolutely was in love with it. And of course He gave me all of my friends and family! Thank you to all of those who wished me a happy birthday; it truly means a lot. Blakey, my friend, thank you for the phone call! It was good to hear your voice after so long! And here goes a big thank you to Mom, Nannie, Melvin, Scott, Meg and Scott, MalPal and Korbin, Alysha, Christina and Sean! My wonderful friends that came to have dinner and spend the evening with me; I had so much fun with you all! I could seriously go on and on, but it's reeeeally late, hahaha...
So again, THANK YOU to ALL of you!
Here's hoping...
"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:7-8a