Archive for October, 2012

15 Things

I use to see these lists all the time on Facebook. I rarely ever participated unless it was really interesting. Today I’m making up my own just for fun. Here we go:

15 Things You May Not Know About Me

1. I am 30 (gasp…I know). A kind man told me last week he thought I was 25.
2. I started playing the keyboard 6 years ago. I can only play chords, and I cannot play some of the fancy ones. I NEED chords. I cannot play without them in front of me. If you ask me to play a song at the end of service that I do not have the chords for, I will ask you to sing a cappella.
3. I prefer to lead worship without playing keys…but currently I need to.
4. I’ve always dreamed of adopting a child. Someday I believe I will have that opportunity.
5. I love ice skating. I cannot stop properly.
6. I love to hike.
7. I cannot drive a standard. I tried. I hated it.
8. I’m a Newfie. Born there. Lived there until I was in Grade 9.
9. I cannot dance. I have done a couple hip hop songs with a friend for church but it took me FOREVER to learn it. I do have rhythm, but add too many steps and my mind can’t keep up.
10. I travelled for 2 summers with my college on summer teams. We lead worship and counselled at teen summer camps as far west as Oregon and as far south as South Carolina/Tennessee. I LOVED it.
11. I cannot use the same facecloth twice. I cannot share a facecloth with anyone. I CAN use a towel more than once!
12. I am psychologically allergic to nuts-coconut-dried oats. The texture makes me puke. In situations where I have to eat something that has any of the listed items or items like it, I have to concentrate very hard on swallowing them and keeping them down.
13. I cannot talk and write/type at the same time. I either end up making writing errors or my speech is slow. Want proof? Check the spelling on my OCC posters. I am aware that November is not spelled Novemember…but I spelled it that way on BOTH posters!
14. I went to college/university to take psychology. I ended up finishing with a B.A in Christian Education with a double major in Music and Christian Counselling.
15. My favourite season is Fall (real Fall, not this -5 almost snowing we get nowadays). My favourite holiday is Christmas. I like real Christmas trees. I start listening tomChristmas music in November.

BONUS: I LOVE to travel.
DOUBLE BONUS: I have moved about 13 times in my life…I’ve lost count.

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I Am Thankful

On this beautiful Thanksgiving Monday, I am thankful for:

*Safe travels in Owen’s trip with his dad.

*Family that love us from afar.

*Family that love us right here at home.

*Friends that have supported and continue to support, no matter what the circumstance.

*Family & friends that pray for us, even when I don’t realize they are doing so.

*A church that is full of wonderful, supportive, vision filled people.

*Workers that come along side of me in Children’s Ministry & Worship Ministry.

*Financial stability.

*Opportunities to give.

*Opportunities to grow.

*Faith that things are and will work together for the good if I just keep loving Him.

*Patience in waiting for His timing.

*Contentment.  Contentment in where God has taken me.  Contentment in what He has in store.

*Rest.

*Food on my table.

*Heat.  Especially on these cold nights.

*A pillow to lie on.

And that is where I am headed right now.  It’s been a long, tiring day.  And, through it all, I am thankful.

Luskville Falls Trail

Delane & I hiked Luskville Falls today.  After a couple wrong turns and a quick unexpected venture into the provincial park due to missing a small sign for the falls, we made it.  But getting lost makes the journey more fun anyways, right?  Cameras in hand we started on the trail.  It was more challenging than we had expected, but we made it to the top!  The views were spectacular and we didn’t kill ourselves.  It took us 1.5 hours to hike up and 50 minutes to hike down…we are f-a-s-t.  Seriously, we decided on impulse to take another path down which didn’t have as many huge rocks to climb.  We are adventurers.

Here are some pictures of our hike.  Delane walked ahead on our way up and I went ahead on our way down:

Miss Delane getting a shot of the first falls

A very rocky climb

Almost to the top of the look-out.  1km left to the tower, which was a beautiful hike, but not much to look at up at the tower which was disappointing.

Look-out

The pathway was covered in leaves…it was gorgeous.  I LOVE fall.

Had to walk across in order to continue the path to the tower

Made it!

I think if you CAN get your bike UP this trail, you should be able to ride it down…seriously.

Ottawa Valley

Beautiful trees.  Did I mention that I love fall yet?

It was a beautiful hike, despite the difficulty of climbing the rocks over 3/4 of the way up.  I want to do it again.  I think it would be awesome to watch the sunset from up there.  Someone has to want to do that with me, because there’s no way I’m climbing down that trail…in the dark…by myself.