Monday, October 24, 2011

Women of Faith

This last weekend I attended the Women of Faith conference in the Twin cities and it was a lot of fun :) I went with Pam, Holly, Tara, Kelsey and my cousins on Andy's side. It was fun to see everyone and get to know them a little more. The conference was a lot of fun and an encouraging time. All the parenting stories made me glad that I do not have the busy life of a mother. But I must be starting to get the mothering bug because when ever I see a baby I look forward to when I have finished school and Andy and I can start a family of my own. (Hehe, for all of you that are hoping that will be soon, I'm sorry but I don't see it a few years yet)

So what have you missed in my life this last week?

1. Last week I found out that Pam has a tripod - she is now letting me borrow it that I might take pictures of different things. So Thursday night I went out at took pictures of the Stars in the sky. I still have to figure out the perfect focus point (as you have to manually focus when taking photos of the stars) But here is two of the best ones that I got that night.

I can't wait for another clear sky that I might try again to capture the beauty of the heavens that God has made for us. My breath was taken away as I stared up at the sky while waiting for the 30 second exposures to be completed.

2. Last week we got our new flooring in the Entry way and new paint on the walls :D and it looks so wonderful.

3. In my metals class so far I have made a metal box with lid out of sheet metal and last week I finished my spindle which isn't due for several weeks. 

There are several other things that I'm sure you've missed like my finally catching up on dishes and getting them all clean last night, my actually cooking a meal the last two nights (tonight is a noodle and ground beef hot dish), And that this last week I have felt closer to the Lord in many ways that I didn't expect. He has given me such joy and I got some unexpected time to spend in prayer with him Monday morning (8am class was canceled) which was an awesome way to start last week.

For this week my to do list is:
     1. Homework
     2. Find a thin bible concordance that I could put in the back of my bible (mine doesn't have one)
     3. Pray more than I did last week
     4. Memorize another bible scripture

I pray that you have a blessed week and I am sure you will hear from me again next weekend :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

A much needed weekend is finally here

It seams that I only have time to update this on the weekends. During the week I am very busy with classes, homework and when I can find the time cooking/baking. This last week on Tuesday I made Banana muffins and since I had made them once before I didn't check the recipe when the crumble topping only asked for flour butter and cinnamon. Instead of placing the brown sugar I put it the cupcake mix and when the muffins came out of the oven I knew my mistake. I bit into one expecting moist goodness only to be greeted by dry flour crumble topping. Needless to say my muffins now look a little strange as I cut the tops off of them to save everyone else from eating the dry flour top.

I had a Differential Equations test today. I studied for hours yesterday and this morning got up at 6:30 so that i might get some more understanding. I honestly have no idea how I did. I Answered a few of the questions without knowing how to prove my answer and when talking to one of my classmates afterword I had a few answers that were very different from his. I hope that our professor will have them graded by Monday but as he has 50+ students who just took the same test and it is Friday. I would be surprised if he had them done on Monday.

This morning when I was getting ready to sit down to study I looked out the window and saw a beautiful sunrise. It took my breath away. It was so brilliantly orange and pink. I went outside and took a few pictures of it. I have yet to figure out how to take good sunrise pictures with my camera. The colors seem to be a little different than what my eyes saw.

I still have a lot of homework to do this weekend :( And I am not sure when it is going to get done. Tomorrow Pam and I are going to paint the entryway as the underlayment for the floor was laid this last week and the new linoleum will be put in on Tuesday. I am excited to have the entry done. It is going to look so crisp and clean once we are done and the fresh paint is on the walls.

My sister Kristin may be coming up tomorrow evening to spend some time hanging out and the she would spend the night in our guest bedroom :) and head of to work on Sunday.

So this weekend should be full of the fun and the not-so-fun homework :)

until next time ~ Kaitlin

Ephesians 6:10-13
Finally be strong in the Lord and in the Strength of his might
put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand
against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against 
flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against
the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore,
take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to
withstand in the evil day, having done all to stand firm.

(this week's memory verse)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Taking pictures for others

This last week was very busy and I was ready to give up on homework on Thursday but I instead decided that I didn't want to be half doing it for the rest of the weekend. So buckled down and got most of it done Friday and then finished it up on Saturday morning. This meant that I had lots of time to spend with my beautiful Nieces playing in the leaves on Saturday, and today taking pictures for Angie, Jeremy and their son Eli; and ridding with Andy in the combine. It has been a busy week for Andy, harvest is under full swing now which for Andy means longer hours and not being able to see me as much. I am already beginning to miss him and harvest has only just started. I will be thankful for rainy days and more time together when December and January are here.

So here are some of my pictures from this weekend. Mind you these are a select few as I took over 600 pictures! (remember click on the picture to make it bigger)

It has been a wonderful weekend and I am sad that it is now Sunday night and tomorrow is a Monday full of classes and the start to another busy, homework filled week.