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Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well, we've been tagged again!! This time by the Bessinger family. We are supposed to find ten books and post the fifth sentence on page fifty-six...without posting the title! Your job: to figure out what the ten books are! LOL. On a comforting note we are to supply five hints to help you out!

So here goes.

1) The materials for the raft were scanty and weak, and when Captain Francis with three companions got fairly out of the bay the raft sank so deeply in the water that they were completely standing in the sea.

2) Their dress was very smart, their manners very civil, they were delighted with the house and in raptures with the furniture, and they happened to be so dotingly fond of children that Lady Middleton's good opinion was engaged before they had an been hour at the park.

3) He ate in silence, busily filling the big emptiness inside him, while Father and Mother talked.

4) Most of the time I spend on my knees I am either stupid; feeling nothing at all, or else my head is full of what I was doing before I began to pray, or what I am going to do as soon as I get through.

5) "I am Queen, 'tis true but I begin to be tired of it, I think I would like to be pope next."

6)"I suppose so," Mrs. Paget went on with her bread cutting.

7) Here and there, on elevated platforms, or even on the top of a pile of tubs, were friars occupied in haranguing the soldiers, and in inspiring them with enthusiasm for the cause upon which they were embarked.

8) For truth is in this proverb, and no lie, men say well thus: it's always he that's well nigh.

9) Yet if he could have helped, he would not have done it; but he had not the discretion either to stop his ears nor to know from whence those blasphemies came.

10) Yatsar describes the action of a potter forming a vessel for a particular purpose.

1) All those who participated in the commands study should reconize one of these!

2) The acronym of our beloved state should give you a hint of one of the authors.

3) Think 'Austen' girls!

4) Dig into your libraries. A few of these books were written quite a while ago.

5) Famous pioneers!

Well that's all folks!! Now here's who I'm tagging:

The Smiths

The Antonians

The Sanders

The Parishs

God bless,

Monday, December 15, 2008

A white Christmas after all!

Daddy had this great idea last year for the perfect Christmas picture for us in South Georgia. Unfortunately, we did not get it done last year before they picked all the "snow," but we got it this year:

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

God bless,

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tagged!! :)

Hello folks! Well, we have been tagged by the Morton clan. The requirements: to post 7 interesting facts about our family.

So here goes:

1) Everyday speech around the Hagen house includes alliterations, TLA’s (three-letter-acronyms), and rhymes. We are always immensely amused at ourselves, often laughing so hard that we start choking. T.J., the only serious person in our family, tries to hide the fact that he is amused by pulling at his mustache so as to hide his mouth. Unfortunately, this only makes us all laugh harder. –BTW using TLA’s is a hereditary condition passed down from my grandfather, so we do have some excuse for our sometimes undignified hilarity. LOL.

2) Mumsie’s family, that is, the Beville family, can trace their family line all the way back to the time of William the conqueror, approx. 1066 A.D. The Beville family came to Virginia in the early 1670’s and settled near Jamestown. Their descendents still own the original land granted to them at that time. Essex, Virginia is named after Essex Beville.

3) Our family is descended on Daddy’s side from the Norwegian Vikings, hence the preposterous height and size of almost every male member of our family. To state it more plainly: don’t mess with us!! :)

4) We REALLY do say ‘Woohoo’ everyday before family worship.
For those of ya’ll that have never been to church at our house this statement would obviously leave you in the dark. I will enlighten you.

Every morning Daddy says:
“This is the day that the LORD has made”
and the proper response is:
“Let us rejoice and be glad in it, WOOHOO!! (really, really, REALLY loud)

5) We love chocolate!! (Woohoo!)

6) As a family we have traveled to several states like Oregon, Nevada, Texas, and Arizona. We had a lot of fun traveling together. And trust me, there is nothing like tent camping in the snow with your family in the middle of nowhere. Nothing.

7) We are probably the only people who ever answered the phone to hear: “Oh, ya’ll weren’t supposed to be home!"

For those of ya’ll who has never heard (or heard of) one of our answering machine messages, I’ll have to explain. Usually, Daddy will take a song and, keeping the tune, change all the words to fit our family, and then records it on the phone. Complete strangers have called us because somebody we know told them about it!!
Here’s an old one:
Properly sung in a very low, bluesy voice.

The phone, the phone,
can’t come to the phone.
Can’t take your call ‘cause there’s nobody home.
There’s nobody here to talk to you now,
so leave us a message, make it silly somehow!
Just leave us your message when you hear the beep,
we’ll call you right back, and that’s a promise we’ll keep.
The phone, the phone,
can’t come to the phone.
Can’t take your callallallalll…’cause theirs nobody hooooooommmee

Well that’s all for now folks. Sorry Adeline, I couldn’t come up with 7 other people to tag. But here’s a few.

Campana family

Frost family

Parish family

Slaughter family

And anyone else who wants to join in the fun!! :)

Rules are as follows:

1) Link the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2) List 7 interesting facts about you/your family.
3) Tag 7 other people and include links to their blogs.
4) Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Ya’ll come back now.
God bless,