Saturday, November 29, 2008


Aren't these patterns cute? I love this one!

These women look so tall and thin. :-)

I love this one too!

Sunday's Baking, on Saturday

Recipe to come...

Friday, November 28, 2008


That's how many pictures I took on Thanksgiving. Something must have been wrong with me, right? How 'bout a headache that made me feel like I was dying? Yep, that might do it.

On Tuesday night my head started hurting. I didn't think too much about it, since I get headaches sometimes.
I woke up around 11:30 pm and was up till 1:00 am. My head hurt SO BAD. I have had a migraine before, but this was much, much worse. I finally fell asleep, after much praying, and cool cloths and lavender oil from my Mom.

On Wednesday I was not any better. The doctor said to take Excedrin. It didn't help at first, but then it started to later. I stayed on the couch all day, watching Vanity Fair. (Thanks for letting us borrow it Andi!)

Yesterday my head was not hurting much, but I still felt, blah. I felt tired. So, Thanksgiving was different. Next year, we will have Thanksgiving at our home hopefully.

Mom and I went to Joann's this morning. Ahh!!! We didn't go at 6 like we were going to. We got there at about 9:45. It was crazy. When we got there, they were calling number 16. Mom got a number. 87. No joke. A lady gave her the number 77. A little better. We stuck it out, and got lots of good deals.

I will sign off now. Happy Black Friday! ;)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tag, I'm It!

I've been tagged by my bloggy friend Hannah for a book meme.

the rules are:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages), which is... Famous Women of the Reformed Church.

2. Open to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence. The fifth sentence is... " "There never was," says Brandt, "one of a more noble soul or a truer lover of justice than this princess." "

4. Post the next three sentences. That's the last sentence on the page! It was the end of the chapter.

5. Tag five people. I tag four people... Momma Bug, Lady Jess, Simply, and Moriah.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Proverbs 31

Last week I was looking at scriptures that talk about women. Specifically Proverbs 31, 1 Timothy 2:9-15, Psalm 144:12, and Titus 2:1-5.

Proverbs 31

The words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him:

What, my son? And what, son of my womb? And what, son of my vows?

Do not give your strength to women, Nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Nor for princes intoxicating drink;

Lest they drink and forget the law, And pervert the justice of all the afflicted.

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to those who are bitter of heart.

Let him drink and forget his poverty, And remember his misery no more.

Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.

Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.

She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar.

She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.

She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard.

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.

She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night.

She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle.

She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet.

She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants.

Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:

“ Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.

I desire to be a Proverbs 31 woman. To make linen garments and sell them, to willing work with my hands, to open my mouth with wisdom, to not eat the bread of idleness, to make more of my own clothing. I want to be a godly young woman. I love to be a "big sister" to younger girls, and I must be an example to them.

Well, I must go make cornbread. Have a good evening!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I guess I'll call it...

Chili Mac. This is what I made for lunch on Wednesday. It is super yummy, and quick! This recipe makes a full 9x13 pan.
Gather your in ingredients.
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion
1 can diced tomatoes (drain some of the juice out.)
1 large can spaghetti sauce
2 lbs. macaroni
about 2 cups shredded cheese
spices of your choice

Boil water in a pot for the macaroni. Heat a skillet to cook the ground beef and onion in. Pour a tablespoon or so of olive oil in the skillet.

Chop the onion.

Add onion to skillet and saute until transparent. Add ground beef and cook thoroughly. Once meat is cooked, you may add whatever spices you like. I put in garlic powder, a bit of taco seasoning, and cumin.

Boil pasta, and drain.

Pour the sauce, tomatoes, meat, and pasta in the pot.

Stir until combined.

Pour into a lightly greased 9x13 pan, and sprinkle cheese over the top, if desired. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the pasta is heated through.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Skinning a Chicken - not for the squeamish!

Pictures taken by my brother Jake.

I know, I know

Another giveaway. But this is the best one yet!!! Kim at Life in a Shoe is giving away a copy of their new book, Princess Adelina! This is the number one thing on my Christmas list. It looks wonderful! Can you tell I really want to read it?

Go enter!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tagged again

Bethany tagged me for the 6 things meme. This is the second time I've been tagged for this, but I won't be boring and just re-post what I wrote before.

The rules for tag are:

(1) Link to the person that tagged you.

(2) Post the rules on your blog.

(3) Share six random facts about yourself.

(4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

(5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Random thing #1 - I am obsessed with smells. I think my room is a smell trap. It drives my family nuts, I think.

Random thing #2 - I can't think of anything to say.

Random thing #3 - I remember things about people who don't even remember me. Like names, birthdays, ages, random stories, etc. It is kind of odd. No, not odd, random. ;-)

Random thing #4 - I collect playing cards. It all started with one deck from Oregon. One day I will post photos of all the decks I have collected.

Random thing #5 - I really like spellcheck.

Random thing #6 - Yesterday I watched Pirates of the Caribbean with my brothers.

Now I'm going to break the rules and not tag anyone. If you want to be tagged, consider yourself so. But I won't tag you, because I know not everyone likes it. If you decide to tag yourself, please leave a comment letting me know. Thanks!

a sophomore year photo

Mom suggested I use this as my sophomore year photo. I agreed. Maybe by the next school year I will have my braces off!

Yesterday's Outing: Tree Conservatory

Smelly Spit-up

I was going to write a post this morning, after doing the dishes and taking a shower. But life happens. Sam was cranky, so I put him in the sleepy wrap so Mom could get ready for the day. I can't do the dishes with him in the sleepy wrap, so I sat down to blog. Then, Sam spits up all over me. Yuck. So now I am waiting to give him a bath, and get cleaned up myself. Perhaps I will find time to blog later?

Monday, November 17, 2008

are you bored yet?

I know, I keep posting about giveaways. Don't expect it to ever stop. Most times I get an extra entire, or five, if I blog about it. What can I say. I like free stuff!

So, if you have the time, and need, or want, a new camera, go enter to win one.

And, I even have a label for giveaways, which is pretty dumb, since the giveaways will be over in a short amount of time. Does that make sense?

Saturday, November 15, 2008


These are my Call ducks. I love them! They are so cute.
Calls are my favorite kind of duck. They are smaller than Mallards, and are often show ducks.
We have had many throughout the years. Now I have only one white duck left. Her name is Gwyneth. Or it might be Gertrude. You see, I had two white ducks left, and one got eaten, so now I just have one. I think it is Gwyneth, but I'm not sure. These pictures were taken in February 2008.

Yellow Shoes

... from Target. Gotta love that place.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quilts, Beautiful Quilts!

Dana at Old Red Barn Co. is giving away three BEAUTIFUL quilts!!! Oh, you must go enter. Since 50% of you reading know me in person, if I don't win, you might, and I can come visit your new quilt! Hehehe.

I want to start quilting. It's just another thing on my list of things to learn. Not that I have an actual list. It's more in my head. :-)

But quilting doesn't seem that hard. I will probably start with a small lap or baby quilt. I will update you when I start one. Anyways, GO ENTER!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Fighter Verse

"Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with men who work iniquity,
and let me not eat of their delicacies!"

Psalm 141:3,4

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great Grandfather

My Grandfather served as a Private First Class in the 343 Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Division of the US Army during WWII. He was killed in action on April 29, 1945 during a battle on the Inn River while his platoon was advancing into Friesing, Germany. He returned fire on about 50 German soldiers while other members of his platoon moved into a better position to drive the enemy away. His Sergeant stated in a letter to my Grandmother that, ‘Manuel kept fighting after he was hit several times. I can say that he was a very brave man and that probably several men owe their life to him.’ He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service. It is because of men like him that we have the freedoms we have today. As a family, we want to say thank you to all the men and women that have served and are currently serving our nation. This is a picture of my Grandparents taken July 1, 1940.

This was written by my Father (who doesn't have a blog - yet).