Saturday, December 12, 2009

What I`m Thankful for

This entry is a little late but, oh well. I am thankful for our loving and caring God. My most of the time nice family. For a nice warm house and a nice warm bed in my nice warm room. For food and drinks, most of all clear cool water. I`m thankful for my pet cats (5) and my pet rabbits (2). I`m thankful for Friends. For clothes and shoes. For entertainment like plays, movies, computer, etc.. I`m thankful for books to read. For toys to play with. For plants and animals. For mountains and rivers. For holidays. I`m thank ful for lots of things.

Friday, December 11, 2009

My thoughts on What Christmas means to my kids

It was interesting to read my kids essays about their ideas of the meaning of Christmas. It is nice to know that family is important to them, but I was hoping that the Birth of Our Lord and saviour would be foremost in their thoughts at Christmas time. As a family we try and focus on the true meaning of the season. We always start celebrating the Christmas season the day after Thanksgiving. In my mind the one holiday leads into the next. As we focus on thanksgiving it so only natural to think of what Christ did for us. Yes, it is easy to think on the great sacrifice at the cross, but even before that Jesus left his place a the Father's side in heaven and came down to earth as a small infant. He lived a life of a man in order that he might carry the burden of sin for all mankind to the cross and conquer death on Easter morning. OK, I got of track there. So, we start our celebrating Friday after Thanksgiving, we have a fun day of decorating the house and putting up the tree. We set out my nativity collection on the fireplace and we start talking about the birth of Christ. Then the whole month of December we focus on family baking and preparation for the getting together with family and church. The kids work on songs, poems, plays, and spelling for the the festivities. There are church programs to participate in and of course a Christmas concert with HSMA.
On Christmas Eve, we get together with my family. We spend the day celebrating the Lord's birth with songs, plays, poems, and more. Grandma loves a big program, and Grandpa (being a pastor) loves to remind us all of Christ (always saying a lovely prayer of Thanksgiving). Of course, there is the family spelling bee and lots and lots of food shared. Then we open a few presents. When it is just dark enough we load up the vans and go Christmas light watching. Then it is time to head home to bed.
Christmas morning we gather around at home and Jer reads the story of Christ's birth from Luke.
Luke 2
The Birth of Jesus 1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.
4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels 8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[
a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Then we have cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate as we open a few presents. No Santa comes to our house. This was a strange decision for Jer and I both. We both were raised with Santa coming. But, we are happy with our choice and it seems to not bother the kids in the least.
We enjoy the day just at home together.
Then we usually head to Indiana the following day to celebrate with Jer's family. This is an exciting time. Jer's mom is the ultimate in gift giving. It is definitely one of her Love languages, not Mine at all. So, she enjoys having presents to celebrate the holiday. Her house is small and it is full of presents from floor to ceiling for her many grand kids. Once all are passed out it isn't really too much, but it is so fun seeing this mountain of gifts and watching it be passed out. It is also fun watching my mother-in-law and sister-in-law because they really have a great time of it all.
Of course, we share a great meal together there too. So, it is easy to see why my kids say that Christmas is about family. I just hope they realize it is about the family of God.

What Christmas means to me

Christmas means to me spending time with all my family.
At home, my family has already set up the Christmas tree. It's my baby brother, Stephen's first Christmas. He likes to pull stuff of the tree. We have to watch on him. Every Christmas morning my dad reads in the Bible the true meaning of Christmas, about Jesus being born. Then we open presents. Last year we had to take turns going youngest to oldest.
On Christmas Eve we go to my grandma's house, and my aunt has a spelling bee. It's fun to spell.
Merry Chrismas

What I'm Thankful for

Here are some things I'm thankful for and why. I'm thankful for my family because they love me and take care of me. I'm thankful for music and school because its fun. I am thankful for a warm home because I have a place to live. I'm thankful for vehicles, so we can go places. I'm thankful for seasons so plants can grow. I'm thankful for food and water so we can stay alive. That's what I'm Thankful for this year.

What Chirstmas means to me

This is about what Christmas means to me. Christmas means celebrating Jesus. And we give presents because he gave us the biggest present of all dying on the cross for our sins so we can go be with him in heaven. That is what Christmas means to me.

What I am Thankful for

This is about what I'm thankful for. I'm thankful for my friends, family, toys, food, candy, games, a yard, my house, doctors, animals, plants, insects, spiders, parks, school, clothes, tools, my dad's job, machines,crafts, drinks, books, media, (Even though we could live easily without it.) furniture, blankets, shoes, church, the sun, the sky, the moon, nurses, medicine, snow, the ocean, instruments, vehicles, sports. There is probably a lot more that I'm thankful for but just can't think about it right now, but the thing I'm thankful for the most is GOD. Well that is what I'm thankful for.

What Christmas means to Me

Christmas is the day Christ was born. So we celebrate his birthday, and Christmas is not about present. To me, it's about visiting family and celebrating Christ's birth. On Christmas eve my family goes to my grandma Linton's, and on Christmas day, we stay home. Then on the day after Christmas we go to my grandma Lisa's. My grandma Lisa lives in Indiana. I like to go visit my cousins aunt's, uncle's,grandma's and grandpa's.

I'm thankful

I am thankful for

friends and family,

food, especially honey,

a nice warm home with nice warm beds,

science, life and water,

toys, books, pools are great,

trees with snow on them.

I am thankful.

Funny Bunny You (Poem)

I like to play with you
You are Funny
Like a Bunny
It is fun to see
Funny Bunny
In the sunny sunny view
I like to laugh with you
Do you have a calf with you
Do you like honey
Funny Bunny
What about money
Funny Bunny
I still like you
Funny Bunny
Even though you don't like money
Honey is OK to you.
You are funny
You are my best friend
Funny Bunny

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reflecting on 2009

Often at this time of year I take time to list the many things I am thankful for, and then to reflect on how good God is. This year it has been a more difficult task. I have found the year 2009 to be a struggle.
In many ways life hasn't changed that much. School with the kids moves forward and they all are doing great. They each bring me great joy and stretch my patience and faith. My marriage is stronger than ever, and if it wasn't for that I am not sure I would have been able to make it through this year at all. Jer has a great job with a great company, and I am grateful for that. So day to day life is still basically the same.
But, my struggle this year is with my desire to trust my Lord more, to commune with him more often, to know him more intimately, and to be closer to the body of believers in the same way. As Jeremy and I struggled to make some very difficult financial decisions and to make some difficult decisions in our care for our children, we felt very much alone. This along with other things caused me realize I needed to seek my Lord more. This has been a challenge. There are many questions I have these days that only a strong relationship with My Lord will answer. So, I struggle to connect with God and even more so, with his People.
That feeling of being too different, too strange takes over and causes me to isolate myself even more. So, this year has been a struggle, but like I tell my kids even when things are tough we must Praise the Lord and move on.
So, here goes:
God is good and Sovereign, praise his Name.
God has provide us a warm home for the winter.
God has provided more than enough food for our family.
God has provided Jer with a great job w/ a good company, good co-workers, and understanding employers.
God has given us 11 beautiful, healthy, smart children.
God has given us a great family, with wonderful aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, and even pets.
God has provided us with transportation.
I am truly blessed and my Lord knows my name and loves me no matter what. So, though I can't always understand his way, I know he is good and righteous.
Celebrate the birth of our lord and Savior this month and all year long.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Family a poem by Lydia Hirn

My Family
My family is kind to me.
We all saved our money and bought a wii
We live in a big yellow house.
Just hope we don't find a mouse.
Our last name is Hirn
We have payday for the money we earn.
We have a big yard to play
We will be sad to move away.
This is my family
They love me.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Music by Tyler

Hi, a few days ago me and Daniel were on "YouTube" listening to music and watching some comedy's and I thought I'd tell you some band's and things I like. (a lot of the songs I'm going to tell you about are on this blog, and if there not you can find them on "YouTube".) The first band I'm going to tell you about is "Skillet." I've seen them in concert at winter jam, and that was the first time I ever heard them (IT WAS AWESOME!!!) "Skillet" has a lot of cool songs but my favorites are "Whispers in the Dark", "Monster", "Hero", "The last night" and "Comatose". The next band is called "Fire Flight" I've never seen them in concert, but Daniel and Rachel have and they showed them to me on YouTube (Daniel now has one of there Cd's and we listen to it all the time). Some of my favorite songs are "Unbreakable", "You Decide", "Stand Up", "It's You", and "More than a love song". Another band I like is "Mercy Me." I have seen them at winter jam, and Rachel has three of there Cd's and my mom has two more Cd's and I have all five Cd's on my I-pod. I like there song "I can only imagine" better then any of there other songs because it's so true we can only imagine. I like all their songs but I like this one the best. I like a lot more bands and music but I'm not going to write all them right now. Oh yeah, you should also check out Tim Hawkins well your at youtube. Tyler

Friday, October 30, 2009

2 of a lot of My favorite songs

This is Daniel, I have lots and lots of favorite songs. So here is another two. The band is "Fireflight" like My last song. But this one is from their first CD, called "Healing of Harm". The songs called "you decide". I don't have the CD but I listened to it on you tube, and I like to do the head bang at the beginning, but now my head hurts. The band menbers are Dawn on vocals, who has awesome hair. Justin on guitar and vocals, Glenn on guitar, Wendy on bass guitar, and Phee on drums. They have a wedsite at, they have wierd vidoes, updates about they concert's and there CD. "Fireflight" is on "Facebook","Myspace", and "Twitter". Here are some lyrics. "God is calling out to you again, let him pull you,let him take you in, from the fear that swallows your life, will you stay the same or will you fight". I like this song because it's by a christian band. I also like this song because it tells you that you decide not other people. so here it is

My second favorite is "Monster" by "Skillet"(I wonder why they named their band that.) They have a website at Here are some lyrics, "I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin, I must confess that I feel like a monster, I hate what I've become, the nightmare just begun I must confess that I feel like a monster". I don't know why I like this song. Well here it is


Friday, October 23, 2009

My Brother Jeremiah

Hi! its' Lydia, I want to tell you about my brother Jeremiah. We call him Miah. Miah is six years old, his birthday is September 26. He has a cat named Sissy. Miah likes super heroes, star wars, and electronics. Miah likes to play with Brenden and Josh. Miah plays with our next door neighbor, William. William is five. He has the same birthday as me , November 3rd. Miah and him play night wars. Miah is fun to play with. At night Brenden reads to him stories. That's my brother Jeremiah.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A song called "Breakfast"

This is about my favorite song, even though I really have three favorite songs. But, this is one of them. This song is called "Breakfast" by the Newsboys. I have two favorite parts of this song one of them is the chorus
"When the toast is burned and all the milk has turned,
And captian crunch is waving farwell,
when the big one finds you may this song remind you
that we don't serve breakfast in hell"

and the other part I like is the very last part of this song
"Oh rise up fruit loop lovers sing out sweet and low with
spoons held high we bid our brother cheerio"

These parts of the song are my favorite because, I like the words to these parts and I like how he sings them. I like this song because it's a christian song and fun to sing along with. I also like the lyrics, and tune to this song. I also like the group who sings this song. Well I guess I like everything about this song. Rachel

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Favorite Song

It is Daniel, I have to write about My favorite song for school, but I have a lot of favorite songs. So I just picked one I like and the cool thing about it is I saw them in concert at Michigan Adventure and got there autographs it was so COOL!!!!!!!!!!!. The song is called Stand up. I forgot to tell you the bands name, is fireflight.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Why I like "Revelation Song" by Lydia

I like "Revelation song" because I get happy when I'm singing it. My Favorite part is"Clothed in rainbows of living color, Flashes of lighting, Rolls of Thunder, Blessing and honor, Strength and Glory, and power be to you the only wise king". I picked this song because the words are talking about Jesus. I like this song alot! I like the words and music.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Do you ever wonder why? Well, often I get that question about our family? IT used to bother me a bit that even complete strangers felt they had the right to question me about my family. But, being a curious person myself, I realize when you see a large family (especially with kids so close in age) it pecks your curiosity. I have to admit I am a people watcher, and I find people and especially families very interesting. I will see a couple that has been married a long time with no children, and wonder if they wanted children and for some reason couldn't have them, or if they felt led to not have any for other reasons. Maybe, they just don't like kids, whatever? I will see a single woman with children and wonder how she found herself in that position. Or a single Christian man in his later years, and wonder why he never married, etc. So, since I know I am curious about others, I understand why people our curious about us. I do have to say, that I am often not bold enough to ask such personal questions of people, just because I am curious. I do not want to ask a question of someone that may be painful or just plan rude, just because I am curious.But, because you may be a curious reader, I will take some time ot answer the why question for our family.Here is the long story:Jeremy and I met the summer before our senior year in high school. My parents moved to the small town of Decatur, IN where my dad was the new pastor of a small country church. As we prepared for that move, my mom and I began praying that God would bless me with a special friendship when we settled in there. Mom had thought us kids very early to pray specifically for the desires of our heart. She had taught us at a young age to pray everyday for our future spouse, and she prayed for that person too. Well, mom and I knew this was going to be a rough move for me, so we began praying for a good friendship. Well, I had know idea that God would answer that prayer request and the prayer request for a future spouse in the same person. Jeremy and I met that summer and became friends. Shortly after becoming friends, Jeremy became a believer in Jesus Christ as his savior and began a relationship with Christ. We soon began dating and it wasn't long before we began talking marriage and our future. (It had always been my dream to marry right out of high school, and I had thought this dream impossible when I hadn't met my mate by my junior year in high school). We would take long walks on Sunday afternoons and talk about what we believed the Lord had for us as a couple. In those talks it became clear that we both felt the Lord leading us to trust him with the growth of our family. We felt strongly that he was calling us to raise up Kingdom Builders. Also, it was clear that we would one day be foster parents, with the goal of helping families reunite. We had no plans to ever adopt any children at this time. Our goal was to minister to children and families. We married the December after graduating from high school. We had two wonderful years of marriage before our first daughter was born. Oh, like all couple we had hard times, but we learned so much about each other in those first years that strengthened us for what lied ahead. After Tyler was born we took in our first foster child. Then soon came Rachel. Oh, it was scary trusting the Lord, money was tight and we haven't always been the best stewards of what the Lord has blessed us with. At times, we both felt unsure of God's calling to trust him with our family planning. We took in several more foster children and God used us to help them reunite with there parents or relatives. Then we got Daniel and Lydia, and there was something different from day one about the place they held in our hearts. We knew God wanted us to make a commitment to these two. It was good he told us from the beginning, because it was a messy and painful time the years of them going in and out of our home for three years. As they came and went from our home we were blessed with Brenden and Bekah. We struggled with being certain if the Lord wanted us to keep having more children. Especially, when I became ill after Bekah. But, when the Lord did a miracle and healed me through the prayers and faith of our church. I placed my trust back in him. Finally, the day came when we were asked to adopt Daniel and Lydia, and we knew it was right. So, now God had blessed us with six kids under the age of seven. wow, was I overwhelmed. I spent many days questioning if this was truly God's plan, and wondering why he chose me. Then there were days when I was so excited with how he proved faithful. The many times he brought us through tough financial times, and times of insecurity as parents. There are the days of feeling so unworthy of such an awesome calling. The times when I see them growing in their faith, the times I see them caring and loving each other, the days when I see them learn something for the first time, the excitement at learning and the joy of teaching each other. This life like any is full of joys and struggles, but it is a faith journey and I can honestly say I feel so honored to be the mother of now eleven beautiful children. Ok, the other question I often get is are you done. To be honest, we do not believe the Lord is done blessing us with children. We have a strong desire to adopt one more time, we are looking to adopted a little princess. Also, we do not feel the Lord leading us to do anything to prevent his blessing on us through child birth. How many more, I don’t know. Do I want to be like the people on TV and just have a passel of children? Not really, but I will trust that the Lord will led as he always has. The days of joy, definitely out way the days of being overwhelmed. So, I feel so blessed to raise these children for the Lord.

Above All by Tyler

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''Above All " is my favorite song, because it reminds me how much Jesus loves me, and of all the pain he went through for me. It reminds me that what Jesus did for me is greater than all the treasures of the earth, and all the knowledge in the world. The chorus is my favorite part of the song because it remind me that Jesus was crucified. He was rejected and alone, but he still died for me. A sinner ,who may or may not love him back. But, he still died even for the people he knew would not love him back. He could of saved himself. He could of stayed in his lovly home, heaven. But, he loved me so much that he died for me. Thats why I like this song. Tyler

Friday, September 25, 2009

The new kittens by brenden

We got new kittens for Rachel and Lydia, from are grandma. Rachel and Lydia both had kitten's before. Lydia's cat ran away, and Rachel's died. So now, they both got new one's and they are cute. But our other cat's don't like them accept Buddy does, maybe because Buddy is really their uncle. Rachel's cat's name is Phoenix and Lydia's is Missy.

How I feel about school

This is about how I feel about school starting. I'm not very happy about school starting. I don't get as much free time,and it's hard to focus. There are so many subjects,and since it's hard to focus I barely get anything done. Now that I am older I have more subjects. The subjects I like are spelling and literature, but we don't do spelling any more. The subjects I like the least are science and English. Oh!,and math I used to like math, but not the type of math were doing. The only subjects left are reading and social st. They aren't hard but, also, aren't the funnest subject's out there. That's how I feel about school starting.

Our New Cats by:Lydia

It's Lydia again, and I want to tell you about our new pets. We got kitten from my Grandma Lisa,who lives in Indiana. She came to visit us with my Aunt Prayer, Uncle Tyler, and my cousins. The cats are so cute. She brought them in a cage. One is mine, and the other is Rachel's. Rachel's cat's name is Phoenix. It has more spots and stripes than mine. My cat has less spots and stripes. My cat is curious. Rachel's cat likes to lay down. My cat runs fast. We have three other cats Constance is Brende',s, Sissy is Jeremiah's, and Buddy is Joshua's. Buddy and Costance are boys, and Sissy is a girl. Oh! I almost forgot my cat's name is Missy. The kittens are both girls.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

School Already By Tyler

We have bean doing school for more than a week now and I still can't believe how fast the summer went. It seems every year the summers go faster. I do like the cooler seasons better though. I love the fall's pretty colors and winters pretty snow. I like school too. Well, I like school more than I don't, if that makes sense. I will miss all my free time but, at least music has started again and soccer. My favorite subject for a long time was science, but this year I like geography best. What i like most about school is to learn new things. Especially things about this wonderful world that God made. Math on the other hand can be really frustrating. It's not my best subject. Reading is one of my most favorite subjects. I love to read, even though I'm not a very fast reader. To me, reading a book isn't something I do on rainy days, reading a book is like going on an adventure. In a book you can be any one whether they are good, bad, funny,careless,or brave. Well I hope your school year is going as good as mine. Tyler

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Camp Barakel by Tyler

Hi, This week Rachel and I went to Camp Barakel. It was a lot of fun. While I was at Barakel a lot of people sent me letters so instead of writing a whole lot of letters saying pretty much the same thing over and over again, I decided to put all the answers to your questions in this blog. The food there was great. I was put in the red tribe with Rachel, Nikki Yabs, and Rebeca Schafer (I`m not sure if I spelled her last name right but oh well). We named are tribe the red hot Cheetos and are mascot was a tree in front of are cabin. we named him chili. My counselors name was Danae Andrews. I liked her she was fun. There was five bunks in are cabin so each person in our cabin got a whole bunk to ourself. Every one slept on the bottom part of their bunk. Our whole tribe could go on the zip line at one time. the first time we went on the zip line it was a Little bit scary but the second time was not scary at all. God really showed me that I need to bring glory to him in whatever I do and that I need to listen and obey Him. My favorite part about camp is you get to learn about God in a fun way. I did go swimming but only to take the deep water test so that I could go boating. the water was to cold to go swimming. Even though other kids went swimming. I think their crazy. I loved camp. I think I answered all your questions if not you can ask them later. Now about Barakel it truly is a blessed place I know God is every where but at Barakel you can really feel Him there it`s amazing. At camp I bought a lot of stuff at the trading post like a Barakel shirt, Barakel pen, a Suzie (It`s really called a stress ball but I call it a Suzie.) two rings, two Popsicles, some candy, and I also gave some money to the mission. So I hope that answers all your Questions. Barakel is so much fun so if you want to go to a really fun camp where you can learn about God go to Barakel. Here is there web site if you want to find out more or if you want to look at pictures of us at Barakel (I was on the east side.) Tyler

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The cat story

Hi it`s Tyler you might have thought I was Lydia because of the name of this entry. (Lydia writes all the story's.) Today I`m going to tell you about a story I`m not going to write the whole story because I`ve already wrote it three times one time for school then another time also for school (I had to fix my grammar and check my spelling.) the last time I wrote it was just for fun. I did not make up the story all by myself the other kids in my family help but it was my idea. Well the cat story is about a cat king named wolverine, the brave knight and prince Buddy, (the king adopted him, he used to be a poor thief. But now he will one day be king after wolverine dies in a Battle with a dragon.) Constance the war general and best Friend of the king wolverine (he becomes king buddy`s right four paw cat.) Sissy the palace cook and wife of cocky the brave, (cocky was a brave knight he died in a battle.) Spooky the wife of king wolverine she ran away because she loved a cat named Grey, and last but not lest Bella she was a maid for the king until Buddy married her.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Easter By;Rachel

Today I'm going to tell you about my Easter. Last Easter we all got brand new bikes and a water slide,but this Easter we got basketballs and a basketball hoop. last year they tricked us by saying the bikes were my grandma's kids and when Easter came they said the big box that the water slide was in they said it was my mom's until she opened it we new it was the kids. This year mom said we weren't getting Easter presents and when we woke up on Easter moring there were basket balls and a kickball in the living room and mom said to go get ready and I said that I would go put the basket balls outside and then I saw the hoop. That's the story Miah got a basketball,Josh got a kickball a transformers kickball,Davey,and Zach got mini basketballs,and me,Tyler,Daniel,Lydia,Brenden,and Bekah all share a basketball ours is size 300,and Miah's is size 310. Well now you know about our Easter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

something everyday poem by;Rachel

Everyday you play something
everyday you say something.
Everyday you eat something.
Everyday you see someone.
Everyday you see something.
Everyday you want something like a toy, or a book, or a car, or a dollar, or chocolate or a friend, or a bracelet
BUT everyday you want something very special
and that is a hug
because a hug is a sign of love and everybody needs love
Rachel Hirn

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


This blog is about Zach and Jeremiah so here it is.

First is Zach but his real name is (Zachery Caleb Hirn), he is the second little's bother,he is one. Zach likes dogs,cats,etc,he likes to play soccer and baseball. Zach likes to copy Davey, he likes to make messes and likes to pick them up too. He sleeps with me almost ever night, he likes to go out in his shirt and diaper. Zach screams when Josh and Davey do, he does not like pasta sauce. Zach's birhtday is May 10. He likes candy,candy,candy,etc. he likes to play with cell phones. Zach likes to play rock band but we don't put him in. So that's all about Zach.

Next is Miah his real name is (Jeremiah John Hirn) he is (5) Miah is the 3 rd oldest boy. He likes to play star wars with me he also likes to watch star wars. He likes to play drums on rock band, he plays Polly pocket with Lydia, Rebekah,and Brenden. He likes to play with the cats,his favorite wii game is Lego star wars (mom does not like it when he plays it every day). So that's all about Jeremiah. BYE

Monday, April 6, 2009

What is it By;Rachel

This blog is like my blog called guess what animal. So the first clue to this is it's a mammal and it's diet is an omnivore. It's average life span in the wild 25 years. The size this animal is 5 to 8 feet(1.5 to 2.5 m.). The weight this animal weighs is 800 pounds (363 kg.). This animal is threatened for extinction. This animal hibernates. This animal eats plants,as well as insects and other animals. This animal walks for hours looking for food. Forbes,roots,tubers,grasses,berries and other vegetation,and insects comprises most of it's diet. This animals diet can also include small rodents,fish,carrion and even garbage and human food if it's avalible. Now if you guessed a gray wolf your wrong. For real if you guessed a grizzly bear your correct. If you gussed something besides a grizzly bear your wrong.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This is a report that I'm writing to my grandma because she has a Bloodhound, and she whats to know about them so I'm going to tell about. The Bloodhounds is a big dog with a mind of there own. As some stands at 26(in) at withers and can weight 121 (lbs) ,they are heavy. They also are clumsy, with a tendency to pursue they path regardless of obstacles such as ditches, walls and fences. Once on collars and lead, they may choose to take his own handler on without great regard to physical or vocal opposition the bloodhounds. Most people will be familiar with the breed's appearance; the bloodhounds has a super-abundant quantity of skin over hanging they eye's, and this is often accompanied by sagging lower eye lids. There ears hang low on there skull in pendulous folds, and these are said to sweep scents from the ground into there large nostrils and over there highly efficient olfactory mechanism. There large body is supported over by massive bones, but the bloodhound has suffered over the generations from hip-joints that cannot always take the strain of conveying there head down on the scent. Bloodhounds eat massively and greedily. As with other breeds that have deep chest and wide bellies, the bloodhounds suffers from more than there share of condition called bloat in which the gases in the stomach tend to be produced in great quantities. For various anatomical reason these cannot be belched in the normal fashion and may lead to torsion of the stomach, which is rapidly fatal unless veterinary intervention is prompt. The general advice is to feed small quantities several times a day and not to take a bloodhounds out for exercise on a full stomach. It is wise to ask a breeder offing puppies for sale about the incidence of bloat in the ancestry of sire dam bloodhounds, like most giant breed's, tend not to live to a ripe old age. Most bloodhounds are dignified and affect iota, but this is not a breed with which to take liberties as they can take exception to undue familiarity. Pro-perry handled by those who are prepared to understand them, they are a fascinating breed to live with.


The biggest pumpkin ever!! : by Lydia

Once upon a time there was a boy and his father, who owned a farm. The boys name was James. He and his family owned a cow,two horses, four pigs, and a calf. They had lots of Friuts and Vegetables. once there was a contest. Who-ever had the biggest! pumpkin will win six pieces of gold and a medal. On Saturday, they went to the contest. They had been growing a pumpkin for a long time. There were lots and lots of big pumpkins,but none as big as James'. James' had the fattest, the heaviest, and the tallest. He got the gold and medal, and they lived happily ever afterTHE END!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring By Tyler

Hi, I am so happy it is finally spring. I like winter but I`m glad their are warm seasons too. I like spring because my birthday is in the spring. I also like the warm weather. I like spring because flowers bloom and tree leafs turn green. My bunnies like spring too because they get to run around the yard (we have a big out door play pin they like too hop around in.) It is fun in the spring because we can play out side and not be cold. I like spring. Tyler

Monday, March 23, 2009

Skunks By;Rachel

Today I'm going to tell you about skunks. A skunk is a mammal. A skunks diet is omnivore. It's average life span in the wild is three years. The size this animal is from head to body is 8 to 19 inches (20 to 48 cm.)and the tail is 5 to 15 inches (13 to 38 cm.). The skunk weighs 7 oz to 14 pounds (198 g. to 6 kg.). The skunks group name is surfeit. Skunks are legendary for their powerful predator deterrent-a hard-to-remove, horrible smelling spray is an oily liquid produced by glands under it's large tail. To employ this scent bomb,a skunk turns around and blast it's foe with a foul mist that can travel as far as ten feet (three meters). Skunk spray causes no real damage to it's victims, but it sure makes them uncomfortable. It can linger for many days and defy attempts to remove it. As a defensive technique,the spray is very effective. Most skunks present otherwise easy prey for larger animals,but typically these predators give them a wide berth unless little food is available. Well that's all I have about skunks for now.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rachel By Tyler

Hey, This is a entry about me and my sister Rachel you know her shes wrote in this blog before. Rachel and I have a close relationship as sisters, Friends, and disciples in Christ. We are almost total opposites she is a tom-boy I am not. I`m a creator,well in my mind. Rachel likes water guns, cars, Nerf guns, and all that kind of tom-boyish stuff. I like these things too but I would not hope to get one for my birthday, if you know what I mean. Rachel and I do a lot of stuff together. One time we saved our money up to go to Kansas where my Aunt Becky and Uncle Cam live. But unfortunately we do fight some times but we get over it and no matter what I wiil allways have a place in my heart for Rachel. Tyler

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Zebra's By;Rachel

Today I'm going to tell you about Zebra's. First of all zebra's are mammals,their diet is herbivore,their average life span in the wild is 25 years. The size zebra's are at the shoulder is 3.5 to 5 feet(1.1 to 1.5 m.),their weight is 440 to 990 pounds(200 to 450 kg). Zebra's stay in a large group called a herd. No animal has more distinctive coat than Zebra. each animals stripes are as unique as fingerprints-no two are exactly the same-although each of the species has it's own general pattern. Why do Zebra's have stripes I think there just there to be beautiful. Zebra's live in sub-deserts,plains and are and bushy grasslands the zebra feed's on coarse grass,sedges,bark,leaves,buds,fruit,and root's. Well that's all I have about zebra's the next time I write about animals it is going to be about a skunk.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My sister Rebekah By:Lydia

Hi! its Lydia again and I want to tell you about my sister. Her name is Rebekah, we call her by her nickname Bekah. I like playing with her a lot, we play outside, Polly pockets, and lots of other stuff. Me and Bekah share a room in the basement,with the other girls Rachel and Tyler. They both have their own room. We like baking together, me and Bekah are friends. Me and Bekah like playing in our room a lot. Me and Bekah have a bunkbed, she has the top and I have the bottom. Me and Bekah share a desk. And that is my sister.

Friday, March 13, 2009


This blog is about a other animal a Siberian tiger (or Amur tiger). A Siberian tiger is a mammal, it's diet is a carnivore, it's size is 10.75 ft. It weight is 660lbs. Siberian tigers are the largest cats. They primarily in eastern Russia's forests, some exist in China and in Korea. There are estimated 400 to 500 Siberian tigers living in the wild, and recent studies suggest that these number are stable. Though their climate is harsher than those of other tigers, these animals have some advantages. Northern forests offer the lowest human density of any tiger habitat, and the most complete ecosystem. The vast woodlands also allow tiger far more roam, as Russia's timber industry is currently less extensive than that of many other couturiers. Females give birth to two to six cubs in a litter, the males mite or mite not help raise them. Cubs cannot hunt until they are 18 months old, and remain with their mother for two or three years, when they disperse to find their own territory. Tyler said that they going instinct. So I look on one wed site and it said 110 tigers died in India I don't read the whole thing but I read that and the wed site I read on is http://www.tigers in

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dode by Tyler

Hi, Tyler here today I am going to tell you about a new creature I made. It`s called a Dode. Dode's are not male and female they don't have a mother they grow from in side a flower. there are three kinds of Dode's wild, tame, and groomed. Wild Dode's are just like they sound they are small but I would not sud just to go by a wild Dode they bite I`ll leave it at that. Tame Dode's on the other hand are very nice and don`t look as crazy as a wild Dode still tame Dode's are not good pets they like to travel a lot. Now groomed Dode's are great as pets they look lovely and love to snuggle but all so like to play their good for pet shows or 4-H. Dode's are Many different colors wild Dode's are usually brown, Orange, and yellow, tame Dode's are usually blue, red, and green, groomed Dode's are usually pink, purple, and light colors. So now I`v told you about Dodes hope you liked them. Tyler

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gone By;Rachel

This is a true story about my cat Wolverine.We were all inside playing with the cats. Then it was time to eat so we put them outside. After supper Brenden went outside because he was doing his chores. I was inside helping Zach on the toilet. Then Brenden came inside and said,"Rachel I think your cat is dead there is something on the road and I think it's your cat let me go check". He came inside a few seconds later and said,"Wolverine's dead on the road. I started crying a lot. He had to die quick though because he had only been outside for a few minutes. My dad and brothers put him in our woods and buried him. I had a lot of dreams of Wolverine after he died. he was so pretty. If you go to my blog called playing in the leaves from last year Wolverine is on the right constants is on the left,and sissy's in the middle. Also if you go to Daniel's blog CAT'S CAT'S AND MORE CAT'S from last year Wolverine is in the back on the left. Oh yeah the day Wolverine died was Wednesday March fourth. Well now you know what happened to my cat Wolverine.

Friday, March 6, 2009

What wild animal I like.;BY,DANIEL

My favorite wild animal is a African Loin. I'm going to tell you about Lions. The Lion is a mammal, and he is a carnivore. The size from the head to it's torso of the Lion is 4.5 to 6.5ft. It's tail is 26.25 to 39.5 in. It weight 265 to 420 lbs. A group of Lions is called a pride. The only cats that live in groups are Lions. The pride are family units that may only have three males and more then a dozen female, and their cubs. All of the pride Lionesses are related, and female cubs they typically stay in the group as they age. Young males will eventually leave and establish their own prides, by taking over a group headed by another male. Only male Lions boast beautiful manes, the mane circles their necks. Males defend the pride's territory, which may included 100 square miles. The males roar warnings the intruders, and chase off animals. Female Lions are the prides primary hunters. They often work together to prey upon the Zebras, Antelopes, wildebeest, and any other large animals of the open grass. Many of these animals are faster then the Lions, so team work pays off. After the hunt, the group effort often degenerates to squadding over the share of the kill, with the cubs at the bottom of the peck. young Lions don't help hunt until they are one.

I want to write about a Siberian Tiger but I don't have time.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

guess what animal by;Rachel

Today I'm going to tell you about an animal and you have to guess what animal it is. OK here is the first clue. It's a mammal,and it's diet is omnivore. It's average life span in the wild is 2-4 years. The size this animal is from head to body is 18-33.75 inches,and it has a tail that is 12 to 21.75 inches. This animal weighs 6.5 to 24 pounds. This animal lives in many different places of the world, like forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. This animal also adapts well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large community's. This animal is known for it's cleverness, and adaptability. This animal eats rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game,but their diet can also be as flexible as their home habitat. Also this animal will eat fruit and vegetables,fish frogs,and even worms. This animals thick tail aids it's balance, but it has some other uses. This animal uses it's tail as a warm cover in cold weather. OK now if you guessed a red fox are correct. It's a red fox you know red foxes pretty well. so congratulation's to those who guessed right. Well now you all know about red foxes. Oh and did I mention Lydia's favorite animal is a red fox.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Baby Stephen

Hi! it's Lydia again, I want to tell you about my new brother Stephen. He is very cute and fussy. He eats lot. He sleeps a lot too. On Thursday the fifth, Stephen was born. On Friday, we went to see him at the hospital. Some of us got to hold him. On Saturday we went to my grandmas, so she could baby sit us while my dad went to pick up my mom and Stephen. We didn't go to church on Sunday because we wanted Stephen to get use to being in a big loud house. Stephen got a cute blue hat from the hospital, it has red and yellow spots on it. He has gray eyes, and black hair,and red skin. That's my new brother.

Our new game and brother by:Rachel

This is about our new Wii game and brother. First I'll tell you about our new wii game. It's rock band two. It's better than rock band one because you can hear the insterments better,and you can go to differrent places if you unlock them. There's places like Boston, and a lot more. Also,on rock band two you get to make as many people as you want you get to name them and buy clothes for them,and name your band. you get money and fans for the songs you play. Now onto our new brother. My mom had our brother on Thursday the 5th of February. His name is Stephen Micheal Hirn, butwe call him pillow because that's what Josh wanted to name him. Stephen cries a lot. I don't remember Zach crying this much. Well,now you know about our new game and our new brother.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baby Pillow Tyler

Hello, Guess what, My mom just had her baby a week ago ( I had planed to write this entry earlier but I um, didn't.) The baby is a boy, his name is Stephen, but we call him Baby Pillow ( I will tell you about that later.) Any way Baby Pillow was born on the 5th at five o clock just as Rachel and I left to go to a choir practic,e my dad called to say Pillow had been born. I know he was born at five o clock because Daniel called us at my choir practice to tell us, and strangely I think my choir teacher was more excited then I was . Pillow is a big baby he weights a good 9 pounds. My mom says he looks like me when I was a baby. Now I`ll tell you about the nick name Pillow. OK, when my parents told us my mom was pregnant, they asked us what we should name him, and Josh joking said we should name him pillow and the name stuck. So now you know about baby pillow. Tyler

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The amazing car racer : by Lydia

Once Upon a time there was a girl, only twelve years old. She dreamed everyday, that one day she will be a car racer. She was the oldest kid in her family, she had to help with the little kids all the time. So she never had time to play. But when grew up she started to practice racing, in a race. She liked racing, so she decided to go in a real race. She won lots! and lots! of races, then she was now the champion. She and her family moved all they could, to get to the races. She finally done all the races she could, that was in her country. She loved racing, and it was a dream came true! and she loved it. All the people were amazed and they loved her! The End

Friday, January 30, 2009

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT "Little House On The Prairie":Daniel

I have been reading about Laura Ingalls Wilder, and how her family lived. So, I want to tell you some stuff about them. First the five people in the family are Charles/pa, Caroline/ma, Mary the oldest sister, Laura the second oldest, Carrie the baby, and they had a bull dog name Jack. The first book is called "Little House In The Big woods," and they live in Wisconsin. Pa goes hunting every day he gets deer,bear,and sometimes panthers. Pa loves to play the fiddle. When pa cuts the meat some of the bad meat he puts in a rag and let's Mary and Laura toss it a round. Then they want to move to Indian country in Kansas. The second book is called "Little House On The Prairie." They had to cross a big river and one river Jack was not in the wagon. So he flowed with the water and when they got to the end they looked for him but did not find him. Then they got to were they want to go. They had to sleep outside for a couple days and they heard wolves, then Laura saw green eyes move. She told pa and he got his gun and went close to it. Then the animal looked like it was going to pounce on them. But when pa got closer he saw it was Jack. Then they had the house built. Pa had to go to town and it was four days, and Indians come and took stuff. Then the government said they had to move. I also read the third book but I can't tell you about it right know bye

Friday, January 23, 2009


I want to tell you what I do for school. I do 30 min on the wii fit. It tells me how much I weight and you can do yoga, strength training, and you can do running. I also do science, I'm reading about insect. Next I do 2 hours of reading. The book I'm reading right now is"Little House On The Prairie". Math is next I'm not that good at that. In Soc.St I am reading about The United States and Canada. I like it a little. Penmanship I like a lot, but my hand hurts when I'm done. I like reading "Little House On The Prairie" because I like reading about Laura Ingalls and what they did in there Life. Then I write about what I learned in school. I practice my clarinet for one hour. I do a blog every week. I also have to make a schedule. WELL THAT'S ALL FOR NOW BYE.

The Famous chocolate bar by:Lydia

Once upon a time, their was a girl. She loved chocolate. She said " when I grow up I'm going to make the yummiest chocolate bar ever!" Her brothers and sisters were like yeah right. She began as a teenager. She tried making a nut bar,but it didn't end up right. But with chocolate she began to make a chocolate bar, it turned out just right. Soon she had a shop, with a bunch and a bunch of chocolate. Usually people come in the afternoon. Soon she was on T.V., and her family was so proud of her. Soon she was very very famous, they called her the famous chocolate woman. All just because of the famous chocolate bar The End

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Our Wii games

This blog is about our Wii games that we have for our Wii. You probably already know about some of our wii games,but you don't know about all of them. So,our first Wii game I will tell you about is the Wii fit. It's my mom's. It comes with a balance board and helps you get exercise. The next Wii game I'll tell you about is Rock band one,and we have a microphone,a set of drums,and two guitars. This game is my dad's,Tyler's,Daniel's,and mine. The next game I'll tell you about is Lego star wars. It's Jeremiah's,Daniel's,and Brenden's. The boy's love it. But my mom gets kind of tired of it. The next game is Wii sports ,and it's every one's and it comes with the Wii. It has bowling,tennis,boxing,golf,and baseball on it. Then Wii play,it's a game that's every one's. You can keep your records on it and you get medal's on it for the games you play, unless your score isn't high enough to get a medal. The next game is High school musical dance. It's also every one's and it is a game you dance on. You pick the person you want to be, then you pick the song you want to do, then you do what it says to do. We also have cranium kabookii. It's a family game and it is every one's. Last but not least is Rapala Tournament fishing,and it's Brenden's game. You get to go fishing and buy boat's. Well,that's all the Wii game's we have for now.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I got Braces 1/14/09 and it hurts when I use my teeth when I eat. I want
to tell you what I can't eat. Toffee, nuts, caramels bagels, pizza crust,caramel apples,ice,apples(unless cut) pop, pie, cake,Doritos, and jerky. I can't have candies like, Now and Laters,sugar daddies and baby's, Tootsie rolls, Star burst, licorices, and gummy bears or hard candy. I have to have braces for two years. I have to brush after ever time I eat. I have to floss different than before.
I want to tell you a story. I brought a school book to the Orthodontics and a layed it on a chair. Then a lady asked me if she could quiz anybody that walk in with my book. So one person, that she wanted to quiz, did not come back so she called her on the phone, and told her to come back. Then she wanted to call Dr. Faust, the orthodontist who wasn't in the office. She asked him the question and he got them all right. THE END. BYE.

Tylers bunnie Tom is gone

Hi it's Lydia again and I want to tell you about Tyler's Bunny. Tom was just fine, but then he got skinny and skinny , and he wouldn't eat or drink, so he died. Now Bob and Bugsie are inside, since its so cold. We have them in the basement now. Snowball and Tom died, and Bugsie and Bob are left. Bob and Bugsie now share a Cage. Snowball died a long time ago, Tom died not to long ago. Bugsie and Bob are in a not so big cage, in the basement. I can't wait till spring so they can go out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

School Tyler

Hi, How are you doing in school? I`m doing great I get to read all these cool books like Robin Hood, Little women, Little men,Charlotte's web, and lots more. I`m doing good in soc. st. and science my favorite subjects. Math and Bible is going a little slow but we're getting their. I told you my favorite subject, now i`ll tell you my lest favorite subject. I hate math. My Aunt Millie (she is 13 so we just call her Millie) , Rachel, and my friend Joseph love math. In fact Millie helped me with my math just the other day. She`s a grade above me, so some times she would accident tell me the answer. I think I`ll ask her for help more often. I hope your school is going as good as mine. TYLER

The Shack (Katie)

OK, so you may have heard about this book, "The Shack." But, I want to take a minute and recommend reading it. It is a very good book, that is well written. It will challenge your theological views and stretch your faith. I can't say that I agree with every view the writer incorporates in this allegory, but I can say it definitely made me think, and re-visit my own preconceived ideas of who God is. If you have read it or do read it, I would love to hear your thoughts. Here is a link to more info on it.
Oh, and just a reminder this book is fiction, so don't get to carried away.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What I got for Christmas By;Rachel

This is about what I got for Christmas. Well I probably won't tell you everything I got for Christmas,because I got a lot of stuff,I got from my parents ROCK BAND 1 for our Wii. It's mine,Tyler's,Daniel's,and my dad's. my dad also got a guitar separate from it. so now we have two guitars,one drum,and one microphone. Which is all you can get only four players. I also got a webkinz from my parents. Then I got a gun that shoots water gel from my grandma Linton. I got a burp master from my grandpa Linton. From my aunt Becky,I got a watch. Then from my grandma Lisa,I got a pottery wheel,and a car that goes on the wall and ceiling. Then from my grandma Wenger all the kids in our family got Yahtzee. Also from my aunt Prayer,and uncle Tyler we got a charger for our wii remotes. That is some of the stuff I got for Christmas. Well see ya!

Friday, January 9, 2009


I had the best Christmas, and I want to tell you what I got. I got a sun kissed gift. It tells what the temperature is. I got it for My grandma. Next, I got a webkinz. It is a ST. Bernard and his name is Darth Maul. I got an alarm clock, and a pair of shoes and I got them from my mom and dad. Next, I got a CD from My grandma and the CD is called "Now That's What I Call Country". I got another CD it is called "High School Music 3 Senior year". Next, I got cube world, a personal bank, and a science book. Next, I got a picture frame, a little radio, and clothes. That's what I got for Christmas.

Now, I want to tell you a little story that's true. My family was on our way to Indiana, to go to our grandma's for Christmas. It was the day after Christmas, and the roads were icey. We stopped at a gas station. My mom and dad said We had to go back home, because it was to icey. Then mom said let's go to Mc Donald's,and We did. We went there to wait for the salt trucks. Then after they come by We did not have to go home. We got to Indiana. But, it took forever because, someone was driving so slow. We finally got to My grandma's, and it took six hours to get there. It usually only takes about two hours. So that's My Christmas.

Spring thoughts by:Lydia

Hi! its Lydia again, and I want to share my "spring thoughts." I like spring, because its warm, and I like to go bare foot. I like that the days are longer. I like to take bike rides with my family. I like to play outside on a warm day. I like when the sky is pink. we see the pink sky when we ride our bikes out back. Sometimes when it is really really hot we go to our grandma's, if her pool is clean. Spring and summer are my two favorite seasons. I hope you enjoyed my spring thoughts a lot.

My New Room Tyler

Well, lets see where do I start. You know I make up stories, creatures, and lands. You know all my pets and families names. You know about my small bed room. uh ha! I now something you do not know. I am getting a new bed room. It's still in the basement with the other girls rooms. Why didn't I get this room before you may ask. Well, its like this the room I'm going to get is the basement kitchen right now, but we are going to re-make it by riping out the cabinets, stove, and other stuff that does not go in a bed room. Then taking out the stuff that does not go in there like toys, a table, and tooth brushes, (The basement bathrooms sink is broken but my Dad will fix it when we do my room.) Well, that's what is going on with my bed room. It`s going to be nice to have a bigger room, and it keeps my mind off of my rabbit, Tom how died the day after Christmas. But I will not ruin this entry with my sadness. I am happy to be getting a new room and that is what this entry was for to tell you of my joy in getting a new room. That is all for now. Tyler