Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If guys were like girls 2.....

This is not as funny as the first but, its still good! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

100 Random Facts About Me - Part 2

continuing from Part 1.

26. I am not a writer.
27. I have been known to create very awkward moments without knowing it.
28. I have giggle fits that I'm learning to control.
29. I cannot tell a joke. or a story.
30. Math is my favorite class because of the people that are in there.
31. My least favorite class is American Literature. (Mrs. Haley, don't kill me!)
32. In all my classes this year, except one, the guys out number the girls.
33. I have played the piano for a decade.
34. Most people have a hard time pronouncing my first name.
35. It's pronounced with a soft "g" not a hard one.
36. I have been mistaken for a guy three times in my life.
37. Twice on the radio and once on an overnight field trip.
38. The lady coordinating the trip thought I was a boy and had me rooming with three other guys.
39. It was funny and awkward.
40. My favorite colors are purple, dark brown, and lime green.
41. I have been to four different countries.
42. The countries include Canada, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.
43. My parents used to ski in Canada and I went with them twice.
44. I would love to go to Ecuador or Africa.
45. I have a "twin". (we were born on the same day just hours apart.)
46. He's from Columbia and is the exact opposite of me.
47. I read for information. (i.e. Christian Living, Cleaning, etc. books.)
48. The longest I have ever stayed up voluntarily was 5:30am.
49. Involuntary was when the blizzard of '11 hit Atalanta.
50. I didn't realize it was this hard to come up with 100 random facts about myself.

Friday, March 25, 2011

This Has Been A Rant By Giann

Killer the Headache or is it Headache the Killer?

Honestly, not much has happened this week aside from getting new windows. :)

But, one thing I have noticed is the headaches that I've been getting lately.

I think its the caffeine I've been having from my weekly visit to Star*bucks and having sweet tea from when I go out to eat. :p

And they come and go so, you never know when its going to hit! Its frustrating and I understand how my friend feels.

When you have headaches, you are limited in what you can and cannot do.  and it makes me mad. I can barely think and I'm sensitive to light, not necessarily to sound.

Since writing this post, my headache has almost gone away but, it will be back shortly so I will "take advantage of the time".

See ya later blog folks!


Thank you for reading "A Rant By Giann". Now, back to the real world.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

100 Random Facts About Me - Part 1

When you blog and get to a 100 posts, the tradition is to blog 100 random facts about yourself. Well, I missed that so I'm going to do it on my 250th post. Here goes nothing..... :) (by the way, these are in no particular order....)

  1. I do not like $p!d3rs!!! 
  2. Left-handed people are the best! ;) 
  3. I LOVE weddings! (Who doesn't?)
  4. My least favorite subject in school is writing and reading required fiction. 
  5. I am neither a country girl nor a city girl. I prefer suburbia.
  6. I love dissections we have to do for science. 
  7. My first dissection was a cow's eye ball. Amazing! 
  8. I have never seen a PG-13 or R rated movie. Although, I'm pretty sure "The Last Of The Mohicans" was rated just that. 
  9. I'm more of the romantic comedy type. :) 
  10. I do not like to leave people out.
  11. I hate it when people act like they like me. Just tell me you don't like me and it'll save a bunch of heartache. 
  12. I plan on having a lot of kids, like the Duggars but, not all from me. :) 
  13. I LOVE the snow!! 
  14. I've been homeschooled since 1st grade. 
  15. I use the word "y'all" more than I need to. 
  16. I love homeschooling and wouldn't trade it for anything.
  17. My current favorite Disney show is Good Luck Charlie.
  18. My all time favorite, though, is The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody
  19. I also like The Brady Bunch and Hogan's Heroes. 
  20. My favorite Nickelodeon show is a cross between iCarly and Big Time Rush. 
  21. I love photography. 
  22. I love coffee now thanks to Starbucks. 
  23. My favorite drink is the White Chocolate Mocha. 
  24. I have not had a boyfriend. 
  25. I plan on attending college somewhere. 
Stay Tuned for Part 2! :) 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts – A Little Early

This is an excellent video on the Rob Bell Controversy. Highly recommend you watch this!
Original Post here.

Do We Really Believe What We're Saying? from The Church at Brook Hills on Vimeo.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Little Spring

My friends came over on St. Patricks Day while our moms worked on a craft project together. (pictures to come! ) We decided to enjoy the beautiful weather by taking some photos! I hope you enjoy them! 

Thanks Jessica for taking some of the photos! 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Move Over Jeggings.....

Have to catch an early flight in the morning?
Have to stay home but you might need to run a quick errand?
Have to meet a friend at the playground but you don't want to change clothes?

*big announcer voice*

Then it sounds like you need Pajama Jeans! Made with 95% cotton and 5% spandex, these will make your pajamas and jeans look and feel like yesterdays trash. No need to worry about if your zipper is zipped or your button is buttoned because Pajama Jeans doesn't have them! The elastic waist makes them fit perfectly! You can sleep in them, walk your dog in them, take out the trash in them, and even wear them while you're sick! :)

You might be thinking, "Is that all?"

Wait, theres more.....

No more expensive dry cleaning bills because Pajama Jeans can go for a spin and a tumble!* It also comes with a gray t-shirt that can be monogrammed.**

They come in many different styles such as


Black Boot Cut, 

Skinny Vintage, 

and more! 

Pajama Jeans are the best thing for Stay-at-Home Moms, Work-at-home Moms, and even Retired Moms (aka Grandmas).

Guys, this is the perfect gift idea for Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas, Grandparents and/or Mother's Day, or any holiday!

So, make your next purchase, a Pajama Jean purchase. I promise you'll be satisfied! :)

*note: i have yet to put them in the dryer since i waited so long for them and did not want to return them in case they shrunk, so toss them at your own risk. 
**second note: i did not get mine monogrammed so, request at your own risk. 
***third note: photos are from

{Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated to write this post. I have just found Pajama Jeans very satisfactory and wanted to share that with the world. Or who ever reads my blog. Like always, my opinions are my own.} 

Monday, March 14, 2011

When I'm Sick, I Want To Move To Australia

Hello Blog World!


I'm taking a "Spring Break" this week or should I say catch-up-on-school-week-because-i was-so-sick-last-week. Soooo, my post about our messed up floors, renovations, and other random ramblings should be up sometime next week. ;)  (by the way, how do you like my new design? should I keep it?)

Unless I get sick.....again.

Until then, you can look at these what-life-is-really-like pictures. :)

Did you ever read the book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very, Bad Day? Well, thats what I felt like on friday. And I wanted to move to Australia. 

But, I didn't..........or did I?


Friday, March 11, 2011

I Don't No Where to Start

honestly, life has taken me captive. I've been swept up in a tornado that really likes me and wants me to stay and never go away. So, the posts that have been going up are scheduled posts.

key word: scheduled. 

nothing great and mighty has happened over the last few weeks that I feel necessary to broadcast to the world. Hopefully, Hopefully, though, I will have something to at least tell y'all. I just remembered that I do indeed have a post for ya but, it will stay in "draft" until our floors are fixed. If they ever get fixed. 

key word: fixed and if

in other news, I had the opportunity to use my CEF skills at a local missions conference for hispanic pastors. felt like old times. then, I went to see a movie, Gnomeo and Juliet. (in my opinion, it should be rated PG instead of G for just a couple of scenes.) 

Anyway, I also have some friends going to Columbia over spring break. Here's a link to their blog if you want to follow there journey! :) 

Well, life calls me back. ta-ta for now! :) 

oh, and i'm also sick...bleh! 

Day 15 - Your dreams I don't really know my dreams quite frankly.

I have big dreams.

I have little dreams. 

I have medium sized dreams. 


"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my way, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." – Isaiah 55:8-11

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 14 - A memory

(yeah....I changed it. :) )

A simple question: "Where is the smoke coming from?"

A simple answer:  "I'll show you. Come."

Walking down a wet, dirt path, I turn to the right as he leads me to a dark kitchen. I can barely see two women working over a hot stove making homemade tortillas. Wetting their hands, in what I presume to be dirty water, they spin their tortilla around and then place it on the hot stove. They have a system and wanted me to try it. I think they thought it was funny to see a gringo make tortillas for the first time. :)  After several tries and about 5 mins. of placing it on the hot stove, I have made my first tortilla in Guatemala. 

A memory. 

A simple question: "Where's the smoke?"

A simple answer: "I'll show you. Come."

I walk down the cobblestone, dirt street of Jerusalem where Jesus had walked many years before I had ever lived. He leads me to the hill where Jesus hung on a tree. He tells me that my Savior became the sacrifice for my sins. He tells me I no longer need to offer up sacrifices once a year. The fragrance of our sin was now Jesus, not some animal. He was the sacrifice once and for all. 

A memory. 

May we be reminded, during this time of Lent, of the sacrifice Jesus made for us. 

"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." – 2 Corinthians 5:21

(1&3 from

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 13 - This Week

Celebration of Mardi Gras......

......and the beginning of Lent.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 12 - What's on your iPod

Since I am giving up all secular music for Lent, here is my shortened playlist.

Mandi Mapes

Brookhills Music

Chris Tomlin

Lincoln Brewster

Barlow Girl


Steven Curtis Chapman


Red Mountain Music

and other CCM artists.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 11 - Your Siblings

One brother (and two adopted sisters). (Or really close family friends! ;) )

Jason - blood related

Anna and Sarah Beth - really close family friends