Write down to remind yourself on how it can be...

Tonight I went to Harmsen's for a hawt partay.  We watched Stardust (not a fan) and did random things.  It was pretty good times.  I enjoyed myself.

Yesterday I got a rat.  His name is Maximilian.   He is amazing.

I don't know what to get Andrew for his birthday.

Tomorrow I have Senior pictures.  I'm pretty pumped about them.  I have some cool outfits picked out, too, so it should be amazing.  Haha.  I'm excited.

I'm out of things to talk about already.  I guess this is just short.

Mara Tenille


Isn't it nice to know that the lining is silver...

This blog post will have pictures. Hooray! Here is a picture of Mia and I. She is two. She's very sweet, and a total attention hog, and hardly talks at all. All the girls loved her. Speaking of the girls, here we all are. From the left: Bekah, Makensie, Emily, Sophie, Kristin, Me, and Sierra. I don't know why Lenna isn't in the picture. Maybe she was taking it or something. Here we are singing, too. And here's me and Bekah with some of the little boys. Hooray! The end.

The current debate that is taking over my life: Zune or iPod? I am leaning towards an iPod, but what kind? Refurbished or new? Is 8 gigs enough or do I need to go for a Classic? Zunes are supposedly better quality. What size? What color? Do I get a fancy one with artwork on it or save the $30 and get a plain one? So many decisions. Any thoughts?



They say you never know what you've got 'til it's gone...

Hello world!  I have returned to my beloved blog once again.  It's been awhile.  Here is the lowdown on the last couple of weeks.

Mexico was fantastic.  Monday I had the stomach flu, which was definitely pretty crappy, but that was the only day I was sick and no one else got it.  We spent the whole week doing VBS ministry and really just playing and loving on these kids.  They are really great people, and many of them got saved while we were there.  The boys all preached for the evening services at the church we were working with and that was really good, and everyone's bible lessons for the kids were awesome.  Everything was just awesome.  That was last week.

Now on to this week.  Two of my wisdom teeth were rather rudely cut out of my mouth by some oral surgeon/evil tooth stealer this past Tuesday.  The procedure was fine except I woke up and immediately threw up all of my vital organs because of the anesthesia.  I threw up for a couple hours and then was fine.  It's healing fine, and yes.  Those teeth should never have existed.  I think they are a product of the Fall.  No, actually the fact that they have to be surgically removed (or removed at all for that matter) is a product of the Fall.  Ridiculous I tell you.  I have to go back in a few months and have the other two removed.  Not sure how I feel about the anesthesia this time around, however.

Today I had my check up at the oral surgeon place.  Everything was fine.  Then my family went and visited with my Grammy for a while and played their Wii.  I amt he boxing champion of the universe.  Then I went to Family Christian and got a big collection of Clive books and a CD and part of Andrew's birthday present.  Oh, and a Jesus fishy for The Tater.  Then I went to the pool with my mom and got to hang out with Andrew and three crazy junior high boys.  Peter, Erick, and Colin.  Fun times.  Then I went to Ethan's surprise party.  Ethan is Liz's boyfriend.  Liz is my friend.  So, yes, that was good times, and we had fun doing random things and playing random games and such.  Now I'm home.  Yay!

Tomorrow morning Andrew and his family leave for vacation.  Those who read my blog either already knew that or don't care.  However, just know that I will miss them all (some more than others.  *shrug* I'm not going to lie to you) and that is why I include that in this blog.

Tomorrow we are cleaning out my van.  The Tater is nasty, and needs some ubercleaning.  Like, scrub that sucker with some Comet cleaning.  It's gross.  You know how your parents always made you bathe when you were little and they told you that they loved you nomatter what, but you still had to be clean?  That's sort of how I feel.  I love my van, but it's just no good.  No bien, Se*squigglyn*or, no bien.

Hmm.  It's almost two.  Time for sleep.

Mara Tenille Dickens
The Butterfly Child


We're all the sisters and the brothers until we find we don't believe the same...

Today I went to bible study, and then went to the pool, and then went to the last baseball game, and then came home.  It was nice.  I think I got a little bit burned.  Good stuff.

My 29 on my thumb keeps getting messed up.  Grrrrr.

Okoboji was fine.  I got some candy.  I wish I had gotten a t-shirt, and I wish I'd gotten Andrew that sucker with the nasty bug in it.

Baseball is over now.  That is a little bit sad.  Football is coming though!  Senior year is coming too.  Scary.

Well.  I am going to go sit in the hammock and work on stuff for Mexico.  Adios!



You have restored me...

This morning I am running the Chicken Shed, same as every Thursday morning.  When I'm done, we have to go to Ames to get Sophie's permit and (hopefully) my full license!  W00t!  No more 12:30 Driving Curfew!  That will be nice.  Not that I ever really drive past then, but it's nice to not have the pressure.  What if I'm spending the night at Harmsen's and I run out of Mountain Dew at three in the morning?  That's completely unacceptable.  This will solve many problems.
Tonight there are fireworks (!!!) and then after that I will go to Harmsen's and spend the night there.  Then, tomorrow morning we will leave for Okoboji at "around 8" which really means 9 or 9:30, unless we're really booking it.  So, we will drive down, and be there until Sunday.  I'm not sure when were getting back, but I think Elise is coming that day so we will definitely want to spend some time with her.  I am super excited.
I am selling lots of stuff today.
Today I get a shot. *dies*
Yesterday Mom and I did some pilates.  It was pretty sweet.  Now I want a yoga mat.  Maybe I will look for one while we are out today.
Well, I need to go be productive now.