Saturday, May 19, 2012

Little Camper On The Prairie

Tomorrow we leave for De Smet, South Dakota!!  Do you know what is there?  The Ingalls homestead on the prairie!  I have always dreamed of seeing this!  I am a huge fan and I have always remembered watching it!  What are ya'll's favorite episodes?  Mine is "Days Of Sunshine, Days Of Shadow."

Can't wait!

~ Faith ~

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wow! Oregon!

Wow! I have seen a new state!!  It is Oregon and I love it!  The shore here is gorgeous, as we go north along Highway 101 along the Pacific Northwest Coast.

          We have been traveling along the coast for a week now.  To all of my friends back in Florida, the beach here is a totally different story compared to yours.  The shoreline is very rugged with rocks jutting out all over the place!  The sand is small rocks, not powder like we are used to.  Try walking on that barefoot for an hour straight after FL sand!!  Oh, and the water is extremely cold!!!  When you are a kid who is barefoot on the beach, what are you immediately attracted to?  The water.  And when you go running in the COLD water what happens?  It splashes up on your back.  And what happens when COLD water splashes on your back?  You become a COLD crying,sopping wet sandy mess whose feet hurt from walking in that sand for so long.  And you know what the worst part was?  Mom and dad told us that the water was COLD and that we would be soaking before too long.

You know, that kinda reminds me of a story from Genesis.  God told Adam and Eve that they would be given consequences for eating of that fruit in the garden.  I exaggerated a little bit in my story I guess, we were fine, although COLD and had found some sea glass and shells.  But, that rabbit trail did lead to a good point.  Has anyone else had a beach experience like that one?  If so, please tell me because I don't want to be a loner on this one!!

             Another beach difference is that there are SURF-ABLE waves here!  Every few waves we say, "Hey mom, could someone surf that one?"  The answer here is ALWAYS yes.  We have learned a whole lot about sneaker waves here.  There ain't no sneaker waves in Florida and that is for sure!  They just keep coming out of nowhere! Check out You-Tube to see what sneaker waves are!

           It is very cool to see the contrast between these two beautiful beaches and I can't wait to tell you more in person in June!

~God Bless~


Thursday, March 15, 2012

A New Look!

Okay guys, I got a new look and I absolutely LOVE it!  Here are some step by step pictures of one really fun day! 

Here is my before shot!

Here is an in progress shot of the back.

Here is another in progress shot of my new profile.  Look... bangs and layers!

And finally, this is a happy me on March 2nd 2012!!

The way I felt when I was done with my makeover, reminded me of the "makeover" that Christians receive  after they accept Christ.  It feels so good!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Snow Day!!!!!!

On March 1st we went to the snow in Scotts Flat, California!

We spent two hours playing in fresh, foot deep snow!!!  We made snow angels, a snowman, and had a great to the death snowball fight!  And it wasn't the snow that made it fun, it was the fact that we were playing in it together.  I now have a new favorite thing for this trip, and a memory that will last a lifetime.

Here are a few pictures of us playing in the snow!!

Wow mom!  We are driving in a winter wonderland!!!

It took me a long time to get the hang of throwing snowballs,  but dad sure was a pro!

Dad was rippin' and roarin' just as fast as us kids were even though he did not have proper snow shoes and his feet were
soaking wet!

By the end of the day we were pros at this! It was so much fun!

Everybody, meet Charlie, Charlie, meet Everybody!!  

There was a lake there too and it was just beautiful!!!

"Hey look kids, a snow covered pier!  Don't fall in!!"

Mom enjoyed kicking snow off of the pier into the water as much as us kids did!

Snow Wrestling,  a fun sport as long as the snow is deep enough!

Our very first snow angels, soooooooo much fun!!

In the end Team Monty really enjoyed our snow day!!  We left with a bang by doing a doughnut on the snow covered parking lot that we had played in the whole time.

I didn't know that the truck could do that!

  ~God Bless~



Friday, March 2, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow is my Daddy's birthday!

We have a 49er now in CA!!  My daddy is such an awesome daddy and I appreciate everything that he has done for me.  If I were to write a list of the blessings that he has given me it would be very extensive.  I love him so much and I am honored to be his daughter.  

As a birthday gift to him, will you send him an e~mail with your birthday greetings?  I know that  it would mean a lot to him if ya'll would send your words of wisdom!  Send e~mails to: tmexpeditionAT gmailDOTcom.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chasing The Chickens

O.K. guys, I'm sorry that I am sooooooo behind in the What Is It Wednesday!

For the What Is It Wednesday post the answer is... a parachute!!!  A man cared so much for his dog that he had a customized parachute made for him!  That is so sweet!

Right now we are in Auburn, CA with my Grandparents.  Grandpa has put me to work doing the 7'o'clock in the morning chores. :)  I really enjoy cleaning the chicken coop every morning. (I was being sarcastic, it is DISGUSTING!)  This morning I made a very big mistake.  I accidentally left the door open to their coop and they got out!  I spent about half an hour chasing them all around the yard to get them back inside!

That proved a good point in our devotions this morning, we are as chickens and Jesus is our shepherd.  He spends hours, sometimes years, getting us to go back to where He wants us.  A place where we are safe and cared for.  It was a struggle for me to get the chickens in today.  I'm glad that Jesus sticks with us when we're running around everywhere and make it hard for Him!  So, we need to make sure to follow Jesus in all of His plans for us.  Don't make Him chase us everywhere for years!  Be sure to read Psalm:23 to see more about how Jesus is our shepherd!

Team Monty sends their love from Cali!!!

Loves and God bless!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!! This year is clean and new and full of awesome blessings from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  I cannot wait to grow closer to Him in this coming year. 2012 will be full of adventures for Team Monty and I can't wait to see what they are!  May God bless you and keep you all in the year 2012!

Here is a challenge for the year:  Commit to doing something for God Every day of this year, it could be telling someone about Jesus or it could be doing daily Bible reading and prayer.  Pray tonight about what you think God would have you to do.

Another thing you might want to think about trying:  I will be keeping a daily journal of my walk with God and the things that we do every day.  So find that extra notebook lying around the house and write a journal to God starting tomorrow.  It will be very rewarding to go back and read as an adult what God showed you as a younger person.  Trust me, it is worth it!

Loves and a Happy New Year,