Sunday, December 31, 2006



I am officially better now. I got worse after my last posting - I am sick and tired of this weird illness. My sinuses swelled up and hurt for a few days, so I did some research on them, and I learned some interesting things about them.

  • Decreasing the relative weight of the front of the skull, and especially the bones of the face. The shape of the facial bones is important, as a point of origin and insertion for the muscles of facial expression.
  • Increasing resonance of the voice.
  • Providing a buffer against blows to the face.
  • Insulating sensitive structures like dental roots and eyes from rapid temperature fluctuations in the nasal cavity.
  • Humidifying and heating of inhaled air because of slow air turnover.

So, I guess they're pretty important.

We just had a simple family New Years Eve Party. We (meaning the four older people) played games until midnight, then watched the Disney Channel countdown - and the second they said "Zero!", the DisneyLand fireworks started outside. That was really cool. So we watched the fireworks and went to bed. I liked the party - nice and simple.

above: Mia, Noah, Tashi

I need to get up and going now - I'm going to lose all my muscle and shrivel away!!!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

She's ALIVE!

Well, I'm alive again!

I got sick on Christmas - it was realy bad. I didn't sleep well Christmas Eve night, and I woke up stuffy Christmas morning. I was doing okay while we opened presents, but after that, it just went downhill. My whole family had actually been sick the week before Christmas, and I was fine, but it finally came around to me. I don't know what it was - A non-stop, super thick runny nose, non-stop coughing, sometimes a fever...It was so bad. The days just blended into each other. Everything was hazy. All the new Christmas videos we watched didn't go through my head...everytime I took a nap, and woke up, I thought it was a new day. And nothing sounded good to eat, so I just weaker and weaker. It was a just a bad cold, I guess...but I couldn't even get out of bed/off the couch. And those never-ending coughing fits...I sware my tummy is ten times stronger now. I could be an abs excercize instructor now - I'm serious! I have the fittest tummy of them all! lol

Today I'm not coughing so hard I'm almost throwing up, I don't have a fever, I've been able to eat I am writing to you today. I'm just glad that it's over!

Hope you had a great Christmas!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Day

Santa was here!
Mia got a new bike!
Santa left a note - he must have used a notepad that was lying around - MINE! How rude!
Christmas morning breakfast - peach kuchen/cobbler - yummy!
From Santa: 1. Charlie & the Choclate Factory DVD
2. National Treasure DVD
3. Anne Frank Remembered (a book) - a biography written by the lady who hid her family
From my mom: 1. The Deluxe Card Crafting Kit
2. The 96-pack of crayons!!! With a sharperner!!! You're never too old for crayons haha
From Mia: 1. Gel Gems
From Tashi: 1. an inkpad and a hairclip
From Grandma Stout: 1. Alida's Song, and Mummy
Noah didn't get me anything, and my Grandma Limburg gave me a book of Sudoku.

But does something seem weird to you? Does it seem like there's not enough? Then you are right. I got another BIG present from Santa:



Oh yes, I got a digital camera!!! And my dad gave me an extra memory card for my camera - now I don't have to only post pictures taken with Maika's camera!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Night Before Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, yaya!
We had early morning seminary, then I sang "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" during sacrament meeting, and I was so nervous my knees were shaking. We got cookies during Sunday School, and some hair doo-dads from Young Womens. Then we went to Kousuke's baptism at Koiwa. He's 15, and he has been wanting to be baptized and his parents finally said yes. The youth sang "We'll Bring the World His Truth" for him, and the Nanjos drove us home.

I gave the Nanjos a Napoleon Dynamite 2007 calendar. I knew they would love it, I almost couldn't keep it a surprise. And they got so excited, they want to hang it their living room because they'll fight over whose room it would go in.

Anyways the baptism was really good and we came home and read the Christmas story, ate cheesecake, and opened 1 gift - jammies. And we got lots of yummy goodies from lots of people and the Nanjos gave us a Santa decoration that rocks.

I need to go to bed - Santa won't come!!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

The Weekend Before Christmas

Today my parents finished up their Christmas shopping today.

And me, Tashi, and Mia took Purikura today for Christmas.

Yay! It's the eve of Christmas Eve!

Tomorrow there's a baptism for Kousuke, a YM in our ward that has been waiting for his parents to say yes, and they finally said yes. Christmas Eve sounds like a good baptism anniversary. So anways, the youth are going to sing a song for that and I'm singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" during sacrament meeting tomorrow, solo, a capela...yikes!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Week before Christmas

Sorry I haven't updated in a while... Christmas time is crazy as you know...
Anyways, Tuesday (the 19th), I went over to Maika's house and took purikura with her. Here are 2 of them:

I know we look scary, but it's on purpose. haha The Santa one is from Elf when Santa comes and Buddy freaks out hahax2 I luv that movie! It makes me laugh everytime!
So after we took purikura, the Missionaries came over and we all had dinner at the Nanjo's house. Yum. Maika makes me laugh (in a good way!)!! Her mom bought a chiken for dinner, and before she cooked it, it looked like a miniature turkey, but Maika thought that it was a pig - seriously! There's no way you can be bored when you're around Maika. We played the telephone game on paper, and talked and looked at the Missionaries photo albums.

Wednesday I went and babysat the Welch kids. They are very good girls (9, 8, and 2), but it's interesting to go over there. All 3 girls stared at me while I was eating dinner with them and made me nervous, so I was spilling food all over. Oops! And the youngest wouldn't go to sleep, etc...she was scared of te oldest had to stay up and help me. Sorry! Oh - and when I came home I found out my test scores - That will be at the bottom of this posting.

Yesterday (Thursday) I went shopping with my mom at NEXT. Mom bought way too many things for Mia and Noah - They must be on Santa's favorite list. haha But I didn't buy anything. I just watched Noah, who wanted to be anywhere but a clothes store. I love how my mom had to be there the first day of the sale. She keeps them in business. Then we went to Mother Goose for more presents for Mia and Noah, but the person who worked there was mentally retarded. I mean it! We wanted to buy something - expensive, mind you, like $200, but they didn't have it in stock in the store, so she said they'd have to ship it to our house directly. So we asked if it would get here before Christmas, and she's all like, I don't know, so we ask when it would get there, even if it's after Christmas, and she's all like I don't know again. And she was talking so quiet you could barely hear her. If somebody's willing to buy something expensive, don't you want to make them happy? Anyways, we left in huff, and didn't buy anything. We weren't the only ones unhappy with her. I hope they fire her soon. I'm mean, I know. Then we went to the temple in the evening with some youth from our ward and from Nakano ward. Something interesting always happens when we're at the temple...too many stories to tell. But Noah got sick and had a fever of 104! Yikes!!! Get better soon before Santa comes, Noah.

Oh yeah, that reminds me. Noah said a full sentence yesterday! I said Santa's coming soon, and he's all like "Santa come hoho Nona house!" He's so cute! He calls himself Nona, and whenever he says Santa, he has to say "hoho" too. But Noah's actually scared of Santa coming. When Santa came to our ward Christmas party, he ran from the room.
A quote from Noah's 3rd Christmas - "Santa scary..." - if he only knew...

I wonder what I'm getting from Santa. I never look for my presents, because I want to be surprised. So I seriously don't know what I'm getting. My Christmas list was so long, I got yelled at, but that way whatever I get I'll be happy. And if you're list is short, you're pretty sure you know what you're going to get. So, I'm prepared to be surprised.
I finished reading A String In the Harp and Kira-Kira (see my to-do list in the sidebar) test scores are here!

Final Exam: B+ (87%)
Overall Final Grade: A- (92%)

Final Exam: C (76%)
Overall Final Grade: B+ (87%)

Final Exam: B (83%)
Overall Final Grade: C+ (79%)

(Remember that I'm doing BYU Independant Study through the internet, and the overalfinal grade includes my final exam)

Quote of the Day (I did now write this or take the picture, and I don't know who the models are)

"There's a point where you stop being friends
and start becoming sisters..."