Sunday, October 11, 2009


Wow!! I haven't posted for like two months!! Well, life has been busy, mostly with school! It seems like this fall will be the busiest ever!

I'm doing a play class, with a bunch of awesome people, and I'll be starting a swing dance class in a couple of days! So it's not bad busy, but fun busy! I'm not taking any college classes this fall, because my birthday is Sept. 1, so I was just born a few days to late! I'm still not sure if I'll be taking any in the spring either, but I haven't decided yet! So that's what's going on in my life!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The end of a season

Well, you all have probably heard by now the Grace Community Church will be no more than memories in a couple of week. We're folding back into Crossway. I'm excited, yet, well, it's hard to pinpoint my exact emotion. I can't wait to make more friends, but I'm sad to leave the enivorment of a small church, and all the oppurtunities of serving that brings. Not, of course, that we can't do that at Crossway, it will just be different. Everything will be different. I've changed since we left to go on the church plant, and my friends back at Crossway have changed. I've grown closer to my friends at Grace, while not growing father away from those at Crossway, it really hasn't gotten closer. I really don't know what to expect, and that kind of scares me. I like to know what's going to happen, and what it's going to be like, but simply, in this case, I can't really prepare myself fully. I'll have to trust God's plan for me and my family. But I'm still excited, and so many other things! See you all in September!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pictures from Youth Day

Here are some of the better pictures from Saturday. Enjoy!

The pie eating contest
Waching the egg catching/throwing contest

Just look at Hudson's hair and tounge!

The begining of the sack race

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hey! I'm posting again!!! YAY! I have an excuse though. We started school on Monday, so I've been pretty busy with that. Anyway, I had a ton of fun at the Youth Day on Saturday!! It was so great to see everyone again and to "meet" new people! I hope they have something like that again soon! Haha, I *heart* exclamation points! That's it for now. I need to download some pictures from yesterday, and I'll post some if they're any good. Adios!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Hey all! Yes, I know I'm posting again! Anyway, not a whole lot going onb right now. Yesterday, we went to a friends house and helped them paint, which basically took most of the day. Then I babysat, and got home and went to bed! Other than that, I've doing a lot of reading. I'm reading Little Women and Respectable Sins for a couple of book studies I'm doing with friends. I've also been doing some sewing. I'll try to get a picture posted when I'm finished. That's it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I suppose I should post again :p

I know, I know, I haven't posted for almost a month. I don't have any excuse, but that I really didn't want to take the time to post (yes, all of 3 minutes)! Anyway, I've been doing a lot of sewing and reading, and we brought out the legos again, so I've been playing with those as well. I guess now I'll post some random pictures!

Duke, my kitten!
Thyme (I know, random!)

A fairy throne. Yes this is an actual picture I took in our front yard!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I've not forgotten I have a blog! It's just been really busy around here : D I'll try to recap what's been happening the last couple weeks or so.

First of all, I got my hair cut, I think it was three weeks ago. They took off 4-6 inches, but it was really long to begin with, so now it's about an inch below my sholders, and it's very layered. I really like it. Then, on June 6, was Grace Community's high school graduation. Since there are only two juniors, some of the sophmores and their parents were helping. Mom was in charge of the reception. Then we went up to the mountains with some dear friends of ours. We got up there Thursday, biked about 19 miles Friday, then got home around lunch time Saturday. Then we had our monthly youth event at our house. We ran an obstacle course, roasted hot dogs and smores on a bonfire, and then played Frisbee for about a hour or so. Then on Sunday, we had church, and that evening we had Care Group. We didn't do a normal meal and meeting this time. Instead we went to the Concert on the Green in Davidson, and most of the teens, including me, played about another hour of frisbee. Needless to say, I was sore for most of yesterday, but am feeling much better now! So that's basically all that's been going on!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Child Tales

Here's some stort stories about children's views. Enjoy!

A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong.
"All right children, let's take another example," she said. "If I were to get into a man's pocket and take his billfold with all his money, what would I be?"
Little Johnny raises his hand, and with a confident smile, he blurts out, "You'd be his wife!"

Happiness Is In Your Outlook
A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom & gloom pessimist.
Just to see what would happen, on Christmas their father gave the pessimist the most expensive, fanciest toy he could find. For the optimist he gift-wrapped a box of horse manure.
The next morning the father came downstairs and found the pessimist sitting in front of his opened present crying bitterly.
"Why are you crying?" the father asked.
"Because my friends will be jealous, I'll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I'll constantly need batteries, and my toy will eventually get broken." answered the pessimist twin.
Seeing the optimist, who was dancing for joy in front of the crate of manure, he asked, "What are you so happy about?"
To which the optimist twin replied, "There's got to be a pony around here somewhere!"

A 4-year-old boy was asked to give the meal blessing before Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad, the cranberry sauce, the pies, the cakes, even the Cool Whip.
Then he paused, and everyone waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know that I'm lying?"

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Bible bill?

It gets very iteresting when Congress start discussing the Bible. It's sad, too, that those who claim to be Christians don't more advicitly support the Bible because they want to stay in congress. Here is an article I found on-line talking about just this, though in a secular view.

Victoria McGrane Victoria Mcgrane – Fri May 22, 5:40 am ET
When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2009, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) hopes you’ll be ringing in “the Year of the Bible.”
It’s probably just wishful thinking.
Broun’s simple congressional resolution aimed at honoring the Good Book has produced a push-back of biblical proportion in the blogosphere, with critics dismissing it as either unconstitutional or a waste of time. Jews in Congress and atheist activists are dismissing the resolution, while none of the many Democrats in Congress who are Christian have bothered to sign on as co-sponsors.
According to, the resolution is among the most-blogged-about pieces of legislation, with most posts less than complimentary in nature.
“Does that mean 2009 is not the year of the Bible?” mocked Rep. Barney Frank ­(D-Mass.), who is Jewish. “What is 2012 the year of? The Quran?”
“That’s an endorsement of religion by the federal government, and we shouldn’t be doing that,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), even though he has introduced his own legislation dealing with religion.
“Republican lawmakers with apparently too much time on their hands and no solutions to offer the country are pushing a resolution that will not address the nation’s problems or advance prosperity or even untangle their previous governing mistakes,” blogged the Progressive Puppy.
Broun rejects the critiques leveled at this effort.
“This doesn’t have anything to do with Christianity,” he said in an interview with POLITICO. Rather, he says, it seeks to recognize that the Bible played an integral role in the building of the United States, including providing the basis for our freedom of religion that allows Muslims, Hindus and even atheists to vocalize their own beliefs.
And even as Nadler criticized Broun, he has done his own share of mixing religion and legislation.
Last year, he introduced a bill that would overturn a federal appeals court ruling — an “idiot” decision, he says — that a condominium board in Chicago had the right to ban Jews from installing mezuzahs, which consist of a piece of parchment inscribed with a specific religious text put inside a case and hung on a door frame.
Condo boards shouldn’t be able to interfere in an individual’s right to practice his or her religion, Nadler said.
But he himself declined to install a mezuzah on his congressional office door when asked by a rabbi, even though he does so at home.
“That’s my religious symbol, and the office does not belong to me; it belongs to the people of the congressional district, and no one should feel uncomfortable walking into the office if it’s not their religion,” Nadler said, describing his feelings on religion and Congress.
“Same thing with the Bible. ... It’s not everybody’s religion. And the federal government should not be imposing religious viewpoints.”
Atheists, who might feel themselves a particular target with the declaration of a biblical year, aren’t even worried about Broun’s effort.
“Right now, we’re seeing atheism on such a rise,” said David Silverman, vice president and national spokesman of American Atheists, a group dedicated to fighting for the civil rights of atheists.
“We are seeing Christianity on such a dramatic decline that we’re not particularly worried about it. We’re thinking that this kind of old-style George W. Bush Republicanism is about to go away,” Silverman said, referring to the latest Pew Forum survey of American religious life, which showed nonreligious Americans as the fastest-growing group.
And it may be the best-selling book of all time, as Broun’s resolution points out, but the Bible isn’t such a popular legislative topic.
A search of Thomas, the online congressional database, for “Bible” yields just one other bill: a resolution to have the “Lincoln-Obama Bible” on permanent display in the Capitol Visitor Center.
The resolution specifically asks the president “to issue a proclamation calling upon citizens of all faiths to rediscover and apply the priceless, timeless message of the Holy Scripture which has profoundly influenced and shaped the United States and its great democratic form of government.”
As for the economy, health care, global warming and all the other issues on Congress’ plate?
“While we must focus on fiscal policies that provide relief to families during these tough economic times, an endeavor I have been working tirelessly towards in this Congress, we must also not forget to protect and celebrate our fundamental freedoms that the Bible has influenced,” Broun said.
Broun has gathered 15 co-sponsors, all Republicans, but says he’s looking for more and hopes Democrats will sign on, as well.
“This is not a partisan issue,” he said. “I want it to be bipartisan.”
Whether he’s successful or not — the same measure didn’t go anywhere last year — at least Broun and his fellow supporters can take heart in one fact: They already had a “year of the Bible.”
Ronald Reagan designated 1983 as one, with Congress’ blessing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

10 Reasons Not to Wash

In one church, the pastor, apparently fed up with all the excuses given over the years as to why people don't go to church, applied the same excuses in a different context to show how silly they were. Church-goers the following Sunday got a bulletin that included "Ten Reasons Why I Never Wash."

1.I was forced to as a child.

2.People who wash are hypocrites -- they think they are cleaner than everybody else.

3.There are so many different kinds of soap, I can't decide which one is best.

4.I used to wash, but I got bored and stopped.

5.I wash only on special occasions, like Christmas and Easter.

6.None of my friends wash.

7.I'll start washing when I get older and dirtier.

8.I can't spare the time.

9.The bathroom is never warm enough in winter or cool enough in summer.

10.People who make soap are only after your money.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Signs of the Times

These are hilarious! Enjoy!

Signs of the Times

- On the trucks of a local plumbing company in NE Pennsylvania "Don't sleep with a drip, call your plumber."

- At a tire shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us to your next blowout."

- Door of a plastic surgeons office: "Hello, can we help you pick your nose?"

- At A Laundry Shop "How about we refund your money, send you a new one at no charge, close the store and have the manager shot. Would that be satisfactory?"

- At a Towing Company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."

- Billboard on the side of the road "Keep your eyes on the road and stop reading these signs."

- In a Nonsmoking Area " If we see smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."

- On Maternity Room Door "Push, Push, Push."

- At an Optometrists Office "If you don't see what your looking for you've come to the right place."

- On a Taxidermist's window "We really know our stuff."

- In a Podiatrist's office "Time wounds all heels."

- On a Butchers window "Let me meat your needs."

- On a fence "Salesman Welcome, Dog food is expensive."

- At a car Dealership "The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."

- Outside a Muffler Shop "No appointment Necessary, we hear you coming."

- Outside a Hotel "Help! We need inn-experienced people."

- On a desk in a reception room "We shoot every 3rd salesman , and the 2nd one just left."

- In a Veterinarians waiting room "Be back in 5 minutes, Sit ! Stay! "

- At the Electric Company "We would be de-lighted if you send in your bill. However, if you don't you will be."

- On the door of a Computer Store "Out for a quick byte."

- In a Restaurant window "Don't stand there and be hungry, come on in and get fed up."

- Inside a Bowling Alley "Please be quiet, we need to hear a pin drop."

- In the front yard of a funeral home "Drive carefully, we'll wait."

- In a counselors office "Growing old is mandatory, growing wise is optional."

Saturday, May 9, 2009


This is a great reminder to always be on our "guard." Remember, others are watching!

A woman pulled up to a red light behind another car. The driver of the car in front of her was talking on his cell phone, and shuffling through some papers on the seat beside him.
The light turned green, but the man didn't notice. The woman began pounding on her steering wheel and yelling at the man to move. The man still didn't move.
The woman went ballistic inside her car, ranting and raving at the man, pounding on her steering wheel and dashboard.
The light turned yellow. The woman blew the car's horn repeatedly, as she yelled and screamed curses at the man.
The man finally noticed the commotion. He looked up, saw the yellow light, and accelerated through the intersection just as the light turned red.
The woman was beside herself, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection. As she was still in mid-rant she heard a tap on her window and looked into the face of a very serious looking policeman.
The policeman told her to shut off her engine and step out of the car. The red-faced woman obeyed, speechless at what was happening.
The policeman then arrested the woman and took her to the police station where she was booked and placed in a cell.
After a couple of hours the woman was escorted back to the booking desk where the original officer was waiting with her personal effects.
The policeman handed her the bag containing her things, and said, "I'm really sorry for this mistake. But you see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn and screaming and cursing. Then I noticed the *Choose Life* license plate holder, the *Follow Me to Sunday School* bumper sticker, and the chrome plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally I assumed that you had stolen the car. Have a blessed day!"

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Despite popular belief, I have not fallen off the edge of a cliff = D No, but I have been incredibly busy, like seriously busy!

As always, I have school, though the year is winding down! Jared started baseball a couple weeks ago, and he usually has practice or games a couple times a week. Add any other usual weekly activities, and it amounts to a lot.

This Saturday was beyond busy! Saturdays usually are. Any way, the boys went to help someone finish their basement, and us girls had some cleaning up to do in the house. Then we got a phone call from one of our good friends saying that they had found a kitten under their house that they could not keep because they already had a cat and dog. We ran over to pick him up, not thinking that it would take very long. When we got there, we found out that he was 2-4 weeks old and had been under the house for around a week without food. We than had to go to another friends house because she had found a kitten that was very young and had nursed him back to health, so she had all the necesary supplies. She showed us what to do, and then we went home to grab some stuff for the youth event we were in charge of and head up to Mooresville. This all being said, we had a pretty busy day!

Duke, which is what we're calling the kitten for now, has to be fed 3-4 hours, and he lets you know when he's hungry! He's cute, and black, and, well I'll let you see for yourself!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Mosaic!!!!!

Yay! My computer finally let me post it!
Rules:a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (
b. Using ONLY the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Mosaic Maker. Change rows to 4 and columns to 4 (
d. Save the image and post it on this note!
e. If you're tagged, pass it on. And tag me. :)


1. What is your name? Aly
2. What is your favorite food? Hambergers

3. What is your hometown? Charlotte, NC

4. What is your favorite color? Brown

5. What is your favorite movie? Pride & Predjudice

6. What is your favorite drink? Water

7. What is your dream vacation? Paris, France

8. What is your favorite dessert? Cheesecske

9. What is one word to describe yourself? Country

10. How are you feeling right now? Busy

11. What do you love most in the world? God

12. What do you want to be when you grow up? Teacher

13. Favorite Hobby? Reading

14. What kind of books do you like? Fantasy

15. What’s your favorite sport? Frisbee

16.Where do you work? Babysitting

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I know. I haven't posted for a while. Not much has be going on except for school, chores, ect. I was going to try to do a mosaic thing, but my computer wouldn't let me. I'm on the computer, that doesn't have the pictures, so I'll try to post some Thursday, since we have TOG on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Allright, I was going to post some random pictures, but the downloader thing isn't working, so maybe later...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party

Our TOG went to the Charlotte tea party. If you didn't hear about it, it was a "peaceful" protest to government spending. It was very interesting. I didn't hear any of the speakers names, but they sure had a lot to talk about. Anyway, here a some of the pictures I took.

Here is our group photo!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bad Sign

Since nothing very exciting is going on, or at least now, I guess I'll just post my last piece of flair!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

*Important Update*


Now I've got you all curious :) I won't keep you in suspence for very long! I bet you all are wondering what is going on in Grace Community Church. Well, first things first. We are now meeting in Mooresville Middle School. It's a really nice school and we are very grateful to be meeting in it. Right now, only 1/2 of the church is already living up in the Moorseville/ Kannapolis/ Davidson area. Because of the market down turn, several houses on the market have been a few weeks (or months) without showings (including us), so please continue praying!

Now about our Youth Group. I must warn you, stop reading if you don't want to be jealous! We call our group Youth Talk. That is because of our set-up. After a brief time of snacks, we gather in a member's family room. Mr Detwiler, our Senior, Youth, and only Pastor, usually starts by asking us a question, then allows anyone to ask him any kind of theoligal, biblical question, etc. We've covered everything from Creation to the end times, from sanctification to election, and sooo many other things. I've really enjoyed it and so have the others!

I can't think of anything else anyone would want to know, so if you have any questions, just leave a comment!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Ahhhh... I haven't posted for like a week. I've been VERY busy with school and life in general. So nothing profound to say, just didn't want it to seem like I was forgetting I had a blog! I'll try to post some pictures later, but we'll see...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Memorial Garden

First of all, I know Emily is not the only one who reads this blog (thanks, Emily!)! So please leave some kind of comment, even if it's just the word verification thing!

Anyway, Mom, Leah, Mrs. Cook, Sindey, Mrs. Clinard, and I went to a beautiful memorial garden in downtown Concord. It was beautiful and almost all the flowers were in bloom. There were some headstones from some men who had fought and/or died during the Civil War, along with thier wives, children, ect. Here are some of the pictures I took!

I took like a ton more pictures, but I only posted some of the first ones, so maybe later...

Monday, March 30, 2009


I was wondering if you all had seen the monetize thing on the dashboard. I don't think I'm going to do it it, I was just wondering what you thought of the whole idea.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My First Post

Here is a link to the very first post I did. That was when I didn't have any of my lovely followers, but I wanted you all to see it!

Friday, March 27, 2009


I decided to "adopt" a new virtual pet. They didn't have gerbils, so I picked a fox and named him Romeo. Scroll down on the side bar to see him. He's so cute and you can feed him and everything.
If you want to adopt a pet, it's really easy, and you don't have to feed them every day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Silence is golden...

Pretty straight forward. Just the way I like it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My new room!

Here is some pictures from my new room. No, we have not moved yet, but we decided to switch around rooms. I got the guest room, and Jared moved into my old room. It has it's own bathroom, which is awesome! :D

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm posting again!

Yay! I don't really have anything to say. I'm going to be posting some pictures soon, so keep checking!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wow. I haven't posted for like a week. Sorry :(

Anyway, things at our house have been crazy. We spent most of last week doing deep spring cleaning and switching rooms. Then we found out on Friday we had a showing on Saturday, so we had to do a bit more cleaning. Then we had care group on Sunday, and now we have a bug going around at our house. Other then that things are the same... =D

Monday, March 16, 2009

March Madness Time!!!

Now is when we fill out the brackets, hopeful that our team makes it to the end! Ahh, what a wonderful time!

Anyway, I have just filled out my brackets, but I won't tell you who I picked. Maybe later on...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Roll Calls!

Allright, I think I'm going to be doing this every other month, sooo if you read my blog, please let me know =D I appreciate it!

Also, let me know how you found my blog! I'm just curious... :p

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What He Going to be?

This is a funny story I thought you all might enjoy!

An older couple had a son, who was still living with them. The parents were a little worried, as the son was still unable to decide about his future career. So they decided to do a small test.They put a note on the front hall table that they had left. Around the note they put a ten-dollar bill, a Bible, and a bottle of whiskey. Then they hid, pretending they were not at home.The father told his wife, "If our son takes the money, he will be a businessman, if he takes the Bible, he will be a pastor, but if he takes the bottle of whiskey, I'm afraid our son will be a no-good drunkard."So the parents hid in the nearby closet and waited nervously. Peeping through the keyhole they saw their son arrive. The son read the note that they had left. Then he took the ten-dollar bill, looked at it against the light, and slid it in his pocket.After that, he took the Bible, flipped through it, and put it under his arm.Finally, he grabbed the bottle, opened it, and took an appreciative whiff to be assured of the quality. Then he left for his room, carrying all three items.The father slapped his forehead and said: "This is worse than I could ever have imagined!""What? asked the wife."Our son is going to be a politician!"

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Post # 51!!!!

Yeah! I'm half way to one hundered!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

If you don't like the weather...

Just wait a minute. It'll change!
Right now I'm wearing a short sleeve shirt, with my pants rolled up, and flip-flops on my feet! At the begining of the week I was wearing a big, puffy coat and snow boots. It's like having all the seasons in one week!

Friday, March 6, 2009

You what?

His face is adorable!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How to Confuse an Idiot

This is funny when you get it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snow Pics.

Here are some of the pictures I took on Monday. I meant to post them sooner, but by the time I take them, finish school, sleep, eat, and download them on the computer, hey look, it's Wednesday!

This is really not a creek. It's just a low lying spot were the snow didn't stick and the water ran down to, but I think it's rather pretty! :)
Awhhhh! Beautiful snow!!!

This was a picture I took last night. It's kinda spooky looking.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Wipeee!!! Snow!!!! We got like 6 in. at our house! I just came back inside from sledding for about an hour. Hopefully, I'll be able to post the pictures this afternoon that I took this morning.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Just Wondering

Does anyone like the new follower thing?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Dream Within a Dream

This is my favorite poem, or at least currently!
A Dream Within a Dream
by Edgar Allen Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand
-How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Your mother climbed on the roof today."

Here is a funny story! Enjoy!

A bachelor who lived at home with his mother and pet cat went on a trip to Europe. Before he left he told his best friend to inform him of any emergencies. A few days after his departure, his cat climbed up on the roof, fell off and was killed. His friend immediately wired him with the message: "Your cat is dead!"In a few hours he was back home, having cut short his trip in grief and anger at his friend, whom he told, "Why didn't you break the news to me gradually? You know how close I was to my cat! You could have sent a message 'Your cat climbed up on the roof today', and the next day you could've written, 'Your cat fell off the roof.' Then the next day, 'He is not doing very well,' and finally, 'I'm afraid your cat has passed away,' and let me down slowly that he died. Your bluntness showed a lack of consideration and compassion."After a quick memorial service, the bachelor left again to continue his trip. A few days later he returns to his hotel and there is a message waiting for him from his friend. He read, "Your mother climbed up on the roof today."

Friday, February 20, 2009

A wee bit of change

I decided that I needed to change a few things on my blog, but I adore my backround, sooo I changed my header and profile picture, in case you hadn't notice. I also have a bunch more picture from our trip to Iowa, so I should be able to frequently change my header, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Presence (My Heart's Desire)

1. Put your iTunes on shuffle.

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.


4. Tag at least 10 friends who might enjoy doing the game as well as the person you got the note from.


You Will Never Walk Alone


Watchman -alright, I quess


The Glories of Calvary


Supernatural -Hahahahaha, maybe I'll be elastigirl !


Freedom -I like this one


This is Home


Lord Let Your Glory Fall -On me?!


Be My Escape -From my siblings! :p Jk!

9) WHAT IS 2+2?

I Am - 2+2?


Awesome is the Lord Most High -Amen!


All Along


Unbreakable -Yes!


Phenomenon -This one is hilarious, but, no, I do NOT want to be a phenomenon


Spoken For


Perhap She'll Wait - For what?


Living the Life -While I dead, of course!


Blue Skies -This make no sense


A Wonderous Place -This make no sense #2


I Want to be Where You Are -Very flattering!


Keys to the Kingdom


Friend Like That - Funny, but this makes no sense


Masquerade -Kinda


Mrs. Morgan (Act II) -No, it's just wierd


Draw Me Nearer


Your Great Renown -So, yes or no?


God with Us


Presence (My Heart's Desire)

Allright, EVERYONE has to do this! It is sooo funny to do, even though it may not be as funny to someone else! I had a blast doing it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This is what I when...

...I have no school, no chores and both computers are taken! Just kidding! I "designed" dresses and did my sister and her friend's hair, then took a bunch of pictures. Here are some of the best ones.

They didn't know when I took this one until later!

This one is one of my favorites! I love the way the sepia looks!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

So sorry, but...

Sorry! I haven't posted for like a whole week, but I have a good excuse. Last Wednesday(4th), we found out that my grandpa on my dad's side had died. We had gotten somewhat prepared because he had been struggling w/cancer for several years. So Thursday morning we got up at 4 am and drove 15 hours straight to get to Iowa(where both sets of grandparents live). The next afternoon/evening (Friday) was the visitation, which was quite interesting, since it was my first. The next morning (Saturday) was the fuenral service and the burial. We left the farm on Monday(9th), and got home on Tuesday. It was great to see all my cousins at the same time(at least on my dad's side), which had never happened before. Needless to say, we were wipped out when we got home. After that I had to get caught up with school, which I am thankfully finished with. So that is why I haven't been posting! Here are some pictures from the trip.
All the grandkids. Austin and I are the two oldest, thus the tallest.
The kids were hyper after the lunch which was after the fuenral, except of course Austin and I!

Me with my mom, and one of my aunt and uncles after the visitation.

Lauren, my youngest cousin! Isn't she cute!

At the farm.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We got Snow!!

This morning, I woke up to a winter wonderland! We got like an inch and a half of beautiful white stuff. I haven't gone out yet, but I probably will soon to take pictures! (This one is not mine, though I think it is very magnificent!)

Friday, January 30, 2009

My Mini Regency Dress

Here is a smaller version of a dress I made(I made this one, too). I'll be wearing it tommorow night at our unit celebration for our history co-op. I'm so excited! Hopefully I'll be able to get some good pictures so I can post them!
Btw, in cause you didn't know, regency is a time period(like Jane Austen's time).

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wii Age

I don't know if anyone else will get it really thought it was funny. Us kids bought a wii with some of our Christmas money(from Craig's list), so today, we decided to found out our fitness age on wii sports. I was 44, with good balance, Austin was 53, with good stamina, Leah was 38, with somewhat good balance(though not as good as mine!), and Jared, by far the youngest, was 64!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Calling all Lurkers!

If you read this blog please leave a comment! I will not be offended, I just want to know who reads my blog! So pleeaase let me know...
I mean it :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Collectable Cat

A famous art collector was walking through a city he was visiting when he noticed a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store. He did a double take when he saw what the cat was drinking from.
He knew that the saucer was extremely old and very valuable, so he walked casually into the store and offered to buy the cat for two dollars.
The store owner replied, "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale."
The collector said, "Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay you twenty dollars for that cat." And the owner said "Sold," and handed over the cat.
The collector, carefully nonchalant, continued, "Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. The cat's used to it and it'll save me from having to get a dish."
To which the owner replied, "Sorry buddy, but that's my lucky saucer. So far this week I've sold twenty-three cats."

Friday, January 23, 2009

Daily Life

I have been really, really, really busy lately wtih school. I had to write a speech , which I LOVE doing, it just take a long time. May be I'll post it when it's finished. Did anyboby watch the inguration on Tuesday. I thought Obama's speech was very well written (he wrote it himself!). I can't wait to see the changes he makes. Hopefully they'll be good ones! Man, next election I'll be able to vote!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Genius at Work

This story is pretty funny.

Genius At Work

At the conclusion of the sermon, the worshipers filed out of the sanctuary to greet the minister. As one of them left, he shook the minister's hand, thanked him for the sermon and said, "Thanks for the message, Reverend. You know, you must be smarter than Einstein." Beaming with pride, the minister said, "Why, thank you, brother!"
As the week went by, the minister began to think about the man's compliment. The more he thought, the more he became baffled as to why anyone would deem him smarter than Einstein. So he decided to ask the man the following Sunday.
The next Sunday he asked the parishioner if he remembered the previous Sunday's comment about the sermon. The parishioner replied that he did. The minister asked: "Exactly what did you mean that I must be smarter than Einstein?"
The man replied, "Well, Reverend, they say that Einstein was so smart that only ten people in the entire world could understand him. But Reverend, no one can understand you."

Monday, January 12, 2009

Winter Jam '09!!!!!!!!

I was so awesome!!! We got there around 5:15, so we had to sit on top:( , but it was ok since we could see the screen on top. I was was hoping I could see some of ya'll. We tried to find you, but it was like finding a needle in a hay stack. Next time we need to meet some where during the imtermission! Pictures and a ton of videos to come!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Winter Jam '09

I was wondering if any of ya'll were going to Winter Jam '09. Here's the web site if you need any info. Hope I'll see some of you there if I can come. *fingers crossed*

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy 2009!

Happy 2009! I know this is a bit late (the other one doesn't really count 'cause it was automatic, though I did write it). To get the new year started right, I thought I would thank a few of my many blessings, or friends.

Grace- You are truly my sister and best friend in every meaning of the words! Your willingness to serve your family is an example to me. You put up with all my plans, and you are always up on stage to be the "other girl" with me! I love you!!!!

Recah- I have enjoyed getting to know you better through the church plant, Care Group, and being to two Rhetoric girls in TOG. You always encourage me in the Lord, which is greatly appreciated! I love having you as my "big sister!"

Rebecca P.- You are such a sweet person!!! I have so enjoyed getting to know you as we work together helping to clean up after church! I can't wait to get to know you better in '09!

To all my friends at Grace- I can't wait to get to know you all better as we
evangalize in Moorsville/Kannapolis!

To all my friend at Crossway- I miss you all! I hope the Lord richly blesses you all in 2009!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Thought this would be a good way to get the New Year started! It is indeed all in the way you look at it( though I believe the women's way is correct! :)

An English professor wrote the words, "Woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly.
The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."
The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing."