Saturday, February 6, 2016

My Woody Collection

When it comes to Toy Story, Woody is Number 1
on my list! He is absolutely my top favorite character
in spite of his flaws. I love him and Slinky above
all the other characters-don't get me wrong, I
like them too!-, have since I was a little girl.
Here are some Woody items that I have
happily accumulated.



Of course, there's my very own Woody to start with.

I got this mug from the Disney store. I really like the high quality and detail.



One of my new Christmas ornaments for 2015.


And Slinky! Yes, I got Slinky. It took so long to find him!

When I saw this item blogged by Dan the Pixar Fan, I hoped to get one.




 


A Little of November

Okay, I don't have much here, but here
are a few photos from Annah's birthday celebration!
Mom, Annah, and I did go to Main Street in Old
Historic St. Charles, which we hadn't done for a
long time.




Nora and me playing Memory.


 
 
Adalynn enjoying watching Paw Patrol.
 
Annah, birthday girl.
 
Baby Sofia
 
 
Beautiful lamp at Main Street
 
Ice cream from the Ice Cream Parlor: Birthday Cake and Cookie Dough! Yum!
 


Sunday, January 31, 2016

I know, I know!

Hi and so sorry that I haven't posted any pictures yet from
Thanksgiving or Christmas! I know you've been waiting!

Anyway, last year for Christmas, we did things a little differently.
We ended up getting a new tree! After 13 years of admiration
and service from our previous one, yes, we got a new one. It was
small but that's okay because we didn't have to trim it down and
the branches weren't so wide that they covered part of the
entrance to our bedroom hallway! It was simpler to decorate
and still pretty. It was free too! Yes, we got another free one.
Dad found the offer on Facebook. And it was God's provision
and perfect timing because we were shocked to discover that
our big one was soaked from its storage in the crawl space under
our home (we don't have a basement)! That had never happened
before! So, sad good-bye to our 13-year-old, once beautiful, tall,
and faithful old Christmas tree.

I will try to post pictures soon! I will!

Rebecca

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year

Hello, everyone and Happy New Year.
I know I have pictures to update you on from
Christmas and other things. I am so sorry for
the lack of them lately. Our Christmas was good
but a little out of essence. We've had another
foster kid temporarily placed in our home and
that has taken up our time too.
I have to edit pictures then upload them.

I'm excited about this year and can't wait to see
what new and pleasant things the Lord could bring
our way, I hope!

Currently, I am posting a big story of mine on Fanfiction
in the Toy Story community, plus working on my first
crossover. When I say big story, I mean that it has two
parts, and this one is like my main one. I do want to
try other communities on there, but this is where I am
so far.

I just want to say that I hope everyone else is anticipating
many different things God can do this year, whether it be
a small thing like a good, unexpected deal at the store or
something much bigger! But we must pray for big things
if we want to see God move. Don't forget to pray!

War Room is a wonderful movie, and I definitely recommend
it to anyone out there. All the Kendrick Brothers movies are
great, but each one touches on the fundamentals of life in
a different way and with a unique story. God has mightily
blessed the movie and I hope that it will most of all inspire
those who watch it.

That's all for now. Love, Rebecca

Monday, December 14, 2015

Art

I have Christmas d├ęcor pictures to work on
before I post them, but don't worry, I have a
few blog posts pending. I thought I'd share a few
pictures of a few drawings I've done over time.
But I've done many, many more than just these.
I enjoy drawing a lot, and I'm so thankful that God
gave me the gift for it!




Roses are my number one favorite flower, though drawing nature is not my favorite.




Helen Keller, I drew this from an aged photo from one her biographies.




This is from the World Famous Lippazaner Stallions. If you've never seen them perform, you're missing a great show.








Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Toy Story Fanfiction: Night in the Woods

Hi, these drawings are from one of my early stories.
When the idea of the plot came to me, I couldn't stop smiling
and the first chapter was a lot of fun as the dialogue just
spilled into my mind. I really enjoyed working on
this story and personally (not trying to boast), it's
one of my favorite ones, from my own work, that is.

 
 
 It begins with Woody, Buzz, and Jessie playing a game of Blind Man's Bluff,
and they invite a few of the other toys to join them.
 
 
 
 
Slinky agrees, but the others decline. Due to his tiny arms, Rex says that it's
difficult for him to catch others during the game, and Princess Mitsy
sarcastically tells him that he made a wise decision because the trio
can be troublesome. Rex and Potato head leave, and Woody, Buzz, and
Jessie grin sneakily at Mitsy. She insists she will not play with them
because of the embarrassing prank they pulled on her last time. They
convince her to play, though she is wary about it.
 

 
 
 
 
When Mitsy gets tagged, as Buzz is blindfolding her, Woody, remembering
the before mentioned prank, teases her:
 
 
Woody-"Okay, everyone. Let's go find our hiding places."
 
Mitsy-"Don't you dare!" Though her vision is now blocked, she twists
her head around toward the voice and points her finger at him.
 
 
Andy and his friend Carl are going to a state park for some nature study
for school. Andy takes Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and Bullseye with him.
While he is occupied, they explore the woods a little and then give
chase in trying to get back Woody's hat, which has been stolen
by a wild animal.
 

 
 
As they wander off, Andy accidentally leaves them behind to go home, and
Jessie becomes panic-stricken as they try to make their way back only to
realize that they are lost!
 
 
 
 
While they try to find a bulletin board with a park map on it, Woody is snatched
by a hawk and Buzz and Jessie have to save him!
 
 
Woody is pinned to a limb, about to be pecked to pieces!

 







 
 
 
Woody is a bit shaken from the frightening experience and can't seem to find
his land legs.
 
 
 
 

 
 
When Andy returns home, he discovers that his favorite toys are not in his
backpack, and gets anxious, begging his mom to take him back to the park.
She calmly tells him that they will have to wait 'til morning because
the park is closed for the night. Andy's other toys are very worried about
their friends, but Bo Peep remains the brave and strong one (like
Woody), reminding them that Woody and Buzz are both intelligent and
that they'll all take care of each other.
 
 
 
 
A hostile and hungry creature snatches up Jessie, and Woody and Buzz have to
rescue her!
 
 
 
Woody feels bad after Jessie, still shocked from her fear, yells at him, and speaks
unkindly to him.
 
 
 
 
After she's had a few minutes to calm down, Jessie sadly apologizes to her
brother for treating him so harshly after he helped save her life!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mitsy can't sleep, so she climbs up on Molly's dresser to talk with Bo Peep.
 
 
 
 
 Bo isn't displaying her hidden worry about their friends, and keeps talking
positively, saying they have to keep thinking that way. Mitsy admires the
way Bo Peep is so calm and nurturing, just like a mother.
 
 

 

 
 
Mitsy quietly goes into Andy's room and slips underneath the bed where
some of the other toys are gathering. She sits with them and shares
 the benefit of Bo Peep's wisdom.
 
 
 
Andy's toys watch the next morning in eager anticipation as he anxiously
jumps into the van to find his favorite toys.
 
Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and Bullseye are so relieved to be home!
 
 
Jessie, so happy that their owner did NOT abandon them as she'd feared,
signs in Sign Language, "There's no place like home!"










Saturday, November 28, 2015

Giving Thanks

I have so much to be thankful for, and I can't
help but say that my specific list of things I'm
thankful for are the same as last year and
the year before. I'm thankful for you,
readers. Here's a few things I can add to my
thankful list:

-God's Word in our own language

-Our foster child and that God brought him to us

-Color and music, I can't imagine what life would be like
without them!

-Jesus going to the cross of His own free will!

And as always, I'm thankful for my family, our home,
our vehicles, Dad's steady, well-paying job, our health,
and our freedom and liberty in this country.