Monday, March 31, 2014

Bible Quizzing

   Last weekend my sisters and I had the amazing privilege to go to a quizzing tournament in Wisconsin. It was a huge encouragement to meet other teenagers who have been memorizing all school year long as well And it was a lot of fun.

The Upper division Team!
Sarah, Rebekka, Sara, Myself, Our coach Jess

 Our matching shoes.

Lower Division team.
Elaine, Cheyenne, Allison, Rhea, Robert

 Trying to relax between quizzes.

 Getting ready for one of our quizzes. (I was slightly nervous)

 A really cool but random 7up machine.

We quiz for a church near our house called Oxlip e-free

 Our three best quizzers! Cheyenne got 2nd overall lower division, Sarah got 1st overall upper division and Allison got 9th overall lower division.


Our amazing coach who works so hard to help us get ready for these things! Thanks Nadette! 

the skyline of St. Paul as we headed home.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Photo shoot: Baby bump

   Meet Alice, a pure bred Angus cow. She is very pregnant and needed her baby bump pictures taken before the calf comes. Unfortunately she didn't really want to pose for me so I did the best I could with what I had. Needless to say I think they didn't turn out bad!

  I've been learning a lot about cows as of late. Sarah and I have been helping our neighbor out with his cattle and he's been teaching us stuff. For instance did you know that a female cow isn't called a cow until she has given birth? Before that she is called a heifer.
   Hope you enjoyed the unusual baby bump pictures! or should I say calf bump?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Photo shoot: Jess

Snow was falling in big feathery flakes. Everything it touched turned white. 

Monday, March 3, 2014


   The snow here hasn't started melting yet. In some places the snow is up to my waist. I long for spring to come. We are only 17 day's away from spring but that doesn't really mean anything. Spring comes when it wants in Minnesota. Sometimes we have snow on the ground till May. Sometimes we can't see out our windows because it is so deep. Other times we can still see the ground in January. I can only remember one Christmas when it wasn't white.
   Sometimes I want to feel depressed because of all the snow. Then I realize that God has made season's and they don't all last forever. There will be days again when the ground is be green. There will be days when I don't want to leave the house because it is so hot out. I dream of winter in the summer and in winter I dream of summer. I want to remember to be thankful in every season no matter what the temperature. So for now I will be thankful for the beautiful white snow that won't last forever.