Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Very First Award!

Thanks Ali! :)


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Oh man, I haven't posted in a while..

Sorry guys! I've just been so busy!

Monday was the only day I had to go to school this week, it's regents week and I don't have to take any regents. After school, I went to Curves to work out with my mom. I actually really liked it there, and I was shocked to find at least 5 people I knew there. They were all teachers, like 3 of my theatre teachers, the keyboarding teacher I had back in sixth grade, and my third grade science teacher. Imagine working out with 3 of the most outgoing/crazy adults you know while listening to pump up music.. it actually gets pretty wild.

Tuesday I had a doctors appointment and then I went to the mall with my mom and my grandma. I met a creeper who worked at Home Depo that kept staring at me, talking to me, following me around, and talking about how he's single and he hates cold toilet seats first thing in the morning. When I finally got away from him, he yelled to me "You're beautiful, by the way" and I looked back, smiled and said "Thank you" and then he's like "And I really like your outfit" ... I got really scared, quickly said "thanks" and walked away.

On Wednesday, my cousin Jenna was supposed to come over and go to youth group with me but I didn't feel well cause I hadn't had much sleep lately and youth group was cancelled so she didn't end up coming. I spent most of my day relaxing and watching movies.

Thursday I went to the mall with my mom, some guy that worked at the furniture store was trying to hook me up with his hott seventeen year old son, and then I went to the armory with Casey, her family, and Mikaela to help out and serve our troops. That was actually quite fun and everyone was so friendly..

Yesterday I came to the conclusion that I want to redo my room for my birthday and I also want a polaroid camera. We went to my grandparent's for dinner, and that was delicious.

Today I'm going out to eat at this place called Michael T's with my parents and my grandparent's for my grandma's birthday which is tomorrow. Then tonight I'm probably going to the movies with my friend Haley to see The Uninvited. I haven't hung out with her in what seems like forever so I really hope she can go :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009


  • Currently:

Talking to Mikaela on Facebook IM
Texting Cameron, Randy and Maggie
Watching Another Cinderella Story
Painting my nails

  • Today:

Church was amazing as usual. Denyel (Daniel's girlfriend) is visiting from Pennsylvania for the week so she was there today.. It was nice seeing her again so soon! I stood next to Pastor Dan and Casey during worship, Pastor Dan is one of those people that you don't even have to know him to know how much he loves God. It's awesome! After church, there was a huge church dinner for Pastor Dan's birthday yesterday. Oh my gosh there was SO much food! Like everyone from the church brought some food or drink, but I couldn't really eat anything because I was about to leave to go out to eat with my grandparents, parents, uncle, aunt and 3 cousins in about 15 minutes. Until then, I went and sat with Gage, Casey and Denyel and watched them eat. Then Cameron came and sat next to me and started shoving food in my face. The first thing he fed me was chicken and broccoli alfredo that Debbie made, which was absolutely delicious. After that, everytime I tried to talk and my mouth was open, he'd shove bread or something in my mouth. It was quite hilarious, and delicious. He also made me try some ham and garlic bread...

Then when I had to leave, Cameron stood up to give me a 'special hug' ahah and then followed me into the sanctuary to get my coat and purse, and of course to hug me again. I found it quite adorable, he makes me smile :)

My family and I got to the restaraunt like an hour early, but my grandpa and I danced in the lobby until my uncle, aunt and their 3 kids got there. Twas fun! I love my family.

  • Horrah:

I'm so glad tomorrow is the only day of school we have this week. Too bad I have to take a math test.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy birthday Pastor Dan and Lindsey P!!! :D

  • Currently:

Weird things have been happening to a few of my friends lately..
Texting Cameron, Casey and Ashley
Talking to Tara and this kid Neal on facebook

  • Yesterday:

After school, Mikaela and Casey came over. We went to the youth center around 7:30ish to hang out with everyone. That was kind of fun, and then Casey spent the night at my house. I was so tired, I couldn't manage to stay up much past midnight.

  • Today:

It's 3:33 and Casey just left, we spent most of the day listening to music, being artistic, and laughing. About a half hour before she left, she was drawing insanely colorful pictures on my whiteboard, and at one point she drew on me with a black marker. A few seconds later I realized it, and attempted to grab her marker to get revenge. She was quick to keep it away, but with my slick moves I managed to grab the red marker as she ran away in fear. I chased her, and this lead to her shoving me into my closet, holding me hostage, tackling me to the ground, her stealing MY marker :/ and drawing on me with various colors. All the while, we were laughing so hard we couldn't breathe.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

HE has called me friend :)

  • Currently:

Wearing my Backseat Goodbye hoody
Texting Cameron and Ashley Ray
Talking to Maggie, Josh and Ryne on AIM
Studying for my biology test tomorrow

  • Today:

Finally finished the play! I'm actually pretty confident that we have a good chance of winning the contest :)

  • Yesterday:

After school I walked to the Sandborn's house with Casey, Mikaela and Brandy. It wasn't even 10 degrees, and on the way there, my hands turned red, black, blue, purple, and full of orange dots. It was the weirdest thing ever! I felt like I was on an episode of House. Finally they began hurting so bad that I started to run to Casey's house, leaving everyone else behind. Mikaela caught up with me and made me stop running, because it was so cold outside that she was afraid I was going to freeze my lungs as well, because apparently, that's possible. Ha but anyways, I was in so much pain, and my hands became so numb that I could hardly even talk. When we got to the Sandborn's what seemed like years later, Mikaela and I walked right in, even though Casey and Brandy were wicked far behind us. Jon, Taylor, Ryne and Gage were already there, and they greeted us at the door. When they heard about my hands, they all put their hands out to try and warm mine. My hands were so numb and freezing cold that I couldn't feel them touching me - I couldn't even feel my fingers touching eachother. Everyone told me to run my hands under gradually warming water, and I did, but that just made my hands hurt even more to the point where I was in tears.. Everyone was crowded around me in the kitchen, Mikaela holding a cloth around my hands, and everyone else trying to make me laugh or smile. I could barely understand what anyone was saying - I was in too much pain. Then I started feeling reallyreally sick to my stomach, so I rested my head on Mikaela's shoulder and closed my eyes. Finally I couldn't take it anymore, I ran to the bathroom in tears and sat on the floor. I thought I was going to be sick.. :( After I shut the door, I heard someone knocking, it was Mikaela asking to see if I was alright. I said I'd be fine but she came in with Brandy's gloves and sat on the counter anyways. I was so sick and still in so much pain that she wanted to call my mom, but after a few more moments passed, I started feeling a little bit better and I just went and layed down in the living room in one of the Sandborn's big, comfy chairs and listened to A Day To Remember with the rest of the crew.

When I felt good enough to get up, I went into the kitchen where Casey and Brandy were baking peanut butter cookies (which turned out absolutely delish by the way!) I sat in a chair and put my head down on the counter top. Cameron was on the phone with one of his friends, and he came by to see if I was okay and put his head down next to me, completely ignoring the girl he was on the phone with. He made sure I was alright, offering me a blanket and his snuggie if I was still cold.. before getting back to his phone conversation. That made me smile, he's such a big sweetie :)

When I finally felt ALL BETTER, all of us had a blast just chillen out at the Sandborn's house and talking before youth group. At one point, Cameron and I had a fight where we chased eachother around the kitchen with pot holders, smacking eachother with them. It was hilarious and definitely the highlight of my day! Hahaha :D

  • That's What God Said:

THEN! Oh man, we had youth group!! It was the best worship during youth group I have ever experienced. I got all hardcore into it, focusing only on God and praying to Him the whole time. And then, all of a sudden, during one of my favorite worship songs (Do What You Will) God spoke to me. He gave me a feeling so strong and powerful, I've never experienced anything like it before. I've never been so encouraged in my life. I was like, shaking the whole rest of youth group and everyone noticed there was something up. Towards the end, after the alter call, we all prayed for our pastors. After that, I gathered up the courage to go up to Pastor Pearl and tell her what God had spoken to me about that evening. She was so excited, she hugged me and made me tell Pastor Dan as well. Soon afterwards, I was still shaking but it was time to leave and I didn't get a chance to tell Casey yet. She told me to text her, and the best way to explain all this to you guys is to just type up my text messages...

"Well i didnt know how to word it really, but i said that i really felt like God was saying to me that the old times really are over. For all of us. And that the new beginning is going to start way sooner than we think. We need to be ready. God's going to hit us and our church so hard with the holy spirit that people won't be able to walk by without noticing a difference, getting interested, and being drawn in. Our biggest prayers and church growing dreams won't just be wishes anymore - God's going to work in so many lives that it's actually going to happen. And it's gunna happen sooner than any of us ever imagined. So like i said, we gotta be prepared. We gotta be so into God and so in love with Jesus that we can't think about anything else other than Him and His amazing grace. His great works are already starting.. But seriously - that message wasn't from me. It was God - working through me and my fingers. I think that message and piece of encouragement needs to be said aloud and shared with everyone. It's such an encouragement, and it's not even something we WANT to hapen anymore. It's something that's actually GOING to happen - and SOON. Big changes are going to occur and we're gunna get to experience it!!"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Say hello to the best mood I've ever been in :)

  • Currently:

Listening to: Not Now by Blink 182
And I'm probably one of the happiest people in the world right now.

  • Today:

I totally did not want to go to school this morning, but then I remembered youth group is tomorrow and it made my morning ten times better. And that's just the start of a wonderful day :)

I don't even care that today was the inauguration for our new president that I'm not too fond of, and I don't care that I had a bad hair day. We're making history with the first black president, and all of us are living through it. Getting to experience it. And he can't be any worse than Bush, especially because I trust God to save us. We're living in the last days and our faith is being tested. Well, let me tell you something honey, I'm not going to fail the test of life.

But back to my incredible day:
-Even though I missed all last week of lab class, I managed to fully catch up today.
-We're pretty much finished with our play in theatre. 9 pages and 5 scenes full of pure genious :)
-I had a bunch of random people tell me I'm beautiful today, and some other sweet compliments.
-My photo journalism teacher extended the due date for our project, just because my group and I aren't finished yet.
-After school, Cameron called me! Just to talk! I mean, he's called me before.. but it was mostly only to see where I was when we were at the mall or something like that.
-My friend Josh called me too! I've never talked to him on the phone, and it was seriously the most awkward conversation I've ever had, but the fact that he called me, and I got to hear his voice for the first time, was pretty darn swell.
-I watched an incredible episode of House today! (The new one that was on last night)
-My best friend Jon made my day, and that's all I'm going to say about that :)
-And last but not least, MY PARENTS SAID THEY WANT TO COME TO CHURCH WITH ME SOMETIME!!!!!!! I was so excited when I was telling Mikaela and Casey on the phone earlier, that I could barely even talk. I had to scream! I had to let all my excitement out! And I couldn't stop giggling! :D And I still feel like that.. :)

  • Truth or Dare?:

I challenge each and every one of you to walk up to somebody random tomorrow, whether it's in school or on the street, and offer them a smile and compliment. Any sort of compliment. It'll make their day, which will most likely make you pretty cheerful as well :)

  • BTW:

The picture at the top of this post, is of me and my best friend Casey :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Take me away, a sweet escape..

  • Currently:

Listening to Swimming With Dolphins
Making plans with Casey for the day
AIMing Josh

  • Today:

Casey's coming over, and we're going shopping with my mom. Then coming back here to make peanut butter cookies, take crazy-insane pictures, and watch movies. A brand new episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager is on tonight! :)

  • Cameron:

I thought I'd post a picture of Cameron, since I talk about him so much. Hah here he is :)

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Isn't he beautiful? Haha, he's seriously like, one of my best friends in the entire world. <3

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Love is all you need.

Mikaea & I on Saturday :)

  • Currently:

Extremely tired
Texting Cameron
Watching House

  • Today:

-Amazing church service, as always. Pastor Dan is preaching on the 9 fruits.
-Dance practice, even though I could only watch because of my pathetically (is that even a word?) sprained knee.
-King's Buffet for lunch with everyone from church - I sat with Cameron, Sarah, and Nate for most of the time.
-Back to the Sandborn's with Casey and Cameron
-Then Dana, Amber, Chris, and Lenny showed up; and Ryne finally came home as well.
-When they left, Nate and Jeremiah came over.
-Then Sarah, Keith, and Jack came over as well.
-Me, Cameron, Casey, Sarah and Nate all hung out in Casey's room until I had to leave.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I can ride my bike with no handle bars.

  • Currently:

Wearing my Relient K band tee
Texting Sarah and Casey
Singing the worship song Casey wrote
Reading Exodus
Waiting for Mikaela to get here

  • Today:

Mikaela's coming over around 2 so we can work on our play. Ashley can't come because she has to go to her cousin's birthday party, so we're going to have to call her or something for input.

  • Excitement:

In about a month, I'm going to Maryland again with my church for a conference. I can't wait! I haven't seen my Maryland friends since August, and I miss them a whole lot! Here's some pictures from Youth Fest in August...

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Cindy, David, me & Abbie at the church.

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Aw, Jesse and I at the bowling alley. He's my best friend ever :)

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Joey & I at the bowling alley. Haha! We're rad :)

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Shane & I at the bowling alley. He's the sweetest kid ever.

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Abbie, me & Cindy at the bowling alley.

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Shane!!! He's wearing my sunglasses. Haha :)

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Me, Joey & Shane. I'm wearing Joey's bandana :)

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Me, Tara, Laura & Casey in the sanctuary. Mannn we look tired. Haha

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Abbie, Tara & I at the playground. Tara's wearing my pants! They're the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, pants.. meaning literally EVERYONE fits in them. Everyone tried them on while we were there :) Haha

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Casey, Cindy, me, Travis & Jesse at the bowling alley.

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Megan, Emmett, Joey, Aaron, me and Joey. Emmett's a big sweetheart, and Megan and Aaron are two of my best friends :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm dressed up tonight just to look pretty in your eyes. And even though I don't want to know anything, I want to tell you everything..

  • Currently:

Dressed in bright colors
Wrapped up in a cozy blanket, fresh outta the dryer :)
Sinus infection
Reading Genesis
Listening to 'Wonderwall' by Oasis
Taking life as it comes

  • School:

School is going well. I'm finally understanding what's going on in math again, and we're writing a play in theatre. My partners are my two best friends; Mikaela and Ashley. Our play is about 3 orphan girls who sit on the sidewalk in an alley trying to change the world and make it a better place so no one else has to deal with what they're going through. Although, they're quite optimistic and intelligent girls who have the ability to make their own fun out of just about anything. We haven't gotten very far in the play yet, but we should finish it sometime this weekend.

  • Conceptions:

I'm going to begin guitar lessons soon, YAY! I've dreamed of learning how to play the guitar for over a year now. I also want my keyboard back. My mom let my cousin borrow it over the summer cause I hadn't played it in a while, and she still hasn't given it back.. I miss it :(

I'm also thinking about joining this new fitness center about 20 minutes away, with some people from my church and possibly my parents. I can't wait to start toning! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

With God, all things are possible.

I stayed home from school on Tuesday, but I went back yesterday. We finally had youth group again for the first time in what seems like forever. We haven't had it for at least a month, for various reasons..mostly due to holidays and bad weather. But like I said, we finally had it last night and it was amazing. People were in tears, people got touched like never before, and even though he had to leave early.. My best friend Jon came. And he's one of those types of people that you'd never think to see in a church.. but I guess this is proof that with God, all things really are possible! :D
Since I'm still sick today, I'm going to the doctors this morning. Hopefully I can go in school late and I won't miss too much.
Have a fantastical day! :D

Monday, January 12, 2009

Do not follow where the path may lead;

Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail..

Sunday: Amazing church service, as always.. Afterwards, I went out to eat with my parents at King's Buffet, which if you've never heard of it, it's a chinese restaraunt with a huge buffet. Then I went to the movies with my friends Taylor and Gage to see Gran Torino. There's about a billion racist comments and swear words in it, but other than that, I liked it a lot. Then I went to Wal*Mart with some of my friends, and we went back to the movie cinema to see Bride Wars. (Which was surprisingly a pretty good movie!) It ended up being me, Casey, Alec, Ryne, Dana and her friend Amber, Bryson, Sarah, Rachel, Cameron and Jeremiah.. Mostly kids from my youth group. I love them all so much :)

Today: I went to school for a few hours, but I ended up coming home early because I'm really sick. I don't know if I'll be going to school tomorrow at all... Colds aren't fun :P

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.

My day has been spent going through old pictures that have been sitting in that white chest at the foot of my bed in my room for quite a while now. I also found some postcards from when we went to Florida a couple years ago, and a few ticket stubs from the concerts and shows I've been to over the years. All these things bring back such wonderful memories... Time really does fly by faster than you can ever imagine. It's actually kind of sad.. I miss my old friends, and all the fun times we used to have. And I just wish I could experience my childhood once again for a couple of weeks.. Not to say I'm not enjoying life as it is now, because I most definitely am :) but it would be nice to go back..just for a little while. I miss Gabbie, Morgan, Haligh, Kelsea, Kelly and Haley so much.. I also miss my cousin Jenna, we used to be so close when we were younger.
By the way, I got a chance to talk to Penny for a little while this morning and we both ended up crying. Oh I miss her so much, but thankfully she's doing well.. It's so hard being best friends with someone who only lives here for a year, and then before you know it, they're gone, back to their home country millions of miles and bodies of waters away.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The key to change, is to let go of fear

Ryne and I are pretty tight again, and global is slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite classes. I don't really have much else to say, other than that I'm extremely glad it's Friday..

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Never say never.

Seriously, that's the lesson of the day.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Be great in act, as you have been in thought

  • Currently..

AIMing Jon and Jenna
Texting Ivy
Talking to my daddy about going to Florida at the end of the month..
Drinking Rootbeer

  • Snowdays..

We had a really pointless snowday today, mostly all it did was rain. I ended up going to the mall with my mom, and now I'm just chillen at home. I wish we just would have had 2 hour delay, because I'd be at youth group right now, but since so many schools cancelled, and youth group is held at the middle school in town, then that is cancelled as well. Lamesauce :P

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Life is just a chance to grow a soul..

  • Currently..

Doing English homework and listening to Hillsong.. I also decided the other day that I'm going to read the enire bible during 2009.

  • Today..

I had a gastrologist appointment this afternoon, so my parents picked me up from school after I took my global test. Unfortunately, I had to miss my favorite class: theatre; but I think it might have been worth it. My doctor was a female version of Dr. Gregory House with a strong Spanish accent, and after asking me only a few questions, she diagnosed me with IBS, Dyspepsia, and stress. Nothing too serious, thank God, but I do have another appointment with her in March.

  • First Kisses..

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So I was watching iCarly the other night, and the episode where Sam and Freddy both announce on iCarly that they've never had their first real kiss was on. It got me thinking, who was my real first kiss? And then I realized, my very first real kiss, and my only real kiss so far, was with my best friend Jon back in eighth grade. We were tighter than you can ever imagine back then, and he spent all year chasing me and hoping I'd like him back someday. I finally did, and we were so-called 'boyfriend and girlfriend' for I'd say about 3 weeks tops until I decided for the last time that we were never meant to be more than just friends. Since then, I haven't dated anybody and I'm not planning on it until I find a guy who matches all the qualities I'm looking for. But back to first kisses. They're so magical, no matter where they happen to be. My first real kiss was at the movie theater, which is really lame. But a couple days later, we went to a water park together, and had one of the most romantic kisses. We were on top of a huge water slide, waiting to race eachother down, and Jon bent his head down and kissed me. We were both wet from all the water rides, and pushing against eachother with our mats that we were supposed to use to go down the slide in. It was by far, better than any kiss could ever be in the pouring rain. And even though I'm not exactly proud of the fact that I've dated a few guys, and didn't wait longer for my first real kiss, I'm glad I had it with someone as great as Jon; and I'm also glad that we're still best friends to this day.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to school

This is going to be a short post because I had an eye doctor appointment after school and can hardly see anything because the eye drops dialated my pupils so much.

But apparently, I sprained my knee. I went to my regular doctor and an orthopedic doctor this morning to get x rays and find out that it is definitely sprained. As a result, I'm out of gym for 10 days..which means no iceskating this Sunday after church :(

Here's a photo of me..

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Arrived at school during fifth period.. I didn't miss much though because we had a one hour delay.

iTunes is being super lame, so I have to go fix that and do my math homework.

By the way, I enjoy theatre class an awful lot :)

Good night!

Oh, and P.S.
I finally got a Facebook!
(I hope this link works^)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Unfortunately, it's the last day of Christmas break.
After a wonderful service at church, I went iceskating with my friend Abbie.
I fell once, and ended up having to be carried off the ice by some large man that worked there, because I twisted my leg and couldn't move it.

I'm icing my leg at the moment.
What a wonderful way to end my break.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

And in the end, Peter Pan Stole Tinkerbell's wings so she'd never leave him..

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The above picture is of me kissing a dolphin named Lenny at Discovery Cove when I went to Florida with my Aunt Connie, cousin Adam, and my parents in February of 2007. I thought it would be a great occassion to post it up here, since last night my parents randomly decided that they'd like to go to Florida at the end of the month if my dad can get the time off from work. IT's a slight chance though because my dad's one out of the two bosses at his work, and the other guy recently broke his leg and is out for medical reasons. But oh how I love spontanaety..

On another note, I went shopping with my parents today. My dad bought us all some really nice snowshoes, and boots and gloves to go with them as a late Christmas gift. I'm really looking forward to setting out for the trails with them and a bunch of my aunts, uncles and cousins one of these days. We'll have a blast! Then we went out to lunch at Panera Bread which was packed to it's maximum hold but still absolutely delicious, and hit up the mall to do a few more returns. Abbie and her mother were there, so I shopped around and visited with them for a bit as well. I ended up with some really nice iceskates from Dicks Sporting Goods, and 2 shirts and a scarf from Charlotte Russe. I also bought my friend Ashley a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle t-shirt because I know she's really wanted one for a long time.

Tomorrow after church I'm probably going iceskating with some friends.. I can't wait to use my try out my new skates. They're beautiful :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

And the beat goes on...

I slept till quarter after noon today. I miss the Marylanders, Mercedeez, Ivy, and my cousins way too much. I want to download music but my iTunes is being lame. I might have very well given up our vacation to Florida to go to Maryland with my church for four days in February. I can't wait until I can drive. My grandparent's mean more to me than anyone in the world. Boredom leads to posts full of rambling and nonsense. My apologies. Here's a video from New Year's Eve :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Seven Pounds is quite the heart warming movie, and Will Smith acts in it extremely well. I cried my eyes out toward the end, but I definitely think every single one of you should go see it, because I absolutely loved it! :)

I got to Kelsey's house around 7ish, Mikaela and Ivy were already there. I was so happy to see Ivy considering I hadn't seen her since September. It's so hard when one of your best friends lives so far away. Actually, that's how it is for a lot of my best friends. Most of them live cities, or even states away. But anyways, we stayed up until 5:30 AM or so, dancing, watching movies and talking about everything there is to talk about. When the ball dropped, it was funny, because Ivy was in the bathroom and the rest of us were sitting on the floor in Kelsey's bedroom eating chips and dip. I glanced down at my phone because I had received a text message, and realized it was exactly 12:00. We all said 'Happy New Year' and then ran and knocked on the bathroom door and yelled it to Ivy as well. Haha this morning we all woke up around 11 to the smell of french toast, maple syrup, and brownies baking in the oven. Breakfast was delish and then we watched another movie before everyone went home. It was sad to see Ivy go, I miss her already. But we're already making plans to hang out soon and go see a show together, probably in February. February is going to be a fantastic month for me this year, because I get to see all the Marylanders as well! :D

Happy 2009, everybody! Good luck in the new year...