Friday, February 27, 2009

Our Interesting Day

Hello Everyone,
We had quite the adventure today! We took our stuff to the land (since we have to be out tomorrow) and unpacked. Syd and I were setting up a tent - her and I will be sleeping in it for now - and it started to rain before we had the top on! So we threw it on hoping that it was going on correctly, and unfortunately it was upside down. So we fixed it and by then it was pouring. Once we finished the tent, I picked up a hammer and rake and started running to the shed to put them up when I noticed we had rakes/tools all over the place! (Uncle Jess and his family had come over, and the girls helped us rake.) So I had a few more trips to make, and was in such a hurry I somehow brought a thorn bush to the shed with me (lol). By the time we got to the house, Syd and I were soaked and had mud all over our hands and arms.
Then we headed out, Dad and Syd in the Budget truck and Mom and I in our truck. Well, our driveway just happens to be red dirt/clay, and since it rained it was all slippery. Mom and I went first and as we went up the hill, we peeled out. Finally, after Dad reminded Mom that the truck had four-wheel-drive, we made it up. Well, the Budget truck didn't have four-wheel-drive, so Dad kept on peeling out. Mom and I were watching them, and she had the idea of throwing sticks in front of the truck for traction. So, she and I got out in the rain and began throwing sticks in front and Dad and Syd got out to help. The drive was so slippery that both Syd and I almost fell. After a while, Dad got in the truck to test it ... and it worked! On the way home something scratched my arm and I looked down and a thorn branch in my hair...and I couldn't get it out! ( I finally did after working at it for a while.=)
Well, that was our interesting day. I am SO excited that we will be living there starting tomorrow! YAY! =D
(I am sorry if this is a bit choppy, but I am in a hurry)

Stephanie

Monday, February 23, 2009

Award

Hey Everyone, I was awarded by Rachel @ http://rayshopejourney.blogspot.com/ (go check out her blog!)
'Excellence in Blogcasting Award'

Here are the rules:
1) Post the award on your blog
2) Pass it on to some friends, up to 15
3) Let them know they've received the award.
I give the excellence award to:
Marissa
Sydney
Sarah
Madison

(If any of you have already done it, ignore this.=)
Stephanie
P.S. We are moving on Saturday! =)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More Property Pictures

Hey Everyone!
We went out to our property again today and got a lot of pictures! =)
Mr. Jim was out there burning, so smoke was everywhere (my eyes
are burning and my chest hurts from breathing it in - I even smell like smoke).
Hope you enjoy the pictures...=)


Me petting Grace


Sydney with Grace. Sydney didn't see the little
'drop off' and fell (lol). She was a bit surprised but
not hurt! (As you can see, Grace was happy that
someone was on the ground.)


Sydney


Aren't they just adorable?


Look at all the smoke!

Me


Me and Sydney


Susie wanted me to pet her so she stepped on the
fence and put her head on my chest. I look worried,
but I was actually laughing. (I made the face because
I thought she was going to lick me.) =)


Me and Syd with the dogs. (The spotted one isn't
staying.) See all the smoke?


Smoke (it was EVERYWHERE!)


Our Creek (we are going to dig a pond in this area)


Me and Syd with the dogs


Me petting Grace (she is so sweet)




That's all for now.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rainy Day and Pictures

Hello Everyone,
It has been raining off and on all day, so we haven't done anything. =(
I have nothing interesting to post, so here are some pictures of our dogs...


My German Shepherd Kimber


Sydney's Parson Jack Russell Fletcher


Kimber playing dead =)


Sydney with Fletcher on her lap


Isn't he cute? =)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We're Getting Excited!

Hello Everyone,
We went to our new land today. We will be moving there sometime this month! I am so excited! The guy we bought it from is leaving his seven goats, his chickens, guinea hens, and two of his dogs. The land needs a LOT of work, but it will look really nice when we are finished! (Oh! I found a fossilized shell while we were out there! Sorry, I do not have a picture of it.)
Here are some pictures. Enjoy, =)


Sydney

petting

"Susie"

(She is

going to

have kids

soon!)





Me

jumping

over

a creek








Me

petting

Susie












Susie














One of
the dogs
being left













Guinea Hens
(They are
LOUD!)














Uh...Teeth
(Goat, maybe?)















Sydney















So Cute!













One of the
"Shacks"
(We have
to build a
house. Until
then, we are
living in this.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stories Of The West

Hey Everyone,
I have been reading a book about the Wild West: it's pretty neat so far. Here are two interesting stories (I'm not sure how accurate they are. I just grabbed the book from the library. They are interesting, though!):


Jack Slade, 1861
Jack Slade was known as a hard worker and a devout husband. His biggest problem was getting drunk and disturbing people's peace. Well, one day while he was drunk, he tipped over a milk wagon as he went yelling through the streets. He already had enemies: they hanged many people without cause, so they were really every body's enemies. Since his wife wasn't with him that day, they decided to hang him. His wife, Virginia, was thirty minutes away when she heard what was happening, so she jumped on a horse and galloped into town, hoping to save her husband. She arrived too late. The mob knew she was coming, so they hurried with what they were doing so that she would not see her husband die. After this, Mrs. Slade deserted her home and headed North to bury Jack Slade and never returned. He had never killed anyone, so the townspeople considered him a man "murdered for disturbing peace." The story was so gripping it turned into a legend, and many people said that if you entered the Slade's abandoned home you could hear Mrs. Slade's wails and her black horse's galloping hooves. (Of course, that part isn't true...but it makes the story interesting).


The Deck Hand, 1861





In the middle of night, the night before the St. Louis Steamboat Chippewa was to arrive at its destination with supplies, a deck hand lit a candle and headed out to sneak some whiskey. Unfortunately, the candle ignited the whiskey which then lit off 25 kegs of gunpowder and blew up the ship! The deck hand was one of the only survivors. (Doesn't that make you mad?)


Stephanie

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ice Cream!

Hello Everyone!
We spent the entire day packing, and so Mom and Dad let us break our
diet with some Ice Cream! =) Here are some pics.....(we don't look great
because we had been packing)
I'm on the Left...Syd is on the Right

Oh! Did I mention that it was Organic, Dairy-Free, Lactose-Free, and Gluten-Free Ice Cream? (I am NOT joking! It tasted pretty good though!)

Stephanie

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook #1

Hello Everyone, Sarah told me I should do one of these so I will...just for her. =)


For today: Feb. 7, 2009
Outside my window: Sunshine
I am thinking about: Food....I want to eat some chips! =)
I am thankful for: Our land closing on Wednesday! (We can move soon!)
I am wearing: Jeans and a blue short-sleeve collared shirt with with flowers on it.
I am reading: A book about the West
I am creating: nothing :P
One of my favorite things: reading
Things I have accomplished: a little bit of packing (not much fun)
A few things planned for the rest of the week: Packing and Church

Sorry, that wasn't interesting.....
I hope to have something soon. =)

Stephanie

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Background

Hello Everyone,
I changed my background (again). Do you like it?
I also made it (or my sister really) into three columns. =)

Well, I have nothing interesting to post...
Stephanie
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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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