Tuesday, March 31, 2009

procrastination, much?

So I finally looked up...well, I confess. I wasn't sure what was meant by "treading the measure." All of the other words in most songs that I'm in (I'm talking Pirates if that needs to be clarified) make sense, and so being the lazy bum that I am, I have put off looking up this one phrase....until now. And now I'm going to share my knowledge with you!
I found the definition on thefreedictionary.com.

"Treading the measure"
can be defined as,
"To dance in the style so called."
I like to think of it as,
"To frolic on the beach in the way that one obviously would frolic on a beach."
So there!!

I haven't been to the beach in a long time. Maybe we should hike there:)


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Homeschool Talent Show!!

The homeschool talent show was Saturday night. I sat in the balcony snapping pictures on my cell phone and waving madly to the people that I knew. I made Becca smile during "Hard-Knock Life" and Benjamin gave me a funny look before "Footloose." I felt like a spy or something!!!

Jenny in her dress

Desi in her dress
(the camera in my phone is slow, hence the back view of the last two fashion show pictures. I also apologize for the very very very poor quality; again, I was using my cell phone and I had it zoomed in as far as it would go!)

Laura in her dress and very cool hat
Pink dress...I don't remember who this was and I don't have a program...

Elizabeth Hall

Her adorable little bow!Align Center

Hamacher and Co.
Camp David skit

Benjamin, tapping to "Footloose"---this was the first time I had ever experienced tap dancing on carpet. It was exhilarating.
"Exhilarating" meaning it was entertaining because you couldn't hear any of his sounds (well, once, he hit the metal cover on the stage that is visible in the picture above)
Cook's Cooking: Laura's able-bodied assistants
I liked them best, I think.


Her costume was really entertaining to me.
YAY! Our Annie Orphans!!! You guys are awesome!

Hard-knock Life

Never Fully Dressed

The Lovely Boleyn Sisters!

Tomorrow, I think....

The Halls!

Unicycle fun! I like this picture.

Benjamin and Boromir, Jennifer and Callie

Benjamin and Boromir doing....something.
Jenny and Callie doing....something.

As the talent show ended and we prepared to leave, it started snowing! Several of us ran outside to frolic, but I quickly when back inside to help Mommy with the orphan's costumes and to warm up. Driving home, it felt like we were just floating on the highway during the straight stretches. It was weird, but thankfully we made it home safely, singing "Sleigh Ride" and "Winter Wonderland" the whole way:)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Catching up!

Enjoy the great mish-mash of pictures!

Playing ERS (what else?) with choir friends - ACDA honor choir, '09

As we played ERS, and I was winning, I informed my new friends of an ERS master that I knew back home in Missouri. I told them of this great player, named Elise Hamacher, and I assured them that if she would have been there I wouldn't of had a CHANCE of winning:) Love you, Elise!
On Friday night, we went to out to eat in Bricktown. I've already posted some pictures of this, but these are from Mom's camera (as opposed to the poor quality camera on my phone)
This picture (above) is one of my favorites!
The water taxi!
Water taxi!!

Pretty bridge

Pretty water!

See the ducks?
The sun was starting to sink...

I wish that I had a higher quality camera. This area of town was BEAUTIFUL at night!

Okay, so these next pictures are chronologically out of order....they were taken before the pictures above, at the Oklahoma City memorial.

Each big chair is for an adult that died; the small chairs are for the children.

View from the street.

One of the gates. One gate says "9:01," the other says "9:03." The reflecting pool in between the gates represents the moment in time when the explosion occurred.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can read about the bombing here:
I knew nothing of the bombing until we went to the museum;
I was just over one years old when it happened.

Skip to Sunday afternoon, on our way home. We stopped in Joplin to go to church with some friends. After church, we went to lunch and then to the Zoo!! Actually, it was Petland.
I never realized how amazingly cute english bulldog puppies are.

And now skip to more recently. If you read my mother's blog and my sister's blog, you've already seen this. Sorry for the repeat:) He did this a few days ago.

This picture was taken by yours truly! He was sweeping...hence the canary yellow stick thing he is holding on to.

I'll try harder to post more pictures in the future. I know how boring blogs (*ahem* mine) can be if the blogger just talks ON and ON about irrelevant things that you don't really care about:) lol.

Anyway, thanks for reading....even if I do tend to ramble on at times:)

I promise to try!

I, Jenna Light, promise to try to take some pictures today, upload them to the computer today, and post them on my blog...all today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Matthew said "piano" and "flute" this morning, and I didn't have to prompt him or anything. I was just practicing and he came over, started banging on the keys, and said "piano." Then he pointed to my flute and said "flute." A baby after my own heart:) Now I'm teaching him "Van Gogh," "Beethoven," "Adam Wainwright," and "Go Cardinals!" ....jk!
Annej Thgil

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Katie Wells came over for dinner last night, and we had an awesome time during a lively game of Apples to Apples. Katie is married to my cousin, Tim Wells, and Meredith was in their somewhat recent wedding...

Meet Tim. He's in Iraq right now, and will be for a while. I miss him a lot and I'm terribly proud of him.

I stole this picture from his facebook page. Hee hee...

Tim and Katie, minus the wedding dress and helmet:)

Remember to keep our government and military in your thoughts and prayers.

Til I decide to post again,


Monday, March 23, 2009

I can't think of a creative, interesting, eye-catching title. Deal with it.

So I've decided that I should stop being lazy and UPLOAD PICTURES OFF MY CAMERA! Let's see, what is going on in my life?

- This week is "spring break." We are not breaking...school is in session at the lighthouse academy.

- I've been going for bike rides most every night. Riding a bike on a gravel road is adventurous, especially when going up hills....county roads are so thrilling. Oh, and there's this big dog next door that barks at me whenever I leave the house on my bike...

- Rebecca's recovering nicely. She's not supposed to lift anything remotely heavy for 2 weeks...and she's milking it for all it's worth:) She showed me her scar yesterday; it was not as gross and gory as I expected it to be. Surgery is only fun if you have a dramatic scar to show off afterwards....jk!

- Funny, random quote from one of those commercials they play before movies:

"Another UFO has landed in America, the only country that UFOs ever seem to land in."

Somewhat irrelevant to the rest of the post, but I thought it was entertaining. It's from a commercial from the movie "Monsters vs. Aliens"....sounds like an exhilarating film!....(I say that in a sarcastic voice)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I just thought this was entertaining. This is how Meredith sings "Cat-like Tread":

"Come, friends, that plow the sea! Truth to Lavination! Truth to Lavination!"

Then she repeats that. Over. And over.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another Becca Update

The surgery was...i don't know, successful?...and Becca's "fine" now. We went to see her about 6ish, and she was awake and had a conversation with us, but she was like...you know...a little out of it? Yah.

Rebecca Update

Becca's having an appendectomy this afternoon about 1.

Prayers for Becca

Yesterday afternoon, Mom took Rebecca to the ER with sharp side pain. Some blood tests were done and they did an ultrasound and a CT scan. They aren't really sure what's going on, but her appendix is a "little enlarged". Mom and Becca spent the night there, and they are there at the moment. I called Mom a few minutes ago, and some other radiologists were looking at her scans/ultrasound.
Prayers for Becca would be appreciated.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Funny Conversation

Jenna: Sings "Dancing Queen" by Abba

Mom: It's funny....when I sang that song in Jr. High I never thought that my 15 year old daughter would be singing it 25 years later....


Monday, March 16, 2009

Finished Projects!

I finished three important "projects" today.

1. My Jr. Duck Stamp entry...it's my first time to enter and I don't expect anything from it, but it was fun:)

2. My short story...I wrote a short story for a contest through The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. If you aren't familiar with it, it's a magazine for homeschoolers, and...well, they are having a short story contest. I was so sick of that story; I'm SO glad we finally got it sent in. It's done.

3. Not a contest, but I finished my PIANO SCARF. I will have to take a picture of it to post... I've been working on it for a while now, but now that it's finished, it's nearly too warm to wear it. Although, with this Missouri weather, you never know...

Random: Daddy burned some grass last night and it was exciting. I should have taken some pictures of Meredith being a "real fireman!"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tonight the girls (Katie, Megan and Courtney) are spending the night. I predict little sleep and lots of silliness...I love these girls:)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Some honor choir pictures

Here's the canal thing that I mentioned in an earlier post.