Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Picture

Here's another picture I played around with. It's amazing how it changes from the original.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quote of the Day....

Gabriel, "Peter, do you know what I did? I went upstairs with a big black garbage back and said, 'Ruby, can you please get in here? Mommy told me to take the trash out.'"

Peter, "Gabriel, sometimes it's best not to tell the truth...."

I love my brothers!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another One of Those Pictures...

Chloe's first reaction to this picture was, "O! You look like a bronze statue!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I was recently reading some articles about Barak Obama vs. John McCain, as well as watching some videos that a friend sent me. When I read and watched, my burning passion for my country was inflamed within my mind, and I went crazy with the desire (and that seems like a belittling word compared to this intense feeling I have) to do something for my country. I was talking to my friend Olivia Howard at the time, and I expressed this urge. I cannot very well describe it, but I will try the best I can. I felt a burning, raging passion in the depths of my soul .... A strong sensation that something must be done! I felt helpless. I felt insignificant and insipid. (I felt like nothing, which really is true! I am but dust!) Of course I have no political influence on anything or anyone least of all the government... I cannot rebuild Wall Street, I cannot do anything about the terrorists, or the war in Iraq. Here are some things I said to Olivia about it:

"I just yearn to do it SOO badly! I feel like America is looking on towards the cliff and plunging unknowingly towards the edge."

"Of course I wouldn't want to do this (reffering to those things I listed up there) but... I wish it could be done and if there was anything I could do to promote it then I would but what is it?"

"What is it that poor insipid people whom no one cares about can do for their country?"

"I don't know," she replied.

"YOU DON'T KNOW?????" I said, as though I rather expected she had a solution for me... But then something dawned upon me. I thought that in my mind I saw a faint streak of light. It grew stronger and stronger, as truth always does. A feeble peace began to enter my mind. I said to Olivia:

"The answer is everywhere. When we don't have influence on the governemnt or politics... Then—and even if we did—we pray. Because even the prayers of poor insipid creatures reach Him who sits in the heavens and laughs. Yet he hears our desperate pleas that come straight from a heart loyal to King and country! And what comfort we have that even if devestation befalls our country then he has ordained it and will make a way out for his people... For, 'I have never seen his children begging for bread', from Psalm 37."

Then the tables reversed. Instead of me encouraging her, it was she encouraging me. My faith began to sink. I felt like I was in a state of inertitude. I began to be afraid of everything. "What would become of us if our country became devastated? What would happen?" But she reminded me, "Pray...! Put your desire for your country upon your Lord, and he will give you an overflowing peace about it... The prayers of the children of God are not neglected."

This once more relieved me... But allow me to encourage ALL of my brothers and sisters in Christ to pray and to never cease watching!

The things that I have said may seem drastic and dramatic, but it was really what I was feeling... And I know that I might have seemed a little strange in this post... but.... and... Well, that's it I suppose...... As I said to Olivia,


Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Dearest Olivia from Eager Hands has tagged me with "Six Random Thing About Me. The Rules state that I have to state the rules, so here goes:
* Link to the person who tagged you
* State the rules
* Write six random things about yourself
* Tag (about) six people by leaving comments on their blogs
* And let the person who tagged you know when you have completed your mission.

Well, this thing might not be so easy, because for one, I don't know many people with blogs, and for two, I don't know many random things about me...
  1. I have crazy dreams... And thank goodness, but they don't come true!
  2. I read approximately 220 pages of history per week.
  3. I look better in sporty clothes than in little black dresses with stockings and high heeled shoes.
  4. I like the name Corliss, and everyone wonders why I do. Oh, I also like the name Spartius.
  5. I got my ears pierced on Monday, December 13, 2004, when I was (but not exactly) 11 and 4 mos old.
  6. I am listening to Your Guardian Angel right now and it's been played 196 times.

I am going to tag...
~ My darling older sister, Chloe, at Beautiful Fidelity...
~ My dear brother Gabriel at The Notes and Past Times of Gub-Gub
... That's all I know! (pitiful I know!)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Okay guys, I'm sorry this post has taken so long to do, but it's finally HERE!!! :) This is beautiful Jordan looking a little unapproachable, beautiful, and a little wicked at the same time. Jk!

Mr. Connor smiling readily for the camera as he is passing on to make dinner.

Lovely Mrs. Howard... :)

AND ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE SETH HOWARD!!!!! :) I love this picture of him.

Preparing dinner at the Hopkins Campsite!

Mrs. Clarke and mommy on the beach, probably talking about how they hope their children won't drown in the oncoming waves. :P jk.

Children going through cycles of being soaked, being cold, being dried off, being sandy, etc..

Olivia playing in the sand.

Trizah, Andrea Clarke, and Willa Howard on the beach.

Sisters!! :) Chloe and Tirzah.

Jordan and I writing in the sand.

Rather happy.

Happy Olivia!

Sisters! Again! (man, there's a few of them!) Chloe and Olivia.

And another sister! Though not a related one... Rachel! :)

The walk from the bike path to the beach.

Having fun with everyone. Deciding that Jordan is the mother of all these young children.

Jordan and Olivia doing I know not what.

Brothers!! Duncan and Gabriel.

A really good picture of Duncan! :)