Showing posts from October, 2018


October 31, 2018 Spooky Halloween 
Today was a very special day... reformation day! But, seeing as I'm not Catholic, I just went to school like I do every other day. Dad dropped Tevia and me off at door 2 around 8:10, and then I went to class and everything went great and school was boring as usual. After school, Dad picked me up again and we went home, where I got all my gear for youth group, and then I dropped Jana off at work and went over to the church. Codie and I practiced for music, and then we went downtown because Caleb needed pictures of teens standing in front of what used to be the Hostile Hornet for a project that he won't tell us about. So, we went down there, picking up Leonie from the school on the way, and then we went back to the church for youth group. There weren't as many people tonight, but we still had a good time, and then afterwards we had tacos for dinner. After I got everything cleaned up and good, we went home and went to bed.


October 30, 2018 More Math
This morning I got up and went to school, where we had Bible study. Afterwards, I had all my classes, including a biology test which I didn't do super great on (I didn't fail it though). After school, I went home where Dad and I ran down to the camp to take some pictures of the new buildings, and then I went to work, where I sat for awhile and did math homework until my shift started. I was on front counter, which was pretty fun, and then after work, I swang by Burger King (didn't actually buy anything, just stopped to say hi to a friend who was working) and then went home and went to bed.


October 29, 2018 Back to School
Today I woke up a little earlier than normal and got ready for school, and then drove in to have breakfast with Caleb and Codie. On the way to town, I noticed there was a lot of cars outside the bus garage, including police and ambulances, and I later found out that one of the bus drivers had been killed while sitting in his car. I went to school and everything went well, and then after school, I went over to Grandpa and Nana's where I had Nana help me with my math, and then I went home and worked on a project before going to bed.


October 28, 2018 Gail came to visit
This morning I got woken up by Dad, and thinking that we most likely had to leave in a few minutes, I hurried to get ready for church without checking the time; only to find out upstairs, that I actually could have slept almost another hour before getting ready. We went to church, and it was cool, and then after church, we went home. I grabbed a quick lunch of chips, and then I went over to Jeremy and Sherri's where I picked up Steven. We drove into Detroit Lakes and found him some ice skates at the Boys and Girls club, and then we went and met Codie at the Kent Freeman arena where we skated for about a half hour. After Steven was all tired, he wanted to watch me skate, so I went out and did some tricks on the ice with Neil (who was there with Isaac, Eli, and Aiden) and then we went over to Dairy Queen to get some ice cream before I dropped him back off with Jeremy and Sherri. I went home, where it turned out the Waller's had come to visit, a…


October 27, 2018 Working All Day
This morning I was finally able to sleep in, and then I got up, lounged around for awhile, and then took off for work. I was working at Taco John's from 11 to 5, and it was a lot of fun, as I got to be on drive-thru. After work, I drove home, and then Mom went and got pizza for dinner when she picked up Jana. After dinner, I video-chatted with Caro for awhile, and then went to bed.


October 26, 2018  Last Day of Work
This morning I got up at my usual time again and had Bible study before school, where we talked about our thought life. Then, I had all my classes and they went well. After school, I went home, changed, and then went in to Country Kitchen for my last day of work there. It went well, and was slow enough that I did all my College Algebra homework during my shift. After I was done working, I had a chicken wrap and fries for dinner, and then went and picked up Jana from Grandpa and Nana's since Mom and Dad were still on their way back from Bryant and Alyssa's wedding. We hung out there for awhile, and then came home and went to bed.


October 25, 2018 No work!
Today I woke up early and went into to school for Bible study. It went pretty well, and we talked about loving our enemies, and then I had my normal classes. Everything went by pretty quickly, and then after school I went home and started cleaning my room, cause it was kinda a mess. I got my entire office cleaned, and then I gave up on the rest and just rested until dinner, and then I took a nap until bedtime.


October 24, 2018 My Favorite Day of the Week
This morning it was my job to bring Jana over to Grandpa and Nana's, which I did. Then I went to school, but not before grabbing some breakfast from their house. Leonie said she'd help me with my Spanish, but the wifi was broken again, so instead we just talked until school started. Lunch was taco in a bag, which is like my favorite, and then after school, I went over to the grocery store and bought mac and cheese makings, which Codie and I then made at the church. We had practice for youth group, and then youth group went really great as well. Afterwards, I loaded up Jana and Tevia into the car and we went home and went to bed.


October 23, 2018 Give the People Their Tacos
This morning I got up and went to school for Bible study, pretty early, but someone hadn't put fuel in the car so I was hardly able to make it to the gas station to get gas. I also saw Alex Brained there and so I said hi to him. School went great except for the internet breaking half the day, and then after school, I ran home, changed, and went into town for work. I didn't have to be at work for awhile, so I went and got some new shoes at Payless, then went to MState and got a renewed student ID, and then I finished up by going to the DLCCC and figuring out my free student membership to the pool and gym. After that, I went to work where I had to watch a bunch of training videos about dealing with hangry customers, and then I got trained in by a girl named Morganne, and I learned how to do all the stuffs. After work, I went home and worked on my computer a little before bed, almost getting killed by the skunk smell outside the house.


October 22, 2018 They Stabbed Me This morning was horrible and I had to get up early again and go to school and I didn't like it at all. Dad drove us to school at 8AM, just in time to make it to class at 8:20. School went well, and then as soon as classes were over, Dad and Jana picked me up, and after making sure Tevia got to her first day of Basketball practice, we went home so I could grab some things, and then we went into Detroit Lakes so I could go to the dentist. They stabbed me with needles and shot me full of novocaine, and then I had a filling in the back on each side on the top. It took about 3 minutes per side, and I was out of there in less than a half hour. We stopped by Country Kitchen so that I could drop off my notice of resignation, and then we went and picked up Tevia from practice. Nana was coming over for dinner, so we had to clean a little, and then we had roast and potatoes with New York Pear crisp dessert. I worked on my computer for a while after dinner, an…


October 21, 2018Church in Chicago
This morning we got up and had an absolutely fabulous breakfast at the Comfort Inn & Suites, with everything front donuts to waffles to sausages. After breakfast we hit the road with our goal to be in Chicago by 10:30 for church. I was allowed to choose the church, so we went to a very cool and trendy church called City Church Chicago, which is a part of the Hillsong Family. The service was great, and then afterwards we drove down the road a little until we stopped at a Walmart for unknown reasons. We got back on the road, and it was Jana's turn to drive, which meant we probably wouldn't survive the trip. Somehow she didn't kill us, and we kept driving until it was my turn, and then I drove till about an hour past the Wisconsin Dells where we stopped at a rest stop and I decided I didn't want to drive anymore. We eventually stopped for Taco Bell in Hudson Wisconsin, and then we finally made it home around 10:30PM. 


October 20, 2018The Wrong Hotel This morning I was able to sleep in at Kim and Sean's and then we went down to the main Lodge for a breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes, and toast. It was pretty good. After breakfast, we went for a walk around Camp Deerpark and saw all the different things they're doing. Then we walked the Blue trail and did all the challenges along with it, including wall climbs and trust falls. After we finished our walk, we went back to their house to pack, and then had tacos for lunch at the main Lodge place. After lunch, we finished packing, said our goodbyes, and took off for home, just 25 hours after we had arrived. We drove for a long time, and I took over driving somewhere in Pennsylvania, where it started raining and getting windy, to the point where there was almost 1/4 inch of rain on the road. We eventually switched drivers again about 30 minutes from Toledo Ohio, and then we checked into a Comfort Inn & Suites after accidentally trying to check …


October 19, 2018 Finally At Kim and Sean's
I was very rudely woken up at like 6:30 AM and had to get ready to go. Eventually, we had breakfast downstairs at 7 and it was actually good, unlike yesterday morning when all we had was cereal. Instead, we had eggs, sausages, waffles, juice, and all sorts of good things. After breakfast, I went to the bathroom and everyone left while I was gone, and so then I had to go find them. We finally got on the road and crossed back into the States and then took off towards Kim and Sean's. We finally got there around 1:30 in the afternoon, and then we left again almost right away to go pick up Jack and Elias from school. They don't go to a traditional school, but instead go to a Bruderhof community school, which is a little different than what we're used to. They gave us a tour of the area, and it was definitely an experience to remember. They were like cousins to Amish but not quite because they also were somewhat technologically advan…


October 18, 2018The Insanity Sets In This morning we had to get up around 5:30AM cause Dad wanted to leave as soon as possible. We got all our stuff together, checked out the free breakfast (which wasn't really a whole ton but still better than what I get most days at home) and then we took off. The first few hours I just kinda settled in and tried to fall back asleep, and then around 9:30, Mom and Dad decided Jana should drive. I just put on my headphones and prepared for the worst, finally about two hours later, we switched drivers and we weren't dead. We stopped for a bathroom and then went and looked a lighthouse before getting back in the car. We just kept driving until we had to stop for gas again, where we switched drivers yet again. Eventually we made it to the Canadian American border, where we crossed into Canada and headed towards Niagara Falls. I sat in the back and watched Monk on the laptop, so I'm not sure if anything interesting happened, but probably not. W…


October 17, 2018The Next Adventure Begins
This morning I got to sleep in until 7:45 because Dad was dropping me off at school. So I slept in and then grabbed a bite to eat before running out the door. School went well, although it seemed unusually long. After school, Dad was waiting outside for me and Tevia, so we went out, drove home, and started packing for our trip to New York. As soon as Mom got home, we loaded up the van, did some last checks, and we were off. Out destination for the night was Duluth, and we got there around 9:45 or so. We checked into our hotel, a Super-8 in Superior, and started getting settled. Jana and Tevia took one bed, Mom and Dad the other, and I had the rollaway as usual. I was hungry so I walked across the street and got a jalapeno cheddar brat with ketchup and mustard for $2.08. I ate that back at the room, and then took a nice long hot shower before going to sleep.


October 16, 2018 Interview with the Paper
This morning I woke up to Mom pounding on my door, yelling cause I didn't get up as early as I was supposed to. I rolled out of bed and made my way upstairs. We had family devotions, and then I took Jana over to Grandpa and Nana's house, and had a poptart for breakfast over there before heading to school. All my classes went smoothly, especially History and Psychology, because since we aren't really doing anything huge before MEA break, I was able to just put in earbuds and listen to music during class. After school, I drove over to the church where Caleb, Zenia and myself all had an interview with the paper about Speed the Light. After that, I went over to the grocery store to see Jana, and then went and got my haircut at the YakShak. It went pretty quickly, and then I went home after stopping at the bank. We just had a casual feed-yo-face dinner, and then I took a shower and worked on my computer before bed.


October 15, 2018I Love Tacos
This morning I snoozed my alarm almost 5 times before finally getting up at 6:42 (original alarm set for 6AM). I drove into town and met Caleb, Codie, Zenia, Karen, and Chad for breakfast at the Palace Cafe. We all had breakfast and then talked for a while about how we aren't supposed to be comparing ourselves to others as Christians. I drove up to the school and got to class with 2 minutes to spare, but still somehow beat the teacher to the class. School went well, and then after school, Tevia and I rushed home before I changed and went into town for my first day at Taco John's! I got there about 5 minutes early (the manager was pretty impressed) and then I had my orientation, which took about 2 hours and was mostly paperwork (I was being paid $10/hour to be there though, so I didn't mind). After I finished everything, I left and the manager said he'd text me to get me on the schedule. After I got home, we had dinner and then after taking a…


October 14, 2018 Sleepy Sunday
Today I slept in as long as possible before having to get up and go to church. Mom and I were leading worship in church, and it seemed to go pretty well. After church, we packed up our stuff and went home. We sat around for a while and I messed around on my computer a little, and then Jana, Tevia and I went over to Grandpa and Nana's house. We hung out there for a while and I didn't mean to stay quite so long except I fell asleep on the couch, so then we went home and I played some music and had some dinner and the such before going to bed. 


October 13, 2018Dare 2 Share Live
This morning I woke up to my alarm at 4:30 AM... I crawled out of bed, got ready to go, had some oatmeal for breakfast, and then was on the road by 5:15. I picked up Codie at her house, and then we went to the church and loaded up into the van. It ended up being just me, Codie, Tristan, Bradly, and Ben showing up at the church, and then we picked up Matthew, Josh, and Sue in Staples. We stopped at the Clearwater travel plaza for gas, bathroom, and donuts, and then we finally got to Grace Church in the Twin Cities. We explored for awhile, and then it was time to start, so we went and found our seats. It was a lot smaller this year, with only about 30 kids compared to last years 300ish. We had worship and stuff, and then we had pizza for lunch before going out and knocking on doors. Basically what we would do is ask them if they'd like to donate canned food to local foodshelves and homeless shelters, and then if they would let us, we'd talk to th…


October 12, 2018 My Fries were Cold :(
This morning I got up and went to school as usual, and then I walked down to All-in-All to get donuts with Leonie and Codie. We had Bible study, and then afterwards, I had all my classes. After school, I went home for a few minutes, had a little food, and then left to go into work. I was supposed to get off around 8ish or before, but instead ended up staying there and not getting home till almost 9:30, and when I did get home, the food that I had brought home for myself was cold! Was kinda gross but I ate it anyway cause I was so hungry. Then I went to bed.


October 11, 2018 Interview Day
This morning I got up and the world was covered in white! I went into town and had Bible Study with Codie, Zenia, and Brady before school. All my classes went well, except for during choir, I had to go take a vision test that didn't make any sense. For lunch, we had BBQ rib sandwiches which were amazing. After school, Tevia and I went home and hung out there. I had turned in an application for Taco John's the other day, and they called and asked me to come in for an interview, so I brought Jana to work, and then on the way into Detroit Lakes, I ran into Alex Brainerd and so I stopped and talk to him for a bit. I went to the Country Kitchen and put in my vacation days, and then I went over to Taco John's where I got a free soft drink while I waited. My interview went well, and I scheduled an orientation for Monday. Then I went home, cleaned some of the houses, made a salad for dinner, and then once Mom and Dad and Jana all got home we had dinne…


October 10, 2018 It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
This morning I woke up and realized that I had set my alarm too early, and so I was able to go back to sleep. I eventually got up and Dad dropped us off at school, and then I worked on my Spanish with Leonie, as she's in Spanish 6. Right before school ended, Dad picked Tevia and me up for Dental appointments. They went well, except we both need two fillings (my very back teeth have a small hole in them apparently). After that, we ran home, and then I went in to youth group. We all hung out and practiced, and then did youth group, which went well. Afterwards, I sat and talked and prayed with a new guy named Mike, who is super awesome and like 25 or something. Afterwards, we drove very slowly through the snow back to our house.


October 09, 2018 Cross Country Meet Day This morning I got up and went into school and had Bible Study before school, and then made it through my classes. For lunch, we had turkey gravy on mashed potatoes, which was good but made me feel sick for the rest of the day for some reason. After school Tevia and I stopped by home, grabbed some things, and then went up to Pelican Rapids because Becca had asked me to come to help her do photos of the cross country team running for the yearbook and such. Tevia and I hung out there and I did that, and then we went home afterward, and Dad made pasta for dinner. After dinner, I worked on my computer for a while, and then went to bed.  


October 08, 2018 Back to School Today was Monday, so of course, we got up and went to school. I got up a little earlier than normal and went to the Palace Cafe where I met up with Caleb, Codie, and Zenia and we all had breakfast together and talked about the fruits of the spirit. I drove up to the school afterward and made it through all my classes. After school, Tevia and I went over to Grandpa and Nana's, and then I went into town for the volleyball game, and then came back for dinner. After hanging out at Grandpa and Nana's for a little longer, we went home where eventually Dad and Jana came home from visiting Grandpa and Grandma. 


October 07, 2018 Just Your Regular Sunday
This morning I slept in until it was time to leave for church, and then we left and went to church. Church went well, and nothing unexpected happened. After church, we went home and had some lunch, and then just chilled at home for a while. We got bored eventually, so we went over to Grandpa and Nana's house where we hung out, watched football, and then had dinner. After eating, we went home and went to bed. 


October 06, 2018 Sleeping In
Today was awesome, because I got to sleep in till 10:30 for the first time in like forever! When I finally got out of bed, I did some cleaning, and then I went over to Grandpa and Nana's, where Nana helped me with math, and then I had some breakfast. After breakfast, I went into the school to watch the Volleyball game at 1pm, and then after that, I went back to our house where I chilled with the girls until it was time to go down to camp for the Vergas Hairy Man race. I ended up out on the trail taking people's pictures as they ran by and making sure they went the right way. After the race, we ate some free food, and then went home.


October 05, 2018 Finally Fridaaaayyyy
This morning I got up and drove into the school again for Bible Study, and then after all my classes were done, Tevia and I drove home. Dawson was over at our house, so I said hello to him before taking off and going to work. I went into town a little early, and so I went to Taco John's and got a free taco before going over to the Country Kitchen. My manager thought that I would be able to go home around 7:30, but instead I ended up being there until 9. I went home after getting a little bite to eat, and fell asleep right away cause I was exhausted.


October 04, 2018 Taco John's and Wal-Mart
This morning I got up, and then went to school around 7:30. I stopped by the gas station to pick up some donuts for Bible Study, and then I got to the school. The school day went well without anything very interesting happening. After school, I ran home to pick up Jana, but she wasn't there, so I went to Grandpa and Nana's. She wasn't there either, so I called her, to find out they just got home. I went home and picked her up, and then we went to DL where we went to Taco John's so that I could use the wifi and redeem my free tacos. We hung out there for awhile until my computer was finished, and Codie, Zenia, and Gabe all were there too (at different times) so we talked to them too. After my computer was done doing its thing, we went to Wal-Mart where we got the things we needed to get, and saw the Turman's, and then we went home where Grandpa and Nana had come over for dinner. After they left, we went to bed. 


October 03, 2018 It's Snowing!!!
This morning I took advantage of being able to sleep in a little, and didn't have to leave until about 7:30AM. I had breakfast over at Grandpa and Nana's, and then I drove to school. All my classes were fun, and for lunch we had chili which was really good! After school, I ran through the rain, and drove over to the church, where I got all my stuff unpacked, and then hung out with Caleb and Codie there until it was practice time. We ended up having 3 drummers, 4 vocalists, a guitar, keyboard, and a mandolin all on the stage, which definitely had an interesting sound. After youth group, we had some dinner that Caleb's Mom had made, and then we went outside and it was snowing! I drove home with Jana and Tevia and then we hung out until bed.


October 02, 2018 Photo Shoot Day 
This morning I got up, and then after breakfast, I drove into town, stopping at the gas station to get a pack of donuts. I parked at the school, and then went to the commons because some of the kids from youth group are starting a Bible Study before school and I'm leading it. After that, I had all my classes as normal, and then right after school was over, I drove over to Karen's house and did photos of her kids. It took about a half hour, and then I went home and started editing them before going over to see Grandpa and Nana, and then picking up Jana from work. We had a bit of dinner and all hung out and talked for awhile, and then I went to bed.


October 01, 2018 The Music Man
This morning I got up at 6AM and then took off to meet Caleb and some other people from youth group at the Palace Cafe for breakfast. It ended up being Caleb, Me, Codie, Rylee, Karen, and Chad (until he had to leave). Caleb bought us breakfast and so we hung out there and talked about how we wanted our Bible study to go and stuff until around 8:10, when we went up to the school and made it to our classes just in time. For second hour, we had a sub still, and we were watching the Music Man, except inbetween every scene he would pause it and tell us about the history of that scene. He's probably my favorite sub so far. All my other classes went well, and then Tevia and I drove home after school and we went over to Grandpa and Nana's house where we took out the dock, and then chilled for awhile before coming home, having dinner, and then going to bed.