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,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WIIW- 12/28/11

Here is the next What Is It Wednesday :


Good Luck!!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ohio: Part I

Okay everybody!!!  Prepare yourselves for a post full of pictures!!!!  Here is the first few things that we did in Ohio:


 This is the sign for Wright-Patterson fam-camp!!

Me and Jolie on Bass Lake the night of our arrival.

We got better at this towards the very end of the game!! :)

The camp was very pretty and all of the people that we met were very nice and helpful!

Now to the National Air Force Museum on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base!!!

There was SO much to see in this museum it would take weeks to see it all!  It is built in gigantic plane hangars and is crammed full of planes and information about the Air Force.  This is the branch of U.S. Military that my parents served in so I was very eager to see it all.  

This creed made ME want to join the air-force!!

See all of the missiles on the side?  That is how many bombing missions this plane flew!

Our Grandfather was positioned in that bubble over Daddy's head on a B26G Marauder during WWII!

I was so happy that this plane turned out to be the kind of plane my Grandfather flew in!!!

This was my favorite name!!!

This is my kind of ambulance!!  It is a model "T"!!

I loved seeing all of the cool paintings from the planes!!

"Alright Momma, I'm buckled in and all ready to fly!"

I'm just a tad nervous because Jolie is in the front seat! (HEE,HEE,HEE)

Okay kids, here is your lunch!

This is one of the presidential planes!  It is NOT a mock up! 

This is Daddy pretending to be President Nixon from Nixon's presidential plane! 

This is a picture of my lollipop after we got flu shots:( on base.  Is it just me or is there an "R" on there? 

OH MY GOODNESS!!!  There is a "V" on the other side!  What does that say?  R.V.!!!!!!!!!

It was wonderful to see all of these things with my family.  Just think how much fun it will be on the Peterson farm!

I would like to give a big round of applause for all of the military workers around the world!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy December!!!!!!

Good morning everybody!

It is December 1st and I am VERY excited!  There are many things going on this month including my THIRTEENTH birthday!!!!  Did ya'll hear me?  THIRTEEN!!!!!

But let me remind ya'll while you are bustling to find gifts for Christmas (and my birthday :))  why you are doing it.  Remember the reason while you are shopping and hurrying around to find "the perfect gift"... that Jesus is the perfect gift that God gave to us.  Literally perfect.  And we take for granted that God gave us this gift and after a while we stop thanking Him for it.  Don't forget this Christmas season that Jesus is the reason for this season. For this Christmas season I will thank God for something He has given me every day up to Christmas Day.  Don't say the same thing twice because it would not count!!

May God bless you all this Christmas season!!!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Quick Hello!!

Well, it has been a whole month since I have last written.  It has not been because I don't want to, I haven't had time!!!  We have been so busy!!  There are also 5 of us trying to use 1 laptop!

We are moving tomorrow!  I hope to make some posts from my journey for the last month, soon.

OK... the last What Is It Wednesday, was a trail marker.... for the Appalachian Trail! :)

Can't wait to write more!!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What IS it Wednesday??? 11-02-11

You all were right last week!  It was a cigarette canister found in WWII bunk houses.  The bunk houses were completely made of wood and therefore, very flammable!  But, they still smoked inside buildings :)
Here is a full picture:

See the quarters on the beds?  People were seeing if they were made correctly!

The BUTTS ONLY cans were on the posts at the foot of the bed...on the left side of the picture.

Here is this week's "What IS it Wednesday?"  Specifically, the white spot on the tree.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Smoky Mountain Rain

It rained all day yesterday and as I watched it fall, I wrote this poem:


The rain falls,
The horses whinnied in their stalls,
The rain is peaceful and they love it.

The rain falls,
The eagle cries his majestic calls,
The rain is wild and he loves it.

The rain falls,
The trees stretch out their leaves that are in fall,
The rain feels good and they love it.

The rain falls,
The deer step out into it,
The rain cleans their coats and they love it.

The rain falls,
The bears see it and they pause,
The rain is refreshing and they love it.

The rain falls,
I look out my window as it does,
The rain is God's gift and I love it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What IS it Wednesday??? 10-26-11

I will be posting a "What IS it Wednesday" weekly.  I will take all the pictures that you see.  Some pictures may be easy to figure out, while others you may need to think awhile.  Please leave your guess in the comment section.  I will reveal the answer the following week when I make my next "WIIW."

Here is the FIRST "WIIW".  Good luck!

I Guess I'll Start At The Beginning

It all started about a year ago last month…

We were on our way to church and on our way there we normally passed an RV dealer.  Dad was driving and looked over and said to momma, “Could you picture us in that?“  That is what started it all.

  Since then, we have sold a house (as soon as we put it on the market), loved on some adorable children in Costa Rica, and learned to trust God more than I ever had before.  He has been so faithful and I have learned to love Him with my entire heart.  

Our RV trip began at Tyndall Fam Camp.  We stayed there for two weeks to get used to the camper and finish moving out of the house and move into “The Cottage.“  We took a long time to finish packing and cleaning, but we finally finished on Jo’s birthday.  We were so happy to be done that we went out for my favorite “out to eat dessert,“ a vanilla frosty at Wendy’s.  :)  

Next, we headed off to Uchee Creek on Fort Benning on the AL/GA line.  During our stay there we got to go to The National Infantry Museum.  It was so amazing and I will never look at war the same way again.  My grandfather fought in WWII and I loved learning about how he lived during his service.  I also learned about K.P. (Kitchen Police) and later daddy told me that grandpa complained about it sometimes.  

These deer really liked our Uchee Creek campsite, this was taken from our picnic table!
Me and Jolie outside our camper!

This is the infantryman that greeted us at The National Infantry Museum!

This is a camp similar to the one my grandfather lived in during the war.

This is the mess hall like my grandfather had to clean up as K.P.

 Me, Jo, and DT saluting for our country in our uniforms.

After Uchee Creek, we went to Monte Sano State Park in AL.  After a few hikes, a couple of campfires, plus a visit to The US Space and Rocket Center, we were back on the road.  

Campfire #1!

This is the Pathfinder.  Parts of this have actually been in space!

We found a camera that we could control and watched daddy acting silly!

Now here we are in Pigeon Forge, TN.  We have been blessed with free tickets to Dollywood from friendly neighbors, a beautiful campsite, and a place relatively close to The Smoky Mountain National Park.  We have seen half a dozen bears, visited with close friends, and hiked Chimney Tops Trail.
It's fall in Dollywood!!

Found a mouse on Chimney Tops Trail!!  So cute!

View at the top of the world!! (well, the Chimney Tops)

Messing around in the car on Cades Cove Loop!

I didn't even have to zoom in for this one!!

Since dad’s famous words, I’ve had very mixed emotions.  I’ve laughed and I’ve cried and had some feelings in between.  I’ve left so much to hopefully, gain much more.  I’ve left a house I had lived in for as long as I can remember and some of the greatest friends in the whole entire world.  But God has blessed our family with so much, saying thank you is not nearly enough.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Howdy Ya'll!

Hello! Welcome to my new blog, Hiking With Him! 

My name is Faith and I can’t wait to share my adventures with ya’ll.  Just to let ya’ll know, I will be saying “ ya’ll “  very often, it’s just the way I roll! :) I am twelve years old, I enjoy playing the piano and singing.  My mom and dad are awesome!  They are homeschooling me and my siblings, Jo and DT.  This blog will not only be about my adventures in the new camper, but will also be about my adventures with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

So, lets get our hiking gear together and enjoy the adventure!