Saturday, September 27, 2008

"...something to dance about..."

Is there any felicity in the world superior to this?
I think not.

Whatever your opinion of the ultimate felicity, one most confer that dancing is very agreeable. Even if one does not like to do it oneself, watching others do it is nearly as refreshing.
Now that cannot be said of very many other agreeable things, now can it? :-)
The only other things I can think of that people find agreeable to do and to watch people do, are acting, sports, singing and...fighting, I daresay. And I think dancing should be under 'sports' as it is extremely invigorating.
Not to mention the most affable occupation since consuming pumpkin pie. :-)
Though Jane Austen said, "It may be possible to do without dancing entirely" I must politely disagree. I do not think one can go through life without dancing. For isn't it said that 'life is a dance'? I'm quite sorry, my dear Jane, but I think "It is impossible to do without dancing entirely." There. I did it. I disagreed with one of my favorite authors of all-time. *sigh*
What is the world coming to?
And now, as you're probably wondering where in the world THAT came from... I'll deliver you and I'll tell you the real reason behind this post.

*We danced last night!*

Yes, danced. You heard that right. That "faerie-like" occupation that I lectured y'all on. Now you know, don't you? ;-)
SO since you were brave and kind enough to plod through the simple verbiage above (You did, I hope. ;-)) I will now bestow upon you some photos of last night. Of the dance. Of that "faerie-like" occupation...*cough* they are. :-) Enjoy!
Melinda surveys the ballroom. "It looks positively medieval!"
Lily and I looking quite distressed. Damsels in distress? *cough* :-)
Shall we dance?
Sure! If we've got..."Something to dance about..."
"and someone to dance it with...."
"And something to dance it to..."
"To a jig, reel or a waltz!" :-)
The contest to see who could get there hand on the top. 'Twas very interesting. :-D
Feet! And what's more...*dancing feet* :-)

Melinda and Lily...two of my dear friends having a marvelous time! (or so I deduced. :-))

I loved this dance...I can't remember what it was called though. But it was *glorious* fun. :-)

Grace and Nathan doing a set together!

I'm trying to look very "into" the dance. Really I had too much Dr. Pepper and sugar so I was feeling really loopy. Ah well. :-D

Zach preparing to dance!

Ruth and Peter looking very enthused and amiable. Eh? :-)

Dancin' at the Ceili! :-)


(with a small payment of $99.99 :-))


I sure look short in this picture. Oh well. :-)

No idea why we're looking so serious in this picture. We were having a grand time. :-)

If the camera works...USE IT! :-)

All in all we had a fabulistic time! We're sooo glad that the dances have started up again! What joy! What bliss!

Y'all come again, ya hear? :-)

And there are a few more photos on my web album. If you'd care to look:

Hymn Sing and Dance

Have a wonderfully blessed week!

In Christ Alone,

Jessica Nicole

Friday, September 26, 2008

Orchard Trip

So I thought I'd share with y'all some photos of my family's "trip" to the Apple Orchard.
'Twas quite an experience and we enjoyed much fun and laughter. :-) But I think the photos speak for themselves (and a few of my captions, of course. *grin*). Enjoy!
In Christ Alone,


P.S. FYI, the Orchard is called "Christ Orchard" and pronounced with a short i. :-)


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First of all I want to thank y'all for participating in the guessing game! I don't know about y'all, but I found it to be lots of fun! :-)

1st place goes to- Christa and Melinda, who tied! :-) Each guessed eight movies correctly!

2nd 1/2 place goes to- Thomas!! :-) (the Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra guess gets 1/2 a point, Thomas! :-D)

2nd place goes to- Laura, Jasmine and Annabelle! Y'all guessed 7 correctly!!

And last but not least...
3rd place goes to Brooke and Elissa, who each guessed 5 correctly!!

Congratulations, y'all! :-) And thank you again for playing!

Now for the answers! :-)

Hope y'all had as much fun as I did! :-D God bless y'all's week!

In Christ Alone,


P.S. *As an aside, I just want to let y'all know that I am not recommending any of the above films. Different people have different standards and some of the material in each of these films may not be suitable to all viewers. And for our family, some of the above films have had their "fast-forward" moments. :-)*
If you're interested in finding movie reviews that come from a Conservative Christian, then check out Charity's Place. :-) She has a pretty big selection of films to choose from and I've found her reviews to be very trustworthy.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Guessing Post...

I thought I'd do a "Just 4 Fun" post. :-)
Here's what you do:


2. Guess what movie each picture is from.

3. Leave your guesses in the comment section.

'Tis as easy as that. :-)

Following soon will be a post with all the answers. :-) Enjoy!










In Christ Alone,


Happy Birthday, Caleb!

Today we celebrate the birthday of a very special member of the McDonald household. Caleb turns 12!

I can't believe how time flies. I know that I say that so often, lol, but really and truly I can't believe it.

I can still remember clearly the day that I first saw Caleb. He had big curious eyes and puffy round cheeks. He was my baby brother, I'd affirmed. And how proud I was.
Originally when Mom went in for the ultra sound and found out she was to have a boy, I cried. Yes, I'll admit it, little 5 (almost 6) year old me wanted a baby sister. But when Caleb was born and I saw him for the first time, I knew that he was precisely what I wanted. So a baby brother I had.

I wish I could get our silly copy machine to work, but it's still being stubborn as a mule, so I can't put up any "old" pictures. :-) So y'all will have to just bear with me through the more recent photos. :-)

Please join my in wishing my not-so-little-anymore brother a Happy Birthday! :-)

Happy Birthday Caleb, my precious brother. I love you!

In Christ Alone,


Caleb, preparing for paintball. I'm tying his teams scarf to his sleeve. :-)

Caleb, at the gun shoot!

Caleb, Josiah, Sierra and I being extremely goofy last year at the Candler's house. :-D

Caleb in Canada at the museum at Dundurn Castle!

Caleb and his friend Lewis, at the last Reformation party we had in Texas!

Caleb and our cousin, Kyle, being extremely silly at the zoo. :-)

Caleb, James and two old friends decided to don aprons one day and help with the dishes. :-D

Caleb's wonderful recitation of "On Flander's Field" at Liberty Day 2008, in his marvelous costume! :-)