Friday, July 27, 2012


I think my post title says it all... so here is my other blog!

Who Needs Eggs? is basically about my life with an egg allergy. I post recipes I make up or enjoy that have no eggs, and things like that.

If you are interested in baking and such please go stop by my other blog! Much obliged!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Just a little post...

I just wanted to let you all know that I have two new buttons  It's such an enterprise!

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Yes, that's me.

And a banner made by my sweet sister, Beth Grace for my blog!
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Musical Moments 4

Title: The Sound of Music

Character Profiles:

Captain Georg von Trapp

The von Trapp children

Baroness Elsa Schroeder

Max Detweiler

Mother Abbess


List Of Songs: The Sound of Music
                         Morning Hymn
                         I Have Confidence
                         Sixteen Going on Seventeen
                         My Favorite Things
                         The Lonely Goatherd
                         So Long, Farewell
                         Climb Ev'ry Mountain
                         Something Good

Rating from 1-5: 4

Content Advisory: Questionable costumes and Maria sings about having confidence in herself (when she should have confidence in God).

Memorable Quotes and Pictures:
 Baroness: "Not too sweet, not too sour."
Max: "Just too, uh... pink."

Maria: "Kurt, how are you?"
Kurt: "Hungry."

 Max: "Hold on. What's so funny?"
Captain von Trapp: "You are, Max. Expensive, but very funny."

The favorite One And Only, Genuine, Original Family Band song is West o' the Wide Missouri. Don't forget to vote for your favorite song from The Sound of Music!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Double Sleepover!

I know you are all probably tired of hearing about sleepovers from me. But please bear with me! I post about the things we do, and we happen to have many sleepovers in the summer. Now that you are bored to death with this post, I will stop writing and put up some pictures for your own enjoyment!

Em and Toria doing dishes.

Captain Oblivious... helping with dishes?
Never mind.

Later that night, my dad set off some firecrackers and such in our front yard.
Cherry, Doofus, and Samwise.

Cap. Oblivious and I.

KT Bugs, Em, me, Samwise, Harry Bob, Toria, Cherry, and Kiri.

Next morning...

Making breakfast! Eggs, bacon, fruit salad...

and pancakes!


KT Bugs

Here we are playing a computer game together.

All eleven of us were crowded into a little room!

Doofus showing us how tall he is.

Making sticky buns for the next morning!

Unfortunately, we did not take any more pictures after this! The events of the evening and the next morning included: reading the book of Amos aloud, 11 o'clock swim in the pool, homemade pizza at midnight, watching Cranford until... well, too late in the morning, and (after waking and eating breakfast) sitting around watching more Cranford. We had a splendid time with our cousins! It was such an enterprise!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Reading Tag

Do you snack while you read? If so, favourite reading snack:
If I am quite famished! Usually a granola bar or an apple.

What is your favourite drink while reading?
A cup of hot or iced tea.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
Oh my, it horrifies me!

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
As the thought of marring a book terrifies me (and as I have so many bookmarks), I always bookmark my place.

Fiction, non-fiction, or both? 

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I prefer to read to the end of a chapter, but I can easily stop anywhere!

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
No, no, no!

 If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
Once in a while. I love to read the dictionary!

What are you currently reading? 
Other than the Bible? At The Back of the North Wind and Mother Carey's Chickens.

What is the last book you bought? 
I'm not at liberty to say... it is a gift. And I wouldn't want the soon-to-be-owner of the book to know what they are to receive.

Do you have a favorite time/place to read? 
Bed. Or the couch. Perhaps outside.

Do you prefer series books or stand alones? 

Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? 
No specifics. There are too many that I recommend.

How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.) 
My sister takes care of that. She organizes everything she can get her hands on.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Few Photos From the Fourth

I'm terribly sorry that I have not posted about Independence Day! We had several sleepovers (stayovers is more like it... as we rarely sleep) with our cousins last week and so we were quite busy. Anywho, here are some pictures from the 4th of July. Enjoy!

We do not often get candy. But when we do...

We get hyper...

Very hyper!
The aftermath.

Some 4th of July fun!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Desserts Photography Contest Entry and Winner

Well, I only got one entry for my Summer Desserts Photography Contest. I'm am quite put out (not really)! Here is the one entry and the winner!
 By Kiri Liz of Lianne Taimenlore


Here is an award for you! 

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Musical Moments 3

Title: The One And Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

Character Profiles:
 Alice Bower
Joe Carder

Calvin Bower

Katie Bower

Grandpa (Renssaeler) Bower

Mayo, Laura, Lulu, Nettie, Rose, Sidney, and Quinn Bower

 Ernie Stubbins

Charlie Wrenn

List Of Songs: The One And Only, Genuine Original Family Band
                         The Happiest Girl Alive
                         Let's Put It Over with Grover
                         Ten Feet off the Ground
                         Bout Time
                         Drummin' Drummin' Drummin'
                         West o' the Wide Missouri
                         Oh, Benjamin Harrison

Rating: 5

Memorable Quotes and Pictures:
"We already swapped names and, uh, done our howdies."

"Why do you always have to ruin a good story by saying, "Really, Grandpa?""

The favorite Mary Poppins song appears to be A Spoonful of Sugar. Don't forget to vote for your favorite song from The One And Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.