March 11, 2007
Today was the Sunday I was supposed to go to the nursery at church, but there were already people signed up for it. So I just went to Sunday School. Then we got home and ate lunch. Then me, Meryl and mom went to the humane society for 2 hours! We hung out with all the kitties and in the big cat room a lot of them were sick or one of them was breathing kind of weird. So, that was kind of sad. But after that we got home and Eddie, Meryl and I went for a BIKE RIDE!!! It felt awesome!!!
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: This was my 8th grade year, and I was also working towards becoming confirmed with other kids my age at the time. So, the requirements for confirmation were many! One of them was volunteering within the church for a set number of hours. I had experience working in the nursery with my mom so I tried to do that as my hours when I could. Also, bike rides on a nice day at that age are so precious and nostalgic.
February 12, 2007
Well, we’re in Mazatlan, Mexico. Our second day here has now come to an end. Well mentally I’m kind of going crazy, physically my skin is burnt to a crisp (actually no, I’ve had worse) my forehead hurts, from sunburn and my left upper arm and shoulder are hurting the most. But enough about me complaining. Nobody likes complainers. So…
We got here Saturday the 10th at about noon. And we got to the hotel, The Mayan Sea Garden. We had to wait until 5 o’clock to get our room and went swimming in the pool, explored and went to bed at 8:45! We were dead tired! So yeah.
Then on Sunday, aka yesterday, we woke up at like 7:30am and got our swimming suits on with some nice clothes over them. Because we had to go to this business breakfast so they could sell the adults timeshares or whatever. We sat there for an hour then the kids could escape to go swimming in the pool or ocean. We did both! I LOVE the ocean! Yesterday was pretty much hanging around water. We also played beach volleyball! Oh! I love vball!
Today: we planned to go shopping so everyone except Opa and Uncle Leroy took the two rental cars and we drove them into the town. The two cars got separated because we couldn’t find a parking spot, so I spent the whole morning walking around the central market, (not buying anything) with Phoebe, Meryl, Eddie, Oma and Uncle Pat. Pretty fricken boring morning if you ask me. But we came back to the hotel and ate lunch and went swimming! In the Beautiful Pacific Ocean and the pool that’s beautiful too! And there was a Mexican fiesta we just came back from. Entertainment was there!! They had good food and good entertainment!
(Wow, do I miss my friends) When I first opened this and found my list of friends’ addresses, I almost started crying. Today was the first day I missed school for the whole 8th grade! But oh well. Man, do I miss my dad and my kitties!
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: This was one of the more fun trips to Mexico that I remember. It was a struggle travelling with about 13 people though. Usually, good memories were had! My dad didn’t join us on these annual trip so it made us miss him and felt like there was a part of our family missing at times.
January 15, 2007
FIRST SNOW DAY OF 8TH GRADE!!! YAY!!!! 😊
This past weekend we went down to ktown. Friday night at Oma and Opa’s with Ashley then Saturday night at the…..family friends’ place. Ugh! Gayle had her friend Roberta over when we got there! When we first got there Gayle and Roberta were playing Over the Hedge on PS2 (Which we now have!) And all we did for the first three hours is watch them play that! Linda was at a movie. So yeah. Gayle didn’t look at me or talk to me that first three hours. She was acting like a real snob, too. Jeez I have no clue why she was so “not friendly” to me. But once Linda got home, we played DDR. And that was alright. Sooo yeah. I told Tabitha all about Saturday and I asked her if she would want to come down to their house next time we do there and she said “Yeah, let me know!” So I might have a good time a this place for once!
Ava Estelle <3 Tabitha!
Present day me: This girl, Gayle, is two years younger than me and tended to be a brat towards me when I was at her house. There were other children, our siblings to interact with. Usually all the parents were out in the garage or in the backyard drinking. So, as a 14-year-old girl being bullied by a 12-year-old girl I’d hope that someday when we had to be around each other it wouldn’t be so bad because I could have my own 14-year-old friend along with me. It did help thankfully!
October 20, 2006
TODAY FRICKEN SUCKED!!! (except for the volleyball party). Okay well science fourth hour was really effed up! Well, we had to read out of the textbook and take notes. We had to read like 20 pages, and I wanted to take good notes. So, I read the first 2 sections and took like really good notes. Then the bell rang! And we were supposed to be done because there’s a test on Monday! God, I hate my teacher! Then we went to the cabin after the *volleyball party.* I was yelling WHOO-HOO and everyone got mad at me for it. So, I’m sitting in the living room by myself. Well the cat is laying next to me! I love my cat! And at this time, I hate my family.
<3 Always, Ava Estelle
Present day me: I do remember this day. I remember the volleyball party being fun with ice cream and treats. I remember yelling Whoo-hoo around my family and feeling left out because they weren’t on the same energy level as I was. I was fourteen.
October 18, 2006
Today was mom’s birthday. It was kind of a bad day between me and her. Well, this is what went down. I got home from school STARVING to fricken death! OMG! So, I go to get a bowl of cereal to eat. I pour Reese’s puffs into one of those bigger bowls that we have, (pink) and she comes into the kitchen. “You can have a fruit.” By that time, I had already poured the effin cereal, she looked down at the bowl and yelled right into my ear!!!! “THAT’S TWO SERVINGS IN THAT BOWL. YOU SHOULD EAT A FRUIT SO YOU DON’T TURN INTO A FAT PIG!” Yes, she said FAT PIG and that offended me a little. Oh! And she said, “Don’t do this to me on my birthday.” I was all like SHOVE IT MOM! UGH! That was incident #1! The second incident was after we got home from church, there were rice krispie treats on the stove so I ate one (There were only 3 left) I sat down in the living room and Meryl asked mom if we could have cake now. Mom looked at me and said, “Ava can’t have cake because she already has a rice krispie and she told me she was full.” (Okay, FYI mom I can NEVER be full for a rice krispie and Meryl told me to have one). So, I put the last bite into my mouth and told her, “Fine, I’ll go to bed.” I went upstairs and changed. I came back downstairs and made sure I couldn’t have any cake and they said I could, but mom said, “Sorry, but all you told me was how full and tired you were on the way home.” So, I didn’t sing Happy Birthday to her. And then she wished for me to sing to her. So, I just turned around and left. I’d be stuck with eyes looking at me anyway if I stayed. Meryl yelled out, “We love you!” and I yelled back, “I don’t care!” So yeah. Right after I got done brushing my teeth dad yelled up, “Come have some cake,” and I said, “I just got done brushing my teeth.” He left which was sorta surprising. Soo yeah, that was my day and my mom’s birthday.
Present day me: This is one of the very few entries I have about my mom at this age of my life. I usually didn’t write about these types of interactions because I didn’t want to remember it. Now as an adult I am glad I have this entry to look back on and remember. This is evidence of how our interactions were and continued to be for some time into my young adulthood. I decided to include this entry in my writings on here to share about the tumultuous relationship I’ve had with my mother.
June 26, 2006
Today our foreign exchange student, Adela came. She’s from Spain and she doesn’t know much English. But she knows enough. We went to the park down the street and we played cards. Crazy Eights! It was okay, I think she was overwhelmed by mom though! But she was okay. And tomorrow Marina is coming to Band Practice with me so she can meet my teachers. And everybody else! I hope she likes it here.
<3 Ava Estelle <3
Present day me: I remember the day Adela arrived at our home. She was nervous and wary of us at first. She got to sleep in my own room, and I slept in another room that was considered the upstairs tv room. I think she may have felt she was imposing since I lost my bedroom while she was there. But overall, we had fun experiences with her visit and I learned more Spanish!
January 23, 2006
I keep wanting to put 2005 but 2005 is over!! It’s 2006 people!!
Anyway, Amy isn’t mad at me, and I’m GLAD! Yeah, today was the first day of second semester! So now I’m in reading and Spanish! Tabitha is in my Spanish class and in reading there’s the same people that were in my health and art class. Yeah, the only problem is that Amy was mad at me this morning before school cause I don’t know. She completely ignored me when I said hi to her and waved. So yeah, whatever that tells ya. Ummmm, so what to say, Amy wore mascara today to school and Hillary said she looked kinda like a hooker!! Yeah that was kinda harsh, but whatever. Hillary, Tabitha and Samantha hate her, Courtney of course, agrees with Tabitha on it. So yeah… that was the day! So much fun!
Ava Estelle <3<3<3
Present day me: I always signed off on my entries with my name and hearts or whatever doodle I was into at the time. This entry made me laugh reading it today as my 29 year old self. I don’t have relationships with any of these people any longer.