Monday, December 28, 2009


Before I get to the tag, I better say something about Christmas. We had a GREAT Christmas. I'm want to name a few neat things I got. One was a necklace that has a diamond charm, a charm that says, "courage" and a charm that says "13.1", which is the half-marathon distance. Speaking of half-marathon, I am training for my third! Back to Christmas. I got lots of yarn, which I LOVE. And a very VERY real looking stuffed raccoon who needs a name. Any ideas??? The last thing I want to name was a BIG SURPRISE. I had kind of asked for a CD player because mine broke. I only listened to a CD about once a month, but it was still nice. I didn't really expect to get me a CD player isn't really, well, exciting. Daddy got me something he thought would be more useful that a CD player. A NANO IPOD AND SPEAKER TO PUT IT IN!!!! I WAS SHOCKED!!!!!! And I can use it!!!! I've figured it out!!! Haha. Thank you so much Mama and Daddy.
Now about the tag;

1 who are you talking to? No one
2.what are you listening to right now? Julie turning pages in a book
3.what should you be doing? well, probably getting in bed since it is ten-thirty
5.what are you doing? typing
6.what do you not understand? How Clay can push all those buttons on his gameboy and win so easily. I die in about five seconds. lol
7.what/who have you lost respect for? ummm
8.what was the last thing you ate? a sugar cookie. Yum.
9.what is the meaning of your display name? what does that mean? will always be... a runner. I plan to, anyway. seems... How do I answer this?
12.what do you never want to lose? My family, friends. Most importantly, God
13.myspace is? I do NOT hacve myspace get annoyed when... Leah and Sam fight
16.yesterday I was... Sunday I am... (I was) crocheting, eating, running
18.I wish... that it wasn't so late!
19.something I never want to happen.... to go to public school is one of the things. (sorry all public schoolers! That would just...terrify me)
1.ever gotten your phone taken away? no. I have no phone to be taken away from me, ha!
2.ever kick someone? yes.... I'm sure I've kicked one of my siblings before. NOT recently.
3.ever tripped on your own feet? probably
1.have you cursed? NO!!!!
2.have you gotten mad at someone? Hmmm...
1. is there a person on your mind right now? not really you want children? absolutely you smile often? yes you untie your shoes before you take them off? all except for one pair
5.are you a friendly person? I try to be
6.who's bed other than yours do you sleep in? my sister's
7.what color shirt are you wearing? red
8.what were you doing at 9pm yesterday? sitting in church
9.what can't you wait till? to see my friend that I miss very much
1.A-AVAILABLE- yes, I am avalible to be your friend
2.B-BIRTHDAY-April 19
3.C-CRUSHING- I do not crush stuff.
4.D-DRINK YOU LAST HAD- water or tea
7.G-GUMMY BEARS OR WORMS- sour worms
8.H-hometown-Jackson MS
10.K-killed someone- NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11.L-longest car ride- Disney World
12 M-milkshake flavor- cookies and cream
13.N- favorite number- how can you have a favorite number?
14.O-one wish- that is too hard to answer
15.P-person you called last- Catherine Snyder
17.R-reason to smile- Jesus! Friends! Yarn!
18.S-song you last heard- I don't know the name
19.T-time you woke up this morning-9:00
20.U-umbrella- Uh, yeah! Umbrellas are great. lol
21.V-vegetables- I should eat more...
22.Worst habbit- hmmmm
23.x-x-rays you've had- mouth, and I recall getting some other x-ray, but I don't remember what it was for
24.y-your number of friends on facebook-don't have a facebook
25.z-zodack sign- Is that the Chinese thing? I don't know what animal I am, although it seems like I am a hog or pig or boar.

I am sorry, but I am omitting the last part of this tag because it is five minutes from eleven. I am tagging EVERYONE! Please go to Kara Beth's blog to get the full tag. Thanks, KB.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sewing With Leah

Today Julie and I babysitted Leah and Sam. After painting "porky balls" (those little spiky things you find on the ground) and making very cute ornaments with them, I asked Leah if she wanted to sew something. Asking a five year old to sew with you is...brave. But she did very good. We sewed snakes. Very, very cute snakes. Leah sewed a realistic one, and I sewed one with flowers. They had button eyes. Leah is AMAZING. I found out that she can sew on the machine BY HERSELF!! I had to sew around the head, but she did sewed the straight seams all by herself. After ironing them and stuffing them, (Leah needed some help stuffing the tail) I gave Leah a threaded needle. I sewed half of the hole up, and she sewed the other half, all by herself. She did amazing, using very small, close-together stitches. I would post pictures but...I really don't like posting pictures. It takes too long. As I'm sure I've said before, I rather be crocheting! Lol! Maybe Mama or Julie will post some pictures...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

First a tag from Anna Beth

1- Have you been asked if your married?
2 - Have ever had your picture taken with a famous person? no
3 - What's your middle name? Olivia. My first name is Mary
4 - Your current favorite book (besides the BIBLE)? I don't know...
5 - What's the first thing you do when you wake up from a nap? Lol, well, I never take naps-unless I ran a race really early in the morning
6 - What is your current mood? happy.
7 - What color shirt are you wearing? white
8 - Missing something? Yes, my xc friends.
9 - Current Favorite Quote? Oh, I don't know.
10- If you could go back in time and change something what would be? These are hard questions. I don't know...
11 - If you must be an animal for one day, what would you be? defiantly a dog or cat
12 - Ever had a near death experience? no
13 - Something you do a lot? CROCHET!!
14 - The song stuck in your head? No song right now
15 - Least favorite household chore? I don't really like to vacum
16 - Name someone with the same birthday as you. One of my distant cousins. Her sister has my NAME!
17 - When was the last time you cried? must I answer?
18. What are you most scared of? running out of yarn...JK!
19 - If you could have one super power what would it be? That I could FLY!!
20 - What's the first thing you notice about the opposite gender? umm, umm, I don't KNOW!
21 - What do you usually order from Starbucks? Apple cider
22 - What's your biggest secret? WHY would I post my biggest secret on my BLOG?? lol
23- What's your favorite color? all colors
24 - Do you still watch kiddie shows or tv shows? no.
25 - What's on your walls? Lime green paint, LOL
26 - What are you? a lot of stuff. I'm a Christian, a runner, a crocheter, a sister...
27 - Do you speak any other language? Well, I know a small amount of Spanish, however I do NOT think I could converse with a Spanish-speaking person!
28 - What's your favorite smell? Well... that's hard. I have a Jolly Rancher candle that I really like.
29 - Describe your life in one word! Now how am I supposed to do that?
30 - Have you ever smiled when your best friend was crying? no
31 - What are you thinking about right now? What to say to these interesting questions
32 - What should you be doing? It doesn't really matter right now. I'm at my grandparent's house!
33 - Who was the last person that made you upset/angry? Probably a sibling
34 - How often do you talk to God? A lot
36 - If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want? I would NEVER want to change my last name.
37 - What is your natural hair color? dark brown
38 - Do you have many friends? Yes
39 - Who is your role-model? ummm...
40 - Do you like your life? Yes.
40. I am going to tag...

Here is a tag from Kirsten

1. Do you know Catherine Snyder? YES!
2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? chocolate. I LOVE LOVE LOVE fudge sauce on vanilla ice cream, too.
3. What is your fave color? all colors
4. Do you run? YES!
5. Do you like tomatoes? NO. I do like tomato sauce, though.
6. Do you have relatives out of the country? no
7. Do you have allergies? no
8. Do you have at least 10 friends? YES!!! Iove my friends
9. Are you a Christian? YES!
10. Is this a CRAZY post??? Not too crazy is good!

Finally, a tag from Martha

1.Do you like coffee? Yes I do you have a favorite color? This is a popular question! All colors
3.what is your favorite flavor of ice cream? This is also popular-look at the previous tag many people are in your family? Seven. Counting pets, fourteen
5.what is your favorite subject? I don't like any school, lol you wear glasses? No you have an up staires? Yes you have a dog? Four dogs
9.what is your favorite book? I don't KNOW! this a bad post? Of course not

Now I am going to make up one!!

Say which one you prefer:
1. Candy or Chocolate?
2. long and slow run, or short and fast?
3. pet bird or pet fish?
4. hot weather or freezing weather?
5. crispy or soft cookies?
6. colored pencils or crayons?
7. knitting or crocheting?
8. taking a picture of someone, or getting your picture taken?
9. necklace or bracelet?
10. country or city?

I am tagging: Martha, Sarah D. and Kirsten

Anyone else who wants to do these taggs, please go ahead!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Poor Blog...

Yes, my poor little blog, which has not been updated in two months. Well, we have been busy. We have been going to cross-country practice, of course, and running a race nearly every Saturday. Such fun. Tragically, xc season is almost over. One more week. NOOOOOOOO! Very sad, but I'm sure our wonderful coach needs a break. So do all the parents.
I have also been very busy crocheting. Remember that little mouse and that bunny I made? I posted pictures. Anyway, my crocheting skills have come a LOOONG way from those. I have made at least fifty little animals called "amigurumis". It's a Japanese word. I really want to post pictures, but I really don't want to go through all the trouble of taking them, finding them on the computer and then loading them five at a time. I'd rather be crocheting!! lol.
The girls (Mama, Leah, Julie and I) are going to HOBBY LOBBY today!!! Love that yarn place!!!! Tomorrow we are running a 5k. Daddy is going to pace me, so I'm hoping for a good time!!! Daddy runs FAST, hopefully I won't die. Lol! I will post how I did. Okay, I've got to go clean the bathroom, bring down some laundry and change clothes... I'll try and post my time tomorrow!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cross-Country Timed Run

Before I say anything about the run, let me say sorry about the pictures! Which I never posted... maybe one day.
Anyway, XC practice has started, hurrah! I LOVE cross-country... except when it's really painful, which it usually is... I love it anyway!
BUT, today we ran a time trial. I thought we were just running one as hard as we can mile around a track. I was wrong. When we got there, Mrs. Heather told us we were running a timed as fast as you can THREE miles!!! I thought, WHAT!?!?!? (by the way, it was 4:00 in the afternoon and it was HOT) Then she told us we would run on the cross-country course, not a track. I felt a little better, but still, three miles hard? We are going to DIE!! Mrs. Heather told us that she wanted us to pretend like it was a race and give it our best effort. She also said no, you didn't have to throw up at the end, just feel like it. We were very calmed by all this. (NOT! Lol) So we got started. It was very hot, and we ran very nearly all of the race in grass. (you go much faster on hard pavement, grass is harder to run in but better for your legs) When I got through, (YES!) I was about to die! I am VERY happy with my time!! The course we ran was about 0.15 short, not actually a 5k, just to let you know. My time was 21:58. Now my calves are a little sore and I have a very sore muscle on my side, but I'm okay! Our team is doing really good.
THE SPARTANS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Crochet Crazy

Hello! I have been really enjoying summer. No school, of course, and plenty of time to CROCHET!! I have been going CRAZY crocheting!! I learned how to make little animals and things by crocheting in rounds. They are SO CUTE!!!! Almost every spare minute of my time I have been crocheting. Eventually I will post pictures... may take me a while! : )
Until then, let me tell you what I have made.
1. a fuzzy chick
2. a orange, red and yellow bear (sadly I have no pic., I gave it away)
3. a silly red alien
4. a unicorn
5. a tall bear in a dress with sunglasses
6. a little turtle
7. a big blue owl
8. a black rabbit in a pink dress
9. a purple rabbit with a green skirt
10. a pink rabbit with very long ears
11. a birthday cake box
12. a mulicolored bear with a huge head
13. a blue bear with a huge head
14. a fuzzy pink kitten
15. another little turtle

( I used a pattern on everything except the alien, the chick, the cake, and the tall bear)

Right now I am crocheting a certain food. A HAMBUGER!!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bunny Pictures!!

Here are all the rabbits I made!! They all have names.Maggie Benny
Mary Jade (jade is a green rock)



All the little bunnies
Razzle Dazzle, a bigger bunnyCheckers

Sunny, an even bigger bunny

And a rainbow dot rabbit that needs a name.

Any ideas??

Please tell me which one is your favorite!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hop, Hop

Wow!! I have not updated in such a long time!!!
First of all, I need to say something about the wonderful and painful running camp!!!! I had SO MUCH FUN!! Our fabulous bow-up coach held a running camp, three days for boys, three days for girls. We ran killer hills, did a strength workout and a lot of life jacket lake swimming every day. We got very sore!! We also had a who-can-gather-the-most-scratchy-seaweed contest, boys verses girls. Girls won!! We did have a slight advantage over the boys by using both the raft and the canoe to haul in the seaweed... Oh well. We all really had a great time, and the camp motivated us to run better as a team. THANK YOU MRS. HEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now about the "Hop, Hop". Julie, Clay and I are staying a few days at our grandparent's house. Our grandmother, Mims, has tons of fabric, buttons, ribbons, and three sewing machines!! (Plus she can sew ANYTHING) So what have we been doing? Sewing, of course!! Julie and I have been sewing rabbits. So far I have sewed seven!! They are so cute!! Three little ones, two medium, and two big. They are not realistic looking rabbits-they are all colors, some with checks and dots. Pictures to come!! Hop, Hop!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I survived the Nashville half! It was HOT and HILLY. We drove to Nashville on Friday, and spent the night. The last time I ran a half, I was wearing layers and layers. Complete opposite this time!! I wore some shorts and a sleevless top. I also had a "running pouch" to hold my GU.

Daddy was running the full, but we started out in the same wave. He was with me for about thirty seconds and then he left me! But that was fine. Mile one to three were okay, but it was getting HOT. Around mile six, I was thinking, "I am not going to finish in under two hours!! Can keep running the rest? Am I going to be walking a mile or two? (By the way, I had been walking about every mile and a half or so, when there was a water stop.) Anyway, I guess the GU started to kick in a little or something, because I kept on. Still, after a water stop I'd run about a fourth of a mile, and then I wanted to walk again!!

Somehow I got to mile twelve. One mile left!! Then I dropped my sunglasses (which I wasn't wearing). I was NOT about to stop and pick them up. A minute later, a man gave them back to me!! He had stopped and picked them up!

Finally, finally, I was almost at the finish line. I was SO hot. When I crossed the finish line just seven seconds under two hours!! HURRAY! I was happy with that! Yet right after I finished I wasn't really thinking about my time too much. I could not keep my eyes straight, let alone walk straight!! And I couldn't stop bumping in to people! I wobbled over and got a water bottle. I did NOT want any race food. I remember I was soooo hot.... so I wobbled over to some grass and layed down on my race "blanket". I was trying to catch my breath and not throw up!

About fifteen minutes later, I found Mama and everyone else. (Except Daddy, of course.) As I was talking to her, I would get so out of breath!! I layed down again, though feeling much better. After a looooong long while, with some playing in the grass, taking Leah to the nasty portajohn, and a lot of cheering in the hot sun, we watched Daddy finish!! After we all got together, and Daddy felt like he could walk to the car, we left.

That race was SO HOT, VERY HILLY and VERY HARD, but I'm glad I did it! I may even do it again!
Today, though I am SO SORE!! I have been hobbling around... I can hardly remember the last time I was sore! Oh well...
We all had a great time in Nashville!! I may post some pictures, we'll see. GO RUNNERS!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


There is much to update about!! First of all, I made a hat out of Wal Mart sacks.
Here I am wearing the hat. Very stylish, I know.
Second, I ran the farthest I ever have!! FIFTEEN AND A HALF MILES!! It was great. I am SO glad that I had GU, which is energy gel. It tastes very good, actually. I may run fifteen miles again this Saturday.... or thirteen. Oh, and I had to get up at five thirty in the morning!!! (daddy and I were running with a group in Corinth) I usually get up at least two hours later!! But I was okay.
Third, we just got back from our grandparents' house. Mims has TONS of fabric, and she suggested that we crochet with it. Here's what I made...
A blue purse... with ribbon...

and buttons. A smaller pink and green purse...

and an even smaller pouch.With stars on the back.

Aren't they pretty?

My fingers got VERY sore from ripping and crocheting fabric. But it was worth it!! We had a lot of fun at our granparents' house.
That's all for now!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I have not updated in a long time!!!

A few weeks ago I sewed this mouse out of felt. The arms and legs are attached with buttons. The tail has a pipe cleaner inside. Here is one picture...And another. Sorry it's sidewaysHere's a picture of Leah's hair that I have ponytailedIsn't she cute? Yesterday I crochet this snake. I decided to crochet a snake because the body shape is easy. Lol!
Complete with bead eyes and a tongue!

Smile for the camera!!

Any name suggestions for the snake and mouse?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Disney Pictures and a Valentine

Mrs. Leisa George gave me a blog valentine!! Thank you so much!! I'm going to send it to all my blog friends.

Here are some Disney Picures!! They are random pictures, not all from the same day.
It's Buzz!!

On the bus

Don't fall!!

We're safe from the rain

Two little princesses

Sam sniffing Mama's hair

Yum Yum!!

Me holding a sharks hand

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Disney World!

I'm a little late in posting this, but we got back from Disney World on Friday 30th. We had a lot of fun!! We went to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. This time I rode all the big rides, finally. And... SO DID LEAH!!!! She rode every roller coaster more than once, and didn't cry or scream on any of them! The only roller coaster she didn't ride was Rock'n Roller Coaster, because she wasn't tall enough. She was very brave. I however, did scream on a lot of rides!! Especially Tower Of Terror! And yes, Leah rode that too. We went to Disney World with the Mims family and Rebekah Childers, they all go to church with us. Sam loved seeing Buzz Lightyear!! Mama is blogging a much more detailed account of our trip, you can go to her blog by clicking Joyful Always on my blog list. I have millions of pictures so I will try and post some later. Anyway, that's all for now!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Beauty Advice From Leah

The other day, I was baby-sitting everyone while Mama and Daddy went out to eat. I let Leah brush and play with my hair. My hair was pretty tangly, and after a few yanks Leah told me, "You know, sometimes beauty hurts." Where did she hear that? I wondered. Then she said, "Mama told me that one time." She kept on brushing my hair, and trying to put a ponytail holder in it. She had more advice to tell. Very seriously, she said, "One hair can make a difference (pause) But I don't know what that means." She was SO funny!! Mama laughed so hard when I told her what Leah said. She said I needed to post it so we wouldn't forget. Leah is just too funny.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Good Enough to Eat?

Yesterday I made some salt dough, which is made from flour, water and salt. You make something with it, then bake it until it is hard. You can't sculpt a masterpiece with this salt dough, but if you make something kind of flat it turns out okay. Here's what I made with the dough today. Does it look good enough to eat?
Of course you can't actually eat it, although I sprinkled real cinnamon on the cinnamon rolls before they went into the oven. The icing is real too... ha,ha, it's glue. It's all for play. I will post the recipe for it later.
Also yesterday, I started croching a shawl for this bear. I think it turned out really well, although a little big. What do you think?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Tagged By Recee!

Recee tagged me! Thanks! I am supposed to type 15 facts about myself.

1. I like to cook

2. I am the oldest

3. My birthday is on April, 19

4. I love animals

5. I live in the country

6. My favorite candies are Milky Ways and Jolly Ranchers

7. I love to read

8. I love to crochet

9. I don't know how to knit (wish I did!)

10. I can't stand chedder cheese

11. I love pasta

12. I love to color in coloring books

13. I can play the piano

14. I cannot do a cartwheel

15. I am a night owl, not an early bird.

I am going to tag; Anna Beth (Asland's daughter), Kate (Kate's Life), Nathan (Nathan's life on Paper), Cassia (Cassia's Chronicles) and Levi (Levi's Life)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Another Update

Well, the title of this post was going to be PICTURES!!, but I can't find my pictures!! I'll have to get Mama to help me some other time. Tomorrow we are starting school again. I hope I can remember how to do my math problems!! We are also starting back running from our two week running break. Two days ago we drove down to Jackson to my Aunt Megan and Uncle Russ's house. We spent the night with them because Daddy ran a half-marathon the next day. He did great!!!!! He was sixth in his age divison!! The race course was extremely hilly, he said. There were almost no flat places! Aunt Megan, Uncle Russ, Mama, Julie, Clay, Leah, Sam and I all got to watch the race. We got to see all the first place runners cross the finish line. They were amazing!!! Some people ran the full marathon at a pace I can't even keep up for one mile!! Anyway we are back home, looking forward to and dreading school tomorrow. Good luck to all who start back school Monday!!