Monday, October 27, 2008

The lost "pamatnik"!

Here in Czech, there are these things called "pamatnik", that are popular with littler kids in elementary school. They are books (kinda like notebooks) with empty pages, which then are filled with drawings from people you know, friends, family, teachers etc.

Well, when I was in third and fourth grade, I had a pamatnik. A pretty cool one, I might add, and it was FILLED with drawings from other people that I was very proud of. I had everyone draw in it for me, and that pamatnik was my treasure. But, one day I gave it to a certain person to draw in it...and I never saw it again...until now.

I had given it to Becca M. three years ago to draw something in it. She then forgot about it and put it in a pile of books and other things. Meanwhile, I had no idea where it had gone, 'cause I couldn't remember who I had given it to. For those three years, I looked for it, but never found it and then just forgot about it as well.

Then, on my birthday, I went to see Becca, and we had an "art day". That was the day I was reunited with my pamatnik. She brought it down from her room laughing, about how she had had it for so long and STILL hadn't drawn anything in it. She said she found it while cleaning out her room. I got to look at all the old pictures my friends drew, it was a special moment for me. :)

So, after three years of being seperated from my pamatnik, I now have it back, WITH a drawing for Becca, and I will treasure it for long times to come. And that's the end of the story of "The Lost Pamatnik!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My 14th birthday!

On October 8th I celebrated my 14th birthday!

On Wednesday, the eighth, I celebrated my birthday with Lucy, Grace and Lisa in the aftern
oon by taking some fun fall pictures, drinking tea together, and just hanging out. I really love those friends, they're awesome!

Then in the evening, I had a small birthday party just with my family. I had Shepherd's pie for dinner, and Key Lime pie for dessert, YUM! Some of the presents I got included, a Bible, Crocs, a Starbucks thermos, clothes and books.

I also took some birthday/fall pictures with Caleb and Tyler too. Then on Saturday, I had Hayley over for the night to celeb
rate my birthday, and I took some pictures with her too. So it was a picture taking birthday this year! :)

I feel very good now as a fourteen year old. I don't feel much older though than I did on the 7th of October, but I feel a lot older than my last birthday, when I turned 13. I have changed my style of clothes a bit, changed my hair, gotten taller and am now in ninth grade.

Here are some of the big things that have happened since my last birthday:

-I got braces
-I went to the States for Christmas and in the Summer

-Caleb was sick and him and mom had to be in America for a while, while Dad, Tyler
and I were at home
-We went on vacation to Hvar, Croatia

-I am in ninth grade, the last year of "Zakladni Skola" (Primary school)
-I went
to Venice for the first time last February

So as you can see, I have had a busy year! I hope the next year is just as good, if not better than the last.