Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Big City

First, I would like to start by saying that the reason why I am writing a post now is because I am trying my hardest to avoid math. I should really be working on math homework, and studying for my test on Thursday, but it really doesn't sound all that fun. So, I will sit here and write about my fairy tale life so that my wonderful fans can read about me.

July has been a very busy month, but a really enjoyable one at that. In my previous post, I wrote about being able to spend time with some of my closest friends, the Brdickas. That was only the beginning of July. So much has happened since.

My family has almost finished getting ready to leave for Ecuador (Almost is relative though, because there is still much to do).

The basement is now ready to be lived in (I've actually been living in it for almost 3 weeks now). We painted the whole basement, set up the kitchen, and just turned it into a more apartment like place.

The upstairs is also close to being ready for the renters (who come in August 5th!). As I write there is someone above me painting the whole main floor. Also at the end of this week we are getting new blinds! Furthermore, we just got some wood floors put in upstairs. They will be wonderful! no longer do we have to avoid eating in the dining room because we don't have to worry about the carpet being stained.

Here is a picture of the wood floors in our
living room and dining room.
Also, the white walls are being painted
a somewhat gold color, and the dining room (or the green/blueish wall)
is going to be painted another color, although I am not sure what color.

All that we are doing to our house is so exciting, because we haven't done much to the house since we moved in. So it's going to be like a brand new house to us!
Although I have been busy with fixing up the house, and helping my parents pack, I've also been busy in other ways. July 14th I flew out to Chicago to visit my sister, and to go to a family reunion. Going to Chicago was probably the most exciting thing I have done all summer. I arrived Wednesday afternoon to a lot of heat and a lot of traffic! I will admit that after being in Chicago, I am very very thankful for Colorado's weather! It was hard to do anything but sit in front of a fan all day to try to stay cool in Chicago.

Being in Chicago was very relaxing for the most part. Thursday, the day after I got there, my sister (Rachel), her husband (Jason), my nephew (Judah), my older brother (Steven), and my younger sister (Julianna) and I went jet skiing on lake michigan. Okay, my nephew didn't go jet skiing, but he did sleep in the shade while the rest of us went jet skiing. On Friday, Rachel, Judah, Steven, Julianna and I drove (five hours) to Spring Hill Camp in Michigan for my grandparent's 50th anniversary. (My parents and 4 of my younger siblings had left the day before to visit some friends). At the camp, we spent a lot of time eating, swimming, zip lining, and doing other activities. I also spent a lot of time on Math. Probably about 14 hours.
My adorable little nephew, Judah. (2 1/2 months)
This face always makes me laugh :)
Judah with a couple of his loving uncles. This was soon after I arrived in
Chicago and I had just recently met Judah.
My entire family on my mom's side. I believe this is the first picture that we have
ever taken of all of us.

Sunday afternoon, we got back to my sister's apartment and from then until Tuesday we pretty much just lounged around and relaxed (I did some more math). I flew back to Colorado on Tuesday with Julianna. (Steven flew out the day before). It was a really good trip. It was great to see my aunts, uncles, cousins, and celebrate my grandparents anniversary. My cousins on my mom's side are all at least 5 years younger than I am, and we have never been too close with them due to being in Ecuador for most of my life, but we all get along for the most part.

Well I better run, because I have a 3 hour math class that I need to be at this evening, and I still have more homework to do!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Brd Filled weeks.

So, two Sundays ago, I was privileged enough to pick up a Julie Brdicka from the airport and take her to Summit. I was able to take her to my house for awhile, and take her to my brother's house. This is an exciting thing for me, because in the 10+ years that I have known the Brdickas, they only came to our house once, and that was when we lived in Ecuador.

So, I was able to show Julie around my home, and also catch up and have some good times with her. I will admit that our time together was far too short.
Julie being... Julie

This picture definitely describes our relationship.

Anyways, to continue my story, I will tell you that I found out on Thursday night (late), that Rachel Brdicka and Mrs. Brdicka were coming to Colorado THAT Sunday (three days later), JUST to help my parents pack, and get ready for Ecuador. I was ecstatic. You must understand that the Brdicka and my family have always been very close. We're practically family to each other. So, when we get together, barely once a year, it's always a fun, enjoyable, and crazy time!

This time around, we have all been very busy. Since Mrs. Brdicka only came to Colorado to help us, Mrs. Brdicka and my mom are pretty much go, go, go. Although, Rachel and I have found time to have some fun, as you can see.

We spent a lot of time taking a photo shoot... we definitely stayed up way too late to have this fun.
We're crazy together, and it's ALL good =)

We got some fun pictures.

We also spent a lot of time trying to be creepers. I believe we did a good job. Agreed?

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I have decided that Craigslist.org is such an intriguing website. There's the 'free' section 'furniture' section, and my favorite: the 'childcare' section.

Not only have a I found SEVERAL jobs off of craigslist.org (thank you 'childcare' section :)) but the other day I found a 32 inch, in good condition, tv for $10 bucks.

This tv is now sitting in my new, recently moved in, room.

I literally could spend hours a day on this site, but you should all know that I am too cool, and too busy being cool to do something like that.

I find it very interesting to look at what people may be giving away, selling, or looking for. I love to find other people's junk and make it my own treasure.

Yes, I'll admit it, my mom was always excited to see a garage sale whenever we were in the U.S., so I guess I was influenced by that.

Craigslist always (or almost always), if you look hard enough, has something for you at a really good deal.

That is why I like Craigslist... just in case ya'll wanted to know that.

Friday, July 2, 2010

911- My First Emergency Call

To make a long story short, I just thought I would let you know that the first time I was in an actual emergency, I forgot what number it was to call 911. Before you judge me for this, realize that I WASN'T thinking... "oh what's the number for 911?" But I was thinking more along the lines of... "What is that number that you call for emergencies?"

You also have to understand what I had JUST seen. I had seen one of my friends just start flipping and flopping down the incline. He literally looked like a rag doll. When I was hurrying down to get to him, I literally thought "he could be dead."

I was SO thankful to see him move.

Once I got to him, the fear of him dying returned... He was so bruised, scratched, and he kept moaning, and he could hardly move.

The next time I go up the incline, I will make sure none of my friends will run down, or do anything remotely dumb on it.