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Friday, December 23, 2005
I LOOOOOOVED "The Chronicles of Narnia"!!!!!! I really hope they come out with the other ones, too. I jumped so high when Edmund stepped over the wolf and, according to my dad, my mom nearly jumped into the row behind us! Hehe it was fun seeing it as a family. Zachary and I were sitting there pointing out what was different than the book. But overall, they were pretty true to the original story. They definitely messed up the lines in the end, though. The Beavers were supposed to say the line about him not being safe, but being good. :-P Oh well it was a great movie.
In my post about going to Lafayette, I forgot to mention the ride back home. I drove and was freaking out when about 7 semi trucks were in a pack in front of and beside and behind me. Maria suggested I run into them and try to scare them off the road, but I had to remind her that our Buick, no matter how good a little car it is, is just a tad smaller. I love driving the Buick! I haven't done it in a long time since the boys took it to college with them. It drives so nicely, though. 'Cept for the fact that it doesn't have cruise control. My mom kept looking at the speedometer and saying, "Uh, Charity, I know it's hard to keep it on the same speed, but you don't need to go that fast!" Maybe that's why I was so annoyed by the semi's - they take over the whole road and decide to slow down! Grrr! Oh by the way, want to know something rather sad? In Aussie, one can't get their license until they are eighteen. :-( Talk about waiting for a while!
Okay, so much for me not posting until after WC. (I CAN'T WAIT!!!!) My parent's and grandparent's are at the symphony and I really have nothing better to do at this time. Actually, I'm going to go call Flobie, so this is the end of this post! Ohh except to say that I am reading"In a Sunburned Country", and it is a great book so far. The author is soo funny! 'Sides the fact that he believes in evolution, I've really enjoyed what I've read so far. So I recommend it! :-)
Charity | 11:50 amComments-[ comments.]
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
"We love because He first loved us."
--1 John 4:19
Sunday night, my dad preached at Avon (Westside...whatever you want to call it) about the grace, peace, and love that a Christian can have in Christ. It was a very good sermon. :-)
So guess what I did yesterday? Let me just review my day...
I got up around 9:30 and cleaned up the kitchen. I ate a tiny bit of breakfast and went to help wrap presents. I did that until about 1:30 when we had lunch. (I still hadn't gotten dressed or even put in my contacts.) Mrs. Eger was at our house to visit and had mentioned that she had a bunch of presents to wrap. My mom got the brilliant idea that we gi'rls and she would go to Mrs. Eger's apartment and wrap her gifts for her. So, I pulled on some sweat pants and a T-shirt, put in my contacts, and we left. We wrapped the presents pretty quickly, so I decided to call the Helds and see if Kathryn, David, and Anna wanted to go out to eat with us or something. Mr. Held answered and I told him where we were and mentioned we might like to do something with them. He told me that Kathryn was actually gone (to which I was very disappointed), but then told me she was on her way to Youth Group and suggested that we stop by. (What a brilliant man! :-D) So, he gave my mom some directions, we clean Mrs. Eger's apartment, and then we headed out to the car. Here's where the fun started.
Maria, my darling, ever so wise sister, went to the car and turned it on. With the keys still in the ignition, she acci'dently pressed "lock" instead of "unlock" and slammed the front door. "Uh-oh..." We went inside and called AAA. They said someone would be there in 20-60 minutes and that they'd try to make it as fast as possible since the car was running. I was about to ki'll Maria, thinking that we wouldn't be able to see people afterall. Thankfully, a guy got there in about 15 minutes and unlocked our car for us. The first thing he said when he got there was, "Okay, who did it?" I was quick to point a finger at my younger sister. So, we unlocked all the doors and headed to McDonalds where my mom and Mrs. Eger wanted to stop and eat. Of course, we had to go inside. It was 7:30 and we were told we could only stay at the YG thing until 8:30. Needless to say, I was getting a little more frustrated. However, we did eventually get to the YG party. Kathryn saw us first and screamed. I guess the other people (who were in a different room) told Flo to go see what happened. So she came in and screamed even louder! Before we got there, I was a little worried about how I looked, but their reaction was worth it all. The party was a lot of fun with a White Elephant gift exchange and a game. The time did seem short, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
I might not update again until after WC. We are having company tomorrow night and then Christmas starts for us on Friday. Oh and we might go see "The Chronicles of Narnia" tonight. I am so excited!! :-D And I can hardly wait till WC starts - only a week away! Merry Christmas, everyone! Oh by the way, I'm taking the music off because it is scaring me every time I get on. WMP isn't working for me, otherwise I'd try to put on a different, more quiet song.
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Song of the post ~ "Daylight" by Brave Saint Saturn
Charity | 1:32 amComments-[ comments.]
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
I don't like being sick. Who does? Is it a little weird that my mom and I are both sick? Perhaps something to do with our shopping trip? ;-) Though, She feels better and I feel worse. I didn't go to church last night. I didn't know there was Communion. I should have toughed it out and gone. Today, sick or not, I have to get the school done that I didn't do during our little shopping trip. So here's the gist of it...
We got to my cousins' (Danielle and John) apartment in Wisconsin at 9:30ish. I slept through the last hour or so of the trip. As soon as we unpacked the van, we turned around and went shopping at Kohls till 11ish. They had 50% off almost everything in the store plus 15% off for senior citizens (yay for Grandma! :-D) We slept in on Thursday morning and went to a couple stores in the morning. My grandpa and John did some 'guy stuff' and then met us for lunch at a Chinese buffet (Yummm!). My mom, aunt, and grandma went on to another store after we ate, but Danielle and I went back to the apartment and dozed on the couch while watching "Christmas with the Kranks". We pretty much stayed home that night ('cept a run to Wal-Mart) and played "Ten Little Indians". Oh and then we went to a little neighborhood called "Candycane Lane" that had a bunch of Christmas lights up. We had to stop at Krispy Kreme on the way home, too. We did our big shopping at Gurnee Malls on Friday. We shopped for almost 12 hours straight. We got back around 10:30 and had some hot soup. Then my cousin highlighted my hair. It's not too noticable, I guess. My family noticed, but no one at church did. The trip back on Saturday seemed shorter (probably because I slept for like 3 hours of it). I was totally and completely surrounded by shopping bags that swished most of the way home. I was planning on going with my family to Joel Hart's basketball game, but I had a bit of a fever, so my mom told me to stay home. I was exhausted anyway. I can't wait to give away the things I bought!!!
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New song ~ "Perfect Situation" by Weezer
Charity | 3:25 amComments-[ comments.]
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
So guess what I'm doing from the 7th till the 10th? Yulp - SHOPPING! Four entire days of shopping in Chicago with my mom, aunt, cousin, and grandma. My cousin lives near Chicago and we are going to stay with her. This will be the third year in a row that my grandma, mom, and aunt have done this. The first year, it was a birthday present for my Grandma from my mom and aunt. Last year, it was kind of another 'birthday present', but also a 'hey that was fun last year. Let's do it again!'. :-) I wanted to go along, but I had Biology and Worldviews which I couldn't skip. My mom promised to take me someday, and it's working out for me to come along this year. I am extremely excited. My mom says that I will be utterly exhausted...but I still can't wait! Christmas shopping is one of my favorite things to do. I just love finding presents for other people. If I had the money, I'd just do it all year 'round! Well...maybe not. But you get the picture. ;-) I am determined not to let my aunt and mom "out-shop" me. We're going to this ginormous outlet mall and will be shopping literally from after breakfast until bedtime.
The only down-side to this trip is that I'll be missing the opening night to "The Chronicles of Narnia". My dad was planning on taking my Worldview class at midnight, but we kind of decided it'd be nice to go with our whole family. Oh well. I can wait for it. I hope the movie isn't a flop. No offence to Disney, but I'm kind of scared that they're the ones doing it. The previews look great, though.
Maria and I had a lot of fun last Thursday. We stayed at the Long's and went to see the LOTR exhibit at the Indiana State museum. We all found it sort of boring...but we got free french fries and Coke re-fills, so that made up for it. ;-) Plus, we got to spend the night at the Long's, so that was a ton of fun.
Saturday we had the Hart's (from Australia...yeah the cool ones! hehe) over for lunch. We had a lot of fun talking some more with them about Aussie and all that good stuff. We talked about everything from bathrooms to bugs to the the beach (ask me about it if you want to know more!). They're a really great family to be around. And the kid's accents are absolutely adorable! :-D
To those of you dislike my current song: too bad so sad. Cover your ears. :-P
Charity | 2:03 amComments-[ comments.]
Thursday, December 01, 2005
*Reading an applicative verse from the Bible
*Getting messages on my phone or IM
*Laughing with someone until I get tears in my eyes
*Having guys open doors for me
*Being with someone who actually likes listening to me talk
*Getting a long email and/or snail mail
*Eating ice cream
*Finding people who like "Adventures of Odyssey"
I had this on my IM profile. So now you all know the secret to making me happy! I got to experience two of these things today - laughing with Mary Ray and Maria until I got tears in my eyes (we were looking through the scrapbook that we made for Mr. Hart several years ago. It was back in the time of the Bulldogs - a homeschool basketball team.), and I also got to eat ice cream at the Rays.
Charity | 12:53 pmComments-[ comments.]