Saturday, March 31, 2007


For Cyd :-)

Sillhouettes of Lilo&Stitch. The camera wouldn't cooperate, glad it didn't!

Meet Merri & Pippin

Meet our new feathered family friends,
Pippin and Merri!

Mischivious Merri and Pippin, true to their namesakes, only three weeks

and already looking out of the box!

....and two weeks later, Pippin stepped out!

Staying with Daddy, while Mommy gets breakfast

Stitch, Pippin, Merri, and Lilo!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Another Book Meme!

Thanks to Catholic Homeschooled Teens for the tag!!!

1. Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Preferably hardback. Though it's fun to look at the different pictures that the paperback versions have.

2. Amazon or brick and mortar?
Never been to Amazon, not the internet store, nor the one in South America. What's brick and mortar?

3. Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Depends on how much variety the store has, but mostly Borders.

4. Bookmark or dog eared?
Bookmark! It's sad to see a book with creased edges.

5. Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Author, so it looks like a mini library!

6. Keep, throw away, or sell?
Keep, give away, and lend.

7. Keep dust jacket or toss it?
Keep, so if it gets torn, the book itself is still intact.

9. Short story or novel?

10.Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)?

11. Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Lemony Snicket, as woefully horrendous as it is to say. :-)

12.Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Chapter breaks, or it'll stay in my head until the next time.

13. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
"It was a dark and stormy night. The little old lady had a story to tell. And this is the story the little old lady told: It was a dark and stormy night. The little old lady had a story to tell. And this is the story the little old lady told: It was a dark and stormy night......"
Hahahaha! Forgot where I heard that...

14. Buy or Borrow?
Buy our favorite books, borrow everything else!

15. New or used?
Either one, to me, it's the story that counts.

16.Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse?
It depends who wrote the book review or gave the recommendation, but otherwise, all of them.

17. Tidy ending or cliffhanger?

18. Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading?
All day if needed!

19. Stand-alone or series?

20. Favorite series?
I lost track of all the series to read.

21. Favorite children’s book?
Goodnight Moon and I Can't Said the Ant I've forgotten the authors already....

22. Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston By Eleanore M. Jewett

23. Favorite book read last year?
The Once and Future King By T. H. White

24. Favorite books of all time?
Lord of the Rings By J. R. R. Tolkien

25. Least favorite book you finished last year?
The End By Lemony Snicket. What a way to end a series!

26. What are you reading right now?
The Diary of Sister Faustina

27. What are you reading next?
The Story of a Soul
Guess who the author is?

Whoever loves books, and I'm sure whoever is reading this does, you're it! :-)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Game Challenge

From an email from Mrs. Esther

Saint Maria’s Messenger Game Challenge
Do you have an original game that you play with your friends or siblings or have played in the past? Was it a board game that you made up yourselves? Or was it a game you acted out? Was it some sort of competition between each other? Or maybe it was something totally different? We are looking for the most IMAGINATIVE AND CREATIVE games. We will choose our favorites and feature them in our next issue!
All Catholic girls ages ten through teen are able to participate. We will choose the winners and feature their game(s) in our next issue! We can’t wait to see them!
We need a description of your game, how it came to be, a little bit about yourself including your name and age, and contact information including address and email. Please send everything to:
5426 S. Gordon Ave.
Newaygo , MI 49337

God bless,
Bernadette and Rebekah Fox

6 Weired Things Meme

Tagged again! Thanks Mrs. Esther!

People who get tagged need to write a blog entry of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly! In the end, you need to choose 3 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment on their blog that says they have been tagged and to tell them to read your blog.

1. I love to read!!! Especially fantasy and adventure books. Yet I've never read a single book, chapter, page, or paragraph of Harry Potter. And I never shall.

2. I don't really like movies. Guess it's because reading books and making up my own movie along the way works better.

3. My friends say I'm quiet, and they're right. I post a gazillion posts in the forum, but don't talk much when not on the computer. Too absent minded I suppose! :-)

4. Uh... does not having a cell phone count? Maybe it's not weird to a homeschooling kid, but to anyone else, they say it's an essential. I don't need one!

5. Umm...Oh, I can tie a cherry stem in a knot in my mouth!

6. One last....
I read almanacs and encyclopedias for fun! Don't know why, but reading millions of extra facts is facinating! It comes in handy too!

I tag:
Mom (if you have time)
Joey (if you want to)

Yup, I'm weird. :-)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Books for Lent

Some extraordinary remarkable and spectacular books to read during Lent!

The Present Moment
By Louis-Marie Parent

101 Inspirational Stories of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Compiled by Sister Patricia Proctor, O.S.C.

201 Inspirational Stories of the Eucharist
Compiled by Sister Patricia Proctor, O.S.C.

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Aubery, and Nancy Mitchell

...and of course, the Bible!

More books for lent can be found here.
But if you prefer reading about Lent on the computer, Mrs. Esther posts daily on her marvelous blog, as do many of the other catholic blogs that can be found there.
Happy Reading! :-)

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Books'n'Movies Meme

Yay!! Tagged by A Catholic Mom in Hawaii! :-) It comes with a new to read list too!

Underline or put an asterisk next to all those books whose movies you have seen. Bold or highlight the ones you've read in a different color.

1. Heidi (Johanna Spyri)

2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

3 To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) *

6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)*

7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) *

8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

9. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

10. Anne of Avonlea (L.M. Montgomery)

11.The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

12. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

13 Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

14. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) *

15. Chariots of Fire (Clarence E. MacArtney)

16. 1984 (Orwell)

17. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) *

18. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

19. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)

20. War and Peace (Tolsoy)

21. Quo Vadis (Sienkiewicz)

22. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)

23. The Robe (Douglas)

24. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)

25. The Story of A Soul (St. Therese) Therese (Movie) *

I tag...whoever wants to be tagged