Thursday, August 14, 2008

My 17th Birthday....... Fun times!!!

Wow! After my long, delayed, absence (for which I have no plausible excuse) .... I have returned! :) I had an amazing birthday and so I'll just post some pictures of my FUN FUN FUN week(end)! Enjoy:)
:) 11:00 at night laughing until we cried.... Eating oreos... This is the result:)....

He's so sweet....

"You're a brat.";) (Inside joke.

Can you tell we were TIRED?!?!

:) No comment.

:) That's the "Look"!

Shaving cream paybacks:)

:) After he got me first.....

YES!!! I got silly-stringed!(this would be AFTER my dear, loving father wanted me to fix the headlight.....:)

Brush, brush!


We had a blast playing Pit!!!

Can you tell:)?! Too much Starbucks!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Let's see...rules first. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names.

What I was doing 10 years ago: :) Doing what most 6 yr. olds do:). Beginning school, coming home with little homwork, and enjoying life in general:)

Five things on my to-do list today:
1. Church (check)
2. Make mom's birthday dinner.
3. Start the process of cleaning my room:(:)
4. Exercise
5. Text a friend.

Snacks that I enjoy: Apples and caramel dip, Oreos and milk, etc.

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Make sure I was completely debt free
2. Get a baby grand;).... Well, then maybe a place to PUT the baby grand....:) Hmm... That might pose a problem.
3. Buy a car that was half way decent, but not super expensive.

Three of my bad habits:
1. Taking a drink of water and spilling it on whatever I'm near.... My phone, piano, etc etc:). Maybe that's not a habit, it's just clumsiness?:)
2. Procrastinating with practicing
3. Not writing something down and thinking I'm gonna remember it, and then forgetting.

Five Places I have Lived:
1. Fort Wayne, IN
2. Odon, IN
3. Rochester Hills, MI
4. Summetville, IN

Five jobs that I have had:
1. Accompanist
2. Piano Teacher
3. Babysitter
4. ----------
5. ----------

Five people I want to know more about (A nice way to say TAG!)....
1. Leah P.
2. Olivia M.
3. Travis M.
4. Cheryl W.
5. Kathie M.

Monday, March 31, 2008

~A Teaching Perspective~

Okay, before I start, I probably should clarify that I don't wear the glasses OR the scowl to lessons;).

As a student teacher, there are times of fun and happiness, and others of frustration. They are all different. Sometimes students come in, not having practiced enough to remember when it was, and other times when they practice way over the amount they were supposed to. At times, I'm tired, busy, or stressed. However, I have come to realize that every student is special and unique. And, as a Christian, kid-loving, young, teacher that I have a responsibility. Some of the students come to lessons and have no clue about Christianity or the God that I serve. Though it is sad, I may be the only one that will ever be a representation of the great, wonderful God that created the universe. Some of them are adopted, and need affirmation. Maybe parents that don't pay attention to them.....

The door opens and they enter.

Me: Smiles big, hiding a quick yawn; hoping for a good lesson with little problem.... "Hello!"

Student: Smiling quickly and excited about the lesson..... "Hi."

Me: Still smiling.... "Alrighty, let's get started! How was your week?"

Student: "Fine."

Me: "Good! Well, let's go for it! What would you like to start with?"

Student: Names off a random song that they weren't even required to practice....

Me: Readying myself for a long lesson while trying to keep my teaching lectures of 'You need to look at your practice sheet and stick to what's on it.' to myself. "Umm.... Ok..... Begin when you're ready."

Student: Plays song unperfectly with no dynamic, and little counting, but with infectious joy and turns to me with a BIG smile, waiting for my praise and opinion.

And then.... I have a choice. I can either start from the very beginning, giving lectures, making them count, and hounding theyneed to practice more.... OR..... I can praise their good feeling put into the music, and then begin the gentle corrections they need to fix and change. Through it all though, I want to show them the God we serve. I guess I got to thinking about it and just gave a sermon:). But, anyhow, off to do more practicing.... Oh, and I guess I probably shouldn't wear the glasses or the scowl to lessons tomorrow, huh?:)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A fun weekend:)

Just posting pictures of my ~FANTASTIC~ weekend in Indiana:). I had SO much fun! Enjoy:)

Do we REALLY have to ride home together?!?!?!;)


Having a blast in the mall


Seth and I before church

:) Pretty much being stupid.... or normal??:)

Don't hurt me??:):):)

I had been waiting all week to do this;)

A1 and A2 in her room

:) Socks...... Don't ask.....

Sunday, February 24, 2008

"The Bug"

Most of you probably know how much I hate bugs. Spiders, flies, bees, wasps, gnats.... Basically, anything that has wings. However, there is a bug loose in the Plemmons household. And it's a little worse than those.....

I have learned my lesson..... And I'm taking this oppurtunity to warn all my fellow bloggers to never say these words: "I've not gotten sick the whole winter."

Because, inevitably, you will end up with "the bug." And as the story plays out in the Plemmons household, there are officially three down.:) One to go. "The bug" has hit! My mom, Clayton, and I have formed the coughing trio. I'm convinced that there is not a more boring day, than a Sunday of sickness. :) Know what I mean? That day that you stay at home and contemplate attending church anyways, just to get out of the house:)

So, to all of you, stay well and stay warm.... Away from "the bug."

:) 'Til Next Time,

Amber LeShae

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Dad: "Amber.... Amber.... Amber...."

Sleep sleep sleep.....

"Amber..... Can you wake up and talk to me for a second?"




:):):) Sound familiar?:) This morning my parents were called to the hospital early for a man from our church. So, they left early and we had gotten ice early this morning. Needless to say, church was canceled and I was bored at home and my parents were gone a lot today. So, I decide to go out and get the mail from yesterday.... (reminder: it's icy).... And I made it..... Almost..... I was probably about a foot from the door. And it was a SPLAT. Not a graceful move to catch myself.... SPLAT! :) Now, you should understand that even in my pain, I had a little bit of pride left.... At which time a van was passing down our road:) You may also know that n spite of it..... I have a weird sense of humor:) I laughed.... my dog, which had been my shadow for the day, Stood and stared at me as if to say..... "What are YOU doing on the ground? I thought I was the one supposed to be this low.":):):) So, with a slightly scraped arm, and a hurt pride, I go on with life;)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Musings on Mistakes

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

Ok, so I was thinking about mistakes today:). Yeah, yeah, weird topic. But, hey, some people probably think I'm a little weird,;) so what do ya expect?:);)

Mistakes..... Everyone makes them. But, what is the true definition? An error? Destruction of a project or piece of work? Failure? Misinterpretation? Wrongly identifying something or someone?

It could probably be concluded to be any, or all, of the above.

There's not a person on earth that has succeeded without a mistake. Vocalist, greatest musician, most successful business man, presidents, lawyers, writers, and on the list could go..... They may've worked their way to the top.... But, they still made mistakes. You can't get anywhere without it. And the quote at the top pretty much sums it up. In order to get anywhere, you have to be willing to make mistakes.

So, if a mistake isn't failure, then what is it? It's a symbol of willingness.... Stepping out on a limb to try something new and maybe falling a couple times.... The limb breaks.... So what? You climb the tree again, and try a different limb.....

Mistakes are bound to happen. But, what matters... is that you get up, brush yourself off, laugh a little and try again...... So, you make another one..... What does it matter? God isn't looking for people who do things perfectly all the time. He is looking for the ones that are willing to fall a couple times.