Friday, April 15

Odd realization

Have you ever heard the song "Blink" by Revive? If not, I suggest that you go on Youtube right now and listen to it. It talks about how life goes by in a blink. And literally, I couldn't agree more.
The other day we were having a conversation in the car and for some reason someone brought up that in 4 years I will be an adult. (Defining an adult as a person who is 18 years old or older.) That means that in November I will be eligible for drivers ed and the year after next I will be 16! Wow! That went really fast!
I remember when I first met my friends: when I was 6 for some people and when I was 8 for others. I remember when my cousins and brother were born. I have vivid memories of playing outside with my neighbors when I was seven. I remember getting our dog in 2005.
I think that we all need to remember to "slow down before today becomes our yesterday". Take a deep breath and live in the moment. Savor the amazing life God has given to us.


I cant believe it! robofest is tomorrow! Luckily our robot "Sweep" is done!

I'm so excited!!

Last night I was talking to a friend I haven't seen since last Summer. Her family moved out of state (about a 14 hour drive away) over a year ago. It was really hard to say goodbye. Have you ever had something similar happen? If you have, you know how hard it is when you must say farewell and you don't know the next time you will see them and run up and hug them (if you are both girls :). Sure, we talk on the phone, text, and occasionally email each other, but it feels like ages since I've seen her last.
Anyway, she is going to be coming to visit in just 3 DAYS! I'm so excited to see her again! Really right now I'm just praying that the whole thing will work out with God's hand in it.
To Valerie - can't wait to see you! You're awesome!
And to all the rest of my friends - I love you all too and thanks for being such awesome friends!
To everyone out there who knows me - hope to see you all soon and I hope God blesses you in a special way!

Thursday, April 14

Things I've never done or I've just recently done

Things I've never done:
-eaten a hot dog
-eaten a hamburger
-eaten beef, ham, pork, or bacon

Things I've just recently done:
-tried Gatorade
-sat in an awesome recliner (last September)
-started a blog

I need to go now, but I might post some more later!


Milestones in our history

No, I'm not talking about the kind of milestones like when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated or when Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. No, I'm talking about milestones in our family's history. To all the rest of my family, you can add to the list if you like :)

1990 - Mama and Daddy got married!

September 1995 - They moved into the house we now live in (where Max and I have lived our whole lives)

1997 - Molly was born!

1999 - Max was born!

2001 - we started homeschooling

January 21, 2002 - Daddy started his job at Pfizer

October 2002 - Homeschool literature group was founded

June 16th, 2005 - Toto was born

Oct 6th, 2005 - Toto was adopted

June 11, 2007 - Pfizer closes and Daddy starts his job at Thomson

Fall 2007 - Co-op was founded

May 8, 2010 - Molly and Max (along with two friends) won World Robofest!

Summer 2010 - Molly and Max discovered Frappuccinos

Spring 2011 - Molly started this blog

I will add more as I think of them :) See ya, Molly

Duck Tape Car I was talking about

For those of you who read my post about my duck tape dress and heard about the car covered in duck tape that I mentioned, here are a few pictures:

Cool, huh? -Molly

cool state facts

TX -- More wool comes from Texas than any other state.

MN -- The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

AR — The pine tree is the official state tree.

MO – Missouri is known as “The Show Me State”

IA – Iowa is the only state that starts with two vowels.

LA -- Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties.

Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.

Georgia was named for King George II.

South Carolina’s state amphibian is a Spotted Salamander.

CA – more people than any other state

CO – Spanish for colored red

UT – where the meeting of the rails was

AZ – state amphibian is the Arizona tree frog

NM – “the land of enchantment”

KS – center of 48 states is in the

North central part of Kansas

OK means Land of the Red People
Okla = People
Homa = Red
Choctaw Indian words

ND is nick-named The Flickertail State

Because of the many flickertail squirrels
Found there.

SD – the heads on Mt. Rushmore are
5 stories high

NE – the first state to celebrate arbor day

Sorry :( that's all i have for now. more will be coming!

-Max P.

Things that inspire me and other things I love

I have decided to make a list of things that inspire me and other random things I love. Ya'll can post in the comments thing that inspire you if you want to...

1. Plays -- I've never really liked musical movies but last Summer we went to a Shakespeare play in the Arb (a park in Ann Arbor) and I could not stop humming/singing the whole way home (there was a huge storm chasing us home that day)
2. Awesome Summer days that aren't too hot and aren't too cold and there's just enough wind that you can't even feel the air around you. Don't know if you've ever experienced one, but if not I feel bad for you. It makes me want to sing at the top of my lungs to praise God!
3. My dog -- sometimes I'm laying next to my dog and for some reason it gives me an inspiration. Odd, huh?
4. Little Accomplishments -- For example, there was the day that I discovered how to connect our robots by Bluetooth. I was practically flying around the house :) And making Spaghetti is fun, too. Random thought.
5. Kindness -- It really inspires me to be nice when someone is nice to me. For example, when someone holds the door for me I like to hold the door for someone else and pass it on. Funny story -- one time I held the door for 2 people and they went to return the favor holding the door for me. They opened two doors that had a pole in the middle. I had a hard time deciding which door to go through :) if that made any sense at all...
6. Smiles -- I guess this sort of falls under kindness, but I love smiles so much I have to mention them on their own. When someone smiles at me it makes me want to smile back as big as i can :)
7. When people say my name -- I heard a quote somewhere that went something like "I love it when you say my name because then I know that I crossed your mind, if even for just a second". Whenever someone says my name I know that they thought about me :)
8. Oh, and some things I love -- Jesus #1, my family #2, and my friends of course! Jesus -- I LOVE YOU and I would be eternally lost without your guidance! Mama, Daddy, and Max -- I am BLESSED to have a family so loving and caring as you! To ALL my friends, I don't know what I would do without you!
9. Blogging! As you've probably guessed, blogging inspires me! (after I write one post I can't stop!) And it's fun too. To anyone who doesn't have a blog, I encourage you to get one! (and as my dad says, remember: there is very little difference between "blogger" and "frogger". Always remember that.)
10. MUSIC! Music is critical. Music is amazing. Music is inspiring. I love music! Fave artists: Owl City! Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, Chris Tomlin, Chris August, Casting Crowns.

GTG -- See ya! Molly

Google SketchUp 8

You should try out google sketchup 8! it's free! here is a picture of one of my creations!
is it cool or what?

-Max P.

Another cute video...

A friend sent us this video...

To my mom

I know this is a little early, but in advance:

butterflies,designs,hearts,holidays,love,NVTOfficeClips,Valentine's Day,special occasions
From Molly

4/14/2011's activities

Well, today has been fun. We worked a bit more on Sweep and got her "perfected". We'll see how "perfect" she does on Saturday! (It seems that something always goes wrong at the competition). We heard how our friends team is doing and it sounds really good (congrats, guys!).

We also did some shopping. I got a new bathing suit and we also bought some groceries.

Well, I can't think of anything else we did today... but I'm sure you'll be seeing more posts from me soon!


What is the purpose of life?

I am not saying this because I see no purpose to my life. I am writing this because I see many different purposes in various people's lives. Some people live to play the stock market, some people live to make as much money as possible, and yet others live to collect every single Apple device that ever comes out. But as Christians we are called to a much greater purpose.
Make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted (Isaiah 12:4)
Our life long purpose is to tell everyone in the world about what God has done -- that He gave his only son so that we might be saved. Wow!
Our lives need to reflect God's love in everything we do. We are His beacons of light in a world filled with darkness and hatred. We need to SHINE for Jesus -- Share His Incredible News Everywhere!
As we live life, we need to constantly be thinking about Shining for Jesus. Maybe shining in your life means talking to someone at your church or job that seems to be hurting. Maybe it means serving at a homeless shelter or a home for the elderly. Pray and ask God what He wants you to do to shine!
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Cool Commercial!

Try to guess what the commercial is for...

Very cool message!


Wednesday, April 13

Duck Tape!!!! An amazing invention

Okay, so I know I'm posting a lot of blog entries tonight, but I am having fun with this new blogging site I discovered. I know, anyone who knows me is probably laughing at me right now :)

But I found yet another awesome thing to blog about. Last Saturday and Sunday I put together a duck tape dress. Duck tape had been on sale at Michaels 2 for $5 on Friday. We went to Michaels, bought a whole bag full of rolls (some for other people) and that weekend I constructed my masterpiece.

Well, you are all probably wondering how it looks, so here is a picture:

Cool, huh? And it's all made of duct tape and a little bit of cellophane wrap (except the headband, which is sadly a normal headband with a duck tape flower on it. I haven't yet figured out how to make a good duck tape headband)

Speaking of cool duck tape things, here is another picture:

This person put duct tape thingys on the back of their car. I do have a picture of a car covered completely in duck tape (an amazing car) but the picture is on a different computer. Maybe I'll post that later.

Have you figured out that I love duck tape yet? It's so much fun making roses, dresses, and putting duck tape on other things (duck tape can fix almost any problem!)

Well, time to go to bed. See you later!


History of Duct Tape:

Yay! First blog post ever!

Actually, that title was a lie. Sorry.

This is not the first post ever. I actually already posted an "introductory post". But that's ok, we can call this the first post ever and make it our little secret.

Today has been fun... we completed our robot that we will be competing with soon. Her name is still Sweep. She can complete the mission in, well, never mind, let's just say "a very little amount of time". But she is doing very well and I am pleased :) We shall see how good she does at our competition.

We also discovered a program called Google SketchIt today that is like an architectural tool used to create anything you want. I suggest you all check it out. If you do, be sure to click Window > Exponents along the top and insert cool things into your landscape (as in a roller coaster, a horse, a bed, lego bricks, or pretty much anything else you can think of.)

So I guess we accomplished some good things today... the robot especially. Can't wait to compete and we'll be sure to tell you how we do!

See ya'll soon (i hope :)


The RCLC Family blog

Hello World (plus the RCLC Family :)

Congrats! You have just stumbled upon (or perhaps have been led to) the RCLC Family's blog. This is a blog where all 4 members of the family can post pictures, thoughts, and stories about our family. It can be used to tell our friends (and the other people in the world that we have yet to meet) what's going on in our life.

Well, tata for now, I'm gonna start writing my first official post (excluding this one)

XOXO, Molly<3