Monday, June 22, 2015

Story About My Life

This is for Aunt Su-Su, who asks us almost everytime she sees us when we're going to post on the blog again. And by we, I mean me.

The kids decided that they wanted to write auto-biographies tonight. Langdon doesn't actually know what an auto-biography is, so he wrote it about his alter-ego, "Langdon James Dyksterhouse Joe". So here they are. Enjoy!

 The Story About My Life
"and her Name was Mary Laine"

Once there was a little girl. She went to Bible School. She learned a verse. It was "Death and life are in the power of the tongue" Proverbs 18:21. It was Wednesday and she went to Science then she sent to Lesson Time and then she went to Games then to the sanctuary and then she was done.

And now that we're done, I'd like to introduce my brother's make-believe story.
The End.

Langdon James Dyksterhouse Joe
"Just Joe"
a story about my life

I went to college and there was a principal and there was a teacher.

Then I had to take a nap at home. So I went to sleep and then to golf, and then I ate lunch.

The story's almost done. I did those things.

And then I had another nap and then it was bedtime. The next morning I woke up and I did the same things.

The story's almost done and my name is Dyksterhouse.

I cuddle up in bed and fall asleep.

The End.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Danny Manning: A Winning Culture

Gary is asked, on occasion, to write sports articles for different blogs and online magazines. Here is his latest contribution:


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mary Laine is SIX!

I AM... Mary Laine
I WAS... ?? who? Cause I’m just Mary Laine
I HAVE... a toy
I PLAY... games
I WORRY... if someone forgets my birthday
I KNOW... it’ll be alright
I WATCH... the ocean
I WANT... a brand new other toy. A toy candy cane but it’s germ-less.
I CRAVE... “I don’t really crave anything”

I USUALLY... stare
I REMEMBER... when I was five
I DISLIKE... having to go to the bathroom everytime
I GO... I don’t know places where I really like to go
I WENT... to Michigan
I CAN... do a cartwheel

I DON'T... like touching knives
I FEEL... calm
I DANCE... to the music
I READ... a book called Mary Poppins
I WRITE... pretend mysteries
I BELIEVE... that Mommy loves me
I AM SCARED... of scary shadows
I LISTEN... to the music
I WISH... that I had a castle that touched the sky
I LOVE... my mommy
I AM HAPPY... to be with my family
I AM THANKFUL... that God gave me such a wonderful gift – Jesus!

What is your favorite color? Pink
What is your favorite toy? My pretend veterinarian kit
What is your favorite fruit? raspberries
What is your favorite TV show? “Bodge”
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Hamburgers (no cheese!)
What is your favorite outfit? My Elsa dress when I have something under it
What is your favorite game? Monopoly

What is your favorite snack? Nutri-grain bars
What is your favorite animal? Little puppies
What is your favorite song? "Glub glub glub my face is a bug. I eat ants for breakfast right off the rug!!”
What is your favorite book? Mary Poppins
Who is your best friend? Ross
What is your favorite cereal? Life
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Jump on the trampoline
What is your favorite drink? Hot chocolate – no, lemonade!
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My stuffed animals
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Oatmeal
What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Steak
What do you want to be when you grow up? A kind woman

Happy 6th to this baby!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014