Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's New Year's Eve Eve!

Happy New Year blogging friends!

I really meant to post on Christmas eve eve, and Christmas but I didn't seem to have enough time!
So here is a post about Christmas and our New Years Eve plans. =)

First of all, look who got to play Santa this year!
I got Gunther a Santa suit a few years ago, each Christmas we take it out and put it on him. He always looks so cute.

Ever tried putting dry ice in water? This is what it does.

We got dry ice in a package with these:
Chocolate filled Croissants (They were super yummy!)
We got these from Dad's Pop. (Thank you!)

Decorations were and still are making the house pretty.

Presents! =)

Notice the nicely chewed bow. (Thank you Gunther for making my present look even MORE pretty=)

Gunther chewed 3 bows this year. They were all on packages addressed to me. Did I mention he likes eating plastic? That's why at 4 A.M. he tips over my trash can and picks out a very loud crinkly plastic bag to chew on...I know, I've heard it...two nights in a row.

Candy from my stocking

Cookies make the season complete. =)

Chocolate with mint chips

And so dear friends, I wish you a very Merry late Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.
What are your plans for New Years Eve? =)

Ours, well, shopping, cooking, and staying up late with our Sparkling Apple Cider ready to greet the new year.

Welcome 2011! =)

In Christ,
Miss Bea

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

Watched this today, I love this movie!

AnnaSophia Robb as Samantha

Mia Farrow as Grandmary

Michael Kanev as Eddie Ryland

Rebecca Mader as Aunt Cornelia

Jordan Bridges as Uncle Gard

Kelsey Lewis as Nellie O'Malley

Hannah Endicott-Douglas as Bridget O'Malley

Olivia Ballantyne as Jenny O'Malley

An American Girl Holiday is a 2004 television film, based on the American Girl children's books written by Valerie Tripp. The film follows young, wealthy Samantha Parkington's adventures with three poor orphan girls. After many trials, the orphans find a permanent home with Samantha and her family. Shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 86-minute film features lavish period costumes and settings, and was nominated for three awards, winning one.Samantha is the first in the series of An American Girl films.

I really love this movie and the other four American Girl movies (Felicity, Molly, Kit and Chrissa).
I enjoyed reading the books, I've read all of them excluding Julie, Rebecca, Kaya and some of the extra mysteries and short stories. Although Kit is my favorite, I think I read through the Samantha books the quickest.

Have you seen this movie? If so, what did you think of it?
What's your favorite Christmas movie?

Miss Bea

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Grinch

"Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe."
"I'm glad he took our presents. You can't hurt Christmas, Mr. Mayor, because it isn't about the... the gifts or the contest or the fancy lights. That's what Cindy's been trying to tell everyone... and me. I don't need anything more for Christmas than this right here: my family."
Narrator: "The Whos young and old would sit down to a feast, and they'll feast, and they'll feast."
The Grinch: "And they'll feast, feast, feast, feast. They'll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-Roast Beast. But that's something I just cannot stand in the least. Oh, no. I'M SPEAKING IN RHYME!"
"It's because I'm green isn't it?"

Narrator: "And the more the Grinch thought of what Christmas would bring, the more the Grinch thought..."
The Grinch: "I must stop this whole thing!"
The Grinch: "Why, for year after year I've put up with it now. I must stop this Christmas from coming... but how? I MEAN... in what way?"
The Grinch: "It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags."
Narrator: "The Grinch thought of something he hadn't before."
The Grinch: "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas..."
Narrator: "He thought"
The Grinch: "...means a little bit more."

Cindy Lou Who: "We're gonna crash!"
The Grinch: "Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we're *horribly mangled*, there'll be no sad faces on Christmas."

Cindy Lou Who: "Santa?"
The Grinch: "WHAT?"
Cindy Lou Who: "Don't forget the Grinch. I know he's mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he's actually kinda... sweet."
The Grinch: "SWEET? You think he's sweet?"
Cindy Lou Who: [nods] "Merry Christmas, Santa."
[goes upstairs]
The Grinch: "Nice kid... baaad judge of character."

"For the next 5 minutes only, 99% off!"

"What's that stench? It's fantastic."

"Those Whos are hard to frazzle, Max. But, we did our worst, and that's all that matters."

This is one of my favorites! =)

In Christ,
Miss Bea

Monday, December 6, 2010


Welcome snow!! I've been waiting for you all summer! =D

We officially have snow! 5+ inches of lovely white snow. Needless to say I'm a bit excited...and bouncing off the walls. =)

It's been snowing all day, and I'm so excited for the snow to be here that I just had to go out and take some pictures!

Saturday we got our Christmas tree, so our house is beginning to look like it's Christmas. Yesterday we put lights on it, and we had some fun stringing popcorn to put on it too. (Mama, Miss Laurie and I made it a "girls thing", we strung popcorn while watching Little Women=)

Lights from the tree

Love birdhouses in the snow =)

Everything's covered in snow, so pretty!

Guess who else got to go play in the snow! =)

Gunny's paw prints *happy sigh*

I also have a new blog design! What do you think? Like the santa hat? ;)

And, I'm getting new glasses. They're red! Sorry, burgundy. =P Although I didn't think of it at the time, they're kinda Christmas-y =)

Have you decorated yet? I'd love to see pictures! =)

In Christ,
Miss Bea

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Up to early and nothing to do!

Well, that's not exactly true...I should be working on school. But what normal kid, or teen for that matter, ever wants to do school?
I definitely am up to early though, I love it.

I'm definitely more of a morning person, although I love being a night owl too. It's because there isn't much going on. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love my family but one can only take so much of them! If you know what I mean...
Wanna-be quiet personalities like quiet. =)

The less people the better, because it's quieter, calmer, peacefuler. Wait that's not a word...anyways. I say people scare me. That's not exactly true. They don't scare me they just...well, scare me. =)

I absolutely love watching people. Love, love, love! But to have them talk to me well, that's different. I'd love to go a day without speaking. Unless it's to myself, singing or what-have-you.
I wouldn't last a whole day though. I get bored after about 2-5 seconds of being alone (exaggerated of course, it's more like minutes...).
I know that from experience.

I'd also love to have a secret hide out, where I could store all of my writings and books and things but still be able to see everything that goes on in daily life. In other words, I'd like to hide in plain sight, turn invisible...

Anyone who understands my ramblings is awarded a prize. Go get yourself a cookie. =)

I know this isn't right, the reason for wrongness I'm "not quite for certain" but I know that I am wrong. I cannot hide all the time. I have to be around people. Sharing the love of Jesus everywhere I go, but have you noticed it's hard? It's hard to share that love everywhere. In all things.
I'm sure you have. You've probably felt the want to hide too. To "get away from it all".

*sigh* If only we could. ;)

Good Morning blogging friends. Bright and early start today! =D

Miss Bea

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Why this post?

That's a great question. Why this post? Sometimes you have to have a post you don't know exactly why you posted. If you know what I mean....

So why this post? Because! Christmas is coming! =)
Oh, sorry, more than a month to go? My oh my! I must be confused then. It's true though, Christmas is coming.
Tell the stores it's not Christmas yet if you'd like but, as Mama and I were shopping today, Christmas music was playing and a few of the older folks were singing along. This wasn't any new trendy song that you hear 50 million times every year, this was Christmas carols. Strange to hear Christmas carols in a store now-a-days isn't it? Oh little town of Bethlehem. That was the song they played, along with others. I proudly sang along, way off tune but hey, at least I tried!

They might not be considered carols anymore...who knows? In almost every hymn book across America (even the world, I think) Oh Little Town of Bethlehem is in there. Old caroling books have it in there. Is this a good point?

I'll have to show you what I got today while I was shopping! (okay, so it was yesterday but...who's gonna notice?=P)
Oh, and I have pictures from a trip I took a couple weeks ago to share too! =)
Great things planned, stay tuned! =)

Merry Christmas friends! =)

In Christ,
Miss Bea