I choose to believe that there is nothing more sacred or profound that this day.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Moll and Coll Forever. Twin Blog Post #1

Moll and I liked Sar and Mag's twin post back in February so much that we decided to do our own! So with their posts as inspiration, tonight our blogs are twins.

1. Top Three Favorite Things About Today
                 1. Acing Ap Gov
                 2. Orange Leaf with Kelsey after school
                 3. Prom dance circle party in the parking lot

2. Top Three Things We're Looking Forward Too
                 1. Graduation
                 2. Open Houses!
                 3. Camp duh.

3. A picture with both of us that we really love
4. Favorite Quote
            "No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind." - Taylor Swift

5. Quick! Name a song that describes our friendship!
                    "True Friend" - Catherine
                    " Stacey's Mom"- David...
                   " For You I Will"- Kenzie

6. A Picture That Makes Us Smile

7. Top Three Favorite Songs Right Now
               1. Call Me Maybe
               2. Everybody's Got Somebody But Me
               3. God Damn You're Beautiful

Check out Moll's post!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


February is one of the hardest months to get through in my opinion. Its cold, the only holiday is Valentine's Day which is no fun if you're single, it kind of is snowy but not really and all I can do is countdown till spring break. So instead of actual sunshine, I've been making my own sunshine. 175 songs, multiple pins, and Disney movies later- there's no way you cannot feel happier.

Everyday there's a thousand things that somehow pass us by, Go cut through the noise so you can know what love sounds like I'm turnin' your frequency, to 106 point me so there's no distractions. take a breath take it in love has no expiration date. My heart will always beat for you at a constant rate it will outlast everything you think is set is stone it goes on and on and on and on, On and on and on and on...

- Neon Lights

I look so good without you got me a new hair due looking fresh and brand new since you said that we were through

- I look so good

“Celebration when your plan is working? Anyone can do that.

But when you realize that the story of your life could be told a thousand different ways,

that you could tell it over and over as a tragedy,
but you choose to call it an epic,

that's when you start to learn what celebration is.

When what you see in front of you is so far outside of what you dreamed,

but you have the belief, the boldness,

the courage to call it beautiful instead of calling it wrong,

that's celebration.”

-Cold Tangerines

Making sunshine isn't that hard when you want to be happy.


So about a month ago, I got to go home. I piled in the car with Mary Claire, Maggie, Alli and Sarah and we drove the hour drive to camp. We got breakfast at Einstein's and ate lunch at the Wrights'. Then we waited for our fellow CILTs to arrive. It amazes me that almost 2 years has passed and I'm still friends with these people. They still managed to make me laugh, cry and they still want to listen to me. My favorite part though, is that through these 2 years, I have become friends with people not only in my own CILT sesh, but all the CILTs. Some of them I became friends with this summer, like Mary Claire, David and Soaps. Some of them I became friends with from home, like Alli, Kaitlyn, Avery and Emily. And some of them just became my friends like Maggie.

Although we can't stay at camp forever, we can live like we're at camp. Camp living is just being the best version of yourself, loving everyone regardless of what they have done, forgiving others and yourself, celebrating the little things in life, finding joy in everyday life, and laughing really hard. I think that's the best lesson I have learned from these people. They have taught me that camp living is possible and happens everyday. Sometimes I feel that these reunions are overkill to be honest. I do love camp and I do love these people but I just want to talk to them and learn about their lives and where they are right now- not play games. I think that although its great to remember CILTs, its more important to develop the relationships that were built during CILTs. I plan on being friends with these people for a long time and having them as a part of my life. This team has my back and I have theirs- no matter what life throws at us.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wisdom Teeth,Chipmunk Cheeks and Assembly Hall

On the second week of break, I was lucky enough to get my wisdom teeth taken out. I spent my last few days of freedom before chipmunk cheeks with some of my favorite people. I crafted with Grace, Kenzie, and Molly. Some of my favorite memories from the summer are with these girls. I love how we laugh and play our traditional "Who Am I?" game. We made crayon crafts, talked about life, and danced. The next morning, I woke up at 12 and got ready for my surgery. I was so nervous. My fear of needles was really starting to kick in as I sat in the chair and calmly explained to the doctor that I hate needles and would love some laughing gas before I got my IV. He laughed. Nice guy.
I don't remember much after the IV except waking up and being taken to my mom. The next few days of break consisted of me sleeping, taking medicine and watching tv. Luckily, I have really great friends that came to visit me. Zach stopped by on Wednesday and babysat me when my mom had to leave. We watched the Hangover 2 and he made fun of my chipmunk cheeks. The next day, Catherine brought me a milkshake and we talked about break and watched tv. Then Matt and Molly stopped by and made me laugh. I really love them.
For New Year's Eve, my family went down to IU and saw the basketball team crush Ohio State. After the game, we went to dinner in Bloomington and just talked. I love how now we can simply enjoy being in each other's company without actually planning activites. Although I did not have a wild New Year's Eve, I spent it with the five people who mean the world to me.
I miss break. I miss being able to be with the people I really care about 24/7. I miss sleeping in till 1. I miss lounging all day every day. But break has to end as all good things do. The space in between breaks make us love them even more. Now its back to school and working hard. But the end of this break also kicks off the start of my last semester of high school ever. That's scary and exciting and nerve wracking all the same time. I love this place and these people. So here's to the beginning of the best semester of Cathedral High School.

Silent Night

Christmas was a great way to start the second week of break. I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday season. I love going to Mass with the Ackermans. I love dinner with the fam. I love laughing with the family. I love opening new Christmas pjs on Christmas Eve. I love how we watch Christmas movies until 12 and then go to bed. I love reading the Christmas story with my family and how in the morning, we race downstairs and open presents. I love when John gets really excited about Christmas and loves watching people open presents. I love how after presents, we lounge around and do a lot of nothing. I love Christmas dinner. I love the Ackermans and my family have dinner and laugh and play games and get really competitive. But most of all, I love the feeling of peace that comes with Christmas and how everyone just loves everyone. I wish everyday was like Christmas. As I get older, I'm beginning to realize that if we approach each and everyday with the same excitement and hope that we do Christmas- life will be better. We will love more, laugh more often, and happiness will become our gift to others. That's what I really wish for this year : to live everyday like Christmas.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Break Weekend #1

This break has not been like what I planned, but that's okay. After my grade narrowed down to about 30 kids due to an unfortunate incident- it's made making plans a lot easier, but bittersweet. Saturday night, John, Catherine, Aly, Zach and I all went over to Aly's house to watch movies and bake Christmas cookies. I like being around these people. They make me laugh and smile and feel good about myself.
Tonight, Caroline, Liv, Paige, Aly and I all crafted. We made crayon crafts, painted, talked and watched 27 Dresses. As we wandered around Wal-Mart and tried to decide what amount of crayons was appropriate, Caroline said, "Guys last year we would've been trying to decide what party to go to. Now we're deciding how many crayons to buy. Gosh I love senior year". She was kidding but not really. This break hasn't been what we all imagined but it's been good. Lots of movie nights and crafting and talking which are all really really great things. Maybe we don't get to party every night but sometimes it's the hanging out part that you remember the most. This break has taught me that it's not what you're doing but who you are with. I am with some really great friends and I can't wait to see what else break has in store.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


This is Olivia Odle.

This was the first time we met. She was friends with Kelsey from back in their Huron days. She went to Cathedral but we didn't know each other. She didn't know my name for the first week of our friendship- how insulting. She was a Pathfinder in Shoshone the weeks I worked Day Camp. We became friends and bonded over a creepy vampire song played during powwow that no one else seemed to find disturbing. Then she went home and I stayed at camp and met Ellie Pearl- Olivia's best friend. When I came home for school, we went school supplies shopping together. It was great fun. Then we became best friends.
I really love Olivia. She is so honest and makes me laugh all the time. Even though she's two grades younger than me, I feel like she is my age. She gives me advice and we chat about just about everything. I've trained her to like phone calls and to take jokes too far. I love how we call each other Merms and Herff Jones models, because well we are. She is one of my best friends in the whole world and I don't know how I am going to be able to function without her next year. Olivia is so strong and even though she doesn't like share her life with others- I'm glad she lets me in. I don't what I would do without her. I love my Baby Merm.