Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in GOD's sight.

1 Peter 3:3-4

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Progress that I admire!

*note, Kiley wrote this while Sydney said most of what to say so it is wrote like Kiley and Sydney typed it* :D

Hey! My name is Kiley, you may have read about me in many other post.
Sydney sent me a txt asking if I could update you readers (she is currently grounded from the Internet). Today I will be telling you a story as if Sydney was writing it.

I admire so many people! I'm sure you have read about my uncle Nicholas! Well I have an amazing update on him! Well let me start off by letting you know that he is in town for some doctor appointments
right now!! He's staying at my house, in my room! I know you probably don't care but I love when (some) people stay at my house! Anywho, he had a doctor appointment to see how his body is doing and hoping to get some good, or just any news really!

Well, he went in strong, like always! They did some stuff and declared some amazing, good news to Nick! He can now walk! You might think, whoopy he can walk just like the rest of us... But you have to remember that Nick laid in bed, not walking for weeks and weeks, which
caused his legs and muscules to get smaller! I got a picture on my phone with what looked like he was standing and the entire rest of the day I was smiling ear to ear! I can't tell you how happy I am (and how many times I've told kiley! :D). He unfortunally has to go back to Minot on Thursday in the morning... He has to come back in early June so hopefully we can get some niece/uncle alone time! I'm sure he is excited to go home though because of his VERY pregnant girlfriend!!

I admire Nick so much! I mean he came from breaking almost every bone in his body to walking in a few months! He is so strong and determined too! I remember the night we got the call from Chalsie... We had been having a family movie night when moms phone rang. She later called
Chalsie back to only receive horrible news! I remember sending out SO many prayer request txt to almost my entire contact book! Going to Bismark and seeing how beat up he was, face big like a ballon, not even looking like the Nick I knew, and just looking out the window and crying my eyes out! And seeing Chalsie so stressed! I felt horrible!
Like, why God! I mean was that REALLY necessary?!?! No, it wasn't!

When we got the call, it was a Saturday. I remember sending the txt to my friend Rebecca who I partner teach with one Sunday mornings every week, and walking into church early the next morning and just being so beaten up because I got next to no sleep the night before, and walking into the room where Rebecca and her mom were talking and them stopping there conversations and giving me the biggest bear hugs and telling me I didn't need to teach but I didn't want to make Rebecca do the job of two so I did anyway. After leaving them to go drop my stuff of in the room I teach in, I remember smacking the wall and just lost it, started crying. I remember calling my dad and asking if i could go to
Bismark and him being so understanding and letting me go. I remember a little later when it was time for the kids to come and my youth pastor coming to drop off his daughter and just walking to me and telling me he was praying for me and that he loved me and that He had his hand
over this and Nick was going to be fine, giving me security. After teaching I remember walking into the snack room and getting so many 'I'm so sorry!' and 'ill be praying'. It was so comforting! Then
packing my bagging in literally 5 minutes so we could get on the road.

The doctors werent sure if he was going to make it or not. I remember finally getting there and being hugged by aunts and uncles. My family was together. Then my uncle going to go get my grandma and, well we'll just fast forward past that! *** I remember eating all the cafeteria
food, eating all the crap and the smell of the coffee stand that you past on your way to the elevator. The doctors became family. I remember it was the last day we were going to stay and getting awesome
news that he was going to be transfered to HCMC (a hospital only 20 minutes away from our house)! I could go on and on but I'll add more later. Just wanted to let you guys know how far Nick has come and what an inspiration he is!

Sydney also told me that Nick gave her a silly band today and said it was going to be there friendship bracelet (he has a silly band too). Isn't that cute! Nick, if your reading this, Sydney looks up to you SO
much and never stops talking about you and what an amazing uncle you are!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

30 days in pictures: Day 11

A picture of something you can’t stand.

When people chew with there mouth open! It's sooo grossing to me! Just being able to see all there food in there mouth going from side to side. Barf! Plus adding the smacking of lips or, uh. I cant talk about it but if your ever eating with me, close your mouth! Please.


Monday, April 4, 2011

30 Days in pictures: day 10

My 'sissy'! We do some werid stuff together!
Day 10:A picture of the person you do the silliest things with

Tri 3

So as you all know, my last trimester in school was not the best. Between the stress and missing school when Nick had his accident, when my grandma died, and then when Mona died, I didn't end out with all A's and B's let's just say... But now that pretty much everyone in all my families is healthy (knock on wood), I'm not planning on leaving school. Last tri was horrific with all the stress! I didn't fail any classes (thank the Lord) but this trimester I am going to set higher expectations for myself! I'm going to try to have all A's and B's and if in comes down to it, I want to have a C+ at the least... I mean, this is the LAST trimester of the year! This is my LAST trimester at all in Middle school! I need to make it count! That may mean less posting on here unless I can kick butt and start planning my posts!

Thanks for understanding,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

30 days in pictures: Day 9

Day 9: A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Not surprised? Miss.Kiley! She's always there for me and knows all my secrets! Look at her brothers! They just love her! Who doesn't? She's such a cutie!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ups and Downs

Feels like a long time sense I've done a post not picture related! For the past two weeks I've been doing this thing... The first week I did 20 crunches everyday (other than sunday), the second week I did 30 crunches everyday (other than sunday). This week I did 20 (I won't do any tomorrow). Why you may ask? I have this big pouch on the bottom of my stomach, just like pregnant ladies do after they had there babies. I hate it with all my heart! I am on my way to 'killing' it, it needs to go! The second week I checked my weight. In two weeks, I had only lost two pounds. I was SO angry! I almost gave up! Like, I am doing all this ab stuff and I only lost a 2lbs?! Well I did it, one more week. I weight myself before I jumped in the shower. Before I started week one I weighed _ _ 5. Today when I weighed myself it was _ _ 0! I LOST FIVE POUNDS!! That may not seem like alot to you but, my body doesn't lose weight like most. I am kinda mad tho because the last three days (including today) I have not done my 20... So next week, I'm going to go a little more advance. Well tomorrow WOULD be my 'day off' but instead I will do my 60 that I have been lacking... This next week I will be doing crunches but instead of leaving my feet on the floor, I will lift them 45 or more degrees off the floor while doing my 20 crunches! I am very nervous so feel free to leave some motivating comments! I am not going anorexic, do not fear! I am going to try to snack less too! Either I get a snack after school, or in between dinner and my bedtime snack. Thank you for supporting me on my journey to a bikini sized body! :D

Love ya,

30 days in pictures: Day 8

Day 8: A Picture that Makes you Laugh

Just look at it... HAHAHA!

Friday, April 1, 2011

30 days in pictures: day 7

Day 7: A Picture of your Most Prized Possession

My rebel!!! I haven't let one person touch it (other than London to take my picture)! I've taken very good care of it!