Samantha's Journal

Thursday, June 29, 2006

A Strange Dream

Last night I had a dream I was getting married! I was still the age I am now, and was standing in the doorway to a sanctuary. All of a sudden, I realized I didn't have my shoes, so I had to find them and there they were. After that, I couldn't find my veil, so I had to settle for a red one. Finally I'm ready to go down the aisle, and I don't see my fiancee anywhere. I search and search and still can't find him. In my dream, I told myself, 'if I see who I'm marrying in this dream, that will be who I marry in real life" Well I woke up after that, so I never found out who it was! silly no?

Since I've turned 15, I've been allowed to have 'special friendships' with gentlemen if one wanted to be special friends. This is mainly on the account that my parents met at 15, were together at 16, and wedded at 18. Of course, when I say special friends, I mean within reason. For example, such a young man could visit, have dinner with my family, call me, and vise virsa. I have not met that young man yet, but that's okay, as I'm only 15. My mom just says if I happen to meet that young man, it's okay to be good friends til I'm at marriageable age.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Drama Class

Lately I've been taking drama classes at the Shakespeare Festival. Sadly, they're coming to an end. It's been a dream of mine to become an actress since I was about 12. I always wanted to be a girl from the old days living on a plantation in a movie. Of course, I doubt that will happen, but working on Shakespeare is fun too! I've learned how to stage fight, throw my voice, enunciate better, and lots more. These classes have really helped my convidence too, and everyone are friends with everyone else, so it's nice. For the final presentation, I'm doing a monologue from Taming of the Shrew with someone else, and one by myself from Romeo and Juliet. I hope to save up enough money for classes in the fall (150-200 dollars) because it's so much fun! The other kids in the class are very good actors and actresses, and there's no competition like most acting classes, so it's good. Does anyone know of a drama camp? I'm hoping to go to one next summer, and maybe one day go professional with this!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Just a Few Pictures


My cousin Casey, my other cousin (and groom!) Justin, and me


Justin and Brooke share their first dance


Brooke and Justin can't help but smile


Groom Justin and Best man Joey watch the bride come down the aisle

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Congratulations Justin and Brooke!

Last night, my cousin Justin married his girlfriend Brooke! The wedding was at my uncle's house. Due to lots of bad things that happened after my dad died from my family, it was nice to put aside our differences and be happy for my cousin. I saw lots of family I've not seen in at least 11 years, so that was a little strange. Brooke was so nervous, but she kept her cool very well. I don't think it hit Justin that he was getting married until he saw his bride walk down the aisle, and then he just couldn't help but smile. People were joking that I was next in line to wed, though not for at least another 3 years! I will post pictures as soon as I get them loaded. Trust me, I took LOTS of pictures!!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Another Day, Another... I forgot

Don't pay attention to the title, I didn't know what to put!!

Thursday marked the anniversry (sp?) of the day my father went on to be with the Lord. It's been 8 years now. My family all had a bad day, and it's weird because since I was so young, I'm not as affected as they are.
Today I had my first drama class at the Shakespeare Festival! I had a bunch of fun! We learned different exercises to warm up our bodies and voices. Some are a tad silly, but that's okay! I have one week to find a play and learn ten lines out of it. I picked Romeo and Juliet and the balcony scene. (' Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefor art thou Romeo...") well that's all for now, especially since this computer won't let me use the 'enter' button for some reason! lol ohwell.. bye!!