Danielle's well...i dunno for sure

i did it ok - Here's to you(Robbie and Alec)

Thursday, September 30, 2004

On a Lonely Hillside

On a lonely Hillside
On a lonely hillside, all covered with snow, a few children decided this was the perfect place to go sledding on this Christmas Day. Growing up, my brother was involved in boy scouts. Well, while at boyscout camp, he discovered a huge hill. The kind of hill htat is perfect for sledding down. So when Christmas or the day after Christmas came, my brothers, my mom, our neighbors, and I decided to go sledding down this huge hillside. We arrived and got out our sleds. We all trudged over to the hidden hillside. As soon as we got there, we all jumped on our sleds, and we were off. Speeding down the hill, I lost control of the sled; I just let it take me where it wanted to. I came to a slow-moving stop. I got up off the sled. With raw cheeks and frozen snot stuck my face, I looked up at the gigantic task that was before me. I had forgotten that you had to climb bak up the hill. I began that slow, agonizing task, one step at a time. It took a while, but at last I had done it, I had reached the top. I looked longingly at the hillside, but concluded it wasn't worth it. So for the next 20 minutes, there I sat on that lonely hillside, all covered with snow.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

My Biggest Life-Changing Experience

My Biggest Life-Changing Experience
I would definitely have to say that my biggest life-changing experience would have to be when I came to Faith Christian School in 7th grade. The year before I decided to trust God as my Lord and Savior(I got saved). I had gone to a public school all my life so I didn't really know what it was like to go to a Christian school. I never really had a Bible class, or chapel, or even got to pray during school. I guess before this I pretty much kept my church life at church and that's all. I love Faith so much. Even though we have a dresscode and somewhat strict rules, I love it. I've learned and grown so much. I've learned of all God's AWESOME attributes. For example, I've learned to trust Him. He has a perfect plan for my life. I used to be concerned so much about outward appearances, but now I've become so aware that some people are soo cool, you just have to give them a chance. I've also learned that serving can be fun; sticking out can be fun. Coming to Faith taught me what REAL friends are. I love the friends that God has blessed me with. They are awesome, they encourage me so much when I think that I can't go on. I love being able to pray at school. I never realized how much I love it until I remember when I went to public school and you didn't pray before each class. Another thing was that this past summer I played on a softball summer rec league and it wasn't a Christian team. It was so wierd because after every game I would be like "oh we need to pray....oh wait...We don't do that...this isn't Faith Christian School". In all this is definitely the biggest and best thing that ever happened to me. It has been such a blessing to me and I'm so thankful that my parents have payed and allowed me to here. It definitely was and is and is to come my biggest life-changing experience.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

My Favorite Meal

Favorite Meal

My all time favorite meal would have to be: fried chicken, mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, and green beans(picked from our garden). My mom always makes this meal for my birthday and everyonce in awhile we'll find it for supper. I love fried chicked because it is soo crispy and moist, especially the way my mom makes it...yumm. And you cannot have fried chicken without mashed potatoes -- they make it all worth while. Now these potatoes -- they aren't just any potatoes. They are creamy, mashed and ooooh so good, even though theyt are from a box (but don't tell my mom I let out her little secret!). Mashed potatoes aren't the same without their soul mate -- GRAVY. When you say "Oh yeah I'm having mashed potatoes," you just can't leave out that gravy -- it's like nachos and cheese, Mickey and Minnie...well you know what I mean. Well...gravy, how do I describe my gravy -- I don't like they white kind...well....I don't know, but I know I don't like it spicy. Lastly for our vegetable. There is no other vegetable that goes better with fried chicken, mashed potatoes AND gravy, then GREEN BEANS. Green beans just make the meal complete. Every other summer or something like that we plant green beans...and then we can them. Well..let me tell you -- they are GOOD. I'm normally not a person that likes vegetables(even though I have to eat them -- like brussel sprouts--ugh!)BUT when it comes to THESE green beans -- I love 'em, they are just soo ..... good. They have a really good flavor to them...yummm.
Well, I guess that concludes my favorite meal -- in detail -- come to think of it, I haven't had that meal in awhilie. My mouth was watering, well maybe not watering, but i was thinking of how good it is. Maybe I'll help my mom cook it sometime!