Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Happy Memorial Day to Ya'll!!!

Monday was a great day. Danadelfos went home with a guy in out church who was running the Bolder Boulder, because he was going to run the race as well.

Well, we got up fairly early. I think it was about 5 a.m. We cut up lettuce, tomatoes, etc. for the picnic, then left at about 8:15. We had a lovely drive to Fox Run Park, and got there at about 8:45. We unloaded the car, cleaned the grills off, then we went on a quarter of a mile run around the park. When we got back, a couple other families had already arrived. They went down and set up a few games. We helped Mommy, until it was time for lunch. After the prayer, I talked with a few people, then went down to the field. I played soccer for a little while. It was SO much fun!! Later, I played Capture the Flag with some children in the church.

Well, I'm just glad God has blessed us with such a great church family to fellowship with!

~Margaret, once again :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Wedding

Saturday, our family went to a wedding. Is was really good, and very God-honoring. Robin and I helped with serving food, drinks, etc. My feet were kind of sore by the end of the day, but it was a TON of fun!! I can't wait till I can do that again. Here are a few (or maybe, alot of) pictures. And, thank you all you girls who helped with serving food!

The Beautiful Bride

Exhortations for their married life together

The First Kiss

High Fives and Smiles

Sweet Girls

Beautiful Smiles

Precious Goodbyes

The Happy Couple

Sorry for the pictures we didn't get of the wedding. :)


Monday, May 18, 2009

Attack of the Beagle upon the Grill Cleaner

Gussie, our beagle, lives quite an exciting (not really) life. She is beat up by our chickens, sprayed with water (from us), but the most exciting thing in her life, is....... eating. She's actually pretty fun(ny) to watch-the way she acts, and all. :) These pictures I caught of her are pretty funny. I guess she thought the grill scrubber was some kind of food.

Hmm... I wonder what this is...

Whatever it is, it will be quickly diminished by Gussie the Great. Ha ha, here we go!

I should probably advance over on this side, so it won't see me, then...


Wow, that was pretty energetic for Gussie. She normally just lies around all day. You should have seen her eating it. She almost had a heart attack when she found out it wasn't food. Until next time...

~Just us

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Work of Her Hands

Well, I do know it isn't Mother's Day, yet, but, even though it isn't, I still appreciate my mother ALL the time. She manages to laugh at all our jokes (even if they're corny), help us with all our school (yep, even math), help feed and water animals (when we forget), clean the house with us (and actually make it fun!), work on projects around the house, record in journals about us when we forget, write (long) letters, stay in touch with friends, and do tons more! She is a very busy person, but doesn't mind it at all. There's hardly a minute of the day, when I don't hear her quick foot steps going across the floor, picking up this and that... this and that... I am sooo thankful for my mother. She is always making sure we have the right curriculum for homeschooling. She challenges us to work harder and try harder. She pushes us on. And, she has never once given up! She's really amazing and precious to all of us. Make sure you thank your mother for all the things she has done for you. And, not only on or near Mother's Day, but every day!


Mom, you're a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.
You're patient when I'm foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You're the master of every task.
You're a dependable source of comfort;
You're my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.
I love you more than you know;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You'd be the one I'd select!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Guess What?

So, when I was eleven years old, I really, really, really got into medieval times. I researched all about them, but mostly about the clothing. The beautiful dresses with long flowing sleeves simply enthralled me, and when I turned twelve, I decided that I wanted to make one. On my birthday, my mama, sisters, and I went to the store, picked out a pattern, and with the help of a very sweet lady from from our church, we were able to adjust the pattern to fit me.

During the next few days, I also picked out slip and dress material. I was EXTREMELY excited about having my very own medieval costume!

Well, the months went on. So did the weeks, days, and hours. Not to mention: years. One year passed, and I hadn't finished my dress! Well, this year was going to be my two year "anniversary", but, this week, I sat down, and.................................................................
Finished my dress!!

I was probably the happiest person on planet earth, as I stitched the last stitch on the hem. I was glad to feel the soft satin slip over my head, and get that wonderful feeling you (girls, not boys) get when you put on something really "dressy-uppy". (That was a very inconspicuous word I found in a very large dictionary, with LOTS of words.) Well, needless to say, I'm just very thankful to have finished that. Thanks, Mrs. K.!

Hmm... On to my next project, aye?