Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guest blogger!!! Speaking about CollegePlus!

Hey everybody! Caelen is going to be my guest blogger for this post. She is going to speak a little about CollegePlus! So.....Without further ado,
Caelen. You're on!

Hi everyone!
I am getting ready to start a program called CollegePlus! It will enable me to get my first 2 years of college finished during my last 2 years of high school. This Christian-based distance learning program helps students earn their fully accredited bachelor's degree in a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional university system. One of the great things about it, is that they assign you a specific coach to walk you through who has already been through the program, and knows all about it. You can get more info about this program at their website:

They have a program called Tell-a-Friend, where, when I tell my friends, and they enroll with CollegePlus! I get a prize, and the friend gets 50$ off of their tuition.

Here is a link with my special Tell-a-Friend code:

Don't hesitate to leave a comment!

Thanks Hannah, for letting me be a guest on your wonderful blog!
In Christ,

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Hi everyone! We are back home, and resting after an awesome day of CAROWINDS! The first thing we did when we got there was to ride their latest, biggest, fastest roller coaster, The Intimidator! Over all, I liked it, but the first hill was tortuous! (I'm not a rollor coaster person to start with :) We went with some of the Cooke's friends and, of course, the Cookes. It was wonderful fun! If someone came up to me and asked what my favorite ride had been, I would have to say After Burn! Definitely! It was so smooth and fast (and didn't have any huge hills!)
It was a great trip. but we did kind of 'sizzle' the first part of the day :) Oh well, all of the fast rides made up for it!

My camera was out of batteries, so Uncle David took all of the pictures for me. He has to send them to until then, I have no pictures to load onto blogger.....yet!

All of us kids decided that if we ever are in the need of money to do something or go somewhere, Lemonade and cookies are the way to go!!!!! :) :D
No....but seriously! Without God, this trip to CAROWIDS would not have been possible!
He is the one who sold all of our products and made all of our costs come out right! To God be ALL of the glory!
In Christ,
By the way, I got a video of the Intimidator and After burn! I still cant believe I went of the Intimidator! :)
After Burn
 pssssst....I do not endorse the rest of the videos on the sites just the ones linked here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

God is STILL merciful!!!!

Yet again, God has shown his mercy to us this morning!!!!! We are about to go to CAROWINDS right now, but I've got to tell you this one exciting thing real quick! Just a minute ago, we found out that the ticket cost was $105. Our supplies cost was $15. :O

We counted everything out, calculated. Calculated some more....And more....... and wonder of wonders, we found that we had exactly $105!!!! God has been so faithful to provide everything that we have asked for!
In Christ,

Friday, July 23, 2010

Remembrance of God's mercy....even on a lemonade stand

I just thought I would share this to you guys. God is so good in the good times and the bad! This time he has been gracious in providing just the amount of money that we prayed for and more besides! We started out today...not making much money, but then we all huddled tether and prayed that the Lord would (according to his will) provide about $80. Then after some thought, we all prayed that he would provide $120 instead.

All throughout the rest of the day, the customers started trickling in....more and more! Finally, by the end of the day (after much sweat and toil) we counted our savings. We ended up with $118. 2 dollars short of what we prayed for! (We were still jumping up and down ;)
About two hours later, Caelen reached into her pockets and to all of our surprise, she had found two more dollars that she had stuffed in and forgotten earlier!!!!! We were amazed, humbled, and excited that the Lord our God held such a little request as; earning enough money from a lemonade stand to go on a trip to an amusement park; so highly.
Then to add to that, he blessed us with $7 more because some lady's that had attended Aunt Kim's Tupperware party tonight bought our left over cookies. The Lord has been so gracious to us and needless to say, we are all going to CAROWINDS tomorrow, and are all looking forward to it. (I honestly don't know how we are going to sleep tonight! :)

I hope this has encouraged everyone tonight who feels like God will not take notice of little requests. If he can answer the prayer of some kids trying to go to an amusement park, than he can certainly answer yours!
In Christ,

Happy Day!!!

Happy day! We have already collected about 15 dollars for lemonade and cookies this morning!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hello again!!! :)

Couldn't think of a better post title than this! It seems to go perfectly, seeing that I haven't written in a while!!!! We have been at the Cooke's house for a week helping out with another mission project for their church. It has been very fun, and now we are almost to the end of our week :( Sad!!!!!
For the past 3 days, we have been doing a lemonade stand at the end of the Cooke's driveway to earn enough money to take a family trip to CAROWINDS!!!!!!!! A little old lemonade stand may sound like an insignificant way to earn money, but so far, we have enough to pay for one ticket! It's fun though (minus the heat!).....So......anyway.....
We have had a fabulous time and I cant wait to get back to my home computer so I can load pictures of our "vacation" and post them.
So until then......
In Christ,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Nathan!!!!

Happy Birthday Nate!!!! You will never know how much I love you! You have always been my best buddy chum when it comes to playing and pretending. The Lord has been so good to bless our family with a son and brother like you! I just can't believe that you are 13 now!!!!!! It doesn't seem possible!
Your best friend,

Sunday, July 4, 2010

This says it all!!!!!!!!!!

(picture from google)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Barn fix-up...

I finally found the time to take pictures of our barn fix-up! Yeah!!!
Our little barn

Horse jump made out of a fallen down apple tree

Dandy's stall

Leah's stall

Personally, Leah is my favorite because she has LOTS of personality!!

Leah breaking into her stall (Outside veiw)

Leah breaking in (Inside veiw)

Thursday, July 1, 2010


If I had a status this morning, It would say....I am bursting with joy, strength, peace, grace and life from God our Heavenly Father! I am looking forward to see what this day has in store for me!!!!
In Christ,