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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Putty & Noodles

Hey everybody,

Yesterday, I played with my neighbor and sister outside for practically the whole day, and the thing that struck me as funny was that we played with this silly putty for nearly three hours. Three hours. We just sat on their trampoline, and played with this bright green putty. For a very long time.

We split up the putty into three sections, and then we each formed a worm with our putty. And played that we were worms. :D It sounds really weird, but it was incredibly fun, considering that we were playing worms with putty. Abby and Liv were these tiny little dots, and they were babies, and I was their mother, and once you die as a worm, you come back to life as a different worm. Kind of like the Hinduism view of life (where like they believe when you die you come back as an animal...is that Hinduism? Or some other religion?). Abby and Liv would have their excess putty in their hands (as they were only these little tiny dots, and had MUCH more putty left), and they'd call it their "body parts"...and they'd be like, "Oh, I want to grow a little bit! Where's my body parts?" And then they'd add a little bit of putty to their body. It was SO much fun!! :D

Then today we went to church (Me and some of my friends named Jenna, Jenay, Tory, and Katie were goofing off and then Hannah, Tory's cousin, kept on exclaiming to the teacher, "Ruth, I feel like I'm sitting with a whole bunch of three-year-old's!!" :D), and then went to this restaurant called Noodles. Abby and I were feeling really hyper, and so we went to the front desk where you order stuff, and I convinced Abby to ask the lady there something. So Abby, with this innocent face on, went up to the lady and asked sweetly, "I was just wondering if you had any noodle cookies?" And then the lady jumps, and seems to look at her for the first time. She exclaims incredulously, "What?!" I burst out laughing (like extremely loud), and the lady looks at me, and then at Abby and looks slightly frightened. A whole bunch of people turned to stare at us (due to me laughing so hard). Abby jumps, loses all her courage, and squeals, "Cookies! You have cookies?" The lady glares at her, and says shortly, "Yes. We do have cookies." She points at a basket of cookies (which were right in front of Abby), then turns to the next person and asks, annoyed, "What can I do for you?" clearly dismissing us. We both start laughing really hard (so hard we were crying) and then ran back to our parents (who weren't exactly pleased :D my mom found it really funny, but my dad just rolled his eyes and didn't look surprised). We were going to ask the same lady again, but my dad put his foot down... :D

Blessings,

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Night At the Museum Two

Night at the Museum 2 was SO great!!!

We ended up going. Hannah, me, Josh, Jake and Alex went, along with my dad...and the movie is SO hilarious! I forgot my glasses *sigh* and so Hannah and I had to sit in the VERY front row. We had to like tip our heads back to see the whole screen because we were sitting so far down.
We ate all our popcorn and pop really quickly, and I really wanted more, but didn't want to go get it...I wanted Hannah to go get it, so I was like pleading with her, but of course she didn't :D

The movie was HILARIOUS!! I'm too lazy to describe the funny parts, but, all in all, it's a movie worth seeing.

Then, after the movie, we went to McDonald's for ice cream. Hannah was making art out of her ice cream cone :D

Like the WHOLE car ride, Hannah and I were reliving an old birthday part that one of our friend's had. We were talking about how depressed we were after Caspian and Susan kissed. The weird thing was that the WHOLE day and night before, we had been giggling about it, and talking about how excited we were about it, and then we were moping around the house afterward. Then we were talking about the restaurant Olive Garden that we went too, and how we ordered the same thing (Chicken Parmesan SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!), and how we TOTALLY ruined this one couple's date. We were laughing so hard, and the guy and girl were literally glaring at us. They were like holding hands when we walked in, and then, after a while, they shot us dark looks and stalked out. I feel kinda bad now, but oh well :D Then, before we watched Prince Caspian at the party, Hannah and I were TOTALLY arguing about how much luck we had...really stupid, but fun. We were like yelling, "No, I have more luck then you! My grandparents grow luck on their trees! And collect it, and give it to me every day! And I have luck in my pockets!" etc. etc. :D

It was SO much fun!! :D

Another thing to be happy about is...

*drum roll*

...

We finished cleaning up the American Girl Doll room!!! *hysterical clapping* :D

Friday, May 29, 2009

Faith Around the World

Hey everybody,

I'm part of a group blog called Faith Around the World. I would (and I'm sure the rest of the authors would love it to) love it if you guys checked it out, maybe followed it!

Tonight, me and my brother were hoping to go to Night At the Museum 2 with a couple of friends...but we haven't heard back from my brother's friends' mom yet...so...it probably won't work out, because if my brother's friends can't come, then I can't invite my friend, because my brother's friends live really near my friend, so then we'd have to drive out to St. Michael just for one girl, and my dad doesn't want to do that so...

Yeah. I'm hoping my mom gets an email regarding tonight REALLY soon and that's its a yes.

Right now, my basement is a MESS; on Monday, we had friends over, and one of the kids was a five year old. My sister and I have this semi-large closet in which we keep our collection of American Girl Doll stuff (I don't play with it anymore, but Abby does). Apparently, he went into my sister and I's American Girl Doll Room (Abby, my little sister, had just cleaned it up the day before...she was so proud of how clean it was!) and decided to mess it up. The little five year old told my seven year old brother, "Let's mess up the American Girl Doll Room!!" and my brother said "NO!" but the little kid just went ahead and did it...

So the room is HOPELESSLY messy. Abby went in there to play yesterday morning, and when she opened the door, she beheld beds turned upside down (the bedding ripped off), dolls whom she so lovingly took care of (their clothes unzipped and half-way off) buried under miscellaneous objects, their hair tangled (Abby took pride on how smooth their hair was, but not anymore...even after careful brushing, it still has knots and fraying hairs that won't come smooth), carefully-aligned shoes swept off their shelves and lying in heaps on the floor, tables and chairs turned over, tediously organized accessories scattered around and missing, and treasured objects (such as teeny-tiny earrings) dug into the carpet and lost. *HUGE sigh* She was crying, it was that bad.

Right now, we cleaning up bit by bit, but I have a sinking feeling that a lot of stuff is going to be missing. Luckily, only one bed and a pair of small glasses was broken. I think it's a miracle, what with the loads of porcelain dishes that are stored in that room. The bed is expensive, but the little kid's mom is going to replace it. Well, we're going to see if we can glue it back together and rebend the wires that were mangled, but if that fails, then we're going to have to ask the mom to pay for it. We're missing a whole bunch of little stuff, like the earrings, bracelets, necklaces, small cooking stuff (such as eggs and candles), etc.

It's not so infuriating for me as it is for Abby, because she plays with it a lot, and I never do, but still, I'm pretty irritated. And that's a bit of an understatement :D

My mom called the kid's mom, and the kid isn't allowed to come inside our house for a while as punishment. But the kid is only five and a few weeks...but I think he still should have known better. This kid is mature for his age. He was talking in full sentences when he had just turned four. I can't remember when my siblings were talking, but isn't that unusual? Maybe not. I don't know.

Thanks for letting me vent on you guys :D It's been frustrating, but hopefully we'll finish cleaning up/ organizing/ fixing/ searching this weekend.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

All Along, by Remedy Drive

Hey everybody...

Here is the lyrics to one of my favorite songs...

It’s not everything it seems - the world and its dreams
Slipping like water through my hands tonight
All the things I thought would fill me up inside
Left me empty here - and now I know why

All along I was looking for something else
You’re something else
All along I was looking for something more
You’re so much more
I finally found what I could never see before
You’ve always been the one that I was looking for

All of my castles in the sand - washed away again
And I’m left back where I began tonight
The only thing that can ever fill me up
Has been right in front of me all the time

All along I was looking for something else
You’re something else
All along I was looking for something more
You’re so much more
I finally found what I could never see before
You’ve always been the one that I was looking for


I won’t miss you - I won’t miss you this time
I say I want you - yeah I want you in my life

All along I was looking for something else
You’re something else
All along I was looking for something more
You’re so much more
I finally found what I could never see before
You’ve always been the one that I was looking for


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This Summer...

So what is everybody doing this summer?!

I'm taking this online Northwestern Chinese class this summer, finishing up my writing class, and continuing violin.

Oh, and reading a lot :D Right now I feel overwhelmed by books...I'm reading Eldest, The Silmarilian (is that how you spell it?), The Children of Anduin (I think that's the name...right now I'm blanking out. But it's by Tolkien :D), The Return of the King, The Door Within, Les Miserables (STILL reading it :D), Pride and Prejudice, The Origin of Species (I decided to read Darwin...but right now, fifty pages into it, I'm thinking about stopping it because it's so confusing.), and John Adams by David McCullough. Nine books at a time! Talk about reading too much. :D Every time I sit down, I take a long time deciding which book I should read! But all of them are so good, I can't put any of them down, so...I just end up sitting there will all these books in my hands, torn between which one I should read...and then before I decide, I have to go do something, or my mom wants me to clean up or something...

The only book I'm considering about stop reading is The Origin of Species...To be honest, I'm a little disappointed in it. I was expecting Darwin to be a great writer. I mean, he's called by some people "The Father of Science" or something like that, isn't he? He repeated himself, was unclear, told the readers that his theory was "unlikely"...AGH! I think I just have to quit it. I can see why modern day scientists are ashamed of The Origin of Species.

Right now I can't think of anything else that is new with me, so...
Until next post,

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

YES!

I am REALLY happy because my dad fixed this problem that my computer has with the Follower thing on people's blogs.

I have my own computer, so my dad has put up all these blocks, that prevent me from going on harmful websites, such as YouTube (I know, YouTube isn't all bad, but there are tons of bad stuff on there). So, you know the Follower window on blog that shows all the pictures of people who follow your blog? Well my computer catagorized it under Social Networking, and then blocked it: so I couldn't see how many people followed my blog...let's just say it was SUPER frustrating...

And my dad FINALLY fixed it!! :D

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Updates...

...hi everybody.
I know, Updates is a boring title to my post...but I couldn't think of any other at this moment :D

Okay, anyway, I had my granma, granpa, aunt, uncle, my other aunt, and four cousins over yesterday...and I had a BLAST. My cousins are Austin (10), Olivia (4...I think), Andrew (everyone calls him Andy though) (4 or 5), and Sam (3).

Here is a picture of my favorite cousins (if I had to pick two):



...that's Sam! Isn't he ADORABLE?!





And that's Sam's brother: Andy. They are both so cute!

I had so much fun yesterday. Me and my granpa (everyone calls him Pop-Pop...don't ask me why because I don't know :D) got into a deep theological/ ethics conversation. He loves to talk, I love to listen, so we made a great pair. We talked about SO many things (from evolution to words to how political leaders sometimes twist the truth to try and get you to believe something to how you need to not be totally gullible, and believe everything one tells you) and for about an hour to an hour and a half.

Then today, we went to our neighbors' church to listen to the dad sing (he was amazingly good ;]), and then straight to my granparents house to plant more in our garden. We (the kids; my brothers and sister, and my two awesome cousins, who are two boys ages 13 and 8 I think) planted with the adults for a long time, and then we went back into the house, drank root beer, then went back out. Finally, all the kids just sneaked away because they were so tired of planting, went back inside and drank MORE pop while watching The Suite Life on Deck/ Wizards of a Waverly Place (I don't like the second show much...Alex, the main character, is just plain mean and has a sassy attitude all the time, and both brothers [even though their sort of funny] are totally obsessed with girls...which gets awkward).

And now I'm back home at 6: 10 pm. I got back like twenty minutes ago, and we went to their house at 11 in the morning :D But now the rest of our HUGE garden (fifty feet by fifty feet with TONS of vegetable plants) is planted, so now we just have to go over there to weed...yck.

Blessings,

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Help!

Okay everybody...

I need your honest opinion.

Do you, the readers and followers of my blog, think that I need a new title for my blog? I'm not satisfied with it (Live, Laugh, Love & Write)...and I need to be completely happy with my title...and I'm not. So what do you guys think? Do you dislike it; do you love it; do you think I need a new title?

*Aggravated sigh* I have been trying so hard to think of a new one...and I failed miserably, and came up with totally lousy ones.

Any suggestions?

PLEASE comment!

Later,

Last Night

Hi y'all,

Last night we went to a small group that we have with two other families from our church. The family that hosted the small group were building a patio (did I spell that word right?), and so all the kids and adults helped for a while; digging turf and clay up in the back, and hauling gravel around the house. It was actually really fun :D We worked the whole time, eating dinner as a break. What I thought was really neat was that a whole bunch of neighbor kids and adults walked over, quickly grabbed a shovel and a wheelbarrow, and started working. There were TONS of people! It was so awesome.

After a while, my friend Delaney (the small group was at her house) and I went inside (at like eight thirty-nine o'clock) and brought out dessert bars. I had two plates, and she had two plates, and we had a contest to see who could get rid of all the bars first. We were only supposed to give one bar per person...but the contest got desperate, and some kids ended up eating around seven :D

We were running around, shoving the plates under peoples' noses and waving them around, saying wildly, "Take one! Take one! Mine, not hers! Don't take hers, they're horrible! Mine are better! Hurry up!" Kids just kept coming back and taking more :D

But I got rid of my bars first, so that's good. :D It was really fun.

My granma and granpa are coming over today, so I'm looking forward to that.

Blessings,

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Dwarf Fan Award...

Hey everybody...

So my brother has been wanting me to make a Dwarf Fan Award...so...I made one.
the 'e' in 'The' is kind of faint, since the setting of the words is 'overlay'...so...yeah. But it's there...not a typo :D



Anyone who wants it can have it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Babysitting!!

Hey everybody,
I'm so excited 'cause I'm babysitting my young neighbors while their parents go out to a play or something. I'm leaving in like an hour; I'm going to be there from 5:30 to 11:00 PM...

Blessings,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Look?

Hey everybody,
So does anybody like my blog's "new look"?
I'll make a poll...I'm not sure which one I like better...so PLEASE tell me what you think.
Until next post,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

...More Pictures

...And I made more LOTR avatars...










The second one says Nine Rings for Mortal Men doomed to die. In case you couldn't read it. The last one says One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. It's a little hard to read, 'cause the font's so small. I should make it bigger.
Tell me how you like them!
Later,

Blog Awards!

Hey everybody,

Okay, so I made some awards. Keep in mind that I JUST got a photo-editing software TODAY...so I have not had much time to practice. And tomorrow, Hannah's coming over to show me the basics...so I figured the stuff that I know out by myself...I have never done photo-editing before. So the awards are a little...weird.

This is not an award, I just made it, and, I admit, I'm rather proud of it; just wanted to show y'all... :D




I award this one to any Eowyn fan; even though it's choppy, feel free to take it.



Okay this next one, is for any LOTR fan...which is a ton of people. Again, it's choppy, and NOT original at all, but you can take it if you want to...



I'm going to go make more. I'll probably be back soon with more awards/ avatars.
Later,
Bekah
PS I accidently deleted my signature for this post... *smack head* ...and can't get it back onto this post. So it's just a regular Bekah for now. I really AM dumb when it comes to blogging tricks... :D

I'm Bored...

Hey everybody...
I'm bored. I put all my awards that I got from people up on my blog...Looked for templates, couldn't find any that I liked better...then the one I have right now, I mean.
So now I'm bored.
I'm going to go make a whole bunch of awards to stave off my boredom.
I'll probably publish another post awarding the awards.

Later,

New Title?

Hi, Everybody...
I've been thinking about a new title.
What does everybody think about Inner Beauty versus Live, Laugh, Love & Write?
Along with the title Inner Beauty, I would have the verse: Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. First Peter 3: 3-4
Let me know what you think.

Blessings,

Monday, May 18, 2009

Signature And New Template

Hi Everybody!
Guess what, I got a signature! :D
And finally (FINALLY) I got a new template!! Whoo-hoo!! This is a temporary one; I'm going to search a lot harder then I did for a cuter one. I am SO glad to be rid of my old one! *wipe brow in relief*
Until next post,


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Updates...

Hey everybody...

Last night I have to say I watched the most awesomest movie in the world (besides the Lord of the Rings series). It's called The Matrix...and it is SO AWESOME!!! Of course, it is rated R, so there was some language and awkward moments, but, if you got past that, it is the best movie ever.

For those of you who don't know the basic concept of The Matrix, it's about how the world we are living in is all lies. A world made up of computer codes, written by evil guys who are using humans to power his machines. It's really mind-boggling. Seriously. That night I just laid in bed thinking about it...wow. Plus it's a real nail-biting movie...there are tons of really tense moments where the suspense nearly drove me mad.

Today, we went to church...I LOVE MY CHURCH! My teacher is SO awesome! Our lesson today was about how a lot of people let their hearts harden because of the bad experiences they went through, and how, as Christians, we can't let that happen; we need to turn to God and let him turn our hearts into a "sponge". She (my teacher) compared a rock to a sponge, and how a sponge soaks up water, but a rock doesn't. My teacher, Ruth, went through a ton of hard stuff, one of which was a divorce. But it was incredibly hard; combined with some other really terrible things. And she's so nice, and fun, and she definitely doesn't look like all these things happened to her. She actually started crying, and it made the lesson and the pain she felt so much more meaningful. Plus I know tons of great girls there who are really fun...and just...my church is really cool. :D

I'm going to go edit somemore.

Until next post,

Bekah

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Fellowship of the Ring

*contended sigh* I have so many books to read right now. I am planning on rereading The Door Within series, along with The Inheritance cycle, and The Daughters of Blessing series, but right now I am rereading... *drumroll* The Lord of the Rings!!!! (It deserves those extra exclamation points =D)

I have only read The Lord of the Rings like once, all three books, from cover to cover; but I have reread my favorite parts of the trilogy numerous times. I just started The Fellowship of the Ring this morning because I had a long car ride.

I had to go to this honor ceremony thing that I was invited to (along with my older brother) because I scored "exceptionally high" on this test I took...yadda yadda. I wasn't too excited about going...but the whole thing was overall okay. I was extremely nervous that I would like trip up on stage or something and embarrass myself in front of a ton of people, but nothing of the sort happened. *wipe brow in relief*

Me and some other kids (there was only one other girl...and she didn't look very friendly, so I just stood by myself) lined up and walked into this auditorium, and sat in the front row. The other kids in different grades sat behind us. The parents/ teachers/ relatives (a.k.a. the audience) sat in the rest of the seats behind the students. There was a big stage, with flowers and a pulpit, and all these chairs, in which sat honored teachers and important people.

For the first hour, people in really formal clothing stood behind the pulpit and lectured everybody on the "importance of learning" and how this was "a key to which opened many doors" and how we needed to "study hard"...I enjoyed the first forty-five minutes of the speaking, but after a while, it got a little boring. My favorite part was when this young man stood up and spoke; he had just graduated from highschool, and he had won all these awards and had even met the president, and was accepted into Harvard (which is one of the best colleges there are in the United States)...in short, he was really really really smart. The woman who introduced him heaped a ton of flattery on him; I could tell he was just a little bit embarrassed on how she set him up on this kind of pedastal.

After all the people were done talking, each student was called up to walk on stage, get a medal, shake hands with these people, and receive a certificate. So this woman called my name, I walked across a seemingly endless distance of stage, bent my head, got this medal hung around my neck, shook hands with another woman who was extremely smart (she had won all these awards), shook hands with another guy who was smart, got a certificate from him, and walked off the stage, and up these stairs and out of the auditorium. Then I got my picture taken, and then went back into the auditorium to watch the rest of the students get awards.

Then, when everyone was finished, we got to go get a cookie and juice, and this gift bag (in which contained a variety of things...among which was this REALLY awesome pen!), and then we left. That was at like eleven thirty. My family and I went to Red Robin, and then went home. We got home at about one o'clock, and then I sat in my room for three hours and listened to music, read The Fellowship of the Ring (a lot...), painted my nails, did my hair, and just generally sat around. I finally went back down, and here I am on the computer.

How did you guess, I need to go edit some more.

Until next post,

Bekah

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tag...Again.

Here is...another tag.
~*~*~
How old are you? Almost twelve. Note the use of the word ALMOST. I'm almost twelve. In like a month.
Is this your first tag? No.
Have you ever moved? Yes, twice. I dislike moving.
What is your favorite animal? Eagle, lion, wolf, dolphin, and dragon.
What is your favorite movie? Lord of the Rings, no doubt. I also like The Ultimate Gift, Ratatouille, and countless others. But definitely my favorite is Lord of the Rings.
What is your favorite book? the Inheritance Cycle, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, and too many more to even mention...
Are you an elf? Yes...well...partly.
Who do you like better, Eowyn or Arwen? Arwen.
How long have you been riding? I've only ridden a horse like twice in my life; once when I was a little kid, the second last year.
Who are your favorite Lord of the Rings characters? Arwen, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Eomer, Eowyn, Galadriel, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Faramir, Boromir, and...for some odd reason I think the Dark Riders are really awesome. Strange, I know.
Do you get a lot of homework? No, I'm homeschooled.
Do you think tagging is awesome? It depends on the tag.
How many times a week do you ride a horse? I don't ride horses on a regular basis. I have only ridden a horse twice in my whole life.
Do you like blogging? Most of the time.
Do people think you're strange? Ask anyone that knows me, and the answer will be...YES! :D
Do you like getting comments on your blog? YES!!!
Do you like getting new followers on your blog? Definitely.
Do you get bored easily? Hm...I guess...depends on what I'm doing and who I'm hanging with.
Do you have an awesome blog? Um...hopefully...
How many followers do you have? Currently...24.
What was the scariest moment with a horse you have had? Well...I'm a wimp when it comes to horses, and the one I was riding started galloping at really random moments, and I'd scream, and everyone would look at me...and it was embarrassing more then scary.
Who do you like better, Sauron or Saruman? Sauron...he's awesome. :D Saruman creeps me out. I hate his beard.
Do you like school? Most of the time.
Are you a good actress? I guess I'm pretty good, but not like brilliant or anything.
Do you like music? YES!!!!!
Do you like taking personality quizzes? Depends.
Do you like long or short posts? Both.
Are you easily entertained? Depends.
Are you going to tag someone else? Yes. I tag...whoever wants to do it.
~*~*~
I need to go edit more Aleska; and, on top of that, I'm editing another one of my friends' stories...so...I have a lot of editing to do. I'm only on page 51 of Aleska, and only like page 10 of my other friend's story. But I like editing...it's fun. *roll up sleeves*

Bekah

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tag

Hey everybody,

Okay, so here's the rules for the Arwen award thing. I don't know how to upload the award on my blog, so I'm just doing this for fun.
  1. Say your three favorite Arwen quotes,
  2. Say your three favorite Arwen gowns,
  3. And post it on your blog.

My favorite Arwen quotes are:

  1. "Your time will come. You will face the same evil, and you will defeat it. The shadow does not hold sway yet...not over you....not over me."
  2. "Frodo, don't give in! Not now! What Grace is given me, let it pass to him. Let him be spared. Save him."
  3. "But there was also life. You saw there was a child, you saw my son!"

Sorry, Hannah, you used the last two, but I really like both of them, and I didn't remember any other quotes that I really liked...so...yeah.

Okay, my three favorite Arwen dresses are:

  1. The dress Arwen had on when she saw the vision with her and her child. It was like this silvery cloak that had a hood. It's SO GORGEOUS.
  2. The dress that she wore in The Sword That Was Broken scene. *dreamy sigh* that also is a beautiful dress.
  3. The bright green coronation dress that she wore at the end...I think. This one I like a lot, because there's a headress and everything. It's beautiful.

Bekah

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Well...Happy Mother's Day!
I've had a really fun weekend, and Mother's Day is the perfect way to finish it off.
I have to admit I have the best mom ever!!! She is the GREATEST!!!!! No doubt about it. She is loving, considerate, forgiving, hilarious, goofy, and just downright fun. (Probably every kid thinks that their mom is the best :D)
At my church, my class made these bracelets, for Mother's Day to give to our moms, that are actually really pretty. (Heehee they were so beautiful that I was tempted to keep it jk I wouldn't do that, but they seriously are really gorgeous) It has a crystal pearl in the middle, and then colored crystals and silver balls circling it. My teacher spent quite a bit of money to get enough beads for all the kids! She is awesome.
This summer, my church is having a lock-in for the seventh-and-eighth-graders, and that would include me. Next year, I'm gonna be a seventh grader. My friend who is in the seventh grade right now calls me a "sixie" to annoy me :D We have been in seperate classes for three years, and so now we're both super excited for next year, when we finally get to be in the same class!!
I'm really excited for the lock-in, which is where everyone stays up all night. It's June 12th though, so that's a while away.
Hm...I'm trying to think if there's anything importantly new with me...
Well not really. I'm re-reading the Door Within series. I really like them, even though the author uses double punctuation marks (like ?! at the same time...grrrr...I mean, like in emails and my diary and stuff, I use double punctuation marks, but in a published book, it just doesn't seem to fit.), which, for some extremely odd reason, really bugs me. I don't know why.
I have to go edit more of Hannah's story... *sigh* heehee I'm only on chapter two, if I don't edit more, and soon, she's gonna kill me. Which wouldn't be good. Because then I couldn't go to the lock-in. Which would be sad. :D
So...off to editing I go.

Bekah

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Editing, Editing, and...More Editing...

Hey everybody,
Yes, as you can guess from my title, I'm editing. Editing what? Hannah's story, Alehska. It's quite good, actually, and I guess you could say it's fun. I mean, I'd rather be writing, but it's fun.
So yeah. I have like 50 comments so far, and I'm on page 16.
I'm waiting for my online class to start. It starts at 3:00, and it's 2: 37 right now...No, make that 2: 38.
Yesterday, for my co-op, we had track and field. We (Hannah, Hannah L., and I) hung around the park until it was time to start. The first activity my class had was softball throw. I totally stunk, and won bronze. Which is third place. Out of three people. Heehee. Next was 50 yard dash, which was fun. There were three heats, and the two best out of each heat competed in another heat. I won my heat, and, with Hannah, went into the final heat, with four other kids, one of which was my brother. I'm not sure which place I won, if any, in that heat.
Then we did three-legged race which was AWESOME by far my most favorite activity. I was with Hannah, and during the practice rounds we stunk (I kept tripping over Hannah's feet), but then we suddenly got really good (don't ask me why :D) won second place in the real race-thing. After that, we did a basketball relay, which was really fun. We lined up in two lines, and then had to run and dribble the ball to a certain point, and then dribble back and hand it to the next person. It was so much fun. Then we had a snack, and then did this broad-jump thingie, and then we had lunch. Hannah L. had to leave, so Hannah and I ate lunch, then sat on the bleachers and talked, and then got bored, and so then we went to the baseball field. The field was dirt, and the outfield was grass. For about twenty minutes, we pretended like we were in the Sahara desert (which was really stupid, but fun :D), and then we decided to write God loves you, John 3: 16 in the dirt with our shoes, in HUGE letters. So we did that. My shoes and pants were incredibly dirty but it was really fun. Heehee. I got SO much dirt in my shoes.
After that, I had to go. Mom had to run errands.
Ah my class is starting.
God bless,
Bekah

Sunday, May 3, 2009

An Edited Article

Hey everybody,
So I edited this article I wrote a while ago...


Self-Confidence

Self-confidence means, obviously being confident in yourself. Some synonyms to the term ‘self-confident’ are: confidence, poise, assurance. Sometimes I feel ugly, fat, and dumb. I don’t know about the rest of you, but a lot of times, I struggle with my self-confidence. For us girls, especially, adding insecurity is one of Satan’s favorite ways of discouraging us and weighing us down, sucking us into the trap of worldly doubts and sinful desires. Regardless of our appearance, or our weight, or the size of our brains, we need to hold our heads high­—if we stand alone or if we are surrounded by friends—confident in the knowledge that God loves us for who we are inside, not what we look like, or if we have rolls of fat on our bellies or not.
Today’s society is built on the base of appearances. In most places, even church, the pretty girls are popular, and the ugly girls are not. You’ll have friends if you’re pretty, you’ll have no friends if you’re not. Girls start wearing make-up at earlier and earlier ages, and why? So that they can be more beautiful, of course. My mom started wearing make-up when she was sixteen, and a girl I know is wearing cases of make-up, more than enough, at the age of ten. A few of the welcoming questions that some of my friends ask on meeting are, “How do I look?” or “Do you like my mascara?”
Today’s society thinks that self-confidence comes from outward appearances and popularity, and, often times, how many people have crushes on you, or if you have a cell phone or not. The kind of self-confidence that us Christians should have is in the soul. Your outward beauty will fade quickly. By the time you are fifty, your beautiful hair will be grey, your smooth skin will wrinkle. Whatever beauty you had, you will have no longer. Confidence in your appearance will not last. It is fickle, and transitory. But your inner soul, where your beauty should be, will never fade. You cannot bring your outward beauty of your youth to the Throne when you die. You can only bring your inner self for judgment.
The point I am trying to make is this—Self-confidence really comes from liking your inner self, not what you look like. And liking yourself, not what you look like, comes from the knowledge that God likes you. In fact, he does more than that—he loves you—forever.
So if you’re struggling with liking yourself, please remember that God loves you. I know that this is tough, but remember, when you stand alone, outside the crowd of giggling girls, that God doesn’t care if you’re overweight, or dumb, or if you are the ugliest girl on the planet. Make sure that your beauty lies within—not without—and that you can always walk through the crowd with your head held high, confident in the fact that God loves you—forever—and nothing can change that—ever.
Here are some verses that I found encouraged me on the issue of self-confidence:

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 1 Peter 3: 3-4

But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. Romans 2: 8

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Matthew 23: 25
Bekah

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Abigail's Birthday Party

Hey everybody!
Abby had her birthday party sleepover yesterday-today. She invited her best friend whose...eight...I think..., and two sisters who are like eight and five.

They came over, ate dinner (pizza and strawberries), and then did this awesome craft. Mom bought pots, and each girl had a pot. Then we spread this cement thing over the pot, and then stuck these beads into the wet cement thing. It wasn't cement, but we called it that. The whole party, the girls would point to each other and say "you have cement on your arm!" We got it all over us. Heehee.

After that, we opened presents. Abby got this bead making kit, and...agh...I think it was...oh I'm totally blanking out right now...Oh yeah, this knitting thing.

Then we had cupcakes. Each girl made her own cupcake. Well, decorated I should say. Mom and I made the cupcakes earlier. We spread frosting and stuck peanut butter Mnm's into it. They got cupcake crumbs ALL OVER! Themselves, everyone else, the floor...everything. It was funny, but it wasn't fun to clean up.

Then they went down and goofed off until dark. I went to bed 'cause it was late and I was worn out, but apparently they had a flash-light treasure hunt and bonfire w/ s'mores.

I woke up at five o'clock to girls giggling loudly. Everyone woke up. I went down there with them. We ate candy, danced to music, and played the "monster game." It's really complicated, and boring to explain, so I'm not gonna tell you how it works.

I went up and made chocolate chip waffles, and, with my mom, served the girls and their dolls. (It was an American Girl Doll party.) After that, they played American Girl's, and my mom and I went shopping at the Albertville Mall.

We came home...and the girls are still here. We played outside on the neighbors' trampoline. You see, one of them is our neighbor, and the other two sisters' dad and older brother is playing golf with my dad and older brother...so it's like 3:00 in the afternoon, and they're still here ;D.

Well gonna go write ;)

Bekah
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