Tuesday, January 25, 2011

~ Sarah's random thoughts ~

Hey everyone!
My mom thought it would be cool if I did something on here so yeah!
I turned 15 a couple months ago and am TOTALLY syked about getting to drive! My dad's already trying to teach me! I find that the hard part is letting go of the clutch while pressing on the gas! Oh well, I'll learn!
I am currently working on my second semester as a freshmen in high school! The classes I am taking consist of; Honor's English, Honor's Algebra, Honor's Earth Science, Personal Finance, Physical Education, and Computer Aided Design! I love my school and have lots of friends that I love doing things with!
I got to go Ice skating for the first time because of NVVA a couple months back and it was a blast! I LOVE hiking down here at Red Rock Canyon it's so pretty!
(like the title says this is TOTALLY random)
I have been thinking a lot about what I'm going to be and I definitely want to go into the Medical Field! Either to be a nurse or a dental hygienist! I also want to take some classes in Interior Design!
I can't wait till Park Creek Bible Camp and am positive that this year is going to be the best year yet! Well that's about it!
Hope this wasn't too crazy, but if it was that's just the way I roll! ;)

♪♫ Sarah Elisabeth Racine ♪♫

Eve in the Garden

This is a description I wrote about what it might have been like in the Garden of Eden. It also reminds me to think about what heaven will be like!

A breeze rustles through the trees, reminding you of peaceful windswept days.
As you look around, you see brilliant flowers in the most beautiful colors.
Hydrangeas that are so blue, they are almost violet.
Roses that you smell even before you see their lovely buds.
Every color imaginable is around you, yellows, purple, reds.
A wolf softly walks on deep layers of grass, but have no fear
The creature nuzzles you and then keeps walking.
The sun shines brightly, but not enough to make you squint.
And the trees, tall and stately with every imaginable kind of fruit.
Luscious oranges full of juice, the sweetest apples you ever ate
Banana trees laden down with their sweet, soft fruit.
All for you to eat and enjoy.
There is no death, no fear, no filth.
All is clean, cared for, at peace
Best of all, God the Father is there, He walks with you, He talks with you.
As you lay down at night, all is well, only peace, love and contentment.
No sin, no fear, no danger, every need is met, everything is wonderful.



Well we won't talk about how long it took me to get on here. Let's just say that I really like Facebook. However, what is the point in having a blog if you don't use it. I enjoy many other peoples blogs, so it is time I get busy with my own.

We are doing well here in Las Vegas. God continues to bless the church with new souls to teach and help. Our city isn't very good though, more crime and murders everyday it seems. This week a few blocks away from our home, a man was killed. It makes me especially thankful that God is watching over our family and His church, even in a wicked city. We do love our "winter" weather though. Nice with only long sleeves needed, walks, biking, scootering, etc. We can do it all right in January.

Sarah is doing great in high school, yes, she really is in high school. It is a virtual school, k12 as is Nathan. She continues to improve with the piano, she takes after her grandmas, they all play well! Nathan is taking 2 high school classes and is doing so well. He went on his first hunting trip this year which was a big highlight for him. Now he wants to gain weight and get stronger. He is going to be tall and skinny, just like my dad. Everybody else is watching their weight, but not Nathan, he cheers when he gains! Deborah is our prolific writer of stories and poems. She is growing up and learning what it means to be a young lady, which isn't always fun! She is still so full of life and fun! Stephen is doing very well too, he loves to read, the Bible and Boxcar Children are his favorites. Thanks Grandma for sending those library sale ones to us! He is ready for baseball to begin next month too.

John and I are busy as usual, but it is a good busy. He continues to work in the Operations at UPS, and for the Church at Las Vegas. 2010 was full of new conversions and lots of teaching. His health is good, he keeps plugging away with his enthusiasm about Jesus, and powerful preaching. I am enjoying school with the kids, I learn so much. I also have been teaching the ladies class and the young ladies here in Vegas which is a pleasure for me. I continue to hunt for good bargains wherever I can get them. Coupons, forthemommas.com, bread store, etc. It is a game for me to stretch that dollar as much as I can. I may not make money for my family, but I sure save my husband a lot of money.

So that is how we are. A little late in coming, but I will do better. God bless each of you in 2011.