Sunday, August 31, 2008

Salvador - What Would It Be Like

This video will defintly get you thinking so I decided to post it. What if we, as christians, decided to step out of our comfort zone to make a differance. Imagine the effect it would have.

Friday, August 29, 2008

State Fair

Yesterday our family went to the state fair out towards Syracuse. We all got up early, hopped in the car, drove for several hours and successfully beat the crowds. We had a lot of fun.

We started out with the cows. There were so many I wonder how the judges pick from so many. While visiting the calves two boys brought out bottles so we could feed them. Audra discovered her true talent in feeding calves.

Apparently the sheep at this fair wanted to protect their identity so we decided not to pry too much.

Mom and I saw one the goats doing this and thought it was quite funny. I guess he just needed a little boast from his friend.
After visiting the Animals we went over to the ride section. After Alicia and I had both rid a ride, we discovered that Mom had accidentally dropped the tickets. Oh well the ride section was never my favorite part anyway. We ate lunch instead. I certainly had my share of bacon yesterday. I had a bacon burger for lunch and a BLT for dinner. Personally, I liked the BLT better.

Every year a artist makes a sculpture out of butter. It was pretty impressive let alone that it was made out of butter. This is this year's butter sculpture. It was quite amazing.

Just like the Butter sculpture a sculpture out of sand is also made. This too is amazing. The picture is of only part of the entire sculpture. There was also a ship and a rowboat to the right of Poseidon and both had pirates in them.
Overall we had a lot of fun. I took a lot of pictures and would have taken even more if Mom and I hadn't thought we had lost the camera. Luckily dad had it. We finished off the day with some soft ice cream. Yum!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I was surfing our family camera, wondering what to post when I found this picture. It's pretty cool.

Today, I went to visit the school to get my schedule since school starts in a week and discovered that I am only going to have lunch every other day. This really annoyed me but whatever. I hope to see if I can fix it but I'm not sure if I can. I really don't want to take another advanced course on top of what I already have. Especially if I'm missing lunch.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Trip to Grandmother's House

Yesterday we took a trip Grandma's (and Grandpa's) house. As soon as we finished eating lunch we all jumped in the car and scooted off to their house. I took a quick pic of the Erie canal as we drove over it.

We found grandma on her back porch watching the birds when we came. I never got a chance to take a picture of grandpa because he was taking a nap.

Alicia set up this playmobil house with grandma's extensive playmobil set. I turned of quit nice. Unfortunately she had to pick it up when it was time for dinner. We had a scrumptious meal there too and after we finished Aunt Martha, Ben, Hannah, and Uncle James stopped by to drop off the sleeping bag we left a cousin camp. Oh, and you can't leave grandma's house without some skittles and a life saver. It's just the way it works.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Strangers (or neighbors) in you front lawn

Today, while over at my Sam's house (Sam is my best friend), we were called over by my sister and Sam's Sister (who are best friends also). They pointed out that there was a family picnicking on their front yard. I asked Sam if he knew them and he said he didn't. Audra however told me that we knew them. They turned out to be our neighbors and they had asked what Audra was doing here as she had biked up to the house. We decided to leave them alone and not tell Sam's mom knowing she would make them leave. We decided it was just way to funny to make them leave. Hey, they were brave enough to have a picnic on stranger's front yard that's good enough for me. We almost told them that there was a public swimming pool in the backyard. However, we couldn't leave without a picture.

So what would you do? Would you make them leave?

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Pet Peave

One of my pet peaves is when my sister runs around with a broom and my other sister testing all of the fire alarms and screeming once they go off. I'm not sure why they find so much Joy in this but it certinatly drives me crazy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

$100 Calculator. Yikes

Today, Mom picked up my calculator that I needed for Math. It costed just under a hundred dollars because I needed one that was higher tech since I am taking a 9th grade math course or Algebra 1. I'm not so sure yet what made it cost a 100 dollars compared to the regular 15 dollars. I wonder if all the teachers sat together and tried to figure how to make it as difficult as they can for the kids. We never even use half the buttons on the device. Like for instance, I don't know what the tan, the sin, or the cos buttons do. Oh well maybe I'll learn about it this year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Five Cobras

Left to Right: Makela, Tye, Me, Caeden, Alicia

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Extreme Makeover- Home Edition

Extreme makeover came the other day to a neighboring town near us. Today we went to see them as they were demolishing the barn that was near the house. I took all the pictures as Mom talked with a stranger about how their houses need extreme makeovers. I certainly can not disagree with Mom there. The old house is still standing and the extreme makeover team is planning on demolishing it tomorrow. We didn't see anyone really famous but it was still see construction workers (who all had "extreme makeover: home edition" logos written on the back of their shirts) running around. However we did see a guy that was the location manager and he came over to the crowd and was talking to my dad. He explained that Tye Pennington was not at the house today because he was at the other house (supposedly they do two houses at the same time). He was interesting, however he was constantly interrupted with people trying to get a hold of him as he was talking to us. One of the times he got stop by someone who was on the wrong channel and was yelling at someone which he was very amused by.Here is the old house. It was in pretty rough shape and the roof looked like it was falling in. I'm not sure exactly when the show is going to premiere but I do know that it will be sometime in November so watch for it.

This really doesn't have anything to do with the rest of the post but what ever. My family was eating dinner when I asked Mom:

"Do you remember the time when you almost ran over Sherman's tail with the lawn mower and he ran all the way to Phoenix St."

"No." she replied.

" Good because it never happened."

That is a good sign has not gone crazy. At least not yet anyway. It will probably come before I know it. jk

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Bucket List

I was tagged by Melimouse. I am suppose to list 8 things I want to do before I die. How exquisite!

1. I want to go up to a random stranger and pretend like I know them.

2. I want to visit another continent and I want to visit Florida (because everyone has been there except me).

3. I want to complete a half iron triathlon.

4. I want to start a church. (quite a challenge)

5. I want to dress up in a potato sack (maybe smear some mud on my face), knock on a stranger's door, and beg for money. (of course it's really not the money I want to do it for)

6. I want to build a tree house that consists of more than one tree.

7. I want to get married and raise a family and maybe adopt a few kids. (Christine is quite inspiring)

8. I want to serve my savior!

Some of these things are kind of not that important in life but oh well. Some of them are just for my amusement. I tag who ever thought that this was cool and wants to do it themselves.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cousin Camp!

The past few days I've been away at cousin camp and at Aunt Martha's house. It was a lot of fun here are some pictures.
Here's cousin Joe swinging around his giant Zucchini

Here's Aunt Rachel taking Kotty for a walk on here Rollerblades. Personally I thought she was crazy but maybe that's just because my dog pulls a lot.

Here's Ben going down the zip line which is a lot of fun.

Here are my two sisters, Audra and Alicia and cousins Ben and Micheal

Aunt Rachel made pancakes for breakfast. Yum!

After breakfast, Ben, Micheal and I had a scooter race which was a ton of fun.

Here's All of us.

Top: Ben, Hannah, and Steven

Bottom: Alicia, Audra, Me, and Micheal

Friday, August 15, 2008

Spray painting my dresser

Yesterday my mom and I spray painted my dresser

^This is before^

It was a nice dresser like that, it just looked like it belonged in a little girl's room.

^This is After^

We also had to change the handles so they would match a little better.

I won't be able to post tomarrow because I'm getting together with all my cousins. (rachel's and martha's kids)

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Today was sort of a lazy day since it was the one day that my Mom doesn't have to clean a house (which she does once a week to bring in a little more revenue) or watch other kids.

Here is a picture of my sisters (the ones on the swings) and our next door neighbors, who often play with my sisters, on the swing set which hardly ever gets used anymore. They are also the kids my Mom watches on Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Finnished Product

We finnally finnished painting my bed and it looks awesome. It looks a lot better then it did when it was white.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Scenery on the way home

On the way home I toke a few pictures of the scenery. They turned out really nice.

Here's one of the local lake.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Rollin' in

The Clouds seem to be rolling in again. We've seemed to have a lot of rain this summer. It's kind of delayed our work on the furniture. The local farmers might have a bad crop because there hasn't been a lot of sunlight for growth. However, sometimes I like the rain it gives me a good excuse to stay inside and be lazy.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Spray painting

Today I am spray painting my bed with sam and my mom. It's quite fun.

The to pieces have a fresh coat of primer. The second one's only half done because we ran out and my mom had to run back to the store.

This is sam complaining because I accidentally cut him. Poor Sam.

Oh, and I ate a plum for lunch.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Tonight we are having produce (aka corn) for dinner.
This is my dog sherman that would probabally love to help us eat the produce. Sorry sherman you've all ready had you dinner.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Recently I've been reading the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. It's about a Pastor of an early church in Isreal who is trying to convince the members of the church about the benifits we get from Jesus dying on the cross. Many times he compares Jesus to the high priest. Normally throughout Jewish history the high priest would be the connection between God and the isrealites. So in a way Jesus sacrifed himself, he could do that because he hadn't comminted any sins, so he could take the place of the high priest and be our connection.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fashion Modeling

Today Alicia and Caeden, my neighbor decided that they wanted to do a fashion show and made Audra and I be judges. It was interesting. To the left is Alicia's outfit for the wilderness round. She got 28 out of 30 from the judges. Caeden's outfit was a little strange so I decided not to show it.

To the right is Caeden's outfit for the casual round. He got a 30 out of 30 from the judges.

This is Caeden's outfit for the foreign round. He got a 23 out of 30 especially because he didn't even know what country he was modeling for.

This is Alicia's outfit for the foreign country round. She was modeling for Japan. She got a 30 out of 30.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kickin' cans

Yesterday, I was having a ton of fun just kicking cans.
oh, and my sister and I just made a new blog called coke momments just incase you haven't noticed that cokecola can there.