Friday, February 24, 2006

Something New

Just a moment, my little sister wants to write something.

jan and dan can see ted. fun fox dan can go mother wag no wag no. let sam have the ball. jan and sam .

Now back to business. Kirk and I decided to have a vocabulary word every Friday. So that will be my job.
The first word is Occidental. I wouldn't even have heard of this word except that I have been getting a lot of college things and I got one from Occidental College.

Western, of the Occident, its people, or their culture. A native of the Occident, or a member of a people native to that region. Opposed to oriental.
Orient means from the East and Occident means from the West.
The Occident is the countries west of Asia. Specifically, (a) formerly, Europe; (b) now, also, the Western Hemisphere.
So all of us in the Western Hemisphere are Occidental

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A couple months ago, the head teacher of the pre-k Sunday-school class at our church asked Kirk and I if we would like to teach. We have both been helping since we were about ten and thought we might possibly be able to. So any way, we are teaching our first class this coming Sunday. We are kind of nervous and were wondering if you all could pray that it will go well.
Thank you!! :)

Monday, February 20, 2006

Carolyn Kimberly Bradshaw

to Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw!

Carolyn Kimberly Bradshaw was born today. Pictures are here at Girltalk. And we think she looks like her mother.

The Two Sisters

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

St. Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
Over here, the Young Thinker tried to give historical background to this day, but didn't succeed, so it went off into something else.
However, Mum at Sower's Corner better express the Thinker's thoughts in an excellent post on Valentine's Day, God's way.
So please check it out.

Dinner for Mum and Dad

This is the way I and my siblings are celebrating Valentine's Day. We are blessing our mum and dad with a special dinner tomorrow night (it had to be then 'cause Dad works late on Tuesdays). We are fixing the dining room up to look as much like a fancy restaurant as our dining room can look like. Then we are making a really nice dinner. There will be a Greek casserole (I like to try new things), salad, and other stuff which I can't write 'cause Mum and Dad read this blog. :^D
Then us children will eat early and spend the evening upstairs doing things together.
I don't have the recipe for the Greek casserole here, but I can put our salad recipe down.

Lots of lettuce-any kind (iceberg, romaine, spinach leaves, red leaf cabbage)
Chopped almonds (salted and toasted one taste best)
Mandarin oranges (these come in little cans)
Dried Cranberries
Cherry tomatoes

Wash and chop the lettuce. Wash the cucumbers and slice them. Wash the tomatoes and slice them in half. Toss everything into a big bowl and mix it around with your clean hands (alright, you could use salad tongs too).


Now you can make this interesting salad for your own parents.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Dangers of Blogging: Honor code 4squared + 4

I posted this at the Young Thinker already, but no one visits it, so I thought I'd post it here (to catch some other poor unsuspecting person).

Well my honor is at stake so here is this "tag" from Mr. Notes (you gotta be careful going to his site).

Four Jobs You've Had

1. being a child
2. being a student
3. becoming a woman
4. babysitting

Four Places You've Lived

1. #1 New York
2. #2 New York
3. #3 New York
4. Current New York

Four Vacations You've Taken

1. Wedding in Virginia
2. Visting friends in New Hampshire
3. Wedding in Maryland
4. Day trips to Vermont

Four Vehicles You've Owned

1. A bicycle
2. A little yellow and red car (or was it yours, Jo?)
3. Ice skates?
4. How many teens my age have had any other vehicles!?!?!?

Four Blogs I Visit And Want To Tag

Here is where the honor code part comes. If you are one of the first four bloggers to see this, then I tag you! Be sure to leave a comment, so that later bloggers know that they are home free. Oh yes, I'll visit (at least once).

When Kirk is asleep....

........she talks. Not only does she talk, but she asks me questions and expects an answer. Happily she does not do it every night. If she did I would seriously consider asking mum and dad to build another room so I wouldn't have to listen to her all night.
Last night we had a really weird conversation. See, I hadn't fallen asleep yet but I could tell by her breathing that she already had. Suddenly, she sat up and said "It's a ..Um.. Oh, what's it called? You know, one of those counting things."
Naturally, I had no idea what she was talking about, but being a very nice sister, I suggested the calculator and the abacus. Of course these things were not what she was looking for. She said, "No, no, the counting thing! You know, where they have 5 people over here and 6 people over there."
Needless to say, I never did find out what she was talking about. So if any of you guys know what a counting thing is, will you please let me know so I can tell her next time she asks?

Friday, February 10, 2006

This is an amazing bit of psalm I read:
"Blessed be the Lord,
Who daily loads us with benefits,
The God of our salvation! Selah
Our God is the God of salvation;
And to God the Lord belong escapes from death."
~Psalm 68:19,20~

I think we often forget to thank God for the many benefits which he loads upon us daily. When I saw this, I thought for a moment to list all the benefits I had recieved that morning (It was not even nine-thirty yet). There were more than I had realized. But this Psalm does not just stop here. It goes on to lead us to the most blessed gift we have recieved from God - our salvation. "The God of our salvation" The Psalm leads us to Him from whom this gift comes from.
Praise the Lord!
For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cake anyone?

Well, I was going to post this yesterday but I didn't have time. This is the angel food cake I attempted to make for Kirk. I don't think the eggs got beaten enough so it's dense. It's like a condensed version of an angel food cake. Oh well, I can try again next week for my wee sister's birthday.

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