Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Frightening Happenings

My brother and his wife have finally arrived to stay for a few days. Tonight, around four, we heard several fire trucks race down the street. Now, this is no uncommon occurance. We live five houses down from a volunteer fire station. But, this time two more came from the opposite direction; the fire station about five minutes east of us. Usually when they drive by, we say a small prayer for whoever is the unfortunate victim of the emergency. But this time, the trucks went directly to a house on the road behind us. My sister went to the kitchen in the back to see what was going on, and the house was billowing smoke. Quick as we could, we grabbed our jackets and shoes and ran outside. One of our neighbors told us what happend. Appearently, the family was, thankfully, gone: the dad out hunting and the kids at their mom's house. They had a live tree for Christmas this year and they left the lights on continuously. Our neighbor, who is an electrician, said he saw the smoke and tried to put out the fire with his hose. The tree had caught on fire from the Christmas lights and had spread to the wall behind the tree. The fire got into the wiring and spread all the way into the attic. It was quite frightening. But I guess we learned a lesson: Never leave your lights on.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I am so excited!! I have found my fabric for the polonaise. The picture above is the pattern I have found for the stomacher. Isn't it beautiful?? Only, mine is going to be in browns, reds and oranges instead. My mumsie is going to try and copy this with some crewel work, while I do the dress. I am even ordering some period correct lace for the wrists and neckline. I can't wait!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

I know this is a little late but it has been very busy at my house recently. :) Merry Christmas everyone, and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cooking, Cooking, and more Cooking

Whew!! I have been in a flury of cooking. Yesturday I made banana bread, cranberry bread, and chocolate cookies. Today, I am making popovers, nisu, and cranberry sauce for tomorrow. Nisu is a Finnish braided bread. I'm not Finnish, but my friend Danielle makes it and it is amazing! Unfortunately though, it takes four hours to make. And I haven't even started. My church's Christmas Eve service starts at three, so I have to wait until afterwards to make it. I guess I'll be up late tonight! Oh, I almost forgot. I am making a pie/tart thingy Saturday that has apples, pears, and cranberries. Simply de-lish!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Give, Give, Give...

Tonight Chad spoke on John 1. He showed this video during the discussion secession. The question was "How can we show love beyond the gift giving hype that comes with Christmas? How can we get past the materialism?" Hope this gives you something to think about.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sew, Sew, Sew much work to do

Okay, so after Yule Fest, my re-enactmants are over for the winter. Bummer. They won't resume until March. But in the meantime, I get to work on some new clothes (if i can find the time!!). Hopefully I will be able to post some pictures sometimes soon of them. There will be a white polonaise, and perhaps a red bed jacket. Let's Hope!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This is AWESOME!!!

Okay, so my youth group used this advertisment for a Student Life Camp tonight. Now, I am not suggesting that you go or anything,(not that I have anything against the camp) but just listen to what it says. I think it really speaks for itself.

Hype Type from Student Life on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm Back

Yule Fest was absolutely amazing! I was able to see many friends I hadn't seen in months. Everything went smoothly and I did a bunch of dancing and standing outside in the cold! :) Brr!! Unfortunatly, Allison, my photographer and best friend, became sick that day and was unable to make it. So, I am left with no pictures from the event. Big bummer. Oh well.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Going back in time

Tomorrow I will be going to a mayjor re-enactment of mine. It is called Yule Fest. I absolutely love it! There is dancing and games and singing and it is so much fun. I'll try to post some photos tomorrow.


I was listening to a song the other today called "I Will Always Be True". In this song, they basically read a love letter from God. He says he will always be true to you and that you shouldn't doubt that anyways. Unlike others who may have rejected or left you behind in your life, God will never leave. In the Bible it says, "He will never leave us nor forsake us." Think about that. You will never be forsaken. Forsaken is a mediumish word with a much stronger meaning. The first part, "for-" means to give up, to refuse. The next part, "-saken" comes form the word "saccan" means to contend or strive. By saying He will not forsake you, God is proclaiming that He will not give up striving for your life. Your life is precious to Him. He will cotend against the demons of Hell for you. He will not give you up with out a fight. Some one said to me the other day that God never leaves us. He is always there. It is us who leave Him. We stray away from His will and forsake His plan for our lives. But no matter how far we go, no matter what we do, He is always there. He never left. He will always be true.
" I will always be true. I will never be leaving. I'll be here with you. Through the storms and the seasons. Through the sun and the rain. Through the joy and the pain. I will not what to do. I will always be true.
"I will always be true. Though you never should doubt it. Once again I will prove. There is no way around it. Throught the questions and tears. Every day of the year. I will know what to do. I will always be true.
"If you need a shoulder to cry on I'm here every time. And you need a hand to hold, I'll give you mine. I'll give you mine."
I will always be true. You can always believe it. And when my life is through, well, I hope you will see that, every day that I live, every breath that I breathe, Yes, it all was for you. I will always be true.
* From "I will always be true" by Third Day from their album Revalation