Friday, January 29, 2010

Some Thoughts

For one thing, (please forgive me, this may sound crazy) I can't wait until I get my braces!!! I hope that I will be able to pick rubber band colors. If I can, I will probably pick pink and red (Because of Valentine's Day) , or just pink. Pink is my favorite color. :)

I also have a few ideas about valentines this year. Which do you like better, making them yourself or buying them?

A few nights ago, we watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a very well made movie. Although some of the songs were not catchy (actually, some of them were kind of weird), most of them were nice. It was a good plot, but I wouldn't recommend it for someone under 12.


My dad e-mailed this cool link to our shared e-mail address. It is about what $1 trillion dollars look like. Click here for the link.

What has been on your mind this week?


Have a good week,

Abby

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Braces!

Well, I am actually getting braces! First, it looked like I was not going to have to. I think the thing I am dreading the most is not the pain, it is having them put on. Since both of my sisters have braces, they can provide me with a most accurate (probably) account of what it is like. I still can't wait! It is so exciting for me. I will try to keep you posted. :)




Abby

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Porcupine Meatballs


This is a delicious recipe. It is very easy.

Porcupine Meatballs
1 ½ lbs. ground beef, 1 tbls. grated onion,½ cup uncooked rice, 2-10 oz. cans tomato soup, 1 tsp. salt, 2 cans water, 1/8 tsp. pepper.Combine all except soup and water, mix soup and water. Make balls and drop in soup. Cook slowly 60 minutes.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Here is a cool idea. I got it from A Life of Faith.


An Old Fashioned Ball ( By Beth Ann W.)
You will need:
Fancy or old fashioned dresses
Stockings
Old fashioned shoes or high heels
Ballroom dancing music
Dancing cards (you can make these by writing your name on an index card)
Refreshments (optional)
Invite your friends over and get all dressed up. Get your brothers or fathers to be your dancing partners, or dance with each other! Don't forget to have great posture and manners and to put on airs. Dance for a while, and then serve the refreshments, such as tea, punch, cookies, or biscuits. Then dance again until you're all worn out. Have fun!


Abby

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An award!

I got awarded by Abigail at A Light To Follow!

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

  • Put the lemonade logo on your blog or within a post
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award
  • Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude
  • Link the nominees within your post
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

I will award:

Maggie at Behind the Teen Scene
Elizabeth at Footprints in the Sand
Karis Brown at Winsome Composition
Mattie at The Family News Spot
Julia at Julia's Journal.
Thegirlizzie at Daughter of the Righteous King

Even though some of you already have the award, I will still award it to you. Please let me know if you don't accept awards.

Thank you Abigail!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Dog Post

Probably not many know this, but I love dogs!!! I got a book for my birthday last year and it is very informative. You can see it here.
Among my favorite dogs are:
  • Pug
  • Beagle
  • Basset Hound
Here is a book that made me smile: 97 ways to make a dog smile, by Jenny Langbehn. I found it at the thrift store today. Here are a few from the book:

24. Dry off a damp dog with a towel fresh from the dryer. A warm rubdown is toasty good fun!
46. Pet your pup against the grain.
50. While your dog is asleep, attempt to sneak a treat under his pillow without disturbing him. Dogs love to wake up to a surprise!
79. Grasp your dog's muzzle and quickly pull your cupped hand away, making a popping noise with your mouth. Many dogs get very excited by this game.

This is not exactly a dog quote, but close.

Dogs have masters, cats have staff.


Sorry, I don't have any more quotes.


Fact: Baby pugs are called puglets. Cute!!


Hope you enjoyed this post!





Abby

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 is here! It is rather unbelievable, but here it is! Happy New Year, everyone!!!



Abby