Monday, May 3, 2010

My FIRST Award!

I received the "Pure in Heart" award from Samantha at Simple Delights. This award is for those girls whose blog is lovely, pure, and Godly!

If you have been tagged, here's what to do:

A) Post about your tag!!

B) Pick ten bloggers who deserve the PURE IN HEART award

C) Leave a comment on the ten people's blogs letting them know you tagged them! ( you may tag whoever you want, even the person who tagged you, if you like)

D) Answer these questions and put them up in a blog post:

1: Apples, Oranges or Bananas? Well, I really like clementines (do they count as oranges??) then would come bananas, then apples.

2: How many siblings do you have? 4 sisters--Leah, 12; Abigail, 10; Naomi, 2; Hannah, 5 months--I'm the oldest.

3: How old are you? 14, almost 15

4: Do you live on a prairie, woodland, swamp, city or other? Well, our house is on a hill, and there is a small patch of "woods" in the front, with "weeds" behind, and we have a huge yard.

5: Scissors or glue? I would say scissors. There are so many "fancy" ones for scrapbooking.

6: Describe your dream house. I'm not sure. I haven't really ever thought about it that much. Maybe a white farmhouse out in the country.

7: Is your room clean? Well, I share a room with 5-month old my stuff is most often picked up, but the rest of the family leaves Hannah's stuff out everywhere, which I usually end up taking care of.

8: If you could be a movie character for a day, who would you be? I don't really know!! Maybe like Susan from Narnia, or maybe Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.

9: Italy, Greece, France, Spain or England? England

10: What denomination are you? Actually, we're in the process of looking for a new church right now... We used to go to a Christian Reformed church, but right now we're currently attending a Presbyterian church.

11: Do you sleep with a stuffed toy? (BE HONEST!!!!) I did until I was like 11 or 12--but I don't any more.

12: Gum, chocolate, or jelly beans? Definately, one hundred percent, CHOCOLATE!!!!! No question about it!!!!! :D

13: What is your favorite book? I like so many books, I don't know that I have a definite favorite. Some of the ones I like best are Before You Meet Prince Charming, Lies Young Women Believe, and The Hiding Place--if you look at my profile, I have a lot of my favorites written down there.

14: Favorite ice cream flavour? Wow, that's a hard one! There are so many good flavors--I especially like some sort of mint or peanut butter or chocolate, but the best is homemade!!!!

15: If you had to eat one type of food for two weeks, what would that food be? Could I say chocolate?? :) Though I have a very sensitive stomach, and with that much chocolate, I would definitely not feel good!

16: What is your favorite Olympic sport? Winter--some sort of figure skating, ice dancing, etc. Summer--horseback riding or swimming.

17: If you woke up and discovered that you had turned into Miley Cyrus for the day, what would you do? Well, I hardly know who she is, and I'm definitely not a fan, so I would hope that I don't wake up as her!

18: Describe yourself in three words. Helpful, loving, shy--though I'm trying to get over it.

19: *What is your favorite thing you have done in the last few months? I was in the musical Annie with Homeschool Performing Arts. That was definitely AWESOME!!!

20: If Elmo cam into your room with a gun, what would you do? I would think I was still dreaming, since Elmo is just a puppet and would not have the sense to know what to do with a gun. :)

Now, I award the following young ladies:

Leah and Abby (my wonderful sisters!) at Two Fairies in the Faith

Erin at Prelude in E

Megan at Straight and Narrow Way

Ashley at Strength through Weakness

Jenna at Feminine Farmgirl

I've only been on blogger for less than a year, so I don't really know many people yet. I'm supposed to tag/award 10. So the next five girls who comment on this post will also be able to be awarded/do the tag.

SO COMMENT AWAY!!! (I love comments, in case you didn't know. Also, you can comment even if you don't want to be awarded :)

In Christ,

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Our Weekend

I just got on my dashboard this morning, and noticed I haven't posted since April 6!!! Wow!! Well, our entire family had this yucky cold/cough/bronchitis thing, and it lasted for a month and a half! Talk about having enough sickness! :) So that's part of the reason I haven't posted in so long. Also, Leah and Abby are playing softball four nights a week (YIKES!!) and it's really taking a toll on our family even though this was the first week. It lasts until the end of June, which I personally think is an extremely long time for a sport to last. Anyways, everyone, including Hannah, went to Leah's game last night because she was playing against her cousin, Anna.

After the girls (as in my younger sisters) were all in bed, Dad, Mom, and I started watching The Diary of Anne Frank, as that is kind of what I am learning about in History. (don't ask about the kind of--it's a long story). :) Anyways, it's pretty good, and it gives you a great insight on what it was like during the Holocaust. However, Anne is really bratty at times. It has to go back to the library on Monday, and I don't think we'll finish it before then, so hopefully I can renew it so we can have it another week.

Anyways, on to today. It was so gorgeous out!!! We were outside for a large part of the day--what else can you do when it's so nice out?? We did a bunch of outside jobs, like cleaning out the garage, the chicken coop, the shed, etc, and Dad tilled the garden so we can plant sometime soon. Dad also took Leah, Abby, and Naomi for a ride in the trailer hooked to his mower, which Naomi especially enjoyed! Oh, and I also planned the garden for this year. (I know, we're really behind in gardening!!!)

I am also working on figuring out what meals we will have this week--right now, because of softball, we need easy, yummy meals, and thanks so much Jenna for posting, and having a bunch of friends link up!! I think I will try Farmhouse Beans (we had those at Regan's house last week, and they were delicious!!), and Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole (as I love tacos and casseroles).

Tomorrow, I think we will have our own church service at home and watch an online sermon, as we are going to get together with our good friends the Alvaros tomorrow for the afternoon. I am really looking forward to it! I figured that most people like to see pictures on the posts as well, so here are some pictures of today:

Well, that about sums up our weekend!!

Also, I got the Pure in Heart award from Samantha. That includes a tag, and I don't have time for that now, so hopefully in the next few days I will get around to posting about that!!