Saturday, June 25, 2011

'we have a fresh selection of awkward! want me to wrap that up for ya?'

Going to the Grocery Store

boy in car: aww, we're going to the grocery store?!

father in car:  yep.

mother in car:  who wants to go with me?



father in car: alex go in with your mother.

allie in car: 'kay.

mother and allie go into the grocery store

grab things that's on the grocery list

go to check out stand




bag boy leans over counter and looks directly at allie

bag boy: where did you get those earrings?

(i was wearing my guitar pick earrings that said 'pick jesus')

*short silence*

shocked allie: uhh, oregan? (like there was a right or wrong answer)

bag boy: cool my aunt and uncle got married there!

mother:  really!  isn't it just a wonderful area!

bag boy: oh yeah!

allie: {nodding}

cashier lady: you two have a nice day, now, you hear?

mother: you too!

allie: {almost crashes into the swing open automatic doors} ugh, i just hate those doors.  they make it so hard....

mother: {looks behind and watches doors close} he was cute!!!!  {looks at allie for her expression}

allie:  yeah?

*long silence..... half way to the car*

allie: {looks at mother in the corner of her eye}

mother:  {giving allie a look of, eh-eh!}

allie:  mom!

mother:  {chuckles}



Friday, June 24, 2011

for the love of friday/thanks guys!

Thank you guys so, so much for voting for me!  It means the world to me:)

Sadly, the person that had the highest score on the 'highest ranked voters' on the Blogging for Books website, has close to or more than 40 voters..... the contest end in July and there are ....... (checking my calender)................ six days until the contest is over.

But!  Blogging for Books website has contests every month:D  So maybe next time!  For this post I want to thank all of my bloggie friends who voted for me (you guys are the best!) and for all of my awesome family members who voted for me as well (i love you all so much!)!  Thank you guys so, so much!

Now, it's Friday!!!!  Yay!  Today I'm going to talk about sunglasses:o 

Since I can't wear sunglasses (cause you know, i wear regular glasses), I always love looking at them in stores and magazines.  The other night, I swear I dreamed about them:D  Here are some sunglasses I can't seem to get off me mind:]

this one looks like a ski eye mask or... whatever

this ones my favorite!

i like the pink stripes in this one

california here i come!

Which one's your favorite?


Thursday, June 23, 2011

one out of thousands of bible verses

You, then, why do you judge your brother?  Or why do you look down on your brother?  For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.  It is written:  "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, "every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'"
Romans 14:10-11

I found this verse the other day and this just really struck me.  When I get to Heaven, I will confess my sins again to God, right in front of Him!  I have already confessed my sins to Him in a prayer, but it's almost a frightening thing to confess before the creator of the world every single one of your sins. 

I am probably the number one sister in the world who has to find something in her brothers, so they can get in trouble.  I am!  My brothers and I have fought everyday of our lives, and after reading this verse, I honestly started crying.  I prayed and cried to God, "This is not what I want my life to be!  Show me how to love my brothers!". 

It's almost funny, I think when we ask something from God, He gives us little challenges.  When I woke up the next morning, I got the usual wake up call from my brothers, "You have to make your bed before you can come down stairs!  How much cereal did you actually put into that bowl?" etc, etc.  So my first challenge from God didn't go so well for me those next two days.

But today, I'm ready for challenges!  But I think I need a prayer to go along with this challenge.  I can't do this challenge all on my own, you know.  God does help us get through challenges He's given us:)

Dear God,
Thank you for speaking to me through this verse.  I pray that you will hold my hand through all the challenges you've given me, and that you will give me guidance throughout the rest of the day.  God I also pray for those who have read the verse above, that it will give them a different point of view on things.  If they are the type to fight with there siblings or fight with some mean kids at school, I pray that you will soften their hearts towards that someone they do not like.  Hold their hand as they go through those challenges you have given them.  Let this verse you have given us, shine in the back if our minds, so that when we are tempted to fight our enemies, we will go the high road.  I love Father!  Bless all of your children with guidance, Amen


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I cleaned my room!

But it's only eight in the morning and I am way too lazy to do anything besides type this out:)  I spent all day yesterday cleaning all the nooks and crannies in my room (i didn't get under my bed or on top of my desk yet... I'll do that tomorrow), even my closet!!!!  I don't remember the last time I cleaned out my closet:O  All I know, is that it's been a loooong time.

So, for Father's Day, we got our dad a new vacuum (people who have pets, this is the sucker to get!).  Jump on over to my mom's blog, Two and a Half Dogs, who wrote an entire post on this 'speciel' guest:)  I used the vacuum, on our almost nine year old carpet, for my room.  Afterwards, my carpet felt so nice and cushy (which, is hard to find in an almost nine year old carpet).  Everyone in the house is actually fighting over who gets to vacuum which part of the house.... and this has been going on for three days (are carpets are gonna be cleaner then when we first got them!).

Oh, if you guys didn't realize, I have a new page up in the tab right above the post you're reading right now!  It's called, 'it's your life'.  And I'm working on a bunch more, but they're a little bit more , I don't know, I guess you'll just have to wait and see:)  So please, check out my new page!

Before I close up, and I know I'm going to sound rude and you're never gonna want to come back to my blog again, BUT....... there are only a few day until the contest, for Blogging for Books, ends!  And I really need your help!!!  Call up all of your friends, call your grandma, for those of you who have blogs maybe you could blog about it and link up with me, but tell anyone you know about this last minute vote.  I only need like ten or more before I can actually win the Flip HD camera!  If I win this camera, I'll be able to give you tours through my room, play guitar for you, do tutorials, and other amazing videos:D  BUT... I NEED YOUR HELP!!!  Click here for my post review on Blogging for Books.  And click here to get directions on how to vote for me:)

Thank you guys so so so much!!!  I hope this isn't your guy's last time here:)  I really do like friends and readers:D  Spread the word, please!


Monday, June 20, 2011

happy father's day

Sorry this ones a late one:)  Enjoy!

caption 1: for father's day, i'm giving you the greatest gift a son could give to his dad... caption 2: i'm finally going to "friend" you on facebook!

caption: some dad's will do anything to make sure you send them a card.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

surprise.....wait, this can't be the-- oh my goodness!!!

So much to tell, so much to explain, your head might just blow up from reading this post (a figure of speech, my friends. please do read on.)

Well, I was going to wait until I got this book, but I have to tell you for you to get the story!  On Thursday morning, I was looking on the Blogging For Books website, at the selection of books I was able to review (the website had a bunch of books that i could choose from).  I finally chose a book called The Dragons of Chiril by Donita K. Paul.  I should get the book in a week or two.  Thank you for your patience:)

Yesterday (friday, the day after i ordered the 'dragon' book) morning (more like afternoon but whatever), I was on my computer looking at Disney Animator stuff when, "Alex, you've got a package for you!"  My youngest brother, Zack, called out from the bottom of the stairs. 

Hmmm, it's too late for my birthday.  So it can't be a birthday present.  Christmas is almost five months away.  Wait.... I ordered a book yesterday.  But it said 'expect it to come by mail in 12-14 days'!?!?  How would that be possible??? 

I heard Zack quickly climb up the stairs, "I think it's a book!"  He said handing it to me.  "What?"  I looked at the thin package.  In the middle of the package, there was a bulging rectangular thing inside, "This can't be the book I ordered yester--" I ripped open the large envelope.  Oh, it was a book alright!  But it wasn't the 'dragon' one.  The book was this....

Remember this?  If you don't click on this link here (please know, that there are three parts to this link)!  This book is how Robin Jones Gunn  knew about my blog!!!  This book was the very first contest I entered to win this book by Robin Jones Gunn.  When I met Robin, I told her I had entered for this contest.  In the contest, there were only nine copies of the book (and i think i entered a little too late to win one).

Instead of winning Canary Island Song, I won Praying for Your Future Husband instead (i think robin entered me into that contest, herself *smile*)!  So I assumed that I didn't make it for the first contest, but Robin helped me win the second (what a sweetheart). 

Many months have passed and guess what (ta-da!!!), I got a copy of Canary Island Song (for free) from the company Howard Books (i think that's right) that published this very book:)  They said in the letter, "If you want, you may even write a review for this book on or for the Christian book store"....... They just gave me a free book and they said if I want to I may write a review for this book!  I just think that was so cool:)  Robin (and Howard Books), if you're out there reading this, you have made my weekend!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

well it didn't work

My 'amazingly hot' weather,that I wished for, didn't show up!  I'm kinda mad (and's not funny).  The bright side is, I guess, is that I've been able to watch more than half of the first season of iCarly (which i have never seen before.... and i really like it!), I've been able to read more, and Nick and I are trying to make a bunch of 'Nick' videos (it's supposed to be like the Fred videos, but we're still trying not to copy all of what we do after him)!   Yep!  It's been a good (sorta) summer, so far (i guess).  But I do want amazingly hot weather!!!!  So badly, I might just freeze from all the sixty degree weather we've had:( WARNING:  THIS JUST MIGHT BE THE LAST POST ON 'IT'S MY LIFE'..................................... we're just talking if I freeze here (gosh, can't you take a joke?!)!

Another thing that I just found out, is that whoever gets the most high ranked voters on your review (for 'blogging for book'), you (me really) can win an HD Flip video camera!!!!  And the contest ends this June, folks!  So please tell all your friends about my blog and to vote for me:OASAP!!!!

What's in it for me, Allie?  Why should I vote so you can win a special camera?!

Here me out, people!  If I do win this camera, I will try to post many exciting videos up on 'it's my life':D  I've been thinking about tutorials, playing my guitar for you folks, and more awesome things!  If you haven't voted yet, please click here!  For those of you who have, I want to thank you so so much!!!  This means a lot to me:D  TTFN!

ps i think it's time i have another post about me cleaning my room:) (uh-oh...)

Friday, June 10, 2011

it's pretty late for 'for the love of friday'

Exciting!  This past week has gone by really fast, with lots of stuff:)  I finished co-op on Tuesday (yay!.... for the summer of course), Grammy's birthday was on Wednesday (happy birthday, grammy!!!), went out for birthday dinner on Thursday (yum!), and today on this lovely Friday, I had guitar practice (guess what?!  i'm learning 'i see the light' from tangled on the guitar!!!....... i have not seen that movie in forever.... {two weeks @ most}) and............ what was it?  What was I going to say?...................... On this most special of days and I completely forgot?!.....  Ah, yes!  IT"S THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (for our family that it is!) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know, it doesn't officially feel like summer:(  The weather has been crazy!  Like, mostly cold and rainy.  But some days, it actually gets up to 70!!!!! (big whoop....)  I wish........ well, should I wish for hot weather?  I know I must be careful for what I wish for, cause you never know what could happen..... just might come true:) Ah, what the heck!  I WISH FOR AMAZINGLY HOT WEATHER THIS SUMMER!!!!  There, I said it:)  By the way, if it gets extremely hot where ever you are..... please don't blame me:)

Before I finish this post, I would like to thank all of you for your sweet comments lately, all of the new followers I've been getting (welcome mel, ms. c, and hannah!  hope you visit often :)  tell your friends!), and all the voters I've gotten on my review!  Oh my gosh!  I already have seven voters since yesterday:O  Thank you all so much:D  Until next time,


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

vote for me

If you haven't read my blog review for Praying for Your Future Husband, it's right below this post (so please read it!).  If you have, please check out my reviews on Target's website(under Praying for Your Future Husband) and Blogging for Books website!  When you check out my review on Blogging for Books, please vote for me!  I'm still new to this whole review thing, but I'm pretty sure something good comes out of this voting for me, thing (lol) :D  When you vote on my review, the site will ask for your e-mail for verification.  Next, they'll send you an e-mail with a link(be sure to check your junk folder!).  Click on or copy/paste that link and voila!  You're done!

Here's my review for Blogging for Books, click here!  Enjoy my lovelies:)  Vote for Allie!!!!


praying for your future husband

Yay!  I finally finished the book:D  I am honored to be reviewing this book and I am super excited!  So with that, I'll get started on the review:)

Praying for Your Future Husband
by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer
(copyright 2011,  207 pages)

Wow, where do I start?  This is one of my top favorite devotional books!  I love both Robin's and Tricia's writing styles.  They make me smile:)
This devotion has thirteen wonderful chapters; each with a few paragraphs of Robin and Tricia's "love stories" (yes, their past and present love lives), many Bible verses and famous quotes, other girls' love stories, group questions, and finally a prayer for your future husband and yourself. 

I recommend this not just to teenage girls who are waiting for their Prince Charming, but to any single women out there!  This is the book to get for your best friend, granddaughter, daughter, niece, or small group.  Hands down, a must have.

Before I read this book, I didn't really pray for my future husband.  I guess I thought it was kind of pointless; why pray for someone I don't even know yet?  Besides, God would make it all come together for my future husband and me.  I don't need to pray for him now.... or do I?  

Now that I have read this book, I have a completely different point of view.  I should be praying for my future husband!  I should be praying that he follows God day in and day out, and that he'll save himself for me someday!  I never realized how really important this is until I read this book. 

So if you are pondering your Prince Charming, read this book!  Not only has it changed my point of view, but it has better prepared me for the future.  I really do believe that God is weaving my future husband's and my lives together as I type this out :)  

For those of you who have read the Christy Miller series (and if you haven't you must read them!), remember when Christy started writing letters to her future husband and put them in an old shoe box and stuck them under her bed.....?  Well, I just happen to be doing that, now!  I cannot wait to share these letters with "him" after we're married :D  I just can't!  I actually feel like I'm talking to him in some sort of way (it makes me feel all warm and bubbly inside *smile/giggle*).

Hey, guess what?  Robin wants to let you guys to read the first chapter of Praying for Your Future Husband!  It's totally free, and totally worth your time:)  Check it out here

I love you my dear friends!  It was nice chatting with you:)  So long lovelies *hugs/kisses*


Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.  These opinions and thoughts are by your lovely moi.