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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

my favorite spot

Okay, so this is one of my favorite spots. The other is up in that pine tree, see  t h i s  post. 

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I like riding on my old bike down our long driveway. Especially at sunset. (it's not as pretty outside now, it's snowing) Oh yes, and the farm we live on is named "Springhill Farm" & we live on Narrowgate road. :)

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I had a little shadow that goes in & out with me, and what's the use of it is very hard to see. <--- I just remembered that poem. ;)

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Hoho, spring is budding!

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So yes, one of my favorite spots is behind the barn.

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That is one of my all time favorite pictures. :D

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That's enough pictures for now. I'm going to be glad to look back at this blog in a few years. ;) Posting takes so long now. I have to go to a different site and upload, resize, and yeah. =P

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Anyway. Here's the picture Anna took of me and Hannah chatting.

What was your favorite picture?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

guess what we do at house church?

Yes, we sing and share the what we learned from the Bible, but sometimes...

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we do squats. Okay, that's after church and the meal, but still. Dad looks the funniest in his dress pants & because he's so tall. 

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Mr. Busch looks like he's praying we'll all end up alright. (and just so you know, I was doing squats with them. It was Mom who took all these pictures)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

spring is here

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See? Spring is here. That's all proof. God's creation is amazing! (Even though right now it's in the 40s, so it's not really spring...)

My sis is having a giveaway. Make sure to enter by clicking on the link on my sidebar.

Oh, and thanks Bethany & Megan for helping me out with my blog! :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lynne Harold


{linking up to Megan's writing Gala}


I'm going to fill out this form about my main character in The Discovery, Lynne. You can click on the link for more information! I'm basically answering these questions and acting like her. 


Happiest memory 

Coming to Narnia and finding Timothy

 Laugh hard

Just joking around with siblings and watching Edmund eat Turkish Delight

What you don't want anyone to know





I don't really have a big secret. I'm happy who I am.

Clothes do you usually wear

In Kentucky, I wear regular clothes -- skirts and blouses. In Narnia I wear Susan's clothes or Edmund's. 


Some things you’re not very good at


Keeping my temper & following orders


How would your best friend describe how you look?


Grace would probably say I had beautiful long brown hair & brown eyes. Which is true. Not so sure about the beautiful hair. It gets messy sometimes....


What irritates you


When people treat me like a baby or a little kid. 


What are you afraid of


I'm not afraid of much. After all, I am "Lynne the Brave". But when Timothy got lost, I was very afraid.


About your family


I have three younger siblings and a good mother and father. Father will be leaving for the war soon. :( 


What does your bedroom look like


I share one with my sister, Anna. I'm very neat and organized, but she isn't very clean. Thankfully she obeys my orders when I tell her to clean it...


What do your think of yourself when you look in the mirror


I actually don't look in the mirror much...


Most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you


When Grace said something about me and somebody. If I told you, I would be more embarrassed. 


What do you really, REALLY want more than anything else I the world


To stay in Narnia & have come home safety from war when he leaves.


Heart’s Desire


I sort of said that in the last question. 




{that is not something I would wear. I'm not a huge pink person, this is Susan's dress} 










how do you like it?

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Well, I changed my blog design again. How do you like it? I think it's my favorite design I've done yet! I was going to make the background blue or yellow, but my computer wouldn't let me use the transparent thing, so the whole thing looks a little plain, but I still like it. The little bird adds some springness. ;)

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My little sister & brother riding at Grammy's.

Well, I used up all my computer time for today {just writing tonight}. Plus it's too nice outside! 

Hope you all are having a great day.



Monday, March 21, 2011

spring is coming

(by the way, Erin has won my caption contest! Congrats, please go to contact & email me) 

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Spring is coming! If you're wondering why I'm taking pictures of our holly tree for spring; it's because there isn't any snow on them. ;)

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Max has lovely eyes. It's sort of creepy though if you have them this big.

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Look! There's green (almost...) grass! :-)

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I like fences, especially our black ones.

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Timothy (or Max, Timothy is one of the main characters in my book) got scared. I think he saw a werewolf...

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Then Timothy overcame his fear and killed the werewolf.

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Spring is coming, remember? Flowers are coming up!

*I'll post another post with flowers later, I've got to get dinner ready* 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

200th post + giveaway

Hello folks! Guess what number this post is? That's right, I've posted 200 posts on this old blog! Okay, it isn't really old, not yet. Today I looked back at all my old posts. Haha, some of my posts at first weren't so great. But I'm so glad I took pictures & blogged about my life in Egypt! Even though I was sick it's great to look back at those posts. It seems like we've been back in the States for a lifetime, but then when we lived in Egypt that didn't seem so far away.


And now for the giveaway! It's not a huge prize; since I didn't want it to be a big deal, but one of my good blogger friends Grace said she would give one of her lovely photo prints to the winner of this giveaway. *grin*

You'll have a choice between the two following flowers:








Aren't they beautiful? Grace captures God's creation very well!

Would you like to win a 4x6 photo of one of these flowers? Just read the rules below & look at the ways you can enter!


                                ::rules::


Only people living in the US may enter. I don't want Grace to pay extra to ship since she's already giving the winner something. I hope you gals overseas will understand!

You must claim your prize in a week & give me a way to contact you in your comment.

                                              ::To Enter::
Comment telling me what was one of your favorite posts on my blog & give me your email or blog link so I can contact you if you win.

                            ::extra entries::
1+ follow my blog with google friend connect & leave a comment saying you did so

1+ subscribe to my blog on the bottom of the sidebar & leave a comment saying you did so

1+ follow Grace's photography blog (click on the button to view)





1+ each mention this giveaway in a blog, twitter, or facebook post. Please leave me your link.

Well, that's all! Good luck. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Yeah. Sorry about that title. It's a nice one, eh?

I haven't been posting much, if you don't already see. It's not like I've been busy. I took tons of pictures yesterday. I planned to upload them too. I told Heidi she could take some pictures with my camera if I was next to her and she accidentally deleted them all. I had some good pictures of Dad going into the hollow tree on that card. Oh well, that's how life goes sometimes. Then I took some pictures of Petra to go along with a post like this. But the computer wasn't recognizing the USB port, since my other computer is broken for the time being.  That's how life goes too. *winks* Have you ever thought about how much computers & such do for us? Seriously.

I've been writing and reading tons. I read six Left Behind the Kids books in five days. These books are huge too. Like 400 pages long. So that's 2400 pages. Then I read a smaller book last night and finished it this morning. I'm now over half way through the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I like that book. Even if I'm too old for it. Or maybe I'm not. The movies are great too. (though Prince Caspian isn't half as good as the first movie)

I'm planning on having a giveaway since this is my 199th post. :) One of my friends has already blessed me with a prize for the giveaway. If you'd like to give something, just comment on this post.

I should have gone for a hike earlier. It's raining now.

Wow....I'm really ramblin' on. Haha. I've been writing tons too. Making fiction stories is oh-so-fun.

"There didn’t seem to be any children, or girls, for that matter, in this little town. But most of all Anna missed her World.  It wasn’t really hers, she shared it with her two brothers and older sister Lynne, but still, it was partly hers. "


"Suddenly she heard a voice, a voice that sounded like thunder yet was calm at the same time, and it was calling her name.  Anna froze and looked back at the pond, where the voice was coming from. Her legs started shaking with fear, even though it was still warm outside. "


"Timothy shook her. “No! Never, never Lynne! Don’t sleep! You mustn’t!” But she wasn’t listening. And Samuel sat down next to her on the soft crisp grass. Suddenly he brushed up against something that was cold, as cold as ice. Samuel froze. "


"Slowly the trees seemed to be growing thinner and thinner until they reached a sign that read: “The Narrow Gate”. Suddenly a small black figure ran out from under a bush, and hid behind Anna’s shoe. "



“Let’s do go over to that gate, it looks ever so much more delightful than this one,” Anna pointed out, nodding towards the thorns and stones on the Narrow path, and the happiness of the other. "

Those are just little pieces of the new book I'm writing. I'm also writing a funny story with my friend Hannah.

But first, Edmund falls into a hole.  Grace calls for help. But no-one is there...she bursts into tears.

"Meanwhile, Peter tells Edmund he shouldn't have come.

‎"Why not?" Edmund says, searching the sky.

"Because," Peter replies, "You will hinder me"

“What does hinder mean anyways?" Edmund asked.

Edmund suddenly stopped speaking and dropped to the ground.

Peter looked up and saw more griffins and dropped the ground too.

Edmund fell asleep and started snoring. ‎"Ed!" Peter yelled, shaking his brother.


"Lynne started to fall since she couldn't hold onto his tail any longer. Peter tried to grab her but instead he missed and also started falling. Then he couldn't hold on any longer and they fell in the ocean. But just then, a ship came under them and they landed on its deck. The ship was loaded with pirates. Lynne realized she'd dropped her dagger. Peter decided the best idea was to jump in the ocean, so they tried, but they couldn't move, because they felt sea sick.   Lynne groaned and fell over. Then the pirates tied Peter's hands and threw them in a dark cell."

"“Of course, deary,” said the old cook. Lynne wasn’t sure she liked being called “deary”, that was something big siblings said to little siblings or something two people in love called each other. “And he’s certainly not in love with me,” thought Lynne, “So I suppose he’s calling me a little child. I do supposed I’m awful young compared to him,”

"Suddenly the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Lynne in the arm. She fell on the floor in pain. Peter was furious and went at the man with his sword. he stabbed it into him, but the man just kept on walking with no harm Lynne cried out and Peter started ripping his shirt.then he knelt down and bandaged her. While he was doing that, the man charged with his knife

‎"Hey!" Peter yelled. "Cut it out for a minute, will you? What do you want with me?""

Congrats if you actually read all that. *coughs* I'm feeling a bit restless right now. Outside here I come!

Oh, and you've probably noticed the new design. How do ya like it? I like the change, plus the cross on the header is very great to have on there. *grin*

Monday, March 14, 2011

Writing Gala - day one

Megan has been hosting a "Writing Gala" over at her blog, and I decided to join, since I love writing so much.



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For the first day you just answer the following questions. Sound fun? 


How long have you been writing?
Since I've been  born. Okay, I take that back, but when I learned how to read I was writing poem & short stories. So I was probably like...six? Yeah, I was reading chapter books when I was six. So I could write. 
When did you first realize how much you loved writing?
Whenever I first started! I also really enjoyed writing last fall, when I was sick for a few months. 
What is your favorite thing about writing?
I really like creating characters, and just being able to say whatever you want to and write it down. Imagining new things and describing them is so fun! 
Which do you like better, Planning or Rewriting?
Planning! I love thinking at night what my new story or next part is going to be about. 
What do you consider your best work of writing?
Probably my newest story, which doesn't have a name yet. Other than that, probably, The Beginning.
What kind of writing do you feel the strongest in?
I love making up new worlds & fiction stories. But I love making characters live in parts of history too.
How many books have you started writing?
Oh wow...tons. I can't even name them all. I've probably only finished about 10 or more. 
How many books are you working on right now?
One. I'm working on one with a friend soon though. 
Have you ever taken a writing class? If so, what did you get the most out of it?
No, I haven't. I've read books about writing though. 
If you could write as good as anyone in the world, who would you choose?
Wow...I don't know. I like writing who I am, if you know what I mean. 

What have your family members told you about when you were little/what do you remember, and how might it apply to your writing life.
I'm the same as Megan, I've always made up games and lead my siblings into imaginary battles. All kinds of stuff can happen if I'm around leading the game...haha. Reading a lot also helps with being a better writer. 

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That was fun! You can enter too, just click here

Do you like to write?