Friday, April 29, 2011

CupFAKES!

So you know when you're looking through a cookbook and you see these adorable or delicious looking cupcakes or muffins??
Well it's all a load of crap unless you're Martha freaking Stewart.
I tried making these muffins for the bake sale tomorrow...


Instead they turned out like this..... =[



I give up on baking forever! I'll bake for MY enjoyment. Not other people's.
Not like anyone would eat....THAT anyways!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

There's No Hobo In This Harry!

Well, I got a new job. All thanks to my friend Emily. I'm way excited! I start next week. I think it'll be a fun job and I can't wait to start!
I'm way happy about the job and all, but wanna know what sucks? When you go on a date and you think it went really well, but the guy all the sudden stops talking to you. HAH! That's great for my self esteem, don't ya think? Yeah. It makes me feel like crap. I know everyone says "he's not worth it, there's plenty of fish in the sea, blah blah blah" but it's not him as much as it is me. I feel like I'm just not good enough for anyone! I know that's not true, but to tell you the truth, this isn't the first time it's happened to me. Kinda pathetic, right? I dunno what I'm doing wrong! I'll try to stop worrying about it though. It's not something I should let myself get worked up over. I just had to complain a little =]

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."
-Sophia Loren

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hard Work Pays Off

Some very sad news today, folks. I found out that cute boy from 26.2 Running is gone. He can't tell me I have strong ankles anymore. It's tragic..... Oh well!
Anyways, so training, yeah? Well it's going fantastic. Not only am I noticing my endurance building, but I'm noticing a physical difference too. It feels great! I'll be in shape in no time ;]
I've also mentioned how I'm chopping my hair off very soon, and I've been looking into short hairstyles. I found one I really like.  
What do you think?
It's not much different from the hairstyle I have now, but I gotta stick with something that works for me. I don't want to cut it too short, because I think my face is too round. The length of her hair in the picture is about as short as I'll go. I'm getting anxious for the hair cutting, but it's for a great cause, and it's time for change! Not to mention hair grows back. Mine grows pretty fast too, so I'm not worried at all.
 One month left of long hair! I gotta enjoy it while it lasts!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Success? I Think Yes.

So the bake sale was yesterday, and can I just say, it was AMAZING! $3,600 was earned. How awesome is that? Pretty dang awesome if you ask me.


He doesn't look very happy... But he was just tired =]

No kids showed up, so I got to hold the sign! I was so dang good at it, too.

Yeah, we're like the best babysitters, ever! =P

It was great seeing family and friends coming to support his family. Those people are definitely loved and I hope nothing but the best for them! They deserve everything good in their lives that has ever happened to them. They're fighters, and I know little Coler Bear will make it through this!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Packin' My Bags




I've decided I'm running away. Australia sounds nice.
I'm leaving tomorrow.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

"That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most"

I just really love my dad. He made everything all better today.
Yesterday was my Birthday, but it wasn't a very good one. I got to see little Coler Bear and eat dinner with my amazing family! It was really fun, but I felt soooo sick. My Fibro hit me hard. I felt bad though cuz everyone could tell. I was trying really hard to enjoy myself, but I guess I didn't do a very good job. Not to mention my brother preferred to go to a band's concert that he's seen 7 times already, and made me cry, but it's all good. (That's a guilt trip, Ty)
Anyways, today, I was all sorts of bummed about not being able to do more for my Birthday, so my dad ended up taking me out! We went shopping, and rented movies. We spent the whole day together. It was so fun.
My memories are full of little things like that. You know, spending time with my family, having fun, and just loving life! Everything seems so perfect in that one little moment. You just forget about all your worries, and you're as happy as can be.
That's why I love my dad. He helps me live those perfect moments.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

You Never Know Whose Prayers You Might Answer By Doing A Good Deed

Today I got an e-mail from a complete stranger that told me she's planning a bake sale just for Cole. It brought me to tears. I've been so frustrated with nothing working out for us, so this kind of news was definitely a blessing. She told me she wants to give all the earnings to Cole and his family. I'm so thankful for the good people left in the world. This family is an answer to our prayers. She's teaching her children about helping others, and showing them what a blessing it actually is. She said she's going to be helping at least two charity's a month.
I've never been so impressed in my life. She's putting all her spare time into things like this for people she's never even met. If that's not a saint, I don't know what is. She's teaching her children a wonderful thing. I want to learn and grow from her example.
Charities are a big deal. They help save lives, they help raise awareness, they help earn money for those in need. Next time someones asks you if you'd like to donate a dollar to a charity, say yes. It's one dollar. It's not going to kill you. Next time you see a donation box, put some money in it. Even if it's just a penny, it makes a difference. Next time you hear about a bake sale, or any sort of fundraising event, go to it. EVERY PENNY COUNTS. People need as much help as they can get. I can't stress that enough.
Helping someone in need is definitely a life changing experience. It makes you feel better about yourself, and the things you have. No longer will I complain about my life. I'm completely selfish if I ever say that I have it "rough." I have no idea what it's like to have it rough. I don't have immense amounts of medical bills to pay, or a sick child to take care of. I don't have the daily struggle like so many others in the world do. I'm lucky to have the life that I do. So please, if you can, help in the slightest way! Like I said, you never know whose prayers you'll be answering.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

He Said I Have Strong Ankles

"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."

Who knew you'd have to raise funds for a fundraiser? It's extremely discouraging. People don't get the fact that it's a BENEFIT concert and they're all "Oh, we'll take 50% of your earnings." Ummmmm...... Hello?? We're trying to earn money, not share it. Oh well. I have to stay positive! Complaining about it isn't going to help.
On a brighter note, my training is really paying off. I set my own personal record tonight. I'm very proud of myself. I've changed my diet completely, I'm training everyday, and I'm actually pushing myself. It's not showing on the outside yet, but that's ok. Who knew charity would keep me so motivated?? It feels great. Helping people is helping me! There's no way I'm giving up. I'm too devoted to stop now!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

When You Get In Trouble and You Don't Know What To Do...

Have you ever been so frustrated that you just want to scream? Or cry? Well, I've been doing both. If I'm around one more negative person, I'm going to explode. I know I shouldn't let it get to me, but I am. How do you expect me to stay happy and hopeful when you just put me down? I need your support, your happiness, your love. I need you to be hopeful. I need you to stand by me. I need you to appreciate what I'm doing. I need YOU more than you can imagine. I'll prove you wrong. I'll show you I can do it. I won't give up hope. I will not give up hope.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lucious Locks

Heya, kids! Today I found out I have enough length in my hair to be able to donate! I ALMOST chopped it off, but I wasn't mentally prepared. But in 6 weeks, you better believe it's outta here. I sure did miss my blonde hair though, so I went back... Take a look!
I like it so much better than the brown. It was a nice change for a while, but blonde is the hair color for me =]