Thursday, December 31, 2009

No kidding

It's been forever since I blogged. It's sad.

Wow ... I just realized ... this will be my last post for 2009 ... ever ...

No pressure to make it special or anything ...






Have a Happy 2010 :)






Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Life is the Definition of Busy

Sooooooo much has happened since I was able to write last. I have a feeling this might be a long post. I met Jacynne, I got sick, I went to Chicago, I turned 15, and a bunch of other cool stuff (ok, getting sick is NOT cool).

I'll go in order. First things first - I met Jacynne.

Yep, I actually met her.

I even gave her a hug.

It was really exciting, to say the least.

So I spent the from Friday till Wednesday with Jacynne. Friday she came over to my house and from there we went to my dance rehearsals and performances for a Christmas program downtown. We then went to the Yuletide Harbinger Bash which is a lock in with my youth group. It would take too long to explain it all, so all you really need to know is that it was tons.o.fun.

I had some more performances on Saturday night, but other than that we mostly slept. Sunday I went to her Grammie's house, and the following Monday we went to Chicago, which was also ton.o.fun.

Then on Tuesday I turned 15. Which was, of course, really cool.

Beth turned 11 today.

And really, I don't know what to write about. so ... I'll write later.

Sorry for taking so long. My life = busy.

-Kate

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It Reallly Is December

It doesn't feel like December - not here in the middle of the mitten anyway (aka MI). There's only been 1 snow fall, and that was itty bitty little flakes that melted when they hit the ground (and that was Nov. 30th too).

I can't bring myself to believe it's December - by golly, it hasn't even been that cold! It was 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday. I kinda wish it would snow, but I don't mind it not being cold. It just doesn't feel like December, and it's odd to listen to Christmas music when I can see green grass out my window. The only thing that suggests it's winter is the fact that it gets dark out at 6pm.

***

Well, I never finished this post, and when I woke up this morning (for I was writing the post yesterday in little bits and pieces) they was snow on the ground - not melting. So ... I guess it really is December. But if I don't look out any windows, I wouldn't be able to tell. The sky is really white though, and not blue. It's white, like when it's snowing.

So... I guess it really is December.

*sigh*

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tis The Season

It's almost Christmas yet again. I can't believe it! I don't know where the year 2009 has gone, but it's definitely ending really fast. When it's almost Christmas, it means it's even closer to being my birthday! But something amazing happens before that...

I meet the one and only Jacynne C.
(please say her name like you'd say the name Jason - yes, her name is Jacynne/Jason. Yes, SHE is a girl. and yes, I like her name)

Jacynne is my pen pal from Alaska. We started writing a few years ago - our homeschool groups got together and everyone in MI (who wanted one) got a pen pal from AK, and vise versa. I'm pretty sure Jacynne and I are the only people still writing to each other.

See, we are more than just pen pals - we're friends. I would say it took longer for us to be friends, considering we couldn't see each other. But the more and more we talked, the more and more we became friends. Best friends, I'd dare say.

There's a song from the Muppets, and one of the lines is "There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met" and I think that describes Jacynne and I quite well. We're old friends, yes, and we haven't met...yet.

But we will... in exactly 5 days.

Yes, you heard me...


I MEET JACYNNE IN FIVE DAYS!!!


I'm just a little excited...

Ok, I lied.

I'm pretty much FREAK.ING.OUT right now at the thought of meeting her at last! Talk about dream come true!

And we have so much planned! We meet on the 7th - her family is coming to dinner. I can.not.wait for that day. Then on the 10th she's coming with me to ballet and pointe and taking classes. She is then sleeping over at my house. The next day I have a Christmas dance performance, which she's coming to watch. From their we're going to the Yuletide Harbinger Bash, which is a lock in with the youth group I attend. (I'll explain more about that on a future date.) Saturday morning we will go our separate ways and sleep! I then have to get up that afternoon to perform the Christmas performance again. Then I go back home and sleep till Sunday. Sunday morning I'm going to Jacynne's grandmother's house and spending the night there. We will leave early the next morning (if you haven't been following, it'll be te 14th) and head to Lansing to catch our train to Chicago! We'll stay there all day (we plan on going to the American Girl Doll store) and come home late that night. I'll sleep over at her grandma's house again, because we'll be back late and I'm sure my dad wouldn't want to have to drive to Lansing. From Jacynne's grandmother's house we will head to my house - because by then it will be my birthday!

I'm not exactly sure how my birthday is going to work, but some how Jacynne and my friend Becca (and maybe my friend Lauren, if she can make it) are coming over (and some how I'm dancing from 4-6) and we're having a little party with food and cake and presents! Jacynne will sleep over...

And then I don't know what else happens!

Wow, I wrote a lot. I hope that all makes sense...

Anyway, I'm really excited =) I also hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a nice break from normal life, and I'll be blogging soon.

Much love,
Kate

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's Thanksgiving

And I thought I'd play along with all the other blogs I've read and tell you what all I'm thankful for today =)

I'm thankful for coffee in the morning. Without it I probably couldn't do anything.

I'm thankful for words, because without them I wouldn't be very good at expressing myself.

I'm thankful for the backspace button on my keyboard, because I make a lot of mistakes. I wish there was a backspace on life sometimes, but sadly someone hasn't invented that yet.

I'm thankful for mini butter sticks, because they're so darn cute! They're only 4 tablespoons and not 8, and boy! are they cute!! =)

I'm thankful for my family, because they love me so much. And the care a lot. And Mom makes dinner (most) everynight, and Dad makes breakfast for me (most) mornings, and William's smile brightens my day, and Clay just makes me laugh, and Beth's beautiful face just makes everything better, and Dave (who isn't really related but for me he's the uncle I don't have) can cook amazing food, and tell funny stories and make me smile on bad days. That's what uncles are for, ya?

I'm thankful for friends, because without them I'd get a little sick of my family after every day with them. They're my outlet, my friends are. They're my support in hard times, and I'm theirs (I think...). Without them I wouldn't know what do to sometimes, and my life would be boring, to be honest. I don't know what I would do without friends.

I'm thankful that I live in a warm house and that Dad has job(s) so we make money so we can eat food. I like food ... a lot. I'm pretty sure I couldn't live without it.

I'm thankful for the Wii, as bad as it sounds. It is quiet fun to play, to be honest. We're actually playing it right now. Family time! Like in the walmart or target commercials (I can't remember which) and they say "Family time costs less at walmart (target)!"

I'm thankful for pumpkin cheesecake, because it's so dang good! It tastes like pumpkin pie, yet has a cheese cake hint to it, and it's like pure heavan! nom nom nom ...

I'm thankful for many, many more things that if I wrote them all down you wouldn't bother reading it all. So I'll end my post here, asking you what's ONE thing (or more than one) that you're thankful for this thanksgiving.

Have a GREAT holiday!

-Kate

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

She is Me

She doesn’t like to hurt people, yet she stands up for what she believes in.

She doesn’t like to stand out in a crowd, but will try to get her point across.

She has firm beliefs, but willing to listen to other ideas and ponder them. Understands that everyone is different and excepts that.

Unsure about her future, so just trying to get through life one day at a time.

Loves to smile and laugh and brighten other people’s day.

Wants to be someone children look up to and adore, and someone the elders are proud of.

Want's someday, to find true love, but waiting because she knows that’s what God wants.

Wants people to like her for who she is, and what she believes, and how she thinks, and not by looks alone.

Has dreamt before about being famous, but pretty sure that isn’t going to happen, and is ok with that.

Just wants to be happy with her life, yes realizes her day dreams about the future are a little farfetched, but it’s ok to dream.

Doesn’t try hard enough sometimes, and isn’t perfect. Needs to work on some things, and knows it.

Needs to realize life isn’t all about her, but it isn’t about everyone else either. It’s about God, and what He wants for her life. She needs to trust Him with her life, and knows that’s hard to do.

She tries to be happy every day, but some days just aren’t that great.

She is thankful she is where she is in her life right now, and wouldn’t change a thing about it.

She loves life.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tomorrow...

Tomorrow is Saturday (yes, I know the days of the week).

It happens to be Saturday the 21st (I know numbers, too).

It also happens to be Saturday the 21st of November (I know months as well).

And this means only one thing ...

it's BLACK BELT TESTING!!

Yes, I do karate.

Yes, I'm one of the people testing tomorrow for their black belt.

No, I'm not joking.

Am I nervous? Yes!

Worried? Yes!

Scared? Yes!

Excited? Yes!

I've only been training for this day for the past year ... nothing big

Only been counting the months, weeks, and days.

Only been fretting about it for the last two weeks.

There's one downfall to being a black belt though, and I'll tell you what that is. In sparring, which is fighting for those who don't know karate lingo, if you hit the black belt, it's the black belts fault (they should be good enough to not get hit), and if the black belt hits you, it's the black belts fault (because .. not sure why... but it just is). Which is wonderful!... until you're a black belt ...

So now everything will be my fault! That's the only downfall.

So wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wendy's Has My Heart

Homestyle chicken go wraps from Wendy's are the best. When you're happy, when you're sad, when you're tired - eat a go wrap. They're breaded chicken with lettuce, cheese, and this really yummy ranch dressing, all wrapped up in a tortilla!

Does that not sound delish?!

I think it sounds amazing. It's so simply, but if you put all those little ingredients together they make the best lunch or dinner I've ever eaten! (Ok, so maybe that's taking it a little far ... let's stick with 'really good')

And speaking of go wraps... I get some for dinner! Along with a vanilla frosty, which is like the cherry on top...ok, not cherry, strawberry (I don't like cherries - BLECK). I had two go wraps for dinner yesterday and didn't get a frosty and it just felt wrong. I suppose you don't had to get a vanilla one, if that isn't your type; I'm sure chocolate would do. I personally prefer the vanilla over chocolate, but that's just me.

But enough about food, let's talk about ... how crazy I really am.

I am crazy, I'll admit. I don't know what made me think I'd have the energy to dance for 2-5 hours three days a week, but I thought it at some point because I signed up for all the classes. Not to mention I have karate two other nights a week. Here's my schedule for the week:

Monday - karate 5:30-7:00
Tuesday - karate 12:30-2:30, dance - 3:45-6:00
Wednesday - dance 4:00-5:00 (thirty minute break) 5:30-9:15
Thursday - dance 6:45-9:15

Still don't think I'm crazy?? I think you're crazy.

I'm guessing you know the days of the week, but just in case you don't, it's Wednesday. Wednesday happens to be my longest day, and I think the only way I manage is eating the go wraps and frosty I get every.single.week during my glorious 30 minute break.

I have made a very important scientific discovery this morning. It'll blow your mind, I know it. You'll think "Gosh, that Kate girl, she's a genius!" This is what I figured out. You ready?

3...

2...

1...

BLAST OFF!! I figured out it takes me an hour to wake up (with coffee). I timed myself. I got up this morning around 7:20 and was awake by 8:30. Awake meaning that I can actually think about stuff, and not just go through the motions of every morning, like drinking coffee, which doesn't require much thinking. So don't ask me to do anything that you want done well or that is important until an hour after I wake up.

Even writing in this blog. I got up and thought "Ya, know, I should blog about how amazing homestyle chicken go wraps are," but I didn't really start writing anything worth reading until around 8:30. Writing requires a lot of thinking. Thinking is hard in the morning. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

That's my scientific discovery. I know, you're speechless. In your shock that a girl like me could figure out something like that. No need to thank me =)

So anyway, like every other teenager, I have to do school. Unlike every teenager, I'm homeschooled, so I'm allowed to wait till 9 o'clock to do it. But, It's 9, so I best be going and start learning something.

I'll blog soon!!

Lots of love,
Kate

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sad Begining to a Hopefully Happy Day...

My piggie (aka guinea pig), Beadhead, is no more ='(

I love you Beadhead

Rest In Peace

Friday, November 13, 2009

Random Tidbits

I have decided that coffee is just plain amazing because I sit here sipping my coffee with nothing to write. So it obviously doesn't help you think of things to write, it just makes your mornings better.

So I sit here staring at the screen thinking "What to write?"

I had dance yesterday. 3 hours straight. And earlier this week I had bought a vitamin water to bring so I wouldn't die of thirst.

Guess who forgot to grab the vitamin water on the way out the door? O_o

Yep, you guessed it. Me. So I was dying of thirst for three hours. Oh joy.

There's only one month until my birthday. Yes, one. I still don't know what I want. Mom doesn't agree with my kitten idea. Not sure why. What's one more when you already have 5? Then again, she didn't like the puppy idea either. Maybe there's a theme...

There is this one jacket I want, but it's $100 and it'd be all I got for my birthday. Though I might anyway. Who knows.

So anyway. I hope you all have a good weekend! This isn't my best post, but it'll do for now.

See ya next time =)

-Kate

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coffee

Coffee is good. I don't care what you say; coffee is good.

Now, I know there are people out there who don't like it, and that's ok. We all have our flaws. But my best friend, whom I will name Lulu on this blog, never liked coffee. But I got her hooked, and she now loves it. So people can change too.

But I only wrote that stuff because I happened to be drinking coffee. But if you ever want to brighten my day, random coffees are nice =) (ps I love mochas)

So... I drank all my coffee and now I don't know what to write. Maybe there's a connection? Maybe that's why people get more coffee, so they can keep writing. Maybe there's something about the bitter taste, and the amazing smell, that make your writing senses all happy and ready to think and write. Maybe coffee just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, making you happy, which makes you want to write.

or maybe

coffee is just plain amazing and that's all there is to it.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Kate in Me, Kate, and I

I'm not exactly sure what I should write. Maybe I should explain a little more about myself. So you know where this is all coming from.

I'm Kate. I'm 14 years and 10 months old (plus a few odd days). I love to read and write, but I never seem to have time. I never have time because the time that I would be writing I'm dancing, or doing karate. I'm currently training for my black belt, which I hope to get on the 21st of this month.

I dance three nights a week. It's pretty much what I do as a hobby. Without it I don't know what I'd do besides wonder what to do. And besides, dancing is good for the soul. I'm currently taking ballet, pointe, jazz, and lyrical.

I also love photography, and I wish it was warmer outside so I could take some photos (I'm not a big fan of the cold). Right now, in Michigan where I live, everything is just turning brown. I'm sure a true photographer would be able to find beauty in the color brown, but I just don't have time to go searching. I missed my chance to take photos of the fall colors, but the photogenic snow will soon be here.

Like I said, I'm 14, making me a freshman. I am homeschooled, which just means I do all my school at home. And yes, I have friends, thank you very much.

I like to think I'm smart, but I think I'm just average. That's ok. I don't mind being normal.

I live in a normal farm house, with my normal family consisting of a mom, a dad, a brother, a sister, and another brother. Well, they're mostly normal anyway. For the sake of this post, they're normal. Let's leave it at that.

My best friend since I was 10 is Lauren. She's amazing. We have our moments though, but we're tough, and we make it through them. Lauren, you rock!

My boyfriend is Caleb. He's the coolest guy I know. Today makes it three weeks (not very long, I know. but you gotta start somewhere, right?).

And ya. That's me. The normal 14 year old girl. I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I love writing in it. Hopefully I'll write more.

But until next time,

Kate

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Painful Tale That Ends Happily

I do karate, yes? Yes.

And in karate you do sparring (fighting), yes? Of course (sadly).

And so yesterday I had class. And we were sparring.

And when you spar, if you're me anyway, you try to kick the person's head (isn't that hard). But for some reason the person you're trying to kick doesn't like that idea very much, so therefore uses their hand to block your foot moving quickly towards their head, then hitting your foot with their hand.

THIS can cause a lot of pain - I would know.

A lot of pain, and bruising, and swelling, and fear of it being broken is some manner.

This happened to me yesterday, around 1pm in class.

and after class it started to hurt a lot, and started to swell, which isn't normal.

So today I got it checked.

Not broken/fractured/chipped.

Just a bone was going down, not up. But the chiropractor dude fixed that for me and now all I have is a big bruise on my foot and a big bump that shouldn't be there.

But otherwise I'm perfectly normal =)

And I'm sorry for not posting. There wasn't anything to really post about until yesterday.

Also, I finished reading the book Rebecca and it's HORRIBLE!!! A HORRIBLE book, I tell you.

I'm scarred for life for reading such a nasty thing. bleck.

And they call that an ending?? What the heck!?

It doesn't end, it just ... stops! And now I have sooooo many unanswered questions buzzing aroudn in my brain. It's annoying.

ANNNNDDDDDDDD you don't even mind out the main characters first name! EVER!! How horrible (and annoying) is that?

Though, it was very well written, I do have to say. But the story?

Bleck.

Some love story.

Don't read it.

And if you do you're better off stopping before it ends. It's better that way.

I don't know how this is a painful story that ends happily, considering I just talked about a horrible book that you should NEVER read ... ever.

Tell me, have you ever read Rebecca? And if so what did you think of it?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Dun dun dun ...

As you can see, there have been a lot changes happening with this blog. This is because it used to be a photography blog. Well, sorry to say that that got a little boring after a while, and I wanted to be able to write too. So then I changed it to both. Then I figured "Why not make two? One for me, one for photos?"

So, I did.

go -->
HERE<-- to visit.

That blog is solely for the purpose of my photos, as I plan to be a photography when I'm older. AND I didn't want to let all my blogger friends down by NOT posting photos like I had said I would.

But I got that all fixed

So anyway. Check it out if you want to =)

-Kate

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Just Can't Find It

I can't find it! My writing style, I mean.

It's quiet irksome, actually.

Because I don't want to be a copy cat, but I don't know what 'me' is. I feel that all my writing is just 'blah' compared to what other people are writing. I don't want to be 'blah.' No one likes blah, not even me.

So I don't know what to do. Humph.

It's so confusing, trying to find your writing style. Maybe I shouldn't have to think about it? Maybe I should just write like I talk (with good grammar and no 'likes') and then it'll be more 'me.'

I don't know what to write. So I guess I'll write what I feel like writing when I feel like writing it. Hope that's ok.

-Kate

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hugs and kisses and bed time stories

Don't you just love little kids? I mean, how can you not?

They say the silliest things at the silliest times, and they don't even realize how silly they are.

Plus they like hugs. What could be better?

Hugs and kisses and bed time stories.

I love little kids. They make me smile. =) Like that. Or sometimes like =D that. And sometimes they make me go crazy like =Z that.

But
most the time they make me smile with their silly words.

Someday I'll have my own kids. And they'll be
cute and sweet and charming. Hopefully...

Mother always tell us (Clay, Beth and I) that she hopes we all have three kids like William (who, I can tell you, gets quiet annoying and loud and only sometimes sweet). (But when he is sweet you can't help but smile and wish you could give him a kitten.)

She (Mother) also says that our kids will go to her house (which would be Gramma's house...that sounds funny) and then feed them candy and send them home. Thanks Mom.

But, I still love kids. With their sweet little smiles and ingenious ideas and silly drawings and big imaginations. What's not to love?

The tantrums, and whining, and crying, and complaining, and the not listening. But really... it all evens itself out.

They're just so cute!!

(yes, this is William. yes, I took those photos)

(And as I type this little William is trying to get the cat, Penny, to stay on the blankie [to use his exact words] that he put in the middle of the living room floor for her bed...she isn't liking it...)


Monday, October 19, 2009

Just a little bit about me ...

I dream of mochas
I carry a euchre deck around in my purse
The earth says hello
You are my friend =)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just One

A poem I found on another blog. Just wanted to share =)

ONE song can spark a moment,
ONE flower can wake the dream.
ONE tree can start a forest,
ONE bird can herald the spring.

ONE smile begins a friendship,
ONE handclasp lifts a soul.
ONE star can guide a ship at sea,
ONE word can frame the goal.

ONE vote can change a nation,
ONE sunbeam lights a room.
ONE candle wipes out darkness,
ONE laugh will conquer gloom.

ONE step must start each journey,
ONE word must start each prayer.
ONE hope will raise our spirits,
ONE touch can show you care.

ONE voice can speak with wisdom,
ONE heart can know what's true.
ONE life can make the difference,
You see, it's up to YOU!

Author - Unknown

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Why?

Have you ever wished what we read in books could be real?

I'm talking about fiction. Epic adventures, super powers, heros, all that jazz. Have you ever wished it was real? Ever gaze off into the distance and wish YOU were the main character of some epic real life adventure?

I have.

Wouldn't it be amazing though? If all the amazing things we write were real? Obviously normal life isn't exciting enough to make a good story, so we add things to it, change it, and mix it up a little. Why can't normal life be that way too?

*sigh*

I guess it's because if it were like that, what would we write about? 'Normal' life? That might get kind of boring.

So, maybe, we should leave fiction to the books? Sound good?

I think so. *wink wink*

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Is this working?

I don't know if my new blog idea is working; what do you think?

I want to write something meaningful, something you'll all love; something to get you thinking. I just don't know what to write though, that you'll all love.

I don't even know if I'm capable of writing such a thing. I read them all the time - heart warming stories; ones that make you cry.

And I try to write like that, but I just can't seem to get the words right - this frustrates me.

Maybe it's because I don't know what to write about.

I want to be one of those bloggers that write things people want to read. Maybe pictures aren't enough?

I'm not sure ...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ugh

I'm not very good at still blogging thing am I? I'm really sorry. I have no pictures (the weather as been horrible!) and I'm two weeks late! My life as been soooooo busy lately (and the weather crappy) that I can't find time to get photos in!

So I'm really sorry for letting you all down and being that blog that doesn't post when they say they will. =(

Corina commented saying that I should take an up close picture of a bug...any bug. Well...it's too cold here in MI for there to BE any bugs, so that one's out.

The Dancing Pen commented saying I should take a picture of my whole family - including me. Well, I highly doubt I (or any one else in my family for that matter) has time to get a nice picture.

Sorry I have failed you all misserably.

=( Please don't hate me.

-Kate

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Times Up!

Well, your time for commenting on what you wanted me to take a photo of was up a few days ago ... so I'm a little behind. And I only got two comments =( Come on, I know there are more than two people visited my blog!

Anyway, I got "A up-close photo of a bug - and bug" and "A picture of your whole family, including you."

and I decided that I have till next Saturday to finish it. Thanks everyone!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's YOUR turn

Alright, so you've seen what I can do (or some of it) so now it's YOUR turn!

This is the time were you say "I want Kate to take a photo of ..." and I'll try my best to meet the expectation.

In order for me to know what you want me to take a photo of, you must leave a comment. Make sense? Good!

Now, get thinking!

Wait... I should probably give you a deadline...you have till Sunday (since I'm busy this weekend).

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

-Kate

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I can now post on "Kreative Photography" from my dad`s phone! I probably won`t do it often though. I promise to have pictures soon. Hope you are all having a great day! -Kate

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Quick Hello

Hello! =)

I just wanted to say welcome to all my new visitors! I'm so happy you came and visited my blog, and that I hope you are enjoying it. I just wanted to thank you all =) Please visit often [and leave comments ;) ].

-Kate

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just another post

So, I went out with the cameras today. Yes, cameras. These were taken with the Pentax:

Before (Clay said it looked like an ant took this one)

After

Before

After

Before

After

These were taken on the Cannon (point and shoot camera):

Before. This is actually a bad photo...

After...until you edit it =)

Before

After. This one didn't turn out like I wanted.

I want to thank everyone for visiting. I love comments, so feel free! Any questions, I'll answer.

Thanks for visiting! Come again soon!

-Kate

Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Quick Photo

Not a lot of time to post. (sadly no birthday photos). I took this at the park today.

And this is the edit.

Please comment =)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Birthday Party

Birthday party tomorrow. Pictures coming. I promise

Thursday, September 3, 2009

So...

I've been busy, so I haven't been able to take any photos. Sorry =(

But, I wasn't going to let you all down and not post something today. Because when I follow a blog and they say they'll post, and they don't, I'm sad. So, I'm not going to be that blog. =)

So, I dance. And that's what I've been busy with the past two days. It's try outs to get into group 1, 2 or 3. 1 is best, 2 is ok... and 3 is all the younger kids.

I have no idea what.so.ever if I got into 1. I know I could be in 1, I know I'm good enough, I know I could to the choreography, but I don't know if I proved that yesterday. Let's just hope so ...

I do have to admit I'll be sad if I get 2. Probably more upset at myself more than anything. And if I get 1 I'll jump for joy guaranteed. It's just so unsure right now ... I don't know what to feel.

Because I don't want to get my hopes up in thinking I got 1, but I don't want to lose hope and just say I got 2. So, I'm HOPING for 1, but right now it's 50/50. So, those are my mixed feelings of the day.

And the worst part is I have to wait till 3:30 PM TODAY to find out! So of course I was thinking about it a lot last night (still couldn't come up with a 'what I think will happen' answer). Normally I can guess "Oh ya, I nailed that" or "No, I didn't do so hot there" but this... I just really don't know at all!! And I wish I did, it'd make things easier.

All I know is that I danced my heart out yesterday and tried my best. And that's really all I can do. Let's just hope for the best...

Wish Me Luck!!

-Kate

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Busy busy busy ...

So I must apologize for today. No photos =(

I wasn't home all day to take any, I was dancing. So I'll post one from my photo shoot with my little brother.

So all I did for this one is add words. I think he's cute =)

That's all. I promise more photos =)

oh, WELCOME new visitors! It's so wonderful to have you visit my blog! Please comment and tell me what you think =)

-Kate

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bon Fire

Last night we had a bon fire, and I, of course, took photos. Here are just a few of the 124 I took ...

Here is the green flame. Not a good photo, but I've never seen a green flame (we were burning paper with ink on it)

Photographing fire is really hard because it never stays still, so you never know what it's going to look like in the end. I think fire looks extremely cool though, which is why I took somany photos of it ...

Anyway, tell me what you think!

I'm going to a dance workshop all day because I have auditions tomorrow to see what placing I get in for company (1, 2, or 3). 1 is the best, so of course I want that one. Let's hope I do well... Wish me luck!!

-Kate

Monday, August 31, 2009

A Short Post

So I don't have a very long time to post (I have a limited amount of time on the computer) but I wanted to show you a quick snap shot from yesterday. This is taken with the Pentax. No edits or nothing. It's my favorite of the bunch (which I'll post later).

Oh, times up for me. Tell me what you think!

-Kate

ps I changed the name of my blog. It's now 'Kreative Photography'. You like?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy 18th Anniversary Mom and Dad

Today is my Mom and Dad's 18th wedding anniversary, so a congrats goes out to them. Not to mention I think they are amazing, and really deserve to go out on a date tonight. Have fun =)

Report on the gerbil mishap: Beth is going to get two more baby gerbils to be Lewis' friends. She thinks sometime in September, around the 26th. She is still upset from yesterday, and Lewis seems a little sad. He doesn't know where is friend went, but he's otherwise doing perfectly fine and will soon have two new little brothers =) The breeder told us that the offspring of the mother of Lewis and Clark tend to be really good jumpers. So let's hope Lewis has some smarts...

Anyway, back to my photo posting. As you have noticed this blog will also have little tidbits of news and such, but I will still post one photo per day, so don't worry.

Here is my photo of the day. (taken today.)

And here is my edit of it.

I took this other photo, too. I didn't think there was anything worth sharing about it. But then I edited it...

and I really liked the way it turned out!

That's all for today! I'll be back tomorrow with more photos.

Bye!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rest in peace Clark

Today turned out to be a sad day indeed. Clark died. My cat killed him.

Rest in peace Clark, we'll miss you. We love you.

For those who don't know Clark was one of Beth's gerbils.

-Kate

My New First Post

So I realize that I haven't been posting much, and for this I am sorry. I'm a blogger, so I should blog, so that you readers can read.

But I have figured out a way to fix my problem and improve my photography skills. My plan is to post a picture ever day (or every other day if need be). I really enjoy photography, so what better way to improve then to take photo everyday and show them to the world?

Now I know there are probably other blogs like this, but I never said I was doing this to be different. I'm doing this for me. For fun.

I do like to edit my photos, so if I edit it I'll put before and after shots of it on here too.

So, for my first post I''ll post a picture I took last Sunday and edited yesterday... okay, make that two photos.

This was taken last Sunday when Lauren and I were bored. For those of you who don't know, Lauren is my best friend. I put the camera on self timer (for 10 seconds) and placed it on the top of her mom's car. We did this with a lot if photos, but this is by far my favorite of the bunch.

And this is the edited one. I did make one with words, but everyone seemed to liked this one better, so here it is. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Here's the second before photo. Not the best photo in the world, but once you edit it it turns out to be pretty cool.

Here's the after shot. I even made a "logo" for Lauren and I (note heart at bottom right). And if you didn't notice there are pick up trucks in the back ground of each photo ... hmm ... Anyway, those are my photos for today.

I use picnik.com to edit my photos and lets just say that I really, really, really, like it. You can go HERE to start editing your own photos.

Enjoy!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Weekend With Gracie...

So a year ago my mom's best friend and her family (husband and two daughters) had to move to Singapore. We hadn't seen them since.

Well...

They're here!!!

They came to the USA to visit friends from Ohio and us :) and to get food that they can't get in Singapore and other items that aren't in Singapore.

They came Saturday :) and they're leaving Tuesday :(

Any-who I took a LOT of photos during the weekend so here they are:

They brought us gifts. Everyone got their own little gift. Except me ... mine got left that their house in Ohio. Oh well, I'll get it some time. Anyway, the dragon fly looking things are balance toys. They balance on your finger (or your lip if you are talented like Gracie) by standing on their nose . I did get one of these :) Mines the yellow one. Beth got a green one, Clay got a blue one, and William got a red one.

We also got these things called "Water Babies" and they come in a little glass jar (and when I say little I mean LITTLE!!) and they are VERY small little colored balls. What you do is you place them in the water and they grow! To about the size of a small marble. They're quiet interesting!They are squishy, and jelly like, and just plain weird! Yet cool at the same time! William seams to enjoy them :)





Gracie and Emma both LOVE all the animals in the house, especially the guinea pigs. Gracie talked to her dad on the phone and said "This name is kinda silly, but cute...So it's silly, but still cute ... They have a guinea pig named Bed Head..." and after she handed the phone to her mom Gail said "She was talking about one of their guinea pigs, it has hair that sticks up all over the place; it's suppose to; so they call it Bed Head..." Anyway, I'm getting off track. Gracie wants to get the guinea pigs out all.the.time and I keep having to tell he that they are too hot and tired. She doesn't want to listen though. So when she can't get a guinea pig out she likes to play with the gerbils. Which (despite Gracie's wishes) also get hot and tired. Sooooo when we aren't playing with guinea pigs or gerbils we're playing with ...... that's right - chickens. Don't ask what is soooooo cool about chickens, but she really likes them. She loves feeding them too, which I have to admit is fun. When we were out feeding chickens for about the third time she tried to feed them dandelions (that have gone to seed) which, I have to say, they didn't enjoy. they just kind of looked at her as if to say "What? That's all you got??" It was funny. So when she was trying to feed the chickens the dandelions I said "They don't like that (she takes it away from them) Why don't you make a wish??" So she did ...








and I thought it was too cute to pass up. I forget what she wished for, but she said it out loud. It was cute either way :) speaking of too cute to pass up, here is my edited version of the same photo:
so here is a before and after right nest to each other:
I honestly think it turned out really cute. What do you think?

Anyway, there's probably a lot more that I could say, but I just don't have time! (It's been a week since this actually happened so if I ever want to get it posted I better do it now)

Overall we had a GREAT time with the Dixons :) <3 YOU ALL!!

~*~Kate~*~