Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Poll!

Today, I figured out how to put a poll on the side of my blog! Check it out and enter - It only lasts a week! The question is this: What kind of movies do you like best? So, please enter! I would love to see what everyone likes!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cousin's Camp!

On Monday, I returned from my grandparent's condo on lake Michigan. Since Friday night, we have been hanging out at the condo with Grammy, Pa, and the cousins, Adam, Anna, and Laura. Grammy officially named this gathering Cousin's Camp. We had a whole lot of fun. We arrived around 11 pm Friday night. Saturday's weather was cold, rainy, and windy, much to the disappointment of all of us. Because of the icky weather, we went to the indoor pool in the morning, and the candy shop in the afternoon. (and of course got a lot of candy!) Sunday morning again was wet and cold and windy, though not as much, so we went swimming indoors again. However, by the time we came out (around lunchtime), it was a little bit warmer and mostly sunny! We were all very thankful to see the sun! After lunch, we took a drive to Magoon Creek beach. There we found a lot of beach glass! We did not bring swimsuits, as it was only about 65 degrees, but it still felt really warm. On the way home we stopped at a fabulous ice cream shop (I got Raspberry Chip Cheesecake-delicious!). Once home we decided that though it was only 67 degrees according to the car's outdoor thermometer, we would go swimming at our beach. We had a great time in the small waves. After dinner, we went back to the beach and fished off the pier. Then we had a campfire at the beach and had smores. Delicious! The following morning, we had a BEACH CHALLENGE. It was so much fun! We were divided up into two teams: Inkwazi (the name of Grammy and Pa's fishing boat), and Salt Lick (the name of Grammy and Pa's hunting property). A few of the things we had to do were: make one team member into an animal out of sand (i.e. a turtle, butterfly, whale, etc.), make a sand castle, have a three-legged race in the sand, and take a can of whip cream and make a team member into an animal (the other team has to guess what they are--hilariously funny! We had a fun time!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Giveaway at Femine Farmgirl!

My friend Jenna at Feminine Farmgirl is having a giveaway! This is what she wrote about it:

I am excited to announce that Franklin Springs has agreed to giveaway this lovely DVD from the West Ladies, on The Art of Breadmaking! I loved watching the trailers on their website, and I know that whoever wins this DVD will love it too!
Join the West ladies - Vicki, Jasmine, Hannah, and CeCe - in this exciting new instructional DVD. Savor the art of breadmaking in this new DVD from the West ladies - Vicki, Jasmine, Hannah, and CeCe. Their down-home charm and wit entertain while demonstrating the fun-filled process of baking fresh breads that will be savored by all.

From fresh whole wheat bread, to delicious cinnamon rolls, to classic southern cornbread, this DVD offers a host of scrumptious breadmaking delights. This educational and entertaining film teaches valuable homemaking skills to ladies of all ages.

Learn the classic art of making bread while enjoying the warmth and southern hospitality of the West Ladies. An encouraging picture of a family joyfully working together, the Art of Breadmaking is packed with expert advice, practical tips, and recipes sure to enrich your family. Duration: 56 Minutes.

Head over to hear blog and enter!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Day at the Beach

Okay, so I'm sorry I haven't posted in forever-I know it's been like two or three weeks or something! Sorry--we just have been extremely busy lately, from getting ready to start school (i.e. organizing desks, purchasing supplies, etc.), to cleaning the house, and I don't know what else but we've just been super busy. So Dad decided that he would take a few days off just to "hang out". I mean, he's taken days off and stuff, but only if we're going someplace, or have a specific plan for the day... So anyways, we just decided on Wednesday that we were going to Lake Michigan on Thursday. So, we went to Lake Michigan beach. It was super fun- it was waist high for like a looong way out-That was fun for Leah and Abby (and Naomi). We had an awesome time. And walked on the pier. And grilled hot dogs by the channel. And went out for ice cream (grasshopper rocks!)! Sounds like a fun day, huh? Okay, just tried to post some pics but it said error... I'll try again later.


P.S. My friend Jenna just started a new blog HERE for prayer requests-isn't that an awesome idea?