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Another blog!

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

This weekend, my sisters and I learned how to design blogs! =) My Dad taught us how to do it. The blogs we have now were created by Kane and Dad. Anyway, we had a lot of fun with it…and we made three new ones! I plan on continuing to blog on this one, but I will use the new one as well.

Here is my new blog address:

Hope you enjoy it!


Blog Award!

Friday, September 9th, 2011

I received a blog award from a sweet friend from chorus! Actually, it's my first blog award ever! I didn't quite know what it meant when I first got it. Apparently, when you are given the award, you must list seven things about yourself and then list 15 other bloggers that you enjoy. I know I can complete the first requirement, but I'm not so sure about the second one. =) I'll do my best, though!

Here are seven random things about me:

1. I am a sinner saved by grace!

2. I am a homeschooler with five younger siblings and two wonderful parents.

3. I enjoy texting...a lot!

4. I love to cook with my sisters.

5. I like to hike.

6. Some of my hobbies are: reading, sewing, and knitting.

7. I love to sing!

Okay, I don't think I can come up with 15 blogs, but I'll try! Just click on the names to go to the blogs.








Engle's blog




Thanks, Kristiana for giving me my first blog award! See you soon!=)


Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! You are the second best dad ever…after God, of course. I love you so much! I am so thankful that you take the time to teach all of us more about the Lord and keep us focused on Him.

I really love hiking and playing games with you! Thank you for teaching me how to do things…like driving and technical stuff. You are the best! I love you.


Quilt Camp!

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

I have almost completed my third quilt! Last Thursday and Friday, my sisters, mom, and I attended a really awesome quilt camp with many of our friends. The camp is run by a neat couple who doesn’t really profit from the camp, but hosts it out of love. They make thousands of quilts each year for wounded soldiers. What a great way to use their gift of quilting!

All of the eighteen quilts made last week had the same pattern, yet it was amazing how unique each one turned out. Mrs. C., the kind lady who was in charge, had cut out all the fabric before we arrived. She even put the material needed for each quilt into separate plastic bags. After everyone had set up their machines, she allowed us to pick out our fabric! I absolutely love the fabric I received! The fact that it is all pink has a lot to do with it! =)

There was a lot of pressing and pinning to be done! Actually, sewing took up less of my time than pressing and pinning.=)

I was able to finish everything except the binding, which won’t take long at all.

Eighteen quilters and Mrs. C.!!!

Here is my quilt without the edges sewn. Hopefully, I’ll finish it up soon and post a finished shot of it!

Oatmeal Bake

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Here is a favorite breakfast dish of ours that we received from some close friends. Since it is yummy, serves eight people, and is relatively easy to make, we find ourselves making oatmeal bake quite often!


4 eggs (beaten)

1/2 c. applesauce

1/2 c. oil

1 c. brown sugar

2 c. milk

4 t. baking powder

2 t. salt

6 c. oatmeal


3 T. cinnamon

1 diced apple

sliced strawberries







1. Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees, depending on your oven.

2. Combine eggs, oil, applesauce, and sugar.

3. Stir.

4. Add oatmeal, baking powder, salt, and milk.

5. Stir well.

6. Add optional ingredients as taste desires.

7. Pour in medium-sized greased pan.

8. Bake for 35 minutes or so.

9. Serve warm with additional milk and brown sugar, if desired.

Enjoy! =)

Happy Birthday, Uh-Oh!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I imagine you’re wondering who Uh-Oh is. Naturally, people wonder and ask about how Uh-Oh received his unusual name, so I thought I would write about the story behind it.

When I was young, my grandfather would sing a 50′s song to me, which goes something like this: Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-oh…uh-oh…doo-ee-op! Then he would conclude by saying, “I love you!”. I enjoyed it so much and would always hold up my index finger and plead, “One more time!”. Since I associated my grandfather with the “Uh-Oh Song”, I eventually started referring to him as Uh-Oh. Being the only grandchild at that time, I paved the way for my younger siblings and cousins. So the name stuck.

Uh-Oh, Bradley, and I on the boat!

Uh-Oh is so special to me. He loves to fish and he bought a pontoon boat a few years back. When we visit my grandparents, Uh-Oh wakes us up early and takes us fishing. It is so fun! Especially when I drive the boat!

Uh-Oh checks and reads our blogs faithfully…even when we aren’t faithful about posting! Lol! So, I thought he would enjoy a birthday post.

I love you sooo much, Uh-Oh! Happy Birthday! =)