Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Thanksgiving

Me as an Indian Princess.
My Aunt Becky and my Nana.
Thanksgiving Dinner...yummy.

Abraham, as Mr. William Bradford, playing, "Thank You, Lord."

More Thanksgiving Photos

Indian Princess.

My brother listening to our speaches.

Playing Bible Apples to Apples. It was so funny.

My grandpa and grandma and Mr. William Bradford.

Thanksgiving Photos 2008

My uncle Jonathan and my three brothers.

My Mom, my uncle and me.
My Dad, Aunt Becky, and me.
My Uncle went home with Jesus this year and this was my Aunts first Thanksgiving without him.

My Thanksgiving

Hello. So how was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great. My mom made costumes for me and my brothers. I was Pocahontas. Pocahontas was not around on the first Thanksgiving. I just wanted to be an indian princess. After studying her life, my family thinks that she may have helped start good relationships with the Indians and new settlers even before the pilgrims came to America. Maybe...

My brother Abraham, was William Bradford, the first governor of Plymouth Plantation. My little brother was an indian. He didn't want to wear his costume because he woke up sick. I was sick too and didn't get to eat that much food, but I had fun anyway.

We had dinner at my grandpa and grandma's house. We made a Thanksgiving program for them. My dad read a Psalm and sang, my mom read about Thanksgiving history, my brother played, "Thank You, Lord" on his guitar. He also read about William Bradford's life. I read about Pocahontas life and how she helped the Jamestown settlers. My three year old brother said a bible verse. My baby brother, Joshua, just ran around. When we sang songs, he was dancing. Joshua loves to dance.

The food was great too. My mom made the turkey and stuffing and my dad made his famous mashed potatoes. My dad said our turkey was the biggest turkey we ever had. It was really big. My grandma had pumpkin, cherry and apple pie. My mom also made her famous lime jello with pineapple and nuts that she said she has been making every Thanksgiving since my brother and I were babies.

This is the second year we dressed up and it is now our new tradition. We like it very much.

Last year I was a pilgrim girl and I pretended that I was a real pilgrim and told everyone my sad story of my family that died of sickness. I carried a baby who was my little sister who survived.

I am thankful for: my daddy and mommy, my brothers, my home, my grandpa and grandma, my nana, my abuelitos, my aunts and uncles and cousins, my clothes, our car, food to eat, my hands that help me cook and do good things and my feet that let me jump and play.

I will post pictures of our Thanksgiving tonight. Bye.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

We have been very busy at our home this week. We went grocery shopping today and bought our turkey. My mom is making our costumes for Thanksgiving. I am going to be Pocohontas and I will tell her story. My brother, Abraham will be Governor Bradford and my little brothers will be indians. I am very excited. I am going to make a pumpkin custard. We will be finishing our crafts tomorrow and cleaning alot too.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Call 2008

We were near the front of the stage.

My Dad, me and my brothers.

Praying for mercy.

Taking a nap.

My Mom, me and my Dad.

On Saturday, November 2, we attended The Call together with my family and with thousands of other Christians to pray for the state of California. I experienced the presence of God as we prayed for mercy for California and our nation. We prayed, cried, sang and danced before the Lord.

We were in a huge baseball stadium. It was hot, but it didn't bother us because we were in God's presence. Even my little brother prayed and then he laid down and rested on the floor mats.

I liked hearing the stories of people whose lives were changed because their family was praying for them.

The Call's website is TheCall.com

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

CFS (Christian Family Schools) Family Camp

Me, enjoying some camp "junk food."

My big brother in his very own tent.

My Dad and my brother set up our two room tent.

Hi , I just went to a family camp two weeks ago! It was very fun. There were many Christian home school families who went. My Dad's friend named Jake Simpson was the leader of the camp. There was a ventriloquist show, rock climbing, and even a lady who showed people how to square dance.
A man named Little Bear Wheeler was the speaker. He taught about the pilgrims and how they came to America. He told stories about their sacrifices for their children. He talked about Squanto, his life and how he was a big blessing to the pilgrims. I knew some of the stories because we studied them last year in school. I liked listening to all of Little Bear's stories. They were very interesting and some were sad. He knew so many things about how the Indians lived in America before the pilgrims came.
This was my second time going to this camp. My brother and I prayed we would be able to go this year and God answered our prayers. Here are some pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

More CFS Family Camp Pictures


My cute three year old brother.

My brother getting ready to eat a leaf.

My family with Little Bear Wheeler.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

As Unto the Lord

One day my mom was busy washing clothes and I had to help take care of my little brother. I didn't feel like taking care of him because I wanted to sew. I remembered that when I obey my Mom that I obey God. I wanted to please God so I picked a happy heart and told my Mom that I would help her with the baby. The Bible says to work "As unto the Lord..." When I do my work it is like I am working for God. When I think about this verse it helps me to obey even when I don't feel like it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Brothers

I have 3 brothers. My big brother's name is Abraham. He is fun to play with. He loves to read and is always sharing what he reads with me. He knows a little about everything and always wants to know more! My brother also has a blog.

My little brother is three years old. He is very cute and is loving to me. My little brother likes me to read to him. I like to teach him things.

I have a baby brother too. He is one years old and he is so cute. He calls me Mamma and likes me to hold him.

My Beautiful Girlhood

Hello, my name is Merisa. I am nine years old. I am a home schooled Christian girl. I have three brothers and I am the only girl. I have wonderful parents that I love. I love God with all my heart and thank Him for everything he gives me.

I am starting this blog because I would like to encourage other girls to be beautiful Godly girls in their homes. I am encouraged when I see other girls living for the Lord and I hope that my life may also be a blessing to others.

I love to write and this will be my special place to share my thoughts. My mom and I are reading Beautiful Girlhood and we chose "My Beautiful Girlhood" to be the name of my blog. I am in my "girlhood" and I want it to be beautiful to the Lord.