Monday, June 24, 2013

Our Family Hike

A couple of days ago, our family went on a hike with some people from church. This included: The Asa's, (without Madi) :(, David Hageman, (brother of Daniel Hageman of Ethiopia fame) Aaron Hageman, (brother of Natalie Hageman of Ethiopian fame). Sorry for the confusion, we have a lot of Hageman's in our church. :) Any ways, we had a really fun time seeing God's handiwork and having some fellowship with church family at the same time! :D I took some pictures, so I'll let you all see my favorites. Have fun reading about our experience! :)
Stop #1: The River Bridge
My little sister Tabitha posing on the River Bridge, our first stop for photos
 
My other little sister Marta also posing for me. :)
 
Some beautiful water photos
 
I thought this shot was especially pretty with the leaves giving the photo an extra zing.
 
                   My oldest brother, Andrew, took this picture, so that I could prove that I was actually on the hike.
Gracie Asa said that I could post this picture of her. Bless her!

                                                              More Beautiful water shots

Stop #2: Lunch at a Waterfall

 Sam, cute as ever, willing as ever, posing in front of the waterfall we stopped for lunch at.
 My brother David showing Gracie Asa and Sami Asa something interesting on the other side of the bridge.
                                                      The waterfall we had lunch at.
                                                                More rushing water...

The Final and third stop: A Hike Finished with an even more cool Waterfall.

 Hiking on a barely visible trail led by Aaron showing the way and David hacking branches and limbs off with his machete earning himself the new nickname, "Machete Man". :)

                              This was a big rock that several of us kids made a slide out of.
Everyone in single file making our way to our destination: a waterfall and snow! :D
                                               The foreboding mountains looming over us.
 My oldest siblings, Andrew and Sarah letting me take pictures of them at the top of a large rock.

 The Hiking group visiting on the top of a rock dubbed by me, "Destination in view, Oh the Joy!"
                        Waterfalls coming down the mountains showing that summer is here!!
                                             Resting on rocks by the side of our destination.
                                                              Another Water Picture
 Grace and Blake Asa and my brother David, climbing in the snow right above the waterfall.
                                                   This is a photo of most of our group.
 Ahh, more ice-cold mountain water. (which, BTW, felt really good after a long, hot hike in the sunshine.)
 Tabitha, posing for me one more time before we went back through the trail, and drove home.
 

 

 
 Before I stop, I have one more thing to say: Madison Asa was unable to come on our hike, and we missed her very much... :( MISSED YOU MADI!!! :( :( :(
 

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Quick Quiz: Get to Know Me! :)

Favorite person in history and why? History??
I like history pretty well, so a favorite is hard to find. Of course my absolute favorite would be Jesus Christ because without Him coming to earth, we would be lost in sin. I guess that's why He's my favorite person in history too! I have other favorites though, and I must say the first missionary, Paul would be another top favorite, as well as our founding fathers.

Favorite scents?
Oh, this is a tough question. I like a lot of scents. Probably my favorite scent is when you walk into a stable and take a deep whiff of sweaty horses, dusty hay, and yes, horse manure. (sorry, that's kind of gross.) I also like the smell of fresh flowers of any kind. Lavender and roses are my favorite of this group, although I enjoy all of them. I also enjoy the smell of anything baking in the oven such as cookies, pizza, or brownies. Another smell I like is the smell of a leather shop. That smells pretty awesome too.

What is your favorite Bible chapter, verse, or passage and why?
My personal favorite Bible passage is Job 39:19-25. Why, you ask? Yup, you guessed it... it's about Horses! My absolute favorite animal!!! :) Look it up in any version and you'll see what I mean. God basically describes how awesome horses are in this passage! I enjoy reading in Ruth, Ester, and Genesis, they are my favorite books, Daniel and Jonah coming up in close second. I also have enjoyed reading all of the four gospels, and listen with interest as the spiritual leaders of my church teach through the heavier books and epistles.

Favorite season?
Summer!!!!! By far, summer is my favorite. The days are long and sunny (mostly ;), we have people over to our house more often, there's no school, and that means I have more time to do other things. (also it happens to be when the Bible Bee is!!)

Favorite Genre of Music (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th Century)?
I usually like all music, (except for most rock or pop music which really has no tune, just drums and shouting), but out of these choices my favorites (is it okay to have two?) would probably be Classical and Baroque, since some Romantic is boring, and some 20th Century is, well, too 20th Century. (By the way, I love singing, listening to, and playing hymns, so what genre does that fall under?)

Favorite kinds of books (i.e. fiction, history, etc.)?
My favorite book is the Bible of course, and that's the History Book of the Universe. I usually read a mix of all the kinds of books, fiction, non-fiction, etc. I enjoy reading a lot, so the specific kind doesn't really matter to me.

For travelling, do you prefer driving, flying, or train?
Well, there's good and bad for all of the choices, with driving, you are usually just with your family, sometimes with friends, and you can enjoy fellowship easier, and driving is cheaper that train or airplane. With an airplane, you can go to other countries much easier than in a car or on a train (unless you take a train under the water "across" the English channel) and airplanes are usually much faster than train or cars. With trains, you can cover ground speed quickly, but you can't go across water like an airplane or a car (with the help of a boat :). So I guess my favorite would probably be... all of the above? No, I think I enjoy travelling in a car with my family best, airplane second, and (sorry to you train-lovers) train last.

Middle name?
My middle name is Marie, so my full name would then be: Rebekah Marie Eddy

Favorite style of shoes?
Flip-flops!!!! :) (another reason why I like summer! :P) They're so easy to slip on and off, which makes playing on Tuesdays(our family have people from our church and community over for about three hours to play and fellowship) easy.

Ice cream or Mousse?
Oh, oh, oh!!! Ice cream BY FAR!!! I love  ice cream. (How does the saying go...?) I scream for ice cream!! (so true) :D

Favorite color combinations?
Let's see...
black and silver,
blue and brown,
purple and gold (UW colors :),
pink and silver,
green and gold.





Monday, June 3, 2013

'Tis the Season for: The BIBLE BEE!!!! :D

Oh yeah! Bible Bee season is FINALLY here!!! I get to be a senior this year, so I'm super excited. In case there's people reading my blog who don't know what the Bible Bee is, (though it really is a shame), I'll clue you in. The Bible Bee is a program designed to help you memorise a certain amount of verses during the summer, as well as study the Bible daily with the assistance from a "Sword Study", the Bible Bee ends with a local competition at your hostess church, and if you place in the top 100 participants you may get to go to Nationals which is being held in Tennessee this year. Our family has been doing this Bible Bee ever since it started, at least three years ago. It has helped me memorise verses regularly, as well as spend more time in God's Word. I hope to see a lot of people be blessed as I have through this Bible Bee, and I also hope to get to go to Nationals, but I may be up against a tough crowd, now that I'm a senior... :)
Maybe someone who reads my blog may say "hey, let's check this out," so I'll include their web page, just in case. Here it is: www.biblebee.com
So, I hope you find this helpful as I did and do...(or not. :P )
Got to go!