Monday, July 28, 2008

Virginia/North Carolina

OK, so after blogging about my "Five Amazing Days" I remembered how much fun blogging is -- and how addicting it can get. So here I am at 2:01 in the morning blogging. Anyway, here are a few photos from my vacation this summer. Still more to come LATER.





We were messing around the night before we left...



OK, doesn't this look creepy?
Reading... (Hannah got bored..can you tell?)


Ella was caught off guard with this one
Sweet Emma -- Hannah's cousin


All the girls...except Ella -- she's behind the camera

Silly picture. Emma took this!



Love her


Abigal and Ella at Yoders

Cole


Hangin' out at Yoders

My buddy Cole. He wouldn't let me take a good picture of him. :(

Being silly. . .

Peace out Man!

SUPRISE!!!

They all got their make-up done, and loved it.

Hannah doing make-up.



Giving me Additude

Sometimes I don't understand. . .



We Played dress-up with the little girls.
In North Carolina:
Little Charlie at the pool -- He's gonna be a heartbreaker.

Hannah playing Guitar Hero
Jeff and Mrs. Renee
Moira

Modern

video

This a video of one my favorite modern Combination that we did at our dance intensive last week. ;)

Babysitting


I've been babysitting a lot lately...and it's made me realize two thing.
1. Little kids are so silly


2. And they're so worry free





And then I thought...what if we all lived like this? We all didn't worry about a what other people think about us.

What if...

We didn't worry to much about that job interview.

We didn't worry that we don't have the latest this and that...

We didn't worry about our money problems.We didn't worry about school.

We didn't worry about where we're taking dance next fall.

What if didn't worry about the past or the future, and we just lived in the present?



Silly Hannah

Jacob -- isn't he so cool?

Love this girl to pieces!

My favorite...

Jacob as Darth Vadar -- with sunglasses!

Hannah as Fashion girl
My own sisters...

Mei Lin and Miyah -- they're so sweet!

Sweetie Pie!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Five Amazing Days


OK, I haven't blogged in forever -- and I know there is no excuse for how long it's been since I've blogged, and I feel very stupid to just pick up right here. Almost 9 months later here I am blogging again, feeling stupid...but I just had to write about my experience this past week...I just had to.........


As you know, I'm a dancer, a christian dancer. But unfortunately my christian dance studio is closing down this year, and my wonderful dance teacher Becky Allen who has been my dance teacher for the past three years, well, she's teaching somewhere else.

Since the studio is closing down, we are all going our separate ways...and it's sad to think that this past week of my life, that those five short days are probably what I'm going to remember most about my wonderfully amazing teacher. Thank God I had an awesome time. ;)

Miss Becky had set up a dance intensive for all the girls in our dance class, and 6 of us ended up coming. She had planned everything out, set up times, the dance studio--everything.

I remember being tired the first day, but also very excited, because I hadn't seen anyone for almost two months-since our dance recital. All I could think was, "Oh, this is gonna be so much fun...but I can only imagine how sore I'm going to be by the end of this week!"

By the second or third day I was sore, but I didn't really pay to much attention to it. I was having to much fun laughing and dancing. I would have to say it was probably the best week of my summer.

My favorite part was improv. Just being able to express myself for who I am, without caring about what other people think about me, and being comfortable around the six people in the room with me, who also felt that freedom was just so amazing.

I began to dance freely and to feel like I was dancing for God, and no one else...

It was like no one else but me and God were in the room, and I was dancing for him. And he loved it...

My favorite improv game was the one where we would stand in a circle, and one person would have to think of something and act it out. Meanwhile...the rest of us couldn't laugh or make a noise, and if we did, it would be our turn. It was soooo much fun. We ended up calling it "The Laughing Game"

We also played "Action, Reaction." I also loved this game. We had to look at one person (in the circle still) and do something. Then that person would do the same thing back to you, and make something up to the person to the right of her, and it would keep going until we all ended up on the floor laughing our heads off. (ok...that never happened because we obviously never made a trip to the emergency room saying our head wasn't on...but you get the idea)

Also, one day we had to bring one item that someone could wear-not knowing what we were going to do with them. Turns out were ended up doing a little skit with them. Miss Becky gave us something to act out with our things, and we had to do it. It was pretty crazy, and more than half the time I couldn't breathe because I was laughing to hard. I loved it-every little piece of it. The things we had to wear were:
Me: A crown
Meradith: Shell Necklace
Maggie: Fairy wings, dance skirt, and headband with stuff on it
Kirsten: Scarf and feather -- looked like a Indian something-or-other
Hannah: Paper bag with holes for eyes and mouth...it also had make-up on it too! ;)
Stasia: Bracelete made out of paperclips
It was so much fun.... ;-)

Okay, so I'm making this seem like the whole week was a piece of cake. Like I didn't work hard at all. OH, but I DID!

I was sore. My back, my stomach, and I had bruises on my shoulders from shoulder stands. :-/ It hurt! Miss Becky new it hurt...she new she was torturing us (just kidding) but she did it with a smile on her face anyway!

There were times when I got frustrated to no end and I just wanted to curl up in a ball and die, but I lived. ;)
The last day I got so mad at myself and thinking that I was stupid, because I made up a little "phrase." (a short dance) I got so mad because I liked what I did at first, but after doing it for a while I got so mad at myself because I got bored of it...and I didn't want anyone to see it. I just broke down then and there and started crying because I felt stupid. Like I was worthless, and I couldn't think of anything to do. Like it was stupid because I had made it up--but if someone else had, it wouldn't have been.
I remember feeling out of place, but yet...I didn't care, because I felt safe in that room with everyone. It was like they were closer than family-if that's possible.

I don't know how to explain it, but I loved to be able to say something without being unsure of what everyone would think of me. And, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone...thank you so much for being there and thank you soooo much for letting me make a fool in front of you guys! ;-) I really appreciate it!

Hopefully I'll see you all very soon...but if not, just remember, I will always love and remember you. Always...

I hope to write later, but for now.......later.

Friday, October 19, 2007

My 13th Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I turned 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it.....I'm a teenager!! Scary!

Tuesday was my 13th Birthday, and I'm so happy!

I had a very laid-back, but fun day. I had my tutorial early in the morning, and it was nice because we had a project due, so I just had to sit and watch presentations all day. (I had done mine last week.)

It's kind of sad, because one my best friends was, and still is gone in Nicaragua on a missions trip, so she wasn't here on my birthday, but oh well.

After my class I came home and my mom, and I (with of course, Miyah and Mei Lin) went to Panara for lunch. We came home, I hung out and watched some TV. After that I was off do dance. I had a great time. I got to see my best friend, Maggie and Kirsten, so that was fun! :)

I didn't get to stay for Modern because I had to go home and eat cake and ice cream. First we ate dinner, and then we had cake and ice cream. It was great!! Then I opened my presents!! You will never guess what I got!!!!!!!!!

AN IPOD NANO!!! THE NEW ONE!!

It plays video. . .and it's awesome! :) It's blue and a beautiful! :) I love it!

I got the iPod Nano from my amazing parents and Miyah and Mei Lin, and from my wonderful brother Matt, I got speakers for it! It's really cool! I love it! :)

I spent all night just watching and watching stuff on it.

It was an amazing birthday...and that's all I have to say about it. Enjoy the pictures! :)


Here's a picture of me and the cake....I look creapy, I know!

This is me and my card from Miyah...she was so proud of it, it said, "I love you Megan, Love Miyah" with a picture of me on it. She wrote it all by herself!

My beautiful iPod Nano!

This is it playing a TV show...I'd bought them last year or something, and our internet has been down so I haven't been able to buy any movies....so I put these on here so I could see how good the picture on it was. :)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What's up?

Gosh! I haven't written in a really long time! (A REALLY long time!) But anyway, I thought I'd catch up....

We haven't been doing much. School has started, and I'm taking two classes at a tutorial and the rest at home. It's been fun.

Our bible study has started, and luckly our friend from ballet, Kirsten, has joined Hannah and I in the class! Thank God, because last year we were the only girls.

I have ballet on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and on Tuesdays I'm there for about 4 hours with only a little break. Thursdays I'm only there for about 2 hours. Also a couple weeks ago I started a Saturday class. It's just rehearsals for a Christmas program that our dance studio is going for a church.

I've just been hanging out with my friends. One of my best friends, Hannah, has been gone sinse Saturday on a missions trip in Nicaragua with her church. She left on Saturday, and luckly she's coming back to tomorrow!! I've missed her sooooooo much sinse she's been home.

I also had my 13th Birthday on Tuesday, but I'll write more about that in another blog post.

That's what I've been doing lately!!!! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fourth of July!!

This year, the Fourth of July was pretty fun!! The day didn't start out to early, at least not for Matt and I! We slept in pretty late, while my mom, dad, Miyah and Mei Lin went to our neighborhood parade. They had lots of fun, I guess, and the stroller won first place prize for decorations!

After we ate lunch, I didn't do much. We went to the pool for a little bit, and that was pretty fun. After the pool we ate dinner, and then we went to our neighbor's house for some fireworks and ice cream. The fireworks were great! I loved them all, except for one of them...which came shooting right between Matt and I! I try to forget about that one...

After their fireworks, we came home and watched some of our city's...and then ended off the night with some of our own. We didn't do to many, and not very big ones but it was great!
The Fourth was great!! Here are some pictures!


Sweet face!
Yummy popsicles!




Miyah and her bike!



Mei Lin and her stroller!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Pictures

Mei Lin has been making this face everytime she sees the camera! It's kind of funny! :)


Matt playing the piano with Mei Lin.
Sweet Sisters!!! :)

My favorite picture of Mei Lin!

Miyah playing in the pool!