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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Grandparents Visit

Being silly with our pumpkin slices.

Celebrating my grandma's birthday.

My grandpa and grandma visited us again this month. We had a lot of fun playing games and cooking together. I was excited to show them our chickens and the coop my brother and Dad built. My grandma brought us paints and paper for paining. She also bought us some puzzles. It was fun painting together. My grandpa took my brother and me out to breakfast one day early in the morning.


This is my newest little cousin, Jaylene Adriana. She is three months old and so cute! I haven't met her in person yet, but maybe next year I will be able to see and hold her.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Pie

16. Here is how the pumpkin pie looks when it is ready. Yummy!

15. Pie crust, crimped and ready to go.

14. Rolling out the pie crust.

13. Mixing the pumpkin with spices, honey, eggs and milk.

12. Adding spices.

11. Measuring the honey.

10. Adding brown sugar.

9. This is how it looks after blending the chunks of pumpkin.

8. Pumpkin seeds.

7. The inside of the pumpkin.

6. My Grandma Rena removing the rind off the cooked pumpkin.

5. Roasted pumpkin chunks fresh out of the oven!

4. Slicing the top off.

3. Abraham cut the top off of our pumpkin.

2. Here we are with my Grandma removing the stringy matter from the large chunks.

1. Removing the seeds and the stringy matter from the pumpkin.

My grandparents bought us a pumpkin to make baked pumpkin seeds and a pumpkin pie. It was hard work, but we had lots of fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Best Friends

Me and my friends from church.

I am blessed to have wonderful friends who love God and are an encouragement to me. My friends are very talented and some have shown me how to knit and others how to dance.

Backyard Fun

Here is part of our backyard.

Nathan on the tree swing.

Abraham on the swing trying to go as fast as he can.

Video of my brother Nathan.