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Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas '09

Merry Christmas!!! Today has been awesome so far. We opened presents and are now sitting around our house enjoying them before stuffing ourselves at tonight's feast. I am wearing monkey slippers, listening to my 33 Miles CD, chewing gum, and remembering what Jesus did for us. I flipping love Christmas!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Going Home

Thanksgiving rocked! We had lunch at Abuela's and then Dinner at Aunt Brenda's and I was so full. Now our vacation is over and we are headed home. I am writing from a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 10:56 at night. We'll be home by tomorrow. More later.

~Charity

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SoCal

I'm in southern California right now!!! This place is awesome! And Thanksgiving is going to be cool too. Will write about that later.

~Charity~

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Homecoming 09

I went to homecoming and it was awesome!!! I took my friend Melissa and we had so much fun! Dad dropped me off at her house early so we could get ready. What was really two hours, felt like two minutes. We showed up kind of early, but we didn't really care. Most of the night was just ordinary, nothing really special happened until the last dance, during which I performed. The last song was "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. It came on and I got all excited because I knew the words. I lip-synched and played the air guitar in a passionate and over-dramatic performance, while Melissa watched from the sidelines. Over-all it was an awesome night, and I had fun!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Homecoming

Homecoming is coming up on October third and I'm really excited about that. I'm bringing Mellisa with me to The North Gym. It'll be my first official dance. I went to one in elementary school, but that didn't really count. This one definitely counts. I'll write more about that soon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of High School

Yesterday, was a special day. It was the day during which I became an official freshman. Wow. I've waited my whole life for high school and when it finally arrives I want kindergarten back. So far, I like high school. I've met two of my teachers (Miss O'Brian and Mr. Pennega) and I like them both. I did Art and Pre-Algebra yesterday, and tomorrow I have English, Civics and Biology. Yippee. I get to dissect things. Okay so I am not looking forward to that, but I am looking forward to second semester when I will replace Art with Drama. Maybe I'll get to be in a play! More about my high school years soon to come. For now this is Charity Segovia signing out.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Elevate

The 80s party rocked last night! We had a band (Seth and the Sethettes), and games and had a really good time. The new pastor (Pastor Chris) spoke for the first time and he was really good. He talked about being a disciple of Christ. The funniest thing about last night was Dad. He dressed like a punk rocker and had eyeliner and everything. It was funny! Brian wore like size zero leather pants, Josh had bright red skinny jeans, and Kierra was extremely over-accessorized. It was awesome. (And by the way, Elevate is the name of the high school group at our church). I am starting this year. I have a feeling that I am going to like Elevate.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The 80s


Okay today I am going to an 80s theme party at my church. FUN!!! Here's what I look like right now...


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Disneyland

This blog entry will tell you about our adventures at Disneyland. Okay.

We left early in the morning planning on arriving at the park just as it opened. "We" is me, Faith, Mom, Dad, Matthew and Christian. We went on the big rides first and then got fast passes for Indiana Jones and Splash Mountain, before getting hand stamps and piling in the car to go to lunch at In 'n' Out. Upon finishing lunch we got back into the car to redeem our fast passes. But there was one small problem.

The car wouldn't start.

Mom called Triple A to come jump our car. The guy who did it for us said the car needed a new battery as soon as we could get it. So instead of going straight back to Disneyland, we looked up our old mechanic and went to get a new battery. While replacing it, Jim (the mechanic) discovered that we had no brakes and he fixed those for us too. We were there for a few hours and bored out of our socks, but there was nothing we could do.

Finally he was done. Mom dropped us off at Disneyland and then went to Goms and Gomps's to take a nap. We went to Indiana Jones, but it broke down, so instead we went on Splash Mountain. Right before the ride started, as we were sitting in our seats, Christian asked the cast member nearest to us if he would get wet on the ride (he was kidding). She nodded her head and kind of laughed at us. After Splash Mountain, Dad said Faith, Christian and I could go off on our own. Faith didn't want to go, so Christian and I set off toward Tomorrowland with the mindset that we were going to ride Space Mountain nine times in a row.

But the line for Space Mountain was 30 minutes long and being 14-years-old, we didn't have the patience to wait that long. Instead we went into the Star Tours gift shop, and morphed our faces into Luke and Leia's bodies so it was like we were them. We didn't buy it though. It was too expensive. Then we bought a cream cheese-filled pretzel dipped in mustard.

It was amazing.

We were dying for more food after that so we got in a fight over the last packet of mustard. We didn't think to just get another packet. Um can you say blonde moment? Then we went to a dance party thing that was a lot of fun. During our random dance moves, Dad called Christian to say that Mom was on her way with dinner (Del Taco) and that we had to meet them where the tram drops people off so we could eat. We practically flew there.

So we ate and then went back in to go to Indiana Jones. But it was still broken down. So we went to Tomorrowland back to the dance party, and then we went to see the fireworks. After that we went to It's a Small World (well they dragged me kicking and screaming to It's a Small World) and Christian asked a cast member if the ride was scary. The lady shook her head and said no. That ride is like a scene out of a horror movie. With the dolls and everything . . . . *Shudder*

Then we went to Main Street to buy souvenirs. I bought a scarf and when I was checking out, I asked the cast member if she knew the muffin man (see video). I'm pretty sure she thought I was crazy.

Over-all the day was fun. I'm glad we went.

video

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Beach and the Baloon

The balloon ride was awesome. It was kind of windy so we couldn't go up 500 feet, we went up 300 instead. But it was still cool. Today we went to the beach and we spent the whole time in the water with our boogie boards. I had never been boogie boarding before so that was cool. Christian came with us and we went to ride aid for ice cream when we were done. It was a fun, yet tiring day. Tomorrow we go to Disneyland. I will write about that later.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

CA Stuff

Wow it's been a while since I wrote. We've been really busy and I haven't always had access to a computer. Last time I wrote we went to the beach so let me see what's happened since then.

Faith and I made a talk show called Who Needs Coffee. That was really interesting. We've been swimming a lot and we went to the library where we got some movies and I got a book which I'm already finished with. I really wish I had brought Uritus and the Sword of Fire with me so I could get some writing done. Mom is flying in today and we're going to do something. We've been staying at Goms and Gomps's (my grandparents) apartment for the last few days. Today we're going over to Abuela's house. My cousin Christian is going to be there. Other than that I don't think we're doing anything special today. More later.

-Charity

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Huntington Beach

Hey again! We went to Huntington Beach yesterday and that was a lot of fun. Aunt Laurie took us to the beach at around one o'clock. We stayed there for a while, before walking along the peir to Ruby's to get shakes. Faith and I went outside and stood on the pier and looked out to sea when Aunt Laurie was in the bathroom. If we looked hard enough, we could see two dolphins surfacing. It was really cool. After that we went back to the beach before we got tired and went to pack up our stuff. Well, we forgot where we parked the car, so we spent about fifteen minutes trying to find it. Finally we did. We put all our stuff in the car, and then walked around the streets looking in stores. At one point a guy ran around all four cross sections screaming at the top of his lungs. When he got to the place he started, a friend gave him a hi-5 and handed him some money, like he had been dared to do it. Over all it was a fun day. Today we are going to see Imagine That at the movie theater. Later.

-Charity

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our Journey

Well here I am! I am in the Golden State. We left yesterday morning at 6 o'clock and we arrived at 11 o'clock last night. Two hours earlier then expected. We took short stops and ate lunch in the car at a rest stop. I think that was the reason that we got here so much earlier. Nothing interesting happened on the trip. Nothing worth talking about anyway. We stopped in Las Vegas for dinner at In 'n' Out with Dad's friend Tod. There was a limo in the parking lot and me and Faith were excited about the possibilities of seeing a celebrity. We were very disappointed.

I am at Aunt Brenda's house right now. Faith and I spent the whole day swimming. Tonight we're staying at Aunt Laurie's and we're going to the beach tomorrow. Will write about that when the time comes.

-Charity

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Haircuts and California


As you can see, I got a haircut yesterday. Actually, me and Faith and Matthew (my siblings) all got haircuts, but I was the only one who did something different. I'm still getting used to it, but I should have done so soon.

Other then this, my exciting news is that I'm going to California tomorrow. That's 18 hours with no stops. Well, except for bathroom breaks and getting more gas for the car. I'm not thrilled about the drive, but it'll be an adventure, and if there's one thing I know about me, it's that I love adventure. Upon arriving at our long sought destination, it will be 1:00 in the morning, and we will crash on Aunt Brenda's couches. If all goes as planned that is. Our plans for our stay? Disneyland, the beach, and all the food places that we don't get in Colorado. Mom is flying out on the 5th or 6th of August, so it'll just be me, Faith, Matthew and Dad on the road trip. Yes I doubt that I will forget this vacation anytime soon, and I am determined to make the best of it. Stay tuned for more later.

-Charity

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Night

Wow. Last night was fun. I'm not sure where to begin, so I'll just begin at the beginning.

I skyped Melissa sometime in the afternoon. She said she wanted to go to Lauren's concert, but couldn't find a ride. I said that we could take her, and Dad agreed. I called Taylor to tell her the change of plans and she freaked out because she hasn't seen Melissa since December. She told me the concert was at six, but Lauren emailed me and said that it was at seven. I told her that and she said her mom must have got the wrong information. We hung up after that.

Right after doing so, Dad told me to call her back so he could talk to Miss Bridget (Taylor's mom) about dropping Melissa off at home after the concert (Melissa lives kind of far away). So I called back, gave the phone to my Dad, and went downstairs to check my email. Dad hung up with Miss Bridget and called down to me that the concert actually was at six, and Lauren gave me the wrong information. Guess what time it was? 5:00. I still had to get ready, pick up Melissa and Taylor and try to make it to the concert on time.

I called Melissa and told her about the misunderstanding and she said that it was no problem, she was already ready. I threw on my sundress, brushed my hair, and grabbed something to eat in the car. Naturally, on the way to Melissa's, we were forced to stop at every red light. We picked her up, and practically flew to Taylor's house where Dad talked with Miss Bridget, and Melissa and I said hello to Gweny (Taylor's dog).

By the time we arrived at the church where the concert was to be held it was 5:55 and we had five minutes to find seats. We went inside and found the Ballews (Lauren's family) with no trouble at all. We sat with them for the first half of the concert when Lauren wasn't playing. Then the second half began and we couldn't see her, so we moved to other seats and we still couldn't see her. We ended up finding our way into the balcony where we could see her perfectly. I remember they played "August Rhapsody," a song from my favorite movie, August Rush. We left the balcony during the second to last song and went back to sit with the Ballews.

Lauren and her stand partner had a solo in the last song, but it was really short and we didn't catch it. We gave her a standing ovation when it was over, and continued talking about how good she was for a while after. Miss Bridget showed up then, and Taylor had the brilliant idea to go to Razuto's for ice cream. Miss Bridget said it was fine with her, so Melissa and I called home to see if it was okay. We both got the thumbs up.

We talked to some people before going outside to find two people I knew from speech class so Taylor could introduce herself. We couldn't find them. I don't know what it was, but we got really hyper when we got outside. Maybe it was sitting still all that time. I didn't think of it then, but maybe ice cream wasn't the best idea in the world....

Upon showing up at Razuto's, we all decided that it would be a good idea to sit outside. Mr. Ballew's comment about "disturbing the peace" was what sealed the deal. We all ordered our ice cream and went outside. Taylor, Melissa, Lauren and me crowded four chairs to a table that was only meant for two. Mr. and Mrs. Ballew, Miss Bridget, and Jenna (Lauren's younger sister), sat in the trunk of Miss Bridget's car. Now that I think about it, the car was a ways away from us. Maybe they didn't want their peace disturbed either.

We weren't as loud as I thought we would be. Which is a big surprise. I saw three more people I knew from speech class at Razuto's. Maybe they were following me or something. I don't even remember what me and my friends talked about, but I do remember that "Don't look!" became our new inside joke. I also remember that we planned the best two days ever. We'd start out at Melissa's house and walk to Subway for lunch at 2:00, then we'd go to my house and swim at 6:00, then we'd go to Lauren's house to sleep over, and finally, we'd go to Taylor's house in the morning to hang out. Having best friends is so much fun.

But then came the dreaded task of going home. We said goodbye to Lauren and the Ballews, and Taylor, Melissa, Miss Bridget and I piled into Miss Bridget's car to drop Melissa off at home. We stayed at her house a long time talking with Mrs. Bannister (Melissa's mom), and being entertained by Jeremy (Melissa's little brother). After that, we said goodbye, and went to drop me off at home. We did so uneventfully.

That was definitely a fun night. I crashed on my bed after that, very tired, but it was a good tired. More later.

-Charity

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lauren's concert

Hey! Nothing much to report today. I'll be taking tap and Broadway dance next month with my best friend. Where I'm going to get shoes, I still don't know. I'll figure that out when the time comes. I suggested that we start a business together or something so we could earn the money for tap shoes. She hasn't responded yet. I guess I can ask Taylor where I should go to get shoes.

I'm going to my other best friend's symphony concert tonight. Lauren plays the violin. I've only been to one of her concerts before and it was fun. I have no doubt that this one will be fun too. Mom's taking me and Taylor, and Mrs. O'Canna is bringing us home. Maybe I should get flowers for Lauren.... I think she'd like that. More adventures soon to come.

-Charity

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Uritus and the Sword of Fire

I mentioned in my last post that I am a writer. I am currently writing a book called "Uritus and the Sword of Fire." Here is an excerpt from my book.

Uritus found her in an orchard leaning against a tree, absorbed in a leather bound book. He didn't approach her right away. For a while he just stood there. Watching her. She wasn't doing anything interesting. Occasionally she'd flip a page, but that was about it. And something about it was intriguing in a strange way. It wasn't long before he felt a presence at his side. He turned to see who it was, and found himself looking into Uriah's pale blue eyes.

Uritus looked away, searching for an explanation to why he was watching her. He could find none.

Uriah studied his pupil for a moment before turning to watch Adi as well.

A few moments went by before Uritus finally turned to his teacher and said, "Okay! I know she's getting married soon and I know we're worlds apart and I know I'm not supposed to fall in love with her. But I also know that no man, no matter how great can control love. Because believe me, if I could I would considering all the pain love has caused me over the years." He stopped speaking as he realized he had just confessed to falling in love with the princess. He hung his head, afraid to look at his teacher, and ready to receive the words of discipline the lay ready to pounce from the Wizard's tongue.

But that was the farthest thing from what he got. The Wizard placed a hand under his apprentice's chin and lifted his head up. Uriah wore a sad smile on his face and he looked deep into Uritus's eyes as he spoke. "I understand," he said. "She is an amazing young woman and she deserves far better than that Oregano fella'."

"Basil," Uritus corrected.

"Right, Basil. But she has a duty to her country and she is mature enough to understand that," he sighed before continuing. "You have matured too, Uritus. You are nearing your seventeenth year, and you are becoming more a man and less a boy every day. You have experienced more pain in your first fourteen years then anyone should have to experience in a lifetime. As your guardian, I wish only the best for you. Whether she is the best for you, I do not know. But maybe you should get to know her better. I have a feeling there is more to Adiadni Vindella then meets the eye."

Taken from Chapter 11: Understanding Adi.

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This is the first blog I've ever had and I'm really excited to start blogging. What do you need to know about me . . . well I'm a writer. I write books, plays, movies and anything else that I can think to write. I'm excited to go to California next month. Disneyland is so much fun. More later.
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