Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bible Bee Nationals 2012

If you remember this post, then you might have been wondering how the National competition went.  Well, Jordan and Daddy just got back the other day after six days in Tennessee.  I'll just let Jordan tell you what he thought by using his post from his blog.  ;)

Hello Friends!

I'm sure you've noticed the extreme lack of posting on this site for the last two and a half months... Hey, I've got a good reason!  I was doing the National Bible Bee!!!

So I just arrived home last night from an amazing weekend at the Bible Bee.  Even though I did not place in the Semi-final or Final rounds, I was so blessed to be there, to receive such wonderful encouragement from several speakers, and meet lots of new friends!

Ammm... so I only have a few pictures at this point in time.  I didn't even bring a camera with me so these were all taken on my Dad's iPhone.  I do hope to get some more pictures soon though!!!


The only picture of prelims I currently have!  This was right before my oral round.

We really got a kick out of this place! 

And during competition downtime, it was great to go check out their stock!  This is me with a WWII Russian rifle!

Ray Comfort was such a blessing to hear and even funner to meet!

My Dad and I during the celebration banquet.

Hate to say it, but, "That's all folks!"...  For now!!!

Until next time when I have procured more pictures from the National Bible Bee...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Meet Mommy Oakley

This is Mommy Oakley.... 

And this is the first time she has ever shot a gun in her entire life.....

But beware, Mommy Oakley hits her mark~ every time....



Don't mess with Mommy Oakley!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Bethany!!

Our dear sister, Bethany turned 19 today!!  Happy Birthday, Bethany Rose!

Here are some pictures from the past few years. :)







Graduation (she had this incredible photographer, btw :D ):

Bible Bee:

On Reformation Day (can you guess which Reformer Bethany was?):

Two days ago:


Happy Birthday, Bethany Rose!  Thank you for being such a wonderful sister to me and everyone else :) ~Shiloh

Please be sure to wish Bethany a Happy Birthday in the comments! 
 Remember today is November 31st-- it's her birthday!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ladies Tea

We were blessed to attend the 2012 Christian Heritage Ladies Tea last month.  Not only was a special thing to be able to do "Girl Time", but we also enjoyed the excellent sessions from Mrs. Stacy McDonald, the delicious food, seeing friends (and making new ones!), annnnd Eden, Shiloh, and I even made our dresses.

We had to get up bright and early for the long drive... but believe me, it is well worth it!

A very unsuccessful attempt of trying to get a good picture of us on the road together!

A gorgeous sunrise over Mt. Hood and the Columbia river.

Eden fixes her hair...

Hey!  It turned out really nice!

And our destination!
It was such a lovely, sunny day!

 Lookout... Ladies crossing.

 Inside the room.

They had a contest on handiwork, so I entered a walking stick I made and a Prolife picture I drew.

This picture is totally Yvonne S!

Hannah H. and Cassie Z. up in the balcony.

 We shared a table with the H. Ladies.  Despite the fancy dresses, the conversation was all about farm animals, de-worming goats, butchering chickens, and so forth.  I got a kick out of it!  I guess that's what happens when you get a bunch of farm girls together...

 Shiloh working on her knitting.

 Mommy taking notes on her iPhone.  That's the technological way to jot down all those gems!

For the second time--well, I guess it is officially a tradition now!--our table caught on fire from the candle!  Fortunately we were able to smell the smoke and put it out right away.

 Mrs. Stacy McDonald.

 "Food, glorious food!"

Oh, but we can't forget dessert!

Afterwards, we went around meeting with people and taking lots of pictures.
 Eden with Sarah H.

 I think Elanee's Canon looks a little more intimidating than...

...Eden's Fuji!

 Elizabeth, Jillian, Katherine, and Mrs. H.

Yvonne, Mrs. S, and Elanee.
 All the girls!

 Yvonne and I scheming up a big plan!

 It was very fun to be able to see the G. girls again!

There we are!


 I like the way Elanee's picture turned out.

 The view.

It was so bright, but we wanted to (try) to get the view in!

We hit the road again and made sure to stop for ice cream!

 When the camera takes the picture for you... I love that!

 It seems as if Eden has seen a little too much of "Emma".  Just sayin.  ;)

Thanks to Elanee S. for some of the pictures here!

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