Friday, November 18, 2011

P.S.

this trip by so fast. i guess i had a lot of fun. because the more fun the faster it goes i guess. i cant belive it went by so fast. i remeber saying we have 2 more weeks left 2 weeks ago but it feels like i said that 2 days ago. it went by fast for us but i dont know about yall. but it went by super fast and i wish it could go longer and longer and longer.......you get the point (: but byeee and i am done i promise!

-Katie

Just Kidding...

hey i was kidding. this is my lasty post. there is just so much to say because i had such a great time. anyway i just want to thank everyone that helped put this together, yall did an amazing job and you let me have one of the best times of my life here in Houston. if it wern't for you i would have not had the oppertunity that i had to do this. i just want to thank yall from the bottom of my heart (and yall know who you are). well i have 10 minutes before this dies so i better wrap it up. i just want to say thanks again. and i learned tons of things at Kinkaid also at my "home". It will be very hard leaving here. i will probably cry :,(    but tonight the Kassab family gave me a really pretty necklace that i will wear alomost everyday i bet, and gave me a really nice card, and i am really sensitive to those things so of course i balled "tears of joy" it was just really nice of them. i love them as a family and always will. they were there for me like a real family, treated me like a family member, it was perfect and couldn't ask for a better time. well i will talk to yall later. it is going to make me wanna cry again if i keep talking about it so i will talk to yall later about it. PEACE<3 (this is the final post)

-Love Katie Martin!

Last Night :(

hey yall it is the last night that we will be there in Houston :( i am soo sad....i dont want to leave, i just want to make that clear. Today after school Jordan and I went to Sky High Sports. it is a whole building filled with trampolines. you can bouce off the walls, jump into a pit, play dodgeball on trampolines. it was amazing a huge!!!! Jordan and I wanted to spend time together just the two of us before i left. we have really grown close to each other and we always keep in touch for sure. she has changed me in so many ways and my whole family has. Anyway, after the trampoline place we went to go eat dinner at this Mexican restraunt and that was really good. i had tacos :) and then Mrs. Kassab, Jordan and i went to go see Breaking Dawn part 1, that was amazing. i loved that movie soooo much! i really had fun bonding with all of them this trip and i hope i can come back and say i to all of my new friends that i made, and of course of host family that i love. honestly i could have never asked for a better trip, school, friends, family, teachers, everything. it was just an amazing experience and i will never forget the people and this trip. sorry i didnt put many pictures on, i was busy everyday as you can see. but yall will see tons at the fair (: i will see yall at the fair. this is my last post i think. i dont know yet. haha but talk to yall later in the week if i dont get back to you.

-Love Katie

Last Day :(

NOoooooooooo, its the last day :( i dont want this to end. i have had the best time here, and i dont want to go back to the cold weather in ohio. i love this school and i have made awesome friends that i will keep forever and i dont want to leave them.

On this trip i think that i have changed a lot. this is because i think i have grown up, and i seen how people live here. and i have learned things from my host family to take back to my home. like take care of the house more, help my mom out more. the school has also helped changed me a lot to because it showed me how dedicated the students are here. and how thard they work and that just makes me want to work 100 more times more than i am now. Some awkward times was when people would stare at us and whisper "who are they?, why are they here?" things like that, but we started to get to know them better and they got to know us better, it isnt awkward anymore, thank god. i didnt expect people to come up and surrond us asking all of these questions. the sencond day everyone is just like who are you. where u from? what are your names? and we had to answer the same question like 50 times. not kidding. Kinkaid is different from MV because it is a lot bigger of course. the classes are different. yuo dont have to take a gym class. u can take a sport or do yoga after school or something. i like that a lot better than doing gym 3 days a week. i like the arts here a lott!!!!! i learned how to draw really well for the first time from a actual teacher that helps you. i like the athletics here too, but it was really challenging. but its good to have a challenge. My host family was great to me, i didnt really know what to expect from them, but it was amazing living with them. i could have never asked for a better host family, i really want to keep in touch with them i will for sure. i want to visit them too someday in the future. they are always going to be apart of my life. i love them, and i am gald that they will always be in my heart. i had fun with each of them, exspecially Jordanm she is considered my sister forever. i love her like a sister(; we all got along really well, and i knew that we would. Jordan and I have a lot in common, it was ment to be pared up with them for this trip. haha i dont know it just seems like it. i have grown really close to my family. i am probably going to cry when i leave them. it will be a sad day :( they are part of my family now, and they are my friends. this is going to be a hard goodbye. i have bonded with them so much, and it is going to be hard. but i have to go sometime, and i know that i will see them for sure in the future. i am going to make myself see them in the future. but i will be happy to see my mother. haha but i will miss all of my friends here and everything, and the people that i have met during this trip. that is why i have to take tons of pictures of everyone and me in every class!

- i have enjoyed every second of this trip and i will never forget this trip i know that. i want to come back an visit everyone maybe Junior year to see if they remeber me(: hopefully i will have a facebook by then so i can talk to them. i love it here, haha and i DONT WANNA LEAVE all of these awesome people! talk to yall later.

-Love Katie<3

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hey!

Sooo, i havent been able to talk to yall latley :( but anyway on Tuesday we watched Jordan play her first real soccer game and she did really well in it. They won 2-1..played really well. that didnt last long, and Joshua started Freesbee, so im happy for him because they cancled it and they let them play it, so that made him happy. After Jordan's soccer game we went out to eat, at a mexican restraunt, sooo good. we had a delicious dinner, i dont know how to spell it but it starts with a F (fah-hee-tas) or something haha. but they were really good. we went home and did homework and we went to bed because it was pretty late. Yesterday (Wednesday) was a verrrryy busy day. we were on the run. Kendall came home with us and then Jordan had a chior performance and it was azaming. It was so fun to watch her sing, there was a lot of good singers, solos and everything. Im going to miss Jordan a lot, we have grown really close together and it is going to be hard to seperate. But we are going to visit each other in the Summer i believe so that is good. Anyway that was a lot of fun to watch her sing, she has a busy week this week, and i am glad i get to share this experience with her and i would have not asked for a better family to be with on this trip. i mean that.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sorry Guys

heey sorry i have been slacking with posting i have just been really busy latley. anyway Sunday, was a relaxing day were we just watched football, enjoyed the day, we stayed home and had a great dinner. (of course) we had fried shrimp with the best frenchfries that you could possibly ever have, they were ammazziinnggg...anyway Sunday was a great day to just sit around and enjoy whatever. haha. Yesterday (Monday) i felt like went by super fast. well this trip went by super fast. we only have 4 more days here, so sad :( but i worked on some more of those essays. Jordan is sick with allergies or something like that so she didn't go to school for half the day..lucky. actually i like school here. it fun and i have a great time talking to friends (when im supposed to) don't worry not in class...most of the time. But anyway i was supposed to bring my camera today to take pictures, but knowing me i forgot. so now i have to remember to bring it tmrw. the drawing class is going to have a goodbye party for us :) i cant wait, well i can because i don't want to leave yet. but, i will tlk to yall later today to tell you how today was. byeee<3
-Love Katie (p.s. i will try to blog more pictures later, i have been slacking on that too, sorry)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday.

Yesterdsay was a busy day, at night we went to the renaissance festival and it was very different. There was a lot of different people there and a different setting. it was outdoors and there were rides and performances, like 2 men that got all muddy and wrestled. and a bell player. it was amazing. it was the best weather high 70's and low 80's im guessing. it was a lot of fun. and we all had a turkey leg because everyone told me to try it, because they were really good. and they were really good. and that was the main event yesterday and it was pretty awesome. so i will tlk to yall later and tlk to yall about today, which is sunday and it has been exactly 2 weeks and almost over :( so sad.

-Love Katie

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Alomst another week :(

Hi, oh my gosh, i cant believe that another week has almost passed :( i dont want it to end yet. so much more to do and see. today we are goint to the  renaissance festival..it is like a town that you would see back in the 1600's or soemthing. it should be a lot of fun. it is a 2 hour drive up there and we are going to stay there for awhile so we will be home around 8 or later. but i am sure that we will have a great time. i love it here. and i love my family.jordan is playing soccer right now. she has to play 7 games. she made the A team wich is the best out of A, B, and C. and she is pretty good. i watched her play for a little while. that was fun. then in awhile we will head down to the festival. i will tlk to y'all later.

-Love Katie

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fridayyyyy 11-11-11

Hey y'all it is 11-11-11, awesome. haha. make a wish at 11:11 today so it can be 11-11-11, 11:11 thats a lot of 1's. anyway today is going to be a great day. today jordan didn't have school, so she is really lucky. but i love school here, all the people and everything makes it 10 times better. today we get to see a preview of the Chilren Theatre play "Willy Wonka" it is going to be good. i will try to get pictures. anyway, still working on my essays from back home. i will tlk to y'all later. byee

-Love Katie

Thursdayyy.

Hey, everything went great today as i planned. Yesterday was a relaxing day and to top it off we went to one of the best burger places in town, PaPa Burger. it was really good. anyway, yesterday we didn't do much but overall yesterday went well. tlk to y'all later!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday.

Hey y'all, man time is flying by super fast. i don't want it to be over yet. i am having such a great time here. i love it here in houston, i have to cherish the moments that i have left with my new friends at school and my host family. still much more to do in so little time. i dont know how we are going to do it but i will figure it out. today was a great day at school. we have 1 1/2 weeks left here... so sad :( but it will be fun to come back home and share my great times that i have had here. we went out to eat tonight. it was delicious. still working on my essays and reading the books that i got at the bookfair. having an awesome time, haha talk to y'all later.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday!

Hi, today was a great day because JAMES PATTERSON came to talk to us at Kinkaid. It was amazing, and i also got a picture with him and his autograph. I was awesome. But we had to dress up because he was coming. I had a dress on, and flipflops. classy. haha. But everything went well, and I am glad i am here. My family is still awesome...and thats about it that happened today! i will tlk to y'all later.

-Love Katie

Monday, November 7, 2011

Another Week! Its Monday.

Hey y'all, today is monday and it is another week here at Kinkaid. Last week was great and I am sure that there is going to be another great week here. Lots of friends and ready to have a good time. Since it was Day Light Savings Time, getting up in the morning is a lot easier. haha, but I'm hoping that this week will go smoothly and awesome. Tomorrow James Patterson the author is coming to this school to talk to us. I don't know much about him, but I guess I will find out tomorrow, or I could research him. But anyway, today will be a lot of working on essays for Cambi, because we have a free period 3rd and 4th is english but we get a free period in her calss, then 5th is free and 6th is lunch. So i will get a lot of work done. Well I will talk to y'all later.

-Love Katie

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Taylor Swift Pictures!



many more to come.











TAYLOR SWIFT!

Hey y'all the taylor swift concert was amazing!!!!!!!! it was one of the best nights of my life. i loved it so much! i took tons and tons of pictures so i will let y'all see them when i post them up! i got some really good shots. we were up in teh private section in the Minute Maid Stadium, and they were really good seats. i loved it sooo much. that is probably one of my favorite concerts of all time! she is such a great singer and so talented. haha well i will post some pictures later, so y'all can see them. talk to y'all later.

-Love Katie

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Finally! TAYLOR SWIFT

hey y'all, today is the day where I go to the TAYLOR SWIFT concert! So excited, this is going to be so much fun! i can't wait. it starts at 7 and it is in the Minute Maid Stadium. We have great seats and we made a poster to hold up. Anyway, yesterday went really well. Mrs. Kassab, Kendall, and I went to the Gallaria for awhile and then we went to The Cheesecake Factory. It was so good, we all had a great time! i love the Gallaria. Kendall spent the night at my 'house' and that was a lot of fun. My 'sister' Jordan dances for the Houston Rockets, and we went to go watch her perform this morning at an American Heart Walk in the park. After that we went back to the Gallaria to shop a little more. And after awhile we went back home to just hang out. Kendall went home around 2 and we are getting ready for the concert tonight. i will talk to y'all later after the concert. i will post some pictures on my blog. bye :)

-Love Katie

Friday, November 4, 2011

5 days at school :D

Today is the 5th day i have been at the school kinkaid, i can't believe it has already been 5 days plus a sunday. this week is going by super fast. i am enjoying it a lot, and i dont want to leave soon. this is such a great experience and i am sad that we have to leave in 2 weeks. there are so many more things that we need to do before it is time to head back home. this is a great city with many great people which makes it even better. i will let y'all know how the day went after school. i have been catching a cold latley from teh climate change or something, so that is a little challenging with basketball but i am trying to get better. i dont know if i will go to basketball tonight. but i know that jordan is going to a dance and my host mom Mrs. Kassab and I are going to the Gallaria. i am super excited for that. i will talk to y'all later.

-Love Katie :D

Thursday, November 3, 2011

hey guys.. i said you guys not y'all... this is jordan her host sister

THIS IS JORDAN!!!!! Ok now that thats over with, Katie is staying at my house just in case you didnt know.  Today, i thought tomorrow was my birthday which is January 19.  Ya i know i was a little off. Katie was also! Anyways thats me. I just wanted to say hello.

4th day in Houston

Hello, today was a great day. It went by really slow though. I thought it was Friday the whole day. I didn't go to basketball today because I didn't feel very good. So I will go to practice tomorrow. Not much homework, but I have to work on the esaays' for Mr. Cambisios class. talk to y'all later.

Hey y'all its Thursday! 4th morning!

Hey, its the 4th day of school today and I am super tired this morning. Stayed up late last night with Jordan while she was doing her homework. Going to be another awesome day here in Texas. Today we get out atr 2:30 instead of 3:00 because of club meetings. I have basketball again today and I am super sore and I can barley move...It is a lot of hard work but I will pull through. Anyway, I have to keep working on my essay for Mr. Cambisios and revise other papers. So I will talk to y'all later!

-Love Katie<3

MY HOST DOG JACK-JOSEY!!!





Wednesday, November 2, 2011

RANDOM PICTURES!











downtown
PRETTYY!!!

My Host House!

This is my house. Really pretty in person, and super super super nice inside. and they have a pool. and a  really nice one. and they have the cutest dog named Jack Josey. It is a maltese, and he is white! soo cute

BASKETBALL!!!!

Hey y'all, today was a great day. After school it was the first basketball practice for me. It was a lot of work. haha. I didnt expect it to be easy, but they pushed you really hard. There was a lot of drills, and running. Tomorrow I will be more prepared for what is to come at practice. But over all the day was really good, and everything is going well. I learned some new things in Biology. Its funny because what they are learning here in Biology we learned last unit in Dr. Barnes class at MVCDS. So I feel super smart in that class. But anyway, I will get back to y'all later, (I have been saying y'all a lot because it is catching on) I will blog again tomorrow morning. 3 more days until Taylor Swift concert! :)

-Love Katie

3rd Morning At Kinkaid

 This is the place we ate at last night! Grotto
Hey guys, it's morning and it is time to start another day in Texas. Really excited, everything has been great so far. Kendall and I talked to the basketball coach yesterday and she said that it was fine for us to join. Basketball tryouts are on Monday and we are both going to do that. And the practice is from 4-6 tonight. So I am sure I will be tired tonight. So we will both be doing basketball for the 3 weeks that we are here in Houston. It will be a lot of fun, and it will get me ready for basketball back at MVCDS. So i will let y'all know what is happening with that, and i am sure it will be a blast! Thanks :)
-Love Katie

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2nd Kinkaid Day!

Today was a great day! I had a lot of fun, not to much homework. School went by pretty fast today, and I met some more nice students. This whole school is very welcoming and kind. I went to a restaurant called "Grotto's" and it had great food. And I found out that I will be going to a Taylor Swift concert on Saturday. My host family told me tonight! I'm super excited for that. But anyway, I am excited for school tomorrow. Talk to y'all later :)

-Love Katie

2nd Day At KinKaid :D

Hey guys, today is the 2nd day at KinKaid. I'm really excited, yesterday was a great day so i am looking forward to today. Met a lot of nice people at the Halloween party last night, and they were all very nice and welcoming. Class doesn't start until 8:25 today so i am catching up on homework and relaxing. Talk to y'all later.

-Love Katie =)

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Host Sister Jordan

1st Day if School!!!!! :D

Hey y'all, school has been going great! The first day of school was a lot of fun, and there were so many nice people. I love it here! It is a huge school, but once you walk around a few times it really isnt that bad, it is just a huge circle. But anyway I have homework, not that much but we already have a book to read "The Odyssey" we have to skim 300 pages and read a few chapter before thursday. So it is a tough school, but overall it has been great. And i still really like my host family. We are going to a Halloween party tonight, it should be as lot of fun. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! :) talk to y'all later!

-Love Katie<3

Sunday, October 30, 2011

1st Day in Texas!

Hey everyone, today was the first day in Texas. I love it here already and I know that I will have a great time. I love my host family very much, and they are all very friendly and kind to me. They are very  outgoing like I am which I love a lot. There is a 7th grade girl named Jordan and a 10th grade boy named Joshua. They are both really really nice! Today was a very relaxing day. Just get on the airplane and meet my host family and get to know them a little bit better. But I can tell that this is going to be an awesome experience. Can't wait for my first day of school tomorrow at KinKaid! I will keep you all posted!

p.s. I love there accents and I hope I have a little one by the time I am back in 3 weeks :) and look at the pictures that I put up :) thanks

-Love Katie

Houston!

TODAY IS THE DAY THAT I LEAVE! so excited! still putting everything together and pumped about this whole thing. cant wait to meet my host family and everything. this is gunna be a blast. keep checking out what i am doing everyday because i will be keeping everyone posted on whats up in houston and what i am doing!<3 talk to u guys later!

-Love Katie

Friday, October 28, 2011

Almost time :)

Hey everyone, it is almost time to go to Houston, Texas! Only 2 more days left! so pumped....I started packing already and almost done with that. I am going to try not to take my whole closet :P talk to you guys later!

- Love Katie

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Houston, Texas

Can't wait for Houston, Texas!! :)

Hey this is Katie and I am so excited to go Houston! Only 3 more days until I leave with Kendall.<3 I need to start packing soon...probably starting tonight :P Ok talk to you guys later! Byeeee<3

Love Katie<3