Thursday, 28 June 2012

Faithful Fridays~An Accomplished Girl

Sorry I wasn't here last week! But I am here today!

 Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
 My mom and I are going thourgh a bible study called Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale. We are also working through the companion guide by Shelley Noonan and Kimberly Zach. You can listen to Beautiful Girlhood on Books Should Be Free and read it on Timeless Truths.
 Today I learned about an accomplished girl and how to be one. Here is some verses from the bible that explain what an accomplished girl (woman) is.

10Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:10-31

An Accomplished Girl

“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”* (Proverbs 31:27)
I read in the society column of a paper the praises of somebody’s daughter in which she was referred to as an accomplished young woman, and the reason given for calling her by this high-sounding term lay in the fact that she could sing well, spoke three languages, was active in social work, etc. I could but smile as I read; for from my point of view these are not the accomplishments a girl needs the most. Such things are good in their place, and if girl can gain them she is fortunate; but the best accomplishments are in the reach of every energetic, enterprising girl.
First of all a girl should know how to keep house. She should not only know how a room should look after it is put in order, but she should by actually doing it know the work necessary in bringing that condition about. She should know how to make beds, sweep and dust, and other hard work necessary to keeping a house in order. It should not be below her dignity to know the use of the scrub brush and mop. Though she may not do the work regularly, she should know how and be able to fill the place when necessary.
The girl should be able to cook good, nourishing meals. It is not enough that she can make fudge and salad and cake. She should be able to cook vegetables and meats in an appetizing manner.
The girl should be able to launder her own clothes, and do it well. The steam will not ruin her complexion, nor will her hands be spoiled by the process. And she will have a great deal more sympathy for the one whose life is made up of hard work if she occasionally feels the backache that comes from this kind of labor.
Our girl should know how to sew, and to mend. It takes time and patience to learn these things, but it pays in the long run. There are few girls who have never come to a time when these things were necessary.
The girl may plead that she does not need to do this kind of work, that her father is able to hire it all done. That may be true; but it is also true that many girls who began life in just such an easy way have come to circumstances where help could not be hired. I shall never forget the discomfiture of one dear girl who had become quite accomplished on other lines, but had not learned these homely arts, and did not begin to learn them until she had two small children to care for. Small help her music and other accomplishments were then. She needed just the things we have been talking about now.
Our accomplished girl should know how to take care of her own body, keeping it clean and in a healthy condition. All her learning will be of little service if she is sickly and weak.
Our girl should learn some useful way of wage-earning, so that in case of necessity she will be able to make her own way. Such things happen in life, when the strongest bars are taken away and the girl all sheltered from danger and hardship is pushed out by the hand of fate, and if she is not able to do something that will bring her a livelihood her lot is a sad one.
And every girl should have a education in business, or at least an understanding of common business methods. Many are the women who face the world in terror because they must do business and have no idea of how it is done.
These things I have been talking about constitute, it seems to me, a real foundation for true accomplishments, and all that a girl can learn over and above these is that much to her praise and credit. She should know how to entertain. According to her place in life she should be able to be hostess to her friends and those who come within her gates, and do it with ease and grace.
Although girls of today are entering open doors of opportunity everywhere, becoming teachers, businesswomen, and social leaders, yet most of them will after all in time become homemakers and mothers. And since this is the life work of the many, ought not they all to be accomplished in those things they will need the most? Since practically all girls have a home to learn these things in, ought they not to take advantage of their opportunities? The world will call the woman accomplished who can take her place in the social life and work of the world, but let us not forget these homely accomplishments which are the real foundations of woman’s work and place in life.


 I felt like writing about history today! So today I will talk about the Alamo because it goes good with the post about Davy Crockett because he died there. So here are the 10 facts.
  1. The Alamo is in San Antonio, Texas USA
  2. It was founded in 1718 as a Spanish mission for the purpose of Christianizing the Indians indigenous to the area.
  3. The fight was between Mexians and Texians.
  4. They were fighting because Texians drove the all Mexians troops out of Mexian Texas several months earlyer.
  5. Leaders for Texas were William Travis and James Bowie.
  6. The leader for Mexico was Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
  7. The fight started on Febuary 23, 1836
  8. The fight ended March 6, 1836
  9. Only 2 Texians lived.
  10. Here are some shows about the Alamo
  • The Immortal Alamo
  • Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier
  • The Alamo
  • And the was another show called The Alamo

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Wacky Wednesdays~Did You Hear?

 So I put the poll on the side of my blog for Wacky Wednesdays and it was 7 yes's and 0 no's. So I am going to do it!

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like jokes, something that someone said, a song or just anything that is funny. If you want to do Wacky Wednesdays you can right click on the picture, click "save picture as" and that way it will be in your computer. The rules are that you have to comment on a Wacky Wednesdays post and say that you are doing it and put a link to your blog.
 So today I am just going to do some jokes from a joke book that I have been reading. The book is called Biggest Riddle Book In The World by Joseph Rosenbloom.

 Q. Did you hear the story about the skunk?
 A. Never mind, it stinks.

Q. Did you hear the story about the germ?
A. Never mind, I don't want to spread it.

Q. Did you hear the story about the burp?
A. Never mind, there is no sense repeating it.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Davy Crockett

 My mom gave me a great idea of writing about history on my blog because I LOVE history. So I am going to do it! I won't make a day for it like Wacky Wednesdays and Faithful Fridays, I will just try to do it once a week. I will do 10 facts about it or who every time.
So today I will talk about Davy Crockett because we just rented the movie from the library and bought the full TV series on eBay.
  1. Born on August 17, 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee.
  2. Parents John Crockett and Rebecca Hawkins.
  3. Davy Crockett was of Irish, English, Scottish and French-Huguenot ancestry.
  4. On August 16, 1806, he got married to Mary (Polly) Finley in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
  5. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter. John Wesley Crockett on July 10, 1807, William Finley Crockett in 1809 and Margaret Finley Polly Crockett in 1812.
  6. Polly died in 1815 and he got remarried to widow Elizabeth Patton in 1815. They had 3 children Robert, Rebecca and Matilda.
  7. He was a political man.
  8. He decided to go fight against the Spanish at the Alamo. He went there on February 8, 1836.
  9. The final attack at the Alamo was on March 6, 1836 and they all died.
  10. Davy Crockett was 50 years old when he died at the Alamo. 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

I'm Back!

 As you know we were at family camp this weekend and we just got back today. It was tons of fun!!! There was canoes, paddle boats and kayaks to go boating in and swimming of course in the lake. We got to sleep in a cabin. Here are some pictures from there.
The cabin that we were sleeping in was right next to the lake, bathrooms and kitchen.

 Here is my dad and Ben going on one of the paddle boats.

And here is my dad and I going paddle boating trying to help Jacob get back to shore.

 There was mini golf and the boys loved it!

There were a bunch of minnows in the lake

Jacob found a dead one

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Should I?

 On the side of my blog you will see that poll that says Should I do Wacky Wednesdays? Wacky Wednesdays is a day when you put on funny stuff like funny pictures, jokes, something that someone said or just anything that is funny. And anybody will be allowed to join. So please anwser the question on the side. Oh, by the way I won't be here for Faithful Fridays because we are at family camp. So please look at Joy's blog Doodle Bug for her Faithful Fridays post. I will be back Sunday night posting about family camp. (By the way, I made Wacky Wednesdays)

Hundred More Years

I rented Francesca Battistelli's not so new cd, Hundred More Years, from our library. I just love it! I annoy my mom because she doesn't like This Is The Stuff so I sing it to her all the time. I think it is an awesome song! Here are my favourite songs from that cd.

This Is The Stuff

Motion Of Mercy

Emily (It's Love)

And the main song in this cd, Hundred More Years

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Family Camp Getting Ready

 This Friday we are going to homeschool family camp. I can't wait!! There is canoes, paddle boats, we get to sleep in a cabin, a fire until 11:30 and more! I love packing, I don't know why. Here is all the stuff that I packed.
  • My clothes
  • My swimsuit
  • My sunglasses
  • My diary
  • My bible
  • My book that I am reading (Winter Is Not Forever by Janette Oke)
  • My mp3
  • A hair scrunchy
  • My toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair brush
  • My purse
It seems like alot but it is not. I will do a post after we get back which will probably be on Sunday. If not then Monday.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Go West Young Donkey

 We had to sell Little Joe because our other donkeys are in heat and he might try to hurt the babies. Well the other night we get a phone call from BC and she said she is going to buy him. This morning she picked him up. (it actually wasn't her it was a lady that picks up and delivers horses, donkeys and mules) She came around 7:30 a.m.
Here are the pictures of him leaving.

Little Joe wasn't so sure of going in the trailer

 He finally decided to go in

He finally made it in and was happy because he got hay

And he is off to BC

 Today is also Father's Day! So Happy Father's Day to all dads and may God bless you. My dad sure got spoiled today.

I made the card, (which I think is not in the picture) the chokecherry jelly and I bought the chocolate.

 We also went to church at the old folk's home today. It went really good but we were late so we couldn't help set up. But we did help gather the song books at the end. Next time I think we will be early, maybe.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Faithful Fridays~Friendships

 Today is Friday already! There has been so much happening this week that time just flied by.
 Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
 My mom and I got to do Beautiful Girlhood this week finally. We are working through the companion guide by Shelley Noonan and Kimberly Zach. You can listen to Beautiful Girlhood on Books Should Be Free and read it on Timeless Truths.
 Today I learned about the characteristics of a godly friendship. These bible verses give us an example of that kind of friendship.

Proverbs 14:7
Go from the presence of a foolish man,
When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

Proverbs  27: 6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Proverbs 27:9
Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

1 Thessalonians 5;15
See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone,
but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

Ephesians 4:29-32
And here is the chapter that we did today.


“A friend loveth at all times.”* (Proverbs 17:17)
Friendship is a wonderful thing. The love of friendship is often stronger than the love of brotherhood and sisterhood. There is a cord of tenderness and appreciation binding those who are friends which is lovely beyond words to express it. Every truehearted girl loves her friends with a devotion that beautifies her life and enlarges her heart. She who is unable to be true in friendship has little of value in her.
A friendship does not grow up spontaneously. It must have a good soil in which to take root, good seed from which to start, and care and cultivation, in order to become its best. The good soil is sincerity and truth coupled with kindness and affection. The good seed is love and appreciation. And it must be watched closely that no weeds of jealousy or envy creep in, and the soil must be constantly stirred by kind acts, words of appreciation and affection, and mutual admiration. There dare be no selfish interests nor evil suspicions in true friendship. The smallest bit of mistrust will blight it like frost. Friendship is tender, but it is beautiful.
An old friend is more to be prized than a new one. The longer friendship stands the stronger it becomes, if it be the genuine kind. New friends spring up and fall away, but old friends cling to you through all. Hold fast your old friends, and those who have been friends to your father before you. They have your interests at heart. They will judge kindly when new friends condemn.
A person is made better or worse by his friends. If they are well chosen and faithful they build up and make strong the best that is in one; but if they are unwisely chosen they drag down and destroy all that is pure within. For a man will be like his friends. Show me the friends of a girl, those whom she most appreciates, and I will tell you what kind of girl she is though I never see her. Good girls have friends who are pure, noble, sincere. Girls who are careless of their deportment and reputation have just the other kind. You will find them seeking friends among those who are light-minded. A girl cannot rise higher than the level of her friends. Either they will lift her up, or she will descend to their level.
A girl should have many friends, but only a very few intimate friends. There is an inner circle into which a girl with true womanly instinct cannot invite many. Her nature is such that she must have a confidant, one to whom she feels free to tell out her heart’s deepest secrets; but she is foolish indeed who tries to be thus confidential with many. The safest girl is the one who makes her mother her most confidential friend.
Every girl wants a chum. A chum used in the right way is a good thing in any girl’s life. But there is a chumminess that is detrimental in the extreme. When a chum comes into a girl’s heart closer than any other person, and to that chum is told every little secret, not only of the teller, but of her family also, and into her ears is poured out every bit of gossip and slander the girl hears, that chum is a detriment. When two girls plan together against the laws and management of their homes, vowing undying fidelity to each other in their secrets, chums become a menace indeed.
But when two girls can be understanding friends, each able to go to the other for help and encouragement, and whose plans and lives are kept open for the inspection of interested mothers, such friendships are good.
Fickleness in friendship is a common girlish fault. Youth changes so fast that she who pleases for a while soon becomes dull. For a few weeks or months the vials of love and devotion are poured out on the chosen chum, and then in a moment of misunderstanding the cords are broken, and in another day bound upon another friend. To the new friend are poured out all the secrets gained from the old friend, and so the gossip grows. A girl who will become “miffed” with her friend, and tell what she has sacredly promised to keep is not worthy of being called a friend.
Some girls take their girlhood friendships too seriously. They allow a sentimental love to bind itself around a chum so that a few weeks of separation may cause “oceans of tears” to be shed. The red-eyed one goes about feeling herself a martyr to love, when she is only enjoying a foolish sentiment. In friendship be sensible.
When girls have friends among the men and boys, even more care should be used in their selection and treatment than when with girls. There is only a small margin between the love of friendship and romance, and what the girl may have begun only as friendship may develop into something more serious.
Again, if a girl will make herself too familiar in her friendships with the other sex, she is liable to give them a wrong conception of her. She may appear to them to be only a “good fellow,” and they may interpret that appellation to mean that she has let down some of her womanly guards and does not expect to be treated with the deference and respect usually given to good women. Any girl is in a dangerous position when she gets this reputation.
When girls work and play with men and boys, as they all will do sometime or other, they should be sociable, friendly, even jolly in their association together, but never should girls forget that it is their place to avoid and resent any bold familiarity, and that every true man or boy will respect them for keeping up their guards.
True friendship will never ask a woman to step down from her womanly dignity and discretion. She holds her honor and her appearance of honor higher than everything else.
My dear friend, choose your friends carefully, and keep them loyal. While you are kind to those who have fallen, remember that it is not for you, a young girl, to raise them up by seeking their company. You are too easily drawn away yourself. Let your friends be chosen from among those whom you can admire and emulate, that is, those whose conversation and deportment will lead you up instead of down. Keep in mind, of course, the two classes of friends, that outward group to whom you are always sociable and friendly and the inner group with whom you become really intimate. One should be friends with those who need friendship even if they are not so desirable, but no girl can become intimate with people of low standards and morals without becoming contaminated. If you are a young Christian, seek out friends among those who are longer in the service and keep out of the company of those who draw your mind away from things that are right.
Old friends of your parents who have proved themselves true in all circumstances in the past, respect and cherish also, though they may seem queer and out of fashion now. Those who have loved and advised your father and your mother will be all the more careful in advising you. Though they be plain people and little used to the things common to you, listen to them and use their advice as far as you can.
Be a true friend yourself. Never let it be said that in you was placed confidence that was not deserved. “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly.”*
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Romans 12:10
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Prize

 Sorry I haven't done a post for a while. I felt like taking a break from blogging. But now I am back.
 This store called UFA (it is a farmers store that I think is really only in Alberta) has a day called Farmer's Day and they have a colouring contest to win a toy barn every year. So my brothers and I entered. Yesterday we get a phone call from UFA and my mom answered it knowing why they were calling but she didn't know who won. Well she answered it and it was me who had won!!! It is like a 80$ wood toy barn. And it is huge! Here are some pictures of it.

Here it is from the front

Here it is inside. The roof comes off.

And here it is from the other side inside 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Now Jennie Had Her Baby!

 Yesterday my mom and I were in the barn. She was feeding the chickens and I was playing with Jemima. I stood up and looked in the other stall and there was Jenny laying down. I thought that's weird that she is laying down this time of the day in the barn. But when I looked closer she was just finishing giving birth! I was speechless when I saw it. But finally I maneged to say "Oh my goodness. There is a baby!" My mom looked up from what she was doing and said "What?!" The baby's back feet were just coming out when we saw her. It is a girl so we will name her Polly after Polly Crockett. Warning: There is pictures of the end of the birth.

There is Jennie cleaning Polly while Polly is coming out

There is Polly just about out

 Here she is standing up for the first time


Polly today laying down

 And here is a collage I did of her on PicMonkey

Monday, 4 June 2012

PicMonkey Collage

 I know I have talked about PicMonkey before but now they have it so that you can make collages now! Here are some of mine that I made. (My header picture above I made from PicMonkey's new collages)

 Here is one that I made the pic's on PicMonkey then I made it into a collage

And here is little Jemima

Hint: On the last collage and the header picture I added words but there is a special way of doing it. I made the collage then I saved the picture and then I went back to PicMonkey and clicked edit picture uploaded the collage picture so that I can put words on it. 
 You should really check it out!


  I can't believe that Jemima is already a week old yesterday! It seems like just yesterday Ben ran in yelling that someone had a baby. Well here are some pictures of her from yesterday.

Here is a side view of her

And now you can kind of see her face.(Sorry that the chicken bum is in the picture)

Friday, 1 June 2012

Faithful Fridays~ Letting Go

 It is already Friday! It seems like I just did a Faithful Fridays post. But anyway.
 Faithful Fridays is a day to share your faith, a song, a bible verse or anything that God has put on your heart to share. If you want to start Faithful Fridays go on Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and button.
I know I am suppose to do Beautiful Girlhood but my mom and I didn't get to do it this week so I am going to do a song that will go good with last weeks post
Francessca Batistelli is a christain singer that I like to listen to. She has this song that is called I'm Letting Go. It is about letting go of all your plans and dreams that you had for your life and letting God take care of your life. You can still daydream because you can't stop a girl from doing that but let God lead you where he wants you to go because He loves us and He doesn't want to hurt us.
A man's heart plans his way,  But the LORD directs his steps.
Proverbs 16:9