Friday, April 30, 2010

My friend, Jenna, recently let me borrow the Seussical the Musical soundtrack....




I love it.




The songs are really entertaining.

So entertaining, that the first time my dad heard it, he started dancing and tried to sing along.

( This is funny because the song playing was Amayzing Mayzie. =) lol.. )

As for the play itself, it is essentially just a bunch of Dr. Seuss stories combined and set to music. I haven't actually seen the play, but I am looking forward to seeing it as Fine Linen Drama is planning on performing it next spring!

One Rather Sunny Afternoon..

Baseball is a sport loved my most Americans. My family included. =)


These pictures are just of the boys playing two man baseball outside one rather sunny afternoon.
Cordell's game face.




I really like this one. haha. :)




Cordell's favorite position is pitcher and he does a good job at it.
As for my pitching, it has improved since last year when I accidentally hit my mom in the head. ( I was catching and she was batting... It just slipped off my fingers wrong.)
I felt so bad....and so did mom's head.


Now, aside from T-ball, I have never actually played on a baseball team. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did basketball, and soccer, so I never got past hitting off the tee. (Just to clarify, I DO NOT hit off the tee anymore. =)
My brothers, however, really enjoy playing it which makes daddy very proud since baseball was "his sport" in high school.

Homeschool Talent Show

Last night Cordell played a piano duet with his teacher, Joel Nisbett, for the Homeschool Talent Show. He is playing Un Viento Caliente (A Warm Wind). He did a great job and we are very proud of his hard work this year in learning to play the piano! Posted by Pam

video

Thursday, April 22, 2010

PARENTS FORCE CHILDREN TO PLOW LARGE GARDEN WITHOUT THE AID OF HORSES, MULES, OR A TEAM OF OXEN!

Yes, you read the title right....
This is the garden that they wanted us to put rows in. Rather large, huh?

But, once I realized that I didn't need horses, oxen, or mules, because I have little brothers, the job went quickly. :)
I just tied a rope to the plow, a brother to the rope, and Tada!




They even did the last couple of rows by themselves!



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

20 Years!



My parents have now been married twenty years today.




Mom says: " If I can put up with Walter for 20 years, anybody should be able to do the same with their spouse."




Dad says: " Sweetcakes is still just as sweet and se*y as the day I married her."






I say: " The picture below is not my mom and dad. The people in the picture are not related to me at all. "

True love after 20 years is....


No, but seriously.... Thanks for being an awesome mom and dad! We love you!!

-Jennifer Cordell & Ryan

Work Day at the Farm!

And that would be the farm in St. James. =)


Last week we used Daddy's new cub tractor (aka: Little Earl. ) to cut grass. He worked pretty good, especially considering Little Earl was born in the early 50's, making him nearly 60 years old!






We also did things like using the weed eater, planting rhubarb, burning leaves, and pruning the baby trees that were trying to grow by the barn.

We ended the day by having a bonfire and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. =)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Reflections...


Well, I am not doing so good keeping up with this blogging business, but I hope that you will get over it and live to see many young men of four or five thousand a year come into the neighborhood. If the last part of that sentence is confusing to you, it is a reference to a line from Pride and Prejudice, which is now finished.


Fact: I am not, surprisingly, suffering from Post Production Depression Syndrome. The cast party is next week, the hike 3 is... Well, it hasn't been scheduled yet, but there are things to look forward to, and I know that there is life after the production. =)


P&P was so much fun to work on. I have made lots of memories, made many new friends, and grown closer to the friends that I already had. I feel so blessed to have been a part of it. Thanks to everyone, cast, crew, and audience, for making this such a memorable experience!

Now for the pictures, which a post ought to have if it possibly can. =)

This is the ball at Netherfield. Everyone looked so lovely (or handsome, which ever you prefer. :) in their costumes!



Pemberly people.


The Gardiners, Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Bingley, Caroline Bingley, Mr. and Mrs. Hurst, Mr. Darcy and his sister, Georgiana.


Rebecca Grow and Joel Nisbett - People who played the roles of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. They both did such an awesome job, I can only gush about what an awesome job they did.



The Collins' humble abode.


Here we have Mariah, Anne, Lady Cathrine DeBourgh, Mr. Collins, Mrs. Collins (me!) , and Elizabeth B.


Longbourn


Mrs. Bennet, Kitty, Mrs. Whickam (How well that sounds!), and Mr. Whickam.


The entire cast.


I love you all!


Note: Thanks to the Hickles (via the Nisbett's blog) for the pictures. :)



Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ruby, A Pig.

This is Ruby.

Ruby is a pig.

Ruby is a big pig.






Ruby is staying with us for a week.


Ruby has a sad fate as a pig.


Especially as a big pig.


Ruby will unfortunately be dinner to somebody...


I know, sadness is probably the emotion that you are feeling right now....



But, we gotta eat!