Friday, December 4, 2009

Pictures From The Mysterious Islands Movie Premiere

In front of the theater. We arrived very early!

Waiting for the movie to start.

In line to get our posters signed.

Mr. Doug Philips daughters, Jubilee and Virginia.

My Dad and his friend from church. I was happy that my Dad was able to make it on time to see the movie. His co-worker wanted to go home as soon as their business meeting ended so my Dad rode with him and helped him drive 7 hours back home! My Dad drove fast and made it back on time!

Last month we went went to see the new movie The Mysterious Islands. It was very exciting and we learned alot about Darwin and the evil theory of evolution. The movie showed us how wrong Darwin is. The movie showed alot of different animals from the Galapagos Islands. The animals were amazing and interesting to learn about. God is the creator of EVERYTHING!

My Thanksgiving 2009

Children eating.

Baby Jenna. She's so cute!

My friends from church who just moved here.

My little brother. I think he's very handsome. Don't you?

My brothers with some friends watching one of the boys pop johnny poppers.

My handsome brothers.

A little pilgrim.

Isn't he cute!

There was so much delicious food. It was a feast!

My little brother eating.

He loved the Cranberry Jello. It was good!

Me and my brothers eating on the back porch.

Thanksgiving songs.

Ladies chatting.

Fernandez family singing.

In line for the feast.

I love Thanksgiving!

I have been wanting to write about my Thanksgiving but I haven't had a chance until right now. We were guests of a family from our church. We spend almost the whole day in their home. There were a lot of other families there too. It was very fun. I enjoyed spending time with my friends. At night some of us girls played tag in the dark. That was exciting!

I have a lot to thank God for. He has blessed me with many blessings. I am especially thankful that my mom is going to have a baby. I can't wait until our baby is born!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My First Sewing Project

The Project Challenge:
Create a set of matching pillowcases for our front porch chairs.

Here we have two mismatched useless pillows.

Material on hand: an old full size bed skirt that once belonged to my brother.

Learning sewing machine basics.
To begin with, my mom taught me how to thread our sewing machine.

She also showed me how to thread and use the bobbin.

My mom went over the basics of setting tension levels and stitch length.

Cutting off the elastic of the bed skirt.

More trimming.

Practice sewing on scraps.

Pinning two pieces of the bed skirt together to make a wider piece.

All nicely stitched together and ready to sew into a pillow case.

The first pillowcase is ready. The pillow fit well after a few adjustments and the bottom opening was sewed together. Beautiful!

The next day: Repeating the same steps to complete the second pillowcase.

Sewing up the pinned sides.

The completed pillows on our front porch. My mom thinks they look wonderful and so do I!

My mom is now giving me sewing lessons and sewing projects to work on. Last week my Mom showed me how to use her sewing machine and I started my first project. My first project was to make pillowcases for two mismatched pillows. My mom wanted the pillows for two of our front porch chairs. I had a lot of fun working on this project and I can't wait to learn more. My next project will be to make doll clothes for my Samantha doll that my grandma bought me. I am excited!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Special Letter

I am so excited. Yesterday, my dad called all of us to the living room and told us he had a letter that he wanted to read us. He wouldn't tell us who the letter was from.

This is what it said:

"Dear Daddy,
I can't wait to meet you on August 1, 2010! I love you already.
Love, Your Baby
P.S. My Mommy is so happy!

My Mom is pregnant! My Dad shared that my Mom had just given him that letter. I was so happy that I jumped all around the living room, yelling, "Thank You, God!" I pray that God will allow us to have this little baby. I already love my baby sister or brother and I can't wait until she or he is born!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Mysterious Islands

This is where we will be tonight! I am very excited. Yesterday, my Dad had to go to a business meeting in another state. He is going to try to be back to see the film with us. I hope he can because I miss him already. I am going to take pictures of the cast and filmmakers and post them on my blog this week.

You can learn more about the "Mysterious Islands" movie by clicking here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mini Pizzas

This is a fun and easy treat to make. It is good for birthdays (little children love them) or a quick snack. I hope you will enjoy making them.

You will need:

English muffins,or bagels

2Tbs of pizza sauce for each pizza (1 jar of pizza sauce will go a very long way)

shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)

and sliced pepperoni.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrease Fahrenheit. Spread pizza sauce on the English muffin. Sprinkle cheese on the English muffins. Put four slices of pepperoni on top. Place them on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven.
Take them out after five to 8 minutes. Serve warm with a salad or by themselves.

You can be as creative as you want with these pizzas by adding different toppings such as: onions, olives, peppers, ham, or sausage. Yum!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Couple of Pictures

I was looking at our old pictures on our computer and I liked these. I think my brother looks so cute in this picture. He is looking at a leaf.

My brother Joshua when he was one year old.

Me, last year in California.

Friday, October 30, 2009

An Interview with My Beautiful Girlhood

Dear friends,

Pull up your chair, fill up a pretty teacup with your favorite tea and enjoy the following interview in celebration of My Beautiful Girlhood’s first birthday!


Merisa, please share with your readers, how you began your blog?:

My mom enjoys reading her favorite Christian blogs and I would comb her hair and read them together with her. This is how I learned what blogs were. When my brother Abraham was baptized last year my parents encouraged him to start a blog. When I saw his blog, I decided I wanted to have a blog too. I was very excited to have a blog because I love to write.

Why did you choose the name My Beautiful Girlhood for you blog?

My mom and I were thinking about names for my blog and I chose“Beautiful Girlhood” because at that time my mom and I were reading and studying the book, Beautiful Girlhood. We looked up that blog name, but it was already taken, so we added “My” to Beautiful Girlhood, so it’s now, My Beautiful Girlhood.

What is the purpose of your blog?

The purpose of my blog is to encourage other girls to live a beautiful life before God. I think I can do this by sharing my own life. I want to please God and I think it is encouraging when girls see how other girls are living for God.

How can a girl live a beautiful life before God?

By obeying God. One way I obey God is by obeying my parents, because it is one of His commandments. Also, by loving to be a girl because this is who God created me to be. It is important to love being a girl and to be feminine. I love pretty things and I try to be a lady. It is also beautiful for me to be happy at home and do all my work with a happy heart.

Do you have any special plans for your blog?

Yes, I want to post more recipes and videos of me cooking. I also am writing a series about getting along with brothers. I have three brothers so I know a lot about brothers.

What do you like most about blogging?

Comments. I love to get comments and it’s exciting to read what people think about my blog. It is also exciting to know that my life can encourage others. I put Clustrmaps on my blog and it tells you the countries where people are reading your blog. I was so excited to see that people from far countries like India and Germany were reading my blog. It’s amazing.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy First Birthday to my Blog!

Last year my mom took many pictures of me for my blog. The picture that is on my banner is the one we chose for my blog.

Me, one year later. This picture was taken just a few days ago.

My blog, My beautiful Girlhood, turned one today! One year ago my Mom helped me start my blog. I love writing in my blog. It is exciting to know that other girls and my family are reading what I write. I want God to be pleased with my blog. Thank you for visiting my blog. Remember to leave a comment. I love getting comments.

On Friday, October 30, I will be having an online "Tea Party" to celebrate My Beautiful Girlhood blog's first birthday. My mom will be interviewing me and I will post the final interview. Send me any questions if you have any. I would love to hear from you. Join me for a cup of tea on Friday. It will be great to have you as my special guest.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tea Party

My tea table. Isn't it pretty?

Ready for friends.

Delicious treats.

Raquel and her mother, Mrs. R.

Me and my Mom.

Today I had a tea party in my home for my friend, Raquel. I wanted to have a high tea and I did! I made mini chicken pot pies and my mom made chicken curry sandwiches and vegetable crackers with a tuna & vegetable salad on top. For dessert, I made brownies and scones. I also served mini powdered donuts for dessert. There was strawberry jam and butter for the scones. We had different teas and sugar and cream for the tea.

I had a very nice time with my friend and my mom had a nice time with her friend too.

I had Cherry Vanilla tea and my mom had English Breakfast tea that she liked very much.

This was my first tea party that I put together. It was alot of fun and now I want to make another tea party soon. I have more recipes that I want to bake next time. One recipe that I want to try is Salami and Cheese Puffs. It sounds very good and looks easy to make. I also want to make fruit tarts.

My friend gave me a pretty tea pot frame for a gift. I will put it in my room.