Wednesday, December 15, 2010

First Deer

Dear Readers,

I have been hunting for deer on our property for the past two weeks, and have not gotten anything. Then, finally, on the last day of the season, Mommy, Robin, and I were hunting on a neighbor's land when we got a call from Daddy. He reported that there was a herd of deer about 20 yards from our back deck. We headed straight for the car, and we all jumped in. We headed straight for home which was only about 1/2 a mile away from where we were. When we reached the house, I grabbed the gun and ran inside. We went to the laundry room door, and saw about 4 deer exactly 20 yards away. We opened the door to the laundry room, I set up my gun, and aimed. My heart was beating like nobody's business, and I kept on thinking, "I'm gonna miss! I know I am! Please help me, Lord!" I pulled the trigger, and watched the doe fall. I was unbelievably relieved. I yelled, "Thank you, Lord!" It was a high lung shot, so we did have to shoot her again in the head to put her out of her misery. I was happy, but also saddened, because death came into this world because of sin. Animals have to die because of sin, so at the end of it all, there was a joy mingled with sorrow. I am definitely looking forward to Heaven, but there's still a lot of work to be done here on earth.

Signed: Margaret

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our First Musical Review

Dear Readers,

If you are still out there, then, yay!!! We hope some of you still read our blog occasionally.

So, this past week, we put on a Musical Medley performance. We have been working on this since June, and thought it would be fun to share some of the memories of the night. In this medley, we took songs from different Broadway musicals and reenacted them. It was a blast! Here are some fun pictures:

We're waiting for it to begin!

They are so adorable!

Smile, darlin', smile!

That is one cute carriage

Anything for you!!!!

Marching and singing Be Back Soon

I think she's my favorite Annie. I'm bias.

Folding laundry and singing Matchmaker

Unless he's a matchless match!!!!

A Little Fall of Rain from Les Miserables

These are a few of my favorite things...

I love this picture!

Anastasia in Journey to the Past

High on a hill was a lonely goatherd!

Lay ee odlay ee odloo!

Edelweiss - we're almost done! Just one more song left!

"And up in the steeple an absurd little bird is popping out to say, 'Cuckoo.'"


I'd like to stay and taste my first champagne!

She is the perfect Gretel!

There was lots of applause. :)

A sweet scrapbook from all those wonderful actors and actresses

Time to clean up! (the best part)

Director/Producer - Robin

Director/Producer - Margaret

I hope you enjoyed that post! Have a great week!

~Margaret for Sisters 4

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Week of Vacation

So, our family doesn't vacation too often. But, amazingly enough, this past week, our family went on a vacation to beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. After three days in Breckenridge, we headed off to Twin Lakes to camp for a night, hike Mt. Elbert (a 14er), then head home. We had a WONDERFUL time, swimming, hiking, biking, walking, reading, running, bowling, ice skating, and just enjoying the wonderful company and fellowship of the most wonderful family God could ever have blessed any of us with. ;) Here are some pictures from Breckenridge and Twin Lakes:

There were flowers all over Breckenridge

I thought it was just such a wonderful house for a pizza parlor, I had to take a picture of it!

The inside of our cozy little town home

Robin and Mommy on one of our many walks in Breckenridge. It really is an adorable town!

The outside of our town home

Robin and Margaret (best buds)

Margaret (I love swimming)

Maria - waiting in the car, ready to head out for Twin Lakes

Anna - sliding down the playground bar

Okay, admit it. Water is amazing.

Robin the pro is bowling! *Round of applause*

Who doesn't love Uno?

Anna the bowling beast

Margaret (here goes the 7th-in-a-row gutter ball!)

Yep, can you believe it? We had our own private bowling alley. :)

How could you resist hamburgers...

and watermelon?

We had a fox show up to beg for food. When he didn't have much success, he laid down a few yards away from where we were sitting.

He was a decent fellow... not the type that would eat chickens... Ha ha, just kidding. ALL foxes eat chickens.

Camping, here we come!

Anna got some leaves from the bottom that she carried to the top then "planted" in the dirt up there. ;)

We're headin' to the top!

A lovely morning for some lovely hikers

Time to warm your fingers up!

I slept outside, hence the red nose.

Oh, we're so close, yet so far away! (you normally hear that about a million times on 14er hikes)

Maria - at the top of her 2nd 14er

Also, at the top of Mt. Elbert, we met a rather fat chipmunk. He was friendly, and we guessed he probably got most of his dibs off of the soft-hearted hikers that made it to the top.

He wasn't too opposed to eating out of our hands

At the top!

I can hardly believe summer is almost over! This was the 3rd 14er for this year for me. There probably won't be any more until next year... Well, do have a wonderful fall!