Thursday, November 19, 2009

yeah im reading to kill a mocking is required in my language arts class. i am now an 8th grader, top of the school, lex is now a 9th grader, at the very bottom.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I know it's been a while, so sorry. But I'll give you all a shortened version...

  • my birthday was at the beginning of April! We went to the Cheesecake Factory here and it was soooooo good!

  • We went to Forks! Even though the movie TWILIGHT wasn't filmed there, it was still fun to see it. We went to La Push, and that was awesome. We got lots of pictures, so I'll post some here... (connection: I'm learning about new moon's and eclipses in Science right now! I also have a test on Friday... but I prefer not to dwell on that fact.)

  • Easter was last week, as I'm sure most of you have realized. I am in the choir at church, and we sang "Hallejulia, Amen". It was a very pretty song.

That's all I can think about now... but if I think of something else, I'll post it.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Hey you guys. I'm doing a project on the Massachusetts Plymouth colony. Do you know anything about it? Comment, please and let me know! Thanks!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

This is something my best friend sent me. Her grandmother's cousin sent this to the grandmother, who then sent it to my friend.

It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. We had not seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying. Cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone back into the earth. It was a dry season that would bankrupt several farmers before it was through.

Every day, my husband and his brothers would go about the arduous process of trying to get water to the fields. Lately this process had involved taking a truck to the local water rendering plant and filling it up with water. But severe rationing had cut everyone off. If we didn’t see some rain soon...we would lose everything. It was on this day that I learned the true lesson of sharing and witnessed the only miracle I have seen with my own eyes. I was in the kitchen making lunch for my husband and his brothers when I saw my Six-year-old son, Billy, walking toward the woods.

He wasn't walking with the usual carefree abandon of a youth but with a serious purpose. I could only see his back. He was obviously walking with a great effort ... trying to be as still as possible. Minutes after he disappeared into the woods, he came running out again, toward the house. I went back to making sandwiches; thinking that whatever task he had been doing was completed.

Moments later, however, he was once again walking in that slow purposeful stride toward the woods. This activity went on for an hour: walking carefully to the woods, running back to the house. Finally I couldn't take it any longer and I crept out of the house and followed him on his journey (being very careful not to be he was obviously doing important work and didn't need his Mommy checking up on him). He was cupping both hands in front of him as he walked, being very careful not to spill the water he held in them ... maybe two or three tablespoons were held in his tiny hands. I sneaked close as he went into the woods. Branches and thorns slapped his little face, but he did not try to avoid them. He had a much higher purpose.

As I leaned in to spy on him, I saw the most amazing site. Several large deer loomed in front of him. Billy walked right up to them. I almost screamed for him to get away. A huge buck with elaborate antlers was dangerously close. But the buck did not threaten him...he didn't even move as Billy knelt down. And I saw a tiny fawn lying on the ground; obviously suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion, lift its head with great effort to lap up the water cupped in my beautiful boy's hand. When the water was gone, Billy jumped up to run back to the house and I hid behind a tree. I followed him back to the house to a spigot to which we had shut off the water. Billy opened it all the way up and a small trickle began to creep out. He knelt there, letting the drip, drip slowly fill up his makeshift "cup," as the sun beat down on his little back.

And it came clear to me: The trouble he had gotten into for playing with the hose the week before. The lecture he had received about the importance of not wasting water. The reason he didn't ask me to help him. It took almost twenty minutes for the drops to fill his hands. When he stood up and began the trek back, I was there in front of him. His little eyes just filled with tears.

"I'm not wasting," was all he said. As he began his walk, I joined him...with a small pot of water from the kitchen. I let him tend to the fawn. I stayed away. It was his job. I stood on the edge of the woods watching the most beautiful heart I have ever known working so hard to save another life. As the tears that rolled down my face began to hit the ground, other drops...and more drops...and more suddenly joined them. I looked up at the sky. It was as if God, himself, was weeping with pride. Some will probably say that this was all just a huge coincidence. Those miracles don't really exist. That it was bound to rain sometime. And I can't argue with that... I'm not going to try. All I can say is that the rain that came that day saved our farm...just like the actions of one little boy saved another. I don't know if anyone will read this...but I had to send it out. To honor the memory of my beautiful Billy, who was taken from me much too soon... But not before showing me the true face of God, in a little, sunburned body.
Have you ever been just sitting there and all of a sudden you feel like doing something nice for someone you care for?
THAT'S GOD! He speaks to you through the Holy Spirit
Have you ever been down and out and nobody seems to be around for you to Talk to?
THAT'S GOD! He wants you to speak to Him.
Have you ever been thinking about somebody that you haven't seen in a long time and then next thing you know you see them or receive a phone call from them?
THAT'S GOD! There's no such thing as coincidence.
Have you ever received something wonderful that you didn't even ask for, like money in the mail, a debt that had mysteriously been cleared, or a coupon to a department store where you had just seen something you wanted, but couldn't afford.
THAT'S GOD. . He knows the desires of your heart. . .
Have you ever been in a situation and you had no clue how it is going to get better, but now you look back on it?
THAT'S GOD! He passes us through tribulation to see a brighter day.
DO YOU THINK THAT THIS CARD WAS ACCIDENTALLY SENT TO YOU? NOPE! Please pass this along and share the Power of God. In all that we do, we need to totally give HIM Thanks and our blessings will continue to multiply.
NOW THAT'S GOD!!!!!!!!
Don't tell GOD how big your storm is. Tell the storm how BIG your GOD is!

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Guess what!!!
I went to go and see TWILIGHT with Sister P., our YW leader I mentioned before, and her husband. I give it a 7. Not exactally how I imagined it to be, but Jacob Black's actor looked exactaly like how I thought he would. Exactaly! I highly recomend it.
Anyway, that's all the news I have now.

See all of you soon!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Young Women in Excellence was today. It was a really cool program. First, there was a song, and the conducting of the music ,done by yours truly (remind me to tell you about the first time I was chorister in front of a crowd.). then a prayer, and a talk by our Young Women Leader, Sister P. She is so sweet; I love her. Then, here comes the fun part.
I came early and set up our tables with the project that I did for personal progress. Mine was Faith, and I had planted a garden, along with our family. So, on my table, I put apples from our apple tree, the home-made apple chips and jar of applesauce that we made. Then, each young women gave a little splurb about what there value is, and what they learned from it. There were two YW leaders from the stake here, and it was soooooo much fun. I was nervous and stuttered a little, but otherwwise, I think I did a good job.
So then they had refreshments...mingled...then went home. Our home teacher and his daughter came to our house and dropped of TILLAMOOK MUDSLIDE ice cream!!! Our favorite!
I'll talk to you later!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I tried out for two club volleyball clubs over the past two days. The first one was fun, but the second, not so fun. In the second, they didn't really test my skills; they just worked on stuff I already knew. I don't know if I'm on the team yet, but I'll keep you posted.