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31 January 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge Finale

Due to my little blogging break, I wasn't able to complete May's 30 day blogging challenge as scheduled. So here are all my answers for the day's I missed...

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Day 4: A favorite television program.
I have to say that at my house we don't have TV as most of you know it...technically we have a TV, yet it doesn't have any channels or shows/programs, we watch movies on it. =) So I'm going with a good old classic here...Little House on the Prairie! =D  

Day 5: A favorite quote. 

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her." 
--Maya Angelou

Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.

Hmm, tough one, I have lots of moments that I would love to go back to. I'll have to do one that I actually just wrote on for German.

Ich hatte Übernachtung mit meine gut Freundinnen letzten Sommer. Wir haben Brettspiele gespielt. Wir haben gelacht. Wir haben Filme angesehen. Wir haben gelacht. Wir haben Fotos gemacht. Wir haben gelacht. Wir haben Nutella mit Brezeln gegessen. Wir haben gelacht. Wir haben Kissenschlacht gehabt. Wir haben gelacht. Und dann wir haben geschlafen.

in English...
I had a sleepover with my good friends last summer.  We played games. We laughed. We watched movies. We laughed. We took pictures. We laughed! We ate Nutella with pretzels, and we laughed. We had a pillowfight. We laughed. And then we slept. 

Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.

1.) this may seem cliché, but I really couldn't live without God, His word, and prayer!
2.) books!
3.) my laptop ;)
4.) clocks
5.) cameras!

Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Dear Marci,
Thank you for being my sister and my best friend.  Someone who I could always talk to about anything.  Thank you for pushing me outside my comfort zone--even though I didn't appreciate it at the time. Thank you for all the ramblings with me that never would make any sense to anyone else.  Thank you for always making me laugh--even when I didn't want to.  =)

Day 9: A photo you took.

This is the most recent photo I posted on my photography blog

Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.

hehe!! =D  It is a floating soap boat. =P

Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.

As I'm on my brother's laptop, I can't upload a more recent photo(they're all on my laptop) so here is one that was taken last summer.

Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).

Well, I honestly haven't thought that, I actually don't know.  I guess I'll figure that out when I cross that bridge. =P

Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
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reading during school hours....=D....shhh...(last Friday I had a total lazy day and I read Inkheart all. day. long. --I finished it though! =D)

Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
Right now I really want to be able to visit my friend in Germany!  Long term, I would love to go to Australia--it is in a completely different hemisphere and it was one of my favorite places to learn about for world history last year. =P

Day 15: A person you admire.

My grandmother! She is always being a servant and is a strong follower of Christ and prayer warrior. Plus she is very real.

Day 16: A song that makes you cry.

You might be sick of hearing me rave about this song but I love it and it never gets old!

Day 17: An art piece.
Going famous here...a portrait of a dancer by Edgar Degas.  (called the Prima Ballerina or The Star)

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I really don't like that portrait of the ballerina, I prefer more flattering portraits like these...
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Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive. 
Working at Miracle Mountain Ranch Summer camp this past summer. =D

Day 19: A talent of yours.

Dance! I take ballet, tap, jazz, and recently started pointe! =D

Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Photography. =D

Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.

well, tending the fire. =) hehe! Our home is heated by a woodstove, and when my dad is away on business I'm in charge of it.

Day 22: A website.

this is a fun site: =P

Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.

As some one who lived a life worthy of the Lord (Colossians 1:10) and as the Proverbs 31 woman. =)

Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.

well, I guess Mulan ;) although I must add that I strongly dislike the second one.

Day 25: A recipe.
Lemon snow bars! =D

-1/2 c butter, softened
-1 1/3 c all purpose flour
-1/4 c sugar

-2 eggs
-3/4 c sugar
-2 T flour
-3 T lemon juice
-1/4 t baking powder

1.) Preheat oven to 350.
2.) Mix crust ingredients in bowl(or mixer on low speed) until blended, about 1 minute. (I usually do this with my fingers as it is faster)
3.) Pat into 8" square ungreased pan.
4.) Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes until brown on edges. (meanwhile, prepare filling)
5.) Combine all ingredients for filling and blend well.
6.) Pour filling over partially baked crust and return to oven for 18-20 minutes or until set.
7.) Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
8.) Let cool. (don't try to cut or eat while hot...bad, very bad idea! And yes, I learned that from experience because of my impatience!!!)
9.) Eat and Enjoy!

Day 26: A childhood memory.

I can distinctly remember going to get my first 'big girl' bike.  I still remember the house that we bought it at(garage sale!). We actually still have that bike--although it is in worse condition due to being handed down the ranks. I also remember taking the training wheels off that bike-by myself-for the first time. =) I only took them off because my little sister did so and I wasn't going to be bested by her. =P

Day 27: A physical feature you love.
Eyes!--eyes are the window to the soul

Day 28: A scar you have and it's story.

=) oh fun! I have a scar on my elbow from falling off a 'big-girl swing' when I was little. (I had to have been younger than 6...)
I also have  a scar on my chin from falling and hitting it on a rock. According to my mom: My family was hiking and it was getting later in the day.  My Mom was caring my little sister, Marci.  I was getting tired and it was about naptime.  I was getting whiny but Daddy insisted that I was big enough to walk on my own.  Needless to say I tripped on a rock and hit my chin. I would have been 3ish I would think if Marci was being carried. =P

Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days. 
Oh, I don't know--I don't really plan ahead. I guess to grow and become more Christ-like.  =D

Day 30: A motto or philosophy.

well, this is something my dad told me on the way to work last Saturday (because I forgot my keys so we had to turn around and go back home to get them and I was already late...)
Failing to plan,
is planning for failure.
...a procrastinator's quote--ha!

whew! Kudos to anyone who read through all that!  is has got to be the longest. post. ever. =P

Head on over to May Amelia's beautiful blog--she's having a lovely giveaway right now! 

In Christ,



Th pictures of the ballerinas are just lovely! I'd like to have one framed and on my wall. ;)

May Amelia

I'm so ashamed... I forgot to add your link on my Day 30 post. :( I apologize deeply! Oopsies. :( But, it has been remedied, so all is well again. =D Unless you are horribly scarred and then in that case... I will beg your forgiveness once again. ;)
Anyways, it was really fun reading your answers all in one post!! Saves on the suspense hehe.

May Amelia

PS Thanks for posting about the giveaway!!

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