Monday, June 30, 2008

Another Birthday!

Today is Sarah's FIFTH Birthday!!! She is getting so big! Since you all know how sweet and fun she is I'll just leave you some pictures.


Monday, June 23, 2008


Tonight, for dinner, I decided to use up some of the herbs and produce from our garden.

Some one told me that rosemary was good on chicken. So, I drizzled the chicken with olive oil, placed the rosemary on top, then sprinkled everything with a little salt and pepper.

About half of the squash was from our garden but all of it was organic!

All of the ocra came out of the garden tho one or two of them were slightly over done.

The broccoli was the only thing that didn't have something from the garden.

Unless you count the peaches that went into the peach cobbler (which hasn't been cooked yet in this picture).

The salad had some lettuce, green onion and tomatoes from the garden.

I also made sweet tea with fresh mint! That was one of the best cups of sweet tea I've ever had!

And...the finished product! It all turned out pretty well considering I didn't know what I was doing! :) Mom was a BIG help adding this ingredient and cutting up that! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP MOM!!!

And now to go eat that peach cobbler that almost ready!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


This morning our family got up really early *yawn* and went to pick blueberries at a friends u-pick farm.

A distant photo of the "workers".



Dad and Micah



Josiah and the Twins

The Twins

Sarah - The early rise didn't seem to bother her till naptime. She was out in five minutes!

We also had my friend Lindsay along.

These two were very distracting especially the kitten.

Lots of blueberries!

"Many hands make light work!"

What boy could resist throwing some of the unripe blueberries?

The rest are just "artsy" pictures I took.

Can anyone guess how many blueberries we picked (in lb.)?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Crafts with Denim!

My mom sent me this link and said I should blog about my birthday gifts that I received the past two years from my dearest friend. So, here is goes!

Last year, for my sixteenth birthday, my parents surprised me by flying my dear friend Elisabeth out. For my birthday she not only brought herself but she gave me a denim purse filled with very cute and thoughtful things. Among the things in the purse was a hand-made notepad to go in it!

This year, she and her younger sister Hannah (who is also one of my dearest friends) made me a notebook! They decorated and personalized it just for me!

Aren't they lovely? I have used the notepad much in the past year so it is not as pretty looking as it did but I still love it!

So... what do you think of my talented friend's talents???

Thank you, Elisabeth and Hannah, for your friendship and love! I hope I will be deserving of it someday!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Huntsville Space and Rocket Center

As I promised (though rather late), the Space and Rocket Center!

The day started with rides as mom didn't want to be out as it got hotter. The first ride we did was the Space Shot.

It was fun!! This is what the website says about it...

What does a rocket launch really feel like? Three, two, one, liftoff! Rocket 140ft straight up in 2.5 seconds. 4 G's of force on launch! 2 - 3 seconds of weightlessness out of your seat then a 1 G free fall!

We (Micah down to Josiah) ended up doing it a total of four different times!

We then walked around and saw different rockets, missiles, vehicles and landing reproductions.

We then did the G-force simulator. We found out later that it was pulling 3 negative G's. We (Micah down to the twins) did it a total of three times!!!

While we were doing that mom and Sarah found a ride for smaller people! Josiah later commented that it seemed a lot like a Tigger ride (as you will see, it was very bouncy!).

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Sarah and the twins loved it as well! I lost count of how many time they did it.

We then met-up with dad and headed inside.

The first thin we found was the Mars Mission! The had a ride that was supposed to be a land rover kinda thing. I took three video's with it.

The first was outside as we were waiting our turn.

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This is our first ride and you can see the screen pretty well.

Mars Mission #1 from Rochirmil Ferrill on Vimeo.

The second ride I sat in the very back so you can't see the screen as well but you can see a little more of the bumps and shakes of the ride!

Mars Mission #2 from Rochirmil Ferrill on Vimeo.

We then wandered around looking at the different displays.

A Futuristic soldier.


A UGV and UAV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle and Unmanned Air Vehicle).

We then went to the Mars Mission Climbing Wall.

We then walked around looking at more displays and then returned to the rides.

I do have more pictures but, as I said, there are several more than I could post here. If you want to see more than you will have to ask me directly at some point or other.

Well, I think I've shared enough now. I'm almost positive that ya'll will be tired of seeing my tiny, little, unimportant posts and then the long, boring, unimportant posts. Oh, well. It means a lot to me that you made it all the way to the end!