Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Olivia Grace!!!!!!!

Isn't she just the sweetest baby doll in the WHOLE world!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Artwork and Baby's!!!! (Those are totally unrelated)

Ok, I am not nearly as good as I wish to be...
But here are a bunch of the drawings I have done in the last two months.
I need more photo's of really cute things.
I like to draw off of pics.

Had to check copyright laws to post this one!!!

Gavin Hamp. He is adorable!!!

I posted this pic a while back. My drawing is nothing to it....

I am practicing silhouettes right now.
This pic looks washed out on the right....

<3 And today my Aunt Christy had her baby!!!! <3
It is a sweet little girl they named Olivia Grace.
I am so honored because my middle name means Grace!!!!
I haven't seen any pics of her yet.
I want to hold her so badly.
But she is in Oregon......................

As soon as I can, I will put a pic of her on here!!!!!!!

~ Caitria Karis (aka Pure Grace)

Monday, May 28, 2012

The sun has set...

So, it was unexpected.
It was not planned.
But it was still good.
I don't have any pics from today, but all in all, I had fun.
We had been going to go to Bass Pro and the mall, but those schemes dissipated into nothing.
So instead:
This morning the girls made a movie. I was their cinematographer, lol! It is a tease on environmentalists....
After that we swam and swam and swam in our pool.
We had a fantabulous lunch.
Then swam some more.
In the afternoon I chatted on fb and played Words With Friends with Rachel and a couple other friends.
I helped make supper after that and we ate a scrumptious dinner.
Then we went out and swam...again.
Daddy and I played single volleyball which is fun!!!!!
Then we fixed the hoses to the garden. They were FULL of holes.
Ok, this sounds boring, but it wasn't.
Anyway, tomorrow I will try to post pics of some of the drawings I have been doing lately. I haven't at all on here and a LONG time for fb.

It's a floating kitty!!!!

~ Caitria

Gonna be a fun day!

We are going to have a blast today.
I'll tell you about it later.

(A blast, btw) LOL!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

In the silence there is peace...

End of a long day, but a good one. I just want to thank God for making me alive and enabling me to enjoy life! I can't imagine being one of those people who go through life thinking everything is awful and depressing. There are so many reasons why I COULD hate life. But God won't let me. I'm so glad.
I can't wait until the moment I wake up and realize it just might be my last day alive and be able to look back over my WHOLE life and see all that God has done in it. I think that will be so cool. I just can't wait to go through all the adventures that are in store for me! Some good, some bad, but all for a purpose!!!!!

Found this guy on a building yesterday. Isn't he cool?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Awesomeness Over and Over

Oh, life is so glorious!!!
God has blessed me sooooooooooo much!
I can't begin to express how wonderful He is...
Right now some of my cousins from Oregon are visiting!!!!!! They are so much fun!
Yesterday was the final picknic for orchestra and choir. It was incredible!!!! :D

I played soccer. And more soccer. And more soccer.
I am overly addicted to soccer. I don't know why. I like other sports too, but if I can play soccer, I will.

When we got home, Thadden, Brisa, Avery, and I went biking down to our creek. I am living on ice cream right now because I got braces Wednesday!!!!
I'll upload some pics soon....
Thursday was fun because I got to hang out with some special friends at the little kid performance. 'Twas a blast!
I'm in the depths of despair because Tabbi is leaving for the summer and this was my last year in choir.
Ok, random facts about me.

I love people.
History has been my favorite subject since I was 12 years old.
I don't take ibeprofin, tylenol, or other pain killers.
I never burn. By the end of summer I look like an Indian.
I am directly descended from King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. We even have a family castle. :D
I used to be infatuated with horses.
I love to sing. Alot.
I'm slightly, ok very, weird.
I like dressing up in princess gowns and wriggling through muddy caves.
Adventures are awesome and I can't wait for each new one God brings me!!!!!!!!
I am head over heels in love with music.
I am half Canadian and say "sorry" like one.
I'm not really good at telling random facts.
Purple is my favorite color, but I also REALLY like sunshine yellow.
I like to wear flowers in my hair.
I am very sportsy.
God is the most important thing in my life.
I'd rather drink lemonaide than pop.
Mangos are my favorite fruit.
Butterfly's are adorable.
And I LOVE my Daddy.
Right now my favorite word is anomalous.

~ Me

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

And so it is over

I am in the depths of despair...
Yesterday was the end of the year concert. And my last concert.
We sang my absolute FAVORITE song in the world, The Awakening.

Here it is.

It helps that this video is full of people I love.

<3 <3 <3 <3

~ Airtiac Risak Kulabmyc (how I sign every plastic cup I have used since I was 13)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Those moments when you go..."DUH!!"

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed to stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.
Not all of these are origonal to me:

On a Sears hairdryer – “Do not use while sleeping."
(Shoot, and that's the only time I have to work on my hair.)

On a bag of Fritos – “You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.”

(The shoplifter special?)

On a bar of Dial soap – "Directions: Use like regular soap."

(And that would be how???....)

On some Swanson frozen dinners – "Serving suggestion: Defrost."

(But, it's "just" a suggestion.)

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) – "Do not turn upside down."
(Well…that’s a little late now!)

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding – "Product will be hot after heating."
(...and you thought????...)

On packaging for a Rowena iron –  "Do not iron clothes on body."
(But wouldn't this save me more time)?

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine – "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.”
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off the forklifts.)

Above the door to a Starbucks building – "Do not lock doors during business hours."
(I suppose the customers would like to get in...)

On Nytol Sleep Aid – "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(And...I'm taking this because?)

On most brands of Christmas lights – "For indoor or outdoor use only."
(As opposed to...what?)

On a Japanese food processor – "Not to be used for the other use."

(Now, somebody out there help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)

On Sainsbury's peanuts – "Warning: contains nuts."

(Talk about a news flash.)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts – "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."

(Step 3: maybe, ooh... Fly Delta?)

On a child's Superman costume – "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."
(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)


On a Swedish chainsaw – "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or hair."
(Oh my ... Was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)

On Starbucks paper/cardboard cup thingies: "Warning: The beverage you are about to drink may be hot."
(Um... yea?!)

Not from me, but much better in the first person: “Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that I could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. "We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter. "You don't?" I replied. "We only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply. "So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?" "That's right." So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets.”

Same here: “I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those "dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the "divider", looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, "Do you know how much this is?" I said to her "I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today." She said "OK," and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue as to what had just happened.”

And here: “A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy." ”

And here: “Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?" "Just use copier machine paper," the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five "blank" copies.”

Hehe! Aren't these great!!!!! <3

~ Caitria

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nugget of Truth

You know, life is full of ups and downs. But I just want to say, that with Jesus Christ, all is possible. You can change the world. It doesn't take lessons, years of study, or special tutors. All you need is Him and you can do anything.

And I'm glad that is the case.

This is Glitter.

The End.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Best last day EVER!!!

So I am so happy right now I think I could dance on a fountain of water. (You know, like in the little kiddie movies, :D.) Yesterday was more than fantabulous!!! It was super-duper incredibly fantastic! Aside from having to wear my sunglasses, :P, everything was marvelous...extraordinary...stupendous...and I just feel like using REALLY big words right now.
Singing went great. We had Bel Canto auditions in Concert Choir, which was sad, because I am not going to be in it next year so I didn't get to help...
Then after helping teach Mezzo's, I played soccer for three hours!!!!!!
And later Abrienne and I went bowling with an amazingly awesome group of friends. And to Starbucks after that (thought Braums would have been better Rachel. :D jk, it was great.)
All in all, it was one of the best days I've had in a LONG time. We laughed our eyes out at Starbucks and I got my first strike bowling. Hmm, maybe I shouldn't be making that public, but oh well. LOL!
I love my friends. They are so spectacular.
Today I spent the whole day with Grace for her birthday (last week). That was WONDERFUL too!!! She was bowling too. I love her to death. Wellllll, not quite death. I think she's still breathing.
I don't have any pics, which is sad. I would have wanted some of both days, but I forgot my cam...both days.
Anyway, I must go clean my house within an inch of my life (yes, my) and I will see yous all Tuesday!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Just hit me...

Next week will probably be the last week I ever take classes at Orchestra and Choir again.
That is SAD.
Enough to make me cry.
I have gone there three years and it seems as if my whole life is now wrapped around it. I meet most of my friends there and have a blast every Friday.
Lets just say I'm suddenly depressed.
I hate change.
And I love it.
This is a BITTERSWEET relationship. And I think I'm hankering toward the bitter part.
Ok, I'm going to cry in the corner.

~ Caitria

P.S. But the sun is just about shining through the clouds, so I can't wait to see what the next adventure is.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Does it really matter?

I don't know? What do you think?

Umm, yea, I got slightly obsessed with...question marks?

And butterflies. I took this pic with my REALLY COOL camera. Which died a year ago... It was a professional camera. I miss it... :P It was an 8th grade grad gift from my aunt who is an awesome photographer. She is coming to visit next week with her fam. I am SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great day! ;o

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Just can't quench it!!!

This is mother's day! And I have to admit, I think I have just about the best one around. She is understanding, loving, careful, listens to me when I am being a little girl, and keeps me on my toes (which is a good thing). As far as it goes, I could safely say she is one of THE BEST friends I have. I am so grateful to God for giving me a woman I can look up to and respect as a mother, someone I can safely say I want to resemble and grow up to be like. If I can be half as good a mother as she is to me to my kids, I think they will have it pretty good.

Here are some pics of my absolutely stunning mother...

Isn't she GORGEOUS!!!!

She is on the left.

One of her senior pics.

And another.

Here is an awful pic of me and her now. Can you tell who is who? LOL...

Well, I hope you all have a great mother's day and remember to bless the woman who has done so much for you.

<3 <3 to all of you mother's who have done so much for me and my friends through the years!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I'm not sure what you write so I'm kinda winging it. My head is really foggy and groggy...
It's been a slow day. We sold three calves at the auction.
I am excited because I am drawing a senior pic for a friend. She is SOOO pretty. I can't wait to get it done and give it to her. I hope she's happy with it. I've been praying I can start using my drawings to impact people and now God's answered. He's really cool like that. I have a lot of prayers that I can't wait till he answers.
My book is coming along..............................................slowly.
I can't wait till summer.
June 2nd Thadden and I are having a dual graduation party. It is going to be lots of fun. Unfortunately, a bunch of the invitations got lost so now we are going to have to get of fb sometime and send an invite like that.
The party is going to be lots of fun though. We will swim, play games, volley ball, soccer... Pretty much anything that is exciting. I'm anticipating a great day, but you never know.
The title has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
This week is going to be FUN!
We are singing the MOST BEAUTIFUL song in choir. It is my favorite song that we have ever sang. I can't wait until our performance. It is even better because the orchestra is playing with us. I like the orchestra. Its easy to, though, because some of my favorite people are in it!!! <3
But I just love music. I always have. It touches something deep down inside me that I cannot express.
Ok, I'm done. This is lousy. Or lame. Or both. LOL! I'm signing off.

~ Caitria

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Reflections of the last leg...

I ofttimes feel like I am simply the third wheel. As a child, I was always ignored by the other girls and made to feel inferior, unimportant, and ridiculous. Most of the time, I pretended I didn't feel the pain that whelmed up in me at their disregard. But I did, and it devoured me alive. There at last came a time when I could pretend no more.

I cried out to God to help me. I plead with him for someone to love me, someone to desire my friendship, someone to tell me that they cared, that they wanted me. Then His answer returned. And left me wordless.
I already had someone like that.
And His name was Jesus.
He not only loved me, but He had sacrificed His life for me. He not only cared for me, but He had created me. He not only wanted me to know I was important, but He had planned a purpose for me from the beginning.
I was shocked. I was stunned. For a long while, I was unable to understand the ramifications of this discovery. But at long last, they sunk in and lodged permanently inside.
I never have to feel alone because He is always at my side. And He is the best friend I will ever have.
So I can tell you, my happiness is no facade. It is not a charade, a pretense designed to deceive you or an impression put on to make me look content. It is real. It is complete. It is perfect.
So, though a lot of times I still feel like to my earthly friends I am on the back burner, I know in one person's life I am irreplaceable. And that is enough. He has finally blessed me with a few friends who truly love me. And I am thrilled with them!!! <3
So, next time YOU feel overlooked, misused, or hurt by your "friends", remember, you don't have to be. There is someone who loves you immeasurably and will never let you go.

So that was my heavy thoughts for the day. I am overjoyed because the sunshine has come back. I pray it will be warm again today. I missed it the last two days. Last night, Mommy left the windows open and in the morning Daddy found a cat in the house. LOL, woops. I will post pics of our kittens on here sometime. They are bigheaded and adorable. (And when I say bigheaded, I mean BIGheaded, :D.)
I have to head over to work soon. Summer had her puppies Monday. They are beyond cute. So very tiny and precious. If I ever find the time, I WILL put pics on here of her and Skye's litters... But not now. I must get ready to leave. :D
So long and fare thee well!!! Have a glorious day and make it something electrifyingly thrilling!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

~ Anyway ~

People are often unreasonable,
illogical, and self-centered;   
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse
you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy over night;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Don't Ask...That Is ALL.

Yea, after church today, I spent the day with Thadden and Brisa. We are a wacky combination of hilarious, sarcastic, anomalous, clowny, and bizarre. You don't really want to know. Trust me on this one. But it is one of the best parts of my life. I cannot imagine life without them.
Thadden had to be in town at 6:30pm for a Subway meeting so we stayed in Sprfld after church. The message was totally inspiring, about how God is always faithful, especially since I have been struggling with a couple of things lately.
Some time during the day, we went to a park. It was gloriously sunny and the sky was sparkling blue! A light breeze kept us nice and refreshed and we SWUNG and SWUNG and SWUNG. Brisa took pics of Thadden and I because we were soooooooo hyper. Ummm, you can tell.

Yea, we were still in our church cloths. LOL. :D

Oh, I love this one! LOL!!!!

That's my bro...

I just had to post this one it's so comical!! Thadden's face is PRICELESS!!

This is my BEAUTIFUL sister.

Even when playing you must be lady-like and manly. Jk, lol!!

Anyway, I must get off here. Hope you all had as wonderful a day as I have. :D <3

Thursday, May 3, 2012

So much to do, so little time....

I am so ready for life to start. There are so many things out there that I want to do. It would be awesome to be able to do everything. Be a profesional singer, an artist, or maybe an actress. I would love to be an athlete, missionary, change the world, figure out how to make the president behave, and finish my book. I want to be the BEST wife and mother ever. I want to help others see how much God has done for them and how wonderful he is. I want to show them Jesus's love, and no matter what goes on in their life THEY can still show it too. I have not had an easy life. Everyone thinks I have. That is calumny. But God taught me to love anyway. I wish there was a way to do all of these things and still glorify God.
But God has chosen one life for me. This one. And I have to do the best I can with what I've got. Its not spectacular. Its not Hollywood or Paris or D.C. But it is a useful life, a wonderful life, a thrilling life, a exhilarated life, a life for GOD!
So, though I may never march in the infantry, sing with the angels, or take US back to its foundation, I have a purpose that I will fulfill, and it will be just what HE wants and just what I need.
And you know what. SO DO YOU!!!!

Believe it or not, I am posting a pic of me! Its a far away pic and looks much better big, but oh well... :D
Can't wait until tomorrow. It is Friday.
And that means singing, friends, hopfully sunshine so I can play soccer, beautiful music from the orchestras, and lots and lots of PEOPLE!! I love people.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

51 of the weirdest laws EVER!!!

You just got to hear some of these to believe it. And yes, look them up. Every one is TRUE!

It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

Whispering in someone’s ear while moose hunting is prohibited.

Cutting down a cactus may earn you a twenty-five-year prison term.

It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.

You may not eat an orange in your bathtub.

It’s unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor (Denver).

A pickle cannot actually be a pickle unless it bounces.

It’s illegal to get married on a dare. (I'm a little curious about this one, lol!)

Washington, D.C. (Not a State, I know, but it was there.)
It’s against the law to post a public notice calling someone a coward for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.

If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle. (Really! Yea! I was worried it might be more.)

It’s illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless you draw the shades first.

All residents may be fined for not owning a boat.

A man must not give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing fewer than fifty pounds.

It’s illegal to take a French poodle to the opera (Chicago). (Come on, don't be racist. Just because they're French...)

The value of pi is 4, and not 3.14159265...

One-armed piano players must perform for free.

It’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits (Natoma).

Every citizen is required to take a shower once a year. (Now someone had a head on their shoulders.)

Biting someone with your natural teeth constitutes simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth classifies as aggravated assault.

If you keep your Christmas decorations on display after January 14, you’ll be fined.

It’s against the law to wash or scrub a sink, no matter how dirty it is (Baltimore). (I am not sure what's the deal with this one. I mean, really...)

No gorilla is allowed in the backseat of any car. (Guess he's riding shotgun.)

A woman may not cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

It’s illegal to paint a sparrow with the intent of selling it as a parakeet (Harper Woods).

Walking a dog without dressing it in diapers is forbidden (Temperance).

Children may buy shotguns in Kansas City, but not toy cap guns. (Yep, definitely Missouri.)

It’s a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail.

Bar owners may not sell beer unless they brew a kettle of soup simultaneously.

It’s illegal for men with mustaches to kiss women. (I'm moving to Nevada.)

New Hampshire
It’s forbidden to sell the clothes you’re wearing to pay off a gambling debt.

New Jersey
It’s against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season. (Poor guys.)

New Mexico
Females may not appear unshaven in public.

New York
While riding in an elevator, you must talk to no one, fold your hands, and look toward the door. (This one just makes me laugh. I would ALWAYS be going to jail.)

North Carolina
It’s against the law to sing off-key. (Oooooooooh. I ADORE this one!)

North Dakota
It’s illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

You must honk the horn whenever you pass another car, according to the state’s driver’s education manual.

It’s forbidden to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger.

law requires dishes to be drip-dried.

It’s illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

Rhode Island
You may not bite off another person’s leg. (Thanks for the heads up. Next time I'm thinking about it, I'll make sure I'm over the boarder.)

South Carolina
If a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, he is required by law to keep his promise.

South Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.

Selling hollow logs is strictly forbidden.

You may not shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

It is illegal not to drink milk. (I will never be moving to Utah.)

Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

Tickling a woman is unlawful.

It’s illegal to pretend that one’s parents are wealthy.

West Virginia
If you make fun of someone who does not accept a challenge, you risk a six-month prison sentence.

Unless a customer specifically requests it, margarine may not be substituted for butter in a restaurant.

Unless you have an official permit, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April.

LOL, ok, hope you guys like these. I was rolling on the floor. :D <3