Sunday, September 30, 2012

Week Of Silence...

Hello!  So one of my blogger friends is having a "Do A Week Of Silence" contest thing...  And I'm going to do it!  You either limit yourself to 30 min. OR you get off completely...  I'm not promising that I can get on for an half-hour, but I'll try to keep an eye on posts!
Fortunately, this makes a good excuse for me...  My family is doing a week long camping trip.  So I won't be STARVING for blogger!

So I guess this is goodbye for a while *sniff*  I'll still try to, like, publish comments and little things like that... Bye folks!  I'll miss ya!


P.S.  Okay..  This is the girl who posted about the "week of silence." Go there for instructions:-D
P.S.S.  Can i ask a favor?  Everyone who has awarded me, will you please a comment for each one?  I'm awful at re-posting them but I'm going to try!  Thanks!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012



Yesterday was my little brother's 13th birthday.  He's not so little anymore.  He's a young man. 

My brother reminds me a lot of King David.  My brother is like a Shepard.  He guards and makes sure nothing happens to our little sisters, and, even myself.  I am very blessed to have his as my brother.

Be thou blessed my brother, as Ephraim and Manasseh.  May you be a blessing unto Israel and all  mankind.  Amen. 

(I kinda edited this blessing^....  It's a Hebraic blessing for the son's of Israel.  I changed it to brothers.) 

Well, sorry it's not that exciting.... 


Friday, September 21, 2012

The post ya'll have been waiting for....


I'm here and I'm going to do a long(ish) post!!!

Okay.  My brother and dad came back from their hunting trip.  They didn't get anything.  BUT!  They went hunting with buddy,  and he did:-D  And he gave us half of the Elk as a hunting deal.  Then came the really (NOT) fun project of butchering the elk.
Since I've been around this all my life the sight of raw meat, slimy and bloody, it really doesn't bother me.  Actually, I'm used to watching deer being butchered.  It takes around 8 hours to butcher a deer...   It took around 15 hours to butcher the whole elk.  We can butcher and wrap meet almost as good as a pro. meat shop.  This is the process;  Cut meat, clean meat, cube meat, wrap meat, freeze meat.  A very long and tiring cycle.

Very quickly I must tell you that my dad works at the Fire Department closest to where we live.  Last year, we hosted a Fire Department potluck gathering.  This year we weren't sure if we would host one again.  Well....  The day after we butchered the elk, we found out that we were going to.  And it was planned  on the 16th.  5 days after the elk was taken care of.  I hadn't been able to post because there was ALOT of cleaning to do.  We had to clean my dad's garage.  Oh. My. Word.  We don't use our garage for cars like normal people.  My dad and brother use it as a shop.  Wood working and painting and metal working.  Messy, messy, messy!!!
After 5 days of non-stop cleaning, the party went off with out a hitch.  PHEW!  Last year we had, like, 70 people show up.  This year we had, maybe, 45 people here.

Two days ago, we had a grass fire up on our hill (we are, like, right at the bottom of a mountain.  So the "hill" is like halfway up the mountain.).  The smoke surrounded our house.
Because my daddy works for the Fire Dept. he went up with the fire engine's and got to see the fire.  Thankfully, it was small and farther away from our house than we had thought.
Before we knew anything about the fire except that it was there, it's hard to think what means the most to you.  Or what you have that you didn't know meant the most.

Yesterday there was a *gulp* shooting a few houses down our driveway!  Yipes!  My dad was at a class and on his way home he had let PILES of police cars past him.  Then he seen them pull up our driveway.  He called my mom and was like,"Why are the police coming up the road?"  Mom had no idea.  My dad was stopped by the police at the bottom of our road.  The cop said,"There was a shooting.  No one is allowed up the road or down."  Yeah.  My dad felt helpless.  My mom was freaked out.
We wouldn't have minded as much if my brother and my sister Allison hadn't gone hunting that morning.
The shooter was thought to have run up towards where my siblings where hunting!  So, my little brother and sister are hunting up on the hill, we had no way to contact them, AND there was a crazy shooter running around our property.  Creepy!  So my dad is stuck at the bottom of the road, and my siblings aren't safe.
We had the FBI, ICE, border patrol, and 2 different groups of  P.D.s at the bottom our road, and creeping and crawling around with their dogs.  AND we had a News 'chopper and a Black Hawk flying over and around our house.   *Shivers*  One of the Police officers finally let my dad come home.
"Do you have a gun?" The officer asked.
"Yeah, I have lots of guns." My dad replied.
"No, you don't understand. Do you have a gun?"
"Yes I have a gun."
"Go home, get a gun, and go find your kids."
"Thank you!"
And so my dad pealed up the drive, ran into the house, grabbed a pistol, and drove his jeep up the hill and found our missing kids.  They were safe and just coming home on our quad.  They jumped into the jeep and came home.
We where confined to our house.  "Keep doors and widows covered and locked at all times.  Stay inside."
So yes.  All-in-all it was a really stressful day.
So please pray that the shooter is found and he doesn't harm anyone. BTW, the guy only shot someone in the hand.  Nothing deadly.  Just painful!
After a while, we decided to go do some shopping, so we didn't have to be home.   We had to go through a check-point at the bottom of our road.
The cop who stopped us asked,"Going to town?"
"Yup."  (Okay, my dad really said,"Yes sir.")
"Just the kids in the back?"
"Yes sir."
Then he peeked in the windows all around the car, just to make sure.  I was like, I" can open the door so you can see better."  But he didn't hear me.
We got home safe and such.  And today nothing happened.  I'm going to ask again if you can pray that the shooter is found!  Where I live, it's only a little city.  Like everyone-knows-everyone- type of city.  And if the guy is desperate, he's dangerous.

Sorry it's such a long and a (possibly) REALLY boring post!



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Do you likey?

Okay!  So who likes my new blog design?????  Go check out Meena's design blog!

I promise you will NOT regret!

P.S.  Do you think it's odd that I have mustaches for my design?  I don't!!!  I LOVE THIS DESIGN!  I've been in love with this style for a while now!  Retro, is it?  I think it's DARLING!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Like my new header?

Please comment if you like it!  I will post about what we have been doing for the past few days!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

how my day has been?

Hi folks! 

Sooooooooooo... What I did yesterday:  I FINISHED PAINTING MY FURNITURE! 

Now I've got to let it dry one more day...  So tomorrow I get to have them back :D  It would be nice to sleep on my bed tomorrow instead of on the couch:D  And it would be nice to have a clean room:) 

Well....  Yesterday we had to go to our local Wal-Mart to get paint.  I don't think I said that my mom is repainting her bathroom....  Anyhow, she is painting her bathroom:)  We needed to get her paint and all that good stuff:)

My family has a Bible study every Wensday night and it starts at 7:00 at night...  We didn't get done untill 10:00!  And my mom had stopped at RedBox and picked us movies.  After we got home (we had lunch/dinner really early.  The kids in my family are REALLY big eaters:D)  we snacked on some boiled Corn-on-the-cob.  Then we watched a movie.  It was a cute movie even though it had some, questionable sides... 

I didn't get to sleep until 3:45 last night...  I'm tired.

Other than that, today has been a boring, long, hot, lame(ish) day.

I hope ya'll had a good day:-D 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012



Sooooo..  Last summer my mom painted my sister Allison and my room (we share.  We've gotta bunk bed:-D) and we didn't finish painting the furniture... 
"Furniture" being my desk and my bookshelf (hate to say it but Allison HATES reading!!!  I can't believe that girl sometimes....  Therefore the bookshelf is my deal:-D).
Yesterday I unloaded my desk and put EVERYTHING on my bed, then I unloaded my bookshelf.  Most of that ended up on my bed too. 
THEN my mom gave me her old dresser.  So on top of that I cleaned out my dresser and some of that landed on my bed too.  Now my room is a big ol' mess and I can't even SEE my bed:-)  I slept on one of our couches last night....  Okay..  Sorry everyone I rabbit-trailed! 

Yesterday we started getting my dresser and bookshelf ready for painting.  I sanded, filled cracks with some wood filler, waited for wood filler to dry, packed my new dresser, sanded my desk and bookshelf again, then came in a watched "The Lorax."  <That's a cute movie.

This morning I woke up, watched "McClintock!" then went out and "primed" the furniture.  It took SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long to dry!!!!!!!!  I got one coat of real paint on it....  Get to paint the rest tomorrow:-D 

I am now covered with paint.  In my hair, on my jeans, my arms, fingers, and (I've got NO idea how in the world it got there) on my sock.

I've got a craving for (my favorite) Mint Chocolate Ice-cream.  And Brownies.  Gooey chocolate brownies.  Sorry that was random.  Well...  Actually I'm not sorry...  :D

Do any of you think I should change my background???

I'm sorry if this is an extraordinarly boring post....


Sunday, September 2, 2012


Okay....  So I won't lie....  We are hunters in my family.  And I'm not ashamed of it:-D  My Dad hunts, my brother hunts, my sister Allison hunts...  I used to hunt too.  But after a few years I decided I couldn't.  I can NOT kill... 
Are any of you uncomfortable with hunting?  I just need you to say the word and I won't say any more about hunting. 

Well....  My dad and brother are going Elk hunting.  They left today for a week long trip...  Sadness...  I miss them already.  They are about two hours away from where we live, but still, I miss them... 

Standing by the window,
Watching them pack their things,
Holding back tears for after they go,
I give my brother a hug,
And my daddy a kiss,
I stand on the porch waving goodbye,
I look at the trail of dust in the air,
Where the car quickly disapreared down the drive,
Getting out my guitar and playing it softly,
I let the tears fall then wipe them off,
I stand up to face the day,
The missing of two family members stands out way to clear,
My brother my friend,
And my father, protecter,
I pray for them to safely return.