Monday, January 27, 2014

photo contest

Hi girls!  To make my giveaway more fun, I decided to make it into a photo contest with the prize being the headband.  The rules are the same (click here to see the post before), but you will also need to take a picture of whatever theme I decide on.  You can send the picture to my email ( and I will do a post of it once I get a few.  The new deadline will be March 1st.  So......the theme is Music!!  Here is an example:

But really, it can be anything music doesn't have to be a person.  Do the best with what you have!  Be creative!  But most importantly, have fun!  Looking forward to seeing what kinds of pictures we can come up with! :)

p.s. editing is allowed :P

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Hey girls!  Guess what?  I'm having a giveaway!!  I crocheted  a super adorable headband! sister volunteered to model it for me :) WIN!!  It was even in the negative who-knows-what degree weather today! :P

sorry, this one's kinda dark


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Comment below to show that you've entered
Post about this giveaway on your blog
 The deadline is February 1st!  I will announce the winner then and will email them with the other details.  Have fun!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Book Review - Gladys Aylward

Oh dear...I apologize for the lack of attention to my blog!!  But the truth is that we've been super busy lately and I didn't really have anything to write about when I did have time! 
I've been reading a LOT of fiction books lately...I love to read!!  My favorite author is Lori Wick.  She writes Christian romance novels, which I love!  A friend of ours just gave me a bag full of books by her so I've been reading tons!  Now, to start off 2014, my mom wants us to take a break from reading fiction, and read things like biographies and other non-fiction books.  I chose to read a book about Gladys Aylward, who was a missionary in China in the early 1900's.  I've read this book before, but it is so good that I'm reading it again!  It's by Janet and Geoff Benge...they have written lots of biographies about missionaries and I've read quite a few of them.  There is also a movie about Gladys Aylward called Inn of the Sixth Happiness but I haven't seen it since I was really little so I want to see it again soon.  The only problem is that nobody else in my family really wants to see it again because it's pretty graphic considering all the horrible things that the Chinese people used to do...maybe still do.  That kind of stuff has never really bothered me that much though, unlike my sister Carrie :P but I'm getting off the subject.... I highly recommend this book, but although not as much as the movie, it is graphic too.  I also recommend other books by the same authors...some of the ones I've read are Jim Elliot, Mary Slessor, Hudson Taylor, George Muller and Betty Greene.
Thanks for reading!!  Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Recent Pictures

Hey there!  I figured it's been awhile since I posted recent pictures of my nieces and nephews (except for Lindsey).....

Janae Catherine 

Brady Wade

Lindsey Renae

Michael James

Beckett Leander

This one is just funny...notice Brady's new glasses!  :P
See ya!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Look And Other Random Things

Hi Everyone!  What do y'all think about my new look?  I found the new name on Pinterest and thought it was perfect...and true!  Sorry that it isn't centered where it's supposed to be on the header...I can't really figure out how to do that!  So until I do, you'll just have to excuse it ;)

I am getting so so so excited for Winter this year!!  
I love snowy trees...
and Christmas...
and wrapping up in a quilt with a good book and some Hot Chocolate...
and playing with my doggy in the snow...
and going out in the crisp morning to feed our chickens after the snow fell all night...
and (believe it or not) the cold weather...
and building things in the snow with my sisters...
.....I'd better stop before I get carried away though, but I love pretty much everything about Winter!

♫ ....I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.... ♫

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Hey!  Here are some adorable pictures of miss Lindsey-da-Lindsey (a nickname given to her by her cousin Brady :) ) when they were over last Sunday...enjoy!
She's such a happy little girl! 

I love her 2 little teeth :) 

Princess!!!! ♥

Sorry, the pictures are a little bit fuzzy....but she is just so cute!  :D

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Heads Up!! :)

Hi girls!!  Just a heads up.......I am working on a whole new design for my blog!  I know I have been changing it a lot (sorry about that :/) but hopefully after I do this one I will be done for awhile!  I'm really excited about this...I'm going to have a whole new template and possibly even a new name :) can't wait to show it to you all!                                                                           

                                                                            In God's Love,