Friday, July 31, 2009

More Riding!

Lately I have been doing tonnes of riding, and I LOVE IT! I have gone 5 times in the last 7 days! Sometimes I ride both my horses, but sometimes someone else does! My cousin Jen came with me twice, and that was lots of fun. She lives far away, but I hope she wants to go riding every time she come out! Eric also came with me once! I am so pumped he likes riding! I am hoping he will grow to love it as much as I do! :) Today is a very rainy day, not exactly ideal for riding in.

It is too bad that it has been raining so much this summer, everything is just so saturated with water that when is rains it basically floods! I was up at camp last night and they said that last night was the first time they had seen sun all week! On Thursday! ARGH! I am really holding out for a nice, long, warm fall!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Last week I have the priveledge of serving at Beaver Creek Bible Camp! I was hoping to be support staff, as I never have been for a full week at camp. But I was a counselor! I definatley was not pumped, but I knew going in I had to serve where I was most needed. It was a pretty good week. I have a very well behaved cabin with no problems, which I am very thankful for. God definately gave each counselor the right cabin! My cabin unity was great, everyone got along. We won cabin of the day 3 times! And it would have been 4 if we would have done something creative the first day! The last day we got 100%! The kids were so pumped. I saw God work in big ways that week. I wish I would have more time this summer to go back. I love all the staff there, the directors are awesome and both sets have an awesome passion for camp and for the kids AND staff that are there! I wish I had pictures to show you, but I didn't take any....:(

Monday, July 13, 2009


I have been to quite a few wedding in the last month! Four to be exact. And they just get me thinking. I love weddings. I love getting to know the couple even more. I love how everyone's weddings have matched their personal style.

But even more I love marriage. I like to see people take that step and make the commitment to eachother. Marriage is just so important to me. I think it is a big deal. God thinks it is a big deal. Marriage is forever.

It makes me sad how trivial marriage has become recently. It seems like people don't take it seriously any more. I can't stand hearing people say " I don't need a piece of paper to prove I love you" . Well for one thing, if that's all you think marriage is than you probably shouldn't be getting married anyways. Marriage is NOT just a piece a paper. It is a commitment to your signifigant other. It is publicly promising to love them through the good times and the bad. Especially the bad. It is a commitment made before God.

So when people say that they don't need a piece of paper to prove they love someone, what they are truely saying is that they don't want to commit to that person for life. That they want an easy out. That they want to be able to drop the relationship as fast as possible when times get tough. That they are basing their relationship on feelings, not on true, unconditional love. That's what I read between the lines.

More significantly, people are not taking marriage seriously anymore. Hence the stat that about half of marriages end in divorce. Celebrities are the worst. They seem to get married just for show, not caring about the vows they are making. Sometimes I have hope of a famous marriage lasting, and even those people have gotten divorced. Do you not realize that you promised that person that you would love them, for good times and for bad, forever? Do promises mean nothing? IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE? What is the point of making them then?

I really believe including God in your marriage is THE best way to have a truely happy marriage. I believe if you put God first, and lean on Him in the good times and the bad, He will greatly bless your marriage. I have not been married for long nor do I consider myself a marriage expert, but I do know that the closer I get to God, the better my marriage gets. I do realize the promise I have made to my husband, and I have no intention of breaking it, ever.

Thursday, July 09, 2009


I love riding! Lately I have been doing alot of it, more than ever in fact! I have ridden my new horse, Chai, out of the fence four times! Which is big for me, never having done that alone before! The first time we just went past the apartments and back. He was great. The second time was in town, with Kathleen. That was so fun! I can't believe I even did that! The third we went into a field. It was a good ride. For the first little bit he didn't want to leave home, so that was kinda frustrating. But once we got into the field there were no bugs, and he was great, so we rode for a long time! I even cantered on the way home! First time EVER doing that for so long!! The fourth time was yesterday, when I rode him to Kathleen's. I was almost in tears for the first couple minutes. He would take two steps forward, and like ten steps back. All he wanted to do was go home. It was so frustrating. Finally I slowly got him moving forward again, and once we were past the church, he was fine! He tried his backing up again once or twice down the farm road, but I was able to get him going quicker this time.

My other horse, Zaiyah, is over at Kathleen's for some training. Today we were going to go out riding together. But then this lovely thunderstorm rolled in. So dissapointing. :(

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Representing Canada, Sean Dueck and Canadian Club

Haha, I found this gem when looking through our Europe pics. It was taken in a grocery store on Santorini in Greece! I wish you could hear the music he was dancing to...


Do you ever think about jeans? Like, why can you pair them with anything, any color, any pattern and they will match? For one thing, they are blue, not exactly a neutral color. Black, white, beige and brown can usually match to anything, but blue? Seriously, it doesn't make sense. I could never wear a blue skit with just any shirt! Make that a jean skirt and it will match anything! Could even be the same color blue! I guess the jean material makes all the difference.

Makes me wonder, where did jeans come from? What makes them so special?

Here is a great snippet, it doesn't explain how they can match everything, but it is interesting:

The word "jeans" comes from the French phrase bleu de Gênes, literally the blue of Genoa. Jeans fabric, or denim, originated independently in two places: the French town of Nîmes, which 'denim' owes its name to; and in India, where trousers made of denim material were worn by the sailors of Dhunga, which came to be known as dungarees.[2]

At around the same time, denim trousers were made in Chieri, a town near Turin (Italy), during the Renaissance, and were popularized in the 16th century. These trousers were sold through the harbour of Genoa, which was the capital of the independent Republic of Genoa which was a naval power.

Early examples of these trousers were made for the Genoese Navy, which required all-purpose pants for its sailors. They required pants that could be worn wet or dry, the legs of which could easily be rolled up to wear while swabbing the deck. These jeans were laundered by dragging them in large mesh nets behind the ship, and the exposure to sea water and sun would gradually bleach them to white. They were especially worn by Genoan sailors and stevedores who worked in France.

Traditionally, jeans were dyed to a blue color using natural indigo dye. Today, it is more common to use synthetic indigo dye or sulfur dye.

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