Monday, November 28, 2011

Drawings






Comment and let me know which one you like the best. 


Bethany

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Abby on NCIS





The coolest ever.

The two Awesomest people on Criminal Minds!


                                                                      Spencer Reid







Penelope Garcia




If you haven't seen the show....you have to. 




Thursday, November 17, 2011

It really has been awhile

I have been in a drawing mood lately, here are some of the drawings.  (they aren't very good) :)

Wile E. Coyote 



Taz

There really isn't anything else to report as of yet. 

Until we meet again.
Bethany


Saturday, September 17, 2011

  We went shopping the other day and I got a cool hat, an awesome owl ring, some shoes, a sweater dress, two pairs of jeans, and a coat.  Oh yeah and I also got two bracelets.  One says pure awesomeness and the other has a bunch of smiley faces on it.  I'll show pics next time if there are comments. 

On the way home we stopped at a gas station to get water.  Mom handed the open water bottle to Destiny and told her to drink, she wasn't paying very close attention and handed it to Samuel in the backseat.  Since it was open it went right down Samuel's shirt.  Mom freaked out and said, "Destiny!  Destiny no!  Just drink it!"  I'm like, "Mom, calm down."  Mom then burst out laughing.  Samuel was a little wet. 

I got new blue tennis shoes for $7.  And they are awesome! 

This a very boring post...sorry there isn't anything more interesting to write about.  :)
Bethany

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Apron Selling

So...today was the Taste of Home Convention and we were going to be selling our aprons, button bracelets, coupon holders, casserole covers, flower headbands, pins and hair clips. 

It was kind of fun, kind of boring, kind of hectic.  A lot of people were there and we were quite busy.  The show started at 3:00 but we got there at 8:00 to set up and get ready.  A lot of people who weren't even going to the cooking show just showed up to look at all the other cute things that people were selling. 

When the show started there was no one around looking at stuff so me and Faith decided to make a duct tape apron.  It took an hour and a half and turned out looking surprisingly cute.  I say surprisingly because we made a lot of mistakes while making it but hey it's our first one and we both thought that it turned out pretty nice.  The show ended and we packed up and headed out.  

Isaac is quite funny at times.  He says whatsoever instead of whatever.  For example if you said that he liked rabbits more than chickens he'd say, "Oh whatsoever."  Isn't that funny?  Or am I the only person who thinks that this is funny just because of all the time I have been spending with my crazy brother?  Maybe I am just crazy.  A crazy person who thinks everyone around me is crazy.  Naw.  That obviously cannot be right.  Right? 

Since school has started there really isn't anything unique to report about.  I am starting homeschool classes this Monday.  I am taking a writing class, art class and a Spanish class.  Homeschool classes haven't really been very enjoyable for me in past years.  I guess I don't socialize well with kids my age.  That sentence made me sound like I was trying to get the world to pity me.  I can assure you that I am not.  I am fine with being not social it's just my mom is all worried about me not socializing or going up to someone who I don't even know and talking to them like we were old friends.  I'm just not that kind of person.  I didn't really want to sign up for classes but I wanted to take Spanish and writing and mom made me take art.  I want to learn stuff but I want to do it alone...not in a group.  In past experience we had to get up in front of a group without warning and say stuff.  I hate doing that. 

I am very tired and cannot think of what to write next so this is good night. 

Bethany

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1st day of school

Boo!!!!  The first day of school was actually on Tuesday, but I am late recording the details of it so here you go. 

Well I officially hate Algebra 2...it is the most boring thing in the world.  Two pages took me an hour and a half.  I stink at math. 

Isaac has already started his ritual of going outside for two hours instead of doing school. 

We recently got a play station 2 so Susannah went downstairs and started playing it when she was supposed to be doing her school.  I texted mom and told her that Susannah was playing on the play station to "improve her hand and eye coordination skills".  Mom wasn't too happy about that and grounded Susannah from it.  Isaac and Samuel also made the same mistake. 

We had a campfire outside to commemorate the first day of school.  Isaac yelled at Charity because she dropped his hot dog because the hot hot dog burned her finger.  Memories...sweet memories. 

Isaac found a walking stick outside and brought it in to show us.  Little did he know that there was more than one.  He set the bug free and felt this strange tickling sensation in his pants.  He shouted to mom that he thought there was one crawling up his pants and went into the bathroom to investigate.  Sure enough, right by the inside of his pocket was a large green walking stick.  He had a little case of the creepie crawlies after that.  We set his pants outside so the walking stick could go free without us having to touch him.  I of course wanted to get a picture, and here are some pictures of the walking stick and some flowers I took pictures of. 








Bethany

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

State Fair

This year I took my game table to State Fair for 4-H.  Faith and I also did a team demonstration together.  We got a blue ribbon.  Our demo was on rope tricks.  I think the audience's favorite was when we pulled the rope through our necks.  That was our favorite one too. 

It was actually really nice weather at State Fair this year.  Except for the night mom and the rest of the clan came to the State Fair to see our projects and stuff.  I had left my sweater in the dorms because it was perfect weather outside and I didn't think it was going to get too cold.  Yeah....it got quite cold.  I was in shorts and a T-shirt and everyone else was wearing pants and sweaters.  And then the next day it was warm outside and I had brought my sweater with so I had to carry it around the rest of the day.  How predictable.  :) 

We ate a lot of cheese curds.  Yum! :)   I got a blue ribbon on my game table too.  More later but for now I have to leave. 

See you soon! 

Bethany

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bored

I have not been able to find the book that I was reading, and I was practically at the end of it.  Right at the suspenseful part I lost it. 

Whenever Charity wants to tell you something she turns your face toward her.  Yesterday she was telling me how only three people died, "Abraham Lincoln, that little girl (I have no idea who she was referring to), and Grandma." 

It has been quite boring around here lately.  It doesn't seem like it's been a week since we got back from vacation.  I still have failed to unpack my bag.  I am always late doing that. 


Saturday, August 20, 2011

More vacation in D.C.

We went to a Mcdonald's which was like a small food stand on wheels and there were a ton of birds outside who loved french fries.  Destiny threw one up in the air and the bird actually caught it in the air.  It was pretty cool. 

There were two squirrels who also loved the greasy french fries, they would walk up to you and eat it out of your hand.  I got a couple pictures which I will post later since they aren't on this computer.  We think we saw the same squirrel later on, tailing us as we were walking down the street.  He is a very plump squirrel. 

We have tried three times to go up to the top of the Washington Monument but have never succeeded.  Twice it was because of rain and lightning, and this morning we were late....and we left an hour early.  I guess it just isn't meant to be. 

We went to the ocean today.  We drove for three hours with three bathroom breaks and then made it to Bethany Beach.  They didn't have a bathroom near the beach so we had to load up again and haul everyone to the nearest gas station where we changed into our swimsuits.  Then we were off to play in the water. 

The waves looked mild...and I stress looked...so me and Samuel just jumped right in.  My second wave I was under the water.  Ocean water is disgusting.  It also gives you a sore throat.  We learned to jump when there was a big wave and then we didn't get salt water in our mouths.  We "swam", (I don't know if you'd consider jumping over waves as swimming or not), for about an hour and then got back in the car to go to another beach because Bethany Beach didn't have shells on land. 

We drove for another half hour to another beach which luckily had shells.  We walked the beach roaming for shells until it was almost dark and then we headed back to the hotel. 

The time is really 11:37, because there's an hour time difference here. 

On the way to our hotel we heard sirens behind us, and I was a bit worried that the police car was after us, we pulled over and he passed.

I am a bit tired right now, so I bid you good-night. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Vacation in D.C.

We left on Sunday and spent the night in a hotel in the cities.  Then next morning at 4:00 a.m. we got on a shuttle bus to go to the airport.  We  arrived at 4:30.  We got through security and we got on the plane around 5:05 a.m. 

Me and Faith got seats together, but we didn't have a good view.  All we could see was the engine. 

We had a 4 hour waiting period between flights, it was pretty boring.  Me and dad watched two episodes of criminal minds and then we just walked around until we took off again. 

I got the window seat again, and we actually had a good view this time.  Even with gum my ears still popped a little. 

We got to our rental car (a twelve passenger van) and drove to our hotel.  We ate supper at Ihop, since we hadn't even had lunch yet.  Then, we went swimming in the pool. 

The next morning we ate breakfast at the hotel.  We drove around for awhile until we found a parking lot.  We paid the 12 dollars and started walking.  We walked for a long time until we saw the Washington Monument.  We didn't go up but continued walking.  We went to the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial and the Capital before going back to our hotel. 

The next day we went to the Smithsonian National Zoo.  Everyone liked the mister they had around the zoo.  It was like a mist shower.  We went back to the hotel, swimming, and then bed. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

More life

It's hard to imagine what my brothers will look like when they get older.  It's also hard to imagine what jobs they will get.  Isaac will probably be a chicken farmer.  He is obsessed with them. 

Today I worked at the church garage sale.  All of the money goes to missions though.  We give food to people in Israel and give goats to people in other countries who don't have money so they can sell the milk and cheese. 

They have like five calculators and only three work. 

"Why do you turn it off when it's solar-powered?  So you don't waste the sun?"  I asked Susanah, who was also working the mission building with me. 

A guy came in today and he said that he needed a safety pin because his button for his pants had fallen off and the only thing keeping them up was his hand.  I found one for him and he was very grateful.  It was quite funny though. 

Right now the twins are begging me to give them a bath.  "No."  In return, Charity punched me a few times.  But that's what you get from her.  She also punched me while I was talking to dad.  Turns out she had been asking me to get her a glass but I hadn't heard her so she just started punching me in the back.  She can be very aggressive at times. 

Isaac is shooting beads at me.  When I say shooting I mean spitting them out of a paper tube, which is kind of gross.  Will brothers never learn?  "Isaac!"  He left me alone after that. 

Dad sometimes says that if I do something for him he'll raise my babysitting salary 10%, then he'll say, "Oh, wait a minute, ten percent of nothing is nothing!"  How annoying. 

Only one more day until we go on our trip to Washington D.C.  I am excited!  I have never flown on an airplane before, but we are packing lots of bubble gum so our ears don't pop. 

Never fear....Bethany is here!...tomorrow. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yesterday morning Susannah awoke to a mouse crawling up her leg.  It crawled up her leg and into her pants.  She was pretty startled. 

No sign of the bat. 

"Turn the heater off I'm froze."  Charity says.  She's talking about turning the air conditioning off.  "Then I'll get dots all over me."  (because she's cold) 

Today we went to Bemidji to get Susannah a new swimsuit, Destiny some new shoes, and everyone needed socks. 

I absolutely hate shopping with everyone for long periods of time.  I don't have the patience, especially when no one ever listens to me. 

The car ride was lunacy.  Isaac on one side of me and Susannah on the other.  I knew I would probably have a headache before we even reached our destination point. 

Isaac has a thing about licking me.  In fact, he was acting strange one time and I starting guessing what kind of animal he would be if he were an animal.  I started rambling off names of animals and reached llama.  Isaac started literally licking my arms.  Yes, he is a strange child.  He chased me all over the house, threatening me with his tongue.  Disgusting. 

There was a similar occurence in the car today, only this time he licked his finger and then made contact with my arm.  Mom finally yelled at him to stop. 

"There's a beaver dam."  I said. 

"I already say that."  Isaac said. 

"Yeah, but you didn't say it."  I counterattacked. 

"Well, I didn't want to swear."  He said.  Brothers, brothers, brothers. 

We finally arrived at the mall.  Got the majority of our shopping done and then ate ice cream.  Susannah still needed a swimsuit.  We finally found everyone what they needed and headed back towards home. 

The twins got dog purses to use as their carry-on bag at the airport.  We skipped lunch that day and just snacked on crackers and fruit snacks.  We are now eating leftover chili.  Yum. 

Until we meet again. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Bat

Last night a bat got into our house.  Susannah was just going into her room upstairs when a bat flew at her head.  It also swooped towards mom's head.  Susannah went downstairs and got dad. 

I was in my room reading a book at the time, but I heard Susannah say that there was a bat in the house, so I decided to investigate. 

Dad got a broom and went upstairs to find the bat.  I followed with the camera in case I saw the bat.  Unfortunately we didn't see the bat. 

Since there was a bat running around upstairs, mom wanted Susannah to sleep in my room.  Ugh.  Susannah is a chatterbox at night.  You can turn off the light, say good-night, and she will still be talking about nothing. 

"...and marshmallows remind me of a campfire and a campfire reminds me of..."  She rambled on like that for ten minutes or more, until dad said that she could watch a show with him.  Thank goodness. 

I had to help the twins shower this morning.  They panic if a drop of water gets in their eyes.  They start yelling that I got water in their eyes and then tell me to get them a towel.  By the time they are ready to dry off the towel is already half wet. 

Today we are packing for our trip to Washington D.C.  We are packing a week in advance because we would probably be late if we didn't. 

Hope had some pens and pencils in her hands that she was putting away.  She grabbed a red crayon and tested it on the wall to see if it worked. 

"Hope!"  I yelled as she made a red streak along the wall. 

"What?  I didn't know it was a crayon."  She said.  Yeah right. 

We are still packing and cleaning.  Mom said I only had five minutes to write, and I think the time limit is up. 

Until next time. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Crazy Days

Yesterday I got to arrest my little brother Isaac.  For VBS the little kids are learning about the underground church and how the people would leave clues about where their next meeting place would be.  So I made a scavenger hunt for them, and while they were having their meeting us older kids barged in on them and handcuffed two of them.  I got Isaac.  Grandpa was the other victim.  He had no idea that we were going to do that.  Isaac, of course, knew that there was a latch on the side that would free him, so he wasn't caught for long. 

I hate sewing.  Pricking myself with a needle every time I pin down a pattern is not my idea of fun.  But they "need me" as mom and grandma say.  Luckily I don't have to sew.  I just have to cut out the patterns, which is relatively easy. 

I am currently watching the little kids as mom, Faith, Susannah, and Samuel head to the orthodontist to have their teeth examined or something.  Faith has had braces for two and a half years, or maybe it's three.  She was hoping to get them off in time for her seventeenth birthday, but no such luck. 

Isaac is hanging paper chains on our chandeliers. 

"Did you feed your chickens?"  I question him. 

"No.  I never feed them at breakfast, I always feed them at lunch.  Always have, always will." 

Yeah.  Unless we have school in the morning.  Then he is up and adam, out the door with chicken feed in his hand for the next hour and a half when mom realizes that it doesn't take an hour and a half to get them fresh water and food. 

I just saw a hummingbird.  I ran to get the camera whose batteries were "exhausted", ran to get more, shoved them into the camera and ran to the window again.  The hummingbird was gone.  How predictable.  

Isaac threw up in our van on Monday.  Watermelon chunks from snack at VBS.  He still has to clean that up.  We went to the Coborn's picnic thing and I had to sit in the backseat where the hurling took place.  At the scene of the crime we still see a huge pink blob on the floor.  Where my feet were.  I didn't notice that I was stepping in it until Isaac bluntly said, "You're shoe is in my puke."  Thanks for telling me now.  Yuck.  The smell was so bad that I thought I might throw up. 

"Don't say anything about chunks."  I said. 

"Chunk a Chunk of burning love."  Samuel sang. 

I should have known better. 

Two red-headed woodpeckers just landed on a tree outside the window.  I grabbed the camera and it still said the batteries were exhausted.  I quickly put new batteries inside the camera and ran back to the window.  They two were gone.  Two great pictures, gone.  Disappointing is an understatement. 

Well I have to rotate laundry now.  I hope those birds come back.  :) 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Grandpa's Birthday

At about 7:23 p.m. we went to grandma and grandpa's house to celebrate grandpa's birthday.  We had cake and ice cream, played some bingo and then went home. 

It seems to be a new tradition that every time we go to grandma's house we play bingo.  That's probably because we get quarters if we win.  :)  It's pretty fun. 
Hope slammed her finger in the door at our grandparents house and started crying like crazy.  She finally calmed down a little when grandma got a band-aid on her finger.  She got an ice pac for it too. 

The other day Isaac licked his finger when he had just gone into the chicken coop and washed out the chickens dirty water dishes.  "Gross."  I said to him. 

"Well..."  He started to lecture like a college professor.  (that rhymes:)  "Some people believe that we are related to apes, who are related to monkeys, who are related to every other kind of animal, who are related to dogs whose tongue is the cleanest part of their body, so...I guess my tongue is the cleanest part of my body."  Brothers. 

"But we didn't evolve from apes Isaac."  I said.  "So your tongue isn't the cleanest part of your body." 

Charity keeps on saying a line from the movie the Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 "Don't look back but someone shaved your hiny."  Then she laughs for about five minutes. 

Isaac and I are almost done cleaning the shed.  We are going to paint it too. 

Now I can see why some people haven't written a new post in months...motivation is lacking. 

Well that is all. 











Thursday, July 28, 2011

It seems like it should be morning already.  Lately the maximum number of hours I've spent sleeping has been six.  Which must not be very good for your body.  I feel like hitting the sack, to coin the phrase.  So,

Me and my little brother, (the one who likes chickens), are cleaning out the shed, which is no easy task.  There are big holes in the wall, some as big as a sheet of paper.  It's a huge mess in there.  My little brother let his chickens run loose in the shed during the winter, so now there is hay and dried chicken poop stuck to the floor.  I had to scrape it all off with the shovel.  Fun.  Aren't brothers wonderful? 

Nothing very exciting happened today.  At our church we made aprons to sell at the Taste of Home convention they are going to be having on September 10th (I think that's right :)  If you are at the convention be sure to stop by our booth, we will have recipe holders, mens, womens, and children's aprons, potato bags, pot holders, and other fun cooking items.  I got to cut out the patterns for the aprons, since sewing is not my #1 quality.  :) 

That is about all that happened today.  Tomorrow me and my sister will be going to church to help cut out patterns again.  It's funner to help out at the mission building, but oh well. 

Don't worry, Be HAPPY! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today we were going shopping in Bemidji for summer clothes.  Yippee.  (not enthusiastic) 

Shopping with everyone is so annoying.  Everyone is either talking or complaining about how they don't want to go here, or they don't like this outfit, or it's too cold, or it's too hot.  Ugh.  Talk about a massive headache.  And I am not exaggerating.  The Duggars, who have 19 children must be insane, because no one in their right mind would want that many kids.  After living in a family of 8 I know for a fact that I never want to have kids. 

Anyways, I got to drive.  I now realize why parents hate to turn on the air conditioning in the car, because when you do after a few minutes they'll say, "Turn off the air conditioning, it's too cold."  And five minutes later, "Turn on the ac I'm sweating in here."  Destiny says, "Turn on the windows, I'm hot."  Then later she'll say, "Close the hot air."  Dad says that means shut up.  Obviously it does not. 

Well we got there safely anyways.  Which was no shock since I was driving.  :) 

We got Hope some stuff at JCpennys and I got a pair of pants and two pairs of shorts and three tops because my wardrobe is non-existent.  My sister Faith on the other hand has plenty of clothes.  Most of which she says she does not wear but doesn't want to part with because she made need them someday.  Yeah, when Susannah becomes another Albert Einstein. 

Mom got some stuff at Christopher & Banks, and while she was getting that we distracted the little ones with some ice cream at Dairy Queen.  We then proceeded to Joann Fabrics and then went to Claire's where Hope got a suffed animal key chain and I got some awesome glasses.  Isaac thinks they are creepy, and I have to admit I do look strange in them, but whatever, they are still awesome. 

We drove home and here I sit, bored out of my brain.  Why do people say that?  You can't be bored out of your brain.  Just like people say "easy as pie."  How is pie easy?  Could someone please explain this? 

 I did happen to see a dead raccoon on the road.  Poor thing.  In my sister's English class she had to read a book about a lady who would bury any dead animal she found on the road.  That seems a little strange, but I guess it's better than everyone running it over a million times or hitting a dumb crow who landed on the road to eat scraps of the body. 


"You hear me cluckin' big chicken."  My dad said.  I have no idea what he said before that, I wasn't paying much attention. 

"Oh yes, master chicken."  I replied. 

Another thing my dad says a lot, besides "you hear me cluckin' big chicken, is "You know, a guy could," whenever he is talking about something that he could do. 

Well, I am through writing for tonight, so...so long for now! 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wearing bare feet

My mom wanted me to plant some flowers on a hill that we have outside our back door.  The hill is right above our basement, and we usually walk on it, well, if we keep walking on it all the sand won't be on the hill anymore, so, the plan was to plant flowers on the hill so that everyone will go around the hill. 

Anyway, I started this project a few days ago, and I was planning on finishing it today.  One of my twin sisters was eager to help me in my garden, who right now is trying to stick a quarter in my ear.  I told her that she could take a handful of mulch and put it by the flowers, since that prevents weeds from growing by them.  Her hands are quite small, so if you say handful, it'll probably be a sprinkle. 

She was quiet and content for a little while, and then she looked up at me, then down at my clogs and asked me, "Are you wearing bare feet?" 

I laughed at that one.  "Yes.  I'm not wearing socks if that's what you mean."  I said. 

"I'm wearing bare feet too."  She said. 

After about four hours of continuous digging, it was finally complete.  It's only 81 degrees but it feels like 95.

My little brother, (the one who loves chickens), wants to have a chicken circus.  I don't know if anyone would pay to see it, but his chickens are sort of talented.  That is, if you consider jumping on a log for a bread crumb as "talented".  Fluffy jumps about five inches off the ground to get a bread crumb.  Call the Disney producers, we've got a movie on our hands.

My mom didn't want me to put any of my brothers and sisters names for security reasons, but she says it's o.k. now because writing this blog is a little confusing if you keep saying one of my little sisters or my little brother.  So, here is all of my brothers and sisters. 

Faith is 17.  Bethany (me) 15.  Susannah 13.  Samuel 11.  Isaac 9.  Hope 7.  Charity and Destiny (the twins) are 5. 

Faith is I guess what people would consider to be a "normal" 17 year old.  I have a different opinion, but that's probably just because I'm her sister. 

I like to garden, depending on how long it will take.  I also like to go swimming, peace and quiet, the solitude of my room, and watching my favorite shows on TV. 

Susannah is the science nerd in our family.  She just saw me writing that and kicked me.  She wants to get a goat.  We all want one.  Well, maybe not Faith.  Susannah likes astronomy, wants an ipad, and would love to go live in space.  Just kidding.  I made up that last part.  Well, actually I've never asked her before. 

Samuel loves playing war.  He always says he wants to go to war someday, in other words he wants to be in the army.  He and our neighbor, Jerry, love to look up how to make smoke bombs and stuff on the internet.  Samuel just got banned from the computer for a week though. 

Isaac....Isaac...Isaac.  Isaac is the funniest brother ever.  I love pulling Isaac out to the buoys at the park.  He is just hilarious.  He really enjoys it though, and since I've done that he'll swim out to the buoys with me whenever we go swimming.  I also helped him get over his fear of going underwater.  All I had to do was push him under when he wasn't wearing his life jacket.  He pulled my hair and called me an idiot, but it was worth it.  Now he loves going underwater, when you give him a warning anyways.  He is the brother who loves chickens.  He doesn't listen very well, unless it's something he wants to do.  But that's just how brothers are.  He also attempts to shoot squirrels, whenever he sees one he'll say, "Mom can I get the BB gun and go shoot that squirrel."  Usually that's a no. 

Hope likes to go swimming, play with her cat Mittens, going to the park, and doing crafts. 

Charity is the adventurous one.  She likes getting rides on horses, getting hyped up on sugar, and being crazy.  If you laugh at her when she says something cute, you might see flailing fists.  She is quite aggressive.  The picture below is Charity riding our mom's friend's horse. 

Destiny is the quieter one.  But she loves to sing and freaks out when she thinks someone is going to leave her.  When mom goes outside to water flowers or something Destiny will run after her crying, thinking that she's going to leave her.  She likes to cuddle with my cat, Michaelangelo, Charity does too.  They think that all three of us are sharing Michaelangelo.  I just go along with it. 


Today, Charity came in crying because she saw a big spider outside.  "A big spider?"  Mom asked. 
"Yeah.  A Hannah Montana spider.  Come see."  She said.  Charity never watches Hannah Montana, so I don't know where she got the idea that it was a Hannah Montana spider. 

We had homemade pizza tonight.  Which Susannah, the scientist, was supposed to make.  She mixed up the ingredients and the sauce so I don't know if it's safe to eat or not.  I tried some though.  It was pretty good. 

I have to do the dishes now, so I suppose I'll have to resign for the night. 

G'night everyone!  Susannah the scientist just asked me what G'night was, then she told me to move my glutus toxinus so she could get on the computer.  I don't know what that is, and I have a feeling I don't want to know. 

G'night.  Pronunciation (jee night)

I'm a little hyped up right now. 






Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hit. Wham. Gross.

The title for this post was my brother's idea. 

I awoke to my older sister yelling at me to get up because the tornado alarm had gone off in town.  I moaned and rolled out of bed.  It was five in the morning. 

My mom gets paranoid easily, so just imagine what she's like in the basement with tornado sirens blowing in town.  I had gone to bed at 1:30, so getting woken up at 5:00 wasn't thrilling.  I only got three and a half hours of sleep. 

"Mom, can I go upstairs and get my laptop?"  My older sister asked. 

"No way!  What if the tornado came right while you were upstairs!"  Mom yelled. 

"It won't be your fault if I die mom."  My sister said. 

Finally my mom went upstairs to help the twins go to the bathroom, and while she was gone my little brother sneaked past "hawk eye" (mom) and grabbed my older sister's laptop.  At the same time, I grabbed some pop tarts because I was starving. 

Eventually the warning ended with no tornado.  Shocking.  That was worth getting up at 5:00 in the morning for. 

My little brother (the one who likes chickens) my dad and the neighbor boy just got home from fishing and my little brother caught a good size northern.  It was 2 ft. 4 in. long.  Which puts dad in second place for the biggest fish. 

My dad was going to just chop off it's head while it was still alive, but me and mom thought that was just cruel.  Mom suggested that he hit it on the head with a hammer, I'm really not sure which way is more humane.  What do you think?  Hammer or Knife? 

"I hereby sentence you Mr. Fish to the electric chair where you will be electrocuted until proven dead."  My dad said sarcastically. 

Wow.  I'm definitely adopted. 

In the end dad hit the poor fish over the head several times with the end of his knife, then proceeded to cut his throat.  Here is a picture of my little brother holding his northern head.  Yuck. 




After I was done taking these pictures (which are terrible, I know) my little brother started chasing me around the house with bloody fish gut fingers...it was really gross, and he actually touched my arm, so I washed it really good with lots of soap...I'm not grossed out about fish guts...I mean, I can look at fish guts and be o.k., just so long as they don't touch me or anything on me, we're good. 

Well, mom is giving me the look which means "you'd better get in bed right now or the boy's dirty laundry is yours tomorrow.  Until tomorrow then. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We are not big chickens!

My dad always says, "You hear me cluckin' big chicken."  I know it sounds strange and is strange.  It also makes no sense.  We are not big chickens and we don't pay attention when he clucks....I guess we're too used to him clucking to even notice it. 

My flower garden is pretty big, so it takes a long time to water it.  So, usually I wait a few days before watering it...about when it starts to shrivel up a bit.  But this time I forgot to water it for 7 days, you'd think by that time half the flowers in my garden would be dead or ready to die, but surprisingly they were doing pretty well.  In fact, my clematis has four flowers on it, and they are very difficult to grow.  So maybe less water is good for them....then again, their rapid growth may have been due to the great amount of sunshine we have been getting over the past few days plus the high humidity. 

As I was saying, it takes a long time to water my garden.  But I never imagined it would take an hour.  1 whole hour spent with a hose in one hand and the sun on my back...but something good came out of it, I figured out that I don't sunburn easily. 

We got to go to our grandma and grandpa's house today.  When we walked in it felt like you were entering into a freezer, which is a drastic change from the oven outside.  It always feels good when you have sweat all over you and then you walk into a cool, air-conditioned room...it sort of feels like you just went swimming.  

At our grandparents house we had cupcakes, ice cream, and a candy bar.  We visited with our aunts and uncle who had come to visit, and then left.  

I think fall is the least complaint season, because it's the perfect temperature.  In the winter it's too cold, in the summer it's too hot, but in fall it's perfect.  Spring can be too, but it can sometimes get to be hot like summer awfully fast.  I have heard lots of people say that they would love a 70 degree summer.  Keep on dreaming.  

Me, my mom, dad, older sister, younger sister, and brother, went on a vacation to the cities last year for my mom's birthday.  We were just leaving our hotel when I saw something.  It was a fox standing motionless in a vacant parking lot, staring at something in a bush.  My mom quickly grabbed the camera and took a few pictures of it.  We thought it was really weird seeing a fox in the cities.   



Since I have run out of wonderful things to write at the moment, I bid you farewell. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

At the big top

We got 5 free tickets to the circus at our electric company, so we were planning on going.  We wanted to go to the 5:00 show, so we started grilling burgers, pork chops, and hot dogs at 4:05.  My little brother (the one who likes chickens) was the one who wanted hot dogs, it's one of the few things he knows how to cook.  His favorite thing to cook is fresh eggs. 

My older sister dropped some of the meat, but luckily we still had enough.  We all ate hurriedly, except for the twins, even if you told them they wouldn't get ice cream if they didn't finish in five minutes, they would still go two bites every minute.  And they take very small bites.   It's very annoying when you are trying to get out the door as fast as possible.

We finally made it out the door, into the car, and got on the road.  We got to our seats with two minutes to spare, but the show didn't start for about ten minutes.  It was a really good show.  The twins liked the dogs and the lady on the swing the best.  They probably could have caught a few flies in their mouths during her performance.  My brothers liked the juggling act and the Russian swing the best.  I don't really have a favorite.  One of my sisters wants to get birds now because a little girl in the act had trained birds. 

When we got home I popped in a movie for the twins, and as I was getting the volume adjusted my little brother swung his bubble gum out of his mouth and into my eye.  And I'm pretty sure that was no accident. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's exciting rendition of The boy who couldn't stay focused.  I think that's an everyday program though. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

A hose and a story

Me and my little brother (the one who loves chickens), were told to water the garden that's at the top of our driveway.  The hose was having some technical difficulties and the water wouldn't come through it very well.  So, we got some buckets and watered it that way.  Our hose also has some cuts in it, so when you turn it on it sort of sprays in all directions, like a mini sprinkler.  My little brother picked it up and pointed it at me...and that's how it all began.  Eventually I got ahold of it and sprayed him right in the face.  "Oh it is on!"  My little brother said, water dripping off his eyelids.  You bet, I thought. 

Mom and the other kids came out to watch us get wild with the hose.  I was in control now.  Another good time for an evil laugh.  I sprayed mom and my little sister who were watching me and my little brother, then I came around the car and got the twins and my other brother wet.  It's always nice to be the one in control, especially when it involves getting your brothers drenched.  Mom wanted us to get inside because it was already 8:40 and almost time for bed. 

The twins, who were going to sleep in the living room because the upstairs is like thirty degrees warmer, wanted me to tell them a bedtime story, so I reluctantly complied. 

I started to tell them a story about a girl who lived in an igloo and went out to hunt for food to feed her grandma.  A quarter of the way through the story my little brother (the one who likes chickens) came to listen.  The twins just started laughing like it was some kind of joke that he was coming to listen to the story.  Finally we got them under control and I began to tell the story again.  My little brother started to act like he was the polar bear and I was the little girl trying to hunt him.  So, in character, I attacked him.  Mom wasn't very happy, but I pinned him down to the ground anyways.  Whenever I attack him, he immediately pulls on my hair, that seems to be his only defense mechanism.  By the time we got to the end of the story the girl had made friends with a polar bear, a bird, and a blue whale who all (minus the blue whale of course) came to the little girls house for a fiesta.  I will add that this was my little brother's idea.  The twins were in hysterics over something that I found hardly humerous at all.  They kept on putting their smelly feet in my face.  My little brother was hardly any better.  Then, to make matters worse, they all attacked me and starting kissing me, on the lips I might add!  Mom finally got them under control and they settled down, if that's even possible. 

Thus concludes another interesting day. 

Hot and Humid

Well, today is definitely a day for air conditioning.  Which unfortunately we do not have.  My mom heard that in order to stay properly hydrated, you had to drink two bottles of water every hour.  So we are trying to keep as cool indoors as we possibly can.  It's only 90 degrees here but it is supposed to fell like 110 because of the humidity.  My mom is lucky she doesn't work today. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pickled Fish Eyes

For once my dad woke up before anyone else on a Saturday.  He had to get up earlier because he, my little brother (the one who likes chickens), and one of dad's buddies were going fishing.  So they got up at 6:00 a.m. 

I got up at 6:30 a.m. to wake up my older sister because we had to leave at 7:00 for cabin cleaning. 

We got home at 2:30 and dad and my little brother were going to go fishing again.  Guys and fishing.  Well, at least we got a break from them for the majority of the day.  

We don't have air conditioning in our house, so we set up four fans in the living room.  I heard that Saturday there was 100% humidity outside.  Someone I talked to was wondering why we weren't breathing water. 

We watched a movie and mom and my older sister thought it was creepy, but it was really mild compared to some other movies.  It had this part in it where this dog cut the throat of the creature's neck.  And another part where they cut a person's neck.  I thought it was a pretty good movie.  The animation was choppy at some parts, but otherwise it was o.k. 

My older sister doesn't like bloody movies, and when I am watching a cop show or another show, she won't really watch them because they have quite a bit of blood in them. 

Sunday morning we went to church and afterward we were discussing where we should eat.  Dad said that we should just go home and eat the fish they had caught yesterday.  "Yeah.  We could have pickled fish eyes."  I joked.  Dad said that we would have to save a lot of eyes for that.  I think he was kidding, but I don't know.  I don't even know if people pickle fish eyes. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

The movie was a little weird.  It's hard to watch a movie with the whole family, especially when there are mosquitoes in the room.  We did that the other night, and throughout the beginning of the movie I had no idea what was going on because everyone was so loud.  Everyone was either commenting on how many mosquitoes were in the room or that someone was hogging their covers. 

My brainy sister actually need my help with something today....what's surprising is that she admitted it.  She reads science books a lot...I guess that's her thrill for the day.  She gets excited reading about astronomy.  I don't like science that much, except when I'm studying about the human body. 

My favorite subject is literature because I enjoy reading a lot, not romance books though. 

We are trying to eat healthier at our house, so my mom and I are making a weekly menu that includes meals and snacks.  That way, we can just bring the menu with us when we go grocery shopping so we only have to make one trip to the store, though usually we still make more than one trip. 

My sister needs to work on Girl Scouts so I have to give away the computer for awhile, or she might poison me with some toxic chemical.  Just Kidding....maybe. 
My mom is crazy.  She is now going to start doing summer school with us.  We are homeschooled and my brothers don't listen very well and have a hard time focusing on school work, so my mom wanted to get an early start this year.  We had ordered the schoolbooks already, and they arrived today.  The boys aren't too thrilled with the new books, but that's probably because they haven't really fully completed this year's work yet.  Ahh....brothers.  We rented a new movie and if the boys don't continue working on their school they can't watch it.  Since mom is leaving for work, I am the one who will determine whether they can or cannot watch the movie.  Here would be a good time for an evil chuckle. 

My younger brother wants me to say that he is the smartest kid on earth.  (hahahahaha:)  This same brother takes five hours to feed, water, and care for his chickens....coincidently on a school day.  On a Saturday, he takes five minutes.  His chickens are his best friends.  If you creep up to him when he's feeding them you might actually find him carrying on a conversation with them.  He really does sound like a rooster when he crows.  Mom is often fooled by that. 

My other brother likes to play war with paper guns and grenades he learned how to make online.  He also enjoys spraying us with water whenever we're outside. 

I have two eyelashes in my bubble gum, because one of my twin sisters decided to pop my bubble for me, which then ended up on my eye. 

My brothers aren't listening to me.  We are supposed to watch the movie at 5:00, but they are already popping it in to "watch the commercials" which ends up being more than that.  Whatever. 

Well...I guess I'll go watch the movie now...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

8 is great

I have 5 sisters and two brothers in my family who love to annoy me to death.  (or would like to anyway)
They always come into my room when I'm not there and leave their smelly crusty socks all over the floor and on my bed.
The annoying part about being in the room by the tv is that when you are in your bed, light off, you just get into that comfy spot, you start to drift off to sleep, and at that inappropriate time a loud noise comes through to your room, awakening you.  It happens to be the movie they're watching that just hit a loud part.   Then you have to get out of your warm bed, flick on the light, and go ask them to please turn the volume down.  Usually they just say that it isn't that loud and for me to just go to bed, but on occasion they might actually turn down the volume two notches. 

My mom always says "eight is great".  But I think she should have stopped at two.  (I'm the second oldest).  But no, my mom has always wanted at least six kids, because her grandma had six kids.  So, after six kids, mom wanted just one more, but instead we got two, twin sisters.   

I have to babysit a lot.  And my brothers can be real pains sometimes.  Mom usually puts me in charge because my older sister goes to work too.

Well...at least mom didn't have 13 kids like my Grandma.  It could be worse if you look at it from that perspective. 

My younger twin sisters get a little crazy when they get ahold of sugar.  At the parade this year they practically got run over by a fire truck trying to get a tootsie roll that someone had failed to throw correctly.  Mom started to freak out.  Don't worry...she survived.