Monday, August 20, 2007

A Weekend Full of Birthday Celebrations!

I headed to OK after my espanol final on Thursday for a long weekend of family bonding time! This was my first visit back home since Father's Day(I know some of you are saying that's not so bad, but for me this is a long time and my family,mainly my mom,and I sure were feeling it). Any way the trip was good and I enjoyed being pampered by my mom! My lil sister's birthday was on Saturday-HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY!! I can't believe that my lil sis is 27-that makes me feel so OLD! We also celebrated my dad's b-day(21st) and brother-in-law, Ryan's b-day(28th)since we were all together. My mom, being the excellent cook that she is, cooked pretty much all day on Saturday because we celebrated all the August b-days that night with a b-day dinner. We had steak, baked potatoes, a broccoli and cauliflower salad(my mom's known for this AWESOME salad), and for dessert home-made red velvet cake topped with home-made ice cream! I ate so much food that I was groaning afterwards-but it was yum-o! I had soo much fun hanging out with the family-good times!! Also, over the weekend I found out that my best friend from high school is pregnant!! Congrats Teri and Chris-I'm soo excited for you guys!!

No More espanol...(atleast for now)!

Sorry, I haven't blogged in a while, but all my time lately has been taken up with learning a second language-espanol. I was taking a Spanish I class at TCC and it's officially over as of last Thursday-yeah!! I had my oral exam(Estoy muy nerviosa.- I was really nervous, but pulled off a 93)on Wednesday and my written exam(not sure what I made? El exam es muy facil.- but it was fairly easy)on Thursday. This was an intense class due to the fact that it was a summer session. I wouldn't advise taking a foreign language class during the summer, especially, if you are really wanting to learn the language! I've decided to wait until the Spring to take Spanish II because I need time to practice and really grasp what I've learned and basically my head cannot take any more new info. when it comes to espanol!
For those of you who enjoy lists, well here's a list of 5 things that I can say in espanol. See if you can figure them out?
1. Me llamo Amanda.
2. Vivo en Texas la ciudad de Ft. Worth.
3. Hace mucho calor!
4. Me gusta correr en el parque.
5. Me gusta muy comer el helado!

Monday, August 6, 2007

TAG You're It!

Well, I'm usually not one to post a list of things; however I don't want to let my dearest friend, Ames, down so I thought I would give this listing thing a try. So here goes...

Four Things You May or May Not Know About Me
A.) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Babysat the Hemphill boys in High School.
2. Lifeguard/worked b-ball games at OBU.
3. Counselor at Kanakuk Kamp.
4. Labor work for Halliburton(I had to paint and dust in the heat)worst summer job!

B.) Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Father of the Bride
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4. Finding Nemo

C.) Four places I have lived:
1. Duncan, OK
2. Shawnee, OK
3. Ft. Worth, TX
4. Who knows where the future holds?

D.) Four TV Shows that I watch:
1. Anything on the Spanish channel.
2. Spanish pretty much takes up all my time-don't have time to watch anything else!
3. Can't wait for the season premiere of Grey's!
4. Can't wait for the season premiere of October Road!

E.) Four places I have been:
1. Hawaii
2. Guatemala
3. San Diego, CA
4. New York City

F.) People who e-mail me(regularly):
1. Amy D.
2. Elizabeth
3. Yates
4. ? Someone else needs to start e-mailing me regularly!

G.) Four of my favorite restaurants:
1. Joe T's
2. Olive Garden
3. Rosa's
4. Bill's Catfish(Waurika,OK)

H.) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Hawaii
2. Oceanside,CA
3. In the pool!
4. Duncan,OK

I.) Friends I think will blog this:
1. Elizabeth
2. ?
3. ?
4. Someone please surprise me!

J.) Things I am looking forward to this year:
1. A new school year with a new group of kiddos!
2. Football Season!
3. BSF(Bible Study Fellowship)
4. Time with family and friends!

So, if you're reading this and haven't made a list of your own, you should definitely give this listing thing a try!! TAG You're It!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

L.I.T. Sleep Over or Lack of Sleep!

This past Friday night I had my L.I.T. girls over for a sleep over. We had so much fun, but hardly got any sleep! The party got started around 6:30 at my house. For dinner we had pizza delivered-what's a get together without pizza! After we got our tummies full, the teacher in me came out, and we had craft time. We decorated picture frames. The girls really did a great job on their frames and we had so much fun decorating them! After craft time we moved on to game time. One of the girls brought Scene It Nick. I was horrible at this game because all the questions were from Nick programs that I've never heard of or for that matter watched. But the girls were AWESOME at this game and loved it! Here's a funny story from game time: the only question I got even close to answering I answered in Spanish. My question was, what did the sign say that was above the desk? My answer was "el copo". At this all the girls burst out into hysterical laughter! The correct answer was the city police. I think that they should have totally counted my answer, but since I failed to say "el copo de cuidad" they said it was wrong-whatever! After game time, we were all hungry again, so we had cookies and ice cream(my favorite)for dessert. Thanks to Mrs. Amy(an L.I.T. mom and my wonderful new friend, who volunteered to stay the night with us)for making the delicious cookie cake and bringing the ice cream!! Next, we got our p.j.'s on and got comfy. We watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants(one of my fav. movies). It's a great friend movie-kinda sad though! Around 3 a.m., yes 3, the girls finally decided that sleep would be nice-yeah!! The girls all slept in the den, on couches and the floor, and I went to sleep in my nice bed. The next morning we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast(easy for me since I don't cook). Parents came to pick up their kiddos around 10 that morning. I had such a great time with my girls, but realize that I'm not as young as I used to be and not going to bed until 3 a.m. really took a tull on me-I was totally exhausted and couldn't wait to take a nap! A BIG shout goes out to all the parents of my L.I.T. girls for having such wonderful girls and thanks again, Mrs. Amy, for joining in on all the fun!!