Thursday, May 29, 2008

Our recent company

Recently we had the extended Drapers over for supper. As you can see, this is just a sample of what too cute looks like.
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Sunday, we had the Pierce family over for supper. Here are their two daughters. I think the kids had fun riding the horses.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's been a long time...

Yes, I know it's been a while since I updated my blog. The last couple of weeks have been a little exiting, what with bowling, having company, and yesterday, I went over to Miss Mathews and stayed all day to help her catch up on all the apron orders she's been getting from her website (Amelia's Aprons).
I haven't been practicing the piano nearly as much as I should, (what happened to the designated 3 hours a day??)

Last night I finally watched the new National Treasure. I know everyone thinks it's wonderful. Well, I think it's...ok. Not nearly as good as the first, though.
I am looking forward to seeing Indiana Jones, Prince Caspian, and Hancock (Will Smith). Those are the highlights of my future!
So, Until something more interesting happens in my life, Dolce Musica!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Praying For The Chapmans

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Please pray for the Steven Curtis Chapman family as they have just lost their youngest daughter to an accident.Read more here.

I have only had the privilege of meeting Steven once, but I have been blessed by his music and impressed by his ministry and the godly example his family has set for the eyes of the whole world to see.
Please pray for strength and comfort during this terrible tragedy.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Astronomy by David Rives

Monday night a 19 year old christian astronomer named David Rives brought his telescope to the Carpenter's. It was fun! You can visit David online at http://www.davidrivesministries.org He showed us a lot of pictures taken with the Hubble Space telescopes, gave a few facts about space and it's contents, then he hooked up his telescope to the screen and we looked at the moon. He also showed us a galaxy (I can't remember which one it was!). He was going to show us Mars, but by then the atmosphere had a lot of water in it, so we couldn't get a clear enough picture. Everything was put on the big screen, so we had a cool view. The only problem was, it was COLD outside!
Here's a few pictures.
David preparing his telescope.
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Pictures from the Hubble Telescope.
These pictures were taken in space, so there is no atmosphere interference
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No, those are not all individual stars. A long exposure reveals thousands of galaxies that normally cannot be seen. (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/)
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Now for the pictures as seen through David's telescope.

David showing us craters and telling us the names of a lot of them...who cares to name all those?
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The moon is so far away, that the tiniest little jar to the telescope would make the moon look like it was shuddering.
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far away...just kidding.
This is the galaxy I can't remember the name of
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This shows how the other planets protect earth from debris
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Friday, May 2, 2008

Gathering at the carpenters

Thought I'd post some long overdue pictures from a gathering we had at the Carpenters not long ago. We ordered pizza for everyone, and the West ladies sang for us. It was a fun evening.

Pretty!

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Cece West

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The West ladies

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Cece and I playing Pachelbel's Canon

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