Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hey everyone! Merry Christmas! I hope you had a great day because I sure did. (Sorry that I didn't post this earlier. I scheduled it to but it didn't really work...) You've heard of a "White Christmas" right? Well this year, there was no "White Christmas" for me which is rare considering that I normally have snow at this time of year.

I bet you are wondering about what I got this year. Well, for starters, I got tons of things from my friends, which most are candy. (Marissa, I'm loving those fuzzy socks!!! xD) Then we have tons of treats from our wonderful neighbors. Hopefully I don't eat too many! Then it was time for the real fun to begin. I got a mini pillow that was hand-made from Hannah which I love. ♥ Then I got 2 things that don't really fit for my style and a jacket from one of my aunt and uncle that's too small. I guess this year wasn't really my style. Oh well.

To keep the holiday season alive, here's a cute video of what Christmas is really about. Enjoy!
Happy Holidays! Until then...
Merry Christmas to all! or Holidays! I hope you all had Amazing Gifts! I got a Mac and Harry Potter stuff, So I had a good Holiday Season! And my friend back in England (Im from England) Birthday is Tomorrow! So im gonna call her! and my other friend Ronnie Westly B-day is Today! So Ronnie and Clarice have a Happy Birthday!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Book Review #6: Flipped

I just recently finished the book, Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. I really loved it even though I already knew most of the story. It's a story about love, forgiveness, and friendship. Who knew what a tree, chicken eggs, a yard, and baskets could do to Juli Baker and Bryce Lowski?

This is a perfect book for teens or matured kids that like conflict and real-life situations. It's a "He said, She said," type of book so that means that the narrator is different for each chapter. I really liked that style because it give a point of view for both Juli and Bryce.

Juli Baker... a girl that has lived in the neighborhood since she was born. When she first saw Bryce, she just Flipped. "It was something about those eyes," those blue eyes. Someday, she'd hope for that first kiss with Bryce Lowski.

Bryce... a boy that moved in and a girl already started liking him. Juli would not leave him alone! After years of avoiding her, it was time to take action. Then, they both flip... what could've caused Juli Baker to stop the chase and for Bryce to start it? Read the book to find out!

In 2010, a movie was made that was based off of this novel. So, I found out about the movie before the book but suprisingly, it was really similar which I liked since many novel based movies get the story incorrect. (Percy Jackson would be an example...) I really enjoyed the movie as much as the book! For more information about the movie, visit this link.

Happy Reading! I hope you "Flipped" for this book and movie just like I did!

Liany's B-day Party

Yesterday, a good friend of mine, Liany B., had a 14th birthday party! She is an amazing person with awesome fashion taste. ;-)

The birthday party was a blast. It was an "all girls" party and to start it off, there was an introduction because some of people were from Liany's old school, ward (church), or from my school. All the intros were interesting in a different way and we all got along. Then we played Family Feud/Jeopardy and the theme was HARRY POTTER. Once I heard that, I knew that I was going to fail, because I never even seen any of the movies or touched one of the books. (HP Fan, I know I'm killing you right now...) Luckily, my friend, Emmalee, is a Harry Potter fan (not the one we have here) so I was safe half the time. We were arguing what her "Professor" name should've been...

We never really finished the game due to interruptions but it was fun while it lasted! Then it was time to eat. There were about 23 girls invited and since their kitchen was kinda small, it was hard for everyone to find a place to eat. After that, it was time to open presents! Her dad was "trying" not to be annoying about taking pictures but when you see your child with so many friends, it's hard to resist. We spent about one to one and half hour opening presents and taking pictures. It was fun to see all the excitement though.

A couple of my schoolmates and I went up to Liany's room to check it out and I LOVED it. The color was a light seagreen blue and it had matching furniture. Then, she had 3 Harry Potter posters hanging on her wall. Then it was time to eat cupcakes (red velvet, my favorite!). I said that she had to make a wish but her wis already came true. She wanted her friends to celebrate her friends to celebrate her birthday with her. Time went by so fast that it was time for the party to end. :-( I met lots of people and had lots of fun though!

Happy 14th Birthday Liany! Luv you! ♥

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Parent's Anniversary

Yesterday was our parent's 14th anniversary! I felt kinda bad that I didn't have a gift ready but I guess it's because they hardly talk about it. Well, 14 successful years. It' amazing. :)

Well, just wanted to share that! Happy Anniversary mom and dad!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Introducing HP Fan!

Hey! I'm Petpets new Author i'll go by the Name HP fan (Which Stands for 'Harry Potter' I'm a TOTAL fanatic!) If would like to ask me a question plz do it in Comments! i'll get back to you ASAP! Hope y'all will like me!

~HP fan! :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Worst Winter Concert of the Year!

It's that time of year again. The time for present, joy, and Christmas music. Well, I had 3 different winter concerts this year and they are all right next to each other! Monday, the 12th, was the middle school one which I was playing for most of it. Tuesday was K-3rd grade and Wednesday was 4-6th. Talk about crazy. Well, the one that I'm going to talk about is Monday, the middle school one.

This year, all of our music schedules have been CRAZY. Our first concert of the year got moved so that meant more time for "Phantom" but not enough time for Christmas. We didn't have enough time to practice so, all of our playing sucked. For this concert, we tried a new arrangement so that everyone could hear their child. The goal was met but... there were some problems.
It took forever just to set up everything and everyone had to stay after school just to help set up and we still didn't finish in time. So 2 hours of setting up and we still weren't done. I guess it was because some people weren't productive. We have different lanes for where the audience can walk to get their seats. Everyone worked hard on them and... they weren't even used. :( That was disaster #1.

Disaster #2... the music. Everyone was unprepared, including yours truly. We just didn't have enough time to practice all the songs. Plus, with all the setting up, we didn't have time to run through the whole concert like planned. Our songs were good but it was just how we played. For our big finale, everyone was off and lost. What a disaster!

After our concert, we are supposed to stay and help clean up. The problem was, not many people stayed to help and I was one of the not helpers. The next day, my teacher got super mad for us not staying to help clean up. I guess that was because all of us were at the school for almost 12 hours straight and wanted to get out but it still wasn't fair. Our consequence for that was cleaning for a whole class. It was dirty work but it was kinda fun... It wasn't worth seeing my teacher swearing a couple of words and giving us a lecture though.

My music teacher had a Christmas miracle that day. She was driving to school. It was a pretty nasty day. I'm not sure what happened but she almost got ran over by a semi-truck and then while she was driving, her tire completely got shredded into pieces. Normally, you'd lose control of the car but she pulled to the side in time. One of choir's song, Angels Among Us, was talking about how angels are protecting us. That morning's incident was either pure luck or an angel was helping her. What do you think?

So, I spent 12 hours at school for a concert and normal stuff. It was just a really stressful thing. Then, after that, I still had a load of homework to do. I hope you had a better winter concert than I did! If you had something horrible, post it on your blog and leave a comment about it! I'd love to hear some stories!

Music 4ever!

Friday, December 2, 2011

1, 2, Cha-cha-cha!

Hey everyone. I am so sorry for not posting in my room. I'm a busy person.

Anyways, Happy December! It's that wonderful time of year again. I know this is kinda religious but I celebrate Christmas even if I'm not Christan. That's because I just like the holiday and it's hard to resist not talking about it when everyone is. We've got all of our Christmas decorations up now and I love it! :)

For those of you that don't know, I'm not a dancer. I have the flexibility and ability become one but I just choose not to. My last class of the day, Physical Education, is very big. We have about 28+ students in our class and it's really hard to keep everyone under control. According to my gym (P.E.) teacher, many of us "dance" during class instead of playing the game so, we are doing a dance unit. Yesterday was my second class doing dance and of course, we had to do cha-cha.

One of my friends had to teach the whole class how to do it. We all got paired up and I tell you, most of us were not excited with our partners! (If was just a bit taller, I might have been with someone I liked...) I got paired up with a guy who did ballroom before and I would never have thought that he was a dancer. The dance is actually pretty basic and kinda fun. This was my first time learning and not to brag but my partner and I did the best out of everyone. :P Maybe I'm not a dancer but I'm definitely a natural learner!

You should totally try the Cha-cha someday. It's really fun and it's a workout. Don't worry if you can't dance because you will after some practice! Well, see you around the room!

♥ Petpet

P.S. Speaking of P.E., I have tons of friends and one of my best friends made up a thing. Her favorite word of the day was "Really." "Really?.... Really?.... Omigosh! Really?!" That was our thing for the beginning of class. Next time, try that with one of your friends when they make a comment!
Singing Hatsune Miku