Monday, January 24, 2011

Birthday Recap

Last Thursday was a really fun day. It started out with donuts for breakfast, which was a surprise and real treat. I went crazy and got one chocolate with chocolate icing and sprinkles and two chocolate glazed ones. Gees!  After breakfast Mom went to the store and Josh and Lindsay wrapped my presents (that's when I did my Sweet Sixteen post).

After they got done we played Monkey Ball together. We played monkey bowling and monkey golf. It was tons of fun! ;)

After that we watched Toy Story 2. We hadn't seen it in years, so that was really fun, too.

Mom got me some roses while she was out. They're really pretty and smell so good!

Picture Time!!

For supper I picked hamburgers and French fries- my absolute favorite meal. Mom made it.  It was SO good! Thanks Mom! ;)

After supper Mom and Lindsay cleaned the kitchen while I fed the pets their supper. Then I opened presents. Some of the things I got are-

Books- Sherlock Holmes Volumes 1 and 2, Pearl Maiden, Lysbeth, Homer's Odyssey (about a cat), Dewey (about a cat), and Huck (about a dog)
Finding Neverland DVD and Master and Commander soundtrack
Pajamas. They're SO cute. They are purple and have sock monkeys on them. ;)
Picture frames. I really needed some to help decorate my room, and the ones I got are so pretty!

 After opening presents we had cake. I got an ice cream cake. It was chocolate cake with chocolate icing and mint chocolate chip ice cream. *happy sigh* I just wish we had more. ;)

My birthday plates. C-U-T-E. :)

And that pretty much brings an end to my day. I had a geat one!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet Sixteen!

Today is my sixteenth birthday, y'all! :)  Okay, so for the past few months I've planned on doing a sixteen random things about me post. So last night I sat down and was going to write it out so I wouldn't have to spend so much time on the computer trying to think of things. Now that it's morning, though, I think I'll make a new list. Here I go:

1. I always write in script. Whether it be school, letters, lists, etc... I always use script.

2. The cutest dog ever follows me around all day, every day. Really, he does. The only reason I can come up with as to why he does is that I'm the one who feeds him.

3. When I have some, I chew a piece of gum almost every day. Bad habit, I know.

4. I think it would be so cool to have a real pair of cowboy boots. Ya know, the $200 kind? Oh, and a hat to go with it, of course.

5. I am not a plant person. I like them, but just don't like taking care of them. Maybe that's why I don't have a garden or anything.

6. Sometimes I love school and sometimes I really don't like it.

7. I listen to music about 10 hours every day. When I'm doing school, cooking or baking, doing chores. About the only time I don't have my heaphones on is when I'm wathcing TV or reading.

8. Because of #7 I have to charge my ipod at least once a day, sometimes twice.

9. This year I'm writing down all the books I read. So far I've read eight, almost nine.

10. I love these earrings. They are totally me.

11. One of my favorite songs right now is "Temporary Home" by Carrie Underwood. Definitely one of my favorite songs of hers.

12. My favorite soundtrack composer is Hans Zimmer. Love his music!

13. I've been sitting here for an hour. So much for my other list to save time.

14. I'm a total country girl and don't like big cities at all.

15. When I'm done with this I'm going to play Monkey Ball with Lindsay and Josh.

16. I can't wait for Inception to get here. It's coming from Netflix and will probably be here next Monday or Tuesday.

I. Am. Done. That took way too long. It was fun, though.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Movies I've Seen Lately

Josh has finally gotten me and Lindsay to watch some of his superhero movies with him. And you know what? I've actually liked the ones I've seen. Them being-

Iron Man 1 and 2-

I love Robert Downey Jr.'s hair in the Iron Man movies! He's had some pretty bad styles and this one is definitely my favorite.

Aren't they cute together?

Now I'm looking forward to Iron Man 3 in 2013! It's supposed to be the last of the Iron Man movies, so it'll be a trilogy. Too bad it has to be so far away. ;)

Me and Lindsay got the Iron Man soundtrack with our Swagbucks and it's really good! :)

Batman Begins-

I really liked this one. It was more of a serious movie, but it was good. The casting was great!

Christian Bale made a great Bruce Wayne/Batman

Cillian Murphy was a good Dr. Jonothan Crane/Scarecrow

And Katie Holmes was a good Rachel Dawes

The Dark Knight-

I liked this one a little better than the first. One thing I really didn't like was that they got someone else to play Rachel Dawes. I didn't like Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel very much.

The Joker was pretty weird, but I didn't think any weirder than other villains in movies. That doesn't change the fact that he was very strange, or,  "A freak!"

The motorcycle that came out of his car was pretty cool. :) 

Looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises in 2012! Like Iron Man, this one is supposed to be a trilogy, too, so no more after the next.

We have The Dark Knight soundtrack also. I really like this one.

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So, those are the movies I've seen lately. ;)


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ice and Icicles

Since the snow (we ended up getting 8 or 9 inches) there has been ice and icicles. The icicles will melt some during the day, and then that water on the ground freezes up during the night.  There are small, cute icicles-

To really big ones-

You can't really tell in the pictures, but the two really big ones are about 3 feet long. And, no, I'm not exaggerating. Pop said so himself, and Pop doesn't exaggerate like I do. So there. ;) Talk about steer clear when they fall!

Then there's ice-

Right now we're pretty much not walking on concrete areas and just staying in the snow. It's much safer. ;) I don't know when the snow is going to melt. Today the high is 34 degrees. This is the first day it's supposed to be above freezing temperature in about a week. It's been minus something at night for the past week, too. Yikes! : O

For now I'm just enjoying winter and not really looking forward to summer. ;)


Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Josh!

Today is my brother Josh's eleventh birthday! I can't believe he's eleven now!

Josh, you are a great artist. You have to know more about superheroes than anyone else... ever. You're tons of fun, handsome, sweet, the only one who will ever play checkers with me, and funny. Thanks for being such a good brother. Thanks for being you.

Love from your sister,