Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Pictures! :)

It's everywhere!

A very snowy road.

Hmm, I wonder how much more it can hold? ;)

Beautiful snow-covered posts...

Me and Josh.

A neighbor dog decided to come visit us. :)

Our snowman and snowlady. :)

This bush is very pretty

Some snow covered fall leaves...

Beautiful branches...


So those are the pictures fo our first snowfall! All pictures are the compliments of Lindsay.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guess What?!

This morning I woke up to find that it was snowing! That is very new for me so I was so excited! It's actually been snowing all day, so my brother and I have been playing in it a lot. We made a couple of very funny looking snowmen and have just been playing around. :) My sister Lindsay has taken many pictures and I'll post some whenever she gets them loaded on the computer. It's just beautiful! I love cold weather!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Canned Apple Pie Filling...

Last Saturday I made a whole bunch of canned apple pie filling. I've never made it before, so hopefuly it will be good! I started at nine thirty and it took me two and a half hours to peel and chop up the apples! Hey, it was five and a half pounds! It's just a good thing I like doing that. :) Here's a picture of the finished product:

Only some of the cans! :)

I was sure to label them.

Once we've tried some, and if it's any good, I'll be sure to post the recipe.

So that was how I spent most of my Saturday. I love cooking! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hello! :)

Hello everyone,

Since I haven't posted in a while I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to and what's been keeping me so busy. Well, first it's school. I started In Freedom's Cause by G.A. Henty over the weekend and it's not as boring as I thought it would be. But, since it's a boy book I think it's what Little Women would be like for a boy.

Another thing that's been keeping me busy is apples! I went and picked a lot of them off of our tree last week, so now I am just trying to use them all before they go bad. I've made applesauce, apple bread, apple waffles, etc... This weekend I'm going to make some canned apple pie filling and probably some more applesauce! :) Yeah, I think we're all going to be appled out soon.

Those are the big things that have been keeping me so busy. Besides those it's just the usual stuff like pets, reading, letter writing, responding to e-mails, etc...

I guess I should be going now, breakfast is in the oven and I need to check on it!

Many blessings,

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What I've Been Reading

This year in school I'm studying medieval history. I'm enjoying it a lot because it's one of my favorite parts of history. In this post I'm just going to tell you what I've been reading for it. All of the books are really good! :)

The Magna Carta. This book gave a good acount of King John's reign and, I think, portrays what most kings really were like back then.

Otto of the Silver Hand. It wasn't a very long book, but I really enjoyed it.

Adam of The Road. I really liked this book! I think it showed what a minstrel's life was really like. It was filled with adventure!


So those are the books I've read so far. The next one on the list is In Freedom's Cause by G.A. Henty. To tell you the truth, I'm not really looking forward to this one, because it looks kind of dry and boring, but we'll see. So that's what I've been reading (and what I will be reading, starting tonight). :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Courtney's Giveaway!

In honor of her one year blog anniversary, Courtney is having a giveaway! She is giving away a beautiful green necklace! To learn more about it click here!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day #7

Wow, I can't believe I made it to day #7! lol! :) This has been fun, but I'll be glad not to have to come up with a new hairstyle everyday. So here I am for the final day:

I'm wearing my brown knit skirt that my sister made for me, and one of my favorite floral blouses. (It's kind of a cold day for it, but as long as I stay inside I'll be okay.) :)

I'm wearing my hair in a braid. My sister braided it for me. Thanks, Lindsay! And I had to put my annoying bangs in bobby pins. I'm still growing them out!

This is why I'm wearing this outfit. We wanted to match on our final day. :)

So that's it for my first Feelin' Feminine Challenge! It was tons of fun, and I'll probably do it again sometime. If you're interested in participating in the challenge, just click here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day #6

Good morning everyone!
I can't believe this is already day #6 of the challenge! Well, here's my outfit:

I'm wearing a blue floral skirt that my thoughtful sister made for me with a light blue top.

I did my hair in two topsy tails. In the book it's called the cascading look. :) I love topsy tails!

So that's it for today! Only one day left. If you're interested in participating in the Feelin' Feminine challenge, just click here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day #5

Well, folks, here I am again:

Today I am wearing my white tiered skirt, striped pink blouse, and brown jacket. I curled my hair, and brushed it out to make it wavy. Then I put it in a ponytail. Sorry, but I didn't get a picture of it!

So that's it for day #5! If you're interested in participating in the Feelin' Feminine challenge, just click here.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day #4

Good morning everyone!
Here I am on day #4:

I am wearing a flower skirt and fuzzy blue sweater.

My hair is pulled back in a barrette.

If you're interested in participating in the challenge, click here.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day #3

Here I am on day #3 of the challenge:

As you can see, I'm wearing my floral tiered skirt, brown shirt, and a brown sweater.

I did my hair in a topsy tail. It looks a little messy, but oh well.

If you're interested in participating in the challenge, click here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day #2

Good morning everyone,
Here's what I'm wearing for day #2:

As you can see, it's a blue jean jumper and a green long sleeve shirt. I just kept my hair down, because I couldn't come up with anything else, and it's really cold outside.

So that's it for day #2! Until tomorrow...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day #1

Hey everyone,
I have decided to do the Feelin' Feminine Challenge this week. Here's a little bit about the challenge:

The challenge is to wear only skirts/dresses for an entire week (7 days.) Post some pictures on your blog and show us some of your outfits. If you don’t have exactly 7 different skirts, that’s alright. Mix and match with different shirts. If you’d like, post every day of your challenge week and show us what you wore like the other ladies did, and be creative! You can easily be modest and fashionable at the same time. Being modest and feminine doesn’t mean wearing a skirt that covers your toes and a shirt that comes all the way up to your neck, or has dull colors. No! You can be modest, feminine, lovely, beautiful and stylish all at the same time! Put on a hat if you want; Dress up with some jewelry and fix your hair in a lovely fashion. Fix your hair a different way each day of the challenge week. Be creative and try new hairstyles. Show us pictures of daily activities of you in your skirts. Show us how you can look modest and feminine, yet with some added style.

I wear skirts a lot anyway, so the real challenging part will be coming up with a different hairstyle every day. :) So here's a picture of day 1:

I'm wearing a black knit skirt that my sister made for me, and a red sweater. My hair is pulled back in a headband.

So that's it for day one!