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Saturday, July 25, 2009


We now interrupt the regualarly scheduled program to bring you this special bulletin:

There comes a time in the lives of young women when they JUST NEED THEIR OWN KITCHEN. Now is that time.

Now back to regularly scheduled programing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ok, ok I will tell you...

After a rather confusing degree consulting call I am ready to announce my major.


Next question: How will I use it.... :-)I guess that will come later

I AM GETTING MY NEW PUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Praise the Lord I am approved and getting my new pump this week!!!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Drumroll please...

Yep I did it. I finally did it. Really, I did! Here is the proof!

I have a major!! And a degree consultation tomorrow at 12:00!!!

Oh, what is my major you ask? I think I may keep you in suspense..

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I got a hair cut today!!

I haven't had one in...oh I don't know....2 years maybe? Talk about dead ends..eww

I have an addiction to short hair but for the past few years have been really really trying very hard to let it grow.Till today ;-) Actually I only got 4 (yes I said only 4. That's trim for me haha) inches + styling off but it really is amazing what just a little bit off can do.

Here is a picture of me and my short hair 2 years ago........

And my new do! I really need an in between picture to show how long and scraggly it was! :-) Oh well....

So my advice is: go get a makes a world of difference ;-)

PS. After looking at pics to find one of me with short hair, I think I want it shorter :-P

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No CP! post tonight. We ended up having company over to look at the new cow...... :)And now its time for BED!!!

I passed Western Civ 2..finally!!!

I passed my test today!

My mind is finally still and peaceful after a few days of overload. I am so relived, since I have been stressing about it for what seems like forever... God is so good!

I prayed the whole way to my testing center that He would help me make a 50 (the scoring for CLEP tests is rather odd.. the highest you can make is 80). All I wanted was to pass since the credits are rewarded on a pass or fail bases. Not how high a score you get, for the most part. Though there are exceptions.

I now have completed:
03-10-2009 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
03-25-2009 History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
04-16-2009 History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
05-12-2009 American Government (Failed. Have to retake in November)
06-02-2009 Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
07-14-2009 Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
For a grand total of: 18 credit hours
Way to go me! hehe

I have truly been blessed to be able to work toward getting my degree (Major TBA) using CollegePlus! *Thinking* I will take some time and post about CP! tonight*

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Make 'em laugh...

I thought we would fall over laughing at my littlest sister this morning. It was an "out of the mouths of babes" moment.

I was cleaning the kitchen, Sky was vacuuming and the little girls were dusting. We had some music on and the little girls started to dance.

Half way through the dance E.J tells Mags "Here, come here and let me dip you" to which Mags reply's "Dip me in what, sissy"? Oh it was so funny! She had a very concerned look on her face and I just know she was thinking in ketchup!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July...A very good quote..From a very wise man..

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."
-Thomas Jefferson

Enough said. :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Passion and Purity...and Waiting

I have been reading Passion and Purity again.

I have read it every year for the years..maybe..something like that.

Anyway, here are a couple quotes that I have been carrying around with me the past few weeks and wanted to share. I am so encouraged by Elizabeth Elliot! It's so reassuring to me that God knows my whole heart and that I am not waiting in vain!
So here I wait.

Waiting is:
Steadfastness, that is holding on;
Patience, that is holding back;
Expectancy, that is holding the face up;
Obedience, that is holding one’s self in readiness to go or do;
Listening, that is holding quiet and still so as to hear.
-S.D. Gorden

How long, Lord, must I wait?
Never mind, child. Trust me.
-Elisabeth Elliot
It always leaves me in wonder and amazement how much "stuff" I can lay at the foot of the Cross.

Yet my Savior never gets overwhelmed or stressed. He doesn't want to strangle me when I ask Him the same question over and over and over again. He doesn't get annoyed with me when I whine. Why can't I be like that? Why can't I have that kind of patience daily? Oh, to be like Jesus.

Then I think of all the other people that are pouring out their hearts to Him at the same exact time!

And I think that I am overwhelmed ? Sure I have a lot to deal with sometimes. There's lots of work at work, family to help, school to try and keep up with (failing that one at the moment..), farm chores to do, and just day to day life to live.

But how much more does my Father have to deal with? Then, not only Him, but the rest of creation! He takes all of our burdens, stress, and weakness.

Comparatively, my stress is small, my overwhelmed feeling is next to nothing, my worries are tiny. He has the whole worlds worth of "stuff" to deal with (and we all know, its more then we can think about!) And the world has all its own garbage.

Wow! When I think about it that way..... I have it easy.

I have a wonderful job, a loving family, the perfect school situation (how many people can say those things?) healthy animals, and I am alive so I can bring glory to God in ALL my day to day stuff!

Sure makes me think twice about having a poor attitude.

Once again, sorry if this is jumbled and confusing... just wanted to"put" it somewhere :-)