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1: A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint pictures on silence. - Leopold Stokowski | Cara Malicia Sparks

2: Table of Contents Personal Alphabet.............................................................................1 Emotion Poem......................................................................................3 Telling Tales..............................................................................................5 In Other Words..............................................................................7 As Time Goes Bye-Bye...............................................................9 My Own List of Lists....................................................................11 Picture This..............................................................................................13 Remembering the Child..............................................................15 Family Influence................................................................................17

3: Memorable Event..........................................................................19 Rewarding Experiences............................................................21 Brag..........................................................................................................23 Driver's License...............................................................................24 Extraordinary Pet......................................................................25 Who Am I?.....................................................................................27 A Special Place...............................................................................29 Someone Who Has Influenced Me.................................31 Original Poem..................................................................................33 Best Vacation......................................................................................35

4: A is for Annoying B is for Bold C is for Confident D is for Dramatic E is for Erratic F is for Forgetful G is for Gullible H is for Humorous I is for Idealistic J is for Jumpy K is for Kooky L is for Loving M is for Mature | 1

5: N is for Nutty O is for Open-minded P is for Persistent Q is for Quiet R is for Rare S is for Saved T is for Thoughtful U is for Unique V is for Vivacious W is for Weird X is for Xenodochial Y is for Young Z is for Zany | 2

6: Fear is a midnight black. Fear smells like the dank scent of death. Fear feels like a cold hand gripping your heart. Fear tastes like sharp steel in your mouth. Fear sounds like the creak of warped, wooden floorboards. Fear looks like a crazed stalker. | Anger is red. Fear is black. Sadness is blue. Depression is graY. Being hyper is purple. | 3

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8: A story told in my family over and over again involves my Nana. This story is told anytime one of us kids has done something really bad or really stupid and the parents are complaining about how to deal with the situation. My great grandfather was a cotton farmer and although he hired a few people to help pick the cotton, he expected all 7 of his kids to work in the fields picking cotton. Nana was the youngest and one day when she was 5 years old, she was in the field picking cotton when she got stung by a caterpillar-type thing. Her dad looked at the sting, took his chaw of tobacco out of his mouth, put it on her arm and wrapped his handkerchief around it. Because she was so young and tired he sent | 5

9: her and her sister, Rosie, who was one year older to the car at the top of the field to rest. Nana, feeling better now that she wasn't having to work decided it would be fun to pretend to visit her imaginary friends Cocker and Doodle. Rosie agreed and Nana took the car out of park and blew the horn. To her surprise the car began to roll straight through the cotton field, tearing up the part of the field that hadn't been picked yet. By the time her dad jumped a ditch and caught up with the car, most of the field was ruined. He was mad as fire and as my Nana explained about going to see her "friends" he probably wanted to kill her. Instead he opened the door, set her out, and gave her "The Look". She got a spanking and had to help salvage the cotton that they could. We always got a good laugh at imagining Nana going through the cotton. | 6

10: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." -Robert Frost "Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive." -Mel Brooks "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." -Ingrid Bergman "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet" -Plato | 7

11: "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe." -Voltaire "Friendship is one mind in two bodies." -Aristotle | "How can you ever move forward if you're always looking back?" -Tracy Sparks "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." -Mother Teresa | "Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." -Yoda "So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it's own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." -Holy Bible: Matthew 6:34 | 8

12: Before time passes me by, I want to publish a poetry book. I've gotten close by winning poetry contests in the past, working on getting better at writing, writing poetry constantly, and getting a poem published in a book that a poetry contest was putting together. I'm still working on that dream and have many people that are encouraging me and helping me. | Before I turn thirty-five, I would like to have gotten my psychology degree and gotten a job as a counselor somewhere. Maybe a school counselor or a children's counselor at a counseling building. That way I'd have a job doing something that I love and that's always a good thing. I'd also kind of like to be married to someone that I love. One or two kids would be nice too but if not, then no problem with that either, | 9

13: My Goodbye List Nana Morrison- died February 23 2009 Papaw Sparks- died 2006 Papaw Morrison- died Isaac Suarez died August 2008 friends at Jefferson Elementary- switched schools in 3rd grade Grover Church of God- switched churches in February 2009 the "old me"- I've changed a lot in the past few years old grudges- it's so much easier if you forget them and get over it | 10

14: People Who Have Influenced Me Makayla Self Macie Putnam Kelsey Shores Jeremy Chapman Kristin Pugh Casie Pugh my family Allen Hefner my mom my dad | Places That Make Me Happy home The Branch church San Antonio, Texas the mountains the beach Richlands, Virginia | 11

15: Things That Have Moved Me church services my little sister being born Virginia mountains in the fall Shabbach Chosen seeing my nephew for the first time | My Personal Favorites colors- red, blue, purple, green, black song- Dear God by Avenged Sevenfold type of music- hardcore food- spaghetti band- The Used author- Edgar Allen Poe movie- A Walk To Remember radio station- 106.5 FM comedian- Gabriel Iglesias people to chill with- the youth group | 12

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17: I think that this photo is wonderful. It is well-posed and portrays the love that each of these people have for each other. Just by looking you can see exactly how happy they are around each other. | My youth group after Chosen. We took this picture with the band that played there and the lead singer's son. | 14

18: One special memory that my mom has of me when I was little is of me almost dying. Yeah, I know that sounds extremely weird but we talk and laugh about what happened all that time. Our whole family went to Carowinds one day when I was probably about two or three years old. Everyone was going to ride some roller coaster (I don't remember which one) but my mom was going to keep me off of it while everyone else rode it because she thought I would get scared. i kept telling her that I wanted to ride it like my brother and sister got to and she finally gave in and let me. Well while on the ride that roller coaster car started going down this big hill and where I was so little, it lifted me up out of my seat and I started falling out. So there is my mom trying to hold me in by my feet. My dad is in the seat behind us trying to lean over the seat and help my mom with the little lap thing still over him (not easy) and my brother and sister are in the seat behind my dad screaming for my mom to save me. The whole time I'm just sitting there screaming my head off. Finally when the ride stops they get me all the way back into the car and we get off the ride. The first words out of my mouth are "I wanna go again!" For my mom, roller coasters will never be the same again. | 15

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20: A few summers back, my cousin took me to her in-law's horse barn to show me the horses. We got there and she showed me how to feed the horses and clean out their stalls. She let me brush one of them and feed the foal from a bottle. But probably the best thing was learning how to ride a horse. Yeah, you ride the little ponies at the fair when you're little but getting on a big, full-grown horse is WAY different. At first I couldn't get on and kept falling off because my legs were short but I was determined I was going to get on that horse by myself . I finally got on and rode and it was absolutely wonderful. I guess what I learned that day was that no matter how hard something is, if you just keep trying and don't give up, then you can do it. I still go over to her house to help in the garden or help with the horses and I hope we are always as close as we are now. | 17

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22: Earlier this summer, I went to my first show at The Branch. I went with the pastor's kids, Kelsey and Ty. The Branch is an old youth sanctuary that puts on a show about every week. At the shows a bunch of local hardcore bands get together, play some of their latest stuff and sell t-shirts and CD's and stuff like that. Right in front of the stage is the mosh pit. If you don't know what that is, too bad, because I don't know how to describe it. What was so special about that night is that it was my first show and started my moshing obsession. We got there, paid our five bucks to get in and started listening to the bands. When the pit cleared out a little, me and Kelsey got in and started two-stepping and moshing. Yeah, I ended up tripping over the stage steps but I was OK and I definitely had fun. We kind of held our breath for a while because I wasn't supposed to have gotten in and Ty was "in charge" but we didn't get found out. I can't wait until The Branch has another show. | 19

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24: My Five Most Rewarding Experiences 1. winning the Emma Drum Poetry Contest 2. dance recital 3. making All-District Band 4. youth drama performance 5. going to band competition | 21

25: 22 | WCU Band | youth drama

26: I am half melody and half harmony. I speak three languages: instrument, voice, and pen. I can make mother's cry with empathy for others' pain, fill the emptiest room with strains of joy, and bring written words to life to paint light in the darkest night. I am a poet, a singer, a musician. My talents when used by God can be mightier than the sword, stronger than a giant. Lend an ear and hear. | 23

27: I don't have my license yet. I'm supposed to take driver's-ed in November. My mom is looking for a really cheap car to get for when I finally turn 16 because we drive 35 minutes to school every day and she's ready for someone else to do the driving. So, I'm planning on taking the class in November, passing the tests, getting my permit, and then getting my license when I turn 16. | 24

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29: My cat's name is Smokey. The only thing unique about him (that I can think of) is the fact that we got him from the library. A woman that works there was giving away kittens so for the longest time I wanted to go and "check out" a kitten. One time, Smokey got hit by a door and when I went to go check on him, bit my nose. He basically acts like any other cat but he likes to sleep on top of cars. I've had him since I was 2 years old. He is extraordinary because when he was a baby he was by a dog and got his chest torn open and one of his lungs punctured pretty badly but he still lived. Other than that, the only other thing is that his real name is Smokey-Mokey-Matt-Sparks-Chris-Mark-Matthew-Moo but we shortened it to Smokey. Hey, I was two when I named him. What did you expect??? | 26

30: Cara Loud, hyper, smart, quiet Sibling of Jenn, Matt, Megan, Anna, Ashley Lover of hardcore music and mosh pits Who feels alone in a room full of people Who needs her space Who gives all she can Who fears getting hurt Who would like to see the world Resident of Grover Sparks | 27

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32: A special place for me is Richlands, Virginia. It's a little town that most people have never heard of but that one little town holds so many memories that I'm surprised the place hasn't blew up from holding so many. That's where my dad was born and where most of his side of the family still live. It's the place where I sat at the kitchen table and ate home-grown apples with all the kids. It's the place where I shot my first gun. But mostly it's the place where my papaw was. Where everywhere I go, I remember suppers where I ran to be the first to sit beside him, sitting in the den reading the newspaper comics with him, the smell of the barber shop where he worked, the sound of his voice as he preached or sang or called me 'Papaw's baby girl because he never could say my name right. Sitting on the front lawn of his house, I was reminded of him by the sky, the line of trees on the mountain, the wind, the quiet street, the bright sunshine. This is the place where no matter where I am, I feel him. He died 3 or 4 years ago but I still feel him, hear him, see him everywhere I go. This is my special place. This is my memories. This is his memorial. | 29

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34: Someone who has influenced me is Allen. I've been going through a lot over the summer and just in the first few weeks of school and ever since I started hanging out with him, he's really helped a LOT. When I'm around him he makes me laugh so hard that I can't possibly be depressed or mad or really anything except happy. No matter what I'm going through, I know I can talk to him about it and having someone to talk to about things just makes everything easier. Allen has influenced me just by being there when I need him and giving me someone to trust in. | 31

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36: I'm not the girl in the store Telling all about herself Letting everyone see inside Because some guy put her heart on a shelf I'm not the girl in the hallway Dressed all in black Just wants the attention That her home life lacks I'm not the girl on the street Barely even clothed Going to see some guy That she hardly even knows I'm not the girl at the locker Scared, not knowing what to do Made a mistake with her man And now he won't see her through I'm not the girl that's got it all Sitting high and mighty with her looks Giggling at the shy girls With their heads buried in books | 33

37: I'm not the girl that's got it all Sitting high and mighty with her looks Giggling at the shy girls With their heads buried in books I'm not the girl that follows Knowing it's not right But going along and making fun So her popularity won't be in plight I'm not the girl that you see Walking through these halls The one that seems so smart With nothing about her small I'm the girl hiding in the shadows The one you don't really know Yeah, you see me and you judge me But I'm NOT the one you know | 34

38: My best vacation ever was probably when the youth group went to the beach. All the girls shared a room and the guys shared a room right across the hall and we were constantly having prank wars to see who could get who better. We even had a water balloon fight. The ocean was FREEZING but we got in anyway. We went out as far as we could so that we were just floating and made up the "Jellyfish Song". I can't even begin to say what all we did. It was just so fun. The bonds that were made over that week won't go away and we all have plenty of insiders to last the years. | 35

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