Saturday, February 8, 2014

3 years of life later

If I were to try to recount every single thing that has happened to me in the past three years, I would end up writing a novel... so I shall cut it down to the interesting bits. I am now almost 19 years old and I am in college. I am an aunt to two cute little kids now, I am studying art and costume design in college, I am in the college band and the college orchestra, and I was in All-state band a few years ago in high school. My senior year of high school I was in the highest level of band, orchestra and choir and I was also in our chamber choir. That was fun, but I sure am happy to be in college now. (Even though college is challenging.)
This last summer my family and I traveled to California and Oregon and 5 other states for 2 weeks in June. I had never been to that side of the USA and we had a blast. we did lots of exploring and hiking and camping. We even got to stay in a tree-house at the Treesort in Oregon. (I have a few photos for all of you.) we went zip-lining in the hilly forests at the Treesort and swam in a stream fed pool. The whole trip was a blast. we started out by visiting my brother in the Mojave Desert where he had an internship with Xcor Aerospace. It was definitely not the same feel as Minnesota. I had never been in a desert before.








And thats only some of the things we did on our trip. But I have to go do my homework now. I will post more later, bye for now!

Friday, January 7, 2011

MORRIS DANCING!!!!!!

video

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How much more?

How much more can fit in my little life? I can't juggle very well. Ever since school started up I have dropped the ball on cleaning my room, posting on my blog, writing letters to my friends, drawing costumes, writing down the ideas for my novel, and so many other things. I dropped the ball on reading too, momentarily so that I could pick my blog up.
Fall has gone by so fast. I couldn't capture it in my writing or photography fast enough. But I tried. Marching band in a HUGE part of my fall, and I did get some photos of that, so here they are.Early Rehearsalin AugustChanging into uniforms for the district show, which we got to host this year!!!

The show at Waseca High school.
They had fireworks at Waseca!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sigh...

Here I am. I have returned. I left my blog as life raced by me during the summer and I reached out to grab it. I dropped my blog because I can't juggle very well. If you get what I mean. But here I am again, sitting at the computer to tell you what life has thrown at me these days. Here is everything I have been doing:
Working. Yes, I have a job now. I'm a waitress at Walker assisted living.
Marching band. LOVE IT!!!!
Sewing a huge sewing project, I will post pictures later.
Doing things for the county fair.
Sending big brother off to college. sniff sniff.
And preparing for full time public high school. So scared!!
Well. What else. That's all I have been doing besides writing like crazy in my AMAZING novel. When it is published you all HAVE to read it!!!
Sorry this was short, but at least it was a post. I guess I will post some random photos I took two days ago.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Hectic Adventure part 2

Finally I am going to tell you about the rest of the adventure in Florida. So lets see, where did I leave off....
Well, when we got to our campsite we swam in the pool and just relaxed the rest of the day. (It was a very hot day in the SUV so we needed the nice time to relax.) The next day we were going to go tour embry riddle in the morning and walk around the campus.
This is a model of the Wright brother's plane.
The school was so big! They had tons of aeroplanes and some such things. My brother stayed with a student in the dorms that night to see what it was like, and he said that half the school were training to be pilots, an d half were training to be engineers. My brother is going to be an aerospace engineer, that's what he wants to major in. Then in the morning we met up with my brother and took a tour around. We saw flight simulators....
And planes...

And lots of rocket, computer, space related stuff that I didn't take pictures of. My brother got to ride with a student in one of these planes for free. I was so envious. We all loved the school but my brother ended up going to Iowa state. then the rest of the week we had free to explore, and have fun in Florida. We went to the beach one of the day, and I would say that was the highlight of the whole trip. I LOVE the ocean! I loved going out to where there are the huge waves that are taller than me and try to ride them, and be sped along by the force. The speed the waves sent me was incredibale! But if I was caught off guard the wave s sometimes sent me into a cartwheel, head over heels. That made me swallow water. Not a good thing to go through. My family and I went walking along the shore and got our feet covered in sand which was very fine sand. We all had the time of our lives.

And that is the end!!!!!!! Of the post. not the adventure! Look for part 3!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Hectic Adventure part 1

I like the word hectic. It describes a lot in one little word. Like a trip to Florida.
Yes, I went to Florida for spring break this year with my family, and just got back today. What a trip it was!!! I will download some pics here in a minute of all that we did. But the main reason we were there was to visit a university that my brother might be going to next year. It is called Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and as you can see it is all about aeronautics. My brother is a rocket scientist or that is what he is going to be, and Embry Riddle was perfect for him. Everybody there was into what he is into. And while we were down there we decided to see the space shuttle launch. NASA will only do a few more so we didn't want to miss it. That too was AWESOME!!! I will go into details later. I am thinking of having more than one post to talk about this trip so don't worry, I will mention it.
This post is about the trip down there. We drove down, all the way through the night with out stopping once for a motel. I slept on the floor of our SUV and my siblings slept on the seats. Our parents took turns driving in the night while the other slept.
We were in WI Dells when the battery died and we had to get the SUV fixed. So dad got a county worker to stop and asked him about a place to have it towed to. (Meanwhile we kids goofed off.) The worker told us to call Platt's Garage so we did and a tow truck came from Platt's to tow us away. The driver said we could just stay in the SUV as he towed us and so we did! I had never ridden in a vehicle as it was being towed. Very fun. So we had a picnic while they fixed our SUV, and it only delayed us a bit. My brother and sister and I went exploring in the woods near by and found a cool tree. Very cool. So we left when the SUV was fixed and continued on our merry way. We went through lots of states and cities. But we finally made it after 30 hours in the car!! yay!! We made it to Daytona Beach!

Look for part 2 of the adventure!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

All the music

Man oh man! Have I been busy or what lately! All I have been doing is band related stuff. I had an honor band concert in the last part of January, and plenty of pep band events for school, and a band festival, and now a concert today! Goodness me! Thankfully it is the fun kind of busy. Some of the songs we are playing in band are so fantastic I find myself lost in my imagination as we play. And of course the director makes it fun too.
Another thing is that my birthday was 3 days ago, and all the money I got for it is going to Marching band for next year.(You wouldn't believe how much it costs to be in the Marching band!) And once I save up for that, I have to start saving for a trip to florida that the band is taking next spring. Wow! I have never really had a need for money before, and now it seems that I can't do anything in this world without money.
And of course a random photo of me and my tuba!



Sorry for the long space where I did not write!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Walk around the Capital

Yesterday my sister and mother and I walked around the Capital of MN with 6,000 others to protest Row v Wade. It was really up lifting to go and be a part of it with others from our church and people around the state all protesting abortion of unborn babies. Many people came up to speak on the subject. We all were glad to hear from our Governor and many others that the abortions in our state are less and less and that the people around us are starting to see the affects of their action of abortion.
Lots of people in this nation still believe that unborn babies are just pieces of lifeless tissue that can't feel the pain of death. And women across the country abort their babies because they didn't want motherhood, they only thought of present enjoyment. And because of Row v Wade, men don't have a say in their child's life. Mothers may choose to do with their bodies as they please even though it affects the father too. All this was said at the rally yesterday and it had an impact on me.
Maybe some of you went to a rally held in you state and heard these things as well. Some how I hope to help the cause of those protecting life. I add my voice for those who have none.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Huzzah! Huzzah! I'm back!

Yes, I am back, my computer is running well again, and I am ready to write and post more on my blogs! I had a wonderful Christmas with my family and have some exciting new years resolutions. I also have joined a new writing club with my friends and have tons of stories spinning around in my head. Now the thing is to write them down so I don't forget them. I am busy these days with my band, pep band, events for school,(I play the tuba) but thankfully Band is the only class I take at the high school so I am not so busy after all. I have so many things to write about! I don't think I could fit them all in once post, I sort of need my pictures off my camera to complete all the subjects if you know what I mean. For example I would love to show you this antique china doll I got for Christmas. She is 30 inches tall and has a homemade dress that flows past her feet, she is so wonderful. Don't worry though, I will get the pics on here sooner or later. Darn it! This isn't the picture I wanted. I guess I will leave it.
Man I need to label my pictures better, I can't find what I am looking for, all I am getting here are random pictures.
Here we are. I made a little doll and bed during Christmas out of holly fabric and red felt. I made the doll two years ago to tell the truth, but I made the bed around Christmas.And, the pic below is of the set of the play I was in, also during Christmas.
And since I didn't get to say this before bcause of the crash, I will say it now: Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sad

The reason I have not posted for a few months is because the computer I use crashed. Oh, how sad I am not to have a computer for posting with. I feel like I am neglecting you all. So much has happened since the crash, I find myself almost dependent on writing on my blogs. I guess God is weaning me from the need of my blog.
I am using my sister's computer to write this. Once the computer is back up and running I will flood my blogs with posts, but in the mean time I am just waiting. Look for these posts in January.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

NaNoWriMo Sneak Peek

Yes it is November, so that means one thing, right? NaNoWriMo! The time of year when writers of all ages and talents get together to write novels! Because that is what NaNoWriMo is all about: National Novel Writing Month is what it is abbreviated for.
Now, I have done NaNoWriMo in years past and they all have been a blast, but I wanted this year to be more interesting that before. I had my novel planned before NaNo started and it was my dream plot. It was to be a sequel to last years novel which had fairies in it. Alas though, for this novel I had to wave good bye to the fairies and their Secret Forest. My main character had to find a new world. A land stuck in time. But I don't want to give too much away.
"Into the Secret Forest" was the first.
"Out of the Hidden Past" is the sequel.
"Through the murky Waters" is going to be the trequel*
Now I will give you a sneak peek into my novel. A picture is worth a thousand words.



Welcome to Dover Castle in Kent. (Pretend thats not where it is. Ok?) There is a castle in "Out of the Hidden Past" that just so happens to look like this. Cool isn't it?

*Trequel: A word I made up that means third in a series.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tagged!

Do you like to write?Oh I adore writing! Life would be so boring if I couldn't write!
Favorite books?All Bryan Davis' novels and Christian fantasy.
Do you compose music/write songs?All the time! I love to doodle on the piano and my tuba.
Do you like poetry?Sorta.
Love someone so much who made you cry? Yes, yes. *Sniff*
Broken a bone? Oh Never! Thank God for that too!
Been in a police car? Ha Ha! I don't think so!
Been on a boat? Yup, a cruise ship going to Mexico!
Fallen asleep in school? Well thinking of the fact that I am home schooled I would have to say yes.
Did you sing today? Well yeah because I just got back from church.
KFC, Popeyes, or Church's? What an odd question. I have no idea.
Chick-fil-a or What-a-burger? A-what-a-what-a???
Starbucks of McCafe? STARBUCKS!!!! YUM YUM YUM!!!
What's your favorite time of year? My fav time of the year is the year time of year.
Do you ever talk to yourself? Yes, I am on my way to the nut house.
Do you have a favorite treat you like to buy on occasion? FOOD!!!!! Anything unhealthy! (Occasionally like you said though.)
Do you believe the Bible is the literal Word of God and is infallible?YES of course.
What's your favorite sport? Marching band! Yay! With my marching tuba!
What color is your ipod? silver, boring I know.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? The world. mostly India though.
If you could go to any fictional place, where would you go? My little world where the fairies live and where animals can talk.
Do you love to write or do you just like writing?Heh heh heh! I can control the world when I write!
What do you want to be when you’re a grown up? Costume designer, I REALLY am working on becoming one!
Favorite animal? Elephants. *Baby talks* Cute little guys.
Favorite song?Any sort of lovely music, all music that I might play in band.
Do you like school? Love it!
Are you a people person?Lead me to the party!
Do you like to talk? Yup, I talk to every one I meet and I get some strange looks back.
Favorite food? A favorite FOOD?! Is that a question?!
Hobbies? Oh no don't get me started! Lets just say Sewing and writing and drawing and... it's so tempting to give you the whole list!
Favorite author? Me. Just joking! Bryan Davis.
Favorite weapon? I would have to say my ferrous man eating bunny.
Is this a fun tag or are you getting bored? eh, can't complain.
Do you like Hannah Montana and all those girly people and movies like High school Musical? No. flirts.
What are you scared of? Barney.
Favorite flower? All the flowers in the universe.
What is the expression on your face? Blank faced, mostly with my mouth hanging open.
Color of your eyes? Greenish hazelish brownish dark yellowish.


I tag everyone that reads this and love tags!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Maid in the Forest

Today my sister and I went walking through the woods around our house in costume. I felt like I was really in the Sherwood forest. It had just rained and was quiet out. The grass was wet and soft. A perfect day to take pictures. My sister took pictures of me in my costume so I could post them here.
I couldn't resist the temptation. Ever eat a pine tree?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Medieval Fashions of the cat world (part two)

Here are more fashions for cats set in the medieval era.
This hood hides its owner from the view of unwanted eyes and keeps the weather out. The one wearing it can go about the forest undetected. This is what all cats desire.



Never remove one's hood from their head, or BEWARE!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Medieval Fashions of the Cat World

There is something going on right now called "Maid Marian's wardrobe", An online medieval fashion event, and lots of people will be writing posts having to do with medieval styled clothing.
This is a post written for the Maid Marian fashion event, all the costumes were hand crafted and designed specially for the event. Although it has a kitty twist!

This lovely cat is wearing what was very common among maids in the medieval era.
Note the lace around the collar, and the pink ribbon bow. The hat is as well of the medieval era.
In this view you can see the ruffled lace better around her collar. Her cape is made of a silky fabric. The cape can be worn in both winter and summer and should be worn to a fancy event.
This hat is normally not meant to cover cat ears, it is a real style but it looks like it is meant for a cat.

All cats in this fashion event are volunteers, they are getting paid the same amount salary as other models. The costumes were matched with their personality so they feel as comfortable in costume as possible. Come back tomorrow for more medieval cat fashion updates.