Thursday, November 27, 2008

1620 or 2016?

Have you ever taken the time to realize how pampered your lifestyle really is? We’ve taken a few pilgrims out of the year 1620 and forwarded them ahead to the year 2016! How would you feel to be living as a pilgrim in this time??
In the year of our LORD 1620 A.D.

And Suddenly................

Welcome to 2016!

"Wow! I have a crystal clear mirror now!"
A Modern Day Pilgrim:

"Unbelievable! We can go to America by armchair traveling and it takes less time then the Mayflower did!"
"Come back! It's too hot in there!"

"Lightening speed paintings! And all through a little black box..."

"They really should of had this accommodation on the ship!'

"There's more room in the river... why this?"

"I never thought I'd live to see this day!'


"It's already winter in there!"

"Umm. What comes next?"

"What is this used for?"

"For some reason this looks a little intimidating...""It's ME!"

"So what does NASA mean???"
"Light from nowhere?"

"Ahh! That's so loud! It's worse then a canon!"

"Oh, my! Pre-cut nappies..."

"Too bright!"

"Please--I need a little help here..."

"Now I'll know when the Indians stop by!"

"Oh! If we only had this we could have controlled the temperature and not have lost so many fellow pilgrims!"

"Bottled Nursery Water? Wait until Mrs. Brewster hears..."

"A hole in the roof? For what?"

"I'd get cavities if I drank any of this stuff!"

Smell the Difference: "Sniff- What difference?"
"Uhh? Wait until the other Hopkins here about this!"


The Posers:

Shiloh, Bethany, Judah, Natalie, & Jordan.

Special Thanks to:

Mrs. Ashmore~ That was so fun!

So, Have you ever taken the time to realize how pampered your lifestyle really is?

We have much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello All!
For Thanksgiving this year our family went over to the Ashmore's home. As you can see we all made our own Pilgrim costumes and enjoyed giving thanks to the LORD! Enjoy the pictures!

A Thanksgiving Acronym

Serving others each day
Ever trying to please
Respectfulness is the key
Virtuousness is then displayed
In everything show love
Not withstanding a servant’s heart
Grow to be a servant each day

-S. Strang

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Soap Tutorial

Last week the ladies in our house (and Judah) went over to the Smythe's home to learn how to make soap! Here are some pictures that our darling little De-De took... :)
The Supplies:
De-De and Judah test the soap aromas together...

Heating the Oils:

Bethany mixes the lye and yes she does have a real reason to look distressed... Lye is extremely toxic.

Shiloh uses the stick blender to mix the soft soap.

Finding out what oils are what in the container.

The Cold Process- looks like ice cream at this stage...

Adding in the red color. Special thanks to De-De for the "in action" shot.

Sisters Three: Shiloh, Eden, & Bethany with the Hot Process.

Bethany watches Shiloh as she separates the soap batch.

Afterwards... Two sets of Sisters
The Smythe Sisters & Strang Sisters

Laughing on the couch. What a great way to end the Soap Tutorial!!!!

Someone Tagged the Farm!

We've been tagged by Unexpected Treasures .................

The Rules:

1) Link the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2) Share 7 random and/or interesting facts about you / your family.

3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

4) Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Our Random Facts:

1) Everyone here loves chocolate. In fact, this is a residence of one of the world famous "Chocolate Wives".
2) There have been people here who find it "fun" to try out other people's potty seats.
3) Some of us have learned the "hard way" what happens when one dials 911 and really doesn't need police or fire help.
4) Some of us have found it hard to forsee going through "pubitory" (we aren't really sure what that is... maybe a cross between purgitory and puberty?)
5) One of us really likes chocolate if it is the "right kind".
6) Two of us have never been to Disneyland.
7) We used to live amongst cement and we now live in the middle of a great forest.

The folks we have tagged:

Morton Family

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Trip to the DMV

After about a week of preparing themselves two sisters went together with their Daddy to the local DMV office to take the test and Lord willing they will receive their Instruction Permit!
Shiloh: "We started with reading the DMV book..."
Bethany: "It was 113 pages long!"
Shiloh: "Then we filled out our applications."
Bethany: "After that we put together our proof of identity."

Shiloh: "Later at the DMV we were tested with 35 questions."
Bethany: "We had to have 80% to pass the test."

Shiloh & Bethany: "We passed!"

Please enjoy the picture slide-show!