Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wire snakes, and other things

So we’re finally done with our school year... *sigh*...And now I have no idea what to do! I have no projects! Anyone for suggestions?
I did buy a bead set with some wire and stuff a couple days ago, and I decided to make some wire-and-bead snakes!

A cobra, ready to strike. Sorry, his head's sort of blurry.

This is just your normal, generic, "snake".

I can show you how to make these if you want. :D I also made a rattle snake, but I gave that one away.

Also, I have an ear infection. :P My ears are very itchy as well as painful and plugged. Ugh...I'm taking Colloidal Silver, which is this really disgusting (non-prescription) medicine, plus some garlic ear drops (also non-prescription). I hope it will go away soon. :P

Well, time for lunch. We eat a really late lunch, by most people's opinion. What time do you eat lunch usually?

Gotta go... see ya later.

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Contest answers

 Oh no! I am so sorry, I completely forgot about posting these!

#1 is from Penelope.

#2 is from Fireproof.

#3 is from Finding Nemo.

#4 is from Bolt.

#5 is from Up.

#6 is from The Court Jester.

#7 is from Fiddler on the Roof.

#8 is from Mary Poppins.

#9 is from Bolt again.

Thanks for guessing, everyone!

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Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Saturday, July 24, 2010

You found it!

You found the mitten, you clever bloggers, now you shall have your pie! (well, not literally)

You all found where it is! Congratulations!

Sorry, no pictures of the kitten, but she's having some pie.
Grace be with you,
Abby :D

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One Little Kitten, lost her mitten...

Please help the kitten find her other mitten! It is somewhere in this picture.

"Please hurry! I would like some pie!"

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Tag from Anne!

I got tagged by Anne!

Rules: Answer the 10 questions your tagger has made up, make up 10 of your own, and award 6 other bloggers!
1) How many brother or sisters do you have? I have two sisters and three brothers, so there are six kids altogether.

2) Your favorite verse in the Bible? Psalm 23

3) What is your eye color? Greenish blueish brownish... or in other words, Gray.

4) What is your favorite animal? Dogs are my favorite animals. I have two of them.

5) Milk or OJ? Milk, although I'm getting out of the taste of it.

6) Adventures in Odyessy or Down Gilead lane? I don't know

7) Favorite Fruit? Peaches

8) What animal (farm, wild or pet) would you like to have? Probably another dog. Or chickens.

9) Favorite band? None.

 My questions are:

What book would you like to live in?
What animals do you have?
What would you change your name to if you could?
Why and how did you start blogging? (this counts as two)
What is your favorite magazine?
What is the oldest thing in your house?
How old is the oldest thing in your house?
What are two of your favorite books?
How many pets do you have?

I tag:

Bleah Briann 

And anyone else who would like to do it. Have fun!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Still walking down Memory Lane...

It's fun to walk down Memory Lane... but also sort of sad. I'm not that person up there anymore. Or that strange, rather creepy person down there.

For embarrasment's sake, I won't say who those other people are with me. I bet you can guess, though.

I'm still not quite sure exactly what we were doing in this photo...

One more. :D

All I can say on this one is... We were weird.

Well, I'm out of my "mood", so I hope you enjoyed these. I did. :D

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

By the way, how do you like my new profile picture? I did it on Picnik. :D

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thoughts... and people that were me...

Today's weather was so beautiful... blue sky, puffy clouds, and sunshine. I love it! I also saw a few yellow finches on our bird feeder. We had some rain a few days ago, it was welcome after a long day of heat.

We went to the doctor today as well, because we've had a virus. It's either a cold or the hand, foot, and mouth disease that's going around. I only have a sore throat, but my brothers have had on-and-off fevers, too.

We're still not quite done with school yet, we have only a few more days left. I can't wait! We will have a whole month off, which is quite a luxury to me. :D

I'm still reading Psalms in the Bible, because my reading is going unbelievably slowly. I don't know why. It's interesting seeing the sad and happy psalms together.

This is a picture from when I was ten years old.

Here's another one. I was about eight here. This was after VBS, I think. That's Maggie next to me. It's OK to think I look like a weird kid.

I love looking at old photos.

Have a great week!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Monday, July 19, 2010

Riddle Answers

The first one is teeth and the second one is a well.

Good guessing!

Abby :D

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A contest...

1. Character #1: Look, Grandma, a pig!
Character #2: How nice.

2. Character #1: Don't speak to him, Erma. He's weird.
Character #2: Takes one to know one.

3. Character #1: Humans. Think they own everything.
Character #2: Probably American.

4. Character #1: That meat lover's pizza is NOT loving me back at all!

5. Character #1: I was hiding under your porch because I love you.

6. Character #1. The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!
Character #2. The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.
Character #1. Just remember that.

7. Character #1: Quiet, woman, before I get angry, because when I get angry even flies don't dare to fly!

8. Character #1: That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken.

9. Character #1: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Way too many words. First I was like, what? and then I was like, huh? and then, I got a little bored... something about clutches?

The only rule is no cheating, or in other words, don't look these up.
Guessing ends on July 27.

Can't wait to see your guesses!!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Nehemiah, I'll  get you that pencil sharpener ASAP.


The answer is... a coffin! That was a hard one... let's try another (or two)!

30 white horses on a red hill,
Now they tramp, now they champ,
now they stand still.

As deep as a house, as round as a cup, and all the king's horses can't draw it up.

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Riddle...

The person who made it doesn't want it, the person who buys it doesn't need it, the person who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?


Ashley at Bramblewood Fashion is having a lovely giveaway! Click here to check it out.

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things I Have Been Enjoying, and other matters

  • Hershey kisses
  • Having friends over
  • Reading the Psalms
  • Tuna casserole
  • Almost being done with the school year
  • And too many other things to count...
I hope you've been having a week as good as mine. :D How has your week been going?

So wonderful you can hardly say how wonderful it is....?

I play piano, and I'm thinking about taking up a new instrument. Any suggestions? At first, I was thinking the harp, but since that is a gigantic instrument, my mother suggested flute. Does anyone out there play?

Also recently, we have been reading through the Bible. Right now I am on Psalms. My favorite is Psalm 23.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want... Psalm 23

I like this one too:

Hasten, O God, to save me; O Lord, come quickly to help me. May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" turn back because of their shame. But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "Let God be exalted!" Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and deliverer; O Lord, do not delay.
 Psalm 70

On Friday we are going to have some friends over. I think it will be fun. They have three older girls and a boy who is six. I can't wait to see them! :D

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you...
Luke 6:28

Have a great weekend!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Monday, July 12, 2010

And the winner is......


...Nehemiah! Congratulations! You've won this cute little pencil sharpener!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Abby  :D

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Caption Contest!

I know that there is already lots of caption contests out there, but I love these things! I love love love to see everyone's captions...:D


Don't copy other people's captions.

This ends on Monday, the 12th.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Review for Homestead Blessings: The Art of Candlemaking

Mom has assigned us each several videos to review.Leah and I will be reviewing three Homestead Blessings videos. Maggie will review two on the family blog. Mom will make some review comments at the end of each review. 

This was such an inspiring video! It showed you how to make all kinds of candles, like dipped candles, twisted candles, and honey pots. The film and sound quality was great, but what I didn’t like was that they were a bit vague in some areas. My favorite thing that they made was the honey pots. They were so cute! I liked how they spoke so clearly, I had no trouble hearing them. They gave some great tips. This movie truly is a blessing.

Mom's comments: I really enjoyed this video. I didn't know anything about candle making so everything in this video was news to me. I especially liked how they did not use any special expensive equipment. For example the dipping can was a recycled can.   

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer? and Butterflies

Doesn't it look like winter here? This was a couple days ago, and it was actually pretty sunny and hot. Then it stopped sunny but kept being hot. :P

This was the same day. See the butterfly? It's sort of blurry because it wouldn't keep still.

Remember the caterpillar? Here is the butterfly. It came out a few weeks ago, on a rainy day. Boy, was it pretty! That's my hand, in the picture.

Hope everyone's having a great day!

Happy 4th of July! Happy summer!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D