Friday, July 21, 2006


Today I was going through some of the junk in my room and I came upon something. It was a small book, not very thick, with Laura the Carrot (from Veggie Tales) on the front of it. I opened the book and on the inside it said "From James Miller to Jessica McDonald on my birthday, October 22, 1998. I was eight years old. I opened it and poured over the extremely funny, and innocent entries from my childhood. I brought the book downstairs and showed my parents. We all laughed over it. Then Melissa came up with a brilliant suggestion.
"Why don't you put some of the entries up on your blog?"
Light bulb! "What a great idea, Melissa!"
So here I am at the computer digging through my old diary and typing up some entries.

Enjoy!! ;)

Sunday 4/18/99

Dear Diary, Today I am going to church and going to learn about God and his disiples. Love, Jessica


Dear Diary, Tommorow I am going to Audreys birthday. And I am going to have a garadge sale! It is going to be really fun! I like my mom and dad. and my house is very pretty. Well that was my day! Love, Jessica Nicole McDonald

Saturday 7/18/99

Dear Diary, Today we had so much fun we played murder we swam we played crokay and club house! But my 11 year old sister was acting like a two year old it was mean of her to throw a motersichle man at me! Well that was my day! Love, Jessica Nicole McDonald

Thursday 9/17/99

Dear Diary, Tonight we are having guasts Misha and Micka. Melissa is really grumpy. I feel grate I just found out we are having a cold front it is gonna be cool. Love, Jessica Nicole McDonald

Tuesday 5/16/00

Dear Diary, Today we played a game were Tiffany was Isabella Melissa was Lea Abigail was Rachel (she likes that name) Caleb was Joseph and I was Caroline. We ate sandwiches for Lunch. Today I am going to take two tests and a lesson in Sience Language, and History..........->

Next page for the rest of my day->

(Authors note: There actually was no 'rest of my day' on the next page. Not sure why in the world I wrote that. :) You turn the page and it's an entry from a couple days later...weird.)

Thursday 1/11/01

Dear Diary, Today I had fun! I had bannah nut bread and yogurt for breakfest. I had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches . For dinner we had mexican casarole. I rollerbladed. Melissa got her hairbrush stuck in her hair we had to cut it. WE played dolls. I wore a plaid dress. Love, Jessica

Thursday 1/18/01

Dear Diary, Today we had fun. I wore my coolots. We had spaggeti for supper today. Me and Melissa got in trouble for jumping over puddels. Well that was my day. Bye! Love, Jessica

Sunday 2/4/01

Dear Diary, Today we went to the chainy's church! I met a few girls there names are Grace, Essie, Hannah and Bethany. It is a home church. I had lots of fun! Well I really have to go so bye! Love, Jessica P.S it was called "Grace Covanet"

Wendsday 4/18/01

Dear Diary, Today we had fun! TIffanys and Christa's hoops came in. TIffany got me and Melissa paper dolls a sewing kit, wooden thimble, feather pen and a notebook. Mom and dad went somewhere so I had to stay home. I played wedding in Christa's 6 bone hoop. Melissa video taped it. We also took pictures of it. I want a hoop badly but for a two bone it is $28.00!!! Love, Jessica

Tuesday 6/10/01

Dear Diary, Today James was being very mean. He tatle tailed on me and now I can't have chips. Tiffany, Melissa and I are doing a shakespeare play. WE borrowed "Sense and Sensability" by Jane Austen from the Franklins. WE also borrowed "Song of the South". Grace and Essie taught me to weave. I still don't have a hoop. Love, Jessica

WARNING: Don't worry, I CAN spell correctly at age 15... no, that is the real spelling from my diary, and I think that it makes what I wrote then even more funny, so I thought I'd leave it.

OH! I'm still laughing! :D

Well, I'd better go, it's getting late.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

I'm feeling especially silly right now.

Nothing much is happening over here of importance. Just the usual things. Oh, and we got back from Alabama finally. We got to see some of our great friends there (the Keen family) which was really cool. I also hurt my foot pretty bad while we were packing up the booth after the conference. Go figure.
The kids have been swimming a lot since we got back. Today I went to my violin lesson and my teacher and I did this really neat duet. That was a ton of fun.
Hmmm. My post needs something else. The question is...what?
I've got it! An interview! Okay, here is an interview with...guess who! My adorable little brother William Alexander McDonald!

So, William, how old are you?
15 months old.

Do you like your family?
Are you kidding? Who wouldn't love a family who kisses, hugs, and holds me all day long? It's so neat! I feel so loved. And all I have to do to make them happy is to say their names for them and give them lots of hugs! It's so cool!

What do you think about people outside of your family? Do you like strangers to hold you?
I don't mind. People with long hair are especially nice, because then I can pull it!!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Laugh, play, eat, watch my sibs do weird things, hang out with the bigger boys and try to be one of them, sleep, get into stuff and pound on the piano.

Thank you William for this delightful conversation. We feel honored to have spoken with you.

Isn't he a doll? Anyway...


Jessica Nicole

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Latest on Injuries Over Here...

This afternoon I was busy doing the lunch dishes, humming happily to myself.
I began to put away the clean dishes.
I picked up the coffee cups and opened the cabinet and was just lifting my arm above the counter to put them in when…a huge crash came, followed by a wail from myself. But, the coffee cup was forgotten when I looked down at my lower arm, and there, upon it was a huge gash. Blood poured forth and I lost it. I started to cry (I mean, what would you do if you had a ginormous gash in your arm?) and called Mom. She came rushing. She told me to calm down and she sat down on the couch, and I beside her. She got some tissue and held it to my wound. Then she told me that she was going to look at it. I turned away. (No, I’m not scared of blood, but I knew it would just make me frantic if I saw a huge rip in my arm.) Finally Dad got home (he had been out packing books for the conference.) and went to get a butterfly and a band aid. Tiff (who had been with Dad.) sat down beside me and I looked away (again!) as she presided to look at my horrible injury.
“Oh, it’s not that bad.” She told me cheerfully.
I (wanting desperately to believe her!) then did something dumb. I looked down at it.
“Ugh!” I cried. “It looks like….like…Frodo’s Nazgul wound! Doesn’t it, Tiff?”
She of course, being the compassionate person that she is, shook her head. “Of course it doesn’t! It doesn’t look at all like it.”
Now, friends, I must tell you that my wound really does look like Frodo’s Nazgul wound, except without the infection. The skin is split like that. It’s so disgusting. Ooooooh! I should put a picture up of it! What say y’all to that? lol. Just kidding. It would make me sick!
Anyway, then after I looked, my darling Father came out of his bedroom, armed with bandages and butterflies. He heroically bandaged me up and my poor arm is now in healing mode.
So I hope that gives you a good idea of the horrible pain I experienced.

But besides this exciting occurrence, nothing else has happened today that was especially exciting. I’ll be sure to post if I have to get my arm cut off.
Just kidding.



Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July!!! In honor of the day celebrating America's independence, I shall post something special. :) Here's a song for today:

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Another song celebrating America that I like is "God Bless the USA", but for the sake of not boring you to death with every song that I've ever come across, I'll just post the chorus.

I’m proud to be an American
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God bless the U.S.A.

Now that I'm on a roll, I might as well post my two favorite Americana pictures.

And to end this post I shall quote Patrick Henry, "Besides sir, we shall not figh tour battles alone. There is a just God who presides overt the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone: it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."

"GOD BLESS AMERICA, land that I love, stand beside her and guide her through the night with a light from above!!!!"

Have an awesome 4th of July!!!!

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Baseball Game Pictures

ABOVE: Emily D. in the car on the way to the game.

Lance Berkmann and Craig Biggio in between one of the innings.

Emily and I at the game.

My Aunt's Wedding Pictures

ABOVE: My cousin Kyle during the reception...after eating a ton of sugar, maybe? LOL.

ABOVE: Mimi and Papa (Mom's parents) dancing during the reception.

Caleb and my cousin Kyndall dancing.

ABOVE: Kyle and Emma dancing.

Painting Pictures

I'm finally getting around to posting those pictures that I said I'd post. So here's the first batch...

ABOVE: Melissa painting the dining room.

ABOVE: Tiff and I painting.

ABOVE: The finished product.