Sunday, August 29, 2010

Soak Up The Sun

Camping. Not the best, but not the worst. Everyone in our family was going to go, but Tyler got the stomach flu so him and Mom stayed behind, while everyone else went up to Priest Lake. It was only supposed to take 3 hours, but because we made so many stops at stores to look for dry ice it took us 5 hours. We were all pretty tired out when we got there.
So after we set up the tent in the fading light, we all sat around the fire and roasted marshmallows.

If you look carefully you'll see Kelsey was very careful never to have her face showing in a picture. I don't know why, because to be honest, she looked the best of all of us.

Jenna and Nathan showing off fancy moves with their sticks.

Mom and Tyler decided to give us a little surprise and show up the next morning. Apparently Tyler felt good enough to come up. So we all went down to the beach together.
Because fortunately there was a lake there (which you probably caught onto since it's called Priest Lake) which always makes camping more fun. Unfortunately the high there only got up to like 68 degrees. So the weather barely got to the point where it was too cold to get into the water. Which was a bummer, but me and Jenna had fun playing on the sand, while everyone else just sat on a log and read or watched us.(booorrinnng) I guess Tyler and Nate played on the sand a little, but they didn't even put their swimsuits on.
Here's me building my sand castle, and Jenna building some pit thingy.

Here's the finished product. I know it doesn't look like much. But it took a long time to do, and it's pretty good for me. Plus we had nothing to build it with except out hands and a broken plastic cup. So no laughing.
Here's Jenna's pit. It doesn't look too impressive either, but don't judge it. It was really cool in person.
Here's a couple of pics of the lake (which was really pretty) and of the kids having fun on the beach.

Well I think this is the longest post I've ever done, so I guess Congrats to me.
ps. If you can't tell, I actually had pics on this post. Why? Because I noticed we don't really have any pictures of our family right now, but tons of them when we were all little kids. So I made a commitment to start taking pictures of us whenever I felt it was needed. That's why there's no pictures of me really. But I feel proud to have made a goal and so far have kept it.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The end of summer and the lazy monster

Ugh. Only 8 more days of summer. It's SOOO depressing. Oh well. At least I'll be in 8th grade now so no more being called a sevy for me!!! The bad part about being in 8th grade is you don't get your schedule until the first day of school, when the bell rings. Which I don't think is smart. Why can't they just mail it to you, or have you come get it like the highschoolers? The 7th graders get it about 5 days before school starts.
I went back to school shopping last Monday, I need to go to the mall again. I went to Rue 21 which is my favorite store in our mall, with a girl named Kim who just moved in. I got three pairs of jeans, only 12.99 each!!!!!! And a couple of shirts for about $3 and a cute tank top thingy. (yes I'll be wearing a shirt underneath ;) ) Which was good since pretty much my whole wardrobe is in Jenna's closet. I still need Sunday clothes and a pair of jean shorts though. Oh! And I got a pair of white heels for Sunday.
I might try out for Volleyball. I'm still not sure. I wasn't even thinking about it, but when Sam and Courtney (cousins) were here we went to a park and played volleyball for a while, and I could spike!! Which I'd never been able to do before. Usually I had to underhand serve because my overhand serves go about a foot then drop to the ground.
I've never played volleyball before so I'm kind of nervous. Plus the tryouts are the first day of school. But Cherish (one of my friends) has never played either and is trying out, so I might tryout with her. The only problem is I'll probably make B team because I don't really know how to play and if Cherish does too she'll quit.
We're going camping Thursday-Sat. morning, and on a REALLY long bike ride some time this week, we went to Robinson park on Friday and stayed until about 10. Besides that I'm just hanging out with friends for the last week of summer.
Oh! And I'm trying to get in shape for Volleyball, Basketball, and Track, so I'm trying to go jogging with Mom every morning but Sunday and Saturday. I started this goal Monday I think, and have gone jogging twice so far. So it's not really working, but I'm determined to continue. I just don't know how it's going to work once school starts, because I can't wake up early enough to go jogging and get ready for school and walk to school, and most of the time I'll have too many things going on at night. Plus the sun will start going down pretty early. But I'll find a way to get in shape. I won't let the lazy monster triumph again!!!