Tuesday, November 28, 2006

today my turtle died. I wrote a poem for its epitaph.
here lies
a turtleof mine
whome I was told
died of a cold
who has gone on
to a better time
a place with god
a place divine.
By Tory
Here is another poem I wrote:


Noah was a man of old, but by God Noah was told
"I do believe that man has gone mad, because he is being ever so bad.
He's disobeyed every law I gave him and I'm tired of yielding to his every whim.
I'm going to destroy the earth with a flood, and wipe away every trace of bad blood."

"So build a boat, this month of May, so that you and your family will be okay."
So Noah began to work as he took off his coat, to build an ark, a great, big boat!
And God gave Noah every direction, so that he was sure of complete protection.
120 years he worked, with his sons, they never shirked.

He kept talking of a flood of water, 'till all thought him crazy as the old, mad potter!
They thought it was so funny, and wondered where he got his money.
But then the animals came, from birds to a beast with a mane.
In fact, a pair of every beast, and food so they could have a feast.

The people said, "He realized he'd never get it to float, so he's putting animals into this great, big boat.
He decided to turn it into a zoo, especially when he heard a moo.
Then they went into the boat, with the animals more and more.
Then Noah prayed to God, and God closed the door.

It rained and rained for forty days, 'till Noah thought that God was crazed.
But then it stopped, what a blessed sound. And Noah was happy and dancing around.
Then they looked out, what a sight to see, for land was turned into a great, big sea.
Noah sent a dove out and back it flew, And with it came an oilve branch too.

Then they went out on land that was low, and there they saw the very first rainbow.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Jonah was a prophet
And he had a lot to say,
But they were not his words,
But God's for the day

One night Jonah was praying
And he heard God say
Go to Ninevah
This month of May.

No no said Jonah
I will not go
Ninevah is a horrible place
So I say no!

So Jonah thought,
From God I'll run away.
He'll never find me
And I'll be okay.

Jonah found a ship
To Tarshish he went
In a storm so rough
The sails were bent

Who's fault is this?
The captain did cry
And Jonah said,
I'm afraid it is I.

Throw me overboard,
Into the sea
And save at least
Yourselves, not me.

So Jonah,
Overboard he went
And God
A great big fish he sent.

Three days and three nights
Spent inside a fish
Till Jonah was
Spit out with a swish.

Then Jonah went to Ninevah,
A humbler, wiser man.
He now knew not to run from God
But to do for God all that he can.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ixtapa part 3

We went to Playa Las Gatas. We took a taxi to Zhieuatanejo, then we took a boat across the bay. On the other side there were tiny waves. When you went out to where the waves were splashing, you would find that the bottom slopes for about a foot, then the water is clear and calm with a sandy bottom and you can swim in it as if it was a swimming pool. It was also warm. If you went out a little further you could snorkle and see fish and coral. You could actually go out to the coral reef, but we didn't want to because the water was so shallow there and we wanted to be able to look down on the fishes, not say hello and shake their fin.

I learned how to carve sand castles. Anisha and I made the prettiest fairy castle for the sand fairies to live in. I carved the bottom part while Nini made a drip castle up top. Then we dug a tunnel through it as a hallway and off of the tunnel we dug little rooms into which we put sand furnishings. We hope the fairies like our castle.

We went to that beach twice. I think it was my most favorite part of the whole trip!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

This is the pool at the fancy hotel that we were allowed to use.

Ixtapa part 2

The next day we got up at 7:30 while Mommy slept (she had an earache) and went with Gogee to the beach. We found a new way to get from the beach to our street without going through a hotel lobby. In the afternoon we went to see the manager of a hotel called "Dorado Pacifico". We sang for him. He said we could have three breakfast buffets in his hotel and we could use the pool. He was happy that we came to see him. That evening we provisioned a delicious dinner. The girl who we provisioned it from also gave us ice-cream. That evening Mommy also prayed with a very sweet man to recieve the Holy Spirit and he had a neat experience where he felt a cold wind rush all around him even when it was a very hot night and they were sweating.

To be continued...

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ixtapa.part one (typed by Tory)

On the way to Ixtapa,we took two busses, the first one was very nice. The second one was so-so. We travelled for 8 hours.
When we first got there we went to the beach ,and Mommy started talking with a nice man.
The man's name was Guiermo, and suddenly he said,"I want to give you a free horsey ride",
so we went. And that was the first day.
To be continued

(From Shelly) We went with Gogee and Mommy. The hotel we stayed in was very nice. It had quite a deep pool though. It didn't have aircon and it was super duper duper hot!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hi everybody. We haven't posted much lately but as soon as possible we'll tell you about our vacation in Ixtapa and all about the beach.

We love you!

Monday, August 14, 2006

From Shelly:

This is a story I wrote for my school work:

"The Three Brother's Garden"

Once upon a time there was three brothers. The oldest one was John. The next one was Noah and the youngest's name was Joe. It all began a warm day in March... John and his brothers were having a chat when John said, "Why don't we grow a garden? We'll grow tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce and radishes." The other two agreed. Joe knew they would have to work very, very hard to grow a garden. Noah called, "I'll get the shovel!" and he was gone. Joe called, "I'll get the hoe and the spade!" and he was gone too. Last of all John got some fertilizer. Then when they had all the things they needed they sang "Jesus oh Jesus" while they worked. Then that day was over.
When they came back, they saw some tiny shoots. The plants had grown! They danced and sang. Then they weeded and that day was over. All summer long they worked on their garden. Then on the first day of fall, they harvested their crops. Joe dug up the carrots, Noah made the dirt soft so Joe could dig up the carrots easily. John harvested the other crops and their dad sold them in the market.
The End

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Shelly's Silly Stuff:

Dear everyone who signed on our blog. This is Shelly speaking from the Heavenly World of Mexico. Just being foolish. It actually is Shelly, and that's not a joke.

Here is a dumb blonde joke: There was once this blonde who wanted to get her hair cut. So she went to a barber shop and asked them to cut her hair. (She was listening to something with her headphones.) And the barber said, "You'll have to take off those headphones before we can cut your hair." And then she says, "Oh no, this is my life." So they start cutting her hair and she fell asleep. So the barber is like, "Okay, now's my chance." So he slowly takes off her headphones and she wakes up and she dies. He's like, "Hmmm. What are those headphones saying?" So he puts the headphones on and guess what he hears? "Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out."

Do you know that Tory just chopped off her hair? I should send you a picture but it's almost my bedtime and Mommy's going off to a meeting. So all I can say right now is Bye for Now!
A few days before today, I remembered Phill who used to live in our home and was visiting us,
and how a long time ago he had said that the day I could tell him that couldn't eat jalapenos
was when I could eat one one myself, but he never thought I would do it!So can you guess
what I did , thats right,I took a jalapeno and a cup of milk and went to find him. I ate it and it
was so hot my mouth was still spicy 'till school time!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Pure white up side down
Never greets you with a frown
A lovely lilly
Here is a poem I wrote:


This is a tale
That's been told many a time
But now I've decided
To tell it in rhyme.

Of how the Sun and the Wind
Had a little fight
And both thought
That they themselves were right

Look ho said the Wind
At that man on the path
Let's see said the Wind
In his terrible wrath

Let's see who can make
Him take off his coat and put it down
You will shine I will blow
Said the Wind with a frown

So the Wind blew
But it only made
The man hug his coat tighter
His body to shade

So then the Sun shone
Without any wrath
And it made the man
Drop his coat on the path

Look here, said the Sun
Is it not agreed
That kind words work better
Than unkind ones indeed?

So if you ever happen
To get into a fight
Use kind words
And you will surely be right

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