Thursday, May 31, 2012


From the 17th to the 21st of this month, Dylan and I went to Cheyenne, Wyoming for the Sacrifice of Praise Chorale Workshop!

"Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation."

~1 Chronicles 16:23

Dylan and I!

"Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: [so] will we sing and praise thy power." 

~Psalm 21:13

"I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me." 

~Psalm 13:6

Can you find Dylan and I out of the 78 singers? Probably not the easiest... I am clear to the right, second person going from right to left in the second row. And you can just barely see Dylan's head, he is clear to the left, second going from left to right in the back row.

"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works." 

~Psalm 105:2

It was a very good time. I am so glad that we could go as it was such a blessing to be able to learn so much on singing and to sing for a lot of people. :)

For some reason blogger is not letting me load more pictures right now. As soon as I get whatever is wrong figured out I might be doing another singing post with more pictures from our time in Wyoming!

*A BIG thank you to Emily, Hannah, and Elarie for taking pictures and videos for me during and after the program!!!*

"I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being." 

~Psalm 104:33  


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins

These are one of our favorite kind of muffins! :) I always double the recipe, so I wrote it out doubled below, if you only need a few then you can store some away in your fridge for later!

Pumpkin Muffins

3 1/2 cups wheat flour
2/3 cups sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup canola oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup raisins

In a large mixing bowl mix everything together. Stir just until mointened. Grease muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; fill 2/3 full. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, just till golden. Remove from pans and serve warm. Makes around 24 muffins.

Enjoy!!! :)


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mushroom Hunting *Part 3*


All smiles! Notice Levi, fondly smiling down at the mushrooms! :)

All of our mushrooms, soaking in salt water.
Mom dipped them into an egg, milk, salt and pepper mixture, then rolled them in flour...

...then fried them up!



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mushroom Hunting *Part 2*

We travelled over an hour the next time to a really good looking place. It was Mom, me, Paige, Joshua, and Rylan. Mom wanted to do the hunting so I stayed at the playground holding Rylan and watching the bopsie twins. Here are a few pictures that I took while waiting.

To the left of this playground were the woods where Mom looked for mushrooms. Paige and Josh had fun playing here!

Paige found some pretty flowers!

Mom really looked and looked, but didn't find any! :( It was still a fun time though! Part 3 will be coming tomorrow, Lord willing!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Isaiah 40:8


"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever." 

~ Isaiah 40:8


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ice cream date

My sweet friends, Laura and Leah took me out for ice cream for my birthday!

It was a really fun time guys! Thank you both!!! :)


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I went with my friends Emily and Abi to Holdrege, NE (4 hours away) to do a surprise party for our friend Whitney for her 21st birthday! :)

Some of the girls working on her cake.

They wanted it to be perfect...

...and it was!

And the table ... set for a queen!

Whitney was SOOO surprised!

We had a lovely dinner.

Whitney with her pretty cake!

Everything was delicious!

After dinner Whitney opened her presents and we played a game.

After that we headed on over to the Smith's home (Whitney's family) and had a great time there! They are great singers, we had fun listening to them. And one of their boys can play the piano amazingly!

*I will add a video with a piece he played soon!*

Thank you to everyone for your hospitality! And thank you to the Grice family for sending me exactly half of these pictures!


Friday, May 4, 2012

Look at what we have!!!


Our beautiful Whiskers ( big and pregnant in this picture)...

...had 5 beautiful kittens Tuesday morning!

There are 3 gray and 2 black! I hope most of them are fluffy like their mama!They are so cute! :)