Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Perry!

Yes today is Perry's birthday, and I'm taking the liberty to tell her in as many different ways. ;) She wishes I was there(me too), and hopes it snows some too. Hope you have a awesome day and another 'crazy' good year like the last one that will be blessed. You don't know quite what to expect in a year from now but hopefully it will be good.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lastest Courtship Event

Yep, that me. So wasn't this supposed to be about courting? In a way it is. See, I'm wearing Perry's Christmas gift to me. It's specially tailored, handmade by her (with help from a sewing machine), and it matches a dress she made a long time ago too. And she was also able to get it here without me me knowing a thing. It's a good thing that we have friends around the corner to ship things to. :)
Thank YOU Perry. ;)
(Go to Perry's blog to see what I made her)

Speaking about little sisters, Sadie saw that I needed new pajama pants and gave me two pares of them. One is made out of plaid fabric, which is also the only one I've worn yet, even thought I've have three nights to wear the other one. Guess it means I like it. :)

Monday, December 27, 2010


So somebody got on here and blogged pretending to be me..... LOL :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"Give a God-honoring Book this Christmas"

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

One Left!!

Praise God, I only have one test left with Collegeplus! Last week I passed Intro to Business so I just have "World Conflicts since 1900" left. I also am almost halfway through my one on-line class, which does have a mid-term and final test.
Once that is done I will have fulfilled my credit requirement for my BA in history and graduate. :)
Got a lot of history books to read the next couple of weeks though.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Courtship Picture by Picture

So i have tons to write about. But for now I've got some more pictures to share.
I also have some pics on another camera to get as well.

This is a favorite picture taken of both of us. Thanks to Sadie, the great picture taker.

Perry and her Father (or just Mr. W) at my grandpas 80th Birthday.


"You're gonna get it!"

'It was me, I'm guilty' ;)

Just one of our charming Chaperon's. :)


Last one

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A New Favorite Christmas Song~

"Light of the Stable" by Selah~

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two More Tests Taken

Last Saturday I passed the 'Law Enforcement' test, and today (Tue) I passed 'Criminal Justice'. They were moth similar to each other so it was easy to take them so close together. These are just electives (that were easy I might add), I am still majoring in History though. :)
I only have two tests left altogether: Intro to Business, which is going to be easy too because I enjoy what it contain plus the six other business test I have taken overlap whats on this one, so it will be more of a review.
And then "World conflicts since 1900", I don't know of anything else that could be more up my alley. Modern war history! :)

I am also doing well in my on-line class "War and American Society", which is basically an history of America's major wars. Received an 'A' on my first paper.

Praise God for His Progress.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Palin's view of Stay at Home Moms

Follow the link to watch the short you-tube video clip on Doug's blog. One more reason for me not to vote for her if she ran for Pres.

Come on, those mom's need to "evolve"; contradicts your Christian worldview. Just pointing it out, that's all. I'm not about being against her in every way.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Favorite Writer

So last week Perry finished the first draft of her next book.... Yay!

"I have been writing a sequel to "The Heavens Declare" on the topic of light... ...I think this book will be even better than the first. Last night, at 10:30, I completed the first rough draft. Now it's on to re-writes!"

So now I'm just getting her back for her post about me on her blog. ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

102 Credits!

So as of today I have 102 credits towards my BA in History, I need 120. within 2-3 months I should have the rest I need. Today I passed 'A History of the Vietnam War', and on Oct 23th I also passed 'Rise and fall of Soviet Union'; and two weeks before that I passed 'Civil War and Reconstruction'. I also started today my one and last on-line class, called 'War and American Society' which goes halfway through January.

The next test that I will be working on is 'Intro to Law Enforcement" (which is an elective), and after that 'Intro to Business', which is also an elective.

Praise God!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oregon pictures and Video

Note: there was a video in this post, don't know what happened to it. I posting it now in a separate post.~
These pictures inclu de: Paul, Anna, and Sadie in kilts that I made for them from their fabric, or actually I folded them. I learned how to do this in Scotland.~
Playing music at the C's.~
Sitting on the W's stumps, I don't like the way I look BTW.~
Looking at pictures from my trip, with lots of Chaperons.~ :)
My dad filming us.~

This is a Polka that I recently learned, and I taught it to Perry, so it might be a little rough but it sounds pretty good, She picked it up pretty fast. ;) BTW I don't remember the name of it~

BTW This is how we share pictures and videos, by posting them on our blogs~ :) We do do some by e-mail but it's easier this way sometimes, Especially when one has dial-up.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A few more Pictures...

So here are a few more 'courtship' pictures so to speak. Also, look for an upcoming post of some of my thoughts on courtship, with some encouragement, tips and tricks, LOL Just Joking :) Well, something along those lines anyways. ;)
I might explain what's going on in these pictures in a later post.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

More fiddle playing at Doune Castle, Scotland

Jig set. Great natural reverb! Playing in the middle of the castle courtyard.

Fiddle Playing At a Castle and Cliffs

Videos of me playing Be Thou My Vision in 'Whigs Vault' at Dunnottar Castle in Scotland, and the jig part to 'The Color Green' at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

The Vault was used at the time to hold 167 covenanter prisoners(Christians) for a few months under horrible conditions. Little Bear was having me play to get people to come in so we could do a devotional there. Very sobering to be in there and hear the story of what happened. It also had awesome reverb in there! :)

The Cliffs were the site where much of the Music video to RM's song The Color Green was filmed, I roughly played the Jig (instrumental) part to the song.
I have more videos of me playing at places to come.

Be thou my vision

The Color Green

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A few more Pictures from the Cliffs

Yep, I did another photo shoot of my fiddle while there; sure wish i had a Dulcimer. :) :) Enjoy!

Lastest Upcoming Film

"Color Green Films" with "Kid Brothers of St. Frank." presents...
'Rich Mullins'
'A Ragamuffins Legacy'
A full length Film Based on a true story coming soon.

So this is one of the lesser exciting news that I have, that somebody is making a film about him (and in the process took my Idea that I wasn't serious about).

So hopefully they make a decent 'family friendly' film, set to be released 2011.
Link below... with music from the film.

Mary Picked the Roses Song

Words written by Rich, music written by Andrew Peterson and Gabe Scott. Not the best melody, but still interesting.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Profile picture

Okay, so I have about a ton of pictures I could put up there; and until I decide on one for sure, I'll have the one up that's up. ;) I might also end up rotating them so.... ya'll all can tell me your favorites. ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Another Courtship Poem...

Yep, that's right, a second poem has been written about mine and Perry's courtship. This one was written by Mr. C. this past Saturday at our church's family camp (Mr. C and his family are living in Colorado right now). Then after the service that night he read it in an Irish accent for the whole church! :) So it was a little more merciful than the other one floating around @ ;)

~For Tyler Kirkpatrick~

There once was a lad named Tyler
Who paid no mind to the Beguiler
He talked to her dad
Who said he was glad
For Perry to court the shy smile

While away on Eire's emerald shore
Our lad said there's something in store
He held back the news
Till he landed his shoes (or actually before he even left for Eire)
On American soil once more

Young Tyler was not too terrific
On writing or calling horrific
For a time he was slim
On phone calls to him
But with Perry, he's now quite prolific!

My last verse is to give God the glory
For this first part of Tyler's great story
We trust him in seeking
The ways of His teaching
Thus all will have no thing to worry

Note: Written on the back of a family camp release form for the ropes course, during the afternoon of the ropes course.

Now Mr. C did see me on the phone that afternoon in the field talking to you know who; so....

Edited for late-night-up-too-many-days-grammatical-spelling-errors!

The Color Green... Again...

I can't believe that they cut out 6 songs from that video, and apparently it was all the Irish ones, cause here is the color green. No penny whistle, but there's piano and mandolin.

This is so Exciting!! 78 Eatonwood Green....

I have a couple very exciting post to post here soon; well not as exciting as a courtship. ;)
So I just found a couple really neat things, one is about a upcoming film. More later on that one.
And then; somebody just posted a bunch of few (6) never before seen videos of RM.
Here is one of them, doing one of my favorite songs to play, and this live edition is a new favorite. My family has a video, called live from studio B, but apparently they didn't put all the songs on they that he did that night, which is so wrong because this one was not on it. And he speaks about the place I just came from at the beginning when he is talking about this song.
:) :)

Family Camp 1.1

I am now home. :)
Got back from camp last night.
We have some more pictures btu they are on my dad's camera right now, so I only have a few from my mom's. I do have pictures of me in the kilt with my hat, on the other camera.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Cliffs, Dunluce Castle, Rope Bridge, Giants Causeway

Just a sampling of hundreds of great Pictures plus all the videos clips. Cliffs of Moher are on the west side of Ireland~ Everything else is along the northern coast~

Note~ I did have five more loading but this the connection was reset and I lost 20min of work..... So you have five for now. I had five more to load after that, so but the second five didn't go through so.... Enjoy

The Last Pictures I ever Took.... :)

So the first image is from the Cliffs of Moher, about a 700ft straight drop into the sea and rocks....

Somehow I survived that one and lived to fall again of the Carrick-e-ride (Spelling is wrong) rope bridge in Northern Ireland, which is where the second image is from. This second one was only a 90ft drop... :)

Okay, I'll get serious, I didn't fall anywhere, but these are neat pictures, but they don't give you quite the sense of grandness when you're actually up there.

I took the first pic but laying down on the grass next to the edge, with the camera on a tri-pod, I then set the timer and held the tripod with the camera on it over the edge and snap, there's the picture, and I was safe the whole time. ;)

The second one, well I walked out on the rope bridge, (actually nowadays it's made out of steel cables) stopped in the middle and took the picture looking straight down.

We had quite the adventure yesterday in Northern Ireland; rain, sunshine, thunder, floods, castles, cliffs, biggest rainbow ever, rope bridge, road closures, and car problems. But it was 'Grand' as they say out here.

I have about 500 picture i want to post from the last 3-4 days but it takes a while...

Cheers (another common expression out here)

Monday, September 20, 2010

I was here Today!!

The Cliffs of Moher~
I am too tired to download pic's right now, eating dinner, so.... you see them in the video.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This is how Fast some of the Trains go Out Here

I was waiting for a train at the station yesterday and two trains went through the Station, I missed the first first one, but i got part of the second one on video. These were going strait through, direct line to where ever they were going. My trains did not get to this speed quite (i think) cause they stop about every 5 minutes or so.
It created quite the wind~~~~ :0

Dublin~ Day Two

So Here are a few pictures from day 2 of visiting Dublin. Which is a very busy city, a little too busy. :) But it is quite an experience and is fun. Places I've been too, Trinity College and the book of Kells, and the HUGE library in the college. St. Patrick's Cathedral, and a few shops. Pics include; train station, a cafe named "Foggy Dew" (We went by it in the bus, so I had to jump off at the next stop and run back to get a picture) :) Foggy Dew is a famous song that Mr. W sings. ;)
Also, there's an old piece of music from Handles messiah from the 1700's.
And other cross that in the St. Patrick's Cemetery, the Celtic Crosses are actually called 'High Crosses'.

Also, very interesting, on the of the main busiest streets of Dublin there was the Socialist political Party out 'recruiting', handing pamplets out, speaking through a bull horn, etc.... wow!
Also there was table for Islam out there as well, trying to get 'converts'.
And the good thing was; there was a 'Right to Life' table out there too, with a petition to the government to keep abortion Illegal in Ireland; yes it is illegal to have one right now in Ireland.

Note: Today (the 19th) is thirteen years since Rich died, my host family reminded me last night. :(

Friday, September 17, 2010

Yes, I am now in Ireland

So here are so Photos from the last days of Scotland, there are just so many photos I could post, but it takes awhile for each one to load over here, AND I would like to get some sleep here as well.
Long story really short, I spent the day in Dublin, and yes I did get a Real Irish wool sweater. ;)

The first photo (I think) should be me, in Dublin today in my sweater~