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Thursday, October 29, 2009

A (really quick!) update

Yikes! My dress is still not done!! Almost, but not quite. Reformation Day is tomorrow, and I'm mostly ready; there are still a few things that need to be done. I'll make sure to tell all about what we do!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Giveaway!

Livvy, at www.adaughtersheart.blogspot.com, is having a giveaway in honor of her 100th post! She's giving away a purse/tote that she made. I would put a picture but some reason it won't let me. *sigh*

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Something really strange is going on with blogger right now, or maybe it's just our computer. It won't let me put any pictures up, so I guess I'll just tell about vacation.

Day One:

we didn't leave as early expected, because Daddy couldn't leave work. So we ended up going the time he normally gets home from work (late afternoon).

Day Two:
We went to a place called Desoto Caverns and went inside the cave, and did lots of other stuff too. One of the activities they had was archery which was really fun, and Esther was pretty good at it.
Another activity was a thing that looked like a hamster wheel, and had four seats in it, two on each side. Your supposed to rock back and forth to make it move. Me, Anna, and Esther got on it, and started moving back and forth, which was fine.
As we kept moving, it started going more, and I asked something about will it go all the way around, and right after I said that, it went in a complete circle. Well, this was to much for Esther. Her face filled with fear, so we got off. Later, Anna and I did it again with Daddy, and had lots of fun. Daddy's stuff kept falling off of him though. His hat, flashlight, comb, and a few other things dropped while we were riding. Thankfully, his glasses didn't fall :).

Day Three:

The little ones (Lydia and Jacob) stayed at the hotel with Mommy while Daddy took Me, Anna, Esther and Samuel to a living history day at Baker farm(www.oldbakerfarm.com).
We learned things about the Civil War (I should have taken notes!), and watched some Indians dance. We learned about guns, and the different parts of the army, and also, I thought it was very interesting that people and horses were shorter back then. The average height of a woman was 5ft. 2", and for men 5ft.4". Abraham Lincoln was thought tall for back then (6ft.), but now he would be a pretty average size (of course he did wear that tall hat).

Day Four:

We went back to Baker farm and did a hay maze, went inside a barn and looked at animals, rode a horse, slide down a mountain of hay, watched the Indians dance again, watched a battle reenactment, looked at what people were selling, and picked out eight pumpkins to bring home (I didn't actually do everything that I listed).

Day Five:

We went to church with Grandad, and ate lunch at his house afterwards. After lunch, Anna, Esther, Samuel, and Lydia went outside to play. I think Anna and the other two were playing some kind of game where they solve some kind of mystery, and Lydia made a pile of pine straw on the porch. Then we left and headed for home.

Momma said she was glad to be in her own bed again :).

Monday, October 26, 2009

We're Home!

We had a marvelous vacation! We went in a cave, to a farm, and my Grandad's house. I took a lot of pictures (Aren't you surprised? jk), but I haven't put them on the computer yet, so more on vacation later.
Now that I'm home, I'll be sewing lots because I still have to finish my Reformation Day dress. I guess you could say that I'm... about half way done. I'll make sure to take pictures when I do finish it!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This weeks memory verse:

Blessed are you O LORD;
teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare all the
rules of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies
I delight as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.

This weeks hymn:
Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
by Augustus M. Toplady

We're leaving tomorrow to go spend four days up near my Grandad's house, so I won't be posting till we get back. I'll make sure to take lots of pictures!

P.S Sorry the memory verse and hymn is late!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Back Open

I asked Daddy and he gave me permission to open up my blog again!

I'm very happy about it. :)

Today, we got a catalogue from
vision forum and They're doing a essay contest basted on the cover of the catalogue. Anna is going to enter and I think I might. http://www.visionforum.com/2010/

Monday, October 12, 2009


This Weeks Memory Verse:

How can a young man keep his way pure?

By guarding it according to your word.

With my whole heart I seek you;

Let me not wander from your commandments!

I have stored up your word in my heart that

I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:9-11

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lydia's New Haircut

From this....

To this!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pizza Dip

one 8 oz. package of cream cheese

a jar of pizza sauce

a handful of bell pepper

about one cup of mozzarella cheese

a handful of pepperoni cut into small pieces

Mix it all together in a pan, and heat it on the stove.

We eat this tasty recipe at lunch, and a favorite cracker to dip in it is Tomato and Basil Wheat Thins. Sorry the measurements aren't very exact, I don't have the recipe with me. Don't worry though, the last time I made it from memory and it turned out good :).


Sunday, October 4, 2009


This weeks memory verse:

Then I shall not be put to shame having my

eyes fixed on all your commandments.

I will praise you with an upright heart,

when I learn your righteous rules.

I will keep your statutes; do not utterly

forsake me!

Psalm 119:6-8

This weeks hymn:

How Shall The Young Secure Their Hearts?

Written by: Isaac Watts

He was born on Ju­ly 17, 1674, in South­amp­ton, Eng­land,
and died No­vem­ber 25, 1748, in Stoke New­ing­ton, Eng­land
(Buried in Bun­hill Fields Cem­etery, Lon­don, Eng­land).

I could say much more about him, but it;s really late and I need to go to bed :).


Friday, October 2, 2009

A Sewing Update

I ( sort of ) finished the vest for my Reformation Day costume! We make it a little big, so now I need to adjust it to fit me better, and I want to embroider some on it, but other than that it's done. The zipper was rather difficult, and I had to take out one side and try again ( thank goodness it was only basted! ) . It turned out all right, except the top is a bit uneven. Oh well, it's just dress up clothes :) . The computer that has my pictures on it has a virus, so when it's fixed I'll post some pictures.