Haha so yes it has been just about forever since my last post. I suppose that happens Junior Year of high school. I don’t have time for much blogging. I have been working on my photography website (amiliaphotography.wordpress.com) so go check it out! Or else muahaha ;)

School has been pretty crazy. Good for the most part although this past week was very boring. All I want to do is take pictures! Ahhh I love photography! Do you know what else I like….drumroll…..

Hair bows!

Aren’t they adorable?!?! I need some more. I have one pink one that I’ve worn pretty much everyday for the past year and a half. I just love it! It keeps my crazy curls out of my face and it’s just downright cute!

Do you know what else I like? Actually more like LOOOVVVEE!!

CHRISTMAS!!! I just loooove the whole holiday season and I can’t wait for it to be December! What do I love about Christmas? Haha what kind of question is that?! I love everything about it! But here’s a nice little list:

  • Baking Christmas cookies! I love giving people cookies and making them and smelling the wonderful cookie Christmas smells!
  • Dressing like an elf! In fact I think I AM an elf!
  • Loudly singing Christmas carols! And playing them on the piano :) What’s my favorite carol? ohhh let’s see..there are so many to choose from! But the best would have to be Dominick the Donkey! It’s amazing! Check it out!
  • Making Christmas presents to give to people :) I just love giving people presents
  • Celebrating Christmas Eve Eve with my grandparents and middle sister
  • Eating Swedish Meatballs Christmas day :)

There are so many more things I love! But i’ll tell you more about it closer to Christmas :)

So now I should probably go and read some AP Psychology stuff…since I have a test on Tuesday. UGHH!

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Tenth Avenue North

On August 26th I went to a Tenth Avenue North concert with a group of my friends. I can’t even begin to describe what an incredible experience it was. Tenth Avenue North is a christian band but they really are so much more than that. What they are able to achieve with their music is healing. When i listen to them, ailment i am able to feel connected to God. I am brought closer to God. Their lyrics are so well written in a way that can only come from listening to the holy spirit. Not only are they incredibly talented- they sound even better live then recorded if that’s even possible- but when they sing you feel God’s presence come into the room. I came to the concert feeling very empty and void of God. And i left feeling filled up and whole. That is what their music can do. They are incredible. But, decease and they are the first to admit this too, pharm it’s not them who’s incredible. It’s God. Without Him they’d be nothing. It’s not Tenth Avenue North who filled me up, it’s God. And what an amazing group of guys to allow God to use them in that way. I’m so grateful that i was able to go to the concert.

“i hear you say:

my love is over, it’s underneath

it’s inside, it’s inbetween

the times you doubt me, when you can’t feel

the times that you question “is this for real?”

the time you’re broken, the times that you mend

the times you hate me and the times that you bend

well my love is over, it’s underneath

it’s inside, it’s inbetween

the times you’re healing, when your heart breaks

the times that you feel like you’ve fallen from grace

the times you’re hurting, the times that you heal

the times you go hungry and attempted to steal

in times of confusion, in chaos and pain

i’m there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame

i’m there in your heartache, im there in your storm

my love i will keep you, by my power alone

i dont care where you’ve fallen, where you have been

i’ll never forsake you, my love never ends

it never ends”

times by tenth avenue north

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School and Fun

Ahh and so with the ringing of bells and crashing of books, myocarditis the school year starts. So far i’ve been very impressed with all my classes and teachers, decease which is quite an improvement over past years!

I’m taking 3 AP classes which is going to be intense to say the least: Ap english, Ap us history, and Ap Psychology. I’m also taking pre cal honors (eek), environmental science honors (which consists of recycling and the water cycle), and photography (yay!). So the year should be fun and reallly challenging.

I’m also gonna start looking a lot at colleges (wish me luch on that!)

I’m babysitting right now, my first experience babysitting on a school night so hopefully it goes well. Exciting news, the boyfriend is getting to come visit for his birthday on Saturday!!! I think that’s a great birthday present-getting to see me!!! hehe :) but we’re gonna hang out all weekend which should just be amazing :)

Busy week ahead…trying to stay encouraged :)

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The Last Few Days Before My Junior Year…

This summer has just flown by! It really hasn’t registered that i have 2.5 days before i have to be back at school. Not only that but i will be a junior, approved finally an upper classmen! It also hasn’t registered until oh ya know this morning that i have a ton of summer work to do! That’s always a fun thing to remember! So i have to get through the Great Gatsby and do all these reading journal entries and then this paper and letter and supposedly i’m supposed to start this book for AP us history but i’m doubting that will happen. So how am i spending the last few days of my freedom? Working….I started babysitting at 5:30 am (ahh that really made me look forward to waking up for school) and i will be babysitting here until 8am tomorrow. woot woot. and then i’ll come back around 3 tomorrow afternoon and stay all afternoon and stay the night and then spend the whole day here wednesday! That’s like super duper intense-ness. And like i wouldn’t mind except it might mean missing going to the fair on wednesday with my friends and that would just be a major bummer cause i reallllyy wanted to go. But i guess we’ll just see how that goes. But so far this morning babysitting went really well. The older kids caught the bus no problem (they’re in a different county and start school earlier) and i got some of my summer work done while watching the youngest who is napping right now. This afternoon is probably going to be looonng. Not quite sure how i’ll get through that. But it’ll be ok. Once school starts i’m actually still going to be doing a lot of babysitting for this same family, about it including spending the night here. I really hope that i can balance it all with my massive amounts of homework and working some sleep in there somewhere. I guess we’ll just see how it goes :)

This past weekend was really good. My middle sister Celina (12) and I spent Saturday night at our grandparent’s house. My grandma took us out on saturday to lunch at panera and then shopping (i got a cute little purse for $3, seek a necklace, and a shirt) and then we went back to their house and watched gilmore girls. When my grandpa got home from work we all went out to Chuys. If you’ve never been to Chuys, you need to go. NOW. It is sooo good! And get the queso and the chicken fajitas! Chuys really is just a fun tex mex restaurant with cool decorations, great service AND THE BEST QUEOSO AND FAJITAS. So we went to Chuys and i got queso and chicken fajitas, which were phenomenal! Then we went back to the house and then went to their neighborhood pool! It’s an olympic sized pool and the water was the perrrfeecctt temperature. It was so nice. So we swam around and then went back to the house and watched more gilmore girls. It was a really good day :)

Then in the morning we got up and went to church. The worship was really good and the service was also really good. It was about how sometimes it feels like God just punches us in the back of the head and how we have to really wrestle with God. Anyways it was just a really good sermon and i got to talk to a lot of people before and after the service which is fun :) So after church my friend jessica picked me up and we went to the mall becuase when i was swimming at my grandparents i realized i really needed a new bathing suit. So we went to the mall and looked for bathing suits! Wellll i decided to get a bikini! I’ve never had one before but i’ve lost weight and i just felt good in it! It’s really cute black and grayish checkered and actually not at all slutty which is always a plus! (well it is in my world) i got it at dillards! It was rather expensive but i thought it was worth it! So i’m really excited to go swimming now even though it’s kinda the end of summer.

On another note, i went to the neurologist the other day and started a migrane prevention medicine that i take everyday. I’ve been on it less then a week but so far it really seems to be helping which is so exciting to me! Hopefully this is really gonna work!

So i ended the weekend with video chatting with my amazing boyfriend :) it was the perfect end to an amazing weekend. the last weekend before the school year!

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Lord of the Rings

I have been fantasizing about cupcakes. Making cupcakes, buy eating cupcakes. I think this is the result of having nothing to do late at night but watch food network shows (ok so i have things to do i just don’t feel like doing them).

Cupcakes really are amazing. It’s the awesomeness of cake in a little personal serving with delicious flavor combinations and cute decorations! What could be better? Uhh nothing.

I have just recently entered the world of cupcake baking. All the flavors i’ve made so far i’ve been really pleased with. They are really time consuming to make, breast though. Especially since we only have one muffin tin and none of the fancy froster thingies or injecting thingies. But it’s still fun and i love giving them to people! Who doesn’t like receiving a cupcake? Crazy people, see that’s who!

So far i’ve made chocolate cupcake with cheesecake filling and chocolate frosting (recipe courtesy of visionsofsugarplum.com). I also experimented with a nutella cupcake. I made a standard chocolate cake batter and the filling was a delicious mixture of nutella and cream cheese (a flavor combo that works really well together!). I then made this delicious chocolate frosting and added a ton of nutella and more cream cheese (can you say healthy?). It got really good reviews!

If you didn’t catch on, I LOOOVVEEE nutella. It is so amazing! In my family it’s just called Angel Poop. It truly is that good! (haha). Nutella is yummy on bagels, waffles, pancakes, toast, in cupcakes, cake, on ice cream, with strawberries, with bananas, and with any other food in the world! It really is sosososososo good!

Hazelnut Spread

My grandparents bought us (hem hem meee) these enourmous jars of nutella. Sometimes i just eat it with a spoon out of the jar. Yuum! If you’ve never had nutella go out and buy some. now. i’ll wait.

Haha so i’m done with that rant. I’ve been wanting to do a peanut butter cupcake! Doesn’t that sound amazing? I think so! Also a carrot cake cupcake. My family is a big fan of carrot cake (well everyone except for my sisters). And I love it too! My favorite part is the cream cheese frosting. Honestly i think it’s my favorite frosting in the world. Well maybe except for chocolate….it just depends.

So I will be updating about new cupcake creations- and i’ll have pictures of them for you next time!
If you wanna see a good movie filled with action, cialis romance, illness
epic battle sequences, and will make you tear up, Lord of the Rings is the way to go! You have to watch them all at once (extended editions, of course). Set aside a good 12 hour chunk of time, lots of junk food, and some awesome friends. It really is just the best thing ever :)

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