Saturday, September 30, 2006

Birthday party.

Yesterday, was our Mom's birthday. We had her birthday party last night. The Laverty's and Stuart came over.There was lots of food. We really enjoyed it. Here is some of the photos.

Tracey (with pizza) and Lydia (with barbeque chicken wings).

Mom's birthday cake.

Mom and Joel.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Happy birthday to the best Mom in the world!
We love you.
Today, is our Mom's birthday. Please go to her blog and wish her a happy birthday.
We are going to have her a birthday party afterwhile and post pictures of it tomorrow.
Also, please go to Ethel's blog and wish her a happy anniversary.
3 sisters

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Calligraphy Lessons

Mom and I had our first calligraphy lesson yesterday. There's 13 in a class. We will be having one lesson a week for the next seven weeks. Jacquie, the teacher, taught us the basic italic skeleton lettering. It was very interesting!! For the first 3-4 weeks of the lessons we will use pencils instead of pens. Each week will get harder, and on the 8th week will be doing a special project. I'm really looking forward to the next lesson!!

This is one of my first attempts at forming the letters.

The basic italic letters


Saturday, September 23, 2006

I finished crocheting Hannah's purse today. Here is a picture of it.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Folk Park

Today, we went to the Ulster transport and folk museum. Here is some of the pictures of the Folk Park.

Old houses.

Old shoes at the shoe cobbler shop.

Hannah and Dad beside something that harvests grain.

An old Irish cottage.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Our Day.....

Today, Lydia went to the Bangor hospital to have her splint removed. Her finger is healing slowly!! We went to the Christian Book shop today and dropped off some film to be developed at the print shop. We played curbsie and I showed the neighborhood kids Tannin again this evening. We are expecting another very stormy night. We are getting the effects of Gordon the hurricane. Stuart and the Laverty's came over tonight. Mom fixed meatballs, mmm they where great!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Bracelets and Key Chains

Lydia, Hannah, and I have been making beaded key chains and bracelets. Here's some of the photos......
Hannah made this bracelet........
Lydia made this one.....

I made this key chain..........
Lydia made this one........

I made this one....


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hello, we just got back from church a little while ago. We wanted to give you an update of what we have been doing lately. Tomorrow, we are going to do our school and visit the campers. On Thursday, Lydia is going to the doctor about her broken finger. Next week, Grace and our Mom are going to start their calligraphy lessons. It is an 8 week course. They will be taking their lessons at the Down County museum. They are really looking forward to it. Also, next week is Mom's birthday. Her birthday day is on Sept. 29th.

3 sisters

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Story Behind It.......


Horatio G. Spafford, 1828-1888
Philip P. Bliss, 1838-1876

Unclouded skies and gentle winds do nothing to test our vessel of faith. It takes the storm and tempest to prove the strength of our trust in the Almighty.The prophet Isaiah records that, God keeps in perfect peace all who trust in Him. (Isa. 26.3).Nowhere is this truth more aptly illustrated than in the story which accompanies the writing of the hymn "It Is Well With My Soul".Horatio G. Spafford lived, with his wife and four daughters, in Chicago. He was a lawyer by profession and a devout and sincere Christian.One day in 1873 he stood on the quayside in Chicago and bid farewell to his family as they set sail to visit relatives in far off Europe. He was not to realise that he would never see most of them again.Some days later their ship, bound for Le Havre in France collided with another steamship in mid-Atlantic, and sank almost immediately.Before it did so, however, Mrs Spafford was able to have a prayer with her children and commit them to the mercy of the Lord. That was the last time she would ever see them on this earth.Fortunately, a lifeboat spotted Mrs Spafford and she was rescued. When she arrived in Britain, with the rest of the survivors, she sent her husband this terse, but telling message: 'SAVED ALONE.'The words struck Horatio Spafford with full force, and, understandably, plunged him into deep sorrow. He left for England, without delay, to comfort his grief-stricken wife.The American evangelist D.L. Moody and his associate, singer Ira D. Sankey, were conducting a campaign in Edinburgh at the time. They were personal friends of the Spaffords and came down to London to give whatever help and comfort they could. They found their friends in surprisingly good spirits, strong in faith and able to say through their tears, 'It is well; the will of God be done.'Three years after that tragedy, Mr. Spafford wrote his hymn "It Is Well With My Soul", in memory of his four precious daughters. Happily each of them had personally received Jesus Christ as Saviour before embarking on that fateful voyage.It would be very difficult for any of us to predict how we would react under circumstances similar to those experienced by the Spaffords. But we do know that the God who sustained them would also be with us.No matter what circumstances overtake us may we be able to say with Horatio Spafford-

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,When sorrows like sea billows roll;Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,It is well, it is well with my soul. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control,That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,And hath shed His own blood fro my soul!It is well ... with my soul!
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Hello, today we went to the Newtownards market to buy some flowers. Mom did some baking today. She made pumkin pie, cheesecake, banana bread, and chocolate cookies. They look DELICIOUS! Stuart is lending Grace his 35mm camera and developing equipment. She's having lots of fun taking pics and developing them!!! Grace is experimenting with all the different lenses. Stuart and Grace are going to delevop some photos tonight. Well we have to go and help Mom with dinner, Have a great weekend,

3 Sisters

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Blogs of Interest

Mom has updated her blog. She posted about the conversion of a British humorist. It's worth the read!!!

Lydia's Spiritual birthday was yesterday. Wish her a very happy Spiritual birthday!

David posted more pictures on his blog!! Check them out!!

Hannah made a duck today!! She posted it on her blog.

Ethel posted pics of their trip to the Transport Museum.

They're very good!!

Hope you'll enjoy looking at these blogs!!


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

BBQ on Saturday

Pictures of the BBQ on Saturday

Sophie riding her bike



Hannah cooking on the bbq grill.

Grace eating a chinese rib


Saturday we went to the GRAND OPENING of Bro David's Creation Museum. He's displaying his collection of rocks, fossils, and other artifacts of great interest that proclaim there is a CREATOR!! He's using a room in his home for that purpose. We also had a bbq - The food was very good!!!

Here's some of the pics we took of the museum---

David and his wife Tracey in the museum

These are the belemites that David found at White Park Bay.

This a piece of amber with spiders and insects in it

David's collection of fossils shark's teeth

A nautilod

David and Grace

Friday, September 08, 2006

Donaghadee Lighthouse

Today, we took Kevin and Betsy (they've been staying with the Laverty's for the past week), to the Donaghadee Lighthouse and the Down County Museum.
Click here for photos of the museum.

The Lighthouse

The Rescue Boat

Lydia and Hannah


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Yesterday, we had a Ladies day out in Bangor. We rode the bus into Bangor (a town about five miles from where we live.) The day included- shopping - shopping and LOTS more SHOPPING!! We had a bunch of fun!!
Hannah eating her sub!

Megan enjoying her happy meal!!

Our Mom, Betsy, and Tracey eating buns at the Food Court in the Bangor mall.

Friday, September 01, 2006

A song for Tannin

Sis Kristi wrote and sent us this song via email about Grace's lizard. We thought it was really cute!!! (to the tune of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.)
Tannin, the bearded dragon,
lives in Northern Ireland
He is a pet of Grace Fox,
He has pretty little hands

All of the Fox gals love him
Even with his little spikes
Grace feeds him worms and crickets
This is what he really likes

Then one day he'll look around
Think, "Hey, I'm really loved!
Think I'll stay and hang around
They feed me real good grub!"

OH! Tannin is really happy
Grace and Hannah, Lydia too
If you get a bearded dragon,
I'm sure he'll have a happy home too!!
Thank you Sis. Kristi!