10:28 am {Monday, April 7, 2014}

*cramming for the ACT taking place on April 12th* FUN. =) 


My Family at the Creation Museum!

Here's a picture of my family and I, that I found while looking through last year's Bible Bee pictures =) It was taken at the Creation Museum, in the walk through of the Garden of Eden: 

(Left to Right) Back: Bethany, my Mom, Dad and Daniel
Middle: Carissa, David and Amy 
Front: Faith and Ellia 



National Bible Bee Post 2!

The afternoon before we left for Nationals, all of us children headed outside and painted on our van! The year before we had seen lots of vans that had paintings on them, so we decided to give it a try =) We had lots of fun, and liked how it turned out!! 

 {This is when we first got there! Believe me....there was much, much excitement packed into that van! And once we got there, everyone was super excited to get out....and start the Bible Bee fun!! XD} 

 {Heading toward the convention center....} 

 {In line for registration. It was so much fun seeing everyone again...even if it was across the room :) There were definitely lots of smiles and energetic waving going on among the Bethany-on-down children in our family =D} 

 {It was so nice to have a kitchen...my mom cooked the best meals that week, and it was nice to sit down as  a family and enjoy them together!} 

 {Another picture of David, Carissa, and myself at the starting line} 

 {David going down to prelims the next morning!!} 

 {Escorting David down the hall to his testing and oral rounds :)} 

 {Gotta get my picture with my dear friend, Rosie A! She is so much fun to talk too....and I think we got our picture taken pretty much every time we saw each other =) Well, maybe not....but I do have a lot of pictures of us both on our computer XD} 

 {Fellow-shipping in the hallways! This is always a big part of nationals...talking with everyone! You pretty much can't go anywhere at Bible Bee and *not* see people you don't know =)}

 {My senior sis and I getting ready for orals! And just so you know, peoples, this sis is really good at Bible Bee...for the record, she has always gotten a high score that I the entire time we've done Bible Bee :D} 

 {Reviewing verses furiously on the way to the convention center for the oral rounds....STRESSFUL!! Actually, orals is lots of fun :)} 

{Talking with our local group BB after the opening ceremony....tears, because nobody made it on from our Bee, but very thankful for the opportunity that we had to learn from the Bible and draw closer to the Lord!} 

Part 3 coming soon!! 


National Bible Bee Pictures

We arrived in Tennessee in the early afternoon and spent the afternoon on registering and getting settled into our "home away from home". For most of the evening we quizzed on our verses, and went over last minute notes on the book of Ephesians. After much time in studying, we went down to start seeing friends again :) I guess most people were studying, because there weren't many people out, but we did enjoy seeing those who were out!  
 {Annalysa, Carissa and myself - so good to finally meet you again, Annalysa =)} 

{Emily, Carissa and myself - It was so good seeing you again! I was definitely looking forward to it, since I'd only seen you once before, and we'd gotten to know each other so well!!} 

{Taking David down to prelims...so much fun seeing people again that morning! Anywhere you walked in the convention center you saw little clusters of people talking and laughing. And yeah, don't know why I look so goofy...must have been to excited, or tired!} 

{Rosie and I - Wow, Rosie, can't tell you how much I was looking forward to seeing you again! It was good to talk with you again after not seeing each other for several months!}

 {Since we had gotten to know the A. family more this past summer, we enjoyed having them over to our hotel for ice-cream and fellowship!}

{Rosie and I enjoyed talking about what we had learned from our study in Ephesians!} 

{All the guys talked in the living room. And yeah, don't know why my brothers were trying to dump water on each other's heads....? And the others just look on and laugh XD} 

 {Our yearly picture with the Minica family - Matthew, Carissa, Courtney and I - you guys are so much fun! So good to see you again!} 
 {And then we started getting goofy and grabbing anyone who walked by for the picture...}

{And then everyone starts to laugh....} 

{And I have another picture of all being super silly, but it's quite....silly looking,
so I'll refrain from posting it XD} 

 {Dani, Courtney and I - you too are lots of fun! It was good seeing you again, and I've enjoyed getting to know you more over the past year!!} 

{The M. girls with Amy and I!} 

So...I have one other post to do after this. And hopefully I'll get it posted in the next week! 

{Rachel - Hope you're enjoying the pictures! XD}


It's Coming!

Yup, so this is the introduction post to my coming National Bible Bee posts! Here's just two pictures of us when we first got to the hotel!! They bring back so many fun memories!

David, Carissa and myself standing by the "Starting Line" =) 

My amazing family, minus Daniel who was taking the picture 


A birthday present

In all my busy-ness with school, I did find time to make an apron for one of my friend's birthday. =) I actually have two more "birthday apron's" to post about, but I can't get the pictures on the computer yet, so those will have to wait. But, for now, here is the most recent apron I made:

My apron is the one on the left side, with the darker red side fabric, and my friend's apron is on the right with the plaid side fabric. It is interesting how the different shades of red pull different colors from the main flower fabric.

[Happy Birthday, Rosie!]

Hoping to have more posts up in the future... =)


10:12 am

Staying busy on the sofa working on Chemistry,
 reading The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, and The Wealth of Nations

And keeping the heating pad on my sore neck from all the falls while sledding yesterday! =)

What are you doing?