Saturday, April 7, 2012


There really is no big news right now. I have started violin lessons, and we are hoping for a German Shepherd puppy for Noah.
School= fine. Nothing much new going on there. ;)
VJ is still out litte running around boy. We are most likely going to send him to Westminister Christian Academy next year for kindergarden. Noah and I will be at home with Mom, who will homeschool us.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tornadoes of March 2012

There have been some tornadoes around the area north of us, but we are fine.
Sorry for not posting lately..FaceBook is where I get most of my news now.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July

The 4 cousins ( L to R):

Tytus, Noah, Katy, and VJ.

July 3rd we went to our friends' house in Gurley, AL, for the evening. After it was dark, the dads shot off fireworks.

4th of July night, we went over to T-Bone and Stephanie's place to have dinner and watch the fireworks. They live less than a mile from Dublin Park, and we were able to sit in their backyard and watch the fireworks that exploded above the park. The pictures above are of several of the fireworks. A friend of ours gave me a tip on shooting fast pictures: focus the camera, then when the image you want ( in this case, the firework you want) pops up, push the button all the way down. The reason it takes so long for the camera the shoot, is because it has to focus.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

.." Stand beside her, and guide her..."

Here is a small peek of our Fourth of July, yesterday. I will put more photos later.

.." stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with the light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam. God bless home sweet home!" - God Bless America

.." let music swell the breeze, and ring from all the trees, sweet freedom's song..." - My Country Tis' of Thee.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sad Fact of Life

The sad fact of life is death of animals( people too, but this post is about a bird). Noah found out the hard way...finding a extremely hurt little bird, fixing a home for it, and then having to dispose of the dead little thing two days later. This little bird was hurt badly, although the picture doesn't show it. We think both its wings were broken, and one of its feet had a claw missing. Mom called Animal Services, but found it would cost something to have it put to sleep. We ended up not needing that, for it died a couple of days later. When Noah came to me the day before the poor thing went away, he asked for a picture of it. I thought he was going to cry...literally sob over it. I don't blame him..for he was attached to it.

This is a picture of the littel bird in the nest Noah

made for it.

Rangers' Apprentice

The books that I described as " GREAT" in the last post, are in a series called " The Rangers Apprentice". My friend Joelle recommended it to me, and although I was hesitant to read it at first, has turned out to be a fascinating series, so far. I've finished book 6, already, and hope to read the whole entire series( 10 books total, I think). The author, John Flanagan, mixes everything that is needed in a book ( romance, fighting, reasoning, adventure, mystery and time setting), in a great way. It's set during the Middle Ages, and even though the first couple of books have what mom said was the " Grim Reaper" on them, the book is actually good.

I'd recommend it, for probably about 9-10yrs and up. It's got fighting and some bloody stuff ( no pictures), and some touching parts,...and I know some people are emotional to that kind to stuff ( I can be with movies..which is why I don't really like the theater). Mom bought the first book at Sam's, and is going to read it to Noah, and I think he will really like it. It's got a boar fight, a Kalkara fight ( the Kalkara are mean creatures that fight for someone else..who I forgot. I don't remember much about them). He will really enjoy the fighting parts...and Mom will delight in the romance. ;)

Catapult Camp

my poster

Last week I had Catapult camp, which was pretty cool. Honestly, I didn't want to go, as I had a couple of GREAT books to read. ( I'll post on those later). It turned out to be really fun and the teacher, a graduate of this past year, was really good. There was math involved...such as the mechanical advantage, but Bethany explained it great. Her Mom, Dad, and sister were a great help too. Mrs. Johnson helped with the posters and such; Mr. Johnson designed and built the catapult; and Bethany's sister helped with the speech and launching one of the catapults.
There were two catapults, but I used the smaller one, since all the kids couldn't use just the big one. I'm sorry we don't have a picture. We kids each shot it 25 times, to get our data, then with the help of technology, we graphed it...on paper and on Microsoft Excel.

If you can't read the title ( which is supposed to draw attention), it reads: Heads of enemies. Dead animals. Burning Straw. Underneath, is the whole introduction, question, hypothesis, method, discussion, and conclusion. A lot of work...if you ask me.