Sunday, January 26, 2014

Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'

      So... this week my parents decided to ditch us to go to Hawaii!!! They totally deserve it though, having to put up with us all the time.  They've been gone one day and its already a free for all! 
 The boys have eaten sugar at every meal: 2 giant candy bars each, a pan of brownies and a dozen cookies all in 24 hours (no worries mom I am making real food too :)

Momma last year in Hawaii
     I LOVE my parents SO much! They will surely be missed this week as I take the role of mini mom and am forced to do my vocal exercises without my Papa. BE SAFE! (did you know there has been 11 shark attacks off the coast of Maui in 2013, hence the reason I hate sea creatures!)

     I LOVE my parents most of all because they LOVE each other SO much, even though sometimes it doesn't seem like it:) Dad wrote this poem and taped it on his mirror as a daily reminder.  We should ALL strive to live like this!

Sent to me TODAY:)

Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'

That is absolutely right

I hope my life is pleasing to my Father

I hope to be the husband my wife always wanted

I hope when I cross over the other side it's as beautiful as I've seen in my dreams

I hope

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Music that INSPIRES!

       I never realized that all of those years of dance made me absolutely fall in LOVE with music!!!
I used to tell people, " I dance because I cant sing."  Well, now I realize that was all a justification method because deep down I wanted to be good at singing:)

       So... I figured I'm just going to get older so I might as well learn how to sing now and if I fail, whatever, no harm done, I tried!
       Singing is a weird thing though, when you think about it.  Your forcing air and sound out of your mouth while telling a story to a beat. Yet some people sound so ANGELIC!

 Excluding myself of course. But guess what? There's HOPE for you and I because my dad told me that your voice isn't finished developing until your about 35 years old. Great news huh?

I apologize in advanced that I am technologically challenged and cant figure out how to upload a video. PLEASE visit the links:) You wont be disappointed!

1. An eleven year old cancer patient Breanna Bercegeay at St. Judes Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Breanna was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia -- an aggressive cancer of the blood and bone marrow -- in June. Through this all she can still find joy:)

Breanna singing Price Tag

I am actually interested in hospital teaching as a career. Check out my web page on it.
Hospital Web Page ( Its actually harder than it looks! Making a web page not teaching, although that's probably hard too )


2. My new favorite artist Charlie Puth. 
Charlie Puth singing Stay

 In highschool he was afraid to sing in front of people so set up a youtube account and started gaining confidence. 

He does what he loves and loves what he does! We can all follow his example and do what makes us happy!

Plus he's pretty attractive:)

Oh and one more thing. Oprah Winfrey did a show on this six year old boy who was tortured.  Its sad but very inspiring to see how well he was able to cope with this awful experience.

Or you could just read the Book of Mormon;) That's inspiring!  But really!
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

All About Ollie

My dog is an interesting one.

Thats why he fits perfectly into our family! He can jump super high, sit, roll, high five, give kisses

snuggle, do wheelbarrow

dance, and even do a backflip. (with Christian's assistance of course)

If we ever became homeless, we could just join the circus and Oliver could be the main event.

He has been given many nicknames such as: Ollie,

turd munch, soy, wallie

hoy soy, woliver,

and oliver baliver butt (dont ask, we're all interesting:)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

All of a sudden...

        First semester of my senior year is almost over!!! Can you believe it! T-5 months... Yikes!

Yesturday in Sociology we got an assignment to finish the statement>>>
                                      All of a sudden, I found myself thinking about sociology when I...
                                                      So HERE IT GOES:)

          For our annual Christmas card my Dad likes to be "unique."  Instead of writing out a long essay of our family accomplishments of the year, he makes a spread sheet of random questions for us to answer so our fellow neighbors and friends can learn strange facts about us:)

          This year one of the questions we had to answer was," What is a talent you wihs you had?" My siblings and I wrote things like singing, cooking, dancing, ect, while my 13 year old brother Christian wrote, "Black Man Hops." 

          Having no idea what this meant, I asked him.  In a very dumbfounded way, as if it were common sense he replied," Paige, I want to be able to jump like a black man. Then I'd be REALLY good at basketball!"

          After hearing this explanation my brother Preston confronted Christian telling him he was being racist.  Now this is when my sociology experience kicked in.
  I was able to explain to them that racism is actually thinking that your race is superior, when Christian was not degrading black people.

          Instead he was stereotyping, generalizing that all black people can jump really high.  I hope they learned something that day, but I'm a little doubtful:) LOVE YOU CHRISTIAN!