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Monday, November 30, 2009


My soul clings to the dust; give me life
according to your word!

When I told of my ways, you answered me;
teach me your statutes! by Claude Monet

Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Psalm 119:25-27

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Mysterious Islands

On Tuesday we went to see "The Mysterious Islands" movie at the Birmingham theater for the first time. It was really wonderful and I learned a lot. I wish that we could show Charles Darwin what the world is like now after what he's done, and I wonder if He would be sorry. I pray that this movie would change lives and aid in defeating evolution. Daddy and Mommy got us each a little plastic Galapagos Tortoise to remember the night, and bought a copy of the movie and the movie soundtrack.

I just figured out why I couldn't put pictures in my posts! yippee!!! I'll have to do a "just pictures" post to make up for all the ones I didn
't put one here :). I took a few pictures of when we went to go see the movie, so after I put them on the computer I'll make sure to post them on here.

Here's our new family picture


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Things I'm thankful for:

Jesus dying on the cross for my sins!
My family
good friends
peace and quiet

and so many other things!


Sunday, November 22, 2009


Even though princes sit plotting against me,
your servant will meditate on your statutes.
Your testimonies are my delight;
they are my counselors.

~Psalm 119:23-24

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Apple Brownies

We tried these brownies for dessert on Sunday night and they were delicious! http://www.tammysrecipes.com/apple_brownies

They might be good with caramel too :).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Advantages Of Having a Big Family

Daddy said:

1. You can learn to get along with many different personalities, which is very important.

Mommy said:

2.Less work (when children are older) because lots of people share the load.

3.By the time you grow up and get married you ( some of you anyway) will be used to sharing a room and bed.

4. You don't have to have company over to play tag and hide-and-seek! lol

And then I thought of:

5. You can almost always find someone to talk to/play with.

Also, love that pink sweater your older sister wears? Wait a couple of years, and it can be yours! And then when you grow out of it, your younger sister can have it, and when she grows out of it your other sister.....

Monday, November 9, 2009


A week or so ago, I started crocheting a pink and grey blanket for my hope chest. I had to re-learn how to do granny squares cause I forgot how, but so far I haven't made any huge mistakes. Personally, I like crocheting better than knitting because I think it's easier (and I never was able to figure out how to start it by myself:).
In my hope chest there are clothes, books, maternity patterns, some dishes, and a few other things. Also, Momma gave me her old blue Kitchen Aid mixer, but right now she's borrowing it. I'm sure that over time, I'll probably take somethings out that I don't think are important anymore and replace them with other things.
Do any of you have hope chests? If so, then what have you put in yours?

Anna pulled a tooth this morning! It really surprised me because I didn't even know it was loose, but I asked her about it, and she said it had been loose for a few weeks. A lot of Anna's teeth have had to be pulled by the dentist because the new tooth starts trying to come in before the old one is pulled out, but thankfully this one did what it was supposed to. I wonder how much money she's going to get....

Sunday, November 8, 2009


This weeks memory verse:
Psalm 119:20-23

This weeks hymn:
It's still "How Great Thou Art",
because I haven't finished learning it yet.

I Hope y'all have a wonderful week!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Picnic and Pictures

Today we went to The park, and had a picnic. But before we went there, we stopped in front of our city hall where they have a fall display set up and took pictures. I realized that I can put pictures on the side colum, even though I can't put them in my posts, So enjoy! -->

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pumpkin Cake

On Sunday I made this (http://www.tammysrecipes.com/pumpkin_sheet_cake) pumpkin sheet cake. I thought it was really good! It wasn't too hard to make, and it has a cream cheese frosting. Yum!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Reformation Day!

Okay, I tried on all our computers to put pictures on but none of them work, so I'll just have to do my Reformation post without pictures. *sigh*

We had a wonderful time! Recently we got Netflix (I love it!), so Momma got The movie Luther (with Joseph Feinnes as Martin Luther), and another one called Reformation Overview. We haven't finished watching the second one yet, but we probably will soon. In the second movie, they talked about several reformers, and hearing about John Hus nearly made Anna and I cry.

Momma made herself a green empire waist dress, and Daddy's costume was made out of the same materiel as Mommy's. My Dress was royal blue, with purple sleeves and a golden colored vest embroidered with the blue and purple. Lydia wore a purply-colored dress with long sleeves, Anna wore a red and brown one, Esther green and gold, Samuel wore a shirt and breeches, and Jacob wore a shift and was supposed to wear a biggins cap. My friend Laura made this gorgeous dress.

I made some games for them to play that would have been played back then. I made a Merrils game (tic-tact-toe) with cardboard, with holes cut in it and wooden dowels as the pieces. I colored the tops of the dowels so they would be able to distinguish one from the other, and I decorated the top too (This game in the simpler form was probably a bit early, but I don't think they minded much). I also made some cards that they could color and play Go Fish with but those were never taken out. Momma got some bowling stuff out and set it up in the hallway which was fun. I know, your probably thinking "Bowling! That doesn't sound like 16Th century!" but once one us read somewhere that they actually did bowl back then.

For supper we had chicken with a yummy garlic sauce (yummy to me and a few others anyway), soup, cookies with jam in the middle, and a few other things. We ate with candles, and Daddy turned off the lights in the front of the house so we wouldn't have any trick-or-treaters. Nobody knocked on our door, but we could hear kids outside.

(Garlic Sauce)
Take garlic, water, salt, flour and milk
mix and then boil it.
note: After I made it it was pretty thick so I added milk until it was the consistency I wanted.

While we were eating lunch this afternoon, the subject of Halloween came up again. Samuel said something that we found humorous. "I wish we could delete Halloween." I definitely agree with him :).

This weeks memory verse:

Psalm 119:17-19

This weeks hymn:

How Great Thou Art

Words and music by Stuart K. Hine