Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Back to normal....okay maybe not quite!

Hi all!
Our family is finally getting back to a normal routine. We had a full day of school and co-op yesterday. The two co-ops that we are attending are Lighthouse & Path. I am taking choir, chemistry, and high-school literature. They are all very good and I actually like them. I was originally taking biology as well, but I struggled with the teacher and the kids in the class. So for biology I will study at home or join the Nordlie's class. Ha Ha. I can just picture the looks on your faces. Yes I know Kelsea, it would be very wierd. For all of you out there who do not know the Nordlies, they are a family with 6 boys and 1 girl. We have known them for years and Mr. Nordlie is our dentist. I have to go clean for Prayer time and bake some chocolate cookies!! Ta Ta, Heidi

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Some of you may have wondered why a certain person was left out of my earlier post "baking in Bakersfield". This was purposefully done so that I can now expound on one of my favorite people in this world. Katherine!!! She is a very gifted teacher, story teller, babysitter, friend, cousin. Just this last visit, she held our attention with a very captivating story. It was unusual and very, very, funny. Some of us could not stop laughing at the discriptions of ourselves. I will always fondly remember that night. My cousins always spoil us. I MISS All OF YOU COUSINS SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! God Bless, Heidi

Friday, September 26, 2008

To Disney Land and Beyond!

Hey Everyone,
I am so excited! I am also very sad to leave everyone down here in the golden state. Today we are going to Disney land for the whole day!!!!! I hope you all are well and enjoying school. I will try to post some pictures if I remember to take them. Have a great day, Heidi


Yesterday was Uncle Ted's funeral. It was nice to have almost all the aunts and uncles there. After the service, we all went to uncle Chris' for a luncheon/snack/fellowship time. All of us kids went to the park to take pictures with frames. It was fun. Xander took some great ones and I did too. Hopefully I will post some when he sends me the edited ones. Gotta go, Heidi

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The murder of Bob the Tomato

Very little is known about the case. Unfortunately there were no finger prints. All that was left was a letter saying,
"goodbye Bob, we really did need you for tomato sauce. Don't tell the cops. You cannot find us or trace us. Sincerely, Chef Larry the Cucumber".

We are still trying to decipher the letter and find out who its from. Although we have a few clues, it is definitely not an easy case but we can handle it. For starters, before Bob died, Larry wrote the pizza angel song. The song stated that he really REALLY wanted tomato sauce NOW! We didn't know if there was any connection, it was quite unlikely. We have visited several of his friends houses and they were all very clean. Except Larry's house, it looked liked a red bomb had gone off inside it. Larry said that it was lava. We believe that he was telling the truth, though the smell of tomato was overpowering inside. If you have any questions or clues that might help us with this baffling case, please feel free to comment.
(posted by Evanthia & Heidi)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I have a 1 year old cousin with downs syndrome. I saw her on Sunday and she is doing so well. Her laughter and smiles are very contagious. When I see children like these, happy and without cares, I wonder how could anyone abort them? Yet in this day and age it is common to abort a child just because he is a boy, or because she has downs. These children had no choice, yet they are killed just as brutally. God said let the little children come unto me and restrain them not. God loves all the little children in the world, born or unborn. I ask you to pray about them, for them, and for their parents. Our duty as followers of Christ is to love our neighbor. If we all loved people more, this world would be a much better place. So spread the love of Christ everywhere!!!!!! -Heidi

Baking in Bakersfield!

Hi y'all,
I am staying with my cousins. It has been so nice to be with little kids again. I also enjoy spending time with my talented cousins. Joanna can do the most stupendous hair dos. Evanthia keeps me laughing. Fotini is the doctor of the group. Savvas is the oldest boy, and sometimes a prankster. Then come the noise makers. It is never silent with them around.

Kristina dressed up as a clown and the little boys loved it. Of course Joseph who is four had to wear it. So he has pretty much worn it on and off all day. It includes a bright orange afro, huge shoes, funny socks, cute outfit. He was so cute stumbling around in that.

On our way up here, we spent time with Veronica one of my cousins. She is a bright light in her college. She really reflects Christ. Please pray for her family as they are not Christians. Enough said, have a great week. Love, Heidi

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sorrows of sunscreen

I made the most unwise decision today to apply a certain substance to my face known to many as, sunscreen. This resulted in my turning into a lobster. The reaction includes slight swelling, very red cheeks, and hot/burning feeling. Despite this I still had the most wonderful, saltiest, funest time boogie boarding with the cousins and Aunt Christi. She was a good teacher. I caught some nice large waves and rode them in. Besides swallowing several gallons of salt water, I would definitely do it again. Til next time, Heidi

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cousins, Aunt and Uncle!

At the request of a certain person, I will blog about my cousins and aunt & uncle. We are staying with Aunt Christi and Uncle Richard, Alexander and Evangeline. They are wonderful hosts.

Z is 17 and a senior in highschool. He loves jamming and hanging out with friends. He is very talented at sports. He also excells at Nerts. Thanks for being a GREAT cousin Z!!!

E is in 6th grade and as spunky as she can be. She says about her and Kristina: " We may be nice, but we are very naughty". She makes everyone's lives interesting. Without Babe, it would be a very boring world.

Aunt Christi is a patient host. I can't imagine how hard it must be to put up with us, yet she does it every year, and even asks us to come back. She the queen of spaghetti sauce. Her kindness and patience are very evident. She cared for Uncle Ted and helped make the end of his life more comfortable.

Uncle Richard is one of my very favorite people. He can always make you smile no matter what. His childhood adventure stories are thrilling, exciting, funny. All of us children beg for them. He is always the peacemaker and very patient.

So there you have it.

Uncle Ted

I would like to ask all of you to pray for our family. My uncle Ted is dying or has died. He was Grandpa's brother. He was 80, and has struggled with spinal bifida, I think, all his life. I believe that he was saved. It was really amazing that we were down here at this time to be able to help the family through this. Keep praying, Heidi

Whoa Buddy!

Hello all lovers of little kids!
I went to the zoo yesterday with the cutest of little cousins. His name is Ayden. He loves to have me hold his hands and swing him around. He calls it Whoa Buddy. I also have a 5 month old cousin Corbyn. He is really cute too. At the zoo we saw so many exotic animals. One of my favorite was a monkey. Now this was no ordinary monkey. He had gotten hold of a plastic disposable camera and was EATING IT! What an appetite! How amazing God's creation is. The colors, varieties, are just breathtaking. Ayden also liked the flamingos, giraffes, and elephants, jaguar, and leopards. Oh and in case you are wondering, the last post was written by xander. I hope you all are well and enjoying life. I will be back the 27th.


Dear all Readers of these posts,

I am having a marvelous time with my cousin alexander. Most call him "Z" We are doing the most wonderful things.

Today, we ventured to Sea Port Village. After much physical exercise, we made our way to the "harbor house restaurant" Our cousin Tiffany was our waitress. the food was of much excellence, and the dining was superb. I kept on stealing my cousin Z's fries. It was quite enjoyable.

Lately at the Guzzo Household, the littles have been up to much mischief. They have a secret stash of sugary delights, in which they fuel themselves with much incessant energy.

Won-Ton and i have been enjoying our California lives with the cousins.

Z and i baked the most delectable cookies. We used an amazing secret ingredient that i am sure that i will use on all of my future baking ventures.

Won-Ton is Crazy!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Money for Well

Yeah!!!!! The money is all in!!!!!!!! Through God's perfect plan, $8,377 has been raised. YIPEE. Now those orphans will have a better future. Praise God. I never, never, thought that much would come in. Never underestimate the power of God. He has done it all.
In shock(or maybe I should say awe),


WARNING: Do not read this if you hate trying new foods!

That said, I will begin my tale. It is a fishy sort of tale because it involves fish which makes it fishy. I went to the fish market with Debbie. They have many type of fish like: Stingray, marlin, tuna, squid. Afterwards, we were hungry and so sought out a place to satisfy the cravings of hunger. Debbie suggested that we try a "GREAT" fish taco place right down the street. So after a little convincing(I am not really a seafood person) we all ordered and ate delicious tacos. The thing we didn't remember was to ask as to what type of fish was in the tacos. Debbie told us later that it was not really fish, it was SHARK! So now my tale is told. I hope you will brave your worst fears and try something new, exotic, out of the ordinary. You will not be disapointed, maybe a little surprised. After all, now I can say I have eaten shark, Can you?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The appster strikes again!

The night before we left on our travels, Apple struck again. Here is the story:
Mom went out to the garden to turn off the watering sytem when she heard a peculiar noise in the corn. It was a crunching sort of sound. So she sent Jelliot out to check what it was. Aaaagh disaster! Apple had gotten into the corn and stepped on the stalks and ate them. There are only a few survivors. Of course she got in trouble and was taken back to her house. We then investigated why she would do such a thing. It turned out that Dad had harvested some ears of corn that evening. He then took the stalks and fed them to Apple. She liking them so much, went through the electric fence to get some more. Thus this is the end of my tale.

I have one more thing to add to the list of things eaten by Apple:
1. A leather belt. This was how we hung her bell on her neck.

God Bless,


Hi Friends, Family, and all the rest! Mexico was a huge eye-opener. The poverty is abundant, but the people are soooo open to the gospel. We were able to see the work of a friend Juan Domingo. He has started several churches, a bible school. orphanages, and a special needs orphanage is being built right now as God provides the funds. Juan has obeyed the LORD with his life, and now the LORD is blessing him.

One thing he said really hit home:
Obedience is not obedience if you want to do it, because you didn't do it to obey, but to please yourself. Obedience is obedience when you don't want to obey but still do.

I had some interesting experiences like one time I was dropped off at a Mexican family's house to help them cook food for the outreach. They didn't speak much English and I do not speak much Spanish. It was fun trying to communicate with them using signs or attempting to say words in Espaniol. I did pick up a little spanish, ok, maybe only a few words.

In Mexico they don't have rules like: buckle your seat belt, drive the speed-limit, ride inside your truck not outside. It was fun. We also had some of the best food ever. The pan dulce was very good.

The outreach was very succesful. Over 500 people came and were blessed. It was a very winsome way to share the gospel. So despite all, I survived and did not get kidnapped.
I am in CA and will back soon. I definitely miss all you folks. Take care.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Very short joke from CFC

What do you call a cow that is on the ground?
Ground Beef!

I am back!

I know, I know, You all missed me horribly. I have abandoned you for the sunnier side of the state. Just Kidding! I had the most wonderfullest and laughiest(I don't know if they are words, but if they weren't they are now) times imaginable. Stories to come. We were at CFC! I learned soooooooo much. The interns were hilarious, talented and able to keep the attention of us crazy teens. God has given them gifts which they are sharing with others. The vision of raising up Christians to serve others by using the "priviledge of the platform" is definitely contagious.

I was able to get out of my box. One leader, Krisy, had us roll up pieces of paper. Then we had to hit chairs with them while shouting at the chairs, "You are a grilled cheese sandwhich, and I am going to melt you!" I was also made to stand on a chair and scream YA as loud as I could, and dance while singing the spiderman song. We kind of went crazy as you can see.

After doing the above things, I gave three speeches and thought I did really bad. But I really won first place in two of them. Yea! I have never gotten first place before, so that was very neat. I have so many good memories to share with you and so, so many jokes as well. If you want to hear them, comment me.
Thank you for your patience.

I will try to post more about this later, but I am being dragged off to pack my bag!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Funny paper I wrote

Hi everybody! I know this may sound weird, but I actually wrote a very short paper about algebra. Here it is:

Algebra, Algebra, Algebra! Have you ever wondered why it was created? (This is detective Heidi on the case) After conducting a long thorough study of the subject, I came to this conclusion. Algebra was created to torture the minds of helpless teenagers! Just Kidding! Algebra is a tool that you will need in your future. Without it you will not be able to solve the problems you face everyday.

What can you actually use it for? Here is an example:
One day your brother comes into the room and asks you, "If I put $5.00 into the bank, and the compound interest rate is ___. After 5 years I would have $25.00. How much is the interest rate?"
See, now you know why you need algebra. It may be hard to learn at first, but keep going. It will become easier if you persevere. After all would you really like to be teased by your brother for not being able to solve such a simple problem?

So now you know that I am not your normal kid. You must be thinking"How sad, she actually likes math."
I have a chalenge for you. Solve the problem above, and comment the answer to me!
God bless,
Heidi <><

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Proverbs 31 woman.........Found!

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good,
not harm, all the days of her life.

She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

I would like to proudly say that my mom is all of these things. She is a wonderful mom. Tomorrow is her 50th birthday. God has blessed me, and I really don't deserve her. Thank you Mom!

God bless,

Stuffing Competition for i1000!

Hi friends,
Today we stuffed nearly 4,000 envelopes. It was really fun. Lots of good natured competition went on. My brother got the brunt of it. His lack of ability to stay up with G-man showed. Garrett completed three stuffings to Jelliots one. When his older sister tried the same thing, she was able to stay even or go faster than Garrett. HA HA I wonder who that would be? (he, JE, is not mortally offended, at least not after some treats)

Kristen, Kelsea, Sarah, and all the others were very helpful. So a big THANK YOU to all who helped. God sees all your efforts. Also pray for Dr. Sharon as she has a big debate tomorrow with the opposition. She has poured all her energy into stopping i1000.
God bless you,

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Appster

My funny naughty cow Apple!

The appster is a naughty cow. A few things she has eaten include, but are not limited to:

1. Eating the sleeves off a sweatshirt.

2. Eating 50 feet of plastic tape.

3. Eating her fly mask.

4. Eating a hose.

5. Eating our blueberry bushes. To this day, we still do not know how she did that. There was no way in and no signs of how she got in.

6. Eating all the fly traps in her house. They are the kind you hang from the ceiling that are all sticky. Yuck!

Well, now you now all the trouble this bovine has caused. Apple is pregnant with her first calf, which is due in March. She loves to follow me around and do other such things. She doesn't let us ever get bored. I will post pics of her later on when I figure out how to.

I am continually getting teased by the neighbors that I have a lap cow. I know, I know, just because she only answers to precious does not mean I spoil her. Of course not! (well maybe just a little) She does go to a day care.

God Bless,

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cooking creativity!

Have you ever wondered what really goes into that piece of yellow cake that you are eating right now? This is Heidi, the under-cover cooking detective. I want to tell you the truth about the cake that you all thought was normal. Nothing is ever normal. Okay, are you ready to hear the secret ingredient? It is shocking to think that they would put such a thing into our food. What is it you say? Its......................Yellow Crook Neck SQUASH. Has your appetite gone away yet? If you want to be healthy, (and thought of as a little crazy) come over to our house and enjoy a piece of this moist cake. It is unlike anything you will ever taste. Until my next discovery in the kitchen, signing out, Heidi the under-cover cooking detective.

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace!
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;’
Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.
-John Newton

Vacation Fun

Hey everone, we are escaping the iron hand of school til the 28th!! Isn't that great? Vacation plans include Spokane for Communicators for Christ (They make you stand up in front of a room full of people and give a speech, aaaaaah SCARY!). After that we go on to California for relatives and .................Disney Land! Then down to the hot country of Mexico for a missions outreach with one of Daddy's friends. I hope you all enjoy the tortures of school, the horrible homework assignments, and whatever else may come your way in P.E.! Just kidding! I hope you all enjoy this coming school year, and do your very best for the glory of God.