Saturday, February 23

Bombing photos

Photobombing is an art form, don't you think so?
I've found some pictures from our library that are some gems for sure...
 Go Jonah...this is a terrible picture...
 The moms even know how to do it!
 One of these things is not like the others, eh?
 Okay, this one was accidental but still awesome!

 Homeschoolers know how to do it right...

 This one is like a double photobomb...

Spazzo alert everyone...

Wednesday, February 20

On beauty

Most of you guys probably know that I really like makeup. I first started wearing it I think when I was twelve, I only used mascara, blush, and lip gloss, but I felt so incredibly grown-up! There was really no difference in my appearance, but just the knowledge that I was wearing makeup made me feel so much more beautiful than I felt without it. When I was thirteen, I got my first eyeliner, and now I honestly can't remember why I even wore makeup before eyeliner. 
My eyeliners are my favorite makeup products, because eyeliner is multifunctional, partially depending on how you apply it. The way that I do it (a full line on the top with a teeny weeny wing and about a half line on the bottom) widens and brightens my eyes, and also fills out my meager lashes.
Today I didn't feel like putting on any makeup and I was eating my breakfast when I noticed Audrey staring at me making odd faces. I locked eyes with her to make sure she knew I was asking her what in the world she was doing. (sisters can do that with just looks)
"Are you wearing makeup?"
"Not right now."
" any?"
" look kinda your eyes are just less...poppy."

One can always depend on younger siblings for a confidence boost, right?
Oddly enough, this didn't offend me...probably because I know that my eyes look "less poppy" without makeup. It's not a big deal though. 

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:3-4
I know most of you are going "BAHAHAHAA!!!! MEREDITH, A MEEK AND QUIET SPIRIT!!"
Yeah, I'm working on that...
But I think the important thing to notice in this verse is that God doesn't care what you look like, He wants you to be more attentive to your spiritual life and your relationship with Him.
I think you can take this verse to several different degrees depending on your personal beliefs, but the way I'm going to take it is this: You can look nice, but don't let your looks control you. True beauty comes from God.

Monday, February 18

What happens in my mind

I really don't have anything prepared to say, and honestly my brain isn't working, so today I'm just going to start typing down whatever pops into my head.
I wonder when I'll go to the beach's been a while since I was there! If I hadn't been in Mississippi I would have gone on Saturday for a surprise party...
I wonder how that was! I saw the pics and I talked to some of the people who were there but I really just wanted to be there! I heard it was awesome though, but cold. 
I also learned that blow dryers are how you unfreeze someone. 
There's a banquet this Saturday that I'm really excited about but also nervous...but it should be fun! I'll prolly post pics! IF YOU ASK NICELY. 
How do you deal with stressed family members? I usually just ignore them...just wondering.
Soo...drama is fun...
But yeah...the other day I was in a talent show. It was fun! I was in about five acts...but it worked out cuz I was a part of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning acts. 
I learned also that my voice can go unnaturally high. 
And also that making people laugh is awesome. 
And also that public speaking not only doesn't have to kill you, it can actually be really fun!
And also that my mind must be a scary place.
Does this explain to you at all why I am the way I am?
And this is me sort of organizing everything at least a little bit and really having to condense it all cuz I can't type fast enough to keep up with my brain! 
My fingernails are pink. I want to go outside and take pictures today...I haven't in a while. 
I'm going to shut up now.

Wednesday, February 6

On my birthday

So today I turn fifteen. That marks a very special occasion. Cuz I'm fifteen. You know what happens when you turn fifteen?
You're old enough to get your driver's permit!! x)
You're the same age as Lizbeth, Jesse, Joel, and who all knows who else! For now...
The song "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift finally applies to you.
So yeah! Also my mommy made me a cake which looks delicious...I think we may have to test it just to make sure though. It is chocolate with chocolate ganache filling, chocolate buttercream, and various chocolate bars all over the top...diabetes in cake form, in other words. But it looks yummy.
So instead of being all selfish and such like I normally would be on my birthday, instead I'm going to post sixteen things I'm thankful for, one for each year and one to grow on! :)
1. My God, my salvation, and the Bible - without these things I would be nothing, doomed to hell. But thank goodness I'm not!
2. My parents - I really don't know where I'd be without them. (Get it?? Cuz I wouldn't BE without them!! LOLOLOLOL)
3. My friends - you all are amazing and I love you so much!
4. Specifically my best friend Allie - she's such a blessing to me!! <3
5. Musicals
6. Chocolate
7. Frisbee
8. Facebook, texting, Skype, blogging - anything that keeps me in touch with everyone I love!
9. Linus - more on him later... <3
10. Jokes, pranks, humor, laughter - it makes my life soo much better!!
11. My grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, random people who I'm not sure are related to me but they always show up at the family reunions, so what can I say - you all keep my life interesting and are so supportive!! You're always there with a hug, or support, or a lame pickup line...
12. My camera
13. Sparkly zebra print socks
14. Squash
15. MUSIC - ANY KIND - it makes me so happy!!

Monday, February 4

I go spazzo

I don't really feel like saying anything deep or meaningful, because I'm just soo excited! This week is gonna be fuunn!! x)
Today I am going bowling...which I have a feeling could warrant a good self-ridicule post at a later date.
Tonight my little sister has a spelling bee...she's nervous...
Wednesday is nothing special...except maybe one teeny little thing...
Thursday we have PE...
Friday we have co-op...and that night we get to go to Fine Arts at PCC to hear the Jaffe family! I'm suuuuper pumped for that, like soo much it's kind of's just gonna be one boss concert. Legit.
Saturday is gonna be boring as boring goes. And by boring I mean SO TOTES NOT BORING.
So yeah! I'm in a good, crazy mood today, and thusly I pity anyone who has to come in contact with me!
I hope your Monday is going as great as mine is, and that your week will be fun too!
I'm going to shut up and go eat breakfast now.
I just looked at the date on the video I just posted (Monday, February 4) and I literally almost died inside.
Cuz I thought it was my birthday.
I thought I had forgotten my own birthday.