About Me
Name: Kittykait
Location:: Rural Texas, USA

I'm the second of 8 children.
I homeschool, and I'm 11.
I love having a huge family.
We have an animal farm: 2 gerbils,
6 rabbits, 1 dog, 1 cat,
and 6 sisters and 1 brother.
We are Christians.
I love Paperback swap!!!

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Dad this post is for you.
Only A Dad by Edgar Guest
Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come and to hear his voice.
Only a dad with a brood of eight,
Working daily, long and late.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.

I think this poem very well describes my Dad, and Grandpas.

  posted at 2:13 PM

Monday, January 29, 2007
While we were at Covenant Ranch Andrew Torres and his sister Lordes each shot a pig. Lordes's pig weighed 118 field dressed and Andrew's was 86. Since thier father did not want to keep the meat they gave it to us. Last night we ate the backstrap for dinner. It was really good! And all Mom seasoned it with was salt, pepper, and flour.
Mom also made gravy out of grease and backstrap crumbs.

  posted at 9:34 AM

Does anybody think it's hard to read the posts with the new colors and stuff? If so do you have a color you would like to suggest?
Also does anyone have ideas on what I should post on to make my blog more interesting?
I'm open to suggestions. :)

  posted at 9:32 AM

Friday, January 26, 2007

As part of my Dad's bonus this year from Vision Forum we got to go to a hunting ranch called Covenant Ranch from Monday afternoon to Wednsday afternoon. Dad shot a deer when it was Megan and I were hunting with him. Here is a picture of me holding it before we gutted it.

After we gutted her she weighed 83 pounds. It was the second biggest deer shot while we were there.

Deanna went varmint hunting with Dad and Mr. Turley the first night we got there, and Mr. Turley shot a bobcat! Dad said he shot all of its abdominal muscles out and they thought it was dead so Andrew Torres ran out and picked it up by the back legs but it wasn't dead so it started hissing and trying to curl up and scratch him but "luckily" for Andrew all its abdominal muscles were gone so it couldn't, so Andrew started yelling "Get the .22!!!Get the .22!!!Get the .22!!!" but all Dad, Mr. Turley, and Deanna could hear was ''.22!!!.22!!!.22!!!'' but finally Mr. Hart ran out there and shot it dead.

  posted at 9:08 AM

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mrs. Robert E. Lee was the future wife of the great General Robert E. Lee.

She was an only child, but had many cousins. Her cousins lived kind of far away but the roads were very bad so when they visited they usually stayed several days.

Some people who knew her thought she was definitely going to grow up and have a completely joyful life, but her life had many joys and many sorrows, as the author puts it


"If her life were someday written in music, it would be a great symphony, of blended joys and sorrows the joyous tempo childhood, and girlhood changed into one of care and trouble, of tragedy in which received wounds that could never be healed, even in those last days of tranquility. Such a symphony would represent the great thundering of battle, conflagration, surrender, desolation, and finally the heart sob of family with no home to call their own, But through it all would run the theme sublime character of Mary Custis Lee."


She was related to George Washington.

Her maiden name was Mary Anna Randolph Custis, she lived in Arlington mansion, and it was on 1100 acres of land.

Mary was the fourth child in her family but she was the only child that lived. The first child lived only one day, the second lived only 5 days less than one year, and the third lived five days more than one year. he was the only boy. Then came Mary.

Mary's interest lay mostly in their family portraits. One she especially liked was a portrait of Colonel Daniel Parke, and he was born in Virginia and educated in England. Colonel Parke was a military aide to the Duke of Marlborough in the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. When the battle was won the Duke elected him to tell the Queen of England.

God was a very  important part of the Custis household. On Sunday morning at ten o'clock they would go to church, afterwards Mary and her Father would take a walk, meanwhile her mother would talk to the servants about God and religion to prepare them for when they were free. After her walk Mary was expected to learn a hymn, and after her mother was finished with "Sunday School" with the servants Mary was to recite her hymn to her.

Mary's father had an even temper, and was a kind man. He even allowed

part of his land to become a picnic ground.

When Mary was 15 General Lafayette came to visit. General Lafayette had visited the Arlington Mansion once when her father was 3, and though he didn't remember it very clearly he had not forgotten the interesting thing that happened during his visit.

  posted at 9:38 AM

Monday, January 01, 2007
In this New Year of 20067 (and I hope many others to come) I am going to read my Bible 1-2 times.
Since there are 1188 chapters in the entire bible ( 928 in the old testament, 260 in the new), if I wanted to read in 2 times a year I would have to read approx 6.5 chapters a day. If I wanted to read it 1 time a year I would have to read approx 3.25 chapters a day.
So I am going to read 7 chapters a day and finish a little early.
And maybe in 2008 I'll read it 3 times a year. (10 chapters a day)

Would anyone like to join me?

  posted at 2:03 PM