Archive for June, 2008


   Saturday morning Mom was checking her bank stuff online and found out that someone (A wicked bad someone) was using her debit card number to make purchases. So she had to go and put a stop on her card, cut it up, and give the bank a description of herself. So that was crazy.
   Saturday was also Erica’s birthday, but I won’t go into details ’cause it’s all rather confusing. lol, can you tell that I’m not 100% awake?

   Sunday was really awesome. Quizzing was awesome. I got my first perfect quiz-out. My first quiz-out, at that. The reason I got it was that most of the competition wasn’t there, but it’s still really cool that I did it. 😀 I was SO scared, though, ’cause my team’s fate rested on me, and I thought for sure that we were going to have our first loss. 😦 But…. we won! Hurray!

   Now we move on to this morning. Mom got called to jury duty. Very interesting. Never happened before. Hope it never happens again. I have to cook two chickens while she’s gone. *sigh* (Yeah, like that’s traumatic!)

   Anyhow, I need to go. I have people waiting for me to be done on the computer.

  By the way, I recieved a shock this morning! I won that giveaway thing that my last post was about! 8)

   Gotta scram!




Hey, everyone! I wanted to let ya’ll know that you should head over here before it’s too late! 😀 It’s a giveaway, which I know that everyone always gets excited about, right? Here’s what it says on the blog:

Reclaiming the Culture DVD Giveaway

It’s time for our special giveaway!

Vision Forum has recently released a new DVD Series for the Christian family, featuring speakers Geoff Botkin, Doug Phillips, Ray Comfort, Paul Jehle, and Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin. We will soon be reviewing this set here on Mountain Musings as part of being an affiliate, but for now, we have the chance to hold a giveaway for our blog readers!

Reclaiming DVD set



The titles in this series include:


More titles will be periodically added to this collection. We have heard some good things about these messages and look forward to seeing for ourselves. Listen to sample clips from the presentations here.

If you make a comment on this post, you will be entered to win the entire set of 7 Reclaiming the Culture DVDs! If you post about this giveaway on your blog and link to this post, you will be entered twice!

This contest is open to those in the U.S. and Canada, as well as members of the U.S. armed forces. Please make your entry by the deadline of Sunday, June 29, at 9:00 p.m. EST. We will post our winner on Monday, June 30.


So… drop on by!

An evening of music

[I just found out that I saved this rather than posted it! 8) It should’ve been posted on Saturday the 13th. Sorry!]

Last night we had the opportunity to go hear the Colorado Wranglers and the Von Trapp Children. It was really awesome! The only thing that I didn’t like was a bit of confusion concerning cameras. You see, before the concert started, it was asked that no one take videos or use flash. But the guy who told us that said everything in a rather confusing manner that left me in doubt as to whether or not we were allowed to take pictures even without flash. But since he hadn’t just stated, “No cameras allowed” I figured that I’d be okay as long as my flash was off. Well… three people in my area let their flash go off – and promptly put away their cameras. So a few minutes later a guy walks up and sees me with my camera sitting obviously in my lap – and thinks that it was me! So I put my camera away. But I did get some pics! Here they are:

The Colorado Wranglers

Scotty Vaughn – one of the cowboys

Joe Stephenson (Another of the cowboys :D)

Vern Thomson (The last of the three cowboys)

The Von Trapp Children (Amanda, Sofia, Melanie, and Justin) [I think I got that right :D)

Erica 😉

Wonderful weekend

Hey everyone! I had an awesome weekend! I hope ya’ll didn’t miss me too much. 😀

Before I say anything else, I want to thank my wonderful sister Erica for trying to save me some raspberry lemonade. I would also like to publicly berate whichever family member drank the aforesaid lemonade. 😦 [By way of explanation: Whenever I go somewhere, my family does something without me that they know I’ll wish I could’ve done. When I went to Erin’s house, there was some raspberry lemonade in the refrigerator, so I knew what the evil deed would be… and you can guess the rest]

On Friday afternoon, my friend Erin and I met at Southlands Mall. We spent a little time in Barnes and Noble (of course), then we visited Francesca’s, Walmart, and Ross. We had to stop in at Chipotle for Erin’s sister Julia to use a coupon she had, and since it was so hot, we got waters as well. I downed three cups of water right there at the drink fountain, then we left.

Once we got to Erin’s house, she showed me around and introduced me to her mom and one of her brothers. It was nice to meet her family after… several years of being friends. 😀

Then… we put in Wives and Daughters and watched it! Erin had never seen it before, and I believe she enjoyed it! At least, she said it was now one of her favorite stories. 😉

(We ate pizza for supper between halves of Wives and Daughters)

When we were done with the movie, we got on Erin’s laptop… and went to youtube where I showed her this movie from Cranford. I also showed her this amazing video.

On Saturday we did basically nothing except sleep, talk, and *ahem* eat until it was time to go. I got home around 1, and then we left for a church BBQ. It went pretty well. I was very thankful for the trees, though, because it was really hot!

Well, that’s all for now, folks!


Sacrificing Expectations to get Results

   Yet another case of low expectations has been spotted on the horizon! It’s sad to see what people will do in order to get “success”. Want an explanation? Here it is then!

   Our local library has a summer reading program for teens. They want teens to have motivation to read, so they offer prizes. For the last few years, the program has been easy for me, but challenging for others. Read for 30 hours and earn a free mini-golfing experience. No problem! Or… was it? I guess that the library wasn’t getting enough people to complete the program, because this year, you have to read three books in order to get the mini-golfing tickets. AND if you’ll stretch yourself far enough to read six books, you’ll get a free book and a chance to enter for a… wii system. (Which I don’t know what one is, and therefore don’t care to have one. Unless I can make money off of it. :P) Needless to say, I’m already done with the program. The six books I read were:

Darcy’s Story by Janet Aylmer
In Search of Honor by Donnalynn Hess
Light From Heaven by Christmas Carol Kauffman
Secret of the Golden Cowrie by Gloria Repp
Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I plan to do some book reviews on these in the future, but we’ll see whether or not that ever comes to pass!

So, I rather strayed from my original idea there. Typical. 😛


  • What things have you noticed where expectations of teens are lowered?
  • What (if anything) did you do about it?

   I’ll be back shortly! I’ll have a post about this weekend for you!

Just a post about nothing

   I’ve been pretty busy, my friends. I haven’t even been able to spend much time online, but I wanted to drop in and say ‘howdy’ and ‘I’m not dead yet’ – notice the last word. It’s warming up for the summer! 😦 (By the way, tomorrow is the first day of summer, isn’t it? Wow.)

   Okay. So I’m not going to be around ’til Monday probably, but I’ll try to post pictures then. Tomorrow I’m going to spend time with my friend Erin. We’re going to have a sleepover at her house and we’re going to watch all four hours of Wives and Daughters! – In one sitting! Hurray for us!

   Well, that’s all for now. Oh. And we have a church BBQ on Saturday. It’s supposed to be really hot out, which don’t make me so happy, but it should be fun anyhow.

  Soli Deo Gloria!


Time for you to get involved!

   I don’t know about you guys, but I like it when people involve their readers, so I’m going to give it a try. Thus: A reader assignment. Maybe assignment isn’t the right word, but it’s the word I’m using. And here, folks, is numero uno: Write a blog post about something specific that your dad has done for you. Meaning that you’re not supposed to just say “My dad goes to work every day”. Tell a story that you specifically remember about your Dad being awesome! When you’ve posted your story, leave me a comment with a link and I’ll do a post with the links in it!



P. S. Please tell me what you think of the reader involvement idea. Am I the only one who likes it?