Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hello everyone!! 

 So it is now December!!!!!!!!! I'm going to put up a Christmas music playlist! However if you don't want to listen to the music or if it is getting on your nerves let me know. You can also pause the playlist! 

  We have some snow! It has been melting some though. But maybe the grass will soon be covered again. My brothers have been having fun playing out in the snow building snow forts/castles. They will get a bucket/ tote, stuff snow in it, and then dump it over to make a block of snow! Even Isaiah, age 2, has been out in the snow! 

 I have been doing school, chores, making cards, baking, and other stuff! I also went out sledding with the boys a couple of days ago! That probably won't be the last time I go sledding this year either!

 Anyway, have a great day everyone!!!!!!! 

                ♥ Rachel

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Picture for photo challenge

Ok, here is the picture for Isabelle's photo challenge! I used PhotoMania.

Friday, October 26, 2012

This week

Hello all!!!! Here is a post about my week!

 On the 25th it was my brother, Noah's, 5th birthday!!!  On the 24th we had my grandpa over for a combined birthday party for Noah, Isaiah, and me! At that combined party we had cupcakes and ice-cream and we played the Wii (grandpa played too!)

 We have a skunk that has been getting in our barn and eating the cat food. So a couple of nights ago, I went out to the barn and the skunk was in the barn eating the cat food and he got scared and hid under some stuff in our barn. So I went and got a live trap and set it; I put cat food in a bowl and put it in the trap. And then I went to another part of the barn and the skunk came out from its hiding place and was sniffing around and he drank some of the cat's water. He then noticed or smelled that there was cat food in the trap so he tried to get to the food from the back of the trap but didn't succeed in that. Well he finally went in the trap and the door closed behind him. So, ok, I caught the skunk right?! Well temporarily!! The next morning my dad went out to the barn and found out that the skunk had gotten out the back of the trap which hadn't been all the way closed! So my dad reset the trap, but tonight I found one of our cats, Mack, inside the trap with the door closed behind him!!! Maybe we'll catch that skunk yet!!!!!!!

 Any way, tomorrow Mom, Kim, and I are supposed to go shopping in Erie, PA! We are planning to leave for Erie at 8:30 a.m. and get home around dinner time! We don't go shopping in Erie very often; we did go last year though!

 I have taken my youngest brother, Isaiah, on some walks the past few days! The weather has been pretty nice! On the walks he likes to hold on to a leaf and try to throw gravel into the water when we're on the bridge!

  Well have a great day!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Today was my littlest brother, Isaiah's, and my birthday!!! This is his 2nd birthday and my 17th!!!!!!! Yesterday we did presents for Isaiah and me from the family! And today I had a friend over and we had pizza and cake! Below are some pictures! Enjoy! :)

Isaiah with his card and gifts!

Me with some presents!

My OWN box of Life cereal!

The birthday buddies!

Me with my cake today!

My cake. It is a yellow cake with chocolate frosting and Reese's bite-size candies!

My sister, friend, and me

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall at the Young's

 Fall is here! Here are some pictures! Enjoy!

Chestnut ball

The creek

A maple tree

Me :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

First week is done

So, my first week of 12th grade is done! I have been getting done with my school earlier in the day than last year mostly! I'm planning on finishing school in May or June.

   How has everyone else's school been so far? And what classes are you taking?


Friday, September 7, 2012

Blog quiz and awarding

I was awarded by Isabelle on!

Here are the RULES .

1. You must post eleven facts about yourself.
2. You must answer the eleveen questions the awarder has given you , and create eleven questions for your awardees to answer .
3. Tag eleven fellow bloggers.
4. Notify them that you have awarded them .

11 Facts about me:

1. I wear glasses
2. I live in the country
3. I don't wear make-up much
4. I was born in a fall month
5. I am starting my Senior year of high school soon
6. I like Sherbet (ice-cream)
7. I am home-schooled 
8. I have never been in Europe
9. I am soon to be an aunt
10. My nickname is Rae
11. I like Reese's candies

  Isabelle's questions:

1. How old are you? - Younger than 20
2. What is your favorite color? - I'm not sure
3. How many siblings do you have? - 1 sister and 7 brothers 
4. Do you like to sing? - Sometimes
5. Do you have any pets? - Yes; 4 cats and 4 goats
6. Black or brown? - Black
7. Contemporary Christian music or secular? -  Both
8. What do you want to do when you get older? - Get married and sing
9. Where were you born? - Fort Worth, Texas
10. Do you want to get married? - Yes
11. Do you like the color yellow? - Kinda

 My questions:

1. Where were you born?
2. What is your favorite dessert?
3. Do you like to sing?
4. Who is your favorite singer/band?
5. Do you know any foreign languages?
6. What is your favorite movie?
7. What is your favorite season?
8. Mexican, Chinese, or Italian food?
9. What is your favorite game?
10. Have you ever ever been outside of the U.S.?
11. What is your nick-name?

     I award:

Kimberlynne (
PineappleMama (
The CocoaNut  (
Philip (
Erika (

Thanks!      -Rachel               P.S   Any of my blog followers that do not have blogs of their own can answer
                                                       the questions that I posted! Leave your answers in a comment!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dill Pickle Spears

Yesterday my mom, sister, and I canned some dill pickle spears! Here are some pictures!
Some whole cucumbers
Cucumber spears



Dill goes in each jar.

Garlic also goes in each jar.

Waiting for the water to boil. (This pic was taken when we were heating up the water the first time; we had to heat it up again because we had to wait to get more vinegar to finish the pickles!)

Boiling the jar lids so that the rubber will get soft

This is when we were putting the juice mixture into the jars.

The jars are all filled now with cucumbers, dill, garlic, and a liquid mixture.

Some of the jars in the canning pot

Sometimes jars will break while in the pot (as shown in above picture). Only one of the jars broke!


Thursday, August 23, 2012


Hey everyone!!!!!!!

 I am done with 11th grade!!!!!!!!! Now on to my Senior year in a few weeks!!!!!!!!!!!! In my last year of school I will be doing: Language Arts, World History, Physical Science, and Government!

Anyway, how are all of you??


Monday, July 23, 2012


Hello!!!! I haven't done a post in a little while!

 Well, in an earlier post I mentioned our garden. Our strawberries are pretty much done for now. We have gotten lots of yellow squash and zucchini and are still getting more! Fruits and veggies visible but still growing are: watermellon, lemon cucumber, cucumber, and tomatoes! We also have onions, but they are small.

 School is still going. I only have a little bit of Language Arts and some History left for this past school year  and then it's on to my Senior year!!

 As some of you know, I got nerve damage to a nerve in my leg last month. My physical therapist said that it (the nerve or a muscle maybe) is getting stronger. It's going to be a slow process to get back to normal again. But don't think that i'm crippled; I can walk. :)

 So, what all have you guys been doing this summer?  I know some of you have graduated; are you excited about no more school this coming fall or going to college?

 Here are some pictures!!!!!!!!! Enjoy and have a great week!
                     -Rachel :)


A gourd



Lemon cucumber
Yellow squash



Lacy and Daphney