Monday, September 19, 2005

Have you ever tried throwing a rope over a tree, making a large loophole at the bottom of the rope, putting someone in it and lifting them up into the air?
We tried it last Sunday. LOL. It was so much fun! First all the little kids tried it (they pretended they were Peter Pan and Wendy…go figure. :D) , we heaved them up with little trouble. Then we did older kids (or otherwise known as teenagers.), with a bit of trouble. THEN…..guess who we tried? MR ALLISON! Yikes! LOL. We took a bunch of photos of our little “event” and especially of Mr. Allison…swinging from the tree with the greatest of ease! (I’ll post the pictures as soon as I get a chance.) :D We tried to convince my dad to do it, but he made an excuse. :D
Also, we played tug-of-war! At one point, Ben Allison (19) and Samuel Allison (16) were going against Abigail Allison (12), Bethany H. (12) , Sarah Allison (11) and myself. We beat them. I don’t know if it was because we’re stronger, or the fact that we had shoes on and they didn’t. :D
All in all, it was a very exciting Sunday evening!

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

umm i think there was a few more than 4 people on the end of that rope when you beat me and ben...

Caleb Goforth said...

You wouldn't want me to go into my younger childhood stunts. It would get boring. There's too many to count.

Kayla said...

Hey you! :) That is soo funny. Ben's so bossy! Tell Ben and Samuel I said "hi". Do you remembered when y'all were teaching me how to dance? Ben was getting angry because I wasn't learning the dance, he's hilarious. Thanks for teaching me the dance, it was so much fun!!! :)

Kayla said...

Next time we're in Texas or New Mexico y'all will have to teach me another dance! :)

Jessica McDonald said...

Kayla, Hopefully we'll know a few more dances by then! :D
Caleb, beleive me, I've done some of the dumbest things ever imagined! It's surprising that I'm going to turn 15 in one piece!!! Oh, and when I FINALLY meet you in person (whenever that will be) you'll have to tell me atleast some of your childhood stunts. :)
Samuel, (it's you, isn't it? :) it couldn't have been more than 4! lol. We just beat you by our "hulk" strength. :)

Aaron Kracko said...

Samuel, what is the matter with you. You and your brother losing to all those girls. Saints and angelic beings protect us. After all, overconfidence lost Napoleon the War of 1812. You know not having shoes is either stupidity or brillience (It is a pretty good exscuse) and since I'm such a nice guy I'll go with brilliance. Ha Ha "hulk strenth" thats pretty funny HaHaHaHaHa Ahhahahaha.

Kayla said...

Hey,

haha I think y'all should come to Michigan, have you even been here before? lol. Just wondered! :)

So you beat Ben and Samuel playing? That's great!! haha

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see the pics of this Jessica! AB

Anonymous said...

no jess the time we beat ben and sam we had like every kid on the rope except caleb

by the way bens 18.

Jessica McDonald said...

Who posted the last comment? Was it an Oakley or an Allison??! Anyway, I think we played with just Sam and Ben several times, 'cause we have pictures that I'm gonna post when I get a chance that have 4 of us and then on the other end Ben and Sam. hmmm. Ben's only 18?! gosh, sorry, Ben. OH well, atleast I guessed older and not younger! :)

Isn't it great, Aaron? Why don't YOU try to beat us sometime??? I bet you you can't do it! :D BTW, are y'all coming to our Reformation Party? Christa left a message on y'all's phone. Just Curious. You can give it a go then.

Anonymous said...

umm well I took my shoes off becauz there made of soft lether and could rip ect.As for the"hulk strenth" I think your refering to Reece and Lewis...

caleb goforth said...

Jess, will you be a Shaynes wedding?
I will be there.

Jessica McDonald said...

I don't know, Caleb. I hope he invites us...he better invite us. :D I mean, after all, he lived with us in our house for 3 whole months! I'm kidding, I'm sure he'll invite us. I can't wait to meet you!!!
As for Mr. Anonymous, Reece and Lewis?! haha. :D

Anonymous said...

Talya Kracko
Don't no yet Dad hasn't said yet.

Jessica McDonald said...

So you did get our message?

caleb goforth said...

Oh, btw, Anthony has some puppies now. Check his blog for the details.

Anonymous said...

Talya Kracko
Jessica, the only reason you
beat the guys is that it was
SUNDAY. They were RELAXING.

Aaron Kracko said...

Oh bring it on. I'll be at your service any time any where. How about we make a bet, If I win you have to tell one person of my choice how wonderful I am and if you win I have to tell someone of your choice how wonderful you are. Or you would have to dye your hair blond and I have to paint my First Mate hat purple with pink polko dots.Or I would get to paint your
face and visa versa.

Aaron Kracko said...

Oops, I almost forgot here is one of my MANY signatures
___________________________________

"Someday, someone will best me. But it won't be today, and it won't be you." :)

Talya Kracko said...

Bravo AJ, I loved I mean i just
ate it up. Boys much more interesting all you girls talk
about is how fat your getting
latly.

Talya Kracko said...

Al right just kiding
,but I did love it.

Jessica McDonald said...

hahaha, Talya!!
>>>>Jessica, the only reason you
beat the guys is that it was
SUNDAY. They were RELAXING<<<< SURE! LOL. If anything, us girls were relaxing! No one's seen us at our fullest strength yet. LOL.

Okay, Aaron. Let's do the "wonderful" thing. LOL. I'm gonna laugh SO hard when you have to tell someone how wonderful I am! hehehe. Can't wait till it happens. LOL. It'll be SOOOOO funny!!!!

Jessica McDonald said...

>>>>"Someday, someone will best me. But it won't be today, and it won't be you." :) <<<<
HAHAHAHA. Very Funny. We'll see.

Robin said...

Jessica,
Hi there! I'm sitting on your sofa surfing the web while you're slaving at the book store.
Muahahaha!
So much for a day off, eh?

Congratulations on recieving your very fist comment from me!

~Robin <><

Anonymous said...

I thought this is interisting.
This is from Maiden in waiting's blog.

We stayed with one family for about a week or so (it's hard to keep track of days at this point), then headed off to stay with the McDonald's.We have been having a great time with their wonderful family. Their daughters are quite delightful, but are also REAL PEOPLE, which I wasn't sure at first if that would be the case. I guess since they're pretty well known (at least in the Homeschool community), I figured they must be snobs who never broke a smile. Quite the opposite, I assure you! They even do historical dancing...a typical Townsend Ladies' favorite.

So thats the preconception of the Mcdonald family hmmm. You know to correct this maybe your family motto should be: we're real happy people or we're happy real people or we're not snobs we're just different or you know something like that.

Jessica McDonald said...

Thanks, Robin. Y'all are so sweet. I'm so glad that you've come to stay with us. I hope you stay for a LONG time. It's so awesome to find other like-minded girls!!! Y'all are such a blessing!

>>>So much for a day off, eh?<<< LOL. Yah, really! I guess I never really have a day off, do I? :D Life goes on, I suppose! :)

Anonymous said...

Jessica -26 comments, that must be a record for you.

Jessica McDonald said...

hehe. I guess so. :D

Anonymous said...

Hey Jessica, did you get my letter?

Kayla said...

Hey Jessica...geesh you are pretty well known in these parts huh? hahaha :)
Hey are y'all going to be gettin hit with the hurricane Rita that is coming to Houston on Saturday morning???

Jessica McDonald said...

Yes, we are. Everyone in our neighborhood has evacuated. It's kind of scary.

Jessica McDonald said...

>>>>Hey Jessica, did you get my letter? <<<<
depends. If you're Anna B., then I did. If not, then I haven't received your letter. :D

Jessica McDonald said...
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Kayla said...

Hey...oh my gosh, what are y'all gonna do? You can stay with us!! haha...Michigan isn't near any hurricanes. But seriously, are you guys planning on getting out of there? Let me know if you need anything at all.

Kayla said...

Oh, and by the way...coming up here wasn't a joke, I was truly serious if your family needs anything, let me know..and we'll be more than happy to help you guys out. (313) 529-1400...is my cellphone number if y'all need anything.

Anonymous said...

yeah, that was Anna B. so, i guess y'all aren't going anywhere for the hurricane. we aren't either. . .

Jessica McDonald said...

Kayla, Thanks so much for offer, but Dad's determined to stay here and we're pretty prepared. Thank you so much, though, that's so sweet of y'all.

Kayla said...

you're very welcome. Anytime, thats what brothers and sisters in Christ are for! :) I will keep praying for you guys, God will provide for y'all. Love y'all.

God bless,
Kayla

Kayla said...

don't forget to let me know how you guys are! I'm worried about y'all. But God will deffinitely provide of course. so email or call so I know you guys are safe and we WILL be praying!

Jessica McDonald said...

Alright, we will! I'll actually post something on the hurrican on my blog after it's over. It's really comforting to know that God is in control of what happens to us.
Thanks so much! God Bless you guys!

Kayla said...

Alright, that sounds good! Have a good one. :) I was just driving home and it started storming here really bad and I couldn't see driving it was coming down so hard ..and my power steering wasn't working all that great...and my window was all fogged up lol, it was kinda crazy!!

Talya Kracko said...

Jessica, I'm afraid I got some bad
news. Aaron lost his first mate hat
so he can't paint it pink and purple and he already chose who he
is going to make you teel

Jessica McDonald said...

Who? Don't I get to choose?

Kayla said...

Hey Jessica...hows the weather there in Texas right now? What are y'all up to today? :)

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

Tell I should say.I fat fingered
it most likely.Although I do NOT
have fat fingers. If you win
(yeah right)you chose who Aaron has to tell. Or you can chose somthing else to aggravate him.
talya
kracko

Jessica McDonald said...

You just wait, Talya!