Monday, November 27, 2006

Moose Ears

This is Bernie, Gus and I. Terri is behind the camera. Oh and sorry about the inactivity over the past week or so.

Baby Hands

We've been gone for the past five days visiting family, enjoying my uncle's amazing cooking..... and taking pictures. The above is a photo of Frank's hands which I took while he was playing at the sink. I will post another in a different post shortly. I guess you'll be seeing my pictures as much as my artwork, hope you don't mind (:

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thankful Thursdays

1. The Catholic faith.
2. My family and friends, I love chatting with them about, well.... anything and everything!
3. Books, reading time, authors like Chesterton, Tolkien, Lewis, Austen, Regina Doman, Hilda Van Stockum, Shakespeare etc. etc. etc. (Does that count as one?)
4. Blogger. The blogs have been so much fun, making new friends and keeping in touch with old. And learning things all the time, particularly about Chesterton.
5. Discussions with our homeschool friends.
6. Dr. Thursday's posts, particularly his Thursday posts on ACS.
7. The camera, I'm enjoying it more and more.
8. Being able to listen to stories almost anytime. Thanks to multiple audio players in our house.
9. Shakespeare parties. We get together with a bunch of friends, and read a Shakespeare play together, we have SOOOO much fun.
10. Irish dance class.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Can You Tell I Like Memes????

Here's another book meme that I thought looked interesting. I got it from Studeo, here goes:

1. How old were you when you learned to read and who taught you? I was 4 when I learned to read and my mom taught me.
2. Did you own any books as a child? If so, what’s the first one that you remember owning? If not, do you recall any of the first titles that you borrowed from the library? My mom and dad got Ten Little Babies Dress for me when I was less then a year old (of course I don't remember it from then, when I was a couple years older).
3. What's your oldest memory of a story? I'm not positive, probably either Good Morning In Maine or Miss Rumphius.
4. What’s the first book that you bought with your own money? Well I remember getting The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when I was six but that wasn't with my own money, it was a prize for a summer reading program. I loved it, I read it in less then 24 hours!
5. Were you a re-reader as a child? If so, which book did you re-read most often?
Oh Yeah. I'm not sure exactly but I did reread These Happy Golden Years enough times that my mom had to make me read two books in between each time.
6. What’s the first adult book that captured your interest and how old were you when you read it? Most likely the book which is still my favorite The Lord of The Rings, which I first read when I was nine.
7. Are there children’s books that you passed by as a child that you have learned to love as an adult? Which ones? Well I'm not an adult and I don't think there really are any, at least none that come to mind.

Anybody want to do it??? Consider yourself tagged, and any ChesterTeens who see this post, you're tagged too!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I Was Just Thinking.....

... How different would the story of The Lord of The Rings be if Faramir went to Rivendell instead of Boromir? I'm guessing this has been pondered before but I never thought of it before. Especially the breaking of the fellowship probably would have been drastically different because of Faramir's greater will power over the ring.

What do you think? Would it have been better or worse if Faramir had persuaded Boromir to stay in Minas Tirith?

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I Love the Camera!

I take pictures whenever I can, and I love sunbursts. ( In case you didn't figure that out already:).

Friday, November 10, 2006


Really if you have any time at all go and read this. It is well worth your time. It had me laughing out loud and I am still giggling! But I can't make this post to long, you have enough to read as it is. She is a really good storyteller!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I Knew It All Along!

When I was four I insisted that the state where we live (Wisconsin) was Misconsin. And I continued in my firm belief that all the people on the radios and TVs were wrong until I learned how to read (I was around five). So today just now I was looking in the Kids Almanac to find a list of states that would help me chronicle the voting results tonight. So anyways each state has a little bit about the name. In Wisconisin's I found that Wisconsin used to be spelled Mesconsing!
So I was right after all!!!!! (-;

Monday, November 06, 2006

Another finding of an old tub

It is a story I wrote when I was, judging by the handwriting and spelling, quite young. Oh and sorry about the strange placing of the pictures, Blogger doesn't work to well with lots of images. I hope you can figure out the order. So there is the story. And in case you can't read that it says:
Mary and the Baker
Mary was very Hungre and wanted bread from the baker wich was ten sents and Mary had 2 dollers so she went to the baker and said pleaise giv me three fresh lovse of French Bread a Fyoo minets later he brange Mary a hot box smeling of hot french bread. Hoo is that for he askt!it`s for me said Mary. Well here you are and 5 lovse in all like you said and they lived happily ever after!

That's the spelling I used then I hope you can understand it. BTW the end page is not shown here, it didn't fit, but you heard what it said!

More pictures

Here are two more!

BTW, I did not draw Holy Hill (or the other one)!

Going through boxes..

... sometimes reveals some pretty cool stuff, like some pictures tucked into an old book from a rummage sale that just yesterday came to light. I will post them one, maybe two at a time, to make them easier for viewing, Enjoy!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Archive Browsing

I was browsing through the archives of Small Pax (which is a lot of fun by the way, try it sometime) and I found this playing card website. It is soooooo cool. The quote "There is no such thing as an unintersting subject, the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person" has been proving itself to me a great deal.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Stat Counter

I recently got a stat counter on my blog (see sidebar) one of my favorite features is the "recent visitor map." It showes you a map of where the recent visitors are from, how they found your blog and several other more or less interesting facts. Using this feature I found that somebody who found my blog through this post lives in Southern Kenya!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Beauty and the Beast, and Other Fairy Tales

A few months ago my dad read Beauty and the Beast from the Blue Fairy Book outloud to us. And since then I have decided that Beauty and the Beast is one of, if not my favorite, fairy tale. The reason is this: Beauty and the Beast have a reason to fall in love. In the typical fairy tale the hero and heroine fall in love seemingly on the spur of the moment or because they like the other's looks. Well I suppose Beauty does't have the problem of falling in love because of the Beast's looks, although he might have that temptation. But anyways, Beauty and the Beast have long talks every night and they get to know each other before they fall in love. This is true to a certain extent of Snow White and Rose Red as well. But in that one they play with the Bear more then have talks with him. By the way if you're not familiar with Snow White and Rose Red you can read it here. If you're not familiar with Beauty and the Beast then I suggest you go to the library in the near future.
So anyways any thoughts on this???? Any amendments to what I said??????