Awkward and Awesome Friday! 5-31-13


  • Thinking you turned off the hose when you really didn’t. K
  • Going around Wal-Mart with your older brother and little sister, and getting weird looks. O.o  AE
  • When your brother doesn’t notice the weird looks. AE
  • Flipping out every time you hear the words “Cockroach” and “Upstairs” in the same sentence. AE
  • Not being done with school when, like, all your other friends have finished already. AE
  • Having the most awkward things. o.o AE


  • A mom that listens when you tell her your problems. K
  • Youth bible study. M, AE
  • Reading and finishing “Growing Up Christian” by Karl Graustein in the aforementioned bible study. Such a great book! M, AE
  • Having a Memorial Day cookout with friends from church. 😀 AE, M, K
  • Melody’s stories. AE, K
  • Holding an adorable baby rabbit!! M


What was awkward and awesome about your week?

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Awkward and Awesome: 5-10-13


  • Not actually doing A&A on a weekly basis… o.o AE, K, M
  • Going to Publix to buy a cake with your mother, and when she finishes, the lady behind the counter asks you what you want. Probably because you’re tall and have a child in each hand. M
  • Getting called “Sweetheart” and “Honey” by a lady at the dentist who didn’t look a day older than 28. M
  • Shoveling ground-up leaves from a pile and finding a giant King Snake….twice…. M
  • Gong to Target to buy  Mother’s Day presents, and getting asked by a random lady which watch to buy for her 7-year-old daughter for her birthday. You comply, but still at a loss as to why she asked you. AE, M
  • ALL your 15-year-old friends getting their driving permits before you do……… M


  • The strings concert on Tuesday went well. 🙂  K, M.
  • So many awesome concerts coming up! We can’t wait! =D K, M, AE
  • This blog being a year old. Wow….. K, AE
  • Being part of this blog for about 8 months! M
  • Journaling in my spare time to vent feelings. AE
  • Art class. 😀 AE

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Awkward and Awesome: 2-7-13


  • Not being able to bite anything because you got your braces adjusted. AE
  • Waking up with your hair looking like you just got swept up by a tornado. AE
  • Watching Pride and Prejudiced. Sooooo many awkward moments. K, AE
  • Going grocery shopping in the rain… AE, M
  • Realizing that you haven’t done this in a looooooong time…. AE, K, M


  • Kettle-cooked potato chips. 😀 AE
  • Coffee…… AE
  • Donuts. Yummy!!! K
  • The Avengers. Possibly the best movie ever. AE
  • Finally Doing this. 😀 AE, K, M

What was awkward and awesome about your week?

Anna Elizabeth, Melody, and Karen. 

The Really Long Post That Covers Christmas, Verses, and a bunch of other stuff.


So, you girls may have noticed that we haven’t posted things in a long time… Yeah… Ever since we got on break, we’ve been neglecting this little blog of ours… So, without any more delay, we present:

The Really Long Post That Covers Christmas, Verses, and a bunch of other stuff.

Verse of the Week: 12/16/2012

Lamentations 3:22-27

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
 It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
 It is good for a man that he bear
the yoke in his youth.”

Verse of the Week: 12/23/12

Isaiah 9:6-7

“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”


Christmas is such a wonderful holiday… But I often find myself caught up in all the music and the lights, and find myself forgetting the true meaning of Christmas. The lights and music aren’t bad, but I find it refreshing to read why Christmas happened, and why Christ came…

Here’s the CHRISTmas passage from Luke 2:

Luke 2:1-21

The Birth of Jesus Christ

2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,[b] who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[c]

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

That’s the true meaning of Christmas. Christ came so that we might have fellowship with God. So that we will be saved from our sins. Because he loves us with love that is incorruptible, unfathomable, and everlasting. Like it says in John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Savior and King. The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, The Wonder Councilor. Amen.

Awkward and Awesome:


  • Cold feet: AE
  • Running the Walmart trying to do last-minute Christmas shopping: AE
  • Dancing to Christmas music… and having everybody laugh at you… AE


  • CHRISTMAS!!!!! M, K, AE
  • The Return of the King soundtrack: AE
  • Warm fires… AE
  • Cold weather. AE

Anna Elizabeth

Awkward and Awesome Friday, 11/16/2012


  • Having the cleaners guy remember you singing… M
  • Not having enough awkward things… M, K, AE
  • Being tired, thus yawning during church, and afterwards, people coming up to you and saying, “You were really touched by the sermon, weren’t you?” AE



  • Hot apple juice to soothe your sore throat. AE
  • The cold weather. AE
  • Thanksgiving. M
  • Homemade snickerdoodles. AE
  • Having more awesome things than awkward things (for a change. 🙂 ) M, K, AE

What was awkward and awesome about your week?


Anna Elizabeth, Karen, and Melody. 🙂

Awkward and Awesome 11/9/2012


  • Going to the dentist… K
  • Belting out a song,”This is my favorite part!” singing “Woah-oh-oh!” And not realizing that the cleaners guy can, in fact, her me… M
  • Singing with a froggy throat and it sounds like you are singing two different octaves. AE
  • Going to the orthodontist and answering the same questions with the same answers every. single. time. AE
  • Drawing names out of a fuzzy booty slipper. AE


  • The Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack! 🙂 AE
  • Wednesday Ministries at our church. K
  • Eating dinner with your church family. M
  • Oatmeal. YUM! 😀 AE
  • Reclaiming Beauty Webinar with the Botkins sisters. M,K,AE

Recipe for Oatmeal in the microwave:

It’s really quick and really, really yummy! 🙂

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 cup of the liquid of your choice, (I use milk and water)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • the topping/toppings of your choice.

Put the liquid and the oats and the salt in a microwavable container and put it in the microwave on HIGH for 1:50. After that, stir it well.

Add the toppings of your choice, and eat! 🙂 I like it with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Anna Elizabeth

Awkward and Awesome Friday! 11/2/2012


  • Walking around, completely over-dressed in warm clothes, saying “It’s cold in here.” AE
  • Not doing the verse of the week at the beginning of the week… M,K,AE
  • Bobbing for apples. M


  • Reformation Day at our church! M, K, AE
  • Fall sunsets. the best thing ever! AE
  • Going as Joan of Arc for Reformation Day! (oh yeah) K
  • All the chocolate you get for running games at Reformation Day! K, M, AE

What was awkward and awesome about your week?

Anna Elizabeth, Karen, and Melody

Awkward and Awesome Tuesday supposed to be Friday…. 10/10/2012

I just realized that we didn’t post Awkward and Awesome OR the Verse of the Week OR the Weekly Quote! Okay…


Realizing that you neglected your blogging duties a few days after you were going to do something. AE,K,M

Going outside to find your little siblings bundled up in 60 degree weather. M

Laughing while drinking and having that liquid come out of your nose. AE

Our random dance party! AE, M


Having awesome sisters-in-Christ that will forgive us! (hopefully) 😉 AE,K,M

Mary Kate @ 21stcenturygirls and Tara @ savedxtb! They are wonderful sisters-in-Christ! AE,M,K