Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow Fort!

Over the years I think my siblings and I have tried about every different snow-fort design out there, I remember spending hours drawing up "fail-proof" blue prints for out next snow based construction project. Despite our efforts, somehow those forts just never turned out as great as we imagined they would! Yesterday with about 2 minutes notice Paul and I decided to "dig in" to a good old fashion snow cave and had a decent sized fort in no time at all!

From the outside looking in (me expanding our walls!)

Jody coming in!
Jody joined me when Paul was starting to get cold and we ended with a nice sized cave for one day's work!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Break Begins!

I was officially done for the semester Wednesday afternoon but decided to stay in Lincoln for the weekend. I was able to get a few more hours in at work and had a new experience of opening at the lifestyle center Thursday morning at 5:20ish AM! I had a nice couple days without school spending time with my cousins in Lincoln but the real pull to stick around was Bethany Wissmann's wedding. I am so glad I had the opportunity to attend the wedding, it was so beautiful and heart-warming! God Bless you Mr. and Mrs. Beasley!

I left after the reception and got to Aberdeen at Midnight Sunday morning and met Vickie at her house as she was just getting off work. I got to spend some time with Benders and Vickie on Sunday before heading home. By the time I got home I was very ready to get out of the car and burn some energy with my family!

I knew Janae was getting dangerously close to taller than me but she seems to have grown even more since Thanksgiving and I now, for the first time in my life, am a "little" sister!

I have been enjoying break so far and look forward to the rest of this holiday season with friends and family!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Concert in Seward

I had one final today and work, after I got off of work I thawed what I could of the layer of ice on my car and headed to Seward for the Wissmann's Christmas concert! It was great to see everyone again! Seems like the younger ones have grown by leaps and bounds every time I see them! The concert was wonderful, the semester is over, and I enjoyed my evening immensely!
The Carolers

The Hillbillies!
And the Nativity

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Glass Chapel

Tonight 6 of us girls went to the glass chapel over by Omaha. It was beautiful! There was a small group of "Unionites" there and we had a nice little Christmas program of singing and sharing what Christmas really means. When we got back we headed over to "the ice box" for the ASB ice skating party! Fun times!! This is a FUN time of year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day

There was over a foot of snow on the ground this evening and more coming down continually. Classes were cancelled from 4:30 this evening until 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. I have a slight feeling that the rest of the day might be cancelled too by tomorrow because having over a foot of fluffy loose snow on the ground and a strong possibility for wind spells BLIZZARD! In light of the snow day tomorrow and the lack of a reason to get up early in the morning we had a cozy night in the room and cut snowflakes in our Christmas light-lit room!! :) God bless you all and stay warm!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Well winter finally hit Lincoln, NE and the snow outside it beautiful! I've had a great fun-packed weekend and still managed to get my homework done and this week looks like it will be a good one. Last night Mary, Mandy and I got some good Christmas shopping in before heading to the Flemmer's house for snacks and games. When we got back to the dorm some other girls came to our room to pile on my top bunk, snuggled in and watch an old 80's movie on my laptop. This morning my work treated us to "brunch" at the Valentino's Buffet, after eating what I'm sure was enough calories to last me all week I came back and got my homework done. At 5:30 I went to a Bible study a few of us girls have here in the dorm and at 6:30 Alli invited me to eat supper with her, Bart, and Tyson. After eating too much once again I joined the flemmer relatives and friends to watch a depressing Vikings game. Add a little snow and icy roads and wa-la! That was my weekend! God Bless you all and enjoy this Most Wonderful Time of the year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ministries Club Christmas Banquet

Well we're 1/2 way through the first week back from Thanksgiving break! It hasn't gotten too busy yet and it looks like this semester's finals won't be too crazy for me. This evening we had our Ministries club banquet at Olive Garden. After the yummy meal we browsed around at the mall for a few minutes and then came back to school and had a good round of Dutch Blitz! (ALWAYS a favorite pass-time!).