Saturday, February 27, 2010


This is one of my bestest friends Elise ( I like to call her Elise Jordan F). If you don't know her... you should!
Elise was in Santa Clara this weekend and found out that I am only about 45 minutes away, so she called me up and was like "hey, if its possible I think we should try and hang out"
so I worked some magic (actually I just talked to my mom and she said it was fine), and I got to spend this evening with her.
It was wonderful! and just what I needed.

We haven't seen each other since JULY so we had a lot to catch up on. We just chilled in her hotel room, on very very comfortable beds, and talked for about 2 hours. She's one of those friends who I don't see very often, but when I do it's like we were never apart and we always have things to talk about, we could talk for hours I'm pretty sure and never get tired of it.
I just really cherish her friendship and I'm glad I got to see her. She makes me happy.

After a while we started talking pictures with photobooth. I just love photobooth. It cracks me up everytime.

Also I was just playing with my camera and the shutter on the way home. I liked how the colors in this picture turned out.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Some of the youth group at my church are participating in the 30 hour famine today and tomorrow. I am not doing this year, but I went to play with the worship team (my first time playing in front of people in a loooooong time), and also talk about my trip to Africa. My parents did most of the talking, but I was there to add random comments and to pass around pictures.

This is some of the stuff we brought to show.

It made me really miss Africa... like a lot! I really loved it there and I hope I can go back someday.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


These are my personalized converse. My cousin Ryan got them for me for my birthday last year and sent them to me at camp. I love these converse so much, but I don't wear them that often. That's why they're still hecka white.
Once again I'm watching American Idol, and once again I'm asking myself why... WHY?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is Mr. Snaily Snail.
He has been living on our front walk way for the past few days and I swear he hasn't moved. You can't tell, but part of his shell is broken off and is on the opposite of the sidewalk. =(

So today was my first day at worship team practice. Out little jr. worship team is made up of:
Graham on bass
Nathan on drums
Devon on little drums
Fiji on guitar
Lauren and Lanayah on vocals
Me on keyboards.
They have been nagging me for weeks to start playing with them and I finally gave in.
It was actually quite fun and I did pretty well if I do say so myself.
We're even playing for two different events this weekend. Should be exciting!


Yesterday was Tuesday. blah!
Nothing special. Rained all day.
I watched American Idol for 2 hours with my family last night. The girls really weren't that good. There were only like 2 or 3 that were worth watching. Oh American Idol. Every week I get so frustrated with you and swear I'll never watch you again. But every week you make me come back. UGH!

this is my retainer. It's a rainbow but its gross.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Well guys, I'm starting to run out of creative pictures or ideas. I promise you I'll start posting more interesting pictures.
So until then, you get just so-so pictures (probably self-portraits).

I went to the dentist today, they gave me an orange toothbrush

(oh and I had to take this picture really quick because right where I was there were a ton of ants and it was gross!!!! me no likey)

Sunday, February 21, 2010


This picture has nothing to do with my day. My day was just... a typical Sunday. Church, home, lunch, homework, nap, computer. Nothing special.
OH BUT I did get to sleep in today. I haven't slept in all week and my last day of break I sleep in until 9:30. what's up with that?

This is what I wore today. Kez gave me a few shirts and this is one of them. I wore it with leggings. Isn't it cute? Sorry it's not the best picture or really great quality. I'm feeling just a wee bit lazy and tired today.
oh and notice the suitcase in the corner? yea, that probably won't be unpacked for a while. worst part of traveling is the unpacking afterwards (at least for me).

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Well here I am, back in Pacifica again.
My amazing week in Seattle has unfortunately come to an end, but what a great week it has been. I'm so thankful for all my wonderful friends who I can't help but have great times with full of laughter, smiles, adventures and just great fun.

I'm so thankful that my BFF Kez let me crash at her place for the week and I miss it there already. Every morning at 8 am I would chill on their couch and watch Curious George with Daniel and James and have many helpings of Honey Bunches of Oats (my new favorite cereal). I will for sure miss that daily morning routine.

But Thank you everyone for helping me have an unforgettable vacation!
I love you all and can't wait to hit up Seattle again.

(This is the awesome train set that I built with Daniel this morning. I miss my buddies!)


Here we go...
Saw Dear John (oh my gosh so sad!!!), went to my girl katie's house, went to tdm (taco del mar), drove around in Zelda (her car), got donuts at the place we used to go to when we were taking drivers ed, went to Pike Place Market (I can't go to pike place without taking a picture of the beautiful sign and fruit... I just can't)., we remembered some good good times down there, chilled at her place, and had an overall great day. Thank god it was a nice day too! That made things better!

I love me some Katie Wachholz!!!

Then I went to youth group and saw everyone just like old times. It was an interesting night.
But then Janell spent my last night with me and made everything better.


Hil gave Alexandra and I a tour of UW, you know, so I can see what it's like, get a little feel for it since it's one of my possibilities for next year. It's so scary how I'm staring to think about/look at colleges. High school is going by so fast. Which I really don't mind, I just wish that college wasn't so soon.
Anyways, I love the whole campus and all the buildings. They're so old and ancient looking. But I love them.
Then we met up with Amanda and we headed over to Noah's Bagels (best bagel place EVER) and went shopping at H&M.

Later I went over to the Grindles house. We had teriyaki, played nerts with Christine, and Emily and I stayed up late talking. It was great. I miss them as well.
oh and they have the cutest puppy EVER! Her name is Grace and I just wanted to take her home with me and make her stay that size forever!


I went to work with Kez and brought Janell along with me to keep me from being bored. We discovered that we were pretty much twins becasue we were both wearing baseball-T's, jeans, black converse, and non matching socks. It made us happy.

We hung out with baby Jackson for a little bit, went to my favorite consignment shop Label's, took Janell home, I hung out at church by myself for a while just playing piano in the chapel (which I miss) and writing in my journal.

THEN I got to hang out with my roomie Erin!!! and of course Eva and Jackson. Eva had her pink high tops on too which totally made my day!
After Eva's bath me, her and Erin sat down and had coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate milk and delicious cookies.
Later Chris came home and I talked with them for a while.

I love the Wikles!!


In the morning I went to Third Place Books with Kez and James. Whiles James had his playtime with other kids, and Kez was hanging out the the mommy's I decided to go find a book. So I went and got a Postsecret book, sat on the floor, and read the whole thing. Man those postsecrets are addicting. I love them.

Later I went to Greenlake with Kelsey and Allyn. We walked for a little bit then went to Dick's. Chocolate milkshake and fries what's up?!
It was funny thought because I had to show them how to get there from the lake... and I haven't even been in the area in a very long time.
It was SO good to see them though. The last time I saw them was in June before school got out. That's way too long if you ask me.

then Daniel, Kez and I made chocolate chip cookies before American Idol.


Monday: saw 'Valentine's Day' with the beautiful Amanda and Alexandra Wennstig, went to Jamba Juice, ate pizza, made a beautiful cake, watched '17 Again' (Zac Efron is SO attractive in that movie), then played Wii.

for the record, I suck at played the Wii.


day 10 of "10 days of LOVE"
I flew into Seattle on Sunday morning (Valentine's Day). What  better way to spend vanlentine's day than being with people you love/haven't seen in a while, in a place that you love and miss dearly?
It was a great day. My BFF Kez and Janell picked us up from the airport and we went straight to church. I have to admit it was very different than when I was last there, but I loved seeing everyone who I haven't seen in a long time.
I spent the afternoon with Janell, just catching up on life and stuff, then Christine picked us up and took us to Spiro's (a.k.a. BEST pizza place on the planet!!) and then Richmond Beach.
This is me and Janell's hands.

my Janell-bo

Saturday, February 13, 2010


day 9 of "10 days of LOVE"

This isn't a heart... duh!
Lauren made heart shaped pancakes for breakfast and I thought it was the PERFECT thing to post for today. But I didn't like the way my pictures turned out. So here's a rose. My dad gave it to me today for Valentine's day and I think it's beautiful.

I leave for Seattle early early tomorrow morning and I'm there until next Saturday. So I won't be posting for a while. But look forward to many pictures when I get back.

Happy (early) Valentine's day!!

Friday, February 12, 2010


day 8 of "10 days of LOVE"

"If my heart was a house you'd be home"
-Owl City

do you like my little picture? because I like it.
Not much happened today. We had shorter periods today (SWEET) because our school had a rally today (not so sweet) for the last hour. In se case you didn't know, high school rally's tend to suck, but Oceana... their rally's suck more. Just a random fact of the day for you. I guess the only cool thing about it was juniors won... whatever that means.

I'm gonna go watch the Olympics opening ceremony.
(2 DAYS!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


day 7 of "10 days of LOVE"

Lauren and I stayed home sick today... again. She's been out all week and this is my third day home in the past two weeks. We both feel kind of crappy, so my mom took us to the doctor to see what's going on. Pretty much we both just have the regular cold, cough, stuffy, runny nose stuff and have to take a ton of medicine. Usually I like to get over my colds naturally because I hate taking medicine. I don't mind pills so much, I just do NOT like going to the doctor and getting a prescription for a million different things.But this time I went ahead to the doctor anyway so I can try and feel better for my trip (in 3 DAYS!!). So hopefully it all works!

You know how people usually sleep when they're home sick? yea well I usually do my homework, eat and watch t.v. So that's what my day consists of.

This is one of the cookies from last night, oh my goodness they are so delicious.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


day 6 of "10 days of LOVE"
We had a Valentine's Day party at the church tonight for all the kids and their families. I ran the coloring booth. =)
It was a lot of fun and a perfect place to take a "love" type picture.

For this one I saw all the balloons on the floor and asked Lauren to make a heart out of them. So she put them all up on the wall. I really like it a lot but the stupid thermostat thing is right in the middle and ruins it. poop. So the second one is my back up. A cookie my mommy made for me.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


day 5 of "10 days of LOVE"

"If it doesn't break your heart it isn't love,
If it doesn't break your heart it's not enough,
It's when you're breaking down with your insides coming out,
That's when you find out what your heart is made of,
And you haven't lost me yet..."
-Yet by Switchfoot

I was listening to this song today during my lonely walk home from school and it has stuck with me all day.
I would just like to say that if you haven't heard of switchfoot OR if you have heard of switchfoot but haven't heard their latest album "Hello Hurricane", I would HIGHLY recommend that you go and listen to the entire album all the way through right now. Because this album is brilliant and I promise you you will be moved in some way by it because man Jon Foreman writes some powerful stuff. Stuff that everyone can relate too and his voice...

it's just amazing.

*This picture definitely didn't turn out the way I had pictured it in my head and I am very mad about that. But I hope you get the what I was trying to go for.

Monday, February 8, 2010


day 4 of "10 days of LOVE"...
aw, the beach. Isn't it just lovely.
I love the beach, I really do. But it makes me kind of sad sometimes because I live RIGHT by the beach (like a 5 minute walk), but I never go. I don't know why. I guess I'm just kind of lazy, and the fact that their doing construction on the one that's walking distance from my house might be the case. But seriously, once it starts getting nicer and I feel like going out, trust me you will start seeing more pictures from around the beach area.
Today it wasn't so nice though. I went just so I could take a picture of a heart in the sad. But the stupid overcast clouds and rain ruined it. So here's what you get.
I just love drawing in the sand.

oh and in case you didn't figure it out, for my 10 days of love every day is going to be a picture of a heart. But they're all going to be different and in different places and made out of different materials. So today you get the classic heart in the sand.

(one week until I see my lovely Amanda and Alexandra <3)

Sunday, February 7, 2010


day 3 of "10 days of LOVE"
I LOVE converse. period.
and the SUN. period.

p.s. ONE WEEK until I'm in Seattle

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Day 2 of "10 days of LOVE"
Can you believe it? The sun is OUT and shinning today. OH how I've missed Mr. Sun!
I'm so glad he's back... even if it is just for a little while.
And since the sun is out and I love taking pictures with the sun that means picture time with Lauren .
(she just might be my offical model).

This is one of the many heart shaped rocks that our family collects, well mostly my dad I guess. You see, my dad has this thing where he can always find heart shaped rocks... ALWAYS. Especially when we're at the beach, and he gives them to my mom. So we now have many of them on our coffee table.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Day 1 of "10 days of LOVE" : KISSES
I don't know if you guys read Stephanie's post about this months theme ...(
but you should give it a try.
Today until Valentines day post a picture that has to do with lovey dovey stuff. ANYTHING. Whatever comes to mind.

Here's my first one...
KISSES! They have got to be one of the best chocolates ever. How can you not like them? It's just plain and simple chocolate right there. Be careful though, they're super addicting. This was the last one, but it wasn't the first one I ate.


Thursday, February 4, 2010


random fact about me:
I'm the only one in my family with red hair, red cheeks and no glasses.

p.s. I'm still sick and took a 3 hour nap today. that's why my picture is not so creative.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Stayed home sick today. What does that mean for me?
Waking up an hour later (because I can't sleep in no matter how hard I try), doing nothing on facebook because everyone is at school, watching nothing on T.V. because there's nothing good on during the day, messing around with my hair, drinking lots of water and eating a lot of saltine crackers. yuuuummm.
yep. that was my day.
This is my actual picture for today. I love flowers.
And then, I took out my 4th earring today to change it and somehow it closed up super fast or something, because when I went to go put it back in, I couldn't find the back hole anywhere! So pretty much I just stuck it through. It felt just like it did when I got it pierced. awesome. As a result my ear turned all red and is still sore.
p.s. TAYLOR- look what I found today!!!! =))

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


This is me.
Me = sick
Sick = no fun BUT  lots of me and bed time, which I am most definitely looking forward to.
This is me, and this is what I feel like...
I just don't feel like doing anything. period.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Look guys! My socks are matching... that's weird.
For those of you who don't know, I rarely ever have matching socks on. I don't know why it's just a thing I have. I don't like to match my socks. the end.

p.s. It's February 1st.
Now I can say three months until school gets out and four months until camp, and it doesn't seem so far away!!

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