Archive for March, 2010

Spring is here…take time to smell the flowers

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Time sure does get away from me! I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy these days. I spent a lot of time studying and then went and took another CLEP test in an effort to make some progress on my BA degree. However, I didn’t quite pass the CLEP test which was very frustrating. I’d appreciate your prayers as I seek the Lord’s direction as to where he wants me to go from here as far as my education is concerned.

And, with summer quickly approaching, I am in the process of putting together my spring studio recital. Currently the recital is tentatively planned for April 30th and will consist mostly of duets, trios, and hopefully quartets. All of my students are doing very well and working hard. They are a joy to work with. God has blessed me with some neat kids and I’m very thankful for each of them.

And now, before I run out of time for updating my blog, let me show you what Jonathan and I have been up to lately. 🙂

A few weeks ago, Jonathan came to visit me and we got to go canoeing on the Lewis River. We dug the life jackets out of the barn, found some old paddles, and loaded Dad’s canoe onto Jonathan’s little car.

We dropped the canoe off and I stayed with it while Dad and Jonathan drove down river to leave Jonathan’s car so we could float down the river, load up and go home. It worked really well and was a lot of fun. Dad helped saw us off and took this picture for us before he left. 

The river was pretty calm so we were able to just let the river push us along and Jonathan did all the steering. I had a paddle but when I wasn’t really using it, I set it down and just enjoyed the ride. 🙂

The next time I went to visit Jonathan in Salem he had these beautiful flowers waiting specially for me. I brought them home wondering how I was going to keep them safe from predators such as vicious goats and a hyper dog named Mocha. Then I remembered I had a perfectly safe place for them on the roof right outside my bedroom window. So now I get to look at them right out my bedroom window every day. 🙂 I’ve also been able to dry some of the pansies so I’ll always be able to have them.

We went to visit some more waterfalls, this time out near the coast. We also went to the beach but only for a few minutes because we ran out of time. Also, it was super cold, windy, and rainy on the beach that day.

And that is all I have time for right now folks! I hope you enjoyed the pictures and a small update on what I’ve been doing. I’m beginning to think blogs are best for pictures…writing blog posts takes a lot of time. BUT, I do like to write…and I do have things to write about. So, one of these days, I will write a blog post again. 😉

Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”

Psalm 94:18-19 “When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.  In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”

Silver Falls

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Last weekend I went to Salem to visit Jonathan and his family. While I was there, we went to Silver Falls and walked around for a couple hours. It was very nice and we got some cool pictures…well, that is, we did our best at taking self-portraits. 😉 So, I’ll go ahead and post a couple of those pictures for you to enjoy. Eventually I’ll get a blog post on here with more words than pictures, but for now you’ll just have to be satisfied with pictures. 😉 I am trying to spend a significant amount of time studying as I am hoping to take another CLEP test soon so I would greatly appreciate your prayers for me to be diligent and focused as I study.

Skiing with Jonathan

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

This past Saturday, Jonathan went skiing with me and my family. It was Jonathan’s first time skiing but he got the hang of it really quickly. We started out on the bunny slop and I gave Jonathan a few tips his first time down the hill. He only fell a few times and I could tell he was already starting to get a feel for it. His second time down the bunny hill he didn’t fall at all! I thought,  “What in the world! This is great!” And so I decided he was ready to go to the top of the mountain and face the real adventure. And I was right! He did great and we had a lot of fun together! By the end of the night, Jonathan was skiing as fast as I would ever want to ski.