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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Around the House

  This week in "Around the House" we are going to cover a variety of subjects.  Some of these subjects may include quizzing, Jessica's B-Day, and a couple of other things that are going on.  I was going to try to include some audio of Jared preaching from about a year ago, but I was unsuccessful.  If blogger ever comes out with a way to do that I will definitely post his message.
  I though you all might be interested to know that this day 30 years ago the great Olympic runner Jesse Owens passed from this earth.  Nothing of great interest to me happened today in history, as far as I know.  Yesterday was the day that Ronald Reagan was shot many years ago.

 Since this is the family blog I will post something about what is going on in North Dakota sometime in this post, but other things seem a lot more interesting.  Alright everything that was interesting is no longer interesting and I will say something about the family.

 As I mentioned earlier Jessica had her Birthday Party, it was a grand occasion.  It turns out that I found some more pictures and since that is the one thing that interests a lot of people I will put them on the blog.  I hope you enjoy them.

 It was around ten days ago that the calendar said that it was time for spring.  In North Dakota a lot of times we are late for spring but early for winter.  This year it turns out we will actually be able to have a spring.  The snow is not all the way done melting but things are progressing quite speedily.  For the past few days the temperature has been hanging in the 50s and 60s.  It is almost hot enough to get a heat stroke, well maybe not.

  It is time to talk about the lovely subject of quizzing.  We have been working pretty hard, at least harder than the past few years in quizzing.  We are working very hard right now to make the team for our extravaganza which will be happening between April 15-17 in Kansas City, Mo.  We have to know through Acts 20:38 by April 8th which is 111 new verses since our last tournament which was March 27.  That is around a week and a half to learn 111 which makes for us to be learning around 10 new verses a day.

  This is really off the subject, but yesterday me and my dad played some basketball.  I wore my shirt inside-out on accident until I realized that I was wearing it inside-out and then I decided I would keep it that way.  It really helped me while I was playing basketball.  My shot was going down, I think it gave me that extra step you need in order to be real successful at basketball.  I told you it was a little bit off the wall but, hey, you read it!

  I hope you guys really enjoyed this week of "Around the House".  If you would like to read lasts week post then click here.  Thanks for stopping at our blog!

Oh yea, almost forgot.  I would like to give a shout-out to whoever left a couple of reactions on the posts about Jessica's Birthday.  If you think birthdays are funny, more power to you.  This is a good shout-out and if you ever get one on this blog you should be very proud.  They don't come very often.  So yea, thanks for leaving a reaction.

Some random photos...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mall of America

It turns out it took me longer than you expected for me to get the Mall of America pictures on the blog.  After much undeliberate deliberation I am finally going to put the pictures on the blog.  Here they are...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jessica's Birthday

Jessica had her seventh birthday yesterday.  We had a birthday party for her at the church and invited all of her friends in the church.  There was a decent show but to illness and family things some of her friends were not able to make it. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jessica's Birthday

Today is the day that Jessica was born seven years ago.  We are happy to wish her a happy birthday and invite you to do the same.  If you would like to leave a comment for her feel free.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Quiz Tournament

We just got back from the grand city of Fargo.  We enjoyed our stay, especially after the quiz tournament was over.  The reason being is we got to ponder the feeling of getting 1st at a quiz tournament again.   That is until our coach smacked us back into reality and told us that we have to learn 111 verses in a 10 days so we can go to the extravaganza, that was rough.  Jared had over 60 ppq while I came in with over 40 ppq.  Our team still needs a lot of help but this tournament was a lot better than the first two. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

News Change

  Because I know that so many of you people really are very interested in who is preaching our District Conference.  I want to tell so you can all be disappointed with me that Jerry Jones will not be coming after all.  A major change has happened and Bro. Clifford from Arkansas will be preaching instead.  I have faith that he will do a fantastic job, although I have not heard him preach.  Hopefully the opportunity will be presented Friday and I will be able to hear him preach.  I thank you all for you genuine interest and care in this revolting development and hope you all will sympathize with me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Around the House

  As I wrote in my last post we had our desert auction last Sunday.  Here is a picture of one of the great things hat my mother made...

  On March 20 the grand first day of spring arrived.  To prove the reason why I was late in changing the background on the blog to something a little bit more springy I will show you a picture of what it looks like outside...

  I am going to end this post with a picture of what it seem that I talk a lot about.  I am not referring to the person in the picture but rather about what the person is doing in the picture.  As a teenager grows up he seems to need more of that certain thing that this person is doing and to make what this certain thing is a little less complicated I will just show you the picture...
Seeing someone else do it makes me what to do it more.  Some people don't realize how much I suffer from lack of sleep.  I am only able to sleep till 8:00am in the morning at the latest it is just terrible.  I try to go to bed around 10:00 pm most of the time sometimes with quizzing it is hard.  I don't know about the rest of you all but the time change really killed me.  I was just getting back into the swing of things here in North Dakota after being out in Oregon.  Hope you all are having a great day!

Monday, March 22, 2010


  Sorry it has been such a long time since my last blog post.  The starting Wednesday of the week that we got back from Oregon our church had our Youth Revival.  We had Bro. Matthew Tuttle preach it, who did a fantastic job.  I believe every night someone got the Holy Ghost.  This bring us to this week.  Nothing spectacular went on this week.  It was Jared's spring break and that is about the only thing to note.  Our church had our annual desert auction today, that went great.  This weekend we have a quiz tournament in Fargo.  The same Fargo that you may have been hearing about the possibility of it flooding.  We are going to also have our District Conference this weekend, Bro. Jerry Jones will be coming out for that.  Sorry for taking so long to post again. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mall of America

During our long layover we had the opportunity to go to the Mall of America.  We enjoyed our time there.  We all had the fantastic privilege to go to the American Girl shop.  We spent a few days there (the American Girl shop) and eventually a some food there.  We left (the American Girl shop) and walked our legs off.  I think that is probably all I can say about the Mall of America.  I could go into detail about everything we bought there but that would be greatly personal.  I might be able to throw some pictures on the blog at a later time.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oregon Trip Day 6 (Updated 12:04)

(12:04 am)  We are home, finally.  GOOD NIGHT!

I truly did not expect to be blogging today about the fact that we are still literaly on the trip, but we are.  We had enjoyed our flight to its full extent, but when we were ten minutes out of Minot we were told by the pilot that we were not going to be able to land safely and were going to have to head back to Minnesota.  When we got back to Minnesota we were told that we were going to be on the first flight in the morning to Minot, which was at 10:15 am.  We arrived at the airport at around 8:00 am and had a great time going through security.  When we finally got through security we went to our gate and received the news that the flight had been cancelled and we were going to have the opportunity to stay in Minnesota awhile.  We were finally booked, after some confusion, on the 10:00 pm flight to Minot, the same flight we were on last night.  Some of the great things that have come out of this mess was the opportunity to go to the Mall of America and on our flight that got turned around we were able to enjoy some biscoff cookies.  Now that I have finished telling the good new I will get back to the other stuff.  We have been paying attention to the weather report and are sad to report that there is suppose to be some freezing rain coming down in Minot which may make it hard to land.  If we understand why these flights were cancelled were because of some mechanical issues in Minot.  Starting tomorrow we are going to have a Youth Revival.  We are definently hoping that we will be able to make it back tonight for the revival.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oregon Trip Day 5

Today we are heading home.  I did not blog first thing in the morning like I did the other days.  There is a good reason for that.  Ronnie and I went and hit up the town by doing the likes of shopping and eating.  I am very thankful that he spent some time with me and therefore will give him a shoutout.  Ronnie you have now received your shoutout.  I don't even know if he reads this blog, he may never literally receive his shoutout.  My parents had the pleasure of going out to breakfast with a special member of the church.  We are going to be leaving for the airport soon and are excited about getting home.  I know several times I have said that, but in no way mean as if I have not enjoyed my time here.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time and were very thankful for the opportunity that was given to us.  I want to express much gratitude to the Bohde family for the much hospitality that was shown.  I am very thankful to the church also.  Our airplane will leave around 3:00 pacific time and will arrive in North Dakota around 11:30 central time.  It is going to be a long day that started at 7:00. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oregon Trip Day 4 (Updated 12:13)

(12:13)  The day went by fast.  We traveled down to Salem and had a little guest name Abby with us.  We got back in time for prayer.  We were very happy that our Grandma and Grandpa were able to make with Talon and Kaitlyn.  We were also happy that Uncle Brian, Aunt Cora, and there kids were able to make to tonights service.  This weekend has come to an end.  It has been very much enjoyable.  We are very thankful for the opportunity that was given to us which enabled us to see friends and family.  We are looking forward to getting home safe and sound tomorrow.  Good night everyone!

This morning has been going alright.  I woke up had a little bit of breakfast and took my shower.  We are going to be very busy today.  We are going to Bethel this morning to listen to Bro. Langley preach, right after that we will travel down to Salem so my dad can preach at my Uncle Shade's church, and then we will travel back to Hillsboro and my dad will preach again.  After all this is said and done we will probably eat and not get to bad until after midnight.  Tomorrow appointments are already being lined up even though it is our last day here in Oregon.  We have had a great time and are very exhausted, we are definently looking forward to our trip home so we can catch up on some much needed sleep.  The time change will kill us again, but Paul said that we must die daily.  I don't know if I will be able to post again today.  As Paul Harvey would say "Good Day".

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Oregon Trip Day 3 (Updated 11:50)

(11:50) We had a great service tonight at church.  The food afterward was very scrumptous.  Today we were able to meet up with a few family members.  We are looking forward to our last full day here in Oregon.  We did not have the grand opportunity to see any Portland Trail Blazers when we ate today.  We were blessed and only went to one store today, rather than the multitude of stores we went to yesterday.  The one store we went to was Target and we were only there for about ten minutes, most of those minutes were spent talking to someone from the church.  My mother and sister had a good time at the tea.  Jessica spent most of the day with her friend Abby, she had a great time.  It would be a great idea if I went to bed, I will post something again tomorrow.  Good Night!

I woke up around 9:00 pacific time.  I am feeling great and hope that everyone else across America is doing the same.  Like I said, in the last post service was great last night and Bro. Langely did a great job.  Today nothing much is going on until church tonight.  Hopefully, we will be able to hang out with some friends and family.  Have a great day today!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Oregon Trip Day 2 (Updated 12:12)

(12:12) Although it is officially Saturday I am going to act like I am still in Friday because I still have not got all the sleep I have been ranting about.  We enjoyed a great service and banquet.  Bro. Langely did a great job and we had much fun meeting up with some more of our friends.  The banquet was fabulous.  The food, especially the desert, was awesome.  Tomorrow my dad will be preaching.  Good Night!

(4:53) We just got done going around town and checking out the sites.  We had a fabulous time re-meeting the people from the church.  We went shopping, made it all the way out to Washington Square and had a opportunity to see the great starting SF for the Portland Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum.  The guy is tall and his mom (or at least I think his mom) is also very tall.  She went up to his shoulders.  You have to understand something here, this guy is 6'9, he is a giant in my world.  After we gorged ourselves in some fabulous food we went and did some more shopping.  If I thought that I was tired early today, I am extremely tired now.  On this note I will go ahead and take a nap.

Boy does that time change kill a man.  Here it is 8:47 I have already taken my shower and ate breakfast.  Seriously, this is suppose to be a type of vacation from waking up early in the morning.  The bad news is when I get home I will be waking and up at 10:30 and be extremely tired and realize that I am a couple of hours late for school.  But isn't that what we have to deal with in life, lack of sleep.  Right now I feel sleep deprived but know that I won't be able to sleep for another few hours.  Today there will definently be a nap.  On other news there may not be many pictures of this trip going onto the blog.  As it is I do not put a lot of pictures on the blog, but for this trip I forgot my camera.  In order to take pictures you need something to do it with even in this techno day of age.  I am sure I will post something else later, so until then I hope everyone gets some great sleep.

Oregon Trip Day 1

Here we are in the state of Oregon once again.  We are in our hotel room and are rather tired and ready to hit the hay.  But I figured I would crucify that thought and let it resurrect in the three minutes.  After starting out travels at around 4:00 pm Central Time we made it to Oregon at around 11:00 pm Pacific Time.  For all of you brilliant scholars out there that is nine hours of traveling.  We arrived at the airport and was greeted by forty degree weather, my grandma and grandpa, and Sis. Marita Buck.  After several long minutes we finally we able to steal away with our rental car and the luggage in the back.  After driving by the church we made it to our hotel room and are now starting to relax and relax and think about sleeping, but that is to much work.  I am going to put thoughts into actions and hit the hay.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Whats Going On

We are preparing for our trip to Oregon.  I have not yet started packing but there will be time for that later.  We leave tomorrow at 4:50 in the afternoon so no need to worry about packing today.  We will be in Oregon over the weekend and will head home on Monday.  Other than that there is nothing much going on.