Jaime is working on reconstructing the blog. It's really in need of something more appealing, now that the template designer can be used. Expect it to look a little--errmmm--out of place and strange for a while!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Thanksgiving went well this year, as it always seems to. We had chicken (and I do mean chicken), stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top (it wasn't too bad either), green beans, and possibly some other foods that I might have missed.

I'm not sure about everyone else, but I'm glad we had chicken rather than turkey. It tastes a whole lot better to me, especially the way Mom makes it with spices all over the top. Mmmmm, I love the skin. With the spices and all sprinkled on the top, the skin tastes so delicious!

We also had pumpkin pie, brownies, and chocolate ice cream for dessert. Pumpkin pie is probably one of my favorite desserts of all of these. I especially like it when it has whipped cream on top. Nobody in the family likes it except for me and Mom. I kind of like it that way, though, because it's all the more for us.

Will and I had to do dishes all that day. We washed the breakfast dishes, the afternoon dishes (which were the dishes that Mom dirtied up when she was making the food for dinner), and finally the dinner dishes. It wasn't too bad, but....you know how washing the dishes is. (At least, I'm assuming you do) We just had to put a good face on it. That reminds me of a poem we have hanging on the kitchen wall. I'm not sure who wrote it, but it's a nice poem, that's for sure. Here it is if you care to read it.

" Thank God for dirty dishes
They have a tale to tell
While other folks go hungry
We're eating very well.
With home and health and happiness,
We shouldn't want to fuss,
For by this stark of evidence
God's very good to us. "

Here are some pictures below:

They won't see me if I hide behind this platter....
I am safe behind the platter
Table set for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Table set for dinner again...
Preparing the dinner...
Making the basket for crescent rolls.
Mom cooking...
Cooking something....Idk what...
PUMPKIN PIE!!!!...and crescent rolls...
All the desserts...mmmmmmm
What's cooking?
Jaime and her funny faces....
Lol what is that supposed to be?
Mmmmmmmmm, I can't wait to eat!
That camera looks tasty!
Lol, no idea...
BIG smile.
Dinner time!!!
C'mon, Court, stop takin' pictures so we can eat!!!
Sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top mmmmm.
Little One (or Faithful) eating her Thanksgiving treat, millet seeds.
Spanky and Fruity eating millet seeds.
...more millet....

....and more eating millet...

Thanks for reading this, and sorry that the pictures weren't so great. We didn't have the best lighting and my camera isn't all that great for taking pictures.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Bible Books Song (Bigsby)

You have to check this out! It's the best Bible books song out there. It's got a great tune too! Check it out!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Raking The Neighbor's Leaves

We got to rake one of our elderly neighbor's leaves today. We only raked half of it though because there were so many. We raked the leaves into a big pile and filled all three of our trashcans with leaves, some of us raking while others ran the leaf-filled trashcans to the ditch behind our house to dump 'em. It was hard to rake because the leaves were damp from last night's rain. But at least we were helping someone out. (Of course, I don't think it's all that worth it to rake leaves since it's good for the ground and all.)

We had used a wheel burrow to help us run the trashcans up the street (Mom's idea) so when it was all finished, I ran Jaime down the street in it.

Mom let us have hot chocolate once we got in the house. Well, I guess that's about it then. So long! By the way, do you like the picture I found?


Monday, November 24, 2008

First Hunting Trip {Pictures}

Here are the pictures of Dad and Will right before they left for their hunting trip. I'm sure Jaime told you all about how it went, so I won't go on repeating everything.


First Hunting Trip Conclusion

Sadly, neither Will nor dad shot anything on their first hunting trip. They might have actually gotten something had there not been dogs running around and barking! While they were waiting for some one to come and pick them up, they got all dressed up in their hunting clothes which included: long johns, sweat pants (I think), socks and wool socks as well, camouflage full suit (shirt and pants connected), an orange vest (so they don't shoot each other by accident), a snow hat, and hunting boots. I think that is all. I didn't pay extreme attention so I'm not completely sure if that's all. Then they got their guns, a cooler to put the meat in if they shot anything, etc. Their ride arrived and they were off. At that time it was about 12:30. Dad didn't take any pictures because there wasn't much to take pictures of. Well, we did get one picture of them before they left. Dad has the camera so when he gets home Court is going to put it on here. But anyway, they didn't get anything because all the deer were probably scared away by the dogs. Hopefully next time they'll get something. That concludes our post for today.

-Jaime Robinson-

Saturday, November 22, 2008

First Hunting Trip

Dad and Will just left the house to go on their first hunting trip. Well, actually, Dad did go out hunting once before on Thursday, but he didn't get to shoot anything. His friend managed to get one deer which he split with Dad. It was pretty gruesome when Mom was cutting it up. We got the hunk of meat with the bullit hole in it, so it was pretty bloody.

I'll post more when they return. Hopefully, they'll have shot some deer. It's pretty cold, so I'm glad I'll not be out there. I'll be posting some pictures when they return.


Friday, November 21, 2008

How Potato Chips Came Into Existence

Just a little summary I did for my Creative Writing assignment...

How Potato Chips Came Into Existence

By: Jaime Robinson

Although potato chips were first made just to please a diner at a restaurant, who didn't like "French-fried potatoes," they soon became an American favorite. George Crum was making French-fried potatoes and one of the diners at his restaurant considered the French-fried potatoes far too thick, so Crum made more that were noticeably thinner, but they also weren't to the diner's liking. Finally, Crum made more that were as thin as paper, and the diner loved the crispness, and so others also ordered them. They were added to Crum's menu and were soon packaged and sold throughout America. In the 1920s, Herman Lay traveled and sold these chips, and so came into existence the brand "Lay's Potato Chips." Crum was the one who invented the first potato chips to please the diner at his restaurant, and now potato chips are one of America's favorite snack products.

-Jaime Robinson-

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Check Out These Holophonics Videos ! ! !

This is so coooooool! You have to watch these 3 videos! But first, get your headphones! You'll be needing them for this to work properly. And if you decide to watch this, can you leave me some feedback? I really want to know what you think! Ok ready to check this out? Here's the first video. Oh, and remember to close your eyes!

Virtual Barber Shop

Virtual Thunder Storm

3D Holophonics


Lydia Is Fine!

We just found out today that baby Lydia is alright. It seems that she found something on the floor and tried to swallow it. Lydia had to have surgery to remove it from her throat. After surgery the doctors discovered that it was a little plastic star that she had tried to swallow and it went down the wrong way. It probably got stuck because it had a bunch of points. But now, After her surgery, Lydia is fine and her family is so happy. Thanks for your prayers!

Isn't she cute?!?!

PS. If you want more information on Lydia, go to http://solidrockranchupdates.blogspot.com/

-Jaime Robinson-

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Get Well Soon Lydia!

I would like to ask all people who visit the blog to please pray for Lydia Wassenberg to get well because she has been sick. I'm sure that her family would appreciate any prayers if you would remember her in your prayers. She swallowed something that makes her cough really bad. (She is a baby.) She has had to visit the hospital a few times already and her family hates to see her coughing. They love her so much. So, please pray for baby Lydia to get well soon.

-Jaime Robinson-

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just Some Cool Websites

If you are looking for some free songs to listen to, I know of a website that has tons of free songs. Of course, it doesn't have only Christian songs. It also has some songs that aren't Christian. But, over all it's a very cool website. You can't make cds or anything, but you can listen to songs on the internet. Also, you can make your own playlist if you sign in on the website. If you want to go to the website, hear is a link. songza.com/

My sister has a miniature website that has some of her favorite things on it. It's not a very big website because she didn't pay to make it. She found out about a website called freewebs.com that helps you make a website without paying money. She first wanted to make puppet shows to preach about God. (She got a video camera for her birthday or Christmas, I can't remember which it was.) Well, she didn't have anything for her to stand behind when she did the puppets. Finally, she got a puppet stand thing, (I can't remember what it is called at the moment. lol), but she just never got around to making shows. So, her website only has videos, games, and such things. If you want you can go to the website. I don't know if Courtney already told about it but hear's a link. stealthy2843.webs.com

Have a nice day! :-)

-Jaime Robinson-

Monday, November 10, 2008


Dreams.....It's strange that even while you're sleeping your brain is still working. Dreams work in the strangest of ways. For instance, you may have one dream where everything is like a play or a skit and you can redo the scenes in your dream, whereas, you may have dreams where everything seems very real, dreams where you are running for your life, being kidnapped, etc.

I've had many different kinds of dreams. I've dreamt that I was a completely different person; I've dreamt dreams where I'm me one minute and someone else the next. I've dreamt of bugs living in my skin that only came out when I got hot (particularly when I was in bed under the covers). Weird! I've even dreamt of places that had bathrooms that had toilets and sinks strewn hopelessly around the room without stalls or anything.

One time I dreamed that my old school teacher, Ms. Mead who was my teacher in 1st & 2nd grade, was into strange, mystical ideas (If you get my meaning). We had, in my dream, driven over to her "house" after she (and some other lady in the cult) had invited us over to discuss religious beliefs. Boy, did that place give me the creeps! Even in my dream, I could feel an evil presence (not that it really was an evil presence that I felt, it just seemed like it in my dream).

Another time I dreamed that Mom ran our Trail Blazer off a cliff and into a lake of some sort. It wasn't really scarey though 'cause we all floated towards the water very sloooooooooooowly.

It seems to me that now all my dreams are controllable. I can create for myself a villain and then simply toss him to the discard pile, or I could just have myself beat 'im up or......well, you get the picture. It's kind of strange because everything in my dreams can change just like that. I could be running for my life one minute, and the next be playing tag with some little kid.

I don't believe I've ever had a nightmare in my life. Don't get me wrong, I have had some freaky-ish dreams but nothing you could really call a nightmare. God has been really good to this family, protecting our minds from Satan's grasping talons.

Sleepwalking is one of the strangest types of dreaming. Your mind is stuck in another world while your body is back in the real world. I don't believe I've ever sleep walked in my life, but it sure would be an adventure, don't you think? My brother has done it a few times.

Mom and Dad said that one time, when Will was 4 or 5 maybe, he, in the middle of the night, walked into their room and started pressing buttons on the TV. When asked what in the world he was doing, Will replied with a, "I'm trying to get a drink!" After several unsuccessful attempts, Will simply gave up on the "soda fountain" and returned to his bed, the fire in his parched throat had yet to be quenched. Pretty weird, huh?

That reminds me.... Have you ever had a time when you were half asleep and all of a sudden it's like you're falling, and then you "hit the bottom" and jump awake? Do you understand what I'm trying to say? Sorry, but it's kind of hard to put into words. Ever had that happen to you? It's happened to me a few times....it's really....weird... I don't know any other way to explain it.....

Well, I reckon I'll be done writing for now, but if you care to tell me of some of your dreaming experiences, feel free to write me at EivarlostOfEverlasting@gmail.com. What's with my email address? Who's Eivarlost?

Pretty stupid really.... I liked the word everlasting, took 'everlast,' changed a few letters, added an 'i' and (walla!) Eivarlost. Stupid? ......Mom hates the name..... Why, you ask? ...because she thinks it sounds like 'everlost.' Maybe it does. I...I still see it as only a name though. She seems to think otherwise. I don't know that she's right, but I don't know that she's wrong either. If God shows me that it's wrong, then fine I'll let the name go, but if it's just a name, and no harm in it, then....I don't know.

I really like it because, well, it's so unique. It's a name that noone in all the world has ever thought of but me. I just want a name for myself. Different, unique, so that I'm the only one with it. A name is special, and that's why I like it. Plus, heh, it's got all my favorite letters in it: 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 's', and 't'. What's so special about them? I don't know. I only see Eivarlost as a name with no meaning. Come to think of it, my full name has all of those letters too. Not that it has any meaning....

Sorry, I'm rambling on about things of no importance. I'll stop now. God bless and good night! ....or day if it is that where you live...lol, sorry.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Roller Blading

Of the many things I enjoy doing, rollerblading is one of my favorites. My dad, who skates very well, taught me and Will to skate when we were only about 4 and 5 (Will's the younger of us two in case you didn't know), so now we both enjoy skating as well. Jaime was a late comer, and when she was about 7 or 8 maybe, possibly 6, Will and I showed her the basics and got her started. She picked it up very quickly and has improved a great deal over the years.

Once in a while we head over to the skating rink to rollerblade for an hour or two (sorry I don't watch the time). We usually go when our friends, the Wassenburgs and the Lockwoods go. We kids skate and talk, while the parents are content to just sit together and converse.

I love thinking when I skate, speeding around the rink with thoughts racing through my mind... Half the time I'm not even thinking about what I'm doing; I'm just......skating I guess.

Tips for Rollerbladers:

I know I'm not the best person to go to for tips, but I do have some experience on the subject.

Tip #1 Buckle skates are not the best skates to use, even for beginners. I advise you to skates with maybe a buckle and laces. They're usually better quality than the all buckle skates.

Don't get hockey skates unless you don't like making your ankles somewhat sore. They usually don't have much padding inside which can result in your getting blisters.

Also do not get skates that are almost completely made of plastic (they're bad quality and they can also give you blisters). Rather get skates with more material than plastic. AND MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT SIZE!!!

Tip #2 Wheels. If you prefer not to slip every five seconds, make sure to get rubber wheeled blades. Again, they are better quality. Trust me on this.

I used to have the worst skates with the worst wheels. The skates were practically all plastic, as well as the wheels. I slipped around all the time. I believe that the rubber wheels grip the floor a lot better than the plastic cheapies.

Tip #3 Posture. When skating, do not stand straight up, nor bend over too much. Rather slightly bend your knees and keep your arms close. No flailing! It really does help in keeping your balance.

Tip #4 Roller blades or roller skates? If your just starting, you might want to stick with roller blades. They're a lot easier to skate with especially when your just starting. Many people seem to think that roller skating is easier, but it really isn't. At least, I don't believe it is.

Roller skates are much harder to keep your balance with, because, first of all, they (or most of them it seems) have plastic wheels. Also, they are very easily tipped backwards and forwards since there are only 2 wheels on each side.

Inline skates (or roller blades), on the other hand, are not tipped so easily. Don't get me wrong. You can fall on roller blades, but they don't tip so easily. Also roller blades are, for the most part, made with rubber wheels.

I think ice skating is also pretty cool, although I've only been ice skating twice in my life: once for my birthday and once when my uncle, Mike, took us kids.

Uncle Mike's pretty cool. He's best uncle I've ever had. He just got married a short time ago to a lady named Cheryl. Well, I'm going to wrap this up, tie on a bow, and stick it right here. Lol just playing!