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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Feelin like a teenager

Today I am really feeling like a teenager...

  • I went to church and got boy crazy (what a surprise)

  • Sat by a bunch of my friends second service

  • Went to service again because of a boy

  • Felt super giggley because of the boy

  • Got embarrassed by my mom because of the boy (boys just make things bad)

  • Straightened my hair so that I looked pretty today

  • Caught myself twisting my hair around my finger while chewing gum

  • Took Max for a walk!!

Yep! That pretty much sums it up! Boys + hair + gum= my day.

I'm not going to really talk about the boy because I'm just going to spoil myself but He is one HOTTIE!

My hair... Well some days I wish it didn't have my hair because it just, doesn't work with me, EVER! Well that's not true anymore... I got up, straightened my hair pretty slowly but not much slower than usual. Most of the time what happens is I straighten it, then by like noon its big on the sides (which SUCKS big) so I end up putting it up in a ponytail. But!!! It's 8:43 right now and still stick (almost) straight! Lets all applaud the hair...! *dork moment*

And then last but not least Max and I had a walk together, no London or Mom! Just me and good ol' Maxers! We did the usual walking path that I take him on and he was awesome! The usual walk consists of this:

  1. Find Max and get him leashed up

  2. Get him outside

  3. Pull him until he see's the area where we stop and turn around

  4. Max RUNS home (maybe stopping once or twice to go to the bathroom)

  5. Get to the house

  6. Max waits at the door for me to unhook the leash

  7. I open door and Max flies inside, upstairs

Well TODAY this is what happened

  1. Got Max from London outside

  2. Hooked him up and said "Come on Max, we're going for a walk"

  3. Pulled him to the corner


  5. Got to the halfway point and he got a pet from his family member who doesn't particularly like him

  6. Started to walk home

  7. Had an encounter with another dog, he did a rockin job!!

  8. Got home, got some more pets

  9. Got unhooked and ran upstairs to get pets from Mom and Dad

Sweet hu?! I'm so happy he did good for me and I didn't have to pull him half of the walk and then pull him home (because I don't carry him)!!! PRAISE GOD!!

I most defiantly think this is a miracle (woot, woot)!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Dull?? Just read...

Okay this is just going to be a quick, snappy post that I am writing in under a minute, I know I'm lame!! This is a simple question with a very thought out, ending... Be real too!! Don't read other comments and go off of their answers!! Just me and you are in a room and I want an immediate answer!!

If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish?

My answers to come...

Friday, August 26, 2011

So exciting!!

Today I got some school stuff! If you have been following me for a while then you know that I was debating doing online school or public school for my first year of high school (can you believe it, HIGH SCHOOL!) Well, I signed up for the k12 online school and I have started to get my stuff! Thanks to Kiley's family for donating one of their old desks for me to have for my schooling (thanks so much!). It's been funny having the UPS and Fedex guy arrive at the same time to deliever some of my gear! I've gotten my laptop, printer/scanner, some books, and a couple of materials. It was so fun setting it all up and putting it in its place. I'll take pictures once I have everything perfect and neat (which may be a while)!

We just got back from the pool (and saw the cute lifegaurd WHO TALKED TO ME!!!) so I'm going to go take a shower and get ready for an event tonight!

Thanks for reading!

PS: I am going to start having a weekly poll on my blog so check up at least once a week and give me your opinion! THANKS!!(:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Random thinking at 5:41

So as I sit here with Corbin, I think why not blog?? So here I am, 5:41am, blogging... Now what do I have to tell you...

(1) Turns out nick needs surgery on one of his legs again... This will be surgery #9 for him!! Crazy hu?

(2) Nick, me, and 2 of nicks buddies went to the Twins game tonight, or last night whatever you call it... The one that was 8hrs ago! It was pretty fun!! I didn't bring my camera but one of nicks buddies did so if he puts them up on Facebook I'll share them with you..

(3) i am waay tired right now I can't even explain in words...

(4) I am so excited for church Sunday. Yes I am aware that it is only Wednesday but who cares!(;

(5) I'm going to go now and hope Corbin falls asleep!!

Night (or) morning!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Why haven't I been blogging?? My life has been super crazy lately!! Yes, I do have down time but during that time I usually just want to chill out! Anyway, what is today? Monday?? Wow... Alright so let me fill you in on my life..


It seems like Friday was so long ago... Hmm, friday. OH YEA! Friday I got up super duper early to babysit for two little girlies! I babysat until 2 then my mom came and picked me up. I had a two hour break. We went shopping then I went to babysit for four wonderful kids! It was fun and super crazy!! I bet you can guess I fell asleep good that night!(:


My step mom did a race for fallen (dead) officers... It wasn't a huge thing but it was cool? haha I'm proud of her and that's all that matters!


Sunday funday!! Right? Maybe not.. My mom ran a half-marathon (13.1 miles)!!! I was so proud of her!! I hate running 1 miles so 13, ick!! My uncle Nick, his son Corbin, and Nick's buddies Marcus and Cass, are here for Nick's doc appointments!! They got a hotel room but Corbin stayed with me last night!! It was so fun!!

Monday (today)

He slept until 8ish I think then was hungry... He pucked on me 3 times but hey, I don't care!(: Right now hes taking a morning nap and I thought about joining him but I dont trust London and Jacob without surpervision!! haha Guess what today is... MY MOMS BIRTHDAY!! She's ___ years old! Haha Actually she's 39 which I think is pretty young (compared to 100)! So happy birthday mom!!

How has your weekend been? Anything fun??\

Ps: If you could pray for goood results for Nick that would ROCK!!

Pps: If you want to see some of the pictures from Shelia's race, visit my facebook page!(:

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today, what a day! First, well we have to start at 11pm last night. My cousin Morgan and I decided we were going to pull an all nighter! Woo woo!!! Well it was kinda a fail and didn't turn out right... So I got woken up today and was a little tired but I had to get up because mom was going to Weight Watchers and I had to watch the kids (what a surprise). Well my mom came in, woke me up, and left. I slowly woke up and laid in my bed, checkin facebook and my txt messages... I was just laying there, not paying attention to my surroundings then heard the sound that made me almost wet myself... woof! I kinda jumped because I wasn't really expecting Max to come visit me and kinda startled me! So I got up and he started flippin out and going crazy so I just kinda ran down the starts because he started barking and Max NEVER barks!!

10:45 So once that was down mom left, and the kids and I hung out. I watched Young and the Restless, made them Mac and Cheese then mom was home. Her and I ate then we went to the POOL!! Mom and I tanned while the kids swam!(: Well, the kids got in trouble so we left, got home, I showered, then mom and I got our nails re-done. Krissa did our nails, Bill came home, Bill, the kids, and Max went for a car ride to our friends house to get something, mom and I finished getting our nails done THEN! breath

6:30 My amazing mom is running a half- marathon on Sunday (I am so proud of her!) so we went for a training run (only 2 miles today, praise the Lord), then came home and they were back.

7:30 We went out to eat at my non-favorite Mexican restaurant, El Loro, and came home to let Maxipoo out... London and I wanted to go for a walk with him and mom didn't have an issue with it so, we did! We ran all over the neighborhood, literally!! London rode her scooter and Max was so excited so we all three literally RAN almost the inter thing! I was SO tired by the end, no joke!

8:15, 8:30ish We got home and chilled! Now we are all in our own little zones... Bill's on his work computer, I'm on a laptop, moms watching TV, London's talking, to whom? I have no idea (what a surprise...), and Jacob is upstairs playing Legos... Good quality family time!(: haha

Good night everybody!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Hey girl! So Brezzy at Brezzy Bug's Blog gave me an award!!!

Thank and link award giver
Give 7 random facts about yourself
Give award to 5 deserving bloggers
Let them know!

Okay so THANKS Brezzy! I linked her adorable blog above...

Random Facts:

The only cheese I like is on pizza and mac n cheese, no cheeseburgers or grilled cheese!

I want to be an Interior Designer when I grow up and make big bucks!

When I get older I want to marry the most handsomest guy in the world and live in a mansion <3

I want to be a nanny when I'm sixteen

I don't like almost every animal (except Max)

My parents are divorced (that one really sucks!)

I sang "you are my little sunshine" at a wedding in front of everybody when I was 4

5 bloggers to reward... Seriously??? How do I narrow it down to FIVE!! Ugh...

Ali- Ali is so cute and a fantastic photographer!

Kiley- Where do I start with Kiley... She's SO talented and just a great girl all around!

Olivia- Olivia is the sweetest!! She comes from a big family and has many amazing stories to share!

Allison- Allison takes so many great pictures and is one of the nicest girls I know!

Jenny- Jenny is a mom of two BEAUTIFUL little kids and shares much of her life and family!

Well there are five of my favorites and just because I may not have chosen you does NOT mean I don't like your blog because trust me, I have TONS of blogs that I love, these are just five of my favs!(:

Well thank you Brezzy for choosing me as one of your favorite blogs, it means SO much to me and to the girls of which I chose the awards, congratulations!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

That time...

Well its about that time, time for a new backround. No offense to Olivia by ANY means but I like to change it up every once and a while.. If you are interested then either comment on this post, or email me ( I am open to just about anything and I am whiling to give you pictures or ideas to help you out. Hope you had a great day!!


PS: First come, first serve... I will keep the others in mind tho!!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Hey stranger! Yesterday my church had a baptism and it was so lovely out! I will be sharing those pictures with you too but first I want to share with you this amazing picture!

My very talented friend Kiley took it! Its me (duh) and a little girl who I babysit for! Isn't it great?! Thanks Ki!! Your amazing!(:

Do you like it (we all know you do so you mine as well comment it down!)


Friday, August 12, 2011

Truth: The long story

I have been debating whether or not to put this on the internet for a very long time... I figured, if you want to judge me then go for it! Just a heads up, I will not allow rude comments on here so you mine as well keep it to your self!

Remember the Golden Rule!

I dont know why, and I dont know when it started but I am afraid of dogs.

The size, shape, color, and volume of bark doesnt make a difference. I am afraid of every alive dog. Yes, I agree with you. It is one of the stupidist things ever but it is very real for me. Sunday my mom was with her mom who had just gotten a dog that looks exactly like the dog pictured above. My mom txted me saying she was going to bring the dog home to our house for a week or two to try to help me get over this fear. Trust me, it is not fun being afraid of dogs! It keeps me from going to certin friends houses because they have dogs. It keeps me from taking some babysitting jobs because they will have a dog and I cant have fun with the kids because I am to worried about the dog getting out.

So when my mom txted me saying she was bringing a dog home, I figured it was a mean joke and the next day she would be like "haha! Just kidding!" but she didnt. It was for real and I got really stressed out knowing that there would be a dog at my house and not knowing anything about it. I came home yesterday and felt good about it. Many people were praying for me!(:

I walked in and London had takin Max out to go potty. Once she brought him back in, my mom held him. I pet him and got very comfortable. We then headed to the fire station for a neighborhood ice cream social type thing. I asked to bring him with so we did. At first we tried to have him walk, that failed. So my mom and London took turns carying Max as I held the leash. Above is a picture of my mom, Max, and I!

So far so good! He sleeps in a kennel in my mom and Bills room. Above is a picture of my stepbro Jacob, London, Max, and Ella (Londons bff) at the firestation with the fire dog. Max mostly sleeps, eats, drinks, sleeps, eats, sleeps, eats, drinks, goes to the bathroom, repeat! He poops ALOT! Bet you wanted to know that... Haha! If anyone comes over to my house and is uncomfortable I will have my mom put him somewhere because I will totally understand the feeling!

I am not over dogs by any means but I am working on it. Prayers would be awesome! Fear sucks but sometime your gunna have to get at least close to over it, with Max I am hoping that this dog situation will end once and for all! If you have any sugestions feel free to comment it down!!


Lord Maximus Barkley

Born: June 12th 2011

Kind: Shih Tzu

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Remember me??

Hello??? Hey!! Remember me?? Ya, I'm Sydney. The owner of this blog... Oh yes! That one! Sense I'm posting, guess what that means?!?! I'M HOME!! I had an amazing time in North Dakota but am happy to come home to see my mom.. I am just writing a few words on here quick before bed but I WILL be posting pictures!! Guess how many pictures we took! 100? Nope... 200? Nope.. 300? Almost there... 400? Sooo close!! 500? Your burnin.. 600? YES!!! Can you believe it?!?! Wow... Fire power! Omg... I have no idea why I just wrote that but have you ever gotten sooo over tired that your energetic?! Yep... Thats where I an right now.. Before I attempt to go to sleep, I would like to thank Ali and Kiley for their wonderful guest post!! **readers applaud the two very talented girls** Also!! Before I went on vaca I had 15 followers... Now we have 17!!! Thank you ladies, I will be bragging about your blogs soon :)

Well I better head out before I start writing stuff that doesn't make sense. But trust me, your gunna need to check in tomorrow' I have something to tell you guys!!

Sleep tight,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My weakness

Brownies... With all my heart! I could eat a pan in like an hour.! They are soooo good! The kinda crusted edge with the oowey goowey middle! Uh... delish! Practically heaven in a pan!!

Whats your one of your favorite desserts??


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Guest Post: Kiley

Hey Guys! Kiley here from Click and Capture! I'm here today to tell you how to successfully be a fashion blogger.

Step one: find someone to take your pictures and look like a complete idiot.

Step two: wear your hat with pride.

Step three: pretend your saying "heyy..." because thats what people like to hear.

Step four: pat your head to make sure the hat will stay on.

Step five: make sure it is securely on with both hands.

Step six: keep patting, we don't want it to fall off.

Step seven: keep patting....

Step eight: OKAY! STOP! IT'S ON!

Step nine: Take that hat off after all the patting and try to get a super cool "hat in focus, me out" photo.

Please note: for this photo your hair must be completely frizzed out, so I recommend trying super humid days to do fashion photos.

Step ten: Before you put the hat back on, make sure you check to see it is clean inside.

and finally, step eleven: wear the hat.

Thank you all for joining me today and I hope you learned something about fashion.

Friday, August 5, 2011

guest post by ali

Hi guys! This is Ali here from Livin' My Life 4 Jesus! I'm so glad I get to guest post on Sydney's blog today, and I am excited to get to tell you some things that God has been teaching me over these past few weeks!

Over these past few weeks I feel like God has been nudging at me about a few different topics, and I'd like to share them with you! First of all, God has been telling me that I can't plan my future. He's in control and I need to let Him be in control. I need to trust God that He will make the best for me, and I can't always be trying to make up my future, my life, because He is in control of everything.
I need to fully give over my plans for my future, and my life..because God has a much greater plan!

What would my life be, if God wasn't in control? If I did whatever I wanted to do..would God be satisfied? No. He wouldn't. Because writing my life story is His job, not mine.
So, I hope all of you who are reading this know that God should be in control of our teenage girls can't control our own lives. We're not powerful enough! We need to hand it all to Christ to figure it out for us. He is much more powerful!
Who knows? Will I be a photographer when I'm older? A web designer? A stay at home mom? Who knows? Only God does!

Here's a song that goes pretty well with what I'm trying to say. I encourage you all to go check it out! At Your Feet by Casting Crowns.

This is me. Ali. A christian girl totally in love with her savior, and friend, Jesus Christ. I live my life for Him. I blog over at Livin'  My Life 4 Jesus, and I seriously am obsessed with blogging. I love to take pictures with my little black point and shoot. I am in love with family and friends! I am also a total girly girl, and love pink! I hope you'll stop by my blog, and stay a while! ;]

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Heads Up

Just a heads up to you girls... I will be leaving to visit my family in North Dakota today. I will be returning Friday the 12th. It will be a long but absolutly fun trip spend will family I haven't seen for a long time!! I will take lots and lots of pictures and sense I am now starting to use Picasa, I will be able to save my pictures and share will you! Isn't that awesome?! haha Maybe your not as excited as I am but oh well...

Enjoy some guest post and some of my posts!!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Great Quote

When you are content to be simply yourself, everybody will respect you. - Lao Tsu

Isnt that so true?? If you respect yourself, others will respect you!! It couldnt be more simple than that! I will try to live my life respecting myself! Cant really write about it to much because its as simple as it gets!

Do you have any favorite quotes?


Monday, August 1, 2011


How horrible am I? Horrible... The last two Sunday's I have not posted the sermon from my church!! Bad Sydney!

Are you impatient? If your in a check-out line with only a short line but the cashier is new and doesn't know how to do everything, would you get impatient? Well today we are going to talk about a few steps that will help you with patience.

The first thing to do is STOP and submit! You need to draw near to God. You need to stop what your doing and submit the situation to God. How do you do that? Just a simple little "God I can feel my patience level is getting dangerously low and I know that I'm going to say something that I shouldn't! Please help!"

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Janes 4:7-8;NIV

Secondly you need to DROP what you are about to think or say. Pretty much what I just wrote above with the prayer. Our youth pastor did the sermon and his example was he had his arms full of bocce balls. If you don't know what those are, there super hard, heavy balls that you play an outdoor game with. Google it if you have no idea what Im talking about. He had the whole set in his arms then one by one he dropped them. His load got lighter and lighter. Towards the end of them he said "But God I really like this.." "Nope! Drop it!"

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Dont they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you dont have, so you scheme and kill to get it. James 4:1-2, NLT

Lastly you need to ROLL with the punches and delays. You need to adapt. Count on delays. Count on your food taking extra look to cook at the resturant. Count on you getting the new cashier at the store. Josh gave a story that really made me go, wow! So true!! Josh was driving with this guy who he had an internship with. They went out to lunch and Josh drove. Lunch went a little longer than expected so he was behind and had a lot of things to do that day. They were pulling up to a stop light and it turned yellow so he slowed down. She mumbled something about the yellow light and how he wish it would have just been green so he could have kept going and blah blah blah. But then the guy he was with looked and him and said this, "What if God made that light yellow to make you stop and prevent you from getting into a car crash at the next intersection." Wow... Breath taking thought hu?

You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near. James 5:8, NIV

Next time your siblings are just pushing you to burst, stop, drop, and roll!