Tuesday, January 18, 2011



So this post is going to be kind of random and short, but I'm just trying my best to catch up on life, so just hang on with me.

So I've noticed that most blogs that I read are written by Moms, Wives, etc. And they almost always write something like... I'm writing this blog for my kids/family. So that someday I can look back on their lives and remember the memories. Well. Clearly, I am not a mother. Or even a wife. And I most DEFINITELY do not have any kids. Haha. So I guess I write this blog to remember my high school years. People are always telling me that these are the best days of your life. That once I get out of here, I'm in the "real world". Whatever that is. Anyways, I just want to keep all of this in my mind. I know that when I'm 25, 35, 45, etc... I probably won't really care about high school and everything, but I still think it will be interesting to look back on. Very, very interesting. :)

So this blog, I guess, is kind of like a journal... Except with some (A LOT) of the details left out. Haha. **Some things are just meant to stay a secret...** Maybe this blog will be full of crazy, high school drama. Or maybe it will be about lessons learned. But whatever the reason, I'm doing this for myself. So that someday I can look back on my teenage life and remember the memories.

Talk to you soon. :)

Computer Science Class ;)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I'm Baaa-aack

Whoa. So, I haven't blogged in a longgg time. Like a really long time. Anyways, it's a new year. You'll cut me some slack, right? :)

Ok, while I do occasionally set goals, or new year resolutions, for myself, a lot of mine this year are kinda personal. Personal enough not to share on The World Wide (full of creeps) Web. So, if you happen to think about me, pray for my strength to reach my goals. I have some pretty high goals for myself this year, and I know that I won't be able to accomplish any of them without God's help. So your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Just a little catch up of my life...
  • I now only have a year and a half left of high school left! Praise the Lord. But really, in December I turned 17 and this is going to sound wayyy cheesy, but I feel so old! I know 17 isn't old at all, but I guess I've just started to realize how quickly life passes! It is crazy for me to see myself in college in a short two years. I don't know. Just seems like time is flying.
  • My church has always been a huge part of my life. I've grown up there. Most of my friends were centered around that place. And a HUGE change has taken place in our church. First of all, our name changed last fall. Not a bad thing, just a change. And second, we are starting a new campus next Sunday! Other than the main campus, we will now have two alternative (Nice word, huh, Scout?) campuses. This change should be a drastic one, but our whole church is anxious to see all that God is going to do with this new location.
  • In other news, school is school, and our family had an awesome holiday season. Spring Break anyone??? :)
Well, my sister has me hooked on watching the show Glee. So I'm gonna go, but I will leave you with this promise. At least one blog post each week. Hopefully.

Talk to you soon. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

So. Tired.

**I started this post yesterday, but I'm just now finishing it. So here ya go.**

O my, ya'll. I'm extremely exhausted. But. I'm here. At school. With a smile on my face and a big fluffy sweatshirt on to make this rainy day before Thanksgiving break a little better.

Ok. That's my rant for this morning. Ha.

Anyways, this week is one of my favorite weeks of the whole year! Everything about it is awesome.

1. All of my siblings are here. Which is kind of impossible. Love it though.

2. The rest of my family comes over, too. Precious Grandparents. :)

3. Food. Lots and lots of food. And let me tell you, I come from a longggg line of UH-MAZING home-cookers. :)

4. No School. At least for 3 days. Pure wonderfullness.

5. Lots of reading, painting, sleeping, and other things that make this girl happy. :)

Ok. So now that I've reached a good number of happy Thanksgiving things, I guess I will go! Just to finish this day of school and then on to Thanksgiving break!

P.S. Sassy is laughing histerically because she thinks blogs are ridiculous... She's starting her own as I type. Whose ridiculous now?!? :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Quick One

Hey! Look at me... Blogging two days after the last post. :) You should be proud.

So this will be quick, because I'm at school, but just wanted to leave you with a video that our youth group watched a while back. Such an awesome reminder of how our relationship with Christ SHOULD be. For me, it isn't most of the time. I really struggle with giving Christ complete control over every aspect of my life. But this video is an awesome illustration of that struggle.

So. Get off your stool, and let Christ sit down for a while. :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Junior Year Thus Far

Well, hello there. :)

I know, I know. It's been too long. But my semester so far has been pretty crazy. PRAISE THE LORD I ONLY HAVE ONE WEEK UNTIL THANKSGIVING BREAK!!! One thing I'm thankful for... Thanksgiving break. ;) Ha. Well, school has been crazy. Along with balancing all of the other parts of a teenage girl's life. Oh, Lordy. It's been insane. But, things are looking up, and I think they are starting to settle down... Hopefully.

Lately I've been struggling with a lot of stuff, like I said in my last post, and I think I've come to some sort of conclusion. Basically, I've realized that while I constantly wish for my plans to actually go through, I need to be reminded that my plans may not be God's plans. Honestly, most of the time they don't match up. But even when I think that nothing will work out. That everything is all too stressful. When I feel alone, confused, or whatever. I know that GOD is with me. And HIS plans are much better than mine ever will be.

My life verse, at least for right now, is Psalm 34:18. This is a verse that I think every teenage girl should know. Memorize it. Think it. Believe it. Live it.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and He saves those whose spirits have been crushed."

So... That's that. I promise that I will try my best to be more disciplined about posting more. You know, I don't know who created blogs, but they have really helped a girl out. It's always good to simply write about drama/struggles/anything else. Whether anyone reads this, or not, I really think that this blog has made me more honest with myself... Thanks Mr. Super-smart-nerdy-blog-maker-guy. :)

Well, I guess I will go now. Yo necesito estudiar para mi examen de Espanol. **Translation: I need to study for my Spanish quiz.** Looks like I've got a head start! Talk to you soon. I promise. ;)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blogging in Computer Class

Alright. This one will be short. I'm sitting in Computer Class. Blogging. Ironic? A tad, yes. Haha.

I've already finished my projects, so I decided... Why not blog? I don't have any other time to do it anyways.

So... My life has been flying fast. School was crazy last week. So. Much. Homework. It was slightly ridiculous. Ok, very ridiculous. Anyways, a couple of nights of being up until almost two did me in. I'm still catching up on all that lost sleep. Oh, well. Maybe better this week... Yeah, right. :)

My life is kind of boring right now. School. Home. Homework. Eat. Hold my cutest-in-the-world nephew. Sleep. And the cycle starts all over again. Maybe in a couple of weeks, things will pick up. Not that I need to lose any more sleep. Ooof. Makes me yawn just thinking about it.

Spiritually, I'm just dealing with some stuff right now. I'm not exactly sure what that is, but when I figure something out, I will most likely blog about it. Maybe. ;)

Well... Told you this would be short! I'm about to get graded, and I'm pretty sure it isn't on my mad blogging skills. Haha

Talk to you soooooon :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hey... Been a while, huh?

Well, let's just say that these past 3 weeks or so have been more than stressful. Exhausting. Mentally. Spiritually. Physically. Emotionally. It's been insane to say the least. School started, my Brother, Sister-in-law, and Nephew moved in, and just normal life has happened.

I don't think I've ever felt quite like this in my life. It's an odd feeling. Sad, confused, anxious, worried. I'm not sure, but I do know it isn't a good feeling by any means. Not good at all.

So lately, I've been trying really hard to give my everything to My One True Love. But it's hard! Very hard. I definitely don't have all the answers, and I know that I could never figure this out with my own little mind, so God is my One and Only Option. He can deal with this. I can't. He knows everything. I (definitely) don't.

One thing that I have discovered... The older you get, the harder life gets. That's just how it is. But with My Love, I can do it! It won't be easy, and it won't always be filled with nice and happy endings, but when you trust in HIM, you can't go wrong. That's one good decision I've made lately. Ha.

So. Here are a few quotes from a book I've been reading lately...

"When life is more than she can bear, God is more than she needs."
-Hayley DiMarco (God Girl)

"When you learn to love no matter what the circumstances, you learn to rise above."
-Hayley DiMarco (God Girl)

"A God Girl knows true happiness because she isn't lying to herself about what her heart knows, but she puts all her faith on the fact that God is trustworthy."
-Hayley DiMarco (God Girl)

We sang this song in church a while back, and it really hit home.

"KATIE! I AM... Your Hope, Peace, Joy, Rest, Comfort, Relief from your stress, Strength, Faith, Love, Power, Freedom this very hour. I'm going to take care of you. I love you. I'm always with you."

Ahhh.... *sigh*. HE IS. He is my only hope.

Talk to you soon.