Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I haven't been on this website in almost two months, so I guess there might be a lot to say, but who knows how my blog will turn out this time! The last two weeks of August and September have been a blast!

Unfortunately, school started on like the 23 or 27 or something like that, so we've been in school for about five weeks know. If you think about it, that's one eighth down, only seven more to go! The whole governors school shebang is going better than expected. When we received interims, I was almost positive I was going to have a B because I had never done something like this and it was all knew to me; the homework, studying for tests and even quizzes, etc... I got all A's and I was stoked! Yep... I'm a nerd. I'm probably one of the most nerdiest kids out there, but that's okay. I'm taking an AP course, and so far that is really easy. Our second test is tomorrow, and I hope I do well. I've studied a little bit here and there, but I mostly studied tonight. We'll see.....

On top of school, I also go to an early morning bible study (a.k.a. seminary) at 5:50 in the morning (and you thought you had to get up early....pah!) The teacher is totally awesome and completely spoils us to death but that's okay with me! She gives us pretzels, muffins, cookies, etc... on most Mondays, and then she does a complete breakfast type thing like doughnuts, waffles, eggs, bacon, etc... some Fridays! I love it, but not only for the food! Our teacher does a great job!

The second day of seminary, my bestest-estest friend moved here from Utah. She probably thought our family was like the total stalker, because we found where they lived and brought them brownies, but that's okay. Jordan, my best friend, goes to the same school as I do! We hang out a lot and do crazy things! Probably our favorite thing to do is talk about guys! There aren't that many "cute" ones, but there's a few....

So my next best friend, Megan, is totally awesome too. The three of us always have a blast! The only thing that would make it better was if Megan went to seminary also! Then it would be a party all the time!

So on weekends I do the usual thing a girl does; talk about boys, hang out with friends, surf the Internet (especially clothes stores!), sleep, eat, etc... I also babysit, but that's okay! Sleep is my favorite thing to do when I'm not with friends, so I'm going to go get some shut-eye right now....

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Shopping With My Dad

Two weeks ago my mom went with my brother to Cub Scout Camp and so my Grandma came up and stayed with us while my dad was a work. While mom was away, two of my favorite stores were having sales. My grandma couldn't take me because she was taking care of all the other kids, so I asked my dad if he would take me.

On Saturday night, my dad and I went to Kohls. At first I thought Dad was going to be a boring shopping companion, but I always shop with my mom so I didn't want to this time. When we got in the store, we were looking around and saw some cute items, and so I started trying things on. When I was showing Dad, he would give me another thing to try on, so I ended up trying on like twenty things. Surprisingly, Dad had some pretty good taste. Granted, there were one or two things that I personally thought looked like they fell out of the ugly tree and hit every stick on the way down, but that's okay. I ended up getting 35$ worth of clothes. I bought a really cute pair of plaid shorts that are yellow and brown, a brown shirt to match the shorts, a light pink shirt, a red and white shirt, and an orange striped polo. Dad's favorite was the red and white shirt, which is cute. The shorts and brown shirt will be my first day of school outfit. Then, there was this really cute shirt/hoodie/jacket type thing that you layer. It was black with pink and white circles/bubbles. We weren't sure how much it was, so we asked the cashier how much it was, and she replied, "18$", so I said I didn't want it. Then, my dad bought it for me!

When we were leaving Kohls and driving home, we stopped by this restaurant. Now this wasn't just any old restaurant, it was a sushi restaurant. Dad has been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time, so, with a great wind of courage, I tried the RAW FISH, too. It was not my favorite! We tried RAW crab, tuna, salmon, yellow tail, shrimp, and red snapper. Not my favorite...

Saturday, July 28, 2007


I have babysat a lot of times, but tonight was my craziest experience EVER!!! One of my friends was having a family reunion and the adults were going out to dinner, so my friend Erin, my sister, and I babysat all of the cousins (there were fourteen of them).

In the beginning we were all painting a background for a talent show we would later have. The two year old then decided that she needed a makeover, and got paint all over herself! Erin and my sister bathed her while I took care of the rest of the kids. They had dessert, and the four year old kept spilling her ice cream-what a sticky mess!

After the two year old got bathed, we split the older kids and younger kids up to practice for the talent show. Erin and I were teaching the younger ones the song "Baby Bumblebee". Then my sister called me into the older group. One of the boys was coughing like crazy and ended up puking his guts out. Of course, if my sister or Erin handeled puke, there would be a bigger mess, so I took care of that (YUCK!).

When we figured out that the boy was sick, we settled everyone down to watch a movie, and two seconds later one of the baby twins woke up. She was screaming for twenty minutes!!! Finally the parents got home and it was all good, but still the craziest babysitting I've ever done!

Monday, July 23, 2007


I seriously bet that I have one of the craziest extended families ever! For vacation this year my family went up to Maine for a family reunion. My grandpa on my Dad's side has been married, divorced, married, divorced, etc. and so seven of his kids and his grandkids got together to meet!

Since I have such a big family, we drive everywhere we go because plane tickets would be way to much! It was an sixteen-eighteen hour drive (It depends if you have little kids having to pea every ten minutes or a dog that rides along!). We drove about 400 miles one night and then stopped only to get up the next morning and get back on the road! Everyone was tired of the car and we arrived in Maine at 11:30 p.m., I think.

If anyone has ever been to Maine, it is really pretty! My grandpa owns this bed and breakfast type thing, and it is right on the shore! The beach isn't sandy, however, but rocky. The little kids enjoyed picking up the rocks and just randomly and aimlessly throwing them. My little sister and I collected sea glass. She ended up with eighteen pieces and I only had thirteen, so she was quite satisfied. We went on the beach a lot.

We visited Bar Harbor (or as people from Maine would say "Baa Haa Baa"), and Catillac Mountain was only five minutes away, so we went up to the summit and walked around the little paths. Also, they have this ginourmous rock that is called Thunder Hole, and when the tide is right, it makes a thunder noise. See, the rocks have naturally formed a hole/cave thing, and as the water rushes in and out, it sounds cool.

Nobody can ever forget about lobster ( "lobstah") night. We had one hundred lobsters come in alive and we boiled them and ate them. However, before we ate the lobsters, my dad made us watch a video entitled "How To Eat A Lobster". It was kind of pointless, seeing how I didn't eat lobster!I don't like the taste of them. While all the lobsters were in the cooler still alive, us kids had fun picking them up and posing with them for the many paparatzis we had that week! When all the lobsters were cooked, everyone started pigging out and those who didn't like lobsters, like myself, settled for mac & cheese and hotdogs... yum!

Since Bar Harbor is a major tourist attraction, we went to downtown and looked in all the shops. It was so nice, that everyone and their brother were walking around, so it was hard to maneuver a stroller and eight kids. We went home after the first six or seven shops and told my Aunt we would meet her back at the house. On one of the overcast days, Mom, Vicki (Grandpa's wife), my sisters, and I went back into downtown and bought ourselves some souveniours. I bought a sweatshirts.

And in our spare time, my brother, Zac (he's my uncle, but we don't call him that because he's only sixteen!), I, and sometimes an extra person played monopoly. Since Zac was the banker, we were suspicious that somehow a little "petty cash" slipped into his money pile because every single time we played, he won.

Now for all my aunts and uncles and cousins! At the reunion, I met my Aunts/Uncles Stephen, Natacha, and Amy. There were more there that I already knew, however. They were Uncles Chris, Malachi, and Zac and my Aunt Tara. Now, here's all the cousins I had: Jacob, Daniel, Jonah, Alexis, Siara, Hailee, and Zoe.

So we arrived back home Saturday night at some late time in the night, and when we walked in we had a new dishwasher, a new swink faucet, and a new toilet downstairs! My Grandpa on Mom's side came up and repaired everything while we were away and my grandma had done our laundry and vacummed!

I'm sooo... glad to be home and in my own bed now! This past week has been a whole lot of fun and I think we should get together as a family every year!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Most SPAtacular Party Ever!!!

One of the girls I sometimes babysit was having her tenth birthday party, and my sisters and I were invited. Her party was on June 15, but I was too busy to write then. I had heard about what they were going to do at the party whenever I came over to babysit, so I knew it was going to be awsome!!! Plus, the mom, Michelle, is a really creative party planner.

It started off by going to CiCi's Pizza in our pajamas. Even Michelle wore her pajamas! We ate pizza, and I was kind of just there to observe and watch so when I had a little girl I would be prepared! Anyway, Michelle had typed up a scavenger hunt for the girls to do while they ate. When we first got to CiCi's, the little girl's were divided up into to teams based on the fabric on these cute headbands Michelle made. You and you're teamates had to finish the scavenger hunt, and I checked them and made sure all the points were correct (which they weren't, so it is a good thing I checked). The two teams were stripes ad polka dots, and the striped team won.

We went back to Michelle's house were all the girls would be pampered. First, we all did the green facial masks that open up your pores or something like that. Once we had those on our faces, we laid in a circle and put cucumbers on our eyes. The cucumbers were suprisingly cold! Once we laid there and let all the women take pictures, we wiped it off our faces. Then, I helped with the foot spa thingy, which is like a pedicure foot bath. I was in charge off rinsing it out after each girl used it so nobody got athlete's foot or anything like that. All the girls paired up and did eaachother's fingernails and toenails. Michelle had one of her friends who does hair and massages and stuff come over so that all the girls could have their hair done really fancy. It took her a long time to finish all 15 girls, but they looked really cute. While the girls waited in line for their hair appointments, they got to make bath salts. It was a really cute idea, but by the tme it was all done, their was baking powder everywhere and the whole house smelled like a peppermint!

Of course, what would a party be without a few games?!? Michelle had a few games that were related to spas and beauty with little prizes you could win. The prizes were things such as lotion, combs, brushes, notepads, shampoo, etc...Also, she had goodies, sprite, friut, sponge cake, chocolate fondue, marshmallows, and grahm crackers instead of a huge cake. I was in charge of the fondue fountain because it wasn't working properly at first.

And to top it all off, she had to have the cutest little gift bags in the history of party gift bags!!! She sewed little bags that were in the shape of a lip using all different types of girly fabric. In the bags she had slippers, a stuffed animal, some lotion, and some candy. It was sooo.... cute. All the little girls kept saying how they wish they were still in school so they could brag about how good this party was and junk...

It truly was the most SPAtacular party EVER!!!!

Friday, June 8, 2007

School Dances

Yesterday was the last day of middle school for me! To celebrate, we had a formal dance for only eighth graders. Everyone dressed up in dresses and suits and danced the whole night-everyone but me. I just think it is wrong when the parents don't care the length of the girls' dresses. More than half were up high on their butts, and when they dance the fly up even more. Then the girls who had dresses that had no sleeves were pulling them up every three minutes. The dancing was a little inappropriate, also. Some girls had their butts all over some other guy and some guys had their hands where they shouldn't be. Nothing good can come out of that type of dancing. It was just really inappropriate and I didn't want to engage in it, so I didn't.

Now, I really will miss all my friends. One is moving to Japan, and the other two are going to a different high school than me. It will be kind of sad, but I'm not the type that cries at the drop of a hat like most girls. Everyone knows that those girls are going to go home and call each other, or get on the Internet to IM. I'm the person that can't wait till high school!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Bla, Bla, Bla

The baby turned one today. He is so cute! Mom had to work, so we are going to do his little cake tomorrow. He is so cute. However, he still doesn't sleep very well , which is annoying sometimes.
All the little kids that I babysit are so easy to put to bed. All I have to do is make them a bottle, hold them for 5-10 minutes, lay them in their bed around 8, and walk out. My baby brother doesn't fall asleep until 10 or 11.

Last week, my mom's friend came over and helped us do our flower beds since we have no clue what to do. However, for some reason, everything we touch dies. I'm trying to keep everything alive, but it never works for me except it did one time when I was in fifth or sixth grade, I don't remember. We ate this watermelon one summer day, and I had all the black seeds on my plate. At the time there was nothing in the flower beds, so I decided to try and plant them. I planted three just to experiment, but I completely forgot about them. So a couple weeks later my brother was mowing and weed-whacking when he saw this huge vine and little green circular shapes. He called Dad and he informed us that it was a watermelon plant. Anyway, no one knew where it came from and I piped up and said I had planted a few a couple weeks ago. Amazingly, they actually grew and I never really even watered them! There was another time when I was growing pumpkins, but that is a different story, and the story didn't end so well.

This past week I have been trying to get my hair cut. On Monday when Mom picked me up, we went, but the lady that cuts Mom's hair was busy for the rest of the day, so we didn't get it cut. The next day Mom called and got an appointment for Thursday at 5. I was really excited because I haven't really gotten my hair cut since the summer of 2005. So I came home from school and asked Mom when we were going to leave and she told me that the lady quit! She went to work at a different salon, and so I have to wait until either Tuesday, Wednesday, or maybe even Thursday.

My fifteen year old brother, Mom, and I went to Old Navy today. Mom was looking for these shirts that you wear in the pool to block the UV rays or something to help prevent skin cancer. Dad asked her to look for them because us kids spend the majority of the summer at the pool, and it is completely in the sun. Back to what I was saying. She took my brother and I with her to look for some summer clothes. A lot of the shirts were on clearance, so I got two, and some flip-flops. My brother thinks I have to many flip-flops, but you can never have enough! Shorts and capris are too expensive so I didn't get any yet. They are like 30 bucks, and that is too much money for me to spend!

I only have one more SOL and I am so happy! They are such a pain in the butt. Anyway, we have a three day weekend which means more sleep for me!!! Only 8 more days of school left. Summer can't come soon enough.

Monday, May 21, 2007

SOL Month

I absolutely hate SOL month. Today everyone took the math 8 SOL, and so everyone that had already taken the geometry or algebra 1 SOL didn't have to take it. Instead, we had to go into the gym until testing was done so that we didn't "disturb the testing environment". At about 9:30, after the little kids had gone to school, I called mom using a cell phone in the gym. Our school has crappy service except for in the band room and in the bathrooms, so the first time I called, it didn't work, but the second time it did. I called and asked if she would pick me up since we were just staring at each other for three hours. Mom did and we went out to lunch together. It was fun.

My sisters took an SOL today. I have one on Wednesday, fun fun fun...

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

For some reason, my mom despises Mother's Day. She thinks it is stupid that you would celebrate. Part of the reason is because in our church, they assign two people to speak on the topic of motherhood, and Mom would rather not hear about someone's mother and their "great deeds". Then, the men always give the moms a rose and some kind of cake or dessert. Mom is never in a good mood on the weekend of Mother's Day.

So my brother, dad, and I went out to get something for mom, and of course the fifteen year old brother had no clue what mom would want. We were in Target looking for the right thing, and so we went down the scrapbooking isle. Mom uses these little flowers in her pages, and she told me that eventually she wants every color. So I told my brother and he said: "Are you freakin' kidding me! These cost seven bucks for little decorative flowers? Obviously I'm going to be paying for the glass jar. I wanna see her using these!" Anyway, he bought two different colors for her.

Dad bought Mom an iHome for her ipod. I suppose she likes it and she said thanks and all, but that's it. We went to Best Buy to find it and shopping with dad is a nightmare! For Father's Day, I might just get him those things that jockeys put on the horses' eyes so that they can't see the other horses, that way Dad won't be able to see whats on the other isles.

I just got Mom shampoo, pens, peanut m&m's, and a frame. Next year, however, I might not even get anything because she hates the holiday, so why bother.

I am a little mad right now, so I'm leaving.

Friday, May 11, 2007


I seem to be bored a lot lately. In between school and home, there really isn't much to do. All the teachers are freaking out because of the SOL's coming up. I know I'm going to pass all of mine. Also, the are making us watch these gay videos on high school transitions. They're acting like high school is going to be so "scary" and that "we need to be prepared".

I can't wait till high school. Since I made it into Governor's School, it makes me one hundred times more excited. My best friend made it also, so that will be fun. My brother had to take an AP test today...hope he did well. He's stayed after school a bunch of times to study for it so he probably did well. I have a geometry SOL on Tuesday and my brother got a perfect 600 hundred on it last year, so I want to do the same. However, no matter how hard I try, I always miss one or two questions at the max.

My mom and I made these really cute clipboards this week for the elementary school teachers. You can see how to make them by going to and searching for "altered clipboards". They turned out really cute. I painted them, and Mom stayed up until one o' clock putting teacher quotes on the boards.

I didn't go to school today because my mom took my sister and I to some country store. It was pretty cool, I guess. At least it was better than sitting through boring class after boring class. School is just so boring, and my worst grade is a 97%, and that's geometry! All my other classes I have a minimum of a 99%. Anyway, my eight year old sister, three year old brother, and I all went with mom. The three year old saw a bunch of candy and junk and he was like, "Mom, look! We're going to need that!" It was pretty cute. The baby, however, screamed the whole way there and part of the way back.

Old Info:

My fifteen year old brother, Dad, and I were asked to thoroughly clean this one house so that it might sell easier, so we said we would. However, this wasn't the ordinary little dirt here, little dirt there house. This house was previously occupied by mice AND someone living in it. It was very gross! Anyway, there was mouse poop everywhere and so we were going to clean it. My dad estimated the job to take maybe ten hours at the most, so we went over there on Saturday and got started. We didn't make that much progress, so we hired my sisters as really cheap labor. We also went over Sunday afternoon, and after working for eight hours, we had only cleaned one and a half rooms. We were paying my eleven year old sister 4$ an hour and my eight year old sister 3$ and hour. We were only getting paid 400$, so after eight hours, we decided to fire my sisters. Anyway, the job is still not done, so guess what I'm doing this weekend.

Mom is now sleeping form her major lack of sleep. I'm starting to feel really tired myself, so I might just go take a nap or watch t.v. with my sister.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Just Some Info

First off, I made it into that Governor's School program!!! I am really excited to start ninth grade now! This week has been crazy. I have to so this science fair experiment and then I have a geometry test tomorrow-fun. I'm so excited...

On Tuesday, the three year old and I were playing outside. He is extremely terrified of bugs, and he screams every time he sees one. Since it's spring, there are caterpillars everywhere. We were swinging on the swings and there was one on the floor. He started freaking out screaming, "Megan, Megan! The bugs are going to eat me. They will crawl in my shoes! Pick me up! Pick me up!" Boys are supposed to like bugs!

Got to go eat dinner. I can't wait until school gets out so I don't have to get up in the morning!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Staying up until midnight and getting up with the baby at seven tires me out! About seven o' clock I started feeling really tired. Now I know how my mom feels when she only gets a maximum of five hours of sleep a night. How does she get anything done?

Today my seven year old brother had a birthday party to go to. It just happened that he likes the birthday girl, and whenever we mention her his face goes beat red! Anyway, the party was up at their elementary school playground, so my mom took the little kids up to play. She let the older ones stay up and play, and that my six year old brother very mad. My mom brought him home and he refused to get out of the car. Mom lost her voice, so she didn't yell at him or anything. A couple minutes after my mom came in the house she said, "I beat you he is walking up to the playground." So I ran outside and, sure enough, he was marching his little butt up there. That didn't fly too well with my mom and dad, and buy did he get in trouble.

You haven't lived until you've gone shopping with a very excited six year old. Mom, the six year old, and I went to the grocery store and he kept asking for things. Example: "Mom, can you get some of this spaghetti and meatballs (a.k.a. Chef Boyarde)? It's only one dollar!" So Mom of course said yes, and then turned to me and asked if I would like some. I said no thanks, for they call it Beefaroni, but I call it barfaroni! Also, when we were doing the self check out, he accidentally scanned something wrong and made us have to start over. Now I know why my mom likes to go shopping alone.

We were eating dinner, so I sat down at the bar stools. Dad asked my to fix drinks for everyone, so I did. Then, when I went back to sit don, the seven year old had stolen my seat. I said, "Hey, I was sitting there, silly." So he replies, "You move your feet, you lose your seat!" The reaction in the kitchen went something like this: "Ohhh... you just got burned. You might need some ice to cool off that burn!" What lovely family support on my side...

Still haven't gotten a letter from the Governor's School people. That means they will probably send them out on Monday! Keep your fingers crossed...

Journal Writing

Something Definitely went wrong with that friendship bread. When I pulled it out of the pan this morning, it was all liquidy. I tested it and everything just to make sure it was done, and the knife came out clean. We're going to try and make the bread in a couple of days and my mom's going to ask how her friend does her so well. Maybe I just wasn't made to cook....

So Mom got home from work at about 11:30, and I went to bed around midnight. The oh so cute eleven month old started screaming at seven, so I went in and got him. Lucky me only got seven hours of sleep on a weekend! At first the baby wouldn't stop screaming, so I gave him a cinnamon roll, which he enjoyed. He was fine for an hour or so, but then he started fussing again. So I fed him some oatmeal and now he is fine again. Mom took my seven year old brother to a soccer game, and my older brother and Dad are on a camping trip. Therefore, I am the one babysitting.

I have a lot of really lame projects due in the next couple of weeks that I really don't feel like doing. Let's see... I have a science fair project, a band portfolio, and band paper, and just the everyday homework. Most of my homework comes for my geometry course. Geometry is really easy, but it's time consuming and it takes way to long. I'd rather be doing something else, like quilting. I think I'm going to make a rag quilt today. The first one I'll make has trucks on it and it's really cute. The second one I want to make is a ballerina quilt for a little girl. I think that one will be so cute! I have about six I could make. The two I listed just now and then I have a monkey one, a duck one, one with crazy designs (that one's for me!), and a froggy one. I've already made two: a sport one for a little boy and the first one was a test to see if I liked making them, so I gave it to my little brother. They're pretty fun to make, but snipping the quilt takes forever!

That's pretty much all I have to say right now!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Something May Be Wrong!

Okay, so the cinnamon rolls were pretty good, but the friendship bread is a different story. For some odd reason it's taking over an hour and a half to bake and it's only supposed to take an hour. I followed the instructions (I think!) so I'm just going to hope I made it correctly. My mom's friend's bread tasted really good so I'll have to ask her how she did hers.

My mom should be arriving home from work any time now. Good thing, too, because I'm getting a little tired, but at least the baby is asleep. My eleven year old sister is playing some random driver's ed game and the music is really annoying. All the little kids are asleep. My nine year old sister was so tired today she fell asleep on the couch at about 7:30 watching Disney Channel. She was not in the best mood today, but it happens to the best of us.

It was Saturday or Sunday night and everyone was having a little ice cream. The eleven month old baby wanted some too, of course, so I was sharing. Then when I went to take a bite, he screamed at me (I guess he thought it was his) so I screamed back. This went on and on and on and on and I think you get the point. It was hysterical. That is one baby with a very strong opinion!

So we were eating dinner tonight and my cute three year old brother says, "Megan, can you hook me up with a drink?" It was very cute. He knows a lot of things third graders don't even know just from growing up with older siblings! The other night we were saying family prayers and the three year old says to my dad, "Good night my brother from another mother!" You can just imagine all ten of us rolling on the floor laughing!

My mom just pulled up and I have to go see if that dumb bread worked.

Just Starting...

My mom just started her blog, so I thought I might give it a try. Like she said, there's ten of us, so life is a little more hectic than most. I'm the second oldest. A few things I like to do: writing, rag quilting, babysitting, and earning money. I don't enjoy cleaning, spending money, getting in troubel, etc...Some of the things we do are crazy, but we probably aren't the craziest family in the world.

The past couple of months I applied for a school program called Governor's School. It is a rigourous program for high school students. Anyway, we had to do this formal interview, and we are supposed to find out if we were accepted or rejected anyday now. I've been checking the mail daily and still nothing. My brother is in the program and he thinks it's pretty fun. I guess with me being the youger sibling, he sets the par, so I try and do a lot of things he does.

My mom and I made cinnamon rolls today (even though it's spring/summer) and I'm just waiting to eat one! They smell pretty good. Later tonight I'm gonna make a bread called Friendship Bread and the first time I read the recipie I was disgusted. The second line says "the fremented dough" or something like that. But then I went to babysit for one of my mom's friends and hers tasted really good. However, if the bread doesn't turn out right, we can always pitch it!

Tonight I'm babysitting because my mom is at work (can you imagine taking care of eight kids all day and then working part time) and my dad and brothers are going camping. Well, that's the cinnamon roll timer. Have to go try one!