Thursday, October 26, 2006

Good Morning!

Good morning! I am going to throw out a quick post here just to let everyone know that I, Caitlin, have not dropped off the face of the earth or run away to Brighton (as I wish I could).The weather today from Little Rock up to Branson tops out in the late 70s, which I find slightly depressing. How is the weather down in Florida Lexi? I wish you guys were up here with us. I found this quote the other day and I thought I would like to share it with everyone:

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
George Washington First president of US (1732 - 1799)

Well, as soon as I figured out that it wasn't a mountain range, I looked up the word appellation, which means name or title in case you were wondering (or am I the only one who didn't know?). I found this quote to be very helpful with something I have been struggling with lately; the fact that I really only have three true friends, one of whom is related to me, made me wonder if I was doing something wrong. You know, questions like, "Am I not nice?"and "Do people not like me?" plus my personal favorite "Do I spend too much time in my cave where I read all day? "It cannot be!" I cried, and ran to my parents, who proceeded to remind me, like Mr. Washington, that those three friends I have are tried and true, ones whom I can count on to be there in my walk with Christ, worth more than a dozen acquaintances put together (they did tell me I could work on that cave thing a little bit though;~).

I must say farewell as we are dashing off to meet my aunt and uncle in Branson, Missouri for the Great Cousin Exchange in which my sister Elizabeth went to stay with Marie and Joy, who has been a delight, came to stay with us. I hope all of you have a blessed week with wonderful weather,

In Christ,

Caitlin :~)

23 comments:

Phinehas said...

Isn't living in Arkansas kinda like falling off the face of the earth?? Just kidding, I love the countryside up there, the Ozarks are really pretty, even in the winter. It is the only place I have ever seen real snow, a muddy pile about two feet high in the corner of a parking lot. It is about 60 degrees in the hurricane state right now, the only day we will have perfect weather here.
After reading the post, I started counting up my true friends, and never got past my third finger. It is really funny thinking about what friendhip really is under a light. I guess I only have two friends since one of the three is my dad!
Glad to see you do happen to post every once in a while.

Arkanblogger Family said...

Very funny. Actually, I did think that that until I started remembering driving across Kansas in the winter time...talk about falling off the face of the earth! We just enjoyed a whole day in the Ozarks during my favorite time of year, glorious autumn! I cannot believe it was cooler there than it was here, that is not fair. My closest friend (not counting my parents, who are my top advisers and closest confidants) that I counted is my sister Paige, the only thing I sometimes do not like about her is that she is taller than me, even though she is younger than me:~( If you want some real snow, head to Colorado. One of my greatest memories of living there is the October blizzard when we had 4 foot drifts in our backyard. When we let our miniature schnauzer Buddy outside, he almost completely disappeared, my father had to dig a path for him:~) By the way, it would be very nice if you would please tell us which one of you is commenting. It is slightly confusing when you do not know who you are replying to. Please?

In Christ,

Caitlin.

Phinehas said...

Why does it matter which of us you are replying to? You are just replying to what I/we write. But since you won't let up about it, it's the taller, more reserved of the two.

Arkanblogger Family said...

Thank you so much from the shorter more reserved of the two. You are right, it doesn't matter so much. But picture it this way: You reply, and we, not knowing who it is say "How's Mexico?" or if Caleb replies, and we, thinking it is you say "How is college?". Do you see where we are coming from? We are very sorry if it has...disturbed you. 'Tis geting late so I must go.

In Christ,

Caitlin

Bryce said...

So we are waiting for photos and a festival report....??? Let's get this program rolling. :)

Arkanblogger Family said...

Bryce, our Grandfather has most of the pictures. I believe we have just under ten. If we could get a copy of the pictures on CD from our Grandfather it would be wonderful. I will try and get a report up of it soon though, even if it doesn't include pictures.

Paige

Emma said...

Hehe, I somethimes wonder if i spend to much time reading. Seeing that i only have at least five good friends, of course number doesn't count and They never really mind that half the day i'm locked away in my room reading. Hmmm... Phinehas, Is there a good reason why you refuse to tell us who you are?

Phinehas said...

Well Emma, the answer to my masked identity is so complex. Perhaps I am a part of a legacy after my Biblical namesake(Numbers 25:1-17), and I rove the land, seperating the chaff of this world from the wheat...an activity that does not make me popular with the powers thart be. Or perhaps it is simply my own peculiarity, like being enamored with dragons and films that haven't even been released.........

Emma said...

Your never going to tell us who you are are you? :(

Phinehas said...

But I already have.

Emma said...

Ugh! that's not what i meant. your real name

Phinehas said...

No, seriously,I did. And it isn't Phinehas.

Arkanblogger Family said...

This is so funny!!!! I am still trying to get the post up on the trip. Oh Emma, I need you and your older sister who were on the trip with us to help with this blog on the trip. I might call you later to audioblog. Love you lots!

Paige

Arkanblogger Family said...

Emma dear, do not get too frustrated. I'll send you Phinehas' real name if Paige hasn't already. We are working on that blog right now.

Love,
Caitlin;~)

2004 young filmmaker said...

Caitlin girl I'm so sorry you live in Arkansas I understand there's not much at the present I'm sure you could possibly do about it. It's like when people get born into muslim or amish families I really feel for them and understand that it's really not there fault as in your case. Haha so sorry i had a little too much fun with that i love to write and when i have a crazy idea i go running with it. So anyway peace-out dream you were living in paradise I mean florida and ya never know your dream might come true!

chat later,

Caleb

Arkanblogger Family said...

Hilarious Caleb, glad to see you sign your name when you comment, unlike someone else... Florida like Paradise eh? I've been there twice and I haven't really thought of that one. Of course that may have been because I came in February and December. The ocean was pretty much the only thing that I found to be paradisiacal about that time of year. Glad to hear you are safely back in the States.

Caitlin;~)

Phinehas said...

Wait a minute, my name is at the top of the comment, why place it twice? That would look rather pompous to try and toss my name up more than once on the same comment, would it not?

Arkanblogger Family said...

Whoa...you aren't both using 'Phinehas' are you?? Oh dear.

Paige

Arkanblogger Family said...

Hi,
this is Caitlin and Alena.
I, Alena am Caitlin's best friend and I live in Panama City, Florida. And I must say that living in Florida is alot more like falling of the face of the earth than Arkansas. Also my idea of paradise is sitting in the Arkanblogger's home next to Caitlin and Paige, while snacking on Caitlin's AMAZING spinach dip! Or watching "Pride & Prejudice", "Northanger Abbey", or "Love Comes Softly". In truth anywhere that Caitlin and Paige are, so is paradise! However Florida just might be an exception to that rule.

I, Caitlin, say please stop using the same user name, it's confusing me! Are you, Phinehas at the bottom of the page, Caleb or Ryan? Alena that was so sweet, I think you described my vision of paradise quite well. Too bad I have to go to Florida to experience it;~) By the way, a post is coming about the nice things in Arkansas by my father, The Arkanblogger himself. Hmph!

Coming to you from Jackson, TN,
Caitlin & Alena

Phinehas said...

Dear Caitlin and Alena,

Ryan, Caleb and I would like to offer our sincere apologies to the confusion our mutual identities have caused you. But for now, it is vital that you continue to be left in the dark. You see, the plot thickens, and a sequal may be in the making. Maybe you can receive a dvd early so that your minds may be put to rest sooner. But we shall see...
As to the benefits of Arkansas, I/we have not said a word truly meant against it as an insult. There are many things you have over the Sunshine State, besides the elevation. For instance, no one else can claim the title for producing such a wonderful leader of the free world from 1992-2000. And perhaps, thanks to the lovely state of Arkansas, we may once again view the antics of their greatest son in the White House in the future.:) This is all meant in jest of course, but while praising AR, be careful not to to tread on the sons of Paradise, or we may cut your supply of orange juice permanently!

Arkanblogger Family said...

No great loss would it be in my life. The only way I like orange juice is without pulp, and I usually take my vitamin C in a capsule form. I'm not even giong to bother with the political products of Arkansas, except to say that I was only 4 when he was elected, therefore I did not posess the right to vote. Plus, we didn't move here till 1998, even though I was born here. Like I said, I liked the ocean, it was just the rest of it that didn't look too impressive at that time of year;~)

In Christ,

Caitlin

Arkanblogger Family said...

Hold up, Ryan, Caleb and...I?

Arkanblogger Family said...

Excuse me, "going" instead of "giong" please.

Thank You!
Caitlin