Monday, May 25, 2009

Young Maiden's Daybook - May 25

May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Outside my window…
Sunny blue sky with lots of clouds.

There's been a break in the rain!

I am thinking…
About graduation... NEXT WEEK!

I am thankful for…

God's forgiveness and mercy.

If we had gotten justice we'd surely be lost;
But we find mercy when we kneel at the cross!
from the song Mercy

I am wearing…
My dark blue dress.

I am reading…
1 Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs, 1 Peter
"Shadow of the Almighty" by Elisabeth Elliot;
"The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey;

"Bruised Reed" by Thomas Lambie

I am creating…

Various afghans.
(3 and a baby blanket to be exact)

One of my favorite things…

For education this week…

Whatever I learn on the way :)

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning...

Motherhood skills.

A spiritual lesson I'm learning...
Dealing with suffering.
I believe I give into being discontent about
my physical ailments more than I like to admit.

A godly character trait I plan to work on…
Still charity, but I desperately need the Lord's help with meekness.

Scripture I am memorizing…
I plan to find a verse sometime this week.
I admit... I didnt' last week :(

I'm praying for…
My poor mommy to feel better :(

She's had a bad cough and now
she's lost her voice completely.
I tried making an appointment, but doctors are closed today.

For the rest of the week…
Whatever might happen today
(something may come up later for Memorial Day),
preparing for family coming next week for my graduation,
resting (fibromayalgia is starting to kick in more lately),
work on a rather difficult fiddle arrangement of
"Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah" from
Ken Lych's Sacred Solos For Advanced Violin book,
and whatever else the Lord sees fit to add!

A picture I’d like to share...
This was the cake I made for my friend's aunt's graduation reception...

It took me 2 days to make.
Actually, I had hoped to arranged the flowers differently,
but when I made them all, a bunch of them
fell on the ground and got smooshed :(
Thankfully all of the roses survived!!
Have a great week!

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Lindsay said...

Hi Alexandra,
I hope you have a good Memorial Day and that your mom feels better soon!

Here's the link to my daybook:


Haley said...

Hey Alexandra,
The cake you made is beautiful! You're so good at cake decorating!

Here's the link to my daybook:

Happy Memorial Day!

- Haley

Alli said...

Oh my, that cake looks gorgoues. I hope your mom feels better. I had a bad cold a while back. Lost my voice, and had a very bad cough.

Miss Alli

Susannah said...

The cake looks good! :)

Here is the link to my daybook:



Alli said...

I have not done my daybook post yet. I might get it done tomorrow. But I did update my blog. Come, check it out!

Miss Alli

Hannah said...

Here is my post. I love the cake you made! Cake decorating is on my list of things to learn:P Maybe I will get to it someday!

Bekah said...

Your cake is beautiful! I love cake decorating!

Here's the link to my Daybook:

♥Possum Princess♥ said...

I did the daybook!
The link is here:

♥Possum Princess♥

P.S The cake is really pretty :)

Emily said...


I have just started my daybook! It is a wonderful idea. I hope it is okay to post it today but, put the date as yesterday. I started it yesterday and completly forgot to post it. :)

Here is the link:


Elizabeth J. said...

Lovely cake. I came across your blog and I love all the pretty colors and pretty prints you have here. Feel free to drop by my blog.


Sveta said...

I have one at

Happy Graduation! Beautiful cake.
have a great week.

Alli said...

Thank you for the encouraging comment you left on my blog. :) I feel that after I am done with school, that God is calling me to be a secretary for a church or something. I am trying to have fun with my test. We only have six more left. They are really hard.

Miss Alli

Alli said...

I have read all of your Maidens In Waiting posts. Those were REALLY encouraging. What home school group are you in? Because my homeschool group is having a graduation cermony next weekend. And I noticed that you are graduating next week. Are you planning to go out to the mission fields right after you graduate? When you do go out to the mission fields, are you still going to be able to update your blog? Do you have any hobbies, that you do during your free time?

Miss Alli

Anonymous said...

OHH Ally, It's beautiful, can't wait to see u and hug very proud of u hon.
Love Ya
Grandma Jeannie

Miss Eyebright said...

Ooh, I didn't get mine done this week, I totally forgot! I have been enjoying it though. I think it has encouraged me to do more things that I don't usually do. I also keep forgetting to link back to your blog so that others can join! I got to do that.

Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
Miss Eyebright

BookwormMN said...


Have a wonderful graduation day! Congrats!

That cake looks great!! I could never do that well! Sorry I haven't been doing Young Maiden's Daybook, hopefully this next week!

Have a great day!


justagirl4god said...


I have just started doing the Daybook entries... here is the link:




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