Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year's Eve

It is New Year's Eve!  We received about 3-4 inches of snow last night so we took the snow mobiles out this morning.  We rode up the mountain to the lookout which was pretty foggy.  It was a blast!  Took some really cute pictures.  After we went to the lookout we went down to the field and played.  I have really enjoyed my time with Uncle John, Aunt Kimberly and their exchange student Ana from Spain.  We had sandwiches for lunch and now are just relaxing.  John and Ana are playing Super Mario and Kimberly's reading. 

As 2006 starts tomorrow, I thought today would be a good day to set some goals for next year.

  1. Keep God first!
  2. Read the entire Bible
  3. Lose weight
  4. Travel to New Zealand
  5. Stay in touch with friends
  6. Keep a budget
  7. Journal regularly
An exciting part of this morning that I forgot to mention earlier, is we got to see a herd of elk in the field while were were snow mobiling.  There were 30+ of them then John and Kimberly chased them with their snow mobiles.

Another exciting part of the day- I was able to talk with Ana about spiritual matters.  She is an unbeliever that agreed that God's word is truth but that she didn't understand why she would want to accept the Lord and still stay here.  I was able to prayer with her that God would give her a clear understanding.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Playing in the snow!

Well it is almost 2006!  I have been in Washington since December 20th.  John, Kimberly, Ana, and I are up at the cabin for the weekend.  We are surrounded by white fluffy snow!  Kimberly and I built a snow family on the deck.  We used lemon juice containers for eyes and chocolate covered blueberries for a mouth.  They were super cute!  I sat by the fire place, had hot apple cider and watched the snow.  It has been years since I have played in the snow.  It has been sbsolutely amazing.