Monday, December 27, 2010

A Thank You to Friends and Family

Thank Y"all so much for praying for me as I went through surgery on my toes. I am getting better but I still have to where some very clumsy shoes until Wednesday. I'm counting down the days. I hope you all liked my last post of me in the snow. My camera is very helpful in blogging. 
I would also like to thank the cooks for our Christmas feast!  They made a wonderful feast of :

  • Turkey and ham
  • Stuffing and green beans
  • sugar cookies and peppermint bark
  • rolls and strawberry pretzel salad not actual salad
  • Butternut squash and twice baked potatoes
  • wild rice and cranberry apple bake and actual cranberry sauce
  • sugar free pumpkin pie and Pineapple upside down cake

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Treats

  Wow ; ) What a Christmas !  Waking up at 12,2,4 and 6 is not good for your health.  It was extremely fun to see it snow though, Me standing outside in the snow. When I woke up this morning our back Yard was covered in snow.  Good thing we are not going anywhere! I received a lot of neat things yesterday.
1.Camera and memory card
2.Gummy bears and chocolate
3. Neat necklace and Nugget ( Zhu Zhu pet)
4. Pear and pen
5. Fuzzy socks bath wash and ear buds
6 . purple Bath Robe/ Slippers/ Nail polish/ band aids/stickers/ lip balm/ Blendy pens
7. Bath Set and cozy socks
8.Friendship bracelet stuff
9. Vortex Marble set and Deluxe Edition Traffic Jam
Our Back Yard when I woke up
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas traditions

Welcome to the Cottage! I love Christmas traditions. One of my favorites is the 1st weekend in December we always watch Home Alone. Another is the putting up of our Christmas tree. We usually do it right after Thanksgiving.  One of my favorite activities is the Christmas Eve cookie making.  We always do it after lunch and before we go to the Christmas Eve service.  Then we go to the Christmas Eve service . When we get home, we always read the Christmas story in Luke 2 then we sing Christmas carols. We always get an ornament gift from our parents. We also have a tree called the picture tree in which mom puts all the pictures of us as we are growing up--a new picture each year. It is fun to see us as we are growing up.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Family pets

Pets are a wonderful thing to have. They teach you responsibility and about animal life.
Responsibility is seeing what needs to be done and doing it and completing your job fully with a happy heart. One way to have responsibility with your pet is making sure it has water and food and cleaning up after it's mess. Or for small animals cleaning their cages also fulfills your job as owner of your pet.
They teach you about how to take care of certain animals and what they need to survive. My pet Lucy died on August 17, 2010 and it has been hard to get over that.  But I am still alive and I enjoy playing with my new hampster.

A picture of Cottonball  my new hampster:
                        A picture of our dog, Sally, cuddling with a Webkinz:

                                                                             -Hannah Grace

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Great Hope

Welcome to the Cottage!

Have you ever ben annoyed at either a brother or sister, because they didn't do what you wanted ? I'm with you. I get desperately annoyed and even to the point of screaming because they aren't listening to what I say to do.  Last night my sister and brother were going nuts and so I warned them that they will get in trouble if Dad comes upstairs.  And Guess What?  He did and now they have a bad punishment for a week.

But don't think I am perfect.  For I still do things wrong whether I say it or think it.  We all do things wrong and there is nothing we can do about it, " for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God " as it says in Romans 3:23.   But we are not perfect, so we also have Romans 5:8 , which says " But God demonstates his own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."

We have HOPE!  It's like the ending of a Great book and it ends like this:  If we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will be written in a great book. Just like the one you finished reading called the book of the Lamb.  So think: is that a message you want to learn about today?

                                                                               -Hannah Grace

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dealing with Temptation

Welcome to the Cottage!

I had sooooooo much fun today.  We went to the park to celebrate my sister's birthday!  I always seem to get jealous when my sisters get things I want and I want to play with them all the time.   I always want to look in her bags beforehand and see what she got.  But I don't because it says in James 1:13-16, 4:7, that you must do several things to avoid temptation:

1. Submit to God by giving your life to him (James 4:7a)
2. Just say NO (James 4:7b)
3. Run (James 4:7c)

Normally it is not a good thing to run, but in this case it is the wisest thing to do. I got this list from Pastor Bryant Wright, Sr. 's sermon. He was elected the leader of the Southern Baptist Convention this year.  My church's website is http://www.johnsonferry.org/.  Please pray for him as he leads the Convention and that he will make wise plans for the Southern Baptists.

                                                           -Hannah Grace

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Busy school work

Sorry I haven't posted recently.  I have been very busy with school work. Latin and vocabulary are the most difficult.  But overall I really enjoy my work. I do Pre-Algebra, Intoductory Logic, Bob Jones World History, and Worldly Wise 3000 for vocabulary.  We also study the Bible at our school each morning.  Right now in Bible, we are in Isaiah Ch. 6.  I find it to be very interesting. We are also studying Shakespeare.  I enjoyed Midsummer's Night Dream.  I thought the fairies were funny.

On to what I enjoy, I really love reading. Right now I am caught in the series The Royal Diaries.  I have one book in front of me, called Victoria.  It's all about girl's lives in castles and being princesses.  I recently found out they have the whole series at our library, so I am excited about reading them.

Other than reading, I also really enjoy year-round swim team. I am on Chattahoochee Gold. Go Gold! I am going to swim in a meet in October, on the 2nd and 3rd.  The reason I am able to type on this blog today is I worked super-hard all morning till about 4pm.

By the way everybody in my class is going to Washington, D.C. Oct. 4-9 so please be praying for a safe 11 hour ride.  Ha Ha Ha

                                                                -Hannah Grace

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friends let you down

I know what you are thinking . Why would friends let you down?  Well, they don't mean to let you down, It sort of just happens. I have had friends who say they will do something and they don't or people who act nice and friendly but aren't really that way.
So here's how you know whether a friend is a good friend: You watch their actions and the way they use their words. The way they talk to other people and discover their personality. You try to understand what they like and don't and see their point of view. If their way of talking is different you adapt to it. It's not calculus, it's friendship.

                                                                 - Hannah Grace

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A neat opportunity

I learned so much in church today.  We were in James 1:1-4, all about trials and tribulations. It is one of my favorite books. I enjoyed the part of James where James says," knowing this that the trying of your faith produces patience."  James 1:3. I think this really helps me for we all will face trials of many kinds whether or not we want to. I go to Johnson Ferry Baptist church on Sundays and Wednesdays.

                                                                    - Hannah Grace