{this picture was taken by Cassia for the 4H photography project}

Quote of the Week


“God has not called us to build our lives around the pursuit of our own selfish desires, but to be poured-out sacrifices for His kingdom…a poured-out life for Jesus Christ is a worthy goal worth pursuing.”

Leslie Ludy, Sacred Singleness


The Bookshelf 

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

A very fun read-aloud…we girls remember Mommy reading it to us, and now we are in the middle of reading it to the boys (much to Noah’s delight–he’s a penguin lover 😀 )

Videos of the Week






The Recipe Box


Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies were created by Charissa for her 4H project in the ‘Create-With-a-Mix’ category.  We should have started with an actual box mix instead of a cookie recipe, but the result is delicious!  She won a blue ribbon with these (:

3 1/4 c. flour

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 c. cappuccino drink mix

1/2 c. hot chocolate drink mix

1- 3.5 oz. package instant vanilla pudding

 1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1 c. (or more!) chocolate chips

  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mix together flour, cappuccino mix, hot chocolate mix, instant vanilla pudding powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.  Beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until creamy.  Add eggs one at a time.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Start with one cup and add as many as you like in your cookie dough (for us, that’s a lot 😉 ).  Roll cookie dough into balls and then roll in white sugar. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes.


Farmgirl Favorites


Click on the picture below to see a whole parade of these amazing and intricate paper sculptures.  They were all made by a ‘mysterious person’…someone who would anonymously leave them in different locations in Scotland.


A fantastic blog post by Jessica called “Whatever You Do”
Jessica Letchford
A very honest footnote:

via 22Words


Cute Quotes

and farmgirl funnies

While working on her 4H Genealogy project, Bekah asked:

 “How do you spell ancestors? Is it a.n.n.s.i.s.t.e.r.s.?”

Last Sunday on the way home from church we passed a gas station that advertised ‘free Wifi’.

Charissa exclaimed, “Free WIFE?!!” and cracked up laughing 😀



Mr. TruGreen truck pulls into our driveway.

We start to wonder, is does he know he’s in the wrong yard? or is he going to ask us if our big brown yard would like some help??

We watch him get out of his truck and look around, then he pulls out his equipment and starts working on the yard!!! So I walk out there quickly and say, “I think the yard you’re supposed to be doing is over there” (pointing at the neighbors who always have Mr. TruGreen truck over).

We have two of the neighbors’ mailboxes in our yard besides our own, so he saw the address and thought he was supposed to do our yard. He was probably thinking, “I’m going to be here in the hot sun for a looooonnngggg time!”  -Jessica

Bekah: “Anna is Quaker, you want to know why? Because she ate another piece of lettuce and said, ‘another piece for good measure’.  Because in the Bible, in the story of the children of Israel, somebody says, ‘for good measure’, like when they’re doing the sacrifices.”

Anna: “Bekah, the children of Israel are not Quaker.”

Bekah:  “Then why did you say I’m Quaker when I said, ‘it stinketh’?”

Charissa: “Is Quaker, Quaker Oats?”


Bekah put the ‘stinketh’ with the King James language, and thought that was what Anna was talking about-thus the reason she thought the Israelites were Quakers 😀


Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is an {almost} weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls

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14 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #87

  • June 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I cannot wait to try the recepie!! Sounds good!!!

  • June 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I like this blog…I’m new here, but enjoy it! You have a lively family. I have two sisters and five brothers. Youngest is nine monts old.

    • July 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Hi Abigail 🙂 Thanks for commenting! That is so, so sweet that you’re youngest sibling is 9 months old 😀 Babies are just adorable, aren’t they?!

      • July 1, 2012 at 11:18 pm

        Yes they are!!!!! We just welcomed in a new baby girl yesterday morning. She’s so cute!!!!!

  • July 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I love the quotes you put up, they are always so funny! : ) I watched part of the moose in the pool video….: ) now that would give you a pretty big surprise if you saw that!!!! Especially if you live in Australia, like me where we have no moose (I don’t think we even get them in zoos either)!!!
    Love ~*Chantelle*~

    • July 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Yes! It sure would! I wonder how they got him out?!


      • July 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

        hmm, that might have been interesting! : )

        Oh, I’m not sure if your email subscription thing is working…..I put my email in because I often forget to check you blog, and I got an email to confirm, but nothing has ever come through……it doesn’t matter to me, but I though maybe I should tell you.

        Love ~*Chantelle*~

        • July 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

          Thanks Chantelle! We didn’t know that it wasn’t working, so thanks for letting us know 😉

  • July 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Your welcome! : ) I showed the moose video to mum, and she thought it was very cool, especially when he swims and when he climbs out! : )

    Love ~*Chantelle*~

  • July 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    We have moose up here in montana i saw two before in a lake nearby…they are BIG!

    • July 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Oh MY! That would be something to see 😀

  • July 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    so I realize that this is an old post but HOLY COW your household sounds like ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The stinketh and Quaker thing? can anyone say L-O-L?!?!?! 😀 😀 😀 😀
    the Penny video is phenomenal lol
    And the pic of the footnote…? PRICELESS! I’m actually one of those odd people who read most footnotes and the occasional intro lol

    • July 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Lol! I usually read footnotes, too…intros, it depends 😀
      The stinketh and Quaker was my favorite, too 😀 hehe


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