Friday, December 25, 2009

spanish lessons.

merry christmas.
merry christ-mas.
mas (<-- spanish) christ.
more christ.
Merry Christmas! :] Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Cheergon Crismas! (haha that last one is Korean... I don't know the letters for it, so that's a phonetic spelling. Don't judge me ;]) Last night there was a Christmas program type of thing at church, and the song that Mikayla sang has been stuck in my head. (Well, the two lines that I remember anyways, haha :]) "It's about the cross... It's about my sins... something something something to be born once, so we could be born again..." I never really thought about that before. Actually, I guess I did, just not in the context that it wasn't really just to be born that was why Jesus came. It was to die on the cross. It didn't matter about all the details of His birth (well yeah, it does matter, but bear with me here.) The basic reason why He came was so that He could die for us so that our sins could be forgiven. He always knew He was going to do that for us.
Anyways, enough preachin' ;]. Merry Christmas, and remember "the reason for the season."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

tilapia schlapia.

This is a tilapia. Looks nice, right? Yum. I'm assuming that's what a lot of people think anyways. Personally, I don't really like fish though. Ok, so tilapia. I thought the general public should know about these disgusting little fish. Lately I have been seeing many, many commercials and advertisements and hearing so much about TILAPIA TILAPIA TILAPIA. Ugh. Makes me sick. But that's because I know their secret.
This is a pool in which tilapia live. Gross. It's nasty enough that they have to swim around and drink their own waste all day, but this is like mucky kool-aid. Slimy, gooey, slippery, mucky kool-aid. Figured you all should know what you were going to digest.

P.S. In case you want to know if your tilapia is a boy or a girl, I'm an expert ;)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

emka && bouskiits.

I love this girl. ♥

Friday, October 30, 2009

Jonah and the Whale.

The sermon last week Sunday was about Jonah and the whale. I always liked that story when I was little, so I made sure to pay attention this week after I heard Pastor Steve start talking about it. I don't really know why I liked it so much when I was younger, but it probably had something to do with the fact that he got swallowed, carried around, and finally puked back up by a giant fish. I mean, c'mon. What little kid doesn't want that to happen to them?

"Oh! Grandpa, you said you caught a fish that was 3 feet long and 50 pounds? Yeah. Well I got swallowed and puked up by a fish that was 30 feet long and 200 pounds. Beat that." Every little kid's fantasy.

And then this week while I was listening to the sermon about Jonah, I realized what a typical missionary he was. Or maybe what a stereotypical missionary he was. God said go. He said no. God said yes. He said make me. God did. Jonah wanted to die. (Ok, maybe the last one isn't so "typical missionary," but that's how the story goes.)

I think I like it even more now because it's real. And not just in the sense that it actually happened, but in the sense that it's easy for me to connect to. I don't know if Jonah was asking (or even begging) God to send him. To go for him. To be a missionary for him. (Judging by his reaction to his sending, I'm going to go with that he didn't want to be sent, just to work for God.) It made me think about how many times I pray for God for clear direction for something, or for him to send me. (Here I am God, still here. Waiting to go. I'm ready!) And then when He gives me something to do (ex. ask this person if they know Jesus) suddenly it's "What?! I can't ask them that! I can't make myself do it. I want to God, I really do, but I can't do it. My mouth isn't working anymore. They might think I'm weird. Nope, can't do it." Major. Wimp. Out.

And then right after that, I go back to praying again. "God, I'm still waiting! Where do you want me to go? Send me. Here am I." And there He is in Heaven, shaking His head and saying "Tori, my child, I just did send you." I never realize the little tasks until after the perfect chance has passed to bring it up. And then you go in the awkward situation of thinking, "I know I'm supposed to be sharing this... but it's so awkward now. But this is what God wants me to do, and I wimped out. I need to redeem myself. I got this." And then into the even more awkward situation of actually acting on it. Hopefully the looks I get aren't too funny. But if you don't make eye contact, you can't tell anyways. ;]

Anyways. Long story not-so-short, Jonah is relatable. I understand his wimpiness. (Although, can he really be considered wimpy since he willingly was thrown into the sea? I think not.) Reworded: I understand his chicken-out-edness. (And yes, that's a word.) Jonah is the perfect lesson to show that God doesn't pick the "perfect" person for the job. He picks the person He wants to MAKE perfect for the job. He knows how a person is going to react, and with Jonah, we get a good lesson on the type of person God is going to use. It's not who you think it will be. Jonah is a lesson. And I'm still going to say "God, here am I - send me." Just with a little more confidence added. :]

Plus - I wouldn't be totally opposed to being eaten by a giant fish either.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

yep, i got nothing.

sorry the blog has been so boring lately! i have been really busy, and don't feel like i have anything much to say besides poems. you have to be really bored and upset with me by now ;] just kidding. but i will try to think of something interesting! hmm. well, at the moment i am doing math homework, but that's not interesting so we can skip over that topic. ratatouille is on so that's pretty sweet. i like this movie. OOH! tomorrow my aunt and uncle and cousins are coming in from minnesota and we're going to my grandma's house to have dinner :D YAY! haven't seen them since august-ish. annnnnnd then on saturday, is the shopping trip! to birch run :] kind of a last minute thing, but my friend emily is coming with us :] so this should be pretty amazing. yeahh. i'm excited. too bad we have to leave at 7:00am. y-i-k-e-s. that's early. earlier than school. whoo baby. but it's all good because we get to go shopping! haha :] hmm. i think that's about it. sorry for the random post. kind of rambly too but i guess that's better than nothing.

ooh and this quote i found. "we could learn a lesson from crayons. sometimes they're sharp and sometimes they're beautiful. some have weird names and they're all different colors. and they all live in the same box." i thought that was cute :]

that's all. alright, love :D

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Born to Live

Born to live
I was born to give
Love to all nations
To all generations

Why He picked me
I may never see
My whole life's plan
Is all in His hands

He chose me to know
He chose me to go
He knew from above
He knew I could love

His plan makes me cry
About things I pass by
The things I can't change
That I can't rearrange

I was born to fix
To pick up the sticks
That people just left
To make them their best

Things I want to do
Aren't always His plan too
So I change my old ways
And fall down to pray

To talk to my maker
To not be a taker
To learn how to give
To be born to live

-Tori Westrick
October '09

Friday, October 2, 2009

There's a Place...

Somewhere out there
There’s a place
A place where nobody lies
Where nobody dies
Where nobody cries
About earthly things
And earthly stings
And somewhere out there
There’s a place
A place where everyone cares
Where everyone shares
Where everyone dares
To show the love
From their Father above
And somewhere out there
There’s a place
A place where we learn trust
Where we aren’t just dust
Where we know that we must
Give praise to our Jesus
And know that it’s because
He died on the cross
We don’t have our loss
It’s all taken away
No sin has to stay
And somewhere out there
There’s a place
A place where He is
Where He lives
Where He gives
Hope to all nations
To all His creations

-Tori Westrick
October '09

Monday, September 21, 2009

faith to go.

Faith to go
I gotta show
The world who they could be

Who He is
why He lives
Everything He can see

They need to know
so they can grow
Give their God the key

Change their ways
for all their days
Make the "I" a "we"

It's time to share
time to care
God, Here am I, send me

-Tori Westrick
September '09

Monday, August 10, 2009


Called to go
Called to know
Called to see
Called to be
Called to stay
Called to pray
Called to preach
Called to reach
Called to love
Called to live
Called to be us
Called to Jesus

-Tori Westrick
August '09

Sunday, August 9, 2009

He Knows

Can you close your eyes
From something you don't want to see?
Can you walk away
From someplace you don't want to be?

Is it true you can be
"right place, right time?"
Is there really coincidence
Or is luck just in your mind?

If God tells you to go,
There's already a plan.
He knows why you're there,
Your life in His hands.

So you don't need to worry
About your luck running out.
God knows the whole story,
No reason to doubt.

Just trust in your Savior.
Know His way is best.
Believe in his power.
Put hope in nothing less.

God wants you to be there,
Even when you're not sure.
Know He knows best,
And change how you were.

There's no such thing as luck.
Coincidence is a lie,
When you trust in your Jesus,
And head for the sky.

-Tori Westrick
August '09

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Broken & Beautiful

How can something so beautiful
be so broken?
When something looks like that,
what do you put hope in?

Or is it the brokenness
that makes it beautiful?
Would it be the same,
would we feel its pull?

The beauty is all around,
you just have to find it.
From the mountains to the city,
There's no place it won't fit.

You can't heal the broken,
You can't change the past.
The only thing to do
Is something that will last.

Bring light to the hurting,
Chase the darkness away.
Because when you bring Jesus,
He promises to stay.

Reflect the Son.
Bring hope to all places.
Give love to the world,
And brighten the faces.

When something has Jesus,
No matter how small,
His love will spread,
Just wait for your call.

-Tori Westrick
August '09

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

haiti time :D

we are leaving for haiti in less than 3 hours!! (well, to go to church and pick up allendale people. then we go to nate and brenda's with the van to meet up with the team, and then after that, we drive to detroit.) so there's a few steps in between, but we are leaving the house at 12:30, so i'm counting it :D

i am soooo excited. people always ask me about haiti when i get back. they ask me why i like it so much and why i would want to go back there. they ask why i go there in the first place. they ask about the country itself, its people, its language, its culture - everything. some of these questions are easy to answer, like the ones about the country. most of them are impossible to explain. i can not tell you why i love it there. the only thing i can explain is that haiti is a part of me. God put the passion for it in my heart, and there's nothing i can do to change that. last summer when we got back, i wrote in my journal "haiti is contagious, and i caught it."

this trip is going to be different than ones from the past because we won't be going to la digue. we'll be in port au prince for a few nights and the rest of the time will be at ebenezer, which is farther south than we had been before. this is hard for me because i have friends in la digue that i won't get to see obviously. i know that God has a reason for us not going there, and i'm not worried or upset about it. i trust that i will see them again someday, even if it's not here necessarily. God knows what he's doing, and i know that. i don't doubt him for a second.

thank you to everyone that donated to this trip for anyone, with money and prayers. prayers are the most important thing for us right now, so please pray for us if you think about it! mission trips are spiritually overwhelming, and prayers are extremely important. thanks again :D

love you guys. be back (waaaay too) soon.

(p.s. i'm going to schedule some old haiti pics to post for while we're gone. :])

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

f.y.i. :]

There will be a garage sale held at my place of residence for the next three days (Wednesday-Friday). It will most likely be open from 8am-4pm. Earlier closing will apply if there is a lack of customers. Melissa is going to be there too because she also has things on the sale. Come pay us a visit if you get a chance :]

(If you need the address, e-mail or Facebook me.)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

"You may not be perfect, but Jesus thinks you're to die for."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

random fun facts.

i figured since i hadn't written anything in over a month, and everyone else was finally getting back to the blogging scene (peer pressure?) that i should probably find something to update about. bullet points are for added effect. they make it seem like i have more to say :] here goes nothin...

  • summer vacation is finally here :D (yay)
  • i finished freshman year (another yay) with a 4.0
  • soccer season turned out great. i love my team. can't remember our record though...
  • trying to teach myself algebra 2 over the summer so i can test out for next year
  • so far i have learned 3 lessons
  • that leaves me over 9 chapters :O (yikes)
  • i took driver's training a few weeks ago
  • now i have a permit :D (once again... yay)
  • i got poison oak probably from the backyard
  • they put me on steroids ("uber tori" -said by aaron)
  • i still have it. all. over.
  • "all.over." meaning: eyelids, ears, nose, the rest of my face, neck, arm, between fingers, over fingers, hands, feet, legs, upper back, stomach, chest, hips...
  • we put some calamine lotion on it last night to see if it would help
  • i looked like an aboriginee (hong-chon-chong :])
  • fun fact: when calamine lotion dries and you itch it, it squeaks. but it only squeaks over the areas where the poison oak is. security alarm? who knows.
  • i got my haircut on friday
  • i like it... correction. LOVE it.
  • but don't expect to see pictures 'til after the poison oak goes away :]
  • we are going to haiti in about a month (that would be a HECK yay :D)
  • someone from the haitian church volunteered to teach me creole
  • haven't seen a follow-up on that one yet
  • i was hanging out with my dearest tiffany this weekend :D
  • just f.y.i. she lives too far away for my liking
  • we went to a graduation openhouse this weekend also and saw aaron-sita :]
  • he also lives too far away for my liking
  • he pulled a chair out from underneath me at the openhouse and i almost hit my face on the table
  • he didn't even feel bad
  • actually he laughed
  • today i watched coach carter with my mom
  • i love that movie beyond belief :]

mmk pretty sure that's enough! lol and all that i can think of. could be more later. we'll see. thanks for carin' about me after all this time ;] annnnnnd. that's all.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

School = Bored...

i am sitting here in english class very bored at the moment. we've been working on projects for a while and the teacher gave us yesterday and today [[alllllll class period... the whole 72 minutes]] to work on them. i finished mine in about 10 minutes yesterday. but then after class yesterday he asked how many people still needed time to work [[and me, not wanting to work on anything else, same with my friend emily who is also done]] raised our hands along with the rest of the class who are not done yet. so here we sit. bored. nothing to do. dani took my math notebook last hour during seminar to look at a couple problems and i don't know where she is. so i can't do my math homework now. i did my science homework already. so yeah. thought you would all like to know how incredibly bored i am right now :] because now you do know.

thursday and friday we have home games!! whooop :] thursday at 4:30 and friday at 4:15. both at the middle school field. you should come :] hehe. the game on friday is vs. the first team we played [[and won against]] and then went against in the tournament [[and lost to]] because they moved their freshman varsity players down for the tournament after we beat them. i'm thinking they kept the varsity players down on the j.v. team. hopefully the game will go good. coach says we are a 'dream team.' he is the greatest coach we ever had. he might coach us next year unless he gets a job somewhere else since he is graduating this year. but i love love love my team. we fought so much at the beginning of the year and now we are really close. we laugh the whole practice.

anyway... enough about that. 40 minutes left in this class. ugh. i'm hungry. lunch is next :] yay! mmk i think my ramblings are done now. i don't know what else to say. emily is looking up shoes haha. she needs new ones. they are pretty sweet looking.

that's all. pce out :]

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"it's not about what you got; it's about what you MAKE of what you got..."
-step up 2

another facebook survey :]

1 - Have you ever been asked out? - yeah
2 - Where was your default picture taken? – my house
3 - What's your middle name?- lynne
4 - Your current relationship status? - depends on who you ask... lol
5 - Does your crush like you back? - well i would hope so
6 - What is your current mood? - kinda bored, pretty happy, just blah i guess
7 - What color underwear are you wearing? - purple :] hehe
8 - What color shirt are you wearing? - um... a pink with orange hearts and a blue tshirt
9 - Missing something? - all the time
10 - If you could go back in time and change something, what would you do? - learn to be myself sooner and not worry about what other people say or think about me
11 - If you must be an animal for one day, what? - penguin
12 - Ever had a near death experience? - all the time!! haha ;]
13 - Something you do a lot? - TALK lol
14- Song stuck in your head? - suprisingly there isn't one at the moment
15 - Who did you copy and paste this from? - soup a.k.a. jessica campbell
16 - Name someone with the same birthday as you? - russell
17 - When was the last time you cried? - last tuesday
18 - Have you ever sung in front of a large audience? - um... i think in like 5th grade for a christmas program at church
19 - If you could have one super power what would it be? - to be able to turn invisible
20 - What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? - eyes and personality
21 - What do you usually order at Starbucks? - tall caramel light frappichino
22 - What's your biggest secret? - if i say then it's not a secret! silly ;]
23 - Favorite color? - orange
24 - Do you still watch kiddie shows or tv shows? - sometimes
25 - What's on your walls? - paint and these dot sticker things and pictures
26 - What are you? - [[ c h r i s t i a n ]] :D
27 - Do you speak any other language? - not fluently but spanish and some creole/french
28 - What's your favorite smell? - hmm... summer :] **can't believe i forgot this... thanks mom :] HAITI all the way baby**
29 - Describe your life in one word. - blessed
30 - Have you ever kissed in the rain? - nope
31 - What are you thinking about right now? - lots of stuff
32 - Who is in the room with you? - no one at the moment
33 - What should you be doing? - same thing i'm doing now :] i have nothing to do
34 - Who was the last person that made you upset/angry? - don't remember
35 - How often do you talk to God? - quite a bit... probably not as much as i should though
36 - Do you like working in the yard? - sometimes
37 - If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want? - hm... can't think of one... i'm good with mine. for now ;] hehe
38 - Do you act differently around the person you like? - i hope not
39 - What is your natural hair color? - brown
40 - Who was the last person to make you cry? - soccer

Saturday, April 4, 2009

mmk just a question...

which sounds shorter to you...

7 days? or a week?

i can't decide.

please give me your input :]

much appreciated.

thank you.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

no worries

the last post was not meant to be dramatic. it actually wasn't even that bad. just thought you would all like to know how fast rumors can spread when all the students in school have accessible e-mail during class, and when everyone knows everyone's e-mail address. takes like 5 minutes. and people in different classes don't even have to get up to tell another person/class about it. no lie.

but i thought i should clarify all that, just so nobody was worried about me :] it's all good.

p.s. E V E R Y O N E is going to florida over spring break!! gees... i guess it seems like that because in addition to the regular amount of people that go there over break, most of the band and choir are going there for the week! i'm jealous ;] hopefully it will be warm here so i can get a little tan haha, otherwise everyone is going to make me look albino... hehe ;]

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


i have something for you to do if you ever get incredibly bored with your life...

go to a high school that has laptops (like ours) and start a rumor.

it takes about 5 minutes for the entire grade to know.

another plus, rumors spread during class between people that are in different classes.

[[ r u m o r s s u c k ]]

**this is dramatic. overly dramatic. rumors do suck though. sorry if anyone was worried**

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random Things

oh my goodness it's almost april. eep. i have blogged like 3 times this month. i'm sure you were all very worried about my well-being as i received hundreds of e-mails wondering where i was.

kidding. :]

but the soccer season is off to a good start. last week tuesday we had a game vs. hamilton and won 2-1. then on saturday we had a tournament in coopersville, two games, first vs. coopersville (which we won 1-0 **and we have never beat coopersville before**) then the second vs. hamilton again as they won their game against ...some other school... haha. coach told us that the hamilton team took down some of their freshman varsity players after we beat them on tuesday, and we ended up losing the game 0-2. we won second place at the tournament and coach told us yesterday that he found out the trophy we won was the first one ever won at our school for soccer. girls or boys. whoop. go team :] today we had another game vs. zeeland west. they are a good team and most of us were pretty nervous about this game. we ended up tieing...tying? how do you spell that word?? lol... anyways we tied 2-2. another game tomorrow vs. zeeland east and we are all nervous again because they are also a very good team.

other very random, very short statements:
-homework sucks.
-tiffany makes incredibly good pie.
-2% milk is gross.
-it's amazingly cold outside.
-spring break is in 2 days.
-i feel like taking pictures, but because of the statement two above this one, not happening :]
-i, er, tiffany, dyed my hair a couple weeks ago... the bottom of it a black-blue color.

i think that's all for now. you are all caught up with my life. ha. not. ;] suckers.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


"And the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control..."

I am lacking in the last one. I need accountability, I've been working on this for a while and it has been going alright, but lately I haven't been doing so good. Soccer started this week, and I had to get a physical today for it. Let's just say... I need to increase the self-control. Soon. My weight has gone up a lot over the past few weeks which isn't terrible since I am still well under being overweight, but I am not comfortable knowing how much more I weigh now.

So I'm asking for prayer I guess. Pray that I can use more self-control. I saw on Kim's blog a while ago that not having self-control is a sin since it is in the Bible that you are supposed to have it. Ouch. I have been praying about it, and like I said it was going ok, but now I'm slipping again.

I don't really know what else to say, but thanks :]

Sunday, March 8, 2009

me bored = facebook survey

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say? laugh and ask him where he got his crack from ;]
2. Do you trust all of your friends? pretty sure i do yeah, some more then others though
3. Would you move to another state or country to be with the one you love? too young
4. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? yes
5. Can you make a dollar in change right now? yeah...
6. Which one of your friends do you think would make the best doctor? um... at the moment i wouldn't trust any of them to be my doctor lol
7. Are you afraid of falling in love? not really
9. Is there someone who pops into your mind at random times? all the time :]
10. Whats your most favorite scar? probably the weird one on my foot because i got it in haiti :]
11. When was the last time you flew in a plane? this summer
12. What did the last text message you sent say? oh sry about that my phone died and i just got my charger
13. What features do you find most attractive in the preferred sex? eyes, personality
14. Fill in the blank. I love: Jesus
15. What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future? run faster and farther haha
16. If you were to wake up from being in a coma for an extended time who would you call? my grandma :]
17. How many kids do you want to have? not sure... 4-7 probably
18. Would you make a good parent? i hope so. tiffany told me i have the mom look lol but ask my kids someday when theyre born if you really wanna know
19. Where was your profile picture taken? my room
20. Whats your middle name? Lynne
21. Honestly, whats on your mind right now? someone special :]
22. If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be? nothing
23. Who was or will be the maid of honor/ best man in your wedding? not sure i don't plan on getting married any time soon so i really don't know yet
24. What are you wearing right now? black pants, two camis, t-shirt, coat
25. Righty or Lefty? righty
26. Best place to eat? subway
27. Favorite jeans? old navy skinny jeans
28. Favorite animal? penguin :]
29. Favorite juice? hmm... cranberry grape. or apple. or lemonade.
30. Have you had chicken pox? yeah in 4th grade
31. Have you had a sore throat? who hasn't??
32. Ever had a bar fight? oh yeah just the other night. kidding. that would be ridiculous. i'm 15.
33. Who knows you the best? mom and tiffany and anna and dani and jesus
34. Shoe size? 7.5-8
35. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses? nope
36. Ever been in a fight with your pet? yeah she always wins though ;]
37. Been to Mexico? i wish
38. Did you buy something today? a blueberry muffin. but with my daddy's money :]
39. Did you get sick today? not puking but my stomach hurt... nothing new
40. Do you miss someone today? everyday
41. Did you get in a fight with someone today? yeah this nurse got in my way. showed her what's up. ;] kidding again that would be so mean
42. When is the last time you had a message? today
43. Last person to lay in your bed? me
44. Last person to see you cry? not sure
45. Who made you cry? don't remember
46. What was the last TV show you watched? um... don't remember that either
47. What are your plans for the weekend? the weekend is over :[
48. Who do you think will repost this? melissa maybe? i don't know
49. Who was the last person you hung out with? tiffany :]
50. Is there anyone you'd say yes to if they asked you to marry them TODAY? um. no. we discussed this ^^^ up there somewhere. i'm 15. not happening.

Friday, March 6, 2009

check. check. check...

Exams taken.

New class supplies ready.

Dogs fed.

Laundry folded.

Clothes put away.

Dishwasher emptied.

Facebook updated.

Quote frame finished.

Entirity of songs on iPod almost memorized.

Ahhh... *sigh of relief*

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Surgery. School. Soccer.

My mom had her surgery this morning at 7:30. Her and my dad left at 5:30 to get there, so me and my brother had to get to school all by ourselves. Eek. Kidding. We were totally fine. :] I called my mom when I got home a little while ago and she sounds like she's doing great. Thank you to everyone praying for her!! :D

Exams are this week. Three down. Two to go. Phew. I need some new classes haha.

Soccer starts next Monday!!!!! :D :D :D Oh yeahhh party. haha I'm pumped.

Not sure if I should do this or not... but I'm going to... I'll just say now that if you read Anna's blog, buy from her because this was her idea in the first place. But this year for soccer we get bags and t-shirts (for the first highschool year, this is how it always is) and sweatshirts. Expensive. They gave us a fundraiser (which I really hate doing), gotta sell some cookies. If I sell 20 boxes then I get the stuff all free. Each box is $15. They are the place and bake kind, so you just take out the pre-portioned dough and bake them. 3 pounds of cookie dough in each (48 - 1 oz. cookies). Flavors are:
-Oatmeal Raisin
-Double Chocolate Chip
-Chocolate Chip
-Peanut Butter
-White Chocolate w/ Macadamia Nut
If you want to buy any, leave a comment, e-mail or Facebook me, or find me in person if you have that option too :] It says payment is made when order is made, so I guess you have to pay me when you order them. Thank you!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

100 Truths... random and really long survey

1. Last beverage→ coffee
2. Last phone call→ to mom
3. Last text message→ from dani
4. Last song you listened to→ don't remember
5. Last time you cried→ last week i think

1. Dated someone twice? nope
2. Been cheated on? not even possible
3. Kissed someone and regretted it? nope
4. Lost someone special? yes
5. Been depressed? not extremely but sad yeah
6. Been drunk and threw up? no

1. orange
2. teal
3. pink but not really light or really dark
4. um... silver or black

1. Made new friends → of course :)
2. Fallen out of love → nope
3. Laughed until you cried → all the time
4. Met someone who changed you → yeah... maybe? i don't know, sure
5. Found out whom your true friends were → definitely, recently too
6. Found out someone was talking about you→ yeah
7. Kissed anyone on your friend's list→ nahh
8. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life?: all of them i'm pretty sure
9. How many kids do you want to have→ depends on the day haha. but like 4-7
10. Do you have any pets → yes i do
11. Ever been on an airplane?: yep quite a few times actually
12. What did you do for your last birthday→ out for lunch and shopping with the family. little party with the non-family. :)
13. What time did you wake up today → 6:30
14. What were you doing at midnight last night → snoozin' :)
15. Name something you CANNOT wait for → warm weather
16. Last time you saw your father→ 10 minutes ago
17. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life → a few things, nothing major
18. What are you listening to right now → the keys clicking
19. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom → yep
20. Have you ever driven a car?: nope
21. Have you ever gone to Starbucks?: haha yeah too much ;]
22. Would you rather read or watch t.v.?: definitely read
23. What's getting on your nerves right now?→ the cold weather
24. Most visited webpage → yahoo, blogger, google reader, facebook, youtube

1. What's your name→ Victoria Lynne Westrick
2. Nicknames→ Tori, Torhey (but no one calls me that anymore), random stuff I don't answer to hahaha just kidding
3. Relationship Status → solo
4. Zodiac sign: sagitarrius
5. Male or female→female
6. Elementary → Allendale Elementary
7. Middle School → Allendale Middle
8. High school→ Allendale High
9. Eye color: hazel-y green i would say. or goldish. but not yellow ;]
10. Hair color → brown. some say the same color as my eyes haha weird
11. Long or short hair: medium long-ish
12. Height?: 5 feet 4.5 inches
13. Shoe size?: 7.5 or 8 depends on brand
14. Favorite fruit?: grapes at the moment but i love apples
15. Summer or winter?: SUMMER
16. Favorite vacation?: hmm... to the dells :)
17. Do you have a crush on someone?: hmm... crush sounds weird
18. What don't you like about yourself? → a couple things but no big
19. Piercings → 2 in each ear, hopefully more ears and a nose soon :)
20. Tattoos → none yet
21. Righty or lefty → Righty

22. First surgery → tonsils out
23. First piercing → ears
24. First best friends: hollie
25. First house location: holland i think
26. First sport you joined → soccer
27. First pet→ dog
28. First vacation → florida maybe?? not sure
29. First concert → michael w. smith
30. First sleepover: with Catherine i think
31. First Job: babysitting

49. Eating → apple
50. Drinking → nothing
51. Wearing → jeans. sweater. shirt. cami. underwear. socks.
52. I'm about to: study for exams
53. Listening to → brother's game
55. Waiting for → Jesus
56. Thinking → too much

57. Want to live → somewhere warm and sunny with nice people :)
58. Want kids → eventually
59. Want to get married → yep
60. Careers in mind → photographer, esl teacher, adult literacy, something with language

68. Lips or eyes → eyes
69. Hugs or kisses → at the moment. hugs. :)
70. Shorter or taller → taller
71. Older or Younger → older
72. Romantic or spontaneous → both
73. good body or good personality→ both
74. Sensitive or loud → both not too loud though
75. Hook-up or relationship → relationship
76. Humorous or serious → Both
77. Trouble maker or hesitant→ also both :)

78. Kissed a stranger → no
79. Drank hard liquor → um... maybe? not sure lol
80. Lost glasses/contacts → no
81. Went on a date → nope
82. Broken someone's heart → i hope not
83. Had your own heartbroken → nahh
84. Wanted someone you know you can't have → not really
85. Been arrested → no
86. Turned someone down → yes
87. Cried when someone died → yes
88. Liked a friend that is the same sex? → uh. no.

89. Yourself → usually
90. Miracles → yes
91. Love at first sight → nope
92. Heaven → yes
93. Santa Clause → no
94. God → all the way
95. Kiss on the first date? → probably not
96. Angels → yes

98. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? no not even one at a time lol
99. Done something you regret? no regrets. just life lessons :)
100. Posting this as 100 Truths? i guess so

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Rainbow Test

Mari had this on her blog, and I thought it looked interesting :]

Your rainbow is shaded green.

What is says about you: You are an intelligent person. You feel strong ties to nature and your mood changes with its cycles. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

What color is your rainbow?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

a smirk for sunday :]

This made me laugh today. I think you all should know that I don't qualify, you'll know what I mean when you click on the link :]

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

running is bliss :]

I decided that since it was kinda warm today, I was going to go for a run outside. It started to get dark (at like 6:45) so I thought I better go if I was still going to. I put on a sweatshirt, wrote a little note since no one was around, and left :] I ended up only going a mile because it was still a little cold out and I didn't want it to get too dark (plus I'm not in the greatest shape... ;]) Ahh... it felt SO GOOD though. I got home and my ears still hurt a little bit from the cold, but the rest of me feels good!! hehe. It made me appreciate my summertime though when I don't have to think about if it's going to be too cold to run today. :] Summer come back!!! hahaha

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Tiffany blogged about our spatula fight a while ago, and she said something about how her and I were going to have some bruises probably. I thought maybe you guys would like to see the proof of one of them... so here it is :)

Nasty right??

one word ((from aunt julie's facebook)) :]

ONLY ONE WORD! It's not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Let's see......

1. Where is your cell phone? bedroom
2. Your significant other? unknown :)
3. Your hair? ponytail
4. Your mother? upstairs
5. Your father? working
6. Your favorite? laughter
7. Your dream last night? none :(
8. Your favorite drink? coffeeeeeeee :D
9. Your dream/goal? remain
10. What room you are in? basement
11. Your hobby? depends :P
12. Your fear? drowning
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? college
14. Where were you last night? sleeping
15. Something that you are not? boy
16. Muffins? amazing ♥ :)
17. Wish list item? planeride
18. Where you grew up? allendale
19. Last thing you did? facebook
20. What are you wearing? clothes
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? annoying
23. Friends? lovely
24. Your life? livin
25. Your mood? blah
26. Missing some one? always
27. Car? underage
28. Something you're not wearing? sweatshirt
29. Your favorite store? target
30. Your favorite color? orange
33. When is the last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? forget
35. Who will resend this? dunno :)
36. One place that I go to over and over? school :'(
37. One person who texts me regularly? tiffany
38. My favorite place to eat? Subway
39. My favorite food? lots

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

what song is this?

THIS VIDEO IS AMAZING!!! I'M GOING TO MARRY THIS GUY SOMEDAY ;) just kidding but it is probably one of the coolest things i have ever seen :) check it out...

you know you text too much when...

... your dog growls and you think your phone vibrated. True story.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

this is my girl =]

me and anna =]
yes we know we are dorks
don't judge us ;]

The dance was fun, and I have to admit that before Anna came over, I didn't really even want to go. But now I want another dance to be coming up soon. And there isn't one :(

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Name Game ((from Anna's Facebook)) :)

Rules: It's harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag 10 people. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real. . .nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: Tori
2. A four Letter Word: twin
3. A boy's Name: Tyler
4. A girl's Name: Tiana
5. An occupation: Technician
6. A color: Teal
7. Something you wear: toe socks
8. A food: tomato
9. Something found in the bathroom: toilet paper
10. A place: Taiwan
11. A reason for being late: too much homework
12. Something you shout: Time to go!!
13. A movie title: The Mysterious Case of Benjamin Button
14. Something you drink: Teem :D ((yummy Haiti pop))
15. A musical group: Toby Mac... does that count?? lol
16. An animal: tiger
17. A street name: Tyler street :)
18. A type of car: toyota
19. A song title: Take You There :)
20. A verb: tickle

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blonde Moments

I'm pretty sure that last night I did the dumbest thing imaginable at 2 am.

So I was sleeping, okay? And I woke up all of a sudden because I felt something bitting my hand like a bug. I sat straight up and threw off my blankets. Then I was looking at my blankets, and didn't see anything, but was trying to shake them out and brushing them off and all this stuff. Then I felt the same thing on my leg. I was like there is no way I'm going back to sleep if there is a bug that is going to bite me in my bed. So I kept brushing off the sheets and looking for this stupid bug. Then it bit my hand again. I looked down. I was wearing these shorts that had the drawstring on them, and the end of it is hard. THAT is what kept "biting" me. I seriously just sat there and said out loud to myself "Oh my gosh I'm retarded." Laid back down and went to sleep.

Don't judge me, I was having a crazy day yesterday. My mom and dad went to some thing at my dad's work and my brother was at school last night. I was sitting ((in our new recliners =])) watching some tv show that I don't remember. But someone said something that I thought was really funny that probably wasn't even funny at all. I was kind of in a slap-happy mood yesterday. Lol. But I started laughing and then I stopped for like 3 seconds and kept laughing. It wasn't even funny anymore and there was nothing to be laughing at. I was laughing at myself laughing at nothing. Then my eyes started to water and I started laughing harder because I was making myself cry from laughing so hard at laughing at nothing. Finally I made myself stop though.

Thought you all could use a laugh :) Just a warning though, if you want to hear more dumb things that I did, don't make fun of me okay?? The stories will end :) You have been warned.

P.S. NATE AND BRENDA ARE GOING TO HAITI TODAY AND I AM VERY JEALOUS. :'( but I get to hang out with Tiffany and their kids all weekend so I guess that's okay. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Recognize these kids??

Check these kids out... Anna showed me this during science.

These kids are from the Cabaret Kids orphanage from Bercy that we go visit when we're down there sometimes. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What Kind of Soup Are You?

You Are Minestrone
You are a spontaneous person. You don't make or follow rules. You just go with your gut.
You're eager to go wherever life takes you. If something doesn't work out, at least you've learned.

Nutrition and eating healthy is very important to you. You eat your veggies.
That being said, you're not a picky eater. You like all foods.

Friday, January 2, 2009


My acid reflux was really bothering me for a while, and the two things that triggered it the most were ice cream and chocolate, so I decided to give them up as my resolution. I told one of my friends from school about it, and he was like "I could do that." So now he is doing it to, but he told me that if he did it with me, I had to give up pop like him. Which is easy since I did that a long time ago, and I don't really like it that much in the first place. We decided that we have a one-week exception where we can ignore the resolution and have something. I am making my week in Haiti so I can drink the pop there :) It's way to good to pass up.

I made a count up and put it on the bottom of the page, so you can check that out if you want to see how long it's been. So far it says a little over one day :)

I also changed the pictures on the sidebar. I think they're kinda cute. :)