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Archive for January, 2007

Well, we did have a great time.  My last post we had skied and it was only 12 degrees.  When we went back the next day there were signs posted that said, “No exposed skin! Wind-chill is 30 below 0 on the mountain. Frost bite very likely.”  I looked at Nathan and he at me and we said, “NO WAY”!  lol  I guess we’re getting finicky in our “old” age.  But, we live to close to the mountains to waste a day freezing to death. We just cozied up in the condo by the fire.  Nathan’s oldest brother, Gary and his wife, Patricia came up on Friday and we enjoyed being with them and playing spades, etc.  Yes, you can ask who are the best players.  LOL  One night we ate at a seafood buffet ’til we couldn’t eat any more.  Oh my, the crab was incredible as was the fried catfish, seafood gumbo and boiled shrimp.  (see pic below) 

It is good to be home where it is warmer.  It was actually 39 degrees when I was coming home from the store a while ago and it felt warm. lol  It beats the 2 and 3 degree weather we were having at Heavenly with wind-chill way below freezing.  We did have a great time though of just being together with no telephones to answer and all was quiet and peaceful.

ski-trip-2007-005.jpg  Patricia, eating Alaskan King Snow Crab. Look how big that leg is.

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Nathan and Gary.  Nathan forgot he had taken my purse so I could take this picture. LOL  Patricia, Gary and me.  This is the day it was 30 below on the mountain.  ouch, it was cold!!!

ski-trip-2007-007.jpg  It may look nice and warm here but it was only 8 degrees and we are standing on solid ice but at least the sun was bright and beautiful this day.

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Ski Report

Just a very quick note to let you know I TOTALLY out-skied my husband today. LOL  It was great while it lasted.  Because for real, his skis were to short for his tall frame.  I know I won’t be able to keep up tomorrow. 

It snowed all day and was only 12 degrees.  COLD!!!  However, it was exhilarating and a lot of fun, fun, fun.

I will try to get pics on here soon, but I am just running into Starbucks for a few minutes at a time.  Having to much fun in the snow.

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If you have a cat you should go read this at Random Thoughts.  It’s great!

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This may not mean a whole lot to you all but I just got home from P.A.S.T.O.R.S. Course.  We had to have our final exam finished tonight on Christology and I made a 98 on it.  Thank the Lord!  I so enjoy learning and now I think I’m actually retaining some of it in my brain. PTL  We are now in Pnuematology, so hopefully I will do as well in this class. Pray saints, pray! lol

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I have been tagged twice now so I guess I better respond.  Once from Jewell and once from Gene.  So, here goes:

1. When Mother was carrying me in her 8 month, she fell down a flight of stairs.  I always told her that it was her fault something wasn’t quite right with me. LOL  When I started to crawl I would drag my right leg.  And then when I started to walk I was extremely bow-legged.  Daddy worried about me.  But, I grew up alright. Things straightened out.

2.  I loved P.E. in school, especially gymnastics and was fairly good at it too. When I was younger I loved to play sports: baseball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, badminton (with Mother), etc.  I skated, rode a skateboard, biked, jumped on my Pogo stick, jumped rope, climbed trees, dug and built trenches with Nanci (Shoemake) Holston, so we could play army. Anything so I didn’t have to come into the house.  Not that I didn’t love my home but I love the outdoors. Thank God for parents that let me be a “tom-boy”.  I still snow ski (blue slopes) and play some games when the younger generation will let me.  lol

3.  When I was 9 years old the Lord healed me of allergies.  I had to come home from school almost every day in the spring and my eyes would be nearly swollen shut and itching so bad I couldn’t stand it. The doctor had told Daddy that we would need to move from Fresno, CA to either the coast or desert.  Daddy told the doctor that would be impossible.  He was a pastor and couldn’t just up and move.  And the doctor told Daddy that I would only get worse if we didn’t get to a place that had better air.  Well, the doctor didn’t know the Great Physician can do anything and He did what the doctor thought impossible and I have never suffered from allergies since that time. THANK YOU JESUS!

4.  I didn’t want to marry a preacher!  Although every guy I ever dated was already in the ministry. (well, except one) and he ended up being one. LOL  In fact when our phone rang in our hotel room (mother, daddy and mine) at the General Conference (1976) in Anaheim, CA I would jump in the bathtub FULLY CLOTHED and say to Mother or Daddy, “If that’s Nathan Hurst tell him I’m in the bathtub”.  hee hee  Mother would say, “no! you come talk to this boy.  If you don’t want to go out with him, tell him yourself.”  Well, we did go out, and the rest is history.  And I wouldn’t trade being a minister’s wife for any other life in this world.  I AM BLESSED!

5. I was and am very mischievous.  When my husband was youth secretary in Texas (way back when), I squirted Bro. Jerry Jones in the face with a water gun (we had confiscated quite a few from the campers) after a Rook Tournament with he and his wife, Bro. and Sis. Ken Gurley and Nathan and I.  Needless to say, that turned into quite a water fight. You know sometimes you just go crazy when you deal with teenagers for a long time and that summer we had back to back camps.  I have apologized many times for that however. How was I supposed to know he would be the General Secretary of the U.P.C.I. one of these days? LOL

Well, now that you have found out 5 things you didn’t know about me let’s move onto some others and tag them and see what we can find out about them.  JanaBeckyCarolMariaDiana,  and Shirley Buxton.  Come on ladies! I will be watching to see how you do! lol

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God Said NO!

I asked God to take away my habit.

God said, No.

It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.

God said, No.

His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.

God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.

God said, No.

I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.

God said, No.  Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.

God said, No.  You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.

God said, No.

I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.

God said…Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

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