Saturday, October 23, 2010

To six months..and six hundred more to come...

He is like my second shot at perfection... like before I kept aiming but falling; not short... far. And then somehow by the awesome grace of God He saw me as worthy enough, or maybe I just got really lucky. Regardless. He gave me a second chance and I stepped up to bat one more time and BAM! He...he was my home run. And these last six months I just keep getting home runs :) I am so SO blessed to know Joffre Conrad the way I do. So blessed. So In awe that God would allow me to be with him. Through these last six months I have understood God's grace more than ever before...and its because of him. I adore him :)...So ting ting ting! glasses up! there is my toast...To us! To JIFFY! Happy six months!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Did you hear what I heard?

a little birdy whispered in my ear and
told me a gorgeous little red robin was flying into town,
with her three wild chickys!
And how did I find that out?
That's a secret I'll never tell......haha.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ever seen a goat jump on a trampoline?

Labor day we got invited to a couples house for some amazing barbeque and some raucous fun and laughter. They have a very farm-esque home...very fun place to have children. They had a trampoline, a pool, an orchard, an old 1930's style house to run circles in...and...two goats and a rooster, as pets. Seriously, it was amazing. And at one point the dad decided the goats needed to jump with the kids, and I HAD TO get it on video. I mean seriously, a goat on a trampoline?! DOES IT GET ANY MORE HILARIOUS?!!?? No my dear follower, it really does not.
So here's to labor day and farm animals...ha ha ha.

Friday, August 20, 2010


You've come to a place forbidden to be,
Seen all the thing's you never wanted to see.
Things you become, never dreamed you would be.
The nightmare has happened
while you were asleep.
But open your eyes O' dreamer arise!
The new day is dawning, it's barely sunrise.
Can't you taste?
Can't you see?
The glory, the sweetness of you being free.
Can you see?
Can you see?
The glory, the glory of all you can be.
Do you hunger O' dreamer, do you want this to be?
The glory, the glory!
Of YOU.....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I feel a storm brewin'

MM...can you smell that? Its blackmail..and its headed this way!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I hear Joff likes lemon pound cake...

(No thats not code for Illy,.....Pa!hahahahaha!)

Here ya go illsa.
Zee lemony cake of pounds...HERE!
(Do you know what a bundt pan is? also, i doubled the zest and the syrup to pour over the top, use a fork to poke holes or just dont poke all the way thru or so much just leaks out.)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

unfaithful servant...

In silent wonder cast your crown,
as the mountains shake and the earth bows down.
The Great I Am shall take His place,
as all creation shields their face.
O darkened heart in the unknown,
Come now fall before the throne.
Unveiling here your great mistake,
In fear and trembling you shake.
Years of folly in your youth
abused Gods grace and robbed His truth.
I heard you utter one last time..."O King is there grace?"
But He shook His head and turned His face.
Unfaithful servant am I not just?
your heart is greedy filled with lust.
How can i say now "enter in," where there is no blood I see your sin.
I offered my son to take your place,
yet still you insulted the Spirit of grace.
It is mine to avenge, I will repay
For every time you turned away.
In love i died and tried to show you...
But depart now unfaithful, I do not know you.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

For my Dad.

Let me just post some pictures of "We three's" father. If this doesn't give you a very apt picture of the sort of father and grandfather he is, I don't know what will. I love you Dad. I always have, but I have definitely been so wooed and smitten with how much you love my children...your grandchildren. I simply cannot wait to tell them all about you for the rest of their lives.
(P.s, consider this your fathers day post, ha, since apparently your darling daughters will never ever do things in a timely normal responsible manner...ever. sigh.)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Joff, you got some stiff competition. Hate to break it to ya.

Are you smitten Illy? ARE YOU?!?!?!

Punching Bag FAIL


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Toilet Built For Two

Toilet Built For Two

oh my word, I just found the BEST SITE EVER...does this picture not so perfectly capture what a mother will do for some stinkin peace and quite?!?!?!

Dude! it's my cousin shannon!

This is my cousin Shannon...she lives in Guam, her dad (my mum's brother) is a pastor, she's gorgeous, she can SING. she's cooler than me.
the end.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010



Andrea you promised scoot, you promised!

Okay, this is some serious older sister blackmail going on right now. but AHEM! CALLING MISS ANDREA CHRISTINE TO THE TABLE FOLKS. PLEASE RISE FOR THE HONORABLE (WELL NOT REALLY) SOPHIA.
-Andrea claims to be so giddy with wet your pants glee about this blog that she'll be possibly "over-posting"
-She's posted twice.
-I call BS
-I Blackmail
-I WIN! you angy pangy. I can see the eye rolling and hear the oh my gosh you're so stupid from allllll the way down here. ah. It must just be your college education...sheesh. I'm so lame, I know.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

From the younest the oldest...

A tribute to 24 years of a wonderful life. :) lovely sister Sophia is turning 24 today!!! June 2nd...only 24 can you believe it??? 24 and so STINKIN accomplished! Married, three kids PLUS pastoring a church. my word are honestly...SUPERWOMAN! I am superwoman...yes i am! yes YOU are....:)
Here's a funny memory in honor of your birthday....My dear sister was sooo... ridiculously morbid growing up HA! ...yes you were dont deny it. So all through my childhood i can remember time and time again Sophie taking advantage of the fact that i was the youngest, extremely gullible and easily easily scared. My parents would leave and within ten minutes of them being gone, without fail sophie would be like..."did you hear that? " "whats that noise? ...someones in the house! OH MY GOSH get the knives!" So all three of us girls would go to the kitchen, get the biggest butcher knives we could find, and sneak around the whole house flinging our knives around every corner of every room yelling "I know your there!" until every square inch of the house was covered and we we always did...there was NO ONE there. This literally was like ritual when the parents left. Although one particular night, one dark cold night...soph got a little carried away HA! soooo like i said earlier, soph was a very morbid child, and she decided it would be a very grand idea to try and convince her younger sisters that she had stabbed herself and was dying on the kitchen floor. So late in the evening when my parents were out, me and ange are upstairs in our room and i hear sophie yelling in a intense desperate yell..."ILLY! ILLY! ILLY!" so i run downstairs and to my horror find sophie lying on the kitchen floor surrounded in ketchup with a knife lying there beside her, convulsing and screaming in "pain" hahahhahaha....she got me thats for sure, my heart about stopped beating...right up until ange was like "sophie what the heck?" hahaha...and soph busted up laughing... ohhhhh man...such grand ol memories. THAT ladies and gentlemen is the real sophie haha! you gotta love her:) every single bit of her:) and i do! I absolutely adore you sophio! From pretending to be dead, to instilling fright in my poor lil mind, to convincing me that andrea was demon possessed ( this story ill have to share another time...oh its a good one!) There is no one like my sister haha...the ring leader of our 3 sister gang, we ruled the world together. It was us 3 against...the world :) Still is :) Man....i love you sophie!!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I was pretty much raised by my sisters, which explains why im so messed up...sigh...i never even had a chance. none the less...we were and always have been and will be best friends. And i love them both from the bottom of my heart. And cant make it in life without them... which is why it tears my heart out being miles upon miles away from sophie:( BUT you have yourself a wonderful birthday! my confidant, my example, my inspiration, my best friend, my protector, my oldest sister:) love ya

I must do this some day

Monday, May 24, 2010

HA! Take that suckers!

So...for five weeks now, our porch has been under demolition. I called the management and basically said, what the heck are you doing this for? Mr. Hignell himself came to my door to explain..."In five years, because of how your porch was constructed, there may be dry rot, so we're being preventative."
um. WHAT?! I could care less about five years dude. I have an eleven week old baby trying to nap amidst the jack hammers going whacka whacka three feet from her window. This is what our porch looks like:

yeah. preventative my left foot. SO! in honor of Illy my partner in crime; once they laid the concrete, and I saw all that wet, begging to be vandalized goodnes...I left the following little insignia.

I mean revenge not sweet?! ha. Yes I am aware of how juvenile this may seem, but honestly, it was nice to just act like a flippin kid for a second..I am only 23 you know....tee hee....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Heres to a month... is to you;) we made it a whole month. I know i said i would put more pictures up, and of course i never did! BUT here are four to capture this last month of bliss ...haha:)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bieber rant... getting super old. for reals. like, I NEVER listen to the radio anymore, as far as music. I dunno why, just sometimes christian is so like, depressing or sappy...and it makes me nauseas, jus' sayin. And I can't handle country, hip hop etc...blech, I need a satellite radio I think (hint hint). ANYWAY! I was on yahoo and saw this adorable girl with a pixie cut and a cheeky smile and saw the headline saying something to the effect of, look who's the most popular artist this week! So I clicked on "her" video, thinking, "hmm, I wonder if this girl sings well..." and then "hey! she does!" and then.. "why is this girl singing to another girl about being her lover?" so of course I thought, gross, leave it to america to fall in love with a very young lesbian..go figure...but then...I found out, this "girl" is really a BOY!! A boy who just hasn't gone through puberty yet apparantly. I mean, seriously...SERIOUSLY...what is going on here? This kid is like nine...i'm not joking...and apparantly he's just all the rage. gag.
Does he still wear buzz lightyear undies? does he pretend to shave in the mirror like his dad? does he still aim for cheerios? I mean COME ON!
okay. ahem. sorry...whew.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I am your salvation...

I set my gaze far beyond the mountain tops, and i will not let it fall. For when my God comes back for me I'll be waiting for His call. Heart surrendered, hands held high, come come Jesus take me, that I might abide close in your love, my God will not forsake me. And should this life become blurred and the mountains surrounded in haze, still I'll lift my eyes towards heaven and there I'll set my gaze. When my prayers seem silent, like they cannot be heard, my faith has taught me in times past my Lord hears EVERY word. When my heart finds no rest, and my burden is felt through the nation. Then my God whispers to my soul...I am your salvation!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Fairy Tale...

ok...the fairy tale...geezlaweez...if it wasnt for my older sister constantly telling me to write about this ..i uh...wouldnt haha. but she does so here it is...
Once upon a time in a land close close to home (actually here at home) haha. there lived a knight by the name of joffre harnett, joffre harnett had a good friend by the name of ileana libemday. Their friendship began when ileana was a freshman in high school. Ileana found out joffre liked her and instead of being a nice young lady, became very mean and turned against him for almost a whole year. Her anger than died down and the two were reunited as friends once again. Ileana considered Joffre to be her best guy friend, and joffre considered ileana to be his best girl friend...their friendship grew and grew...and as time went on ileana began to realize more and more that sir joff was indeed an amazing knight. And she grew very fond him. Then one cold dark night Sir Joff asked ileana if she could ever see them being more than just friends. It was a very awkward conversation. Ileana knew her answer that night but did not respond, instead she waited and waited...about one month and a half, she finally felt ready and had thought long and hard and told sir joff she would love to be more than friends. it was a very happy night:) their feelings for one another grew and grew and finally the day illy waited for...Sir joff talked to her father, Sir Libemday. This was the greatest battle sir joff ever fought. What a valiant knight indeed. Only it turns out the "dragon" seemed to be surprisingly tame and kind, and it wasnt a fight hardly at all. Sir Libemday gave Sir Joff the approval of dating his daughter Ileana,(it was actually like seriously incredible! i prayed and prayed for this conversation, and told God that i would know i had his approval if i could just have the approval of my dad, and that i wanted my dad to be happy and excited with me...and HE totally totally is! its nuts! ) anyways... Ileana almost exploded with excitement. Sir joff then took Illy on their first date...the old spaghetti factory in a land far far away called Portland. They had a wonderful evening. ! Full of butterflies, smiles, laughs, and awkwardness:) keeping it very joff and illy style they had a wonderful magical evening, he got her home before she turned into a pumpkin or he turned into a frog? or is it his car into a pumpkin? annd....they have many many more stories to come. The end.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes

So this is from a little while ago, when me an Illy went down to Chico in February. This is just a clip of the whole video but it's probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. =) Thought you'd enjoy it Soph and everyone else. I'll have to upload other parts of the video later, Emry makes some hysterical faces and the girls scream as loud as they can, just the usual. haha.
So in Childrens Church we've had a missions theme for the last few months where we talk about different churches all over the world. Well we finally started the United States churches and me and Courtney did Chico the other week. We had sweet photos and talked about the outreaches. For that week we were trying to get the kids to see that they aren't too young to pray with people, this video we showed at the end of our skit to bring our point home. The kids loved it! =o)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

If you need a reason to smile...

oh my...this video just makes me grin the whole stinkin' time..tell me it doesn't have the same effect on you! Yes, I know, its hanson, and weird Al on the tambourine, and its a blues brothers parody. Dork? yes. Nerd? absolutely. Awesome? HECK YES! ha..this one's for you Becky! (for some reason it cuts the video screen off..if this is incredibly annoying, just click on the the video screen and it will take you to the actual youtube site and you can watch it like a normal person ha)

Explanation of Illy's crazy post.

first off...leave comments people! its the only way we know you're there! okay down to business...
You may have read Illy's last post, that looked oddly like the one right underneath that with a picture of us..but look carefully, in the second quote she changed one word then signed off on it like she wrote it. hahahahahaha...oh this kills me. it's sort of an inside joke Ill and I have, we love awkward humor and for some reason, LOVE coming up with jokes or conversation that would make everything awkward..don't ask me..we're just weird.
SO! you know how sometimes there are those people who like, tell you this great little saying, or say something very profound..then say its something they came up with? And the whole time you're like, wha?! I've heard that before, or, i'm pretty sure britney spears was quoted saying that, or, I'm almost positive that was from the lion get what I'm saying?
its so awkward! the whole time you're listening with this confused polite smile on your face..oh Ill and I decided it'd be hilarious to do that on purpose and send it to people like we seriously thought we were being profound and just wallow in the confusion that is their realization, we are nuts.

"Go ye and make discilples of women" -sophia foley

profound yeah?

Friday, April 23, 2010


"I know some sisters who only see each other on Fathers day, and some who will never speak again. But most are like my sisters and me...linked by volatile love. Best friends who make other best friends ever so slightly not as best." -Illy


To us...

I know some sisters who only see each other on Mother's Day and some who will never speak again. But most are like my sister and me... linked by volatile love, best friends who make other best friends ever so slightly less best. ~Patricia Volk


WHEEEE!!!! the last one to blog ...didnt think id ever do it didja soph!??!?! didja didja?? ... well HOLA here i am :) me... the baby of the family, the little sister..ileana..illy. brownie..Pill. although pill and brownie are reserved STRICTLY for my sisters to call me..cough cough...anyways... Oh how i wish and pray my oldest sister could be here with me during this time in my life...yes sophio i miss you terribly :( sniff...i see she took on her duty as my big sister and already told you guys i am no longer a single lady. all you single ladies..all you single ladies..all you single ladies..Put your hands up!! ...anyway...nope, no longer my song.. ive been swept away by a valiant knight, i was just hiding in the castle completely in despair, trying to escape the dragons, and then in comes prince charming swooping me off my feet just in the nick of time, and away we ride off into the sunset with long blonde locks of hair flowing in the wind....EEEERRRCCHHH!!!! HAHAHAHAH jus kidding!!.. lifes no fairy tale kid! .... only it totally is for me right now ;0 and my oldest sister is half way across the world !!! :( :( do you feel bad for me??!!? WAHHHH... geezlaweez... anyways im writing this blog so i can say i finally put something up...(mental note...must post another one up that is easier to follow) my thoughts are a little scattered...but sophie! that picture was for you! haha i look like a total nerd! i love the one of joff and i ...but the one of me! EEK! haha :) ange your a nerd.just because i say you are..sophie you too..oh and soph.. i will post another one of our date when i get a good picture ;) i promise...ok i shall continue this madness later...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I am positively swooning...

I have to endure my baby sister dating from a distance. and it sucks. yes I said the suck word ha. I have to get text from other people telling me how cute they are, I have to get pictures via phone messages from Illy, asking if she looks okay. I want to be there! wa! was their first date and I can hardly stand it. I am in so in love with them..I am reliving those dating days..the butterflies, the anxiety, the head in the clouds. cute. Here's the pic from Illy, she's nervous even though, look at her, she's amazingly beautiful.
Here they are about to venture out into the world as a couple. Watch out America...
(Illy, you HAVE to talk all about you and joff so people get that you've been best friends they understand why you guys look so natural and comfortable all ready ha)


Andrea posted a BLOG?!?! no flamin' way...holy cow where are the flying pigs, quick someone check if hell froze over cuz i sure as heck think it did.
ha. I kid I kid...
I cannot wait for this blog to really get going...hold on fella's you're in for a ride!
Just for smiles sake, here's a pic of us as little girls...pretty much it tells me, Illy has always been gorgeous, I've always been a nerd and Andrea has always been more quiet then I could ever stand to be.HA! (don't let that sweet demure smile fool you guys...she's got something up her sleeve.haha)
I love you ange (that is MY stinkin' name for you that the rest of the world just went ahead and copied cuz they're thieves like that)
Illy....Illy...ILLY!!! its your turn..ha. Did anyone catch the alvin and the chipmunks reference there? alvin..alvin...never mind sheesh...ha.


Ahhh, so i've finally come over to the other side (uh ha ha, i said other side), where I can now put you at the mercy of my inane blogging and absurd musings. Soph will be so happy. =). So I am Andrea, call me Drea. NOT DRE (thats reserved only for the sisters) but Drea is fine or Andy, I like that one. Anywhoo I decided to post real quick so as to please Miss Sofia. Ha.
Actually I'm really excited 'bout this, maybe too excited but I don't care, I am now 100% part of your virtual world, ok wait, maybe just 81.5%, still gotta used to all this.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Anyone who knows us Libemday girls, knows we are each others closest friends...I could not live without my sisters...So, here's a test run, we'll see how good we are at chronicling our lives as we all carry on even though I'm oh so far away...and that Illy HAS A BOYFRIEND!!! cough..pardon me.
The first picture is Sophie, aka Soph... that'd be moi. I'm nerd numero uno.
The second is Andrea, aka drea aka ange...she's nerd numero dos.
The last, but not least, is Illy, aka pill aka ill...she's nerd..u guessed it. Tres.