Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The New House

Yes, you saw the title! After a long weekend in Georgia, and after our long weekend of being shipped from place to place, my parents were successful. However, I wasn't exactly impressed to say the least with their "success" when they called on Sunday night telling us that they put an offer in on a house WITHOUT ASKING US FIRST! AND IT DIDN'T HAVE MY OWN BATHROOM! So obviously, I was annoyed. And the pictures online made it look horrible. There was no remote part of me that wanted to live there, I mean the yard seemed barely suitable for a dog (which I am getting, in case I haven't mentioned that in awhile).
Well, my parents got home and they told us everything ELSE about the house. Maybe my bedroom doesn't have it's own bathroom, but on the bright side -
-I have the biggest bedroom (14ft by 14ft)
-I have a gigantic walk in closet, one of my other wishes (either 7 by 7 or 8 by 8)
-I have a door connecting to the bathroom, which although i share with my brothers it has an extra door locking the toilet and the shower, meaning I can shower while they brush their teeth!
-There's an attic/storage space connected to my closet, so that's where I can store all my crap that's still boxed after we get there lol
-AND with room to put my dresser inside of a closet, there will be PLENTY of space to put my puppy's kennel and stuff.

And the house is pretty cool too, it has thirteen foot high ceilings in the basement, and my dad has plans to build a loft like thing in the guest room. It'll be AMAZING!!!

Ah, well, that's about it. Here's a picture (my drawing) of what my room looks like and where I might put my stuff. I'm so happy now!

Also, my apologies for the cut off writing and the horrid camera - my camera's broken and I can't get a new one until my birthday. Thankfully that's in a few weeks. As for the writing on the side that's cut off, it says:
Red: furniture, possible locations
Black: rooms and permanent furniture (by that I mean sinks and bathtubs)
Thick Black: walls (and some doors, too, and the window)
Blue: labels of size

Maybe I should do one of the shnazzy pics of my room now, just to show the difference.

<3 Abby

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Well, I have at last come to the conclusion that something interesting and valuble is not going to occur every day. Or really even ever week...or ever month. Which is probably why I'm so uncessesful in posting on this blog.
So I've decided to start posting about some random things to - like today! Once again, my parents are in Georgia and I'm hanging out and my Gramme's house! Last night was a youth group movie night, and we watched the movie Letters to God - which is about a little boy with cancer. And based off a true story. I pretty much cried the entire time, but it was a good movie. The funny thing is, this is the 2nd time I've seen it and I cried more than the first.
Today, my Gramme bought my cousin a frog for his fish tank. We brought him home, and turns out we were locked out of the house so the frog spent a little extra time in the car. I babysat him :) But once inside, we put him in the tank and he's SO CUTE. I added a little picture I took with my webcam camera, which is why it's not very good. But he's still cute! Hopefully he'll make friends with all the little fishies in the tank.
Now, one other thing you should know about me is that frogs are one of my FAVORITE animals. My Gramme and I used to go on websites and listen to frog noises and play frog games when I was like two. My favorite stuffed animal, the one that I COULD'NT be separated from, was of course a frog. So that's why I love them so much.
Well, those are just the random events of the day!
I'm also praying that my parents find a house, because they just wasted the last free tickets (meaning we get to do NOTHING over spring break) on going down there again. And this is all getting old, I kinda want to know where I'm going to live now.

<3 Abby

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Latest on Life

Right now I feel like writing about the move. Because mom and dad found a house and moving is the only thing anyone seems to think about these days. Especially today, because tomorrow is Saturday. That means that it's Cleaning Day, which is because on Sunday we have an open house. Which is a good and bad thing. Good because someone might buy this place (who wouldn't want to, really?) and bad because we (mostly mom besides my bedroom) will have to clean. But enough about the move.

Today I had to do a play for AP English. My group ended up picking mine, and since we had to do a social issue I did mine on rumors. Let's just say that we performed a lot better not onstage than we did onstage. For instance, there was one part where one of my friends was supposed to say "Just because it's believable doesn't make it true" she said "Just because it's true doesn't make it believable". Which is also a true statement, just not for my play. But then I messed up too. I was supposed to say "She was expelled from her old school you know." then my friend was supposed to say "for what?" and I would reply "I dunno, probably vandalism or something."
This is what happened: "She was expelled from her old school for vandalism." "For what?" "Vandalism." The girl who played Jackie (and the one who messed up with the other lines) couldn't stop laughing at it. But it was pretty fun anyways. Turns out that it was good that we went first, because the next group was so good they would've made us look like...I don't know, but really bad. I can't wait for Monday, because those should be really good too.

Well last week I joined a site that some friends in my AP English class had joined. It's called, and it's a place where people can write stories, poems, ect. and their friends can all see them. It's really neat. My Figment name is Abigail Rae, and I actually have my blog connected to it now. Because the only thing I can ever think about these days is moving, my single story (that has anything in it anyways) is about a girl who moves. I know, I know, figures.

We're a little sad today because we had put an offer on a house, but so had some other people (my dad thought they were lying, but turns out my mom was right after all) and they ended up winning because they have cash and we don't. Yet. So I guess we're back to searching for houses, which is a bummer because I liked knowing that we at least had that part done with. But we have to trust that God will help us find the right house, even if it's not the totally awesome one with the horse fences and huge yard and chicken coop and my own bathroom that had 2 sinks and a bedroom with 2 closets.
So when I pray, I'm praying that God will help us find the right house...and in record time, please! I mean, spring break is what, a month away? No, no, that's my birthday, sorry. It was exactly one month away as of yesterday.

This year I'm turning 14, and I've come to the conclusion that birthdays are going to be kind of boring until I hit 16 and can drive. I mean, I already got past the double digit birthday, my 13th, and now I have two years until my 16th, and then two years until my golden birthday 18th, which is also when I become a legal adult. That should be fun :)

Anywho, enough of this randomness. That's really all I have going on right now, although honestly it seems like a lot more when idealy you should be out of the state by the end of June. But like I said, we have to trust that God knows best.

<3 Abby

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Too Much Stuff

I'll admit it, I've never been a neat person. I can't even be considered "on the messy side". No, my room is always beyond messy with wrappers, notebooks, candy, hairbrushes, iPods, books, papers, and who knows what else covering the top of every surface. When my mom would put laundry on my bed I'd just end up shoving it down to the floor when I had to sleep, so it's gotten to the point where she just puts it on the ground. It's still there, right behind me :). My floor, as I just mentioned, is almost as messy as the dresser tops. Purses, sweaters, pillows, blankets, and most of all- clothes. I know the average method of cleaning is shoving things under dressers and beds and such, but now mom has to check those. I'm about as bad at cleaning my room as keeping it clean. But the only thing that I'm worse at than cleaning (no, it's not math, although I'm not exactly good at that either) is throwing away stuff. As my mom calls it, "purging". We have done a lot of that lately in our house. We've had points where the WHOLE PORCH was filled with crap to give to the purple heart people. After years and years of keeping all of my childhood toys and other junk in my closet and the storage room, the time has finally come. I can't keep it. So my options are- I sell it/throw it away, or mom throws it away. Since I have a ton of old American Girl Doll stuff that I could get some money for, I'm definately selling all I can. But you really never realize how much crap in general you have until you are forced to CLEAN through it and GET RID OF IT. Two things that I am an utter failure at. I'm one of those people just can't bear to part with anything. I get it from my Dad. But I keep memorable stuff, like art projects, stuffed animals (I'm not getting rid of ANY of those lol), dolls and other toys that I've had lots of fun with. Now I'm ready to give them up because all I ever really play with is my iPod touch and my laptop. My dad saves things like half empty spraypaint bottles that are duplicates. Or maybe even triplicates (I invented a new word!!!). Who knows, we MIGHT need those someday. That's why mom helped clean the garage. And that's why we don't have the spraypaint bottles anymore.

Now, I am preparing to face the ultimate challenge. Like I'm on Survivor or American Idol or Minute to Win It or something like that. Although I don't get money, which is a bummer. I have THREE DAYS (or less, I'm not sure) to clean my room. And not just clean my room, CLEAN CLEAN my room so it's SPOTLESS and it practically shines and there is nothing but furniture. Since I'm selling almost everything in my closet and boxing up the rest (for moving), it's not a huge deal. The real challenge - I have to somehow manage to keep the desktops clear and the floor clean for SIX MONTHS (or however long we're still here). I had to keep my room "clean" for 3 months before I got my hamster. Parker helped me by keeping his messy so mine LOOKED clean in comparision. That's why he went from neat kid to messy kid.
I don't think I'm ready for this........

Oh, this morning I found a really cool verse about how God has plans for our lives and stuff. Underneath my blog title I wrote "God is always there and he always has a plan" or something like that. This verse, Jeremiah 29:11, is like that only and actual verse and I didn't make it up. The problem- I don't know how to edit that without screwing up my entire blog (which I have already done twice). So if anyone could help it would be much appreciated :)

<3 Abby

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Big News

Happy 2011!!! Well, I haven't updated for awhile. My computer is known for getting trojans almost every time I go online and my Avast thing expired, so I was a little wary of going on the internet. But I decided to risk it.
I thought last year was the biggest year of my life. I think part of it's just middle school. I guess that's when you really step into the real world. I don't know if it's necessarily that more events happen, but I think you just notice everything more. However, in my case a lot of things had happened.
As many of you know I had surgery in July, another surgery in November (and a miraculous recovery, I may add), and there was talk of moving around my house. I won't go into any detail or anything about the move, although I will say that there's a really neat God story behind it.
Now, after the initial talk in July of 2010, we are officially selling our house and moving south.
I have lots of different feelings about this. You could say that I was bribed because with moving comes a facebook, a cell phone, and a dog. I was kind of off and on with the idea. When it was bitter cold out, my friends were giving me a hard time about stuff, and I had been looking at puppy pictures online, moving seemed like it could be good. But then on days when I was having fun with my friends, like when I went to Noodles & Company with Libby (they don't have those where we're going) or to Discovery World with Amanda, I wondered how it would be possible to leave everything here. One big thing that we have now is our church, New Vision. It's the most amazing thing ever! As much as I love the friends I had at Fox River, I have made tons of great friends at New Vision and have had a great time there. I'm really sad to leave it, because I have no clue what southern churches will be like.
As I'm sure most people have noticed, our snow has completely melted. And just in case that has caused a mix up with your mental calender, it is in fact JANUARY not APRIL. I just find it funny that this is a normal thing in Georgia yet here it's about as uncommon as food falling from the sky or something. I think it's my little preparation for their strange and unfamiliar Christmas weather. When my dad went down there to check out the place he said he saw a guy doing laps in an outdoor pool. This was back when we still had snow on the ground, thank you very much. It's weird.
(A Morkie. Picture from Google Images)
Like I mentioned, I've been VERY interested in looking at getting my dog. The breed I want is a Morkie, a mix between a Maltese and a Yorkie. I could go on for hours with all the information I've learned, but that would be boring. So I added a picture of one that I found on Google. They're really cute!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Well, this post might turn out a little odd because blogger is being a retard to my iPod and random things keep happening. I can't use my laptop because I'm laying down and it kind of hurts to sit.
Yesterday i was released from the hospital. I got home around 5:30. I was more thankful than ever on thanksgiving after my miraculous recovery. We expected to be there for at least a week to a week and a half. I went in monday and came home just 4 DAYS later on Thursday. That's only 1 1/2 days after I went home last time.
I can't believe that I'm officially done.hopefully no more surgeries ever!

My mom and I requested to our surgeon before I went into surgery for him to fix a little intented scar I have to the right of my scar. It caused a lump next to it and I didn't like that. Since this was going to be my last surgery, we wanted everything perfect. When they were fixing this little spot, they found out that itwas a hernia. That saved me an extra surgery right there!

I'm so thankful for everything that's happened this year. For my amazing doctor, my amazing recovery, my family, my friends (who brought me THE BEST cookies ever!), and just everything I have.


Saturday, November 6, 2010


I haven't posted in awhile because I'm banned from my laptop and ipod due to my math grade :( I figure mom and dad won't mind this because I'm using the basement computer and my homework's done. Anyways, a lot has happened since I last posted. I'll start out with Thursday. This is really random but - our dishwasher started on fire (nothing else did, it was just smoking a ton when mom opened it) and is now broken. So we're getting a new one soon.
I also went on an AMAZING church trip with New Vision called Aquire the Fire. It was an amazing God experience and God really spoke to me about things in my life I needed to change and things I needed to stop changing. We also met this guy who was a friend of someone one of the girls in our group knew. He was forced to come and had a lot of issues with religion so we talked to him about it for awhile. And, just a little something for those who went to ATF: "FLEE!" and "Simmer, Cody, Simmer." (THE BEST COMEDIAN EVERRRR!)

And.......Another big thing coming up.........
I have started a surgery countdown in my assignment notebook. I have
16 days left. Wow.
As I explained above, some issues with math are making me out of touch. HOPEFULLY all is fixed by my surgery and if it is you can contact me by -
-my email
-my moms facebook
To be honest I'm kinda nervous, so please pray. But one good side to this....I get to wear fuzzy pj pants for the rest of the winter! Mom bought me like 5 new pair, and I've decided to list them all.
-red and velvet-fuzzy with pink polka dots
-brown and velvet-fuzzy with multicolored dachshunds on them
-super fuzzy zebra print
- white and SUPER SUPER SUPER fuzzy with blue stars on them (and slippers to go with)
-a SUPER SUPER SUPER fuzzy blue bathrobe with froggies on it!
Okay so enough with the pajama pants. One big thing I REALLY want prayer for is
1) that the surgery goes well
2) I heal fast and well
3) that it's the last one, no surgery #10

Today we had our early Christms/Thanksgiving celebration with my Aunt Kay. It was different than usual - it was at my aunt and Gramme's house, my Illinois cousins weren't there, it was a brunch instead of a lunch. But it was better than nothing (like last year because Aunt Kay went to Florida early). And guess what Aunt Kay got us...
A xbox with kinect!!!! it's the coolest thing ever!!!!
So we've been playing that for most of the day :) I still can't figure out how to work it...might take awhile lol.

<3 Abby