March 31, 2009

     Well, its finished.  This is my entry for the VFW Patriotic Art contest.  All I have to do now is write a paragraph about how it shows patriotism.  Please tell me what you think, and if you have any tips!!
Current mood: Creative

March 27, 2009


I have a fascination with clouds, I don't know what it is. I would really like to be able to paint a realistic cloud...

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."
Psalm 19:1

Current Mood: Curious

March 26, 2009

Berry Sauce Recipe

Berry Sauce
-2 3/4 cups frozen fruit (blueberries in this case)
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 Tablespoon corn starch

Mix frozen fruit, water, and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Turn heat up to 9, then add corn starch and stir until thick, or when the color darkens.

This is a very easy recipe that my grandmother and I sort of made up. My family loves it, and I always make it when we have waffles. All of these measurements are subject to the likes of your family, for example, change the amount of sugar to taste or the amount of corn starch depending on how thick you want it. I have only tried raspberries and blueberries for this so far, but you can try whatever you want. Comment and let me know how it turned out!

March 19, 2009

Go team 2039!!!!!

Well, as it turns out, this is old news by now. I have been so busy that I have neglected my blog for about a week. Rockford Robotics, FIRST team 2039, along with Winnivation, team 1625, and Fondy Fire, team 2194 won the FRC Wisconsin Regional!!!! Yeah!! Ok, so now what? We go to Atlanta, Georgia for the national championships. Our whole family is going to go this time and maybe make it a field trip. :) Well, life continues as usual. School consumes the better part of my day, but I have also been listening to an audio book with my brothers, and playing whatever she sees fit with my little sister. So much to do, so little time, and when there is time, I forget what I had to do!
One thing I am looking forward to is the Spring Banquet that our homeschool co-op is having for 8th through 12th graders. Their theme this year is the inaugural ball, so we will be dancing, just what kind of dancing is what I'm not sure.
Oh, and HAPPY SPRING!!!!

Current Mood: stressed

March 13, 2009

Hullo! It's off to Milwaukee!

No, this photo has nothing to do with what I'm going to post about, but I found it hilarious. A dainty princess is caught in the midst of a not so dainty stomp! Isn't she cute?
In all seriousness though, these Robotics competitions are not good influences. Very LOUD awful music is playing constantly, it really wears on your nerves. Please pray for my father, my brother and I as we will be exposed to it for about 12 hours everyday this weekend! Also, I will not be able to post this weekend, but on Monday, perhaps, I will be able to post pictures of the competition, robot, and hopefully, a first place trophy!

March 9, 2009

Can we stop this?

Wow. Is it really this bad?

March 7, 2009

Award Time

Wow, OK, I have gotten so many awards lately that I'm just gonna post them all together. I'm sorry if you gave them to me, I don't have time to do a bunch of links!

The "Gold Star Blog Award"

The "Aragorn" award
The "One lovely Blog"
And my favorite, the "Courageous Christian" award
I know I'm supposed to give this to a bunch of people, but I really don't have time. We have house guests tonight, and I have to clean my room. :) How about... If your birthday is in January, February, or March, you receive these awards!


March 5, 2009

A round of applause!

"Hurray!  Wake up everyone!  The sun is shining, the tank is clean and we are getting outauuhhhg! The TANK IS CLEAN!!!"
~Peach, Finding Nemo

1. First I would like a round of applause for the glorious day the Lord gave us here in Rockford!  The sun is shining and it is 62 DEGREES! first day outside in a T-shirt (all day that is) :)  It was so nice today.  You have to feel it to believe it...

2. I would also like a round of applause for my robotics team!  Congratulations FIRST Robotics team 2039 on winning 2ND place in Chicago!!!!!!!  Wish I could have actually been there to receive my medal...(shown above)  I was sick from last Monday to this past Sunday, so I didn't go.  Now its on to Milwaukee!  let's get 1st this time!  :)

March 4, 2009


Search & Win
  So, before you throw this post out as junk, please read it!  I wouldn't post it if I didn't think it were on the level.  Swagbucks was shown to me by a very good friend, she has already earned over a hundred swagbucks and redeemed them for a gift-card.  All you have to do is sign up and use it like you would use Google.  Occasionally it will award you a swagbuck.  These you can redeem for some pretty cool prizes.  I even heard of a couple that sponsored their whole Christmas shopping list off of swagbucks!  So, if you believe its on the level, try it.  You will be helping me get swagbucks in the process. :)  Here is the link.

Also, I only have 2 comments on my "Pay it Forward" post.  Please comment!  I need three!

March 2, 2009

Please pray

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

Psalm 27:6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men fall exhausted; but they that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint.

Please pray for some friends of our family, their son is going into surgery today.