Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sometimes.......... (a poem)

Sometimes we're strong.
Sometimes we fly.
Our faith is so strong, we touch the sky.
Sometimes we're fearless, cheerful and brave.
Sometimes we serve with a smile and a wave.

Sometime we're weak.
Sometimes we fall.
Our faith is so weak, we cry over it all.
Sometimes we're fearful. upset, and scared.
Sometimes we leave with sadness and wish we could care.

Sometimes we remember.
Sometimes we recall.
God is higher than it all!
God is with us, 
he will not forsake us, 
his power is mighty, 
and we are his.
He will always be there when we fall.
To him we can turn when we're upset at all!
God is mightier than the world combined,
because he made us,
because he loves us,
because he cares.

Sometimes we forget. 
But God's still there.
His arms are open, and his smile is fair.
He's waiting for his precious child to come.
He's ready for his precious child to say, 
"God, you are the one."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck was a daughter of missionaries and a famous novelist. Her novel The Good Earth was #1 for 1931 and 1932, and won awards including Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize.

“Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.” ― Pearl S. Buck

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.” 
― Pearl S. Buck

Exciting things in store!

Exciting things are in store for the summer! 

Lets see, where shall I begin?

Ah, yes!

"My poor little blog has been lonely you see,
so I'm scheduling posts for y'all to read!

Throwback Tuesday is the only thing that's keeping this alive,
so I've got surprises for the blog to revive!"

Some friends of mine have graciously agreed to write some guest posts for Thursdays during the month of July. The posts they've written are from an array of topics, so I'm very excited! Thank you very much for volunteering!

A weekly science post from my extracurricular science work will be on Saturdays starting July 5th!
(Saturday Science ;~) Clever name right?)

 Keep your eyes out for all these exciting things!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


  • Laying under the pine tree
  • Listening to children's laughter
  • Learning about nature
  • Loving children's inquisitive thoughts
  • Listening to calls as the kids play
  • Loving the expressions on their faces as we read books together
  • Looking at them as they learn new games
  • Learning how they grow
  • Loving their grins as we hide in tents
  • Looking out for each other
  • Leading each other in silly games
  • Living so Christ's love shines through
  • Lingering watching them interact
  • Laughing with and at each others shenanigans 
  • Loving the time spent with one another
  •  Living with each other in community
  • Loving how we learn
  • Learning how to love

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Nelle Harper Lee

(Sorry it's a day late!)

Nelle Harper Lee, or better known as Harper Lee wrote a famous book known by all. To Kill a Mocking Bird is a poignant tale of the south. I hadn't read until recently, and could understand why this is such a special classic! Her writing style was clear, yet deep in truths. I thoroughly enjoyed it when I read it; I couldn't put it down. I will definitely be reading this classic again!

“Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” 
― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird

Monday, June 16, 2014

Another Catch of Books :~)

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand
Safe in His Arms by Tish Davis
Wild at Heart by Vickie McDonough
A Treasure Regained by Pamela Griffin
The Princess by Lori Wick
Haven by Ruth Gruber
Love Finds You in Paradise Pennsylvania by Loree Lough
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Broken and the Whole by Charles S. Sherman
Whispers down the Lane by Beverly Lewis
Secret in the Willows by Beverly Lewis 
Catch a Falling Star by Beverly Lewis
Night of the Fireflies by Beverly Lewis
Cry in the Dark by Beverly Lewis 
Belles on their Toes by Frank B Gilbreth Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey 
House of Secrets by Beverly Lewis
Echoes in the Wind by Beverly Lewis
Hide Behind the Moon by Beverly Lewis
Windows on the Hill by Beverly Lewis
Shadows Beyond the Gate by Beverly Lewis
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer by Chiaverini
Stories of Favorite Hymns by Kathleen Blanchard
A Vow for Always by Wanda E. Brunstetter
A Revelation in Autumn by Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Time Out for Happiness by Frank B. Gilbreth
Rings Around Us by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
Common Non^Sense by Andy Rooney
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley 
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery
The Dionne Years: A Thirties Melodrama by Pierre Berton
I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

Saturday, June 14, 2014

10th Anniversary!

 Today is the 10th anniversary of owning our home! :~D


...........and now! :~D

Majestic Clouds!

 While running some errands yesterday, I spotted these magnificent clouds!

But I must admit, the pictures my Mom took of the clouds, later that day, were 10x more amazing!

Storm clouds are truly majestic!

Job 35:5
Look at the heavens and see;
gaze at the clouds high above you.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


I love roses!

*note, I did edit these :~) 

Fun at the Zoo! :~D

Yesterday we spent a lovely evening at the zoo! :~D

When we came up to the snow leopard cage, he was acting crazy! He was bouncing back and forth off the wall!

He was looking at the innocently grazing white-lipped deer on the other side. "A snack!" the snow leopard thought! ;~) Alas the zookeepers wouldn't let him invite him over for dinner.

The girls had fun "riding" the elephant.

The penguins posed proudly for me!

The cranes are a new addition! :~D

Swans are so pretty! Don't you wish you looked that good when you sleep?


T-Bug was having fun!

The lions were also posing!

Peacock feathers are so pretty!

We had a lovely time at the zoo! :~D

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Doris Day

Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, adopted the last name Day, in 1939. She sang with Barney Rapp, Jimmy James, Bob Crosby, and Les Brown. When she left Les Brown's band, she was the highest paid female band vocalist in the world.

I love her in the movie "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"!!!!!! :~D

Kate Robinson Mackay: How do you like it, huh?
David Mackay: Looks like it’s out of Ivanhoe.
Larry Mackay: It’s much older than that.
Gabriel Mackay: How come it’s so big?
Kate Robinson Mackay: Because we couldn’t afford anything smaller.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Remember when.............?

Remember when I posted about interviewing the ladies from A Few Good Bananas for my People of Jordan series?

I was so excited yesterday...I got a call from Dad that A Few Good Bananas had called him and was interested in hiring me...Intrigued, I went to the shop and found out that my blog helped seal the deal...apparently they were looking for someone to help them. They remembered me from interviewing them back in March! One of the ladies said, "Look she can sew, she likes hats, she crafts and likes vintage things...She's the one!" 

I'm very excited about working for them! I fit right in! They love to sing, dance, and wear hats. I love to sing, dance, and wear hats!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Beatrix Jones Farrand

While working in the garden today, I was wondering if there were any women known for gardening. Beatrix Jones Farrand was a outstanding landscape gardener and landscape architect. She designed at least 110 different gardens at estates, public parks, botanical gardens, universities and the White House! Quite often she would use native plants to make the gardens look natural and pleasing to the eye.

An talented gardener indeed!