Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gone 4 now...

Hello folks! I just thought I ought to letyou all know, due to Internet issues over here, i won't be posting or commenting on anything for about 2 weeks. Sorry! <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="br"> I had an amazing Christmas with my family and am excited about the new year! I am not looking forward to school...at all..but I suppose it'll be good to have some schedule and routine back in life. Lol.
Anywho, I better git. Dean wants the iPod and mom is gonna want to unplug the Internet again here in a bit. HaPpY nEw YeAr everyone!!! <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="br">


P.S. This is the first time I have blogged on the iPod!! Lol

Monday, December 19, 2011

Something I love...

I have started a blog post 3 times and erased it every time....I am at a loss at what to blog about! lol. I hate feeling like I have the most boring retarded blog on the planet so when I feel like no one will care what I write I would just rather not try to make it interesting! :P Sorry.

So, My bestie just reccomended "just writing about something I love"...

I love a lot of things. First of all, My Savior! I love Him for coming from Heaven to be born in a dirty stall. I love Him for living His life teaching and serving others. And I love Him for dying on the cross and enduring scorn and contempt and beatings all beacause he loved me and wanted to make a way for me and all other sinners to get to heaven!! I love him for rising again on the 3rd day. And I love him for preparing a home for me in heaven where I will live eternally praising Him. I love Him for loving me. That is what I love the most.

Secondly, I love my family!! God has given me the most amazing family ever on the face of the planet! I have brothers and sisters and parents who all love the Lord and care about encouraging each other and teaching their children how to grow and learn and live for Christ! And on top of all that, they are a dang fun group of people.

Everywhere else I love way to much to post, but I will try to list a few,
I love my friends, I love, Summer, I love Snow, I love Springtime, I love butterflies, I love laughing, I love togetherness, I love flowers, I love Music, I love singing, I love church, I love deep brown eyes, I love sunshine, I love Colors, I love my bird, I love converse....I think I had better stop. :D lol. <3 <3 <3

God has given me a wonderful life to live. I get discontented when I think about all the things I wish I could do, and there are a lot of them, but when I actually stop and think about what God has done for me it all vanishes. I will always have dreams that I wish with almost all of me would come true, but I can leave that to God. If those things are His will for my life then they will come when He wants them to! If not, then I just need to trust that He knows what is best for me and to be content where He has me.
Luvz and Merry Christmas 2 all of you!

<3 RinskiiJoy <3 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I just realized that some of you that read my blog may not know that I come from an enormous family!! Lemme find a pic really fast.
This is in Age order. :) My amazing brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. :) ok From left to right Back row: Jason (27), Joshua (25) and Edward (2), Aaron (23), Quinn (brother-in-law), Daniel (20), Micah (18), Me (16. I had braces still in this pic! :D lol), Jonnah (15), Nathanael (13), ~Front Row from left to right: Samuel (11), Leah (9), Benjamin (7), Jerusha (5), Ethan (3), *behind Ethan* Joanna (21) and Gavin, Jenna (sister-in-law) and Della, Tyana (Sister-in-law) and Elaina  and Eilis, And Toni (sister-in-law)
Yup. That's us. Except my lovely parents. lol. I'll have to post a pic of them too sometime. 
Anyways, a lot has gone on and is going to go on this month but I really don't feel like I could write them out in any interesting kind of way tonight. :) So here are some pix from this week. <3 Enjoy. 
 My crazy brother. xD lol. 
 "Sabrina" <3 
 Monster Import. Yesh. 
Biology and Buble. Buble's new Christmas album is EPIC!! btw. :D 

 NO EDITS! I SWEAR! lol!! <3 For reals. I am proud of this. 
 My gorgeous 'Laina niece helping me listen to Buble. :D 
Yesterday's doodle that I did in place of Biology!! or more like drawing...or sketch. :) 



Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Giving Tree

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.
And every day the boy would come,
And he would gather her leaves,
 and make them into crowns and play king of the forest,
He would climb up her trunk,
and swing from her branches,
and eat apples.
And they would play hide-and-go-seek.
And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.

And the boy loved the tree...

Very much.
And the tree was happy.

But time went by.

And the boy grew older.
And the tree was often alone.

Then one day the boy came to the tree and the tree said,
 "Come, Boy, come and climb up my trunk and swing
 from my branches and eat apples and play inside my shade and be happy."
"I am too big to climb and play," said the boy.
"I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money. Can you give me some money?"
"I'm sorry," Said the tree, "but I have no money. I have only leaves and apples. Take my apples, boy, and sell them in the city. Then you will have money and you will be happy."
And so the boy climbed up the tree
and gathered her apples
and carried them away.
And the tree was happy.

But the boy stayed away for a long time...
and the tree was sad. And then one day the boy came back and the tree shook with joy
and she said "Come, Boy, climb up my trunk and swing from my branches and be happy."
"I am too busy to climb trees," said the boy. "I want a house to keep me warm," he said.
"I want a wife and I want children, and so I need a house. Can you give me a house?"
"I have no house," said the tree. "The forest is my house, but you may cut off my branches and build a house. Then you will be happy."
And so the boy cut off her branches and carried them away to build his house.

And the tree was happy.

But the boy stayed away for a long time.
And when he came back, the tree was so happy she could hardly speak.
 "Come, Boy," She whispered,
Come and play."
"I am too old and sad to play," sad the boy.
"I want a boat that will take me far away from here. 
Can you give me a boat?" 
"Cut down my trunk and make a boat," said the tree.
 "Then you can sail away....and be happy." 

And so the boy cut down her trunk...

And made a boat and sailed away. 
And the tree was happy. 

But not really.

And after a long time the boy came back again. 
"I am sorry, Boy," said the tree,
"But I have nothing left to give you-My apples are gone."
"Me teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy. 
"My branches are gone," said the tree. "You cannot swing on them-"
"I am too old to swing on branches," said the boy. 
"My trunk is gone," said the tree. "You cannot climb-"
"I am too tired to climb," said the boy. 
"I am sorry," sighed the tree. "I wish that I could give you something... but I have nothing left. I am just an old stump. I am sorry..."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy. "just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired." 
"Well," said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, 
"well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest." 
And the boy did. 
And the tree was happy.
<3 <3 The End <3 <3 

by Shel Silverstein

<3 LUVZ!! <3 


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Guess what?! It snowed !!! Now, it officially feels like Winter. <3 <3 <3

:D Isn't it fantastic? That is not a fantastic photo. lol. but I am not a photographer and our camera is really crummy. 

Wanna see our Christmas Decorations?  If not then you had better close your eyes while you scroll down...

This is our "big" tree! We can't have a real big one 'cause we don't have room for it and it wouldn't last very long in here with wood heat. We are hoping to get a tall prelit atificial one someday though!!

This has the baby ornaments on it and some of the special old ornaments.

My baby ornament.

The other trees! They are so cute. :D I did those all by myself!! lol. <3


So, the Christmas concert went really well! It was looong...but there are a lot of classes. And there was an intermission in the middle... which made it ok. :D The little kid classes were all before then the older classes after.  Our Messiah songs were so much fun! It is so awesome to play them with the choir! It is loooovely.
I am bummed about Orchestra being off for the rest of December...I will miss it. But there is SO much going on this month!! I have a lot to look forward to! It is very exciting.
This is prolly the dummest most boringest post on planet earth...but I did three Algebra lessons in a row today and I will blame anything dumb or boring or insane that I do tonight on all the brain cells that were fried trying to figure out how much "x" is when you mutiply it by the opposite of "b"...*sigh* Don't laugh smart people. I almost died.
I better get off the computer...It is almost dinner time and Dad and Dean are about to get home and the house needs cleaned up. <3

<3 <3 luvz <3 <3


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving and whatnot...

Heyo! <3
Obviously, I didn't get a post written yesterday like I had hoped. I started one.....And then Nonii popped up and we chatted...then I had to get my lovely little neice out of something...then I had to run something out to the freezer in the dark...That was awful. And did you know that we have cyotes out here?? I have heard them before! *shiver* I don't like going outside in the dark. I just ran out of time to finish a post. lol.
Anyways, I had a great weekend! We got to celebrate Thanksgiving twice this year. The first time was on Thanksgiving Day in KC with Dad's family. We had a *lot* of fun! It was the annual Burks Family Reunion and bowling tournament. I am garbage at bowling but we all had so much fun! I only ever get to do it when we go to Kansas City on Thanksgiving. :D 
The second time was Sunday here at the house. All of the married kids that are in town came and Gramma and Uncle Jared were here! We cooked and ate and hung out all day. It was pretty much awesome! I have the koolest family everz.
Yesterday I woke up late-ish and had pumpkin pie for breakfast. Then the kids watched Hogan's Heroes while Mom, Jonnah, and I listened to Christmas music and put up Christmas decorations! We are supposed to be school this week and I haven't gotten any of it done! Horrible huh?? I should be doing it now instead of blogging...but I would hate that..So I'm not. lol.
Dad and Deano just got home! ^_^ And it is almost dinner time. I am hungry. But I am pretty much always hungry...so nuthin' else is new there! lol.
I cannot wait until Friday!! Last Friday we didn't have any orchestra because it was Thanksgiving week. I have practiced like a crazy lady though and I am getting pretty decent at the Messiah songs we are playing. I am excited about all the Christmas events coming up. We have our Christmas Concert this Friday (We are playing a few of the peices from Handel's Messiah!!), then Christmas parties! I NEVER get tired of Christmas parties! If someone had one in the middle of Summer I would be there. xD I should do that.....;)
I broke my fingernail last night. It hurt like garbage.
I completely forgot about this! lol. We just finished Dinner and Ethan is on the couch waiting on me to come sit with him to watch Cars 2 so I had better git. ^_^ <3 luvz! <3

<3 "You've got to be lost to find a place as can't be found" <3

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm back!!

Hiya people!! It has been way to long since the last time I blogged! I'm sorry 'bout that. I kinda got really sick of the name and the look though, so I have COMPLETELY changed it. :) I hope you like it!! The credit for the background goes to Micah. :D I found that picture online and *really* wanted it as my background but had *no* clue how to do that. Micah is a genius though and figured it out in just a few minutes!! <3 I'd love for you to comment and let me know what you think of the "new" blog! 

I hope to be able to write a real post this Monday. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving!! Have a *fantastic* weekend!!

<3 Luvz!! <3


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hello again! 
This week has been pretty hectic it seems like...I don't think it really has been....it has just really seemed that way! lol. I finally got caught up with my school and am soooo glad. :P I hate being behind...Yesterday I got to babysit my little GavinMan for the morning while his Mommy and Tabbi-Aunt were at orchestra! He wasn't feeling well but he was still the sweetest li'l thing. :D Anyways, about noon-ish Q was there to babysit and JO took me to orchestra for my classes. I was able to hang out for a little while before my class which made me happy. And we got Christmas music yesterday!!! :D I love Christmas...<3
Last night Aaron and Jen had some ppl over to watch Game 7 of the World Series! That was pretty fun. :D We all just had a good time and screamed when the Cardinals won. xD It was awesome.
Tomorrow is 5th Sunday which means Fellowship meal after church and hanging out! After that the Bakers are having a party at their house that is gonna be a blast. :D
I think I'm bored....I need a project. Mom, and Dean, and Micah have their arbonne thing...Even Jonnah loves studying up and being involved in all that....It bores. me. lol. Maybe when I am old enough to make some money at it it won't be so boring. :P I need to learn something new on my guitar. I loooove playing my guitar and learning new chords and songs is way too fun. :D It makes me happy. I learned how to play "Mary did you know" this week and I learned like 3 new chords in the process!! That is my favorite way to learn chords. Micah can just learn the chords by themselves. lol. I like to learn them as I learn a song though.
dude...this is getting rambly.....I am tired. ^_^
The other day Me and Jonnah put on gorgeous red formal dresses and did a photo shoot outside in the freezing weather and threatening rain. It was awesome. :D The sky was so dark and it really made the colors of all the leaves and grass look gorgeous. Anyways....

Jonnah and I didn't have anyone outside to take this pic for us...so we put the camera on "panorama" setting and I took a pic of her, then she took a pic of me, and it worked really well! We're proud of it. :D

P.S.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DADDY!!! :D :D <3 <3 He is the most amazingest Daddio on earth and I love him loads and loads. I am so thankful to God for giving me the best Dad ever. :D  <3 xoxo


Monday, October 24, 2011

a new look!

I changed things up a bit on here! I like it so much better now. It was really bothering me. I don't know why. But I was starting to hate it. lol. It feels very fresh and new now! Don't you think? It is making me happy. I might change the background again sometime in the near future cos this one isn't really my style but I thought that this was really too cute not to be on ANYONE'S blog so it is on mine for a little while. :)
I better git off of here! I am out of computer time for the day and just wanted to post something new so that I had an excuse for all of you to come see my new blog. ^_^ <3 <3 Have a fantastic week!! <3 <3

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Nothing Interesting to Say..."

"Tra-la-la-la-la Spring is in the air...And I am a flower....with nothing. interesting. to say." 

Only....It's fall. :D Finally. It has just now really started to feel like fall too!!! Mom, Micah, Jonnah, Ethan, and Jeri, and me had to go to town this morning and I wore a hoodie, My leather Jacket, and a scarf!! :D And I was still chilly. It made me so happy. xD 

I want to go somewhere....Do any of you ever get that feeling? And no, I don't mean Wal-Mart or even the mall. I want to go somewhere faaaar away. just for a little while. I want to go to Jamaica or New Zealand or  England or Australia or somewhere like that. That sounds awesome. 'course. I would even settle for Florida or New york....;) Oh well. 

We just watched a Gene Kelly movie called "Always Fair Weather". I think. lol. It was a pretty dumb story but Gene Kelly tap dances in roller skates in that one. :D That made up for the retarded plot mostly. We have "Singin' in the Rain" too! That one is prolly my favorite that Gene Kelly EVER did! It is so cute. I love it. ^_^ 

This past weekend were the yearly "Revival" meetings at church! Pastor Jay preached some WONDERFUL sermons and we had a great time with Him and Ms. Linda. They stayed in Marshfield but we got to see them every evening. On Sunday there was a meal after church and a lot of people stayed and played some sports and just hung out. I actually played some volleyball believe it or not! lol. I almost never play. I stink at it so bad. :P I had a lot of fun though and Dean taught me how to serve the ball over the net instead of into or under it. :D lol. Anyways, After that, Dad an' Mum, Mr. and Mrs. Folk, and Mr. and Mrs. Baker went out to dinner. They all came to our house after and some of the married kids and Nate and Esther came over for snacks and hanging out! We had a really great time! We laughed a lot. They are wonderful friends. :D 

We don't have any school this week!! I am so so so glad. <3 I hate school. I can't wait to finish for good. :P

The kids are watching "UP" in the living room.....:D It is pretty funny to listen to. lol. I would rather sit here and listen to it then actually watch it. It is not one of my fave Pixar movies....

I ate Pizza rolls for lunch. yup. They were good. 

*YaWn* ok. I am out of anything interesting or otherwise to say. ^_^ Until next time, LUVLUV!! <3 <3 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Some random things I love....

My siblings...

Sharpie Art...

Hogans Heroes with the fam...

My bestie...

Being sisters....

My Converse....

<3 <3 luvluv!! <3 <3 

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I'm finally getting around to writing a new post! I have been pretty busy lately with school and going places and the like! Right now, it is about perfect right here. <3 I am sitting here in my very fave "basketball" pants (made with basketball short material but actually long pants. They are AMAZING! And, they are very green. Which makes them even awesomer. ^_^) with a cup of coffee, a hoodie, and all the windows open. *sigh* I love it. All the little kids are outside helping mom plant her baby maple trees and it is really quiet in here. I can hear the kids outside, the washer, and my loverly birdies making loverly soft little chirpy noises in my room. Fall is prolly one of my favorite things. ^_^
Mom, Dean, Micah, Jonnah, me, and the babies just got back from Springfield about an hour and a half ago. Jonnah was spending her birthday money in the mall and we went to Marshals and Wally. I love the mall. xD It has so much stuff that I love to look and and SO much stuff that I want really bad. lol. I would just love to actually have money to spend. :P :) Oh well.
Yesterday was orchestra! It was a great day, as usual. Well, Actually more than usual 'cause I only had to babysit half the day!!! :D It was so awesome to have free time to spend hanging out with my buddies. We have a blast together. <3 <3 I need a pic of us to put on here. :D I really do....ok. That is a priority. xD
Thursday we went to SDC. It was just us home people (except Dad and Dean who had to work). :D It was fun though. They were getting set up for Christmas already and I am getting so excited!! They were putting lights up EVERYWHERE and I cannot wait to go during Christmas time. "It's the most wonderful time of the year!!" And I firmly believe that. Christmas I think is probably definitely my favorite Holiday. xD
btw, did you know that they put up over 4,000,000 Christmas lights at SDC every year!!!??? That is a LOT of lights! lol. Random info there. ^_^ :D I'm gonna post a couple pics from Thursday, then I'm (hopefully) gonna chat with my bestie. <3 <3 luvluvluv!!!! <3 <3
The cutest little EthanMan on earth. xoxo!!

Way too cute.

Waiting for the kids on Thunderation

Yup. Monster. Every time. <3 xD <3

Ben watching the wood carver guy

The kids always try to get that thing rolling another direction. :D

The teacups! I almost never ride those....they make me really sick. :P

Mom said "smile!" And this is the face he made. xD


Jeri on the frogs! <3 She's such a doll!!

Gyser Gulch. Ethan and Jeri were Vacuuming those foam balls for like an hour! lol. <3

An employee on the top level kept dumping them over the rail. Ethan and Jeri loved it. ^_^

We died.
coming alive!!!

<3 Us. <3

Mom, Ethan, and Jeri on the carousel

Gramma on the Carousel!! <3 lol

Mii. :)

On the way home.

Peace out. <3 xD
....Ok. So, maybe more than "a couple" :D lol. Hope u enjoyed them! <3 <3