Monday, July 13, 2009

Celtic Music

Celtic Women is a girls Irish singing group that my friend Victoria told me I had to listen to...Well, I went and listened to it on You-Tube yesterday...And I loved it!!! They have such clear, beautiful voices! My 2 favorite songs by them is Over The Rainbow and You Raise Me Up
I love Over The Rainbow because the 4 girls sing it ocapella and they do it perfectly!

I also listened to Celtic Thunder, which is pretty much the same thing as Celtic Women, except its all boy singers...These guys are just as amazing!!! My favorite song by them is Ireland's Call... I love them because you can distinctly hear their Irish accents in their voices as they sing and they have a large variety of ages in their group!

My favorite singer in their group is Damien McGinty...He has an absurdly mature voice for a 14 year old! But it is amazing! My favorite song by him is Bird Without Wings which is a beautiful song that I could listen to over and over again! He sung that song when he was almost 15... If you want to see a more playful side of him, you can listen to Puppy Love or Young Love !
There are a ton more songs that are great by both of these singing groups! I would highly recommend that you listen to a few!
Thanks Victoria for introducing me to Celtic Music AND giving me the idea for this post!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

One Night with the King AND Joseph

My Best Friend Sabrina slept over 2 nights in a row this week, on both nights we watched FANTASTIC movies! on the first night we watched One Night With The King which is a movie about the story of Esther and how she became queen, and what it was like being was a great movie and I highly recommend it to anyone! It is a very complex story line though, so you need to pay close attention or you will get confused...I learned a TON about Esther's story that I had no idea about! Here's a quote from the movie:

Queen Esther: If I perish... I perish.

This was Queen Esther right before she goes before the King without being called upon...

The second night, we watched the movie Joseph which is a movie about Joseph, Jacobs son who's 10 brothers sell him to the Egyptians as slaves...this movie captures the story brilliantly! But, again, you need to pay close attention to the story line, or you will get confused! Here's a quote from the movie!

"I know you wife, I know you" -Potiphar (Ben Kingsley)

This is when Potiphar is telling his wife that she has lied to him, after she has accused Joseph and wants him killed...

I highly recommend both of these movies, you learn a lot, there is some great humor, and it makes a great movie night!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Girls Night Out

Me, my 2 sisters, and 3 other girls were having a little bit of what most adults would call wierd fun today! We made a movie called Girls Night Out...I filmed it, Veronica helped with random things, and Sara, Elana, Paige, and Lilly were four different pregnant women that go to our church...Hey! I had nothing to do with the idea for this movie! It was pretty hilarious though! The 4 girls all put bike helmets under their shirts and dressed up to look like their designated women! Youve got to admit, they sure are creative! I promise I will post the video when we finish editing it!
Now, I decided that the quote today had to be atleast slightly related to the days events, sooooooooooo here you go!

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.-- Anonymous

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Come What May, and Love It

Both of my lessons in church today were on hardships and trials...they were both great lessons and I decided that todays quote just had to be around that topic... we learned that everyone has those trials in life, big and small, but if you endure them to the end, you will find can use these trials as learning experiences and become stronger...

"Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don't sing and bells don't ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result."
Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Come What May, and Love It," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 26
I gave you a link to this talk on trials, its one of my favorite talks and I invite you to go read it!:)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth Of July!!!

Today was Fourth of July!!! I had a great day! I first, went to a parade and handed out candy for the American Family Insurance agency...I was with 3 of my best buddies and helping out one of the people I love! Those kids were CRAZY though! They would get up in our faces and yell CANDY, CANDY, CANDY! I had an amazing time though!!!
Then, I got home and we headed over to our friends house and we had a delicious barbecue! There was ribs, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, veggies, potato chips, and drink galore! Before and after we had dinner the rest of the kids (10, not counting myself) were in the hot tub at the SAME time! Our friend has one of those swim spas, so the hot tub is HUGE, but it was still pretty squished!
My family provided desserts for the barbecue! We made Strawberry Shortcake Cake, Texas Sheet cake, and homemade Rocky Road ice cream! It was all delicious!!!
Finally, the fireworks started!!! My neighborhood goes crazy with fireworks! These people spend thousands of dollars on REAL fireworks and then we just sit back and watch them without spending a penny! It felt like we were at a baseball park watching the after-show fireworks they were so huge!

Okay, now...In honor of Fourth of July I have a quote inspired by just that today! Enjoy!

"How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. " ~Paul Sweeney

We live in a beautiful country that is unlike any other...We need to acknowledge that and celebrate on those special days like today!

Friday, July 3, 2009


My mom has taken up a new hobby...knitting...she has actually become a natural at it! She learned it only 3 months ago and she is already knitting PERFECT little hats, leg warmers, elephants, wash clothes...she is completely addicted to it! So, I saw this quote and thought of you mom! Here you go guys!

"Knitting is clothing made in spare moments, or round the fire, whenever women gathered together... It's something to celebrate-clothes made in love and service, something women have always done." — Anne Bartlett (Knitting: A Novel)
My mom knits when she is watching TV, in the car, watching us play outside...Its just what she automatically does!!!


I am MISERABLE... stuck inside my house on a gorgeous day like today with a terrible sunburn on my shoulders and back...Well, on that note, here's your quote! I decided it had to include the word sunshine, since that, and the fact that NOBODY in my coldasac had sunscreen, is why I am having such a terrible day! Enjoy!

"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine."

Shirley Temple

I was in a Shirley Temple mood today! I have always loved Shirley Temple...She is sooooooo cute and enjoyable to watch!!!
"My Chicken can do a special trick!"
"And what is that?"
"She can lay an egg!"
"And what's so special about THAT?!"
"Well, Can YOU lay an egg?"

A True Friend...

And Isi always listened, never told Enna she had been foolish, never said hollow things like 'You'll be all right.' . . . Isi saw Enna's struggle and her sadness, and she understood." — Shannon Hale
And that is a true friend...

Cleaning Too Much???

"A messy house is a must - it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!" — Jennifer Wilson
If only our parents would understand this!!!

I Couldnt Decide!

Okay, I couldnt decide between these 2 qoutes today! These are actually quotes that I hear a lot but I really love them!

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." — Dr. Seuss

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." — Maya Angelou

Ode To Victoria

My Best Buddy Toria (Victoria) made a mini movie for all of her friends and at the end she had this quote!!! I LOVED it and decided I needed to find it to use! Well, enjoy!

"Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people - they always go away... sooner or later. You can't hold them anymore than you can hold the moonlight. But if they've touched you, if they're inside of you, then they're still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart. Thats where I hold the moon, thats where I hold you"

My Quote Site

I get almost all my quotes from this quote site online:
It has quotes for everything! From friendship, to humor, to movies!!!