Saturday, November 27, 2010
Christmas truly is the happiest time of year! Today, As I was watching my Holocaust documentary show, my mom was shopping online for christmas gifts. Everytime I walked by I had to pull my blanket over my face so "I wouldn't see." Mother's sometimes..... :)
It really is Christmas season though, now that Thanksgiving is over! And can I just say, It didn't feel like Thanksgiving at all! It felt way too early. Nonetheless, it was Thansgiving.
I am thankful for one thing in particular. That one this is, I'm thankful for the fact that The Brocious family could get all get together without huge fights breaking out! It felt like our family was actually normal! :) The food was amazing, though. Thanks to Auntie Julie and her amazing cooking skills. Also, to all of the aunts because, seriously, there was TONS of food there!! At least six pounds of stuffing. No joke.
Anyway, I will definitely be singing christmas jingles in my head from now on. Or at least for the next three months!
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New year!!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Here's another. I love this song. It almost brings me to tears everytime I hear it.
But, Unfortunately, Jean-Baptiste did go through retched puberty. He doesn't sing like this anymore, but he does sing. Not as good though.
The best part though, is that he is even more attractive now then he was back then!
I will meet him one day and he will fall madly in love with me. It's just a matter of time :)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
It worked out fine. Us three Mia Maids just joined in with the other seven Laurals and it worked out great! Best of all, we went to the dinosaur museum and played in the sand and water!!
After these great adventures, my friend Megan and I had a dance party in the car. Those are THE most fun things ever. We have one at LEAST once a week. :) Tonight, we decided we needed some food. Megan and I whipped over to our local Macey's and....
Two boxes of fruit snacks, eight Pixy Stix, four donuts and one otter pop drink.
Let's just say we didn't put heath in mind. I feel really sick right now from all of it too. I ate one too many donuts that's for sure!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Kayley had this way cute top from Aeropostale.
They needed help finding a shirt that could go under it to make it modest. Well, I gave them the idea that they should find a cute green cardigan to go over it instead of searching for a plain T-shirt that "matched.
(A little side note. My motto for shopping is this: And, I learned this from TLC's What Not To Wear, Find things that don't match, but go. Just a thought :)
Anyway, Lisa and Kayley both seemed to like the idea. They still wanted the shirt to go under though just to have options. Fair enough.
Urban Wear was the first store of the search. Instantly I found this purple cardigan that I thought would go perfectly! And it did! It looked way cute! Even more cute than a green cardigan. Which, by the way, we found. Kayley just didn't like it as much as the purple. And, bonus, it went great with her Eggplant Rocket Dogs she got at Famous Footwear!
Needless to say, I think I did a great job conulsting the Tait's style :) Kayley will sure look cute this school year!
Espeacially with her new yellow hat that she absolutely LOVES!!
Also, I decided to take a picture of my cute school clothes. I love them. Especially my black great-grandma shoes in the middle. They are my absolute favorite things in the world!
I'm still not ready for school though. I'm in shock that it's only one week away. Where the heck did summer go? I still don't have my schedule either! Panic mode is setting in a little...
We just need a few more months.. I would say, hmmm, maybe 9? Yeah, I think that would be great
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Speaking of Hawaii, I can't wait until I go next year for EFY! Allie (the girl I am going with) and I are doing a day camp to earn money. It's going for two weeks. This week is the last week, and it's at my house. With kids in my nieghborhood. So far only five kids have signed up.... Hopefully more will show up tomorrow.
Anyway, our day camp last week went great! We got 21 kids and over 200 dollars!
We start out everyday with coloring... A lot of the kids liked it. These were the older kids. I don't think they were too thrilled with coloring, but they did it anyway!
(these pictures are all on the first day. I'm not the best picture taker)
We did bubbles too. Did you know kids LOVE bubbles? It's true!
These girls stayed with me while everybody else was doing the craft! They are the cutest.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
First, I hung out with my friend and ward buddy, Abbie! She's a gem. First of all because she's short, like me. Second of all she really likes being crazy, like me. Needless to say she's like me, which is the best! She is "going out" with this boy named Tyler Searle, (Can I just say going out is THE stupidest thing ever! What do you do at 14? NOTHING! Trust me all it is, is a way to say you like each other and you want to feel cool by saying you are "going out." There is no going out at all! It's lame) let me see if I can say this in a nice way.... He's kind of stupid.... Abbie and I were texting him, Well, let me refraise, I took Abbie's phone and was texting him. I used the words "Fret" and "Reluctently" He asked what both of them ment. Are you kidding me! Those are the easiest words ever! This boy is going into 9th grade and has the vocabulary of a 2nd grader. That's sad, and it was quite the disturbing sight!
Now, I just got back from Ceder City. The Shelbies (Lora, and Lisa, this year Tesha came too) and my family (My mom, Ashley, me and Lauren) all go down for the Shakespearean Festival. This year was my second year. I loved it! The Festival always play 6 plays; three shakespear and three non-shakespear. This year they played Much Ado about Nothing, Merchant of Venice, MacBeth, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, and The 39 Steps. All shakespear plays naturally were great! Great expectations was a musical, and horrible! 39 Steps was the comedy and Halarious, and Pride and Prejudice was good, but probably shouldn't be a play.... I'm already looking forward to next year! Actually I think we are going for the Fall plays too. They are playing Diary of Anne Frank! I'm going to read the book here pretty soon! I'm so excited!
Anyway, I'm glad to be back to sharing my life....that could get a little creepy... Hope you enjoy it cyber-stalkers!!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Speaking of summer..... I'M SO EXCITED!!!
P.S. We got a new car. It's beautiful. It's a Volkswagon Passat and has all the amazing features. Leather seats, seat heater, touch screen radio, iPod hook ups...you get the picture.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
So, to start off the trip we went to the Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, the World War ll memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial.
(I felt a little small....)
Next, We went to the Holocaust Museum. If you ever go to Washington D.C. I would highly recommend this! It's sad and you will definitely have to prepare yourself emotionally for it, but it is life changing. Also, we went to the National Archives Museum and saw the important documents of The United States of America. This was also very cool. That night we went and saw one of the Smithsoneon museums. We went to the American History Museum. We saw the flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Keys to write the Star-Spangled Banner. Also, we saw the White house, The back of it actually, then we saw the Jefferson Memorial, and then went and saw the front of the White House.
Last, We visited the Arlington Cemetary. We got to see the Changing of the Gaurd. This was really strange. The military is really a whole different world, but it was cool to watch. Here we saw the Arlington House that was the home of Robert E. Lee. He was the General for the Confederate Army. We also saw John and Jacqueline Kennedy's grave along with the millions of others. We also saw the Washington D.C. Temple. This was very, very pretty, but seemed to have no windows. Don't know why, but it didn't. we saw Mount Vernon. This was the house to George Washington. I learned something new with him. He had slaves and had no children. This probably wasn't new to many people, but surprisingly new to me.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
There's more good things than bad though. I would just like to say I don't ever want to come back to Utah! It's so beautiful and green and fresh. Lauren and I tried to persuade my parents into moving out here, but that will probably not happen. If anybody has any good persuading skills, please drop by my house and help me out here! It will be much appreciated!
More news to come about Washington D.C!
P.S. I can now offically cross off the following things on my list:
1. I've gone to Maryland
2. I've gone to Virginia
3. I've gone to Washington D.C.
4. I've touched to Washington Monument
5. I've Seen the White House
6. I've been on a public metro (It's like a subway)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
"Hey, mom are you doing Easter baskets tonight?"
You can see her reaction.
Yes, it is true. My mother forgot about Easter. She didn't get any chocolate eggs, bunnys, or starburst jellybeans. I do have to admit that I was a little disappointed, but it gave me reason to keep the true meaning of Easter in my head. It worked out perfectly seeing as it was General Conference. I enjoyed the talks that I was awake for.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Man, It's been awhile! Lots have happened! The first and very most important thing is that I am going to HAWAII!! I'm so excited. There wasn't even a hesitation with the parents. I'm one lucky girl. Also, I am 85 dollars into it. only 815 dollars to go!
The science project I was stressed about, ya, I got all 75 points. I got up with my partner, talked for about two seconds, showed him our page about what we found and then he gave us the points. My stress was totally wasted! That darn man. It's still the subject from the devil though! Another thing concerning science, Last night the fam and I were talking about schools and what needs to happen to improve. I brought up the subject about my wonderful science teacher. I told them how he doesn't teach. He just tell and expects us to fully understand. (He's wrong by the way). My parents asked me if I was reading my text book out of the classroom if I didn't understand. Obviously I said no. Who does that? So, now I have to read my textbook before I go complain. Being the good person I am, I'm up for the challenge. Wish me luck!
I am in Holocaust world right now! We are starting to read The Diary of Anne Frank ( fun fact: Did you know that her name is actually pronounced ah-nn-ah? It is true) so we are learning about it in English. We are also learning about the Holocaust in German. We are watching the movie Jakob the Liar. It's about a Jew named Jakob who lived in the Ghetto. It's interesting, but also sad. Obviously because it is set during the Holocaust. I also finished this book called The Book Thief. It is about a girl who lives during Nazi Germany. Her mother can't take care of her so Liesel (the main character) Goes and lives with foster parents who later on hide a Jew in their basement. I cried at the end. A cool thing about this book is that it is told in the point of view of death. I highly recommend it. Finally, I watched the movie The Boy in Striped Pajamas. This is one of THE saddest movies of all times. I cried and cried. It's about a little boy who befriends a jewish boy in a concentration camp. Everybody I have talked to said they cried during this movie. So, beware if you are planning on watching it!
On a happier note, ONLY THREE MORE WEEKS UNTIL D.C!!! Cannot wait!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
So, I have this friend who is part hawaiian. She goes to Hawaii almost every single year, and knows it like the back of her hand. Anyway, She told me today that she was going to go to EFY in Hawaii in 2011. She's like, "Sid, I really want you to go!" I'm like ok!! So, I might be going to Hawaii for EFY. I'm so pumped! She told me that her uncle works for the airlines and so he can get us first class tickets for only $600 dollars. It's still expensive, but for Hawaii, it's totally worth it! She also told me that we could extend our stay for another week and live with her aunt! Sun, beach, friends, church, and Hawaii. Who would possibly turn that opportunity down? I definately can't! There is just one slight problem. My mother might not be so kind as to allow me to go. So, I have come up with a few reasons why I Sidney should go to Hawaii :
- It's for the church
- I would be earning the $600 dollars
- I'm the best daughter ever!
- It would be the worst desicion EVER to not let me go
- I would get a good tan
- IT'S HAWAII!!!!
Cross your fingers the parentals allow it.....
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
So, basically, I'm trying lots of new things! I recently started color guard. It's so weird and so different. I feel like a paper back book laying face down in a pool of water. I'm absorbing all the many new and interesting (Lots of interesting things with color guard. Gay boys just to name one.) things, but I am completely out of place. I can very bluntly say that I hate it! The flag is seriously 6 feet tall. I'm only 4'11" I have come accross problems with these two numbers. The flag landed on my head the other day, and now I have a very big and very painful bruise on my forehead. Not very fun. An upside of color guard, though, is that my coaches are two gay men. It brings much laughter to the early morning practices! One of them, We'll call him Bob, comented on my hair. He asked me if I had cut it, I said no, and he told me, "Well it looks cute anyway." Oh boy! Not the most normal thing to come out of a boy's mouth. All I can say is farewell color guard you will be missed. uh, maybe not.