Performances/Singing!!!

Hey guys! So I have a choir performance coming up 23 days!!!! I could really use prayer as there are so many songs I still need to memorize! I thought I’d just tell you guys about my choir and the songs we’ll be singing! Here’s the list of songs:

– Suscepit Isreal (Johann Sebastian Bach) – sorta memorized

Whenever the Wind is High (Todd McNeal) – sorta memorized

Szellö Zúg (Dr. Márkus Miklós) – not memorized

I Went to the Market (Donald Patriquin) – sorta memorized

Stars (Sara Teasdale) – sorta memorized

I’se the B’y (John E. Govedas) – memorized

The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle (Eleanor Daley) – memorized

Sing Creations Music On (Stephen Paulus) – memorized

The Arrow and the Song (Christopher Matthews) – sorta memorized

 

We get these fun dresses that are so fun and cool! The guys get to wear boring blue vests with white long sleeved dress-shirts (they’re only lucky because they get built in sweaters practically)! So here two pictures of the cool dress/uniform thing!

 

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Thanks to my little sis for taking the photos!

 

Let me know which is your favorite song! I’d say “Stars” or “Sing Creations Music On”. Let me know in the comments!

 

A few of my Favorite Things!

Welcome back! Have you ever watched the “Sound of Music?” I LOVE this movie! There’s a song in the movie called “My Favorite Things,” so I thought I’d make a list of my favorite things!

  1. Dogs – of course
  2. Mowing
  3. Reading
  4. Singing
  5. Watching movies with my family
  6. Church
  7. New pianos – like the ones at the music shop
  8. Playing the piano
  9. White lights – you know like the lights people put around the outside of their house
  10. FUZZY BLANKETS!!!!!! 
  11. Receiving emails from friends!
  12. Pizza
  13. Homemade bread
  14. Listening to Audio Dramas – Contact me (on my Contact page) for some great audio drama recommendations!
  15. Building barns/houses (stuff like that)
  16. I love tearing down houses – because you get to break whatever you want!
  17. I love winter and summer – totally different I know
  18. Working with my dad
  19. Working with my grandpa/(Hunting Pappy), as we build things
  20. Cooking with my grandma (Nanny)
  21. Having long talks about everything with my other grandma (Mimi)
  22. Having a patient grandpa…usually (there’s a story about his patience with me when…Never mind!)
  23. When people mistake me for being older than my older sister (by three years)
  24. Hunting with my dad – even though we freeze and I get lost)
  25. Photography
  26. AND last but not least every night my little sister and I yell goodnight to each other and then after we say goodnight with our normal names she yells “Goodnight Maryellen” and I yell “Goodnight Elizabeth”! (Have you watched the Waltons? If not this will make no sense…so go watch them)!

 

 

Story about my grandpa Silly Pappy:

    A while back my dad “taught” me how to mow. Now when I say taught I mean he said, “Abby push this to make it go and this to make the blades turn.” I mean mowing couldn’t be that hard! Anyways I mowed the lawn, and it looked beautiful I must say…I parked the mower in the little structure that was built to protect it. Though I wasn’t thinking about the hill the structure was on and the fact that I didn’t set the parking brake!

    Anyway…I went and started grinding bolts off of our winter vehicle (rust issues), and I heard what sounded like a car coming in our driveway.  I looked and low in behold, it was…………….our now out-of-control mower heading toward our bridge.

    To cut the story short, the mower did a U-turn on our bridge, flipped into the creek, and landed with a crushing metal noise.  My dad was about as happy as um…well, you could probably guess.  I started crying (I’m a girl, I’m supposed to cry).

    The mower wasn’t going to go anywhere, and we had to pull it out with our 4-wheeler. The frame was shifted out of position, the axle broke, and the transmission totaled. I was scared to death that my grandpa was going to kill me….(he had JUST bought it)! I was crying when I went to tell him, but the only thing he said was, “okay, I’ll buy another one sometime.”

      The point of the story is – don’t be afraid of your grandparents because they usually understand…usually.  My grandpa bought a brand new mower the next year, and even though I almost backed it off our other bridge with me on it, (causing my dad to lose years of his life), and even though I might have almost driven it into a few trees, a huge rock, and our pond, I still haven’t lost my job…yet.

 

Thanks for reading this quick post! What are some of your favorite things? What do you think would be your response if someone crashed your mower?

A Short Poem…sorta

The Puppy

by Abby Rose
The puppy looked around with a wag of his tail,

seeing no one he whimpered.

 

Trying not to cry the small puppy

lay down on the hard, cold ground.

 

With a lift of his head he heard a quiet, sad sound,

looking around he noticed a little boy crying.

 

Going over, the puppy put his head on the boy’s knee,

wagging his tail slightly, the puppy licked the boy’s face.

 

With a small giggle, the boy tugged on the puppy’s ear,

“that hurts” the little puppy thought.

 

The puppy looked into the boy’s face and saw the joy,

“I can live with a little pain” the puppy thought to himself.

 

Wagging his tail, the puppy licked the boy’s face again and again,

happy inside, knowing he filled someone with joy.

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Sorry if that was cheesy I wrote it a few years ago for a school project. Anyways I just thought it was kinda cute and wanted to share it with you all! Below is a picture that I think kinda goes with the poem (minus the other dog). 

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Honey-Butter Breakfast Muffins/Random fun post!

As I mentioned before I like making small snacks for the people at my church. Yesterday I made these, because I wanted to try something new!

Anyways let’s get started!

Streuseled Honey-Butter Breakfast Muffins 

Makes around 10 (unless your using a smaller tin)

Recipe (for the muffin batter): 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature 
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 
  • 1/4 cup honey

Recipe (for the streusel): 

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened

Directions:

  • To make the streusel place all the ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers mix together until a crumb-like texture occurs. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a muffin with cooking spray. You could use paper liners if you chose.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a smaller combine egg, whole milk, butter, and honey. Gently mix in wet ingredients with the dry ones.
  • Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle each cup with streusel and bake for 18 – 20 minutes (though depends on the size of your muffin tins) or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Place pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes to cool. Remove each muffin individually with a fork or butter knife inserted around the edge. Serve warm if you can and with extra honey.

So yummy!!!

Anyways also this past weekend I made some popsicle stick crafts…yes I’m weird. I just was finishing up a bird house and the Ipod died…SAVE ME (we lost the charger for it)!! 

Also, my mom is a Sunday School teacher and she was teaching her class about Joseph’s colorful coat so she was using Trader Joes bags to make fun coats!! ………………………but Dewey didn’t want mom to do anything but pay attention to him so he laid down on her craft and glared at everyone! 

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Cats they’re so weird!!

Sister pictures!

Today I wanted to share with you some pictures of my sisters and me! Another random fact about myself is I have a sister who looks a lot like me (or maybe I look a lot like her) either way let’s get started!

 

She wanted some new pictures for her blog so we both went out and I snapped some pictures of her and she snapped some of me! YAY!

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Her cute kitty Cuddles!

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img_2273This pic might be blurred but I’ll always remember the reason for her expression…I’m so blessed to have such an amazing big sis! Love ya ❤

On the way back to the house we ran into……………………………………….an iceberg!img_2427img_2412

No, it was actually Beka and a HUGE icicle that she had gotten off our hose! What a sweet little sister I have (even if she’s a pickle)! Love ya ❤

Well on a scale from 1 – 10 would you say my older sister and I could pass for twins? In the pictures above we don’t really look alike well in the picture below, we may look silly and our hair is really messy but I really do think we look alike!img_1167

  • See you all soon!

 

Some Fun Random Facts!

Hi Guys! Call me a copy-cat but I recently saw a post about someone’s random facts about their life and I just HAD to post a few random facts about myself (because who doesn’t like to talk about random things)!!!?? Let’s get started!

 

1. I LOVE dogs!!!! You might get annoyed about how many photos I take of Tirzah but you’ll have to accept the fact I ADORE my dog! I also respect cat’s though I don’t think they are very nice (cause come on they just glare at you all the time and don’t like when you touch them)! 

 

2. I don’t like artificial smells…candles, perfumes, hand creams, etc… I get super annoyed when my family uses hand cream in the car. It’s like I’m trapped in a tiny room that smells awful, going down the road at 50 miles an hour with trees flying past…yuck!

 

3. I really like milk chocolate!! I LOVE milk chocolate with rice krispies in it!!! Don’t mention white chocolate to me…or you might have to deal with the wrath of Tirzah (jk)!!!!! Dark chocolate’s okay…sometimes.

 

4. I don’t make my bed in the morning’s. I make it before I go to bed…my reason????????????????? I have no idea!

 

5. I love singing! I’m currently in a choir as an Alto ‘starts crying’. I’m a soprano at heart! I’m just a more powerful singer and my choir teacher wanted me to be toned down to match others…sadly.

 

6. I get annoyed with people humming and tapping…please tell me the reason why people do it??? WHYYYYY?? I just don’t understand! Some humming is okay, it has to be quiet and gentle and be a song. When it’s loud and for no reason it bugs me to death!

 

Well that’s my quick random facts about me! 

Below are three photos of the snow we just had! It’s awesome!!!

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(Also sorry about the typos in this post!)

What do you think? Am I just weird about my chocolate choices? What’s your favorite animal? 

My day to day life!

Sorry, I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been SUPER busy! Anndd because I don’t have a topic picked on to post out today I thought I would just tell you a bit about what I’ve been up to! Costume designing – So I’m not one to sew a lot, but I thought I might as well help with costumes for The Christmas Carol I’m in. So far I’ve made Marley’s costume (pictures to come later), and several skirts (photos to come later). I’m having a lot of fun making costumes!

The Christmas Carol – I’m one of the Charity worker’s “Grace.” I’m also a caroler and a townsperson (picture of me in my costume to come later). I’m having a lot of fun working with all 58 cast members and soon getting to know the stage crew. 

Piano – I do play the piano! It’s enjoyable…I may not be professional, and I may never be professional, but it’s still fun to play around on it. The last couple of months I’ve been playing piano of a nursing home ministry which is fun but is taking up to much of my time, so I’m quitting next month 😦 This year I’m playing “Deck the Halls” Arr. By Martha Mier, it’s really cool! Hopefully, I have it finished in time for my Christmas recital.

Church – Some of the teenagers at my church do “Talents For Christ” every year. It’s fun (most of the time). We’re memorizing  1 & 2 Timothy KJV this year. I’m also entering a stained glass heart with a rose in the middle, and my sister and I are going to sing something for TFC probably. I also make coffee and hot water for morning church (sometimes I make muffins or cookies)! Also, my siblings and I are involved in a Club for the kids at our church.

School – School is pretty simple this year! Teaching Texts books Algebra  1, “Exploring World History” by Ray Notgrass (Bible and English are included with History), Science, and music lessons. Plus my mom reads Lamplighter Books sometimes for History! Currently, we’re reading The Cross Triumphant by Florence M. Kingsley.

Sorry about the quality of these photos (notice all the fabric and costumes in the background).

Also this past week we went to a college to rent some period costumes for the play (here are some photos from that). Though sadly we didn’t rent any dresses just coats for the guys.

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My Sister

Later today I’ll be working on more costumes! So wish my luck!! (also I will take a few photos of the costumes my sister and I made).

​See you next time!

It dumped about 12 inches of snow on us Thursday! So pretty and fun…but a pain to clear off the roads!