Hello There!

I'm Silent Storm, a crazy Jesus-loving, home-schooled, seventeen-year-old girl who is trying to thrive in her junior year of High school. Oh wait, you probably saw that on my profile already.

Well, anyway, I started this blog in July of 2016 to write about my Life and interests. You'll want to stick around if you are interested in the Bible, photography, DIY projects, books, cooking, short stories (and biographies, thoughts about the world around me, etc.)....well, anything that comes to my mind! You'll also enjoy this blog if you like hearing about life as the oldest in a family of five kids (Give a shout out if you can relate!). Chances are you'll find something you enjoy on this blog!

A little more about me...
I am the oldest of five kids (I'll introduce you to my family in a minute). We have all been been homeschooled forever.
I love arts and crafts, including painting, crocheting, and sewing. I love cooking and baking. I love to read, and read, and read. I love missions and hope to one day be out on the mission field. This blog is a place for me to share about whatever is on my mind...or "Inside my Brain" as the case may be!

Well, it's time for you to meet my family.

Dad is a computer consultant. He works hard to provide for our family. He also enjoys hanging out with us teaching us about God. 

Mom is my mother and teacher. She has home schooled us all since kindergarten, and has also taught me a lot about what it means to be a good wife and mother.

DodgerDog is fifteen. We are always competing against each other...double solitaire, driving, you name it! He is a HUGE baseball fan (specifically the dodgers) and has his own blog.  He also likes guitar.

Lego is thirteen. He loves legos, backpacking, uni-cycling, medieval knights, reading, baja bugs, old cars of all sorts, and harmonica, to name a few of his interests!

FireAnt is eleven. She LOVES karate. And dolphins. And panda slipper socks. She is trying to learn to play the trombone.

Jellybean is the youngest. She is seven. She is, in fact, 10 years minus 6 days younger than I am. She is a mix of everyone else. She likes piano, legos, karate, and sometimes the dodgers. She likes to create things and she is trying to read and write (and doing quite well!).


My favorites include...
MOVIES: Soul Surfer, God's Not Dead, Annie (1999), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Animated), Sound of Music, Cinderella (Live Action 2015), Grace Unplugged, Fiddler on the Roof, Courageous, and The Incredibles.
SONGS: More Than You Think I Am (Danny Gokey), Blessings (Laura Story), When Love Broke Through (TobyMac), Your Love is Chasing After Me (Urban Rescue), Live Like That (Sidewalk Prophets), Mended (Matthew West), He Knows (Jeremy Camp), Let Them See You (J.J. Weeks), I Just Need U (TobyMac), Chain Breaker (Zach Williams). Basically, I love most anything by Sidewalk Prophets, Matthew West, Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey, Jeremy Camp, and Steven Curtis Chapman.
BOOKS: The Hagenheim series (Melanie Dickerson), Do Hard Things and Start Here (Alex and Brett Harris), The Insanity of God (Nik Ripken), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis), Martin Luther (Eric Metaxas), and Wonder (R.J. Palacio)
FOODS: Brownies, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Peanut Butter...

Five more fun facts about ME

1. I don't like to run

2. My favorite place to be is either the beach or the town of Silverton, Oregon

3. I have never broken a bone, but have had a thumb surgery and an oral surgery. And I cut off the end of my thumb while chopping onions.

4. I love my youth group.

nerf gun pic
5. My spirit animal would either be a baby goat (I seem quiet but I can be feisty and loud at times) or a mama duck (I like to have everything in order and when I'm watching kids, I constantly count them to make sure they are all there!).

baby pic

Once again, I'm glad you stopped by. I hope that you subscribe and stick around!  if you subscribe, check out my contact page and send me an email to introduce yourself!

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