Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Sad Story

Yesterday marks the end of two lives. Mocha and Fibbi. I went to water them to find that they had already passed. They were old, and not doing well. They're happy now. Here's some pictures from their prime.

Fibbi on the wheel

Mocha on the wheel. I entered this photo at the fair last year.

Fibbi next to his wheel

Mocha trying to climb on the wheel

Mocha being cute

You guys will be missed.

Monday, August 30, 2010

I Heart Photos

So as you all know I aspire to be a photographer.

Well, I'm one step closer.

I have a website!

Ok, maybe it's just another blog, but it's a really cool blog.

Here's the link: http://katetroxellphotography.blogspot.com/

Check it out and tell me what you think.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer Twenty Ten

My summer has finally started. Crazy, isn't it? I get  3 whole weeks of summer. And by golly, I'm going to make them the best 3 weeks I've ever had... Ok, maybe not that dramatic, but you get the idea. So far, my summer is going great! Yesterday I got to hang out with Caleb. (I'm sure you're probably sick of me talking about Caleb, but he's the only person I see on a somewhat regular basis. Sorry. I'll make more friends in school, don't worry.) We had an Avatar Marathon (the cartoon, not the 3D movie), and ate some ice cream. It was nice. Then today I got to sleep in till 10:42, and it felt great! Yesterday I even figured out how to make a photo slide show which you can see at the top right hand of my blog (under the title). Ok, maybe I just used picnik.com, but still, I was proud of myself.

I'm planning a picnic with Sam, my best friend in kindergarten. When we hit high-school our friendship kind of faded away. Now we've been talking again, and decided our friendship shouldn't end. It's nice to catch up. I'm also doing a photo shoot with her, and I'm really excited. We're going to a little park in town, and she bringing some old homecoming/prom dresses. I'm pumped.

Guess what else?

I've learned how to make ice coffees at home! Here, I'll teach you too. Make some coffee. While that's brewing (I sure hope that's the right word) fill a tall glass with ice. Add some milk, but not too much. Poor some coffee in a mug (like you're going to drink it [black]) and add two spoon fulls of sugar, or to taste. Stir. Now, poor sweetened coffee into your tall glass (without making a mess). Stir. Taste test. Fix to taste (Too coffee-y, add more sugar. Too milk-y, drink some and add more coffee.) And tada! The prefect summer treat. It might take a few tries to get it to taste right, and you'll want to keep stirring it so the sugar doesn't all go to the bottom. But you'll get it eventually.

So all in all, my summer is going wonderfully. I have a great family, great friends, great life. And coffee.

Tell me, could it get any better?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Did It

I am officially done with algebra. Hallelujah. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Love Story

Once upon a time there was a turtle name Mr. Turtle

He was very lonely and sad. Then one day he met Miss Moose.

They quickly became friends. Mr. Turtle asked Miss Moose on a date.

He gave her a flower, asking if she'd be his girlfriend. She very happily said yes. They went on many more dates.

Pretty soon they fell in love.

The wedding is August 31st. And yes, they're will be a photographer at the wedding. And yes, pictures will be posted.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be a different person. To have a different family. Grow up someplace else. Have different ideas. Different stories. Different friends.

Sometimes I wonder what people really think of me, and I wonder if I was someone else, would I be Kate Troxell’s friend. I’m mean, I here good stuff about me, and the bad stuff I normally hear are complete lies. But ... what do people really think? 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Quote From the Boyfriend

Live like you mean it, love until you feel it. That's all we need in our lifes. -Caleb

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fair Week # 8

Fair week number 8 has come to a close.

Overall, I had a very successful week, if I do say so myself. Here's a list of everything I received:

Grand Champion Photography
Grand Champion Photo Art
Grand Champion Sr. Rabbit Showman
Grand Champion Outstanding 4-Her
Honors Teen Leader (already won so couldn't win again)
Honors Cake Decorating

Really, the only thing I took that didn't get a award was my fair book cover and my rabbit itself (who only lost due to too long of a coat, but I'm no complaining - it freed up my Monday).

I never really knew how stressful fair really was until this year. And this year .. was very stressful. I could tell so many stories, but I won't. I'm pretty sure it'd be called gossip, and the internet doesn't exactly keep secrets.

But fair week was great anyway. I got to spend time with my favorite people (family, the bestie, the boyfriend, the friends, etc),  and it was nice.

I am kind of glad it's over though - my real summer has finally started! I have nothing planned for 4 weeks, and it feels nice to just be able to sit around and color pictures and play the Wii (like I did all yesterday. And somehow I still manage to get marker all over myself.).

Then today I woke up to a nice fall breeze and everything smells crisp, and oddly sweet. I love it. I found my favorite pair of jeans (complete with holes on the knees from seam to seam), my hair is really soft (a nice change), and it's cold enough to wear my sweatshirt and drink coffee.Not to mention I  get to see Caleb today, and seeing him always makes me happy.

It may be summer, but I still have chores to do, so I  better get going.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

So I wasn't going to post...

But I changed my mind. I feel the need to write something, and if I'm going to write something I'm going to do it here. Just ... what?

Ever have one of those days where you just don't want to smile, yet you have no reason not to? Yep, today was one of those days. :/

But thankfully there's someone who can always make me smile, no matter what. And even if he can't make me smile, he at least cares, and he still tries. Thanks, Caleb. :)

I worked on a lot today. Fair is this Saturday. Can you believe it? It seems like time just flies by. It's unreal.

I'm not really sure where I'm going with all of this. Fair is going to be exciting. I was crowned 1st Runner Up Queen, so my week just got crazier. My picture in the paper too. Front page.  The Queen wasn't there. Normally the Queen's crowning picture is front page, but since she wasn't there - no picture. So I guess they went with the next best thing :)

Anyway, I think I'm signed out for the night. My head hurts and I need sleep. I have to bake a cake tomorrow. More on that later.

Until next time,

Monday, August 2, 2010

You've Been Put on Hold

I'm sorry :( But the next two weeks are way too busy for me to worry about posting and all that. So I'm not going to blog for two weeks. BUT after I'm back I promise to blog more (my summer will be so empty!) so don't go away forever!

Until next time,