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.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fanfiction: The Flying Princess

Hi, everyone. I thought I'd share some of my sketches of my
Toy Story Fanfiction stories. My first one was entitled
The Flying Princess, time setting is right after Toy Story
and before Toy Story2. The princess is a character I
came up with, a small princess doll named Mitsy.
Andy's mom comes home from Goodwill where she
bought a new doll for Molly who is still a baby of course.
The doll sneaks into Andy's room, exploring her new surroundings
and climbs up to the night stand beside the bed where she can
see all his toys doing their own things.

Woody and Slinky are currently playing a game of Checkers, and the
springy dog just jumped two of Woody's pieces. During a scuffle, near
the bed, the nightstand is bumped and the princess is sent flying through
the air.
She crashes into the game, sending the pieces in all directions and slides
across the floor. She looks up to find herself surrounded by Andy's toys.
Totally embarrassed, she scurries away from the group and hides behind Andy's
toy box, where Slinky finds her and warmly greets her, slowly melting away
Mitsy's nervousness.
Woody and Buzz tell the other toys to go about their business while they try to
welcome their nervous, shy newcomer. she gradually starts warming up to them and
they give her a tour of their favorite domain.
Mitsy is friendly and cheerful, but she keeps making odd hand gestures as she talks,
which puzzles the other toys. She tells them later that it's American Sign Language.
Mitsy applaudes as Buzz does an impressive move on the race car track, out doing Woody.
Being a dog lover, Princess Mitsy likes Buster...
"'Oh, how sweet!' Mitsy gushed.
'Sweet?' Potato Head interjected. 'He's a menace.'
'He's adorable!' Mitsy exclaimed.
'Whoa now! Hey,' Woody said, 'We don't call a sheriff's right hand dog
sweet and adorable!'
'Well, I do.'"
Not all my fanfics are centered on Princess Mitsy, at least I try not to
make them that way. I have some others to share. The next picture is
from my second story, Mitsy's Story, which explains where she came
from, how she learned Sign Language, her former life, and how
she ended up at Goodwill.
Just so you know, her story does have sad parts, but if you read about it,
I think you'll agree that Jessie the cowgirl's is still sadder!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Toy Story Quotes-Some of Our Personal Favorites

Yes, it's true! This coming Sunday marks 20 years since
Toy Story was released! Wow. Hard to believe. I think I
was 5 when we saw it the first time at a birthday party.
The first time I saw it, I immediately liked Slinky...
because he's a dog. But then I liked how loyal he was.
And a little after that, and ever since Woody has been
my number 1 favorite!
I was so excited when I was 8 and Toy Story2 came out! For years,
Annah and I always liked to watch it the day before leaving for
Dayspring Bible Camp or any kind of vacation we've had.

Many of us can quote the movie easy, but who has the ones that
have become their catcha phrase or it seems like just the right moment
to say something from the movie, because the line seems like it applies,
mostly to add humor to the situation? Here are some of our family
favorite ones.

Woody: Be happy!

From the first time she saw the movie, this has been Mom's all time favorite
line! She likes it every time. Slinky wants to play Checkers but Woody
says that he needs a job done first, and Slinky gets glum. Then Woody says
in a humorously firm voice: "Be happy!" Then Slinky throws back his head
laughing and trots away to perform his duty.
Woody: "It's not a laser. It's a little light bulb that blinks."

Mom likes this one too, and it is funny. Woody is already getting impatient and
flustered with the new, cool Space Ranger toy who thinks he's a real Space Ranger.
Plus, the other toys aren't just fascinated with the newcomer, but they seem to be
encouraging him in his blissful ignorance. Woody stands alone as he tries over and
over and over again to convince Buzz of the truth.

Buzz:"I just want you to know that although you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet."

I like this one. Logical Buzz, still oblivious that he is really a toy, stays calm
and says this to Woody after the cowboy tried to sabotage him. Buzz is so nonchalant
here, and at first Woody thinks he's in the clear...until Buzz goes on to say as
he gets nose to nose with Woody, "But we're not on my planet. Are we?"
"No," Woody says shakily. Then...WHAM!!!

I honestly think this is everybody's favorite line in the whole movie! LOL!
Okay, Woody, I don't think you're making much headway: just look at the
confusion and bewilderment in Buzz's face! After the two are accidentally
left behind at the gas station-due to a physically heated difference of opinion-,
Buzz reprimands Woody for interfering with his role as a member of Star
Command to defend the galaxy. Woody, all his frustration, impatience,
raw nerves, wits' end, end of the line, all his built up emotions-which
have been piling up more and more for who knows how long-burst out-
no, blurt out-in this line that he has been trying and trying and trying to
get through to Buzz since Andy's birthday party! And it still doesn't
sink in! Buzz's response is too funny. The level headed, straight to
the point, fearless Space Ranger simply states, "You are a sad, strange
little man. And you have my pity." LOL! These guys are too much.
Shark: "Look, I'm Woody. Howdy, howdy, howdy."

Woody: "Aha, aha...give me that!"


Another one of Mom's favorites. If you were a toy who lived in Andy's room,
one lesson you'll learn or should learn quickly: do not take Woody's hat without

Buzz: "Don't you get it? You see the hat?"

"I am Mrs. Nesbit!!"
Okay, as previously mentioned, I think the "You are a toy" is everyone's
favorite Woody line in the movie. But none of the other lines from Buzz
top this one! Through an unplanned stumbling block, Buzz has learned
the sad truth that he is not the only Buzz Lightyear that exists because he
is indeed, after all...a toy. So when the girl next door accidentally finds
him and dresses him up during playtime, poor awakened but depressed
Buzz goes loopy and forces himself to enjoy what the child has made him
out to be. Woody is flabbergasted to find the Space Ranger in such a state,
unaware that Buzz has come face to face with the truth, but still tries to
bring him back to his senses. Just look at his face in the second picture.
Woody rolls his eyes, probably thinking, Okay? What happened now? I
don't know what kind of new state of delusion he's lasped into, but this is
crazier than before! Wait...I don't have time for this..."Snap out of it,
"Buzz, would you get up here and give me a hand?"

"Ha, ha, ha. That's very funny, Buzz."
"This is serious!!"
It is so hilarious when because right now he cares less what happens to himself,
hearing the cowboy's request, Buzz tosses his broken arm at Woody. A little dry
but very serious humor!

Woody: "Wait a minute. I just lit a rocket."

"Rockets explode!!"


At last, the friendship is sealed, and it will persevere for generations!
"And as the years go by,
Our friendship will never die. You're gonna see it's our destiny,
You've got a friend in me, Yeah you've got a friend in me;
You've got a friend in me."
-Randy Newman

Food for Thought

Some of these wise sayings have encouraged me
and I wanted to share them with you.
I like this song and have known it since I was a kid.

For those of you who need encouragement and those who are enduring painful trials right now.


Me Again!

Okay, I've been uploading some photos to post
and thinking about what I was going to say. I can't believe it's
November already and am looking forward to the upcoming
holiday seasons!

I saw this at TJ Maxx. I agree.

That is so me. I do so enjoy reading.
My thoughts exactly! Something I've been trying to point out for the passed few years.

I found this and couldn't help smiling.
The above picture is a reflection of what I've been doing a lot of this year,
reading (and or writing, or watching things), especially into late hours of the
night. I used to rise very early in the morning and would read and read.
Now I stay up and read, or should I say most of the time lately typing out
my stories for Fanfiction, editing them, removing or adding content, and
trying to come up with ideas.
Just yesterday, we received an enormous, amazing answer to some
specific prayers! I won't share right now what that is, but to see how
God orchestrated it and worked things out is just...absolutely amazing!
Just a collage I made of the beloved sheriff and his lovely shepherdess. Who on here has heard what Toy Story4 is going to be about? I have!
Dad and I recently went to the shooting range. First time I've shot a gun since I was fifteen.