Monday, May 31, 2010


Cinderella was made in 1950 set in a French kingdom. Cinderella fits in with some of the happenings of the late 1940's. Her hair is the most noticeable to this as a medium short wavy cut seemed to be pretty popular.

Also the story line could be said to follow the transition the 1940's went through. Cinderella experiences turmoil for the majority of her life, like world war 2, and in the end gains her own independance. Women were also going through this as men went to war the ladies left behind found their voice.

I would say that the amount of fright that comes from watching this movie is very minimal. This time the "witch" character is her fairy godmother who is a nice person and she does good for Cinderella. The stepmother and sisters, along with their cat, are the evil forces in this movie.

And because cats always try to eat mice and an unlikeable parent and siblings doesn't seem too harsh I would only give this movie two slippers out of ten. Cinderella is an overall 'happy ending' movie :).

Friday, May 28, 2010

Snow White

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was made in 1937 and was the first full length animated film. While watching the film you could tell that the environment, decor and fashion were from somewhere in Europe, my guess was Dutch? But it turns out to be German.

Snow White is known as the 'fat' princess, and in a way this is true, but when you look at the fashion of the 30's she is romantically accurate. By no means is she fat, but curvy could be argued. Her hair style is also very current to the times. Many pictures I looked up also have short, dark haired bobs.

As for the point of my study I am looking at the evil force in each of these movies and comparing them to the times and the intensity that comes across to the viewers.

Here we have a jealous Queen that practices witchcraft to disguise herself in order to kill the princess, Snow White. Witches have been talked about for centuries and were considered an evil all throughout the world. "Witchcraft came to be seen as a vast diabolical conspiracy against Christianity, and accusations of witchcraft led to large-scale witch-hunts, especially in Germanic Europe." - Wikipedia

This quote I found interesting because in the movie Snow White prays before bed which shows how popular/common Christianity was during that time and that it mentions Germanic Europe which is the location of the story.

As to the intensity of the Queen/Witch, I think it came off as strong but only lasted for a short bit considering she dies after poisoning Snow White. So I would give this movie four red apples out of ten for its scare level. While the Queen/Witch is rather unpleasant the evil and longevity of the character was not that bad.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Princess Study

So yesterday my mom and I were talking about the newest princess movie The Princess and The Frog, which is a super cute movie, but we were talking about the magic in it. The magic in that movie is really dark and a kind of voodoo that I believe is real.

So we got talking and I got to thinking how has the magic in each of these movies changed over the years. So I plan on watching each princess movie and putting down my thoughts on what is in each movie. So I've seen The Princess and The Frog recently and I will start with Snow White and go on from there.

Snow White (1937)
Cinderella (1950)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Aladdin (1992)
The Princess and The Frog (2009)

I don't feel Mulan or Pocahontas truely fit the "princess" mold so I will not include them in my study lol.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bible Talk

Sammie and Jess invited me to their College/Church Bible study. It was really nice to be included in the discussion.

After we were all done we played on the toys in the park :). You are never too old to play!

Oops He got bucked off lol

Train dominators!


What a beautiful park!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

1st Year Down

I can't believe the year went by as fast as it did! Kathleen has been great all year and has taken me to the airport everytime. This time I got kicked out of the dorms way early so I got to spend some time at Kathleen's house. We rode her ponies and I absolutely love Gino!

Before heading to the airport we got some lunch at a yummy taco place. Then I was homeward bound. Out the plane window I took a few pictures of the beautiful lit up sky of Spokane.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Moovin On Out

Oh my goodness I can't believe that this is the last weekend of my freshmen year! This weekend Jill and I planned on moving all of our stuff into the storage unit. Stephen was able to drive up to help and Mr. Human was also around and helped us move out.

We also vistited the M&M factory again because we all know how much Stephen likes candy lol :)

Saying goodbye to my 2nd home for the summer.

Friday, May 7, 2010


At the end of every semester Don hosts all of the campus ministry at his house. Compared to last semester we had a huge group! We have been so blessed with the growth and we are all motivated for next year.

We played some bachi ball, had fun singing some songs and eating good food. We had an amazing time sharing with each other and committing ourselves to be a light within the world.

Monday, May 3, 2010

CTI 14:21

It was so much fun to be able to host an event for the CTI group that Aaron has been apart of for the last year! The band showed up on Saturday evening and led worship for all of the Trinity UMC teens on Sunday morning.

The church had been doing a 30-hour famine and for them to be able to jump right in was incredible. On Sunday morning after most of the kids had such a powerful weekend feeling first hand how others feel because they can't eat that day, CTI jumped and drove everything home for them.

It was so great to see Aaron and it was a little crazy that even out in New Jersey I can meet up with friends. The band was so put together and played so well that we all wished they could have stayed longer and become the permanent worship band for Campus Ministry. Seeing them play really made me miss worship team and how much of a blessing that was for me to have every day.

After missing worship team so much and Rich really wanting me to audition I really started to re-look at going on a summer mission trip. I would absolutely love to but I don't think the time is right yet. I'll keep praying about it and hopefully I will get to do it.

Jim posing with all the 30-hour famine kids :)

Steve, Rich, Kalie, Aaron, Carrie, Jim, and Nicola