Monday, November 30, 2009

40 Facts about Giraffes!

Remember how I asked y'all, when I posted the movie with a giraffe giving birth, if y'all would like me to post facts about them? Well, a couple of you said yes, so, here it is!

Sadly, I couldn't find my old reports about giraffes that I did when I was younger, so, I had to go to the library. hehehe.

  1. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world
  2. Adult giraffes can be up to eighteen feet tall!
  3. When born, baby giraffes can be as much as six feet tall!
  4. There are different kinds of giraffes, such as the Masai, Blotched, Southern, or Reticulated, the way they are different is the skin patterns. The two main groups are the Reticulated (the one most people see/think of, it and the Southern Giraffe) and Blotched.
  5. Female and male giraffes have horns
  6. Sometimes a giraffe grows two pairs of horns!
  7. Giraffes have very long tongues, they can be up to eighteen inches long! That's almost a foot and a half!
  8. Giraffes have very long necks to go with their very long tongues, their necks can be more than six feet long!
  9. They eat acacia leaves and flowers, acacia is a kind of tree.
  10. They have to spread their front legs out really far so that they can get their heads down to the water to drink.
  11. They sleep standing up, so that they can make a quick escape if a lion were to come sneaking up.
  12. A group of giraffes is called a herd
  13. They can run up to almost forty mph!
  14. The only animal that is related to the giraffe is the okapi, which looks more like a cross between a giraffe and a zebra.
  15. Giraffes live in peace with many animals, like zebras and antelope.
  16. A giraffe's pregnancy is sixteen months long!
  17. Unlike some other animals, such as chickens, the baby giraffes look very like their parents and relatives.
  18. When born a baby giraffe weighs about 130 pounds! (that's heavier than me!)
  19. Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae as we do (mice also!), theirs are just A LOT bigger!
  20. Like humans, no two giraffes look exactly alike!
  21. Giraffes, like cows, have four stomachs. yuck.
  22. Unlike many other animals, Giraffes stay in pretty small groups, only up to about fifteen giraffes normally.
  23. At about the age of three the male giraffes leave the heard and start mating!
  24. The guys fight over the girls! And most of the time, the loser moves away!
  25. A giraffe calf never knows his/her dad, before it is born the father moves away, never to come back.
  26. Giraffes are mammals.
  27. They live for around twenty-five years in the wild and way more in captivity.
  28. They have excellent eyesight, and, with their long necks, they can pretty easily spot a predator before it gets them, also, they can spot a human from more than a mile away!
  29. A giraffe's legs are not all the same length, the front ones are longer.
  30. Zebras, Gnus, Antelope, etc, love to graze with giraffes in the wild, because they know the giraffe will warn them if it spots danger.
  31. Giraffes are Herbivores.
  32. The predators of giraffes include lions, hyenas, and leopards.
  33. The same day it is born, the baby giraffe learns to run!
  34. Giraffe babies can grow as much as an inch taller in a day!
  35. They can sleep with their eyes open or shut! Creepy!
  36. A giraffe's heart can weigh as much as twenty-five pounds.
  37. Instead of a bath, the birds clean the giraffe! (It rhymes! I made it up. :))
  38. Giraffes have a kind of "nursery" set up, where, some of the female giraffes will watch the little ones, and the other moms will go eat.
  39. Most giraffes live in the wild, but a good amount of them are in captivity and/or in nature reserves.
  40. When born, a giraffe doesn't have horns, it has tufts of black hair that will eventually, as it gets older, get hard and are then called horns.

Isn't it amazing how well designed these animals are!?! I believe that God designed these creatures for His glory and for proof to us, that He is the one and only true God. How can you look at a giraffe and honestly say that you think it came about by random change, an accident. The giraffe was no accident! God designed it just like He wanted it! There are NO FLAWS in His creation! Is that not amazing to you? Tell me, and I will give you even more overwhelming proof of the Creator, my Creator, your Creator. He not only made the giraffe, but He made the ant, the lion, the fish, the squid, all the animals, the water, the air, the ground, the universe, and us. He made everything! And we need to praise Him, not His creation. Yes, His creation is wonderful, but let's not worship it. Does a customer praise the pot instead of the potter? Does the clay have power over the potter? No.

Isaiah 64:8But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.Isaiah 64:7-9 (in Context) Isaiah 64 (Whole Chapter)

God is in control, we are His, His own, His special creation; but still His, under Him, not above Him.

I hope you enjoyed the facts! Sorry that I didn't do it sooner. Also, if I did a fact twice, please tell me so that I can fix that. God bless!


I got the information for the forty facts out of three books:

Animal Close-Ups: The Giraffe, by Christine and Michel Denis-Huot

Animals in the Wild: Giraffe, by Mary Hoffman

Born to be Wild: Little Giraffes, by Christian Marie

NOTE: Libby, I have not forgotten your question! I am just having a bit of trouble finding the scriptures that are about that. Please, if you would, find them for me, and it will make it go a bit easier. :)

For future reference, if you have a biblical question, I would be happy to try to find you an answer, but please give me the scripture references on that subject. Thanks!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Please hop over to Taylor's blog right away! Her awesome giveaway ends tomorrow!!!

Caption Contest!

Hey Y'all! Eldarwen Failariel held a caption contest not too long ago, with Lord of the Rings pictures, it was so much fun that I asked her if she would mind me doing one too, so, here it is! You can write a caption on any that you like, you can even write multiple captions for each one! The more the merrier! LOL. Here are the rules:

  1. NO bad language! You will IMMEDIATELY be disqualified!

Well, that's the only rule! Comment to your hearts content! And please, when you do write a caption, please put the number of the picture by it so that I know which one you're talking about. :) The contest ends on the 12th of December. Have fun!








Sorry they are so digital, I got them off of Photobucket. So, yeah, not good quality. Oh, and one more thing, you can enter even if you don't have a blog. :)

Buttercup :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving - second post :)

Hey Y'all! Happy Thanksgiving, again. (See my other post.) Now, I'm going to do one thing I'm thankful for, for every one of the posts I've done. =D In NO certain order!!! I mostly just listed them as I thought of them!

  1. God
  2. Jesus
  3. Holy Spirit
  4. the Bible
  5. Dad
  6. Mom
  7. Sisters
  8. brothers
  9. cousins
  10. aunts
  11. uncles
  12. grandmas
  13. grandpas
  14. Friends
  15. Teachers
  16. my church
  17. my body
  18. the air
  19. the water
  20. the land
  21. hills
  22. mountains
  23. plains
  24. our house
  25. our car
  26. gas
  27. trees
  28. leaves
  29. autumn
  30. spring
  31. winter
  32. summer
  33. snow
  34. sun
  35. moon
  36. stars
  37. doctors
  38. school
  39. books
  40. time
  41. paper
  42. bikes
  43. roller skates
  44. grocery stores
  45. clothes
  46. the mall
  47. cameras
  48. computers
  49. Internet
  50. blogger
  51. healthy food
  52. non-healthy food. :P
  53. thanksgiving
  54. Christmas
  55. Valentines Day
  56. birthdays
  57. new years eve/day
  58. shoes
  59. tape measures
  60. games
  61. phone
  62. email
  63. an American
  64. a daughter
  65. a friend
  66. a Christian
  67. chores
  68. printer
  69. languages
  70. watches
  71. clocks
  72. bed
  73. dresser
  74. that the earth is round
  75. space
  76. space (both kinds! LOL)
  77. paint
  78. that I don't look like Gollum (mom's idea! lol)
  79. that I don't have to go of to fight
  80. I've been out of the country once
  81. volleyball
  82. soccer
  83. baseball
  84. Lord of the Rings hehehe.
  85. stuffed animals
  86. Giraffes
  87. Lions (sometimes)
  88. fish
  89. dogs
  90. cats
  91. hamsters
  92. all other animals
  93. soda
  94. wallet
  95. chocolate
  96. pillow
  97. blanket
  98. knives
  99. Nancy Drew books
  100. Lord of the Rings books
  101. boats
  102. houses
  103. apartments
  104. ice skates
  105. tennis shoes
  106. socks
  107. smiles :)
  108. DVDs
  109. Microsoft PowerPoint
  110. The Rebelution
  111. Do Hard Things
  112. lotion
  113. shampoo
  114. hand sanitizer
  115. flags
  116. pencils
  117. the ability to draw
  118. the ability to crochet
  119. medicine
  120. oven
  121. blender
  122. microwave
  123. money
  124. the desire to give
  125. the desire to help
  126. the desire to raise money to help others
  127. nail polish
  128. photo albums
  129. Photoshop
  130. Photobucket
  131. music
  132. musical instruments
  133. cement
  134. grass (I don't know why I didn't say this earlier)
  135. rain (see above)
  136. refrigerator
  137. wind chimes
  138. light
  139. dark (when sleeping! :))
  140. stairs
  141. carpet
  142. vacuum
  143. wood
  144. nails
  145. broom
  146. mop
  147. dustpan
  148. plants
  149. flowers
  150. bugs (the ones that don't bite, and aren't annoying)
  151. door mats
  152. table
  153. chairs
  154. lamps
  155. fans
  156. sticks
  157. rocks
  158. tools
  159. names
  160. diapers :P
  161. days
  162. weeks
  163. months
  164. years
  165. hair clips
  166. search bars
  167. calculators
  168. herbs
  169. juice
  170. milk
  171. outlets
  172. parks
  173. swings
  174. merry-go-rounds
  175. other park things
  176. quotation marks """"""""" hehehe.
  177. exclamation points!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!
  178. question marks???? lol.
  179. questions
  180. answers
  181. statements
  182. kind words
  183. words of encouragement
  184. words of sympathy
  185. words in general
  186. erasers!
  187. roads
  188. pavement
  189. wheels
  190. recipes
  191. feelings
  192. singers
  193. Cd's
  194. conferences
  195. voices
  196. shoe laces
  197. climates
  198. sand
  199. letters
  200. people to talk to/with
  201. mute button :P
  202. baggies
  203. baskets
  204. picnics
  205. shade
  206. heroes
  207. cards
  208. playing cards
  209. save button :P
  210. nicknames
  211. super macro
  212. canning jars
  213. craft supplies
  214. fabric
  215. CD players
  216. colors
  217. sky

There! 217 things!!! For every post I've posted, oh, wait! One for this post....

218. Missions

Now, I tag YOU to do the same! It doesn't matter how many posts you've done, just do that many things! Come on! I dare you! I would appreciate it if you leave a comment here to tell me what you think, and tell me if you do it! :) thanks!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving, and always remember to thank our heavenly Father for all He has given us!

Love in Christ,


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I don't have much time, but I just wanted to wish all of my readers a....


Remember how much you have to be thankful for! And thank God for all he has done for you!!!!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Light of the World

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

Have you ever thought much about being a light?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Randomness Friday!!!

Randomness Friday!

First, awards! I am going to give each one to five people! Here we go!

I got this award from Anna. =) Thanks girl!

And I give it to:

Anna - for her great posts to her fellow sisters in the Savior!

Libby - for giving girls hope through her great posts!

Emii - for her new study on Do Hard Things!

Chelsea - for her awesome posts about the Christian walk!

Iheart - for their awesome convicting posts about the Christian faith!

The next two awards I got from Libby. Thank you!

This one goes to:






This one to:





Emily (yep, both of ya!)

A blog to look at!

my sister just started posting again on her blog, so, she needs some comments to keep her posting! lol. Please go check it out!

Okay, this is all I have time for, very sorry! I have simply failed to post this week. I'm real sorry. Also, I didn't link the names, because I just did that in the last award post, and, I have to post this and get to bed! LOL

Love in Christ,



Hi Y'all! I was awarded again!!! Okay, so, I hope that this can go to guys to, because I am giving it to one! :)

You are supposed to give this award to as many people as you know whom it applies to. Here we go! I am not going to write about everyone, because I can't think of different things to say. :P And, I just wrote notes to most of you.





Emily (different people, trust me)











Caitlin Elizabeth




Hope y'all had a good laugh at how many blogger friends I have! And, to tell the truth, I left out a good amount of people because they haven't posted in months. Also, I figured out why I don't get all that much traffic!!! Because everyone leaves as soon as they arrive because I link to to many people! LOL. Please, if you did not get the award but I left you out, comment and, if I know you, I'll update the post and add you. :)

Love in Christ,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Randomness Friday, something new...

Photobucket Hi Y'all! Some blogger friends of mine do this, and well, so I thought I'd try it out too! Prism started it, I just met her. Please visit her blog! To visit it, just click the button. Now, time to be random!

Project: I just posted an update on the project a few days ago, it tells about what you can do to help, where we are in the project, what we are working on, etc. Please go take a look, I made a link for it under the header. Also, we have a team email address! So, if you have any longer questions/comments, that you want to give the whole team, and not just me, you can email us!

5 W's and an H, Women of the Bible Study: I haven't had time to sit down and do the whole study, but I will do at least one next week! How are y'all liking my layout with that?

Followers: Now, I know that I LOVE when people talk about me and link to me, so, I'm going to do that for my followers! Please go look at these blogs, they are worth it! Trust me!

Prism - my newest follower, and the girl that created Randomness Friday!

Boutique Pages - I don't know you, but, I would love to get a comment of introduction from you, so I can meet you! :)

Maggie - Just met you, and I'm so glad I did!

Anna - I LOVE your blog, sister! And I'm so glad I met you!

Another Anna - I've not met you yet, but I would like to! :D

Emii - So glad I met you too!

Libby - I love the stuff you made me! And I love your blog!

Emily Rose (Simply Vintagegirl) - I love you site/blog/photos/store! And I'm glad a Homemade Christmas has started again! I loved it last year!

Caitlyn Elizabeth - I met you on the Rebelution, and I really like your blog, I just wish you would post more often. :)

Chelsea - I can't say enough how glad I am that you found me!!! I've met so many friends though you!

The Printz Family - I REALLY MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!

Ken (Dad) - Thanks for followin' my blog Daddy! Y'all should go see his, it is AWESOME!!!

Rachel - You are another great friend that I met on the Reb! Also...I just wish you'd post more....hint hint. lol

GirlOfFaith - Hey girl! I wish you'd blog too! hehehe. I haven't see you for FOREVER!!!!

Poppy - sister, I tell you time and time again. POST! LOL. (she's my sister. :P)

GospelForAsiaMe - No idea who you are, but I would Really like to know! =D

Emily Olsen - Sorry, but I can't figure out who you are! I would love to get to meet you though!

noname (D) - Hey girl! :)

K. P. Yohannan director of Gospel For Asia - We were listening to one of his teachings, and he said something that really tickled me, he said: "The poor little Devil gets blamed for everything under the sun!" Or something like that. :P lol

Lord Of The Rings: Okay, I guess I'd better warn you, I am a total Lord of the Rings fan! So, I'm going to talk about it for a second.... =)

Have you ever thought of the similarities of Lord of the Rings, and the real life/the Bible? As far as I know, I could be wrong though, C. S. Lewis (the author of Narnia) led J. R. R. Tolkien (the author of Lord of the Rings) to Christ! So, for example, Gandalf represents Jesus. He defeated death, and rose again! See if you can find out some of the other representations in it, later, I might write all of the ones I see. :) Here are some of my favorite quotes from the first movie:

"It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance!" Frodo
"It's pity that stayed his hand...Some men live that deserve death, some men die that deserve life." Gandalf
"I wish the ring had never come to me, I wish none of this had happened." Frodo
"So do all that live to see such times, but it is not for them to decitde, all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." Gandalf

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." Galadriel (Lady of Light)

Here is one of my favorites from the second movie:

"Mordor. The one place in Middle Earth that we don't want to see any closer, but the one place we're trying to get to, it's just where we can't get." Sam

I'll post more later! :D There are two conversations between Sam and Frodo, that I LOVE! :D

Okay, I know that it is Saturday, but I did write most of this yesterday! I just couldn't finish it, we had a slumber party!!! :)

Tell me what you thought of my first attempt at a Randomness Friday post!

Love in Christ,


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Update on the Project, and how YOU can help!

Hi Y'all! We have inched forward a bit in this project!!! If you have NO idea what I am talking about, click "Project" on the navbar. =)

How we've moved forward lately:
  1. It is not just me anymore! It is not I anymore, it's We! Our team consists of me, my sister, and my friend who is really into the project. :)
  2. My friend not only is my first team member outside of the family, but also the first (and only so far) donor! So, now we have officially "begun!"

What we are working on now:

  1. I'm trying to get the word out on Blogger, The Rebelution, and email.
  2. We are trying to think of fundraisers to do, yeah, just thinking right now, sadly.
  3. I am making brochures and postcards to give out to get the word around.

What YOU can do to help:

  1. Donate money, that's what we need, but that's probably the simplest, but hardest thing for people to do.
  2. Get the word out! We need everyone to know! Email everyone on your list, blog about it, anything!
  3. Do your own fundraiser, donate your time. If I see that you are really getting into it and you want to be part of the team, I will definitely consider it! :)
  4. Pray. Ask God to guide you and our team to make right decisions and lead us in the right things to do.

So, there is no reason you can't do something! =D Get to it! And tell me if you do!

God bless you all, and this project! To God be the Glory! All of it!!!

Love in the Savior,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Are you...

a Christian? YES!!!

a good listener? yeah, I think so. :)

a good friend? I hope so, am I y'all? I would like to know. :)

artistic? when I want to be. :P

funny? when I want to be. again. LOL.

good conversation starter? NO! You start the conversation, I'll keep it going!

crazy? do you really want to know, okay, well, my family thinks so. =D

random? if you read my blog, you KNOW that!

communicative? not a chance!

loving? yes

clumsy? not very often

happy? yep, most of the time. :)

athletic? Oh yeah!

excellent in school? in most subjects, yes.

an animal lover? sort of

sister? yes!

brother? LOL. If I'm a sister then I obviously can't be a brother. :P

daughter? Yep

son? see question "brother?" LOL

caring? Yes

technology challenged? yes! It's so annoying!

techno-freak? no

respectful? I admit, most of the time. but isn't everyone? I hope it's not just me.

a movie lover? depending...

book worm? yep

attentive? yes!

responsible? Yes

honest? Yes

fantastic? no one's told me so, so I'm not going to say so either.

Okay! I tag:





Girl of Faith


And, anyone else who wants to do it!

GO! :D Comment if you do it so I can see. :)

Buttercup =)


EDIT: I fixed it! :D They are big now. :)

This is REALLY COOL! If you want mine, leave a comment and I'll give you the HTML code, but it is really fun just to do your own. :D

The first one is just about my blog. Try to find your name in it! I know Emii, Raine, Libby, and IHeart are in some of them, just look! :D Try to figure out what the other ones are about!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Animal Babies

These creatures being born shows one of the ways God is controlling His creation. The animals are His, the plants are His, the seas are His, the land is His, we are His.

Giraffes are my favorite animal, they are so well designed by God! Maybe sometime I will post some facts about them...How would y'all like that?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The wife of a weirdo, 5 W's and an H Women of the Bible study

Okay, now who is the wife of a weirdo? Well, her husband was weird in the world's eyes, but to God, he wasn't. She is....


Who: Noah's wife. The mother of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. One of the only eight people to survive the flood, one of the only four women to survive the flood. The oldest woman to survive the flood. We don't know what her name was, she is only known as "Noah's wife." Have you ever been known as "so and so's sister?" or "so and so's brother?" I have, it gets kinda annoying. :P

What: Not much is said about her in the Bible, we don't even know her name. But what we do know, is that she can also be called "The mother of all living." Because she is the mother of all "living!" hehehe. Basically, the world was begun anew, so, there are two, "mother's of all living." What she did is not recorded in the Bible, but we know that there was a lot of work on the ark! She had to have been cleaning and feeding animals all the time! We don't give her much credit for that.

Where: Well, in the middle east. We only really know that she and Noah, their sons and their wives landed on mount Ararat. Which is in modern day Turkey.

When: If my math was correct, Noah was born 1,056 years after God created the world, so, his wife was probably born about the same time.

Why: Noah's wife found favor with the Lord, or else she would not have been saved. But why? Why did God pick her? No one knows, only God, He knew that that would happen when He created the world. But, she was spared. That is like us as Christians, we are spared from Hell, we should be destroyed, but God had mercy on us, and saved us through Jesus Christ. Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, found an analogy that God used through the ark, in proclaiming that Jesus was coming. He said that the ark was a picture of Jesus Christ, that when Noah was preaching, it was like how Jesus would when he would come to earth, Noah was inviting people to come into the ark to be saved from the flood, Jesus was inviting people to come to Him to be saved from Hell. See the comparison?

How: Okay now Eve was easy, but for everyone else this is going to be difficult. :) How was she saved? She was saved by getting on the ark with her husband sons and daughters-in-law. God saved her, and her family.

Tomorrow I'll try to post again, but I don't know if I will be able to. :) Give me feedback! Tell me if you like the study! I need some!

Bye for now!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Hi Y'all! I made some ribbons while I was making buttons, and just made some awards. :) If you get one, and you want to give them out also, you may. :) Comment, and give me your email (if I don't have it already) and I will send you the code. :) I wanted to give two of you all of them, but, I limited it! LOL. Here we go!

This award goes to one blogger.....


This award goes to one blogger...

Libby-you help people with things concerning blogs, buttons, etc. :) Thanks so much!
This award goes to....

IHeart - You girls have awesome posts! Btw, thanks, Jessica for doing that guest post! If you haven't yet seen, some of the other girls liked it too! :D

Libby - I LOVED your GTT series! :) Great posts!

Emii - I'm glad I got to meet you Emii! :D I love reading your blog!

Anna - I really enjoy reading your posts, sista! They are awesome!

Raine - I am very happy you found me on the Rebelution, I was so glad to meet you! :D And, other girls, y'all should introduce yourselves to Raine, she sounds like a great friend, and fellow believer!

Chelsea - I know I've said this before, but, I'm so glad you stumbled upon my blog! LOL Through you I've met, Libby, Emii, Anna, and maybe some others...Thank you!

Thanks for posting girls! I'm not going to email y'all the code 'til you comment. :P Hehehe.

In Him,