Thursday, March 29, 2012

a mandolin and its girl

Once there was a girl.



And she decided:

"HEY! Wouldn't it be fun to play the mandolin?"
 {but it was a few months later before her dream impulse came true}

And she got... a mandolin. 

It's so pretty, ain't it?

I believe that this color and style is called 'Starburst'.































Now the girl has lessons on Mondays. She is taught such hard concepts as strumming and tremolo. 

She soon expects to start a band and become an overnight bluegrass star. :)


Grace be with you,

Abby, the girl with the mandolin 




Friday, March 23, 2012

{A Day of Autumn}

Hello everyone. How are you on this fine day? I hope it's fine for you, because it is for me too. :)

So today I have for you a contest. It is by Autumn, and it's her birthday soon! Go wish her a happy one!
Anyway, the contest. Here is what you have to do: Answer these questions about Autumn, make a post about them, and then link up. It's a good idea to include a button too. Here it is.


Sweet 16 Quiz Giveaway!



 Here I go. 

1. What is my middle name?
         Elizabeth.

2. What is my favorite movie?
         One of the Star Wars movies, right? Easy. :)


3. What (amazing) present did I receive as a surprise from my parents on my 15th birthday?
        It was either the car or the phone. I'm going to go with the car. :)


4. How long have I been home schooled?
           For... ever?


5.True or False: I am the middle child in my family.
            Well, uh... um. True.


6.Who is my favorite actress?
           Favorite actress. Not sure about that. Aw, now you're making me search! :)


7. What decorations were on my 14th birthday cake?
         There were some butterflies... and it looked like streamers. And purple words.


8. True or False: I have met my favorite actress.
        I've searched all through the archives, but I can't find anything. I'm guessing... True.


9. Have I ever been to Disney World?
          Yes.


10. Who is my favorite character from 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'?
              Well... this is my best guess. Ahsoka Tano? And yes, I had to copy and paste that name.


11. What brand of camera do I use?
            I can't find it. *sob*  I know you want a Nikon, but I'm guessing you have a... Canon.



12. What Star Wars character is one of our cats named after?
             Yoda. I'm 99.9% sure.


13. What is my favorite soda?
          Sprite. 
           


14. What yard work chore do I enjoy?
             Ooh, ooh! Cutting grass. :)


15. What month did I get braces?
          Twas March, 2011. 


16. Last question! True or False: I have had my hair cut at chin length at one point in time.
           Yes indeedy.



Wow, that was really hard. :) But fun. So what are you waiting for? Why don't you go link up?


Grace be with you,

Abby :D

ps. i will be returning to normal posting later. much, much later, possibly. but hopefully i'll get a post cranked out tomorrow. exciting news, blogging people!

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Lizard Bited Me...

The winner of my giveaway is Autumn! Congratulations! Please leave your e-mail (or address) so I can contact you about your prize. :)

Hey everyone! Long time, no post.
Sorry, but I've been kinda busy.

 1) Mandolin. Yes, I got one! I've been taking lessons for a few weeks. It's really fun, although it makes my fingers hurt. I can stumble through play several songs: Yankee Doodle; O Susanna; Long, Long Ago; and a Colonial (colaniol? coloaneal?) Waltz.

2) Tennis. We started lessons last week. Yay! So fun! Especially when I hit the ball!

3) Stamping. No, not my feet. I've learnt me how to metal stamp! I still haven't quite got the hang of it, actually. My attempts are far from perfection. Like once I thought the Qs were Os. :P

4) Pizza. Cause that's what we're having for dinner! My mom's homemade pizza's the best. We're also having some guests for dinner. They look very delicious. Heh. Heh, heh.*evil grin*

5) Exclamation points. Without them, how could I survive? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6) Math. YES! Today I got an A on my test and I'm four lessons away from never having to look at my Algebra 1 book again. It was sort of fun. :) *checks temperature*

7) Jesus Christ. Because He was willing to die for me, I'm more than willing to live for Him. And guess what? He died for you too. :)


Grace be with you,

Abby :D


{ps. sorry for my picture-less post. there'll be more pictures next time. promise.}

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Do you see?






















How can I make you see my life?
How can I show you what I do every day?
How can I make it real for you?

How do I make you see how blue the sky is every day?

How much I enjoy eating chocolate chips and peanuts?

How much I love the girls and boys that are my siblings?

How lovely the park was yesterday?

How I relish reading the stories in the Old Testament, and the advice and grace of God in the New?

How fun it is to play my new mandolin (yes, I finally got one! More on that later)?

How wonderful it is to have a working, breathing body?

How thankful I am to still have a house after last night's storms?

How I sometimes (only sometimes) like to do school?

How fun our new tennis lessons sound?

How nice it is to find new hairstyles and clothes every day?

How much your comments and opinions mean to me?

How great and awesome God is to me, and how much I love Him?


How can I show you?

How can I make you see?