Friday, November 21, 2008


Yesterday it was really cold outside! When we were at the seminary large snow flakes began to fall. The temperature continued to drop and by the time it was dark there was a very, very thin layer of white on the ground! I had my camera with me so I was able to capture a few pictures.

The can see snow flakes falling.

These flowers still had fall colors even with a thin coat of white over them.

The snow was sticking on Daddy's jacket and hair. The big white
spot on the left side is a snow flurry that landed on the
camera just as I took the picture.
Our front steps.
Our van.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Andrew's 8th Birthday!

I love my younger brother!

Andrew always wants to play something,

He's loyal to his battles...even when I'm studying my schoolwork,

He makes me laugh really hard when he's silly,

He's my faithful partner and buddy!

I love you Andrew and hope you had a great birthday!


Great Giveaway...

and this is the LAST DAY! Over at joyfully at home you have a chance to enter this giveaway to win a bag made by Marie-Madeline Studios. So hurry on over there to enter to win a bag!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Always Vote for Principle

"Always vote for principle,
though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the
sweetest reflection that
your vote is never lost."

-John Quincy Adams


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fireproof: The Movie


Several weeks ago my family went to see Fireproof together. This movie was exciting, humorous, and amazing! There were a lot of dramatic and tense firemen scenes but there was also a lot of funny humor mixed in. The gospel was powerfully proclaimed and so was purity. In one of the scenes Caleb Holt (the main character, played by Kirk Cameron) kisses his wife. But since Kirk Cameron has committed to never kiss anyone except his wife they brought in his real wife and dressed her in the actress' clothes so you really can't tell that Kirk Cameron is actually kissing his wife. (Click HERE to see an interview with Kirk Cameron about this.)
Most people say this is a great movie for couples but I think anyone can glean from the wisdom in this movie! We felt comfortable watching this movie as a family since we knew we wouldn't be bombarded with bad words or other disagreeable contents. Because of a few tense scenes this movie might not be the best for smaller children.
Since this movie was made by Christians I really wanted to support it. I wasn't disappointed by what I saw! Sherwood pictures did an amazing job making this movie.
From the Fireproof blog, October 30:

As FIREPROOF prepares for its sixth weekend in theaters, more than 100 theaters will be adding it to their offerings. In all, 887 theaters across the country will be showing FIREPROOF. An interesting aside: through today, the end of the fifth week, the movie is still playing in 80 percent of the theaters where it opened on September 26!

I would highly encourage you to go see this movie while it is still in theaters and with this many theaters you shouldn't have a problem finding it near you! If you've already seen Fireproof I would love to hear what you thought of it!


P.S. Something interesting that Andrew observed is that all of the movies Sherwood Films has made begin with an "F" Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof.

John Piper video on the Presidental Race

This is a great video, please take the time to watch it. In this short video John Piper covers some of the difficult issues concerning this presidential race.