Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Confessions {Part i-don't-remember}

Confession: Science is not going to be fun this year. I can feel it in my bones.

Confession: For the past several months, I'm not able to focus during sermons/youth group meetings. I don't know if its my attitude problem, or what. But prayer would be much appreciated!

Confession: I have made lots of friends here, and I'm uber happy! Most of them are in my class, so that's even awesomer!

Confession: I am a horrible blogger. I never know/have anything to blog about. Bleh.

Confession: I love Georgie Henley. But wait - you already knew that.

Confession: I don't believe in high school dating. Did any of you not know that???

Confession: My dog Jingles is the cutest, most preciouest dog in the whole wide world. Jus' sayin'.

Confession: I was sooooo exhausted today. But now I'm wide awake.

Confession: My youth group is so amazing! Tonight, when we went inside, my youth pastor was playing some awesome music that sounded like we were inside a club. (not that I know what a club sounds like or anything. :D)

Confession: I am running out of confessions.

Confession: Just kidding! I am really excited for Skandar Amin Casper Keyne's 20th birthday this Monday!!! Oh my gosh. 20 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *gasp*

Confession: I am ending this now.

tootles, all!!!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

another pic of GG after her GCSE results!!!! she looks amazing! i'm wondering, since she's wearing a long-sleeved shirt under a thick cardigan, if it gets colder in England sooner, becuz it also lasts a lot longer in England too... the colder weather I mean!!!! :)


Monday, August 29, 2011


Georgie Henley is going to be playing 'Beth' in "the Class Project", a true story based from the book, about two girls who drown their alcoholic mother in a bathtub.

I'm so scared for Georgie right now! I can't stand Abigail Breslin, and I don't think she'll be a very good influence on GG. You can just tell the kind of girl she (Abigail) is from the picture!!!!!! :(

So, people, if you are fans of Georgie, PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR HER!!!!! Pray she won't have to swear, or dress immodestly, or do anything immoral.

p.s. am in love with GG's dress, aren't you?!?!!? :D

Sunday, August 28, 2011

since i cant think of a title, this will have to do!

watching 'Legacy Five: Live in Music City' with the fam.

preparing for my 1st day of classes tomorrow. *bites nails*

waiting expectantly to hear the official news on whether Georgie has a new role in a film or not.

thinking i should be making my lunch for tomorrow, but instead i'm blogging to you awesome people! <3

wishing i was a much better blogger. seriously, i'm horrible.:/

going to end this now. ttul

Manda || xoxo

Saturday, August 27, 2011

i REALLY wanna watch 'Soul Surfer' again! I REALLY  do.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Filming Schedules No Barrier to GCSE success for Narnia star Georgie!!!!

editorial image Georgie Henley, star of The Chronicles of Narnia, collects her GCSE results at Bradford Grammar School
A TEENAGE star of the Chronicles of Narnia films has overcome a gruelling filming schedule to register eight A*s and two A grades at GCSE.
Georgie Henley, 16, who lives in Ilkley and studies at Bradford Grammar School, said: “I’m feeling really, really happy. I’ve worked so hard and I am just glad the hard work has paid off.
“I can’t wait to come back to Bradford Grammar School for sixth form.”
The award-winning actor received her A* grades in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, History, Latin and Russian, with A grades in English Literature and Maths.
She played Lucy Pevensie in the movie adaptations of the C.S Lewis fantasy series - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Stephen Davidson, head teacher at Bradford Grammar said: “We are delighted to see Georgie do so well. She settled in well to the school and has been an ambassador for her family and the school.”
Not only has Georgie had to take time off from school for filming but she has also had to publicise the films and attend premieres all over the world.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1st day of school!

PRAISE THE LORD! Today was awesome! The kids in my class are all really friendly, and there's a group of girls I think I will become friends with. I kept looking at the seniors and thinking, "Its so weird... but I should be with them." :/

Anyways, I'm really excited for tomorrow! Thanks for your prayers.

Gonna party like a rockstar (where did that saying ever come from?!!?) at youth group tonight! We're having a Fall Kickoff Party, sooo excited!!!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One Last Day of Freedom

Right now, me and my siblings are watching 'Holiday Inn', cuz we got it at the library, and haven't watched it till now. I saw it at a youth all-nighter, and loved it, so thought my fam would, too! Mack and B, remember watching it at Jess's house??? :)

So the plans today, so far, are to go on a picnic with our friends Sammy and Spencer and their mom. Oh ya, MY BATTERY CHARGER WAS FOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DID leave it at the couple's house we stayed in when we first moved here. I found out yesterday. :) YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be picking that up tonight at youth group.
Also, at youth group tomorrow night, we're having this huge Fall Kickoff Party. Can't wait!!!! So now, in a li'l bit, I'm going to take a shower before we leave for the picnic. Well, ta ta!!!

I'll leave you with this.

And this:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's someone's birthday today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you guess whose?

Mr. Bin Bons, that's who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born on August 20th, 1981, in London, England. You have probably seen him in at least one movie... he's been in several! More recently, though, the 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'.

This post is for you, Ben, on your special day!!

With co-stars William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, & Georgie Henley at Barnes&Noble 2008

Georgie holding Ben's hand at the 'Prince Caspian' Tokyo premiere 2008

What is going on here???

Friday, August 19, 2011

one more day until...



Can you believe it!?!??!

I sure can't.

A special birthday post for the special birthday boy coming up tomorrow. I promise you. :D

Manda <3

p.s. his hair is the BOMB! well, almost. Will Moseley's hair in '08 is still Number One. Jus' sayin. 

3 pictures I love!

New Background/Design!!!!


You can check out her flippin, awesome blog at:

 I absolutley love the new design! Its totally me!! Thanks Jocee dear!! <3


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Hike, the Garden, & New Clothes

Okay, so... two nights ago, me and the fam, plus my grandparents, went to Lake Erie and after watching these two puppies play around in the water, we (as in, us kids) decided to climb this gigantic hill.
(Sorry, Megs didn't take any pictures of it.... or maybe I just forgot to download them on Pixie. My bad.)

Anyways, so, we set off on our journey to the hill. We're walking along, walking along, walking along.... you know, its seeming to take a long time. Shouldn't we have gotten to the hill by now?

Well, it seems we took the wrong trail, and so we... wait just a sec! I forgot. We actually ended up at the hill, but by then, (we had been on the hike for like ten minutes) the adults spotted us in the car and told us we couldn't climb the hill, cuz it was getting late. We were bummed, but there's always next time, right? Right.

Moving on....

Then last night, while Dad was at a meeting at church, the kids, Mom, and G'ma & G'pa went to 'THE GARDEN'. No, not of Eden. xD

Me and Mom walking towards this circle of posts.

Don't ask me how he got up there!! ;)

THE GARDEN. Beautiful, huh?

Its so very English looking, isn't it?

This reminds me of 'Anne of Green Gables'!

The girls gathered on the gazebo.

Andrew and Grandma

Jared and Grandma walking on the path

Jared and Grandma on the bridge, right before heading home.

One more stop before heading home! xD

Nighty-night all!!!!

Okay, and then today, Mom and us girls went school-clothes shopping at Savers, a big consignment store close to our house.

I adore this new shirt I bought. A) becuz its crazy comfy! B) becuz its ADORABLE! C) becuz its OVERSIZED & HUGE, 2 things I look for sometimes in shirts. :D

My awesome long heart-on-a-chain necklace, also a new purchase. (sorry for the bad quality)

My adorable new b&w polka dot shirt. Its got the right amount of perfect fit, but also bagginess. ADORE! Now all I need to go with it are bright red heels, fingernails, and a bright red heart necklace. Or maybe I'd wear my new silver heart necklace.....

Listening to 'Mean' by Taylor Swift.