5 minute chocolate mug cake!!!!!!

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Okay, so I have not tried this yet, but I WILL be trying it soon. Thought that it was too good not to share! :)


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using)
and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The
cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool
a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time
of the day or night!



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*so I put the trailer on here a few days ago and it worked, but then it didn't, so I put a new one on here, I hope that it works in a few days, if not please tell me :) thanx!

Okay, so there is a new Twilight trailer, and it is by far the BEST one yet! so, here it is! I LOVE it!!!!! :)


I am Alice! :)

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I'm a Alice! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!

Awwwww! I was on Michelles blog and look what I found! It was sooo exciting! I can't believe I'm Alice, I like her though because she has really great taste in clothes! :)
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!


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I was given awards!!!!!

Characteristics for the Smile Award:
Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human)
Must love one another
Must make mistakes
Must learn from others
Must be a positive contributor to blog world
Must love life
Must love kids

Thanks Tanera King for the smile award!

Thanks Michelle Prater for the spread the love award.


Charlie bit me!!!!

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okay, this is absolutely hilarious!! I love it! We have watched this so many times! Enjoy!


Men are just happier people email

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Here is an email that I was sent and thought was funny.


NICKNAMES If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.

If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla and Four-eyes.

When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.

When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.

A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel .

The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.

A woman has the last word in any argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.

A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.

A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.

A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAYA married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!
SO, send this to the women who have a sense of humor and who can handle it ... and to the men who will enjoy reading it.


guess whats happeing this week?

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the fair here is what some call, the best part of the year. I don't know if it is the absolute best, but I do know that I love going to the fair! It is so much fun because I get to see all of my friends from middle school, and I can pig out on funnel cakes!:)

So far this week I have been to the fair everyday 'cept Sunday (duh). On Saturday I actually worked at the 4-H funnel cake booth and got a free funnel cake :) Yeah! On Monday I went for a couple hours and hung out with my friend, Victoria. It was fun! Yesterday I went and watched Lucy play in the band, then I went home thought b/c I was really tired. I still got to see some of my friends so it was still fun. I probably wont go today since it is raining, and it is Wednesday (church night). Tomorrow I might go and then on Saturday I will most defiantly go Friday for two reasons: 1) It is fair day (NO SCHOOL!!!!) and 2) My cousins from Murfresboro are coming down to hang out with us and go to the fair since they don't have a fair there.

This week has been fun, and will hopefully continue to be fun! :)



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Guess what?

I have reached a new exciting point in my life!

I am no longer just 5 feet tall,

I am

5 foot

3/8 of an inch!!!!!!!:)

Isnt that exciting?


Who are YOU going to vote for?

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I'm running for president - click on that to see my campain- you wont be sorry!!

I guess you know who I am voting for! :)



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Well, for those of you crazy enough not to know, Twilight has been moved up to 11.21.08!!!!  I am soooooooooooooo excited!  We are going to go up to Murfresboro and watch it!  I am just sooooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!  It is a very exciting time!  We have watched all the previews so many times it is not even funny even my little sisters can talk along with the characters. It is a very exciting time around our house.



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so I know that I have not posted in a while, but I have been sooooo busy.  Here is a small recap of what has happened the past 3 weeks.

  • One week we did sister cities, that was when Sakurako came.  Sakurako is a Japanese exchange student that we had come and stay at our house for a week.  She lives in Mikawa, Japan and is 14 years old.  It was a lot of fun to have her come and stay at our house.  On the first day she was here we took a tour of downtown then we went swimming at the city pool.  On the second day we took a tour of Yorozu, they are a HUGE supporter of sister cities. After that we took a tour of the elementary school.  That evening we got to take her to church.  On Thursday we, actually I don't remember what we did during the day. At night though, they put on a ceremony for us it was really good.  On Friday we went to Lake Winni!  It was very fun!  After lake winnie we went out to eat at sticky fingers.  On Saturday we went shopping all day- it was sooooooooo fun, it was tax free weekend here which made it even funner.  The next day, Sunday, we went to church in the morning. After church Sakurako packed to go home and we had a small good bye party then she was taken to Nashville were early Monday morning they would depart to go back to Japan :( . It was fun while it lasted.

  • Another exciting thing that happened was that school started back again. I started HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!  It is a very exciting thing. I am going to a different school than Lucy is, I have a very small class- a total of 11 people are in my entire grade!  It has been fun. 

  • Not much else has happened since school started this weekend has been fun though! Last night Meredith Matheny came down and stayed the night with Alyson, (I couldn't go- I wasn't feeling well)  Also last night it was family night at Hickory Creek (Ella and Molly's school) They watched Nims Island.  Anyone ever seen it?  They said it was really good.  Also last night it was Warren County's first football game of the season!  They lost- of course.  Lucy plays in the band so she go to see the whole game for free!- She had to play in the band the whole time though.  So then this morning our stake had a service project. We cleaned up one of the cemeteries. It was tons of fun because I got to see a lot of my friends that don't live her. After that some of us went swimming in the Catens pool.  Then we just all hung out till tonight, when we went rolling (and got caught)  since we got caught we helped them clean it up. We had a friend with us that does not belong to our church and we told him this is how you go rolling "Mormon style".  It was fun!  now it is time to go to sleep and let me tell you- we are all going to sleep well tonight!


What car are you?

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I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!

You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.



0 What do you have to say for yourself?
Mother Goose tagged me. I have to write 6 things that describe my life, here goes-

  • exciting

  • fun

  • busy

  • joyful

  • significant

  • crazy


efy line dance

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This is the efy line dance that we do at efy( especially for youth) All the kids at efy will get on the dance floor and do it. The 2 kids in the back ( William and I) went to efy while the 2 kids at front (Ella and Molly) did not go to efy. I will have more pictures tomorrow when I get my pictures. For now, here is the line dance that we have taught my Lil sisters.


6 truths of life

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1. You cannot touch all your teeth with your tongue.

2. All idiots, after reading the first 'truth', will try it.

3. The first truth is a lie.

4. You are smiling now because you're an idiot.

5. You will soon forward this to another idiot.

6. There is still a stupid smile on your face.

I don't care if you lick windows, take the special bus, or occasionally pee on yourself...You hang in there sunshine, you're SPECIAL.

I know that this is an email, so #5 probably wont be true, but if it was an email, it just might be true.



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Dream custom artwork Is giving away a cute painting. you should go and check it out!


Dresses for Efy

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Next week is Efy (especially for youth) this is a church camp in a Kentucky( there is more than one, but we are going to go to the one in Kentucky) At efy there are 2 dances. These will be my first dances, and I need help. On deciding which outfits to take. Here are some of my favorite skirts/dresses that I have. Please, even if you don't usually, leave a comment to tell me which ones I should bring with me. If you like the skirt in one but think a different shirt would be better for it, tell me. remember to say which one you like first and which one you like second,or you can give me more than 2, or just 1, it is up to you. Thanks so much!

Outfit #1

Outfit #2

Outfit #3
Outfit #4
Outfit #5

Outfit #6

Outfit #7

Thanks for helping me!


Another New Buddy!

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Leah has decided to enter the exciting world of blogging! This is very exciting! I am sooo excited! Click here to see her blog


New buddy!

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Alyson Caten has just entered the exciting, fun, and enjoyable world of blogging! Congradulations Aly! I am very excited! If you would like to visit her blog just click here, of here, or here,

or here

maybe even here


Why did the chicken cross the road?

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I was reading my moms blog and found a this- thought you might enjoy it.

Modern day folks answer that age old question:"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
BARACK OBAMA:The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE! And HOPE! It looked HOPEFUL!

JOHN McCAIN:My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON:When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One! that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me, although I clearly remember having to dodge enemy fire as Chelsea and I tried to cross the road.

DR. PHIL:The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems before adding 'NEW' problems.

OPRAH:Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

GEORGE W. BUSH:We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

COLIN POWELL:Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.

JOHN KERRY:Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

NANCY GRACE:That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN:To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.MARTHA STEWART:No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

DR SEUSS:Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY:To die in the rain. Alone.

RUSH LIMBAUGH:Because the chicken was gay! Can't you people see the plain truth?' That's why they call it the 'other side.' Yes, my friends, that chicken is gay. And if you eat that chicken, you will become gay too. I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that the liberal media white washes with seemingly harmless phrases like 'the other side. That chicken should not be crossing the road. It's as plain and as simple as that.

GRANDPA:In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

BARBARA WALTERS:Isn't that intewesting? In a few moments, we will be wistening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a sewious case of molting, and went on to accompwish its wife wong dweam of cwossing the woad.

ARISTOTLE:It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON:Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

BILL GATES:I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform is much more stable and will never cra#%* reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN:Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

BILL CLINTON:I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

AL GORE:I invented the chicken!


DICK CHENEY:Where's my gun?

AL SHARPTON:Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

I dont know all of these people, so not all these are funny to me, but the ones I know are very funny to me. Why do you think that the chicken crossed the road? I don't know though I am siding with what Grandpa said because it is the most logic :) Why do you think the chicken crossed the road? I am waiting for some funny answers, possibly


100 squares

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Heather Matheny's family is adopting a little boy from China named Max. Max is going to go to a very good family! They are making him a quilt out of 100 patches that family and friends got him. This is such a sweet thing! They are calling it 100 blessings for Max. If you would like to praticipate click here, or on the first link because there is a link to were you need to go from there. It is a very good project they are doing, and you should help! I know that I am, because I have already bought the fabric! Good luck Max!


Fathers Day

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A little Fathers Day History..

Fathers day contrary to popular misconception, was not established as a holiday in order to help greeting card manufacturers sell more cards.
In fact when a "Fathers day" was first proposed there were no Fathers Day cards!
Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington , first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd's mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington State. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.

The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington.
At about the same time in various towns and cities across American other people were beginning to celebrate a "father's day.".
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
Father's Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honored on Father's Day.

Happy fathers day!



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Camp was awesome!!!! I don't have any pictures because they are all on Lucy's camera and I don't know where she is at this moment. Maybe, I will have time a little later. Here is the major events of girls camp:


  • We got there

  • I found out that I got to room with Meredith Matheny and Lindsey Riches- yay

  • That night we had President Maredith come and speak with us- he is a great speaker and always has a great message.


  • We had Certification.
  • We had a "hike"
  • We got to go on a wonderful Night Walk that Megan G. made for us- it was absolutely awesome!


  • superhero training
  • skits- preformed by cabins. Our cabin did superhero idol. I was Simon, Paula, and the other guy, I cant remember his name


  • Lunch or disaster, I think it turned out as a disaster, we had no pickles and the cheese had water in it :(
  • talent show night, Megan G. Lucy (my sis) Leah P. and I did a superman skit. We got the theme song of superman and acted it out. The stake leaders did a funny skit, go to moms blog to see it. I am serious that it is funny- they all dressed up as chickens and did the chicken dance, remember that this is not a bunch of kids, but a bunch of adults!


  • cleanup time :(
  • award time- I got the craft cabin award. It was a radio that looks like something little tykes would make, but it works! I also got a bee water bottle, a purple bracelet, and a whole lot of candy!
  • good bye camp: (

I also did Secret Sisters at camp. This is were you spend about $10 on gifts for the week and when you get to camp, you get a name of a girl at camp. Everyday you give your "Secret Sister" a gift. I had Meredith Matheny and I gave her:

  • a water gun
  • clay and chalk
  • Hannah Montana gummies and pop rocks
  • These glasses that are a straw, you put one end of the glasses in the drink, and the other in your mouth when the take a drink, it goes all the way around there eyes and then into there mouth. I also got her a nail kit.
  • On the last day I got her wax melts. (wax, tea lights, and a special container thingy that holds the wax and the tea lights while they are burning)

Amber Hill had me and this is what she got me:

  • a really nice journal
  • a picture frame
  • gummy bears- yum!
  • a huge lolly pop and a wind thingy (you hand it up and it twirls around in the wind)
  • she gave me something else, but i don't remember what it was.

All in all, camp was , as always, awesome!



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Tenara Tagged me. So, here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog

2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

5. Have fun!

Random facts about me:

  1. I was in a car accident when I was 5 that gave me 250 stiches.

  2. I just got back from Girls camp, and it was fun!

  3. I wear glasses

  4. I have top braces (therefor I am a 4-eyed bracesface)

  5. I will be getting bottom braces next week

  6. I am a twin

  7. I LOVE hot pink, and polka dots.

The lucky people:



Ben and Mandy Carter

Kristy Moffit



Chrys Solomon


And I'm off to girls camp!!!

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I am going to girls camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Guess what!

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I have some very exciting news! I have finally reached the dream hight for me!

5 feet!!!!

I am very excited!!! Lucy is 5'1'' so she is still taller than me:( oh well I guess we can't have everything!


Who is this?

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Take a look at this picture. Who is it?
Now get out of you comfy seat (I know, it is very tough, but if you do it, it might be kinda fun), and move about 15 feet away. Who is it now?
(answers below)
first it was Albert Einstein
then it was Marilyn Monroe


Fun Monday

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RDH mom is hosting this weeks Fun Monday, this is what she says...

Here is your assignment:
Vacations...this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation - where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let's all take a trip around a the world via our FM friends!!

We have been a couple of places for vacation. We usually (for the 4th of July) go to my grandmothers house in South Carolina. I couldn't find any pictures from there.

This is when we went to Nauvoo, Illinois

This is the family standing in front of a statue of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.This is us in front of a replica of the Nauvoo temple

This is Molly making a candle

This is Ella making a rope

This is a really big castle-like house that we really liked.

That was Nauvoo, this is when we went to Atlanta, Georgia.

This was actually on an Indian mound on our way back from Atlanta. This is on top of them.

This was climbing up to the top of the mounds.

This was the view from one of the mounds to another.

This was at the Atlanta museum, we were dressing up.

This was a fossil of a dinosaur

This is in the Atlanta aquarium.

We have also gone to Illinois, to visit our cousins, Disney World, and New York City.


Awards Day

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Where this is the last week of school, there are tons of awards day. Here are the awards that we got this week. (if i didn't forget anyone, or anything)

On Monday the 19th the little girls (Ella and Molly) got recognized for accelerated reader (ar) points.

Molly, who is in 1st grade, got a medal for getting over 100 ar points.

Ella, who is in 4th grade, got a trophy for getting over 200 ar points. She actually got 510 ar points, but they can't recognize anything over 200 ar points for privacy reasons! They did last year and all the other schools did, but can Hickory Creek? NO!!! They are not allowed, it is against the rules!

All awards from the Warren County Middle School are certificates, unless otherwise marked.
Yesterday, Wednesday the 21, Was Harrison's awards day at Warren County Middle School.

Harrison is not telling me what he got right now, but I think he got like 3 awards.

Today, Thursday the 22, was me and Lucy's awards day at WCMS.

Lucy got
  • the presidential gold award. To get this award you have to have made all a's or b's in your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years. You also had to make advanced on TCAP in math and reading in your 7th grade year.
  • perfect attendance,
  • all a's in reading
  • and all a's in english.

(Lucy also got all a's in Science, but he messed up and forgot to give her award)

I (Rachel) got
  • the presidential gold award
  • HomEbase citizenship award- I got a certificate and a medal for this one
  • all a's in American History
  • best all around in Science- I got a certificate and a medal for this one
  • all a's in Science
  • all a's in English
  • all a's in Reading
  • top ar points for the team (634)

I don't think that William has an awards day.

Tomorrow we have to go pick up report cards and then...


My name

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I found this on Chris B's blog.


LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
That is how many people have my first and last name. This is how many people have just my first name...
  • There are 367,974 people in the U.S. with the first name Rachel.
  • Statistically the 156th most popular first name.
  • More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Rachel are female.

This is how many people (and some facts) that have just my last name...
  • There are 112,521 people in the U.S. with the last name Hale.
  • Statistically the 289th most popular last name.
  • Famous people with the last name Hale:
    Alan Hale Jr.
How many people have your name?


What superhero am I?

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You are Superman

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
Iron Man
The Flash
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the "Which Superhero am I?" quiz...


Fun Monday

16 What do you have to say for yourself?
Mariposa is hosting this week, she says-

FUN Monday is for us to have some FUN on a Monday...so I'm going to get into your minds and do just that...have some FUN!
We all have them...and if you don't, you do....you just may not realize it. For some reason or another we all collect something and we collect it for reasons that will definitely make for good reading. So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don't have or don't want or CAN'T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it.Some people have signed up already even before knowing the challenge...brave souls!!! I invite ALL of you to join...let's all make Monday a FUN Monday!!!

My collection in ten words of less...

I collect cards people send me.

I know that is not much,
and that I don't have any pictures.
Who cares? sorry, i should put pictures
it is just that I am to dang lazy,sorry!


Nancy Drew

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Have any of you seen Nancy Drew? We bought it the first night that it cam out because my mom and little sister are HUGE fans of her. Anyway, we were going to have a Nancy Drew party. We would get all the boys out of the house, invite the Caten girls over, eat Nancy Drew casserole, and watch Nancy Drew. Everything was set and we were going to have it on the day that Nancy Drew came out, unfortunately Ella got sick. This is not just a cold, but something that catches (I don't remember what it was exactly). We had to call the Catens and reschedule :(. That was like 2 moths ago and guess what we did tonight?

You got it! We finally had that party. The boys were going to be out of the house anyway tonight because it was the father son camp out. We invited the Catens, Mathenys, and Solomons. The Mathenys and Solomons couldn't come, but the Catens still could! It was back to the original people. We didn't have the Nancy Drew Casserole though. We had something much better- Waffles. There is a small story behind my waffle maker.

For Christmas last year I wanted a waffle maker, but not just any waffle maker- oh no. I wanted the best kind there was, like at hotels. I wanted a Belgian waffle maker. Christmas at our house came and went and I didn't get it. Then I went to my grandmas for Christmas and I got it! I was soooo excited. when we got home we had the waffles and they were absolutely awesome! They were so good that we decided that when we had all the young women over for the 6 month planning party this is what we were going to have. The party came and all the girls were here and guess what? The waffle maker doesn't work. I was upset. Don't worry though, the story has a happy ending. My mom called the company that makes the waffle maker, told them the story and they replaced it!! :) It was a happy day!

So we had this party with the Caten and the Hale(me) girls. It started about 5:30 and we didn't really do anything until about 6:00. At 6, we ate. then about 7, we put on Nancy Drew. It ended about 9 and we talked and did nothing till about 9:45. Then the Catens had to leave and we got ready for bed. It was a good day, and I enjoyed it.



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This is another one of those emails I liked and thought that you might like too.
It looks like this bird has no head! Ahhhhh
How do you think those shoes made that shadow?

How sweet!

Realize how the light from the spaceship is right on the boy? do you think he is still on the Earth, or did they take him back?

I repeat, How sweet!

This picture didn't copy so well. In the good picture you can really tell that the crane looks like it is holding the moon there, or about to pick it up.


Mothers Day

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My Mom is a very special person! She cooks, and cleans all day long and is happy to do so. She makes this world go round! Thanks Mom!

I hope everybody has a nice Mothers Day!


find out what you are

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Birth Test
Let me know your number (leave a comment) Have fun!
Our Birth Date describes who we are, what we are good at, and what our inborn abilities are. It also points to what we have to learn and the challenges we are facing. To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in your Birth Date together, like in the following example, until there is only one digit.
A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want to be; it will just color your choice differently and give you a little insight.
Example: March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2
Keep going until you end up with a single digit number.
2 is the Birth Number to read for the Birth Date in the example.
# 1 - THE ORIGINATOR - 1s are originals Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things their own way is another trait that gets them labeled as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are extremely honest and would do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses, as they like to be the best. Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lessons to learn: Others' ideas might be just as good or better; and to stay open
minded. Famous 1s - Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, and Raquel Welch.
# 2 - THE PEACEMAKER - 2s are the born diplomats. They are aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive, they don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship are very important and can lead them to be successful in life but, on the other hand, they'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy, they should learn to
boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely and seize the moment and not put things off. Famous 2s - Orlando Bloom, President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopie Goldberg, Thomas Edison, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emily Gawel
# 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY - 3s are idealists. They are very creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many things but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it They are very popular and idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view. Famous 3s - Alan Alda, Ann L anders, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Salvador Dali, and Jodi Foster
# 4 - THE CONSERVATIVE - 4s are sensible and traditional. They like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what they're expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature. They are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and persistent. They should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to themselves. Famous 4s - Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, and Oprah Winfrey
# 5 - THE NONCONFORMIST - 5s are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land them in hot water. They need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation. The questions never stop. They are well advised to look before they take action and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to conclusions.
Famous 5s - Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller and Mark Hail.
# 6 - THE ROMANTIC - 6s are idealistic and need to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. Their actions influence their decisions. They have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers. They like art or music. They make loyal friends who take the friendship seriously. 6s should learn to differentiate between what they can change and what they cannot. Famous 6s - Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn, and Rachel Hale.
# 7 - THE INTELLECTUAL - 7s are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value Emotions don't sway their de cision s. Questioning everything in life, they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast start, and their motto is 'slow and steady wins the race' They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what is not in the world at large. Famous 7s - William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana, and Vince Ricciardi.
# 8 - THE BIG SHOT - 8s are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt, and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of people. They view people objectively. They should learn to base their decisions on their own needs rather than on what others want. Famous 8s - Edgar Cayce , Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, and Nostradamus.
# 9 - THE PERFORMER - 9s are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them. They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build a loving foundation. Famous 9s - Albert Schweitzer, Shirley McLain, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Elvis Presley
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect, it just means that you have decided to see beyond the imperfections


Watch out!

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For all of you that are over 16, you better be careful! William has finished his eagle project, so that means...

He got his DRIVERS LICENSE!!!!

It was very dramatic!

He finished his eagle on Saturday, but couldn't get his license because they wouldn't be open- or on Sunday. On Monday he went to get his license- he was sooooo excited. Unfortunately When he got there, guess what They were closed! So he finally got it on Tuesday. He drove Ella to ball practice, and then this morning he drove himself to school, then today after school he took Harrison, Bryce, and himself to band practice. This is a very exciting time for us all!


Party pictures part 2- hair

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We (Lucy, Lyndi, Leah, Paige, and I)decided that my hair would look better with gel, hairspray, a hairdryer, and even a fan put to it.

This is Lyndi, hairspraying my hair

Here I am showing off my hair
We were still working on it
This is the back
I might be leaning back a little bit, but not much in this picture, that is all hair spray, gel
Sorry this picture is sideways, this is me, with the hairdryer

this is lyndi trying tomake her hair as cool as mine, even though it just stayed like it was( mainly because her dad came then)
We crimped Leahs hair, it was very pretty, just like her moms!


Dodo and the twig of insanity

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I am in a movie!!! Yeah!! produced by my brother Who cares? I am in a movie! Using the potato candy theme, we made a movie called Dodo and the twig of insanity. William directed it, and I am the star!

As you can see, I am on my way to become a famous movie star. I will try to remember you all when I am rich and famous.


Potato Candy

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I made the best candy the other day. Some people do not like this because it is REALLY sweet! Some people say that it is pure sugar, it is not, but almost. It consists of..

  • 1/4 cup potato
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar
  • peanut butter

Mash potato, add vanilla, and powdered sugar. This should form a sort-of doughy substance. divide dough into 4 pieces. roll between two pieces wax paper till 1/8 inch thick. spread thin layer of peanut butter. roll up. refrigerate over night, cut up and serve.

This is a good Sunday treat for if you want something REALLY sweet!



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How many gallons of milk did you buy last time you went to the store?

Guess how many we got.


no, not 3.7, 37 gallons of milk.

That was on April 14.

Today is on April 24.

Daily milk count shows that we have a total of

16 gallons left! that averages about 2 gallons a day.

I don't care what you say, that is a lot of milk!

Why, you might ask, did you buy all this milk?

Well, a nice lady named Sister Vasquez called us to tell us that milk was on sale for

$1.00 a gallon!!! yeah!!!!!! no 2 cups a day limit for like an entire month!!

To get the full story, go to my moms blog.


Rachel's Party, part 1, the skittles game

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Elder Carter told a story about us on his blog, so here is a post dedicated to him. Have any of you guys ever heard of the skittles game? I hadn't either until a couple of years ago when elder Ben Carter came over and taught us how to play. When Elder Carter played this game, he actually threw it up on the carpet, and then ate it again!! The object of the game is to get as grossed out as you possibly can, and then throw up because you ate so much. How you play is.. You take a big bag of skittles. the first person draws 2 skittles from the bag. If they are the same color, you may chew. If they are not the same color you just have to sit there with them in your mouth and not chew. More often than not, you draw out to different colors. If you draw out 2 of the same colors, chew fast, because you have to stop chewing when the next person draws out 2 of the same colors, or if it gets back to you. This is Lucy after not chewing for a while.
Page, trying to keep them all in.
Lindy, she couldn't stop laughing.

Beautiful me!
Yeah!! I drew out two the same color!
Poor Leah (both the picture above me and below) she only got to chew like 2 times the entire game! Needless to say,this is NOT her favorite game

It was kinda hard to keep it in, as you see from Lyndi's face.

I don' t know what happened here, but it looks like a skittle that didn't want to get eaten. Part 2 to come. What happens when this group of girls gets into a bottle of hairspray and gel?