Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Things You Find In Your Fridge

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays that you have to follow me and comment saying that you are doing it.
The other morning I was going into are fridge to get butter for my toast. Well I opened it and reached for the butter when I saw a TV controler in there with peanut butter on it! I didn't know where it came from at first but then I remembered that Ben accidently dropped his toast on it the night before and we put it in the fridge so that the peanut butter would get hard so that we could just peel it off. But I was tired so I didn't remember right then.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


Now this was a long time ago but it is still very interesting.  On July 15 in the morning I just woke and I was just going to start getting dressed when it sounded like wind was blowing on my door. But then I heard someone say Becky. I was like what on earth then I said "What is it" then I heard my dad say "There is a baby donkey"! I ran out of there like a lightning bolt I SO EXCITED! It was raining all night and still raining that morning so the baby was all wet. When I got out there, there he was with his tongue sticking out I thought but then I dad said something was wrong with his lip.

After a while of trying to figure it out what was wrong with his mouth my mom e-mailed that picture above to our friend that has lots of horses to see if she knew. She thought it might have been a PROLAPSED lip.  Meaning, some kind of trauma during birth caused the lip to swell up. Then her and her husband came that evening to see if she was right and sure enough she was. She had seen this when cows give birth and prolapse.  She had also seen an old farmer treat this condition by rubbing the prolapsed area with sugar to get the swelling down, then putting the body back in the right places.
So we got her some sugar and warm water (The water was needed because his lip was dry) and she rubbed it on and put his lip back into place and it was almost all healed. His swelling still needed to go down a little more but it would happen soon enough.
In this picture you can see that it is still kind of swelled but....
His lip is fine now!
Our donkay Molly who had him was pregnant with him for 13 1/2 mounths! We knew she was pregnant but we weren't sure when she was going to have the baby, so we were very happy she finally had him!
It took a long time to name him but my brothers and me decided to name him Yadkin after the river in North Carolina that Daniel Boone lived near for a little while.
Yadkin was our first just gray donkey. All of the others were different colours so it was cool to finally have a just gray baby donkey! I am trying to teach him tricks but I don't think he knows any yet.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Lawrence Sullivan Ross

Lawrence Sullivan Ross "Sul"
  • Born on September 27, 1838 in Bentonsport, Iowa to Shapley and Catherine Ross. He was the 4th child.
  • He married Elizabeth Tinsley on May 28, 1861
  • They had 8 children Mervin 1866, Lawrence JR. 1868, Florine 1870, Harvey 1873, Frank 1875, Elizabeth 1878, James 1880, and Neville 1882
  • He was a sheriff from 1873-1875 in McLennan County, Texas
  • He joined the Texas Rangers in 1860, first serving as a lieutenant and later a captain
  • Him and his company of rangers rescued Cynthia Ann Parker from the Comanches 24 years after she was captured
  • He was the Governor of Texas from 1887-1891. His lieutenant was Thomas Wheeler. He was preceded by John Ireland and succeeded by Jim Hogg
  • He died on January 3, 1898 in Brazos County, Texas


Saturday, 24 August 2013

You Know You Live In Alberta When....

  • "Vacation" means going to Calgary or Edmonton for the weekend
  • You often switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  • You design your kids Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  •  If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and
    road construction
  • Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor and combine crew on the highway
  • Your school classes were cancelled because of cold, but only when it was -40 or colder. I might be home schooled but that is very true for kids that go to school
  • You find -20 degrees “a little chilly”
  • .You have never owned a vehicle that did not have cracks in the windshield
  • You get claustrophobic when you’re in a “big city” like Red Deer and their traffic is “just awful, you wouldn’t believe it”
  • You actually understand these jokes

Friday, 23 August 2013

Faithful Fridays~VBS

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.
Our church had it's VBS on the last week of July and it was a blast! Quite a few people and I helped decorate the church for about a month. It was a LOT of work but really fun! My mom and I got the 8-9 year old class. She was the leader and I was the helper.
The VBS this year was all about how we are all in a Battle for Truth. It is a war between two kingdoms, the good kingdom (Heaven) which is ruled by God and the evil kingdom (Hell) which is ruled by Satan. And everyday we learnt  that we have to put on the full Armor of God.
 Put on the whole Armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:11
Which is...
  • The belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness
 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Ephesians 6:14
  • The shoes of peace
and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Ephesians 6:15
  • The shield of faith
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Ephesians 6:16
  • The helmet of salvation and last of all the sword of the Spirit
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:17

 There was a very clear salvation message and many kids went to talk with our pastor about salvation.
I think for the whole VBS week we had just under 100 kids. And most of them were either 8-9!

Me showing off the stage I helped make. You can't see it that well but it is up there. And if you are wondering about my hat it was crazy hat day so that was the best I could come up with.
I would love to show more pictures but they are not downloaded on the computer so I am very sorry about that!



Thursday, 22 August 2013

County Fair 2013

Almost 2 weeks ago was our county fair. We didn't feel like entering anything in but then the Monday before it we decided "Yep we will enter stuff in because we have a bunch of crafts done anyways." So almost all that week for my mom and I was baking and a few crafts. Friday morning we brought all of our stuff in and we couldn't wait until that night to see what we won.

I won high point in the Junior Division.
Almost all of these things in this picture are mine. The card, button bouquet, clay crab, rock owl, sheriff and outlaw ceramic guys, scarf, perler beads hot air balloon, message in a bottle necklace, and the cross-stitch picture.
This is all mine in this picture. The jam, muffins, cookies, bread, and fruit.
The brownies are my brother Ben's, the 2 breads in the middle are mine, and the bread to the side is my mom's.
My mom got runner up high point in the Culinary Arts section.
Ben and Jacob entered in their VBS pictures and did very well on them.
Jacob's clay animals and the stocking he sewed.
And Ben and Jacob's catapults that they made at VBS.
We didn't actually go to the fair this year because they raised there prices to much to get in so we just entered stuff in the bench show which was at a different place this year. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Things I Say To My Tablet

I can not believe that I haven't been on my blog since May!!! I guess with summer I really haven't felt like posting anything. I will try to post more often now.
But anyways the wacky Wednesdays post.

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays that you have to follow me and comment saying that you are doing it.
So yesterday I was on our tablet and then I had to write down something. Well I just touched the screen so that it wouldn't go black and then started writing. Then after I was done,  I looked back at the tablet and it was black. I said "I just touched you and you already went away!" I didn't mean to say it like that but it came out that way!!!