I’m an active and adventurous teenager living on a small farm with a bunch of chickens, a few ducks, four cats, and two amazing female dogs (Tirzah & Winnie) ages 7 and 8 months. I love taking pictures, cooking, acting, reading, hunting, mowing, working with my dad, tearing down buildings and building new ones! I want to bring glory and honor to Him through whatever I do!
“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”
Colossians 3:17 NASB
Recently my dad and I were asked to do a simple little project for a family and noticed that the family’s porch and patio needed some help. We offered and they told us we’re hired! So here starts a week(ish) long project that was absolutely so much fun!
So in this first set of pictures was one day. We did a ton of work. We cleared off the deck, did TONS of nailing on the porch (the person who made this porch used nails and screws that weren’t for outside).
We sprayed 30 second on the porch and patio. 30 second is basically a mold killer you can find more info about it HERE. We put it on about an hour before we pressure washed it. We ended up running home and getting the pressure washer to work more.
We pressure washed for 3 1/2 hours and were able to finish the deck and patio.
*we also brushed sand into the patio to help the tile from moving around*
This second set was definitely the most exciting! We waited a few days for the deck to dry and when we came back I was so excited to see the huge transformation that happened!
We hand painted the deck, meaning we took a paint brush and got hand cramp finishing the porch. The second coat we used almost like a broom to paint the stain on the porch floor. The rest was done stroke by stroke.
The light fixtures caused us no end with issues but I’m so happy with the end result.
So in the beginning of my post I said we had gone to do a “Simple Little Project” for someone.
This WHOLEEEE project is because they asked us to make them a holder for their wind chime. It’s a truly amazing wind chime and deserved a special place. We hung it up and just this evening I was at their house and got to hear the beautiful chime from it.
I’m so excited I was able to help with this, I learned so much and I had a blast doing it!
Hey guys! Recently a friend of ours found out she may not have long to live as she battles stage 4 breast cancer. She has six amazing kids who really need her. Would y’all please be willing to donate some money to help this family? If you can’t donate please pray for them! They need all the prayers they can get.
Hey guys! Beka here with some pictures of when I started riding to now! I can’t wait to show you, because it took a lot of effort to get where I’m at with riding and I have so much fun doing so!
Some things I learned! It’s not going to be like a Hallmark movie where you jump on the horse and ride off into the sunset. I got on a horse and it felt like forever learning how to post, control the horse, and basically not make a fool out of myself. By the 5th lesson I was finally walking around riding the horse with the trainer holding the lead.
I eventually felt more confident and progressed more. I switched horses about 8 months in and started learning to jump! Jumping is one of my favorites but it’s still a constant struggle to have posture, balance, and confidence.
I’m still learning and having fun! It may not be for everyone but its a great way to get exercise and be around some pretty cool animals!
Special thanks to my favorite guys in my life, Blaze and Jimmy. Such wonderful horses and so much fun to be outside with you both!
Also special thanks to my trainer for being such an awesome teacher and always being patient. Without you I would be sitting on the couch eating cheetos
See ya soon guys! ❤
Would you like to see more posts about horses? Let’s chat in the comments!
Hey guys! So school started for me a few weeks back, and let’s just say it’s been “interesting”. First day of school for me was kicked off by a 3 day trip to a camp for activities, Bible study, and white water rafting. Here’s a few pictures from that!
First day of school…wow, it was definitely hard. All of them didn’t know me so it definitely took a toll on my mental state. After a few days (weeks actually) I’ve made some friends and am adjusting to my subjects.
So everyone in my grade is required to do a leadership class…just saying, it’s INCREDIBLY difficult. The challenge above really showed leadership as we all had to just let a few people lead and not everyone at once. The teacher showed grace to us and allowed us to try again a second day as we failed the first time.
So my subjects I’m taking in school are:
Old Testament Bible
What are you doing for school? Let’s chat in the comments!
Hey guys! 19 years ago the United States experienced one of the scariest moments in history.
On September 11, 2001 at 8:45am an American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. The impact immediately left a huge hole on the 80th floor leaving hundreds dead and trapped on the higher floor levels. Instantly people fled the building, running in all directions as firetrucks, ambulances, and police quickly got to the scene…..18 minutes later United Airlines Flight 175 appeared out of the sky and crashed into the 60th floor of the south World Trade Center.
In less then 20 minutes it became clear that America was under attack.
As millions of people turned on their tv’s, called their loved ones, and cried for someone to stop this terror; American Airlines Flight 77 circled over downtown Washington D.C., before crashing into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters at 9:45am.
Less than 15 minutes after the attack on the military headquarters the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. Then at 10:30am the once beautiful north tower built to withstand winds and even a large conventional fire could not hold against the burning jet fuel filling the building. Now only 6 people are alive in this rubble of fire, fuel, twisted metal, and debris.
Meanwhile United Flight 93 was fighting to protect their country. When four hijackers took over the flight the passengers hearing about the twin towers and Pentagon were determined to not let the hijackers get their own way. Well knowing they would all die, they called their loved ones and then attacked the hijackers, pouring boiling water on them and attacking the cockpit with a fire extinguisher. The flight filled with 44 people crashed in a rural field near Shanksville in western Pennsylvania. The hijackers target is unknown but even though we may never know, those passengers on that flight showed true heroism.
A total of 2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks; the World Trade Center, 2,763 died after the two planes slammed into the twin towers. That figure includes 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers.
At the Pentagon, 189 people were killed, including 64 on American Airlines Flight 77, the airliner that struck the building. On Flight 93, 44 people died when the plane crash-landed in Pennsylvania.
September 11th, 2012…the attack on Benghazi commenced. At 9:45pm armed men began their assault on the US mission. A battle commence killing U.S Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two CIA operatives Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs.
Benghazi might not be as well known but the attack made it clear that the US should not be tampered with. I’m proud to be an American and saddened to read and write about these terrible events that happened.
Check out the 19 years later blog tour that Life of Heritage and Soldier Girl Stories are heading up! It’s in honor of 9/11 and Benghazi, and I’m so excited I could be apart of it!
Hey guys! At the moment I’m trying to switch my WordPress account to its normal editor but right now I’m going to post from my phone!
This past week school started and I noticed quickly that it’d be nice to have a desk to do my school work on…So I went to dad and drew up a plan! Here’s the process and end result. I really love how it turned out….
We cut the top of the desk 42″ long and I think 26″ wide. We wanted to really work on making them all line up and be almost seamless.
We glued them together and held them together with pressure. We let that set for a day.
We then found 2×4’s in the scrap pile and trimmed them up. We glued and screwed them together to start forming the base of the desk.
My dad had the genius idea to drill them on a curve so we could put it together more seamlessly. It turned out super lightweight and sturdy.
We trimmed the ends (we also ended up cutting down the legs to shorten the desk), and also used a router to give the top of the desk a soft edge. It honestly turned out amazing!!
We decided to stain it to match my room better! We had a ton of old stains that we could use so we stained a piece of leftover wood from the desk and above you can see all the different stains.
We ended up using the stain walnut because I just loved the color and what it did to the grain of the wood!!
We decided to put a seal of polyurethane on it. We applied it with a foam brush at first but it gave the table a super bumpy feel so we lightly sanded it and used a brush to give it a final coat of polyurethane.
I ended up wrapping warm fairy lights from amazon around the legs of the desk so it really gives an extra cool factor.
Now let’s talk cost. The desk materials cost:
Wood: free we had to laying around
Stain: free we had it laying around and needed used up
Polyurethane: $15.00 (and we still have more for other projects).
Foam brushes: $2.00
Brush: free had it laying around
All in all the project was super simple and easy. I absolutely love how the desk turned out! What do you think?
Hey guys! Abby here, and today I have some really random things to show you!
First off are these beautiful flower pictures I snapped a few days ago from two flower bouquets. Which is your favorite? The last two are pretty much the same picture do you like the first or second rose picture?
Next off is a reptile rescue we did (I was gonna say animal but didn’t want to confuse anyone). Also, this is especially for Rosy’s Writings, saving the snakes one step at a time hehe!
My dad noticed this black snake was caught in the netting I have over my roses so we did emergency “surgery” and carefully cut off the netting from around it. It was a little banged up and cut but the snakey slithered off under the car once we freed it!
Another fun thing this past June, July, and August. I helped direct two acting camps and then participated in one! It was so much fun, yet so stressful.
I was in two skits: Troubled Seas & A Beginning (Cheaper by the Dozen).
Also in two songs: There’s No Business Like Show Business & Who Will Buy (from Oliver!).
Teaching devotions as a director
Learning dance moves for the kids as a director
Not my favorite costume but didn’t get a chance to change
Last year to act with L (I started to cry after this picture)
All the sisters together…one big happy family
I had a great Summer and this is about it with the summer for me! I’m going to a private Christian school in a couple weeks which I can’t wait to begin!
When does school startup for you? What interesting things did you do this summer? Let’s chat in the comments!