Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Titanic 100

On April 11, most of my family went up to Branson, MO to participate in the “Titanic 100”, the 100 year celebration of the sinking of the Titanic. Samuel, Claire, Shea, Grace, and I were able to be in a play on Friday night. 
On Friday night, we also watched the film, “A Night To Remember”, made in 19??, which is based on first-hand accounts of the Titanic. So, overall, it is pretty accurate to the actual event. 
On Saturday night, we boarded a showboat, the Branson Belle, which we were glad did not sink. :D We listened to talks, enjoyed music by Charlie Zahm, and we even had a countdown to the minute the Titanic struck an iceberg, and the minute she actually went down. (They factored in Naval time, daylight savings, and all that other good stuff.)
It was a time to really proclaim the message, “Women and Children First!” Today as a culture, that message is lost. Men no longer hold the door for ladies, they no longer pull chairs out for them. 
We also related the men who died for their wives to how Christ died for his bride, the church. 
You and I will be better in life and death because of the men’s good example. The real message of this great and overwhelming affliction is that it is the latest revelation of the power of the cross. The men who stood on the deck in the presence of disaster exhibited a power of self restraint. Exhibited it so quietly too, that it cannot be explained on any ground of mere evolution. But the son of man who came into a world that was lost. And so, the men of the Titanic sacrificed themselves for the women and children. The women did not ask for the sacrifice, but it was made.” - Rev. Dr. Leighton Parks

Shea as Miss Eva Hart

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Teach Them Diligently Convention

This month has been a REALLY busy month for our family. I’ll start back at the end of March. By the way, this might take up a couple of posts. :D
Well, back in March, Mom, Dad, Shea, and I went to the “Teach Them Diligently Convention” in South Carolina. The conference lasted over a 3 day period: Thursday-Saturday. Some of the speakers included Voddie Baucham, Doug Phillips, Ken Ham, and Stephen Kendrick. We had a great time listening to talks, and visiting with friends. On Saturday night, we went to the Kendall’s house, and spent some time with multiple families that we knew. 

Unfortunately, I don't have any good pictures of the event because we forgot the camera. I know, I know, but you can slap me later.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Filming At Jamestown

Panorama of Jamestown
Last Monday we went to Jamestown, Virginia to finish up some filming for the video series. We filmed at Jamestown Settlement, a recreation of the original fort and town. It is right across the street from Historic Jamestown, which is the National Park containing the original site. The settlement is a really neat place. They have costumed reenactors there to explain the history. We filmed in the morning, doing a scene at the boats and three others at the fort. Here are some pictures

Setting up the jib
Sunrise over the ship

On the way back we stopped at a nice little country church. It was very old, and several presidents attended there, including George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and John Tyler, whose house was very close by. During the Civil War services were stopped and it was used as a stable, but later it was reoccupied. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Picture from Instagram

This is a picture I took with Instagram, a free iPhone app. For all you iPod Touch and iPhone users, you really should get this app if you don't have it already. It's really neat. Anyway, here it is:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A pretty great quote

Three apples that changed the world: 

One that Eve ate, 
One that fell on Isaac Newtons head, 
And one that Steve Jobs built.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

You Know You're a Designer When:

You know you're a designer when:

You wake up in the middle of the night wanting to change that one thing in your design.

Or when:

You hear "good", and understand, "could be better".

Free Trial Button

This is just a simple button I came up with in my spare time.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

7 Lies about Homeschoolers DEBUNKED!

This is a great video everyone should watch called, "7 Lies about Homeschoolers DEBUNKED". It's really funny and you'll get more than a few laughs out of it. Enjoy!

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Great Party

This past weekend, Megan, Anna and Jake came down for a joint Birthday party for Jake and Grace (their Birthdays are less than a month apart). We had SO much fun- we played games, watched Foyle's Warand played airsoft. Here are some pics of airsoft, we took a few of playing games, which I might post later, but for now, here are the airsoft pics.

Crossing the creek to get to our battlefield (Notice me in the background trying to pick the log up and flip Jake into the creek... it didn't work)

Afterward, we posed for a few pics. We were trying to do a kind of "Men/Women in Black" theme, hence the black clothes

This shot was SO much fun to do... I'm glad that the guns weren't loaded :D

I love this pic; it was candid, but sometimes those are the best

I think that this has to be my favorite of them all.

Thank you Megan for taking the pictures!