Friday, July 13, 2012

The girls =)

{Lydia and her doll}



{Lydia reading to her bag of rice "Bobby"}


Saturday, June 16, 2012


This week we canned apples with some friends. We stained alot of towels, had tons of fun, didn't have any of the jars break {thankfully!}, did countless loads of dishes, fed 19 people lunch both days and all of the lids sealed :) Our cupboards will be full of apples for a while!

We used two of the Pampered Chef apple peeler/corer/slicers. We had enough people helping that we kept rotating, so they got them finished pretty fast!

Apple pie filling before canning...

28 quarts apple pie filling, 23 quarts apple butter and 4 pints apple/pear butter. Not all of them are pictured... 

If you would like the recipes, let me know and I will post them! 

Have you done any canning this Summer yet?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Isaac Newton wrote:-

 -  On the sun and other heavenly bodies:
"This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion            of an intelligent Being."

 -  On the solar system:
    "The motions of the planets require a Divine Arm to impress them."

-  On atheism:
    "Atheism is so senseless.  When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amount of heat and light.  This did not happen by chance."

-  On the Bible:
    "I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired.  I study the      Bible daily."

Quotes taken from, "Isaac Newton" biography by John Hudson Tiner.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Young Man of Valour

Young man of God, will you guard your eyes
And keep them only for your greatest prize?
The wife God planned for you from the beginning,
She'll be enough to keep your head a-spinning!
Don't waste your emotions looking at other girls,
No matter how special or gorgeous their curls,
Instead, keep your eyes fixed on the Lord.
Follow His leading and you'll never be flawed.

Young man of might, will you guard your heart?
Don't give your feelings to any up-start,
Keep your heart disciplined and wait for the time
When God shows you His choice; it will be sublime:
A daughter of virtue who has kept herself pure,
Who follows after truth and trusts God for sure,
One who loves children and keeping the home,
And who delights to serve without a moan.

Young man of valour, will you keep your first kiss
For your wedding day when it will be true bliss?
Will you start your marriage on a holy foundation?
For this is the way to strengthen the nation
And establish a family that will endure any test:
For God will be with you and you will be blessed
Even in the storms, the wind and the battles of life
If you keep the covenant with your lovely wife.

Nancy Campbell

Thursday, April 12, 2012

March happenings...

Here are some recent pictures of what we've been up to:

::Proud as a Peacock::

...God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6

No, seriously he is very proud.

Anna's famous bread

One of the best inventions of all time: the dishwasher ;)

Peanut Butter Cookies

A yummy lunch...

Jon(athan) and Anna practicing trumpet

Sarah doing school :)

Flowers Lydia picked {she also took the picture}

A neighborhood cat we are trying to tame. In hopes of having another pet cat, we are giving it food. It is so appreciative... it snarls at us whenever we get close ;)

Anna + her excited face = perfect picture
We got to go to a Cabela's in Fort Worth, Texas a couple weeks ago. It was pretty cool, but some of us were disappointed that everything cost money and wasn't free ;)

Jon(athan) and Lydia

{posted by Julia}

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 4

This is what Lydia wore, she wears it alot :) 
Brown T-shirt: Khols 
Jean skirt: Made by Julia 
posted by: ~Anna

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 3

What Lydia wore today:
Green t-shirt - garage sale
Tiered skirt - Old Navy brand, thrift store
Flip Flops - Old Navy

Monday, March 19, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 2

{jumping} :)

What I wore today:

Aqua blue t-shirt: Old Navy
Tiered horse skirt: Made by Julia
Boots: Target

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 1

Here is what I wore today:

Pink t-shirt: Target
Dress: made by my sister Julia

To view the other outfits for Day 1: Click Here

Posted {with a little help} by Lydia, age 6 :)