Sunday, June 26, 2011

College...Already

Well, today is the day I will apply to my first college. I am applying at St. Catherine. Who knew it would start so quick!? I haven't even begun my senior year of High School yet. I'm beginning to feel anxious, but I am very excited.
I have a couple of colleges in mind, but all for different majors.
St. Catherine in Nursing
University of Louisville in Dentistry
University of Kentucky for Nursing or Physical Therapy
Bellarmine University for Dentistry or Nursing
I'm glad I have many options close to home, I'm not really interested in moving to far from Bardstown.
All of the schools besides UK have contacted me, so I suppose that is a sign that it is time to start preparing for college!!
Maybe once I get my license, since I will soon be a legal adult, I will feel it to be more reasonable to start preparing for college.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Frog Catching! ;)

Most refer to this "sport" as "Frog Giggin'"
I never really concidered myself a "city" or "country" girl. I like to think of myself as in the middle! Well I made a new friend at work this past week. We really clicked. So he invited me to go Frog Giggin with him one night. I was hesitant to accept the invitation, but in the end, I decided I would go. We left after we both were let off work. He lives in New Haven and his lakes we were going to were up a back road. First we had to unlock a gate, then another gate...and then ANOTHER gate! I finally had to ask, "Where are you taking me?!" He giggled and said, "Somewhere where they won't hear you scream..." Jokingly of course!
We all piled onto his boat and we started our adventure.
They finally caught a glimpse at the first frog! I had no idea what to expect, but as soon as I can blink his cousin stabs the frog!! I uncontrollably scream and then start to laugh. They all laughed at/with me :)
The second and third frog we "gigged" I did not scream. My friend threw his "spear" at one frog, but he missed. He was just trying to be funny, I hope :)
After we made our way around the lake 3 times it was time to skin the frogs.... I'm not sure how to explain this action, but I did not take it very well.. It was quite devastating. The poor frogs were still alive while the guys were cutting their legs off!
I wish I had pictures, but overall I had a very good night, and I think it is safe to say.. I have a little more city in me than country :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer So Far

Well, so far this summer has been terrible! I got dumped, I found out that a loved ones cancer may be coming back and I have rarely seen my friends! I want to have a huge party with just my friends! But who has to work, THIS GIRL! Which I don't completely mind. I have nice friends at work and some are really cute :) I have forgotten what it feels like to have a crush on someone! I like it. But, I do not want a relationship! I'm just going to focus on saving up my money to get me a car for next year and college. I would really appreciate if something very exciting happened to make my summer just a tad more exciting. I have faith that it will get better!
I did cut my younger sisters hair at 1 am :) --->
My parents weren't very happy, but she looks cute!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Colors of the Wind

Anyone who knows me should know I love to sing, but that I am terrified of singing alone in front of people. "Premiere Chorus" is going to be offered next year and it is a step above Advanced Chorus. I have been in Advanced Chorus for 3 years now, and I am excited to say I auditioned for "Premiere Chorus"! BUT, it was not at all easy for me.
I wanted to quickly pick out a song because I wanted to start practicing right away! I chose Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas. I practiced and practiced, but I knew when the time came I would be lucky for any words to come out of my mouth! My best friend came over and sang her song in front of me- she sounded GREAT and was also nervous- but I avoided singing in front of her. She is my best friend! If I could sing in front of anyone it would, or SHOULD be her!
Well I don't know how I did it but I did! I did admit to our teacher I was nervous... but I guess I knew if I wanted a chance to be in what could be my favorite class next year, I had to give it a go.
Hopefully I did well enough to make the class!!

Make you stay wide awake... This is how a heart breaks

Well.. two years just fell out of the window and down the drain!
Five days ago, my boyfriend of almost two years broke up with me. What a great start to summer, right? I believe everything happens for a reason, but this is a tough one!
My sister Courtney has been a big help with this break-up (she just got dumped too) I'm very grateful to have a sister that is there for me.
Friends have also been there. I even got to talk to a good friend for half the night a couple nights ago... that really helped a lot.
But it's going to take a little more for me to even consider getting over him...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Orleans and Carnival Elation

This past Spring Break changed my life. (I always seem to have very exciting Spring Break's- 2010 Spring Break I went on a mission trip to Georgia!)
When I was at my sophomore regions tennis match my mamaw called and asked how I would like to go on a cruise with them (they are "cruise people" for sure-one about every year) I did not hesitate to say I would love to! As time got closer I was anticipating spending a week away from friends and my parents on land, and with only my grandparents and other elder family. Boy was I scared for nothing!! That week in New Orleans and Carnival Elation is tied (with my week in Georgia) for the best week of my life! I had to write a paper of my experience of the cruise for school...Here it is :)
Spring Break 2011

As we departed at 1 o' clock Saturday morning, I had no expectation of experiencing one of the best weeks of my life. All I was prepared for was to swim a little and spend all of my time with elders. Though I was excited for the trip to Mexico, I was hesitant because I would have no communication with friends and family on land. It would be my first week, in many many years, I would be apart from my parents. With all the emotions of nervousness and agony, I knew I could look forward to, at least experiencing new culture, a new country and the Gulf of Mexico.
Our first stop was New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina, all I had heard was of the damage New Orleans encountered. While I actually learned, Mississippi was hit by Katrina just as hard, and in some places harder the New Orleans had. The hotel we stayed at during our weekend was on the main road of New Orleans. The owners said they only had an inch or so of water damage. We assume that the reason New Orleans gained more experience then Mississippi was only because poverty was more of a problem, and therefore effected the people of New Orleans more.
Not only did I learn more about Hurricane Katrina, I experienced a whole new world. New Orleans is absolutely nothing like small Bardstown. You have to be on look out for crimes as you walk down the street. We encountered a gun shooting one night- I am unaware of any details. The people in New Orleans are just something else... all I really have to say is WOW. I have never walked down a street before named Bourbon, and I have most definitely not seen a man walking around in a wedding dress!
Little did I know, my adventure in New Orleans was not even the start of all I would go through when riding on Carnival Elation.

When I took my first step aboard Carnival Elation, I felt like I had entered a care-free castle. The kids running and playing, along with the glass elevator. I had literally never seen anything like that ship before. It was absolutely beautiful, and looking back as I type this paper, I may cry because of how much I learned on my vacation.
I learned how to snorkel. I formed a connection between the ocean and me that I would feel blessed to be able to share even if only one more time in my life. I mentioned before how care-free the ship was, well, the ocean had the ship beat by a mile. Swimming with the fish (and even an octopus) was the most fun and relaxing thing I have experienced in my life.
But, the most important thing I learned that week, was how much I am truly blessed with having grandparents AND great-grandparents, who are still able to love me. I formed a special bond with my family that week, and now we are closer then we have ever been. I am blessed with being able to spend that time with my elder family, because others have not been blessed with that time, or with their grandparents.
We docked at Cozumel, Mexico our third day. My grandparents, great-grandparents and me were all able to spend time in a foreign country together. We were able to shop and melt in the blazing sun as a family. My family was very impressed when I spoke the Spanish that I could.
The next day, Carnival docked at Calica, Mexico. While most passengers drove to Playa de Carmen and Cancun, my family and I stayed on board. We had practically the whole ship to ourselves! We took advantage of the water slide and the buffet. We had a relaxing day out in the sun, enjoying each others company.
It was a sad day when we had to leave, though I was ready to see and speak with my others. I will never forget the week I spent on board with mi familia!
I understand it's kind of cheesy, and the only reason I had to write it was because I was truant and needed the week excused. I'm not sure I will ever be able to put in to words how much that week on board meant to me!!

 We were docked in Cozumel, Mexico :)



This is on our way to New Orleans :)


A photo from the ship of Cozumel :)


 My first sighting of the ship :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Show Choir- Engagement

I think I have named this blog unfairly for two reasons. It gives away the surprise, and it is NOT my engagement! I have to finish high school first!

For our 1st period Advanced Chorus class, our final was a rather interesting concert. Each voice part (soprano, alto, and bass with tenors) chose a song and made up a unique choreographed dance to the chosen song. Boy was this a LONG, frustrating process. From having to put up with freshman "know-it-all's" to singing the high to low ratios in the soprano's song, Fireworks by Katy Perry. I love the song and it is very inspirational, but I no longer want to sing and dance to the song anymore! It was not one of my favorite performance moments. Regardless, the concert overall was successful. (I give the best performance award to freshman Jalen Stone who danced to Michael Jackson, he was outstanding!!)


The time came when each grade 6th-8th, and each high school class finished preforming their dance and/or song. After everything was said and done our chorus teacher then thanked everyone for their support and for coming. He then made a special shout out to his girlfriend for all of her support and care. He asked his girlfriend to come down to the front of the auditorium and then...well I'm thinking you can guess what happened. Right there in front of "millions" of people, our chorus teacher proposed! He always "flirts" with his student's family members-jokingly of course. So it is really great to see him be engaged to someone who seems to mean a lot to him! I wish them the best of luck!