Monday, December 31, 2007

I Finished It!!!

I LOVED IT! I seriously read it in less than two days.
Now i have to hunt down New Moon, the second one!
Yes, it is highly recommended.
It's so good!
Thanks Satin Sally! She gave it to me for Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Drumroll Please!

HAH! thats a great one.
Christmas movies are awesome.
Anyway, just a few more days untill we drive down to boston for christmas!
im so excited. So i have a few movies in mind to bring up. tell me what you think.
~White Christmas
~The Polar Express
~The Silver-Spoon Christmas Special (whatever that is. It better be good,Linda.) =)

Any other suggestions?????

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Rueckert Family Football Team

So heres what we got so far:

Daniel - QB
Jonathan - Wide Recepter??
Mark and Eric - just do whatever you want.
Matthew and Oliver - tackler
Max - climb on people's backs and yell "HIEE!!!"
Dean - runner and catcher?!
Benson - just smile and wave boy. smile and wave.

Brielle - Cheerleader

Congrats Sarah! 1 more boy.
Any positions avalible for this one?
or.. maybe he could be a cheerleader with lonesome Brielle over there?
i don't know.
Anyway, Brielle sure will have lots of boy cousins to help her out!
Boy nephews are great too. =)
I love you all!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Let It Snow !

a little blurry, but i went over to Mary's for a while to play =)

We got out of school at 1:55. YAY! I couldn't believe it finally snowed.

But First... Let me show you what it looked like =)

Our Yard Mary's Yard. Yes, that is her pool :)

Anyway, we had a lot of fun!


andd me....

haha M&Ms are way good. :)

Decking the Halls =)
Merry Christmas!

Fun Night =)

Babysitter #1: Amanda

Babysitter #2: Brianna

Our Victim: The Shmeese

One Fun Night =)

Playing with letters...

and dumping them on brianna..

and when that little boy was plumb tuckered out..
where were the amazing babysitters??
goofing off in amandas room =)
I love you Shmeese.
I love you Brianna.
Babysitting is fun =)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Movies I Saw This Weekend.

By: Amanda


<--Incase you can't read the tiny picture..

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Imporium

Intresting movie. It reminded me a lot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Nevertheless, it was very cute.

Go watch it!!!

<-- Enchanted. Maybe you've heard of it?
I went to go see it with Satin Sally last night.
Rated: PG
This time, you don't have a choice. GO SEE IT.
Seriously, it's adorable and VERY funny.

Turkey Day

Happy Turkey Day!
I don't have pictures right now.. i'll post them later.

Anyway, Linda came down from Boston on Wednesday night. That's always fun. :)
On Thursday, David, Tiffany, Max, and Oliver came over to have fun with us!
Of course, we all knew the second Max got there. "HIIEEEE!!!!!!" *huge gasp* "GAAGEE!!"
(coco was of course, barking his head off.)

We all love it when Max comes.

Since after a while, we all ot sick and tired of just sitting around while mom and dad were cooking. So we decided ("we" being David, Linda, and I) to take Max outside for some old-fashioned leaf raking! Max loved it. (again, you will see pictures later)
Once we got a good pile built, we'd yell 1-2-3- GOO!!!! And Max would gallop, giggling his own head off, into the leaf pile!
Leaf Raking is fun! (:

Then we ate. Dad, as usual, started a political conversation. Of course after about 5 minutes Linda and I were so full we couldn't finish anything else.

So once everybody else was finished, we went downstairs. David and Linda had rented Stranger that Fiction and We Are Marshall.

good movies.
Then everybody went up for pie and stuff.. and i watched the Incredibles on TV. :)
I haven't seen that in forever!!
David and Tiffany left. And Dad, Mom, Linda, and I all watched the Office.
I swear, we never get tired of that show.
By then it was like, 11:00.
So we called it a day.
It was fun!
I miss you all. :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

ANOTHER YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

truly amazing.

Last night we were just hanging out in the family room.. ("we" being Sarah, Ben, Benson, Coco, and Moi.)

And i decided to mention to Ben that i couldn't figure out how to find my camera memory card on the computer.

So he says he'll take a look at it..

ABSOLUTLY POSITIVE it still won't work, i put my memory card in.


are you kidding me?

[see post titled FRUSTERATION!!!]

It never worked before!!! i promise!!


i honestly don't believe it.

So i then took about another hour and a half uploading 675 pictures to the computer. =)

trust me, i had a lot to catch up on.

(and i didn't just make that number up. that was seriously how many there was!)

So to make a looong story short, YOU WILL SEE PICTURES ON MY BLOG AGAIN!


don't forget to comment.


Monday, November 5, 2007


Mr. Bair submitted names from our orchestra at school to the All-County people. And i got accepted!!! I'm so excited!
And they have 16 violas! I've never played with that many before.
Harford String Orchestra has 6, and my school orchestra has 3!
This should be fun.. I'm so happy!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Christmas Gifts!!

This year, I got the job of drawing the names from a hat for christmas gifts.
it was fun.
So first mom and i did all the siblings. Then we did all the cousins.
That was when the fun started.
before we started the cousins, mom pointed out to me that there were 5 Bryant boys and 5 other kids. (not Bryant boys)
So we chuckled at the fact, and kept drawing names.
After a while, mom pointed out that all the other cousins were getting bryant boys for some reason!!!
WE ARE SUCH BLONDES!!!!! (well, i am.)
It took us a second or two; but we finally realized that poor Elise has to buy gifts for EVERY COUSIN.
[because bryant boys cannot give to bryant boys. thats why.]
All of a sudden, mom and i just started cracking up.
seriously, i don't think mom or i have ever laughed so hard in my LIFE.
both of us were just wiping tears from our eyes and rolling on our backs for about 5 minutes.

The fact that Elise has to buy stuff to everyone is just so funny!!!!!
Well, at lease every Bryant boy will get a present. :)

I wish you guys could have been there. ah! SOO FUNNY.

Our Cousin List looked like this:

Daniel give to Brielle
Jonathan give to Max
Mark give to Benson
Eric give to Dean
Matthew give to Oliver
Brielle give to Daniel
Max gove to Jonathan
Benson give to Mark
Dean give to Eric
Oliver give to Matthew

The rest of you will just have to wait for the Siblings list. I'll post it if i get enough comments on this. ;)

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I lost the cord to my camara!!!!!!
trust me, i am not happy.
and thats why i haven't been posting a lot lately!
i think i can put in my memory card.. i tried that today and a little light turned on.
i nearly went balistic.
but then i couldn't find my memory card connection on the computer!!
then i went balistic in a different way.
i hope i can get more pictures soon!!!!

anyway, how was your halloween?
I had my Orchestra practice that night. We were so mad.
well, at least I was.
after orchestra it was 7:30. so i went trick-or-treating with Isabel and Manoa (i think only Linda, Sarah, and Tiffany know who they are. Maybe Chris?) and another friend from Orchestra, Erin. We all went in Erin's neighborhood.
for like, a hour and a half.
because according to mom, NOBODY goes trick-or-treating after 9:00. psh.
she was right. =/
After a while we found ourselves all alone...???
*ding-dong!* "Sorry, we're all out of candy"
finally we gave up.
at least i still got some candy! (:
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 22, 2007



Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Matthew Christopher Bryant

Yay! I have a new nephew! This is my oldest sister Elise with her adorable boys!
Matthew is number 5!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I miss you guys!

So yesterday Mom and I were in the car listining to Bread. :)
And the song "He's a Good Lad" came on.
and of course, mom and i start feeling sad!!
because we think of Chris and Tiff.
Watching their wedding video over and over. and when that song came on we lost it.
Then i realized how much i missed my family!! It's seriously A LOT.
And thats not the only song that makes my miss my family.
How 'bout "Somewhere Only We Know"? by Keane
That one makes me miss Sarah so much!!
It makes me think of our night drive to Canada, singing at the top of our lungs... Modest Mouse.. Keane...The Postal Service..
you get the idea.

Wait.. theres more.
Elise. Our song is "Candygirl". I have no clue who it's by, but it sure reminds me of her!
Dave and Tiffany's special song is the Cotton Eyed Joe!
no kidding.
That one day when we were all in the car, and Tiffany turned on the Cotton Eyed Joe. Max was going wild! It was seriously the funniest day of my life with him!
I think Tiffany wrote a blog about it too...

Last but not least, Linda.
She's got so many songs! But if i had to choose, it would probrably be any song by Peter Boujn and John. or ANYTHING we sang along to in the car!
Wicked is a must. and the Sound of Music..

Well thats really all i had to say.
I miss all of you guys so much!
Do any of you have songs that remind you of me??
Please tell me!

I love you all! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Office

The Office season premiere is on Thursday!
I can't wait.
Im going to miss watching it with my sisters. :)
Thursday, September 27!
Don't miss it!

Monday, September 10, 2007

School: Week 3

I'm not really sure what i think about my teachers yet.
they just seem so... weird.
Don't get me wrong, they're..okay.
but still. no comment on the teachers yet.

Science & Homeroom: Mr. Pritchard.
Now, this guy is cool. He always has a story to tell thats halarious!
everybody loves science! :)

Language Arts: Mrs. Zickefoose.
Weird name or what?
She's nice. buti don't really think i have an oppinion on her yet.
When my mom came back from Back to School night, she said to me,
"Your Language Arts teacher is SO pretty!"

Social Studies: Mr. Rienhart.
I don't know about this one.
He's okay. He's obsessed with the Civil War.
Lives and breathes it.
but yeah, he's okay.

MATH: [the dreaded subject] Mrs. Lewis. *dun, dun, dunnnn*
I don't really have an oppinion on her either!
She's hard. and she gives LOTS of homework.
not fun.

So, 3 weeks into the school year.
There's a long way to go!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Love, Stargirl

really, i did!
and i would like to say that..


That was seriously one of the cutest books i've ever read.
I recommend it.
But ONLY if you read the first book too!!!


Monday, August 27, 2007


i miss his smile, his cheeks... *sigh*
Sarah, you'd better post lots of pictures of him.
the world isn't right without him.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


So now I have fully addapted to Benson's language.
Beanst = Beast

Before dinner today, i was taking a few pics of Benson and i thought this one was
Sarah, this is his cutest smile in the WORLD!

Never Cry Wolf!

So my play was last night.
It was a BLAST!!!
I wish i got more pictures..

In the Spring I'm going to try out for Theatre Works with 2 of my other friends!!!
So Excited.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Show Biz

No Joke.
I've got the curlers and everything!
I'm in the amazing show Never Cry Wolf.
Opening Night wasn last night. We did pretty ok.
but today we have a matinee and an evening show.
thats 3 shows! heh.
I've got a half hour before i need to leave for the Matinee.
So wish me luck!
I'll be back here after the Cast Party to see all my love comments :)

Heh heh.. Tagged!

Places I've worked:
1-Ermm.. the Library?

Movies I can watch over and over:
1-The Princess Diaries ( 1 & 2 )
2-The Theif Lord
3-Ella Enchanted
4-Night at the Museum

Places I've lived:
1-Bel Air, Maryland (ha!)

Favorite t.v. shows: I don't really watch much tv.
1-So you think you can dance
2-the office
3-full house
4-trading spaces: boys vs. girls

Places I've been:
4-St. Lawrence River

Favorite foods:
1-Gummy Worms! (no sours please)
2-chicken and rice

Majors I had considered:
1-um.. Culinary Arts

Places I'd rather be:
1-The River!
3-on stage performing (i will be in 2 hours!!!!)
4- UTAH!!!

Weird things about me:
1-I LOVE musicals! ( i guess thats not really weird..)
2-I love acting, and being in shows
3-i like small things that can be REALLY fun.
4-Sleepovers are NOT the funnest things in the world.

Friends I'd like to tag:
1-Pegger Wegger
2-Canadian Sarah!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Amanda Misses Utah!

I really do. Then Again, i pretty much miss everything.

I miss the River with the Bryants!
Sadly, i couldn't go this year because i was in a play the same week.
You'll see me there next year without a doubt.

I miss Utah! My neice Brielle's birthday was yesterday. The little darling turned 3. I feel like i haven't seen her in forever! When i saw her last General Conference..
Anyway, Dad brought up the subject of me flying out to Utah for my birthday. I absolutly ADORE the idea.
but the idea of my flying out there with me alone? not so much.
I'll find a way.

I miss Canada! I miss Sarah! [The Canadian one]
When i told Dad that there was NO WAY that i would fly out to Utah on my own without freaking out, I mentioned the idea of Sarah flying out here for my birthday!
I haven't seen Sarah for 2 years! So i ADORE that idea too.
But i don't know how to get ahold of Sarah... soo anyone? Tell her to get online! of to call me! i need to her to know! I really wanna see her!

I miss Linda.
Even though i just recently saw her, i need someone to come live with me so i can have someone to talk to! Come Back Soon!!!!!!!!!!
I love you!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Many Faces of Benson.

Of Course, i feel so bad for the poor boy because all he ever hears is:
"Only if You're good you mommy and daddy will come back."
"Poor little Orphan baby"
Catch my drift?

At least he's got loving family out here :)
I love you Benson.

Sunday, July 1, 2007



so i haven't exactly blogged recently. I just never know what to blog about! i need some suggestions. So anyway, a LOT has happned.

1. I went to the Science Center with my friend Jessica on Memorial Day..

YAY!!! yay, for the Science Center!!!!

Carrying on.

#2. I did some amazilgly fun things with some friends!!! :)

Thats Me, Ciara, and Max!!!

AAAnd... that would be me at Claires. haha.

isn't that mask sweet?

Thats me and Kristyn. She's practicly my un-related SISTER!


Me and Ciara !
..and my sweet shades :)
Well, thats pretty much it for now.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Something to get a kick out of!

Choose the month you were born:

January--I kicked
February--I loved
March--I smoked
April-- I licked
May--I choked on
June--I murdered
July--I did the Macarena with
August--I had lunch with
September--I danced with
October--I sang to
November--I yelled at
December--I ran over

Chose the day you were born:

1-------a birdbath
2-------a monster
3 -------a phone
4-------a fork
5-------a Mexican
6-------a gangster
7-------my cell phone
8-------my dog
9-------my best friends' boyfriend
10-------my neighbor
11-------my science teacher
12-------Chuck Norris
13-------a fireman
14-------a stuffed animal
15-------a goat
16-------a pickle
17-------your mom
18-------a spoon
20-------a baseball bat
21-------a ninja
22-------a banana
23-------a noodle
24-------a squirrel
25-------a football player
26-------my sister
27-------my brother
28-------an iPod
29-------a permanent marker
30-------a llama
31-------A homeless guy

Chose the color shirt you are wearing:

White----------because I'm cool like that
Black-----------because I'm a ninja.
Pink------------because I'm NOT a llama
Red------------because im awesome like that
Blue------------because I'm hot and I do what I want
Green----------because I hate myself
Purple----------because I'm cool
Gray-----------because I was bored
Yellow---------because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange--------because I hate my pet ostrich
Brown---------because I was on a roller coaster
Other----------because that's how I roll
None----------because I can't control myself

Now, put your sentence together!

I had Lunch with a squirrel because I was bored.


haha. Something fun..

Your Name: Amanda

Your Gangsta Name: (first 3 letters of your name plus "izzle") Amaizzle

Your Detective Name: (favorite color and favorite animal) Pink Wild Shmeese

Your Soap Opera Name: (Middle name and Street you live on) None Shaffner
[yeah, it's pretty dramatic.]
Your StarWars Name: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Rueam

Your Superhero Name: (2nd Favorite color and favorite soda) Green Root Beer

IRAQI NAME: (2ND letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your mom's maiden name, 3rd letter of your dad's middle name, 1st letter of a sibling's first name, and last letter of your mom's middle name) Mealea

YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (Parent's middle name) Margarita

YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets) Black coco

YOUR SWEET NAME (Your first pets name plus the first street you lived on) Coco shaffner

[sweet name? come on.]

Don't worry. I do know i haven't blogged in a million years.
so today i am making it up.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Young Minds.... and shrimp.

Remember when you were little and you only wanted things because they were your favorite color? Who cares what it is? It's PINK!

I remember when i was about 6 or 7 and going to some ancient grocery store.

... getting to the Noodle isle and checking out the soups, .... crying a bit after i couldn't get that macaroni and cheese shaped in little cartoon characters....

Anyway, getting to the shelf with the Top Ramen solved all my problems.

i checked out every little colored wrapped package, but i ALWAYS got the pink one. ALWAYS.

so that was my ONE thing i got to get on that trip! I got home.

Mommy cooked my "pink noodles". I ate it. I gagged. I hated it. I always thought it would taste better every time i bought it. It didn't. So, for the next few years or so, i bought this nasty stuff. why did i do it? because it was pink.

So time went by... i learned to read! guess what else i learned?

that Pink ramen is SHRIMP FLAVORED. SHRIMP?!

come on.

Well that officially shattered my dreams of loving that Pink package someday.

I still hate it.

haha! so thats my random story for the day! Anybody else have a story like this?

Sunday, February 11, 2007


I really haven't blogged in a while. I never really know what to blog about. My wonderful, beautiful sister Linda is coming home for a bit on Saturday. ahem. and so is her great friend Peggy :] Which im practically shaking in my boots with excitment! yes...yes..

Anyway! i spent this weekend with my really good friend Mary. [by the way, i LOVE that name!!] I was over her house and then she was over mine. We took a bunch of pictures.

<- - - - yeah. haha thats us. she's great. we took so many pictures over her house. this one, Mary had just accidentaly spit out her bubble gum. So.. :[ bye bye bubble gum!
this was before we got rid of our bubble gum.
hah. my ginourmus bubble - - - - - >
So Much Fun.
Can't wait till Linda and Peggy comes!

Friday, January 12, 2007

AH! the birds!!!

i haven't been posting for a while. in fact, i forgot i had a blog spot! Today was neat. Tiffany and i went to the store. as we got out of the car, a HUGE I MEAN HUGE flock of little birds flew over us. Tiffany was in awe. absolutly in awe. it was so cool. we were standing in the middle of the parking lot staring at the sky. people must have thought were were psycho. after that was done with we were in such shock. then ANOTHER EVEN BIGGER flock of birds flew above us! ME AND TIFFANY WERE FREAKING OUT IS WAS SO COOL!!!
okay. im done now.
leave a comment.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to all you good people out there!

[and to all you bad people.... well, whatever]

hope you all had a good new year. i know i did!

i spent the Eve at my brother's house. it was so neat! it was raining a little.

at midnight, fireworks from literally every direction went everywhere! then a neighbor dude had an awesome canon! it was really small. it almost looked like a little toy. boy, did it fire. it was so loud! it just added to all the fireworks. haha! how neat it that?

well, Happy new year!!