Thursday, 30 August 2012

Davy Crockett Quotes

 Kathryn from Chatty Kathy gave me an idea to do a post on quotes. Mine our going to be all from Davy Crockett.
" I'm plum flutterated"
" He busted up my concentratin' "
" Be sure your right then go ahead"

The last quote is actully a song witch I will put on here too.
Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Faithful Fridays~When A Girl Goes Out

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through 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 working through a bible study called Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale. You can read Beautiful Girlhood on Timeless Truths and listen to it on Books Should Be Free. We are also working through the companion guide by Shelly Noonan and Kimberly Zach.

Today I learned about when a girl goes out what they should do. I learned that you should wear modest and simple clothes, don't wear crazy hair and not put on lots of make-up. You should not flirt or try to get a guys attention. Just act normal, dress modest and just mind your own business, don't try to get everyones attention. If you live a pure and virtuous life you will be far more happier and you will get more respect from people.

When a Girl Goes Out

Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale, chapter 20
“I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.”* (Proverbs 4:11)
I had gone out with Betty and Jean, two very dear young friends of mine, and we were comfortably settled in our places in the streetcar when an exclamation from Betty made me look up. Coming into the car was a group of girls led by a pretty young creature yet in her teens. It was she who had called out the exclamation of my little friends. She greeted them cordially, and they introduced her to me as a schoolmate whom they had not met for nearly a year. While the girls talked I could observe the new girl and her comrades. All of them had their cheeks painted red and their lips a deeper crimson than nature ever intended. Their dresses were cut in the latest fad and were startling in appearance, while extravagance in their general manners was very noticeable. They were giggling and simpering, purposely calling attention to themselves and enjoying that attention, in every way showing themselves to be silly, vain creatures. As well as I knew Betty and Jean, I found myself wondering if I had been mistaken in them, and if this was the type of girls they chose as friends, if in their hearts they were like this. The conversation lagged, and I caught my girls watching me with furtive glances as if trying to fathom my thoughts.
When we stood again on the street the girls turned to me with flashing eyes and flushed cheeks and said almost in one breath, “I hope you do not think for one minute that we approve of those girls. We were glad to see Belle after such a long time, but she used to be just like we are. What has changed her so? Why, she looks and acts like a bad girl.”
My mind was relieved as to Betty and Jean’s ideals, but I could not refrain from pitying the girl who had brought upon herself their disapproval, and not only theirs, but that of every right-thinking person. No girl need to be classed among the purest and truest of women, who appears on the street as Belle and her companions had appeared. A girl is generally taken at her face value; that is, she is thought to be just what she appears to be. Some people will take time to know her as she is; but the great majority pass judgment on appearances only. Nor are they far wrong in doing so. There are not many of us who can for any long time keep up a false appearance. Our real selves will show through.
The time was when girls did not go out on the street and in public places as they do now. Even today in some Oriental countries the women are kept secluded, and shut away from the eyes of all but their own family. When the Western nations broke away from these old customs of seclusion, they still kept their wives and daughters away from public life. But all that is changed now, and women and girls go upon the street and in public places as freely as do the men. This change in customs gives the girls many outlets for their energies and efforts that formerly were closed to them; but it also gives them many more temptations. You who are living through a beautiful girlhood want to know how to use these new opportunities and yet escape the temptations that they bring.
When a girl dresses to go on the street she should prepare herself in becoming dress, being neither untidy nor conspicuous for the brightness and gaudiness of her clothes. She should remember that upon the street she meets all kinds of people, and among them will be some who would put an evil construction upon any carelessness in this respect. It is for her protection and good name that we would insist upon a street dress that is modest and unassuming. The more simple the street dress the better it is. Also, her hair should be done in a simple manner and such as is becoming to her face and years. She should strive to look just what she is, a quiet, unassuming girl going about her own affairs.
The cheeks and lips painted a scarlet beyond anything nature would ever give is bad taste at any time, and is an index to a vain and foolish heart, and will not be found in beautiful girlhood. Good health and perfect cleanliness will bring a rosiness and flush to both cheek and lip that is far more beautiful than anything that can be rubbed on.
When the girl is on the street or in public places she should never laugh nor talk loudly. To do so will only call upon her undesirable attention and criticism, and it is a sign of vulgarity. A real lady will not do so. Neither will she be giggling and simpering, nor in any of her conduct will she seek to draw attention to herself. She will not act boisterous nor rowdy, nor keep the company of those who so act. There will be something about her which is a reproof to those who would be boisterous.
A girl should never loiter about public places when she has no business calling her there. If she does so, she is forced into temptation and made an object of criticism, which will in time bring her into very undesirable situations. One girl, a very young girl, who had formed the habit of loitering about a depot at train time, picking up a conversation with some of the men she met there (thinking only of the fun there was in it), had the following experience:
One day a gentleman alighted from a train which was to wait for the passengers to eat. He began walking up and down the platform. He was fine looking and soon attracted the attention of this girl. She watched him furtively out of the corner of her eye, coughed a little, and laughed merrily and a trifle loudly with a group of her acquaintances; but at first he paid no attention. This piqued her, and she made more ardent efforts to attract his attention; for her companions were teasing her about her failure to “land her catch.” Her power of attraction was being tested.
At last he noticed, turned, and sought her out and came directly to her, her foolish little heart was all in a flutter at her success. She meant to do no more than to chat with him a few moments, and by so doing satisfy her vanity as to her attractiveness, and clear herself of the charge of weakness the girls had teasingly made.
“My dear girl,” he said, tipping his hat, “have you a mother at home?”
“Why, yes,” the girl stammered.
“Then go to her and tell her to keep you with her until you learn how you ought to behave in a public place,” and saying this he turned and left her in confusion and shame. It was a hard rebuke; but this man had told her only what every pure-minded man and woman was thinking. Girls can hardly afford to call down upon themselves such severe criticism.
A young man was walking down the street of a small city intent only upon his own affairs; but he happened to be good-looking, and a group of schoolgirls spied him. One of them expressed her decision to make his acquaintance and find out who he was. She and her companions walked rapidly and overtook him, and passed him, laughing merrily and managing to catch his eye as they passed. Then they loitered till he had to pass them in getting to the corner, when he turned off on purpose to avoid them. They followed him and passed him again, and this time the girl who was leading the attack was more bold in catching his eye, and with a glance challenged him to speak.
He saw the challenge and flushed. He had sisters at home, and had been taught by a good mother the proper respect for women. Stopping, he addressed her with a smile that was not merry, and she, thinking she was about to accomplish her foolish design, waited for him to speak. He said, “My young friend, you are not a bad girl, but you are acting like one. It is only a little way on the path you are going to where you will be what you pretend to be now. Promise me that you will never, as long as you live, do as you have done this evening, but that you will be a true woman.” He waited a little for her to answer, turning his head so as not to see the painful flush on her face, for he was right, she was not a bad girl, just a silly one.
“I promise you,” she said faintly, and he turned and passed on, and the group of humbled girls hurried home.
If all men were as these two gentlemen, girls would not be in the danger that they are in from an unguarded act; but these were exceptions. While they set the girls back to right paths, too many would have led them on to lower depths.
There is no more beautiful adornment to womanly character than purity, and the girl does well to see that everything that concerns her dress and behavior when away from her home on the street or otherwise in the eyes of the public, is pure, clean, modest, and quiet. Though she should have to pass by many things that other girls count good times, she will in the end be far happier.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Wacky Wednesdays~His "Brother"

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, follow me and put a link to your blog.
My brother Jacob has a imaginary brother well, actully, a whole family. Jacob's brother's name is Bang! We think he named him bang was because Bang was always hammering our roof. Well the story got bigger and bigger. Now Bang works for my dad's boss hauling grain, Bang's mom had 10,000 babies yesterday and they are all living in our house! There is alot more about the story but I forget most of it. But it is still really cute listening to Jacob telling us about his "brother".

Monday, 20 August 2012

Telus World Of Science

 Sorry I have not posted for a long time! We were busying at VBS last week. This year was my first year being a crew helper! I had an awesome time.
 Yesterday we went to Telus World Of Science because our news on TV had this colour the weather contest and it was for a free family pass to TWOS. My brothers and I entered and we all got one. Here are the pictures of us there.
Me seeing how fast my heart beats

Me and Jacob in the airplane in the play center

See that plastic ball with the green ball? Well that is water!

Me as an astronaut

Guess what that is? It is a cow tongue!!! They had other tongues but the picture I took of them went blurry for some reason. Oh, and the small jar next to it is a dog tongue.

That night we went to the park. Well really we went to our towns new water park but it was broken! But at least there was a park right next to it.

Then after the park we went to McDonald's for a ice cream cone because at the County Fair they had different kinds of contest and everyone wins a free ice cream cone even if they don't win.
That was our Sunday.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

County Fair 2012

 Our town had it's county fair yesterday. It was tons of fun! My mom, my brothers and me all entered in stuff. I entered about 23 things and won 95$ in prize money! I don't have very many pictures of what I entered but here is some pictures of some of it. I will do another post for the other stuff I didn't show now.
I won first place on my vanilla chocolate cookies in both categories. One was a contest for the best Robin Hood flour snack and first place is 15$ (normal first place here is 5$) and I won it!

Here are the vegetables that I put in. The ribbons on the table are for my large zucchini (2nd), small zucchini (1st) and for my wild fruit collection (1st).
Here is some the stuff we got to do.
My brothers made "hobby" horses (I am not sure what you call these horses but that is what the fair called them) to race in the hobby horse race. There is Jacob's horse. We didn't get any pictures of the race sadly.

They always have a dog agility contest at our fair and they always ask the kids to do barrel racing with the dog. They don't ride the dog but the kids have to run around the barrels. My brothers both went to do it. Sadly my mom didn't take any pictures of them racing again.

They had a little rodeo stuff too. I think this was steer sorting.

More sorting.

And that was our day at our town 2012 county fair. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Jacob's Teeth

 My little brother Jacob lost his first 2 teeth on the 7th and this morning! The first tooth went down the drain because he was brushing his teeth and when he spat out the toothpaste the tooth went down with it. Then he went to my mom to show her how clean his teeth were when she saw his missing tooth and thought that is what he came to tell her. Well it wasn't, he didn't even know his tooth was gone! Even though he didn't get to see his tooth, he was still pretty excited that he had lost his first tooth.
And then this morning he made rice crispy bars for the county fair and he was eating what was left in the bowl. He was chewing when he said "That is way to hard. I can't bite into that." , so he threw it back into the bowl. Well I looked at it and it didn't look like a rice crispy, well it wasn't. It was his other lose tooth! Then he was really happy that he lost another tooth.
Here is picture of him with his 2 front teeth missing. (Do you see the rice crispy on the left side of his mouth?)

And here is his cute little tooth. Trust me, it is not that big in person.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Wacky Wednesday~Why?

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.

A. Why shouldn't you believe a person in bed?
Q. Because he is lying

A.Why is the longest human nose on record only 11 inches?
Q. Because if it were 12 inches long it would be a foot.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Photo Challenge

I am entering a photo challenge at the Photography Club.

Blog button

Here is my picture.

And sorry I haven't been posting much. It is because our county fair is coming up and I have been getting all my stuff ready to enter.
God bless,

Friday, 3 August 2012

Faithful Fridays~A Girl's Ornaments

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through 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 working through a bible study called Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale. You can read Beautiful Girlhood on Timeless Truths and listen to it on Books Should Be Free. We are also working through the companion guide by Shelly Noonan and Kimberly Zach.
Today I learned about dressing modest. Here are some bible verses about dressing modest.

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
1 Peter 3:3-6

in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
1 Timothy 2:9-10

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7

Read these verses and ask yourself these questions.
  • Are my clothes modest?
  • Do they reveal to much?
  • Do I like to startle or cause a stir?
  • Would a modest woman wear this?
  • Could I give boys/men the wrong idea with this item of clothing?
  • Am I doing my duty in allowing/wearing this particular garment?
  • Am I safe from base comments in wearing this?

A Girl’s Ornaments

Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale, chapter 19
“Whose adorning [let it be] the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.”(1 Peter 3:3-4)
The girl is the woman to be, and girlhood is the dressing room for womanhood. The perfect woman has graces and powers of body, mind, and soul that make her able to be the mother of men and to guide them into the right paths of life. Her example and influence are unbounded, not only in her own home but in society in general. No girl can come to this perfect womanhood unless she uses the opportunities of girlhood rightly. If she does not develop a healthy, active body she is handicapped through all her life. If she does not come to womanhood with a mind and soul that are clean and clear and properly directed she cannot rightly fill her place. A vain, silly, giddy woman is just as unfitted for the responsibilities of life in mind and soul as a sick woman is in body. A right attitude toward her dress will not only help a girl to grow strong and vigorous in body, but will aid her in growing strong and beautiful in mind and soul.
Let us always keep in mind that the perfect woman is a Christian woman. To be a true Christian is to take the path in life that was mapped out for us in the life of Christ and to show daily in life and manners the graces and the spirit of Christ. He was “meek and lowly in heart,” (Matthew 11:29) and showed always the opposite of vanity and pride. Paul speaks to Christian women of the “ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.” And the girl who is growing into a perfect woman is noticed for her kindness, sympathy, gentleness, sweetness of spirit, and her willingness to be of service. There is about her a humility that makes you feel that she does not despise you and think you below her, that she is rather thinking of your happiness than her own personal appearance.
These beautiful graces—kindness, sympathy, humility, gentleness, purity—are the real ornaments of beautiful girlhood. But it is in the ornaments that clothe and beautify her soul and mind that make her a lovable and desirable creature who carries happiness and cheer wherever she goes. Seek first the more beautiful inner ornaments and then clothe the body so that those more important ornaments are not hidden.
Your clothes should not be conspicuous among your comrades, either as old-fashioned or odd, nor as being smart and daring. It is not a trait of beautiful girlhood to expose the person in a way to call forth coarse remarks and criticisms. It is impossible to point out certain things that are wrong, for a fad that is causing strong comment today may in a few years be forgotten, but this principle always holds good: that our girls who are striving for a beautiful girlhood and a clean and useful womanhood should always dress so as to appear modest and quiet and inconspicuous in their environments. The same thing is true of the use of jewelry and any ornaments. For a girl to be wearing jewelry and gems gives her an appearance of pride and haughtiness that is not at all in keeping with a Christlike spirit nor with a girlhood beautiful. To drape herself with jewelry makes her appear silly and vain. But any girl can easily settle these matters for herself if she will keep in mind that her business is always to keep in evidence the true ornaments of mind and soul and then be careful that in clothing and beautifying her body, she does not dim her more precious ornaments.
There is yet another angle regarding dress that our girls should keep in mind. Good girls behaving as they should are one of the strongest influences for good in the lives of their boy associates, and every girl striving for a clean and beautiful girlhood should not in dress or action do that which in any way lowers her in the estimation of clean-minded boys, nor causes her to become a temptation to those who are weak.