Thursday, June 24, 2010

Love Fest

On Saturday our family worked for something called Love Fest. It is an outreach that has games, groceries, free food, horse rides, and baptisms. I worked as a runner so I just had to make sure that the workers stayed hydrated and everything. Most of the time I actually marked peoples bracelets for the lunch cause they were only allowed to go up two times. My sister, Kathryn, took over that job for me for a little bit so I could ride the horse. Thank you Kathryn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

About 100 people got saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's about it for Love Fest.

Yesterday we started painting decorations for VBS (read post below). We just did the backgrounds for the murals yesterday and today we painted the people and everything else on them today. One of the murals has a picture of two barrel racers and a guy riding a bull, for worship. Another has water, sky, ground, trees, and buffalo, for the "Bible Buffalo Trail". It's really pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two more are the insides of a farmhouse, both have windows on them and it's really cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That ones for the "Saddle-up Science Lab".  And we're putting a gate around the "Craft Corral", which is where I'm working. And then the last place is the "Snack Stampede", we painted a stampede of horses on the window for that one.

I am really excited about this VBS cause, like I mentioned in the last post, I am turning 13 on the first day but it is also my first time playing with a band. I will be singing and playing the keyboard.

That's pretty much it.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is coming up at our church. I'm to old to do the games and crafts and everything but I do work there. My aunt and I do the craft section. Our theme this year is going to be Rattlesnake Roundup.  It starts June 28 and ends July 1st. I am especially excited because my birthday is also coming up. It actually starts on the first day of VBS (Vacation Bible School). I am going to be thirteen and I can't wait. I will be working on my birthday but that's okay because I love kids. Well, that's pretty much it.


Friday, May 28, 2010


Yesterday I had a piano and singing recital. I've been practicing for it for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My dad's parents came from up north to see me, his sister and her two daughters came too, and my mom's parents. I performed four songs:

Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood (Another girl, Joanna, played the piano for that song and I sang it).

Seventy-Six Trombones from the Music Man ( I played it on the piano and sang it).

Cossack Ride, which is just from my lesson book, I don't know who wrote it ( I just played that on the piano, there is no singing part for it)


This is Me from Camp Rock (I played that one on the piano and sang it)

That's pretty much it for the recital.

Today I am going up north with my grandparents. We are going on a fishing trip. I hope I catch a fish we can actually eat this time, I never have.

That's it for today.


Friday, May 14, 2010

North Carolina!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, guess what. Me and my family just went to North Carolina on April 29th and came back May 3rd. We had to drive through 3 states to get to North Carolina. Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

We stopped in West Virginia to go to Hillbilly Hot Dogs. Hillbilly Hot Dogs is like the best place to eat hot dogs in the world. I got a combo which came with two hot dogs, fries and a pop. I gave my second hot dog to my mom. They gave you a free ice cream cone if you sang their song from memory:

Sonny's the weenie man
He owns a weenie stand
He sells the best weenies around
Ding Ding Ding
Sharie's his weenie wife
She adds the spice that's right
Hillbilly hot dogs day or night
Ding Ding Ding

Our whole family did it but we had to do it by ourselves. Dad got the biggest scoop of ice cream cause he had the best yeehaw. That was one of the funnest parts of the trip.

We were going to North Carolina for a missions trip type thing. It was called Gospel Fest. We passed out groceries, played with the kids, and a lot of other stuff. One of the churches supplied  houses, one for the boys and one for the girls. The houses were so nice. There was a little cabin thing on the property and when one of the other churches came we were all gonna be standing by it like that was where we were staying. We didn't end up doing it though. They cooked for us, there was canoing, it was so much fun.

At Gospel Fest I was in charge of the bouncy castle. It was really small so I could only let little kids in, and only three at once. I was so tired by the end but it was a lot of fun. I love kids so I was really glad that I got to work there.

When we left we got to go to Virginia Beach. It was so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Then we went to Washington D.C. We saw the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. It was so fun. We stayed at Hampton Inn for a night after Washington D.C.

That's it for now.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

30 Hour Famine

Hey guys. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. There hasn't been much to post about lately. Well, last weekend our youth group participated in something called the 30 Hour Famine. We didn't eat for 30 hours, we slept outside in cardboard boxes, and we played something called tribe games.

For the tribe games everybody was split into 3 different tribes. All of the tribes picked a leader and then each of them got a different card. This card had a person that they would be pretending to be during the games. Each one had something wrong with them and they had to act it out during the games. My girl was named Kedija (keh-dee-juh) she was 9 years old and had lost the ability to speak, so I couldn't talk during any of the games and I don't know sign language.

The first game we played we had to pick one person from each team to put on a blindfold and walk around a little area trying to find a food item first. But there were also balloons to make it harder so if you touched the balloon you were automatically out. Our team came in second on this game.

The second game each tribe got an envelope which had disease, symptom, prevention, and cause cards. Whoever got all of the cards matched in the right order won. Our team won that game!!!!!!!!!

The third game was really gross. We had to take a jug of water and walk it to a bucket, pour the water into the bucket, sit down and take our socks and shoes off and put our feet in the water for five seconds, one foot at a time, then we had to dry our feet off with the paper towel under our chair, making sure to save paper towel for the other members of the team, and then go and throw the paper towel out, then we had to go back to the chairs and put our socks and shoes back on and fill the water jug and bring it back to the next person. The water was really dirty but my team did come in second.

The next game was really unfair to our team. Each tribe leader got a few cards with a few words that didn't make sense. The words meant something different and your tribe had to find out what it was, like one of them meant dirty water and stuff like that. The reason it was unfair to our team was because the tribe leader couldn't talk so we only had two people who could talk because Kedija (I) couldn't talk.

The next game was painful. You had a food carrier from each tribe and someone who could steal food. The food carrier and the food thief had to go on the ends and then the other two people had to go in between them and they all linked arms. The food was clipped onto the food carrier (unfortunately I was the food carrier). You had to try and steal other peoples food while protecting your own without touching it. I kept getting whipped onto the ground because they were trying to protect our food. :'(. Our team lost that game.

The last game we had to make something to protect an egg if it fell. You got a some fake money and you had to buy things to make an egg protector. Then you had to go outside with your egg in your egg protector and you were spun around five times, put the egg protector on your head and walk to the line, then you had to throw your egg protector back to the next person in line. All of our eggs broke so everybody lost that round. Our team came in second in the tribe games. That's all of the tribe games.

We played one of them on Friday and the rest on Saturday.

On Friday we also made our box shelters for the night. The girls all shared one and the boys shared one. I will try to post pictures of the shelters soon. We slept in the boxes and I got up at 6:30 cause I couldn't fall back asleep. It was so cold.

On Saturday we dug out a garden for our church. We were all very hungry and tired by then.

The last activity we did was we split up into two teams and went to a grocery store. Each team was given $20.00 and they had to try and get the most food, they were not allowed to go over $20.00 dollars. The food also had to be healthy and non-perishable. Our team lost that.

And then we watched Dennis the Menace and ate pizza. Everyone also tried to get sponsored before the famine and we will be sending all the money we earned to world vision to help feed hungry children around the world. It was so much fun and I hope we can do it again next year.
That's it.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Winter Words Reading Challenge Completed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finished the winter words reading challenge just in time.
Here is my list of the books I read:

S: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
N: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
O: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
W: Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams
F: The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
L: Loch by Paul Zindel
A: A Little Princess Frances Hudgson Burnett
K: Mary Francess Kintting and Crocheting Book by Jane Eayre Fryer
E: Emma by Jane Austen


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Winter Words reading challenge

I am participating in the Winter Words reading challenge. I chose the acronym, snowflake. Here are the books I am going to be reading:

S: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
N: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
O: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
W: Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams
F: The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
L: Loch by Paul Zindel
A: A Little Princess Frances Hudgson Burnett
K: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
E: Emma by Jane Austen

That`s it.