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Thursday, December 29, 2011


Me and Esther are writing novels in a month. mine is called A glint of hope its about a girl named Ruth. Esther hasn't picked the name of hers.
by Jenna Hartman

In and out like a flash

Christmas was very, very fun, but it was so fast. It went in and out like a flash. I kept thinking that one day, ' It is Christmas. Other days I will be wanting it to be this day. So, what do I do?'. Don't get me wrong, I loved it, but it was kind of strange. I had been waiting for it for a year, and it was suddenly there! I am missing it already. This was a wonderful Christmas with family, gifts, bread, and love. Thankfully, I took some pictures for you, but have not loaded them onto the computer yet, so just wait for a while.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Eve Eve

It's Christmas Eve Eve! We have last minute Toy Packaging to do, and we are loving every minute of it. Well, most of it. Do you all have your Christmas Music out and playing? We certainly do, if you know us :) . I thought I would add a few more Christmas Photos of us past years, so, enjoy!

All of the cousins on Dad's side, in 2009 I think.

This is baby Peter, if you're wondering.

Monday, December 19, 2011

One week till

It is only a week till Christmas and I am absolutely bursting at the seams! Our tree is sparkling with lights and there were almost to many ornaments to fit on the tree. We are finishing up Christmas shopping and shaking the gifts to find out what they are. I have no clue about any of them. Now, who is excited about their Christmas? A couple of past Christmas pictures follow:
Tired mom and I .

The year Dad gave Jenna and I Tiki's.
 I'll talk to you before the week is over!
Over and out, Esther.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cutest smiles

Psalm 106:1-3 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can show forth all his praise? Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times. By Jenna Hartman.
I got these verses at

 Jeremiah 20:12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

 Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
 Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Co-op again!

We haven't been to co-op(our school we do on Monday's with a bunch of other homeschoolers)in nearly a month. . . with everyone being sick, the cabin, and thanksgiving. It was so good to see everyone again! Afterwards I went to the home of Fiona. She has a cute new puppy named Hugo. He has black fur and is very, very, small. He is so CUTE! Any way, the visit was exciting. Also, on The Wissmann Family blog( the Wissmann family are some really good Christian singers with a huge family), the couple Josiah and Abi just had a baby boy, Asher David!!!! Okay, you may think I seem a little overdramatic about people I have not even met officially, but I am so excited!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Spirit

It is actually the first day of December! Yeah! I thought it would never come! We are starting to shop for Christmas and get out holiday decorations. And you should just see our Christmas lights this year! Dad did a great job on them. Just wait until you hear about our Christmas tree and how wonderful it will be! My favorite Christmas song is "Mary did you know". I also love  songs from the Slugs and Bugs albums. I love them!
Esther M. H.

Friday, November 25, 2011


We went to the Edris's house for Thanksgiving, and everyone was there! The Garvin's, The Martins, Uncle Titus and Aunt Alyssa, The Edris's, Papa Paul and Grandma Janet, and, oh it's a big family! We celebrated Marisol's 3rd birthday there too, and she is growing! The rolls and turkey were great, and we played some fun games outside. Emily and Jenna found the best hiding spot. Me and Grant found them and hid there for a while but everyone else gave up(boo). Anyway, we all had a total blast! We really do have tons and tons and tons to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I started basketball today, and it was very fun! My team is Rediet, Micah, Katerina, Glori, Katelyn, Paige, Elle, Taylor, Taylor's friend, Arianna, Sombre, and I. Only 8 of us were there today. I knew all of the boys but one, and know what? You guys are going to have a fun season. I still like soccer better that basketball though-it's like, my signature sport. Anyway, I had a fun time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We're back!

We actually went to the cabin!Yeah! And it turned out, we went to the best cabin ever! I wish that I could put a video on, but our computer has trouble uploading them, so you'll have to settle for pictures. Wawi and Poppy(Grandparents) came with, and so did the Michaliks.Our crazy family had a crazy time. Such a crazy time that it was crazy fun! The bedroom upstairs was all for the kids(8 of them up there), the kitchen was packed with food and Baconnaise(yuck, Uncle Steve), and the Living room was a total circus! People Everywhere! I should be used to that. We stayed there from Friday evening to Monday morning, and spent a wonderful time with our family. We also watched the NASCAR race, and I guess this was the biggest one, and Stevie said it was really tense. Jenna and Stevie started a café called the" SJ Café", pretty cool. They gave away free tap water, fake lemonade with fake lemons, marshmallows, frozen, crushed up, brown, apples, and much more quality food. Oh, and Audrey fainted a lot:).Pictures following:

The SJ Cafe's fake lemonade
The kitchen madness
What the race looked like
The Miracle-Peter and Ella sharing for a few seconds
The crazy family
The SJ Café owners

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kaelyn and Peter at the football hall of fame

Kaelyn and Peter loved the movie screens the most
I took all the pictures, by Jenna Hartman

just got my ears pierced

I got them done at Claire's on November 7, 2011it really didn't hurt at all just a little pinch on each ear but I had them both pierced at the same time I got little blue earrings that I have to wear for six weeks I have to clean them three times a day it's not easy to forget to do anyway here are some Jenna Hartman 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friends and a Hall of Fame

Esther. Friends are so loving. So caring. You can share everything with them. The dictionary describes them as people you enjoy being with, but the dictionary dosen't know anything. They are so much more than that. My friend Abby came over today, and I can tell her anything. Friends are so trustworthy, don't you think? Anyway, over the weekend, we visited Independence Ohio, near Cleavland. We went to some pretty beautiful waterfalls, and we visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame! We saw some old jerseys of players, a Lombardi Trophy, and even found a geocache near there! For anyone who knows me, I love football, playing it too.
Talking about friends... here are mine, Stevie and Audrey, a few years ago

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Novel Writing Month and Sleepover

This November I am going to try to write a novel in a month! For those who know me, I just loooooove to write! My novel is going to be about a girl named Naomi, a slave who lives in the time of the Civil War. Her Master is about to die and nobody knows what will happen next! It will be very exciting. Tomorrow I am going to a sleepover at my friend's house. It will be very fun.
Some strange girls in D.C.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The End??????

Is it the end of soccer season already? I don't want to believe it! I love soccer more than any sport, ever! We are now heading into basketball season (I have sports every time of the year, spring is track and field and summer is, well, practice for all of them!) and of course I will have fun, but it is not the same as soccer. The most fun thing about soccer was my team; If I hadn't of had my team, soccer wouldn't of been any fun at all. Each person had a big part in the team, whether it was being funny or being a friend. I appreciate every member of my team. If you don't know me very well, my favorite position in soccer is DEFENSE, I've played soccer since I was 4 (starting at BASA) , and I now play on the Plants and Pillars Homeschool Team!
I love soccer sooooooooooooooooooooo much!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I love soccer!

It's Esther. I had a soccer game today(thank you for coming to my game, Wawi and Our Cousins!), and it was fun, even though it was cold and windy. I love my soccer team, and I'll really miss them when our soccer season is done. There is just this thing about soccer, that I get so excited about! I love soccer sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

Friday, September 9, 2011


I'm gonna pick on Stevie for this post(show him, Aunt Libby). Here are a couple of silly pictures of my cousin Stevie Machalik! Applaud.

 Stevie, you are one
of my very best friends!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


School started today, so I am now in middle school! Middle School! Oh, by the way, this is Esther. Jen is now in 3rd grade, K is now in 1st, and Peter is in preschool.Caedmon is in spit up stage.I never knew how much stuff there is to do in middle school! I have, let's see, 1...2...3...4, four math books! I also have a grammar book, one awesome young novelist's journal, another writing book, my schedule/reading/vocabulary/spelling book,my bible notebook, my plants and pillars notebook, my unit notebook, my math notebook, and, well, my shelf is the fullest! By the way, to any of those people who don't know, I really don't like math
         Esther M. Hartman

Friday, August 26, 2011

the beach

the first day we swam, boogie boarded  and played in the sand then went back to the beach house we swam in the pool and hot tub the next day we waited for dad to wake up and then got sun Lotion and went to the beach first we went boogie boring then we had a sand shop there was stuff like seaweed spice, beach goers, palm tree pie and blazing sun juice and then we looked for seashells with holes in them for necklaces then swam in the pool and hot tub the next day we went for a shell walk to find seashells we found lots of cool ones there was even colored ones,
it's a secret and then swam in the hot tub the pool was  to cold  then we went to the sweet shop and the bookstore I got cotton  candy ice creme and at the bookstore i got a fairy book a bible a sticker book a mad lib's book  a head to head book and a fairy invisible ink book 
by Jenna                  


It's Esther-of course. I tried to urge Jenna to write today-no luck. Anyway, the Bright Lights conference was great!It taught some very valuable lessons, taught by Sarah Mally, by the way. I also started soccer on Tuesday. I know almost everyone on my team( probably because it is a homeschool team), and Dad is the coach. This week we had three practices!!!!!!!!!! Hey, you would be tired to, especially since we have to run 6 laps around the field! I'm adding some picture of past soccer seasons. OVER AND OUT!

Fall 2005

First year! 2005

Shooting pictures 08 or 07

Spring 2010 soccer

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bright Lights Confrence: Coming up!

Esther, the one and only person who has published ANYTHING is writing. On Tuesday I think, we are going to drive to a conference in Cleavland, Ohio. We are going with our good friends, the Gouldsbarry's.It is a Christian girls conference and we are staying at an Embassy Suites hotel! It will be so cool!
I added a picture of me and Abby Gouldsbarry.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This Week

It's Esther. This past week has been pretty full. I'll tell you all about it. First of all, it was a sick week. Peter was sick first, than Jenna, than Kaelyn (only a little), and then of course, me. I was really tired at Wawi and Poppy's house, and I refused ice cream, so you could tell that I was sick. So we came home and watched Star Wars. I was really cold. REALLY, REALLY, cold! The next day I was feeling a lot better. On Friday I went to my friend Abby's sleepover. She was turning 11. We had a blast( by we I mean 4 other girls)! We played an M&M game, a balloon game, and we got to have pizza for dinner. We also got to watch a movie. I stayed up till 2:30 or so, usual for me at sleepovers:). This morning Mom's Aunt Ruth, Uncle Eugene, Aunt Sarah, and Uncle Dom came over. It was fun. So that was pretty much a summary of the week. There is much more this week too, so I'll write again soon!-Esther

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New family blog!

Hi, it's Esther. Mom and I just thought of the idea to start a family blog, but to do it, we have to keep it up. So all of us are allowed to write in it(well, except Caedmon and Peter, for now)! I never knew how many fun things there are to do on a blog. You can put pictures in, put movies in, and get comments from people! Today Jenna is really sick with an over 103 degree temperature! We couldn't read because she is asleep, so I decided to make a blog instead. Bye for now!