Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kiss the Girl!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
For a late wedding present for my best friends brother and his wife we made them a music video. I think it turned out really well. I hope you agree! This is the unfinished version (it lacks the actual kiss! lol) but I will be getting the finished version. I've included Ashley Tisdale's version too. Enjoy:

LOL :) Hope you enjoued them!

Major Catch-up is needed!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there! I am so sorry that I haven't written in a while. School has been crazy! But, thankfully, today is my last day! I have a math exam and then I am done until the 22nd of January! YES!!!!! I am so excited to be on vacation! :) Some crazy stuff has been happening...I had a really bad day and the Lord used it to help me make the decision to transfer out of GCC after I complete this year. Why? Well, basically, I thought when I started going to GCC that my walk with the Lord was much stronger. I have found out that it isn't as strong as I 1st thought it was...so I started to look into Baptist Bible College in PA. I had wanted to go to BBC since I was in 10th grade. I figured that I would just go for 2 years and get a strong foundation in my walk with the Lord. I talked to Mom about it and she was like: "Katy, God will have to provide the money 'cause we can not pay for it." BBC costs about 20,000 dollars a year. I went on the website and just "happened" to click on a financial aid link. I was thinking I could get scholorships and work my way through. Well, imagine my surprise when I realized that BBC accepts FAFSA an PELL which is how I am getting through GCC! I could not believe it! And then, an admissions counsilor told me that because I am a Pastor's daughter I would get 25% off the tuition. WOW! I was shocked! :) So I sent in my application and as of now I am just waiting for GCC to send them my transcripts and then with in a few weeks I should know whether or not I am accepted. I am sooo excited and terrified that I won't be but, I know that if this is where God wants me HE and only HE will get me there! SO yeah, pls pray that His will will be done. I would really appreciate it!
So what else has been going on? Hmmmm...I have been having a really hard time in my walk with Jesus lately...alot of old temptations and stuff that I thought I had conquered have reared their ugly heads yet again...Sometimes I look at myself and wonder who I am anymore...pls. pray for me.
I am going to Michigan on a missions conference with Oakfield Country Chapel. I am so excited as some really good friends of mine are coming and I get to spend a lot of time with them :) I will be gone the 27th-29th of December...
Christmas is one week away! I can not believe it. Danny found his gift... :( I got him the dvd: Meet the Robinsons and he accidently found it! :( It wasn't his fault though :)
Me and Jenny had a blast last night Jitterbugging! :) I made a video so here it is:

This is a video of real jitterbugging! It is hilarious :) Enoy:

Hey, what can I say...we will be professionals one day! :P LOL! Anyhow...I have to go get ready for my test. Hope you enjoyed the update! lol :) Love you all bunches!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Hey all you fellow bloggers out there...
So what has the Lord been doing in your life lately? It has been kinda hard lately for me...it seems that no matter how hard I try. No matter what I do, I always fail. God is so faithful but still sometimes I just go to bed wishing I could do the whole day over again.
So I am really getting excited about my missions conferance thing in Michigan. I really hope that my spiritual life will get another how do you say it... a refresher! I am really looking forward to it! Anyhow, write me all (if you know my email LOL) I gotta go and eat dinner at my grandma's! Blessings to you all.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What a weekend!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So this weekend was a trip :) On Friday we had Abby's surprise 16th b-day party a month early. Here are some pics:

Abby was sooo surprised :) She was speechless it was so cute. She had no clue whatsoever.

All of us singing to her. We yelled surprise when she came in and then sang 2 rousing versions of "Happy Birthday".

Left to Right seated: Timmy,Eric,Jackie, and Jaclyn. Jenny is standing up.

This is Danny's friend Elise. She just got gloriouly saved last Friday. She is such a sweetheart and it was so much fun to have her at our youth group.

Abby, Jaclyne, and Alex: Abby got this neat dog thing from Alex and she had to fill out this paper thing. So that is what they are doing.

Jenny and Emily showing off their 30 hour famine shirts...looks kinda shady huh :) LOL!

Just hangin' cause that is what we are good at :)

Ok, so we did a lot of eating and hanging out I guess. We love to talk :)

Ok and onto gifts! :) I think this pic. is so cute :)

Anyhow I have some more pics. but I can't get them to load so yeah I will get them as soon as I can! :) If you want to wish her a Happy Birthday then just go to her blog which is in my links section.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Research Paper...Awesome Topic!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I have started gathering information for my ASL research paper. My topic is how being deaf does not mean that you are disabled. Here are just a few videos of some really neat people that are deaf yet haven't let that stand in their way. They are the Deaf people who believe that the only thing that deaf people can not do that hearing people can do is...HEAR! They are just as good as us and here are a few examples:

Christy Smith:

Brent Pinch:

Deanne Bray:

Enjoy and I will post later. Blessings to you all! :)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

RIT Here I come!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So I had an amazing day today! Sarah (K) and I went to an open house up at RIT in Rochester. Wow, talk about yeah...it was amazing and yeah kinda scary too. But you know what I am so confident that this is what the Lord has for me right now at this time. I believe that He has placed me here for such a time as this.
As you all know I have been having a really hard time in my relationship with Jesus and just not content blah blah blah....pls still pray but just to let you know God is doing some amazing stuff.
Last night us three girls ended up going to the B's youth group. It had been a hard day especially for Jenny because it was the 4th anniversary of Mrs. millers death. So, Mrs. B invited us to just hang out at youth group with the girls. The age group was 5th-7th grade. None of us have ever seen God work in such mighty ways! WOW!!!! 3 girls were gloriously saved, one girl recommitted her heart to Christ, and another is so close to Jesus. WoW! You have to remember that these girls are the lowest of the low most of them...they are the "bad kids" the ones with "reputations" yet, God has just been transforming lives. It was amazing and us kids are going to start going just to spend time with and be a positive influence on these kids. I am so excited. God is sooooo good :) Blessings to you all!

Monday, November 05, 2007

New, Cool Stuff

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there,
I found all these awesome videos. The 1st one is a deaf gymnists story and the next two are 2 iceskating videos to "You raise Me up" by Josh Groben of all people. Enjoy you all especially Danielle :) LOL!

I just think that is such an awesome video! Wow :) Ok here are the other ones:

Thursday, November 01, 2007

WHEW! Major Catch-up to do! :)

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So yeah, I am so sorry that I haven't been faithful in writing lately. School has me busy and life in general is crazy.
I have been having a hard time trusting Jesus lately...I have been really lonely too. I mean I have friends at college but they aren't GOOD friends...I have been feeling left behind, alone, and forgotten by God. Well, God is working on the feeling like He has forgotten me. A lot of people are praying for me and I have been having some really good devotional times.
I just wanted to share this entry in my prayer journal with you:

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dear Heavenly Father,

My heart is just flowing over in praise and adoration and thanksgiving towards You Lord. Yesterday was not a good day. I was hurt, confused, discontent, and (I am sad to say) even angry at You. I felt like You had abandoned me, didn't hear me, and really didn't care to hear me. I was so discontent to be here and I wanted so badly to GET OUT!
I had a long talk with Mom about it. And she told me to start putting my devotions at the start of the day instead of 2 minuetes crammed in the end. She said it would put a whole new perspective to my day. So I did. And what do you know? My devos for the day answered all the questions, doubts, and fears that I had yesterday. I am going to copy it down. It is from the book "My Utmost for His hightest journal" by Oswald Chambers; (It is dated for today Wednesday, October 31, 2007.)

October 31st.


"Faith as a grain of mustard seed. . ." Matthew 17:20

We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, it may be so in the initial stages; but we do not earn anything by faith, faith brings us into right relationship with God and gives God His opportunity. God has frequently to knock the bottom board out of your experience if you are a saint in order to get you into contact with Himself. God wants you to understand that it is a life of faith, not a life of sentimental enjoyment of His blessings. Your earlier life of faith was narrow and intense, settled around a little sun-spot of experience that had as much of sense as of faith in it, full of light and sweetness; then God withdrew His conscious blessings in order to teach you to walk by faith. You are worth far more to Him now than you were in your days of conscious delight and thrilling testimony.

Faith by its very nature must be tried, and the real trial of faith is not that we find it difficult to trust God, but that God's character has to be cleared in our own minds. Faith in its actual working out has to go through spells of unsyllabled isolation. Never confound the trial of faith with the ordinary discipline of life, much that we call the trial of faith is the inevitable result of being alive. Faith in the Bible is faith in God against everything that contradicts Him - I will remain true to God's character whatever He may do. "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him" - this is the most sublime utterance of faith in the whole of the Bible.

Ok, so yesterday was horrible but today is the last day in a month and is yet another start of a chapter in my journey of faith with You Jesus. Thank You so much Lord and I love You with all my heart. Pls. help me to just continue to walk by faith not by sight. I love You Lord. In Jesus name, Amen

So that was that day and the Lord really did help me. Well, then the night came and I was upset a gain but a lady prayed for me.
Well, this morning I checked my email and there was an email from one of my mentors had wrote me back. I had written her telling her all that had been going on. One of the lines was "just let go" so I wrote a song to Jesus just reafirming that I was resting in Him. Here it is:

Isiah 40:27-31

Lord I am so tired
of trying to walk the walk
I've tried so hard
Lord I am ready to give up
I know that I can change
but I just can't find a way
Lord I am so tired

Rest in Me
I won't let you down
You just have to learn
to let go
We walk by faith
and not by sight
Oh my child it's gonna be alright.

Here I go again
I've goofed it up once more
but there's a difference I don't think
I can fix what's been torn
God I am Your child
But it just doesn't seem
like I'm living like a daughter of the King
God I'm empty now
can't You show me how
God, I'm tired

Rest in Me
I won't let you down
You just have to learn
to let go
We walk by faith
and not by sight
Oh my child it's gonna be alright.

Jesus never said a
life lived for Him would be easy
But oh He promised to be with
us every step of the way.
Why can't we trust Him in the darkest days and deepest nights
When it seems so bleak...
God, I'm so tired
And He says:

Rest in Me
I won't let you down
You just have to learn
to let go
We walk by faith
and not by sight
Oh my child it's gonna be alright.

Oh My child it's gonna be alright.

So yeah, that is what has been going on. Pls still pray hard for me. I would really appreciate it. God is so good though! He is so faithful! Blessings to you all!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The new me!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
1st of all I want to thank you all so very much for praying for me. I was really stressed about school next semester cause I thought that I would have to be there 5 days a week. A family had graciously offered to let me live with them but I still didn't really want to be away from home and my life here. So, Tuesday I had a meeting with my counselor and now all my classes are in warsaw except for my ASL 2 class which is in batavia on wednesday nights. Also I will only have school on Mondays and Wednesdays! What a blessing and answer to prayer!
So, for my graduation/birthday present Grandma Kelley to me on a shopping spree to Fashion BUg yesterday. That was a lot of fun. When we were done we had to go to walmart and I had some money left. See, I had gotten these new clothes and I was like "I want a new me!" So I got my hair cut at walmart for 13.50 and I love it! Here are some pics so check it out!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Hey all a little catch-up!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there,
So yeah, I am a bit overwhelmed with decisions tonight. Just thought I would quick write and ask ya'll to pray hard for me. Would love to hear from you all too...love ya!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Dizzaly busy!

Hey all!
Yeah, It is getting pretty hectic. I no longer have a car either. It is dead. But I am just trusting the Lord to provide. He has proven Himself to be faithful to me over and over again. He is good!
Here is an article that I wrote and just submitted to Guideposts. Pls. pray that it is accepted...

“Does God have a reason?”

My question to you is this: Does God really have a reason for when things go wrong?
My Mom has epilepsy. In other words, she has seizures. Watching my Mom have seizures was one of the worst things my siblings, Dad, and I ever had to go through. Because we normally do not have any idea when or where seizures will occur, many of my childhood days where filled with “What if?”
I remember being in a grocery store. My Dad and younger sister were on a “date”. Dad takes each one of us kids out once a month to spend time together. Mom had my two other siblings and me with her. I was probably only five years old. I remember going down an aisle when a lady asked Mom if she would like some coupons. Mom thanked her, and they began to chat. One moment they were just having a normal conversation and the next Mom was on the floor, bleeding. I remember sobbing as I hid behind the cart. They called the ambulance and then they took Mom away. I felt so helpless and alone, but there was nothing anyone could do to help. I still shudder when I go down that aisle.
Mom did have medicine but sometimes it did not work. One summer she had five seizures within two months, and that is very unusual. Every time she woke up, however, the first words out of her mouth were, “Thank You Jesus.” Inside I would think, Why, why thank Him?
The last seizure Mom ever had was nothing compared to the previous ones. It was Mother’s Day, and we had family over. We had just sat down to eat when I looked over at Mom and realized that she was having a seizure. I yelled. Dad and my uncles jumped up to help her and then started to move her to a bed. I was in the living room just settling down to have a good cry when all of the sudden, Mom woke up. This was unusual because of the type of seizures she had. Normally when Mom woke up, she would be very tired and unable to move.
After that, Mom decided to go to a different doctor. He gave her some new medicine, and she has not had a seizure since. We believe God healed her. Still, in the back of my mind, I always wondered, why?
In the summer of 2006 I was given the opportunity to serve as a counselor in training at a small Christian camp in Bliss, New York. During the second week, a junior week for kids ages eight to eleven, I was asked to lead the nightly Bible study. My topic was how God protects us even at a young age, so He can use us later in life for His purposes. After the girls had somewhat settled down, I began to share with them this story about my mother and me.
When I was a newborn baby my mother would always make sure Dad was in the same room when she gave me a bath. This was just in case she had a seizure. One day she decided to give me one while he was in bed napping. For some odd reason she changed her mind and decided that we would take a nap instead with Dad. She had a seizure while in bed. When she awoke, she realized what had happened. If she had given me a bath as planned I would have drowned. But I did not drown because God had a purpose for me. He did not allow Mom to give me a bath as she had planned because He was saving me for something bigger.
As I was telling the story, one of my campers unexpectedly started to sob. The other counselor took her outside of the cabin while I continued my Bible study. However, I could not get over the fact that she had begun to cry when I mentioned seizures. Just as I was wrapping up my devotional, they came back. We prayed and then I went over to her bunk. I can not convey the depth of emotion that went through me as I knelt by her bunk and talked to her. As she cried, I felt again the uncertainties, the terror, and the hurt; except this time it was not me but another little girl who was hurting. I found out later that her little sister had died because of a seizure by suffocating in her pillow.
I went out onto the porch after I had calmed and prayed with her. Then the tears began to flow, not because I was sad, although that emotion was present, but because my question of Why had been answered. God knew what that little girl needed. She needed not only sympathy but someone that could truly empathize with her because I had truly been there. She needed someone who knew.
To answer the question, “Does God really have a reason for when things go wrong?” The answer is an emphatic yes. Sometimes He allows us to experience something so that later on we can help another person going through the exact same thing. He has a purpose for every single thing that happens to each of us. We must trust Him to fulfill that purpose in His time. It is something to consider.
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Psalm 62:8).

It took a long time to write that but it just goes to show you just how faithful Jesus is...Do you have a relationship ,not knowledge, with Him? It is such a joy to be a Princess in the Kingdom of Heaven. If you have questions call or email me. Love to you all!

Monday, September 24, 2007

An amazing Sunday...

Hey all!
I am going to share with you a portion out of my prayer journal. God is so good and I just want to testify to that! So here it is Sunday, September 23, 2007:

~Dear Heavenly Father,
Wow! I have been reading through "When God Writes Your Love Story" for my devotions and the chapter today was centered on making You the center of our life (love and other). There are some quotes in there about giving God your all by Oswald Chambers:

"Tell God you are ready to be offered, and God will prove Himself to be all you ever dreamed He would be."
"The reason some of us are such poor specimans of Christianity is because we have no Almighty Christ. We have Christian attributes and experiances, but there is no abandonment to Christ."
"In our abandonment we give ourselves over to God just as God gave Himself for us, without any calculations. The consequences of abandonment never enters into our outlook because our life is taken up with Him."

I love those quotes just because after last night (Momentom 2007)I truly believe that is what God has for me. Or no, He has always had that for me but now I truly believe that I am ready to finally give it all to Jesus. In Genesis 22 is the story of how Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son. To the point of picking up the knife...then God stopped Him. It was a test to see just how far and deep Abraham's commentment went. Abraham was willing to sacrifice everything. When he heard God's voice he did not ask questions but immediately did it.
Lord, today I am asking You to help me develope that kind of abandonment to You. Lord, when You speak help me to discern it and obey.
Father, I pray for the church service today. I have never really done this before but I pray that you will come down in POWER Father. Last night I was talking to ----- saying how there was going to be no one in church because the ------ aren't there but thats ok because I am used to it. That is so wrong! 1st, I beg Your forgiveness for that kind of attitude Lord. Sadly that has really always been my attitude towards Church and this morning You have just opened my eyes to that Lord. Father, I have been going for the people but no more Lord! I pray that today You would speach to me. Convict me of sin. Help me to pay attention and to grow in You. I want You to be the CENTER of my life Lord. I invite You to be that center. I love You Lord. In Jesus precious name, Amen.!~

So yeah, I went to church with a whole new attitude and wow! What a difference it made :) God is so good. And so merciful, yeah, I made mistakes but God forgives and today is a new day! I love this idea of instead of trying to build God into your busy life but build your life AROUND God with Him as the CENTER. It is radical but it will change your life! Blessings to you all :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Whoa...Momentom 2007

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Whoa...that is all I can say! God is so good! Amen? I have just gotten home from a God-anointed event called Momentom 2007. WOW! It is a cowboy event and featured the glory riders. God has been doing some amazing stuff and through the seeds that were planted He will continue to.
I was so blessed my a lady that I met there. Here name was Sue and it never ceases to amaze me how when you talk to someone that you have just met that is a sister/brother in the Lord it is like you have known them forever. She just really encouraged jenny and I in our walks with the Lord. Also, she really opened my eyes to the fact that I need to just be patient in the Lord. It was so neat just sharing with her all that the Lord had been teaching me. She had this really good point that she shared with me concerning my future husband. She said "Your husband is on the other side of those trees. Now, ask the Lord to set your feet on the path towards that. Ask Him to prepare you and just walk that path trusting HIM." WOW! I needed that. During the worship service I did that. I surrendered myself to the Lord's service right here where I am and just repented for my discontentment and distrust in Him. What a blessing. What a freedom! I have been rechallenged in my faith with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Has that happened to you lately? Ask God to challenge you in your relationship with HIM. He will and you will be so blessed my it! God bless you!
Ps: I got my celly! :)
Also, in the links is the Glory Riders website.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blonde Moment!

Hey all you fellow bloggers!
So I am totally laughing at myself :) I am at school and I went outside to call my Mom... So she answers and I am like: "So when is Dad coming to pick me up?" And my Mother is like "Ummm...Katy, You drove yourself. Your car is with you!" WWWOOOOWWWWWW! I laughed soooo hard! I'm telling you I am losing my mental capacities (not that I had any to begin with :)) So, have a good laugh over that...I will be laughing for a lonnnnggggg time! :)
Have a good day!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Anne of Green Gables the 1st movie!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Yes here it is! The entire 1st movie in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. It is on youtube! This is one of my sisters and I's favorite movie series! Enjoy!

Here is a music video! Sorry, I just love this kind of thing :) I am such an incurable romantic!

I guess one of the reasons I love this so much is it inspires me even more to wait patiently for my one true love! God bless!

Hey ALL!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So, wow! How are you? I am great! God is so good. School is going really well. I have made some new friends and I am just really excited where God is going to be taking me.
I do need a job though...I had one kinda but then I decided that it would be way too much! So yeah, I am still looking!
I am getting a phone! YAY!
Today was Dad's b-day. I am so blessed to have a Dad like my Dad. I realize that more and more as I am growing older! I love him alot!
So my sisters and I have been watching "Anne of Green Gables" series and we love them! I honestly think that they are the best romances out there! They make me want to wait for my husband to be and only for him! Love you all and God bless!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

School alert! Wow I am so pooped :)

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Here I am at school once again (hey that sounds like a song!). What a week, well, two weeks. Ever since school started. Just for the record, I love it! God has really been doing a work in me. It is so neat to see how He is working in my heart changing me and making me more like Him. He is so good to me! He really has just convicted me of alot of stuff that I have been...yeah...that hurt! But is is merciful and forgiving! Every single time that happens it feels like just a new fresh start when it is over (the process of getting clean again).
So yeah,I have been crazy busy with school. Today I am not getting home till like 6:30! I love all my classes. ASL is so much fun. Today I am meeting with people at Timmy's (Tim Hortens) for signing. I am so cyched! God has really just been pulling everything together! He is good! So, how are your lives going? You know my email. Byes!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Ranch!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So things have been so incredibly bussy lately. Between the ranch, school, and other stuff it is like I have never stopped moving! So, let me update you on a few things...
Danny's at his 2nd day of school and he LOVES it! We were all so worried for him. Thank you so much for your many prayers! God is so good. Pls. pray that he will continue to love it. He had like 20 people come up to him and ask him if he was going to play basketball, wrestle, play baseball, and other sports. They really wanted him too because he is so tall! Go figure! :)
School is going really great for me. It can get stressful but the Lord is so good. I must say though that if Megan weren't here I would probably curl up in a ball and die! I was really upset and stressed last night just because all our friends are gone it seems...it can be hard being "left behind". Anyway, I was really tired (did I mention that) so Mom made me go to bed at 9:30 and it was WONDERFUL! I got up early and felt so refreshed. Much better than staying up till like 12 and sleeping in till 9 or 10! This morning Mom, Jenny, and I went to the ranch. I rode Amanda and Jenny rode Sam (the horse she is leasing so she can ride him anytime she wants to). It was just the 2 of us and we had so much fun! I am starting to be able to keep my seat even at a lope! Mom took videos and I will post them as soon as I can.
I might be getting a job at the YMCA! For an afterschool program. Pls. pray that it will all work out with my school hours and everything...
ASL is going awesome! I am LOVING it. Each class gets better. Today Megan and I talked to Nick one of the instructers after class. He was able to give me some pointers. We are going to meet on Wednesdays (hopefully) to start getting experianced outside of class. I am so excited!
Well, God bless and you all have a wonderful afternoon! Love to you all!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

College life...

God is sooooo good! So many people where praying for me and I could really feel those prayers. I cann't even express what a peace I have about where I am. One of my professers is a christian! He was my Dad's english teacher in 9th grade! Me and Megan stayed and talked after with him for 1/2 an hour. A boy from CCA is in 2 of my classes. It was neat to see a familier face! So all in all I am so content!
Pls. pray for Elisha. She, her mom, and valerie left for Florida today. Pls. pray that she will love college and not be too homesick. Love you all! Me

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Whoa! Catchup is majorly needed!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Have you ever complained that you never do anything and then all the sudden you are so crazy busy you can hardly breathe!? Yeah that is what this whole summer but especially this past month has been like!
Bullet points:
The Harvey's have left :( It was a very sad time and we miss them very much. Pray that the transition for them will go smoothly. I think this was the hardest time for them to go back. Just because they felt settled, and had a house.
Elisha graduated!
And is leaving on the 29th for PCC :( I am going to miss her sooooo mucho muchas!
I am starting college in 8 days! AHHHHHH! I am so excited!
I have a car! My Grandma and Grandpa Kelley are loaning me Grandma's old buick! What an answer to prayer! I had no idea!

Well there is a little bit of what has been happening. I am so sorry that I haven't been very faithful in updating. I will write ASAP! Love to you all! :)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

My Graduation slide show!!!!!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Danny figured out how to put our movies on here. So, here is my life! Elisha made this for my grad. party and since some of you haven't seen me in a while or ever! Here it is :)

Fair is over!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So yeah, it has been a really hard last few days. We've been at fair and it was stressful, soooo hot, and there was other stuff going on! God is good though! I hope that you are all staying cool! I start college in 25 days! :) Yayy! Love to you all!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Briar Creek Ranch

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there! I have added another link to my link list! It is to Briar Creek Ranches new website! Danny created it and we are really excited about it! So, check it out!
Also this whole week I am going to be at Caledonia fair (with the ranch) so you probably won't hear much from me! But that is where I am! God bless!

Life is PRECIOUS...

...and Friday gave me a new relization just how precious it is. It was a normal day. Dad had left for Mexico and Mom, Danny, and I had decided to go to Perry for some errands. The library was having a book sale so we decided to stop there. We browsed and then decided to go to the B's house just to visit. In Perry there is a horrible 5 way intersection. This is complicated by an arrowmart. I was going straight. To my right there was a street w/o a stop sign. The only problem is that you cannot see unless you are pretty much out to the middle of the intersection because there is a bush and hill and it is at a really bad angle. Well, I got up to the stop sign and sat there for like 2 minutes 'cause it was really busy. It cleared and I decided to go...all the sudden there was this red truck right in front of me. You know how everyone says "Oh you have time!" You don't! It was like time froze and I knew we were going to hit and I also knew there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. We hit. Thankfully I was going slow. I hit broadside the drivers side. God was so merciful! The guy was able to get out of his door easily. The van...the whole right headlight is gone! But, the left one which we just spent alot of money on to get fixed is unharmed. The bumper was ripped almost ripped off...but it took most of the damage and there is minimal damage to the van itself. God is good! The people that I ran into could have been really mean about it but they weren't...they were some of the nicest people I have ever met. We even got to witness to them and the 2 girls I knew from youth group...GOD IS GOOD!
Pls. do pray for me though...I haven't driven yet and ever since then everytime I am riding w/someone and we come to a stop sign I get really scared inside. I also have been having bad dreams. And tomorrow I have to drive for the 1st time since and I am kinda uptight about that. But, GOD IS GOOD! I mean, the air bag didn't even go off! We could have died. In fact, I know someone who died that way except the kid ran the stop sign. God is soooo Good!
So, here is my question to you? Have you thought about how precious life is lately? Have you taken the time to tell people you love and care about them? Have you thanked Jesus for allowing you to have lived another day? Something to think about!
God bless!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gradutation is over and done!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Yes I am officially graduated from high school! YAY!!! It was on Sunday and we had a gorgeous day! It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! God is sooo good! I will hopefully be posting some pics! Love to you all and thanx beesh for the awesome slideshow! :)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Home from Nebraska!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Yes, That is where I have been! In Nebraska for a wedding. I just got back yesterday and let me tell you it was great! I had a blast :) Other than that not much is happening! But I will be posting some thoughts on my othere blog from the trip! Talk to you soon!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Should be a movie!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Have you ever heard of Britains got talent? Well, it is like american idol. The winner was Paul Potts and oh my word how inspiring! He sings opera which I hate but this! Wow, oh and the judges faces are real...this is not made up! It is like an inspiring movie. You will understand why I say that when you watch this guy! Enjoy!

This was his 1st audition:

His 2nd:

His 3rd:

The Results!:

He won! Isn't that inspiring! Here was my other favorite and she almost won too!
This is here 1st song...she is 6!

This is her 2nd:

And this is her 3rd:

Wasn't that amazing! Even though she didn't win I think this little girl has huge things ahead of her! Maybe next year! :)

Hope you enjoyed this!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

I'mmmm Back!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I am sooo sorry i haven't had a chance to write in a while! I have been one busy girl! Ever since I got my liscense especially. But, I don't mind!
So...that last post? Well, God puts things in our lives and then He can always promptly take them back out! I do not have a car anymore :( We had to junk it. But, I have decided not to worry! God "proved" Himself to me by the fact that He got me a car before I even had a liscense! I think that because of that I have no excuse to doubt Him :)
So what have I been up to?
~ Tae-kwon do (I am still working on the pics! SORRY!)
~ Long trip with Olivia's family that included: Ocean, NYC, Black bears, Franklin Graham Festival, God just totally working in the college area! Father's day gift! Work at Briar Creek Ranch (I am the photographer) and running Mom on little trips!

It has been so incredibly busy but soooo wonderful! God is so good and I just praise Him! Love to you all! Me

Sunday, June 03, 2007

My Car!

Hey All you fellow bloggers out there!
Here are some pics. of my car! These are also some of my senior pics. so pls. write and tell me what you think!

So there is my miracle from the Lord! I named the the Queen Mary "The Queen" for short! After all, she is my 1st car and must be treated as such! :)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

More S.T stuff!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Here is some more Sue Thomas stuff I found.

This is a gag reel and there are tons of Jack! I thought some of them were really funny!

Last one for now! If you like these I will post more!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sue Thomas and Me!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I don't know if all of you know this yet but I am planning on going to school this year to become a sign language interpreter. One of the things that gave me that desire or more fueled it was the tv show "Sue Thomas FBeye" It is a Christian show that is amazing. She is a deaf FBI agent and we all love it!

This 1st video is an awesome music video about Sue and Jack...Ahhhh! I thought is was wonderfully put together!

This is a Deanne Bray interview (she plays Sue Thomas). I thought it was neat!

My dream is to be able to sign as well as her and hopefully in 4 years I will be able to! :)

The Test...

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
WE PASSED OUR GREEN BELT TEST! It was about 2 hours long and I have tons of pics. but I don't have them yet. But I found some really neat videos about Tae-Kwon Do so enjoy until then! :)

This next guy is really scary looking! I don't think I could ever look that mean! But boy is he amazing!

This last one is a black belt test. I do warn you they have rap music so I would suggest turning the volume down. Mute this is an amazing test!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Last Sin Eater

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
It isn't often that you find an amazing movie out there that is Christian. Well, Our family just watched "The Last Sin Eater" which is based on a book by Fransine Rivers. We were truly amazed at how true it was to the book and how the gospel was presented.
You may be asking "What on earth is a sin eater?" Well, in the Wales people would cast lots and the man who was chosen would go and live in exile for the rest of his days. The reason being was that when some one died they would put wine and bread on the body and the the sin eater would come and eat his sins. They believed that he would go to hell and save the person. People really did this! It is so sad.
Anyway, I highly recommend this movie and the book. It is PG-13 because of some violence and I would not recommend little ones watching it. Here is the trailer:


Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I am so excited! Can you tell :) God has been doing some AMAZING things since the last time I wrote. I have a CAR!!!! And I passed my drivers test so I have a liscense!!!!! And just to think that 2 weeks ago I was going "God, what is going on? I need a car and liscense I just don't know how it is going to happen." And then it happened! Praise the Lord! I will post some pics.
Also, tonight we Case kids are testing for our GREEN belt in tae kwon do! It is going to probably the hardest class that we have ever had to do!
God is so good! Have you thanked Him today? Love all of ya!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Other blog news...

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I have just put on some new posts on my new blog. If you want to check it out just go to my links section. And tell me what you think!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Sign language...singers?

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
This is AWESOME! The song is by Jump5. I thought this was really neat :) I think you will agree!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Big Debate...Christians against aetheists.

Millions Will Hear
Just a quick note to let you know that the debate went wonderfully.

When I say "wonderfully," I have to qualify it. It was like an open air with an unreasonable and loud heckler. The "heckler" in this case wasn't just the two atheists we were there to debate, but the fifty atheists in the audience. As per ABC's stipulations, the audience was composed half-and-half -- fifty Christians and fifty atheists. The Christians were very quiet and polite -- the atheists weren't. It was very apparant who was who in the audience. It seemed that no matter what we said, it was completely ignored by Brian and Kelly (the atheists) and then followed up with their anger, mockery, and insults. But as with a good open air, the heckler is simply a platform to speak to the crowd who is listening. In this case there is a crowd of millions who will hear clear, concise evidence for the existance of God. How incredible. So I am delighted, because of what we were able to say.

Below is the press release and the information you need to watch the debate Wednesday. Thanks for your prayers.

God bless,
Ray Comfort

A 100-year-old Baptist church in the heart of New York was the venue Saturday for an ABC debate on the existence of God. Actor Kirk Cameron and best-selling author Ray Comfort "faced off" against two atheists from the "Rational Response Squad," in a debate moderated by ABC Nightline's Martin Bashir.

"We were delighted ABC gave us the opportunity to present our case," said Comfort, "but we were taken aback by the aggressive nature of the debate. The audience was evenly divided between believers and atheists. The believers were very polite and quiet, while the atheists were extremely vocal. 'Nasty' is an appropriate word. We felt life a couple of goldfish in a pool of hungry Piranhas, and were getting a sense of what the early Christians must have felt in a Roman coliseum."

In the debate, Comfort presented proof for the existence of God, while Cameron offered evidence to show that the theory of Darwinian evolution is unreasonable and unscientific. They pointed evolutionists to www.IntelligentDesignVersusEvolution.com, where they're offering $10,000 to anyone who can provide a genuine, living transitional form supporting evolutionary claims. The debate also addressed such questions as "Who made God?" and "What about the heathen in Africa who've never heard about God?"

"The atheists made it very clear they didn't like what we said," Cameron explained. "They were full of mockery and sarcasm, belittling the many great scientists and intellectuals who recognize the existence of a Supreme Being. But the average American isn't viciously anti-God. In fact, polls show that more than 90 percent believe in His existence. Our hope is that the program will cause people to think deeply about the evidence presented, and challenge them to consider this most important issue of life."

While Comfort and Cameron will have to wait until Wednesday to see what the public thinks of the debate, they report that they've already received encouraging email from one audience member who commended their presentation: "Good job last night! Although I received my invitation to the show via the atheist camp, I must confess that I was impressed with the two of you (and that I was embarrassed by at least two atheist audience members, whose hostile questions bordered on heckling--I admired your calm and courteous responses). ...I find the 'Design means there was a Designer' argument to be perfectly logical. I just have yet to come across convincing evidence that this Master Designer of the Universe inspired the Judeo-Christian Bible.'"

Another encouragement, Comfort added, was that both mothers of the two atheists in the debate are Christians--one of whom was in the front row of the audience. Comfort stated, "Both sincerely thanked us for our stand, and said that they were earnestly praying for us."

The entire debate will be streamed Wednesday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m. EDT ( 10:00 a.m. PST) on http://abcnews.go.com/nightline/, then again at 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PST) on http://abcnews.go.com/abcnewsnow/, and an excerpt will be aired that night on ABC's Nightline.

We will have the debate available for viewing online from our video sharing accounts. The videos will be available for viewing after ABC streams it live on their website Wednesday, May 9. You can visit the following link to find the video
when it is available. Keep checking after ABC streams it live.


Actually I have the entire debate here! Pls. watch and pray!

Kinda scary huh! Pray that the Lord uses this for HIS honor and glory!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

30 Hour Famine!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Yes, the 30 hr. famine is over and done :) What an awesome time it was. God worked...He really did. So some of you are probably going "What on earth is a 30 hour famine?" Good question :) It is when teens all over America go 30 hours without food. The reason? To raise money to send to starving children around the world. World Vision started this in 1992...then 40,000 children UNDER the age of 5 years old died per day from starvation. Now, because of the famine and God's grace that number has come down to 29,000 children a day under 5. The famine does make a difference! Here is a video that made me cry! But it is really good:

I think that here in America we don't know what it means to go hungry...pls pray for these children.

So how was our famine? Well, like I said, it was amazing! God was there and He definately was working! We were talking about how we didn't really feel any hunger. And that is because God was so feeding us spiritually. About 75% of our time was spent on devos and prayer. God worked! Then we did the church service and wow! was that awesome :) God is so good! And here is the whole (almost!) gang:

Here is the photographer!:

Well, I am trying to get a video on but who knows! God bless!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Exciting News!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
My new blog www.100percentsurrender.blogspot.com is officially opened! I am sooo excited at the Lord giving me this idea and am hoping to use it to bring honor and glory to HIS name! So pls. visit it and tell me what you think. You can also access it in my links section. God bless!

Friday, April 27, 2007

In the works.

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I am happy to say that my new blog 100 percent surrender is currently in the works! I do not know when exactly I can start posting but Lord willing it will be soon!
Here is a beautiful song that I stumbled upon! Enjoy :) And thanks for all your support.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

God's wonderfully freeing grace...

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
What I am about to share is very close and precious to my heart. See, for a while the Lord has been teaching me to trust Him and like me I had been having a very hard time trusting Him and not worrying and obsessing over things like getting a job, a car, having money, you know all those "teen" things. The only problem was that as I was trying to make everything come out "my way" the way that I thought was best I was getting more and more frustrated because I was not obeying Jesus. To make a long story short...On Sunday night we had a campfire after Church and it was ALOT of fun! :) Afterwards, I was in my room and I decided to journal a bit. Before I know it I was in tears just baring my heart before the Lord. I am going to include what I wrote that night:

Sunday, April 22, 2007
Dear Heavenly Father,
Dear Lord, I just come to You tonight pleading Jesus' blood and Jesus' name on my sleep tonight. See, the past few nights I have been having horrid, disgusting dreams. I think a part of it has been that I have been reading some wrong stuff and thinking on some wrong stuff and "that stuff" is being reflected in my dreams. 1st Lord I ask You to forgive me and 2nd I ask You to cleanse, purge, and santify both my mind, my heart, and my dreams. Father, fill my dreams tonight with YOU! I have never asked You to do that ,but, pls. show Yourself to me in a mighty way. Part of me is like "It won't happen, I don't matter, big things like that don't happen to me..." But then the other part is just begging You too and desiring it...Lord, You are the same God that did great miracles. You are the same God that has miraculously provided for _______. You are the same God that spoke to Mr. Harvey (www.congoharveys.org). Lord, pls. I am so tired of being an 1/2 hearted Christian. I am so sick of not trusting you and worrying all the time. I am so tired of not trusting You to provide completely for all my needs. I do want to surrender everything and trust it to You. I want to surrender all and let You take me and use me wherever. I am so weak though and it is so hard sometimes because I feel like You are "to big" for me after all I am just Katy ____...why would You want to help me. Lord, I know that is wrong! Jesus pls...I am so week...like Gideon pls. show me Your power in my life and help me to realize Your love for me. Pls. comfort me. I believe truly that You will...You promise to...pls. help my unbelief and doubts to disappear! Just as that man cried "Lord I believe! Help my unbelief!" So do I...
In Jesus name,

And that was it...I just layed myself, all of me, before the Lord. And you know what!? The next morning I woke up having slept like a baby! God is sooo good! And that is not all...He gave me a new spirit. Every moment I have been trying to think "Is this for Jesus, will this glorify Him?" Yeah, I still have and will mess up but...WOW! When you make an effort to live 100% for Jesus every moment of the day...Things HAPPEN!
So what about YOU?
Do you want to make this commitment with me? To live a sold-out life for Jesus no matter what the cost and leave the rest up to Him? If so, write me...I am thinking of setting up another blog (kinda like this one) except it will be almost like a forum where we would all share what the Lord is doing in our lives and have discussions about certain issues. What do you think? Leave your comments and we will see what God can do.
He wants to use YOU! But...are you willing to let Him?

Monday, April 23, 2007


Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
ABBY HAS A BLOG! You will find it in the links section along with Dannys and Jennys!


Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Boy I bet the title of this post got some attention! At least if you are anything like me! LOL! :)
I have made a decision to save myself completely for my future husband. So that on our wedding day I can give him all of me not just part. To me dating is seeing if we are compatible for marrige. Not a few month fling like the high school scene! That may sound pretty radical but I believe that it will be soooo worth it! Here are some neat videos that support this!

Here is a really good one from Barlowgirl too on this and related topics:

So what did you think? That is a whole lot to think about huh? So, I've had to ask myself this too, are you modest in you clothing? I don't mean amish dress but just how tight are those jeans and just how low is that shirt? That is a challenging thing to think about! Well, love to you all and have a great week!

Hey All!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
So I am finally back from CO! Did you miss me? LOL! :) I am going to be working on a post of the pics but it might take awhile so be patient! In the meanwhile to keep you occupied here is something to think about from Rebecca St. James:\

So how is your self-esteem? You know what! If you are a child of Jesus you are his PRINCESS! Isn't that amazing! You are wanted and loved! In His (Jesus') eyes your worth is more the precious jewals in fact, you are His precious jewal! Jesus loves you so don't get your worth from others whether that be boys, friends, family, peers...get it from Jesus. He loves you so much that He died for YOU! Take some time and thank Him for that!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Best Easter EVER! :)

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there! How was your Easter? I think that this is the best one we have ever had! We had a lot of people over including our 2 boy cousins. We had so much fun! See, normally, we don't talk to them and these family gatherings are really boring. But not so this time! Here is a pic:
This is all of us with Grandma Case. Front: Abby, Jenny, Grandma, Me. Back: Danny, Holden, and Matt.
Aren't the guys tall!?! They just dwarf us girls :)
If you think of it pls. pray for Holden...He kept asking me what to be "saved" meant so I gave him a tract. They are such neat guys and they need the Lord.
I hope your Easter was as good as mine!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Hey All!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Sad news :( I didn't pass my drivers test...It (seriously) was because I was so tense and terrified! Oh well, I will try again! Byes :)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Great Article defining what a woman should be...

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I found this great article on the Rebulution blog and though I would share it with you. I would encourage you to really think about the article and about what being a true woman of God means. If you want the visit the rebulution blog it is in my links section. I highly recommend it!

Three Teens Define “A Real Woman”
Written by Philip Hainline, Heidi Reimer, and Maria Reimer at the respective ages of 16, 19, and 17.

A real woman . . .…is glad she’s a woman and rejoices in her femininity, expressing it through her attitude, appearance and bearing. (1 Timothy 2:9-10)
…does not compete for equality with men or chafe at God’s design for male and female, but delights in and understands the importance of her calling to complement man’s role. (1 Timothy 2:11-12, Ephesians 5:22-24)
…values the cultivation of her mind and diligently seeks after wisdom and knowledge. (Proverbs 22:17-21, 2:2-6)
…realizes her imperative need to allow the Holy Spirit to control her emotions and expressions of them. (James 1:19-20)
…does not wallow in self-pity or make a habit of voicing complaints, but radiates cheerfulness and joy. (Proverbs 15:15, Proverbs 17:22)

A real woman . . .…appreciates her father’s protection, and respects and submits to his authority. In so doing, she is preparing herself to exercise the Biblical role in her relationship with a possible future husband. (Ephesians 5:33-6:3, 1 Peter 3:1-2)
…is trustworthy and gains the respect of those around her. (Proverbs 31:11)
…restrains herself from listening to, or participating in gossip, but instead speaks with wisdom and discretion. (Proverbs 11:12-13, 22, 20:19, 3:11)
…encourages and builds up those around her instead of criticizing and tearing them down. (1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ephesians 4:29)
…does not have a nagging, contentious or manipulative manner in which she deals with others. (Judges 16:16, Proverbs 21:9, 19, 26:21)
…is not boisterous or loud in her speech or actions but is characterized by a gentle and quiet spirit. (Proverbs 9:13, 1 Peter 3:4)

A real woman . . .…portrays chastity, modesty and reverence in her manner, and wears the ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is her true beauty. (1 Peter 3:3-4, Titus 2:4-5)
…is not offended by respect shown her through gentlemanly courtesies (opening doors, etc.) but cultivates the differences between the sexes that make her worthy of this deference. (1 Peter 3:7, Mark 10:6)
…seeks to make God her number one desire and the Lover of her soul, knowing that only He can fully satisfy. (Psalm 73:25, Psalm 63:1)
…uses her years of singleness to seek and serve God without distraction, and is content to leave the details of her future to Him. (Psalm 73:25, Philippians 4:11)

A real woman . . .…does not relate to members of the opposite sex in a flirtatious or forward manner, but instead saves all her passion for her future husband. (Thessalonians 4:3-8, Proverbs 6:25, 1 Corinthians 7:1)
…holds her virginity before marriage sacred and will not compromise it for anything. (This one goes for guys too)(1 Timothy 5:22)
“A Real Woman” in PDF Format for download and print out.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 at 6:30 am and is filed under The Rebelution.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gracie Pie!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!

Here are some pics. of my adorable adopted cousin! She came over and we watched her while her Mom went to the dentists!

She is so serious it is ADORABLE! I think that she looks so much like her Mom but she has her Dad's hair! She is so pudgy! I love it :)

She is just starting to crawl and can really go at a good pace! She had all her little toys...very cute!

Gracie is starting to pull herself up :) We were fortunent to catch her doing it! She is so proud of herself and we were so proud of her!

So yeah! I have more pics. If you want them just email me! If you could pls. pray for Gracie. They found out that she has the whooping caugh. She coughs so hard she throws up...it is really bad. The other night she coughed for 5 minutes straight. Pls. pray for her and her parents. They would all really appreciate it!

Update: I called Tim Horten's and they are definately going to be doing interviews and they are going to call me back! I am so in awe at what the Lord is doing! Love to you all and have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Exciting News!

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
I am sceduled to go for my road test on Wednesday, April 4 and that is in 16 days! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! :) So pls. pray that I will pass!
Also I have applied for a job at Tim Hortens. They haven't called me back though. Pls. pray that the Lord will provide a job and that I will just trust in Him!
Sorry I haven't updated in so long! Love you all!

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
No, I am not attaining stripes green or any other color on my person :) Us kids officially got our green stripes on Thursday! The test was exhausting but the result was great! It was so neat. The day before I just told the Lord to take ALL of me. So on Thursday I just gave my day to Him. A lot of cool stuff happened but that is for another time!
We had origionally thought that we were going to get tested. That fact was confirmed when Mr. McClurg (The head teacher) went to the multi-purpose room with pads and stuff during warm-up. Then as some other kids and us went out Jim (another teacher) looked at Jenny and said "Good luck!". That was the final clue! :) We aren't a totally clueless family! So we tested and it was TOUGH! But good! At 1st we thought that we hadn't passed because they didn't have the ceremony at the end of class so we were totally bummed! But then Mr. McClurg came up to us and reassured us we had indeed passed and were indeed green stripes! What a relief! We also found out that he is a Christian! How cool is that!?
So we had the ceremony on Thursday! Here are some pics...sorry the resolution isn't the best! Enjoy:
This is Craig one of our other instructors doing my stripes. We think that he looks like Hayden Christinson from Star Wars but we think that he is a lot cooler! In fact, his whole family is awesome! His Dad,sister, and him are black belts and his brother is a blue belt. His Mom orders stuff and does a lot of other stuff. They are really neat! So there is that...

This is Abby and Jenny getting there stripes. Unfortunently, Mom didn't get one of Danny getting his. So he already has them. Craig is doing them, His Dad is behind him giving him the tape 'cause he is so slow :), and Jim is the one standing at gimbee. The 2 little boys are new yellow belts, they also tested on Tuesday.

After Craig finally finished putting on our stripes all the teachers congragulated each of us with a handshake.

We bowed to our teachers as a show of respect...

Then we turned and faced the class. We bowed to them and they bowed to us in recognition.

As we headed back to line-up we were excited knowing that the next goal to start working towards was (and is) our green belt. We also felt a deep satisfaction knowing that we were (and are) one step closer to becoming black belts!

Well, that is that! One more exciting tidbit! We know are the proud owners of a new van! :) God was in it from beginning to finish and now we have a show-room condition marron van that God provided for an incredibly low price! To Him be the glory! Great things He has done! :) God bless! :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Ludy's

The authors of 3 of my most favorite books in the world! Never have I been so challenged...Enjoy!


Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sorry so loooonnggggg... :)

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
Sorry I haven't updated in so incredibly long! It has been sooooo incredibly busssssyyyyy!
We had our youth group lock-in (where you stay up allll night!) on Friday. It was a TON of fun :) However, I was so tired! I slept 19 hrs. yesterday. I don't think that I could ever be able to have a night job. You miss so much!
Speaking of jobs if you could all pray...I am applying to tons of places and I really want to get the one where God will use me the most!
Well, nighty-night!

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Premiere for "The Return of the Queen"

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
As many of you know our family and two other families made a feature length movie "Return of the Queen" this past year. It took many months to finish but the end result was better then I think any one of us imagined!
The initial showing was at Liv White's (the writer, producer,directer, co-editer, and star) family reunion. There were over 90 people that viewed it and it was a huge succes! So we continued in our plans to have a formal premiere. Liv's Mom was able to get an arts council and the date was set! With almost 50 people there it was a huge succes! Liv's Mom had worked tirelessly to make everything go smoothly and with her effort's they did! Everyone throughly enjoyed it and deemed it a huge sucess!

Ok...so there is kinda the background here are the pics!

This is Liv White. She wrote the script for "Return of the Queen" while in Africa where her family serves as missionaries to Congo. She asked us to help her with it and so the vision to see it on the "big screen" was born! :) She plays the lead role of Ireth Tari. She also directed and helped edit it. She was very convincing in her role as Ireth and it was really neat to be able to pay tribute to her work at the premiere. Keep the scripts coming Liv!

My sister Jen had an interesting role to play...as a result of having a serious shortage of boys she played the other lead role of Angrod. She did a wonderful job...so good in fact that at the initial showing many could have sworn she was a boy! Either way, she added a lot of little touches to the movie and did a great job portraying a hero of the olden times!

Sadie Hawkins (a.k.a. your's truly) portrayed the emotionally gripping role (LOL) of Ireth's mother Nessa. She also was the main editer of the film. She had to do some pretty amazing stuff...like: jumping out of a window while 9 months pregnant, laying in the mud for 1/2 hour with ketchup all up and down her. Truly she added much to this film and even drew tears! LOL :) It was a huge relief to have the premiere because she felt like her work (at least for this movie) was finally paying off. It was great to see "Return of the Queen" on the BIG SCREEN!!!

As another result of a serious shortage of guys, Liv's younger sister Claire was called upon to play the dramatic role of Findario. The "mean guy that turns nice!" She did a wonderful job and added a lot of pep to the overall theme of the movie. She also added some funny moments! (mud slinging, being tripped emotional and nervous breakdown in the bloopers). It was so much fun to see her character develope! She did a wonderful job!

Ian Dodge wonderfully portrayed Anessen. Angrod's sidekick and loyal best friend. He was the one that made people laugh and the "hunk" the girls exclaimed over (especially Angela O'Casey in her role as Serethial). Everyone loved him and he added a lot. He sure stood out as one of the 3 guys at the premiere! We were all very proud of him. It was his 1st principal role and he pulled it off beautifully.

Belle Anderson played the part of Euranna; Ireth's youger daughter. She was a lot of fun and had to do some challenging stunts (getting soaked from head to toe in really cold water!). But she had a lot of fun. Belle was one of the youngest actresses on the set so it was neat to kinda have a "little sister". I think that she was glad to see the movie finished and is looking forward to beginning the next one. She has been in several smaller films and we know that this little actress is going to be going big!

Angela O'Casey has been getting into some pretty major roles recently (lead in "Clothes", and is looking forward to a lead across Ian Dodge in "Hope Prevails"). In "Return of the Queen" she plays Serethial; Findario's daughter who has a crush on Anessen. In the end she realizes that she has a courage within that she didn't know existed. She was really glad to have this movie completed and can hardly wait to start filming the next one!

Noah Webber was the youngest member on set. He portrayed Oronar; a 6 yr. old orphan boy. While not his 1st movie "Return of the Queen" was definately his first major picture. He was a great little acter and was really excited to see himself on the big screen! We look forward to seeing him in upcoming productions.

(Not pictured) Jonicca Bordin was one of the two villins in "Return of the Queen". Jonicca is an experianced actress and it was really cool to have her on set. She added a lot! She refused to watch herself though when the viewing occured but all that actually saw thought she did an awesome job!

Johnny Pembrooke portrayed the Black Captain. He also choreographed all the sword fights. Also an accompliched actor he added a lot both on screen and off. He is planning on getting married this summer and the whole cast wishes him well.

(Not Pictured) Beesh, though not in the movie, added a lot to the final stages. She was co-editor and also filmed some major scenes. We couldn't have done it without her. This is not her 1st project; she has worked on many different ones and she is planning on going to college for filming and broadcasting.

Well, that is all of us! Here are just a few scattered pics. from the actual premiere! Enjoy!


*Just Chillin'*


That is all and I hope that you enjoyed! If you want more just email me and I will send you some! Sorry I didn't get it sooner! Bye!