Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Circle Of Life

     So, recently we have been going to a lot of parks nearby, and we went to one with our friends called Alta Mons, and while we were there we met some adorable puppies that our friends named Luke and Leia. That was fun, but the dogs ended up being strays, and they went to a pound. We are hoping some of our friends adopt them. We have recently been getting visits from some humming birds at home. Two are regular green, and one is a ruby throated humming bird. They look like this:
     Also, we have purchased several new flowering plants, like butterfly bushes and hydrangea. We are hatching some eggs in an incubator that we are borrowing from a friend, and we might even hatch some ducks! Our broody chicken abandoned one dozen eggs she was sitting on, and now we have the possibility of raising twelve chicks.
     We have never hatched chicks in an incubator before, and we are excited. Sadly, we had to put our rat, Vermicelli, down due to a large tumor. We will miss her and her sisters greatly.
     We are going on a trip to Boston for a few days soon, so I will not have any blog posts for a little while. Soccer and mime are starting up soon, and I am going to be jumping in horseback. I am excited about all of those things, but I am not looking forward to getting back to school.  
I hope that you enjoyed hearing about the hectic past few weeks!
-Mia

Friday, August 21, 2015

You might be homeschooled...

      Here is something I have seen a lot of places, like https://www.youtube.com/user/blimeycow and http://howheluvsus.blogspot.com/, so I thought you guys would like this. Amelia's Menagerie presents:

You might be home schooled...

  1. If you have more than 20 pets
  2. If you just tried to figure out if your cows and chickens count as pets (they do)
  3. If your hair goes down to your waist, on the rare occasion it is not in a braid
  4. If several of your friends have 10 or more siblings
  5. If you want to home school your own kids
  6. If you are constantly quoting LOTR, the hobbit, the princess bride, etc.
  7. If you attend a ball instead of prom
  8. If you get asked what grade you are in, and you can't quite remember
  9. If science class is building an incubator
  10. If you argue with your friends about who is the best doctor from Doctor Who (It's Matt Smith, Kira)
  11. If you have helped bottle feed your calf or your friend's calf
  12. If you bike to your friend's house on lunch break
  13. If you think of stopping in at your public schooled friend's house, and realize she is at school
  14. If your main social trips are Youthgroup, church, Homegroup, etc.
  15. If you ride your friend's horse
  16. If you go to the library for some of your school books
  17. If you have your friends over for a dinner party, you have to get about 25 pounds of hotdogs
  18. If you have several nieces and nephews
  19. If you are the favorite baby sitter because you are available during a school day
  20. P.E. consists of soccer on wednesdays and mondays, and horseback every other wednesday. Oh, and don't forget that daily bike ride to your friend's house!
  21. If you have ever seen your principal and teacher Kiss.



Saturday, August 1, 2015

A Busy, Exhausting, Incredible Week

       This week was a busy, exhausting, incredible week. I was able to go to Bethel Bible camp, which is one of the most amazing Christian camps on the planet, where you memorize verses, learn new skills, and learn to evangelize. It has awesome grounds, too, and I learned a lot in air rifles and archery. I learned that I don't have to make myself bold, but that the holy spirit will give me courage to go share the gospel. Our speakers this year were the Kings, who are some very nice people who go to a lot of places to share the gospel, and they have even gone to where people suspect Jesus was buried. Mr. King was in the military as a medic, and has some great stories of death bed redemption. The camp director is Mr. Shelor, who can be really funny or really stern, so much so that he has been called Mr.Stern Man. He has actually signed shirts with that name, but he has a great sense of humor. I learned a lot of things about evangelizing people, and am better prepared for approaching people with the gospel. I hope to put all the information I have learned to work sometime soon. Over all, it was a great week and I can't wait for next year, and my sister went to a mime camp while I was at Bethel, which I hope to go to next year as well. Well, thank you for reading my blog and stopping by!
-Amelia