Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow

Well, it is now winter...
It has been snowing almost all day and there are several inches on the ground. I am thankful that I do not have to drive anywhere right now.

Stay safe everyone!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Yarn, Ponytail holders, and Fun

Here are some projects I made today and last week.
First are some fun ponytail holders:


 Light Green

Red and Black

Blue and Brown

White and Rainbow!
Brown and White

Saturday, November 20, 2010

5 days 'til Thanksgiving Day

5 Things I am thankful for today:

1. A Warm House(and a wood stove)- I went outside today to clean up a few pool things and was VERY thankful to come back inside to warm up!

2. Hats, gloves, and socks, and boots-Even though I am not ready to use them and I do not like socks(unless they are cute), I will be thankful I have them.

3. Potato Pancakes- ummmm.....Thanks Mom for making them!

4. The mug that a friend gave me and the meaning behind it! Love you, Nutty!

5. Everybody around me that cares about me, helps me, and loves me!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My room :)

So about a week or two ago, I cleaned my room and put almost everything away. It looked nice and I could walk through it ;)

Then tonight I decide I am going to move my bed around.

Now...my room is all disorganized ......

The good news is:
I got my bed in the place I wanted it. (For now anyway)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Finishing Matthew 5

I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but I am working on memorizing the Sermon on the Mount (a.k.a. Matt. 5-7). It has been really cool working on this. I try to do one or so verses a day. Sometimes it is hard to do it, but it is a great learning experience.

 Things I like about it:

1. Memorizing in bulk-this way I get the WHOLE picture.
2.Memorizing things I would never otherwise memorize-just look it up to see.
3.Focusing on just on each verse and the meaning usually for the day.
4. Picturing Jesus on the mount preaching to 1,000s of people these words.
5.The instructions!

Right now I am trying to finish up Matthew 5(NIV):

~Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 I have verse 43 and 44 done, now I am trying to finish it up!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Memory work

Today I am working on memorizing some mathematical conversions (Example: 1 inch = 2.54 cm) and the letter notes to the song Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.

I am doing this because I am trying out different techniques for memorizing all different things.

Yesterday I did get the Gettysburg Address memorized!!! I love the line, "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here..."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

JOY Blog-November

Here is another blog I started just for girls!!! This is my version of an online magazine.

I just posted November's articles, to check them out, go to the link below.

JOY Blog:

For CP I am working on the Dynamic Memory skills. Today I am memorizing the Gettysburg Address.
So I thought I would share it with you. I think it is Great and is full of wisdom.
The funniest line I think is this, "The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here", because the world has forever since remembered this little speech :)

The Gettysburg Address-President Abraham Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.
It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I watched Princess Dairies the other day and I like this quote.

"Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all."
~From the Princess Dairies movie

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Praise the Lord!!! Amen!

What a long day yesterday, but it was full of FUN!!!
I got up at 5am to be an Election judge, then when I got home, we got ready to go to the Election Night party!

I am happy to announce(after staying up until 3am), that Chip Cravaack is the new Congressman for MN CD8, Paul Gazelka is the new Senator for our area, and Mike LeMieur is the new Representative for our area!

As for MN Governor, the race is too close to call. I will post the results when they come out!

Thanks to everyone that helped us all out and all the candidates! Thank you to all the candidates that worked so hard and the friends and family that did a lot, too.

Thank you, Lord, for giving us some great people in our area!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tomorrow is...

Election Day!!!

Please remember to get out and VOTE and remind your friends and family to vote, too!!
It is a privilege that we have here in America and we should exercise that freedom that we have.

Find out where you can vote by going to the Secretary of State website of your State. There you can also find out who is running.

Please do your research and vote for people that represent your views and values.

This is very important to me as it is my first year to vote and because I have been working on campaign for MN State Senate (Paul Gazelka) for over a year. IT has been a great experience for me to first hand learn about the political process, campaigning, the issues, and the freedoms that we have in America.

Thank you for getting out the vote :)

Happy November!