Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas!!!

We had a great Christmas this year. On Christmas Eve our family acted out the Nativity. We had allot of fun with that. I love what we usually get in our stockings! We get a small bag of chocolates (which I end up giving to my dad) and an orange, an apple, and a container of pringles, and also a tooth brush. Oh, also I had my birthday on the 27! My dad planned a surprise birthday party to. We had family over for that. My mom asked me what I wanted for dinner and I said I wanted tomato soup. But had I known they were inviting others over I probably would have chosen something else. And since I hate cake I asked for key lime pie.
I L O V E key lime pie!!! I love Christmas time. We have allot to plan before the new year. I don't have any pictures because our camera ran out of batteries.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

A very nice lesson

Today for Young Women's we had a different type of lesson. I loved it. It was very spiritual. Sister Henshaw told us to not say a word because the lesson was a silent Christmas Presentation. She turned on some Christmas Hymns and told us to read our papers that she handed out to us. It was about the birth of Jesus. At the end of the packet it told us to share our feelings about the Savior's birth. This is what I wrote.

Jesus was born under the most simple yet sacred circumstances. I believe that the Inns were full not by coincidence. I believe that it was Gods will for Jesus to be born in a stable so that we can understand more about him bieng humble.

I hope that this Christms may be one that is not about the presents or about the lights and music. I hope tha we remember the true meaning of Christmas. About our Savior's birth.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Forgotten Carols


My young women leaders decided that for their Christmas gift to us they would take us to see the Forgotten Carols. I had planned on going to see a movie that night but then my mom told me that my leaders had planned something else. At first I thought, I'm probably going to be the one that misses out. But we went and I proved myself wrong! I loved it! It was really neat. My mom would have loved it. Thanks Sister Henshaw!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Grandmas birthday

Yesterday was my grandmas birthday. She celebrated it at a Mexican restaurant. She had family from around the area come to have dinner together. I didn't know most of my family that was there! We had lots of fun and I learned allot about my family history. Unfortunately I forgot to bring the camera so there aren't any pictures.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Combined Caroling

For Mutual tonight we went caroling. It was fun. Suzanne, Me, Tim, David, Greg, and Spencer came. We were divided into 2 groups. Me, Spencer and Greg were one group and the others were in another. Each group tackled three houses. After that we went to the Stokes' house and Brother Stokes made scones for us. Spencer and I had an eating contest. We both had eaten 5 when he asked if we could just call it a tie. I said yes. (I had my fingers crossed. Hee Hee.) He got up and I took another one. So I had five and a half scones! I WON!!! He said it didn't count because he had to leave but he was there the whole time. I'm over stuffed but it's easy to have a contest if your eating brother Stokes' scones! HA HA HA HA HA!!! I GOT SCONES AND YOU DIDN'T SISTER BROOKS!!! MWAHAHAHAH!!!!!! I feel sick. :( Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2007

O NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what happens when you sprain your ankle and leave it for a week. I don't know how I sprained my ankle but it's been hurting for about a week now and just keeps getting worse. I hate it!!! It almost hurts more trying to walk with crutches than it does to just walk normal! But hopefully it'll help it heal. I told my mom I was going caroling on Wednesday with the youth in our ward and asked her what I should do. She said, "I guess you'll be walking on crutches." What's even funnier is she said, "You can be tiny Tim." (Bless us. Bless us everyone.) HA HA HA HA!!!!!

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree...



This is our Christmas tree. We decided to keep it simple and not to many decorations this year. All the presents under the tree are from grandma and grandpa! And Santa hasn't even come yet!!! sweet! Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

gwampa!!!






The Beach!

We went to the beach with our grandfather. He has a trailer which he parked by the beach. I found a dead jelly fish. Here's a pic of me holding it. ^ Isn't it cool?! These are my initials in the sand. Isn't this a great picture?

I want to frame this one.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Our Dog is Weird







Our dog has got to be the weirdest dog in the world. She has TONS of balls. But she chooses this one to take her anger out on. OK....She just popped a hole in it and now when ever she bites it it makes a pop pop pop pop. It's sooooooooo funny! She's gone through three of these balls now. I love her. In the picture at the top it looks like she doesn't have a tale because she is wagging it so hard. SHE DOES HAVE ONE THOUGH!

I should have Tammanys blog link along with all the others. :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tammany


I got Tammany Braxton to make a blog! Go visit it.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Practical joke! NOT FUNNY/funny

I'm at the sleepover and we are all having a blast! It's almost 12:00 am and sister Haub decided to have us do an activity that would make you relaxed and get you ready for bed. So she had us close our eyes and she placed a plate in front of us. She told us to rub our hands in circles on the top of the plate. then she had us turn it over and rub the bottom of it. Then she had us rub circles on our forehead and cheeks. we all did so and then finally opened our eyes. It took our eyes a while to focus but when they did we saw dark circles on each others faces! At first we all thought our eyes were fooling us. But as our eyes focused more we were proved wrong! We turned over our plates and saw black pasty stuff all over it! Tammany, Sina, and I rubbed our hands in it and then GOT OUR REVENGE!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA! You can guess what we did. We didn't get them to bad because they tried to stop us. Next thing we did was run into the bathroom and wash our faces off. But it only smeared! After allot of scrubbing and soap it all came off. Help me remember this one because it's a good trick!

Good night. :)

Sleepover :)

For young womens this week were going to have a sleepover. Were making Christmas ornaments for the Christmas party. It sounds like it's going to be fun! Sister Henshaw was right when she said Y/W keeps her extra busy during the week.
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I'm thankful for the sacrifices my leaders make to give me the blessings I have.

Thanks sooooooooo much! :)
Try to find the hidden message.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Historian! YESSSSS!

I am schooled at home as you may know. Once a week all the kids (near each other) in the same schooling program meet together in a class room with their assigned teacher. The teachers decided it would be nice to have a student government. The offices were president, vice president, treasurer, and a historian. (for each of the classrooms) Their was a three way tie for historian and I was one of them! Yay for me! I was up against 12 other students running for the same offices. Including my sister. I posted a few pics I took today. They didn't turn out as good as I wanted because it was really hard to get one with everyone holding still.
We were playing a game called organisation. The group was divided in half. One person from each team would take enough pencils for each of their teammates. They would make a design with them and then the two teams would compete to see which team could rearrange themselves to duplicate the design the captain made. It was fun but HECTIC!!!


Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas Season

Christmas is on its way! I'm so excited. My grandparents are coming to! We've got to get our family picture taken so that we can send out Christmas card. We haven't bought gifts yet. But I'm in the process of making some really nice gifts for people. I'll tell what I've made after Christmas.



Christmas Feelings
I love the smell of Christmas. I love the warm feeling of layers and layers of blankets piled on your bed. I love the lights and trees that get decorated. I love the feeling I get when I give good gifts. I love the calm feeling I get at Christmas time. I miss the cold snow from the mountains from where I used to live. I miss the loud rain on our tin roof. I miss the snowmen. I miss our pond that would freeze each year. I miss the smell of the pine trees. Now we live in another beautiful place. Instead of snow we have rain. Instead of a tin roof we have a wood one. Instead of snowmen we have Christmas-light-men. Instead of a frozen pond we have a blue ocean. Instead of pine trees we have palm trees. But the Christmas spirit is still the same.
By Amy Sweet


Please post comments.



Friday, November 30, 2007

Dead fish?


This morning while I was cooking breakfast my mom said, "Amy, is your fish dead?" I had something on the stove and couldn't go see yet. I finished up quickly and then went to look at it. It was very still and it just stayed their just floating near the surface for a long time. I tapped the glass a couple times but it didn't move. So I said it was dead and finished cooking. My mom said, "It moved Amy!" I went to look at it but it looked like it was in just the same place. I tapped the glass again and it swam up to the glass with its gills flaring! It looked MAD!!! I said, "It was sleeping and I just woke it up. " It didn't like it at all. I was scared for a moment there.

Young Womens


For young womens last Thursday Tammany taught us how to decorate our notebooks and binders. I brought my binder to decorate and this is how it ended up. Surprisingly it took a lot of time. I had fun.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

OUCH!!!!!!! LOOK AT THAT BURN!!!


I was getting dinner out of the oven when this happened! JUST KIDDING! :) It's burnt bologna!!! :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

I love the Christmas season. It's so calming. Except when your as busy as Sister Henshaw! Lol We were going to put up the christmas tree for family night but then we decided to wait for grandma and grandpa. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving Day :)

Taya (right) is Pauls daughter. Sister Johnsons son. Thomas (left) is Sister Hatches son. Aren't they cute?
This is what we did. :)
WE WANT YOU!
Cheese!
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I'm thankful for my family and the fun we have. I'm thankful for friends and for the little things in life. I love where we live and love the weather.

I challenge who ever reads this to write what they're thankful for.

Hiking Day

Friday we went hiking as a family. We all got to invite a friend but only one ended up coming. It was a very pleasant hike. We didn't get to go to the river because we saw a sign that said $5,000 dollar fine for hiking up the trail because it was fire season. :( Maybe another time. We may go again today.




Thursday, November 22, 2007

OOPS!









It's thanks giving morning and I was doing my laundry. The timer beeped then I started transferring my clothes to the drier. At the bottom of the washer I found... Yes, the cell phone! OOPS!!! It's drying out now and hopefully in a few days it will work.








Sunday, November 11, 2007

Blog Tag!

Just for the fun of it I would like to start a game of blog tag. I'm going to tag the 6 blogs that I know of. Springers, Vandukers, Jazz and family, Brooks, Suzanne, and the Henshaws (Do it for me Sister Henshaw. You could even just talk about yourself.)
Here are the rules:
1-Players write a post describing eight random facts about themselves.
2-They then “tag” eight bloggers to write similar posts, including the rules.
3-The players then leave a comment on blogs they've tagged to tell them about the game.

  1. I have brown hair.
  2. My eyes change colors from blue hazel to green hazel depending on my mood and what I wear.
  3. I live by the ocean and enjoy going to the beach.
  4. I have a dog, two birds, a fish and a cat.
  5. I love to blog.
  6. I love to draw.
  7. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY!!!
  8. I Love to be around my friends.

Now it's your turn. Have fun!

My talk

My Talk went great!!! I think the people in our ward really got a lot out of it and had a ton of fun to. It went vary smoothly and I made the Bishop laugh so hard I think he was falling out of his seat. I hope next time I can do more than just 5 minutes. It seems harder to do a 5 minute talk than a 15 minute talk. By the way, just for the fun of it I think I'll start a game of blog tag. I'm tagging the 6 blogs that I know of. Springers, Vandukers, Suzanne, Brooks, Jazz and family, and the Henshaws (Do it for me Sister Henshaw. You don't even have to send it out to any one just tell about yourself.) When your done writing ten things about yourself challenge 6 more people to do the same.



Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tonight we went to the temple. It was fun but it went really late. We had fun talking. Dinner was in the cafeteria.

Friday, November 9, 2007



Landon loves to climb trees! He's a monkey. :)

We were in the News!!!

WE were in the news! People are getting more interested in homeschooling their kids. The news decided to put in a short clip about homeschooling and we were chosen to represent our homeschooling program. Visit this link. http://www.caliva.org/ Then go to the bottom right of the page and click ( Cava in the News! )

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Whats going on

Sister Henshaw told me about her blog and said that it was really nice and FREE! I decided to check it out and now I find myself on it almost every day! I love it. I found that allot of the people in our ward have blog spot blogs. I went on and saw Sister Springers, Sister Henshaws, and Sister Brooks' blog. I loved them all! On the right I should have links to their blogs.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Family

This is a Picture from Savannahs' baptism. Mom, Dad, Savannah




This is Grandma Sweet and Grandpa Boe.

This is Grandpa Sweet and I.




This is Landons baptism!



This is Grandma and Grandpa Boe At Savannahs' babtism.

video

Swim Swim Swim

Slide Slide Slide

Splash Splash Splash

Halloween Pumpkins


My dad carved this pumpkin. It took him forever.





This is an amazing one that I think my dad took. It's a picture of my cousin Owen and his mom Aunt tina.

Sunday, November 4, 2007



This is me building a fort at the beach. I love to have fun and have a great sence of humor. I love my family and enjoy bieng around my siblings.

This is my sister Savannah. She is the kindest person you will ever meet. She loves to give service to others and is very fun to be around.


This is my brother Landon. In this pic he's pretending his stick is a sword.(Thats why he looks mad.) He is very giving and loves to play with us. I love his happy attitude.


This is my brother Logan. He and I are great friends. He is very considerate and loves to learn.

Cowboy Dad





This is my dads' favorite pic of him when he was younger. He says he likes how his horse is in the pic along with him and his gun. (He looks like a cowboy to me. What do you think?)


My dad took this pic when we were at the beach. We built a giant fort (well, we more like added on to anothers fort) My dad interupted my construction and said he wanted to take some pictures before it got to dark altogether.

This is a neat pic I took with the timer on our camera. I had to push the button and run! It's fun trying out new things.