Monday, September 19, 2011

how life is being industrious.

and just when I thought it was going to be nice to get into the routine of things. Speaking at co-ops, babysitting, hanging out with neighbors, working on the farm, not to mention high school alone fill up all my time.

Dad leaves for Saudi Arabia tomorrow. I won't go into the details, since it's not really supposed to be published all over the internet. I'll miss him. He'll be gone a month. And for those of you who argue, my dad is the best dad out there.

 the one on the far right with the loonngg hair is me

I put on my first makeup this week. I can't believe I just said that. No, I've never worn makeup before. I'm one of those strange girls. And I only had it put on because the our neighbor begged and begged to give me a 'makeover'. So I let her. Wasn't much really, and I washed it off as soon as I could get the chance.

Petra, on the other hand, l-o-v-ed getting a makeover. My dear Petch, why must you turn to the dark side?

Pictures that your brother took of yourself running. Always lovely . . .

I kidsat this week for our 'old' neighbors, the Boazes. Thomas was a charm as always and we hiked around our old farm. I hadn't been there for about a month, so it was awfully strange. The corn is growing tall and the leaves are already falling. (linking up picture below here)

We had quite a time exploring and even found a large spider.

Attractive, is it not?

Going back to our old farm made me wish we lived there again. Everything seemed so simple then.

When I got tired of school, I could go on a bike ride. I have no where to ride now, but hey -- we have 13 horses on this farm and two large pine trees. What 14 year old girl could be happier?

as for the co-op, it was a little intimidating for Samuel and I to stand in front of fifty people and talk about missions for 30 minutes, but we survived. At least now I know I don't have a serious case for stage fright or anything of the sort.

school isn't so hard. I'm learning many other things besides 'school school'. Example --- making 12 loaves of bread & teaching younger siblings.

my spare time has been filled with blog designing. I love each and every moment of it, I've always wanted to serve others in a way like this, but it's becoming a bit overwhelming. Perhaps I shall make each person pay five dollars per design, and the money go to our family for missions or something of the sort? still pondering that. Speaking of blog designing, how do you like the new design? Giving all my costumers a new look made me have to do mine. Also, what do you think about changing the name of this blog? setting up a poll for that.

I think we've found a church, we're still searching though. I really like this one we've been going to, they meet in a school gym & it's pretty simple. We've already gone to the youth group several times and got to know some of the kids. Some of them which are already looking to be pretty good friends. =)

this weekend is also going to be filled with busy-ness. Except for two days of it, all the girls are going to our grandparents to have some residue time and chill out. Can't wait for that, then we have some friends coming over Friday, and Ellen (she's the one who teaches me horse back riding) might stay a couple of days. Sure, she's seventeen -- but still!

and now this endless post must come to an end. I'm looking forward to a nice couple of days at my grandparents. with nothing to do. That sounds captivating. 

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  1. Kendra, fear not, for you are not alone. (-: I've never thought of wanting make up either. I wear a small amount of jewelry, (my one necklace is a friendship necklace wear one person has a necklace that says best and the other person has a necklace that says friends)I've never had my ears pierced, but there's only one thing I'm guilty of: A free pedicure done for free by a neighbor. (Those neighbors really do want to get people dressed up! lol) But it was kind of fun to have painted toes.

    How many is the most kids you've ever babysat? My sister and I did six together. That was a long day... The oldest being nine and the youngest only one.

    So do you guys still own the old farm? Just wondering how you were still allowed to wonder through it. I wish I was able to wonder around my old house. It's more than a thousand miles away though...

    Was your co-op a speech co-op? Or a different kind that you happened to have to give a speech in? I was in a speech co-op for a while. *shudders*

    I'm supposed to be doing school. I actually got on the computer to look up a word for vocabulary and then got rather distracted... And sorry this got so long, you post the kind of posts that can make a person write long comments. Or so it seems to me. Keep up those good posts. (-:


  2. You let someone put makeup on you and didn't tell me?! *gasp* I LOVE your new design! Its the best one you've had. xD

  3. I love the new design! I love the sidebar headers, but I think I still like the regular headers better.... I don't know, I like both. :-P Great pictures! I love the first one,with the leaf in midair. :)

  4. As always, I enjoy these posts!

    You and make-up. That just doesn't fit. LOL

  5. Sound like a lot of fun! Yep... I tried some make-up but I decided it's not for me. And you're pretty enough without it. :) Ooh! Neat spider and great picture of it. That's what we used to call a 'zipper' spider. ♥

    Have a great week!

  6. Really cool post! <3

    Anna @ godstomboy@blogspot.com

  7. These are great pictures!
    The spider is creepy and the little boy is cute!All of the corn makes me miss Pennsylvania :(
    Im a new follower by the way :)

  8. @Betsy Thanks, after all -- you are a little young to be wearing makeup in the first place. =)

    Let's see...seven kids. Haha, I babysat all my siblings. Don't know if that counts, but I do it a lot.

    We didn't own the old farm, it's one huge farm with four houses on it, and we stayed in one that was a mission home for a year or so. I babysat for one of the families that lived on the huge farm, so we got to wander around a bit.

    No, it was just a regular home-school co-op but they wanted me and my brother to come and talk about missions so that's what we did.

    Don't worry, I love long comments, thanks! =)

  9. This is so cute :) Thanks for entering!
    oh, and the spider is freaky cool.


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