Thursday, October 29, 2009

Super Fun Colorful Collages!!!

I just figured out that I could do this and I love it!!

This is the first one I turned out okay....

like this one of Kelsey and the below one of Layla, one of my basset hounds!!

And for the dear friends (including my older sister) and me...YAY!!!!!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

An Old Poem I found! :D

I just found this poem that I wrote back in May of 2008. I wrote it about a picnic that a big group of us had down at some friends' land. It was so fun!! And it makes me happy remembering the fun we had while I read this poem! yay! Hope you enjoy…

Karnack Picnic

The sun rose up to start the day

Picnic fun was on its way

Time to shoot, eat, laugh, and play

Down at the Karnack Picnic

All the friends soon gathered round

Some from country, some from town

Bang! The guns put forth their sound

Down at the Karnack picnic

Wham! The ball comes flying past

Volleyball players gather fast

Time to play, At last, At last!

Down at the Karnack picnic

Being bucked off Bonny Blue

Taking pictures of people too

Petting the kitten, cool stuff to do

Down at the Karnack picnic

Singing hymns, endorsing Paul

Swimming, mudding, we had it all

Fishing, eating, and more volleyball

All at the Karnack picnic

©Allix Brunson May 18, 2008

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Adventures of “Granny” :D

The warm morning sun shines

Through my window and onto my face

It's a wonderful, lovely feeling

Yet it is still so commonplace

Birds chirp their songs outside

But nothing to really tickle my ear

Nothing like the sounds of the wild

That I used to wake up and hear

Not like the shrieks of birds

Hidden in the rain forest trees

Or the rustling of some mysterious creature

Tucked away in the leaves

I slip out of bed

Put my feet on the floor

I have walked on more interesting

Terrain before

Like the dunes of Egypt

Or the Savannah plains

I can still feel the tug

Of the camel's reigns

Nothing awaits me much

Once I come out of my room

Whereas all sorts of wild things

In times past, around corners would loom

I have an appointment today

So I'm helped into the car

My thoughts are suddenly

Drifted off far

I'm now, in my mind

Hearing a trumpeting trunk

As I ride on an elephant

It feels like I've shrunk

What a magnificent creature!

So large and so strong

From here to the car, I slowly drift back

I was sad that I didn't stay there very long

When we get to the building

We go a few stories high

But I remember a time

It seemed I could nearly touch the sky

On the top of the great tower

In the middle of France

The moon was near our fingertips

And the stars seemed to dance

I know that my memories

Will never be unfurled

I will always cherish

My trips round the world!

Written from the point of view of Mrs. Betty Pedrick "Granny"

©Allix Brunson 10-19-09

Picture taken by Rachel Greene

This is actually my friends' grandmother but she is SO great…I call her Granny too! :) Her and her husband (and their little girls when they were born) went around the world several times. She has told me some great stories!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finally: A POEM!! :D

Hey everyone! I have finally done it...I have finally written another poem!!! I have been thinking about writing something like this for some time but never have gotten around to it until a little while I hope you enjoy this list of a few of my favorite things...P.S. I don't think you can sing this to the Sound of Music tune...sorry....I already tried!! lol ;D ~Allix

My Favorite Things

Quiet times with God early in the morning

Prayer time alone and with beloved brethren

Hearing God's Word preached and God's children sing

These are a few of my favorite things

Cooking, and sewing, and laughing with Mama

Being her best friend while she is mine too

The memories we make, silly stuff that we do

These are a few of my favorite things

Staying up late with my big sister, Holly

While we tell stories and secrets galore

Having great times must be what sisters are for

These are a few of my favorite things

Feeding Robinson Crusoe and watching him sleep

When puppies wake up: their warm dry noses

And yes I love when there are raindrops on roses

These are a few of my favorite things

Taking pictures of the wide world around me

Reading books filled with stories from times long ago

From places far away where one day I might go

These are a few of my favorite things

Laughing, and talking, and sharing with friends

Remembering old times with family you love

Thanking God for both that He's blessed us with from above

These are a few of my favorite things

Remembering the softness of Gran-Nanny's arm

Cherishing moments that are here and then gone

You don't want to forget them so you've got to hang on

These are a few of my favorite things

Hearing Mam-maw play the piano so well

Or Daddy on the guitar: it always makes me smile

Moments when you sit and let every sound save these drift away for awhile

These are a few of my favorite things

Paw-Paw's Sprite pancakes on Saturday morning

His clothes that still have the Bakery smell

The stories of when I was small that he tells

These are a few of my favorite things

Music that's peaceful, funny or a comforting tune

Music is truly a powerful thing

The memories it stirs up, the emotions it brings

These are a few of my favorite things

The WONDER of God tucked away in small places

Like butterfly wings and tiny bee stingers

Each drop of the ocean and curled baby fingers

These are a few of my favorite things

The accomplished feeling when a poem is done

When you reread it and sigh with relief when it's through

And all that's left is hearing what other's think of it

(that means readers like you!)

These are a few of my favorite things!

©Allix Brunson 10/14/09

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Moon

You are all probably wondering..."What's up with all the pictures?!? Where's the poetry!?!?" I know, I know. I've been having a lot of fun with my new camera and I promise I will be thinking more in the poetry realm soon...once the newness of my beloved camera wears off! ;D jk...well, anyways, I hope you like these new pics of our lovely MOON! I couldn't believe I could actually take these...yay! And that verse just came to mind as I, like David, considered the heavens, the moon, and the stars...............

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