Archive for August, 2011


This Saturday I had the privilege of running in the Cherish Kids 5k run. I didn’t win anything, but I got my best time ever by 2 minutes and 16 seconds, which was a reward in itself! My time was 23:20, placing me 7th in my age category(15-19) and 76th overall (716 people ended up crossing the finish line). I had a great time and was able to help raise money for children in need of adoption while I was doing it- what more could you ask for?

Happy Birthday Luke!

Luke joined the ranks of the teenagers on August 28! He went on a canoe trip with our dad from Friday afternoon til Sunday morning, when they came back to our house to join us. After going to church, we came back home and spent a relaxing remainder of the day,giving Luke his presents, swimming, watching movies and eating cake. We didn’t take that many pictures, but here they are,along with pictures he and dad took on their canoe adventure:


Roasting “Gourmet” (A.K.A. Hotdogs) over the fire.

Luke and Dad

Their campsite

Who needs a skillet when you have a rock to fry your ham on? (bottom of the picture)

More fishing


Book Reviews: “Prudence and the Millers”,”Wisdom and the Millers”

By Adam E. Heironimus

I recently read my siblings “Wisdom and the Millers” and “Prudence and the Millers”, both by Mildred A. Martin. They are collections of short stories, in which the Miller children have various problems such as lying, tattling, snooping and slothfulness, which the children’s parents help them work out in a godly way- using a verse from proverbs as a framework for what they’re saying. Of all the children’s books I’ve reviewed so far,these ones are definitely the most character building, and I would highly recommend them to anyone, especially parents trying to instill godly principals into their children.
We all enjoyed them and would give them 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: “Coon Tree Summer”

By Adam E. Heironimus

Today I finished reading my younger brothers “Coon Tree Summer” by Mary Landis, the first book in a series that is continued by “Ice Slide Winter”, which I read to them several days ago. Just like “Ice Slide Winter” it was very,very good and continues (or actually, begins) the tradition of excellence that we all enjoyed from “Ice Slide Winter”, chronicling the many trials, adventures and projects of the Brooke family.

We would all highly recommend it, and I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.

“Coon Tree Summer” is available at

Book Review: “Ice Slide Winter”

By Adam E. Heironimus

Today I finished reading my siblings “Ice Slide Winter” by Mary M. Landis. We all enjoyed the story as it following the adventures and excitement of the  8 Brooke children and their father and mother, as they built forts, sledded, and learned to “live together in unity”. I was really blessed by how well the children responded to the admonition and advice of their parents, always changing their ways when they were corrected.

I would give it 5 out of an available 5 stars

“Ice Slide Winter” is available both  new and used on

Bread Baking

Isaac, John and I blessed the family by baking bread yesterday morning, and several of my sibs and I were able to get a few pictures of the excitement, which I thought you might enjoy.

Isaac was in charge of the wet ingredients

The dry ingredients were John’s domain

We all helped mix the dry and wet together

Isaac put the dough evenly into the 5 pans (with some help from me)

After it was done cooking, I took it out of the roaster (which we used instead if the oven to avoid heating up the house)

Unfortunately, while it cooked, the bread has rose a lot more than I had expected it too, resulting in this sorry looking mess!
(They still tasted good,though!)

Book Review: “Autumn With the Moodys”

By Adam E. Heironimus
Yesterday I finished reading “Autumn With the Moodys” to my siblings. We all really enjoyed it and we would all highly recommend it for it’s humor, it’s literary quality, and it’s wonderful christian message that is woven throughout the story, which includes some good examples of witnessing and dealing with problems and trials in a biblical way. I would give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

“Autumn With the Moodys” is available at and

Happy Birthday John!

John turned 8 on Saturday, August 13 and we all had a wonderful time celebrating with him, I took pictures all day and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the highlights:

After we ate breakfast, John opened his presents, which included some diet Coke and Mentos for an experiment

The evil genius in action!

John and Isaac enjoyed cooling off in the pool to escape the 100 degree heat

While John was swimming, Rachel and I made pizzas for his birthday dinner

The test…
They passed!
After dinner, Mom and Rachel prepared us all a delicious dessert of Angelfood cake, strawberries, and whipped cream
Make a wish!

Book Review “Summer With the Moodys”

By Adam E. Heironimus

Yesterday night I finished reading my younger sibs the first book in the Moody family series: “Summer With the Moodys”. It is a little bit more far-fetched and crazy then the other 4 books that we’ve read, but that kind of gives it a special charm that makes it stand out as a little bit more of a funny, exciting book! I liked this book because the siblings actually had a (very) few conflicts, which their parents showed them how to work out in a constructive and God-honoring way, somewhat unlike the other books, where the children act almost “angelically” and unrealistically good. We all really enjoyed this book and would give it 5 out of 5 stars!
You can buy it on used, or at new.

Book Review: “Summer Days with the Moodys”

By Adam E. Heironimus
I recently finished reading “Summer Days with the Moodys” aloud to my younger siblings, it is the 5th book in the “Moody Family” series and, continuing the tradition of the first 4, is very good and edifying. I was really encouraged by how well behaved the children were, always being respectful and obedient to each other,their parents, and anyone else that they came in contact with. If you want a fun read-aloud (or read-alone) I would Highly recommend you get a copy of “Summer Days with the Moodys”!
I would give this book 4.5 out of an available 5.
“Summer Days with the Moodys” isn’t currently available at, but you can buy it new on

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Day #2

This Friday our Grandparents took us back to Wilson’s creek to see even more of the sights, sounds and smells of the civil war reenactment, Thursday night had been amazing, but it was nothing compared to the size (and noise) of Friday’s “battle”!
Children beware!
John and Rachel are playing a game called “the graces”. Girls in the 1860′s used it to exercise their arms- good luck trying to get deltoids that way!
I took this picture as the “Soldiers were marching onto the battlefield to get ready to “Fight”, except for the yellow tape, it’s amazing how non-21st century this picture looks!
This cannon was only 15 yards behind us!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures an eighth as much as I enjoyed being able to take them!

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Day #1

Yesterday we were able to go to the beginning of a 4 day sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the battle of Wilson’s Creek. It was truly amazing, and I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pictures I took while we were there:
The reenactment didn’t begin until 45 minutes after we got there, so Rachel was able to look around in the “Sutler camp” browsing all the different tents
Pretty dresses!
The guns and swords suited John and Luke’s tastes a little more closely

The cavalry would occasionally come within 5 feet of where we were standing!
The infantry would purposefully aim high when it got into close quarters “combat”

Behind where we were standing is where all of the main actions of the skirmish were going on.
If you ever have the chance, I would highly recommend coming to a reenactment- they really make history “come alive” in a whole new way!
Have a good day,

Book Review: “Vostaas : White Buffalo’s Story of the Plains Indian Life”

By Rachel M. Heironimus
Today I finished reading “Vostaas : White Buffalo’s Story of the Plains Indian Life” written by William White Buffalo and illustrated by the students at the Labre Indian School. It was about the different tribes of Indians that lived on the plains, it also talked about how the Indian’s lives have changed and how they live now. It was pretty good and I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.
“Vostaas : White Buffalo’s Story of the Plains Indian Life” is available at

Book Review: “The Corn Grows Ripe”

By Rachel M. Heironimus
Today I finished reading “The Corn Grows Ripe” written by Dorothy Rhoads and illustrated by Jean Charlot, it was about a boy whose name was Tigre. One day his father breaks his leg and cannot work, so it is up to Tigre to clear the land and plant the corn.
It was pretty good and I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.
You can buy it on


Isaac,Paul and I made some cookies yesterday, and I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of the process (we only got two pictures of the whole process, so there aren’t that many). It was interesting making the cookies with Paul, since we had him doing almost the same jobs he had done when we made waffles, convincing him that we were working on waffles, not cookies (this also resulted in some confusion among the people not involved- Paul was telling them we were making one thing while Isaac and I were saying we were making something else!)

Isaac and I put them on the trays (of which there were 4) and then I put them in our trusty roaster oven (our mom really likes using it because we can put it out in the garage and not heat up the house)
Everybody agreed that the cookies were a success- even Paul!

That’s happiness for you!
Have a blessed (that’s a word the Moodys use a lot) day!

Book Review: “Spring with the Moodys”

By Adam E. Heironimus
I recently had the opportunity to read aloud “Spring with the Moodys” by Sarah Maxwell to my brothers and sisters
As you might expect, it is the fourth book in the Moody family series and it is (continuing the tradition) very good, as the Moody family continues witnessing to their unsaved friends and family members. The methods the Moodys used to witness were (I thought) very good, and I was able to get a few good ideas from them (and get convicted of how un-evangelistic I am). We all really enjoyed this book and I would give it 4.5 out of an available 5 stars.
You can buy this book used on or new from

Book Review: “A Winter With the Moodys”

By Adam E. Heironimus
I recently had the privilege of reading my younger siblings “A Winter With the Moodys” by Sarah Maxwell
It is the third book in a series of books about the life and “adventures” of a christian homeschooling family as they work through their year, sharing god’s love with their neighbors and blessing others.
Although the Moodys are a little bit too “perfect” at times, we were all blessed by their christian values and godly example.
Using the 5 star rating system I would give “Winter with the Moodys” 4.5 stars (The only reason I don’t give it 5 is because they never have any examples of how a godly family can work through their differences)
“A Winter With the Moodys” is available used at and new at

Book Review: “A Table In the Presence”

By Adam E. Heironimus
I recently had the privilege of reading “A Table in the Presence” by Lt. Carey H. Cash, It is about the combat experiences of the 1st Battalion of the 5th US marines. I thought that the most amazing thing about this book was the fact that even through the horror and bitterness of war, the marines were still always able to find time to praise and thank God for his blessings. The majority of the book reads like Lt. Cash’s journal of the events that took place in April 2003, but toward the very end there was a few chapters that I found very encouraging (even more so than the rest of the book). The last chapters were about God’s divine protection for the marines even in the midst of seemingly impossible dangers and trials- it just goes to show, just as Psalm 91 says “If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.- over and over again there would be stories of marines who “should of” or “could of” died, but were delivered “from the deadly pestilence” by God’s provision and protection
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to read about real-life stories and experiences of people coming in contact with God’s mercy and grace and would give it a 5 out of 5 star rating.
You can purchase this book on

Movie making update

I know your’e all probably wondering why, as a blog of a movie making “company”, we haven’t (or rather, I haven’t) mentioned movies or movie making for almost a month- it’s been in the upper 90′s and lower 100′s around here and between the heat, birthdays,teen camp(for me),laziness (on my part) and a mixture of time consuming random projects that have needed our attention, we haven’t really done anything towards finishing “John the Detective 2″ (or any other movie, for that matter). We haven’t given up, we’ve just taken a short (actually long) break, so stick with us and expect more movies to be written,produced and filmed by the wonderful crew at SixSibs Media Group!
Thanks for reading,


Isaac,Paul and I recently had the privilege of blessing our family by making waffles, we used our normal oatmeal pancake recipe, except we didn’t put in any raisins,blended the oats and added more liquid to make it more “battery”.
Enjoy the pictures of the craziness!
Paul got the first (and one of the most important) ingredient out for us

Isaac then measured out 12 cups of oats to put in the bowl

He then blended them

And after all the oat work was done he measured all the other ingredients into the bowl

We then started putting the batter on the Waffle Iron

By the time we finished up the batter we had made 52 waffles!

I’m an Old Man!

I had a birthday on July 30!- (My 15th if any of you wouldn’t happen to know)
I had an excellent birthday, enjoying my family (who I hadn’t seen for a full day since Sunday- I was at camp) and just enjoying being 15- which wasn’t all that much different from being 14, but I guess you could say that I enjoyed being alive in general!
The first thing I did when I woke up (after running my daily 5k), was to make pancakes- which I think turned out quite well (if I do say so myself!)
Faces make pancakes taste better!
You can blow out the candles on multiple types of cakes!
Paul thought I should start eating my cheese (a gift from Luke) right away!
After Lunch we all went bowling, my final score was 113 (not that spectacular, but I hadn’t bowled in about 20 months, so I wasn’t too disappointed

Once we got home, John,Mom,Rachel and I started preparing dinner
John and I worked on breading chicken tenders
Mom baked and iced a cake
The icing passed the taste test!
Rachel sliced strawberries
Rachel then put the strawberries she had sliced into a nice pattern on top of the cake
The moment we’ve all been waiting for!

The cake was spectacular and I had a wonderful rest of the night, playing with my family and watching “Fellowship of the Ring” with Luke and Dad.
Whew! I didn’t realize I had done so much on my birthday!


July 25 was Paul’s 3rd birthday! (Sorry I haven’t posted in so long, in between camp and other stuff I haven’t had much “computer time”)
We had (and I hope Paul had) a very good day, I thought I’d just share a few pictures from his birthday with you:
I made Paul pancakes for breakfast (by his request I put faces on them)
Isaac had to make sure that no one took any!
Look out world! Paul has a hammer and he (I hope) knows how to use it!
Paul got a new pair of green “frog boots” to replace the ones he’d worn holes in (he loves boots!)
Who says what types of cakes you can and can’t put candles on?
The pancakes were a success!
I took Paul to Andy’s to get some Ice CreamWill it be good?
Paul and I went on a “hike” and he thoughtfully picked some flowers for mom!
Paul’s wonderful birthday cake- it tasted even better than it looked (believe it or not!)
Yikes! This is the longest post in the history of
Have a good remainder of the summer!

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