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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Good bye........=(

Goodbye everyone. I will be taking a break of blogging and so I won't post for some time. =( I will be back but not anytime, I am gone for now. *tear*

* Thank you so much for those who followed me.........make sure you check back in a few months.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Moving on...........

Disregard this post............I'm just checking how my signature works. What do you all think?

Fall Fashion.......again

O.k, I know that I did a post about this already but I decided to do it again. Here are a few things that I LOVE!!! =)

This skirt is from an awesome site called Chadwicks. Don't you love the colors?

This is also from Chadwicks...

And this is also from Chadwicks......oh why bother, all these things are going to be from Chadwicks. ^_^

Love the colors

Well, that's all for now folks. I'll see if I come up with anymore cute clothes........=)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Humor for the day

I'm not back yet..........this is just a made-ahead post. Have fun laughing your heads off reading this.......I know I did!! LOL

Bumper Stickers To Relate To

If You Can Read This, I Can Slam On My Brakes And Sue You

Forget World Peace -- Visualize Turning Off Your Turn Signal!


Where There's A Will...I Want To Be In It!

Ever Stop To Think, And Forget To Start Again?

This Would Be Really Funny If It Weren't Happening To Me

If We Quit Voting Will They All Go Away?

This Bumper Sticker Exploits Illiterates

Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway

Honk If Anything Falls Off

He Who Laughs Last Thinks Slowest

He Who Hesitates Is Not Only Lost, But Miles From The Next Exit

I Haven't Lost My Mind - It's Backed Up On Disk Somewhere

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Goodbye for now........

Goodbye my awesome readers.........I will be especially busy these next couple of days with the county fair and too busy to post. =( But, I will come back with A LOT of pictures to share!! So, just hang tight and don't go into withdrawal me. *tear* I should be back to the blogging world maybe Monday......ooh it makes me sad just thinking about it. Hopefully, I will have more followers and more comments by the time I get back.....huh, huh, readers. So, farewell.

*comment if you'll miss!!

Monday, September 20, 2010


You know what I just noticed? No one ever comments.....that is too wrong. If any of you are bloggers, you know what a joy comments are. So, why don't you pass some of that joy around and maybe leave me a comment (or 2) ? I don't even know if my posts EVER get read.........*tear* So, if anyone is reading this right now, pleeeeeeeeeease leave a comment!!! Thanks to everyone who read this.......and left a comment. =)


I am giving this award to Katie at Stay at Home Daughter!!

Great job with your blog!!

Poem Monday...........again.

I thought this was a very sweet poem.......


We grow closer to each other
When we’re closer to the Lord
The common faith that we share
Binds our hearts in one accord

For friendships last a life time
When built on Jesus Christ
Throughout each different season
We find we are in life

Friends are there through times of grief
And times when hope is gone
Always there with encouragement
So we can carry on

So thank the Lord for giving you
A true and faithful friend
To laugh with you, and cry with you
On whom you can depend

For friends will stay no matter what
Giving you support
And together your hearts truly unite
With the love of the Lord

© By M.S.Lowndes

Now for some humor!!!

The Perfect Girl

A friend asked a gentleman how it is that he never married ?

Replied the gentleman, "Well, I guess I just never met the right woman ... I guess I've been looking for the perfect girl."

"Oh, come on now," said the friend, "Surely you have met at least one girl that you wanted to marry."

"Yes, there was one girl .. once. I guess she was the one perfect girl .. the only perfect girl I really ever met. She was just the right everything .. I really mean that she was the perfect girl for me."

"Well, why didn't you marry her," asked the friend.

"She was looking for the perfect man," he said.

Friday, September 17, 2010

WOW!! Take a look at this........

Home School Hall of Fame

Famous people who were taught at home by their parents

Documented in the book, Home Schooling: The Right Choice, by Chris Klicka


George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
John Quincy Adams
Abraham Lincoln
William Henry Harrison
Theodore F. Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
John Tyler
Franklin D. Roosevelt


John Singleton Copley
Andrew Wyeth
Rembrandt Peale
Claude Monet
Ansel Adams


Charles Montesquieu

Famous Women

Abigail Adams
Mercy Warren
Martha Washington
Florence Nightingale
Phyllis Wheatley
Agatha Christie
Pearl S. Buck


Patrick Henry (VA)
Charles Pickney III (SC)
Richard D. Spaight (NC)
William Livingston (NJ)
Richard Bassett (DE)


Mark Twain
George Bernard Shaw
Irving Berlin
Charles Dickens
C.S. Lewis


"Stonewall" Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton

US Senators of Congressmen

William S. Johnson (CT)
George Clymer (PA)
John Francis Mercer (MD)
William Blount (TN)
William Few (GA)

Preachers and Missionaries

John and Charles Wesley
John Owen
Jonathan Edwards
William Carey
Dwight L. Moody
John Newton
Hudson Taylor

Scientists, Economists, and Businessmen

Blaise Pascal
Booker T. Washington
Thomas Edison
Benjamin Franklin
Andrew Carnegie
John Stuart Mill

College Presidents

John Witherspoon – Princeton
Timothy Dwight – Yale
William S. Johnson – Columbia

Chief Justices of the US Supreme Court

John Rutledge
John Jay
John Marshall


Anton Bruckner
Felix Mendelssohn
Amadeus Mozart
Francis Poulenc

Pretty amazing that all these famous people were home schooled...........isn't it?? How many people do you recognize??

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Morning Devotions

For our daily devotions, we are using a book called DAILY LIGHT on the DAILY PATH. Which is compiled by the Samuel Bagster Family. This is what this morning's devotion was on:

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways
James 1:8

No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. LUKE 9:62

He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. HEBREWS 11:6 Let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tosses by the wind. For let not the man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord. JAMES 1:6-7 Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and that you will have them. MARK 11:24

No longer be children, tolled to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love,.....grow up in all things into Him who is the head; even Christ. EPHESIANS 4:14-15

Abide in Me. JOHN 15:4 Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58

That last verse is sooo true. So many times our actions are based upon whether or not people are watching. If there is no one watching, phew, then why should I do it then?? Many of times we forget that there is an eye watching every thing we do and is much more important than what's- there- name on the street. We have to be mindful that everything we do is seen by God. And not just our actions but our attitudes too. So, the rest of the week do everything unto God with a JOYFUL attitude!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pears, pears and more pears

Hugh!! We just got finished canning 10 lbs. of pears. Was it HOT!! My Grandpa has 2 pear trees and so combine those with some store bought ones, it equals a lot!! But it is nice to think we have pears to last us for awhile.

Canning has become such a lost it's just "Oh, you want canned fruit, Walmart has them on sale." It's too bad that people have gone down the convenience road. For one thing, it is a lot cheaper to can your own and second, you don't get all the chemicals that they put in store bought canned fruit. And in my opinion, homemade tastes a whole lot better!! Sure you have convenience, but people wouldn't need convenience if there was a mother who stayed home a prepared stuff like this for her family. Today, we took a day off of school to can, because my Dad wanted canned pears. And it was fun working with my Mom and sisters. But moms who work outside of the house wouldn't of been able to do that........

The ordinary arts we practice every day
at home are of more importance to the
soul than their simplicity might suggest.
~Thomas More

Which looks better??


or THIS??

I think we canned about 20 quarts today!! But with a family of ten, it is not nearly enough!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I did it again.........

Well, I got tagged again. This time from Stephanie's Saga and it's the "Crazy Eights Tag!!" Lets get started...........

8 Books I've Read Recently or am Reading...
1. Christy by Catherine Marshall
2. I Kissed Dating Good by by Joshua Harris
3. Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
4. A Woman Named Damaris by Janette Oke
5. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
6. The Lady On A Donkey by Beth Hill Howell
7. The Elsie Dinsmore Series
8. Lucy Winchester by Carol Kauffman

8 Songs I Listen to All the Time...
1. In Christ Alone
2. As The Deer
3. Amazing Grace
4. I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever
5. Sweep Me Away
6.Shout To The North and The South
7. Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
8. OOH!! I don't know??

8 Things I Love...
1. God
2. my family
3. my friends
4. diary
5. my camera
6. all of my books
7. having the whole afternoon to myself
8. blogging

8 Things I've Learned this Year...
1. Arguing doesn't get you far
2. It's very important to have a good attitude in everything you do
3. Everything rubs off on our siblings........good or bad
4. Cameras get ruined by water
5.I can be quite stubborn sometimes
6. People don't understand what hard work is anymore
7. Sophomore's have a lot of school work to finish!!lol
8. Canning is very HOT work

8 New Recipes I want to Try and Make by the End of the Year...
I really don't try recipes that often...........just stick to my old ones!!

8 Favorite Online Hangouts...(Places I go pretty much everyday)
1. Random blogs that I discover
2. Robing Blogs
3. Swagbucks
4. Stay At Home Daughter
5. My email
6. Stephanies Saga
7. My blog
8. I do a lot of school work on here too, soo all of those places

8 Things I Need to Work on...
2. Being a better blogger
3. Being more patient
4. Making good choices
5. Remembering it's not what I say, but how I say them
6. Being diligent
7. Getting used to getting up early
8. Being kinder to my siblings

And I tag the first eight people who comment!!

Sorry I had to cut this post short but I am off to Sierra Vista!! I will be back worries =)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Biscuit Twists = yummy!!

Today for breakfast I made Christmas Morning Biscuit Twists. These are sooo easy and super yummy!! For me they took about 15 mins. to make, not including baking. So, give them a try!!

Biscuit dough:
3 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbls. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 c. butter
1 c. milk

Stir together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with a pastry blender till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add milk. Stir until just moistened. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 4-6 strokes.

Roll dough out into rectangle (about 1/4 in. thick)

Brush with 2 Tbls. melted butter. Sprinkle with 3 or more Tbls. Brown sugar.

Fold rectangle in half and cut into about 1 in. strips.

Twist strips and place on baking sheet. Bake at 450* for 10-12 mins.

After they come out of the oven, drizzle a simple powdered sugar glaze on top.


p.s I also have a giveaway brewing up so stay tuned.

Poem Monday!!

The Love Of Jesus

Before Jesus was a full grown man,
He knew more knowledge and wisdom
than anyone in the land
People didn't believe Heaven was His kingdom.

As Jesus walked down the weary lane,
With blood dripping down His suntanned head
Carrying the cross which where He was to be slain,
Still loving the people who were going to have Him dead.

After He got to Calvary
The soldiers nailed nails into His hands and feet
Even though, He felt at peace
He told His people to rejoice not weep.

Even though He died that day
And was lain inside a tomb
He rose upon the third day
And showed everyone He was true!!

I wrote this poem a little while ago and thought I would share it with all of you. Do you like it??

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Birthday pictures =)

Here are a few pictures of my sibling's b-day party. BTW it was only my family, no one else...... We have family birthday parties. The only time we have a BIG party is when one us turns 10. Then after that we have small family parties........

For the menu my brother wanted:
*Crab Leg*
Shrimp Cocktail

For dessert we had:
Chocolate Explosion Cake(that I made)
A Dora Cake

*My brother was the only one that ate crab.......way too expensive for a family of 10!! That's why there is steak on the menu........

Succulent mm!!

My dad's shrimp cocktail.........yummy!!

the scallops before they were baked

The crab and corn.........

Alaina's cupcake cake.........that Bella and I decorated!!

See the cupcakes??

The most delicious chocolate cake ever!!!

Here is my handwriting.........yes, I know, I still need A LOT of practice.

The family all together (not as easy as it looks!!lol)

My dad and the birthday girl

Mysterious package.........hmm??


Alaina got a Dora the Explorer shirt and

Shoes!! What more could a girl want??

Liam got his Risk game that he's been wanting and

A 22 rifle!!

Here is Alaina putting on her shoes........cute!!

OOPS!! Here is another gift that I forgot to include, a machine airgun!! My grand parents and Aunt bought it for him..........He loves it!!

Alaina enjoying her cupcake!!

What her cake looked like after she was!!

Here is what the cake looked cut, doesn't it look delicious??

I think that everyone had a Great time tonight!! Don't you agree??

p.s I will post the recipe for the cake if I get 5 comments........o.k?? So get commenting, lol!!


Today is Liam's and Alaina's birthday party! And since I didn't post them a "Happy Birthday" on their original birthdays, I'm going to do it now. They turned 13 years old and 2 years old!! Soooo, Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remember the fallen.....

Twin Towers With Flag And Soldier Pictures, Images and Photos

Please remember the people who died today, 9 years ago. Keep their families in your prayers.......

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wonderful movie!!

Have any of you watched "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"?? If you have you know what a GREAT movie it is!! I think it has to be my all time favorite movie!! I love how the movie incorporates humor and romance(but not the mushy kind). Also, it has NO bad scenes at all! Yes, you did hear right, none whatsoever!! Even my brothers like it!! Here are two of my favorite parts........

The barn raising and.......

Going courtin'

P.S my brothers DON'T like "girly" movies at all, so for them to say this is a pretty good movie, you know it had to be somewhat good!! lol!!

P.P.S so sorry if it takes a looong time to load =(

P.P.P.S make sure you turn off the music at the bottom of the page!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sooooooooo many changes.......

Okay, I know what all of you are thinking right now. You're thinking " Why in the world does she keep changing her background??" Well the answer is quite simple, because I want to get my blog site PERFECT for my WONDERFUL readers!!! I have gone through soooo many but, I think this. is . the. ONE!! What do you all think?? Do you like it?? Pleeeeeeeeease tell me (don't be bashful now). I really want to know........

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It has been a loooong time........

Whew, it feels good to get back to posting. For all of you out there who wants to know about our camping trip, here it is, it was VERY VERY fun!! I took a lot of pictures but, my camera card got ruined. So, that means ALL of my pictures are gone........aah!! ;( Oh well, things aren't made to last forever anyways. On another note, my siblings and I made fishing poles out of tree branches!! Can you believe that?? Although, the hooks and line we bought ( sorry, can't do everything ). We had fun making them. I actually caught about 6 little sardine size fish. LOL!! So, altogether I think we caught maybe 15 small fish..........which isn't bad. They were too small to eat though.

Other then that, we made a couple forts out of branches and leaves. Since my brother is a Boy Scout, he likes (and is required) to do those kinds of things. I also enjoyed building them too......who would've known!!

Also, since I was up camping I wasn't able to do my Poem Monday. So, I decided just to do it today. Here is my poem for the week.....

To Do List From God

I ran my life in search of worldly things;
My time and will were firmly in control.
I thought I had no need for what God brings;
I gave no heed to murmurs from my soul.

“You’re planning, doing all the time,” it said,
“But something else is missing deep inside.
Your mind is whirling, but your heart is dead,
So turn to God and let go of your pride.”

I did, and God said, “Here’s My plan for you:
Give your life to Me, and just let go.
Have faith and pray, and read the Bible through,
And you’ll have blessings more than you can know.”

So simple, yet it brings me perfect peace,
Living life for God the way I should.
Direction, purpose, fullness and release—
Life with God is very, very good.

By Joanna Fuchs

This poem, mainly focuses on how much better and more peaceful life is when we move away from worldly things and closer to Jesus.

Christians who remember what their lives were like before being saved can relate to how this poem reveals how the worries of the world and our need to plan and control things can make life very difficult.

When we turn it all over to God, life becomes so much more peaceful and satisfying.

Just something to think about........

Friday, September 3, 2010


Today is my parents 16th anniversary!! Sooooo,

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Let's all leave a comment and say congratulations, shall we??

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fashionista time!!

I was looking at Coldwater Creek, a clothing store, online and let's just say I love it!! They have soooo many CUTE clothes. Plus, mostly everything there is modest. Sure, there are a few clothing items that are skimpy, but nothing that a undershirt can't take care of.=)I fell head over heals in love with this particular dress........

Doesn't it just spell femininity!! The only drawback is that the front comes down pretty low, but like I said nothing that a undershirt can't fix!! It would look even cuter with these shoes to go with it....

Just to add some color I chose white, but they come in different colors. I found them at a neat website,

Go and check out these neat clothing stores.........Let me know what you find.

Oh!! And this will be my last post for the week =(. You want to know why?? If you don't I'll tell you anyways, my family is going camping!! YEAH!! I'm sooo excited.....I'll post pictures when we get back. Have a good Labor Day weekend!! I'll sure miss you all.........=)