Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Me, with a friend of our's baby. He's the cutest little guy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Destination Disney.

My mom has decided to get back into doing Destination Disney - where she'll post a question, and people will answer it with pictures and stuff on their blogs. This week's question is:
Do you do character meals when you visit the Disney parks?
If so, which one(s) have you done?

Here are some pictures from our Disney trips, from our character meals.

With the Princesses:

With Pooh and Friends:

Friday, January 22, 2010

I thought that i would...

....explain the title of my blog for everyone.
I know that I would be wondering exactly what this meant, if I was on someone else's blog, and that was their title.

The real inspiration, is of course, that I, and other Christians, still trust in God for everything that is going on in this crazy country. That makes sense.

But the other inspiration, is a song by Diamond Rio, that I really liked, called In God We Still Trust. It's a song that was banned from country music radio stations because it was politically incorrect.

**be sure to pause my music player, before you watch the video.

Here are the lyrics to the song:
You place your hand on His Bible, when you swear to tell the Truth
His name is on our greatest Monuments, and all our money too,
And when we Pledge allegiance, there's no doubt where we stand,
There is no separation, we're one Nation under Him.

In God We Still Trust
Here in America
He's the one we turn to every time
The goin' gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Now there are those among us, who want to push Him out,
And erase His name from everything, this country's all about,
From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse, they're Silencing His Word,
Now it's time for all Believers, to make our Voices heard.

In God We Still Trust,
Here in America
He's the one we turn to every time
The goin' gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Here in America
Here in America
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America

Monday, January 11, 2010

I can't seem to...

... be consistent about posting. I thought that moving over to blogspot would make me want to post more, but apparently, I was wrong.
I guess that nothing much interesting has happened lately. I've been doing a lot of writing, both for myself, and for Kids of Faith, and Beautiful in Christ. That has kept me busy.
Reading hasn't been something that I've been doing as much lately. Usually, I go in this phases, where I'll write a lot, and never read, or that I'll read a lot and never write. It's like I don't have time for one of them, when I'm doing a lot of the other.

School has been going well since I started back up after the holidays, but I really don't like math. I never have really liked math - probably since around 4th grade, but I really don't like it this year. I'm doing accounting this year, and I really am not enjoying it. I thought that it would be something simple to take before I take geometry next year, but now I wish I would've just gone onto geometry.
Accounting really isn't easy. My dad is an accountant, so that does help a little, but it's pretty difficult, as well. It's hard for me, a person who doesn't like math, at all, to really understand it. Okay, enough of that. :P

So, this week, there isn't much going on. Tomorrow, we go to the dentist- oh joy! Haha. Other than that, that's about it.

Hopefully I'll have something GOOD to post about soon!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fool's Gold by Melody Carlson

Hannah doesn't think she'll ever be able to keep up with the rich girls—but that doesn't stop her from trying. In the process, Hannah is forced to come to grips with what she values most: beauty on the inside, or beauty on the outside.

MELODY CARLSON is the best-selling author of more than one hundred books, including young adult favorites Dark Blue, Deep Green, Torch Red, Pitch Black , and Burnt Orange —the first five books in the TRUECOLORS series. She has two grown sons and enjoys an active lifestyle of hiking, skiing, and biking. Melody lives in the beautiful Oregon Cascade Mountains with her husband and Labrador retriever.

This is the sixth book in the True Colors series by Melody Carlson. I have not read the first 5- but got this book to review- and wasn't sure if I was going to be able to catch up, since I hadn't read the first 5.
But I found that all these books, are about different people. They don't have the same characters - and this book was a fun read.
It was also a quick read- I read it in a day and a half. It wasn't my favorite Melody Carlson book- but it was a pretty short book.
The girl in the story, Hannah, is a missionary-kid, and she goes to the states for the summer to spend it with family. She gets caught up in buying expensive clothes and expensive everything, because the family she is staying with is rich.
Like I said, this was not my favorite Melody Carlson book - I have read the Mixed Bags series, and in my opinion, I like them more.
But if you're into teen fiction, and are looking for a quick read, that will most likely capture your attention and make you want to finish the book - I think this is one for you.

*I have received this book free from Navpress, in exchange for my review.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio

I just got finished reading this book- and even though I myself, didn't get it to review, I decided that I would review it as well.

I kinda grew up on Diamond Rio music- well, all country music. But my mom was (and still is) a fan of Diamond Rio- so we have some of their CDs, and I've listened to a lot of their music growing up.
I still, to this day, love the old hits like, "Meet in the Middle", "Mirror, Mirror", and "Bubba Hyde."
I also love some of the newer ones, like "I Believe", and "In God We Still Trust" (which happens to be the name of my blog).

This book- it took me a while to read, probably because I go through these fazes, where either I write, or I read- and when I started this book, I was in a writing mode! :P
But I loved learning about all their lives- and how they have grown as a band- and as Christians.
They talk about their faith- and now, they are moving from the country genre, to the Christian Contemporary genre. Their first Christian CD- The Reason- came out in September. I haven't purchased it yet- I know that we will soon.
I loved looking at the old pictures that were in the books- from when all the band members were kids, and growing up, and since they were a band. It was really neat to see what they looked like when they were younger- and how different (or the same) they look now! :)
Diamond Rio has been together for 20 years now- since the newest member joined the band.
All in all, I LOVED the book. It was a great read- and I would recommend it to anyone- but I think that Diamond Rio fans would enjoy it more than people who aren't fans of them, or never heard their music. Parts of the book could be confusing if you've never heard their music. :)

Christmas Party (LATE)

Yesterday, was my father's family Christmas party. It was a lot of fun- and I really enjoyed the time that I had there.

The grandkids in the Strawser family exchange names- and from one of my many cousins- I got the new Carrie Underwood CD "Play On."
I really like it- I wasn't exactly sure if I was gonna- but I really do love all the songs on the CD. My favorites are:
"Cowboy Casanova"
"Undo It"
"Songs Like This."

If you have the CD- what are your favorite songs on this CD?

Today, there isn't much going on- we went to church this morning- I was in the nursery- which, I don't mind to do at all! I love the little kids.
After church, we went to my grandparents' house for lunch- and hung out there for a while, before we came home.

Tomorrow, we start back up with school. Ugh. I'm not really looking forward to that- after being off for a while. :P