Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just to prepare you...

Anna Derrick: The girl topping the list of people on my bad side right now.
Tonight we took several options for our Christmas card picture. Anna took it upon herself to upload the pictures and make the Christmas card. Now Anna, being the selfish girl she is, only looked at herself in the pictures.... not the girl standing next to her, aka ME. So Anna chose the picture and went ahead and placed the order without my knowledge. This is the picture she chose.
Can't see the problem with it? Let's zoom in, shall we...
I look scared. OR like I have my fake pageant smile plastered on my face. This is SERIOUS!!!!!! This goes out to people who hardly know me once a year. I DON'T want them thinking I'm a stank faced girl with no personality. And that's what this picture screams about me. Not Anna though. Nope. She's cheesing away next to me.
Don't even GET me started on whose side my mom took in this debate!!! Of COURSE she took Anna's... the girl who looks the most like her. The most loved. I am NOT happy right now.

Therefore, using the picture I would have chosen...
Merry Christmas!!! From me. Only me. Not Anna.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

HA!

"Who told me this would be awful?

Can I just say that I am thoroughly enjoying exam week! Is that weird? I am seriously having such a good time! Sure, the studying is kind of unfortunate, but just this week has been amazing! I mean, we don't have classes, so its not like we are at a loss for time to get everything done. I got a pretty sweet care package compliments of the fam. Breakfast is being served nightly in GDH at 11:00. Seriously. Fun!
Let's see. Apparently there was a tornado, or something very similar last night. Who knew?! I slept right through the windy, stormy conditions.
I know that was short, but I just thought I'd let everyone know that I am by no means suffering this week!
Lots of Love!"

That there was a nice excerpt from the blog this time last year. I was loving life exam week last year! I don't understand why though. This exam week has proven to me that I don't handle stress well! I go from being overly concerned about all I have to do, to talking myself out of being worried about it. It has been a very draining few days, AND I haven't even had my first exam yet! Lord have mercy! Let's all just hope I make it through! I completely understand why everyone was freaking out this time last year, and I honestly don't know why I wasn't. This is a first that I'm not enjoying. I cannot wait to be home in 3 days!!!!!!
Peace and Love.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

No entiendo.

I don't understand.
These are weird times here at PC. ALLEGEDLY there is a Mexican woman on the loose who keeps popping up in dorm rooms, the halls... I don't really know. This whole thing started 2 nights ago when a girl in my dorm woke up in the middle of the night to find this woman starring at her in her room. She pushed this reported older lady outside her room and locked the door behind her. She then opened her door and looked down the hall to see if it had really happened. Apparently the seniorita was trying to open people's doors as she walked down the hall.
Another apparently... SHE DIDN'T CALL CAMPUS POLICE AFTER THIS HAPPENED!! If this had happened to me, 1. I wouldn't be alive to be writing this right now because I would have died of pure fear if I had woken up to see that! 2. Had I made it through the shock, I would have called the police right after I got her out of my room!
So now this woman has become this mythological creature of our dorm... people keep seeing her, but no one is really taking any action to get her out. I just don't understand what's happening. This is so weird! I just don't even know what to think.
So I have 2 things to say about this...
1. PC needs to pull it together to figure out once and for all if this woman is or is not in our dorm... it's only 4 floors. It won't take long. They also need to stop telling parents who call that this isn't real. Not saying it is real, but since I've seen not one campus policeman in here since all this started, they don't seem to be looking to find out if it is or not.
2. If this is all a joke, this is the worst prank EVER!!!!

Way to start exam week! Peace and love.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Say Yes to the Friends

Somehow I've had a lull in my workload the past 2 weeks! I think I'm still used to last year when I spent every night in the library, usually until midnight, often later.
So with all this free time I've found myself with lately, I've been able to catch up on 2 of my favorite shows: Say Yes to the Dress and Friends!!

Say Yes to the Dress. It makes me want to pursue a career in the wedding industry! I loveeee wedding dresses! Maybe this is just a glimmer of my pageant days still shining through? Also remnants of my pageant days, I feel like I'm good at judging-for lack of a better word- how things look on others! So obviously I'd be great working in the wedding dress industry!! Although, I feel like if I worked somewhere like Kleinfeld, I'd spend the whole day trying on wedding dresses myself and not really helping too may brides to be...

Friends. THE best show ever created! My friends and I have seriously been watching this show non-stop for days!! This time last week we were on season 2; today, we are on season 6. My guess is we will have completed the series by next weekend.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week and finds themselves with as much free time as I'm finding myself with!
Peace and Love.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rawrrrrr!

Have you ever been in a mood where you just feel like complaining? Well, I'm in one of those presently. I'm not so much annoyed by something in particular, I'm just getting annoyed really easily. So, in response to these glorious feelings I have at the moment, I've decided to make a short list of the top things that annoy me:
1. Males in Victoria's Secret. Obnoxious.
2. Facebook PDA. I love you's, terms of endearment, and other sentiments should not be displayed for the world to see.
3. PDA in general. Pull yourself together is all I have to say.
4. The pet name "baby". Throw up in my mouth.

Glad I could brighten you day.
Peace and Love.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

ZUMBA!

Since I've been at school, I occasionally hit up Zumba: "Latin American dancing workouts" according to my zumba-loving friends Callie Neal. So naturally, I fit right in with my vast dance background AND exceptional coordination. I fit in just about as much as Phoebe from fits in in this scene from Friends...


My ability to follow rhythm, choreography, just have any coordination really has always been limited.
Flashback:
Once upon a time a young 5th grade Sarah decided to re-enter the world of ballet. (I say re-enter because like most little girls, I was in ballet and tap at the age of 4 or 5, so this wasn't totally new)... I was slightly larger and a lot less dainty than these ballerinas that filled the room around me, my sister was one of them. (Yes, I was bigger than my sister until she went to college...) So I tried to keep up with their fancy frenchly named dance moves, more so I tried to blend in so as not to completely reveal I was clueless as to what was going on. The recital drew near and someone had the wild idea to send me out on stage first, along with another girl-much much smaller than me-adjacent from me. We ran toward each other, met in the middle, and split back away from one another. It was just a simple prance, no legit dance moves-or if there were I opted out of doing them. I had this. My only time I was visible apart from the pack, and by pack I mean ballerinas.
The night came for us to preform. I was getting myself ready for my lone task in the production: Lead the girls on stage with gracefulness and poise. The curtain opened, I, along with the girl across from me, began to prance on stage. We met in the middle. She went to turn out. I did not. I kept prancing right on into her. Poor thing didn't stand a chance, she was so small. I knocked her right down to her knees. I continued prancing, which turned into more of a run to flee the scene.
I never went back to ballet.

Another flashback:
Junior. Miss. Fitness. Routine: THE most ridiculous I've ever looked in front of a large group of people. The fitness routine involved all of the following: 9 minutes of constant movement-coordinated movement at that, hula hoops as props, doing a back roll through said hula hoop-I failed miserably, an individual section near the end of the routine-I was near passing out at this point, posing at the end as if I hadn't just nearly kicked the bucket.
I appeared: Uncoordinated. Dying.

So we're back at Zumba. I'm bouncing around, several beats behind the group, arms flailing whenever they weren't supposed to, all around struggling. But I will say, I'm sore. So while I may not have been doing whatever everyone else was doing, I was doing something effective!
Peace and Love.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm halfway done with my "sophomore" year.

So today I realized the classes being offered next semester are up on Bannerweb. So I looked to see what was being offered when, and came up with my ideal schedule. It's beautiful! My earliest class is at 10, sometimes 12. My classes occur between the hours of 10 and 1:30. It's the perfect semester. But of course, there's a catch. A brick wall lies between me and my perfect semester...
CEPs. The single thing holding me back from registering with my class next week. For those of you non-PCers, CEPs (Cultural Enrichment Programs) are as the title suggests, programs that make you more cultured. Lectures, performances... It's about the most boring way I can think to spend my 11:00 hour on Tuesdays. In order to be classified in the next year, you have to have 10 CEP's a year, specifically 5 lectures and 5 performances. So the problem here is this: last year, I racked up a total of 10, however I have 7 lectures and 3 performances. Meaning, Sarah doesn't get to be classified as a sophomore just yet. To which I say... ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? Since I'm not technically a sophomore, I do not get to register with my class. I have to wait a day and register with all the freshmen. So, all these prime classes I've scoped out could potentially be full by the time I register. I am a lot more bitter about this right now than I was when I found out my pickle of a situation at the end of last year!

I will celebrate on November 16, aka the day when I'll be caught up on CEP's and be classified as a sophomore. In the mean time, I'll be crossing fingers and toes that my freshmen status doesn't mess me up as I register for next semester!
Peace and love.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

So when I said education major...

I should have said Christian education major. I change my mind once again... Surprising? It shouldn't be.
Anyway. Let's take a brief (and I do mean brief because I have chapter tonight and 2 tests tomorrow) look at all my grand ideas as far as majors go since I've been at PC...

I came to college with the same plans as I'd say about half of all freshmen have: major in biology and go to medical school. Well. That lasted until the end of last year. I'd say the straw that broke the camel's back was exam week "oh 10". I broke down during my chemistry exam and wept uncontrollably. So embarrassing looking back on it, and pretty unfortunate for those who had to witness it. I lasted longer in the program than most though, I still think I could have made it sometimes... I may have suffered from a stroke or some other stress induced condition by the end of 4 years, but I could have done it.

So this year came. I entered my second year of college completely clueless as to what I was going to do with my life, more specifically my major. So many wild ideas crossed my mind, and I dismissed most of them... all except one. I thought to myself "Hey Sarah, you like math. Be a math teacher. Better yet, you like middle schoolers, be a middle school math teacher!" So then came the detrimental step in my decision making process: as I wrote about a few posts ago, I made an appointment with the middle school education advisor. No need to retell the story, but the result: I walked out the door an education major. I woke up the next morning realizing how quickly I made that decision and moved on with my life, never turning in the papers that were placed in my hands to make the major official.

I was back to square one. But after talking with my wonderful Christian ed professor, all the things I want to do, I can do with a Christian ed degree: social work, youth work, working for a non-profit, go to nursing school (or if I ever get the urge to go to medical school again... well, we just won't go there right now.), or if I ever decide to follow my dad's and granddad's footsteps and go to seminary I could do that... the list goes on and on! So, moral of the story: this is the PERFECT major for me-the girl who changes her mind about what she's going to do multiple times a week- because I can do anything with this degree!

So while I've been given papers to make my major change official about 234 times since I've been at PC, I actually went to the registrar's office today and turned in the forms to make my decision to be a Christian education major official!! Woohooo!!

Peace and Love.

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's better than Christmas!!!

Bid day: THE most exciting day of the year. Topping Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, and even my birthday, bid day takes the prize for the best day of the year! Last year, I went through rush myself, received a bid from ADPi, and ran down the stairs of Neville to my new family! I didn't think that day could be topped! Running to a huge group while everyone's cheering for you.... it ROCKS!
So this year, I wasn't sure that my excitement could be matched from last year. Plus, after going through formal recruitment, aka the worst mood I've ever been in, I was more than ready for the week of all things rush to be over. Well. Bid day morning came. I got up, went to Yonce to gather with everyone before we went to Neville to welcome our new members and saw the theme of bid day, as put together by my big sister Kate Colwill... Just did it. That's right! Nike, neon, sweat bands, knee socks... best. theme. ever. So we got all geared up, sang some songs, practiced our winning entrance, and headed to Neville!
.... Side note. I've decided there should be a Broadway show entitled ADPi: The Musical. Seriously. Between rush, bid day, and other random events, ADPi can find any reason to break into song.
So we got to Neville and waited to welcome our wonderful new Alphas!
Bid day is hectic. In a good way of course. You don't know who's coming down the stairs next, so when you see the girl you're wanting to welcome running out, you push your way to the front. So I saw Kristen, my now little diamond sister, come out the doors and down the stairs! I ran to the front as fast as I could! Through singing, cheering, and pushing, I made it. I, along with my sister, Kate, and our lion of a mascot, was possibly more excited to get her than she was to run to us! This picture is pretty evident of that...


So once everyone is done running, we go to our bid day party!! That's when we find our who the newest addition to our diamond family is! So I found out that I officially gotten Kristen! Our diamond family is now complete again!


Another side note... The sweatband. Something that when I got it, a thought should have gone through my mind to style my hair accordingly so I wouldn't look ridiculous. Unfortunately, such thought did not cross my mind, and after looking back through bid day pictures, I appear to have a mullet. That sweatband was pressing down my half up half down hair in a very unflattering way.

So I think it is safe to say that my hesitations about bid day proved to be false. I had just as much, and probably more fun this year than I did last year! I got a precious new baby and a ballin pair of tube socks! Definitely 2 things I'm really excited about! More so the baby, but who doesn't love tube socks??

Peace and love.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Does anyone still look at this??

The answer is doubtful. I haven't blogged in 427390423 years. I just lead a very exciting life... What can I say? haha
So a brief summary of my past few months:
I finished my summer at camp!! It ROCKED! Seriously. When I look back at the uncertainty I had at the beginning of the summer and look now at where I ended up, it's just crazy! I really didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did or get as much out of it as I did! To put it simply... it was THE best summer of my life!!
So I moved back into PC! I'm enjoying being back at school, and more so I'm enjoying life as an "anything but a biology major"! That's right friends, no more labs for this girl! PTL!!! Which brings me to a fun story...
So since I'm no longer on the path to medical school(although let's be real, with a 2.4 thanks to those lovely science courses I don't think I was ever truly on that path...) I've been left with the daunting task of finding something else to do with my life. But I mean last year I freaked out constantly about my future, and this year I've taken the approach of not worrying at all. Neither of which extreme have proven to be incredibly successful... but I digress. So in a quest to decide what I'm going to do with this life of mine, I emailed the middle school education advisor to request a meeting to dicuss the idea of being a middle school education major.
Alright. Now would be a good time to freeze. So let's jump back to oh, say... my whole life. I've always said that I may not know what I'm going to do, but I know what I'm not going to do and that is teach. Not to mention my moderate distaste for children. Well this summer made me have a lot of realizations! One of those being that I really do LOVE kids, more surprising... I love middle school! Seriously I dreaded them this summer, but I learned that I absolutely love them!
Alright. Back to my story. So I go in to talk to this professor about the major, my options, what all I would be required to do, general knowledge I would need to make an informed decision... Well my meeting lasted about 4 minutes. I entered the office with questions and left with an application for the teaching program at PC and my name on the list of majors. Decision made. Alright. So I'm indecisive as anything so for me to have made a life decision is large. For me to make that decision in that short of a time is larger. So it was decided. My future. My life's ambition. All mapped out in 4 minutes. Ahh!
Well I'm beginning to doubt that choice. I mean, I change my mind... A LOT (see 5 lines up "I'm indecisive as anything..."). I just don't know what to do!
I think what I can get out of this whole whirlwind is that God has made me so much more open minded over this summer!! I never would have entertained the thought of being a teacher just a few months ago! More than that I straight up did not like kids before this summer. So for me to entertain the thought of a profession where I'll be doing nothing but working with kids is huge! I'm excited to be able to look at everything I'm interested in and someday make a decision about how I want to spend the rest of my life! It's a big decision, so it'll take some time I suppose...
Anyway. To quote Phoebe from Friends, "So enough about me! How have you been?!"
Peace and Love.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ohhh We're Halfway There!!

So I'm over halfway through my summer at Lutheridge! I can't believe it! It's going by so very fast!!
Last week I worked in First Camp which is for 1st and 2nd graders. A lot of them were spending their first week away from home! They were so very precious! I had one very homesick camper who ended up having to go home due to a broken foot. We were playing Screaming Eagles: Tournament of Champions aka the best camp game ever, and she fell and broke her little foot. Bless her heart! So my cabin of 5 went down to a cabin of 4 and we continued on! OH! Did I mention last week was 4th of July WEEK at camp?!? I probably didn't. As you may have realized from my last post, I LOVE 4th of July! So an entire weeks worth of celebration was right up my alley! We painted shirts, made patriotic snacks, and so many other festive activities! It was the best!
So this week I was on General Duty getting to do all the behind the scenes work of camp! Everything from setting and serving in the dining hall to playing games with campers to cleaning bathrooms! It was a lot of fun!
But this week was a half week for me because I'm road tripping along with Callie Neal to go to Ann Wilson's debutante party!!! Columbus, GA here we come!! On the way back home, we're stopping by Macon, GA to go back to our roots, our ADPi roots that is. Expect pictures documenting both the party and our ADPi pit stop!
Peace and Love.

Friday, July 2, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!

I absolutely LOVE the 4th of July!! Seriously. It's the BEST!! I'm beyond excited I just so happen to be home for this fabulous holiday! One of the top attractions this weekend is the Peach Festival! Peaches are great, so for them to have their own celebration, AND for it to take place on 4th of July?!?!!? It's the best day of the year!!!! For those of you who do not know, I have quite the relationship with this festival! When I was 13 I entered the dessert contest with my grandmother's recipe for a peach pie. I was the only contestant under the age of 60 and I won first place! Embarrassing? Slightly. But I'm pretty proud of that title! The following year, I started competing against people my own age in the Young Miss Peach pageant. I placed that year, and the following year I competed and won the title of Teen Miss Peach! Slightly cheesy sounding to those of you who don't understand the fabulousness of this festival, but hey, I don't care. Want to see a picture of me in all my glory? Thought so.

Isn't that just precious.

So, not only is it America's birthday weekend, but it's also my dad's birthday weekend!! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!!! You're the best!!
(Yes, this picture was taken in 2008)

So that's all! Have a fantastic time celebrating our country's birth, and I'll enjoy celebrating America, my dad, and peaches. Life doesn't get much better than this!
Peace and Love.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

3 Weeks Down!!

So I'm home from Lutheridge for the week! I have successfully made it through 1 week of orientation and 3 weeks of camp! One month total! How crazy!? I'm loving camp!! I really didn't think I'd be this into it! So, a run down of my time so far:
The first week of camp, I was in Pioneer A with a cabin of precious little 5th grade divas! I think God has a marvelous sense of humor and decided to give me a taste of my own medicine with these high maintenance girls! At times, it was a little more than I could handle, and my patience was for sure put to the test, but I learned a lot from them! Those girls were crazy! I loved how one of them said she was "going to get a mani/pedi when she got home!" to which I thought, I didn't get "mai/pedis" until I was much older than 5th grade! Then, hearing them talk about their facebooks and cell phones!! What in the world?! Kids are growing up so fast! I feel so old saying that! I was more than happy to give them a taste of the outdoors!

The second week I was a counselor for a campfirmation cluster! For those of you non-Lutheran readers, campfirmation is a week of camp for kids who are going through confirmation. Confirmation is a fancy word for affirmation of baptism. Kids usually go through confirmation while they are in middle school. Campfirmation is a requirement by most churches in order to be confirmed. More questions on the confirmation thing? Feel free to ask! Ha! So my big concern with campfirmation was having girls who really didn't want to be there since it was a requirement not a choice. Also, I feel like middle schoolers are given a bad reputation. I'm so happy to say I LOVEDDD my middle school girls!! They were so great! All the crazy things I had heard about middle schoolers did not prove to be true! I had so much fun with them! And, I had a nice refresher on what all Lutherans believe! It was a fantastic week!

This past week, I worked with 4-6 year olds in Kindercamp which is an on-site day camp! Those kids were PRECIOUS! It was quite the switch going from middle schoolers who take instructions with ease and for the most part, do what you ask them to do, to little 4 year olds who have to be guided through every task! I sometimes felt like I was herding cats, but their preciousness made up for the sometimes frustrating moments! Their little voices are soo cute! And they say the funniest things! One little girl asked me why I wear the same shorts everyday (I wear nike shorts every single day)! She was 4. hahah Since Kindercamp is over at 1:00, our group was given other tasks to do in the afternoon! One day, I gathered kindling for the fire pits around camp! Yep. I like to think my knowledge of fire building improved by a lot that day!

So, I have fears that the people I work with think I'm very Pi-tastic, which I mean obviously I am, but I hope they don't judge me for that! Here's why I think this may be an issue:
1. I wear ADPi shirts a lot! Namely, because that's the majority of my tshirt collection!
2. I'm racking up on the ADPi related crafts in craft time! So far, I've made a lion out of a can, an ADPi keychain-ish thing, and melty bead girls wearing ADPi letter dresses, which will be used as magnets for mine and Blythe's refrigerator this year, ha!

So, this was a longggg post! But I've left out a lot, just so you don't get too bored! To summarize, I'm loving camp and loving experiencing God in new ways! I can't believe I'm almost half way done!! Please keep writing me letters! I loveee getting mail!
Sarah Derrick
2049 Upper Laurel Drive
Arden, NC 28704

Peace and Love.

"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ohhh Goodness!!

T- 15ish hours until I leave for camp! I am beyond unprepared!! Am I packed? Nope. I'm excited, but I'm also extremely nervous! If you don't know me very well, you probably don't know how nervous I get in the face of uncertainty! I don't handle these situations well.
Anyway. Please send me letters! I'll write you back for sure!!

Sarah Derrick
2049 Upper Laurel Drive
Arden, NC 28704

If anyone wants to send some prayers up to JC, that would also be greatly appreciated! I'm excited to see what all God has in store for me this summer! I'm really excited to share my faith and more so to grow in my faith! It's going to be great! I just have to get past the initial nerves I have!
I intend to blog as much as possible! So look for some stories, because we know I'll attract some of those!
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
Peace and Love!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." -Philippians 4:6

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stop it. Stop it right now!!

Can I just voice how inappropriate it is to take boyfriends, significant others, probably even husbands into Victoria's Secret. Really. That whole thing needs to stop now!
Now, I just don't understand the appeal behind this. Why do you need your boyfriend to stand awkwardly while you shop for bras and underwear?? Is it to show off that you actually wear the stuff? Are you getting his opinion? Are you trying to raise your appeal? All this is ridiculous, and it just doesn't need to happen.
Today I had to make my way through several middle, high, and college-aged boys while shopping for some new underwear. I was in a room by myself, or so I thought and turned around to a pre-pubescent teenage boy posted up on the wall. Seriously? Not to mention the strange family of mother, father, and teenage son. Surely, the father and son could have found something better to do while mom shopped!
Girls. Leave your boy outside, or better yet, leave your undergarment shopping for another day!
Boys. Just say no. If it isn't for your own awkward sake, do it for me, because I can't stand running into you while I'm shopping!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Abandon Tent!!!

Here's a sign of some great things to come...
So yesterday we celebrated Emily's graduation from high school early since we won't be here when she actually graduates. I'll be in the mountains, Anna will be in Florida. So. We thought to ourselves, "What does Emily enjoy?" The consensus: The Melting Pot and camping. We all love a good trip to The Melting Pot, and well, Emily is really the only one of the three of us who enjoys camping, but this was for her, not us. So she came over and we headed to dinner...
We were all still happy and pretty at this point.

When we came back from dinner, we decided the weather was permitting, so we headed up to the lake to camp for the night. I figured it was only appropriate to put on a bandana and make this as legit as possible. By the time we got to the lake, it was dark. So we commenced the tent set up in the dark. Emily, being the only one of us who knew anything about camping had no choice but to take charge. I tried to be useful, but it didn't really work...

... two hours later we FINALLY had a set up tent!!!!

We got everything set up inside and hunkered down for the night! About 20 minutes into this, I heard something outside. Let's be real, tents aren't really going to protect you from anything. So I brought this up to Anna and Emily. They shot me down, however about 5 minutes later we all sat up simultaneously. Emily suggested we abandon the tent. We all agreed. So we spent maybe 30 minutes in the tent that took us 2 hours to set up.

This morning, we had to go back up to the lake to take down the tent. It was wet. There were all kinds of bugs all over the place. Sick. I just wasn't feeling the outdoors! At all.

So is it safe to say this summer could prove to be much more interesting than originally thought? Yes.
Peace and Love.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dinner and One step closer to being ready for camp!

So tonight I cooked dinner! I was on stumbleupon last night and came across some recipes I wanted to try... so. Here's what I made:
Spicy Honey Chicken Seriously delicious!!
Garlic-Rosemary Potatoes Again, SO good!
Asparagus... I don't have a link to this recipe haha
and then for dessert! I made a pie compliments of Paula Dean! It was soooo good!!
So I would strongly encourage anyone to try these recipes! It greatly made up for the slick cake I made the other day, that's for sure!!

Then. The highlight of my day!! As previously mentioned, I have purchased chacos. However, I've been looking to get them monogramed for awhile now... Today Aunt Ann was able to get them on her machine and make my chacos pretty!! No more mandals for this girl!
Now this picture is a weird angle, I don't think it's too flattering of my leg/ankle. Oh well.
Precious, right? Yes. Anyone who wants theirs monogramed as well can consult Aunt Ann!

That's it for tonight!
Peace and Love!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's never going to happen!

I think I'm going to have to accept the fact that my hair will not curl. After several tried attempts and several failed attempts I have learned that my hair never has and never will be able to be scrunched. This dream of mine to have naturally curly hair like Anna's has been quite the saga...
When I was in 5th grade, I put so much gel in my hair in attempt to gain curls that you could hear me/my hair coming before you saw me. My mom, being ever so kind, told me I wasn't allowed to wear my hair like that to church because it made too much noise.

Years later my hair lady told me anyone could have curly hair if they used the right products! She sold me several creams, gels, sprays, etc all of which she guaranteed would give me the ringlet curls Anna has. So. I woke up the morning I was to get my passport picture taken and decided that day was the day to put all these products to test! Bad idea? Yes. My passport picture, which stays with you for years, is now a great reminder to me that my hair should just be kept straight. This has stayed with me as a reminder, until today...

I've been SO bored this week! So today, I decided to use all of Anna's curling products: shampoo, conditioner, gel, and spray. This was a sure way to get curl! (I'm doing all this in preparation for camp, so I can get ready faster) So I got ready to dry my hair and decided to throw some root lifter in there because my hair was always pretty flat on top when I curled it. Worst mistake I could probably make in all this! Once I turned off my hairdryer, my phone rang. It was 1985. They asked for their hair back.
I have now learned that without some chemical intervention, my hair will always be straight. Sad. But true. I'll have to find other ways to cut back on my getting ready time this summer.

Peace and Love.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

And the winner is...

Miss Michigan is the new Miss USA!!
What in the world?!?!?! I don't know how this happened!! Her on stage question answer was all over the place on the topic of birth control being covered by insurance. Hmmm. My top choice was Colorado, MAYBE Virginia. I'm sorry, but this victory from the Great Lakes came as a total shock!
Being in the pageant spirit, I couldn't help but head upstairs to put on an old dress! I just love it so much!! I had to take it off, though because I was being deprived of oxygen. I guess I have put on more weight this year than I thought! Possible career option: pageant judging. Just kidding. But definitely a side hobby!
Peace and Love... and I guess congratulations to Miss Michigan, even though it should have been Colorado.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Well Hello!

Welcome to the new blog! I'm so excited to have finally started this! I've been missing the ability to share my exciting life since I ended the last blog!
So what's been going on since I've written last?
I have started gathering things for camp! I purchased chacos, aka man-dals. I got a waterproof watch, some sweet shorts that are so bright I will never get lost in the wild, and I got a very camp counselor-ish bracelet! It has been so sad going into places like J. Crew knowing I have no reason to buy those clothes right now since I will be wearing nothing but shorts and t-shirts all summer. Oh well. BUT I've decided to make this a somewhat religious moment. 1 Samuel says: “...Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Now. I'm Lutheran, and we Lutherans don't really do the whole "life verse" thing or anything similar. However, I personally have decided to adopt this little verse here for the summer. Im going to try my hardest to cut back on the shower time, not worry about having my hair perfectly done only to hike up a mountain, etc. Hygiene, though will always be a priority.

So. Aside from camp. I decided today to make a cake. Not just any cake... a lime cake. Yes, from the get go, not so much a quality sounding idea. The true red flag in all of this, though, should have gone up when I went to add oil to the cake and had to do a double take as to what the recipe called for. One AND a third cup!!!! What in the world!? So. Needless to say, the cake can be described with one word, and that word is slick. It wont be going dry for a very long time if anyone wants some! What a waste of ingredients(mainly a waste of oil, I'd say)!
Also, after much harassment, asking, begging, etc.. my mother finally got me to clean out my drawers(ps. that's one tough word to spell..)! Anyway. Going by the things that were discovered, the last time I cleaned them out was probably sophomore year of high school! I gave away six trash bags of clothes! I can now live out of my drawers instead of the laundry baskets in my room! How great!
Ok, I think that's all for now!
Happy Founders Day to ADPi!!!
Peace and Love!