Saturday, May 30, 2009

Archery Fun!

As y'all probably already know I have many interests and it turns out that archery is one if them! It has been awhile since I practiced, so I decided to go out and shoot some today. My brother, who actually owns the bow and arrows, came out with me also. We had a lot of fun together and managed to lose one arrow. (I think it went under the fence, oops!)

I wasn't doing very well at first, but after awhile I got the hang of it again and could shoot from one end of the yard to the other end and, usually, hit the target! That was, of course, an accomplishment.

Y'all are probably wondering what I was shooting at! Well, it was a beaten up box that Pop let us use. We thought that it was the perfect target and put a lot of holes in it!

Once out there, you lose track of time and when I came in I found out that I had been outside for two and a half hours! Yeah, it's that fun! But my hands could tell that I had been out for that long and are now are paying the price with a few blisters. Oh well, it was fun, and it's a good way to spend time with my little brother. I think he enjoys it almost as much as I do! :)

Anyway, now you know that I like archery. I hope that everyone has a blessed Sunday!

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Book Tag!

This is another tag from Moriah's blog that I found. I thought it looked fun and decided to do it.

Here are the directions:

1. Get tagged!

2. Go to and find pics of your top five favorite books.

3. Post pics on blog and tag others.

So here are my top five favorite books:






I tag anyone who wants to do this. Have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Movie Tag!

I first saw this neat tag at Moriah's blog. I have been wanting to do it, but, as usual, never found the time. Well, I am now finally doing it!

Here are the directions:
1. Get tagged!

2. Pick your top six favorite movies.

3. Go to and search for pics of them.

4. Post pics (from greatest favorite - least favorite) on your blog.

5. Tag 10 people, or say whoever is a movie fan can have the tag.







Thank you, Moriah, for making up this fun tag! I tag whoever wants to do it!

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Young Maiden's Daybook ...

Today… May 25, 2009

Outside my window… It's sunny and dew is covering everything

I am thinking… How I need to hurry!

I am thankful for… All the veterans

I am wearing… My black knit skirt with a turquoise shirt and a headband [ I am growing my bangs out and that's all I use to pull them back ;) ]

I am reading… The Bible and The Fellowship of The Ring. No, it isn't taking me a super long time to finish it; actually, I finished the series three days ago and decided to read it again. I almost never do that, so they must be really good books if I do :)

I am creating… Well, I'm not really creating anything, just practicing knitting right now

One of my favorite things… Knitting

For education this week… The usuals, but I really don't know how much I am going to get done because it's shaping up to be a very busy week!

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning … Knitting, cooking, cleaning

A spiritual lesson I’m learning… Patience!

A godly character trait I plan to work on… Gentleness

Scripture I am memorizing… Matthew 5:1-6

I am praying for… God's direction and guidance

For the rest of the week… Oh boy, let's see! We are going to go shopping today, the church men's meeting is this Wednesday which means grocery shopping either Tuesday or Wednesday, and we are going to a church family's house to eat Friday. Yes, it's an unusually busy week!

A picture I’d like to share…

This is such a beautiful picture! I would just love to go there! Talk about peaceful... *sigh*

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Monday, May 18, 2009

My First Knitting Class!

I have wanted to learn how to knit for a long time now (I even attempted to teach myself a couple of times but didn't get very far :) so last Saturday I went to my first official knitting class! Yay! I had a lot of fun!

It was a two and a half hour class so I was able to learn a lot. I learned how to cast on, how to do the knit stitch, and how to do the purl stitch. Everything looks so hard, but really it's quite simple when broken down into steps.

Knitting is such a useful thing to know how to do. You can : make presents instead of buying them, teach classes, start your own business, etc... When I am older and am an experienced knitter I hope to teach classes. Also my sister (who sews) and I have talked about how we could start an online business together. I knit things to sell and she sews things to sell. That would be fun. :)

I am so glad to have finally found a knitting teacher and am also glad that I like doing it! :)

Have a blessed week everyone,

Friday, May 15, 2009


Moriah, at Growing in His Amazing Grace, tagged me. Thanks, it's looks like fun! :)

~16 Things you would never guess~

1. I used to hate to read.

2. My dream vacation is a tour of the United Kingdom.

3. I am a very shy person.

4. I have six pen pals and write my grandparents.

5. I used to want to be a chef.

6. I used to think that The Lord of The Rings was weird.

7. I used to play baseball.

8. I love to swing!

9. I've never been to a wedding.

10. I look a lot younger than I really am.

11. I've never broken or fractured a bone.

12. My favorite season is winter.

13. I enjoy cleaning.

14. I don't like sleepovers.

15. I really like monkeys. They're so cute! :)

16. I used to like sports, but now I think they're boring

Okay, I know that they weren't things that you'd " never guess", but that's all I could come up with!

How old are you? 14.

Is this your first tag? No.

Have you ever moved? Yes.

What is your favorite animal? Either cats, dogs, or monkeys.

What is your favorite movie? Lord of the Rings.

What is your favorite book? Only one?! Okay, I'd have to say "Stepping Heavenward".

Are you an elf? No, according to the quiz I'm a hobbit.

Who do you like better, Eowyn or Arwen? Arwen.

How long have you been riding? I don't ride.

Who are your favorite Lord of the Rings characters? Aragorn, Gandalph, Sam, Frodo, Legolas, Gimli, and Haldir

Do you get a lot of homework? Not really.

Do you think tagging is awesome? Sure.

How many times a week do you ride a horse? 0.

Do you like blogging? Yep.

Do people think you're strange? Yes, most at least.

Do you like getting comments on your blog? Of course!

Do you like getting new followers on your blog? Yes!

Do you get bored easily? As long as there's a good book around I'm never bored! So, no, I don't.

Do you have an awesome blog? I guess I do.

How many followers do you have? 22

What was the scariest moment with a horse you have had? Probably when I almost fell off! Yikes!

Who do you like better, Sauron or Saruman? Neither!

Do you like school? Usually.

Are you a good actress? No!

Do you like music? Yes, a lot.

Do you like taking personality quizzes? Yes.

Do you like long or short posts? In between.

Are you easily entertained? Yes.

Are you going to tag someone else? Yes.

I tag the following:



Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Lord of The Rings

Last week I watched The Lord of The Rings movies for the first time. I didn't expect to like them very much, but was pleasantly surprised! (I like to be pleasantly surprised. Who doesn't? :) They were very good and I enjoyed them a lot. My favorite was either the first or the third one, but probably the third.

One thing that made an impression on me the most was how loyal everyone was to each other and what strong friendships they had. For instance, Sam and Frodo, Merry and Pippin, and Gimli and Legolas. These are only a few of many strong friendships that I noticed. They stood by each other through thick and thin and always seemed to be there for one another. It was the perfect picture of what friendship really is.

The movies were filled with danger, excitement, and hope. Each one left me in suspense until, at last, I had watched them all and couldn't believe how good they were and how much I liked them!

After watching the movies I started the books. I read "The Hobbit" in almost two days and am now well into "The Fellowship of The Ring". I won't be reading it as fast as I did The Hobbit though because it's nearly four hundred pages! Yeah, a pretty thick book. :) I am enjoying the books just as much as I did the movies.

Anyway, The Lord of The Rings is a great series. They are now my favorite movies and, so far, books also. If you have seen the movies and/or read the books what did you think of them? I would love to know!

For Him,

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Young Maiden's Daybook ...

Today… March 11, 2009

Outside my window… The sun is just about up and it's a beautiful day!

I am thinking… How it will probably be pretty hot today

I am thankful for… Mom!

I am wearing… Blue panel skirt and brown shirt

I am reading… The Bible and The Hobbit

I am creating… A story

One of my favorite things… The Lord of The Rings movies :)

For education this week… Pre-Algebra, General Science, spelling, and Bible

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning … Cooking and cleaning

A spiritual lesson I’m learning… Patience and gentleness

A godly character trait I plan to work on… Charity

Scripture I am memorizing… Galatians 5: 22-26

I am praying for… Family

For the rest of the week… School

A picture I’d like to share…

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! You are so special, kind, selfless, thoughtful, and loving! I hope that you enjoy this special day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Really Easy Cake

This is one of my favorite cake recipes. It's really easy to make and is quite delicious!

Panic Cake

2 cans of pie filling

1 box of yellow cake mix

2 sticks of melted butter

1/2 cup of chopped pecans ( optional* )

Grease 9x13 pyrex. Spread pie filling in pan. Pour dry cake mix over filling. Pour melted butter and nuts over cake mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Enjoy! :) *We don't put nuts in.

I hope that you like it!