Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pet Peeves

Yup,Pet Peeves and I've been thinking a lot about my particular pet peeves... let me list some of them for you...
          1.when you step in water on the floor with socks on.
          2.when you can't find a flashlight to go do chores outside @ night      
          3.people that tailgate you when you drive 
          4. when you find a little bit of cereal in the bottom of the container
   These are some that I just thought of off the top of my head... 

I was also thinking about the new year and people like to do new year resolutions. So I have started mine I'm going to try to stick to it. Here it is I'm gonna blow it and tell ya ;)

Rachel's New Year Resolution 2012
1. Stop Complaining

Yup that's it... I looked of pet peeve and that is also known as COMPLAINING! I was dumb founded I had no idea! The Bible says~
                       ~Phil 2: 14  Do everything without complaining or arguing~

 And with that Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Catching up

Yes,I know I haven't "blogged" in 10 whole days! How did you ever survive!! ;) ;)
To start up where I left off...
I had a wait awesome CHRISTmas,we went to church,came home and then had a ham lunch ,and then we opened our presents. Now I'm not going to rant and rave about "what I got",but I do want to tell you one thing that I did receive okay maybe two.. =)

First things first.My lovely sweet grandma gifted us all by purchasing out tickets to go see the movie WAR HORSE,and let me tell yahh,it's almost as good as the book ;) It is a chick flick,but guys will like it because there is a bunch of WW1 stuff in it! =)

okay second gift... Teresa,Hannah,Mom and I are all going to get our nails done tomorrow!!!! I'm uber excited!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Doo!

Can you tell that I like rearranging my blog?
These are SO CUTE!!
I  had the traveling theme,with the brown and purple text. I had The snowmen background,but for some reason they looked creepy! Now I finally have something Christmasy that I like! Did you notice the snowflakes floating across the screen? I love 'em! I also added my blog list,and I redid some of the fonts and text colors. I also like how it's kinda wild and crazy like me!!
Okay enough with the all the blog talk...

You might find this strange if you don't live in MI,but this year we have had hardly ANY snow!!!!! which to say it plainly it makes me very sad! I know it will come eventually,but it sounding like it won't be a white CHRISTmas,which to also say it plainly makes me sad.. =\

Snow capped  Grand Tetons in Wyoming

OKay are you ready for random? I WANT TO LIVE IN WYOMING!!!!!!! My Dad basically grew up there,he's told me tons of story's about it... I been there two or three times,but only when I was little... This next summer we are going to go actually see these mountains(pictured above)!!! I'm sooo excited!!
Got a go.....
P.S. the post when God writes your love story,I realize that i prolly stepped on a couple toes... I wasn't trying to do that I was just suggesting my personal opinion...

Friday, December 16, 2011

When God writes your love story..♥

Yes ,I said it I said "when GOD write's your love story".
I've been reading a book called(you guessed it) "When God write's your love story" and let me tell you it's incredible! It's written by Leslie and Eric Ludy. You might recognize the name ..Leslie has written Authentic Beauty,and a whole  bunch of others,and to really understand where I'm coming from you have to read one of her books.

Through out the beginning of the book they both talk about how they where basically searching for a relationship,and trying to do it on their own. They are both Christians,and they never really considered TRUSTING in GOD for a relationship.
Here is an exert from the book that I have underlined,in my favorite orange pen...

"Wouldn't it be nice if we could write a book called Ten steps for achieving the perfect love story and give you a foolproof,cookie-cutter blueprint for how it's all supposed to work? But God cares too much about us to settle for a formula. He wants us to lean on Him for guidance and direction. He wants to be intimately involved in each detail,every step of the way. The minute we try to rely on a formula,we miss out on the whole beauty on what a GOD written love story is all about."

Leslie has a

Now that I have given you something to think about I shall go...
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose ~ Jim Elliot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Short,but sweet...♪♫

Okay blogger people this is my FAVORITE  CHRISTmas song ever,and I think Josh Groban does an amazing job at it,his voice is incredible!! =)
Check it out...come on you know you want too ;)


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

busy,busy,dreadfully busy

Have you watched the veggie tales where Archibald is singing about how busy he is? well if you haven't your missing out ;). That's what song came into my mind as I tried to sum up my week. And in other words if you just want it straight forward I've been busy! ;)
 let's start with Friday shall we? 
My church has a thing where we hand out hot cocoa during the towns open house,my job was to stir the hot cocoa before handing it to the people.We managed to hand out 1,700 cups of hot cocoa!!(and mind you it was all free nobody paid a dime for any of it..)

Me, Teresa mom and Hannah,along with friends of our pilled into our suburban and headed down to Grand Rapids.. Why? to see Les Miserables..( yes the book written by Victor Hugo),One thing I did not know is that the whole play was SINGING!! BUT I have never heard more beautiful voices then the voices in Les Mis. The sets where incredible,they had these huge 3 sided set piece that I can't remember the name of at the moment.and a big screen that did a bunch of special effects,even now I have one of the songs stuck in my head.
We went to church,and then we came home and had a yummy lunch,and I took a nap,yes I a 16 year old girl took a much needed nap....Hannah's boyfriend Spencer came over and we cut down our Christmas tree( after we did our yearly "I like this one" "no ,I don't like that one").I think it's one of the prettiest one we've had(but I say that every year)

Teresa and I are in a Drama Group called the Purity Ring Drama Group.On Monday I had to perform my monologue(a 3-5 paragraph speech,where you have to be a character). Mine was on Joan of Arc ,and I had to cry and yah I'm just glad I'm done with it... ;) The Teresa nd I had to babysit 9 (ranging from 10 months-8 years) kids for our church's financial peace class,and 6 of them where boys... I always sleep god Monday nights! =)

Today I did school and worked with our horses... and today was prolly the most laid back day I've had in a while.. =)


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

sick... =\

That's what I've been...sick,and that's the reason why I haven't posted in a while,I got sick with the stomach flu... yuck!!
But I'm feeling way better now! =)

On another note,we had a good thanksgiving and there was plenty of turkey to go around,we had over a friend of ours and my grandma(or as we call her Binga).

WARNING: if you can't handle pictures of dead things(deer) don't scroll down!

Earlier this past week(I think) Mom got a 6 point buck and we where all elated! Yah! more venison!
Dad cut it up and packaged it,and now we have Bambi's 2nd cousin twice removed ;) in our freezer! Yum

The whole month of December we are watching a friend of ours cockatoo,and from what I've heard she is handful and mind you her name is angel... =)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cute Kids

Every Monday Shorty and I watch a bunch of kids for a our churches financial peace group. Last Monday night I heard this conversation "I'm dying(playing a iphone game)!!"said boy#1,"( boy#2 thinking that boy#1 is actually dying)you can't be dying you don't have a beard yet!" said boy#2! Thought that might make you laugh cause it sure made me chuckle! =)

some old man with a beard

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hair!! =)

WARNING: if your a guy,or have no interest in reading about  girl ramble about hair don't even attempt to read this post! ;)

We where talking last night about hair and how I 'm thinking about dying mine a brighter color( I promise it's only temporary!).We talked about long hair and short hair and then my older sister Hannah said "yah know Rache you would look really good with short hair". That of course got me thinking about it and we talked about it again this morning, and I began thinking how nice it would be to have my hair not getting all tangley and gross after 10 minutes of having it down( that drives me nuts!).So I'm almost convinced about having short hair again..

This is what I'm thinking and if I do it,it will be 10 inches of which is the requirement for locks of love!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Oliver Twister


This is Oliver Twister,He is my very sweet lovable boy.. He's a Thoroughbred/Appaloosa,14'3 Hands High,23ish years old and has the appaloosa trademark of the spotted but =) I Love him so much,we have had him for 2 1\2 years. He taught me so much about horses we learned a lot together,I taught him how to be a better Trail Horse and he taught me patience and trust in return. I joke about it when people ask me if I have a boyfriend and I reply"yahh I do,and he has 4 legs ;) ". If you ask me what do I like better geldings or mares and I promise I will always answer geldings!! =) Lately Teresa has been riding him(because I've been working with Sky),and Teresa claims that he doesn't like her (and she'll also answer that she likes mares better),I guess he's a one gal kind of guy! =) At our house he is considered the old gentlemen,and really he is,he does have a couple of quirks when your riding not wanting to go faster,but then  again he is old! =)


These pictures are from this summer.. =)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

♪♫Blue Sky's nothin but blue Skys♫♪

Okay she's not blue ,but her name is Sky...

This is Sky,or as we call her around here Sky Girl,or Skyanna!
She is a American Quarter Horse,she's nine years old,15'2 Hands High, red dun with a dorsal stripe and tiger stripped legs..
And although she may look like she's smiling in the picture let me tell yah she is a whole lot of brat. She's originally my older sisters,but since she's gone at college Teresa and I are basically retraining her, Recently she smacked me up against a cedar fence post ,why you might say? weeelllll...she didn't want the bit in her mouth. But she's gotten a lot better about the bit,today I was able to stick the bit in her mouth three times in about 5 minutes. Yahh me!! =)
I'm also teaching voice ques such as Walk,Trot,and Whoa. Let me tell you though it take's a lot of work,you can't explain to her that "oh sweety girl I want you to start trotting okay?". No you can't do that with her or with any other horse really ( I'm not trying to step on any toes,you may have a great horse that you can do that with),Did you know that horses brains are the size of a walnut?She (especially mares) need a lot of firm command, Teresa and I have been doing a whole bunch of ground work with her and teaching her that when it comes to people We are in charge/dominant not her... She is such a sweet ride though once she starts listening to you she's almost perfect I say almost because ..well. let's just say that a thing as small as a cat on a roof will send her throwing up her head and spooking. That is another thing we are working on.. =| But I can tell already once she figure's out you're in charge she will do anything for you... =)
Sky Girl

P.S. Tomorrow I'll write about my horse Oliver Twister.. =)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What I like and what I don't....

King Arthur

Okay,I have recently found something that I really enjoy reading about and that is King Arthur,Merlin ,and the Knights..I know it's kinda wacky ,but that's what I like to read when I'm not reading Percy Jackson or Ted Dekker. Today I got all excited because.... I found a HUGE book all about can you guess? =) ...King Arthur =) . The only sad thing is it's the library's and I eventually have to give it back =\

The thing in my life at the moment that I don't necessarily "don't like" but I "don't enjoy"  is Chemistry...Something in my 16 year old brain does not get it,BUT since I want to become a Vet Technician,I HAVE to learn it... =\ But with God's help I know I be able to get through it .....eventually! =)


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oh how I love Vintage!!! If I could I would totally go back to the 1940's. That's what Shorty and I did last night we went back to the 1940's.A friend of our was hosting an arbonne party but the theme of the party can you guess it the 1940's =) O my gosh I have never had so much fun that included makeup! I got the privilege of being the makeup model! and by the end of the night everybody was calling me Susan form Narnia!  So you'll have to tell me do I look like Susan?

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today it snowed!,as I write this I realize not very many people "like" snow. Well I not only "like" it I LOVE it!

There are some positives and negatives to snow let me list some for you
       Plus                                                                              Minus
*Snowboarding/skying                                           * Having to hail water to our horses
*sledding                                                               * ice on the roads
*snowball fight                                                       * having to shovel/plow the driveway/roof
*warm nights by the fire sipping hot cocoa                            *cleaning of your car
*Ice skating

I don't know about you but I can sure find way more "pluses" then "minuses" 
Now you might live in Florida/someplace warm where you never see snowflakes/snow EVER.But still try to see the beauty in things other then focusing on the negatives. I've been reading the book The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom,and as her and her sister Betsy where in the concentration camp they gave thanks to God for everything in one part of the book when they laid in bed they even thanked God for the Fleas that where biting them and making it impossible for them to sleep. We today need to be like that,we need to give thanks to God for everything Even fleas...

On another note I also think of this....

As I see the beautiful snowflakes falling from the sky I try so hard to imagine none of them being the same... honestly I can't imagine that, God created us completely different, yeah there may be people that look the same
or talk the same,BUT they are not identical.You are you own design that God made you from and God never uses his designs twice! Just like a snowflake! Just think in all the years that it has snowed none of those snowflakes are the same,none of them!

Have an awesome rest of the day