Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I Named You Hope Short Film

I am thrilled to release World Changing Production's newest short film, I Named You Hope!  This has been a big project that covers the topic of the sanctity of life.  The unique aspect of this movie is the fact that Jordan and Bethany wrote the theme song which has the same title of the movie.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Independence Day 2014

Obviously I have a hard time keeping up with both blogging and summer!  It's okay though... I am enjoying everything and will get around to posting sooner or later.

For the 4th of July, we went to the S. family's annual party.  They are seriously amazing and put together and fantastic event!  The fun was tripled when we were accompanied by two of our friends.  :)

One big happy family!  Or pretty close to that.  :)

 I had a wonderful time seeing my good friend, Melissa T. again!

There was one epic water balloon fight!  We went all out.  :)  
(Photo credits to Mrs. B.)

And thanks to Paul L. taking these fantastic pictures because I didn't get to take as many as I intended!
Who knew Jordan had a hidden soccer talent?

My daddy and I posing for the pictures while everyone else talks.

Announcing pie contest winners.

Look out, Sarah!  Someone just might steal your pie! 

In case you thought she was a perfect little angel...

And then there was this hilarious sign that mysteriously appeared on the B. family's trailer...

Who cares how it got there!  It sure looks nice on it!

And then this red car posed with a bunch of people...

Presentation time!

Mrs. S. and her granddaughter. 

We played Shenandoah. 

Shiloh and I accompanied Evan, Jordan, Elanee, and Eden as a vocal quartet while they sang The Star  Spangled Banner.



It was a blessed time celebrating America's freedom!  

"The land of the free begins in the homes of the brave." ~Kirk Cameron 



Friday, July 18, 2014

Awarded!!!

Me?  I was given a blog award?  And I haven't even been blogging for a whole year yet!

Yes, it's true.  I was given the Liebster Award by Stacy Bradshaw from There and Back Again.  Thank you, Stacy!

The Liebster Award exists to help bloggers get to know each other and spread the word about your blog and the blogs you love!
Here are the Liebster Award rules:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you. 
Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created. 
List 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that deserve some recognition. 
Write 11 questions for them to answer. 
Notify them they've been nominated.


1. What is a ministry that you're really passionate about?
Definiantly Prolife ministries.  I am blessed to work with some amazing and wonderful people to further the message of life through social media.  Abortion is murder and it is sickening to see how our culture is one that glorifies death.  I hope that more people will join the fight for the unborn as we continue to push for truth and righteousness through Jesus Christ.

2. Random childhood memory?
I was around 10 years old when I respectfully "debated" the next-door neighbor about Creationism vs. Evolutionism.  I was too young to take into consideration the fact that he was a Geologist and I might not have all the answers, but nevertheless I still talked with him and he left the conversations with seeds of doubt!

3. Favorite animal?
Horse!!!  I love horses!  Ever since I was little, I have that horses are the best animals ever.  I loved watching "Black Beauty" and my favorite pony was Merry Legs.  Consequently every pet I owned and every toy horse I had was named Merry Legs.  Yeah, it got a little overboard when I named my chicken Merry Legs, but I've always been bad with names, so I consider that an ample excuse.  ;) 

4. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Do I have to pick just one?!  I have always liked Rocky Road... but how can you go wrong with ice cream?  Okay, so pineapple ice cream is sticky.  Like really sticky.  Hm, so after trying such an exotic flavor of ice cream, that's all that comes to mind when I think about it?
And coffee ice cream.  Yeah, that's good too. 

5. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
On the West (best) Coast!  I'm happy and content where I live and wouldn't want it to be any different.  

6. Have you traveled abroad? If so, where?
 I wish!!!  And when I do (because I will one day), I'm going to go to Ireland, Scotland, and Israel.  You can join me too, if you'd like.  :)

7. What is your favorite historical era?
Ah, this is a hard one...  WWII is a very interesting time era that I have enjoyed studying, so I guess I would say that is a favorite. 

8. Do you have a favorite author of classic fiction?
Oh dear.  Actually no.  I've never been a bookworm, so I don't look at authors so much as I do good books that really made an impact on me.  I guess I could answer this question with C.S. Lewis.  

9. Do you have a favorite author of contemporary fiction?
Another book question!  And now I feel like it's confession time.  Okay, maybe I should explain the type of reading I like to do... I prefer to read autobiographies and stories that are true.
(And right now I can't think of a contemporary author...  Oops!) 

10. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up (and how does that compare to what you're doing now that you ARE grown up)?
I wanted to be a scientist!  I was so convinced that one day I would have my own personal lab.  Ah, fate.  Well, things didn't exactly turn out how I had envisioned them, but that's okay.  As far as what I'm doing now... wait, am I grown up?!  ;)  I teach piano, violin, swimming lessons, am certified as a Lifeguard, and am learning all about filmmaking.  Hm.  That's not too different, is it?  ;)
 
11. What motivates you?
I tend to be a self-motivated because of my personality.  I'm a determined go-getter who likes to conquer the goals set before me.  However, Christian young people motivate me... standards of excellence motivate me... new ideas motivate me... midnight motivates me...  Wait.  Is it really that late?!

Now to come up with 11 questions...
1. Besides family, who do you admire and why?
2. Awkward Moment?
3. How do you plan to impact the future for Christ?
4. What makes you laugh?
5. What do you love about your best friend?
6. What is something you want to do someday?
7. Is there something that you would have never dreamed of doing, yet you are doing today?
8. What is your favorite state and why?
9. When I say exciting moment, what comes to mind?
10. Do you love what you do?
11. What are some goals you hope to accomplish?

I did it!

Okay, now for 11 blog followers...
Jordan http://jordanstrang.blogspot.com/
Bethany http://rejoicing-evermore.blogspot.com/
Whispering Roses http://whisperingrosesblog.wordpress.com/
Mieczkowski Family http://mieczkowskis.blogspot.com/
Madi http://useyourgift4hisglory.blogspot.com/
The Cash Twins http://onebrightcorner.blogspot.com/
Rebekah http://4rmeddy.blogspot.com/
Carissa http://rosieposiesplace.blogspot.com/
Racheal http://adventuresmidkid.weebly.com/blog

 And apparently eight is the best I can do.

I tried.

Honestly.

Well, I should wrap this up before the night hours starts to take it's toll on my writing (as if it hasn't already!)...  Thank you again, Stacy!  That was a lot of fun!  :) 

Friday, July 11, 2014

OCEANetwork 2014

We always enjoy attending homeschool conferences, but this one was particularly fun because we spent the majority of the time volunteering!  We were super busy the whole time but still were able to visit with friends and have a wonderful time.  

Heading down to the conference center in our stylish volunteer "badges"!

 Judah and Benjamin enjoying the science fair.

 The little kids by a blue cow

It's very unusual, but I ended up not taking any pictures!  Thankfully Evan S. got some really good ones to share (he always does!).

Having a wonderful time with such special friends! 

Confession Time: I actually didn't make it to a single session I was so busy! 

 Okay, so I had to fit some violin playing into the schedule.
Which is totally fine.  :)

Wait.  Are they really working or just having fun???

I had the awesome job of duplicating CDs.  We named each of our machines based off their personalities: Moody, Disobedient, Granny, Super-Charged, and Racer.  Super-Charged was our fastest machines, so I kinda stuck around him.  ;)

Jordan taking a bite out of it! 

I'm selling my car!

But if it won't sell...
I'll push it into the water!

Looks like someone is shopping for someone else!

At the close of the conference, we went out to dinner with a few families.

It was such a blessing visiting with the H., S., and S. families!

Smiles all around!

Lots of laughter!

And even some photobombing.  You have to do some photobombing.  :)

Sarah and Eden share a morsel.

It lasted long into the night and we closed the wonderful weekend with a group photobomb!