Thursday, October 16, 2008

Justin's Date

From Luby Lu Lu

Justin was forced to escort Gracie to the dance...

Just to show you opposites attract. Or do they?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baby Girl

I am posting this before anyone else in my family. It's going to be a girl!

Possible Careers

I know I'm too young to choose what I will be when I grow up, but here are some possible ones:
  1. Lawyer- I've always thought it would be fun to be paid to yell at people. But the downside is that the words have to mean something and law school looks boring...
  2. Journalist- My social studies teacher advised me to get a degree in journalism after reading my philosophy journal (I got the highest grade in the class!) Mom says that journalists either write or are on the radio. I think I would like to write. Unless they had free donuts at the news station...
  3. Linguist- Okay, I just showed that I cannot do this because I had to spell check for this ENGLISH word! The only reason I think I might be good at this is that in Spanish, it took me 3 minutes to complete the assignment assumed to take an hour (no, this was not an assignment on colors... it was on prepositions), so I started working on Latin. Boy, are they similar!
  4. Mathematician- I am in Honor's Algebra. If I did math, I DON'T want to do geometry. I want to work on philosophy of math, such as 9.999... = 1 because 1/3 +2/3 = .33333... + .66666... =.999999 = 1. (Sorry if I just lost you.) I also worked after school on proving that even though the graph on the Olympics showed that girls were getting faster more quickly than the boys, the boys would be faster because you would use exponents to better figure this out. My dad looked this up on the Internet, and we downloaded a collage credit PowerPoint on this same subject. (It was much more complex.)
  5. Dentist- Who doesn't want to put people in pain???
  6. Computer Technician- Computers are so much fun to play with. I taught myself to type in 2nd or 3rd grade, and I have to say I am pretty good with it....
  7. Mother- I love little children. They are SO cute and fun to be with.
  8. Teacher- see #7

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gracie's Rocking New Hair-style

How much cuter can you get?
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The Chosen

Sorry there is an overload on books I have just read. And I'm sorry to say that there are at least 5 more books on their way.

Okay, this book is The Chosen by Chaim Potok. I will be surprised if you haven't heard about it, but that is okay because I have already been surprised a lot...

This was actually the second time I read this book. This time I tried to be a little more open to Danny's father. It's hard... but I did it! I learned at the end that Danny's father is just trying to do his best because he loves his son. It just seems like Danny's father is not showing the love and attention that Danny needs. But it all turned out for the best. I just wished that the story could have had more of a happy ending than "I'm not going to be a rabbi! See you in a while!"

This book is NOT a fast read. I'm not saying it's a long book. You just have to go slowly through it to get it. It's not a mind-grabbing book... You have to try to get those little details.

In conclusion, read this book!

Remember when....

Ben and I attacked Angelo with our club that "came to disorder".

I got horse hair ALL over my clothes and the car...

Angelo and Doug refused to pull the handcart so it was just me, Ben, and Aleisha. And then we got treats from Aleisha for being troopers...

They gave us free ice cream cones at a restaurant!
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I took this random photo. P.S. If Coco-Cola wants this photo for an ad, I would be happy to sell it to them....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Spanish You NEED to Know

Use these at all times to impress your parents in order to prevent hacing to do chores.

5 MANDATORY Sentences:
  1. Quiremos nadar (en la piscina). We want to swim (in the pool).
  2. Necesito mirar Dora. I need to watch Dora.
  3. Necesitamos tomar la cena. We need to eat dinner.
  4. No mira televisión. Don't watch TV.
  5. No quiero cuidar mis harmanos/as. I don't want to watch my brothers/sisters.
4 Not So Mandatory Sentences:
  1. Ya organizamos mi cuarto. We already cleaned our room.
  2. Pero no tacamos mis intrumentes. But we haven't practiced our instruments.
  3. ¿Cómo está usted? How are you?
  4. ¿Dónde está el baño? Where is the bathroom?

3 MANDATORY phrases:

  1. montar en el bicicleta: to ride a bike
  2. ¡Feliz cumpleaños! happy birthday!
  3. el chocolate: the chocolate

2 Not-So Mandatory phrases:

  1. sacar la basura: to take out the trash
  2. trabajar: to work

1 AWESOME word:

  1. el carro: the car

I'm not kidding: "el carro" is Spanish for "the car".

Earthborn by Sylvia Waugh

This was a great book. At least it was this time. I have read this book about 4 times before, and never actually finished it. Well, this time I did...

It's about an alien couple (from Ormigat) that comes to Earth to do research. They are expected to stay for 20 years, while living as humanly as possible, and then leave to Ormigat. While they are on Earth, they have a baby girl named Nesta.

Well, about the fourteenth year, a mysterious disappearance happens, and the citizens are Ormigat are afraid that Earth may realize the connection between the disappearance of this boy and Nesta's family. (Read about the disappearance in Space Race by Sylvia Waugh.)

So the family is asked to leave. But Nesta doesn't want to leave. So, of course, she runs away.

3 Conclusions You Can Make From This Book:

  1. Aliens can be idiots.

  2. Running away from home makes thing VERY complicated.

  3. Home is best.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Republican Convention

Three things I learned from the Republican Convention:
  1. U-S-A spells oosa
  2. It's nice to clap and cheer
  3. There's always one guy in the audience that wants to be heard on TV


I haven't posted lately, so I decided to make some posts about my friends. This one is about Jamie. All of these pictures are from Girl's Camp. This particular picture is my favorite. I took it from a way away to get maximun fog effect. And let me tell you, it did get pretty foggy up there. The net behind Jamie is a vollyball one, in case you're wondering.
Jamie's very good at vollyball. She's showed that talent out at Girl's Camp, and in P.E.

OK, next picture: This one was taken just before the miraculous zipline. We did a "high adventure" that involved an obstacle course, and flying down a zipline. It was so much fun! Jamie was one of the first ones to hop on and fly down the hill on a board attatched to a rope. We were all flying down that thing. However, there was a problem of harnesses. You see, there was only one harness for the "little people". I guess I'm considered little. So the "big kids" got to go a little more with the "big kid" harness. But it all turned out good!

This picture was taken near the archery, where we all had plenty of "down time" to chat and take pictures. I think I got at least 5 good ones here. I love Jamie's smile. And she was a pretty good shoot. She had good aim, at least better than mine...

And this one was taken inside the tent- the blue tent. Jamie and I "tented" together as we were the only behives from our ward together. It was a lot of fun! We had a lot of chats, (especially about the Book of Mormon charecters I was currently reading about). Somehow, she put up with me. And I had a wonderful time getting to know her better.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hannah & Gretel

Some people don't get this:

Hannah is the name we used for "Hansel" because we didn't have any boys.

***Please comment***

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday on Monday and I am having a birthday party on Saturday. We are making this sunglasses cake, giving out flipflops, BBQing, and watching a movie on the projector while swimming. I can't wait to have such fun.

P.S. If you want to mail me presents, I will gladly accept them.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dad w/ Hair

In conclusion, my dad looks better with hair.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Potter Puppet Pals

I love the Potter Puppets Pals. Here are most of their movies:

My favorite one is the "School is for Loosers"

The Sleep Over

This is the second My Little Pony Movie. It is about a sleepover. Please comment.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Good Old Days

Ode to Winder Dairy Milk:

Milk, milk.
You rock.
Not even Roxy the cow
Can compare.
Esspecially if milk if taken with peanut butter and banana.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Grandma's Stay

My sisters and recently made a movie using our my little ponies, doll house furniture, a camera, the computer, and our brains. It is a really cute movie. We will continue to make little episodes of this, so tune in.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Grandma Madsen: Homeless

This is a picture of my poor, homeless Grandmother giving water to my cousin Ben while he was running. As you can see, she is very poor, and has only a blanket for a skirt. Those expensive running shoes she has on were stolen from someone on the street. So was the jacket. But, even being a thief, she volenteered to give Ben water.
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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Alien Attack!!!

This post is about my evil alien cousin, Lauren. She is an alien in disguise, and I have put this post up to prove it. As you can see, she has learned to use her evil hovering powers to attack us. Here is a picture of her, preparing to take over us with her evil assistant, Sophie.

This is a picture of Lauren's evil assistant. As you can see, she is very evil and cunning.

You'd never think that you'd see a picture of me being captured by aliens. Well, here it is. I am screaming, and my knees are in an odd jumping position. I have no idea how that happened. I was lucky to have escaped the aliens and be here alive. I used my super running powers to run away.

Maelynn, on the other hand, was not so lucky. She was also captured by the aliens, and didn't escape. Goes to show you what super running powers can do. May she RIP.

Now, be on the lookout for aliens. For they might be all around you in everyday life. Like my cousin, Lauren the alien.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Goldilocks and the 1 Dad

Here is some background on this subject: We were over at my grandparent's house for the night, and it was pretty late since we had been allowed to watch Mr. Holland's Opus.

Once upon a time, I was in the Bunk Room. The fan was on, but it was too hot with the blankets on. So I took them off. Then it was too cold without the blankets (, and the sheet didn't warm you up enough). So I finally decided to go into my parents' room into their bed. So I did, and it was nice and cool in there.

Then my dad came in and threw me off the bed, first my arms then my legs. And I never returned again.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wasatch Back Relay Relay

Okay. I will tell everyone beforehand that this post will make me look really good, so now you have been warned.

My Madsen family just did a long relay race this weekend (6/20-6/21). We got to stay in a car for 36 hours when not running, but we still had a lot of fun (,at least in van 1). We all did 3 legs. my legs added up to 13.3 miles.

At the starting line, my grandma was ready to go, but it wasn't time, so the starter did a little advertisement, and raced my cousin Ben, let him win, and gave him the trophy of a Myo Med pain relief lotion (that smells really bad). The starter basically walked, just to tell you.

Grandma had a good start, and we had fun squirting runners for the first couple of hours, during quite a few people's runs. (Then we decided that we were too tired to squirt anyone but our runners.) My cousin Ben (,who is my age) and I ran our first legs pretty well, although I thought that my first leg was my worst. Thankfully, the sky was overcast, and it wasn't nearly as hot as it was last year. (I didn't run it last year, though.) We got to go to our hotel after our van's run ahead of time. (GO US!) We swam, showered, and then headed back out for our night runs.

I ran at about 9 in complete dark, and our van finished at about 2. Then we got spaghetti dinner at 2:30 in the morning, and headed back to our hotel for a refreshing 1.5 hour sleep. Then we headed back for our last run at about 5.

My run was uphill, but I still kept up 10:30 minute miles. Ben ran with sweats on, and it looked like he kept pulling his pants up, though he informed us that his pants were just uneven, and he was trying to straighten them. *hehe*

Although it was fun, we were really glad when we got to the finish line. AND GOT FREE POPSICLES! :-) Our team averaged about 9 minute miles, I think. Dad will correct me if I'm wrong.

All in all, it was a very fun race, but I don't really feel like running it again until next summer. Right now, I'm working on catching up on the 8 hours of missing sleep. (I only got 2.)

If anyone else feels like running 15 miles, wearing a sweaty wristband, getting next to no sleep, and driving in a car for 30+ hours, comment, and we might find a place for you on our team next year.

Sorry that there are no pictures on this blog. I think my dad will put some on his.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Professional Cup-stackers?

This may be a surprise to you, but cup-stacking is a sport. A real competitive sport that quite a few people are engaged in. Anyway, Rachel and Gracie learned how to cup stack (with a bunch of paper cups), even though they are really little. It is so cute to see Gracie carefully putting one cup on top of the other. I can't wait until these guys are older and they can learn the tricks to cup-stacking. I don't know if they'd really like it since they wouldn't be allowed to knock them down into a mess, though. Here are some cute pictures of them and their cups:

Monday, June 2, 2008


Okay. I have a cousin named Joshua Sabey. He is in the nation's best track team and can run a 400 meters (once around a track) in 47 seconds! (I can run one in about 1:30.) But I know him from a very different perspective. Here are some photos to show you:

Aww... Josh.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Last Day of School

I am so glad that we only have ONE MORE DAY LEFT OF SCHOOL. 6th grade has been exhausting, and I can't wait to be able to sleep in until 8 (I usually get up around 6.) And to be able to read. And write. And swim. And play outside. And keep my room clean. The list continues. I'm really excited that this hard work has finally come to an end. Hopefully everyone else is getting out of school soon, too.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Happy Day at the Lake

I love Kimmer's face.
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Wan' Summa This?

Recipie for this DELICIOUS bread soon.
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Some Questions

  • Why isn't Puerto Rico a state when Hawaii is?
  • What is the most important thing that everything is based on in this world?
  • Why do we say "a lie" and "the truth"?
  • What is truth?
  • Why do we park in a drvieway and drive in a parkway?
  • How do we know atoms exist if we have never seen them before?
  • Why do people use cigarettes when it says on the cover something along the lines of "these might kill you"
  • Why do people only use DVDs instead of VHS when DVDs get scratched?
  • What is the difference between a blue ray and a regular DVD?