27 June 2014

Outing//Clover Crowns

Today I went with four great friends to hang out-- eat lunch, swim, and eat frozen yogurt.  However after lunch (and while we were waiting for the pool to open) we were hanging out at the park-- and there was clover all over.  So we decided to make clover crowns!

Elizabeth picking clover for her crown ^.^


Emily and I


Agh!  Emily did Addi's hair so gorgeously!

I don't know why, but I really like this picture of half a daisy chain and Emi's phone.  I used Picasa's pencil sketch mode and some other edits as well.

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Physological Personality Test

          Hello all! One blog I check often is Clover and Dot-- Kate, the author of the blog, started a new series called links where she shares her favorite blog links and such.  The other day she shared a personality test link here: http://oliveremberton.com/2014/how-to-connect-deeply-with-anyone-in-5-minutes/

          Needless to say I did this, because I have fun doing these things (not that they always turn out all the way correct).  Anyway, I thought I would have you do the test, and then you can read my answers!  The link is above-- it doesn't take long.  There are only five questions!

Here are my answers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Drumroll.
1.  A large 30x30 wooden block with window slits.  It is sitting in the middle of a large grass lawn (which is in the middle of the dessert)
2.  The ladder is made of metal and it 15 feet high when collapsed.
3.  The horse is on the lawn eating grass.  It’s a black fresian.
4.  Purple, white and yellow flowers which surround the cube
5.  The storm is a thunderstorm with bits of tornado, and it is traveling away from the scene mentioned.  

       Hope you had fun with this!  Have a great weekend-- and if you want you can share your answers on the comments ^.^

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26 June 2014

Roman Holiday ~Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck~

One of my all-time favorite movies is Roman Holiday Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.  It's not your classic love story although it is defenitely a classic love story-- you would know what I mean once you see the movie ^.^  Actually, Roman Holiday was Audrey's first Hollywood film!

          Anyway-- Now I will attempt to tell you about this movie without spoiling its great plot.  Audrey Hepburn plays the role of Princess Ann in this film-- a princess who is on tour in Rome to improve European relations, and to say the least she is not happy with her life.  She is tired of shaking hands with officials and dancing with ambassadors.
          Needless to say she plays sick girl so that all her appointments will be cancelled, and on goes the adventure!  But there's more.  Gregory Peck is a newspaper reporter living in Italy named Joe Bradly.

Mouth of truth - roman holiday
This picture is from one of the most famous scenes in Roman Holiday-- The Mouth of Truth

          Roman Holiday is one of my favorite B&W movies.  It captures people's everyday interaction with each other (maybe not now days interaction, but a very trusting Princess in the 50's...).
         If this little bit of the plot doesn't say enough, then I can put more to pique the interest of you readers-- I just don't want to spoil this movie for you ^.^

         So I hope you have a wonderful end of the week, and let me know if I should write anymore into this review!  Or, have you seen Roman Holiday, and what are your favorite parts in it? Is there a different B&W or older movie (60's and older) that you enjoy?

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25 June 2014

Fifa World Cup 2014-- Real Football

Oh the shock to hear that an American doesn't like American footbal.  I didn't grow up with what we call football, and instead grew up with what we call Soccer.  A lot of people think it is boring to play and to watch "You just chase the ball around and try to hit it in the goal!" but I could say the same about American Football.  You just chase each other around and run to get the ball to touchdown-- with a lot of tackling in between.  
That's probably one reason why I like real Football.  Because you can't handle the ball; you have to have synchronized mind with feet muscles, and there's a lot of running.  Unlink baseball where you hit the ball and run- stop.  Wait for someone to catch it.  Wait for someone to hit the ball-- oops they struck out!  Anyway (you can tell I don't like baseball either) I thought I would talk a little about Real Football.

I remember my first time actually watching it was last time in South Africa.  If you don't know, I'm 1/4 Dutch (some people think its called Hollandish...), and my family traveled over to my Aunt and her family's house to watch the finale game: Spain Vs. Netherlands.  It was a super close game, and both teams were doing their best (with a British referee who was giving everyone red cards).  No.  Netherlands did not win, however they are doing very well this year (having their game against Spain be 5-1!).  Also America is doing surprisingly well, although I'm afraid of what Germany will do to them tomorrow.  So far both the Netherlands and America have won all their games, with the exception of a tie between U. S. and Portugal.  What a game it would be if the Netherlands and U. S. were to play against each other for the finale!

So, for the questions-- What team(s) have you been rooting for? Or do you like American Football better?  Or, if you don't like any of those, what is your favorite sport?  I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

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Camp 2014

I mentioned me going to camp in a couple of posts earlier, well now I have finally sorted through pictures (taken by my lovely sister Elleanna and a couple by me) and found which ones I would like to share. 
First of all however I want to mention some things about this camp-- Our church holds a Jr. High summer camp each year at a small camp in the south of Minnesota.  The camp runs from Sunday (when we arrive after church) till Friday, where a finale feast awaits the weary campers with food and family.  Jr. Highers from all three sites of our church come, and it's super fun!
This year they themed it Narnia (with a lot of un-mentioned Lord of the Rings stuff XD)-- The year before last year was Super Heroes with Batman as main character, and last year was Sherlock Holmes.


And now for my favorite pictures from this year ^.^

This was the cabin I stayed in.

More than Conquerors by Rend Collective Experiment was kind of the theme song-- I had heard it before on Pandora and really liked it, and was really happy they played it at camp ^.^

These kids didn't get the point of the "o".  It stands for a sitting down standing ovation, but they always stood up when doing it.  

Program Director Central ^.^

Interviewing the final four of the Sign-up Tournament "Where all you have to do is-- Sign-up!"

                         Oh the hand butterflies.

          On Monday there was a huge rainstorm/thunderstorm.  They kept us in the chapel and entertained us by having assistant counselors lip dub Lacrae, and (below picture) sing Love is an Open Door.

They also have morning aerobics the first day-- it's funny to watch the people around you XD

          Again, rainstorms kept us indoors and they had each cabin perform a skit-- Elleanna and Laura were a, well, prophetic ape thingy...

Laura and Andrea
Oh we're such gorgeous foxes... What do we say?  Yeah, everyone was making jokes about what the fox says.......
Awwww.  Laura and Champ the camp dog.
Carissa, her brother, and Laura
Our cabin group in line for lunch ^.^
Laura and I (in line for supper)
Lydia and Rinata my cabin's assistant counselors
Rinata and I
We had a massage line when waiting for dinner ^.^
Katya and Champ-- she was the brave soul who gave him his much needed bath
Emma and Carissa-- very excited about... duct tape ;)
Jordan Heacox (our site's youth group leader) and his little girl Rubianna-- She's even cuter in real life!
Andrea, Laura and I--I don't know why my teeth are clenched so much......
Carissa could totally be on the front of a movie cover there!
Did they become gophers, or was there an inside joke I didn't know about?  XD

French braids are your best friend at camp-- along with the people who can make them!

Laura and Rinata -- dribbling a Volley ball?

Andrea and I-- wow I look tired...
Rinata taking pictures during Fresher, the afternoon group game
Getting ready for a food game-- objective was to put the oreo on your forhead and somehow make it into your mouth.  I have no idea why they chose me on behalf of our team....

         When you recieve mail at camp you have to either sing, dance or do something of the sort-- one cabin sent Alli a couple of letters and wrote that she had to sing "If I were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof.  It was really great ^.^

All the camp inside the Chapel singing Overcome
Jordan giving an example using an old fighter pilot helmet
'nuf said.
Elleanna and Katya
ahh the jellybean contest!
Lydia, Andrea and I in the craft shack
The tie-dye shirt I never got....
Elleanna wanted it to be a spider-- so it was!
Sarah and Rinata

Lydia, Andrea, Emma and I
          Here are pictures from one of the games that we play called clue-- you go around and ask questions to the different characters around the camp.  One you ask them the right question or get an answer, they sign your paper.  To win you have to get the most (actually all...) signatures on your sheet.

The group of counselors and assitant counselors dressed up
Mrs. Mr. Beaver, and Mr. Tumnus
Olivia as a cat, with a creepy Sam Shift in the background.
The Queens and King of Narnia-- one looks like she's having lots of fun XD
Michelle, Katiana, and Janelle talking to Shift
The happy gnome
Reepicheep and his two friends or assistants?
The Tisroc and his gaurdians
These two were Prince Caspians Police Gaurds-- they made you sing a song using Prince Caspians name in there, and they sprayed you with water.  Andrea Laura and I did I'm a little Prince Caspain (I'm a little Tea Pot).  They thought it was okay, but we forgot to change the short and stout......
Andrea, Laura, and I as a fox (from the skit)
Laura and I
                                                 Here is the official Finale Video that was shown ^.^

         I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I do.  Have you ever been to a camp before?  I really want to go to Trout Lake camp-- my church goes there for their Jr. and Sr. High Winter Retreat, but I think it would be really fun in the summer!  Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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