Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good-bye 2008

I am thankful for the blessings of 2008. I am thankful for my relationship with Jesus Christ, my family, and friends. My family got to take a wonderful trip to Hawaii last February. It was a dream come true. I enjoyed reading 100 books this year. I finally got my room painted and redecorated. Life is Good!!!!

Good-bye 2008 .........Welcome 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My new background

Since Christmas is over I thought I would Start the new year with a new background. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas with my dad's family

Today my family and I went to celebrate Christmas on my dad's side. It took longer to get there than usual because where I live it snowed 9 inches and a lot of roads hadn't been plowed. We all had a great time. There were 10 of us kids/teens there. I like getting together with my cousins. My older brother and cousin always joke about which is better Michigan or Michigan State. My brother likes Michigan, my dad went there. My cousin goes to State and his mom went there.

We draw names for gifts. My cousin Ariana gave me a jewelry making kit with beautiful beads and the tools to make them. My grandparents were very generous and gave my brothers and I money to help save for college.

Oh, I almost forgot, I got my ears pierced. I had them done when I was younger but they hurt when I took out the earrings so I let them close up. I am so excited to have them pierced again. They don't hurt at all. It will be fun to make some earrings with my new kit.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Late lies the winter sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark i rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap
Me in my comforter and cap;
The cold wind burns my face, and blows
In frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding-cake.

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yummy Rollo Cookies

We started our holiday baking. My mom found a new recipe online. Saturday my mom and I went over to bake with my Aunt Kathy and my cousin's wife Laura. We made Rollo Cookies. It's so funny everyone that tastes them says their the best cookies ever. My cousin Jonathan gave one to a friend at the high school and he said, "Wow, I think these are the best cookies I've ever eaten." They are so good warm out of the oven and also after they've cooled.

I thought you might like the recipe.

Rollo Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
24 rollo candies
granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375F. Cream together butter, peanut butter, egg, and sugars. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix well. Roll dough into balls. Place 1 rollo in center of each ball. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Makes about 24.

*We used a baking stone and didn't grease it.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Fun Time With Family

Yesterday my family went to celebrate my cousin Emma's birthday as well as my aunt and grandma's birthday. I love to go to my cousin's house. It is two hours away. The roads were quite slippery. It is so pretty where they live. There are lots of trees and snow there. They always have deer and other animals walking around. One day they heard someone knocking and they found out it was a turkey knocking on the glass doorwall downstairs. Isn't that funny?!

We were going to spend the night but we ended up going home so we could go to our church today. I also had to go take my neighbor's dog out. They went to a Christmas concert and were gone a long time. They said I didn't have to come but I wanted to do it. I was able to earn money for Christmas shopping. I decided when I got to their house last night that I would shovel their snow too. They were thankful. I want to show them Christ's love.

Enjoy your day blog readers!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I just changed my template for Christmas!!
I really liked this background that's why i chose it.

Since Sunday I have had a really bad sore throat. I don't like being sick. We've been decorating are house for Christmas. We got our Christmas tree this past weekend. We will decorate tomorrow. I love the Christmas season.
I'm also enjoying our outdoor Christmas lights. They look amazing. This is all fun prepartion as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's been a while.

I can't believe it has been so long since i was on here. Fall is quickly coming to an end. It snowed a little this weekend. I haven't been feeling well for 2 days. I missed not going to church yesterday.

We finally finished painting my room. This was my first time painting. I helped my mom. We painted it sassy lavender. I really like it.
I will post pictures soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fun Times at the Cider Mill

My parents and I met my grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncle, and cousins at the cider mill last Saturday. It was a lot of fun. We got to go on a tractor and pick lots of apples. Afterwards, we enjoyed cider and pumpkin spice, and apple spice donuts. Yum!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday afternoon

It has been a quiet weekend at home. We had some unexpected family health issues so we wern't able to go away for the weekend. We had planned to go to Traverse City.This afternoon i went to blockbuster to get Madagascar to watch.My favorite animal was Alex the lion.

Tomorrow we are going to my Grandparents house for a barbeque. It will be fun my cousins will be there.

Here is a recipe i am going to make. I got it off a Nancy Drew website.
Hannah's Banana Bread
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sweet milk
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

1.Cream shortening and sugar, add beaten egg, mashed bananas and milk.

2.Add dry ingredients and nuts alternatively. Bake in greased loaf pan, 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Fun In The Sun

Today was a fun-filled day. I played basketball and hide- and -seek with my cousins, Luke, Levi, Saige, Landon, and Emma. Then went to the pool club. It was nice and sunny. It's fun jumping and diving in 9 feet of water. We had races in the pool. It was nice to take a break and have a snack of gummy worms,pretzels,popcorn, and a capri sun. Not very nutritious but oh so good!!

Before going home I stopped with my aunt and cousins at Ikea. I was glad to help with my cousins while my aunt bought a bed for Emma.We took warm cinnamon rolls home for a treat.
I think I'll go exercise and work off the snacks.

until next time,

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Welcome to my world

I can't believe summer is almost over.School will be starting soon.Hopefully,there are still a few more days for swimming,bike riding,and times for swinging under the tree with a good book!

Today we went to my grandparents church and got to hear our family friend share about her times in China.She is amazing!It's great to see how the Lord is working in China.

We went to Culver's for lunch today!Yum!

My mom and I are redoing my bedroom. I can't wait. It has been pink for soooo long.
I am changing to lavender. We bought the cutest bedding from Target.It's called preppy girl.
I can't wait to enjoy my new room.

Got to go for now.