Saturday, May 28, 2011


Yesterday we were talking in the kitchen and mom was telling us about when when she was in high school. She said that she and some other kids got asked to do a dance to the song "Footloose" for Hankinson, North Dakota's 100th year anniversary. Before we knew it she had the song playing on youtube and was teaching us some of the dance moves. Haha, we were all dancing crazy around the house, and pretty soon we found ourselves swing dancing, and added our own moves to it. Haha, it was funny to see her dancing and getting "Footloose". 
Love you mommy. :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

A grand affair

Apparently the Rapture was last Saturday. Umm, I'm still here. Is this bad or what? While the world was supposedly ending around me, I was dancing the night away at the Count of Monte Cristo Ball. :)

Trust me. You'd go crazy too. After 3 1/2 hours of breathing in hairspray in a bathroom with 4 girls and lots and lots of curls, well, you get the idea.
Who knew that regency buns could take so long. It was so much fun. Crazy and squished, but fun none the less. :)

I did Bre's hair, and she was so much fun to do. She was so trusting and let me go for it! I twisted it back and then curled the bottom. It was very simple, but it was just right with her fancy ball gown. Lovely Breanne. :)

This is us right before we left. 

One more quick snapshot outside. I really like this one. 

Kara and her dad (Mr. Langley). I'm still working on getting my dad to join me at a ball. :)
Here's the dance list in order.
1. Never Love Thee More
2. The Spaniard
3. Physical Snob
4. Trip to Paris
5. Peace be With You
6. Freeford Gardens
7. The Dressed Ship
8. Spanish Waltz
9. Turn of the Tide
10. Row Well, Ye Mariners 
11. Money in both Pockets
12. A Double Duet
And for a finale we did Marie's Wedding! :)

Ashley Philips and I were partners for this dance, called Peace Be With You. It was so much fun dancing with friends. :)

At 10:00 our joyous evening came to an end. No, not because the world ended, but because the ball was over, and it was time for all  fair ladies, and young gentlemen to go home.

By the way there's a new date for the rapture: October 21st. Watch out! 
*Roles eyes.*
Oh please.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I don't understand...

I can never understand how something can be so dumb yet so funny at the same time. So many things are like that. This video is hilarious, but when you're done watching it you think, "That was stupid." And then you go and forward it to all your friends. Why?! I don't understand. (I love it though.) :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo Ball was on Saturday May 21, 2011. It was so much fun! More pictures and details to come... :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

a bittersweet occasion...

Saturday was a bittersweet day. Bitter because seven friends graduated. It's sad that they're so old, and will be moving on (and out) soon. It was sweet to see all the memories on the slideshows and fun to be with good friends all day.

This is my only picture from graduation. :) Joshua, Talia and I. 
Afterwards we drove to a town outside of Portland, and went to dinner at the Claim Jumper. It was so yummy and fun to hang out with friends. On the way home we got lost by following a car we thought was Lydia. Haha, not good. Anyways, we had an "Adventure"! It turned it really fun because it was 11:00pm and everyone was loopy. :)
Cheers to good friends! 

Monday, May 9, 2011


I've been listening to this song a lot lately. I really like it. :)
(The cello... ahhh.. listen to that cello...)

The Tale of the Tee-peed house...

Authors Note: Since many of you have already heard the story of how someone's friends came and tee-peed someone's house... let's spice it up a bit.

The Tale of the Tee-peed House
Once upon a time there was a fair princess who lived in a castle on Fox Ridge Road with her Father and Mother, the king and queen, and her 3 siblings. One morning King Gary came into the princess' room and woke her saying, "Wake up dear. The village people came in the night and have decorated the courtyard, with toilet paper and window markers, to welcome you home from the dance last night." (Ahem... ECD...) So the fair princess looked outside and this is what she found.

The courtyard had been decorated so beautifully it took the princess' breath away.

The trees, bushes and carriages were all covered with the highest quality of toilet paper, fit only for royalty. 

The windows all held messages of goodwill and happiness.  

The princess could not believe that the villagers would do this for her. What an honor. (Haha.. hehe-hem..*cough*).

The princess decided that it was to beautiful to leave outside so her and prince Brock cleaned up the whole huge mes- beautiful display of handiwork! (Ahem, *clears throat*) ... and put it in the big shiny cans for safe keeping. Mr. Humlie would come later and take it to it's resting place where it would be seen by many generations to come. 

And thus is the Tale of the Tee-peed House. The day the fair princess was honored by her people. 

-Makenna :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Psalm 136

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by His understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights-
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

to Him who stuck down the firstborn of Egypt,
His love endures forever.
and brought Israel out from among them,
His love endures forever.
with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.
to Him who divided the Red Sea asunder,
His love endures forever.
and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.

to Him who led His people through the desert,
His love endures forever.
who stuck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
and killed mighty kings-
His love endures forever.
Sihon king of the Amorites,
His love endures forever.
and Og king of Bashan-
His love endures forever.
and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
an inheritance to his servant Israel;
His love endures forever.
to the One who remembered us in our low estate,
His love endures forever.
and freed us from our enemies,
His love endures forever.
and who gives food to every creature,
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven
His Love Endures Forever.

Psalm 136

Only one of the best songs in the whole world!

 Listen and you shall hear... (Duh. I know, but hey. It was poetic ok?)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The science project

Yesterday I opened the freezer to get some ice cubes. 
This is what fell out...

"Mother!!" I yelled. (Like Nellie Olsen). :) "We have a bird in our freezer! This isn't the same bird that you found all those years ago in Prineville, and wanted to keep for a science project is it?" 
*Oh dear*.
"Oh goodness. Do we still have the rabbit too?"
"No, we got rid of that when we moved." 
"I still want to dissect the bird someday," mom says.
*She walks away*.
The more I looked at the poor bird the more I thought, "Poor birdie. We should've just buried it."