Saturday, May 29, 2010

Some Scripture Rambles...



An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 1 Corinthians 7: 34

I keep reminding myself of this verse. These years of singleness should not be wasted with worldly things. I should be preparing not only to be a good and honorable wife, but focusing on growing my relationship with Christ and learning more about Him and how to please Him. I think that a strong and steady marriage does not just consist with a devoted man and women, but a strong and devoted bond with Jesus. He is the maker of a good solid marriage and He is the joy of a happy marriage.


What do you think we should be doing in our single years before marriage (if God wills.)?

I hope you are having a lovely Saturday!

Friday, May 28, 2010

The blank and empty mind...

 
Okay, so I have been quite the invisible, non interesting blogger. I have been very blah, and uncreative in my posts.

None of my posts have made your minds juice with new undiscovered thoughts that bring your life to a more brainy and learned state.... So I am asking for your thoughts.

What do you think I should write about????

*Bites nails and stares nervously*

 This is not a popular subject to comment on. But anything would be helpful... Maybe I need to get out my drafts or read a bit more. ;-) My brain needs a little dusting and cleaning.
I just have to get the noggin thinking.

I have been at a lack of ramblings lately. ;-) *Pulls out all senseless and meaningless thoughts*.

Oh dear, this is beginning to be a ramble, better stop before this post gets very long.

I hope you all had beautiful Friday! Tomorrow is Saturday. -Gasp- The week flew for me.

Better hold on to this week...before I know it, next Saturday will be rushing in my face.

Monday, May 24, 2010

It Is Well With My Soul....




I received my prize from this give away, a few days ago! I have been loving all the beautiful music on this CD. Miss Prentiss is quite a talented musician. And her music is so inspirational!

Miss Prentiss is giving away her other CD this week!

And even after you've entered I suggest and recommend that you go and buy yourself a CD!

 
I will be posting some tags and awards soon, I hope.
Make sure I don't forget! 
'Kay? ;-) 
Oh, and how do like my newish blog look? I am not sure it's a permanent blog backround... :-)

I hope you had a gorgeous Monday!What have y'all been up to?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Looking For A Giveaway To Enter?

Here's your chance!!!

My dear sister Abby, is having a lovely giveaway at her blog.

The prize She is giving away is even more gorgeous than it looks in the photo. :-)

So go on over to her blog for more info on her 100th post giveaway!

 I hope you all had a beautiful day! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flowers of May...


                    Flowers blooming galore......
               I thought I would share some flowers from our yard... aren't they lovely?



                                             Isn't she cute?
                                                 
                                            


                                          
                                           Stunning wild roses...
             


                                        Sniff... aah, lovely lavender....

                                                      Hello, Mr. Toad!

                   Here is a toad that lives in our yard. We have at least three that have been hopping around.....





I hope you are having a lovely and blessed day in May!!!

April showers bring May flowers....




Matthew 6: 28
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blessings....

 ....that I am thankful for and have been enjoying, recently...

~Reading 1 Corinthians

~Knitting with bright, cheerful, red yarn

~Warm sunny days, warm nights, and having to use just a sheet for bed :-)

~Playing violin and piano without a recital on my mind

~Watching my brothers' learning and growing...So sweet!

~Spending time with my sisters...Lasting memories!

~Taking pictures

~Reading Preparing to be a help meet by Debi Pearl with my family...

~Wearing colorful clothes and skirts

~Singing hymns and listening to classical music....

~Watching Road to Avonlea Season 2

~ I won my first give away over at Joyfully Home's blog! Very exciting.... :-D

~The smiles and laughs of life...

Many others could be listed... There are many!

What blessings have you been thankful for today? :-)


1 Corinthians 2:9
 ..."No eye has seen,
      no ear has heard,
   no mind has conceived
   what God has prepared for those who love him"...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day...





Yesterday was a wonderful day to celebrate our Mothers...

My sisters and I tried our best to show how much we care for our mother. Abby gave her a hand made necklace, earrings and chocolate, Maggie gave her a wonderful and beautiful card, and I gave her a knitted dish cloth and a poem.

My mother is the best woman I would ever want to be around. I am so grateful for everything she has done for me. She has home schooled me, my whole life and has not given up. I know that she loves me if she'll spend each and every day with me with out fail. :)
She spends most of her time not for herself but for others. She is a wonderful wife, great mother and homemaker. She is kind and considerate and very hospitable. She is a sweet teacher and is teaches me cooking, child care, money savers, among many more.

I love her so much and am so thankful for every minute I get to spend with her.




I love you, Mommy!
What special things did you enjoy with your mother yesterday?








Proverbs 31: 28-29


Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Corn Fritters...

    The joys of cooking yummy food; especially when your family enjoys it. :-)

On Thursday I cooked meat loaf, peas, and fritters. This is a pretty simple recipe and very delicious.
Our family love fritters. I cooked them in the deep fat fryer instead of in the normal skillet so they don't look quite as lovely as usual. (And this was the first time I have made them. My grandma is usually the one that cooks these.)


I thought I would share this simply delicious recipe.

~2 eggs
~1(15 1/4-ounce) can yellow corn, undrained
~1/2 cup whole milk (nondairy creamer may be substituted)
~1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
~ 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
~1 teaspoon baking powder
~ Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
~Butter and maple syrup or honey, optional



In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add corn with liquid. Stir in milk. In medium bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix together until blended. Line a plate with paper towels. In a deep skillet, heat about 1 inch oil to 375 degrees. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with butter and syrup or honey for dipping.

(This recipe is courtesy from the newspaper. )  :-)




~Enjoy~



I hope you have a lovely Saturday afternoon. :-)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Awards and Tags!


Hannah grace gave me three lovely awards.
Thank you Hannah grace!!


List Seven Interesting Facts About Me:

1.I love to sing randomly and especially while vacuuming. This gives me a chance to compose my own songs and words with out any one listening to how silly they sound. I know it is quite random. ;)


2. I love love writing. I have two journals (Soon to be three.) going at the moment and this blog. I just can't stop my self from writing a lot!

3. I love taking pictures.

4. I enjoy listening to classical music and 1940s big band music and that is about as far as my taste goes.


5. When I was younger I was a big fan of dolls and now as I get older I enjoy making them more. Including their clothes. I love to create cute little girl dolls with dimpled cheeks and animated faces. So fun. :)

6.I have loved the color pink for almost as long as I can remember. But at the moment I love all colors and I am kind of burned out on pink. Interesting huh?


7. Playing the violin and piano calms me after a stressful day.


Now, award as many people as you think have a Beautiful Blog!

Well, I think I could go on and on...I will stick with a few. I will try not leave any one out.

I award

Courtney

Rachel

Mattie

Kelsey

Taylor



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And another sweet award I got from Hannah grace! :)

Here are the rules:

1. Tag at least five of your 'sweet friends' on Blogger.

2. Answer the tag (below) in your post.

3. You may tag the person who gave you this award.

4. Don't forget to comment on the post that awarded you.

Let's get started!

1. You are the ___ in your family:

1st

2. Do you have your own camera?

No, but I use our family camera all the time.

3. List three of your character qualities:

Do I have any?... Maybe I'll ask my sister. Wait a minute...

Works hard, Good advise giver, Calm. Thanks Maggie!

4. How long have you had your blog?

I think since, August 2009.

5. What is your favorite thing to blog about?

Hmm... I'd say homemaking.


Now I would like to award:

Maggie

Lindsay

Joelle

Haley

Mattie




Here are the rules:

1. Post about the tag.

2. Choose 5 bloggers who deserve this award.


3. Leave a comment on the blogs of the people you tagged, letting them know they were awarded.

4. Answer the questions along with your post. (Omit questions you don't want to answer)


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1. Apples, Oranges, or Bananas?

Apples!

2. How many siblings do you have?

Five. Two sisters and three brothers.

3. Do you live on a prairie, woodland, city, or other?

I guess it would be the city, though I hate to say it.

4. What is something you enjoy doing with your family?

Ooh this is a hard one. I enjoy a lot. I love to read books with my little brothers and I love to talk with my sisters and parents before bed. That is when every one is the most talkative and it is always a memorable time.

5. Is your room clean?
Yes, I share with both my sisters and it is usually pretty clean. If you don't keep your stuff organized, you look like a slob comparatively.

6. Italy, Greece, France, Spain, or England?
I don't know. Probably...France.


7. What is the scripture that encourages you the most?

There are quite a lot... but here is one that I like a lot.

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13


8. Gum, chocolate, or jelly beans?
Of course, chocolate! YUM!


9. What are your favorite types of books?
Historical fiction and mysteries. Good literature, too.


10. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate!!


11. If you had to eat one type of food for two weeks, what would that food be?

Casseroles. : )


12. Are you an outside or an inside person?

I am in the middle. Although I do like outside.


13. Describe yourself in three words.

Umm...I...Oops. ;)

14. What chore do you like to do the most?

What kind of chore?! I love them all!!! Just kidding.
Probably, vacuuming. :D


Now, I’d like to award:

All of my wonderful followers who would like to do this award!



Now here is another tag that Taylor gave me! Thanks! :D

YOU CHOOSE:

  • Cherries or blueberries?

Blue berries!

  • Dogs or cats?

Dogs!

  • Beds or sleeping bags?

Beds!

  • Hamburger or hot dog?

Hamburgers...yum.

  • Typing or writing?

I like them about the same... Probably writing.

  • Day or night?

I enjoy both a lot. I guess night.

  • Beach or lake?

The beach.

  • Christmas or Easter?

Christmas!

  • Math or reading?

Definitely reading! I can't do math for enjoyment. But I can read books for education and leisure.

  • Tests or studying?

Tests.

  • Pens or pencils?

Pencils. You can erase. ;)

  • Caterpillars or butterflies?

Butterflies. :)


Okay, now I'll tag:


Any one who would like to do it. :)




I hope you are having a wonderful day, friends!!!

~Blessings~




Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Successes..

~We are happy to tell you our regency gowns are done!

My sister picked a lovely yellow pattern for her dress.

~Together~ Maggie and I

~My dress~ I chose green polka dots







Maggie and I are very happy and glad that they're finally done!

Our recital is done. As I said, I was the last one to play my songs. But I was able to enjoy listening to every one play. I was amazingly not too nervous, thankfully. :)
God gave me peace and confidence. And I "acted" as if playing my songs was no big deal. Inside I was a little shaky. Every one did beautifully with their piano pieces. And I think everybody had a good time. Thank you for your prayers and support, every one! It helped. :)

I played:

~ The Surrey with the fringe on Top as a duet with my friend

~ Prelude in C

~ Getting to know you

~ Allegro


Recital completed.

Relief granted. :D SIGH.



I hope you all have had a wonderful, blessed, springy, Sunday!

What have you been up to? :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

On my mind...

Alas, our dresses are not quite finished. Maggie has a little more to do to her dress. It has taken us a while to get these finished, as we are not expert seamstresses. This only the second garment I have ever made. Except for doll clothing. There are so many steps to making clothing!

I will try to have some photos of us both in our dresses tomorrow. :) Maybe we can coax Abby to a photo shoot.( Ha ha. ) She is not one that likes taking photos.

Tomorrow is our recital. I am a pin cushion of pins and needles. My stomach gets all twinged every time I think about it... I will not fret. My sisters' on the other hand are both very calm and are not even a little nervous. Maybe it will rub off on me. :) I am the last one playing my songs out of 17 other people. Gulp. ( They are organized by age. I am the oldest out of all the students.) I know I need to relax. ( As I keep repeating.)

Any way, I hope that we will have some lovely pictures taken by Abby or our mother tomorrow. ;)

I know it is not the most ideal thing, but could you please pray for my sisters, my friend and I as we have our recital tomorrow? Thank you. :)


~Blessings dear friends~


What have ya'll been up to? :)