Sunday, February 27, 2011

On Movies...

It snowed last night☺! There is so much snow that church is cancelled for today, so here I am.
Below are some scenes from my favourite movies. Can you guess what movies they're from?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today, to start with, I am sick. My eyes hurt, especially when I try to look in a different direction, my legs feel weak when I sit down, and I am freezing cold. This morning I woke up and, thinking it to be about 7:30 am, I decided to get up and read a book. Then I found out that it was actually 4:12 am. That, as you can imagine, was very disappointing. I lay in bed, shivering, until I fell asleep again, about 45 minutes later. It wasn't a good sleep, about 40 minutes. So now, here I am, wearing pajamas, a housecoat, a blanket, and drinking lemon tea. But that is not why I am here. I need your help, I can't decided which of the following stories I should continue with, what do you think?

Story #1, Chapter one

"Well, what do you guys think?"

Think? My dad tore me away from my friends, my school, and my home, and he had the audacity to ask me what I thought? But my dad looked so excited. I didn't want to burst his bubble.

"I love it!" my little sister, Rachel, squealed.

My older brother, David, just shrugged his shoulders. But I could see his was just trying to hide his excitement. He was just was enthusiastic about this as Rachel.

My mom's eyes shone. "It's beautiful! What do you think Sheray?"

"Not bad... for a country house," I replied, trying to find something good about it.

The house itself, I liked. It was huge, and I'd have two whole rooms all to myself.
But did we have to move half way across the country to get the house? And did the property have to have a barn? Now I'd be doing chores all the time.

My family ignored the sarcasm in my voice and happily began to unload the van.

"May I be excused from unpacking?" I asked. "I'd like to look around the town."

A strange look crossed my mother's face. "The closest town is about two miles away."

I felt like throwing up. "Are you kidding?"

My mother shook her head.

This is going to be the end of me!

I quickly calmed myself and reached for my bags. "Which rooms are going to be mine? I'd like to be alone for a while."

My mom nodded understandingly. "This way." She led me up two sets of stairs and down a long hallway. "These two rooms are yours. Have fun unpacking."

I snapped open my suitcase, dumped all my clothes on the floor, and took in my surroundings. The room was completely bare except for a queen sized bed in the corner, white lace drapes hung up by the windows, and a barnyard wallpaper. This is where I'm going to live for the next few years?

I carefully hung the few clothes I had up in the monstrosity of a closet and went into the second room that would be my own. It was completely bare. In this room I hung up the pictures I had brought with me and set up my desk with all my artwork.

Done! Now what?

Story #2, chapter one

I ran. I ran from them. When I say them, I referr the the guards at my father's palace that saw my trying to escape through a side door. I dared not stop to catch my breath for fear the footsteps behind me would catch up and take me back. I didn't want to go back, and no one could make me. I could hear them calling my name as it echoed through the woods.


But I would not turn back. As I turned to see my pursuers, I tripped on a root and did not have the strength to get up. As I was about to give up in despair, I heard a different voice call my name. One that did not belong to my father's guards. I looked up into the most beautiful violet eyes I had ever seen.

"Follow me," the girl invited.

I did not have a choice. My pursuers were getting closer. I took the outstretched hand. The girl pulled me to my feet and began to run, dragging me with her. When she could not run any longer, she let go of my hand and sat down on the ground. I stared up at her. She had beautiful blond hair with a crown of braids atop her head. Her eyes scrutinized me carefully. I self consciously smoothed down my red hair, which had once had a ribbon keeping it out of my face. Now my hair hung freely in my face, covering up my green eyes.

"Who are you?" she asked.

"Star," I murmured, unable to clear my mind.

"I'm Roselani. Now, tell me, what are you doing here?"

"I'm running away. And I am not going back."

Which one should I continue with? The first or second one? I'm inclined towards the first one.

-Book blogger

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Duck Pictures...

I love how the ducks swim together in groups!

I love how the colours look layered in this one!

I like how you can see their feet below the water in this one! And how their heads are bent forward.

I love how you can see the trail of ripples behind this duck!

I like the little shelter of branches in this one!

I like the way they are next to each other in this one. They look like they are talking!

I like how vivid the colours look in this one!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Recipe Contest!

I am hosting a recipe contest on my cooking blog, Baker's Corner. If you would like to enter, I would appreciate it very much!

Thanks in advance,
-Book blogger

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Life Is Sweet

Twelve things that made my life sweet this past week:

1. A new sock monkey

2. Shopping in a different country

3. My best friend's youth group

4. Valentine's Day

5. Reading books to my cousin's son, who was visiting this past week

6. Making some of the best cookies ever

7. Going to a special homeschooler's class

8. Visiting with relatives

9. Banana Cream Pie

10. Bedtime

11. My family

12. My friends

What makes your life sweet?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Heartfelt Photos

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are some photos of hearts I took last week...

They are kind of dark, and not that good, but here they are. Anyways, I hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fireflies Parody

This is a video of a kid making fun of "Fireflies," done by Owl City (I mean the actual "Fireflies" is done by Owl City. I have no idea who the kid making fun of it is). I have the actual "Fireflies" in a previous post if you would like to watch it too.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tara Lipinski~Olympics 1998

This video is so cool! She was the youngest Olympic figure skating gold medal winner and voiced a character on one of my favourite cd's, "Anne Of Green Gables."

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Birthday, some Free Buttons, and a Tag Answer...

My Birthday
My birthday is today! I'm so excited! I had a party yesterday and it was really fun! We went bowling and then made cards and played outside.

And now for the Free buttons
Here are some buttons I made, please feel free to take them and put them on your blog. Comment and tell me what you think!

I'm one in a million!

Suger and spice

Plain and simple

And, last but not least, A Tag Answer.

There ain't no rifles on us,

there ain't no rifles on us,

there might be some rifles on some of you trifles but there ain't no rifles on us!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I WON!!!

I just won MattieR's contest! Well, I got third place. But that's still pretty good! My best friend won something too! I am so excited! Thank you MattieR!

And congratulations to the other winners too, Nela and Anora and Scezzle!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tag, You're It!

I've got to answer a tag and tag someone else. I tag Scezzle, Gallop Girl, MattieR, Rose, Allyssa, Neigh Girl, Libbi H, Tiana, Raindazzle, and +Flamingo Pink+, and, oh, whatever. I tag all my followers!

Here's what you've got to do. Fill in the blanks to the following song with words that rhyme, then tag someone else! (please tag me back :) Oh, and give me a link to your blog so I'll know you answered it!

There ain't no _____ on us! There ain't no _____ on us! There might be some _____ on some of you _____, but there ain't no _____ on us!

Here's what I came up with...

There ain't no treaties on us! There ain't no treaties on us! There might be some treaties on some of you sweeties, but there ain't no treaties on us!

Please tag me back! :)

Have fun!!!

(Don't feel like you have to answer it. If you don't want to, that's fine!)