Sunday, December 23, 2012

Counting the days

I can't believe that Christmas is so close, it's like I can almost touch it. And yet it's so far away that I can't even see it. It's just so hard to believe that it's here! It snowed last night, and now the ground is finally sparkling white (for the first time this winter). Excitement is the only thing that fills this house this time of year. Everyone is just about to die of it!

Blog of the day

The Writings of abby grace has a great post about how, and what to do when staying up on Christmas Eve. It really looks fun.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

Today, we are going to go to a Christmas tree farm to get our Christmas tree, and are really exited! After we get the tree, we are going out to eat, and then we will come home, decorate the tree, and then, we will do our first devotional for our Jesse Tree (after we do the nursery). It's almost like, once we get our Christmas tree, it will officially feel like Christmas. Because all the lights will be up, the snow will fall every once in a while, and our decorations are up inside the house. Now that the tree will be standing up, it will feel like Christmas!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

When I take my first bite, it melts in my mouth, it’s rich, chewy, and moist. My mom’s homemade Chocolate Trifle is probably one of the most gooey and scrumptious desserts that has ever entered my mouth. The part that tickles my taste buds the most is the chocolate pudding. It’s the smoothest, creamiest part in the trifle. Then there is the chocolate cake. The thick, velvety chocolate cake is rich and mouth watering. There are also crunchy chocolate chips hidden inside this combination of tastiness. Finally, at the very top of this mountain of chocolate, is the whipped topping that melts in your mouth. Chocolate trifle is definitely one of the top 5 on my favorite dessert list!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dear reader...

Dear precious gift of God,
this is a note to tell you that you have a Savior who loves you so much that He died one of the most painful deaths you can imagine. and then rose from the dead three days later. (which is why we celebrate Easter) His name is Jesus. if you believe that died to save you from going to hell, and confess all your sins to Him, then you are a christian, all you half to do is pray this prayer:

                           Dear God
                           I am a terrible sinner. I pray that
                           You would come into my heart
                           and live there forever, i pray that
                           you would forgive me of all my
                           sins. and i thank you for sending
                           your son Jesus to die on the cross
                           for my sins.

There! now if you prayed that prayer and really meant it than you are a christian and a changed person and i can't wait to see you in heavan!


  your loving sister in Christ,


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Imagining Christmas

My friend Abby who writes on The Writings of Abby Grace, wrote a post about Thanksgiving, and she inspired me to write a post about Christmas.

Imagine you are me for a just a moment. It is Christmas Eve and you have come home from the Christmas Eve church service tired, and hungry for supper. You help your mom set the table and then wait for your aunt and uncle to arrive for Christmas Eve dinner. After you eat, you visit with them for a little bit, they leave and your parents give you and each of your siblings a brightly wrapped gift. When mom and dad say so,  you rip open the present like there's no tomorrow. And you find soft pajamas. You rush to your bedroom to put them on, and it's almost like you are wrapped in a cloud. Then  when you are all cozy in your pjs, your mom reads The Night Before Christmas out loud. Then you all fall asleep in your bed with a smile on your face, and dream about what Christmas is going to be like when you wake up.

When your dream finally ends, you rub your eyes and grin the biggest grin you can pull off. You run up and down the upstairs hallway and yell at the top of your lungs, "It's Christmas everyone, wake up!" When your siblings get up, you all go over to the window so you can see when your dad gets home from taking care of a relative's pet. While you are waiting to dig your teeth into a soft, warm, frosted cinnamon roll for breakfast you are jumping up and down and flapping your arms with excitement.

When your dad finally gets home, you yell down the stairway, "Can we come down now?" And when your parents finally say yes, you rush down the stairs. They videotape you while you rush into the living room that is filled with Christmas cheer. As soon as you walk in, Jingle Bells is ringing in your ears. You see a bright fire crackling in the wood burner. When you open your bulging stocking, you find chocolate candy, little toys, and if you are a girl, some jewelry. If you are a boy, you might find Star Wars action figures, a coloring book and crayons, a Toys R Us gift card and many other fun treats. When your done with that, you go out to the kitchen to finally taste those hot-n-ready cinnamon rolls.

After waiting for what seems like an hour for your dad to finish his breakfast, you sprint back into the living room and hand everyone their first gift. (I call it 'being Santa') You want Christmas to last forever, so you gently open your first gift, and scream at the top of your lungs when you find the gift you've been asking for all year. (A new song, "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" is playing on the radio) You also get some smaller toys, books, and other things that you put on your Christmas list for Santa. When you look around at the piles of torn paper and shiny new presents, you feel so happy and blessed you could burst wide open.

 After you are all finished opening your presents, you watch new movie while your parents fall asleep on the couch. (You have to turn up the volume because they are snoring so loud!) Afterwards, you put all of the trash from opened gifts, and put all the toys ("neatly," says your dad) back under the tree, and plan on putting them away tomorrow. Then at about 2:00 you have your big Christmas lunch in your pj's.

That night when you go to bed, you think to yourself, "I can't believe that Christmas is over already!" And then fall asleep thinking about how sweet next year's Christmas will to be.


(You can stop imagining your me now)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

up date

 About the contest, only one person voted on that, so Esther from heart of the Hartman's wins! Yay!

 I found out what I am doing for Thanksgiving, I'M GOING TO VIRGINIA! to visit my mom's brother. so that will be reallly nice.

How has everyone been? Good I hope.

Guess who memorized all of James 1? I can say the whole thing without using the bible.


There is nothing else really that I could write about, so


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving's 'a' comin'!

hay everybody! it's me, i just wanted to say hi, and get you up to date on everything that's going on.

so you know that thanksgiving is coming, so what are your plans? you don't have to tell me.

we don't know what we are doing yet. but i still hope yours goes well.

okay so here are some thanksgiving pictures, and i want you to vote on the cutest. whoever i pick (it will be 
a random pick) will win... you can be mentioned on my blog or something.

so here they are! (make sure you make your vote before next Saturday)

okay,so pick your favorite and i will announce the winner a week from today!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

fun pictures

some friends and me
 A good friend
Another good friend
 A cold friend
 My friend's little sister


Halloween is today, and i am really exited.

Unfrorunatley, because of the huge storm, trick or treating is changed to  saturday so that's a big bummer for me.

but i am still dressing up. at my youth group they are having a costume contest, and i am dressing up as a character from The Lord Of The Rings and i am pretty sure i will win.

But the time for trick or treating is also changed to the afternoon instead of the eavning. WHICH TOTALLY STINKS!!!!!!

But hay, we still get to do it.

BTW (by the way) i am now starting a book. and every time i finish a chapter, i will post it on my blog. (i think)

anywhoo, have a great halloween everyone!

P.S. do not start playing christmas music until after thanksgiving. 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

teen quest

Okay, so my church youth ministry is having this thing called Teen Quest.

It's a weekend retreat starting tomorrow, and I am SO EXITED TO GO!!!!:-)

When you get there, you get in your cabin... and...well... I don't know what happens after that but there are a lot of fun activities that you do while your there.

There is scare mare, mountain boarding, a lake, midnight corn maze, and SO MUCH MORE!!!!:-)

And they provide all the food.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

let's BASH!!!

yesterday was our youth BASH NIGHT for our church. it was a blast.

unfortunately i forgot my camera so i'll try to describe it as well as i can.

first of all you wait in like and pay 7 dollars to get in (and you bring extra money for food)

then they tell you to fill out a card, and go into the sanctuary.

then they explain everything that will be going on.

after that they let you loose and you just do whatever you want!

so let me tell you what they had:

1. nine square in the air

2. 3 on 3 basketball

3. volleyball

4. football

5. hamster balls

(make sure your picturing this in your head)

6. food

7. bungee run

8. jousting

9. video game trailer

AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

murder mystery party

last week i went to a party of one of noah's friends from coop, he invited all of coop and some other friends to a murder mystery party.

my character was blaise saider, an aging woman who wants to retire soon. there were other characters in the game like runs like a deer, and dan fairweather, and other people like that.

the goal of the game was to get information about the murderer, there are too many details but at the end we had to have our three goals accomplished. and mine were:

1. you want to retire soon but you need at least 2000 dollars to do so, so you either need to find the other half of the silver mine map that zeke (the dead guy) gave you and have an indian translate, or get married to a rich husband.

2. find out who has the other half of the silver mine map, and have an indian translate.

3. you have the marked cards that doc cheated on, what are you going to do with them? are you going to give them to the judge, or blackmail doc?

so i completed all of those goals like 5 minutes before the game ended! but i could not get the other half of the map, so let's just say i had to marry someone who i wouldn't have done in real life.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

my parents and i

i love mommy and daddy so much!
and i feel very blessed to have them in my life!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

you know what?

you know what? i haven't posted anything for a long time accept for those polyvore things. but i figured that they took up too much space so i won't be posting them anymore.

you know what else? i got a new pinterest page, so i can pin everything that i want to, so i am so exited for that.

you know what else? we started school this past week, and i'm tired of it already. but at least coop is  starting on monday so i'm exited for that.

you know what else? we are cutting down one of our trees today in the backyard. and i didn't half to do any of the work, but it still looks hard. and it will look pretty when it's all cleaned up

you know what else? i half to get off the computer now so i hoped you liked this post!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

my late, late, late birthday party

a few weeks ago i (finaly) had my birthday party. it was two months late but i still had it.

where did your pineapple face go esther?

we had a great time, didn't we girls?

Monday, August 20, 2012

up-to-date post

ok so i haven't done a very good job keeping up-to-date with my blog, so here are some things that have been going on in my life.

recently i went to erie with my good friend jennifer, we went to waldameer, and splash lagoon. we had a great time! the suite that we shared was amazing, we had our own king sized bed, a huge bathroom, and a mini  kitchen. we had a great time!

i've also been more into God's word more and more every day. i read the bible as much as i can, and i have family devotions with my family all the time. and i go to an awesome youth group every wednesday night.

i'm moving up to seventh grade next week!!! oh i am so exited! i finally get to go to teen quest, which is a fun camp that the junior highers get to go to. bash night is also coming up, its a huge thing at the church where there are fun games, hamster balls, and concessions, it is awesome!

well i think i've told you enough, so be ready for another post. (maybe a couple weeks until i write another post)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

vacation with grandparents

 we went to a cabin with our grandparents for a week
when we went on our second vacation of the year.

our bunkbeds

our bathtub

our very cute kitchen

looking out from the small hallway

me, "trying" to cast

silas, putting bait on his hook

here is a video of the horses that rode by us 
we were fishing

Saturday, July 21, 2012

my 12th birthday!

yesterday was a very special day for me, my birthday. we had a lot of fun, here are some great pictures from my new camera that i got...

                                                    an old house that is so ready to
                                                         be torn down

                                                      me obviousley very exited
                                                          the family, ready to celebrate
                                                                    my day

one of mum's beautiful flowers
                                                                       my presents all wrapped

part of my harry potter castle
(nicely wrapped)

 if you would like to see more pictures, then leave a comment. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

everything i need to catch up on in one post

okay so i have a LOT of things to catch up on for my blog, first of all, the winners of the contest. hugo won for the puppy contest, so whoever voted on that gets a prize! ding ding ding!!!! just let me think of your prize for a while.

the winner of the movies was the lord of the rings, so whoever voted for that gets absolutly nothing!

so we are going to kansas on friday, so i will post about that whenever i get the chance.

so if you want me to write about anything at all just give me suggestions and i will write it down. you can leave a comment so i will know what to write about.