Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Learn something new every day

So as most of you know my absense from the blogging and facebook world lately has been due to me being grounded or as my mom calls it "spending some quality time with Mom and Dad" haha. Truly that is what it has turned into. While I have been grounded and disconnected from the facebook and blogging world I have come to realize several things. I have enjoyed the time that I have been able to spend with my parents while I was grounded that I would normally spend on facebook talking to friends and seeing what everybody was up to. While our talks might not have dealt with anything substantial or noteworthy it was just the fact that me and mom got a chance to sit down and relax during the day and talk about the day's events and what's going on at school. Those short daily conversations have helped tremendously in the process of gaining trust and respect from them.
I have come to realize in the past couple of weeks that, despite the typical teenager's belief, my parents do know what they are talking because they were once 16 and wished for the world at their fingertips and know how it is. Although at times I may be frustrated with them about being grounded for the little stuff that "other" kids dont even get in trouble for I know that they are just looking out for me and they want the best for me. So Mom and Dad I'm sorry for times in the past and in the future when I have a 'tude with you because I dont think you are being "fair" and grounding me. :)
My parents have been so good to me. Yes I have been grounded but Mom has realized my honest effort to be better so she has begun to meet me half way on alot of things. I have finally reached the right path in school with grades, and with my friends. They have been awesome and so understanding about hanging out with my friends. I have realized that the more I talk with them and am up front and honest with them about what is going on with me and my friends the more I will be allowed to do with them and the more they trust me.

This year has been such an awesome year and I have realized ALOT of valued lessons. I have formed many friendships with people that share the same values and morals as me. I have come to understand the true meaning of a friendship. :)) Pictured above is me with the Childers (my "2nd family" ) I have become really close with the whole family and I know that Jeffrey has got my back if I ever need a "big brother" to stick up for me at school and Abby has been my little sister to have our girl talks and of course me and Aaron have become super tight at the football games! :)

One thing that I have always had a problem with is PATIENCE. I have never been a real patient person and its a constant battle for me. But as of late I have realized that you should never give up or settle something less than the best just because it might take a little effort on your part to get this thing. In the past I have just settled for what I can get and not what I really want. But what I have been settling for isnt exactly the best thing for me. But I'm proud to say that I have not settled for the "scum suckers" when there is a "sword fish" out in the sea waiting for me. :)) haha. Momma would be proud of me for using her analogy!

Me and Westlee :)

Below is a bunch of spirit week pictures from several months ago that I realized that have yet to post on the blog! Sorry! :( So here is a short version of all my pictures! haha. There is alot of event that I have simply left out because if I gave you a detailed story of every event that has happened since i last posted you would be reading for days! haha. Which I'm sure everybody has much better things to do with their life than sit here for hours on end and read my blog! haha. :)

All of us in Physics on Cowboy and Indian day

Cowboy and Indian Day with Jeffrey at lunch

Me, Westlee and Karlo on Cowboy and Indian Day

Sports Day

Me and My "brother" and "sister" on Sports Day :)
Pirates and Princess Day. Yess Jeffrey is wearing a crown! haha.
Cameron is crazy! Of course he would dress up as Cinderella on Pirates and Princess Day hahaha

Police, Firefighter and Doctor Day

Gotta love my football buddy Aaron! haha :)

Me and Karlo
We get a little crazy on CRAZY blue and white day! :)

haha Joe as The Blue and White Joker

Me and Katie! I love this girl! :)

Abby spent the night with me on Thursday night so we could get ready for Crazy Blue and White Day together. We had so much fun as you can see! :)
Me, Abby and Jeffrey!
Here are some random pictures from different stuff that has happened! :)
Me and Morgan at Grandma's house petting the horses!

Me and my sweet not so baby boy! :)

Me, Kels and Rach
The girls had a sleepover at the church at the meeting! We had a blast and of course loved attacking Gary with pillows haha. :)

Me and My Crazy White Girl.
loveher! :)

Just an update on my amazing school's football team! :) We are currently ranked #2 in the state and this Friday will be going into the 4th round of 6A playoffs! :) We are awesome I'm not gonna lie! I'm proud to say I'm a Blue Darter! This was the score board of last weeks game at Dr Phillips. This was after the FOURTH overtime! During the 5th overtime we scored again and intercepted the ball from DP and took the win! :)))) You better watch out we are going all the way to state! :)

Oh My Word! My Dad is pathetic! He spoils his "granddog" so much! I'm scared to see how spoiled grandkids will be when they are around their Papa Bear! haha. :)

We took Olivia to Build-A-Bear for his 2nd Birthday! I dont know who had more fun me or her! haha. I love that place! :)

We have been so blessed with such a wonderful pastor! Our church has grown so much in spirit and in numbers since Elder Nunley came to our church. (I'm not at all saying that he is the reason is growing dont get me wrong. :) I'm just saying that the Lord is using him to help Little Zion.) Elder Mark has some of the sweetest grandkids you will ever meet. They will just melt your heart! I love walking in the door at church and seeing their sweet innocent smiles as they come running up to you to give you a big huge hug! :)

Just a random picture of Ms Olivia that I love haha :)

Me, Westlee, Katie and Markus went PuttPutt and then back to my house to watch movies. We had a great time! :)

Well that's all for now! Until next time Love yall! And if I dont post before the holidays but I probably will Merry Christmas! :)


Monday, November 16, 2009

Life is good

One thing I know for sure is life is good and weekends are tooooo short.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rachel's Challenge

This past week my parents and I got the opportunity to go to Rachel's Challenge. For those of you who have never heard about Rachel, she is one of the people who was shot and killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel was a 17 year old who was a strong Christian and believed that she could change the world with small acts of kindness.
The Rachel’s Challenge presentations are given in schools and communities by family members as well as other speakers. They tell of Rachel's short life and her unfortunate death. During the presentation, they showed the back of Rachel's dresser, where she had traced her hands and written these words "These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will some day touch millions of people's hearts" Rachel had written this 4 years before her death. Little did Rachel know that all her hopes and dreams would come true and that she would touch millions of people's hearts with her strength.
Rachel wrote an essay shortly before her death and stated "I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” After her death, the family recieves millions of emails from friends of Rachel's as well as complete strangers, expressing how Rachel had done just that. Rachel always looked for people who weren't in the "popular" group and became their friend. One story her uncle gave was of Rachel walking through the halls at school one day and two guys were picking on a disabled boy so Rachel ran in between them and stopped them. After her death, the disabled boy emailed the family and told them that if not for Rachel he would have committed suicide that very night because he had been planning on it prior to Rachel becoming his friend. Rachel standing up for him, gave him hope. This is just one case of Rachel's kindness and compassion for others. Can you imagine the hundred other stories that the family was emailed of people that Rachel helped? (this was Rachel's journal that she wrote in everyday. She had her many thoughts written on the outside of her journal. Such as "I will not be labeled as average")
That horrible day at Columbine, Rachel was the first one that the two student gunmen approached. After firing one shot at Rachel, which hit her in the leg, the two gunmen asked her if she still believed in God and she simply stated "You know I do!". The gunman then fired a fatal shot into Rachael's head. I ask myself, When it really comes down to it, am I strong enough in my belief that I would proudly say yes like Rachel did? Rachel, as well as many others who died at Columbine High School that day, showed extreme courage and weren't going to deny their faith in God, even if their life depended on it. On the same note, in the assembly at school, (now remember I am in a public school so the government has a say in all that goes on and what can and can't be said in our school) Rachel's uncle, who was representing Rachel's Challenge, wasn't able to say what the question Rachel was asked. I think that is very sad. What our country has come to that we aren't even able to speak freely about God. I can't even begin to explain how hearing Rachel's story and hearing about how she has changed so many peoples lives simply by being their friend.

Rachel's brother Craig was also at Columbine High School the day of the shooting and witnessed two of his friend be shot and killed right next to him. Craig said "...her love for people was less conditional than anyone I knew... It didn't matter to her what you looked like or who your friends were. Another thing I liked and respected so much was that she made it clear... what her beliefs were". Our schools would be so much better if there were more people like Rachel. I know personally for me just in the last several days I have noticed myself judging somebody by the way they are dressed or the way they act and I have stopped myself because like Rachel's uncle said there is good in everybody its up to you to look for it. He also said if somebody wants to find something wrong with a person they can but in the same way if you want to find something good in somebody you can also do that! Rachel's Challenge has had a huge impact on my life and has showed me that one act of kindness can change somebody's lives. I really felt that I should share this with you. If you want to know more about Rachel's Challenge go to


Sunday, September 6, 2009

5 months ago

Its crazy to think that it has already been 5 months since my big sister got married to the love of her life. So this post is for you B and Forrest!


Before you start reading this you might want to get your tissues out. haha :) These past 5 months have made me realize that yeah we had our tough times together but that is what made us who we are today! I miss you so much! I love when I get to spend time with you whether in Plant City or at our house in Apopka. You have been by my side for 16 years and still to this very day are at my side when I need my shish! :) You have had a huge impact on my life in ways that I cant even begin to describe. You have always been the one that I looked up to as my sister, best friend as well as a sister in the church. I always love going back and looking at pictures of us over the past 16 years growing up.

From the day I was born, you were always wanting to make sure that I look my best :) aka My Fashion Advisor :)

We have always worn our colors with pride. :) Our daddy raised us up right!

You were the best big sister, always teaching me new "big girl" things.

I will always remember the time, that me and you got sent to our rooms because we were having just too good of a time together laughing. :)

I loved the days when I got to go to the same school as you. And of course you cant forget the wonderful first day of school pictures every year! I miss those now!

You were always filled with smiles and encouragement whenever I had a big accomplishment in my life.

The day you graduated was one of the biggest days of your lives. Thought you would never make it through! haha JK. You went through high school with the most positive outlook on life and you may not have realized it then but every move you made I was watching you because you were the person that I looked up to.

You were there for me when I need a big sister to make me look "pretty"

You were always willing to be my model for our many random afternoon photoshoots we had. :)

We got a little crazy some times! :) You were always keeping me laughing even when I wasnt in the best mood!

You have been so awesome in including me in all of your wedding stuff.

Thanks for giving me the best brother-in-law I could ever ask for!

I love you B! Thanks for being the best big sister!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my favorite brother-in-law, Forrest!

This post goes out to you man! Love you! Hope you have an awesome time turning 22 for the fourth time! haha. :) You are the best old man! hehe. Sorry you know I had to bro! lol
You are such a goof ball and are always making me crack up laughing at the crazy stuff you do.

You have become the brother that I never had. And thats for sure! ;)

Check back in a few days for a special post dedicated to Britt and Forrest! :)