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Bethany's Blog Party

Bethany, over at The Five Subject Notebook, is having a blog party. I linked up to enter her giveaway so here are my answers.

1. What is your favorite color? Pink

2. Do you floss? Yes

3. Coffee or hot chocolate? Hot Chocolate. I do not like Coffee.

4. Fudge or caramel? Fudge

5. Grape juice or apple juice? I think I would have to go with Apple Juice

6. Would you rather swim in- a swimming pool, a lake, the ocean, a pond, or a swamp? A swimming pool

7. If you could be ANYTHING, what would you be? I think I would be a dog

8. If you owned a really big hotel that had 20 floors, would you put the 13th level in? Yes

9. Would you rather be- a dragon, a bird, or an airplane? A bird

10. If you could have four different kinds of ANY super power, what would they be? flying and being super-strong


Amy graduated from high school May 21, 2011!
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Amy, thank you for being the great sister that you are. Thank you most of all for being a great example to me. I really enjoy being with you. I look forward to seeing what God has planned for your future. Congratulations on finishing high school!!

Lots of Giveaways

Grace over at Grace's Garden Walk is having a May Garden  Party. She is having a lot of giveaways.

The first giveaway is for three handmade cards. The giveaway ends later this month so make sure to enter.

She is also having a giveaway for: Your Choice of a Regency or 1860's paper doll dress kit. Make sure to enter these two wonderful giveaways.

Click here to enter a giveaway for $20 credit from Whimsy Pics Etsy. Make sure to enter these three wonderful giveaways!!

The Perfect Summer - A Story

Hi, my name is Jennifer Ross. I am eleven years old and am part of the most amazing family ever. There is Daddy, Mommy, Jonathan, Jessie, and Jeremiah. Mommy said I am to write about the best summer ever. Many people think that the best summer ever is going to the park and having a picnic, drinking cold lemonade, biting into juicy watermelon, reading good books and doing absolutely nothing. I have to disagree with them. That may be their idea of the perfect summer but that is not mine. Here is my idea of a perfect summer. “Hurray, school is out,” I shouted. Mother looked up from the book she was reading. “You’re all done?! Very good, I didn’t think you would be done until the end of the month.” She smiled at me and then turned back to her book. Just then my brothers and sister and Daddy walked in. Daddy was rubbing his hands and his eyes sparkled. He would rub his hands and his eyes would sparkle whenever he had an idea. He turned to me, “So, Jennifer, you are all done with school. Tha…

A Giveaway Tag

Here is a tag that Grace at Grace's Garden Walk designed for her May Garden Party. Here are my answers. 1. Hello, my dear guest! My dear wish and hope is that you enjoy yourself here at my May Garden Party. Let us start by your telling us a bit about yourself and giving us a little insight into your daily life, family, et cetera. Well, I am 12 years old (about to turn 13!). I live with my two wonderful parents and my six fun siblings (four sisters and two brothers). I usually get up around 7:00 I do my devotions until 7:40 then I have breakfast. During the morning I clean up, do laundry and watch the little girls. After my work is done I enjoy using my time on reading, writing, blogging and other past-times2. Write a little description about your personality. I am not that outgoing but not shy.
3. How long have you been blogging? Might I ask what some of your favorite blogs are? I started blogging in November 2010. Some of my favorite blogs include: Let my life be a light, Rejoice…

When I Survey the Wonderous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died;
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ, my God;
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
~Issac Watts~

A Quiz

While looking back at some old posts on Bethany's blog I came across this quiz that she did. I decided it would be fun to do.

1. How old are you? 12
2. What name do you go by on blogger? Carissa
3. When is your birthday? July 19
4. If you could live anywhere in the world, besides where you live now, where would it be? I'm not quite sure but I think I would say Iowa.
5. Tell us something interesting about yourself. I really like to read.
6. What was your favorite toy when you were little? Little people and blocks.
7. What is your favorite meal? Chicken Enchiladas
8. Are you an outside person or an inside person? Depends
9. Have you ever gone swimming in deep, dark, dirty water? No
10. How many friends do you have on blogger? I have some but to the exact number I'm not sure.
11. High heels or boots? Boots
12. What time did you get up this morning? Around 7:15
13. What is your name? Carissa
14. What do you usually have for breakfast? It depends either cereal, eggs or oatmeal

A Giveaway!!

Bethany, over at Joyfull Girl Creations, is having a giveaway!! Head over to her blog to enter. She is giving away Belle, a handmade silk flower pin and Jade, a handmade white flower pin.

Great is the Lord - Collage