September 30, 2011

See you at the Pole

Credit to MS Word Clipart (not my school)
See you at the pole is a youth event that goes on all over the world. It's where kids from schools all over go to their flagpoles on the last Wednesday of September. They go there to pray for their communities, their teachers, staff, their freinds, and any other thing they want. Since I actually go to a school now, I went to experience this for the first time. It was amazing. People I didn't know, elementary kids, and even new friends I have met were there. We had a 5 minute time for silence and anyone during that time could pray openly. What's really amazing about this event is that you can say anything you want in prayer, and you know you won't be judged. Then we broke into groups by elementary, middle school, and high school. We even had a teacher who came by and prayed for a minute "before she became a teacher"! Incredible experience. You go to school half and hour (about 20-30 minutes) before school starts, and pray for that time. You can choose to open in song or do it any other way.

So this event took place last Wednesday, and they do it once a year, so it really is great to have this opportunity. Later, last Wednesday there was a youth rally at our church, where we hosted a time of worship and prayer with 8 other youth groups in our area! The whole sanctuary or "worship center" was filled with teens from 6th-12th grade. I met a few new girls, and got to pray with them and it was really an unforgetable night.

I just thank the Lord that we live here, in a free country where we can worship and think anything we want without the consequences that other countries have. I pray for those countries, and the leaders there, that they might learn to have and give the freedom we have someday.

God Bless America!


It's already my weekend again! This week went by so fast and I'm so glad.

Today we don't have school and next week we only have three days because of conferences on Thursday and Friday.

I feel bad for all of my friends who have school today. I can only imagine how sick of it they might be by now. (haha and it's only 9 am)

Anyway enough complaining... This weekend will be fun!

Beka will be coming over later to stay for the whole weekend! Eeekkk I'm really excited and just a hint if you know Beka, this should be an interesting weekend!

Erin has a friend over right now and tonight my parents have a church meeting with a few friends.

My hardworking dad is well... at work! :)

Brothers finally aren't fighting or crying! (Thank you, Lord)

My littlest sister is coloring in our dining room and is surprisingly quiet :)

And on Sunday I get to work at our coffee corner, to earn some money for Fall Fling! (That's a different post though) So all in all it's going to be a fun and busy weekend!

Wishing you all an awesome weekend as well, and I'll try to blog again soon!

Off to homework...

September 21, 2011

NO Homework

For the first time since the first day of school, I don't have homework!

I was so excited and relieved because yesterday I had homework in every subject except for two.

I got to finish math in a different class since my friend and I are a bit ahead in that class anyway. We even got cupcakes in that class for two birthday celebrations.

It was a great day. The weather is cold, but amazing.

You know why I love the weather right now? Give up?

Because when it starts to get a little bit colder, it means... its...


This week is Spirit week, and it was the 3rd day to dress up. I might be going to the pep fest at our school on Thursday afternoon, and then I'm probably going to the Homecoming game in my hometown.

What are you guys excited for this week?

September 19, 2011

My Weekend

So as I said before, I was going to have a "small town weekend".

Well I had just that. It was perfect. So fun. With awesome friends.

On Friday night, I got to go to a friend's house for a campfire for fun, and to just hang out.

On Saturday night, I went to Beka's house for her "pre birthday party" because it's actually this coming weekend.

The girls at Beka's party!

We had sparklers and fire crackers at Beka's party! So fun!!
I haven't laughed that hard in such a LONG time... Thanks guys for an awesome weekend!

In between my fun events I had a sleepover with Beka after her party, went to youth group, finished my homework, and slept. :)

Seriously. I love weekends. They just go by too fast.

Last night I was so tired, and I didn't have much energy. So I'm still getting used to youth group on Sunday nights. It's been ok, but also different. Although it's only been 2 weeks.

Have a great Monday night everyone!

September 15, 2011

A Small Town Weekend

This weekend is going to be great. My weekend starts today because we don't have school tomorrow.

Tonight, I'm probably going to chill with my sister Erin, and maybe attempt some homework. Maybe.

Then tomorrow, I'll be hanging out with some of my friends and I'm so excited!

Then on Saturday, I'll be going to Beka's Birthday Party!

So that's my small town weekend! Hope yours is just as great!


P.S. School was great this week! So fun, despite all the homework. Sorry I was kind of slacking on blogging... My life is busy!

September 12, 2011

ValleyFair 2011 {again}

I got to go to Valleyfair again this year - It was a blast! I'm so glad I got to go again. This time I went with a couple of my friends, and here are some pictures from my second and last trip of the summer:

The night ended perfectly! The view with the sunset was beautiful! We went on the ferris wheel last and it was great! Wishing you all a great school year... and here's to Summer 2012!


September 5, 2011

My Summer Summary

Ok, so I thought I would write about my summer. I think I said I was going to, but I'm not sure. :) I did a lot of fun things this summer, so it might be hard to remember them all. So if I forget something don't be offended. It wasn't on purpose. lol Here it goes...

  • This summer I hung out with my family a lot. We moved this summer, from the house that we all grew up in, the house that we brought my little sister from Ethiopia home in, and the house that my parents built 17 years ago. So we were pretty busy for a while with all those details. We've been outside a lot, and with a park near by it's pretty fun. We've made the trip to the cities, a couple times and enjoyed some Ethiopian cuisine. YUM! Also as you know this past weekend we got to have fun at MOA. It was a blast!
  • YOUTH GROUP! This summer in youth group has been a lot of fun! We started a new summer series called: Gospel Journey-Maui! That was a lot of fun. It was basically a TV show series where we watched a video each week, and then discussed it in groups. REALLY interesting! We also had a lot of fun events. We started the summer with a kick-off party with inflatables (so much fun), also took a trip to MOA, and my favorite was going to Bunker Beach! This summer has gone way to fast, and if I could rewind, I would!
  • I also spent a lot of time in my church this year. We moved a lot closer to our church, so it's in walking distance. So it's been fun to walk there early every Sunday morning, and see how quiet it is! I volunteered with child care, in nursery, and I was a crew leader in their annual VBS! It was blast!
  • I had an amazing time at ValleyFair this summer with my grandparents, sister, and cousins. I wrote a whole post about it and you can read it here.
  • I spent a lot of time with my friend Beka this summer! I think we had about 3 sleepovers, hung out with her at the pool, and saw her at least twice a week all summer. She goes to church, and youth group with me. I think I'm going to ValleyFair and sleeping over with her this coming up weekend! One word: EPIC!

Summer is finally over... *sigh*. I probably missed somethings, and I'm sure my friends will be telling me what I missed. Oh well! I think I might have one weekend left to have some fun, and then the school year will begin non-stop until Christmas. :) Then it will start again after that. haha You get the point!

Here are some pictures from my summer!

Celebrating the Fourth of July!

Youth group trip to MOA - Erin & Beka

We had a ton of fun going on all the rides!

My parents and littlest sister outside of the Ethiopian resturant.

Youth group praise band! We had a worship night and it was a lot of fun!

Beka and I got manicures and pedicures together!

ValleyFair with my cousins, Erin, and grandparents- August 2011!

I also did a lot of babysitting! This is 'T' and 'K'!

Here are some links of things I missed: (If you're interested)

Enjoy your last taste of freedom! :) A happy Labor Day to everyone!


September 2, 2011

This is Real Life

This is real life.
When beds are not made.

When there are clothes all over the floor and not put away.

When your closet is stuffed with clothes and everything else.

When projects sit and not touched for days.

When homework awaits to be done, but you wait longer and longer to do it.

When you hear siblings fight from every corner of the house.

When your mom wants the house clean, and you try to clean, but get distracted easily.

When you know it's lunch time, but still no one starts to make anything.

When you want to make plans this weekend, but your hardworking dad and some of his "not-so-great" employees are stuck in a smelly place trying to catch up from all the mistakes made by some "not-so-smart" people.

When you miss friends, but know that you can't ask your mom to do another single thing, or she just might burst.

When siblings are told to do things, over and over and OVER, but still don't listen.

When the phone rings every 5 seconds, when you're trying to get something done, and you wish you could chuck it out the window.

This list could go on forever. Really it could.

But I know that the more I type these things, and not fix them the list might just never ever end.

So I'm off to do my jobs. To finish my work. To please the Lord in every way I can. With patience.

I'll blog soon,