Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wheat Kernals

This is a quick post because we are busy, but without wheat our family would be lost? How about y'all?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (sort of)

I don't know what he is.

And Rachel is being Mrs. Vader.
Notice the hat is turned like a bonnet.

Only At Our House!!


If you have never grown Moonflowers you should. They are the night time version of morning glories. Except different!!

They grow into a huge vine that grows these huge white sweet smelling flowers. They are such a favorite here at our house. We love them every year. We just planted our sprouts around the tower and the house.

What are you growing?


Monday, April 26, 2010

Look At That Face!!

This face brought home the front end of a huge rabbit last week. JUST THE HEAD AND FRONT FEET!!!! Wow. She was so proud of it. She carried it around until Ryan buried it. Farm Life.


Playing Outside in the Sun and the Rain...

Well, today is kind of gloomy. But yesterday was beautiful. We played outside almost the whole day. It was so much fun.

The garden is coming in and everything is green and pretty. I love


Saturday, April 24, 2010

God and Government - Family Government

  • The first governing institution was the family. God emphasized it by putting them over all of creation.
  • Self government is developed in the home by the father and mother (the family). Some influences that destroy this training ground of self government are divorce, etc.
  • The result of poor family government is wicked sinful children: those who are shameful to their parents and an abomination to the Lord.
  • If a person can govern himself well he can in turn govern his family well. If he can both himself AND his family well he may lead and govern in the church and civil institutions.
  • Family government is where our Godly leaders are trained. If it functions well our Godly leaders are trained well.
  • Through the family we learn of of authority and submission: Children to the parents, wife to the husband, husband to the Lord.


God and Government - Self Government

  • The first principle of a governmental system is self government. Self government relies on wisdom and the Fear of the Lord. For the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
  • The motivation for self government begins in the knowledge that we are here to do the Lord's work. This in turn requires discipline.
  • Our hearts are naturally wicked and all that proceeds from it id evil, but for the mercy of God.
  • By being reborn and recreated by the One True God, only then are we able to self -govern ourselves.'
  • We need less state government when everyone has self government.
  • Self government leads to wisdom of speech. If you govern your mouth well you prove you have control of yourself.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sheer Beauty

My path is long and stony
the end is not in sight.

My steps falter, I grow weary,
and I must rest at night.

But always in the morning
I rise and journey on.

For though I weary and may fall
my path will lead me home.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 18 1775

Hardly a man is now alive who remembers
that famous day and year…

Today is the day of Paul Revere’s ride and I love today.
I don’t really know why I like today so much, but I do! At the beginning of this month I was sitting in the school room doing math when it hit me, it was April!, and I said “hey y’all it’s April!”. Then I went back to doing my math and every one just nodded and said “Yes Rachel” .
But anyway, I thought I would just talk about today for fun.

I always felt kind of sorry for William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott, they did and really good job too that night, but Paul is the one every one knows about.
William Dawes started out from the other side of Boston (meaning opposite Paul Revere) and met Paul at Lexington. Then about half way to Concord they got stopped by some British Regulars and he and Paul had to turn back.
Samuel Prescott met Paul Revere and William Dawes in Lexington and went with them and it was he that actually got to Concord.

By the way if you haven't read Paul Revere’s ride by H.W. Longfellow you should. I really like it. I thought that it was interesting that in that poem. It sounds like it was Paul’s idea but it wasn’t, it was Dr. Joseph Warren’s
Well I’ve said to much, if you are anything like me you will look at that and say, “oh that’s to long to read! Where are the pictures?”!!!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dancing the Night Away!

Last night we all gathered at a friend's to practice for our next ball in May! (Thank you Olivia for hosting!!!)

We learned (or we are close to learning) The Circle Waltz, the Gay Gorden, the Polka, the Waltz, and the dance form the BBC Pride and Prejudice. That last one is a little hard to get, but I REALLY like it!!! We can't wait till the next lesson!!!! Thank you Ferrills!!

For more photos go to Teaching Good Things.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Photo Shoot - Check!

Well, our photo shoot is accomplished!!! We had so much fun, hte lady who did us is the sweetest young mom with five boys. She also homeschools and loves big families. The whole photo shoot she was sweet, kind, and very fun. We loved every moment. After she left my siblings had another photo shoot - compliments of E~R~I~N~

Now onto to dance practice!!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Our Week!

Monday - Clean/School

Tuesday - Clean/School

Wednesday - Piano Lessons/School

Thursday - Photo Shoot/School

Friday - Dance Lessons

Saturday - Babysitting/Concert/School

Sunday - Church/Violin Performance/Lunch with a Friend/ Bible Study

WOW!!! Pray for us to not fall apart in the middle of all this!!!


Our Weather is Warming up...

And my Little Brother is getting cuter!!!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bad Photos, but a Good Time!

We are now getting to play in the orchestra at our church on Sundays!! We are having an unbelievably good time!!! We just played our second Sunday and it was GREAT!!! I love it!!



I don't know what ANYBODY was doing in the first picture! Erin is hiding and everyone else is laughing. Who knows?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Viva la Vida and A Camera

Yesterday, I was going through photos and I found these!!! This is what you get when you leave a musical nut alone with a camera!!!! Only Erin!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Lovely Costume or Church Dress!

I just LOVE this shirt!!!! It is simple enough to go with ANYTHING!! But lovely enough to go ANYWHERE!!!

It is easy to make and the instructions are very clear!! Go ahead... but it and get started!

Click here to view more details

By the way!! It is called Beatrix Shirt Waist

A Great Garden Book!!!

This wonderful book is sold by Teaching Good Things. I highly recommend it!! I attended the class the author taught and I learned SOOOO much!!!

Even if you don't grow the herbs you can learn how to use them!!!

To check out this WONDERFUL book! Click HERE!!

Click here to visit Teaching Good Things.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Film Festival of 2010

Plants and Pillars Productions
Plants and Pillars Film Festival of 2010

We have made a few changes!!

Because of a very generous sponsorship from Mrs. Kathy Brodock at Teaching Good Things we are able to decrease the entry fee! The new entry fee is only $5.00 and the first deadline has been moved April 20th.

The revised deadlines and fees are April 20th - $5.00

Please remember that these deadlines are for your application and fee only. We do not need your film until July. We only need your commitment.

I hope this change in fee will give more people the opportunity to enter. Remember, in order to make the event worth the time and the effort of our sponsors, we need at least five entrants. As of right now, I have only one committed entrant (For more on the Henrique's entry visit our website). Who knows? One of you may be the the next family to revolutionize the film industry for Christ! So come on! Let’s have some fun!

Also, we are accepting orders for tickets to attend the Film Festival. The deadline to order your tickets is June 3rd.

Tickets (One per person) $1.50

Pass (Family of 4 or more) $5.00.

Note: If you are an entrant you receive free tickets for you and your whole immediate family when you enter- you do not have to order passes or tickets.

Again, we thank the Lord and Mrs. Kathy Brodock for her very generous sponsorship that allowed these changes. For more on Mrs. Brodock visit her website here... . She loves visitors. She is dedicated to young homemakers and carpenters, so you will be sure to have fun browsing her site. It was from Mrs. Brodock we learned to quilt, bake bread, can jams and jellies, make soap, and decorate cakes. She is a wonderful godly wife and mother. Thank you Mrs. Brodock!

Have a great day and happy filming!

Jessica Pritchett

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Hero!

"My Hero Drives a Lawn Mower While I sit in my pjs and eat oranges and strawberries!"

"See? All finished. I can go now!"


Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

He is Risen Indeed!!

We celebrated yesterday at our church and our great grandmothers!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Feelin' Feminine Day One and Two!!

We missed due to our Easter rush and we have no pictures, but we can tell you what we wore!!
  • Pink over shirt
  • White undershirt
  • Brown quilted skirt
  • Sandals
  • Pink Shirt
  • Green Homemade Skirt
  • Green Flipflop Crocs
  • Black skirt with white flowers
  • White undershirt
  • Pink overshirt
  • Mary Jane Crocs
  • Brown Homemade Shirt
  • Blue Skirt
  • Sandals


  • Green Shirt
  • Brown Skirt
  • NO SHOES!!!
I will get back with my sisters outfit on Monday!

Happy Easter


And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviors blood
Died he for me who caused his pain
For me who him to death pursued

Amazing love how can it be that thou my god should die for

Amazing love
How can it be?
That thou
My God
Should die for Me?

He left his Fathers throne above
So free so infinite his grace
Offered himself
So great his love and bled for Adams
Chosen race

Tis' Mercy all immense and free that thou my God should die for me.

Amazing love
How can it be?
That thou
My God
Should die for Me?