Saturday, August 29, 2009

Update on Planet Allie!

So I haven't been on to update everyone! Well Very quickly,
-I am Back in High School and I love it!
-For my senior project, I am training a Guide Dog to detect seizures.
*We met this lady, Tina, in Disneyland when we went to visit my cousins in San Diego. My mom got to talking to her and exchanged numbers and long story short, we are getting and Seizure dog.
-We are trying to find out what we can do to raise enough money to get the dog.
*We are thinking of doing fundraisers and donations. If anyone has any ideas, that would be great, we would love to hear them.

Being back at Bear Creek is great. I miss my Speech and Debate team so much! They great supporters and have been there when I have needed them. Its been great.

But More will come about my new seizure dog, Simba : ]


Very Quickly. I would like everyone to check out my Flickr Page. I just started it and I would like everyone to make a comment on them. I would love to know what everyone thinks of them!

Here is one of my favorites..

Sunday, July 26, 2009

For Daniel :]


Allie and Daniel!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Family Reunion.. And Some ROCKIN' Cowboys.

So I have gone to a family reunion. ANd what a thirlling one it was! Well not really, but I did enjoy myself. I, and my only friend there, Steven, were the only teenagers there. It was quite exciting. I loved the cowboys and realized that they are quite thrilling.
I went to my first rodeo! And I saw some missionaries while we were there. We were all pretty excited [or that could of just been me].
On Saturday, was the Fourth of July Parade. My cousins Cassidy, Hannah, and Sophie are bareback riders and they were in the parade along with the group they were in called the Eh Capa. It was pretty fun though I did get some sun, but I'm not complaining.
I got to get my first REAL cowboy hat and I LOVE IT.
That same night, there was a karoke and dance going on. It was exciting and I got to do the Karoke. But I would only do it if grandma paid me 7 bucks.

I loved the experience and next year we hope to do it again. :]

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Its been awhile..

I have a EEG in the morning so I'm up for the night.. So I'm typin' =]
So, I have had a busy busy week. I went from going to a party and forgeting people, to 3 movies nights in one week. Definitely soo busy.

But I'm not here to talk about my crazy life. I'm here to tell my story.

I'm a teenage girl. Just like other girls, I get into drama. I fall in love as deep as a 17 year old could fall. And I live life like there is no tomorrow.. Though not many girls do that. They think of the consequences which at times you definitely have to.

I remember the first time I had drama. Elementary school. During those days, I was probably 1 of 2 white girls in my class. I only had black and ansian friends.. I was the uh-oh oreo.. Those were the wreckin' days. But as years came and gone, friends come and go and drama fades.. You would think drama would fade aswell.. No it doesn't. Its forever with you! Shame, yes. But it helps you in the long run. When you are married or dating, you learn to communicate. Thats what drama has helped me with. You talk about whats wrong rather than running away from your problem.

Falling in love.. ..::sigh::.. You know when your a kid, and there is a cute boy in your class and he gives you gifts and you all of the sudden fall in love with the boy? Well, I was never that girl. I got gifts and one time I got a home-made candle in shaped in a heart, and I said I didn't want it and I threw it back at him.. I was a feisty =] BUt times cames and they led to crushes that leave you thinking "Could he be the one?" Haha and thats like 12 yr olds or 14.. Haha I would think about them too much. But once I got older, feelings came stronger and falling in love for the first time, as much as a 17 year old could love, was definitely different. Definitely hard to let go of. Because something bigger and not at all better came.

My seizures have changed my life. I don't know if it was for the better or worse, but they have really changed how my life has been. I see that more people are looking out for me.. Like a man, that I use to fear, not because he is mean bc he isn't! He's is one of the funniest, sweetest men I know, but he; is looking out for me..

People are out there, just wondering how things are. You think that there isn't anyone there to help you, or care, but there is always someone.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jon Schmidt Is AMAZING!!

I absolutely love this song.. He is beyond amazing.

Monday, May 11, 2009

GGma Grave..

Grandma really wanted to visit Great Grandma Harris' grave so today we did. It was good for her, I can tell..

Friends are there through it all. =]]

So I have been doing this video Slideshows of the happenings at church and with friends. I know some of it is late but here is the most recent one.

This one is with pictures with friends from Prom, Day with Katlynn, and the Ettiquite Dinner with Creekside and Valley Oaks (And Matt).

At Prom, I don't have the Actual photos that the mothers took, so these were from my phone. My prom date was with my Best Friend Caleb. Friends since we can remember and friends we shall alway be =].

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend." 
- Albert Camus (also attributed to Maimonidies). Sent by clovers

 We wen't with our friends Daniel & Nicole and Michael & Meleena. It was great! 
Caleb made a CD mix of different "Hip" songs.
And Out of this experience, I think we both learned not to make year long promises haha.

With Katlynn, I spent the whole day with her because my mom and I decided not to have me go to Santa Cruz for her own reasons. So the day before I had major Fun with Katlynn.

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival." 
- C. S. Lewis

So The highlight of our day was that we were getting gas at Arco and there were a couple good-looking guys parked behind us. She called dibs on the Driver and I called on the passenger. We both didn't get a good look at the guy in the back seat. So I told her she should get his number and as planned, she didn't. 
Well she had to get the receit from the register and when she left, the driver came up to my window and told me that his friends didn't have the nerve to get our numbers so he had too. We talked about it when she came back and she gave them hers.
All through-out that day, she was talking to a guy name Nick. And Nick wanted me to talk to his friend Jeff bc Jeff wanted my number.. It was crazy!

On Friday, we had the Ettiquite dinner/dance. I surprised a lot of people bc they knew I was going to the beach but they didn't know I had changed the plans last minute.
So I had eaten with Daniel (From prom), Nathan, and The MINI DAC, Zoe and Emily. {Hollee, Emily, Zoe, and I are the mini. Them 2 are Holle and My Mini Me's}.

1) "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold"

2) "Make new friends, both young and old, one in Silver, the other Gold."

3) "Make new friends but keep the old, some are silver and others are Gold"

4}"I have a hand, and you have another; put them together and we have each other." 

We danced and Had a rocking time.. We had our downs obviously, which would be our ending picture. 

Hospitals suck until you have friends =] Matt!
This seizure was apparently beyond weird for everyone.
I am Seriously sorry to Lexi Lu for going through that one for her first time.. She's my little sis and I love her to death.

Well enough of my chatting, Here the video. [Copy the Link and go to the site. Unfortunately my compluter won't let me upload videos.]


Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Wild Night at Mutual.

Well I went to Prom on the 25th which I'll pictures for later, but as of now I only have these.

On Wednesday, I had mutual and we did game night. Well the week before we had a first aid clinic for girls camp and the YCLs were teaching. And well I had this grand idea to wear a bandana and such. So like this week I wanted to like have the laurels that were there to wear one. We were going to call ourselves, the CTR!'s ha.

So we all got bandana's and met up with the rest of the guys and played Hide-and-go-seek. It was great!
I think this week, the youth really bonded and became a family.. This week really did it. =] YAY!


Abov: I haven't been inside
 a cart so I thought it'd be 
fun to be a kid again.
Left: Courtney was being "Shy". We decided to visit.
Right: CTR! (Self-Explanitory)
Below: Original CTR!

MUTUAL of 4/29/09

I love our Youth. Especially the Younger girls.. Very Exciting =]

I tried to upload a video of it but it wouldn'nt let me.. But heres the video.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Every 15 Minutes..

Did you know that Every 15 mintues, someone dies or is seriously injured from and alcohol related accident? Well you do now.
Last week, at Bear Creek High School, they had the Every 15 Minutes program come to our school and have the program teach us what could happen. 
They used kids from our school they almost everyone knew. Have the car crash and such. It was hard seeing things like that BC I knew who all of them were.
The next day they had the "Funeral". Videos of what happened. And after the Golden Hour (First hour after the accident).
It was rough. I don't cry much but when the mother spoke and read the goodbye letter to her daughter, I balled. I imagined if that was my mother and I. 
Its a terrifying thing to realize, but its the truth. You can't avoid it.
I wish people would realized how much it could do to you. Rather you are the victem or the accuser or even the family.
Its hard to even think something could happen to you, or anyone close to you.

But its the truth. 

 The speedway ends at the cemetery.  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The New Do!

So as many have seen, I have cut my hair. I was honestly nervous but I knew it was time. 
So after Jons wedding, I was going to have it cut on Monday, but the people who were going to, were too busy so they couldn't. So that whole day was with Lexi. We had oodles of fun. 

Anyway, so on Tuesday Mom, Sonja, Aunt Cindy, and I all went to San Diego to take Jeni and her youngin Daniel back to their home.
It was a great ride up. Got to listen to music and talk.. I slept and chewed gum which was sooo STUPID of me. 

Within the last hour of driving, my jaw was killing me. It showed that my spacer was dug into my gums by chewing gum. It was terrible. Luckily when we got to Jeni's place, she had medicine and went and got some numbing thing. It definitely helped.
I woke up the next morning looking like this..

Try going to  the Zoo that day. I was glad I wasn't there for checking out guys.. I bet I got some of their attention though haha.

We later went to the temple and had major fun there. I don't ha
ve the greatest photos.. Jeni does.

Later that day, Jeni had made an Appt. with a woman in her ward who cuts hair. And I was super nervous but excited. So heres those details.

The next day, we went to the beach and it was great. It was majorly windy, no doubt. But getting sand down your shirt, that windy tan or if your Sonja, you get burnt even when you have loads of sunscreen on. Haha. It was great. 

Friday, we had to go home.. We really didn't want to go.. It was sad but  we had a great time with Jeni, Daniel, and Dennis. 

Saturday, March 21, 2009

You'd think I'd Crumble?

Alrighty. So this is just a short and sweet Blog post.

Get over it. Life is too short to get butt hurt over the simplest things.. Rock you life for it won't crumble on you!

Listening to -I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Locks of Love decision.

So I have recently decided that I am going to cut my hair. I'm going to cut probably 12 inches off and donate it to Locks of Love. Many have probably heard of this association but if not, its a organization where they accept hair for kids who have hair loss for any reason. 
I've done it before and it was great. But what made my decision was when I was in Stanford and my neighbor was a little boy with major Cancer issues and I saw all these kids without hair and I knew someone would be grateful for it. So I have decided to chop it off and donate.. Its a great experience so ... I can't wait.

I'll let you know how it goes. And I'll put up pictures.. =]

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. 
-Gail Sheehy

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Red Dots. Warning!

Well To update everyone on life! I have had.. 15 seizures since mid-February. Its been a rough ride but Knowing its all from stress.. Kinda doesn't work for me. 

But I went to my doctor Feb 26 to see if there is anything else that was needed to be done and such. All she said is that I should see a psychiatrist to talk about everything like I did with Dr. McGourgeous. I see no point because I let everything out. I've been trying very hard to not keep it to myself. 

Like I talked to my friend Caleb [My best Friend/Ex] about the new relationship he is in.. He knows that I don't approve of it BC We are too young to get serious.

I don't know how hard I could stress on that. I've learned from it and noticed that, Yes. You do learn things about that one person. Or that he may have something that you wouldn't or would want in your future spouse, but you could do that from dating as well.. 

Anyway, But I confronted it and feel better from it rather than keeping it in. I encourage many to do so.. Let your feelings out! Don't keep it to yourself.. Let it out..Or do yoga =]

But this is just as a teenage girl. Teenage girl with feelings. 
I was asked to Prom! Whoop! Well it was more as I-was-asked-last-year-but-forgot-then-remembered. Pretty awesome I might add. So that's the latest news.

Oh Wait. OK so this is just free willing and something to put out there.
So On Saturday I had to work at the speech and debate tournament for my school. It was fun, but being tired kinda makes it a drag, you know? But I said 'Hi' to all my teammates and to those who I've become friends with for the past 2 years. And once it was time to start working, I was there. 
Again, tiredness sucks and for me it does extremely because for some reason it shakes out of me. So I see the Red Dots and I went and got my friend John and we went into this area where no one goes. Its like a dead zone. And once I was got myself together, John was pale white! All Honesty, He warned me that it would be hard for him to see me go through it. I've never seen one but I think I'm manly enough to handle it =]

So we got back in there and I didn't want the Lady (Cory) to know. She would of had me stop working and sleep but I couldn't. Its a curse. So I continue working till I had to sit. Its hard to pretend you hadn't had one. [*side note* When I came home from Stanford, I had 'secret seizures' which I know was stupid but if you think about it, That's what I'll have to do when I'm older if I'm still working with these pesters.]

So I went outside and tried to sleep. SO didn't work BC later my friend Doug and Bro. Hanson came out and checkup on me.. So Sleeping mission was aborted.

Eventually I was tired and moody that I needed to go home before I hurt or go all black girl on someone. Mom and Heather came and got me and I lost my voice! Mom probably thought it was a miracle.

Later though, Mom wanted me to go to the Hockey Game BC I hadn't gone in about 3 weeks. Apparently her co-workers and bosses missed all the excitement I gave them.. They should watch T.V. That's all I'm saying.

But Anyway, I was talking to Heather and we were walking around outside and there was this guy there who walked past us and I whispered to Heather "If I ever talk to him, I am going to name him Chico". Later on Mom introduced us and He hung around Heather and I till we were inside the arena. So remember Chico. 

I went up to my little area that I always sit in and watched the opening and everything. OMG Not even 5 minutes into the game, I can't feel my legs. I'm like "Oh Fetch. (and yes, I say fetch)". So I call Katie (Awesome Boss) and I'm telling her that I need help. [its hard to get to the ground safely] and I call Heather. So Katie comes and practically drops me on the ground. She might not have, but it felt like it.

So I wake up to some gorgeous faces. This time, the arena got some cuties for EMTs haha. They helped me up and checked my blood sugar. 68. My blood Sugar was 68. I just ate! It was far too low and they wanted me to eat this glucose goopy stuff. OMH It was disgusting. Not even joking. They asked if I wanted it through the needle and I was all for it. That's how bad it was. Finally someone said give her candy. I said that before hand.

So we went into the first aid room and got to talk to them and such like They are both married. One (Philippe)had a child out of wed lock then later married that woman and then divorced. Married again and much happier. The other guy (Brian) was a newly wed to his high school sweetheart.. How cute!!
Later I was much better and decided to go back in the arena and mom stayed with me. Here comes Chico seeing how I was but he didn't know of my seizure.. Mom told him.

Time passed and mom and I decided to take back the wheel chair I was in. I didn't want to wait for the elevator after dropping the chair off so I went up the stairs.

Ha ha I will not forget their faces. Philippe was not happy I was walking around. He was like What are you doing? And Mom said that I wanted to walk. Brian was teasing me BC I was getting trouble. Haha. 

I sat in a near by chair by some friends that we made by Heather. Patrick is a boy who is Mentally ill and also epileptic. Very hard. His parents take care of Heather and I and always say Hi. So we sat by them and All of the sudden Red Dots start Poppin' up and I grab mom and Get to the ground. 

I wake up to a nightmare of a face name Philippe. Not too happy with me. I found it amusing. But I had to go back to that room with that wheelchair. Ugh! Couldn't get rid of it. So Then Chico starts texting me. He's telling me that he's there for me and such.. I was thinking to myself "You just met me, Why are you if saying this? What?" 

I tell him I'm going to sleep and Hello Sunday!
I'm feeling sore obviously but still all good. I was only going BC 2 of my AWESOME friends were speaking. Katie and Aunt Cindy. So I'm sitting with my mom. I hadn't eaten and that's not good. I'm always scared that when I don't eat I'll become Anorexic or whatever. I had a headache and went into the Mothers lounge and seized. Its not as thrilling as it sounds. So I wake up and just lay there. There wasn't any point of making movement. Then I hear sirens. I sure popped up and such. Mom went out and they passed through. We decided to go home. No point in staying when you have a mingraine. 

Chico is tes\xting me through-out all of this. I know this may sound mean and such but I didn't really want to hear from him. I was tired and he's telling me that He felt this special connection with me and he would love it if we went out.. OMG TOO fast! I'm only 17. I'm Mormon which means I have standards which you don't reach. Finally I told him "I am too young to get serious and settle down. Man are you sure your not a sprinter for the Olympics? You move so fast!" I had help from Heather =]] 

So he backed off.. I know it was mean but he wouldn't get it.. I feel guilty but I'm teaching myself to let things out and not keeping it in.. =] 

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll ... Details!

So I finally got my picture uploaded to my computer so youcan see my turban and such! Lucky you! But lets start from where we left off..

So I went to Stanford. It was actually really boring when I first went there. Mom and I had to wait for such a long time. I was so hungry! Ha. So we met with this consultant about questions we had and where we would be.

She said that they will be gluing the chords to my head sense I'm going to be slepping and it could easily slip off if not. So they also had to wrap my head with gauze and some sticky stuff.

 She told me that We would be in the Cancer and Bone Narrow Transplant area because they just got some new rooms. 

We finally got called in and go to our room. Mom and I got lost bc we had no idea we would be in there.. [I wasn't really paying attention too much]. But we got in there and I met my advisor or something. I'm going to name her Marge [I don't remember her name]. She asked us a bunch of questions. Some about the family. Michael [sperm-donor.. aka Father]. My "Romantic" Friend [More details later]. My health wise. School. Friends. She wanted full on details.

Later she asked my mom to leave, and I kinda got worried because I did know what was going to happen! I was thinking full body search in case of cell phone and iPods. But no. It was just about my Social Life. She called it, "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll".

You obviously know what kind of questions are asked so I won't get into details with that one haha But then the "Tech" ladies came in and started working on putting the chords in.

The day went on and I then found out that I had
 to be sleep deprived. They wanted to see if that would cause a seizure. So that night I watch "Definitely, Maybe" and "Meet the Robinsons". I can  honestly say that, that was a hard night. 

Next day, I met my doctor. ... I don't remember his name but I did meet him and he said that I was going to meet the psychiatrist and talk and everything. At first I was like "I think I handle my seizures well enough to not talk about them, but whatever floats your boat." but no, he just wanted to see what was really going on.

That Doctor, Doctor Shaw. I remember him like it was yesterday! He was gorgeous, no joke! Like if you have seen "The Mentalist", he is the main guy! But shorter hair. He has an amazing accent! It New Zealand/England/South America. OMG.. it was amazing just to hear him ask questions and such.. Ugh! haha.

Anyway, he asked me what was going on with life. How was the family. The Fiance. My Romantic Life.. [I told him that this guy was my boyfriend instead of explaining dating and such..]. Schooling. My thoughts on my seizures. When My last one was. Why I was mad. He was more into the detail than Marge.. And thats saying alot. He encouraged me to express how I felt instead of keeping things in.. I'm still working on that one..

Him, my doctor, and Marge wanted to do this hypnosis on me to see if I have a seizure. I thought that I was going to spill my most inner secrets to the world! Its not like anyone would be suprised bc I told Dr. Shaw.. {I'm changing his name to McGorgeous.} . So I told McGorgeous everything like my past and such. My mom knows alot.. BUt a girl has some secrets to keep, ya know?

So we went to the hypno stuff and turns out I had the most mildest one out of all of them.. Thats like probably over 80 seizures.. That one just had to come then. So I slept afterwards and everything.

Apparently I don't have epileptic seizures.. But I have non-epileptic seizures enduced by stress. Not many people I know are too happy with that diagnosis but at least I have one.
THe next day, I was able to go home. I was so happy! They took out my chords.

I got to eat really good food while waiting for Jon and Becky to come pick mom and I up. 
I texted everyone and sent pictures of my bordem for they new I was out.

I was bored. So heres an extra pic =]] enjoy!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Working on the "Non-Stressed" Life.. HA!

So This non stress thing.. Is difficult. My goodness! Though this weekend I did do pretty well on not being stressed I guess. 
As I tried not to, I went to San Luis Obispo with Heather, Tessa, Hollee, and My mom. It was great. I found my mom 2 FULL sand dollars, walked/danced/ran on the ocean, through the waves.. Ugh. So nice. Totally can think about things and let them go.
This is brief [As to all my other ones] but I still am trying to get my pictures up from Stanford and new ones  from Pismo Beach. 
Talk to you all sooner... [or later..]

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Birthday Excitement.

Today was a great birthday. I was most excited that I could have soda and Ice cream! I can have that now that I know whats going on! Yay!
Still concerned if its really stressed-induced but At least its an answer. =]]
But I had a special visit from an Awesome family! I got to see Kiara, Katie And Ben! Great friends who stuck it through with us. Full support. Got to love them!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

BIg Big News.

I've got to put this up before its old news and theres no point to put it up.
I went to Stanford (and there will be pictures put up). It was great. Had its moments of boredom but I found out that I'm not epileptic. I have non-epileptic seizures which is a blessing. I'm grateful its not epilepsy because that is a very deadly thing. Not saying these aren't but I rather say they aren't to make me feel better =] 
They say it's stress-induced. At first when the psychiatrist asked me if I had any stress in my life, I said no, but then questions were asked about my family, friends, and "romantic" life (I found that question awkward.) and I realized that I have.. A few. 
So the doctors and psychiatrist suggested that I see a counselor or therapist. I'm able to go back to school. And go back to my regular ways. How my life was before.
It'll take some time and money definitely. 

Thanks to everyone =]]