Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Social Networking

Almost everyone I know has Facebook. I too, am a victim of the addicting social network! I also, have Myspace, Bebo, and MSN Messenger. Although I never use these three accounts, I am HOOKED on Facebook. Every day when I am going to sign into my school, I somehow end up on Facebook first. I always check my notifications, go to my boyfriend's page, then go to my sister-in-law's page. She always has something interesting on her page. I still can't figure out what always drags me back to Facebook. Even before I started my blog I was on Faebook. I look at Facebook like a train wreck. There is always some kind of drama going on.

I like to use Facebook as a way to stay connected to my family and friends that I don't get to see very often.  have a lot of family in California so it is nice to be able to keep up with their lives while I am in Minnesota!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome to Minnesota!

In September 2006, I met my brother, Paul, for the first time! Before he got back in contact with my dad's side of the family, he only knew that he had one sister. Once he talked to our dad for the first time in 15 years, he found out that he had two other sisters!
Paul is a Marine. In March 2009, Paul showed up at my school and surprised me! I didn't know he was coming to Minnesota! His wife's name is Tiffanie and they have two kids together.

                On their second vacation to Minnesota in 2009, we all took family pictures.
Back row: Kyler, Dad(Paul Sr.), Tiffanie, Paul Jr., Mom(Cristal), Alannah
Front Row: Shelby, Me, Taylor
Their vacation went by way too fast, and they had to go back to California. :(

Paul left for Afghanistan in July 2010, and returned in August 201! Paul and his family are now in Minnesota for their third vacation. I can't believe how much the kids have grown since I saw them last summer!

Paul and his family got to Minnesota on September 19th. I have been having a great time spending time with my niece and nephew, crocheting and sewing with Tiffanie, and spending time with Paul!

Paul and I in 2010, on the way to the airport.

My boyfriend, Daniel, and Alannah at Paul's house in Temecula, CA, on our 2010 vacation!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cristal Adkins

When I saw what Nikka posted for our blog assignment this week, I thought of my mom.

My mom's name is Cristal. She's short(like me) and has long, brown hair. Every morning while she's getting ready for work, she has a specific routine. She wakes up at 5:15 A.M., goes into the kitchen to make a pot of coffee, then goes back to her room. In her room, she sits on the end of her bed while she puts on her makeup(which takes forever). After her makeup is all finished, she moves to the bathroom to do her hair. She has a very unique hairstyle that ALWAYS looks the same. She has the 80s style bangs that I call "the poof." After she's is done getting herself ready, she comes back to the kitchen, pours a cup of coffee, packs her lunch and goes to work.

I am always able to pick out my mom in a crowd because I have never seen anyone who still has "the poof." She always wears the same perfume called Love Spell. I love this perfume! I will never smell it again without thinking of my mom!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Live Like You Were Dying

"Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying." sang Tim McGraw in his song
"Live Like You Were Dying." This song really inspires and motivates me to do things that I wouldn't usually do. I think that life is too short to waste it sitting around, and acting depressed.

I am the kind of person that gets VERY attached to my pets. On July 27, 2011, I left Minnesota for a bowing trip in Kentucky. I was having a great time, and I was meeting a lot of new people. When I got some free time, I decided I'd log into Facebook. The first thing I saw in my news feed was a post made by my younger sister that said "Well, looks like it's goodbye forever Babykitty.:(" (Babykitty is cat that showed up at my house in the middle of a thunderstorm when she was only about a month old. I eventually tamed her, and she grew on me as my own!) As soon as I read my sister's post I called her. She said that Babykitty had been attacked, and her back legs were so badly torn up that trying to save her would only make her suffer. At that moment, I felt like I had lost the world. I didn't even get to say goodbye to her before I left, and I felt so crushed. She was put down on July 29th.

When my mom saw me bawling frantically, she told me that the best thing to do was put her down because we didn't want her to suffer. She reminded me of the amazing life I gave her for the past year, and that made me a little more happy. It's still hard for me today not be sad about the accident, but I know that my life is too short to sit around and be sad about the loss of my pet. Every time I think about that day, I remind myself that my life isn't over, and that I should live like I'm dying.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Starting back when I was in kindergarten, I was always excited to go back to school after a long summer. Once I hit my eighth grade year, the desire to go sit in a hot, sticky school all day was not my cup of tea! Even though I didn't like going to school, I still did my best. I have been in 90's Club for three years, and National Honors Society for one year. Now, I am on my senior year of High School! I am nervous, excited, and anxious! I know that my senior year will be very very busy, and I don't think I am ready for it yet!

At the end of my junior year in High School, I decided that I wanted to go into the dental field. Every time I went to the orthodontist to get the wires from my braces changed, I would catch myself paying close attention to what they were saying about my teeth, what all of the technical terms are, and what they actually did. I didn't know why this interested me, but it did!

After I graduate from my tiny little High School and I am thrown out into the real world, I would like to attend RCTC for Dental Assisting!