Friday, February 27, 2009

Rachel awarded me!

I have received another blog award from Rachel. She said this award is for "Excellence of Blogcasting".

Here are the rules:

1. Post the award on my blog

2. Pass it on to some friends, up to 15

3. I have to let them know they've received the award. So, here's some of the people who's blogs I enjoy and this award is now their's to pass on.

I would like to award...






Congratulations, girls on receiving this award!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I have been tagged again by Rachel. This one is going to be tough. The rules are: You're supposed to come up with fifty things about yourself. If you are tagged you must try to do it. If you don't make it all the way to 50, you may use things from previous tags. Here are fifty things about me:

  1. I love chocolate.
  2. My favorite band is the Jonas Brothers.
  3. I have never been to the beach in my entire life.
  4. My favorite animal is horses.
  5. I have a good friend in my pastor's daughter.
  6. I love gardens.
  7. My favorite drink is Dr. Pepper.
  8. I love drinking hot cocoa and hot tea.
  9. The only hot tea I will drink is green and white.
  10. I like to fish.
  11. My favorite chickens are Polish chickens, or "top hatters."
  12. I am not a country girl for real, but I love to think that I am country.
  13. I would like to be a secretary when I grow up.
  14. I type like a professional.
  15. I like to cut coupons.
  16. I like to help my Mom with paper work.
  17. My favorite herb is lavender.
  18. My favorite color is purple.
  19. I love glitter and sparkles.
  20. I do not know how to swim.
  21. I have been horse back riding twice.
  22. My favorite Christian artists are Casting Crowns, Barlow Girls, Bethany Dillon, and Pure NRG.
  23. I have only been to one concert, which was "Winter Jam 2008".
  24. I love acting and singing.
  25. Everything on my computer is themed pink.
  26. I run the sound/media for my youth group.
  27. I have my own butterfly bush sitting right outside my window.
  28. I talk to myself.
  29. I love playing Tetris.
  30. I love using smiley faces in my e-mails.
  31. I hang around with my Mom a lot.
  32. I am trying to bake at least one thing a week.
  33. I am horrible at math.
  34. I love spelling.
  35. I have almost all the "Left Behind: The Kids" books.
  36. I like to watch "Little House on the Prairie: A New Beginning".
  37. My favorite season is spring.
  38. I love going around barefoot.
  39. I hate wearing shoes.
  40. I don't like wearing tank tops.
  41. I do a lot of laundry.
  42. I hope to have two kids when I am grown up.
  43. My favorite movies are "The Nativity Story"and"Evan Almighty".
  44. I love Tim Hawkins.
  45. I love playing with my Mom's hair.
  46. I only like wearing Bermuda shorts, not short shorts.
  47. I hope to have a "country" themed wedding one day.
  48. I would love to go to the mountains as a family field trip.
  49. My favorite food is chicken supreme casserole.
  50. I have been home schooled for two years.

That was really challenging for me. I tag Jocelyn, Rachel, Amanda, and Lacy.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Young Maiden's Daybook: Week 5

Today... Feb. 23, 2009

Outside my window... very bright and is chilly out.

I am thinking... what a great time I had at my friend's house.

I am thankful for... good health

I am wearing... my green youth group t-shirt, blue jeans, red jacket, my hair is up, and bare feet

I am reading... So Much More by the Botkin Sisters

I am creating... nothing at the moment.

One of my favorite things... chatting with my friend through e-mail and IM

For education this week... the usual

A picture I'd like to share... Below: This is my dog, Leo, laying on top of the kitty hide-away, trying to get some sun.

If you would like to participate click HERE.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I have been tagged by Rachel

Rachel from "Young Homemakers" has tagged me.

Here are the directions:

Erase my answers and put yours in. Use the first letter of your name to answer ALL of the following questions. If the person before you has the same 1st letter pick a new one. You CAN NOT use anything twice, and you CAN NOT use your own name for the boy/girl question. After you are done, tag 5 people.......

1. What is your name?: Alli
2. A 4 letter word: Aunt
3. A boy's name: Alex
4. A girl's name: Alexis
5. An occupation: Astronaut
6. A color: Apricot
7. Something you wear: Apron
8. A Food: Apples
9. Something found in the bathroom: Acne face wash
10. A place: Arizona
11. A reason for being late: A herd of African Elephants were blocking the road.
12. Something you shout: Ahhhh!!!!!!!
13. A movie title: Aladdin
14. Something you drink: Apple Juice
15. An animal: African Elephants
16. A song title: Away In A Manger, hymn
17. A verb: ask

Wow! That was very challenging, but fun. Now here are five people I tag Nancy, Mom, Jocelyn, Lacy, Rachel. Hope you have fun!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Young Maiden's Daybook: Week 4

Today... Feb. 16, 2009

Outside my window.. The sun is breaking through the clouds, nice spring breeze.

I am thinking...
how much fun Mom and Justin are going to have in SC.

I am thankful for... friends that I count on to be there every day.

I am wearing...
blue jeans, blue and brown shirt, red jacket, hair is up, and my house shoes.

I am reading... I just finished reading "The Princess Adelina" by Julie Sutter, Now reading my "So Much More" by the Botkin Sisters. I am creating... clean clothes and a blog post.

One of my favorite things... spending time with friends and family members.

For education this week... the usual

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning... cleaning

A spiritual lesson I am learning... witness

A godly character trait I plan to work on..
. charity

Scripture I am memorizing... first Timothy two nine of my wallpaper that Lacy made me.

For the rest of this week...
housework, school and hopefully a dentist appointment for me.

A picture I like to share... This is Mom's sewing table. Right now she is learning to sew straight lines on pieces of scrap fabric.

Pic here
If you would like to learn how to do this day book click HERE.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Same blog, New design

I recently talked to my mom about a new design for my blog.

I picked out everything like my avatar and the background. I wanted something vintage, brown and pink, and something that had flowers. This background was perfect.

For my picture I wanted a Victorian girl or a cowgirl. So Mom looked for some cowgirls and/or Victorian girls. I guess she found some great Victorian girls. She found four good ones. I picked this one because she has dark brown hair like I do, she is also wearing a dress, and I trying to be more feminine.

It took Mom a while to make the picture fit on my blog. She also had a hard time trying to find a color that wasn't too dark or too bright. As you can tell, she changed the wording in my header slightly.

I love my new blog design. I also want to thank my Mom who spent a big chunk of time one night fixing and making my header.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Only 17 more days!

A week before we went to visit Nancy, Mom said that she had a special BIG surprise for my two brothers and me. We were all eager to know what it is. When we got to Nancy's, finished unpacking, rested for a few minutes, I asked if we could know what the secret suprise is. M, Nancy's oldest son, popped in a video. On the screen popped up a few Disney characters, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, etc. My oldest brother, JJ, already knew where we were going. But I wasn't so sure. Then JJ told me. I was quiet, watching the video.

We are going to Disney World!

I can not believe it. Adam said that he didn't want to go, because of all the scary rides, but we started explaining to him. Then he did want to go.

We are leaving on the first day of March at around 10:00 p.m. because Nancy has a 1-year-old, and she is wanting him to sleep. We are staying for four nights and five days. Four nights for four parks. I am so excited. I won't be blogging while down there. But I promise when we get back, I'll post pictures of our trip.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Young Maiden's Daybook: Week 3

To learn how to participate click HERE

Today... February 2, 2009
Outside my window... sunny and still chilly
I am thinking... what to do next on my new laptop
I am thankful for... food
I am wearing... my pajamas, hair is messy, and bare feet
I am reading... So much more by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin and The Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter
I am creating... nothing at the moment except this blog post
One of my favorite things... my laptop
For education this week,,, creating a book report and crafts
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning... baking
A spiritual lesson I am learning... witness
A godly character trait I am learning... charity
A bible verse I am memorizing... still working on Proverbs 13:2
For the rest of the week... cleaning, school, and blogging
Picture I thought of sharing...

Above: The cats laying on top of each other on their hideaway.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New year, new stuff

Ever since we got the first part of the privacy fence up more than a year ago, we have been wanting to get the other side up. Just a couple of days ago we bought a few more panels and put them up.

We have done a lot of switching around of computers in the last week or so, too. Mom got a new laptop. Dad took her old computer. JJ got Dad's old computer. I was going to get JJ's old computer but I got something better... I got a laptop. It's not an expensive laptop, but it's good for my needs. It's hard getting used to the keyboard and touch pad, but I am not complaining. My youngest brother got to get the old computer we used to use, along with a desk. His computer only has a Windows 98 operating system, and I'm glad to now have a Vista.

We have been moving a lot of stuff around. But it's worth it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blogs, blogs, and more blogs

One of my good friends, M, from another state, has started a blog a couple of weeks ago. My brother, JJ, also started a blog. M and JJ are younger than I am.

Here is some more blogs that I also found:

1) A Godly Maiden
2) Julia's Journal
3) Young Homemakers
4) Heart of Purity

Here are some sites that I've also discovered:
1) Feelin' Feminine
2) Growing in Grace magazine

These are my two favorite sites to visit, next to blogs I love to read. I hope that you may find so more friends.


This is one of my Christmas presents from last year.

This is my very first apron. It is an Amish apron. Mom has one just like it but it is a different color. I use it to cook in, and when we start gardening this spring, I am going to use it to carry veggies.

In this picture I am making brownies. I am the official brownie maker in my family. I use the brownie recipe from Hillbilly Housewife. I am hopefully going to learn how to make blondies from Hillbilly Housewife. I've made snicker doodles once but I accidentally made them to small.