Monday, December 23, 2013

What is Christmas all About?



                                       What Christmas is all About
                                                       By M.S. Lowndes


                                                 Christmas will always be a time for us
                                                      A time to reflect on Christ
                                                The gift God gave to all the world
                                                        Was the gift of His life


                                                 

                                                   We know Christmas is not about tinsel
                                                      Nor fancy Christmas wreaths
                                                  Nor is it about all the decorations
                                                     That adorn our Christmas trees




                                                   And it's not about Holly or Mistletoe
                                                          Hanging from our doors
                                                    Nor is it about the gifts that are left
                                                          By the jolly Santa Claus




                                                   Christmas is more than all of this
                                                      And the only reason why
                                                   We celebrate Christ's birth together
                                                      And the wonder of His life



                                                     So remember as we celebrate
                                                          Just what it's all about
                                                     And invite the Lord to join you
                                                        Instead of leaving Him out
                                      
                                                  For He will always be the reason
                                                      We celebrate this day
                                                No substitute the world may offer
                                                     Can take that meaning away



       Thanks for looking at my blog!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

Emma                                                

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up--

Hi guys! Sorry I didn't get to me weekly wrap up last week--you guys know how the Christmas season is! The good news is, I HAVE ALL MY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS DONE!!!!!! Yea me!!:) Anyways, this WW will be covering last week and this week:)

               This week I have been....................

                      reading // the mail order bride series // the christmas list //

                                                  (picture taken at the country dove in nh)

                                  listening to // michael buble-or as we call him, michael bubble:) //
                                             point of grace // bill cosby's noah //

                                           (photo at my aunt heidi's house)

                                           watching // 19 kids and counting // the waltons homecomeing //
                                              white christmas // holiday inn //




                                          enjoying // sleepovers // christmas trees // christmas feeling //
                                             piano // flute // yarn // eggnogg // sugar cookies // 

                             not enjoying // last minute christmas stress // missing church  two weeks //
                                                           freezing cold rain // 
See you next week with my last weekly wrap up of 2013!

Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up--

Hi guys! Sorry I'm so late with this weekly wrap up for last week, but the computer wouldn't let me upload my photos:P But, here we go! (p.s.-these pictures are from our Thanksgiving:)

This week I have been................

                                               reading // the mail order bride series // 





                                          listening to // disney // christmas music //





                          watching // 19 kids and counting // holiday inn // the gift of love //

   

      enjoying // caramel corn // snow // sledding // snow ice cream // christmas decorations //


      not enjoying // five degree weather // being stressed out over finishing christmas presents //

Well, that's all for now, but I'll be back soon with my next weekly wrap up!

Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

God's Not Dead

                                                           
                                  Let love explode and bring the dead to life
                                                      A love so bold
                                          To see a revolution somehow

                                     Let love explode and bring the dead to life
                                                     A love so bold
                                          To see a revolution somehow
                                           Now I'm lost in your freedom
                                           And this world I'll overcome

                                               My God's not dead
                                                He's surely alive
                                            He's living on the inside
                                              Roaring like a lion

                                          My God's not dead
                                            He's surely alive
                                        He's living on the inside
                                           Roaring like a lion
                                 
                                Roaring He's roaring, roaring like a lion

                                  Let hope arise and make the darkness hide
                                My faith is dead I need a resurrection somehow
                                            Now I'm lost in your freedom
                                         And this world I'll overcome
                                       My God's not dead
                                          He's surely alive
                                   He's living on the inside
                                           Roaring like a lion

                                   My God's not dead
                                       He's surely alive
                                 He's living on the inside
                                   Roaring like a lion

                                   Roaring He's roaring
                                 He's roaring like a lion
                             He's roaring, He's roaring
                                Let heaven roar and the fire fall
                                   Come shake the ground
                             With the sound of revival

                                   Let heaven roar and the fire fall
                               Come shake the ground
                                      With the sound of revival

                         Let heaven roar and the fire fall
                               Come shake the ground
                              With the sound of revival

                                    My God's not dead
                                   He's surely alive
                            He's living on the inside
                                 Roaring like a lion

                                   My God's not dead
                                He's surely alive
                       He's living on the inside
                          Roaring like a lion

                               My God's not dead 
                              He's surely alive
                        He's living on the inside
                         Roaring like a lion

                        My God's not dead
                           He's surely alive
               He's living on the inside
                  Roaring like a lion

                     He's roaring, He's roaring, He's roaring like a lion
                   He's roaring, He's roaring, He's roaring like a lion




Friday, October 18, 2013

Baking and Disney {Part Two}




                                                                    

Hello! I'm back with more Disney things! So first, we had some songs, and now we are doing the Princesses and their voices! Enjoy!
                                                   

                                                                   Snow White
                                Snow White was the first Disney Princess and was released in 1937
                                          Snow White was voiced by Adriana Caselotti
                                                In 1994, Caselotti was named a Disney Legend


                                                                    Cinderella
                                   Cinderella was the second Disney Princess and was released in 1950        
                                                      Cinderella was voiced by Ilene Woods
                                                     In 2003, Woods was named a Disney Legend
     
                                                        Aurora, Briar Rose, or Sleeping Beauty      
                                   Sleeping Beauty was the third Disney Princess and was released in 1959
                                                       Sleeping Beauty was voiced by Mary Costa  
                                                      In 1999, Costa was named a Disney Legend   
Ariel
      Ariel was the fourth Disney Princess and was released in 1989
Ariel was voiced by Jodi Benson
In 2011, Benson was named a Disney Legend
                                                          
                                                                          Belle or Beauty
                                            Belle was the fifth Disney Princess and was released in 1991
                                                        Belle was voiced by Paige O'Hara
                                               In 2011, O'Hara was named a Disney Legend
                                                                   


                                                                  Jasmine
                                      Jasmine was the sixth Disney Princess and was released in 1992
                 Jasmine was voiced by Linda Larkin and her singing voice was provided by Lea Salonga
                                                   In 2011, Larkin and Salonga were named Disney Legends























                                                                 
                                                              Pocahontas
                             Pocahontas was the seventh Disney Princess and was released in 1995
              Pocahontas was voiced by Irene Bedard, and her singing voice was provided by Judy Kuhn
                                          In 2011, Bedard and Kuhn were named Disney Legends
 

                                                                   Mulan, or Fa Mulan
                                          Mulan was the eighth Disney Princess and was released in 1998
                   Mulan was voiced by Ming-Na, while her singing voice was provided by Lea Salonga
                                                            In 2011, Ming-Na was named a Disney Legend
                                                  
                                                                     Tiana
                                     Tiana was the ninth Disney Princess and was released in 2009
                                                   Tiana was voiced by Anika Noni Rose
                                                   In 2011, Rose was named a Disney Legend
                                                  
                                                                   Rapunzel 
                                 Rapunzel was the tenth Disney Princess and was released 2010
                                               Rapunzel was voiced by Mandy Moore
                                                     

                                                                     Merida 
                                  Merida was the eleventh Disney Princess and was released in 2012
                                              Merida was voiced by Kelly MacDonald
                                             
                                                    
Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Baking and Disney

When I bake, I like to listen to music. And my favorite music to listen to would have to be Disney, but John Denver is definitely my second favorite;) Anyway, I was making apple bread today--recipe coming soon on Picture This--and I decided that I wanted to do a series of Disney posts. This one will be songs, then there will be the princesses and their voices and then some more songs:) I hope you enjoy!

                                                        Colors of the Wind
                
                                                     You think I'm an ignorant savage,
                                        And you've been so many places, I guess it must be so,
                                            But still I cannot see, if the savage one is me
                                  How can there be so much that you don't know? You don't know........
  
                                        You think you own whatever land you land on,
                                          The earth is just a dead thing you can claim;
                                        But I know every rock and tree and creature,
                                              Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.

                                           You think the only people who are people,
                                            Are the people who look and think like you;
                                          But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger,
                                         You find things you never knew you never knew

                                  Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon,
                                       Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned;
                                           Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain,
                                          Can you paint with all the colors of the wind,
                                          Can you paint with all the colors of the wind.

                                      Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest,
                                        Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth;
                                      Come roll in all the riches all around you,
                                       And for once, never wonder what they're worth.

                                    The rainstorm and the river are my brothers,
                                      The heron and the otter are my friends;
                                      And we are all connected to each other,
                                          In a circle, in a hoop that never ends.

                                           How high will a sycamore grow,
                                       If you cut it down, then you'll never know;
                              And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon,
                                    For whether we are white or copper skinned,
                                    We need to sing with all the voices of the mountain,
                                  We need to paint with all the colors of the wind,

                                            You can own the Earth, and still,
                                                All you own is Earth until,
                                         You can paint with all the colors, of the wind
                                                       Colors of the Wind

                                                  When will My Life begin

                                           Seven AM, the usual morning lineup
                                    Start on the chores and sweep 'till the floors all clean
                                    Polish and wax, do laundry and mop and shine up
                                     Sweep again and by then, it's like seven-fifteen
                                     
                                     And so I'll read a book, or maybe two or three
                                         I'll add a few new paintings to my gallery
                                    I'll play guitar and knit, and cook and basically
                                          Just wonder when will my life begin

                                     Then after lunch it's puzzles and darts and baking
                                          Paper mache, a bit of ballet and chess
                                        Pottery and ventriloquy, candle making
                               Then I'll stretch, maybe sketch, take a climb, sew a dress!

                                     And I'll reread the books, if I have time to spare
                              I'll paint the walls some more, I'm sure there's room somewhere
                               And then I'll brush and brush, and brush and brush my hair
                                    Stuck in the same place I've always been

                                     And I'll keep wondering, and wondering
                                       And wondering and wondering
                                         When will my life begin?

                                         Tomorrow night, the lights will appear
                                   Just like they do on my birthday, each year
                                      What is it like, out there where they glow
                                  Now that I'm older, Mother might just, let me go
                                                 When will My Life Begin

                                                   I'll Make a Man out of You

                                       Let's get down to business,to defeat, the Huns
                                    Did they send me daughters, when I asked, for sons?
                         You're the saddest bunch I ever met, but you can bet, before we're through
                                           Mister, I'll make a man, out of you

                                         Tranquil as a forest, but a fire, within
                                Once you find your center, you are sure, to win
                                        You're a spineless pail, pathetic lot
                                             And you haven't got a clue
                                      Somehow I'll, make a man, out of you

                           I'm never gonna catch my breath; say goodbye to those who knew me
                                        Boy, was I a fool in school for cutting gym
                           This guys got 'em scared to death; hope he doesn't see right through me
                                       Now I really wish that I knew how to swim!

                                       Be a man; you must be swift as a coursing river
                                  Be a man; with all the force of a great typhoon
                                     Be a man; with all the strength of a raging fire
                                        Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

                                       Time is racing toward us, till the Huns, arrive
                                          Head my every order, and you might, survive
                           You're unsuited for, the rage of war, so pack up, go home, you're through
                                            How could I, make a man, out of you?

                                         Be a man; you must be swift as a coursing river
                                  Be a man; with all the force of a great typhoon
                                     Be a man; with all the strength of a raging fire
                                        Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

                                     Be a man; you must be swift as a coursing river
                                  Be a man; with all the force of a great typhoon
                                     Be a man; with all the strength of a raging fire
                                        Mysterious as the dark side of the moon
                                                I'll Make a Man out of You

                                                     Tale As Old As Time

                                          Tale as old as time, tune as old as song
                                       Barely even friends, then somebody bends,
                                                          Unexpectedly

                                           Just a little change, small to say the least
                                          Both a little scared, neither one prepared
                                                      Beauty and the Beast

                                             Ever just the same, ever a surprise
                                               Ever as before, ever just as sure
                                                       As the sun will rise
                                            
                                          Tale as old as time, tune as old as song
                                    Bittersweet and strange, finding you can change
                                                Learning you were wrong

                                           Certain as the Sun, rising in the East
                                       Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme
                                                  Beauty and the Beast
                                      Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme
                                                 Beauty and the Beast
                                               Tale As Old As Time

                                               Once Upon a December--one of my favorites
                        
                                         Dancing bears, painted wings
                                           Things I almost remember
                                          And a song, someone sings
                                           Once upon a December

                                      Someone holds me safe and warm
                                      Horses prance through a silver storm
                                          Figures dancing gracefully
                                            Across my memory

                                           (Sing ahhh with the melody)

                                        Someone holds me safe and warm
                                       Horses prance through a silver storm
                                              Figures dancing gracefully
                                          Across my memory

                                       Far away, long ago
                                  Glowing dim as an ember
                                   Things my heart used to know
                                  Once upon a December

                                    Someone holds me safe and warm
                                         Horses prance through a silver storm
                                      Figures dancing gracefully
                                       Across my memory

                                        Far away, long ago
                                       Glowing dim as an ember
                                        Things my heart used to know
                                      Things it yearns to remember

                                        And a song someone sings
                                         Once upon a December
                                           Once Upon a December

                                               Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride

                                                 Aloha e aloha e
                                                 'Ano 'ai ke aloha e
                                                Aloha e aloha e
                                             'Ano 'ai ke aloha e

                                           There's no place I'd rather be
                                         Than on the surfboard out at sea
                                           Lingering in the ocean blue
                                         And if I had one wish come true
                                      I'd surf till the sun set beyond the horizon

                                             A wiki wiki  mai lohi lohi
                                             La we mai i ko papa he'e na lu
                                       Flyin' by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride

                                             A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
                                           La we mai i ko papa he'e na lu
                                             Pi'i na nalu la lahalaha
                                            O ka moana hanupanupa
                                          Me ke kai hoene i ka pu'e one
                                             Helehele mai kakou e
                                           Hawaiian roller coaster ride

                                               There's no place I'd rather be
                                            Than on the surfboard out at sea
                                               Lingering in the ocean blue
                                             And if I had one wish come true
                                      I'd surf till the sun set beyond the horizon

                                         A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
                                       La we mai i ko papa he'e na lu
                                 Flyin' by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride

                                  Hang loose, hang teen, howzit, shake a shaka
                                   No worry, no fear, ain't no biggie braddah 
                                   Cuttin' in, cuttin' up, cuttin' back, cuttin' out
                                   Frontside, backside, goofy footed, wipe out
                                           
                               Let's get jumpin', surf's up and pumpin'
                                     Coastin' with the motion of the ocean
                               Whirlpools swirling, twisting and turning
                                 Hawaiian roller coaster ride
                                      
                                        A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
                                       La we mai i ko papa he'e na lu
                                 Flyin' by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride

                                           Aloha e aloha e
                                          'Ano 'ai ke aloha e
                                           Aloha e aloha e
                                            A nu ay ki aloha e
                                         A nu ay ki aloha e
                                        Hawaiian roller coaster ride

                                              There's no place I'd rather be
                                              Than on the surfboard out at sea
                                         Lingering in the ocean blue
                                      And if I had one wish come true
                                      I'd surf till the sun set beyond the horizon

                                               A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
                                        La we mai i ko papa he'e na lu
                                       Flyin' by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride

                                          A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
                                         La we mai i ko papa he'e na lu
                                    Flyin' by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride

                                                Hawaiian roller coaster ride
                                               Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride

Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma

                                              




                           

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Anne's Autumn Quotes


October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as the sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermaths



"Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs" 'I'm so glad I live in world where there are Octobers. 



...a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain-amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through. The Birch Path was a canopy of yellow and the ferns were sear and brown all along it.



It's lovely in the woods now. All the little wood things--the ferns and the satin leaves and the crackerberries--have gone to sleep, just as if somebody had tucked them away until spring under a blanket of leaves

Just a little Anne-ness to leave you with for tonight:)

Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn~

Autumn is my favorite season of all. This post will be all about why I love fall so much! (these pictures and quotes aren't mine)

This list is so fun, and I am definitely doing it! Check out what I've done on my new temporary fall page!
 How gorgeous is that?!? I'm hoping to get some fall pictures of our barn this year!   Okay, maybe not chilly nights..........:)


"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Albert Camus


 YES!!!:) I already started out with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Bread! Check out the recipes over at Picture This By Emma-picturethisbyemma.blogspot.com-

"Winter is an etching
Spring a watercolor
Summer an oil painting
And Autumn a mosaic of them all."
Stanley Horowitz

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile~
  William Cullen Bryant




















Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Flower Coasters

Hi guys! This is going to be a quick post--just popping in really quick with these flower coasters! Check them out on my For Sale page along with some other cute crocheted things!

Flower Coasters--pattern from One Dog Woof--these coasters fit an average mug and come in the following colors: Strawberry Red, Coral, Cream,Green Mix, Periwinkle, Sky Blue and Lavender and medium brown. The red and the periwinkle are a bit smaller than the other since they are crocheted from Worsted Weight yarn while the others are cotton yarn. Also, the Lavender coaster has the scent of lavender--it's a scented yarn. They are $1.50 each, which includes shipping and handling.
















Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma

Friday, September 13, 2013

100 in 2013!!

Hey guys!! I've decided that while I'm downloading the pictures from camping, I'm going to do a 100 in 2013 post, so, here goes!:)

10. Play a song in church during worship service. I played 'Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God' and let me tell you, I was SOOO nervous!! Plus, I played it the day after my birthday, and so Mr. Manning, one of the deacons, I had just started playing and he was passing by and he stuck up his head and said, 'Happy birthday!" and it just kind of startled me:) But it wasn't tooo bad:)





13. Comment on every blog I look at for a week. Sometimes if I'm bored, I look at every single blog I know--if I'm in a hurry and just want to check real quick, this is the order they go in--Borrowing Photographs by Miss Emily--Grace's Garden Walk by Miss Grace--Ramblings and Photos by Mrs.Ashley Sisk--Accordion to Kellie by Miss Kellie--Simply Inspired by Miss Emma Kate--The Writings of Hannah by Miss Hannah--American Girl #1 Fans by Miss Danielle--Breathings of your Heart by all the wonderful authors--Chatty Kathy by Miss Kit-Kat:)--Pearls on a String by Miss Sarah--A Life Worth Living by Miss Katherine--Singing Joyfully by Miss Becca Anne--Jean's Crazy Life by my very good friend, Miss Jean--Because my life is fascinating by Miss Hilljean. I have so many blogs I look at by so many wonderful, wonderful girls, it would be a whole post just to name them all!!:)

14. Babysit someone other than my siblings. I babysat my cousin McKinley while my aunt was out with my cousin Alivia. And I also "double babysat" with Alivia for three little boys--Greg, Timmy and Andy. It was my first 'real' babysitting job and it was really fun!

18. Get Janette Oke's autograph. I LOVE all of the Janette Oke books and I have read every single one of them three times--and I actually got her autograph! You could tell the main letter was typed by a secretary because it only talked about the books but then I got a sticker that said 'God Bless, Emma!' and an autographed photo of her!!

21. Bake bread that is NOT as hard as a rock. I love to bake--as you all know:)--and I recently started making bread and I really enjoy it! And it's really good too:)

22. Take the Red Cross Babysitting Training Course after I turn 11. I did the online course and it was really fun! My cousin and I both enjoyed it and I think it taught me a lot.

28. Do a 50 followers giveaway. That was fun!! Wasn't it?? Hey, let's make it 100!!:)

30. Have someone take a photo of me that I actually like. This is a picture that I really like-it was taken by my mom, and it is at our bridal wreath in the front yard.
It's me-Emma!

31. Persuade my mom to let me buy one pair of not too-too dangly earrings. They were actually a pair of my cousin's dangle flowers but I still love them!!

33. Stay up until midnight. At the Awana sleepover, we stayed up until two in the morning!!

35. Have a sleepover with a friend and play hide and seek in the dark. We did it at our garden party and it was so fun!

36. Be a mother's helper. I went to be a mother's helper on one Thursday and then the next week on Saturday--Julia is SOOO cute!!:)

43. Finish the Waltons. NOOOOOOOO!! I never wanted it to end!! But, we've watched every episode from the first season, to the last special. *sigh*


46. Make and send out Valentines to all my friends. I emailed them very nice messages............that counts...........right??:)

49. Paint all of my fingernails a different color. At a sleepover with my friend Shannon--it was soo fun!:)

53. Save $12 dollars and buy myself a hamster. It turned out being a guinea pig, Truffle!


55. Try tea without milk or sugar. Now, I just drink it black with a little bit of sugar

56. Try coffee without milk or sugar--yuk

63. Actually eat breakfast for a week. Most of the time I tend to skip breakfast so, that week was different!:)

68. Finish 'At Home in Mitford' That was a REALLY good book!!

78. Organize a summer evening garden party with my friends--that was super duper fun!

79. Throw my cousin a surprise party for her 13th birthday--we really got her!!

84. Skype with Emma--that was an experience:) It was awesome!!
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85. Skype with Hannah--that was fun!:)


86. Skype with my cousin


87. Finish my 3A piano book---3B here I come!!

89. Try a cooked mushroom with my eggs--it wasn't too bad

90. Eat a raw mushroom--ewwwww

94. Take sunset photos




99. Plant a vegetable garden--got some really big tomatoes, and peppers and celery!

100. Plant a flower garden--they were super purty:)

Thanks for looking at my blog!

Emma