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Starting Middle School

In Uncategorized on August 20, 2014 at 2:55 am

My goal is principal scholar.  I have a good friend in all my classes and made a new friend.  I’m excited to be back in GT (I missed it last year…I got pulled out because I was “locally identified” and my grade’s slipped a little in 4th grade after my brother died and my dad went to jail…I got my first C on a report card).  Since I got back to A/B honor roll and kept it through 5th grade, I got back in.  I think it helped that my PASS tests were good, my MAP test showed growth, and I got into DUKE TIP. 


From 8/13 to 8/14

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2014 at 2:41 am

A year ago I wrote my last blog entry.  I haven’t written in so long because from August to December my life revolved around cheer-leading.  I kept baking but it was mostly for cheer fundraisers, teachers’ meetings, church events, and family celebrations.

My grandparents celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary just after my 10th birthday last October.

My Pop Warner Blue Eagles Cheer Team place 2nd at Nationals in Raleigh, NC.  So we went to the finals at Disney World in Orlando, FL.  To say there was some cheer drama would be an understatement.  It also took a toll on the family budget for Christmas. Yet, it was an experience of a lifetime and I’m glad I had it.  But I’ve done it and moved on.  

I relaxed through the spring and baked a lot just for fun.  I helped my mom decorate two sewing themed tables for our annual church ladies’ banquet, thanks to a generous family friend (my BFF’s grammy) who loaned us so much awesome vintage stuff.

The summer was full of fun, including horseback riding lessons, swimming, volleyball camp, visits to Great Falls to see my Granmuzzy & JJ, and a couple of trips in our family’s new camper (my stepdad invested his tax return in family fun). I got to talk to my dad on the phone a couple of times and I’m glad he gets out of jail soon. 

I’m not doing cheer again this year.  I almost did.  In fact I tried out for a competitive team and was accepted, but the group that was putting it together fell apart.  I was crushed and I prayed about what God would have me do.  I realized the cheer focus had been affecting my relationship with God, but not always in a good way.  So I decided to try some other things.  I still wonder sometimes what’d it’d be like if I was still a cheerleader. So many of my friends are.  And I’ve had to pray through some hard feelings when I realized that without the common sport some of my friends no longer care to spend much time with me, but my prayers have made me stronger and time with God much sweeter.  I still love all my friends even the ones I don’t spend much time with anymore.  I pray they all have a great year of cheer and hope for the best for each of them!