January 6, 2009

January 6, 2009

Pool/beach day

It was finally sunny out today! I got burned on my right side but not on my left. Ha. Yeah, it sucks. But today was a good day. I worked on a little bit of homework and went swimming. A bunch of us went for a walk down the beach and we found a baby sea turtle on the shore. It was so cute. I took some pictures of it. Eddie and I watched The Biggest Loser on tv, and it was really motivating. We had chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner. After dinner Phoebe and us three took Eddie’s slingshot and shot grapes off of Uncle Leroy and Aunt Margot’s balcony. It was really funny. We shot at the maintenance man and tourists and Eddie went down there and Uncle Leroy threw grapes at him. So that’s about it.

G’night!

<3 Ava Estelle

Present day me: I remember throwing the grapes with the slingshot! It was another good memory with my family. I enjoy reading these entries.

January 5, 2009

January 5, 2009

Monday

We all went into town today and ate at the Baja Brewery Co. it was pretty good food. And we went shopping. I got yellow flip flops and a black with white flowers dress that I’m going to wear in Hawaii!!! Yeah. It’s like 4pm and we all just got back. It was still overcast today. And at the moment it’s raining in Ecuador so that’s good. I’m so excited! I hung out with Meredith and Susie most of the day. They’re pretty fun. Meredith kept coming up to me and singing, “sitting on tiki man’s hand” yeah. We took pictures with one of the tiki men last night and took videos of us singing that. I hope the sun comes out tomorrow. I need to tan. Badly. Meryl, Eddie and I got these really good popsicles. I’m guess they were strawberry. And I don’t know what else to write so g’bye.

<3 Ava Estelle

Present day me: the tiki man we were referring to was a statue in an area of the hotel we were staying at. This wasn’t an actual person we interacted with. It’s a fun memory and a cute thing to sing when it’s cousins who only got to see each other once a year, during these family trips.

January 4, 2009

January 4, 2009

Beach/Pool day

Instead of swimming I read a book called Anatomy of a Boyfriend, all of it. It’s a good book, dirty but good. I want Rhonda to read it. It is also pretty funny. So yeah. I’m sitting in the balcony writing in here and listening to that dirty song – Give it Up by Pepper. Wow. Today is just a *potatoes* filled day for me. Haha. Mentally not physically. Reading about it and listening to it. Haha. Today has been a good day. It’s probably around 3ish pm, not really sure and the weather is pretty overcast so no hope in the getting tan department today. Dang. Oh well. I have the rest of the week yo! And at the moment I don’t miss anyone, yet. I know I will. But its good to be out of town and away from the cabin. And after reading this book, sorta makes me want a boyfriend more. Ugh! That’s like the only thing I desperately want right now. And I might just be desperate. At Ashley’s sledding party Brandon was there, I hadn’t of seen him since Andrea’s party and like I had a feeling when I first saw him… a like kind of awkward feeling at first around him. Ugh! I don’t want to like him like that at all. It would screw lots of things up. And like both of Brandon’s friends were there and picking on me. I accidentally kicked Brad where it really hurts when I came sliding into him. And I helped Grace hide Devin’s shoe…it was pretty funny. Anyway, I NEED to meet some new guys that I can get into. Yeah. I guess that’s all I have to write down for now. So, I guess I’ll go back down to the pool by Oma.

Hasta Luego!

<3 Ava Estelle

Present day me: I was so eager to experience what all teenagers are curious about, being intimate with another person aka, sex. Hahaha. I also didn’t want to be interested in the guys in my class because I had a preference for guys who were older than me, from a year to a few years. No more than 3 years older than me at that point. So when there as a possibility that Brandon and I liked each other I didn’t want to/it.

January 3, 2009

January 3, 2009

Saturday

In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

Me, Meryl, Eddie, Mom, Phoebe and dad woke up this morning at 3:15 to get on our flight to here at 6:30. Well we flew from Minneapolis to Denver then to here. We arrived at 12:30pm. We got a taxi ride to the hotel and met everyone else. It was a pretty good first day of vacation. The hotel is the nicest we’ve ever stayed at. The room’s balcony (which I’m sitting in right now) is massive. We could fit like 20 people on here. It even has a jacuzzi! The rooms are way nice too. Both bathrooms have tubs as well as shower stalls. As soon as we got to the hotel we unpacked and went out to the pool to meet everyone.

Eddie, Meryl and I walked on the beach. We can’t go swimming because there are bad rip tides. So, we all got food and hung out at the pool. Then everyone except the grandkids went grocery shopping so we hung out with Meredith and Susie. Meredith and I ran around the whole hotel. They came back, we ate and then all us girls went down to the firepits and took some pictures. Aunt Margot showed us the dark room and I took a video of it. It’s pretty awesome. So that’s it for now. Oh, and it’s raining in Ecuador until Monday. But oh well. At least it didn’t start on Monday. So, I’ve been up for like seventeen hours.

I only got three hours of sleep last night because I went to Ashley’s sledding party. Which was really fun! A great thing to do the night before I leave. So yeah. I guess if you don’t want something, no I mean if you think something is going to go badly and you’re not excited about it, then it will actually not be that bad. So, I’m thinking this could potentially be the best vacation yet!

G’night!

<3 Ava Estelle

Present day me: This might’ve been a vacation I wasn’t excited for because I was so involved with my friends and spending time with them.

January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009

New year! 😊

Last night I went to Grace’s party at her house. It was a lot of fun. I gave Tabitha a ride. We played ping pong, air hockey, guitar hero and just hung out. As soon as it was midnight, (we all had our cups of sparkling cider in hand) Grace shot her hand up and hit my glass and it spilled all over. Great start to 2009. And like five minutes later someone, I think Craig, spilled his drink next to me. Yeah. I gave Tabitha a ride home and stayed at her house because mom, dad, Eddie, and Meryl went down to the Phillips for new year’s. We stayed up til 3 watching the Hannah Montana movie. Yep, and today I just lounged around. Mexico is the day after tomorrow!

<3 Ava Estelle 😊

Present day me: I love this memory!

December 28, 2008

December 28, 2008

Sunday

So, my Christmas/new year’s party was last night. It was more of a get together than a party. Only 6 people could come. Tabitha, Hannah, Rhonda, Paula, Ashley, and Kyle. I had fun though. We all got here and played apples to apples – kind of a slow game. We kept trying to call Aaron, but nobody was answering so after a little while me, Paula and Rhonda walked over there. The dad was outside, and I asked if Aaron was home. He’s like, “They’re inside.” (Tori’s car was in the driveway) so we go up to the door and knock. And his dad says we can just go in and make a lot of noise. So, I open the door and we come in. I say hello. But it wasn’t loud enough. Paula and Rhonda yelled Aaron! At the same time, we thought they were in the basement so we were really yelling down the stairs, but they came in through the kitchen (I’m guessing) and Aaron’s hair was all messy and I could tell Tori had just put her shirt back on. They seemed surprised to see us. They’re like, “Hi,” Tori said hi to me. I felt like a little kid, I’m like, “Do you want to come over to play apples to apples?” they said they’d be over in 20 minutes. And they never showed up. Shocker! So, we played guitar hero and DDR. Heavy with four people. It was sweet! We ate dinner (lasagna) oh and Ashley left like right before dinner. We watched the house bunny and Jeff Dunham. Hung out for a bit and then Kyle left at 11. We stayed up til 3 talking and laughing. Paula left at 9. And the other three left at noon. And I just was bored for the rest of the day. Yep!

G’bye!

<3 Ava Estelle

Present day me: This is the first time I’m remembering this moment of going into Aaron’s house. I could not believe this happened until I read this entry twice. Hah.

December 26, 2008

December 26, 2008

Friday

Night before my party! So excited! This past Christmas was kind of lame. Christmas Eve mom and dad had stuff to do so us three cleaned the house and did laundry. That night we went to church. LAME and BORING! Christmas day we opened presents from Santa and then came up to the lake. And I’ve been working on my friends’ Christmas presents since we got up here. I still have one more to do, but she’s not coming tomorrow so I’m going to do it later. Meryl and I went to the grocery store to get food for tomorrow. Yep, that was my day. And I have a cold, yay! Right before we got to Mexico. Grr!

Well, I’m going to read New Moon and sleep.

G’night!

<3 Ava Estelle

Present day me: I wanted to include this entry because it was a memory of one of our Christmases. I bet my parents had to buy the gifts from Santa on Christmas eve, that’s why they were busy and we had to do chores. Sheesh.

December 23, 2008

December 23, 2008

Tuesday

Today was the last day of school before Christmas break! Pretty normal day. Got lots of cookies and candy from people and some pretty awesome presents! 😊

Andrea had a Christmas party also. It was a lot of fun! I took pictures and a video. I drove Tabitha to and from there. We had fun singing on the way back. We ate mini wieners there, watched Elf and just hung out. Devin and I shared a piece of Patrick’s birthday cake. Hehe. And yeah. I think a bunch of people can come to my party on Saturday which I am so excited for!! And I am so tired now so ttyl!

<3 Ava Estelle 😊

Present day me: I remember this was a fun time. Everyone was dressed up in their nice dresses and suits. Great way to celebrate Christmas with friends.

December 14, 2008

December 14, 2008

9:49pm

Last night was Maddy’s Christmas party. It was a lot of fun! I picked up Hannah from Kyle’s house – he has a really nice house! And then we went to Maddy’s. We all danced, took pictures, talked, did white elephant gifts. I got this really cool pink spikey ball. Someone brought thongs. Oh! And there was mistletoe, Maddy and Harry kissed! Aww! I took Delia home after and then Hannah’s mom picked her up here. I stayed up til 2 uploading pics. Hehe. Today I decorated cookies! Yum! AND I’m having a party on the 27th!!!

So excited!!

<3 Ava Estelle

Present day me: I miss being excited for things like this.

December 5, 2008

December 5, 2008

Friday 10:28pm

Sick yesterday only went to school three days this week!

So, after school today I had a girls night out with Hannah! I drove to her house, picked her up and we ate dinner at Coldstone! Then got drinks at Panera. We visited the mall for a bit and then went to the school for the improv show. It was so funny! Then I drove her and I back home. We uploaded pictures and she left. I had an awesome night! She’s my first friend that I’ve driven with! Whoo!! Yeah, so I had a lot of fun tonight. We jammed out to the radio.

I’m going to go to bed. I have band practice tomorrow. Yawn. Oh! And St. nick comes tonight!

I LOVE DRIVING!

<3 Ava Estelle 😊

Present day me: This was a fun time with Hannah. We went to the mall and bought more candy to get hyper on. Oh, those were the times….before responsibilities and you could just have a great night eating candy with your friends and singing loud to the radio.