Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Last Post In 2008!

Hey Everyone!
As the Title Says, This is my last post in 2008!
I cannot believe it is almost a 2009! It seems like
yesterday when we began this year and now it's
over! (It's kind of sad, don't you think?)
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So Many Things Have Happened this year,
but I will only mention a few.
One of the BEST things this year was when my friend
Marissa got to stay with us for 2 weeks! That was so
much fun (especially since we had not seen her in two years).
We went to the Family Conference in Virginia for
the first time in 3 years; I really enjoyed that. I not only
learned a lot but made new friends!
I could mention more things, but it would take too long...
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Of course there were difficult things this year
(and there will most likely be more in 2009), but overall
I had a wonderful time and I hope you all did too!
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It is kind of scary going into a new year,
and it is sad that this one is ending. Scary because
we have no idea what 2009 will bring and sad because...
well it just is!
(But why dwell on that since I can't change it, right?)
*
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!
*
Stephanie
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P.S. Sorry about all of the "*".
For some reason when I posted
all my paragraphs were smashing
together so I used those to fix to
fix that. =(

Sydney's Birthday

Today Is My Sister's 17th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Sydney!

I Have Been Awarded!

I have been awarded by Sarah, Thank You!

The rules are to award 10 people, and to make sure you tell them that they have been awarded!!

I Will Award:

Sydney

Mallory

Megan

Ellie

Colby

Stephanie Helbert

Jo-Snazz

Marissa

Jordan

Lauren


Monday, December 29, 2008

I Have Been Tagged Again!

I was tagged by Lauren Ann for a New Years Resolution tag. Thank You!
Here are the rules......
Everyone needs to set goals that they wish to accomplish each year.
Name ten of your goals for the upcoming year. Link to the person who tagged you. Then tag seven people and link to them.
Tell the people you tagged that they are tagged!

1. Read My Bible More
2.Do ALL my chores without being told to
3. Write a book (or at least a story) and Keep It!
(I always throw them away)
4. Learn How To Quilt
(I don't know if this will happen but I can't think of anything else!)
5. TRY to calm down my dog
(she learns from experience better than anything though)
6. Memorize At Least One Book Of the Bible
(Starting with Romans)
7. Read more non-fiction books than I did this year
8. Be More Helpful To....Everyone
9. Get Up Earlier
10. All Of The Above
Sorry, Some of those were strange, but
I was having trouble thinking of things to say!
I will now tag:
Hope you enjoyed this post! =)

Poll

Hey Everyone,
I Put Up A Poll To Help Me
Decide What To Name My Blog.
Please Vote On It!
Also, If You Have Suggestions
Please Tell Me.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I Have Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Sarah and Marissa (Thank You!)
to tell 15 things that I am not afraid to admit.
Here it Goes:
1. I Am A Christian
2. When I start a book, I Don't Stop Reading Until It Is Finished
3. I Have A Bad Habit Of Hitting People When I Laugh
(even people I have just met)
4. I Absolutely Love Animals
5. I Cry When I Read A Sad Story
6. I Thought The Saying Was "Pig In" instead of "Pig Out"
7. Sometimes I Sleep With Curlers In My Hair
8. I Have The Cutest Dog In The World (literally)
9. I Would Talk For Hours On The Phone
(I Have When My Parents Let Me)
10. School's Not As Bad As I Used To Think
11. I Don't Like Playing Softball/Baseball Because I am Scared Of The Ball
(That Started After I Got Hit In The Head With It)
12. Pride And Prejudice Is My Favorite Movie
13. I Fall Asleep While Watching Lord Of The Rings
(At Least In The First One)
14. I LOVE Square Dancing
15. I Copied Sarah On #14.
I will now tag:
Megan
Jordan
Mallory

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Blog Name

Hey Everyone,
I am still trying to come up with a name
for my blog. Here are a few we have
come up with:
Dandy Life
Livin' Out Loud
Farther Along
Daughter At Home
Tell me which ones you like.
If you come up with ideas please tell me.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blog Award

I have been awarded by Lauren and Sydney. Thank you!

THE LEMONADE AWARD: "The concept behind this award is that the blog creators have shown an uncanny knack for silver linings and making the best of bad situations (i.e., lemonade from lemons)."
Rules: Name ten blogs that reflect this silver linings philosophy..
I would like to award...
Sydney
Marissa
Lauren
Johanna
Rebecca
Megan
Mallory
Sarah
Stephanie Helbert
The Dahl Family

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Blog Name

Hey Everyone!
I am trying to think of a good name
for my blog. Feel free to give me ideas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quotes

I Found these quotes in a book that I am reading.
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We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good, but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism...To your knees, man! And to your Bible! Decide at once! Don't hedge! Time flies! Cease you insults to God. Quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses.
- C.T. Studd

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Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late - and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience
.
- A.W. Tozer
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Hope you enjoyed this post!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving

We had a great time at our Uncle's house yesterday!
Here are some pictures.
Sydney, Sarah, Sydney, Me, and Emily

Me and Sarah

Playing the gamecube

Sarah



Emily

It's a Sydney thing


Sydney

This wasn't my idea =)
(older) Sydney doing Sarah's hair


Sarah

(older) Sydney doing Sydney's hair

Sydney doing my hair

Sarah and Me

Adults Eating

Eating

Emily

Sydney


Sydney


Sarah



I don't know what we were laughing about


I am only posting this one because Sarah has

a terrible one of me that she is posting.


Hope you enjoyed this post!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Funny Argument

This is Syd and I arguing about something really silly!

This was about 5 - 7 years ago.

Enjoy!





Monday, November 24, 2008

Little White House

On Saturday Sydney and I got to play at the "Little White House".
Former President Franklin Roosevelt lived and died here.I don't know if this is true but FDR was (supposedly)
in the middle of having his portrait painted when he died.
That is a picture of it and it is called (SURPRISE!)
"The Unfinished Portrait".
This is Jacob "Bunn" Wright. He was Mr. Emit's
(The man who invited us to play there) great uncle.
He was supposedly outside waiting to play for FDR
when he died. (FDR not Jacob Wright).

FDR's Bed

Syd and I thought this was funny.
Old Toilet Paper. =)

FDR's Desk


Jacob "Bunn" Wright's Fiddle, Picture, Shoes, and Hat.


Acting like FDR and Eleanor.
(It was funny talking to them because they were
pretending to REALLY be the FDR and his wife.)

The Stove

The gate. Since FDR couldn't use his legs his car was made so that he could drive it using his hands. This gate was so he could "bump" his car into it to open it.

Tuning.
Notice the heater. It was SO cold and I could hardly
move my fingers while playing. After we had played
a while we took a break and had sandwiches. One of
the guy's there was "toasting" his with the heater.
(Talk about red-neck cooking!)
Testing the microphone

Playing.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Prairie Party

Here are some pictures from the Prairie Party. =)
Me, Syd, and Rebecca T.
(I wasn't ready when this was taken!)

Syd playing musical chairs.

(That was a lot of fun! =))

We forgot our camera so these are pictures Aunt Deborah took.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Conservatives Lost More Than An Election

Conservatives Lost More Than An Election by
Chuck Baldwin
November 7, 2008

That Barack Obama trounced John McCain last Tuesday should have surprised no one. In fact, in this column, weeks ago, I stated emphatically that John McCain could no more beat Barack Obama than Bob Dole could beat Bill Clinton. He didn't. (Hence a vote for John McCain was a "wasted" vote, was it not?) I also predicted that Obama would win with an electoral landslide. He did. The real story, however, is not how Barack Obama defeated John McCain. The real story is how John McCain defeated America's conservatives. For all intents and purposes, conservatism--as a national movement--is completely and thoroughly dead. Barack Obama did not destroy it, however. It was George W. Bush and John McCain who destroyed conservatism in America. Soon after G.W. Bush was elected, it quickly became obvious he was no conservative. On the contrary, George Bush has forever established himself as a Big-Government, warmongering, internationalist neocon. Making matters worse was the way Bush presented himself as a conservative Christian. In fact, Bush's portrayal of himself as a conservative Christian paved the way for the betrayal and ultimate destruction of conservatism (something I also predicted years ago). And the greatest tragedy of this deception is the way that Christian conservatives so thoroughly (and stupidly) swallowed the whole Bush/McCain neocon agenda. For example, Bush and his fellow neocons like to categorize and promote themselves as being "pro-life," but they have no hesitation or reservation about killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people in reckless and unconstitutional foreign wars. By the same token, how many unborn babies were saved by six years of all three branches of the federal government being under the control of these "pro-life" neocons? Not one! Ask the more than eight million unborn babies who were killed in their mothers' wombs during the last eight years how "pro-life" George W. Bush and John McCain are. As a result of this insanely inconsistent and pixilated punditry, millions of Americans now laugh at the very notion of "pro-life" conservatism. Bush and McCain have made a mockery of the very term. Consider, too, the way Bush and McCain have allowed the international bankers on Wall Street to bilk America's taxpayers out of trillions of dollars. Yes, I know Obama also supported the Wall Street bailout, but it was the Republican Party that controlled the White House for the last eight years and the entire federal government for six out of the last eight years. In fact, the GOP has won seven out of the previous ten Presidential elections. They have controlled Supreme Court appointments for the past thirty-plus years. They have appointed the majority of Treasury secretaries and Federal Reserve chairmen. They have presided over the greatest trade imbalances, the biggest deficits, the biggest spending increases, and now the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression. Again, the American people look at these so-called "conservatives" and laugh. No wonder such a sizeable majority of voters yawned when John McCain tried to scare them by accusing Barack Obama of being a "big taxer." How can one possibly scare people with a charge like that after the GOP has made a total mockery of fiscal conservatism? That's like trying to scare someone coming out from a swim in the Gulf of Mexico with a squirt gun. Then there was the pathetic attempt by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to scare gun owners regarding an Obama White House. Remember that John McCain is the same guy that the NRA rightly condemned for proposing his blatantly unconstitutional McCain/Feingold bill. McCain is also the same guy that tried to close down gun shows. He even made a personal campaign appearance for a pro-gun control liberal in the State of Oregon a few short years ago. In fact, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) gave McCain a grade of "F" for his dismal record on Second Amendment issues. Once again, Chicken Little-style paranoia over Barack Obama rang hollow when the alternative was someone as liberal as John McCain. But the worst calamity of this election was the way conservatives--especially Christian conservatives--surrendered their principles for the sake of political partisanship. The James Dobsons of this country should hang their heads in shame! Not only did they lose an election, they lost their integrity! In South Carolina, for example, pro-life Christians and conservatives had an opportunity to vote for a principled conservative-constitutionalist for the U.S. Senate. He is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-traditional marriage. He believes in securing our borders against illegal immigration. He is against the bailout for the Wall Street banksters. His conservative credentials are unassailable. But the vast majority of Christian conservatives (including those at Bob Jones University) voted for his liberal opponent instead. The man that the vast majority of Christian conservatives voted for in South Carolina is a Big-Government neocon. He supported the bailout of the Wall Street banksters. He is a rabid supporter of granting amnesty and a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. In fact, this man has a conservative rating of only 29% in the current Freedom Index of the New American Magazine. Why did Christian conservatives support the liberal neocon and not the solid pro-life conservative? Because the conservative ran as a Democrat and the neocon is a Republican. I'm talking about the race between Bob Conley and Lindsey Graham, of course. Had South Carolina's pastors, Christians, evangelicals, and pro-life conservatives voted for Bob Conley, he would be the new senator-elect from that state. In fact, Bob was so conservative that the Democratic leadership in South Carolina endorsed the Republican, Lindsey Graham! No matter. A majority of evangelical Christians in South Carolina stupidly rejected Bob Conley and voted for Graham. Across the country, rather than stand on principle, hundreds of thousands of pastors, Christians, and pro-life conservatives capitulated and groveled before John McCain's neocon agenda. In doing so, they forfeited any claim to truth, and they abandoned any and all fidelity to constitutional government. They should rip the stories of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego out of their Bibles. They should never again tell their children, parishioners, and radio audiences the importance of standing for truth and principle. They have made a mockery of Christian virtue. No wonder a majority of the voting electorate laughs at us Christians. No wonder the GOP crashed and burned last Tuesday. Again, it wasn't Barack Obama who destroyed conservatism; it was George W. Bush, John McCain, and the millions of evangelical Christians who supported them. And until conservatives find their backbone and their convictions, they deserve to remain a burnt-out, has-been political force. They have no one to blame but themselves. And since it is unlikely that the Republican Party has enough sense to understand any of this and will, therefore, do little to reestablish genuine conservative principles, it is probably best to just go ahead and bury the scoundrels now and move on to something else. Without a sincere commitment to constitutional government, the GOP has no justifiable reason to ever govern again. Therefore, put a fork in them. They are done. Let a new entity arise from the ashes: one that will stand for something more than just "the lesser of two evils." As we say in the South, That dog just won't hunt anymore.
Chuck Baldwin

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hawg Fest

We had a GREAT time at the Hawg Fest!
Here are some pictures.

Shirts made for the Men

Jack Hartley
(Syd and Sarah did the face paints =))

Watching the Three-Legged Race

Sarah

Eating the Hawg

Square Dancing
(That was my favorite part!)

The jam


Watching the Jam


Monday, October 27, 2008

Pictures =)

Syd and I took some picture yesterday. Here are a few. =)

Dad took this one...



Syd and her dog Fletcher
(I love this picture of her!=))


Me with Fletch

Me

Syd
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Welcome to my blog! My name is Stephanie Lyn S. I am a Reformed Presbyterian who's goal in life is to glorify God. I enjoy many things like, blogging, reading, drawing, playing the violin, windy days, playing with my dog and training her, and the list goes on. I am homeschooled and love it! I have lived in 4 different states and currently live with my older sister, Sydney, and parents on a farm in the South. I am loving it! I hope you enjoy my blog!

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