Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

A good Friday....

different from any other Friday.

It  is the day we remember the sacrifice God gave.

His perfect Son.

Good Friday is a sacrifice.

A sacrifice that shows how much he loves his Son.

Some may say it is a day of sadness, I say it is a day of a blessing from above.

For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, who ever believes in him shall not perish, but shall have the gift of life. John 3:16

Good Friday is the day we remember that perfect Son who is giving us the gift of life.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our poor Glowie

Glowie, our dear orange and white fish has passed away. Good bye Glowie, Gopher will miss you! :~(

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our Pets

We have Ansel, whose full name is Ansel Adams:

Gillie, whose full name is Gilberta:

Sully, whose full name is Sullivan:

On Monday we got, Glowie the orange and white fish, and Gopher the orange and black fish.

And today we got Guy and Gal the snails:

And my newt King George the 1st of Newtonia! (Isn't he cute? I've never had a newt before! :~D )

Liebster Blog Award!

A lovely couple, the Toews ( nominated me as one of the their nominees for the Liebster Blog award!

Here are 11 facts about myself:

  1. I dance constantly.
  2. The punishment for dancing in the kitchen is dishes, so I broke my habit of dancing in the kitchen.
  3. I do dance in the rest of the house.
  4. My family loves cats and have 3, Gillie (Gilberta), Sully (Sullivan), and Ansel (Ansel Adams). These are some of there crazy adventures, including kitty nabbing, and fashion shows
  5. We just got 2 goldfish, Glowie and Gopher. 
  6. I am the fastest big sister diaper changer this side of the Mississippi! :~D 
  7. I'm 5'8".
  8. My birthday is on the 13th of April.
  9. I wrote a book, and hope to publish it someday.
  10. I'm working on my second book, the sequel. 
  11. I'm terrified of heights. And I was tortured when I had to walk across a suspension bridge, 140 feet above the bottom of a gorge; yesterday. 
These are my answers to the questions I was given:
  1. What is your favorite breakfast food? Dad's pancakes.
  2. If you could have nominated ONE movie for a best movie in the world award, what would it be? Princess Bride? I think.... too many favorites to choose from.
  3. Why do you blog? Probably because I like to write.
  4. What book would you recommend I read next? I would say "The Princess" by Lori Wick
  5. Describe your morning routine. I am awakened by my Dad like clockwork at 8 every day. I get up, make breakfasts, check my email, and get dressed.
  6. What is your favorite quote? This is one of my favorites: When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong along with the fearful, the true mixed in with the facade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way. ~ Fred Rogers
  7. Do you have any music recommendations? Nope! :~) I do like musicals like White Christmas, Singing in the Rain, and so on and so forth. 
  8. Where has been your favorite place to travel? The Adirondacks!
  9. What sorts of things do you pin on Pinterest? Nothing, I don't have Pinterest!
  10. Do you prefer to buy ground coffee or whole coffee beans? Ground, we get Foldger's Classic Roast.
  11. What is your most views or favorite blog post from you blog? My Hope Chest post! Most views on my any blog post and the most comments on a post. :~) 
Thank you for the Liebster award!

Monday, March 25, 2013


The fish on the left (orange and white) is Glowie.

The fish on the right (orange and black) is Gopher.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Your Great Name - Natalie Grant (Chorus)

Redeemer, my Healer; Lord Almighty

My Savior; Defender; you are my King

Redeemer; my Healer; Lord Almighty

My Savior; Defender; you are my King


All January I had ankle problems from improper stretching before a once a month dance class.

Guess who has the ankle ace braces back on? :~(

Patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I shall ace this problem yet! ;~)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

C.K.H.G.P.F.L. Part 2

How did you do with the challenge I gave you?

Remember this challenge?

How did you do?

Be honest with your self, don't chalk it up to "I was tired." or "I was sick." BE HONEST.

I think since I have been doing this over the past almost 4 months that I have improved vastly on these items.  God is at work! :~)

How about you?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How we (unfortunately) treat GOD

We live between a playground with lots of mulch and a box-elder tree. Because of this we constantly get box-elder bugs.

They are harmless bugs that stay in houses in the winter to hibernate. Usually they just sleep, but occasionally   they wake up and wander around the house.

My little sisters are TERRIFIED of the box-elder bugs. (In our house they came up with the name Hermit. Don't know where that name came from, but we call box-elder bugs "Hermit".)

This morning I was sitting in the dining room when I overheard my sisters' commotion over a Hermit sighting.

They screeched with horror. And got away from the bug and the object it was on immediately.

They were inspired to hunt for any lurking Hermits.

(These pictures are NOT staged)

They got out a flashlight and searched high and low all over the living room. Jumping at the sight of anything that could be a Hermit.

When ever a Hermit is around they have a few things they try.

  • Blowing on Hermit till he blows away.
  • "Trapping" Hermit in jewelry boxes or under play dishes. 
  • Running
  • Yelling for Help.
How often do we "blow away" and push away God?
How often do we "trap" God in the form of Church or Church related activities? 
How often do we "run" from God?
How often do we "yell for help" but not asking God for help?

As they were searching the living room with a flashlight I pondered these things. 

How often do we become a "Hermit" and hide from God? Terrified or just out of imbecility? 

I hate to admit, but we all, including myself do this more that we know. 

Unfortunately, this is how we treat our Heavenly Father.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


To commemorate this I have decided to type up my list of 2000 blessings!


  1. stars
  2. an amazing cave system
  3. new toothbrushes
  4. clouds
  5. books, stacks of books
  6. Christmas music
  7. sleeper jammies for sisters
  8. cotton candy
  9. crisp fall air
  10. Daddy's hug
  11. majestic cumulus clouds
  12. worship service
  13. spaghetti served by a loving friend
  14. cool breeze
  15. half moon
  16. fall flowers
  17. a see-saw
  18. librarians
  19. kitty fur in my nose
  20. performing free shows
  21. surprising people pleasantly
  22. The Piano Guys
  23. Denver & the Mile High Orchestra
  24. Messy Mondays
  25. peppermint leaves
  26. chicken 'n' biscuits
  27. jean jumpers
  28. playgrounds
  29. hide 'n' seek
  30. important documents that shaped our history
  31. soy milk
  32. milk mustache
  33. blue eyes
  34. words
  35. doctors racing for leukemia cure
  36. dogs that alert diabetes patients
  37. stages
  38. costumes
  39. catacombs under stages
  40. FAITH
  41. friends to keep you accountable
  42. Edelweiss
  43. America the Beautiful
  44. under ripe tomatoes
  45. babies
  46. tuna fish
  47. homemade laundry detergent
  48. apples
  49. mail
  50. dance shoes

    To read the rest go to Blessings

The Ballet Mirror

Happy St. Patrick's day!

Happy Happy St. Patrick's day! :~D

Above is a video of some of our seniors. :~)