Friday, February 22, 2013

I asked God for patience, He gave me a puppy...

We got our Labrador puppy on Saturday! Her name is Honey,  and she is sooooo cute. :) She's about seven weeks old, about 12 pounds, and she loves to chew on people and objects. I've been overseeing the potty training and whatnot, and so far she seems pretty smart. Here are a few pictures of her.

Does anyone have any training tips for me? I've been pretty patient with her during the day, but at night she's just so.... LOUD. Puppies have a pretty piercing bark. I've taken to sleeping beside her crate just to keep her quiet. But I've been wanting a puppy for so long, and God couldn't have blessed me more with a puppy like her. I actually think we're training each other. I'm training her to be obedient and go potty outside, and she's training me to be patient. :)

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day...

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! It's not a very big holiday for me, but I know it is for some. I like valentines, and candy, and flowers, but I don't feel left out if I don't get any. I'm not longing for a special someone to share this holiday with. I feel content where God has placed me, and I know that He loves me.
What do you do for Valentine's Day? Do you get your family gifts? A few times our dad has gotten my mom and sisters and I flowers or balloons, which is fun. I'm having a good day, and I hope you are too!

Grace and God's love be with you,

Abby ♥♥

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

the sometimes days

 (uh oh, blogging has taken the back burner again. I'm trying, really I am!)

In my life, usually, everything goes pretty well. School is challenging, but not frustrating. Music practice goes well. I have some extra free time to do with what I wish. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping. I know that Jesus died on the cross to save me, and I know that God loves me. Everything goes right.

But sometimes...

There are those days. School is absolutely awful, I've been dawdling too long and I know it. I have no free time yet I've somehow managed to spend way too much time on the internet. I'm grumpy to everybody, I feel like sitting down and screaming. I know that God is looking down at me frowning, but I just can't seem to get out of this slump.

Can you relate? I really hope you can. Because I know I post these kinds of posts a lot, but I like looking back on them when I'm feeling bad. If you have the same 'sometimes' days that I have, you know the feeling.

One Bible verse that's good for days like these is:

...the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6

So He won't forsake you... even on your bad days? Yes, even then.

Here's another one I like.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Even when we're feeling grumpy and not so great, we can still remember that God truly loves us, and He sent His son to die for us. He is our help in trouble, and He won't leave you or forsake you. 

 Remember that on your next 'sometimes' day.

Grace be with you,

Abby :D 

p.s. sorry for no pictures. i just can't seem to find the time to upload one!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Exciting Things (a list)

The Exciting Things That Are Happening To Me ~a list~

  1. Puppy. My family and I are getting a puppy!!!!! I'm really excited! It's going to be a yellow lab, and I'm reading training books to figure out how to train it. Any suggestions? We already have two dogs, but my parents decided that my younger siblings should grow up with a puppy. Plus, we recently had a break-in almost right next door, and since both of our dogs are medium-sized, we wanted a nice big dog to scare away criminals. :)
  2. Mandolin. My current teacher is not quite what we want, so tomorrow I'm taking a trial lesson from a new teacher. I hope, hope, hope she'll be a good teacher!
  3. No more. I've already told you about no dessert. Yep, it hasn't been too hard to have no dessert, because of clementines and grapes. Yummy. But I haven't told you about no Pinterest! I've decided it's too much of a time waster. I've been doing it since Thursday and it actually hasn't been too hard. Are you spending too much time on Pinterest? Maybe you should join me. :)
  4. School. I finished my math book The Accounting Game. And now I'm not sure what to do for math. I've been learning Latin, which is pretty fun, I guess. And writing class is still going strong. I like it a lot. Our first speech was last week, and it wasn't so bad. I only had a few nightmares about it. And I wasn't shaking that much. Almost no one laughed at me. ;)
What are some exciting things happening to you this week?

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

p.s. thinking back, Valentine's Day is coming up soon. i didn't mention it because we're not doing anything to celebrate. are you?