Thursday, August 31, 2006

Picture This

We have been following these flickr contests, picture location, picture summer toes, picture summer togetherness and picture anything summer . The winners are being announced here, but we decided it would be fun to pick our favorites. I have only picked the winners for one so I will post the others later on.

For Picture Location:
Winner: "Biscuit in Flowers" I love the backround of the mountains, and a cute baby adds to any picture.
Runner-up 1"Ocean Evening" The sun on the water is awesome and the silhouette is is great too.
Runner-up 2"Pondering" The waves and moss in this picture really caught my eye.

My mom picked her favorites. Here they are:


Winner:"Daddy's boy"
Runner-up 1:"Summer Siblings"
Runner-up 2:"Country Cousins"

Summer Toes

Winner: Daddy's flip-flop
Runner-up 1: Toes Aglow
Runner-up 2: Baby with string

Summer Location

Winner: Pier at Sunset
Postcard Sunset
Martha's Vineyard

Anything Summer

Jumping In
Boy on the Beach

Well that's all for now, I will be posing my other favorites as soon as I figure out which they are.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kitty Cat?

Frank and I were playing one of his favorite games (other than "dord bites", sword fights, with his plastic sword) memory cards. In the set we were using there is a picture of a dog with VERY long hair. I asked Frank what it was. Titty tat!! (Kitty cat) was his first guess. I said no. Then he figured it out, Doggy cat!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006


I just found this site which has dozens of the languages which Tolkien created. It looks really cool.
Hat-tip Enchiridion

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More from our fridge

We have a bit more than usual since our friends the Henebrys stayed over last night(whose visit I will probably post on in not to long) and used our set too. Here is what is on our fridge:

this idle dinosaur decieveth a loathsome foul owl thus that butterfly bestowed a peaceful silent color ere an envyous flower glowed

a mortal lover measure love like

speak lightly of thy farewell

the funny drunkard was a trifle saucy

the wicked woman whispered which spot she tempt villain to forswear growing perilous pink ghostly garden

mischance methinks alas I am merry

mud songs fly lightlywith pigs playing in rain

discontent doth dream down dark dire drunk dog

alas I have love but I shall never have my maiden hence I will yield to melancholy and death

a man dost give good fortune from out of heart

oft nest mercy in thine breast

ne'er torment slander or curse lest she dream

Monday, August 14, 2006

Irish Dancing Homeschoolers on NBC

There is a show on NBC called America's Got Talent. It's a contest where the audience votes for the winner and the finals are Wedensday at 8/7 central. And one of the finalist groups are friends of my cousins; they will be performing Irish Dancing, to see a video go here. They're in round 4, look for Celtic Spring.
I'm looking forward to watching it.
Update: Here is another longer video of them including what the judges thought of their performance, it's very interesting. They're an awesome family.

An Amazing Occurence

Yesterday an amazing thing happened, I got a word verification that I could actually pronounce!!!!!!!It was wiwax. Isn't that amazing? (:

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

First a toad, now a bird.

Yep we found a bird (we think it's a robin) in our yard today. We think he fell out of a tree and so he was stunned for a while, but he perked up and has been carried around in a nest (which we found a couple days ago after a storm) by Terri and Bernie. I decided to try to draw the little creature while he was asleep. Here is the result.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Oh Dear, I Got Tagged....

... for the book meme, by my mom.

So here's my list:

1. One book that changed your life.

The Shadow of the Bear By Regina Doman. The reason being it got me interested in Chesterton.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once.

The Lord of the Rings By J.R.R.Tolkien

3. One book you’d want on a desert island.

The Collected Works of Chesterton ,Volume One (It has both Heretics and Orthodoxy)

4. One book that made you laugh.

Pride and Predjudice By Jane Austen

5.One book that made you cry.

A Tale of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

6. One book that you wish had been written.

J.R.R. Tolkien By G.K.Chesterton

7. One book that you wish had never been written.

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

8. One book you’re currently reading.

Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontes. I started this months ago and still
haven't gotten back to it. (Sorry GilbertGirl:)

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read.

Heretics By G.K.Chesterton

And I will tag Monkey, Coyote, Jenny and The Map Guy.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Fun with Magnetic Poetry

We have two sets, the basic set and the Shakespeare set. Although we don't really use them for poetry it is so much fun to make up crazy sentances.
Here is what is currently on our fridge:

farewell vile codpiece death
methinks I would poison thee
perchance I will bestow a butterfly
of loathsome garden to your lordship
with vehemence and torments

I like that silly melancholy glow

be merry fairy owls
for discontent doth belch

pig out good fortune
I grow silent lovely and lazy

thence a peasant must make some joyfull jest

his hat hast heart hence her haste

the whispering winter went walking wantonly

he flew the happy foul fat fed perilous flower.

I think my favorite is 'his hat', I like them all though.

UPDATE:I corrected some typos and missing words.