Tuesday, April 24, 2007

~Spring Is Upon Us! ~

That wonderful time of year is upon us again! Flowers blooming, people laughing, birds chirping and the world coming alive again after a long winter.
Something about it just makes me want to sing for joy. Everything is stunning. Everything is blooming with life.
What joy!
What bliss!
What Ecstacy!
Is there any felicity in the world superior to this?

I love spring!
Plans for the month:
Enjoy the weather.
Enjoy the fresh flowers.
Go to Canada.
Buy the patterns for our Jamestown Garb.
Buy the fabric for our Jamestown Garb.
Jump up and down with joy....
Now I'm really happy!

And I took a Narnia quiz (I know, i've been way to into quiz's lately! lol.)
And I hate the person that I turned out as. But hey, I answered honestly. oh well. lol.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tagged :)

<-H.M.S Suprise
Joe tagged me. So here goes! :)

1) What goes on a fried egg sandwich other then egg and toast? Nothing. ew gross. I hate egg sandwiches!!
2) Favorite book in the Bible? Psalms. It's so poetic.
3) Who’s your mentor? My Mom.
4) How many computers do you have in your house? Um...(let me count them!) 6.
5) Tag the last 5 people who commented you. Elizabeth, Brooke, Delaney, Elissa and Darby.


Oh, and I took a "Which Princess Bride Character Are You?" Test. You'll never guess who I was....

Count Rugen

Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Yikes. Yikes. Yikes. Count Rugen???!!! I'm freaking myself out. I think I'm gonna die.
Okay, so maybe not...but I'll faint anyway. I never considered myself...*ahem*, quite like him before. But then again...you never know! :D

Fingerprints of God by Steven Curtis Chapman
I can see the tears filling Your eyes
And I know where they're coming from
They're coming from a heart that's broken in two
By what you don't see
The person in the mirror
Doesn't look like the magazine
Oh, but when I look at you it's clear to me that...

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by God's hand
And perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what He's been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living breathing priceless work of art and...
Just look at you You're a wonder in the making Oh, and God's not through, no In fact, He's just getting started and…

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Grrr. I'm so frustrated. Blogger just deleted my whole entire post (it was nice, long and poetic too...okay, so maybe not, but it was long!). I don't really feel like typing all that up again, so this will be short...sorry. :)

well, tommorow is william's birthday, but I've already posted on that.
And the 16th was my blog's 2nd birthday!!!
Happy Birthday to insertfootinopenmouth.blogspot.com
Happy Birthday to insertfootinopenmouth.blogspot.com
Happy Birthday to insertfootinopenmouth.blogspot.com
Happy Birthday to insertfootinopenmouth.blogspot.com
All sung to the tune of the "Happy Birthday" song, of course.

Hmm...what's been happening? William and I danced around the kitchen to crazy music today. I think he'll be any excellent dancer when he gets...taller. :) it's so good to have him back home! :D
AND, Father and Mother went out today and bought a JOHN DEERE! We're all really excited and have decided that we're now officially "Countrifyed". :D

well, I said this wouldn't be long, so I'll go ahead and close now. :)


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound!

What a lovely evening we had last night! Dad, Melissa, Caleb, Abby, Myself and a bunch of friends from church went to go see "Amazing Grace" last night. It was beautiful! Ioan Gruffud did an excellent job as William Wilberforce and Ciaran Hinds made an excellent bad guy (I've seen him in a lot of movies and he's always a better bad guy!) and I really liked William Pitt as well (played by Benedict Cumberbatch.). The story of his fight against slavery was portrayed powerfully and it was very, very moving.
My favorite scene was a part where he was lying in the grass one morning, looking at the flowers
and the spiderwebs. His butler finds him out there and starts to wonder if his master is crazy. I don't remember exactly what was said, but it went something like this:

"Oh, so you've found God, Sir?" Sayeth the Butler.
"No,"William Wilberforce says with a short pause. "I think he found me," and then jokingly adds, "and I must say I find it quite inconvenient!"

Let me tell you, it was a beautiful film. If you haven't seen it, you must. I cried at the end. Though, there were some humerous parts, and Sierra, Lenna and I had a good time laughing at several wigs and hair-dos. :D We walked away from the theatre very pleased indeed.


Sunday, April 08, 2007


O, love, how deep, how broad, how high,
How passing thought and fantasy,
That God, the Son of God, should take
Our mortal form for mortals' sake!

For us baptized, for us he bore
His holy fast, and hungered sore,
For us temptations sharp he knew,
For us the tempter overthrew.

For us to wicked men betrayed,
Scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed;
For us he bore the cross's death,
For us at length gave up his breath.

For us he rose from death again,
For us he went on high to reign,
For us he sent his Spirit here
To guide, to strengthen and to cheer.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Jesus, virgin-born, to thee;
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Ghost, for evermore.


I know, I know, I've been dreadful about posting lately. I most apologize, but I haven't really had anything interesting enough to post about for some time. Of course, I could have posted anyway, and bored you all to death with reports of the weather and everybody's health, but I didn't wish to make y'all suffer. :)
Anyway, I finally have something to post about now! :) One, is Easter! The time to remember Christ's Resurrection...a time of love, hope and joy. I must admit, Easter and Christmas are my two favorite times of the year! :D
Secondly, there are two very important birthdays this month! :) William Alexander McDonald, my darling baby brother is turning 2 years old on the 19th. We're so sad that he's growing up so quickly, and we miss when he was small enough for us to hold in our arms, but, now he's a little boy, running around, making gun noises, blowing up the girls doll houses and blowing kisses (lol. I know, shocking. He blew a kiss to a girl at church today...of course we all thought he was the cutest thing ever! :D). He is certainly a joy to be around and we love our "little man" more and more every day!
The other birthday is that of my dear friend, Abigail Allison, who turned 14 years old yesterday! I'm so blessed to have such wonderful friends...I've known Abigail for 2 years now, and she has proved to be loyal, sweet and encouraging. You're so special to me, Abigail!
Happy Birthday William and Abigail!!!

Now shall I bore you with weather reports? :D Well, I can explain the weather in one simple word....FREEZING!!! Gracious me, it's Easter! It's not supposed to be cold on Easter! lol. Oh well. It was a lovely day anyway. :) We got our Easter dresses done in time (for once! :D)...we all came in white. It was a lot of fun! And David Price was getting family photos so we got ours done. I'll try to see if I can post it sometime.

Well, I'm kind of in a "Pride and Prejudice" mood right now. Tiff, Melissa, James and I were watching it the other night, and let me repeat...I love that movie! If you haven't seen it, you must! It's excellent. If you've seen it, who's your favorite character?? Sorry, but I love knowing who people like best in that movie, because, unlike most movies (where everyone likes the main character and that's about it.) people have a variety of favorite characters. :) I think I like Fritzwilliam, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzie, Mrs. Bennet and *drumroll* (y'all are going to kill me) Mary! :D I know, she's such a bore, but she's so hilarious. :)

Well, we're watching "The Winslow Boy" tonight as a family, and I'm being summoned (it's starting). So TTFN (Ta Ta For Now). :)

Happy Easter,

jessica nicole mcdonald