Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Happy Birthday, Anna.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Hannah, Patrick, Jared, and I went back to the Shelton's home after the wedding to watch Driving Miss Daisy. I love Morgan Freeman! Great movie.
Which reminds me, I have to say thanks to Linnea, who is a wonderful Chauffeur, for driving my home from the wedding. You really are a pretty goood driver. And I love your clothes, especially those trackpants man. Comfort. They are in my car and I will send them home with Jared at dancing tonight. :)

Favorite Quote right now:
"Tell this dear soul..."
Time for some good news...
Summer is coming!!!

It's a beautiful day!
Don't let it get away!

Is it not lovely outside today?!?
First day of school.

Friday, January 27, 2006

And if you haven't had enough of me posting hymns yet.
I only posted three of the verses, but I find the second one quite thought provoking. "Thou most kind and gentle death"? I know I don't think of death as kind and gentle, but I guess I should.

Phillipians 1:21 (NIV) "For me to live is Christ, to die is gain."
or as the New Living Translation puts it: "For to me, living is for Christ, and dying is even better. "

Wow. I need to keep this in front of me every day. I don't live for myself. Make a difference for eternity today.

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And thou most kind and gentle Death,
Waiting to hush our latest breath, O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
And Christ our Lord the way hath trod.

Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Alleluia!Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!

Thank you.

1. Would you be free
from the burden of sin?
There's pow'r in the blood,
pow'r in the blood;
Would you o'er evil
a victory win
There's wonderful
power in the blood.

There is pow'r, pow'r,
wonder working pow'r
In the blood
of the Lamb;
There is pow'r, pow'r,
wonder working pow'r
In the precious
blood of the Lamb.

2. Would be free from
your passion and pride?
There's pow'r in the blood,
pow'r in the blood;
Come for a cleansing
to Calvary's tide?
There's wonderful
power in the blood.

3. Would you do service
for Jesus your King?

There's pow'r in the blood,
pow'r in the blood;
Would you live daily
His praises to sing?

There's wonderful
power in the blood.

Would you live daily His praises to sing?
Living daily is the hardest part for me and especially living daily while singing His praises.
Also, do I have a burden from my sin or do I live for myself?
Ashley Cleveland sings hymns well.
Makes you think.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I learned a new word today while reading a review of and quotes from Surprised By Joy. Or maybe I didn't, see I think that I learn new words all the time from books and when I go to look them up I find that I already know them, they just look different in writing then when people say them. Yeah, I'm weird, right?!? English is not my best subject. I should say, I am lazier in English than any other subject. It is just so subjective. I like things that are set in stone. You know when you walk out from an exam if you were right or wrong. If you fail it is because you didn't write down that two plus two were two. I don't like having to wait for a teacher to tell me if they liked my work or not because all teachers are different.

n. pl. far·ra·goes

An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration: “their special farrago of resentments” (William Safire).

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

In Celebration of 4 (four)!!!

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >>
List of numbers -- Integers

Cardinal -4, four
Ordinal - 4th, fourth
Numeral system - quaternary
Factorization - 2 squared
Divisors - 1, 2, 4
Roman numeral - IV or IIII
Unicode representation of Roman numeral - Ⅳ, ⅳ
prefixes - tetra- (from Greek), quadri-/quadr- (from Latin)
Binary - 100
Octal - 4
Duodecimal - 44
Hexadecimal - 4
Vigesimal - 4
Hebrew - ד (Dalet)

In Physics - There are four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and the electromagnetic force.
Special relativity and general relativity treats nature as four-dimensional — time and three-dimensional space.

* Four rules : addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.
* Greek classical elements (fire, air, water, earth).
* Four seasons : spring, summer, autumn, winter.
* Four parts of a day : night, morning, afternoon, evening.
* Four cardinal directions : north, south, east, west.
* Four corner method
* Four suits of playing cards : hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades.
* The number of tines of most forks.
* Four nations of the United Kingdom: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.
* Four Corners is the only location in the United States where visitors can be in four separate states at one time: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.

In the land of fadeless day,
Lies “the city foursquare,”
It shall never pass away,
And there is “no night there.”

God shall “wipe away all tears”
There’s no death, no pain, nor fears;
And they count not time by years,
For there is “no night there.”
All the gates of pearl are made,
In “the city foursquare,”
All the streets with gold are laid,
And there is “no night there.”

All the gates shall never close,
To “the city foursquare,”
There life’s crystal river flows,
And there is “no night there.”

There they need no sunshine bright,
In “that city foursquare,”
For the Lamb is all the light,
And there is “no night there.”

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Romans 12
(New Living Translation - I like reading well know passages in other translations to get a different take on the means. It helps me think about it more. This is another favorite chapter of mine. I read it often and yet there is always something new in it. The Bible is amazing, isn't it?!?)

1And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice--the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask?

2Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.

3As God's messenger, I give each of you this warning: Be honest in your estimate of yourselves, measuring your value by how much faith God has given you.
4Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,
5so it is with Christ's body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.

6God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you.
7If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching.
8If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

9Don't just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good.
10Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
11Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.

12Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful.
13When God's children are in need, be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging, for the night.

14If people persecute you because you are a Christian, don't curse them; pray that God will bless them.
15When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow.
16Live in harmony with each other. Don't try to act important, but enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all!

17Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
18Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible.

19Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written,
"I will take vengeance;

I will repay those who deserve it,"
says the Lord.

20Instead, do what the Scriptures say:
"If your enemies are hungry, feed them.

If they are thirsty, give them something to drink,
and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you."

21Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.
dance magic dance

Ballroom dancing has been good for me in a way that I didn't even think about before. I have had to learn to follow and to not say anything, which is extremely hard for me. I have been leading since I was 17 monthes old when Sarah came along. It is a difficult habit to break. I guess it is good that I learn now. But oh, how it is a struggle.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Quote of the week:
"Only a woman would think noodles, in her soup, were cute."
-Jared after I commented on how cute the little bow tie noodles in my soup were.
Yesterday a bunch of the girls went down to the Taylor's home to say goodbye to Hayley. I think she is the last one to go back to college. We will see them all again, but it is still sad each time all my friends leave. Next year I will be leaving to. I really don't know how I feel about that. At the same time that it is extremely thrilling, it also is quite scary. More on that whenever it happens. Right now I am just trying to enjoy my family and friends that are still at home. I've said it before but all my friends are so awesome!!! I am blessed.
When we got to the Taylors, Mrs. Taylors fed us soup and sandwiches. Yum. Then we took a walk to the park and played on the playground. I expect to see pictures from all of you that had a camera. :)
Hannah S., Linnea, Anna, and I decided to head back to the house using the "shortcut path" through the woods. We had been watching this guy wander around this boathouse and onto a boat and back around the boathouse and as we started off towards the path, he got in his car and drove by our side of the parking lot and beeped at us twice. We sort of all looked at each other and were like what in the world? And headed on across the parking lot. This guy then parks near the playground, on the other side of the parking lot and gets out and walks around another little building. We are about half way across the parking lot now. He gets in his car and drives back to the boat house and sits there. We are now on the far side of the parking lot and almost to the path. He drives is car past us to the entrance and as he drives by he honks the horn twice again. We laughed it off and headed into the woods joking around about what he was really up to and stuff. We had a nice little walk through the woods telling each other stories about woods and creepy things that happen in them. You know, just for the fun of it. Why is this fun? Why is it fun to be frightened? I don't really know.
Well we round a bend in the path and see where the path intercepts with the Taylors road. So as we approach we heard a car coming and our minds automaticly must have raced to connect our scary stories and the car that seemed to have been following us. I was in the lead and I hear the other three stop and a split second later turn and run as fast as they could back into the woods. I found myself running after them, my heart racing so loudly that I couldn't hear if anyone was following us or now, but I could imagine it clearly. We stopped a while down the path and sat there with wide eyes looking around. I must say, it was quite an adventure and a free one at that.

See you soon Hayley Ann. Make God keep you safe until we meet again.
-Posty Pans

Investigate my life and make me clean
Shine upon the darkest place in me
To you my life's an open book
So turn the page and take a look
Upon the life you've made
Always, my days, I'll praise

Fly away, where heaven calls my name
Fly away, I'll never be the same
Investigate, I can't wait
Excavate, recreate

Investigate my life and take me through
Shine upon the road that leads to you
I know you'd heard the words I'd say
Before I'd even lived one day
You knew the life you'd made
Always, my days, I'll praise

Investigate my life and make me clean
Shine upon the darkest place in me
When I go, when I return you've seen your holy fire burn
Upon the life you made
Always, I'll praise

I just love Delirious right now.
Their songs make me think.
Even thought I dislike it, I love to be made to think.
Even though I hate it, I like to be made uncomfortable.
It is hard to explain.
But to think outside of your own interests is more rewarding than it is painful.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,

yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
And who can speak of his descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

11 After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

This is one of those chapters in the Bible that I think is incredibly beautiful. I love so much the Bible, but this passage is especially beautiful to me. The words fit together so well and flow so wonderfully. It is so humbling. The punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Think about it for a while. That is truly incredible! How thankless I am so much of the time. Lord forgive me.

Glory Hosanna
Glory in the highest
Glory to the King who comes
In the name of the Lord!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I was going to get you the shirt, Sarah. But I thought you would enjoy the poster more. Heh.
Happy late late late birthday and Christmas little sister.
God willing, may you have many more.
I love you.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

would you mind if I sat next to you and watched you smile
I worked yesterday, even though it was a holiday. Then I went to GAP to return some jeans because I found the same pair for cheaper at the outlets (woohoo). At GAP I ended up buying socks and gloves because they are all so darned cute and fun. Then I drove home, ate dinner, and ended up playing Heroscape with Sarah and Luke. Somehow... I ended up winning. Haha. Sarah would have won if Luke and I didn't change the rules fifteen times in the last three rounds (including adding extra lives to my characters and allowing them to climb walls that they shouldn't have been able to). I love playing games with those two. They keep games lighthearted. Congrats to Sarah for beating me in heroscape and then keeping me up way too late. I barely made it out of bed on time this morning.
Accepting the award for Best Actor in a Drama for his grouchy doctor role on Fox's House, Hugh Laurie noted that he had 172 names of people to thank. Since he knew, however, that no one watching had the patience for that, he drew three names at random out of his pocket; ''and everyone else can just lump it.'' The lucky name-drop recipients: Laurie's script supervisor, his hairstylist, and his agent. ''That's not my handwriting,'' Laurie said of the last slip of paper.

Sarah did you know he played in 101 Dalmations and Stuart Little as Mr. Little? He shouldn't waste his talents. I want more Jeeves and Wooster like stuff.

Monday, January 16, 2006

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

Even down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

Show me a vision like Isaiah saw,
Where the angel touched his lips and he sinned no more.
Let me hear your voice saying “Who shall I send?”
I’ll say send me Lord, I’ll follow you to the end.

Show me a vision like Eziekel saw,
An army of light from a valley of bones.
Breathe life into these lungs of mine,
So I can scream and shout of your love divine.

Search light, burns bright, floods my eyes,
Invade me, serenade me, I’m giving back my life.

Here I am send me, Here I am send me,
There’s nothing in my hands,
But here I am send me.

I’m in Jacobs dream seeing heavens gate,
Let me climb all night on my ladder of faith.
Wrestle with the angel till my body is weak,
Dislocate my bones for it’s you that I seek.

Show me the light Paul apostle saw,
When he fell to the dust and he could see no more,
Open my eyes, open my eyes,
Open my eyes, open my eyes.

I’m frightened what you’ll find,
When you open up my heart, I’m walking in the light,
Cos it’s light that changes the atmosphere,
So touch these lips that criticise,
And put a song in my mouth that opens our eyes.

The new Delirious album is hot! It makes me wish I was British. Woohoo. There sense of art and style is so neat and crazy. I love it. Like Rachel Taylors new yellow shirt - I hope someone got a picture of it on the womens retreat - It is bold. It stands out. It is in your face, sort of like their lyrics. I love it. I want the Rain Down t-shirt on their website. I might go buy it later. :)

Friday, January 13, 2006

Psalm 1

1How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
It is Friday the Thirteenth.
*evil laugh*
or something...
What a stupid thing to be scared of, numbers on a calendar.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Yep. I'm going outlet shopping with Dad today. It is our yearly tradition. I don't buy things at any time of the year, but my winter and spring break trips with Dad to the outlets. Well, I buy a few things here and there, but not very much. I always look forward to spending the day with Dad and getting some new clothes. My poor credit card bill is going to look might big this month. Oh well, live a little once in a while. Why else do I spend all this time at work making money? It's going to be fun. It always is.
And of course there is Grottos Pizza. BEST PIZZA in the world!!!
What more could you ask for? A day with Dad and Grottos Pizza. There isn't much in the world, if anything, that is better then that.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I took a shower this morning before work. Dad put bleach in the water last night so that it wouldn't smell like iron. Now it smells like a pool which is not a bad thing except that I am allergic to bleach. I am miserable. My eyes are watery and my nose is running. And the worst of it is my skin itches. Grrrr.
What to do? What to do?
This made me laugh. I was researching meal plans at University of Maryland and I saw this article by the dietitian... look at her picture. Would you take advice from her? :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Oh, Ballroom dancing started last night!! How exciting. I keep forgetting to post that. Heh. I was looking forward to it for so long and now it is finally here. I don't know why I enjoy dancing so much. It seems like you are a character from a book when you get to dance. It makes it all the more real when you read of Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, The Scarlett Pimpernel, Emma, Jo, Laurie, Amy, and many more dancing around. I can't say that I ever enjoyed english country dancing while I was doing it. It was uncomfortable the entire time because I was dancing with guys I didn't know and some of them didn't know the dances and they were all over the age of 40 and ... wierd. But at the same time I fondly talk about english country dancing because it was fun to learn the dances and be there with Hayley and Sarah. It is rather hard to explain. I was talking to Sarah about it last night and doing an ill job of coming up with the right words. Anyhow.
Thanks to Jared for asking me to go dancing (great part of my christmas present), for being a good lead, and for being patient with me. I am so lost most of the time. I am such a slow learner sometimes. It frustrates me. Sometimes I catch on quickly and othertimes it feels like it takes a lifetime to learn. I guess it all boils down to me being lazy. If I would just work on the things that take me a while learn, I would succeed a lot more.
So, I look forward to the rest of our lessons.
The two types of engineering I am looking into (I'll probably end up doing a combination of the two - more leaning towards one of the other depending on how much I like thermodynamics this semester. I think I am going to enjoy it and lean more towards fire protection, but we shall see):

Fire protection engineering is the practice of using the principles of engineering to save lives and property from fire. Fire protection engineers typically design safeguards that aid in fighting fires, such as alarm, sprinkler, and smoke control systems. They also analyze buildings and investigate fires. NASA uses fire protection engineers on its space program to ensure safety. Historically, fire protection engineering traces its roots as far back as Ancient Rome, when Nero ordered the city to be rebuilt after a catastrophic fire. The modern history of the profession started in 1951, when the first meeting of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers occurred.
In the United States, Worcestor Ploytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Maryland are the primary source for formal education in this growing engineering discipline.

Fire protection engineers work in the following roles and industries:
• Consulting Engineering Firms (interested)
• Fire Departments (nope)
• Fire Equipment and Systems Design & Sales (interested)
• Government (maybe)
• Hospitals and Health Care Facilities (maybe)
• Insurance Industry (maybe)
• Light and Heavy Manufacturing (maybe)
• Research & Testing Laboratories (interested)
• Universities & Colleges (nope)
• Entertainment Industry (nope)
• Forensic Investigations (exciting)

Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of engineering that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. woohoo. Doesn't that sound exciting.

See why I am leaning more towards Fire Protection Engineering. It sounds mroe exciting. I will probably end up with a degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in fire protection. Or maybe I will get my masters in fire protection. Now that would be COOL!!! Such fun. Time will tell.
UNC (9-2) plays at Virgina Tech (10-5) tonight at 7:30.
Go Tar Heels!
The dress is okay. I like it, but it is not my absolute favorite.
However, this picture is so much fun!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Beautiful Britishness.
Hang on to you
And I'll hang on to you
'Cos you're stronger and you keep me from falling
And you brighten the world with your beauty
Keep me closer I'm calling
Looking out like a little child
Holding tight when it all gets wild
And I'll hang on to you
Nothing in this world will see me through
Only you
And I'll hang on to you
Everyday I live, I give to You
And your love it is true
I feel stronger and I'm happy to know you
'Cos you shine like the sun and you're brighter
Than the darkness that's falling
Nothing in this world could ever take your place
Happiness is found in your holy face
In your warm embrace
My Glorious
God is bigger than the air I breathe
The world we'll leave
God will save the day and all will say
My glorious!
Parts of Psalm 31

5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth

7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
for you saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.

9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and my body with grief.

10 My life is consumed by anguish

and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,
and my bones grow weak.

14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, "You are my God."

15 My times are in your hands;

24 Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the LORD.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

I particularly love this last one because of the silhouettes of the trees on the bottom. Doesn't it just take your breath away?!? Sunrises and Sunsets are a wonder. I should really watch more sunsets. I just love how the darkness sort of creeps in. You aren't expecting it and you look back and the sky behind you is dark. So you look back towards the sun sinking beyond the horizon and the sky has shifted and changed again into even more beautiful colors. And then it is over and the sky goes black and suddenly you realize that is has gotten much colder and you need to go put on a jacket.
The heavens declare the glories of God, the skys proclaim the work of his hands.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

I love this movie!!!
I love Julie Andrews!!!
Bright - Julie Andrews in a sun costume.
Sneaky - Julie Andrews in a snake costume.
Thank you Jack and Jared for those wonderful dashing apples answers.

Captain von Trapp: It's the dress. You'll have to put on another one before you meet the children.
Maria: But I don't have another one. When we entered the abbey our worldly clothes were given to the poor.
Captain von Trapp: What about this one?
Maria: The poor didn't want this one.

Captain von Trapp: Fraulein Maria, did I say that bedtime is to be strictly observed in this household?
Maria: Yes, well the children were scared of the thunderstorm and... You did, sir.
Captain von Trapp: And do you or do you not have trouble following these simple instructions?
Maria: Only during thunderstorms.
I saw this online and thought it was interesting. Liesl--Charmian Carr
Friedrich--Nicholas Harmond
Louisa--Heather Menzies
Kurt--Duane Chase
Brigitta--Angela Cartwright
Marta--Debbie Turner
Gretl--Kym Karath
Top row, L-R: Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies (Lousia), Duane Chase (Kurt)
Bottom row, L-R: Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta), Kym Karath (Gretl)
Psalm 105:4
Search for the Lord and for His strength, and keep on searching.
I had asked Mrs. Taylor to make me stuffed shells on Monday night jokingly because I know she hasn't made them in forever and wouldn't be able to whip them out of thin air. So I was craving Italian food. I called my mother last night and she was planning on making spaghetti and meatballs, but I had already told Stef I was coming to her house for dinner. So I said woohoo, I will just bring it for lunch to work tomorrow and all will be well. Well, I arrive at the Hornors and Stef tells me we are making dinner and we are making Cheese Stuffed Manicotti with Red sauce and Garlic Bread. I practically danced around the kitchen. We had a blast stuffing the long tube shells with a mixture of mozzarella cheese (2 cups), Ricotta cheese (1 lb - 16 oz - 1 pint - 2 cups), salt (1/4 of a teaspoon), italian bread crumbs (1/4 of a cup), and parsley (1/4 of a cup). I love doing stuff with Stef because I end up laughing almost the whole time I am there. It is always relaxing. She makes me take life lighter and appreciate all that I have. She's a great friend. :) I know I wouldn't be the same person if I had never known Stef. I definitely would take life a lot more seriously. Yay for Stef. And I also love cooking at the Hornors because Mrs. Hornor loves me because I measure ingredients and time how long things have been cooking. Heh.
Mom I have to make this for dinner sometime soon. It is delicious. What are we doing Friday? Can I cook then? We can have garlic bread and Manicotti.
Oh, how I love Italian food!!!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Oh and I added Luke as a link.
Please, go comment on the little brother's site.
And I said what about movies with Stephanie...
Favorite quote from the holidays:
Greg Taylor came over to my house on December 28th with his family to play games like old times.

"I was thinking about you and Luke on Christmas day and I thought I bet Faith would be perfectly happy if she didn't get to open all of her presents, but got to keep all of Lukes. "

Haha. And the funny thing is he is right. :) I probably would have been absolutely happy with every one of Luke's presents. I just love to play with things, especially toys (and especially when you can light them on fire and burn them or throw things at them - oh and I like to build things too - haha (legos and tinkertoys and lincoln logs)).
That Greg Taylor is my second favorite younger brother. :)
He makes me laugh.

Thank God for the Taylors.
We went over there last night to play games. Sarah and Luke defeated Anna, Hayley, and Rachel and I in Dread Pirate. I don't like games where you have to roll dice to see if you win or lose. I like games that take thought!!! But it was pretty fun for a chance game. Haha. It was just fun to sit around and laugh like the old days. Then we played dutch blitz until we all didn't care anymore. I wanted to play rummy, but no one else did so we played six months of payday. Woohoo. What an easy game. Sarah always ends up a month behind everyone. We played six months and combined October and November to make a new month - Noctober.
Happy Noctober everyone.
Thanks to Mrs. Taylor for the delicious dinner. And the wonderful snacks of cheese and crackers and nutty buddies. :)

Also thanks to my mother for making my favorite green beans on Sunday and the rest of that delicious meal!!! I love food. LOVE FOOD. And thank you to Mrs. Shelton for feeding me again that night with her cute little scoops.
Romans 8:31 - 39
"If God is for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that
neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.