Monday, December 31, 2007
By the way, if you were wondering...the picture in the background (the colors), those are actually strands of colorful beads! I took that picture the other day and I really liked the colors, so I asked Tyler if he could fix up my blog, and he did!
So, to Tyler...THANK YOU!!
If you would like to have your blog done by TJP (Tyler), click on the little icon on the side of my page that says TJP.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
We've had an amazing time in these past couple weeks. Here are some highlights of our time here!
Of course, being with my grandparents (and uncle Mike!) is the main highlight of this trip!
Picking out a Christmas tree!
Putting Christmas lights up outside with Uncle Mike!
Having my special day with Michelle! Can you see I got my ears pierced???!!
Getting a hot chocolate at Starbucks! I'm not a big fan of coffee... :o)
Christmas finally came!
Look at our beautiful Christmas tree!
Here's all of us eating a scrumptious Christmas dinner...well, actually, lunch!
So, the conclusion is...we've had an AWESOME time here!
Monday, December 3, 2007
I'm in eighth grade as most of you know, and I go to czech school. But there is one thing I don't get out of school here, and that is ENGLISH WRITING!!
So last year my mom decided to enroll me in a online writing class. We always get a lesson, a theme on which to write about and then we get it corrected. On most of the assignments we get three revisions and then after the third revision, the teacher grades it. So I thought I'd show you one of my favorite papers I've written!
This is one I wrote last year - enjoy!
My giraffe, Susie Rose, and I are the best of friends. I found her when the local zoo in Rindapple flooded and needed temporary homes for their animals. I rushed over as soon as I heard about the offer, because I knew I wanted the giraffe. Sure enough, they handed her over to me and said they would come for her in about two weeks, after they repaired the zoo.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
On Thursday, we all gathered around for some Turkey and pumpkin pie (of course there was more food too!). We had a great time spending time together, and thanking the Lord for all the good things he's given us.
On the last night of conference we had our annual JVK (JV Kid) talent show! This year, I thought the talents were exceptionally good. Every JVK had a unique talent to share like playing the piano, singing, karate, dancing, comedy acts and much more! I played a piano duet with my mom that we had been practicing for over three weeks - it was great to finally perform it. If anyone was wondering, the people in the picture are Corey and Lindee Anderson.
After the talent show on Saturday, we had what we call "Midnight Movie Night"! We call it that because we start a movie at around ten thirty and it usually goes to around midnight. We split into our groups (Journey with Zeteo, Akiko with Frogs, Ducks with Beauties) and we watch our own movie. This year our group watched Shrek 3! We all piled our blankets and pillows together, to form what we call "Cozy Hoff". It's Akiko's (my group) special tradition for movie night. We all find our spot in the pile and that's where we stay for the movie. It's so fun!!
Although it was sad when the conference ended on Sunday, I felt really filled up and satisfied! I'm so glad I get to be a part of this!
This is my cousin Becca and I, with a gingerbread house she decorated herself! They are also JV and I love spending that time with them!