Thursday, June 27, 2013

a weekend camping at the lake

Jamie, Sarah and Ryan all out in the Lake. 

They had these long mat things and Ryan, Erin and Emily all took turnes rooling eachother up in them than pulling on one end and shooting the person out. 

Michael only swallowed like half a gallon of lake water. :) 

My favorite twin and me! (Just to clarify for all of you who are wondering, she's my only twin.)

Emily getting sun burned but having a lot of fun!  

Everyone got a chance to paddle. 

Well bye, 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

to love is to be vulnerable


“ To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. ”
~C. S. Lewis~

Monday, June 24, 2013


I really like to outline stories; I've read a lot of books on outlining books and movies work almost the same way. All that to say Jess was doing a presentation on movie making and I offered to write a quick outline for her to use as an example. I wrote the outline from the movie Tangle and I thought I would put it on here for y'all to see. (Even though most people probably have no interest in this.)

Flynn shows up in her tower.
It's called a disturbance to the 'hero's world'; it marks the part when what ever was normal for the hero suddenly must change. In Tangled  this happens when Flynn arrives in the tower and turned out not to be as bad as Rapunzel has always been told the outside world would be.

She leaves the tower. 
A lot of times this part is called 'going through the first doorway'. It can also be called the first disaster but sometimes this sounds a little strong and is harder to get you mind around. (A doorway sounds more achievable  than a disaster.)
Her 'mother' finds them.
This point in the story is referred  to as the changing point. Up until now things could have gone back to the way they were before. But now the hero has a choice whether to continue with his/her mission(dream) or to return to the old life the way things where. (If they chose to "Give up on the whole endeavor" well, you end your story. So your story goal  has to be strong enough to keep your hero fighting.

Flynn gets caught and Rapunzel taken. 
This is also called a doorway. One that will close your story. This needs to be the worst thing that has happened so far.  It is supposed to 'commit' your hero to the end of the story. In Tangled it happens when Flynn is captured and sent to prison and Rapunzel goes back with her 'mother' to be locked in the tower. Now there is no way Flynn and Rapunzel will not fight for a better ending to their story. They have to try one last time, as hard as they can to reach there goal and there dreams.

Well bye,

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jamie as a Director

Jamie has been working on a movie as the director
She has a lot of sweaty people to keep happy and she is very good at it. 

I don't really wear glasses but this pair the lenses had fallen out and we thought they would be a fun new touch to my costume.  

Well Bye, 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pictures because I think they are SO cute!

This little man is a really good sport when it comes to filming on really hot days; he just gets out his ice-pack and keeps working. 

Princess Cutie-pie is also very sweet about the long filming days. But she is looking a little tired here. 

The Bad Guy! Well not so very bad. Ryan spends a lot of time being filmed. As the only oder boy in the family he gets put in main roles a lot. 

Well Bye, 

Saturday, June 15, 2013


"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new"
~Albert Einstein~

Well Bye,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Writer's Quotations

This is a very random picture but I really like pictures on posts and this was the only one I had and plus I thought it was really cute! 

"You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it." 
~Neil Gaiman~

"Writers don't write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don't... If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy." 
~Nikki Giovanni~

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
~Groucho Marx~ 

"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." 
~C. S. Lewis~ 

Well bye, 

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Which character from the Ranger's Apprentice series are you?

Evanlyn is really Cassandra, the stubborn princess of Araluen. She is familiar with politics and military strategies, but not survival skills, until she gets her hands on a sling, then she provers herself to be a skillful fighter. 
 by Quibblo

If you've never read the Ranger's Apprentice series this will mean nothing to you, but I think my two very favorite characters in Ranger's Apprentice are Horace and Evanlyn so I liked the test. *smile*

Well Bye,


  1. Count your blessings, not your troubles. 

  2. Learn to live one day at a time. 

  3. Learn to say "I love you," "thank you," and "I appreciate you".

  4. Learn to be a giver and not a getter. 

  5. Seek the good in everyone and everything. 

  6. Pray everyday. 

  7. Do at least one good deed every day. 

  8. Learn to count. Put God first. 

  9. Let nothing bother you. 

  10. Practice the "Do it now" habit. 

  11. Fill your life with good. 

  12. Learn to laugh and learn to cry. 

  13. Learn to practice the Happiness habit.

  14. Learn to fear nothing and no one. 

  15. Learn to let go and let God. 

 ~Author Unknown~ 

Well Bye,