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I entered a give-away….

‘Tis right. I entered a lovely giveaway over at the Erratic Muse. You can see her give-away post here:
http://theerraticmuse.blogspot.com/2011/03/inkwell-necklace-and-gift-card-giveaway.html

A beautiful necklace is the prize, as well as a gift card to Bookish Charm. The necklace really is stunning! I think so at least :)

I’m not sure how long the give-away is, as it didn’t say, but I suggest you try to enter too! :)

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Clever title starts here….

Urg. I have been having absolute withdrawls from Nanny’s up north. The past two nights, I have dreamnt about their lake, their dock, their road. Last Night’s dream was a bit more in depth then the one before. It was a little strange. But good, because I was in Duluth! Duh ;)
I pray we can get up there soon. I need to go see/smell the lakes. And not just any lakes, mind you. Nanny’s lake and Lake Superior. Gorgeous. I want to go to Brighten Beach, Seven Bridges Road, and the Point. Oh and the Glenshene Mansion. But that is extremely costly.
I don’t know when we’ll be able to go, because of time and finances…we are busy almost every weekend until the wedding. We had a couple weekend open in the beginning of April, but that soon changed, as we are going over to some friends for dinner and to visit the first weekend — Saturday. And we can’t do anything on Sunday’s because of Cantata.
Then the second weekend, Kristen (Dallas’ friend) is coming (She couldn’t this last weekend because of the snow) and then the next weekend after that — the third weekend I believe — is one of Dallas’s bridal showers. Oh and then the next day after her shower –Sunday — is the Cantata preformance. Then there are only two weekends left. And I think there might be something going on there too. May 1st is another bridal shower for Dallas, and then so on and so on.
We were hoping to go up this wednesday, the day after the Azure truck, but we can’t afford it right now. Kind of stinks.
But I know God will get us up there some time. I can’t wait for it :) Getting my feet wet in the freezing water. Yes, very lovely.
I’d also really like to go to the Island, but that’s not till this summer.

Oh! I want a Pembroke Welsh Crogi! Soooo cute!!!! Brenda — the gal we bored horses for — just got her puppy yesterday, and brought her with her to do chores, so we got to see her, and oh my word!!!! She is so cute! I’ve decided that I am going to get a boyfriend (a real one. Haha, sorry Vlad.) so he can buy me one, and do my dishes ;) Also buy me chocolate. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? :P

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And that’s all there is to it. ;)

I am going to marry an Eli if I get married. Not a Todd. And I don’t mean some guy named Eli or Todd, I mean that type of person. If any of you have read any of Robin Jones Gunn’s christy miller, seirra jenson, college series, and katie weldon books, you’d know what I am talking about. I wouldn’t pick a Rick (haha, that rhymed!), nor a Paul, nor a Doug, maybe possibly a Todd, but most definitely a Eli. Totally great. Godly, mission-worthy ect.
Haha, that is only IF I get married though. And as some of you know, I am not dead-set on getting married. India is one of my main goals :)
Just so you all know and are informed now ;)

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Beautiful People — Jaco

This is something that I am going to be doing. It’s very neat. It’s called Beautiful people. I found the deal thing from Hannah Grace since she is participating in it too. It’s for getting to know your characters more :)

What is their full name? Jacoby Milstern — mostly called Jaco
Does his or her name have a special meaning? Not really, I’ve always liked that name, and as I was sketching my new character, the name came on it’s own.
Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality? Um…more so a methodical I guess. We’re still finding out his personality :) He is very quite, almost undercover like. Steathly. But does have a sense of humor.
Does he or she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (More importantly, does he or she actually have friends?) He does have one friend, like a side kick sort of, whose name is Jak. But mostly, Jaco is quiet and thinks inside more so.
Is there something he or she is afraid of? Not really. He has had a rough life already, at age 17 and so isn’t much afraid of things. Yet.
Does he or she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph? No. He has a desire to do something, but doesn’t know that yet.
What is his or her favourite book? (or genre of books) Only reads when no one knows. Likes How-To books mostly.
Who is his or her favourite author and/or someone that inspired him or her? He doesn’t have one.
Favourite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate
Favourite season of the year? Autumn. The colder times of it.

So there is it! I am very much looking forward to writing Jaco’s and Jak’s story. It shall be a challenge, and I haven’t done something like their story before. :)

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Quick Sunday post.

I gotta be quick, because it’s almost time for Church and I’m still in my pj’s =D But I though I’d post and up-date y’all on what’s going on here.

This weekend, Friday – Monday morning, I have been/am doing some ‘neighbors’ from Church’s chores for them. It’s been quite easy, as they only have a dog, a horse and some barn cats. I go over there twice a day, and desperately wish I could drive myself, because I feel bad making Mum and Dad do it. Oh well. One more year, right?

It’s been very nice out lately, but that means lots and lots of mud and water, and unfortunately I don’t have mud boots, nor do I want my parents to buy me any because that cost’s money. So I use my winter boots! They work fine.

God has been active as always in my life. The past few days I’ve been struggling, not being able to conect like I normally can with Him, but on Friday night I believe it was, I went into prayer and inquired of Him what was wrong. He sort of showed me…He brought me to the verse in Matthew “Can you not wait with Me and hour?” ect. And you know what He had me do for an hour and a half? Write. Yes, I got five- six pages written in my book, which was amazing! I felt so….praising to God! What He had me write in it, was moving to me. It was bringing someone to Christ in it, and that in itself is a amaing thing. But I didn’t get to bed till late, which is a bummer, because I like mornings =P  Still, yesterday I was a bit…crabby, and couldn’t be joyful for some reason. So I went into prayer again. He showed me more things! God is good. He gave me His joy and I am complete again. I love that feeling =)

Being it spring now, it means cats are mating. Urg.  Lovely, right? Ha not so much. But thankfully none of our males know what they are doing, so that’s a good thing! I adore kittens, don’t get me wrong, but inbred kittens don’t live, and that I don’t adore in the least. Loosing Tyler last year was sooo hard and seemed to be the last string. Sweet Heart is still alive (I know. I gave her a proper name when she was born, but it didn’t suit her, and I called her sweet heart a lot, so that is her name now. Don’t bash my naming skills, man!Jk) thankfully, and she is very sweet. =)

I actually got together with a friend on Friday, which was nice, considering I hadn’t gotten together with any friends since…January I think it was. I don’t know. I don’t get together with friends all that much, which is okay, because I’m fine by myself. Writing letters and the computer are my ways of being with friends ;)

Okey-dokey. I need to go now. I am sorry to those who I haven’t replied to your e-mails, or gotten that video to you, Jessica R.! I didn’t go on the computer yesterday at all, and I am behind now. I’ll get it done though! I will figure out how to get the video either sent to you or loaded onto something! :)

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“Knowing a Foreign language can be helpful” My ‘speach’

Knowing a Foreign language can be helpful

Shalome and good evening. I am giving a speach on my said title of choice. Well rather by force, but mayhaps I should have left that part out. What say you?

Now. Why do I think it would be helpful to know and speak a foreign language? There are a couple points I have to make.

You should know that I have always been interested in languages. I unfortunately only know bits of German, Italian and such. I also know how to write a think or two in Hindi; but that, my friend, is straying from my point.

One reason it would be extremely helpful to know another language is if you were going to travel to another place. You certainly would want to understand what people are saying, wouldn’t you? And what is also important ‘boot learning another language is that you can share the news of Christ in their language too! What a blessing that would be, huh? I think so.

Another point I have to offer is that we should know foreign language because if a person came over to America or something, and needed help learning English you could help them! Amazing!                                                                                                       There are many reasons why it would be helpful to learn a foreign lanuage.            Also it would be very educational.                                                                                                                                    In conclusion, I am 100% for learning another language!

This is Raechel signing off – Good night!

 © Raechel K.

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How to kill a balloon gently.

Haha, yeah, I don’t plan on writing anything relating to my title. It’s just weird. I do know how though ;) I’ve done it many times, being the ‘balloon doctor’. But I’ll really post.

So. Today is Tuesday.  I am in a good mood, I feel like dancing, even though I have no where to do so. I could go in the back yard, where there is some grass, but there is also something else back there now, that I don’t care to see. It being a dead body and all :D But I am dancing in my soul. God is good. He never ceases to amaze me with His love! I love Him so. More than anyone will ever really know.

This morning, my russian dwarf hamster, Svetlana, bit me =D  She actually drew blood even though she is so small! I tried picking her up to move her out of the way, so I could set their food bowl down, and she didn’t want to be moved, so she ‘told’ me so. I did put proxide on it, don’t worry =)

The conversations that go around here, are kind of boring me, I must be honest. We talk about the wedding almost every breathing second. I understand, really, that Dallas needs to talk about it, but it does get tiring. I don’t think I want to get married ;)  Dallas and I were talking about that topic a week or so ago. She asked if I even wanted to get married. I said yeah, if God wants me to I do. But if He doesn’t have that planned for me, I’d be okay. Yes, I’d be a bit bummed, but I can honestly say I’d be just fine serving Him in another country for the rest of my life. So there you just learned another interesting – well maybe not so much – fact about me ;-)

I get to order the Bright Lights stuff today…I’m actually looking forward to receiving the stuff and looking through it. It will go fine.

Noah will not be attending Pioneer Girls again, because Mum prayed about it, and God showed her that we shouldn’t put ourselves in places where people don’t believe the same thing as we do…like the verses that say “Don’t be unequelly yoked” ect. The girls there were ungodly, and even the older kids were not respectful. So there’s that.

Yesterday, I wrote a speach on why “Knowing a foreign language would be helpful” for me language arts. Heh heh heh. I was in a strange mood as usual, and so it really is kinda weird. Even Mum said so. But hey, she gave me a D flat on it ;) Hahaha.

So do you want to be totally grossed out????!! I could do it for you. Like telling you, we have a dead body of a horse in our back yard, and that it will stay there till this weekend till we can bury it in our yard! Are you nasted out yet? Mum said it was already starting to smell when Dad draged it out. :( How ’bout now? Then I won’t even tell you how Dad got it to the back yard on the trailer. I didn’t fully watch. I couldn’t.  You know, people think that if you live on a farm, you just become accustomed to deaths. And though that is partially true, it’s not completely. Seeing a horse stuggling and then being put down, then dragged out of the barn isn’t exactly easy. But we do know that it has to be done, right? You can also rest assured that I am doing fine. I haven’t cried again, and am not scarred/tramatized =) (Yeah I’m sure both those words are spelled wrong.)

I should end now, before I end up with a mile long post, that will be so boring, no one will visit my blog again = D

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=(

Well. I guess we all knew this day was coming, but really it doesn’t make it any easier.

This weekend, my older sister, Dallas, was in charge of doing Brenda’s barn chores, because she was going away for a couple days. And last night was Dallas’s first night of the weekend for feeding, and after she got all the food prepaired, David (Who was helping) called Dallas over to Breezy’s stall urgently. She was down. Like down, down. Breezy was around 24 years old maybe…somewhere in there. And she was having stuggled with breathing. Before this, Brenda was worried about it, because she wasn’t looking good. Well, last night she went to horsey heaven. The vet had to come put her down :( This is the first time any horse in our barn has died. And what’s worse, (And I don’t mean to gross you guys out or anything) Breezy’s body has to stay there till tomorrow (Monday) because the people who come get dead horses, won’t do it on Sundays. Thank God it’s cold out.

It was hard. I cried, but more so in sympathy for Brenda, who was losing one of her very dear horses that she worked so hard to keep healthy. I could not be a vet. No way, no how.

I was wearing my shorter green ‘army skirt’ I call it. It’s a little above the ankle, and so my legs were red, and I couldn’t feel them for a bit :D We were out in the barn for over an hour. I fed the horses, while Dallas and David tried to help Breezy in her last few moments. Thank God also that I’ve watched Brenda feed so many times!

So. There you have it. I don’t know whether or not Brenda is cutting her stay short or if she’ll stay till monday like she planned. She was crying over the phone Dallas said. :(

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Pioneer Club

Such fond memoried :D Haha. Shall I explain?

There is this group thing at one of the many churches in our town, called Pioneer Girls Club. It’s kind of like a girls scout thing…only Christian.  I used to go to it from age 8/9 till the very last year I couldn’t, which was around 11 years old. Most of my years there were awesome. I had a amazing teacher, Mrs. Jones, who truly was an amazing teacher, honestly :)  My years in her class were the best years. 

So anyway. Noah’s friend, Sophie – who we used to watch last year, along with her little sister – was over for a visit with her Mum and Natalie yesterday, and they were talking about Pioneer Girls. Noah decided she wanted to try, so we did. Mum and I brought her into town, and brought her into the class room she was supposed to be in. This group was a little different from the one I was in, as I started in 3rd grade, while she is in 2nd grade and that’s a different class.  Mum and I waited the hour and 15 minutes there, while Noah ‘learned’ supposedly ;) I recognized lots of girls from when I was in it, but they had um…become extremely worldly :( It was sad to see. Then there was some youth group apparently going on too, and there were these three boys (teen) who were out and seriously fighting –like serious fighting. Not just knocking each other around. They were full out punching each other hard. No matter who told them to stop, they didn’t. It was quite rediculous. Mum finally told them to stop :P Good for her, I thought.

Noah said she had a good time, and she might go back she said. We’ll see. I’m worried about it, because of…well…the influences she might be with and the bad habits she could pick up, and she will most likely deal with girls being ‘clicky’ which I did, and hated. Girls can be nasty, even at a young age. I’m not saying it’s right to fight, but sometimes, I wish I could’ve just pounded some of the girls then, instead of just listening to them make horrid comments. I’m not good with words…mean ones at least…which is probably good…but it was hard at the time.

Anywho, so that’s what we did last evening.

I am really praying about starting a Bright Lights group…can’t say how much I don’t want to…I like keeping to myself…I’m quieter. I don’t like talking in front of people, even if they’re younger than me. But if God keeps pushing the idea forward, I will obey…I already know several girls who could come.

Alright, there you have a senseless post.

~Raechel

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Mix-match

I don’t feel like coming up with a clever title, so I am just going to post :) There will be pictures in this post however.

Have you ever wanted something so badly, it almost hurts? I’m sure I am probably the only weird human being who has. And what’s unfair is that the two things I most desperately want, aren’t even in existence. Unless one was to mix Nanny’s with the island…and if God wanted to creat a dragon just for me. But seeing as that probably won’t happen, I just have to try to be content with thinking that Heaven will be perfect…even if there is no Toothless. I think my heaven will be my Island. It would be wonderful. 

It’s also sad, when one can regognize a voice from a movie, and know exactly what movie it is, all the way from the porch….haha, I heard “Hiccup” on tv in the living room after Mum, Dallas and I got home from Cantata practise, and I knew they (Dad, Noah and David) were watching “How to train your dragon.” And that, my friends, is how I went back on my, “I need Toothless” deal. I try not to watch that movie, as it gives me a great wanting. But it is one of my most favourite movies.    I went upstairs and decided to attempt to draw ‘my’ dragon. That was a fail. I can’t draw for beans. So I traced Toothless out of my colouring book that Mum got me as a joke :D Here is what I came up with in my tracing:

Though they are not perfect, I was pretty satisfied with my tracing. If only I could free-draw! Then we’d have something ;)

A couple days ago, Mum ‘trimmed’ my hair. Though she had to cut off a bit more than a trim, because I had bad split-ends – which is unusual, because this is the first time I’ve gotten any split ends. Weird ;) My hair doesn’t look too short, but here is a pic:

It was only maybe another couple inches – maybe less – longer.

Last evening, as I mentioned earlier, was Cantata practise…it was the first one this year. Cantata is the choir that is directed each year by a Mr. Keith J. who is now the mayor of our town ;) Hehe. It is a pretty good size choir too. Mum and I did it last year, and now again this year. Dallas is too, though she’s done it more years than we have. The finale preformance is on Palm Sunday…two weeks before Dallas’s wedding! :D

Lately, I have been working on memorizing 2 Timothy. It’s going alright, all considering. I’ve only just begun a couple days ago, so I haven’t gotten a full chapter memorized yet, but I’m getting there!

Alright, fare well for now.

~Raechel