Thursday, December 27, 2007

Breaking news!!

Andrew, my [ahem!] blogging brother has finally posted on his blog. If you have followed with his blog lately, you may have noticed that he hasn't been posting lately. Okay since August. :) Go visit!!!! Maybe he'll humor us and post at least a little more regularly if we leave more comments. :)

A side note: I finished The Penny. It was really good!! I stayed up reading it for about six hours straight. I just couldn't put it down. And I don't know if I should tell how late I stayed up. :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Well, Christmas is almost over, and I can't help but think how many blessings I have. And according to White Christmas, we are supposed to "count our blessings instead of sheep." To name a few: family, friends, fellowship, food. (I didn't even try to get everything to start with the letter f :-) Oh, and then there is faith! :D We opened our presents last night after the Christmas program at church. We've never opened them before Christmas, but we figured we can celebrate Jesus' birth when we want, right? ;-) Speaking of presents, I got the Hiding Place and another book about Corrie ten Boom (and The Penney by Joyce Meyer) from Trisha. So I'll be reading those for a while. :) Thanks Trisha!!
And don't worry about the background, we weren't drinking wine, just white grape juice. :)

It is so much fun to get people's reactions when they open their presents. =D

Recitations at the Christmas program


I hope everyone had a merry Christmas full of fun enjoyed with your loved ones.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Trenton was so cute! He would go back and forth, asking if he could bowl at Shanon or Gabe's turn. :)

It gets boring doing the same thing over and over. You have to change it around every once in awhile. =)

Can we go bowling again?

Too sweet not to include!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Okay, it's been a little while since I've last posted. But as you can tell, I'm back safe and sound. I waited around in the airport for about four hours, because my plane wasn't there when it was supposed to be... oops! :D It went by quickly though, no troubles.

Since I've been back, we're always doing something. Always. We have made caramel corn at home; Trisha and Amanda came over-- we went to one of Paul's games, watched movies, made the best chocolatiest (spellcheck doesn't like that, wonder why) brownies ever, and stayed up way too late. Let's see, what else? Scott's school Christmas concert. Last night we went bowling with Susan, Robert, Gabe, Shanon, Teagan, Trenton, Alyse, Nathaniel (he has a beard now! :), Elisabeth (okay, she didn't do a whole lot of bowling ;), Linda, Ron, Ronda, Tim, Miranda, Carol, and Ray. Yup, that's a lot of Erbeles!! Linda and Ron sure must have felt left out. :D =) I'll have to post pictures of that later. Today we made LOTS of caramel corn at church. Lots and lots. I would have taken pics, but I left my camera at home (I know, I'm not a very good photographer yet :). But my fingers were a little sticky anyway. :) It took a long time, but it was still fun... after some rest. :)

And Kendra is back in the state of North Dakota, if only we could figure out how to get her a little closer to us! :-/ :) And give her presents (bribes, Kendra? :)

A belated birthday

With all of the festivities, horror of all horrors, I forgot about my post dedicated to Susan!! [shock!] Time for reminiscing. Ah, so many memories...biking up to piano lessons in the summer, making sure to pick (at least one!) flower; homemade pizza; Chocolate chip KUCHEN!!! and the joy of horseback riding back in the good ol' days. The list goes on....

Thank you Susan for being such a great aunt! I hope you had a happy birthday!!! :)My cup when I go to Susan's.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm ba-a-a-ack!

In fact, pretty soon I'll be back home!!!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited! I don't know my grades yet except for drawing, C+. Pretty happy about that, since it was my first artsy class. The teacher was awesome and I learned so much from it. If I had a choice whether or not to take it as a requirement, I would take it again in a heartbeat.
I just came back from my design studio, and I got a C+ in that too. YIPPEE!!! This is a good day! I'll write more later. When I'm home! =D

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A heads up--

I probably won't be blogging anytime soon. I'm trying to stay as far away from my computer as I can (not succeding right now :). Anyways, the reason for my future lack of posts is one word, finals. They are cRaZy!! I have my drawing and design finals already. My drawing is due on Wednesday at 4, design due at Thursday at 4, Psych final is at 10:30 on Wednesday, New Testament final is at 10:30 on Thursday, and my faith and learning final is at 8 (in the morning!!) on Friday (the 14th). I have to do a five minute presentation, not too excited about that. Eek! So, you can pray that I will find time, effort and energy to study wisely and not procrastinate. :) Leave a comment, but I probably won't get back to you for awhile.

We rearranged our room, now there is sooo much more space. Hooray!

Saturday, December 01, 2007