Thursday, December 29, 2011

I'm back! ;D

Okay, so I took a looong break from this. But I was busy with Christmas ;D And my sister's b-day was on the 27th so I had that too. But you get two quotes instead of one once again. But before I give them to you, I want to tell you about my Christmas Eve/Day. It was lovely ;D I went to my aunt and uncles house after 4:30 Mass just like every year. I saw my Godfather again and I was so happy! He lives with his family in D.C., so we don't get to see them very often. Then later that night my dad took me to midnight Mass! I was sooooo excited! ;D Tired, yes, but that didn't beat the thrill of being there :D :D It was so beautiful. I felt like I was part of something so historical, and I was! :D When we got home we had to be super quiet b/c my mom said if we woke her up there would be no Christmas ::) ;) Surprisingly I went to sleep almost right away and didn't get up until 5:45. Whoopee, I know ::) Half hour or so later I finally went back to sleep until 7:30. Perfect! ;D I got two books, The Merchant's Daughter and Deliver Me From Evil from my parents. I got a really pretty red crocheted shawl from my sister. And from "Santa" I got fuzzy Hello Kitty pajama pants ;D A really cool music doc, and a couple shirts that I've been wanting and an awesome dance T-shirt that says, "Sweat dries, Blood clots, Bones heal, Suck it up and DANCE" ;D ;D Then I had a few more presents from various family members thrown in there. And my sister wanted to go bowling for her b-day, so that's what we did, and my highest score was a 95 out of three games :p :p ::) Today my dad is taking me to see the second Sherlock Holmes ;D And this weekend we're going to a hotel up north where we'll indulge ;D ;D ;D And finally, your quotes!

"Even if the stake were raised and the fire lit, I would not lose faith in God." ~Joan of Arc

"The virtue of hope isn't about knowing that I've got a perfect plan to work everything out; it is about trusting that God is bigger than our problems, and He's got everything under control." ~A 30-day Spiritual Makeover for Women (I know the author is Gina Loehr, but her husband said this quote and I don't know his name ::) )

Have a good New Year!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I sill have...20 days off! I will be glad when I go back to school though ;) I had a Christmas party/make up class at dance yesterday. That was fun ;D And I also had tumbling where I almost got my round off back handspring. Almost! I can totally do it with my instructor spotting, but then I tried it by myself and didn't go back far enough, so I kind of splatted on the floor in a whacked out backwards somersault on my neck :p I'm okay though! I almost have it! ;D

And you get two quotes again since I didn't post yesterday ;) "Every experience of beauty points to eternity." ~Hans Urs von Balthasar

"I have loved you with an everlasting love." ~God

And on Sunday night I finally saw the new Jane Eyre! I was soooo excited ;D My mom and I watched it together, and I fell in love with it. She did too, which surprised me a lot. And at the end I had to sit and wait for her to stop sobbing for two minutes straight. I really didn't expect that ;) I saw the one that was made in the 80's or 90's, and it was pretty good. But this one I thought was better. For one, I liked the fact it was an hour shorter ;) And I thought it was better acting and had more oomph ;) ;D I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy it ;) Anyway, if I don't post before Christmas, have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends! :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Finals done!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I didn't really feel like it :p ;) But today I do! And I'm sooooo happy to say finals is over and I'm pretty sure I aced all my classes! I know I did with psych(and Honors no less ;) ), but Algebra I have to wait until they put up the grades and same with Writing. My portfolios only got a 2.5(same as almost everyone I think), but luckily that isn't the course total. So I passed with hopefully around a 3.5 or 4.0. With my portfolios, I felt better when out teacher said she's been teaching writing from K-12 up through Masters' courses. And our course was as hard or even harder than the Masters' course, so I felt pretty good that I got a 2.5 with something that hard ;) And according to her, one of our portfolio graders was a, and I quote, grader from hell. So...yeah :p ;) Whoo-hoo! Passed a course from the grader from hell! ;D ;D ;) And another thing, I got a 100% on my research paper from psych! Our teacher said she's a harsh grader with papers, so it's very good if we got B's. After the final, I got mine and I saw the 75/75. I had to go back in the room and clarify with her ;D I was walking on air after that ;D And I have God, Mary, and Jesus to thank, along with my patron saints. I prayed a novena and begged God everyday for success. And thus the promise is fulfilled, "Delight thyself in the Lord and He will give thee the desires of thy heart." Gives me goosebumps! ;D

Today we're frosting sugar cookies with my aunt and exchanges presents with my cousins and other aunt. I love exchanging present with people ;D I love giving to people period. It gives me so much joy to see the joy in their faces.

Here's a pic I took last year of a winter scene in my yard ;D
I have other things I need to do so I can't post more ;) But have a good 4th Sunday of Advent! :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Okay, since I never gave y'all a quote yesterday, I'll give you two quotes ;)

"A room without books is like a person without a soul." ~G.K. Chesterton. I think we can all agree with that ;)

"What is a friend? It is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." ~Aristotle. How true. I'm pretty sure each of us has a best friend or friends with which we can relate. I myself have split my soul amongst many friends :)

And my math and psych finals are tomorrow, so PLEASE pray for me! :) And I keep all of you in my prayers :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday ;D

Ahh.....the beginning of the weekend ;D Along with reviews for finals which is next week! :o :o I guess I'm ready...once I start to read stuff ;) But I feel pretty confident already, b/c of divine intervention and my own smarts ;) I don't have my writing class today, b/c they're grading our portfolios :o Yikes....ugh! I hate these stupid jitters :p

I just want to say I love the dance classes I teach ;D My little girls are so cute, and they hang on my every word ;D My pre-dance is so funny. There's an adorable chubby girl in there who shouts, "I did it!" Whenever we do plies ;D But...there's a nut in ever family. Or rather, every dance class :p At least with little kids. This particular girl will listen and pay attention for the first ten minutes, then for the last twenty minutes she'll pay attention for five minutes in jazz and tumbling ::) I'm so grateful for my assistant. This girl will even go so far as running around the room and laying on the floor. My assistant will track her down or pick her up, then deposit her to her parents if she's bad enough. But I personally can't stop every thirty seconds to "fix" this little girl ::) But my combo class is very good :) And there's a pre-combo I teach with another instructor, b/c the class has 13 four year olds in it :p ;) They're pretty good, but during tap...oy :p I never seem to bring enough food on Wednesday nights b/c I've been at school all day and don't think about it the night before ::) So during tap, my sugar low headache always increases :p :p And we can never get them to stop tapping when we tell them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p The main instructor has a microphone, but even their taps are louder. Then I try to stop them one by one, but it's hard :p So finally my dance teacher(the owner), came into the room and let an ear piercing whistle. Scared the daylights out of me, but got them to listen ;) Anywho, venting session over ;) I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Happy Monday! Here's the quote for today: "Even to see her walk across the room is a liberal education." ~C.S. Lewis. Gotta love that guy ;) That's the kind of quote I want to put up on a billboard ;) It really shows the world who women are.

I had my last math test before the final today! Whoo-hoo! :D

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Peeps, I am sooooo sorry I haven't posted at all. I meant to post Friday, but I forgot I wasn't going to be home all day. Anyway, a review of my week: Tuesday we had a HUGE snowstorm :p I was at dance from 5:30 to 9, and it snowed almost the entire time heavily. When I was on my way home, we had to do 20 the whole way there. It took forever to get home :p Wednesday everything was still covered with snow. I was SO hoping I wouldn't have school that day. But....we did. Everything was closed except the college ::) Thursday was...Thursday. Friday I had my writing class where we handed in our portfolios for grading. Eeep! Then I got picked up for a meeting with my friends. Normally I don't go, but then we had a birthday sleepover to go to afterwards. It was so much fun! :D :D We played Fear Factor and my team won ;D Then we watched Sister Act, 17 Again, and A Walk to Remember. All in all, we stayed up until 1:30 :p Then we got woken up at 6 by my friend's brothers who were leaving for hockey. So we had to listen to them talking and hockey sticks clattering, and eating breakfast etc :p Sleeping in the living room was fun ;) Then we fell asleep and I didn't wake up until 9:30. Yesterday I was dead tired......and then Clare Bond stayed overnight and now I am taking a break from some homework. And as a side note, I got my book back from one of my friends that I've been missing ;D ;D I'll be posting your quote tomorrow!

Monday, November 28, 2011


Yup, it's that time of week again folks! I'm just going to post the quote for today and mention we're in the process of decorating out Christmas tree. It looks absolutely bee-yoot-iful! Not to toot my own horn.... ;) ;D And we're listening to Mitch Miller and the Gang, one of my favorite groups. I'm currently trying to sing 12 Days of Christmas while typing. Ain't going to well ;) I've had to retype several words ;) Anyway, quote: "The King is enthralled by your beauty." ~Psalm 45:11 Happy Monday y'all!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving, black Friday, and Advent

I'm back my peeps! ;D After a week of no posting....I'm bad :p I hope all your Thanksgiving's went very well. Mine was great. A little awkward considering we had to go to my uncle's house. A couple years ago he just left my aunt and cousins out of the blue and lost his mind and married a waitress from Costa Rica with two girls. That's the short version :p And keep in mind my mom's entire side is Catholic.'s didn't go over well with us. Or the church for that matter...but it really was okay, and I'm just grateful this woman and her daughters are happy here. The oldest turned 16 in June, and I'm pretty close with her. So I finally have someone to talk to at family functions besides my aunts or guy cousins. We had a language barrier for a bit, but it just so happened I was taking Spanish when I met her. So I was able to translate and speak a good amount. She speaks English fairly fluently now. I love her accent! It's so pretty :) Afterwards I went to my cousin E's house for an impromptu sleepover because her mom said she'd take us out shopping. I've never been black Friday shopping, and I've always wanted to see what it was like. We didn't go out at midnight or 5 am :p I was still dead to the world then. I was wiped by 7 but watched a movie until 11 ;) My cousin and I didn't wake up until 8:45 ;D So we went shopping at Meijer, Kohl's, Bed Bath and Beyond, then the mall. She and I had a pretty good bonding day. She's only 12, and we've had major issues with each other in the past. I know, how much trouble can a young girl be? Plenty. Being spoiled all her life doesn't help, and her mouth is an apprentice to a sailor's :p She's a lot better though, and we always get along much better when we're alone. I got my sister's and Maeve's Christmas presents along with a friend's b-day present. In the mall we ended up going to Barnes and Noble where I almost bought a book I wanted, but my cousin said she wanted to get it for me for Christmas. Who was I to argue? ;D ;D Then we went to T.J. Max, Bath and Body Works, some ice cream place for her to get a cone, and Claire's. I used to go to that store a lot. Loved it. And the prices were great. When I saw the prices there yesterday, I almost went through the roof :p We high-tailed it out of there. Then we went to JC Penney's to look around. We went to the restrooms first, and it STUNK to high heavens in there :p :p I can't be nice or discreet about it. It was nasty :p Anywho, we went back down the escalators and looked at pj's and other stuff. We had around half and hour left, so we decided to ride the escalator ;D And we even did the Elf split thing ;D I couldn't get my front leg to stay down, so I ended up lunging all the way to the top ;D The people going down always stared at us ;D I was cracking up ;D It was so much fun, and now I miss it. But now I'm looking forward to the first Sunday of Advent which...drumroll tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! I personally can't believe it :p It seems just like yesterday my friend Elly got married ;) Which was April 30th, if I'm not mistaken. And I myself have been married for almost 5 months! My beautiful twin Maeve has been married for almost 3 months. I know I'm getting old because time is going so fast :p November has gone by in the blink of an eye, but October seemed to go on forever. Anyway, tomorrow my family and I are going to get our Christmas tree! I'm so excited ;D I look forward to this all year. We know the couple who own the farm really well, and they're so nice. They have a pole barn where they have Christmas music playing on the radio, and the wife always make her sugar cookies and has peanuts and candy out. She also make wreaths from the boughs of felled trees and decorates them. It's tradition and I love it ;D Every year my mom says on the way out, "We'll see you next year!" And the lady responds, "It'll be here before you know it!" And it always. comes. faster. every. year. Seriously. I remember what I was doing on March 12th of this year.A pro-life club I'm in was having a talent show and I performed in it. I'm now going to get my Christmas tree tomorrow. Time is just...weird. I always used to think one week took forever to get through up until two years ago. Now I realize how fast one day goes after another. And I think every week I remember how all adults say "life is so short. A blink of an eye." I'm only beginning to realize how right they are. Okay, I'm getting all nostalgic on you ;) To end off on a lighter note, I hope all of you have a wonderful beginning season of Advent tomorrow, and know that Christmas is only 29 days away ;)

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Week

Well, it's almost 3 o'clock, so I'm glad for that. I had a math test today, so I'm hoping that went well. And I had therapy, which I like. My PT today I dubbed 'Chatty Cathy', even though he's a guy ;) And tonight I have assisting and tumbling. I just have to review some chapters for writing and do more revisions for my two essay portfolios.....and I'm thinking.......I'm supposed to revise them myself? I already did that once and I still only got a 3.0 :p So I'm asking for prayers that I pass my writing class and I'm going to be doing a novena for an extra boost ;) I'm not worried, per se, but I've got the student jitters :p

I realized a few days ago that I named my blog 'Imaginations of a Princess'. I haven't really done any imagining, have I? :p More like randomness. of my imaginations. I want to be a missionary. More like a goal, not an imagination, seeing as how it's something that could really happen. But telling you my 'plans' is making God laugh right now ;) I'm leaving everything up to Him, but I feel like He placed that desire in my heart. And one of my favorite Bible verses is "Delight thyself in the Lord and He will give thee the desires of thine heart." Like I said, I'm leaving it all up to Him, cause He knows what to do with my sorry life :p ;)

Quote of the day: (which I'm betting many of you know) "Life is pain highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." ~Wesley -The Princess Bride I don't know about you guys, but that is one of my favorite quotes of all time. And it's so true. It doesn't just involve physical pain, but emotional, mental and spiritual pain. And it doesn't just involve men, women, or children, but everyone. I think it might be as close to a Bible verse as a secular quote can get ;) It really reminds us that life isn't fair or always just. It just reminds us that life, is life. I hope you all have a good start to your week! :) 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Random Thoughts

Friday night! Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm currently watching Tangled with my mom. "I know not who you are, nor how I came to find you...but may I just say....hi." ;D I had my most fun writing class in the world today( :p ), along with therapy for my ankle. And I subbed 4 classes for my dance teacher. That was a lot of fun ;D Oh, last night my mom, sister, and I watched Gnomeo and Juliet ;D My mom was freaking out the entire time ::) It was hilarious watching her. She was gasping and shouting and doing that thing where you cover your mouth with your hands in shock ;) I was laughing mostly at her the entire time I think ;) And you know what? My dance teacher bought the Numa Numa song ;D Guess who suggested it? Moi ;D Hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee....... ;D And tomorrow I was thinking....I'll sleep in. And do some homework. Then I...wait. Arg! I was planning on going to see my BF Chris Hardy/Bond as most of you readers know her as. But she's in Indiana right now I think. So....I guess I'll probably just read and work out tomorrow. This is the part where I wished I had a job on the weekends ::) As a side note, it snowed twice in one week already. Evil weather. Evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Cough* ;D ;D Btw, Tangled. If you haven't seen it, it's amazing. Seriously. Fun, adventurous, suspense, romance *wiggles eyebrows* ;) ;D Check it out if you haven't ;) Happy weekend!

Monday, November 14, 2011

...............<--- My life

So....since my life is so fabulous and amazing, I only have a quote to post :p My first semester of college life is almost over. Within a month I will be done. And I have 23 days off, so that's really cool ;D I'm also able to get all my classes on Mondays and Wednesdays right after another next semester, so that's a bonus! I'm going to quickly post a quote then get the rest of my school done :p "Love is patient, love is kind: love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable of resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices at right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things......Love never ends...." ~Corinthians 13: 4-8

Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekend ;D

Happy Friday! I am sooooo looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. Guess what? It snowed yesterday. For about 10 minutes. Then it rained a little while after that. Then it snowed again three different times. Oy. Michigan! It can never make up its mind :p Well, what with my fascinating life and all, I don't really have anything I can post......isn't that sad? :p My sister has a swim meet tomorrow and I'm taking segment 2 for Driver's Ed today. Only 3 days long thank goodness! My license isn't that far behind ;) Oh, and yes I might be insane for doing this, but I've already started listening to Christmas music on the radio. I know, I know. I just like listening to it. Christmas actually seems a life time away right now....but it's not, I know. I'm rambling :p You know, I really feel like going to see a movie. I haven't done that in a long time. Over priced pop and popcorn you can drown in that ranch seasoning......Those are the good things in life ;D Unfortunately, I still have to buy Christmas presents for people and when I'm done I'll be lucky to have 10 dollars left :p I could actually go see a movie and get popcorn with 10 dollars....I might have to do that ;) Oh, I went to Lady Maeve's house last year for a week and we went to see VOTDT. It cost me I think 8.50 for a ticket. My eyes practically bugged out of my head. I'm used to paying 5 :p So anyway, this was a complete rambling post, so I thank you for your patience in reading this ;) Have a good Friday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Last RV trip

Where am I you may ask? I am in the middle of a campground. In a trailer. Fun, I know :p Camping has never been my favorite thing which might surprise a lot of you, but there is a form of camping I do like. Old fashioned tent camping in the middle of the woods. The one where you have to sleep under mountains of blankets, having to go outside to do your business in the middle of the night. Then going on day long hikes. But the kind where you stay in a tin can and have a toilet at your disposal is where I am. And this is the last camping trip until next year! Do I sound ungrateful? Probably :p I try and like it, I really do. But it's so hard ::) The one good thing about this trip is we're in Frankenmuth, Michigan's little Bavaria ;D We go shopping every day in the awesome down town stores, and we've also been to Bronner's, the world's largest Christmas store. It's one and a half football fields long. Oh yeah. Packed with ornaments, trees, lights, nativity's, figurines, candy, dolls, toys, home decor and more. It's huge. And decorated throughout is the ceiling. When you look up, you lose yourself in colors and glitter ;) Go ahead and check out their website If you do go, plan to spend at least half a day there if you're just browsing and looking at mostly everything. And now that I'm done advertising, here the quote of the day: "Instead of trying to 'fix' yourself, fix your gaze on Me, the Lover of your soul." ~Hebrews 3:1 (I'm pretty sure ;) ) Have a good Monday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Waterfall: River of Time

I just finished re-reading an awesome book I got a month ago. It's called(as you can see from the post name), Waterfall. It's the first book in the River of Time series.  This book is amazing. One, because it's told from the view of the average, American high school teenager who still behaves decently and doesn't swear ;) Two, you almost can't put the book down. Seriously, if you want to know what happens right away, you have to keep reading. Three, the author makes you want to write your own medieval novel. This book has it all. Love, adventure, romance, danger, battles, cat and mouse games, near death experiences--I feel like I'm describing Princess Bride ;) Well, it's kind of like that ;D One of the things I loved most about this book(and the two others), is the whole chivalry thing. So girls, I'm sure we can all agree that chivalry makes us weak in the knees ;) You get it in spades here. And these books are cheap. 9.99. That's it. And if you get all three(Waterfall, Cascade and Torrent), I think there's a deal. I'll have to double check that, but you won't regret these books ;) Each one is better than the last, and the characters will stick with you. So if you need some new books to read, check these out. You won't regret it :) ;)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! ;D

Ah, it's that time of year again where we get to dress up and put all sorts of makeup on without looking like dorks.....otherwise known as Halloween, or Night Of Consuming Almost As Much Calories As On Christmas ;D ;D So if y'all didn't know, I'm going as Morgana Le Fey from the TV show Merlin. Great show, btw. Check it out ;) I'm going to be walking my sister around, and I'm contemplating whether or not to get candy with her......I mean, adults are now doing it, so why can't I? I'm going to need more convincing before I do it ;) And here is today's quote before I forget: "Faith is the confirmation of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses." ~Hebrews 11:1 Gotta love that! So, I hope all of you have a wonderful Halloween, whether you go trick or treating, hand out candy to the strange creatures who come to your door, or sit in front of your TV chowing down on a package of candy you bought 90% off ;) As a quick note, do NOT trust everyone who comes to your door. Just hide your bow or shotgun within the folds of your cloak or whatever you're wearing ;) Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sick Saturday

I've got a head cold :p I've been nursing it since Thursday/yesterday-ish. I'm hoping it'll be gone by Monday hopefully Tuesday. And I have a question. Does anyone know how to put pictures on the sidebar? I have a couple that I really want to put up, but I can't figure out how. Hope your Saturday goes well!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Northern Lights

Just a quick note. Last night when I was coming home with my dance teacher, I looked out the car window to see some streaks in the sky. I thought it was something on the window, but slowly the streaks gained color. It was so cool! It turned green, then almost a minute later a huge hot pink streak grew out of nowhere and attached itself to the green streaks. Within five minutes it was close to a mile long. I felt like I was transported to the North Pole. It even did that shimmery up and down thing :D I love that ;D

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's not so bad.....

So.....I forgot my Writing teacher said we didn't have to start our last essay until next week. We just had to find our resources and get our idea for this paper. Easy peesy lemon squeezy ;D So I thought I'd share my dance costumes with y'all. And for my solo, I'll need a vote ;) 'Cause I can't decide.......and as a side note, if any of you have any tips on how to post pics or tips for anything PLEASE tell me. Thanks ;)

Jazz/Lyrical: and we'll use the red gloves and hat for Jazz:

Hip Hop:

Baton: (In the red)


Solo: Either this one or this one  So what do you think? ;) And as a side note, I almost have my aerial and back handspring ;D

I also am going to post a new quote every Sunday or Monday. So here is the first: "By valuing her own purity, the girl can help the guy understand that her body is a treasure to be cherished, not some goal to be conquered." ~Crystalina Evert

Sunday, October 23, 2011


My parents gave me permission to start a blog! And congratulations for finding it ;) So.....I'm hoping to do movie and book reviews on here if I find they're worth reviewing ;) But as for regular posts, today I started helping out with the Kid's Liturgy of the Word at Mass. That was really fun. I love working with kids. *Sing songs* Resume filler....... ;) My family and I are going out to dinner tonight. At some fancy place.....huh. I'm not complaining! It just never happens so it's kind of weird to think about :p But tomorrow is a new week....have to recharge my batteries to make it through!