Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Cool Idea

Hello again. I thought of something to write about, so I will. I am going to write letters to a few authors that I really enjoy and see how many responses I get back. Wouldn't it be cool to have a notebook full of letters sent to you by authors? I think so. (That's another thing- I LOVE NOTEBOOKS!! Staples is really not good for me because I could walk in and drop a lot of money on notebooks and pens and all sorts of office stuff.) I will start by trying to get addresses for all the authors and then see where it goes from there. Here are some authors I will be writing to: Jeannette Ingold Joan Bauer Lauraine Snelling Bryan Davis Patricia Reilly Giff I have already written to Christopher Paolini. If you want to see that post, go to the list and you'll find it under They Really Do Respond. God bless and have a great day! Kaye Ann


Hello there to all...
Today has been wonderful. We were at our church this morning and then at home. I am going to be on a missions trip starting Friday, so today I finished up a few things that I needed done. Then it was time for a walk around the pond in our neighborhood with my dog and blogging to you all.
It is a gorgeous 65 degrees, slightly windy, and very comfortable. My favorite weather!
I am trying to redo my room this year. So far all I've done is started to strip wall paper. When I finish with that, I'll paint the top half of my room a dark sunny yellow and the bottom half a deep red. These colors were chosen because they match my new desk and wood loft. FUN!
I really don't know what else to say, so I will say farewell.
Kaye Ann

Monday, June 29, 2009

More Pictures...

Here are a few more photos from my family's road trip:
My whole family was really fascinated that the bridge could lift to let boats in. We are thinking about going back next year when it isn't ice storming so that we can see some boats come in and out. We were going to drive over the bridge, but decided against it. We had a blast!
Kaye Ann, Mary Joy, and Lizzy May

Cool Architecture

As I was browsing through my pictures of when my family and I took a road trip to Duluth, Minnesota, and I found this really cool picture that I forgot I had. Check it out:
Isn't that cool? I really liked how this building looked with the windows. It was raining ice (ice storm) while we were up there, which I guess didn't phase the locals. I heard that in Duluth, there are loads of ice storms every year. Yikes. Glad I don't live way up there!
In Christ,
Kaye Ann

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Water Street

This is a book that I just finished reading by Patricia Reilly Giff. It is absolutely wonderful and I think that anyone would enjoy it. The information about the book at the end of this post was taken directly from Patricia Reilly Giff's website.
Kaye Ann

 Water Stree

Juvenile Fiction Wendy Lamb Books | Hardcover | September 2006 | $ 15.95 | 978-0-385-73068-6 (0-385-73068-3)

About the Book

Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory, to help her sister Annie find love, and to convince her brother, Hughie, to stop fighting for money with his street gang. And of course, she wishes that a girl would move into the empty apartment upstairs so that she can have a new friend close by.

But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas who writes about his life in his journal--his father who spends each night at the Tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas, who has a secret that only Bird suspects, and who turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have.

Birds, Birds, Birds

"If you could be any song bird, what would you be?"
My sister Lizzy May just asked me that. I'm not sure. If I could be any songbird, I would have to say that I would want to be a Chickadee. They are the friendliest songbird, so that was what I would be.
Then again, what about a House Wren? They can yell, be noisy, and everyone just smiles and says, "Isn't that the sweetest thing?"
The Nuthatch is what my mom would be. She likes that they are odd, that they climb trees upside-down.
Mary Joy, she wants to be a House Wren. (Those of you who know her understand this :) Kidding! I love you, Mary!)
I would most definitely not want to be a Blue Jay. Yish. Whoever likes to be a bully but sound nice could be a Jay!
See Ya...
Kaye Ann


I really really like these pictures of the flowers. I took them last year about this time. I really like how the shadows look. I took these with my dad's camera, and his really picks up the shadows and color. 
God Bless!
Kaye Ann

-20 degrees. Wow.

Well, here is the picture of the thermometer at -20 degrees that I found this afternoon. It's hard to even remember how cold that was. Brrrr. I do believe that this was the coldest winter I can remember. Brrrrrr!
See Ya.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sewing Today

I love love love to sew and always will.
A few months ago, my Mamo graciously purchased an older sewing machine that had never been out of its box. I was thrilled. I am so so so thankful to have my own machine.
My sisters like to sew on our little Janome. It's perfect for them because it doesn't go very fast even when you push the pedal the whole way down and doesn't have many buttons or whistles.
My NASCAR machine goes very fast, which is really nice. I also know how to work better with the older machines since they are what I learned on. Mine has a very similar make up to the one that my Mamo uses.
Here are a few pictures of some of the parts of my pretty machine.
See Ya!
Kaye Ann

"It is quite humid today, isn't it?"

Hello there to one and all.
I am just going to say one thing.
It is so humid today that while I was sitting in my wood chair, the arms were sticky.
When I was vacuuming the wood floors, the vacuum was sticking to the floor.
My stars, is it humid today!
Kaye Ann

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's HOT

Do any of you recall the day back in February (if I am remembering correctly), when we were all sitting inside at breakfast at, oh, 8:30 and our thermometers read -20 degrees F.? I do recall it, but not what it felt like since today's sweltering peak of 97 degrees F. where I am hit. We went grocery shopping, and while we were wheeling our cart out of the store to our car, the chocolate chips started to melt! We had only been outside for maybe 3 minutes! YIKES! Well, I took a picture of our thermometer when it read -20, but I can't find it. When, I do, I'll post it with today's thermometer next to it. It's hard to believe we had a 120 degree jump in 4 months. Have a great, sweltering day! Kaye Ann Silver

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Hello to one and all... I am really excited to be done with school for the year. My friend was commenting that we could meet if she ever finished her school! Well, we both did, so that was really cool. Another year is over! Next week is our church's VBS and I am really looking forward to it. I've been asked to sing in the band, so that will be a lot of fun to see all the kids singing along. My sister L is counting down to when she gets to go to camp. I am really excited too. It should be totally amazing to see God work in the kids we will be with. I can hardly wait to see how He's going to use me that week. One song that I really like is Hero by Jars of Clay. Look it up on iTunes or YouTube to hear it. It is really cool and makes you want to praise God that He is the only one who can save us from ourselves and our fears. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son the whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God didn't send His Son into the world, but to save the world." John 3:16-17. I pray that your summer will be as exciting as mine is! Kaye Ann Silver "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11