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Friday, February 4, 2011

happy birthday {to me}

Today is my birthday!  I shall be {at 11:00 something tonight} . . . .

                                                                           *14*


                                                                             years old!


Sadly, I am sick on my birthday. But we can celebrate it another day, right? Mom, Anna, Max, Heidi, Petra, and I have been sick for the past day/few days.

Anyways, I'm just going to list a few things I've learned over the past year.

                      I've learned always put the lid on the pot if you're cooking popcorn {want to know what happens if you don't? Try it.}

                      I've learned that even if my little sister Petra got into my stuff last year, she'll outgrow those sort of things.


                        I've learned that American girl dolls cost way too much money.

                       I've learned how to blog design and work with HTML codes to change your layout.

                       I've learned way more photography than last year.

                      I've learned how to ride a horse. (Thanks Ellen Akin, if you're reading this)

                      I've learned how to that basketball isn't boring and how to play it. (thanks Dad!)

                     I've learned that reading more books helps you get into the flow of writing.

                     I've learned that my younger siblings look up to me more than I thought.

                     I've learned how to make actual blog posts. Want to see my first post? My, that's embarrassing . . . I was like eleven or twelve. I'll post it here though {yikes}

                   Today I just made a blog!!! I am happy!!!
          This blog is NOT a blog were I say,"today I went to the dentist and ate jello"
        No, when I post it will be a new story, a contest, or important news.
         And my motto is, "JOY, Put Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last"


Um *cough cough* yeah. That was my first post, terrible, eh? Except for the Jesus first part. =D It's just the "Today I just made a blog!!! I am happy!!" That really part stinks. 

Moving on . . . . . 

                I've learned that if you do three lessons of math a day it is a lot of work, but worth it if you want to catch up. 

              I've learned that God works out everything for good. Want just one little example? I was sick for a loonngg time. Like four months, when we were missionaries in Egypt. I grew closer to God in that four months, closer than ever. I also met some great online friends (Hannah Ours, Erin...). We left Egypt a month ago, mostly because I was sick and things weren't working out. Now, a month later, there are tons of problems in Egypt. We were leaving Egypt the night a church was bombed and about fifty people were killed. God is truly great, He is. Really ahmazing. ;) 

Anyways, that about sums up my "birthday post". Thanks for all your nice emails and comments on facebook if you wished me a happy birthday. To be honest, it hasn't really been happy, with all the kids and Mom being sick, but yeah. We were having a party with family on Saturday . . . probably not gonna happen now, but we can do it next week. ;) Oh -- Anna's birthday wasn't that long ago {the 30th of January). Anna is my {awesome} little sister, could you do me a favor and comment on her blog wishing her a happy birthday?  You would make my day. ;)



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We gave away our kids computer, so Anna hasn't been posting much, but our Uncle just gave us another, so be looking for some cool posts from Anna. 


What have you learned this year? 

21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Kendra!! God is amazing!

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  2. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY {can I get bigger than this???} HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY YPPAH:p HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY *panting* 14th Birthday, dear Kendra!!! I hope you had a very blessed day!:)
    Lots of love,
    Grace

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  3. Happy birthday Kendra! You are SUCH a blessing, and I'm so glad I met you! I hope God blesses your 14 year!

    BTW, AG dolls aren't only expensive: AG supports abortion and homosexual marriages. Just sayin'...

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  4. BTW, that mouse is SOOOOO stinkin' cute!!

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  5. Kendra,
    happy 14th!!!!! I know how you feel, cuz I was sick this year on my 17th bday, and it.was.not.fun!!!
    Anyways, I'm so glad you left Egypt when you did, so you wouldn't be in the thick of everything there!!! God Is Good!! He truly is.
    Blessings,
    Manda <3

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  6. Happy Birthday Kendra!! Congrats on 14 years. ;) I've enjoyed all the posts you've written since I found your blog. :)

    Have a great day - and get better soon *gentle hugs*

    *HUGS*

    Bethany

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  7. Oh! Happy, happy 14th birthday Kendra!!! I'm sorry to hear that some of y'all are sick. But you're right... you can definitely celebrate on another day. =) Just know that we're thinking about you today!

    Lots of love,
    -- Taylor

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  8. Happy 14th birthday! I hope you feel better soon!
    ~Emilie
    livin4thesavior.blogspot.com

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  9. Happy Birthday to you too! I didn't know that you and Anna had birthdays so close together! My birthday isn't close to anyone else's birthday. I'm December and we've got one in January and two in October. (Plus my parents in August!)Well it's passed my bedtime so I've really got to go!
    Happy Birthday!
    Betsy

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  10. Happy Birthday!! Hope you feel better :)

    much love,
    Samarah

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  11. Happy Birthday! Have a great day, and get well soon!

    ~Hannah~

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  12. Hope you have the best birthday ever! 14 was my best year so far, I hope yours is as good!

    Get well soon, and I'm sorry you're sick. :(

    ♥,

    Abby :D

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  13. Happy birthday! I'm sorry your sick on your birthday thats not very fun!

    Your friend, Hope

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  14. Happy birthday Kendra! :D Isn't it wonderful to look back and see how far you've come? Don't worry, my first blog post was embarrassing too and I was a lot older than 11.

    My first grade teacher moved to Egypt and I always associate that place with her, isn't that funny? I am SO glad you and your family got out safely!

    I hope you all start feeling well enough to celebrate. Being sick on your birthday shouldn't be allowed. :)

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  15. Happy birthday! I know how it feels to be sick. :/ I have been very sick this week too. ick.
    I am almost 14 too! (1 week!)
    katie

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  16. Happy Birthday, Kendy! ;D

    Blessings,
    Lauren

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  17. I would love for you to design my blog again! but you don't have to.

    And this time I would love for you to just design what you think is me (Hope) You know me (kinda) Thanks if you don't remember my email is savedbygrace723@hotmail.com

    Your friend, Hope

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  18. I totally fell in love with that mouse!!! :P One of my nicknames is The Mouse. :D And Happy Birthday yet again, a bit late. ;)

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