On September 3, 2010, Micayla Patterson died in a car wreck on the way back from a John Mayer concert. When I heard about it that next Saturday I couldn't believe it. Like it still felt like she was still here. I mean I just saw her that Friday walking up the stairs and said hi to her. She as such an amazing person and she let her light shine! She was an amazing person and everyone knew that. She was the type of girl who ALWAYS smiled and always talked to everyone. I had ap chemistry with her last year and I dont know if I could have survived without her. Not that she helped me pass.. but I had so much fun! We had so many good times together. Micayla was actually the one who got me into painting canvas'. She painted one for me and I have it in my room hanging up. She was an amazing, beautiful, and amazing Christian example to me and everyone around her. I miss her smile greatly. But she has inspired me to always be happy and to not take anything for granted because tomorrow isn't promised. Just live life now and always serve Jesus and be the disciple need to be.
This weekend was a pretty busy weekend. First of all my brother and sister came home! Yay! But Corey brought his group of guy friends and Dustin came also. So I already knew this weekend would be good! Well they all came on Friday and we met them at Guidos. It was great seeing them all home. On Saturday morning I had bowling tryouts! I'm pretty sure I made it, no worries, I'm pretty much a stud. hahha. jk.. Okay I'm not but whatever. Later that day we went to the hog game and we tailgated with the crew. My dad was nice enough to let me go the last home game! He's just too sweet. The bad thing about the game was that it was COLD. I was freezing but it was fun! Sadly, they all left.
But good news! Only like one week till my family Branson trip! YAY! I'm so excited and sooo ready for a break from school and just a fun trip with my whole family!
Speaking of family... My momma and dad and me all went to go bowling! It was so much fun! Just some family bonding.. And yes, they beat me.. They were surprisingly good.. I was shocked! But oh well I'll get better during season. (:
I guess you could say that I've been busy or just lazy or I just kind of forgot that I have a blog. The last time I posted was the last day of school. WOW. A lot has gone on since then. I mean of course summer has came and gone and my senior year started and my school volleyball has came and gone and now club ball is starting up. It's been crazy.
Well this summer was probably one of my busiest summers yet. I was only home and not busy for only about one week in June and July. I went to the beach, Uplift, Reno Nevada, helped with VBS, team camp at MSU, workcamp at Camp Wetoga in Georgia, and finally Green Valley Bible Camp. I don't regret it at all. I probably had the most fun summer everrr. And in the summer Corey and Amy were my interns. I LOVED having my brother as an intern and home all summer pretty much always hanging out with him. Also I met Amy and we became really close. But best of all! I am going to get a new Sisterrr! That was one of the best parts of summer. I'm really excited that I get to have Amber as apart of my family.
And now I am in my senior year! WAHHOOO! Finally, I've been waiting for this day for about, hmmm, 17 years now? Ya sounds like it. But ya, It has started and almost half over. It's sad how ready I am to be done. I know I shouldn't "wish my senior year away" like my mom and dad says, I'm just ready to be done and go to OC. But it should go by pretty fast with me ALWAYS playing volleyball. Which leads me to school volleyball. Hm. Ya, the season started off pretty rough.. But it got a lot better. The team finally put our talent together and played as a team, and we got 4th in conference. Which led us to the state tournament. The tournament was probably the most fun I've had. I mean the student section was huge! And we just played well. We lost in the semi's to bentonville, but I wasn't sad it was a good last game and a good end to the season.
Well now to the most recent stuff... Club volleyball. I tried out this weekend but wasn't sure if I was going to play or not because of the players. I didn't know if we had enough players. But we did! So I'm excited to start my season again and travel with my friends! (:
Last Friday night I had my senior pictures! It is driving me crazy on how I don't know what they look like! I feel like they went well so we will see what they look like.
Well that's all tonight. Maybe I can remember to update and keep up with this whole Blog thing.. Even though no one reads it except Corey.. Sometimes.
Finally! Schools out! I never thought this day would come. I'm finally a senior. Passed all my finals. This is a good time. Right now I'm at the beach. Yay! I'm with my family and Morgan. So far, I'm still white. Maybe ill get tan towards the end! Hopefully! Right now I feel like I'm still in school. Its weird.. Well I'll update after the trip.
Well Corey said that I needed to update my blog. So here is it.
My life right now kinda stinks. I mean, I'm still in school and all my friends and family are out. I mean this is horrible. I want summer sooo bad! Like right now, school is pointless. I do nothing in any of my classes... It is ridiculous. I would rather be staying up late and going to hang out at the church with everyone. Not cool at all.
But on the bright side, Corey's homeee! And he will be working with the youth group ALL summer. Its going to be a great summer. And a busy one. I have SO much to do. I have the beach, Uplift, Reno, MSU Volleyball camp, Mission Trip, Green Valley Bible Camp, and then my senior year will start. Hallelujah. Then before I know it. It will be OVER. Then off to OC. Heck Yess.
Hm. Lets see. Some funny stuff has happened to me over that past two weeks.
First off, I hit a curb at Coldstone.. Not only did I hit a curb, but I kinda broke it off...
And thanks to Daniel Ryan, I now have a painted curb in my room. (: So about Thursday I think, my family went to Coldstone again. I found where I hit the curb at...
And here is where I broke it off. I'm so proud...
So the new girl intern, Amy, is staying with us for like a week till she goes to the house she is staying at for the summer. Well tonight we were headed to church and came to a stop sign. So like a normal driver, I pressed the gas pedal to ya know drive. But nooo my car has to like stop and put put along. I felt so cool with my hazard lights on going 5 mph and having cars go around me.. Hahahah.
Well I really should be going to bed now.. Sadly, I have school tomorrow..
Haven't blogged in a while. Been super busy. Mostly with just sitting here on facebook. But also with volleyball. It rules my life. As many of you know, I have volleyball like EVERY weekend. Its crazy. Its my life. But it pays off. This weekend we made it to nationals in Reno! Im so excited. It'll be so much fun.
Also i am SOOOO ready for school to be out. Ap chem is kicking my buttt. Better yet, I just want to be at OC already. Sooo ready for college and to get out of stupid high school.
So now to the serious part, this weekend after my volleyball tournament, I went to the Senior High retreat. I wish I could have been there the whole weekend but I was there only for only half of it. The half that I was there, one thing in particular stood out to me. When Tom was talking about him battling cancer, and about how there were many miracles in the beginning, I was very encouraged. I mean, the miracles he was talking about were things that I wouldnt look at as miracles. It shows me that there are many miracles or things that I should be thankful in my life that I just take for granted, or that I think its no big deal. But the reality of it is, God does so much that I don't even think about it. He has blessed me in so many ways.
Have you ever thought of how great and powerful our God is? I just think about it and it amazes me. He is so amazing! For class at church, we used to watch Numa videos. There is one of them called Whirlwind, I think.. But anyways, in it, it talks about the book of Job. In Job 38-41, God is talking to Job because Job is questioning Him. He's kinda sarcastic in it, which I find funny. He says things like "Do you send the lightening bolts on their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?" He's trying to tell Job all of this so Job wont doubt him and will trust in Him. If you continue to read through the chapters it keeps talking about how amazing and powerful God is. If I'm having a bad day, I just read through the chapters and it just makes me happy. Makes me remember that God is great all the time. He is more powerful than anything and with Him I can get through anything.
Easter. Some people think of this as a holiday. Some people think of it as Lent finally ending so they can eat their sweets, or drink coke, or get on Facebook. I think of it as Satan being defeated by Jesus raising from the dead. Jesus overcoming death. We should be so thankful for everything that God has given us. I mean He sent His one and only Son so save our sins. How cool is that? Also right now, I am watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Watching this also remind me of how I should be thankful of how God has granted me with the life and things I have. I'm so thankful for my life, and for my family and the roof over my head.
So this weekend, as I said, I went to the Arkansas game. I'm paying for not wearing sunscreen. I'm burnt so bad. It's kinda hard to move my legs. Not going to lie. This weekend was an amazing weekend. For one, I've had a free weekend! No volleyball! Also, Corey and Amber came home. I had a lot of fun with them hanging out, seeing movies, going to the game, and shopping. I wish Meagan and Dustin would have came home. That would have been perfect.
Last night i saw the Last Song. It was a great movie! I was afraid that i wouldn't like it very much because usually the books are better than the movie. The book was still better than the movie, but the movie was not a disappointment.
Today i was thinking about what stresses me out. I bet a lot more things stress me out but some things just come to mind. First of all, shopping in messy stores. When im looking around in i.e. Forever 21, there are so many options just everywhere in the store. It just stresses me out. Also paying at a bowling alley, especially at the Springdale one. The people are so rude and i never know in which order to pay. Shoes or game first? I dont know. The last one is getting gas at gas stations. Gas stations hate me. They never seem to work when i want them too. Either the wont pump the gas or take the credit card. It is horrible.
Also today i went to the Arkansas Baseball game. I'm really working on my Chaco tan. Well today, I got a Chaco burn. And a shin burn. I'm pretty sure my shins are as red as a tomato. I hurt. After the game my mom, Amber, Corey, and I went shopping. Ya i said it, shopping. And yes, I actually purchased dresses and shirts and cardigans! It was shocking.
So today is April Fools Day. Honestly I don't this holiday. 1. Because usually the jokes are annoying, immature, or just don't fool me. 2. Cause I'm not serious enough to trick people, I usually just laugh and the joke is ruined. But i will say that i got fooled today. In my computer apps class today, i went to google cause i never like doing my work in there, therefore i google. But on the page it said "Topeka" instead of "Google". I was so confused. So i clicked where it said "Topeka", and it had this whole article where it talks about Topeka, Kansas changing its name to Google. I was so surprised and started yelling it to the whole class. But then they laughed at me and said it was April Fools Day. Ya i know, I'm an idiot.
Well I'm sitting here putting off homework, like always, so i thought that i should make a blog. Why not? I don't really know how all of this works, but i will eventually. Today has been a great day! It's so pretty outside. I've been waiting for this day for so long. Hallelujah! Maybe i can actually get tan! It's doubtful, but i can wish can't I?